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May - June 2002
Internet & Online

30th June       Washington       Source: CNN.com/Reuters
Internet gambling ban faces long odds
Senator Goodlatte's Bill to get legislation passed to ban offshore gambling looks increasingly unlikely to be called to the House floor before the August break.

29th June       Online Gambling       Source: BBC.co.uk
Betting on the net
A look at betting on Soccer using the"Asian handicap"

29th June       Online Gambling       Source: Wired.com
PayPal Rolls Dice on Gambling
Paypal will apparently make $16 million in 2002 from fees associated with funding online gambling accounts. 500 gambling sites signing up to accept Paypal accounts in the 1st quarter.

28th June       Online Gambling        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Expert says credit card ban can be overcome
Executives continue to weigh Internetgaming - Children's online gambling worrisome
The Las Vegas Sun reporting from the iGamingWorld conference at the Bellagio.

28th June       Online Gambling       Source: Northern Light/AFX
Aspinalls Online FY opg loss 41.31 mln stg mainly due to acquisition write-off
Despite the renowned brand name, Aspinalls.com has posted what could easily be the biggest loss ever recorded by an online casino company. A £41.31 million loss on sales of just £1.25 million.

28th June       Antigua & London       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
DrHoBets.com: How Would You Like Your Stake, Sir?! - All Bets On As DrHo888.com, Betfair.com Deal Up Asia's First Punter-Bets-Punter Open Betting Exchange
Dr Ho has teamed up with Betfair.com to offer the Chinese language section of the site. Betfair is the world's largest sports betting exchange regularly matching bets totaling £20 million each week - on Horse racing alone!

27th June       Washington      Source: New York Times/AP & Federal Trade Commission
F.T.C. says kids are gambling on websites
FTC Warns Consumers about Online Gambling and Children
Online Gambling and Kids: A Bad Bet

27th June       Online Gambling      Source: Yahoo Technology/Reuters
Analysis: Credit Card Ban of Online Casinos Costly

26th June       Las Vegas & London      Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Harrods still looking for Las Vegas casino partner
Online gambling ad spots may have targeted Nevadans
Web casino ads concern state regulator - Radio spots for offshore casinos spark debate
Reports from the 1st iGamingWorld conference that was held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas this week.

26th June       Online Gambling       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Without Credit Cards Can E-Gaming Survive? - Bear Stearns Examines The Latest Hurdle For Online Gaming

26th June       London       Source: London Evening Standard & Ananova.com
Sportingbet buys online rival
World Cup wins for Sportingbet
Sportingbet in £4.5m buy as it moves into black
SportingOdds.com the fixed odds side of Sporting Index has been bought for £4.5 million.

26th June       Online Gambling       Source: WinnerOnline.com
Classic Internet Gambling Quotes

25th June       Online Gambling       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Analyst slashes Internet gambling revenue estimate
Bear, Stearns & Co. gaming analyst Jason Ader believes revenues from Internet gambling will be $4.2 billion in 2003 - down from an earlier estimate of $6.2 billion.

25th June       London       Source: Yahoo UK/Primezone & Anaova.com
Ladbrokes in mobile pay deal before World Cup semi
Hilton's Ladbroke unit signs deal with paybox, to offer new bet-payment method

25th June       Sweden & London      Source: Yahoo UK/Primezone
Boss Media Signs Contract with British Sportsbook
bet365 Group Ltd is the latest bookmaker to choose Boss Media's Internet casino product and joins Victor Chandler and Sportingbet.com.

25th June       Israel       Source: Voice of America News
Israel's Zone4Play.Com Won 1st Place of 'The Neddies Awards' For Its Development of A Casino Style Game Application for Interactive TV Platforms

22nd June       Toronto       Source: The National Post
Credit card refusals hit Cryptologic

21st June       Online Gambling       Source: WinnerOnline.com
Casino Reality Brings the Game to Life
Winner Online takes a look at the live dealer Internet casino supplier Casino Reality. Their main client is the DrHo casino out of Antiqua.

20th June       Toronto       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic to Take Special Charge In Q2, Revises Outlook For 2002

20th June       New York & Alderney       Source: Daily Telegraph
Payne calls foul on betting block
Sportingbet.com takes around 60% of its bets from America. The companies share price has recently declined to 86p from a 52 week high of 169p.

19th June       Washington       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
House committee toughens, approves Web gaming ban

19th June       Australia       Source: Ananova.com
Internet betting site offered odds on races already run

19th June       Vancouver & London      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ladbrokes, The World's Largest Bookmaker, Launches Their Poker.com Card Room

19th June       London      Source: Sharecast.com
Launch of gobarkingmad
The long awaited launch of Gaming Insight's interactive Greyhound betting service will be on 24th June.

18th June       Washington      Source: MSNBC/Reuters & ABC News TechTV
Web gambling ban passes hurdle - Controversial effort clears U.S. House committee
Net Gambling Debate Rages - Bill Has the Backing of Conservatives and Casinos

17th June       Washington & Antigua      Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Newswires
US High Court Rejects Appeal By Internet-Gambling Executive
Jay Cohen is the first Internet offshore gaming operator to be found guilty by a US court. He returned voluntarily to the US from Antigua to face the charges.

14th June       Online Gambling      Source: DigitalMass.com/AP & CBS News
Citibank agrees to block online gambling with credit cards
Citibank Drops Its Poker Face
Citibank, America's largest credit card issuer is the latest of a number of US companies who are taking steps to prevent their cards being used to fund online gambling.

14th June       Curacao       Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
USA in Second Round! VIPsports.com Quoting 40 to 1 for a Team USA World Cup
For those who believe in miracles a better price of 125 to 1 is available at Betfair.com.

14th June       Washington        Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Internet gaming ban bill debated - Amendment excusing dog tracks defeated

14th June       Washington        Source: Yahoo & CNET/Reuters
Web Gambling Ban Effort Slows on Dog Track Concern
Net gambling bill mired in exemptions

13th June       New Jersey        Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Online ban target N.J. wagers

12th June        Vancouver        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Poker.com Ready To Deal 7 Millionth Hand

2nd  - 9th June        World Cup Betting - Asia       Source: Yahoo/AP & AFP
Police smash more illegal soccer gambling centers during World Cup matches
Police bust hi-tech World Cup betting centre
Police target World Cup bookies in Malaysia

6th June        London?       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Ole!  InterCasino Launches New Spanish Casino

6th June       London       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Announcing HardRockCasino.com
The casino which is owned by the Rank Group will operate from the Isle of Man under a licence issued in January 2002. Rank operates casinos in the UK and two in Belgium under the Grosvenor Casino brand and has a membership base of some 700,000.

5th June        Curacao       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Black Rhino Casino - World's First Charitable On-Line Casino Launches!

4th June        Online Gambling       Source: WinnerOnline.com - Max Dreyman
7 Things Every Online Gambler Should Know

4th June        Calgary, Alberta       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Chartwell Continues to Expand European Presence

4th June        Cambridge, Massachusetts       Source: Northern Light/
Grand Virtual Announces First Global Peer-to-Peer Wagering on the Internet -- Grand Virtual's WagerCity(TM) Opens With Betting For World Cup Soccer

2nd June       Online Gambling       Source: Yahoo Spain/Reuters
Mayor anunciante 'online' en España es una empresa de casinos
Cassava Enterprises, owners of Casino-on-Net apparently spent €4.5 million on advertising on Spanish language websites last year.

31st May        London       Source: Ananova.com
UK's Sports.com goes into administration
Teamtalk clinches ukbetting deal

31st May        Toronto       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Evaluating Alternatives In Light Of Sports.com Financial Difficulties

30th May        Isle of Man       Source: Tax-news.com
Online Gambling Company Warns Over Manx E-Commerce
Online sportsbook operator betinternet.com is frustrated over delays associated with their application for an Interactive gaming license.

30th May        Toronto        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Announces Launch of Bingo and Release of German, Spanish and Japanese Language Casino Software

30th May        London       Source: Ananova.com
Ladbrokes and Manchester United join forces

27th May        Dominican Republic       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
PartyPoker.com Named Charter Member of the World Poker Tour

26th May        Online Gambling       Source: Northern Light/TheStreet.com
Online Gambling Is a Real Shaky Bet

24th May        Internet betting      Source: Yahoo UK/PRNewswire
"On-line betting will be the big long term  winners from the World Cup" says chief executive
Sportingbet.com are increasing their support staff for the expected surge of novices placing their very first bet via the Internet.

23rd May        Online Gambling       Source: WinnerOnline.com - Max Drayman
Are Random Number Generators Really Random?

20th May       Missouri & Cyberspace        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Essential Legal Guide to Internet Gambling
The 5th edition of Anthony Cabot's Internet Gambling Report published by the River City Group is available from today. Website: www.igamingnews.com

20th May       London       Source: Yahoo/Primezone
ukbetting plc Plays Its Hand at Poker; Poker Zone to Launch at Star-Studded London Poker Night

18th May       Antigua      Source: Rolling Good Times
Online Casino Review - Dr. Ho 888 Live Casino

17th May       Nevada      Source: Las Vegas Sun, LVRJ & Philly.com/AP
Station opposes intrastate Internet gaming
Security of Web wagers debated
Internet gambling poses questions for Nevada regulators

16th May       Toronto     Source: National Post
Ottawa weighs law to allow Net gambling
Dennis Mills, who represents the Toronto-Danforth riding, speaking at the Global Interactive Gaming Conference in Toronto.

16th May       Sweden & London      Source: Yahoo/Primezone
Boss Media Signs Contract with Gala Group Ltd. -- One of U.K.'s Largest Bingo & Casino Operators

16th May       Austria & Germany      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
betandwin.com Acquires Interest in German Sports Betting Provider Odds Sportdata
The German sports bettor presently only has a limited selection of domestic companies to choose from - all offer very uncompetative odds.

15th May       Washington     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Internet gambling revisions supported by casinos

15th May       Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino developer wins right to domain names

15th May       Washington      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Casino lobbying group backs Web gaming ban
Two amendments have been made to Senator Goodlatte's bill "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" that now goes in front of House Judiciary Committee.

14th May       Online Gambling      Source: WinnerOnline.com
Tips from The Wizard of Odds
Michael Shackleford answering some interesting questions about gambling online and the fairness of different manufacturers software.

14th May       Washington & Cyberspace      Source: MSNBC/Washington Post & The Guardian
Angling to pay taxes in America - British businessman hires lobbying firm to take up cause
Let me pay £7.5m tax, begs chief

13th May       Online Gambling       Source: The Irish Times/PA
‘Please sir can I pay some tax?’ pleads Web bookie
Advertisement's will appear in Wednesday's Washington Post & Times from Sportingbet. The Internet sports bookmaker  wishes to be allowed to pay gambling taxes to the U.S.Government.

13th May       London       Source: Ananova.com
Businessman bids to force US to regulate online gambling

11th May       Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
State panel will address Web wagering at meeting

10th May       Hong Kong       Source: Newsbytes.com
Hong Kong Cybercafes Target Of Gambling Crackdown

10th May       Online Gambling - Kahnawake, Canada      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mothers Win Big at Jackpot Factory - Four Online Moms Share a Total of $491,432.05

9th May       London      Source: Ananova.com
Tote and Sporting Life to end partnership to operate totalbet.com

7th May       Online Gambling       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
USA and New York Casinos Re-launch with Playtech Software
InterContinental Casinos was Boss Media's first licensee, opening USA Casino in May 1998.

7th May       Online Gambling       Source: WinnerOnline.com
iGambling Licenses: Interview with GamblingLicenses.com

6th May       Las Vegas & Cyberspace        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Venetian wins U.N. complaint against Internet operator
Technology speeds plans for Internet gambling

6th May       London        Source: Ananova.com
Punters set to snap up alligator racing
Sporting chance for £40,000 World Cup punter
Blue Square who pioneered Internet hamster racing last year are now loading the traps with baby alligators.

6th May       London       Source: The Independent
Gala plans to launch bingo on the Web

3rd May       Las Vegas & Antiqua       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Judge limits coverage of LV firm's Internet gambling patent
The patent infringement lawsuit brought by i2Corp/Home Gambling Network against DrHo.com

1st May       London & Cyberspace      Source: Guardian Unlimited
The threat of gambling on the internet
Not everyone is happy in the British racing industry about betting exchanges and the potential for a trainer or jockey to make a profit from a losing horse.

1st May       Boxing      Source: Kansas City Star
Gloves coming off for boxers' tattoos
The continuing rumble caused by GoldenPalace.com tatooing their name on professional boxers backs.

1st May       Toronto      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
New Licensees, Products Pave Way For European Growth - CryptoLogic Targets 50% Of Licensee Revenue From Non-U.S. Markets By Year-End
CryptoLogic Announces Settlement Of New Jersey Civil Action
Cryptologic have two well known UK brands, Ritz Interactive and Littlewoods  shortly about to go live. Sports.com has also chosen the companies Java casino games.

1st May       Bonn, Germany      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
InterCasino Launches Into German Market - Online Casino Designed With European Panache