Australian money laundering watchdog AUSTRAC has sued subsidiaries of the embattled Star Entertainment Group over “innumerable” violations of casino reporting and due diligence obligations that could result in fines totalling billions of dollars.
The New South Wales (NSW) Crime Commission has heaped new pressure on slot machine operators and the state government in a report recommending mandatory cashless use of slots to stem billions of dollars in laundered funds per year.
Gaming industry experts have defended Australia’s state government casino regulators, hinting that at least one federal agency left regulators hanging as dysfunction and disgrace enveloped the nation’s two largest casino operators.
The New South Wales state gambling regulator has fined The Star Entertainment Group’s Sydney casino a record A$100m ($61m) and suspended its licence following an operational review, but the casino will remain open under an external manager.
ClubsNSW, a powerful and aggressive lobby for pubs and clubs and the slot machine industry, is facing unprecedented pressure after the New South Wales (NSW) state premier and billionaire James Packer separately warned and attacked the group.
This report addresses how major international jurisdictions have approached, or are preparing to approach, the sometimes thorny issue of whether sports bodies should be recognised, and even compensated, in legislation authorising betting on their games.
Latest half-yearly EGM Expenditure Report data from Liquor & Gaming NSW, Australia. The data released for the state contains the following information by venue type: Number of electronic gaming machines (EGMs), number of premises, net profit and tax from EGM operations. There are approximately 130 data points in this document.
Latest quarterly Gambling Expenditure Report data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data released for the country contains the following information: Gambling expenditure by state/territory. There are approximately 3,410 data points in this document.
Latest annual Australian Racing Factbook data from the Australian Racing Board. The data released for the country contains the following information: Thoroughbred wagering turnover, pari-mutuel bet distribution, greyhound wagering turnover, harness wagering turnover, sports wagering turnover, total gambling turnover and gambling turnover by location. There are approximately 7,525 data points in this document.
Latest annual Australian Gambling Statistics Report data from the Queensland Government Office of Economic and Statistical Research. The data released for the country contains the following information by state/territory: Turnover and gross gaming revenue by gambling category and quantity of gaming machines. There are approximately 11,000 data points in this document.
Latest Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Report data from New South Wales, Australia. The data released for the state contains the following information: Number of entitlements and authorised machines for clubs and hotels by local government area and net gaming machine profit by local government area. There are approximately 4,265 data points in this document.