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Genting Poised to Reap Benefits

International News Brief: The Genting group will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year on a high note as it is poised to reap the benefits of its expansion in Britain as well as the higher number of tourist arrivals anticipated at its hill resort.

Companies Compete for UK Casino Licenses

International News Brief: After the UK Government cut back on its plans to open up the gaming market, the bulldozers will be standing idle while companies instead go all-out to win the jackpot prize of a new operating license.

Elderly Warned of Lottery Scam

Secretary of Aging Nora Dowd Eisenhower today warned older Pennsylvanians to beware of an international lottery scam that adopts the name of Spain's largest lottery prize, ‘El Gordo.’

Scientific Games Acquires German Company

Scientific Games has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Printpool Honsel GmbH, the German company that is the instant ticket supplier to all of the sixteen lotteries in Germany.

Russian Gambling Chain Raises $45 Million

Ritzio Entertainment Group, which runs a gambling chain in Russia, said it raised $45 million to refinance existing debt and buy new slot machines after a sale of notes linked to its credit.

Player Scoops £150,000 at Online Casino

Christmas came early for one lucky casino player when he won over £150,000 at

Betfair, Rugby League Sign Memorandum

International News Brief: Betfair and the English Rugby Football league have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to safeguard the ‘continued integrity of Rugby league the area of sports betting’.

GTECH Signs with German Lottery

GTECH Corporation has signed an agreement to provide a new online and instant lottery central system, point-of-sale terminals, and ongoing services to Lotterie-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH Thuringen in Germany.

Accountant Steals £9 Million

International News Brief: An accountant stole £9 million from his city employers to fund an out-of-control gambling habit.

Bookies Offers Odds for White Christmas

International News Brief: For the first time in 25 years bookmakers have made Scotland odds-on to enjoy a white Christmas.

New UK Casino Licensing System to be Introduced

International News Brief: The UK Gambling Bill Standing Committee has released details of a new system that will be used to decide the location and licensing regime for new casinos.

Great Canadian Gaming Acquires BC Track Operator

News Brief: Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has reached a deal to acquire Orangeville Raceway Ltd., operator of two standardbred tracks in British Columbia, for at least $40 million.

GTECH Signs Contract with Finnish Lottery

GTECH Global Services Corporation, has signed a five-year contract with Veikkaus Oy, the operator of the Finnish national lottery.

London Clubs Disappointed in Gambling Bill

London Clubs International Plc, the British owner of 11 casinos, said it's "extremely disappointed" the U.K. has amended its Gambling Bill to restrict the total number of casinos operators can build in the country to 24.

UK Casinos Sign with TRM

Reflecting its increased presence in the gaming industry, TRM Limited has entered into a three- year contract with leisure giant Rank Group Gaming Division, operator of Mecca Bingo, Grosvenor Casinos and Hard Rock Casinos.

Ameristar Announces Plans for UK Casino

Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos, best known for its Midwestern riverboat gaming houses, is joining other American casino operators in a rush across the Atlantic to develop a resort in England once the United Kingdom deregulates its gaming industry in 2005.

German Lottery Rolls Over to Record 25 Million Euros

International News Brief: Germans will nervously clutch their lottery tickets on Wednesday in front of the televised draw for the biggest jackpot in the country's history, almost 25 million euros

UK Casino Proposal Considered

International News Brief: Proposals for a new sports resort dedicated to the over-50s and a Las Vegas style casino are being debated by councillors in Lincolnshire.

Fixed Odds Interactive TV Planned for UK

Two Way TV, in partnership with interactive gaming solutions specialist Zone4Play, is set to launch two fixed odds interactive TV services across the UK on the ntl and Telewest Broadband digital cable platforms in the New Year.

Progressive Gaming International Opens New Office in Estonia

Progressive Gaming International Corporation reports that it has established a new regional sales office in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.

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