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Wenger urges life ban for fixer

News Brief: Arsenal manager says player at the centre of match fix allegations must be named, shamed and banned for life.

UK study put on backburner

International News Brief: A study for the UK Government into highstakes gambling machines is being put on the back burner to avoid frightening off potential bidders.

PM Brown hit by casino losses

International News Brief: Gordon Brown could be on a collision course with the gaming industry on which he has staked regeneration hopes – after £1.8m losses by a flagship Yorkshire casino underlined a growing crisis.

Pub poker league takes over Scotland

International News Brief: A Scottish pub poker league, which allows experts and beginners alike to compete, has taken the nation's bars by storm.

GamCare, eCOGRA trains online casino managers

GamCare and eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance pooled their expertise in London to train almost 40 online casino managers on the principles of responsible gambling, and how to identify and handle problem gamblers.

The world's Top-10 bingo parlors by seat

B-I-N-G-O! It may be a game that you learned as a kid, but in the industry of land-based gaming bingo spells big business. We dipped into the Casino City data to find out where you can find the biggest bingo parlors in the world and the list begins deep in the woods of Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Adelson wins $8 million libel judgment

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson won an $8 million libel judgment against a British newspaper over a 2005 article on the company's attempts to put a casino in Manchester, England.

UK bingo industry criticizes government

International News Brief: The UK Treasury was today accused of delivering a 'slap in the face' to the bingo industry after it ignored calls to remove the double taxation burden on clubs.

European Union trade commissioner pot shot at gaming prohibitionists

International News Brief: EU trade commissioner calls for US prosecutors to stop targeting online gambling companies with links to Europe.

UK gambling firms brace for budget

International News Brief: Having seen the UK's casinos battered by last year's budget analysts expect an easier ride for gambling firm's this time around.

Wolverhampton Racecourse plans in jeopardy

International News Brief: A multi-million pound development at Wolverhampton Racecourse will be abandoned if the venue is not chosen for the city’s small casino.

Rank chief pessimistic about UK casino plans

International News Brief: Ian Burke, CEO of Rank said he expects few of Britain's 16 planned new casinos to be built, as he flagged a tough year ahead.

Even with 'supercasino' out, Harrah's stays in U.K.

Harrah's Entertainment on Tuesday said it will continue to pursue gaming opportunities in the United Kingdom casino market despite the government's decision to not approve plans for a "supercasino" in Manchester, England.

Supercasino plans ditched over concerns

International News Brief: The British government admitted yesterday it ditched plans to build a supercasino because of concerns over problem gambling, crime and family breakdown.

Scotland casino plans expected confirmed

International News Brief: The UK Government is expected to confirm plans for a new casino development in Stranraer, Scotland.

Selby group campaigns against bingo tax

International News Brief: Selby, England, campaigners are urging the chancellor to axe the tax in next month's budget to help struggling bingo halls maintain a full house.

UK casino numbers set to double

International News Brief: The number of UK casinos is set to nearly double despite a Government promise to restrict openings.

Call for problem gambler database

International News Brief: A gambling charity is calling for a UK-wide database which would give better protection to problem gamblers.

LV Sands not interested in UK

International News Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp is not interested in running any casinos in Britain after the government there scaled back its plan to open a supercasino in Manchester, a top executive said on Wednesday.

Yarmouth casino ready to open

International News Brief: The race to turn Yarmouth into a Monte Carlo-style gambling capital will be stepped up later this week with the opening of a multi-million- pound casino predicted to attract up to 75,000 visitors a year.

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