News tagged with gambling

Antigua gets OK to become copyright haven (Update)

Americans call it piracy. Antiguans call it justice. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are threatening to strip intellectual property protections from American goods as part of a long-running trade dispute over the U.S. ...

dateJan 28, 2013 in Internet
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China busts $11 bln online gambling ring

Chinese authorities have busted what is reportedly the country's biggest online gambling ring, which allegedly handled bets of more than 70 billion yuan ($11 billion), according to state media.

dateNov 02, 2012 in Internet
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EU tightens up online gambling controls

The European Commission outlined measures on Tuesday to tighten controls on online gambling, a fast-growing, multi-billion-euro industry, to combat fraud, money laundering and rigging of sport fixtures.

dateOct 23, 2012 in Internet
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NY judge gives poker money man jail for bank fraud

(AP)—A man who processed money illegally for three Internet poker companies whose U.S. operations eventually were shut down was sentenced on Wednesday to five months in prison by a judge who said he played a "catch me if ...

dateOct 04, 2012 in Internet
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Gambling exec: Online regulations unlikely in 2012

(AP)—It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest ...

dateOct 02, 2012 in Internet
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Some tribes seek federal rules on Internet gaming

(AP) — Some Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to regulate online gambling as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling to ensure they are not kept from launching their own games.

dateJul 26, 2012 in Internet
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US arrests head of online poker site

US authorities have arrested the head of online betting website Full Tilt Poker and charged him with a scheme to defraud banks and misleading customers about the security of their funds.

dateJul 03, 2012 in Internet
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Australian gamblers spend big online - but it's risky

Australians are spending around $1 billion annually on illegal offshore gambling sites, yet with few regulations in place they are leaving themselves open to identity fraud, being ripped off or developing gambling problems.

dateJun 05, 2012 in Other
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US tries its luck easing online gambling stand

Despite a new crackdown on Internet gambling this week, the US government appears to be easing its stand on many forms of online betting, prompting states to swing into action to tap a new revenue source.

dateMar 01, 2012 in Internet
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