Gambling News Archives 2007

January 2007

‘Big Brother’ Star, Shilpa, Tapped To Become Face Of Asian Poker Classic - 20 January 2007
Asian Poker Classic, sponsored by, are set to capitalise on Shilpa Shetty's success on the UK's Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) by inviting the actress and reality TV star to present the Asian Poker Classic, taking place in Goa, March 1-5 2007.The hugely anticipated poker tournament is set to be the bigge - read more »
S&P sees Macau casinos overtaking Las Vegas but warns of risks ahead - 16 January 2007
Credit-rating agency Standard and Poor's has said it is bullish on Macau's booming casinos, whose earnings would overtake those of all of Las Vegas' gaming centres within four years. But it also warned that over-investment, competition from other Asian gaming cities and a lack of infrastructure in the southern Chinese - read more »
UK-wide Smoking Ban Expected to Affect Bingo Players - 09 January 2007
July 1 of this year will see a smoking ban imposed on all public places in England and Wales, and as the current proposed legislation will not exempt private members clubs, this will make lighting up in bingo halls up and down the country illegal.In Scotland, a smoking ban was put into place in March 2006, and early re - read more »
Mystery of World Series of Poker 'Bubble Boy' Solved - 31 January 2007
Hoa Manh Nguyen, the infamous World Series of Poker 'bubble boy' was finally found over the weekend in Sunnyvale, California and has accepted his invitation to the €2 million guaranteed Irish Poker Open held in Dublin over Easter Weekend 2007.Mr. Nguyen was possibly the 'unluckiest poker player of 2006' after being the - read more »

February 2007

Richland Casino Closes Its Cardroom - 21 February 2007
Joker's Casino & Sports Bar closes its gambling business this week. It's the second Tri-City cardroom to close in seven months. Like any poker game you've got to look at your hand and decide if you're gonna to keep going or fold. The owner of Joker's Casino decided his hand just wasn't as good as when he got started. " - read more »
The Quiet Asian Americans - Not so Quiet Tzi Ma Speaks Out - 04 February 2007
See us as actors first and not only as ethnic actors'" states Tzi Ma the veteran Asian American actor, when asked about his view on how Asian American characters are being portrayed in mainstream media. He smiles now when he recalls how as a young actor his outspokenness wasn't as polished or carefully delivered as he - read more »
Ellen Degeneres To Host Academy Awards - 21 February 2007
When Ellen Degeneres hosts the Academy Awards in Hollywood, she will appear simultaneously in Sedona at an event featuring the Sedona Arts Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival. Is it magic or perhaps a Sedona vortex? Yes, it is magic and a vortex and her name is Genii! Genii Townsend, who began her caree - read more »
Casino will pay for expansion's impact on Madera County - 19 February 2007
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians agreed to pay nearly $13 million to settle several disputes with Madera County over a planned casino expansion.The deal ends four legal battles between the county and the tribe, allowing the tribe to expand the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino and ending the county's clai - read more »

March 2007's Free T-shirt Frenzy has Begun - 21 March 2007 (, 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. is celebrating the worldwide launch of its first ever original game, Cr - 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 »
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 »
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 »

April 2007

Trump markets Las Vegas condominium project on 'The Apprentice' - 10 April 2007
Donald Trump is using his assistant-grooming reality show to sell units in his second Las Vegas condominium tower. For a one-hour episode of "The Apprentice," contestants are tasked with devising a marketing plan for Trump Tower-two. Like its predecessor, it will be 64 stories of gold glass just off the Las Vegas Strip - read more »
Casino developer puts $11 billion on Macao - 12 April 2007
In 1950, the teenage Sheldon Adelson ran a business stocking vending machines in Boston shoe factories. When the plants closed in the summer, he headed to the beach with delivery trucks outfitted with freezers and sold ice cream.A half-century later, Adelson recalled, he was drawn to another chance to turn a profit whe - read more »
Nevada gamblers lose $1.06 bln in February, up 2.86 pct - 10 April 2007
Gamblers lost $1.06 billion at Nevada casinos in February, 2.86 percent more than the same month last year, the state's Gaming Control Board said on Tuesday.Casino gambling revenue, known as gaming win, was expected to be even stronger because of special events during the month such as Chinese New Year and the NBA All- - read more »
Bold Design and High-Tech Amenities Are the Foundation for Phase II of Flamingo Las Vegas Room Renovations - 17 April 2007
The famous Flamingo Las Vegas recently began the second phase of its extensive room renovation. The redesign will include the transformation of more than 500 hotel rooms and suites into luxurious, stylish and technologically advanced Flamingo “GO Rooms.” The “GO Room” name was inspired by a derivative of the property n - read more »

May 2007

Canadian gambling software firm to move HQ to Dublin - 11 May 2007
A gambling software specialist with annual sales of €77 million is relocating its headquarters to the Republic, in a move driven partly by the US ban on internet betting.Canada-based Cryptologic plc will seek shareholder approval later this month to move its corporate head office to Dublin from its current location in - read more »
Titan Poker Player Wins Pokerface 2007 Tournament in Las Vegas - 20 May 2007
Thirty-year-old Titan Poker player, Maik Andre Daehling from Germany, one of fifteen attending Titan Poker players, won the Pokerface 2007 Tournament, which took place at the Binion's Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, this week. A Hamburg resident, Maik makes his living as a freelance journalist, working for a small daily in - read more »
Everest Poker to Sponsor Italian Championship, Offer Seats to Players - 31 May 2007
Everest Poker today announced that the online poker room would be sponsoring the third event in the upcoming Italian Championship. In addition to this sponsorship, Everest Poker is giving its players the opportunity compete for seats in the preliminary events held on 13 - 14 June as well as - read more »
$96,000 Team PokerNews World Series Freerolls Series Continues at Full Tilt Poker - 18 May 2007
Team PokerNews ( and Full Tilt Poker ( have three more $12,000 Team PokerNews Freeroll tournaments coming up in May and June. Now is the perfect time for PokerNews players to join Full Tilt and obtain their chance of joining Team PokerNews at t - read more »

June 2007

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 »
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 » Backs Sport of Kings - 14 June 2007 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 »
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 »

July 2007

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

August 2007

Bodog Announces Deal to Release Graphic Novel by Top Comic Talents - 20 August 2007
Multimedia powerhouse Bodog Entertainment is continuing its expansion into the digital entertainment industry, branching out into uncharted realms of amusement by announcing a deal to release a graphic novel created by top comic talents Adam Slutsky, Shawn Martinbrough and Joseph Phillip Illidge. The graphic novel will - read more »
Charleston South Carolina Luxury Real Estate Broker William Means Closes Luxury Property Lowndes Grove Plantation for $6.5 Million - 06 August 2007
Charleston luxury real estate firm William Means Real Estate recently completed the sale of Lowndes Grove Plantation, the only surviving plantation on Charleston's downtown peninsula. Owners Alexander and Tina Opoulos, III, listed it for $7.2 million on March 27. Patrick Properties Events LLC purchased the property for - read more »
Venetian Macao set to kick off boldest phase in Asian casino hub - 27 August 2007
The new casinos popping up in Macau in the past three years have helped the Chinese territory surpass the Las Vegas Strip as the world's most lucrative gambling center. This week, the city begins its most ambitious - and perhaps riskiest - phase of development with Tuesday's opening of the $2.4 billion Venetian Macao R - read more »
Mayra Veronica Named FHM Cover Girl - 13 August 2007
Mayra Veronica, FHM's ( favorite Latina diva, graces its cover this month as she prepares for what will be one of the hottest crossover albums of 2008. The photo spread, which was shot at Manhattan's historic Joseph Papp's Theater, is a perfect compliment to Mayra's intoxicating reputation as a vol - read more »

September 2007

Big Screen Entertainment Group's "Babysitter Wanted" Accepted into Prestigious SITGES International Film Festival - 12 September 2007
Big Screen Entertainment Group (OTC:BSEG) is proud to announce that its horror/thriller motion picture "Babysitter Wanted" has been accepted into one of Europe's most renowned film festivals, The Festival de Cine de Sitges (also known as Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya). This premier event is one of the m - read more »
Carbon Poker's Announces first Caribbean Stud Jackpot Winner - 12 September 2007
Carbon Poker ( has today announced it has given away its first Caribbean Stud jackpot. The player, Yvetje, won $20,318.75 on a 20c jackpot bet placed on 2 September, 2007 at 17:22 GMT. Yvetje, a female player from Limburg, Belgium has been with Carbon Poker since 2005. "Caribbean Stud is one of the - read more »
PokerNews and Titan Poker to Host Two $5000 PokerNews Cup Australia Freerolls - 18 September 2007
PokerNews and Titan poker are set to host two fantastic $5000 PokerNews Cup Australia Freerolls. The next $5000 PokerNews Cup Australia Freeroll at Titan Poker begins Thursday September 20 at 15:00 EDT and players have until Wednesday September 19 to satisfy all entry requirements. Qualification is incredibly simple an - read more »
UltimateBet Spreads the Wealth with Bad Beat Jackpot Launch - 26 September 2007
UltimateBet today announced the launch of The Ultimate Bad Beat Jackpot (, a popular jackpot-based Texas Hold'em Poker game that turns losing hands into gold."We've taken the Bad Beat Jackpot concept and revolutionized it to spread the wealth to more poker pl - read more »

October 2007

Successfully Single -- Online Magazine Launched for Single Professional Women - 04 October 2007
Announcing its launch today is women's lifestyle magazine newcomer, Geared towards young single professional women (21-35), advises its readers how to work towards their dreams rather than work their dreams around finding a spouse. While this web-based publication provides the usual - read more »
Leading Lifestyle Site Announces Million Dollar Woman Search - Unprecedented US$1 Million First Prize - 04 October 2007
International men's lifestyle community today announced the world's largest, most democratic search to find the world's most beautiful woman, inside and out. The winner will take home an unprecedented US$1 million prize. Voting for monthly winners will commence in January 2008, leading up to a Febr - read more »
Titan Poker Sends Large Delegation to Aussie Poker Tournament - 17 October 2007
Titan Poker (, the largest poker room on the iPoker Network, will send a delegation of the best online poker players from across the globe to participate in one of Australia's biggest poker events. The internationally renowned online poker site will be sending players from countries includi - read more »
Titan Poker Players to Enjoy Fun, Sun and Poker in the Bahamas - 04 October 2007
Titan Poker (, the largest poker room on the iPoker Network, will award winning players with $7,000 World Poker Showdown Bahamas prize packages. The popular online poker room is staging three Super Satellites, each offering seats to the WPS Bahamas, which will take place at the luxurious Cable - read more »

November 2007

December 2007

PokerStars Marketing Code PAWSUB157 and PokerStars Bonus Code DEC2007 Released - 05 December 2007
Using the PokerStars Marketing Code ( PAWSUB157 in conjunction with the new Bonus Code DEC2007 will entitle new players to a $50 bonus plus entry to an exciting range of freerolls worth over $80k.New players at PokerStars should now use two new - read more »
New Online Poker Room Launches Today - 03 December 2007, a London based online poker site, announced its launch today promising online players a new route to achieving their offline tournament ambitions.With more live tournaments on the poker calendar than ever before and some entry fees on the increase and out of reach to even the more hardened poker play - read more »
Celebrity Poker Tournament Brings Country Music and Rodeo Stars Together for Charity - 07 December 2007
Robin Leach will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the T.J. Martell Foundation's first annual Celebrity Poker Tournament, to be held December 11, 2007 at the Las Vegas Hilton. The famous host (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, The Surreal Life: Fame Games) will lend his talents to the friendly poker competition, bri - read more »
It's Showtime: FilmCrave Innovatively Adds Movie Trailers - 07 December 2007
FilmCrave (, a movie social network, showed yet again that they hear their members by providing them with thousands of new movie titles and movie trailers ( Unlike other social networks where member suggestions fall on deaf ears, the crew of FilmCrave wanted to make su - read more »