Gambling News

  • 20 November 2006

    ANTIGUA AMBASSADOR THINKS NEW US CONGRESS MAY PROVIDE HOPE FOR ONLINE GAMING

    THE ANTIGUA SUN Monday November 20 2006 As speculation about how the upcoming change in the make-up of the US Congress and House of Representatives may impact on Antigua & Barbuda’s economic interests, at least one senior diplomat is holding out hope that some changes might come about on key issues.

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  • 19 November 2006

    EXPERTS WARN IT MAY BE YEARS BEFORE CONGRESS ADDRESSES ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATION

    LAS VEGAS SUN By Liz Benston November 19, 2006 While the gaming industry is heralding the appointment of casino-friendly Democrats to key positions of power in Washington, experts warn that it could take many years before Congress will be willing to consider regulating online gambling. “If it comes up again, they’re going to say, ‘We’ve already dealt with that issue,’ ” said David Stewart, a Washington attorney who advises the American Gaming Association.

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  • 19 November 2006

    GAMBLERS STILL HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING BAN

    LAS VEGAS SUN By Liz Benston November 19, 2006 Passing bills in the dead of night without a lick of debate was business as usual in President Bush’s Republican-controlled Congress. But the details behind the October passage of a controversial Internet gambling prohibition bill was enough to make even jaded political observers’ hair stand on end.

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  • 18 November 2006

    PARTYGAMING'S DIXIT PLUMMETS DOWN FORBES LIST OF RICHEST INDIANS

    MONEYCONTROL (www.moneycontrol.com) 2006-11-18 11:29 The Forbes list of richest Indians is out and India’s top 10 have seen their net worth skyrocket almost 60 % in a year reports CNBC-TV18. The top 10 Indian billionaires have added USD 64 billion to their net worth in a year. Lakshmi Mittal, who is also the world’s third richest man, has been crowned the richest Indian once again this year.

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  • 16 November 2006

    CASINO EXECUTIVES SPEAK OUT ON INTERNET GAMBLING BAN

    YAHOO NEWS By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press Writer Thu Nov 16, 12:37 AM ET LAS VEGAS – Casino executives and a poker lobby group said that they hope a change in power brought by the midterm elections will help them overturn an Internet gambling ban rushed through Congress while Republicans were still in control. MGM Mirage Inc. chief executive Terry Lanni said Wednesday that the measure is “ridiculous” because it was signed into law Oct.

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  • 16 November 2006

    30 CHARGED IN NEW YORK WITH OPERATING AN ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATION / ONLINE BOOKMAKING

    PC WORLD Grant Gross, IDG News Service 16/11/2006 06:48:17 Twenty-seven people and three corporations face charges related to operating an illegal online gambling operation in indictments announced Wednesday by the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the New York City Police Department. The defendants operated a “highly sophisticated” gambling operation that booked more than US$3.3 billion in wagers over 28 months, the law enforcement authorities said.

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  • 16 November 2006

    GAMBLING SITE WEB REQUESTS UP IN SPITE OF US LEGISLATOIN

    BUSINESS WIRE LONDON & SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScanSafe, the leading global provider of Web Security-as-a-Service, today released its latest Global Threat Report on Web and instant messaging (IM), spyware and Web viruses. Among the report’s key findings, the company saw a 40 percent increase in U.S.

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  • 16 November 2006

    TECH ADVANCES AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION HERALDED AT G2E

    November 16, 2006 08:49 AM Eastern Time BUSINESS WIRE Panelists Reaffirm Their Commitment to Responsible Gaming Global Gaming Expo 2006 LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technological advancements and the international expansion of gaming dominated the discussion at Wednesday’s G2E keynote panel as international industry leaders gave their insights on what will define the next generation of global gaming. Moderated by American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Frank J.

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  • 13 November 2006

    POWER PLAY: PLAYTECH TO PURCHASE RIVAL FIRM TRIBECA

    REUTERS UK Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:58 AM GMT31 By Pete Harrison LONDON (Reuters) – Gambling software maker Playtech (PTEC.L: Quote, Profile, Research) agreed to buy rival Tribeca for $75 million (39 million pounds) on Monday to create a company twice the size of its nearest competitor.

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  • 10 November 2006

    BETONSPORTS BANNED PERMANENTLY FROM THE U.S.

    CNN MONEY BetOnSports ban separate from tax suit against company executives. November 10 2006: 4:29 PM EST ST. LOUIS (Reuters) — BETonSPORTS Plc and government prosecutors agreed Thursday on a court order permanently restraining the indicted online gaming company from taking bets in the United States, according to a release from a U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway.

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