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French step away from online gambling battle

International News Brief: France is preparing to bow to pressure from Brussels and agree to a partial liberalisation of its state-run betting monopolies.

'Despicable' rumours anger Irish rugby player

International News Brief: Ronan O'Gara has described allegations that he has had gambling and marital problems as 'despicable'.

French court overturns online gambling decision

International News Brief: France's top court has overturned a decision that banned a Maltese company from offering online betting on horse races in France, adding to pressure from the European Commission for an end to the French state monopoly.

Top French court rules against gambling monopoly

International News Brief: France's top court has overturned a decision that banned a Maltese company from offering online betting on horse races in France.

Brussels threatens court action over state betting monopolies

International News Brief: The European Commission will set itself on collision course with France, Sweden and Greece today when it orders them to end lucrative state-run sports betting monopolies.

bwin supports EU gambling decision

bwin welcomes today's decision by the European Commission to continue the infringement proceedings already instituted against France and Sweden in connection with gaming by issuing 'reasoned opinions.'

EU targeting France, Greece, Sweden over sports gambling

International News Brief: The European Commission will censure France, Greece and Sweden this week for restrictions they have put on sports gambling, sources close to the matter said Monday.

Clash of the football shirts

International News Brief: European football shirt sponsorship has emerged as the bizarre battleground for an increasingly bitter fight between offshore internet gambling groups and a handful of continental regulators.

Unibet's cyclists barred from Tour

International News Brief: A leading cycle team sponsored by online gambling firm Unibet has been excluded from the Tour de France because French law forbids advertising by foreign gaming companies.

Jockey makes winning return

International News Brief: Kieren Fallon, who made a winning return to racing in Ireland last week after serving a six-month ban, says the break could add years to his career.

WPT adjusts European schedule

The World Poker Tour, which earlier this week scrapped plans to tape the Grand Prix de Paris, will add a stop in Spain to replace the tournament in its Season Six schedule. The tournament will be held at Casino Barcelona, operated by Grup Peralada, in October, 2007.

National Poker League tour begins in Paris

The National Poker League, 2007 Global Circuit Tour kicks off with The Paris Open in France on May 13th at the Cercle Gaillon located near the Arc de Triomphe.

Former online exec summoned by French officials

nternational News Brief: John Anderson, the former chief executive of 888 Holdings, has been summoned for interview by the French authorities, the British online gamer said today, as question marks resurfaced about the legality of internet betting in the country.

NPL kicks off with Paris Open

The National Poker League reports their 2007 Global Circuit Tour beginning with The Paris Open in France on May 13th at the Cercle Gaillon Casino in the heart of Paris.

EPT cancels 2007 French Open

French authorities have forced the European Poker Tour to cancel the 2007 French Open, according to a statement on the European Poker Tour Web site.

Everest Poker sponsors French poker show

Everest Poker has taken France by storm by signing a sponsorship deal with a new poker TV show Direct Poker.

France's gambling numbers up

International News Brief: France’s gambling industry reports profits in the 2005-2006 season totalled 2.7 billion euros after payouts to gamblers.

EU Targets Members

International News Brief: The European Commission said it is prepared to target more EU member states deemed to be stifling competition in the sports gambling sector.

Private-Public Clash on Gambling

International News Brief: The detention of the heads of an Austrian online gambling company by French authorities has raised the stakes in a Europe-wide battle between lucrative state-sponsored betting monopolies and their upstart rivals on the Internet.

Frenchman Wins FreeLotto.com Jackpot

Eric Prevost is the first Frenchman to win ten million dollars in the "Superbucks" jackpot of FreeLotto.com, a stake-free lottery website.

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