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May - June 2001

30th June   London   Source: Northern Light/AFX-UK
Gaming Internet to raise 8.1 mln stg via placing, open offer at 16p/shr
The company operates the Zap and Harrods Online casinos and also has plans for worldwide Greyhound racing on the website

30th June   UK  Source: The Independent
Gambling report recommends stronger legal powers for punters
Expected in the GRB report is the recommendation to scrap the 24 hour  "Cooling off" rule and advertising for casinos will be allowed. They may also recommend more permitted areas that would see the UK having an additional 80 licenses. The report will be published next month.

28th June   Israel   Source: Jerusalem Post & Haaretz News
Rubinstein rebuffs casino proposal
A-G won't gamble on casinos

27th June   London   Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
Camelot "to struggle" with lottery donations

22nd June   London  Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
Horseracing board agrees Go Racing deal-sources

20th June   London  Source: ThisisLondon/Evening Standard
Go Racing deal back in running

18th June   London   Source: FT Marketwatch & Yahoo UK/Reuters
Go Racing bid on tender hooks
Horseracing board kills Go Racing deal - source

17th June   London   Source: Electronic Telegraph
Gaming reform poses threat to bingo's future

17th June   London   Source: Guardian Unlimited/Observer
Rank picks Fashion Cafe for first London casino

14th June   Budapest, Hungary   Source: The Budapest Sun
New casino gamble - There are presently five casinos operating in Hungary, three of which are in the capital.

12th June   London   Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
UK horse racing board faces competition probe

12th June   London    Source: Standard
Casino to sue for alleged £9m debt - Grosvenor Casinos (Rank group) are the latest UK company to go to court after cheques from an Arab client bounced.

11th June   London & Channel Islands    Source: Northern Light/AFX-UK Q1 better yr-on-yr; progress in line with expectations - The Alderney based bookmaker lost £4.2 million on turnover of £324.7 million.

9th June   London   Source: CNET News
MSN U.K. plays with casino Web site

8th June   London   Source: FT MarketWatch
Labour wins, euro focus seen ahead - The pound continues to slide against the dollar with the belief that the new Government  will hold a referendum on the Euro shortly.

8th June   Lebanon   Source: Lebanon Daily Star
Casino set to reach tax deal with state

8th June   Rhodes, Greece   Source: Jerusalem Post
Israeli furniture company wins contract for Rhodes Hotel Casino

6th June   London  Source: Guardian
Bookmaker rapped over 'offensive poster'
ASA bans Paddy Power betting advert

5th June   London  Source: This is London/Evening Standard
Casinos sue over 'dud' cheques - Three top London casinos are going to the courts after one player has turned them over with bounced cheques totaling over £3 million.

4th June   Lyon, France  Source: Yahoo Asia/AFP
Casinos set to clean up on E-Day - The changeover to the Euro looks to be good news for French casinos. A report on the the countries top two casinos, Lyon and Divonne with 400 and 355 slots respectively.

4th June   London  Source:
Bets Are Off For Labour Win

4th June   London  Source:
Bookies to pay out early on Labour win
Britain's bookmakers seem to think that the election has already been won before Thursday's vote.

1st June   London   Source: Financial Times
Now Vinnie Jones goes barkingmad - The ex Soccer player turned actor has been recruited to promote Gaming Internet's live Greyhound racing website.

29th May   Austria & Australia  Source: Australian Financial Review
Arab conflict hits casino
Casinos Austria International expect profits to be off one third due to the continuing closure of the Oasis Casino in Palestine.

31st May   London   Source:
Entertainers in casino plea
The entertainment industry is campaigning that live music be permitted in Britain's casinos. There is presently a review of the gambling rules underway, the report scheduled to be on the Home Secretary's desk at the end of June.

29th May   Vienna, Austria   Source: CARD
No Spring Break For CARD! - Trucks & Airplanes leaving Austria increasingly have CARD “stuff” loaded.

28th May   London  Source: Yahoo Business/Reuters
Coral losses shorten the odds on a takeover

28th May   London   Source: press release - May 25th teams up with Yahoo UK & Ireland

26th May   London   Source: Daily Mirror
Sports Betting: £500,000 for 30p, but he is a mug in my eyes
Bookies take us to the limit
Bayern Munich's win on penalties in the Champions League last Wednesday was the last leg of a punters accumulator that hit William Hill for half a million. However, the Mirror's writer seems to think it was a poorly advised bet to make.

25th May   London  Source:
UK gamblers are sending out an SMS - European punters are now betting instantly from anywhere on sporting events with their debit card and WAP phone.

24th May   London    Source: CNN Europe/The Times
Betting scandal shakes cricket
Report condemns cricket corruption

24th May   London   Source:
Camelot hit by big fall in sales - Sales of tickets for the National Lottery were £4.98bn for the last 12 months a decline of 2.1%

22nd May   London   Source: Electronic Telegraph
Blue Square takes phone gamble

21st May   Switzerland   Source: Swiss Federal Gaming Board  (CFMJ, ESBK, CFCG) - May 16
Maisons de jeu: le Conseil fédéral arrête les premières décisions en matière de concessions - A list of proposed casino's and companies who have been eliminated in the quest to determine the 22 Type B licenses. Available also in German and Italian.

21st May   Rhodos, Greece   Source: Jerusalem Post
Israeli stake in Rhodes casino

21st May   London   Source: Electronic Telegraph
William Hill chief says Go Racing deal 'flawed' 

16th May   London & Las Vegas  Source: Financial Times
London Clubs falls on Aladdin Q1 results

16th May   London  Source: Northern Light/AFX-UK
Gaming Investments to buy Gaming Ventures International in reverse takeover - GVI, that has two existing online casinos intends to launch for business shortly.

14th May   London   Source: Financial Times
William Hill plans flotation

13th May   London & Antiqua  Source: Sunday Times
William Hill looks to float for £1.5 billion next year

13th May   UK & World  Source: Sunday Times
Cricket cheats may be batted out of history books
Players found quilty of being involved in betting scams may have their records deleted from Wisden.

12th May   London  Source: Northern Light/M2 Presswire Betting Zone achieves clean sweep predictions for the English and Scottish football leagues

10th May   UK  Source: The Scotsman Online
Children log on for gambling and sex

9th May   London  Source: This is London
Election boost for spread betting - The June 7th British Election giving punters the opportunity to bet on how big Labour's supposed victory will be.

8th May   London  Source: & This is London
British horse racing poised for revolution
Licence for dog racing channel

6th May   Ireland  Source: The Sunday Times
In Dublin it's chips with everything
Article looking at the recent growth of private gaming clubs in the capital.

4th May   The Netherlands & Portugal   Source: EGO Press release
European Gaming Forum
The 2nd EGF was successfully held at the Hotel Estoril Sol in Lisbon but unfortunately concluded with the resignation of a number of the slot manufacturers.

4th May   London   Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
Arena says clinches TV rights to UK racing

3rd May   London   Source: RAL Holdings press release
Cyberslotz secures X factor - The UK's BarX AWP slot could be finding its way into cyberspace.

3rd May   Austria & Portugal    Source: Casinos Austria Research & Development
The Star shines in Portugal - CARD and Tradegame agree on a distribution cooperation

3rd May   UK    Source: Financial Times
Punting on interactive TV