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Last Bets: states smash sports betting but no cold turkey on pokies

Last Bets: states smash sports betting but no cold turkey on pokies

Andrew Crook June 28, 2011 5 Comments

It's no wonder premiers would prefer to gag Tony Greig and Richie Benaud than do anything that might impact their AAA-credit ratings.

Last Bets: around the world in online casinos — first stop, Gibraltar

Tom Cowie June 22, 2011 2 Comments

Untaxed, unregulated and under the radar, the so-called "unofficial" sector of online gambling is increasing in popularity.

Last Bets: a gambling palace through the dealer’s eyes

Crikey June 20, 2011 5 Comments

Boozed-up punters are regular fixtures on the gaming room floor despite laws banning gambling while drunk. But dealers say training is inadequate, writes student journalist Esther Ooi.

Last Bets: Angry Anderson the new big thing in pokies

Last Bets: Angry Anderson the new big thing in pokies

Tom Cowie June 10, 2011 2 Comments

Poker machine themes are a very important part in attracting punters to pubs and clubs around the country. The big manufacturers know this, and are spending millions of dollars each year mastering their brands. Even Angry Anderson is on board.

Last Bets: which brand of poker machine are you?

Last Bets: which brand of poker machine are you?

Tom Cowie June 9, 2011 4 Comments

Poker machine themes play an important part in conditioning players to gamble and there are millions of dollars being invested by the big companies every year to find the next big thing. So which brand of machine suits you?

Last Bets: QHA’s pokies reforms are ‘tobacco industry tactics’

Crikey June 1, 2011 1 Comment

There are many tactics that the gambling industry resorts to in defence of its profits including misleading the public through misinformation campaigns, writes Angela Rintoul, Claire Tobin, Darshini Ayton and Charles Livingstone, of Monash University’s Department of Health Social Science.

Last Bets: the campaign to lure more tourists to our tables

Tom Cowie May 31, 2011 4 Comments

Forget Oprah -- she was so 2010 -- the big buzz word in tourism is now gamblers. The bigger the better. And the big high rollers are in Asia. James Packer and other Australia casino operators want a piece.