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Gaming Giant to Offer Text Message Betting

News Brief: Lottery tickets and electronic gambling games would be offered via mobile phones under a proposal from an international gaming giant to revolutionize the industry in Australia and attract young people to gambling on a '24/7 basis.'

Gambling With Mobile Bill

International News Brief: Betting cash on the outcome of blackjack, roulette or poker games in Australia could soon be as easy as pressing a few buttons on your mobile phone.

Poker Champion's Life Unchanged After Win

International News Brief: Joe Hachem insists the $10 million he won at last year's World Series of Poker has not changed his life.

SkyCity Spends Millions on Makeover

International News Brief: SkyCity Casino is spending $2 million giving its poolside sea vista a spectacular makeover.

Higher Fines Proposed for Underage Gambling

International News Brief: Fines have been proposed to stem a 600 per cent rise in the number of young people trying to gain entry to Adelaide's casino.

Australian Gambling Licenses Deadline Passes

International News Brief: A deadline for submissions for the Victorian Government's review of gambling licences passes today.

Family's Joy as Tourist Found Safe

International News Brief: A young British tourist reported missing in Australia, amid speculation she'd lost all her money gambling in a casino, has been found.

Tourist Missing After Gambling Binge

International News Brief: A British tourist is missing after apparently gambling away the money for her return flight to London at Australia’s Star City casino.

Casino Canberra Sponsors Charity

International News Brief: Casino Canberra has become the latest corporate sponsor of the Mumbulla Foundation.

Australian Gambling Industry Tested

International News Brief: The productive alliance between the Racing Victoria and Tabcorp is being tested as Australia’s gambling industry goes through changes.

Gambling Minister Urged to Use Smartcard System

International News Brief: Australia’s new Gambling Minister Paul Caica has been urged to ‘walk the walk’ and commit to introducing a smartcard system to tackle gambling problems.

Wave of Violence Puts Casino Clubs in Doubt

International News Brief: The future of nightclubs in Australia's largest entertainment complex, Crown in Melbourne, has been threatened by yet another violent incident over the weekend.

Unitab, Tatterall Plan to Merge

International News Brief: Queensland's Unitab and Victoria's Tatterall's companies are planning to merge to create a company with operations in every state and territory.

Club Closes at Crown Casino

International New Brief: Crown Casino has pulled the plug on its nightclub, the Mercury Lounge.

Gambler Threatens Bombing

International News Brief: A man who had lost $200 on a roulette table threatened to blow up Darwin's SkyCity casino by strapping a bomb to his body, a Darwin court heard yesterday.

Gambling Shake-Up in Australia

International News Brief: The Bracks Government's bid to maximise returns from gambling in Victoria is gathering pace with the release of four issue papers for the review into the gaming machine, wagering and Club Keno licences.

Australian Town Loses Pokie Battle

International News Brief: A town has lost its fight against poker machines after a judge ruled it could not be treated differently from the rest of Victoria, Australia.

Aristocrat Posts Record Profit

International News Brief: Aristocrat Leisure Ltd yesterday posted a record annual net profit and has forecast further growth from the global gaming market this year and beyond.

Report: Australians Spending More on Gambling

International News Brief: The amount of money Australians spent on gambling continues to grow, with new figures showing it now accounts for 40 per cent of turnover in the nation's pubs and clubs.

Woman Blames Casino For $5 Million Fraud

International News Brief: A bank supervisor charged with defrauding the Bendigo Bank of more than $5 million claims she was ‘seduced’ by Crown Casino's loyalty program.

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