Monthly Archives: May 2007

InterCasino Congratulates Another Jackpot Winner

The jackpot that was claimed on May 15 has broken all the records. InterCasino is reported to have given away $8 million. This is the biggest ever online jackpot.

This incredible event has changed the life of a factory worker, who played for the first time on InterCasino’s Millionaire’s Club Progressive Slot. His play turned out to be very successful. So, next week he is going to London to claim his money.

InterCasino is looking forward to meeting the jackpot winner and his family. As they say, soon the company will have to welcome and celebrate another winner. Its progressive jackpot (another one) is growing rapidly and makes up as much as $2 million.

This year is an anniversary year for InterCasino. They celebrate their tenth anniversary year. Besides, this year they have seen its Platinum Club scoop the High Rollers Choice Award for Best Online Casino with

Sona Mobile Holdings Got License to Operate in Nevada

Gaming in Nevada is very well regulated. There are only a few companies that have been licensed to operate in the state. There are strict guidelines, and not everyone meets the state’s high regulatory standards. Sona Mobile Holdings has become one of those lucky companies. So, its wireless wagering products have been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Now, a great variety of casino games is accessible from one screen.  Players can also get sportsbook applications for wagering. Freedom to roam gives players a choice where to go and what to play. So, hey can choose whatever is more comfortable for them.

As for the casinos, they also gain from this system by getting players’ accounting, activity and playing patterns.

New Hot Jackpot Won on 32Red Casino’s Site

Not so long time ago gamblers heard of an amazing win when a 32Red Casino’s customer won £1,000,641 playing the King Cachalot game. It was a VIP member of 32Red Casino’s Club Rouge.

With a great selection of online casino games on the site, 240 to be exact, the player had a really difficult choice to make. Finally, he chose Treasure Nile jackpot slot machine.

To secure the jackpot, it was required to spin in the five Pharaohs on the 9th pay line. The player was absolutely thrilled to see 5 symbols appearing on the progressive jackpot line. That was the moment he would never forget, as he had never even dreamt of becoming a jackpot winner.

Robert Daily Leaving Harrah’s Entertainment

DG Holdings, an international investment group with a leading gaming division having offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and South East Asia is welcoming Robert Daily, the former director of the WSOP, as their new board member. DGH was started four years ago to develop a high-end gaming platform.

Having spent 11 years with Harrah’s Entertainment, Daily also took some other important positions such as the 2005 WSOP Event Manager and the 2006 WSOP Tournament Director. This year, Robert Daily got an award for his contribution to the company.

Swedish Poker Team Celebrates Their Success

The Poker Nations Cup that took place in Cardiff witnessed a huge success of the Swedish team captained by Sehlstedt. Other members of the team were Anders Henriksson and Mats Rahm, as well as Johan Storakers, William Thorsson and online qualifier Hans Isoz. All together they won $100,000 in this unique televised tournament.

The battle appeared to be really hard from the psychological point of view. Nothing promised success for Sweden, as they had only 12,000 chips compared to 88,000 for the USA. So, the game seemed to be over, but Henriksson doubled up once and won. But that was not the only dramatic point during the tournament. The team from Great Britain who were considered to be one of those to go into the final, failed. The US team had been mauled from the Europeans all week until Williamson III won the night before the final, thus giving them a very small chance.

The succession of those who left the tournament was the following: Germany was the first to live. Then they were followed by Denmark and Holland. Great Britain was the next to leave.

There was one qualifier alongside five poker pros in each team from the same participating nation. The exception was the US team where Tilly was instead of an online qualifier. Each player played once to score points for their team. The points were taken into a “tag” final. There, each team’s captain was able to make substitutions and “time outs”.

The series was over on the 15th of May. The show was produced for Channel 4 in the UK by Presentable. Next week poker fans will be able to see the start of Premier League Poker, produced by Matchroom Sport. It will start on the 22nd of May at 11:50 pm, Channel 4.

The Gaming Control Bill 2007 in PNG

A gaming law allowing casinos and internet gambling in the Pacific nation has been recently passed by Papua New Guinea’s parliament. The law was introduced by Michael Somare and passed 61-0. That was the last session before the general election in June.

In spite of these imposing votes for, there were 8 MP who had left the chamber before the voting started. Treasurer Rabbie Namaliu, Community Development Minister Carol Kidu and some others were among them. Negative reaction is also expected to come from churches and women’s groups.

The law is expected to keep out criminal exploitation and impose strict entry requirements.

Besides, the law will allow each PNG’s province to maintain one casino license for 10 years.

With the law having been passed, a Korean consortium got the right to build a $ US35 million ($ A 42.38 million) five-star hotel and casino in Port Moresby. The project has already been approved.

Now, with the law PNG can earn income from taxing PNG-based internet gaming, and at the same time discourage Papua New Guineans from gambling.

Gaming VC Works Hard

Gaming VC, German online gaming site has reported end of the 2006 year losses that occurred mostly because of the unclear regulatory situation in Germany. To change the situation, the company is looking forward to the expansion of their gambling market in Italy. In addition to the Casino Club brand consisting of an online casino and poker room, the site is going to develop an online sportsbook.

The company’s goal is to set up an affiliate program they didn’t have earlier and marketing their brand via the internet. With the liberalization expected in Germany, privately owned and operated betting companies will get the “green light”. What else should help the German government to take a decision is European Union’s pressure and court rulings.

The decision has not been taken yet, but the company is looking for the ways to improve the situation. Now, Gaming VC is developing an online bingo and poker tournament offering. The final result is expected by the Fall 2007.

New Jackpot Winner on Everest Casino’s Video Slot Machine

Everest Casino’s players frequently become jackpot winners. The recent online player coming from Spain has won $11,075.12 – all’s on a single $3 bet. The lucky winner hit the jackpot on Fairy Tale online video slot machine.

The Fairy Tale is a slot machine with such characters as a brave elf, a mouse faerie and magic frogs. The slot machine also has bonus round magic featuring doors taking players into the world where prizes can be multiplied by ten.

Everest Casino is always happy to hear about new jackpot prize winners, especially, walking away with such big sums of money. Adds Gambling Tutorials

The idea to add online gambling tutorials came from Las Vegas, when Jan Balslev,’s webmaster, heard a dealer teaching a new player a casino game. So, the online gambling tutorials have been added by him for free. They cover all the major casino games such as Craps, Blackjack, Video Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, Texas Hold’Em poker, Omaha and Seven Card Stud.

There is voice and on-screen guidance on different games. Now, players observing how the games are played can learn, and they learn at their own pace. Besides, such features and services as blackjack basic strategy, a poker odds calculator, a Texas Hold’em passive aggressive play tutor, etc are available for players.

The World Poker Tour World Championship: New Day – New Winners

The second day of the World Poker Tour World Championship appeared to be very tense. The number of players reduced from 479 to 218. Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan and Joe Hachem, as well as Todd and later Doyle Brunson were among those by the wayside.

Phil Hellmuth, with $500,000, and Anna Wroblewski, being only $25,000 behind him,   appeared to be in the lead.

Having won the Five Star event at the Bellagio, Anna rocketed into the big league. Being second, she has proved herself to be in possession of a massive game. On that day she even made Phil Ivey smile.

As for Phil Hellmuth, he is not a knock out this year. He was the one to push past Roland De Wolfe who was the first to pass the $500,000 mark.