Gambling News

  • 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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  • 21 August 2007

    Belize placed on Britain's Blacklist

    Belize gets placed on Britain’s BlacklistBecause of its loose regulations, Belize has been put on Britain’s blacklist of nations that provide license for gambling web sites.A British based news agency, ‘Reuters’, reported this week that online gaming companies in Belize and other online gaming spots such as Costa Rica and the Netherlands Antilles, will not be allowed to advertise or promote their business in the United Kingdom beginning in September.

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  • 10 August 2007

    US Online Act (IGREA) Gets PRESIDENTIAL Endorsement

    Supporters of Barney Frank’s “Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act ” gets important commentary endorsement. Games and Casino’s very reliable resources tell us that this could be a major help in the IGREA and iMEGA getting the response needed to halt the UIGEA.

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  • 06 August 2007

    KIWI CASINO TOLD TO LEAVE THE INTERNET

    Christchurch Casino has been forced to exit the Internet Gambling business, Internal Affairs has forced Christchurch Casino to exit, but they also let the company continue its two online casinos and bingo and poker sites for seven months after deciding they had breached the Gambling Act. The company will have amp time to sell the business as a going concern to overseas owners. Kiwi Casino.com was launched by Christchurch in 2000 as it first online casino.

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  • 05 August 2007

    BARNEY FRANK'S BILL GAINS MORE STRENGTH

    More and more Congressmen feel that the UIGEA that passed last year is against their rights to participate in certain forms of recreation, so they are joining in the fight as co-sponsors joining Barney Frank and his repeal against the UIGEA. Congressman Adam B Schiff (CA-29) joined the list of co-sponors of Barney Frank’s Bill, which is to repeal the UIGEA by legalizing and regulating Internet Gambling. This brings the co-sponsors to a total of 35 so far.

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  • 03 August 2007

    UIGEA REGULATIONS TO BE OUT SOON

    According to a very reliable source for G&C, who works on or in Capital Hill. The UIGEA regulations are being pushed faster to get the regulations made public. Also, according to our source, it is being put in a speedy mode to try to get the regulations out before iMEGA goes before the court on September 4th. Our source urges you to contact your congressman and representative for your state. It is important that you contact them to express your views on the UIGEA.

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  • 01 August 2007

    CALIFORNIA STATE RUN ONLINE POKER DRAWING INTEREST

    The Internet Gaming Enthusiast are hoping to qualify for ballot: SACRAMENTO — The state could be in the Internet poker business next year, if a petition drive catches on. A proposed initiative to create a state-owned Internet poker game drew attention Tuesday from the existing gambling community, including Indian casino tribes, and support from independent experts.

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  • 01 August 2007

    eCOGRA INTRODUCES NEW SERVICES ONLINE OPERATOR INTEREST SURGES

    eCOGRA’s new services prove to be popular safeguards ONLINE OPERATOR INTEREST SURGES AS ECOGRA INTRODUCES NEW SERVICES The independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) has experienced a surge of interest in its expanding range of professional services, says Chief Executive Officer Andrew Beveridge following a decision earlier this year to accept online gaming and betting operators that do not necessarily use the software

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  • 31 July 2007

    USA Warned to Resolve case with WTO

    Will the US listen? They are being warned!!A leading trade policy expert has called on the US to quickly resolve its trade agreement violation case with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as any delay could damage the WTO’s credibility and force the US to pay billions in compensation.The WTO ruled in March that the US unfairly prohibits foreign Internet gambling operators from accessing their market while, at the same time, allowing domestic companies to legally accept online bets.

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  • 30 July 2007

    EcoCard withdraws from the United States

    EcoCard has decided to withdraw from the US. Below is a copy of the latest email sent out by EcoCard. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR US LOCATED ECOCARD CUSTOMERS: In the light of recent industry developments EcoCard has decided it will no longer process any payment transactions originating from US located customers that may be related to internet gambling. This change will be effective from 24th, August, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.

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  • 30 July 2007

    NETELLER IN THE PROCESS OF RETURNING FUNDS TO USA

    NETELLER has proven itself to be an honest company for many years, As they continue their honesty to give back the USA funds. Remember they are swarmed with emails, so be patient as they return the funds. American bettors woke up to the start of a great day, as internet gambling payment processor NETeller officially begins the process of returning $94 million to its US clients. The funds have been held since January 2007.

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  • 28 July 2007

    NETELLER Returning USA FUNDS

    Please read carefully and follow the steps to assure you get your funds returned quickly. Today, NETELLER announced that it is out of negotiations and will soon begin to implement a plan for the distribution of $94 million in US funds. The distribution process will begin by July 30, 2007. Customers will receive an e-mail when distribution is available. The two most important things to note are: 1) Beware of scams and 2) requests will only be accepted until January 26, 2008.

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  • 27 July 2007

    Second Life’s Creator “Linden Labs” bans all forms of gambling

    San Francisco, CA, Linen Labs, the creator of Second Life announced it has banned gambling in the virtual world. Players in Second Life break plenty of physical laws, flying and teleporting around their virtual world and crafting made-to-order bodies and buildings. Federal laws, however, aren’t so flexible. Following an FBI investigation, Linden Labs has banned all forms of gambling from Second Life, according to a posting on the company’s blog.

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  • 26 July 2007

    America's High-Stakes Response to the WTO Internet Gambling Dispute

    POLICY FORUM Wednesday, July 25, 2007 A very important meeting was held, Yesterday, July 25, 2007, in Washington from the Cato Institute. This meeting is on live video. To watch it simply click the link below. Then click on “Watch the Event in Real Video. Click WATCH to see the actual Cato meeting. WATCH. The dispute between the United States and the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda over U.S.

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  • 25 July 2007

    Neteller tells the extent of United States Damage

    Neteller tells the extent of United States Damage And Plans to return US customers’ Funds Neteller has revealed the full extent of damage done when it was forced to withdraw from the US. As of March 2007 a loss for three months totaled $14 million, after a reconstructing cost of $12 million along with other expenses when the company posted a pre-tax loss. After a $16 million profit from the previous year.

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  • 23 July 2007

    NETELLER Distribution Plan to be Implemented To USA

    Neteller reached a settlement with US Attorney’s Office, as posted in our last article: 20/07: NETELLER reaches a settlement with US Attorney’s Office (Read more about the Neteller settlement here.) Neteller announced on June 4th, that the Company agreed to plan for the distrubtion of funds to its United States customers.

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  • 21 July 2007

    Beware of evil affiliate!

    If you have a website, go to google and type in inurl: yoursite.com -site:yoursite.com to find similair hijacks. This is part of the search for G&C: Google Search The person owning all these sites is stealing all the traffic and page rank from G&C. This is the person in question: Breederscupraces.com: Private Registration Host: 1&1 Internet, Inc. – 877-206-4254 proxy341411@1and1-private-registration.com http://1and1.

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  • 20 July 2007

    NETELLER reaches a settlement with US Attorney’s Office

    Neteller announced that it has reached a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York (USAO).Neteller has agreed to pay a $136 million dollar penalty to the United States. The deal also includes 18 months of monitoring by the United States government.. Neteller has to avoid transferring United States funds to offshore gambling sites over the monitoring period, and if they do comply, all criminal charges will be dropped.

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  • 17 July 2007

    ONLINE GAMBLING NEWS: OECS Trade Ministers show Solidarity with Antiqua and Barbuda’s US Internet Gaming Challenges:

    July 17, 2007 Following a statement by the OECS (Organization of Eastern Caribbean States) trade ministers on Antiqua and Barbuda’s ongoing dispute with the United States on Internet Gaming. This statement is among the conclusions of the OECS ministers of trade meeting in St. Lucia last Wednesday.

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  • 12 July 2007

    ONLINE GAMBLING NEWS: iMEGA/ UIGEA has a hearing scheduled for September 4, 2007

    As we all wait patiently to see the outcome of iMEGA’s hearing they are going strong. In the state of New Jersey a Federal Judge assigned a hearing date for the lawsuit against US Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales. The lawsuit seeks to have a new online gambling law, as well as the UIGEA overturned. Judge Mary L. Cooper will hear the case. The target of the iMEGA is to ask the court to declare the UIGEA unconstitutional and unenforceable.

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  • 12 July 2007

    Barney Frank’s HR 2046 Bill has more co-sponsors

    Frank’s team is sure growing, as we watch more and more politicians signing to join. Two more House of Representatives signed to co-sponsor the Internet Gambling Legalization Bill, started by Barney Frank. Congressman Anthony D. Weiner, from New York has signed to co-sponsor. Representing the second district of Mississippi, Bennie G. Thompson has also signed to co-sponsor the bill.

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  • 10 July 2007

    UIGEA FAILED TO MEET THE DATE TO ENFORCE THE BILL

    Today marked the end of the UIGEA’s 270 day deadline to enter into action the regulations of the bill. It failed to do so. Here are some comments by one of G&C’s sources in high places: “As of 5pm est. time today, the meeting of the US Treasury was ended in still a blank.” Which from everything I have heard and seen today, could be a fabulous point for the internet gambling industry.

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