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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.

Star City donated $100,000 to Labor Party

International News Brief: Star City made a one-off $100,000 donation to the NSW Labor Party in the lead-up to the 2007 election only months before it was due to begin negotiations with the State Government over its monopoly casino licence.

Intralot backflips on betting

International News Brief: Greek gambling giant Intralot has backflipped on last week's pledge not to introduce SMS punting.

Tasmanian gaming report released

International News Brief: The Tasmanian Gaming Commission's annual report has been released in State Parliament.

Christmas Island wants casinos reopened

International News Brief: Residents on Christmas Island say whoever wins the Australian federal election on Saturday must commit to reopening the local casino or the island's economy will continue to suffer.

Pokies numbers rise

International News Brief: Victoria poker machine punters have lost $678 million in just three months.

Victoria Racing Club experiences revival

International News Brief: The Victoria Racing Club has more money than it knows what to do with thanks to recent remarkably successful four-day Melbourne Cup carnivals.

Teenager wins Adelaide Holdem Championship

International News Brief: A teenage university student with five months' poker experience won Adelaide Holdem Championship Series and then returned to his supermarket job yesterday.

Australian Open moves on gambling fears

International News Brief: Tennis Australia has engaged a security consultant and formed a working party to prevent match-fixing at the Australian Open.

All bets on as New South Wales opens floodgates

International News Brief: The global gaming giant Betfair could be operating in NSW within months and the State Government plans to open the door for other online betting agencies to operate there.

Top-10 Gambling Destinations

Our Top-10 list of Gambling Destinations begins in New England, travels the high seas to China and lands in Las Vegas.

Aussies toughen line on tennis betting

International News Brief: Tennis Australia has evicted state betting agency, Tabcorp, from the grounds of next year's Australian Open, a dramatic move amid reports of betting anomalies on the men's pro circuit.

Crown casino plans hotel expansion

International News Brief: The biggest hotel in Australia will be built at Southbank as part of a $540 million expansion of Melbourne's Crown Casino complex.

Gambler sues Crown Casino

International News Brief: Claims that Crown casino allowed a banned problem gambler to lose $30 million will be contested in the Supreme Court.

Club sceptical as Crowe pushes for pokies ban

International News Brief: Actor Russell Crowe and businessman Peter Holmes a Court say they want to get rid of their football club's 160 poker machines because they are worried about the social cost of gambling.

Extreme Poker goes to Australia

Six Australian players will take part in Extreme Poker's high stakes game of Texas Hold’em Poker dangling off the cliffs of North Head. races in Australian V8 Supercars has announced a multi-year partnership with Australian V8 Supercar Championship team PWR Racing.

Flu in thoroughbred shuts down Randwick

International News Brief: The New South Wales racing industry was in meltdown last night after news a thoroughbred had returned a positive test to equine influenza.

Queenland adds tougher casino laws

International News Brief: The Queensland Government has introduced laws into Parliament increasing the penalties for casino operators who let minors enter their premises.

Millionaire gambler takes casino to court

International News Brief: Claims Crown casino allowed a banned problem gambler to blow $30 million are headed for an explosive Supreme Court showdown.

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