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Casino Panel Hiring Process Starts

International News Brief: The government has begun implementing its controversial new gambling legislation by starting the recruitment process for the panel that will advise ministers on suitable locations for new casinos.

Jowell: New Lottery Game to Fund Olympics

International News Brief: Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, announced plans for a new National Lottery game to help fund the Olympic Games should London win the bid.

US Gambling Laws Threaten £5.5 Billion Float

International News Brief: Partygaming may be forced to pull its £5.5 billion London float as fears grow about the legality of internet gambling in the U.S.

Friends Become Online Poker Entrepreneurs

News Brief: Two technology entrepreneurs from India set to realise fortunes from floating the world's biggest online poker site are friends who met at university and took a risk on a new gambling venture.

Analysts: Online Gaming a Good Bet

International News Brief: Analysts estimate that revenues from the industry globally have doubled over the past three years to $9 billion. Some predict that within a decade it could be worth $125 billion.

Couple Win £12.8m Lotto Jackpot

News Brief: A supermarket checkout worker and her factory machinist partner have collected a cheque for Wales' biggest ever Lotto jackpot win on Tuesday.

Camelot Frontrunner for Lottery Contract

International News Brief: Camelot, a once-reviled company, could beat the odds and get the U.K. lottery contract a third time.

UK Casino Firms Plan 100 New Casinos

International News Brief: U.K. gambling bosses are trying to take advantage of a loophole which could result in a huge number of gambling dens opening on Britain's high streets before the new Gambling Act comes into force.

U.K. Cities Fight for Super-Casino

International News Brief: London is facing a battle with Manchester to be the home of a Las Vegas-style super-casino.

Public Gets Say Over UK Lottery Cash

International News Brief: The public could be set to get a say on where the remainder of the National Lottery's money goes.

NFL Probing United's Casino Plan

News Brief: The National Football League have admitted Manchester United's plans to build a casino next to Old Trafford is a ‘potential issue’ for new owner Malcolm Glazer.

Blackpool's Neighbor Plans Casino

International News Brief: Stanley Casinos and The Island entertainment complex in St Anne’s on the Lancashire coast are in discussion to create a massive leisure centre that could be built before neighbouring Blackpool has realised its dream of becoming Britain’s primary gambling destination.

Casino Deal May Complicate Glazer's Plan

International News Brief: Manchester United says it has signed an agreement to develop a resort and casino. Such a project could create a dilemma for the Bucs owner because of NFL rules.

Online Casinos Consider IPOs

International News Brief: Two of the largest operators in the online casino sector are eyeing initial public offerings on the London market.

pokerzone: Tuning into the UK Poker Explosion

pokerzone is the UK’s new poker and casino lifestyle entertainment channel available on SKY Channel 226 and global broadband.

Lottery Grants Help Northern Ireland

International News Brief: Schools, community halls and youth groups in Northern Ireland are to benefit from £5.3 million in National Lottery grants.

Gambling Helps Boost Mobile Revenues

International News Brief: Mobile entertainment revenues are set to soar over the rest of the decade, owing to a rapid expansion in mobile content, including gambling.

Punters Lay Bets on UK Election

International News Brief: Will it be a monkey on Michael or a pony on Tony? Neither, according to political punters, who are rushing to a lay a carpet (that's £3) on Charles Kennedy instead.

British Man Wins $1.7 Million at Vegas Poker Table

International News Brief: Paul Maxfield returned home with the largest sum ever netted by any Briton in a poker game in the United States.

Sheffield United Still Considering Casino Plan

International News Brief: Sheffield United have announced they have not dropped plans to build an £80 million casino at Bramall Lane.

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