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Star City casino plans criticized

International News Brief: Council planners have objected to Star City casino's plans to build a tall, slender hotel in Pyrmont, Australia, saying harbour views for guests should not override the impact on neighbours.

Former judge heads Australian gambling license review

International News Brief: Former Federal Court judge Ron Merkel has been appointed to oversee the Victoria Government's controversial review of gambling licenses.

Gambler sues Crown Casino

International News Brief: A Gold Coast property developer who excluded himself from Crown Casino is suing the gaming venue for the $30 million he lost in little over a year, amid claims they lured him back with cash and other inducements.

Australian pubs broker secret pokie deal

International News Brief: Pubs have brokered a secret pre-election deal with the Iemma Government to install more poker machines in their lucrative gaming rooms.

AFL hands down fines for illegal gambling

International News Brief: The AFL has vowed to do ‘everything in its power’ to detect and punish players who gamble on football matches and warned that any future breaches of its anti-gambling rules will trigger automatic suspension.

Tabcorp pushes for second NSW casino

International News Brief: As shares in embattled Tabcorp touched a three-month low yesterday, speculation surfaced that Tweed Heads on NSW's north coast could be the location of the state's second casino.

Adelaide SkyCity leads pack

News Brief: Adelaide SkyCity Casino was a star performer for its New Zealand parent in the December half, improving earnings by $1.8 million despite the Auckland-based company posting a large fall in half-year profit yesterday.

New Australian gambling laws introduced

New laws to reinforce the integrity, scrutiny and transparency of the review of the lotteries and gambling licences will be introduced into Australian Parliament tomorrow the Minister for Gaming, Daniel Andrews said.

Australian rugby league signs betting deals

International News Brief: Australia’s rubgy league's traditional opposition to gambling is about to be redressed, with two major betting agencies set to sign lucrative deals with the NRL.

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.

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