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SCOOP returns this weekend – Online Casino News

April 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Isle Of Man-licensed PokerStars.com, one of the world’s largest online poker rooms, has announced that the second annual Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) will begin this Sunday.

PokerStars.com awarded over $40 million in cash over the course of 22 events last year with the SCOOP’s trio of main events featuring buy-ins of $100, $1,000 and $10,000 being won by online competitor ‘JannotLapin’ followed by Team Poker Stars professionals JC Alvarado and Jude Ainsworth.

This year, the SCOOP will be even bigger with 38 events featuring buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $25,500 and festivities are set to commence on May 3 with a six-handed tournament and a two-day no-limit hold’em tournament. Over the following weeks, PokerStars.com will offer at least two daily tournaments before ending with a two-day main event from five o’clock in the afternoon New York time on May 16.

“The amount of competition available is just incredible and this year’s SCOOP schedule should provide at least a little bit of something interesting for all players no matter what game they prefer or at what stakes level they’re most comfortable,” said Bryan Slick from PokerStars.com.

“In terms of buzz, of course the high-stakes main event is generating a lot of excitement due to its five million dollar guarantee and the fact that we’re guaranteeing one million dollars to the tournament champion. Someone’s life is going to change at the conclusion of that event and others and that’s really exciting.”

This year’s SCOOP will also feature new events including the Ante Up tournament in which the blinds will remain the same while antes increase alongside a turbo fixed-limit hold’em event. PokerStars.com revealed that there will be 20 no-limit hold’em events including heads-up, re-buy, shootout and four-handed play competitions. In addition, fans of mixed games will be able to enjoy stud, Badugi, Omaha, triple draw, horse, stud high-low, razz and eight-game tournaments.  

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Clegg election odds shorten – Online Casino News

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

In the UK, the odds on the Liberal Democrats winning the most seats in the upcoming general election have dramatically fallen following party leader Nick Clegg’s performance in a pair of recent televised debates.

Last week, the Liberal Democrats were listed at odds of 80/1 by ExtraBet.com to win the most seats in the May 6 election but this has now fallen with WilliamHill.com showing 11/1.

Only slightly longer, Coaral.co.uk is offering odds of 12/1 that the Liberal Democrats will become the next ruling party while StanJames.com, SkyBet.com, BetFred.com, PaddyPower.com and StanJames.com show them at 14/1.

The Liberal Democrats last held power in 1922 but ToteSport.com, BoyleSports.com, Ladbrokes.com and VictorChandler.com are offering 16 /1 on success in 2010 while 888.com and BlueSq.com have them at 18/1.

At the far end of the spectrum, SportingBet.com is going with odds of 22/1 that 43-year-old Clegg will become the UK’s next Prime Minister while WBX.com and BetDaq.com show 30/1 with Betfair at 33/1.

The front-runner for next month’s election remains David Cameron from the Conservative Party with BoyleSports.com and SportingBet.com offering odds of 1/5 on a blue majority in the next Parliament.

The Conservative Party has been out of power since 1997 and is counting on 43-year-old Cameron to help it win a majority of the 650 seats on offer in the House Of Commons. Bettors can get odds of 2/9 from Expekt.com, SkyBet.com and Bwin.com on the ‘Tories’ being the majority party come May 7 while WBX.com shows 23/100 followed by BetFred.com, Bet365.com, VictorChandler.com, StanJames.com, BetDaq.com, BlueSq.com, 888Sport.com, Bodog.com, Coral.co.uk, Betfair.com and Ladbrokes.com with 1/4.  

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Mega Moolah Jackpot A Gem For Microgaming Players – 04-28-10

April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

April 28 – Since its launch in November 2006, the game has paid out over 44 million Euros across all four jackpot levels, Mega, Major, Maxi and Mini. The Mega Moolah jackpot has been hit five times over 12.3 million Euro. The biggest single payment was a staggering 6.37 million Euros.

Over 20 million Euros has been paid out to over a quarter of a million players on the Maxi level jackpot alone, and the Major Millions MegaSpin jackpot was hit recently, with Ladbrokes player ‘Arthur M’ winning over 310,000 Euros; again paid out in a single payment.

Microgaming progressive jackpot have paid out a combined total of an enormous 276 million Euros.

The jackpot is paid in the currency that it is played in. Mega Moolah has four jackpot levels: Mega , which pays out a top prize of at least a 1,000,000; Major, which starts at 10,000; followed by Maxi which starts at 100. The Mini Moolah starts at 10. This four levels jackpot system is unique. The smaller jackpots are paid out much more frequently than is found with other progressive jackpots; so it’s not just big winners who benefit.

According to Mike Hebden, Head of Casino, Microgaming: "We have been delighted by the success of Mega Moolah since its launch and its unique design and in–game features have proved tremendously popular with a wide range of players. Innovation has always been at the heart of what we do and we are committed to providing market leading software that continues to engage with players and push the boundaries of what a progressive slot can do."

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NeoGames latest scratchcard offerings – Online Casino News

April 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Leading electronic scratchcard provider NeoGames International Limited has announced the launch of a pair of new online games, Spy Comics and Master Mix.

Malta-based NeoGames is the firm behind popular scratchcard websites Scratch2Cash and Hopa.com and revealed that the new pair have been localised and translated into 18 languages to meet the needs of its global client base.

Spy Comics is a traditional game based on the authentic styling and feel of the established offline version with NeoGames stating that the new title enhances its extensive platform of scratch and instant-win contests in addition to serving as an additional offering to its partners’ local brands.

For its part, Master Mix was inspired by the offline Mastermind game and is NeoGames’ first ten-line scratchcard title. It consists of ten separate rows with each containing four balls and challenges players to match one selected row to that produced by the dealer.  

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Premiere for new online casino – Online Casino News

April 26, 2010 Leave a comment

A new Malta-licensed online casino has launched at Jackpot-Games.com offering over 80 instant-play titles including 25 video slot games and eight jackpot slots alongside blackjack, roulette and video poker.

The new online casino is powered by software from Swedish firm Net Entertainment and is also set to offer players virtual horseracing, bingo, keno and games based on Texas hold’em.

“We’ve brought together a team of gaming professionals to build a new and exciting casino product to rival any,” said Ramon Azzopardi, Casino Manager for Jackpot-Games.com.

“Players will experience first-class games and bonuses that will entertain and reward throughout a player’s time at the casino.”

Using cutting-edge Flash-based technology, Azzopardi stated that Jackpot-Games.com is able to embed entertainment throughout the new site to offer games in just one click and make it ‘a truly seamless casino experience’.

“We’re confident Jackpot-Games.com will be the first choice casino for Net Entertainment players,” said Azzopardi.

“The focus is very much on complete entertainment with promotions designed to reward instantly, fairly and indefinitely including a double-your-money sign-up bonus, loyalty points, a monthly refill bonus and more,” said Aaron O’Sullivan, Marketing Manager for Jackpot-Games.com.

“With new, exciting products on the way too, players can be assured of a varied and always fresh casino experience with real edge at Jackpot-Games.com.”  

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Slots.com auction set for next week – Online Casino News

April 26, 2010 Leave a comment

It has been confirmed that one of the most eagerly awaited domain name auctions will take place next Wednesday 28th April 2010. The Slots.com domain is on offer with those groups interested in getting hold of what could be a potentially very lucrative name having until this Friday to register their interest.

Organisers of the auction haven’t revealed how much they expect to make from the sale but the Poker.org domain name, which was sold earlier this year, went for $1m.  

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FTOPS XVI is underway – Online Casino News

April 25, 2010 Leave a comment

The 16th edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) from FullTiltPoker.com began on Friday and is promising to pay out a total of $18 million in prizes spread over 30 events.

FTOPS is one of the world’s largest recurring online poker tournament series and its previous instalment awarded $17 million in total prize money spread across 27 events running from February 10 to 24.

Alderney-licensed FullTiltPoker.com stated that FTOPS XVI will run until May 2 while the subsequent Mini FTOPS tournament is scheduled to start on May 7 before finishing nine days later.

FTOPS XVI is featuring a wide variety of tournament types including shoot-out, knock-out, turbo and super turbo events while every competition is set to be hosted by a Full Tilt Poker pro. There will be a two-day game beginning on May 1 promising a guaranteed prize pool of two million dollars while the main event will feature a pot containing three million dollars.

In addition, four other events guaranteeing at least one million dollars in total prizes have been scheduled including tonight’s $1,060 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event from nine o’clock New York time.

The tournament series is also offering a tournament leaderboard challenge with the overall top finisher set to win a custom-made avatar. In addition, the victor will receive their buy-ins for every event at FTOPS XVII with the exception of the two-day competition.  

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