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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.

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.

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