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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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