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Nambling Notes - April 23, 2008

23 April 2008

Martin Thorvaldsson, counsel for Boss Media, told Interactive Gaming News the following regarding allegations made last week by Pokertrillion, the Malta-based gaming group and member of Boss's IPN poker network:

"Our standard policy is not to comment on these kind of loose allegations. Also we have not received a lawsuit so we don't know what to comment on. In order to address any player concerns we have however issued a short statement in some poker forums in order to avoid uneccessary speculation. I'm sure you have seen the statement which simply concludes that no player funds have been 'frozen' and that we continue to trade as usual."

A source in Washington, D.C., who works closely alongside Representative Barney Frank's office has informed IGN that Representative Spencer Bachus, Republican of Alabama, and Senator Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, have drafted a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose H.R. 5767, which would halt the implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act regulations. Mr. Frank and Representative Ron Paul, co-sponsor of H.R. 5767, sent out a letter Tuesday urging the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department to delay the rule-writing process for the UIGEA.

Financial Times reports Edmund Ho, chief executive officer of Macau, has announced a freeze on gambling expansion in the Chinese special administrative region, including halting the issuance of casino licenses and land allocations for casino developments. Mr. Ho told local legislators Wednesday that the number of gaming licenses in Macau would be capped at six for the "foreseeable future."

Littlewoods Gaming, the online gambling operator, has launched a Flash-based version of for Mac users. The downloadable software, developed by CryptoLogic, enables Mac users to play at an online poker site formerly available to PC users, exclusively. "We know many enthusiasts have been frustrated because their computer of choice is a Mac, but our download software is not compatible with the Apple operating system," said Stephanie Sammut, poker marketing manager with Littlewoods. "Now we have overcome that problem."

On the London Stock Exchange Wednesday, 888 Holdings was up 3.50p, or 2.2 percent, to 159.50, Playtech was up 2p, or 0.05 percent, to 445.00 and William Hill was up 3p, or 0.8 percent, to 391.00

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Emily D. Swoboda
Emily D. Swoboda