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27 March 2008Betfair 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!Read full article
21 March 2008Facebook 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!Read full article
18 March 2008Professor 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.Read full article
11 March 2008Investigation 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.Read full article
07 March 2008iMega’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.Read full article
06 March 2008Interview 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.Read full article
04 March 2008Regulators 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!!!Read full article
28 February 2008Casino 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.Read full article
28 February 2008Microgaming 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.Read full article
26 February 2008Harvard 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.Read full article
19 February 2008eCOGRA 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.Read full article
12 February 2008Casinos 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.Read full article
05 February 2008Gambling 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.Read full article
02 February 2008Let 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.Read full article
31 January 2008Legal 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.Read full article
29 January 2008President 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.Read full article
22 January 2008Neteller 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.Read full article
15 January 2008Microgaming'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.Read full article
13 January 2008Casinos 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.Read full article
05 January 2008Germany 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.Read full article
02 January 2008Reasons 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.Read full article
31 December 2007Online 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!Read full article
28 December 2007Could Piracy Become Legal?
Could Piracy Become Legal? Dec 28, 2007 Keeping up with the online gambling lawsuits being evaluated by the US, the EU (European Union), and the WTO (World Trade Organization)? What happens in this study of international online laws may affect Internet laws for the coming years. “The New York Times” reports the WTO on December 21 imposed a $21 million sanctionagainst the U.S. in response to a complaint made by Antigua, the home of many online casinos.Read full article
22 December 2007No Action From the Online Gambling Industry
No Action From the Online Gambling Industry We witnessed it this week. European online gambling operators and their shareholders relied exclusively on the European Union to resolve the legal stranglehold placed over the industry by US lawmakers and the Justice Department. They played their cards and busted.Read full article
22 December 2007The Us to Face Sanctions for Online Gaming Ban
The US to face sanctions for Online Gaming Ban The small island of Antigua was hoping they could rely on online betting and less on tourism. The World Trade Organization has ruled, US faces $21m (£10.6m) in annual trade sanctions as a result of its online betting ban. The Islands of Antigua and Barbuda were awarded the right to impose sanctions targeting US services, copyrights and trademarks.Read full article
21 December 2007Online Gambling EU Firms Challenge US Ban
Online Gambling EU Firms Challenge US Ban The European online gaming trade association formed a complaint on Thursday with the European Commission over the U.S. ban on online gambling.The U.S. Department of Justice was accused today by the Remote Gambling Association of discriminating against its members, by enforcing the ban against foreign online gambling companies while allowing U.S. rivals to stay in business.Read full article
20 December 2007RGA Disappointed With the WTO
The RGA was disappointed with the WTO compensation between EU and US. Chief executive of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) stated his organization was disappointed by the news of an agreement between the EU and the US regarding the withdrawal of gambling services from its WTO commitments. But it will continue lobbying for US to have a regulated system.Read full article
19 December 2007Microsoft, Google and Yahoo Pay $31.5 Million
Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo Pay $31.5 MillionThese Internet Companies, have agreed to pay $31.5 Million to settle federal civil allegations they took illegal gambling ads.They also agreed to stop taking ads and wagering for sports and other online gambling. An investigation was conducted by Hanaway’s office, with the IRS and the FBI, dates to 2000, she stated that Negotiations have been going on for 12 to 18 months.Read full article
18 December 2007Massachusetts Governor may testify at Casino Hearing.
Massachusetts Governor may testify at Casino Hearing 17 December 2007 As reported by The Republican: “Gov. Deval L. Patrick plans a major push for his bill to legalize casinos, stating that he may testify before a legislative committee next week on the plan.Read full article
18 December 2007Deal reached In the EU and U.S. in WTO case
Deal for compensation reached In the EU and U.S. in WTO case 17 December 2007As reported by Reuters: Brussels” The European Commission dealt a blow to European online gaming companies on December 17th, when it accepted a U.S. offer of openings in other sectors to compensate for closing the U.S. gambling market to foreign firms.Read full article