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    • 18 July 2006

      PLAYING POKER WITH THE US SENATE

      MSNBC Financial Times by Roger Blitz Updated: 12:12 a.m. ET July 18, 2006 David Carruthers, the internet gambling executive detained by US authorities, had discussed with his chairman the prospect of such an occurrence if he visited the US.

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    • 17 July 2006

      NO BAIL UNTIL AT LEAST FRIDAY FOR DAVID CARRUTHERS

      David Carruthers was charged with conspiracy in offering bets on college and professional sports to U.S. residents and that BetonSports took wagers via internet and lelephone line. He’s being held without bail at this time. Federal prosecutors requested that no bail be set until David is sent to Missouri to face charges. The judge allowed David be held without bail at least until Friday, when the detention hearing is scheduled.

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    • 17 July 2006

      CARRUTHERS, 10 OTHERS PLUS 4 CORPORATIONS INDICTED ON RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY AND FRAUD CHARGES

      Department of Justice MONDAY, JULY 17, 2006 Eleven Individuals and Four Corporations Indicted on Racketeering, Conspiracy and Fraud Charges WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Missouri has returned a 22-count indictment charging 11 individuals and four corporations on various charges of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud, the Department of Justice announced today. The indictment was returned on June 1, 2006, and unsealed today.

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    • 17 July 2006

      INTERNET GAMBLING BAN A BAD BET

      Cincinnati.Com The Enquirer Editorials The U.S. House feels Americans need to be saved from a $12 billion-a-year growth industry – Internet gambling. By a lopsided 317-93 vote, members passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act on Tuesday, but exempted state-run lotteries and online horse-race betting. Were the Senate to go along with it, the bill would make online sports betting, poker and other popular Internet casino games illegal.

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    • 17 July 2006

      CARRUTHERS TO APPEAR IN FEDERAL COURT MONDAY 3:00 PM EST

      David Carruthers is scheduled to appear in Federal Court today at 3:00 pm est. It’s been reported that he will be charged under federal racketeering statutes (RICO). David was apprehended yesterday while traveling through Miami on his way home to Costa Rica. Bail may be denied in this case.

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    • 17 July 2006

      CARRUTHERS DETENTION NOT BECAUSE OF PROPOSED INTERNET GAMBLING BAN

      David Carruthers was detained in Miami yesterday and held in an undisclosed location awaiting court today, Monday, July 17th. It has been reported that Carruthers’ detention is no likely to be related to the online gambling ban approved by the House last week, but is related to the federal investigation of the former owner of BETONSPORTS, Gary Kaplan. Federal investigators believe Carruthers has information that could lead to an indictment of Kaplan.

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    • 17 July 2006

      BETONSPORTS CEO DAVID CARRUTHERS DETAINED IN THE U.S.

      News released earlier today reported BetonSports CEO David Carruthers was detained by US federal authorities while he was in the US changing flights on his trip from the UK to Costa Rica. No statement has been released regarding the reason for the detention; in fact very little at all is known about the reasons behind the actions by the U.S. The company BetonSports has not made an official statement, just saying an announcement will be made when appropriate.

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    • 17 July 2006

      LUCKY ALLSLOTS CASINO PLAYER HITS 2 PROGRESSIVE JACKPOTS IN 8 DAYS

      On Vacation, Lucky Jackpot Factory VIP Wins another Progressive With two jackpots within eight days, Gail G. of All Slots Casino finds that lucky groove July 10, 2006 – Kahnawake, Canada – The Jackpot Factory, a leading online casino group known for gigantic jackpots, has another big winner: Gail G., an All Slots Casino VIP, who won nearly $100,000 on two progressive slots within eight days. Gail G.

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    • 14 July 2006

      BETTING AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING

      BUSINESS WEEK online JULY 12, 2006 News Analysis By Catherine Holahan Betting Against Online Gambling U.S. lawmakers stepped up a legal attack against online wagering. If passed, will new rules do much to end the practice? Don’t bet on it Google is entering the online payments arena, turning up the heat on eBay’s PayPal. How likely will you use Google instead of other methods? Online gambling just got riskier.

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    • 14 July 2006

      Regulate, tax online poker and everyone wins

      OPINION Our view: Congressional conservatives should recognize the revenue potential Arizona Daily Star www.azstarnet.com Tucson, Arizona | Published: 07.14.2006 Congress is at it again — trying to legislate morality in an effort to energize conservative voters in time for the elections. The Republican leadership in Congress is taking on Internet gambling — specifically online poker. This measure deserves a place on the scrapheap of misguided bills.

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    • 12 July 2006

      HOUSE VOTES TO REIN IN ONLINE GAMBLING

      By NANCY ZUCKERBROD, Associated Press Writer Tue Jul 11, 6:25 PM ET WASHINGTON – The House voted Tuesday to forbid the use of credit cards to settle online bets, an effort to halt mushrooming interest in Internet gambling. Opponents said it wouldn’t work and decried exceptions for state-run lotteries and a horse racing industry that has powerful patrons in Congress The vote was 317-93. “The House has acted very strongly on this measure,” said Rep.

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    • 12 July 2006

      CASINO PROFIT SHARE GROUP NOW ECOGRA CERTIFIED!

      Casino Profit Share announced this week that their group of casinos and poker rooms (Challenge, Golden Reef, IBig, Music Hall, Nostalgia, UK Casino Club and Poker Metro) are now eCOGRA Certified. This means every casino has passed stringent regulations enforced by eCOGRA to ensure the player receives a fair and hoset gaming experience at every casino in their group. Congratulations Casino Profit Share!

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    • 10 July 2006

      Online gambling booms as laws try to catch up

      By Todd Milbourn — Bee Staff Writer Sacramento Bee Published 12:01 am PDT Sunday, July 9, 2006 Sonny Mohammadzadeh approaches online poker with scholarly seriousness. The UC Davis graduate student and mathematician doesn’t play when he’s tired or upset. He seeks out sites with weaker players. And he keeps meticulous records so he can improve his game and track his winnings.

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    • 09 July 2006

      Bodog.com Appearing Nightly On McCarran Billboard in Las Vegas

      Online gaming giant Bodog lands on McCarran billboard in Las Vegas. Online poker, online casino games, horse betting and sports betting all at Bodog.com. (PRWEB) July 6, 2006 — Bodog.com, a global leader in online gaming and digital entertainment, announced today its new billboard in Las Vegas at 5492 Paradise Road. Reading, “Training Casino Players All Over the World to Come to Vegas” the ad has been turning heads near McCarran airport since Saturday July 1st.

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    • 08 July 2006

      Custom Orange County Choppers Giveaway at BelleRock Casinos: River Belle, The Gaming Club, Lucky Nugget and Jackpot City

      GIBRALTAR – July 10, 2006 – For the month of July, players on the leading online casinos and poker rooms of Belle Rock Entertainment will have the chance to win a custom designed motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, valued at $50,000. There is a catch however, seven keys will be given out, but only one will start the ignition to the bike.

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    • 08 July 2006

      Riverbelle.com - The Ultimate Online Entertainment Destination

      GIBRALTAR –– July, 2006 – The evolution of River Belle, the flagship brand in the Belle Rock Entertainment portfolio and one of the most recognized and trusted online entertainment brands in the world, has seen it grow into the ultimate entertainment destination. With its casino, poker and multiplayer casino offerings, it caters for the widest variety of entertainment preferences.

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    • 02 July 2006

      PartyGaming plans £500m move into sports betting

      iGaming 30-06-06 PartyGaming is set to unveil plans to expand into the sports betting arena. The poker firm is to begin a series of acquisitions to be funded with the proceeds of a bond issue that could raise as much as £500m. The first purchase is rumoured to be a privately-owned European operator, and will be relatively small in the context of the fund-raising.

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    • 02 July 2006

      BODOG'S THIRD ANNUAL MARKETING CONFERENCE WILL BE 'MAGIC'

      The third annual Bodog.com Marketing Conference will be held July 23 – 25 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and this year the focus is on the tools necessary to “ignite your Online Gaming Business”. Geared to advertisers, affiliates, investors and suppliers of online gaming, this years keynote speaker is Earvin “Majic” Johnson. Joining “Majic” is a most distinguished panel of experts who are all leaders in their field.

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    • 02 July 2006

      Study to survey 20,000 online gamblers

      By Abigail Townsend The Independent Published: 02 July 2006 The largest international survey of online gambling will be launched tomorrow, with the findings due to be handed to the Government by the start of next year. The research, organised by industry body eCogra, will question around 20,000 players online. It will also interview 200 players face-to-face in focus groups in the US, UK, Japan, Canada, Germany and Sweden.

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    • 01 July 2006

      Internet Gambling Legislation Costly and Un-American

      Counterpoint: Bill is costly to taxpayers — and un-American TCPalm By MICHAEL BOLCEREK guest columnist June 27, 2006 Congressional Republicans in Washington remain obsessed with banning Internet poker, and a prohibition bill will hit the House floor within days. Unfortunately, Florida’s own Rep. Dave Weldon is on the record favoring a ban. The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (HR 4777), sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and co-sponsored by Rep.

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    • 01 July 2006

      Washington State Law Comes Under Fire From Free Speech Advocates

      Free speech advocates speak out about “absurd” Washington State online gambling law Christopher Costigan, www.gambling911.com Originally published June 27, 2006 11:11 pm EDT

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    • 30 June 2006

      Prestige Casino and Ruby Bingo Added In ‘Cash Give-Away’ Promotion

      News Released: June 27, 2006 Two New Casinos Added In ‘Cash Give-Away’ Promotion (PRLEAP.COM) Prestige Casino, a hugely respected and well established casino is offering a massive first deposit bonus of 200% to all new players and Ruby Bingo is offering a special 5 dollar bonus claimed through a special bonus code that can be found exclusively at the website.

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    • 30 June 2006

      Belle Rock Entertainment Hits the Jackpot with Four New Casino Games

      GIBRALTAR, June 28 /PRNewswire/ – – New games entice players to have their cake and eat it too, the Mad Hatters Video Slot is first to join the party! Today Belle Rock Entertainment has added an element of fantasy to the already fantastic games lineup on its network of casinos. Four new games are being introduced, each offering new ways to entertain players at River Belle, Lucky Nugget Online Casino, The Gaming Club Online Casinos and Jackpot City Online Casino (http://www.

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    • 30 June 2006

      Brick and Mortar Casinos Have Strong Interest in Online Gambling

      When talking about a physical casino property such as MGM Mirage or Harrah’, you’ll sometimes hear them called brick and mortar casinos or land based casinos. No matter what name you use, the talk lately is the possible intervention of the physical properties in online gambling. Let’s face it, they’ve already got a step up on regulating the online arena, having been through the stages of government intervention and regulation.

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    • 30 June 2006

      New Online Games Added at PartyGaming

      PartyGaming is a year old as a listed company and things are smoothing out after a rocky beginning on the London Stock Exchange. This is due in part to the extremely favorable financial gains in first quarter revenue and a record number of new player registrations at their sites. The fast growing company has now added a new product to their stable, PartyGammon.

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    • 29 June 2006

      NEW MICROGAMING GAMES ARE HERE AND JACKPOT FACTORY HAS THEM NOW!

      If you’re searching for the new games released by Microgaming this month, you don’t have to look any further than Jackpot Factory! All 4 newly released games are available now at All Slots Casino, All Jackpots Casino, First Web Casino and Wild Jack Casino. Take your choice of the madly entertaining Madhatter or shoot for the stars with Starscape. Also included in the new release was Bonus Deuces Wild Video Poker and Joker Poker 100 Play Video Poker.

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    • 28 June 2006

      Online Gambling: Retool state law

      Tuesday, June 27, 2006 seattlepi.com SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARD Washington legislators would do well to retool their new Internet gambling law before the courts do it for them. The law, which took effect June 7, seems to unjustifiably threaten free speech rights. It makes it a felony if someone “knowingly transmits or receives gambling information” online. That’s casting an unacceptably broad net.

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    • 27 June 2006

      New state online gambling law raises doubts

      Monday, June 26, 2006 Seattle Post-Intelligencer / seattlepi.com New state online gambling law raises doubts Some legal experts say it’s too broad to hold up in court By BLYTHE LAWRENCE AND TRACY JOHNSON P-I REPORTERS Weeks after a new state law about online gambling took effect, some legal experts are questioning whether it would hold up in court. The new law echoes a federal law that already makes Internet gambling illegal and upped the crime to a felony.

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    • 24 June 2006

      The Most Successful Online Gambling Web Site

      ABC News: Nightline By MARTIN BASHIR Online Gambling Is Illegal in the United States, but That Has Not Stopped Owner Calvin Ayre June 23, 2006 — A battalion of bulletproof vehicles speeds around the dusty streets of Costa Rica. Security is paramount — the president is in town. The president, that is, of the Bodog Entertainment Group, whose Bodog.com is the most successful gambling Web site on the planet, where you can bet on horses or play endless games of poker.

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    • 21 June 2006

      eCOGRA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE WITH TOPICAL MONTHLY POLLS AND PLAYER NEWSLETTER

      LONDON, JUNE 20, 2006 – While more than 30 million people around the world love to gamble online, many don’t know where to seek out reliable information on trustworthy poker and casino sites. eCOGRA, the award winning, self-regulatory body of the online gaming industry and purveyor of the coveted “Play It Safe” seal, today announced the launch of its new Web site at www.ecogra.org. Sporting a fresh, contemporary feel, the new site also offers:

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