Gambling News Archives 2007

January 2007


Woman Poker Player Magazine Sponsors First Annual Poker Author Challenge in Las Vegas - 01 January 2007
The first annual Poker Author Challenge is happening at Binion's in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Book signing and Registration begins at 10 a.m.Come out and meet your favorite authors in this no-limit hold'em tournament for only $125 (includes fees). Presented by Sheree Bykofsky and Lou Krieger and - read more »
Compulsive gamblers should be treated on NHS, say doctors - 16 January 2007
Compulsive gambling should be recognised as an addiction that requires treatment on the NHS, doctors leaders said yesterday, as they warned of a sharp increase in problem betting.The "explosion" in internet betting sites and the overhaul of the gambling laws, which comes into force in September, means the number of peo - read more »
Costa Vista Land Turns the Jungle into Paradise - 16 January 2007
Costa Vista Land (CVL) introduces a turnkey solution for investing in Costa Rica property. The company's primary focus is developing raw land with wide American-style roads and services, and selling it at pre-development prices.As Founder and President of Costa Vista Land, Mr. Brad Hogan has put together a team with ov - 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 »
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 »
Tax tip | Gambling winnings are taxable - 21 February 2007
This year, the deadline is April 17 for federal and state returns.Gambling winnings are taxable and must be reported on your return. Such income includes, but is not limited to, winnings from lotteries, raffles, horse and dog races and casinos, as well as the fair market value of prizes, such as cars, trips or other no - 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 »

March 2007


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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

April 2007


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 »
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 »
PartyGaming bans access to Turkish sites - 12 April 2007
Online gambling company PartyGaming PLC said Wednesday it will no longer allow customers in Turkey to access its gambling sites after legislation was passed prohibiting online gaming offered by unauthorized domestic or foreign companies.The company, which pulled out of the lucrative U.S. market in October after the gov - read more »
MGM Mirage Chief Executive Lanni earned $9.7 million in 2006 - 24 April 2007
Casino giant MGM Mirage Inc.'s chief executive, Terry Lanni, received compensation valued at $9.7 million in 2006, a year in which the company's stock price rose 36 percent, according to an analysis of a regulatory filing Monday.Last year, the company began construction on a $7.4 billion casino complex on the Las Vegas - read more »

May 2007


AFL tightens screws on betting - 11 May 2007
The AFL has signed an information-sharing deal with an Australian-based betting association as the league boosts its ability to investigate gambling.But dozens of small betting agencies can still deny the league access to their client records.While industry sources praised the league's new agreement with the Australian - 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 »
Slotland.com Increases Seed Jackpot After Record-breaking $179K Jackpot Win - 09 May 2007
After their famous progressive jackpot was recently hit for an all time high of $179,166, Slotland.com has increased the jackpot seed for their frequently hit progressives to a whopping $50,000. A player known as TOPNOTCHED was playing the Golden 8 slot machine when he hit the amazing jackpot. His win surpassed Slotl - 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 »

June 2007


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 »
Indian casinos pull in record $25 billion - 05 June 2007
Indian gambling pulled in $25 billion in 2006, 11 percent more than the year before as the industry's explosive growth outpaced Las Vegas.Federal figures announced Monday, compiled from 387 tribal facilities in 28 states, show Indian gambling revenue has nearly doubled in five years.Indian casinos brought in $12.8 bill - read more »
MaharajahClub.com Backs Sport of Kings - 14 June 2007
MaharajahClub.com 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 »
Macao awaits new casino business boom - 14 June 2007
Macao is expecting a new casino business boom as Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced Thursday to open a new mega-casino complex in the city's Cotai island on Aug. 28. The international gaming giant said in a statement that the Venetian Macao project will be the second largest casino building in the world and the largest in - read more »

July 2007


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 »
Harrah's Selects Betfair.com as 'Presenting Sponsor' of World Series of Poker Europe - 05 July 2007
Betfair (http://www.betfair.com)has executed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Harrah's License Company LLC, an affiliate of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc which designates Betfair.com as the "Presenting Sponsor" of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe through 2011.The inaugural WSOP Europe will take place in London - read more »
Tories call for supercasino statement - 12 July 2007
David Cameron today demanded a Commons statement on the future of supercasinos in the wake of Gordon Brown's shock retreat on the subject yesterday. In a surprise announcement during prime minister's questions that "others ways of regenerating urban areas would be looked at", the new premier promised to re-examine plan - 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


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 »
Absolute Poker Announces 9% Interest Bearing Account for Elite VIP Members - 31 August 2007
It pays to play online poker -- especially if you're one of Absolute Poker's VIPs. Starting September 1st, Elite VIP Members will earn 9% interest per annum on their Absolute Poker account balance with a new interest bearing account. "We've taken the Elite level of our VIP program from rewarding to extraordinarily lucr - read more »
Gambling Amendment Bill introduced - 06 August 2007
Legislation introduced today will ensure that the Gambling Act operates as intended, Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker said. “The Gambling Act is large and complex and as is common with new legislation of this nature, during its implementation a number of issues have been identified requiring improvement. The Gambl - 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 »

September 2007


Landmark 500 Online Slot Machines Reviewed at CasinoMan.net - 12 September 2007
Not many people realise that there are now hundreds of online slot games available at online casinos. From classic video slots to brand new interactive storyline slot machines, CasinoMan.Net has all the best ones reviewed and rated. This month marks the pinnacle point where online slot gaming really has developed into - read more »
Card Player Media Named the Official Media Partner of Caesars Palace Classic - 12 September 2007
Card Player Media announces that it has been named the official media partner for the Caesars Palace Classic. As the official media partner, Card Player will provide live chip counts, photos, player blogs, and video from the main event. The main event is a $10,000 tournament beginning on Oct. 22nd. The winner of the ma - 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 »
Doyle Brunson and Leonardo DiCaprio Join Forces - 12 September 2007
Doyle Brunson, in partnership with Leonardo DiCaprio, present a project that is extremely important to everyone at the Doyle Brunson Poker Network, global warming. Global warming and the negative effects, is an issue taken very seriously. In an effort to help educate poker players, Doyle Brunson and Leonardo DiCaprio, - read more »

October 2007


Titan Poker Players to Enjoy Fun, Sun and Poker in the Bahamas - 04 October 2007
Titan Poker (http://www.titanpoker.com), 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 »
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 »
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 »
Ohio Based Feature Film 'Horrors of War' to be Released in North America Nov. 6, 2007 - 08 October 2007
The independent film 'Horrors of War' will be released from Maverick Entertainment on DVD November 6th, 2007 in North America. The DVD will have a commentary track, behind the scenes, and other special features. The film has already been an official selection at 20 film festivals and has won awards for the filmmakers a - read more »

November 2007

December 2007


Zac Efron Named "Most Wanted" Celebrity of 2007 - 05 December 2007
Zac Efron is The "Most Wanted" Celebrity of 2007 according to ContactAnyCelebrity.com, a research firm based in West Hollywood, California that provides celebrity contact information to fans, businesses, nonprofits and the media.The Top 10 "Most Wanted" Celebrities of 2007 are the "most wanted" for autographs, donation - 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 »
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 »
PokerStars Marketing Code PAWSUB157 and PokerStars Bonus Code DEC2007 Released - 05 December 2007
Using the PokerStars Marketing Code (http://www.directoryofonlinepoker.com/pokerstars-bonus-marketing-code.shtml) 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 »