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Nambling Notes - 16 January 2003

16 January 2003

News from Down Under -- A bevy of Australian newspapers reported today that the Australian Casino Association will probably ask the government to allow its members to offer online gambling to Australians. The country's 2001 law that prevents Australian companies from offering online gambling to Australians is up for review in a few months, as is required by the act.

New Stuff -- King Solomon's Casino has added a French-language casino site to its online gaming offerings. The site, www.roidescasinos.com, features 40 games including blackjack, poker, roulette and slots. King Solomon's said the number of its French-speaking customers has increased by 60 percent and includes 49 French-speaking countries and regions.

Legal Stuff -- Solvang, Calif.-based company i2corp said today that it has settled its legal dispute with Caribbean Online Ltd. , also known as DrHo.com. According to i2corp, Caribbean Online Ltd. has validated and licensed i2corp's patent for at-home gambling.

Names and Faces -- Paul A. Harvey has joined Virtgame Corp. 's board of advisors. Harvey, who is on the board of directors of the National Center for Responsible Gaming, is the former executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. ... World Gaming plc said today that it is returning to in-house communications and has rehired Robert Grace as its director of corporate communications. Grace was last with the company from February 1999 to April 2001. The London-based company also said that David Craven, who had been suspended, was permanently let go. World Gaming noted that Craven feels he "has been unfairly dismissed, an allegation strongly denied by the company."

Nambling Notes - 16 January 2003 is republished from iGamingNews.com.
Emily D. Swoboda
Emily D. Swoboda