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Gambling sector testing facial recognition to manage problem punters

Gambling sector testing facial recognition to manage problem punters

The Queensland clubs and hotels lobby has revealed the sector is trialling facial recognition to manage banned patrons, amid a warning to the state government about relying on “allegations” while tightening casino rules.

  • by Matt Dennien

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Star inquiry: What we heard and where to next

Star inquiry: What we heard and where to next

After 36 online hearings, more than 30 witnesses and hours of off-camera deliberations, an inquiry will now determine if Sydney’s Star casino is suitable to hold a licence.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Packer’s casino dream edges closer to reality - without him

Packer’s casino dream edges closer to reality - without him

James Packer orchestrated Crown’s billion dollar bet on a Sydney casino, but whether it pays off depends on the casino operator’s new owners.

  • by Colin Kruger
‘Ups, downs, challenges’: Packer praises Crown as US giant Blackstone takes reins

‘Ups, downs, challenges’: Packer praises Crown as US giant Blackstone takes reins

James Packer has praised what the company has achieved during his tumultuous ownership, especially with Crown’s Barangaroo casino in Sydney.

  • by Colin Kruger
From casinos to houses: Why Australia remains a money laundering haven

From casinos to houses: Why Australia remains a money laundering haven

If Australia does not extend anti-money laundering laws to secondary professions, such as lawyers and accountants, then experts say money laundering will continue to thrive.

  • by Anne Hyland
Casinos made to monitor gamblers’ accounts for criminal activity

Casinos made to monitor gamblers’ accounts for criminal activity

The proposed casino regulator will be led by a chief commissioner with four additional commissioners, including one with anti-money laundering expertise.

  • by Lucy Cormack
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Crown gets green light to open Sydney casino

Crown gets green light to open Sydney casino

Crown Resorts has received the green light to open its casino operations at Barangaroo, but it has yet to set a date for the big opening ahead of private equity giant Blackstone taking over on Friday.

  • by Colin Kruger
PointsBet soars on $94m injection by financial trading giant SIG

PointsBet soars on $94m injection by financial trading giant SIG

Australian bookmaker PointsBet has secured a $94 million cash injection from global financial market trader Susquehanna International Group (SIG).

  • by Colin Kruger
Star executives ‘buried’ scandal in board paper

Star executives ‘buried’ scandal in board paper

A lawyer representing Star Entertainment board directors has told an inquiry his clients were let down by management and should be spared the wrath of its findings.

  • by Jack Gramenz
Aussie crypto casino strikes record sponsorship deal with Everton FC

Aussie crypto casino strikes record sponsorship deal with Everton FC

Hot on the heels of signing Drake as its global brand ambassador, the plucky Australian online casino group has struck another high-profile marketing deal.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Corporate culture, not ‘bad apples’ to blame at Star, inquiry told

Corporate culture, not ‘bad apples’ to blame at Star, inquiry told

The embattled gaming company has failed to realise the “insidious effect” of its “delinquent” corporate culture on managers, an inquiry has been told.

  • by Sam McKeith