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  • 16 October 2006

    LAWYERS SAY A TENTATIVE DEAL WAS STRUCK BETWEEN BETONSPORTS AND DOJ

    BLOOMBERG.COM By Andrew Harris and Benjamin Israel Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) — Betonsports Plc., the British Internet bookmaker indicted in the U.S. for illegal gambling, has reached a preliminary deal with prosecutors to end a civil suit seeking to ban the company from doing business in the U.S. U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson in St. Louis granted the parties one week to complete what Assistant U.S.

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  • 16 October 2006

    GAMINGKING ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE The Associated Press October 16, 2006 LONDON Gamingking PLC, a provider of online gambling services, said Monday that Nicholas Watkins resigned as chief executive. Watkins is the latest executive of a British online gambling company to resign his role after Congress introduced legislation to ban Internet gambling in the United States.

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  • 15 October 2006

    LASSETERS HALTS SERVICE TO US ONLINE GAMBLERS

    THE AUSTRALIAN October 16, 2006 ONLINE casino operator Lasseters Corp Ltd has halted services to the US following legislation introduced there making it illegal to accept online bets from US-based players. Lasseters said the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act would eliminate about half of the world’s estimated $US10 billion ($13.34 billion) online gaming industry.

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  • 15 October 2006

    US CASINOS HEAD FOR THE ISLANDS TO AVOID US BAN

    TORONTO STAR Oct. 13, 2006. 01:00 AM PETE HARRISON REUTERS NEWS AGENCY LONDON—A looming U.S. ban on Internet gambling is already scaring off London-listed operators, but the industry will continue to thrive in the hands of private operators in locations like Costa Rica, Antigua and Curacao. The fear of extradition to the United States has forced executives in the United Kingdom to turn away from their most lucrative market, some selling their U.S.

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  • 15 October 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING SITES CONTINUE TO ADVERTISE IN SPITE OF CRACKDOWN

    NEWSDAY.COM By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer October 14, 2006, 5:20 PM EDT NEW YORK — Despite repeated warnings from law enforcement officials, offshore Internet gambling companies have continued to advertise heavily in the United States. Giant billboards in Manhattan, some several stories high, brazenly advertise Internet gambling sites like Sportsbook.com, now based in Antigua.

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  • 15 October 2006

    TIGERGAMING PUTS THE ADVENTURE BACK INTO POKER

    Join TigerGaming’s European Poker Adventure and you could be one of the lucky ones to experience the thrill of Live Poker Tournaments in some of the world’s most famous settings! You’ll be able to play your way to London, Paris and Amsterdam for just 25¢. The $20,000 prize package includes travel, accommodation and mad money plus buy-ins to several live poker tournaments including the European Finals of Poker at the Aviation Club de France in Paris.

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  • 14 October 2006

    LEISURE AND GAMING SUSPENDED ON AIM UNTIL SALE OF US OPERATIONS COMPLETED

    LIFE STYLE EXTRA Finance News Latest UK-related finance news headlines Friday, 13th October 2006 14:42 LONDON (AFX) – Leisure & Gaming PLC said it has concluded that the sale of its US-facing gaming businesses is the best course of action given pending legal developments in the US, given the alternative of liquidating the businesses at substantial cost estimated to be about 6.0 mln usd. Shares in the company have been temporarily suspended on AIM.

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  • 13 October 2006

    DOYLES ROOM POKER SPEAKS OUT - WILL ACCEPT US PLAYERS

    Statement from DoylesRoom.com to Online Poker Players Following Signing of Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) October 13, 2006 — DoylesRoom.com, the prominent online poker room endorsed by legendary World Poker Champion Doyle Brunson, released an official statement following the signing of the Safe Ports Bill. In the wake of the Safe Ports Bill – now signed by President Bush – DoylesRoom.

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  • 13 October 2006

    Online Casinos Open To U.S. Players

    We’ve compiled a list of online casinos, online bingo halls, and online poker rooms which are open to players living in the United States. Some casino’s have exemptions for certain states, and we’ve created a separate listing for those also to make it easy for you to find and play at one of the Games and Casino recommended online casinos which welcome players based in the U.S.. Online Casinos Accepting U.S. Based Players From All States Online Casinos Accepting All U.S.

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  • 13 October 2006

    THE SKY ISNT FALLING FOR ONLINE GAMING

    Article carried at WINNER ONLINE (WOL) by Karl Yu, Winneronline 12 October, 2006 You can relax Chicken Little, contrary to reports, the sky isn’t falling. When news broke that the United States had made an addendum to the Safe Port Act that would limit online gambling, no doubt, poker players considered running to the hills.

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  • 13 October 2006

    DON'T BET ON BAN ENDING INTERNET GAMBLING

    MSNBC Will ban end Internet gambling? Don’t bet on it Bill may win political points, but $12 billion industry can work around it By Mike Brunker Reporter MSNBC It took Congress more than a decade to pass a ban on Internet gambling. Now comes the hard part.

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  • 13 October 2006

    NEWS FROM WAGER JUNCTION ON COURSE OF ACTION

    13th October 2006 The bill has now been signed and its all go go go on our end. We have a number of announcements to make so please read the mailer. Our partners have decided on a course of action in regards to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act bill and I have detailed as to what we are implementing over the next few days.

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  • 13 October 2006

    BUSH SIGNS PORT SECURITY/INTENET GAMBLING BILL, MAKES NO MENTION OF INTERNET GAMBLING BILL ATTACHED

    NEWS CHANNEL 9 – ABC Last Update: 10/13/2006 10:34:02 AM WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush signed a bill Friday to help prevent terrorists from sneaking a nuclear, chemical or germ weapon into the United States inside one of the 11 million shipping containers that enter the nation each year – many without inspection. “We’re going to protect our ports. We’re going to defend this homeland, and we’re going to win this war on terror,” Bush said.

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  • 12 October 2006

    GAMBLING LEGISLATION IN VIOLATION OF 'READ THE BILLS' ACT?

    FREE MARKET NEWS NETWORK WHAT CONGRESS INSERTED Monday, October 09, 2006 Congress passed a lot of legislation at the last minute before adjourning. We highly doubt they read any of it. There was no waiting period to give them time to read the bills, even if they had wanted to know what they were passing. Bad stuff was inserted and combined with completely unrelated material. Most in Congress had no idea what they were voting for, and we are only just now learning the details of much of it.

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  • 12 October 2006

    SPORTINGBET PLC SET TO OFFLOAD US BUSINESS TO PRIVATE SECTOR

    THE ONLINE WIRE (TOW) The earthquake ignited by the approval of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act by the U.S. Congress is still in motion. Sportingbet PLC announced to the AIM that the group is considering to offload its U.S. facing business to the private sector by Friday, October 13. “As part of this review the Board is considering a number of approaches that it has received for the Group’s US facing business.

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  • 12 October 2006

    Barclays and RBS Warn Gaming Clients On US - Will Comply With Legislation

    REUTERS UK Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:16 AM BST254 LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays (BARC.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L: Quote, Profile, Research) will shortly advise corporate customers to avoid taking Internet bets from the United States, banking and gambling sources said on Thursday. “The two banks will be telling corporate clients they’re not prepared to do business with companies that take online bets from the United States,” said the source.

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  • 11 October 2006

    US PLAYERS WELCOMED AT POKER.COM WITH A $5000 FREEROLL

    Poker.com is holding a special $5000 freeroll just for USA based players! The ‘Freedom Freeroll’ is being held on October 28th and it’s a celebration of Poker.com’s pledge to continue to allow residents of the United States to player online at Poker.com. “We would like to let you know that Poker.com will NOT be closing any US based accounts and will continue to welcome US residents to the home of online poker!

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  • 11 October 2006

    FIREPAY ISSUES NEW POLICY FOR US ACCOUNT HOLDERS

    On September 30, 2006, the United States Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.Once President Bush approves the Act. FirePay (www.firepay.com) will no longer allow US consumer payments for online gambling merchants.Beginning the day President Bush signs the Act, FirePay will decline any purchase transactions from US FirePay account holders at any gambling merchant site.

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  • 11 October 2006

    PartyGaming Drops Out of FTSE 100

    iGAMING BUSINESS 11-10-06 Online gaming group PartyGaming has lost its coveted place in the FTSE 100 index following the collapse of its shares during a horrific fortnight for the Internet gambling industry, which has seen company after company pulling out of the US market.

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  • 11 October 2006

    WebDollar and Pharoh's Casino Cut Off US Players October 12th

    The upcoming ban on Internet gambling payment processing will effect all players registered with an US-address playing at Pharaoh’s Casino. WebDollar will not accept deposits or withdrawals from players resident in the United States once the ban is enacted. Withdrawals will be possible until Thursday October 12, 23:00 (GMT), when all US players will be blocked from accessing the software.We like to thank all our US members for their loyalty while playing in Pharaoh’s Casino.

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  • 11 October 2006

    ONLINE GAMING IN CRISIS

    ISLE OF MAN TODAY SHARES in the Island’s listed online gaming companies plummeted last week amid fears that a clampdown in the US could destroy the industry.

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  • 11 October 2006

    Leisure & Gaming Going Private

    REUTERS LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – The U.S.-focused gambling operations of Britain’s Leisure & Gaming (LNG.L: Quote, Profile, Research) are likely to be taken private and continue operating after online gambling is banned there, a source close to the company said on Wednesday. Leisure & Gaming said on Tuesday it would block U.S. gamblers from its sites, and was in preliminary talks to sell its U.S. operations.

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  • 11 October 2006

    INTERBINGO CLOSES DOORS

    Effective Tuesday, October 10th, InterBingo has ceased operations but there are many online bingo halls available to all bingo players! Bingo Gala and Glamour Bingo offer 100% Deposit Bonuses and Bingo Liner, Bingo Cafe’ and Geisha Lounge Bingo all offer $5 Free, No purchase require, plus up to $100 on first deposit!

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  • 11 October 2006

    eCOGRA STRESSES ONLINE GAMBLING PLAYER PROTECTION MORE ESSENTIAL THAN EVER

    eCOGRA URGES ITS SEALHOLDERS TO CONTINUE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY LONDON, October 11, 2006 The non-profit online gambling standards and player protection body eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance) www.ecogra.org has reiterated the critical importance of consistent and monitored standards for professional online casino and poker room operations to ensure players receive a fair gaming experience and good customer service all backed up by a strong dispute mediation service.

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  • 11 October 2006

    Vegas Partner Affiliates May Block Limited Number of States

    UNLAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING ENFORCEMENT ACT You have no doubt heard media reports concerning new gaming legislation in the US and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Pending the signing of new laws in congress, we may have to block play from various states from 13 October 2006: Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Washington Indiana Nevada Oregon Louisiana South Dakota If you are from one of the above States, please contact us.

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  • 10 October 2006

    VIP PROFITS - 'NOT SO FAST...'

    According to Mário of VIP PROFITS, the information regarding Leisure and Gaming which stated that they would stop taking bets from US customers and would focus solely on its existing UK and Italian businesses “came as a surprise, but NO this is not official. VIP Profits merchants are still taking bets and the coming days will determine what will really happen.

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  • 10 October 2006

    INTERNET GAMBLING LAW "CONTRADICTORY AND INEFFECTIVE"

    THE KANSAS CITY STAR By RICK ALM – Columnist In the closing moments before it adjourned for its biennial reckoning with voters, Congress hastily outlawed financial transactions that facilitate Internet gambling. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 makes criminals of companies — not players — who electronically move money for the purposes of online sports betting: wagering on dog races, poker and other casino-style games.

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  • 10 October 2006

    US DEALS DOUBLE BLOW TO CARIBBEAN

    NATIONNEWS.COM Published on: 10/10/06. An objective assessment of how decisions by United States lawmakers can negatively impact on the economies of the Caribbean would establish that last month was one that brought very bad news for this region.

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  • 10 October 2006

    AMERICANS STILL FREE TO GAMBLE ONLINE SAYS IGC

    INTERACTIVE GAMING COUNCIL (IGC) October 9th, 2006 AMERICANS STILL FREE TO GAMBLE ONLINE – Congress passes a ban that targets payment mechanisms, but fails to protect the players. CONTACTS: Rick Smith, Executive Director, executive.director@igcouncil.org | Phone: 1-604-732-3833 Keith Furlong, Deputy Director, keith@cataniaconsulting.com | Mobile: 1-732-687-0880 9 October 2006 – After a decade of false starts, anti-gambling forces in the U.S.

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  • 10 October 2006

    MORE COMPANIES JOIN ONLINE GAMBLING EXODUS

    BETTINGMARKET.COM The passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which makes unlawful the receipt by a gambling business of proceeds or monies in connection with unlawful internet gambling, has led to three more companies announcing plans to exit the US facing online gambling market. Leisure & Gaming plc a holding company focused on the interactive betting and gaming sector operates a number of online sports betting and casino brands.

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