australia

Aussie Briefs: Star Poker Gold Coast announces Summer Series, Star Sydney reopens without poker, Stacked Poker Championship set for a later date

In this column, we give you the latest and most interesting poker industry news from Australia’s recovering live scene. Star Poker Gold Coast announces Summer Series With postponed events here and there, Star Poker Gold Coast is getting ready to host the newest event to hit the felt this year. Its Summer Series due to […]

All eyes on Australia’s Star Casino following investigation 

Australia’s casino industry has been in the spotlight the past few years as the globally renowned Crown Resorts faced scrutiny and a series of consequences for being found guilty of improper practices. The surprising evidence and exposure of these violations resulted in a bigger crackdown on the country’s entire gaming industry. Four months ago, state […]

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 […]