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 »
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 »
Leading Mobile Casino Celebrates One Year - 31 January 2007
Wild Jack Mobile Casino (WJMC), 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 »
Bet on Manchester to gamble sensibly - 31 January 2007
It is a parable for our times that Manchester is celebrating today because it has successfully bid to be the gambling capital of Britain. The place where cotton once was king, hub of the industrial revolution, the home of Victorian social reform, where Cobden, Bright and Owen championed the workers, has become . . . th - read more »

February 2007

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 »
EuroMillions Third Birthday Jackpot Worth £66,000,000 - 07 February 2007
Euromillions is celebrating it's third birthday with a guaranteed superdraw payout of a staggering £66,000,000 this Friday 9 February.Whereas jackpot prize funds are normally rolled over to the next draw if they aren't won, this week the €100 million (which equates to around $128,000,000 or €100 million) is certain to - 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 »
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 »

March 2007

Liverpool FC Legends for €2 Million Guaranteed Irish Poker Open - 09 March 2007
On Wednesday 28 February, in the rarefied and intimate confines of Liverpool's River Club six lucky qualifiers sat down to play with four Anfield legends in a single table tournament qualifier for the Irish Open.Jan Molby, John Aldridge, Didi Hamann and "Super Sub" David Fairclough have played in so - read more »
Silicon Valley company hits jackpot with slot machines - 20 March 2007
Engineers at PureDepth Inc. spent years developing tools for helping the military plot 3-D maps of war zones, eventually licensing top-secret technology to the U.S. Air Force and Navy.But the Silicon Valley startup hit the jackpot in October when it inked a deal with International Game Technology Inc., the world's larg - 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 »
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

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

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 »
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 »
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

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

July 2007

Poker Academy to Supply Software Platform for the First $50,000 Man Versus Machine Texas Holdem Poker Championship - 18 July 2007
Poker Academy, the premier source for quality poker software (, today announced it will supply the technological platform for the first $50,000 Man Versus Machine Texas Holdem Poker Championship, which will take place in Vancouver, Canada, in conjunction with the annual conference of the As - read more »
National Poker League kicks off World Circuit Tour with UK OPEN in London - 10 July 2007
The National Poker League (NPL) announced today that it is hosting the first-ever NPL 2007 UK OPEN at the famed Loose Cannon Club in the heart of London, England. The UK OPEN will take place beginning August 12th with several tiers of buy-ins leading to the final table on August 18, 2007. The UK OPEN is the first stop - read more »
MGM Grand at Foxwoods Signs Celebrated Chef Michael Schlow to Cook up Winning Restaurant at New Luxury Hotel - 02 July 2007
Dining in Southeastern Connecticut will reach new heights when Chef Michael Schlow's acclaimed Italian restaurant Alta Strada opens at the highly anticipated MGM Grand at Foxwoods next spring. The first of many celebrated chefs slated to join the hotel's culinary scene, Schlow's new restaurant is expected to bring exc - read more »
Ultimate Bet Pro Phil Hellmuth Goes Head-to-Head With Cell Phone Users - 25 July 2007
With the tech world still abuzz after the launch of the iPhone three weeks ago, a new mobile phone application is set to steal Apple's thunder. UltimateBet pro Phil Hellmuth today announced the launch of Texas Hold'em 2007 with Phil Hellmuth, a follow-up release to the best selling mobile poker game, Texas Hold'em by P - read more »

August 2007

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 »
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 »
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 »
Poker Academy Challenges the World to Take on Advanced Poker Robot Polaris - 20 August 2007
The First Ever Man vs. Machine Poker Championship is now over and Man prevailed. Polaris and the team from the University of Alberta had a great showing, giving team poker pros Phil Laak and Ali Eslami everything they could handle. Eslami summed up the grueling matches, "I wouldn't wish this on anyone." The Man Machine - read more »

September 2007

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 »
PlayersOnly Hostess Carrie Stroup in FHM This Month - 26 September 2007
Carrie Stroup, hostess at, is on the pages of yet another men's magazine this month. Last month it was Playboy Magazine Babe-of-the-Month, this month it's FHM.The sexy and charismatic hostess of the recently re-designed casino, sportsbook and poker room may not need to practice her smile - read more »
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 »
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 »

October 2007

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 »
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 »
Final Closeout of 'Desert Oasis' Resort Homes in Arizona by Online Auction - 04 October 2007
Freedom Realty Exchange (FRE), an online real estate auction marketing company and a member of the LFC Group of Companies, has just announced the launch of their "Desert Oasis" auction campaign of nineteen new single-family homes at Laughlin Ranch and Talon Pointe in Bullhead City, Arizona. With this online auction bei - 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 »

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, 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 »
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 »
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 »
NFL Current Players and Minnesota Vikings Legends to Hold Press Conference - 08 December 2007
Mike Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund ( 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 »