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Gambling in Australia and New Zealand in 2019

Gambling in Australia and New Zealand in 2019

Australasia neighbours Australia and New Zealand share a common love when it comes to gambling. Australia in fact boasts the highest gambling rates in the world with more than 80% of the populace engaging in some form of gambling. Yet in terms of legality, the two nations differ slightly:

Australia gambling laws

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/15/2019

Ladbrokes – Behind in Betting and Behind in Gaming?

As noted previously, the move of Ladbrokes into the Australian sports betting market was seen by many as being too little, too late, with many of their biggest name competitors having already entered the market and having made huge investments to solidify their position among bettors.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/12/2016

Ladbrokes to End Live Betting in Australia – Are They Behind the Times?

Ladbrokes to End Live Betting in Australia – Are They Behind the Times?

​Bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced that live betting through its platform will cease to be available in response to local laws – we analyse their position.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/05/2016

Australian Online Gambling Affiliates Come Under Scrutiny

Paddy Power-owned Sportsbet is being accused of keeping its affiliate arrangement secret.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/12/2011

Betdaq Cuts Off Australian Online Gamblers

The betting exchange Betdaq has stopped accepting online gambling business from Australia.  It is reported that the company was operating there without a legitimate licence. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/15/2011

Star City Casino Investigation into Self Imposed Bans

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/06/2011

Australian Federal Police - FBI Gambling On Success

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Jun/04/2011

Australia: How to Help Problem Gamblers

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Jun/01/2011

More Headaches for PokerStars as Company Faces Australia Action

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker room, could be fined in Australia. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/23/2011

Sky City Group Plans To Build Casino In Darwin; Aussie Casino Wars May Escalate

Sky City Casino has released previously top secret plans for a 50 million dollar resort - casino featuring villas which could cost as much as two thousand dollars a night.

The flashy integrated resort is to be built next to the current land based casino site, at Little Mindil, with the company also looking at the operation of a corporate jet to shuttle VIP whales between Asian cities and Darwin.

The Chief Minister Paul Henderson says it's fantastic news for the Territory.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, May/20/2011

Australian Gambling News Easter Special

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/24/2011

Australia to Crack Down on Internet Gambling

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/22/2011

Australian Underbelly: Razor

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/22/2011

Centrelink High-Rollers Ordered to pay Back Millions

The Federal Government is ordering people caught losing huge amounts of money gambling while on Centrelink payments to pay back more than $9 million.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/16/2011

Tingle: Casino Visit By Butcher Blamed For Wife Slaying

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/16/2011

Un-Australian Gambling Reforms

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/12/2011

Australian Pokies: Lovers VS Haters

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/09/2011

Tingle: Jupiters Casino and Hotel World’s Most Dangerous

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/05/2011

Australian Gambling's Dark Side: Drugs, Child Neglect

Queensland: Casino Child Laws Under Microscope...

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/03/2011

Aussie Gambling Firms Push Via Sports Broadcasts

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/02/2011

In Australia Do Gambling And Politics Mix? Volatile Cocktail

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/29/2011

Brendan Fevola Can’t Kick His Gambling Addiction

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/28/2011

Australian Casinos And Sports Use Celeb Push Of Gambling

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/27/2011

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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 26, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday June 26, 2019.

More Sports Handicapping Sites Dump Offshore Ads in Favor of Regulated US Market

The popular sports handicapping website Picks and Parlays is the latest to remove offshore sportsbook ads in favor of legal betting sites in both New Jersey and Nevada.

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sportsbook Hub of Costa Rica

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sportsbook Hub of Costa Rica

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the border of Costa Rica and Panama overnight Wednesday.  Costa Rica is home to several dozen online sportsbooks, casinos and Pay Per Heads.