article Online betting eats into state take
(Australia) -- ONLINE betting and interstate gambling operators are reducing the NSW government's tax take, as the competition for punters puts a tight squeeze on...
article Tatts Group up the ante with online gambling
(Australia) -- ROBBIE Cooke admits he had no experience in the online world or travel business when he took the helm of Wotif.com back in 2006.
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article BREAKFAST DEALS: Echo entree?
(Australia) -- Malaysia’s KT Lim has returned to the scene by increasing his stake in Echo Entertainment, but not by as much as we’d expect from a...
article Genting increases Echo stake
(Australia) -- Gaming and leisure group Genting Hong Kong has increased its stake in Australian casino owner Echo Entertainment Group Ltd.
article Genting lifts stake in Echo after Crown sells out
(Australia) -- Malaysian gambling giant Genting Bhd has increased its stake in Australia's Echo Entertainment Group, just weeks after rival casino company Crown Ltd...
article Genting ups Echo stake to 6.6pc
(Australia) -- Genting Hong Kong has increased its stake in Echo Entertainment, prompting fresh speculation about whether the Asian gaming group will take sides in a...
article Echo defends Sydney casino ads
(Australia) -- Echo Entertainment Group Ltd is set defy New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell's and move forward with a newspaper advertising campaign for its...
article James Packer raises stakes in battle between Crown, Echo for second Brisbane casino
(Australia) -- BRISBANE is the new casino battlefield, and a potential development of well over $1 billion is at stake. In one corner is James Packer, who wants to build...
article Crown, Echo to vie for new Brisbane casino rights in George St redevelopment
(Australia) -- THE State Government says all options are on the table as casino bosses duel for Queensland's gambling market rights. As The Courier-Mail revealed on...
article Echo pledges $1bn to protect casino monopoly in Sydney
(Australia) -- Echo Entertainment chief John Redmond has promised to invest more than $1 billion to protect his casino monopoly in Sydney and crush James Packer...
article Echo to Take on Packer With A$1 Billion Sydney Casino Investment
(Australia) -- Echo Entertainment Ltd. (EGP) plans to invest at least A$1 billion ($960 million) to fend off Australian billionaire James Packer’s attempts to...
article Echo questions Crown's measure in casino fight
(Australia) -- ONLY days after James Packer's Crown destabilised Echo Entertainment's share register by peremptorily dumping its 9.9 per cent shareholding in the...
article Australia’s Crown sells Echo stake for A$264mil
(Australia) -- Australian casino company Crown Ltd sold its 10% stake in rival Echo Entertainment Group, signalling billionaire owner James Packer is confident of...
article Packer exposes Echo downside after stake sell-off
(Australia) -- JAMES Packer has emerged triumphant on day one of life outside Echo, with the target's price slumping to a record closing low of $3.03 and returning...
article Echo shares plunge after Crown pull-out
(Australia) -- SHARES in Echo Entertainment have plunged to a record low after Crown sold its stake in its casino-operating rival.
article James Packer Gambles with $254 Million Echo Stake Sale
(Australia) -- James Packer has just cashed in his chips with regard to Echo Entertainment Ltd., but the billionaire remains firmly at the table in the race to offer...
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Mining & Drilling
article Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art
(Australia) -- One of the world's biggest uranium producers has found a significant deposit in a remote tropical Australian mountain range near sandstone galleries...
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article James Packer stakes Sydney casino claim
(Australia) -- THE casino wars are to hit fever pitch this week, with James Packer's Melbourne-based Crown set to submit his plans for storming the Sydney gaming...
article Packer project will cost state $14m in taxes, says Echo boss
(Australia) -- James Packer's proposed hotel and casino at Barangaroo would ultimately see NSW stripped of $14 million in gambling taxes each year, an analysis...
article Packer's $350m Sri Lanka gamble confirmed
(Australia) -- Gambling tycoon James Packer is teaming up with a Sri Lankan partner for a $350 million investment in the country's tourism industry, including a...
article Crown Casino Not Liable for Gambler’s Losses, Court Rules
(Australia) -- Crown Ltd. (CWN)’s Melbourne casino isn’t liable for losses incurred by a gambler who wagered almost A$1.5 billion ($1.4 billion) on baccarat...
article High roller loses High Court bid to recover $20.5m in losses from Crown Casino
(Australia) -- A HIGH roller who gambled a whopping $1.5 billion at Melbourne's Crown Casino has lost his High Court bid to recover his losses.
article High-roller Harry Kakavas not Crown Casino's victim, says High Court
(Australia) -- A HIGH-ROLLER who sued Crown Casino for $20.5 million in damages has lost his appeal to the High Court after it found he was not a "victim" of...
article Star boss sinks boot into Packer's 'casino tower on steroids'
(Australia) -- James Packer has been accused of plotting to build a "casino tower on steroids" at Barangaroo, with gambling floors the equivalent of two...
article ANZ, Crown casino to shed 120 jobs in Melbourne
(Australia) -- Two major Australian companies have announced they are cutting jobs. ANZ is moving dozens of positions offshore, while casino giant Crown will make up to...
article ANZ, Crown to cut as many as 120 Melbourne jobs
(Australia) -- Two of Australia’s largest private sector employers, James Packer’s casinos operator Crown and the ANZ Bank, are shedding staff as some...
article Crown, ANZ to cut jobs
(Australia) -- Casino giant Crown and the ANZ bank are the latest corporate giants to cut Victorian jobs, as economists tip the nation's unemployment rate to rise to...
article Job cuts as Crown seeks to bankroll Sydney resort
(Australia) -- The $9.35 billion casino company Crown has confirmed rumours of job cuts, as Victoria's largest single-site, private-sector employer seeks a slice of...
article Marketing redundancies at Melbourne's Crown
(Australia) -- Melbourne’s Crown Casino is set to slash up to 50 jobs, with marketing roles reported to be in the firing line. The redundancies are due to hit...
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article Regulation Could Bring $800m Hit For Social Casinos, Analysts Say
(Australia) -- Regulation of social casino games could cost the young industry up to 22 percent of its revenue by 2016, according to a new analyst report on online...
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article Tom Waterhouse not to blame for gambling ads
(Australia) -- It seems the one thing all Australians can agree on is that they hate Tom Waterhouse. It is not much of a surprise, since anyone watching any sporting...
article Aussies crack down on live betting odds in sports broadcasts
(Australia) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (pictured) has announced the broadcasting of live betting odds will be banned from sports coverage, with gambling...
article Column: Clamp on TV betting ads must be stronger
(Australia) -- ON THE weekend I spoke to the mother of a six-year-old wannabe punter who tried to apply for a credit card so he could open a sports betting account.
article Comment: Does the live sports odds ban go far enough?
(Australia) -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pushed through 'unprecedented restrictions' banning gambling ads during live sports broadcasts, but will they be...
article Gambling advertising detracts from games
(Australia) -- THE federal government has been given the tick of approval for taking the first steps to stamp out problem gambling with their decision to ban live...
article Gillard, Abbott to face policy questions
(Australia) -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard will face a caucus push to expand the government's crackdown on sports bet advertising. Ms Gillard has announced new...
article Julia Gillard under fire over live odds: Politics live blog
(Australia) -- Good morning, and thanks for joining our live coverage from Canberra. The day in Australian politics has opened with a rolling debate over live odds...
article Plan to strip jerseys of bookies' logos
(Australia) -- Bookmakers such as Centrebet and Sportsbet would be banned from advertising on players' jumpers and on signage at venues, and having stadium naming...
article South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill moves to ban live sports betting
(Australia) -- ALL advertising of live odds on sporting events will be banned in SA by June 24 if new legislation is passed by the SA Parliament.
article TV can't afford gambling ad ban: Conroy
(Australia) -- Labor has cut more than $250 million from the cost of doing business for television networks since 2010, but Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says...
article Expert warns new gambling ad rules don't protect children
(Australia) -- A Wollongong gambling expert has said the federal government's new rules on gambling advertising still leave children susceptible to harmful messages.
article EDITORIAL: About time for bet ban
(Australia) -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard's decision to introduce legislation into Parliament banning the promotion of live betting odds during sporting broadcasts...
article Gillard moves to ban live sports odds
(Australia) -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard has intervened in the sports betting debate, demanding TV and radio networks ban the promotion of live odds and restrict...
article Julia Gillard to ban Tom Waterhouse and other bookies from broadcasts
(Australia) -- PRIME minister Julia Gillard said new regulations banning live odds in sporting games will prevent children from learning about sport through gambling.
article Julia Gillard's restrictions on live betting odds to be implemented by television networks
(Australia) -- Television networks have agreed to implement the Government’s new restrictions on the airing of live betting odds after Prime Minister Julia Gillard...
article Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants live odds to be banned during sports broadcasting.
(Australia) -- Live betting odds will be banned during sports broadcasting in Australia under changes proposed by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
article Sports betting condemned by Wilkie and ACL
(Australia) -- Betting on live sports like cricket and football has become a threat to children and families. What started out as a fringe component of betting, has...
article TV industry jumps after PM moves on live betting
(Australia) -- Live odds during sports broadcasts look set to stop after television industry bodies signalled they would comply with Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s...
article Warning over bet ads' effect on kid viewers
(Australia) -- WHILE South Australia considers banning live odds being advertised during sports matches, Tasmanian sports organisations are watching with interest - and...
article 'Glamorous' gambling threat will hit hard
(Australia) -- There has been a surge of men presenting to the University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment Clinic addicted to electronic casino games.
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article Australia eyes Buddha and baccarat to lure Chinese tourists
(Australia) -- Australia's coastal Wyong region outside Sydney, a pretty stretch of pristine beaches and wildlife-filled wetlands, isn't high on the travel...
article City let down by '3-star casino'
(Australia) -- GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate told a room full of business leaders that Jupiters Casino is a "three-star property", saying it is badly in need of...
article The Casino Wars
(Australia) -- In the final week before Echo Entertainment and Crown are due to present their proposals to the NSW government, the state’s casino war should be winding...
article High roller loses to the house... again!
(Australia) -- After losing $20.5 million in 14 months, Harry Kakavas has learned the hard way that the house always wins. Mr Kakavas’ attempted to recover his...
article Opinion: Step up and end the blame game
(Australia) -- TRAVELLING in the US a few years ago, I happened upon a most unusual court case reported in the Chicago Tribune. Gayane Zokhrabov was waiting on a...
article Ambarvale poker player to compete in Vegas
(Australia) -- AMBARVALE'S Danny Milivojevic (pictured) has had to wait a very long two years for his chance at bringing home $8 million from Las Vegas.
article Nation risks a new stolen generation, leaders warn
(Australia) -- Indigenous leaders say Australia risks creating another stolen generation if it does not reduce the soaring number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...
article Blood on the dice
(Australia) -- John Redmond, the chief executive of Echo Entertainment, owner of Sydney's Star casino, was given a book when he took up his appointment in January...
article Casino machines won't greatly affect Hunter: Clubs NSW
(Australia) -- THE lifting of a cap on casino-style gaming machines will not make "an iota of difference" in the Hunter despite dozens of its clubs now being...
article We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation
(Australia) -- Last month, friends from a remote community in the Northern Territory (NT) called me in shock. Police had turned up unannounced with child protection...
article Gamblers' delight: law allows more clubs access to casino-style games
(Australia) -- Casino-style games could be rolled out in up to 690 clubs across Sydney and NSW, including in areas already dense with poker machines, after a state...
article Games evidence is spin, says expert
(Australia) -- A Sydney University gambling addiction expert has rejected evidence used in Parliament to pass new electronic casino legislation, warning that far from...
article Method In His Madness
(Australia) -- With the Waterhouses’ battles at Randwick now drawing to a close – Gai still has one issue to discuss with the stewards – it’s...
article Church pushes for pokie ballot to reduce number of machines
(Australia) -- UNITING Communities has demanded that poker machines be taken out of licensed venues by ballot if the industry does not cut more than 700 machines from...
article NSW Parliament passes more gambling laws
(Australia) -- The President of the NSW Council of Churches, the Reverend Dr Ross Clifford, has congratulated the NSW Government on launching an ambitious research...
article REVIEW: Historic violence bleeds into brutal attack
(Australia) -- LOUISE Erdrich's new novel, which won this year's US National Book Award, presents a story that is at once firmly positioned in time and place and...
article Tom Waterhouse to 'dramatically cut' TV advertising
(Australia) -- Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse has apologised for the public outcry over his advertising blitz during National Rugby League games.
article SA Premier Jay Weatherill moves to ban gambling odds being advertised live on TV
(Australia) -- PREMIER Jay Weatherill has dared TV networks to block or delay live telecasts of sports events as a protest to his legislation banning gambling houses...
article David Gulpilil, The Journey of the Australian Aboriginal Actor
(Australia) -- David Gulpilil had recently won the $50,000 Red Ochre Award for the Australia Council's National Indigenous Arts Award held at the Sydney Opera House.
article Film actor David Gulpilil has taken out the prestigious Red Ochre Award at the 6th National Indigenous Arts Awards
(Australia) -- Film actor David Gulpilil has taken out the prestigious Red Ochre Award at the 6th National Indigenous Arts Awards. Awarded by the Australia Councils...
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