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Packer Sweetens Offers to Burswood

International News Brief: Kerry Packer's Publishing & Broadcasting Limited has offered to increase its bid by $25.2 million in its hostile bid for West Australian casino group Burswood.

Australian Regulators Target Burswood Bid

International News Brief: Simmering opposition to Kerry Packer's $600 million bid for control of the Burswood casino in Perth has seen the corporate regulator exercise rarely used powers to force institutional investors to clarify public statements on the hostile bid.

Australian Cabinet Hedges Bets on Internet Gambling

International News Brief: An Australian federal cabinet has examined wide-ranging legislation to ban foreign internet gambling and ordered further work before it makes a final decision, which may be next week.

Australian Casino Talks Stalled

International News Brief: Around 800 casino employees will attend stopwork meetings this week after negotiations over pay with Federal Hotels reached an impasse.

PBL Looking for Oriental Jewel

International News Brief: Sources say that execs from Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. have been visiting casinos in Macau.

PBL Looking for Oriental Jewel

International News Brief: Sources say that execs from Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. have been visiting casinos in Macau.

Five to Stand Trial for Casino Brawl

International News Brief: Five people have been committed to stand trial and banned from the Crown casino complex over a brawl during birthday celebrations for accused underworld murderer Victor Brincat.

Australia's Money-Laundering Rules Tightened

International News Brief: Australia’s casinos, along with other businesses, will be forced to report more information about the activities of clients who are high-profile criminal or terrorist suspects, under new anti-money laundering laws.

Controversy Erupts Over Tasmanian Pokies

International News Brief: The Greens deliberately misled State Parliament over claims that Federal Hotels would gain $3.14 billion from a 20-year agreement to operate poker machines in Tasmania, according to Premier Paul Lennon.

Burswood Shares Fall

International News Brief: Burswood shares fell yesterday after the sudden departure of PBL head Peter Yates threw doubt on the prospect of a higher offer coming from the Packer's media and gaming company.

Investors Support PBL Exec Shuffle

International News Brief: Investors have welcomed the appointment of John Alexander to the top job at the Packer-controlled Publishing & Broadcasting although the sudden departure of chief executive Peter Yates yesterday took them by surprise.

California Racing Industry Presents to Senate

ews Brief: Horseracing representatives were given the opportunity June 8 to tell a California Senate Governmental Organization sub-committee what's troubling the sport and they had plenty to say.

High-Roller Shows Hand

One of Crown's biggest gamblers says he has developed a casino-beating blackjack system.

Man Charged Over Casino Scare

International News Brief: A 19-year-old Lancelin man will face court today after being charged over the weekend security scare at Burswood Casino which resulted 2,000 people being evacuated.

Hitman Charged in Australia Casino Fight

International News Brief: Accused underworld hitman Victor Brincat threatened to put a bullet in a security guard's head during a brawl at the Crown casino complex, a court heard yesterday.

Australian Casino Evacuated After Pepper Spray Attack

International News Brief: More than 2000 people were evacuated from a Perth casino after a man released pepper spray on the gaming floor.

Aussie Police Seek Information on Gambling Scam

International News Brief: Queensland police investigating a Chinese gambling scam operating in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns have appealed for information from the public.

Woman Attacked in Casino Washroom

International News Brief: A 50-year-old New Zealand woman was followed into the casino toilets where a man stabbed her and allegedly tried to rob her.

Queensland Premier Dismisses Call for Anti-Gambling Campaign

International News Brief: Acting Queensland Premier Terry Mackenroth says he does not believe the state needs a large-scale anti-gambling campaign as the problem is not as major as some people claim.

Australian Jockey, Bookie Interrogated

International News Brief: Melbourne jockey Darren Gauci and disqualified bookmaker Anthony Cullen were interviewed by Racing Victoria stewards yesterday.

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