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January - February 2004
Internet & Online

28th February           Toronto National Post
Woodbine betting website under investigation

27th February           Toronto
Online gambling software firm Cryptologic posts US$3M profit for Q4

25th February          Hong Kong & Macau - Must read!
Internet gambling making waves in Asia - Nations come to grips with economic, social impact of 24/7 betting
Detailed article on the expansion of gambling in Asia with a couple of very interesting images.

24th February           South Africa          Independent Online/Cape Times
Online gambling may soon be banned
The National Gambling Bill replacing the 1996 National Gambling Act will apparently make it illegal to operate an Internet casino from South Africa.

23rd February           Cape Town, South Africa
What odds of an online gambling ban?
A new National Gambling Bill is going before parliamentary committees for debate and one of the subjects is a potential ban on Internet casinos and advertising.

19th February           Kahnawake          na europe/ots
Trident Group first with quality seal, rigorous eCOGRA inspections passed

15th February           Manila           Manila Times
SC asked to reverse on-line gaming ruling -

9th February         Washington & London           The Daily Telegraph
US approaches Brown on internet bets prohibition

7th February           Dublin, Ireland           The Register/
Extortionists attack

5th February           London & Las Vegas           New Media Age
US casino giant trials new online model for UK
Harrah's Entertainment have launched Lucky Me. Licensed in Alderney users will pay a monthly subscription to play skill based games. Website:

1st February         Australia           Australian Sunday Times
Online bookies on notice
Kim David Faithfull who stole almost A$19 million from his Karratha Commonwealth Bank branch in Western Australia to gamble with ISAbet is back in court Monday.

1st February         Australia           Sydney Morning Herald
Caribbean casinos lure net gamblers offshore
9 of the 10 most popular online gambling sites in Australia are based overseas. Casino-on-net making up 11% of all gambling related traffic.

31st January         Online Gambling           Edinburgh Evening News
Gambling 'epidemic' blamed on net bets
Attendances at Gamblers Anonymous meetings have doubled in the past 12 months with the majority of newcomers addicted to Intermet gambling.

31st January         Online Gambling           Yahoo/Reuters
Net Crime Hits Gambling Sites on Super Bowl Eve

30th January         London - Online Gambling 
Shakedown of gambling sites before Super Bowl

30th January         Sports Betting           Media Post
Ads for Gambling Sites Abound Despite Legal Crackdown on Media

28th January         Online Gambling           San Francisco Chronicle/WSJ
Does U.S. ban on e-gambling violate WTO?

25th January         Seoul, South Korea           Korea Times
North Korea Gambling Web Site Blocked

19th January         Curacao           Market Wire/Jackpot Madness
Over $7,000,000 Paid Out on Treasure Nile™ in 2003 - Jackpot Madness Progressive Slot a Favorite With Online Players

17th January         Manila, Philappines           Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Philippine Supreme Crt/Internet Gaming: Online Casino
Sports & Games Entertainment Corp had been granted an exclusive agreement to operate an Internet casino in the Philappines by PAGCOR. Website:

17th January         Toronto, Canada  Post
Cryptologic rises on U.K. software sale - 'Juice' said to be in transaction fees

16th January         UK & Italy (The Gambelli Case)           New Media Age
Free up competition for online gambling operators
Experts call for study on impact of online gambling

15th January         Seoul, South Korea
Online gambling site tangled in Korean politics
The website causing all the friction in South Korea is based in Pyongyang.

15th January         Toronto & London          CBC News/CP
CryptoLogic wins online poker deal with Britain's Betfair betting exchange

15th January         Toronto & London          Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Announces Exclusive Online Poker Agreement With Betfair, The World's Largest Betting Exchange

14th January         Ontario, Canada Post
Woodbine launches Web betting - Grey area not officially sanctioned in Canada

13th January         Detroit
Gambling web site new sponsor of Lingerie Bowl - Replaces Dodge Following Dealer Concerns
The Lingerie Bowl is a Pay-per-view event at Superbowl half time:

13th January         Online Gambling          Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gaming Wire
Online gambling ads draw scrutiny - U.S. subpoenas firms advertising gaming on the Internet

10th January         South & North Korea          The Korea Herald & Digital Chosun
Firm loses license for N.K. gambling
Govt. Disapproves South-North Korea Joint Cyber Gambling Website
Apparently it is illegal for South Korean's to visit North Korean websites!

9th January         Missouri & San Antonio, Texas          My San Antonio
Web-site gambling advertising targeted

5th January         Online Gambling          The Daily Mirror
Interbetting - Explosion in web gamblers raises alarm

4th January         Gaming Software Development
A betting man who's on to a real winner
Profile of Robert Earle founder of New Zealand based Interactive Gaming Systems.

2nd January         Online Poker          M2 Communications survey shows increase in online poker betting in the UK

2nd January         Online Poker          Daily Mirror & The Guardian/PA
Poker on Net leaps to £38 million
Virtual poker rises sixfold in a year to £38m a day

1st January         Online Poker          Irish Examiner
Online poker gambling rockets to €53.9m a day
A study from Ladbrokes has figures that the amount gambled on poker websites around the world increased from €8.5m a day in January last year to €53.9m in December.
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