Tag Archives: canberra

Australian Capital Territory pushes forward with 15% POC tax charge

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has confirmed that it will move to implement a 15% point-of-consumption (POC) tax charge on all remote gambling services. The ACT government which overseas legislation for Canberra, has confirmed that it will move to implement its POC tax charge by the beginning of 2019. The new policy will charge betting operators a 15% tax on …

Read More »

Lottoland offers Australian newsagents share of profits

Neds - Copyright: somartin / 123RF Stock Photo

Lottoland Australia has offered the nation’s 4,000 news and lottery agents a profit sharing agreement, which will see newsagents receive a share on every bet on overseas lotteries that they refer to the company. Designed to “ensure wider choice for customers – and additional revenue for newsagents” through the offer of 20 percent, which it states could be worth “thousands …

Read More »

Poker machine debate grips Australia

Copyright: rafaelbenari / 123RF Stock Photo

Australia has been lambasted by Canberra based think tank The Australia Institute, after new figures revealed its poker machine habits. With 835,000 of the worlds 1,076,000 poker machines, representing almost 80%, located in dedicated gambling venues, such as casinos, race tracks, betting agencies and slot halls, the paper points the finger at the remaining 241,000, situated in the worlds pubs …

Read More »

Canberra Casino AU$5 spin limit rejected by GTA

Copyright: rafaelbenari / 123RF Stock Photo

A proposal to place a AU$5 spin limit on poker machines at Canberra Casino have been met with dismay by the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA). The news follows introduction of legislation by the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which allowed the venue to add 200 poker machines to its gaming floor, ending the long standing gaming machine monopoly …

Read More »

Tony Fung acquires discounted Canberra casino

Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung is set acquire Canberra’s ailing casino from Casino Austria International for AUS $ 6 million (£3.10 million). Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Racing and Gaming Minister Joy Burch approved the sale to Fung’s investment enterprise Aquis after reviewing redevelopment plans put forward by the Billionaire. Australian news sources report that Fung and his Justin negotiated the …

Read More »

Tabcorp urges Australian Government to get tough on offshore bookmakers

Australian betting and gambling operator Tabcorp has advised Australian policy makers for stricter policing and monitoring of offshore bookmakers. Tabcorp senior management have cited numerous concerns regarding consumer and market protections. Tabcorp Chairman Paula Dwyer yesterday told the federal government that an estimated 14% of Australian wagering was being placed with unlicensed bookmakers. Dwyer expressed that the Australian government needed …

Read More »

Canberra ACTTAB sale labelled a Sham Process

The sale of Australian government owned bookmaker ACTTAB, has been labelled a ‘sham process’ by corporate gambling operators who expressed interest in acquiring the retail bookmaker. ACTTAB’s sale has hit the headlines in Australia, as its appears that private bidders have been shut out of the sale to purchase the state owned operators assets. The government is looking to sell …

Read More »