PRNewswire – Gaming leaders from around the globe gathering at Strategic Research Institute’s World Internet Gaming Summit — to be held March 21-22, 2002 at the Sheraton Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL — will meet to discuss a multi-billion dollar industry on the brink of another wave of enormous growth.
Speakers at the World Internet Gaming Summit will not only explain the current state of the market, including the development of emerging technologies and e-cash solutions, but will also discuss emerging, untapped areas of opportunity and growth.
This year’s Summit will also feature complimentary pre-and post-conference workshops. The pre-workshop, hosted by Marc Lesnick, president of StartCasino.com, will provide an unprecedented opportunity for newcomers to learn the ins and outs of the industry while meeting the software providers and marketers necessary to succeed. The post-conference will be hosted by Mickey Charles, president of the Sports Network and will provide a sophisticated interactive experience for established industry players to elevate their businesses.
The conference, which will be chaired by Tony Fontaine, vice president of complex business solutions for Station Casinos, will feature speakers from six continents. Experts from the fields of gaming, law, regulation, and government will include Peter Coroneos, president of the Internet Industry Association; Joseph Kelly, professor of business law, SUNY College at Buffalo; Frank Catania, president of the Catania Consulting Group; John Clitheroe, attorney with Kingsley Napley & Associates; Ted Loh, president of OrientGaming.com; Steve Toneguzzo of GGS and E-Synergies; Sfizo Buthelezi, chairman of the South American Gaming Board; Gary Collins, chairman of the Antiguan Betting & Gaming Committee; John Dutton, president of JM Dutton & Associates; John Modisett, partner with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and former attorney general of Indiana; Maryann Morrison, president of Togel Hongkong GambleGoddess.com and CasinoWoman.com; Christa Taylor, president of Poker.com; Ken Weitzner, president of The Prescription.com; Raj Nanavati, partner with the International Biometric Group; Paul Siegel, VP business development with Global Cyber Licensing.com; and many more.
Better Luck with Your Credit Card
Have you ever had your credit card rejected when you tried to purchase chips at an Internet casino?
It’s a common problem. Certain U.S. banks reject Internet gambling transactions.
Fortunately, every problem has a solution. Here are 6 ways to purchase chips and play an Internet casino, even if your credit card has been rejected.
Solution 1: Try your credit card. Banks that reject Internet gambling transactions don’t always reject every transaction. The transaction may go through. Or try using a different credit card.
Solution 2: Try an alternate payment method such as PayPal. PayPal is an online payment service used by thousands of Internet businesses, including many Internet casinos. There’s no charge to open a PayPal account or to make a transaction. You can fund your PayPal account using your credit card or bank account, then use that money to purchase casino chips.
PayPal is also a convenient way to receive your winnings – you can use PayPal to withdraw winnings even if you haven’t made deposits with PayPal. Some casinos offer special bonuses for using PayPal.
Unfortunately, if your credit card is being rejected at the Internet casino, it will probably also be rejected when using PayPal.
FirePay and NETeller and Western Union are alternatives to PayPal accepted at some Internet casinos.
Solution 3: Use a debit/ATM card – many casinos accept them. The advantage to using a debit/ATM card is that you can collect your casino winnings at an ATM, after cashing out your chips at the casino.
Solution 4: Purchase your chips by bank wire. You can deposit larger sums using a wire than by credit card. Check with your bank and the casino for wire instructions and associated fees.
Solution 5: Send a check or money order. But keep in mind it will take days, or even weeks, for the check to arrive then clear before the money will be in your account. ClearChex (accepted at some Internet casinos) is an alternative way to deposit to your casino account from a U.S. checking account. PayPal also offers an electronic check processing service.
Solution 6: Apply for a new credit card issued by a bank that doesn’t restrict your freedom to gamble online.