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Australia Considers Facial Scanning for Online Gambling

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has suggested the use of facial recognition technology to confirm people’s age and identity in order to restrict access to gambling websites, local media reports.

Cashless Gambling a Way of the Future

Cashless gaming is seen as the next significant technology trend to hit the gaming floors, but experts believe there will still be work needed to ensure that regulators and other industry stakeholders can get on board.

Head of Suncity Group Reportedly Banned from Australia

Alvin Chau, the head of Macau’s biggest junket firm, Suncity Group Holdings, has been barred from entering Australia, according to reports in the Australian media.

Senators Call for Inquiry into Allegations Against Crown Resorts

Several Australian senators have called for an independent inquiry into allegations that Crown Resorts was promoting illegal gambling promotion operations in China, that it was facilitating visas for VIPs and had close links to organized crime.

Whistleblower Makes Accusations Against Crown Resorts

A former employee of Crown Resorts has accused the company of engineering an illegal high-roller gambling promotion operation across China that led to the arrest of herself and 18 colleagues in 2016, local media reports.

Melco Agrees to Buy US$1.2 Billion Crown Stake

Melco Resorts & Entertainment said it agreed to buy an almost 20% stake in Crown Resorts for A$1.75 billion (about US$1.2 billion) just two years after the Australian company withdrew from a decade-long venture with the Macau-based operator.

Wynn Resorts Ends Australia Talks After Premature Disclosure

Wynn Resorts has taken its offer for Crown Resorts off the table, just a day after confirmation of a potential takeover sent shares in the Australian operator soaring almost 20%.

Wynn Resorts Considers Buyout of Australia’s Crown Resorts

Wynn Resorts has made a big move in attempting a US$7.1 billion cash and stock buyout of major Australian IR operator Crown Resorts.

Hard Rock Confirms Interest in Gold Coast

Hard Rock International has confirmed its interest in bidding for a casino license on Australia’s Gold Coast, one of about twelve operators expected to contend for the project, local media reports.

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.

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Casino Management Board Comes into Focus

The structure of the Casino Management Board to be established under the IR Implementation Bill is coming into focus, as the government is revealing to lawmakers its basic plans.

Wakayama Governor Goes Full Speed Ahead on IR Bid

Despite formidable obstacles, Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka is undeterred in his pursuit of an IR at the Marina City location.

Sands, Melco, Galaxy to Benefit Most from Rise of Premium Market

Macau gaming operators Sands, Melco, and Galaxy are best placed to capitalize on the rise of the Chinese premium market, according to Bernstein Research.

Philippine Prosecutors Clear Kazuo Okada

Philippine prosecutors in Parañaque and Makati cities have dropped all charges filed against Japanese gaming billionaire Kazuo Okada.

Suncity Extends Deadline for Vietnam IR Stake Purchase

Macau junket operator Suncity Group has again extended the deadline for the purchase of a 34% stake in a casino project in Vietnam until July 31.