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Australia Internet Filtering Likely Won’t Be Introduced Now

The prospect of Internet filtering in Australia is highly unlikely in either the May or June sittings of Federal Parliament.  Online gambling websites were among those that appeared on a leaked li

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/29/2010

Conroy Youth Reminiscent of Hitler Youth

Australia's Communications Director Stephen Conroy is conveying his message of stymieing the press and censorship to the innocence of his nation - its vulnerable education system.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/14/2010

Google Baulks at Conroy's Call to Censor YouTube

Google says it will not "voluntarily" comply with the government's request that it censor YouTube videos in accordance with broad "refused classification" (RC) content rules.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/11/2010

Online Gambling Mecca Costa Rica Elects 1st Woman

Laura Chinchilla has been elected the first woman President of Costa Rica.  That Central American nation is home to more online gambling websites than anywhere else on the planet.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/08/2010

Poker Will be Dead in Great Britain in 2010?

No more poker in 2010 in Great Britain.

That's the suggestion made by Victoria Coren of the Guardian Newspaper as part of her predictions for the year 2010.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/30/2009

Online Gambling Center of Curacao Under Venezuela Threat

The Netherland Antilles island of Curacao hosts a number of online sportsbooks and casinos.  It also sits right off the coast of Venezuela.  And now the island nation has come under threat from V

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/21/2009

Poland Laws Will Affect Online Gambling

Poland appears to be the next in a long list of countries looking tighten the noose on its fledgling gambling industry.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/11/2009

Online Gambling: China Appeals WTO Media Ruling

As first predicted by Gambling911.com last year, the United State's unwillingness to obey a WTO ruling related to online gambling is now having lasting implications and it all centers upon "pu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/22/2009

Costa Rica President has Swine Flu

Costa Rica is home to the largest concentration of online gambling sites in the world.  The Central American nation's President has now been confirmed with Swine Flu.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2009

Gambling Companies Could Leave Costa Rica if Taxed

Following news over the past two weeks that the Government of Costa Rica is considering taxing online gambling firms operating in that country, operators have told Gambling911.com they would leave

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2009

Proposed Tax on Gambling Could Alter Online

By Adam Williams

Tico Times Staff

As late Monday night turned into early Tuesday morning only a handful of gamblers occupied two of the six poker tables in the Horseshoe Casino on Avenida 1 in downtown San José. At the more populated of the two tables, the minimum bet to play a hand of blackjack was ¢2,000, or about $3.30.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/31/2009

iMEGA Chief Works Out With Ousted Honduran President

The head of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA.org) got up for an early work out at an undisclosed hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2009

Gambling Ban Will Hurt Emerging Russian Poker Scene

In recent years, Russians have made an impact on the world of poker.  In particular there is Ivan Demidov, who made the final table of both the World Series of Poker and its European cousin the sa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2009

R.I.P. Zookz.com: We Hardly Knew Ya

So much for the controversy involving pirated music download company, Zookz.com, claiming it can operate freely from the Caribbean nation of Antigua without reprecussions.  They suspended operatio

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

Stephen Conroy Has Been Named Internet Villain of the Year

Australia's Communications Director, Stephen Conroy, "Internet Villain of the Year" during the 11th annual Internet industry awards in the UK, and perhaps with good reason.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jul/13/2009

Web Filters in Australia Will Embarrass Government

An Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) chief has said the Australian government will "embarrass itself" if it pushes ahead with plans to install a national Interne

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jul/09/2009

Iran National Anthem Played at World Series of Poker

Bahador Ahmadi, a Canadian born Iranian, won $278,104 and a gold bracelet this past weekend at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

Ahmadi requested that the Iranian National Anthem be played in order to pay his respect to all those looking for reform in that troubled nation.  Most of those in the room stood up to show their respect Pokerati reports that he told Nolan Dalla after his win:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/30/2009

Gordon Brown Betting Odds Still Posted

Ireland's largest online bookmaker, Paddy Power, believes U.K. Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will remain in his current role until March 2010. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jun/14/2009

Gordon Brown Out of Office Before Election Say Punters

Gordon Brown will be out of office within a matter of days say bookmakers in the UK.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jun/06/2009

Gordon Brown to be Out of Office Soon Say Bookies

Online bookies in the UK have begun slashing odds further on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown being out of office before the next general elections.  This follows news that yet another cabinet

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jun/03/2009

Euro Election Odds Have Labour as Long Shot

With Labour having its worst poll showing in years just days before the Euro elections, oddsmakers have given Labour long 8.00 odds of winning

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/31/2009

Australia Website Blacklist to be Reviewed: Includes Online Poker Sites

A controversial push to block several thousand websites in Australia continues as the federal government there insists on playing "Big Brother", this despite the resulting uproar from Aus

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/26/2009

Gordon Brown Likely To Go Down Say Punters

Punters at one of Great Britain's largest sportsbooks are betting that Gordon Brown's time may be up.  The sportsbooks are likely not shedding a tear as Gordon's administration has been at odds ov

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2009

Stephen Conroy Good For The World: YouTube, Fark, SlashDot Very Bad

If you've been following our coverage of Australian Senator and Communications D

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/09/2009

Australian Communications Director Stephen Conroy Under Fire

The row over Australian Communication Director Stephen Conroy's remarks against Internet Service Provider iiNet continued through the weekend with extensive press coverage. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/04/2009

Australia’s Communication Minister Senator Stephen Conroy Worst Ever

Australian Communications Minister and Senator Stephen Conroy has continued to make waves as his crusade to filter out the Internet from the evils of porn, online poker, religion, YouTube links and

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/03/2009

McNulty Labor Party Suffers Over Housing Row

Sportingbet has made Tony McNulty odds-on to lose his seat at the next General Election, following the controversy over his housing expenses claim.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/29/2009

Condi Rice’s Man Peter McKay May Get Nato Job

There were rumors once floating around that Condoleeza Rice had fallen for Canadian Defense Minister, Peter McKay, during a trip to that nation.  Gamb

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/11/2009

Meet Astrid Harbord: Latest Love Interest of Prince Harry

Prince Harry has a new gal pal and she's a dead ringer for his past love interest, Chelsea, not to mention a friend of his brother's girl, Kate Middleton.  Her name is Astrid Harbord and the oddsm

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/07/2009

Australian Censor Celebrates Safer Internet Day 2009

Protect our kids.  Protect our pets.  Protect ourselves from ourselves.   This may be the message that Australia is trying to convey in recent months as some in government atte

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/09/2009

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