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High Roller Loses Millions at Crown Casino

International News Brief: One of Crown casino's richest high-rollers has blown a staggering $25 million in a two-year losing streak in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian Accountants to Help Problem Gamblers

International News Brief: The joint initiative between practising accountants' society CPA Australia and the Victorian Government to raise awareness in the workplace about problem gambling, was launched in Melbourne today.

Australian States to Ban Smoking in Pubs

International News Brief: Victoria and New South Wales, Australia's two most populous states, plan to ban smoking in pubs and other licensed premises by July 1 2007.

Australian Casino Sued by Power Company

International News Brief: An energy company may sue Melbourne's Crown Casino to recover AUD$800,000 gambled away by a high-rolling former manager, a court heard today.

Victoria's Gamblers' Losses Down Again

International News Brief: Victoria’s poker machine gamblers loss has dipped for the second year in a row since the introduction of gaming-room smoking bans in 2002.

Casino Probed Over Prostitutes Claim

International News Brief: Victoria’s gaming watchdog will probe Crown casino after staff were caught getting a prostitute for a high roller.

Crown Casino Celebrates 10th Birthday

International News Brief: It is 10 years this week since the doors to the Crown casino's temporary headquarters were flung open at the World Trade Centre in Flinders St.

Five to Stand Trial for Casino Brawl

International News Brief: Five people have been committed to stand trial and banned from the Crown casino complex over a brawl during birthday celebrations for accused underworld murderer Victor Brincat.

California Racing Industry Presents to Senate

ews Brief: Horseracing representatives were given the opportunity June 8 to tell a California Senate Governmental Organization sub-committee what's troubling the sport and they had plenty to say.

High-Roller Shows Hand

One of Crown's biggest gamblers says he has developed a casino-beating blackjack system.

Hitman Charged in Australia Casino Fight

International News Brief: Accused underworld hitman Victor Brincat threatened to put a bullet in a security guard's head during a brawl at the Crown casino complex, a court heard yesterday.

Alleged Drug Trafficker Banned from Australian Casino

International News Brief: Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon has banned from Crown Casino a Melbourne man accused of heading a $2 billion drug trafficking business.

Crackdown on Crime at Casino

International News Brief: Victoria Police will boost its specialist crime-fighting casino squad to crack down on money laundering at Melbourne's Crown Casino by organised crime figures.

Report Reveals Gambling Reforms Needed

International News Brief: There is new evidence which shows Victorians want gambling reforms including a reduction in the number of pokie machines.

Accused Criminals Banned from Australian Casino

News Brief: Accused drug kingpin Carl Williams and accused murderer Mick Gatto have been banned from Melbourne's Crown casino.

Pokie Revenues Key to Australian Teams

International News Brief: Poker machine revenue was a key factor in determining the profitability of many Victorian AFL clubs last season.

Crown Wins High Roller Case

International News Brief: Melbourne's Crown Casino has won the latest round of its legal battle with a high roller but taken a heavy hit from judges for laxness applying financial controls.

Businessman Accused of Multi-Million Dollar Swindle

International News Brief: A passion for punting fuelled Victoria's biggest stamp duty fraud worth more than AUD$10 million, a court heard yesterday.

Australian Opposition Targets ATMs

International News Brief: A federal Labor government could use Commonwealth power over the placement of automatic teller machines as part of a national effort to combat excessive gambling, the Opposition Leader, Mark Latham, has indicated.

Pokies Taken to Australia's Gamblers

International News Brief: Poker machines are apparently being shifted between venues by Victoria's two licensed operators in a bid to target problem gamblers, most of whom live in disadvantaged areas, the head of the state's gambling research body has alleged.

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