Monthly Archives: July 2007

A Canadian Will Participate in WSOP

Having won Hollywood Poker’s qualifying event, Canadian Brian ‘WiseOne0x’ Storm will compete in the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.
Storm was completely at a loss and couldn’t believe his eyes and ears when he knocked out 58 competitors. Storm earned $12,000 WSOP Main Event prize package and an entry into the Live Like A Celebrity freeroll final.
Now, Storm is getting ready to take part in the Live Like A Celebrity freeroll final. Naturally, he is very excited and a little bit nervous.

But who could not be? There is a great chance to play some of the best for the biggest prize of all.

Successful Launch of B4Playing

11,000 users have already visited online casino and poker room information page B4Playing since its launch on the 1st of May. This unbelievable number of visitors has surpassed all the expectations. The success of the page is obvious.
With the help of B4Playing, visitors can find all the information necessary for choosing in the timely and convenient manner an online casino and poker room to play in, the properties featuring the best bonuses, games and tournaments. This tool will help make a choice in the shortest time possible taking into consideration all the individual playing desires.

British Players Get Up-to-date Information about online casinos

Now, it is much easier for British players to get up-to-date information about top online casinos, bingo rooms and halls, as well as poker rooms. It happened as a result of the redesign of the London-based site,
To say more, the site will also give information about current bonuses of the top sites listed on www.Casino-Britain/casinobonuses.

Besides, there are also general rules of the most popular casino games and the best places to play. So, there is a nice opportunity for beginners to learn more about such casino games as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, five and seven card-stud alongside those for blackjack, roulette, craps, bingo and baccarat.

A Poker-Playing Computer Program is Being Developed

Some Canadian researchers are busy with developing a poker-playing computer program. For that purpose two of the world’s best players have been challenged to 2,000 hands of Texas Hold’em.

The match “man-versus-machine” will take place on the 23rd and 24th of July. It’ll be held in conjunction with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference in Vancouver.

The experiment should show how good humans are relative to the best program in the world. In the end a poker program that is stronger than all human players will be produced. It actually represents a “number of different computer programs that have different characteristics: while one is very aggressive but doesn’t take into account the playing style of opponents another program actually learns from the strengths and weaknesses of other players and adjusts its style accordingly”.

A New Offer from Purple Lounge

This week, Purple Lounge, leading online poker group, has launched a new online casino site. As a result, the company has got 30,000 registered players who are able to choose from 300 high end casino games. Besides, there is a chance to win a multi-million jackpot via the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network.

It’s obvious that the company is still growing, but they are working hard to offer players the best online gaming and lifestyle experience. All that should bring to success.

Playtech Reaches Agreement with Guardian Gaming and Shuffle Master

Playtech is reported to have signed an intellectual property sub-license agreement with Guardian Gaming and Shuffle Master. The deal will enable Playtech to be the online gaming software provider for the Shuffle Master online casino. Besides, the company has got “the sublicense rights to certain Shuffle Master games” such as Three Card Poker, Dragon Bonus, Let it Ridem Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Casino War and Ultimate Texas Hold’Em “for our operator licensees”.

Thus, Playtech has become the exclusive supplier of online casino software for the Shuffle Master online casino site operated by Guardian Gaming. In addition, Playtech is the first online gaming software provider to get a sub-license to the Shuffle Master Games for internet use.

The agreement is believed to enhance Playtech’s position in the gaming market.

Land-based Casinos are Thriving

At the time of the ban of online gambling in the USA, land-based casinos are said to be thriving. The mid-western state of Iowa has become the latest to follow the trend.

The state’s population (2.9 million people) soon will be able to gamble. Two new casinos, in Burlington and Waterloo, with two other projects planned for Council Bluff are about to be opened. One of them, ‘Catfish Bend Casino, is worth $ 35 million dollar. 680 slot machines and 18 table games will be available for players.

‘Isle of Capri Casinos plans is being planned for opening on June, 30. A pool, spa, nightclub, etc will be available for players.

Ameristar Casinos and Harrah’s Entertainment are reported to be their rivals. E.g. Ameristar is planning a $100 million expansion that the Iowa Race and Gaming Commission approved it last week. As for the Horseshoe, there was an $85 million expansion last year.

Cryptologic Introduces New Games

Nine casino games have been recently introduced by CryptoLogic Inc. Online gaming industry will find games with non-stop action and adventure, cutting-edge animation and graphics. They say the games the players want to play. They are promised to be challenging and entertaining.

The games unveiled are Sudoku, Jewel Quest, Black Jack and Video Multi-Hand Video Blackjack, a Cryptologic-developed game that for the first time ever brings together Poker.

The internet casino players got lots of chances to win, but also it provides you with endless thrill, multi-level slots and creative bonus rounds.

Poker Gaining Popularity in South Africa

The Casino South Africa online marketing company has launched their web site. The day the site was launched coincided with the 9th All Africa Poker Tournament held by Piggs Peak Casino.

George Macdonald, one of the directors of Casino South Africa, is absolutely sure that their website is going to be a success in the extremely competitive online casino industry. A team of web developers and Search Engine Marketing specialists are believed to contribute to the success and popularity of the site.

Three search engines, Google, yahoo and msn, will help them get players. Well known and respected South African casinos like Silver Sands Casino, Piggs Peak Online Casino, Casino Las Vegas and African Palace casino that can be found on the website will also attract players.

As for the 9th poker tournament, it is held on the 8th -10th of June, 2007 at Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino, Swaziland. The first prize is worth 1 million South African Rand and a seat in the WSOP. The second prize is worth R300, 000 and a seat to the WSOP, while the third prize is worth R200, 000 and a seat to the WSOP. Being the fourth, you’ll get R150, 000 and a seat to the WSOP.

To be Charged with Keeping or Being in a Common Gaming House

Three Winnipeg clubs, The Barca Club, the Bari Club and Shooter’s Billiards, are reported to have been illegally profiting from Texas Hold’em poker games by cutting of the money. The clubs and a suburban home belonging to one of the club’s owners were raided by police.

Court appearances are expected in the nearest future as 63 people were charged. 6 of them were charged with keeping a common gaming house, while the rest are charged with being in a common gaming house.

Police claims that a portion of each cash pot went straight to the house. Moreover, there were cases of not paying out 100% of tournament entry fees and charging unbelievable prices for food and drink.