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Jupiter upgrades complete

International News Brief: The Gold Coast's gambling icon is on a winner with the biggest upgrade in the Jupiter casino's history now complete.

Money missing from Australian casino ballroom

International News Brief: More than $20,000 in cash has been stolen from a ballroom at Melbourne's Crown Casino during a charity function.

Star City reaches settlement over death

International News Brief: The family of a man who died after being restrained by security officers at Sydney's Star City has reached an out-of-court settlement with the casino.

Leighton puts a bet on Wynn casino job

International News Brief: Leighton Holdings is hoping to get another $US1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) casino construction deal in Macau from Las Vegas casino veteran Steve Wynn.

OzLotteries.com launches new site

Internet users that play Australia’s favourite lotteries today have a new-look website with the launch of the new OzLotteries.com site.

NSW government urged to cut pokies

International News Brief: A rise in the number of older women admitting to a gambling problem has renewed calls for the New South Wales Government to reduce the number of poker machines.

Star Casino sued over death

International News Brief: A Sydney couple is suing Star City casino for damages over the death of their son who died after being restrained by its bouncers eight years ago.

Australian city loses gaming machines

International News Brief: Gaming machines in Warrnambool are set to be cut by 13 under a government plan to tackle problem gambling.

Victorian councils get pokie powers

International News Brief: Steve Bracks has bowed to pressure to curb problem gambling by giving Victorian councils powers to reject new poker machines and imposing new caps that will result in 550 machines being moved from poor areas into wealthier ones.

Australian Officials Deny Interfering with Licensing Process

News Brief: Premier Steve Bracks and Gaming Minister John Pandazopoulos have denied interfering in the selection of new licence-holders for Victoria's billion-dollar poker machine and lotteries industries.

Crown Casino Dodges Smoking Ban

International News Brief: Australia’s Crown Casino is dodging smoking bans by using high-roller exemptions for gaming rooms used mainly by locals.

Victorian Bettors Lost Over $4.5 Billion

International News Brief: Victorian punters lost more than $4.5 billion on the pokies at the state's pubs and clubs and at Crown Casino's gaming tables over the past year.

Australian Property Agent Blows $900,000

International News Brief: A settlement agent who stole almost $1 million from clients and blew it on poker machines at Burswood Casino has been jailed for three years.

Casino Services Int'l. Launched

A new company, Casino Services International Pty. Ltd., has been established by casino industry veterans Mr Tony Boyd and Mr Ciaran Carruthers, to specialise in maximising profitability of gaming operations in the Asia Pacific region.

Australian Gambling Up

International News Brief: Australians are spending more money on gambling each year — $1.7 billion more.

Kiwi Player Remains Great Takeover Target

International News Brief: New Zealand's Sky City Entertainment Group remains one of the last great takeover targets as the consolidation across Australia's $16 billion gambling sector winds down.

Inside Gaming Column: Land, Not Casino, May Draw Bids for Riviera

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

South Australia: $31m Spent on Pokies

International News Brief: Nearly $31 million was spent in poker machines on Eyre Peninsula last financial year, according to figures released by the Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner.

Casino Slammed for Theft

International News Brief: Star City Casino has been slammed for acting irresponsibly by letting a lowly bank worker gamble millions of stolen dollars as a celebrated high-roller.

Australian Communities Get Pokie Money

International News Brief: More than $100,000 raised from poker machines is being distributed to community groups in Griffith and Wagga this week.

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