• Gambling News

    • 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

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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. Here is the official email that was sent out by NETeller Plc today:

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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.com/contact

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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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    • 07 July 2007

      RGA endorses Internet Gambling Initiative:

      RGA-Remote Gambling Association has announced an endorsing of the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative (SSIGI). Working to promote legalizing and regulating online gambling in the USA. In May of 2007 the SSIGI was created by two U.K. based companies in order to help strengthen the bill bought forward by Rep. Barney Frank. Which is to license and regulate online gambling in the USA.

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    • 03 July 2007

      GAMBLING NEWS

      The law may be changed where Americans were stopped from playing online. The reasons why, read below: Will the UIGEA be reversed, changed, or revised? Read below to find out our up to date details. You might be shocked at the major companies that are supporting Barney Frank and the bills presented to make this turn around. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, introduced a new bill to reform the UIGEA. The bill is IGREA- Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act.

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    • 29 June 2007

      Neteller co-founder Stephen Lawrence pleads guilty

      Stephen Lawrence, who founded Neteller together with John David Lafebvre, pleaded guilty today to charges of criminal conspiracy. Neteller processed billions of Dollars related to internet gambling. In a court room in Manhattan , NY, Stephen Lawrence said that he acknowledged that facilitating bets with offshore bookies was illegal. He agreed to be partially accountable for the 100 Million Dollars the government wants from people who were involved in the operation.

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    • 29 June 2007

      Barney Frank Gains more Co-Sponsors for his Internet Gambling Bill HR-2046

      Congressman Barney Frank is still out there for the American people, by gaining sponsors to his proposed bill to bring back legalization of online gambling. His proposed bill will end the ban imposed last year on online gambling in the United States. Barney Frank’s proposed bill, the HR-1046, to legalize, license, regulate and tax online gambling has gained another sponsor, Representative Don Young out of Alaska, to join 25 others at Frank’s side for a total of 27 at this time.

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    • 28 June 2007

      Covers and USA Today have Joined Forces

      All of the online sports gambling and betting that are run by large companies is sweeping the nation these days, of which we bet more companies are sure to follow, what happened to the common American’s rights to online gambling on any site in their own homes? This article should spark your interests. Sports-book ads in USA Today.com may shock many people with this statement posted on their website; “USA Today.com and Covers.

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    • 28 June 2007

      Betcha’s Bold Platform stands on the Edge of Gambling

      Betcha is a platform for peer to peer betting where they allow users to bet on four markets; News, Business & Finance, Arts & Entertainment and Sports. The founder, Nick Jenkins, is like many founders with a brilliant idea, and may be a little crazy to think that Betcha has no worries about two related things; it is based in Seattle, WA and all debts are on the honor system. Nick Jenkins says that Betcha is a third way to gamble and an EBay site for bets.

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    • 27 June 2007

      The EU’s First Steps towards Supporting Sports-Betting Services

      The European Commission is opening the door for sports-betting in countries close to home. We are hoping for the ripple effect to hit the US, where the online players can get back to a relaxing game in their own homes. Sweden and France have a request from the European Commission to amend their laws, following replies to letters of formal notice.

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    • 27 June 2007

      A UIGEA Injunction Hearing, Court Date is Coming Soon

      Hold off on those life boats for now. There may be a good piece of news for the online gamblers, should the courts prove that ‘the system’ does work. With stipulations against banks preventing online gambling with credit cards, the court will have open ears to the reasons why the processes with the UIGEA should not continue.

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    • 27 June 2007

      iMEGA Suit Challenges Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)

      The cases brought forth against the UIGEA are making more waves around the world as each week slips by. It may be time to break out the life-boats on the high seas of internet gambling until this storm blows by or internet gamblers are saved by an unseen force. With its suit challenging the UIGEA, iMEGA has made a splash in the US Circuit Court vs. Alberto Gonzales.

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