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Tasmania Urged to Increase Problem Gambling Funding

International News Brief: According to Anglicare Tasmania, the State Government should increase its allocation from gambling-derived revenue to help prevent gambling problems and alleviate the impact.

'Losers' Win Lotto

International News Brief: A Perth woman and her niece came home from a losing streak at Burswood Casino to discover they had scooped AUD$1.6 million in Lotto.

Tourist Wins Record Pokie Jackpot

International News Brief: A German tourist has more than paid for his Australian holiday after winning a record poker machine jackpot at the Gold Coast's Jupiters Casino.

Suspected Crime Figures Banned from Australian Racetracks

International News Brief: Suspected underworld heavyweights will be banned from Victorian racetracks under legislation before state Parliament.

Review Looks at Jupiters Casino Scam

News Brief: A major security review is under way at the Gold Coast's Jupiters Casino after a group of Chinese gambling high-rollers allegedly used hidden cards to fleece more than $750,000.

Australian Governments Increases Problem Gambling Funding

International News Brief: The New South Wales Government has announced the roll-out of funding for 22 organisations over the next two years.

Crown Casino Denies Drug Claim Use

International News Brief: Crown Casino has hit back at a newspaper over a report alleging unchecked drug use in the toilets of the Palladium during the Logies entertainment awards.

South Australia Considers Lifting Lottery Buying Age

International News Brief: The South Australian government will consider lifting the legal age to 18 for buying lottery products.

Australian Anti-Smoking Laws Not Enforced

International News Brief: The Bracks Government has failed to enforce its anti-smoking laws in poker machine venues.

Australian Casino Exposes Conspiracy

International News Brief: Victoria Police and Crown Casino staff claim to have exposed an in-house conspiracy involving money laundering, with charges laid against five former croupiers and a gambler.

South Australian Government Rejects ATM Restrictions

International News Brief: The Australian Government again refused to consider the restrictions of ATM withdrawals at venues with pokie machines at a meeting of federal and South Australian gambling ministers.

Australian Board Fears Betting Exchange a Gamble

International News Brief: The Australian Racing Board has called on the Tasmanian Government to be transparent in its negotiations over a betting exchange licence.

Australian Scam Nets Thousands

International News Brief: A woman is accused of giving a Crown Casino employee a total of $6,000 to manually change the winning numbers in Rapid Roulette to the numbers she had wagered to allow her to win $66,675.

Americans Scammed by Australian Lottery Scheme

International News Brief: The promise of a win from an Australian lottery is being used to scam Americans out of their money.

Jupiters Casino Plans Upgrade

International News Brief: Two decades after opening as Queensland's first legal casino and helping spark the Gold Coast's international tourism boom, Conrad Jupiters Casino is to undergo its first major upgrade.

Online Bookie Optimistic About Lawsuit

International News Brief: Online bookmaker International All Sports has told shareholders it's confident it can successfully defend a claim by the Commonwealth Bank that it should have known one of the bank's managers was stealing to feed his gambling habit.

More Than 250 Jobs Will Be Created by a Redevelopment at Skycity Adelaide

International News Brief: The $20 million North Terrace redevelopment project is due to open in June.

Packer Meeting Fuels Online Gambling Deal Fears

International News Brief: The Tasmanian Government has broken ranks with its interstate counterparts on the controversial issue of online gambling.

Casino Apologizes to Cameraman

International News Brief: Crown Casino in Melbourne has issued an apology to an ABC cameraman assaulted by security guards.

Tattersall Loses Lottery Monopoly

International News Brief: The Victorian Government will open up for tender gambling giant Tattersall's long-held monopoly lotteries licence.

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