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Jupiters Casino Cashes in on Poker

Jupiters Casino has moved to cash in on the international poker craze whipped up with the help of Aussie poker king Joe Hachem and celebrity card sharps such as Ben Affleck.

Australian Casino Tiger Probe Complete

International News Brief: The Department of Natural Resources has completed its investigation into a possible breach of permit conditions by a Gold Coast casino in relation to the death of three tiger cubs.

Australian Problem Gambling Funding Increased

International News Brief: The South Australian government will spend an extra $380,500 on tackling problem gambling.

Aussie Boss Blew $10m in Betting Spree

International News Brief: A company director stole more than $10 million in Victoria's biggest stamp duty fraud to fuel an insatiable appetite for gambling.

Casino May Face Penalties for Breeding Tigers

International News Brief: Queensland authorities are yet to decide whether to penalise a Gold Coast casino for allowing tigers to breed.

Disgruntled Gambler Behind Mars Threats

International News Brief: The extortionist behind the threats to chocolate manufacturer MasterFoods and Star City Casino is believed to be an upset gambler obsessed with a TV game show.

Another Tiger Cub Dies at Australian Casino

International News Brief: Of the three tigers cubs born at Conrad Jupiters casino on Queensland's Gold Coast last week, only one remains alive.

Australian Casino Accused of Illegal Tiger Breeding

International News Brief: Conrad Jupiters Casino is being accused of illegally breeding three tiger cubs and subsequently allowing one to die.

NSW Pubs, Clubs Can Add Pokies

International News Brief: Pubs and clubs in New South Wales can now install 10 extra poker machines without undertaking an exhaustive social impact assessment.

Australia Marketers Betting on Poker

International News Brief: No one knows what poker in Australia is worth, in absolute terms and in terms of its value as an advertising medium. But marketers are moving to see how they may be able to cash in on its sudden popularity.

SkyCity Bets on Poker

International News Brief: After a four-year absence, poker will return to SkyCity Adelaide tomorrow, with a new guard of young players ready to take on the pros.

PBL, Australian Government Sign Deal

International News Brief: Australia’s Crown casino will be the centrepiece of a global gaming empire under a new deal with the State Government.

Sydney Casino was Real Target

International News Brief: Sydney’s Star City casino revealed yesterday that it was the real target of the Mars and Snickers bar extortionist.

Victoria May Cut Problem Gambling Research

International News Brief: The Labor government in Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state, announced in late May that it was axing research into the links between gambling and crime and depression, as well as how to better detect “problem” gamblers.

Tasmania Not Expected to Win License

International News Brief: Australian Racing Board chairman Andrew Ramsden believes Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon will not grant a licence to betting exchange Betfair in September if he listens to what the ARB has to say about integrity issues.

Unspecified Amount of Debt with Melbourne Casino Settled

International News Brief: An undisclosed amount of gambling debt owed by the former Sabah (Malaysia) Chief Minister to a casino in Melbourne has been settled.

Australian Bookies to Lose Tote

International News Brief: Victoria and New South Wales totalisators could have one pool next month, after months of promises and waiting. Racing Victoria has introduced a rule that prohibits Victorian bookies betting tote odds.

Burswood Pushes to Keep Smoking Exemption

International News Brief: The Kerry Packer-controlled Burswood has warned it will pull out of the multi-billion-dollar international high-roller market unless it can keep smoking exemptions deemed critical to a proposed $45 million casino upgrade.

South Australia Reduce Pokies

International News Brief: More than 2,000 poker machines will be switched off in South Australia from midnight ACST as part of the State Government's effort to reduce problem gambling.

Australian ATM Limits Rejected

International News Brief: Australian banks and the Federal Government are resisting moves to limit automatic teller machine withdrawals in gaming venues.

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