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Casino Games Face Reclassification

International News Brief: The South Australian Government is being asked to reclassify games with gambling themes as adult-only products.

Crown Casino Hosts Richest Poker Tournament

International News Brief: Melbourne's Crown Casino will host the world's richest poker tournament next year, a winner-take-all battle for $60 million.

SkyCity Escapes Drug Penalty

International News Brief: SkyCity Casino will not be disciplined over its failure to report a man believed to have been doing drugs at a Port Adelaide Football Club function.

Tasmanian Gambling Numbers Up

International News Brief: Tasmanians continued their gaming growth in 2004-05 with a 5 per cent increase in turnover, the Tasmanian Gaming Commission annual report shows.

Gang Stalked Casino Losers

International News Brief: A crime gang stalked Crown casino to recruit financially strapped punters to launder $1.5 million through their bank accounts, a court has heard.

Tabcorp Warns of Slow Start

International News Brief: Tabcorp Holdings Ltd has experienced a slow start to 2005/06 amid weaker consumer sentiment linked to higher fuel prices, a dispute over thoroughbred racing coverage and new smoking bans.

Tasmanian Online Betting Approved

International News Brief: Australian punters will be able to legally bet against each other online within weeks, after Tasmania's upper house yesterday approved a licensing regime for betting exchanges.

Tabcorp's Gambling Plans Slammed

Intenational News Brief: The NSW arm of the Australian Hotels' Association has slammed Tabcorp's push to turn pubs into ‘giant gambling barns’, with hotels failing to up the ante set to lose their TAB outlets or have commission rates substantially reduced.

Lennon Backs 'flawed' Betting Bill

International News Brief: The Tasmanian Government is backing its move to licence Betfair despite claims of more than 25 blotches in its online betting exchange legislation.

Australian Government's Gambling Agenda Criticized

International News Brief: The former chairwoman of Victoria's gambling research panel has told the International Pokies Impact Conference in Adelaide that governments are trying to control the gaming industry.

Betfair Wager Referred to Casino and Gaming Authority

International News Brief: Racing Victoria stewards will refer one punter's bet of $30,000 to the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority.

Casino Staff in Hospital After Fire

International News Brief: Nine people have been taken to hospital after a small fire in part of Melbourne's Crown Casino complex.

Australian Sports to Decide Who Bets

International News Brief: Major Australian sports, besides racing, will be given legislative power to determine who bets on their games.

Monks Cleanses Casino of Ghosts

International News Brief: A spirit-cleansing ceremony was recently performed by three Buddhist monks in a Crown Casino toilet said to be haunted to appease its superstitious gamblers.

Betfair Decision Stays Shrouded in Secrecy

International News Brief: Secrecy surrounds Tasmania's decision on whether to license British online gambling agency Betfair.

Crown Casino Infractions Exposed

International News Brief: Crown Casino has been found to be in the wrong in six complaints over the conduct of gaming in the past year, while more than 100 breaches of exclusion orders have been recorded, the casino's watchdog has reported.

Australians Still In Love with Gambling

International News Brief: As Australians prepare for the race that stops a nation new data shows there is no stopping the nation's love of a flutter, with AUD$17.4 billion spent on gambling in the past year.

PBL to Tap into Asian Gambling Explosion

International News Brief: Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd shareholders should be prepared for PBL's gambling operations to ‘cannibalise’ themselves to tap into the promised riches of the Asian gambling explosion, according to executive chairman James Packer.

AFL Moves Towards Deal with Bookies

International News Brief: The AFL is poised to formalise arrangements with two leading betting agencies that will reap more than $1 million a year from next year.

Scientific Games Awarded South Australian Contract

Scientific Games has been awarded a contract with Independent Gaming Corporation Limited of South Australia in Adelaide to upgrade to the their system for gaming machines.

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