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Australia: Independent Senator refutes need to compensate pokie clubs

Independent Senator Xenophon denies there is any need to consider compensating pokie clubs if reform is introduced.

Australia: Greens propose simpler pokie laws

Green Party propose an alterative gambling policy to divisive mandatory pre-commitment proposal.

Australia: Pokie reform continues to cause rift

Labour MPs may vote against pokie reform, as opposition from electorate becomes clear.

Australia: MP Wilkie proposes scheme for pokie reform

MP outlines scheme that would see exemptions and extra time for smaller clubs to comply with proposed pokie reform regulations.

Australia: Victoria launches attack on federal pokie plan

Victoria's gaming minister speaks out against federal government pokie curb proposals.

Federal fighting pokies bet cut

Federal Group comes out against plan to reduce maximum pokie bet in Tasmania to $1.

Pokies ban 'to cost jobs'

The Tasmanian Hospitality Association has spoken out against a Greens plan to phase out poker machines.

Tasmania: Woman who stole from employer jailed

International news brief: A northern Tasmanian woman who stole nearly $200,000 from her former employer has been jailed for at least nine months.

Tasmanian gaming report released

International News Brief: The Tasmanian Gaming Commission's annual report has been released in State Parliament.

Submissions invited for Tasmanian gambling study

International News Brief: Tasmanians are being invited to make submissions to government on the social and economic impacts of gambling.

Betfair Wins Australian License

International News Brief: Betfair, a wagering facility that allows members to back losers, was granted a licence on Monday by the Tasmanian Gaming Commission.

Betfair Stays Away from Tasmanian Scandal

International News Brief: “UK betting exchange operator Betfair is staying away from a political scandal involving Crown Casino, which is owned by the Betfair’s business partner, Publishing & Broadcasting.

Casino Scandal Could Affect Election

International News Brief: At least one senior Labor MP expects the controversy surrounding the Tasmanian Premier to cause problems for the party in the lead-up to the state electio

Tasmanian Premier in Casino Scandal

International News Brief: Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon enjoyed thousands of dollars' worth of free hospitality at the Packer family's Crown Casino in Melbourne last November, days before handing a $700 million internet gambling licence to company chief James Packer.

Tasmanian Gambling Numbers Up

International News Brief: Tasmanians continued their gaming growth in 2004-05 with a 5 per cent increase in turnover, the Tasmanian Gaming Commission annual report shows.

Tasmanian Online Betting Approved

International News Brief: Australian punters will be able to legally bet against each other online within weeks, after Tasmania's upper house yesterday approved a licensing regime for betting exchanges.

Lennon Backs 'flawed' Betting Bill

International News Brief: The Tasmanian Government is backing its move to licence Betfair despite claims of more than 25 blotches in its online betting exchange legislation.

Betfair Wager Referred to Casino and Gaming Authority

International News Brief: Racing Victoria stewards will refer one punter's bet of $30,000 to the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority.

Betfair Decision Stays Shrouded in Secrecy

International News Brief: Secrecy surrounds Tasmania's decision on whether to license British online gambling agency Betfair.

Casino Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

International News Brief: It’s among the more unusual jobs Gareth Kays and his team from Production Works have done -- lighting up Wrest Point Casino in hot pink as part of a world-wide Global Illumination to spread the word on breast cancer research awareness.

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