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Britain Leads the World in Gambling Bonanza

International News Brief: The astonishing growth in gambling around the world, including a forecast fivefold increase in UK betting turnover in the three years since 2001, is revealed in an authoritative report published today.

Swiss Lotteries Join EuroMillions

International News Brief: Loterie Romande and Swisslos, the two organisations coordinating the game in Switzerland, decided to jump into bed with EuroMillions in order to maintain market share.

Global Gambling Expands as World Economy Slows

The 3rd Global Gambling Review: Double or Quits? is now available from Casino City Press, the exclusive North American distributor.

Casino Groups Step Up Lobbying

International News Brief: Foreign casino groups will step up their intensive lobbying of the Government this week when a leading operator sponsors a fringe meeting on gambling at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, United Kingdom.

Packer Bets on UK Deregulation

International News Brief: Australia’s Kerry Packer wants to cash in on major changes to Britain's antiquated gaming laws, which are about to be relaxed.

Genting Buying Maxims Casino

International News Brief: Genting is buying London’s Maxims Casino for £10.5 mil, taking advantage of a probable relaxation of Britain's 40-year-old gaming laws to enter Europe.

UK Gambling Stocks Down

International News Brief: UK gambling stocks took a spin on fears that the long-awaited reform to Britain's arcane gambling laws may not happen before the next General Election.

London Casino Planning Team Named

International News Brief: One of London's largest casino projects is moving ahead with Earls Court & Olympia and MGM Mirage Partnership appointing a planning team to work on a £150 million complex earmarked for the Olympia 2 exhibition centre.

Interpoker Launches Caribbean Poker Classic

Win a seat at the Caribbean Poker Classic this year with InterPoker and enjoy a six-night, all-expense paid trip to St. Maarten to play in the $5,100 buy-in championship event.

Tough Controls On High Prize Slot Machines To Stay – Jowell

Tough controls limiting the accessibility of high prize 'Category A' slot machines will not be relaxed when the Gambling Bill is introduced, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Tessa Jowell said today.

U.K. Government Won't Relax Controls on Slots

International News Brief: The U.K. government has crushed the hopes of the gambling industry, saying it will not relax controls on outlawed ‘Category A’ slot machines in its upcoming gambling bill.

Poker Pros Make History in Monaco

The Monaco Government Tourist Office reports that for the first time in Monegasque history, the Principality is allowing a poker tournament to take place in the world-famous venue of Monte-Carlo.

Bookies Bet on Havel for Peace Prize

International News Brief: The former Czech president Vaclav Havel is a favourite to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize, while the US President, George Bush, is a rank outsider, the first bookmaker to take bets on the award says.

Packer Aims for UK Casino Empire

International News Brief: Kerry Packer's bid to become a major owner of casinos in Britain took another step forward when plans were announced for a development in England's Midlands.

£50 Million Complex to Create 3,000 Jobs

International News Brief: Up to 3,000 jobs will be created in the Black Country at a new £50 million entertainment complex in Brierley Hill.

Prague Casino Bombing Suspect Arrested

International News Brief: A man from the south of Israel was arrested Monday on that suspicion he threw two grenades at underworld kingpin Assi Abutboul in front of a Prague casino in early August.

Clubs Cater to Irish Gamblers

International News Brief: Commercial casinos are illegal in Ireland, but if you fancy a flutter on games ranging from poker to blackjack, you will find no shortage of gambling clubs in cities around the country.

Barclays Chief New UK Lotto Chairman

International News Brief: The outgoing chairman of Barclays Bank, Sir Peter Middleton, is to become the chairman of National Lottery operator Camelot, it has been announced.

Expert: Bet on Rise in Gambling Addiction

International News Brief: According to a researcher, changes later this year in gambling legislation and the temptations of technology could more than double the number of adult and adolescent Britons with gambling addiction, it was claimed.

Problem Gambling 'Set to Explode'

International News Brief: The number of UK adult problem gamblers could double or even quadruple when the UK government's gambling bill comes into force, a leading expert believes.

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