Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Intertops Gives Indianapolis Colts Slight Edge Over New Orleans Saints as NFL Season Begins This Weekend

World’s First Online Sportsbook Sending One Lucky NFL Bettor to Texas for Super Bowl XLV

intertops-nfl2010-160.jpgAs the final pre-season games conclude and the NFL season is about to begin, Intertops Sportsbook has posted odds favoring the Indianapolis Colts (+800) over last season’s champions the New Orleans Saints (+900) to take the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. To add to the fall football festivities every dollar wagered on NFL games at Intertops Sportsbook (beginning September 9th and throughout the NFL season) earns one entry in a free contest that will see one lucky player win a luxury trip to Texas to experience the excitement of Super Bowl XLV first hand.

“The Saints have the momentum of last year’s Super Bowl win”, said an Intertops spokesperson, “But the Colts were14-2 last year and they’re starting this season with a deep receiving corps and a solid running duo. And with Peyton Manning at the helm and elite pass-rushing ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney strengthening their defense, the bookmakers just seem to think they’ll be the ones to go all the way this year.”

For those whose crystal ball doesn’t look quite that far into the future, Intertops is offering a weekly Free Pool Competition. Throughout the NFL regular season players that correctly predict the winners of the week’s action will get tokens worth up to $100.

“You’ve got nothing to lose,” said the Intertops spokesperson. “And who couldn’t use an extra hundred bucks in their account!?”

Intertops took the first online sports bet ever, fourteen years ago, and is still one of the most popular and trusted online sportsbooks around the world. From the beginning it’s been famous for specializing in US major league sports.

The comprehensive sportsbook offers a full range of NFL betting propositions including special group bets on which team from a group of five Contenders (Baltimore, New England, New York Jets, Atlanta, San Francisco), Pretenders (New York Giants, Pittsburgh, Miami, Houston, Philadelphia) Hopefuls (Cincinnati, Tennessee, Arizona, Washington, Denver) and Hopeless (Seattle, Carolina, Jacksonville, Kansas, Oakland) will have the most regular season wins.

The Colts (+400) are favoured over the San Diego Chargers (+500) and the New England Patriots (+600) to win the AFC Championship game. For the NFC Championship, Intertops likes New Orleans (+450) over the Dallas Cowboys (+500) and Green Bay Packers (+550).

The NFL season kicks off September 9th in New Orleans as the Saints meet the Minnesota Vikings. Super Bowl XLV will be played on February 6, 2011 pitting the champions of the AFC and the NFC against each other. The game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This will be only the third time it will be held in Texas.

All new customers at Intertops receive a 25% bonus on their first deposit. Beginning today and throughout the NFL season opener weekend (ending September 12th), everyone can receive another 20% deposit (up to $100). Details are on the Special Offers tab at www.Intertops.com/sportsbook.

All NFL odds quoted are as of today and are subject to change.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Victory Poker Moves to Cake Network September 1st

Victory Poker, an online poker room that made its debut in February, will move to the Cake Network on September 1st. The Cake Poker Network features bounty tournaments, special promotions, and the ability to highlight Victory pros’ names in green - allowing them to be tracked by players and fans.

"I'm truly excited about the next chapter for Victory Poker,” stated Victory Poker CEO Dan Fleyshman. "Being on Cake will give our players access to a multitude of tournaments, cash games, and special promotions. Cake will ensure our players get to enjoy 20k to 100k guaranteed tournaments every day, as well as the new and exciting ‘Gold Chips/Gold Cards’ rewards systems.”

Since its inception, Fleyshman has recruited a healthy mix of tournament veterans, online name makers, and young cash game specialists to represent the site. Team Victory players include Antonio Esfandiari, Andrew "Good2CU" Robl, Keith "The Machine" Gipson, PLO specialist Brian Rast, Dan "Blitz" Bilzerian, 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Paul Wasicka, former World Poker Tour Player of the Year Jonathan “FieryJustice” Little, Lee Markholt, Danny "Chinese Poker Wizard" Wong, backgammon champion Sander Lylloff, heads-up specialist Alec “traheho” Torelli, Joel Nordkvist, Erik Backlund, virtual training coach David "The Maven" Chicotsky, Steven Weusten, James “Andy McLeod” Obst, and Adam Hourani. Retired FBI agent Joe Navarro and Mind Set Coach Sam Chauhan are signed as player consultants, with 2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Sara Underwood, completing the celebrity lineup.

The Cake Network is a leading online poker network specializing in providing innovative player rewards programs. Cake is licensed out of Curacao, Dutch Antilles and Malta, and accepts players on a worldwide basis.

Cake's Marketing Director Andrew Turner adds, "We are very excited to welcome Victory Poker to the Cake Network. Victory Poker is a great partner for us as they bring a strong brand with a diverse and eclectic group of players to the network.”

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Online Slots Player Taking Wife on Dream Vacation with $96,466 Jackpot

Leprechaun Luck slot machine one of 17 one-of-a-kind games at WinADayCasino.com

wad-leprechaunjackpot-160.jpgWinADayCasino.com had its second major jackpot winner of the summer when Glenn P. won $96,466 playing the new Leprechaun Luck slot machine last week. The winner, who’s been spinning the reels at WinADay practically since it was launched by Slotland.com, said he plans to take his wife on a dream vacation with his jackpot prize money.

“The first time I went to WinADay I thought, hmm, this is different. I’d played at a few online slots sites but I’d never seen anything like their unusual slot machines!” said Glenn P. “Then they just kept adding more new games so I just kept playing there. Who knew one day I’d hit a big jackpot like this!?”

All of the one-of-a-kind slots games at WinADayCasino.com are linked to one progressive jackpot which is why they increase in value so quickly. Although $96K is a nice win by anyone’s standards, it’s actually a little lower than the average jackpot win at WinADay which is about $150,000. The last big jackpot win was in June when a film student won over $200,000 playing the Jacks Show video poker game.

“Considering this player hit the jackpot playing Leprechaun Luck,” said WinADay manager Michael Hilary, “I hope he’s including Ireland on the big European vacation he told us he’d be taking with his winnings!”

Launched last St Patrick’s Day, Leprechaun Luck is a 5-reel, 31-payline slot machine adorned with shamrocks, rainbows and pots of gold. It features Wild and Double Wild symbols, a Cauldron bonus and an adventurous Bonus Game. Spinning five rainbows with a bet of at least $5 on the winning pay line, as Glenn P. did last week, wins the jackpot.

After adding a new European Roulette game, La Roulette, last month, WinADay now has 17 one-of-a-kind slot machines, video poker and roulette games. All games are instant-play so there’s no downloading or installation required.

This month WinADay’s Game of the Month is the Vegas Mania. Everyone that plays it is automatically entered in a draw for $500 in prize money and a chance to win a Dell Studio 15 laptop in a year-end draw.

The jackpot was reset to $30,000 after this win and has been increasing quickly since then.

For more online slots news see the Slotland News channel at YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/SlotlandNews.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sit & Go's, Ferrari and Red Hot Pit Girls at Red Hot Poker "Pokerplex" at Poker in the Park

Red Hot Poker adds more Sit & Go action to Poker in the Park alongside their Ferrari supercar

pip-redhot-160.jpgRed Hot Poker will be hosting a free Sit & Go poker marquee on September 2nd and 3rd at the Poker in the Park event in Leicester Square, London. The “Red Hot Pokerplex” will play host to a series of one hour, 50-player Sit & Go’s throughout the two-day event.

In addition, there will be a Red Hot Poker Ferrari on display at the Pokerplex throughout the event. Players will be able to enter a free draw or compete in The Fastest Lap competition to win the keys to the supercar for the day.

The poker tournament and Ferrari supercar are just some of the many attractions on offer over the two days, with DJs and the Red Hot Poker pit lane girls on hand to keep everyone fully entertained, the Red Hot Pokerplex will surely turn up the heat this September.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More Bang for Le Buck With Low Betting Option on WinADay's New European Roulette

New La Roulette European Roulette at WinADay Gives Players an Edge

was-laroulette-160.jpgWinADayCasino’s new five-wheel roulette game, Roulette 5, has been so popular since it launched in April that the popular slots and video poker site has added another new Roulette game to its online casino games room. The new La Roulette has a “low bet” option that can give players more bang for le buck.

La Roulette is like Roulette 5 but since it is played by European Roulette rules, there is no double-zero like in American Roulette. Having only one zero gives a slight edge to players since each spin has a 1 in 37 chance of landing on any one number rather than 1 in 38.

With La Roulette’s new low betting option, players can place bets as low as $.10. On any spin, they can bet on one, two, three, four or all five wheels.

Until recently WinADayCasino.com offered only slots and video poker games. Since adding Roulette and Keno the online casino has noticed that its players sometimes like a change of pace.

“There’s no doubt that our players’ favourite games are slot machines like Vegas Mania, Slot-o-matic and the new Tropical Treat,” said WinADayCasino.com manager Michael Hilary, “but even players that usually stick with just one or two favourite slot machines seem to like taking a break from slots to play some Roulette or Keno once in awhile.”

To encourage players to try the new La Roulette, WinADayCasino is making two special offers. All players that play 10 or more rounds on La Roulette between August 19th and 25th will be automatically entered in a free bonus draw. Five randomly chosen players will each receive a $200 bonus and another five will each receive $100.

WinADayCasino.com wants to know what players think about the new game and is asking them to send their feedback on La Roulette to support@winadaycasino.com. The best five testimonials will also each receive $75 in their account.

This month WinADayCasino’s Game of the Month is the Vegas Mania slot machine. Everyone that plays it is automatically entered in a monthly draw for $500 in prize money and a chance to win a Dell Studio 15 laptop in a year-end draw.

Liv Boeree -- Model, Astrophysicist and Poker Champ -- to Cut the Opening Ribbon at Poker in the Park

EPT’s most glamourous champion to kick off world’s biggest poker festival

pip-liv_boeree-160.jpgModel and poker champion Liv Boeree will cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of Poker in the Park on 2nd September, 2010. Liv will declare the world’s biggest poker fair officially open at 4pm on Thursday, so for early birds there’ll be plenty of opportunities for photos and autographs.

Liv rocked the poker world last May when she won the EPT San Remo Main Event for a cool £1 million. A woman of many parts, as well as a model and TV presenter, Liv is also an astrophysics graduate and heavy metal guitarist. Her career live tournament cashes currently exceed £1,930,000.

In its fourth year, Poker in the Park expects to attract 20,000 poker fans over two days, and will fill London’s Leicester Square with sit-n-go poker tournaments running around the clock, lectures from big name pros, tuition tents, stalls selling the latest poker merchandise and much much more.

Friday, August 13, 2010

$148,000 Jackpot Win Has Slotland Player Counting Her Lucky Stars

After inching up slowly all summer, progressive jackpot reached highest in months

slotland-jackpot-stars-160.jpgOne of the oldest and most popular slot machines at one of the oldest and most popular online slots site has produced a $148,711 progressive jackpot winner. A player who only started spinning the reels at Slotland.com three years ago hit the massive jackpot playing the Lucky Stars slot machine.

“I’m so excited I can't think straight,” said the winner, known as SOUTHBELLE. “I’m sure not used to having that kind of spending money so I really don’t know what I’ll do with it! I’m terrible for spoiling my family. Can’t help it! So I’ll have some fun with this that’s for sure. First though, my brother has been going through some tough times lately so I’m going to help him with some of the bills that have piled up.”

Lucky Stars is a five-payline slot machine game giving five chances of winning. Each payline which has a bet placed on it can win. Its "Hold" feature appears randomly during play and there is a special bonus round multiplying all wins by 10. Although Lucky Stars is one of the oldest and most popular games at Slotland, it hasn’t had a big progressive jackpot winner since December 2007.

“People play a little less in the summer so the progressive hasn’t increased as fast as it has shot up a few times in the past,” said Slotland Manager Michael Hilary. “But it was worth waiting for I’d say! Last fall it was getting hit pretty well monthly so we weren’t seeing six-figure jackpots like this. We had a $168,476 winner in May but other than that this is our biggest win since last October.”

All of the slots at Slotland are tied to the same jackpot. Every time a player plays max bet on any of these games, some of the wager goes into the progressive jackpot pool. Hitting the right combination with a max bet placed wins the progressive jackpot. In Lucky Stars, a max bet is only $2. If five bars appear on a line with a $2 bet, the jackpot is won.

“I like playing Lucky Stars because there’s a bit of slots strategy involved,” said the winner. “When you get the ‘hold’ feature you have to decide whether or not to keep what you’ve got or take your chances on another spin. Bonus rounds multiply wins so if I feel like I’m close to hitting one I like to make sure I’m betting max to make the most of it.”

Slotland.com currently features 15 one-of-a-kind slot machines and video poker games. Four of the most popular games, including Lucky Starsd, are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. Slotland’s games do not require any downloading or installation as they are all instant play casino games. Some are now available in Flash format with improved graphics and sound.

The jackpot at Slotland was reset to $50,000 after this win. At Slotland’s sister casino WinADayCasino.com, whose games are accessible from the Slotland games lobby, the jackpot is currently over $85K.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Poker Players Can Buy-in for Less by Purchasing Credits at New Penny Auction Site

Poker enthusiasts will be able to bid a little and win a lot at Bidibot.com

A brand new ‘penny auction’ site, Bidibot.com, for action hungry poker and casino players has been launched. Players will have a new way to get their hands on poker and casino credits and will give them a more cost efficient route to some top online poker tournaments by avoiding satellites. It’s the most sure-fire way to win, in poker, for less.

The concept is simple. Once at bidibot.com, players bid on auctions such as poker tournament packages, poker or casino chips and credit. Players can place as many bids as they like until the auction is over.

For example – let’s say a player is interested in $500 credit on Betfair Poker. They enter the auction, which starts at $0.00 with a countdown timer of approximately five minutes. Each bid in the auction is set at a fixed price of $0.01 and every time a bid is placed, 30 seconds is added to the countdown timer. When the timer hits 0, the last person to bid wins the auction item – so $500 credit on Betfair Poker can be theirs for as little as 1 cent.

Bidibot.com’s penny auction concept not only offers real value for money, it will provide online poker players with the kind of opportunities and packages that they are unable to access elsewhere at such discount costs.

John Tabatabai, CEO of Bidibot comments: “Just as eBay found a new way for people to access discount goods, bidibot.com has stripped away the financial barriers that prevent many poker players from developing their game and playing in higher stakes events.”

London Poker Leagues Sponsor Poker in the Park Tournaments

Europe’s biggest poker festival unveils tournament schedule with the UK’s Top Poker Leagues

Poker in the Park 2010 has teamed up with some of the country’s leading poker leagues in unveiling its two-day tournament schedule. The annual poker festival, which takes place on September 2nd and 3rd, will play host to a series of poker league-sponsored tournaments under the canvas of its renowned Poker Domes that will promote the game at its grassroots level.

Event organiser Michael Caselli said, “Right from the very first Poker in the Park, it was our intention to support the game at its grassroots level and we’re delighted this year to be partnering with so many familiar leagues, as well as welcoming some new faces to the table.”

The poker leagues involved in this year’s festival include the Masters Poker League, London Poker Meetup, Redtooth Poker, BLAPO, The Royal Surrey, London Poker Circuit, Poker in the Pub, Get Noticed, Champions, Nuts Poker League and The Poker Tree.

More information about these events can be found at www.pokerinthepark.com.

Poker in the Park is now in its fourth year and is spearheading the month-long London Poker Festival, featuring 100+ events and over £12 million in poker tournament prizes taking place at various venues across the Capital throughout September.

Poker in the Park League Tournaments Timetable

Thursday 2nd September
17:30 - 19:30 - Masters Poker League
18:30 - 20:30 - London Poker Meetup
19:30 - 21:30 - Redtooth Poker
20:30 - 21:30 - BLAPO

FRIDAY 3rd September
13:30 - 15:30 - The Royal Surrey
14:30 - 16:30 - London Poker Circuit
15:30 - 17:30 - Poker in the Pub
16:30 - 18:30 - Get Noticed
17:30 - 19:30 - Champions
18:30 - 20:30 - Nuts Poker League
19:30 - 21:30 - The Poker Tree

More information about tournaments and events at the 2010 London Poker Festival and a full events schedule is available at www.pokerinthepark.com.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Full London Poker Festival Calendar Now Online

The London Poker Festival's calendar of events -- over 100 events and over £12 million in live, land-based scheduled tournament prizes throughout September -- is now live online at www.BritishPokerFestival.com featuring.

Major dates during the festival include August 30th, when the WPT London Poker Classic opens at Mayfair's Palm Beach Casino. Following that, the world's largest poker fair, Poker in the Park (www.pokerinthepark.com), takes place on the 2nd and 3rd of September in Leicester Square. Following the WPT at The Palm Beach Casino is the English Poker Open, starting on the 11th of September. September 13th will see the British poker community's first poker awards at The British Poker Awards taking place at the Fox Poker Club. On September 14th, the Casino at the Empire hosts the World Series of Poker Europe.

Throughout the entire month-long London Poker Festival, there will be additional tournaments, cash games, parties, charity events, educational lectures and other various hospitality events for poker players to attend throughout London. There are, of course, tournaments and cash games to suit all pockets on each day of the festival at over a dozen participating card rooms throughout the city, and poker enthusiasts are invited to attend all the listed public events.

Festival brochures can be obtained in September issues of Bluff Europe Magazine and Poker Europa Magazine and at participating card rooms. Otherwise, events can be viewed online at www.BritishPokerFestival.com

The London Poker Festival brings the local poker community and visiting players a full calendar of events throughout September. The London Poker Festival is Europe's largest poker festival.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

World's First and Only Live Online Casino Celebrates Five Years Dealing Cards Live from the Fitzwilliam Casino & Card Club in Dublin

dublinbet-160.jpgDublinBet.com, where you can play online casino games in an actual LIVE casino from the comfort of your home, is celebrating its fifth birthday. To mark this impressive milestone, the casino is giving away money every day in August and September. In total, DublinBet is awarding over €27,000 in daily cash prizes in their Live & Five deposit bonus promotion.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply make a single deposit of €100, then wager just €200 in DublinBet’s game of the day, and you'll automatically be entered into daily prize draws for the remainder of the month. You can win up to €200 every day, plus up to €400 on special bonus days for the next two months. Once again, DublinBet affiliates are also being rewarded for advertising the promotion.

At DublinBet customers can watch the casino floor live from their own home and can bet in real time in live casino games happening within the popular Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club in Dublin.

Established in 2005, DublinBet attracts an international customer base and has built up a strong reputation within the industry for its excellent gaming experience, customer service and speed of payments to customers and affiliates.

“We are delighted to be celebrating our fifth birthday and it is hoped that this promotion will generate new customers for DublinBet and also reward the loyal players that have made this achievement possible. This will be the last promotion run under the current DublinBet brand identity ahead of the launch of our new look website which is being unveiled in October at the Budapest Affiliate Conference," said Grant Fraser of DublinBet.