• Gambling News

    • 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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    • 21 June 2006

      Thunder Rolls and Lightning Strikes as InterCasino.Com Rolls Out More Action Hero Slots and Market-First Casino Games

      Wednesday June 14, 8:30 am ET Mighty Super Heroes, Thor and Silver Surfer, Blast Onto InterCasino Along With the First-Ever Online Casino Version of Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker LONDON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ — InterCasino.com is the new home for Norse deities and intergalactic cosmic justice, as the celebrated online casino and safest place to play online, is rolling new bonus pack games to their award-winning lineup — including new Thor and Silver Surfer-themed slots.

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    • 21 June 2006

      Caribbean nation pushing for talks with U.S. over Internet gambling restrictions

      ThoroughbredTimes.com In a document made public on Tuesday, the twin island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda pressed for discussions with the United States over its restrictions on Internet gambling. The U.S. did not meet an April 3 deadline to comply with a 2004 World Trade Organization ruling that found the U.S.

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    • 21 June 2006

      PartyGaming Executive Added as World Poker Congress Keynoter

      Friday June 16, 8:00 am ETLAS VEGAS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ — The merging of online and live poker rooms continues at the World Poker Congress with the addition of Vikrant Bhargava, the group marketing director for PartyGaming, the market leader in online gambling, as a keynote speaker.

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    • 20 June 2006

      Texas Hold'em Game Released by Cryptologic

      CryptoLogic is first to provide an online video poker card game based on the popular Texas Hold’em Poker format. Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker can be found at InterCasino and VIP Casino and was included in the their latest release along with the game Thor and Silver Surfer, part of the popular Marvel(tm) Slots series.

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    • 15 June 2006

      Antigua hits back at US gaming laws

      Financial Times/FT.com By Frances Williams in Geneva Published: June 14 2006 03:00 | Last updated: June 14 2006 03:00 The tiny Caribbean island state of Antigua and Barbuda has taken the first steps to haul the US back before the world trade court in a long-running dispute over internet gambling. Antigua, which has a population of 68,000, says Washington has failed to comply with a World Trade Organisation ruling last year that US internet gambling laws discriminate against foreign suppliers.

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    • 11 June 2006

      European Gaming Briefing sparks debate over gaming controls

      IGaming Business 07-06-06 Clarion ATE’s 2nd annual European Gambling Briefing (EGB) in Brussels, Belgium last week, saw 150 gaming industry professionals gather for two days of debate over greater gaming controls. Wes Himes opened the conference highlighting unprecedented changes in the European legal scene, before introducing the day’s opening speakers, MEP’s Jacques Toubon and Christofer Fjellner.

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    • 10 June 2006

      Legalize online gambling

      Doesn’t the federal government have better things to do than outlaw Internet betting on the Super Bowl? Los Angeles Times / latimes.com Editorial June 9 2006 THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES is due to vote soon on proposals to ban online gambling, and the deck seems stacked in favor of sound bites over sound policy. Federal law already outlaws businesses from using phone lines to place or receive bets across state lines, particularly when the bets are on sporting events.

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    • 08 June 2006

      32Red Reports Acquisition of Bet Direct

      32Red announced they had acquired Bet Direct, one of the largest independent telephone and internet companys in the UK, for £12.5 million. 32Red has also placed 5 million+ shares with strategic investors opening at 120p a share to aid in the funding and acquisition of Bet Direct.

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    • 08 June 2006

      The Jackpot Factory Group Receives Online Gambling Certification

      (PRWEB) June 5, 2006 — We have all heard the saying “good wine gets better with age,” and there is no better way to describe The Jackpot Factory. The group was founded in 1999, when it launched its first Microgaming powered online casino. Since then it has become one of the most respected online gambling operators in the world.

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    • 02 June 2006

      Playtech to Release Another Exclusive Game

      Playtech to Release Another Exclusive Game Thursday June 1, 4:13 am ET NICOSIA, Cyprus, June 1 /PRNewswire/ — In line with ongoing efforts to expand its games portfolio and provide its licensees with new and attractive casino games, Playtech has recently released yet another exclusive casino game – Tequila Poker. This comes after the release of Playtech’s first exclusive and popular game Blackjack Switch, a game available solely to Playtech licensees.

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    • 02 June 2006

      River Belle and The Gaming Club Online Casinos Voted Number 1!

      Press Release Source: Belle Rock Entertainment Thursday June 1, 10:46 am ET Top Online Casinos as the winners of ‘Strictly Slots’ magazine’s 2006 Online Video Poker Awards announced

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    • 02 June 2006

      King Neptune's rides World Cup fever with monster slot

      King Neptune’s Casinohas found a synergy with the biggest sporting event in the world to crate a great new attraction for its online casino customers. In commemoration of World Cup 2006 (that’s soccer to us in the U.S., and ‘football’ to everyone else),King Neptune’s now has the World Cup Mania Video Slot, with five reels and 15 paylines. All wins are tripled, and ten free spins are offered to some lucky players at random.

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    • 01 June 2006

      Kiwi Casino Does it Again!

      Kiwi Casino has done it again, only two weeks after one of their players walked away with $30,000 in their very first hour; another player has won over $6000 after playing just two hands of Three Card Poker.

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    • 29 May 2006

      Politics of US gambling makes for odd bedfellows

      Politics of US gambling makes for odd bedfellows By Edward Alden in Washington Published: May 26 2006 22:36 | Last updated: May 26 2006 22:36 Financial Times Of the 50 states in the US, in only two – Utah and Hawaii – is it impossible to find a place to gamble legally. Casinos dot America’s landscape, from the neon palaces of Las Vegas to some 400 more modest facilities on Indian reservations.

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    • 29 May 2006

      Time for gamblers to fold - At least if you play online poker, which becomes a felony on June 7

      Saturday, May 27, 2006 Seattle Post-Intelligence By SAM SKOLNIK AND VANESSA HO P-I REPORTERS Beginning next month, Washington residents who play poker or make other types of wagers on the Internet will be committing a Class C felony, equivalent under the law to possessing child pornography, threatening the governor or torturing an animal.

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    • 29 May 2006

      US mobile operators may get into gambling

      Place your bet from a phone the INQUIRER By Tony Dennis: Saturday 27 May 2006, 16:31 FRESH LEGISLATION aimed at preventing online gambling in the USA may entice mobile network operators into the gambling sector. Particularly if MVNOs move in to take advantage. A bill sponsored by Republican, Robert Goodlatte, aims to make it illegal for US banks to process financial transactions involving online gambling. He raised the old chestnut of gambling undermining families to justify it.

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    • 29 May 2006

      U.S. PUSH TO ALLOW ONLINE GAMBLING

      By William Roberts Bloomberg News MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006 WASHINGTON MGM Mirage, Harrah’s Entertainment and other U.S. casino operators are increasing pressure on Congress to consider legalizing online gambling – at the same time that lawmakers are seeking to tighten criminal penalties for it. The companies are trying to take advantage of a congressional backlash against gambling set off by the Jack Abramoff scandal, involving his lobbying on behalf of Indian casinos.

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    • 27 May 2006

      PokerShare Gives Away 8000 Gallons of Gas to New Yorkers!

      How cool is this! Friday, May 26th PokerShare.com gave away over 8 thousand gallons of gasoline to hundreds of people in New York! The line to get gas stretched for over 10 blocks, even blocking traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. PokerShare employees joined the gas station employees at 6 AM at the Westside Highway gas station, where they began pumping full tanks (up to 40 gallons) of free unleaded gasoline per customer, with PokerShare picking up the tab!

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    • 27 May 2006

      Microgaming Reaches Milestone in Progressive Payouts

      All over the globe, there are approximately 6000 people who have one thing in common. They’re all Microgaming progressive jackpot winners, taking home a piece of the more than $200,000,000 progressive jackpot amount Microgaming has paid out in the last three years. Some have won more than others, but overall, it averages out to $18,000 paid out daily since the launch of Microgaming progressive games. Way to go, Microgaming! $300,000,000 is just around the corner!

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    • 27 May 2006

      Unfair, totally unfair - US battles ruling of WTO

      Antigua Sun Monday May 22 2006 Last week we were made aware of the latest move of the United States in their continued battle against the implementation of the ruling of the World Trade Organisation in relation to cross border trading in services, particularly Internet gaming, in favour of Antigua & Barbuda.

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    • 27 May 2006

      MGM, Harrah's Press Congress for Piece of Online Gaming Action

      May 22 (Bloomberg) — MGM Mirage, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. and other U.S. casino operators are increasing pressure on Congress to consider legalizing online gambling — at the same time lawmakers are seeking to tighten criminal penalties for it. The companies are trying to take advantage of a congressional backlash against gambling triggered by the Jack Abramoff scandal, involving his lobbying on behalf of Indian casinos.

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    • 27 May 2006

      BingoTek Licenses Bingo to Riverbelle.com

      23-05-06 May 23, 2006 (London, UK) – BingoTek has become the online gaming industry’s latest major arrival and will power free online bingo on River Belle (www.riverbelle.com), one of the world’s largest and most respected online casinos, powered by Microgaming software (www.microgaming.com).

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    • 26 May 2006

      MGM, Harrah's Press Congress for Piece of Online Gaming Action

      May 22 (Bloomberg) — MGM Mirage, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. and other U.S. casino operators are increasing pressure on Congress to consider legalizing online gambling — at the same time lawmakers are seeking to tighten criminal penalties for it. The companies are trying to take advantage of a congressional backlash against gambling triggered by the Jack Abramoff scandal, involving his lobbying on behalf of Indian casinos.

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    • 13 May 2006

      BANNING ONLINE POKER

      PR NEWSWIRE – MultiVu Interest Groups Go All In To Fight For Their Rights Story Summary: THIS IS A MULTIVU SPECIAL REPORT. WITH THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONSIDERING LEGISLATION TO BAN ONLINE POKER, A GROUP CALLED THE POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE IS VOICING ITS OPPOSITION ON CAPITOL HILL ON BEHALF OF THE MORE THAN 23 MILLION AMERICANS WHO PLAY POKER ONLINE. MICHAEL BOLCEREK, PRESIDENT OF THE POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE:

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    • 13 May 2006

      The Bingoroom Network signs licensing deal with 1Gaming Inc.

      iGamingBusiness 11-05-06 In just over three years, The Bingoroom Network has evolved into the largest and most active online bingo network on the Web. Today in strategic partnership with 1Gaming, Bingoroom announces plans to raise the stakes even higher – by launching the first truly international online bingo hall for enthusiasts worldwide. Peter Jackson, the CEO of Bingoroom Network, calls it the crucial step “in our mission to lead the industry into the next decade.”

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    • 12 May 2006

      PLANS ANNOUNCED TO MERGE MAJOR ONLINE CASINO GROUP TRIDENT ENTERTAINMENT INTO CARMEN MEDIA GROUP

      Proposed consolidation advantageous for both successful companies Two of the most successful and established online casino and poker room groups in the online gaming industry have announced plans to create a new Internet super-group. Trident Entertainment Group out of Kahnawake in Canada is in discussions with regard to a proposed merger of its operations into Gibraltar-based Carmen Media Group.

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    • 07 May 2006

      888 Accused of Spam to Increase Web Presence

      PLEASE SIGN THE 888 PETITION HERE. 888.com/Casino-On-Net, along with Pacific Poker, have been accused of stealing webmasters content to increase their search engine positions. This practice, termed scraping, is a spam technique and condemned by all the major search engines. Most webmasters consider this practice underhanded and disrespectful to other website operators. Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) is recognized as the leading resource for online gambling affiliate programs.

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    • 07 May 2006

      888.com Cited for Spamming Message Boards

      As early as January of this year, 888.com was cited by Silicon.com for spamming message boards. In an article dated Monday 23, January 2006, Silicon.com ran an article about well known internet casinos knowingly partnering with compaines that heavily spam message boards. This article Identifies 888.com and PartyGaming specifically. You can read the entire article here You’ll notice that 888.com had declined to answer questions from silicon.

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