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The good book: How to bet better online

As bank interest rates tumble and savings rates drop to levels unheard of in most of our lifetimes, readers might be forgiven for looking at alternative ways to make their money work for them. Could online betting be the answer? Before we go any further here’s a health warning: this piece is about ways in which you can use the …
Jane Fae , 13 Mar 2009
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US fails to reverse online gambling ban

Unwilling to allow foreign countries into the stateside internet gambling market, the US has struck a compensation deal with the European Union, Canada, and Japan. But, as The Associated Press reports, Uncle Sam is still discussing the issue with India, Antigua and Barbuda, Macau, and Costa Rica. Last October, the US Congress …
Cade Metz, 18 Dec 2007
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AmeriDebt founder jailed in internet gambling dustup

House of Cards The case of one-time credit counseling giant AmeriDebt took a turn for the worse this week, as a federal court judge ordered its founder Andris Pukke to jail for contempt of court, the Associated Press reports. AmeriDebt reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission in 2006 to pony up $35m in funds to repay customers …
Burke Hansen, 7 May 2007
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Papua New Guinea reaches for the online gambling ring

House of Cards An island nation more famous for ritualized cannibalism than for internet commerce has tossed its ceremonial headgear into the online gambling ring, after its parliament approved a bill legalizing both "bricks and mortar" and internet-based casino offerings by a 61-0 vote last week. The legislation, titled the "Gaming Control …
Burke Hansen, 7 May 2007
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Yahoo! searches! abroad! for! online! gambling! riches!

House of Cards Yahoo! has officially joined the online gambling goldrush: its British version has begun offering poker games for cash. Just when American companies would make a move to tap the regulated European gaming market has been a topic of considerable speculation in the online gaming world for quite a while now, and in that respect …
Burke Hansen, 7 May 2007
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Rep. Barney Frank takes a gamble on online wagering

House of Cards It's official- outspoken Massachusetts representative Barney Frank unveiled sweeping legislation yesterday that would not only repeal the unpopular Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) but also provide clear-cut regulation for an industry that has been expanding rapidly outside of the United States or gone …
Burke Hansen, 27 Apr 2007
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Frank plots US Internet gambling ban repeal

House of Cards U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank's press office has confirmed that Thursday at 10am Frank will introduce legislation to repeal the controversial Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Frank's opposition to the UIGEA has been public ever since socially conservative …
Burke Hansen, 25 Apr 2007
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Internet gambling crackdown hits Taiwan

House of Cards Authorities in Taiwan on Wednesday busted the largest internet gambling ring yet on the not-quite-a-nation island. Although more attention recently has been focused on the efforts of authorities on the mainland to stem a variety of internet-related social maladies, the bust, reported by English daily the China Post, involved …
Burke Hansen, 23 Apr 2007
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Moniker.com to auction gambling domains at Casino Affiliate Convention

House of Cards Moniker.com , the ICANN accredited registrar will hold the first silent auction of premium online gambling domains at the Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam. All attendees at the convention, which takes place the first week of May, will be provided with a password to allow them to bid on the available domains, according to …
Burke Hansen, 14 Apr 2007
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Virtual FBI jackboots to march into Sadville?

House of Cards Virtual regulation of the avatar community from the DOJ could be on the way, as Linden Labs has invited the FBI to probe gambling in Linden Dollars on the popular avatar playspace, legitimizing concerns expressed on Sadville blogs after the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) last year. According …
Burke Hansen, 4 Apr 2007
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Congressman Frank slams online gambling ban

Congressman Barney Frank (D. Mass) is mooting a bill to repeal America's online gambling ban enacted last year. He told the FT yesterday that the ban of online gambling established by the Unlawful Enforcement Gambling Act (UIGEA) was one of the "stupidest laws" ever passed. A spokesman for Frank, who is chairman of the House …
John Leyden, 15 Mar 2007

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