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UK study put on backburner

International News Brief: A study for the UK Government into highstakes gambling machines is being put on the back burner to avoid frightening off potential bidders.

Harrah's Entertainment exits Slovenia plan

For the second time in about 30 days, Harrah's Entertainment has decided to pull out of an international project.

Dutch parliament votes against online gambling bill

International News Brief: A Dutch bill that would have allowed monopoly casino operator Holland Casino to open a gambling Web site on a trial basis has been narrowly defeated.

PM Brown hit by casino losses

International News Brief: Gordon Brown could be on a collision course with the gaming industry on which he has staked regeneration hopes – after £1.8m losses by a flagship Yorkshire casino underlined a growing crisis.

Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott keynote at poker conference

Poker legend and wit Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott has been invited to give the keynote speech at the Poker Conference and Expo and Casino Affiliate Program Spring Break conference.

British poker pro prevails at Paddy Power Irish Open

Neil Channing takes out home-crowd favorite Donal Norton heads–up and goes home to London with a €801,400 check after winning the €3 Million paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open in Dublin on Monday.

The world's Top-10 bingo parlors by seat

B-I-N-G-O! It may be a game that you learned as a kid, but in the industry of land-based gaming bingo spells big business. We dipped into the Casino City data to find out where you can find the biggest bingo parlors in the world and the list begins deep in the woods of Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Sweden halts gambling advertising prosecutions

The Scandinavian nation’s Prosecution Authority announced on Thursday that it will not prosecute two prominent newspapers that accepted advertising from online gambling providers. The decision comes following an appeal by the newspapers -- Aftonbladet and Expressen -- after they had been found guilty of violating Sweden’s lottery laws.

Adelson wins $8 million libel judgment

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson won an $8 million libel judgment against a British newspaper over a 2005 article on the company's attempts to put a casino in Manchester, England.

Italy: 42 billion spent In 2007

International News Brief: Recent figures show Italy's gambling sector continues to grow.

Scientific Game signs new international contracts

Scientific Games has signed four new contracts with customers in Germany and Finland for the provision of pari-mutuel wagering systems, terminal and services.

German court dismisses motion from Bwin

In a decision served on 14 March 2008, the German Federal Court of Justice rejected the motion filed by bwin International Ltd. to suspend enforcement proceedings regarding a case against Westlotto.

UK bingo industry criticizes government

International News Brief: The UK Treasury was today accused of delivering a 'slap in the face' to the bingo industry after it ignored calls to remove the double taxation burden on clubs.

European Union trade commissioner pot shot at gaming prohibitionists

International News Brief: EU trade commissioner calls for US prosecutors to stop targeting online gambling companies with links to Europe.

CAP Spring Break goes to Cyprus

After 5 successful years, CAP Spring Break, the biggest four-day affiliate party in the industry is on tour and crossing the Atlantic to the luxurious island of Cyprus.

UK gambling firms brace for budget

International News Brief: Having seen the UK's casinos battered by last year's budget analysts expect an easier ride for gambling firm's this time around.

Union: Russian laws should be relaxed

International News Brief: A Russian law forcing gambling out of Moscow and St. Petersburg from July next year will deter investment in the industry and should be relaxed, the country’s Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Union said Friday.

Countdown to PartyPoker European Challenge

The countdown is on to the PartyPoker European Challenge II, which starts Tuesday 11th and concludes on Friday 14th March at the Concord Card Casino in Vienna during the heart of the Spring Poker Festival.

Wolverhampton Racecourse plans in jeopardy

International News Brief: A multi-million pound development at Wolverhampton Racecourse will be abandoned if the venue is not chosen for the city’s small casino.

Rank chief pessimistic about UK casino plans

International News Brief: Ian Burke, CEO of Rank said he expects few of Britain's 16 planned new casinos to be built, as he flagged a tough year ahead.

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