UK Poker News
Lords scupper super-casino plan
eers have rejected a decision to build the UK's first super-casino in Manchester by just three votes. It means the plans will not be implemented, even though MPs backed the proposal by a majority of 24. The Lords vote also means that plans for 16 smaller casinos around the UK will have to be shelved. Culture...
Added: 28th March 2007 || Source: BBC.co.uk - View full story
Final Budget to introduce licence fee for online casinos
Gordon Brown is expected to use his last Budget speech on Wednesday to introduce a new gaming tax for online casinos and poker companies. The announcement will coincide with the presentation of a report by a parliamentary committee that will criticise the process that led to Manchester being...
Added: 19th March 2007 || Source: Independent.co.uk - View full story
New rules for UK gaming adverts
Strict new rules on UK gambling advertising will be applied when the Gambling Act comes into force on September 1. They are reportedly "aimed at promoting social responsibility, with particular regard for the need to protect children and vulnerable members of society, when gambling operators are allowed...
Added: 18th March 2007 || Source: CardPlayer.com - View full story
USA probes banks for info on Pacific Poker & Party Poker parents: 888Holdings & PartyGaming
The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has requested information from investment banks, law and accountancy firms that supported IPOs for Pacific Poker parent 888 Holdings, and PartyGaming, parent to Party Poker, as part of a probe into online gambling in the United States according to banking...
Added: 23rd January 2007 || Source: PokerPages.com - View full story
Gutshot court case gets underway
The long-awaited Court Case involving the Gutshot Private Members' Club has finally begun at Snaresbrook Crown Court in East London. Chairman of the Gutshot Club, Derek Kelly, stands accused of illegally holding poker games in contravention of the Gaming Act 1968. The case revolves chiefly around the...
Added: 11th January 2007 || Source: PokerNews.com - View full story
HSBC hit poker players in the pocket
HSBC has joined a growing list of UK banks who will soon charge extra interest on credit card transactions which are used for gambling. Poker players who use their HSBC issued credit cards can expect to pay more from February 1st. HSBC customers are well known for having troubles when it comes to funding...
Added: 4th January 2007 || Source: PokerNews.com - View full story
UK's most important court case in poker history
The New Year will bring the most awaited verdict in the history of UK poker. Is poker a game of skill? Now, this is in the history of UK poker alone for a little known fact, not often seen in the forum postings, is that European law has already judged poker as a game of skill - well, almost. One of poker's finest...
Added: 23rd December 2006 || Source: PokerNews.com - View full story
CryptoLogic sign three year deal with UK poker site
CryptoLogic, one of the leading casino software developers has announced a three year deal with DTDPoker.com to be their software provider. The new site, which is called DUSKTILLDAWN, launched today. "With DUSKTILLDAWN, CryptoLogic adds a dynamic brand to its growing list of poker customers,"...
Added: 13th December 2006 || Source: Jackpot.co.uk - View full story
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