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  • 19 September 2006

    Playtech Licenses Advanced Multimedia Technology

    Monday September 18, 3:14 am ET NICOSIA, Cyprus, September 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Playtech (Cyprus) Ltd., the international designer, developer and licensor of software for the gambling industry, a subsidiary company of Playtech Ltd (LSE: PTEC – News), listed on AIM, announced today the signing of a license agreement with 1st Technology LLC. The license agreement is in relation to 1st Technology’s core multimedia patents applied to advanced online gaming products.

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  • 19 September 2006

    SLOT TOURNAMENT AT GOLDEN RIVIERA CASINO!

    Golden Riviera Casino is holding 2 slots tournaments on September 22nd and you’re invited! You don’t want to miss this event; it will be held on Friday, September 22nd and there are 2 to choose from! The 1st tournament starts at 17:00 – 18:00 EST and the 2nd tournament starts at 20:00 – 21:00 EST Congratulations to the winners of the last slot tournament held by Golden Riviera Casino on September 15th!

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  • 19 September 2006

    NEW PLAYERS GET 400% MATCHING DEPOSIT BONUS AT VEGAS PALMS

    Now is the time to join Vegas Palms Casino! Vegas Palms is bringing back their 400% matching purchase bonus! This means that new players can get up to $200 Free through the 400% purchase match bonus on your first purchase of up to $50 PLUS if your first purchase is through NETELLER, Click2Pay or FirePay, you get an additional 10% match bonus of up to $100! This is a limited time offer so be sure to take advantage of this Vegas Palms Casino offer today!

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  • 19 September 2006

    POKER TOURNAMENTS, HEIDI BLAIR AND A 2007 DODGE CHARGER SRT8 ALL AT HOLLYWOOD POKER!

    Join Hollywood Poker this month for a stellar lineup of tournaments and events! If you aren’t a member, now is the perfect time to join! Check out the promotion packages available at Hollywood Poker An while you’re doing that, look at whats coming this week at Hollywood Poker! Celebrity Poker Night with Matt Cedeno lets you snag a bounty for up to $500 playing against, Matt Cedeno (The Price of Glory, Days of Our Lives) and his Celebrity pals. Don’t miss this one!

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  • 19 September 2006

    FREE $5 AT BINGO CAFE PLUS A CHANCE AT $250 IN CASH PRIZES

    BingoCafe is giving away $250 in cash prizes for the month of September and $5 free to all new members! Just register your account at BingoCafe using a link from this page and you will automatically receive $5 free to try out the Bingo, Slot and Video Poker games available at BingoCafe ! Some of the jackpots of the prograssive bingo and slots games are over $450,000! Register now and and get up to a 200% match bonus of up to $200 free on your first deposit!

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  • 19 September 2006

    EXCLUSIVE SIGN UP BONUS AT AUSVEGAS

    AusVegas Casino and GamesAndCasino.com offer this exclusive special promotion to first time players at AusVegas Casino ! Just sign up at AusVegas Casino using a GamesAndCasino link and deposit a minimum of $20 on your first deposit and you’ll receive $70 ! Only new cash players visiting GamesAndCasino are eligible for this special sign up bonus and this offer won’t last long so don’t wait!

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  • 19 September 2006

    PUBLIC VS PRIVATE IN ONLINE GAMBLING CLASH

    INT’L HERALD TRIBUNE By Eric Pfanner International Herald Tribune Published: September 18, 2006 LONDON The detention of the heads of an Austrian online gambling company by French authorities has raised the stakes in a Europe-wide battle between lucrative state-sponsored betting monopolies and their upstart rivals on the Internet, raising eyebrows at the European Commission in Brussels.

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  • 19 September 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING EXEC FREED

    RED HERRING September 15, 2006 Peter Dicks has resigned his job as chairman of Sportingbet PLC, but he regained his freedom as New York authorities lifted the threat of extradition to Louisiana hanging over his head and returned his passport. Mr. Dicks, 64, was detained last week after arriving at New York’s JFK Airport from London, where customs officers were alerted to an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued by the state of Louisiana (see Second Gambling Exec Nabbed). Mr.

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  • 17 September 2006

    FRIST TARGETS INTERNET GAMBLING

    ABC NEWS/POLITICS September 17th, 2006 Senate Majority Leader Frist Seeks to Add Internet Gambling Ban to Defense Bill, Sources Say By NANCY ZUCKERBROD WASHINGTON Sep 13, 2006 (AP)— Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is trying use a bill authorizing U.S. military operations, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, to prohibit people from using credit cards to settle Internet gambling debts. Frist, R-Tenn.

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  • 16 September 2006

    ANOTHER PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT WON BY INTERBINGO PLAYER!

    September 14, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) September 14, 2006 (London, UK) – You could not ask for a happier ending when JanRush1 was engaged in one of Interbingo’s hugely popular internet bingo tournaments when in the dying minutes of the game she hit the big one. Lady luck was on her side as JanRush1 was the latest winner of a huge $15,730 progressive jackpot courtesy of Interbingo, its second largest payout ever.

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  • 16 September 2006

    TOP EXECS OF AUSTRIA'S BWIN ARRESTED BY FRENCH POLICE

    Friday Police in France’s Alpes-Maritime region near Nice arrested Manfred Bodner and Norbert Teufelberger, top execs for Austria’s BWIN, for allegedly violating French gaming laws. These laws prevent online gaming and advertisements from companies other than the Francaise des Jeux, which runs the lottery, and the PMU which takes bets for horse races. These two gaming companies hold a monopoly in France.This action has been declared “scandalous” by BWIN’s spokeswoman Karin Klein.

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  • 16 September 2006

    FRIST GOES ALL IN REGARDING ONLINE GAMBLING BAN

    THE WASHINGTON TIMES FRIST SHOWS HIS HAND TODAY’S EDITORIAL September 16, 2006 Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is trying to force through a restriction on Internet gambling by incorporating it into the FY 2007 defense appropriations bill, according to reports. By attaching a measure intended to ban Internet gambling to a necessary armed services appropriations bill, Mr.

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  • 16 September 2006

    French State Lottery Going After Gambling Execs

    TIMESONLINE (timesonline.co.uk)From Adam Sage in Paris THE French national lottery warned online gaming executives yesterday that they could be arrested if they set foot in France, after the joint chief executives of BWin, of Austria, were detained by French police. The arrest of Manfred Bodner and Norbert Teufelberger as they prepared for a press conference at Monaco football club, which is sponsored by BWin, sent a fresh shudder through the online gaming industry.

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  • 15 September 2006

    GAMING BOSS QUITS BEFORE COURT APPEARANCE

    GUARDIAN UNLIMITED Andrew Clark in New York Friday September 15, 2006 The Guardian The chairman of the gaming firm Sportingbet has severed ties with the company in order to pursue his fight against criminal charges of encouraging illegal online betting in America. Peter Dicks informed Sportingbet of his resignation just minutes before a court appearance in New York yesterday at which a judge gave him permission to return temporarily to Britain.

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  • 14 September 2006

    STRAIGHTS HAVE NO RANKING IN NEW ONLINE POKER ROOM FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDERED PLAYERS

    First Ever Online Poker Room for GLBT – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Community Opens New Poker Game Launched For GLBT – No Straights ComeOutPoker.com, the world’s first online poker site catering exclusively to the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) community, launched its real online poker room today. While some of the big- name poker sites may claim gay members, ComeOutPoker.

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  • 14 September 2006

    Justice Department defends using 'dated' laws in gambling arrests

    THE REGISTER www.theregister.co.uk High Wire Act By OUT-LAW.com Published Thursday 14th September 2006 19:04 GMT The US Department of Justice has admitted that the 1961 Wire Act which it uses to prosecute executives of online gambling companies is “dated”. The Department insists, though, that the law is sufficient for the prosecution of gambling executives.

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  • 12 September 2006

    32RED Announces BetDirtectPoker - New Online Poker Room

    32Red Affiliates We are very proud to announce yet another addition to the 32Red Affiliate family of top online gaming brands – introducing BetDirect Poker – now part of the Microgaming Poker Network. With over 500,000 registered players (guaranteeing the game of choice at any time) players referred to BetDirect Poker can choose from micro to high limit cash games with over $2 million in guaranteed cash prizes every single month!

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  • 12 September 2006

    Sportingbet Chairman's Arrest Stuns UK Online Gaming Industry

    Linux Insider Scotland on Sunday 09/11/06 9:22 AM PT “The New York State Supreme Court released Sportingbet Chairman Peter Dicks on $50,000 Friday. He is required to turn over his passport and stay in New York City under terms of the release. Shares in Sportingbet fell 38.5 percent in London on Monday, having dropped as much as 43 percent in early trading….“ “New York police pulled him in as he disembarked at John F. Kennedy Airport.

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  • 12 September 2006

    iGaming Business Discusses Sportingbet with US Lawyer

    iGAMING iGAMING BUSINESS 12-09-06 iGaming Business has spoken with US lawyer David Schollenberger about the recent arrest of Peter Dicks and the wider implications that the detention will have for online gaming in the United States.

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  • 11 September 2006

    UPDATE ON AFFILIATE ATTENDANCE AT CAC VEGAS

    UPDATED: 09/11/06 1:16 PM EDST Due to the current situation in the US, some casino affiliates have had to reconsider their plans to attend the CAC 2006 convention in Las Vegas. Any affiliate that has declared their intentions concerning their attendance are listed here. The list will be updated as soon as information is available. 21.

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  • 10 September 2006

    US needs to declare its hand on online gambling

    The Sunday Times John Waples TIMESONLINE September 10, 2006 PETER DICKS, chairman of the online gaming group Sportingbet, had to raise $50,000 on Friday for his bail. He was also forced to surrender his passport. But a lot more rides on the outcome of his Supreme Court hearing this Thursday. That is when Dicks will be told whether he will be extradited to Louisiana to face a charge of soliciting a local citizen to make a sports bet online. If he is extradited, the fallout could be immense.

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  • 10 September 2006

    Peter Dicks Flushed By Louisiana Gambling by Computer Law

    BAYOUBUZZ.COM New Orleans, La.–You can bet that Peter Dicks is flushed as he fights to stay away from extradition to a Louisiana Court. The Louisiana anti-Internet Gambling law was designed to do exactly what it the state is doing—keep Internet gaming away from Louisiana.

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  • 10 September 2006

    GAMBLING EXECS NOT SAFE IN US

    24.COM | FIN24.COM Gaming chiefs not safe in US 10/09/2006 13:49 St Louis – Gambling industry experts agree: If you operate an offshore gaming website, stay out of the US. Moments after stepping foot on American soil on Thursday, Sportingbet plc Chairperson Peter Dicks became the second British offshore sports betting executive arrested in recent months for illegal online gambling in the US.

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  • 10 September 2006

    TigerGaming Offers World Poker Tour and European Tour For A Quarter!

    Got a quarter and great poker tools and skills? Starting on Monday, September 11, Tiger Gaming gives you the opportunity to play your way to London, Paris and Amsterdam for just 25¢ !! The $20,000 prize package includes buy-ins to several live poker tournaments in each of these historic capitals, as well as being able to get a taste of life in some of the most exciting cities in the world.

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  • 10 September 2006

    Peter Dicks’s US Arrest Causing Panic at Online Gaming Firms

    TIMES ONLINE The Sunday Times – Business September 10, 2006 Focus: Busted! Peter Dicks’s US arrest is causing panic at online gaming firms, write Dominic Rushe in New York and Louise Armitstead When the New York Giants take on the Indianapolis Colts today, at least $10 of dodgy money will be riding on the game. The bet was made with the London-listed gaming firm Sportingbet.com by Dominic Rushe, our US-based reporter, using his American bank account.

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  • 10 September 2006

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  • 09 September 2006

    Lasseter's September News Letter

    LASSETER’S Hope you’re having a great week and enjoying the remaining days of the summer. Pity how fast this season passes…..yes, time flies when you’re having fun, they say. Anyhow, I wanted to briefly update you on this month’s exciting NEW affiliate promotions. We are holding a contest for affiliates to dream up their own personalized player promotion, with a budget of $500!

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  • 09 September 2006

    Please participate in the largest gambling survey online ever!

    Games and Casino, in our capacity as one of eCOGRA’s recognised Reputable Portals, would like to assist the non-profit, player protection body with its online gambling player survey that starts 5th September 2006, and we would like to invite you to participate and make your views known!

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  • 09 September 2006

    PETER DICKS, SPORTINGBET CHIEF, RELEASED ON $50,000 BAIL

    BBC NEWS 09/09/06 The chairman of UK-based online gaming firm Sportingbet has been granted a $50,000 bail by a US court. Peter Dicks was held in New York on Thursday under a warrant issued by state authorities in Louisiana accusing him of “gambling by computer”. The court in Queens, New York, also ordered him to surrender his passport. Mr Dicks is to face another hearing on 14 September when the New York court will consider a request by the Louisiana authorities to extradite him.

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  • 08 September 2006

    Arrest adds pressure on Internet gaming

    THE BOSTON GLOBE By Jeff Douglas, Associated Press Writer September 8, 2006 ST. LOUIS –Gambling industry experts agree: If you operate an offshore gaming Web site, stay out of the U.S. Moments after stepping foot on American soil Thursday, Sportingbet PLC Chairman Peter Dicks became the second British offshore sports betting executive arrested in recent months for illegal online gambling in the U.S.

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