January 2007 News Article Archive

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Bet on Manchester to gamble sensibly - 31 January 2007
It is a parable for our times that Manchester is celebrating today because it has successfully bid to be the gambling capital of Britain. The place where cotton once was king, hub of the industrial revolution, the home of Victorian social reform, where Cobden, Bright and Owen championed the workers, has become . . . th - read more »

Bollywood.tv Exclusively Presents the Movies of Shilpa Shetty Free Online - 31 January 2007
At the online home of Bollywood movies -- Bollywood.tv -- we are proud to be giving visitors from around the world the chance to watch four of Shilpa's most famous movies for free. With her dramatic and significant recent contribution to the profile of Bollywood, we have decided to put her movies online for all to see, - read more »

Mystery of World Series of Poker 'Bubble Boy' Solved - 31 January 2007
Hoa Manh Nguyen, the infamous World Series of Poker 'bubble boy' was finally found over the weekend in Sunnyvale, California and has accepted his invitation to the €2 million guaranteed Irish Poker Open held in Dublin over Easter Weekend 2007.Mr. Nguyen was possibly the 'unluckiest poker player of 2006' after being the - read more »

Leading Mobile Casino Celebrates One Year - 31 January 2007
Wild Jack Mobile Casino (WJMC) www.wjmc.co.uk, the UK's most loved, fully functional mobile casino, celebrated its first birthday this month. One year on from its launch and WJMC has an ever growing, loyal and fun loving client base and believes that 2007 will be even bigger and better than 2006. After launching on the - read more »

Partygammon.Com Million is the Richest Backgammon Tournament in History - 24 January 2007
The inaugural PartyGammon.com Million, the world's first ever million dollar backgammon tournament, at the famous Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, is underway with a record prize pool. The winner will collect over $600,000 from a total prize pool of over $1.2 million which is above the expectations of - read more »

APAT Announces Welsh Amateur Poker Championship - 20 January 2007
The Amateur Poker Association & Tour ("APAT") today released entry details for the third live event in its critically acclaimed Tour for non professional players.APAT, the world's first combined Poker Association and Tour, will hold its third live event, the Welsh Amateur Poker Championship, at the Grosvenor Casino in - read more »

‘Big Brother’ Star, Shilpa, Tapped To Become Face Of Asian Poker Classic - 20 January 2007
Asian Poker Classic, sponsored by MaharajahClub.com, are set to capitalise on Shilpa Shetty's success on the UK's Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) by inviting the actress and reality TV star to present the Asian Poker Classic, taking place in Goa, March 1-5 2007.The hugely anticipated poker tournament is set to be the bigge - read more »

S&P sees Macau casinos overtaking Las Vegas but warns of risks ahead - 16 January 2007
Credit-rating agency Standard and Poor's has said it is bullish on Macau's booming casinos, whose earnings would overtake those of all of Las Vegas' gaming centres within four years. But it also warned that over-investment, competition from other Asian gaming cities and a lack of infrastructure in the southern Chinese - read more »

Compulsive gamblers should be treated on NHS, say doctors - 16 January 2007
Compulsive gambling should be recognised as an addiction that requires treatment on the NHS, doctors leaders said yesterday, as they warned of a sharp increase in problem betting.The "explosion" in internet betting sites and the overhaul of the gambling laws, which comes into force in September, means the number of peo - read more »

Pinnacle Sports Closes to Americans Due to Internet Gambling Bill - 16 January 2007
Since 1998, Pinnacle Sports has been doing online business with US citizens who enjoy gambling, but when American gamblers signed onto their accounts this morning, they were informed they could no longer place bets with this sports book located in Curacao.Pinnacle's "main man" gave EOG an exclusive interview this morni - read more »

Digital Gaming Network Readies for Extreme Growth by Upgrading Poker Software Platform - 16 January 2007
Digital Gaming Network (DGN) took a big leap forward toward securing a significant share of the online poker market this week, with the release of its updated and re-tooled software. On the heels of its acquisition of Gibraltar-based Poker software company Dobrosoft and several recent signings of established network pa - read more »

Independent Foosball Promotions (IFP) Announces the $35,000 13th Annual Superbowl of Foosball - Kentucky Tournament Gains International Attention - 16 January 2007
All over the world, athletes are training, conditioning and studying each other's moves in preparation for an incredible sports event: the 13th Annual Superbowl of Foosball. Yes, you read that right: Foosball. To be held January 24-28 at the Lexington Holiday Inn North, this event is expected to draw many of the best f - read more »

Costa Vista Land Turns the Jungle into Paradise - 16 January 2007
Costa Vista Land (CVL) introduces a turnkey solution for investing in Costa Rica property. The company's primary focus is developing raw land with wide American-style roads and services, and selling it at pre-development prices.As Founder and President of Costa Vista Land, Mr. Brad Hogan has put together a team with ov - read more »

Vegan Fashion? With the Help of Boston-Based Vegan Image Consultant Ginger Burr, Stylish Clothing Becomes a Possible Quest for Those Who Won’t Wear Animal Products - 16 January 2007
Natalie Portman, Ed Begley, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Coretta Scott King, K.D. Lang… With the list of celebrities who have adopted a vegan (pronounced VEE-gun) diet growing longer, more and more Americans are familiar with the idea of not eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products. Less well-kn - read more »

UK-wide Smoking Ban Expected to Affect Bingo Players - 09 January 2007
July 1 of this year will see a smoking ban imposed on all public places in England and Wales, and as the current proposed legislation will not exempt private members clubs, this will make lighting up in bingo halls up and down the country illegal.In Scotland, a smoking ban was put into place in March 2006, and early re - read more »

Just Released -- Hold'em Wisdom For All Players by Daniel Negreanu - 09 January 2007
Professional poker superstar Daniel Negreanu's first book, titled Hold'em Wisdom for All Players, is now available for purchase at book sellers throughout the world. Special limited edition autographed copies signed by Kid Poker himself are exclusively available at Daniel's fullcontactpoker.com website and at www. card - read more »

Casino Gambling Web Launches New Press Release Service for the Gambling Industry - 09 January 2007
Casino Gambling Web is announcing the launch of a new press release service that offers companies the opportunity to release their gambling related news quickly and accurately to the world.The goal of the Casino Gambling Web press release service is to provide a reliable media outlet for the latest news and press relea - read more »

What do Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood, and James Bond Have in Common? Iceland - 09 January 2007
Iceland has always been popular with Hollywood directors for its unique beauty, favorable weather, and well-developed infrastructure. Now the producers will be just as happy, with a new 14 percent reimbursement incentive from the Icelandic government.Over the past few years, Iceland has played host to film crews from " - read more »

Woman Poker Player Magazine Sponsors First Annual Poker Author Challenge in Las Vegas - 01 January 2007
The first annual Poker Author Challenge is happening at Binion's in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Book signing and Registration begins at 10 a.m.Come out and meet your favorite authors in this no-limit hold'em tournament for only $125 (includes fees). Presented by Sheree Bykofsky and Lou Krieger and - read more »