• Gambling News

    • 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. financial services institutions

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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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    • 27 March 2008

      Betfair Wins Landmark Case in Australia

      Today could be a turning point for the Gaming Industry. It shows if we continue the fight, we could get things moving!! We all could take lessons from Betfair!! When you have a legit reason to fight, never give up, you never know what will happen. Our right to play online gaming is a Constitutional Right! If we sit back and do nothing, then our rights will be taken away.  Let’s be more like Betfair!

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    • 21 March 2008

      Facebook Betting is Investigated by Feds

      Here we go again in the continuing saga, by Feds. They are now turning to websites like Facebooking for possible online betting violations. They seem to be looking for anything, anywhere. This time the march Madness office pools on social networks caught their attention! An FBI spokesman stated “There could be a violation if there is a payout and if the operators take a cut!” Geezzz what is next??

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    • 18 March 2008

      Professor Charles Nesson and Andrew Woods Explore the Future of Online Gaming

      CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Marketwire – March 18, 2008) – Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson and Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society (GPSTS) Executive Director Andrew Woods will speak on a panel with the nation’s leading experts on gaming law, gathered to analyze and debate the current U.S. legal regime surrounding online gaming at the “Legal Issues in Online Gambling” symposium, at the University of Richmond on Wednesday, March 19, 2008.

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    • 11 March 2008

      Investigation of US Gambling Laws by the EU

      An investigation into the U.S. laws on internet gambling was started by the EU (European Union) today. The complaint was that Washington’s actions with the UIGEA, infringed on the world trade rules. EU Trade Commissioner, Peter Mandelson, stated that “The US has the right to address legitimate public policy concerns relating to internet gambling, but discrimination against EU companies cannot be a part of the policy mix.” And that he hoped this issue could be settled amicably.

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    • 07 March 2008

      iMega’s Court Battle a Loss or Win?

      Today the US District Court in New Jersey dismissed a motion. This motion was brought by iMEGA that was seeking a temporary restraining order on the UIGEA. The complaint was brought against the US Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Reserve System. iMEGA was challenging the UIGEA on the grounds that the Bill violated the American’s civil rights. And that it also was being contrary to international treaty obligations.

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    • 06 March 2008

      Interview with Professor Rose on the UIGEA Bill

      As an internationally known scholar, public speaker, writer and recognized as one of the world’s leading authority on gambling laws, Professor I. Nelson Rose, was interviewed by CappersMall. He was asked his opinion on where online gambling stands now and his thoughts on its future. The question was asked of Rose: Do you foresee a change in which the U.S.

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    • 04 March 2008

      Regulators Say Gambling Ban Won’t Work!!

      The Federal Reserve and the Officials at the Treasury Department, after going through more than 200 comments from banks, gamblers, church groups and members of congress on recommendations on the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) of 2006, say WON’T WORK!!!

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    • 28 February 2008

      Casino Action Group in Liquidation

      The Casino Action Group has lost their Microgaming license just hours ago and is now in a process of liquidation. Their casinos mentioned below are no longer taking deposits;Music Hall Casino, Challenge Casino, Big Casino, Nostalgia Casino, Golden Reef Casino and UK Casino Club.The games in the above mentioned casinos are no longer working at this time and there are no deposit options.

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    • 28 February 2008

      Microgaming Terminates License with Casino Action

      InfoPowa has just recently released the following information.Microgaming has just announced this evening that it has terminated its license with Tusk Investment Corporation, (owners of Casino Action Group)  after Tusk had sent in its plans of liquidation. By receiving this notice, the termination is put into effect immediately by Microgaming.Microgaming will provide further announcements, as they are gathering the facts related to this matter, when it becomes available to them.

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    • 26 February 2008

      Harvard Law School Examines Casino Ban

      Student –led Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society (GPSTS), at Harvard Law School, hosted a discussion, led by Vin Narayanan. This discussion was be on Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed bill to legalize gambling in the state of Massachusetts. This was held on Wednesday, February 20th this year.

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    • 19 February 2008

      eCOGRA Seals Suspension

      eCogra’s Compliance and Advisory Services recently did an onsite review of these casinos, which was part of a normal seal renewal process.These revealed a failure to comply with eCOGRA’s Generally Accepted Practices. So they decided to suspend the seals pending investigation of the following sites:www.challengecasino.com- Challenge www.goldenreefcasino.com- Golden Reef www.ibigcasino.com- I Big Casino www.musichallcasino.com- Music Hall www.nostalgiacasino.com-  Nostalgia www.ukcasinoclub.

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    • 12 February 2008

      Casinos in the UK gets the Heads Up

      The UK Telegraph reported: “Sixteen new casinos are to be given the go-ahead – six months after Gordon Brown signaled a retreat from plans to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Britain.“The Prime Minister was praised by charities and Church groups last summer for announcing a surprise review of the 2005 Gambling Act, which paved the way for eight small, eight large and one massive regional gambling centre in Manchester.But only sixteen new casinos will go ahead.

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    • 05 February 2008

      Gambling Now Legal in Pasig

      Gambling and gaming establishments are NOW allowed to operate in Pasig City, Manila, Philippines. An ordinance legalizing and regulating their existence was passed by the city council..Ordinance No. 17, by Councilor Ronaldo Lipana, is aimed at regulating the establishment and operation of gambling and betting activities in the city.

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    • 02 February 2008

      Let the Leading Candidates Know!!

      The leading candidates Democrats: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Republicans: Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. At the bottom on this you will find a link to read more about how these candidates stand on the UIGEA, The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. I know you can not make an educated informative judgment, solely on their standing on the UIGEA Act.

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    • 31 January 2008

      Legal Action Against Sweden & Germany by the EU

      Today the EU (European Commission) started legal action against Sweden and Germany to try to ensure that they comply with the European Union’s free movement of services. Charlie McCreevy, the EU’s Internal Market Commissioner has given Sweden two months to show that the prohibitive measures against poker games and tournaments are compatible with EU law.

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    • 29 January 2008

      President Bush Listen Up!

      George W. Bush gave his last State of the Union speech Monday evening. His grey hairs certainly show the strain he has been under since taking office seven years ago. The smile he wore most of the evening might be signs of the relief that is in store for him in a year when he finally leaves office.  The legacy he leaves those of us interested in internet gaming is the UIGEA. This legislation has alienated the United States from many of our friends overseas.

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    • 22 January 2008

      Neteller Preformance 2008?

      Neteller will announce in March the results of its fourth quarter performance. Neteller, based in The Isle Of Man has been involved with the US Department Of Justice regarding alleged violations under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and made a final payment last week of $38.25 million as a deferred prosecution agreement. Neteller stated that $57.

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    • 15 January 2008

      Microgaming's 32Red Casino Goes Mobile

      32 Red Casino is starting the New Year with some exciting news about new products.  The launch of 32Red Mobile Casino is bringing the most popular casino games to the players’ mobile phones. Then you can win whether you are at work, on the road, in a bus or even your favorite pub. This will begin in February. This will enable new player types and focus. Watch for more information soon. Securing a foothold in these markets, 32Red hopes to emerge as an industry leader.

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    • 13 January 2008

      Casinos Accecpting US Players Despite the Ban!!

      Casinos and Poker Rooms are Accepting US Players Despite Ban 2008-01-13 15:14:09 – Although the UIGEA hoped to make gambling illegal in the US, millions of Americans are still gambling online – And it’s totally legal! To all Americans that is still unaware that it is still legal for them to gamble online in the US. You can still play slots, blackjack, and online poker.

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    • 05 January 2008

      Germany and the Online Gambling Ban

      Germany and the Online Gambling Ban The UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Act) was passed in 2006. Since then Germany has followed by having signed an agreement, starting Jan.1st this year to ban web based gambling. Websites with casinos, and or poker rooms and sports betting has been blocked by financial institutions. This will prevent all transactions to or from gambling sites, in Germany. But they are allowing land based casinos to operate, because they think land based can be controlled.

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    • 02 January 2008

      Reasons to Appose the Internet Gambling Ban

      Reasons to Appose the Internet Gambling Ban Lots of things have happened this past year with Internet Gambling. We are watching to see what will happen in 2008.  You don’t hear or see much of this on TV, or in the newspapers, why we ask? Could it be the Government does not want the US citizens to know what they are doing behind our back? The only news you will see on this is on the internet.

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    • 31 December 2007

      Online Gambling - 2008

      Online Gambling – 2008 Gambling, big news in 2007, once seen as taboo, has become main stream across the world and it will be debated and expanded in the years to follow. We look forward to continue to keep you up to date as the news happens. This is one of the most exciting industries and will be the news to watch worldwide in 2008. What will happen is yet to be seen. But rest assured, if it happens you will find it here!

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