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Millionaire to Help Unlucky Gambler

International News Brief: A man who won a record-breaking £1.1million has vowed to give away £15,000 to Britain's unluckiest gambler.

Branson Plans UK Casino Chain

International News Brief: Virgin tycoon Richard Branson is planning to open a chain of casinos in the UK, the first of which could open in 18 months.

Gambling Addiction Snares Thousands in Tiny Estonia

International News Brief: It is a small Baltic country with a spectacularly beautiful capital, recent European Union membership, a growing tourist industry: and a guilty secret.

£10,000 Red Button Success Awaits The Sunderland Six

For half a dozen armchair punters, there will be no Saturday night out this weekend, at least not until the 10.10pm at Sunderland has been run.

Punter Wins Over £1 Million

International News Brief : A lucky punter known only as Ken popped into his local Betfred in Salford, Greater Manchester, last Saturday for an old-fashioned flutter and became the first person to win more than a million in a bookmaker's.

More Casinos Join eCOGRA Player Safety Initiative

Speaking from the European Interactive Gaming 2004 conference in Barcelona, Spain, the directors of eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance have announced the award of its Seal to five more quality Internet casinos. to Discuss the Post-UK Gaming Reform European Union predicts interactive gaming being as monetarily important to the UK as Las Vegas-style Resorts.

Gambling Boss Gave £50,000 Donation to the Labour Party

International News Brief: The director of one of Britain's biggest online betting companies gave £50,000 to Labour while the Government was drafting final proposals to reform the gambling industry.

WTO Eyes U.S. Offshore Web Gambling Ban

News Brief: In a ruling that could open the United States to offshore Internet gambling, a World Trade Organization panel Wednesday said Washington should drop prohibitions on Americans placing bets in online casinos.Nw

EU Courts Back Bookies

International News Brief: A British bookmaker and three other pools operators acted within the law when they used horse racing and football fixtures without paying a licence fee to the companies that compiled the databases, an EU court ruled today.

Jowell Bows to Casino Outcry

International News Brief: The culture secretary, Tessa Jowell, will today signal a significant climbdown in the battle over Britain's new gambling laws.

Stanley Leisure Criticizes Casino Association

International News Brief: Stanley Leisure has threatened to pull out of the British Casino Association over what it sees as a protectionist U-turn by the industry trade body.

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UK Gambling Industry Criticizes New Plans

International News Brief: Britain's gambling industry says the government has gone way too far in its plans to allow new Las Vegas-style casinos, and risks plunging the sector into crippling oversupply.

UK Opposition Steps Up Gambling Bill Attack

International News Brief: Conservative Party Leader Michael Howard has stepped up his attack on the Government over money laundering concessions for casino operators.

GTECH Picked for Swiss Lottery Contract

GTECH Holdings Corporation has been named the preferred bidder by Societe de la Loterie de la Suisse Romande for a new integrated online and instant-ticket lottery system.

Blair Challenged to Explain Gambling Controversy

International News Brief: Tony Blair was challenged yesterday by members of Labour's national executive committee to explain how the government allowed the row over gambling to blow up so spectacularly.

Hillary Favored to Win in 2008

News Brief: Hillary Clinton was today named favorite to win the next US presidential vote in 2008 after George Bush won re-election to the White House.

Airline Bets on In-flight Gambling

International News Brief: Dublin-based no-frills airline Ryanair has said it hopes to boost revenues by providing in-flight gambling facilities for passengers.

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