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Nambling Notes - June 14, 2004
14 June 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Virtual horseracing on Youbet.com, Malta awards its first remote gaming license, DDoS attacks become the costliest computer crime in United States and more.»
Tropical Paradise Drops Case against Discovery
14 June 2004
Tropical Paradise Enterprises, the Costa Rican operator of paradisepoker.com that filed a lawsuit against Discovery Communications Inc. to regain $3.25 million from a canceled advertising contract, today filed a notice of dismissal without prejudice with the court, thereby dropping its case.»
A Setback for William Hill in the Database Battle
14 June 2004
It's not a legally binding decision, but the first sign that William Hill might lose its legal battle against the British Horseracing Board came late last week when Advocate-General Christine Stix-Hackl delivered her opinion regarding database rights.»
Weekly Nambling Notes
13 June 2004
A review of news briefs for the week of June 7-11.»
WSOP - Thoughts from a Railbird
12 June 2004
Nearly two weeks after witnessing Greg Raymer winning $5 million as the champion of the 2004 World Series of Poker main event, I still find myself on a poker high. And now I know why this sport is shooting to the top of the list as the latest craze in the entertainment world.»
BoDog's Handicapper Conference
11 June 2004
This summer, as another hot July comes to a close, the entire handicapping and sports book world will come together in Las Vegas for the first time ever. BoDog.com Sportsbook and Casino is sponsoring The BoDog.com Handicapper Conference, the first time an event of its kind has taken place. The conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center July 29-30.»
Nambling Notes - June 11, 2004
11 June 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Advocate General Stix-Hackl of the European Court of Justice delivers his opinion on database protection cases involving the BHB and William Hill, Britain's DCMS prepares to publish its reaction to the scrutiny committee's suggestions and more.»
A Closer Look at the Paradise/Discovery Case
10 June 2004
Tropical Paradise, the Costa Rica-based company that operates popular online poker site paradisepoker.com, in April sued media conglomerate Discovery in a federal U.S. court for several charges, including breach of contract, unjust enrichment, conversion and negligent misrepresentation. The two companies had entered into a contract in October 2003 whereby Tropical Paradise would pay Discovery $3.85 million to advertise on Discovery's Travel Channel cable network and Web site. Discovery, however, canceled the contract only a few weeks later, and then refused to remit the unused funds to Tropical Paradise for fear that the U.S. government would hold Discovery accountable for aiding and abetting an illegal activity.»
LegalPlay Heads for the Hills
10 June 2004
While online poker rooms around the world are currently experiencing enormous growth one of the original poker sites is stepping away from the industry.»
Nambling Notes - June 10, 2004
10 June 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Euro 2004.»
The IGC's 'Advertising Code of Practice'
9 June 2004
The Interactive Gaming Council issued a finalized version of its advertising code of practice last month in hopes of industry-wide adoption.»
Nambling Notes - June 9, 2004
9 June 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Stats and predictions from the mobile phone and video games industries, iGGBA opens its office in Brussels and more.»
From the Editor's Chair - v15
9 June 2004
This week from the Chair: a sprinkling of musings and observations about the advertising crisis, Sumofest, poker mania and more.»
BetOnSports Announces Plans to Float
8 June 2004
Hoping to give his online bookmaking operation more legitimacy and exposure in the international markets, BetOnSports CEO David Carruthers announced Monday that the firm plans to go public by year's end.»
The Top 10s
8 June 2004
It's the Hitwise Top 10 "Entertainment - Gambling" sites for the week ending June 5. This week:

Hong Kong
1. HKJC.com
2. HKJC Football
3. The Hong Kong Jockey Club
4. . . .
Far from Over
8 June 2004
After several months of delay, Ladbrokes finally received a favorable court judgment against gaming operator De Lotto in the Netherlands last week, delighting proponents of the right to distribute I-gaming services across Europe's state borders. The Dutch court in Arnhem essentially ruled that Dutch gaming laws are inconsistent with their self-defined goals of limiting fraud and preventing gambling addiction. The court also declared the laws to be inconsistent with the rules set forth by the European Court of Justice in its Gambelli decision. The judgment, however, is interlocutory and not final, and Ladbrokes still has obstacles to overcome.»
Nambling Notes - June 8, 2004
8 June 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Net Entertainment licenses a casino to Mr. Bookmaker.com, New Zealand raises the legal age to purchase instant kiwi tickets and more.»
Market Briefs - June 1-4, 2004
8 June 2004
Dozens of 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.»
Like It or Not, Online Poker Is a Force
7 June 2004
No one knows exactly why poker has seen a tremendous boom over the last 12 months, but most agree that online poker rooms are a major factor.»
Nambling Notes - June 7, 2004
7 June 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Spreadfair launches, the streaker strikes again and more.»
Weekly Nambling Notes
5 June 2004
A review of news briefs for the week of June 1-4.»
I-Lottery Update - June 2004
4 June 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.»
The New EU Members: Hungary
4 June 2004
"The New EU Members" is a 10-part series providing information on the regulations and legislation, mainly on interactivity, of the gambling industry in the 10 countries that joined the European Union on May 1, 2004. This first edition to the series covers Hungary.»
The Post-attheraces Landscape Is Taking Shape
4 June 2004
Just over two months after attheraces went off the air, a new player in the U.K. race broadcasting space has emerged. Racing UK launched the "The Horse Racing Channel" (THRC) Saturday. The new "At The Races," meanwhile is scheduled to go live June 11.»
Nambling Notes - June 4, 2004
4 June 2004
In today's Nambling Notes: Alderney grants another license and reports last year's profit, WagerLogic releases Bonus Pack 4, the dog defeats the horse and more.»