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Everest Poker sponsors French poker show

Everest Poker has taken France by storm by signing a sponsorship deal with a new poker TV show Direct Poker.

Compulsive gamblers should be treated on NHS, say doctors

International News Brief: Compulsive gambling should be recognised as an addiction that requires treatment on the NHS, doctors leaders in England said yesterday.

Card club manager convicted

International News Brief: The manager of a 23,000-member private card club in London was convicted today of violating Britain's gambling laws after a jury decided poker is a game of chance, not pure skill.

Casino cheat sentenced

International News Brief: A big-time gambling cheat who used hidden cameras to run a ‘sophisticated’ casino sting has been sentenced to prison.

UK casino report leaked

International News Brief: Government plans for Las Vegas-style super-casinos could cause an increase in crime and anti-social behaviour, according to a leaked police report.

Ukraine tackles gambling issues

International New Brief: The Ukrainian Finance Ministry has decided to seriously tackle and regulate the situation on the lottery and gambling market.

Zero36 files for patent

Zero36 has filed a patent for its location-based filtering system technology which enables legally accessing mobile casino games in locations where gambling is legal.

Smoking bans in UK bingo halls

July 1 will see a smoking ban imposed on all public places in England and Wales and will make lighting up in bingo halls up and down the country illegal.

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.

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