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    • 16 September 2008

      Barney Frank's HR 6870 Bill Approved

      Today, the House Financial Services Committee reviewed and approved Barney Frank’s second version of his Payments System Protection Act. It was voted through by a 30-19 vote. The bill was initially discussed and verbally voted through. Spencer Bachus, a Republican Congressman then stood up and requested a formal roll call vote at 5.00PM ET. This paved the way for the bill to pass through with ease.

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    • 16 September 2008

      2nd World Series of Mahjong Sept 19th - Sept 21st 2008

      The success of the hit TV show Casino, has created interest in Mahjong throughout Asia. The show teaches you the basic game rules. You will be guided through the steps during real game play. The game is played, pitting the  hosts against the guests. If any guest happens to win 5 continuous sets, they will receive a prize of 500,000 NT dollars. The Much-TV show revitalized Mahjong and has made the game fashionable within Taiwanese communities.

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    • 15 September 2008

      Barney Frank Internet Gambling Bill : HR 6870

      On Thursday, Congressman Barney Frank proposed a new online gambling bill, the HR 6870. The bill is scheduled to be recommended tomorrow, Tuesday 16th September 2008 to the House Financial Services Committee. One of five proposals to enter room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building, at 1:00pm ET, in Washington, D.C., the HR 6870 offers online gamblers a glimmer of hope.

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    • 06 September 2008

      Pauma Tribe offer Virtual Casino with a Twist

      In an innovative attempt to attract gamblers to its Valley Centre, the Pauma Tribe of North County, California, are now offering online casino games. State regulators are still deliberating whether the games are legal. A gambling watchdog group has also stepped forward to state that the games have no proper licensing. Last month, the Pauma Band of Mission Indians, opened a virtual casino on their website. The games include video slot machines, card and table games.

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    • 28 August 2008

      The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

      Unless you are just back from a 2 year vacation to the moon, you will know there is an ongoing online gambling dispute. The United States Government is behind it. Back in September 2006, money motivated US congressmen devised a scheme to take over online gambling. Tax it in the US, collect revenue and rid the world of dishonesty. True to form, President Bush signed the UIGEA.

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    • 23 August 2008

      Doylesroom Unveils Online Casino and World Record Jackpots

      This week, after the shock demise of ChanPoker, WSOP legend Johnny Chan’s poker room closed its doors forever. At the same time fellow poker legend Doyle Brunson strengthened his own brand, adding Doylesroom Online Casino, to his long standing poker site, Doylesroom.com. Since the implementation of the UIGEA back in 2006, it has been difficult for online gambling sites to survive in what is now, a fiercely competitive industry.

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    • 18 August 2008

      Seizure of Boss Media Network by Pokertrillion!

      This is a BIG news story. This could and will affect a lot of poker sites and Casinos!! Just how much so is yet to be seen. POKERTRILLION.com has been successful in its Application to Seize Boss Media Servers in MaltaMalta August 18, 2008 –The online poker site POKERTRILLION.

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    • 12 August 2008

      BetOnSports Case: Three Plead Guilty

      In a Federal court on Wednesday, three Florida men plead guilty to gambling related charges.Read the full story:http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/9AED2B189BD9E23C8625749E0007BF4E?OpenDocumentNote the part about, The RVs had computers and mobile phone so gamblers could place bets, and one was parked at a Ram’s home game on Oct. 20, 2002. THAT Makes it Illegal Bookies!!! BetOnSports once was one of the largest gambling companies in the world.

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    • 08 August 2008

      The Dispute Between Antigua and the US Has a New Deadline

      The saga continues between the US and Antigua. Yet again the US put it off. The new date of OCT. 1st has been set for an agreement on the online gambling dispute.Mark Mendel, the Attorney for Antigua, at the WTO, had an interview with the Antigua Sun, and stated that he hoped they could achieve a resolution, but did not predict any possible results on the matter. He just stated that both parties were attempting to work things out.

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    • 04 August 2008

      Bill HR 6663 on US Online Gambling Laws

      Could this be a start to a new beginning for the online gambling Industry? A Republican from Texas Pete Sessions, a US Congressman has introduced Bill HR 6663. This bill hopes to clarify the UIGEA as to what is legal and not legal in the US. This Bill may allow companies that willfully left the US market to re-enter the US market.

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    • 01 August 2008

      UIGEA Clarification Called for by Four Republican Congressman

      Four Republican Congressman sent a written letter to the Federal Reserve Board and the US Treasury Calling for more clarity on what the laws really are in the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.Here is the body of that letter:Dear Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke,We are writing to request that you bring clarity to the Federal Reserve Board’s (Board) and U.S.

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    • 26 July 2008

      IRS Notice to PayPal

      What next? First Neteller now PayPal. What do we expect form the US Government? They are taking more and more of our rights to privacy away. And they will continue to do so, till the American people stand up and fight!!!This is an email PayPal are sending out to their customers:Dear ()PayPal has received a summons from the United States Internal Revenue Service requiring us to produce various records, including data related to your PayPal account.

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    • 24 July 2008

      GamesandCasino to Sponsor Online Players Union

      One of the most respected sites on the web, www.GamesandCasino.com is proud to announce the sponsorship to Online Players Union. Their goal is to make you online experience the safest and best it can be!! This is a Press Release: Ending a year of speculation on various online message boards, one of the oldest and most extensive online gambling information sites, GamesAndCasino.com, has announced it’s sponsorship of the OnlinePlayersUnion.com/forum/.   The CEO of GamesandCasino.

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    • 16 July 2008

      EGBA Commitment to Higher Gaming Standards

      This is a press release from eCOGRA today from Brussels. eCOGRA continues to bring higher responsible gaming standards of protection for all players. Brussels, 15 July 2008 – The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) today launches a comprehensive set of standards that covers all aspects of player protection, fair gaming and responsible operator behaviour in the online gaming and betting environment.

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    • 14 July 2008

      Interview with Congressman Wexler and PPA D’Amato

      After the setback to repeal the UIGEA billed failed by a tie vote, in the House Financial Services, Casino City had an interview with Congressman Wexler and PPA Chairman Alfonse D’Amato. In the interview they discussed the situation and what to do next.Here are parts of their conversation: H.R. 5767 and the King amendment failed in committee.

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    • 25 June 2008

      Congressional Committee Reached a Stalemate on New Regulations to Enforce UIGEA!

      On Tuesday, June 25, 2008, an amendment to UIGEA bill to make the U.S. Dept of Treasury and the Federal Reserve System develop new regulations that are less burdensome to the U.S. financial services companies was defeated by a tie vote. This amendment would have forced federal regulators to create formal rulemaking regulations to define unlawful internet gambling activities, and to create a list of unlawful internet gambling businesses.

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    • 20 June 2008

      House Committee is to Vote on UIGEA Suspension!!

      This could be very good news for the online Gambling Industry!! Soon hopefully we will know what will happen. (Washington, D.C. – June 20, 2008) – On June 24, 2008, the House Committee on Financial Services will mark up legislation, H.R.

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    • 18 June 2008

      New Resolution Date Set Between Antigua and US

      The saga continues between the US and Antigua. For such a small island they have shown a lot of guts and determination in this battle.Antigua’s top finance official, said that a new deadline date of Friday, June 20th has been set to settle their dispute with Washington and St. John over internet gambling. It was set to be settled on June 6th, but was not.

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    • 17 June 2008

      UIGEA Is Failing?

      This could be very good news indeed for the Online Gaming Industry. It is about time the US opens their eyes to a law that can never be put in place. The US has enough to worry about without trying to put in place a law that will never work.The experts in the Gaming Industry are saying the UIGEA CANNOT be implemented. They are asking the US to get smart and join the rest of the world, and regulate the online gaming.

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    • 16 June 2008

      eCogra Welcomes New Director to Board

      As always eCOGRA is always improving things for the players. This new Director should add even more protection, with his credentials, I am sure he will be an asset to the Company.London, 10 June 2008 – The online gambling player protection and standards organisation eCOGRA has announced a change to its 7 person Board of Directors, in which Chris Hobbs, Head of Corporate Affairs at Microgaming replaces Roger Raatgever as one of the Founder Directors of the independent, non-profit body.

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    • 05 June 2008

      Congratulations to Casinomeister for 10 Years of Service

      We want to say WTGGGG!! Casinomeister for your dedication and caring service for us players for 10 years!!With 10 years under your belt, makes you a pioneer, in this business along with Intertops, Microgaming and Cryptologic. We all appreciate your solid reputation for giving us a wide range of information and helping with player problems. For listening to the players, and letting us know which sites are the Best and Worst in online gaming.

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    • 30 May 2008

      Investigation of U.S. Trade Violation on Internet Gambling is Accelerated by the European Commission

      This is good news and what we have been waiting to hear!! It is time for the U.S. to stop discriminating and do what is fair according to the World Trade Agreement.This is a Press Release:U.S. vulnerable in ongoing global trade disputeWASHINGTON, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As part of an ongoing major trade dispute over Internet gambling that has the United States in an increasingly difficult position to justify, the European Commission has now launched a formal investigation over U.S.

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    • 29 May 2008

      Turkey Detained Sportingbet Managers

      It is happening again, more arrests or as they say detained, we will see if they hold them! When will all this end? I think if the UIGEA bill is thrown out here in the US, all this will stop. It seems what ever the US does, the rest of the world follows.The Turkish authorities have detained a number of people working for online gaming group Sportingbet (LSE: SBT.L – news) and its Turkish affiliate Superbahis.

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    • 27 May 2008

      Things Looking Brighter on the European Regulatory Scene

      The EU States are lightening their opinion on competition and online gambling. That makes eCOGRA even more important. Here is a commentary from the CEO of eCOGRA Andrew Beveridge. The year 2008 could prove a watershed for the online gambling industry, as pressure from leading betting companies prepared to litigate against state monopolies, and the compliance efforts of the European Commission start to create a persuasive climate for liberalisation.

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    • 24 May 2008

      Retraction of Online Gambling Ban Has New Support

      Here is some good news for the Online Gambling Industry. We need to email and tell our Congressmen and Senators the way we feel on this issue!The Bill presented by Barney Frank, to stop the enforcing of the UIGEA by the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department, has gotten more support from Congressmen.Five new supporters have joined with Frank, to give a big push.

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    • 23 May 2008

      Antigua and USA Dispute Will it be Resolved out of Court?

      The small Islands of Antigua and Barbuda may be small, but they are standing up to the USA for their rights according to the WTO on internet gambling. These tiny islands show they are not afraid to go up against a big nation!! You bigger nations should take notes!! Minister of Finance from Antigua and Barbuda is in Washington today. They are to meet with US Trade representatives in a last-ditch attempt to settle out of court, with their dispute in regards to the provision of online gambling.

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    • 15 May 2008

      Cryptologic Signs Asian Customer

      The South Asian Market is booming, and Cryptologicis right there to help develop a new gaming brand. This is interesting reading. May 15, 2008 (Dublin, IRELAND) – CryptoLogic Limited, a world leader in Internet gaming software, has signed an agreement with Khel Galli – one of South Asia’s fast-growing on-line gaming companies – to develop and launch KhelGalli.com, a new Internet gaming brand for this high-growth market.

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    • 06 May 2008

      Patent Action Filed

      The Patent enforcer is at it again!  This time it is 1st Technology’s turn to file action. All these patent laws need to be watched carefully. Anytime you start a website, make sure the name or any of it does not have a patent already.Seven more online gambling companies find themselves undergoing the unwelcome patent attention of Dr. Scott Lewis and his 1st Technology company this week, with the costly Bodog dispute apparently at a stalemate.The St.

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    • 01 May 2008

      Gary Kaplan and Tax Evasion Charges

      If the US Government would go after real criminals as hard as they try to get people in the Gambling Industry, there would be no terrorists for us to worry about. They would all be in prison. I think the US has their priorities in wrong places. Kaplan was arrested over a year ago on several charges, including tax evasion.

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    • 29 April 2008

      Online Gambling to be Legalized in Poland

      U.S. needs to take heed to these other countries! They have realized how hard it will be to enforce the UIGEA Bill. Wake up America and smell the roses, this is one bill that is almost impossible to enforce. Jacek Kapica the Deputy Finance Minister stated in April there were plans to legalize online gambling by end of 2008.The previous conservative Law and Justice(PiS) ruled against legalizing online betting a year ago, saying the cost to the state would be tremendous.

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