Casino news round up

Lotto winner to share winnings
The UK’s biggest ever lottery winner who won a staggering £35 million has said she will share the winnings with her estranged husband. Angela Kelly was on just £21,000 a year working for the post office. Ms. Kelly would have had to work 1,600 years to earn the £35,425,411 she won in last Friday’s EuroMillions triple rollover jackpot.

Finland will increase slots age to 18
Finland’s MSAH has said that in order to reduce compulsive and habitual use of slot machines it will increase the age of legal play to 18. Currently slots players only have to be 15 – the lowest in Europe – to play slots.

Fred says yes to an IPO
The UK’s forth biggest bookmaker said that it will go ahead with a £600 million IPO despite unfavorable market conditions.  The cocksure founder Fred Done has hired NM Rothschild to advise the move.

Bet Fred is still licensed in the Dutch Antilles which does not appear on the DCMS’ white list which means that come September 1st this year it will be unable to advertise its off shore gambling operation in the UK legally.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-08-17 13:02:01




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