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Casino Makes Pledge to U.K. Town

International News Brief: Bosses behind a plan for Suffolk's first casino have reassured residents of a historic market town that they will not become neighbours to a Las Vegas-style facility.

Police on Trail of Casino Bomber

International News Brief: Prague police have found a wig, pistol and hand grenade they believe were dumped by a suspect fleeing a casino bombing that hurt 18 bystanders in the city last week.

Britons Among 18 Injured by Prague Blast

International News Brief: The Czech authorities are working on the theory that a bomb in the heart of Prague which injured 18 people yesterday was intended as an attack on an Israeli-owned casino.

Report on EU Impact on Gambling Monopolies Released

Research and Markets reports the addition of The European Union and its Impact on State-Licensed Gambling Monopolies to their offering.

Group: Online Site Need Age-Verification

International News Brief: Internet gambling websites should introduce age-verification checks to prevent children from betting online, a children's charity urged today.

Granny Accused of Robbing to Feed Gambling Habit

International News Brief: Italian police have arrested an 80-year-old great-grandmother suspected of drugging and robbing easily fooled victims for years to feed her gambling habit.

UK Casino Plans Limited

International News Brief: Plans for Las Vegas-style casinos all over Britain were reined in yesterday by MPs and Lords who are worried by the possibility of too many such resorts being built in the United Kingdom.

Bookies Extortion Gang Caught

International News Brief: Members of a Russian criminal gang which tried to blackmail British bookmakers by disabling their websites have been arrested.

Paris World Poker Tour Event Sold Out

Lakes Entertainment reports that the Aviation Club de France, the leading Parisian poker salon, has 205 players registered for its sold out World Poker Tour tournament.

Paris Casino Robbed

International News Brief: Two masked gunmen burst into the Aviation-Club de France casino on the Champs Elysees on Tuesday, ordered staff and players to lie on the floor and raided the tills.

More Support Planned for Expanding Business

Top online gambling turnkey provider Microgaming has announced that it will soon move into new and larger business premises on the Isle of Man as a result of strategic restructuring to better support an expanding business.

Bookies Thrilled with Hamilton's Open Win

International News Brief: Little-known American Todd Hamilton won the Open at Royal Troon. Hamilton was a 200/1 outsider to take the title and Ladbrokes and William Hill said they had only taken a total of six bets on him.

British Punters Gamble Away £29.6 Billion

International News Brief: Britian’s obsession with betting has spiralled by huge sums, figures reveal. In only three years, the money staked by punters has shot up from £7.3 billion annually to £29.6 billion.

U.K. Casino Deal Announced

Kerzner International Ltd., owner of the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, plans to help build three casino resorts in the United Kingdom, including one in London's Millennium Dome with Anschutz Entertainment Group, for $1 billion.

Internet Gaming Firm Seeks £55m in Aim Float

International News Brief: BETonSPORTS, an online gambling company, is raising £54.6m through a placing on the Aim market, the company will announce today.

Kerzner Poised to Develop U.K. Resort Casinos

Kerzner International Limited has been appointed the preferred developer with respect to the development and management of gaming, hotel and entertainment facilities in two key markets in the United Kingdom.

Westpac Vows to Fight Aspinalls Lawsuit

International News Brief: Westpac has vowed to defend a case brought against it by a Aspinalls Casino suing for millions of dollars linked to a convicted fraudster.

Punters Can Bet on Ladbrokes Master

nternational News Brief: Fixed odds punters have a rare chance to stake some cash on poker this week after markets opened on the final of the Ladbrokes Poker Million II - The Masters.

Hungarian Online Casino Winners Face Obstacles

International News Brief: Hungarians using the services of online gambling operations may find themselves in trouble when it comes to claiming their prizes, because such services are considered to be illegal under Hungary’s Gambling Act.

Manchester Casino Plans Unveiled

International News Brief: A plan has been unveiled for a £260 million Las Vegas-style casino and leisure complex in Manchester that would provide up to 1,500 jobs.

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