Tuesday, September 04, 2007

PlayersOnly Hostess is Playboy Magazine’s Babe of the Month

Carrie Stroup, PlayersOnly VIP Players and yours truly to Party at the Playboy Mansion with A-Listers Including Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, P Diddy, Jay Z, Magic Johnson & Tyra Banks

Carrie Stroup, host of PlayersOnly.com, is celebrating her Babe-of-the-Month spread in the September issue of Playboy Magazine by partying at the Playboy Mansion this weekend with PlayersOnly.com VIP players and a host of Hollywood celebrities. And I get to take my cameras and follow her around as she schmoozes the crowd just like I did at PlayersOnly.com's last party in Las Vegas.

“I had so much fun doing the shoot for Playboy,” said the actress, model and columnist. “I think the boys from PlayersOnly.com are going to like it. Let’s just say they see a little more of me than they see in all the video animations I did for the lobbies on the new PlayersOnly site!”

As a sponsor of the Players Toast Awards being held at the Playboy Mansion Saturday night, PlayersOnly.com has invited 15 VIP players to live it up at the world’s sexiest party venue with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, P Diddy, Jay Z, Magic Johnson and Tyra Banks, all of whom will be receiving Players Toast Awards recognizing their extraordinary lives. Presenters expected include Brandi Williams, Coolio, Danny Bonaduce, Davetta Sherwood, Patti Labelle and Christopher Tyler. Aretha Franklin, Coolio and 2Deep will entertain the A-list crowd.

“It took me, like, five minutes to book a flight and accept this invitation!” said PocketFives.com host Cal Spears from the popular poker community’s new headquarters in Costa Rica. “Playboy Mansion – I’m all in!”

Carrie Stroup, the sexy and charismatic host of the recently re-designed PlayersOnly.com casino, sportsbook and poker room, has appeared in NBC “Scrubs”, movies “Cellular”, “Starsky and Hutch”, “The Girl Next Door”, and “Redline”. She has also appeared in the MTV pilot “Living the Dream” and hosted “VIP Parties Uncensored”. Most recently Carrie completed The Learning Channel show “Faking It”. One of the most recognized models in the world of online gambling, Carrie Stroup has worked exclusively with PlayersOnly.com and Sportsbook.com since 2006.

Carrie is a talented actress and a beautiful model. She’s also a total party girl and clearly enjoyed herself at PlayersOnly.com’s last party at the WSOP in Las Vegas. Photos and video clips from the party at the Sapphire strip club are online: www.lyceummedia.com/playersonly

PlayersOnly.com definitely knows how to throw a party – it’s also one of the busiest poker rooms online and hosts the best tournaments anywhere. PlayersOnly’s Million Dollar Free Roll Series – 10 monthly tournaments each with a $100,000 prize -- began last weekend. Saturday afternoon Fox Baseball World Series Free Roll Tournaments continue until September 22. The ultimate winner will get a trip to experience World Series baseball first hand. WPT Turks & Caicos satellites for the World Poker Tour Turks and Caicos Poker Classic also continue on Sundays.

InterCasino and InterPoker Obtain Full European Online Casino and Online Poker Licenses

The first of the offshore online gambling companies make their move to Malta

As of September 1st when the new Gambling Act came into effect in the UK, advertising of online casinos, sportsbooks and poker rooms is now permitted -- but only by companies that are licensed in the UK. It didn't take a genius to predict that many big companies currently licensed offshore in places like Antiqua and Costa Rica will move their businesses to Europe. This is all good for us online gamblers -- it means that more and more online casinos will be regulated by strict jurisdictions.

InterCasino and InterPoker have just been granted online casino gaming and online poker licenses from the government Malta. Pursuant to their licence, the companies have successfully satisfied the stringent requirements of the Maltese government to operate their online gaming business from Malta.

Recognised as blue-chip brands throughout Europe, InterCasino and InterPoker chose to relocate their servers to Malta due to the country’s progressive policy in online gaming regulation, and because of the operational advantages across Europe that an online gaming license within the EU affords. It has already been recognised by the United Kingdom that InterCasino and InterPoker’s Maltese license places these companies on a white-list of compliant operators allowed to advertise within the UK.

Besides players, the other beneficiaries of InterCasino and InterPoker’s Maltese license are the company’s affiliates and marketing partners, who will be able to continue marketing these brands across the EU. “InterCasino and Interpoker are both top quality brands that have been player favourites for years. They are a first choice brand to market, and their new license means that you’ll see a lot more of them in the future,” according to Michael Caselli, Editor-in-Chief of Europe’s #1 poker magazine, Bluff Europe.

“We are very pleased to confirm that InterCasino & InterPoker now have a full European license in the EU territory of Malta.

Following increased regulation of online gaming across the world, InterPoker and InterCasino have moved our business, servers and official license to Malta. We have done this to ensure that all our customers are able to enjoy playing at InterPoker in the full knowledge that their game play will be with the premier European gaming license jurisdiction,” said InterCasino Group Spokesman Peter Marcus.