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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 04, 2013 Match-fixing threatens 'integrity of football in Europe'
QUOTE: Recent match-fixing scandals have centered on South Korea and South Africa, but Europol believes the highest levels of the game are now no longer safe with alleged corruption in two Champions League matches discovered, including one played in England, with 680 games in all being probed across the globe. "This is the work of a suspected organized crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe,"
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 03, 2013 Write Gambling Software, Go to Prison
QUOTE: In a criminal case sure to make programmers nervous, a software maker who licenses a program used by online casinos and bookmakers overseas is being charged with promoting gambling in New York because authorities say his software was used by others for illegal betting in that state....Stuart, who has been charged along with his wife and brother-in-law with one felony count for promoting gambling in New York through their software firm, says that his company sells the software only to entities outside the U.S...
Wired Apr 17, 2010 Graft Probe Heats Up Bingo Issue in Alabama
QUOTE: ...Alabama learned that its hottest issue — whether electronic bingo is illegal gambling, or a harmless way to raise revenue for governments and charities — had become the subject of a federal criminal investigation. Even by the normally unsightly standards of Alabama politics, the fight had become downright ugly.
New York Times Jul 28, 2009 State officials seek sports betting to boost revenue
QUOTE: Now officials in Delaware and New Jersey, facing their own budget problems, say it's time for a bolder move: full-scale, legalized sports betting... The plans are being resisted by the nation's four major pro sports leagues — the NFL, the NBA, the NHL and Major League Baseball — as well as the NCAA.
USA TODAY Jul 16, 2009 A stacked deck: Online gambling in Europe
QUOTE: he European Union’s supposed single market, which the commission polices, is fractured over the issue [on-line gambling].
Economist Dec 01, 2008 Prohibition vs. Regulation Debated As U.S. Bettors Use Foreign Sites
QUOTE: Even as bettors around the world gamble millions of dollars online, confusion reigns about the legal status of those bets and the companies that handle them. According to the Justice Department, Neteller was "a colossal criminal enterprise masquerading as a legitimate business," violating a 47-year-old law aimed at organized-crime bookies. Prosecutors contend the law applies to any and all betting on the Internet, as well as the electronic money transfers enabling those bets.
Washington Post Oct 31, 2008 The Midnight Regulation Rush is On!
QUOTE: While most of us are distracted watching the presidential election, the U.S. Treasury Department is quietly pushing through new rules that potentially will have devastating consequences for privacy and e-commerce.
CNET Sep 28, 2008 For McCain and Team, a Host of Ties to Gambling
QUOTE: A lifelong gambler, Mr. McCain takes risks, both on and off the craps table....As a two-time chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee, Mr. McCain has done more than any other member of Congress to shape the laws governing America’s casinos, helping to transform the once-sleepy Indian gambling business into a $26-billion-a-year behemoth with 423 casinos across the country. He has won praise as a champion of economic development and self-governance on reservations....Mr. McCain portrays himself as a Washington maverick unswayed by special interests, referring recently to lobbyists as “birds of prey.” Yet in his current campaign, more than 40 fund-raisers and top advisers have lobbied or worked for an array of gambling interests — including tribal and Las Vegas casinos, lottery companies and online poker purveyors.
New York Times Jul 22, 2008 Democrats Deny Inquiry Into Gregoire's Gambling Pacts: Republicans say tribal campaign contributions may be linked to deal
QUOTE: Democratic leaders in the [Washington State] House and Senate have rejected Republicans' request for an inquiry into the connection between political contributions and tribal gambling compacts negotiated by Gov. Chris Gregoire.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer May 24, 2008 Web Site Puts Focus on the Fix in Sports Bets
QUOTE: Last Monday, a report commissioned by the major tennis governing bodies recommended that 45 matches played in the last five years be investigated because betting patterns gave a “strong indication” that gamblers were profiting from inside information. And those matches, the report said, may be only the tip of the iceberg.
New York Times Dec 15, 2007 Bill would ban military slot machines
QUOTE: A bill in Congress seeks to eliminate military slot machines overseas that take in $130 million a year, mostly from soldiers. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tennessee, named the bill after Army Warrant Officer Aaron Walsh, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot who became addicted to gambling on military slot machines.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 01, 2007 As gaming grows, many tribes get left behind: A casino plan in Massachusetts is pushing two Connecticut tribes to expand their gambling operations.
QUOTE: But the success of megacasinos such as Foxwoods paints a deceptive picture of Indian gambling. As they become more like commercial entities – Vegas-style tourist destinations that bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue each year – their Lilliputian counterparts in the rest of America are struggling to keep up.
Christian Science Monitor Oct 07, 2007 For Schools, Lottery Payoffs Fall Short of Promises
QUOTE: For years, those states have heard complaints that not enough of their lottery revenue is used for education. Now, a New York Times examination of lottery documents, as well as interviews with lottery administrators and analysts, finds that lotteries accounted for less than 1 percent to 5 percent of the total revenue for K-12 education last year in the states that use this money for schools.
New York Times Oct 07, 2007 A Heavy Toll From Disease Fuels Suspicion and Anger
QUOTE: The cases, which both state and federal officials call a disease cluster, are located within a mile of Everett Square — a densely settled neighborhood adjacent to the town’s onetime factory row. It is now home to two Superfund sites.
New York Times Sep 02, 2007 For Struggling Tribe, Windfall Has a Dark Side
QUOTE: The money, which had been held in trust by the government for nearly two decades, has sharply divided the Yurok people, pushing them into two passionate camps: those who prefer long-term community projects and social programs and those who want the money handed up now.
New York Times Aug 23, 2007 Gambling Dispute With a Tiny Country Puts U.S. in a Bind
QUOTE: More than a few people in Washington initially dismissed as absurd the idea that the trade organization could claim jurisdiction over something as basic as a country’s own policies toward gambling… But a W.T.O. panel ruled against the United States in 2004… and declared Washington out of compliance with its rules.
New York Times Jul 20, 2007 Donaghy under investigation for betting on NBA games
QUOTE: The FBI is investigating allegations that veteran NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on basketball games over the past two seasons, including ones in which he officiated.
ESPN Dec 03, 2006 The New, Soft Paternalism (The Way We Live Now)
QUOTE: The voluntary gambling blacklist is an example of what’s called a self-binding scheme. It is a way of restructuring the external world so that when future temptations arise, you will have no choice but to do what you’ve judged to be best for you.
New York Times Aug 04, 2006 Against All Odds: Antigua Besting U.S. in Internet Gambling Case at WTO
QUOTE: Not long before the prison gates clanged shut, [Jay Cohen--Ed.] had learned that the federal crackdown on online betting might violate global trade rules....A frequent irritant in international relations is that small, weak countries such as Antigua feel run over by big, rich countries such as the United States. That's especially true in global trade.
Washington Post Dec 30, 2005 In N.C., Scandal Arrives Before New State Lottery: House Speaker and Top Aide Under Investigation for Possible Corruption in Measure's Passage
QUOTE: North Carolina, which until now was one of the few states without a lottery, will not begin its games until spring, but already state and federal criminal investigations are looking into whether the measure's passage was tainted by corruption.
Washington Post Jun 26, 2005 At PartyGaming, Everything's Wild
QUOTE: PartyGaming, based in Gibraltar, has no assets in the United States, and its officers or directors could risk being served with a civil suit - or an arrest warrant - if they came to the United States on business. The reason? The Justice Department and numerous state attorneys general maintain that providing the opportunity for online gambling is against the law in the United States - and PartyGaming does it anyway.
New York Times Apr 13, 2005 Sweet Catomine's Owner Accused of Misleading Santa Anita Bettors
QUOTE: [Marty--Ed.] Wygod charged with conduct detrimental to horse racing, was accused of misleading the betting public about Sweet Catomine's condition. More than $2.6 million was wagered on the race...
New York Times Jul 18, 2004 Widespread Irregularities Seen in D.C. Slots Petitions
QUOTE: A petition drive to put the legalization of slot machines on the D.C. ballot is marred by widespread violations of local election laws, according to petition circulators, some of whom admit submitting forms filled with signatures they did not witness and with names copied out of the phone book.
Washington Post Jun 22, 2004 Suit Filed To Halt Slots Bid In D.C.
QUOTE: The plaintiffs -- Methodist minister David Argo, Ward 5 advisory neighborhood commissioner Regina James and Dorothy Brizill, founder and executive director of the nonprofit watchdog group DCWatch -- said the proposal amounts to special-interest legislation because it would grant "a monopoly 10-year license, or contract, to a single company composed of unnamed and unrevealed investors."
Washington Post Jun 12, 2004 Gambling's Crack Cocaine
QUOTE: Ms. Newman was in a position to erect a hurdle to slot machine gambling. Instead, she opened the gates.
Washington Post Mar 29, 2004 Would-be Tribes Entice Investors
QUOTE: A group of people of American Indian heritage, eyeing potential gambling profits...have created another tribe in search of wealth: the troop of genealogists, historians, treaty experts, lobbyists and lawyers they hire to guide them through the process.
New York Times Aug 24, 2001 Is Someone You Love Gambling Away Their -- and Your -- Future?
QUOTE: ...while couples typically hold property as "Joint Tenants with Right of Survival" or "Tenancy in Common" these are not necessarily the best way to title assets. Instead, consider putting them solely in the name of the non-gambling spouse. However, be aware that this is not a fail-safe way to keep assets out of the hands of your spouse's creditors. Depending on the state where you live, no matter how the property is titled, you may still be liable for the debts racked up by your spouse.
Fox News Jul 06, 2001 U.S. Companies Profit From Surge in Internet Gambling
QUOTE: ...a growing number of American companies are profiting from a boom in online gambling and from business relationships with virtual casinos based overseas whose games can be played here.
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