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UK gambling rules relaxed to boost industry and edconomy

International news brief: England has just relaxed the gambling laws of the country in order to generate more funds for the government and to boost the local gaming industry.

Gambling firms to be forced to pay levy to fund treatment

International news brief: Gambling operators will be forced to pay a levy to fund the treatment of problem gambling under government proposals due to be published tomorrow.

Online gambling could be legalized in Czech Republic

News brief: A radio report in the European country says that one of the five firms thought to be in contention for a gaming license is Fortuna Group.

ESPN to broadcast WSOP Europe

ESPN Will broadcast eight hours of original content of the WSOP Europe Main Event beginning on Feb. 1.

Plan to turn Hippodrome into giant casino is a show stopper

International news brief: London Hippodrome at a crossroads, with £8m casino conversion plan looming.

England: Crunch leaves government casino plans in tatters

International news brief: Britain's leading gaming companies have scaled back plans to bid for the 16 new casino licences.

Six Brits arrested and fined for playing bingo at Turkish holiday resort

International news brief: Six British holidaymakers have been arrested for playing bingo in Turkey.

Norway passes its own version of the UIGEA

Report: The Norwegian parliament passed a proposal this week that mimics the United States' Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and bans financial transactions between the Norwegians and online gambling operators.

Bookmakers under pressure to share their revenue from football with the sport

International news brief: Governing bodies in Europe are pressing for legislation that would allow sports leagues to sell gambling "rights" to bookmakers.

England: White Christmas betting goes into 'overdrive' as temperatures plummet

International news brief: The increasing prospect of a white Christmas forced bookmakers to slash their odds today after interest in the customary festive bet went into 'overdrive'.

UK, Malta dig in heels over EU gaming initiative

International news brief: Britain and Malta have teamed up to head off moves by EU president France to forge a bloc-wide policy for regulating the multi-billion euro gambling industry.

Over 1,000 casinos shut in Moscow under new law

International news brief: More than 1,000 casinos have been closed down in Moscow in the past 18 months under a law passed last year to move gambling from large cities to far-flung regions.

Isle of Man: Gambling Bill plans are unveiled

International news brief: The Treasury has outlined proposals for the Gambling Supervision Bill 2008.

NHS gambling rehab opens in Soho

International news brief: The first NHS clinic to treat gamblers through therapy and financial advice has been opened in Soho in the West End of London.

Online gambling to remain tax-free in Ireland

News brief: The Irish government says it needs more time to study the online gaming industry and has no immediate plans to tax it.

Job fears as Huddersfield's new casino closes doors

International news brief: The town's newest casino, Casino Red on Northumberland Street, has closed its doors.

European Poker Tour to return to Deauville

After a two-year hiatus, the PokerStars sponsored tour will return to the French town in January.

João Barbosa wins PokerStars EPT Polish Open

Barbosa celebrates his 26th birthday by becoming the first Portguese player to win an EPT title.

WSOP champ Eastgate can't escape the taxman

International news brief: The Danish champ is subject to some of the strictest tax laws in the world and will lose a significant portion of his $9.1 million first prize.

Isle of Man and NYX Interactive reach agreement

NYX Interactive has been given a gaming sub-license which will enable the gaming supplier to streamline operation set-ups.

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