Monthly Archives: November 2007

Top Ten Places to Gamble

The following list represents top ten places of destination for gamblers.

Number ten on the list is Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos located in Southern New England between New York City and Boston, 30 minutes of each other. They are claimed to be a favorite destination for college-aged gamblers flooding the region annually. You’ll be able to find one of the world’s largest poker rooms in Foxwoods, and world class entertainment and high-end shopping in Mohegan Sun.

The Bahamas are number nine on the list, the islands that are famous all over the world. The resorts located there such the Atlantis, The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort and the One & Only Ocean Club are attractive not only as gambling spots, but also as bech-themed allure.

The Bahamas are followed by the Bicycle, Commerce, Hollywood Park the Hustler casinos – the major gambling attractions in Los Angeles. There are more than 30 other casinos located along the coast all the way to San Diego.

France is the seventh on the list. Being a wonderful tourist destination with such attractions as the Eiffel Tower, Musee du Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Cathedrale Notre-Dame, France is regarded to be a wonderful gambling destination. There are more than 450 casinos in the country. The Aviation Club de Paris is considered to be one of the world’s most famous poker rooms due to its exposure on World Poker Tour Broadcasts.

The Mississippi River area, the unofficial birthplace of American gambling, is the next on the gambling list. The immense gambling spirit comes from the casinos lining the Mississippi River coast from Louisiana to Canada.

Lots of famous gamblers come from Australia, home to more than 400 casinos and racetracks. So, Australia is number five on the list. Both the general gambler and the poker player can choose as their places of destination such casinos as the Crown Casino and the Star City Casino located in Sydney.

Cruise ships for gamblers are associated with only one thing – time to gamble. It doesn’t really matter where you are cruising as cruise ships feature some of the best gambling action. So, cruise ships are number 4.

Atlantic City which is the third on the list is the place where such pros as Johnny Chan, Erik Seidel and Phil Ivey made their millions and their marks playing cards at the Taj Mahal and the Borgata. The world’s major gambling brands (Harrah’s, Wynn, Bellagio, Sands) have a large presence in Atlantic City.

Macau has already been called the new Las Vegas. It is becoming bigger than the most famous of gambling destinations. The Venetian Macau, the largest casino in the world by far, has been opened this summer. The size of the casino is really impressive – it is bigger than four American football fields. Macau is number two on our list.

Thanks to the tourism and gambling industries Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing cities in America, and number one on our list. It has become home for mega-casino resorts like the Bellagio, the Wynn, the Sands, Mandalay Bay and dozens of others. Even with Macau quickly becoming the world’s first choice for gambling, there is nothing like Las Vegas having a hotel room and gambling chair for everyone.

Has the UIGEA Changed Anything?

Lots of blogs that have been helping US-based players carry on gambling answer “no”, as millions of Americans are continuing to gamble online. All the major sites are still accepting US players. No one has changed the policy. “It is still legal for US citizens to gamble online, as long as they can fund their account”. and are known to be instructing American players on how to play online “in the form of help with understanding the law and providing lists on all poker and casino sites still accepting US players”. The two blogs state that it is still possible to have an account up, though it is not so easy.

However, it must be noted, lots of Americans are not sure “whether or not they are liable to be prosecuted”.

A Casino Resort to be Opened in Atlantic City

$5 billion will be spent on a massive casino resort in Atlantic City by MGM Mirage Inc. The luxurious 3,000-romm resort is to be opened in 2012. It will be built on a 72-acre site next to MGM Mirage’s joint venture with Boyd Gaming Corp., the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

The resort is promised to have the largest casino floor in Atlantic City. 5,000 slot machines, 200 table games and a poker room will be placed there. Besides, plans also call for a 1,500-seat theater, restaurants, nightclubs, a spa, 500,000 square feet of retail space and a convention center.

The new resort in Atlantic City is expected to attract upscale visitors with entertainment, dining and shopping options as opposed to day-trip gamblers.

Integrity and Reputation of Bring the Best Gaming Experience

A new online casino,, powered by software from is announced to be ready for the release by TotalESoft Ltd, casino software company.

The casino will offer more than 100 games including blackjack, craps, multi-line video slots and many other games. New games, as the officials claim, will be added every month. The casino is also proud to have “a whole host of regular and special bonuses, new and improved games and some of the highest progressive jackpots”.

It is promised to be the best gambling experience in the world of the online casino gaming.

The 2008 Pokerstars European Poker Tour Winners

282 of the best players in the world such as Ram Vaswani, Barry Greenstein, 2005 EPT Baden Champion Patrik Antonius, Marcel Luske, Internet mavan Hevad “RainKhan” Khan and WSOP Europe Main Event Champion and rising star Annette Obrestad took part in the Poker Stars European Poker Tour – Baden Euro 8000 Main Event last week. The prize pool was 2,143,200 Euro, while the main winner’s prize was 670,800 Euro.

Anton Alleman was the 8th to finish, and he picked up 60,000 Euro. He was followed by Ted Lawson with Euro 83,600 in prize money. Manfred Hammer was the 6th place winner for Euro 105,000. Thierry van den Berg was busted out in the 5th position with a payday of Euro 132,900. Thomas Fuller was the 5th to leave the table with the paycheck worth Euro 160,820. Vladimir Poleshchuk was the third to finish with a Euro 225,000 payout. Denes Kalo became a runner-up and his payout amounted to Euro 375,000.

Julian Thew picked up the first-place trophy, an entry into the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, and Euro 670 800.

The Latest Casino Slot Lineup Offer from CryptoLogic

Bonus Pack 12, the latest casino slot lineup from CryptoLogic, offers online players great visual graphics, dynamic bonus rounds, growing jackpots and a chance to smash a computer. Innovations, excitement and more chances to win are the things that helped CryptoLogic earn Gambling Online Magazine’s Top Casino Software Award for the last two years.

Rajah’s Rubies, a rapid-fire video slot, carries away players to a distant land with rubies, daggers, magic carpets and mysterious visitors. An action-packed adventure with exotic fish, tigers and bears is waiting for them deep in the jungle.

Native Treasure, a game with an animated sequence with a dream catcher, features a warrior rising from the flames.

Computer Rage, an online slot game, gives frustrated office workers a chance to let the steam off. “During the bonus rounds, anyone who fought a malfunctioning machine can live out a fantasy by smashing computers with a sledgehammer – and earn prizes while doing so”.

CryptoLogic’s games are claimed to be appealing to an incredible range of players and interests mainly thanks to first-to-market casino innovations.
CryptoLogic offers more than 200 games. Bejeweled®, Cubis®, Jewel Quest®, and the first-ever version of Multi-Hand Video Blackjack are also among them.

Gaming Revenue Growing in North America

North American gambling industry is reported to be blooming this year.

Card room and casino gaming accumulated 48% of all gaming revenue. As for the state lotteries, they accounted 24% of gaming revenues. 22% of the revenue comes from tribal gaming, that is 7.31 more than last year.

Alongside with the increase of tribal gaming revenue lotteries grew 4.91 percent, and card room and casino gaming grew by 5.56 percent. To say more, these numbers are expected to grow, as the casinos are getting more and more accessible, and there is no need to travel far away to play casino games.

Microgaming Jackpots Push through the $6 Million Benchmark

Since launch, the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network has paid out over $225 million to over 6 500 players worldwide. It has created 11 instant millionaires.

As Microgaming Jackpot Network claims, 4 of its progressive jackpots combined had now pushed the value of the rewards achievable through the $6 million benchmark. It is said to be a new record. The following figures illustrate the individual value of the four main jackpots:

Mega Moolah ($3.7 million).

Roulette Royale ($650 000)

King Cashalot  ($570 000)

Major Millions ($460 000)

As it is see, Mega Moolah is currently the biggest progressive reward on offer and is a four tiered progressive giving players four progressive jackpots to aim at. The Mega progressive starts at $1 million and there are three others – Major $10 000, Minor $100 and Mini $10.

Mega Moolah is a 5-reel, 25-payline video slot offering such symbols as Wild, Free Spin, Scatter and Multiplayer.

CIOs will Help Raise Money for Scholarship

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from Burger King, Citrix, Northrop Grumman, AutoNation and several cruise lines have been asked to participate in a charity poker tournament. In such a way they are going to help raise over $50,000 in scholarship for 12 ladies to get into the IT industry. The female school leavers will study computers.

The 4th CIO Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night held by ITWomen will take place on November 15th at the Sheraton in Fort Lauderdale.

Last year CIOs from South Florida’s top corporation help raise nearly $30,000 thus providing 7 ladies with scholarship.

Poker fans in South Florida can join the tournament through a donation of $2,500. all of them have a chance to win a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line and a watch from Monitca Jewelry. Besides, there are spa vouchers, romantic dinners and gift baskets on offer.

The aim of the tournament is to promote professional education and training for women in the field of technology.

The 39th Annual WSOP

The 39th annual World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 30 through July 17, 2008.

In fact, the WSOP tournament room will be open the week of May 26th for two special events. Thus, players will be able to register early and avoid the lines.

The WSOP brand is owned by Harrah’s License Company, LLC an affiliate of Harrah’s Entertainment, the world’s largest provider of branded casino entertainment through its operating subsidiaries. The company owns and manages casinos on four continents.