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September - October 2002
Internet & Online

31st October        Washington        Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Internet gaming ban still unlikely this year - Several senators place 'holds' on legislation
White House presses Web gaming ban

31st October        Toronto        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
CryptoLogic Adds Multi-Player Poker To Fully-Integrated Gaming Suite

31st October        Hamburg, Germany        Source: Yahoo De/AFP
"Rien ne va plus" für das Online-Roulette?
Verfassungsklage gegen Hamburger Online-Roulette
After only 3 days Spielbank-Hamburg's live Internet Roulette game has run into a storm of political opposition.

30th October        Hamburg, Germany        Source: Yahoo De/dpa - Oct 28th
Eröffnet / Bundesweit erstes konzessioniertes Online-Roulette in Hamburg
Start für bundesweit erstes Internet-Roulette
Website: www.spielbank-hamburg.de
Spielbank Hamburg have now opened their live online casino under the motto Real Game - Real Money!

29th October        Online Gambling - Florida & Costa Rica        Source: WinnerOnline.com - Fred Faust
BetOnSports.com Van Hits Bump in Road

29th October        Online Gambling       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Legislative inaction criticized - Analyst says online gaming industry better off with rules

24th October        Online Gambling        Source: Northern Light/Internet.com
Online Gaming Industry Proves P.T. Barnum Right

24th October        Online Gaming        Source: Coinslot/ATE Online
Barcelona’s conference blockbuster brings European i-Gaming to the fore

23rd October        England & Gibraltar       Source: Ananova.com & The Sun
Bandit player scoops £201,000 from £3 online bet
Web flutter won £201k
The Sun article also has a rare photo of a winner. The online slot was Microgaming's Major Millions.

20th October        Online Gambling - Antigua        Source: MSNBC.com/Newsweek
Point and Bet
A look at the many problems facing operators of online casinos and sportsbooks.  A rare photo of DrHo's casino run from guest rooms inside an Antigua hotel. The female Chinese dealers are paid $50 a month "cleavage bonus".
 

17th October        Isle of Man & Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
MGM MIRAGE Taps WagerWorks Content and Technology Suite for Online Casino Launch
The official launch of www.playmgmmirage.com today. 

15th October        Vienna, Austria         Source: Yahoo Germany/Reuters
BETandWIN mit höhere Rohertragsmarge im Q3 - auf Deutsch

11th October       Internet         Source: TechTV
Live Nude Celebrities and Online Casinos - Digitally altered 'fake nudes' and Internet gambling sites are the hottest destinations on the Web

10th October        St. Johns, Antigua         Source: Northern Light/EFE
Antigua and Barbuda lobbying against new U.S. anti-Internet law

7th October        Washington & Antiqua         Source: Yahoo/Internet Wire
Jay Cohen, Co-Founder, World Sports Exchange, Available For Comment On Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act Passed Last Week In Congress 7-0
Interesting comment on last weeks vote. Apparently when the voice vote was called there were less than 10 Representatives in the House.

6th October        Las Vegas         Source: Washington Post
A Name-Brand Bet on Web Gambling's Future - MGM Mirage's debut of www.playmgmmirage.com

3rd October        Washington & Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Senate may not follow House on 'Net gaming bill
MGM MIRAGE: Prohibition futile

3rd October        Washington & Cyberspace        Source: Wired.com
Wanna Bet? Feds Say Not So Fast

3rd October        Washington        Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Newswires
MGM Mirage Launches First Online Casino by Major U.S. Gambling Firm

3rd October        Washington        Source: CNN.com/AP
House passes Internet gambling bill - Measure bans payments to offshore gaming sites

3rd October        Online Gambling        Source: InternetNews.com
Bill Could Enjoin ISPs From Running Gambling Ads

2nd October        Online Gambling - US         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
House takes a swipe at Internet gambling
New Web casino taking bets - Isle of Man-based venture launched by MGM Mirage
As the US House of Representatives voted to send an anti Internet gaming Bill to the Senate - MGM Mirage has opened its online operation based on the Isle of Man. Website: www.playmgmmirage.com

2nd October        Vancouver, Canada          Source: Northern Light/CCNMatthews
Directors of Poker.com Inc. Propose to Take the Business Private

2nd October        Washington          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones & CNET News/Reuters
US House Passes Anti-Internet Gambling Bill
House votes to limit online gambling
The U.S. House has unanimously passed a bill that if eventually passed by the Senate and signed by the President will make it a Federal crime to accept credit cards or checks for Internet gambling.
Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act - The full text of the Bill.

1st October        Online Gambling         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Analyst lowers online gaming growth-rate projection

30th September         Las Vegas & Cyberspace         Source: Las Vegas Sun/New York Times
Launch of Net gambling puts MGM MIRAGE in the hot seat

29th September         Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Local concerns raised in Internet debate

29th September         Online Gambling         Source: New York Times
MGM Mirage Seeks to Lure the Gamblers of Cyberspace
MGM intends opening its online casino based in the Isle of Man next month. Punters will have to pass a number of verification checks before getting to the virtual tables.

27th September         Vancouver         Source: Canada,com/Vancouver Sun
On-line casinos bet on lucrative future for cyber-gambling

27th September         London         Source: Ananova.com
Aspinalls Online H1 net loss £1.358 million
Aspinalls.com is now managed by GoldenPalace.com. Revenues from April to June were just $31,800.

26th September         Austria         Source: Yahoo.de/Reuters
BETandWIN mit strategischen Fokus auf Europa, Ende der Terminals

26th September         Online Gambling         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Analyst lowers estimate for online gaming industry
The two analysts differ on revenues for 2003 - $5 billion and $6.03 billion. No mention of where or on what the players will be staking their money but European bookmakers  will surely take the lions share.

25th September         Online Gambling         Source: Reno Gazette Journal
GAO finds Internet gambling susceptible to money laundering

24th September         Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Firm sued over Le Reve name
The domain name www.lereve.com is presently owned by an English computer company and was first registered according to Verisign's records in February 1999.

23rd September         Washington & Caribbean         Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer & Wired.com
Going after casino bankers
Online Gaming Illegal (Wink Wink)
Two stories on the continuing attempts to wipe out offshore gambling in the U.S. and whether or not online casinos come under the Federal Interstate Wire Act of 1960.

19th & 20th September         Germany        Source: Yahoo.de/DPA
Hamburger Spielbank: «Zocken» bald auch online möglich
Glücksspiel-Boom im Internet
Presently undergoing testing, Spielbank Hamburg is hoping at the end of October to be the first licensed online casino in Germany.

19th September         Online Gambling         Source: Las Vegas review Journal
Internet gaming ban bill unlikely to pass in 2002

19th September         Online Gambling       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Internet Report
Wager Works Makes Inroads in Online Gambling

19th September         San Jose, Costa Rica       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
BETonSPORTS.COM, the World's Largest Online Wagering Services, Wants to Come Home
The offshore betting company claims to have gross revenues of $1.4 billion most of which is bet from the US.

19th September         Antigua       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
BetWWTS.Com Launches First P2P Betting Exchange Focused on North American Market

18th September         Toronto & Curacao       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Technology Brings Prestigous Ritz Club London Brand Online
The website is www.theritzclublondon.com. The casino is actually licensed in Curacao and not regulated by the British Gaming Board.

18th September         Toronto & Isle of Man       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
littlewoodscasino.com Goes Live In Strictly Regulated Isle Of Man Using CryptoLogic Technology
Littlewoods is a trading name for the listed UK company Sportech. The casino license and address of the IOM regulator is prominently displayed on the homepage.

18th September         New Jersey & London       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Interactive Systems Worldwide Subsidiary Signs Contract With ukbetting plc

17th September         London & Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Orbis Launches New Betting Exchange Product 'BetX' for Operators Establishing Online Person-to-person -P2P- Betting Services
Orbis Announced as Partner for a World First in Online Sports Betting

17th September         Isle of Man       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Action Online Entertainment an E-Gaming Hit - Clubfiore.com Becomes the First Regulated Internet Only Casino
Looking at the website there appears to be some A & S Leisure (Napoleons Casino) connection.

16th September         Amsterdam & London       Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Rank Interactive Gaming (IOM) Ltd signs second geolocation license with Quova for its Isle of Man online casino

16th September         London & Sweden       Source: Ananova.com
Gaming Corp enters online casino mkt in software deal with Boss Media

9th September         Las Vegas & Isle of Man         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Chooses Quova for New Online Gaming Venture

6th September         London        Source: New Media Zero
Stanley to unify on and offline casinos under dedicated portal
The headline is one that US based companies can only dream about!.

4th September         Nevada & Washingtom        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Online gaming decision panned - Official deems Net bets illegal in letter

3rd September         Online Gambling      Source: Yahoo/Internet Wire
Loyal Jackpot Madness Players Win Huge Multiple Jackpots: Over $73,000,000 Awarded In Total

2nd September         Vienna       Source: Yahoo Germany/Reuters
BETandWIN weitet zum HJ Verlust aus, sieht Q4 positives EBITDA
The Austrian company now advertises on German TV channel SAT 1 and offers Internet based betting in running on live Bundesliga soccer.

2nd September         London       Source: Daily Telegraph
Online betting exchange to have a flutter on Aim
 






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