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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.

Alleged Drug Trafficker Banned from Australian Casino

International News Brief: Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon has banned from Crown Casino a Melbourne man accused of heading a $2 billion drug trafficking business.

Betting Agent Flees with Client's Money

International News Brief: A betting agent is on the run today after fleeing with a client's $700,000 wager.

Packer Expected to Target Burswood Again

International News Brief: Kerry Packer is expected to launch a fresh assault against Burswood Casino within the week.

Crackdown on Crime at Casino

International News Brief: Victoria Police will boost its specialist crime-fighting casino squad to crack down on money laundering at Melbourne's Crown Casino by organised crime figures.

Australian Bank Blames Bookmaker for Betting Binge

International News Brief: A Commonwealth Bank branch manager's AUD$17 million betting binge comprised up to 65 per cent of the annual revenue of Mark Read's online betting company, the bank is set to allege in a civil suit against the company.

Pokies Change Blamed for Hotels Move

International News Brief: South Australian hoteliers are buying interstate pubs due to uncertainty surrounding future poker machine revenue.

Australian Official: 18-Year Pokie License a Mistake

International News Brief: Joan Kirner, the Victorian Labor premier who gave an 18-year duopoly poker machine licence to Tabcorp and Tattersall's, admitted it was a mistake.

Survey: Men More Likely to be Problem Gamblers

International News Brief: A gambling survey has cast doubt on whether women are more likely to be problem gamblers.

Bookie Lied Under Pressure

International News Brief: Bookmaker Anthony Cullen lied about his relationship with jockey Craig Newitt because he had been under enormous pressure over mounting innuendo he had ‘fixed’ the Highways Tabaret Handicap at Sandown last year, the Racing Appeals Tribunal heard yesterday.

Report Reveals Gambling Reforms Needed

International News Brief: There is new evidence which shows Victorians want gambling reforms including a reduction in the number of pokie machines.

Tasmanian Embezzler Given Prison Term

International News Brief: A former Tasmanian financial adviser who gambled away millions of dollars of his clients' hard-earned cash will spend at least four years in jail.

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