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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 Jackpot

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

EU Launches Lawsuits

International News Brief: European Union regulators will today issue legal challenges to France, Spain and other governments for hindering takeovers or competition in industries from energy to gambling.

Gambler Sues French Casino

International News Brief: A ruined French gambler yesterday sued a casino for failing to prevent him losing his money.

French Man and Son Win Euro Millions Jackpot

International News Brief: A jobless 55-year-old Frenchman and one of his seven children shared a prize of 75.88 million euros Saturday after selecting combinations of the family's ages in the multi-nation Euro Millions lottery.

GTECH, French Lottery Sign Agreement

GTECH Corporation has signed a product sale agreement with the operator of the French National Lottery, La Francaise Des Jeux.

France Close to Allowing Online Casino Gambling

International News Brief: The French online casino business has been in full swing for several years.

The French Out Bet the British in Online Gambling

International News Brief: The French have taken to online gambling like a duck a l'orange to water, according to Europe-wide figures from analysts Nielsen//NetRatings.

Dreams Of Jumbo Luxuries For Megajet Might Not Fly

International News Brief: Imagine gambling in a casino, working out on a treadmill and going shopping while flying across an ocean.

Betandwin to Sponsor French Handball Team

The betandwin Group has entered into an extensive sponsoring venture with France’s handball team.

Paris World Poker Tour Event Sold Out

Lakes Entertainment reports that the Aviation Club de France, the leading Parisian poker salon, has 205 players registered for its sold out World Poker Tour tournament.

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