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EU Gambling Rules Harmonization a No Go for Now, Says EC Spokesman
26 June 2007
Following news of Brussels' decision to take legal action against France, Greece and Sweden over gambling market restrictions, the European Commission (EC) has said it will not pursue legislation harmonizing gambling rules across the European Union.»
Nambling Notes - 26 June 2007
26 June 2007
Antigua shrugs off its new moniker, shares in PartyGaming continue their downward spiral and more.»
Negotiating the US Legal Morass the Gentlemanly Way
26 June 2007
A new online betting service called is trying to promote a form of peer-to-peer betting within the United States that it claims is fully legal due to the nature of all wagers as "gentlemen's bets."»
France, Greece and Sweden to Hear from European Commission Wednesday
25 June 2007
The European Commission (EC) this week will censure France, Greece and Sweden for restrictions they have placed on sports betting.»
Market Briefs - 18-22 June 2007
25 June 2007
IGN's weekly roundup of financial news in the I-gaming industry.»
Nambling Notes - 25 June 2007
25 June 2007
William Hill CEO David Harding steps down, Unibet's cycling team is barred entry to another French race and more.»
Q & A: Christine Reilly
25 June 2007
Christine Reilly, executive director of the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders at Cambridge Health Alliance's Division on Addictions (at Harvard Medical School), spoke with IGN on the viability of the Internet gambling study bill proposed by Shelley Berkley, D-Nev.»
Weekly Nambling Notes
23 June 2007
A review of news briefs from the week of June 18-22, 2007.»
IGT closes Digideal investment
22 June 2007
International Game Technology has closed its previously announced investment in Digideal Corporation, a gaming technology company based in Spokane Valley, WA.»
A Closer Look at the Placanica Decision
22 June 2007
The ECJ Placanica Decision--where does it impact and how do the EEA, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man fit in?»
Nambling Notes - 22 June 2007
22 June 2007
bwin considers demanding "hundreds of millions of euros" from Germany, the Harvard-study results have been made public and more.»
Bush Hears Antigua's Side at CARICOM US Summit
22 June 2007
Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua), reportedly raised the country's well known I-gaming dispute with the United States during a meeting this week between Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and President George W. Bush.»
In-Game Advertising a Profitable Revenue Source
22 June 2007
Two leading online poker rooms, PKR and Partypoker, have added in-game advertising to their play-money operations in an attempt to generate a new source of revenue to boost sagging earnings.»
Japan Reportedly Joins EU, Antigua in Seeking US Compensation
21 June 2007
After news broke Wednesday that Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua) would join the European Union in seeking U.S. compensation via the World Trade Organization (WTO), U.S. trade officials reportedly said today that Japan will also join the complaint.»
The Compensatory Rush: A European Perspective
21 June 2007
This World Trade Organization (WTO) procedure is technically nothing more than a means of leverage for the European Union to obtain more concessions from the United States in opening their service markets, though it may still be perceived as a good sign for the gambling markets.»
Nambling Notes - 21 June 2007
21 June 2007
Totalizator Sportowy may form a monopoly over Polish gaming operations, the Unibet cycling team is snubbed again and more.»
2007 World Series of Poker In Full Swing
21 June 2007
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is underway at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and despite the advertising and registration restrictions the corporation was forced to place on the event, it is still the biggest draw in poker.»
New Allies for the Interactive Gaming Industry
21 June 2007
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the U.S. withdrawal of its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitment to grant free access to the U.S. gambling market is not a gambling issue, but a trade issue--a trade issue which may have far greater repercussions than people yet realize.»
IGT granted judgement
20 June 2007
International Game Technology was granted summary judgment in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against IGT by Aristocrat Technologies. »
Antigua Seeks WTO-Imposed Sanctions on US
20 June 2007
The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua), long at odds with the U.S. government over its restrictions on Internet gambling, announced this morning that it--like the European Union--would seek compensation from the United States via the World Trade Organization (WTO).»
Nambling Notes - 20 June 2007
20 June 2007
Forbes calls Glu an attractive investment target, Boss appoints a new CEO and more.»
Germany: What a Week
20 June 2007
In Germany there is a continuous flow of gambling-related information. No day passes without new developments--legal or otherwise.»
Casino Watch - July
20 June 2007
A monthly review of news from the land-based, online casino and poker industries.»
The Top 10s
20 June 2007
Hitwise's Top 10 "Entertainment – Gambling" sites for the week ending June 16.
The No. 1 sites:
Australia: TAB Sportsbet
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Jockey Club - Bets
Singapore: Singapore Pools
United Kingdom: Betfair
United States: Pennsylvania Lottery
View the complete lists.»
I-gaming Interest Groups React to Moves by Antigua, EU
20 June 2007
Two members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) this week announced to the United States their intentions to seek compensation via the WTO for last year's ban on foreign gambling sites.»