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Australian Clubs Looking to Run Sports Betting Sites

International News Brief: AFL clubs are looking to generate millions of dollars by running their own sports betting sites.

Alcohol, Gambling a Part of Rugby Life: Survey

International News Brief: A majority of Australian Super 12 players believe they have team-mates who are battling serious alcohol and gambling problems, according to a survey released by their players' asssociation today.

Gambling Support Programs Ignore Cultural Needs: Report

International News Brief: The Australian National University's Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) says support programs need to be expanded for problem gamblers to take into account the needs of different cultural groups.

Australian Researcher to Study Region's Gambling Issues

International News Brief: A Charles Darwin University researcher says an accurate picture of the extent of gambling in the Northern Territory is urgently needed.

Four Sentenced Over Casino Brawl

International News Brief: Four people have been sentenced in Melbourne County Court for their part in a brawl at Crown Casino that has been described as 'absolute pandemonium'.

Australian Racetrack Ban For Gang Suspects

International News Brief: Suspected gangsters and organised crime identities will be banned from racetracks under new laws approved by the Victoria Government.

Australian Criminals Banned from Racetracks

International News Brief: Police will soon have the power to ban alleged underworld figures from Victorian racetracks.

Australian Gambling Site Under Fire

International News Brief: A Government-funded interactive website introducing school students to gambling has come under fire from the Salvation Army.

'Sugar' Ray Ends His Day in Court at the Casino

International News Brief: Minutes after being cleared of fraud charges in a Brisbane court, 'Sugar' Ray Robinson strode to the casino, checked out the TAB and had another lash at the dollar pokies.

Laws Set to Cut Pokies Numbers

International News Brief: Laws to remove 3,000 poker machines from South Australian gaming venues are effective today.

Crown Casino Documents Reveal Security Errors

International News Brief: Secret Crown casino security documents have revealed staff made thousands of mistakes affecting gamblers last financial year.

Robinson Accused of Gambling Public Monies

International News Brief: ATSIC commissioner 'Sugar' Ray Robinson shouted drinks and gambled thousands of dollars of federal government money during a drinking session at a Brisbane hotel, an Australian court was told today.

Australian Casino Evacuated After Gas Leak

International News Brief: Three floors of Melbourne's riverside Crown Casino complex were evacuated tonight due to a gas leak.

Speed Poker Debuts in Australia

International News Brief: Speed poker, the newest, made-for-TV variation of the grand old card game, made its Australian debut at Melbourne's Crown casino.

Maguire May Ante-Up

International News Brief: Whispers at Crown casino that the Australian Poker Championships next week might pull the celebrity talents of Tobey Maguire.

Gambling Under Microscope

International News Brief: The first definitive study of the effects of all forms of gambling on the Southern Australian economy will be commissioned in March.

Tasmania Gaming Areas Will Feel Pinch

International News Brief: Tighter smoking bans which became effective from yesterday will have the biggest financial impact on gaming venues.

Pokie Advertising to be Blacked Out

International News Brief: The ban applies to all forms of advertising outside gaming areas including print, television and radio advertisements and unsolicited mail.

Tabcorp Raises $700 Million

Tabcorp Holdings Ltd., Australia's biggest gaming company, raised $700 million in a U.S. debt sale to fund its acquisition of Tab Ltd.

Australians Wager Record Amount

International News Brief: Australian punters wagered $11.1 billion on thoroughbreds last year, the highest level in the nation's gambling history.

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