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24 August 2005

PORTUGAL -- As reported by Bloomberg: "Portugal will probe online gaming company Interactive Entertainment AG's sponsorship of the country's national soccer league after doubts were raised over its legality.

"Vienna-based signed a four-year accord with the league Aug. 18 to put its logo on uniforms of the 36 top clubs.

"State-run gaming monopoly Santa Casa de Misericordia objected, saying that online betting companies are operating without a license in Portugal and to promote them is illegal.

"...The case will today be referred to the Attorney General's Office by Laurentino Dias, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, his spokesman Isaac Pereira said by telephone..."

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