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Public Rejects Blair's Casino Plans

International News Brief: A majority of voters, especially women, are opposed to the government's plans to allow a new generation of mega-casinos to open in Britain, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today.

Bingo Gets Upgraded To First Class launches first turbo-driven bingo game online.

Paddy Power to Offer Online Poker

International News Brief: Bookmaker Paddy Power is set to offer online poker as part of the company's expansion of its internet activities which are becoming increasingly profitable for the Irish company.

Blair's Fundraiser Met with MGM Mirage

International News Brief: Tony Blair’s chief fundraiser met a high-ranking executive of the MGM Mirage weeks before the government published plans to allow Las Vegas-style casinos in Britain.

Jowell Defends New Laws

International News Brief: Plans to liberalise Britain's laws on gambling have been defended by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell.

Blair: Gambling Bill Will Protect Children

International News Brief: Tony Blair today defended the government's controversial gambling bill, denying that it would open the way to a massive expansion in the number of casinos and insisting that it would provide improved regulation and 'better protection for children'.

UK Betting Sites Attacked

International News Brief: Two top British betting sites have been hit by distributed denial of service attacks this week.

UK Councils Want More Gambling Power

International News Brief: The Local Government Association, which represents local authorities in England, wants more work done on the new gambling bill and greater powers to contol gambling in their communities.

UK Gambling Stocks Tumble

International News Brief: Punters cashed in their UK gambling stocks yesterday as traders worried about the impact of gaming legislation.

Edwardian Town Picked for Casino

International News Brief: Felixstowe, a town known for its genial, Edwardian atmosphere, has been singled out as a potential site for casinos.

Study: Millions of Britons Gamble Online

International News Brief: Over four million Britons are regular internet gamblers according to research from online measurement firm Nielsen/NetRatings.

Company Plans $225 Million Casino Complex in U.K.

Stanley Leisure Plc, the largest U.K. casino operator, plans to build a 125 million-pound ($225 million) casino complex at a site in Leeds, England, as the company seeks to capitalize on a relaxation of Britain's gambling laws.

Sportingbet Shares Up

International News Brief: Professional punters yesterday decided to have a flutter on Sportingbet on hearing that it is in advanced negotiations over the possible acquisition of a 'substantial' online poker business.

Amex Prevents Punters Gambling Online

News Brief: American Express and Citigroup took the decision to block the use of their cards because of concerns over fraud and fears that people might run up debts.

UK Cabinet Ministers Against Gambling Deregulation

International News Brief: Tessa Jowell, the UK culture secretary, is facing a revolt over plans to deregulate the gambling industry.

British Gambling Law Shake-Up Is Unveiled

International News Brief: The long-awaited Gambling Bill paving the way for new casinos across the UK has been published by the government.

Key Player Emerges in UK Gambling Politics

International News Brief: A former Labour minister and crony of the disgraced late Robert Maxwell has emerged as a key figure in the threatened gambling revolution.

UK Gambling Laws Could Stifle Smaller Operators

International News Brief: A revamp of 40-year-old gambling laws could stifle smaller operators and stoke public fears of Britain becoming Europe's Las Vegas, the chairman of a parliamentary inquiry says.

Football Clubs Bet on Gambling

International News Brief: Football supporters will be able to take a punt on roulette or a play a few hands of blackjack before going to see their team play in the future.

Stanley Leisure Reveals Casino Scheme

International News Brief: Stanley Leisure has unveiled a scheme to build a £125 million casino and leisure complex in Leeds, in a move which could create 1,000 jobs.

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