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Robber Holds Up Bookies with Banana

International News Brief: A bungling robber who tried to hold up a London bookies with a banana was jailed for nearly seven years today.

UK Casino Robbers Arrested

International News Brief: Two Birmingham casino robbery suspects were arrested in a dramatic armed police swoop involving a packed inter-city train.

Casino License Application Lodged for UK Development

International News Brief: An official application for a casino licence at the Coventry Arena development was lodged this week.

BCA Refutes UK Government's Claims

The British Casino Association refutes the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport’s claims that the Association is demanding the right for its members to introduce the new, unlimited jackpot gaming machines envisaged by the Bill within their existing licences.

UK: Online Gambling Soars

International News Brief: Online gambling is becoming a booming industry in Britain as the online sites are hugely cash generative in the explosive growth market, according to a new report.

Jockey Bailed in Fixing Inquiry

International News Brief: A sixth jockey has been released on bail after he was arrested on Tuesday as part of the City of London police investigation into alleged race-fixing.

Harrah's Shuts Down U.K. Gambling Web Site

Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has suspended the operations of an online gambling site based in the United Kingdom after posting losses of $9.3 million last year.

Winner Channel Launches in UK

The Winner Channel, UK cable's first iTV fixed odds gaming service, successfully launched on the Telewest cable network last week and is slated to launch on NTL next week.

GTECH Ireland Makes Best Workplace List

GTECH Ireland Operations Ltd., has been named one of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in Ireland by The Great Place to Work Institute of Ireland.

European Bookies Face Court Battle

International News Brief: David Beckham and his Real Madrid team-mates are squaring up for a court battle with Europe's leading bookmakers.

Labrokes Planned Casino Bill Campaign

International News Brief: Leaked documents show that senior executives from Ladbrokes planned a campaign of meetings, briefings and corporate jollies with Government Ministers, officials and influential MPs during the run-up to the Bill's publication.

Expert Warns Against Football Casinos

International News Brief: An expert on the gambling industry has warned potential backers not to invest in casinos near North-East football grounds because of hooligans.

U.K. Casino Companies Attack Government Proposal

International News Brief: U.K. casino operators today ferociously criticized Government figures being used to justify its U-turn on deregulation, which is set to damage long-established British firms.

Mobile Gaming Heats Up

Lotteries, betting & casino style gambling to generate over $2bn for the mobile phone industry in 2006.

Greek Companies to Bid for Casino Permits in Albania

International News Brief: Two Greek firms are competing for a $10 million 15-year casino license in the Albanian capital Tirana, the first of five gambling permits the government plans to issue, the authorities said yesterday.

Dutch Supreme Court Upholds Online Gambling Ban

International News Brief: The Dutch Supreme Court confirmed a ruling on Friday that the online bookmaker Ladbrokes must stop taking bets from Dutch citizens.

U.K. Casinos May Be Limited to Remote, Poor Regions

New UK casinos might be restricted to remote or downtrodden areas where U.S. casino operators wouldn't want to develop.

UK Gambling Bill Amended

International News Brief: Significant amendments to the Government’s controversial Gambling Bill were announced in the Lords today by the minister responsible for gambling regulation, Lord McIntosh of Haringey, when he moved Second Reading.

UK Ministers Warn Gaming Industry

International News Brief: Ministers are warning the gaming industry that the Government will scrap the controversial Gambling Bill and reintroduce it after the election rather than agree to the concessions being demanded by casino operators.

UK Casino Plans to be Decided by Public

International News Brief: Plans to bulldoze the Mecca bingo hall in Fountainbridge to make way for a new canal-side leisure complex are set to be decided at a public inquiry.

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