Gambling News

  • 06 December 2007

    Internet Gambling Debates Could Soon Be Ended

    Internet Gambling Debates Could Soon Be Ended There have been many efforts to formulate regulations for the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) of 2006, and there continues to be a conflict between the U.S. and other Countries over a trade dispute. The United States government is devising the regulations for the Internet gambling law, which prohibits the use of credit for illegal gambling.

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  • 26 November 2007

    WTO Compensation in the case U.S. versus Antigua and Barbuda Extended

    WTO Compensation in the case U.S. versus Antigua and Barbuda Extended  Recently it became known that the World Trade Organization (WTO) granted an extension deadline until December 14th 2007 for a negotiated settlement between the U.S. and the Caribbean Island of Antigua & Barbuda. This dispute long pending since 2003 is not the only challenge the United States is facing, as further compensation decisions has to be secured to fellow World Trade Organization members.

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  • 22 November 2007

    U.S. Urged to Change Online Gambling Laws

    U.S. Urged to Change Online Gambling Laws European trade chief demands renewed access to U.S. Market without delay. European trade chief Peter Mandelson has called on the U.S. to allow European companies renewed access to its multibillion-dollar online gambling industry. Mandelson pushed for an end to the exclusion of European companies and other trading partners from the US online gambling market, arguing that it is a better and fairer solution than compensation.

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  • 22 November 2007

    Due to UIGEA the near Future of Many U.S. Internet Industries is at Stake in the WTO Dispute!

    Due to UIGEA the near Future of Many U.S. Internet Industries is at Stake in the WTO Dispute! The deadline is fast approaching for the United States to come to trade concession agreements with the countries who submitted claims in the Antigua WTO dispute. The U.S. came to a settlement with Japan, but the other countries don’t seem as eager to settle.

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  • 19 November 2007

    Lawmakers pressure USTR (United States Trade Representative) for new tack in gambling case

    Lawmakers pressure USTR (United States Trade Representative) for new tack in gambling case The chairman of two House of Representatives committees said on Monday, “The bush administration should explore legislation to roll back a U.S. ban on Internet gambling instead of paying compensation to the European Union and other trading partners.

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  • 18 November 2007

    Barney Frank adds another Co-Sponsor

    Barney Frank adds another Co-Sponsor The Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA), being initiated by Representative Barney Frank has added another co-sponsor bring the total now up to 41. This legislation seeks to undo the current UIGEA that is under fire from both within the United States with the iMEGA ruling still pending in a New Jersey Court room and from outside the U.S.

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  • 15 November 2007

    Democrats Speak out of their Displeasure With Internet Gambling Laws

    The Democratic head of the House Judiciary Committee voiced frustration on Wednesday about what he said are disparities in the enforcement of U.S. Internet gambling laws.Chairman John Conyers questioned “the selective nature” of Internet gambling enforcement and said a ban enacted by lawmakers last year could end up hurting U.S. relations overseas.

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  • 15 November 2007

    Annie Duke testifies on behalf of Poker Players and Online Gambling at the House Committee Judiciary Hearing.

    Chairman Conyers and members of the Committee, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to testify before your committee. I am doing so as an American citizen who is concerned about personal freedom and personal responsibility. I am also here to express the views of the nearly 800,000 Americans who belong to the Poker Players Alliance.As a mother of four who supports her family as a professional poker player, I have a personal interest in the outcome of these hearings.

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  • 13 November 2007

    Internet Gambling Judiciary Hearing Wednesday, November 14th

    Annie Duke Scheduled to TestifyA hearing will take place at 10a.m. on Wednesday, November 14th (tomorrow). A Judiciary Committee searing on Internet gaming titled “Hearing on Establishing Consistent Enforcement Policies in the Context of Online Wagers” takes place in room 2141 of the Rayburn House office building in Washington, D.C.The PPA helped to get poker pro Annie Duke on the docket, and say that “the hearing is open to the public and the PPA encourages any interested members to attend.

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  • 06 November 2007

    Update from Lawyer about pending WTO ruling

    Update from Lawyer about pending WTO ruling As a World Trade Organization panel concludes its review of the claim against the U.S., Antigua and Barbuda can expect to have a ruling on its U.S. $3.4 billion compensation claim by the end of the month. According to Mark Mendel, the attorney representing Antigua and Barbuda in its WTO dispute over market access for the Internet gambling industry, the arbitration panel’s ruling is scheduled to be delivered on 30 Nov.

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