Online Casino and Gambling News: May 2009

iMEGA submits brief to Kentucky Supreme Court

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) has submitted its brief to the Kentucky State Supreme Court in good time for the June 1st deadline for submissions, in its opposition to an attempt by Gov. Steven Beshear to seize the rights to 141 Internet domain names.

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40th annual WSOP launched in Las Vegas

The planet's biggest poker tournaments launched at the Rio in Las Vegas this week as Event 1 of the 40th World Series of Poker championship was given the traditional "Shuffle Up and Deal" launch by 11 times WSOP bracelet winner Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth.

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AsianLogic to delist from stock exchange

The Asia-facing online gambling group AsianLogic plc, which was accepted on to the London AIM stock exchange at the end of 2007, plans to delist as soon as it has the approval of 75% of its shareholders, the company announced this week.

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Grandmother wins powerball with 4 year old ticket

A retired Australian grandmother residing in the New South Wales province had the last laugh on a doubting husband when she decided to check out a four year old Powerball ticket the couple found in a drawer during a clean-out.

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Minnesota ISPs ignore internet censorship demands

According to reports in journals and information sites such as DSLreports.com, Minnesota's Department of Public Safety may have bitten off rather more than it can chew in ordering 11 ISPs in the state to block an inaccurate and badly researched list of 200 online gambling websites from subscribers resident in the American state.

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Online gambling sites owed millions by payment processor Intabill

Intabill, an Australian online e-cash processor owned by BT Projects Pty Limited, owes A$30 million, three million of this to four top online poker companies, the Aussie newspaper Courier-Mail reports.

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Centrebet looks for new acquisition targets

One of Australian online sportsbetting group Centrebet's prime acquisition targets for the past few months, International All Sports, is off the list following Paddy Power's successful bid to gain a major interest in the company through Sportsbet, and Centrebet is now looking elsewhere, the company announced this week.

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'Eminent Australians' to vet government's secret internet blacklist

The Australian government is still wrestling with its attempt to censor the Internet and the huge domestic and international outcry it has generated. And its latest wheeze in an attempt to convince taxpayers that all is above board and fair is to suggest that the grossly inaccurate and supposedly secret blacklist should be confidentially reviewed by a panel of 'eminent Australians.'

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Stanleybet persuades EC to investigate Greek conduct

The Greek state gambling monopoly OPAP's involvement of local police to shut down gambling group Stanleybet International's new Greek retail betting shops late last year has seen a sequel this week. The UK-based betting company reports that following its petitioning of the European Parliament on the issue, in which Stanleybet personnel were arrested, the European Commission has been asked to investigate.

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Frank's bill gaining momentum: 23 Congress sponsors

Congressman Barney Frank's latest attempt to scupper the UIGEA, his Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act, HR2267 is gathering momentum following its launch earlier this month (May).

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