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Sports Betting Outfit Bwin Broadcasts FIBA World Championship 2010 Live

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Bwin, one of the world’s leading listed online gaming providers and global FIBA sponsor is set to provide live broadcasts of all 80 games to be played at the world basketball championship in Turkey from 28 August to 12. September 2010.

“With more than 10,000 live streams a year, bwin offers registered customers a unique diversity of sports broadcasts”, says Stefan Wukovitsch, who is in charge of Product Management Betting at bwin.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer bwin customers all games of the basketball world championship for the first time”, Wukovitsch added.

Along with live broadcasts customers of the betting outfit get an exclusive expert opinion from the bwin sponsoring partner stars of Benetton Treviso. These video forecasts can be viewed at bwin.com/fiba.

Latest Betting Odds – World Basketball Championship

USA 1.45, Spain 5.00, Greece 11.00, Turkey 21.00, Serbia 23.00, Argentina 26.00, Brasil 26.00, France 41.00, Lithuania 51.00, Slovenia 51.00. Continue..

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Online betting still legal in South Africa…maybe

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Okay, this much we know about online gambling in South Africa. The North Gauteng High Court says that online casinos are illegal. The Gauteng Gambling Board agrees and plans to have any violators arrested. Many online casinos, such as Piggs Peak, disagree and are appealing the decision. The GGB says that the country’s laws about online gambling are crystal clear while Piggs Peak says that they will resume online gambling operations in the country once the confusion is resolved. So obviously somebody is wrong.

Here’s another interesting variable, though. Online betting is perfectly legal there. As if to confuse things further, today Powerbet Gaming spoke up and reminded the world that their enterprises are completely legal and sanctioned by the government.

Powerbet Gaming released a statement that said that “there is considerable confusion among members of the public, banking institutions and the media regarding the legal position of online gambling and betting in South Africa.” Okay, I definitely agree so far. They then went on to say that the online gambling that is banned is online casino games. However, sports betting and online bookmaking “has been offered legally in South Africa for several years, within a well-established legal framework, and administered by provincial and national boards.”

The reason Powerbet wants to make it clear that online betting is legal in South Africa is that they are the parent company of Voltbet.com, an online betting site that is based in South Africa and licensed by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. According to Powerbet Gaming, there is no legal ban on placing a bet with Voltbet or similar companies.

If you’re confused then that would put you in the majority. To me, the only thing that seems clear is that nothing is really clear. Isn’t government regulation and bureaucracy great?

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Ivey Cruises to $327k Victory

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Phil Ivey was busy crushing online player deprimiert in the high stakes games on Full Tilt Poker last night.

Ivey waged all-out war on deprimiert as the pair played 451 hands of $2,000/$4,000 Limit Hold’em.

deprimiert, who is rumored to be a German Limit specialist, has been playing a lot of high stakes Limit Hold’em against Ivey and prior to last night was actually up $261,000.

Ivey seemed to figure him out last night, however, as the Team Full Tilt pro smashed his way to a $327k win.

It was the cherry on the cake for Ivey who had the best online poker record out of anyone in August with $2.06 million earned.

Other big winners during the month of August included Dan “jungleman12” Cates, who made $1.1 million (the majority from the durrrr Challenge), Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond ($904,413), Tom “durrrr” Dwan ($737,208) and harrington25 ($729,000).

The biggest loser shouldn’t come as a huge surprise as Gus “Great Dane” Hansen had an absolutely catastrophic August with nary a winning session. By the time the final dollar had been tabulated Hansen lost $2.8 million in the last month of summer.

Also finishing well in the red were NEKOTYAN (-$946,000), David Oppenheim (-$846,374) and Patrik Antonius (-$815,339).

Thanks to Phil Ivey’s exceptional August, he’s finally passed Tom Dwan as the biggest winner in 2010. Ivey has $3.8 million in profit while Dwan, feeling the pressure from Dan “jungleman12” Cates in the durrrr Challenge 2 is down to $3.7 million.

Here’s a couple of the biggest pots from the Phil Ivey/deprimiert battle last night. Be sure to check out our online poker stats section for more information.

 

deprimiert flushes Ivey.

 

Unstoppable Ivey.

 

Categories: Online Poker

New Online Casino Brings USA Players To The Old West

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The Real Time Gaming software has once again been branded under a new licensing, this time with a theme reminiscent of the old west. This new casino, High Noon Casino, has recently opened its doors and begun to accept USA players.

High Noon Casino, established by the Club World Brand, has brought big bonuses and an extensive list of games to the players who would join it. New payment processors have incorporated the best USA Casino Deposit Methods, all to make the games operate much smoother.

High Noon Casino has joined the RTG Network, which has already set their progressives as high as the rest of the RTG casinos. They have also already established big bonuses, both sign up bonuses and continual promotions. Thousands of dollars are available for those who would join, including a no deposit bonus.

Real Time Gaming casinos do not typically provide their players with a no deposit bonus but High Noon has gone ahead and offered their players a no deposit bonus. A free $60 chip can be awarded to those players who would accept it.

Though this casino has just opened, it is slated to provide players with a revolutionary new gaming experience. Their commitment to gaming has made it so even finding their bonuses is a mini-game, though the real fun begins with their slots, table games, and much more.

Categories: Online Gambling

Mega Moolah Jackpot Hits

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

September 2 – This is definitely one summer time a lucky online casino slot games player will never forget!

The as-of-yet unidentified player visited the Microgaming powered Blackjack Ballroom online casino and tried his luck on the Mega Moolah Summertime online slots game.

Summertime is part of the Mega Moolah jackpot network, which sees the prize pool of these games reach incredible heights each time the game is played.

With a jackpot that begins at one million dollars, it is easy to understand how the prize sum rises so fast.

The player at Blackjack Ballroom casino was stunned to find himself the winner of the progressive jackpot, and will take home a staggering $4,170,128!

Interest in the Mega Moolah games has been at its peak since the jackpot passed the $4 million mark a few days ago, and players have been visiting their favourite Microgaming casinos to try out their luck.

It is expected that we will soon learn about the identity of the thrilled new winner, and his reactions to the huge windfall.

However, in the meantime, players are flocking to sites once more to try and become the latest winner.

The jackpot on Mega Moolah has already climbed to $1.5 million, which means that this slot game never rests!

Online casinos such as Blackjack Ballroom have been rewarding their players with promotions and prizes in a bid to get them to play Mega Moolah, but with a jackpot this size, that keeps hitting and hitting, it seems that players don’t need much more encouragement!

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Blackjack tournaments at Jackpot City Casino

August 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Blackjack tournaments are a good way for players to combine the exciting tournament action you normally find for online slots and poker with the fun and strategy of online blackjack. Though many online casinos don’t hold them, Jackpot City Casino holds blackjack tournaments every day.

Jackpot City holds both scheduled tournaments and Sit & Go tournaments for their blackjack events. The Sit & Go tournaments are smaller events and they can begin at any time. Those tournaments start as soon as five people join the table. The Sit & Go blackjack tournaments vary in price and they have entry fees that can be $2, $5, $10 or $20. Likewise, the prize pools are small compared to the scheduled tournaments, but they usually range from $9 to $90.

The scheduled blackjack tournaments at Jackpot City Casino are more organized and start at a pre-determined time. Sine if those are freeroll tournaments, which have no entry fee. Those free blackjack tournaments have a $50 prize pool, with the first-place finisher winning $20. Winning a free blackjack tournament won’t exactly make you rich, but what do you want for nothing? It’s a good amount of money for the fun of playing a blackjack tournament while spending no money.

Some of the scheduled blackjack tournaments do have entry fees, though. Those entry fees can range from $3 to $10. Like with the Sit & Go tournaments, the larger the entry fee is, the larger the prize pool is. Prize pools for the paid blackjack tournaments range from $42 to $140. Those tournaments can have up to 250 players, so you may face tough competition.

To take part in the various blackjack tournaments available each day, visit Jackpot City Casino.

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Gamblers Head To Online Casinos After UFC 118 Results

August 28, 2010 Leave a comment


James Toney
It was a busy Saturday evening for gamblers who follow the UFC and also like to play at online casinos. After the UFC 118 results were in, bettors turned their attention back to the online casinos for their action.

International gamblers have caught on to the UFC fighting phenomenon that has swept across the US. Now, in addition to the regulated online casinos, gamblers in Europe can enjoy placing some money on the mixed martial arts events.

On Saturday that meant UFC 118. The main event featured Frankie Edgar and B.J Penn. The latter was looking to get revenge, but it was Edgar that got the best of his opponent again in a unanimous decision, with identical scores of 50-45 on each card.

The other featured match of the evening had Randy Couture fighting against James Toney. Toney is a former boxer that was making his return to fighting in the octagon instead of the ring. Couture took care of Toney easily, winning in the first round.

Sports books have been receiving more action on the sport of MMA over the past couple of years. The pay-per view events sell out all across the world, and President Dana White does as good a job of promoting his sport as any executive in the country.

After the matches, gamblers who made some extra cash during the fights turned their attention back to online casinos. Online poker is receiving similar attention to MMA these days, with cash games and tournaments running all day long at online sites.

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