Gambling News 27th March, 2014

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INDUSTRY VETERAN APPOINTED C.E.O. AT RANK GROUP

27th March, 2014 at 11:55:34
Henry Birch was most recently head of online operations at William Hill plc.

The British land and online gambling group Rank plc has announced the appointment of industry veteran Henry Birch (45) as chief executive of the group.

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POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE DAMNS ATTEMPT TO BAN U.S. ONLINE GAMBLING

27th March, 2014 at 11:55:34
"These bills trample on the rights of states," says poker advocacy group.

The Poker Players Alliance has issued a strong condemnation of the newly introduced Chaffetz and Graham attempts to federally ban online poker by resurrecting the Wire Act.

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RETROGRESSIVE ONLINE GAMBLING BILL LAUNCHED IN CONGRESS

27th March, 2014 at 04:11:14
Graham and Chaffetz bill seeks to strengthen and reinstate the Wire Act, this time specifically banning most internet gambling.

After a week of hype, the Republican Party's Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rep. Jason Chaffetz from Utah, introduced the Restoration of America's Wire Act to the federal House and Senate on Wednesday, seeking to formalise the interpretation of the Wire Act as embracing all forms of internet gambling, and attempting to reverse a 2011 US Department of Justice policy decision that the Wire Act applies only to online sports betting.

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