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Portugal on verge of regulating online poker

Portugal very likely to regulate online poker in July, bringing the country in line with other European counterparts who have regulated it.

IGT ready for a rebound

The major slot manufacturer is proceeding with several initiatives that are designed to ward off the competition.

PokerStars launches Portugal Poker Series

The three-event season begins in Vilamoura at the renowned Casino Vilamoura on April 14-17.

The Netherlands, South Africa take different approaches to iGaming

This week, two countries have announced that are taking vastly different approaches to online gambling. While the Netherlands has decided to license and regulate online poker — and online poker only — South Africa's courts have banned online gambling completely.

Bwin loses Portuguese monopoly challenge

International news brief: Bwin lost a challenge to Portugal's sports-betting monopoly after a EU court said gambling restrictions are legal if they target fraud and crime.

Portuguese Casino Revenues Up

International News Brief: Revenue at Portuguese casinos rose by 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2006, against the same year-ago period, to 83 million euros, thus changing eth downward trend that had been felt over the last few quarters.

New Casino to Open

News Brief: The Lisbon Casino has already set an opening date, according to Mário Assis Ferreira, administrator of the Estoril Sol society.

BetandWin.com's Sponsorship of Portugal Soccer League Probed

International News Brief: Portugal will probe online gaming company BetandWin.com Interactive Entertainment AG's sponsorship of the country's national soccer league.

60 Cents Wins Slot Jackpot

International News Brief: A couple walked into a casino near the Lisbon, Portugal over the weekend and left minutes later with 641,215 euros after putting a total of just 60 cents into a slot machine, a casino spokeswoman said.

Casino Estoril Awards Record Prize Money

International News Brief: Portugal's Casino Estoril says it awarded a record 32.3 million euros in prize money in January.

Bookies Favor Portugal to Win Euro 2004

International News Brief: Portugal is odds-on favourite to beat Greece in the Euro 2004 final Sunday even though the Greeks beat the host country in the tournament's opening game.

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