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Sporting Options Ceases Operation
15 November 2004
In a move that could signal the beginning of the much anticipated consolidation of the betting exchange industry, all betting activity was suspended Monday on the Sporting Options Web site as the company went into administration.»
Nambling Notes - Nov. 15, 2004
15 November 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Intralot unveils a new gaming platform, a South Korean company plans to introduce sports betting next year, anticipation of a joint venture between PBL and a Stanley Ho company mounts and more.»
More Casinos Join eCOGRA Player Safety Initiative
12 November 2004
Speaking from the European Interactive Gaming 2004 conference in Barcelona, Spain, the directors of eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance have announced the award of its Seal to five more quality Internet casinos.»
Nambling Notes - Nov. 11, 2004
12 November 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: VIP launches a poker room and acquires GlobalWager and BetWorldWide, the Fortune Lounge Group welcomes three more casinos, plus more.»
Remote Gambling Issues Stirring Debate with UK Bil
12 November 2004
More snags have delayed a government plan to overhaul the UK's gambling legislation after members of the House of Commons expressed some concerns over portions of the bill pertaining to remote wagering and the introduction of "super casinos" in the UK.»
Nambling Notes - Nov. 12, 2004
12 November 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: AnyBets.com offers pari-mutuel betting on sports, politics, entertainment and more, Cassava Enterprises licenses a white label betting exchange from Betdaq, Harrah's plans a World Series of Poker-branded web site, plus more.»
Weekly Nambling Notes
12 November 2004
A review of news briefs for the week of Nov. 8-12.»
The Top 10s
12 November 2004
It's the Hitwise Top 10 "Entertainment - Gambling" sites for the week ending Nov. 6. This week:

Australia
1. RaceTAB
2. SportsTAB
3. TAB Racing
4. . . .
»
European Parliament Holds Public Hearing on Services Directive
11 November 2004
The European Parliament on Thursday held a public hearing in Brussels regarding the Proposal for a Directive on services in the internal market.»
WTO Dispute Panel Recommends Change in U.S. Law
11 November 2004
The much anticipated final report of the World Trade Organization's dispute panel that handled Antigua and Barbuda's case against the United States was finally published yesterday. It has been public knowledge since March that the panel decided in favor of Antigua by ruling that certain U.S. policies regarding online gambling violate the terms of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), but the release of the 287-page report had been delayed for many months because the parties sought to negotiate a compromise. The inevitable recommendation of the panel is that the U.S. brings itself in line with the GATS by removing its prohibitory policies on online gambling.»
Market Briefs - Nov. 1-5, 2004
10 November 2004
Several dozen publicly held interactive gaming companies are reporting, acquiring, floating, spinning off, merging, de-listing, rising and falling in stock markets all over the world. Every Monday IGN wraps the financial happenings of the Net betting biz from the previous week into a nifty little package just for you.»
Nambling Notes - Nov. 10, 2004
10 November 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Chartwell to deliver casino suite to Ukbetting, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft resigns, EUVegas.com launches as first Malta-licensed casino, and more.»
Sporting Odds and Ends – November 2004
10 November 2004
News on the latest developments, trends and issues in the sports betting industry.»
ECJ Rules in Favor of Bookies, Lottery Operators in Fixtures Use Case
9 November 2004
major victory was scored on Tuesday in the European Court of Justice for bookmakers and the gambling industry in their fight to use horse racing and football fixtures without paying a license fee to the companies that compile the information.»
Nambling Notes - Nov. 9, 2004
9 November 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Britain's NHTCU launches public awareness campaign to increase security from cyber-crime, Boss Media helps William Hill offer mobile gaming, Tradesports begins new commission policy, plus more.»
Weekly Nambling Notes
9 November 2004
A review of news briefs for the week of Nov. 1-5.»
In-flight Gambling Under Consideration by Ryanair
8 November 2004
Officials with Ryanair, the Irish-based low-fare airline, indicated last week that the company is getting closer to offering in-flight gambling options to its customers.»
Nambling Notes - Nov. 8, 2004
8 November 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: GTECH to deliver new solutions to Veikkaus Oy, New Zealand cricket captain describes the time he was approached to join a match-fixing syndicate, plus more.»
Evaluating the DOJ's Response to Casino City
5 November 2004
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)'s response to Casino City's request for a declaratory judgment on its right to advertise online gambling offers few surprises and is not likely to succeed in dismissing the case. The bulk of the long document attempts to discard the case on technical grounds while the free speech issue is addressed in only five pages. Assuming the government's technical arguments will fail, at the heart of case remains the question of whether or not Internet gambling is a legal activity in the U.S.»
Tech Vocabulary
5 November 2004
The vocabulary of the tech world is ever evolving and there's always something new to learn. Writing a column like this in the mid '90s, I can remember defining the "Internet" and "bandwidth." ("Bandwidth" is the thing I lack when my kids call me at the office with a homework question.) Now we have new words and maybe we need to create some new crimes to go with them.»
I-Lottery Update - November 2004
5 November 2004
As one of the world's most popular forms of gambling, lotteries have successfully made the shift to the interactive arena. Once a month, IGN's I-Lottery Update delivers an international roundup of the latest news from this burgeoning sector of the industry.»
Nambling Notes - Nov. 5, 2004
5 November 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: EGET launches mobile platform, 32Red begins taking bets from U.S. customers, plus more.»
Playtech, HGN Sign License Agreement
4 November 2004
Playtech has signed a master license agreement with Home Gambling Network for use of HGN's patented live gaming technology. »
Swedish Ruling Favors Gambling Monopolies
4 November 2004
A recent high court ruling in Sweden could bode well for the country's gambling monopolies.»
Nambling Notes - Nov. 4, 2004
4 November 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: The U.K. National Lottery celebrates its 10th birthday, Thailand blocks access to foreign I-gaming sites and more.»