Gambling News

  • 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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  • 23 April 2008

    House Committee Calls on Congress to STOP Implementation of Internet Gambling Ban

    We have all been waiting to see the next step in this saga of the UIGEA, well we can now see the next step. This article is a step in the right direction. We all need to stand behind this and to let our Congressmen know where we stand on this issue. The proposed rules of the UIGEA Bill are ambiguous and are not going to stop millions of Americans from gambling online.

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  • 13 April 2008

    Pokertrillion and Boss Media PR

    The online poker site Pokertrillion is leaving the Boss Poker network, and is filing a law suit against Boss Media. Therefore Boss Media has had millions of Euros frozen in their accounts. So will Boss Media have enough to pay their players who decide to cash out?That is a question everyone is asking, and how this will be settled. Pokertrillion has just released this press release. This details the reasons of the law suit.April 12, 2008 Malta – Trillion Limited (POKERTRILLION.com).

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  • 11 April 2008

    Congress Moves to Suspend Internet Gambling Ban!

    It is about time for some good news for a change!! And the ones that have been fighting for this since it was passed in 2006, the UIGEA Bill, maybe finally winning the battle!! After the hearing last week with the U.S. Treasury, they found out just how hard it would be to get this bill enforced. Now finally we get this fresh off the press, and this is going to make a lot of people very happy. I know it puts a smile on my face!!! Current law unduly burdens U.S.

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  • 11 April 2008

    Time for the U.S. to Hold’em or Fold’em

    Yes U.S. it is time to say fold’em. Listen to what the rest of the world as well as most of the citizens of the United States are saying. We all want what is fair for our Free Nation. A Nation of free enterprise and trade for one and all! This antigambling law needs to be folded. It is like playing poker, a game of skill I may add, to know when it is time to fold.

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  • 08 April 2008

    Online License Won by SNG

    Another WIN for online gaming!! Now if the rest of the world would just take heed, all this could be settled just as easy. Especially the US!!! This just goes to show that not giving up pays in the long run. All of us in the Industry could learn that fighting for what we think is right, could pay off. So US get your head out of the sand, and listen to what the people want in America. SNG (Spielbanken Niedersachsen GmbH) won their appeal to get a license to operate an online gaming site.

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  • 03 April 2008

    UIGEA- Regulators- Struggle with Internet Gaming Rules

    At the hearing yesterday on just WHAT the rules are on the UIGEA Bill, left everyone more confused than ever! No one could say exactly what the rules were in the bill, what is illegal and what is legal. Now if the people who is supposed to enforce this law, don’t know what it all means, who does? And should the Government put this burden on the shoulders of the banks in the U.S.? Banks say NO!

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  • 29 March 2008

    Hearing Set on Proposed UIGEA Regulations

    We all need to write our Congressman, so maybe our voice can be heard at this hearing!! This will be the first time that our concerns about the UIGEA will be addressed in public, Speak Up!! The list of who all will testify is not yet available, but The House Committee of financial Services is chaired by Rep. Barney Frank, who has a bill in committee that would essentially wipe the UIGEA off the books. Keep fingers crossed that this will happen!!

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