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Sportsbet Reports Huge Profit Compared to Domestic Rival Tabcorp

Thu, Aug 17, 2:51pm by Jonathan Zaun

When the Irish-based Paddy Power / Betfair online gaming conglomerate released its interim financial results, which cover the first six months of 2017, the...

Victorian Government Unveils Increased Taxes on Profitable Pokies

Thu, Aug 17, 2:32pm by Jonathan Zaun

Just over a month after instituting a 20-year “freeze” on pokie licences, the Labor-led government in Victoria has announced an ambitious new tax plan targeting...

Tom Dwan
Poker Life: Tom Dwan is the most entertaining Poker Pro to watch

Thu, Aug 17, 2:26pm by Poker Guru

In general I do not enjoy watching others play poker, I enjoy playing myself a lot more. But there is one exception and it is Tom Dwan, or ‘durrr’ as he is known...

Crown Resorts Exec Released After 10 Months in Chinese Prison

Thu, Aug 17, 8:25am by Jonathan Zaun

Exactly 10 months to the day after being arrested and detained by Chinese authorities, Crown Resorts executive Jason O’Connor was released from custody on August...

Online Poker
Online Poker Players Forced to Fold After IGAB Ban is Voted In

Wed, Aug 16, 3:00pm by Jonathan Zaun

Despite the best efforts of online poker activists, the industry was officially banned on Wednesday, August 9 via voice vote in the Senate. By approving the...

Cairns Casino bid
Cairns in running for a casino licence after Gold Coast bid fails

Tue, Aug 15, 4:07pm by Staff Writer

Less than two weeks after the Queensland State government rejected the ASF Group’s bid to build a $3 billion casino resort on the Gold Coast Spit, the North...

Rickie Fowler
Weekly Wrap: AG staff bag 11 winners, turn $200 into $258

Mon, Aug 14, 4:14pm by Jake Equid

The Australian Gambling staff had a solid week on the punt, backing 11 winners from 20 suggested bets, and more importantly, turned in a profit of $58. Our best...

Woolworths Pokies
After Record Earnings, Woolworths in Legal Fight to Add Pokies

Thu, Aug 10, 10:47am by Jonathan Zaun

After reaping $669 million in revenue from its Victorian pokie operations during the 2015-16 fiscal year, Woolworths is attempting to add more machines in the state....

Mobile App Wagering Booms Across Australia at Expense of Retail

Thu, Aug 10, 9:06am by Jonathan Zaun

Per the latest findings from Matt Ryan, a veteran gaming industry analyst working for the UBS investment bank, sports bettors in Australia are increasingly replacing...

Poker Life: A look at Pokerstars Live And Other Major Tournaments

Thu, Aug 10, 8:55am by Poker Guru

I have played poker in many major tournaments around the world: WSOP, WPT, EPT, APT and APPT, to name a few of the biggest names. EPT and APPT were both...

Crown Hotel
Crown Resorts Posts Reduction in Profit with VIP Revenue down

Wed, Aug 9, 4:59pm by Jonathan Zaun

With the release of Crown Resorts’ full year results, covering the fiscal year ending June 30, the company confirmed financial analysts’ worst fears. Using the...

Trump brand heading to Macau, the World’s biggest gambling centre

Tue, Aug 8, 10:40am by Staff Writer

The Trump brand does not currently have a presence in Macau, but that it set to change, with four new trademarks, including one for casinos, granted approval from...

Henry Tran
Hometown Hero Tran Wins Star Sydney Championships Main Event

Tue, Aug 8, 8:12am by Jonathan Zaun

After a field of 496 entrants in the 2017 Star Sydney Championships Main Event was whittled down to the final table of nine, an Australian poker legend found himself...

Hideki Matsuyama
Matsuyama moves into $15 for USPGA Championship after win

Mon, Aug 7, 3:20pm by Staff Writer

Hideki Matsuyama will go into the year’s final major will some serious momentum, after he stormed to a five-shot victory at the World Golf...

Taylor Walker
Weekly Wrap: winners in 4 sports see AG staff make a small profit

Mon, Aug 7, 1:26pm by Staff Writer

The Australian Gambling staff had a solid week on the punt, backing six winners from 15 suggested bets, and more importantly, turned in a small profit. In the AFL,...

Steve Smith and David Warner
The year-long pay dispute is over, it’s time to play some Cricket

Fri, Aug 4, 3:52pm by Staff Writer

The biggest pay dispute to hit Australian Cricket since the days of World Series cricket in the mid to late 70’s is over, with Cricket Australia (CA) and the...

Poker Life
Poker Life: Why learning how to play Poker always trumps cheating

Fri, Aug 4, 7:13am by Poker Guru

There is a famous cheating story from the days of the Wild West. I think it’s from a movie but it’s a good story. Table stakes did not apply at the time which...

Lotto Ticket
Owners of WA’s “Luckiest” Lotto Kiosks Reveal Secrets to Success

Thu, Aug 3, 3:14pm by Jonathan Zaun

Everybody who plays the lottery is looking to beat astronomical odds and cash in a jackpot-winning ticket. But as a recent profile published by the South Perth...

ACTU Holds Rally to Protest Crown Casino Layoffs

Thu, Aug 3, 1:07pm by Jonathan Zaun

Members of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) gathered with allies outside of Crown Casino in Melbourne on July 25, rallying to protest the impending...

Sydney Poker Championships
Poker: Action Heating Up at the Star Sydney Championships Series

Thu, Aug 3, 7:21am by Jonathan Zaun

The latest edition of the Star Sydney Championships poker tournament series began on July 18, and since then several preliminary events have produced several new...

Gold Coast Casino Proposal
Queensland Government rejects $3 billion Gold Coast Casino resort

Tue, Aug 1, 1:09pm by Staff Writer

Following several months of community consultation, the Queensland Government has rejected a proposal to build a $3 billion Gold Coast Casino and integrated resort,...

Adelaide Casino
SA Government Approves Adelaide Casino’s $330 Million Renovation

Tue, Aug 1, 8:07am by Jonathan Zaun

Adelaide Casino will proceed with plans for a $330 million expansion, aimed at courting high-rollers, after receiving final approval from the South Australia (SA)...

FanDuel exits UK Market just days before the EPL Season Kicks Off

Tue, Aug 1, 7:58am by Staff Writer

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) heavyweight FanDuel has exited the UK market after one season, to focus its commercial growth on its core US market. This past Friday,...

Dane Gagai
Punter turns $10 into $24,000 with crazy 10-leg AFL/NRL multi

Mon, Jul 31, 11:57am by Staff Writer

A series of crazy AFL and NRL results over the weekend made one Sportsbet punter $23,709 richer, when his or her 10-leg multi saluted. Five of the ten 10 selections...

Gold Coast Casino
Caesar’s reportedly signs on for new Gold Coast casino

Sat, Jul 29, 12:01pm by Staff Writer

One of the world biggest casino companies, Caesars Entertainment, is set to operate the Gold Coast’s second casino after reportedly agreeing with ASF to build...

Are skill-based games the next big thing in gambling?

Sat, Jul 29, 7:55am by Jonathan Zaun

After establishing a foothold in Nevada and New Jersey, American gambling machine manufacturer GameCo is looking to bring its line of so-called...

Victorian AFL clubs reap $94 million from pokies revenue

Sat, Jul 29, 7:27am by Staff Writer

Pressure is growing on Victorian-based AFL clubs to dump their pokies licenses after it was revealed they reaped $94 million in the past year. Anti-pokies...

Scott Blumstein
Poker Life: WSOP wrap, varying your strategy and games like Poker

Fri, Jul 28, 12:07pm by Poker Guru

First of all, congratulations to the new WSOP Main Event champion: Scott Blumstein, a 25-year-old professional poker player from New Jersey. As I predicted an...

Great Yarmouth
‘Wrong horse’ wins British race, but bets paid out anyway

Fri, Jul 28, 9:08am by Staff Writer

It’s the British racing controversy which has been compared to the famous Australian Fine Cotton ring-in. A 50-1 shot saluted at Great Yarmouth on Thursday in...

Joey Barton
Joey Barton’s ban for betting on matches reduced following appeal

Fri, Jul 28, 8:30am by Staff Writer

Joey Barton’s appeal against his 18-month ban from all football activity for breaching betting regulations has seen his suspension reduced by five months,...

ESports Sydney
Australia stars at eSports Sydney event to make World Cup

Fri, Jul 28, 8:23am by Jonathan Zaun

During the weekend of July 21-23, the Star Sydney transformed from an elegant casino into an exciting eSports extravaganza – due in large part to the success of a...

Joe Perry
Snooker pro Joe Perry suspended over betting rule breaches

Thu, Jul 27, 5:19pm by Staff Writer

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association suspended 2015 Players Championship winner Joe Perry for three months, for breaching betting rules. The ban...

WSOP Main Event Final Nine
WSOP by the numbers: 2017 breaks all sorts of records

Wed, Jul 26, 11:25am by Jonathan Zaun

For the first time in the 48-year history of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), more than 120,000 tournament entries were tallied – shattering a record established...

Adelaide Casino
Adelaide casino $300m reno still on track after re-think

Wed, Jul 26, 11:25am by Senior Writer

Skycity will continue with its $330 million renovation of its Adelaide casino after it was forced to revisit its long-held plans. While it has been 18 months since...

Tennis Racquet
One in six professional athletes approached to fix matches

Wed, Jul 26, 8:13am by Staff Writer

One in six professional athletes surveyed in Europe have said they have been approached to fix matches within the last 12 months. The astonishing results come from a...

Chris Ferguson
Ferguson tops POY honours after conclusion of WSOP

Tue, Jul 25, 5:07pm by Staff Writer

Chris Ferguson’s return from the poker wilderness is complete with the 2000 WSOP Main Event winner leading Player Of The Year honours after a record 17 cashes...

California Scratchies
Man suing after being denied $5m scratchie windfall

Tue, Jul 25, 5:07pm by Staff Writer

A man who sent his 16-year-old son in to buy a handful of scratchies at a convenience store has been denied a $5 million windfall because officials say the tickets...

Rival casino executive attacks Crown over China scandal

Tue, Jul 25, 9:09am by Staff Writer

With legal proceedings in the infamous Crown Resorts case in China having wound up and the last of the casino giant’s staff set to be released from jail next...

Weekly Wrap: AG staff bag 10 winners, turning $240 into $398

Mon, Jul 24, 4:53pm by Jake Equid

The Australian Gambling staff had a great week on the punt, backing 10 winners from 24 suggested bets, and more importantly, turned in a profit of $158.40. Our best...

Scott Blumstein
Scott Blumstein secures WSOP Main Event in dramatic finish

Sun, Jul 23, 6:55pm by Senior Writer

Scott Blumstein is the 2017 WSOP Main Event champion, with the 25-year-old capitalising on his long-time chip lead to capture the US$8.1 million in prizemoney and...

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey and Devilfish Ulliott join Poker Hall of Fame

Sun, Jul 23, 8:55am by Staff Writer

Poker legends Phil Ivey and David ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott have been admitted to the Poker Hall of Fame as the World Series of Poker hits its climax in Las...

Dan Ott, Scott Blumstein, Ben Pollak
Blumstein, Ott and Pollak through to Main Event final day

Sat, Jul 22, 4:18pm by Senior Writer

The final three for the WSOP Main Event has been decided, with Scott Blumstein remaining in a powerhouse position to claim the US$8.1 million first prize when he...

Gold Coast Casino
Queensland premier rebuffs Gold Coast ‘Casino City’ proposal

Sat, Jul 22, 8:51am by Jonathan Zaun

Upon learning that American casino giant Caesars Entertainment is exploring an expansion to Queensland, the state’s Premier spoke out against the Glitter Strip...

Scott Blumstein
Blumstein dominates WSOP Final Table as Sinclair and Lamb exit

Fri, Jul 21, 5:15pm by Senior Writer

Scott Blumstein holds a commanding position heading into the second day of the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table as two players bid farewell on what was a...

WSOP Main Event Final Nine
WSOP Main Event – Meet the Final Nine – Part 1

Fri, Jul 21, 9:30am by Jonathan Zaun

After seven gruelling days on the felt, the 7,221-player field which began the World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 Main Event has been whittled down to the final...

Ben Lamb
WSOP Main Event – Meet The Final Nine – Part 2

Fri, Jul 21, 9:29am by Jonathan Zaun

This is the second installment in a two-part series previewing the World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 Main Event final table. Part I highlighted the four players...

Three Wimbledon matches flagged over suspicious betting

Fri, Jul 21, 9:29am by Staff Writer

The European Sports Security Association (ESSA) has released its second quarter of 2017 findings, and the news is once again not good for the sport of tennis, and...

Matt Kirk
Aussie Matt Kirk suing Leon Tsoukernik over disputed poker debt

Fri, Jul 21, 9:18am by Jonathan Zaun

Matthew Kirk, a high-stakes poker pro known as ‘Aussie Matt’ to his peers, has filed a lawsuit seeking the return of USD$2 million he allegedly loaned to...

Adam Silver and Ben Simmons
NBA, NHL and MLB readying for betting law change

Thu, Jul 20, 3:23pm by Staff Writer

There is a sense of inevitability about sports betting being legalised in the United States with the heads of three of the four major sports readying themselves for...

Matt Tripp
Could Crownbet make a surprise move for Tatts?

Thu, Jul 20, 9:24am by Staff Writer

Amid a flurry of merger and acquisition rumours in the Australian gambling and wagering industry, the jungle drums are beating about a possible takeover of Tatts by...

WSOP Main Event Final Nine
Blumstein the $3 favourite ahead of WSOP Main Event final table

Wed, Jul 19, 11:48am by Staff Writer

New Jersey based Scott Blumstein goes into the final table at the WSOP Main Event as a $3 favourite to win the tournament thanks to a 27 per cent hold of the chips....

Three Aussies win nearly $17m each in Oz Lotto

Wed, Jul 19, 11:07am by Staff Writer

Three Australians are over $16 million richer after sharing the $50 million Oz Lotto prize on Tuesday night including a Sydney man so stunned he hung up the phone...

WSOP Main Event Final Nine decided

Tue, Jul 18, 9:53pm by Staff Writer

The final table of nine for the World Series of Poker Main Event has been decided with John Hesp and Scott Blumstein in powerful positions when play resumes on...

Japanese Casinos
Could red tape strangle fledgling Japanese casino industry?

Tue, Jul 18, 2:19pm by Staff Writer

Industry experts are worried that Japan risks killing the golden goose should it impose onerous regulations on its casino industry, which is expected to burst into...

The Star
Packer-backed business buys stake in The Star

Tue, Jul 18, 8:33am by Senior Writer

The rumours of a possible Crown Resorts takeover of major rival The Star are growing stronger after a James Packer-backed business took a stake in the Sydney-based...

Roger Federer
Weekly Wrap: AG staff doubles money at Wimbledon, lean elsewhere

Mon, Jul 17, 3:39pm by Jake Equid

The Australian Gambling staff had a great week at the Wimbledon Championships in Southwest London, backing three winners from four best bets, turning $40 into...

Kathy Liebert
Last of the female competitors eliminated from WSOP Main Event

Mon, Jul 17, 1:38pm by Staff Writer

272 females entered the World Series of Poker Main Event this year, which is roughly 3.8% of the field, and while five remained entering the fifth day,...

John O'Neill
Star Entertainment Group chairman warns against reliance on China

Sun, Jul 16, 1:11pm by Jonathan Zaun

During an interview with The Weekend Australian, Star Entertainment Group chairman John O’Neill offered a stark appraisal of the Australian casino industry’s...

Joe Hachem
Hachem busts out of WSOP Main Event on Day 3

Sat, Jul 15, 7:26am by Staff Writer

Aussie former Main Event champ Joe Hachem has joined a host of big names to exit the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. Hachem was one of seven former...

Pie Eater Wayne Shaw
Pie-eating goalkeeper charged by FA with betting offences

Sat, Jul 15, 7:15am by Senior Writer

Wayne Shaw, the veteran goalkeeper who won fame from eating a pie during an FA Cup match, has been charged by the English FA for breaching betting rules. The sight...

The Star
Rumours grow of possible Crown-Star merger

Fri, Jul 14, 10:59am by Staff Writer

The shakeup of Australia’s casino industry in the wake of Crown’s China disaster has rumours growing of a possible merger between Australia’s two...

Qui Nguyen
WSOP Main Event Update: Hachem survives but Nguyen exits

Thu, Jul 13, 2:43pm by Staff Writer

Day 2ab of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event has been run and won, and while the 2005 champion – Australia’s Joe Hachem – survived, last...

Crown Casino
Two Australian Crown staff released from Chinese prison

Thu, Jul 13, 8:38am by Staff Writer

Two Australians are among ten Crown Resorts employees who have been freed from a Shanghai prison after serving nine-month sentences for promoting gambling. The ten...

Tabcorp Tatts
Crownbet, ACCC take Tatts-Tabcorp merger objection further

Thu, Jul 13, 8:22am by Senior Writer

Crownbet has reportedly joined the ACCC in appealing the decision of the Australian Competition Tribunal to approve the merger of Tatts and Tabcorp. The $11 billion...

Heidi May
Heidi May becomes second Aussie female to win a WSOP bracelet

Wed, Jul 12, 12:58pm by Staff Writer

Tasmania’s Heidi May outlasted a field of 717 entrants to become the second Australian female to taste World Series of Poker success in the $10,000 Ladies No-Limit...

Chris Ferguson
Ferguson’s 15th WSOP cash but falls short in seven-card showdown

Wed, Jul 12, 11:21am by Jonathan Zaun

Continuing a stellar performance at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), one which included a record-setting number of cashes in a single summer, former Full Tilt Poker...

Bet 365
Should Bet365 be forced to honour £1 million payout?

Wed, Jul 12, 8:55am by Staff Writer

A Northern Irish woman is suing global betting giant Bet365 for over £1 million after they refused to pay put a bet she placed through her online account, Megan...

Western Sydney council of Fairfield sets record for pokie revenue

Tue, Jul 11, 2:00pm by Staff Writer

Despite being one of the most under privileged areas in the nation, an astonishing $8.27 billion was put through pokies in the Western Sydney council of Fairfield in...

Robert Whittaker
Weekend Wrap: Wins on Ricciardo and Whittaker spare some blushes

Mon, Jul 10, 4:04pm by Jake Equid

It wasn’t the best week on the punt for the Australian Gambling staff, but we did manage to select a couple of Aussies on the world stage, which saved some of our...

Josh Dugan
NSW to beat Queensland and secure second series win in 12 years

Mon, Jul 10, 11:25am by Christopher Duffy

Queensland v NSW, Game 3, Suncorp Stadium, Wednesday July 12, 8pm AEST The decider is upon us. Queensland’s thrilling comeback in Sydney in Game 2 has set up a...

Chris Klodnicki
Klodnicki gets first bracelet in $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Sun, Jul 9, 12:42pm by Staff Writer

Chris Klodnicki has secured his first-ever WSOP bracelet after an epic 61-hand heads-up duel with Emile Schiff to win the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, event No.66...

Manly Sea Eagles
Spot-fixing concerns set to prompt NRL betting changes

Sun, Jul 9, 11:49am by Staff Writer

Betting rules in the National Rugby League are set to be substantially tightened with reports that a police investigation into possible match fixing has revealed...

Sam Groth
Groth reveals he was approached to throw tennis match

Sun, Jul 9, 10:11am by Senior Writer

Australian tennis player Sam Groth has revealed he was approached to deliberately lose a match at an ATP tournament last month. Groth told News Limited that he was...

Elior Sion
Elior Sion wins WSOP Poker Players Championship

Sat, Jul 8, 9:27am by Jonathan Zaun

While fans widely consider the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event to be the most prestigious tournament of them all, professionals look to the USD$50,000 Poker...

HOMO - Hobart
Will this be Australia’s most iconic casino?

Sat, Jul 8, 8:40am by Staff Writer

It promises to be the most unique casino experience in Australia, with David Walsh revealing the design for his ambitious HOMO project at Berriedale, north of...

Playing Pokies
Victoria caps total pokie numbers for 25 years

Sat, Jul 8, 8:20am by Senior Writer

Victoria will cap the number of pokie machines in the state at just over 27,000 for the next 25 years, but has provided long-term certainty for pubs and clubs by...

Poker Life – WSOP Main Event begins in Las Vegas on Saturday

Thu, Jul 6, 12:50pm by Poker Guru

July is the time of year when nobody wants to be in Las Vegas because it is too crazy hot, except for poker players who can afford a buy-in to WSOP Main Event. Or...

Alexandru Papazian
WSOP Update: Papazian becomes first Romanian to win a bracelet

Thu, Jul 6, 12:30pm by Staff Writer

The 60th event of the WSOP tournament was taken out by Romanian Alexandru Papazian, who becomes his nation’s first gold bracelet winner, and continues his good...

Chris Ferguson
Chris “Jesus” Ferguson returns to set record for WSOP cashes

Wed, Jul 5, 6:29pm by Jonathan Zaun

When the last of Chris Ferguson’s chips were lost July 3, ending his run in Event #60: USD$888 No-Limit Hold’em “Crazy Eights” at the World Series of Poker...

online gambling
Online Poker players reminded to send testimonies to Parliament

Wed, Jul 5, 11:39am by Jonathan Zaun

As the federal government prepares to enact sweeping reforms to the online gambling industry – courtesy of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (IGAB) of 2016...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish government to launch full-scale anti-gambling campaign

Tue, Jul 4, 3:23pm by Staff Writer

Gambling in Turkey has always been highly regulated, with casinos banned in 1998, and non-state online gambling was meant to come to an end in 2006, but according to...

Artur Rudziankov
WSOP Update: Three bracelets decided, Main Event gets underway

Tue, Jul 4, 12:46pm by Staff Writer

Day’s 34 and 35 of the 2017 WSOP series proved to be some of the most action packed so far, with three bracelets decided, and the event known as the “proper”...

Jeff Horn
Punters claim $2.9 windfall as Horn takes world title

Mon, Jul 3, 4:20pm by Senior Writer

It’s been hailed as one of the greatest upsets in recent boxing history, but Manny Pacquiao is not the only one left licking his wounds after Jeff Horn’s...

The Parisian - Macau
Macau gambling grows but not to market expectations

Mon, Jul 3, 4:20pm by Staff Writer

Casino revenue in the gambling mecca of Macau grew for an 11th straight month, but the results failed to meet market expectations. While Macau has emerged from the...

Josh Bruce
Weekly Wrap: Cold comfort for AG team on the punt

Mon, Jul 3, 3:30pm by Senior Writer

We are not sure what was colder this past weekend, the weather in southern Australia, or our punting form here at Australian Gambling. You can have good days and bad...

John Racener
Racener takes WSOP player of the year lead, Koral wins bracelet

Sun, Jul 2, 12:08pm by Staff Writer

John Racener finished in 17th place in the $1,500 stud event at the World Series of Poker on Sunday (AEST), but it was enough to take him to the top of the player of...

Superdraw mints 15 new millionaires across NSW

Sat, Jul 1, 8:52am by Jonathan Zaun

When the balls were drawn on June 24 for NSW Lotteries’ Saturday $21 Million Superdraw, no less than 15 lucky ticketholders had their numbers come up. That...

Moves afoot for Thailand to legalise casinos

Fri, Jun 30, 4:12pm by Jake Equid

For Australians, Thailand has always been a consideration when it comes to deciding on a holiday destination, and it is that industry – tourism – that may lead...

Brian Yoon
Brian Yoon blows field away to collect over $1m at WSOP

Fri, Jun 30, 1:46pm by Staff Writer

California’s Brian Yoon has won his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet in the 47th event of the year, and with it, a cool $1,094,349, by blowing the field...

Adam Parkin
Poker pro to make his mark on Australian Survivor

Fri, Jun 30, 10:57am by Jonathan Zaun

When the second season of Network Ten’s revamped reality show Australian Survivor hits the airwaves later this year, the nation’s poker playing community will...

AHA calls for 200 more pokies in the ACT

Fri, Jun 30, 9:22am by Jonathan Zaun

As the arms race to acquire pokies escalates across the ACT, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) is calling for the addition of 200 more state-of-the-art...

Dan Negreanu
Poker Life – Oldies having a good time at WSOP

Thu, Jun 29, 3:29pm by Poker Guru

We are now one month into WSOP 2017 and at the time of writing 46 out of 74 events have been completed. Another seven tournaments are underway. Only one player,...

Christine Hia
The Star to host Aussie 2017 WSOP stop

Thu, Jun 29, 3:28pm by Staff Writer

The Star in Sydney has confirmed the casino will host a World Series of Poker event in Sydney later this year. The Star Poker Room hosted the event successfully in...

James Packer
Crown awaits word from Aussie regulators after China sanctions

Thu, Jun 29, 2:58pm by Staff Writer

The sting in the tail for Crown Resorts following the sentencing of 16 of its staff in China for gambling crimes could be action from regulators here in Australia....

Michelle Payne
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne banned for four weeks

Thu, Jun 29, 2:31pm by Staff Writer

The first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup – Michelle Payne – has been found guilty of taking a banned substance earlier this month, and has been...

Ray Henson
WSOP Player of Year Leader: ‘I’m not worthy’

Wed, Jun 28, 2:02pm by Staff Writer

Ray Henson may be leading the race to be World Series of Poker Player of the Year, but the veteran grinder doesn’t believe he deserves to be the man on top despite...

Chris Christie
US Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting appeal

Wed, Jun 28, 10:44am by Staff Writer

The push for full legalisation of sports betting in the United States has received a major boost with the Supreme Court agreeing to hear New Jersey’s objection...

Sun Bets
Tabcorp reveals Sun Bets’ struggles in the UK

Tue, Jun 27, 4:48pm by Staff Writer

Tabcorp may be set to go full steam ahead with its $11 billion merger with Tatts, but its offshore gamble on the UK market has hit rocky waters, with major...

Cyprus Casino
Europe’s biggest casino to be built in Cyprus

Tue, Jun 27, 3:55pm by Senior Writer

Melco International will build Europe’s largest casino on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The Hong Kong-based former business partners of James...

Crown’s China VIP pain expected to be short term

Tue, Jun 27, 9:44am by Staff Writer

Gambling industry analysts say the drop in VIP patronage to Australian casinos is unlikely to last long term, after legal proceedings against 19 current or former...