Gambling industry, more important for US than the intellectual property?

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The World Trade Organization, on 21 December 2007, awarded Antigua and Barbuda an annual $21 million compensation claim against the US and also approved of Antigua’s right to suspend its recognition of US copyright and trademark laws to an amount … Read More

Holiday greetings

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Nollaig Shona Duit – Ireland, Gaeilge .. Irish national language greeting for “Happy Christmas” Happy Holidays – Canada, United States Buone Feste – Italian Felices Fiestas – Spanish Season’s Greetings – (For upcoming winter holidays) Happy Halloween – Canada, United … Read More

US FTC new rules on online behavioral advertising

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After European Union set new rules on online advertising, U.S. Federal Trade Commissions published these days a proposed set of privacy principles governing online behavioral advertising. The FTC’s privacy program seeks to balance support for such innovation in consumer services … Read More

Macau, the new Mecca of the gambling world

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MGM Grand Macau officially opened its doors these days to thousands of guests eager to experience the burgeoning gaming destination’s latest grand resort. With 600 rooms, MGM Grand Macau resort casino marks the powerful partnership’s first venture into the rapidly … Read More

When the dice are rolling…

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Two bored casino dealers are waiting at a craps table. A very attractive blonde comes in and wants to bet twenty- thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. She says, “I hope you don’t mind, but I feel … Read More

MGM Mirage – Entertainment, hotels and casinos

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Type of the company: Public (NYSE: MGM) Founded: 2000 Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada Key people: Terrence Lanni (CEO) Industry: Casinos and hotels Products: Hotels Revenue: $7.4 billion USD Employees: over 70,000 Website: www.mgmmirage.com MGM Mirage is a Las Vegas – … Read More

$21m annually for Antigua and Barbuda in its dispute with US for online gambling

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The World Trade Organization, on 21 December 2007, issued the arbitration report regarding Antigua and Barbuda’s complaint against “United States — Measures affecting the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services” (DS285), especially UIGEA, awarded Antigua and Barbuda an annual … Read More

The birding cat

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My neighbours has several trees in their garden where tens of little birds sit all the time and sing all day long. Some days ago, they bought a cat. And it seems that this cat like a lot to watch … Read More

EU online gambling companies against US

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The European Union, Japan, and Canada have reached a settlement with the U.S. regarding its protectionist online gambling policy through UIGEA, although US tolerates some forms of online gambling, such as state lotteries and horse racing. Remote Gambling Association made today a complaint … Read More

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft settle online gambling charges

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All the three companies have agreed to pay a total of $31.5m (£15.7m) to settle claims that they accepted online ads promoting illegal gambling, during the last ten years. Microsoft has to pay $21m, part of it as a charitable … Read More

Indian online gambling and casinos – Mohawk – Kahnawake Gaming Commission

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The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed with hope that tribe-operated casinos would provide a steady source of income for Native American communities. The income genereated from these casinos would aid reservation economic development. Many tribal governments have seen … Read More

Webmasters, take care, a trojan steals your money!

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BitDefender has detected a new trojan, which hijacks Google text advertisements, replacing them with ads from a different provider. The threat, which is identified by BitDefender as Trojan.Qhost.WU, modifies the infected computers’ Hosts file (a local storage for domain name … Read More

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