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About Paul Greefin

Paul Greefin – was born in 1975 in waterford, Ireland. Being a very creative person, Paul decided to enter the prestigious University of London study art there. In 2001 he graduated and started his career as a writer of articles about modern art for layman. One of his colleagues made him interested in gambling and now Paul is a good poker player dreaming of entering a professional league.

Golden Palace Online Casino Announces August Winners

As you know, Golden Palace online casino is powered by Playtech software, certified by Technical Systems Testing and licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. Yesterday it announced the biggest winning of R 381,775 belonging to Magdalene G. from South Africa that was received on the 30th of August. You will not be surprised to hear that the lucky lady was wagering on the popular online slot game ‘Thai Paradise’.

This slot machine has many culture symbols of Thailand (Thai Girl, Lotus, Elephant, Palace, Boat etc). Lotus is the wild symbol and the scatter symbol. If you have three or more Lotus symbols on the visible part of reels, you can enjoy 10 free spins. This feature stipulates that one of the slot symbols taken randomly becomes the second scatter symbol.

Thai Paradise is a typical Playtech game, bright, flawless and intriguing. It allows its players to multiply their winnings by trying risk games.

The slot game ‘Dolphin Reef’ is the second popular machine that reports two recent high winnings at Golden Palace online casino. So, Stav S. from Great Britain managed to win ?24650 on the 23rd of August. And Melindee D. from South Africa was lucky enough to receive R 198,320 on the 15th of August.

‘Dolphin Reef’ is a frequented underwater themed online slot machine. The symbols are anemone, dolphin, starfish, seahorse and tortoise. Dolphin is the WILD symbol here, dolphins on reels 2 and 4 activate free spins feature. During free spins wild symbols can cover the whole reel and make you rich! Players are awarded additional 5 free spins if dolphins are still visible at reels 2 and 4.

‘Sparta’ has become another lucky online slot for the August winners of Golden Palace online casino. An Australian gambler Peter H. received $38121 on the 15th of August playing this game. ‘Sparta’ is very popular because of the movie ‘300’ and is always frequented. The symbols include longboats, vase, soldiers, swords, shields and crossbows. Many players simply adore perfect animation of the game. The features of the slot include free spins bonus with doubled payouts and gamble game (risk game) where you can double your winnings.

There is one more lucky August slot to mention – online slot titled ‘True Love’. Julia A, residing in Australia won AUD 24120 on the 29th of August 29. Playing ‘True Love’ be prepared for typical Valentine’s Day symbols (chocolates, Cupid, girl, rose, ring, violin and dove). Cupid is the WILD symbol of the game. It doubles your winnings in case it substitutes any other symbol and creates winning combinations. The girl is the SCATTER symbol. It brings you 15 free spins and triples your payouts. ‘True Love’ also includes a typical Playtech gamble game (risk game) that doubles your payouts.

A gambling millionaire uses her Bridge card in Michigan

Do you think that gambling or winning a lottery is a solution of all your problems? Well, maybe you are right and you would be absolutely happy to get hold of a lovely round sum of money. But some people manage to remain little niggards even when Lady Fortune smiles upon them. On the 5th of March, 2012 people were reminded of 24-year-old Amanda Clayton who won $1 million from the Michigan State Lottery last autumn.

The lucky thing was spotted using her usual Bridge card to pay for her grocery items. When Clayton was asked why she does it, she replied that she saw nothing special in being a millionaire on welfare! She said she gets $200 each month from taxpayers to foot her food bills because she is still unemployed. What is more, the woman started complaining that after all those taxes she was not a millionaire any longer – they left her a little over $500000. Now Clayton possesses a U-Haul truck and a new luxury house, and with all that she is determined to continue using state funds for buying food.

Many upset taxpayers are planning to turn to Senate to have the low changed and keep people like Clayton from using state funds when 25% of all households do need food assistance.

New Poker campaign called FairPlayUSA is launched

A new poker campaign was recently launched in Washington DC by the world’s most famous casinos which include Caesars and MGM. The campaign was launched on Tuesday and is aimed at legitimating the online poker gambling rights. They want to show how the gambling interest and strict US laws brought people to internet to play poker.

Among the advisory board members you may find the names of Tom Ridge, Parry Aftab and Greg Raymer whom we all know as the champion of the 2004 World series of Poker event. The head of the board is Marisa McNee.

By standing out as a righteous power to protect the consumers the FairPlayUSA is willing to help the poker playing fans be kept in legitimate site of the legislation.

Denmark Playing Law Games?

The planned openning of the Danish gambling industry to the world is postponed til the summer of 2011 after the protest regarding recommended rate of taxes and an annual fee of between €7,000 and €200,000.

Right now, online casinos and other gambling companies are not really sure about the start-off day, and as a result they had to temporarily terminate their operation for another six months before the actual start-off.

It needs to be mentioned that the tax rate has been filed during the idle period, however, the review by the European Commission has ceased. Denmark’s Minister for Taxation, who believes that the country has been acting in accordance with the European Union Law regarding the draft legislation, is going to the headquarters of the European Commission in hope resolve the tax problem.

So far, Danske Spil has been enjoying the advantage it has now over other entrants.

Game and Contest for Pink Panther Fans

A popular movie, TV show, Pink Panther is now a popular game released by Playtech. Starting October 13, 2010 and up to October 20, 2010, online players can participate in the tournament in honor of Pink Panther at Class 1 Casino.

Contest participant get to wager on the game. To win the contest, players need to accumulate the most bets. The top winner will get two tickets to Hollywood, while other top players will receive cash prizes (the highest prize amounts to $2,000).

The Pink Panther is a five-reel and forty pay lines slot game. There are four bonus options topped with a progressive jackpot. Players will experience lovely animated cartoons with top graphics and animations.

Lottery Scam on the Rise

A lottery scam has recently come to the public’s attention in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is believed to be a product of a conspiracy between two store owners, with the goal to get millions of dollars from the victims.

The police are now investigating the case, and it may or may not be related to another lottery scam that took place three years ago and also involved the Ontario Lottery System. The suspects have already been charged with fraud cases.

Long Anticipated German Ruling

German laws regarding online casino gambling industry were not consistent and systematic. The country had a monopoly  and would have run it for two more years had it not been for the High Court’s ruling on Germany which means that online casino gambling and betting reform are a must for the country at the moment.

Now EU countries know the boundaries lines of their control when passing new internet gambling laws. Besides, the ECJ is supposed to rule in favor of more inclusive regulation what means that countries have to prove that monopolies and bans do really help to keep their citizens in safety.

So, the present ruling in Germany gives betting companies a good chance to access German players.

MTV Networks Celebrates its First Online Gaming Initiative

As a result of a deal between MTV Networks UK and Ireland and leading software provider, bingo fans can now enjoy a new bingo site at

The launch is scheduled later in July as a skin on the Dragonfish Bingo Network. The brand-new bingo site will definitely benefit from significant marketing exposure on TV and online across MTV and Viva network.

The partnership is expected to become a success, as cooperation like this brings responsible and enjoyable gaming opportunities for the players.

Poker Goes to London

London is set to become the next poker capital in September. 70 events will offer and unbelievable prize pool of over 10 million pounds.

Poker tournaments are organized by Bluff Europe. The full list of events taking place this fall in London will be featured in the forthcoming issue of Bluff Europe and Poker Europa magazines, as well as online from July 18 at and

Some of the upcoming events are: The World Poker Tour, The English Poker Open, the two-day Poker in the Park, different small buy-in tournaments, tutorial lectures, seminars, pro-player sessions, concert charity tournaments and much more. The debut of The British Poker Awards is also scheduled to take place in London in September when British and European poker players are to be awarded.

Thailand Continues Ineffective Blocking

The Thai authorities are closely monitoring all of the land and online casino betting activities related to this year’s World Cup. Several centers to track down and stop internet betting rings are set p in Bangkok and other area of the country.

Experts think that approximately one billion dollars from Thailand only will be spent on the World Cup betting. The figure is huge, especially if to take into consideration the fact that betting in Thailand results in one year prison sentence and fines. So far, a small number of bettors have been arrested and it looks as if the Thai government is losing the battle.