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UK Casino Panel Begins Work

International News Brief: The group of people which will decide whether Blackpool will be chosen as the site of the UK's only ‘super casino’ was beginning work on Monday.

Winward, Next Generation Entertainment Launches Bingopalace.co.uk

Winward Gaming Group and Next Generation Entertainment team up to bring the online bingo to the United Kingdom.

UK Casino Panel Appointed

International News Brief: An independent panel to advise the UK Government on the location of new casinos has been appointed, it was announced today.

UK Landmark Open to Casinos

International News Brief: Alexandra Palace opened its arms to major investors for the first time in its history last week in a move that could see parts of the building turned into a hotel, cinema, shops, casino, amusement arcade or even an art gallery.

Gaming Operators Fear Exclusion in EU Bill

International News Brief: Domestic gaming operators are fighting to be included in new European legislation that would potentially give them access to a multi-billion-euro market, but they fear heavy lobbying by state lotteries will block them.

UK Denies Change of Policy

International News Brief: The UK government has insisted there had been ‘no change of policy’ over super-casinos after claims it could back the construction of up to eight of them.

Yarmouth Hopeful for UK Super Casino

International News Brief: Hopes emerged last night that Yarmouth could still clinch a Las Vegas-style super casino with its jackpot of a projected 3.3 million visitors a year.

Cyprus Bookies Welcome Gambling Proposals

International News Brief: Two of the biggest betting companies in Cyprus have come out in favour of a proposal for a new law governing gambling.

Fernhart Releases Gambling Portal

International News Brief: Fernhart New Media is to launch a new gambling and horse racing portal, following its acquisition by business aggregator Netb2b2 last week.

Coventry Leads UK Super-Casino Race

International News Brief: Coventry appears to have taken pole position in the race to open Britain's first super casino, raising the possibility it might take Birmingham ten years to catch up.

Birmingham Bid Faces Competition

International News Brief: Birmingham’s bid for a regional casino was set to come under pressure today with the launch of a rival multi-million pound project in Coventry.

Mobile Phone Gambling Up

News Brief: Gambling by mobile phone has rocketed, with the number of betting pages downloaded expected to approach three million this year, a rise of 367 per cent on 2004.

French Man and Son Win Euro Millions Jackpot

International News Brief: A jobless 55-year-old Frenchman and one of his seven children shared a prize of 75.88 million euros Saturday after selecting combinations of the family's ages in the multi-nation Euro Millions lottery.

888.com Sets Float Price

International News Brief: Online gaming firm 888 has set the price range for the planned sale of its shares on the London market at between 162-212 pence per share.

Gala Casino Workers' Strike Looms

International News Brief: The roulette wheels could soon stop turning at casinos across the capital after staff at Gala’s five London casinos voted to take industrial action in a duspute about pay.

Woman Wins £196,000 with 40 Pence Bet

A woman has won £196,000 with just 40 pence bet on Coral Casino.com.

First Albanian Casino to Open in October

International News Brief: Hyatt Regency Hotels announced that it intends to open its casino in Tirana in October, upon payment of €8 million for the license issued by the Albanian Government in January.

Paddy Power Online Gambling Boom

International News Brief: Bookmaker Paddy Power today hailed the online gambling craze as it generated most of its profits away from its high street betting shops for the first time.

Gambling's Popularity Grows in Germany

International News Brief: After a slow start, the gambling business in Germany has begun to boom. The growth will likely be accelerated by an expected liberalization in the sports betting market and the Soccer World Cup in 2006.

Online Gambling Firm's Chair Resigns

International News Brief: Brian Maccaba, a prominent Irish technology entrepreneur, has resigned from the board of Money Gaming Corporation, an online gambling firm, less than seven weeks after being appointed as its chairman.

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