Monthly Archives: June 2006

Launch of Face Up Hold’em – a Play-Along TV Poker Show

The project belongs to Two Way TV and MiXTV Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zone4Play, Inc (“Zone4Play” or the “Company”) (OTCBB: ZFPI.OB), and Poker Zone Television. The Play-along TV poker show will be run under the Winner Channel found at They will broadcast the two-hour program on Sky’ Poker Zone TV channel daily.

During the broadcast of the show Texas Hold’em is played live, and at the same time viewers are able to predict who will win at the start of every round. To make the process of predictions easier viewers may get to see the mathematical strength of each player’s hand. Moreover, the game is supposed to be commented by Poker Zone TV’s pundits. Interaction is carried out with the help of IVR, so home players are able to bet on the result of each game for real money.

Managing director of Poker Zone TV Jim Sibcy admits: “Face Up Hold’Em adds a new dimension to poker programming – it’s educational for players, and it offers everyone at home the chance of playing along for real money. We think this is a great addition to our channel”.

Two Way TV’s chief executive officer Jean de Fougerolles adds: “The TV show is a great piece of entertainment for all types of poker players. By showing the strength of each hand as the game is played, even seasoned players will learn a thing or two… You just don’t get this in regular poker shows”.

Cario, Founder and CEO of MIXTV Ltd., is sure that their unique poker game will be popular with Poker Zone TV viewers as “innovation, usability and entertainment are the essential ingredients of any successful betting TV show”.
Two Way TV and Zone4Play offer as part of The Winner Channel complete gaming network, betting products on mobile phones and the internet. This new deal came after the last week’s news that Endemol UK had granted the rights to create and run a betting format on the Winner Channel based on Channel 4’s game show Deal or No Deal. In May an exclusive partnership was announced with Teletext by the Winner Channel. Other affiliates of The Winner Channel are Flextech TV, Channel 4 and Mad4Games.

Century Casinos’ Participation in the First Sal. Oppenheim Gaming Conference in Vienna

The conference took place on June, 2006 in Vienna, Austria. Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; Vienna Stock Exchange)is reported to have taken part in it. As it had been arranged, Peter Hoetzinger, Co CEO and President, gave a company presentation and has some personal meetings with some institutional investors.

If you are interested in the details, you may visit the company’s web site. Go to

Bet Direct is Acquired by 32Red Plc

Being the largest independent telephone and internet betting business in the UK, Bet Direct (, as it has been announced, has become the acquisition of UK Casino and Poker Operator 32Red Plc. The cost of the acquiring is said to have reached 11 million plus account liabilities.

The acquiring of the firm has a lot of advantages, including strong database of customers, perfect infrastructure, software and content feeds, and what else.

Here is what Ed Ware, CEO of 32Red Plc claims: “The acquisition of Bet Direct fits the strategic objectives of 32Red extremely well providing a much enlarged customer database and the ability to offer the full portfolio of betting and gaming products through a variety of distribution channels. Our combined UK focus has enabled both management teams to identify areas of marketing cross-over, area for review and customer recruitment and retention opportunities…We welcome the staff and management of Bet Direct to the Group and look forward to an exciting period of growth and development”.

The development of 32Red Plc sounds to be rather promising. This fact comes out as a result of a few analyzed details concerning their float in September 2005 on to the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM) as well as the announcement in April of this year of being the official club sponsors of Aston Villa Football Club for the 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons.

Some more details about 32Red Plc: it is a successful, licensed (what is very important) company which is based and regulated in Gibraltar. Watchdog and Player Advocate site Casinomeister has awarded 32Red Plc as the Best Casino. The list of players is really wide. Its fans come from all over the world, but the major part of them is representatives of the UK what is proved by the fact that 83% of players at 32Red Online Casino and 32Red poker come from the UK and Ireland.

Take Part in the Second Annual World Blogger Championship of Online Poker

The free tournament will take place on June 18, 2006 at PokerStars. it is said to be a no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament starting at 4 pm EST (1 pm PST).

The remarkable thing is that absolutely any Internet blogger, even without poker experience, can register (entry is free) and compete in the tournament. Nine participants will win seats into the World Series of Poker, 2006. Thousands of dollars will be given to Internet bloggers as free prizes, and this sum is really incredible. E. g. the first place winner will get a $ 10,000 entry into the championship event, fully paid hotel accommodations and $ 1, 000 in spending money. The winners of the second through the ninth places will get an entry into a $ 1, 500 buy-in event according to their choice at this year’s WSOP. The holders of the tenth through the 54th places will also be given money, and the sum is said to b equal to more than $ 13, 000.

PokerStars is known to be the first online site to have noticed the greatest role of bloggers and their contribution to the Internet. The company is believed to be the first one to have launched a full time blog for its players. For more information see

The last year’s WBCOOP proved to be a nice idea, as the number of entries amounted to 1,500. Notice that people representing different interests and professions such as science, technology, politics, gaming, media, business and many others took place in it. A 25-year-old consultant working for a major IT services company became a winner.

To become a participant of the event you should have a regularly updated blog that is minimum two months old. To get more information about the WBCOOP, please, go to PokerStars.

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If You Want to Make Extra Money, Do It, but Together with Pacific Poker

As a lot of players have already admitted, if you want to make some extra money, it’s possible to do it, but not with every poker room. Usually such poker rooms are played at which are known to have a monetary advantage. Thanks to the fish factor, instant loyalty $100 bonus as well as casino players dumping money into the poker site, Pacific Poker, according to the poll, has been recognized as the best place to make extra money online. Pacific Poker players gives new players upfront cash bonus once players deposit. The money is certainly taken to the poker tables and lost very quickly as it used to be free money. At the same time pros make approximately $50 an hour playing the low limit tables thanks to the phenomenon described.

So, as they admit, pros playing poker on such sites as Pacific Poker can make much extra money. The same thing concerns Pacific Poker casino which is called Casino on Net. Casino players are said to be bad poker players. It turns out to be another good reason to play at Pacific Poker as the players’ revenues really tend to be high.

Security Staff and Niagara’s Casinos Came to Agreement

Having reached a contract agreement with Falls Management Company, bargaining team members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union managed to avert the strike undertaken by 350 members of security staff at Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview on June 2. The major points upon which the agreement was concluded are improved job security language, schedules for part-time employees, wage increases, improvements to pensions and vacations.

The agreement is said to be a three-year deal that expires on March 31, 2009. The members were supposed to vote on the agreement discussed on June, 2006.

Here is what Jodi Hutton, President of OPSEU Local 278, says: “Our bargaining team put in a tremendous effort to reach this deal… Our goal from the beginning of talks was to improve the working lives of our members, which also improves the safety of patrons coming into these casinos…The bargaining team is unanimously recommending that the members vote in favour of the agreement”. Hutton adds: “We are proud to be able to continue to serve residents and visitors in this community”.

June Freerolls and Low Limit Buy-in Schedule Announced by the Shark Poker Tour

20 events planned to take place in June have been recently announced by one of the leading online sites for Freeroll Poker Tournaments – Shark Poker Tour. Steve “Shark” Hathaway, CEO stated: “The Shark Army will play No Limit Holdem Freerolls, Ladies Only Events, Omaha 8/b and $1 rebuys every month”. Then he added that their veteran members proudly support and encourage new players.

The pleasant thing for Shark Poker players is free membership whilst playing for added prize money in Shark Freerolls.

Premier Poker sites are a sponsor of the Shark Tour. As agreed they provide software and banking capabilities for the players after having cashed in a Shark Event to be paid immediately. Shark continues saying: “We use only Premier Poker sites that are trusted and secure. Many Freeroll Poker sites use unknown or unproven Poker sites. We are proud to use these leaders in Online Poker, Absolute Poker,, Sun Poker, Ultimate Bet, and many other Premier sites”.

Highly respected pro and Holder of World Series of Poker bracelet, hot supporter of the Shark Tours Scott Fischman will feature the June Shark Tours. Please notice that $ 1000 has been added for this event, it is free, and there is no qualifying.

Either a beginner or an expert will be able to get the news about the Tournament, the news being provided by the Shark Forum.

If you are a new member you are able to register free of charge at the Tour sites.

Exclusive Sign Up Bonus Code “Titan500” Offered by Titan Poker is the hottest online source for Titan Poker Bonus Codes. Sign up bonus code “Titan500” is a result of its partnership with Titan Poker for the month of June. With the bonus code all depositing new players will receive extra 150% absolutely free up to $500 bonus. This is 50 % more than it is being offered at the moment. The minimum deposit at Titan Poker is only $20. It means that all new players can start playing quicker, easier and without much risk. Please notice that the 150% deposit bonus code for June expires June 30th 2006.To use the code, you should:
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No doubt, thanks to its numerous offers Titan Poker will become one of the largest online poker sites.

By the way Joanna Krupa (“Sexiest Woman in the World” as voted by magazines in Australia, USA, South Africa, England, Czech Republic and Germany; one of the most requested models currently, etc) has been recently announced by Titan Poker as their new poker spokes model.

Join Titan Poker Table and tournaments running daily and you will join lovely Joanna Krupa.

Pick-A-Tournament Structure at Allows Players to Choose Tournaments and Prizes

The system introduced by CelebPoker is really unique. Now the online players are able to choose the live event they would like to play. Moreover, CelbPoker is granting winners $ 12,000 towards any event they choose. What concerns the winners, they are in control of their chips from final cash out to initial buy-in. These PAT tournaments at CelebPoker are satellite tournaments to live poker ones all over the world.

At the moment tournament events with the prize package equal to $ 12, 000 are being run at CelebPoker. The prize package includes $ 10,000 entry value and $ 2,000 for traveling and accommodation.

For instance, an online satellite winner could choose to play the $10,000 main event of the WSOP in Las Vegas, or may prefer to play the WSOP $5,000 Pot Limit Hold’em and the WSOP $5,000 No Limit short handed
tournaments on the 20th and 22nd July. Alternatively players can use the $10,000 to enter a 5,000 Euro tournament on the EPT in France, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Copenhagen or London, UK. You could enter a $2,500 event
in the WSOP and a 5,000 Euro EPT event.

CelebPoker provides its players with the options that could make their game work for them. All the options provided by the poker room and a new PAT system allow players from all over the world to take part in the tournament any time that suits them. A player can win as many PAT tournaments as he chooses.

Remember that players can use the $10,000 to enter several tournaments all around the world as long as they add up to the equivalent of $10,000.

Schedule of CelebPoker tournaments: the PAT $260 online final is on Sunday the 25th June at 17:00 GMT. PAT weekly $28 finals run every Sunday at 17:00 GMT. PAT daily $3 qualifiers run 7 times a day at 10:30 GMT, 12:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT, 18:30 GMT, 20:30 GMT, 23:30 GMT and 02:30 GMT. is the site that will provide with even more information.

Real Poker and the True Test of Nerves at Pechanga Celebrity Poker Challenge

Five celebrities play a game of no limit Texas Hold’Em poker for a $ 50,000 purse. The thing is that the players compete for real prize money, and that fact cannot but makes players be nervous.

We should notice that although celebrity poker has recently gained popularity, the Pechanga Celebrity Poker Challenge didn’t use to be a typical poker challenge for celebrities as the winners of each table got a seat at the final table immediately. So, there were three seats up for grabs left, and to get a seat at the final table, the second and the third place celebrities at each table had to play the Game of RoShamBo, the game better known as Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Among the competitors at the Pechanga Celebrity Poker Challenge were such sportsmen as tennis champion Ivan Lendl, NFL Super Bowl champion Mark Rypien, NHL stars Luc Robitaille and Jeremey Roenick, current San Diego Charger Nate Kaeding, MLB players Rollie Fingers and Kurt Bevacqua, 3-time NFL Pro-bowler Seth Joyner, soap opera veteran Jack Wagner; Alfonso Ribeiro, most commonly known as Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Grant Show, whose acting credits include a starring role on Melrose Place; Richard Karn, most commonly known for his role as Al Borland on Home Improvement; host of Fit TV’s The Gym Nancy Sexton; and seasoned actor C. Thomas Howell.

If you want to see the winner, use you chance and watch the four-part TV series that is to start on June 3 at 9 p.m. on Fox Sports Net West and Sunday, June 18 at 10:30 p.m. on Channel 4 San Diego.