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'Bricks and Clicks' Join Hands to Make Rookie Nights a Winner

The concept of Rookie nights came from Blue Square customers who want to experience live casino conditions themselves firsthand but were daunted by the unfamiliar environment.

Scientific Games Targets European Market

International News Brief: Scientific Games, the dominant player in the US instant lottery ticket market, is jockeying for a larger stake in Europe after buying a UK maker of betting terminals last month.

New UK Lottery Delayed

International News Brief: A new UK lottery which organisers claim is a ‘fairer’ alternative to the Lotto will be played later than billed because of its popularity.

Women Raising the Ante

International News Brief: Women are finally breaking into the world of poker and some are beating the men at their own game.

Harrah's Exec Visits Blackpool

International News Brief: A representative from Harrah’s Entertainment is visiting Blackpool for talks about developing a super casino in the resort town.

Carlisle Council Supports Casino Bid

International News Brief: Council chiefs say that 400 jobs could be created if Carlisle succeeds in its bid to have a casino.

Smoking Ban Not Affecting Casinos

International News Brief: The smoking ban north of the Border is having a "very modest impact" on Stanley Leisure's three Edinburgh casinos, despite gamblers having to leave the

Irish Tournament Supports Homeless Charity

Irish poker legend Padraig Parkinson has organised some of the world’s best poker players to come to Dublin to play in a tournament in support of homeless charity, Simon Dublin.

UK Councillors Want Casino Referendum

International News Brief: The Blackpool, Cleveleys and Fleetwood Liberal Democrats branch feels the public has not had enough say on the super-casino plans and has called for a postal ballot to determine the council's policy.

UK Online Gamblers Demand More Information from Gambling Sites

UK internet gamblers want the newly formed Gambling Commission to play a stronger role ahead of the adoption of the Gambling Act according to a recent survey.

Irish Official Looks to End Gambling Clubs Growth

International News Brief: Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has vowed to bring the country’s gambling clubs to their knees. For decades, Irish gambling clubs have operated in a legislative grey area because, unlike every other country in the EU, Ireland has no law specifically governing casinos.

Inside Gaming Column: Could MGM be Suitor for Hard Rock?

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

PBL to Manage Moscow Casino

International News Brief: Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd has signed an agreement with Russia's Crocus Group and is expected to manage a casino and a hotel in Moscow.

Blackpool Nightclub Proposed for Casino

International News Brief: Coral Island is planning to convert the former Palace nightclub into a three-storey gaming venue which would also include a restaurant and a show bar.

Tourist Missing After Gambling Binge

International News Brief: A British tourist is missing after apparently gambling away the money for her return flight to London at Australia’s Star City casino.

Empire Online Results Mixed

International News Brief: Online gaming group Empire Online watched revenues triple at its casino business during the first quarter, with overall growth in line with expectations, although total revenues slipped back.

World Poker Congress Planned for June

The World Poker Congress, scheduled for June 27-28, 2006 at the City Conference Center in Stockholm, Sweden, is the first conference to integrate the online and live aspects of the poker industry.

UK Conservatives Against Raising Super-Casino Numbers

International News Brief: The UK gaming industry's hopes for more Las Vegas-style super-casinos will be dashed tomorrow when the Conservatives rule out their support for plans to i

CI Traders Abandon Casino Idea

International News Brief: CI Traders has abandoned plans for a casino development at its St Pierre Park Hotel complex in Guernsey.

UK Private Lottery Proposed

International News Brief: Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans hopes a private lottery will ensure worthy causes do not lose out on cash grants.

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