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German Gambling Laws Violate EU Rules

A European Union high court ruled that Germany’s betting restrictions contravened EU law.

New iPhone, Blackberry, Android Platform a Hit for Bookmaker

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Just in time for football, the oldest established online bookmaker in North America, Bookmaker.com, recently launched its new version of the mobile betting platform that is compatible with iPhone, Blackberry and Android. 

Betsson Loses Battle With Sweden: Fights Over Svenska Spel Monopoly

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The Swedish online gambling firm Betsson has lost a legal battle with the government of Sweden related to its monopoly Svenska Spel. 

Australian Sporting Codes To Gamble With Integrity Officers

Major Australian sports are set to get integrity officers, a pitch largely brought in my the casino like sports betting aspects of many sports, which has seen the integrity of the sector severely threatened over the past year, with the recent Aussie - Paki cricket match fixing being the most recent high profile brown stain.

Second Gaming Summit To Be Held In New Jersey

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Democratic lawmakers will convene next week in the Meadowlands for the second meeting of the legislative gaming summit called by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver to examine the recommendations of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Gaming, Sports and Entertainment.

    

Joe Francis Called “Rapist” and “Douche” in Lawsuit

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Joe Francis, Girls Gone Wild big chess, and professional adult industry entrepreneur, is back in the news, and its bad PR, not his usual spin. 

State Lottery Winners Getting Duped By Unscrupulous Clerks

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Monday night’s installment of Dateline NBC reported on how some customers were getting screwed out of their state lottery winnings by unsavory store clerks who allegedly claim prizes by pilfering winning numbers.

Gambling Prober Quits Over Porn Scandal

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Australia remains one of the world's hotbeds of political scandal, much to do with porn and other adult activities such as gambling.  Yep, those Aussies love their vice, as evidences by digital footprints and porn probes a plenty. Yesterday a woman charged with heading up a porn and gambling probe quit

UIGEA: What Impact If Any?

In late May, 70,000 poker players converged on the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas for the 41st annual World Series of Poker. Kevin Kelly was one of many amateurs “taking a shot” at the WSOP. He emptied out all of the money in his online poker accounts to do so, not because he was feeling lucky, but because he was worried that online poker was over.

Wagering on a horse to lose in California? You bet!

Wagering on a horse to lose in California? You bet!Finally, a horse bet I can win: betting on a horse to lose.

Asian Online Gambling Site 12Bet 7th to Get Licensed in Isle of Man This Year

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The online gambling jurisdiction of The Isle of Man is ramping things up these days by granting its 7thlicensee, this time Asia’s popular Internet sports betting site 12Bet.com.  The jurisdiction has long been known for its stringent requirements in licensing such companies. 

Las Vegas Casino Bomb Threat A Hoax

A man claiming to have a bomb around his chest prompted an evacuation of a Las Vegas casino for several hours.

India May Legalize Sports Gambling After Cricket Scandal

  The Indian government is considering whether to legalise the county’s multi-million dollar black market in gambling in order to tackle corruption in cricket, a leading newspaper reported on Sunday.

Australian Casino, Betting And Political News September 6, 2010

The Australian and Asia Pacific casino, gambling and political scene has never been hotter. We've got Aussie casino king James Packer doing deals with Shane Warne, Crown Casino and other Packer interests on fire (in a good way

Bookies Score Somewhat With Tar Heels Cover

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Despite any losses during the rest of Saturday, the online bookies managed to save face with a North Carolina Tar Heels cover, though it wasn’t necessarily a cover for those who bet LSU at -6 or less.

Rupert Murdoch News Corp Paper Might Be Banned in Australia As “Porn”

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Continued efforts to filter – and dare we say ultimately ban – websites that contain adult and gambling-related content in Australia could result in the ban of Rupert Murdoch’s prized News Corp vehicle, News.com.au.

Greg Tingle: Australian Pokies Reform Won't Work

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Australia is tipped to get a massive pokie forum, initially starting at pubs, clubs and hotels... so pokies palaces, then onto land based casinos, but insiders in the think of the action say the plan won't actually work and go onto explain why? FUD (fear, uncertainly and doubt), spin, or just the hard facts Jack?

Internal Strife Threatens Future of Online Gambling Legislation

One thing is for certain in the political landscape of HR 2267 — there's a lot of potential money to be made, and the infighting within the gambling industry may destroy any and all support for it.

No More Bets: Washington State Shuts Down Betcha.com

All bets are off at Betcha.com, a Seattle-based online bookmaker that couldn't skirt the state's gambling laws by making it optional for losing bettors to pay off wagers.

Australian Paki Cricket Scandal: Warne, Ponting Speak Out

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The Sydney, Australia leg of the Pakistan cricket scandal has become the talk of the town. Discussed by what has happened to their game at the hands of the Pakistan cricket team, Aussie legends Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne speak out.

Online Gambling In The US: Ladbrokes, William Hill Likely To Lose Out

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With the very real possibility that Congressman Barney Frank could lose his chairmanship position should the Republicans take over the House come November, online poker federal legislation must pass prior to Election Day or else there will likely be no “start over” time come 2011.

Australian Gambling, Casino, Politics For September 2, 2010

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Australia remains one of the world's hotbeds of unique casino, gambling, and political news

European Bookies Take No Suspicious Bets On Test

The body that monitors betting patterns in Europe says that none of the bookmakers it regulates reported suspicious activity around the Pakistan-England test match in which deliberate no-balls were allegedly bowled.

Paris Hilton Faces Las Vegas Club Ban

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Following an arrest this past weekend in Las Vegas, socialite Paris Hilton is expected to be banned from all club appearances in that gambling Mecca.

Barney Frank Talks Online Poker Legislation With Jay Leno

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The poker industry wondered whether an appearance by chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank on the Jay Leno Show Tuesday night would provide an opportunity for him to discuss the legalization of online poker.
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