Sportingbet Takes Offense On US War On Internet Gambling

28 September 2006

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Bill Condie, Evening Standard
27 September 2006

Online gaming outfit Sportingbet has gone on the offensive against the American authorities ahead of a crucial hearing for Peter Dicks, its former chairman.

Dicks is returning to the US tomorrow to fight moves to put him on trial in Lousiana on charges of breaking state laws against internet gambling. Executive director Nigel Payne has attacked American attempts to outlaw his industry, saying they are driven by commercial interests and not social welfare concerns.

Writing in the New York Times today, Payne – whose company owns ParadisePoker and sportsbook.com – says: ‘I believe that the real picture that emerges is one of fiscal protectionism that is being masked by political manoeuvring and adroit public relations

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