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PBL profits dip

International News Brief: Flagging TV revenue and lucky punters slugged James Packer's Publishing & Broadcasting group in the first half of the financial year, trimming profit for the period by 12 per cent.

Ho's political donations sparks casino rumors

International News Brief: Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho has become one of the biggest donors behind Australia's Labor Party, sparking talk of a new casino for Sydney.

Packer waiting for $4.5 billion cheque

International News Brief: The Victorian gaming regulator is the only thing standing between James Packer and a cheque for $4.5 billion.

South Australian pokie players losing more

International News Brief: South Australian gamblers are on track to lose more than $800 million on poker machines this financial year.

Brisbane airport casino opposition strong

International News Brief: There appears to be little support for the Brisbane Airport Corporation's push to overturn a ban on gambling in airports.

Titan Poker expands tournament

Titan Poker announced that it has expanded its tournament schedule for players from Australia and New Zealand.

Airports want gambling

International News Brief: Brisbane Airport is seeking the power to install pokies, TAB and keno facilities at airport terminals.

SkyCity revamps Darwin Casino

International News Brief: SkyCity Entertainment Group is splashing out on both a revamp of its Darwin Casino and a tropical resort as it counters strict regulations on its New Zealand casinos.

2007 Aussie Millions breaking records

The largest main event in Aussie Millions history drew a record field and is nearly ready to hand out a record $1.5 million pay-out.

Rocky road for new Queensland casino

International News Brief: Developers planning to build the state's fifth casino in Rockhampton face an uphill battle.

Australia may change lottery ticket rules

International News Brief: Scratch tickets could be sold at Victoria, Australia, supermarkets under a Bracks Government plan to loosen Tattersall's $1.2 billion-a-year lotteries monopoly.

Tabcorp attacks pokies plan

nternational News Brief: Tabcorp has attacked the State Government's decision to remove almost 550 pokies from 64 venues in Victoria's worst problem gambling areas.

Australian union fined

International News Brief: Australia’s Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has been fined $100,000 for industrial action it took at the Burswood Casino complex in Perth in 2004.

Fine proposed for minors caught in casinos

ews Brief: MLC Nick Xenophon says he will introduce a Bill to the Australian Parliament early next year which would see minors automatically fined $160 if they tried to enter a licensed venue, with increased penalties for repeat offenders.

Jupiters casino may add ferry service

International News Brief: A ferry drop-off could be added to Conrad Jupiters Casino, allowing access to the revamped landmark by water, road and rail.

PBL plans IPO

International News Brief; PBL's gaming business is planing to raise as much as $1.4 billion by listing on the NASDAQ to help fund around $6 billion worth of casino developments in Macau.

PokerTek leads a growing market of electronic poker games

Electronic multi-player table games (EMTs) are starting to gain traction in the casino industry, and poker may be the first game to gain wide acceptance in an EMT platform.

Casino tackles problem patrons issue

International News Brief: Star City is consulting an international expert about managing aggressive, disturbed or suicidal behaviour on the casino floor.

Casino scammers face sentencing

International News Brief: Five tourists who fleeced the Gold Coast's Jupiters Casino of more than $750,000 in a playing card scam will be sentenced today after they were convicted of fraud by a jury last night.

New pokie machines launched

International News Brief: Pokie players can keep track of their spending and the odds of winning "the big one" with the launch of a new line of machines today.

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