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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.

Judge attacks Crown Casino

International News Brief: A judge has blasted Crown casino at a trial of man charged with stealing from his family company to fund his addiction.

Adelaide casino might be for sale

International News Brief: The Adelaide casino could soon be on the auction block, with James Packer's Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd likely to be the only bidder.

Australia: Labor's gambling claims 'nonsense'

International News Brief: Academics have slammed claims by the State Government it has halved problem gambling and have called Responsible Gambling Awareness Week a farce.

Crown Casino may face fines

International News Brief: Crown Casino could face fines of up to $1 million following an ‘underhanded’ rule change that could increase its take from some gamblers by 40 per cent.

Conrad Jupiters to revamp rooms

International News Brief: Conrad Jupiters will spend $16 million sprucing up its 442 hotel rooms which have remained virtually unchanged since the casino's opening 21 years ago.

Crown casino's most loyal guest

International News Brief” Crown casino's most loyal guest has spent about three years of his life checked into the same luxury hotel room at a cost of more than $700,000.

Crown casino gambling statistics released

International News Brief: Statistics for the 10 year old Crown casino reveal that punters have lost $102,000 an hour – $28 every second – playing pokies and table games at Crown Casino since May 1997.

Tattersalls buys Queensland lottery

International News Brief: Tattersall's will pay AUD$ 530 million dollars for the Queensland government's lottery business, gaining a monopoly in three of the nation's six states.

Australian casino companies hit with tax hike

International News Brief: Victoria’s gaming giants have been stung by a 43 per cent poker machine tax increase under a State Government plan to boost public hospital funding by $39 million a year.

Casino companies circle license hopeful

International News Brief: Gaming kingpins are circling the Tweed after it was shortlisted as one of three locations being considered for a NSW, Australia, casino licence.

Jupiters roof catches on fire

International News Brief: Almost 200 high rollers were evacuated after the roof of Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast caught fire last night.

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