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Intralot backflips on betting

International News Brief: Greek gambling giant Intralot has backflipped on last week's pledge not to introduce SMS punting.

Pokies numbers rise

International News Brief: Victoria poker machine punters have lost $678 million in just three months.

Victoria Racing Club experiences revival

International News Brief: The Victoria Racing Club has more money than it knows what to do with thanks to recent remarkably successful four-day Melbourne Cup carnivals.

Crown casino plans hotel expansion

International News Brief: The biggest hotel in Australia will be built at Southbank as part of a $540 million expansion of Melbourne's Crown Casino complex.

Gambler sues Crown Casino

International News Brief: Claims that Crown casino allowed a banned problem gambler to lose $30 million will be contested in the Supreme Court.

Millionaire gambler takes casino to court

International News Brief: Claims Crown casino allowed a banned problem gambler to blow $30 million are headed for an explosive Supreme Court showdown.

Victoria gaming inquiry delayed

International News Brief: Victoria's long-awaited parliamentary gaming inquiry has been delayed as a result of the leadership change and cabinet reshuffle in the State Government.

Crown builds high roller room for pokies

International News Brief: Crown Casino is building a new super room for its richest and most loyal pokies players.

Australian companies expect to be hurt by new ban

International News Brief: Just as the Australian gambling companies are recovering from the impact of smoking bans, new restrictions are causing new headaches.

Victorian pokie scheme overhauled

International News Brief: A scheme designed to pump millions of dollars of poker machine revenue into community-based programs and charities will be overhauled following concerns that gaming venues were spending too much on themselves.

Judge attacks Crown Casino

International News Brief: A judge has blasted Crown casino at a trial of man charged with stealing from his family company to fund his addiction.

Crown Casino may face fines

International News Brief: Crown Casino could face fines of up to $1 million following an ‘underhanded’ rule change that could increase its take from some gamblers by 40 per cent.

Crown casino's most loyal guest

International News Brief” Crown casino's most loyal guest has spent about three years of his life checked into the same luxury hotel room at a cost of more than $700,000.

Crown casino gambling statistics released

International News Brief: Statistics for the 10 year old Crown casino reveal that punters have lost $102,000 an hour – $28 every second – playing pokies and table games at Crown Casino since May 1997.

Australian casino companies hit with tax hike

International News Brief: Victoria’s gaming giants have been stung by a 43 per cent poker machine tax increase under a State Government plan to boost public hospital funding by $39 million a year.

Former judge heads Australian gambling license review

International News Brief: Former Federal Court judge Ron Merkel has been appointed to oversee the Victoria Government's controversial review of gambling licenses.

Packer waiting for $4.5 billion cheque

International News Brief: The Victorian gaming regulator is the only thing standing between James Packer and a cheque for $4.5 billion.

2007 Aussie Millions breaking records

The largest main event in Aussie Millions history drew a record field and is nearly ready to hand out a record $1.5 million pay-out.

Australia may change lottery ticket rules

International News Brief: Scratch tickets could be sold at Victoria, Australia, supermarkets under a Bracks Government plan to loosen Tattersall's $1.2 billion-a-year lotteries monopoly.

PokerTek leads a growing market of electronic poker games

Electronic multi-player table games (EMTs) are starting to gain traction in the casino industry, and poker may be the first game to gain wide acceptance in an EMT platform.

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