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Poker Players Prepare for APT Gold Coast 17-21 March

Poker Players Prepare for APT Gold Coast 17-21 March

The Australian Poker Tour is back, and poker players cannot wait. The year of the pandemic (2020) prohibited live poker tournaments for so long that the players are stoked to return to the tables. APT participants were always an enthusiastic group but absence makes the heart grow even fonder. The...

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Crown’s Resorts Credit Rating Has Been Downgraded

Crown’s Resorts Credit Rating Has Been Downgraded

Crown Resorts’ credit rating has been lowered by Moody’s Investors Service. Casino.org reports that Crown’s rating has been revised to “negative” as the Australian gaming company faces increasing regulatory pressure. The ratings agency issued the new outlook on March 1. It was the same day Crown Perth chairman John Poynton...

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Wilkie Pushes for Social Casino Games Ban

Wilkie Pushes for Social Casino Games Ban

A push to ban social casino games by an Australian MP has gained nationwide momentum. Tech Guide reports that Independent MP Andrew Wilkie said a ban on social casino games would help reduce gambling-related harm in Australia. He introduced a bill to parliament in 2020, with the Interactive Gambling Amendment...

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Kitty Kuo Wins 2021 APT Taiwan Main Event

Kitty Kuo Wins 2021 APT Taiwan Main Event

The Asian Poker Tour is a longtime staple in the Asia-Pacific region. While its main locations include Macau, Philippines, South Korea, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the tour has also expanded to include India, London, New Caledonia, Taiwan, and Australia. Its season after season of live poker tournament series enables players of...

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Australia a Key Component of Full-Year Flutter Growth

Australia a Key Component of Full-Year Flutter Growth

When Flutter Entertainment reported its Q3 earnings in late 2020, the global gambling company credited its Australian market as a huge driver of its growth. That sector showed its revenue up 76% and average daily customers up 86%. Now that Flutter is reporting its preliminary results for the full year,...

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Robertson to lead IGT sales team

Robertson to lead IGT sales team

Global gaming leader International Game Technology has hired Australian Brad Robertson to head up its sales team and sign on as a senior company director. Asgam reports that Mr Robertson will oversee the business’ Australia and New Zealand sales operations, having formerly led sales at Aristocrat. In his new role,...

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Crown Melbourne Sees Eased Restrictions and More Patrons

Crown Melbourne Sees Eased Restrictions and More Patrons

An easing of coronavirus restrictions in Victoria has led to some good news for Crown’s flagship casino in Melbourne. Asgam reports the state’s restrictions were peeled back last Friday, including the mandatory wearing of face masks in most public spaces and an increase in the number of people allowed at...

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Aristocrat Flags New Poker Machine Rollout

Aristocrat Flags New Poker Machine Rollout

Australian gaming machine manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure has announced it will launch a new product with responsible gaming features. GGR Asia reports the digital games provider plans to launch its new product during the first quarter of 2021, with the product approved in some Australian states. “We continue to bring forward...

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Ignition Poker Online Offers Black Diamond Poker Open

Ignition Poker Online Offers Black Diamond Poker Open

Many Aussies know Ignition for its online casino games. The site is one that has been in the igaming market since the year 2000, though it started with poker only. It eventually changed its name and began to offer more games, like virtual sports, live dealer games, and casino slots...

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Megasaur at Fair Go Online Casino Player Awards $96K

Megasaur at Fair Go Online Casino Player Awards $96K

It happened again. Another Fair Go Casino player won life-changing money. Three of the most popular slot games on the Aussie online casino are progressives, and those jackpots deliver time and time again. This time, it was the Megasaur game that paid a player more than $96K. Minor Progressive Jackpot...

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