Casino operator Sun International in deal to explore Internet gambling

Sun International Hotels Ltd. became the latest gaming operator to flirt with Internet gambling Tuesday, when it announced an agreement with a Swedish company to explore an Internet gaming product. The Bahamas-based casino concern, led by South African businessman Sol Kerzner, said it has entered into an agreement with Boss Media AB of Sweden “to develop an Internet gaming software solution.” However, Sun was reticent to provide more details on its Internet gaming plans. “The company sees this as a first step in exploring the provision of an Internet product,”…

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Casino ads on MPs website

THE website of state Community Services Minister and anti-gambling campaigner Christine Campbell has links to an online casino based in the Caribbean islands. It also carries banner advertisements for another gambling site, Gamesville, offering games such as “Miami poker”, “big easy blackjack” and “bonus ball bingo”. The ads promote more than $200,000 in cash and prizes each month. The West Indies-based Casino on Net features video poker, roulette and slot machines letting users accumulate points that can be converted to cash. It has multi-player tables and credit card processing facilities,…

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Canada urged to gamble on Internet casinos

6/8/2001 (Tom Blackwell, National Post) TORONTO – Governments should stop trying to ban Internet gambling and face the fact the rapidly growing, Canadian-flavoured business is here to stay, delegates of an international online gaming conference heard yesterday. That means provinces in Canada should set up Web casinos and offer their citizens a legal, regulated option to offshore sites that are outlawed here, said one e-gaming entrepreneur attending the Toronto convention. “It is virtually impossible to prohibit online gambling,” said Darold Parken, chief executive of Chartwell Technology Inc., a Calgary software…

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