Daily Nambling Notes - Aug. 20, 2002

20 August 2002

US Tidbit -- PayPal and eBay today passed the anti-trust waiting period without getting a formal request for more information from the U.S. Justice Department. eBay's acquisition of PayPal--which marks the end of PayPal as a method for consumers to pay for Internet gambling--is still subject to shareholder and other regulatory approvals.

Testing News -- Technical Systems Testing received approval from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission as an accredited testing facility. The commission's stamp of approval allows the group to complete independent testing and assessment to assist gaming companies in attaining Internet gambling licenses in Alderney and ongoing technical and operational compliance. ... Gaming Laboratories International said today that its European office has achieved accreditation in the Netherlands. The Netherlands Accreditation Body, also known as RvA (Raad voor Accreditatie) approved GLI to perform testing on Internet gaming software and gaming machines, among other things.

UK Bit-- Cirsa Group of Spain finished the evaluation and restructuring of its U.K. assets recently when Cirsa Corp. UK bought all the externally owned shares of Deith Cirsa UK. Cirsa said its main focus in the United Kingdom will now be on Leisureworld, a gaming operations company. Bob Deith, chairman of Deith Cirsa UK is leaving the company to spend more time at Deith Associates Ltd. , a European gaming consulting company.

Saying Goodbye -- Greyhound race betting and broadcasting site 24dogs is closing. Wembley plc, its owner, is shutting the site down because it was not profitable. Twenty-six jobs will be lost because of the closure.