March 2007 News Article Archive

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Sportingbet says Louisiana drops charges - 21 March 2007
Sportingbet said on Wednesday the state of Louisiana had withdrawn charges of "gambling by computer" against its former chairman, Peter Dicks, whose arrest heralded a U.S. crackdown on online gaming.Sportingbet said in a statement it had reached an amicable resolution with the St Landry District Attorney in the State o - read more »

EU Wants Barriers on Sports Bets Lifted - 21 March 2007
The European Commission on Wednesday demanded that Denmark, Finland and Hungary change national rules that limit sports betting in their countries, saying it could take them to court if they do not respond within two months.The Commission said it had received complaints that the three nations effectively block companie - read more »

As casinos open, many S. Floridians look for a new career -- as a poker dealer - 21 March 2007
Barbara Hausman knows how to turn the odds in her favor. The 48-year-old real estate agent played in the Ladies' World Series of Poker last year, her first major tournament, and placed in the top 9 percent.Now, she's raising the stakes, hoping to try her hand as a professional poker dealer."It's a ground-floor opportun - read more »

AFI Dallas Film Festival Joins Forces with Confidence Bay for Total Media Coverage - 21 March 2007
AFI DALLAS International Film Festival (www.afidallas.com), presented by Target and founding Sponsor Victory Park, is joining forces with Confidence Bay (www.confidencebay.com), a state-of-the-art mobile edit suite on wheels. Throughout the entire 10 day event, March 22 through April 1, 2007, Confidence Bay will be wor - read more »

Apocalypto was Only the Start: Now Go One Step Further with 'The Sixth World' - 21 March 2007
Filmmaker Mel Gibson has the Mayans destroying themselves in his big-screen tale "Apocalypto." However, was it really the end of the Central American civilization or are they still among us? Margaret Evans' page-turning thriller The Sixth World transports readers to 2012 for the answer in Book One of The Maya Earth Tri - read more »

Absolute Poker Star Serinda Swan Makes Waves Across The Online Poker World And Beyond - 21 March 2007
A recent online poker survey in which Vancouver model, Serinda Swan, tied for first place with Hollywood celebrity, Carmen Electra, is making waves across the poker world and beyond. The survey, conducted by popular online poker company, Absolute Poker, asked poker players which celebrity they'd most like to challenge - read more »

888.com's Free T-shirt Frenzy has Begun - 21 March 2007
888.com (http://www.888.com/), the World's No.1 online casino, announced the launch of Free T-shirt Frenzy, a brand new campaign that gives away free T-shirts to webmasters and blog owners and also gives them a chance to win amazing prizes. 888.com is celebrating the worldwide launch of its first ever original game, Cr - read more »

Silicon Valley company hits jackpot with slot machines - 20 March 2007
Engineers at PureDepth Inc. spent years developing tools for helping the military plot 3-D maps of war zones, eventually licensing top-secret technology to the U.S. Air Force and Navy.But the Silicon Valley startup hit the jackpot in October when it inked a deal with International Game Technology Inc., the world's larg - read more »

Caruthersville casino may get new operator - 20 March 2007
Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy Casino Aztar in southeast Missouri for about $45 million from an affiliate of Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex Corp.The deal still needs to be approved, but the development could be welcome news for the Missouri Bootheel town of Caruthersville, which was hard hi - read more »

Aspinalls Elegance Meets Microgaming Intelligence - 14 March 2007
United Kingdom Casino, the legendary casino of London, England which graces its players with its elegance and sophisticated style of casino gaming, has taken into a new journey by venturing with online casino group Vegas Partner Lounge and software development gurus Microgaming. The announcement comes after major discu - read more »

Jackpotty Jocks the Luckiest in Britain - 14 March 2007
Aberdeen has been revealed as the luckiest city in the UK, according to a new survey.A whopping 47 per cent of residents have won a tenner on the lottery 10 times and one in 10 has won a staggering £2,000 or more.And a quarter claim to have won over £300 at card games and 16 per cent regularly win cash by playing onlin - read more »

Lawmaker wants to legalize NCAA basketball office pools - 11 March 2007
Filling out your NCAA basketball brackets?If there's cash involved, technically you're breaking the law in Michigan. And a state lawmaker says that's criminal."What makes March Madness unique is that all kinds of people and sports fans of all levels fill out their brackets and enjoy the tournament," Rep. Kim Meltzer, a - read more »

Unique Art and Great Music Sets Stage for 3rd Annual Tempe, Arizona Arts and Entertainment Weekend Featuring the Tempe Festival Of The Arts and the Tempe Music Festival - 11 March 2007
From March 30-April 1, Tempe, Arizona will attract art and music lovers during Arts and Entertainment Weekend. Tempe's Arts and Entertainment Weekend in the Mill Avenue District is comprised of two of the most anticipated annual events, the Tempe Festival of the Arts and the Circle K Tempe Music Festival. Located in - read more »

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Teams up With King of the Cage to Bring Mixed Martial Arts Action to Northern Wisconsin - 11 March 2007
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, the leading gaming and hospitality resort for northern Wisconsin, and King of the Cage, the leading name in mixed martial arts has teamed up to bring world-class, no-holds barred, cage-fighting action to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The recently signed multi-fight deal includes two ou - read more »

Harrah’s hotel, casino complex shines as New Orleans anchor - 11 March 2007
When New Orleans' levees surrendered to Katrina's floodwaters a year and a half ago, familiar places in that city were cast in strange, even bizarre, roles. The Louisiana Superdome, home of football's New Orleans Saints, was turned into a squalid refuge. So was the city's Convention Center. And the city's major casino, - read more »

Liverpool FC Legends for €2 Million Guaranteed Irish Poker Open - 09 March 2007
On Wednesday 28 February, in the rarefied and intimate confines of Liverpool's River Club six lucky qualifiers sat down to play with four Anfield legends in a single table tournament qualifier for the paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open.Jan Molby, John Aldridge, Didi Hamann and "Super Sub" David Fairclough have played in so - read more »

Asian Poker Classic Introduces the Sport of Poker to India -- International Poker Tournament in Goa Deemed a Huge Success - 09 March 2007
March 4th 2007 is an historic day in Indian sport as Carl Hostrup from Denmark (1st place), Samuel Lehtonen from Sweden (2nd place), and Pranav Bathija from India (3rd place) share their portion of the $1,000,000 (44,490,085 INR) prize pool at the Asian Poker Classic (APC) sponsored by MaharajahClub.net, India's first- - read more »

It's Not Too Late to Roll Out Better Casino Guest Service in 2007, Says Robinson & Associates, Inc - 09 March 2007
Casinos that vowed to improve their guest service in 2007 may have broken that New Year's resolution by now, but it's not too late to get back on track and achieve stellar service, according to Robinson & Associates, Inc., a gaming industry consulting firm. "Many of us started 2007 with the best of intentions and som - read more »

Senators Launch Bid For Casino Gambling - 09 March 2007
Big resorts with full-scale casinos, shops and restaurants could be built in up to a dozen Texas cities under legislation proposed Thursday by two high-profile senators and backed by major gambling interests.Voters ultimately would have the say on the proposed constitutional amendment legalizing casino gambling.A major - read more »