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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. Commodore Poker Room Scarlet Poker Room

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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. Commodore Poker Room Scarlet Poker Room

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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. Pink Lady Casino Blackjack Club Casino Commodore Casino Sizzling Slots Casino Slots Express Online Casino Video Poker Classic Casino

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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. Forex International Currency Exchange Weekly International Currency Exchange Market Review Daily International Currency Exchange News Forex Easy Platform

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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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    • 25 October 2006

      888.COM FIRES UP TO 150 GIBRALTAR EMPLOYEES

      PANORAMA The gambling outfit Cassava, also known as 888.com, are to fire employees in their Gibraltar headquarters. That was the buzz yesterday as employees started to receive redundancy letters, with some sources suggesting that up to 150 may be dismissed. The layoffs stem from the cessation of the company’s activity in the US due to new legislation banning online gambling in the USA, which has shaken the industry.

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    • 25 October 2006

      NEW LAW MAY AFFECT WSOP

      BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE The Associated Press/LAS VEGAS By ADAM GOLDMAN and RYAN NAKASHIMA OCT. 24 3:16 P.M. ET Observers say the recently enacted U.S. law that bans gambling online could cut into the number of entrants to the planet’s richest card game — the World Series of Poker. The number of players in the tournament, run by Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., has ballooned thanks largely to the online game.

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    • 25 October 2006

      AN INTERVIEW WITH BODOG OWNER CALVIN AYRE - FEDS CAN'T STOP HIS ONLINE EMPIRE

      THE REGISTER EXCERPTS FROM INTERVIEW OF CALVIN AYRE BY BURKE HANSON, PUBLISHED AT THE REGISTER Tuesday 24th October 2006 23:26 GMT “American gaming enthusiasts have been asking themselves that very question, after Republicans in Congress recently amended the Safe Port Act (H.R. 4954) to prohibit financial transactions between American financial institutions, such as banks and credit card companies, and online gaming sites…”

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    • 24 October 2006

      BAN IS NOT THE ANSWER, WON'T STOP ONLINE GAMBLING

      THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press NEW YORK – Gamblers may look over their shoulder now, but experts say a new Internet gambling ban won’t keep bettors from ponying up, just turn them on to overseas payment services out of the law’s reach. “It has put a terrible scare into people,” said I. Nelson Rose, who teaches gambling law at Whittier Law School. “But it won’t by any means wipe out Internet gambling.”

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    • 24 October 2006

      ONLINE GAMBLING AND ITS ENTITIES ENTERS THE PROHIBITION ERA

      INTERACTIVE GAMING NEWS by Chris Krafcik H.R. 4411 – David Carruthers – Money laundering – Aiding and abetting – United States Congress – Bill Frist – Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 – Prohibition – Exodus These and other words and expressions have permeated the idiom shared by the I-gaming industry, serving as palpable reminders of long-standing legal battles and financial woe, of furtive politics and changing interests.

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    • 24 October 2006

      Click2Pay Online Payment System Review

      We’ve added information and a review for Click2Pay. Click2Pay.com is the future of online payment sytems. With the recent passing of US legislation making online payments to casinos more strenuous, Click2Pay will emerge as a major alternative. Go here and learn what Click2Pay has to offer and how it will become a viable solution for your online casino funding and withdraws.

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    • 24 October 2006

      New Playtech Casinos Reviewed

      We’ve added reviews for seven new Playtech Casinos. These casinos are recommended by Games and Casino, and welcome all players residing in the U.S.. See below for the direct links to the new Playtech Casinos accepting US players. Triple Win Casino Top Card Casino The Six Shooter Casino Star Online Casino Grand Riviera Casino Go Casino

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    • 23 October 2006

      Will Online Gambling Legislation Turn Out To Be A Bad Bet for Republicans?

      FOX NEWS Monday, October 23, 2006 By Radley Balko LONDON — In the wee hours of the last night of the last session of Congress, Majority Leader Bill Frist attached a ban on Internet gambling to a port security bill. It was a dubious maneuver, which not only prevented any real floor debate over the ban, but also attached an intrusive, unnecessary, big government measure to a bill that addressed important national security concerns.

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    • 23 October 2006

      BODOG BUYS BETCORP - BOBET?

      E-GOLI (http://www.egoli.com.au) 23/10/2006 By: Georgia Fekete Betcorp Limited (BCL) today announced it had entered into an agreement to sell its gaming operations and operating infrastructure in Antigua and Toronto for US$9 million to Bodog Entertainment Group SA. The move came as a result of the passing of the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act on 13 October 2006. The legislation effectively makes it illegal for US banks to make or take payments from online gambling sites.

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    • 21 October 2006

      New Poker Rooms Added to Games and Casino

      We’ve completed reviews for two new recommended poker rooms. UltimateBet Poker Room and Doyles Room Poker both welcome all players from the U.S.. Read both poker rooms full reviews below;* Doyles Room Poker * UltimateBet Poker * New Player Poker Deposit Bonus Offers

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    • 21 October 2006

      GAMBLING LEGISLATION TO AFFECT ECHO's BOTTOM LINE

      PACIFIC COAST BUSINESS TIMES Bill Lascher Staff Writer 10/20/06 Fallout from legislation targeting Internet gambling has landed in Ventura County. Camarillo-based Electronic Clearing House Inc., or ECHO, announced that its annual report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 would look different after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 was signed by President George W. Bush Oct. 13.

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    • 21 October 2006

      ONLINE GAMBLERS HEAD STRAIGHT FOR LOOPHOLES IN NEW GAMING LEGISLATION

      THE CAPITAL TIMES by Ben Popper Correspondent for The Capital Times The stakes aren’t particularly high at Tuesday night’s Intramural Texas Hold ‘em tournament at the SERF on West Dayton Street, where 25 players are competing for a grand prize of one T-shirt and the pleasure of a skilled game.

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    • 20 October 2006

      ANTI-GAMBLING LAW COULD BE SCRAPPED SAYS PARTYGAMING BOSS

      GUARDIAN UNLIMITED Simon Bowers Friday October 20, 2006 PartyGaming chief executive Mitch Garber has said he thinks there is a 50% chance of new prohibitionist US legislation which outlaws online gambling being scrapped within three years should the balance of power in Washington drift away from the Republicans. “That might seem like wishful thinking but we could see a strong backlash from US players … and there could be changes [of control] in the house and senate,” he said.

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    • 19 October 2006

      ONLINE GAMBLING HEADS UNDERGROUND

      BusinessWeek Online By Catherine Holahan Updated: 12:00 a.m. ET Oct 19, 2006 It was getting late on Oct. 12, the night before a sweeping anti-Internet gambling bill would be signed into law. Paul McGuire was at his computer, enjoying one last hurrah on PartyPoker, a site that had pledged to kick off all U.S. users as soon as the law left President Bush’s desk.

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    • 19 October 2006

      INTERNET POKER BAN USHERS IN NEW ERA OF SOUR FEELINGS

      MySA – MySanAntonio.com Web Posted: 10/18/2006 11:05 PM CDT San Antonio Express-News Well, that certainly didn’t take long. President Bush was quick to sign the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act last Friday — legislation loosely tied on to the broader Port Security Act — sending the online poker community into a tailspin. The signing of the legislation was marked as a triumph for the security of the country.

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    • 19 October 2006

      The G.O.P.’s Bad Bet

      THE NEW YORK TIMES By CHARLES MURRAY Published: October 19, 2006 LAST week President Bush signed a law that will try to impede online gambling by prohibiting American banks from transferring money to gambling sites. Most Americans probably didn’t notice or care, but it may do significant political damage to the Republicans this fall and long-term damage to Americans’ respect for the law.

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    • 19 October 2006

      NETELLER WILL COMPLY WITH US REGULATIONS ONCE DETERMINED BY US FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

      19 October 2006 NETELLER PLCUpdate on US positionFurther to the Company’s announcement on 12 October 2006, NETELLER Plc today announced the following update in the light of the action on 13 October 2006 by US President George W Bush to approve and sign into law the SAFE Port Act incorporating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (“UIGEA” or the “Act”) which includes certain provisions to prohibit “unlawful internet gambling”

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    • 19 October 2006

      ONTARIO TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO END ONLINE GAMBLING

      NATIONAL POST Peter Nowak – Thursday, October 19, 2006 Ontario is looking to quash Internet gambling by introducing a bill today that will ban such Web sites from advertising, a move legal experts say oversteps the province’s authority. Gerry Phillips, Minister of Government Services, will table a bill of amendments to Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act, including a section aimed at banning media organizations from running ads by gambling Web sites.

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    • 19 October 2006

      BLACK MARKET ON THE CARDS FOR ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY?

      e-consultancy Posted 13:24 19 Oct 2006 by Richard Maven Sportingbet has warned that the US is encouraging the creation of a black market through its online betting ban, after announcing it is taking a hit of £210m on the sale of its business Stateside. Announcing its annual results this morning, the UK-based firm said its profits had risen by 75% to £71.

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    • 19 October 2006

      World Gaming falls victim to crackdown

      VNUNET.COM David Jetuah , Accountancy Age 19 Oct 2006 Lack of debt and a strong cashflow have left the online gaming industry ripe for consolidation, the administrators of e-betting company World Gaming said this week. The industry is facing a period of upheaval following US moves to clamp down on online gambling. But despite fears that the collapse of World Gaming could be followed by others in the sector, Andrew Andronikou, of UHY Hacker Young, said it was an isolated incident.

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