Limited Does Deal With Barangaroo In Sydney...
big news today, James Packers Crown Limited
(ASX: CWN) has struck a deal to build a $1 billion
hotel development at Barangaroo, on Sydneys
foreshore. Crown signed an agreement with the developer,
Lend Lease Limited (ASX: LLC) earlier today, but said
it will only go ahead if Crown gains approval to including
VIP gambling facilities (in other words a casino).
Just yesterday, Crown announced that it was spending
up to $568m to build a six star hotel at its Burswood
casino in Perth.
Work on Fijis first ever Casino to begin...
on Fijis first casino will begin this month
as investors will meet to give contracts to local
companies in Denarau this week.
Hundred Sands the company behind the project
has managed to raise $400million for construction.
the initial projections for phase one of the project
which will see the construction of a convention center,
casino and resort is $290m.
Director Larry Claunch says overseas investors are
often given misconceptions about Fijis investment
potential by local private sectors.
has been a lot of criticism if we could raise the
money in a timely fashion we have, criticism
and comments if we can finish on time we will
its going to be probably a fastest development
anybody has ever seen and it going to be fun to watch.
says the current government played a vital role for
didnt come to Fiji with a though of developing
a casino or anything for that matter I really
just came here to eat fresh fish but after
seeing the vision of this government I knew everything
was possible and I was all in.
hundred locals will be employed during the construction
and around 600 to 850 will be employed at the casino.
new casino is expected to begin operation from September
Aspers Casino looks forward to end of Games...
its happening right on the doorstep of his companys
flagship casino, Richard Noble is looking forward
to when the 2012 London Olympic Games finish.
chief operating officer of Aspers Group a joint
venture between the Australian Securities Exchange-listed
Crown and the Aspinall family, which operates Aspers
Casino at Westfield Stratford City next to Olympic
Park says weekly takings and average visitor
numbers are down about 20 per cent in the first week
of the Games.
Aspers at Westfield Stratford City, the countrys
largest casino, opened on December 1 last year, Noble
told The Australian Financial Review it was immediately
popular. In our first three days we had 30,000
visitors which was about 100 per cent above our business
case. After that we were averaging 25,000-30,000 visitors
per week. But in the last few months weve seen
the three carparks here at the Westfield get cut down
to one and now it is none, so we have been adversely
have been restrictions placed on visitor numbers to
Westfield Stratford by the London Olympic Games Organising
Committee (LOCOG). These include only Games ticket
holders being allowed access to Westfield between
8.30am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday.
says this cut down on the ability of regular Aspers
patrons to visit the casino. He said it also affecting
the numbers of people in the local area attracted
to Westfield during the Games, who could have potentially
visited the casino for the first time. LOCOG is also
likely to institute another similar lock-out
later this year due to fears about congestion at the
mall, which is between Olympic Park and public transport
the Olympics not providing the boost in business once
hoped, Noble says Aspers will now concentrate its
marketing efforts on the post-Games period. On
the 18th of September, after the Olympics and
then the Paralympics are over, we will be having a
says the casino concentrates on a high volume of customers
who spend relatively little. It has a catchment area
of 4.1 million people.
that is just in the east and the area around, north
to Luton and east to Southend, he said.
whats been surprising and also delightful is
that weve managed to get a lot of visitors from
the west of London as well.
change to British gaming laws in 2007 allowed for
the casino to be built without previous restrictions
that meant patrons had to become members. Aspers also
owns casinos in Newcastle, Swansea and Northampton
and is planning to open a new venue in Milton Keynes
he says Aspers is pleased about how the Stratford
business has performed given it has already expanded
since its December 2011 opening. It now has 57 gaming
tables, the highest number in Britain, up from 38
when it opened. It has room to accommodate 80 tables.
There are also now 138 electronic gaming terminals,
up from 92. The site will soon feature a bespoke poker
room to go with the sports bar, VIP bar and terrace,
which has been hired out to corporate clients for
Noble, who is otherwise enjoying the Games, cant
wait until September. Some of our patrons are
not able to get here at the moment but that will change
once all this is over. (The Australian Financial
Police detain 150 in Macau casino raids amid fears
of new gang war...
KONG (Reuters) - Police detained more than 150 people
in weekend raids on casinos and hotels in Macau after
a recent spate of killings raised fears of a new gang
war in the world's largest gambling destination.
former Portuguese territory was gripped by gang wars
in the late 1990s and the recent murder of three people
in two weeks, thought linked to the gambling industry,
comes just months ahead of the release from jail of
triad boss "Broken Tooth" Wan Kuok-koi,
who wreaked havoc at that time.
1,300 people were rounded up on Friday and Saturday
in Macau and 150 of those were taken in for questioning
in the operation codenamed "Thunderbolt".
operation is an annual exercise to maintain public
security. It is a joint exercise undertaken by police
in Guangdong province, Macau and Hong Kong to crack
down and prevent crime in this region," a Macau
police spokeswoman said.
Hong Kong, police raided 21 locations on August 2
as part of the joint operation and arrested 130 people
on suspicion of various crimes including money laundering
involving HK$300 million (24.77 million pounds), illegal
gambling and prostitution.
also seized cash, watches and cars worth more than
Macau raids came just weeks after a Chinese woman
was found murdered in a residential area minutes away
from the cavernous gambling halls of gaming magnate
Sheldon Adelson's Venetian casino.
followed the murders of two Chinese nationals at the
five-star Grand Lapa hotel in Macau, a one-hour ferry
ride from Hong Kong, and an attack at the end of June
on a senior figure in Macau's junket industry, which
extends credit to rich gamblers.
contrast, only five homicide cases were recorded between
June 2011 and May 2012, according to Macau police
which like Hong Kong is a special administrative region
of China, has boomed since the 1999 handover from
Portugal, with Las Vegas moguls including Adelson
and Steve Wynn setting up glitzy casino hotels.
growth, however, has slowed significantly in the past
three months, forcing junket operators into more aggressive
of the smaller junket companies, which collect gambling
debts in exchange for a commission from casino operators,
are struggling to stay in business.
IGT partners with California casino...
computerised gaming equipment designer and manufacturer
International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a deal
that will see the Golden Acorn Casino and Travel Center
in California host an online casino application from
its Double Down Interactive subsidiary.
Vegas-based IGT purchased the casual games developer
in January and revealed that the Golden Acorn Casino
is set to utilise its technology in order to offer
casino players free-play gaming experiences.
Acorn recognises the opportunity to provide gaming
entertainment to its players across various channels,
said Eric Tom, Global Sales Executive Vice-President
solution is allowing it to grasp an opportunity to
evolve as the landscape of gaming also changes permitting
it to drive engaging gameplay directly to its casino
guests and fans of the Golden Acorn Casino and Travel
stated that the revenue sharing partnership will see
Golden Acorn use its own website in order provide
players with a truly convergent gaming experience
that is to include access to a full-casino-style
offering of games in one convenient place.
the same game titles on the web that we offer inside
our casino gives us the unique opportunity to deliver
fun and engaging casino-style experiences to our players,
said David Baggerly, Marketing Director for Golden
Acorn Casino and Travel Center, which is located 47
miles from downtown San Diego near the Mexican border.
is an incredible chance to drive interactive slot
culture to our players while allowing them to stay
connected to our brand.
at the Golden Acorn will be able to enjoy online social
versions of Texas holdem poker in addition to
some of IGT's top-performing slot titles including
Da Vinci Diamonds and Cleopatra. New games are to
be added automatically while first-time users will
receive one million dollars in virtual chips.
Development agreement for Bally and High 5 Games...
Technologies has entered into a multi-year agreement
with games developer High 5 Games to publish a substantial
number of new H5G games under the Bally brand for
the worldwide land-based, mobile and online business-to-business
casino gaming markets.
excited to partner with a game creator that has such
a world-class track record of developing high-performing
and engaging game content, said Jean Venneman,
Vice President of Product Management and Licensing
at Bally Technologies. We look forward to leveraging
H5Gs newest game content to help casino operators
across the world drive revenues and delight players.
Srinivasan, Bally's President and Chief Operating
Officer, added, The partnership with H5G reflects
our commitment to delivering best-of-breed, cross-platform
game content to our customers. This promise is reflected
in the more than 25 game studios we have established
across the globe, augmented by relationships with
proven game developers like H5G that enable us to
deliver a diverse array of creative, interactive,
and exciting game content.
are delighted to partner with Bally Technologies,
a long-time leader in the casino gaming industry,
said Anthony Singer, Chief Executive Officer of H5G.
With Ballys sophisticated new ALPHA 2
game platform, and a new Bally Interactive division
committed to mobile, online, and social business-to-business
game content, we believe that the sky is the limit
for this next generation of H5G games.
Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc : The bearish
trend should continue...
Opinion : Bearish under 115.5 GBp
Target price : 83.4 GBp
Stop loss: 115.5 GBp
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
(BPTY) was formed from the merger of bwin Interactive
Entertainment AG and PartyGaming Plc in March 2011
to create the worlds largest listed online gaming.
Incorporated and licensed in Gibraltar, the Group
has over 2,700 employees across Europe, India, Israel
and the US. It commands leading market positions in
each of four product: online sports betting, poker,
casino and bingo with some of the worlds biggest
online gaming brands including bwin, PartyPoker,PartyCasino
month ago, we forecasted a downtrend with a target
price at GBp 102. This target was reached and we reiterate
our opinion. In a bearish trend, BPTY continues to
a fundamental viewpoint, the group is in a bad financial
situation. Analysts have recently downgraded their
forecasts for earnings per share. This indicator is
often a precursor of a declining profitability and
a worsening climate of investor confidence. Even if
the company has a lot of cash, it is overvalued :
BPTYs PER for 2012 is 38.9x and 16.3x for 2013
and growth rates are low.
a technical viewpoint, prices are in a downward trend.
Moving averages are trending down and put pressure
on the stock, which confirms this downward momentum.
This trend may continue toward the GBp 95 support.
Moreover, the security is testing a pivot point at
GBp 102.6 in weekly data and the significant breakdown
of this level would be a new bearish signal.
into account fundamental and technical elements, investors
can initiate a short position in BPTY with a first
target price at GBp 95. If the security crosses this
level, the second target price will be the long term
support at GBp 83.4. A return towards GBp 115.5, the
short-term resistance area, will invalidate the bearish
strategy, which justifies a stop loss. (4 Traders)
Day Special, by Greg Tingle - 26th January 2011
and Happy Australia Day everyone. Ok, we know some
of you punters, journos, high rollers - casino whales,
entertainment news junkies, politicians, insiders,
outsiders and legal eagles are from across the globe
are not Australia, nor have ever been down under,
but you get the idea. Did you know that some indigenous
Australia's call Australia Day 'Invasion Day'! That's
because most history books show that Captain James
Cook and his crew invaded Australia on this day in
1988. They are known by a new names including the
First Fleet, while some aborigines will always think
of them and murderous mongrels, who stole their land
and pride. It's easy for many of us to get the point
of the blackfellas (affectionate). Media
Man and Gambling911
with a bush tucker bag full of Australian gambling,
casino, poker, media and sports news. Fair winds...
Banana Bender State: Pub Pokies And Online Pokies
Becoming More Popular?...
armed bandits are maintaining their popularity in
'The Sunshine State'. It's understand that punters
might have only a 1 in a million chance of winning
really big, lotto - millionaire style, but they just
keep coming back for more. Yep, throw another dime
in the pokie baby. Queenslanders "invested"
close to $2 billion last year as the punters passion
for the slots maintained its fever pace. The total
pokies expenditure of $1.81 billion was slightly down
on the previous year, it was the third year consecutively
the number exceeded $1.8 billion. We're also learned
that the 2008 figure of $1.83 billion was an all-time
record. Now, this is important - those numbers Do
Not take into account the rabid take up and roll our
of online poker or sports betting. You know, betting
over the global medium - the internet. Overall, Queenslanders
spent $7 million less on pokies than last year and
$28 million less than in 2008, but it still works
out at in excess of $150 million every month down
the slots August was the year's biggest month for
slot gamblers, who put close to $170 million in the
throats of the one armed bandits. August was also
the biggest month for gamblers in 2008, with more
than $173 million lost. Pokies remain by far the most
popular games for punters in Australia, bringing in
most of the estimated $17 billion spent on all forms
of gambling down under each year. Some insiders think
that the reduction in official spending was more a
sign of the increased popularity of internet and sports-based
gambling. Concentrating on pokie figures, it appears
Queenslanders gambled more at the height of the global
financial crisis two years ago than they did throughout
'Devil' Gambling Tycoon Devilish Quotes...
Walsh from Tasmania was such a big hit with the readership
we thought we would dig up a few more of the red hot
'The Devil's' quotes, that are too good not to share.
First a refresher...Art and gambling do mix, at least
that's the experience of Brits Damian Aspinall, Phil
'Tuffers' Tufnell, Australian artist Gina Sinozich,
(bodypaint and burlesque "fetish") and Tasmanian
gambling whale - tycoon, David 'Wicked' (satire) Walsh.
You will pick up on Dave's affectionate nickname by
us later. We like you David, ok mate. Tasmania's most
famous or infamous gambling figure, millionaire, David
Walsh yesterday gave us a peak into his art exhibit...the
biggest (and weirdest) private art gallery in Tasmania,
if not the Asia Pacific. The $110 million Museum of
Old and New Art is nestled on the banks of Hobart's
By The Tasmanian Devil!...
the art, let's rock'n'roll."
think formal curation is a form of mental masturbation."
not really that interested in a bunch of big names.
Most of the works are by people most people haven't
heard of and still won't have heard of because there's
no wall labels."
don't want to lose control (or) something that ends
up looking like a pale version of the National Gallery
see reception if you are planning a pool party or
a ritualistic orgy."
the opportunity to mess with your head. I like the
idea of people having a couple of beers and looking
at the art, having a couple more and changing their
a privileged guy with a megaphone"
like a rich mans soap box. Im standing
on my soapbox and Im shouting my views like
they mean something."
take all the popular stuff out. And if you go to the
toilet two or three times well recommend a good
brother once said about me that Id rather be
outside a barrel pissing in than inside the barrel
pissing out. Im anti this idea that we know
what were doing with certainty. I kinda think
that most things that are good happen to people largely
by accident, but then they start looking for explanations.
You see the views of rich, successful people on television,
and they tell you why they got rich and successful;
they dont interview all the people who went
through the same process and didnt. I think
most things are complete crap. I want to show that
you can be fortunate without believing that your fortune
was anything other than fortune."
are so many things we do that we hide from. We hack
open cows and eat their guts but we compartmentalise
that away from our lives so we can pretend its
not happening. And on a larger, more important scale,
if each of us acted individually to say OK,
we f ed up the atmosphere, it is our personal
responsibility, humanity would behave in a very
of the things about having money is that I
feel a bit of guilt and a level of privilege, and
it seems to be an obligation to do something, and
since art is what Ive been doing....but it wasnt
really like that. It was: I bought this small gallery,
bought a bigger one, and gradually it became something
of this scale. Its become a lot more serious
endeavour than I intended it to be. Theres a
bit of thumbing my nose at the establishment and trying
to bypass academia, but mainly I just wanted it to
be a bit of fun. And it is. And it will be."
gambling is all a computer thing that is going on
Cairns Reef Hotel Casino Poised To Raise Big Bucks
For Flood Relief On Australia Day...
let's all spare a thought for those who have been
attacked by the floods on Australia Day. Numerous
events are being planed around Australia, from 'Sound
Relief' to and initiative from the Cairns Reef Hotel
Casino 'Bring on the Sun' It will be one of the biggest
events on the Australia Day calendar for the city
and all funds raised will go to the Premiers
Flood Relief Appeal. There's a good old fashioned
sausage sizzle, competitions and female performers
including the Marlins cheer squad. "The
whole idea is slanted towards the female performer,"
entertainment manager Bruce Stewart said. "Weve
got an eclectic blend of female artists coming to
perform as well." Cazalys, El Mundo Tapas Bar
and the Marlin Coast Bowls Club will also host events
to raise money for flood victims. Cairns Regional
Council will hold events across the region, including
the ever-popular celebrations on the Esplanade. Mayor
Val Schier said the council was expecting a good attendance
as usual with residents keen to get outside and celebrate
our sunburnt country in the green and gold. "Even
last year when it poured, a huge number of people
came to the Aussie breakfast; we expect the same will
happen this year, rain, hail or shine. It is one of
those days where people can come together as a community
and help celebrate why it is great to be an Australian.
We live in a fantastic country and it is good for
people to get out and enjoy it." Pubs and clubs
will also get into the Aussie spirit with a number
of activities on offer. Paradise Palms Resort and
Country Club has a patriotic, fun-filled day planned
with activities that pay homage to Australias
heritage such as the much-anticipated pie-eating competition.
"Everybody is welcome to come along and have
some fun while tucking into our Aussie selection of
meat pies, icy beers, lamingtons and classic Australian
music by DJ Danny from Millennium Sounds," director
of sales and marketing Darlene Holdsworth said.
Palms Resort and Country Club Australia Day celebrations
Whats on: Australian menu served from noon in
Restaurant 59, pie-eating and thong-throwing competitions
start at 1.30pm. Pies, icy beers, lamingtons and classic
Australian music on offer at the resort.
Time: 12pm. Entry free.
Bring on the Sun at Cairns Reef Hotel Casino
Whats on: Entertainment, sausage sizzle, raffles,
jumping castle and more with all proceeds going to
the Premiers Flood Relief Appeal.
Time: 2pm. Entry free.
Shane Warne And Poker Mates Get VIP Star Treatment
At Australian Open Tennis Sunday Night...
spinner got there at 8pm hoping to get star VIP treatment
for 14 of his closest mates. In the mix was was Joe
Hachem, who he had earlier caught up with at the launch
of the Aussie Millions Poker Tournament at Crown Casino.
Warne requested an escort (no, not that type silly)
when he arrived and posed mostly for photographs with
his sunglasses on. He also spent time in Andy Roddick's
player's box during his loss to Swissman Stanislas
Wawrinka. It been a big couple of days for "poker
her" for the legend, playing rendezvous with
Liz Hurley in LA. He is expected to play in the second
round of the poker tournament and could face off against
Gary Ablett Jr and Jeff Fenech tomorrow. Blett made
it through to the second round.
Australian Financial Review Goes Gaga For Lady Gaga;
Gets Facts Wrong (We Think)...
took us a few months of going through newspapers but
we finally found the AFR to make a slip up, and its
a doozy....An article reads "the complex will
have a few upmarket bars, including one on the roof,
and an events theatre to house live acts think
Lady Gaga as well as awards nights." With
Gaga's level of popularity she would require a much
larger venue than Star City. Earlier this year, she
- they played two concerts at the Sydney Entertainment
Centre, capacity 12,000 or thereabouts. Do the math.
Kylie Minogue To Do The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Las Vegas: Aphrodite Live...
is down Kylie fans the word over. She's doing Ceasers
Sunday May 22, 2011 8pm
Melbourne: Aussie Joker Comedian Performs At Packer's
Crown; Raises Cash For Flood Relief...
folks at Crown Casino recently enjoyed 'The Jokers
Comedy That Rocks' at Crown Casino. James Packer's
casino donated all proceeds from last Friday nights
show to Queensland flood victims. Organiser William
Leitch has happy with the way things went and showcased
an evening with some of the citys top stand-up
artists, including Brad Oakes, Christine Basil and
Greg Fleet. It's understood he got close to 150 people
to come along, and he may be invited back on upcoming
Top 100 ASX Listed Companies Respond To Flood Cry
For Help; Gambling And Gaming Industry Steps Up; Mining
Firms and Banking Bastards Lead Charge...
BHP Billiton: $1.3 million (in addition, matching
CBA: $1.35 million
Westpac: $1 million
ANZ: $1 million
NAB: $1 million
News Corp: $500,000 and Blue Ribbon campaign
Rio Tinto: $1 million ($700,000 to Premier Relief,
$300,000 to Emerald community)
Wesfarmers: $7.5 million (plus $3.5 million from Coles
Telstra Corp: up to $1 million by matching staff contributions
(so far $338,000; is also supplying phones and free
calls to people affected)
Woolworths: $6.9 million (matching customer donations
in Woolies, Big W, Dick Smith dollar for dollar)
Fortescue Metals: Matching staff donations dollar
QBE Insurance: not releasing a statement
Origin energy: $1 million
Macquarie Group: $200,000 (combined staff and company
effort with fundraising activities continuing both
here and overseas)
AXA Asia Pacific: No response
Santos: $500,000 plus use of helicopters and vehicles
for clean up. Also $50,000 for flooding in WA
Coal and Allied Industries: (see Rio Tinto)
AMP: $250,000 + matching employee contributions to
WA flood appeal up to $250,000
Suncorp Group: $100,000 (staff and customers have
Foster's Group: $500,000
Brambles: No response
Leighton Holdings: No response
Orica: No response
Oil Search: No response
Stockland: Donated $250,000 to the Premier's flood
relief appeal, another $30,000 to the Mayoress Rockhampton
regional flood appeal and are matching employee donations
dollar for dollar
Coca. Cola Amatil: No response
Amcor: No response
Westfield Retail Trust: No response
IAG: No response
Crown: Donation tins in Crown complexes and have committed
to matching all donations as well as staff contributions
Tabcorp Holdings: $1 million
Tatts Group: Going to run a dedicated lottery for
the Queensland flood appeal where all profits will
go to the Premier's Flood Appeal. They ran the same
thing in Victoria after the Black Saturday bushfires.
It will run on Wednesday 2 Feb in Queensland and is
expected to raise $200,000. In addition, another donation
will be made from the unclaimed prizes fund of an
as. yet undecided amount
Fairfax Media: Matching staff donations
Seek: Reported it had made a donation to the Premier's
Flood Appeal but chose not to disclose how much
Flood Relief Money Gets Spend On Pokies, Vice - Piss
Up At Pubs...
been reported in a number of Queensland newspapers
that the $1000 flood relief grants that went to many
good folks in Granville are being used to feed slots
and buy piss (beer) rather than food and necessities.
Two Maryborough publicans say that in some instances
the answer to that is yes, and they are disgusted.
One of the publicans was so incensed by the misuse
of flood relief money she telephoned Fairfax Media
to complain. "A man came in bragging about how
hed got the $1000 payout because he told Centrelink
he was stuck in Granville but he was here the
whole time. It makes me sick that people are openly
admitting theyve got the money for nothing,
while there are people whove died or lost everything."
She said Centrelink should have screened the applications
more carefully to make sure only people who were genuinely
in need received the cash. Another pub owner said
his one armed bandits had not stopped buzzing since
the grants became available. "We were quiet during
the actual floods but this weeks been totally
different. The pokies and the bottle shop have been
going non-stop." Yeah, Aussie continue to love
a punt, rain, hail, shine or flood!
Millions Game 8 Results...
London based chap took down the $1,100 8 game mixed
event title at Crown Casino in Melbourne adding AUD$23,800
to his almost $1.2 million in career tournament earnings.
He entered the final table as the short stack, but
managed to grind his way to victory and nudge away
Australia's Bruno Portaro for the victory. The event
marked Ashby's 8th final table appearance at the Aussie
Millions that includes a side-event win back in 2005
and a seventh-place finish in the main event in 2009.
Ashby also won his first WSOP bracelet this summer
in the $1,500 7 Card Stud event and went well in the
$10k H.O.R.S.E. for his biggest career score of $378,027.
The 2011 Aussie Millions $1,100 8-Game Mixed event
drew 68-players and paid the final 7.
are the results:
1 Richard Ashby AUD$23,800
2 Bruno Portaro AUD$16,320
3 Casey Kastle AUD$10,880
4 Daniel Ospina AUD$6,800
5 Oliver Gill AUD$4,760
6 Dane Coltman AUD$3,400
7 Paul Ravesi AUD$2,040
Main Event Day 1b: PartyPoker And Full Tilt Poker
Players Feel The Pain...
and Full Tilt Poker's powers that be likely won't
be celebrating. Ok, they got news coverage and exposure,
but its because their players are out. Yep, history
maties. Full Tilt went well on Day 1a but Day 1b was
rooted. Many of the big name pros went down for the
count as locals stepped up. 209 players entered the
Crown Poker room but after 7 levels of play, 80 remained.
David Oppenheim, Annette Obrestad, Carlos Mortensen,
David Benyamine, Andrew Feldman, Steve Yea, Andy Bloch
and Gus Hansen were some of the Full Tilt players
who died. Other casualties included Luke Santo, Raj
Ramakrishnan, George Moussa, Michael Pedley, Graeme
Putt, Martin Comer, Dennis Huntly, Jamie Pickering,
Bruno Portaro, Casey Kastle, Ben Savage and Tim Marsters.
2005 World Champion Joe Hachem (tweeting he struggled
with jetlag following a recent trip to the PokerStars
Caribbean Adventure.) Defending champ, 2010 Aussie
Millions Main Event winner Tyron Krost (PartyGaming's
pro went down too). A new champ will be crowned in
2011 with plenty of Aussies still in contention. The
field kicked off with Jeff Rossier in the lead with
154,900, closely followed by Michael Ottobra (143,400)
and Martin Drewe, After winning the Opening Event
last week and going deep in another event, Drewe is
now set in the chip leaders in the Main Event after
getting to 136,100. Jay SEABEAST Kinkade
did nicely with 128,700, Haibo Chu (113,900), Manny
Stavropoulos (85,600), Sorel Mizzi (74,400), Michael
Egan (61,100), Kent Hunter (56,400), Jeff Lisandro
(55,000), Eric Assadourian (50,300), Scott Montgomery
(49,200), Chris Ferguson (45,400), Lee Nelson (30,200),
Neil Channing (28,800), Roland de Wolfe (26,100),
Aleks Brkovic (24,600), Jackie Glazier (21,900), Grant
Levy (18,300), Gary Benson (10,500) and Mel Judah
(7,200) amongst those who will return on Day 2. The
3rd and final flight of the 2011 Aussie Millions Main
will commence Tuesday with another strong field and
a few big names expected. Even Van Marcus will front
up. Van, is your Red Ferrari safe this time mate?
We're looking for more good fodder to write about.
How about do a publicity stunt and make world wide
headlines ago. Maybe someone at Crown Casino - Crown
Limited might be open to it. Stanger things have happened...
like Ferrari's getting stolen on site, casino fights
and a man getting stuck in the Crown Casino kitchen
Millions Event #9 Day 1b: Rossiter In Front...
was down to business with players investing AUD$10,600
to buy in all with the goal of becoming the 2011 Aussie
Millions Champion. 7 seven levels of play, and the
209-player field went to 80. Jeff Rossiter is in front
with 154,900. Martin Drewe, 2011 Aussie Millions Event
#1 winner with 136,100 - now 3rd on the leaderboard.
Australian Jay Kinkade is on 128,700, and European
Poker Tour mainstay Jeff Sarwer sits 5th with 120,500.
Randy "nanonoko" Lew has 110,000 and Gavin
Griffin 101,700 in 9th ninth and 10th place. Sorel
Mizzi, Jeffrey Lisandro, Eric Assadourian, Team Full
Tilt's Chris Ferguson, Full Tilt Poker Red Pros Scott
Montgomery and Roland de Wolfe, Neil Channing, and
Lee Nelson have also all made it to Wednesday's Day
2, but it was touch and go for some of them, testing
the skill VS luck debate. Full Tilt Poker $25,000
Shootout Invitational winner David Oppenheim, Annette
Obrestad, Carlos Mortensen, Andy Bloch, David Benyamine,
Andrew Feldman, Gus Hansen, Joe Hachem, and David
Steicke all had to say goodnight nurse. PartyGaming's
Tyron Krost was eliminated in a hand VS Gavin Griffin
where his Ace-Queen couldn't best Griffin's Aces.
The 3rd and final Day 1 flight commences Tuesday in
Melbourne, Australia at 12:30 p.m. local time.
board of poker yet? If so, try your luck er skill
at Baccarat or Craps. If your more into luck, check
out the slots like Cleopatra, Sinatra, Rambo, Goanna
Gold and The Terminator. Rumour goes PartyGaming
also have, or will soon get, a World
Poker Tour themed online slot game. We recommend
punters open an account with PartyCasino,PartyGaming
Poker Tour, just to have all based covered. Party
appears to still be the most popular online casino
brand in Australia despite big efforts by the likes
of 888. Marvel
slot games are forecast to be some of the most
popular of this year with Captain
America and Thor
tipped to hit Australia cinema's this year, with Spider-Man
also getting a remake. Whatever your casino game of
choice, good luck, and let us know how you go guys
and girls. Spin to win.
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of the players involved will remember the jaw dropping
quads over quads Andrew Robl, Toby Lewis, Mike
Sexton and Jesse May talk about this in a special
post here: PartyPoker.com
Aussie Millions qualifiers are up and running. Team
Party pro Tyron Krost won the event last year and
gives his own guide to satellites. PartyPoker.com
VIP's - Spoil Yourself With As Many Presents As You
Want From PartyPoker
- Santa's Party Pack Open To All On PartyCasino
30th November 2010 -- The festive season is
drawing closer and PartyPoker.com
is making sure they treat their most-valued players
to a whole stack of presents. Palladium VIPs have
the opportunity to pick up six presents and fill their
very own Santa sack by just earning points by playing
online tables from the 1st to 14th December 2010.
spokesman said: "The premise is very simple
Palladium VIPs earn points that make prizes. At the
bottom end there is a $50 cash bonus, while 30,000
points delivers a $5,000 WPT entry. Players are entitled
to keep all of the prizes they can win - so with six
prize levels theres six fantastic presents to
Heres whats on offer in the VIP Gift Accumulator:
feast of presents doesnt just end here though.
Every time a player hits a prize level PartyPoker.com
award tickets for the VIP Gift Accumulator prize draw
which offers the chance to win a share of $10,000.
The more prizes a Palladium VIP earn the more entries
theyll get into the draw, giving more frequent
players a better chance of winning the $5,000 first
prize, the $3,000 second prize or the $2,000 third
prize. Winners will be announced on the 17th December.
Please note that this is an OPT-IN promotion. For
more information see: PartyPoker.com
Santa is also coming to PartyCasino.com.
Unlike the poker promotion this is open to non VIPs
too and runs from the 1st 14th December, whether
you have been bad or good. Points mean prizes including
a luxury Caribbean holiday!
00:00 ET, 1st December
Ends: 23:59 ET, 14th December
is making an early appearance. Hes spreading
Christmas cheer, handing out killer Christmas presents
to non-VIP and Palladium VIP players.
1st to 14th December, you can celebrate Christmas
in style with a double whammy of festive winning opportunities.
Theres a prize giveaway where you can scoop
up to 6 prizes, and a massive cash prize draw!
a share of Santas Party Pack is simple, and
you dont even have to sit on Santas knee!
Simply opt-in between the 1st-14th December and collect
points by playing your favourite slots and jackpot
slots. The more you play, the more prizes youll
youre not a VIP yet, check out the Christmas
List below, Santa could bring you up to 5 fantastic
prizes worth $1,000:
iPad 64GB WiFi has a cash alternative of $1,000, **The
Luxury Caribbean Holiday has a cash alternative of
$5,000 these will automatically be credited to your
account. Please see T&Cs for details of
how to receive the non monetary alternative.
Big Prize Draw
a cracker! But wait theres an extra present
under the tree Santas Big Prize Draw.
By taking part in Santas Party Pack, you will
be eligible for the draw. The more points you earn
the more entries you will receive. Check below to
see how much cash you can win:
Big Prize Draw
time you earn 20 points during the promotion, youll
get one entry to the Big Prize Draw. $10,000 will
be shared equally between 10 lucky players.
Big Prize Draw
time you earn 500 points during the promotion, youll
get one entry to the Big Prize Draw. $20,000 will
be shared between 3 lucky players in the following
amounts: 1st - $10,000, 2nd - $6,000 and 3rd - $4,000.
can collect points on any of our slots and jackpot
slots. To join the festivities you need to Opt-In
from the 1st-14th December. Win some exceptional presents
this Christmas with Santas Party Pack.
may seem difficult but it is important that all citizens
across the world stay updated with Internet Betting
laws. Below you will find what we understand as the
laws to online betting in certain areas of the world.
Internet Betting Laws
The United States of America has the most ambiguous
online casino laws in the world. They have passed
laws to ban banks from allowing transactions that
are deemed illegal, but no one has any idea what the
United States considers legal or illegal. Currently,
all US citizens are advised to check with local laws
before gambling online. Even the online casinos aren't
sure if you should be allowed to bet at their site.
Some companies don't allow US players, others allow
some US players, and some could care less where a
player is from.
Internet Casino Laws
The UK is the first major country to completely legalize
and regulate online gambling. The Gambling Act of
2005 was passed while Prime Minister Tony Blair was
in office. Blair had a flair for expanding gambling,
but when Gordon Brown took over as Prime Minister
in the UK he provided a tax structure that was so
high that most online casino companies were not urged
to relocate to England. Today, all web branded casinos
that are in a UK approved jurisdiction are legal for
UK citizens to play at.
Online Betting Laws
As the world gets deeper into the 21st century and
the Internet becomes a more common cultural tool more
and more countries are realizing the reality that
is Internet gambling. Currently, Spain, Italy, Germany
and other countries have moved to legalize and regulate
the industry, while few still look to protect their
homeland gaming monopolies. It is extremely important
to check all local, state, and federal laws before
participating in any online gambling activities.