Daily Nambling Notes - Aug. 6, 2001

6 August 2002

New Stuff -- Technical Systems Testing has been approved as an accredited testing facility in the online gambling jurisdiction of Alderney. The group is also performing testing for both land-based and Internet gaming operators in Victoria, Australia.

Makin' Deals -- VirtGame Corp. has signed a five-year contract with Las Vegas Dissemination Co. for the latter company to be the exclusive distributor of VirtGame's race and sports book software in Nevada.

A Tidbit from the Philippines -- A politician in the Philippines has asked the country's congress to investigate the use of mobile phones for gaming. Congressman "Chuck" Mathay III wants the law-making body to look into games including poker, blackjack and Indian poker. He told the Philippine News Agency that the practice promotes gambling among young people.

Legal Stuff -- Robert W. Robb, 24, of Orem, Utah, has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud in connection with a scheme in which he told potential investors that Las Vegas casinos, Microsoft and David Copperfield supported his online gaming company. Robb is charged with two counts on wire fraud; his case was heard by U.S. District Judge James Ware in San Jose. Prosecutors expect he will receive a 27-month prison term when he is sentenced on Oct. 28.

Anne Lindner can be reached at anne@rivercitygroup.com.