online gambling

South Africa set to legalise and regulate online gambling

Interested parties have just four days to respond to the South African Department of Trade and Industry invitation for public comment on its draft National Gambling Amendment Bill.

Russia Bans Online Gambling

On Wednesday 7th February, Russian MPs passed a law that will effectively drive casinos and slot machines out of Moscow and other major cities.

Online Gambling continues in US – but will it last?

The UIGEA law prohibiting US financial institutions from processing payments to online gambling sites hasn’t stopped residents of the US from visiting betting sites, since the law was signed by congress, according to cyber security vendor Scansafe Ltd, a web-blocking service to large businesses, who examine 6 billion Web requests a month.

Banks issued subpoenas by US Department of Justice

A report in this week’s Sunday Times Online claims the US Department of Justice has ordered the world’s biggest investment banks, accountants and law firms to hand over all e-mails, telephone records and papers connected with internet gaming firms as part of an investigation into illegal online gambling in America.

Neteller – US market withdrawal

18 January 2007 – NETELLER Plc (LSE: NLR), the leading independent online money transfer business, today issued the following update regarding its position in the US market in the light of the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act of 2006 (the “Act” or “UIGEA”) and the Act’s associated anticipated regulations.

Neteller Arrests

ON 16th January two former NETELLER PLC directors, John David Lefebvre, 55, and Stephen Eric Lawrence, 46, both Canadian citizens, and travelling separately, were arrested by US Authorities and have since been charged with laundering billions of dollars in gambling proceeds.

Online gambling soars – Mobile gambling set to follow

The results of a study by consultancy firm Morse suggested almost one-third (30%) of office workers had either placed a bet online or knew someone who had.

Online credit card use – The serious and the humorous

In response to a call by Scottish National Party MP Mike Weir for credit card companies to put a limit on the amount online players can spend on internet gambling, APACS, the UK trade association for payments, said that there were a number of significant problems with the idea, commenting that the solution would be to treat the problem at the source.

U.S. Congress Passes Safe Port Act

Under the bill that received U.S. congressional approval early Saturday, financial institutions will be restricted from transferring funds from U.S. customers to online gambling sites.

Internet Gambling Bill Delayed In Senate

Two Republican aides have forecasted that the Internet gambling bill is unlikely to win US Senate passage before senators begin a month-long recess on August 4.

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