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January - February 2002
Internet & Online

28th February    London & Antiqua    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
World Gaming plc Delivers Profitable Fourth Quarter

26th February    Online Gambling    Source: SourceWire.com
World’s 1st Peer-to-Peer Casino Goes on Lycos & LastMinute; Players Get House Odds

25th February    Alderney  & Australia    Source: Net Imperative & Silicon.com
Sportingbet makes Oz acquisition
Sportingbet gambles £1.8m on Aussie bookie

25th February    Online Gambling    Source: BBC.co.uk & CNN.com/idg.net
Internet gambling hots up
Online casinos hit advertising jackpot
Both the BBC and CNN have stories on the Jupiter Media Metrix press release last week about  increased advertising by online casinos.

24th February    Online Advertising    Source: The Industry Standard & Washington Post - Web Watch
Jupiter: Online casinos hit advertising jackpot
Gambling Sites Betting Heavily On Advertising

22nd February    Nevada & Cyberspace    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Internet gambling still faces obstacles

23rd February    London    Source: Ananova.com
Arena Leisure to provide gaming software, consultancy to Finland's EGET

22nd February    London    Source: FT.com/The Business of Betting
Ladbrokes.com valued at £500m
Morgan Stanley's valuation is based on 20 times  forecasted 2004 earnings. Presently with 220,000 customers margins are 7 to 8% on sports betting.

22nd February    Las Vegas & Antigua    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Judge Allows Adams to Wear GoldenPalace.com Tattoo in Saturday's Fight
GoldenPalace.com Tattoos Hill for Title Defense

22nd February    Online Gambling    Source: Gamblink
How you can cheat honest players online

21st February    Online Gambling    Source: WinnerOnline.com - Feb 20th
Online Players' Association to be Resurrected

21st February    Canada & Spain    Source: Northern Light/Canada NewsWire
SureFire Commerce to Process Transactions for a Leading European Gaming Corporation

20th February    Internet Advertising     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
High Rollers Take Note: Online Casinos Are Serious About Luring You In, Reports Jupiter Media Metrix
Media Metrix reports that online gambling sites received 13.6 million visits during December 2001. Casino on Net (Cassava Enterprises) making 46% of the total online casino advertisements!
Top 50 website properties: www.jmm.com/xp/jmm/press/globalTop50WebProperties.xml

20th February    Vanuatu     Source: Northern Light/AsiaPulse & News.com.au
Australia's ecorp, PBL agree on Vanuatu online gaming JV
Ecorp gets slice of gambling pie

19th February    Las Vegas & Cyberspace     Source: Las Vegas Sun
LV resort wins damages against Internet casino

19th February    Toronto     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Launches Java Versions Of Most Popular Casino Games

19th February    Online Gambling     Source: WinnerOnline.com
EDITORIAL - Would Someone Please Deal with the Real Problem

18th February    San Francisco     Source: Yahoo/New York Times
Internet Offering Soars, Just Like Old Times
The IPO of online payment company Paypal saw the stock price gain from $13 to $20 on the first day of trading.

18th February    London     Source: FT Global Archive - The Business of Betting - Feb 15th
Race to interact goes barking mad - Gaming Insight and attheraces prepare for TV launch

18th February    Sweden     Source: Yahoo/Wall Street Transcript
New Managing Director for Boss Media talks about technological product advantages and market drivers in Wall Street Transcript interview

18th February    Online Gambling    Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Virtual Las Vegas
Some interesting background information in the article, the opinion expressed however is a very biased one.

16th February    Toronto    Source: EuropeMedia.net
Sports.com secures funding for online casino

16th February    Las Vegas & Bahamas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Station buys into Internet gaming venture

15th February    Las Vegas & Bahamas     Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Sun and Station Partner in Online Wagering Venture
In joint releases from Las Vegas and Paradise Island, the two companies have announced that Station Casinos will purchase 50% of SunOnline Ltd. that operates the Isle of Man licensed online casino www.CasinoAtlantis.com.

15th February    New York     Source: Yahoo/Wall Street Journal
IPO World Holds Its Breath As Dot-Com Comes Calling
PaPal now one of the the alternative methods for purchasing chips at online casinos has an IPO of 9% of the company on the NASDAQ market today.

15th February    London     Source: Northern Light/AFX
Gaming Insight FY sales up 300 pct at 12 mln stg, casino business profitable

15th February    Toronto     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Sports.com Chooses CryptoLogic Software To Extend Internet Casino Action To Millions Of European Users

15th February    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Companies showcase online gaming products - Officials face roadblocks on way to U.S. approval
Nevada Officials have been looking at a selection of high tech gizmos that may help positively identify who is gambling online.

15th February    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Officials debate Internet gaming

14th February    London     Source: FT Global Archive
Arena Leisure's attheraces appoints Ladbrokes, Sportech fixed odds partners

13th February    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Internet Wire
Boston Media Corporation, Producers Of iGamingWorld, Select Three Media Partners To Sponsor Conference

13th February    Rome     Source: Silicon.com
Italian giants Roma embroiled in online betting scandal

13th February    Nevada & Antigua     Source: Northern Light/Entertainment Wire & Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Palace Releases Oscar Favorites as Las Vegas Casino Sets "A Beautiful Line''
Odds for 74th Annual Academy Awards from Intertops.com
The Las Vegas odds appear very significantly better!. Gaming floor recommends www.oddschecker.com

13th February    Missouri & Toronto     Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Attend The River City Group's Global Interactive Gaming Summit & Expo, Toronto 2002

12th February    Sweden    Source: Northern Light/M2 - Subscription required
Boss Media AB hit by credit card problems in the US

12th February    Rome    Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
AS Roma offices searched in web betting probe
The investigation centre's around advertising of Eurobet.com during the Roma game with Juventus at the weekend.

11th February    Online Gambling    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Security companies take aim at online bets
A forum will be held at the University of Nevada on Wednesday where solutions for correctly identifying a players identity and location  will be demonstrated.

11th February    Vanuatu & Sydney    Source: Northern Light/Asia Pulse
Australia's PBL chooses Stargames as supplier for net casino

6th February    Canberra     Source: The Melbourne Age
Net gambling ban a failure, casino operators say
According to the Australian Casino Association, Auzzie Punters are trying their luck at offshore unregulated casinos. 

6th February    Online Gambling     Source: WinnerOnline.com - Editorial
There Is Such a Thing as Bad Publicity
A look at recent articles in the mainstream press that have presented a negative image of the online gaming industry.

5th February    London & Antigua     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
2002 Super Bowl Sunday Biggest Day Ever For World Gaming Sportsbooks

5th February    Isle of Man     Source: NetImperative.com
Betinternet boosted by 500% gambling increase
Soccer betting accounts for 76% of betinternet's business  with 62% of the action coming from the Far East.

5th February    London     Source: Ananova.com
Aspinalls Online, GMTV.co.uk in 1-yr online gaming partnership

5th February    Online Gambling     Source: WinnerOnline.com
Keeping Terrorists Out of Net Casinos

4th February    Toronto     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & CP
CryptoLogic Reports Solid Q4 & Fiscal 2001 Results
Gambling firm CryptoLogic's profit hurt by charge after sites hacked

4th February    London     Source: Electronic Telegraph
Aspinalls bets on GMTV casino deal
The company is betting on a revenue sharing agreement with gmtv.co.uk - a morning television channel with a mainly  female audience. The share price is now 2.5p,down from 16p at launch.

1st February    London    Source: The Guardian
No hiding place with net betting
The rise of personal betting exchanges is beginning to give the racing industry some worries.

1st February    Online Gambling    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Casinos seem ready to resist Net betting ban - Lobbyist: Bill treats sectors unevenly

1st February    Online Gambling    Source: WinnerOnline.com
Fortune Lounge to the Rescue
Article on the creative use of Flash animated effects for advertising by Online casinos.

1st February    Austria    Source: Hugin Online
betandwin.com reports preliminary turnover numbers for the fourth quarter 2001 and financial year 2001 - betandwin.com is based in Austria & Gibraltar and trades on the Vienna Stock exchange.

31st January    Online Gambling    Source: CBS Marketwatch
Online gambling short on credit - Card issuers beginning to balk at Web wagering
Sebastian Sinclair from Christiansen Capital Partners has revised downwards his estimates on how much will be staked online during 2002 & 2003.

30th January    Nevada   Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Backers of Ads on Boxers' Bodies to State Their Case Tuesday At Nevada Athletic Commission Hearing
The NAC will decide if advertisements for GoldenPalace.com using temporary tatoos should be permitted in the state.

29th January    Washington   Source: Washington Post/Newsbytes
Lawmakers Resurrect Call For Net Gambling Ban

29th January    Online Gambling    Source: WinnerOnline.com
Better Luck with Your Credit Card

28th January    Online Gambling    Source: Chicago Tribune
Online bet for U.S. firms - Strict rules limit Americans access to Internet gaming

28th January    Alderney    Source: Ananova.com & FT Global Archive/AFX
Sportingbet poised for further growth
Sportingbet confident as customer numbers continue growth, Europe lagging
Sportingbet shares fall on court action

28th January    London    Source: FT Global archive/AFX
IQ - Ludorum sees FY after tax loss 'materially above market expectations'

27th January    Online Gambling  Source: National Post
Cyber casinos not a safe bet, company says

26th January    Online Gambling    Source: Silicon.com
Dishonest punters leave casinos in legal limbo - Gamblers refuse to honour their online losses

26th January    Isle of Man    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
International Internet Gaming License Awarded to E-Gaming Pioneer by Isle of Man
Action Online Entertainment with co-branding from Sheffield based casino and dog track operator A&S Leisure appears to be the fifth licensee. Although only three are listed - Website: www.gov.im/gambling

22nd January    Sweden   Source: Bloomberg.com
Boss Media May Miss 2003 Sales Goal as Gambling Cools, CEO Says

22nd January    Toronto    Source: CNET News/Reuters
Cryptologic stock falls on online gaming worries

22nd January    London    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
World Gaming Unveils Gaming Kiosk Prototype At International Casino Exhibition

22nd January    Oslo, Norway    Source: Yahoo Singapore Tech News/AFP
Norwegian aid groups put their money on online gambling

22nd January    Sweden   Source: Bloomberg.com
Boss Media May Miss 2003 Sales Goal as Gambling Cools, CEO Says

22nd January    Toronto    Source: CNET News/Reuters
Cryptologic stock falls on online gaming worries

22nd January    London     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
World Gaming Unveils Gaming Kiosk Prototype At International Casino Exhibition

22nd January    South Africa    Source: News24.com
NSI delist over gambling debt

22nd January    Domain names    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Website operators sued over 'Fiesta' name

18th January    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Series of Interactive Gaming Technology "Show & Tell''Forums Unveiled

18th January    Online Gambling     Source: WinnerOnline.com
Is Your Box Big Enough?

15th January    Antigua     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Updated Super Bowl Odds from Intertops.com
A quick calculation shows the book at about 30% over-round. www.oddschecker.com is perhaps the most efficient site to compare prices.

14th January    Online Gambling    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Wall Street Journal
Number Of Firms Bet On Future US Online Gambling

14th January    Internet    Source: TechTV
Live Nude Celebrities and Online Casinos

12th January    Hong Kong    Source: Australian Financial Review
Dr Ho may lure punters from Packer's online play

12th January    Toronto    Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
CryptoLogic And Legal Counsel View Claude Levy Lawsuit As Frivolous And Without Merit

10th January    California    Source: Los Angeles Times
Internet Scam Had Its Attractions - Some victims say they suspected fraud but kept playing.

10th January    Vanuatu    Source: BizReport.com
'Sammy Davis Jr.' Net Casino To Operate From Vanuatu

9th January    Vanuatu    Source: Melbourne Age & Yahoo/PRNewswire
Internet casino bets on rat pack's Sammy Davis jr
To Commemorate the Dec. 8, 2001 Birthday of World Renowned, Legendary Entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., The Sammy Davis, Jr. Estate Inks Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Deal
The late entertainer's likeness and name is set to be used on the site based out of Vanuatu.

8th January    California & Costa Rica     Source: Orange County Register
Teen accused in Net scam
Teen Agrees to Repay Swindled Funds
Remarkable story of a 17 year old taking in almost $1 million and placing the funds in a Caribbean Sports betting account.

8th January    Online Gaming     Source: WinnerOnline.com
A Vegas Seal of Approval for Net Casinos?

7th January    London     Source: FT.com - Jan 4th
Seven online ways to beat the bookies

7th January    Macau & Cyberspace     Source: Yahoo Sinpapore/AFP
Macau gambling tycoon offers cash to rope in Hong  Kong punters

4th January    Vanuatu     Source: Northern Light/Asia Pulse & NineMSN.com.au
Australia's PBL says Vanuatu gaming venture unscathed
PBL's Vanuatu gaming site launch delayed

4th January    Port Vila, Vanuatu (New Hebrides)     Source: CNN.com
Quake shakes online casino launch
Vanuatu may have a tax of just 3.5% but it is also located in what is called the "Ring of Fire". Excellent picture of a massive boulder in the middle of town, the earthquake measured 7.3 on the Richter scale

3rd January    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
City-backed Internet gaming idea alive - Council directs staff to look into legality of venture

3rd January    Port Vila, Vanuatu     Source: Urbino.net
PBL Launches “CrownGames” Internet Casino
Andrew MacDonald's Urbino has the complete PBL release. The casino will not take bets from US or Australian or New Zealand based players.

3rd January    Online Gambling     Source: The Melbourne Age & FT Global Archive/Asia Pulse
PBL punts on online casino in Vanuatu
Australia's PBL opens Vanuatu-based Internet gaming site
PBL are the owners of the Crown Casino, Melbourne - the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere. The internet casino www.crowngames.com will be licensed by the Pacific island of Vanuatu that has a tax rate of just 2.5%. Sun International announced the opening of the Isle of Man licensed Casino Atlantis yesterday.

2nd January    Nevada    Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Regulator concerned about online casino's use of Vegas city seal
The Las Vegas City Council will discuss today whether or not to officially lend the name of the city for use by an Internet casino.

1st January    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
E-casino's use of LV concerns state regulator - Council to consider licensing city's name, seal to Internet gaming site