Online Casino and Gambling News: May 2009

Svenska Spel launches new Virtue Fusion powered bingo site

Bingo technology provider Virtue Fusion Alderney has announced the launch of its multi-currency, multi-lingual, networked software on Swedish gambling monopoly Svenska Spel's new online Bingo website, Svenska Bingo.

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French minister puts the brakes on sports betting ads

Media reports last week that online gambling companies interested in the soon-to-regulated French Internet sector were already advertising in the region have been followed by the news that the French government has called a halt to the premature promotions.

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Canada swept up in disruptive UIGEA net

Canadian delegates to the International Masters of Gaming Law Spring Conference in Windsor, Canada have revealed that the US anti-online gambling law the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is disrupting not only American online horserace wagering and state lottery operations, but those in Canada as well.

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Paradice online skill games launched by bwin

The gates to ParaDice, the newest gaming platform at the Vienna-listed online gambling giant Bwin, are now open following the launch this week. This arena of brand-new dice games boasts skill gaming battles galore using multiplayer dice games like Jadestone's 'Dice Hold'em' and 'Shoot the Moons'.

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28 arrested in New Jersey illegal sports betting ring

The New Jersey authorities report the arrest of 28 persons this week, accused of involvement in a 'Mafia-run' sports gambling ring that handled more than $1 million in illegal wagers each week.

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Los Angeles lawyer springs surprise action on Full Tilt Poker

What appears to be a civil legal action out of left field will have the Full Tilt Poker legal team working on a response this week. A Los Angeles attorney, James B. Hicks of the firm Hicks Park LLC, appears to be trying to sue Tiltware LLC, Fulltiltpoker.com, Tilt Proof Inc., poker player Chris Ferguson, and "(John) Does 1 through 100" for non-specific violations of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and various statutes from the California Business and Professions Code.

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Minnesota ban latest - state will not prosecute gamblers

The extraordinary attempt by the state of Minnesotas's Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division to require ISPs and telecomms companies to block online gambling sites operating outside the states continued to dominate the headlines as the week ended, overshadowing even Barney Frank's new bill attacking the UIGEA, which is scheduled for introduction next week.

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