Gambling News

  • 31 August 2006

    Chances Slim For Internet Betting Ban

    WINNERONLINE SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal by Tony Batt 28 August, 2006 WASHINGTON — There may not be a better example of how much easier it is to block rather than pass legislation in Congress than the decade-long effort to prohibit Internet gambling. The House and Senate have voted no fewer than six times to either outlaw or severely restrict online wagering. The closest vote in the Senate was 90-10 on July 22, 1998.

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  • 19 August 2006

    FREEDAVIDCARRUTHERS WEBSITE NOW ONLINE

    For everyone who’s been watching the events unfold regarding David Carruthers and BetOnSports, a website is now available to help you keep track of the happenings in and out of court and to show your support for David. Just visit FREEDAVIDCARRUTHERS (http://www.freedavidcarruthers.com) Keep up to date on the current happenings of the trial, judges rulings, lawyers filings and outcome of the case at FREEDAVIDCARRUTHERS.

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  • 16 August 2006

    FORMER ONLINE GAMBLING EXEC MAKES BAIL

    BusinessWeek.com The Associated Press/ST. LOUIS By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Business Writer AUG. 16 3:17 P.M. ET Former online gambling executive David Carruthers was freed on a $1 million bond Wednesday after spending nearly a month behind bars following his arrest on racketeering and fraud charges. Carruthers, 48, was freed after a hearing before U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Medler. He had been expected to be released as early as Monday but it took days to work out technical details.

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  • 16 August 2006

    Bettors Deserve Better - Crusade against online sports gambling is unfair

    SI.com Justin Doom > Doom’s Day Tuesday August 15, 2006 4:12PM The only safe place to bet on sports is in Las Vegas. At this rate, it’s only a matter of time before I’m in jail. In fact, I wonder what the odds on that would be. Maybe I can find a Web site that will offer a line. But I’d better find it soon. Did you hear what happened to the folks over at BetOnSports.com? After recently being singled out and indicted by U.S.

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  • 16 August 2006

    WinnerOnLine Interviews Lawrence G Walters

    An Interview With Lawrence G. Walters: Part I, originally published at >WINNERONLINE – http://www.winneronline.com by Karl Yu, Winneronline 15 August, 2006 There are a lot of legal implications when it comes to online gaming and America’s stance against it. Over the past six months the U.S. has launched a major offensive on the industry on both the federal and state level.

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  • 15 August 2006

    More Problems for BetOnSports and Associates

    It’s been reported that shareholders of BOS are considering legal action against BOS advisors based on the fact that they (advisors) did not mention any unfavorable background on Gary Kaplan, previous owner of the company prior to the the stock offering. It’s rumored that Kaplan has left Costa Rica for parts unknown but the middle east is suspected. He was included in the indictment against BOS for, among other charges, fraud and racketeering.

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  • 15 August 2006

    eCOGRA Achieves 100 Online Casinos Target Months Ahead of Schedule

    Gambling Standards Authority Issues its 107th “Play It Safe” Seal to Accredited Online Casinos and Poker Rooms LONDON, August 14 /PRNewswire/ — The online gambling standards and player protection body, eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (http://www.eCOGRA.org), today announced it achieved its target of accrediting 100 online casinos and poker rooms before December 2006. eCOGRA launched its 100 Seals campaign in May this year with 76 accredited sites.

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  • 14 August 2006

    Jeff Haney on a dying scheme to hustle online casinos

    LAS VEGAS SUN SPORTS August 14, 2006 at 7:29:0 PDT The federal government’s recent crackdown on online gambling has thrust the largely unregulated, sometimes bizarre backwater of Internet casinos into the spotlight. Not long after the House of Representatives passed legislation this summer designed to clamp down on online gambling, the boss of Costa Rica-based BetOnSports was arrested while changing planes in Texas.

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  • 13 August 2006

    Online Gambling Company Still Target

    Belleville News Democrat Sat, Aug. 12, 2006 Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Federal prosecutors said Friday they will continue prosecuting BetOnSports PLC even though the online gambling company is shutting down its operations that take bets from U.S. customers. Separately, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway’s office approved conditions for the release of London-based BetOnSports’ former Chief Executive David Carruthers, according to his attorney, Scott Rosenblum.

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  • 13 August 2006

    BetOnSports folds to US

    INB – Internet News Bureau August 11, 2006 BetonSports Folds U.S. Hand By Roy Mark Betonsports.com is folding its U.S. hand. With the British-based company named in a 22-count indictment for violating American gambling laws and its former CEO sitting in a St. Louis jail, BetonSports said Friday it was permanently cutting off access to its site for U.S. bettors. The site has been dark for American online gamblers since last month when a U.S.

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