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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.

British Punters Bet £8 Million on US Elections

International News Brief: British punters have bet £8 million on the outcome of the US presidential election, an absolute record surpassing all predictions, bookmakers said on Tuesday.

GTECH Selected for Finland Contract

GTECH has been selected as the preferred bidder to begin negotiations for new interactive lottery software, a new integrated online and instant lottery system, and terminals in Finland.

Casino Concessions Fail to Sway Labour Rebels

International News Brief: Tony Blair saw his parliamentary majority cut by more than half last night when 29 Labour MPs rebelled against the gambling bill in protest at plans to set up super-casinos throughout Britain.

Hilton May Open £200 Million Casino

International News Brief: Hilton may open a £200 million casino in the north west of England, the group has confirmed.

Game Show Winner Plans Poker Gamble

nternational News Brief: A man who scooped £125,000 on the TV game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? plans to stake part of his winnings on a game of poker.

InterPoker Players Choose Kerry

The Poker Poll tournament asked players to register their decision by entering either in the President Bush or Senator Kerry online poker tournament.

Online Casino Fights High-Tech Thugs

News Brief: The owner of is determined to fight what's fast becoming the scourge of Internet-based businesses: high-tech protection rackets in which gangs of computer hackers choke off traffic to Web sites whose operators refuse their demands.

UK Police Attack Proposed Gambling Bill

International News Brief: The UK culture secretary has come under fire from Britain’s most senior police officers over moves to grant American casinos an exemption from Europe’s strict money laundering rules.

Jowell May Change UK Gambling Bill

International News Brief: Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has signalled a possible retreat over the controversial Gambling Bill on the eve of a crucial vote in Parliament.

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