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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.

Bookies punt on 'blast-out' splurges

International news brief: First day jump in crowd numbers, lends weight to the theory that Australians are more likely to gamble in bad economic times.

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?

Therapy for irate Crown casino punter

International news brief: The other woman was taking a toilet break during a late-night roulette session when Ms Yiannakakis assaulted her.

Australia: Casino gambler blows $3 million

International news brief: A high-roller has high-tailed it out of Melbourne after a disastrous $3 million losing streak. announces new Australian trade show

First annual “CAP Down Under” to be held November 25 - 28 in Sydney, Australia.

Star City throws $475m at 'tacky' image

International news brief: Tabcorp has announced plans for a $475 million redevelopment of Sydney's Star City Casino.

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.

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