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The world's largest online poker operator PokerStars has reiterated its position on the legality of its operations in the United States, stating that nothing in the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act which was approved by the House Financial Services Committee this week precludes it from operating in a regulated US market.

The United States has taken a step closer to overturning the highly contentious Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) after the House Financial Services Committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve legislation to licence and regulate online gambling.

The French Football Federation (FFF) and the Professional Football League (LFP) have signed an agreement with PMU which will allow the company to offer betting to its customers on French football under the country's contentious sports recognition right.

Full Tilt Poker, PKR and Barriere are amongst the latest gaming sites to receive a licence from French online gaming regulator ARJEL, setting the scene for an interesting closed-network battle between the biggest names in online poker.

The European Commission has issued a detailed opinion against Poland's draft legislation regulating online gaming and betting which includes a number of provisions that would make it highly difficult for licensed and regulated European gaming operators to apply for a licence in the country.

The House Committee on Financial Services has confirmed that the markup of Congressman Barney Frank's bill to regulate Internet gambling in the U.S, H.R. 2267, will take place next Tuesday, July 27th.

German police have uncovered evidence that bribes totalling €1.5m have been paid to football referees and players to influence the outcome of games, as part of their ongoing investigation into allegations of football match-fixing which began in November and which has now expanded to include 270 European matches.

Despite ongoing opposition at a federal level, Rep. Barney Frank's online gambling regulation bill, H.R 2267, goes before members of the House Financial Services Committee later today, with witness testimonies to be heard from both sides of the debate.

In light of a report published by MHA Consulting last year, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today issued practical guidelines to help companies in the online gambling industry combat money laundering.

In a blow to Camelot's proposal to raise additional funds by offering commercial services such as mobile phone top-ups and electronic bill payments through National Lottery terminals, the UK's National Lottery Commission has provisionally refused to grant consent to Camelot arguing that there would be a "significant" risk of the proposal breaching European or competition law.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has rejected the chance to replace his predecessor Jon Corzine in a federal lawsuit which seeks to lift the ban on sports betting in New Jersey and 45 other states across the U.S.

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