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    • 05 May 2007

      Antigua Feels 'Deep Disappointment' Over US Actions To Nullify WTO Ruling

      Antigua today expressed ‘Deep Disappointment’ over the announcement by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative John K. Veroneau who said “U.S. federal and state laws have banned interstate gambling for decades, therefore it would be nonsensical for the U.S. to make a commitment to open up interstate gambling for foreign providers when it was unlawful for U.S. providers.

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    • 04 May 2007

      US Will Not Comply With WTO Ruling On Online Gambling

      The Houston Chronicle reported that the United States will use a World Trade Organization procedure to clarify its ban on online gambling, according to a U.S. trade representative. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative John K. Veroneau said today that “U.S. federal and state laws have banned interstate gambling for decades, therefore it would be nonsensical for the U.S. to make a committment to open up interstate gambling for foreign providers when it was unlawful for U.S. providers.”

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    • 04 May 2007

      Rep. Berkley Introduces Bill Into Congress Calling For One Year Study Of Online Gambling

      More activity this week as Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-NV) yesterday introduced a bill calling for a one year study of online wagering to be conducted by the National Academy of Sciences. Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Rep. Berkley wants to repeal the UIGEA which was rammed down lawmakers throats last year during the last minutes of session and signed into law October 13th as part of an unrelated bill.

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    • 03 May 2007

      Neteller Not Down Yet - New Debit Card for All Countries but US and Canada

      The reports of Neteller’s demise may have been exaggerated a bit. Neteller today announced a new prep-paid debit card for use world wide except in the US and Canada. …members can fund directly from their e-wallet account*. As a NETELLER member you’ll be able to use this card anywhere that accepts MasterCard®, including ATMs and point-of-sale terminals and internet sites worldwide.

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    • 02 May 2007

      New Mexico Governor Favors Repeal of UIGEA

      While on a campaign stop in Nevada this week Bill Richardson, Democratic presidential hopeful, said he favors repealing last year’s congressional ban on internet gambling. According to Yahoo! a reporter talked to Mr Richardson regarding his stance and relayed the following information: “I’m against shutting it down,” Richardson said in an interview with The Associated Press.

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    • 02 May 2007

      Papua New Guinea Legalizes Casinos and Online Gambling

      The Papua New Guinea Government just passed a gaming law that allows casinos and online gambling into the country. This legislation was taken in a move to fuel the economy of a nation with a population of just less than 6 million people and 20 provinces. Papua New Guinea’s parliamentarians voted unanimously (61-0)in favor of the Gaming Control Bill Act 2007 that states each of Papua New Guinea’s 20 provinces will be allowed to hold a casino licence for 10 years.

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    • 02 May 2007

      Internet Gambling Giant 888's Hard Work Reflects Increased Profits

      FinanceWeek reported yesterday that “While online gambling firm Party Gaming has warned that its performance is likely to be way below expectations as it struggles to come to terms with the loss of the US market, rival company 888 has enjoyed increased profits.”

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    • 02 May 2007

      US Sports Leauges Say No To Govt Involvement in Pro Sports but Yes To Govt Ban On Personal Rights

      The sports organizations in the US, represented by lobbyists from Covington & Burling, sent a letter to the offices of Financial Services Committee members a few days ago expressing their displeasure over the possible legalization of any online sports gambling, according to a report in The Hill “A coalition of major amateur and professional sports leagues is urging members of the House Financial Services Committee to oppose legislation unveiled by Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.

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    • 01 May 2007

      The Word According To Senator Kyl - UIGEA

      Senator Jon Kyl authored an article carried in the National Ledger Monday regarding the repeal of the UIGEA or to be exact, why the attempt to repeal the UIGEA should and would fail. The article opens with “Last week, Arizona authorities raided four illegal online gambling rings, centered in Phoenix but operating in three states, seizing millions of dollars in cash, cars, and property.

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    • 30 April 2007

      Online Poker Players In UK Can Yahoo! Too

      Yahoo, the internet search engine giant is now offering real money online poker in it’s games section for the UK.Yahoo partnered with St Minver Ltd. which is a gaming network based in Gibraltar and as a unit joined Boss Media’s International Poker Network.“We are delighted to be working with Yahoo!

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    • 30 April 2007

      UK Online Casino Operators Not Involved In US Gambling Legislation

      eGaming Review Refusing to support or even offer encouragement for the recently proposed online gambling legislation in the US, the Remote Gaming Association (RGA) has admitted the organization and its members were not interested in becoming “heavily involved” in the recent lobbying effort according to eGaming Review In response to accusations from sources in the US that lobbying efforts for the legislation introduced by Barney Frank were not being supported by the RGA.

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    • 30 April 2007

      Rep Barney Frank Will CAll For A Vote When He Knows He Will Win

      In a statement to eGaming Review, Congressman Barney Frank Frank said he would not put his recently announced Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act to a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives unless he knew he could win. “I control the timing of the Committee for legislation,” said Frank. “I would not schedule this for a vote unless I think the votes are there to support it. The process is: if and when I think I have the votes, I will have the votes on it.

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    • 30 April 2007

      888 Holdings Posts Profits Up 55%

      MarketWatch reports that 888 Holdings, an online gambling company in the UK, reported on Monday a 55% rise in profit. 888 Holdings credits the rise to its efforts toward their search for acquisition opportunities to offset the forced closure of its U.S. business. Chief Executive Gigi Levy told MarketWatch in an interview that the firm is looking at acquisitions and opportunities for organic growth after the introduction of the U.S.

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    • 26 April 2007

      Gambling online has been decriminalized in Washington State - Retraction

      A Retraction is in order to the following: Good News! Gambling online has been decriminalized in Washington State by a bill that has been passed swaying towards what State Representative Chris Strow was pushing back in January 2007. The details of this new Washington State bill can be found here: This Retraction became necessary because of a typo from the Washington State Legislature. When called, many apologies were given for the mix up.

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    • 26 April 2007

      The US Could Lose To the WTO and Antigua In It's Stand Against Online Gambling

      Financial Post Part of the Canada.com Network Sallie James, Financial Post Thursday, April 26, 2007 ‘On March 30, a World Trade Organization tribunal handed down a potentially significant finding against U.S. restrictions on Internet gambling. The smart money now thinks that online betting could soon be liberated.

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    • 26 April 2007

      Neteller Closes Down Debit Card Service

      Neteller is today notifying it’s millions of members that “Due to the changes with Neteller card, the ability to transfer funds from a member account to the Neteller card has been restricted as of April 26, 2007 at 12 am (GMT). Members will no longer be able to load funds onto their card. The ability to withdraw funds already on Neteller cards at ATM machines and point-of- sale (POS) terminals will not be affected until May 2nd 2007. As of May 2nd, your Neteller debit card will no longer work.

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    • 26 April 2007

      40 Million Users Gambling Online and Could Quadruple By 2020

      Silicon Republic Online gambling set to quadruple by 2020 26.04.2007 – Online gambling to date has netted 40 million users worldwide and looks set to quadruple by 2020, according to Irish research company iReach. “The proliferation of new technologies has certainly helped shape a once embryonic marketplace with access to online gambling and gaming sites now aided through broadband internet, WAP technology and interactive television” said Ara Cho, business analyst with iReach.

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    • 26 April 2007

      Representative Barney Frank Introduces The IGREA

      April 26, 2007 Breaking News – Representative Barney Frank today introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007. This act would create an exemption to the ban on online gambling for properly licensed operators, allowing Americans to lawfully bet online as reported by Gambling911The IGREA establishes a federal regulatory and enforcement framework to license companies allowing them to accept bets and wagers online from individuals in the U.S.

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    • 25 April 2007

      Online Gambling in Washington State Decriminalized

      Good News! Gambling online has been decriminalized in Washington State by a bill that has been passed swaying towards what State Representative Chris Strow was pushing back in January 2007.

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    • 25 April 2007

      Online Gambling Ban Repeal Bill

      A Press Conference will be held by on Thursday April 26, 2007 at 10:00am by Washington, DC’s House Financial Committee Chairman Barney Frank to discuss the Internet Gambling Regulation & Enforcement Act of 2007. You must understand that Congressman Barney Frank has spent many hours of work in the past, towards repealing this bill which was slipped in at the last moment.

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    • 21 April 2007

      Germany to Liberalise Sportsbetting Market

      Gaming Intelligence Group 20 April 2007 The budget and financial speakers of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union agreed this week at a meeting in Stuttgart to propose abolishing the state monopoly on sports betting, and to allow the lottery market to continue unchanged under the terms of the 2004 State Treaty. The terms of a liberalised sports betting market are to be drawn up in a separate State Treaty.

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    • 21 April 2007

      Chinese Political Prisoner Sues Yahoo! For Providing Info

      Times Online Rhys Blakely A Chinese political prisoner sued Yahoo! in a US federal court, accusing the internet company of helping the Chinese government torture him by providing information that led to his arrest. The suit, filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victims Protection Act, is believed to be the first of its kind made against an American internet company.

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    • 20 April 2007

      Congressman Frank Feels Support Against Online Gambling Ban Growing

      Las Vegas Review-Journal By TONY BATT Apr. 19, 2007 WASHINGTON — Although there may not be much support in Congress for Internet gambling, Rep. Barney Frank says resistance is growing against a ban passed late last year. “I think a lot of members of Congress voted for that (ban) without having given it a lot of attention,” Frank said Wednesday. “And I think that there is growing opposition to it,” he said.

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    • 20 April 2007

      South Africa Works To Control Online Gambling By Legalization

      An article in The Herald (www.theherald.co.za) discussed the legalization of online gambling in South Africa. According to the article, the attitude of the South African government is ‘if you can’t beat them join them… or at least regulate them’ . ‘Them’ in this case is the online gambling industry. After watching the U.S.

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    • 20 April 2007

      Hungary Complies With European Commission Order, Expands Online Gambling Services

      Caboodle State gaming company Szerencsejáték announced a public tender for the purchase of IT equipment to be used to expand online gambling services, CEO Gábor Székely said. The introduction of some of the games will take 18 months, due to long legal procedures, he noted. Some games, including lotteries, can not be played by foreign residents, as they have no registered address or bank account in Hungary.

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    • 19 April 2007

      YouTeller Launch Postponed After Legal Problems With Neteller

      NewswireToday London, United Kingdom, 04/19/2007 London-based technology company not interested in NETeller takeover. After facing legal problems with NETeller Plc. Seed Capital Ltd. decided to delay the launch of their new payment processor YouTeller.com. “It is in everyone’s interest that YouTeller will not be confused with NETeller,” said Seed Capital spokesman Florian Schweitzer.

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    • 18 April 2007

      Betex Senior Staff Members Detained By Chinese Authorities

      eGaming Review Asian-facing betting and gaming company Betex has said two of its senior staff at its Beijing operation have been detained and a third is being sought by the Chinese authorities in the province of Jilin. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the company said it believes the alleged illegal activity related to conduct by these individuals and “does not call into question the legality of the company’s software product, or the conduct of the company”.

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    • 17 April 2007

      Neteller Co-Founders Date With DOJ Recheduled For May 16, 2007

      John Lefebvre and Stephen Lawrence, co-founders of Neteller and reluctant guests of the state of New York for the last 3 months have agreed to yet another continuance with the US DOJ. Judge Moss granted the continuance in the interests of Justice and the case has been rescheduled for May 16, 2007. Lefebvre and Lawrence were arrested on January 15, 2007 Founders Of Neteller Arrested On Both Coasts Of U.S.

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    • 16 April 2007

      Online Gambling Ban Criminalizes America's Favorite Pastime

      Bloomberg By Ann Woolner April 13 (Bloomberg) — As friends whom I shall not name gathered Saturday night at an undisclosed location, I looked around the table and realized it was surrounded by criminals. The evidence was everywhere. The cards, the poker chips, the bowl of money that served as the bank showed these solid citizens to be lawbreakers. As for me, I plead the Fifth.

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    • 16 April 2007

      Internet Gambling Campaign Launched To Repeal UIGEA

      Casino Gambling Web has started a campaign labeled ‘Outcry’ which includes phone calls, letters and emails to members of congress denouncing UIGEA and asking for repeal of the unpopular legislation. According to their website “Congressman Barney Frank has said he will strongly support a repeal of what he calls ‘the stupidest law’ in the history of the United States if the public outcry for a repeal is loud enough.

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