Gambling News Archives 2007

January 2007

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 »
‘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 » Exclusively Presents the Movies of Shilpa Shetty Free Online - 31 January 2007
At the online home of Bollywood movies -- -- 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 »
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 »

February 2007

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 »
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 »
Be in to Win the €2 Million Guaranteed Irish Poker Open for $1 - 04 February 2007
Monday 5 February sees the fifth $1 shootout, where one player walks away with a €3,500 ticket to the 26th Irish Open 2007 held in Dublin over Easter weekend 2007. While the online tournament can accommodate 999 players the two previous shootouts have fielded around 400 making this the 'path of leas - read more »
Michelin Star, French Chef Marc Dobbels Wows Guests at Paraiso de la Bonita, Riviera Maya - 04 February 2007
Michelin Star Chef Marc Dobbels has been appointed new Executive Chef at Paraiso de la Bonita. The intimate, beachfront boutique resort featuring ninety ocean view suites, nestled amidst 14 acres leading into the Caribbean Sea, is considered by gourmets as a 'jewel' in the Riviera Maya. In his new position, Chef Dobb - read more »

March 2007

Aspinalls Elegance Meets Microgaming Intelligence - 14 March 2007
United Kingdom Casino, the legendary casino of London, England which graces its players with its elegance and sophisticated style of casino gaming, has taken into a new journey by venturing with online casino group Vegas Partner Lounge and software development gurus Microgaming. The announcement comes after major discu - read more »
AFI Dallas Film Festival Joins Forces with Confidence Bay for Total Media Coverage - 21 March 2007
AFI DALLAS International Film Festival (, presented by Target and founding Sponsor Victory Park, is joining forces with Confidence Bay (, 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 »
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 »

April 2007 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, 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, 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 »
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 »
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 »

May 2007

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 »
bwin is world's biggest publicly listed online gaming provider - 15 May 2007
For the first time ever in Q1 2007 now ended, bwin Interactive Entertainment AG has achieve the goal it had pursued since 2004 of becoming the Number One world-wide, in terms of both the number of active customers and gross and net gaming revenues. At the same time the reorientation of the company's strategy announced - read more »
Everest Poker Announces Everest Poker European Cup Live Event in Amsterdam - 11 May 2007
Everest Poker today announced that a live event in its second annual Everest Poker European Cup tournament would be held in Amsterdam on May 13, 2007 at 19:00 local time (17:00 GMT). The Everest Poker European Cup is a freeroll poker tournament that allows players from all over Europe to compete for a €100,000 prize. - read more »

June 2007

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 »
Hollywood Most Wanted: Paris Hilton's Mug Shot is Released -- Artist Gives Hilton the Warhol Treatment - 26 June 2007
Paris is indeed Hollywood's Most Wanted and artist Schmeidler gives Paris some special treatment of her own with a new print. The print is part of an exhibition on display at Hollywood's Arclight Cinemas. It will run through June 21st 2007. "Hollywood's Most Wanted" is an original and at times both darkly humorous and - read more »
State Senate sidelines bill allowing poker in bars - 26 June 2007
A bill that would let bars and restaurants in Louisiana hold the popular Texas Hold 'Em poker tournaments was sidelined today in the state Senate, likely killing the measure for the legislative session. Senators voted 22-to-14 for a procedural motion to shelve the House-approved bill (House Bill 484). The tournaments h - read more »
Absolute Poker Turns the Tables on Bad Beats to Help Online Poker Players Win - 26 June 2007
Absolute Poker today announced the launch of Bad Beat Jackpot - a new spin on Texas Hold'em that lets players walk away with a hefty profit after hitting a 'bad beat' at the online poker tables. "We're taking away the pain delivered by bad beats by throwing money at their victims," stated David Clainer, senior vice pre - read more »

July 2007

Caribbean officials urge US to resolve Internet gambling dispute with Antigua - 13 July 2007
Regional trade ministers on Thursday called on the United States to resolve a dispute with the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda and to comply with a trade body's ruling to lift its Internet gambling restrictions.In a statement issued at the close of a caucus in St. Lucia, ministers of the nine-member organisatio - read more »
Mary Jones Wins STPT Pro Am Poker Championship - 18 July 2007
The Small Town Poker Tour Pro Am Championship took place at the South Point Hotel, and Casino. STPT Tournament Champions gathered to play along with a strong field of local Las Vegas players. The final table included STPT Louisiana winner Brandon Parker, 2006 WSOP Ladies Champion Mary Jones, Bob Meyer, Under The Gun Vi - read more »
Full Tilt Poker’s Pros Win Back-To-Back Bracelets - 10 July 2007
Full Tilt Poker pros Robert Mizrachi and Ram Vaswani joined the growing fraternity of World Series of Poker* champions winning gold bracelets in less than 24 hours. On July 3rd, Robert Mizrachi won his first bracelet in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship. Mizrachi bested a star-studded field of 314 players, - read more »
Harrah's Selects as 'Presenting Sponsor' of World Series of Poker Europe - 05 July 2007
Betfair ( executed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Harrah's License Company LLC, an affiliate of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc which designates 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 »

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 »
World Poker Tour to sign agreement with China despite country's gambling ban - 06 August 2007
Tournament poker is coming to China a country that still strictly outlaws all forms of gambling.World Poker Tour Enterprises Inc. said it would sign an agreement on Monday with the China Leisure Sports Administrative Center.The partnership will promote the sport of poker, by helping to create, expand and commercialize - 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

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 »
Everest Casino's Arabian Nights Promotion Continues - 18 September 2007
Everest Casino announced today that its Arabian Nights promotion, which gives its players the chance to win an expenses-paid trip to Dubai, UAE has entered its final two weeks. To participate in this contest, players simply need to enter coupon code UAE07 with their next deposit to Everest - 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 »
New Travel Community Launched to Attract UK Tourists to Florida - 18 September 2007
Experience Florida is a new unique community where experts help holidaymakers get the best out of Florida and provide experienced advice and information. Their experts have a wealth of knowledge and will be answering any questions that holidaymakers ask.Editor, Darren Cronian said "Our aim is to be a popular travel res - 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 ( today revealed that an online poker player hailin - read more »
October Tournament Sponsorships By Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore Support Charitable Causes On Grand Strand - 24 October 2007
Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore, with locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. is beginning the busy fall golf season by sponsoring nearly a dozen local golf tournaments during the month of October. Funds raised during the events will help to support a variety of worthy causes including The Leukemia & Lympho - 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 »
Chipleader Overhauls Website to Enhance Online Poker Affiliate Experience - 24 October 2007
The online poker affiliate game just got more attractive, literally. Chipleader today announced the official launch of its revamped online poker affiliate ( website featuring a cutting edge design and a host of advanced features."We've always been committed to offering online poker affiliates - read more »

November 2007

December 2007

How To Win $1million Dollars With a Great Business Plan - Casting Call For Hydra Executives - 05 December 2007
Casting begins for the first international reality TV show Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills. The show launch ceremony was held last week and airs in March 2008 on Showtime Arabia. Sulaiman Al-Fahim, CEO of Hydra Properties LLC in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, came up with the concept of - read more »'s Biggest Online Poker Series, A $2-million Online Championship, Kicks off Dec. 7 - 07 December 2007 is making history this weekend as it kicks off its biggest online poker series yet. The Online Championship ( - a multi-million online poker series featuring some of the biggest names in poker - begins December 7th at 8pm ET. Dubbe - 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 ( 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 »