A Memo to the Singapore Online Casino Canadian Government

Hopefully, last month’s i-gaming summit in Toronto will open some people’s eyes to the opportunities that lie in the world of online gambling. And by some people, I mean the Canadian government.

Online gambling is growing faster than ever, but most of that growth is taking place in the Caribbean where the casinos can operate outside of the confines of North American gambling restrictions.

That situation may be changing, however. Nevada has just passed legislation that opens the door for online casinos in the Silver State. But should Nevada be the first – or only – jurisdiction in North America to allow legalized online gambling?

The answer to that question is an emphatic ‘No’. The Americans seem to be unable to reach a consensus on the issue, and that has opened the door for Canada to capitalize on this rapidly growing industry by legalizing and regulating Internet wagering in the Great White North.

Legalized Internet gambling isn’t a new topic for the Canadian government. Toronto-Danforth Member of Parliament Dennis Mills introduced a bill four years ago calling for regulated online gaming. Unfortunately, the bill died when the government refused to take a stand on the issue.

So why should Canada legalize Net betting at this point? Well, there are several reasons.

The most obvious is money. Online gambling was a US$1.5 billion dollar industry last year, and that figure could grow to US$6 billion a year by 2003. That’s $9 billion Canadian dollars at the current exchange rate.

Federal regulation of online gambling, and the taxation that inevitably follows, would mean hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue for the Canadian government. The money could provide additional funding for schools, hospitals, Singapore Online Casino sports programs, cultural initiatives, and gambling addiction facilities – should the need arise.

Then there’s the obvious opportunity for Canada to establish itself as a world leader in the e-gaming industry. This would create hundreds of new high tech jobs, generate additional tax revenue, promote secondary spending in the community, and support Canadian gaming software manufacturers such as CryptoLogic, Chartwell Technologies, and Dot Com Entertainment.

Regulated gaming would also protect Canadian citizens from unlicensed, unregulated overseas operations. It would also mean a safer gaming environment for American players, in spite of the fact that they’re not supposed to be gambling online in the first place.

Who benefits from legalized Internet gambling in Canada? Well, just about everyone. The Canadian government gets much-needed revenue, casinos are able to establish themselves as legitimate businesses in a first-world nation, gamblers know the casinos they are playing at are accountable, and Canadian software manufacturers will have clients at their doorsteps.

There have to be losers in the equation, so who loses out if Canada legalizes Net betting? The U.S. federal government will lose potential revenue if it chooses to ban online gambling. Nevada will also have a smaller slice of the pie if it has to compete with Canadian-licensed casinos – assuming its gaming legislation goes into effect.

The real loser, however, will be the offshore, fly-by-night casino operators. Regulated gambling, along with the accountability it brings, will put these companies out of business. What a shame.

Some people have argued that the Canadian government can’t and shouldn’t regulate the Internet. But the issue here is regulating an industry – the online casino business – rather than regulating the Net. The federal and provincial governments already regulate land-based casinos in Canada, and they should regulate online casinos as well.

Internet wagering is a rapidly growing, legitimate business, and it’s high time that the Canadian government capitalizes on that growth. So, Canada, wake up and take control of the online gambling industry by legalizing it – before the opportunity passes you by.…

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Is the Gambling Boom Over?

Johannesburg, Aug 29, 2001 (Moneyweb/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX)– While local companies continue to blame gambling, cell phones and the lottery for the deterioration of trading conditions, the casino operators themselves are also coming under pressure. Shawn Stockigt says keep Sun International, but another analyst expects it to continue to Pengeluaran HK underperform.

It is a little disconcerting when one of South Africa’s biggest casino operators claims that decreasing disposable income is affecting its business as well. For Sun International, gaming revenues increased for the year but this was as a result of three new casinos Pengeluaran HK being opened. Without these, revenues and margins would have fallen. The company will have new operations helping to prop up the financials for the next two years, but thereafter organic growth will take over as the main contributor to earnings.

The waning local tourism industry does nothing to instill investor confidence either. With hotel occupancy rates remaining low, companies like Sun International will not easily replace reduced gaming revenues with higher income from hotel operations.

The expansion of the gaming industry in South Africa has brought with it huge employment opportunities, and in some cases requirements that company’s undertake upliftment projects, but new legislation has also meant that fierce competition has become the norm in the casino industry, making it increasingly difficult to generate strong and sustainable earnings growth.

While the larger listed gaming companies on the JSE, including Kersaf, Sun International and Gold Reef, all showed increased revenues in their latest results, the figures for gaming revenues alone are not always given. Sun International grew through new business, Kersaf showed a loss in attributable earnings in the six months to December, and Gold Reef grew headline earnings per share by 18% at the expense of negative operating cash flows. Kersaf and Gold Reef are both due to release results to June shortly.

A Hotels and Leisure analyst says that the increase in competition in the industry has impacted Sun International’s existing business far more than the other casino operators as it was the only company with an extensive structure prior to the new regulations. Casinios such as Gold Ref City and Tsogo Sun have a different profile to Sun International’s operations. She adds that the company has had to restructure its operations in order to accommodate empowerment partnerships, and that it has extremely high interest charges due to the cost of building the new casinos.

Although top line growth can be expected to continue for Sun International, the analyst expects earnings and margins to remain under pressure for at least the next two years. The company has, however, remained a strong generator of cash, and this is expected to continue.

Shawn Stockigt of Gryphon Asset Management has a different opinion on Sun International. He believes that the new operations will provide a good base for growth in the company, and says that “going forward we’re expecting strong growth in both headline earnings and cash flow. Next year gearing should be at its peak, so we’ll stick with the stock for the meantime.”

Another analyst estimates that Sun International has approximately 40% market share in South Africa, with 13 out of the total 29 issued licenses. This would suggest that, with Sun International’s casino revenues of R2bn for the year to June, total casino revenues in South Africa are approximately R5bn.

It is difficult to estimate whether the amount spent by consumers at casinos is growing or declining, as the National Gaming Board does not supply any figures to the public, but certainly as the number of casinos grows, the amount of money being spent at each venue is likely to decline. In addition, it would appear that growth in total spend should decrease since most of the casino sites have been built and the initial rush to gamble is beginning to stabilise. Another analyst agrees with this sentiment saying that the growth in spending going forward should be in line with or slightly below growth in inflation.

Total casino spending of R5bn amounts to less than 1% of total disposable income in South Africa. But add that to the spend on cell phones, the lottery, betting on horse racing and the high petrol price, and it will come as no surprise if consumers begin to tighten their belts on leisure spending.

Industry changes indicate where the future of relevant companies might lie, but when management has a gloomy outlook, shareholders should sit up and take notice. Peter Bacon of Sun International said on an interview with Classic Business last week “we’re very concerned about the overall growth rate here in South Africa, and in fact in markets like Gauteng. If you take the month of July, which is after our year-end, 30 June, the market grew by just under 3%. So when you take inflation into consideration, it actually went backwards, which is quite concerning.”

Perhaps it is time to concede that the casino operators are going to be hard pressed to keep their earnings growth at reasonable levels for the foreseeable future. The huge increase in competition, the potential for a decrease in total spend on gambling and the unabated dearth of foreign tourists to South Africa will add to the long-term concerns of these operations.

Sun International looks set to be the hardest hit with its holding company, Kersaf likely to feel the heat as well. But if you believe Shawn Stockigt, it is one to keep – at least for the short term.…

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A Lowdown on Enhancement Creams, Oils and MEMBER XXL UK

A Lowdown on Enhancement Creams, Oils and MEMBER XXL UK

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VigRX Oil™ will allow for greater blood flow to the penis which will help circumference and strength of your erection. SO you could see a bigger penis!

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Richard the Lion Tokyoslot88 Hearted

Richard the Lion Tokyoslot88 Hearted

I realize every home game has a maniac, so I’m going to try not to exaggerate about this. We had a guy in our $20-$40 Omaha game who raised every bet for five years. Sure he lost, but no one ever had a bigger time doing it. He used to come with a grocery bag full of money and cashier’s checks talking about how he just knew nobody was going to gamble; that everybody was going to “play the nuts” except him. And he was right. “The last of the big-time gamblers” he called himself; but he didn’t say it braggadociously, at all. He said it in a pensive, reflective sort of way – like he was trying to understand himself, or something. He was the real thing, and no one ever gambled harder. “Richard the Lion Hearted” I called him.

After playing in that game, there is no such thing as a game that is too fast. You just had to put your seatbelt on, grab a hold of the overhead hand grips – and tokyoslot88 gamble. You know the type of game. You can’t check along and get the nuts and then charge somebody, you had to pay out the lungs to even make a pair. The pot odds got so out of whack no one could fold, and you would take the most vicious beats imaginable all night long. “Help your hand on every card or lose” was the name of the game. The show went on around the clock, and Richard was the show.

He was the coolest, most good-natured guy in the world, but he would come in and talk a blue streak for 48 straight hours while he played, and if anybody else said anything, he would say that there was too much “jibber-jabber” for him to concentrate. Above all, he would insist that no one would gamble except for him. He was “gambling” and everyone else was “playing the nuts” – that was his constant refrain from the beginning of the game until the end. It was fascinating. The thing that was fascinating about it is that it was absolutely natural, it was not an affectation at all. He was living out some internal drama that insisted on seeing himself as the only gambler, and his behavior at the table was simply an expression of that. In his heart of hearts, he was fighting some battle with the world that insisted that no one would gamble but him, that it was all just a bunch of nut players and him – that that was his lot in life.

Being fairly new to poker at the time, I had to wonder just how rare a bird he was. I got my answer when we took a trip to the Horseshoe, soon afterward. He got in a $50-$100 hold’em game with Sklansky and some of the boys, and when they got a look at his action, the place went berserk. This confirmed my suspicions. Richard was a natural born poker star, in any pond. I had sensed that about him, but I had lacked the experience to be sure. Here is the hand that convinced the Vegas crew that he was something special. Of course he had capped virtually every pot he was in for hours, gambling wide open just as hard as he could – the only way he knew how. Then he was dealt the 10S JS in the big blind, and went to war. The flop came Q-8-2 rainbow, a “monster” flop for Richard. Some sparring ensued, and a 3 offsuit came on the turn, leaving a board of Q-8-3-2, rainbow. Sklansky, holding Q-Q, was ready to take the best of it. With a five raise limit and seven way action, he and Richard capped it. Anyone who knew Richard, from the excited nature of his raising, would have known he was on the come – spotting somebody the nuts. That’s his favorite play. But they didn’t know him at Binion’s – yet.

When the 9¨ came on the river he and Sklansky went to war again, blowing everyone else out of the pot. Sklansky the theorist could not possibly put Richard on this hand because of the play on sixth street. When Sklansky finally “backed down” and quit raising, he was looking at stone cold Richard the Lion Hearted. The nuts. It was vintage get them in the middle and outdraw them, or as Richard called it, “play like you got something.” Poker’s foremost theorist looked a little fuzzy for a minute, but he recovered like a champion. “What nights did you say you play in Kentucky?” he asked King Richard. “Every night, right after the lottery drawing. Sorry I burned your money up. I’ve been clocking it, and a nine hadn’t hit the board in almost two hours.” “I see,” Sklansky said dryly as he scribbled something in his notebook, “I figured I must have overlooked something.”

A few hours later they upped it to no limit, and Richard had another little surprise for the boys. Cash played, and everyone had gone into their pocket to get stacked up a little. Richard’s stack looked modest compared to everyone else’s. It looked like he had about twenty hundreds on the table, along with his chips – a little over $2000 in play. And he had shifted gears. Now he was laying low, and still talking loose, but playing tight.

After a while he caught a group one hand on the button, and raised a couple of hundred. The whole table called, and one of the pros, eyeing Richard’s short stack of bills, reraised another thousand. You can be damn sure the floor man was called over when Richard went over the top for another twenty thousand. Don’t you know, hidden in his “short stack” of hundreds, were a couple of ten thousand dollar bills. No one saw that coming. Not Edgar Cayce, not Nostradamus, and surely not any of the grizzled poker veterans at the Horseshoe that night. King Richard was moving on the boys. When the floor man scolded him, he said “If you can put them in that display case, I can gamble with them. Now cut out all the jibber-jabber and let’s gamble.” Nobody wanted to argue with that, so the raise stood. Every one got out of his way, and he took the pot down. Before long he was over at the $100 a pull slot machine, and the poker game broke.

“They won’t gamble” he told me, “they’re all just playing the nuts.” “I know, baby, you’re the only gambler,” I consoled him. “How about the slot machine, is it giving you any action?” “A little bit,” he said sheepishly. “I’m winners.” He hit several big jackpots on that $100 machine, and now he was on to a new game, figuring up a system on which reel was “due” to hit. My buddy Richard – man about town in Vegas, oil baron, and natural born gamblero. He never did confide in me how much he won on that trip, but when we got back to Kentucky, he posted up cash for a new home over on easy street. I figured he came out.

Our home game was never quite the same after that trip. Whenever we didn’t gamble enough to suit Richard, he started in on how he “could get 6-to-1 on his money in Vegas,” and that’s where he “ought to be.” He never resolved his issue that he was the only one with any gamble to him. But he had a point. It was hard to match his action. Between Vegas, OTB’s, riverboats, and the lottery, our home game started to break up. But none of the regulars in our game ever forgot Richard. From Cowboy, Goose, Cat Doctor, Johny Pineapple, Cut Rate, Mo, Doug Douggans, Reese Cup, Wraparound Vic, Godfather Ray, Billy Battaglia, Web-site, Smitty, Grease, Doc Greenbacks, Hard Rock, Tommy O, Glen the Shark, Kanu, PeeWee, Bobby Telephone, General Mac, Speed, Roscoe Anthony Eugene, Fast Freddy, Misty, Oaklawn Jim, Daddy Les, and (yours truly) Cinch – you raised our #$&! and we raise our glass.

A toast to you, Richard the Lion Hearted – “Salute!”

 

 

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The Complete Book of UFAHold ’Em Poker

The Complete Book of UFAHold ’Em Poker

The book begins with the obligatory introductory section which describes the basics and mechanics of the game. The bulk of the book lies in the second section, titled “Advanced Concepts.” Here is where Carson details the strategies he uses to win at Texas Hold’em poker. While much of this information has appeared in other books, there are new ideas here. Further, some familiar notions are communicated from a fresh viewpoint, which may be of benefit even to well-read players.

 

The author writes in a very vigorous style. Carson doesn’t qualify his strategic ideas with, “in my opinion”, and he is often a little relaxed about communicating under what situations his ideas would be more or less applicable. This does not mean that these ideas are bad ones by any means, but I fear that evaluating their appropriateness in different UFA games and situations probably requires skills that a less experienced player does not yet possess. This might make some of these ideas dangerous in the wrong hands. The remaining brief sections cover topics such as cheating, playing for a living, poker information on the Internet, etc. I think Carson might alarm readers about cheating more than he probably intends, but most of the information in this section is well considered. Still, I would have appreciated even more information on several of these topics.

 

I think the book would have benefited from another editing pass to smooth it out, provide some additional balance between sections, and present some of the overriding themes more consistently throughout. Nonetheless, The Complete Book of Hold’em Poker effectively communicates the author’s ideas about how to play a winning game, and at a refreshingly reasonable price for a poker book of this length. There are enough good concepts in these pages that experienced players should expect to find something that will improve their play. I fear that less experienced players who haven’t developed the tools to think critically about poker strategies might not always be able to easily adapt Carson’s ideas to their game.

 

American Casino Guide—2002 Edition

by Steve Bourie

Published by Casino Vacations; 2002; ISBN: 1-883768-11-X; 464 pages; $14.95.

 

The American Casino Guide is divided into two parts. The second part covers the material that gives the book its name. It’s a listing of information about more than 600 casinos located throughout the United States, plus some in Canada. Grouped by city within each state, each listing includes just about everything someone would want to know about the casino.

 

The first half of the book contains a set of essays providing advice to the prospective gambler; written by people whose names will be familiar to even the moderately well read casino enthusiast. I believe that this part of the book is very much overlooked. Not only does this book contain a great deal of information on casinos, it also contains some of the best introductory information on basic casino gambling, with pointers to excellent books from which one can continue their education.

 

Not everyone will want to buy an updated edition every year, but I do, and will be more than happy to! In my opinion anyone who plans to travel to casino destinations in the United States will find this probably the single most useful book on the market. I consider it to be an indispensable source of gambling information for both the tourist and the serious gambler.

 

 

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Max ShapiroWant Me to Plug You in Sbobet88?

Max ShapiroWant Me to Plug You in Sbobet88?

A while back I read a story about the spread of product placement advertisement in TV shows. Product placement is the practice of slipping visuals of branded goods such as foods, beer, autos, etc., into programs and charging the makers a fee, much as if they were running regular paid ads. This has been going on for a long time in films.

For example, there’s a scene in my favorite movie, Superman, where a young Clark Kent is eating breakfast in his family’s farmhouse with a box of Cheerios clearly visible on the kitchen table. Ever since I watched that scene, I’ve eaten Cheerios for breakfast every day of my life. I still can’t fly, but I haven’t given up hope yet.

There are several reasons why sneaked-in ads are now cropping up on television: partly it’s because audiences are turned off by all the commercials cluttering the airwaves; partly because new electronic technology will let viewers zip right past them; but mostly it’s due to simple greed. Not only will more and more branded items appear in new programs, they will also pop up in rerun programs as TV producers take classic old shows and digitally insert commercial products.

So don’t be surprised if you see Jack Webb with a Nokia cell phone in a 1954 Dragnet episode, or Lucille Ball, in an I Love Lucy show filmed nearly 50 years ago, checking her AOL e-mail on a Toshiba laptop.

Reading about this insidious practice really upset me. As an ethical journalist, I oppose any compromise of media integrity. For example, I used to stew every time I saw ads for crappola movies that invariably featured gushing quotes from a certain critic for a minor radio station. When I read that he sometimes wrote rave Sbobet88 reviews without even bothering to see the films and was rewarded with lavish junkets for his favorable reviews, I sent him increasingly annoying e-mails. Not long after, I heard about his death and wondered if my harassment contributed to his demise. Oh, well.

Anyway, as I said, because of my journalistic morals I was repelled by the inherent dishonesty of blatant product placement on television. That is, until I began to wonder if I couldn’t pick up a little extra dough myself for plugging things in my column.

I realize this sounds tacky, but please consider my circumstances. The magazine remuneration I receive for my Pulitizer Prize-level writing does not exactly place me in the top tax bracket. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t even get me into the the poverty-level bracket. While it’s true that I make a handsome living from my poker playing, I also have heavy expenses, mainly for my charitable contributions to railbirds.

So I cast around for products and places that could benefit from a mention in my column. Deciding that the Barstow Card Casino was the place most in needed of good publicity, I sounded out Big Denny. What could he offer, I asked, in return for a nice mention?

“I kin give ya a comp ta our four-star buffet,” he replied. “I got a good deal on some cows dat died from somet’in dey ain’t figgered out what it wuz yet, but it probably ain’t nuthin’ catchin’.”

I thanked Big Denny profusely and promised to consider his offer. Next I contacted my good friend Lou Krieger. What could I expect to get, I asked, if I wrote that reading his books made me the player I am today? His answer was terse: “A letter from my attorney.”

Wise guy. I never saw him listed in the Overall Player Rankings in the back of poker magazines like I once was. Perhaps a touch of humor would do the trick, I thought. So I made up a poker joke (OK, I stole it from Reader’s Digest and changed it a little, what’s the difference)? It went like this:

The first time I met my sweetie, she asked me to drive her from Commerce to the Bicycle Casino. As we drove, I placed my hand on her knee. “You can go farther if you like,” she said coyly. So I drove her to Hollywood Park.

I tried peddling the joke to the three casinos by asking Nancy Friedman at Commerce, Kelley O’Hara at the Bike and Phyllis Caro at Hollywood Park what they would do if I promoted them that way. All of them said they would pull their magazine advertising.

Even Oklahoma Johnny Hale, who would do anything to promote his book, up to and including dropping his pants and hanging upside down from the Stratosphere tower, wasn’t interested.

In fact, the only nibbles I got were from Ralph the Rattler, looking for a plug for his home poker game for kiddies, and from a sleazy character peddling a book on how to mark cards. I indignantly turned them both down when they wouldn’t pay me up front.

Ah, well, perhaps it was for the best that my scheme misfired. After all, the last thing in the world I would want to do would be to divert ad dollars from poker magazines into my pocket.

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ป๊อกเด้ง ไฮโล Review of Robbing the One-Armed Bandits

ป๊อกเด้ง ไฮโล Review of Robbing the One-Armed Bandits

Recent years have brought something I never thought I’d see in my life, the true professional slot machine player. In their quest to be ever more seductive and appealing, the slot manufacturers have begun producing machines that will “bank” some sort of credit that is accumulated until it pays off. If enough of these credits have been banked, the slot machine will turn from a negative expectation game to a positive one. Robbing the One-Armed Bandits is a book about how to find and exploit these machines.

Lund, a frequent contributor to Blackjack Forum, starts the book with a basic introduction to banking slot machines, slot clubs, and casino responses to this new breed of “slot pro”. The information is brief, but sufficient, and the reader is recommended good sources to obtain more detailed information.

Next, the author begins listing banked slot machines, and indicates at what point he believes they yield a positive expectation. Lund freely admits that his math is based on estimates, which he explains in a little more but not overly technical detail in the Appendix, but I find his methods sound. Frankly, I think he could have risked getting even more mathematical for those who are inclined that way, but this is not a major gripe.

The listing of each type of machine gets more than a little repetitive, though, with many games being functionally identical to each other despite some variation in name and outward appearance. However, due to a convenient table at the end of the book, the reader doesn’t need to constantly refer to the text, but even the first time through it can get to be a bit of a chore.

The book then provides a section on “clean up” material, covering slot ป๊อกเด้ง ไฮโล machine anomalies, cheating scams, etc.. There is certainly a continuum of experience ranging from ethical opportunist on one end, passing through legal angle shooter in the middle, ending up with cheating criminal on the other end. For my tastes, Lund drifts further into the gray area than I would like, but he’s careful to not recommend outright cheating. Even though early in the book he tells the reader that he’s not a legal expert, he does present some legal opinions on some of his tactics as more factual than might be prudent.

Nonetheless, this is a breakthrough book that exposes a new realm of profitable casino play. While not always a great read, it is far and away the best book on the topic and worth looking through. There are a few more flaws, Lund’s extremely brief, yet, in my opinion, inappropriate, coverage of video poker and video blackjack, and I believe he understates the amount of effort necessary to find profitable machines, but I recommend the book for the good information it does provide.

Capsule:

Lund’s book is a breakthrough into a new realm of profitable casino play. There is much about the book I would have written differently, but his observations are solid and his methodology seems very valid. Some of his suggestions get a little more ethically murky than I’m comfortable with, and the text filled with lists of machines gets dry after a while, but the charts showing when which machines become advantageous are worth the cost of the book alone.

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Chartwell Demos Judi Online Terpercaya Games on Motorola Devices

Chartwell Demos Judi Online Terpercaya Games on Motorola Devices

Chartwell Technologies – Motorola, Inc. and Chartwell Technology Inc. today announced plans to demonstrate casino-style games on Java™ technology-enabled mobile phones from Motorola. Play for fun version of baccarat, slots and casino war will be used to showcase this exciting combination of new hardware and software designed to expand the entertainment frontier. Chartwell Technology’s games, will be demonstrated at the World Gaming Congress (Booth #2419 and #3033– October 17-19) in Las Vegas.

Earlier this year, Motorola announced the Motorola i85s, i50sx and i55sr handsets, the first Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME™) technology-enabled mobile phones in North America. J2ME technology allows phones to be customized with business and entertainment applications to meet users’ individual needs, while providing a rich user interface and portability across devices.

“We are excited to demonstrate casino games, for the first time, on Motorola wireless phones with Java technology,” said Peter Aloumanis, vice president of Motorola and director of U.S. Market Operations for the company’s iDEN® Subscriber Group. “This further illustrates the power of J2ME technology and the functionality of these multiple communication handsets. Chartwell’s play-for-fun games demonstrate the richness of content these Motorola devices are capable of delivering.”

Chartwell Technology specializes in the development of Java technology-based gaming software. Motorola’s new generation of Java technology-enabled mobile phones represent an exciting new platform for wireless gaming entertainment Toto SGP .

“We are very proud to be working with Motorola in the development of our casino-style games for Java technology-enabled mobile phones,” said Darold H. Parken, President and CEO of Chartwell. “The tremendous potential of our unique gaming software is readily apparent when playing on these fabulous new devices.”

Boss Media Sells License to Victor Chandler

Boss Media – Boss Media is pleased to announce that it has sold an online license to The Victor Chandler Group. Victor Chandler has been established as a bookmaker for over 50 years with operations throughout Asia, as well as the U.K.

“We chose Boss Media because of the quality of their market-leading product,” says Victor Chandler, who currently chairs the Group and is the grandson of the founder by the same name. “Boss Media will help us to achieve our strategy of continued growth and build upon our established online business. We will now be able to offer multilingual and multicurrency versions of the online casino, thus enabling us to move into new markets.”

“This is an important order for Boss Media,” says Peter Bertilsson, Chief Executive Officer at Boss Media. “Entering into a contract with a company with such vast experience in the gaming arena is also of great importance to us. It gives us the opportunity to refine our product even further in order to meet the needs of our customers.” Bertilsson also refers to the fantastic opportunities which combining a casino and a sportsbook entail.

The first version of the online casino will be launched later this year.

Victor Chandler is the U.K.’s leading independent bookmaker. It was established in London in 1946. The group’s operations office is in Gibraltar, and it employs 350 members of staff. The Group currently covers all major sports worldwide including, soccer, golf, horse racing, rugby, NFL, NHL, NB, and baseball, and it operates across Europe, Asia. More information can be found on VictorChandler.com.

The Boss Media Group is a leading provider of solutions for casino operations on the Internet. Potential licensees are offered a selection of customized client-server system, an integrated payment system, and the maintenance and administration services necessary for the successful operation of an Internet casino. Boss Media AB (publ) is a publicly traded company listed on the OM Stockholm Exchange’s O-list (Attract 40). More information about the company can be found at BossMedia.se.…

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Europe’s Judi Online clubs back a Spring World Cup, but Blatter wants November

Europe’s Judi Online clubs back a Spring World Cup, but Blatter wants November

 

 

The tussle over when to host the 2022 World Cup rumbles on.

 

Days after potential FIFA Presidential candidate Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the Chilean with the oh-so English name, proposed moving the tournament back a month to May 2022 and kicking off as late as 1am to temper the effects of the summer heat, Europe’s clubs seem to be moving in that direction.

 

The European Club Association which represents the continent’s top clubs is set to back a switch to April or May of 2022. Their initial preference for January and February now seems to have bitten the dust after the International Olympic Committee, which counts FIFA President Sepp Blatter as a member, refused to contemplate moving the 2022 Winter Olympics to accommodate FIFA’s cock-up.

 

Blatter has gone on record saying the winter is his ideal date, which would put him on a collision course with Europe the financial heart of football. “We cannot play the World Cup in summer,” he reiterated this week.

 

Yet the Association of European Professional Leagues has also stated it is dead against any disruption to its winter schedules and reluctantly maintains that summer 2022 is the only option.

 

European players’ unions, whose Judi Online members made up around three-quarters of the footballers at the last World Cup, are yet to get involved in the dispute although former Australian custodian Mark Schwarzer said earlier this week about a summer tournament in Qatar, “It’s ridiculous to play at that time of year. I don’t know why there is a debate.” Their clubs might favour the minimum disruption to their businesses, but how many players will want to kick-off in an average of 35 Celsius, three degrees above FIFA’s own threshold for extreme risk?

 

 

Underlying the latest developments is a suspicion that the climate-cooling technology promised in 2010 may not materialise, as it has never been tested on a large-scale before. English firm Arup’s Showcase Model (left) got the temperature down from 44C to 23C, but little has been heard about their ambitious plans recently.

 

FIFA’s taskforce dealing with the 2022 headache, lead by Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Ebrahim al Khalifa, reconvenes on the 3rd of November and again in February 2015.

 

At their first meeting in September FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke appeared to insist they were legally bound to host in 2022. With the IOC’s rebuttal, this leaves November-December 2022 as FIFA’s preferred timeslot, though this week’s calls in favour of the Spring will surely now be brought to the table.

 

No final decision is expected before next summer. Meanwhile the sorry saga goes on.

 

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