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ONLINE PAYMENT PROCESSOR ACTION

Canadian firm gets into European processing

The lucrative if confusing European payment processing sector will soon see Canadian competition following an announcement that Vancouver-based payZILLA Technologies Inc, has acquired the European facing payZ EU firm.

payZILLA Technologies is a provider of online payment technologies, products and services, making a good fit for payZ EU payment systems, which specialise in European online gaming and "...other high risk online payment processing."

BINGO HALL SMOKING BANS COULD BE GOOD NEWS FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

New study shows significant "land players" could come online

Commissioned by online gambling white label provider St Minver in Gibraltar, a recent research study has found there could be a positive business spin-off for online gambling companies in the wake of UK smoking bans in land bingo halls.

MORE DISPUTES SETTLED IN FAVOUR OF THE PLAYER AT ECOGRA

Latest stats from Fair Gaming Advocate released.

The Fair Gaming Advocate at online gambling standards and player protection authority eCOGRA has released the latest dispute statistics, covering the period January to April 2007 and showing that 54 percent of disputes over the period were settled in favour of the player.

Tex Rees says that of the 290 requests for mediation received by her office, 252 were accepted, the balance being in respect of online gambling venues outside eCOGRA's sphere of influence.

NEW LOOK FOR TITAN POKER

Online poker site has a slick new feel to it

Titan Poker.com has undergone a total revamp and re-design, giving the website a slick new look and feel with new, warmer and more impactful colours in a move away from the former standard soft blues to a more edgy black and red. Adding educational content to the site, a new facility titled "Titan Poker Academy" has been introduced as part of the remodelling.

ROXY AND SPLENDIDO EXIT U.S.A.

US players constitute "insignificant" amount of business for casino group

Marketing affiliates for online gambling operations Roxy Palace, Casino Splendido and Roxy Poker were informed by the owners this week that the three venues would be withdrawing from the US market with effect from June 1st 2007. The sites were formerly available to American online gamblers resident outside the 11 states which expressly forbid online gambling.

NETELLER FOUNDERS STILL UNTRIED

Sixth continuance pushes trial date back another month

Neteller founders Stephen Lawrence and John Lefebvre will remain untried for a further month, according to a statement this week by the public information officer for the US District Attorney's Office in New York, where both men are on massive $5 million bail and restricted to movement within the state.

888.COM TALKING TO US JUSTICE OFFICIALS

Following Party Gaming's announcement, 888.com says it, too is exploring the American legal situation

The Party Gaming revelation earlier this week that it has initiated talks with the US Attorney's Office for the southern district of New York has been followed by an announcement from Gibraltar-based 888 Holdings that it, too is in discussions with the Americans regarding the online gaming firm's liability to prosecution for taking bets in the US prior to the American ban on internet gambling financial transactions late last year.

NO MORE CYBERCAFE LICENCES FOR CHINA

Crackdown required to reduce to harm to young people, say officials

Citing the need to reduce the potential for harm to young people, Chinese officials will not license any more Internet cafes this year while regulators carry out an industry-wide inspection.

Investigators will look into whether Internet cafes are improperly renting out their licenses or failing to register their customers' identities, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce said on its Web site.

NETELLER RELEASES UPDATE ON US ONLINE GAMBLING FUNDS

But US players' funds will be frozen for longer, without interest and shares remain suspended

Besieged Isle of Man e-wallet Neteller issued a press release updating the public on its situation this week, but it wasn't the news many have been waiting for - in fact it followed pretty closely the wording of previous announcements (see previous InfoPowa reports)

POKER PERSECUTION IN WINNIPEG

Three clubs raided and 57 players charged in Canadian poker bust

Canadian media reports this week told of three Winnipeg clubs busted for illegally profiting from Texas Hold'em poker games by taking a rake, or cut of the money.

The Barca Club, the Bari Club and Shooter's Billiards were raided by police, along with a Tuxedo suburban home belonging to one of the club's owners.

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