Archive for September, 2011

Virigin Bingo Allows Players to Determine Bingo Games Structure

Imagine an online bingo world in which you, the player, determine the structure of your bingo gaming site! For a limited time period only this may be possible at the Virgin Bingo Beta site. A Beta version of Virgin Bingo has gone live!

Virgin Bingo has put up live a new Beta site in addition to the old site and both are presently accessible. Virgin Bingo players may access the site as usual and then will see at the top of lobby a banner that invites players to visit the Beta site.

The new site shows a refurbished design and structure, but it is still being worked on. The great thing about a Beta site is that players may contribute ideas and reactions to what is being displayed. There is still time for changes to be made before this becomes the only operational Virgin Bingo site. Players may therefore have the chance to influence and shape the look of the online bingo site.

At the Beta site itself, it is easy to move around between the various options. The lobby has a fresh appearance and one of its main highlights is the welcome bonus offered to new gamers. If you have not yet registered at this site, you may take advantage of a ?20 cash match bonus following your first deposit. Among its collection of bingo entertainment, Virgin Bingo offers 90, 80 and 75 ball bingo and also joker jackpot. At this site, players may also have a go at a variety of other casino games including scratch cards and instant games. In addition, Virgin Bingo boasts a range of popular slot games like Da Vinci Diamonds and Bejeweled 2.

Take this opportunity to forward your input regarding online bingo and check out the Virgin Bingo Beta site!

Extra Comp Points at the Betfair Casino

The majority of casino patrons taking advantage of specials and offers at various online casinos. At many online gambling sites, there is a program available for players at which loyal customers may collect comp points that may be exchanged for benefits or casino cash at a later stage. During what is left of this month at the Betfair Casino, funded casino players may benefit from double comp points while playing at certain games at the site.

For the remainder of the month of September, Betfair Casino players may collect double comp points from play at four exciting Playtech slots. The slots concerned in this promotion are X-Men, Tennis Stars, Pink Panther and Manchester United. The Manchester United slot may be considered as one of the highlights of this promo especially as this is a Betfair exclusive game! The Manchester United video slot is a 5 reel game with 20 pay lines and boasts various elements such as a gamble feature, free spins, scatter, wild and bonus games. As may be expected, the symbols in this pursuit show symbols containing football stars from the team such as Ryan Giggs, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand, while the team manager Sir Alex Ferguson also makes an appearance.

If you are not yet a member at the Betfair Casino, look out for a cool welcome bonus before signing up at the site. A general welcome bonus is offered that involves a bonus on each of a player’s first three deposits up to the amount of ?200. New slots gamers at this site may take advantage of a large 200% slots bonus upon a first deposit at the site.

Try your luck at the participating slots at the Betfair Casino this month and you can earn double comp points!

Epic Poker League 2011 Television Schedule

Epic Poker League has announced the television broadcast schedule for its first season.

The schedule includes 20 hours of original programming; the bulk of the programming will be shown on the Velocity Network but seven of the program hours will be on CBS Television Network.

Epic Poker League play will begin showing on Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on the Velocity Network. The first CBS telecast will air at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 8.

Velocity is a new network that is owned by Discovery Communications. It replaces the HD Theater cable network and is described as an upscale network targeting men. It will share coverage with CBS; all coverage will originate from the Palms Casino Resort, where all Epic Poker League games are played.

“Epic Poker offers an innovative take on America’s favorite card game and our telecasts put an entirely new spotlight on many of the world’s finest players,” said Jeffrey Pollack, executive chair of the EPL.

Each episode featuring Epic Poker League play will be hosted by Emmy award-winning sports anchor Pat O’Brien; he will be joined by poker personality Ali Nejad, who will offer expert analysis.

Ladbrokes Casino Offers Progressive Slots Promo

During the month of September, Ladbrokes Casino players may find themselves able to win a ?5 bonus if a progressive slot machine jackpot is won by a Ladbrokes Casino customer.

A Power Progressive promo is operating at the Ladbrokes Casino between the dates 6th and 30th September. This promotion can provide you with a ?5 bonus in the event that a Ladbrokes Casino gamer wins a progressive jackpot during the promotional period and providing the relevant conditions and requirements are fulfilled.

Basically, you need to be playing at progressive jackpot games at the Ladbrokes Casino to qualify. Then if a progressive jackpot is won by a Ladbrokes Casino player, all gamers that played this particular game on the previous day to the win may benefit from a ?5 bonus. This bonus would be credited to the accounts of any eligible players within 48 hours.

Whether you prefer to play Major Millions, Cash Splash or Wow Pot, you are sure to find something attractive in the extensive selection of progressive games at the Ladbrokes Casino. At the time of writing the Mega Moolah Isis progressive boasts an incredible jackpot of ?3,292,015. What are you waiting for? You could have the chance to win and don’t forget that if someone else from the Ladbrokes Casino wins at a progressive during this promotion, you may be able to earn a ?5 bonus!

The Ladbrokes Casino is an attractive online gaming site that offers a wide selection of entertainment. With a huge range of more than 500 games, you are sure to find something to your liking at this site. Whether you like to play slots, blackjack, roulette or poker, all these games and a whole lot more may be easily found at this site!

Take a look at the Power Progressive promotion at the Ladbrokes Casino!

Freeh joins Fair Play USA

Fair Play USA has upped the ante again on its ability to get big names behind its initiatives. This week, the poker group announced that former FBI director Louis Freeh joined the organization.

Fair Play USA describes its mission as being dedicated to lobbying those in power in Washington to understand the benefits of legalized and regulated online poker. The group currently consists of consumer protection experts, poker players, law enforcement officials and others who have come together to lobby for legal online poker.

Freeh’s addition to the lineup gives the group a bit more credence in the eyes of some.

“Current federal laws fail to provide U.S. law enforcement vital tools to address illegal internet gambling, enabling a ‘wild west’ atmosphere,” Freeh said in a statement this week. “I am joining Fair Play USA to improve this environment by clarifying these laws, better empowering law enforcement agencies to crack down on violators and using licensing and regulation to ensure safe and legal online poker.”

The primary backers of Fair Play USA are Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International.

Virgin Casino Presents Prize of Trip to Big Apple

Do you fancy winning a trip to New York? This sounds like a fantastic opportunity, doesn’t it? Well, a current promo running at the Virgin Casino does not guarantee you a win as there is just one main prize of a New York trip, but you may enjoy great entertainment at this attractive promotion and have the opportunity to win a prize!

This promotion offers funded players at the the chance to win the fabulous first prize of a trip to NY for two people! The way to try to win is to play at a choice of exciting slot games at this site. There is a varied selection of thrilling slots from which to choose and whether Bejeweled II or Tomb Raider II is your favourite, you are sure to find something attractive among the range of slot games that are included in the promotion.

The first prize will be earned by the player that wagers the most at the qualifying games during the promotional period. Although everyone participating would wish to win the first prize, it is clear that not everyone can! However, as a part of this promo, the Virgin Casino is offering a prize of ?100 to 30 lucky players that will be chosen in a random draw. In order to qualify, you need to make sure that you place bets in a minimum of 2,000 at the featured slots during the promo. It is worthwhile checking out the game titles that are participating in this promo in addition to the terms and conditions, in order to avoid misunderstandings.

The Virgin Casino offers its customers a range of exciting amusement and promotions and perhaps you could a lucky winner this week!

Waxman wins 2011 WPT Poker Event

Americans might have a hard time playing online poker these days, but they are doing well in live poker play.

Matthew Waxman this week became the first American poker player to win the World Poker Tour’s Grand Prix de Paris. This puts Waxman into the club of players who belong to the prestigious WPT Champions Club.

The event marked Waxman’s 11th WPT event, but this was his first final table and he played it well, taking home the more than $729,000 cash prize.

Entrance into the WPT Champions Club affords all WPT champions exclusive benefits, VIP treatment at WPT events and a WPT personal concierge. Waxman has also automatically won a seat to the Season X WPT World Championship at the Bellagio Casino Resort in Las Vegas in 2012.

Waxman, a 26-year-old player from Florida, outlasted an international field of 312 players, many of whom are former WPT champions.

Aside from Waxman, the other four top finishers included Hugo Lemaire, Fred Magen, Byron Kaverman and Mikko Sundell.

Woman Accused of Stealing Bingo Funds Goes to Police

Following the publication of a picture from a surveillance camera of a woman that was accused of taking money from a bingo game at church, the woman in question has turned herself in to the police.

The alleged bingo thief, Alisha Askew, wanted to share her story as she claims to only have taken what she felt was rightfully hers. She apparently maintains that she is not a thief but believes that part of the bingo prize money should have been hers. Although she owns up to have taken bingo money from the St. Lawrence’s Church she seemingly felt that the money was owed to her as prize money.

It appears that on the day of the bingo event, Alisha Askew, believing that she had won stood up and called out bingo. Representatives from the Bingo Church event maintained that in order to receive money, clients must remain seated. Once the policy was made clear to the player, it sounds like things got a bit out of hand. There was shouting. As she left the Church, Alisha Askew grabbed money feeling that she was taking money that was owed to her.

Askew says that by mistake she took an additional ?40 to the ?150 that she should have received. However, the Church claims that she put her hands on ?290.

Askew has turned herself into the police but believes that she deserves her prize money. As for the St. Lawrence Church, they seem to be standing by their policy that winners have to remain seated and maintains that the money should not have been taken.

As to who is right, it could be that both sides have a point, but the issue presently lies with the Buffalo Police.

Poker Rakeback Company Not Responding

Players and casino affiliates haven’t heard anything from employees at rakeupdate  and rakereduction. The lack of communication over the past few weeks has made them nervous. Most unsettling is that the poker software provider of the two sites discontinued services because the company wouldn’t pay up.

This has poker players wondering if the founder of the company has disappeared with the money he owes them. To date, it is thought that the companies owe over $1 million.

The company has been around for over six years. Concerns have been mounting over the past year:
Earlier this year, the company claimed to have issues with its payment processors. These issues seem to have stemmed from the changes in the employees running the firm. Players had to turn to other sites like Full Tilt Poker to get their money out of their accounts. Unfortunately, players had a number of issues with these real money poker sites as well.

The sites also had to keep paying back players even after Full Tilt Poker and other sites were shut down the FBI.
They were also stuck paying Full Tilt and Cereus Network for referrals they never received.

Rakeupdate.com and rakereduction.com are clearly being hammered by the financial woes they have experienced over the past five months. The potential scandal is likely to extend to other sites as well. Players on sites like Merge and Bodog are also likely to have trouble getting their money back. The issues facing Rakeupdate.com and Rakereduction.com could spread through the entire industry and its hard to know how far it will go.

The most successful affiliates have reason to be concerned. Some of them have earned tens of thousands of dollars. Affiliates are already concerned they won’t see their money back from Full Tilt Poker. Full Tilt has amassed a considerable amount of debt. Should the company ever open up again, it might not be able to pay back the money owed to players and affiliates.

All players know is the two sites are currently unavailable. Their homepages explain that the owner and marketing director of Elite Affiliate Software has discontinued the partnership with the rakeback company. The company have missed the deadline to renew the software.

This leaves players and affiliates what it intends to do. Some speculate the sites might be temporarily unavailable until they can make back some of the money they lost following Full Tilt’s legal battle. Failing to pay their affiliates just for a month might be enough to double their yearly income.

Everyone with a financial interest is wondering whether they will ever see their money again. Are these sites resolving their technical issues or are these the warning signs of a crisis?

Interops Casino Back to Football Casino Promotion

Intertops one of the is banking on the new NFL season, starting this weekend. The $60K “Back to Football” contest will award scoreboard leaders with cash prices of up to $1,000.

No matter how they do with the contest, players will automatically earn points whenever they play any of the casino’s 300 games. Top betting players will be ranked based on their wins, losses and deposits. Prizes and points accumulate until October 3.

In addition, every Monday in September the site will award extra casino bonuses worth up to $250, which is based on activity the previous four days. The bonuses will be awarded via email; other bonuses will be awarded on Thursdays for play from Monday to Wednesday.

For those who can play online poker, the site is offering “Money Night Football” play with the Monday night regular $2,000 guaranteed tournament increasing to $4,000 guaranteed. Players who place in the top 50 will win a seat to the week’s $2,000 freeroll.