Betting and Gambling (and remember, Please Gamble Responsibly)

According to sources speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss the matter publicly, Racing NSW is accusing Tabcorp of breaches of contract, including an alleged lack of promotion for some of the state’s major horse races.

A directions hearing has been listed for the NSW Supreme Court on February 8.

Tabcorp also sponsors a suite of other major NSW races including the group 1 Epsom and recently re-named Chipping Norton Stakes, and is also poised to lend its name to the Golden Slipper, after Longines told the Australian Turf Club last year the watch brand would not renew the sponsorship.

Crown Casion Sydney’s Mahogany Room reopened to the public yesterday, reduced from two levels to one with shorter operating hours.

Looking forward to going there and buying my $20 Keno ticket :rofl:


Sources told The Weekend Australian that Mr Rytenskild, who was sacked on Thursday, made the crass statement late last year about Annette Kimmitt, the chief executive of the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission in front of some company executives.

It is understood the comment was leaked to the regulator amid growing disquiet within Tabcorp’s management team over the performance of Mr Rytenskild.

The regulator then approached Tabcorp’s board over the allegation with the gambling giant appointing lawyers to investigate the claim late last year.

Opinion piece in The Age by VGCCC chair Fran Thorn


“Let me explain why”: money.

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We’ve now seen in two states that the barrier for the removal of the licence appears to be almost unreachable. You’ve got to wonder if this is in part an acceptance that unless there is an intention to remove the licence and not re-award it, the alternative operators may not present as a better option.

The financial returns to the state are too great to exit allowing casinos to operate, so we end up in a situation where we have to accept some pretty reprehensible corporate behavour that Government’s have distanced themselves from making difficult decisions on by punting it to an ‘Independent’ agency

We’ll be back here discussing the same issue in the future because no one in power is willing to make a slightly difficult decision. It doesn’t seem to matter which major party is in power either, both seem to be fine with talking a big game but not following it with real action

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The Lott has announced that Monday and Wednesday Lotto will be expanded to Fridays. The first Friday draw will take place on May 24.

The lottery will be renamed Weekday Windfall, except in WA where it will be called Millionaire Medley.

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What’s the biggest amount of money a forum member has won from a Lotto draw?

I think mine was a measly $14.40, but then I only play a few times a year.

Based on a recommendation by the Honourable Yvette D’Ath MP, the Governor in Council has approved a change in the date when the licence suspensions for The Star’s Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane casinos will take effect. Originally set for May 31, 2024, the suspensions will now begin on December 20, 2024.

This extension is intended to give the Queensland Government more time to review the outcomes of the Second Bell Inquiry into The Star’s activities in New South Wales. Additionally, it will allow for a better assessment of The Star’s progress in addressing any issues identified.

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The winning ticket was bought in Adelaide.

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And for the rest of us who didn’t win the massive $150 million are back to work today. Sigh…



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In a separate legal case SkyCity said the High Court had agreed to hear an appeal on how state government taxes are calculated on loyalty rewards points.

The casino has been in a dispute with the South Australian government about whether the loyalty points constitute as taxable revenue when customers convert them to gamble on gaming machines.

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Back in my home country the jackpot for Lotto NZ’s Powerball has increased to a whopping NZ$50 million and a “Must Be Won” draw will occur tomorrow night (8 June).


Interesting that the jackpot in NZ Powerball is capped.


Probably because they can’t pronounce “sexty million” properly, so it stays at $50 mil :grin:


There were no Powerball winners in that night’s Must Be Won draw, so the NZ$50 million jackpot rolled down to 2nd Division and seven winners in that division won an estimated NZ$7.1 million each.