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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.” CAP FORUM POST

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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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    • 10 October 2006

      LEISURE & GAMING JOINS FAIRGROUND GAMING AND FIREONE - EXIT US ONLINE GAMBLING MARKET

      BETTING MARKET (www.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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    • 10 October 2006

      NEW VIDEO ON ONLINE LEGISLATION - TRUTH BEHIND ONLINE GAMBLING BAN

      New Video has been released from APCW (Association of Professional Casino Webmasters) regarding the recently passed online gambling legislation. J. Todd presents information concerning Congressional motivation and doesn’t do a bad job as Elvis! TRUTH BEHIND ONLINE GAMBLING BAN

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    • 10 October 2006

      WagerShare Closes US Operations

      WagerShare – Closure of US Operations Our parent company Fairground Gaming Holdings Plc have been advised that the Safe Ports Act, which contains the Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act, will shortly receive Presidential approval and be passed into law. This is the first US Federal measure to explicitly address internet gaming and the Board has thus concluded that it is now appropriate to suspend participation by US-based customers in the company’s casino and poker activities.

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    • 10 October 2006

      More online firms suspend US gambling operations

      INTHENEWS – www.inthenews.co.uk Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006 10:16 The new US law bans banks from processing online gambling payments Two online gambling firms have announced that they are suspending their operations in the US ahead of the imminent implementation of new laws restricting internet gaming.

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    • 10 October 2006

      FIREPAY TO CEASE US OPERATIONS ONCE GAMBLING BILL IS SIGNED

      INTHENEWS (www.inthenews.co.uk) “…Fairground Gaming said that it would suspend the company’s online casino and poker games to its US-based customers following the implementation of the legislation, while Fireone said that only non-US internet gamblers would be able to use its multi-currency credit and debit card and FirePay electronic wallet processing facilities.” THE COMPLETE ARTICLE CAN BE READ AT INTHENEWS (www.inthenews.co.uk)

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    • 10 October 2006

      A Look at Online Gambling and Legislation: How did this happen and what to do now?

      Editor’s Note: This article appeared on Gambling911 and it would do it a major injustice to hack it up so it’s being posted here ‘intact’ to keep the integrity of the article and sources. GAMBLING911 Stem Cell Research, Terri Schiavo, Gay Marriage, Online Gambling“ What do they have in common? Excerpts from former US Senator, John Danforth (Republican)

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    • 10 October 2006

      Why The New Federal Law Banning Payments for Online Gambling:Is The Wrong Choice

      FINDLAW By ANITA RAMASASTRY —- Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 Recently, Congress passed a bill — the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act (UIGA) — that attempts to make existing anti-gambling laws easier to enforce against Internet gambling. This week, President Bush is expected to sign UIGA into law. As UIGA’s preamble accurately notes, “traditional law enforcement mechanisms are often inadequate” in this area.

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    • 10 October 2006

      LASSETERS ISSUES STATEMENT OF INTENT FOLLOWING US ONLINE GAMBLING LEGISLATION

      You have no doubt seen recent media reports of new U.S. legislation relating to online gaming. During the last hour of the last session of Congress before the election period recess, a Bill was rushed through which will affect U.S. financial institutions and any transactions they have with online gaming companies. The ramifications of its passing are causing significant effects globally as operators and customers try and get a grasp of what the legislation really means and how far it reaches.

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    • 10 October 2006

      12 Million Mistreated Internet Gamblers To Vote This Fall

      DAILY KOS (www.dailykos.com) by prouddemocrat Sat Oct 07, 2006 at 02:37:49 PM PDT The 12 million Internet gamblers in the U.S. will not be happy that their Senators never had a fair chance to consider an anti-Internet gambling bill in open debate. The ban was enacted by attaching it to an unrelated Senate bill late at night before a recess.

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    • 10 October 2006

      EMPLOYEES OF ONLINE GAMBLING FIRM RELEASED IN WAKE OF NEW LEGISLATION

      HAARETZ (www.haaretz.com) By Guy Griml “…IM Intermedia dismissed half of its 100 workers yesterday.” “… firm supplies services for online marketing and data mining for online gaming companies in the United States…” “The company confirmed the report.” “cutbacks are just the first of many expected in the industry after the U.S. Senate approved a bill last week”

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    • 10 October 2006

      FIRST OF WHAT FIGURES TO BE MANY ONLINE GAMBLING DISMISSALS BEGIN

      HAARETZ (www.haaretz.com) By Guy Griml The first firings in the Israeli online gambling industry have started, as IM Intermedia dismissed half of its 100 workers yesterday. The firm supplies services for online marketing and data mining for online gaming companies in the United States, and its customers include Intercontinental Online. Advertisement The company confirmed the report. Yesterday’s cutbacks are just the first of many expected in the industry after the U.S.

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    • 09 October 2006

      New Poker League with SunPoker

      Professional Poker Champion Kenna James and SunPoker.com have announced the start of a brand new poker league, The Kenna James Bounty League. This new league will start by rewarding a total of four SunPoker.com members with $10,000 seats at the main event of the L.A. Poker Classic, an additional $2,500 for hotel and airfare, and a personal training session with Kenna James. The newly formed Bounty League will feature a $22 buy-in tournament every Thursday where SunPoker.

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    • 09 October 2006

      BINGONANZA'S OCTOBER SCHEDULE OF FESTIVAL EVENTS!

      It’s October and Bingonanza has some great promotions in store to celebrate Fall and Halloween! To kick off the season, Bingonanza is holding Bingonanza Oktoberfest October 1 – 22 Sapphire Room Grab an ice cold mug and join Bingonanza’s Oktoberfest from October 1 – 22! The contest has players looking for the special ‘A’, ‘L’, ‘E’ patterns playing in the Sapphire Room.

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    • 09 October 2006

      ONLINE CASINO WORLD GAMING ASKED FOR SHARES TO BE SUSPENDED

      IRELAND ON-LINE 09/10/2006 – 12:11:24 Shares in online casino World Gaming were suspended today as the fall-out from new anti-gambling legislation in the United States continued. World Gaming said it asked for its shares to be suspended “with immediate effect due to a fundamental uncertainty over its ability to continue trading”. It followed the shock approval of new laws effectively banning online gambling in the US which sent World Gaming shares tumbling 92% last week.

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    • 09 October 2006

      NO MORE NET GAMBLING?

      THE MINNESOTA DAILY October 9, 2006 A bill outlawing online gambling is awaiting approval by the president. By JP Leider “The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 could stop the meteoric rise of online poker. The act was tacked onto the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act in late September and passed through Congress shortly thereafter. President George W. Bush is expected to sign the controversial act.” ….

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    • 09 October 2006

      BETTING ON DOUBLE STANDARDS IN THE US

      FINANCIAL NEWS / Online US Grant Clelland, Deputy Editor 09 Oct 2006 When a continental European country takes action to protect its industry from external competition, it is called economic nationalism. When the US does the same, we are meant to believe it is about preserving the fabric of society.

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    • 09 October 2006

      GAMBLING WITH FREEDOM

      THE WASHINGTON TIMES By Clyde Wayne Crews Jr./ Achim Schmillen October 9, 2006 Your after-tax income belongs to you. You are free to spend it, invest it, waste it, burn it, or tithe it away — and none of that is any politicians’ business. But if some lawmakers have their way, soon you won’t be able to gamble your money away on the Internet.

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    • 09 October 2006

      CONGRESS OUTLAWS INTERNET GAMBLING WHICH WILL HELP TERRORISM IN THE LONG RUN

      PBS (www.pbs.com) October 6, 2006 Risky Business: Congress stupidly outlawed Internet gambling and only terrorists were helped By Robert X. Cringely Last Saturday the United States Congress passed a port security bill that carried an amendment banning Internet gambling.

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    • 08 October 2006

      Regulate gambling or lose the income

      THE NATIONAL POST Online betting is a grey area of law with huge profits Diane Francis, Financial Post Published: Saturday, October 07, 2006 The world’s largest computer facilities for online gaming are located in Canada and are nicknamed MIT. This doesn’t stand for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: It stands for the Mohawk Institute of Technology.

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    • 08 October 2006

      UK MAKING A SERIOUS BID TO BRING HEART OF ONLINE GAMBLING TO ENGLAND

      TIMESONLINE The Sunday Times – Business The Sunday Times October 08, 2006 By Dipesh Gadher and Matthew Goodman PLANS to turn Britain into a “world leader” in internet gambling have been drawn up by ministers, according to internal Whitehall documents. In stark contrast to America, where online gambling has in effect been outlawed, ministers want to attract offshore companies to Britain.

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    • 07 October 2006

      INTERNET GAMBLING LEGISLATION CREATES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

      IN BUSINESS Las Vegas By Liz Benston / Staff Writer Days after the contentious passage last weekend of a bill to block American financial institutions from processing online gambling transactions, observers have mixed feelings about what the legislation means for players who gamble at home and the related industries that benefit from the action.

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    • 07 October 2006

      Neteller and Firepay May Be Safe From Recent US Gambling Legislation

      THE EXAMINER By Jerry Jordan, Senior Staff Writer Secreted into H.R. 4954, the Safe Port Act, the U.S. Senate attached and voted to approve an amendment that now makes it illegal for banks to fund Internet gambling sites, as well as, the money brokers, like Neteller, Firepay and Click2Pay that act as a go-between from U.S. banks and offshore gambling sites. In addition, the legislation, which is expected to be signed by President George W.

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