Gambling News

  • 04 November 2006

    MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES THE CLOSURE OF ALL CASH PLAY AT SLOTS24

    SLOTS24.COM In a statement emailed Friday, Robert Ramsden, Senior Manager of Slots24 announced the close of ‘Cash Play’ at Slots24.

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  • 02 November 2006

    FRIST ANTE'S WITH ONLINE GAMBLING BAN, TIME FOR U.S. TO CALL - PEACEFUL PROTEST IN WASHINGTON

    EDITOR’S NOTE November 2, 2006 On Friday the 13th of October 2006, President Bush signed into law the Safe Port Act, a bill to tighten port security and make our country a safer place from terrorists. Attached to this bill was the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIEGA).

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  • 02 November 2006

    WTO LAST CHANCE FOR INTERNET GAMBLING IN US

    BLOOMBERG (www.bloomberg.com) By Warren Giles Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) — Antigua, the Caribbean island nation accounting for a quarter of online betting, says its effort to overturn a U.S. ban on Internet gambling through the World Trade Organization is a last chance for the industry. WTO arbitrators first backed Antigua’s claim that the U.S. illegally discriminated against foreign Internet betting companies two years ago. Last month, President George W.

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  • 31 October 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING CONFERENCE HOSTED BY GREAT BRITAIN - USA A 'NO SHOW'

    DAILY PRESS By JANE WARDELL – AP Business Writer – October 31, 2006, 8:19 AM EST ROYAL ASCOT, England — Officials from more than 30 countries debated ways to regulate the global Internet gaming industry on Tuesday, just weeks after the United States effectively banned online gambling.

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  • 31 October 2006

    NETELLER PROVISION OF SERVICES TO US CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW

    HEMSCOT Todney Hobson 31/10/06 13:27 Surprisingly strong quarterly figures from the online money transfer business has helped to assuage fears over the impact of anti-gambling legislation in the US. Surprisingly strong quarterly figures from the online money transfer business has helped to assuage fears over the impact of anti-gambling legislation in the US. NETeller signed up 3,218 customers in the third quarter to take the total to nearly 3.19m.

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  • 30 October 2006

    BUSH THUMBED NOSE AT WTO COMMITMENTS WITH THE SIGNING OF THE UIGEA

    EGAMINGPULSE On 13 October President Bush signed the law that triggered the market value meltdown of several internet gambling operators that derived much of their turnover from US punters (the most prominent being Partygaming, 888 Holdings and Sportingbet). What many people don’t know is that President Bush did so in complete disregard of US obligations under international law.

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  • 30 October 2006

    NELSON ROSE ON THE NEW ANTI INTERNET GAMING LAW

    POKER PLAYER by I. Nelson Rose Senator Bill Frist (R.- TN), doesn’t want to be President -he wants to be Dictator. Frist, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, used his position of power to ram through the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. He didn’t even give the members of Congress a chance to read the bill. They were told about it late Friday night, mere minutes before they recessed to campaign for reelection.

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  • 30 October 2006

    PARTYGAMING AND 888 MERGER IN THE WORKS

    THE TIMES The Times Online (www.timesonline.co.uk) Louise Armitstead and Matthew Goodman TWO of the biggest UK-listed online poker operators, Party Gaming and 888 Holdings, have held preliminary talks about a possible merger to create a £1.6 billion company. Both firms have been trying to find a way to cope after sales were hit by the introduction of laws banning online gambling in America.

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  • 30 October 2006

    Gambling Legislation Poses Low Risk To Online Gamblers

    THE OREGONIAN Sunday, October 29, 2006 ALEX PULASKI Peter Dumdeang’s voice rose above the TV patter in a bare-walled East Portland apartment, his insistence interrupting two other men who, like him, appeared hypnotized by their laptops. Things were desperate. Down to his last chips Thursday in an Internet poker tourney, Dumdeang needed one of two cards to survive. “C’mon, eight,” he pleaded. “Eight of hearts on the river.

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  • 27 October 2006

    UK CULTURE SECRETARY SAYS US GAMBLING LAW FLAWED

    BBC NEWS The US crackdown on online gambling is a “new prohibition”, which is likely to fuel a rise in fraud and exploitation, the UK culture secretary has said. Offshore sites could become the “modern equivalent of speakeasies”, illegal bars which opened in 1920s America when alcohol was banned, Tessa Jowell added. New US laws forbid firms from taking internet bets, and ban banks and credit card firms from allowing web payments.

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