April 2006 News Article Archive

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Court rejects peace talks on Indian casinos in Ohio - 27 April 2006
A federal judge has rejected calls for peace talks in Gov. Bob Taft's all-out legal war opposing Indian casinos in Ohio. Lima Mayor David Berger, in a letter earlier this month, said he favored holding settlement talks with an Oklahoma Indian tribe. Dennis Shaffer, mayor of the Lima suburb of Fort Shawnee, also said th - read more »

MTV Studios and Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment Serve Up a Star-Studded Comedy From the Producer of "Bring It On," Featuring Grammy Award-Winner Ciara - 27 April 2006
The action is hot, the players are pumped and the stakes are high in the smart, edgy comedy ALL YOU'VE GOT, the first film from MTV Studios and Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment. Set in the exciting world of girls' volleyball, ALL YOU'VE GOT explores high school rivalry and romance in the tradition of films like Br - read more »

VIPsports.com Dodge Stratus NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car. - 27 April 2006
The April 21 - 23 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Indianapolis Raceway Park was an unforeseen bonus for the VIPsports.com team. Postponed from an earlier date that conflicted with a national event, the race provided an opportunity to try out some new parts, rack up some championship points and give Superman a tr - read more »

Empire Online sales down after poker sale - 27 April 2006
Internet gambling group Empire Online reported a slight decline in first quarter gaming revenues on Thursday, following the sale of its Empire Poker site, but said it now had up to $259 million (145 million pounds) for acquisitions.Total first-quarter net gaming revenue was $21.1 million, compared to $22.5 million in t - read more »

Las Vegas mayor contacts San Diego Chargers about relocating - 27 April 2006
The Las Vegas Chargers? That would be the football team's new name if Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has his way.Goodman contacted the San Diego team this week about the possibility of starting talks to relocate to the gambling and entertainment mecca."Las Vegas is the fastest-growing city in the U.S.," Goodman said. "A - read more »

First-timer Wins Live Ladies Poker Event - 26 April 2006
Last night thirty female poker players battled it out in the Betfair Poker Ladies Night Live final.This event was the highlight of a month of online tournaments and promotions as Betfair Poker searched for the Betfair Poker Goddess.The players had a diversity of experience from professionals to first-timers. They flew - read more »

Blackpool Bingo Offers its Lucky Players Six Free Games with £100 Cash Jackpots - 24 April 2006
Blackpool Bingo is going to put a spring in the step of six of its players this weekend. Starting at 6pm (British Summer Time) and then every thirty minutes until 9pm on Friday April 28th, Blackpool Bingo will be running six Special Jackpot Games which have a guaranteed JP of £100 each. Good news you might think, but w - read more »

Rise of Internet gambling raising concerns - 24 April 2006
Last week, half a dozen federal and provincial officials met behind closed doors at Queen's Park with representatives of casinos and racetracks. The topic: the startling rise in illegal Internet gambling and what to do about it.Starting from scratch just a few years ago, Ontarians are now spending an estimated $300 mil - read more »

2nd Annual Poker Industry Expo to be Held December 7-8, 2006 in Costa Rica - 24 April 2006
Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that its second annual Poker Industry Conference and Exposition will be held December 7-8, 2006 in San Jose, Costa Rica at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel.The Poker Industry Expo (http://www.PokerIndustryExpo.com) is a convention that covers the business of poker, focusing on manageme - read more »

FastWin Casino Adds 'Tequila Poker' Game - 23 April 2006
As FastWin Casino (www.fastwincasino.com) introduces their new Tequila Poker table game, the online casino continues to prove to players that FastWin Casino is the place to be. And all the poker players out there who are looking for something with a bit of hot tequila action are sure to enjoy this exciting FastWin Casi - read more »

Vegas Partner Lounge Makes Charitable Donation to Support Responsible Gaming - 23 April 2006
Vegas Partner Lounge is once again taking the lead and showing its support to worthy causes. In the online gaming industry there is the unfortunate case of problem gaming and Vegas Partner Lounge is proud to announce its participation in the GIGSE (Global Interactive Gaming Summit & Expo) 2006 fundraising event to prom - read more »

Hollywood Sportsbook Features Odds on the NBA Game Between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns on April 23rd 2006 - 23 April 2006
Hollywood Sportsbook features odds on the NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns on April 23rd 2006! Last Wednesday night at Staples Center Kobe Bryant led the Los Angeles Lakers to the seventh seed in the Western Conference and their preferred first-round playoff foe: the Phoenix Suns, by winning - read more »

FHM Magazine Counts The Utopian Society Star, Malin Akerman, Amongst their 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2006 - 23 April 2006
"The Utopian Society" movie, centers around Six College students from diverse backgrounds that are thrown together on a final project to create a "Utopian Society" on paper. they can't stand each other but as they break through their own walls they discover that it's really their differences and secrets that bind them - read more »

MTV Networks UK & Ireland Launches Fatband, on-demand Entertainment Service - 23 April 2006
MTV Overdrive (http://www.mtv.co.uk/overdrive ) is to preview exclusive Pimp My Ride UK series 2 clips online. From Sunday 23rd April, MTV Overdrive will be the place to see exclusive material from your favourite shows that simply isn't available anywhere else. It's MTV with extra chips.MTV Networks UK & Ireland, a div - read more »

Casinos may have to up the ante to fill jobs - 23 April 2006
The legalization of slot-machine gambling in Pennsylvania has brought promises of thousands of new casino, hotel and restaurant jobs. But attracting so many people at one time will likely pose a challenge, officials say, and the companies that win slot licenses may have to ante up additional benefits to compete with ot - read more »

Hollywood Celebrates Independent Films & Filmmaker's - 23 April 2006
On October 5th, the 2nd Annual FAIF International Film Festival will open with the highly anticipated Filmmaker's Reception in the Grand Ballroom of the Universal City Hilton Hotel & Towers. The 2006 FAIF International Film Festival (FAIF) is a 10-day multi venue event which takes place October 5th through the 14th wit - read more »

Professional Poker Player Jennifer Powell Has Launched Her Own Web Site - 20 April 2006
Professional Poker Player Jennifer Powell has launched her own Web site. Players and Poker fans alike are not surprised by this move. She is regularly approached for modeling jobs and is said to be in "talks" with playboy.Her site offers fans the opportunity to purchase posters or autographed head shots. And many playe - read more »

World Record Online Bingo Win - 18 April 2006
MUM-of-three Jo Collins has won more than £162,000 playing bingo online - a world record. Jo, a Special Needs School driver, had been playing Gala Bingo Online for only FIVE days when she scooped £162.701.97. She said: ‘I'm going to pay off the mortgage, and the car, and go out to Australia to see the long-lost friends - read more »

Are Pro Sports Leagues Supporting Internet Gambling? - 18 April 2006
Over the past couple of months there has been much debate centered on gambling related items such as the NHL Gambling Probe and the introduction of legislation to ban Internet Gambling. Rep. James A. Leach, a Republican from Iowa, cited in the Wall Street Journal on April 4th, 2006 in the article, “Should Online Gambli - read more »

Augusta Pictures Launches 2006 Screenplay Contest - 18 April 2006
Augusta Pictures is pleased to announce its second annual screenplay contest. The 2006 Augusta Pictures Screenplay Contest began April 15, 2006 and runs through October 15, 2006. The winning screenwriter will work directly with Augusta Pictures founder and producer Diana Osberg to develop the winning screenplay for pos - read more »

Grey’s Anatomy’s, Katherine Heigl, Hits the Big Screen in Los Angeles for Exclusive Movie Event - 18 April 2006
Prior to its national DVD release, Los Angeles moviegoers will have an exclusive opportunity to see Side Effects, the timely, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the pharmaceutical industry starring Grey's Anatomy's sexy intern Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl). The film will run on the big screen for a last-chance showing fr - read more »

PartyGaming First-Quarter Sales Rise as Customer Numbers Climb - 18 April 2006
PartyGaming Plc, the world's largest online poker company, said first-quarter sales increased 54 percent as more gamblers made wagers on the PartyPoker Web site. Revenue climbed to $342.6 million from $222.6 million a year earlier, the Gibraltar-based company said today in a Regulatory News Service statement. The numbe - read more »

Columbia Entertainment bids $1.69 bln for Aztar - 18 April 2006
Casino operator Aztar Corp. said on Monday it would begin negotiations with Columbia Entertainment after receiving a buyout offer worth more than $1.69 billion, heating up a bidding war that has generated offers from three other companies.Phoenix-based Aztar, which owns a desirable parcel of land on the Las Vegas Strip - read more »

PartyPoker.com and EmpirePoker.com Rejoined - 13 April 2006
Party Gaming has purchased EmpirePoker.com in a 250 million dollar deal and has reinstated the site as a skin of PartyPoker.com.In October of 2005 Party Gaming announced it was separating from affiliate partnerships of which Empire was the largest. Prior to this move the two sites had shared the same games and players, - read more »

Betfair Poker Pick Up $1 Million WSOP Tab - 13 April 2006
Betfair Poker is offering an unlimited number of seats for the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Fast becoming the most popular place to qualify for this event, Betfair Poker is working hard to maintain its philosophy of bringing more to the table. Last year, the WSOP top prize was a huge $7.5m and nine players took home o - read more »

Elvis Presley's Girlfriend Linda Thompson Joins John Krondes and 'Hit Making Team' VIPs On KDSK.com Easter Friday - 13 April 2006
To all Worldwide Hit Making Team Fans: Tune in this Easter Friday April 14, 2006 to Donn Webb's Cruisin' 66 Radio Show on KDSK.com for yet another super-cool live interview with singer John Krondes and Elvis Girlfriend Linda Thompson. Memory Lane TV & Radio Talk show host Joe Franklin of The Joe Franklin Show will join - read more »

Century Casinos Announces 100% Ownership of Casino Millennium, Prague - 13 April 2006
Century Casinos, Inc. announced today that the Company has acquired the remaining 50% of all issued and outstanding shares of Casino Millennium a.s. ("CM"), Prague, Czech Republic, that were owned by Strabag AG, a non-affiliated Austrian company. The transaction has been closed on April 13, 2006.The total consideration - read more »

Midlothian gambles on super casino - 13 April 2006
The local authority has put forward a bid to the Casino Advisory Panel for the country's sole regional casino, which could generate more than 1,000 jobs.With the backing of a Straiton landowner and an international company, Midlothian Council hopes to strike the jackpot ahead of 26 other local authorities across the UK - read more »

Player Hits $1.427,369.74 Jackpot at RoxyPalace.com - 13 April 2006
Having placed $3.90 on RoxyPalace.com (www.RoxyPalace.com) at online progressive slot King Cashalot, Amanda R from Plymouth, England is one of the highest online gaming Jackpot winners in the UK. Taking home a cool $1,427,369.74, Amanda had spent$240 on the day before she won, and with her 61st spin took home the Jackp - read more »

Ireland’s Richest Sporting Event in 2006, The Paddy Power Poker Irish Open LIVE on TV This Easter Monday - 12 April 2006
350 of the world's finest poker players descend on Dublin this Easter weekend to try and make the final table of the paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open 2006 which is being broadcast live all across Europe on Sky Sports 2 at 9.30pm on Monday 17 April (Easter Monday). What better way to wind down the Bank Holiday weekend tha - read more »

32Red Plc Announces Agreement to be Official Club Sponsors of Aston Villa FC for the Next Two Premiership Seasons - 07 April 2006
The UK facing online casino and poker operator, 32Red Plc (“32Red” or “the Company”) has reached conditional agreement to be the new official club sponsor of Premiership football club Aston Villa. The two year sponsorship deal includes a logo on the home and away shirts and comes into effect for the 2006/2007 Premiersh - read more »

PartyGaming jumps on US gambling bill doubts - 06 April 2006
Shares in gaming stocks leapt on Thursday, with PartyGaming up by more than 13 percent, as dealers cited opposition to a U.S. bill aimed at cracking down on Internet gambling.Bills recently introduced in the U.S. Congress propose a ban on Web-based gambling and the use of credit cards to pay for online wagers.Dealers s - read more »

Everest Poker Selects Ketchum to Manage its European Press Relations - 04 April 2006
Ketchum Paris, media relations and influence strategy agency (DDB group in France), adds Everest Poker to its list of clients. Ketchum Paris is in charge of publicizing the French website www.everestpoker.net, a beginner-friendly poker site entirely in French, which allows all types of players to increase their skill l - read more »

Empire Online still confident of revenue rise - 04 April 2006
Online gaming group Empire Online on Tuesday reported a 61 percent rise in annual gaming revenues and reiterated its confidence in achieving core profit of $37 million (21 million pounds) in 2006.Pro-forma net gaming revenues were $105.2 million in 2005, said Empire, which owns the Noble Poker and Club Dice Websites.Em - read more »

Ameristar Offers About $1.5B for Aztar - 04 April 2006
Ameristar Casinos Inc. said Monday it has offered about $1.5 billion in cash to acquire Aztar Corp., a Phoenix-based casino operator, trumping previous offers from Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. and Colony Capital LLC.Ameristar said the move would give it prime real estate in the nation's top gambling markets in Las Vegas - read more »

Emmett Kelly Museum Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration and Largest Gathering of Clowns - 04 April 2006
The Emmett Kelly Museum board of directors are proud to announce they will sponsor the museum's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Largest Gathering of Clowns world record attempt. The celebration events to take place June 18 - 23, 2007 in Sedan, Kansas, the birth town of Emmett Kelly Sr., the world famous Circus clown. - read more »

Kiwi Bingo Launches Tailored Kiwi Bingo UK (£) Site for UK Players - 04 April 2006
Kiwi Bingo has just launched Kiwi Bingo UK (www.kiwibingo.co.uk), and the UK online bingo community is already buzzing about it. Kiwi Bingo UK is a tailored specifically for UK (£) players - and it's already amongst the best online UK bingo sites. Just go there and you'll see yourself. They have it all - live chat 24/7 - read more »

The Normandie Casino in Los Angeles goes to Las Vegas for the 2006 World Poker Tour - 04 April 2006
It all got started in September of 2005 when the Normandie Casino was designated as one of the Satellite Card clubs to send a representative to the 5 Million Dollar World Poker Tournament at the Bellagio Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. The World Poker Tour starts April 18th through the 24th.After 1350 players (participants) - read more »

Publishers Cash In on Internet Poker Craze - 01 April 2006
With online poker sites raking in big money, the publishing world wants a piece of the action. Already poker strategy guides and get-rich books have flooded the market as television series, like the World Poker Tour and Celebrity Poker Showdown, have catapulted the game into the mainstream. Now, many publishers are hed - read more »

Seven Springs says no dice to glitzy casino - 01 April 2006
Seven Springs Mountain Resort unveiled Thursday its design for a 26,900-square-foot casino in Somerset County, saying it will create 350 new jobs.Unlike the glitzy casinos that beckon gamblers in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, however, the local resort's proposed $5.4 million project will be "modest" -- maintaining the r - read more »