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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.

New U.K. Gaming Deal Set

GM Mirage has formed a joint venture with a prominent U.K. soccer team to potentially build a casino and entertainment complex adjacent to a soccer stadium in an up-and-coming region of northeast England.

UK Releases Gambling Bill Details

International News Brief: Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Tessa Jowell has released details of a draft gambling bill which aims to deregulate the £40 billion industry.

IGT Prepares to Enter U.K. Gambling Market

ith the potential deregulation of gambling laws in the United Kingdom more than two years away, International Game Technology is gearing up for one of its biggest international growth opportunities in years.

Ukbetting Moving into Broadband Market

International News Brief: Ukbetting hopes that online betting, games and gambling-related content will prove a draw for high-speed Internet services.

MGM Mirage Expansion into Britain Proceeding

MGM Mirage executives today said the Las Vegas company expects to own or operate several large casinos in the United Kingdom should that government proceed with anticipated gambling industry deregulation and create favorable investment conditions.

Moscow May Get New Casino

International News Brief: Sindica, a holding company, has bought the Moskvichka shopping center, one of Moscow's oldest and most famous retail complexes. Experts say it may be converted into a casino, as the Novy Arbat area is acquiring a reputation as an entertainment district.

Hungarian Lottery in Spotlight

International News Brief: Offering Europe’s largest jackpot for several weeks, Hungary’s lottery outlets are now at the center of attention for both Hungarians and their government.

Mobile Gambling Hits UK

International News Brief: The Mobile Lottery is pitching itself as a direct rival to the National Lottery.

MGM Mirage in Deal for UK Casino

MGM Mirage has entered into a joint venture with a special events company in the United Kingdom to potentially build a casino and entertainment complex in the heart of London.

Swiss Casino Under Investigation

International News Brief: The Swiss authorities have opened a preliminary enquiry into alleged illegal activities in a casino in Lugano.

Stanley Leisure Invests in Romanian Business

International News Brief: Gaming group Stanley Leisure has formed a joint venture to develop a betting business in Romania.

Isle of Capri Casinos Receives Approval UK Gaming Board

Isle of Capri Casinos reports that the Gaming Board for Great Britain has approved the acquisition of a majority interest in Blue Chip Casinos Plc. Isle of Capri is the first American casino operator to receive Gaming Board approval.

Cyprus Expels Israelis Headed for Casino

International News Brief: Israeli tourists were kicked out of Cyprus early for heading to casinos in northern Cyprus, a violation the terms of their permits, police said.

Tennis Ace Surprised at Gambling Rumors

International News Brief: Denmark's leading pro tennis name, Kenneth Carlsen, has found suggestions of widespread gambling activity in the sport hard to believe

Switzerland Taxes Casinos on Sliding Scale

International News Brief: The government is to tax Switzerland’s casinos on a sliding scale, with smaller gambling establishments paying less.

Harrah's Expands U.K. Growth Plan

arrah's Entertainment Inc. says it wants to build two or three destination casino resorts in the United Kingdom in addition to several smaller regional casinos it had previously committed to build.

Column: Norm! Venetian Owner Pursuing Casino Plans in Britain, Reports Say

Sheldon Adelson, owner of The Venetian, is pursuing plans with soccer team owners for casinos in Britain, according to published reports in London and Glasgow

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