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UK Casino Granted Licenses

International News Brief: Millionaire entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne will open his first casino in Newcastle following the granting of gaming and drinks licences yesterday.

UK Problem Gamblers Face Additional Checks

International News Brief: Gamblers who get too hooked on the cards and roulette wheels will be told to leave casinos under controversial Government plans to combat addiction.

Gaming Club to Sponsor World Poker Championship

The Gaming Club, in conjunction with Las-Vegas-Casinos US, announces its sponsorship of The World Poker Championship in a two year deal.

Betting Exchanges New UK Rules

International News Brief: Betfair, Betdaq and Sporting Options are criticizing suggestions that some exchange punters be identified, regulated, made subject to the appropriate levy arrangements and have their status checked.

Harrah's Wants to Build in UK

International News Brief: Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Chief Executive Gary Loveman says the company wants to build casinos in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow Odds-on Favorite for UK Gambling Capital

International News Brief: The continuing regeneration of Glasgow has made the city odds-on favourite to be the gambling capital of the UK, according to MGM Mirage.

UK Health Experts Worried About Gambling Laws

International News Brief: Plans to liberalize 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.

Interactive Gaming Holdings, Sportingbet Team Up

International News Brief: Interactive Gaming Holdings says it has entered into a revenue-sharing deal on one of its 1,100 gaming Internet sites with leading online betting firm Sportingbet.

MGM Mirage, UK Developer Reveal Casino Plans

International News Brief: MGM Mirage and Manchester-based Peel Holdings are planning to build casinos in Manchester, Salford, Glasgow and Liverpool.

Punter Lands Biggest Ever Jackpot

International News Brief: A punter is believed to have scooped the biggest individual win in betting shop history, from a £4 stake - and could still double his winnings.

William Hill Launches Online Racecourse

International News Brief: William Hill has unveiled a Virtual Reality Racecourse, called Greenside Park to go live online tomorrow.

Online Casino Group Bets on Israeli Software

International News Brief: Gaming Corporation, an online casinos group, is in talks to buy an Israeli software house that would give it the technology to launch a wide variety of new interactive games.

Isle of Capri Still Interested in UK Investment

International News Brief: Isle of Capri groups has announced its backing for the UK Government's proposed relaxation of gambling laws, despite an influential committee of MPs and peers last week recommending restrictions on deregulation.

Mixed Reactions to UK Gaming Recommendations

Two major Las Vegas operators and a gaming analyst see the latest recommendations for gambling expansion in the UK as a positive for casino companies. Others aren’t so optimistic.

MGM Mirage UK Deal in Jeopardy

International News Brief: MGM Mirage said last night a recommendation by MPs to limit the number of slot machines could jeopardise its plans in the UK.

UK Bookmaker Campaign Backfires

International News Brief: A UK bookmakers campaign in favor of regulating users of betting exchanges backfired when the chairman of a key parliamentary committee said any changes should also apply to betting shop and on-course punters.

Casinos Win with UK Rule

International News Brief: Casino operators were chips in yesterday after the Parliamentary committee scrutinising gambling legislation rubber-stamped recommendations that the industry be deregulated.

U.S. Slot Stocks Off on U.K. Report

Shares of two major U.S. slot and video poker machine makers fell this morning as British legislators issued an interim report today recommending a more cautious approach to gambling deregulation than anticipated.

UK Resort Town Welcomes Gambling Report

International News Brief: Council leaders in Blackpool have welcomed a parliamentary report into the future of Britain's gambling laws.

Europe's iTV Betting Market Forecasts €4 Billion Turnover

Europe’s iTV betting market is forecast to turnover €4bn by 2007 with gross margins of €709m, according to a report from market analysts Screen Digest.

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