Saturday, August 13, 2022


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Do cashless pokies cause higher losses?


When it comes to gambling, Australians are the world’s biggest losers. Based on average losses, in 2017 every person lost the equivalent of AU$1,000. 

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Red tape tangles EGM innovation


Manufacturers have become frustrated with Australia’s lengthy product approval processes, and have been pointing to “regulatory bottlenecks” as one of the main reasons for a lack of innovation in the market. 

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NEC looks to improve security and efficiency with facial recognition


All eyes are on Japan as the next big gaming market, though the opening of an IR in a country with top-notch technological advancements means that who

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Politicians optimistic on IR bill, but divided on details


Japan’s ruling coalition says it will push for both the implementation bill to govern the casino industry and legislation to address problem gamblin

Yokohama mayor maintains ‘wait and see’ IR stance


In spite of the widespread view that the terms of the IR Implementation Bill are shaping up to be more favorable to major urban markets rather than re

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Hopes for early IR bill passage fade


Hopes that the IR Implementation Bill will be passed before the June 20 end of the Ordinary Diet Session are quickly fading as the administration of P

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TV ad ban to come into force end-March


From March 30th, most television channels in Australia will be banned from showing gambling ads during live sports events between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.

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What’s the Problem?


Gambling is one of mankind’s oldest pursuits.  It has been a pastime and a pleasure for as long as we have records of human civilisation.  Ancient Egypt, Rome and China wrestled with the problem of its destructive fringes, regulating and legislating...

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Politicians rattle anti-gambling cages as state elections loom


Upcoming elections in South Australia and Tasmania are providing another opportunity for anti-gambling crusaders to target the industry, prompting concern a hostile operating environment will restrict growth.

LVS survey shows Japan public can be won over


George Tanasijevich, managing director of global development at Las Vegas Sands, recently presented a survey in central Tokyo, which for the first tim

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Case against Dolphin Treasure slot and Aristocrat gets dismissed


The court case against Australian-listed Crown Resorts and slot machine supplier Aristocrat over claims they had given gamblers misleading information

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Casino employees seek help from Social Affairs Bureau


More than 30 percent of those seeking help for gambling disorders in 2017 were employed in the casino sector, according to Social Affairs Bureau (IAS)

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Woolworths rules out $1 bet limits on slot machines


Woolworths chairman Gordon Cairns raised his doubts as to whether $1 bet limits would have any effect on helping problem gamblers, local media reports

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Rising to the problem gambling challenge


Japan has the opportunity to pioneer new methods to tackle problem gambling and set a standard for the rest of Asia, as it draws up legislation to govern integrated resorts. The issue of problem gambling has been a major focus for politicians and is listed...

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Social services head calls for better protection of gaming staff


Macau Social Services Centre Chief Supervisor Hetzer Siu Yu Hong has called for gaming operators to better protect their employees from addictive gamb

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3.2 million estimated problem gamblers in Japan: survey


Around 3.6 percent of the Japanese population have suffered from gambling addiction, according to a government survey released on Friday. The number a

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Problem gambling measures to hit VIC slot venues


Pokie clubs in Victoria will soon be hit with a number of changes aimed at reducing harm from problem gambling. According to a report from Herald Sun,

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Time for disruptive responsible gambling


Technology is changing the way that people gamble, in terms of their gambling experience, how they interact with operators in venues and online, and how gambling operators and regulators monitor and respond to customers. From a regulatory and corporate...

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Bookies face restrictions on bonusing


Australia’s online bookmakers will be banned from offering several types of inducements after new rules were agreed to by state and federal minister

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