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Shimizu S-Pulse lost the Shizuoka Derby against relegation-threatened Jubilo Iwata 0-1 at Ecopa Stadium. A poor game was settled in the first minute of the second half after a terrible mistake from the kick-off by the S-Pulse defence.

 

Shimizu, fresh from defeat in the League Cup, were booed off the field by their passionate support.

 

And Then There Were Six

 

The regular season of the K-League has come Qq Poker Online to an end; now six teams are standing and dusting themselves down in preparation for the championship play-off series.

 

Despite a mid-season dip that threatened to go the way of Seoul’s KOSPI index and head into a plunge, Suwon Samsung Bluewings bounced back to finish in first – just. The Gyeonggi giants took top spot ahead of FC Seoul by virtue of a slightly superior goal difference.

 

The reward for laying claim to the top spots is that the lucky recipients get to watch the other quartet quarrel until one is left.

 

The smart money is that Seongnam will emerge from the dust but anything could happen. The yellows finished in third and host barely-squeezed-into-sixth Jeonbuk. The match-up between fourth and fifth is an all-southeastern affair between Ulsan and Pohang.

 

Winning the first match is just one step. The prize for the two victors is a battle with each other. The winner of that game will head to capital for a one-off match with FC Seoul. The winner of that takes on Suwon in a two-legged final with the K-League title as a prize.

 

It is simpler than it sounds but the process getting to this point was not easy. Going into the final round of games on Sunday, there were a host of issues that had to be settled.

 

Suwon traveled to Incheon. Both teams needed to win –Suwon to ensure first place and Incheon to stay in sixth.

 

Thousands of Suwon fans also made the short journey west and were rewarded as their heroes took control of the game by scoring three very good goals. The first a real beauty courtesy of Baek Ji-hoon.

 

Baek Ji-hoon celebrates

 

Incheon pulled one back with a late penalty but the eventual result was never in doubt. The Suwon players celebrated first place with their fans while Incheon’s supporters quietly left their stadium for the last time this year.

 

“We started this season so well but had injuries and then had a bad run,” smiled Suwon coach Cha Bum-keun after the match. “As a coach, this is the most difficult time but it was good experience for the other players.

 

“I think that the team which finishes first is the real champion,” he added.

 

Suwon had to win as Seoul was waiting to pounce and take top spot if there were any slip-ups. The capital club slipped up itself and lost the initiative in the race for the summit last weekend with a 2-0 defeat at Busan.

 

On the subsequent trip to the southeast, Seoul performed better and was two goals ahead by half-time. Pohang hit back in the dying minutes but it was too little too late. Despite finishing second, Seoul coach Senol Gunes proclaimed that he was happy with the season.

 

“All our players have given everything over the last 26 games. First of all we will give them a vacation and then continue the hard work. We will not make too many changes,” Gunes said.

 

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma spent virtually the whole season in the top two until the final week. The team simply stopped scoring though managed a 1-0 win at Daegu FC. Even that was slightly disappointing as Daegu may be a city famous for juicy apples and dainty dames but the team is notorious for its leaky backline. The seven-time champion will host Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the play-off.

 

Of all the six teams remaining, Jeonbuk is the happiest to be there. The Jeonju team started the season poorly and spent much of the first half scrambling to stay to climb off the bottom. A great run in the second half of the campaign, culminating in an exciting 3-1 win over Gyeongnam, ensures that the 2008 season is not over in Jeolla Province

 

With Pohang and Ulsan also ready to continue, there is still a great deal of football still left to be played.

 

 

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Miracle worker has all eyes on Pkv Poker number two

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Australian World Cup saviour Guus Hiddink might this Pkv Poker week have announced his decision to coach Russia after the finals – but for now his undivided attention turns to working his second miracle with the Socceroos.

 

Weeks of speculation linking the in-demand Dutch coach with every managerial position vacant or otherwise ended with Hiddink’s inking of a two-year contract with the Russian Football Association. He will reportedly receive AUD$3.2 million per annum in a deal rumoured to have been bankrolled by billionaire Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich such was his popularity with national team bosses. Unlike the Socceroos, Russia failed to qualify for Germany under coach Yuri Semin and were handed a 7-1 hiding by Portugal during a dismal campaign.

 

Hiddink has also finished his second stint at the helm of PSV Eindhoven after leading them to the Dutch title for consecutive seasons last Sunday. His championship winners signed off in style with a 6-2 thrashing of NAC Breda, the coach’s 200th victory during eight years with PSV. With the Dutch giants already eliminated from the Champions League, the match signalled the end of Hiddink’s domestic reign.

 

With the new Aussie Rules season cranking up and the National Rugby League already in full swing, Hiddink’s departure has gone unnoticed by all but the footballing fraternity down under. It is a harsh indictment on the man supporters are already lauding as the best-ever Socceroo coach after guiding the Aussies to their first World Cup in 32 years.

 

In some ways, Hiddink’s failure to renew his international contract with Football Federation Australia has provoked a typical response. The Dutchman has somewhat adopted the “no worries, mate” mantra himself during his tenure and his departure is seen as merely the inevitable end of a beautiful relationship – no matter that without him the Socceroos will certainly be a poorer set-up. His decision to step in and help on a part-time basis when the team were in the doldrums will always be remembered as a turning point in Australian football.

 

Hiddink, of course, is making little of his repatriation to Roman’s army at this stage. His work with Russia begins with the Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia [a nation he’ll know plenty about after their Group F encounter with Australia] on September 6. His work preparing the Socceroos for the greatest test in their history starts now.

 

His first task will be to utilise the final weeks of the European season to assess his stocks. The major leagues play their final round of matches on May 7 with the 23-man playing squads for Germany to be submitted no later than May 15. Of Hiddink’s likely squad members, only AC Milan goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac could still be in action in the Champions League final after this deadline.

 

He will, no doubt, be pleasantly surprised with what he finds. The form of his key armoury is robust with Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell and Everton’s player of the month for March Tim Cahill all weighing in with goals of late. Former captain Craig Moore is starting to put his injury nightmare behind him at Newcastle United and remains firmly in Hiddink’s thoughts for the opener against Japan. Meanwhile, influential midfielder Josip Skoko – who captained the Socceroos in February’s Asian Cup qualification win in Bahrain – is blossoming in a loan spell at Stoke City.

 

The coach’s major dilemma remains the balance of his defence. Stalwarts Tonys Vidmar and Popovic continue to struggle with injuries or a lack of match practice. Depending on which way you look at it, it might have been a positive factor that Vidmar’s rib injury meant he didn’t feature in the NAC side which capitulated against PSV last weekend. He and Popovic are being pushed hard by Moore, recently appointed FC Thun captain Ljubo Milicevic and even A-League high-flyer Michael Beauchamp for a starting spot.

 

After submitting his final 23, Hiddink then looks forward to his first match in charge of the Socceroos since that famous night against Uruguay last November. He leads the side against reigning European champions Greece at the 90,000-capacity rebuilt MCG in front of an expected capacity crowd on May 25. The squad then head to Holland for a pre-finals training camp – including a friendly against Marco van Basten’s side on June 4 – before heading to their base in Ohringen in Southern Germany.…

Noble Poker Offers Best World Series of Situs Slot Poker Chances

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The Odds are in your favor to qualify for World Series of Poker at Noble Poker.

 

The odds are in your favor at Noble Poker. In an effort to increase its visibility, Noble Poker (http://banner.noblepoker.com/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?faydman) is running a big World Series of Poker promotion, offering numerous seats to the big tournament in July.

 

Noble Poker is a small poker room compared to many of the industry giants. While table selection and games may not be as plentiful as at some of the other poker rooms, Noble’s size offers opportunities for players to hit the big time. While Party Poker has 75000 players online during the evenings, Noble might have 500, many of whom are newcomers to online texas holdem. This can work in your favor.

 

At the end of each month Noble Poker offers super satellite tournaments with prize packages including a trip to Las Vegas for the 2005 World Series of Poker, complete with entry into the tournament, airfare and accomodations. The competition at the other sites is stiff, with thousands of players vying for the coveted seat at the tournament table, but at Noble Poker you’ll have to beat out a fraction of the tough players you would have to face elsewhere.

 

In addition to its big situs slot World Series push, Noble Poker is running many other promotions to try to make its way into the “big leagues”. Competition for the online player is fierce, so a burgeoning site like Noble has to offer more enticement than the giants. Noble Poker is currently offering a 100% deposit bonus at this link http://banner.noblepoker.com/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?faydman , a vast improvement over the twenty percent offered elsewhere. New players will also be entered into a weekly $1000 freeroll. Again, the lack of a large number of opponents tilts these odds in your favor. Noble Poker’s state of the art look and feel (and sound!) blow away the top five sites.

Dallas Mavericks Season/Playoff Suite Tickets Available at Online Poker Tournament

 

An exclusive online poker tournament will give the top ten finishers Dallas Mavericks tickets and an autographed jersey. 18 luxury suite tickets, 2 2005-06 season tickets, and dinner with Mark Cuban to be awarded.

 

(PRWEB) March 29, 2005 — On Saturday, April 16, 2005, the worlds largest poker room will hold a free online tournament for Mavericks fans. Party Poker (www.partypoker.com/index.htm?wm=2549929) will give the first 2500 fans who sign up at their online poker room the chance to win both 2004-05 playoff tickets and 2005-06 season tickets before you can buy them. The April 16th tournament will be a no limit hold ’em event awarding the top ten finishers with both Mavericks home game tickets and an autographed jersey. The prize breakdowns are as follows:

 

1st Place (Grand Prize): Two (2) season tickets to the 2005-2006 Dallas Mavericks season, dinner with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban before a game and four (4) suite tickets to a Dallas Mavericks home playoff game.

2nd Place: Four (4) suite tickets to a Dallas Mavericks home playoff game and an autographed Dallas Mavericks jersey.

3rd Place – 7th Place: Each will receive two (2) suite tickets to a Dallas Mavericks home playoff game and an autographed Dallas Mavericks jersey.

8th Place – 10th Place: Each will receive an autographed jersey and two (2) tickets to a Dallas Mavericks playoff game or 2005-06 home regular season game.

 

This is a special event not open to all Togel Singapore members of Party Poker (www.partypoker.com/index.htm?wm=2549929) and is a great opportunity reserved for Mavericks fans only. The tournament is free to enter and is guaranteed to turn one lucky fan into a season ticket holder and 9 others free seats to a Dallas Mavericks home game. All that is required is to download the Party Poker software and let them know that you want to be entered in the free tournament.

 

Players who register at Party Poker as a Mavericks fan are also entitled to a special sign-up bonus for free money on their first deposit. By using the bonus code “Mavs25” when creating a new account you will be given $25 free to play or withdraw from Party Poker (www.partypoker.com/index.htm?wm=2549929).

You can also by use the bonus code “Mavs20” and Party Poker will give an additional 20% of your first deposit up to $100. Although no deposit is required to register for the Mavericks freeroll many fans are using these bonuses towards invaluable practice before the big tournament.

 

Remember, this opportunity is limited to only 2500 fans and seats are expected to fill up very fast. To make sure your spot is reserved download the Party Poker software at http://www.partypoker.com/download/index.htm?wm=2549929, take advantage of either the “Mavs25” or “Mavs20” sign-up bonus when creating your new account, and contact Party Poker through their toll free number (800)852-4719 or email e-mail protected from spam bots letting them know you want to be a part of the Mavericks freeroll tournament.

 

 

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SPORTS BETTING GLOSSARY: TOGEL SINGAPORE

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* Scouts: Person(s) who study team plays and/or practice and report findings to handicappers.

* Smart Money: Sides that are bet on by the more knowledgeable handicappers.

* Sport Player: A person who waits for what he thinks is an unusually strong wager.

* Steam: When a betting line starts to move quite rapidly; most “steam games” do not necessarily reflect the “right side,” but are games that the mass of bettors somehow decide to key on.

* Score: To make a big win.

* Scratch: To call off a wager.

* Side: When one side of a wager wins and the other side ties.

* Smart Money: Sides that are bet on by the more knowledgeable handicappers.

* Sport Player: A person who waits for what he thinks is an unusually strong wager.

* Star: Rating.

* Steam: When a betting line starts to move quite rapidly. Most “steam games” do not necessarily reflect the “right side”, but are games that the mass of bettors somehow decide to key on.

* The Store: Bookie.

* Steuck: Behind, losing, buried, down for the week.

* Sucker Bet: A bet that is very disadvantageous to the player such as a public opinion game.

* Taking: Wagering on the underdog; taking the odds.

* Totals: Total combined point/runs/goals scored in a game; In baseball, if either of the two listed starting pitchers don’t go the bet is automatically cancelled.

* Tout: Someone who sells his opinions on sports or horse wagers.

* Value: Getting the best odds on a betting proposition; the highest possible edge.

* Virgornish: The commission paid to the bookmaker.

* Wager: Any Bet.

* Wise Guy: A sophisticated gambler.

* Wood: Laying points.

 

SLOTS COULD SPEED UP PIMLICO RENOVATION

 

In his first appearance before a General Assembly committee that could soon decide on enormous profits for his company, the head of a Canadian-based racetrack chain said yesterday that he could rebuild Pimlico Race Course within two years if lawmakers authorize slot-machine gambling. Jim McAlpine, president and chief executive officer of Magna Entertainment Corp., said that if legislators approve slots at racetracks, the revitalization of the home of the Preakness could begin immediately and be completed in about 24 months.

“For sure, Pimlico needs a total rebuild,” McAlpine said. Revenues from slots would accelerate the company’s present timetable, he said, allowing Magna to borrow money against gambling revenues for construction.

 

Magna agreed in July to purchase a controlling interest in the Maryland Jockey Club, which owns Pimlico and Laurel Race Course. Since the agreement, Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was elected governor, pledging to add slot machines to four state racetracks to help balance the budget and boost the racing industry.

 

McAlpine made a presentation on racing and slots yesterday to the House Appropriations Committee in Annapolis, along with Joseph A. De Francis, president and chief executive of the Maryland Jockey Club.

 

The two men faced questions about recent disclosures that De Francis and his sister, Karin, could collect a share of slots profits for two decades – even after they have sold their interest in the tracks.

 

Del. Howard P. Rawlings of Baltimore, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said the revelation could raise problems for slots legislation. Some Togel Singapore lawmakers might compare the deal to a proposed conversion of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to for-profit status, which includes millions of dollars in bonuses for executives, Rawlings said.

 

But De Francis said his agreement with Magna has no impact on how much money would flow into state coffers. The partners would split whatever profits remain after all expenses, he said, including money for racing prizes, Maryland’s share for the state general fund, and payments for loans, advertising and other costs. Ehrlich has talked about charging an upfront licensing fee that could yield $200 million to $400 million for next year’s budget.

 

Once slots are fully in place at the four racetrack sites, he estimates they could generate $800 million a year for Maryland’s treasury. But that would require huge slots emporiums with nearly 3,500 slot machines at each track.

 

 

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TEXAS HOLD’EM PUSHING THE LEGAL LIMITS

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The popularity of Texas Hold’em Poker is growing in Michiana and is apparently pushing the legal limits.

 

The rules of the game itself are pretty clear, but the legality of the games being played in the community is constantly being questioned.

 

In Elkhart County, a tournament at the Goshen Moose Lodge allegedly offered a pot in excess of $40,000.

 

It’s alleged that the sponsors did not have a charitable gaming permit. The incident remains under investigation and criminal charges are possible. This is just one example that comes from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

In Indiana, certain groups can hold a poker tournament in the name of charity, so long as they fill out the proper paperwork and receive the state’s permission. Card players can also play legally on one of Indiana’s riverboat casinos.

 

Beyond that, there are certain risks associated with playing the game in public and a certain level of confusion as to exactly what can and can’t be done.

 

The prosecutor’s office is also concerned about a Texas Hold’em tournament on tap for next month being sponsored by The Bear radio station (WRBR).

 

WRBR operations manager Ron Stryker said, “The concern is obvious, will people be gambling? Not from our perspective. Our perspective is just fun, whoever wins the table wins the table, no money changing hands just chips.”

 

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill said, “Amongst the calls we had is a call from an individual outside the community wanted to talk about establishing a Texas Hold-em type of format on a regular basis, a for profit operation and was suggesting that the game would not be gambling because poker is not a game of chance, but was a game of skill.”

 

The prosecutor responded that if the man wanted to put that theory to the test and open a poker parlor with Ingatbola88, the prosecutor would use his skills to bring the case to court for possible criminal charges.

 

LINCOLN PARK BRIBERY CASE

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Lawyers in the Lincoln Park bribery conspiracy trial said during opening statements Monday that the case hinged on whether jurors believe gambling executives intended to pay a bribe or a bonus to the law firm of former House Speaker John Harwood.

On the first day of the trial for former Lincoln Park chief executive Daniel Bucci and Nigel Potter, who was a top executive with the park’s London-based parent company Wembley PLC, a federal prosecutor said he would prove the men concocted a $4 million bribery scheme in a bid to expand the gambling facility and dog track.

 

“The motive? Money,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Moore said.

 

Defense lawyers argued that nothing illegal took place. In fact, they said, the proposed payments to the McKinnon & Harwood law firm were never made.

 

Potter, Bucci and Lincoln Park have pleaded innocent to the charges, including wire fraud and conspiracy, outlined in a 15-count indictment. Neither Harwood, a Democrat, nor his law firm were charged.

 

Federal prosecutors say Bucci and Potter conspired to pay up to $4 million over five years to Harwood’s Pawtucket law firm in exchange for political support to add video lottery machines at the park, and to block state approval of a casino proposed by the Narragansett Indians.

 

Potter’s lawyer, Leonard C. O’Brien, and the lawyer representing Lincoln Park said the proposed payments were meant as a thank you to Daniel McKinnon, Harwood’s partner who had represented Lincoln Park for nearly a decade.

 

“Claims (of bribery) are simply mistaken,” O’Brien said. “Nothing nefarious happened here.”

 

The lawyers said Harwood was not involved, and avoided involvement in legislation affecting the track or the gambling industry.

 

The defense lawyers described McKinnon as “extremely valuable” to the park and said the bonus was discussed openly at Wembley PLC board meetings.

 

“The McKinnon issue was discussed up, down and sideways,” O’Brien said. “There were no secrets about this.”

 

The defense lawyers also said their clients consulted outside lawyers and gambling experts on the legality of a bonus payment.

 

Moore told jurors not to buy the defense’s assertion the proposed payments were a bonus, incentive, retainer, or “even an expression of gratitude.”

 

The payments were part of “a scheme or plan to defraud the public of honest services of a public official,” he said.

 

Moore said it didn’t matter whether anyone accepted the bribes, only that Lincoln Park and its executives concocted the scheme, which was allegedly conceived in 2000 and 2001, when Harwood was House speaker.

 

The indictment claims the defendants wanted Harwood and other public officials to influence the state Lottery Commission to approve additional video lottery terminals at Lincoln Park. The machines are similar to slot machines but make their payouts in paper receipts rather than coins.

 

Prosecutors have said Bucci told a Wembley official in 2001 that McKinnon had said he was “sincerely touched by the offer,” but “could not accept a multiyear arrangement.”

 

Tarantino said McKinnon didn’t accept the proposal because he thought it would be seen by the public as an excessive sum and bad publicity for the firm.

 

“He did not believe anything improper was suggested,” he said.

 

But Francis “Skip” Sherman, a former chief executive for Wembley’s U.S. subsidiary, testified on Monday that he told Potter and Bucci “any proposed payment would be improper or illegal.”

 

Sherman was the government’s first witness and was to be cross-examined by the defense on Tuesday.

 

 

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CHRISTIAN LUSARDI RECEIVES 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BRINGING FAKE TOGEL CHIPS TO POKER TOURNAMENT

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A North Carolina man, Christian Lusardi, has been sentenced to five years in prison and to pay $463,540 in restitution for bringing millions in fake poker chips to a tournament held at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

The tournament that began Jan. 14, 2014, was supposed to last three weeks, but ended after three days,  when guests at the nearby Harrah’s hotel reported a leak in the sewer line in two adjoining rooms. Hotel staff found the leak had allegedly been caused by someone flushing counterfeit Borgata poker chips with a face value of nearly $2.7 million down the toilet.

 

The poker chip hustler apparently purchased the chips from “an underground Chinese manufacturer.” The fake chips were said to be labelled with “stickers bearing the ‘Borgata’ tourney design.”

 

Lusardi must now go all-in and pay $463,540 to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for the revenue it lost when it canceled the 2014 tournament in Atlantic City, and $9,455 to Harrah’s Casino Hotel for damaging its plumbing.

 

British gaming company 888 Holdings Offers Proposal to Acquire Bwin.Party

 

Online gambling operator 888 Holdings has confirmed that it has made an offer for rival bwin.party. A news release from the company confirmed that it “has submitted a proposal regarding the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of bwin.party for consideration comprising cash and 888 shares.”

 

 

 

The bid from 888 involves an unknown amount of cash in combination with a share swap between the two companies, and though it carries a significantly lower face value than the rival offer from GVC/Amaya, the actual per-share values of each bid have yet to be publicly compared.

 

Due to the size of the proposed transaction, the deal would require the approval of 888 shareholders.

 

The Togel operator has noted that 59% of its shareholders have already voted, subject to customary conditions, to support the offer.

 

Despite having confirmed the offer, 888 warned there is “no certainty” a deal will be completed and that it will provide a further update in due course, but shares in bwin.party soared over six per cent in early trading after rival 888 Holdings confirmed it had submitted a bid for all of bwin.party’s share capital.

 

Bwin was put up for sale last November and confirmed on Friday that it had received a number of approaches, including one from GVC Holdings. Amaya Gaming, owner of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, has also been linked with a bid, as well as software developer Playtech.

 

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Agen Bola Comps in Casinos

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If you’ve gone to a casino at least once, you may have heard of “comps” before. You wouldn’t even have to go to a casino to be familiar with that word. You may have picked up that word from a movie where the manager of the casino used the word comps to calm down an agitated casino patron. So what exactly is the meaning of comps?

 

“Comp” (plural form is “comps”) is a shortened form of the word complimentary. These are valuable perks given to casino customers to entice them to go back. It is a marketing tool of sorts; freebies that will drive their best (i.e. big spenders) customers back to the casino.

 

Comps could take the form of free drinks, free meals, discounts on hotel room rates, even cold hard cash. The higher your bankroll for casino games, the more pampering you’ll get — courtesy of the house of course. The really big spenders can even get an all expense paid trip to the casino, so long as they keep playing that is.

 

So now that we know what comps are, the next big question would be – how do we get them?

 

There are several ways on how players can procure these free goodies. The most common of these is through the use of player reward clubs. Casinos issue plastic cards the size of credit cards to club members who in turn use them to receive their comps. These cards are very much like Identification Cards as they contain useful information about the card owner.

 

Located on the back of the card is a magnetic strip which is used by a magnetic reader mounted on slot machines or other such devices to identify the player’s amount and duration of play. These are all monitored by a computer.

 

For table games, the same cards are also used. The pit boss or table manager rates the club member by the player’s buy-in, duration of play and the average bet amount.

 

In most cases, club members earn points based on several criteria (duration of play, average bet size, etc.). The longer they play and the more they spend, the more points they earn. The type of comps that players can receive corresponds to the amount of points they have. The more points they have, the more extravagant the comps they are entitled to receive.

 

Another advantage of being rated for Agen Bola comps is that the player can also be placed on the casino’s mailing list, depending on how high the player is. The rated player is entitled to special offers sent through mail, like tournament invitations and such.…

Is Paradise Togel Hongkong Poker worth $300 million? (Updated!)

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The sum of “more than £170 million ($313m)” has been quoted by two newspapers as the going price, but close observers of the online poker business reckon this is way too high.

 

Paradise Poker was on the market 12 months ago for $100 million, but could not find a buyer at that price. Since then, its market share has dropped, and it has fallen from first to fourth place among internet poker rooms.

 

If a deal went through, the acquisition would almost double the size of Sportingbet, whose shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market at a market value of £229m ($421m).

 

The company announced last week that it was in “advanced discussions about a potential substantial acquisition of an online poker business”. Sportingbet, founded in 1998 by bookmaker Mark Blandford, said its acquisition would be “significantly earnings enhancing”, although it warned it was not certain a deal would be agreed.

 

It did not name the company it is buying, but it is believed that the target is Tropical Paradise, which operates the ParadisePoker.com website from Costa Rica. The site has been on a publicity drive in Britain this year and launched a series of advertisements featuring the model Caprice.

 

Sportingbet was recently named as the world’s leading online Togel Hongkong gambling operator by the industry journal, eGaming Review, which put it ahead of Ladbrokes and William Hill for online operations. It has postponed publication of its results, which were due last Tuesday, pending the outcome of the talks.

 

However, some investors have remained wary of the company because it does a large part of its business in America, where online sports betting is banned.

 

One industry insider commented. “This valuation of paradise would make new leaders Party Poker worth at least $2 billion. Somewhere, for some reason, the estimated value of Paradise has become over-inflated.

 

“I put Paradise Poker’s profit as between £10m and £16m a year, which would present Sportingbet with a very expensive purchase at £170m. I believe that they are not taking sufficiently into account the time they will have to wait for payback. And new rooms, like PokerChamps, are coming a long with better and more up-to-date third generation software.”

Meanwhile, Sportingbet was forced offline early last Thursday by a digital extortionist. Both its site and Tote.com suffered simultaneous attacks, said U.K.-based web technicians Netcraft. The outages lasted more than 16 hours for Tote.com, but only minutes for Sportingbet.com.

Both sites are back up and running.

 

“Industries conducting large volumes of transactions are emerging as targets for a cottage industry of digital extortionists using distributed denial of service attacks,” said Netcraft in a statement. “These attacks typically are preceded by a request for payment from parties who claim the ability to ‘prevent’ an imminent attack. If no payment is made, a DoS attack follows.”

 

In March, 2004, a sustained campaign of DoS attacks was launched Togel Hongkong against Britain’s top 20 gambling sites after extortion demands were met and rejected.

 

And, in July, Russian and British authorities, with the help of law enforcement agencies in Australia, the United States, Canada, and Estonia, arrested a trio of men on charges of running the blackmail operation.

 

Updated:

 

Late Friday October 28, Sportingbet announced that it had agreed to buy e Paradise Poker for an initial payment of $297.5 million (£162.5 million).

 

“This more than doubles us in size,” Chief Executive Nigel Payne told Reuters. “If we believed we were No. 1 before, then we certainly are today.”

 

Its shares soared 9.9 percent by 9:15 a.m. to 127-1/2 pence, valuing the group at around 265 million pounds.

 

Sportingbet, which averages 8 bets a second, said sports bets were up 36 percent in the year to July 31, and its customers were up 30 percent to 1.2 million.

 

“Over the last 16 months, we have seen the number of customers, the number of bets taken, and the profits and cash generated reach record levels,” said Payne.

 

Sportingbet SBT.L also announced pretax profit of 5.4 million pounds for the 16 months to July 31, compared to 1.4 million in the 12 months to March 31, 2003.

 

Payne estimated there were over 50 million poker players in the United States – where Paradise does 79 percent of its business – but that only 2 percent of U.S. players had converted to using the Internet.

 

“There’s a great deal of growth yet to go,” he said.

 

Paradise, which was launched in 1999 and currently claims to be the world’s No. 3 poker site, has 97,000 active players.

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The final table is in place at Tunica. Michael Mizrachi, John Stolzmann, Chau Giang, Raja Kattamuri, Scotty Nguyen, and Daniel Negreanu are the final six in the Jack Binion World Poker Open in Tunica, Mississippi. These six players should be ecstatic going into the final round today with nearly $1.5 million awarded to first place, right? Not everyone has enjoyed the tournament so far, and not everyone has been as cool and calm as Mr. Negreanu has appeared this tournament – not even Mr. Negreanu.

 

Throughout the tournament, Daniel has been vocal through his daily blog that the structure of this tournament rushes much too quickly, sidestepping skill and creating “move-in poker”. That is not what most pros were looking for when they arrived at the $10,000 buy-in event. A similar structure had been used at Harrah’s first World Series of Poker event earlier this year. Afterwards, Harrah’s took the time to listen to the player’s wants, and have now announced that the WSOP will be utilizing 90 minute levels over a four day period, and reinstating the 25-50 blind level. Before the levels were much shorter as Harrah’s tried to cram the huge event into 3 days. Unfortunately, the WPO cannot change mid-event.

To give an example of the difference upsetting some pros, this is an excerpt of blind levels at Tunica:

300-600

500-1000

800-16000

 

The pros are used to something more along the lines of:

200-400

250-500

300-600

400-800

500-1000

600-1200

800-1600

 

The speed of this sort of structure has caused a lot of players to have to resort to a one-move preflop brand of poker. Blinds are coming up quickly, as much a threat to some players’ stacks as other players are. The pressure is on the short stacks, who know they may need to double up often in order to stay ahead of the blinds. This causes many players to quickly raise all-in preflop, whether the hand is in the upper echelon of hands or it’s A7o. visitez le site

 

After all of this, many pros have busted out, but Daniel Negreanu seems to be on a roll. He has managed to keep himself calm even while his frustrations at the structure well up within him. Daniel has shown that mid to low pocket pairs can be incredibly valuable in this structure (winning 2-2 vs. A-7, 5-5 vs. A-9, 7-7 vs. QJ all on Day 3) when calling those preflop all-ins. Daniel is 3rd in chips to begin day 4.

 

Seat position with chip count:

1.Michael Mizrachi – 515,000

2.John Stolzmannn – 517,000

3.Chau Giang – 1,406,000

4.Raja Kattamuri – 330,000

5.Scotty Nguyen – 1,210,000

6.Daniel Negreanu – 1,173,000

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