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Everest Poker lands WSOP felt and satellite rightsEverest Poker lands WSOP felt and satellite rights
Everest Poker and Harrah's Entertainment have signed a multi-year agreement that includes felt rights, satellite tournament rights and strategic brand placement at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.  read more

'Bringing Down the House' goes Hollywood 'Bringing Down the House' goes Hollywood
With the global film debut of "21" just weeks away, "Bringing Down The House" author Ben Mezrich and protagonist Jeff Ma tell Casino City how they met, how Kevin Spacey ended up making their movie and how their lives have changed in the days and years since the MIT blackjack team busted Vegas.  read more

Top-10 celebs who might be bad poker players Top-10 celebs who might be bad poker players
Last week, we covered the top ten celebrities who we thought might make good poker players. This week, we take a look at ten celebrities who might be really bad at poker -- complete with video clips illustrating our points. The list features people who don't talk, people who talk too much, and one person who's not really a person.  read more

Internet Gambling Laws and Regulations

Internet Gambling Laws and Regulations

Expert: Canada won't ban online gambling

Toronto-based lawyer Michael Lipton says the UIGEA-like restrictions the government is considering face tough sledding and regulation could be in the cards for Internet gaming in Canada.  read more

Banks balking at proposed UIGEA regulation

The U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve are still struggling to create and implement regulations to enforce the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act more than 16 months after its adoption.  read more



The Reel Life

This week's big news in the world of slots comes from PartyCasino, which announced this week that it has released a brand new 'deep sea' slot game called Shipwreck.  read more



PartyGaming boss quits after two years

The hunt is on for a new chief executive after Mitch Garber revealed that he will move back to North America next year.  read more

CasinoClassic offers new language services

Online casino now offers sites in English, German and French. Spanish, Danish and Italian sites are expected to launch soon.  read more

Galaxy Entertainment moves towards online gambling

Francis Lui, deputy chairman of Macau-based Galaxy, told the Asian I-Gaming conference that his company was making moves to capture part of the online gaming market through an agreement with an Internet cafe operator in China.  read more



2008 WSOP pre-registration underway

Harrah's Entertainment has opened pre-registration for the 2008 World Series of Poker. Players can pre-register online at or in person at the Rio Hotel & Casino.  read more

Titan Poker launches new freeroll series

The largest poker room on the iPoker Network is featuring a First Deposit New Depositors Freeroll series, awarding all first-time depositors with a free tournament entry. The winner of each tournament receives a prize worth up to $600.  read more

PokerStars begins World Series of Poker satellites

Players can qualify for this year's World Series of Poker through cash satellites, sit-n-go qualifiers and frequent player points satellites. Winners will receive an eight-day stay in Las Vegas, $2,000 in cash and a seat in the Main Event.  read more

'Jesus' prevails at National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Chris ‘Jesus' Ferguson outlasted a field of 64 poker pros and celebrities to win the 2008 National Heads-Up Poker Championship and collect the $500,000 first prize.  read more

Phil Ivey captures coveted L.A. Poker Classic title

The man who previously had the most WPT final table appearances without a win rid himself of that tag last week when he won the L.A. Poker Classic and walked away with $1.5 million.  read more
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