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Casino Giants Fight for UK Casino Deal

International News Brief: Five of the world's biggest casino operators are jostling to win a deal to build a £250 million Las Vegas-style casino resort complex near Manchester City's new football stadium.

Italian Soccer Clubs Under Investigation

International News Brief: Anti-mafia police are investigating 12 Italian soccer clubs in a probe into suspected match-fixing.

Daughter Sold to Settle Gambling Debt

International News Brief: Attempts are being made to prevent the flight to Bangladesh of a teenage girl allegedly committed to marriage by her father in exchange for a £15,000 settlement of his gambling debts.

European Gambling Monopolies Under Pressure

ews Brief: The grip of the European state gaming monopolies has come under increasing pressure as global firms lobby European authorities to open up markets.

Phone Betting Drops After Attheraces Demise

International News Brief: Bookmakers have suffered a drop in telephone betting of between 20 and 40 per cent in the past few weeks, since the Attheraces horseracing channel went off air.

Bookies Launch Albatross Race

International News Brief: The world's first albatross race has been launched with celebrities, bookmakers and ecologists joining forces to save the mighty seabird from extinction.

UK Casino Granted Licenses

International News Brief: Millionaire entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne will open his first casino in Newcastle following the granting of gaming and drinks licences yesterday.

UK Problem Gamblers Face Additional Checks

International News Brief: Gamblers who get too hooked on the cards and roulette wheels will be told to leave casinos under controversial Government plans to combat addiction.

Gaming Club to Sponsor World Poker Championship

The Gaming Club, in conjunction with Las-Vegas-Casinos US, announces its sponsorship of The World Poker Championship in a two year deal.

Betting Exchanges New UK Rules

International News Brief: Betfair, Betdaq and Sporting Options are criticizing suggestions that some exchange punters be identified, regulated, made subject to the appropriate levy arrangements and have their status checked.

Harrah's Wants to Build in UK

International News Brief: Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Chief Executive Gary Loveman says the company wants to build casinos in the United Kingdom.

UK Health Experts Worried About Gambling Laws

International News Brief: Plans to liberalize gambling laws and allow Las Vegas-style casino resorts in Britain risk leaving more people in poverty and suffering from mental health problems, according to a public health expert.

Interactive Gaming Holdings, Sportingbet Team Up

International News Brief: Interactive Gaming Holdings says it has entered into a revenue-sharing deal on one of its 1,100 gaming Internet sites with leading online betting firm Sportingbet.

MGM Mirage, UK Developer Reveal Casino Plans

International News Brief: MGM Mirage and Manchester-based Peel Holdings are planning to build casinos in Manchester, Salford, Glasgow and Liverpool.

William Hill Launches Online Racecourse

International News Brief: William Hill has unveiled a Virtual Reality Racecourse, called Greenside Park to go live online tomorrow.

Online Casino Group Bets on Israeli Software

International News Brief: Gaming Corporation, an online casinos group, is in talks to buy an Israeli software house that would give it the technology to launch a wide variety of new interactive games.

Isle of Capri Still Interested in UK Investment

International News Brief: Isle of Capri groups has announced its backing for the UK Government's proposed relaxation of gambling laws, despite an influential committee of MPs and peers last week recommending restrictions on deregulation.

MEC Opens Austrian Track

Magna Entertainment’s new Austrian racetrack, Magna Racino successfully opened for its first day of live racing on April 4, 2004.

Mixed Reactions to UK Gaming Recommendations

Two major Las Vegas operators and a gaming analyst see the latest recommendations for gambling expansion in the UK as a positive for casino companies. Others aren’t so optimistic.

MGM Mirage UK Deal in Jeopardy

International News Brief: MGM Mirage said last night a recommendation by MPs to limit the number of slot machines could jeopardise its plans in the UK.

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