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Topic: gambling

News Corp missing in action as pokies shutdown saves gamblers more than $1.5bn

With venues shut across Australia, there has never been a better time to permanently exit the toxic pokies industry (just don't expect to hear about it from News Corp)

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Global gambling giant delivers Ricky Ponting multimillion-dollar pay day

Ricky Ponting is one of many to benefit from a buy-out of BetEasy by gambling monolith The Stars Group.

News Corp bets big on the gambling game

With heavy stakes in the gambling industry, News Corp is hellbent on separating Melbourne Cup punters from their hard-earned cash.

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Tabcorp gets ready to give politicians the champagne treatment

Gambling giant and prominent donor Tabcorp, never one to shy away from cosying-up to lawmakers, will shower politicians with thousands of dollars worth of food of booze during the Spring Racing Carnival.

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JACKPOT! Is there a ‘good’ time to buy a lottery ticket?

Is there any point in playing the lottery? Crikey crunches the numbers behind the weekly Powerball draw.

Nine goes all in on Crown revelations, but will the house win?

Nine's burst of negative publicity for Crown will squeeze traditionally passive state-based gambling regulators and the federal authorities -- particularly Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton.

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Can the bookies tell us who will be the next prime minister?

Some pundits swear by the idea the betting markets are a stronger indicator of an upcoming election's outcome than any polling. But how does it work?

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Will Woolworths’ ALH pokies scandal hurt its ‘fresh food’ brand?

Shoppers feeling outraged and translating that into concrete actions are two very different things. 

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

If Labor bore the brunt of the gambling industry's power in Tasmania, elsewhere it enjoys a strong relationship with the pokies.

Jimmy Barnes joins protest of ‘disgusting’ Opera House projections

More than 1000 people, including the rock icon, disrupted Racing NSW's advertising in protest of the "absolutely disgusting behaviour by our government".