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Pokerstars retreats from Washington State citing Rousso case ruling

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The recent finding in the Washington Supreme Court that went against a constitutional appeal by PPA member Lee Rousso against the state’s draconian anti-online gambling laws is causing industry waves. This week the world’s largest online poker provider, Pokerstars, announced that it would no longer offer real money poker to residents of Washington state following the court’s ruling.

Pokerstars issued a statement explaining its decision as follows:

“PokerStars today announced that it would cease providing real-money poker to residents of Washington State.

“To date, PokerStars has operated in Washington on the basis of legal opinions where the central advice was that the state could not constitutionally regulate Internet poker, or at least could not discriminate in favor of local cardrooms and against online sites.

“Last week, however, the Washington Supreme Court for the first time rejected that position and upheld the state’s Internet gaming prohibition.

“In light of this decision, following extensive consultation with our legal advisors, we believe that the right course of action is to now block real money play by Washington residents on the PokerStars site.

“This policy will remain in effect until the law changes or subsequent legal challenges succeed. Our decision to block real money play in Washington does not affect the balance of funds in customer accounts, which remain completely safe. Our payment services team continues to be available to Washington State residents to assist with cashout requests.

“We regret this decision, which will no doubt disappoint our customers in Washington State. However, in all of the jurisdictions where we operate, we are committed to making responsible decisions that are based on a full and considered understanding of the most up-to-date legal advice.

“PokerStars remains supportive of passing sensible Internet poker regulation in the United States that will provide much-needed tax revenues and formalize consumer protections. PokerStars operates under those conditions, complying with rigorous licensing regimes, for its worldwide operations in the Isle of Man (UK), and for local operations in Italy, France and Estonia.”

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UB Poker Presents The Perfect Play

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

It's a month long smorgasbord of 31 days filled with contests and micro-stakes tourneys during October in UB Poker's Perfect Play. Highlight is put on the low-limit online poker players in this Perfect Play that compliments the whole package.  With the return of the Perfect 10 and the launch of the completely new Perfect 3, players with smaller bankrolls will find over $100,000 in Tournament Leaderboard (TLB) prize money.  Included in the Perfect Play package is a Perfect Play double (you have to appreciate 'double' although we believe it was originally meant for ice cream cones, it works very well in poker promotions) loyalty rewards points on designated Cash Game Tables; Perfect Play Deposit Bonus; and more.  UB Poker dishes out the rewards for all existing and new players and this is a perfect example.

The emphasis of the Perfect Play is to give you mega opportunities to improve your game and your bankroll by shooting at a piece of TLB Prize Money – just by playing – and you will find 10 No Limit Holdem tournaments have been added to the schedule every day in October, running every hour, starting on the half hour, with a $10+$1 buy-n to the Perfect 10. The Perfect 3 keeps the competition running by adding 10 extra tournaments a day that run alongside each of the Perfect 10 events but these beauties have a buy in of $3 + $0.30.  Check all of them out, that's an additional 620 tournaments waiting for you that are affordable but still offer big pay-outs.

Getting into more great news you'll find that both Perfect 10 and Perfect 3 players are automatically in competition to win $60,000 in TLB prizes in the $10 level, and $20,000 in TLB prizes in the $3 level buy-ins. And UB Poker will also award the Perfect Player Bonus to one overall champion with the most combined TLB points across both buy-in levels  – that’s an additional $2,500 that beefs up the bankroll nicely.  There are Weekly Leaderboard cash prizes available also and you don't have to be a tournament player to reap the rewards.  Get ready for the Perfect Cash Games – those include No Limit and Pot Limit (limits ranging up to and including$0.05-$0.10) and Fixed Limit (limits ranging up to and including $0.10-$1.20) ring games where you receive Double Loyalty Points.

From the mouth of Joe Sebok : "Always looking to improve when we’re on to a good thing, the ‘Perfect Play’ builds  on the popular Perfect 10 promo that we debuted earlier this year.” Sebok continues, “Making it super accessible to more players, with more players sharing in the massive prize money is our ultimate goal, and our ‘Perfect Play’ is going to be sick. We’re fired up about it."

Don't wait to get started, today is day 1 of the beginning of a great October – even more reason to download UB Poker and take advantage of the Perfect Play Deposit Bonus.

Categories: Online Poker

Microgaming Powered Online Casinos Pumping Out Jackpot Wins

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment


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It has been a busy week for Microgaming powered online casinos, and the large amounts of slot players enjoying the casinos have seen their equals winning jackpots in that time. Microgaming powered online casinos have been pumping out slot jackpots through the past weekend and into the new week.

Mega Moolah Major was the latest of the big slot jackpots when it was hit yesterday. The jackpot paid one lucky player $22,396. The popular slot also paid out $15,000 three days ago, almost $40,000 five days ago, and $36,076 six days ago.

Fruit Fiesta paid out to the tune of $36,749, and Wowpot won a gambler $17,446. These two jackpots were both hit on Saturday. It had been over two weeks since the most recent Wowpot jackpot. The increase in wins has many people considering their options of where to play.

“I like to play the Mega Moolah slots because I can play at different denominations and still have a chance to hit a portion of the jackpots,” said one online gamer. “Right at the end of the summer is usually when I do best, so I’m looking forward to the next couple of weeks.”

The winners from this past week will not argue that the beginning of fall is a good time to play slots. LotsaLoot, one of the more popular Microgaming slots, and CashSplash, both had hits on Tuesday. The LotsaLoot jackpot was hit for $35,526, and the CashSplash hit was $53,485.

For those that do not like playing the slots, the news was also good this weekend regarding Jackpot Deuces and SupaJax. The two card themed games paid jackpots of $33,407 and $37,168, respectively.

Categories: Casino, Gambling News

Champions League Betting – Manchester United in Trouble Without Rooney?

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Manchester United are at odds of 6/4 to make light of striker Wayne Rooney’s absence and defeat CF Valencia in Spain. The home side are at betting odds of 17/10, with the draw at 12/5, while in-form Dimitar Berbatov is 11/2 to be first on the scoresheet.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “Fergie would probably take a draw in Spain, but Valencia are a far cry from the side that reached back-to-back finals a decade ago, so United could sneak a win.”

Tottenham Hotspur are 4/5 to seal their first Champions League victory at home to FC Twente Enschede, with Steve McLaren’s old side a 7/2 shot and the draw at odds of 5/2. Peter Crouch is 7/2 to continue his rich vein of European goalscoring form and notch first.

In Scotland, Glasgow Rangers are 10/11 to defeat Turkish Champions Bursapor, with Kenny Miller 4/1 to score first. Elsewhere, holders Inter Milan are at betting odds of 8/13 to beat Werder Bremen, with Barcelona 4/7 to win away to Rubin Kazan.

Latest Betting Odds – Champions League Winner

Barcelona 5/2, Chelsea 5/1, Real Madrid 11/2, Man Utd 8/1, Arsenal 12/1, Inter 14/1, Bayern Munich 14/1, Milan 16/1. Continue..

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Lord of the Rings Slot Adventure at Red Flush Casino

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

October 1 – Red Flush Casino is offering some exciting slots tournaments on a wide range of games, including the Lord of the Rings casino slot game.

The first promotion involves the new and popular game Lord of the Rings and the competition is called Lord of the Rings Slot Adventure. In this slots tournament, players can win up to $40,000 on the Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring game.

The Lord of the Rings Slot Adventure is a leaderboard tournament and all players have to do is play this popular video slot game and earn as many points as possible.

The process to register for this fun tournament is very easy. You? need to login to your casino account and click on Promotions. You then need to select an alias and submit the information. Once this registration process is completed, all you need to do is play.

In order to earn points on the leaderboard players can either play any of their favourite slots or earn extra points by playing Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring.

Points can be earned as follows:

  • Slots and Palour games will earn one point for every $100 wagered.

  • American Roulette, Table Poker, Red Dog, Casino War and Sic Bo earn you 0.50 points for every $100 wagered.

  • Roulette (except for American Roulette), 3 card poker, Blackjack, Craps and Baccarat earn 0.10 points for every $100 wagered.

Extra points can be gained in the following manner:

  • One point for each $100 deposited.

  • 100 extra points to players who play 4 nights during the week and bet a minimum of 40 bets on the Lord of the Rings game.

  • Players who wager between 10,000 and 15,000 on Lord of the Rings earn 50 points

  • Players who wager between 15,000 and 25,000 on Lord of the Rings earn 100 points

  • Players who wager between 25,000 and 50,000 on Lord of the Rings earn 150 points

  • Players who wager 50,000 or more on the game get a whopping 250 points.

Categories: Casino

X Factor Betting Odds – Cheryl Cole Likely to Produce this Year’s Winner

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Cheryl Cole is the 6/4 favourite with Irish bookmakers Paddy Power to mentor this year’s winning X Factor act for the third year in a row. The Girls Aloud star has been given the female category and with acts like Gamu Nhengu at betting odds of 9/2 and quirky rapper Cher Lloyd at 5/1 in her category she looks a decent bet for the hat-trick.

However Aussie judge Dannii looks to be the closest threat to Cheryl this year. Dannii’s best chance looks to be painter and decorator Matt Cardle who has overtaken Cher to become this year’s new 3/1 betting favourite to win the show outright.

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for Paddy Power, explained: “Of the final thirty-two acts, there are a handful that really stands out and at the moment I think we’ve got the odds spot on. Matt not only has an amazing voice but maybe 2010 will be the boy’s year for a change.”

Meanwhile, Ireland’s answer to Su-Bo, Mary Byrne has successfully made it through to the judge’s houses but has slipped significantly in the betting to odds of 16/1.

Latest Betting Odds – X Factor Outright Winner

3/1 Matt Cardle, 9/2 Rebecca Ferguson, 9/2 Gamu Nhengu, 5/1 Cher Lloyd, 6/1 New Direction/1 Direction, 7/1 Aiden Grimshaw, 14/1 Katie Waissel, 16/1 Nicolo Festa. Continue..

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Slotastic Casino Announces New Bonuses And Payment Methods – 09-27-10

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

September 28 – Real Time Gaming powered Slotastic Casino have updated their sign up and reload bonus schedule. 

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  • $300 Welcome Bonus $200 Second Deposit bonus
  • $100 Midweek Madness $100 Video Poker Start up Bonus
  • $100 Slot of the Week $100 Progressive of the Month
  • $200 Monthly Paycheck

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