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31st World Backgammon Championship Begins in Monte Carlo

The 31st World Backgammon Championship has begun today at the Fairmont Monte Carlo and will run until Sunday July 16th.

UK Minister Visits Gibraltar

International News Brief: UK Sport & Gambling Minister Richard Caborn is in Gibraltar to see how Gibraltar operates in its role as a leading global jurisdiction for on-line gambling.

FHM/Purple Lounge Poker Tour Qualifiers Launched

The qualifying tournaments for the Norwegian FHM/Purple Lounge Poker Tour started in earnest this month with sponsor Purple Lounge offering ten opportunities to win a free seat on the tour.

New Allegations Hit Prescott's Office

International News Brief: John Prescott's future was under further scrutiny today amid fresh allegations that his office assisted billionaire Philip Anschutz's bid to run a super-casino in the Millennium Dome by scuppering a rival application in Southend-on-Sea.

Purple Lounge Offers Chance at Norway Tour

The qualifying tournaments for the Norwegian FHM/Purple Lounge Poker Tour started in earnest this month with sponsor Purple Lounge offering ten opportunities to win a free seat on the tour.

Prescott Tied to Casino Deal

International News Brief: John Prescott's department was directly involved in plans for a mega casino at the Millennium Dome while the deputy prime minister was holding regular meetings with Philip Anschutz, the US billionaire entertainment mogul.

Gala Expected to Top Biggest Firm List

nternational News Brief: Gala, the betting and bingo firm, is expected to take top spot ahead of the department store group John Lewis Partnership, whose three-year reign as the biggest firm ended last year when it was toppled by Coral Eurobet.

Scientific Games Wins Contract

Scientific Games has been awarded a contract to replace the legacy sports betting system of Norway's state-owned Norsk Tipping.

PlayWizard Launches Mobile Casino Technology

PlayWizard Co. Ltd., a leading developer of solo and multiplayer mobile gaming systems, today launched its 3rd generation CasinoPhone2004 mobile casino technology.

Hungarian Banks Block Online Payments

International News Brief: Hungarian banks are blocking payments to online betting sites.

UK Pushes for Offshore Gambling Controls

International News Brief: Britain hopes to persuade the offshore centres that are reaping the lion's share of the explosion in online gambling to sign up to new controls on the sites.

Hong Kong Gripped by World Cup betting

International News Brief: Hong Kong may not have a team at the World Cup but that has not stopped interest reaching stratospheric proportions because of the craze for soccer betting.

Ukrainian Catholic Church Protests Casino Next to Cathedral

International News Brief: The Ukrainian Catholic Church has protested plans to open a casino next to its new cathedral in Kiev.

Billionaire Pack Helps with Gambling Empire

International News Brief: James Packer is tapping an exclusive circle of second-generation and third-generation billionaires to build his international gambling empire.

Century Casinos Acquires Interest in Casinos Poland Ltd.

Century Casinos Europe, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of G5 Sp. z o.o., a Polish company, which holds 33.3% of all issued and outstanding shares of Casinos Poland Ltd

Frenchman Wins FreeLotto.com Jackpot

Eric Prevost is the first Frenchman to win ten million dollars in the "Superbucks" jackpot of FreeLotto.com, a stake-free lottery website.

UK Expert Supports 11 Supercasinos Plan

International News Brief: One of the UK's leading experts on gambling yesterday called for the government's advisory panel to allow 11 supercasino licences.

PokerLoco Growth Continues

PokerLoco continues to grow on the Nordic market and Sweden has quickly become its largest market.

World Poker Congress Examines Online, Real-Life Issues

When the World Poker Congress convenes in Stockholm on June 26 & 27, the poker industry will be examined in an entirely different way.

UK E-Lottery System Launched

The Virtual World Direct E-Lottery system provides a multi win syndicate system played on the UK National Lottery and Euro Millions.

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