Online Casino and Gambling News: August 2008

Morris Mohawk critical of Fortune story on Bodog

Bodog's Canadian-based North American associates Morris Mohawk Gaming Group has been quick to respond to a Forbes Magazine article earlier this week on U.S. federal actions against American bank accounts linked to the Bodog online gambling group, claiming that the story created "several misimpressions."

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William Hill earnings down 10 percent, interested in Tote sale

William Hill plc, the UK-listed online and land gambling group, has reported first half earnings down 10 percent, in line with market expectations. Profit prior to finance charges and exceptional items fell to £145.1 million (H.1 2007: $287.3 million) in the 26 weeks to July 1. Net profit reached £79.7 million compared to £104.8 million over the same period in 2007.

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Cantor Gaming believed to be almost ready to launch Cantor eDeck

Mobile gambling fans can look forward - possibly by the end of 2008 - to a new casino-in-your-pocket device that is believed to be currently emerging from extensive research and development at the online gambling software provider Cantor Gaming.

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More political complaints on UIGEA

The recent tied vote failure of Barney Frank's HR5767, which sought to halt the implementation of the UIGEA regulations pending proper definitions and drafting precision, has not stopped other Capitol Hill politicians from voicing their disquiet.

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Smelly New Jersey poker player fumes over ejection

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is currently considering the delicate matter of whether a casino acted correctly in ejecting a player on grounds of poor personal hygiene, reports Associated Press.

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Bodog the subject of major US investigation?

[inline:calvinayre.jpg=Calvin Ayre]Industry observers have been saying for some time it that it would not be long before the U.S. Department of Justice caught up with the Bodog online gambling group founded by high profile Canadian entrepreneur Calvin Ayre (47), and this week it happened.

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