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March - April 2002
Internet & Online

29th April      London     Source: New Media Age
Online ads in gambling sector increases by 101%
In February, Casino-On-Net ran 26 campaigns, twice as many as the previous year and three times more than nearest competitor Ladbrokes.

29th April      Ontario, Canada     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Sportingbet plc Selects dot com Entertainment Group Inc. To Provide Internet Bingo And Casino Technologies

23rd April      Online Gambling      Source:
EDITORIAL - Golden Palace Tattoos Breed Controversy

22nd April      Nevada      Source: The Nando Times/AP
Technology: Nevada looks to legalize regulated Internet gambling

22nd April      Online Gambling      Source: Business Week Online
Calling All High Rollers to the Web -  Suddenly, online gambling is big business in Europe

21st April      Online Gambling      Source:
STATS: Top 10 Gambling domains
The statistics may just be for the UK.

21st April      Online Gambling      Source:
3rd Circuit Deals Internet Sports Gambling a Setback

19th April      Carson City, Nevada        Source: Northern Light/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Nevada Warned of High-Tech Hazards
Regulators continue talks on Internet gambling
The Nevada Gaming Commission is studying the prospects for allowing the legal operation of Internet casinos from the state. So far however there appear no easy answers to the key questions of verifying location, hacking and excluding minors.

19th April      Curacao & Cyberspace       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Jackpot Madness Launches MAJOR MILLIONS - Web's First Million Dollar Cash Progressive

18th April      Ontario, Canada & UK      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
dot com Entertainment Group, Inc.: United Kingdom-Based Bingo Operator Expands Into Internet Bingo

18th April      London       Source: Yahoo/Prime Zone
ukbetting plc: Major Partnership with BTopenworld

17th April      London      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
British Telecommunications plc to Enter Online Betting Arena With New Sport and Bets Content Site

17th April      London      Source: &
BTo gambles on vice
BTopenworld bets on gambling
British Telecom have begun promoting the online betting & casino services of and

16th April      London & Canada      Source: Northern Light/AFX
Aspinalls Online outsorces casino ops to Golden Palace with immediate effect
Aspinalls is debuting under new management with a license issued by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission located in Quebec, Canada. Website:

12th April      Alderney       Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
British tax haven nets first e-gaming clients
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has awarded icences to Ritz Interactive Ltd,  Sportech (Littlewoods) and to U.S. firm WagerWorks.
Website: - seems to be well out of date.

10th April      Northern Territories      Source: Northern Light/Asia Pulse
Australia's Lasseters aims to cut operating costs after H1 loss
Lasseters appears to be another traditional casino operator discovering that making money from Internet gambling is tougher than was expected.

9th April      New York & Bahamas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Sixth Annual International Symposium on Internet & Wireless Gambling Law & Management to be held at Atlantis in Paradise Island Dec. 8-10, 2002

9th April      Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Kenilworth Systems Corp in Pact with Casino for Test of 'Play Along With Nevada Live' TV Simulcast

9th April      London     Source: The Register & Web user
Online casinos wicked - coroner
Net gambling debts drove man to suicide

8th April      South Africa & Trinidad     Source: Independent Online
"Cyber Sol" in multi-million dollar dispute
Some interesting statistics in an article about the current dispute between Sunny Casinos and Microgaming.

8th April      Blackburn, England     Source: Guardian Unlimited &
Internet gambling led to suicide
Internet gambling suicide son wants action against credit companies

8th April      Online Gambling     Source: The Denver Post
Online gambling: Worth the risk? - Lure nets billions for site operators, but lawmakers fear a host of abuses
Case may be key in efforts to rein in Internet gambling 
The Denver Post has  two articles that take a look at online gambling, both have follow ups from readers.

8th April      Online Gambling     Source: The Scotsman
Gamblers fall into net of online fraud

7th April      Nevada & Cyberspace     Source: The Nevada Appeal
Internet gaming, a losing proposition

7th April      Online Casinos      Source: The Observer/Guardian Unlimited
Dotcom's casino disaster
Article on market conditions facing operators of online casinos and sportsbooks. The number of casinos is apparently falling as credit card restrictions now mean that alternative methods of payment have to be found.

7th April      Online Gambling     Source: The Observer/Guardian Unlimited
Trust me, I'm a well-known brand

7th April      Online Gambling     Source: The Observer/Guardian Unlimited
Russian mafia hits the jackpot by winning with bogus credit
First of three articles from the Observer covering online gambling.

5th April      Montreal, Quebec     Source: - April 1st
Kahnawake Gaming Commission Calls For Review
The Kahnawake Indian reservation just outside Montreal is run by Mohawk Indian Technologies (MIT) and is home to some 30+ internet casinos. Website:

5th April      London     Source: London Evening Standard & FT Global Archive
Gaming Insight serves up a treat
Celebrity chef takes to the gambling tables

5th April      London      Source: Northern Light/AFX
Gaming Insight raises funds, wins contracts; proceeding with gobarkingmad launch

4th April      Hong Kong      Source: FT Global Archive/Hong Kong iMail
Officials move to outlaw online betting

3rd April      Online Gambling      Source: Northern Light/
I Know Where You've Been Gaming
Wager Works is teaming up with geo-location technology provider Quova. The result will enable an online casino operator determine where each player is located.

3rd April      Online Gambling      Source:
Taking your Blackjack Game on the Road

2nd April      London       Source: FT Global Archive/AFX
Aspinalls Online to outsource casino operations to Golden Palace
"Aspinalls said it has incurred substantial losses in establishing and operating its own on-line gaming business". An amazing release that perhaps proves that an established "bricks and mortar" operation has little advantage in cyberspace.

2nd April      Las Vegas & Cyberspace       Source: Las Vegas Sun - April 1st & 2nd
Adelson in 'Net gaming pact
Casino operator sues Internet operators
Resorts win Internet litigation

29th March      Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Developer sues Internet sites
Steve Wynn has become the latest big name in the casino world to issue lawsuits against website's said to be infringing upon copyright.

29th March      Online Sports Betting     Source: USA Today
Online gamble pays off for Internet sports books

29th March      Montreal      Source: Northern Light/Canada NewsWire
SureFire Commerce Realigns Business Units due to Online Gaming Slowdown

29th March      London      Source: The Register
Online gambling tops Internet fraud league

29th March      Online Gambling      Source: Rolling Good Times
Kahnawake Gaming Commission Steps In To Review and Takes Sunny Group Offline

28th March      Online Gambling      Source: FT Global Archive
Online gambling fraud surges  - Internet Credit Card company seeks to tighten security
The European arm of Mastercard, Eurpopay has revealed that Internet casino transactions account for one fifth of all Internet credit card fraud.

27th March     Online Gambling      Source:
Casino Fortune Drops Microgaming, Selects Playtech

25th March     New Jersey      Source: The Bergen Record
Online gambling - Editorial
The Bergen Record is against the proposed idea to allow Atlantic City casinos the opportunity to operate via the Internet.

23rd March     Nevada & Cyberspace     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino industry concerns are latest obstacle for Internet gambling ban

22nd March     Nevada  & Online Gambling     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming Commission: Regulators idle on Internet gaming State report fails to clear up questions about federal law.
The major US & Las Vegas gaming companies may have to continue look overseas if they wish to operate online.

22nd March     Carson City, Nevada & Costa Rica     Source: Northern Light/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Casino May File Suit by E-mail
Court: Rio can serve summons by e-mail in dispute

21st March     London      Source: FT Global Archive/PRNewswire
Sportingbet enters Scandinavia with new marketing partnership

20th March     California & Dominican Republic      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Kathy Liebert Makes History at Million, Wins $1,000,000 and Becomes The First Woman In The World To Win A Major Poker Tournament

20th March     Online Gambling      Source:
Europe: iGambling's New Horizon

19th March     Toronto      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Says Las Vegas From Home.Com Lawsuit Without Merit And Is Preparing A Counterclaim

19th March     Online Gambling     Source:
APA Issues Health Advisory on Internet Gambling

18th March     London     Source: FT Global Archive/AFX
Gaming Insight hopes to secure additional financing shortly

18th March     Washington      Source: American Phsycological Association
Internet gamblers may be more likely to have  a serious gambling problem than other gamblers, study finds
Disordered Gambling Among University-Based Medical and Dental patients: A Focus on Internet Gambling
Press release and full article at the website of the American Phsycological Association.

18th March     Problem Gambling      Source: Yahoo/Health Scout News, &
Web Wagerers May Have Deeper Gambling Problem
Internet gambling breeds addiction
Study: Internet gambling stakes are high
The study was casrried out in Connecticut on 389 people of whom only 31 had gambled on the Internet.

18th March     Online Gambling      Source: Dallas Morning News
No need for Las Vegas or OTB when there is the Internet

15th March     Las Vegas  & Cyberspace     Source: Las Vegas Sun & Yahoo/Reuters
'Net gambling system selected; free-play prizes to be dropped
MGM Mirage to open on-line casino in one year

15th March     Online Gambling      Source: 
Online Casinos - Are They Honest? - Ted Loh (Spearmaster)

14th March     Vancouver     Source: National Post
Vancouver gamer sues Cryptologic

14th March     France     Source: Northern Light/La Tribune
Barriere launches free online casino

14th March     Online Gambling     Source:
Web Casino Ban Could Hurt Ad Players
Could Online Gambling Be Banned?
Almost 5% of all Internet advertising in September 2001 was from online casinos. Casino-on-Net was the Internets 11th largest advertiser in December.

14th March     Washington     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Internet betting ban bill closer to a vote

14th March     Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Selects WagerWorks as Content and Technology Partner for Online Casino

14th March     Philippines & Austria     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire is expanding - Philippines as a Springboard to Asian markets
The Austrian companies press release contains an indepth assessment of the Philippne market for gambling products.

14th March     Online Gambling     Source:
How It Should Be: The Power to Remake Internet Gambling
An iteresting piece on what Internet casinos may well look like in the future - but don't bet on it happening soon.

13th March     Washington     Source: CNET News/Reuters, Newsbytes/Washington Post & LVRJ
House panel approves Net gambling ban
House Subcommittee OKs Internet Gambling Ban
House panel OKs online betting ban

13th March     Las Vegas & Cyberspace     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Vegas firm wins 'Net suits -  Mandalay sues four more online entities

12th March     Washington      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal & Newsbytes
Casino lobbying group opposes Internet ban bill
House Subcommittee to vote on Internet gambling bill

11th March     Online Gambling      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire Begins the Final Rounds of the World's Largest Online Poker Tournament, the $1 Million Guaranteed First-Prize Million

11th March     South Africa       Source: Northern Light/Business Day & ITWeb
Aqua Online's Global Deal Proves Costly
Aqua Online Reports 69% Drop in Share Earnings

10th March     Online Advertising       Source: Pioneer Press
Beauty of body advertising is in the eye of the beholders
Comment on's recent fight with the Nevada Athletic Commission over tatoo advertisments.

9th March     Amsterdam       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Telemedia Amsterdam to Host Online Gaming Summit

8th March     Bookmaking       Source: & Irish Independent
Betting exchanges give punters new dimension
Betting: Tote Ireland joins forces with British has matched over £12 million in racing bets, mainly on the Cheltenam Festival in the last 7 days.

7th March    London      Source: Northern Light/AFX
IQ Ludorum says industry consolidation hits FY results; 'confident' for 2002 

7th March    Online Gambling      Source: &
Playboy Bringing Gambling to Wireless Devices
Rank confident can attract paying customers to its gaming website

6th March    Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Judge Rules in Favor of Tattoos and Boxer's First Amendment Rights

6th March   Online Gambling     Source:
All the News That's Fit to Print - A roundup of recent stories from the online side of the gaming world.

6th March    London     Source: FT Global Archive
Sportech up on Littlewoods' ITV deal - Companies see £2.8bn interactive market by 2006 

5th March   Chicago & London     Source: Chicago Business & CNET News
Playboy: Web gaming a winner
Playboy sees profit from Net gaming
Playboy's Internet casino uses software from Microgaming. The Playboy Sportsbook is a partnership with Ladbrokes.

5th March   Sweden & Alderney    Source: Northern Light/Primezone
Boss Media Signs Contract with the Largest Internet SportsBook

5th March   London     Source:
Sportech's Littlewoods Leisure, ITV in gaming partnership

5th March   Online Gambling     Source: ABC News/TechTV
Online Gambling Sparks Controversy - Internet Casinos Gain Popularity, Notoriety

4th March    San Francisco & Cyberspace     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Moscow Firm Says Internet Outside U.S. Law