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Paradisebet Signs with Orbis

Orbis reports that it will provide UK based Italian bookmaker Paradisebet Ltd with its OpenBet interactive gambling platform.

Swiss Lessons In Taking A Chance On Super Casinos

International News Brief: As Britain prepares to reform gaming industry, Berne pioneers gambling with social ethics.

Millionaire to Help Unlucky Gambler

International News Brief: A man who won a record-breaking £1.1million has vowed to give away £15,000 to Britain's unluckiest gambler.

Branson Plans UK Casino Chain

International News Brief: Virgin tycoon Richard Branson is planning to open a chain of casinos in the UK, the first of which could open in 18 months.

Tennis Champ Trades in Racket for Cards

International News Brief: Russian tennis star, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, says he's given up tennis to become a professional poker player.

£10,000 Red Button Success Awaits The Sunderland Six

For half a dozen armchair punters, there will be no Saturday night out this weekend, at least not until the 10.10pm at Sunderland has been run.

Punter Wins Over £1 Million

International News Brief : A lucky punter known only as Ken popped into his local Betfred in Salford, Greater Manchester, last Saturday for an old-fashioned flutter and became the first person to win more than a million in a bookmaker's.

More Casinos Join eCOGRA Player Safety Initiative

Speaking from the European Interactive Gaming 2004 conference in Barcelona, Spain, the directors of eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance have announced the award of its Seal to five more quality Internet casinos. to Discuss the Post-UK Gaming Reform European Union predicts interactive gaming being as monetarily important to the UK as Las Vegas-style Resorts.

Gambling Boss Gave £50,000 Donation to the Labour Party

International News Brief: The director of one of Britain's biggest online betting companies gave £50,000 to Labour while the Government was drafting final proposals to reform the gambling industry.

EU Courts Back Bookies

International News Brief: A British bookmaker and three other pools operators acted within the law when they used horse racing and football fixtures without paying a licence fee to the companies that compiled the databases, an EU court ruled today.

World Gaming Reports Profit

World Gaming reports net profit for Q3 was $1,146,000 or 3 cents earnings per share compared to a net loss of $181,000 or a loss of 1 cent per share for Q3 2003.

Jowell Bows to Casino Outcry

International News Brief: The culture secretary, Tessa Jowell, will today signal a significant climbdown in the battle over Britain's new gambling laws.

Stanley Leisure Criticizes Casino Association

International News Brief: Stanley Leisure has threatened to pull out of the British Casino Association over what it sees as a protectionist U-turn by the industry trade body.

Call for More Local Power Over Casinos

International News Brief: The Scottish Parliament should have the power to stop super casinos planned for Glasgow, the SNP claimed today.

UK Gambling Industry Criticizes New Plans

International News Brief: Britain's gambling industry says the government has gone way too far in its plans to allow new Las Vegas-style casinos, and risks plunging the sector into crippling oversupply.

UK Developer's Donation Investigated

International News Brief: An inquiry has been launched after a property developer donated £5,000 to a local Labour group weeks before being awarded a lucrative casino construction contract, it emerged today.

UK Opposition Steps Up Gambling Bill Attack

International News Brief: Conservative Party Leader Michael Howard has stepped up his attack on the Government over money laundering concessions for casino operators.

Blair Challenged to Explain Gambling Controversy

International News Brief: Tony Blair was challenged yesterday by members of Labour's national executive committee to explain how the government allowed the row over gambling to blow up so spectacularly.

Scotland's First Minister Vows to Stop Casino Expansion

International News Brief: Jack McConnell has promised to do all he can to stop Las Vegas-style casinos spreading to Scotland.

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