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Gambling zone planned for southern Russia

International News Brief: Russia’s Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov inked a ruling to set up a gambling zone, Azov-City, in the Scherbinovsky district of Krasnodar area and the Azov district of Rostov region, the RF government’s press service reported.

Hundreds of Russian slot halls closed

International News Brief: More than 300 slot machine halls have stopped operating in St. Petersburg, Russia, since Jan. 1, according to local officials.

GTECH renews Finnish contract

GTECH Global Services Corporation has signed a four-year contract extension to continue providing software licensing and additional software products and services to Veikkaus Oy, the operator of the Finnish National Lottery.

The return of British racing

International News Brief: The £40 million Great Leighs Racecourse in England heralds what promoters are calling a renaissance in British racecourses.

Casino businessman backs UK party

International News Brief: A Finnish billionaire who inherited a fortune from the arms trade and has extensive gambling interests in Las Vegas has emerged as one of UK Conservative Party’s major financial backers.

Online casinos flock to Alderney tax haven

International news brief: Alderney is experiencing a flood of applications from online gambling companies eager to set up in the Channel Islands tax haven following changes to the UK’s legislation on internet poker and casinos.

Tote's online casino finds tax haven

International news brief: Totesport Casino, an internet arm of government-owned bookmaker the Tote, is switching its operations to the offshore tax haven of Alderney.

Germany to ban online gambling beginning Jan. 1

International news brief: States ratify an accord that preserves the country’s state monopoly for lotteries and most forms of Web-based gambling.

Viva El Vegas in Spain

International News Brief: A huge gambling city which will rival Las Vegas is to be built in the Spanish desert.

WAP affiliate program targets French market

Income Access and Gold Mobile Casino have announced that their WAP affiliate program will be targeting the French market with a new site.

Spain gets Vegas style casino

International News Brief: Europe is set to get its own version of Las Vegas in a desert region of eastern Spain where developers plan to build 32 hotel-casinos, two theme parks, a racecourse and stadium over the next decade.

Nuts Poker League joins network

The Nuts Poker League has launched its very own online poker room with the assistance of leading managed service provider Inside Gaming.

Bingobase.com, Daily Star Online team up

BingoBase.com and The Daily Star Online have teamed up to offer The Daily Star Bingo Comparison Section.

Nordictra, HiQ team up

Nordictra, which develops Internet-based financial products, has engaged HiQ as a partner to design a new platform for online gaming based on quoted stock prices.

Poker Pro Europe expands

Poker Pro Europe magazine is expanding its presence in the UK in a big way.

Online Poker Pro Scandinavia on top

Online Poker Pro Scandinavia, a new magazine devoted exclusively to Internet poker, is now the largest poker publication in Scandinavia.

EU's Mandelson: US needs to change gambling laws

International News Brief: European trade chief says US should let foreign companies into its online gaming market, instead of trying to compensate for shutting them out.

Norway proposes gambling law amendments

International News Brief: Norway's government proposes amendment to gambling laws to make it illegal for Norwegian financial institutions to process payments for online gaming websites.

Gala exec expects casino plan soon

International News Brief: GalaCoral's Chief Executive Neil Goulden said on Tuesday he expects Britain's government to bring plans to build 16 new large casinos back before parliament by the end of the month.

Begawin targets Spain

International News Brief: Begawin Malta Ltd has announced the launch of Begawin.com, a new online casino and sportsbook aimed at the Spanish market.

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