• Gambling News

    • 04 December 2006

      LAS VEGAS SANDS SIGNS DEAL FOR ONLINE GAMLING SITE

      PR NEWSWIRE Agreement with Cantor Gaming will provide End-to-end Online Gaming Portal LAS VEGAS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that an agreement has been reached between one of its affiliates and Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of the global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald, to launch an online casino and poker site initially aimed at serving the United Kingdom market.

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    • 04 December 2006

      Madrid Licenses Online Gambling, Followed Italy's Lead

      iGAMING BUSINESS 04-12-06 A host of bookmakers and online gambling companies are expected to flock to the Spanish market following the decision by Madrid’s regional government to regulate gaming through the introduction of licences.

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    • 02 December 2006

      IT COULD BE CALLED 'THANK YOU FOR GAMBLING'

      EGamingPulse Friday, December 1 In the recent movie “Thank You for Smoking,” the hero–a tobacco lobbyist–comes under fire for working to protect people’s right to smoke. A similar movie could be made about gambling. The villain would be Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). Goodlatte has been fighting to enact legislation on Internet gambling for some time, and he can now finally claim a good deal of success with the passage of H.R.

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    • 02 December 2006

      BETONSPORTS FACES LEGAL ACTION FROM ANTIGUA-BARBUDA REGULATOR

      Caribbean Net News Friday, December 1, 2006 ST JOHN’S, Antigua: The Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) of Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday announced that it has filed an application for a restraining order in the High Court of Justice, against BETonSPORTS (Antigua) Ltd.

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    • 30 November 2006

      Sportingbet Reports Huge Online Gambling Losses - Castigates UK

      BBC NEWS Sportingbet has reported quarterly losses of £241.4m ($470.6m), after selling its US business for £1. The online gambling firm took a charge of £252m on exiting the US in October, shortly before new laws outlawing internet gaming came into force there. But it saw gross profit from its other gambling operations rise 48% to £31.7m, in the three months to 31 October.

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    • 28 November 2006

      eCOGRA APPOINTS FORMER HEAD OF ACCTING FIRM TO BOARD

      LONDON, November 28, 2006 – eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance) www.ecogra.org, the online gambling industry’s player protection and standards authority, has appointed a highly experienced leisure and gaming financial executive as an additional independent director on the Board.

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    • 24 November 2006

      Russian Gambling Bill Making the Rounds - Wins Round One

      iGAMING BUSINESS 24-11-06 The Gambling Bill proposed by President Vladimir Putin in October, which plans to set up four gambling zones in Russia, has been approved at its first reading by the Duma last week by a vote of 440-0 and one abstention. The president had proposed the bill after the Interior Ministry launched an operation to check the financial, tax and sanitary-epidemiological documents of a variety of gambling establishments in the capital allegedly linked to the Georgian mafia.

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    • 23 November 2006

      RX.com Launches a Universal Gambling Portal - TheRXCasinos.com

      (PRWEB) November 23, 2006 — TheRXCasinos.com, the first in a series of new online gambling portal Web sites from TheRX.com, announces its Web site launch today.The well-established sports information Web site, TheRX.com promises its new Web site, TheRXCasinos.com to be the first of a sequence of new Web sites set to expand upon TheRX.com’s success, with each new site having its own distinct focus.As the name suggests, TheRXCasinos.com will center itself upon the online casino industry.

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    • 21 November 2006

      Tiny Antigua Grabs The US By Its Illegal, Online Dice

      THE REGISTER By Burke Hansen in San Francisco Tuesday 21st November 2006 Has the time actually come for Congress to read its own legislation? In the wee hours before Congressmen could head off for their election year recess, they managed to churn out a mound of unread anti-gambling legislation. In their haste to vacate, the lawmakers added fuel to a smoldering trade dispute between the tiny island paradise of Antigua and the superpower to the north.

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    • 20 November 2006

      ANTIGUA AMBASSADOR THINKS NEW US CONGRESS MAY PROVIDE HOPE FOR ONLINE GAMING

      THE ANTIGUA SUN Monday November 20 2006 As speculation about how the upcoming change in the make-up of the US Congress and House of Representatives may impact on Antigua & Barbuda’s economic interests, at least one senior diplomat is holding out hope that some changes might come about on key issues.

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    • 19 November 2006

      EXPERTS WARN IT MAY BE YEARS BEFORE CONGRESS ADDRESSES ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATION

      LAS VEGAS SUN By Liz Benston November 19, 2006 While the gaming industry is heralding the appointment of casino-friendly Democrats to key positions of power in Washington, experts warn that it could take many years before Congress will be willing to consider regulating online gambling. “If it comes up again, they’re going to say, ‘We’ve already dealt with that issue,’ ” said David Stewart, a Washington attorney who advises the American Gaming Association.

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    • 19 November 2006

      GAMBLERS STILL HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING BAN

      LAS VEGAS SUN By Liz Benston November 19, 2006 Passing bills in the dead of night without a lick of debate was business as usual in President Bush’s Republican-controlled Congress. But the details behind the October passage of a controversial Internet gambling prohibition bill was enough to make even jaded political observers’ hair stand on end.

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    • 18 November 2006

      PARTYGAMING'S DIXIT PLUMMETS DOWN FORBES LIST OF RICHEST INDIANS

      MONEYCONTROL (www.moneycontrol.com) 2006-11-18 11:29 The Forbes list of richest Indians is out and India’s top 10 have seen their net worth skyrocket almost 60 % in a year reports CNBC-TV18. The top 10 Indian billionaires have added USD 64 billion to their net worth in a year. Lakshmi Mittal, who is also the world’s third richest man, has been crowned the richest Indian once again this year.

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    • 16 November 2006

      CASINO EXECUTIVES SPEAK OUT ON INTERNET GAMBLING BAN

      YAHOO NEWS By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press Writer Thu Nov 16, 12:37 AM ET LAS VEGAS – Casino executives and a poker lobby group said that they hope a change in power brought by the midterm elections will help them overturn an Internet gambling ban rushed through Congress while Republicans were still in control. MGM Mirage Inc. chief executive Terry Lanni said Wednesday that the measure is “ridiculous” because it was signed into law Oct.

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    • 16 November 2006

      30 CHARGED IN NEW YORK WITH OPERATING AN ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATION / ONLINE BOOKMAKING

      PC WORLD Grant Gross, IDG News Service 16/11/2006 06:48:17 Twenty-seven people and three corporations face charges related to operating an illegal online gambling operation in indictments announced Wednesday by the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the New York City Police Department. The defendants operated a “highly sophisticated” gambling operation that booked more than US$3.3 billion in wagers over 28 months, the law enforcement authorities said.

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    • 16 November 2006

      GAMBLING SITE WEB REQUESTS UP IN SPITE OF US LEGISLATOIN

      BUSINESS WIRE LONDON & SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScanSafe, the leading global provider of Web Security-as-a-Service, today released its latest Global Threat Report on Web and instant messaging (IM), spyware and Web viruses. Among the report’s key findings, the company saw a 40 percent increase in U.S.

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    • 16 November 2006

      TECH ADVANCES AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION HERALDED AT G2E

      November 16, 2006 08:49 AM Eastern Time BUSINESS WIRE Panelists Reaffirm Their Commitment to Responsible Gaming Global Gaming Expo 2006 LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technological advancements and the international expansion of gaming dominated the discussion at Wednesday’s G2E keynote panel as international industry leaders gave their insights on what will define the next generation of global gaming. Moderated by American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Frank J.

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    • 13 November 2006

      POWER PLAY: PLAYTECH TO PURCHASE RIVAL FIRM TRIBECA

      REUTERS UK Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:58 AM GMT31 By Pete Harrison LONDON (Reuters) – Gambling software maker Playtech (PTEC.L: Quote, Profile, Research) agreed to buy rival Tribeca for $75 million (39 million pounds) on Monday to create a company twice the size of its nearest competitor.

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    • 10 November 2006

      BETONSPORTS BANNED PERMANENTLY FROM THE U.S.

      CNN MONEY BetOnSports ban separate from tax suit against company executives. November 10 2006: 4:29 PM EST ST. LOUIS (Reuters) — BETonSPORTS Plc and government prosecutors agreed Thursday on a court order permanently restraining the indicted online gaming company from taking bets in the United States, according to a release from a U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway.

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    • 10 November 2006

      UK EMBRACES ONLINE GAMBLING WHILE US ISOLATES

      POKER NEWS November 09, 2006 Haley Hintze In an article written by Haley Hintze at POKER NEWS, comparisons were made between the governments of Great Britain and the United States…. “A virtual line in the sand drawn by United Kingdom officials responsible for the oversight of Britain’s legalized online gaming industry is likely to further isolate the United States in its efforts to legislate online gaming out of existence. As reported in The Register, the U.K.

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    • 09 November 2006

      REPORT ON EU GAMBLING STUDY: THE CASE FOR CHANGE!

      EU BUSINESS The European Betting Association and the Remote Gambling Association welcome the final publication by the European Commission on 12th October 2006 of the Study of Gambling Services in the Internal Market of the European Union commissioned in November 2004 to the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. This Study sheds significant light on the gambling market of the EU.

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    • 08 November 2006

      GAMBLING INDUSTRY RESHUFFLES ITS CARDS

      iGAMING BUSINESS 08-11-06

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    • 08 November 2006

      BETonSPORTS AND U.S. MAKE DEAL

      REUTERS UK BETonSPORTS, U.S. reach stop-business agreement Mon Nov 6, 2006 5:10 PM GMT137 ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – BETonSPORTS Plc (BSS.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and government prosecutors have agreed on a court order permanently restraining the indicted online gaming company from taking bets in the United States, lawyers on both sides told a U.S. court in St. Louis on Monday.

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    • 08 November 2006

      eCOGRA OFFERS REGULATORY EXPERIENCE TO UK

      Monday 6 November 2006 LONDON, November 6 /PRNewswire/ — eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) www.ecogra.org, the online gambling industry’s independent player protection and standards authority, has offered to lend its regulatory experience to the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport. This follows on from its recent summit on internet gambling.

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    • 06 November 2006

      ONLINE GAMBLING FIRMS SEE NO ADVANTAGES IN OPERATING OUT OF UK

      EDITOR’S OPThe talk around town, London Town that is, is that the British government’s attempts to get online gambling firms to base their operations in and pay tax to the UK is not going to fly . The Observer reported that John Healey, Treasury Minister for the UK was addressing tourism industry leaders last week. During his speech, he said the government is having problems fixing a tax rate to persuade online gambling firms to pay tax in the UK.

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    • 04 November 2006

      ARIZONA BATTLE FOR CONGRESS HEATS UP

      LOS ANGELES TIMES By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Janet Hook, Times Staff Writers November 3, 2006 BILLINGS, MONT. — Heading into the last days of the fight for control of Congress, both political parties moved Thursday to expand the battlefield, trying to revive campaigns that had been seen as lost causes. President Bush traveled to Montana to campaign for beleaguered GOP Sen. Conrad Burns, launching a final midterm drive for Republicans in mostly conservative states and districts.

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    • 04 November 2006

      MGM AND LADBROKES IN TAKEOVER TALKS WITH INTERNET GAMBLING SITES

      THE BUSINESS By : Simon Goodley And Ben Marlow 02/11/2006 America’s MGM Mirage and Britain’s Ladbrokes, two of the world’s largest gambling groups, have started exploratory takeover talks with internet rivals decimated by recent US Congress legislation banning online gambling. MGM, the world’s second-largest gambling group, is understood to have contacted a number of players in the sector, including poker market leader PartyGaming, to discuss a takeover.

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    • 04 November 2006

      NEW ARIZONA POLLS INDICATE PEDERSON WITH POSSIBLE LEAD

      Poker Players against Kyl POKER PLAYERS AGAINST KYL have anounced a positive lead in the polls for the Senate race in Arizona where Incumbent John Kyl (R) is challenged by Jim Pederson (D) NEW POLL: PEDERSON LEADS IN EARLY VOTING. 44 TO 40. Another poll shows that the campaign is closing further on 11/3/06. They are within the margin of error. The DSCC has just announced a $1 million ad buy in AZ. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE CAN BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY AT Poker Players against Kyl

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    • 04 November 2006

      INTERNET GAMBLING BILL A POSSIBLE PROBLEM FOR GOP ON NOV 7

      FOX NEWS Friday, November 03, 2006 NEW YORK — A Republican-sponsored effort to clamp down on Internet gambling may turn out to be a bad bet for the GOP. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which President Bush signed into law Oct. 13, has infuriated many voters who enjoy betting on sports or playing poker online, analysts said. Other observers, however, see little threat to Republicans from the law, calling it a relatively minor matter to most voters.

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    • 04 November 2006

      MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES THE CLOSURE OF ALL CASH PLAY AT SLOTS24

      SLOTS24.COM In a statement emailed Friday, Robert Ramsden, Senior Manager of Slots24 announced the close of ‘Cash Play’ at Slots24.

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