12 October 2010Games of Skill: An Introduction
With “Games of Skill” being buzzwords as of late, I’m going to use the next few blogs to showcase both popular and relatively obscure games of skill that are relatively legal (relative to your jurisdiction, that is) and are just as fun to play as they are competitive. While immensely popular, I won’t rehash online poker here. Since it is so widely favored, we currently devote two blogs already to online poker promotions and online poker news.Read full article
11 October 2010Wife of Democrat John Tierney’s Indicted on Online Gambling Charges
The seven-term Massachusetts Democrat Representative John Tierney is facing an election coming up; his wife Patrice is facing jail time. Patrice Tierney pleaded guilty to four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false federal tax returns all resulting from her managing more than a $7 million bank account stemming from her brother, Robert Eremian’s online gambling business. Eremian’s site, PlayLegal.com, used a site based in Antigua but operated out of the United States.Read full article
10 October 2010Celebrate Columbus Day with a PDC Poker Freezeout
Man, is it cold out there or is PDC offering yet another great Freezeout tournament? On Monday, October 11th, head to PDC poker to celebrate Columbus Day in online poker style. There’s no mail on Monday, so there’s one less reason to go outside and yet one more reason to play poker in your pajamas. And if you can an extra $250 in the process, all the merrier. Buy-in is $5 with a $.50 re-buy (or you can use 550 Royalty Points for entry).Read full article
10 October 2010Sail the "World" with Bingo Fun on Columbus Day
Columbus Day is on Monday, October 11th (ahem, that would be today for many of you). In the time it takes you to get the mail, you could have three nickel cards all lined up for the World Pattern games available at Bingo Fun. There are prizes worth $35 on the line, so stock up on your nickel cards and have fun. And don’t worry about the mail–it doesn’t come today! This Columbus Day promotion is in the midst of a larger “Spooky October Spectacular” at Bingo Fun.Read full article
10 October 2010Game Account Announces £200 Welcome Package
Game Account, an online gaming site that focuses on skill games, is currently offering a 100% match on all new deposits up to £100. Up to £100 in additional bonus funds is available when you meet their wagering requirements for your first 48 hours (minimum £500) and 30 days (minimum £5,000).For those of you unfamiliar with Game Account, it is an online platform that allows competitive play from nearly everywhere in the world (except the United States).Read full article
07 October 2010Full Tilt Poker Announces FTOPS XVIII Series Details
Four years ago, FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) came onto the scene with eight events and a prize pool of around a $1,000,000. Not a bad start, you might say. With the upcoming November FTOPS XVIII tournament boasting an astounding 34 events and over $19,000,000 in guaranteed prize money, you also might say that’s not a bad finish. At least you would, if Full Tilt had any intention of stopping (which, of course, they don’t).Read full article
07 October 2010Happy Birthday, World Bingo Network!
Accepts all Players The World Bingo Network turns 9 this month, and while I try to calculate what age that make them in Internet Years (42? Do I carry the one?), you can take advantage of their celebratory promotion that goes on through the month of October. Accepts all Players As birthdays are all about cake, Jeeves has distributed an assortment of Birthday Cake pattern games with a fixed $25 prize in all rooms throughout the month.Read full article
07 October 2010Dutch Government Regulating Online Gambling?
It seems the Dutch government is having a hard time with what to do with online gambling and has now, again it seems, flop stances. The Government has done a lot over the years to keep online gambling out. They made a blacklist of foreign online gambling sites (2008) and then told banks to not do business with them for fear of being prosecuted; the Dutch version of the U.S. UIGEA. They have also spent a lot of time in European Court fighting to keep online gambling out.Read full article
06 October 2010Club World Gives out $2,000 in Freerolls (Ends Sunday, Oct 10)
Accepts all Players Club World announced a few spontaneous freeroll tournaments with prizes starting at $250. Since the nature of a freeroll is to play for free and win for real cash, make sure to check out the following schedule for game and award information: Wednesday, October 6th: Naughty or Nice ($250 Prize) Thursday, October 7th: Triple Twister ($250 Prize) Friday, October 8th: Enchanted Garden ($350 Prize) Saturday, October 9th: Goldbeard ($400 Prize)Read full article
06 October 2010CWC Affiliates now Affiliates Edge
In an effort to revamp its affiliate program, CWC Affiliates has changed it’s name to Affiliate Edge. More than just a cosmetic makeover, the new Affiliate Edge allows a more thorough evaluation of available statistics, from a live analysis of players and websites to a section completely dedicated to comprehensive marketing tools.Read full article
06 October 2010New Microgaming Slots for October 2010!
Four new Microgaming slots are due live October 11th. They are, Dolphin Coast, Tiger’s Eye, Monsters in the Closet, and Steinfest slot games. Nearly all of these new slots will have stacked wilds during some point in the game, except for the monster game which will give extra bonuses instead. You can enjoy an upgraded classic nine-line slot, or play one that has over three-thousand ways to win.Read full article
06 October 2010Sloto'Cash Bobs for Apples this Halloween--Win an Apple iPad!
Anybody new to Sloto’Cash can skip the tricks and go straight to the treats this Halloween holiday. Every new player who makes a deposit between now and October 31st will get an entry into a raffle where five lucky players can win a brand new iPad from Apple. The drawing takes place on October 31st, so make sure you get your name in well ahead of time. But wait, there’s more!Read full article
05 October 2010October Slot Tournaments Offer Thousands to Win!
Join Super Slots, River Belle, and Club World Casinos, where online players can win thousands in slot tournament prize pools during October! These slots tournaments offer prize pools starting at $1,000, for all day tourneys at Microgaming casinos, to $100k with a month-long slots tournament at Vegas Technology casinos. Check out our newest professionally made slots tournaments section, showing all the best online casinos that offer tourneys with freerolls and buy-in competition.Read full article
05 October 2010Major Casinos Looking at Online Gambling
There has been a lot written lately about the online gambling regulation in the U.S. this year. Proponents of legalizing and regulating internet gambling have seen positive and negative so far from Barney Frank’s H.R. 2267 passing a markup vote to the NFL changing its stance to California denying an effort to legalize online poker to now the major land base casino’s changing their tune about legalizing online gambling.Read full article
04 October 2010InterCasino Unveils New Lobby and Shiny New Promotions
If you haven’t been to InterCasino lately, you haven’t been to InterCasino. New colors, new lobby, new website, new style. They’ve also added a whole host of languages so they can better serve their players in France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Spain, Belgium, and Denmark. If you’re from Canada, not only will you not recognize the place, InterCasino may also not recognize you, as new regulations have prompted them to close their doors to Canadian players on September 24, 2010.Read full article
04 October 2010Rummy Royal's Leaderboard Promotions
This just in from Rummy Royal: Join in on the Gladiator Arena tables and battle it out in a head-to-head rummy tournament where the stakes are high and the bragging rights are loud. Every week starts a new round of competition to see who gets to be crowned Rummy Royal Royalty. At the end of each week, a winner is crowned, and at the beginning of each week there’s a mad rush to take the winner down. It’s nothing personal, mind you. It’s Rummy.Read full article
04 October 2010New Treasury Rule Proposal and Online Gambling Funds
There has been a new ruled proposed that has gotten online gamblers in the U.S. in a foul mood. A rule proposed by the Treasury Department would require a weekly report of all electronic money transfers into and out of the U.S. by all financial institutions. Along with the reports the social security numbers of all those making thing transaction will be included. Currently no reports are made if transactions are less than $10,000.Could the U.S. government use this information to halt all U.S.Read full article
03 October 2010Happy Birthday, Slotland Casino!
Slotland celebrates its 12th birthday this week, and wants to get the party started with some unprecedented promotions. SLOTLAND BIRTHDAY CASH: It’s not often that you GET a gift for someone’s birthday, but that’s exactly what’s happening at Slotland casino. All current players need to do is log into your account anytime between now and midnight on October 7th and you’ll find a lovely gift of $50 waiting for you in your account.Read full article
02 October 2010PokerStars folds its cards in Washington State
As we noted in last week’s Gambling News blog, the state of Washington upheld that it’s ban on Internet gambling is not unconstitutional. Now, just a few days later, PokerStars announced that it will no longer be accepting real money players from the Evergreen State, stating on its PokerStars News blog, “We regret this decision, which will no doubt disappoint our customers in Washington State.Read full article
02 October 2010Rummy: The New Poker
When was the last time you played a good game of Rummy? Gin Rummy? Kalooki 51? Oklahoma? I sense your blank look. That’s okay. When I think of a competitive card game, I instantly think of other games. Poker seems to get all the attention in the “skill games” catagory these days. Whether it’s played online, in world championships, or by bunch of guys on a girl-free Saturday night, poker wears the letterman jacket, dates the cheerleading captain, and drives a motorcycle.Read full article
02 October 2010"Wicked Fun" this October at New Bingo Billy's
Today’s the first day of October, and there’s no better time to swoop in on the promotions at New Bingo Billy’s. I happened to be in the neighborhood, (ahem, at my desk, scrolling through my favorite bookmarks) and noticed I arrived just in time to spread the good word on what ol’ Billy had to offer this month. And what I found gave me the chills. In a very good way. Starting October 1st (today!!), you’ll find a whole month of sweets, meets, and treats!Read full article
02 October 2010Millionaire Casino and "The Haunted $100,000"
Millionaire Casino presents a slots tournament that celebrates all that is spooky and fun in October. Play Black Magic slots all month long for your chance to win cash and prizes. Entry fee is $10 and rebuys are available. The $50,000 grand prize goes to the player with the highest balance at the end of the month. Several other prizes are available, too, as well as other ongoing promotions this month. Read our Black Magic slots review and see what frightening adventure is in store for you.Read full article
29 September 2010New Bowled Over Slots at Rival Gaming Casinos!
Bowled Over slots have 5-reels, 20-lines, an interactive bonus game, expanding wilds, and free spins, as the newest i-Slots game available now at Rival Gaming casinos. The bonus round in these new slots is a bowling game which will give you two chances to knock down ten pins. Knock down all 10 pins on the first try to get a strike and extra coins. Bowled Over i-slots can be found in our new slots area, along with all the new slot games that come out during the month.Read full article
27 September 2010Washington State Court Upholds State Gambling Ban
Lee Rousso, is an avid online poker player, the Poker Players Alliance Washington State’s Director, a lawyer and is fighting the online gambling ban in Washington State through the court system. His central argument against the internet gambling ban is, “The central argument is that Washington State’s statute that bans internet poker is protectionist in nature. It protects in-state businesses from out of state competition. The Commerce Clause of the U.S.Read full article
27 September 2010PokerStars 50 Billionth Hand Won
Many people may scoff at the $.02-$.04 NL Holdem tables but not anymore. Think the micro tables don’t pay off? Ask tbvle who plays at PokerStars and you may get a different opinion. Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, tbvle was involved in a hand at the PokerStars NL micro table. Well, not just any hand, the 50 billionth hand. The month long promotion at PokerStars was about to pay off and tbvle not only held off 5 opponents for the $26 pot but also walked away with $56,140.Read full article
26 September 2010Online Gambling Domain Owners Must Show Up in Kentucky
In a very short excerpt in the AP news this week, A Kentucky Supreme Court has again ruled that owners of internet gambling sites must show up in court if they do not want the state of Kentucky to seize their domain names. If you were not aware, back in 2008/09, Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, tried to seize 141 gambling-related domain names, saying they were, basically, “illegal gambling devices.Read full article
23 September 2010Canadian Players Banned from Certain Online Casinos
Could all the legal online gambling action involving Canada lead to some online casinos to drop Canadian players? This could be one explanation to the sudden emails sent out by Bwin Interactive, Paddy Power and Casino Club announcing they will no longer take Canadian players effective Sept. 24th 2010. Another interesting development is that all these casinos run the Boss Media software. There is no explanation in the email about why other than citing “new regulations” as the cause.Read full article
23 September 2010Bodog Casino One Day Winners Total Over $115,000
Bodog casino has a lot of great things going for it including fantastic sign up bonuses, loyalty programs and tournaments along with an abundance of games to choose from and of course big jackpots with lots of money to give away. Case in point, Bodog paid out over $115,421 in one day alone. Out of all this money 5 were paid for online slot jackpots. The biggest daily winner was Jack H. from Texas. While playing Aztec’s Treasure, Jack hit it big winning $50,915.Read full article
22 September 2010RIP Spearmaster - Ted Loh
Guys, I am just about speechless. Earlier this week, Spearmaster, Ted Loh, passed away after a struggle with cancer. Ted is well known in the industry. He was the first affiliate I ever met in person, and he made me feel welcome. Ted was outspoken and straight forward. He spoke his mind, even in situations where most people didn’t share his views. And guess what, time usually proved him right.Read full article
22 September 2010Another Big Giggle Bingo Winner
Accepts all Players Except US Players Giggle Bingo is fast becoming the place to be for big wins and now it seems it is not only bongo games paying off. The latest winner at Giggle Bingo won Moneybagslouise, kicked the September 18th weekend with a big GBP20 000 win. Moneybagslouise’s win came on the online casino side at Giggle however player Deuces Wild video poker. No worries to all you bingo players though because those games are paying of big as well.Read full article