September 2006 News Article Archive

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GOP aims to crack down on Web gambling - 30 September 2006
Congressional Republicans attached a measure cracking down on Internet gambling to a bill aimed at enhancing port security that passed Saturday.Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., pushed for the gambling provision to be added to the larger bill.Online gambling is generally illegal in - read more »

PanAsia Poker Tour Sets its Sights on Manila November 3-5, 2006 - 29 September 2006
PanAsia Poker Tour will debut its Pan-Asian Tour in Manila, The Philippines.The PanAsia Poker Tour is ready to bring to the world's best players a Tour dedicated to Pan-Asia. The PAPT will feature world wide competition fighting for cash, prizes and the right to be called tournament champion.The PAGCOR sanctioned 2,500 - read more »

UK Bookmaker Suspends U.S. Bets - 28 September 2006
British bookmaker William Hill stopped accepting casino and poker bets from online customers in the United States on Wednesday, amid increasing uncertainty over whether U.S. authorities would effectively outlaw online gambling.The company, which already had blocked American gamblers from betting on its online sports ma - read more »

Pennsylvania OKs Slots At Pocono Downs - 28 September 2006
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, as expected, gave the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority permission Wednesday to operate slot machines at its racetrack in Plains Township, Pa.The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs' slot parlor is expected to be open by the end of the year, track officials have said. The project, part of t - read more »

CryptoLogic sees greener pastures in Ireland - 26 September 2006
Lewis Rose thinks it's a good idea for his gambling software company to uproot its Toronto head office and move it to Ireland - but he can't go with it.Mr. Rose has led CryptoLogic Inc., which provides software and electronic payment systems to some of the world's biggest gambling sites, for four years, through a perio - read more »

F1's Montoya begins transition to NASCAR - 26 September 2006
Juan Pablo Montoya has a request concerning his move from Formula One to NASCAR: patience.The former Indianapolis 500 champion made his first test run as a stock car racer Monday at Talladega Superspeedway, beginning his transition from open wheel racing star to NASCAR neophyte.Montoya arrives on the NASCAR scene knowi - read more »

World Gaming chairman quits role - 26 September 2006
The chairman of UK-listed online gambling company World Gaming, James Grossman, has quit the business. Mr Grossman's move comes as fears grow that top executives at internet gaming firms could be arrested in the US. The former chairman of Sportingbet and chief executive of Betonsports have both been arrested recently a - read more »

Titan Poker's Launches Bold New Look to Meet Growing Demand - 25 September 2006
Titan Poker, (http://www.titanpoker.com), one of the fastest growing online poker rooms, has introduced a new design to the lobby of its popular poker software and has added a Mini Table View that is already a huge hit among the site's poker players.Titan Poker launched the new lobby design in order to meet the growing - read more »

Leisure & Gaming warns on betting margins - 25 September 2006
Internet gambling firm Leisure & Gaming warned on Monday a string of unfavourable NFL football results had hit betting margins, causing stocks across the sector to fall.L&G said its first-half pretax profit fell 8 percent to $6.8 million (3.6 million pounds) due to a non-recurring increase in head-office costs, and war - read more »

Costa Rica's lax laws shield online gambling industry - 25 September 2006
Think of Costa Rica and flashes of colorful birds, bright beaches and long hikes through the rain forest come to mind.But several recent arrests and indictments have thrust the country into the spotlight for another, less savory reason: its cozy relationship with the online gambling industry. The industry is under fire - read more »

Atlantic City makes room for new casino - 23 September 2006
Even after a round of ambitious casino expansions in the last few years, there's still room for Atlantic City's gambling world to keep growing, industry insiders say.That's good news for developers who are working on bringing two new casinos to town and replacing one of the 12 already there.The latest deal reportedly h - read more »

Wynn Las Vegas Golf Club to host big-money event - 21 September 2006
Steve Wynn is widely known as one of the world's great casino operators, though his reputation as a golf course designer is more of a secret.But Wynn played a large role in the design of Shadow Creek Golf Club in North Las Vegas, now rated 20th on "Golf Digest's" list of the 100 greatest courses in the country.And Wynn - read more »

World's Largest Crab Cake to Be Attempted at Delaware Casino, Bid for Listing in Guinness Book - 21 September 2006
Handy International will make the first attempt to set a Guinness World Record to create the world's largest crab cake, weighing in at approximately 200 pounds.The cake, measuring three feet across with a depth of six and one-half inches will be cooked by Handy at the Diamond State BBQ Championship, hosted by Dover Dow - read more »

Sportingbet Aims to Expand in U.S. - 21 September 2006
The chief executive of Sportingbet said in an interview published Thursday that he is determined to expand activities in the United States, where the online gaming company's chairman was arrested earlier this month. In an interview with the Financial Times, Andrew McIver said he believed the United States was the only - read more »

Asian Poker Classic Brings Poker to Continental Asia - 21 September 2006
Asian Poker Classic (APC) is bringing poker to India with title sponsor, MaharajahClub.com -- the first major professional poker tournament in the country. With a $1million prize pool guaranteed by Maharajah Club, APC will be held in Goa, India from March 1-4, 2007 at the breathtaking InterContinental, The Grand Resort - read more »

Celtic Poker Tour Winner Hauls in €35,000 and a Trip to Singapore - 18 September 2006
Mark Flanagan, 40 from co. Wexford in Ireland, saw off 216 players to win the Celtic Poker Tour (CPT) Grand Final in Athlone. Normally he's busy running a road haulage business or looking after his five children but he finds time to play poker once a week. He has only been playing Texas Hold'em for a year.In the final - read more »

Playtech Licenses Advanced Multimedia Technology - 18 September 2006
Playtech (Cyprus) Ltd., the international designer, developer and licensor of software for the gambling industry, a subsidiary company of Playtech Ltd , listed on AIM, announced today the signing of a license agreement with 1st Technology LLC.The license agreement is in relation to 1st Technology's core multimedia pate - read more »

Wynn takes on conventional wisdom -- again - 13 September 2006
If any Las Vegan ever pushed the envelope more than Steve Wynn, it would be a surprise. He turned the downtown Golden Nugget into the equivalent of a Strip resort. He built The Mirage when Las Vegas seemed dormant and helped trigger a boom. He put Siegfried & Roy in his main showroom, charged high prices to see them an - read more »

Fake Profile of Pam Anderson at MySpace.com - 13 September 2006
MySpace.com, which has become an essential part of many teenagers' social life, is an online hangout where members can check out one another's profiles, share photos and messages. The social-networking sensation on the Web is home to more than 100 million members, and home of many celebrities. However, the proliferatio - read more »

Increase in Poker Controversy - 13 September 2006
While lawmakers are working to establish rules to govern Internet gambling in the United States and are discussing its future, it's no stopping the millions of Americans who play online poker each moth. Evidence offers a proof that the increase in Poker has generated tens of billions of dollars and there is no doubt th - read more »

Las Vegas Sands Gets Cheaper Casino Loan in Singapore Than U.S. - 13 September 2006
Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's biggest casino operator by market value, is paying less interest on loans to finance the first gambling resort in Singapore than it does at home in Nevada. Citigroup Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. are leading a group lending $1.4 billion to Las Vegas - read more »

Ameristar National Charity Golf Classic Raises Over $1 Million - 13 September 2006
The second annual Ameristar National Charity Golf Classic, hosted by Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City and held Sept. 12 at Staley Farms Golf Club, raised $1,110,000 to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The Buoniconti Fund is the fundraising arm of The Miami Project, the world's largest and most comprehen - read more »

The War Against Online Gambling - 12 September 2006
The US Department of Justice has consistently maintained that online gambling is illegal. In a letter to US broadcast organisations dated 11 June 2003, John G.Malcolm, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division,of the United States Department of Justice wrote; "Notwithstanding their frequent claims of leg - read more »

Malaysia's Genting to buy UK's Stanley Leisure - 12 September 2006
Malaysia's Genting has agreed to buy Stanley Leisure in a deal which values the UK casino firm at 639 million pounds ($1.2 billion) and shores up Genting's position in a newly liberalised market.Malaysian casino and leisure firm Genting Bhd said on Monday it had agreed to pay 860 pence a share in cash for Stanley and t - read more »

Sportingbet executive arrested in U.S. - 08 September 2006
The United States has arrested a second Internet gaming executive, adding to fears of a crackdown on the lucrative industry and wiping over $1.5 billion off the stock market value of the UK-listed sector on Thursday. Online bookmaker Sportingbet.com Plc said its chairman, Peter Dicks, had been detained by U.S. authori - read more »

Judge to freeze $6M -- half of record poker pot - 06 September 2006
Lawyers for World Series of Poker winner Jamie Gold and a Los Angeles-based TV development executive agreed to a court injunction freezing $6 million -- half of the top prize -- in a dispute about a deal to split the winnings.U.S. District Court Judge Roger L. Hunt was expected to sign the order soon, said Richard Scho - read more »

Voting for Bluff Magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Poker Awards in Full Swing - 06 September 2006
Bluff Magazine (www.bluffmagazine.com), America's leading poker magazine, is taking online voting for the first ever Bluff Magazine's Annual Readers Choice Awards. Categories for the 2006 Bluff Reader's Choice Awards include: Most Entertaining Player to Watch, Best All-Around Online Poker Room, Best Online Customer Se - read more »

$1B casino planned for Chinese territory - 05 September 2006
American billionaire Stephen Wynn will make one of his biggest gambles this week when he opens a sleek $1 billion hotel-casino in Macau - the booming Chinese territory that could soon bump off Las Vegas as the world's gaming capital.Wynn is betting that his lavish rooms and trendsetting casino, which opens Wednesday, w - read more »

Desperate Housewives Become Online Poker Affiliates - 05 September 2006
Three Housewives out of Toledo, OH have teamed up to become online poker affiliates after many long hours of searching for legit work at home jobs. After a year of buying and trying different programs and scams, they claim to have found their niche.Jennifer 26, Kandice 29, and Nikki 28, learned about affiliating for on - read more »

Amelie Mauresmo beats Serena Williams; Andy Roddick beats Becker - 05 September 2006
Gasping for breath after long exchanges, Serena Williams ran out of energy and answers against Amelie Mauresmo.In a showdown between two women who've been ranked No. 1 and own a total of nine Grand Slam titles, the top-seeded Mauresmo won nine of the last 12 points Monday night to beat the unseeded Williams 6-4, 0-6, 6 - read more »

Premier Issue of Poker Pro Europe Magazine Hits the Streets - 05 September 2006
The first issue of Poker Pro Europe magazine is now available at over 8000 retail outlets, bookstores, airports, casinos, card rooms and newsstands throughout English-speaking Europe. In addition, our rich media website, http://www.pokerproeurope.com or http://www.pokerproeurope.co.uk was launched on August 24, 2006. T - read more »

Century Casinos To Present at the Roth Capital Partners Conference in New York, on September 6, 2006 - 05 September 2006
Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today that the Company will attend the Roth Capital Partners Conference in New York. Larry Hannappel, Senior Vice President, is scheduled to present the Company to, and have one-on-one meetings with, selected institutional investors on September 6 - read more »

West High Grad Wins Nearly $1.6 million - 05 September 2006
Some of the biggest names in poker were at the final table on Wednesday in one of the major tournaments on the World Poker Tour. They were there to win the 2006 Legends of Poker championship at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, Calif. Most of them with millions in winnings in their bank accounts. Then there was Pelto - read more »

Pam Anderson Text Message Leaves Tommy Lee Insulted - 05 September 2006
Contemporary futurists and trend watchers concur that the technology era we're about to enter will keep behavior and social analysts busy for years to come. In our ever-growing technology reliant world, more and more people opt for a "technical solution" to their problems. For example, email is being used to notify div - read more »

WJMC Pots Black With Sponsorship of Two of Snookers Brightest Stars - 04 September 2006
Wild Jack Mobile Casino (WJMC) www.wjmc.co.uk, the UK's first fully functional mobile casino, today announced that it is sponsoring two of the UK's most exciting and up and coming snooker players, Michael ‘The Hitman' Holt and Ryan Day, on the 2006/2007 World Snooker Circuit. Snooker has recently gone through a renaiss - read more »