Gambling News Archives 2007

January 2007


Bollywood.tv Exclusively Presents the Movies of Shilpa Shetty Free Online - 31 January 2007
At the online home of Bollywood movies -- Bollywood.tv -- we are proud to be giving visitors from around the world the chance to watch four of Shilpa's most famous movies for free. With her dramatic and significant recent contribution to the profile of Bollywood, we have decided to put her movies online for all to see, - read more »
Independent Foosball Promotions (IFP) Announces the $35,000 13th Annual Superbowl of Foosball - Kentucky Tournament Gains International Attention - 16 January 2007
All over the world, athletes are training, conditioning and studying each other's moves in preparation for an incredible sports event: the 13th Annual Superbowl of Foosball. Yes, you read that right: Foosball. To be held January 24-28 at the Lexington Holiday Inn North, this event is expected to draw many of the best f - read more »
Leading Mobile Casino Celebrates One Year - 31 January 2007
Wild Jack Mobile Casino (WJMC) www.wjmc.co.uk, the UK's most loved, fully functional mobile casino, celebrated its first birthday this month. One year on from its launch and WJMC has an ever growing, loyal and fun loving client base and believes that 2007 will be even bigger and better than 2006. After launching on the - read more »
Pinnacle Sports Closes to Americans Due to Internet Gambling Bill - 16 January 2007
Since 1998, Pinnacle Sports has been doing online business with US citizens who enjoy gambling, but when American gamblers signed onto their accounts this morning, they were informed they could no longer place bets with this sports book located in Curacao.Pinnacle's "main man" gave EOG an exclusive interview this morni - read more »

February 2007


The Amazing Race: Top 10 Destinations Revealed - 21 February 2007
To coincide with the premiere of The Amazing Race Season 11, the all-star edition of CBS's popular reality TV show, IndependentTraveler.com has unveiled its top 10 favorite destinations from the show's previous seasons. While The Amazing Race 11 celebrates all-star teams from the past, IndependentTraveler.com is celebr - 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 »
Online betting crackdown heats up before Super Bowl - 04 February 2007
If the U.S. government gets its way on Super Bowl Sunday, all bets will be off - all online bets, that is. Federal prosecutors and agents in the FBI's organized crime unit have been mounting a large-scale crackdown on Internet gambling, with indictments against executives at gaming Web sites, arrests of foreign busines - read more »
iBingo.com is First to Offer Players Online Casino Credit - 21 February 2007
Quadcard Entertainment Inc announces the availability of Instant Credit on its flagship bingo website, www.ibingo.com. For the first time ever, bingo players can apply for online casino credit at rates and terms more favorable than the major credit cards. The Instant Credit facility is completely integrated into the iB - read more »

March 2007


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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

April 2007


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 »
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 »
PlayersOnly.com Launches $150K 'WSOP Giveaway Tournaments' This Weekend; 12 Weekly Tournaments Will Send 12 Winners to the 'Big One' in Vegas - 10 April 2007
In one of the biggest WSOP giveaways this year, PlayersOnly.com will award a total of $150,000 in prizes during the twelve weekly 'World Series Giveaway Tournaments' that begin this weekend and continue through to the WSOP. Each Sunday, beginning April 8th, PlayersOnly.com will host a multi-table Texas Hold 'Em tournam - 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 »

May 2007


$96,000 Team PokerNews World Series Freerolls Series Continues at Full Tilt Poker - 18 May 2007
Team PokerNews (http://www.pokernews.com/wsop-2007) and Full Tilt Poker (http://www.pokernews.com/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 »
Everest Poker to Sponsor Italian Championship, Offer Seats to Players - 31 May 2007
Everest Poker http://www.everestpoker.com 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 »
Social networking sites to overtake porn sites as most popular web destinations - 20 May 2007
When the Internet took off in the 1990s, it was demonized as a steaming cauldron of porn.It has certainly made pornography more widely and easily available than ever before. The online porn industry is difficult to measure, but was valued at $1 billion in 2002 by America's National Research Council.Google, which publis - read more »
Bam Bam Slam, the New Online Talent Game Has Hit the Net - 15 May 2007
Bam Bam Slam, the world's first nonstop, interactive, on-line talent/video game says "no" to advertisers and "yes" to keeping its focus on talent videos for its new on-line social network and on-camera performance game. After months of trying to find a credible on-line talent competition, creator Cliff Schwarz realized - read more »

June 2007


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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

July 2007


Casinos shut down in virtual world - 28 July 2007
Second Life creator Linden Lab this week instituted a ban on betting games that "rely on chance or random number generation to determine a winner, or rely on the outcome of real-life organised sporting events".The ban includes casino games such as blackjack, Pai Gow, poker, roulette and slot machines, Linden spokeswoma - read more »
WA gambling regulators raid Internet betting site - 10 July 2007
Even as a Renton attorney is suing the state to overturn its ban on Internet gambling, state Gambling Commission investigators moved against a new Seattle-based Internet betting site.The topic has the U.S. mired in international trade disputes.In a complaint filed last week in King County Superior Court, lawyer and pok - 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 »
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 »

August 2007


Announcing Launch of Ladbrokes.com Affiliate Program in Income Access, the World's Leading Independent Online Gaming Affiliate Network - 20 August 2007
Income Access is pleased to announce the official addition of Ladbrokes.com to its diverse gaming affiliate network. An internationally-recognized brand, Ladbrokes has been a global leader in betting and gaming since their inception in 1886. Starting today, affiliates in the Income Access network can begin promoting th - read more »
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 »
Mayra Veronica Named FHM Cover Girl - 13 August 2007
Mayra Veronica, FHM's (http://FHMonline.com) 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 »
Bloggers Continue To Thwart US Gambling Ban By Helping Americans Gamble Online - 06 August 2007
It's now 9 months since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act looked to have ended Americans online gambling activities. However the law is shrouded in confusion as certain poker and casino sites have continued to accept US players. Some of this confusion has been cleared up by two blogs ( http://uscasinos.blo - read more »

September 2007


UltimateBet Spreads the Wealth with Bad Beat Jackpot Launch - 26 September 2007
UltimateBet today announced the launch of The Ultimate Bad Beat Jackpot (http://www.ultimatebet.com/poker-promotion/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 »
PokerNews Cup to be Televised by NPL to Over Half a Billion Households - 13 September 2007
PokerNews.com has just entered into a partnership with the National Poker League (NPL) (http://www.nplworldpoker.com) to film and broadcast the upcoming PokerNews Cup (http://www.pokernewscup.com/), which will take place from October 21-29, 2007 at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The NPL will be filming five - read more »
Carbon Poker's Announces first Caribbean Stud Jackpot Winner - 12 September 2007
Carbon Poker (www.carbonpoker.com) 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 »
Bodog to License North American Gaming Through Morris Mohawk - 12 September 2007
Bodog Entertainment, the international entertainment powerhouse founded by noted Canadian Billionaire Calvin Ayre, is pleased to announce a brand licensing agreement, including the use of all Bodog domains and the Bodog trademark, with Morris Mohawk Gaming Group for operations and marketing of gaming in North America. - read more »

October 2007


Montana Poker Player Strikes Gold in Online Poker Tournament - 09 October 2007
The city of Helena, Montana lays claim to a uniquely compelling gold rush past. Today, one resident fittingly feels like he's struck gold after winning access to over $100 million in online poker tournament prize pool money. Absolute Poker (http://www.absolutepoker.com) today revealed that an online poker player hailin - read more »
Leading Lifestyle Site Savvy.com Announces Million Dollar Woman Search - Unprecedented US$1 Million First Prize - 04 October 2007
International men's lifestyle community http://www.Savvy.com 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 »
Affiliates Say Intertops.com has the Fastest Paying Affiliate Program - 17 October 2007
"The First" online betting site is the first to pay its affiliates according to a report in the October issue of CAP Magazine. The world's leading publication for gambling affiliates has listed Intertops.com as the fastest paying casino affiliate program. The magazine, published by CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com, reports - read more »
UltimateBet's Aruba Poker Classic Boasts Impressive Numbers - 09 October 2007
With the 2007 Aruba Poker Classic now wrapped up, industry experts are beginning to reflect on the success of the island tournament and what it says about the state of online poker."The 2007 Aruba Poker Classic (http://www.ultimatebet.com/poker-promotion/aruba-classic) was one of our most successful events ever," state - read more »

November 2007

December 2007


Lasseters Adds Four New Casino Games and Launches Contest for Affiliate Program in Income Access - 03 December 2007
Income Access and the Lasseters Corporation are excited to announce the launch of four new exclusive slot games at the Lasseters Online Casino and to celebrate an affiliate has the chance to win $1000. Dead Man's Chest, Cupid's Bow, Ancient Wonders and Odd Shaped Balls have been added to the extensive suite of over 35 - read more »
It's Showtime: FilmCrave Innovatively Adds Movie Trailers - 07 December 2007
FilmCrave (http://www.filmcrave.com), a movie social network, showed yet again that they hear their members by providing them with thousands of new movie titles and movie trailers (http://www.filmcrave.com). Unlike other social networks where member suggestions fall on deaf ears, the crew of FilmCrave wanted to make su - read more »
Dream & Win Launches With Formula 1, MiG Draws - 08 December 2007
Dream & Win, the online raffle that makes dreams come true, today launched operations by opening the drawing on an extraordinary prize package: the Formula One Race Car Driving School. Dream & Win players will be able to bid on -- and win -- an all-expenses paid trip to France to attend a 5-day course learning to drive - read more »
NY Skyride Makes a NYC Holiday Even Merrier With the NY Pass to Big Apple Attractions - 05 December 2007
Those visiting NYC for the holidays or those looking to entertain visitors will find a helping hand for their NYC Tour (http://www.skyride.com/packageview.html?product_num=29) with the NY Pass. The NY Pass includes admittance to over 40 popular NYC attractions, including NY SKYRIDE, an Empire State Building tour, the S - read more »