February 2006 News Article Archive

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'Da Vinci Code' Court Case Opens in London - 28 February 2006
It's the latest twist for the mega-selling conspiracy thriller "The Da Vinci Code": a lawsuit against the book's publisher for breach of copyright that could taint the novel and delay the much-anticipated movie version. Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, authors of the 1982 nonfiction book "The Holy Blood and the Holy - read more »

Ex-Playmate Smith Faces Supreme Court - 28 February 2006
Dressed in all black, former stripper turned weight-loss promoter Anna Nicole Smith fought her way through a throng of photographers and autograph-seekers Tuesday on her way to a Supreme Court showdown in her bid to inherit her late husband's fortune. Smith didn't say a word and didn't sign any autographs as she and a - read more »

PartyGaming's over for Segal - 28 February 2006
Richard Segal is to step down as chief executive of PartyGaming, as the company unveiled a 63pc rise in sales.Mr Segal, who joined PartyGaming in August 2004, is commuting to the company's headquarters in Gibraltar each week. He was asked by the board to relocate but decided he did not want to move from London. "My d - read more »

$20 million Indian casino bill passes Assembly - 28 February 2006
A bill intended to send $20 million to about two dozen California counties that have Indian casinos passed the Assembly on Monday.The measure by state Sen. Jim Battin, R-Palm Desert, deals with a pot of money funded by contributions from California's gambling tribes. The money, known as the Special Distribution Fund, h - read more »

Amazing Race Wagering Shows Sensible Choice Not Always the Most Popular - 28 February 2006
The odds may favor two more experienced traveling duos, but PlayersOnly.com players are true to form in putting their money on two sexy sisters. While odds favor the smart, young and athletic Ray and Yolanda at 7-2, and Barry & Fran (5-1) who have been traveling the world together for forty years, PO punters are never - read more »

Head2Head Sports Purchases All-America Fantasy Sports - 26 February 2006
Head2Head Sports, a leader in online and live event fantasy sports contests, has purchased All-America Fantasy Sports, a Pennsylvania company. All-America Fantasy Sports (www.allamerica.com) is a recognized leader in the delivery of salary cap contests with a large national customer participant database, highly compell - read more »

iBidUSA.com to Auction Golf Foursome for Michael Irvin's Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament - 24 February 2006
Former Dallas Cowboys and University of Miami star and current ESPN analyst Michael Irvin, will host a celebrity charity golf tournament on Saturday, March 4, 2006 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Bonaventure Country Club, 200 Bonaventure Blvd., in Weston, Fla. The golf tournament will benefit Michael Irvin's foundation, Pla - read more »

MGM Mirage Profit Rises 31 Percent - 24 February 2006
Casino giant MGM Mirage Inc. weathered the closure of its hurricane-battered resort in Mississippi to post a 31 percent increase in fourth-quarter earnings Thursday.Another Las Vegas-based gambling company, Wynn Resorts Ltd., announced a loss because of one-time charges it took in building a casino in Macau.MGM, the wo - read more »

Gambling plan for casino resort - 24 February 2006
Blackpool is paving the way to become the UK's only super casino resort with a "robust" gambling policy. Councillors said that although the plan will reap massive rewards for the town, there also needs to be some protection. The planned policy will prevent gambling becoming a source of crime and disorder, set out rules - read more »

Canadian Losses May Improve U.S. Odds to Win Men’s Hockey Gold - 23 February 2006
After Canada's inconceivable losses to Switzerland and Finland over the weekend, odds of the U.S. Men's Hockey Team winning Olympic gold might have improved, but Tuesday's win over the Czech Republic leaves Canada the team to beat. The Men's Hockey Medal Round will be played Sunday, February 26th; SportingbetUSA.com wi - read more »

Kiwi Casino Poker Player Wins Luxury Poker Vacation - 23 February 2006
Playing poker online at Kiwi Casino Poker is like being on a luxurious poker vacation held at an exclusive casino resort, and Kiwi Casino Poker turned that feeling into a reality yesterday for one of their players.The lucky winner, Jovan, and his wife will be flown to New Zealand for the 2006 New Zealand Poker Champs i - read more »

PokerShare and Excapsa Resolve Dispute - 21 February 2006
Playit Ownit Limited, the operators of PokerShare.com, is pleased to announce an amicable resolution of its dispute with Excapsa Software Inc and its subsidiary, Game Theory Limited.Commenting on ending the dispute, CEO of PokerShare.com, Lucan Toh said: "We're very pleased to have resolved our differences with Excapsa - read more »

Try Before You Buy--Blackpool Bingo Offer Free Games With Cash Prizes - 20 February 2006
Blackpool Bingo is offering its players the chance to ‘try before you buy'. Each day they have up to 45 games that are free to play, but have penny prizes. The free bingo games play every couple of hours between 1am to 1pm GMT. All you have to do is open a Blackpool Bingo account to try them out. No initial deposit is - read more »

Purple Lounge Introduces Political Sack Race - 20 February 2006
Poker is well known as a game that brings anyone and everyone together, but rarely if ever would you expect to see the likes of Bush and Blair, to Mugabe and Chirac at your side whilst you play!Used to dominating world events, the tables have however been turned on 6 of the world's leaders at sophisticated poker site, - read more »

Harrah's New Orleans Re-Opens Today as the Fun and Excitement of Mardi Gras Begins; Casino Gets the Party Started as First Carnival Parades Roll Through City - 20 February 2006
Harrah's New Orleans Casino re-opened today with a commitment to help rebuild New Orleans' tourism business and a pledge to get the Mardi Gras party started with fun and excitement. "We're back and we're excited," said Anthony Sanfilippo, president of Harrah's Central Division. "Harrah's is working with government and - read more »

VIPCasino Player Goes from Rags to Riches - 15 February 2006
A new VIPCasino (www.vipcasino.com) player Jemo who registered as a new player on February 12th went from Rags to Riches a day later when he struck lucky and won $131,250 after depositing just $100 on the Rags to Riches progressive slot.The Rags to Riches game has a progressive jackpot, where the pool builds up every t - read more »

Gaming ethics get tightened - 14 February 2006
The state's Gaming Control Board adopted a strict policy yesterday that includes prohibitions against political activity, accepting gifts from the gambling industry, or owning an interest in any casino-related firm doing business in Pennsylvania.The new Code of Ethics "goes a long way" to ensure the integrity of the pr - read more »

Nation's Largest Casino Parties Company Now Dealing it up in Phoenix - 14 February 2006
A Casino Event Entertainment Company and Beverage Services based out of Sacramento California and also serving Los Angeles & San Francisco is now serving the greater Phoenix Arizona area including Tempe, Mesa, Flagstaff, Scottsdale & Tucson. "We are very excited about opening up in Phoenix, which we feel will fill a hu - read more »

Ron Santini to Speak at CAP Spring Break 2006 - 14 February 2006
CAP Spring Break, a unique networking event presented by CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com “CAP” is excited to announce that CPA and financial planning expert Ron Santini will speak at CAP Spring Break 2006 in Miami Beach, Florida May 20-23, 2006. Mr. Santini is the President of Santini and Company CPA, Certified Public Acco - read more »

Chinese are avid gamblers - 14 February 2006
When tensions mount at the baccarat tables in Macau, gamblers don't reach for a stiff drink. They quaff hot green tea, and instead of cocktail waitresses, some casinos have "tea boys.""You find that the customers don't really drink alcohol," said Buddy Lam, a spokesman for the Sands Macau, a U.S.-operated casino with 4 - read more »

WagerProfits to Sponsor the 'Poolside BBQ' At CAP Spring Break 2006 - 14 February 2006
CAP Spring Break, a unique networking event presented by CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com “CAP” is excited to announce that top casino affiliate program WagerProfits will sponsor the poolside bbq at CAP Spring Break 2006 in Miami Beach, Florida May 20-23, 2006. WagerProfits is a CAP Certified Partner who manages affiliate p - read more »

Tiny Macau, the 'Las Vegas of the East' - 14 February 2006
Once a backwater for hardcore gamblers, the former Portuguese colony of Macau is rising fast as Asia's entertainment and casino capital.Some now call Macau the "Las Vegas of the East," and Macau's gaming revenues are on par with those of the Las Vegas Strip.Macau, however, is growing even faster than Las Vegas. It's on - read more »

Britain's Love Affair with the Internet Casinos - 13 February 2006
Gambling on the internet is now big business, as more and more people in the UK are playing online every day. The industry is already worth a staggering £42bn a year. Analysts predict that this figure could rise to more than £60bn in 2006. The average amount a person spends during a during a typical session on an inter - read more »

CEO Poker Championship to be Held at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas - 13 February 2006
CEO Poker has announced plans to host the event at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, October 22-26, 2006. CEOs can apply at www.worldCEOentertainment.com.Participants will have the opportunity to win the title of Chairman of Poker and a stylish Chairman of Poker ring that will be awarded to the winner of the championship t - read more »

MGM Mirage sees winning recipe for Singapore casino license - 13 February 2006
MGM Mirage, which is bidding to build a casino on downtown Marina Bay, also plans to offer a wide range of dining facilities and use its experience to provide more "sizzle" to meetings and conventions, vice president for public affairs Gordon Absher said.The entertainment behemoth has recently started releasing snippet - read more »

Lady Luck Casino Closes its Doors - 13 February 2006
The Lady Luck Casino and Hotel closed its doors Saturday night for a major renovation project. It's the largest renovation project the Lady Luck has undergone in more than 20 years. Plans will be unveiled for the property in the coming months. But parts of the property will be closed for business in the meantime. Many - read more »

Titan Poker Launches Its Popular Poker Software in German, Italian and Spanish - 09 February 2006
Titan Poker, one of the fastest growing online poker rooms, has launched its popular poker software in German, Italian, and Spanish. The three new languages complement Titan Poker's existing software in English and French.New players are given the option to choose the language of their software when downloading the Tit - read more »

River Belle Partners with Poker Night Live Canada, Giving Poker Players the Opportunity to Become TV Stars - 08 February 2006
River Belle, one of the most recognized and trusted online entertainment brands in the world, announced today that it has partnered with Poker Night Live Canada to bring exciting poker activities to poker enthusiasts in Canada. The program will be broadcast daily by CGTV, a Canadian cable channel specializing in gamin - read more »

Strip clubs and gambling boom in South Africa - 06 February 2006
Slender legs in sparkling stilettos stretch seductively across the billboard at the heart of Johannesburg's business district, trying to lure South Africans to a smart strip club chain. Down the road, an entire fake Tuscan village draws thousands of people every day to pour coins into slot machines and slap down wads o - read more »

Odds favor record betting on this year's Super Bowl - 06 February 2006
Sports bettors who just can't help themselves will wager an estimated $4-billion on this year's Super Bowl, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling reported Thursday.The amount is more than four times the record $90.7-million wagered in Las Vegas last year, and includes bets placed via the internet, through bookies - read more »

20 Million Page Views On Launch Day Of AskMen.com’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2006 - 06 February 2006
AskMen.com , the largest online men's portal, unveiled its latest Most Desirable Woman on Tuesday, January 31st. After a month-long voting period that saw 2.5 million ballots cast, Jessica Alba was named AskMen.com's Most Desirable Woman of 2006, an honor that traditionally precedes a career year. British actress (and - read more »

Snowmass Village, Colorado, Hosts One of the Oldest Mardi Gras Celebrations in the Mountains February 28 - 06 February 2006
Wintery Colorado might seem like an unusual location for a Mardi Gras celebration, but the resort town of Snowmass Village hosts one of the oldest Mardi Gras festivals in the Rocky Mountains. Since 1980, New Orleans natives have made a pilgrimage to Snowmass' slopes for Fat Tuesday, bringing a hefty dose of purple, gre - read more »

Newport Rhode Island's Ultimate Romantic Getaways Add New Sensual Spark at the Legendary Inns - 06 February 2006
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Legendary Inns of Newport, Newport's top luxury Inn group, has added three new romance packages for guests looking for the ultimate romantic getaway. Already Newport's only group of Inns named both "America's Top 10 Most Romantic" by American Historic Inns/ILoveInns.Com, and "Roman - read more »

Mohegan Sun Casino Selects SOSH Architects to Develop Master Plan - 05 February 2006
The New York office of SOSH Architects has been selected to develop an extensive, phase-III master plan for the Mohegan Sun Casino's property in Uncasville, Connecticut, it was announced by the Mohegan Tribal Council today. “We are delighted to have been chosen, and very excited about the opportunity to participate in - read more »

Lucky Bingo Player Wins $40,000 Playing Online at Bingohall.com - 04 February 2006
Slots and bingo enthusiast, Marie from Massachusetts, USA has won her second $20,000 payout in as many months at one of the largest bingo sites on the Internet, Bingohall.com. This incredible feat began in early December 2005 when Marie hit the jackpot while playing slots and bingo at the same time, winning an amazing - read more »

Full Tilt Poker's John D'Agostino and Erick Lindgren Turn up the Heat at the Borgata Winter Poker Open - 04 February 2006
Full Tilt Poker pros John D'Agostino and Erick Lindgren each had very strong showings at the Borgata Winter Poker Open, finishing second and third respectively out of a field of 381. Additionally, Peter Feldman, who earned his $10,000 tournament entry by playing online at Full Tilt Poker, just missed the final table, f - read more »

Celebrities to Compete in World Craps Championships in Vegas in July - 04 February 2006
Frank Scoblete's World Craps Championships, which features 10 tournaments and over a dozen challenge matches in two full days of craps competition, will have many celebrities competing in the tournaments scheduled for Saturday and Sunday July 22 and 23 at the Atrium Hotel in Las Vegas. Some will also be competing in he - read more »

Columnist Jeff Haney: On LV's Negreanu plays 'small ball' to earn big win on World Series of Poker circuit in Tunica - 04 February 2006
Lee Markholt, a poker pro from Washington state, had just been eliminated from the final table of the World Series of Poker circuit tournament at the Tunica Grand casino in Mississippi last Friday night.Before he went off to collect his $183,160 prize for finishing fourth in a field of 241 entrants, Markholt was asked - read more »

Congress Eyes Curbs on Gambling Expansion - 04 February 2006
The gambling industry is setting up shop across the country, and locals are often kept in the dark about its arrival until it's too late. But now, some in Congress are targeting the casinos, which are operated by Indian tribes - sometimes hundreds of miles from their tribal land - in what has been dubbed "reservation s - read more »

888 Holdings Public Limited Company - 04 February 2006
888, one of the world's most popular online gaming companies, today provides the following trading update for the fourth quarter of 2005 and cumulative results for the year ended 31 December 2005.Key financials for the three months ended 31 December 2005:• Net Gaming Revenue rose to US$77 million, an increase of 56% ab - read more »