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March - April 2003
Internet & Online

30th April          Washington          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Regulate online gaming, casino executive urges - Exec says rules better than a ban

29th April          Austin, Texas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Majority of Americans Oppose Government Efforts to Ban Internet Gambling
A survey commissioned by the Interactive Gambling Council has found that 55% of Americans are opposed to laws that would ban online gambling.

29th April          Online Gambling         Source: PCWorld.com
What Are the Odds of Legal Online Casinos? - Competing bills would ban or build up e-betting

29th April          Toronto           Source: iGamingNews/River City Group
River City Group Moves GIGSE '03 to Montreal
The new date for GIGSE 2003 is June 17th -19th at the Palais des Congres de Montreal. This is the second gaming show to be re-scheduled due to the SARS outbreak.

29th April          Toronto         Source: Toronto Globe & Mail - April 26th
Global gamblers not set to bet on city
Organizers River City Group are now thinking of either canceling or re-locating the GIGSE conference, May 20th to 22nd, because of the WHO travel advisory to Toronto. Latest updates at: www.gigse.com

28th April          Antigua          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
BetWWTS.com Opens Land-Based Racing and Sports Book in Antigua

18th April          Sports Betting        Source: St. Petersburg Times
Fox gambling links surprise MLB - Links and advertising on U.S. based sports websites.

16th April          Calgary, Alberta        Source: Yahoo/CCN Matthews
Chartwell Technology Inc.: Victor Chandler Renews Software License Agreement

14th April          Online Gambling         Source: DC.Internet.com
Web Gambling Sites Form Standards Group
The founding of the E-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA)

14th April          Curacao, N.A.         Source: Yahoo/Internet Wire
$90,000,000 CASH Paid to Date on JackpotMadness.com

13th April          Washington          Source: PhillyBurbs.com
Former casino regulators now working in Internet gambling
A look at the work of former New Jersey gaming regulators Frank Catania & Keith Furlong who are now Consultants for the Interactive Gaming Council.

11th April          Online Gambling          Source: InternetNews.com
Web Gambling Group Rolls Lobbying Dice - Interactive Gaming Council

11th April          London & Antigua          Source: Winner Online
World Gaming Plc Announces Investment By Sportingbet Plc

9th April          Carson City, Nevada         Source: Ananova.com & Las Vegas Sun
Britons lined up for TV gambling trial
Nevada officials cool to British gaming link

9th April          Toronto          Source: Canada.com/CP
Ex-CryptoLogic CEO got C$510,000 good-bye payment on top of salary

8th April          Carson City          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Live from Lauglin, it's TV gambling
New York company Kenilworth Systems wishes to beam Roulette from Laughlin, Nevada to Europe via Satellite. To Gaming floor's knowlege there are at least 3 companies already transmitting live casino games over the Internet & via Satellite.

8th April          London          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Gaming plc secures strategic financial partner - New relationship brings stability and provides catalyst for growth

4th April          Online Gambling         Source: Net Imperative
PayPal accused but US regulators to blame

3rd  April          Online Gambling         Source: Gainsville Sun/AP
Sportsbook Claims Insider 'Survivor' Bets
Costa Rica-based BoDog.com has suspended betting on the Survivor TV series after finding that CBS employees were betting (and winning) on the outcome.

3rd April          London         Source: Times Online
Harrods relaunches online casino
Harrods has terminated the companies contract with Gaming Insight and decided to re-launch with software from Kismet International.

2nd April          Toronto         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Announces Contract With The Largest Independent Online Sports Content Provider In The United Kingdom

2nd April          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Execs leave Park Place 'Net unit - Venture with Mandalay also affected

2nd April          Online Gambling          Source: Adult Video News
PayPal's E-Gambling Transactions Violate Patriot Act: Feds

2nd April          Vancouver, B.C.         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Poker.com Inc. Acquires Pokersoft License for Exclusive Development of Skill Poker System

1st April         Online Gambling          Source: San Francisco Chronicle
EBay unit runs afoul of the feds - PayPal faces penalties under Patriot Act

1st April          Online Gambling        Source: Business2.com - Must read!
Online Gambling's Mr. Big  - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4
A very rare article that reveals  who owns and runs the Internet's largest casinos. Casino-on-net.com alone having an advertising budget of $40 million and estimated gross revenues of $200 million.

1st April          Online Gambling        Source: New York Times/Las Vegas Sun
'Net gambling operators look for ways around payment curbs

31st March          Horse Racing        Source: Thoroughbred Times
Former chief steward urges racing industry to unite against betting exhanges
The proponent of the idea is a consultant to the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

31st March          Caribbean Sportsbetting         Source: New York Times
Gambling Sites Adjust to Scrutiny

31st March          Mobile & Wireless Gambling        Source: The Feature - Februray 11th
A World of Mobile Gamblers

29th March          Online Gambling & Los Angeles         Source: Ananova.com
Gamblers bet on Saddam's fall
Nuns' bet wins £50,000

28th March          Toronto         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Adds New Online Poker Customer

26th March          Online Gambling          Source: Net Imperative
Top 10 gambling search terms
Gambling, Betting, Poker, Roulette, Blackjack, Casinos, Lottery, National Lottery, Sportsbetting & Video Poker.

25th March          Antigua & Barbuda          Source: InternetNews.com
Antigua May Fight U.S. Online Gambling Ban Plan

22nd March          Online Gambling          Source: The Hindustan Times
Gamblers place bets on Saddam's demise
The distasteful practise of some Internet sportsbooks and spread betting companies to take bets on the Iraq war.

22nd March          Washington           Source: Comuter User/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Department of Justice Rebuked for Silence on Internet Gambling

21st March          Washington           Source: DC.internet.com
Bad Bet? Congress Wants to Regulate Web Wagering

21st March          Trade Events           Source: WinnerOnline.com
Top 3 Internet Gambling Trade Shows

20th March          London           Source: PRNewswire
World Gaming PLC announces release of new casino games

19th March           Washington          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Internet gambling said to be 'rapidly growing social problem'

18th March           New York         Source: Hoovers.com/Business Wire
MasterCard Voices Support for Measures to Stop the Use of Payment Cards for Illegal Internet Gambling

18th March           Washington         Source: Arizona Republic
Kyl: Online gaming a dangerous addiction

18th March           Washington         Source: DC.Internet.com
Illegal Internet Gambling Thriving

18th March           Washington         Source: Boston.com/DigitalMass
Internet-gambling ban wins support in Senate

17th March           Online Gambling - Dublin & Antigua         Source: Star Tribune/Boston Globe
Wondering about Saddam's fate? Betting odds are good indicators

17th March           Online Gambling - Dublin & Antigua         Source: MSNBC.com - March 14th
P2P betting sites target NCAA hoops
TradeSports.com based in Ireland has taken the risky decision to accept bets from the U.S.

17th March           London         Source: New Media Age
Sky launches new casino-style iTV betting service
Digital TV viewers will now have the chance to win up to £250,000 on Sky's Bet Vegas channel.

17th March           Curacao & Cyberspace         Source: Yahoo/Internet Wire
Introducing Ronald: Winner of the World's Largest Ever Online Jackpot
Ronald H. has apparently won $1,626,184 at Microgaming powered www.goldentigercasino.com. There is no mention of where he lives.

16th March           Online Gambling        Source: Star Tribune/Boston Globe
Wondering about Saddam's fate? Betting odds are good indicators

15th March           Online Gambling - Caribbean         Source: The Hartford Courant
Wagering On War At Internet Window
BetonSports based in Costa Rica has apparently taken 4,500 bets worth $300,000 on war related propositions.

15th March           Online Gambling          Source: Wired.com
Online Gambling Laws a Good Bet & Page 2

14th March           Washington          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
House panel passes Net bet ban - Divergent views over bill prompt spirited debate
Bill may bring unwanted byproduct - Officials fear possible stoking of money laundering

14th March           Antigua          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
BetWWTS.com Expects over $25 Million Bet on 'March Madness'
The Antiqua based operation believe that it will take more money on March Madness Basketball than any Las Vegas sportsbook.

14th March           Washington          Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Bill to outlaw Internet gambling approved
Measure back proposing study on Web betting - Second plan calls to ban credit to pay online wagers

14th March           Las Vegas & Isle of Man          Source: Net Imperative
Internet casino gambling on the UK 

13th March           Kahnawake Reserve, Canada          Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Trident Tackles Problem Gaming; 'Expert help available online'

13th March           Online Gambling          Source: Northern Light/Canada News Wire
Bookmaker Takes Stand Against War Bets - BetWWTS.com Believes Highly Publicized Bets Are in Poor Taste

13th March           Washington          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Measure back proposing study on Web betting - Second plan calls to ban credit to pay online wagers

13th March           Washington          Source: iGamingNews.com/River City Group
Another Round for Kyl and Conyers Bills

12th March           Washington          Source: SiliconValley.com/AP
Some lawmakers call for regulating, not banning, online gambling

12th March           Korea         Source: Korea Times
Law Revision Bans Gambling at PC Rooms, Internet Cafes

10th March           San Diego & Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
VirtGame Announces Sale of Wagering Software to Casino MonteLago

10th March           Irvine, California        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
SSP Affiliate Granted Internet Gaming License -- Venetian Interactive to Operate Online Gaming Overseas

10th March           Las Vegas & Isle of Man        Source: Net Imperative
Shackled MGM Mirage starts marketing push

9th March           Online Gambling        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Caught in a Web: Future of online casinos debated
Detailed and comprehensive interview with Jay Cohen. Ironically he is serving his sentence at the Nellis Federal Prison Camp just off the Las Vegas Strip.

9th March           Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Venetian's online move fuels e-gaming debate

9th March           Manila, Philappines        Source: Mamila Sunday Times
Pagcor mulls suits against cellular phone companies

8th March           Sark, Channel Islands         Source: Guernsey Press and Star
Sark must amend new gambling law - SARK has about a year to establish itself as an e-gaming jurisdiction - Link liable to have changed!

7th March           Toronto          Source: MyTelus/CP & SiliconValley.com
CryptoLogic bets on Lewis Rose as gambling software developer's CEO
Gambling Software Developer Taps New CEO

7th March           London          Source: Revolution Magazine
Casino-on-net signs £800,000 ad deal with Freeserve

7th March           Las Vegas & Alderney          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Las Vegas Sun
Venetian Interactive Granted Internet Gaming License
Venetian unit awarded license for Internet gambling
Las Vegas Sands the owner of the The Venetian has been awarded an Interactive Gaming License and an Electronic Betting Center License by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

7th March           Online Gambling         Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
Odds low for end to online betting

6th March           London          Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
Drinking, gambling open doors to UK fixed wireless

6th March           Calgary, Alberta         Source: Yahoo/CCN Mathews
Chartwell Reports Continued Growth

6th March           Australia          Source: The Melbourne Age
Centrebet solution a safe gamble

4th March           London         Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
The U.K. National Lottery launches online interactive service (www.national-lottery.co.uk)

3rd March           Online Gambling          Source: ZDNet.co.uk/Reuters
Online betting spawns new gamblers
Betfair.com is less than 3 years old and has a user base of 75,000. At peak times the site may take up to 12,000 bets a minute.

3rd March           Toronto          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire  & Toronto Star
CryptoLogic Achieves Key Regulatory Milestone
CryptoLogic heralds island gambling licence