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    Q.& A. | Ales Kulich, QLot Consulting
    Ales Kulich, a consultant to Turkey's National Lottery privatization authority, candidly discusses the process and its shortcomings in this exclusive interview with IGamingNews.

    Don't Be Silly: Expect the Best
    California is broke, and the prospects for online poker -- or most any revenue-generative legislative proposal -- are growing by the minute.

    Swedish Skill | A Lawyer's Synopsis
    Last week, four men in Sweden accused of operating an illegal poker tournament in 2007 received reduced sentences because an Appeals Court found tournament-style Texas Hold'em was governed more by skill than chance. Ola Wiklund, an attorney with the law firm Wistrand in Stockholm, offered a synopsis of the decision.

    Eye on the Industry | Offshore Legacy
    Sanford I. Millar, who is C.F.O. of (and general counsel to) Centaurus Games in California, thinks that under the new Frank bill, offshore operators with former ties to the United States may run into trouble getting licensed.

    PartyPoker Bets $105 Million on Return to U.S.
    Professor I. Nelson Rose says PartyGaming wants back into the United States market. And it wouldn't mind if PokerStars and Full Tilt were forced out.

     
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    Op-Ed | Can We Finally Get a Pass on PASPA?
    Martin Owens, a gaming attorney in California, argues the case against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is (or ought to be) a legally compelling one, but the plaintiffs -- which include Imega and New Jersey State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak -- will have to overcome a great deal.

    Krafcik: EU Lobbyist Critical of Newly Adopted IMCO Report on Integrity
    The European Parliament on Tuesday adopted a controversial report on the integrity of online gambling, but one European lobbying group said the report is unlikely to lead to any new legislation from Brussels.

    Krafcik: French Regulatory Proposal Unveiled, Tax Regime Draws Criticism
    As promised, France has released a draft proposal that would liberalize its hitherto monopolistic gambling market, but online gambling industry observers are already raising eyebrows at the government's proposed tax regime.

    Krafcik: In Afterglow of Obama Inauguration, Caution Is the Word, Lobbyists Say
    Two United States I-gaming lobbyists say the jury remains out on how and whether the new Obama administration will engage with the historically thorny issue of Internet gambling.

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    Nambling Notes | June 4, 2009
    888 to cut a number of its Gibraltar staff, Jadestone goes live with backgammon and more.

    Flashback
    While CryptoLogic Ltd.'s online poker network has lost further momentum with the departure of William Hill and, less significantly, World Poker Tour Enterprises Inc., the Dublin software developer, in response, plans to rally 'round its core casino products and anticipates a collaborative deal on poker that would significantly reduce costs.

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    The Top 10s | Betting
    Hitwise's Top 10 "Sport Betting" sites for the week ending May 23, 2009.
    The No. 1 sites:
    Australia: TAB Racing
    United Kingdom: Betfair
    United States: Daily Racing Form

    Q.& A. | Ales Kulich, QLot Consulting
    Ales Kulich, a consultant to Turkey's National Lottery privatization authority, candidly discusses the process and its shortcomings in this exclusive interview with IGamingNews.

    Nambling Notes | June 4, 2009
    888 to cut a number of its Gibraltar staff, Jadestone goes live with backgammon and more.

    The Top 10s | Poker
    Hitwise's Top 10 "Gambling -- Poker" sites for the week ending May 23, 2009.
    The No. 1 sites:
    Australia: Pacific Poker
    United Kingdom: PKR
    United States: Pokerstars.net

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