December 2008 News Article Archive

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Bluff Europe €1,500 Free Roll Set to be a Christmas Cracker - 23 December 2008
Christmas is on its way and leading European poker magazine Bluff Europe is giving away €1,500 over the festive season. Partnering with Poker Heaven, the Bluff Europe Cardgang event takes place on December 29th at 7pm.Bluff Europe and Poker Heaven offer poker players their chance to play for a €1,500 prize pool, all fo - read more »

Wynn To Open New Casino Resort In Las Vegas Amid Downturn - 20 December 2008
His competitors face free falling stock prices and potential bankruptcies, but Steve Wynn's company is sitting pretty as it prepares to open the doors on Monday to its lavish new resort, Encore. The $2.3 billion, 2,000-room hotel-casino, which is attached to the three-year-old Wynn Las Vegas on the Strip, debuts at a m - read more »

David 'Chino' Rheem Inks Contract to Join "The Poker Pack" - 20 December 2008
AsianLogic Plc, owners of The Asian Poker Tour (, would like to congratulate two members of The Poker Pack - Steve Sung and David ‘Chino' Rheem - on making the final table at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Sung signed his sponsorship deal to become a member - read more »

Marc Goodwin Tops Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Rankings - 09 December 2008
Marc Goodwin has topped the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour's Rankings leaderboard and taken the title of Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Player of the Year. He overtook long-time leader Nik Persaud after leg 9 of the poker tournament in Blackpool where he won a side-event and had two further final table finishes. Marc increased his l - read more »

Kim Kardashian Hits Diamond Jackpot at Vegas Birthday Bash - 01 December 2008
Kim Kardashian got the surprise of a lifetime at her LAX nightclub birthday bash on October 24, 2008. During her interview with Extra TV, Kim Kardashian was presented with a 34 Carat Diamond necklace from Director of Marketing for, Christopher Hernandez, the wholesale priced eCommerce jewelry company. With a - read more »

George Lucas to Receive Art Directors Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award, February 14 - 01 December 2008
Revolutionary director/producer, George Lucas has been selected to receive the Art Directors Guild's (ADG's) coveted honorary Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, it was announced today by Thomas A. Walsh, ADG President, and Awards co-producers John Sabato and John Janavs. Known for pushing the limits o - read more »

Condé Nast Ranks Al Maha Top Overseas Leisure Hotel in Dubai - 01 December 2008
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, the luxurious desert retreat owned by Emirates Hotels & Resorts, has collected yet another Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Award. Jumping six places in its overall rating from last year, Al Maha was the only Dubai hotel to be listed in the prestigious top 20 list, for Overseas Leisure - read more »

Experience Excitement of Vegas with New Virgin Casino Game, Vegas Blackjack with 20+ Bonus™ - 01 December 2008
Virgin Games Casino today announces the launch of its most generous Blackjack game yet, Vegas Blackjack with 20+ Bonus™. Players can enjoy all American Blackjack rules and the chance to win up to 30:1 on a Blackjack! Vegas Blackjack with 20+ Bonus™ is the ultimate casino game for both beginners and gaming experts. Play - read more »

Harrah's Entertainment Announces Oversubscription of Private Exchange Offers - 01 December 2008
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (Harrah's) announced today that its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, Harrah's Operating Company, Inc. (HOC), is extending to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 5, 2008, the Early Tender Date (as defined in HOC's confidential offering memorandum, dated November 14, 2008, the "Offering - read more »