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September - October 2002
Europe

31st October        Hamburg, Germany        Source: Yahoo De/AFP
"Rien ne va plus" für das Online-Roulette?
Verfassungsklage gegen Hamburger Online-Roulette
After only 3 days Spielbank-Hamburg's live Internet Roulette game has run into a storm of political opposition.

30th October        Hamburg, Germany        Source: Yahoo De/dpa - Oct 28th
Eröffnet / Bundesweit erstes konzessioniertes Online-Roulette in Hamburg
Start für bundesweit erstes Internet-Roulette
Website: www.spielbank-hamburg.de
Spielbank Hamburg have now opened their live online casino under the motto Real Game - Real Money!

21st October        Germany        Source: Yahoo DE/dpa - Oct 18th
Casinos klagen über schwindende Umsätze - auf Deutsch

17th October        Monaco & Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Monaco Information Systems USA wins system contract from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. For new Navigator of the Seas

11th October        Lebanon         Source: Lebanon Daily Star
Unions urge Casino du Liban to reinstate fired workers

27th September         Lisbon         Source: Diario de Noticias
Casino de Lisboa em 2005 - in Portugese

27th September         Athens, Greece         Source: ZDNet
Greek government backs down on gaming

27th September         Lebanon         Source: Lebanon Daily Star
Casino du Liban security clashes with striking workers

26th September         Austria         Source: Yahoo.de/Reuters
BETandWIN mit strategischen Fokus auf Europa, Ende der Terminals

25th September         Greece         Source: Ananova.com
Greek authorities issue computer game assurance

24th September         Israel         Source: Ha'aretz Online
Gambling gains abroad to be taxable in Israel in January
State lottery operator Mifal Hapayis believes that some NIS 14 billion a year is spent on illegal gambling in Israel.

20th September         France       Source: Northern Light/Le Figarro
Profits rise at Groupe Barriere -(Groupe Barriere: les casinos tirent l'activite)

19th & 20th September         Germany        Source: Yahoo.de/DPA
Hamburger Spielbank: «Zocken» bald auch online möglich
Glücksspiel-Boom im Internet
Presently undergoing testing, Spielbank Hamburg is hoping at the end of October to be the first licensed online casino in Germany.

13th September         Las Vegas & Beaune, France        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Completes Combination With Bourgogne et Grasset and Bud Jones

13th September         Israel        Source: Ha'aretz Online
Eilat's casino ship suffers from gov't backtracking

11th September         Paris, France         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Accor First-Half 2002 Results Resilient in a Challenging Business Environment

11th September         Greece         Source: Yahoo/AP & BBC.co.uk
Court: new illegal gambling law unconstitutional
Court allows Greek gamers to play on
Greece's new law banning all electronic games in public places could possibly be a short lived one after a judge in Thessaloniki ruled it unconstitutional.

7th September         Ireland         Source: Online.ie/The Irish Examiner
State faces multi-million euro claims by gamblers
A Waterford based law firm appears to be building up a case against the Irish Tote for excepting bets from persons under 18.

6th September         Switzerland         Source: Casinos Austria International
Casino Schaffhausen Opens with Know-how from Austria

6th September         Israel         Source: Haaretz Online
70 detained in raid on illegal casinos

5th September         Israel       Source: Globes Online
Floating casino owners concealed NIS 100m revenue - police

4th September         Eilat, Israel        Source: Northern LightXinhua
Israeli police raid casino boats on suspicion of money laundering

4th September         Greece        Source: CNET News & The Register
In Greece, use a Game Boy, go to jail
Greek govt bans all computer games
There is now a total ban on all electronic games in Greece outside of casinos. This also includes the 4 games that come with Windows!

2nd September         Vienna       Source: Yahoo Germany/Reuters
BETandWIN weitet zum HJ Verlust aus, sieht Q4 positives EBITDA
The Austrian company now advertises on German TV channel SAT 1 and offers Internet based betting in running on live Bundesliga soccer.

1st September         Schaffhausen, Switzerland       Source: Yahoo Germany Photos/AP
Verona Feldbusch laesst die erste goldene Kugel rollen
Silvia Affolter, moderierten Eroeffnung des Casino Schaffhausen
Photos from the opening gala, Verona Feldbusch spinning the fist ball. €30,000 was donated to victims of the flooding in central Europe.
 







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