July 2007 News Article Archive

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Casinos shut down in virtual world - 28 July 2007
Second Life creator Linden Lab this week instituted a ban on betting games that "rely on chance or random number generation to determine a winner, or rely on the outcome of real-life organised sporting events".The ban includes casino games such as blackjack, Pai Gow, poker, roulette and slot machines, Linden spokeswoma - read more »

Bad Beat Jackpot Hits Twice In Under Five Hours At Absolute Poker - 25 July 2007
It was Déjà Vu at Absolute Poker this past weekend as the popular online poker site's new Bad Beat Jackpot was hit twice in just under five hours. "Talk about a double rush of adrenaline," stated David Clainer, senior vice president for Absolute Poker. "We handed out nearly $250,000 between the two tables last Saturday - read more »

Everest Poker Announces Winners of July 22 $100,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament - 25 July 2007
Everest Poker www.everestpoker.com today announced the winners of the weekly guaranteed $100,000 poker tournament, most recently held on July 22, 2007. Everest Poker's weekly tournaments are held each Sunday at 14:30GMT. "With nearly 800 players joining in the action this week, it was a spectacular game," said Jonathan - read more »

Ultimate Bet Pro Phil Hellmuth Goes Head-to-Head With Cell Phone Users - 25 July 2007
With the tech world still abuzz after the launch of the iPhone three weeks ago, a new mobile phone application is set to steal Apple's thunder. UltimateBet pro Phil Hellmuth today announced the launch of Texas Hold'em 2007 with Phil Hellmuth, a follow-up release to the best selling mobile poker game, Texas Hold'em by P - read more »

Iowa Casino Growth Has More People Saying "Bets Off" - 19 July 2007
There are more people calling a gambling hotline as more casinos open in Iowa. According to the state public health experts the hotline1-800-BETS-OFF received more than 7,300 calls this past year. That's up 15 percent from the year before. Officials believe the increase is a direct result of casino expansion and new ca - read more »

Mary Jones Wins STPT Pro Am Poker Championship - 18 July 2007
The Small Town Poker Tour Pro Am Championship took place at the South Point Hotel, and Casino. STPT Tournament Champions gathered to play along with a strong field of local Las Vegas players. The final table included STPT Louisiana winner Brandon Parker, 2006 WSOP Ladies Champion Mary Jones, Bob Meyer, Under The Gun Vi - read more »

Poker Academy to Supply Software Platform for the First $50,000 Man Versus Machine Texas Holdem Poker Championship - 18 July 2007
Poker Academy, the premier source for quality poker software (http://www.poker-academy.com), today announced it will supply the technological platform for the first $50,000 Man Versus Machine Texas Holdem Poker Championship, which will take place in Vancouver, Canada, in conjunction with the annual conference of the As - read more »

Gaming compacts could set tribe against tribe - 14 July 2007
A threatened ballot fight over a handful of big new Indian gambling agreements could turn into a war between wealthy tribes. At least two tribes, including Pala of San Diego County, are considering joining organized labor and horse racetracks to help bankroll ballot measures seeking to overturn the recently approved co - read more »

Caribbean officials urge US to resolve Internet gambling dispute with Antigua - 13 July 2007
Regional trade ministers on Thursday called on the United States to resolve a dispute with the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda and to comply with a trade body's ruling to lift its Internet gambling restrictions.In a statement issued at the close of a caucus in St. Lucia, ministers of the nine-member organisatio - read more »

Tories call for supercasino statement - 12 July 2007
David Cameron today demanded a Commons statement on the future of supercasinos in the wake of Gordon Brown's shock retreat on the subject yesterday. In a surprise announcement during prime minister's questions that "others ways of regenerating urban areas would be looked at", the new premier promised to re-examine plan - read more »

Ongame Network Seals Partner Agreement with Redbet - 11 July 2007
Cementing its strong position on the European e-gaming market, Ongame Network, a subdivision of the bwin Group and a leading provider of online gaming platforms, has disclosed a new agreement with the British gaming house Redbet Ltd.The Redbet group operates and manages several gaming brands including Redbet, TotalPoke - read more »

Full Tilt Poker’s Pros Win Back-To-Back Bracelets - 10 July 2007
Full Tilt Poker pros Robert Mizrachi and Ram Vaswani joined the growing fraternity of World Series of Poker* champions winning gold bracelets in less than 24 hours. On July 3rd, Robert Mizrachi won his first bracelet in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship. Mizrachi bested a star-studded field of 314 players, - read more »

National Poker League kicks off World Circuit Tour with UK OPEN in London - 10 July 2007
The National Poker League (NPL) announced today that it is hosting the first-ever NPL 2007 UK OPEN at the famed Loose Cannon Club in the heart of London, England. The UK OPEN will take place beginning August 12th with several tiers of buy-ins leading to the final table on August 18, 2007. The UK OPEN is the first stop - read more »

Phil Hellmuth Hurt in Racecar Crash; WSOP Performance in Jeopardy - 10 July 2007
The poker world is holding its breath today after a freak accident on the Las Vegas strip in which poker legend Phil Hellmuth lost control of his high-speed racecar. Hellmuth had spent the day testing the 200 mph racecar in the Nevada desert. Upon approaching his hotel, the 11-time WSOP bracelet winner lost control of - read more »

WA gambling regulators raid Internet betting site - 10 July 2007
Even as a Renton attorney is suing the state to overturn its ban on Internet gambling, state Gambling Commission investigators moved against a new Seattle-based Internet betting site.The topic has the U.S. mired in international trade disputes.In a complaint filed last week in King County Superior Court, lawyer and pok - read more »

World Series of Poker top prize set at US$8.25 million as competition - 10 July 2007
Top prize at the 2007 World Series of Poker will be US$8.25 million based on the 6,358 players who have entered the no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event over the tournament's four starting days. Organizers revised the payoff up from the previously announced $8.23 million and said Monday about $59.8 million will be paid o - read more »

Harrah's Selects Betfair.com as 'Presenting Sponsor' of World Series of Poker Europe - 05 July 2007
Betfair (http://www.betfair.com)has executed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Harrah's License Company LLC, an affiliate of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc which designates Betfair.com as the "Presenting Sponsor" of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe through 2011.The inaugural WSOP Europe will take place in London - read more »

MGM Grand at Foxwoods Signs Celebrated Chef Michael Schlow to Cook up Winning Restaurant at New Luxury Hotel - 02 July 2007
Dining in Southeastern Connecticut will reach new heights when Chef Michael Schlow's acclaimed Italian restaurant Alta Strada opens at the highly anticipated MGM Grand at Foxwoods next spring. The first of many celebrated chefs slated to join the hotel's culinary scene, Schlow's new restaurant is expected to bring exc - read more »