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Edition N31 - April 22, 2011


European Parliament MEP Schaldemose : How to ensure consumer protection?

In the wake of the recent adoption of the European Commission's Green Paper on online gambling, the European Parliament is no longer in observant mode. MEPs are currently deciding on the way forward in view of responding to the Green Paper.

Speaking at an event in Brussels on 13 April, organized by Lottomatica Group, MEP Schaldemose (Danish, S&D member), said she welcomed the Green Paper. This is part...

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Weekly Highlight

Manhattan U.S. attorney charges principals of three largest internet poker companies with bank fraud, illegal gambling offenses and launderingbillions in illegal gambling proceeds - United States Attorney Southern District of New York -

Multi-Billion Dollar Civil Money Laundering And Forfeiture Action Also Filed Internet Domain Names Used By The Poker Companies Seized PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and JANICE FEDARCYK, the Assistant-Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), announced the unsealing of an Indictment today chargin...

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Press Review

Smartphone Gaming a Sure Bet with 2 Million Users and Rising - Awedacity - (2011-04-21)
Entrepreneurial Innovator Sheldon G. Adelson To Receive 2011 G2E Asia Visionary Award - (2011-04-21)
K&L Gates: HR 1174 - The Frank Bill Returns (2011-04-21)
Foreign Money Fuels Faltering Bid to Push Online Poker (2011-04-20)
With Federal bill back on the table, efforts to regulate internet poker in California are set to intensify - Clarion Events (2011-04-19)
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EU Update

European Commission: Open and easy Internet access reinforced

On 19 April, the European Commission adopted a report in which it underlined the need to ensure that citizens and businesses are easily able to access the internet without hidden restrictions limiting access to services or applications and at the speeds promised by their service providers.

The Commission decided against introducing legislation to protect net neutrality, preferring ...

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European Commission Opening up standardisation to the widest range of services

The European Commission recently adopted the Single Market Act, which aims to deliver twelve projects on which to relaunch the Single Market for 2012.

One of the 12 projects is to introduce standardisation systems across Europe. Services are the driving force behind job creation in Europe. To make the most of this asset, the Commission proposes to revise the legislation on the Euro...

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Calendar of events

02 May 2011  iGaming North America
03 May 2011  Gaming Expo Belgrade
04 May 2011  Southern Gaming Summit
04 May 2011  Latin American Gaming Exhibition - ELA
04 May 2011  BingoWorld Conference
10 May 2011  ECA European Dealer Championship
17 May 2011  Global iGaming Gaming Summit and Expo (GiGSE)
18 May 2011  Eurowebtainment
22 May 2011  International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) - Spring Conference
23 May 2011  East Coast Gaming Congress
23 May 2011  Gaming Technology Summit
23 May 2011  iGaming Super Show
24 May 2011  Slot Summit
01 June 2011  Online Bingo Summit
07 June 2011  Russian Gaming Week
07 June 2011  G2E ASIA
07 June 2011  ECA Summer Meeting
08 June 2011  BetMarkets - Global Sports Betting Conference
08 June 2011  CIJUEGO International Gaming Congress
13 June 2011  8th Nordic Conference on Prevalence, Prevention, Treatment and Responsible Gaming
16 June 2011  South Africa Gaming Show & Conference (SAGAS)
22 June 2011  SAGSE Gaming Panama Expo & Congress
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