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September - October 2003
Internet & Online

28th October          Hamburg, Germany          iGaming News - October 21st
Hamburg's Online Roulette Declared Illegal
Less than 1 year after the game was launched, Hamburg Spielbank's live Roulette game has been ruled illegal by judges 

28th October          Online Gambling          E-Commerce Times
The High-Stakes World of Online Gambling

27th October          Isle of Man          Yahoo/FT Investor
Betinternet says margins restored but will have little impact

26th October          Sweden          Boss Media Press Release - 24th October
Boss Media sells its well-known gaming portal

24th October          Washington          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Democrat doubtful of Net gaming bill's passage

24th October          Sweden          Online Casino News sold for $5.5 million was owned by Boss Media and for a number of years has been used as a gambling portal advertising casinos using the company's software.

23rd October          Hamburg          Online Casino News
Politicians find legal loop-hole to close German Casino
Spielbank Hamburg will have to close it's pioneering live Internet Roulette game after officials have ruled the game is unlawful.

17th October          Online Gambling - U.S.           PR Web/Casino Marketing Group
DOJ Serves Illegal Subpoenas For Online Gaming

17th October          Online Gambling 
Online Gambling Firms Examine Options In Wake Of US Crackdown

16th October          Online Gambling           WSJ/Dow Jones Newswire
Making A Bet That Skill Poker Isn't Gambling
A look at Skill Poker and whether or not the game in the U.S. may be classed as gambling. Website

15th October          London & New Jersey           PRNewswire
Interactive Systems Worldwide Subsidiary Launches Play-By-Play Mobile Phone Betting

14th October         London            The Guardian
Net betting catches sport out - Tennis first to discover the pitfalls of new gambling habit
Why spreads began to spread

14th October         Italy            iGamingNews - October 9th
Wide-Scale Raids in Italy Target I-Gaming Operators
A search on Yahoo Italy reveals that there is presently no advertising at all for Internet casinos. Search Online Casino:

10th October         Sweden & Gibraltar  
Boss Media supplies casino and poker system to BAW International Ltd
BAW International Int. is better known in Europe as

6th October         Catania, Italy            AGI Online
80 people investigated in Italian online gambling
It would appear that the Italian police have also moved against affiliates advertising online casinos.

6th October         Online Gambling            iGaming News
US Court Subpoenas Gambling Portals

6th October         Valetta, Malta 
Maltese Government Consults On Online Gambling Regulations
Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority - Website:

5th October         New York           New York Post
'Net casino takes flier on Bus ads.
Costa Rica based has so far paid $300,000 for advertising on 250 MTA buses.

3rd October         Toronto           Yahoo/Business Wire
dot com Entertainment Group, Inc. Announces Plans for SEC De-Registration
The Board of Directors of the Bingo and Casino software supplier has also been severely pruned with 5 resignations.

3rd October         London           London Evening Standard &
Sportingbet suffers as punters right
Sportingbet hit as punters guess right

2nd October         Dublin?           PRNewswire
Playtech: North America's First Online Sportsbook to Offer Fans Casino Thrills

1st October         Online Gambling          Card Player/I. Nelson Rose (Gambling & the Law)
Guilty of Gambling Online
Jeffrey Trauman from North Dakota may well be the first U.S. citizen ever charged and convicted for gambling online.

1st October         London          Net Imperative
Gaming Corp launches 'instant' web casino

30th September         London          Gaming Corp/ release - Sept 24th launches UKs first gaming for charity website

30th September         London          The Guardian
Fundraising casino website criticised for 'trading on charity brand'
The company is Gaming Corporation who run a Boss Media powered casino at The article website is:
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29th September         Orlando, Florida         News Alert/PRNewswire
Internet Gambling Law & Management Highlighted at Interactive Gaming & Entertainment (IGE) Conference November 2-4 in Orlando, FL

27th September         Miami           The Mercury News/Knight Ridder
Online betting company breaks new ground as chief race sponsor

26th September         Washington           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Senator targets online wagers - Arizona's Kyl says restrictions inevitable despite casino lobby

26th September         U.S. - Televised Poker           Stamford Advocate/Knight Ridder
A sure bet: Televised poker games spur players to up the ante

25th September         Washington          Source: Net Impreative
US attempts to ban web gambling, again

23rd September         Australia          Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Betting Exchanges Could Cost Australia US$163 Million in Lost Taxes

15th September         London & Toronto          Source: Daily Telegraph
UK gambling lures software maker to City - Cryptologic

15th September         Toronto          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Approved For Listing And Trading On The London Stock Exchange

15th September         Toronto          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic & Littlewoods Gaming Build Long-Term Relationship With Extended Agreement & Expanded Game Offering

11th September          Devon, England          Source: Exeter Herald Express
Worker stole to gamble on Web
Ladbrokes online Poker room appears to have been the beneficiary of the care workers crime.

10th September          Isle of Man          Source: Isle of Man Online
Final Blow for online casinos
Littlewoods casino who are moving to the Netherland's Antilles will also transfer their 1 IOM based employee!.

9th September          New Zealand          Source: & New Zealand Herald
Hi-tech gambling on the cards
Gambling reforms to go ahead
Labour ignores ruling council and musters support for gambling

8th September          Calgary, Alberta          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Chartwell Announces Receipt of Alderney Certificate of Prior Approval

8th September          London          Source: Net Imperative
Online betting up at William Hill
Sportsbook customers increased 7,000 to 158,000 and Internet casino members by 15,000 to 58,000.

5th September          Washington          Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald
Illegal, Internet gambling spreads - Global revenue nears $5 billion

5th September          Isle of Man          Source: Net Imperative
WEEKLY COMMENT: Gambling operators continue Isle of Man exodus

5th September          Alderney          Source: New Media Age
Alderney pushes Isle of Man out of online gaming

4th September           Washington           Source: Republican American - Opinion
E-gambling puts a casino in your child's bedroom

4th September           Isle of Man & Liverpool           Source: Sportech PLC
Sportech PLC to transfer to Netherlands Antilles Jurisdiction's decision will mean that all 5 companies granted online gambling licenses by the IOM Government will have either left or closed down. Website:

3rd September           Northern Territory, Australia            Source: ZDNet Australia
AU online casino threatens to leave over government review - Lasseters Casino

2nd September           Austria            Source: Hugin Online
BETANDWIN And Columbia Exchange Systems Ltd. Form Joint Venture To Enter Betting Exchange Market
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