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Crown Casino refunds pokie players after Friday blackout

International news brief: Almost all pokie players evacuated from Crown on Friday night have been refunded money stuck in the machines at the time.

Local takes Aussie Millions championship

Stewart Scott won the No-Limit Texas Hold'em Main Event at the Aussie Millions and is walking away with a cool $2 million.

Gordon Ramsay to open at Crown casino

International news brief: Gordon Ramsay to open his world-famous Maze restaurant at Crown Casino.

Australian gambler sues casino over binge

International news brief: An Australian gambler who lost millions in a A$1.4 billion ($909 million) gaming spree is suing one of the country's largest casinos.

Addict who gambled $1.4b sues casino

International news brief: Lawsuit claims casino executives knowingly lured chronic gambler back to tables.

Bookies punt on 'blast-out' splurges

International news brief: First day jump in crowd numbers, lends weight to the theory that Australians are more likely to gamble in bad economic times.

Therapy for irate Crown casino punter

International news brief: The other woman was taking a toilet break during a late-night roulette session when Ms Yiannakakis assaulted her.

Australia: Casino gambler blows $3 million

International news brief: A high-roller has high-tailed it out of Melbourne after a disastrous $3 million losing streak.

Casinos with the most restaurants show international flavor

Gambling on an empty stomach isn't fun. Who needs hunger headaches when you're trying to decide whether to split aces? Plus, many casinos offer restaurants with high-end chefs and great food. So if you're looking for plenty of restaurant options on your next trip, check out these places.

Australia: Call to lift veil on pokies earnings

International News Brief: Local government bodies want gaming machine revenue from each Victorian venue released to ensure fair competition in bidding process for new licences

Crown Casino's lustre lost

International News Brief: Jeff Kennett has given Crown casino a dressing down, saying that the casino's high-roller rooms are far different from those he opened as premier in 1997.

Victorian premier blasts lottery inquiry

International News Brief: Victorian Premier John Brumby says a parliamentary committee inquiry into gaming licence tenders was nothing more than a smear campaign and its final report is an embarrassment to the Opposition.

Tabcorp, Tatts face uphill battle

International News Brief: If Tatts Group and Tabcorp are serious about tendering for the $700 million Victorian wagering licence, they will have to think long and hard about antagonising the Victorian Government with threats to sue it for up to $1.2billion in compensation claims for losing the poker machine duopoly.

Victoria casinos face ATM ban

International News Brief: Automatic teller machines will be banned in all Victorian pokies venues under a Brumby Government crackdown on problem gambling.

TV betting gets the green light

International News Brief: Victorians (Australia) will soon be able to place racing bets from home using their TVs and remote controllers.

Tatts, Tabcorp ads under scrutiny

International News Brief: Victoria's pokie giants, Tatts and Tabcorp, may have broken the state's tough anti-pokie advertising laws.

Victorian pokie results reported

International News Brief: Victorian poker machine gamblers have lost a record $1.35 billion in just six months.

Englishman crowned PokerProForAYear

After approximately six hours of intense poker at Melbourne's Crown Casino, Englishman Luke 'Resteal' Abolins was crowned PokerProForAYear beating out stiff competition from nine other talented players from around the world.

Crown Casino may need own paramedics

International News Brief: Ambulances are being called to Melbourne's Crown Casino complex so often that some health experts believe a permanent paramedic presence at the venue may be necessary.

Casino law suit given go-ahead

International News Brief: Crown casino will go to trial over explosive claims it lured a banned pathological gambler to blow $30 million.

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