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GTECH, Iceland lottery signs deal

GTECH Corporation will provide Icelandic Gaming with an additional 300 WinWave machines to be installed at retail locations throughout Iceland.

Britain online gambler numbers up

International News Brief: Britain is leading Europe in its appetite for online betting with the number of gamblers doubling in the past five years.

UK sympathetic with Antigua

International News Brief: Britain is sympathetic to Antigua's complaint to the World Trade Organisation over the United States' decision to effectively ban online gaming, according to UK sports minister Richard Caborn.

Poker Eon launches Swedish site

Dynamic poker site Poker Eon is now fully available in Swedish, the native tongue of one of the most avid and successful group of players online.

Jowell compares US ban to prohibition

International News Brief: Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, attacked the US government yesterday over its crackdown on online gambling and warned that the policy could become a modern-day version of prohibition.

Leeds casino celebrates Vegas style

International News Brief: Leeds casino Napoleons will pay tribute to the US gambling capital of Las Vegas during a week of celebrations to mark its 20th birthday.

Danoptra, Aristocrat join forces

Danoptra Holdings Limited and Aristocrat Leisure Limited report their intention to work together on a joint development for a new gaming product targeted at the UK Betting Industry.

Russia rejects casino regulation

International News Brief :Russia’s State Duma has voted down a bill on state regulation of the gambling and betting industry.

UK MP pushes for more casinos

International News Brief: Coventry Labour MP, Jim Cunningham, tried to raise the limit in a backbench Bill from one to eight casinos.

888.com UK Poker Open champion named

In a thrilling final showdown, Estonian Marek ‘The Maverick’ Kolk scooped the top prize at this year’s 888.com UK Poker Open.

Male nurse wins Germany's largest lotto jackpot

International News Brief: A 41-year-old male nurse has won Germany's largest ever lottery jackpot of 37.6 million euros, the organisers said.

Sun International shares up

International News Brief: Shares in South Africa's biggest casino and hotel company Sun International jumped 3 percent on Wednesday after it said it was planning a major casino investment in Russia.

Fox Poker Club applies for more venues

he Fox Poker Club has made further applications to the Gambling Commission for Certificates of Consent for another venue in London and elsewhere in the UK.

Global Draw awarded Coral contract

The Global Draw Ltd. was awarded a four year contract to become the exclusive supplier of gaming machines to Coral betting shops in the United Kingdom.

Austria accused of operating gambling monopoly

International News Brief: Austria's finance minister on Tuesday downplayed suggestions by the European Commission that a betting monopoly operated in the country, as Vienna faces a possible court case for refusing to open its gambling market.

Russian Casino Crackdown Continues

nternational News Brief: Russia deported 180 Georgians Friday, continued to shut casinos and restaurants allegedly controlled by the Georgian mafia and reportedly made inquiries at schools as part of a crackdown following an ‘espionage’ scandal.

Russia Shuts Down Third Casino

International News Brief: Russia's Interior Ministry has shut down a third Moscow casino in an apparent crackdown on gambling businesses controlled by the Georgian mafia, a ministry official said Thursday.

Casino Boss Killer Gets Life Term

International News Brief: A 28-year-old man has been jailed for life for murdering a casino boss in a frenzied knife attack.

Another Russian Casino Closed

International News Brief: Russia's Interior Ministry has shut down a second Moscow casino allegedly controlled by the Georgian mafia, a ministry official said Wednesday.

Moscow Casino Linked to Mafia

nternational News Brief: Russia's Interior Ministry has suspended business at a Moscow casino allegedly controlled by the Georgian mafia, a ministry official said Tuesday.

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