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    The World Trade Organization has upheld its original ruling that the US should drop prohibition on its citizens gambling on offshore gaming sites, in a 287-page report published November 10th. 

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    UK Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has bowed to pressure from her fellow MP’s over the aspect of the Gambling Bill which would welcome a number of ‘super’ or ‘regional’ casinos to the country’s shores. 

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    The European Court of Justice has delivered its judgment on the protracted legal battle between the British Horseracing and Board William Hill. 

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    It has emerged that, last week, the Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss CasinoCity.com’s legal challenge to the US stance on advertising gambling. 

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    Gambling.com are looking towards Europe and the opportunities that UK Gaming Reform Bill provides throughout the rest of the EU. 

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    Labour MP, Tony Banks, has challenged the UK government to apply pressure on the US to rethink its Internet gambling laws, New Media Zero reports. 

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    Ryanair the Irish no-frills airline has announced it is looking at in-flight, mid-air gambling in an attempt to boost profit. 

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    The U.K. Gambling Bill, has passed its first test in the House of Commons on Monday, despite significant opposition from back bench MPs. 

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    The Revenue Commissioners, the Irish tax office, has launched an inquiry into Betdaq’s status as a tax-free unlimited company, according to Irish newspaper the Sunday Business Post. 

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    In a move welcomed by the industry, Washington has passed legislation which effectively eliminates the 30% withholding tax charged on foreign winnings on US racing. 

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    Sportingbet Plc, the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming company, has finally officially announced the acquisition of ParadisePoker.com, following a week of speculation. 

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    Betfair has said it will challenge the Dutch Government’s granting of an exclusive license to Dutch lottery operators, De Lotto, claiming that it contravenes EU laws on government gambling monopolies. 

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    Fred Drone’s BetFred, which bills itself as the ‘largest independent bookmaker’ has filed profits of over ten million pounds, thanks to a recent expansion program... 

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    A report published this week by Nielson/NetRatings, the Internet traffic measuring company, has revealed that more than four million Britons, in a population of 60 million, regularly gamble online. 

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    Osney Media has announced a forthcoming summit to address vital marketing issues faced by the industry today. The Effective Marketing for Remote Gaming Operators will be held in London on 7th & 8th December 2004... 

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    The Australian Racing Industry’s opposition to Betfair reached a whole new level today, as it threatened to ban all British trained runners from all Australian races unless Betfair is banished from its shores. 

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    Protecting the young and the vulnerable is key to liberalised laws, says Jowell 

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    Bookmaker Victor Chandler will adopt a new brand identity from today (Monday) in what the company is calling a new ‘going forward’ image. 

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    In what the company is calling a ‘pivotal milestone’ in its history, Interactive Systems Worldwide today announced that it has completed the development of the interactive television version of its SportXction play-by-play betting system. 

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    eCOGRA, has announced that it has received significantly few complaints this year in respect of its forty-four approved casinos, and those it has have been dealt with promptly, often within forty-eight hours, and to the satisfaction of all parties. 

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