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Football's Fears Over Gambling Reform

International News Brief: A government-inspired crackdown on gambling took both the industry and the City by surprise yesterday and has sparked fears about levels of investment by UK leisure operators.

Gambling Laws 'Will Protect Young'

International News Brief: Tougher controls to protect youngsters and vulnerable gamblers will be part of the shake-up of gaming laws, the government announced today.

Fears over Gambling Industry Shake-Up

International News Brief: A planned government shake-up of outdated gaming laws will introduce tougher controls to protect youngsters and vulnerable gamblers – but is a “massive missed opportunity”, according to casino bosses.

Ladbrokes Fantasy Betting Launched

Ladbrokes launched a new white label site in June: www.ladbrokesfantasybetting.com, created specifically for Euro 2004.

Betting Chains Face New Limits on Data

International News Brief: William Hill Plc and its competitors are violating European Union law when they use data on horse racing and other sports events without permission, an aide at Europe's highest court said.

iGGBA Opens Up Brussels Office

The interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association (iGGBA) have opened an office in Brussels.

Bookie Offers Odd on Summer Heat Spell

International News Brief: William Hill is offering 12/1 odds that temperatures will beat last summer's sweltering temperatures.

UK's Bingo Clubs Growing

International News Brief: At the end of March last year, Britain boasted 699 commercial bingo clubs which collectively catered to over three million paying members.

Ladbrokes Bets on Feng Shui

International News Brief: Ladbrokes has called in a feng shui expert to discover why customers keep raking in the money.

British Jockey Club Responds to Accusations

International News Brief: The British Jockey Club has reacted with disbelief to the claim of Chris Bell of the Ladbrokes bookmaking firm that at least one race a day in Britain is fixed.

UK Bookmaker: One Race a Day is Fixed

International News Brief: The integrity of U.K. horse racing was once again in question after the head of Ladbrokes claimed that at least one race every day in Britain is fixed.

U.K. Health Experts Worried About Gaming Laws

International News Brief: Plans to liberalise gambling laws and allow Las Vegas-style casino resorts in Britain risk leaving more people in poverty and suffering from mental health problems, according to a public health expert.

Struggling Resort Dreams of a Date With Lady Luck

International News Brief: To recapture its popularity, Blackpool is banking on legislation that would bring Vegas-style gambling resorts to Britain, where casinos are small, highly restricted and free of glitz.

Bookies Bet Blair Will Leave

International News Brief: British bookmakers are reporting a surge in bets that Tony Blair will leave his post as prime minister before the next general election.

Casino Giants Fight for UK Casino Deal

International News Brief: Five of the world's biggest casino operators are jostling to win a deal to build a £250 million Las Vegas-style casino resort complex near Manchester City's new football stadium.

Glasgow Aims to be Scotland's Vegas

International News Brief: Glasgow could become Scotland’s Las Vegas within two years if plans for the country’s biggest casino scheduled for the banks of the River Clyde are given the go-ahead.

Daughter Sold to Settle Gambling Debt

International News Brief: Attempts are being made to prevent the flight to Bangladesh of a teenage girl allegedly committed to marriage by her father in exchange for a £15,000 settlement of his gambling debts.

Green Belt Halts Plans at UK Racecourse

International News Brief: Plans for a casino within Wolverhampton's racecourse have been put on hold - because the site falls within the Green Belt.

Phone Betting Drops After Attheraces Demise

International News Brief: Bookmakers have suffered a drop in telephone betting of between 20 and 40 per cent in the past few weeks, since the Attheraces horseracing channel went off air.

Bookies Launch Albatross Race

International News Brief: The world's first albatross race has been launched with celebrities, bookmakers and ecologists joining forces to save the mighty seabird from extinction.

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