Gambling News

  • 12 September 2006

    Sportingbet Chairman's Arrest Stuns UK Online Gaming Industry

    Linux Insider Scotland on Sunday 09/11/06 9:22 AM PT “The New York State Supreme Court released Sportingbet Chairman Peter Dicks on $50,000 Friday. He is required to turn over his passport and stay in New York City under terms of the release. Shares in Sportingbet fell 38.5 percent in London on Monday, having dropped as much as 43 percent in early trading….“ “New York police pulled him in as he disembarked at John F. Kennedy Airport.

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  • 12 September 2006

    iGaming Business Discusses Sportingbet with US Lawyer

    iGAMING iGAMING BUSINESS 12-09-06 iGaming Business has spoken with US lawyer David Schollenberger about the recent arrest of Peter Dicks and the wider implications that the detention will have for online gaming in the United States.

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  • 10 September 2006

    US needs to declare its hand on online gambling

    The Sunday Times John Waples TIMESONLINE September 10, 2006 PETER DICKS, chairman of the online gaming group Sportingbet, had to raise $50,000 on Friday for his bail. He was also forced to surrender his passport. But a lot more rides on the outcome of his Supreme Court hearing this Thursday. That is when Dicks will be told whether he will be extradited to Louisiana to face a charge of soliciting a local citizen to make a sports bet online. If he is extradited, the fallout could be immense.

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  • 10 September 2006

    Peter Dicks Flushed By Louisiana Gambling by Computer Law

    BAYOUBUZZ.COM New Orleans, La.–You can bet that Peter Dicks is flushed as he fights to stay away from extradition to a Louisiana Court. The Louisiana anti-Internet Gambling law was designed to do exactly what it the state is doing—keep Internet gaming away from Louisiana.

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  • 10 September 2006

    GAMBLING EXECS NOT SAFE IN US

    24.COM | FIN24.COM Gaming chiefs not safe in US 10/09/2006 13:49 St Louis – Gambling industry experts agree: If you operate an offshore gaming website, stay out of the US. Moments after stepping foot on American soil on Thursday, Sportingbet plc Chairperson Peter Dicks became the second British offshore sports betting executive arrested in recent months for illegal online gambling in the US.

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  • 10 September 2006

    Peter Dicks’s US Arrest Causing Panic at Online Gaming Firms

    TIMES ONLINE The Sunday Times – Business September 10, 2006 Focus: Busted! Peter Dicks’s US arrest is causing panic at online gaming firms, write Dominic Rushe in New York and Louise Armitstead When the New York Giants take on the Indianapolis Colts today, at least $10 of dodgy money will be riding on the game. The bet was made with the London-listed gaming firm Sportingbet.com by Dominic Rushe, our US-based reporter, using his American bank account.

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  • 09 September 2006

    PETER DICKS, SPORTINGBET CHIEF, RELEASED ON $50,000 BAIL

    BBC NEWS 09/09/06 The chairman of UK-based online gaming firm Sportingbet has been granted a $50,000 bail by a US court. Peter Dicks was held in New York on Thursday under a warrant issued by state authorities in Louisiana accusing him of “gambling by computer”. The court in Queens, New York, also ordered him to surrender his passport. Mr Dicks is to face another hearing on 14 September when the New York court will consider a request by the Louisiana authorities to extradite him.

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  • 08 September 2006

    Arrest adds pressure on Internet gaming

    THE BOSTON GLOBE By Jeff Douglas, Associated Press Writer September 8, 2006 ST. LOUIS –Gambling industry experts agree: If you operate an offshore gaming Web site, stay out of the U.S. Moments after stepping foot on American soil Thursday, Sportingbet PLC Chairman Peter Dicks became the second British offshore sports betting executive arrested in recent months for illegal online gambling in the U.S.

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  • 08 September 2006

    Sportingbet PLC Chairman To Fight Extradition To Louisiana

    EASYBOURSE Thursday September 7th, 2006 / 5h35 By Chad Bray Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- The non-executive chairman of Sportingbet PLC (SBT.LN) will fight extradition to Louisiana on charges of illegal Internet gambling, his lawyer said late Thursday.

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  • 07 September 2006

    ONLINE GAMBLING STOCKS DIVE - AGAIN - AS US DOJ HOLDS GAMING EXECUTIVE - AGAIN.

    REUTERS UK Thu Sep 7, 2006 2:05 PM BST162 By Pete Harrison LONDON (Reuters) – The United States detained a second Internet gaming executive on Thursday, adding to fears it is cracking down on the lucrative industry and sparking share price falls that wiped over $1.5 billion (800 million pounds) off the market value of the sector. Online bookmaker Sportingbet said its chairman, Peter Dicks, had been detained by U.S.

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  • 07 September 2006

    eCOGRA NEEDS YOUR INPUT FOR ONLINE GAMBLING SURVEY

    HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK YOUR MIND An invitation for you to give your views in the biggest online gambling survey ever launched How often have you wanted to tell the top management of the online gambling venues that you use how they should be running things to achieve better customer satisfaction? Those times when you might want to point out areas where improvements could be made; new ideas you think might work well or praise for facets of an operation that you think gets it right? Well

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  • 31 August 2006

    Online Gambling Legislation Opposed by Independent Community Bankers of America

    BankNet 360 Posted By: Vince Ryan Aug 30 2006 06:00:10 PDT ICBA Opposes Bill to Stop Illegal Online Gambling Congressional legislation that would attempt to block electronic transfers between U.S. gamblers and offshore casinos is being opposed by the Independent Community Bankers of America, according to The Wall Street Journal. The ICBA is asking the Senate to revise a House version of the bill that passed n July.

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  • 31 August 2006

    Chances Slim For Internet Betting Ban

    WINNERONLINE SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal by Tony Batt 28 August, 2006 WASHINGTON — There may not be a better example of how much easier it is to block rather than pass legislation in Congress than the decade-long effort to prohibit Internet gambling. The House and Senate have voted no fewer than six times to either outlaw or severely restrict online wagering. The closest vote in the Senate was 90-10 on July 22, 1998.

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  • 19 August 2006

    FREEDAVIDCARRUTHERS WEBSITE NOW ONLINE

    For everyone who’s been watching the events unfold regarding David Carruthers and BetOnSports, a website is now available to help you keep track of the happenings in and out of court and to show your support for David. Just visit FREEDAVIDCARRUTHERS (http://www.freedavidcarruthers.com) Keep up to date on the current happenings of the trial, judges rulings, lawyers filings and outcome of the case at FREEDAVIDCARRUTHERS.

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  • 16 August 2006

    FORMER ONLINE GAMBLING EXEC MAKES BAIL

    BusinessWeek.com The Associated Press/ST. LOUIS By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Business Writer AUG. 16 3:17 P.M. ET Former online gambling executive David Carruthers was freed on a $1 million bond Wednesday after spending nearly a month behind bars following his arrest on racketeering and fraud charges. Carruthers, 48, was freed after a hearing before U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Medler. He had been expected to be released as early as Monday but it took days to work out technical details.

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  • 16 August 2006

    Bettors Deserve Better - Crusade against online sports gambling is unfair

    SI.com Justin Doom > Doom’s Day Tuesday August 15, 2006 4:12PM The only safe place to bet on sports is in Las Vegas. At this rate, it’s only a matter of time before I’m in jail. In fact, I wonder what the odds on that would be. Maybe I can find a Web site that will offer a line. But I’d better find it soon. Did you hear what happened to the folks over at BetOnSports.com? After recently being singled out and indicted by U.S.

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  • 16 August 2006

    WinnerOnLine Interviews Lawrence G Walters

    An Interview With Lawrence G. Walters: Part I, originally published at >WINNERONLINE – http://www.winneronline.com by Karl Yu, Winneronline 15 August, 2006 There are a lot of legal implications when it comes to online gaming and America’s stance against it. Over the past six months the U.S. has launched a major offensive on the industry on both the federal and state level.

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  • 15 August 2006

    More Problems for BetOnSports and Associates

    It’s been reported that shareholders of BOS are considering legal action against BOS advisors based on the fact that they (advisors) did not mention any unfavorable background on Gary Kaplan, previous owner of the company prior to the the stock offering. It’s rumored that Kaplan has left Costa Rica for parts unknown but the middle east is suspected. He was included in the indictment against BOS for, among other charges, fraud and racketeering.

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  • 15 August 2006

    eCOGRA Achieves 100 Online Casinos Target Months Ahead of Schedule

    Gambling Standards Authority Issues its 107th “Play It Safe” Seal to Accredited Online Casinos and Poker Rooms LONDON, August 14 /PRNewswire/ — The online gambling standards and player protection body, eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (http://www.eCOGRA.org), today announced it achieved its target of accrediting 100 online casinos and poker rooms before December 2006. eCOGRA launched its 100 Seals campaign in May this year with 76 accredited sites.

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  • 14 August 2006

    Jeff Haney on a dying scheme to hustle online casinos

    LAS VEGAS SUN SPORTS August 14, 2006 at 7:29:0 PDT The federal government’s recent crackdown on online gambling has thrust the largely unregulated, sometimes bizarre backwater of Internet casinos into the spotlight. Not long after the House of Representatives passed legislation this summer designed to clamp down on online gambling, the boss of Costa Rica-based BetOnSports was arrested while changing planes in Texas.

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  • 13 August 2006

    Online Gambling Company Still Target

    Belleville News Democrat Sat, Aug. 12, 2006 Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Federal prosecutors said Friday they will continue prosecuting BetOnSports PLC even though the online gambling company is shutting down its operations that take bets from U.S. customers. Separately, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway’s office approved conditions for the release of London-based BetOnSports’ former Chief Executive David Carruthers, according to his attorney, Scott Rosenblum.

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  • 13 August 2006

    BetOnSports folds to US

    INB – Internet News Bureau August 11, 2006 BetonSports Folds U.S. Hand By Roy Mark Betonsports.com is folding its U.S. hand. With the British-based company named in a 22-count indictment for violating American gambling laws and its former CEO sitting in a St. Louis jail, BetonSports said Friday it was permanently cutting off access to its site for U.S. bettors. The site has been dark for American online gamblers since last month when a U.S.

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  • 13 August 2006

    BetOnSports Refunding Options Limited

    ITBusinessNet.com Gamblers hoping to get money back after betting Web site shuts down By ADAM GOLDMA, AP Business Writer Since BetOnSports PLC started accepting wagers online, gamblers played the odds on plenty of sporting events. But they also gambled on whether U.S. prosecutors would one day target the Costa Rica-based company for possibly violating federal law.

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  • 13 August 2006

    US sheds few tears for Carruthers

    Times Online August 07, 2006 By Walter Olson Like Prohibition-era Oklahomans who were said to stagger to the polls to vote dry, America these days is a gambling-mad country happy to elect officials who outdo each other in anti-gambling fervor. Perhaps that explains the absence of an outpouring of support here thus far for David Carruthers, the former BetOnSports.

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  • 09 August 2006

    A fool.com post about cryptologic

    fool.com cryptologic post The following is a post from Fool.com, one of my favorite stock related sites. If you haven’t checked it out, do yourself a favor and do! “POST OF THE DAY Cryptologic, Inc. One last thing… By DemonDoug August 9, 2006 Posts selected for this feature rarely stand alone. They are usually a part of an ongoing thread, and are out of context when presented here. The material should be read in that light.

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  • 03 August 2006

    The400Group Launches New Art-Themed i-Slot

    Reel Crime 2: Art Heist is Latest To Add Fun, Interactive Features to Classic Slot ExperienceJuly 27, 2006- The400Group today announced the release of Reel Crime 2: Art Heist, a new i-Slot from Rival Gaming. Part of a family of online games that add an interactive dimension to classic online slots, Art Heist is a multi-line, multi-reeled slot game that takes players into the comic universe of a pair of bumbling art thieves.

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  • 01 August 2006

    US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WARNS NET GAMBLING BILL WILL HURT FNANCIAL GROUPS

    easyBOURSE Tuesday August 1st, 2006 / 15h52 By Lilly Vitorovich Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants the Senate to amend the controversial Internet gambling legislation, saying it would impose a “substantial regulatory burden” on financial institutions.

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  • 01 August 2006

    NOT GUILTY PLEAS ENTERED FOR BETONSPORTS CEO

    bellevillenewsdemocrate.com JEFF DOUGLAS Associated Press ST. LOUIS – The former chief executive of one of the world’s largest online gambling companies, BetOnSports, will remain in federal custody after pleading not guilty Monday to charges of mail and wire fraud and racketeering. David Carruthers, 48, was one of several BetOnSports PLC employees and associates named in a federal 22-count indictment who pleaded not guilty.

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  • 31 July 2006

    Belle Rock Summer Fling, Brand New Ways to Win More Bling!

    New Giveaways Including Winning Is Easy, Winners Get It All and Live the Winning Life Headline Belle Rock’s New August Promotions Gibraltar, August 1, 2006 – Today Belle Rock Entertainment announced the launch of six new fantastic promotions across their popular group of online casinos and poker rooms, River Belle (www.riverbelle.com), Lucky Nugget (www.luckynugget.com), The Gaming Club (www.gamingclub.com), and Jackpot City (www.jackpotcity.com).

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  • 29 July 2006

    Allyn Jaffrey Shulman Joins Poker Players Alliance Board of Directors

    WASHINGTON, July 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) — The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a non-profit grassroots organization that has grown to more than 75,000 American poker players, today announced that Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, an expert in gaming law, is joining the PPA board of directors. “I am delighted that Allyn has agreed to join our board,” said Michael Bolcerek, president of the Poker Players Alliance.

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