Friday, May 25, 2007

$2500 Free Roll for Bluff Europe Readers Sunday Night

Players can pocket big prize while risking nothing

Bluff Europe Magazine, in conjunction with William Hill, has announced a guaranteed $2,500 free roll tournament for its readers. This means that poker players have the chance to pocket a big prize, while risking absolutely nothing themselves. The big event is set for Sunday the 27th of May at 17:00 GMT.

Online poker players who want to take advantage of this great overlay can download the software at, and register for the free roll using the password WHBLUFF. They will be asked for a $2 buy-in for age verification, which will be immediately refunded back into their accounts within 48 hours. Players should sign up for the tournament in advance. Advanced registration for the tourney will be held 7 days prior.

“Free rolls are a great way for new players to gain experience in multi-table tournaments without risking their cash,” said Michael Caselli, Editor-in-Chief of Bluff Europe. “For the more experienced player, the positive equity gained from playing a generous free roll such as this is a hard to resist. But the most important thing that people log on and have a great time.”

Thursday, May 24, 2007 Party at Casino Affiliate Conference In Amsterdam Was Out of This World!

I go to a lot of online gaming industry events around the world but wow, the party that threw for affiliates attending the Casino Affiliates Conference in Amsterdam last month was something else! Lyceum Events is so good at this kinda stuff -- and man, the igaming crowd definitely loves to party!

Enjoy this video I posted on MySpace. Party @ CAC Amsterdam

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

$12K WSOP Prize Will Go for Under Ten Bucks -- Wanna Bet?!

OK, this confirms it: I'll gamble on practically anything, anywhere, anyhow...

If you read my blog then you know about the auction that's going on at It's a "low bid" auction which means the prize goes to the person with the lowest unique bid. They're auctioning a $12,000 WSOP package -- the $10,000 World Series of Poker registration fee plus travel expenses to Vegas -- and if only one person bids exactly fifty cents then that person could get the whole thing for under a buck!

I personally think it might go for under ten bucks. Think that'd be just too good to be true? Think I'm crazy? Wanna bet?!

I placed a friendly bet at It's for "peanuts" (the currency at the P2P betting site). And just for fun. ;)

Check it out -- there's some really whacky stuff that you can bet on! Reports Incredible $10,000 Sign-up Bonus at IntertopsPoker

This morning, reported that the company that took the first online bet ever has stunned the online poker world with the biggest bonus in the history of online poker. According to the authoritative online gambling news site, is offering a massive 500% Match-Up Bonus to all new Poker Room customers, up to a maximum bonus of $10,000.

“We get press releases every day announcing some new deposit bonus scheme,” said Editor Michael Caselli. “I’ve seen a lot of bonus offers, but I’ve never seen an online casino offer a $10,000 bonus to new players. That’s unheard of!”

The record-breaking bonus offer is designed to introduce a whole new wave of new players to IntertopsPoker’s rapidly expanding poker room.

“We already have an outstanding range of promotions and tournaments for our players, but our new 500% Deposit Bonus puts us at the very forefront of online poker,” said Michl Posch of “We want our customers to enjoy a great poker experience on our site, but we also are striving to provide the best value around. Most players who try our software stay with us and never look back – and now we have simply added 10,000 more reasons to join us.” is member of the Microgaming Poker Network family, the busiest and fastest growing poker network on the web.’s WSOP satellite tournaments have been so popular this year that an additional opportunity to win a seat at the WSOP has just been added to the tournament schedule. Daily WSOP satellite tournaments will send one player to compete in the first ever 3-day Limit Hold’em event at the WSOP. offers some of the largest progressive jackpots available online including Major Millions, Fruit Fiesta and Cash Splash. Currently there'ss more than $3,500,000 waiting to be won.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Americans Rally Behind Alternative to Current Gambling Prohibition

Grass Roots Movement to Support Barney Frank’s Gambling Legislation Growing

A national scheme has been launched in the US to reinforce new legislation introduced by Congressman Barney Frank, that sets out to license and monitor the online gambling industry, in a backlash against 2006’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)

The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative aims to highlight the importance of a regulated framework that will allow US players to continue to enjoy gaming in the comfort of their own homes. This is in direct contrast to the restrictive nature of the current UIGEA, which makes it illegal for banking facilities to accept money transfers to and from online gambling sites and has essentially halted access to online gambling in America.

As reported by, the Initiative also hopes to drum up online support for the bill from voters across the country. ‘Millions of Americans are currently gambling online in an unregulated environment without any consumer protections,’ said Jeffrey Sandman, spokesman for the Initiative.

"Internet gambling is a matter of personal choice and many Americans see the current prohibition as an unnecessary intrusion into their private life. Stringent licensing and regulations will protect American consumers and provide safeguards to protect against underage and compulsive gambling. Representative Frank’s bill is a big step in the right direction to limit government intervention that is futile and heavy handed."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

GottaBet Taking Bets on Whether or Not Arnold Schwarzenegger Pardons Paris Hilton

First an online backgammon site sends poor Paris Hilton a fancy backgammon board -- just in case she actually has to serve the 45-day jail term she got last week for driving while her license was suspended for drunk driving.

Now I see there's a web site that's taking bets on whether or not Paris Hilton will get a pardon from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Seems obvious to me... We all know that money talks and PH has plenty of that. Driving school? Maybe. Jail? Oh come on!

Anyway, if you wanna bet on it, check this out: "Arnold Schwarzenegger will pardon Paris Hilton"

Monday, May 14, 2007 Sends Paris Hilton a Gift to Help Pass Her Jail Time

Online Backgammon Site Will Auction Exclusive Backgammon Board for Charity if Hilton Gets Out of Sentence

After hearing that socialite Paris Hilton has been sentenced to jail time for probation violation, the world’s most popular online backgammon site is sending her a gift to pass her time more pleasantly., a resource for online backgammon news, reports that is preparing to send a special personalized backgammon board to Paris Hilton so that, in the event she actually serves her jail time, she will be able to play the popular board game in style.

According to, truly sympathizes with Ms Hilton along with her millions of fans and is genuinely regretful to see her have to serve hard time. Like many, they are mystified as to why such a harsh sentence was passed down to her.

Gammonish has also learned that despite her sentence, describes Paris Hilton as a free spirit and would like to make it possible for Ms Hilton to pass this unpleasant time more enjoyably. is the only site to offer three of the world’s most popular games. In addition to Backgammon, the site offers the popular Spanish dice game Perudo as well as Poker., the leader in online backgammon and the most crowded community game network operating today, hopes Ms Hilton won't have to serve time. However, if she does, they hope their gift will turn her on to backgammon and that she’ll be interested in joining the Annual Monte Carlo Backgammon World Championship Tournament this summer. In the event that Ms Hilton is not forced to do the time, the exclusive game board will be auctioned off for charity.

More about backgammon online and online backgammon game rules can be found at

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Fighter Roman Greenberg’s Boxing Shorts Bought for $100,000 by Online Backgammon Operator to donate auction proceeds to Arab and Jewish youth in distress has purchased heavyweight boxer Roman Greenberg’s shorts for $100,000 and will auction them for charity. The $100K will give the young fighter a shot at the world championship, and proceeds from the auction of the boxer’s shorts will be donated to groups assisting Arab and Jewish youth in distress.

The $100,000 paid for the shorts will support Greenberg’s battle to become one of the World Boxing Organization’s (WBO) top fighters this year. Greenberg beat veterans Kendrick Releford, Julius Francis, Steve Pannell and in his last bout won against American Michael Simms at the world famous Madison Square Garden in NYC. Roman currently resides in the UK where he trains with Jim Evans.

Greenberg was recently quoted as saying: “It makes no difference what people say about me, I am undefeated. I am winning my fights and will continue to win with my eyes on the world championship.”

BackgammonMasters will auction off Greenberg's boxing shorts after the next fight, with bids starting at $100,000. The money raised by the auction will be donated to a charity for youth in distress from Arab and Jewish communities. promotes peace and understanding through competitive games such as backgammon (or Tawula as it’s called in Arabic). They believe strongly in the endorsement of coexistence between Arabs and Jews.

Roman Greenberg is himself a Russian-born Jew and, at age 24, he’s one of the youngest heavyweight contenders with a real shot at the WBO heavyweight championship. He is currently undefeated with a record of 25-0 (17 KO's). is the only site to offer three of the world’s most popular games. In addition to Backgammon, the site offers the popular Spanish dice game Perudo along with Backgammon and as well as Poker.

The world’s number one backgammon site has sponsored numerous live and online backgammon tournaments including Backgammon Live in London, the Japan Open, Chicago Open and Las Vegas Open, and the Monte Carlo Yacht Party backgammon tournament.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Increases Seed Jackpot After Record-breaking $179K Jackpot Win

Jackpot re-started at $50,000 and already well over $100,000

After their famous progressive jackpot was recently hit for an all time high of $179,166, has increased the jackpot seed for their frequently hit progressives to a whopping $50,000. A player known as TOPNOTCHED was playing the Golden 8 slot machine when he hit the amazing jackpot. His win surpassed’s previous jackpot record of $163,114 last March.

This time when Slotland re-set the progressive jackpot, they doubled the usual jackpot seed money from $25,000 to $50,000. Since TOPNOTCHED’s record win, the progressive jackpot is already well over $100,000.

“Doubling the starting amount means that jackpots will build higher in a shorter period of time,” said Hannah Morante of “Even when jackpots occur within weeks of each other, all winners will be guaranteed a minimum win of $50,000 -- double the previous jackpot starting value.”

When first went online in 1998, jackpots were started at $10,000. A few years ago, as the popular slot machine and video poker web site’s player base grew, the starting jackpot was boosted to $25,000. has earned a reputation for fairness and integrity – and for having the best selection of unique slot machine and video poker games – so its membership has continued to grow.

“We noticed that no one complained last time we increased the jackpot seed!” mused Morante, “Now we have so many players all over the world that we’re able to raise it again.” had three jackpot winners this time last year and ended up with seven more by year-end. While the increased starting value won’t necessarily mean more winners, the jackpots will most certainly be bigger.

The progressive can be played on any of the nine unique slot machines and video poker games on the web site. All five games that are also available on mobile phones and PDAs are also tied into the same progressive jackpot, so the next big winner could be at their computer or anywhere they take their mobile phone.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Low Bid Auction Easier Route to WSOP Than Winning a Satellite Tournament $150,000 WSOP Giveaway Includes 12 WSOP Satellite Tournaments and a Unique Low Bid Auction

While some players battle it out at online satellite tournaments, PlayersOnly players have found an even easier way to get to the WSOP. The winner of the WSOP Low Bid Auction currently running on the popular casino, poker and sportsbetting site – the bidder with the lowest unique bid – will get a $12K WSOP prize package for the price of their winning bid. Since there are a number of values under a dollar that haven’t yet received bids, the winner may actually get himself to the WSOP Main Event for a buck or less.

“I guess people assume all the small amounts will already have received multiple bids,” said Brand Manager David Anderson. “In fact, when we did a Low Bid Auction for a plasma TV a couple of months ago, it ended up going for fifty-three cents, so you never know!”

The WSOP Prize Package being auctioned includes airfare, accommodation and enough cash to register in the ultimate poker tournament, the World Series of Poker Main Event, which will be held in Las Vegas July 6 – 17 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Bids can be placed online at Bids can also be placed by cell phone by text (Full Phone Bid instructions also at Any registered player can place bids and players can place as many bids as they want. Registration is free, however accepts registrations from U.S. residents only. There is a charge of US$1.99 per bid – but the first bid online is FREE.

PO is also hosting WSOP Satellite tournaments every Sunday night. Players can even win a free seat at the Sunday night match by winning one of several daily multi-table cash satellites

The annual World Series of Poker is the most prestigious contest for serious poker players and winning it is considered to be the ultimate achievement in any poker player’s career. There are several events, including Texas Hold'em Limit, Omaha Pot Limit, 7-Card-Stud Hi/Lo, Pot Limit, No Limit, and other types of poker such as Razz and Lowball, ending with the grand finale – the World Championship Event. The winner gets the coveted World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet and the title of World Champion.

Last year, Jamie Gold won the largest WSOP prize in history, more than $12 million. Chris Moneymaker was the first WSOP winner to have won his WSOP seat by winning an online satellite tournament, motivating millions to go for it themselves. This year, the winner could end up being a player that bought their seat for under a dollar.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Hands-On Mobile Launches World Poker Tour (WPT) Texas Hold'em game for BlackBerry

BPlay, the ultimate entertainment solution for BlackBerry users, and leading mobile games developer Hands-On Mobile, has announced the eagerly awaited launch of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Texas Hold'em game on BlackBerry devices.

Players can buy the game by visiting from their mobile phones, selecting Top 10, followed by WPT Texas Hold’em for a one off cost of $8.95 for unlimited usage (plus relevant carrier messaging charges).

"WPT is the number one brand in poker and we're thrilled to deliver this leading title to our BlackBerry users who are embracing entertainment as an integral part of the mobile experience," said Nicholas Reichenbach, Senior Vice President of BPlay.

BPlay, WPT and Hands-On Mobile will be hosting a poker tournament on May 9th at the world's largest BlackBerry conference WES (Wireless Enterprise Symposium) in Orlando. This unique VIP tournament will give one lucky player a seat at the Season VI WPT Invitational in Los Angeles, California, an invite-only tournament were they can mingle with Hollywood celebrities and poker's top pros.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

O2 i-Mode Users Get Microgaming Mobile Casino Games

Zero36 Calls On 02 To Launch Mobile Casino

Zero36, a provider of mobile gambling games and related services, has announced the launch of its fully integrated, mobile casino service to O2 i-mode users in the UK.

O2 i-mode users aged 18 and over can sign up to the Zero36 Mobile Casino service through O2 i-mode portal and indulge in play either for fun or for real money.

The new O2 i-mode service hosts Microgaming’s full range of casino classics such as European Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker, Keno, Scratch Card and various Slot Machines, alongside 3 progressive-jackpot machines utilising Microgaming’s Jackpot Network system.

‘Zero36 was one of the first companies to develop mobile casino services for i-mode handsets,’ said Zero36 CEO, Sharon Tal.

‘We are the first to give O2 i-mode users in the UK a chance to become millionaires by playing Microgaming’s Progressive Jackpot games such as ‘Major Millions’ and ’Fruit Fiesta’ using i-mode mobile handsets.’

The new UK service is added to the current provision of Zero36’s i-mode services in Spain, The Netherlands and Belgium.