January 2008 News Article Archive

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EU Probes Gambling Restrictions - 31 January 2008
EU regulators sent official requests Thursday for information about gambling restrictions introduced in Germany and Sweden that triggered complaints from online betting companies.EU rules allow national authorities to impose controls on gambling to protect consumers, but say they cannot discriminate against companies f - read more »

Electronic Game Card Signs Paddy Power for First UK Online Campaign - 22 January 2008
Electronic Game Card, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EGMI), the creator of the Electronic GameCard(TM), today confirmed that Paddy Power, the largest provider of fixed- odds sports betting in Ireland, has launched a promotional offering through their retail presence utilizing the Electronic GameCard (TM). The campaign whic - read more »

$400,000 Already Awarded, $600,000 Left to Win in PlayersOnly.com’s Richest Tournament Ever - 22 January 2008
This Sunday night is another monthly final in PlayersOnly.com's Million Dollar Free Roll Tournament. $400,000K has already been awarded in the year-long series and there's still $600,000 left to win -- $100,000 at Sunday's final table.“We have a lot of relatively new players at our tables,” said PlayersOnly.com Manage - read more »

Largest Offer For Tropicana Casino and Resort Atlantic City $950 Million - 22 January 2008
On January 11, 2008, Joseph Palladino, (on behalf of a company to be disclosed), submitted to Justice Gary Stein, trustee in charge for the sale of the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, an offer to purchase the property for $950 Million, outbidding a former offer of $850 Million submitted by Colony - read more »

Green Joker Poker Sponsors Leading Irish Pro - 21 January 2008
Online poker room Green Joker Poker is proud to announce the addition of popular Irish poker pro Rob Taylor to the Green Joker Poker team. Rob, who finished second in the Irish Rankings in 2007, will play all the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour events under a sponsorship deal with the company.Spokesman for the company, Mike La - read more »

UK Woman Wins $15,000 New York Shopping Spree - 21 January 2008
Dream & Win, the online raffle that makes dreams come true, today announced its first big winner. The lucky winner, a 29-year old woman from London, will spend three mad, magical days on a whirlwind shopping spree in the world's capital of fashion and shopping, New York City. “We're thrilled to be announcing our first - read more »

Ho's Macau Gambling Empire Goes Public - 09 January 2008
Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, Macau's dominant gaming group, controlled by casino tycoon Stanley Ho, kicked off an informal road show in Hong Kong this week, getting set for its initial public offering, aiming to raise up to U.S.$1 billion.SJM plans to issue 1.25 billion new shares, accounting for about 25% of its enlar - read more »

12 Charged in U.S. in Costa Rica Based Online Gambling Operation - 09 January 2008
U.S. officials have indicted 12 men for their involvement in an online gambling site based in Costa Rica. Arrests were made in New York, Maryland and Massachusetts, however, the ringleader, Carmine Cicalese, is still at large and may be in Costa Rica.Online gambling is illegal in the United States since 2006 when credi - read more »

Redesigned Backgammon Masters Game Lobby to Offer Full Line of Online Casino Games - 09 January 2008
BackgammonMasters recently revamped their Game Lobby featuring a streamlined new look and improved navigation for its members. Sources at the company are hinting that this is just the first step to integrating the BackgammonMasters software with a full online casino suite featuring over 200 popular online games includi - read more »

Zonder Launches New Search Technology with Real-Time Vacation Rental Bookings and an All-New Zonder.com - 09 January 2008
Zonder, the first vacation home rental (http://www.zonder.com) site to offer real-time bookings for private homes, condos, cabins and villas, has announced the launch of an all-new Zonder.com. Featuring rich, accurate content about each property, Zonder.com includes a photo slideshow, a detailed description of the prop - read more »

Westlake Entertainment Announces the Release of Orange County Thriller, 'Loaded' - 09 January 2008
Westlake Entertainment, Inc. announces today the release of LOADED, a reality-based action thriller filmed against the sunlit streets of Southern California. LOADED, takes you on a journey behind the "Orange Curtain" of Southern California, through the world of exotic sports cars, modern day druglords and through the - read more »

Front Cover Story: Don King Talks Boxing, Mike Tyson and More; Also Featuring Lennox Lewis and Sylvestor Stallone - 09 January 2008
Haute Living Magazine, carving a niche in the luxury publication industry with exclusive interviews with the world's greatest power players, is proud to announce the release of the December/January edition of Haute Living Los Angeles, led by a one-on-one cover story with one of the world's most successful businessmen, - read more »

Battlestar Galactica's Aaron Douglas Headlines Dallas Convention in March - 07 January 2008
Fans of Science Fiction, Anime, Renaissance Arts, Costuming, Collecting, Film, Television, and even Women's Roller Derby will be converging on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison (Dallas) Texas on March 7th-9th, 2008. Only one event can draw such an eclectic group together; Dallas' extraordinary convention: All-Con.All-C - read more »

Fans Fund Aims to Buy English Soccer Club - 07 January 2008
Following the takeover of Ebbsfleet United, a second professional English Football Club could be owned by a fans website by the end of the season, it was claimed yesterday.ThePeoplesClub.com - set up by two Oxford based businessmen in October - aims to persuade up to 40,000 fans to invest £39 each for an equal share of - read more »

PGA TOUR Launches 2008 Season As Recreational Golfers Gear Up At PGA TOUR Superstore - 07 January 2008
To get an early jump on their season, many golfers in colder climates are headed south to Myrtle Beach, S.C. where they can affordably tune up their games and get the kind of specialized attention that the pros take for granted. With more than 100 golf courses, Myrtle Beach is the ideal winter destination for golf in t - read more »