Gambling-Forum.com Publishes Online Gambling Year in Review

Leading online gambling portal Gambling-Forum.com has published its annual

online gambling year in review feature. The article includes a round up and

summary of important events which occurred throughout 2005 in the online

gambling industry.



Jan 27, 2006, 00:00 ET from Gambling-Forum.com

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In what has become an annual tradition,
 the 2005 online gambling year in review feature, is now online at
 http://www.gambling-forum.com/articles/01-2006/2005-online-gambling-1088.htm
     2005 was another milestone year for the online gambling industry.  As
 online casinos kept growing at an astounding pace, some online casinos have
 demonstrated an admirable sense of compassion by leveraging their influence
 and helping raise donations for those hurt in the Asian tsunami disaster and
 the 2005 hurricane season.  Donators were not limited to online casinos but
 also included were several online sports betting companies and online poker
 rooms.
     In the legal front, the battle for legalizing online gambling kept being
 fought on several fronts.  Antigua and Barbados filed a complaint to the World
 Trade Organization claiming that by prohibiting its citizens from accessing
 online gambling institutes located at these countries the United States is
 breaching international trade law.  The United States has yet to respond to
 the claim in what may become a big story in 2006.
     From within the United States, two officials have failed to pass bills
 which would have had a considerable affect on the status of online gambling in
 the US.  Republican Senator Jon Kyl from Arizona failed in passing a bill
 which would have prohibited all banking systems from transferring funds to
 online gambling institutes (including online poker and sports betting
 services), while North Dakotan Republican State Representative Jim Kasper
 failed in making his state the first one in welcoming online gambling in its
 turf.
     Besides the themes mentioned above, the 2005 Online Gambling Year in
 Review feature available at
 http://www.gambling-forum.com/articles/01-2006/2005-online-gambling-1088.htm
 also includes coverage of the online poker industry including the Party Poker
 IPO in London.
 
     About Gambling-Forum.com
     http://www.gambling-forum.com is a leading online gambling portal.  Being
 online since 2001 it has become the choice for many online gamblers for
 updates on the latest in the online gambling industry.  It offers a wide range
 of services for the online gambler including reviews of online casinos
 (http://www.gambling-forum.com/online-casino/index.htm ), poker rooms
 (http://www.gambling-forum.com/poker/ ), and sportsbooks
 (http://www.gambling-forum.com/sports/ ).
 
     This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by
 Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R). http://www.Send2Press.com
 
 

SOURCE Gambling-Forum.com
    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In what has become an annual tradition,
 the 2005 online gambling year in review feature, is now online at
 http://www.gambling-forum.com/articles/01-2006/2005-online-gambling-1088.htm
     2005 was another milestone year for the online gambling industry.  As
 online casinos kept growing at an astounding pace, some online casinos have
 demonstrated an admirable sense of compassion by leveraging their influence
 and helping raise donations for those hurt in the Asian tsunami disaster and
 the 2005 hurricane season.  Donators were not limited to online casinos but
 also included were several online sports betting companies and online poker
 rooms.
     In the legal front, the battle for legalizing online gambling kept being
 fought on several fronts.  Antigua and Barbados filed a complaint to the World
 Trade Organization claiming that by prohibiting its citizens from accessing
 online gambling institutes located at these countries the United States is
 breaching international trade law.  The United States has yet to respond to
 the claim in what may become a big story in 2006.
     From within the United States, two officials have failed to pass bills
 which would have had a considerable affect on the status of online gambling in
 the US.  Republican Senator Jon Kyl from Arizona failed in passing a bill
 which would have prohibited all banking systems from transferring funds to
 online gambling institutes (including online poker and sports betting
 services), while North Dakotan Republican State Representative Jim Kasper
 failed in making his state the first one in welcoming online gambling in its
 turf.
     Besides the themes mentioned above, the 2005 Online Gambling Year in
 Review feature available at
 http://www.gambling-forum.com/articles/01-2006/2005-online-gambling-1088.htm
 also includes coverage of the online poker industry including the Party Poker
 IPO in London.
 
     About Gambling-Forum.com
     http://www.gambling-forum.com is a leading online gambling portal.  Being
 online since 2001 it has become the choice for many online gamblers for
 updates on the latest in the online gambling industry.  It offers a wide range
 of services for the online gambler including reviews of online casinos
 (http://www.gambling-forum.com/online-casino/index.htm ), poker rooms
 (http://www.gambling-forum.com/poker/ ), and sportsbooks
 (http://www.gambling-forum.com/sports/ ).
 
     This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by
 Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R). http://www.Send2Press.com
 
 SOURCE  Gambling-Forum.com