February 2007 News Article Archive

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The Amazing Race: Top 10 Destinations Revealed - 21 February 2007
To coincide with the premiere of The Amazing Race Season 11, the all-star edition of CBS's popular reality TV show, IndependentTraveler.com has unveiled its top 10 favorite destinations from the show's previous seasons. While The Amazing Race 11 celebrates all-star teams from the past, IndependentTraveler.com is celebr - read more »

Ellen Degeneres To Host Academy Awards - 21 February 2007
When Ellen Degeneres hosts the Academy Awards in Hollywood, she will appear simultaneously in Sedona at an event featuring the Sedona Arts Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival. Is it magic or perhaps a Sedona vortex? Yes, it is magic and a vortex and her name is Genii! Genii Townsend, who began her caree - read more »

Richland Casino Closes Its Cardroom - 21 February 2007
Joker's Casino & Sports Bar closes its gambling business this week. It's the second Tri-City cardroom to close in seven months. Like any poker game you've got to look at your hand and decide if you're gonna to keep going or fold. The owner of Joker's Casino decided his hand just wasn't as good as when he got started. " - read more »

Tax tip | Gambling winnings are taxable - 21 February 2007
This year, the deadline is April 17 for federal and state returns.Gambling winnings are taxable and must be reported on your return. Such income includes, but is not limited to, winnings from lotteries, raffles, horse and dog races and casinos, as well as the fair market value of prizes, such as cars, trips or other no - read more »

iBingo.com is First to Offer Players Online Casino Credit - 21 February 2007
Quadcard Entertainment Inc announces the availability of Instant Credit on its flagship bingo website, www.ibingo.com. For the first time ever, bingo players can apply for online casino credit at rates and terms more favorable than the major credit cards. The Instant Credit facility is completely integrated into the iB - read more »

Ladbrokes casino plan may be unveiled this week - 19 February 2007
Ladbrokes could announce an interest in running Britain's first Las Vegas-style supercasino when it unveils its 2006 results this week, an industry source said on Monday.Last month, Manchester was the surprise winner of a competition to host the supercasino, which although small by Las Vegas standards, is likely to be - read more »

Casino will pay for expansion's impact on Madera County - 19 February 2007
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians agreed to pay nearly $13 million to settle several disputes with Madera County over a planned casino expansion.The deal ends four legal battles between the county and the tribe, allowing the tribe to expand the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino and ending the county's clai - read more »

EuroMillions Third Birthday Jackpot Worth £66,000,000 - 07 February 2007
Euromillions is celebrating it's third birthday with a guaranteed superdraw payout of a staggering £66,000,000 this Friday 9 February.Whereas jackpot prize funds are normally rolled over to the next draw if they aren't won, this week the €100 million (which equates to around $128,000,000 or €100 million) is certain to - read more »

Be in to Win the €2 Million Guaranteed Irish Poker Open for $1 - 04 February 2007
Monday 5 February sees the fifth paddypowerpoker.com $1 shootout, where one player walks away with a €3,500 ticket to the 26th Irish Open 2007 held in Dublin over Easter weekend 2007. While the online tournament can accommodate 999 players the two previous shootouts have fielded around 400 making this the 'path of leas - read more »

The Quiet Asian Americans - Not so Quiet Tzi Ma Speaks Out - 04 February 2007
See us as actors first and not only as ethnic actors'" states Tzi Ma the veteran Asian American actor, when asked about his view on how Asian American characters are being portrayed in mainstream media. He smiles now when he recalls how as a young actor his outspokenness wasn't as polished or carefully delivered as he - read more »

Michelin Star, French Chef Marc Dobbels Wows Guests at Paraiso de la Bonita, Riviera Maya - 04 February 2007
Michelin Star Chef Marc Dobbels has been appointed new Executive Chef at Paraiso de la Bonita. The intimate, beachfront boutique resort featuring ninety ocean view suites, nestled amidst 14 acres leading into the Caribbean Sea, is considered by gourmets as a 'jewel' in the Riviera Maya. In his new position, Chef Dobb - read more »

Online betting crackdown heats up before Super Bowl - 04 February 2007
If the U.S. government gets its way on Super Bowl Sunday, all bets will be off - all online bets, that is. Federal prosecutors and agents in the FBI's organized crime unit have been mounting a large-scale crackdown on Internet gambling, with indictments against executives at gaming Web sites, arrests of foreign busines - read more »

Record Prize Pool Announced for Asian Poker Classic - 04 February 2007
The richest poker tournament in Asia just got richer - organisers of the Asian Poker Classic (APC) have guaranteed a minimum add in of $250,000 to the prize pool, which means more than $1million could be available at the first professional poker tournament ever staged in India. The Asian Poker Classic, sponsored by Mah - read more »