Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ChipMeUp and Asian Poker Tour’s Poker Pack Announce Collaboration

Leading poker staking website, www.chipmeup.pokernews.com, 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 (http://www.tswf.com.au/). 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 WinADay.com 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, Slotland.com, 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 WinADay.com 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.

WinADay.com 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 WinADay.com. All games are tied to one progressive jackpot pool.

WinADay.com 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.