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    • 16 November 2006

      32RED INTRODUCES BETDIRECT CASINO

      I am extremely pleased to announce the addition of a new online casino brand to the award-winning 32Red Affiliates programme. Introducing BetDirect Casino – part of the group of BetDirect brands which includes fellow 32Red Affiliate stablemate, BetDirect Poker. BetDirect Casino is now powered by the world’s leading online gaming software developer, Microgaming, meaning over 200 of the best online casino games available.

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    • 16 November 2006

      CASINO EXECUTIVES SPEAK OUT ON INTERNET GAMBLING BAN

      YAHOO NEWS By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press Writer Thu Nov 16, 12:37 AM ET LAS VEGAS – Casino executives and a poker lobby group said that they hope a change in power brought by the midterm elections will help them overturn an Internet gambling ban rushed through Congress while Republicans were still in control. MGM Mirage Inc. chief executive Terry Lanni said Wednesday that the measure is “ridiculous” because it was signed into law Oct.

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    • 16 November 2006

      30 CHARGED IN NEW YORK WITH OPERATING AN ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATION / ONLINE BOOKMAKING

      PC WORLD Grant Gross, IDG News Service 16/11/2006 06:48:17 Twenty-seven people and three corporations face charges related to operating an illegal online gambling operation in indictments announced Wednesday by the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the New York City Police Department. The defendants operated a “highly sophisticated” gambling operation that booked more than US$3.3 billion in wagers over 28 months, the law enforcement authorities said.

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    • 16 November 2006

      GAMBLING SITE WEB REQUESTS UP IN SPITE OF US LEGISLATOIN

      BUSINESS WIRE LONDON & SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScanSafe, the leading global provider of Web Security-as-a-Service, today released its latest Global Threat Report on Web and instant messaging (IM), spyware and Web viruses. Among the report’s key findings, the company saw a 40 percent increase in U.S.

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    • 16 November 2006

      TECH ADVANCES AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION HERALDED AT G2E

      November 16, 2006 08:49 AM Eastern Time BUSINESS WIRE Panelists Reaffirm Their Commitment to Responsible Gaming Global Gaming Expo 2006 LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technological advancements and the international expansion of gaming dominated the discussion at Wednesday’s G2E keynote panel as international industry leaders gave their insights on what will define the next generation of global gaming. Moderated by American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Frank J.

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    • 13 November 2006

      POWER PLAY: PLAYTECH TO PURCHASE RIVAL FIRM TRIBECA

      REUTERS UK Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:58 AM GMT31 By Pete Harrison LONDON (Reuters) – Gambling software maker Playtech (PTEC.L: Quote, Profile, Research) agreed to buy rival Tribeca for $75 million (39 million pounds) on Monday to create a company twice the size of its nearest competitor.

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    • 13 November 2006

      LIVE BACCARAT AVAILABLE NOW AT LUCKY NUGGET ONLINE CASINO

      Lucky Nugget has always offered their players the game of Baccarat. Now Lucky Nugget is offering their players Baccarat LIVE with streaming video of a live dealer, all shuffles and checks are done on camera. You can find this game now at Lucky Nugget Online Casino!!

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    • 13 November 2006

      FULL TILT POKER HAS DAILY POKER FREEROLLS, FTOPS TOURNAMENTS, AND MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN GUARANTEED PRIZE MONEY!

      Straight from Full Tilt Poker, the $500,000 Aussie Millions Giveaway is underway! Full Tilt Poker will hold four monthly ‘Aussie Millions’ Seven Seat Freerolls. These started in September and carry on through December; at the culmination of these freerolls the top seven finishers in each tournament all win a seat to the Aussie Million Main Event. They’re giving away 7 seats a month for 4 months.. that’s a total of 28 seats and one of those can be yours!

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    • 10 November 2006

      BETONSPORTS BANNED PERMANENTLY FROM THE U.S.

      CNN MONEY BetOnSports ban separate from tax suit against company executives. November 10 2006: 4:29 PM EST ST. LOUIS (Reuters) — BETonSPORTS Plc and government prosecutors agreed Thursday on a court order permanently restraining the indicted online gaming company from taking bets in the United States, according to a release from a U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway.

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    • 10 November 2006

      UK EMBRACES ONLINE GAMBLING WHILE US ISOLATES

      POKER NEWS November 09, 2006 Haley Hintze In an article written by Haley Hintze at POKER NEWS, comparisons were made between the governments of Great Britain and the United States…. “A virtual line in the sand drawn by United Kingdom officials responsible for the oversight of Britain’s legalized online gaming industry is likely to further isolate the United States in its efforts to legislate online gaming out of existence. As reported in The Register, the U.K.

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    • 10 November 2006

      RECORD BREAKER QUARTER FOR PARLAY ENTERTAINMNET

      CCNMatthews November 9, 2006 Ontario — All amounts in United States Dollars Parlay Entertainment Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PEI), the world’s leading supplier of Internet bingo solutions, today announced record results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2006. “We are extremely pleased to have established new corporate records during this quarter,” said Mr. Scott F. White, President and CEO, “increasing our third quarter revenue by 68% to $2.

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    • 10 November 2006

      ONLINE BINGO SEES EUROPE AS THE WAY TO GO

      iGAMING BUSINESS 10-11-06 The recent Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which has effectively prohibited online gaming in the US, has forced a dramatic shift of market and product focus for the major industry players with both Europe and online bingo appearing to be the new forces.

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    • 09 November 2006

      FREEROLLS AND THE GOLD CARD 500 AT CAKEPOKER!

      Poker players, start your engines with Cake Poker’s Gold Card 500! CakePoker introduces their monthly $10,000 Gold Card 500. Each Gold Card you collect at their real money ring games will earn you miles in their weekly race. Be the first to reach 500 miles or be one of the top 10 players in terms of Miles at the end of each race and grab part of the weekly $2,500 prize pool. So how do you get these Gold Cards? CakePoker puts the fun back into online poker!

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    • 09 November 2006

      REPORT ON EU GAMBLING STUDY: THE CASE FOR CHANGE!

      EU BUSINESS The European Betting Association and the Remote Gambling Association welcome the final publication by the European Commission on 12th October 2006 of the Study of Gambling Services in the Internal Market of the European Union commissioned in November 2004 to the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. This Study sheds significant light on the gambling market of the EU.

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    • 09 November 2006

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

      It’s all about free spins at River Belle Online Casino this month. Their exciting Tunzamunni Free Spins promotion offers players free spins and real wins! In this Free Spins extravaganza, players receive 100 free chances to hit the jackpot on a fun, colorful Progressive Slot. Based on the classic 3-reel, 1-line Video Slot, Tunzamunni is a progressive online game with a re-set value of 10,000 credits, which means the jackpot is never less than $10,000!

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    • 09 November 2006

      RIVER BELLE OFFERS 100 FREE SPINS ON TUNZAMUNNI PROGRESSIVE!

      Just Launched! River Belle Online Casino has just launched a new Free Spins promotion that offers you free spins and real winnings! Take advantage of 100 Free Spins on the Tunzamunni Progressive Slot and win a minimum jackpot of $10,000. The maximum bet each spin is 25¢ and with the free $25 given to you by River Belle Casino, you’ll get 100 chances to try your luck! Now’s your chance! Become the next River Belle millionaire winner!

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    • 08 November 2006

      GAMBLING INDUSTRY RESHUFFLES ITS CARDS

      iGAMING BUSINESS 08-11-06

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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. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE CAN BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY AT Poker Players against Kyl

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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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