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Another Tiger Cub Dies at Australian Casino

International News Brief: Of the three tigers cubs born at Conrad Jupiters casino on Queensland's Gold Coast last week, only one remains alive.

Australian Casino Accused of Illegal Tiger Breeding

International News Brief: Conrad Jupiters Casino is being accused of illegally breeding three tiger cubs and subsequently allowing one to die.

Tourist Wins Record Pokie Jackpot

International News Brief: A German tourist has more than paid for his Australian holiday after winning a record poker machine jackpot at the Gold Coast's Jupiters Casino.

Review Looks at Jupiters Casino Scam

News Brief: A major security review is under way at the Gold Coast's Jupiters Casino after a group of Chinese gambling high-rollers allegedly used hidden cards to fleece more than $750,000.

Jupiters Casino Plans Upgrade

International News Brief: Two decades after opening as Queensland's first legal casino and helping spark the Gold Coast's international tourism boom, Conrad Jupiters Casino is to undergo its first major upgrade.

'Sugar' Ray Ends His Day in Court at the Casino

International News Brief: Minutes after being cleared of fraud charges in a Brisbane court, 'Sugar' Ray Robinson strode to the casino, checked out the TAB and had another lash at the dollar pokies.

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.

Tabcorp to Consolidate Casino Management

International News Brief: Tabcorp Holdings, which owns Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast and the Treasury Casino in Brisbane, will have its own management team at the properties from the middle of this month.

Australian Bookies Under Investigation

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

Australian Premier Calls for Smoke Ban

International News Brief: Queensland Premier Peter Beattie called today for a national ban on smoking in casino high-roller rooms.

Jail and Casino Escape Aussie Smoking Ban

International News Brief: Smokers will be banned from all Queensland pubs, clubs and outdoor eateries from mid-2006 under the nation's toughest anti-smoking laws, but high-roller gamblers and prisoners will be exempt from the restrictions.

Australian Counselors Welcome Problem Gambler Ban

International News Brief: Counselors have welcomed the Queensland Government's move to ban problem gamblers from venues for up to a year.

Granny Attacked in Casino Bag-Snatching

International News Brief: Police are sifting through security tapes for clues to a vicious weekend bag-snatching in which a grandmother, 79, was kicked, punched and had her head slammed into a car at the Gold Coast's Jupiters Casino.

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.

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.

Problem Gambling Group Calls for Moratorium

International News Brief: The head of an Australian group that deals with gambling addicts has called for a moratorium on the issuing of more gaming machine licences.

Unitab Dismisses Rumors

International News Brief: TAB takeover suitor Unitab has dismissed the prospect of a new broadcaster taking over from Sky Racing as ‘ludicrous’, despite reports of growing interest from Australia and overseas.

Australian Gaming Titan Born

International News Brief: A new Australian gambling giant will be born today with confirmation of a $2.5 billion alliance bringing together three former state-owned TABs.

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