It will be in force until a special law is approved
(Ukraine).- The Ukrainian parliament has adopted law on a ban on the operation of gambling businesses and participating in gaming.
The $7,000 buy-in main event will be televised in the country
(Russia).- The second stop of the PokerStars Russian Poker Tour will take place in Moscow at the Hotel Renaissance through May 16.
Net income for the three-month period grew by 69 % over the same period in 2008
(Italy).- Italian lottery and gaming operator Gruppo Lottomatica has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2009 showing year-on-year growth in both net income and earnings.
To be held in Moscow on June 9-11
(Russia).- Mikhail Schetinin, Vice governor of Altaysky region, will report about the situation at “Siberian coin” gambling zone. The opportunities and development period of Russian gambling zones will be the subjects of wide speculation during the conference within the show.
In order to adapt to the crisis
(Spain).- ILD company, promoter of Gran Scala project in Los Monegros, had to revise its schedules and its financial plan to adapt to the current situation of worldwide crisis.
OPAP and Turkcell failed to meet the minimum bid of us$ 1.6 billion
(Turkey).- Turkey has abandoned the tender for the privatization of Milli Piyango, the country's national lottery. The country has abandoned the tender for the privatization of Milli Piyango, the country's national lottery, Reuters reports.
The City Hall would not tolerate gambling under the guise of competitive poker
(Russia).- Moscow will not permit "surrogate gaming facilities" after the mandated closing of all casinos on July 1, Deputy Mayor Sergei Baidakov said this week, Itar-Tass reported.
Although it has less exhibitors and less space, it had more public than ever
(Spain).- Recent Andalusian Gaming and Gambling Trade show, held in the midst of the crisis and preceded by constant rumors about its cancellation, had a very positive 28th edition in terms of attendance, concluding one of its most successful exhibitions of the past years.
It is now European largest independent online poker network
(Sweden).- Swedish online gaming software developer Boss Media has announced that its International Poker Network (IPN) has just welcomed its three millionth player with current growth showing no sign of slowing.
The plan would also tighten measures against other forms of illegal gambling
(Switzerland).- In Switzerland, the Government has announced plans to liberalize its online gambling market by offering operators a limited number of licenses while keeping a ban on wagers placed through telephone and interactive television.