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September - October 2004

31st October           Dublin, Ireland          Irish Business Post
Massive tax threat to E1bn online betting business
Irish tax officials are arguing that Dublin based Betdaq could be liable to VAT on all betting transactions.

28th October           Oslo, Norway
Government to appeal gambling ruling
The Norwegian Government is set to appeal a 2003 Oslo court ruling that a planned government monopoly on gambling from 2006 violates European Economic Area regulations.

28th October           Amsterdam          Press Portal - Holland Casino Press release
Das grösste Pokerturnier Europas - jetzt noch grösser im Holland Casino Amsterdam

25th October           Vienna & Singapore
Casinos Austria an Einstieg in Singapur interessiert
Casinos Austria are one of a number of International casino operators to have expressed an intererest in operating a casino in Singapore.

18th October           Niedersachsen, Germany          Financial Times
The chips are down as sale of Germany's casinos looms

17th October           Sweden          The Malta Independent
Undersexed Swedes turn to on-line gambling

3rd October           Israel          Israel National News/Arutz Sheva
Casino for Gaza

28th September           Israel          Arutz Sheva/Israel National News & Israel Insider
Sharon Advisor Planning Casino on Ruins of Gush Katif?
A Casino for Gaza? The Weissglas connection exposed

24th September           Bern, Switzerland          SF DRS
Höhere Einsätze und Gewinne in Casinos mit B-Konzession
From the 1st November Swiss Class B casinos can offer slots with a maximum bet of €25 and a jackpot of €25,000.

21st September           Monaco          PRNewswire
Poker Pros Set to Make History on the French Riviera at Monte Carlo Millions

18th September           Hannover, Germany
Alter Skandal löst neuen Eklat aus - SPD zeigt Finanzminister an
More on the proposed privatisation of Spielbank Niedersachsen, and the management scam at  Hittfeld during the 90's that is believed to have netted several million Deutschmarks.

17th September           Lisbon, Portugal          Lusa News Agency &  Diário Económico
Casino Lisboa: Estoril Sol compra Pavilhão do Futuro, abertura em Setembro 2005
Estoril Sol investe 17,6 M€ na compra das instalações do futuro Casino de Lisboa

12th September           Dublin           Sunday Business Post
Members' clubs provide an outlet for Irish gamblers
A look at Ireland's Private member gambling clubs. Gaming is regulated under laws that were initially drawn up in the 1950's.

12th September           Amsterdam           Czech Happenings/
Dutch police arrest suspect related to attack at Prague casino

8th September           Hannover. Niedersachsen
Halbe Millionen zum 37. Geburtstag!
A player celebrating his 37th Birthday at the Hannover Spielbank won €508.947,50 on the Niedersachsen-Jackpot WAP on the 6th September.

8th September           Paris          Reuters
Accor Core Profit Lags Estimates
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