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Interactive Applies for NV Online Gaming License
list of brick and mortar casino owners applying for
Nevada intrastate online gaming licenses just keeps
growing. Fertitta Interactive is the latest organization
to submit an application.
Interactive is partially owned by Frank and Lorenzo
Fertitta, owners of the popular Station Casinos as
well as the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand.
Former Golden Nugget owners Tim Poster and Tom Breitling
also have a stake in Fertitta Interactive. The company
acquired software provider CyberArts in the fall of
2011 and they are now taking steps to be a force in
the online gambling world.
support the regulation of online poker, said
Lorenzo Fertitta, founder of Fertitta Interactive,
in a Thursday press release. Our industry leading
software has a track record of complying with the
strictest regulations in jurisdictions around the
world. Nevada has always been the leader in gaming
regulation and were pleased to file our application
here. Our goal is to provide customers with the best
online gaming experience in a safe and well-regulated
currently supplies its Foundation Poker software to
the free play site PurePlay poker. Fertitta Interactive
is now one of a dozen companies who have applied for
licenses along with brick and morter entities MGM
Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Boyd Gaming, Monarch
Casino, and South Point. Software providers Cantor
Gaming, IGT, 888 Holdings, Shuffle Master, Aristocrat
Technologies, and Bally Technologies have also applied
announcement is the latest in a string of announcements
from Las Vegas gaming companies that indicate that
regulated online gambling appears to be happening
in the near future. Earlier this week, Caesars Interactive
and longtime European partner 88 Holdings revealed
they are expanding their partnership to include US
gaming. Online free money gaming juggernaut Zynga
also hinted last month that a real money venture could
be a possibility in the future as well.
Interactive Submits Application to Nevada Gaming Control
Board to be Licensed to Operate Internet Poker
VEGAS, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertitta Interactive
LLC announced today that it has submitted an application
to the Nevada Gaming Control Board to be licensed
as an operator and service provider of Internet Poker.
Fertitta Interactive has been at the forefront of
pursuing regulation for online poker since the company's
inception in 2010.
support the regulation of online poker," said
Lorenzo Fertitta, founder of Fertitta Interactive.
"Our industry leading software has a track record
of complying with the strictest regulations in jurisdictions
around the world.
has always been the leader in gaming regulation and
we're pleased to file our application here,"
he added. "Our goal is to provide customers with
the best online gaming experience in a safe and well-regulated
Established in 2010 by Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo
Fertitta, Tom Breitling and Tim Poster, Fertitta Interactive
works to build strong global brands and businesses
online. The group has worked together since the early
1990s, when the Fertittas were investors in Travelscape,
an online travel company that was founded by Breitling
and Poster and purchased by Microsoft's Expedia, Inc.
Casinos' founding family to remain in control: report
YORK - Bankrupt casino operator Station Casinos Inc.
is likely to come out of bankruptcy still remaining
under control of its founding family, according to
bankruptcy judge determined that a group backed by
founder Frank Fertitta's sons Frank and Lorenzo, had
made the only qualified bid in an auction for part
of the company, leaving them with reins while wiping
out much of the company's $5.9 billion in debt, the
Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
Fertittas, who also own the Ultimate Fighting Championship
business, had faced opposition from dissident lenders
and rival casino operator Boyd Gaming Co. -- in their
attempt to keep control of the casino company's assets
after it filed for bankruptcy protection more than
a year ago, the Journal said.
company, started with a single casino about a mile
west of the Las Vegas Strip in 1976, assumed $3.3
billion in additional debt when the two brothers took
it private with Colony Capital for $8.8 billion in
2007, just as the fortunes of the casino market began
to turn, according to the report. (Credit:
The Wall Street Journal).
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111: St-Pierre vs Hardy fight is this Saturday, March
This event will held at the Prudential Center in Newark,
New Jersey. UFC 111 has 3 bouts I cant wait
to see; GSP vs Hardy is an obvious one, Mir vs Carwin
should be a blood bath and Finch vs Alves could be
career fight for the winner.
The title fight between GSP vs Hardy could likely
go the distance. Hardys got a solid stand up
game, ground game and pure ego should keep him from
tapping. GSP does have his work cut out for him here
but will score well and take the decision in 5 rounds
of brutal ground and pound action.
In the Mir vs Carwin I think somebodys going
to get knocked out here. As much as I like Frank Mir
this fight could be a re-take from his last bout vs
Brock Lesnar. Lesnar and Carwin are similar in size
and strength but I agree with Mirs own words
when he says: Carwin is a bit more dangerous.
Frank Mir was referring to Carwin being more dangerous
(than Brock Lesnar) and more like him in being an
accurate knock out puncher.
Lesnar is strong but he's not a one-punch knockout
artist. He's knocked people over because he clubs
you with his hands but he's not really a knockout
artist. Where Carwin has actually knocked people out."
The prelims and Spike fights arent looking to
bad either. There are a few UFC new comers who will
be trying to establish themselves from what Ive
read about Greg Soto (7-0 MMA) should welcome his
opportunity to fill Ricardo Funch shoes in fighting
Matt Riddle (3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC). Soto currently resides
and trains with Kurt Pellegrino whos also fighting
in UFC 111 against Fabricio Camoes.
Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St. Pierre
vs. Dan Hardy
Interim Heavyweight Championship bout: Frank Mir vs.
Welterweight bout: Ben Saunders vs. Jake Ellenberger
Welterweight bout: Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves
Lightweight bout: Jim Miller vs. Mark Bocek
Spike TV Card
Welterweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham
Welterweight bout: Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown
Lightweight bout: Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes
Light Heavyweight bout: Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman
Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Tomasz Drwal
Welterweight bout: Matthew Riddle vs. Greg Soto
Recap from my UFC 110 predictions: I had a perfect
card going 8 for 8.
**Green represents the winner and yellow highlights
my other selections.**
Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain
Middleweight Bout: Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping
Lightweight Bout: Joe Stevenson vs. George Sotiropoulos
Light Heavyweight Bout: Keith Jardine vs. Ryan Bader
Heavyweight Bout: Mirko Filipovic vs. Ben Rothwell
Cro Cop won but fought Anthony Perosh instead
Light Heavyweight Bout: Elvis Sinosic vs. Chris Haseman
Fight didnt happen
Light Heavyweight Bout: Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof
Welterweight Bout: Chris Lytle vs. Brian Foster
Middleweight Bout: C.B. Dollaway vs. Goran Reljic
Light Heavyweight Bout: James Te-Huna vs. Igor Pokrajac
104: Machida vs. Rua Card Finalized
UFC’s return to Southern California is complete
as the UFC has officially confirmed the 9 remaining
bouts on the card.
104 will feature a light heavyweight title bout between
undefeated champion Lyoto Machida and former Pride
middleweight Grand Prix champion Mauricio “Shogun”
Cain Valasquez will also be taking on former IFL standout
Ben Rothwell in the co-main event.
remaining bouts that have been made official by the
Neer vs. Gleison Tibau
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Berry
Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen
Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons
Ryan Bader vs. Eric “Red” Schafer
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Razak Al-Hassan
Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley
104 will take place in the home of the 2008-2009 world
champion Los Angeles Lakers, STAPLES Center, on October
Belfort defeated Rich Franklin by KO at 3:02, R1.
dos Santos defeated Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic
by verbal submission at 2:00, R3.
Daley defeated Martin Kampmann by TKO at 2:31, R1.
Koscheck defeated Frank Trigg by TKO at 1:25, R1.
Griffin defeated Hermes Franca by TKO at 3:26, R2.
Escudero defeated Cole Miller by KO at 3:36, R1.
Drwal defeated Drew McFedries by submission (rear
naked choke) at 1:03, R2
Miller defeated Steve Lopez by TKO (injury) at :48
Lentz defeated Rafaello Oliveira by unanimous decision
(29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Story defeated Brian Foster by submission (arm triangle
choke) at 1:09 of R2
Marshall defeated Jason Brilz by split decision (30-27,
Matyushenko defeated Igor Pokrajac by unanimous decision
(30-27 on all scorecards).
Dos Anjos defeated Robert Emerson by unanimous decision
(30-27 on all scorecards).
UFC 102 News
Lock Alert - Krzysztof Soszynski WILL Bust Up Brandon
Legends - Couture vs. Nogueira at UFC 102
102 Vera vs. Soszynski - It’s Put Up or Shut
Up for "The Truth"
102 Preview - Just How Good is Maia’s Striking?
Event Preview - Couture is going to Evict Nogueira
from the UFC
vs. Rosholt - Take the Underdog at UFC 102
102 Fight of the Night - Jardine vs. Silva will be
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martial arts (MMA) organization, currently recognized
as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC
is headquartered in Las Vegas,
Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC.
UFC was started as a tournament to find the world's
best fighters irrespective of their style, and was
based upon Brazilian vale tudo fighting. Although
there was a limited number of rules, the UFC was initially
known as no holds barred fighting and contests were
often violent and brutal. Early UFC fights were less
sport than spectacle, which led to accusations of
brutality and "human cock fighting" by opponents.
Political pressures eventually led the UFC into the
underground, as pay-per-view providers nixed UFC programming,
nearly extinguishing the UFC's public visibility.
political pressure mounted, the UFC reformed itself,
slowly embracing stricter rules, becoming sanctioned
by state athletic commissions, and marketing itself
as a legitimate sporting event. Dropping the no holds
barred label and carrying the banner of mixed martial
arts, the UFC has emerged from its political isolation
to become more socially acceptable, regaining its
position in pay-per-view television.
a cable television deal and expansion into new markets
within the United States and Europe, the UFC is currently
undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along
with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming
can now be seen on Spike TV in the United States,
as well as in 35 other countries worldwide. (Credit:
stops Mir, St. Pierre wins at UFC 100 - 11th July
Lesnar defended his heavyweight title in his uniquely
brutish style at UFC 100 Saturday night, capping the
sport's landmark weekend with a second-round stoppage
of Frank Mir.
Georges St. Pierre defended his welterweight title
with a showcase of his inimitably well-rounded mixed
martial arts skills in an unanimous decision over
Thiago Alves, while Dan Henderson knocked out Michael
Bisping with a single punch in a middleweight upset
as the UFC rolled its odometer into triple digits
on a celebratory night for the proliferating sport.
Lesnar (4-1) ended the main event with a relentless
series of right hands into the face of Mir, who handed
Lesnar his only loss nearly 18 months ago.
Lesnar, a hulking former pro wrestler with a mercurial
temperament, then taunted his opponent while Mir was
rising from the ground. He added a two-handed obscene
gesture to the booing sellout crowd at the Mandalay
Bay Events Center, putting an entertaining but unflattering
end on the highest-profile show in the sport's history.
There were no theatrics or poor sportsmanship from
St. Pierre, the classy Canadian star considered the
UFC's pound-for-pound best. He was the superior fighter
from the start, winning every round on every scorecard
while steadily punishing his Brazilian opponent with
punches, kicks and repeated takedowns in his third
Nearly 16 years after MMA pioneer Royce Gracie won
three fights in one night to triumph at UFC 1 in Denver,
the sport reached a centennial of sorts before a frenzied
sellout crowd in the UFC's hometown. The arena was
packed well before the main bouts, including some
fans who apparently paid more than $40,000 online
for resold tickets.
The league has grown from a bit player in a fringe
pastime to an estimated $1 billion company, and the
weekend's festivities reflected its success despite
the widespread skepticism it still faces from other
sports fans and some states' lawmakers.
The 100th showcase was broadcast live in 75 countries,
and thousands of fans without tickets for the event
packed into closed-circuit shows all along the Strip.
Tens of thousands attended the first UFC Fan Expo,
immersing themselves in the lifestyle built around
Lesnar, who turns 32 on Sunday, again moved upward
in the eclectic trajectory of a former college wrestler
who performed in the WWE and briefly suited up for
the Minnesota Vikings before embarking on an MMA career
just over three years ago.
Mir (12-4) beat Lesnar with a knee bar at UFC 81,
forcing Lesnar to tap out 90 seconds into his second
UFC fight. Lesnar, whose name recognition and menacing
approach earned him lightning-quick shots at the sport's
biggest prizes, recovered by beating Heath Herring
and then stopping Randy Couture last November to claim
the heavyweight belt.
Lesnar used his 265 pounds to take position on top
of Mir early, and Lesnar stayed on top throughout
a dull first round, throwing punches that mostly did
little. Mir made a bit of headway in the second, but
was trapped against the octagon by Lesnar, who kept
throwing right hands until Mir's defense wilted.
"Keep booing! Keep booing!" Lesnar yelled
to the largely unsympathetic crowd.
After dominating the first 14 minutes with several
takedowns, St. Pierre (19-2) knocked Alves onto his
back with a punch late in the third. But St. Pierre
also injured his groin in the third, and Alves (22-5)
managed to gain position for the only time in the
St. Pierre escaped and nearly finished it with a rear
naked choke on Alves, who lost for the first time
in eight fights.
"When I was on my back, he pushed my leg down,"
St. Pierre said. "It could have been a very bad
night for me."
In the undercard showdown between the veteran fighters
who served as coaches on the past season of the UFC's
popular television show, Henderson (25-7) flattened
Bisping with a spectacular right hand in the second
Henderson, a Californian who traded verbal barbs with
Manchester native Bisping over the past several months,
pursued Bisping (18-2) around the octagon during a
largely stand-up fight until Bisping's defense slipped.
Henderson then landed another heavy right hand while
Bisping was senseless and defenseless on his back
before the referee tackled him.
"What happened?" Bisping asked Wolfslair
Academy training mate Rampage Jackson as they walked
to the locker room afterward.
to be shown on Australian television via Foxtel -
Main Event TV
Fighting Championship® Events Launch in 2007 Australia
on MAIN EVENT
LLC and MAIN EVENT Television today announced that
the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®)
organization's live pay-per-view events will return
to Australian televisions and will betelecast throughout
the country on the MAIN EVENT channel in 2007, commencing
with UFC 67: All OR NOTHING at 2.00pm EDT on Sunday,
February 4, 2007.
highly popular UFC events, featuring the world's most
recognizable mixed martial arts fighters, are taking
the world by storm with sell-out crowds and incredible
in Las Vegas, Nev (USA) the UFC is entering its fourteenth
year of operation as a professional mixed martial
arts organization, and is currently expanding to the
United Kingdom and Europe.
to FOXTEL, AUSTAR and OPTUS residential subscribers,
MAIN EVENT is the place for pay-per-view events. The
addition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship events
brings subscribers the best combat sports events available.
are pleased to bring the world's most exciting live
sports event - the UFC - back to fight fans throughout
Australia," said (UFC President Dana White. "Through
MAIN EVENT all of our pay-per-view events will now
be available to all of our fans in Australia. We look
forward to bringing them all the best fights as they
happen, as well as new and exciting ways that they
can experience the UFC."
are delighted to have secured the Ultimate Fighting
Championship events for MAIN EVENT - they are a fantastic
addition to the wide range of pay-per-view programming
offered by the channel to our subscribers," MAIN
EVENT Channel Manager David Spencer said.
67: ALL OR NOTHING features the UFC Middleweight title
bout between Anderson "The Spider" Silva
and Travis Lutter, as well as the UFC debuts of Quinton
"Rampage" Jackson vs. Marvin Eastman and
Mirko "Cro Cop" vs. Eddie Sanchez.
(17-4), fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil, defeated
Rich Franklin by first round KO at UFC 64 to become
the new UFC Middleweight Champion. He is an extremely
well-rounded fighter with phenomenal striking skills
and is looking to make Lutter his first successful
title defense. Lutter (12-3) has fought all over the
world including Brazil, Denmark, Japan and England.
He made his UFC debut with a victory over Marvin Eastman
at UFC 50 in October 2004. During The Ultimate Fighter
4, Lutter used his world class Jiu- Jitsu skills to
dominate all three rounds against Team Mojo's Pete
"Drago" Sell and punch his ticket to the
finals in Las Vegas. There, he submitted Canadian
Patrick Cote by armlock at 2:18 of the first round.
"Cro Cop" is considered worldwide as one
of the top heavyweights in mixed martial arts today.
Notorious for his devastating striking skills - especially
his high kicks -- which he used to knockout Aleksander
Emelianenko and most recently Vanderlei Silva, Mirko
"Cro Cop" storms into the UFC ready to battle
anyone who dares to oppose him. Eddie Sanchez is a
freestyle fighter with heavy hands who always comes
to bang. Undefeated with a 8-0 mixed martial arts
record, Sanchez is confident that if he lands his
right hand the fight will be over and he will have
a marquis win over Mirko "Cro Cop" on his
"Rampage" Jackson is known and respected
for his raw strength, power slams and equal striking
ability. He marches into the UFC with a motive and
a plan to capture the UFC light heavyweight crown.
He is prepared to wipe out all the top 205-pounders
the UFC puts before him, and blaze a path to a much
desired title shot. Marvin Eastman is a mixed martial
arts veteran who is recognized for pushing the pace
and for using his striking power to score ferocious
knockouts. He will step into the OctagonT ready to
do battle with Jackson and establish his name as a
top fighter in the UFC.
67: ALL OR NOTHING will take place live from the Mandalay
Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV (USA) on Saturday,
February 3, 2006. Each month commencing in February,
2007 MAIN EVENT will broadcast UFC PPV Events Live
from the USA commencing at 2.00pm EDT with a full
replay at 6.30pm EDT.
and full details on each UFC PPV Event can be found
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