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Slot Player Held to be Professional Gambler
--A full-time, professional poker player has tax breaks that we part-time amateurs don’t have. For example, they can take off all their travel expenses to Las Vegas, California or Europe to play poker as costs of doing business.
But what about other gamblers?

Court Rules Tribal Casino is Merely a Casino
--The federal Court of Appeals has declared that, at least for labor law, tribal casinos are to be treated exactly the same as casinos that are owned by private citizens. In other words, a tribal casino is not a part of a government, but merely just another privately owned business.
An Attempt To Gut The UIGEA
--On April 10, 2008, a Congressional odd couple introduced a bill that would eviscerate the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (“UIGEA”).
Barney Frank To Have Another Go With IGREA
--After introducing legislation that was a response to the UIGEA, it seems Barney Frank's IGREA will be re-introduced to congress.
Mixed Signals With iMEGA vs. Alberto Gonzales, et al.
--The online gambling community seemingly scored a big victory yesterday when non-profit online gambling organization iMEGA announced on its website that, "Judge Mary L. Cooper, of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, [granted] iMEGA the standing to pursue a challenge of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)."
Betting On The 2008 Academy Awards
--Well the Writers Strike is over and the 80th Academy awards will go on, meaning we get to see Mary Hart and her false sense of enthusiasm during her red carpet interviews.
Casinos On Cruise Ships, Why Not Airplanes?
--First Ryanair plans to expand its in-flight gambling.

As Michael O'Leary told reporters when they announced their intention to add cell phones: "If you want a quiet flight, use another airline. "Ryanair is noisy, full and we are always trying to sell you something."
CryptoLogic Slings Spidey Into Slot Form
--Maybe old habits die hard, maybe it’s the track record between the two, maybe they think that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but Marvel Entertainment and CryptoLogic are once again teaming up to bring comic book characters to online casino life.
British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007
--You may have heard of the "British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007" recently released by the British Government, but chances are that you've neither seen nor are likely to brave its 186 pages of charts, graphs and observations.
UK Gambling Act in Effect: Visible Change and Reaction
--As most of us have heard by now, the UK Gambling Act 2005 (UKGA) went into effect this past Friday, 01 September.
Gambling And The People's Republic Of China
--This past week saw the resignations of three executives who had been detained by police this past April for their involvement with Betex, a Chinese lottery scratch card and gaming software operator.
Online Gambling, Marketing and Licensing
--As anyone who follows professional sports will tell you it’s all in the marketing.
U.S. Backing Itself Into A Corner?
--On March 30th 2007, the Geneva-based WTO (World Trade Organization) handed down its latest ruling in the ongoing dispute between Antigua/Barbuda and the USA over legality of U.S. Internet gambling restrictions.
UK Remote Duty May Mean "Let's Haggle"
--This past week brought some pretty heavy spring showers insofar as the UK gambling industry was concerned. The month started off well enough with the dropping of a ban on casino advertising, but bad news followed in two waves.
Online Poker Gadgets
--If you haven’t guessed by now, online poker is immensely popular. The UIGEA might have curbed some peoples’ enthusiasm to the skill game, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t still checking, raising and going all-in.

Frank Challenging "Stupidest Law" Ever
--The London Financial Times reported this week that Barney Frank, the Democratic chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will trying to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which was passed by the U.S. Congress last year.
EU Rules Against Gambling Protectionism
--In a recent EU Court of Justice ruling, Italy was told to stop filing legal actions against bookmakers from other European countries for operating betting shops within Italian borders.
USA: The Land Of Confusion
--The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was intended to put a dent in online poker and sports betting in America; in fact, it would’ve stamped out the perceived vice altogether if the bill’s architects had their way.
Lawyer's Poker
--The idea behind LAWYERS’ POKER: 52 LESSONS THAT LAWYERS CAN LEARN FROM CARD PLAYERS (Oxford University Press: 2006) by Steven Lubert is simple: Take a bunch of poker stories and a roughly equal number of lawyer stories and mix them together to teach lessons about playing poker, practicing law and living a moral and fulfilling life.
Eight Tips for Online Gambling Newbies
--By now we've all heard about online gambling and poker playing and you're thinking you might want to give it a try. On your mark, get set, wait!
Antigua Dukes It Out With Heavyweight U.S.
--Remember Mike Tyson’s Punch Out for the Nintendo Entertainment System?
The Feds Reach Is Long With Gambling
--I had recently wrote an article ranting about the recent arrests of John Lefebvre and Steve Lawrence, both of Canada, who were taken into custody as owners of Netteller and jailed.
2006 Year-In-Review
--When people take stock of the year past, many emotions are usually evoked, after all a lot can happen in 365 days.

There was some good, some bad and definitely some ugly things that took place in 2006 as the face of the online gambling sector was weathered and worn by another turbulent year.
The Rise of The Mobile Machines
--Take a walk through the business district of any city and you will see a myriad of pint sized technological gadgets.

Palm Pilots, Cellular phones, iPods, MP3 players, hybrid versions, such as the Blackberry, and a various assortment of other toys are being used for business or for pleasure.
Internet Gambling Not Over Despite U.S. Law
--When President George W. Bush signed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in October, many reports gave the impression it sounded like the death knell for the multibillion-dollar Web-based gambling industry.

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