Gambling News

  • 18 September 2008

    EU gambling firms hint at possible WTO case against the USA

    It looks as though gambling firms within the European Union are ready to take the USA to task over the American Governments total disregard for international trading laws. Yesterday, a European industry group hinted at the possibility of filing a dispute with the WTO (World Trade Organization). While EU officials were in Washington to delve into U.S. Justice Department enforcement actions.

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  • 17 September 2008

    Olympia Group announce intent to push for casino in Maine, USA.

    With the aim of revitalizing a faltering campaign to push for a casino in Oxford County, Maine, a Las Vegas developer has stepped forward with a $100 Million investment offer. It is now down to state voters in November, who have the opportunity to make this a reality. Evergreen Mountain Enterprises was at the center of a legal battle over this move, causing Rumford Layer, Seth Carey to abandon the long running campaign.

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  • 16 September 2008

    Barney Frank's HR 6870 Bill Approved

    Today, the House Financial Services Committee reviewed and approved Barney Frank’s second version of his Payments System Protection Act. It was voted through by a 30-19 vote. The bill was initially discussed and verbally voted through. Spencer Bachus, a Republican Congressman then stood up and requested a formal roll call vote at 5.00PM ET. This paved the way for the bill to pass through with ease.

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  • 16 September 2008

    2nd World Series of Mahjong Sept 19th - Sept 21st 2008

    The success of the hit TV show Casino, has created interest in Mahjong throughout Asia. The show teaches you the basic game rules. You will be guided through the steps during real game play. The game is played, pitting the  hosts against the guests. If any guest happens to win 5 continuous sets, they will receive a prize of 500,000 NT dollars. The Much-TV show revitalized Mahjong and has made the game fashionable within Taiwanese communities.

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  • 15 September 2008

    Barney Frank Internet Gambling Bill : HR 6870

    On Thursday, Congressman Barney Frank proposed a new online gambling bill, the HR 6870. The bill is scheduled to be recommended tomorrow, Tuesday 16th September 2008 to the House Financial Services Committee. One of five proposals to enter room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building, at 1:00pm ET, in Washington, D.C., the HR 6870 offers online gamblers a glimmer of hope.

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  • 06 September 2008

    Pauma Tribe offer Virtual Casino with a Twist

    In an innovative attempt to attract gamblers to its Valley Centre, the Pauma Tribe of North County, California, are now offering online casino games. State regulators are still deliberating whether the games are legal. A gambling watchdog group has also stepped forward to state that the games have no proper licensing. Last month, the Pauma Band of Mission Indians, opened a virtual casino on their website. The games include video slot machines, card and table games.

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  • 28 August 2008

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Unless you are just back from a 2 year vacation to the moon, you will know there is an ongoing online gambling dispute. The United States Government is behind it. Back in September 2006, money motivated US congressmen devised a scheme to take over online gambling. Tax it in the US, collect revenue and rid the world of dishonesty. True to form, President Bush signed the UIGEA.

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  • 23 August 2008

    Doylesroom Unveils Online Casino and World Record Jackpots

    This week, after the shock demise of ChanPoker, WSOP legend Johnny Chan’s poker room closed its doors forever. At the same time fellow poker legend Doyle Brunson strengthened his own brand, adding Doylesroom Online Casino, to his long standing poker site, Doylesroom.com. Since the implementation of the UIGEA back in 2006, it has been difficult for online gambling sites to survive in what is now, a fiercely competitive industry.

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  • 18 August 2008

    Seizure of Boss Media Network by Pokertrillion!

    This is a BIG news story. This could and will affect a lot of poker sites and Casinos!! Just how much so is yet to be seen. POKERTRILLION.com has been successful in its Application to Seize Boss Media Servers in MaltaMalta August 18, 2008 –The online poker site POKERTRILLION.

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  • 12 August 2008

    BetOnSports Case: Three Plead Guilty

    In a Federal court on Wednesday, three Florida men plead guilty to gambling related charges.Read the full story:http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/9AED2B189BD9E23C8625749E0007BF4E?OpenDocumentNote the part about, The RVs had computers and mobile phone so gamblers could place bets, and one was parked at a Ram’s home game on Oct. 20, 2002. THAT Makes it Illegal Bookies!!! BetOnSports once was one of the largest gambling companies in the world.

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