Gambling News

  • 10 November 2006

    UK EMBRACES ONLINE GAMBLING WHILE US ISOLATES

    POKER NEWS November 09, 2006 Haley Hintze In an article written by Haley Hintze at POKER NEWS, comparisons were made between the governments of Great Britain and the United States…. “A virtual line in the sand drawn by United Kingdom officials responsible for the oversight of Britain’s legalized online gaming industry is likely to further isolate the United States in its efforts to legislate online gaming out of existence. As reported in The Register, the U.K.

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  • 09 November 2006

    REPORT ON EU GAMBLING STUDY: THE CASE FOR CHANGE!

    EU BUSINESS The European Betting Association and the Remote Gambling Association welcome the final publication by the European Commission on 12th October 2006 of the Study of Gambling Services in the Internal Market of the European Union commissioned in November 2004 to the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. This Study sheds significant light on the gambling market of the EU.

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  • 08 November 2006

    GAMBLING INDUSTRY RESHUFFLES ITS CARDS

    iGAMING BUSINESS 08-11-06 London, UK (Press Release) 7 November 2006 — Gaming companies have switched their focus from the huge US market to concentrate more on Europe and Asia; speculation is mounting regarding mergers between 888 and PartyGaming and /or Ladbrokes; London casinos are becoming important strategic asset for foreign gaming companies; new legislation in Britain next year will clear the way for super casinos and an influx of online gaming businesses and Ryan air have

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  • 08 November 2006

    BETonSPORTS AND U.S. MAKE DEAL

    REUTERS UK BETonSPORTS, U.S. reach stop-business agreement Mon Nov 6, 2006 5:10 PM GMT137 ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – BETonSPORTS Plc (BSS.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and government prosecutors have agreed on a court order permanently restraining the indicted online gaming company from taking bets in the United States, lawyers on both sides told a U.S. court in St. Louis on Monday.

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  • 08 November 2006

    eCOGRA OFFERS REGULATORY EXPERIENCE TO UK

    Monday 6 November 2006 LONDON, November 6 /PRNewswire/ — eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) www.ecogra.org, the online gambling industry’s independent player protection and standards authority, has offered to lend its regulatory experience to the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport. This follows on from its recent summit on internet gambling.

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  • 06 November 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING FIRMS SEE NO ADVANTAGES IN OPERATING OUT OF UK

    EDITOR’S OPThe talk around town, London Town that is, is that the British government’s attempts to get online gambling firms to base their operations in and pay tax to the UK is not going to fly . The Observer reported that John Healey, Treasury Minister for the UK was addressing tourism industry leaders last week. During his speech, he said the government is having problems fixing a tax rate to persuade online gambling firms to pay tax in the UK.

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  • 04 November 2006

    ARIZONA BATTLE FOR CONGRESS HEATS UP

    LOS ANGELES TIMES By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Janet Hook, Times Staff Writers November 3, 2006 BILLINGS, MONT. — Heading into the last days of the fight for control of Congress, both political parties moved Thursday to expand the battlefield, trying to revive campaigns that had been seen as lost causes. President Bush traveled to Montana to campaign for beleaguered GOP Sen. Conrad Burns, launching a final midterm drive for Republicans in mostly conservative states and districts.

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  • 04 November 2006

    MGM AND LADBROKES IN TAKEOVER TALKS WITH INTERNET GAMBLING SITES

    THE BUSINESS By : Simon Goodley And Ben Marlow 02/11/2006 America’s MGM Mirage and Britain’s Ladbrokes, two of the world’s largest gambling groups, have started exploratory takeover talks with internet rivals decimated by recent US Congress legislation banning online gambling. MGM, the world’s second-largest gambling group, is understood to have contacted a number of players in the sector, including poker market leader PartyGaming, to discuss a takeover.

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  • 04 November 2006

    NEW ARIZONA POLLS INDICATE PEDERSON WITH POSSIBLE LEAD

    Poker Players against Kyl POKER PLAYERS AGAINST KYL have anounced a positive lead in the polls for the Senate race in Arizona where Incumbent John Kyl (R) is challenged by Jim Pederson (D) NEW POLL: PEDERSON LEADS IN EARLY VOTING. 44 TO 40. Another poll shows that the campaign is closing further on 11/3/06. They are within the margin of error. The DSCC has just announced a $1 million ad buy in AZ.

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  • 04 November 2006

    INTERNET GAMBLING BILL A POSSIBLE PROBLEM FOR GOP ON NOV 7

    FOX NEWS Friday, November 03, 2006 NEW YORK — A Republican-sponsored effort to clamp down on Internet gambling may turn out to be a bad bet for the GOP. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which President Bush signed into law Oct. 13, has infuriated many voters who enjoy betting on sports or playing poker online, analysts said. Other observers, however, see little threat to Republicans from the law, calling it a relatively minor matter to most voters.

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