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Online Gambling Sites Favor David Cook Over Archuleta to Win ‘Idol’

Odds that David Cook will win are 1 to 3 (a $3 bet pays $4).

And lists Cook at a bit higher than 5/2 while Archuleta’s odds are pegged at 1 to 2.

. David Cook is around 2 to 5.

Click here to read more in the Post makes Archuleta the 2 to 1 underdog (a winning $1 bet returns $3) in Tuesday’s showdown.

As of Sunday, the oddsmakers were favoring rocker David Cook over young, wholesome David Archuleta, the New York Post reported.

With the first part of the “American Idol” finale approaching on Tuesday night, the online gambling sites were favoring one David over another. gives Archuleta — who was once the gambling site’s pick to take “Idol” top honors — a slightly better chance of winning. But he is still the underdog at 3 to 2

South African Lottery

South Africa is a great place to visit, with so much to see, hear, taste and feel.

Every week the National Lotteries operator feeds this fund with an average of 30% (since the beginning of the South African National Lottery) of the post tax profit.

The biggest jackpot ever played for in the history of the South African National Lottery was R44 million on February 15, 2003. It is full of personal travel experiences and insider tips. LOTTO Plus is an additional draw that can only be played when playing LOTTO.

Carlo Reumont is the webmaster of This exciting website is all about what it takes to create great holiday in South Africa. In addition to LOTTO, you can play LOTTO Plus, which gives you an extra chance of winning the lottery. Winning bets can be claimed earliest the next morning after the draw.

Costs. The first LOTTO draw was played March 11, 2000.

The National Lotteries Board is responsible for the National Lottery. The National Lotteries Board has its games operated by the company Gidani Ltd, meaning Gidani Ltd is the servicing company for the lottery players.

5th: 4 Correct Numbers — 1 in 1 thousand

The South African Lottery has seven winning divisions for both LOTTO and LOTTO Plus:

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The highest amount of players to win the same jackpot was 33. The game of LOTTO is restricted to persons of 18 years and older only.

South African Lottery Records

The South African National Lottery is played every Wednesday and Saturday evenings. The LOTTO Plus bet, costs an additional R1.

6th: 3 Correct Numbers + Bonus Ball — 1 in 800

The highest payout ever to go to an individual player was R30 352 465 on November 16, 2005.

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The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund is managed by the Lotteries Board and invests the lottery monies in reconstruction and development programs in South Africa.

4th: 4 Correct Numbers + Bonus Ball — 1 in 22 thousand

Should a winning bet not be claimed 365 days after the draw, 50% of the money goes to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF).

The South African Government decided 2002 that these programs are to include charities, culture and national heritage, as well as sports and recreation.

The National Lottery retailers can be found in every supermarket, post office and quick market store. 7th: 3 Correct Numbers — 1 in 61

The South African Lottery plays with a field of 49 balls, having six correctly tipped numbers win the jackpot. Just look for the National Lottery sign.

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2nd: 5 Correct Numbers + Bonus Ball — 1 in 2.3 Million

1st: 6 Correct Numbers — 1 in 14 Million

Winning Divisions and Probabilities

3rd: 5 Correct Numbers — 1 in 55 thousand

Social Responsibility

Gidani Ltd too, sees itself in a position of social responsibility and supports programs against HIV/AIDS, against crime in South Africa, against poverty in South Africa, employment creation and women’s development.

The National Lottery headquarters and the headquarters of the Gidani Ltd are in Midrand, Johannesburg.

The South African Lottery costs R 2.50 (VAT included) for one bet of 6 numbers. You can place your lottery bet every day of the week, until half an hour before the draw. On March 15, 2003 numbers 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33 rolled out and every winner received merely R111.901. The prize monies are paid out in South African Rand

Apart from the 6 out of 49 game the South African National Lottery also offers LOTTO Plus and scratch cards in many varieties. Four players shared the Jackpot having each of them win R11 175 032.

The South African Lottery was founded March 2, 2000

N.J. becoming 3rd state to offer Internet gambling

Raymond Lesniak’s bill would entice foreign betting firms to set up shop in the state – even though they could only take bets from overseas gamblers – and be subject to New Jersey’s famously tough casino regulation.

“However it is now apparent that we will not have approval in place to launch on Nov. 26,” Hollreiser said. Chris Christie signed a measure to make internet gambling legal in order to boost state coffers and attract new patrons to Atlant…

The test period was established to determine whether sophisticated technology designed to ensure that all gamblers are in New Jersey and at least 21 years old works correctly. One casino, the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, was left out of the test after its systems did not pass rigorous state testing.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  – New Jerseyis poised to allow adults in the state to click a mouse or swipe a screen for a chance to win money, making it only the third state to offer online gambling.

PokerStars, the world’s largest poker website, was not cleared to participate in the test with its land-based casino partner, Resorts Casino Hotel. “Testing has been going on for months. The only other states with online gambling are Nevada and Delaware.

The participating casinos are the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa; the Tropicana Casino and Resort; Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino; the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort; Bally’s Atlantic City and Caesars Atlantic City.

Six of the seven casinos given permits to conduct Internet gambling in New Jersey were cleared to start taking bets during the trial run starting at 6 p.m. PokerStars spokesman Eric Hollreiser said the company is continuing its talks with the state Division of Gaming Enforcement.

A computer screen in Atlantic City, N.J., shows a game of online poker in progress on the global site Nov. Sen. I don’t think there is any online gaming anywhere in the world that is going to be monitored as closely and protect the integrity of the games and players’ money as well these will.”

If all goes well, Internet gambling will be available to gamblers in New Jersey starting Tuesday. Christie legalizes internet gambling in N.J.

New Jersey Gov. 19, 2013. “We remain committed to working with the division to complete the review process.”

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“I’m cautiously optimistic,” he said. Lesniak said the foreign companies want the stamp of approval that strict New Jersey regulation would bring.

Regulators say from 500 to several thousand people could be online at any one time during the test period. AP Photo

The payoff to New Jersey would be a 15 percent tax on their winnings, plus payments into a fund to raise $20 million a year for three years for New Jersey’s struggling horse racing industry. The test also will evaluate electronic payment technology and the integrity and functionality of the casino games.

Online betting will mark the biggest expansion of gambling in New Jersey since casino gambling began in 1978.. Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck said he hopes to push the system and test its capacity.

The casinos approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement collectively will offer 13 websites where customers can make real-money bets.

But the Golden Nugget said it hoped to be cleared to join the others later Thursday or on Friday.

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“This is a very exciting time for Atlantic City and for the gaming industry,” said Alisa Cooper, a commissioner with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission.

“With the dawn of Internet gaming, we are on the cusp of perhaps the biggest change – and challenge – since the first casino opened here,” Cooper said.

He said all indications suggest the system should work as designed to meet strict regulation and protect players.

A five-day trial period of Internet gambling begins Thursday night when players invited by casinos to test their systems make real-money bets online.

Hours before the test was to begin, a state lawmaker unveiled a proposal to lure foreign online gambling companies to New Jersey. Thursday

Chelsea’s baby: Why the political pundits are thrilled for Hillary

Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. (AP)

“Does the word ‘grandmother’ connote authority, durability and wisdom, or a less-flattering set of associations?” the New York Times asks. 

As in, this person is in her sunset years? 

Here are some memos, according to the New York Times: 

The public interest is understandable. She said the segment should show Clinton ‘doing it all’ — working on health care, picking out flowers for a state dinner — and include film footage of ‘you attending one of Chelsea’s soccer games or making a run to the local supermarket.’” 

Hillary then and now 

And this is two decades before Barack Obama sat down with Zack Galafinakis. 

Unclear to whom? Hillary’s daughter can’t get pregnant without a bunch of political reporters hyperventilating? 

And ideological fodder as well. And fraught with meaning for Hillary: 

Also … 

We’ll stop the madness with this semi-scoop from The Wire: 

Some things never change. Oh yes, and her mother will probably run for president. 

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Combined with the latest release of Clinton library files, this is a reminder that Hillary has been on the public stage a very long time. Chelsea grew up in the White House, and was awkwardly caught in the middle during the Monica Lewinsky mess. Ted Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter tweeted: “I love days like this when everyone recognizes a baby is a baby and not a fetus.” 

In that latest document dump from the Clinton presidential library, we again see Hillary’s handlers trying to soften her image–a challenge they may face again in 2016 (baby or no baby). 

Ah, so the baby-in-waiting is already a political prop for the 2016 campaign. 

“Clinton will be something else entirely: the most prominent American politician ever to become a grandmother. She married the son of two members of Congress, Marc Mezvinsky (in a wedding at a secret location). 9, 2013, file photo Chelsea Clinton speaks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. That can be a big disadvantage, as she’s hardly a fresh face and we’ve already lived through one Clinton presidency. Clinton addressed ‘image problems you must counter.’ Her aides gently reminded the first lady: ‘Your staff and friends know you are an extremely warm, down-to-earth person, but the public doesn’t know it. But it also means the public is quite interested in her soap-opera life, and that her career will never be dull–especially with this latest development heralding a new generation. 

Hillary has been openly pining for a grandchild, and I get that the handicappers think it will warm up her image. Although this is blatantly sexist on its face, as I don’t recall anyone lauding the fact that Mitt Romney was a grandfather. 

Chelsea Clinton is having a baby–a nice, non-controversial story, right?–but the media are treating this development with a studied seriousness that borders on parody. 

Until then, we’ll have to make do with the speculation. She’s now part of the family foundation and a sometimes correspondent for NBC. And here’s more advice, via the Washington Post: 

“Another adviser to Mrs. “Among a long list of interview ideas, Caputo suggested Clinton do a ‘television magazine’ show and offered Maria Shriver as interviewer. As in the Christian Science Monitor venturing, “If we had to guess, we’d say that Hillary Clinton will be a tad less interested in running for president now that she’s about to be a grandmother.” 

Perhaps it’s inevitable, since the Clintons are one of our royal families, that the media hoopla will approach William-and-Kate levels: It’s a boy (or girl)! The birth! The name! The first pictures! The People magazine cover! . To counter impressions that you’re only a tough-talking, businesslike lawyer, you can show more flashes of humor and reveal more about yourself.’” 

Hillary then and now 

USA Today asks: “It’s unclear how Chelsea’s pregnancy will affect Hillary Clinton, who is considering a race for president in 2016.” 

Mark your calendars. 

“The first day Chelsea Clinton’s just-announced baby will be eligible to be president is January 20, 2053.” 

“‘We must set forth a strategy over the next month to protect you from the negative press attacks that are likely to come in response to your positive press,’ wrote Lisa Caputo, Mrs. ‘The press will begin to take some knocks at you,’ she warned. 

Jim Pinkerton jokingly referred to the “royal baby” on “Media Buzz,” but that comparison was more seriously invoked when “Good Morning America” talked about the impact on Hillary: “Instead of hugging and kissing strangers’ babies, she would have one of her own. But when Jenna Bush Hager announced her pregnancy in December 2012, it hardly got a big wave of media attention. As far as sympathetic roles go, it doesn’t get much better than that.” 

Granted, Chelsea is a former president’s daughter. Sure, she unveiled the news on the “Today” show, but she works for the program. 

This, says Politico, makes the baby announcement “a politico-obstetric earthquake,” high on the Richter scale. A warm, maternal image to counter the critics who call her cold and calculating.” 

Chelsea’s baby: Why the political pundits are thrilled for Hillary 


In a Dec. Clinton’s press secretary

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Instagram Backer Sequoia Capital Bets $10M on PicsArt

“We don’t view it as a zero-sum game,” Kriegel says.

“We are enabling people to express and create,” says PicsArt general manager Wilson Kriegel. PicsArt is also a place where people can share their art, edit it collaboratively, comment on each others’ images, follow their favorite artists, enter weekly contests, and act as contest judges.

Although PicsArt isn’t intended as a marketplace where artists can sell their work, the company is creating an environment where artists can be discovered by purchasers of graphic art, Kriegel says.

With its new capital, PicsArt plans to grow its U.S. San Jose, CA-based Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) has adapted its flagship photo editing tool Photoshop for use on mobile devices, and in September it acquired New York-based Aviary, a private company that developed its own free mobile app for editing photos.

“The first generation of photo apps were based primarily on sharing,” Hamoui said in the announcement of the Series A financing round led by Sequoia. PicsArt offers a varied suite of image creation tools that include photo manipulation, freehand drawing, text, and layout templates that look like scrapbooking pages. “We view that as the next generation.”

The results so far: The company announced today that Silicon Valley venture firm Sequoia Capital is investing $10 million in PicsArt, a startup founded in Armenia that is continuing a push into the U.S. “PicsArt’s rapid, organic growth makes the case that the next era of expression will be based not only on sharing, but creativity and collaboration as well.”

The app has been downloaded by 200 million users, and added 50 million users over the past six months, Kriegel says. Users can buy avatars, stickers, and special fonts to add to their images. The new features planned soon include one-to-one communication between users; support for the creation of very short video sequences, and possibly a video editing function by the end of this year, Kriegel says. “We’re hiring dozens of people here,” he says.. You can reach her at user base and continue to expand the editing system.

PicsArt, a growing mobile photo-editing system that claims almost 60 million active users a month, is moving its top brass to San Francisco so it can tap into the area’s tech talent pool and venture community.

The social aspects of PicsArt spill over into other networks such as Facebook and Twitter, where images created with PicsArt can be uploaded and discussed. PicsArt is a complement to these companies, rather than strictly a competitor, Kriegel says.

PicsArt was founded in late 2011 by CEO Hovhannes Avoyan, who financed the startup himself, at least until now, Kriegel says. Europeans and Asians each make up 25 percent of PicsArt’s users, with about 20 percent from the United States.

Sequoia Capital partner Omar Hamoui, who founded the app-based advertising system AdMob, is joining PicArt’s board.

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The PicsArt app is free, but Kriegel says the company has been profitable for two years due to revenues from ads, sponsorships, and sales from the store inside the app. The expansion could be a boon for Bay area tech workers. The company is trying to differentiate itself from Instagram, the Sequoia-backed photo editing and sharing company sold for $1 billion to Facebook, and from the photo-related startups inspired by Instagram’s success. market. The company has about 100 staffers in Europe, but is setting up a second headquarters in San Francisco.

Bernadette Tansey is Xconomy’s San Francisco Editor

U.S. Treasury warns casinos on illegal sports betting

22 Thomson Reuters article, which said the department was likely to press casinos to take a greater role in fighting illegal sport book activity.

Runners have been known to loiter at casinos, keeping numerous mobile phones and tablets near them to receive orders from illegal gambling rings.

The letter reminds casinos that the Bank Secrecy Act requires them to ask gamblers whether their bets are for themselves, and to report any wagers for third parties as suspicious activity. states including Nevada, home of Las Vegas. casinos must take steps to combat illegal sports gambling, the Treasury Department has told an industry group in a letter that came just weeks before the Super Bowl, one of the biggest betting events of the year.

Freeman said the risk of money laundering “is far greater in the vast, unregulated, illegal sports betting market than in the highly regulated, legal gaming industry.

“While casinos routinely look for suspicious bets at sports books and have worked with law enforcement to identify illegal activity, in some cases leading to criminal convictions, no such oversight exists for the illegal sports betting market,” he said

Sports gambling is legal in only four U.S. National Football League’s Super Bowl on Feb. This poses distinct money laundering risks for casinos,” FinCEN said in the letter.

The letter with guidance for casinos from Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) came in response to a Dec. The letter also reminds casinos that they must take a risk-based approach to compliance, focusing on gaming that presents the greatest money laundering threat.

Regulators and law enforcement authorities are concerned by intelligence suggesting that criminals are making bets with legal sports book operations, using intermediaries, or “runners,” to place bets, the Treasury bureau said.

In a statement responding to FinCEN’s letter on Friday, AGA President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Freemansaid the group “welcomes continued guidance from FinCEN.” He added that “members are committed to robust anti-money laundering measures” and that they “invest significant resources to tailor risk-based compliance programs for every corner of the casino, including sports books.”

“Increases in sports betting conducted on behalf of third parties are facilitating criminal activity and posing a money laundering risk to the U.S financial system,” the Treasury said in a letter made public on Friday. 1 yields one of the busiest sports book weekends of the year.

(Reuters) – U.S. However, illegal sports betting operations around the world, including online outfits, sometimes offset bets they receive by placing casino wagers, law enforcement sources told Thomson Reuters.

The FinCEN letter was addressed to the president of the American Gaming Association (AGA), the trade group for the U.S. The letter was dated Dec. casino industry. It said $140 billion is laundered annually through sport betting. The AGA, citing the Thomson Reuters article, had asked FinCEN about its plans to issue guidance.

The global International Center for Sport Security reported last year that 80 percent of global sport betting is illegally transacted, and therefore invisible to authorities.

“In these cases, the intermediaries rarely voluntarily disclose to the casino that a transaction is being conducted on behalf of a third party, thereby disguising the third party’s role in the transaction and obscuring the source of funds used to place the bet. 24.

FinCEN noted that prior to the news of its planned guidance, it had been “planning on communicating to the casino industry directly with respect to a particular concern in this regard.”

The U.S. The report urged governments to correct what it called a vulnerability of sport betting to organized crime.

How to Bet Online in America: Can You? – Louisville Pop Culture

Breakthroughs in relaxing gambling laws is coming from individual states that want to assert their right to tax betting wins. In some cases, certain types of gambling are prohibited by Federal law while others are permitted. The IRS website clearly states that, “Whether you roll the dice, play cards or bet on the ponies, all your winnings are taxable.”

Although America has several online betting contradictions, there is one surefire way to know if you are eligible to bet online.

Currently, gambling reform is moving in a lenient direction, and there are several organizations that want to legalize online betting on all types of sports. In the city of Hamden, a large-scale sports bookmaking scheme helped bettors place online sports wagers with websites that were operating offshore gambling. In the past, online gambling websites available to Americans did not always follow the rules.

Events like the FIFA World Cup tournament, March Madness brackets, and the Kentucky Derby have bettors around the world captivated. Throughout the 1900′s, lawmakers continued to be reluctant to legalize new forms of gambling.

The IRS taxes illegal and legal gambling wins

In the end, even with a bit of research, you may still have difficulty figuring out if you are eligible to place bets online in your state. If you are a patron of a legal or illegal gambling operation online or offline, you are still required to report it. This decision to violate the international agreement has cost Antigua millions in lost American revenue.

How do you know if online sports gambling is legal for you?

In February 2014, Connecticut courts prosecuted an illegal online sports betting website. Mainly, the history of gambling in America grew very dark in the early 1900′s due to wagering on team sports. Because of Federal regulations, horse betting is usually a protected form of gambling that online users in most states can access. The penalties under the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act for operating an illegal gambling business include up to 20 years in jail.

Thankfully, newer online betting websites make their money by screening users and following state laws without being told what to do by lawmakers. In particular, New Jersey is leading the way by taking the nationwide pro-internet gambling issue all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary. America is in an ongoing legal battle with the country of Antigua because the US will not comply with former international agreements stating that online gambling will be legal in America. Nevertheless, each state is entitled to choose which types of gambling will be available for their citizens with few Federal laws to override them. But what about betting on team sports or the Olympics? While there are Native American territory online betting loopholes, the Federal government is reluctant to allow wagers to be placed on team sporting events. In other words, the casual observer could easily conclude that there is no simple list of straightforward laws when it comes to gambling online in the United States.

Online horse betting is the top legal choice

Did you know that you do not need a local horse racing track in your state to bet on horses? Even if your state says that they generally prohibit gambling, there may be exceptions for placing a bet on horses online.

The official rules on gambling from the FBI

When you search online for the laws on internet gambling, you find that the official information is rather vague. According to the website, you need to access betting legality information for the specific state you live in from your state gaming commission. Prevalent illegal wagering includes sports bracket betting or gambling on the Super Bowl with friends. Despite all the confusion, sports betting online for Americans is easy to navigate for beginners due to one simple internet feature.

When it comes to gambling offline in America, the casinos, lottery tickets and raffles will always be the most common legal options. For example, in the state of Washington, all forms of gambling on sports are illegal with the exception of pool halls. Nonetheless, their website clearly states that betting on horses is perfectly legal for Washington State residents.

What about NBA, MLB, NFL, or MMA betting online?

Eventually, laws like the Unlawful Internet Gambling Protection Act will be reformed. Although significant international attention has been placed on betting across borders, Americans often do not understand if they are allowed to place online bets for national or international sporting events. On the other hand, the government website also states that online gambling on tribal lands differs. Simply put, if you cannot access a betting website, it is probably blocked by your internet service provider and therefore illegal in your area. Along with pressure from individuals states like New Jersey, the United States may also be forced to legalize gambling because of Antigua. This is why you need to submit information about your address when you log on as a new user. In working to develop the sports betting review site,, I often wonder if people like me in the United States are able to bet online at all.

Unfortunately, unlike Europe, Australia and parts of Asia, America is a mixed bag of confusing laws when it comes to the topic of online gambling. For instance, horse racing is usually legal in all 50 states due to Federal laws, but Federal regulations are strict about lottery tickets being purchased online.

America’s common legal gambling options. Some also require that you use a credit card issued to your current address.

Casinos are showing up all over America, and horse racing is a common sports betting opportunity. For now, American online sports bettors that are interested in placing bets on the NBA, soccer, NHL, MLB or NFL will have to stay content with online games and betting on horses.

While users of illegal gambling websites typically are not prosecuted, you can still get in trouble if you do not pay taxes on your winnings. In particular, the United States provides an FAQ website for the general public called that covers the topic of gambling legality. Even if you have brushed up on gambling laws in the past few years, new American online gambling updates might surprise you. However, there is a simple fail-safe in place online

Alibaba IPO timing bodes well for Casino’s Cnova listing

peers since growth at Casino’s online operations is lagging behind. According to Grupo BTG Pactual analysts led by Fabio Monteiro, shares of two Casino subsidiaries in Brazil – whose online businesses will be run by Cnova – could have relevant upside thanks to listing.

The Alibaba deal, which could fetch more than $22 billion, should add firepower to the listing of Cnova, Casino’s platform with over $4 billion in annual sales in France, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand and Vietnam, just as major rivals expand their global reach. 18.

“This will naturally bring about a recycling of money. “Many people are active because of Alibaba deal – it’s an anchor that will help lure more people” into trades like Cnova.

Monteiro expects Cnova to price its IPO at a discount to Chinese and U.S. Cnova remains “well off the benchmark” Inc, and its marketplace business, a fee-based business with much higher returns and margins than e-commerce, because it is smaller relative to peers, he noted.

Considering sales equivalent to 1 time to 1.5 times enterprise value – a gauge that accounts for a company’s market capitalization plus debt minus cash – shares of supermarket chain GPA SA (PCAR4.SA) could rise up to 18 percent, and those of home appliance retailer Via Varejo SA (VVAR3.SA) up to 31 percent, Monteiro said.

The decision to list Cnova on the Nasdaq will lure the world’s best technology investment firms into the trade, the first source said. People will make money with the Alibaba IPO, then cash out some of the gains and buy into another case,” the second source said. The timing of Alibaba’s listing “couldn’t be better” for the Cnova transaction, the source added.

Zia Wigder, head of research of consultancy firm Forrester, said the Alibaba IPO poses no threat to other e-commerce IPOs, especially in countries where the Chinese giant is not dominant.

SAO PAULO Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:21pm EDT

Amazon (AMZN.O) arrived in Brazil earlier this year with its Kindle e-reader, and eBay Inc (EBAY.O) is launching a site in Portuguese this week for Brazilian consumers.

(Editing by Todd Benson and Bernard Orr)

Revenue at GPA’s online unit was $2 billion last year, while Casino’s e-commerce division, Cdiscount, booked 2013 sales of about $2.1 billion in France.

. Analysts expect Cnova’s IPO to benefit from the earlier listings of Alibaba and Chinese rival Inc (JD.O) in May.

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The frenzy around Alibaba Group Holding Inc’s initial public offering this week is giving a boost to Casino Guichard Perrachon & Cie’s plans to list its e-commerce unit in the United States by January, bankers and analysts said.

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Both sources declined to be identified because of regulatory restrictions related to the IPO plan.

The Cnova IPO intends to combine Casino’s e-commerce assets into an international holding company while maintaining the efficiencies of its joint e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar business.

By Marcela Ayres and Guillermo Parra-Bernal


The Cnova IPO is expected to happen between December and January, two sources with direct knowledge of the plan said. Alibaba’s IPO is expected to price on Sept