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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.

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.

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