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March - April 2004
Internet & Online

28th April           London & Australia
Bookies launch world's first Albatross race
Excellent idea. Conservationists and punters can find details of the event at:

27th April           Mobile Gaming  
Hold the Phone on Mobile Gambling

24th April           London            This is London/Evening Standard
Betfair challenges gambling curbs

19th April           London            Net Imperative
Bookmaker William Hill has unveiled a Virtual Reality Racecourse, called Greenside Park

19th April           London            Yahoo UK/Reuters
UK's Interactive Gaming, Sportingbet agree deal

13th April           London            Net Imperative
Gaming Corp lines up software buy - Boss Media to Playtech perhaps ?

13th April           London            The Independent
Online gambler bets on Israeli software buy
Gaming Corporation presently operate a Boss Media powered Internet casino and portal at:

9th April           Las Vegas            eMediaWire/
Prepaid Game Cards for Mobile Casino Gambling Increases Casino Loyalty

8th April           London  
Gaming Corporation plc - Launch of new casino sites

7th April           Manila 
Jaworski readies charges vs online gambling operators
Sage Casino ( has been closed since January following a Supreme Court ruling. Sports and Games Entertainment Corp. was originally granted a licence by PAGCOR.

6th April           Online Gambling 
US sites ditch online gaming ads

5th April           Online Advertising 
Web search sites stop taking gambling ads - NYT

5th April           Online Gambling           International Herald Tribune & New York Times
Hold all bets: Search engines end casino ads
Web Engines Plan to End Online Ads for Gambling
Both Yahoo & Google will stop taking Online Casino Ads from the end of April. For Yahoo this will only aply to their U.S. site.

2nd April           Washington           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Internet gaming back in forefront. Senator: WTO ruling could spur Congress to act

2nd April           NSW, Australia           ABC News Online
NSW continues push for Internet betting ban

1st April           Antigua & Jamaica           The Jamaica Observer
Antigua PM says WTO ruling on Internet gambling a great victory
The Pegasus and a bad policy on casinos

1st April           Singapore & Alice Springs           Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Casino operator Lasseters seeks Singapore listing

1st April           Australia  Australian
Casino link in child's game
The game was in boxes of Kelloggs Nutri-grain. The company can perhaps feel lucky that it was not in the U.S.

1st April           London           New Media Age
Sportingbet says Gambling Bill could push it offshore

1st April           London  &
Sportingbet Plc - Trading Update
Cheltenham boost for Sportingbet
Favourable results from both the Cheltenham festival and March madness in the U.S.

27th March           Online Gambling           CNN Money
Don't bet against online gambling

26th March           St. Johns, Antigua           Yahoo/AP
Antigua and Barbuda praises preliminary WTO ruling on Internet gambling

26th March           Manila 
SEC to closely watch PhilWeb

26th March           New York           New York Times & IHT
U.S. Online Gambling Policy Violates Law, W.T.O. Rules
Antigua fights U.S. on Internet gambling
"The U.S. says it wants open competition," he said. "But it only wants free trade when it suits the U.S."

26th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Bentson
WTO 'net gambling details remain secret

25th March           New York & Antiqua 
Antigua beats US on online gaming

25th March           Australia & Antigua 
Internet gambling ruling fails to recognise "moral" obligations: Minister

24th March           New York           Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg News
U.S. loses WTO ruling covering online gambling
In a landmark decision Antigua and Barbuda have won their case at the WTO against U.S. imposed restrictions on Internet gaming operators based on the islands.

24th March           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Man convicted of Internet betting free from prison in Nevada
Jay Cohen, founder of World Sports Exchange in Antigua has been released from Nellis low security Prison in Las Vegas after serving an 18 month sentence.

24th March           Online Gambling           Winner Online
Internet Texas Hold'em: Strategy Differences Between Online and Live Play

23rd March           Amsterdam & New York           eWorld Wire
Gaming Marketing Conference / Casino Affiliate Convention To Be Held April 15-16 In Amsterdam

22nd March           Nicosia, Cyprus          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Playtech Announces New Games Which Set Benchmark For Player Interactivity, Entertainment

22nd March           London          This is London
City Index to launch betting site -

22nd March           Glasgow & Edinburgh          The Racing Post - Registration required
Court case paves way for Easibet expansion
A Scottish court has thrown out William Hill's objections to Henry Spurways "Easibets" bookmakers using betting terminals powered by Hills's must pay all court costs.

20th March           Online Gambling          International Herald Tribune
Online gamblers play at the edge of U.S. law

20th March           London          Las Vegas Sun
Branson launching Virgin Group 'net gambling site
Richard Branson has recruited Oscar Nieboer as managing director of Virgin Games. He was formerly President of Marketing at the now closed MGM MIRAGE Online.

19th March           London          London Evening Standard
Extortion scam costs betting firms millions
Mafia targets net betting firms
With a demand for just $10,000 the DOS attacks are more than likely the work of opportunists rather than "Organised crime" as the article suggests.

18th March           Manila, Philappines          Business World & Reuters
PhilWeb bags deal to operate internet casino
Philippines gambles on web casino the first Internet casino given a license by PAGCOR has been closed for a number of months.

17th March           London          New Media Age
Virgin Group moves into online gambling arena
NMA report that will be a part of and is due to go live in June.

16th & 17th March           London          London Evening Standard
UK and US in gambling review row
Betfair hits back at 'hypocrites'

17th March           London          Yahoo/Reuters
Net crime gangs try to cash in on UK horse festival
William Hill were apparently targeteted on the 11th of March with an email later arriving demanding a payment of $10,000.

16th March           London          London Evening Standard
Betting hit by hackers
On the first day of Cheltenham both Totalbet and UKbetting have been victims of east-european extortionists.

16th March           London          The Daily Telegraph
Online gambling makes poker stars flush
The Hendon Mob's $1 million sponsorship by Prima Poker - Website:

15th March           San Jose, Costa Rica
CEO of Discusses Regulating Online Gambling Industry: States Should Lead the Charge
David Carruthers an Englishman who is the CEO of Costa Rican based

15th March           Kathmandu, Tibet          The Economic Times India
Now, online casinos in Kathmandu
Launched by the Nepal Recreation Centre offers sports betting and casino games.

15th March           London & Nicosia,uk
TradingSports delivers P2P betting exchange to Cypriot gaming group
Golanta Sports will use the P2P system at the domain

15th March           Online Gambling
U.S. Threatens Action Against Online Gambling
Costa Rican based has had their advertisements banned on New York busses. Yahoo and Google however continue to take advertising for Internet casinos.

11th March           London          New Media Age
UK tax authorities expected to force casinos onshore

9th March           Online Gambling          Yahoo/USA Today &
Online betting sites fight cyberextortion based in Antigua has apparently paid $30,000 to hackers according to USA Today.

6th March           Online Gambling &
Bettor wins $1.3 million; Net casino won't pay
A cautionary tale about a disputed win of $1.3 million at the Real Time Gaming powered The story has been covered in detail by Bryan Bailey at

5th March           London          Net Imperative
Sky bets big on iTV gaming
"Sky Vegas Live" that debuted yesterday has a team of 10 presenters. Programme hours are 6pm to 2am daily.
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