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May - June 2004
Internet & Online

30th June          New Zealand           New Zealand Herald/NZPA
Online gambling restricted from tomorrow
The Gambling Act 2003 comes into force on the 1st July in New Zealand and replaces the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977 and the Casino Control Act 1990.
More details are available from the Department of Internal Affairs website.

30th June          Washington & Antigua           Reuters
U.S., Antigua Seek Solution to Internet Gambling Case

28th June          Singapore          The Business Times & Taipei Times/AFP
Allow Net gaming, Asian govts urged
Gaming companies want legal online bets

27th June          London          The Racing Post - Registration required
Jockey Club to contact new betting exchange went live last monday.

26th June          Online Gambling          Boston Globe
Protection rackets hit online gambling

26th June          Australia          Sydney Morning Herald
Bookies wary as exchanges report looms

23rd June          Houston, Texas
Briton fined for near-naked Super Bowl jig

23rd June          Dublin          Business World
Paddy Power introduces mobile gambling

22nd June          Houston, Texas
Notorious Brit streaker may face U.S. jail
Mark Roberts streak and antics at the Superbowl were part of a long running promotional campaign for

20th June          Online Gambling          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casinos may stand to gain in cyberspace
Some crazy statistics in this report!

19th June          Australia          Sydney Morning Herald
Cabinet hedges its bets on internet gambling

18th June          Calgary, Alberta          Yahoo/CCN Matthews
Chartwell Announces Record Revenue and Continued Profitability

14th June          Bangkok, Thailand          Yahoo/AFP
Thailand blocks English gambling websites to stem Euro 2004 betting
Quite remarkable story with very sinister overtones.

13th June          Online Gambling          The Guardian/Sunday Observer
Women raise the stakes for online casinos
"the typical net gambling addict is a married woman aged over 40, surfing the net when her husband is out of the house."

11th June          London Law Firm & LVS/Bloomberg News
William Hill infringed database right, says Advocate-General
Betting chains face new limits on use of data
An interesting list of companies that apparently in the past have not been paying to use copyrighted data.

10th June          Gibraltar          New Media Age
Victor Chandler launches full mobile betting service

10th June          London          Yahoo/Sharecast
Sportech launches Interactive Betting on ITV
Sportech's products include Littlewoods BetDirect and

9th June          Online Gambling          Winner Online
10 Minutes With...Andrew Beveridge from eCOGRA
eCOGRA was set up and is funded by Microgaming and Casino on Net. Website:

8th June          London          Net Imperative
Cantor unveils spread betting service
Cantor's new service will be known as Spread Fair. Website:

7th June          London & Costa Rica          Yahoo/Reuters
Betting firm Betonsports plans UK flotation

7th June          Manila, Philappines          Honolulu Star-Bulletin/Bloomberg
Philippine ISP plans online betting for cockfights

6th June          Online Poker
Sexton Talks About the Online Impact
In this years WSOP Final no less that 912 players qualified through satellite tournaments in online Poker rooms.

2nd June          London          Yahoo UK/Reuters
UK online betting exchange to list, riles bookies &

31st May          Manila         Khaleej Times/AFP
Philippines to launch Internet-based cockfight betting
The distasteful venture is apparently a partnership between Philippine state owned casino operator PAGCOR and Philweb Corp.

31st May          London         Reuters & The Racing Post - Registration Required
Web betting has bookmakers in a spin
Ladbrokes refuse to rule out exchange U-turn
Chris Bell, CEO of Ladbrokes has claimed that at least one race a day in Britain is fixed. Several industry commentators have challenged him to come up with hard facts.

31st May          U.S. - Online Gambling         New York Times
U.S. Steps Up Push Against Online Casinos by Seizing Cash

30th May          Las Vegas
The road to poker glory goes through the Internet
Four of the player's on the WSOP final table had qualified through

27th May          Hollywood, California          PRNewswire
Strip Poker on Trial Starring The Ultimate Poker Babes DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES???  Website:

25th May          London          Revolution
William Hill to launch interactive TV betting channel

23rd May          London          London Evening Standard
Online gambling to escape tax

21st May          London          Digital Spy
William Hill to launch TV channel
Hill's have teamed up with Digital Interactive Television Group to bring their own digital TV channel with interactive games and live betting available through the remote control.

20th May          London          New Media Age
Blue Square online casino launch will rival sister site
Channel 4 in deal to bring iTV betting to Big Brother

18th May          Toronto          International Herald Tribune
Online gambling group dislikes the odds of meeting in U.S.
Reports from GIGSE that is presently being held in Toronto. Also in a surprise move the Interactive Gaming Council has recently decided not to accept the membership of sports betting companies.

18th May          London          Net Imperative
New betting company seeks £5m

11th May          London &  Antigua         Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Gaming plc reports first quarter results

11th May          London &  Toronto         Yahoo/Business Wire
Betfair's Online Poker Site Goes Live Powered By CryptoLogic-Developed Software

11th May          London          Yahoo UK/Reuters & ShareCast
Ukbetting results disappoint but sees 2004 profit
UKbetting looks to better 2004

10th May          Toronto          Yahoo/Reuters
Cryptologic posts stronger 1st-quarter profit

9th May          London          New Media Age
Top betting exchanges plan formal alliance
Betfair, Betdaq and Sporting Options may  team up to counter recent critisism of them by traditional bookmakers and their lobbyists.

5th May          Dublin          Yahoo UK /Irish technology News
E-betting opens in Ireland, creates jobs
Victor Chandler have now opened up their Irish unit trading from the domain:

4th May          Dublin & Gibraltar          RTE & Business World
Victor Chandler betting on Ireland
Victor Chandler targets Irish betting
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