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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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    • 02 June 2006

      River Belle and The Gaming Club Online Casinos Voted Number 1!

      Press Release Source: Belle Rock Entertainment Thursday June 1, 10:46 am ET Top Online Casinos as the winners of ‘Strictly Slots’ magazine’s 2006 Online Video Poker Awards announced

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    • 02 June 2006

      King Neptune's rides World Cup fever with monster slot

      King Neptune’s Casinohas found a synergy with the biggest sporting event in the world to crate a great new attraction for its online casino customers. In commemoration of World Cup 2006 (that’s soccer to us in the U.S., and ‘football’ to everyone else),King Neptune’s now has the World Cup Mania Video Slot, with five reels and 15 paylines. All wins are tripled, and ten free spins are offered to some lucky players at random.

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    • 01 June 2006

      Kiwi Casino Does it Again!

      Kiwi Casino has done it again, only two weeks after one of their players walked away with $30,000 in their very first hour; another player has won over $6000 after playing just two hands of Three Card Poker.

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    • 29 May 2006

      Politics of US gambling makes for odd bedfellows

      Politics of US gambling makes for odd bedfellows By Edward Alden in Washington Published: May 26 2006 22:36 | Last updated: May 26 2006 22:36 Financial Times Of the 50 states in the US, in only two – Utah and Hawaii – is it impossible to find a place to gamble legally. Casinos dot America’s landscape, from the neon palaces of Las Vegas to some 400 more modest facilities on Indian reservations.

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    • 29 May 2006

      Time for gamblers to fold - At least if you play online poker, which becomes a felony on June 7

      Saturday, May 27, 2006 Seattle Post-Intelligence By SAM SKOLNIK AND VANESSA HO P-I REPORTERS Beginning next month, Washington residents who play poker or make other types of wagers on the Internet will be committing a Class C felony, equivalent under the law to possessing child pornography, threatening the governor or torturing an animal.

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    • 29 May 2006

      US mobile operators may get into gambling

      Place your bet from a phone the INQUIRER By Tony Dennis: Saturday 27 May 2006, 16:31 FRESH LEGISLATION aimed at preventing online gambling in the USA may entice mobile network operators into the gambling sector. Particularly if MVNOs move in to take advantage. A bill sponsored by Republican, Robert Goodlatte, aims to make it illegal for US banks to process financial transactions involving online gambling. He raised the old chestnut of gambling undermining families to justify it.

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    • 29 May 2006

      U.S. PUSH TO ALLOW ONLINE GAMBLING

      By William Roberts Bloomberg News MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006 WASHINGTON MGM Mirage, Harrah’s Entertainment and other U.S. casino operators are increasing pressure on Congress to consider legalizing online gambling – at the same time that lawmakers are seeking to tighten criminal penalties for it. The companies are trying to take advantage of a congressional backlash against gambling set off by the Jack Abramoff scandal, involving his lobbying on behalf of Indian casinos.

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    • 27 May 2006

      PokerShare Gives Away 8000 Gallons of Gas to New Yorkers!

      How cool is this! Friday, May 26th PokerShare.com gave away over 8 thousand gallons of gasoline to hundreds of people in New York! The line to get gas stretched for over 10 blocks, even blocking traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. PokerShare employees joined the gas station employees at 6 AM at the Westside Highway gas station, where they began pumping full tanks (up to 40 gallons) of free unleaded gasoline per customer, with PokerShare picking up the tab!

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    • 27 May 2006

      Microgaming Reaches Milestone in Progressive Payouts

      All over the globe, there are approximately 6000 people who have one thing in common. They’re all Microgaming progressive jackpot winners, taking home a piece of the more than $200,000,000 progressive jackpot amount Microgaming has paid out in the last three years. Some have won more than others, but overall, it averages out to $18,000 paid out daily since the launch of Microgaming progressive games. Way to go, Microgaming! $300,000,000 is just around the corner!

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    • 27 May 2006

      Unfair, totally unfair - US battles ruling of WTO

      Antigua Sun Monday May 22 2006 Last week we were made aware of the latest move of the United States in their continued battle against the implementation of the ruling of the World Trade Organisation in relation to cross border trading in services, particularly Internet gaming, in favour of Antigua & Barbuda.

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