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November - December 2004
Internet & Online

23rd December          Bradford           ThisisBradford/Keithley News
Internet gambler loses £150,000 jackpot appeal
A remarkable story. Not a Caribbean casino but Britain's own William Hill. The ruling against the player came from bookmaker funded IBAS.

17th December          Portland, Oregon & Britain           Portland Business Journal
TRM signs casino deal
Portland based TRM Corp.has signed a three year contract with Rank Group to install ATM's at their Grosvenor and Hard Rock casinos.

14th December          Online Gambling           Business Week
Can Online Betting Change Its Luck ?

14th December          Guatemala           Interactive Investor
BETonSPORTS finalises terms to operate jv casino in SAmerica

13th December          Online Betting           Times Dispatch
Bookie confirms insider betting on 'Apprentice'

7th December          London           ThisisMoney/Daily Mail
Investor paradise at Sportingbet
The Daily Mail reports that Hilton Group could be interested in launching an all cash bid for

6th & 7th December          Online Gaming           Yahoo/PRNewswire & Business Wire
World Gaming plc announces appointment of Sales and Marketing Director
CryptoLogic Appoints New Vice President of Poker Software Development

7th December          Antigua           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Online casino buys ghost cane on eBay for $65,000; same group bought Virgin Mary sandwich

4th December          Grand Cayman           Cayman News Net
$1,000,000 lottery prize fake or real?

4th December          Greece 
Bookies convinced UEFA Cup betting coup took place

3rd December          Greece           The Sun
Bookies caned in £25m fix
Ladbrokes amazingly suspended betting a full 6 hours before the kick off of the game between Panionios and Dinamo Tblisi.

3rd December          London & Costa Rica  Industry
The £1 billion bet
A look at the phenomenal growth of Mark Blandford's

2nd December          Budapest, Hungary           Budapest Business Journal
Online gambling firm falls foul of local regulations
Hungarian authorities have started legal proceedings against who they accuse of operating in the country without a license.

29th November          London 
3G Mobile Gambling for 3

25th November          Australia & London 
Idol bungle traps internet punters
Betfair apparently continued to keep the markets open on the Australian idol TV show 1 hour after the winner had been announced.

25th November          Costa Rica & London           The Guardian, ThisisMoney & Sharecast
BetonSports shares halve
Gambling group hit by Bush plans
Advertising cuts bash BETonSPORTS
Costa Rican based lost 51% of it's value on the London markets yesterday.

24th November          Toronto           UK Wire
Cryptologic debuts new casino game favourites

23rd November          Isle of Man           Isle of Man Online
Policy change that could reap gambling millions
The IOM is considering lifting the ban on licensees on the island accepting bets from the U.S.

23rd November          Antigua & Hollywood, Florida           PRNewswire - Ebay Sandwich link
Mystifying Image Of Virgin Mary On Grilled Cheese Sandwich Sold To have parted with $28K to buy the 10 year old sandwich.

23rd November          Online Gambling           Kansas City Star - Rick Alm
Let's legalize cyber gambling so we can regulate it

22nd November          Antigua & London           Press Portal - Golden Palace press release - Internet Casino's UK Charity Shootout Kicks Off

17th November          London           The Times
Betfair's first report sparks talk of a float

16th November          London            The Guardian & Independent
Betting halted at Sporting Options
Racing: Punters in the dark over Sporting Options cash

16th November          London            London Evening Standard & The Sporting Life
Sporting options in administration
Betfair launches rescue package
Betting Exchange Sporting Options called in administrators yesterday and has ceased trading.  -

14th November          Hawaii
Internet gambling is tempting
An interesting story about "Moosed" who won $176,688 playing at im May 2001. Apparently he/she never collected the money.

13th November         Wiesbaden, Germany &
Online roulette: the ball makes the money go round
Über 1.800 Nutzer belegen hohes Bedürfnis nach legalem Online-Glücksspiel 
Spielbank Wiesbaden have had 1,800 players sign up for their live Roulette game since July 16th.

12th November          Wiesbaden, Germany          ECIN Weekly
Raus aus der Illegalität - rein ins Online-Casino
The famous Spielbank Wiesbaden operates Internet Roulette with numbers provided from a live game. A similar version in Hamburg was closed recently after challenges to its legality.

12th November          U.K.          Belfast Telegraph
Gambling on TV? It's a sure thing
A look at the expansion of gambling products on Interactive Digital TV in the U.K.

11th November          London          New Media Age
Web gambling firms told to plug potential fraud loophole in Bill

11th November          Geneva & Washington
WTO rules against US gambling ban

11th November          Washington          CNN Money/Reuters
U.S. to appeal gambling ruling

10th November          Geneva, Switzerland          Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg
WTO backs Antigua, rules U.S. online gaming ban is illegal

10th November          Geneva, Switzerland          WTO Website
WTO issues panel report on gambling dispute - Link will change shortly
287 page ruling in PDF -

10th November          Geneva, Switzerland          Modesto Bee/AP
WTO eyes U.S. offshore web gambling ban
Antigua has once more won its case at the WTO that the U.S. is breaking free trade agreements by discriminating against offshore casinos and sportsbooks.

10th November          Calgary & London          Yahoo/CCMatthews
Chartwell Signs Ukbetting plc

8th November         Jersey, C.I.            Jersey Insight
Gambling law could change tomorrow

5th November           Toronto          Yahoo/Business Wire & National Post
CryptoLogic Posts Strong Revenue & Earnings In Q3 2004
Gambling software firm CryptoLogic's Q3 profit rises to US$2.9M from US$2.2M

4th November           Nicosia, Cyprus          PRNewswire
Home Gambling Network Grants Playtech Master License for Use of Live Gaming Technology

4th November           London          New Media Age
Labour MP calls for UK to insist US changes Web gaming laws
Tony Banks speaking during the Gambling Bill debate.

3rd November           Antigue & Barbuda          CBS News/AP
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