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Adelson gives up on Israeli casino

International News Brief: Gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson said he has given up hope of building a casino in Israel.

Inside gaming column: W died, but Edge may have new plan

Edge Group's dreams of building a large resort along Harmon Avenue may have new life, a Reuters report from Israel suggests.

Adelson funds Israel birthright program

International News Brief: Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his physician wife Miriam have announced that they will pay for 2,000 young Jewish adults to take part in the Taglit-birthright Israel program.

Online casino exec offers $1 billion for peace

nternational News Brief: Israeli online casino magnate, Avi Shaked, has offered $1 billion dollars to Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniye if he reaches a peace agreement with his Israeli counterpart.

Israel horse track betting suspended

International News Brief: Israel has opened its first licensed horse-racing track, but betting was suspended on the opening race at the Nir Yaffe Stadium.

Casinos Recommended for Israel

International News Brief: A casino in Eilat and later in Mizpe Ramon and at the Dead Sea are among the recommendations of the national task force headed by Dan Hotels chairman Michael Federman that examined ways of boosting the number of tourists visiting Israel.

Israeli Poker Tournament Begins in February

International News Brief: The Israel Poker Association's Pokerface 2006 tournament commences February 7 at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.

Israeli Police Bust Websites

International News Brief: The police department's National Fraud Squad launched an investigation on Monday against Israeli websites, including the popular portal Walla, for allegedly posting advertisements for illegal gambling sites.

Israel Official Won't Promote Eilat Casino

International News Brief: Israel’s Minister of Tourism Avraham Hirchson says that he would not promote the Eilat casino project at this time.

Israeli Wins Seat in Master of Classics

Seventy-nine players entered the 2005 Israeli Poker Championship, paying a buy-in of approximately $255.

Israeli Government Discusses Casino Plans

The Israeli Financial Cabinet will discuss in its upcoming session about allowing the first Israeli casino to be built in Eilat, Israel's most popular vacation destination and seaside resort.

Namtiori Launches BetOnBourse Game

Namtiori Ltd. introduces BetOnBourse, a unique Stock Exchange platform betting game that delivers fast action, moment by moment excitement, and up-front profits for operators.

Israeli Government Running Slot Machines

International News Brief: While Israeli legislators debate the legality of gambling, Mifal Hapayis Lottery Authority has 500 slot machines operating in restaurants and pubs, all authorized by the Ministry of Finance.

Inside Gaming Column: Adelson Promises Casinos for Israel

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

Place Your Bets Now As Lanir's Empire Online Prepares to Float

International News Brief: Israelis may find themselves barred from gambling on the betting Web sites marketed by Israeli Naom Lanir, but they will all be invited to invest in his company Empire Online.

Empire Online Plans Float

International News Brief: Noam Lanir is planning to float Empire Online, which provides marketing techniques to online casinos, at an estimated $1 billion company valuation.

Israeli Official Looks to Vegas for Casino Model

International News Brief: Israeli Tourism Minister Avraham Herschson, who is eager to give the green light to a casino in Eilat, is scheduled to take a delegation to Las Vegas in June to learn about the casino industry.

Israel Moves Forward with Casino Legalization

International News Brief: After years of debate, the government is moving forward at a brisk pace towards legalizing casinos in Israel.

Israel Begins Casino Paperwork

International News Brief: Israel’s Minister of Finance Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Finance Committee today that he was beginning practical preparations for construction of a casino in Eilat.

Israeli Official Wants Casinos in Eilat

International News Brief: Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proposed that Israel change the law and allow casino gambling hotels to operate in Eilat.

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