August 2007 News Article Archive

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UltimateBet Offers Double Dose of Heads-Up Poker this Weekend - 31 August 2007
You don't need a 60" HDTV this weekend to experience one of the most intense sporting events of the year. The championship match of the inaugural UltimateBet Heads-Up Smackdown tournament is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 2. And it's only happening at UltimateBet.com. A total of 64 players began c - read more »

Absolute Poker Announces 9% Interest Bearing Account for Elite VIP Members - 31 August 2007
It pays to play online poker -- especially if you're one of Absolute Poker's VIPs. Starting September 1st, Elite VIP Members will earn 9% interest per annum on their Absolute Poker account balance with a new interest bearing account. "We've taken the Elite level of our VIP program from rewarding to extraordinarily lucr - read more »

Venetian Macao set to kick off boldest phase in Asian casino hub - 27 August 2007
The new casinos popping up in Macau in the past three years have helped the Chinese territory surpass the Las Vegas Strip as the world's most lucrative gambling center. This week, the city begins its most ambitious - and perhaps riskiest - phase of development with Tuesday's opening of the $2.4 billion Venetian Macao R - read more »

Bodog Announces Deal to Release Graphic Novel by Top Comic Talents - 20 August 2007
Multimedia powerhouse Bodog Entertainment is continuing its expansion into the digital entertainment industry, branching out into uncharted realms of amusement by announcing a deal to release a graphic novel created by top comic talents Adam Slutsky, Shawn Martinbrough and Joseph Phillip Illidge. The graphic novel will - read more »

Poker Academy Challenges the World to Take on Advanced Poker Robot Polaris - 20 August 2007
The First Ever Man vs. Machine Poker Championship is now over and Man prevailed. Polaris and the team from the University of Alberta had a great showing, giving team poker pros Phil Laak and Ali Eslami everything they could handle. Eslami summed up the grueling matches, "I wouldn't wish this on anyone." The Man Machine - read more »

Announcing Launch of Ladbrokes.com Affiliate Program in Income Access, the World's Leading Independent Online Gaming Affiliate Network - 20 August 2007
Income Access is pleased to announce the official addition of Ladbrokes.com to its diverse gaming affiliate network. An internationally-recognized brand, Ladbrokes has been a global leader in betting and gaming since their inception in 1886. Starting today, affiliates in the Income Access network can begin promoting th - read more »

Sky City on track to grow profit by 10% - 20 August 2007
Sky City Entertainment Group Ltd has reported an 18 per cent rise in annual profit and flagged the possible sale of its Adelaide casino.The group, which is listed in Australia and New Zealand, also said profit growth this year would be slower than last year.Sky City generated a net profit of $NZ98.4 million ($A86.18 mi - read more »

Mayra Veronica Named FHM Cover Girl - 13 August 2007
Mayra Veronica, FHM's (http://FHMonline.com) favorite Latina diva, graces its cover this month as she prepares for what will be one of the hottest crossover albums of 2008. The photo spread, which was shot at Manhattan's historic Joseph Papp's Theater, is a perfect compliment to Mayra's intoxicating reputation as a vol - read more »

World Poker Tour to sign agreement with China despite country's gambling ban - 06 August 2007
Tournament poker is coming to China a country that still strictly outlaws all forms of gambling.World Poker Tour Enterprises Inc. said it would sign an agreement on Monday with the China Leisure Sports Administrative Center.The partnership will promote the sport of poker, by helping to create, expand and commercialize - read more »

Charleston South Carolina Luxury Real Estate Broker William Means Closes Luxury Property Lowndes Grove Plantation for $6.5 Million - 06 August 2007
Charleston luxury real estate firm William Means Real Estate recently completed the sale of Lowndes Grove Plantation, the only surviving plantation on Charleston's downtown peninsula. Owners Alexander and Tina Opoulos, III, listed it for $7.2 million on March 27. Patrick Properties Events LLC purchased the property for - read more »

Bloggers Continue To Thwart US Gambling Ban By Helping Americans Gamble Online - 06 August 2007
It's now 9 months since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act looked to have ended Americans online gambling activities. However the law is shrouded in confusion as certain poker and casino sites have continued to accept US players. Some of this confusion has been cleared up by two blogs ( http://uscasinos.blo - read more »

Gambling Amendment Bill introduced - 06 August 2007
Legislation introduced today will ensure that the Gambling Act operates as intended, Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker said. “The Gambling Act is large and complex and as is common with new legislation of this nature, during its implementation a number of issues have been identified requiring improvement. The Gambl - read more »