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Odds on Ozzy Having Number One Hit Cut

International News Brief: The odds on Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne having the Christmas number one have been cut from 50-1 to 16-1 by William Hill.

UK MPs Considered by Casino Plans

International News Brief: Plans to build Las Vegas-style casinos in Blackpool are due to be considered by a committee of MPs and lords.

Float for Phone Gambling Firm

International News Brief: An U.K. phone gambling firm is close to appointing advisers for a flotation next year.

Tennis Association Tries to Prevent Future Match-Fixing

International News Brief: Association of Tennis Professionals are planning to draw up plans to prevent insider dealing in information, following a scandal over alleged match-fixing and betting which hit the sport six weeks ago.

Bookies Name Ireland, China Miss World Favorites

International News Brief: Miss Ireland, Rosanna Davidson, is leading the pack of 106 Miss World contestants vying for the coveted title in China's southern Hainan province, bookmakers said Tuesday.

Mobile Betting Expected to Rise

International News Brief: The use of mobile phones to enter lotteries and competitions will generate $74.3 million in revenues in Europe this year, rising to an astounding $788 million by 2006, according to the latest report by Juniper Research.

Punter Credits Luck to Homeless Donation

International News Brief: A man who has won £600,000 through an online casino says his good luck is down to a £1 donation he gave to a homeless man.

The Gaming Channel Launches SportsGaming Channel

International News Brief: Avago operator The Gaming Channel has launched its second interactive TV gaming venture, focusing on grassroots sports punters with iSportsTV.

Motorist Costs Paddy Power €10,000

International News Brief: A mystery motorist could cost a leading bookie, Paddy Power, €10,000.

Yoomedia, Sportingbet Group Team Up

International News Brief: Yoomedia has partnered with Sportingbet Group to bring fixed odds games betting to iTV, in a three-year deal that it is hailing as a first for the iTV market.

British Plans to Tackle "Pyramid Cons"

International News Brief: The British government plans to make so-called ‘chain gifting’ schemes, which act like chain letters, illegal.

Gaming Corp Raises Money for Acquisition

International News Brief: Gaming Corp raised £520,000 through a share placement today and plans to use the money together with funds raised earlier in the year to make an acquisition.

ID Cards and Gambling in Queen's Speech

International News Brief: ID cards and gambling are the two topics of interest to come from today's Queen’s speech.

Experts: Online Gambling Still Risky Business

International News Brief: Consult Hyperion have revealed the growing problem of payment fraud within the online gambling industry.

Hungarian Lottery Firm May be Sold

International News Brief: Hungary may sell a minority stake in state-owned lottery operator Szerencsejáték Rt to the public next year.

French Wagering Company Taking Internet Wagers

International News Brief: PMU.fr, a French Web site dedicated to French racing, has begun accepting wagers via the Internet and could generate an annual handle of $51.2-million.

Imperial Casino Adds to Dealertainers Line-up

Since their introduction on Memorial Day weekend, the Dealertainers were an instant hit and have packed the aisles of Imperial casino nightly. The casino has added more celebrity impersonators to their line-up.

Britain's Seaside Towns Prepare for Casinos

International News Brief: Britain's seaside towns are preparing for an invasion of Las Vegas-style casinos with all the glitz and glamour of the Nevada gaming Mecca.

William Hill Revises Customer Profiling System

International News Brief: William Hill is creating new customer profiles through its online portal to better understand its audience and drive loyalty.

British Betting Shop Shares Up

International News Brief: Shares in Britain's betting shop chains rallied this afternoon after they reached an agreement with casino operators and the British government allowing them to keep so-called fixed-odds betting machines in their shops.

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