Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Mystery Celebrity Wins $32K Casino Jackpot winner could have been Snoop Dogg, Deborah Gibson, Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough or Brian Littrell, Lauren Holly, Michael Buble or Vida Guerra

A mystery music celebrity has won a big casino jackpot at, but respecting the winner’s privacy, the retro-Vegas gambling site won't say who the winner actually is. Just like Vegas, what happens at stays at provided a backstage poker table at the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas recently. An account with $5000 pre-deposited was included in the booty that the performers and award winners received that evening. One of the celebrity account holders has been playing at since then and recently won $32K playing online casino games.

“Our players never know if the person next to them at the Blackjack table or Roulette wheel is someone famous!” says Rene Quesada, the Manager that handles all celebrity accounts. “Snoop Dogg, Deborah Gibson, the Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell, Lauren Holly, Michael Buble, Vida Guerra and many more performers and celebrities were all partying with us at the Awards show – it could be any one of them.”

Photos from backstage at the Radio Music Awards

While’s casino games and poker rooms are always popular, this week, as March Madness culminates in the Final Four championship, the action is focused on the sportsbook.

“We’re just like Vegas,” said Quesada, “At the hotels on the strip, you don’t just bet on who will win. They offer tons of team and players betting propositions and so do we.”

Whoever the mystery celebrity winner is, they seem to be on a roll. If they’re a sports fan, they might want to put some of that casino jackpot on the Final Four.

Online Stakes Heat Up As PokerShare Returns

Online poker’s most generous website welcomes back existing players with Tain Network

After four months analysing new software,, the online poker room that shares its cash with its players, has announced its new site launch on the Tain network.

The most generous poker site on the net has amicably settled its disagreement with Excapsa Software and Game Theory and, has launched its new software. For now, PokerShare is available in Beta mode exclusively for existing players. Poker Room Manager, Max Wright said, “We’re excited to finally return to the market, we have a great new product which I’m sure will be a hit with all of our old players. I want to get as much feedback as possible before we open the doors to new players next month.”

When launched in 2005, it challenged the status quo in the online poker industry by providing poker players with an unmatched value proposition in what was and still is a crowded market place. offer players the chance to share their success simply by playing; thus its meteoritic rise as the destination of choice for the savvy poker player.

Now on the Tain Network, with the new and improved software, remains true to its unique “earn while you play” vision. The company even plans to launch an online casino, in May 2006.

“PokerShare was the first poker site in the world to offer its players the opportunity to share in its success,” said Lucan Toh, CEO PokerShare. “We’re extremely proud of this and very excited about welcoming back our loyal customers on the Tain poker network. We’re looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Tain.”

PokerShare chose the Tain network, says Toh, “because of its focus on, and high concentration of, ‘real money’ players, as well as its innovative user interface and corporate ambitions.” Also significant is the fact that the network is the largest in Europe, routinely hosting 6,000 players at peak times.

Roberto Savio, Director of Sales and Marketing for Tain, said: “This is the beginning of a long and exciting relationship. PokerShare is a site that, above everything else, puts the customer first; and that fits in with our overall philosophy. I’m looking forward to a healthy future with PokerShare.”

Poker Share says its goal is to become one of the top ten poker sites within the next twelve months. With such a strong concept, it looks like they are well on their way.