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Melco Resorts Puts Off Acquiring Crown Shares Following Investigation into the Deal

Melco Resorts and Entertainment, an Asian casino operator, has put off the purchase of a large portion of shares in Crown Resorts. This follows an announcement by the NSW, New South Wales, which is the governing body for Independent Liquor & Gaming that it is investigating the business deal. On Wednesday, Melco Resort announced that […]

Singapore Casino Regulator Cites Loot Boxes as Gambling Risk

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Loot boxes in video games are in the news again and casino regulators in Singapore are investigating the ‘novel’ gambling products. They have mentioned the obvious appeal to a young demographic as the motivation to mitigate the possible risk involved in playing those games. Officially known as the Singapore’ Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA), it is […]

DIA Discussion Document Draws Criticism in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has published a discussion document looking at the state of online gambling on the island. However, the DIA discussion document is receiving some backlash from both sides of the aisle. Both supporters of web-based casinos and anti-gambling advocates find the discussion document misunderstanding and lacking in its conceptualisation […]

NZ Gambling Act Reforms Tabled for Public Discussion

NZ Gambling Act Reforms Public Contributions

Gambling Act reforms are now up for discussion by the government and public after coming up for review on 31 July. Currently, the legislation is not specific enough about Internet gambling, which will be the main focus for the reforms by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). However, the suggestions submitted are drawing criticism from […]

ASA Suspends BetIndex Gambling Adverts on Facebook

BetIndex Gambling Advert Banned

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has suspended BetIndex Gambling adverts on Facebook for showing young football players. The ASA found a paid Facebook advert on Football Index on the 20th of May 2019 that promoted the gambling application. In the advert text, there was mention of Jadon Sancho, a young English professional football player. The […]

Lotto New Zealand Recognised for Responsible Gambling Program

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Lotto New Zealand places emphasis first and foremost on safe and responsible gambling for Kiwis. The World Lottery Association has affirmed this by awarding our national lottery operator with a Level 4 Responsible Gaming Certification. A Level 4 certificate is the highest accolade or certification a lottery organisation can receive. Lotto New Zealand just confirms […]

New Lottery Commission to Benefit Agents in AU

New Lottery Commission AU

The Andrews Labour Government in Victoria, south-eastern Australia, has implemented a new lottery commission which will change how lottery tickets are sold in the region. The new lottery commission method poses great benefits for hundreds of news and lottery agents in Victoria, many of which are small businesses. The news was released on the official […]

Web-based Gambling Grows in Popularity in NZ

Web-based Gambling Grows in NZ

Gambling online has become more favored in New Zealand, according to reports. The people who have been against gambling said that the recent government has been concentrating on governing the industry. Not a lot of energy has been spent on providing people with the utmost protection against web-based gambling harm. Most of the people living […]

Sinking Lid Pokie Policy Will Not Be Implemented in the Waipā District

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It seems that the Waipā District Council does not believe that the sinking lid rule should be added to the active gambling policy in the municipality. This comes after a committee meeting was held to determine whether or not amendments should be made to the current governing policy. Only two members of the committee voted […]

NZ Racing Gets Coverage On Sportsbet

Leading bookmakers, Sportsbet is to supply NZ Racing on all its digital platforms in Australia. Sportsbet is the largest bookmaker in Australia owned by Flutter Entertainment. The deal was struck between Sportsbet and the New Zealand Racing Industry Transition agency (RITA). Sportbet has become the frontier for New Zealand racing. RITA is the body that oversees […]

SkyCity Shows Concern Over Crown Resorts Investigation

SkyCity concerns about crown resorts investigation

SkyCity Entertainment owns three casinos with two in New Zealand and one in Adelaide Australia. In the past days, there have been revelations that the big Australian casino operator, Crown Resort was involved with junket operators that are supported by powerful crime gangs. As a result, the Australian casino is under inquiry by law enforcement […]

Yggdrasil Gaming Releases New Untamed Wild Pokie Game

Untamed Wild Pokie New Zealand

Hop on an exciting journey and travel to a peaceful forest where you will meet a wide range of powerful creatures in this new pokie game called Untamed Wild. The game is powered by one of the leading casino software developers – Yggdrasil Gaming. As we all may know, outdoor adventures are not always possible […]

SkyCity Entertainment Group Financial Results Released

Skycity Entertainment Group NZ

New Zealand based company, SkyCity Entertainment Group, responsible for three casinos, has not managed to achieve a high turnover in the previous fiscal. This has been attributed to players from Asia and Australia. In their recent financial reports, SkyCity Entertainment Group announced that revenue has dropped by 2.5% in the financial period ending June 30, […]

SkyCity Online Gambling Site Launches for New Zealanders

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SkyCity Entertainment Group has launched its online platform, catering to Kiwi online gamblers. The SkyCity online gambling site is based in Malta as the New Zealand government prohibits gambling sites from operating inside the country. NZ players looking to join in on the fun can find it at skycitycasino.com. The SkyCity online gambling site is […]

Star Entertainment Junket Operators Under Scrutiny

Star Entertainment Junket Operators Investigation

Recent inspections into Star Entertainment junket operators has prompted the CEO to speak out. According to recent reports, Star Entertainment’s junket operators have become the subject of public inquiry. Since Crown Resorts’ own troubles with authorities overseas, the sector has been extremely sensitive to legal backlash. In 2017, Star Entertainment’s rival, Crown Resorts, was involved […]

GTA Glitch Lets Bettors Win Maximum Payout

GTA Glitch on horse racing bets online

A glitch in Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online’s Diamond Casino has made players who gamble on horse races richer. It was discovered that players who have been betting low on horse races were winning the maximum payout. The bug was only detected on the PC version of the game. If players placed low wagers on […]

Microgaming & Foxium Launch Boom Pirates Pokie in NZ

Latest Foxium Pokie New Zealand

Microgaming, in partnership with Foxium, a software provider for mobile and web-based casino games, has released a new pokie – Boom Pirates. In the coming five weeks, selected Microgaming casinos across New Zealand will offer customers the opportunity to test the pokie in real and free money modes before it goes live at Microgaming operators […]