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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California may crack down on Net gambling

A bill making Internet gambling a crime both for Californians and for online companies targeting them has been approved by the state assembly. The bill, sent to the Senate by a 61-2 vote Wednesday, would make it illegal to offer over the Internet any games that are otherwise not legal in California, such as dice, blackjack and baccarat. There has been “an explosion in Internet gambling,” mostly run by companies located in other countries, said the bill’s author, Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Los Angeles. A Californian convicted of gambling online would…

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California bill targets companies offering Internet gambling

A bill making Internet gambling a crime both for Californians and for online companies targeting them was approved Wednesday by the California Assembly in Sacramento. The bill, sent to the Senate by a 61-2 vote, would make it illegal to offer over the Internet any games that are otherwise not legal in California, such as dice, blackjack and baccarat. There has been “an explosion in Internet gambling,” mostly run by companies located in other countries, said the bill’s author, Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Los Angeles. A Californian convicted of gambling online…

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