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Crackdown on all-hours pokie pubs and clubs

International News Brief: The Queensland Government will crack down on pubs and clubs that operate as virtual 24-hour casinos in city suburbs.

More pokies than a year ago

International News Brief: Only 2200 machines have been removed since legislation was passed in 2004 and plans to cut the remaining 800 have stalled.

Casinos with the most restaurants show international flavor

Gambling on an empty stomach isn't fun. Who needs hunger headaches when you're trying to decide whether to split aces? Plus, many casinos offer restaurants with high-end chefs and great food. So if you're looking for plenty of restaurant options on your next trip, check out these places.

Australia: Call to lift veil on pokies earnings

International News Brief: Local government bodies want gaming machine revenue from each Victorian venue released to ensure fair competition in bidding process for new licences

Australia's Gold Coast considers casino

International News Brief: An aquatic centre under the sea and two more casinos are the first revolutionary ideas put forward as Australia's Gold Coast develops a top 10 list of future attractions.

Australian companies bracing for US economic impact

International News Brief: James Packer's publicly listed gambling company, Crown, and the poker machine maker Aristocrat are bracing for the impact of the strong economic headwinds undermining US casino earnings.

Crown Casino's lustre lost

International News Brief: Jeff Kennett has given Crown casino a dressing down, saying that the casino's high-roller rooms are far different from those he opened as premier in 1997.

Victorian premier blasts lottery inquiry

International News Brief: Victorian Premier John Brumby says a parliamentary committee inquiry into gaming licence tenders was nothing more than a smear campaign and its final report is an embarrassment to the Opposition.

AGE features 3 day programme

This year's Australasian Gaming Expo, held August 24-26 at Sydney's Darling Harbour, features an innovative and impressive three day conference programme, which is free for gaming industry organisations.

In gambling, there's a downside to being upbeat: study

International News Brief: Positive thinking has its pitfalls, particularly when it comes to gamblers who just can't resist playing another round, according to a new Australian study.

Queensland halts pokie release

International News Brief: The Queensland Government has halted the release of new poker machines as part of sweeping plans to reduce problem gambling across the state.

NSW receives $1.65 billion from gambling

International News Brief: New South Wales remains the biggest recipient of taxes from gambling, at $1.65 billion a year.

Gambling parents who abandon children to face jail

International News Brief: Parents who abandon their children for the casino or the pub could face up to three years in jail under new Queensland laws revealed today.

Pratt faces pokie probe

International News Brief: Carlton's billionaire president, Richard Pratt faces being hauled before a public hearing over his fitness to hold a gaming licence.

Tabcorp, Tatts face uphill battle

International News Brief: If Tatts Group and Tabcorp are serious about tendering for the $700 million Victorian wagering licence, they will have to think long and hard about antagonising the Victorian Government with threats to sue it for up to $1.2billion in compensation claims for losing the poker machine duopoly.

Betfair prevails in Australian online gambling case

News brief: In a unanimous ruling, seven High Court judges overturned the state-based restrictions on Internet betting in Western Australia that previously banned Betfair from operating in the region.

Victoria casinos face ATM ban

International News Brief: Automatic teller machines will be banned in all Victorian pokies venues under a Brumby Government crackdown on problem gambling.

International gambling giants may move in

International News Brief: Pokies giants Tatts and Tabcorp could be stripped of up to 9000 machines in a gambling industry shake-up to be revealed within days.

Adelaide Casino pulled off market

International News Brief: SkyCity had invited offers for Adelaide Casino but now says it will be retained, in the best interests of shareholders.

TV betting gets the green light

International News Brief: Victorians (Australia) will soon be able to place racing bets from home using their TVs and remote controllers.

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