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Ahern denies casino scheme had his 'implicit approval'

International News Brief: Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has dismissed claims that he gave implicit approval to the National Lottery to enter talks with a Manchester businessman about becoming involved in his plans for a casino in Dublin.

Ireland: Councillors support may be needed for Castlebar casino planning application

International News Brief: A Castlebar casino owner has been ordered by the Circuit Court to close down his business pending the outcome of a planning application.

Racing Post deal enters the final furlong

International News Brief: A group of Irish investors is close to clinching a deal to buy the Racing Post newspaper, considered the bible of British horseracing.

'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'.

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.

Poker stars confirmed for Irish Poker Open

ome of poker's most influential and well known stars from the US and across Europe have confirmed their participation in the 26th Irish Poker Open being held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin over Easter weekend 2007.

CelebPoker offers Irish Open prize

$6,500 prize package including $1,800 travel and accommodation money for the Irish Open tournament, on the tables of CelebPoker.

IGCE scheduled for Dublin

The International Gaming Conference & Expo has now scheduled its first gathering for 2007 in Dublin, Ireland once again.

Ladbrokes opens more shops in Ireland

International News Brief: Betting chain Ladbrokes plans to open up to 45 bookmaking shops in Ireland over the next two years, according to Joe Lewins, managing director of the company’s Irish operation.

Irish lotto raises ticket price

International News Brief: The slogan of its new advertising campaign is 'think bigger', and that's what Ireland's national lottery itself is doing by increasing the minimum charge.

IGCE Features Industry Leaders

The International Gaming Conference & Expo will feature an extensive and comprehensive program and roster of speakers.

CryptoLogic Moves to Dublin

News Brief: CryptoLogic's top leadership will move in January to Dublin, Ireland, closer to London, epicentre of on-line gambling, and to major customers in Europe.

Paddy Power Considers Land Casino

nternational News Brief: Paddy Power is considering opening a casino in Ireland if the Government opts to regulate the gaming industry.

Dublin Hosts IGCE

The International Gaming Conference & Expo is slated to take place November 5-7 in Dublin at the historic Fitzpatrick Castle.

Irish Finance Minister Led Cabinet Calls for Justice Minister to Scrap Casinos Ban

International News Brief: Under pressure from cabinet ministers, Irish Justice Minister last week amended his proposals to close casinos in favour of regulation of the industry.

Don't Gamble with Jobs and Tourism

International News Brief: The closure of Ireland’s fledgling casino sector would mean the loss of 500 jobs, cost the economy millions of euros a year in tax revenues and discourage tourism.

Irish Tournament Supports Homeless Charity

Irish poker legend Padraig Parkinson has organised some of the world’s best poker players to come to Dublin to play in a tournament in support of homeless charity, Simon Dublin.

Irish Official Looks to End Gambling Clubs Growth

International News Brief: Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has vowed to bring the country’s gambling clubs to their knees. For decades, Irish gambling clubs have operated in a legislative grey area because, unlike every other country in the EU, Ireland has no law specifically governing casinos.

Inside Gaming: Locals Casinos in Safe Game of Catch-Up

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

PaddyPowerPoker Hosts Irish Poker Tournament, in association with Liam Flood and the Merrion Casino Club, release details of the €1 million prize pool 25th Irish Open poker tournament.

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