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Lon Mceachern WSOP Circuit Win
January 18, 2023

Lon McEachern is primarily known for his work as the voice of the World Series of Poker. Now, he is known by another title - WSOP Circuit Champion. The long-time poker announcer won his first WSOP-C title on Thursday by taking down the Seniors Event at the Thunder Valley Casino...

Self-Exclusion Ineffective
January 18, 2023

Self-exclusion is one of the main tools available to problem gamblers. This self-help tool allows gamblers to exclude themselves from casinos. The industry touts this as being an effective measure in curbing gambling harm. However, gambling counsellors in NSW are now claiming that self-exclusion schemes are ineffective and that further...

Poker Millionaires - piles of dollars with WSOP ring
January 12, 2023

Contrary to what some would like to claim, live poker is not dead. With many global poker rooms now at full capacity post-COVID, the number of poker millionaires almost doubled year-over-year. In 2022, 162 people won over US$1 Million in live poker tournaments, setting a  new record. This is the...

PointsBet Betr
January 03, 2023

The landscape of Australian sports betting may be changing dramatically in the near future. Last week, multiple sources confirmed that Australian-based sportsbook PointsBet is looking to sell its Australian business to NTD Play Limited. NTD Play Limited is best known for Betr. The transaction would continue Betr’s acquisition trend. The...

Loot Boxes
December 19, 2022

Are youths in Australia overly exposed to gambling-like products? The Australian Gaming and Screen Alliance (AGSA) believes this to be so. The organisation has recently spoken out against the dangers of loot crates in online gaming. They think that loot crates are forms of gambling and are causing physical and...

PointsBet_Logo
December 19, 2022

Shaquille O'Neal may be one of the all-time greats in the NBA, but he is leaving fans less than impressed with his stint as a spokesman for PointsBet. The four-time NBA champion signed as a PointsBet brand ambassador in January 2021 and has been regularly seen in commercials for the...

austrac-proceedings-starcity
December 16, 2022

Australia's financial crime watchdog has officially begun civil proceedings against SkyCity Adelaide. The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) announced last week it is initiating civil penalty proceedings against the New Zealand casino. The proceedings come after an extensive investigation against the casino. AUSTRAC is levying numerous charges against...

2023 World Series of Poker
December 16, 2022

Are you ready for the 2023 World Series of Poker? Yes, we realise it is still 2022, but that hasn't stopped Caesars from announcing the dates for the 2023 WSOP. WSOP organisers have revealed that the 2023 World Series of Poker will run from May 30 through July 18, 2023,...

Greens Pokies
December 05, 2022

The Greens in NSW are effectively declaring war on pokies across the state. Over the weekend, multiple sources are reporting on plans from the Greens that seek to phase pokies out of pubs and clubs over the next decade. The plan will enact many other changes, including cashless gambling cards...

GambleAware Report
November 29, 2022

GambleAware has recently released stats for 2021/22 for England, Scotland, and Wales, and it shows some very encouraging statistics. The report shows approximately 63% of those who stopped treatment in the last year completed the entire treatment course. Furthermore, over 90% of those that sought treatment noted an improvement in...

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