• Gambling News

    • 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. 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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