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    • 17 March 2007

      Frank Promises Details On Repeal Of Online Gambling Ban

      REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Rep. Barney Frank said on Thursday he will give details in the coming weeks on possible legislation to repeal a ban imposed last year on online gambling. In an interview, the chairman of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee said he is in no hurry and plans to consult with others on the matter. “I’m not ready to give you more details, but I will be by next week or so. We’ll talk more about it later.

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    • 17 March 2007

      March 17th Is Your Lucky Day At Cake Poker!

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    • 15 March 2007

      American Gaming Association Has 'No Comment' On Repeal Of UIGEA

      eGaming Review Following yesterday’s news that US Congressman Barney Frank had confirmed he was working on legislation to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, the American Gaming Association (AGA), the trade body for the US land-based casino industry, told eGaming Review that it would not comment on the development other than to reiterate its view on the matter.

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    • 14 March 2007

      Barney Frank Works On Legislation To Repeal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

      eGaming Review The office of US Congressman Barney Frank, who is chairman of the House financial services committee, has confirmed that he is currently working on legislation to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The news item appeared this afternoon on the Financial Times website and has been confirmed to eGaming Review by Frank’s press department. The details of how any repeal would take action have not been worked out and no timeframe was given.

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    • 14 March 2007

      European Court Ruling Welcomed By Online Gaming In Europe

      It looks like things are looking up in some parts of the online gambling world; particularly in Europe! The European Court of Justice, Europe’s highest court, ruled that Italy can’t stop bookmakers from other countries from operating in that country. Italy was using their legal system to protect their own state run gambling model and keep it as a monopoly. They aren’t the only ones that were trying to do that either.

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    • 14 March 2007

      Speculation On Dropped Charges For Neteller Founders Fuels Online Gaming Stock Rise

      UK online gambling stock rose earlier this month amid speculation that US Congressman Barney Frank was going to introduce legislation calling for a review of UIGEA. Now new gossip floating the current rise in UK gambling stock credits the speculation that charges against Lefebvre and Lawrence, Neteller founders arrested in February and held in the US are about to be dropped.

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    • 13 March 2007

      Online Gambling Sites Work Around UIGEA

      San Francisco Chronicle Tom Somach, Special to The Chronicle Monday, March 12, 2007 Thinking of going online and wagering on a few games in the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament? Uncle Sam doesn’t want you to, but he’s having trouble stopping anyone. The government’s latest effort to get Americans to stop gambling via the Internet has been largely ineffective, according to the online gambling industry.

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    • 13 March 2007

      Online Gambling Charges Dropped In Landmark Decision In Phillipines

      Declaring Internet Gambling was not covered by Presidential Drecree 1602 which deals with penalties for illegal gambling, the city prosecutor’s office dismissed the illegal gambling charges brought by the Nationl Bureau of Investigation against British Grand Vision International in Clark, Phillipines.

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    • 13 March 2007

      China Adds Online Gaming To National Security Risk List

      THE REGISTER By Burke Hansen in San Francisco → More by this author Monday 12th March 2007

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    • 13 March 2007

      UK Ban On Gambling Ads Dropped

      SKY.com Tuesday March 13, 2007 Casinos, betting shops and online gambling sites will be able to advertise on television under new rules announced today. The change in the rules come into force in September as part of the Gambling Act 2005. However, commercials must comply with a code which aims to ensure they are “socially responsible”. This means the adverts must not imply gambling can be a solution to financial problems and must not be directed at children or young people.

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    • 12 March 2007

      Man Gets Probation For Running Sports Gambling Operation

      Fon du Lac Reporter By Amie Jo Schaenzer A Ripon business owner who told a judge he didn’t make any money off a sports gambling operation he ran has been placed on probation for one year and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. During a plea and sentencing hearing Friday for Dan D. Mullowney, 46, three felony gambling charges were amended to misdemeanor gambling offenses.

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    • 09 March 2007

      Canada Warns Alberta Cree Band To Halt Online Gambling Plans

      Canada.com Tuesday, March 06, 2007 EDMONTON (CP) – Alberta’s top cop is warning a Cree band to halt plans to set up an Internet gambling haven on their reserve near Edmonton. Solicitor General Fred Lindsay also says he’s become aware that the Mohawks, who run illegal gambling operations in Quebec, have been advising the Alexander First Nation.

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    • 28 February 2007

      China Vows To Crush Online Gambling For Harmony's Sake

      THE REGISTER Anti-obsession controls already in place By Burke Hansen in San Francisco Wednesday 28th February 2007 Due to its proximity to mainland China, gambling development in Macau has exploded – recently even surpassing Las Vegas’ legendary Strip in revenue terms – and international players, such as Ladbrokes, have been positioning themselves to expand into the mainland itself when the time is right. It could be a long wait.

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    • 27 February 2007

      Former 888 CEO To Show At Interview With French Authorities

      eGaming Review eGaming Review has learned that John Anderson will attend the interview with the French authorities on March 13. 888 said in a statement this morning that its non-executive director and former chief executive had been asked to attend the interview with the French gaming authorities. The company added that the French market represented “an immaterial percentage of its business” and that it would continue to consult its legal advisers in relation to this matter.

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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! Bonus Poker 50 play Power Poker Bonus Poker 100 play Poker poker

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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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