Friday, January 23, 2009

Manila Is A Poker And Party Paradise!

The countdown is on to the keenly anticipated Asian Poker Tour Philippines, which gets underway on Monday and runs until the 1st February at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila. The highlight is the $2500 + $200 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, which runs from the 29th January – 1st February. The latest news sees the confirmation of an FHM sponsored party, a celebrity event and a PKR sponsored bounty tournament.

Parties on the Asian Poker Tour in Manila and Macau last year have taken on legendary status and have even won an award! One highlight for this year’s event is definitely the FHM/DafaPoker Player’s Party, which starts at 19.30 on the 31st January and promises to be ‘tastefully wild,’ with FHM planning to send plenty of their cover models. After the party, the Asian Poker Tour and FHM have hired party buses to take players around Manila’s hotspots. At 20.00 on the 27th January, the Asian Poker Tour Celebrity Challenge, presented by Ray Ban, FHM and JBet, also promises to be lively. 20 celebrities will take part and the Asian Poker Tour and sponsors will be donating a minimum of 200,000 pesos to the charities of the celebrities’ choice. More details are to follow on this event but expect a twist to proceedings!

The Asian Poker Tour is also delighted to introduce the PKR Headhunter Tournament to the fantastic range of side action at the event. Getting underway at 19.30 on the 28th January the $250 + $20 tournament will feature members of The Poker Pack as bounties including Nam Le, David ‘Chino’ Rheem, Quinn Do, Steve Sung and Kwang Soo Lee. A recent online bounty tournament featuring members of The Poker Pack, who are currently on a phenomenal run on the world circuit, broke all records on next generation site PKR.

DafaPoker is the official partner of the Asian Poker Tour in presenting the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi tournament – a first for a major Asian Tour. The game is scheduled to take place at 14.00 on the 31st January. The buy-in for this tournament will be $185 + $15. On the same day at 19.00 there will also be a hugely anticipated 13 card tournament featuring a $460 +$40 buy-in. Other highlights include the world’s first GREED tournament and a huge range of cash games, sit and gos and satellites into the Main Event. Registration for the Main Event starts on the 27th January with welcome ceremony cocktails on the evening of the 28th January.

Chris Parker, CEO of the Asian Poker Tour said: “The excitement is building as the clock ticks down to the Asian Poker Tour Philippines. Manila is one of the most fun cities in the world and the event will reflect this. We are delighted with our package of famous parties and the range of side action around our prestigious Main Event. This is one experience not to miss!”

Last year’s Asian Poker Tour Philippines winner was Australia’s David Saab, who scooped first place and $280,000. Coverage of this year’s Main Event will be televised and distributed internationally later in the year. Overseeing the action will be leading tournament director Matt Savage.

The Asian Poker Tour is supported by the iPoker Network, Titan, Dafa Poker, PKR, PartyPoker, Everest, 888, JBet Poker, 32 Red Poker, Microgaming Network and Everleaf Network. Full details can be found at

Intertops Sportsbook Favors the Pittsburgh Steelers to Beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII

Contest winners to enjoy all-expenses paid trip to Tampa for the most-bet-on-event of the year

Intertops sportsbook favors the Pittsburgh Steelers by seven points over the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl on February 1st, but two players from the internet’s very first sportsbook probably don’t much care who wins – they’re going to Tampa all-expenses paid by Intertops.

“We’ve been at this a long time -- we were the very first sportsbook to take an online wager – and our bookmakers are pretty sharp,” said Michl Posch of Intertops. “Sure, the Steelers are strongly favored, but upsets happen all the time, don’t they? It’s really anybody’s game until the last second.”

William S. of California won last month’s Super Bowl Contest at Intertops and will be taking his wife to Tampa for the big game.

"The Super Bowl is certainly the sporting event of the year and for a football fan like me these tickets are just about the best possible prize I could ever hope for!” said the contest winner. “It’s going to be an historic game with the Steelers going for a record sixth Super Bowl win and the Cardinals looking to take the trophy for the first time. I can’t wait to see whether the league’s toughest defence can stop Arizona’s offensive power.”

Many American football fans think the Cardinals, who haven’t won an NFL title since 1941, may not have a defense that can hold back Pittsburgh. Virtually every betting line favors the Steelers. The Cardinals questionable defense did help win three playoff games pretty decisively though. If the Cardinals manage to break through the Steelers’ defense, those that put their money on the underdogs will clean up.

In addition to who will win the most-gambled-on-event of the year, Intertops offers a huge range of other Super Bowl betting propositions including MVP: Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger is favored to win that at +135, followed by Arizona’s Kurt Warner at +325 and Larry Fitzgerald at +500. Intertops is also taking bets on which team will be the first to score ten points with odds of +5000 that neither team will reach that mark.

Intertops’ odds on who will win the game and a variety of other betting propositions are posted at and are updated daily. Intertops welcomes Super Bowl wagers from around the world, including the US.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ChipMeUp and Asian Poker Tour’s Poker Pack Announce Collaboration

Leading poker staking website,, is pleased to announce a collaboration with The Asian Poker Tour’s (APT) Poker Pack at the 2009 Aussie Millions. The collaboration between leading poker staking website, ChipMeUp and The Asian Poker Tour’s (APT) Poker Pack will see the five world-class pros put up a piece of their play at the 2009 Aussie Millions for the public to invest in.

The Asian Poker Tour is highly regarded as the biggest and most coveted tour in Asia with two successful stops under their belt in 2008 and an expanded tour in 2009. They have recently hand selected a team of talented individuals of Asian origin – dubbed The Poker Pack – who are ambassadors for the brand and share among themselves total live tournament winnings of over $22 Million. This premiere team is made up of Nam Le, JC Tran, David ‘Chino’ Rheem, Kwang Soo Lee, Steve Sung and Quinn Do.

ChipMeUp is a website that allows players to buy/sell shares of themselves at some of the world’s biggest live and online poker events. Subscription is free with only a small fee charged for players wanting to put up a percentage of their play.

Each Asian Poker Tour Poker Pack pro will put up 5 per cent of themselves in the 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event that will feature a guaranteed AUD2 Million first prize. The Poker Pack members will be donating all funds received from their 5% sale to the Shane Warne Foundation ( Unlike other charities, the Shane Warne Foundation does not directly work with the children; rather they distribute monies raised to established charities that provide essential help and services to children. The Foundation accepts submissions from Charities that are in dire need for facilities such as equipment, emergency transport; or services such as therapy, counseling, life saving operations, specialist care, housing – the list is endless.

CHIPMEUP members, hktom and coughshamen who managed to snap up shares in The Poker Pack, have also joined the charity drive and will donate winnings from their purchased shares. To buy a piece of The Poker Pack, visit ChipMeUp, find the player you wish to stake and simply transfer the funds.

3D Online Casino Celebrates First Big Progressive Jackpot Winner

Italian online slots player wins €116,200 ($148,724) playing Wheeler Dealer

Since it launched last summer, new 3D online casino has been eagerly anticipating its first big progressive jackpot winner and it happened last week. An Italian player known as Monica68 won €116,200 ($148,724) while playing Wheeler Dealer, one of the five unique slot machines at the three dimensional casino site. This is the first progressive jackpot win at the new site. It was reset to $30,000 and has been increasing steadily ever since. If it’s anything like the jackpot at WinADay’s sister site,, it won’t be long before another player is celebrating a six-figure win.

“When I first discovered this 3D site I thought hey, this is different,” said the winner, still trying to believe her good fortune. “There’s something different about it alright! It made me a winner! This is the first time I’ve ever won any more than €50 and, mama mia, I can tell you, it feels fantastico!”

The second they arrive at the site, the experience is a totally new one for online casino players. Greeted at the door by the animated casino concierge, they are ushered into the main casino lobby where casino service staff help players choose between the five absolutely unique slots and video poker games waiting for them there. games are based on the latest instant-play, no-download Flash technology that allows designers to incorporate the rich media content that today’s online game players expect. There’s nothing for players to download or install – they are in the 3D casino lobby, ready to play, in seconds. All games are original, built using proprietary software, and only available at All games are tied to one progressive jackpot pool. has made good on its promise to continually add new games and has added two new slot machines, Heavenly Reels and Gold Boom, since launching. Heavenly Reels is a four pay line slot adorned with heavenly cherubs and with angel wings that appeals to strategic slots players since, after checking the results of the first spin, players can hold any or all of the reels on their second spin. With symbols that hearken back to gold rush days, Gold Boom is a 9-wheel, 6-pay line slot machine that offers free bonus spins and awesome payouts. A sixth game is expected within weeks.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lucky18Casino Named ‘Break Out Casino’ of the Year

Bluff Magazine Congratulates Online Casino for its Out-of- the-Envelope Approach

Ever since it burst onto the scene last year with an unheard of $1800 deposit bonus and $21K blackjack tournaments, Lucky18Casino has been turning online casino players’ heads. In its February issue, Britain’s popular poker magazine, Bluff Europe, recognizes the casino’s maverick character and names it the “Break Out Casino of the Year.”

“They’ve got a really slick site – excellent games, easy to navigate, open to US players,” said Philip Conneler of Bluff Europe. “But what really impressed us about Lucky 18 is the way they’ve just burst onto the scene with fresh ideas and a new approach.”

The article notes Lucky 18’s unprecedented deposit bonuses and even comments on the site’s cheeky purple colour scheme. But, a true card player, the writer zooms in on the upstart casino’s incredible BKJK Bowl blackjack tournament that will award a total of more than $50,000 in cash prizes by the end of the Grand Final coming up during Super Bowl week.

“As poker players who have honed our skills in grueling poker tournaments over the years,” reads the article, “Blackjack tournaments, with their reliance on position and strategy, are the way to go. Also, because we’re poker players, we can’t resist good value when we see it, and the Sunday night Weekly Bowls at Lucky 18 Casino offer just that.”

“This site does everything very well, and is easy and quick to navigate,” continues the review. “It’s also keen to stress that it is open to US players, in line with its mission to provide players with exclusive entertainment and the best odds in the business (better than Vegas remember). So, whether affiliate or intrigued poker player, we can safely recommend as the place to go to cut your online casino teeth and we declare it the Break Out Casino of the Year.”

Lucky18 Casino offers state-of-the-art games and millions in jackpots from Realtime Gaming (RTG), the only one of the major online casino software providers still open to US players. The biggest progressive jackpots available to US players -- Jackpot Pinata, Shopping Spree and Midlife Crisis -- are offered at Lucky 18. Lucky18Casino’s $1800 Deposit Bonus is the most generous anywhere and they provide toll-free telephone support 24-7 to players around the world including the U.S.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jadestone’s GamArena First Cash Skill Games In Italy

Bwin will offer Blackjack, Yatzy and Scarab Solitaire to Italian gamers

Jadestone Networks, the Nordic based online games owner and operator, today announced that its GamArena skill games – available through bwin Italy – are the first cash skill games to be legally offered in the Italian market.

“Italy is a high priority market for us, so we’re very happy that bwin acted quickly to pioneer cash skill games in that country,” said Tobias Nissen, Business Development Director at Jadestone. “This joint effort to roll out a new game service in full compliance with the Italian regulations represents a further expansion of our already successful partnership.”

Players can test their skills in a variety of games and in tournaments ranging from Yatzy to Scarab Solitaire. So far, Black Jack has been the clear favorite among Italian gamers. All in all, the reception by Italian players has been very encouraging with daily rakes well ahead of Jadestone Networks’ initial projections.

Slotland Pays Out $68,500 In Free Bonus Draws

2008 Winners Announced, Bonus Draw Program Continued in 2009

Dozens of Slotland players found an extra $500 to $15,000 deposited in their accounts this month as part of two annual bonus prize programs. gave away a total of $68,500 in free bonus draw prize money in 2008 and vows to do the same again in 2009. In random draws, the slots and video poker site will give away another $13,200 in prize money this year. And another $55,500 will once again be divided up among the casino’s top depositors. These prizes are over and above Slotland’s progressive jackpot that is hit for six-figures every six weeks or so and awarded nearly a million dollars in 2008.

For each deposit they make, Slotland players get one chance to win in the special end-of-the-year random draw. First prize is $5000 and second prize is $2000. A total of $13,500 is awarded to 20 lucky and often unsuspecting slot machine players.

In addition to the random draw, Slotland also has a prize pool of $55,500 to be awarded to their top 30 depositors each year. The player with the greatest total deposits for the year receives $15,000. Second and third highest depositors receive $10,000 and $5000

“Especially with the random draw the winners are often quite surprised they’ve won a bonus prize,” said Ondrej Tuma of “Some of the top depositors anticipate their year-end bonus but most of the random draw winners didn’t even know they were automatically entered when they made a deposit!”

A list of 2008 winners has just been posted at Many of these happy players are well known to their fellow players and to Slotland’s Customer Service staff since they have been playing at the slots and video poker site for years.

Friday, January 09, 2009

5 More $21K Blackjack Tournament Winners Advance to Super Bowl Week Grand Final

Players can still win seats or just buy-in for $21,000 BKJK Bowl Final, January 28th

The December BKJK Bowl Monthly Final at was yet another battle to the finish for a place at the $21,000 BKJK Bowl Grand Final coming up during Super Bowl week. Five more online blackjack players advanced to the $21K Final, January 28 at 6 pm GMT/10 pm EST.

The December Monthly Final was a typical shootout as everyone gunned for top places. Only three advanced from each table in the first level. The second level saw the elimination of many seasoned players like the infamous 'Harve' while newcomers like 'Bucs67' and 'Jef' seemed to get all the yummy cards.

Final table was anyone's game. Conservative play was the theme on this table as players were reluctant to make big bets to separate themselves from the pack. Going into the final hands, there was only a 700 chip difference between First and Last place.

“In the final round, I made a sizable bet, hoping to put myself into a better position,” said ‘Jef’ who was in next to last place going into the last hand. “What can I say? Luck was on my side!”

'Jef' pulled a soft 20 while the dealer showed a 6. The remaining players were dealt 17s or less. Conservative play remained the theme and, using basic strategy, all players stood. The dealer slammed down an 18, much to the dismay of all players except 'Jef' who slipped into the lead.

The top five players earned a free seat at the $21,000 BKJK Bowl and a share of the $2121 in blackjack tournament prize money. The five that advance and their winnings are:

1st Place - jef - $1,004.22
2nd Place - mandymoney - $597.75
3rd Place - easymoney - $358.65
4th Place – bucs67 - $215.19
5th Place – poser284 - $215.19

There is one more Monthly Final before the Grand Final. Then, like this month’s top five, the top five players in the January Monthly Bowl will advance to the Grand Final. Until then, there are three qualifiers each week for free seats at the weekly finals where free seats to the next monthly final can be won. But those that don’t win their way to the $21,000 BKJK Bowl Grand Final on January 28th can buy-in for $275. BKJK Bowl will award a total of more than $50,000 in cash prizes.

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Slots Site’s Re-launched Four Cast Game Offers 100X Pay Out

Card Prediction Game Tests Players Psychic Powers

Always listening, has incorporated player feedback in a new and improved version of one of their most popular games, Four Cast. The game has been re-worked to enable players to make it through four rounds for each game. Maximum payout has been increased as well and players can now win up to 100X their wager if they are able to predict the suit and value of all four cards dealt by the video poker style dealer.

Apart from the famous progressive jackpot tied to all of their 15 unique slot machines, FourCast has one of the biggest payouts available at Players can win as much as $8000 on a $20 bet. 100 X can become 400% if there’s a joker in the hand. Players hit Slotland’s famous progressive jackpot if they correctly predict all four cards and the cards are in four different suits. is an online casino that features only one-of-a-kind slot machines and video poker games. But Four Cast is actually neither. It’s a card prediction game that combines the thrills of cards and the quick, easy play of spinning slots in an exciting new game that challenges players’ psychic powers.

“You can play this game by yourself,” said Ondrej Tuma from “But this one is even more fun if you gather a couple of people around the computer and all try to predict the next card.”

All of Slotland’s games are “instant play” so there’s no downloading. And none of them are available at any other online casino. However, many of them are also available on mobile phones at Slotland’s mobile games site,

All of’s web and mobile games are tied into the same progressive jackpot that is hit for well over six figures about every six weeks. is one of the most trusted online gambling sites and has loyal players around the world, including the United States.

Jackpot Piñatas is Biggest Jackpot Available to US Players

Progressive Jackpot at Now Over $1,000,000

The only million dollar progressive jackpot available to US online casino players is still waiting to be won at where two other progressive jackpots are also approaching a million dollars.

Jackpot Piñatas is the largest online casino jackpot currently available to US players. After a $290K win just weeks after the Jackpot Piñatas slot machine was launched, it’s been more than a year since its progressive jackpot has been hit. It currently stands at over $1,093,000 and continues to increase with every spin.

“We were excited when Jackpot Piñatas first went over a million dollars a couple of weeks ago,” said manager Oliver Smith. “No one knows when the next spin will show five Bull Piñata symbols and make someone an instant millionaire, but a lot of players feel like it could happen any minute!”

Jackpot Piñatas is a twenty-line online slot machine with tacos, beautiful señoritas, fresh limes, roses and various piñatas on its reels. Its free spins, wild symbols, substitutes, and bonus game make the game a virtual fiesta. Five Bull Piñata symbols on any one of the paylines wins the progressive jackpot provided the player has wagered $0.25 per payline.

Two other progressive jackpots at are getting very close to a million dollars. The Midlife Crisis and Shopping Spree jackpots are currently over $910K. JackpotCapital’s most recent winner progressive jackpot winner was Cheryl B. of California who won $21K playing Crazy Dragon on December 30th. What a New Year Boost! offers over 300 exciting games, each with state-of-the art graphics and sound to provide a unique gaming experience. Not surprisingly, the most popular games at are the large selection of games tied to the site’s huge progressive jackpots. Just like the slot machines in Las Vegas that contribute to one big mega jackpot, everyone playing card games like Caribbean Hold´em, Caribbean Stud Poker, and Let ‘Em Ride, or spinning slot machines like Midlife Crisis, Shopping Spree, Light Speed, It’s Good to Be Bad, Crazy Dragon or The Shark are contributing to huge and growing progressive jackpots. is pleased to accept players from the United States. New customers are eligible to receive a 100% Match Up Bonus on their first deposit.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Cryptologic Launches New Spider-Man Game

CryptoLogic has launched a new three-game lineup that features the legendary Marvel Super Hero, Spider-Man, a new adventure slot game called Dragon Sword, and an enhanced version of Atlantic City Blackjack, one of the company’s most popular casino games.

The new games are now available to players at, and will be live on the sites of other CryptoLogic customers in the near future.

“At CryptoLogic, branded casino games are one of the pillars of our strategy, and today we extend our lead in this highly profitable segment even further,” said Brian Hadfield, CryptoLogic’s President and CEO. “CryptoLogic’s original Spider-Man slot game was one of our most successful games ever, and we have high hopes for these new games, which deliver a truly unique customer experience.”

Spider-Man Revelations
Players can battle the evil Doctor Octopus in this thrilling 25-line slot game featuring Marvel’s legendary super hero. One of the game’s bonus rounds challenges players to save a passenger during a transit tussle for the chance to win free spins or multipliers. Spidey senses will tingle at the three-level jackpot, multiple exciting bonus rounds and a chance to win 5,000 times a player’s original bet.

Dragon Sword
Players can follow a heroic knight into a dark, murky forest in search of his lost sword in this adventure-filled 25-line slot game, available exclusively from CryptoLogic. The game features a battle with a dragon in the bonus round and rewards from hidden treasures and random prizes. With a chance to win up to 6,000 their bet, this game will have players on the edge of their seats.

CryptoLogic’s new Casino Bonus Pack also features an enhanced version of Atlantic City Blackjack, one of the company’s most popular casino games. This version includes new and improved game features, such as auto-betting and auto-strategy functionality and enhanced graphics. The result is a new, dynamic presentation of this classic game that preserves the original game rules players know and love.

“CryptoLogic promised more innovative games, more often – and we take this commitment seriously,” said Justin Thouin, CryptoLogic’s Vice President, Product Management and Business Development. “Even with the most acclaimed Internet casino software on the market, CryptoLogic continues to break new ground, delivering exceptional experiences to players, and profits to our licensees.”

Boasting more than 200 games, CryptoLogic has one of the most comprehensive casino suites on the Internet today with games featuring some of the world’s most famous action and entertainment characters. CryptoLogic has earned rave reviews from industry peers and players alike, and in 2008 earned Gambling Online Magazine’s Top Casino Software award for the third consecutive year. Based on the votes of players around the world, it is widely considered the industry’s top honour.

CanAffco announces Reefer Poker as host of $5,000 Online Forum Challenge Freeroll January 10th

The Canadian Affiliate Management Company – – and online poker site announced today that the U.S. player-friendly poker site will host one of the largest forum Challenge events in recent history, the Online Forum Challenge’s "Really Really Big $5,000 Freeroll”

The tournament is free for all players and forums alike. Online poker players will compete for thousands of dollars – and bragging rights for their favorite forums – at the next Online Forum Challenge on Saturday, January 10, 2009. Sponsored by Reefer Poker, players will win their share of $5,000 in cash and prizes for themselves and their favorite online poker forum in a huge inter-forum challenge tournament. $2,000 in prizes will be awarded to the forums with the best performing players.

“Some of the very best online poker players use poker forums to improve their game,” said Jim “KrazyKanuck” Worth of Reefer Poker. “I am very excited to play in this tournament and see who the best player from the best forum is.”

"To be eligible for these events players must first be registered at Reefer Poker. Players must then pre-register at by 3:00pm EST on Thursday January 8th. Complete tournament details, including prizes and registration, are available at

Online Forum Challenge owner, Jason “Wolf” Rosenberg said, “As the premier facilitator of multi-forum events, we are very happy to be working with Reefer Poker and CanAffco again. We are excited to see which players and forums will win their share of $7,000 in cash and prizes.

In related news, the Bad Beat Jackpot on Reefer Poker is continues to reach new highs, with the jackpot now surpassing $860,000. In an industry first, Reefer Poker affiliates are set to earn a piece of this huge Bad Beat Jackpot!

“The Bad Beat Jackpot is smoking hot”, exclaimed Reefer Pokers’ Poker Room Manager Dave Ishere. “At Reefer Poker we want to award the affiliate(s) that send the jackpot winners to us with a slice of this action!”

It's simple! If a Reefer Poker player is tagged to an affiliate account and wins a portion of the Bad Beat Jackpot, then that affiliate will earn a percentage of that amount! With the "loser" of the hand set to earn over $300,000, this would mean a one percent, $3,000 bonus to them direct from Reefer Poker. This does not come out of the player's winnings.

With an average of 8 players on their Bad Beat tables, there are 8 chances for an affiliate to have one of their players win a portion of this jackpot, and that means 8 chances for them to win as well.

“This is a great tool to help affiliates promote and convert their members,” said Gian Perroni, President of CanAffco. “It’s a novel promotion, and one that is long overdue. It makes sense to me to ensure that affiliates can be recognized for their contribution in this way.”

Affiliates can register their new affiliate account instantly by visiting and registering, or by visiting