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UK Bookmaker Campaign Backfires

International News Brief: A UK bookmakers campaign in favor of regulating users of betting exchanges backfired when the chairman of a key parliamentary committee said any changes should also apply to betting shop and on-course punters.

Casinos Win with UK Rule

International News Brief: Casino operators were chips in yesterday after the Parliamentary committee scrutinising gambling legislation rubber-stamped recommendations that the industry be deregulated.

U.S. Slot Stocks Off on U.K. Report

Shares of two major U.S. slot and video poker machine makers fell this morning as British legislators issued an interim report today recommending a more cautious approach to gambling deregulation than anticipated.

Europe's iTV Betting Market Forecasts €4 Billion Turnover

Europe’s iTV betting market is forecast to turnover €4bn by 2007 with gross margins of €709m, according to a report from market analysts Screen Digest.

iGGBA Welcomes Joint Scrutiny Committee Report

The UK interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association welcomes the publication of the report by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Gambling Bill and its critical support of the Government’s aim to offer a UK licence to remote gambling operators.

UK Racecourses, Attheraces Accused of Breaking Law

International News Brief: The UK Office of Fair Trading says racecourses have broken competition law by collectively selling television rights to the doomed Attheraces channel.

UK Government Urged to Rethink Deregulation

International News Brief: A cross-party committee of MPs is urging the government to water down its proposed dramatic loosening of controls on gambling.

UK Bookies Expect Record Grand National Betting

International News Brief: Bookmakers believe record sums will be bet on Saturday's Martell Cognac Grand National despite race-fixing allegations which have rocked the sport.

UK Report Supports Tighter Industry Controls

News Brief: Plans to establish a powerful gambling regulator will receive a boost today when a government report is published showing growing public support for tighter industry controls.

Sportingbet Forecasts Jump

International News Brief: Sportingbet forecasts a 90 percent jump in quarterly profit, exceeding its own expectations for the past three months.

Odds Cut on Blair Quitting

International News Brief: Bookmakers cut the odds on Tony Blair quitting before the next general election following the resignation of immigration minister Beverley Hughes.

British Police, Online Bookies Team Up

International News Brief: British police are working with online bookmakers to head off blackmailers threatening denial of service attacks.

Kerzner Approved by UK Gaming Board

Kerzner International has been granted a Certificate of Consent from the Gaming Board for Great Britain.

US Group Expected to Make Wembley Bid

International News Brief: U.S. consortium BLB Investors is poised to make a possible offer of over 800 pence a share bid for British gaming firm Wembley.

UK's Largest Casino Planned

International News Brief: The Trocadero in London's Piccadilly Circus is being earmarked as the home for the UK's largest casino.

Nigerian Con Targets Netherlands

International News Brief: A suspected Nigerian swindling gang is active in the Netherlands again with a new fake lottery trick.

UK Casinos Need a Bit of Culture

International News Brief: U.K. gambling operators will have to build opera houses, theatres and other cultural amenities if they want to open massive resort casinos.

UK Casino Gets Go-Ahead

International News Brief: A £30 million cinema, restaurant and casino complex creating 400 jobs in Swansea's city centre has got the go-ahead.

Ritz Target of £1.3 Million Scam

International News Brief: A hi-tech gang may have taken one of Britain's most exclusive casinos for £1.3million in an amazing sting.

Sportingbet Halts Betting Exchange Plans

International News Brief: Sportingbet has halted plans to launch an online betting exchange after an announcement on a clampdown of the controversial websites.

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