Gambling News 28th May, 2011

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U.S. FACING ONLINE BINGO NETWORK CLOSED

28th May, 2011 at 03:00:37
Another casualty of Black Friday

US federal authorities pursuing online gambling firms operating in America can add another notch to their gun following the announcement by the World Bingo Network that it has shut down with immediate effect.

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PLAYERS ARE SAFE, SAYS FEDERAL PROSECUTOR

28th May, 2011 at 03:00:37
Enforcement actions are targeted on internet gambling operators, not players

The Baltimore-based federal prosecutor who has spearheaded the latest round of internet gambling domain and bank account seizures, US Attorney Rod Rosenstein, has reaffirmed that unless players live in a state with specific laws forbidding their participation in gambling, they are not the target of enforcement actions.

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CREDITORS FORCE CZECH LOTTERY INTO BANKRUPTCY

28th May, 2011 at 03:00:37
Clashes with lottery management scupper restructuring agreement

Creditors of the struggling Czech national lottery and betting firm Sazka (see previous reports) voted to send the company into bankruptcy Friday, reports the Reuters news service.

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MORE GAMBLING GRIEF IN AUSTRALIA

28th May, 2011 at 03:00:37
Are the days numbered for gambling odds to be promoted via television sports games?

The Sydney Morning Herald reports further problems could be in store for Australian gambling companies in the form of possible restrictions on publishing odds during radio and television broadcasts of sporting events.

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