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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.

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.

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