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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.

Gambling Boom in Britain

International News Brief: Over the past three years, there has been a fivefold increase in betting, with turnover rising from £7.6 billion in 2001 to a record £39.4 billion in the 12 months to September.

UK Lottery Offers Mobile Option

International News Brief: National Lottery players are being given the option of taking a punt using their mobile phones.

Two Manchester Casinos Robbed

International News Brief: Armed gangs have targeted two Greater Manchester casinos in 48 hours.

Armed Gangs Raid UK Casinos

International News Brief: Armed gangs have targeted two Greater Manchester casinos in 48 hours.

Britain's Betting Fever Pale Compared to Hong Kong's

International News Brief: Betting in Britain has experienced a great increase. However, Britain’s punters are nothing compared to Hong Kong’s.

Scientific Games to Acquire German Instant Lottery Ticket Company

Scientific Games Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Printpool Honsel GmbH, a German company which is the supplier of instant tickets to all of the 16 lotteries which operate in Germany.

U.K. Experts Wary of Casino Boom Prediction

Only a fraction of the 40 or so casino projects proposed so far by U.S. operators and others in the United Kingdom will likely get built if the gambling laws are rewritten as planned to allow more casinos.

Tax Changes, Internet Boost Betting Figures

International News Brief: The abolition of tax on betting and the internet boom has boosted the amount of money gambled in the United Kingdom.

Britain Leads the World in Gambling Bonanza

International News Brief: The astonishing growth in gambling around the world, including a forecast fivefold increase in UK betting turnover in the three years since 2001, is revealed in an authoritative report published today.

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