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Vegas police apprehend Rio casino crooks

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

The gun-toting thief who walked into the Rio casino last week, grabbed gambling chips and threatened dealer and patrons with a hand gun before escaping is behind bars, thanks to quick work by the Las Vegas police.

The robber pitched up at the Rio in the early hours of the morning in a taxi, wearing a fake moustache, sunglasses and a mafia-style fedora. He managed to run off with $32,000-worth of chips, exiting the scene in a taxi.

The case attracted media interest because it presented a similar modus operandi to last December’s $1.5 million motorcycle-rider heist at the Bellagio, although police do not believe the two cases are connected.

The police have announced the arrest within hours of the robbery of taxi-driver Hiroyuki Yamaguchi (61), who is alleged to have been in on the plot, with full knowledge of the principal criminal’s plans.

His detention was soon followed by the arrest of Steven Gao (45), who is alleged to have grabbed the chips from a Pai Gow poker table, and intimidated patrons and a dealer with a hand gun when they tried to stop him.

Also taken into custody was Edward Land (41) who police say met with Gao at another casino after the robbery and received $18,000 in stolen chips.

Clark County police investigations are continuing into charges of robbery, burglary and conspiracy. Bail for each of the detained men has been set at $25,000.

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Finding a Site That Offers Good Free Casino Games For Free

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

There are a number of websites out there that are designed to help you identify the best of something. One of the areas that you might probably need a little help with would be to perhaps identify the right kind of website that offers free casino games. There are a couple of things that you might probably be interested in for being sure that you do get a good list. Continue reading to be able to figure out a good way in which you can have access to some of the good websites that are out there.

Comprehensive listing

One of the basic requirements of a website of this kind would probably have to be that they be able to list the websites thoroughly in order to be compared. Hence, it is important that you go to a website that is able to factor in a lot of websites and pick from many rather than just shortlist a handful of these websites. In this way, you can be assured that when you look at a site for the free casino games, you would be seeing something that has been shortlisted from a comprehensive source.

Good user reviews

A good website can also be identified by the different user reviews that it has received. This is an important thing to be assured that you are not simply on a site that does not provide particularly useful information. Many people have learnt that trusting the source of your information comes on top of the priority, before you can actually use the information for anything as such. After all, you wouldn’t want to simply take undue risks because you read about it somewhere. It only takes a little more time and is definitely worth it.

Easy to understand

Sometimes, websites that offer such information might have a very difficult layout, which makes it extremely challenging to follow anything that has been put on the website. Even the most highly rated websites might not be useful for you if the information present here is not put in a nice and understandable manner. Thus, you might want to look at alternatives if you are unable to properly understand what you might be getting into. A good website that talks about sites offering free casino games should not really be as hard to identify. In fact, you can save a lot of time if you get to such a site early on.

There are a number of websites out there that are designed to help you identify the best of something. One of the areas that you might probably need a little help with would be to perhaps identify the right kind of website that offers free casino games which are actually free. There are a couple of things that you might probably be interested in for being sure that you do get a good list. Continue reading to be able to figure out a good way in which you can have access to some of the good websites that are out there.

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Poker Down Under: Aussie Millions 2011 Begins

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Australia’s biggest and most prestigious poker tournament series kicks off Thursday at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.

Phil Ivey at the 2010 Aussie Millions.

The decade old Aussie Millions Poker Championship has always been the Southern Hemisphere’s undisputed poker championship, drawing record fields and generating unprecedented prize pools.

This year, organizers are expecting a total prize pool in the AUD$20 million range on the banks of the Yara river.
The championship includes more than 20 events, a high stakes cash game and AUD$100k High Roller challenge, all culminating with the AUD$10,000 Aussie Millions main event that begins Jan 23.

Last year Aussie Tyron Krost booked the win, keeping the title and AUD$2 million first prize at home after defeating a final table that included Sorel Mizzi and Annette Obrestad.

Close to 1,000 players are expected to enter the main event this year.

According to organizers, players like Antonio Esfandiari, Chris Ferguson, Gus Hansen, Joe Hachem, Maria Ho, Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey and online poker phenom Tom Dwan are among those excpected to attend.

PokerListings will have live coverage of the main event beginnning Jan. 23.

The series begins Thursday with an AUD$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em event.

Article Source: Pokerlistings.com

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Oscar Betting Odds – And the Oscar Goes to Winners and Losers of the Night

February 27, 2011 Leave a comment

The Kings Speech for Best Film, David Fincher for Best Director, Colin Firth for Best Actor and Natalie Portman for Best Actress. That is if the bookies odds are to be believed, tonight in California.

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power make all of the above hot betting favourites to scoop an award at this weekend’s Academy Awards but there are whispers that a major upset could be on the cards in Hollywood.

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for the bookmaker, said: “Despite the fact we’ve seen the odds crash for The King’s Speech we’ve taken more money and more bets overall on The Social Network. The Academy are notorious for producing a few shock surprises on the night so this year’s Best Picture category could be one!”

The Social Network, which tells the story of the founding of social networking site Facebook had initially been the bookies favourite to scoop the golden statue for Best Film but in recent weeks David Fincher’s highly acclaimed biographical drama has drifted to as big as betting odds of 4/1.

The Oscars, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, takes place this Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Latest Betting Odds – Oscar Academy Awards

Best Picture: 1/6 The King’s Speech, 4/1 The Social Network
Best Director: 8/15 David Fincher, 11/8 Tom Hooper
Best Actor: 1/50 Colin Firth, 14/1 James Franco. Continue..

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California Tribe’s Back Correa’s Online Gambling Legislation

February 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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The battle has begun in California over whether or not to follow New Jersey lawmakers and legalize online casinos. Two bills have already been proposed, with one calling for full online gambling, and the other limiting the Internet gambling to only poker.

Senator Lou Correa has proposed Senate Bill 40, a proposal to regulate online poker, and allow only existing casinos or tribal casinos to operate the online gambling sites. The Santa Ana Democrat has the support of the Indian tribe’s.

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association voted 9-4 in favor of backing Correa’s bill over the proposal from Senator Roderick Wright. The Inglewood lawmaker wants all forms of online gambling regulated, and many of his colleagues have shared that opinion.

California has been racing New Jersey and Florida to become the first state in the country to regulate online gambling. New Jersey appeared to have won the battle when legislators passed an Internet gambling bill earlier this year. Governor Chris Christie, however, may veto the legislation.

If Christie vetoes the bill, and a decision must be made by Thursday, then California would again be the front runner to become the first state to take the bold move of regulating online gambling. It is not yet known whether either Correa’s or Wright’s bill will make it through this year.

The Indian tribe’s have spent millions of dollars over the years lobbying California lawmakers to expand gambling. Poker interest groups have also joined in that fight in recent years, with online poker becoming one of the most popular entertainment outlets for Americans over the past decade.

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Grand Slam Of Slots II Coming Soon To Microgaming Casinos – 02-26-11

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

February 26 – The Grand Slam of Slots is back and bigger than ever before. As the sequel to the 2009 event, which created the first ever online slots tournament millionaire, GSOS II is exclusive to Microgaming powered casinos with thousands of players hoping for a chance at instant riches.

This year the event will host a prize pool to the value of USD320, 000, an amount which may increase in accordance with the number of players that partake in the tournament. In addition, GSOS II will also award a special prize of USD2.43 million in GOLD to the first player who completes the entire Pay Table Achievements within their tournament score.

Instead of being an open tournament, players will have to qualify for a seat. Qualifying rounds will run from Monday 14 March 2011 – Monday 23 May 2011. Here is how each qualifier will work:

  • Entry free: $4
  • Add-ons: 5 times – $4 each
  • Re-buys: 10 times – $4 each
  • Minimum Players 15

Only the top 15 from each Qualifier go through to GSOS2 Final.

The Grand Slam of Slots will be hosted at Microgaming casinos like All Slots, where new players can claim up to $5000 in guaranteed bonuses over the first year of membership and participate in a lucrative cash back rewards program.

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March Slot Tournaments at Leading Online Casinos

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

March 1 – Slots fans can rejoice this March following the news that select online casinos will be running no less than 165 slots tournaments.

Sites such as Online Vegas, Crazy Slots Casino and Grand Vegas Casino are offering players the chance to win part of a total prize pool of $475,000!

To kick off the tournament festivities is the March Kickoff $10,000 guaranteed, which begins today – March 1st – and will run until March 4th.

Entry into this event costs $6.99, and the featured game is California Gold.

There will be no less than 20 mini tournaments this month – quicky two and half hour events with $500 in prize money and a low $1.99 entry fee.

On a weekly basis, the Guaranteed $30K Weekend Madness tournament will run four times in total on March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

These events have an entry fee and buy in of $10 and will feature casino slot games such as 5 Reel Wheel of Chance, Hurdy Gurdy, Big Time and La Cucaracha.

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in style at these casinos, with a weeklong freeroll that will carry a total prize of $25,000.

Entry is free and rebuys cost only $4.99 in this event that will run from March 17th to 25th.

Look out for an amazing, action packed tournament schedule at Online Vegas, Crazy Slots Casino and Grand Vegas Casino, starting today.

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