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Float for Phone Gambling Firm

International News Brief: An U.K. phone gambling firm is close to appointing advisers for a flotation next year.

Developers Remain Upbeat over UK Casino Plans

International News Brief: Developers behind plans to build Britain’s biggest casino in Coventry remain confident the project will go ahead despite being dealt a blow by the Government.

Croupier School to Open in UK

International News Brief: The first further education course for croupiers will run from next year in colleges in Blackpool, the town that is the closest Britain gets to Las Vegas.

Dice Set to Tumble at Dome

International News Brief: The Millennium Dome could be transformed into a Las Vegas-style casino as a draft Bill relaxing gambling laws is scrutinised by MPs.

Canadian Swindlers Target UK Pensioners

International News Brief: The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has warned that more than 15 call centres are targeting the UK with a new scam offering to forward winnings from the Canadian Lottery in return for a fee.

Tennis Association Tries to Prevent Future Match-Fixing

International News Brief: Association of Tennis Professionals are planning to draw up plans to prevent insider dealing in information, following a scandal over alleged match-fixing and betting which hit the sport six weeks ago.

Bookies Name Ireland, China Miss World Favorites

International News Brief: Miss Ireland, Rosanna Davidson, is leading the pack of 106 Miss World contestants vying for the coveted title in China's southern Hainan province, bookmakers said Tuesday.

Mobile Betting Expected to Rise

International News Brief: The use of mobile phones to enter lotteries and competitions will generate $74.3 million in revenues in Europe this year, rising to an astounding $788 million by 2006, according to the latest report by Juniper Research.

Punter Credits Luck to Homeless Donation

International News Brief: A man who has won £600,000 through an online casino says his good luck is down to a £1 donation he gave to a homeless man.

Scottish Casino Proposals Expected to be Approved

nternational News Brief: Controversial proposals to turn part of the amusement centre at Aberdeen’s Beach Boulevard into a casino are expected to be given the go-ahead by city council planners next week.

The Gaming Channel Launches SportsGaming Channel

International News Brief: Avago operator The Gaming Channel has launched its second interactive TV gaming venture, focusing on grassroots sports punters with iSportsTV.

Motorist Costs Paddy Power €10,000

International News Brief: A mystery motorist could cost a leading bookie, Paddy Power, €10,000.

Yoomedia, Sportingbet Group Team Up

International News Brief: Yoomedia has partnered with Sportingbet Group to bring fixed odds games betting to iTV, in a three-year deal that it is hailing as a first for the iTV market.

British Government to Sell Tote

International News Brief: The Horserace Totalisator Board , one of the most enduring symbols of British racing, is to be sold off by the Labour government.

British Plans to Tackle "Pyramid Cons"

International News Brief: The British government plans to make so-called ‘chain gifting’ schemes, which act like chain letters, illegal.

Gaming Corp Raises Money for Acquisition

International News Brief: Gaming Corp raised £520,000 through a share placement today and plans to use the money together with funds raised earlier in the year to make an acquisition.

ID Cards and Gambling in Queen's Speech

International News Brief: ID cards and gambling are the two topics of interest to come from today's Queen’s speech.

Experts: Online Gambling Still Risky Business

International News Brief: Consult Hyperion have revealed the growing problem of payment fraud within the online gambling industry.

Britain's Seaside Towns Prepare for Casinos

International News Brief: Britain's seaside towns are preparing for an invasion of Las Vegas-style casinos with all the glitz and glamour of the Nevada gaming Mecca.

William Hill Revises Customer Profiling System

International News Brief: William Hill is creating new customer profiles through its online portal to better understand its audience and drive loyalty.

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