Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Low-priced Sportsbetting Odds Service Direct from Vegas

Wiseguys.com Re-Launches Website Featuring Non-Download Live Odds, Insider News, Links to Over 1,600 Local Sports Newspapers, Police Blotter

Wiseguys.com has re-launched their non-download live odds service from a direct feed from the Las Vegas Sports Consultants featuring Las Vegas casino and offshore internet sportsbooks. Their low-priced subscription service includes Insider News and links to over 1,600 local sports newspapers.

“We are truly excited to offer our services to the sports betting community all in an easy to use website,” said Scott Schettler, CEO and legendary Vegas sportsbook veteran.

The new design of the website allows for a streamline view of the odds without downloading any software on you computer allowing access on a guest computer and even users’ mobile phones. The Insider News service, slanted towards handicappers without the fluff, provides the true Las Vegas insight on games.

“By adding the latest sports news, scores, match-ups, and along with our premium services, Wiseguys.com is the one-stop shop for sports bettors and handicappers” says Schettler.

The premium service offers a monthly subscription for only $79 or annual subscription for $475, both deeply discounted compared to other live odds providers. A 7-day trial is also available to sample the offering.

“Our non-download lines combined with other features priced at a quarter of the competitors makes Wiseguys an obvious choice” says Eddie Murphy, Wiseguys.com Director of Operations.

The website’s new look and feel features easy to navigate services, cutting edge articles by Las Vegas experts, and the all new “Police Blotter” covering the ever increasing athletic legal trials and tribulations.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Doyle Brunson is coming to London

Doyle Brunson Keynote Speaker at CAP Euro

It’s official - Doyle Brunson is coming to London. The Godfather of poker has agreed to be the keynote speaker at this year's conference, which is anticipated to be the biggest affiliate event of the year.

The legendary poker player will make a rare speaking appearance on the first day of the conference, Friday October 5th at 1 pm. Doyle will be talking about his extensive experiences in poker and how the poker industry has evolved over the five decades he has been playing.

DoylesRoom.com is launching its new-look site on the 1st of September focusing specifically on the UK and rest of Europe. The revamped site, which is an international hub for Texas Hold’em and other popular poker games, considers CAP Euro as one of the best platforms to communicate with European affiliates.

Doyle Brunson said “When CAP Euro invited me to Barcelona to be their keynote speaker, I accepted as it complements our re-launch strategy. Reaching out to so many affiliates like this is the perfect way to generate awareness within Europe of the new look DoylesRoom.com.”

In addition to a story or two, Doyle will be having autograph sessions and photo opportunities on the 5th and 6th.

DoylesRoom.com has received numerous industry awards over the years for its innovative tournaments, responsive customer service and the unique opportunity to play against the Godfather of Poker in the one and only original Bounty Tournament where players can pick up a cool $25,000 by knocking out the three celebrity bounties. To become part of this exciting and fast growing online poker community, simply go to www.doylesroom.com and register.

CAP Euro Barcelona, Europe’s premiere networking event for affiliates and casino operators in the iGaming industry, will be an exciting, interactive three day event taking place on the 5th, 6th and 7th October.

FantasySportsbook.com Launches Legal, Public League and Commissioner-based Fantasy Sportsbook Contest Site

FantasySportsBook.com has announced the launch of their 100% legal, public league and commissioner-based, fantasy based Sportsbook contest website. You can sign up and play for free using the same format found in the Las Vegas casino sportsbooks in a legal and safe manner. FantasySportsBook.com provides authentic odds, match-ups, and ability for players to pick the favorite, underdog, over, and under total score all in a user friendly point and click website.

“FantasySportsBook.com provides everyone, from the casual sports fan to the fantasy sports enthusiast, the ability to compete against each other in a fair, legal, and free environment, with the opportunity to win exciting prizes,” states Director of Operations and Founder, Eddie Murphy.

The website keeps track of all the picks and balances via a leaderboard format and offers cash prizes each week to the players with the highest winning balance. The grand prizes based on the total season winning balances earns a trip to championship game for each sport including NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NCAAB, and NHL, 65” Big Screen TV, and XBOX game consoles. The company also is planning on adding more sports in the future and spreading the format in overseas markets.

In addition to the free public league, FantasySportsBook.com has launched the first authentic fully functioning commissioner-based fantasy sportsbook. This subscription-based product works like the traditional fantasy format where a commissioner subscribes, sets the rules (including fictional bankroll and betting requirements), then invites their buddies.

“Our Commissioner Fantasy Sportsbook offers a truly unique experience for those players who want to compete in an environment where they don’t risk any real money, while getting the real Las Vegas sportsbook experience. Players can even place parlays and teasers, using flexible bet amounts,” says Murphy.
Other contest and commissioner based formats in development include survivor and team fantasy sportsbook.

“As the fantasy sports industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, it’s great to see companies like FantasySportsbook.com introduce new and unique products that meet the demands of the fantasy player and sports enthusiast” says Fantasy Sports Trade Association President and SportsBuff.com Founder Jeff Thomas.“

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

PlayersOnly.com Unleashes Players at Playboy Mansion Awards Ceremony

Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, P Diddy, Jay Z, Magic Johnson & Tyra Banks among those to receive Players Toast Awards

Yup, real tough life I've got... I'm in London now for the opening of WSOP Europe next week. When I go home I'll hardly have time to unpack and I'll be off to Los Angeles -- Beverly Hills to be precise -- for a party at the Playboy Mansion. Jealous yet? Read on!

To celebrate the recent re-launch of the world’s sexiest online casino and poker room, PlayersOnly.com is sponsoring another celebrity fundraiser at the sexiest party venue on the planet, the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills. 15 PlayersOnly.com VIPs players will attend the star-studded $1000-a-plate dinner September 8th with the PO’s hostess Carrie Stroup -- Playboy Magazine’s “Babe of the Month” for September.

One especially lucky PlayersOnly.com player will win a $10,000 prize package including travel, luxury accommodation in Beverly Hills, and two tickets to the fundraising event. Players are entered in a random draw when they make a $100 deposit between now and Saturday midnight (one entry per player). Deposits earn a reload bonus of 30%.

The event at the Playboy Mansion is the annual Players Toast Awards that recognize high profile individuals who have accomplished great tasks in their careers without forgetting about their roots. Hosts for the evening are the always-articulate hip-hop artist Ice-T and his wife model Nicole Austin. Awards will be presented to Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, P Diddy, Jay Z, Magic Johnson, Tyra Banks, Harvey Nobel, Judge Mathis, Cicely Tyson, the Maloof Family and the mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman. Presenters expected include Brandi Williams, Coolio, Danny Bonaduce, Davetta Sherwood, Patti Labelle, Christopher Tyler. Entertainers expected include Aretha Franklin, Coolio and 2Deep.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Art of Elysium, a foundation that helps artists who volunteer time and talent to benefit children battling serious medical conditions.

“We only have a few tickets for this event this time,” said PO Manager David Anderson. “Not like the party we did in Vegas last month where we could invite hundreds of players. I don’t even get to go myself this time – we can just send a few lucky tournament winners and some of our VIP players.”

This isn’t the first time PlayersOnly.com has sent players to the Playboy Mansion. In April and again in June the site sent special free roll tournament winners to play in celebrity fundraiser poker tournaments at Hef’s place.

“Let’s just say there were a few distractions that night” recalls the April winner that played in the All Star Tournament at the Mansion after winning an online tournament at PO. “It was kinda hard to concentrate on my game and I was eliminated pretty fast but it was a fantastic party that’s for sure!”

PlayersOnly.com Poker has been busy all summer with two tournament series currently in progress. Every Saturday there’s the Fox Baseball World Series Free Roll Tournaments that will send 2 players to the World Series. Winners of the Sunday tournament series will play in the World Poker Tour Turks and Caicos Poker Classic Main Event in the Caribbean this fall. For further information on PlayersOnly.com’s WPT Turks & Caicos satellites see: http://www.playersonly.com/contest/WPT-Turks-Caicos/index.php.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Backgammon Community Adds Blackjack to Free Multilingual Games Site

Free Contest Rewards Backgammon Players for Taking a Blackjack Break

The popular online games community, BackgammonMasters.com has added multiplayer Blackjack to its suite of games which already includes Backgammon, Perudo and Poker. To encourage their Backgammon players to take a Blackjack break, the site is presenting a free Blackjack contest with daily cash prizes to the player that plays the most hands of Blackjack each day until September 4th.

BackgammonMasters.com networked game software is the only free software of its kind which offers all of its games in one download from one site. All games are available in ten languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, French, Japanese, Danish, Greek and German. The BackgammonMasters software has fast become a leader in the game industry due in large part to its powerful platform which contains a network of thousands of players at any given time. By adding the ever-popular BlackJack to its game lobby, industry experts predict that BackgammonMasters will triple its traffic.

The BackgammonMasters BlackJack game offers a multiplayer table where up to five players are spaciously seated and playing at the same table simultaneously, with the option of participating in real-time chat. Besides the sophisticated graphics and avatar modes, the software includes a unique View Mode adding another dimension to the fast-paced game whereby players can sit in on an existing game and watch the action before joining in.

For new players and experienced players that want to improve their game, BackgammonMasters.com has a library an extensive library of articles on how to play and win Backgammon, Perudo and Poker. A collection of articles on Blackjack play and strategy has been added to the library.

American Punters Look for Reliable U.S. Sportsbooks for NFL Bets

Long-established Intertops has pre-season and regular season NFL odds online now

The first online sportsbook to post NFL lines this season is the most reliable choice for American bettors looking for a safe book to take their football wagers. Although sports bettors typically have accounts at several sportsbooks, legislative developments that have forced many operators out of the U.S. over the last year have prompted many bettors to consolidate into one or two accounts with the most trustworthy books remaining in the American market. Intertops.com – the first company to ever take an online sports bet in 1996 – has earned players’ trust over the last eleven years and is one of the few online sportsbooks that has remained open to bettors in the U.S.

“I like to gamble on sports,” said one sportsbetting forum post. “I don’t like to gamble on whether or not I’m going to be able to collect my winnings!”

Intertops hasn’t had problems accepting payments or paying out winnings like the books that have left the American market did. They’ve stuck by their American customers.

"So many big books have closed their doors to Americans,” said Intertops bookmaker Andy Donahue. “We’ve had a lot of action on NFL bets ever since we posted our early lines in June.”

Lines for pre-season NFL games are posted at Intertops Sportsbook on Thursdays. Current regular season odds are also posted here: http://www.intertops.com/sportsbook/cgi-win-2/itwww.exe?app=itbet.exe?sprtyp=AF;scrncd=BI;compno=1018;lan=e;hide=true

From this Friday until Sunday August 19th, Intertops is giving a 20% reload deposit bonus (maximum $250) on all deposit methods. Most market competitors will not be giving away offers like this until the first weekend in September – when, of course, Intertops.com will also be back with another great deposit special. But with 20 days to go until the September 6th NFL kick off, Intertops.com is kick-starting the season with this "20% for 20 days to go" special for its customers.

The long-established gambling site offers a wide variety of NFL props including Spread Winner, Over/Under Totals and Straight Up bet on the outcome of the game. The popular casino, poker and sportsbetting site also takes First Half and Second Half Side, Spread Winner and Totals wagers.

This will be the 88th season of America’s National Football League (NFL). Last year’s Super Bowl champions, Indianapolis Colts, kick off the regular season September 6th when they meet the New Orleans Saints at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

$50,000 Prize Money at DoylesRoom.com Summer Free Rolls Finale

Winner to Play Face-to-Face With Legendary Doyle Brunson

DoylesRoom.com is giving online poker players the opportunity to face poker legend Doyle Brunson in a big money heads-up online cash game. The top poker site concludes it Summer Series of Freerolls with a no buy-in $25,000 Grand Finale event, where the winner will play poker legend Doyle Brunson for an additional $25,000!

Yes, it’s true - the winner of the Grand Finale will get the opportunity to play heads-up against the great Doyle Brunson, the biggest name in poker. The Grand Finale Freeroll will take place at 7:30pm GMT on Wednesday September 19th.

To play, simply register at DoylesRoom.com, where you will find the $25,000 Finale Freeroll, labelled in green under the Freerolls list option of the multi-table tournaments (MTTs). To get into this fantastic freeroll simply play 25 raked hands (minimum 25 cents in rake) in the ten days before registering for the tourney. The winner of the Finale Freeroll will not only win the first place prize money in that game but will go forward to a heads-up match against Doyle Brunson on September 30th. If he or she can beat Doyle heads-up, in addition to the ultimate bragging rights, they’ll walk away with a further $25,000.

Source: Online Casino News

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Doyle Brunson Is Coming to London!

Poker legend “Texas Dolly” crosses the pond to launch his new-look poker site

Legendary Vegas poker pro Doyle Brunson will be in London in September to introduce the UK and Europe to his online poker room, DoylesRoom.com.

His visit will also coincide with the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe, the first event of its kind, which is taking place in London and kicks off on September 6th.

Brunson, nicknamed ‘Texas Dolly’, is one of the biggest names in the poker world. His list of achievements is endless: he was the first player to earn $1 million in tournaments and has picked up an amazing 10 WSOP bracelets throughout a glittering career.

Doyle Brunson wrote his name into the poker history books when he won consecutive WSOP Main Event bracelets in 1976 and 1977 and remains one of only four men to do so. Given his track record it is little wonder BLUFF magazine last year named him the ‘Most Influential Force in the World of Poker’.

He has taught millions how to play the game with his book Super System, published in 1978, and an updated version, Super System 2, released in 2004. His latest book, My 50 Most Memorable Hands, reveals 50 of the greatest poker hands he’s ever played.

Doyle’s move into online was a natural progression and has proved a great success. The DoylesRoom.com website offers tournaments, great cash games, and sit ‘n’ gos as well as advice from Mike Caro, founder of the first permanent poker school. The site boasts the highest and lowest limit tables on the web and attracts celebrity players including his son Todd Brunson.

“I've watched poker evolve for over 50 years now and I continue to play in some of the biggest games in the world," said Brunson. "If you want to go heads up against me, look out for my screen name TEX_DOLLY.”

There’s no better time to log on to DoylesRoom.com as the site is offering a number of exclusive weekly Summer Freerolls. The tournaments culminate in a $25,000 “Finale Freeroll” where the winner will get not only their share of the prize pool but the opportunity to play heads-up against Brunson for an additional $25,000 prize.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Gambling Commission Report Shows Online Gambling Alive and Very Well in UK

The UK's Gambling Commission has just published new statistics showing that the number of Brits that gamble on their computer or their mobile phone continues to increase.

Hmmm... Why would that be I wonder? Because it's so much fun maybe? Or because Britain is the best market for online gambling companies these days so there's so many great online casinos and poker rooms and sportsbetting sites to choose from?!

Last year, 7.4% of those surveyed had participated in some form of online gambling. This year it's up to 8.6% Course, leave out those who's only form of gambling is national lotteries and it's 5.9%, up from 5.2%.

Mobile gambling is gaining popularity in Britain even faster. About a million and a half people had placed a bet using their mobile phone in the month preceding the survey. As mobile phones get better and better, and the cost of using the internet on your phone goes down, next year's numbers will no doubt skyrocket. (Hey, if you're into mobile gambling, take the Online & Mobile Slots Players Survey.)

For more stats from the UK Gambling Commission report there's an article on OnlineCasinoNews.com.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Weekly WPT Turks & Caicos Satellites Continue Through the Summer

PlayersOnly.com Awarding $12K World Poker Tour Prize Packs

The World Poker Tour is making its first stop in the beautiful Turks and Caicos this fall and PlayersOnly.com Poker is giving players a chance to enjoy surf, sand, sun and a shot at fame and fortune at this televised WPT event. World Poker Tour Turks and Caicos Poker Classic prize packages that include travel, accommodation and a seat at the Main Event will be awarded to Super Satellite tournament winners and to leaderboard champs.

Players can qualify for a seat in a Super Satellite for as little as $2. PlayersOnly.com is also rewarding its loyalty program participants by offering two free seats to players topping their Gold Card Poker Tour Leaderboard .

“There’s a million dollars guaranteed to the winner, and the final table is going to be televised,” said PlayersOnly.com Manager David Anderson. “So WPT Turks and Caicos should attract some high profile competition!”

The Players' Club Turks and Caicos Poker Classic is a World Poker Tour tournament being held at the Club Med resort. The tropical islands just south of the Bahamas are where Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria and basketball star Tony Parker spent their honeymoon in July after their 7/7/07 wedding. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got married there and Julia Roberts, Jerry Seinfeld, Barbra Streisand, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake all love the secluded paradise.

"It's important to continue delivering fresh and exciting experiences for our players and fans on both the tournament and television level," said Steve Lipscomb of the WPT. "By adding WPT stops in beautiful locations around the world season six is our best year yet."

There are two ways for PlayersOnly.com players to qualify to win the prize packages: by winning the weekly Super Satellite or by playing their way to the top 100 on the Gold Card Poker Tour Leaderboard.

Weekly Super Satellite’s began July 8th and continue until September 9th at 5:00 pm each Sunday. Direct buy-in for these events is $200 but players can also qualify for them at Sit & Go and multi-table cash satellites in the week leading up.

Regular PO players collect Gold Cards in real money ring games. Each Gold Card is worth points on the Gold Card Poker Tour Leaderboard. The top players on that list will qualify for the playoff matches.

PlayersOnly.com’s $12,000 Prize Pack includes registration in the WPT Turks & Caicos Main Event ($7700), seven nights at Club Med (Turquoise) and $1800 cash paid directly to the winner’s real money account for airfare.

The PlayersOnly.com Poker Room is part of the Cake Poker network, one of the fastest growing poker networks open to American poker players. The poker room is part of PlayersOnly.com’s graphically-rich, ultra realistic casino environment hosted by model and gambling columnist Carrie Stroup.

In addition to this Sunday tournament series, PlayersOnly.com is also presenting a weekly Saturday free roll series: the grand prize winner of the Fox Baseball World Series Free Roll Tournaments will win an all expense paid trip to the World Series this fall. Free roll qualifiers are held every Saturday at 3:30 pm EST – just as Fox Television broadcasts Saturday afternoon games.