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Online Casino and Gambling News: September 2008

Kahnawake Gaming Commission releases UltimateBet cheating report

Online poker fans outraged by the Absolute Poker.com and more recent UltimateBet.com hole card scams may be mollified by a report this week from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission following an independent investigation carried out by gaming regulatory expert Frank Catania.

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Littlewoods casino to switch to 888.com software by October 2nd

Littlewoods Casino, a well established online gambling operation using Cryptologic-Wagerlogic gambling software, has been telling its players that a software change is imminent.

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iMEGA opens new chapter in the fight against UIGEA

The Internet freedom pressure group Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) has filed its brief with the US Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, in the matter of iMEGA v. Keisler, et al. The suit is the latest move by the industry association, which has been granted legal standing in a previous hearing and now challenges the constitutionality of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA).

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Poker Trillion drops litigation against Boss Media

A bland note on the Poker Trillion website this week announces that the company's multi-million dollar litigation against Swedish poker provider Boss Media has been halted and all claims withdrawn.

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Norwegians a step closer to Nordic UIGEA

The Norwegian government initiative to disrupt online gambling financial transactions with legislation stopping financial houses from processing such arrangements moved a step closer this week with a proposal sent to Parliament for a vote.

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Kentucky domains seizure hearing further delayed

The much anticipated judicial hearing on Kentucky state's application for the forfeiture of 141 online gambling domain names turned out to be something of a damp squib in the Franklin Circuit Courtroom Friday afternoon.

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Kentucky domain seizures descends into farce

With more information coming in on the incredible spectacle of the Democrat governor of the US state of Kentucky trying to confiscate domain names from international operators, the Kentucky seizures are increasingly taking on the appearance of a farce.

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PartyGaming releases slot themed on The Godfather movie

[inline:party_godfather.jpg=The Godfather's paytable]Online gambling site PartyCasino.com has launched an offer the player can't refuse with its release of the new movie themed slot machine Godfather, making available one of the greatest classic mob movies themed as a 5 reel, 20 pay-line Internet slot at the Alderney-licensed website.

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Gambling opponent Bachus caught day-trading FSC-affected stocks

[inline:sbachus.jpg=Spencer Bachus, anti-gambling inside-trader?]The Associated Press new agency has reported some interesting activities on the part of Alabama Representative Spencer Bachus - a US politician becoming increasingly notorious for his sometimes extravagant and on occasion factually challenged attacks on the industry.

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Casino operators assessing Kentucky court ruling

The news earlier this week that Kentucky state officials are seeking the confiscation of some 141 online gambling domains has been carried widely in mainstream as well as industry media, but has not fazed some forward-thinking operators who had already made contingency plans for such an official action.

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