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New U.K. ad rules hit Caribbean hardNew U.K. ad rules hit Caribbean hard
More than 1,000 online gambling firms will not be allowed to advertise in the U.K. after the 2005 Gambling Act takes effect on Sept. 1, according to a statement released last week by the U.K.'s Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In addition, sites from jurisdictions approved by the U.K., also know as white-listed jurisdictions, will only be allowed to advertise after 9 p.m. Several major online gambling jurisdictions, including Costa Rica, the Netherland Antilles, Kahnawake and several islands in the Caribbean, are currently on the banned list.  read more
Review: Tournament guide can up your gameReview: Tournament guide can up your game
Harry Potter's latest adventure is a great read, but can it help you win money? Another popular summer release, Michael Craig's Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide Tournament Edition, can do just that - without all the wizardry. Craig takes his readers to the magical land of Full Tilt Poker, where professional card sharks with gold bracelets play for thousands of dollars against people like you. From theories on betting leverage to pre-flop statistics to an entire chapter devoted to online play, this guide has a section for everyone.  read more
Betfair runs WSOP Europe qualifiersBetfair runs WSOP Europe qualifiers
Betfair Poker is sending players to the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe by offering online satellites to the London event for as little as $3.15. Guaranteed $23,000 WSOPE package tournaments are running three days a week. Noted professionals Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Humberto Brenes are among those already scheduled to play in the WSOPE $20,000 Main Event.  read more



The Reel Life

In this week's installment, Vernon S. takes Bodog for a ride, Eileen K. celebrates her massive jackpot at the pub and Intercasino announces its plans for a big summer slots party.  read more



NETeller buys minority stake in Centricom

NETeller completed its acquisition of a key stake in Australian payment processor Centricom this week. The $4 million deal gives NETeller a seat on the board and a significant foothold in Australia and the Asian-Pacific markets.  read more



PartyGaming stock nears all-time low

PartyGaming stock closed at 27 pence yesterday, its lowest close since one month after the American government signed the UIGEA into law and prompted the once mighty online gaming company to exit the lucrative U.S. market.  read more

UltimateBet Heads-Up Smackdown returns

UltimateBet announced last week its second Heads-Up Smackdown will begin on Sept. 1. The Smackdown is a head-to-head Texas Hold'em tournament modeled after college basketball's championship event.  read more

Celebrities join UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian announced this week that he would be joining poker's top players in Aruba for the 2007 UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic. He won his seat through a VH1 promotion.  read more

Summer Series of Freerolls Finale at DoylesRoom

DoylesRoom is giving players the opportunity to face Doyle Brunson heads-up. The site concludes it Summer Series of Freerolls with a no buy-in $25,000 Grand Finale event, where the winner will play the poker legend for an additional $25,000.  read more



Unibet team sponsor pulls the plug

Swedish online gambling company Unibet will end its sponsorship of its professional cycling team, the team's general manager told the Belgian news agency Belga on Wednesday.  read more

Donaghy pleads guilty in NBA betting case

Tim Donaghy, the former NBA referee who was investigated for his connection to a suspected gambling ring that involved wagering on league games, surrendered to federal authorities this week and pleaded guilty to two felony counts related to gambling.  read more



Boss Media new Paddy Power platform

Boss Media and Paddy Power signed an agreement this week to create an online multi-lingual games and casino system. The online casino will be based on Boss Media's latest casino platform. Paddy Power is Ireland's largest bookmaker.  read more



BestGames launches bingo product

BestGames is adding an online bingo product to complement its poker site. The firm will partner with St. Minver to provide the bingo platform.  read more
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Netherland Antilles licenses more than 300 online gambling sites, but it is not on the U.K.'s white list of approved jurisdictions. -- Online CasinoCity

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