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    Default Internet gambling in UK politics - what they SHOULD have done in the U.S.

    See, now this is what Internet gambling companies SHOULD have done in the U.S.

    Financial Times just published an article about companies that made large donations to political parties.

    Bet365 just made a £150,000 donation to the ruling Labour Party.
    John Coates, the chief executive of Bet365, said the donation was from his father Peter, the chairman and owner of the company and a long-standing Labour supporter, and was “not connected to his business”.

    The government earlier this month agreed to allow internet gambling sites to advertise on television.

    Mr Coates said the donation was not in any way linked to the new rules, which contained “not a lot of pluses” for his industry.

    The original bill would have given gambling websites even greater freedom to advertise but the government had since rowed back, he said. The industry was made to sign up to a code of conduct banning it before the 9pm watershed apart from during sporting events.
    While there have been some rollbacks in how much Internet gambling companies will be able to advertise on television, Bet365 is still one of the whitelisted companies which will be allowed to advertise.

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    The American Gaming Association released their reports that declared more than $900,000 was spent lobbying Washington politicians the first half of 2007.
    The American Gaming Association represents the majority of the major land based gambling companies in the US, such as Harrah's Entertainment, Bally Technologies, and MGM Mirage. There are fifty more gambling related companies that the group represents.

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