Gambling News

  • 19 September 2006

    Playtech Licenses Advanced Multimedia Technology

    Monday September 18, 3:14 am ET NICOSIA, Cyprus, September 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Playtech (Cyprus) Ltd., the international designer, developer and licensor of software for the gambling industry, a subsidiary company of Playtech Ltd (LSE: PTEC – News), listed on AIM, announced today the signing of a license agreement with 1st Technology LLC. The license agreement is in relation to 1st Technology’s core multimedia patents applied to advanced online gaming products.

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  • 19 September 2006

    PUBLIC VS PRIVATE IN ONLINE GAMBLING CLASH

    INT’L HERALD TRIBUNE By Eric Pfanner International Herald Tribune Published: September 18, 2006 LONDON The detention of the heads of an Austrian online gambling company by French authorities has raised the stakes in a Europe-wide battle between lucrative state-sponsored betting monopolies and their upstart rivals on the Internet, raising eyebrows at the European Commission in Brussels.

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  • 19 September 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING EXEC FREED

    RED HERRING September 15, 2006 Peter Dicks has resigned his job as chairman of Sportingbet PLC, but he regained his freedom as New York authorities lifted the threat of extradition to Louisiana hanging over his head and returned his passport. Mr. Dicks, 64, was detained last week after arriving at New York’s JFK Airport from London, where customs officers were alerted to an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued by the state of Louisiana (see Second Gambling Exec Nabbed). Mr.

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  • 17 September 2006

    FRIST TARGETS INTERNET GAMBLING

    ABC NEWS/POLITICS September 17th, 2006 Senate Majority Leader Frist Seeks to Add Internet Gambling Ban to Defense Bill, Sources Say By NANCY ZUCKERBROD WASHINGTON Sep 13, 2006 (AP)— Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is trying use a bill authorizing U.S. military operations, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, to prohibit people from using credit cards to settle Internet gambling debts. Frist, R-Tenn.

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  • 16 September 2006

    TOP EXECS OF AUSTRIA'S BWIN ARRESTED BY FRENCH POLICE

    Friday Police in France’s Alpes-Maritime region near Nice arrested Manfred Bodner and Norbert Teufelberger, top execs for Austria’s BWIN, for allegedly violating French gaming laws. These laws prevent online gaming and advertisements from companies other than the Francaise des Jeux, which runs the lottery, and the PMU which takes bets for horse races. These two gaming companies hold a monopoly in France.This action has been declared “scandalous” by BWIN’s spokeswoman Karin Klein.

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  • 16 September 2006

    FRIST GOES ALL IN REGARDING ONLINE GAMBLING BAN

    THE WASHINGTON TIMES FRIST SHOWS HIS HAND TODAY’S EDITORIAL September 16, 2006 Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is trying to force through a restriction on Internet gambling by incorporating it into the FY 2007 defense appropriations bill, according to reports. By attaching a measure intended to ban Internet gambling to a necessary armed services appropriations bill, Mr.

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  • 16 September 2006

    French State Lottery Going After Gambling Execs

    TIMESONLINE (timesonline.co.uk)From Adam Sage in Paris THE French national lottery warned online gaming executives yesterday that they could be arrested if they set foot in France, after the joint chief executives of BWin, of Austria, were detained by French police. The arrest of Manfred Bodner and Norbert Teufelberger as they prepared for a press conference at Monaco football club, which is sponsored by BWin, sent a fresh shudder through the online gaming industry.

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  • 15 September 2006

    GAMING BOSS QUITS BEFORE COURT APPEARANCE

    GUARDIAN UNLIMITED Andrew Clark in New York Friday September 15, 2006 The Guardian The chairman of the gaming firm Sportingbet has severed ties with the company in order to pursue his fight against criminal charges of encouraging illegal online betting in America. Peter Dicks informed Sportingbet of his resignation just minutes before a court appearance in New York yesterday at which a judge gave him permission to return temporarily to Britain.

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  • 14 September 2006

    STRAIGHTS HAVE NO RANKING IN NEW ONLINE POKER ROOM FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDERED PLAYERS

    First Ever Online Poker Room for GLBT – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Community Opens New Poker Game Launched For GLBT – No Straights ComeOutPoker.com, the world’s first online poker site catering exclusively to the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) community, launched its real online poker room today. While some of the big- name poker sites may claim gay members, ComeOutPoker.

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  • 14 September 2006

    Justice Department defends using 'dated' laws in gambling arrests

    THE REGISTER www.theregister.co.uk High Wire Act By OUT-LAW.com Published Thursday 14th September 2006 19:04 GMT The US Department of Justice has admitted that the 1961 Wire Act which it uses to prosecute executives of online gambling companies is “dated”. The Department insists, though, that the law is sufficient for the prosecution of gambling executives.

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