• Gambling News

    • 06 November 2007

      Update from Lawyer about pending WTO ruling

      Update from Lawyer about pending WTO ruling As a World Trade Organization panel concludes its review of the claim against the U.S., Antigua and Barbuda can expect to have a ruling on its U.S. $3.4 billion compensation claim by the end of the month. According to Mark Mendel, the attorney representing Antigua and Barbuda in its WTO dispute over market access for the Internet gambling industry, the arbitration panel’s ruling is scheduled to be delivered on 30 Nov.

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    • 31 October 2007

      EU urged to turn to U.S. Congress by Online Gaming Firms

      European trade chief Peter Mandelson, has been asked by Online Gaming Firms to change tack over a controversial move by the United States to close it’s multi billion dollar gambling market to foreign firms. EU companies, many of them world leaders and including PartyGaming, Bwin, Sporting Bet and 888.com, saw their stock market value plunge in 2006 after the United States shut off their biggest market.

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    • 27 October 2007

      30 passed: iMEGA, US DoJ Await Judge Cooper’s Decision on UIGEA Challenge

      31 days since iMEGA went before Judge Mary L. Cooper in US District Court (3rd District/Trenton, NJ division) to make oral arguments in support of our request for a temporary restraining order versus the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, and to contest the motion to dismiss by the US Dept. of Justice, et al. It was our hope that we would see a decision from Judge Cooper before day’s end.

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    • 27 October 2007

      PPA Washington Lobby a Big Success

      It was a big week for online poker in Washington D.C. this week as nearly 100 Poker Players Alliance members converged on Capitol Hill for a conference and to talk with legislators about online gaming.John Pappas, PPA executive director said, “By all accounts the Washington Fly-In and policy conference was a huge success, and we made a significant impression on Congress and the media.The poker supporters spent three days lobbying and participating in talks about online gambling.

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    • 27 October 2007

      Poker players lobby for online gaming

      Supporters tell members of Congress that the card game is one of skill and shouldn’t be restricted by U.S. Internet laws as are games of chance. WASHINGTON — When trying to convince lawmakers that her career is more than just a card game, professional poker player Annie Duke refuses to fold. Duke said, “What I do is not gambling.”

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    • 18 October 2007

      Antigua takes their case to the WTO

      Antigua takes their case to the WTOOn Thursday, Antigua and Barbuda will outline their case before the WTO (World Trade Organization) arbitrators in the on going Internet gaming dispute with the U.S.The government of Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer is seeking US$3.4 billion in trade sanctions against the United States after it banned cross-border Internet gambling.On Thursday, a three-member panel of arbitrators will hear oral arguments in Geneva from both sides before making a ruling.

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    • 18 October 2007

      DoylesRoom.com opens doors to U.S. Players

      DoylesRoom.com opens doors to U.S. Players DoylesRoom will open its doors to U.S. players, with the exception of 11 states, they will except players from 39 states in the U.S. America can test their skills against the poker legend Doyle Brunson at his own site. Because of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), DoylesRoom.com stopped accepting U.S. poker players in February of this year. Shortly thereafter, DoylesRoom.

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    • 15 October 2007

      Brussels has accused the U.S. government of changing commitments made to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over internet gaming.

      Members on the panel of a trade forum in Brussels, put out harsh criticism at towards the U.S., focusing on a burgeoning trade clash between the U.S. and Europe over internet gaming. The forum believes that the US could be liable for more than $100 billion U.S. funds, in trade concessions to European industries after placing illegal discriminatory trade restrictions on European gaming operators.

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    • 09 October 2007

      PartyGaming Puts Up "For Sale" Notice??

      PartyGaming Puts Up “For Sale” Notice??Chief Executive Officer, Mitch Gerber has reportedly announced, that the online gambling group PartyGaming is open for approaches from Las Vegas based casinos regarding a sale.The online news website FT.com reported that Garber, speaking in a one-to-one interview during the EIG 2007 i-Gaming conference in Barcelona, has announced the Gibraltar-based online gaming group is keen to entertain buyout offers from the major casinos in Las Vegas.

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    • 06 October 2007

      Barney Frank Questions Online Gambling Study

      Barney Frank Questions Online Game StudyBarney Frank has 37 co-sponsors and is still gaining ground.Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) has publicly questioned what value there is to be gained from studies into online gambling, yet will continue to co-sponsor Rep. Shelley Berkley’s (D-Nev) bill calling for a one-year study of online gambling in the US.Rep.

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    • 04 October 2007

      Interview with iMEGA President

      Recently we spoke with the President of iMEGA Ed Leyden and he has graciously taken the time from his insane week of battleing the US government to share his insights with us – Poker Affiliates. Please read his very insightful take on the current situation and continue to support their efforts. These guys are doing way more than the PPA, trust me.

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    • 03 October 2007

      iMEGA Speaks out on Proposed UIGEA Regulations

      iMEGA Speaks out on Proposed UIGEA Regulations iMEGA is confident that the important and fundamental rights for which they are fighting in federal court in New Jersey will be vindicated. In our ongoing lawsuit in the U.S.

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    • 01 October 2007

      UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) Regulations Released Today

      UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) Regulations Released Today The long awaited Regulations are released, leaving things just as unclear as they were before.  Will all gambling sites take the U.S. players back? They can legally do so. The Department of the Treasury has today released the regulations required by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). The regulations appear to be as weak and confused as the UIGEA.

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    • 28 September 2007

      U.S.and Antigua battle over WTO sanctions for U.S. ban on Online Gambling

      U.S.and Antigua battle over WTO sanctions for U.S. ban on Online GamblingAlong with the iMEGA battle, WTO and iMEGA feel very confident over the win of both battles.GENEVA – The United States estimates that its Internet gambling restrictions have only cost Antigua and Barbuda $500,000 in annual lost revenue – a figure the tiny Caribbean nation’s chief counsel flatly rejected Friday.Antigua, the smallest country to ever win a World Trade Organization case, is seeking the right to impose $3.

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    • 26 September 2007

      iMEGA ONLINE GAMBLING HEARING RESULTS

      iMEGA ONLINE GAMBLING HEARING RESULTS The hearing ended today but the final decision is yet to come!! Today in Trenton, New Jersey the Honorable Judge Mary L. Cooper heard arguments for a temporary restraining order to halt the enforcement of the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act). The hearing ended at 10:35 am Eastern time this morning.

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    • 23 September 2007

      Government Responds to iMEGA’s TRO Request and made the deadline just in time.

      Government Responds to iMEGA’s TRO Request and made the deadline just in time. iGaming Law Challenge: Brief by US Attorneys breaks no new ground, denies potential legal jeopardy exists for iMEGA members. Pushing its time right down to the limit, the US Department of Justice, on the behalf of the other two defendants (Federal Trade Commission and Federal Reserve) just made the deadline of Sept. 21st that was set by Hon. Judge Mary L.

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    • 17 September 2007

      Online Gambling Trade Dispute between U.S. and Antiqua

      Online Gambling Trade Dispute between U.S. and Antiqua Small nations are proving they can wield large digital sticks. Antigua is better known for sandy beaches than international trade disputes. But next month this tiny Caribbean resort destination could compel the United States to legalize an industry that the Bush administration has been trying to eradicate since the beginning of the president’s first term.

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    • 15 September 2007

      South Africa passes Online Gambling Bill

      The National Gambling Amendment Bill, was introduced by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and is designed to legalise Internet gambling. It provides legislation to license interactive gambling activities. The bill requires software vendors who provide online gambling platforms to obtain a national licence for key staff, the interactive software, related equipment and the suppliers and maintenance providers of that equipment.

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    • 14 September 2007

      iMEGA's response to DoJ's attempt to dismiss UIGEA complaint

      The Interactive Media and Entertainment Gaming Association (iMEGA) has responded to the US Department of Justice. The DoJ  had filed a motion to dismiss iMEGA’s complaint against the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). The DoJ, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve argued that iMEGA does not have the standing to challenge UIGEA.

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    • 12 September 2007

      iMEGA Responds, Contests U.S. Department of Justice Dismissal Motion in UIEGA Challenge

      iMEGA Responds, Contests U.S. DoJ Dismissal Motion in UIEGA ChallengeAssociation legal team demonstrates our case for standing and potential harm to our members through bad law!In accordance to the deadline set by Judge Mary L. Cooper, today, iMEGA’s legal team filed its brief with the U.S. District Court in New Jersey, Trenton Division, in response to a U.S. Department of Justice motion to dismiss our complaint against the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act).The defendants, U.S.

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    • 11 September 2007

      Barney Frank Gets Another CO-SPONSOR For The IGREA

      BARNEY FRANK GETS ANOTHER CO-SPONSOR TO REGULATE ONLINE GAMBLING Barney Frank continues to get more political co-sponsors for the IGREA (Internet Regulation and Enforcement Act).Democrat C. Scott from Virginia signed to give his support to the latest Frank bill, that seeks to legalize and regulate online gambling in the U.S.

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    • 06 September 2007

      U.S. Representatives Call for LIFT of the Gambling Ban

      U.S. Representatives Call for LIFT of the Gambling Ban September 6, 2007 This could very well lead to the ‘lift’ of the gambling ban for the U.S. U.S. Representatives Steve Israel (Democrat) and Pete King (Republican) representing Long Island, New Jersey have recently submitted an editorial to the New York Post, calling for an end to the “misdirected… also probably unenforceable” ban on Internet Gambling in the US.

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    • 31 August 2007

      NEW Date Set for iMEGA versus Gonzales (UIGEA)

      NEW Date Set for iMEGA versus Gonzales (UIGEA)Honorable Judge Mary L. cooper will hear oral arguments on TRO and Government dismissal motions.The hearing originally set for September 4th, has been moved to September 26th, in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, Trenton Division.  The hearing date was a mutual agreement by the plaintiff whom is iMEGA and the defendants, who are, Gonzales, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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    • 30 August 2007

      In Patent Infringement suit Bodog loses Domain Names

      In Patent Infringement suit Bodog loses Domain NamesBodog is competent they will win the suit.After losing most of his Bodog.com domain names to 1st Technology LLC in a patent infringement dispute, Calvin Ayre was forced to launch a new Gambling Web site Wednesday.

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    • 29 August 2007

      Bodog ordered to pay $49 Million and loses Domain Name

      Bodog ordered to pay $49 Million and loses Domain NameCustomers of Bodog.com are now being directed to NewBodog.com. After having what appeared to be technical difficulties yesterday.  There is no Bodog.com anymore.Information coming to us this morning says, the loss of the company’s domain is not the cause of the problem, but rather a result of more serious litigation brought against the company by 1st Technology LLC.

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    • 29 August 2007

      Democrats to pursue Resignation of Attorney General

      Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, named as defendant in the iMEGA lawsuit, and a close associate of President Bush who announced that he will resign next month, will continue to come under scrutiny from a congressional investigation into whether he worked with the White House in the firing of US attorneys and committed perjury when the Senate questioned him about it.

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    • 27 August 2007

      Attorney General Alberto Gonzales RESIGNS

      Attorney General Alberto Gonzales RESIGNS Interesting enough Gonzales has resigned just days before the lawsuit goes to court. A group name Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association’ (iMEGA) has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in an effort to stop enforcement of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S.

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    • 25 August 2007

      European Internet Gambling Firms Could Gain Access to U.S.

      The Bush administration, pressured by an unfavorable ruling by the World Trade Organization, plans to push for legal changes that could make it easier for European service companies, from engineering firms to law firms and shipping companies, to do business in the U.S., officials say. The U.S.

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    • 24 August 2007

      Gambling Dispute Puts United States in a Bind

      Mark E. Mandel, a Texan Attorney has been waging against his own government before the WTO, which in Geneva sets the ground rules for global trade. Challenging Washington’s effort to prohibit online gambling, and at the same time testing the ability of the WTO to enforce its own standards. Mr.

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    • 21 August 2007

      Short Extension Granted to USA in Online Gambling Case

      According to our reliable sources, they tell us: In the US District Court of New Jersey, Trenton Division, papers were filed today to grant a motion on behalf of the US Department of Justice and the co-defendants, giving them a short period longer to respond to charges brought against them by the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA).

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