Gambling News

  • 12 September 2006

    iGaming Business Discusses Sportingbet with US Lawyer

    iGAMING iGAMING BUSINESS 12-09-06 iGaming Business has spoken with US lawyer David Schollenberger about the recent arrest of Peter Dicks and the wider implications that the detention will have for online gaming in the United States.

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  • 10 September 2006

    US needs to declare its hand on online gambling

    The Sunday Times John Waples TIMESONLINE September 10, 2006 PETER DICKS, chairman of the online gaming group Sportingbet, had to raise $50,000 on Friday for his bail. He was also forced to surrender his passport. But a lot more rides on the outcome of his Supreme Court hearing this Thursday. That is when Dicks will be told whether he will be extradited to Louisiana to face a charge of soliciting a local citizen to make a sports bet online. If he is extradited, the fallout could be immense.

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  • 10 September 2006

    Peter Dicks Flushed By Louisiana Gambling by Computer Law

    BAYOUBUZZ.COM New Orleans, La.–You can bet that Peter Dicks is flushed as he fights to stay away from extradition to a Louisiana Court. The Louisiana anti-Internet Gambling law was designed to do exactly what it the state is doing—keep Internet gaming away from Louisiana.

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  • 10 September 2006

    GAMBLING EXECS NOT SAFE IN US

    24.COM | FIN24.COM Gaming chiefs not safe in US 10/09/2006 13:49 St Louis – Gambling industry experts agree: If you operate an offshore gaming website, stay out of the US. Moments after stepping foot on American soil on Thursday, Sportingbet plc Chairperson Peter Dicks became the second British offshore sports betting executive arrested in recent months for illegal online gambling in the US.

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  • 10 September 2006

    Peter Dicks’s US Arrest Causing Panic at Online Gaming Firms

    TIMES ONLINE The Sunday Times – Business September 10, 2006 Focus: Busted! Peter Dicks’s US arrest is causing panic at online gaming firms, write Dominic Rushe in New York and Louise Armitstead When the New York Giants take on the Indianapolis Colts today, at least $10 of dodgy money will be riding on the game. The bet was made with the London-listed gaming firm Sportingbet.com by Dominic Rushe, our US-based reporter, using his American bank account.

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  • 09 September 2006

    PETER DICKS, SPORTINGBET CHIEF, RELEASED ON $50,000 BAIL

    BBC NEWS 09/09/06 The chairman of UK-based online gaming firm Sportingbet has been granted a $50,000 bail by a US court. Peter Dicks was held in New York on Thursday under a warrant issued by state authorities in Louisiana accusing him of “gambling by computer”. The court in Queens, New York, also ordered him to surrender his passport. Mr Dicks is to face another hearing on 14 September when the New York court will consider a request by the Louisiana authorities to extradite him.

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  • 08 September 2006

    Arrest adds pressure on Internet gaming

    THE BOSTON GLOBE By Jeff Douglas, Associated Press Writer September 8, 2006 ST. LOUIS –Gambling industry experts agree: If you operate an offshore gaming Web site, stay out of the U.S. Moments after stepping foot on American soil Thursday, Sportingbet PLC Chairman Peter Dicks became the second British offshore sports betting executive arrested in recent months for illegal online gambling in the U.S.

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  • 08 September 2006

    Sportingbet PLC Chairman To Fight Extradition To Louisiana

    EASYBOURSE Thursday September 7th, 2006 / 5h35 By Chad Bray Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- The non-executive chairman of Sportingbet PLC (SBT.LN) will fight extradition to Louisiana on charges of illegal Internet gambling, his lawyer said late Thursday.

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  • 07 September 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING STOCKS DIVE - AGAIN - AS US DOJ HOLDS GAMING EXECUTIVE - AGAIN.

    REUTERS UK Thu Sep 7, 2006 2:05 PM BST162 By Pete Harrison LONDON (Reuters) – The United States detained a second Internet gaming executive on Thursday, adding to fears it is cracking down on the lucrative industry and sparking share price falls that wiped over $1.5 billion (800 million pounds) off the market value of the sector. Online bookmaker Sportingbet said its chairman, Peter Dicks, had been detained by U.S.

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  • 07 September 2006

    eCOGRA NEEDS YOUR INPUT FOR ONLINE GAMBLING SURVEY

    HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK YOUR MIND An invitation for you to give your views in the biggest online gambling survey ever launched How often have you wanted to tell the top management of the online gambling venues that you use how they should be running things to achieve better customer satisfaction? Those times when you might want to point out areas where improvements could be made; new ideas you think might work well or praise for facets of an operation that you think gets it right? Well

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