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The Queen joins Kentucky Derby crowds for a day at the races

International News Brief: For a few exciting moments, Queen Elizabeth II was just like every other racing fan at Churchill Downs - as she watched the horses running in the 133rd Kentucky Derby.

Bingo caller competition kicks off

GBA Bingo Caller Of The Year Competition kicks off again this month with the final to be held in November 2007, following the regional heats.

Reading racino proposal approved

International News Brief: At a meeting of Reading Borough Council’s planning committee last night proposals for a racino were approved subject to legal agreement.

Raid on lottery costs good causes £2.2bn

International News Brief: The arts, heritage - and sport - among the losers as soaring cost of staging games sours mood

Blair defends casino policy

International News Brief: UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defended the government's stalled casino policy, insisting that the casinos would bring much needed investment and regeneration to some of Britain's regional cities.

Poker clubs bet on legal action

International News Brief: Tessa Jowell faces fresh embarrassment from her controversial Gambling Act as the UK's poker clubs join forces to challenge the new legislation.

Long delay forces HRA to think of new way to start 40 horses

International News Brief: The Horseracing Regulatory Authority said yesterday that the unique nature of the Grand National, with its field of 40, was to blame for problems with the starting procedure at Aintree.

Manchester MP slammed for criticism

International News Brief: A Manchester MP has been criticised for opposing the creation of Britain's first supercasino in the city and damaging the interests of his community.

UK supercasino progress on hold

International News Brief: No progress will be made on Manchester's supercasino bid until next month at the earliest, the government has confirmed.

Yarmouth casino construction begins

International News Brief: Work is under way on a £2 million scheme to transform part of the old Tesco site in Great Yarmouth into a casino complex, creating more than 70 jobs.

Legal action threatened over UK casino ads

International News Brief: Legal action was today threatened amid a growing row over an advert aimed at busting Blackpool's supercasino bid.

St. Annes casino closes

International News Brief: Bosses at Stanley Casino in St Annes shut its doors for the final time last Saturday, moving its operation to Blackpool.

UK court examines casino rules

International News Brief: The High Court is to review rules surrounding new UK casinos to answer operators' complaints that existing venues would be hit hard by a planned wave of Las Vegas-style casinos.

Grand National free bets offer

At Free Betting Online offers a free list of the most well-known bookmakers in the UK is shown with a breakdown of the "Grand National Free Bets" on offer.

Coventry casino reeling from setbacks

International News Brief: The future of Coventry's £35 million casino at the Ricoh Arena is looking less rosy after two major setbacks.

Swansea council seeks guidance

Swansea Council is seeking guidance from Westminster after plans for a new generation of casinos in the UK were turned down by the House of Lords.

Las Vegas companies undeterred by U.K. vote

Las Vegas gaming operators said Thursday that they expect casino-style resorts will eventually be built in the United Kingdom despite a parliamentary vote against expanded gaming.

Leeds casino plans in turmoil

International News Brief: Plans for a major new casino in Leeds were in disarray today after the Government suffered a humiliating defeat in the House of Lords.

UK casino plans rejected

International News Brief: Blackpool could yet get a super-casino after peers inflicted a shock defeat on the Government by narrowly rejecting controversial plans for a super-casino in Manchester and 16 other large and small casinos across the country.

Betfair sponsors poker tournament

etfair is the official sponsor of an exclusive televised poker tournament for the first time in its history.

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