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November - December 2002
Internet & Online

26th December         Costa Rica          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Costa Rica Bookies Place Odds on a New Home
A look at unlicensed Sportsbook operations based in Costa Rica that employ thousands of local students, but presently pay no taxes.

26th December         Curacao        Source: Yahoo/Internet Wire
Major Millions Jackpot Exceeds $1,000,000; New Millionaire to Receive Luxurious Barbados Bonus

24 & 26th December         London        Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
World Gaming PLC announces suspension of CEO
Internet gambling firm suspends CEO

23rd December         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
EPAM Announces Content Management Support for Newly Launched LasVegas.com

19th December         Washington & Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Ruling muddles Internet gaming legality concerns - Decision may impact state's policy

18th December         London & Sweden          Source: Northern Light/Primezone & Yahoo Sweden
Freeserve, the U.K.'s Biggest ISP, Launches Online Bingo with Boss Media
Boss Media: Genombrott för Boss Medias nya bingoplattform
Sweden's Boss Media, Victor Chandler and Free serve are teaming up to offer Bingo at: www.freeservebingo.co.uk

18th December         Online Gambling           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gambling Psychics Predict Big Winners at InterCasino
The press release from Intercasino.com predicts big winners on the Spice Island Poker and Rags to Riches slot in the next 10 days!.

16th December         San Jose, Costa Rica         Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Online Casino Introduces Live Dealers Through Real Time Video Feed
GoldenPalace.com is using software provided by Casino Reality who also supply the same technology to DrHo's live casino based in Antigua.

13th December          Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Binion's plans to launch Internet casino
Binions.com now offers play for fun casino games supplied by Access Gaming Systems.

11th December         Kahnawake, Canada          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
King Solomon's Casino Unveils Findings of Player-Profile Study

11th December         Nassau, Bahamas          Source: The Nassau Guardian
Bahamas eyes Internet Gambling
Report from the recent Internet and Wireless gaming conference held at Atlantis on Paradise Island.

10th December         Online Gambling          Source: TheRegister.co.uk
Hijacked? Fight over Poker.com URL

10th December         Paradise Island, Bahamas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Nine Internet and Wireless Gaming Pioneers Were Honored at the Sixth Annual International Symposium on Internet and Wireless Gambling Law and Management

9th December         Vancouver           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Poker.Com Loses Domain to Hijacking
The company apparently has rights on the domain name until 2098.

9th December         London           Source: Ananova.com
Earthport to supply Sportingbet.com with online payment services

9th December         London           Source: The Guardian
Harrods to reopen its online gaming casino

4th December        Online Gambling        Source: Thoroughbred Times
Congressmen disagree on what to do with Internet gaming

3rd December        Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Internet gaming issue tossed to lawmakers - Gaming Board tossing Internet hot potato to Legislature

3rd December        Isle of Man?        Source: Yahoo/Internet Wire
Microgaming Distinguished As Best System Provider, Top Casino Software By Gaming Industry

3rd December        Online Gambling        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Reid will push Net bet ban - Money laundering still a worry

30th November        Online Gambling & U.S. Casinos       Source: BBC.co.uk - Click Online
Vegas casinos bet on the net
Click Cash Prizes  - watch the Click Online programme with a profile of the participants.
A look at why the major U.S: operators have been very cautious about starting Internet based operations.

27th November        Toronto       Source: Stockhouse.com/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Welcomes US Legislation To Regulate Internet Gaming

26th November        Online Gambling       Source: Yahoo/Wall Street Journal
Internet Casinos Lose Allies
Paypal has now stopped Internet Casino payment transactions and apparently Yahoo will discontinue all casino advertising on its U.S. portal.

26th November        Curacao       Source: Yahoo/Internet Wire
Over $80,000,000 Won: Huge Win At New Jackpot Madness Casino Pushes Total Progressive Payouts To New Record

22nd November        Louisiana        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Internet gambling industry wins key ruling - Backlash possible

22nd November        Washington        Source: Detroit News
Internet gambling commission proposed

22nd November        London        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Gaming praises Conyers Bill embracing Internet gaming

21st November        Washington        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Congressman calls for Internet gambling study

21st November        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Station putting Internet projects on hold
The uncertain legal climate in the U.S. towards Internet gambling is given as the reason for the decision.

21st November        Sweden        Source: Northern Light/Primezone
Boss Media Launches a New Product at the World Lottery Association Congress in Adelaide and is Accepted as an Associate Member of the World Lottery Association

20th November        London        Source: FT.com
Sportingbet benefits from US online gaming bill

20th November        London        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Orbis Named as One of the UK's Fastest Growing Technology Companies; Revenues Increase by 999% in 3 Years

18th November        London        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Gaming plc reports preliminary results for the third quarter
World Gaming was formally known as Starnet Communications. In 1999 at the height of the dot com boom the company had a market capitalisation of over $500 million, now at 18 cents per share MC has declined to just $6.2 million.

15th November        London        Source: Northern Light/AFX
Gaming Insight in distribution deal for gobarkingmad in Scandinavia
The company intends selling its online casino software and is ceasing managing the Harrods Internet casino.

13th & 14th November        Sweden        Source: Northern Light/PrimeZone
Svenska Spel Chooses Boss Media
Boss Media AB Sells Gaming System to Bingo Entertainment Ltd

13th November        Vancouver, B.C.         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Poker.com Earns Lower Than Expected Revenue

13th November        London         Source: Revolution Magazine
Rank Interactive Gaming reveals weekly gambling of £1.5m

11th November        Isle of Man      Source: Revolution Magazine
Betinternet focuses on high-margin web betting

9th November        Toronto         Source: The National Post
Cryptologic gambles on Atlantic crossing - U.K. Friendlier than U.S.

8th November        Toronto         Source: Yahoo/AP
CryptoLogic Announces Solid Third Quarter
Illustrating the present problems with payment at online casinos and market saturation, Crytologic's revenue for the quarter was $1.3 million compared with $4.4 million in 2001.

7th November        Manila        Source: The Philippine Star
Senator questions legality of online casino gaming
www.sagecasino.com has been operating for 2 years after being granted a licence by PAGCOR in 1998.

7th November        Sweden        Source: Northern Light/Primezone
New Bingo Platform from Boss Media - Boss Media, Europe's Leading Digital Gaming Software Company, Launches Online Bingo

6th November        Vancouver       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Omicron Technologies acquires live interactive blackjack game

5th November        London       Source: Firefly Communications
FT.com signs new sports content deal
The Financial Times is teamiing up with ukbetting owned SportingLife.com to provide content for its sports pages.

3rd November        Online Sports betting        Source: Miami Herald
Drawing the line - Sports gambling's online explosion begs the question: Will gaming doom the games?
Article looking at the legal aspects of offshore sports betting in the US with the terrific quote. "In the U.K., there are betting shops on every other corner. In the U.S., there are gun shops on every other corner. You tell me which one is worse. "
 






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