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Beer and pokies off Queensland breakfast menu

International news brief: The days of having a beer with brekky and a flutter on the pokies in Queensland are over.

Sports betting sector will grow: report

International news brief: Racetrack punters won't be put off by tough economic times, but casino and lottery customers will cut back over the next two years, report predicts.

Web filtering system to be tested in Australia

International news brief: Advocacy groups are criticizing the filter, which is part of a $82 million "cybersafety plan."

Australia: Pokies revenue drops after smoking bans

International news brief: A NSW ban on indoor smoking has cost clubs about $900 million.

Australian smoking ban costing clubs over $1m a day

International news brief: An indoor smoking ban is costing clubs and pubs almost $1.7 million a day in poker machine revenue.

Poker machine addict who stole from charity sentenced to six years

International news brief: The Australian man stole more than $300,000 from one of Queensland's biggest church charities.

Betting bill passes South Australian parliament

International news brief: Bill passed to protect South Australia's racing industry from financial disadvantage.

Flaws in casino plan, says Sydney council

International news brief: A proposed $475 million makeover of Star City casino has too many flaws and should be redesigned, City of Sydney council says.

Welfare cheats among the big gamblers at Crown Casino

International news brief: High-rolling welfare cheats are splurging millions of dollars in casinos across Australia.

Gordon Ramsay to open at Crown casino

International news brief: Gordon Ramsay to open his world-famous Maze restaurant at Crown Casino.

Australia: 'Inaction' over pokies spending angers senators

International news brief: Cross-bench senators are furious at what they call the Australian Government's inaction on problem gambling.

Olympic gold medal lost in casino

International news brief: Olympian Nathan Wilmot has lost his Olympic gold medal after a big night out.

Australian gambler sues casino over binge

International news brief: An Australian gambler who lost millions in a A$1.4 billion ($909 million) gaming spree is suing one of the country's largest casinos.

Addict who gambled $1.4b sues casino

International news brief: Lawsuit claims casino executives knowingly lured chronic gambler back to tables.

Australia: Gambling booms as financial markets bust

International news brief: Since August, as world and Australian financial markets crashed, Canberrans have parted with more than $44million.

Australia: Hotel probed over free pokie money

International news brief: Brisbane hotel to be investigated by gaming authorities for offering free gambling money with meals sold in its bistro.

Credit card cash withdrawals to be banned in Australia

International news brief: Fines of up to $11,000 will be in place for clubs who don't comply.

Australian senator calls on ISPs to block online casinos

Filtering plan would affect pornography and overseas online casino sites, which are illegal to run in the country.

Australian gambling body proposes ban on addicts

International news brief: Clubs Australia wants to allow family members to report on gambling addicts.

Tabcorp wants more sparkle at Star City

International news brief: Can a new outdoor poker machine area, sports betting area and a lick of paint really transform Star City from an ugly duckling into a swan?

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