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Ireland: Campaign to oppose electronic betting

International news brief: A row over the introduction of electronic gaming machines in Irish betting shops has intensified.

Irish government to raise tax on betting

International news brief: Ireland's government plans to double the country's tax on betting.

Jimmy McSweeney wins record breaking Ladbrokes.com Irish Poker Festival

Capacity-busting 832 entrants create a prize pool of €416,000 at Killarney, Ireland tournament.

Ireland: Gambling on new jobs

News brief: New positions in casinos and with online gambling sites are predicted to generate €280m in exchequer returns by 2020.

Ireland: Casino operators say regulation could create 3,000 jobs

International news brief: The body that represents casino operators in Ireland says regulation of the sector could have huge benefits for the economy.

Tribunal wants to quiz former Irish PM over plans for casino

International News Brief: The Mahon Tribunal intends to question former taoiseach Bertie Ahern on plans for a casino development in Dublin when he returns to the witness box tomorrow.

Irish Poker Festival winner named

The sixth annual €150,000 guaranteed Irish Poker Festival at the Macau Sporting Club, Cork has been won by Irishman Rob Taylor.

British poker pro prevails at Paddy Power Irish Open

Neil Channing takes out home-crowd favorite Donal Norton heads–up and goes home to London with a €801,400 check after winning the €3 Million paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open in Dublin on Monday.

Chips not down yet for Shannon casino

International News Brief: The businessman behind the proposed casino for Shannon said that the chips are not down yet on his plan.

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.

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