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Regulators gather in Sydney for casino regulation workshop

In August, around sixty Australian and international gaming regulators attended the first-ever casino and gaming regulation program held in Australia. ”Gaming Regulation”, a joint venture...

Melco likely to target full Crown acquisition: Bernstein

Melco’s moves to acquire a 19.99 percent interest in Crown Resorts is likely stepping stone for eventually taking controlling ownership, or outright acquisition of...
Lawrence Levy

Ainsworth 2019 results “relatively weak”

Ainsworth Game Technology announced a 66 percent drop in 2019 profit, with Chief Executive Laurence Levy calling the results “relatively weak,” with room for improvement.

Mars-X now available across the Asia-Pacific region

Casino players can “Xperience the Difference” through the latest dual-screen gaming sensation from Aristocrat.  The company’s new innovation, MarsX gives operators an entirely new way...

Crown Resorts profit falls 4.7 pct on VIP decline

Casino operator Crown Resorts on Wednesday saw its annual profit fell 4.7 percent year-on-year, mainly due to a decline in VIP spending from Chinese...
Crown-Barangaroo

Crown settles Sydney sightline dispute

Crown Resorts has settled a legal dispute with Infrastructure New South Wales (ISNW) and will retain the view of Sydney Harbour from its new VIP property in the city.
The Star

Suncity closes Australia VIP rooms

Macau’s largest junket operator, Suncity Group, has closed all its Australian VIP rooms for commercial reasons, MNA reports.

AGE 2019 a booming success

This year the Australasian Gaming Expo celebrated the 30th Anniversary of showcasing Gaming and Hospitality products to representatives from Clubs, Hotels and Casinos. Delegates...

Star Entertainment profit hit by fall in VIP spending

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group posted an 8.4 percent annual drop in profit, amid a fall in VIP gaming revenue.  On Friday, the group...
Australian horse racing

NSW and Victoria stage turf war in Australian racing

Australian racing is in the midst of one of the biggest changes in its long history as the nation's two biggest states – New South Wales and Victoria – wage what the media have dubbed a "turf war" and behind which lies two different approaches to the business of betting.

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Wakayama Prefectural Assembly declares support for IR bid

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Second whistleblower accuses Crown of customs offences

Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie plans to call for a royal commission inquiry into Crown Resorts after a second whistleblower claimed the company is helping VIPs to bypass customs.