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Pokies Face Midnight Ban

International News Brief: Pokie venues would be banned from operating beyond midnight under a proposed Private Member's Bill.

Online Qualifiers Fare Well Down Under's online qualifiers fared excellently at the recent Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne with two players finishing in the final six.

Casino to Honor Kerry Packer

International News Brief: Crown Casino will observe a minute's silence in honour of the late Kerry Packer, whose company, owns the casino, but punters won't be forced to stop gambling.

Protesters Fight Against Pokie Hall

International News Brief: Anti-Pokie protesters will make a last-ditch attempt tonight to prevent planning approval for a pokies palace at Morphett Valem, Australia.

Poker Players Face Elimination Tension

International News Brief: Thirty-six of the world's top poker players will try to conceal their nervous tension as the countdown to the final of the Aussie Millions poker championship begins.

Inquiry Recommends Pokie Review

International News Brief: An inquiry into gaming machine entitlements has recommended a review of capped pokie prices.

Betfair Wins Australian License

International News Brief: Betfair, a wagering facility that allows members to back losers, was granted a licence on Monday by the Tasmanian Gaming Commission.

iPods Show Up at Poker Table

International News Brief: Las Vegas came to town yesterday as dozens of the world's top card sharks mingled among the sea of cowboy hats, sunglasses, and iPods at Crown casino fo

Betfair Stays Away from Tasmanian Scandal

International News Brief: “UK betting exchange operator Betfair is staying away from a political scandal involving Crown Casino, which is owned by the Betfair’s business partner, Publishing & Broadcasting.

Poker Champ is Marked Man

International News Brief: Joe Hachem is a marked man ever since he won the main event at the World Series of Poker last July, everyone wants to take him down.

Casino Scandal Could Affect Election

International News Brief: At least one senior Labor MP expects the controversy surrounding the Tasmanian Premier to cause problems for the party in the lead-up to the state electio

Tasmanian Premier in Casino Scandal

International News Brief: Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon enjoyed thousands of dollars' worth of free hospitality at the Packer family's Crown Casino in Melbourne last November, days before handing a $700 million internet gambling licence to company chief James Packer.

Australian Group Wants Pokie Cap Scrapped

International News Brief: The Australian Hotel Association believes caps on poker machine numbers should be scrapped, allowing every hotel access to gaming revenue.

Chips Are Down: Jailed High-Roller Warns of Casino Risk

International News Brief: Crown Casino's biggest gambler was blowing more than $10 million a visit before being jailed for 42 years.

Australian Pokie Inquiry Ordered

International News Brief: The Victorian government has ordered an inquiry into profiting through poker machines installed in sporting and community clubs.

Poker Stars Battle in Aussie Tournament

International News Brief: The stars of poker world, such as commentator Billy "The Croc" Argyros, are in Melbourne for the Australian Poker Championship today at Crown casino.

Super-Highroller Lost £7m in Three-Week Spree

International News Brief: In his prime Kerry Packer's fortunes could dictate whether a casino company would be able to meet market forecasts or have to issue a profit warning.

Tribute, Reflection Follow Packer Death

International News Brief: The future of the Packer business empire competed with reminiscence and reflection as the death of Australia's wealthiest man was headlined around the wor

Kerry Packer Dies

International News Brief: Kerry Packer, Australia's richest tycoon and the man who created one day cricket, has died at the age of 68.

Tabcorp Appoints New CEO

International News Brief: Tabcorp Holdings Ltd has appointed Sydney Football Club chairman Walter Bugno as the new chief executive of its casino and convention centre business.

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