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WA Royal Commission Hears Evidence about Confidential Information Agreement between James Packer and John Poynton

The Royal Commission that is investigating Crown Perth was told that local businessman John Poynton agreed to provide James Packer with sensitive information about Crown businesses as part of a consultancy agreement worth AU$50,000. The consultancy contract

DCSM Starts an Inquiry to Evaluate Ongoing Competition Process for the National Lottery Operating Licence

The Department of Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) has started an inquiry aimed at examining and evaluating the way it manages the competition process for the operating licence of the UK National Lottery. The “Fourth National Lottery

Facebook to Impose Tighter Controls to Protect Australian Children from Gambling and Alcohol Companies’ Adverts

Facebook revealed that it intends to impose stricter control on the types of ads seen by children as young as 13 on Instagram and other platforms. The decision of the social network comes at a time when

Queensland Government Unveils New 4-Year Gambling Harm Minimisation Plan to Support Local Problem Gamblers

The Palaszczuk Government of Queensland, Australia has published a new 4-year plan aimed at minimising and preventing gambling-related harm to local people, families and communities in the state. The release of the new gambling harm minimisation plan

All-Party Parliamentary Group Remains Concerned about Links Between Gambling Advertising and Problem Gambling in the UK

The All-Party Parliamentary Group has gotten in contact with the Parliament to express its concerns over the new forms of online gambling available in the UK. Yesterday, the Group published a letter signed by Carolyn Harris, its

WA Extends Deadline for Royal Commission’s Official Report Following Its Probe into Crown Perth to March 2022

At the beginning of the week, Australian casino giant Crown Resorts shared that the state of Western Australia had extended the time provided to the state’s Royal Commission that is currently investigating the operations of its Perth

James Arthur Admits to Spending about £370 on Betting Apps Every Few Hours during Coronavirus Lockdown

The popular English singer and songwriter James Arthur has seen his gambling habits put to the test during the coronavirus lockdown. Reportedly, the 33-year-old Arthur gave in to the stress he felt during the Covid-19 crisis and

Possible Cancellation of Crown Melbourne’s Casino Licence Could Be Postponed for Up to 18 Months

A counsel assisting the Victoria Royal Commission’s investigation into Crown Resorts has suggested that the cancellation of the Australian gambling giant‘s Melbourne casino licence could be postponed by up to 18 months in order to provide the

Star Entertainment No Longer Pursues Merger with Crown Resorts Following Royal Commission Evidence

The Star Entertainment Group has dropped its offer to merge with its Australian rival Crown Resorts after the Victorian Royal Commission heard the casino giant had been involved in illegal conduct. As Casino Guardian reported, in May,

Dunedin’s Grand Casino Reduces Gaming Tables, Fuelling Concern about Poker Machine Dominance

Anti-gambling campaigners shared that casino venues are at risk of becoming poker machines dens as venues justify falling patronage for the necessity to cut the gaming table numbers. This issue was highlighted in recent submissions to the