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UK gambling sector averts levy threat

International news brief: The gambling industry has staved off the government’s threat of a statutory levy by agreeing to provide £15m over the next three years to tackle addiction.

Poker ads banned for linking gambling to sexual success

International news brief: Watchdog the ASA censures Swank Poker campaign running in adult magazine for promising 'hot action' to online gamblers.

England: 98% of bookies allow under-age to bet

International news brief: Industry vows to take action after shocking result of gambling watchdog's undercover inquiry.

Ukrainians protest against ban on gambling

International news brief: Thousands of employees of gaming halls and casinos demonstrate in Ukraine's capital.

MSP blasts 'a tax hike too far' for bingo halls

International news brief: Scottish MP claims local bingo halls may be at risk because of a tax rise.

Ukraine faces gambling ban

International news brief: The country of Ukraine is facing a gambling ban that is supported by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Swedish player Sven Ragnar Astrom wins WPT Venice

397 poker players competed for more than $2 million in prize money at the first-ever World Poker Tour tournament in Italy

Malta: Casino workers in limbo

International news brief: Casino spokesperson expressed his disappointment with government for having 'prejudiced' the sector by failing to regulate gambling outlets.

Flu keeps Spanish woman from learning of lottery jackpot

International news brief: 25-year-old Spanish woman only learned of her good luck days later after spending the weekend bed-ridden with the flu.

Italy Jan-Apr overall gambling up 10 pct

International news brief: Gambling wagers in Italy rose 10 percent in the first four months of the year.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev puts foot down on gambling

International news brief: President Dmitry Medvedev said he would tolerate no delays in moving all gambling to special regional zones within two months.

UK Regulators warn on pub betting

International news brief: 65-year-old man cautioned by British police after becoming the first man to face a criminal action under the Gambling Act for illegal betting on licensed premises in the UK.

Amsterdam Part 2: AAC- quality and quantity but we miss the Krasnapolsky!!

Here we go again...another conference, another city, another trip to the airport with eight 50 pound boxes and a booth, another weekend of parties and another industry gossip filled article. What is not to love?

Spain plans to build casino city

International news brief: The parliament in the Spanish region of Aragon is due to approve a law that would allow the biggest entertainment and leisure complex in Europe to go ahead.

FA to investigate suspicious betting patterns in Blue Square Premier match

International news brief: The Football Association is to investigate suspicious betting patterns at a lower league match after large amounts of money were staked on an outcome at odds of 22-1.

Slot machine rule change attacked

International news brief: British parliament to allow gambling operators to raise the minimum stakes for slot machines.

Gambling companies hit out at "vindictive" tax rises in Budget 2009

International news brief: British Government raising gross profits tax on bingo from 15pc to 22pc to raise an extra £35m.

Denmark to break up state gaming monopoly

International news brief: Gambling is expected to enter a new era shortly in Denmark as deregulation opens up the gambling market to international companies.

Malta's gaming free-for-all blessed by government

International news brief: Dozens of gaming halls have mushroomed around Malta since 2007.

WSOP Europe releases tournament schedule

The 2009 World Series of Poker Europe Presented by Betfair (the WSOPE) will feature four bracelet tournaments.

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