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Australia Rules Out Pokie Cap Increases

International News Brief: Australia’s Bracks Government ruled out increasing the cap for poker machines from 30,000.

Counsellor: Over-18 Limit for Gambling Not Enough

International News Brief: A gambling counsellor says the South Australian Government should lift the legal gambling age to 21.

Tattersall's Pushes to Change Pokies Rules

International News Brief: Pokies giant Tattersall's is leading a charge for more money-grabbing poker machines in Victoria, Australia.

Centrebet Looks to Raise $70 Million

International News Brief: Online wagering and gaming company Centrebet is placing its bets on a new generation of sport and poker lovers as it looks to raise $70 million and list

Report: Tattersall's Bid for UNiTAB is Fair

International News Brief: A bid by Australia's biggest lottery operator, Tattersall's Ltd, for second-ranked wagering group UNiTAB Ltd is fair and reasonable, according to an independent expert's report.

Treasury's Gambling Ways Criticised

International News Brief: Gambling revenue will pour more than $1.5 billion into Treasury coffers next year — despite the state budget containing no initiatives for problem gamblers.

PBL to Float Casino: Report

International News Brief: Publishing and Broadcasting is planning to float its Macau casino joint venture with Hong Kong billionaire Lawrence Ho on the US stock exchange, a newspaper report says.

Packer Storms Out of Star City Casino

International News Brief: Australia's richest man, James Packer, walked out of Sydney's Star City's high-rollers' room at the weekend after the casino refused to provide credit to his friend.

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.

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