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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.

Skycity Queenstown Casino to Become Smokefree

Skycity Queenstown Casino said today that it is prepared for the introduction of smoke free legislation on 10 December 2004 and that a smooth transition is expected as the days count down to the enactment of the new law.

Pokies Addicts to Sue for Loss

International News Brief: Pokies addicts may sue Tattersall's, Tabcorp, Crown casino and the Victorian Government in an Australian-first class action.

Visiting Bookie Admits to Taking Bets

International News Brief: Melbourne bookmaker Frank Hudson has admitted to Racing NSW stewards that he held almost $450,000 from 52 unlicensed bets when ‘socialising’ at Warwick Farm on October 4.

Problem Gambling Researchers Garner Awards

A psychologist in Australia who has identified different types of compulsive gamblers and a Rhode Island psychiatrist who has studied how gambling addicts respond to drug treatment have received top honors from a casino industry-funded research center.

Asian Student Gambling Plague Exposed

International News Brief: A 17-year-old school student from China lost more than $40,000 in five months at an Adelaide casino, exposing widespread but hidden gambling addictions among Asian students studying in Australia.

Australian Club Could Lose License

International News Brief: A Sydney club could be stripped of its poker machine licence and fined up to $300,000 if found to have breached anti-gambling laws.

Law Lags as Underworld Goes Online

International News Brief: Technology is playing a huge role in the way organised crime is developing throughout the world and law enforcers struggle to keep up.

Tabcorp to Focus on Acquisitions

International News Brief: Expanding into Britain and Macau are on the menu but Tabcorp's plate is currently full, the gambling giant said yesterday.

Report: Australia Can't Rely on Gambling Taxes

International News Brief: Australia’s states have been warned they cannot rely on ever-increasing revenue from gambling taxes, setting the stage for a budgetary crisis as the population ages.

Punters Profit Off of Australian Idol Blunder

International News Brief: Punters have cleaned up on Australian Idol after Queensland gamblers watching a delayed interstate telecast continued to bet for an hour after the winner was declared.

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