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UK casino plans rejected

International News Brief: Blackpool could yet get a super-casino after peers inflicted a shock defeat on the Government by narrowly rejecting controversial plans for a super-casino in Manchester and 16 other large and small casinos across the country.

Poker stars confirmed for Irish Poker Open

ome of poker's most influential and well known stars from the US and across Europe have confirmed their participation in the 26th Irish Poker Open being held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin over Easter weekend 2007.

Jowell won't drop ultimatum

International News Brief: Tessa Jowell has refused to drop an all-or-nothing ultimatum to MPs and peers over her plans for 17 new casinos.

Tory leader ordered MPs to oppose super casino choice

International News Brief: Tory leader David Cameron has ordered Conservative MPs to oppose plans to build Britain's first supercasino in Manchester, it has emerged.

CelebPoker offers Irish Open prize

$6,500 prize package including $1,800 travel and accommodation money for the Irish Open tournament, on the tables of CelebPoker.

UK online gaming tax set

International News Brief: The UK Remote Gaming Duty was set at 15 per cent, in line with that for bookmakers and bingo halls.

CAP Awards 2007 nominations announced

iGaming Business and CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com are adding to the event in 2008 a unique awards ceremony where affiliates, operators and suppliers in the iGaming industry will be recognised for their achievements and successes by importantly their affiliates and peers.

Rank slams UK budget

nternational News Brief: Rank Group PLC said the gaming duty changes announced in Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown's Budget today will hit profits at its casinos, raising casino gaming duty for the group by 8 mln stg per annum.

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.

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