Gambling News Archives 2007

January 2007


Digital Gaming Network Readies for Extreme Growth by Upgrading Poker Software Platform - 16 January 2007
Digital Gaming Network (DGN) took a big leap forward toward securing a significant share of the online poker market this week, with the release of its updated and re-tooled software. On the heels of its acquisition of Gibraltar-based Poker software company Dobrosoft and several recent signings of established network pa - 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 »
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 »
Casino Gambling Web Launches New Press Release Service for the Gambling Industry - 09 January 2007
Casino Gambling Web is announcing the launch of a new press release service that offers companies the opportunity to release their gambling related news quickly and accurately to the world.The goal of the Casino Gambling Web press release service is to provide a reliable media outlet for the latest news and press relea - read more »

February 2007


Record Prize Pool Announced for Asian Poker Classic - 04 February 2007
The richest poker tournament in Asia just got richer - organisers of the Asian Poker Classic (APC) have guaranteed a minimum add in of $250,000 to the prize pool, which means more than $1million could be available at the first professional poker tournament ever staged in India. The Asian Poker Classic, sponsored by Mah - 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 »
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 »
Be in to Win the €2 Million Guaranteed Irish Poker Open for $1 - 04 February 2007
Monday 5 February sees the fifth paddypowerpoker.com $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 »

March 2007


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 »
Jackpotty Jocks the Luckiest in Britain - 14 March 2007
Aberdeen has been revealed as the luckiest city in the UK, according to a new survey.A whopping 47 per cent of residents have won a tenner on the lottery 10 times and one in 10 has won a staggering £2,000 or more.And a quarter claim to have won over £300 at card games and 16 per cent regularly win cash by playing onlin - read more »
Harrah’s hotel, casino complex shines as New Orleans anchor - 11 March 2007
When New Orleans' levees surrendered to Katrina's floodwaters a year and a half ago, familiar places in that city were cast in strange, even bizarre, roles. The Louisiana Superdome, home of football's New Orleans Saints, was turned into a squalid refuge. So was the city's Convention Center. And the city's major casino, - read more »
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Teams up With King of the Cage to Bring Mixed Martial Arts Action to Northern Wisconsin - 11 March 2007
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, the leading gaming and hospitality resort for northern Wisconsin, and King of the Cage, the leading name in mixed martial arts has teamed up to bring world-class, no-holds barred, cage-fighting action to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The recently signed multi-fight deal includes two ou - read more »

April 2007


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 »
Morongo tribe's ad urges support of gambling deal - 24 April 2007
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians launched a multimillion dollar TV blitz Monday in a bid to pressure members of the Assembly to approve a gambling expansion deal for the tribe.The statewide ad by the Riverside County tribe is running in all major media markets in both English and Spanish, and in 30- and 60-second ve - 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 »
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


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 »
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 »
Poker Nations Cup Glory For Sweden Popular Show - 18 May 2007
Sweden defied huge odds against them to pull off a spectacular triumph at the PartyPoker.com Poker Nations Cup in Cardiff. The winning team, captained by Bo Sehlstedt, included 2006 WSOP bracelet winners Anders Henriksson and Mats Rahm, as well as Johan Storakers, William Thorsson and online qualifier Hans Isoz. They s - 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 »

June 2007


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 »
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 »
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 »
Planters Nuts Becomes Official Sponsor of World Series of Poker - 05 June 2007
Harrah's License Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., has entered into an multi-year agreement with Kraft Foods Global Inc. to make Planters nuts an official sponsor of the World Series of Poker and the "official nut" of poker's biggest event. "The sponsorship is a great fit given that 'the nuts' - 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 »
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 »
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


UltimateBet Offers Double Dose of Heads-Up Poker this Weekend - 31 August 2007
You don't need a 60" HDTV this weekend to experience one of the most intense sporting events of the year. The championship match of the inaugural UltimateBet Heads-Up Smackdown tournament is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 2. And it's only happening at UltimateBet.com. A total of 64 players began c - read more »
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 »
Sky City on track to grow profit by 10% - 20 August 2007
Sky City Entertainment Group Ltd has reported an 18 per cent rise in annual profit and flagged the possible sale of its Adelaide casino.The group, which is listed in Australia and New Zealand, also said profit growth this year would be slower than last year.Sky City generated a net profit of $NZ98.4 million ($A86.18 mi - 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


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 »
PlayersOnly.com Launches $1 Million Free Roll Poker Tournament Series -- Players Can Qualify Free for Ten Chances to Win - 12 September 2007
In the biggest tournament series since the re-launch of their video-rich poker room, casino and sportsbook, PlayersOnly.com has just begun its first Million Dollar Free Roll Tournament Series. A total of $1,000,000 will be awarded over the next ten months with winners of monthly finals taking away $75,000 each. Players - read more »
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 »
Everest Casino's Arabian Nights Promotion Continues - 18 September 2007
Everest Casino http://www.everestcasino.com 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 »

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 »
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Announces Sponsorship of Mixed Martial Artist Mike "Six Gun" Sixel - 04 October 2007
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino is proud to announce the sponsorship of a fighter who is taking the national stage by storm. The Northern Wisconsin resort casino recently signed on as a major sponsor for Mike "Six Gun" Sixel, a contender on the primer mixed martial arts promotion "King of the Cage". "We are very enth - 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


Hot Ideas for Cool Winter Getaways in Virginia - 03 December 2007
Virginia is one of the coolest winter destinations on the East Coast, with mountain resorts, 130 wineries and whale watching getaways that will entice travelers with a passion for wine, snow, luxury and natural wonders. Today the Virginia Tourism Corporation announced some of the best ways to get the most out of a win - read more »
NFL Current Players and Minnesota Vikings Legends to Hold Press Conference - 08 December 2007
Mike Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (www.gridirongreats.org/) and Minnesota Vikings Legends Chuck Foreman, Ed Marinaro, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall and Paul Krause will host a press conference on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 11 a.m. in downtown Minneapolis, MN (501 Washington Ave. S.).During the event a new grou - read more »
UltimateBet.com's Biggest Online Poker Series, A $2-million Online Championship, Kicks off Dec. 7 - 07 December 2007
UltimateBet.com is making history this weekend as it kicks off its biggest online poker series yet. The UltimateBet.com Online Championship (http://www.ultimatebet.com/poker-tournaments/events/uboc) - a multi-million online poker series featuring some of the biggest names in poker - begins December 7th at 8pm ET. Dubbe - read more »
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 »