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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.

Star City Casino Workers Demand Pay Raise

News Brief: Hundreds of Star City Casino workers gathered on the steps of Sydney's premier gambling venue today to call for better pay.

Victorian Gambling Report Released

International News Brief: Gamblers spent almost $43 million on gaming machines in the City of Greater Bendigo in the past financial year, figures just released reveal.

Cricketer Warne in Casino Probe

International News Brief: Aussie cricketer Shane Warne faces criticism over an online casino he promotes.

Betcorp Delists from ASX

International News Brief: Dual-listed internet gaming firm Betcorp Ltd will quit the Australian Stock Exchange and make its primary listing in the United Kingdom in a bid to stimulate greater interest from investors.

Man Complains Over Missing Ticket

International News Brief: A man who claims he was unfairly deprived of a $1.2 million Tattslotto win has taken his campaign against Tattersall's to VCAT.

Gambling Tax High in Victoria

International News Brief: The Victorian Government has admitted to pocketing more gambling taxes than any other state, but plans to cut its poker machine numbers in lower income areas.

Renovated Jupiters Casino Revealed

International News Brief: Jupiters casino's new $3.5 million renovated casino includes a new entrance, more poker machines and a new décor.

Australian Players Cleared of Wrongdoing

International News Brief: FIFA have cleared Australia players of any wrongdoing after squad members bet among themselves on who would score the country's first World Cup goal.

Dramatic Changes Expected for Australian Casino Industry

International News Brief: Australia’s $3 billion casino industry is poised for a wave of mergers and acquisitions not witnessed for several years which would dramatically change the gambling landscape.

Billionaire Pack Helps with Gambling Empire

International News Brief: James Packer is tapping an exclusive circle of second-generation and third-generation billionaires to build his international gambling empire.

Greens Would Cut Pokies

nternational News Brief: The Victorian Greens have announced a gambling policy that would cut the number of poker machines in Victoria by two-thirds.

Aussies Chip in for Trip to Vegas

International News Brief: Punters hoping to emulate the Australian who won last year's World Series of Poker have the chance to win their entry into the international competition at Melbourne's Crown Casino tonight.

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