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UK Casino Plans Limited

International News Brief: Plans for Las Vegas-style casinos all over Britain were reined in yesterday by MPs and Lords who are worried by the possibility of too many such resorts being built in the United Kingdom.

Bookies Extortion Gang Caught

International News Brief: Members of a Russian criminal gang which tried to blackmail British bookmakers by disabling their websites have been arrested.

More Support Planned for Expanding Business

Top online gambling turnkey provider Microgaming has announced that it will soon move into new and larger business premises on the Isle of Man as a result of strategic restructuring to better support an expanding business.

Bookies Thrilled with Hamilton's Open Win

International News Brief: Little-known American Todd Hamilton won the Open at Royal Troon. Hamilton was a 200/1 outsider to take the title and Ladbrokes and William Hill said they had only taken a total of six bets on him.

British Punters Gamble Away £29.6 Billion

International News Brief: Britian’s obsession with betting has spiralled by huge sums, figures reveal. In only three years, the money staked by punters has shot up from £7.3 billion annually to £29.6 billion.

U.K. Casino Deal Announced

Kerzner International Ltd., owner of the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, plans to help build three casino resorts in the United Kingdom, including one in London's Millennium Dome with Anschutz Entertainment Group, for $1 billion.

Liner-Style Casino Plan Turned Down

International News Brief: Controversial plans to convert a Black Country pub into a £1.3 million all-night casino resembling an ocean liner have today been scuppered by planning inspectors.

Internet Gaming Firm Seeks £55m in Aim Float

International News Brief: BETonSPORTS, an online gambling company, is raising £54.6m through a placing on the Aim market, the company will announce today.

Kerzner Poised to Develop U.K. Resort Casinos

Kerzner International Limited has been appointed the preferred developer with respect to the development and management of gaming, hotel and entertainment facilities in two key markets in the United Kingdom.

Scotland's First Casino Resort to Slot in Alongside Clyde

International News Brief: Scotland's first casino resort is set to be built in Glasgow as part of a £562m development on the banks of the River Clyde.

Westpac Vows to Fight Aspinalls Lawsuit

International News Brief: Westpac has vowed to defend a case brought against it by a Aspinalls Casino suing for millions of dollars linked to a convicted fraudster.

Punters Can Bet on Ladbrokes Master

nternational News Brief: Fixed odds punters have a rare chance to stake some cash on poker this week after markets opened on the final of the Ladbrokes Poker Million II - The Masters.

Manchester Casino Plans Unveiled

International News Brief: A plan has been unveiled for a £260 million Las Vegas-style casino and leisure complex in Manchester that would provide up to 1,500 jobs.

Punter's Euro Bet Pays Out Big

International News Brief: A punter scooped £332,625 after backing Greece to win Euro 2004.

iGGBA Raises Concerns Over Remote Gambling Taxation in the UK

The iGGBA has released its position paper on taxation of remote gambling services, calling for a competitive low tax regime which will encourage companies to establish in the UK.

Gaming & Entertainment Releases Roulette Game, Slot System

Gaming & Entertainment Group, Inc. reports the release of a range of video-based roulette games and the completion of its slot operating system for the Amusement With Prizes arcade market and Licensed Betting Offices in the United Kingdom.

Bookies Elated with Euro Results

nternational News Brief: The European Championship reaches its climax this week, but the bookmakers are already celebrating.

Carnegie Cooke Enters European Market

Carnegie Cooke and Co., Inc. has signed a strategic alliance with Electrocoin Automatics Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of gaming equipment in the U.K.

Betfair Targets Asian Gamblers

International News Brief: Online gambling service Betfair, has embarked on an expansion plan in Asia by lobbying governments and the handful of existing legal bookies for recognition and alliances.

UK Bookmakers Face Worst Summer

International News Brief: Bookmakers face their worst summer ever if England win Euro 2004 and Tim Henman lifts the men's singles title at Wimbledon.

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