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IMEGA DEALS A NEW CARD IN ONLINE GAMBLING

Lawsuit filed against US Attorney General Gonzales to halt enforcement of anti-online gambling law.

Setting the Internet message boards and company communications alight this week is news that a little known organisation titled the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, apparently with the objective of halting the enforcement of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

WSOP $1 500 NO LIMIT HOLD 'EM PAYS OUT BIGTIME

Record entry and a seriously big winner's check for someone

World Series of Poker action continued to dominate the weekend, with many poker pros signing up for different events, in many cases going from an elimination in one event such as the $5 000 Mixed Hold 'Em to the $1 500 buy-in No Limit Hold 'Em, which attracted a record field of 2 998 players - many of them top-ranking pros or experienced online tournament players. Last year's entry for the event boasted a starting field 222 smaller.

MULTIPLAYER VIPER SOFTWARE LAUNCHED

All Jackpots Casino one of the first to deploy new online gambling software development from Microgaming

Online gamblers will be able to compete head to head with other fans of games like Lara Croft Tomb Raider and Thunderstruck with the introduction of new multiplayer Viper software from Isle of Man based Microgaming.

All Jackpots Casino.com, a Microgaming licensee in the Jackpot Factory group is among the first to launch the innovative software which can be downloaded for free to power tournaments that allow players to compete in multiplayer contests on popular games.

GOOGLE EXTENDS ONLINE GAMBLING AD BAN TO FREE PLAY SITES

Total ban on UK online gambling ads now in force at Yahoo! and Google

The giant search engine and information site Google in the UK has extended its ban on Internet gambling adverts to embrace play-for-free sites with immediate effect.

Hitherto, advertisers were able to run ads on the search engine promoting free-to-play gambling websites. Now, that policy extends to cover all online gambling sites, including those where no money changes hands.

EU TO USE WTO ONLINE GAMBLING FRACAS TO OPEN UP U.S. TRADE

European Union asks for compensation from US for online gambling ban

Just a few days before the June 22 World Trade Organisation deadline for compensation claims against the United States in respect of its protectionist stand on Internet gambling, the European Union has given notice to the United States that it expects compensation.

PARTY GAMING AN ATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION FOR AMERCIAN GIANTS?

Speculation mounts on the possible reasons for Party Gaming's US talks

Speculation in UK business circles is mounting following last week's disclosure by the London-listed online gambling group Party Gaming that it was involved in discussions with US authorities over its legal position in that country.

COMPLICATIONS FOR BWIN'S REAL MADRID DEAL

Spanish consumer protection association demands investigation

With the ink hardly dry on a major sponsorship deal between the famous Real Madrid football club in Spain and top Austrian online betting group Bwin Interactive (see previous InfoPowa report) it appears that a consumer protection association is trying to throw a spanner in the works.

ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP BLASTS CYCLE TOUR ORGANISERS

Ban imposed on sponsored cycling team condemned as scandalous

Online gambling group Unibet is understandably outraged at a ban on its sponsored Green Cycle Team from next month's Tour de France - allegedly because of French laws that forbid online gambling advertising by foreign companies. The injustice is compounded because the main sponsor of the Tour, which begins in London, is France's horse betting monopoly Pari Mutuel Urbain, with French lottery operator La Francaise des Jeux the sponsor of a team, too.

FIRST OFFLINE POKER TOURNAMENT PLANNED BY SKY POKER

Birmingham chosen to debut Sky Poker’s first venture into live poker

The English Midlands city of Birmingham has been chosen as the venue Sky Poker's first ever offline poker tournament, with the city's Broadway Casino as the venue.

ONLINE POKER AND MUSIC COMBINE

PKR.com bands together with T in the Park

Scotland’s "T in the Park Festival" features some of the hottest acts in UK music at one of the biggest annual outdoor festivals in Europe. This year the PKR.com online poker company will be introducing the audience to something a little different by showcasing online play on casino games and poker for the first time at a music festival.

“Poker is the new rock and roll. So this is perfect for our user base – young and active people who love to have a great time and be social,” says Simon Prodger, marketing director of PKR.com.

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