Racing Australia agrees new rules on sports betting

The thoroughbred racing controlling body in Australia – Racing Australia, in other words – will allegedly enforce new rules beginning with next month. The rules have been designed so as to ensure that affiliates do not bet their money with offshore gambling operators.

Against all odds

At present, Australian punters are captivated by illegal offshore wagering. Firms offer better chances of winning and ROI to entice, along with anonymous wagering, to entice bettors. The industry does not make any money from race field fees. It has been estimated that unlicensed bookmakers cost the country’s horse racing industry $300 million each year. The reason for this is that they cannot impose race field fees. As stated in The Sydney Morning Herald, the offshore market is likely to grow as high as $664 by 2020. (more…)

The Australian authorities are taking over the gambling industries again

The Australian authorities are taking over the gambling industries again

Since the fuss around gambling started to happen in Australia, authorities became more active when supervising this industry. The Australian authorities started to ban the gambling operators and the websites that seem not to respect the law. The authorities responsible for regulating the gambling industry are represented by ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority). Lately, the offshore gambling websites are under the strict observation of ACMA, as many of them are performing outside the regulations of the country. (more…)

Cirrus Networks lands a big contract with Crown Casino

Cirrus Network’s dream has finally become true. The Australian IT service provider has managed to land a large managed services contract with Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth. They have agreed to a five year, $2.5 million contract. Cirrus Network will manage data networks, as well as voice infrastructure at the two gambling establishments and entertainment complexes, in an effort to reach performance, business continuity, and availability goals.

Crown Melbourne resort has a casino, 3 hotels, rooms for formal social gatherings, restaurants, and shopping and entertainment facilities. As far as Crown Perth is concerned, the resort and casino have a convention center, theater, and 2 ballrooms. (more…)

Lottoland lottery – betting website definitively banned from Australia

Upon the newest set of regulations implemented by the Australian government, it seems like numerous “synthetic” lotteries have had to suffer, the latest example being Lottoland, whose betting website has been recently banned.  This has come as great news for the biggest player in the local gambling scene, Tabcorp gaining a leaping advantage over its competitors.

All websites operating online bets without demanding from gamblers the actual purchase of a lottery ticket will not be able to access the Australian gambling scene, once the landmark law approved by the parliament comes into operation starting from 1th of January 2019. Lottery providers that offered traditional gambling opportunities, such as the one mentioned above, have been under threat since the rise of synthetic lottery sites, so this news comes as a huge victory. (more…)

New gambling and integrity panel is launched in Australia

Australians will have the possibility to enjoy a new panel called the gambling and integrity panel. The Esports Games Association Australia is the one who has the initiative to create it, and now it is close to its launching date. The esports market is similar to the classic sports one, gambling providers are the ones who influence both of them. Stakeholders considered this concerning and after multiple notifications, the EGAA decided to take measures to assure people that integrity is a priority, even in esports. Considering that the Internet is full of threats, there is no surprise that there were identified factors that may have a negative impact on integrity. In order to prevent harm from being done, the majority of tournaments and leagues have shared their enactment with the actions they will take to fight risks. The purpose of this initiative is to organize competitions that are based on integrity. (more…)

A boost in mobile betting has been reported in Australia

Online gambling seems to have taken an interesting turn in the country, as reported by the well-known market research enterprise – Roy Morgan. It seems like more Australians are using their mobile devices to make bets, while the overall number of gamblers is currently lower than it used to be back in the day. While the status of the local gambling environment is still being researched, there are a few easily noticeable facts that come to the public’s attention. (more…)

16 000 Australians signed a powerful petition on lottery betting gains

Since the Australian Government took the unpleasant decision of banning lottery betting, Australians got revolted and took the initiative by organizing a powerful petition signing event. Australians call out on the Government to leave the decision behind, as it has no utility whatsoever and it only keeps the citizens from doing what they want. Around 16 000 people signed the petition already, and the number is continuously growing. This public response was the appropriate reaction to what happened later, considering that the industry of lottery betting gained no less than 700 000 customers. (more…)

Australasian Gaming Expo 2018 – purpose and hot topics covered

The Australasian Gaming Expo 2018 will be taking place between 14 – 16 August 2018 and it will gather for the 28th year in a row, leading enterprises in the industry. The Gaming Technology Association is once again the organizer, and the big event will take place at the International Convention Centre Sidney. For those that activate in the accommodation industry, but also casinos and clubs, attendance is a no-discussion topic. (more…)

New investments are planned for Queensland

Queensland is known for the initiatives they take in order to improve the economics of the territory. So there is no surprise that they decided to bring the world’s most well-known investors in casino industry to the region in an attempt to improve the state’s finances. The officials of the eastern Australian state decided to reach the representatives of the most noticeable casino brands from Macau and Las Vegas in order to understand how they can successfully invest in this domain. They know that the best strategy to attract casino operators to Australia is to travel to the City of Lights, meet with the casino companies and present them the benefits they will have if they will choose to invest in Queensland. Queensland will be represented by Kate Jones when the delegates will travel to Las Vegas and Macau. She is the Queensland Tourism Minister, so she is the right person to negotiate with casino operators. (more…)