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Annie Duke to represent UltimateBet at Aussie Millions 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.

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.

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