June 2007 News Article Archive

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Absolute Poker Turns the Tables on Bad Beats to Help Online Poker Players Win - 26 June 2007
Absolute Poker today announced the launch of Bad Beat Jackpot - a new spin on Texas Hold'em that lets players walk away with a hefty profit after hitting a 'bad beat' at the online poker tables. "We're taking away the pain delivered by bad beats by throwing money at their victims," stated David Clainer, senior vice pre - read more »

Hollywood Most Wanted: Paris Hilton's Mug Shot is Released -- Artist Gives Hilton the Warhol Treatment - 26 June 2007
Paris is indeed Hollywood's Most Wanted and artist Schmeidler gives Paris some special treatment of her own with a new print. The print is part of an exhibition on display at Hollywood's Arclight Cinemas. It will run through June 21st 2007. "Hollywood's Most Wanted" is an original and at times both darkly humorous and - read more »

Hard Rock plans expansion in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe - 26 June 2007
The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to expand the Hard Rock restaurant, hotel and casino chain in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe after buying the company this year from Britain's Rank Group PLC.The tribe aims to double the number of Hard Rock Cafes to about 250 and have about 90 hotels, Hamish Dodds, chief exec - read more »

State Senate sidelines bill allowing poker in bars - 26 June 2007
A bill that would let bars and restaurants in Louisiana hold the popular Texas Hold 'Em poker tournaments was sidelined today in the state Senate, likely killing the measure for the legislative session. Senators voted 22-to-14 for a procedural motion to shelve the House-approved bill (House Bill 484). The tournaments h - read more »

Two Members of 2007 Queen of Hearts Team Get Into the Money at World Series of Poker Ladies Event - 15 June 2007
In a record setting field at the World Series of Poker Ladies Event (1,286), the 2007 Queen of Hearts team upped the stakes. Two of its members finished in the money for the first time -- Mary Jones, Ladies Event defending champion, was 16th and two-time bracelet winner Susie Isaacs placed 35th -- in a very tough field - read more »

Macao awaits new casino business boom - 14 June 2007
Macao is expecting a new casino business boom as Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced Thursday to open a new mega-casino complex in the city's Cotai island on Aug. 28. The international gaming giant said in a statement that the Venetian Macao project will be the second largest casino building in the world and the largest in - read more »

MaharajahClub.com Backs Sport of Kings - 14 June 2007
MaharajahClub.com is proud to announce its sponsorship of Asia Cup Polo at Kirtlington Park on June 30.The fight for the trophy will be between India and England as these two proud polo nations take on each other in a classic encounter. The clash will be one of the highlights of this year's British polo calendar, playe - read more »

PlayersOnly.com Sends Players to All Star Night at the Playboy Mansion - 14 June 2007
U.S.-facing online poker room PlayersOnly.com is sending five tournament winners to compete in the All Star Night at the Playboy Mansion celebrity fundraising tournament in Los Angeles June 21st. The top 5 finishers of PO's Playboy Mansion Party Final this Sunday, June 17th will each receive a pair of VIP tickets to th - read more »

Everest Poker Announces Winners of Japan Cup Events - 14 June 2007
Everest Poker has announced the winners of the most recent round of poker tournaments in the Everest Poker Japan Cup. The Everest Poker Japan Cup is a series of online and live freeroll poker tournaments held exclusively for Japanese poker players. The final tournament will be held on Tinian Island."We've been really - read more »

Tetbury Town Youth Football Club and Stanno Team Wear Help Underprivileged Children to Improve Their Game - 14 June 2007
When Tetbury Town Youth Football Club, based in Gloucestershire, recently renewed all their Stanno football strips, with the latest Stanno kits, they decided to gift their old strips to a group of underprivileged children in South Africa. Little did they know the wonderful effect it was going to have.Before long, lots - read more »

Planters Nuts Becomes Official Sponsor of World Series of Poker - 05 June 2007
Harrah's License Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., has entered into an multi-year agreement with Kraft Foods Global Inc. to make Planters nuts an official sponsor of the World Series of Poker and the "official nut" of poker's biggest event. "The sponsorship is a great fit given that 'the nuts' - read more »

New Poker Business Draws Attention Of State Officials - 05 June 2007
State officials are looking into a new business that is upping the ante of an average game of poker, but they are also drawing the attention of some state officials who said it is gambling.The New Poker Outlet is in the Cedar Hills area and the owners said there is no gambling there. But the Oregon Department of Justic - read more »

Indian casinos pull in record $25 billion - 05 June 2007
Indian gambling pulled in $25 billion in 2006, 11 percent more than the year before as the industry's explosive growth outpaced Las Vegas.Federal figures announced Monday, compiled from 387 tribal facilities in 28 states, show Indian gambling revenue has nearly doubled in five years.Indian casinos brought in $12.8 bill - read more »