Tuesday, April 22, 2008

MIT “Blackjack Teams” to Test Backgammon Masters New Blackjack Platform

BackgammonMasters, the online gaming site that offers popular casino and board games including Blackjack, Backgammon and Poker, says they've enlisted the “Blackjack Teams” from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to test out their new Blackjack platform as well as their Basic Blackjack Calculator.

Following the recent release of “21”, BackgammonMasters was inspired to put their software to the test. “21”, based on the book “Bringing Down the House”, written by Ben Mezrich, tells the story of a group of students at MIT who succeeded in beating Las Vegas odds by putting together teams of card counting blackjack players. Now BackgammonMasters is putting their software up against MIT geniuses to see how they do.

In BackgammonMasters online game of 21 Blackjack, five players can play at one time against the dealer. Additionally, the site is offering a new Basic Blackjack Calculator to help players increase their odds and even help card counting players.

However, while the Basic Blackjack Calculator helps prevent players from making mistakes and overlooking great decisions there are other elements that the MIT Team will have to deal with that are not found in a live casino setting. These variables include the online standards for a random shuffle, the number of decks and the extensive research and study that was put into designing the software.

BackgammonMasters’ new Blackjack platform also includes Blackjack tournament play. BackgammonMasters.com will offer 21 Blackjack Tournaments in which tables will compete against one another for top scores and huge prizes. BackgammonMasters’ Freeroll backgammon tournaments have already proven that they are capable of offering great tournament play.

Not just MIT Blackjack Teams are going to test the platform. BackgammonMasters invites all Blackjack lovers to come aboard and test out the system and is offering bonuses for teams that tell their friends and invite other players aboard.

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Source: OnlineCasinoNews.com

Friday, April 18, 2008

Asian Poker Tour Names Matt Savage as Tournament Director

Luxury venue announced for Manila event

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has signed on Matt Savage as tournament director for the APT’s Manila Main Event next month.

Few men are as qualified for the position. Matt was appointed tournament director for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) – the world’s blue ribbon poker event – in 2002 after working his way up the poker ladder. He oversaw a boom in prize money at the tournament from £6 million to £25 million. He has worked on more than 300 televised poker shows and in 2003 was awarded the inaugural Benny Binion award for outstanding service in the poker industry.

As the tournament director for the Asian Poker Tour Manila leg, Matt Savage will oversee six days of all-out poker action which is expected to attract around 400 players from all over the world. A third of the participants are expected to come from the Philippines, which has seen poker’s popularity surge in recent years.

With Matt Savage on board to lend his expertise, the APT is sure to be a much-anticipated series of events by poker aficionados across the globe.

There’s more good news - the ultra modern Dusit Thani Manila Hotel has been announced as the luxury venue that will stage the first leg of the 2008 APT. The exclusive venue in the Philippines’ central business district will provide a fitting backdrop to launch this year’s APT. The Dusit Thani Manila Hotel is the perfect venue for the event as it gives easy access to accommodations, shopping malls, tourist spots and transport services.

After the Philippine leg, the tour moves on to events in Macau, South Korea and Singapore. The buy-in at all four events is $2,500 and the prize pool will be a guaranteed $1 million -- which means the turn-out will be absolutely top-class in each of the cities.

Alongside some of the world’s best players will be a host of internet qualifiers competing for the money at all the venues. These qualifiers will be making their way to the main event by way of online satellite tournaments. The prize packages awarded from these satellites, which are worth $6,000 and cover hotel and travel expenses, will make a magnificent prize for any internet player.

For the APT Manila event, online satellites are currently being held on most iPoker-powered poker rooms like DafaPoker, Tila Poker, ChiliPoker, Titan Poker, Betfred and VC Poker. In addition, some of the world’s biggest and most popular poker rooms, including PartyPoker.com and PKR, will be running satellites for seats into the tournament.

These announcements underline what a top-quality event the APT will be. Further details about dates for the next three APT tournaments will follow shortly. The first leg of the APT 2008 runs from May 27 to June 1.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sexy Casino Hostesses Award Trip to Rome to Dutch Streakers

Casino Affiliate Convention Junket Promotes RomeCasino.com’s Incredible $1000 Bonus

RomeCasino.com's recent venture to the Casino Affiliate Convention turned quite a few Dutch heads as the beautiful Romegirls, or ragazze di roma as they are known, toured Amsterdam.

The girls travelled to clubs, coffee shops, and cruised the canal meeting locals and tourists alike. In keeping with the Roman gambling spirit, they put their newfound acquaintances to the test in a public game of Truth or Dare. The game took a turn for the interesting after a trip to Abraxas Coffee Shop, near the Red Light District, where a tray full of hash muffins lead to streaking through the streets and a slew of shots. Two lucky winners were able to take home the first in a long line of all-expense-paid trips to Rome, courtesy or RomeCasino.com. Witnesses claim that the winners took home slightly more then that.

"We're bringing an entirely new level of gaming to the table," said Josh Cartu of RomeCasino.com. "We plan to foster an environment that brings a face to online gaming. The community we are creating gives our players not only a place to win money, but also many chances for life changing experiences, like our trips to Rome."

The entourage was in town to announce Rome Casino 's latest promotion, which hails to be one of the largest deposit bonuses the online gaming industry has seen. The $1,000 bonus is part of Rome Casino's unique approach to multi-leveled bonusing, which allows the end user to continue to receive bonuses up to their 5thdeposit.

Back at the Casino Affiliate Convention, Rome Partners debuted their affiliate software, which eases the normal frustrations of obtaining and implementing creative, as well as offers easy to understand, yet detailed reports.

"We’re building strong partnerships with an array of affiliates based on our ability to create enticing offers, as well as our willingness to adapt to the needs of our affiliates," said Mati Gross, Affiliate Program Director for Rome Partners. “Rome Partners is also paying for a weekend of fun with the Rome girls for all our affiliates in Rome in the very near future. We recognize the need for our affiliates to share ideas amongst themselves and with us, to increase our ability to communicate with the end user."

Click here for photos from the Rome Casino girls' trip to Amsterdam.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Online Casino Celebrates 10 Years of Trustworthy Service

When IntertopsCasino.com launched one of the first online casinos back in 1998, sceptics asked the same thing they’d asked two years before when the pioneering company launched the very first online sportsbook. Those who wondered if anyone would ever trust an online casino with their money underestimated the trust Intertops had already earned and has continued to earn since then.

“Trust is everything in this business,” said Michl Posch of Intertops. “To earn that trust you have to pay out all winnings quickly and reliably. That may seem pretty basic but not all operators make it a top priority as Intertops has ever since it began its sportsbook in London twenty-five years ago.”

The other priority that has kept IntertopsCasino.com on top the last ten years is its commitment to continually adding the best new games. Thanks to a ten-year partnership with gambling software leader Microgaming, IntertopsCasino.com now provides hundreds of state-of-the-art casino games. The most recently added was the new Lara Croft Tomb Raider slot machine.

“IntertopsCasino has set the bar very high for other online casinos,” said Michael Corfman of the GPWA, which evaluates and endorses gambling websites, as he raised a glass of champagne with hundreds of online casino webmasters last week in Amsterdam. “I know many online casinos will have tenth birthdays coming up, but IntertopsCasino.com is one of the first and one of the best. We congratulate them on ten years of honest operations.”

“IntertopsCasino uses industry-leading Microgaming software… You benefit enormously from this, as they seem to always be able to offer games that capture the imagination and provide a great balance between exciting game play and great opportunities to win,” says popular online casino portal, Online-Gambling-Insider.com. “New games are released every single month so there’s never a need to look for any other casino to keep your interest up.”

Huge jackpots and unique monthly promotions also keep things interesting for players at IntertopsCasino.com. There is currently almost $8 million in the progressive jackpot pool and the Mega Moolah jackpot alone is over $5 million. And, far more than the usual online casino bonuses, IntertopsCasino promotions – like last month’s All American Road Trip – are entertainment in themselves. Special birthday celebration promotions will continue throughout this milestone year.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Slotland Auctions African Art at CAC, Amsterdam to Raise Funds for Malawi Aid Project

Like many other online casinos, Slotland.com is exhibiting at the Casino Affiliates Conference in Amsterdam this week. But Slotland isn’t like any other online casino. Like their competitors, representatives from Slotland will be discussing online and mobile business opportunities with affiliates. But unlike the others, Slotland will also be using the event to raise further funds for the school it has built in Malawi and to acknowledge the support affiliates have given to the project.

Over the last two years, Slotland has donated nearly $100,000 to build a school and community center in a remote village in Malawi, one of the poorest nations on earth. Earlier this year, the company donated a fundraising website (http://www.help-malawi-children-charity.org/) where players and affiliates can make personal contributions.

“One of our affiliates, CasinoRanking.com, was so moved by our project,” said Affiliate Manager Martin Smith, “They donated a full month’s commissions. As a successful affiliate that’s been working with Slotland for many years, this was quite a significant amount.”

The Slotland exhibition booth will feature the usual marketing posters and paraphernalia associated with a trade show, but it will also display a collection of unique African artwork. The paintings will be sold by silent auction throughout the conference and all proceeds will go directly to the boNGO Worldwide Project Team in Malawi, as do all donations made through the website.

Building partnerships with webmasters since 1998, Slotland has earned a reputation for giving a good deal, and paying promptly. One of the world’s most trusted and reliable casino affiliate programs recently extended its reach to the mobile games platform. Slotland.com, one of the first to release real-money casino games for mobile phones and PDAs nearly two years ago, brings experience and a stellar reputation from its online business to the new world of mobile entertainment.

“The mobile gambling business is exploding and I think a lot of affiliates will want to hear about opportunities in the mobile gambling market,” said Smith. “We have an excellent mobile affiliate program that offers benefits most do not. For one thing, we pay commissions on ALL mobile deposits. There’s never any negative carryover. We think that’s only fair, and fair is how we like to do business.”

Earlier this year, Slotland.com launched a free 3D casino, WinADay.com, a whole new kind of online casino experience with realistic three-dimensional lobbies and virtual casino employees to assist with the free instant-play Flash games.