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Tatts, Tabcorp ads under scrutiny

International News Brief: Victoria's pokie giants, Tatts and Tabcorp, may have broken the state's tough anti-pokie advertising laws.

Sportsbet.com.au plays fair

Sportsbet.com.au has demonstrated its sense of fair play with its punters during the Sprint Car Racing Championship.

SkyCity and TAB join forces to fight taxes

International News Brief: SkyCity Casino and TAB have joined to sue the South Australia Government after it was forced to pay for the regulation of the state's gambling industry.

Victorian pokie results reported

International News Brief: Victorian poker machine gamblers have lost a record $1.35 billion in just six months.

21-year-old Russian young gun crowned 2008 Aussie Millions champion

Alexander Kostritsyn outlasts a record field of 780 players in Melbourne to win the $1.65 million jackpot, the largest prize ever awarded in a live poker tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.

Argentinian in betting probe accuses ATP of scare tactics

International News Brief: One of the players at the centre of the ATP Tour's inquiry into match-fixing has accused the governing body of men's tennis of 'political terrorism' and using scare tactics to get players to cooperate.

Tattersall accused of greed

International News Brief: Tattersalls has been accused of greed after removing its machines from small news agencies.

Tennis Australian cracks down on match fixing

International News Brief: Tennis Australia has employed a team headed by a former senior detective to catch any cheats as part of a blitz on match fixing.

Howard Lederer wins Aussie Millions

Team Full Tilts Howard Lederer added to his illustrious resume this week by claiming one of the most prestigious titles in tournament poker, the $100K No-Limit Hold ‘em event at the Aussie Millions.

Star City Casino plans outdoor gambling

International News Brief: Sydney's Star City Casino is proposing a $3.9 million redevelopment for outdoor gambling in response to the New South Wales smoking bans.

Annie Duke to represent UltimateBet at Aussie Millions

UltimateBet.com today announced that acclaimed world poker champion Annie Duke is heading to Australia for the 2008 Aussie Millions this month.

Englishman crowned PokerProForAYear

After approximately six hours of intense poker at Melbourne's Crown Casino, Englishman Luke 'Resteal' Abolins was crowned PokerProForAYear beating out stiff competition from nine other talented players from around the world.

Smoking ban affects gaming losses

International News Brief: Smoking bans introduced in pokies venues to protect the health of staff and patrons have had the added bonus of providing a long-term fall in gaming losses, mostly benefiting heavy gamblers.

Crown Casino may need own paramedics

International News Brief: Ambulances are being called to Melbourne's Crown Casino complex so often that some health experts believe a permanent paramedic presence at the venue may be necessary.

Former Australian PM helped blocked casinos

International News Brief: Former Australian prime minister Sir Robert Menzies played a key role in blocking early plans for a casino in Canberra, Cabinet documents released under the 30-year rule have confirmed.

Casino law suit given go-ahead

International News Brief: Crown casino will go to trial over explosive claims it lured a banned pathological gambler to blow $30 million.

Sydney teacher wins $1m at poker

International News Brief: A physical education teacher from Sydney's western suburbs has won $1 million in the city's richest poker tournament.

Packer's new companies on stock exchange

International News Brief: James Packer's new $2.5 billion-plus media group, Consolidated Media Holdings, and a $10 billion casino company, Crown have debuted on the stock exchange.

Tabcorp head wants betting exchange ban

International News Brief: TABCORP chief executive Elmer Funke Kupper has written to the NSW and Victorian premiers seeking a ban on betting exchanges.

Asian gang cheats casino of $1 million

International News Brief: A highly organised Asian syndicate cheated the Gold Coast's Conrad Jupiters Casino out of almost $1 million in less than an hour at the high rollers' tables before being arrested.

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