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Australian Casino Linked to Drug Cartel

International News Brief: Australian police believe they have smashed a major heroin cartel allegedly laundering money through Crown Casino.

New Bets on Thai Casinos

International News Brief: The prospects for Australia's gaming tycoons of new opportunities in Thailand have improved, with the Thai Government pushing for a referendum on legalising casinos

Rugby Managers Restrict Gambling

International News Brief: Australian rugby league managers yesterday admitted they have been forced to restrict players' wages to prevent them from heavy gambling.

Taking Pokies Out Of Clubs Pointless, Says Opposition

International News Brief: The State Opposition says budget figures show that removing 3,000 poker machines across South Australia will achieve nothing.

Gambling Addicts Sue Tasmanian Government

International News Brief: The Tasmanian Government is being sued by gambling addicts as part of a national class action.

Pokie Revenue Decline Cuts Community Sponsorship

International News Brief: Canberra's licensed clubs say they have been forced to reduce community sponsorship because of a big fall in poker machine revenue.

Tasmanian Government to Examine Problem Gambling Report

International News Brief: The Tasmanian State Government will examine the Anglicare report on problem gambling before deciding whether any action is necessary.

Hundred Reported After Illegal Poker Raid

International News Brief: About 100 people have been reported after police raided an illegal poker tournament in Adelaide, Australia.

Adelaide Casino Expansion Opens

International News Brief: SkyCity Entertainment Group hopes to boost the relatively flat revenue and earnings at its Adelaide Casino when expansion project opens this week.

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.

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