New Google tools for webmasters: Video Sitemaps

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Google Video team joined the Sitemaps to introduce Video Sitemaps, allowing an XML submission of video assets for your site. This new tool will ease your self-hosted videos to compete with the big sites, like YouTube, when someone use Google … Read More

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

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The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (Pub.L. 100-497, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.) is a 1988 United States federal law which establishes the jurisdictional framework that presently governs Indian gaming. The Act establishes three classes of games with a different regulatory scheme … Read More

EU fights against misleading advertising and aggressive sales practices

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Just two weeks before Christmas, sweeping new EU rules to crackdown on misleading advertising and aggressive selling practices – including a ban on fake “free” offers and a ban on “pester power” advertising (direct exhortation) to children on the Internet … Read More

US and EU agreement on online gambling, possible Canada and Japan

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Unfortunately for the online casinos and poker rooms, the agreement (signed in Geneva) is not to change UIGEA, but to compensate EU for this ban. United States will compensate European Union especially in the domain of the trade, and mail … Read More

Atlantic City, new casino and entertainment centers

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Gambling is far from stopping its development all over the world. Asia, Europe, Middle East, Russia, USA, places where the gambling industry is one of the most profitable business. After four years when it was built the last casino in … Read More

New features in Google Webmaster Tools for SEO

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Google helps the webmasters by introducing two new features in Google Webmaster Tools: Content analysis and Sitemap details. Some errors reported by Google are due, in fact, to problems in their crawling, but these are minor errors of the new … Read More

Yahoo! in Romania

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In accordance with the information published by the Romanian newspaper România Liberă, Yahoo! intends to open a center for software research and development in Romania, and a specific 100% Romanian portal. Zoltan Somodi, a state secretary at the Communication Minister, … Read More

Report on the European Las Vegas in Spain (Los Monegros, Aragon): Gran Scala project

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Gran Scala is a €17 billion entertainment city to be built on 2,025 hectares in the Aragón desert and will include 32 casinos, hotels and five theme parks. This location was chosen because of a possible 25 million catchment market … Read More

UIGEA – End of comments

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On Regulations.gov, December 12 was the last day allowed for public comments on the Docket ID Treas-DO-2007-0015: Title   Prohibition on Funding of Unlawful Internet Gambling Type   Rulemaking Description   Unlawful Internet Gambling and Enforcement Act requires the Treasury and the Federal … Read More

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA)

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Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 is part (Title VIII) of the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 (or SAFE Port Act, Pub.L. 109-347), an Act of Congress in the United States that covers port security and online gambling. This title (found at 31 U.S.C. § 5361–5367) prohibits the transfer of funds from a financial institution to an Internet gambling site, with the notable exceptions of fantasy sports, online lotteries, and horse/harness racing.

SEC. 802.
PROHIBITION ON ACCEPTANCE OF ANY PAYMENT INSTRUMENT FOR UNLAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
SUBCHAPTER IV
PROHIBITION ON FUNDING OF UNLAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING
§ 5361. Congressional findings and purpose
(a) FINDINGS.
Congress finds the following:
(1) Internet gambling is primarily funded through personal use of payment system instruments, credit cards, and wire transfers.
(2) The National Gambling Impact Study Commission in 1999 recommended the passage of legislation to prohibit wire transfers to Internet gambling sites or the banks which represent such sites.
(3) Internet gambling is a growing cause of debt collection problems for insured depository institutions and the consumer credit industry.
(4) New mechanisms for enforcing gambling laws on the Internet are necessary because traditional law enforcement mechanisms are often inadequate for enforcing gambling prohibitions or regulations on the Internet, especially where such gambling crosses State or national borders.
(b) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.
NO provision of this subchapter shall be construed as altering, limiting, or extending any Federal or State law or Tribal-State compact prohibiting, permitting, or regulating gambling within the United States.

The third Las Vegas

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Las Vegas The successful recipe of the Las Vegas complex in the desert of Nevada will be used again, this time in Europe. There are already another gambling and entertainment complex considered as the Asian Las Vegas, in Macao, and … Read More

Terrorism, as a justification

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Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) publish new proves about the Administration’s attempts to enact the Protect America Act and eviscerate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). It is about negotiations between Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and members of Congress … Read More

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