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Classroom Attack on Gambling Problems

International News Brief: School maths classes would be used in an Australian federal plan to stop children being caught in an explosion of problem gambling.

PBL Promises Shareholders Strong Growth

International News Brief: Media and gambling company Public Broadcasting Limited has promised its shareholders strong financial growth in the year ahead.

Gambler Sentenced to 14 Years

International News Brief: Dennis Craig Telford was company secretary for trucking tycoon Allan Scott when he stole AUD$22 million from the company coffers to cover his gambling debts.

Analysts: Lasseters is Safe Bet

International News Brief: With an established presence in South Australia and the Northern Territory, casino operator Lasseters International Holdings is a safe bet on Australia's gaming market.

SA MPs Prepare for All-Night Pokie Debate

International News Brief: Debate in South Australian Parliament on a bill to reduce the number of poker machines looks set to run into the early hours of tomorrow.

Aussie Govt Tries For Gambling ATM Ban

News Brief: The federal government has asked banks to consider placing restrictions on automatic teller machines (ATMs) at gaming venues in a bid to help problem gamblers.

Australian Bookies Under Investigation

International News Brief: Queensland' Racing Minister has ordered an investigation into bookmakers' allegations that questioned industry practices in the state.

Mokbel Faces Aussie Track Ban

International News Brief: Alleged crime king Tony Mokbel could soon be banned from Victorian racetracks.

High Roller Loses Millions at Crown Casino

International News Brief: One of Crown casino's richest high-rollers has blown a staggering $25 million in a two-year losing streak in Melbourne, Australia.

Gambler Confesses Murder to Undercover Cop

International News Brief: A gambler who confessed to an undercover policeman posing as a crime boss that he had killed his great-aunt was yesterday found guilty of murder.

Sportingbet Bans Brisbane Bets

International News Brief: Australia’s Sportingbet is refusing to take bets on Brisbane meetings amid fears of race fixing.

Australian Accountants to Help Problem Gamblers

International News Brief: The joint initiative between practising accountants' society CPA Australia and the Victorian Government to raise awareness in the workplace about problem gambling, was launched in Melbourne today.

Aristocrat Leisure Rating Raised

International News Brief: Standard & Poor's has raised its corporate credit rating on Australia's Aristocrat Leisure Ltd to BB, from BB-minus.

TABCORP Raises Savings Target

International News Brief: TABCORP chief Matthew Slatter has raised the savings target likely to be made from bringing Jupiters casino into the fold.

Australian States to Ban Smoking in Pubs

International News Brief: Victoria and New South Wales, Australia's two most populous states, plan to ban smoking in pubs and other licensed premises by July 1 2007.

Bookie Calls for Australian Racing Minister's Resignation

International News Brief: Australian bookmaker Michael Eskander has called for the resignation of Racing Minister John Pandazopoulos and associated betting officials.

High Rollers' Habits Exposed in Book

International News Brief: Australia’s richest man, Kerry Packer, has been dubbed the ‘Prince of Whales’ in a new tell-all book on the world's leading casino high rollers.

Australian Gambling Initiative Gains Support

International News Brief: The Salvation Army has congratulated the Northern Territory Government for establishing a gambling reference group.

Gambler Denies Murder

International News Brief: Matthew Joseph Marks has pleaded not guilty to bludgeoning his great aunt.

Australia's Racing Industry Want Online Betting Ban

International News Brief: Australia's horse racing industry has called for a ban on a new style of online betting, saying it encourages fraud, in a move intended to thwart a bid for a gaming licence by British internet betting firm Betfair.

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