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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.

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.

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