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Slots Galore Running Mothers Day Slots Promos

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment

May 4 – Slots Galore Casino, the Vegas Technology powered online casino, is running a unique Mothers Day promotion from May 6th to May 13th.

The casino, which is part of the reputable English Harbour Group, will kick off its Mothers Day celebration with a short weekend slots tournament, with an entry fee of only $5.

Players get to to enjoy the popular Vegas Technology created Butterflies casino slots game and share the pot PLUS an extra $3,000 guaranteed by Slots Galore.

Registration to this slots tournament will open up in a day or two, and Slots Galore will be posting more information about the event.

Players will also be able to enjoy a unique Mothers Day bonus coupon during this time.

The coupon can be redeemed only once during the promotion period of May 6th to 8th, and players get to enjoy a 100% match bonus.

To take advantage of this great offer, players need to make a minimum deposit of $20 in order to enjoy up to $250 absolutely free!

But while free cash is great, there is another super incentive to take advantage of the match bonus.

Players immediately earn themselves free entry into an invitational Mothers Day slots tourney that will take place between May 9th and May 13th.

The tournament comes with great prizes for Mothers Day, including a luxury spa package for two for some serious pampering!

A gift certificate to a top spa in the player’s area of residence will be handed over, although those who prefer the cash can claim a $500 equivalent to their casino accounts.

Slots Galore is promoting this invitational tournament with: "Win for yourself some serious downtime", and that is exactly what moms can expect in this luxury prize package for themselves and a friend.

Happy Mothers Day to all online slots fans out there!

Be sure to visit Slots Galore Casino today!

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Italian joint venture is not to be

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Joint venture talks initiated earlier this year between Swedish gambling company Betsson and Italy’s Alma Viva gaming division G.Matica Srl . have been terminated.

Pontus Lindwall , CEO of Betsson said that Betsson and G.Matica had been unable to agree on commercial terms and as such have decided to end negotiations regarding a joint venture.

Betsson is currently evaluating other options on the Italian market.

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Kyl considering yet another legislative carve-out…for online poker?

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Who would have thunk it? The possibility that online gambling’s arch-enemy in the US political system, Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, may be considering the legalisation of online poker!

That’s what his latest website update suggests; in a lengthy overview of his latest strategies and opinions at http://kyl.senate.gov/legis_center/crime.cfm, the Senator appears to be suggesting the possibility of yet another legislative carve-out applied to internet gambling….this one for online poker.

The complicated laws in the United States already have specific “exemptions” (carve outs) for online gambling on fantasy games, horse racing and state lotteries, something that has worked against the United States in its World Trade Organisation disputes with Antigua.

Now it appears that the Senator, who was one of the principal drivers of the UIGEA legislation, may be re-thinking his position amidst the furore created by recent Department of Justice actions against major online poker sites.

Here’s what the Senator has to say about the issue:

“I have opposed efforts to legalize Internet gambling in the past because evidence suggests that it fosters problems unlike any other forms of gambling. Online players can gamble 24 hours a day from home; children can play without sufficient age verification; and betting with a credit card can undercut a player’s perception of the value of cash – leading to possible addiction and, in turn, bankruptcy, crime, and even suicide.

“Efforts to carve out an exception for games like poker, which many believe is a game of skill, may be considered later this year. Until I have the chance to review them, I cannot make a judgment about their merits; but I will consider them carefully as long as they leave in place the broader proscriptions against online betting.”

The Senator observes that as technology evolves so too must the law.

“New media like the Internet can provide a wealth of information and opportunity to those who use it with good intentions. But it can also present new opportunities for those who would use it to prey on their fellow citizens,” he comments.

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Trump’s Business Past Disqualifies Him as President

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Donald Trump has been doing a lot of talking lately about whether or not President Obama is qualified for his position in the Oval Office. Everything from his place of birth to his school grades have been called into question by The Donald, who doesn’t think Obama is fit to be Commander in Chief. Despite my negative feelings about Obama and his policies, I think Trump is way off base. Also, criticizing Obama’s qualifications is a little like a pot calling the kettle black.

Sure, there are no questions about Trump’s legal right to serve as president, but there are plenty of questions about whether or not he is fit for the job. In my opinion, his business dealings have shown him to be unethical and financially reckless. Once more people learn about these things, his popularity (whatever is left of it) will plummet.

Trump likes to distinguish himself from his competitors in the casino industry by saying that his casinos have always been squeaky clean. While many casinos began with mob connections, Trump’s were always free of that problem. That’s not quite accurate, though. As was pointed out by the Huffington Post this week, the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino relied on a partnership with investors linked to the mob. Eventually, the New Jersey regulators made Trump buy them out so they would not be involved in the casino anymore. Trump also employed a man as vice president of the Taj Mahal casino who was connected to Asian organized crime.

Another problem with Trump running as a Republican is that he isn’t the slightest bit conservative. According to CBS News, Trump has given “more than $1.3 million in donations over the years to candidates nationwide, with 54% of the money going to Democrats.” Throughout his career, he has been a supporter of big government, including supporting Bill Clinton’s attempt at government-run healthcare reform. That means he has only a slim chance of making it out of the Republican primary.

Even if he did get the nomination, there are plenty of reasons that Republicans, Democrats and independent voters would shy away from him. They simply have to look at the business practices of the casino mogul. The most damning thing may be how he built his casino empire. In a scathing expose, conservative pundit Michelle Malkin shows that Trump utilized the corrupt and unconstitutional practice of eminent domain to build his casino empire. Trump allegedly colluded with politicians, who used the eminent domain law to confiscate private property for public use and then hand over to developers like Trump. It is a form of somewhat-legal theft some major real estate developers frequently abuse. The evidence of this is overwhelming and damning, but it’s too much to detail here. I’ll let the nonprofit Institute for Justice sum it up for me:

Unlike most developers, Donald Trump doesn’t have to negotiate with a private owner when he wants to buy a piece of property, because a government agency… will get it for him at a fraction of the market value, even if the current owner refuses to sell.

Eminent domain is the most corrupt law on the books, allowing a ridiculous abuse of power by the government. The fact that Trump has used it to his advantage many times in building his casino empire should exclude him from office. And if that doesn’t convince you that he shouldn’t be president, try this: Three times the man has filed for bankruptcy. He has made a lot of noise talking about Obama’s economic policies, but with his financial track record, he certainly doesn’t seem to be the man to right the ship.

Tags: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Trump casinos, Trump president

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Qualify for the PokerPlayer UK Tour in Edinburgh!

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment
Exclusive Freeroll to Edinburgh leg

Round two of the PokerPlayer UK Tour gets under way at Edinburgh’s Gala Maybury Casino on May 21, and if it’s anything like our opening leg in Bristol you’d be crazy to miss out. Log onto http://www.galapoker.co.uk to grab your seat!

How to qualify

There are loads of different ways to guarantee your seat in the UK’s most player friendly tournament:

Online freeroll on May 1 at 7pm guaranteeing five seats.

Twelve seats GTD $33 freezeout on May 8 at 7pm

Don’t miss our great-value $5.50 feeder satellite on May 5 at 8.30pm with 15 seats into the $33 qualifier guaranteed!

ALL THE PASSWORD FOR THESE TOURNAMENTS CAN BE FOUND IN THE MAY 2011 EDITION OF POKERPLAYER

– There are also live satellites at Edinburgh’s Gala Maybury Casino on April 28 and May 5, 12 and 19. Call 0131338 444 to book your place.

– If any seats remain you can email pokerpromotions@galacoral.com to reserve your seat via direct buy-in

Submitted by Paul Cheung

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IGT subsidiary scooped up by Scientific Games

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Lottery supplier Scientific Games has agreed to acquire gaming machine manufacturer and content provider Barcrest Group Limited from International Game Technology (IGT) for approximately £33 million in cash, according to a company statement released this week.

The transaction is conditional on obtaining UK competition approvals and certain third-party consents and is expected to complete during the third quarter of 2011, the statement revealed. Upon closing, Barcrest will be integrated into Scientific Games’ gaming divisions, The Global Draw and Games Media.

The deal will extend SciGames’ server-based presence in betting shops, pubs, bingo halls and gaming centres across the UK, as well as access to new lottery customers in Italy and the Czech Republic. Sci Games will also acquire Barcrest’s library of slot titles for internet and mobile channels.

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Three Time Win on Great Blue Slots Game

April 26, 2011 Leave a comment

April 29 – An online slots player from Greece hit a fantastic stroke of luck when he won the jackpot three times on the same casino slot game.

The player, known as PP, headed for the popular Great Blue Slots at the Playtech powered online site, King Solomons Casino to try his luck.

On the first day he played on the game, on April 7th, he won €24,646.

Three days later, on April 10th, he played the game again and won €29,828.

While most people would have been happy with this these two prizes, PP decided to have another go on April 16th and took home the biggest win yet.

He bagged himself a staggering €109,712!

Great Blue is a fun slots game that boasts plenty of fun features, including:

  • Wild symbols with double wins.
  • Scatter symbols.
  • 33 free spins that come with 15 x multipliers.
  • A gamble feature which allows players to double their winnings.
  • A single line jackpot of 10,000 coins.

King Solomons Casino continues to offer slots fans one of the best destinations for their gambling adventures.

The site has been part of the gambling industry since 1998 and its software is available in multiple languages, including Italian, Spanish and, of course, Greek.

Visit King Solomons Casino today!

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