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Australian Casino And Political News August 8, 2010

Australia shows no sign of loosing its top spot as both a casino, online casino and political hotbed. The upcoming federal election, anti Internet filter forum, sweet casino deals and revamp to many of Australia's land based casinos adds further fuel to the fire. Media Man and Gambling911 follows the campaign trail, dodging and weaving around the Aussie casino wars with another jam packed report for your culinary delight...

Parasol, De Leon Won’t Be Party Poopers

PartyGaming
PartyGaming is ready to enter the U.S. market assuming legislation is passed that would allow for online poker companies to be licensed in the States.

A Victory For Internet Censorship In Australia

Australia Internet Filter
There will not be any Web filtering in Australia, at least not in the foreseeable future.

Australian Casino Wars: Causalities Upcoming?

The famed Australian casino wars continue to evolved with Tabcorp's Star City Casino in 'Sin City' spending an additional $285 million in upgrades including Lear jets, answering James Packer's Crown Limited (Crown Casino and Burswood Entertainment Complex) who are also upgrading with Crown focusing on a full entertainment and lifestyle experience. Star City (Tabcorp) remaining the main players on the giant casino chess board down under.

Barney Frank: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Could Still Get Licensed in U.S.

Full Tilt Poker
Following passage of a measure to legalize online gambling in the United States in a House Subcommittee last week, there was much concern over an amendment that seemingly would prevent online poker powerhouses PokerStars and Full Tilt from obtaining licenses in the States.  

Congressman Barney Frank Talks Online Poker Measure With Gambling911

Barney Frank
This week Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo sat down with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass) to discuss HR 2267, a measure he sponsored that would ultimately legalize online poker. 

Online Casino Affiliate Remembered: Wife Needs Lung Transplant

Online Casinos
The online casino affiliate community has come together in an effort to raise money for the wife of one of its own who is in desperate need of a lung transplant. 

Australia Gambling and Political News (August 5, 2010)

Recession Hits Sports Tout Business as Sevransky Home Goes Into Foreclosure

Gambling911.com has learned that the home of well known sports handicapper Ted Sevransky has gone into foreclosure.

Canada Tightens Law on Organized Crime

The Canadian government Wednesday unveiled a new set of rules aimed at countering organized crime.

Barney Frank: Online Poker Bill Will Pass With Help From The People

Barney Frank
In an exclusive interview with Gambling911.com’s Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo, Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass) said he was confident about his online poker legislation passing but stressed that the American people would have much influence on this happening.

Plug Pulled On Michael Jackson Online Casino

Michael Jackson Online Casino
An online casino featuring unauthorized images of the late pop icon Michael Jackson has been taken off the Web.  It was not immediately clear as to whether the site operators volunteered to remove the website or whether hosting service GoDaddy.com yanked MichaelJacksonCasino.com.

Free £200 Bet Ad Bad Says Advertising Standards Authority

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Best Online Casino Spam Ever: Get A Refund For Any Deposit You Ever Made

Here at Gambling911.com we get so many spam emails (and scam emails).  This one was just too good to pass up and share with our readers.  Enjoy!

IMEGA vs. Holder - Federal Defendant's Motion to Dismiss

IMEGA vs. Holder
Read the entire brief - IMEGA vs. Holder - Federal Gov. Motions to Dismiss, August 2, 2010

Cyprus: Gambling Ban Bill Nears Completion

A DRAFT bill designed to ban online gambling will likely be sent to the European Commission next week and should be voted into law before the end of the year.

Cash Strapped California Wants Legalized Sports Betting

California
The state of California continues to struggle with debt ($19 billion and counting), has slashed many state jobs, furloughed many of the others, and has no budget in place because the Republicans and Democrats in the legislature can't agree on what's best.  You have to wonder if they could agree on the color of orange juice.

GoDaddy.com Sued for $100 Million in Aiding Michael Jackson Online Casino

GoDaddy.com
The popular registrar GoDaddy.com is being sued for its allowing a company to register the MichaelJackson.com online casino, according to TMZ.com.

Crown Casino Shaft Man Probed and Charged

Crown Casino
Australian land based casino and pubs, clubs and hotels keep up their reputation as not exactly totally safe places to hang out. Some one should have told the 'Tool Man' er 'Shaft Man' who recently played fun and games at Crown Casino.

Sen. R. Wright (CA) Supports PASPA Lawsuit for Sports Betting in NJ

California may benefit from legalizing sports betting, state senator says

Japan Police Raid Yakuza Offices as Part of Sumo Gambling Scandal

Japanese police on Monday raided the offices of yakuza gangs in connection with a widening gambling scandal tarnishing the tradition-steeped sport of sumo.

ABC News: Legalized Online Gambling a “Crap Shoot”

online gambling
With a measure to legalize online gambling clearing the House Financial Services Committee this past Wednesday, the industry is optimistic that the activity will become fully legalized within the United States by year’s end, at least when it comes to Internet poker. 

Michael Jackson Online Casino Unauthorized Says Estate

Michael Jackson Online Casino
The estate for late pop icon Michael Jackson claims that an online casino named after Jackson and using various trademarks is unauthorized to do so.

Donald Trump Says He Supports Legalized Online Gambling

Donald Trump
Speaking to the New York Post this past week, real estate and casino magnate Donald Trump said that he supported efforts to legalize online gambling.

Online Gambling Bill Disastrous For Families Says Congressman

Raul Labrador
An Idaho Congressman has lashed out at his opponent for supporting an online gambling legalization initiative.
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