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Rhys Wareham switched to a smartphone app to track bets on baseball. Australia has seen a shift in betting behaviour since the pandemic-forced closure of public venues. The government has promised to take a deeper look into online gambling. The industry is harder to regulate than traditional gambling and is dominated by foreign companies. It is also more profitable than the traditional industry. Online gambling is more popular than gambling in general. Its popularity is driven by text message-based promotions. There are no gambling advertising restrictions. In Australia, the most popular app is Sportsbet.
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The Star casinos to use more facial recognition

The Star Entertainment Group wants to increase the size of its network from 55 to 70 facial recognition cameras as part of a plan to keep its casino licence in Sydney. The Star was found "unsuitable to hold a casino license in NSW" following the release of the Gotterson Report. It has prepared a lengthy "remediation plan" for its licence. It covers a multi-year transformation of governance, accountability and capabilities, culture, and risk and compliance management practices.
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3 of the best luxury casino hotels and resorts in Sydney for the high-rolling traveller

Australia's southern hemisphere location makes it ideal for winter getaway. January is the hottest month in New South Wales, with average highs of 26 degrees celsius. Sydney is a cosmopolitan city with a variety of cultural attractions and a growing number of opulent land-based casinos. Online casinos have taken off in Australia in recent years. Top Online Casino in Australian recommends three luxury hotels and resorts in Sydney to book yourself into for a much-needed, entertainment-themed break.  
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Sydney casino ordered to pay $320k to disabled man for refusing to cash out win

David Joe won $285,000 with help from Lois Lie at The Star. The casino refused to hand over the winnings, because Lie was banned from the premises. A Sydney court ruled the money cannot be withheld. Joe was the one taking all the economic risk by telling Lie which buttons to press and providing all of the wagered money. The Casino was ordered to pay almost $320,00 including interest. It was also ordered by the court to cover the legal costs. They will pay the jackpot to the Responsible Gaming Fund.
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Casino within a casino: Star’s extraordinary breaches

The Star casino in Sydney lied to the inquiry into its licence. The Star was found unsuitable on Tuesday. The lie followed three inquiries and royal commissions into Crown Resorts. It followed allegations regarding money laundering and criminal influence at TheStar. They were aired on 60 Minutes. This was the day the Finkelstein royal commission into the Crown Melbourne delivered its report. There is a deep stream of misconduct and breathtaking negligence to wade through. In the case of Thestar, the lie was most revealing.
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Australian MPs to Hear Personally from Victims of Gambling Harm

The parliamentary inquiry will look into the impact of live sports betting and loot boxes on the current gambling regulation regime in Australia. It will also consider the effectiveness of the gambling advertising regime enforced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. 71% of respondents were in favor of a blanket ban on gambling ads. The aim of this inquiry is to reduce problem gambling and see if it can be prevented before it appears.
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At home with the Aces: What they love about Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Aces are a WNBA team. They play on the busy Strip, but they prefer to spend their free time in their apartments. Aisha Sheppard is new to the W NBA and to Las Las. She spends her free hours shopping and trying new things. Jackie Young is a resident of Las Sin City. . The A's are playing in the Michelob Ultra Arena. It's a high-scoring arena. Its capacity is 12,000 seats. Their average score is 90.4 points per game. Kelsey Plum missed the 2020 season with a torn Achilles.
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Star Entertainment (ASX: SGR) roundly rebuked as casino future remains under cloud

Star Entertainment Group has been found unfit to hold a licence for its flagship casino in Sydney. The Star has 14 days to respond to the NICC’s show-cause notice to prove why its licence should not be revoked permanently. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said on Wednesday the performance of TheStar had been “absolutely horrendous” and they would be forced to close if they didn't comply with new regulations. The commission chief Phillip Crawford expressed concern that Thestar's aggressively legalistic approach may be too embedded for repair.
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The Impact of Online Casinos on the World Economy

The industry of online casinos is worth billions. Different jurisdictions are making legislation to regulate the sector. There are concerns about the negative impact on gamers. However, analysts and government officials are fast to respond to the vast contributions the industry makes to a country’s economy.
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Crypto Casino Stake.com Sued For $400 Million By Former Partner

Former partner of Stake.com is suing the creators of the largest bitcoin casino in the world for $US400 million in damages. Ed Craven and Bijan Tehrani, who just bought the most expensive home in Melbourne, call the lawsuit "utterly frivolous" and "provably false".
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Crypto Casino Stake.com Sued For $400 Million By Former Partner

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Before the pandemic, casinos were popular tourist attractions. Now, many casinos have been forced to close their doors or operate at reduced capacity. Online casinos are more popular than ever. Here are some tips for travelling and playing online casino games.
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PlayUp Takes Steps Toward US Online Casino Launch

PlayUp is an Australian online sportsbook operator. New Jersey regulators gave PlayUp approval to conduct internet gaming-related business transactions with Harrah's Resort Atlantic City and Caesars Interactive Entertainment. Playup was supposed to launch in New York in June 2021.
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The Star to Pay $320K Jackpot to Gambler with Disability

The Star has lost a case in a Sydney court. David Joe, a gambler with disability, asked a friend to help him operate gambling machines. This led to a jackpot of $285,000 being won back on October 25, 2019. The casino refused to pay out the jackpots, triggering a lengthy court battle.
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Australian watchdog adds six names to its iGaming ‘blacklist’

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has asked Internet service providers to block customers from accessing six more unlicensed online casinos and associated affiliate marketing domains. The organization's blacklist of proscribed services now runs to over 500 names.
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Crown Resorts Sydney finally opens casino floor

Crown Resorts has launched its gaming floors at the Barangaroo property this Monday. It took the property 18 months to be ready for the official opening. The property had to comply with a number of regulatory demands and overhaul its C-level lineup. Gary Gill from Kroll Consultancy will be overseeing the day-to-day at Crown Sydney’s newly opened gaming floor. ILGA chairman Philip Crawford warns that the focus should not distract from the task at hand. The regulator is ensuring that casinos in New South Wales operate up to the designated standard. Crown Resort's CEO Simon McGrath is confident that they will retain their license after the monitoring period is over.
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The Crown Sydney VIP Casino Finally Opens Doors

Crown Resorts is finally opening its VIP casino at its AUD 2.2 billion ($1.6 billion) integrated casino resort the Crown Sydney. The company faced delays in opening the casino due to investigations around it in multiple states in Australia.
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Banned Australian Gambler Who Lost $950,000 Sues Casino

Kim Huyen Tran Nguyen lost AU$950,000 at The Star casino in Sydney. She was banned for one year and cannot work there. The casino is still holding $2500 of her money. It has asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit and award them legal costs. The St has been embroiled in several controversial incidents in recent years. A highroller is suing the casino for more than $12 million in unpaid debts. Last year, a baccarat dealer was jailed for two years after cheating the Star out of about AUD$500,00.
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Sydney’s Crown Casino to Reopen to VIPs in August

Sydney's Crown Casino will open its doors in August to VIP visitors only. The casino was deemed unfit to hold a gaming licence less than two years ago. It will be open to members and guests of members. The Crystal Room gaming floor will have 160 gaming tables and 70 electronic table games.
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RI Bally's Casino Workers May Strike Next Week

Rhode Island retail casino workers authorized their union to call a strike on June 28. They may reach a tentative agreement with Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort officials next week.
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RI Bally's Casino Workers May Strike Next Week

Identity of Casino Canberra bidder revealed

Aquis Entertainment Limited has revealed the identity of the company that has made an official offer to buy its Casino Canberra property. The Sydney-listed firm agreed a provisional deal in May that was to have seen it offload the 38,750 sq ft venue to a subordinate of local hospitality giant Oscars Hotels Australia Proprietary Limited for roughly $35.85 million. This share purchase arrangement was later upped to around $39.7 million and the seller was supposed to receive $2.06 million in cash.
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Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit Las Vegas to be held in September by UNLV's ICGR

The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced the program dates for the Gaming Regulator International Policy Summit (GRIPS) - North America. The conference will take place from September 11-16, 2022, in Las Las. It is intended to offer gaming, casino, and sports wagering professionals an in-depth opportunity to learn the latest regulatory and operational best practices.
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Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit Las Vegas to be held in September by UNLV's ICGR

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Wallabies wary of complacency, Jones record, as England series kicks off

England were beaten 52-21 by a French-heavy 14-man Barbarians side in a warm-up to their three-Test Australia tour. Dave Rennie's team is preparing for the first Test in Perth on Saturday. He is set to name his team on Thursday. Since he took charge of England following the 2015 World Cup, Eddie Jones has won all eight of their Tests against Australia. The series starts a 14 Test calendar against tier-one nations leading up to the next year's World World cup in France.
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Crown Barangaroo’s casino licence is critical to its survival in Sydney

In 2012, Packer was trying to attract big gamblers from Macau and Las Vegas to integrated resorts like Barangaroo and revamping of Crown Melbourne and its Perth casino. The high roller market was already turning over $30 billion a year in Australia. Crown took the lion’s share of this bounty by offering big punters access to a fleet of Gulfstream jets, limousines, luxury villas and exclusive entry to the Capital Golf Course. Whales were treated to private gaming “salons”, which enjoyed a special exemption from bans on smoking indoors.
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IAGR releases conference program for IAGR2022

The International Association of Gaming Regulators has released the program for its annual conference, taking place in Melbourne, Australia from 17 to 20 October. The program is available on IAGR’s website. This year”s speakers include: Michael Morton, Senior Policy Counsel, Nevada Gaming Control Board, Fran Thorn, Chair, Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission, Earle Hall, VC, International Gaming Standards Association & CEO @ AXES.ai, Andrew Rhodes, CEO, G gambling Commission United Kingdom, Professor Sally Gainsbury, Director, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Stephen Bryan, QC, Special Manager for the Melbourne Casino Operator and Paul Buck, the CEO of Epic Risk Management.
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CROWN CASINO GIVEN CONDITIONAL APPROVAL TO OPERATE GAMING

Crown Sydney casino has been given conditional approval to open its gaming operations. The Authority will monitor the final phase of its restricted gaming licence suitability assessment. Blackstone takes over as the new owner of Crown on Friday 24 June. The Bergin Inquiry found Crown unsuitable to hold the licence. It was required to implement stringent controls to prevent money laundering and criminal infiltration in its business model. Mr Crawford said the Authority is pleased to have reached a stage where Crown can open casino operations on a conditional basis.
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Aussie crypto casino Stake strikes record sponsorship deal with Everton FC

Stake, an Australian-founded and led crypto casino, has signed a multi-year deal with Everton FC to become its main sponsor. The deal comes shortly after Drake was signed as its global brand ambassador. Stake was founded in 2017 by American-Australian Bijan Tehrani and Melbourne-based Ed Craven. It handled over $US100 billion in bets and sports bets. Everton avoided relegation this year after a poor season. The club is also in financial strife due to losing a host of sponsors linked to Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
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3 Oaks Gaming has signed a partnership agreement with Big Time Gaming's Megaways game engine. The game engines using the random reel modifier system have been very successful with players.
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Casino Canberra set to change hands

Aquis Entertainment Limited has signed an agreement to sell its Casino Canberra property to Capital Leisure and Entertainment Proprietary Limited for $35.85 million. Oscar Hotels Australia Proroprietary will buy the entire shareholding in Aquis' Casino Limited operating arm. The deal could be completed by the end of June.
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PlayUp Still Plans To Offer US iGaming

PlayUp is taking its time entering the US iGaming market. Two of the four states for which it has market access agreements don't yet offer legal online casino marketplaces. PlayUp hasn't launched any of those online casinos yet, but it still plans to do so.
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Star top brass to continue casino evidence

Star Entertainment's chief casino officer for NSW, Greg Hawkins, will continue his testimony at the inquiry into the fitness of Star to hold a Sydney casino licence. The Star Entertainment CEO Matt Bekier resigned last month in the wake of evidence given at a high-profile inquiry. Other Star executives to continue their testimony this week are Harry Theodore, Mr Bember and McGrath Nicol partner Robyn McKern.
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