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    • 15 December 2006

      OPTIMAL ACQUISITIONS PLANS BUY OUT OF FIREONE GROUP (FIREPAY)

      SHARECAST LONDON (SHARECAST) – Payment processor FireOne Group has agreed to a 60p per share buy-out from its major shareholder, OGI. Fireone shares have crashed from over 400p at the start of the year following the introduction of the legislation in the US that made it illegal to process online gambling payments. The offer, from Optimal Acquisitions, a subsidiary of OGI, values the company at £32.4m. Over 75% of shareholders have already agreed the bid.

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    • 15 December 2006

      CAP EURO FACES LAST MINUTE RELOCATION

      iGAMING BUSINESS PRESS RELEASE CAP Euro the biggest iGaming affiliate event ever to hit London has been forced to move venue at the last minute. It’s not all bad though; the new venue (The London Olympia Conference Centre) has a bigger capacity, a much larger auditorium and is only 1.3 miles from the original venue Chelsea FC.

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    • 14 December 2006

      PARTYGAMING STABILIZED - SHOWS IMPROVEMENT

      FORBES PartyGaming says revenues have stabilised; seeing improvements in KPIs 12.14.06, 2:41 AM ET LONDON (AFX) – PartyGaming PLC, which has been hit by new US laws restricting online gambling, said its revenues have stabilised quickly following the legislation and added it has begun to see improvements in a number of its key performance indicators.

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    • 13 December 2006

      EU COURT TO RULE ON STATE AUTHORITY TO OUTLAW BETTING AGENCIES

      REUTERS VIENNA, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Austrian online betting operator bwin.com’s (BWIN.VI: Quote, Profile , Research) business model would become obsolete if the European Court of Justice ruled unfavourably in a landmark case due soon, bwin’s head was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The European Court of Justice is due in the next months to rule whether EU member states can outlaw betting agencies licensed in another member state.

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    • 12 December 2006

      MERRILL LYNCH STUDY CLAIMS ONLINE GAMBLING COULD BE A $528 BILLION INDUSTRY BY 2015

      THE REGISTER Online gambling poised to pull $528bn – US shuns cash cow By Burke Hansen in San Francisco Tuesday 12th December 2006 Internet gaming is now the fastest growing segment of internet commerce, according to a report from Gamingpublic.com, an industry trade publication. Revenue in the sector is growing at a rate of 22 per cent per year. Gamingpublic.

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    • 12 December 2006

      NEW eCOGRA TEAM TO MONITOR UK ONLINE GAMBLING

      BCS 12/12/2006 A new team has been established to monitor online gambling in the UK. eCOGRA’s new team will monitor all 91 online casinos and 21 poker rooms accredited with the body’s Play It Safe seal to ensure online gambling in the UK is as safe as possible. The new four-member team, all of whom have experience in the gambling and audit industry, will conduct on-site assessments of online casinos and poker rooms to ensure casinos adhere to its standards and regulations.

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    • 11 December 2006

      South Africa Prepares To Legalize Mobile and Online Gambling

      BUSINESS DAY CAPE TOWN — Online and cellphone gaming will become legal for the first time in SA if a draft amendment bill adopted by the cabinet last week is finally passed into law. The South African gambling industry has been frustrated by the length of time it has taken government to come up with regulations to legalise internet gaming.

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    • 08 December 2006

      Try Slotland's New Mobile Game With $20 Free

      SLOTLAND adds another game to their mobile lineup! Striking Sevens is just like the online version and also features sound and animation. Download Striking Sevens mobile from wap.slotland.com to your mobile phone and login to your SLOTLAND account through your mobile phone, you will receive $20 absolutely free! SLOTLAND doesn’t stop there!

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    • 08 December 2006

      Online Casino Tycoon Prepared to Pay Palistine and Israel $1 Billion Each For Peace

      ZAMAN (zaman.com) By Anadolu News Agency (AA), Jerusalem Thursday, December 07, 2006 An Israeli businessman has offered $1 billion dollars to Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniye if he reaches a peace agreement with his Israeli counterpart. Billionaire Israeli businessman Avi Shaked, whose great fortune came from running internet gambling sites, told the Reuters news agency that he wanted the killing to stop.

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    • 08 December 2006

      European Online Gambling Industry Takes Dim View of Sands Launch Into Online Gaming

      Telegraph.co.uk By Harry Wallop Last Updated: 12:02am GMT 06/12/2006 The European gambling industry has attacked the launch of an online gaming website by Las Vegas Sands, the US giant. Torbjorn Ihre, the head of public affairs at the European Betting Association, said: “It’s hypocrisy and discrimination. These two words fit. This proves that the US being open to competition is a false claim.”

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    • 08 December 2006

      Bodog Pulls All US Advertising, Moves Global HQ to Antigua

      PRNewswire December 5, 2006 St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda Bodog.com Entertainment announced today a plan to pull all its U.S.-facing gaming-related advertising, mostly for its free-play and educational site, Bodog.net. The advertising pullback, which is quite extensive, includes television, radio, magazine and newspapers in the U.S.

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    • 05 December 2006

      Online Gaming, Sportsbetting and Poker Has A Weekly Section In Metro Philadelphia Newspaper

      The Metro Philadelphia Newspaper established a weekly Wednesday “Gaming Section” in August of this year which publishes editorials containing Online Casinos, Poker and Sports Betting. The largest daily newspaper in Philadelphia, Metro Philadelphia works to stay in touch with their readership.

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    • 05 December 2006

      US Newspaper Features Online Gaming /Sportsbetting/Poker Section

      In August 2006, the Metro Philadelphia Newspaper established a weekly Wednesday “Gaming Section” which publishes editorials containing Online Casinos, Poker and Sports Betting. Metro Philadelphia is the largest daily newspaper in Philadelphia. To stay in touch with their readership the paper considers the fact that a large part of their readership is young, internet savy and many visit casinos in nearby Atlantic City. Philadelphia also has several new slot parlors opening soon.

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    • 05 December 2006

      GAMBLING CHANNEL FOLDS DUE TO UNCERTAINTY OF GAMBLING

      Variety Tuesday, December 5, 2006 By ED MEZA BERLIN — Paybox Premiere is pulling the plug on its much ballyhooed gambling channel Premiere Win due to the legal uncertainty of gambling offerings in Germany. Premiere ended its partnership with U.S. gaming firm Magnabet, which was the basis of Premiere Win. International online gambling companies have suffered an autumn of discontent after the U.S.

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    • 04 December 2006

      LAS VEGAS SANDS SIGNS DEAL FOR ONLINE GAMLING SITE

      PR NEWSWIRE Agreement with Cantor Gaming will provide End-to-end Online Gaming Portal LAS VEGAS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that an agreement has been reached between one of its affiliates and Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of the global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald, to launch an online casino and poker site initially aimed at serving the United Kingdom market.

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    • 04 December 2006

      Madrid Licenses Online Gambling, Followed Italy's Lead

      iGAMING BUSINESS 04-12-06 A host of bookmakers and online gambling companies are expected to flock to the Spanish market following the decision by Madrid’s regional government to regulate gaming through the introduction of licences.

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    • 03 December 2006

      Japanese Add New Casino Reviews

      New Casino Reviews in Japanese

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    • 02 December 2006

      Nuevas Reseñas de Casino Español

      Hemos añadido una colección de Casinos en español en nuestra sección de Juegos y Casino. Este grupo de reseñas de casino es ofrecido en español por su confiabilidad y buen software. Como siempre, Juegos y Casino se encarga de presentarte sólo los casinos que ofrecen buen trato a sus jugadores y acorde con los estándares de calidad.

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    • 02 December 2006

      Προστέθηκε Νέο Ελληνικό Review Καζί

      Προσθέσαμε μια νέα συλλογή Ελληνικών καζίνο στην κατηγορία Games and Casino.

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    • 02 December 2006

      IT COULD BE CALLED 'THANK YOU FOR GAMBLING'

      EGamingPulse Friday, December 1 In the recent movie “Thank You for Smoking,” the hero–a tobacco lobbyist–comes under fire for working to protect people’s right to smoke. A similar movie could be made about gambling. The villain would be Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). Goodlatte has been fighting to enact legislation on Internet gambling for some time, and he can now finally claim a good deal of success with the passage of H.R.

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    • 02 December 2006

      BETONSPORTS FACES LEGAL ACTION FROM ANTIGUA-BARBUDA REGULATOR

      Caribbean Net News Friday, December 1, 2006 ST JOHN’S, Antigua: The Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) of Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday announced that it has filed an application for a restraining order in the High Court of Justice, against BETonSPORTS (Antigua) Ltd.

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    • 30 November 2006

      Nya svenska kasinorecensioner

      Vi har lagt till några utvalda svenska kasinon till Games and Casino. Recensionerna av de här kasinona är på svenska och kasinona är utvalda för att de är pålitliga och har en bra programmjukvara. Som alltid är Games and Casino noga med att endast presentera kasinon som tar väl hand om sina spelare och uppfyller våra hårda krav.

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    • 30 November 2006

      Nuove Recensioni dei Casino Italiani

      Abbiamo aggiunto una serie di Casino Italiani nella sezione Giochi e Casino. Tali casino sono stati selezionati in base alla sicurezza ed al software di alta qualita’. Come sempre, Giochi e Casino prende in considerazione solo quei casino che trattano i giocatori nel migliore dei modi e mantengono alti standard. Gli standard comprendono l’ottimo servizio assistenza, bonus generosi, e sistemi di pagamento sicuri.

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    • 30 November 2006

      Neue, hinzugefügte deutsche Casino-Bewertungen

      Wir haben eine Reihe an deutschsprachigen Casinos für Games und Casino hinzugefügt. Die Anzahl der Casino-Bewertungen wird auf Deutsch angeboten. Lesen Sie die unten aufgeführten Bewertungen und nutzen Sie den Willkommensbonus für unsere neuen Spieler, die das Online-Casino auf Deutsch ausprobieren möchten. Es wurden nur die Casinos mit der besten Software und dem besten Ruf ausgesucht.

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    • 30 November 2006

      Sportingbet Reports Huge Online Gambling Losses - Castigates UK

      BBC NEWS Sportingbet has reported quarterly losses of £241.4m ($470.6m), after selling its US business for £1. The online gambling firm took a charge of £252m on exiting the US in October, shortly before new laws outlawing internet gaming came into force there. But it saw gross profit from its other gambling operations rise 48% to £31.7m, in the three months to 31 October.

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    • 28 November 2006

      eCOGRA APPOINTS FORMER HEAD OF ACCTING FIRM TO BOARD

      LONDON, November 28, 2006 – eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance) www.ecogra.org, the online gambling industry’s player protection and standards authority, has appointed a highly experienced leisure and gaming financial executive as an additional independent director on the Board.

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    • 27 November 2006

      Attention Online Slots Players!! King Cashalot Progressive Jackpot is now over $1,000,000!!!

      Now is the time to try your luck on King Cashalot Progressive Slots game, one of the most popular progressive slots games on the internet. The jackpot total is now over $1,000,000! You can play King Cashalot at The Lucky Nugget, The River Belle, The Gaming Club or Jackpot City so get clicking!!

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    • 27 November 2006

      Rakeback CAP at Prima/Microgaming As It Affects Royal Card Club

      Dear Affiliate, Please read the below email in full very carefully. If there is anything you are unsure of please contact us. We expect to be very busy over the next week but we will ensure we have time to respond to all queries you have within 24 hours. MGS (Prima Poker) are introducing a rakeback cap and they are outlawing the promotion of rakeback for any rooms on the MGS Poker Network.

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    • 24 November 2006

      Russian Gambling Bill Making the Rounds - Wins Round One

      iGAMING BUSINESS 24-11-06 The Gambling Bill proposed by President Vladimir Putin in October, which plans to set up four gambling zones in Russia, has been approved at its first reading by the Duma last week by a vote of 440-0 and one abstention. The president had proposed the bill after the Interior Ministry launched an operation to check the financial, tax and sanitary-epidemiological documents of a variety of gambling establishments in the capital allegedly linked to the Georgian mafia.

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    • 23 November 2006

      RX.com Launches a Universal Gambling Portal - TheRXCasinos.com

      (PRWEB) November 23, 2006 — TheRXCasinos.com, the first in a series of new online gambling portal Web sites from TheRX.com, announces its Web site launch today.The well-established sports information Web site, TheRX.com promises its new Web site, TheRXCasinos.com to be the first of a sequence of new Web sites set to expand upon TheRX.com’s success, with each new site having its own distinct focus.As the name suggests, TheRXCasinos.com will center itself upon the online casino industry.

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