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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.

Paris Casino Robbed

International News Brief: Two masked gunmen burst into the Aviation-Club de France casino on the Champs Elysees on Tuesday, ordered staff and players to lie on the floor and raided the tills.

Bid for the Record Sportsbook and Casino™ has released odds on the outright winner of the 2004 Tour De France.

Punters Eye 15 Million Euro Lottery Jackpot

International News Brief: Britain, France and Spain’s national lottery operators are offering a new joint lottery, ‘Euro Millions.’. The first drawing is this Friday the 13th.

French Wagering Company Taking Internet Wagers

International News Brief:, a French Web site dedicated to French racing, has begun accepting wagers via the Internet and could generate an annual handle of $51.2-million.

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