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Australian Casino Evacuated After Gas Leak

International News Brief: Three floors of Melbourne's riverside Crown Casino complex were evacuated tonight due to a gas leak.

Speed Poker Debuts in Australia

International News Brief: Speed poker, the newest, made-for-TV variation of the grand old card game, made its Australian debut at Melbourne's Crown casino.

Maguire May Ante-Up

International News Brief: Whispers at Crown casino that the Australian Poker Championships next week might pull the celebrity talents of Tobey Maguire.

Pokies Addicts to Sue for Loss

International News Brief: Pokies addicts may sue Tattersall's, Tabcorp, Crown casino and the Victorian Government in an Australian-first class action.

Casinos Join Gangster Ban Call

International News Brief: Plans to bar suspected gangsters from Victoria's major legal gambling venues received the full support of both casino and horseracing authorities today.

Mokbel Faces Aussie Track Ban

International News Brief: Alleged crime king Tony Mokbel could soon be banned from Victorian racetracks.

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.

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