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    • 12 July 2006

      HOUSE 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.

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    • 12 July 2006

      CASINO 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!

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    • 10 July 2006

      Online 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.

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    • 09 July 2006

      Bodog.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.

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    • 08 July 2006

      Custom 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.

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    • 08 July 2006

      Riverbelle.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.

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    • 02 July 2006

      PartyGaming 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.

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    • 02 July 2006

      BODOG'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.

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    • 02 July 2006

      Study 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.

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    • 01 July 2006

      Internet 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.

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    • 01 July 2006

      Washington State Law Comes Under Fire From Free Speech Advocates

      Free speech advocates speak out about “absurd” Washington State online gambling law Christopher Costigan, www.gambling911.com Originally published June 27, 2006 11:11 pm EDT

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    • 30 June 2006

      Prestige Casino and Ruby Bingo Added In ‘Cash Give-Away’ Promotion

      News Released: June 27, 2006 Two New Casinos Added In ‘Cash Give-Away’ Promotion (PRLEAP.COM) Prestige Casino, a hugely respected and well established casino is offering a massive first deposit bonus of 200% to all new players and Ruby Bingo is offering a special 5 dollar bonus claimed through a special bonus code that can be found exclusively at the website.

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    • 30 June 2006

      Belle Rock Entertainment Hits the Jackpot with Four New Casino Games

      GIBRALTAR, June 28 /PRNewswire/ – – New games entice players to have their cake and eat it too, the Mad Hatters Video Slot is first to join the party! Today Belle Rock Entertainment has added an element of fantasy to the already fantastic games lineup on its network of casinos. Four new games are being introduced, each offering new ways to entertain players at River Belle, Lucky Nugget Online Casino, The Gaming Club Online Casinos and Jackpot City Online Casino (http://www.

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    • 30 June 2006

      Brick and Mortar Casinos Have Strong Interest in Online Gambling

      When talking about a physical casino property such as MGM Mirage or Harrah’, you’ll sometimes hear them called brick and mortar casinos or land based casinos. No matter what name you use, the talk lately is the possible intervention of the physical properties in online gambling. Let’s face it, they’ve already got a step up on regulating the online arena, having been through the stages of government intervention and regulation.

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    • 30 June 2006

      New Online Games Added at PartyGaming

      PartyGaming is a year old as a listed company and things are smoothing out after a rocky beginning on the London Stock Exchange. This is due in part to the extremely favorable financial gains in first quarter revenue and a record number of new player registrations at their sites. The fast growing company has now added a new product to their stable, PartyGammon.

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    • 29 June 2006

      NEW MICROGAMING GAMES ARE HERE AND JACKPOT FACTORY HAS THEM NOW!

      If you’re searching for the new games released by Microgaming this month, you don’t have to look any further than Jackpot Factory! All 4 newly released games are available now at All Slots Casino, All Jackpots Casino, First Web Casino and Wild Jack Casino. Take your choice of the madly entertaining Madhatter or shoot for the stars with Starscape. Also included in the new release was Bonus Deuces Wild Video Poker and Joker Poker 100 Play Video Poker.

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    • 28 June 2006

      Online Gambling: Retool state law

      Tuesday, June 27, 2006 seattlepi.com SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARD Washington legislators would do well to retool their new Internet gambling law before the courts do it for them. The law, which took effect June 7, seems to unjustifiably threaten free speech rights. It makes it a felony if someone “knowingly transmits or receives gambling information” online. That’s casting an unacceptably broad net.

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    • 27 June 2006

      New state online gambling law raises doubts

      Monday, June 26, 2006 Seattle Post-Intelligencer / seattlepi.com New state online gambling law raises doubts Some legal experts say it’s too broad to hold up in court By BLYTHE LAWRENCE AND TRACY JOHNSON P-I REPORTERS Weeks after a new state law about online gambling took effect, some legal experts are questioning whether it would hold up in court. The new law echoes a federal law that already makes Internet gambling illegal and upped the crime to a felony.

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    • 24 June 2006

      The Most Successful Online Gambling Web Site

      ABC News: Nightline By MARTIN BASHIR Online Gambling Is Illegal in the United States, but That Has Not Stopped Owner Calvin Ayre June 23, 2006 — A battalion of bulletproof vehicles speeds around the dusty streets of Costa Rica. Security is paramount — the president is in town. The president, that is, of the Bodog Entertainment Group, whose Bodog.com is the most successful gambling Web site on the planet, where you can bet on horses or play endless games of poker.

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    • 21 June 2006

      eCOGRA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE WITH TOPICAL MONTHLY POLLS AND PLAYER NEWSLETTER

      LONDON, JUNE 20, 2006 – While more than 30 million people around the world love to gamble online, many don’t know where to seek out reliable information on trustworthy poker and casino sites. eCOGRA, the award winning, self-regulatory body of the online gaming industry and purveyor of the coveted “Play It Safe” seal, today announced the launch of its new Web site at www.ecogra.org. Sporting a fresh, contemporary feel, the new site also offers:

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    • 21 June 2006

      Thunder Rolls and Lightning Strikes as InterCasino.Com Rolls Out More Action Hero Slots and Market-First Casino Games

      Wednesday June 14, 8:30 am ET Mighty Super Heroes, Thor and Silver Surfer, Blast Onto InterCasino Along With the First-Ever Online Casino Version of Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker LONDON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ — InterCasino.com is the new home for Norse deities and intergalactic cosmic justice, as the celebrated online casino and safest place to play online, is rolling new bonus pack games to their award-winning lineup — including new Thor and Silver Surfer-themed slots.

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    • 21 June 2006

      Caribbean nation pushing for talks with U.S. over Internet gambling restrictions

      ThoroughbredTimes.com In a document made public on Tuesday, the twin island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda pressed for discussions with the United States over its restrictions on Internet gambling. The U.S. did not meet an April 3 deadline to comply with a 2004 World Trade Organization ruling that found the U.S.

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    • 21 June 2006

      PartyGaming Executive Added as World Poker Congress Keynoter

      Friday June 16, 8:00 am ETLAS VEGAS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ — The merging of online and live poker rooms continues at the World Poker Congress with the addition of Vikrant Bhargava, the group marketing director for PartyGaming, the market leader in online gambling, as a keynote speaker.

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    • 20 June 2006

      Texas Hold'em Game Released by Cryptologic

      CryptoLogic is first to provide an online video poker card game based on the popular Texas Hold’em Poker format. Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker can be found at InterCasino and VIP Casino and was included in the their latest release along with the game Thor and Silver Surfer, part of the popular Marvel(tm) Slots series.

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    • 15 June 2006

      Antigua hits back at US gaming laws

      Financial Times/FT.com By Frances Williams in Geneva Published: June 14 2006 03:00 | Last updated: June 14 2006 03:00 The tiny Caribbean island state of Antigua and Barbuda has taken the first steps to haul the US back before the world trade court in a long-running dispute over internet gambling. Antigua, which has a population of 68,000, says Washington has failed to comply with a World Trade Organisation ruling last year that US internet gambling laws discriminate against foreign suppliers.

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    • 11 June 2006

      European Gaming Briefing sparks debate over gaming controls

      IGamingBusiness07-06-06Clarion ATE’s 2nd annual European Gambling Briefing (EGB) in Brussels, Belgium last week, saw 150 gaming industry professionals gather for two days of debate over greater gaming controls. Wes Himes opened the conference highlighting unprecedented changes in the European legal scene, before introducing the day’s opening speakers, MEP’s Jacques Toubon and Christofer Fjellner.

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    • 10 June 2006

      Legalize online gambling

      Doesn’t the federal government have better things to do than outlaw Internet betting on the Super Bowl? Los Angeles Times / latimes.com Editorial June 9 2006 THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES is due to vote soon on proposals to ban online gambling, and the deck seems stacked in favor of sound bites over sound policy. Federal law already outlaws businesses from using phone lines to place or receive bets across state lines, particularly when the bets are on sporting events.

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    • 08 June 2006

      32Red Reports Acquisition of Bet Direct

      32Red announced they had acquired Bet Direct, one of the largest independent telephone and internet companys in the UK, for £12.5 million. 32Red has also placed 5 million+ shares with strategic investors opening at 120p a share to aid in the funding and acquisition of Bet Direct.

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    • 08 June 2006

      The Jackpot Factory Group Receives Online Gambling Certification

      (PRWEB) June 5, 2006 — We have all heard the saying “good wine gets better with age,” and there is no better way to describe The Jackpot Factory. The group was founded in 1999, when it launched its first Microgaming powered online casino. Since then it has become one of the most respected online gambling operators in the world.

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    • 02 June 2006

      Playtech to Release Another Exclusive Game

      Playtech to Release Another Exclusive Game Thursday June 1, 4:13 am ET NICOSIA, Cyprus, June 1 /PRNewswire/ — In line with ongoing efforts to expand its games portfolio and provide its licensees with new and attractive casino games, Playtech has recently released yet another exclusive casino game – Tequila Poker. This comes after the release of Playtech’s first exclusive and popular game Blackjack Switch, a game available solely to Playtech licensees.

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