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Casino Pushed for Harrogate

International News Brief: A casino is pushed as another way to ensure Harrogate retains its place in the top five of the UK's league table of conference and exhibition venues.

London Clubs Sells Casino

International News Brief: London Clubs International has sold its Les Ambassadeurs casino in London’s Mayfair to investment vehicle Twinwood for £115 million.

German State Gaming Monopoly Unconstitutional

The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany declared the state monopoly on sports betting unconstitutional in its widely publicised ruling on March 28th 2006.

WSOP Champ Wins Extreme Poker Challenge

Robert Varkonyi, the 2002 World Series of Poker Champion, fought off frostbite to win the Extreme Poker Challenge Arctic Freeze Out Tournament.

Lipscomb to Deliver Keynote Speech at Poker Congress

The organizers of the World Poker Congress reports that Steve Lipscomb, president of the World Poker Tour, will deliver a keynote speech at the event.

Wembley Proposals to Be Submitted

International News Brief: Proposals to build a super-casino in Wembley are set to be submitted to a government-appointed committee on March 31.

Germans Online Betting Increases

International News Brief: In 2005, Germans spent around 3.3 billion euros gambling and betting online, 35 percent more than the previous year.

Billion Pound Game: Has the UK Become a Nation of Gamblers?

International News Brief: This year's World Cup is going to see a 'seismic increase' in gambling ... and that's on top of betting on Big Brother and online poker.

Russian Gambling Bill Passes First Reading

News Brief: Russia"s lower house of parliament passed Friday the first reading of a bill on the government regulation of gambling.

Blackpool Casino Hit with Slot Tax

International News Brief: A future Blackpool super casino will be hit with an extra £6 million per year tax bill, it was confirmed yesterday.

Wakefield Council Bet on Casino

International News Brief: Local council bosses are betting on a bumper jobs jackpot if a casino is built in the Wakefield district.

Britain's Bookies Hit With Fees

International News Brief: Britain's bookmakers took a blow when the Chancellor imposed licence fees on their betting machines, a move that will cost the industry tens of millions of pounds, and increased the tax on one-armed bandits at arcades and clubs.

UK Newspaper Bets on Gambling

International News Brief: The Sportsman, Britain's first new national daily newspaper in 20 years, is betting that a gambling boom fueled by the Internet and televised soccer matches will help it overcome the industry's lackluster advertising growth.

European Lottery Guild Supports Betfair-Paypal Deal

European Lottery Guild, an independent lottery subscription service in operation since 1990, announces their support of the Betfair-Paypal agreement.

Gala Bingo Targets Online Domination

Gala Bingo is taking on the global online gaming industry with the launch of its new website.

Poker Tournament Tours Europe

A one-of-a-kind pan-European championship, the Everest Poker European Championship consists of live freeroll satellites throughout Europe and online satellites at, all leading up to the final event with a 50,000€ prize pool.

Pet Motel Added to UK Casino Proposal

International News Brief: Plans for a pet motel at a proposed Las Vegas-style entertainment centre at Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, in a village have been revealed.

Club World Casinos Expands

Club World Casinos Group is very excited to announce the launch of 3 online casinos designed to cater for the increasing demands of the global market. Sponsors Swedish Sports Groups will continuously sponsor Swedish sports associations and their main supporter clubs during 2006.

European Convention Looks at Italy's Online Casino Ban

The 2006 European Casino Affiliate Convention will discuss the latest controversial issues concerning the Italian Government's decision to block over 600 online casino websites.

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