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Gambling Shake-Up in Australia

International News Brief: The Bracks Government's bid to maximise returns from gambling in Victoria is gathering pace with the release of four issue papers for the review into the gaming machine, wagering and Club Keno licences.

Australian Town Loses Pokie Battle

International News Brief: A town has lost its fight against poker machines after a judge ruled it could not be treated differently from the rest of Victoria, Australia.

Woman Blames Casino For $5 Million Fraud

International News Brief: A bank supervisor charged with defrauding the Bendigo Bank of more than $5 million claims she was ‘seduced’ by Crown Casino's loyalty program.

Online Qualifiers Fare Well Down Under's online qualifiers fared excellently at the recent Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne with two players finishing in the final six.

Casino to Honor Kerry Packer

International News Brief: Crown Casino will observe a minute's silence in honour of the late Kerry Packer, whose company, owns the casino, but punters won't be forced to stop gambling.

Poker Players Face Elimination Tension

International News Brief: Thirty-six of the world's top poker players will try to conceal their nervous tension as the countdown to the final of the Aussie Millions poker championship begins.

iPods Show Up at Poker Table

International News Brief: Las Vegas came to town yesterday as dozens of the world's top card sharks mingled among the sea of cowboy hats, sunglasses, and iPods at Crown casino fo

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.

Australian Group Wants Pokie Cap Scrapped

International News Brief: The Australian Hotel Association believes caps on poker machine numbers should be scrapped, allowing every hotel access to gaming revenue.

Chips Are Down: Jailed High-Roller Warns of Casino Risk

International News Brief: Crown Casino's biggest gambler was blowing more than $10 million a visit before being jailed for 42 years.

Australian Pokie Inquiry Ordered

International News Brief: The Victorian government has ordered an inquiry into profiting through poker machines installed in sporting and community clubs.

Poker Stars Battle in Aussie Tournament

International News Brief: The stars of poker world, such as commentator Billy "The Croc" Argyros, are in Melbourne for the Australian Poker Championship today at Crown casino.

Crown Casino Hosts Richest Poker Tournament

International News Brief: Melbourne's Crown Casino will host the world's richest poker tournament next year, a winner-take-all battle for $60 million.

Gang Stalked Casino Losers

International News Brief: A crime gang stalked Crown casino to recruit financially strapped punters to launder $1.5 million through their bank accounts, a court has heard.

Casino Staff in Hospital After Fire

International News Brief: Nine people have been taken to hospital after a small fire in part of Melbourne's Crown Casino complex.

Monks Cleanses Casino of Ghosts

International News Brief: A spirit-cleansing ceremony was recently performed by three Buddhist monks in a Crown Casino toilet said to be haunted to appease its superstitious gamblers.

Crown Casino Infractions Exposed

International News Brief: Crown Casino has been found to be in the wrong in six complaints over the conduct of gaming in the past year, while more than 100 breaches of exclusion orders have been recorded, the casino's watchdog has reported.

Croupiers Reveal Scam

International News Brief: Three croupiers have revealed how greed, boredom and frustration at seeing gamblers lose drove them to conspire to cheat Melbourne's Crown casino.

Australian Officials Can't Decide on Casino ATM Laws

International News Brief: Australia’s federal and state governments have failed to agree on national laws to limit cash withdrawals from ATMs at gaming venues.

Teacher Wins Slot Jackpot

International News Brief: A Shepparton maths teacher has won $1 million playing the 2c pokies at Crown casino in Melbourne, Australia.

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