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01 August 2008UIGEA Clarification Called for by Four Republican Congressman
Four Republican Congressman sent a written letter to the Federal Reserve Board and the US Treasury Calling for more clarity on what the laws really are in the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.Here is the body of that letter:Dear Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke,We are writing to request that you bring clarity to the Federal Reserve Board’s (Board) and U.S.Read full article
26 July 2008IRS Notice to PayPal
What next? First Neteller now PayPal. What do we expect form the US Government? They are taking more and more of our rights to privacy away. And they will continue to do so, till the American people stand up and fight!!!This is an email PayPal are sending out to their customers:Dear ()PayPal has received a summons from the United States Internal Revenue Service requiring us to produce various records, including data related to your PayPal account.Read full article
24 July 2008GamesandCasino to Sponsor Online Players Union
One of the most respected sites on the web, www.GamesandCasino.com is proud to announce the sponsorship to Online Players Union. Their goal is to make you online experience the safest and best it can be!! This is a Press Release: Ending a year of speculation on various online message boards, one of the oldest and most extensive online gambling information sites, GamesAndCasino.com, has announced it’s sponsorship of the OnlinePlayersUnion.com/forum/. The CEO of GamesandCasino.Read full article
16 July 2008EGBA Commitment to Higher Gaming Standards
This is a press release from eCOGRA today from Brussels. eCOGRA continues to bring higher responsible gaming standards of protection for all players. Brussels, 15 July 2008 – The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) today launches a comprehensive set of standards that covers all aspects of player protection, fair gaming and responsible operator behaviour in the online gaming and betting environment.Read full article
14 July 2008Interview with Congressman Wexler and PPA D’Amato
After the setback to repeal the UIGEA billed failed by a tie vote, in the House Financial Services, Casino City had an interview with Congressman Wexler and PPA Chairman Alfonse D’Amato. In the interview they discussed the situation and what to do next.Here are parts of their conversation: H.R. 5767 and the King amendment failed in committee.Read full article
25 June 2008Congressional Committee Reached a Stalemate on New Regulations to Enforce UIGEA!
On Tuesday, June 25, 2008, an amendment to UIGEA bill to make the U.S. Dept of Treasury and the Federal Reserve System develop new regulations that are less burdensome to the U.S. financial services companies was defeated by a tie vote. This amendment would have forced federal regulators to create formal rulemaking regulations to define unlawful internet gambling activities, and to create a list of unlawful internet gambling businesses.Read full article
20 June 2008House Committee is to Vote on UIGEA Suspension!!
This could be very good news for the online Gambling Industry!! Soon hopefully we will know what will happen. (Washington, D.C. – June 20, 2008) – On June 24, 2008, the House Committee on Financial Services will mark up legislation, H.R.Read full article
18 June 2008New Resolution Date Set Between Antigua and US
The saga continues between the US and Antigua. For such a small island they have shown a lot of guts and determination in this battle.Antigua’s top finance official, said that a new deadline date of Friday, June 20th has been set to settle their dispute with Washington and St. John over internet gambling. It was set to be settled on June 6th, but was not.Read full article
17 June 2008UIGEA Is Failing?
This could be very good news indeed for the Online Gaming Industry. It is about time the US opens their eyes to a law that can never be put in place. The US has enough to worry about without trying to put in place a law that will never work.The experts in the Gaming Industry are saying the UIGEA CANNOT be implemented. They are asking the US to get smart and join the rest of the world, and regulate the online gaming.Read full article
16 June 2008eCogra Welcomes New Director to Board
As always eCOGRA is always improving things for the players. This new Director should add even more protection, with his credentials, I am sure he will be an asset to the Company.London, 10 June 2008 – The online gambling player protection and standards organisation eCOGRA has announced a change to its 7 person Board of Directors, in which Chris Hobbs, Head of Corporate Affairs at Microgaming replaces Roger Raatgever as one of the Founder Directors of the independent, non-profit body.Read full article