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Croupiers Reveal Scam

International News Brief: Three croupiers have revealed how greed, boredom and frustration at seeing gamblers lose drove them to conspire to cheat Melbourne's Crown casino.

South Australian Lottery Players are Unluckiest

International News Brief: Lottery players are South Australia's unluckiest gamblers, with just a 68 per cent rate of return from their tickets.

Australian Officials Can't Decide on Casino ATM Laws

International News Brief: Australia’s federal and state governments have failed to agree on national laws to limit cash withdrawals from ATMs at gaming venues.

Sky City to Bid on Taverner

International News Brief: Sky City Entertainment Group, New Zealand's largest casino company, said Thursday that it would bid for Taverner Hotel Group, valued at about 300 million Australian dollars, as curbs on smoking and slot machines limit earnings at home.

Community Groups Benefit from Pokie Revenues

International News Brief: A tennis club, kindergarten association and ambulance committee are amongst six northwest Queensland community organisations to share in more than $80,000 in State Government funding.

Teacher Wins Slot Jackpot

International News Brief: A Shepparton maths teacher has won $1 million playing the 2c pokies at Crown casino in Melbourne, Australia.

Crime Figures Banned from Australian Casino, Tracks

International News Brief: Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon has used new powers to ban 15 people from racecourses and Melbourne's Crown Casino.

Gambler Accused of Stealing Millions

International News Brief: A casino high roller in Australia is accused of stealing millions of dollars from banks by obtaining hundreds of loans using fake documents.

Casino Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

International News Brief: It’s among the more unusual jobs Gareth Kays and his team from Production Works have done -- lighting up Wrest Point Casino in hot pink as part of a world-wide Global Illumination to spread the word on breast cancer research awareness.

New IndoPacific Gaming Product for Australian & Asian Casinos – Jackpot Roulette

IndoPacific Gaming has secured the distribution rights for the new table game, Jackpot Roulette® in Australasia.

SkyCity Faces More Investigations

International News Brief: SkyCity Casino faces further investigations over its failure to report a man believed to have been ‘snorting drugs’ at a Port Adelaide Football Club function.

Crown Casino May Sponsor Library

International News Brief: A sponsorship plans may lead to Crown Casino’s stamp inside Australian library books.

Gambling Inquiry Delay

International News Brief: An investigation into claims that a 17-year-old Chinese student gambled away $40,000 at Skycity Adelaide Casino has been stalled.

Punter Faces Global Expulsion

International News Brief: Embattled punter and thoroughbred owner Mark Peters is facing expulsion from racetracks around the world after being served with a show cause notice by Racing NSW because of gambling debts.

Australian Mayor Wants Pokie Ban

International News Brief: Salisbury Mayor Tony Zappia has called for a total phasing out of gaming machines in South Australia, after his vulnerable region again topped the list for the highest spending on gaming machines in the state.

Surprise Win Hits Australian Bookies

International News Brief: Punters ripped an estimated $250,000 out of the Sydney betting ring when the Joseph Pride-trained Le Bron won the Castanea Handicap at Warwick Farm yesterday.

Casino Security Guards Stabbed

International News Brief: Two security guards at Melbourne's Crown Casino were stabbed with a wine glass by night clubbers during a scuffle.

Australia Urged to Tighten Gambling Laws

International News Brief: The Bracks Government is being urged to tighten gambling laws after complaints gamblers have obtained credit at gaming venues by using overdrafts on their home loans and cash advances on department store credit cards.

Australian Punter Accused of Defaulting on Debts

International News Brief: Embattled punter and thoroughbred owner Mark Peters faces the prospect of being warned off racetracks around the world.

New Look Gaming Expo Draws in Crowds

The success of the 15th annual event was due to the wide-range of equipment exhibited and the new format of the conference sessions, according to event organisers.

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