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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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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California Wants to Ban Online Gambling

Just as Nevada is getting ready to open the doors on legalized Internet gambling, California is attempting to shut it down – for the second time. A California state assembly committee on April 16 approved a bill to ban most forms of online gambling. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Dario Frommer, would fine gambling sites that allow players from California to log in, and would make playing itself a misdemeanor offense. The bill appears to be similar in spirit to the Australian government’s current attempt to ban Net betting. According…

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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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