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21 July 2006BETONSPORTS TO RETURN ACCOUNT FUNDS TO US CUSTOMERS
There has been some discussion on whether accounting details for BetonSports will be handed over to the US DOJ and just who will be doing the refunding of accounts. All things considered, customers of BetonSports shouldn’t have any worries along those lines since records were not requested. The request is for BetonSports to refund money to their clients, not to hand over the records and the US refund from BoS funds.Read full article
19 July 2006Calvin Ayre Cancels Bodog Conference
Email from Calvin Ayre:The Bodog.com Marketing Conference presents a wonderful opportunity for good discussion about marketing, customer service and about the growth of our industry; however, in the last few days, many of you who planned to attend the conference have expressed a high level of concern over the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government’s recent actions against one of the companies in our industry. It is in light of these concerns that we have decided to postpone the Bodog.Read full article
19 July 2006An American Hypocrisy? Bet on It.
internetnews.com By Roy Mark July 19, 2006 A week ago, David Carruthers, the urbane, 49-year-old British CEO of BetonSports PLC, was campaigning to legalize, regulate and tax Internet gambling in the United States. Today, he is sitting in a Fort Worth jail cell. As CEO of BetonSports, Carruthers oversees an online gambling empire with licensed operations in Europe and the Caribbean basin. The company has offices/online casinos in London, Costa Rica, Antigua, Guatemala, Mexico and Malaysia.Read full article
19 July 2006Mad Hatter And Golden Reef Casino Gives Player A Reason To Be Madly Happy... $205,625 Reasons!!
Wow! Michael A won an amazing $205,625 at Golden Reef Casino playing Mad Hatter!! Mad Hatter is one of the new Microgaming game releases last month and has quickly become a favorite with slots players everywhere! Congratulations Michael A!Read full article
19 July 2006U.S. CRACKING DOWN ON OFFSHORE BETTING INDUSTRY
USA TODAY Updated 7/19/2006 1:51 AM ET By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY When the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill cracking down on Internet gambling last week, David Carruthers, CEO of online gaming company Bet On Sports, was one of the most outspoken critics of the proposed law. The 49-year-old British executive has more immediate problems to worry about.Read full article
19 July 2006CANADIAN ONLINE GAMBLING SECTOR TUMBLES AFTER US CRACKDOWN
TORONTO (CP) – Shares in Canadian online gambling companies fell Tuesday amid fears that a U.S. crackdown on Internet gaming may spread and affect revenue from firms doing business south of the border. Shares in software firm CryptoLogic Inc. (TSX:CRY) tumbled $2.69, or 10.8 per cent, to close at $22.19 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, while Fun Technologies Inc. (TSX:FUN), an online gambling firm, was down five cents at $5.35. Shares in Las Vegas From Home.Read full article
18 July 2006FEDERAL INTERNET GAMBLING LAW MAY CRIMP N.D. LAWMAKERS PLANS
Posted on Sun, Jul. 16, 2006 Grand Forks Herald (GrandForksHerald.com) DALE WETZEL Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. – New federal legislation may derail Fargo state Rep. Jim Kasper’s plans to revive a proposal to make North Dakota the first state to license Internet poker sites. The measure, which the U.S. House overwhelmingly approved last week, would ban Internet gambling sites, including online poker rooms, from taking money from customers in the United States.Read full article
18 July 2006HOUSE GAMBLING LEGISLATION IS A BUST
Inside BAY AREA The ARGUS 07/17/2006 06:57:19 AM PDT THE House passed a prohibition on Internet wagering Tuesday that would theoretically prevent gamblers from using credit cards to bet online and could block access to gambling Web sites. Proponents say gambling can be addictive, and then exposed a lack a consistency in their argument by voting for the bill, which carves out exceptions for state lotteries and horse racing.Read full article
18 July 2006IS THIS THE START OF A CRUSADE AGAINST INTERNET GAMBLING?
“The people who are pushing this ban in Congress … try to argue these sites prey on children, which is totally ridiculous,” “If your kid has access to your checking account or credit card and is making transfers to off-shore accounts across the world, Internet gambling is the least of your worries.” – Radley Balko ABC NEWS By JONATHAN SILVERSTEINRead full article
18 July 2006US GAMBLING BILL IN SPOTLIGHT AFTER INDUSTRY ARRESTS
Reuters Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:11pm ET16 By Julie Vorman WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – The indictment of BETonSPORTS Plc (BSS.L: Quote, Profile, Research) executives for racketeering should add momentum to U.S. legislation that aims to ban broader types of Internet gambling, two Republican backers said on Tuesday. The U.S.Read full article
18 July 2006PLAYING POKER WITH THE US SENATE
MSNBC Financial Times by Roger Blitz Updated: 12:12 a.m. ET July 18, 2006 David Carruthers, the internet gambling executive detained by US authorities, had discussed with his chairman the prospect of such an occurrence if he visited the US.Read full article
17 July 2006NO BAIL UNTIL AT LEAST FRIDAY FOR DAVID CARRUTHERS
David Carruthers was charged with conspiracy in offering bets on college and professional sports to U.S. residents and that BetonSports took wagers via internet and lelephone line. He’s being held without bail at this time. Federal prosecutors requested that no bail be set until David is sent to Missouri to face charges. The judge allowed David be held without bail at least until Friday, when the detention hearing is scheduled.Read full article
17 July 2006CARRUTHERS, 10 OTHERS PLUS 4 CORPORATIONS INDICTED ON RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY AND FRAUD CHARGES
Department of Justice MONDAY, JULY 17, 2006 Eleven Individuals and Four Corporations Indicted on Racketeering, Conspiracy and Fraud Charges WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Missouri has returned a 22-count indictment charging 11 individuals and four corporations on various charges of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud, the Department of Justice announced today. The indictment was returned on June 1, 2006, and unsealed today.Read full article
17 July 2006INTERNET GAMBLING BAN A BAD BET
Cincinnati.Com The Enquirer Editorials The U.S. House feels Americans need to be saved from a $12 billion-a-year growth industry – Internet gambling. By a lopsided 317-93 vote, members passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act on Tuesday, but exempted state-run lotteries and online horse-race betting. Were the Senate to go along with it, the bill would make online sports betting, poker and other popular Internet casino games illegal.Read full article
17 July 2006CARRUTHERS TO APPEAR IN FEDERAL COURT MONDAY 3:00 PM EST
David Carruthers is scheduled to appear in Federal Court today at 3:00 pm est. It’s been reported that he will be charged under federal racketeering statutes (RICO). David was apprehended yesterday while traveling through Miami on his way home to Costa Rica. Bail may be denied in this case.Read full article
17 July 2006CARRUTHERS DETENTION NOT BECAUSE OF PROPOSED INTERNET GAMBLING BAN
David Carruthers was detained in Miami yesterday and held in an undisclosed location awaiting court today, Monday, July 17th. It has been reported that Carruthers’ detention is no likely to be related to the online gambling ban approved by the House last week, but is related to the federal investigation of the former owner of BETONSPORTS, Gary Kaplan. Federal investigators believe Carruthers has information that could lead to an indictment of Kaplan.Read full article
17 July 2006BETONSPORTS CEO DAVID CARRUTHERS DETAINED IN THE U.S.
News released earlier today reported BetonSports CEO David Carruthers was detained by US federal authorities while he was in the US changing flights on his trip from the UK to Costa Rica. No statement has been released regarding the reason for the detention; in fact very little at all is known about the reasons behind the actions by the U.S. The company BetonSports has not made an official statement, just saying an announcement will be made when appropriate.Read full article
17 July 2006LUCKY ALLSLOTS CASINO PLAYER HITS 2 PROGRESSIVE JACKPOTS IN 8 DAYS
On Vacation, Lucky Jackpot Factory VIP Wins another Progressive With two jackpots within eight days, Gail G. of All Slots Casino finds that lucky groove July 10, 2006 – Kahnawake, Canada – The Jackpot Factory, a leading online casino group known for gigantic jackpots, has another big winner: Gail G., an All Slots Casino VIP, who won nearly $100,000 on two progressive slots within eight days. Gail G.Read full article
14 July 2006BETTING AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING
BUSINESS WEEK online JULY 12, 2006 News Analysis By Catherine Holahan Betting Against Online Gambling U.S. lawmakers stepped up a legal attack against online wagering. If passed, will new rules do much to end the practice? Don’t bet on it Google is entering the online payments arena, turning up the heat on eBay’s PayPal. How likely will you use Google instead of other methods? Online gambling just got riskier.Read full article
14 July 2006Regulate, tax online poker and everyone wins
Our view: Congressional conservatives should recognize the revenue potential Arizona Daily Starwww.azstarnet.comTucson, Arizona | Published: 07.14.2006 Congress is at it again — trying to legislate morality in an effort to energize conservative voters in time for the elections. The Republican leadership in Congress is taking on Internet gambling — specifically online poker. This measure deserves a place on the scrapheap of misguided bills.Read full article
12 July 2006HOUSE VOTES TO REIN IN ONLINE GAMBLING
By NANCY ZUCKERBROD, Associated Press Writer Tue Jul 11, 6:25 PM ET WASHINGTON – The House voted Tuesday to forbid the use of credit cards to settle online bets, an effort to halt mushrooming interest in Internet gambling. Opponents said it wouldn’t work and decried exceptions for state-run lotteries and a horse racing industry that has powerful patrons in Congress The vote was 317-93. “The House has acted very strongly on this measure,” said Rep.Read full article
12 July 2006CASINO PROFIT SHARE GROUP NOW ECOGRA CERTIFIED!
Casino Profit Share announced this week that their group of casinos and poker rooms (Challenge, Golden Reef, IBig, Music Hall, Nostalgia, UK Casino Club and Poker Metro) are now eCOGRA Certified. This means every casino has passed stringent regulations enforced by eCOGRA to ensure the player receives a fair and hoset gaming experience at every casino in their group. Congratulations Casino Profit Share!Read full article
10 July 2006Online gambling booms as laws try to catch up
By Todd Milbourn — Bee Staff Writer Sacramento Bee Published 12:01 am PDT Sunday, July 9, 2006 Sonny Mohammadzadeh approaches online poker with scholarly seriousness. The UC Davis graduate student and mathematician doesn’t play when he’s tired or upset. He seeks out sites with weaker players. And he keeps meticulous records so he can improve his game and track his winnings.Read full article
09 July 2006Bodog.com Appearing Nightly On McCarran Billboard in Las Vegas
Online gaming giant Bodog lands on McCarran billboard in Las Vegas. Online poker, online casino games, horse betting and sports betting all at Bodog.com. (PRWEB) July 6, 2006 — Bodog.com, a global leader in online gaming and digital entertainment, announced today its new billboard in Las Vegas at 5492 Paradise Road. Reading, “Training Casino Players All Over the World to Come to Vegas” the ad has been turning heads near McCarran airport since Saturday July 1st.Read full article
08 July 2006Custom Orange County Choppers Giveaway at BelleRock Casinos: River Belle, The Gaming Club, Lucky Nugget and Jackpot City
GIBRALTAR – July 10, 2006 – For the month of July, players on the leading online casinos and poker rooms of Belle Rock Entertainment will have the chance to win a custom designed motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, valued at $50,000. There is a catch however, seven keys will be given out, but only one will start the ignition to the bike.Read full article
08 July 2006Riverbelle.com - The Ultimate Online Entertainment Destination
GIBRALTAR –– July, 2006 – The evolution of River Belle, the flagship brand in the Belle Rock Entertainment portfolio and one of the most recognized and trusted online entertainment brands in the world, has seen it grow into the ultimate entertainment destination. With its casino, poker and multiplayer casino offerings, it caters for the widest variety of entertainment preferences.Read full article
02 July 2006PartyGaming plans £500m move into sports betting
iGaming30-06-06PartyGaming is set to unveil plans to expand into the sports betting arena. The poker firm is to begin a series of acquisitions to be funded with the proceeds of a bond issue that could raise as much as £500m. The first purchase is rumoured to be a privately-owned European operator, and will be relatively small in the context of the fund-raising.Read full article
02 July 2006BODOG'S THIRD ANNUAL MARKETING CONFERENCE WILL BE 'MAGIC'
The third annual Bodog.com Marketing Conference will be held July 23 – 25 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and this year the focus is on the tools necessary to “ignite your Online Gaming Business”. Geared to advertisers, affiliates, investors and suppliers of online gaming, this years keynote speaker is Earvin “Majic” Johnson. Joining “Majic” is a most distinguished panel of experts who are all leaders in their field.Read full article
02 July 2006Study to survey 20,000 online gamblers
By Abigail Townsend The Independent Published: 02 July 2006 The largest international survey of online gambling will be launched tomorrow, with the findings due to be handed to the Government by the start of next year. The research, organised by industry body eCogra, will question around 20,000 players online. It will also interview 200 players face-to-face in focus groups in the US, UK, Japan, Canada, Germany and Sweden.Read full article
01 July 2006Internet Gambling Legislation Costly and Un-American
Counterpoint: Bill is costly to taxpayers — and un-American TCPalm By MICHAEL BOLCEREK guest columnist June 27, 2006 Congressional Republicans in Washington remain obsessed with banning Internet poker, and a prohibition bill will hit the House floor within days. Unfortunately, Florida’s own Rep. Dave Weldon is on the record favoring a ban. The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (HR 4777), sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and co-sponsored by Rep.Read full article