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France's gambling numbers up

International News Brief: France’s gambling industry reports profits in the 2005-2006 season totalled 2.7 billion euros after payouts to gamblers.

HSBC to charge more for gambling transactions

International News Brief: HSBC has become the latest bank to charge more for gambling transactions processed on its credit cards.

Investigation on Buffon comes to close

International News Brief: Italy's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been cleared by the Italian soccer federation of apparent illegal betting.

German online gambling case dismissed

nternational News Brief: Germany's highest court dismissed a complaint by Internet sports betting company Sportwetten Gera GmbH against a ban imposed by the state of Saxony-Anhalt two years ago.

Germany delays online gambling decision

International News Brief: German states have postponed a decision on whether or not to ban online gambling.

Russia adopts gaming laws

International News Brief: The State Duma has adopted a law that will put into effect the instruction of the President on the creation of four special zones, where casinos, slot-machine and video-game halls will be concentrated in Russia.

Europe moves to liberalize gambling

International News Brief: Italy is expected to award new gaming licenses and Spainis expected to follow in a European trend to liberalize the gambling sector.

Russian committee proposes gambling zones

International News Brief: The committee on economic policy under the State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament recommend the house to approve the second reading of the amendments to the gambling bill, specifying the locations of gambling zones.

CAP Euro relocates

CAP Euro has relocated to the London Olympia Conference Centre.

German states set to ban Internet gambling

International News Brief: Germany's federal states plan to ban Internet gambling, according to draft documents to be discussed by the country's state premiers on Wednesday, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Isle of Man super-casino proposed

International News Brief: The Isle of Man should cash in its chips – and gamble on becoming a giant Island Vegas, according to Glasgow-based professional artist Amanda Currie.

UK law my hurt sponsorship deal

International News Brief: Premier League clubs may lose lucrative shirt sponsorship with gambling companies under a government investigation into the legality of the partnerships.

Premiere folds gambling channel

International News Brief: Paybox Premiere is pulling the plug on its much ballyhooed gambling channel Premiere Win due to the legal uncertainty of gambling offerings in Germany.

Anchutz's bid leads super-casino race

ews Brief: Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz's $1.1 billion The 02 project in London apparently remains the front-runner to get a license for a super-casino from the British government, according to British press reports.

Las Vegas Sands signs UK online deal

Las Vegas Sands reports that an agreement has been reached between one of its affiliates and Cantor Gaming to launch an online casino and poker site initially aimed at serving the United Kingdom market.

UK eases poker rules

International News Brief: The government is paving the way for a gambling bonanza in Britain’s pubs by easing restrictions on playing card games including poker for money in bars.

Supercasino dispute heats up

International News Brief: Lord Falconer was yesterday dragged into a dispute over plans for a supercasino at the Millennium Dome when it emerged he had met representatives of the American billionaire behind the venture 13 times.

UK casino applicants clear first hurdle

International News Brief: About half of the casino owners who rushed in applications for additional venues ahead of new regulation in April 2006 have already cleared the first hurdle, the UK Gambling Commission said on Thursday.

Study: The Spanish Gambling Market - Key region for future growth

The gambling industry is on the search for new growth regions; Spain is expected to be a key future market.

UK fee proposals slammed

International News Brief: U.K. government proposals for gambling fees for premises and permits have been slammed by trade officials.

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