Timeshare
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A timeshare is a form of ownership or right to the use of a property, or the term used to describe such properties. These properties are typically resort condominium units, in which multiple parties hold rights to use the property, … Read More

The digital Europe – i2010 Initiative
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Preparing Europe’s digital future i2010 Mid-Term Review {SEC(2008) 470} INTRODUCTION Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) continue to be a major driver of economic and social modernisation. Today, businesses in the EU devote 20% of investment to ICTs, and the sector … Read More

Yahoo! allows gambling ads
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Yahoo! changes his terms of service regarding the gambling  ads, for the UK advertisers. This is due to the change in UK legislation for gambling advertising, that is now less restrictive. AccuraCast says that Yahoo! sent an email to its … Read More

Legal action by EC against Germany restrictions on gambling
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Press Release Free movement of services: Commission inquires into restrictions on gambling services in Germany The European Commission has decided to send to Germany an official request for information on national legislation restricting the supply of gambling services. The Commission … Read More

Billions from regulating Internet gambling
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Press Release Regulating Internet Gambling Would Generate Billions in New Revenue for Critical Government Programs Congressman McDermott Urges Congress to Support Internet Gambling Legislation (Washington, D.C. – January 31, 2008) A new tax revenue analysis announced by Representative Jim McDermott … 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

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 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

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