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EU Gambling Firms See WTO Case Coming Against U.S.

(Reuters) - A dispute over U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/17/2008

Barney Frank a Busy Man Amidst Wall Street Turmoil, Online Gambling Bill

Chairman of House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, has been a busy man these days.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/17/2008

Russian Mafia Leads Among Top 10 Criminal Organizations

Askmen.com has named the Russian mafia as the leading criminal organization in the world followed by the Yamaguchi-gumi syndicate, the biggest of Japan's Yakuza crime clans.

Ian Brandes of the Daily Record points out that the Russian mafia is involved in everything from stolen art to nuclear technology and that they often "leave rivals riddled with bullets in the streets of Moscow."

Moscow's Solntsevskaya Bratva, known as the Brotherhood, have just been named the worst criminal gang in the world in a major survey.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/17/2008

Statement by PPA Chairman D’Amato on Passage of H.R. 68

Former Senator Alfonse D'Amato, chairman of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today issued the following s

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2008

Las Vegas Begs Poker Players to Start Playing “regular” games

Forbes.com announced last week that Vegas gambling revenue declined 14 percent in the month of July. Shortly following that announcement it was leaked that leaders from the large casinos such as The Bellagio and The Wynn have asked big poker players like Doyle Brunson and Phil Ivey to start playing "regular" games like Craps and Blackjack so that they have a shot at their money too.

When reached for comment, Phil just stared down the camera.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2008

PartyGaming Added to Prestigious FTSE4Good UK 50 Index

Fifteen UK companies, including online gambling firm PartyGaming, have been added to the FTSE4Good UK 50 Index of companies striving for good corpor

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/16/2008

Joe Biden’s Son Worked for Online Gambling Firm

Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic Vice Presidential running mate, Joe Biden, has agreed to quit his lobbying business.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2008

Barney Frank Online Gambling Bill Goes to Vote Today

The latest incarnation of a bill to effectively abolish an online gambling prohibition measure, was being voted on Tuesday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2008

PartyBets and GameBookers Not Being Abolished by PartyGaming

PartyGaming has informed Gambling911.com that it is not abolishing the Partybets and Gamebookers brands as reported here last night.  The report was filed after a handful of PartyGaming affiliat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2008

European Union Preparing for Showdown With US in Online Gambling Crisis

The European Union announced Monday they will be dispatching a team of investigators to Washington on September 15 to speak with offices of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and the US

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2008

Bodog Domains Now on Auction at eBay

The Washington State Receiver (the firm of Graham & Dunn) is finally beginning the monetization of the Bodog domain names seized just over a year ago in a bitter patent dispute.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/15/2008

DuplicatePoker.com Operating Online Poker Room from US?

It is illegal to operate an online poker room in the United States under the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/15/2008

European Union to Meet With US Congress Regarding Internet Gambling

Congress and members of the executive branch will be visited by a team of European Union investigators this week, headed by senior E.U. trade official M.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/15/2008

Sportsbooks Get Some Money Back With Cleveland Browns Cover

The Cleveland Browns head into Week 3 with a 0-2 record after being listed as a favorite to win the AFC North over the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the 2008 regular NFL season.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/15/2008

OJ Simpson Trial Promises New Spectacle in Las Vegas

While OJ Simpson's latest trial - related to a Las Vegas hotel armed robbery - is less likely to draw the national attention his first murder trial did in 1995, Sin City will still be taking center

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/14/2008

Third Party Running Mate Wayne Root on Internet Gambling Prohibition

Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo recently sat down with Libertarian Bob Barr's running mate, Wayne Root, and discussed his opinion on the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act and what he would do ab

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Sep/14/2008

Party Gaming a No Show in US Court

While unrelated to their plight in the US since UIEGA, Party Gaming (who owns Party Poker) has taken the extreme measure of refusing to show up for a court battle against a US-based slot machine ma

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/14/2008

Online Bookies Can Now Advertise in Australia

INTERSTATE corporate bookmakers have been given the nod to sponsor NSW sporting teams and advertise according to the Submitted by Guest on, Sep/14/2008

Proposed new FBI rules draw civil liberties worries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2008

Internet Gambling Firm BWIN Loses Case in Germany

(Reuters) - Internet bookmaker bwin.com has lost a regional court case in the aftermath of Germany's crackdown on online betting, Germany's state lottery said on Thursday, sending bwin shares down

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2008

Barney Frank Introduces New Online Gambling Bill

House Committee on Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Thursday proposed yet another measure that would look to repeal a law making most forms of online gambling illegal.

The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) requires that financial institutions monitor transactions related to online gambling, however, not all forms of the activity are illegal and the UIGEA is quite ambiguous when it comes to defining what is and what is not legal.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/12/2008

EPT Barcelona Open Poker….And Keep a Tight Grip on Your Handbags

Barcelona is hot for online poker and gaming this month with the EPT Barcelona Open and a series of Internet gaming conferences (The European i-Gaming Congress and Expo and the Casino Affiliate Pro

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2008

First President of Poker Players Alliance Joins Age Verification Technology Firm

Michael Bolcerek, the former President of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots advocacy group of over 1M members, has recently joined Aristotle International as its Senior Vice President

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2008

Bodog Continues to Pay Customers, Vendors With Bounced Checks

Be careful when depositing one of those Bodog (BodogLife.com) checks. They could be rubber and bounce like an NBA basketball.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2008

Absolute Poker Quick to Refund Money to Victims of “Identity Theft”

A North Carolina man filed a complaint that he had been a victim of an email fraud this week involving an online poker room.

The victim told Officer Sowers of the Greeneville police on Tuesday that he had received an e-mail message that supposedly had been sent to him from absolutepoker.com (but actually had not), saying his account had been "deactivated."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2008

Costa Rica Oceans, Beaches Safe Again? Tamarindo Beach Passes Test

Costa Rica - the leading world center for online sports betting and casinos - came under fire recently for its "dangerous" beaches. We're talking about unsafe bacteria levels here folks.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2008

Doyle Brunson’s Heart Is Good… So Is His Stamina

Doyle Brunson's heart is in better condition than our own Jenny Woo's....who celebrates a birthday today... 

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/09/2008

US Justice Department to go After Google Regarding Advertising

The US Justice Department, which has aggressively gone after online gambling establishments over the past two years, has yet another big target in mind....the biggest of all perhaps - Google!

The Wall Street Journal reports that The Justice Department has quietly hired one of the nation's best-known litigators, former Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Sanford Litvack, for a possible antitrust challenge to Google Inc.'s growing power in advertising.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2008

Another British Bookmaker Target of Robbery

An attempted robbery at a Ladbrokes bookmaking shop in Glasgow, Scotland, is just the latest in a spate of robberies at various bookmakers throughout the United Kingdom.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2008

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