Gambling News

  • 25 April 2007

    Online Gambling in Washington State Decriminalized

    Good News! Gambling online has been decriminalized in Washington State by a bill that has been passed swaying towards what State Representative Chris Strow was pushing back in January 2007.

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  • 25 April 2007

    Online Gambling Ban Repeal Bill

    A Press Conference will be held by on Thursday April 26, 2007 at 10:00am by Washington, DC’s House Financial Committee Chairman Barney Frank to discuss the Internet Gambling Regulation & Enforcement Act of 2007. You must understand that Congressman Barney Frank has spent many hours of work in the past, towards repealing this bill which was slipped in at the last moment.

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  • 21 April 2007

    Germany to Liberalise Sportsbetting Market

    Gaming Intelligence Group 20 April 2007 The budget and financial speakers of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union agreed this week at a meeting in Stuttgart to propose abolishing the state monopoly on sports betting, and to allow the lottery market to continue unchanged under the terms of the 2004 State Treaty. The terms of a liberalised sports betting market are to be drawn up in a separate State Treaty.

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  • 21 April 2007

    Chinese Political Prisoner Sues Yahoo! For Providing Info

    Times Online Rhys Blakely A Chinese political prisoner sued Yahoo! in a US federal court, accusing the internet company of helping the Chinese government torture him by providing information that led to his arrest. The suit, filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victims Protection Act, is believed to be the first of its kind made against an American internet company.

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  • 20 April 2007

    Congressman Frank Feels Support Against Online Gambling Ban Growing

    Las Vegas Review-Journal By TONY BATT Apr. 19, 2007 WASHINGTON — Although there may not be much support in Congress for Internet gambling, Rep. Barney Frank says resistance is growing against a ban passed late last year. “I think a lot of members of Congress voted for that (ban) without having given it a lot of attention,” Frank said Wednesday. “And I think that there is growing opposition to it,” he said.

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  • 20 April 2007

    South Africa Works To Control Online Gambling By Legalization

    An article in The Herald (www.theherald.co.za) discussed the legalization of online gambling in South Africa. According to the article, the attitude of the South African government is ‘if you can’t beat them join them… or at least regulate them’ . ‘Them’ in this case is the online gambling industry. After watching the U.S.

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  • 20 April 2007

    Hungary Complies With European Commission Order, Expands Online Gambling Services

    Caboodle State gaming company Szerencsejáték announced a public tender for the purchase of IT equipment to be used to expand online gambling services, CEO Gábor Székely said. The introduction of some of the games will take 18 months, due to long legal procedures, he noted. Some games, including lotteries, can not be played by foreign residents, as they have no registered address or bank account in Hungary.

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  • 19 April 2007

    YouTeller Launch Postponed After Legal Problems With Neteller

    NewswireToday London, United Kingdom, 04/19/2007 London-based technology company not interested in NETeller takeover. After facing legal problems with NETeller Plc. Seed Capital Ltd. decided to delay the launch of their new payment processor YouTeller.com. “It is in everyone’s interest that YouTeller will not be confused with NETeller,” said Seed Capital spokesman Florian Schweitzer.

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  • 18 April 2007

    Betex Senior Staff Members Detained By Chinese Authorities

    eGaming Review Asian-facing betting and gaming company Betex has said two of its senior staff at its Beijing operation have been detained and a third is being sought by the Chinese authorities in the province of Jilin. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the company said it believes the alleged illegal activity related to conduct by these individuals and “does not call into question the legality of the company’s software product, or the conduct of the company”.

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  • 17 April 2007

    Neteller Co-Founders Date With DOJ Recheduled For May 16, 2007

    John Lefebvre and Stephen Lawrence, co-founders of Neteller and reluctant guests of the state of New York for the last 3 months have agreed to yet another continuance with the US DOJ. Judge Moss granted the continuance in the interests of Justice and the case has been rescheduled for May 16, 2007. Lefebvre and Lawrence were arrested on January 15, 2007 Founders Of Neteller Arrested On Both Coasts Of U.S.

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