With the prospect of Ireland embracing the regulation and taxation of online and land gambling in place of the private clubs system currently in place, the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland put some numbers on the table this week.
Tuesday morning saw a significant turnout of legal representatives in the Frankfort Circuit Court, prepared to argue their position before Judge Thomas Wingate regarding the attempt last week by the state of Kentucky to seize 141 international domain names belonging to online gambling operations.
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On the eve of an important court case that could have international consequences regarding Internet domain names, opponents of a move by the state of Kentucky to take over 141 domain names of online gambling operators held a discussion and press conference Monday afternoon, denouncing the move.
SB 1369 - a highly controversial and much debated piece of California legislation that will allow charitable organisations such as the Catholic Church to run and collect revenue through “remote caller bingo” and televised games linked electronically to hundreds of locations offering six-figure prizes, has reportedly been signed off by Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger.
When 21-year-old UK online gambler Matt Styles hit an almost £200,000 jackpot at Ladbrokes last Friday he initially feared it was just a wind-up, but he soon realised it was for real, and is now making financial plans he would not previously have thought possible.
Going into the weekend there has been no slackening in the pressure building up for Tuesday's Franklin Circuit Court hearing on the legality of the attempt by the state of Kentucky to confiscate the domain names of some 141 international online gambling companies.
The Antigua Sun newspaper reminded interested parties this week that the Antigua vs. the United States dispute in the World Trade Organisation over the withdrawal of gambling elements from the agreement by the US may have gone quiet but is far from forgotten.