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Gambler Gets 16 Years for Robberies

International News Brief: A pathological gambler who robbed 13 Adelaide businesses in six months to feed his habit, has been jailed for 16 years.

Australian Banks May Limit Cash Available to Gamblers

International News Brief: Banks will be forced to limit cash available at gambling venues under a Federal Opposition proposal to tackle problem gambling.

Tabcorp Bid Gets Backing

International News Brief: Victorian gaming giant Tabcorp Holdings Ltd has now ticked over 90 per cent of acceptances from Tab Ltd shareholders for its takeover bid, triggering the compulsory acquisition of Tab's remaining shares.

Centrelink to Play Key Role in Problem Gambling Program

International News Brief: Australia’s Federal Opposition wants Centrelink to take a key role in helping those who cannot control their gambling.

Rugby League, Betfair to Discuss Future Projects

International News Brief: Australia's National Rugby League boss David Gallop will meet with Betfair next week in an effort to explore a possible new revenue stream for the NRL.

PBL Closer to Casino Ownership

International News Brief: The Packer family's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited has edged one step closer to a successful takeover bid for Western Australia's Burswood casino.

Packer Piles Pressure onto Burswood

International News Brief: Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd has continued to pile the pressure on takeover target Burswood, outlining new conditions for any extension of its offer as it creeps closer to gaining control of the West Australian casino operator.

Betting Agency Told to Pay Extortionists

International News Brief: Centre Racing’s proprietor Terry Lillis was told by the police to pay extortionists who were threatening to close down his online betting agency if he didn’t pay them $20,000.

Former Australian Officials Faces Further Gambling Probe

International News Brief: Aboriginal leaders have called for a further investigation of the gambling habits of former ATSIC deputy chairman ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson following the disclosure that he had turned over almost $5 million at Queensland casinos.

Australian Official Gambled Away Millions

International News Brief: A former ATSIC deputy chairman allegedly gambled nearly AUD$5 million at Queensland casinos over a 30-month period.

Betfair Pushes for Tasmanian License

International News Brief: The British-based Internet betting company, Betfair, says 150 Tasmanian jobs would be created if the State Government grants its website gambling exchange a license.

Australian Casino Rules Scrutinized

International News Brief: With two days till the Packer family's PBL discloses whether it will extend or close its takeover bid for West Australian casino operator Burswood, it's time to consider whether constraints should apply to PBL's tactics.

AUSTRALIA: E-gambling Regulation 'Not Needed'

International News Brief: Online betting exchanges were unlikely to boost problem gambling and did not need federal regulation, a government report has found.

Tasmania Casino Strike Closer to Resolution

International News Brief: An industrial dispute which erupted in Tasmania’s first-ever casino strike last weekend appears closer to resolution.

Tasmanians Lose $270 Million

International News Brief: According to the a new report, Tasmanians gambled away AUD$270 million last financial year.

Australian Gamblers Lose $15.3 Billion

News Brief: Punters lost a national total of more than AUD$15.3 billion last financial year, sparking a call yesterday for a summit on problem gambling.

Casino Workers May Strike Again

International News Brief: The union representing Tasmania's casino workers says their industrial action has exposed Federal Hotels's true colours.

Gambling Service Crisis

International News Brief: A bureacratic bungle has thrown the future of a free gambling service into limbo.

Tabcorp Takes Over Tab Ltd.

International News Brief: Gambling group Tabcorp Holdings today announced it had assumed management control of Tab Ltd, a day after the Tab board resigned en masse.

Bookies Suspend Betting on Rugby Team

International News Brief: Australian betting agency SportsTab has suspended betting on the odds of the National Rugby League frontrunners, the Sydney Roosters, winning the wooden spoon.

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