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  • 09 November 2006

    FREE SPIN PROMOTION FOR NEW PLAYERS NOW ON AT RIVER BELLE CASINO

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  • 09 November 2006

    RIVER BELLE OFFERS 100 FREE SPINS ON TUNZAMUNNI PROGRESSIVE!

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  • 08 November 2006

    GAMBLING INDUSTRY RESHUFFLES ITS CARDS

    iGAMING BUSINESS 08-11-06 London, UK (Press Release) 7 November 2006 — Gaming companies have switched their focus from the huge US market to concentrate more on Europe and Asia; speculation is mounting regarding mergers between 888 and PartyGaming and /or Ladbrokes; London casinos are becoming important strategic asset for foreign gaming companies; new legislation in Britain next year will clear the way for super casinos and an influx of online gaming businesses and Ryan air have

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  • 08 November 2006

    BETonSPORTS AND U.S. MAKE DEAL

    REUTERS UK BETonSPORTS, U.S. reach stop-business agreement Mon Nov 6, 2006 5:10 PM GMT137 ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – BETonSPORTS Plc (BSS.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and government prosecutors have agreed on a court order permanently restraining the indicted online gaming company from taking bets in the United States, lawyers on both sides told a U.S. court in St. Louis on Monday.

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  • 08 November 2006

    eCOGRA OFFERS REGULATORY EXPERIENCE TO UK

    Monday 6 November 2006 LONDON, November 6 /PRNewswire/ — eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) www.ecogra.org, the online gambling industry’s independent player protection and standards authority, has offered to lend its regulatory experience to the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport. This follows on from its recent summit on internet gambling.

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  • 06 November 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING FIRMS SEE NO ADVANTAGES IN OPERATING OUT OF UK

    EDITOR’S OPThe talk around town, London Town that is, is that the British government’s attempts to get online gambling firms to base their operations in and pay tax to the UK is not going to fly . The Observer reported that John Healey, Treasury Minister for the UK was addressing tourism industry leaders last week. During his speech, he said the government is having problems fixing a tax rate to persuade online gambling firms to pay tax in the UK.

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  • 04 November 2006

    ARIZONA BATTLE FOR CONGRESS HEATS UP

    LOS ANGELES TIMES By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Janet Hook, Times Staff Writers November 3, 2006 BILLINGS, MONT. — Heading into the last days of the fight for control of Congress, both political parties moved Thursday to expand the battlefield, trying to revive campaigns that had been seen as lost causes. President Bush traveled to Montana to campaign for beleaguered GOP Sen. Conrad Burns, launching a final midterm drive for Republicans in mostly conservative states and districts.

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  • 04 November 2006

    MGM AND LADBROKES IN TAKEOVER TALKS WITH INTERNET GAMBLING SITES

    THE BUSINESS By : Simon Goodley And Ben Marlow 02/11/2006 America’s MGM Mirage and Britain’s Ladbrokes, two of the world’s largest gambling groups, have started exploratory takeover talks with internet rivals decimated by recent US Congress legislation banning online gambling. MGM, the world’s second-largest gambling group, is understood to have contacted a number of players in the sector, including poker market leader PartyGaming, to discuss a takeover.

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  • 04 November 2006

    NEW ARIZONA POLLS INDICATE PEDERSON WITH POSSIBLE LEAD

    Poker Players against Kyl POKER PLAYERS AGAINST KYL have anounced a positive lead in the polls for the Senate race in Arizona where Incumbent John Kyl (R) is challenged by Jim Pederson (D) NEW POLL: PEDERSON LEADS IN EARLY VOTING. 44 TO 40. Another poll shows that the campaign is closing further on 11/3/06. They are within the margin of error. The DSCC has just announced a $1 million ad buy in AZ.

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  • 04 November 2006

    INTERNET GAMBLING BILL A POSSIBLE PROBLEM FOR GOP ON NOV 7

    FOX NEWS Friday, November 03, 2006 NEW YORK — A Republican-sponsored effort to clamp down on Internet gambling may turn out to be a bad bet for the GOP. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which President Bush signed into law Oct. 13, has infuriated many voters who enjoy betting on sports or playing poker online, analysts said. Other observers, however, see little threat to Republicans from the law, calling it a relatively minor matter to most voters.

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  • 04 November 2006

    MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES THE CLOSURE OF ALL CASH PLAY AT SLOTS24

    SLOTS24.COM In a statement emailed Friday, Robert Ramsden, Senior Manager of Slots24 announced the close of ‘Cash Play’ at Slots24.

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  • 04 November 2006

    NOTICE FROM SLOTS24.COM

    SLOTS24.COM Due to the legal pandemonium in the United States, with regards to the new “Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act” Bill (HR4411), the detainment of several senior online-casino representatives in the US, and that given the majority of revenue from Slots24 is US based, we have unfortunately had to make the decision to close ‘Cash Play’ on Slots24. This will allow us to focus on our successful Lottery product (www.lottery24.

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  • 02 November 2006

    FRIST ANTE'S WITH ONLINE GAMBLING BAN, TIME FOR U.S. TO CALL - PEACEFUL PROTEST IN WASHINGTON

    EDITOR’S NOTE November 2, 2006 On Friday the 13th of October 2006, President Bush signed into law the Safe Port Act, a bill to tighten port security and make our country a safer place from terrorists. Attached to this bill was the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIEGA).

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  • 02 November 2006

    WTO LAST CHANCE FOR INTERNET GAMBLING IN US

    BLOOMBERG (www.bloomberg.com) By Warren Giles Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) — Antigua, the Caribbean island nation accounting for a quarter of online betting, says its effort to overturn a U.S. ban on Internet gambling through the World Trade Organization is a last chance for the industry. WTO arbitrators first backed Antigua’s claim that the U.S. illegally discriminated against foreign Internet betting companies two years ago. Last month, President George W.

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  • 31 October 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING CONFERENCE HOSTED BY GREAT BRITAIN - USA A 'NO SHOW'

    DAILY PRESS By JANE WARDELL – AP Business Writer – October 31, 2006, 8:19 AM EST ROYAL ASCOT, England — Officials from more than 30 countries debated ways to regulate the global Internet gaming industry on Tuesday, just weeks after the United States effectively banned online gambling.

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  • 31 October 2006

    NETELLER PROVISION OF SERVICES TO US CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW

    HEMSCOT Todney Hobson 31/10/06 13:27 Surprisingly strong quarterly figures from the online money transfer business has helped to assuage fears over the impact of anti-gambling legislation in the US. Surprisingly strong quarterly figures from the online money transfer business has helped to assuage fears over the impact of anti-gambling legislation in the US. NETeller signed up 3,218 customers in the third quarter to take the total to nearly 3.19m.

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  • 30 October 2006

    BUSH THUMBED NOSE AT WTO COMMITMENTS WITH THE SIGNING OF THE UIGEA

    EGAMINGPULSE On 13 October President Bush signed the law that triggered the market value meltdown of several internet gambling operators that derived much of their turnover from US punters (the most prominent being Partygaming, 888 Holdings and Sportingbet). What many people don’t know is that President Bush did so in complete disregard of US obligations under international law.

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  • 30 October 2006

    NELSON ROSE ON THE NEW ANTI INTERNET GAMING LAW

    POKER PLAYER by I. Nelson Rose Senator Bill Frist (R.- TN), doesn’t want to be President -he wants to be Dictator. Frist, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, used his position of power to ram through the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. He didn’t even give the members of Congress a chance to read the bill. They were told about it late Friday night, mere minutes before they recessed to campaign for reelection.

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  • 30 October 2006

    October New Slots

    October promises to be great with some new slots releases. Due Oct 31st Microgaming has 3 new bonus slots!! Pharaoh’s Tomb Flying Circus Dog Father Rival Gaming has 3 new ones and we have a review for one so far! Stay tuned for the other 2 reviews soon. For Love and Money Vegas Technology has one really great one called Reel Deal Read all about them on our New Slots page. And happy spinning!

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  • 30 October 2006

    PARTYGAMING AND 888 MERGER IN THE WORKS

    THE TIMES The Times Online (www.timesonline.co.uk) Louise Armitstead and Matthew Goodman TWO of the biggest UK-listed online poker operators, Party Gaming and 888 Holdings, have held preliminary talks about a possible merger to create a £1.6 billion company. Both firms have been trying to find a way to cope after sales were hit by the introduction of laws banning online gambling in America.

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  • 30 October 2006

    Gambling Legislation Poses Low Risk To Online Gamblers

    THE OREGONIAN Sunday, October 29, 2006 ALEX PULASKI Peter Dumdeang’s voice rose above the TV patter in a bare-walled East Portland apartment, his insistence interrupting two other men who, like him, appeared hypnotized by their laptops. Things were desperate. Down to his last chips Thursday in an Internet poker tourney, Dumdeang needed one of two cards to survive. “C’mon, eight,” he pleaded. “Eight of hearts on the river.

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  • 29 October 2006

    Two New G-fed Poker Reviews Added

    We’ve added two new poker rooms to Games and Casino. Commodore Poker and Scarlet Poker run on the Gambling Federation software platform and come recommended by Games and Casino. Both new poker rooms accept all poker players from the US and offer excellent new player poker deposit bonus offers. Click the links below to read their full reviews.

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  • 29 October 2006

    Two New G-fed Poker Reviews Added

    We’ve added two new poker rooms to Games and Casino. Commodore Poker and Scarlet Poker run on the Gambling Federation software platform and come recommended by Games and Casino. Both new poker rooms accept all poker players from the US and offer excellent new player poker deposit bonus offers. Click the links below to read their full reviews.

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  • 27 October 2006

    Six New Gambling Federation Casino Reviews Added

    Today we added six new Gambling Federation (G-Fed) online casinos and reviews to the Games and Casino website. Follow the links below to read the full reviews and to try all six new casinos.

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  • 27 October 2006

    UK CULTURE SECRETARY SAYS US GAMBLING LAW FLAWED

    BBC NEWS The US crackdown on online gambling is a “new prohibition”, which is likely to fuel a rise in fraud and exploitation, the UK culture secretary has said. Offshore sites could become the “modern equivalent of speakeasies”, illegal bars which opened in 1920s America when alcohol was banned, Tessa Jowell added. New US laws forbid firms from taking internet bets, and ban banks and credit card firms from allowing web payments.

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  • 26 October 2006

    Forex International Currency Exchange

    We recommend and have just added a unique new site to Games and Casino called Forex Easy Platform. Forex is an international currency exchange site where you can make money by gambling on the currency exchange market. See the links below for information on Forex and how to get started.

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  • 26 October 2006

    William Hill Partners with GameAccount

    iGAMING BUSINESS October 24th, 2006 (London, UK) – GameAccount (www.gameaccount.com), the world’s largest integrated network of skill-based games, has been chosen by leading UK bookmaker and gaming group William Hill to supply them with sophisticated Skill Game products. The terms of the multi-year agreement allows William Hill customers to tap into the liquid GameAccount network, joining players wagering real money from over 130 countries worldwide.

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  • 26 October 2006

    CONGRESS ACTS TO REMOVE GAMBLING OFFLINE. WHY?

    LUDWIG VON MISES INSTITUTE By Mark Thornton Posted on 10/26/2006 Congress purported to act to protect the values of the American people when it passed the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.” The result has been a serious blow to a growing industry. Whose values was Congress protecting? It had nothing to do with the American people at large. Congress was protecting the “values” of casino owners and those who work in the state lottery racket.

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  • 26 October 2006

    WHILE U.S. SHUNS ONLINE GAMBLING, A WHOLE NEW WORLD OPENS IN EU

    INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE By Simon Packard and Amy Wilson Bloomberg News October 26, 2006 LONDON PartyGaming, the world’s largest online poker company, lost 75 percent of its revenue when the company shut down its U.S. sites to comply with a new law enforcing a ban on Internet gambling. That has not dented the optimism of the chief executive, Mitch Garber.

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  • 25 October 2006

    FRIST DOUBTS ONLINE GAMBLING BAN WILL AFFECT GOP OR VOTER /ELECTION TURNOUT

    LAS VEGAS SUN October 24, 2006 By Lisa Mascaro WASHINGTON – Could a cornerstone of Republicans’ American Values Agenda – the just passed law to ban Internet gambling – come back to bite the party on Nov. 7? That’s the prognosis of poker-playing scholar Charles Murray, who warned in a recent newspaper opinion piece of the political damage Republicans may face from the nation’s poker-playing masses this fall. An estimated 8 million Americans gamble online.

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