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Archive for February, 2007

China Vows To Crush Online Gambling For Harmony’s Sake

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
THE REGISTER Anti-obsession controls already in place By Burke Hansen in San Francisco Wednesday 28th February 2007 Due to its proximity to mainland China, gambling development in Macau has exploded - recently even surpassing Las Vegas' legendary Strip in revenue terms - and international players, such as Ladbrokes, have been positioning themselves to expand into the mainland itself when the time is right. It could be a long wait. The mouthpiece of the Chinese government, Xinhua news Read more [...]

Former 888 CEO To Show At Interview With French Authorities

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
eGaming Review eGaming Review has learned that John Anderson will attend the interview with the French authorities on March 13. 888 said in a statement this morning that its non-executive director and former chief executive had been asked to attend the interview with the French gaming authorities. The company added that the French market represented “an immaterial percentage of its business” and that it would continue to consult its legal advisers in relation to this matter. 888 had Read more [...]

Double Standards of US Politicians In Action

Monday, February 26th, 2007
There's been a lot of talk recently through radio, articles and blogs regarding the double standard being used by the United States, most apparent lately in the area of gambling. As online gambling enthusiasts, we've seen US politicians assume the role of parent and pass judgment and legislation against the sins of online gambling and punished us by restricting the use of our own money in our own homes. And like recalcitrant children, we've bowed our heads and headed to our rooms for 'time-out' Read more [...]

APCW Has A Way to Heal All Ills For VA With Online Gambling

Saturday, February 24th, 2007
On February 16, 2007 the APCW announced a working partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Webcom Network for the purposes of identifying and exploring the possibilities of using the charitable online gaming model as a means to bring online gaming back to America while at the same time creating a dedicated revenue stream for the Veterans Administration. The potential of this alliance is enormous and if successful can be used to correct some of the political strip mining of US citizen rights Read more [...]

Fact or Fiction – Is Congressman Barney Frank Going To Challenge UIGEA?

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
You know how rumors operate. Someone says something which is repeated by someone else and passed to another who in turn tells someone else. The trouble with rumors is that the original content very seldom stays intact along the way, not to mention the question of whether the original statement being rumored about was true. But it's beyond me at this point to pass up the current rumor circulating regarding Congressman Barney Frank. So here's the deal... or rumor... Online-Casinos (www.online-casinos.com) Read more [...]

Poker Players Alliance Works To Change Unfair Gaming Laws

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
Lincoln News Messenger (www.lincolnnewsmessenger.com) By: William W. Grey, Fresno Wednesday, February 21, 2007 5:41 PM PST During the midnight hours as the Senate was preparing to adjourn for the elections, the Port Security Act was passed. Senator Bill Frist attached the Unlawful Internet Gambling enforcement Act (UIGEA) to Port Security Act. Most of the senators had voted and left the Senate floor, their knowledge of the attachment is questionable. UIGEA does not prohibit online poker, Read more [...]

INTERNET WAGERING MAY BE KEY TO SPORTS GAMBLING’S FUTURE

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
EDMONTON JOURNAL Curtis Stock, Journal Sports Writer Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 EDMONTON -- When it comes to betting on sports, it seems the gambling industry has left no stone unturned. There are government-sanctioned Sport Select kiosks in virtually every corner store, casinos in every corner of the city and chances to bet on just about any horse race in the world at Edmonton Northlands. There are illegal book-makers more than willing to cater to the sports-betting junkie's Read more [...]

Online Gambling Continues To Grow In US Despite Gambling Ban

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
KBTV.com Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Ysabel Bilbao/KTVB BOISE -- It is America’s hottest past time -- the digital age has put poker back on top of the world. Long gone are the days of smoke-filled basement poker nights. These days all you need is a computer, Internet access and a credit card. But it's illegal. So who is playing and who is watching? NewsChannel 7 investigates the online gambling craze. Forget the poker face, this is about the mouse and the couch. And it has caught Read more [...]

Antigua To Help In Efforts to Collect BetonSports Debt

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
Gambling 911 has reported that the Antiguan government is stepping in to assist in the debt collection process for monies owed to BetonSports which would then be used to pay BoS customers and employees. It's believed there was over a million dollars in company funds still within payment processors that would assist greatly in their goal of paying the debt owed by BoS. Other areas of collection where monies are still owed to BoS , at least on paper, is in advertising. Vendors, however, don't Read more [...]

Online Gambling Service Now Offered At Flybe

Sunday, February 18th, 2007
MARKETING WEEK 15-Feb-07 Flybe, the low cost airline, is providing its customers with a new on-line gambling service as part of its strategy to boost its ancillary services. The service will allow visitors to the Flybe website to play games such a roulette and poker through the site. The service, which is a partnership with Finnish gaming operator PAF Group, launches this week. As part of the deal, PAF will provide the gaming licence and access to the online games. The Finnish company will Read more [...]