australia

Covid-19 crisis puts Australian poker scene to a halt

After what was deemed to be a smooth recovery for live poker’s return in Australia, the arrival of the new Delta strain in the country has abruptly caused a number of issues in the scene’s awaited comeback. Just last week, the government declared its largest city Sydney, to be a Covid-19 hotspot, resulting in a […]

Australia investigates other major casinos following findings in Crown Inquiry

While the Covid-19 pandemic was already a huge problem in itself, it seems Australia’s main casinos are in for another worrisome round of events. Just earlier this year, internationally renowned Crown Resorts was deemed unfit to hold a New South Wales license in preparation for its $2 billion casino opening in Sydney. The Bergin Inquiry […]

Live poker makes strong return in Australia

With Australia being one of the world’s success stories in this pandemic, local citizens have begun to see glimpses of an anticipated return to normalcy. Non-essential businesses including the live poker industry have since made great leaps to recovery, ultimately aiming to make 2021 a way better year than its previous one. Live poker has […]

WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast finalizes schedule for this coming May

The return of World Poker Tour to Australia isn’t a surprise to many with its 2019 debut in the country well met with success. Held in The Star Gold Coast, the inaugural WPT Australia exceeded expectations having garnered more than 3,000 entries across its 10-day event schedule. Over AUD 3.1 million (~USD 2.09 million) in […]

Aussie Briefs: Local John Bogdanovski scoops up 2021 Poker Palace Summer Championships title; WPT League Sydney finds new home in St. Johns Park

Live poker in Australia is alive and recovering well as compared to the rest of the world who are still seeing the drastic effects brought about by the current global health situation. Back to back great value tournaments are lined up on schedule and targeted mainly for local players as major operators begin to resume […]

Australia blocks more gaming websites

The fight for legalized online poker in Australia has been a long winding battle for the last two decades with the government firm on its decision to ban citizens from taking part in the popular sport. Since the Interactive Gambling Act (IGA)’s implementation in 2001 which prohibits gambling providers to offer services including the likes […]