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World Famous Tomb Raider Licensed By Microgaming

Microgaming has licensed the Tomb Raider brand from Eidos, one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of entertainment software.

Paddy Power to Offer Online Poker

International News Brief: Bookmaker Paddy Power is set to offer online poker as part of the company's expansion of its internet activities which are becoming increasingly profitable for the Irish company.

Blair's Fundraiser Met with MGM Mirage

International News Brief: Tony Blair’s chief fundraiser met a high-ranking executive of the MGM Mirage weeks before the government published plans to allow Las Vegas-style casinos in Britain.

Jowell Defends New Laws

International News Brief: Plans to liberalise Britain's laws on gambling have been defended by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell.

Blair: Gambling Bill Will Protect Children

International News Brief: Tony Blair today defended the government's controversial gambling bill, denying that it would open the way to a massive expansion in the number of casinos and insisting that it would provide improved regulation and 'better protection for children'.

UK Betting Sites Attacked

International News Brief: Two top British betting sites have been hit by distributed denial of service attacks this week.

UK Councils Want More Gambling Power

International News Brief: The Local Government Association, which represents local authorities in England, wants more work done on the new gambling bill and greater powers to contol gambling in their communities.

UK Gambling Stocks Tumble

International News Brief: Punters cashed in their UK gambling stocks yesterday as traders worried about the impact of gaming legislation.

Study: Millions of Britons Gamble Online

International News Brief: Over four million Britons are regular internet gamblers according to research from online measurement firm Nielsen/NetRatings.

Sportingbet Shares Up

International News Brief: Professional punters yesterday decided to have a flutter on Sportingbet on hearing that it is in advanced negotiations over the possible acquisition of a 'substantial' online poker business.

Amex Prevents Punters Gambling Online

News Brief: American Express and Citigroup took the decision to block the use of their cards because of concerns over fraud and fears that people might run up debts.

UK Cabinet Ministers Against Gambling Deregulation

International News Brief: Tessa Jowell, the UK culture secretary, is facing a revolt over plans to deregulate the gambling industry.

British Gambling Law Shake-Up Is Unveiled

International News Brief: The long-awaited Gambling Bill paving the way for new casinos across the UK has been published by the government.

Key Player Emerges in UK Gambling Politics

International News Brief: A former Labour minister and crony of the disgraced late Robert Maxwell has emerged as a key figure in the threatened gambling revolution.

UK Gambling Laws Could Stifle Smaller Operators

International News Brief: A revamp of 40-year-old gambling laws could stifle smaller operators and stoke public fears of Britain becoming Europe's Las Vegas, the chairman of a parliamentary inquiry says.

Football Clubs Bet on Gambling

International News Brief: Football supporters will be able to take a punt on roulette or a play a few hands of blackjack before going to see their team play in the future.

Stanley Leisure Reveals Casino Scheme

International News Brief: Stanley Leisure has unveiled a scheme to build a £125 million casino and leisure complex in Leeds, in a move which could create 1,000 jobs.

Casino Money Helps Leeds United's Debt

International News Brief: Four days after a multi-million pound windfall, Leeds United have lopped another five million pounds off their debts after selling land to a casino developer.

Ladbrokes Favors Bush to Win

Ladbrokes has fine-tuned their projections and now see President George W. Bush remaining in the White House after January 20th and quotes odds of 4/7.

Gaming Giants Target UK Towns

International News Brief: American gambling giants will target every major town and city in Britain for mega-casinos under liberalized licensing laws being planned by the Government.

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