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September - October 2004
Internet & Online

31st October           Dublin, Ireland          Irish Business Post
Massive tax threat to E1bn online betting business
Irish tax officials are arguing that Dublin based Betdaq could be liable to VAT on all betting transactions.

29th October           London          ThisisMoney/Dail Mail
Sportingbet lands up in Paradise
The price of £169m is by far the largest price ever paid for an online gambling operation.

28th October           Washington
US, Antigua Break Off Talks on Internet Gambling
Antigua and Barbuda representaives are expected to inform the WTO next week that they wish to resume their litigation against the U.S.

28th October           Washington          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Congress unlikely to act on Internet gambling

28th October           London
Sportingbet to buy Paradise Poker
Sportingbet is believed to be paying $297.5 million (£162.5 million) for the online Pokerroom.  -

27th October           London          Financial Times &
Child porn blackmail threat to website
Child porn threat to betting site
Blue Square has apparently been contacted by a group demanding cash and threatening to use the companies name in connection with child porn.

26th October           Online Gambling          The Times Online
E-gambling duo may roll into FTSE
The Times reports that iGlobal Media & Cassava Enterprises that are behind Party Poker and respectively (Casino-on-net) are both considering IPO's.

25th October          Antigua & Barbuda          Caribbean Net News
Antigua-Barbuda to call for release of WTO report on gaming dispute with US

25th October           London          Interactive Investor/AFX & Independent
Sportingbet in talks to buy Tropical Paradise - report
Sportingbet makes £170m poker play
Sportingbet is reportedly in negotiations to buy for the amazing sum of £170 million.

23rd October           London          The Melbourne Age &
British sites hit by DDoS attacks
UK Betting Sites Hit By Simultaneous Outages
Netcraft is reporting that The Tote and have both been hit by DDoS attacks in the last week.

20th October           Baton Rouge, Louisiana          Yahoo/AD Week
Online Casinos Await Answer From DOJ

19th October           New Jersey & Gibraltar          Yahoo/PRNewswire
ISWI Announces Launch of Play-by-Play Betting With Victor Chandler International

18th October           Online Gambling
Amex prevents punters gambling online

18th October           London          ThisisMoney/London Evening Standard
Sportingbet chases online poker buy

16th October           Online Gambling          Montreal Gazette/
Internet gambling a magnet for teens

14th October           Online Gambling          Daily Telegraph
Why we're hooked on internet gambling

29th September           Johannesburg          The Star Online
SA online casinos set to be licensed
South Africa presently has two major Internet casinos that conduct transactions in Rands - Piggs Peak and Silver Sands.

28th September           Trinidad & Tobago          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Offshore company: We're offering $400 million to Trump

28th September           Trinidad & New York          The Star-Ledger & Newsweek/AP
Internet casino offers $400M for stake in Trump Resorts
Offshore company: We're offering $400 million to Trump
Casino Fortune based in Trinidad & Tobago have apparently offered $400 million for a 31% stake of Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts.
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27th September           Toronto          Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Engages Poker Expert to Continue Poker Growth

25th September           London & Gibraltar          CCMatthews
New Betting Exchange Ditches Commission on Winnings
The curiously named has opened offering 0% commission. Several other exchanges that have launched recently have disappeared after failing to attract any business.

25th September           Australia & London          The Melbourne Age
Betting exchange on rebound
Two court cases in the UK that may have involved betting iregularities on have been dropped by racing officials.

23rd September           Chicago          PRNewswire
Online Gambling Regulation to Boost Economy
The BETonSPORTS Plc. roadshow stopped off in Chicago on the 22nd.

22nd September           Nicosia, Cyprus
WagerLogic's Licensees Announce Major Poker Tournament - Caribbean Poker Classic(tm)

22nd September           Online Gambling - Press release
The most influential website in the iGaming Industry has repositioned itself, after seven years of success, to become a Gambling only search engine

21st September           Mineola, N.Y.          PRNewswire
Kenilworth in Pact With CenterStaging to Produce Roulabette(TM) Casino Game Broadcasts

21st September           Online Gambling
A poker player dips a toe into online pool
Are poker ‘bots’ raking online pots?

21st September           Los Angeles
Bicycle Casino Debuts First Free Online Poker Site by a Licensed US-Based Casino

17th September           Costa Rica          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Exec pushing Internet gaming - U.S. losing billions by banning it, says CEO

17th September           Online Gambling - Scotland          The Scotsman
Click, drag and get into debt... on-line betting hits it big
Cautionary tale about individuals who have maxed out their credit cards punting online.

17th September           London          ThisisMoney/London Evening Standard
Online gambling surge at Ukbetting

17th September           London
Betfair bets on staff IM monitoring

17th September           Liverpool          Edinburgh Evening News
Net casinos come up trumps for Sportech

15th September           Liverpool           Interactive Investor/AFX
Sportech H1 boosted by internet casino products

15th September           New York           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Online Gambling Needs Regulation's campaign to get online gambling legalised in the U.S. has been launched in New York.

14th September           San Francisco           Silicon Valley/AP
PayPal to impose fines for breaking porn, gambling, drug bans

11th September           San Francisco          Yahoo/
PayPal to Levy Fines for Gambling, Porn

9th September           Cyprus           Cyprus Mail
Online gambling just around the corner - Undated article.

9th September           Costa Rica           Yahoo/PRNewswire
BETonSPORTS plc Launches 'Proposition 1: To Regulate or Prohibit Online Gambling?

8th September           Toronto          Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Expands Its Casino Game Offering

8th September           Online Gambling
Casinova Software’s Dynamic Duo Inspire the Formation of "Trump Casino Group"
What's going to happen next ?

8th September           Online Gambling          Winner Online
10 Minutes With…Michael Caselli
An interview with Gambling Online Magazine and IGaming Business Editor Michael Caselli. Bluff - a magazine devoted entirely to Poker will debut shortly.

5th September           Ottawa, Canada          CNet News/Canoe Network
Net gambling case betting on court

3rd September           Alice Springs, Australia          The Melbourne Age
Russian mafia gang targets betting firm

2nd September           Online Poker          Biloxi Sun-Herald/Raleigh News & Observer
Virtual poker tables hopping

1st September           Northern Territory, Australia  
Bookie forced to pay Russian mafia
Multibet, a bookmaker based in the Australian Northern Territory have admitted paying Russian criminals "many, many thousands of dollars" to protect their site from DDOS attacks.  -

1st September           London   &
3G gambling
First 3G Betting Service
Ladbrokes have signed a deal with Hutchison 3G UK to make their Balls game available on mobile phones.
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