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Neteller Founder Pleads Guilty to Criminal Conspiracy

A former top executive of Neteller, one of the biggest online payment processing companies in the world, pleaded guilty Friday in a federal courtroom in Manhattan, to a charge of criminal conspiracy regarding gambling funds.
Stephen Lawrence, one of Neteller's co-founders and chairman, admitted that the operation was illegal.
Neteller's activity – processing billions of dollars in transactions between U.S. citizens and offshore online gambling sites – was acknowledged by Lawrence to be unlawful.
"I came to understand that providing payment services to online gambling websites serving customers in the United States was wrong.", said Lawrence in the New York court.
According to his lawyers, Lawrence is cooperating with the U.S. government over the matter and has also holds himself partly responsible for the $100 million the government is seeking in restitution from Neteller.Lawrence and fellow Canadian, John David Lefebvre, another Neteller co-founder, were arrested in January as part of a U.S. crackdown on the online gambling industry.

Trump Casinos No Longer For Sale

Donald Trump has withdrawn his offer to sell his casinos in Atlantic City.
Four months of negotiations have failed to close known offers by Dune Capital management and more recently Dennis Gomes.
As has been previously mentioned, there was a two week opening available for Gomes and his partner, Morris Bailey, to close a deal. That window passed last week.
Trump Resorts had employed Merrill Lynch to help explore the possibility of a sale.
Company spokesmen today stated that all offers have been considered and none were beneficial for the corporation or the stockholders. Options will be kept open.

Ontario Lottery Releases New Regulations

Ontario - The Ontario government in Canada is establishing new regulations designed to strengthen the integrity of the provincial lottery system and protect consumers, Government Services Minister Gerry Phillips said today. These new regulations respond to the first three of 23 recommendations made by the Ombudsman in his March 2007 report. The remaining 20 recommendations from the report were directed to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. "We are taking strong and decisive steps to increase public confidence in our lottery system," Phillips said. "Our new regulations will ensure the integrity of our lottery system, protect the public and ensure the reputation of honest retailers. Consumers can be assured that we have set high standards to build a strong lottery system."The new regulations will include:
A lottery retailer registration program, including background checks
Enforced rules of conduct for lottery retailers
Inspectors who will test the integrity of the lottery system
A process to deal with disputed prize claims between individuals. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) - an arm's-length regulatory agency that reports to the Ministry of Government Services - has been assigned responsibility to regulate the lottery system and adjudicate hearings. The AGCO has a proven track record of regulating casinos, charitable gaming and liquor licences in Ontario. Retailers will begin to register with the AGCO starting in July 2007. Retailers will be required to register with the AGCO by January 1, 2008 and follow specific terms and conditions in order to sell lottery products in Ontario. The AGCO has developed educational material to assist retailers with the new process and will work with them moving forward. Ontario is one of the first jurisdictions to develop comprehensive, independent third-party- oversight of the lottery system and the regulation of retailers. British Columbia, Atlantic Canada and California are also investigating the integrity of their lottery systems.

Betfair to be the Official Sponsor of WSOP Europe

The World Series of Poker is coming to Europe. Harrah's, the owner of the WSOP franchise, has reached an agreement with, which will become the "Presenting Sponsor" of World Series of Poker Europe.
The European version of the long-running WSOP will begin in September. will be the sponsor for the next five years.
The London-based online gambling site has signed a letter of intent on the project with Harrah's. WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack and Managing Director of Betfair Games, Steve Ives will formally announce the new collaboration and the World Series of Poker Europe on July 5 at the WSOP in Las Vegas.
The World Series of Poker Europe will take place between September 6 to September 16, 2007 at three London casinos – The Sportsman, Fifty and The Casino at the Empire.
The largest event of the WSOP Europe will be the Main Event, a £10,000 buy-in, 750-player, six-day tournament, with a prize pool of about £7.5 million.

eCOGRA Survey Justifies Internet Gambling Forums

According to a recent online gambling survey, up to 40 percent of players use independent Internet message boards for a variety of reasons including finding the best bonuses and investigating gambling venues before playing.
The study was commissioned by the e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) independent standards authority and conducted by England’s Nottingham Trent University. Over 11,000 respondents were questioned and 40 per cent stated that they regularly use forums to ascertain everything from the current US political and legal situation and the mathematics of gambling odds to responsible gambling, business news and game preferences.
Top boards have memberships in the thousands and offer a wide range of topics every day along with, in some cases, genuine mediation services for players with disputes that have proved impossible to settle directly.
As an example, one of the oldest and most respected forums,, has been around for ten years and has thousands of members. In addition to the normal forums, it provides e-newsletters along with webcasting. Its Webmaster, Bryan Bailey, stated that 373 new topics were opened in June with a total of 5,190 posts.
In addition, the study found that online casino staffers wanting to keep up to date with the industry along with player trends also visit sites and find the information exchanged and the perceptions harvested valuable.

Gunman Wounds Four in Las Vegas' New York, New York Casino

Four people were injured Friday when an armed man walked in to the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas and opened fire with a handgun, randomly shooting at people on the casino floor below.
Officer Ramon Denby , the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's spokesman, said two men and two women were treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries
The man's identity is yet unknown, but he is believed to be in his early 50s and a Las Vegas resident, though not a hotel employee or a guest, said Denby.
According to authorities, the man entered the casino from a Las Vegas Boulevard walkway connecting the New York-New York to the MGM Grand hotel and casino at about 12:45 a.m. he began shooting randomly at gamblers and families before being tackled by off-duty military reservists.

Judge Allows Pennsylvania Casinos to Remain Open Despite State Shutdown

A Pennsylvania judge granted an injunction yesterday allowing Pennsylvania's casinos to remain open despite a furlough of state employees.
Senior Judge Keith B. Quigley allowed casinos to remain open despite Gov. Ed Rendell announcement of at least a one-day furlough starting today.
In a special meeting on Sunday night, Pennsylvania's Gaming Control Board voted to issue an order shutting down the casinos in the event of Revenue Department furloughs that disable the department's central computer system. The vote's results were 7-0.
The board held the vote due to the fact that Pennsylvania's 9,907 slot machines are hooked into that same computer system. Employees who oversee the system are among the almost 1,700 Revenue workers facing furloughs.

2007 World Series of Poker Draws More Than 54,000 Entrants

Las Vegas - The 2007 World Series of Poker presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light attracted 54,288 total registrants, the most in World Series of Poker history.
The 55-event series, played at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, is now culminating with the $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold’em World Championship, commonly referred to as the Main Event. With 6,358 entries, this year’s Main Event is the second-largest live poker tournament ever played.
“Poker is alive and well, and the 2007 World Series of Poker has been a tremendous success,” said World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack.
In all, the 2007 WSOP generated a total prize pool of $159,796,918. The Main Event prize pool is $59,784,954, with the winner receiving $8.25 million. A total of 621 Main Event players will finish in the money and will receive at least $20,320, more than double their original buy-in.
Among the highlights of this year’s World Series of Poker were record turnouts for the Ladies Championship, the Seniors Championship and the $50,000 HORSE Championship. This year also saw the single busiest day in World Series of Poker history, when 3,151 players participated in a $1,500 No-Limit Texas Hold’em Championship on June 30.
Due to the size of the Main Event playing field, the tournament’s start was spread over four days. Beginning tomorrow, the next stage of the tournament will be split over two days, after which the fields will merge for a single Day 3 on July 11. The Main Event final table will begin at noon on July 17.
The WSOP is operated by an affiliate of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., the world's largest operator of casino-entertainment resorts.

2007 WSOP Prize Set at $8.25 Million; Phil Hellmuth Busts Out

The top prize at the $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold‘em main event of the 2007 World Series of Poker will be $8.25, based on the 6,358 players who have entered the event over the tournament’s four starting days.
According the tournament's organizers, the payoff was revised up from the previously announced $8.23 million. Approximately $59.8 million will be paid out of the tournament’s pot to players who finish in the money.Last year's WSOP had a record 8,773 participants and was the biggest WSOP tournament ever, with a huge $12 million 1st prize. Due to the new online gambling law in the U.S., many potential players, who could once qualify via online poker sites, have been lost to the organizers.
In other WSOP news, poker legend Phil Hellmuth Jr. busted out of the tournament with a Ad/Qs hand against Isura Edirisinghe of Waterloo, Canada who had 10d/10c. The board came 9c/Jc/Js/Qc/6c giving Edirisinghe a flush.
Hellmuth did manage to make history in this year's WSOP by winning his 11th gold WSOP bracelet. He is the first to do so - both Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson were tied with Hellmuth with 10 bracelets.

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Casino Deals with Tribes

California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has signed a pro-gambling law Tuesday which will allow four of the richest casino-operating tribes in the state to add up to 17,000 new slot machines.
The new bill also allows one of the poorest tribes in California, the Yuroks, to open a new casino with 999 slot machines near U.S. Highway 101.
The new additions to the casinos in Southern California could generate between $13.4 billion to $22.4 billion in tribal revenue-sharing payments to California in the next 25 years.
Meanwhile, UNITE HERE, a casino, hotel and hospitality workers union, are protesting the bill due to a lack of workers protections in the agreements. They are collecting signatures in order to prevent the expansions of the tribes' casinos.

Gunman Wounds Four in Las Vegas' New York, New York Casino

Four people were injured Friday when an armed man walked in to the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas and opened fire with a handgun, randomly shooting at people on the casino floor below.