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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.

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.

Glasgow Super-Casino Given Approval

International News Brief: Rangers Football Club has been given planning permission for a £120 million Las Vegas-style super casino and hotel complex in Glasgow.

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.

Glasgow Super-Casino Must Pay for Problem Gambling Impact

International News Brief: Glasgow yesterday launched a bid to build a £200 million super-casino, but it will not get off the drawing board unless the operator agrees to pay to rehabilitate any gambling addicts it creates.

NEC Favored for Casino Site

International News Brief: The battle to identify a site for a Birmingham, England, super casino swung decisively behind the National Exhibition Centre last night.

Woman Wins £196,000 with 40 Pence Bet

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

£200 Million at Stake in Glasgow Deal

International News Brief: A Las Vegas-style super casino in Glasgow would generate about £200m for the west of Scotland economy, according to a new report.

Muslims Urged to Drop Opposition to UK Casino Plans

International News Brief: Muslims are being urged to drop opposition to a Birmingham super-casino in return for a promise that the project will regenerate a run-down inner city area.

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.

UK Casino Gambles on 24 Hour Drinking Pass

International News Brief: A city centre casino is the first drinking spot in Cardiff to apply to serve alcohol round-the-clock.

Sports Café Launches Online Gambling Site

International News Brief: The Sports Café chain is to enter the world of online gambling with the launch of a web casino in September.

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