October London Source:
London Evening Standard
Capital Corporation that
was taken over by Stanley Leisure early this year is involved in an investigation
by the Accounts Joint Disciplinary Scheme.
The inquiry will focus on the legitimacy of accounts submitted by Deloitte
& Touche, auditors to the company between 1993 to 1997. In 1996 Capital
was the subject of a number of independent reports that criticized internal
controls, following on from what the London Standard describes as a "staff
The company was previously known as Crockfords. The three London properties
acquired by Stanley are Crockfords, the Colony Club and the Cromwell Mint.
October London Source: Press
and South Africa's Techpro announce global joint venture.
Technical Casino Services and Techpro, South African designers & installers
of Casino Surveillance systems have announced that they have entered into
a global joint venture.
The two companies, both acknowledged leaders in their respective fields
expect the results of their co-operation to be available world wide from
October Luebbecke, Germany Source:
Atronic have announced that they have appointed Mr Stuart German as their
new sales manager for Atronic International.
Based at Atronic´s UK office in London, Stuart will especially focus
on northern and eastern European countries. His territories include the
Scandinavian and the Baltic regions as well as Hungary and the Czech Republic.
October Toronto Source:
Inc. Announces Agreement With William Hill
an agreement that could signal further co-operation between traditional
bookmaking companies and developers of software for online gaming Toronto's
CryptoLogic announced that they had signed an agreement with Britain's
William Hill to provide "Internet Gaming software and related support services".
William Hill accounts for an estimated 23 percent of the industry's turnover
with over 1500 land based licensed betting shops, employing 9,000 staff.
The telephone wagering side has 150,000 registered clients and an estimated
market share of 42%. In 1998 William Hill had gross wagering turnover of
more than 1.8 billion pounds sterling.
September London Source:
the long time owner of Britain's largest football pools and lately the
operator of telephone betting company "Bet Direct" has pulled out of the
race to run Britain's National Lottery. The front runners are now believed
to be the present operator Camelot and Richard Bransons Virgin Group.
Camelot is a consortium between ICL, Cadbury Schweppes Plc, Racal Electronics
Plc, and banknote printers De La Rue. A spokesman said that the company
was on track to have raised 10 billion pounds for good causes before the
expiry of its present licence in September 2001.
The National Lottery Commission has said that 15 groups had expressed an
interest in running the lottery for the new seven year term. The winner
will be announced next summer.
September Las Vegas Source:
exhibits at the World Gaming Congress & Expo 1999
"The response to our
games at this year’s show was tremendous," said Dick Vink, Atronic President
& COO "We had heavy traffic in our booth from customers all over the
world the entire show and we fully exceeded last year’s sales."
September London Source:
Aspinall and his wife were attacked and robbed at knifepoint after returning
from a night out in Londons West End.
The masked robbers who the Police think followed the couple home, stole
jewellery and assaulted the couple as they struggled during the attack
outside their Belgravia home. Mr Aspinall was a pioneer in casino gambling
in Great Britain during the sixties, starting off with travelling Baccarat
games for Britains privileged classes. He still operates the upmarket Aspinalls
Club at 28 Curzon Street.
Over the years he has also been in the media spotlight following fatal
attacks on keepers from Lions kept at his private Zoo.