Archive for September, 2010
Bodog Casino one of the best casinos online has proven itself lucky this week for some now loaded players.
There are more than 100 casino games at Bodog Casino and some have proven to be lucrative this week. One slot player won more than $50,000 playing the Aztec’s Treasure slot game. Another player, who chose to play Caribbean Stud poker, won just over $11,000. The Crystal Waters slot game paid one lucky player $7,600.
Even online craps at Bodog can be lucrative with one player this week raking in $9,100. The site is offering a welcome bonus for new players of 10% match. Bodog offers not just casino games but poker as well and new players can use the bonus for poker and sports betting as well as casino games.
At Bodog Casino players can play a number of table games like poker, blackjack and baccarat as well as video poker, slots and a variety of specialty games. The 10% bonus is activated once a new player deposits at least $20 in their new Bodog account.
Fallout from the Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act continues as Sportingbet.com settled this week with the U.S. government for $33 million.
The company reached a settlement with the government after being charged with taking bets on casino games from U.S. citizens. The UIGEA was created in 2006 and at the time, many foreign gaming companies pulled out of the U.S. market. The Act took effect this past June but the government alleged that Sportingbet continued to take bets from U.S. citizens and allegedly operated somewhere in the United States.
Many companies that operate offshore accept U.S. bidders but they are not allowed to operate in the states.
The United States Department of Justice has reportedly been negotiating with Sportingbet for two to three years now with the result being this $33 million settlement which will keep the company out of danger of being prosecuted by the government.
PartyGaming also settled with the government a few months ago for a much greater sum. There is a bill currently making its way through Congress that will essentially override the dictates of the UIGEA and allow select companies to be licensed in the United States and accept U.S. players. Backers of the bill argue that such gambling could bring billions to the government’s bare coffers.
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Sega Gaming unexpectedly shut down two of its online casino & poker site last week. The sites, SegaPoker.com and SegaCasino.com, were launched nearly a year ago with software powered by Playtech.
Neither Sega nor Playtech offered any reason for the shut down. Customers who went to the Sega Gaming sites were simply greeted with the message “we are no longer accepting registration deposits from your jurisdiction”.
Sega Corporation had a full gaming license from the Gaming Control Commission of Alderney in the British Channel Islands. According to Sega, customers can still withdraw funds but they can no longer deposit money and the site will no longer accept registrations.
The Sega Casino offered more than 125 games, including many of the regular Playtech games including slots and blackjack, along with Sega-themed games like Phantasy Star and Knights, and Virtua Fighter in the House of the Dead.
Some are speculating that Sega will return to the online gaming market since the sites were relatively successful and capitalized on the Sega name and style of play. For now, the company has said that players can withdraw both money they have deposited at the site and their eligible winnings, but has offered no explanation for the shut down and no indication of plans for the future.
The British Poker Awards handed out several honors at the inaugural event this week. Richard Ashby was awarded the best all-around player at the awards and Sam Trickett was awarded best new player.
The British Poker Awards were created to honor a number of top players in categories ranging from best tournament player, best online player and best overall poker player to the best UK card room and best cash player.
Following the awards, the attendees were given the opportunity to play in an optional $75 no limit hold’em tournament.
Ashby is coming off a very successful year. In June 2010, he won the World Series of Poker Event #21, taking home $140,000 for the $1,500 buy-in seven card stud event. Two weeks later, he placed second in the WSOP event #43, which netted him $378,000. That was for the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E world championship.
Trickett plays for Team Titan Poker and he recently won Party Poker’s World Open Poker Tournament in London taking home the cash prize of $200,000. That came on the heels of him finishing in fourth place at the European Poker Tour’s Vilamoura 2010 Main Event tournament in Portugal.
Other award winners at the British Poker Awards included an editor’s choice for player of the year. That went to Praz Bansi. The best UK poker forum was awarded to Hendon Mob. Best contribution to poker was awarded to Vicky Coren.
Perhaps no surprise to poker fans, Phil Ivey was awarded as best international player.
Although both Las Vegas and Atlantic City are struggling financially these days, new numbers released this week show that Atlantic City has the biggest mountain to overcome.
In August, what should be one of the busiest months of the year, almost all of Atlantic City’s casinos posted a loss. Overall, Atlantic City casinos posted $347.5 million earnings for August, which represents an 11.3 percent decline from August 2009.
There were no clear winners but some casinos fared better than others. The casino that lost the least was Caesars Atlantic City, which showed a decline of 5.7 percent. Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City was down 6 percent and Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort was down 8 percent.
But other casinos fared worse. Resorts Atlantic City was down 21.2 percent in August, while the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino was down 14 percent. Other significant losses include the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa at 11.7 percent decline and Trump Plaza Hotel Casino which posted a 14 percent decline.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a number of changes which are geared toward improving the area’s bottom line. Some of these improvements include allowing slot machines at horse racing tracks and possibly legalizing online gambling.
According to ACNielson and Co., online casinos are rising in popularity so much in the UK, it’s more popular than Facebook.
Research released this week shows that 3.2 million people in the UK visited online gambling sites in 2009, but just 2.2 million visited Facebook and other social networking sites. Overall, online gaming saw a 40 percent increase in popularity among those in the UK.
While those numbers might not be very surprising to those in the gaming industry, there are some nuggets of surprising information. For example, the study showed that a surprising 46 percent of online gamers are women. According to Nielson, however, middle aged men helped to spike the increase overall in online gaming numbers in the UK.
British citizens are reportedly partial to online poker and bingo and that fits with what gaming executives already know. However, not all are happy about the numbers. Those who oppose legalized online gaming are concerned that the reported increase in player numbers backs up their primary concerns – that online gaming is too accessible and that accessibility breeds problems like addiction and monetary loss.
To celebrate the launch of its new Jackpot Jinni slot, Winadaycasino.com is offering a number of cash bonuses and free prize draws to players who want to enjoy the new slot machine.
The five-reel slot is in a category all its own and features snake charmers, sultans and 18 play lines. It also features a bonus game and a special symbol for a cash bonus.
To celebrate the launch of this new slot, winadaycasino.com is offering an exclusive VIP bonus draw, a free gift draw and a number of special bonuses. Anyone who plays the new slot machine between now and Sept. 22 will automatically be entered into the Jackpot Jinni Best Bettors bonus draw.
That draw offers $500 to the winner. Spin 10 rounds on the new slot machine and players will be entered into a $100 Jackpot Jinni gift draw. The exclusive VIP draw will offer three lucky VIP players an additional $250 each.
Those VIP players simply have to play 10 rounds on the new slot machine in order to be entered into the VIP draw.
Jackpot Jinni is a progressive slot at Winadaycasino.com one of the top online casinos. Last month, one lucky players won $100,000 and the progressive jackpot this month is already nearing six figures.
Another ongoing promotion at Winaday.com casino is the slot of the month, Jack’s Show video poker. The winner of that promotion will receive $500 and a Dell laptop computer.
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Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find at Millionaire Casino this September:
- Every Tuesday, the site is offering a 75% bonus on your first deposit. On Thursdays there’s a 50% bonus offered and on Saturdays at 100% bonus is offered om your first deposit.
- Every Saturday in September, the site is offering a $50 prize draw at noon ET.
- Big Wednesdays at Millionaire Casino might mean double points on progressive slots or a 150% payday bonus when you use a specific coupon code.
- Each Sunday, the site introduces a “game of the week”. Starting Sept. 12, the game of the week is “Monday Shot. On Sept. 19 it will be “”Funky Chicken” and on Sept. 26, it will be “California Gold.”
Magic Mondays will be featured in September they include double points on games played between noon and 8 p.m. ET.
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