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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.

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. plays fair 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.

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