March 2006 News Article Archive

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Las Vegas Sands Submits $3.6 Billion Singapore Bid - 30 March 2006
Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's biggest casino operator by market value, said it submitted a proposal to build a gaming resort in Singapore with a record investment of $3.6 billion. The Marina Bay Sands will include 2,500 hotel rooms, 1.2 million square feet of convention space and 1 million square feet of shops, th - read more »

Blackpool bids for UK's only 'super casino' - 30 March 2006
Blackpool Council has submitted its bid to win the country's sole licence for a Las Vegas-style casino.The Lancashire resort has been backed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) as the only city in the region that should be allowed to build a super casino.Local authorities that want the much sought-after - read more »

ASA rushes to ban online betting ads - 30 March 2006
The advertising watchdog has ordered online betting company ThePool.com to withdraw its latest ad campaign immediately, saying it encourages under-18s to gamble.Lord Borrie, the chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority, personally ordered the ads to be pulled - a highly unusual step for the regulator, which usua - read more »

GT Web Launches COPCS.com - the Canadian Online Poker Championship Series - 30 March 2006
GT Web, a small internet company based in Vancouver, Canada, has created the web's newest niche. The Canadian Online Poker Championship Series or COPCS as it is often called is an online community for poker enthusiasts to meet, interact and compete against each other in a series of Texas Hold'em tournaments.The premise - read more »

Nevada agency paves way for mobile gambling device - 24 March 2006
The Nevada Gaming Commission approved rules yesterday that will permit casinos to offer wireless handheld gambling devices to people who want to gamble away from the casino floor.The 5-0 vote means that the devices will now be tested in various casinos here and in the commission's technology lab over the next three to - read more »

Greektown Casino floats new $200 million hotel plan - 24 March 2006
Owners of the Greektown Casino have announced a revised expansion proposal that includes a $200 million, 33- to 35-story structure housing a 400-room hotel and 3,100 parking spots, to be built where a municipal garage now stands.The building would have 20 to 22 stories of hotel rooms atop 13 stories of parking, Greekto - read more »

U.S. Government Ignores World Trade Organization Online Gambling Ruling - 22 March 2006
April 3, 2006 deadline looms and still no word from U.S.A. The U.S. government's move to effectively outlaw online casino and sports betting by prohibiting U.S. banks and Internet service providers from offering financial and Internet services to online bettors and the sites they frequent threatens to destroy the fragi - read more »

Louisiana casinos cashing in - 22 March 2006
Even with Harrah's New Orleans contributing just 13 days of revenue to the total, Louisiana casinos continued to rebound from a hurricane-affected fall, posting a 13 percent increase in gaming win in February.During the month, Louisiana casinos took in $214.8 million from gamblers, the state's Gaming Control Board repo - read more »

Harrah's will step back into Biloxi this summer - 22 March 2006
Harrah's Entertainment will reopen a smaller version of the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Miss., this summer as the company plans to reconfigure the Mississippi Gulf Coast site into a destination resort, officials said Tuesday.Harrah's didn't disclose a cost to redevelop its existing land-based casinos in Biloxi but said the - read more »

Betcorp Ltd. - Strong Move in Affiliate Marketing with Earn United Affiliate Program - 22 March 2006
Betcorp Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of its new Affiliate Program, powered by a global leader in Affiliate Marketing, EarnUnited.com. With Betcorp's unique and diverse product offerings and Earn United's commitment to providing a leading-edge affiliate marketing platform, the partnership offers Affiliates a s - read more »

'American Idol' Predictions Announced by Wynn Las Vegas - 22 March 2006
Never mind March Madness. Forget about the mid-term elections. All eyes -- and bets -- are on the Fox reality show "American Idol" to generate the most intense competition of the year, according to John Avello, director of race & sports operations for Wynn Las Vegas .Avello, whose purview normally covers all on-site sp - read more »

Hollywood Sunset Pictures: First Contest Drawing for 'Beyond Legend Johnny Kakota' - 16 March 2006
is in the final stages of securing their second round of financing for their Epic spiritual-action/adventure/romance feature film “BEYOND LEGEND JOHNNY KAKOTA” and is planning on lensing late spring early summer.An Now running our first promotion for this exciting and socially relevant film. (The SYNOPSIS to the multi - read more »

Full Tilt Poker's Chris Ferguson Finishes Second at National Heads-Up Poker Championship - 16 March 2006
Full Tilt Poker's Chris Ferguson once again proved why he is considered one of the world's most skilled poker players, navigating his way through a tough 64-person field to score his second consecutive, second-place finish at the National Heads-Up Poker Championship.Ferguson, who won the World Series of Poker Main Even - read more »

Jessica Simpson snubs Bush - 16 March 2006
Concerned about politicizing her favorite charity, singer-actress Jessica Simpson on Wednesday turned down a invitation to meet with U.S. President George W. Bush, a snub that left Republicans dismayed. The apparent final word that Simpson would be a no-show at a major Republican fund-raiser with Bush and congressional - read more »

Citywalk Studios Helps Branson Attraction Make Big Splash - 16 March 2006
Award shows have been given a bad rap so to speak based on the Oscar's recent tribute paid to the song, “Hard to Be a Pimp”. If a movie needs a hit song to promote itself, it begs the question, what's wrong with the movie? Music, when it's incorporated into a story, should never draw attention to itself. It should mere - read more »

2006 Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam will Discuss Italy and Other Countries Blocking Online Casino Sites - 16 March 2006
Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that the 2006 European Casino Affiliate Convention will discuss the latest controversial issues concerning the Italian Government's decision to block over 600 online casino websites. The Casino Affiliate Convention will be held on April 9 - 10, 2006 in Amsterdam at the NH Grand Kras - read more »

Anti-Internet gambling bill cleared - 16 March 2006
A US House committee yesterday approved a bill aimed at stamping out the $12bn Internet gambling industry by stopping businesses from accepting credit cards and other forms of payment. The bill, cleared by voice vote in the House Financial Services Committee, would prohibit a gambling business from accepting credit car - read more »

PokerStars.com and Aston Martin Racing Are Driven to Win - 16 March 2006
PokerStars.com, the world's largest poker tournament website, and Aston Martin Racing, have today jointly announced the formation of an Official Partnership.On Saturday, March 18, both of the team's Aston Martin DBR9 racing cars will carry a special PokerStars.com livery when they start the 54th annual Sebring enduranc - read more »

888 upbeat as profits rise - 16 March 2006
Internet gaming group 888 posted a 16 percent increase in full-year pretax profit on Thursday, and said it was confident of the outlook for 2006.Profit before tax was $50.2 million (28.7 million pounds) in 2005, compared to $43.1 million in 2004, it said."Trading is in line with management's expectations, and we remain - read more »

James signs $30 million deal with Arizona - 13 March 2006
Edgerrin James prides himself on taking risks. He just took the biggest one of his career. James ran off to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, agreeing to a four-year, $30 million contract with a long-downtrodden franchise that had the worst running game in the NFL a year ago.The two-time league rushing champion, who bec - read more »

Pinnacle to buy Aztar for $1.45 bln - 13 March 2006
Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., which operates casinos in smaller markets, on Monday said it would buy Tropicana-owner Aztar Corp. for about $1.45 billion in cash, extending its reach into the prime markets of Las Vegas and Atlantic City.The first major casino takeover deal since last year positions Pinnacle -- which is - read more »

Online Poker: Do you wanna bet? - 12 March 2006
If you're looking for a poker game, you can find one on the Internet 24/7. At any one time, hundreds of sites are running thousands of games for millions of players around the world. And though its legality is being debated in the United States, online poker is reaping billions of dollars for virtual casinos, and the - read more »

The Inside Story of the $20 Million Poker Game at Wynn Las Vegas - 08 March 2006
In what is considered the largest head-to-head poker game of all time, self-made billionaire banker Andy Beal matched $20 million against a rotating cast made up of the best high-stakes poker players in the world, including Phil Ivey, Jennifer Harman, Todd Brunson, and Ted Forrest.During the month of February, Beal pla - read more »

Ute Mountain Casino - Hotel & Resort Will Host the Sexiest Show from Las Vegas: "X" Girls - The Show" - 06 March 2006
Ute Mountain Casino - Hotel & Resort is partnering with Angela Sampras Productions to bring “X” GIRLS - THE SHOW, live to the Four - Corners area. Ute Mountain Casino, the largest casino in southwest Colorado, is currently hosting two shows on April 7th and 8th 2006. Tickets are on sale now in the casino gift shop at $ - read more »

Wynn Blocks Out Harrah's In Macau - 06 March 2006
The battle for control of Macau--a former Portuguese colony and China's gambling enclave--is beginning to resemble an aggressive bout of Pai Gow, a strategic game played with the Chinese dominoes tile set. And the woodpile shrunk again Sunday: Casino operator Wynn Resorts, which plans to open its Wynn Macau resort on S - read more »

Circus Circus no fun for disabled woman - 06 March 2006
Gail Morrison's smile fades and she starts shaking her head, recounting what happened to her right after New Year's Day. The 70-year-old, who uses a scooter to get around as a result of a post-polio syndrome, was about to dine with her family at the Steakhouse at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino when it all started.A - read more »

The King Solomons Group Acquires the Windows Casino Group - 06 March 2006
The King Solomons Group announced the acquisition of The Windows Casino group, which includes Windows Casino as well as other established online casinos; Gold Key, Portofino and Magic Oasis casinos amongst others. The acquisition signals a new era for the Windows Group as it will now be added to a growing portfolio of - read more »

Betting on the 2006 Irish Poker Open begins - 06 March 2006
Paddy Power, Ireland's largest bookmaker, today launched betting on Europe's oldest poker tournament, the Irish Open. The tournament, being held in Dublin from 15-17 April 2006, is one of the richest in Europe with a €1 million guaranteed prize pool and €50,000 added by the sponsors, paddypowerpoker.comContinuing a tra - read more »

Margolis Deals Out a Full House at her CindysPoker.com Launch Party in L.A. - 02 March 2006
Cindy Margolis' launch party for her new poker room CindysPoker.com on February 18th catered to a full house featuring over 500 guests. Top poker pros Cyndy Violette and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow and hot celebrities Mark McGrath, Adam Goldberg, American Idol's Constantine Maroulis and Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Ta - read more »

Massive Video Keno Jackpot Continues the Winning Trend at InterCasino - 01 March 2006
The ‘Excitement you can trust' online casino got a bit more exciting this week, as Cathy T. cashed in a cool $280,927.71 jackpot from InterCasino's Video Casino Progressive Jackpot. Marking one of the biggest progressive jackpot wins this year, Cathy was eager to express her gratitude to InterCasino manager Ryan Hartle - read more »