Vick, who already pleaded guilty in federal court to a dogfighting conspiracy charge and is awaiting sentencing Dec. 10, was indicted on one count of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and one count of engaging in or promoting dogfighting. Each count is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
The United States has made an offer to settle the dispute regarding services in the online gambling issue with the European Union.
The U.S. offer to the EU involves opening areas that include storage, warehouse services and technical testing to compensate for the gaming restrictions implemented with the passing of last year’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).
This offer is thought to be inadequate and will not equate to the estimated $4 billion dollar annual loss to EU companies, as these same concessions are being offered as part of trade discussions in the Doha round of WTO talks.
SPRINGFIELD | As the pieces might be falling into place for major gambling expansion in Illinois, with it comes potential impacts to gambling in Indiana.
The proposal the Senate approved last week would create three new casinos, including a land-based site in Chicago, and allow existing riverboat casinos to expand by several thousand gaming positions, such as slot machines.
The money generated would help fund a $13 billion state borrowing program for road and school construction projects and mass transit in Chicago. Schools also would see $300 million more, much of that for the base-level classroom spending per student.
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey is a large-scale nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain. The survey builds on the first British gambling prevalence survey carried out in 1999, which was commissioned by GamCare. Not much has changes in recent years, here are the Key findings:
Participation in gambling activities
68% of the population, that is about 32 million adults, had participated in some form of gambling activity within the past year. This compares to 72% (about 33 million adults) in 1999.
O.J. Simpson was released from jail yesterday after posting $125,000 bail after spending three days in jail.
A Nevada judge set bail yesterday for the former football star on charges stemming from Simpson’s confrontation last week with sports memorabilia collectors. The defense and prosecution agreed on the bail amount, which was confirmed at a brief hearing before Justice Court Judge Joseph Bonaventure.
Simpson, who was released in the early afternoon. He planned on returning to his Florida home, his lawyer, Yale Galanter, said during a televised news conference.
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The European Union’s high court ruled Italy’s system of awarding licences to gaming companies without a public tender illegal. The European Commission had argued that the renewal process was anti-competitive and favoured incumbent operators.
Also in Italy…
The Italian government is not preparing legislation to limit lottery fines
Italy’s minister responsible for gambling, Vincenzo Visco, is not preparing new legislation to limit possible fines on Lottomatica over video game terminals, according to government sources. The government official was quoted in Italy’s MF Daily newspaper as saying that there were no plans to halt fines being threatened by the public accounts watchdog.
Hasbro has signed a multi-year licensing deal with Skee-Ball Inc which will give the game maker the rights to design product based on the midway-style arcade classic. The licensing agreement, which is effective immediately, is unlikely to yield the first Skee-Ball branded material until early 2009.
No word yet on whether or not a new online casino game will come from the deal.
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The man who claims O.J. Simpson barged into a Las Vegas hotel room “commando style” and stole sports memorabilia is in critical condition at a hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Fifty-three-year-old Bruce Fromong of North Las Vegas is in the intensive care ward at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Hospital spokeswoman Simi Singer says Fromong was admitted Monday night after having what’s described as a “massive” heart attack.
OJ Simpson, best known for his acquittal in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, now faces up to a 30-year sentence after his arrest Sunday in a Las Vegas hotel.
U.S. Congressman Barney Frank has revealed that his proposed Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA) will not become a reality anytime soon.
Speaking this week, Frank said that his bill to overturn the UIGEA has stalled although pressure from foreign countries could revive the legislation. He said that pressure brought on the Bush administration by the World Trade Organisation along with compensation claims from the European Union could offer a significant boost to his legislation becoming a reality.
The Massachusetts Democrat revealed that no further action is planned this year after Congressional hearings three months ago.
‘It’s not dead,â€ said Frank. â€œIt’s not very active. It depends on whether or not there’s support. I don’t think there’s support for it yet. It’s growing.’
There are currently 36 political co-sponsors for Frank’s IGREA but this number falls well short of a significant movement to legalise and regulate online gambling in the United States.