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UK’s Bet365 Online Casino Now Offers Three Casino Opening Bonuses

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

With bet365 online casino players can choose one of three Opening Bonus offers, giving them more ways to get off to a flying start in the casino.

With the Standard Opening Bonus players can boost their account with a 100% bonus up to £100 on their first deposit or transfer of £10 or more. What is more, a new casino player based in the United Kingdom will be able to claim an Enhanced Opening Bonus of 150% up to £150.

Keen online slots players might like to start enjoying bet365’s slot games with a special 200% bonus up to £200. This Slots Only Opening Bonus is perfect for players who want to maximise their play on an extensive range of varied and exciting slots, including all the very latest games.

Last is bet365’s VIP Opening Bonus, which allows casino players to claim a 50% bonus up to a £500. A first deposit or transfer of £200 or more to claim this very special bonus is necesssary, which offers an opportunity to start enjoying the casino at bet365 with a seriously big chunk of extra funds.

With this great range of Opening Bonuses available, there is bound to be an offer to suit every player who may enjoy over 150 exciting casino games on offer at bet365, including favourites such as roulette and blackjack, as well as a comprehensive range of slots, progressive jackpots, table games, card games, live dealers, video poker, games and keno.

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Betfair reports 24% growth in football revenues

June 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Online betting and gaming operator Betfair released stronger than expected Full Year 2011 results this week. Regardless of challenges in regulatory environments and a series of middle management and high profile staff departures, the company has posted strong profitability and record revenue for the period.

The company’s outlook for the first eight weeks and beyond of its current fiscal year are positive with “many of the new products expected to drive future growth launching in the second half of the year.”

Key Performance Indicators for the 12 month period ending 30 April 2011 include:

  • Group revenue up by 8.1 percent of GBP 368.6 Million (FY10: GBP 340.9 Million)
  • Profit after tax of GBP 35.1 Million (FY10: GBP 22.7 Million) reflecting an increase of 54.4 percent)
  • Basic earnings per share up 56.2 percent to 33.9p from 21.7p in 2010.
  • Core Betfair revenue growth of 7.8 percent to GBP 330 million
  • Core Betfair adjusted EBITDA up 29 percent to GBP 80.2 million
  • Maiden final dividend of 5.9 pence per share declared
  • Cash position at 30 April 2011 of GBP 155.0 million with no debt (FY10: GBP 150.9 million)
  • Customer funds held on deposit at 30 April 2011 of GBP 305.6 million (FY10: GBP 284.0
  • Record year for site activity with the number of bets matched increasing 20 percent to 916 million
  • Strong performance in Sports driven by growth of 24 percent in football revenues.
  • Over the year, revenue from football generated 42.3 percent of Sports revenues, horseracing 42.1 percent.
  • Strong growth in Mobile saw revenue grow by 88 percent to GBP 11.5 million, accounting for 5 percent of total Sports revenue.
  • Decline in Poker revenue by 14 percent compared to the previous year, now representing 7 percent of Core Betfair.
  • Games revenue grew by 9 percent over the year, up from 1 percent in the previous year.

Commenting on the results, David Yu, Betfair’s Chief Executive Officer, said:

“The past 12 months have seen significant change at Betfair as the business continued to grow and made the transition to being a public company. A huge amount has been achieved during the period and I’m delighted that we have more customers than ever resulting in a record number of bets placed and that we’ve reported record revenue and profitability.

“Despite these successes, revenue growth during FY11 could have been stronger but we have delivered a significant improvement in margin resulting in profitability for the year above expectations.

“We look to next year with confidence as we execute a strategy that we believe will cement our position as the leading online sports betting operator.”

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LA TImes Reports Full Tilt to Be Sold to European Investors

June 29, 2011 Leave a comment

The Los Angeles Times is reporting Full Tilt Poker is set to be bought by a group of European investors, setting the stage for U.S. players to be paid the roughly $150 million owed to them.

In the article published just a few hours ago, reporter Nathaniel Popper says:

“Attorneys associated with Full Tilt said the company signed an agreement Thursday with a group of investors who would put up enough money to pay back players and in doing so attain a majority stake in Full Tilt’s Irish parent company, Pocket Kings.”

He continues on to say the deal is part of broader negotiations to settle Full Tilt’s civil lawsuit and criminal indictment and that the attorneys spoke anonymously due to the ongoing negotiations with the Department of Justice.

Popper also reports Phil Ivey is set to withdraw his lawsuit against Tiltware LLC in Nevada state court today and quotes Ivey’s attorney, David Chesnoff, as saying:

“Mr. Ivey intends to dismiss his lawsuit as he believes Full Tilt is taking steps to see that the players are paid.”

Full article again can be found here.

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All Slots Online Casino Means Fun Time with Summery Online Slot Machines

June 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Summer began in the northern hemisphere on June 21, and with it the chance to have a great time playing summer-related online slot games at All Slots Casino. Summer Holiday is an online slot machine with an amazing 100 paylines.

And all of players’ favourite summer holiday activities: swimming, boating, fishing, bike riding, and picnicking. It has a great Free Spins bonus game that awards up to 25 free spins with tripled payouts, and then allows to collect free-spin winnings, redo the free spins, or opt for a Mystery Prize.

Summertime is a 9-payline slot machine with gorgeous images of the sandy beach, the spectacular summer sunset, and those luscious summer fruits. The wild symbol multiplies all regular payouts by 2, while the free spins multiply payouts by 3.

Mega Moolah Summertime combines the 9-payline format and the gorgeous summery images of Summertime with the super Progressive Jackpot Bonus Game of the Mega Moolah online slot machine.

That means casino players are eligible to win any of the four constantly growing progressive jackpots including the Mega Jackpot, now worth more than 2,300,000 credits and growing every second. Continue..

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Rank shareholder confusion as directors to reject offer

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A statement issued by Guoco Group (Guoco) giving a more detailed explanation on its intentions with regard to the Rank Group’s (Rank) London Stock Exchange listing has prompted Rank’s Board to change its stance and reverse its recommendation, in part, that shareholders accept the deal as the Independent Directors of Rank intended to do so just last week.

In response, Guoco issued a statement stating its intention to continue with the listing whether it attains a 75% hold on the company or not.

While Rank’s Board still maintain that the offer under-values the company and are concerned that the threat of de-listing remains, its Independent Directors have reversed their recommendation, on the advice of Goldman Sachs International, and now no longer intend accepting the offer with regard to their own beneficial holdings in the company.

They have further advised those shareholders who are risk-averse to sell and those who are not, to also reject the offer.

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Kanaan Able To Capture ANZPT Sydney Title

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Aussie Michael Kanaan captured the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Sydney title this weekend.

Michael Kanaan

The AUD$2,200 ANZPT Sydney main event drew 393 players to the Star City Poker Room last week, creating an AUD$786,000 prizepool.

The star-studded field included 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem, his brother and 2009 and 2010 ANZPT Player of the Year Tony Hachem, Aussie Millions champions David Gorr and Tyron Krost and APPT and ANZPT champion Grant Levy.

But none was better than 27-year old local Sydneysider Michael Kanaan this time around.

The online poker pro managed to book his first major score collecting the AUD$195,714 first-place prize after outlasting a final table that included Aussie online legend Jay “SEABEAST” Kinkade.

Next up for the ANZPT is the $2,500 ANZPT Gold Coast main event at Jupiters Casino May 17-22.

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Categories: Online Poker Offering Free Online Slot Spins

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

June 30 – Recently, players at the East European facing online casino, were treated to a Free Spins Mania promotion, which enabled them to enjoy ten free spins on the slot machines at this site, simply for depositing money into their online casino accounts and playing their favorite casino slot games.

The site announced that it will be extending the Free Spins Mania Promo for another month, so that players have until the end of July to benefit from free spins when they make deposits into their accounts.

The site, which caters mainly for online gamblers from Germany, Hungary, Poland and Russia, will award players with ten free spins for depositing a minimum of €20 over a week.

Other rewards for players at include:

Affiliate Prizes:

The online casino recently relaunched its affiliate program in partnership with It said that players who deposit at least € 50 over seven days will be able to claim 25 free spins on the online slots games available at the site. 

Those who wager €250 will be able to enjoy fifty free spins!

New Slot Players Also Rewarded

According to, new players who sign up to the online casino will be able to claim a matching bonus of up to €200, by depositing at least €20 into their accounts. A reload bonus for the same amount is also available.

There are 20 online slot jackpot games available at this online casino, with a prize pool of over €1 million waiting to be won.

The site regularly runs slots tournaments on a weekly basis, and for those who enjoy a larger range of games, there are also blackjack, video poker and roulette tournaments.

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