..

US Team in Antigua to Discuss Online Gambling

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Jul/15/2008
Antigua

Deputy United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador John Veroneau is expected to arrive in Antigua and Barbuda today to begin high-level talks with Minister of Finance and the Economy, Dr. Errol Cort, on the longstanding trade battle between the two countries over internet gambling.

According to a statement released yesterday by the Ministry of Finance, Ambassador Veroneau will lead a six-member high-level delegation from the United States and the talks will centre around ongoing settlement talks relating to the internet gambling dispute between Antigua and Barbuda and the US.

Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dr. John Ashe is also expected to be on island for the talks.

It was noted that this was the most senior US trade delegation to visit Antigua and Barbuda to hold talks with the government on the internet gaming issue and this comes as yet another deadline for the deferral of the matter at the WTO passed on Friday.

Despite the repeated deferrals, the minister of finance has indicated that he is very encouraged by the proposed visit and remains hopeful that the parties could arrive at an amicable settlement to this long outstanding dispute.

Asked how close Antigua and Barbuda and the US are to a final settlement on the gaming issue, Dr. Cort told the SUN he would be in better position to answer that once the meetings have been concluded. "But," he added, "I think it is a positive sign that a very high-level US delegation is visiting Antigua and Barbuda to engage in these talks."

Dr. Cort said the in-depth meeting with the USTR officials is likely to continue into Tuesday.

The USTR delegation is scheduled to leave Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday afternoon.

Gambling News

Bet on When Baffert's NYRA Ban Will End

Bet When Baffert's NYRA Ban Ends

Bob Baffert's ban end is favored to happen before July 1.

New York Suspends Linda Rice From Training for 3 years

New York Suspends Linda Rice From Training for 3 years

Plus Bob Baffert and Medina Spirit banned from Belmont Stakes after Medina Spirit tested positive for an illegal amount of the steroid betamethasone in a post-Kentucky Derby screening.

The New NFL Stock Market

The New NFL Stock Market

Online gambling companies are always looking for new ways to bet and we have seen the introduction of some interesting games. The son of the Paddy Power founder is set to launch a virtual sport-based stock market based on the NFL and this news will be met with great anticipation in the United States. 

Anthony Joshua - Tyson Fury Now In Doubt Following Arbitration Ruling

Anthony Joshua - Tyson Fury Now In Doubt Following Arbitration Ruling

The fight between the British boxing champions could be in doubt after an arbitrator in the US ruled that Deontay Wilder is entitled to a third bout against Tyson Fury, and no later than September 15, 2021. Earlier, Fury had said August's match against Anthony Joshua would take place in Saudi Arabia, which could still happen if Wilder accepts money to step aside to not fight Fury.

Sports Betting Beat: Pros and Cons of Expanded Gambling in Florida

Sports Betting Beat: Pros and Cons of Expanded Gambling in Florida

Lawmakers in the state of Florida are pushing for gambling expansion while the powerful Seminoles look to boost their dominance with legalized sports betting in the state.

Syndicate