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SG buys Lightning Box to enhance digital strategy

Scientific Games said it has agreed to buy Sydney-based Lightning Box to build on its strategy to be a content-led company with a focus on digital markets.
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Victoria to form new gambling regulator after Crown debacle

Victoria's state government will form a new gambling regulator following criticism of oversight during a Royal Commission inquiry into Crown Resorts.
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Victoria probe judge rejects Crown jobs at risk with license loss

A former judge, who is running a Royal Commission inquiry into Crown Resorts, rejected claims that 12,500 jobs would be at risk if the operator lost its license.
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Crown says no more underpaid Victoria taxes

Crown Resorts Limited announced on Monday that it has “not identified any underpayments of casino tax” aside from the AU$61 million previously announced and paid on July 27th.

Directors of Crown subsidiary called for questioning

A former director of Crown subsidiary Burswood Limited has denied suggestions that he became involved in the running of Crown Perth due to a personal relationship with James Packer. 
ASIC chair Joseph Longo

New ASIC chair says the regulator “has teeth now”

The new chair of Australian Securities and Investment Commission Joseph Longo says he will be a “tough cop on the beat.”

PointsBet raising AU$400m for US expansion

Australia and US-based PointsBet is aiming to raise AU$400 million from investors to consolidate and expand its position in the US sports betting and iGaming market.

Star says Sydney closure extended, Queensland eases

Australia's Star Entertainment said its casino in Sydney will remain closed until August 28th due the government's lockdown restrictions for the city and surrounding area, but operating restrictions have eased in Queensland.

Aristocrat teams with Marker Trax on cashless gaming

Aristocrat Technologies, a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure, has announced a partnership with Marker Trax, an innovative, digital, and cashless alternative to issuing casino markers.
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Aquis says June quarter revenue strong, restrictions eased

Australia's Aquis Entertainment said revenues in the three months to end June remained strong and the company was cash-flow positive in the quarter.
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
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