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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.

Hillary Favored to Win in 2008

News Brief: Hillary Clinton was today named favorite to win the next US presidential vote in 2008 after George Bush won re-election to the White House.

Airline Bets on In-flight Gambling

International News Brief: Dublin-based no-frills airline Ryanair has said it hopes to boost revenues by providing in-flight gambling facilities for passengers.

British Punters Bet £8 Million on US Elections

International News Brief: British punters have bet £8 million on the outcome of the US presidential election, an absolute record surpassing all predictions, bookmakers said on Tuesday.

Casino Concessions Fail to Sway Labour Rebels

International News Brief: Tony Blair saw his parliamentary majority cut by more than half last night when 29 Labour MPs rebelled against the gambling bill in protest at plans to set up super-casinos throughout Britain.

Hilton May Open £200 Million Casino

International News Brief: Hilton may open a £200 million casino in the north west of England, the group has confirmed.

Game Show Winner Plans Poker Gamble

nternational News Brief: A man who scooped £125,000 on the TV game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? plans to stake part of his winnings on a game of poker.

InterPoker Players Choose Kerry

The Poker Poll tournament asked players to register their decision by entering either in the President Bush or Senator Kerry online poker tournament.

Online Casino Fights High-Tech Thugs

News Brief: The owner of is determined to fight what's fast becoming the scourge of Internet-based businesses: high-tech protection rackets in which gangs of computer hackers choke off traffic to Web sites whose operators refuse their demands.

UK Police Attack Proposed Gambling Bill

International News Brief: The UK culture secretary has come under fire from Britain’s most senior police officers over moves to grant American casinos an exemption from Europe’s strict money laundering rules.

Jowell May Change UK Gambling Bill

International News Brief: Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has signalled a possible retreat over the controversial Gambling Bill on the eve of a crucial vote in Parliament.

UK Bookies Profit Off of US Elections

International News Brief: British bookmakers and betting exchanges are set to take almost £20 million worth of trades on the contest between George W Bush and John Kerry by the time the US Presidential election results come in on Tuesday night.

Sportingbet Acquires

Sportingbet Plc reports the acquisition of, a leader in the fast-growing online poker sector, creating the first global online poker, sports betting and casino operator.

UK Culture Minister Insists Gambling Bill has Support

International News Brief: The controversial gambling bill has the support of the whole government, culture minister Lord McIntosh insisted today as the first sign of a backbench rebellion grew.

London Slots Could Offer Huge Jackpots

News Brief: New London casinos could pay out slot machine jackpots of up to £2.5 million, it emerged today.

Blair Urged to Cut Casino Plan

International News Brief: The United Kingdom government may scale back plans for U.S.-style super-casinos after some lawmakers in the ruling Labour Party joined the opposition in demanding changes to proposed legislation.

InterCasino Launches New Gaming Software

InterCasino has just launched the most sophisticated gaming software platform now available on the Internet.

Online Site Threatened with Kiddie Porn

International News Brief: Online betting site Blue Square has been attacked by criminals threatening to e-mail out child pornography in its name unless it pays 7000 euros.

Blair: 'Casinos Will Bring Jobs'

International News Brief: Allowing dozens of casinos to be built in the UK would bring multi-million pound investment and thousands of jobs to deprived areas, Tony Blair has said.

Online Gambling Companies Consider IPOs

International News Brief: iGlobalMedia and Cassava Enterprises, two of the world’s biggest internet gambling companies, are considering initial public offerings in London.

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