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Australian Study Finds Link Between Loot Boxes and Problem Gambling

An Australian Senate inquiry into “loot boxes” has found a link between the popular game feature and problem gambling amongst gamers.

Australasian Gaming Expo 2018 Sets New Attendance Record

The 29th annual Australasian Gaming Expo set a new attendance record with 8,638 visits, a 7 percent increase over the 2017 expo, already a record year.

Australia Resorts Upgrading to Woo Asia Tourists

Australia’s integrated resorts have been upgrading their facilities to capture a greater proportion of the expanding China outbound tourism market, as competition around Asia grows.

Hard Rock Eyes Queensland IR

US casino operator Hard Rock International, which is seeking a license in Japan, has also emerged as a major contender in the race for the Gold Coast’s second casino license, Gold Coast Bulletin reports.

Crown Misconduct Claims Dismissed

Allegations of misconduct made against one of Australia’s largest casino operators have been dropped because the people who made the claims would not reveal their identity.

Roy Morgan: Mobile Betting on the Rise, But Overall Betting Down

Australians are increasingly using mobile devices to place bets. However, there are fewer punters taking bets overall compared to six years ago, said a report from research firm Roy Morgan.

AGE Expects “Biggest and Best” Year with New Program Additions

The Australasian Gaming Expo expects 2018 to be the “biggest and best” year yet in its 29 year history, with several new upgrades to its program.

Aquis and ESE Launch eSports Venture

Aquis Entertainment and Executive Sports and Entertainment (ESE) have reportedly launched a joint venture called QeSports to invest in the esports market.

Star Entertainment VIP Revenue Surges

Star Entertainment Group said its international VIP rebate business has continued to show strong growth into the second quarter, with turnover jumping almost 64 percent year to date.

Silver Heritage Appoints Entrepreneur as Non-Executive Chairman

Silver Heritage Group has appointed Australian entrepreneur James Spenceley as non-executive chairman and director, effective immediately.

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Anti-Casino Mayoral Candidate Emerges in Wakayama

The issue of Wakayama’s IR bid will be a leading point of contention in the city’s July 29 mayoral election after a decidedly anti-casino challenger, Kumiko Shima, announced her candidacy.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court has struck down a federal law against sports betting, paving the way for states to introduce legislation and opening a multi-billion dollar market.

Star Entertainment VIP Revenue Surges

Star Entertainment Group said its international VIP rebate business has continued to show strong growth into the second quarter, with turnover jumping almost 64 percent year to date.

Judicial Scriveners’ Association Calls for Scrapping IR Bill

The Japan Federation of Shiho-Shoshi Lawyer's Associations, the leading group for the nation’s judicial scriveners who specialize in legal registration procedures, issued a statement on June 5 calling for the IR Implementation Bill to be scrapped.

Opposition Makes Last Ditch Appeal against IR Bill

Five House of Representatives lawmakers from five separate opposition parties held a press conference within the Diet Building on June 12 in a last ditch attempt to prevent the passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the Lower House.