Online Gambling News from August 2006

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Gambling News from August 2006
August 31st, 2006: Iowa Poker Players Oppose Internet Gambling Legislation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the recently scheduled "field hearing" on the issue of Internet gambling hosted by Rep. Jim Leach (R- IA) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist... (Read more)
August 31st, 2006: Sands Casino Turns Rags to Riches for Jackpot Winners
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sands Casino, (, home to some of the largest jackpots in the history of online gaming, has helped another lucky member turn their... (Read more)
August 30th, 2006: Action Poker Gaming Licenses Online Poker Software
Vancouver, British Columbia, August 28, 2006 – Las Vegas From Entertainment Inc. (the “Company”) or (“LVFH”) is pleased to announce that it’s wholly owned subsidiary, Action Poker Gaming... (Read more)
August 30th, 2006: Sands Casino(R) Poised to Payout Record-Breaking Jackpot
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sands Casino ( is ready to make the biggest online casino payout in history. Sands Casino's exclusive Millionaires Club(TM), a... (Read more)
August 30th, 2006: Online Poker, Blackjack and Other Casino Games Now Available For Your Cell Phone
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 29, 2006 -- Two extremely popular things have come together in the form of cell phones, and poker and casino games. Cell users will now be able to play in the exact same... (Read more)
August 29th, 2006: Domino Makes Cameo Appearance in Sexy New Poker Movie
August 28, 2006 (Las Vegas, NV) –Domino was one of several hip-hop celebrities to sit down at the final table in ACES, the new poker movie sponsored by online casino Hollywood director... (Read more)
August 28th, 2006: Poker players making a living from playing online poker
(PRLEAP.COM) The online poker room review website Poker Online UK ( ) has this week reported that there are many professional poker players making their bread and butter... (Read more)
August 28th, 2006: OPEC Raises Quota for Quality Poker
Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) August 26, 2006 -- Starting 3rd September 2006 launches a bid to find Europe’s top online poker player. The Online Poker European Championship (OPEC) is a... (Read more)
August 28th, 2006: Bicycle Casino Hosts Month Long Poker Tournament
BELL GARDENS, California – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker, considered one of the most prestigious tournament series on the circuit today, is once again hosting thousands of... (Read more)
August 28th, 2006: Voting Begins for Bluff's Annual Readers Choice Poker Awards
Atlanta, GA (January 12, 2006) Bluff Magazine (, America’s leading poker magazine, announced today that they will begin taking online voting for the first ever Bluff Magazine’s... (Read more)
August 28th, 2006: Island View Casino Prepares for Grand Opening
GULFPORT, Mississippi – (PRESS RELEASE) -- As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, Miss. is preparing to open, creating one of the region's largest... (Read more)
August 27th, 2006: PPT Second Season Moved to November
The second season of the highly anticipated professional tournament, Professional Poker Tour, schedule has been adjusted again. Originally set to begin on September 11th during the Borgata Poker... (Read more)
August 27th, 2006: Poker Friendly Skies
Playing poker at a regular poker table is evidentially becoming old hat. In Jean, Nevada, some poker players got together for a little extreme poker. Patrick Neary, Prince Edward Island, Jaimie... (Read more)
August 27th, 2006: WSOP prize money frozen after suit is filed against winner
What's won in Vegas stays in Vegas. So it seems for World Series of Poker main event champion Jamie Gold, who won a record $12 million on Aug. 10 after outlasting 8,772 players in the largest live... (Read more)
August 25th, 2006: PocketFivesLive to Cover Online Poker Players
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2006 -- On Saturday, August 26, 2006, around 600 poker players will descend on the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California for the World Poker Tour’s Legends of... (Read more)
August 25th, 2006: Adds New Casino Games
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 24, 2006 -- The staff at have just recently discovered yet one more Macintosh compatible online casino. The new featured online casino is called... (Read more)
August 23rd, 2006: Bodog Proves It's a Poker Powerhouse, Conquers the Warped Tour
(PRWEB) August 22, 2006 -- On a recent summer day outside of Philadelphia, in record-breaking heat, the 41st stop of the 2006 Vans Warped Tour took place and Bodog’s high-class brand of gaming... (Read more)
August 22nd, 2006: World's Largest Online Poker Tournament Set to Begin
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, Aug. 21, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The fifth annual World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) begins on September 16 with a guaranteed prize pool of $10 million. The... (Read more)
August 22nd, 2006: German Student Wins $25,000 Jackpot Prize at Titan Poker
Los Angeles, CA (FV Newswire) - Poker newcomer Christian Todte from a small town in western Germany was stunned when he won five straight $5 + $1 Maui “Jackpot Sit 'N Go” tournaments to claim a... (Read more)
August 21st, 2006: APAT Launches International Online Poker Series
London (PRWEB) August 18, 2006 -- The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (“APAT”), in association with and PokerPlayer Magazine, announces the launch of the APAT Online Series. APAT... (Read more)
August 21st, 2006: Check out Pamela Anderson’s Poker Blog
San Jose, Costa Rica: August 18th, 2006 – One of the sexiest women in the world has just joined the online poker explosion. Actress, model, and author Pamela Anderson has been announced as the newest... (Read more)
August 21st, 2006: Party Poker Establishes Two New Bonus Codes for Players
Party Poker's bonus codes include: $25 extra on first deposit (1PPBONUS25) and 20 percent bonus up to $100 extra on first deposit (1PPBONUS20). (PRWEB) August 18, 2006 -- Party Poker, the largest... (Read more)
August 21st, 2006: Motorola Razr Best Phone for Mobile Gambling
LONDON, England – (PRESS RELEASE) – Mobile gambling is exploding just like online gambling did, and games developers at – recently named one of the best mobile gambling companies in the... (Read more)
August 21st, 2006: Bally Technologies Signs Deal With Philadelphia Park Casino
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) announced today it has signed a contract to provide a complete casino management system solution for the under-development... (Read more)
August 15th, 2006: Jamie Gold Wins 2006 WSOP Main Event, the Bracelet and $12,000,000
Jamie Gold, who is sponsored by Bodog poker, started the day as chip leader with $25,650,000 beat 8,773 entrants and won the event which started back on July 28th. The final table containing 9... (Read more)
August 15th, 2006: WPT Ladies' Night Features Cancer Benefit Auction
LOS ANGELES, California – (PRESS RELEASE) -- World Poker Tour Ladies' Night(R) returns to the Bicycle Casino packaged with some exciting ribbons and bows -- the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon,... (Read more)
August 14th, 2006: Build An Online Poker Bankroll For Free Updated
(OPENPRESS) August 11, 2006 -- Legends Of America is pleased to announce an updated version of its popular free Poker eBook Build An Online Poker Bankroll For Free has been published. This new... (Read more)
August 14th, 2006: OLG Casino Point Edward Grand Opening this Friday
TORONTO, Ontario – (PRESS RELEASE) -- OLG Casino Point Edward has a brand new look and feel to its interior and the media and public are invited to a weekend of celebration beginning with a... (Read more)
August 14th, 2006: Online Poker Giant Bodog Player Jamie Gold Chip Leader in WSOP
(PRWEB) August 11, 2006 -- The largest and richest game in poker history, the Main Event of the 2006 World Series of Poker, is down to its final nine players, and Team Bodog's Jamie Gold is leading... (Read more)
August 11th, 2006: Online Webcam Poker Room Announces New Partnerships
San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 10, 2006 -- JNQ Global Inc. which operates the online webcam poker room announced several new partnerships today as they continue building... (Read more)
August 11th, 2006: Mac Compatible Online Poker
(PRWEB) August 10, 2006 -- In the current rage of Mac compatible poker software, Party Poker has joined the scene. Compatiblepoker ( has focused on Party Poker’s Mac poker... (Read more)
August 11th, 2006: Online Poker Leader Announces WSOP Celebrity Players
(PRWEB) August 10, 2006 -- What’s the dream of any celebrity poker player? A seat at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event for a chance to win $10 million and the title of 2006 World Series... (Read more)
August 11th, 2006: Online Poker Giant Celebrity Party at Tao Huge Success
(PRWEB) August 10, 2006 -- The fourth annual Bodog Party in Las Vegas was a fantastic success as stars, poker pros and international gambling professionals got their groove on at Tao at the Venetian... (Read more)
August 10th, 2006: Extreme Team Signs Online Poker Sensation Jordan Morgan
LONDON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ --, the home of aquatic, arctic and airborne poker excitement, announced today the signing of poker professional Jordan Morgan, one of the most fearless,... (Read more)
August 10th, 2006: Extreme Team Signs Online Poker Sensation Jordan Morgan
LONDON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ --, the home of aquatic, arctic and airborne poker excitement, announced today the signing of poker professional Jordan Morgan, one of the most fearless,... (Read more)
August 10th, 2006: Offers $7,500 UK Open Package at Pacific Poker
(PRWEB) August 9, 2006 --, the Internet's premier poker tournament information and statistics site, has launched its annual UK Open qualifier to guarantee one winner entry to the poker... (Read more)
August 10th, 2006: Poker is Thought to Still Offer the Most Online Growth
DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2006--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of "The Global Business of Poker Report" to their... (Read more)
August 10th, 2006: Web Slots Site Finalist in Mobile Entertainment Awards
August 10, 2006 (London, UK) – The world’s most popular slot machine web site has been selected as one of five finalists in the ME Awards “Best Mobile Gambling” category. began offering... (Read more)
August 10th, 2006: Del American Plans Mixed Use Casino Resort
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Del American believes that in today's Las Vegas real estate market the best use for the 8.6 acre site formerly planned for Vegas 888 is for a mixed use luxury... (Read more)
August 10th, 2006: Harrah's to Re-open Grand Casino Biloxi
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced that the Grand Casino Biloxi Hotel and Spa will re-open August 17, pending the receipt of all required... (Read more)
August 9th, 2006: Online Poker League Runs Qualifying Tournaments
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Online Poker League is running a series of qualifiers for their $400 grand finale from this weekend. The qualifiers will run over 12 weeks on Titan Poker and a maximum of 30... (Read more)
August 9th, 2006: Top Online Casino Provides Full Coverage of All Poker Events
(PRWEB) August 8, 2006 -- The Casino Gambling Web, a top online casino news and gambling information company, is the only source on the Internet that extensively covers all areas of gambling related... (Read more)
August 8th, 2006: Gaming Industry Encourages Employees, Patrons and the Public to 'Be Responsible.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) and more than 100 casino and gaming companies across the nation are encouraging employees, patrons and the public to "Be... (Read more)
August 7th, 2006: Omni Casino(R) Poised to Payout Record-Breaking Jackpot
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sands of the Caribbean® Online Casino (, one of the most popular and highly trafficked Casinos in the world, is ready to make the... (Read more)
August 7th, 2006: Irish Online Poker Qualifiers Rule the Tables
Los Angeles, CA (FV Newswire) - Online qualifiers Dave Masters and Duncan Meekison battled through the 103 strong field of the recent Scottish Poker Championship at the Gala Maybury Casino,... (Read more)
August 7th, 2006: Poker Movie Stars Party at WSOP
August 3, 2006 (Las Vegas, NV) – The stars of a sexy new poker movie sponsored by partied with poker stars Howard Lederer, Phil Gordon, Lisa Mueller and others last weekend at Lederer’s... (Read more)
August 7th, 2006: Money Casino Launches Poker Room
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Money Casino joins the poker craze that is sweeping the internet and launches its own online poker room. Money Casino in association with is a member of the Ongame... (Read more)
August 7th, 2006: 32Red Opens Up New Casino
August 2, 2006 (Gibraltar) – Award winning online casino ( today announced the launch of their brand new online casino - Dash Casino ( Dash Casino is... (Read more)
August 7th, 2006: 4kingpoker Improves Titan Bonus Including Poker Calculator Software
(PRWEB) August 1, 2006 -- announces an improved bonus package for player’s who sign-up and deposit at Titan Poker through Not only are we offering free entry to the... (Read more)
August 3rd, 2006: Kiwi Casino Releases New Games
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Kiwi Casino has always been the place to go for all the newest online casino games and the latest developments in the world of online casinos, and this has never been truer than... (Read more)
August 3rd, 2006: Hotter Games at River Belle, Lucky Nugget, The Gaming Club, and Jackpot City
GIBRALTAR, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Belle Rock Entertainment announced the launch of four hot new online casino games; Spanish 21 Multihand Blackjack, Supe it up Video Slot, Gold Series Volume 1... (Read more)
August 3rd, 2006: Multi-Line Video Poker and New Bonus Slots at Kiwi Casino
(PRWEB) July 29, 2006 -- Kiwi Casino has always been the place to go for all the newest online casino games and the latest developments in the world of online casinos, and this has never been truer... (Read more)
August 3rd, 2006: is Hosting Four New Poker Tournaments
(PRWEB) July 28, 2006 -- This year has seen some major poker tournaments taking place. Two events in the United States have featured prize pools of over 5 million dollars. Players are continually... (Read more)
August 2nd, 2006: Spending by UK Consumers is Expected to Reach GBP 1.6bn in 2010
DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2006--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the Screen Digest report: Online Gambling:... (Read more)
August 2nd, 2006: Winward Casino Heats Up Summer With 20 New Game Releases
(PRWEB) July 22, 2006 -- is pleased to announce 20 new game launches that offer a variety of new and exciting casino gaming experiences. Multi Hand Blackjack Do you like playing... (Read more)
August 2nd, 2006: Free Online Poker Mac
(PRWEB) July 21, 2006 -- Free online poker Mac sites have flourished the last couple months and was there to capture all of them. In recent news has added... (Read more)
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