Gambling News Archives 2007

January 2007


Vegan Fashion? With the Help of Boston-Based Vegan Image Consultant Ginger Burr, Stylish Clothing Becomes a Possible Quest for Those Who Won’t Wear Animal Products - 16 January 2007
Natalie Portman, Ed Begley, Jr., Woody Harrelson, Coretta Scott King, K.D. Lang… With the list of celebrities who have adopted a vegan (pronounced VEE-gun) diet growing longer, more and more Americans are familiar with the idea of not eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products. Less well-kn - read more »
‘Big Brother’ Star, Shilpa, Tapped To Become Face Of Asian Poker Classic - 20 January 2007
Asian Poker Classic, sponsored by MaharajahClub.com, 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 »
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 »
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


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 »
Ladbrokes casino plan may be unveiled this week - 19 February 2007
Ladbrokes could announce an interest in running Britain's first Las Vegas-style supercasino when it unveils its 2006 results this week, an industry source said on Monday.Last month, Manchester was the surprise winner of a competition to host the supercasino, which although small by Las Vegas standards, is likely to be - read more »
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 »
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


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 »
Sportingbet says Louisiana drops charges - 21 March 2007
Sportingbet said on Wednesday the state of Louisiana had withdrawn charges of "gambling by computer" against its former chairman, Peter Dicks, whose arrest heralded a U.S. crackdown on online gaming.Sportingbet said in a statement it had reached an amicable resolution with the St Landry District Attorney in the State o - read more »
888.com's Free T-shirt Frenzy has Begun - 21 March 2007
888.com (http://www.888.com/), the World's No.1 online casino, announced the launch of Free T-shirt Frenzy, a brand new campaign that gives away free T-shirts to webmasters and blog owners and also gives them a chance to win amazing prizes. 888.com is celebrating the worldwide launch of its first ever original game, Cr - 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


National Poker League Launches Charity Poker Tour at Paris Open in an Internationally Televised Debut - 12 April 2007
The National Poker League (NPL) and FundRaisers.com are joining forces to launch a unique effort appropriately coined the NPL Charity Group. The organizations announced the formation of The Charity Poker Tour to be held at every 2007 NPL World Open venue, kicking off with the upcoming Paris Open. As the first tournamen - 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 »
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 »
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


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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

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 »
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 »
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


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 »
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 »
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 (http://www.poker-academy.com), 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 »
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 »

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

September 2007


Films on Mormonism Vie For Attention as Production Wraps on A Mormon President - 13 September 2007
A Mormon President, a documentary produced by filmmaker Adam Christing, recently completed principal filming and is scheduled for a 2008 release. Christing hopes that his film will help modern Americans understand the history of the Mormon Church and the relationship between Joseph Smith's candidacy for the Presidency - read more »
PlayersOnly Hostess Carrie Stroup in FHM This Month - 26 September 2007
Carrie Stroup, hostess at PlayersOnly.com, 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 PlayersOnly.com casino, sportsbook and poker room may not need to practice her smile - 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 »
Internal Casino Improvement Is More Than Employee Training and Its Return On Investment Is Worth Calculating, Says Robinson & Associates, Inc. - 12 September 2007
Casinos that roll out internal improvement programs to boost performance must understand that much more than employee training is involved and that measuring return on investment of such programs is difficult but worthwhile, says Robinson & Associates, Inc., (http://www.advocatedevelopmentsystem.com) a customer service - read more »

October 2007


Chipleader Receives Highest Honor in Online Poker Affiliate Industry - 08 October 2007
Ask 11-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (http://www.philhellmuth.com/) what it's like to win a WSOP event and he'll tell you it's about the success the bracelet represents, not the prize money.It's that same attitude towards the online poker affiliate game that has helped Chipleader achieve one - 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 (http://www.chipleader.com) website featuring a cutting edge design and a host of advanced features."We've always been committed to offering online poker affiliates - read more »
Titan Poker Sends Large Delegation to Aussie Poker Tournament - 17 October 2007
Titan Poker (http://www.titanpoker.com), 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 »
DoylesRoom.com Opens its Doors to US Poker Players - 18 October 2007
DoylesRoom.com the online poker site endorsed by ten time World Series of Poker champion Doyle Brunson today announced its return to the U.S. market. DoylesRoom.com makes a massive move by allowing US players to once again play in its online poker room. Returning players will not be disappointed with $4,000,000 in guar - 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 »
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 »
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 »
Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts Re-Launches LeMeridien.com - 07 December 2007
Today, Le Méridien announced the launch of the re-designed LeMeridien.com, a website created for guests interested in and inspired by arts, music, fashion, design and cuisine. The re-designed website offers a unique image-based navigation system, allowing guests to discover new insights in those fields and create a pe - read more »