The royal commission into Perth’s Crown casino will begin hearing from witnesses next Monday — with the chairman of the State’s Gaming and Wagering Commission Duncan Ord to be first.
A sports betting agency has seen odds for a Perth AFL decider slashed to under $3 — but another non-Victorian venue remains the front-runner for punters.
Bookmakers have installed Optus Stadium as the third favourite to host this year’s AFL grand final — with Sydney’s ANZ Stadium emerging as the $1.90 frontrunner.
Despite limited sports action during the COVID-19 lockdowns, the gambling spend in WA jumped 200 per cent as punters found events online to bet on.
He was heckled and accused of not being “deaf enough” but newly crowned Deaf Poker Australian Champion Chris Smitton says he “won that tournament fair and square”.
Lucy Callander and Caitlyn Rintoul
Absent-minded punters have failed to cash in more than $35 million in winning TAB bets and lotto tickets over the past three years.
Plans by the McGowan Government to offload the TAB have been rocked after a group from the powerful thoroughbred racing industry quit in protest against the way the sale is being handled.
Efforts by the McGowan Government to sell the TAB for up to half a billion dollars could be held up by the competition regulator, the boss of the betting agency has revealed.
Mum-and-dad small businesses that operate WA’s TAB outlets are concerned about plans to sell the betting agency, fearing they could be left hundreds of thousands of dollars worse off.
Reinsman Ryan Warwick announced carnival plans for Vampiro after he stylishly won tonight’s $50,000 Mount Eden Sprint (1730m) at Gloucester Park.
They were off and racing in State Parliament as all sides of politics vied for Sketch’s affections on the vexed issue of selling the TAB.
Gary AdsheadState Political Editor
Trying to follow the political discourse on whether the TAB in WA should be sold to a private bidder has been like trying to pin the tail on a donkey blindfolded after a bottle of red.
Sri Lanka batting great Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code, the world governing body says.
King Of Swing earned early favouritism for the $200,000 Golden Nugget (2536m) when driven to a stylish win by top reinsman Gary Hall Jr at Gloucester Park.
Once Australia’s bookmaker king, Simon Beasley has emerged from an almost-decade long exile and is back on the punt.
Giant interstate and overseas bookies could crush the WA TAB unless the State Govt sells the asset while it still has value, according to bank advising on potential privatisation.
Investment bank Morgan Stanley sees a buyer of WA’s State-owned betting agency stripping back its “relatively high” operating costs to help push it back into profit.
The high-rollers aren’t coming any more but the casino is looking elsewhere for extra info.
The lucky winner was picked at random to have a crack at the $1m prize.... and won!
Tax on all bets made in WA could breathe fresh life into the State’s TAB.
Young reinsman steers long shot to win $35,000 August Cup (2536m) at Gloucester Park.
NZ import takes out first leg of a rich double at Gloucester Park.
El Barcelona and Runrunjimmydunn record impressive wins at Gloucester Park.
Steve Butler and Digby Beacham try and find some winners in this week’s The Punt.
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