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EU Commission acts to remove sports betting obstacles in Denmark, Finland and Hungary

The European Commission has requested that Denmark, Finland and Hungary change their laws to allow open competition in the sports betting market.

EU pushes for open betting market

International News Brief: The European Commission will step up legal action against four countries in a bid to open the betting market across the 27-nation European Union.

Super casino criteria criticized

nternational News Brief: The selection criteria used to pick the sites for 17 new casinos has been criticised by a Lords committee.

UK online gaming tax expected

nternational News Brief: Gordon Brown is expected to use his last Budget speech on Wednesday to introduce a new UK gaming tax for online casinos and poker companies.

Casino at the Empire set to open

News Brief: The largest casino in London is to open in Leicester Square's historic Empire cinema building in May.

Titan Poker now available in Danish, Finnish

Titan Poker, one of the fastest growing online poker rooms, has launched its popular poker software in Danish and Finnish.

EFTA slot decision released

The EFTA Court has released its decision on whether Norway's national legislation intended to introduce a monopoly for slot machines was in conformity with EFTA's internal market regulations.

UK official defends super casino pick

International News Brief: UK sports minister Richard Caborn has defended the decision to grant a super casino licence to Manchester.

CAP head quizzed about super casino pick

International News Brief: Professor Stephen Crow, the chairman of the independent Casino Advisory Panel was this week given a rough ride by a House of Lords committee.

UK gambling ads to hit airwaves

International News Brief: Ads for online and traditional gambling will hit the UK's airwaves from September, the government has confirmed.

Expert to explain super-casino choice

International News Brief: Prof .Stephen Crow, chairman of the Casino Advisory Panel, has been invited to explain the recommendation of Manchester as the preferred site for the UK's first Las Vegas-style gambling mecca.

United Kingdom Casino goes online

United Kingdom Casino has joined forces with Vegas Partner Lounge, Casinos Online Vegas Partner Lounge and software development gurus Microgaming.

IGCE scheduled for Dublin

The International Gaming Conference & Expo has now scheduled its first gathering for 2007 in Dublin, Ireland once again.

EU court rules against Italy in Internet gambling case

The European Court of Justice ruled today that Italy could not bar gambling companies from other European Union nations from doing business with Italian citizens.

Courts rule against Italian legislation

A court has ruled that Italian legislation prohibiting the cross-border provision of betting under threat of imprisonment is in infringement of the freedom of establishment and services under the Treaty on European Union.

UK government accepts casino panel recommendation

The UK government is to accept all the recommendations of the independent Casino Advisory Panel on the location of 17 new casinos - including the one regional casino in Manchester - Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell confirmed today.

Gambler told to honor debt

nternational News Brief: A gambler who refused to honour a £2 million casino debt has been told to pay up by a judge.

UK government back super casino decision

nternational News Brief: The government is backing the decision for Manchester to have the super-casino licence despite a Parliamentary motion calling for the move to be rethought.

Former online exec summoned by French officials

nternational News Brief: John Anderson, the former chief executive of 888 Holdings, has been summoned for interview by the French authorities, the British online gamer said today, as question marks resurfaced about the legality of internet betting in the country.

Ladbrokes opens more shops in Ireland

International News Brief: Betting chain Ladbrokes plans to open up to 45 bookmaking shops in Ireland over the next two years, according to Joe Lewins, managing director of the company’s Irish operation.

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