Cruise Ships Gamble On Western Australia

Written by:
Greg Tingle
Published on:
Cruise Ship gambling Western Australia

Here's some unusual news for Australia.  Cruise ships off Western Australia are going to allow gambling.

Ahoy and G'day punters, gaming and casino millionaires, billionaires, legal eagles, law enforcement officials, politicians and everyone else. Today we sail the high seas with cruise ships off Western Australia where gambling is permitted. Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com and Gambling911 with your daily dose of Australian news. 

Cruise Ships In Western Australia Allowed Floating Casinos...

Cruiseliners aka cruise ships or cruisers, visiting WA are now able to operate on-board casinos, following an agreement between the State Government and Burswood Casino. High regarded Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron yesterday announced the signing of a formal agreement with the operators of the Burswood Casino to lift the long-standing prohibition on cruise ships conducting casino gaming while in WA waters.

"Under the previous Casino Agreement, cruise ships were required to close down their casino when they entered WA waters," Waldron went on the record with.

"This restriction was more about preventing so called ‘cruises to nowhere’, a Media Man and friends favorite, where the principal aim of the cruise was to sail out behind Rottnest and conduct gaming for two or three days to avoid the State’s tough stance on gaming machines in the community."

He said with the surged interest in cruise ship travel, Fremantle and other WA ports had become extremely regular stops on the cruise ship calendar and the gaming restriction was proving quite a drawback for local tourism.

"Burswood Casino has agreed to the restriction being lifted provided gambling cruises to nowhere could still be prevented. This has been achieved by the new agreement," he said.

The terms of the agreement provide that gaming - gambling may occur as long as the vessel has a minimum capacity of 100 passengers, is conducting a scheduled deepwater cruise, is transiting through WA ports from and to locations overseas or interstate, and gaming takes place outside a distance of 12 nautical miles from the WA baseline.

The actual amendment to the Casino Agreement will be submitted to State Parliament for ratification later on this year, however with the consent of Packer's Burswood Casino, the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor is advising cruise ship operators of the revised gaming restrictions which will apply almost immediately.

Gambling on the water and getting lost in the excitement of it all. For some its others, while others may think its hell. Us, sounds like paradise, just as long as we have enough on us to keep feeding the tables and favorite slots like Cleopatra, Black Rhino, Gone Fishing, Shipwreck, Treasures Of The Deep, Metropolis, 20,000 Leagues, Octopus's Garden, Coral Cash, Cash Cruise and Queen Of The Nile. Some passionate gamblers will also be looking to bring aboard their smartphones and satellite computers where they can access igaming sites like those from PartyGaming, Centrebet and Betfair. Party is still our top pick, in case you were wondering and you were looking out to the sunset, while taking in the ocean breeze.

Richard Branson's Virgin Cruises also made a splash in Australia a few years ago, but its understood that gaming facilities were not provide by them at that time, but if anyone hears any different, please let us know. We think PartyGaming's online casino might be having more luck that Branson's big boats down under, but let us know ocean and gambling lovers, and if you run into Paul The Octopus' cousin, know for being savvy with betting odds and such, say G'day.

Fair winds sailors, passengers and boat babes, and let us know how lady luck treats you out on the water.

Take the time to research and learn games before placing down money

Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com Casino News Media and Gambling911 are website portals. Not casinos as such, however are recognised as world leading websites that cover the sector and act as central points to games, news, reviews and more.

Readers... er, punters, how did you like our report? Tell us in the forum. 

If you have a bet, please bet with your head, not over it, and for God's sake, have fun.

*Greg Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911

*Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal development company. Gaming is just one of a dozen sectors covered

*The writer owns shares in Crown Limited

Gambling News

First Things You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Online Sportsbook

First Things You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Online Sportsbook

The sports betting industry is, for sure, one of the biggest and most profitable you will ever find in the modern world. Betting on sports, casino games, horse racing, and other gambling products, have become one of the most popular hobbies and fun daily activities for millions and millions of people from all over the world, and if you can get in on it and run your own operation, then you will most probably start getting a good piece of the pie. 

Gambling Company Stocks Tanking, Calls for Ban on Team Sponsorship Deals

Gambling Company Stocks Tanking, Calls for Ban on Team Sponsorship Deals

Investors appear concerned over Penn National's “free” customer acquisition through the Barstool brand, and DraftKings spend to acquire its customers.

Sports Betting Set For Explosive Growth in 2021:  CEOs Share Outlook

Sports Betting Set For Explosive Growth in 2021: CEOs Share Outlook

Wall Street Reporter, the trusted name in financial news since 1843, has published reports on the latest comments and insights from leaders at: MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), FansUnite (OTC: FUNFF) (CSE: FANS), fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO), and DraftKings (NASDAQ: DKNG).

Can Weed Help Build Atlantic City?

Can Weed Help Build Atlantic City?

Rebuilding the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk to enable it to survive future severe storms; improving the look of the city’s main downtown business districts; helping people in underserved communities, and embracing the “blue economy” of the ocean are among recommendations from a state-appointed panel studying ways to improve the seaside gambling resort.

Poker Player, Sports Bettor Jailed for 14 months in $1million Tax Evasion Case

Poker Player, Sports Bettor Jailed for 14 months in $1million Tax Evasion Case

A Connecticut sports bettor and part-time poker pro has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for evading taxes on more than $1million of poker gambling winnings.  He must also pay back more than $800,000.