Australian News

Gambler Swindles $500K From Priest


AN elderly Catholic priest was conned into handing over nearly $500,000 to a drug-using gambler, a court has heard.


Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Mum Used Children’s Inheritance for Gambling

A CANBERRA mother has denied she stole more than $500,000 of her children's inheritance and lost most of it playing the pokies.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/08/2009

Daniel Tzvetkoff Running Payovation?

Fresh off his stint scamming numerous online gambling companies, is now learning that Daniel Tzvetkoff is reportedly running a new online payment solutions company, Payovation.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2009

Illegal bookmaker Approached Australian Ashes Player

A suspected illegal bookmaker is accused of approaching an Australian Ashes player after the second Test at Lord's, according to Jamie Pandaram reporting for

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/31/2009

Casino Attacks Continue in Australia

Unfortunately more serious casino news out of Australia.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2009

Miss Australia 2009 Rachael Finch Favorite to Win

Australia will be betting big this weekend, but not on any major sporting event.  Miss Australia 2009 Rachael Finch is the favorite to win this year's Miss Universe competition and she's getting p

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Aug/21/2009

James Packer Shocks With Surprise Resignation

Carolyn Cummins, Sydney Morning Herald

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2009

Australian Casino Employees Try To Cover Up Scam

JUPITERS Casino bosses tried to cover up a $5.7m fraud at the venue and white-anted police investigations into the seven-year scam, a court heard.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/12/2009

Sexy Poker Could Help Fuel Online Poker Craze Again

Sexy Poker is the controversial new game platform release from Nintendo and it could help create a whole new player base for the online poker sector, which has hit a few snags of late. 

"I mean seriously, why play the Nintendo game when you can play for real cash with real sexy celebrities the likes of Nicky Hilton and Doyle Brunson at the world famous" asks Senior Editor, Payton O'Brien.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/04/2009

Internet Gambling Makes Push in Asia Pacific Region

The past month has seen a surge of both established and not so established Internet Gambling and other gaming companies make a push into the Asia Pacific region.  Greg Tingle, Special Contributor to the website and Australian correspondent, takes a look at the Internet gambling sector in that region.  He also looks at the online poker component.  Tingle is also the proprietor of Media Man out of Australia.


Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2009

Stephen Conroy Has Been Named Internet Villain of the Year

Australia's Communications Director, Stephen Conroy, "Internet Villain of the Year" during the 11th annual Internet industry awards in the UK, and perhaps with good reason.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jul/13/2009

Web Filters in Australia Will Embarrass Government

An Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) chief has said the Australian government will "embarrass itself" if it pushes ahead with plans to install a national Interne

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jul/09/2009

Centrebet Expects Strong Growth in Coming Year

Teresa Ooi, The Australian

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/07/2009

Punters Cheated by up to 40 Sports Betting Operators

Our man on the scene in Australia, Greg Tingle, has notified us of a major cheating scandal down under involving some 40 operators allegedly ripping off pu

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/25/2009

Gold Coast Casino Addict Wants His Millions

(AAP) - It took just 43 minutes to bring Gold Coast property developer Harry Kakavas' professional gambling dream to an end.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/18/2009

Murder Twist in Casino Lawsuit

BANNED gambling addict Harry Kakavas told Crown casino he had information about a murder and the manufacture of counterfeit gaming chips, the Supreme Court heard.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/09/2009

Australia Website Blacklist to be Reviewed: Includes Online Poker Sites

A controversial push to block several thousand websites in Australia continues as the federal government there insists on playing "Big Brother", this despite the resulting uproar from Aus

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/26/2009

Tax, Don’t Limit Internet Gambling

In a piece for, Kay Bell explores the opportunities for taxing Internet gambling as opposed to prohibiting it.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/20/2009

Australia High Roller Sues Casino

MELBOURNE (AFP) - A compulsive Australian gambler banned from Sydney's casino blew more than two million dollars (1.5 million US) on the card tables in a neighbouring state in just 43 minutes, a co

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2009

Ladbrokes: Online Poker in Australia Very Bad

According to the Interactive Gambling Act, online poker sites geared towards Australian ci

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/15/2009

Paddy Power Moves Into Australian Market

Paddy Power has begun its expansion into the Australian gaming market with its acquisition of a major stake in one of Australia's largest corporate bookmakers.

The company invested €27.2 million in a 51 per cent stake in Sportsbet as part of development strategy to expand into international markets. 

The acquisition, if approved by regulatory authorities, will be completed at the beginning of July. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/14/2009

Crown Casino Expansion Will Be Massive

Thanks to the Victorian Government allowing Crown Casino to grow in exchange for an estimated $60 million in extra tax revenue over four years came on the day of the Federal Budget

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/13/2009

Online Gambling at a Crossroads in Australia

Australia's wagering industry is at the crossroads, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/12/2009

Rugby League Captain Sentenced for Role in Pokie Scam

Former New Zealand rugby league captain Hugh McGahan has been sentenced in an Auckland District Court this week for his role in a $NZ2 million ($A1.56 million) pokie scam.

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2009

Police Conference on Outlaw Bikers at Casino Attended by Outlaw Bikers

"Yesterday the Hells Angel's met up with some law enforcements top brass at Darwin SkyCity Hotel and Casino in the most unusual of circumstances.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/05/2009

Woolworths Biggest Pokie Barron in Australia

WOOLWORTHS is the target of a new anti-pokies campaign following revelations the supermarket chain is Australia's biggest pokie baron, owning 11,000 machines.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2009

James Packer Sells Family’s Long Term Investment

The Packer family's 26-year involvement in Australia's cattle industry has ended with the finalisation of the sale of its stake in Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC).

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/16/2009

Frank Costigan Dies: James Packer Dad Never Forgave Him

Australia's casino magnate, James Packer, has been all over the news of late.  In the U.S. he's been tied to a potential investment in financially troubled Las Vegas. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/14/2009

Two Men Charged in Australian Casino Brawl

Two men and a woman linked to the Rebels outlaw bikie gang have been charged over a brawl at a Sydney casino, police say.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/14/2009

Bank Sues Crown Casino

The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank claims Crown ignored the fact the pokies addict could not afford to put millions of dollars into the machines.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/12/2009

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