Gambling News

  • 01 October 2006

    US Congress approves Internet gambling ban bill

    REUTERS Updates with final approval of House) By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Most forms of Internet gambling would be banned under a bill that received final U.S. congressional approval early Saturday. The House of Representatives and Senate approved the measure and sent it to President George W. Bush to sign into law.

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  • 01 October 2006

    Poker Players Alliance: Congress Ignores Public Sentiment, Approves Internet Poker Prohibition

    Saturday September 30, 2:52 pm ETWASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — In a Congressional back room deal, opponents of Internet gambling have added language to port security legislation that would prohibit online wagering. The port security bill with the Internet gambling prohibition language included was approved by the U.S. House and Senate late on Friday evening and will be sent to the President to be signed into law.“This last minute deal reeks of political gamesmanship.

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  • 30 September 2006

    Congress welcomes back Prohibition - Internet Gambling Bill Passes

    EYE ON GAMBLING – EOG written September 30, 2006 Many local bookmakers such as “Benny the Bullet” were seen partying and rejoicing in Central Park, New York late last night and into the early morning hours today. Their business is expected to quadruple, just as bootlegging did years ago. I also imagine that some Poker houses are equally ecstatic to welcome back basement games.

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  • 28 September 2006

    ONLINE GAMING BATTLE WAGES BETWEEN US AND ANTIGUA AND BABUDA

    TAX-NEWS.COM by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London 28 September 2006 America’s hard-line stance on the issue of internet gambling is likely to be at the top of the agenda during the visit by a delegation from the government of Antigua and Barbuda to Washington this week.

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  • 28 September 2006

    Sportingbet Takes Offense On US War On Internet Gambling

    This Is Money (www.thisismoney.co.uk) Bill Condie, Evening Standard 27 September 2006 Online gaming outfit Sportingbet has gone on the offensive against the American authorities ahead of a crucial hearing for Peter Dicks, its former chairman. Dicks is returning to the US tomorrow to fight moves to put him on trial in Lousiana on charges of breaking state laws against internet gambling.

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  • 28 September 2006

    Efforts to Attach Online Gambling Bill To Critical Defense Legislation Fails

    ALL HEADLINE NEWS September 27, 2006 5:00 p.m. EST Jacob Cherian – All Headline News Staff Writer Washington, DC (AHN) – An effort to stick a bill banning most forms of Internet gambling onto a “must-pass” defense bill has been stopped. However, Republican supporters are looking for alternative ways to pass the online gambling bill.

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  • 28 September 2006

    William Hill Stops All Bets From US Customers

    IRISH EXAMINER (www.irishexaminer.com) 27/09/2006 – 3:10:39 PM British bookmaker William Hill said today it had stopped taking casino and poker bets from US customers amid confusion over internet gambling laws there. Online sports betting contravenes the 1961 Wire Act in America, which bans the placing of bets on sporting events via the telephone line in the states.

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  • 27 September 2006

    MORE WARRANTS FOR ONLINE GAMBLING'S SPORTINGBET STAFF

    SCOTSMAN.COM LONDON (Reuters) – Louisiana is determined to stop Internet gambling companies from taking bets in the southern U.S. state and has issued four arrest warrants for staff at Sportingbet , a police officer told the Financial Times. Captain Joe Lentini, head of the casino section of Louisiana’s Police Gaming Enforcement division, said in an interview published on Wednesday the warrants included one for Peter Dicks, former chairman of the UK-listed company.

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  • 27 September 2006

    Enforcing Louisiana's Ban On Online Gambling -

    MSNBC By Andrew Ward Updated: 9:40 p.m. ET Sept 26, 2006 Louisiana’s investigation into online gambling originated in a routine staff meeting this year, when Captain Joe Lentini of Louisiana’s Police Gaming Enforcement division reminded officers of the state’s law against online gambling.

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  • 27 September 2006

    CryptoLogic To Move Headquarters To Ireland

    THE TORONTO STAR Sep. 25, 2006. 01:20 PM TARA PERKINS BUSINESS REPORTER Toronto-based CryptoLogic Inc. is moving its headquarters to Ireland early next year, it announced Monday. CryptoLogic makes software for gaming websites, specializing in poker and casino games. The decision to move was not a result of the recent U.S. crackdown on online gambling, said CryptoLogic CEO Lewis Rose.

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