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NSW casino talks re-emerge.

International News Brief: The prospect of a second New South Wales, Australia, casino has re-emerged after it was confirmed yesterday that a Hong Kong billionaire talked to the Premier before the election about setting one up.

Australian pokie numbers up

International News Brief: South Australian hotels and clubs have pocketed almost $480 million from a record splurge on poker machines.

Victoria gaming inquiry delayed

International News Brief: Victoria's long-awaited parliamentary gaming inquiry has been delayed as a result of the leadership change and cabinet reshuffle in the State Government.

Outdoor pokies allowed

News Brief: The Queensland Government has reneged on a promise to stop clubs putting poker machines in outdoor smoking areas.

Cheater sentenced for conspiracy

International News Brief: A Melbourne man who enticed Crown Casino croupiers into a conspiracy to cheat the gambling mecca was jailed today for at least six months.

Sydney casino sues tax office

International News Brief: Sydney's Star City casino is crying foul over a rejected tax-deduction claim for $120 million rent payment from 1994 and has taken the tax office to court.

SkyCity sale could be delayed

International News Brief: Potential buyers for Adelaide's SkyCity Casino have been warned that official probity checks could take six to nine months.

Submissions invited for Tasmanian gambling study

International News Brief: Tasmanians are being invited to make submissions to government on the social and economic impacts of gambling.

NSW poker laws under review

International News Brief: Poker game laws are under review in NSW because of an explosion in player numbers, sky-rocketing jackpots, allegations of cheating and the arrival into pubs and clubs of foreign gambling interests.

Smoking ban hits gambling numbers

International News Brief: Australian hotel gaming-machine takings have slumped by up to a third just one week after the introduction of new statewide smoking laws.

Crown builds high roller room for pokies

International News Brief: Crown Casino is building a new super room for its richest and most loyal pokies players.

U.S. faces seven compensation claims in WTO online gambling case

Casino City has confirmed that seven compensation claims have been filed against the U.S. in its ongoing WTO online gambling case with Antigua and Barbuda.

Barred loser sues casino

International News Brief: A gambler who lost more than AUD$600,000 playing roulette at Star City casino after he begged management to keep him away now wants his money back.

Star City deal on table

International News Brief: The New South Wales Government is hoping to reap hundreds of millions of dollars from a new deal with Star City Casino which would allow it to remain the only operating casino in NSW.

Poker craze hits South Australia

International News Brief: The National Poker League will start free Texas Hold 'Em tournaments in South Australian locals from the end of this month.

Australian companies expect to be hurt by new ban

International News Brief: Just as the Australian gambling companies are recovering from the impact of smoking bans, new restrictions are causing new headaches.

Global betting pool launched

International News Brief: Betting agencies around the world have joined forces to allow gambling on several major international races, including the Melbourne Cup, with one massive wagering pool.

Australian board leader quiet on rumors

International News Brief: Controversial Australian gaming regulator Stephen Howells has refused to comment on industry speculation he is about to stand down.

Victorian pokie scheme overhauled

International News Brief: A scheme designed to pump millions of dollars of poker machine revenue into community-based programs and charities will be overhauled following concerns that gaming venues were spending too much on themselves.

Tabcorps in casino license talks

International News Brief: Tabcorp has begun talks with the NSW Government over the exclusivity arrangements for its Star City casino licence in Sydney.

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