November 2006 News Article Archive

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Preservationists battle Gettysburg casino - 28 November 2006
A new front opened up yesterday in the "second battle of Gettysburg,'' as a preservation group put the Civil War battlefield at No. 1 on a list of endangered historic places because of an effort to build a $200 million slots casino nearby."It wasn't a difficult decision to put the Gettysburg battlefield at the top of o - read more »

Mansion's $250,000 Added Tournament Series: Daily dollars throughout December to fill players' pockets - 28 November 2006
Mansion Online fuels the festive spirit throughout the month of December with added dollars and extra value with the launch of our $250,000 Added Tournament Series.Mansion Poker is cranking up the holiday cheer with a generous boost of $250,000 added directly to the prize pools of regular tournaments from December 4 ev - read more »

MPs looking at quiz TV 'rip-offs' - 28 November 2006
MPs have been told that some TV quiz shows "rip off" viewers by charging as much as 75p for phone calls even if customers do not get through. The Commons culture committee is looking at whether more regulation of the industry is needed. MPs heard some shows enticed viewers to call in with easy questions for big prizes, - read more »

Blue Square Partners with GameAccount - 28 November 2006
GameAccount (www.gameaccount.com), the world's largest integrated network of skill-based games, has been chosen by leading UK bookmaker Blue Square, (www.bluesq.com), to supply them with their range of sophisticated Skill Game products. This will allow Blue Square customers to tap into the liquid GameAccount network, j - read more »

Virginia's Fairview Park Marriott Gets $8 Million-Dollar Renovation - 23 November 2006
Located in a beautifully landscaped park-like setting, and situated inside the Capitol Beltway, the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA recently completed an $8 million-dollar renovation project. The property improvements include 388 enhanced guest rooms with Marriott's Revive® bedding and work stations designed - read more »

Tiger Wins 7th Straight PGA Grand Slam - 23 November 2006
It started shaky but ended the same way for Tiger Woods - surrounded by hula dancers on the 18th green, wearing a floral lei and posing with a trophy. Woods rallied to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for a record seventh straight time, closing with a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Wednesday to beat Jim Furyk by two strokes. T - read more »

Kerkorian to buy more of MGM Mirage - 23 November 2006
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to boost its majority stake in casino operator MGM Mirage Inc. and sell off shares in General Motors Corp. Tracinda - which is solely owned by Kerkorian - said it would offer $825 million in cash for up to 15 million shares in MGM Mirage, - read more »

Gamblers jailed for $750,000 casino scam - 23 November 2006
Four Chinese nationals and an Australian citizen have all received jail sentences for their involvement in a sophisticated $750,000 casino gambling scam.Four men - Songtao Zhao, 35, Haibin Shao, 40, Zhigang Liu, 35, and Jianwen Liu, 40, all Chinese nationals and residents - and one woman, Wei Shan Liu, 43, an Australia - read more »

Cancer Survivor Wins $113,418 Jackpot at Slotland.com - 22 November 2006
Slotland.com's eighth major jackpot win of the year goes to a cancer survivor who's glad she took a break from work to spin the slots. JAMKAT2 won $113,418 (€89,067) playing the progressive on everyone's favourite slot, Treasure Box.On average, Slotland's progressive jackpot is hit for over $100,000 every six weeks or - read more »

The Maya Legacy and Gibson's "Apocalypto" - 17 November 2006
Interest in the ancient Maya is intensifying with the December 8th release of Mel Gibson's new movie "Apocalypto." Ask people what they know about the Maya, and you'll hear: They built huge cities in the jungle, abandoned them and disappeared, carved hieroglyphs on stones, wore intricate costumes with lots of feathers, - read more »

BoDog.com Surprises Many with Early Christmas Gift - 17 November 2006
Bodog agreed to buy out Betcorp for a reported $9 million. Betcorp operated the successful online sportsbook BetWWTS.com as well as the smaller Oasis sportsbook, BetHoldem Poker and Thunderbolt Casino. The deal which has been reported for weeks was finalized on the morning of November 15th, 2006 when Betcorp's sharehol - read more »

Casino CEO sees chance for Internet gambling - 17 November 2006
New Democratic leadership in the U.S. Congress could provide a chance to explore legalization of online gambling, the chief executive of casino operator MGM Mirage said on Wednesday.A new U.S. law making it illegal for banks, credit card companies and online payment systems to process payments to online gambling compan - read more »

Filmmakers roll the dice with new 007 in Casino Royale - 15 November 2006
The real gambling in Casino Royale is not what James Bond does at the poker table.EON Productions, which has made 21 Bond films since Dr. No premiered in 1962, is doing what Warner Bros. did very successfully with Batman Begins and Superman Returns: taking an old series with an iconic hero and starting over.Smooth Pier - read more »

Gaming boss says changing Congress will aid industry - 15 November 2006
As a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. didn't have much to smile about from the outcome of last week's national midterm elections, where Republicans were swept out of power in both houses of Congress.As president of the American Gaming Association, however, the results were to h - read more »

Irish Poker Open 2007 Venue Announced - 15 November 2006
Paddy Power Poker today announces the venue for the €2 million guaranteed 2007 Irish Poker Open - Dublin's landmark Burlington Hotel. Players will experience 4-star luxury as they battle it out in Europe's foremost poker tournament.A Dublin tradition since 1972, the Hotel has played host to many international events an - read more »

Playtech to join poker top table - 13 November 2006
Gambling software maker Playtech agreed to buy rival Tribeca for $75 million (39 million pounds) on Monday to create a company twice the size of its nearest competitor.The deal brings with it a number of Internet gambling websites currently operating on Tribeca's poker software platform, including VCPoker, PaddyPower P - read more »

Gold Reef gets nod to buy out Silverstar - 13 November 2006
HOTEL and gaming group Gold Reef Resorts and its empowerment partner, Akani Leisure Silverstar, received approval on Friday to purchase the entire issued share capital of Silverstar casino on the West Rand by the Gauteng Gambling Board. The decision follows earlier announcements by the group of the purchase of a 92% st - read more »

Online betting sites wary of G2E - 13 November 2006
No one would confuse today's popular gambling Web sites with Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo. But the American government's decision to crack down on Internet gambling will be felt this week in Las Vegas when the head honchos of the land-based gambling industry gather for the annual Global Gaming Expo trade show and convention - read more »

Oregon women falling in gambling trap - 13 November 2006
Elizabeth Wallace didn't think a person could get addicted to gambling. That was before she lost $750,000, considered suicide and checked herself into the state's first long-term residential treatment center for gamblers. Though Wallace's losses are bigger than most, she's part of a growing trend of women seeking help - read more »

Special Agent Parachutes Into New ‘Rich Pickings’ Game From Cyberslotz - 13 November 2006
Cyberslotz.co.uk today unveiled ‘Rich Pickings', its new action packed ‘James Bondesque' online slot machine game that invites players to meet secret agent Byron and the beautiful Monique en route to saving the world. Available now on www.cyberslotz.co.uk it adds a topical flavour to the popular games already availabl - read more »

The stakes are higher when playing tournament poker - 08 November 2006
In a typical cash poker game, you don't face the pressure of having to win every last chip on the table. Instead, you can play a steady, solid game, looking to make a small profit on the night by playing conservatively and making sure you have top hands when you do play.All that changes when you play tournament poker.I - read more »

IGT Posts Gaming Gains, Shares Slide - 08 November 2006
Higher margins and robust results from its gambling operations offset a slip in slot machine sales volume and helped International Game Technology push its fourth quarter profit up 9%. Before the bell Tuesday, IGT (IGT) said net income rose to $114.9 million, or 33 cents a share, from $105.4 million, or 30 cents a shar - read more »

Playboy Cover Model Cindy Margolis Joins Tropical Poker - 06 November 2006
Tropical Poker announced today that it has signed Cindy Margolis to an exclusive poker representation agreement. Margolis will represent the Tropical Poker brand in the press, media interviews, poker events and appearances, as well as the 2007 World Series of Poker. Fans of Cindy will also be available to play poker - read more »

888 shares leap as Ladbrokes considers approach - 06 November 2006
Shares in online gaming group 888 Holdings Plc (888.L: Quote, Profile, Research) leapt more than 8 percent on Monday, boosted by news on Sunday that UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Plc (LAD.L: Quote, Profile, Research) is considering a possible bid.The British online gaming sector is consolidating fast in the wake of a U.S. ban - read more »

Bwin Shares Jump on Report PartyGaming May Buy Part of Company - 06 November 2006
Shares of Bwin Interactive Entertainment AG, an Austrian Internet bookmaker, jumped on a report that PartyGaming Plc may bid for part of Bwin's business. Shares of Vienna-based Bwin climbed as much as 2.27 euros, or 14 percent, to 18.22 euros in the Austrian capital and were trading at 18.20 euros as of 9:40 a.m. local - read more »

Online Casino Licenced in Malta Offering Rich Jackpots and New Games ­ your Safe-bet: 24hPoker.com Casino - 05 November 2006
October brings plenty of news to 24hPoker.com Casino (http://www.24hpoker.com/Casino.aspx) players. 24hPoker.com Casino is now licensed in Malta. With a brand new lobby for players and thousands of Euros in tax-free jackpots, plus hassle-free payouts and support in your language, this is the best time to play with the - read more »

$1.2 Million and Growing in Ongame Network Poker Classic - 05 November 2006
Only three days remain for poker players to enter the Ongame Network Poker Classic and have a chance at winning their share of more than one million dollars in this innovative tournament with both online and offline finals. 231 players currently have tickets for this $5,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em poker tournament and - read more »

MAHARAJAHCLUB.COM BREAKS NEW GROUND IN INDIA - 05 November 2006
MaharajahClub.com is set to widen its reach when play-for-fun only gaming site MaharajahClub.net goes live in India on November 1.As the first online gaming site to specifically target the Asian market in the UK, Europe and South East Asia, Maharajah Club is ideally placed to make an impact in the up-and-coming market - read more »

William Hill Partners with GameAccount - 05 November 2006
GameAccount (www.gameaccount.com), the world's largest integrated network of skill-based games, has been chosen by leading UK bookmaker and gaming group William Hill to supply them with sophisticated Skill Game products. The terms of the multi-year agreement allows William Hill customers to tap into the liquid GameAcco - read more »