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  • 27 February 2007

    SpectraBingo Offers Spectra-cular Prizes and Jackpots!!

    Spectra Bingo is a rising star in the online Bingo community! You may remember Spectra Bingo as the place where Games and Casino player “Denise” cashed out £1,800 from Spectra Bingo’s sign up offer of £1 to new players completely free of charge. Well, Spectra Bingo has been making major upgrades to their website and adding even more new and innovative games for their player’s enjoyment.

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  • 26 February 2007

    Double Standards of US Politicians In Action

    There’s been a lot of talk recently through radio, articles and blogs regarding the double standard being used by the United States, most apparent lately in the area of gambling. As online gambling enthusiasts, we’ve seen US politicians assume the role of parent and pass judgment and legislation against the sins of online gambling and punished us by restricting the use of our own money in our own homes.

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  • 24 February 2007

    APCW Has A Way to Heal All Ills For VA With Online Gambling

    On February 16, 2007 the APCW announced a working partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Webcom Network for the purposes of identifying and exploring the possibilities of using the charitable online gaming model as a means to bring online gaming back to America while at the same time creating a dedicated revenue stream for the Veterans Administration.

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  • 22 February 2007

    New Slots coming Febuary 28th

    We have the previews of the new slots Microgaming is releasing around Febuary 28th! Porky’s Payout — a new 5 reel 25 payline slot that looks like it will be lots of fun! The High Life - a new 5 reel 5 line slot . But that’s not all……. We also have previews of 2 new video poker games too!

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  • 22 February 2007

    Fact or Fiction - Is Congressman Barney Frank Going To Challenge UIGEA?

    You know how rumors operate. Someone says something which is repeated by someone else and passed to another who in turn tells someone else. The trouble with rumors is that the original content very seldom stays intact along the way, not to mention the question of whether the original statement being rumored about was true.But it’s beyond me at this point to pass up the current rumor circulating regarding Congressman Barney Frank.

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  • 22 February 2007

    Poker Players Alliance Works To Change Unfair Gaming Laws

    Lincoln News Messenger (www.lincolnnewsmessenger.com) By: William W. Grey, Fresno Wednesday, February 21, 2007 5:41 PM PST During the midnight hours as the Senate was preparing to adjourn for the elections, the Port Security Act was passed. Senator Bill Frist attached the Unlawful Internet Gambling enforcement Act (UIGEA) to Port Security Act. Most of the senators had voted and left the Senate floor, their knowledge of the attachment is questionable.

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  • 22 February 2007

    INTERNET WAGERING MAY BE KEY TO SPORTS GAMBLING'S FUTURE

    EDMONTON JOURNAL Curtis Stock, Journal Sports Writer Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 EDMONTON — When it comes to betting on sports, it seems the gambling industry has left no stone unturned. There are government-sanctioned Sport Select kiosks in virtually every corner store, casinos in every corner of the city and chances to bet on just about any horse race in the world at Edmonton Northlands.

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  • 22 February 2007

    Online Gambling Continues To Grow In US Despite Gambling Ban

    KBTV.com Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Ysabel Bilbao/KTVB BOISE — It is America’s hottest past time — the digital age has put poker back on top of the world. Long gone are the days of smoke-filled basement poker nights. These days all you need is a computer, Internet access and a credit card. But it’s illegal. So who is playing and who is watching? NewsChannel 7 investigates the online gambling craze. Forget the poker face, this is about the mouse and the couch.

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  • 22 February 2007

    Antigua To Help In Efforts to Collect BetonSports Debt

    Gambling 911 has reported that the Antiguan government is stepping in to assist in the debt collection process for monies owed to BetonSports which would then be used to pay BoS customers and employees. It’s believed there was over a million dollars in company funds still within payment processors that would assist greatly in their goal of paying the debt owed by BoS. Other areas of collection where monies are still owed to BoS , at least on paper, is in advertising.

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  • 18 February 2007

    Online Gambling Service Now Offered At Flybe

    MARKETING WEEK 15-Feb-07 Flybe, the low cost airline, is providing its customers with a new on-line gambling service as part of its strategy to boost its ancillary services. The service will allow visitors to the Flybe website to play games such a roulette and poker through the site. The service, which is a partnership with Finnish gaming operator PAF Group, launches this week. As part of the deal, PAF will provide the gaming licence and access to the online games.

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  • 18 February 2007

    VFW WebCOM And APCW Plan For US Vets Future

    The Association of Players, Casinos and Webmasters (APCW) has been seeking viable ways to bring online gaming back to America in a legal and regulated format for the past several months.

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  • 18 February 2007

    FirePay Puts Canadian Online Gamblers On Notice - You're Out

    February 17, 2007FirePay announced to it’s members it plans to do away with Canadian payments to online gambling merchants beginning February 21, 2007.“Important policy change for Canadian FirePay account holdersEffective February 21, 2007, FirePay (www.firepay.com) will no longer allow Canadian consumer payments to online gambling merchants.Effective February 28, 2007, FirePay (www.firepay.com) will no longer allow Canadian consumers to receive payments from online gambling merchants.

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  • 16 February 2007

    CryptoLogic Posts Profits Down 70.6% Since US Gambling Law

    Winnipeg Free Press Thu Feb 15, 2007 TORONTO (CP) – Gaming software producer CryptoLogic Inc. (TSX:CRY) said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dropped 70.6 per cent to US$1.7 million in its first report reflecting financial performance since the U.S. government declared a ban on online gambling. For the ended Dec. 31, the company’s earnings were equivalent to 12 cents per diluted share, down from $5.8 million or 43 cents per share, in the same period last year.

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  • 16 February 2007

    Casualty List From US Online Gambling Ban Continues To Grows As Neteller Cuts 250 Jobs

    Neteller reported today that it plans to cut 220 jobs in Canada and 30 in the UK; a direct result of their exit from the US market which was escalated by the arrest of its founders in the US last month. The arrests were the latest in a long list of actions taken by the US against the online gambling industry in an intense effort to cease all online gaming within its borders.

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  • 15 February 2007

    US Attorney's Office Holds Off Indictment And Onto Neteller Customer Funds

    G&C Editors Note: It’s unclear whether Neteller founders, Lefebvre and Lawrence, were in court for the preliminary hearing or whether the hearing even took place. Very little information is available at this time. This will be updated as information comes in. USA TODAY 2/14/2007 10:55 PM ET By Jon Swartz, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO — The waiting game for thousands of U.S. patrons with money tied up in an online payment service under federal investigation just got longer. The U.S.

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  • 13 February 2007

    5th Annual European Casino Affiliate Convention In Amsterdam May 3 - 5

    NEW YORK-(Business Wire)-February 13, 2007 – Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the Casino Affiliate Convention and Gaming Marketing Conference will be held on May 3-5, 2007 in Amsterdam at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel. For the past five years the Amsterdam Casino Affiliate Convention (www.CasinoAffiliateConvention.com) has covered European marketing and advertising for the casino, poker, bingo and sportsbook industry.

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  • 11 February 2007

    ONLINE GAMBLERS ' SADLY MISTAKEN'; NO CHANGES TO ONLINE GAMBLING BAN SAYS AGA

    LAS VEGAS SUN Jeff Simpson on why it’s unlikely the online gambling ban will be reversed February 11, 2007 at 7:18:8 PST American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf told me last week that if online poker players are confident they can persuade Congress to pass a law that would define poker as a game of skill, they’re sadly mistaken.

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  • 10 February 2007

    Canada First Nation To Establish Online Gambling Haven Like Kahnawake

    EDMONTON JOURNAL Jason Markusoff; with files from the Canadian Press Published: Saturday, February 10, 2007 EDMONTON – There is a glimmer of hope the Alexander First Nation can successfully fend off a showdown the government has threatened over the band’s attempts to create a haven for online casinos, legal experts say.

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  • 09 February 2007

    Sullum Opines 'Neteller's Open and Honest Conspiracy'

    REASON MAGAZINE::REASON ONLINE Jacob Sullum, Senior Editor, Reason Magazine | February 7, 2007 Although Stephen Lawrence and John Lefebvre are charged with money laundering, there was nothing sneaky about their “conspiracy.” In 1999 the two Canadians co-founded Neteller, an online payment processing company, now based in the Isle of Man, that openly specialized in serving online gamblers.

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  • 09 February 2007

    UK Looks To Antigua and Barbuda In Developing International Online Gambling Regulations

    Caribbean Net News Friday, February 9, 2007 ST JOHN’S, Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission, Division of Gaming has announced that the country expects to play a key role in developing international regulations and legislation for remote gambling following publication of the UK Government’s communique regarding the 2006 International Summit on Remote Gambling.

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  • 08 February 2007

    Canada Probes Indian Nation's Online Gambling Plans

    CANADA.com Jason Markusoff, Shawn Ohler, CanWest News Svc; Edmonton Journal Thursday, February 08, 2007 EDMONTON – A northern Alberta First Nation that is offering to host online casinos is under investigation by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. The commission says it will crack down on what it deems would be illegal gambling.

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  • 08 February 2007

    Canada Province To Conduct Online Gambling Survey

    The Calgary Sun Thu, February 8, 2007 By TODD SAELHOF, SUN MEDIA The city’s top Catholic and fellow-social activists are furious over a possible provincial cash grab through online gambling. Bishop Fred Henry calls media reports the Alberta government planned to collect revenue through Internet betting as “an intemperate, ill-advised, immoral decision. “It should be a short study,” Henry said yesterday of a government survey to gauge opinions about Internet gambling.

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  • 08 February 2007

    US Prosecutors Are Reason US Customers Can't Access Funds According To Neteller

    CNN CNNMoney.com February 8 2007: 9:11 AM EST LONDON (Reuters) — British payment processor NETeller said Thursday U.S. prosecutors had seized funds, stopping U.S. customers from accessing their money, the latest move in an online gaming sting. NETeller, which quit the United States last month after authorities arrested its two founders, said it was cooperating with an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Southern District of New York.

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  • 08 February 2007

    Neteller Issues Press Release, Working To Return Funds

    PRESS RELEASE 8 February 2007 – NETELLER Plc (LSE: NLR), the leading global independent online money transfer business, today issued the following update with regard to its US business and criminal charges against two of its founders.

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  • 08 February 2007

    US Gambling Legislation Affects Lasseters Bottom Line

    Australian IT Ben Woodhead FEBRUARY 08, 2007 ONLINE casino Lasseters has suffered a 35 per cent slump in first half revenue after changes to gambling laws forced the company to fold its US operations in October last year. Lasseters also swung into the red in the six months to December 31 as US income dried up and high technology depreciation costs turned a $823,531 net profit a year ago into a $4.9 million loss. The company’s $7.1 million pre-tax loss included $6.

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  • 07 February 2007

    New Slots Reviews

    Our New Slots page has been updated and ready for you to read about the newest Online slots. Microgaming has release 2 new slots Prime Property - a great 40 payline slot with free spins and scatters! Magic Spell – a fun new slot match M A G I C and see what you win! Rival Gaming has another new slot (word on the street is this will be a monthly event!) Reel Party - a Great addition for the New Year! Keep an eye out for more new slots coming soon!

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  • 06 February 2007

    ANTIGUA WILL LOOK TO EU FOR ONLINE GAMBLING SUPPORT

    Antigua Sun Tuesday February 06 2007 The position of a senior European Union official that America’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is “protectionist” has sparked the attention of Antigua & Barbuda gaming officials.

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  • 06 February 2007

    US Trying To Link Online Gambling To Terrorism

    LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS BY BOB SHEMELIGIAN The chips are down for principals in online gambling operations, and the cyberspace scenario is probably going to get worse. That’s because federal officials, already incensed over billions in gambling revenues leaving the U.S., are trying to link Web gambling to terrorism.

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  • 06 February 2007

    YouTeller Claim Of Certification In Doubt

    eGaming Review A new payments processor which says it will be open for business in March this year appears to be falsely claiming to be certified by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA). YouTeller claims on its website to be a trademark of a company called Seed Capital Ltd, and gives an address in east London. A link on the company’s contacts page then diverts to the FSA register of Small E-Money Issuers where a company called Seed Capital Ltd is indeed listed.

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  • 05 February 2007

    Online Gambling Ban Brings Back Bookies

    The Salt Lake Tribune By Peter Sanders The Wall Street Journal Today, a 28-year-old Hollywood assistant named Seth plans to enjoy the Super Bowl in the same way millions of other football fans will – he’ll bet on it. How, exactly, will he wager that $100 burning a hole in his pocket? One thing he knows for sure is that he won’t do it legally. Trekking to Vegas for the weekend is out of the question.

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