Gambling News

  • 16 April 2007

    Online Gambling Ban Criminalizes America's Favorite Pastime

    Bloomberg By Ann Woolner April 13 (Bloomberg) — As friends whom I shall not name gathered Saturday night at an undisclosed location, I looked around the table and realized it was surrounded by criminals. The evidence was everywhere. The cards, the poker chips, the bowl of money that served as the bank showed these solid citizens to be lawbreakers. As for me, I plead the Fifth.

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  • 16 April 2007

    Internet Gambling Campaign Launched To Repeal UIGEA

    Casino Gambling Web has started a campaign labeled ‘Outcry’ which includes phone calls, letters and emails to members of congress denouncing UIGEA and asking for repeal of the unpopular legislation. According to their website “Congressman Barney Frank has said he will strongly support a repeal of what he calls ‘the stupidest law’ in the history of the United States if the public outcry for a repeal is loud enough.

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  • 16 April 2007

    Congressman Frank Will Introduce Bill In Next 2 Weeks To Repeal Internet Gambling Ban

    REUTERS Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:34AM EDT By Huw Jones BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A bill to end a ban imposed last year on online gambling in the United States will be presented within two weeks but will likely need time to garner support, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said on Thursday. Internet gambling in the United States was effectively banned last October when President George W. Bush signed legislation outlawing gaming financial transactions.

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  • 09 April 2007

    LA Times Urges US To Repeal Online Gambling Ban

    Los Angeles Times Sunday, April 8, 2007 ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, former British colonies on the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, are smaller than Los Angeles and less populous than Burbank. Yet they may be able to force the world’s most powerful government to change its gambling laws. Not since 1960 has it been legal under federal law to place or take bets on sports using interstate or international phone lines.

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  • 03 April 2007

    EC Requests Member States To Amend Gambling Laws

    CZECH BUSINESS By: Judit Zegnál, 02. 04. 2007 In response to repeated complaints by online betting companies, the European Commission (EC) took action to put an end to the obstacles to sports betting services in Hungary, Denmark and Finland.

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  • 30 March 2007

    Gambling Lobbies Spend Millions Annually

    USA TODAY By Diana Marrero, Gannett News Service WASHINGTON — Casinos, Indian tribes and other groups spent millions lobbying Congress last year as lawmakers considered bills to ban wagering online and off Indian reservations… The $25 million the gaming industry spent on lobbying in 2006 was a slight increase over the previous year’s total, but down from the $28.

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  • 30 March 2007

    WTO Official Ruling: US Internet Gambling Ban Illegal

    Bloomberg By Warren Giles March 30 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. ban on offshore Internet gambling payments is illegal, the World Trade Organization said today, upholding a previous decision that allowed for possible sanctions… Antigua and Barbuda, a Caribbean nation of 80,000 people, has challenged Bush administration efforts to close the estimated $12 billion global business to U.S. residents, who account for half of the market. The U.S.

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  • 30 March 2007

    Poland Government Prepares To License Online Gambling

    Online-Casinos.com reports that The Warsaw Voice had some good news for online gamblers in Poland this week as the Polish government is prepares to license online gambling. Apparently taking a cue from the European Commission’s recent ruling that went against Italy’s attempts to ban foreign bookmakers, the Polish government is planning to introduce regulations in line with the EU ruling.

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  • 30 March 2007

    Ringleader Of Illegal Sports Betting Operation Was NYPD Cop

    NY1 March 29, 2007 Two former city police officer were among the 17 people busted in what prosecutors say was a multi-million dollar online gambling ring. Investigators say the head of the sports betting operation was John Kinahan, a former NYPD officer. Former detective Phillip Buckles was also arrested. Authorities say the sports ring placed bets through an offshore internet service. The operation brought in more than $30-million in wagers in the past year.

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  • 30 March 2007

    Online Gambling Prohibition Results in Offshore Gambling Boom

    Information Week By Alice LaPlante March 29, 2007 04:00 AM Far from slowing its growth, a government crackdown on online gambling has sent many sites offshore, and many others underground. But it’s a good bet that Internet poker will remain a booming industry. “…But not everyone was so easily spooked. A large numbers of online gambling companies chose to keep their casinos open. Although now operating illegally according to U.S.

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