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Norway and US Online Gambling Prohibition Kicks Off Same Day

Norway has signed into law a measure that would prohibit processing of most online gambling transactions.  The law goes into effect the same day as the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UI

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/19/2010

Ladbrokes Falling Profits Symbolic of Failing Economy

It was very bad news for the United Kingdom's largest bookmaker.  Ladbrokes on Thursday reported a 28% fall in profits in 2009.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/18/2010

New EU Commiss Wants to Settle Online Gambling Mess

Ivan Camilleri, Brussels

Times of Malta

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/17/2010

Gaming Tax in Spain Discriminatory Says EU

The European Union has been struggling in recent years to keep its own members in line, so to speak, when it comes to online gambling legislation.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/15/2010

888, Bwin, Sportingbet Being Sued in France

eGaming Review Magazine reports that

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/11/2010

France Operators Won’t Shut Down Online Gambling Accounts

Good news for online gambling operators in France as it has been reported they will not have to shut down their gambling customers accounts.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/29/2010

EuroSportBet Management Toppled: Future in Limbo

EuroSportBet was supposed to be the answer to European online gambling giants Bwin and Unibet.  The company's future is now in question, however, following a take over of management. 

eGaming Review Magazine is reporting that the parent company of EuroSportBet, Bouygues, has now taken full control of managing SPS Betting, the online gambling firm operating the ESB site. 

Eurosportbet, which obtained an Alderney licence in June 2009, was set up by the former chief executive of French commercial TV giant TF1, Patrick Le Lay.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2010

Court Orders Betsson to Shut Office

Swedish gaming company Betsson has been forced to shut its betting office in Stockholm following a decision by the Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal (Kammarrätten).

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/21/2009

Setback for Online Gambling Companies in Europe

By Nikki Tait in Brussels

The Financial Times UK

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/17/2009

Israel Based Online Gambling Site Internet1x2 Busted

A 10-year old troubled online gambling site that specialized in soccer betting has been busted up by Israeli police resulting in the arrests of 5 people. (at one time also affiliated with a website called, which the search portal Yahoo! threatened to sue) operated out of Israel and the Central American nation of Belize.  The company was started by two brothers, both of whom were former Israeli basketball players.  The online sportsbook has long endured a checkered past of slow pays.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2009

Miss World 2009 Represents Online Gambling Centre

Gibraltar, one of the leading centres for some of the largest online gambling businesses in the world, took center stage at Saturday's Miss World 2009 competition as the country's Kaiane Aldorino w

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/14/2009

England – World Cup Odds 2010

Now that England has drawn in what is perceived to be the weakest group, their World Cup odds for 2010 have been slashed only slightly and still remain very appealing.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Dec/04/2009

Poland Restricts Gambling Outside Casinos

WARSAW - Poland's parliament on Friday adopted a law that confines gambling to casinos and phases out the slot machines currently in many Polish cafes, clubs, shops and service stations.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/23/2009

Ireland Economy Will be Hurt by Thierry Henry Handball

The London Sun on Friday reported on how Arsenal ace Thierry Henry's handball that helped France to advance into the 2010 World Cup against Ireland could harm the later country financially. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Nov/19/2009

Israel Police Bust Internet Gambling Operation

Israel Police and the Tax Authority officials broke up a massive online gambling ring on Monday.s

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/16/2009

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

Bishops of Online Gambling Centre Malta Warn of Addiction

The island nation of Malta may be home to one of the highest concentrations of online gambling firms, but the Bishops of Malta have voiced their concern over gambling and its impact on society.  <

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/26/2009

Ultimate Bet Raises Stakes in Germany, Czech Republic

Today, UltimateBet ("UB") announced the launch of, a dedicated German language information portal that will detail the leading on

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/21/2009

Online Gambling Saves Nation During Recession

Want proof of how the online gambling industry helps stimulate local economies?  Look no further than the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2009

France Bans Betting Exchanges: Betfair Out!

France has effectively banned betting exchanges such as the wildly popular Betfair.  The ban comes as a result to a surprise amendment appearing as part of that country's new gambling laws.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2009

Gambling Surges in Russia Despite Ban

MOSCOW - (Associated Press) - Moscow authorities expressed concern Monday about the rise of "surrogate" gambling technologies such as lottery machines and online gambling three months a

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Denmark: Man Must Turn Over All Winnings From Online Poker

A 35-year-old unemployed man has been told by the Supreme Court to hand over 194,000 kroner he won playing online poker, The

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2009

Unibet Reports Strong Growth in Live Betting

Unibet, the Swedish online gambling firm, has reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2009.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/10/2009

William Hill to Gamble on Bigger Gibraltar Future

Rumours are circling in the UK that one of the nation's largest bookmakers is set to move some of its crucial operations to Gibraltar.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2009

Italian Poker Gaming Regulations In Effect

Online gaming laws are in a constant state of confusion these days.  In the United States, the debate has been raging on for years ever since the creating of the

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

NordicBet to Partner with Ivobank

Norway's most popular Internet-based gaming site,, announced today that it is partnering with UK-based Ivoban

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

Russian gambling halls shut down in most cities

By MIKE ECKEL - 3 hours ago

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/01/2009

Casinos Shut Down in Russia

The Kremlin has ordered all casinos shut down.  The resulting impact:  Some hundreds of thousands of people out of work. 

Russia has offered four locations throughout the country in which the casinos can move to, none of which are equipped to handle the businesses just yet.  All are approximately 4000 miles away from Moscow in luxury locales such as the North Korean border or Siberia.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/29/2009

US Internet Gambling Laws Hurt Malta



When arguing its case against the United States' Internet gambling laws with the World Trade Organisation, the European Commission highlighted the example of Malta as a case in point demonstrating the ‘adverse trade effects', within the syntax of the Trade Barriers Regulation, the situation is having on the Maltese economy.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/21/2009

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