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  • 16 May 2007

    New Google Program Compiles Psych Profile of Online Players

    Google has submitted a patent request (US and Europe) for a new program that compiles psych profiles of online ‘gamers’. The thought behind the program is that a player’s in-game behavior provides insight into that player’s personality type. Traits like honest or dishonest, passive or aggressive and includes their personal preferences. This program would then help advertisers target players more effectively.

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  • 16 May 2007

    Bwin Betting On Czech Gamling Increasing

    Czech Business carried an interview with Bwin Interactive regarding the Czech government’s stance on online gaming and Bwin’s successful European operations. “Foreign online gambling companies are betting they’re onto a Czech business jackpot because government officials will never be able to stop their Internet activities run from abroad.

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  • 16 May 2007

    Former Senator Calls For Regulation Of Online Poker

    Poker Players Alliance recently hired Alphonse D’Amato to act as their spokesman for the PPA. In an article by former Senator D’Amato and carried by the Boston Herald, he discusses government’s biggest blunders, self-serving politicians and outrageous legislation; all of which apply to the UIGEA. “Perhaps the biggest government blunders in U.S. history have been prohibitions.

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  • 14 May 2007

    BoDog Random Jackpots Over $1.4 Million

    You better put your mouse to good use and navigate on over to BoDog Casino! Bodog announced their jackpot totals combined have climbed over $1.4 million dollars. That’s a lot of cash! And it’s still growing! You’ll love the Real Series Video Slots; each game has their own Random Jackpot and you don’t have to hit a special combination or line up the reels just right or hold your mouth just so as you stand on your head… they’re random!

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  • 14 May 2007

    Petition To Repeal UIGEA Has A New Goal

    CasinoGamblingWeb announced recently they have a new goal. Information on their website says ‘On behalf of advice given to us by aids to both Shelley Berkley and Barney Frank the goal of the Repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Petition has been changed from 400,000 signatures to just 10,000….

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  • 14 May 2007

    DOJ Indicts 4 Companies, 7 People in Latest Online Gambling Crunch

    The news out of Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Sun, is that charges have been brought against 7 people and 4 companies who stand accused of processing payments for illegal internet gambling. According to the indictment, the 7 defendants live in Las Vegas and 2 of the 4 companies are based out of Salt Lake City.

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  • 14 May 2007

    ABC Gives Bingo Playing Viewers Chance To Win on National Bingo Night

    Want to play bingo but just doing feel like going out? Starting Friday you’ll have two different alternatives! You can play bingo online OR you can watch and play ABC’s new game show ‘National Bingo Night’. National Bingo Night is a high-energy, truly interactive game of luck based on the hugely popular American pastime.

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  • 14 May 2007

    Warrants Issued for Optimal Funds (Firepay)

    Mortreal-based online payment processor Optimal Group Inc (Firepay) reports they are cooperating with an information request from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York in connection with an ongoing investigation of the internet gambling industry. Optimal Group Inc also stated the US Attorney’s Office issued seizure warrants for certain company funds.

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  • 14 May 2007

    World Series of Poker Gets An Upgrade

    It’s that time again – the time that online poker players around the globe wait for, the 2007 World Series of Poker!! WSOP, in anticipation of its annual event, has made several changes they believe are for the good of the game and the players. PocketFives discusses these changes. “One of the monumental changes the WSOP has made thus far is altering the distribution of prize money by flattening the payout structure in each of its events.

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  • 14 May 2007

    2007 Good Year for Online Bingo, Online Bingo Summit Announced

    Online bingo is a hot spot in the online gaming arena and the place to be in the online bingo world is Europe, which is discussed in the press release at Newswire Today NewswireToday – /newswire/ – London, United Kingdom, 05/11/2007 – Online Bingo is experiencing fantastic growth right now with some startling market statistics.

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  • 12 May 2007

    Online Casino Player Wins Slotland Record Breaking Jackpot

    Online Casino Player Wins Slotland Record Breaking Jackpot Congratulations to TOPNOTCHED who won $179,166 while playing Golden 8 at Slotland. This win gives Slotland a new record high for their progressive jackpot wins. They’ve also increased the amount placed in the Jackpot account after each win from $25,000 to $50,000. Hannah Morante of Slotland.com, said, “Doubling the starting amount means that jackpots will build higher in a shorter period of time.

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  • 12 May 2007

    Online Skill Games Can Enrich Players Lives

    There’s always stories about people losing their possessions and ruining their lives through gambling addiction so it was nice to read an article that highlights good news about online gaming.

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  • 11 May 2007

    Chinese Govt Raids Online Casino, $519 Million In Bets Confiscated

    Shanghai Daily reported the investigation and arrest of an online casino in which 5 shareholders of the company and 11 senior members were arrested.

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  • 11 May 2007

    50 Free Spins from Casino Share

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  • 10 May 2007

    $25 Free from Jackpot City Casino

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  • 10 May 2007

    AGA Reports 2007 Revenues Gives Las Vegas Record Breaking Year

    The American Gaming Association reports that according to their survey, gambling revenues at commercial casinos within the US rose a record breaking 6.8% culminating in a $32.4 billion dollar year for 2006.These numbers do not include revenues from American Indian casinos, which is no small amount of change either. Some Indian casinos are reported to have exceeded many Las Vegas commercial casinos.

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  • 10 May 2007

    Mafia Style Gambling Ring Shut Down In New York

    Adam Green and Anthony Giovaniello, both from New York, were arrested along with 16 other people in connection with an 18 month investigation into illegal sports betting and charged with Enterprise Corruption and various other crimes relating to narcotic drugs and firearms.Authorities believe the gambling operation handled approximately two million dollars a week and serviced more than 800 individual bettors using a wire room concept which in this case was located off shore in Costa Rica..

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  • 10 May 2007

    Results Are In - World Poker Tour 1st Quarter 2007 A Success

    World Poker Tour, WPT Enterprises, Inc, reports a good first quarter for 2007. In a press release they reported in part “WPT today announced financial results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2007.

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  • 10 May 2007

    eCOGRA Makes Fairness Testing of Online Casinos Available

    eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance group has been working to produce a stringent fairness testing of online casino and poker sites and announced it is now available to operators wishing to validate their site. The testing and certification process includes monthly poker card shuffling reviews and payout percentage reports on all games as well as bi-annual reports on blackjack, video poker and roulette.

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  • 10 May 2007

    It's New, It's Improved, It's Neteller and It's Not Available in US and Canada

    Neteller issued a press release announcing its new suite of prepaid, re-loadable debit and remittance cards for its customers in Europe and Asia Pacific. Customers in Canada, US and Turkey can not take advantage of Neteller services due to current federal legislation.Their new prepaid card is tied to a customer’s Neteller account and can be used at over 24 million ATMs and Point-of-Sale (PoS) terminals worldwide.

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  • 08 May 2007

    Poker Ban Product of 'Over Reaction' by Congress

    The Concord Monitor carried a letter to the editor on May 6, 2007 regarding online poker, skill or luck, and the game’s current political problems in the US. “A competitor of lesser ability, on a lucky day, can beat even the best in the business. It happened on June 6, 1919, when Man O’ War, perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, lost the only race in his 21 starts.

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  • 08 May 2007

    Everest Poker Announces Maria Maceiras European Women's Poker Tournament Winner

    In a press release today it was announced that Everest Poker, one of Europe’s leading online poker rooms, has celebrated the final of its first European Women’s Poker Tournament which took place in several countries and culminated in an online finale on April 19th.

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  • 08 May 2007

    E-Gold Founders Indicted for Abetting Fraud and Child Pornography

    Co founders of another payment processor, E-Gold, were indicted last week for allegedly ‘allowing the service to be used by criminals engaged in financial scams and child pornography’ according to the Washington Post who reported on the indictments The indictment names the company’s co-founders — Douglas L. Jackson, of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Barry K. Downey, of Woodbine, Md., as well as Reid A. Jackson, of Melbourne, Fla.

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  • 08 May 2007

    UK Companies Plan Grass Roots Campaign In US for Internet Gambling

    UC Group and Baker Tilly believe they have the software and technology to perfectly compliment Rep. Barney Franks new legislation for internet gambling. Their product allows the user to pinpoint the age and location of bettors and detect compulsive gambling and money laundering. The software is already operating in systems around the world according to a company spokesman. the Hill reports that the 2 companies teamed up to launch the “Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative”.

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  • 07 May 2007

    Politicians Silent On US Refusal To Comply With WTO Online Gambling Ruling

    On Friday, April 4, 2007, the US announced its decision to ‘modify’ the commitment made in 1993 to open U.S. markets to “recreational services.” and clarify that gambling services are not included. This unprecedented action would remove any WTO jurisdiction to online gaming and nullify Antigua’s recent WTO court victory.Response to this newest US decision, good or bad, has been reported from several countries outside the US but there has been no comments from the US political arena. Not one.

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  • 05 May 2007

    Antigua Feels 'Deep Disappointment' Over US Actions To Nullify WTO Ruling

    Antigua today expressed ‘Deep Disappointment’ over the announcement by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative John K. Veroneau who said “U.S. federal and state laws have banned interstate gambling for decades, therefore it would be nonsensical for the U.S. to make a commitment to open up interstate gambling for foreign providers when it was unlawful for U.S. providers.

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  • 04 May 2007

    US Will Not Comply With WTO Ruling On Online Gambling

    The Houston Chronicle reported that the United States will use a World Trade Organization procedure to clarify its ban on online gambling, according to a U.S. trade representative. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative John K. Veroneau said today that “U.S. federal and state laws have banned interstate gambling for decades, therefore it would be nonsensical for the U.S. to make a committment to open up interstate gambling for foreign providers when it was unlawful for U.S. providers.

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  • 04 May 2007

    Rep. Berkley Introduces Bill Into Congress Calling For One Year Study Of Online Gambling

    More activity this week as Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-NV) yesterday introduced a bill calling for a one year study of online wagering to be conducted by the National Academy of Sciences. Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Rep. Berkley wants to repeal the UIGEA which was rammed down lawmakers throats last year during the last minutes of session and signed into law October 13th as part of an unrelated bill.

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  • 03 May 2007

    Neteller Not Down Yet - New Debit Card for All Countries but US and Canada

    The reports of Neteller’s demise may have been exaggerated a bit. Neteller today announced a new prep-paid debit card for use world wide except in the US and Canada. …members can fund directly from their e-wallet account*. As a NETELLER member you’ll be able to use this card anywhere that accepts MasterCard®, including ATMs and point-of-sale terminals and internet sites worldwide.

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  • 02 May 2007

    New Mexico Governor Favors Repeal of UIGEA

    While on a campaign stop in Nevada this week Bill Richardson, Democratic presidential hopeful, said he favors repealing last year’s congressional ban on internet gambling. According to Yahoo! a reporter talked to Mr Richardson regarding his stance and relayed the following information: “I’m against shutting it down,” Richardson said in an interview with The Associated Press.

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