• Gambling News

    • 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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    • 29 July 2006

      HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY IN BETONSPORTS CASE

      BUSINESS WEEK July 28, 2006, 3:58PM By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer © 2006 The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Attorneys at the Justice Department headquarters here have been involved from the outset of an investigation by the US Attorney’s office in St. Louis of BetOnSports PLC that so far has resulted in a court-ordered suspension of its operations and the arrest of the British online gambling company’s chief executive.

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    • 29 July 2006

      THERE'S BIG BUCKS IN WEB GAMBLING

      ABC NEWS By MICHAEL P. REGAN AP Associated Press July 28, 2006 — Question: Can I get in trouble for gambling on the Internet? Answer: Despite the recent high-profile indictments of the founder and CEO of Internet gambling company BetOnSports PLC, it does not appear that online gamblers in most U.S. states have any reason to fear prosecution — at least not by the federal government.

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    • 29 July 2006

      Outlook dims in US Senate for online gambling bill

      REUTERS By Peter Kaplan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – Prospects have dimmed for swift U.S. Senate passage of a bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling as industry trade groups and lawmakers raise objections, congressional sources said on Wednesday. Efforts to move a House-passed measure through the Senate have run into opposition from lobbyists representing casino owners and horse- and dog-racing interests in recent days.

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    • 27 July 2006

      RUMOR MILL REPORT

      At least four different sources report that HR4411in all probability will not come up in the Senate before they break on August 4th. It was originally reported by Rueters that it would not, then they reported that it had been made a priority and probably would come up before the break, then they reported that it probably would not. Other sources report it won’t. So far, the nay’s have it.It has been rumored that BetonSports is working to be back in business by the end of next week.

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    • 26 July 2006

      Bet-On-Sports Fires CEO But Mystery Surrounds Former Founder Gary Kaplan

      The INQUIRER By Tony Dennis: Wednesday 26 July 2006, 10:23 LEADING UK online betting site, Betonsports has fired its CEO. Mainly because he is under arrest in Fort Worth,Texas. Amongst the charges against David Carruthers are racketeering and charges of illegally taking online sports bets. The company is insistent that besides Carruthers and founder, Gary Kaplan, none of the other directors are named in the charges.

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    • 25 July 2006

      BETONSPORTS SACKS ARRESTED CEO

      Guardian Unlimited Tuesday July 25, 2006 Mark Tran The online gambling company BetonSports today sacked its chief executive after his arrest in the US on fraud charges. David Carruthers was arrested last week at Dallas-Fort Worth international airport, Texas, while on his way from the UK to Costa Rica, where BetonSports is based.

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    • 24 July 2006

      A HYPOCRITICAL INTERNET GAMBLING BAN

      THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR Protecting American family values — or the offline industry? Gambling is one of the great successes of online commerce. Americans bet nearly $6 billion online last year, roughly half the global total The Economist (Jul 22, 2006) As someone paid to have a keen appreciation of risk, David Carruthers must regret his choice of travel agent.

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    • 24 July 2006

      CLASS ACTION LAW FIRM SAYS ARREST OF GAMBLING EXECUTIVE RAISES QUESTIONS OF US MOTIVES

      DALLAS, July 20 /PRNewswire/ — The surprise airport arrest of a prominent UK internet gambling executive this week is a counter-productive application of US law that ignores complex international trade issues, says Larry Gaydos, partner in the White Collar Defense/Antitrust Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP.

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    • 24 July 2006

      DAVID CARRUTHERS BAIL HEARING POSTPONED

      Telegraph.co.uk By David Litterick in Fort Worth and Harry Wallop (Filed: 22/07/2006) David Carruthers faces the prospect of a four-day bus trip in sweltering temperatures across the southern United States after waiving his right to a bail hearing in Fort Worth. After being arrested at Dallas airport on Sunday, the chief executive of BetonSports will now be transported by marshals from the federal jail in Forth Worth to a holding centre in Oklahoma City.

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    • 21 July 2006

      UPDATE: FRIST HOPES FOR WEB GAMBLING VOTE BEFORE SENATE BREAK

      REUTERS Small Business News Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:49pm WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) – A bill to ban Internet gambling faces opposition in the U.S. Senate, but backers still hope to win passage of it within a few weeks, a top aide to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Thursday. “We are trying to get something done before the August recess,” set to begin on Aug. 4, said Eric Ueland, Frist’s chief of staff.

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    • 21 July 2006

      W.T.O. PANEL WILL INVESTIGATE U.S. LIMITS ON ONLINE GAMBLING

      The New York Times By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 20, 2006 GENEVA, July 19 (AP) — The World Trade Organization set up a panel on Wednesday to investigate whether United States restrictions on Internet gambling comply with international trade rules. The Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda asked the W.T.O.

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    • 21 July 2006

      BOLCEREK = "ONLINE GAMBLING COULD ROLL IN BIG PAYOFF"

      USA TODAY OPINION Michael Bolcerek President, Poker Players Alliance As USA TODAY properly noted in its editorial on Internet gambling, prohibitions don’t work (“How to counter online bets,” Editorial, Monday). Legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that seeks to ban online poker and other forms of Internet gambling, while making exceptions for horse racing and online lotteries, will not effectively deter youth gambling or prevent compulsive gambling.

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    • 21 July 2006

      BRITISH CITIZENS ANGRY OVER MISUSE OF TREATY

      British citizens are angered by the US and it’s apparent targeting of British citizens and businss executives. The use of (or mis-use) a treaty originally intended to aid in the prosecution of terrorists is the tool being used to persue and prosecute british citizens in the sports betting arena. In fact, reports indicate that this treaty has been used for extradition over 20 times by the US and only one of those was terrorist related.

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    • 21 July 2006

      BETONSPORTS TO RETURN ACCOUNT FUNDS TO US CUSTOMERS

      There has been some discussion on whether accounting details for BetonSports will be handed over to the US DOJ and just who will be doing the refunding of accounts. All things considered, customers of BetonSports shouldn’t have any worries along those lines since records were not requested. The request is for BetonSports to refund money to their clients, not to hand over the records and the US refund from BoS funds.

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    • 19 July 2006

      Calvin Ayre Cancels Bodog Conference

      Email from Calvin Ayre:The Bodog.com Marketing Conference presents a wonderful opportunity for good discussion about marketing, customer service and about the growth of our industry; however, in the last few days, many of you who planned to attend the conference have expressed a high level of concern over the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government’s recent actions against one of the companies in our industry. It is in light of these concerns that we have decided to postpone the Bodog.

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    • 19 July 2006

      An American Hypocrisy? Bet on It.

      internetnews.com By Roy Mark July 19, 2006 A week ago, David Carruthers, the urbane, 49-year-old British CEO of BetonSports PLC, was campaigning to legalize, regulate and tax Internet gambling in the United States. Today, he is sitting in a Fort Worth jail cell. As CEO of BetonSports, Carruthers oversees an online gambling empire with licensed operations in Europe and the Caribbean basin. The company has offices/online casinos in London, Costa Rica, Antigua, Guatemala, Mexico and Malaysia.

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    • 19 July 2006

      Mad Hatter And Golden Reef Casino Gives Player A Reason To Be Madly Happy... $205,625 Reasons!!

      Wow! Michael A won an amazing $205,625 at Golden Reef Casino playing Mad Hatter!! Mad Hatter is one of the new Microgaming game releases last month and has quickly become a favorite with slots players everywhere! Congratulations Michael A!

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    • 19 July 2006

      U.S. CRACKING DOWN ON OFFSHORE BETTING INDUSTRY

      USA TODAY Updated 7/19/2006 1:51 AM ET By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY When the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill cracking down on Internet gambling last week, David Carruthers, CEO of online gaming company Bet On Sports, was one of the most outspoken critics of the proposed law. The 49-year-old British executive has more immediate problems to worry about.

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    • 19 July 2006

      CANADIAN ONLINE GAMBLING SECTOR TUMBLES AFTER US CRACKDOWN

      TORONTO (CP) – Shares in Canadian online gambling companies fell Tuesday amid fears that a U.S. crackdown on Internet gaming may spread and affect revenue from firms doing business south of the border. Shares in software firm CryptoLogic Inc. (TSX:CRY) tumbled $2.69, or 10.8 per cent, to close at $22.19 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, while Fun Technologies Inc. (TSX:FUN), an online gambling firm, was down five cents at $5.35. Shares in Las Vegas From Home.

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    • 18 July 2006

      FEDERAL INTERNET GAMBLING LAW MAY CRIMP N.D. LAWMAKERS PLANS

      Posted on Sun, Jul. 16, 2006 Grand Forks Herald (GrandForksHerald.com) DALE WETZEL Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. – New federal legislation may derail Fargo state Rep. Jim Kasper’s plans to revive a proposal to make North Dakota the first state to license Internet poker sites. The measure, which the U.S. House overwhelmingly approved last week, would ban Internet gambling sites, including online poker rooms, from taking money from customers in the United States.

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    • 18 July 2006

      HOUSE GAMBLING LEGISLATION IS A BUST

      Inside BAY AREA The ARGUS 07/17/2006 06:57:19 AM PDT THE House passed a prohibition on Internet wagering Tuesday that would theoretically prevent gamblers from using credit cards to bet online and could block access to gambling Web sites. Proponents say gambling can be addictive, and then exposed a lack a consistency in their argument by voting for the bill, which carves out exceptions for state lotteries and horse racing.

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    • 18 July 2006

      IS THIS THE START OF A CRUSADE AGAINST INTERNET GAMBLING?

      “The people who are pushing this ban in Congress … try to argue these sites prey on children, which is totally ridiculous,” “If your kid has access to your checking account or credit card and is making transfers to off-shore accounts across the world, Internet gambling is the least of your worries.” – Radley Balko ABC NEWS By JONATHAN SILVERSTEIN

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    • 18 July 2006

      US GAMBLING BILL IN SPOTLIGHT AFTER INDUSTRY ARRESTS

      Reuters Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:11pm ET16 By Julie Vorman WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – The indictment of BETonSPORTS Plc (BSS.L: Quote, Profile, Research) executives for racketeering should add momentum to U.S. legislation that aims to ban broader types of Internet gambling, two Republican backers said on Tuesday. The U.S.

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