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    Betchoice punished for offering gambling inducements

    Australian wagering company Betchoice, trading as Unibet, has been convicted and reprimanded for offering illegal gambling inducements to NSW residents.  According to Liquor and Gaming NSW, the state’s regulatory body, the penalty was handed down in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on 15 December. The prosecution follows a Liquor & Gaming NSW investigation into promotions […]

    Bookies oppose point-of-consumption tax in Victoria

    Australia’s online bookmakers are stepping up their efforts to sway government leaders in Victoria from adopting a point of consumption tax, local media reports. While supporters of the point of consumption tax say it would “level the playing field” for gambling operators in the country, an industry group of Australian bookmakers is calling it a […]

    Unibet plans to ramp up marketing next year

    Foreign online bookmaker Unibet says it will be ramping up its marketing in Australia with the aim of increasing its market share, local media reports. Unibet, owned by Stockholm-listed Kindred Group is a relatively small player in Australia compared to bookmakers such as William Hill, CrownBet, SportsBet, Ladbrokes and Bet365. Speaking to the Australian Financial […]

    Red Tiger launches with Kindred Group

    Red Tiger Gaming announced on Wednesday that its market leading casino software and games are now live on the casino brands operated by the Kindred Group, including Unibet.com and MariaCasino.com. The integration provides Kindred’s players on these sites, plus Bingo.com and Kolikkopelit.com, Storspelare.com, and Storspiller.com, and with more brands to follow, with access to blockbuster […]

    O’Farrell heads Racing Australia, Conroy leads new gambling lobby

    Former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell has been appointed the chief executive of Racing Australia, local media reports. Mr O’Farrell will replace Peter McGauran as the head of the horse racing industry’s peak body on an annual salary of A$350,000. Mr O’Farrell was most recently known for his inquiry for the federal government into online betting, […]

    In-play ban will send punters to unregulated bookies: Unibet

    Australian punters will increasingly source unregulated bookies if in-play products continue to be banned, warns Unibet’s chief Henrik Tjarnstrom. “The demand is still there and if the regulated operators can’t offer it and there is no strong enforcement against the unregulated operators, the alternative is always one click away and the customers will find it,” […]

    Unibet goes live with Play’n GO bespoke title

    Table game and slots specialist Play’n GO’s bespoke title, Leprechaun Goes to Hell, is now live exclusively at a number of Unibet Group’s sites. The premium exclusive title is the fifth produced by the Swedish supplier specifically for the Stockholm-listed operator. Leprechaun Goes to Hell features devilish muse Evilene, and her faithful sidekick Leprechaun, cast […]

    N.T. licensed bookmakers to cease in-play betting

    Northern Territory licensed bookmakers will soon be required to cease offering in-play betting through “click-to-call” systems in an attempt to “head off future action by the federal government,” local media reports. The ban will affect foreign-owned bookmakers who have been offer­ing online in-play betting including William Hill, Sportsbet, Bet365 and Unibet. According to The Australian, […]

    CrownBet fined for illegal advertisements in NSW

    Australian wagering operator CrownBet is to be fined more than $20,000 for illegal betting advertising in NSW, local media reports. Liquor and Gaming NSW said that on Thursday last week, the Crown Resorts betting arm was convicted on five counts of publishing advertising that offered inducements for NSW residents to gamble. The company pleaded guilty […]

    Unibet launches its own live-betting system in Australia

    Foreign online bookmaker Unibet has launched its own “click-to-call” in-play betting system in Australia, joining the likes of William Hill, Ladbrokes and Bet365, local media reports. The system allows punters to use their mobile and desktops to place live bets on sports at the click of a button, which is confirmed via an automated phone […]

    Unibet completes acquisition of iGame Holding

    Unibet, which operates online gambling games, has completed its €59 million ($66.4 million) cash deal acquisition of iGame Holding, the company announced. Unibet said that all conditions and deal precedents had been met, allowing for the completion of Malta-based iGame Holding and its assets. Unibet added that an agreed earn-out payment had been attached to […]

    Australia online review may deal winning hand to European newcomers

    A federal review of how Australia regulates online gambling could have major implications for a number of operators - both European and Australian - when it reports back later this month. It will serve to define exactly how to expand Australia’s limited regulatory framework. Among the issues under the spotlight are the prohibition of in-play betting online, advertising regulations and how unlicensed offshore operators are dealt with. 
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