UK Internet lottery making owners wealthy
New Internet-based lottery, which is supposed to donate its proceeds to charity, is instead enriching its owners
A charity lottery promoted as the fairer alternative to the National Lottery has awarded its directors shares and bonuses worth almost 10 million (US$18.7 million).
The lottery, called Monday, held its first draw this week and is being heavily advertised as a more altruistic way for people dissatisfied with the national lottery operator, Camelot, to have a weekly flutter.
May 11, 2006, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Once again, U.S. tries to shut down Internet gambling
Legislation focused on cracking down on the thriving business of online gambling was introduced in Congress this week to tighten existing laws that outlaw the practice in the U.S.
The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, sponsored by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rick Boucher (D-VA), would update the U.S. Wire Act, which prohibits gambling over telephone wires, to cover use of the Internet to operate a gambling business.
The bill not only forbids a gambling business from accepting payment ...
Feb 20, 2006, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
Brits addicted to online gambling
Britons spend 5 billion (US$8.82 billion) a year on online gambling, a survey revealed Friday. And 93 per cent of those with web access quizzed by Virgin Money, admitted they have placed at least one Internet bet.The average gambler spends between 10- and 20-a-week on gaming sites.The biggest players are Londoners with one in 10 punters in the capital gambling between 300 and 500 every week.Half of the 2,000 people polled say they only started gambling online in the past six months.Football ...
Oct 1, 2005, 4:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Republican proposes online lottery bill
A bill in the Georgia Legislature would start the nation's first online lottery.State Representative Terry Barnard -- a Glennville Republican -- introduced the bill Tuesday.It would allow people to set up online accounts to buy lottery tickets and remove the cash-only requirements for lottery sales.Barnard suggested the same bill last year, but it stalled amid legal concerns and opposition from convenience stores.The bill is opposed by Democrats, including Minority Leader DuBose Porter. ...
Feb 10, 2005, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Internet casino profits from lottery name confusion
The Oregon Lottery likes to tout how its revenues create jobs and boost economic development. But one of its latest instant scratch-off ticket games apparently has been helping generate a tidy sum of revenue for the owners of a 9-year-old, offshore-based online casino.Call the confusion over the name Casino Fortune unintended offshoring, if you will.And while lottery officials say they dont see how anyone could confuse a scratch-ticket game with Internet gambling, casino officials say their own ...
Sep 15, 2004, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum
Atlantic Lottery Corporation starts online ticket sales
The online cash has started flowing for the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.It has pioneered a controversial website that sells lottery tickets on the Internet.The service went online Tuesday and by lunch time over 100 customers had wagered on games.The move has made it the first publicly-owned agency to sell virtual lottery tickets in Canada.Darlene Doucet, an Atlantic Lottery spokeswoman, says the corporation is particularly interested in people who already bank, make purchases and seek entertain ...
Aug 26, 2004, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum
Player wins UK Lottery jackpot buying ticket online
Camelot, the company that operates the UK National Lottery, is trumpeting its first online lotto millionaire.The winner has opted for only partial publicity, meaning all that can be revealed is where they come from - Edinburgh.What has been revealed is that the winning sum totalled 5,935,128 (US $10.8 million). The numbers from the March 20 drawing were 13, 21, 37, 42, 46 and 48.Camelot describes it as the UK's largest ever online gaming win. This is fantastic news for the winner and a great d ...
Mar 30, 2004, 5:06 am - Lottery News forum
Bookies in Exile
Costa Rica is highly prized by the world's backpackers and sightseers for its unspoiled natural beauty, but it's easy to forget that when arriving in its grimy capital, San Jose. The newly remodeled airport is surrounded by chain hotels, freshly paved roads and shiny corporate plazas. After that it goes rapidly downhill. A dusty highway heading vaguely toward downtown takes you through the poorer suburbs of San Jose, packed with families in corrugated-tin-roof shacks. Above them, on the sides of ...
Aug 19, 2003, 4:01 am - Lottery News forum