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A popular computer gaming site is making huge strides toward establishing itself firmly within the on-line gaming and ecommerce world.

 

Entitled DaGameBoyz; This visually appealing site contains enough games and game related information to make even the most ardent computer gamer sit up and take notice.

Targeted directly toward the exploding game market, the web site encourages visitors to browse through main sections or navigate specifically to their area of choice. Game platforms include: Windows, Mac, Nintendo, N64, Sega, PlayStation, GameBoy, Color GameBoy, Linux and of course the hottest new addition to the game world, Dreamcast.

 

Perhaps the most impressive section is the newly opened “Gamer’s Mall” a veritable on-line game superstore, offering secure transaction shopping while browsing through a staggering 8000 games and game related products.

 

An innovative searchable database allows visitors to search by

game title, category, platform, keyword or any combination thereof.

Main sections of the site offer access to an extensive array of game cheats, codes, hints, tips, walkthroughs, updates, upgrades, patches, free game demos, shareware, game reviews and sneak peeks at future releases.

A contest area is also included. A simple registration allows visitors the opportunity to win valuable prizes. Current prize?

 

A trip for two to Disneyland!

 

The “Press Release” section is constantly refreshed and contains

up-to-the-minute gaming news. The “Insiders Report” provides an interactive doorway to numerous scoops, stories and articles related to the gaming industry. Press releases are accepted from industry software and hardware developers, newswire services and reviewers. Game fans themselves are also encouraged to participate.

 

NEW! All Slots Made Easier book and 5 Casino Gambling Tips Booklets.

 

New Book Blasts Slots Myths and Offers Slot Online Strategies for Every Machine.

 

PHOENIX : Two on the aisle may be ideal for theater tickets, but it’s lousy strategy when you’re picking slot machines to feed your coins.

 

All Slots Made Easier, the newest gaming publication from Gayle Mitchell, offers scores of specific tips on how to get more enjoyment and more payback out of your next trip to the slots.

 

Ms. Mitchell is the nation’s leading female authority on gaming strategies. In addition to her newest book, she also is releasing a series of five pocket-size booklets containing 101 tips each on casino gaming in general, slots, video poker, and getting comps (complimentaries) from casinos. Roulette systems/European game tips booklet complete this new product line.

 

All Slots Made Easier examines virtually every machine in use today, including the one-line traditionals, banks of linked-together progressive jackpot machines, and the latest in video game-themed bonus slots such as Piggy Bankin’, Monopoly, Reel ‘Em In and Elvis.

 

These bonus slots offer second-chance winning opportunities amidst a sensory overload of 25 or more symbols on the screen in front of you and as many as nine paylines. Crowds of fascinated casino players are gathering around to hear and watch this latest gaming trend in action. Gayle’s educational book follows with capsule rules for Piggy Bankin’ and 42 other bonus slots presented for the novice, intermediate and aggressive slots players.

 

Ms. Mitchell provides details on how the payoffs and jackpots can vary among seemingly very similar slots, and tells you how to pick the version that gives you your best shot at profit. She tells you when to play two-coin maximum machines and when to play three-coin.

Location, location, location are the three most important factors in selecting real estate and that includes the particular square yard on which your slot machine stands. All Slots Made Easier tells you whether you’re better off playing a machine near the entrance to the casino theater or deep inside the casino away from distractions.

 

As to the two machines on the aisle, one may be ‘loose’ to attract attention and generate excitement with frequent payoffs if the aisle is a main walkway, but the one next to it likely will be ‘tight’ to compensate. Moral: don’t play side-by-side machines simultaneously.

 

Ms. Mitchell’s new booklets can be carried inconspicuously for occasional reference even during gaming sessions. 101 Casino Gambling Tips covers the best/worst casino games and top casinos worldwide. 101 Comps Tips explains how to play the comps game for profit. The book and booklets follow Ms. Mitchell’s recent More Casino Gambling Made Easier : More Winning Strategies, Casino Selections, & Intelligent Gambling, and its predecessor, Casino Gambling Made Easier : How a Rank Amateur Casino Gambling can Learn to Win Using Intelligent Gambling. Video Poker Made Easier was rated #1 by amazon.com.

 

In addition to her books, Mitchell has written numerous gambling articles for newspapers, magazines and the internet, and is a contributing editor for ten publications.

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Las Vegas Casino Operator To Sign Deal Wed For Macau Ops

MACAU (AP)–A second Las Vegas casino operator will sign a contract Wednesday to go into business in the gambling enclave of Macau, officials said Tuesday.

Galaxy Casino Co., controlled by Las Vegas Sands Inc., follows U.S. gaming mogul Steve Wynn by just two days in reaching a deal with Macau, which recently ended the 40-year casino monopoly held by Hong Kong-based tycoon Stanley Ho.

Ho will remain a big player in the Macau industry and has been spiffing up his flagship Lisboa hotel and casino with big neon lights reminiscent of the old-style Las Vegas.

 

But Ho’s casinos lack the glitter and glamour of those in Las Vegas, with little to liven up the atmosphere around the austere gaming tables. Many Hong Kong gamblers who frequent Macau say they look forward to seeing the Las Vegas operators bring a little more flair to the enclave.

 

The Macau government said Galaxy UFA Casino executives will sign the deal Wednesday but they provided no details.

 

The minimum investment for any of Macau’s three casino license holders is 4 billion patacas (US$500 million).

 

Macau, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the west of Hong Kong, was governed by Portugal for 442 years before it was returned to China in December 1999. Gaming is its top industry.

 

Analyst slashes Internet gambling revenue estimate

 

Recent actions by major credit card companies to stop accepting online wagers may reduce revenue for Internet gambling operations by as much as 20 percent, a Wall Street analyst said.

 

Bear, Stearns & Co. gaming analyst Jason Ader expects Internet casinos to generate revenue in 2003 of $4.2 billion unless they can overcome the credit card issue. The $4.2 billion is down from Ader’s earlier estimates that started at $6.2 billion and were initially cut to $5 billion because of the credit card problem.

 

Ader said a new Bear Stearns report — due for release later this week — paints a picture of an industry “fraught with a tremendous amount of uncertainty” and tempers the optimistic forecasts of a vocal group of Internet gambling proponents who may be understating the potential long-term implications of reduced credit card transactions.

 

The announcement came as a newly launched conference on Internet gambling kicked off in Las Vegas this morning at the Bellagio hotel-casino. The conference focuses on marketing issues faced by online gambling sites and is sponsored by Boston Media Corp., a marketing company that counts such large wagering sites as Casino on Net, William Hill and Centrebet as clients.

 

“The cheerleaders for the industry will be wrong,” Ader said. “This will dramatically curtail business for everyone,” he said, though larger companies are in a better position to withstand the impact.

 

Boston Media representatives could not be reached for comment to respond to the Bear Stearns report.

 

Citibank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, MBNA and Chase Manhattan Bank are among the major banks that have blocked online gambling transactions using their cards.

 

This month, Citibank reached an agreement with the New York Attorney General to block Internet wagers. The agreement, which included a settlement of $400,000 to gambling counseling groups, ends Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s investigation of the issue.

 

Companies will be hurt by such developments unless they can figure out how to successfully market to non-U.S. customers, now a minority of the gamblers who bet online, Ader said. American gamblers now make up at least 60 percent of the market.

 

Some software companies that supply Internet operators have said that their clients’ revenues already have been slashed by as much as half due to problems accepting credit cards. Suppliers also have felt the impact.

 

Shares of Canadian software maker CryptoLogic Inc. tumbled last week after warnings of lower revenues due to banks blocking online transactions. The company lowered second-quarter earnings estimates to $2 million to $2.2 million or 15 cents to 17 cents per share.

 

The old estimate was $2.5 million to $3 million or 19 cents to 22 cents.

 

Larger operators such as MGM MIRAGE, Sun International Hotels Ltd., William Hill PLC and Ladbrokes Ltd. have significant advantages over competitors because of their international reach and well-known brands, Ader said.

 

“The brand equity they carry will become even more important as the revenue pie shrinks.”

 

Las Vegas-based MGM MIRAGE has been the most aggressive of the major Strip operators to pursue opportunities in Internet gambling. The company has been granted one of three coveted licenses issued by the Isle of Man, a tiny island nation off the coast of Great Britain and a proponent of online wagering.

 

MGM MIRAGE hasn’t yet detailed its plans, and the island’s semi-independent government is still hashing out regulations on Internet betting.

 

Other Isle of Man licensees were Sun International and Littlewoods Ltd. U.K.-based Littlewoods and WagerWorks Inc., a California company that has created “play-for-fun” sites for several Strip casinos, are among the three entities recently granted licenses by regulators in Alderney, which is part of the British Channel Islands.

 

“Once companies like MGM get their operations going, that’s going to be a positive for the industry,” Ader said. “They are an established, highly-respected operator with experience marketing to international customers.”

 

Smaller operators, largely non-U.S. companies based in more loosely regulated jurisdictions such as the Caribbean, may soon lose market share to larger competitors with stronger worldwide marketing capabilities, he said.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ligaz11 Review of Tournament Poker for Advanced Players

 

 

The poker playing public’s appetite for bigger and higher-stakes poker tournaments seems almost insatiable. As these events have become more popular, several authors have taken a crack at writing the definitive book about tournament poker, and to date, none have excelled in this task. Now David Sklansky, a supremely talented poker writer, makes his attempt to tackle this topic.

 

As this is part of Two Plus Two’s “for Advanced Players” series, the reader is assumed to be familiar with basic poker tournament protocol and understand how to play ring game (non-tournament) poker well. While some introductory information is still included, it is kept brief. Less experienced players would be well advised to read books such as Texas Holdem for Advanced Players and a more introductory tournament book, such as Poker Tournament Strategies.

 

After the introduction, Sklansky starts with new material, including an explanation of an important principle he calls “The Gap Concept”. Simply stated, in a tight game it is often correct to fold hands to a raise that a player would have raised with if nobody had already raised before it was the player’s turn to act. While this principle has been written about before and will certainly be familiar to any winning mid-limit poker player, this is the best explanation of this phenomenon, why it occurs, and how to use it to advantage. It is especially important here, because poker tournaments tend to feature tighter play than ring games.

 

Sklansky then moves on to discuss some general tournament ideas, including how to adjust one’s play at various levels of a tournament, how players might adjust their play depending on when or whether their table will be broken up, and playing (and playing against) short stacks versus large stacks. Some of this advice has been discussed in other books or articles before, but much of it hasn’t, and Sklansky always provides strong arguments to support the positions he takes.

 

Next, Sklansky addresses other tournament issues including ligaz11 deal making, last longer bets, and special circumstances surrounding no-limit events. This last topic includes an explanation of a no-limit Holdem strategy he calls “The System”. This is an intriguing simple strategy for playing in these events. All of these topics in the book thus far cover 134 pages in the book.

 

Next, the author provides a set of hand quizzes. This is less of a review than an extension of some of Sklansky’s key principles found in the book, so it should be thought of as more information, just in an unorthodox format. However, these quizzes are followed by more than 35 pages of questions and answers (assembled by Mason Malmuth) which are designed as a review tool for the rest of the book.

 

Sklansky’s ideas are always well thought out and usually thoroughly explained. However, there is more that could be said about many of the topics he discusses. For example, he explains how to evaluate whether a two-person deal at the end of a tournament is fair or not, and why there can be no single fair deal when three players remain. However, there is a great deal more that could be said about this. This is an area where simulations could provide some additional suggestions, and formulae for coming up with ranges for appropriate deals for multiple players could be worked out. I would have appreciated it if this topic, as well as others, had been dealt with in more depth. Depending on how one wants to count it, there is about 130 to 190 pages of original material in this book. I think even more information would have made this book better.

 

Nonetheless, the information that is contained in this book is very good. This is simply the best single source of information on poker tournaments written to date. Tournament Poker for Advanced Players manages to be the first book on this topic of which any gambling publisher can be truly proud. More could have been said about many topics, and this is by no means the last word on the topic, but Sklansky’s effort is a very valuable one for tournament players, well worth its price.

 

Capsule:

Tournament Poker for Advanced Players is the best book written on tournament poker. Everyone who has a serious interest in these events would be well advised to obtain a copy and study it carefully. While this is an excellent book, it is by no means the last word on the topic, and much more could have been said about many of the ideas in its pages. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this book.

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Popular Racecar Driver Sponsors Judi Bola Online Casino

Software developer NetEntertainment has teamed up with Formula 1 and CART driver Stefan Johansson to launch Speedbet.com, a new web site designed especially for auto racing fans.

Speedbet.com is the first Java-based (no download) casino and motorsports betting site where players can bet on their favorite drivers, as well as play casino games such as blackjack, roulette, and poker.

Bettors can wager on Formula 1, Nascar, Speedway, and CART races, using expert pre-race analysis to make smart betting decisions. They can also bet on soccer, golf, and tennis matches in between races.

Both NetEntertainment and Johansson are excited about the new site and their partnership. “I’m very happy with our cooperation with Stefan Johansson,” said Pontus Lindwall, CEO for Net Entertainment. “Stefan is a big name in motorsports.”

“I have a huge interest in technology, not only when it comes to motorsports,” commented Stefan Johansson. “I’m highly excited about combining cutting edge technology like online casinos and racing.” Johansson was personally involved in the design of the new web site and casino games.

NetEntertainment, which also runs CasinoDomain and Cherry Casino, chose Johansson as the official spokesman for their new race-themed casino because of his long and distinguished history in the auto racing world.

Johansson started racing carts in Sweden when he was 12 years old, and spent the next decade perfecting his craft. He moved up to the Formula 1 circuit in 1980, where he worked with the Ferrari and McLaren-TAG teams before switching to the North American CART racing league in 1991. He raced with CART for several years before retiring and establishing Johannson Motorsports.

But that wasn’t the end of his racing career. Stefan impressed his Judi Bola Online fans when he took up racing again in the mid-’90s, winning both the grueling Le Mans 24-hour race and the 12 hours of Sebring in 1997. These days, he’s driving for Audi in the European Le Mans Series.

Auto racing enthusiasts from around the world will appreciate the racing theme at Speedbet.com. The back of the cards are checkered, there are pictures of cars throughout the site, and various racing items from trophies to tires and helmets are carefully incorporated into every game. The slot machines even have animated cars taking off from the starting line.

Speedbet.com offers new players a 30 percent sign-up bonus. There is also a special treat for die-hard race enthusiasts – a chance to win two, three-day tickets to the Pepsi 400 race in Daytona, Florida. Players have to guess the winning team of the Le Mans 24-hour race in France to win the tickets.

The casino isn’t the only thing Stefan is involved in. He also has a signature line of Swiss-made watches and an indoor go-cart racing track in Indianapolis (home of the Indy 500).

 

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NYRA TO BEGIN ‘MILKSHAKE’ TESTING

Starting next Wednesday, the New York Racing Association will begin testing to determine if any horses have been given illegal “milkshakes” before a race.

A “milkshake” is the administration, through a tube into the horse’s stomach, of a mixture of bicarbonate of soda, sugar, electrolytes and possibly other substances to reduce fatigue and enhance performance.

Also, it appears NYRA will not resume taking bets from 10 rebate simulcast sites it recently cut off in the wake of federal indictments of an alleged illegal gambling ring, even though wagering from those sites constituted about 10 percent of NYRA’s handle and could result in a purse cut.

Rules concerning milkshake, or TCO2 testing, were adopted Feb. 4 on an emergency basis by the N.Y. State Racing and Wagering Board. Both pre- and post-race blood tests will be administered each day to determine if blood-gas levels exceed legal thresholds, set at 37 millimoles per liter.

Pre-race testing will be random, limited to four races per day, where horses will be taken to a receiving barn before the race and blood will be drawn by the N.Y. State veterinarian. Post-race tests will be given to the first three finishers (first four in superfecta races) and any other horses at the stewards’ discretion.

Penalties will be administered by NYRA. For a first offense, a trainer whose horse tests positive will be required, at his or her expense, to move any horses entered to race into a NYRA security barn by 5 p.m. prior to race day, for a period of 30 days.

A second offense results in a trainer having his or her stalls revoked, and trainers who stable off the grounds will not be allowed to enter. In effect, a second offense means a permanent ban from racing on the NYRA circuit.

The reaction of the horsemen, most of whom have been contacted by NYRA racing secretary Mike Lakow, has been very positive, according to NYRA CEO and president Charles Hayward.

As for the banned simulcast sites, Hayward indicated it’s unlikely their contracts to take NYRA’s signal will be renewed, for several reasons.

One, Hayward does not approve of systems that allow Judi Poker Online bettors to tap directly into the tote system using computers.

Two, the pricing structure — the percentage of handle the simulcast sites give to NYRA — would have to be adjusted in NYRA’s favor.

Three, given the recent money-laundering scandal, there is no way to guarantee the money bet at these sites is clean.

Hayward did not have available figures of how much the handle has dropped since the rebate shops stopped taking bets.…

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Nagoya Situs Pkv Games Grampus v Gamba Osaka Nabisco Cup

Nagoya Grampus hosted Gamba Osaka in a Nabisco Cup Quarter Final Second Leg yesterday in the teeming rain at Paloma Mizuho Stadium. The teams had fought out a 1-1 draw in Osaka so all was to play for in the return fixture, with a place in the semi-finals at stake.

Nagoya Grampus v Gamba Osaka Nabisco Cup.

Grampus took an early lead through Ryunosuke Noda, who had scored for Nagoya in the first leg. Noda capitalized on a mistake at the back from Gamba and also had a huge slice of luck when his attempted pass in the box came back into his run leaving him an easy finish to the center of the goal.

From then on Gamba enjoyed the lion’s share of Situs Pkv Games possession and except for an outstanding display by ex-national team keeper Seigo Narazaki, would surely have been well ahead at half-time. As it was Hiroyuki Abe’s 41st minute goal sent the teams in all square at the break from a Yasuhito Endo assist, as a huge downpour sent the 8,000 strong crowd hurrying for what cover there was at the Paloma.

Nagoya Grampus v Gamba Osaka.

Gamba controlled most of the second half and it seemed only a matter of time before they scored again. That there were no further goals for Osaka in normal time was entirely due to the 39 year-old Narazaki’s heroics.

Just four minutes into extra time defender Keisuke Iwashita finally beat Japan’s 2002 World Cup keeper when he headed Gamba ahead from a corner from Endo aka the “Japanese Pirlo.” The game now seemed up for the hosts as the torrential rain continued to fall in bucket loads.

In desperation Nagoya reverted to their tried and trusted plan B which is to hoist it long to the head of the feisty Marcus Tulio Tanaka marauding up from the back. This tactic duly delivered and from then on until the end of extra time it was the hosts who pressed for and seemed more likely to grab a winner in front of their karaoke-singing fans.

Nagoya faithful behind the goal at the Paloma Mizuho Stadium.

The turning point in the match was the decision of ex-Gamba coach Akira Nishino to go all Louis van Gaal at World Cup 2014 and substitute the excellent Narazaki in goal for the portly 86kg Yoshinari Takagi as the match went to penalties.

The hapless Takagi never looked like saving a spot-kick as the shoot-out progressed to 9-9 with each side having missed one penalty (Yano blasting over for Grampus and Iwashita hitting the post for Gamba).

Thus it came down to the keepers. The rotund Takagi predictably slammed his shot against the bar while his opposite number Yosuke Fujigaya kept his nerve and duly converted to send Gamba into the semis where they will face Albirex Niigata, who knocked out Urawa Reds 5-3 over the two legs.

 

 

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Cornflake’ banishes Judi Onlen demons

 

 

It’s been an emotional couple of weeks of Adelaide’s Robbie Cornthwaite.

 

The club’s foundation defender has not only found himself unwittingly dragged into a spitting storm but he’s also been the target of abuse from his own supporters for scoring a horror own goal in the away leg of the AFC Champions Judi Onlen League quarter-final against Kashima Antlers

 

But on Wednesday night in Adelaide, Cornthwaite banished all those demons with a tie-winning headed goal which secured a 2-1 aggregate win over the 5-time Japanese champions and a passage into the final four.

 

The relieved 22-year-old Australia defender dived to nod home Cassio’s precision centre for the only goal of a pulsating ACL encounter at Hindmarsh, afterwards revealing the anguish he’d suffered after putting through his own net a week before to jeopardise Adelaide’s chances of making history.

 

No Australian club has previously reached the semi-final stage of Asia’s premier club competition.

 

“I did try to put the own goal out of my mind as much as possible but the thing is other people do not let you forget it,” Cornthwaite told local football website The World Game. “Even before kick-off while I was warming up I heard one of our supporters urge me ‘to score for us and not for them this time’. It’s always there at the back of your mind.”

 

The player affectionately known around Adelaide as Cornflake debuted for the Reds as an 18-year-old and has steadily developed into a reliable first-teamer under coach Aurelio Vidmar.

 

He suffered heartbreak earlier in the year when overlooked for a berth in Graham Arnold’s Olympic squad for Beijing after breaking into the under-23s during May and June.

 

But the significance of being handed the No.2 shirt last worn by retired Reds legend Richie Alagich has not been lost of the lanky defender and he described his well-taken winner against Kashima as an “amazing feeling”.

 

“It’s something I’ll remember for a long time. It was like scripted for me after what happened in the first leg,” he said.

 

The goal will have also erased the tension of a fortnight which has seen Cornthwaite embroiled in a spitting controversy involving Melbourne’s Ney Fabiano.

 

The Victory’s Brazilian import was earlier this month banned for nine matches – reduced to six games on appeal – for expectorating on Cornthwaite in the sides’ heated round four clash.

 

Melbourne have since relentlessly proclaimed Fabiano’s innocence, pointing to his previously clean disciplinary record and even going all CSI by enlisting a biomechanist and a speech pathologist to support their argument that spittle had been projected because Fabiano was shouting in his native Portuguese.

 

Cornthwaite has remained tight-lipped on the latest incident in a simmering feud between two clubs which invoke a degree of hostility whenever they meet.

 

His supporters believe Melbourne’s passion to overturn their star signing’s ban ignores Cornthwaite’s unblemished A-League reputation and the fact that, although occasionally naïve in his defending, he remains a reliable professional.

 

Few consider Cornthwaite a player who would, or even probably could, fake his reaction to Fabiano’s discharge in his direction, whether accidental or otherwise.

 

The challenge most likely stems from Melbourne’s desire to reinforce their encouraging opening to the fourth A-League season.

 

Top-of-the-table and unbeaten after five rounds despite twice finishing with 10 men, Ernie Merrick’s former champions are clearly serious on putting a chequered 2007/08 behind them.

 

Sydney are level with Melbourne on 11 points with Adelaide four points adrift in third. The Central Coast Mariners and reigning champions Newcastle Jets are tied for fourth place.

 

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One man and his Bandarqq log

 

 

After two days when you would not have known there was a Football competition going on, the supporters are back, the city of Berlin was packed and everyone was wearing their colours. The streets would soon be packed with the masses and they would gather wherever they could to see the game as apart of a crowd.In addition to the Fan fest and the TV’s in bars I also noticed that several cinemas were showing games live on big screens for free.

 

Went to the game early as we needed a ticket for one member of our party. The price at the main station was €500 earlier in the day but now in the early afternoon it was down to €300. Just as well because we wanted a ticket for €150. The Bandarqq Germans have a more realistic view, than supporters from other countries, of the prices paid for football tickets and will not pay ridiculous sums. Thanks to this the price indeed comes down and the ticket is ours.

 

After the match people declared that they were nervous about Michael Ballack taking a penalty, but then someone added “…. but he is not Chris Waddle or Gareth Southgate”. After the discussion about the game it was time to party (so Mene told me). We headed for Berlin Zoo and the Breitscheidplatz the former centre of West Berlin. As we poured out of the S-Bahn we could hear the cars on the street below. The area was almost at a standstill as every car appeared to have someone hanging out a window waving a flag. The party consisited of drinking lots of bottled beer on the streets as the Germans launched into one song after another, while the traffic was motionless but the cars rocked from side to side as the occupants joined in.

 

After spending some time in East Berlin, I headed to my digs to pick up my belongings in time to make the train for my final game of this trip.

 

Saturday 1st July Berlin. Frankfurt.

 

After a few hours sleep on the train, it was time to find accomodation in Frankfurt. feeling tired I decided to use the tourist information office to find somewhere to stay. Apparently Frankfurt had been busy for the last few weeks, and it was proving impossible to find reasonably priced accomodation in the centre. And so I was despatched towards the stadium I was told there was a guest house near the stadium and that I should go to the stadium train station and ask for directions from there. Off I went, only to find that when I got to the train station no-one had a clue where my accomodation was. The stadium is situated in a forest (hence the name Waldstadion!) so it wasn’t easy to work out which way to go, but I was confident it was nearby from what I had been told earlier.

 

I found someone who had a satellite navigation system and they offered to help. It showed my accomodation as being 2.5km away!!! Not happy about this I tried to work out what was going wrong. I realised that the GPS was going by road and that we were right next to the railway line. Therefore my accomodation should be on the other side of the railway line and would not be more than 10 minutes away. My friend in the car was confused as I walked off in the opposite direction.

 

Sure enough after 10 minutes I came accross a clearing, and found my accomodation. Sellotaped to the door was a note saying that reception was closed and that I should call a number for help. Having chosen, still, to avoid mobile phones I now looked rather silly as I had no way, stuck in the forest of making the call.

 

I walked round the building and found a door open. Entering the building I found a pay phone and dialled the number. No answer!! I knew it would make no difference not having a mobile!

 

Five minutes later as I waited innocently outside, a car drew up and my lodgings for the night were secured.

Now It was back to the city centre to watch the afternoon’s game. I headed for the Fan Fest which was on the banks of the river Main which runs through the city, with two large screens floating on the river.

 

As I got there the signs were just being put in place to say that the area was full. So I decided to move round watching the game from various vantage points during the afternoon. As the game ebbed and flowed it was clear that the whole city was breathing football. The streets were quiet, even the police in their green and white party van (as the germans sing) were watching on portable TV’s. The only noise to be heard coincided with the action in the game.

 

During the evening game France got their rewards for a positive display of football, it is this type of display that Sepp Blatter has been encouraging and it has been a feature of this tournament that apart from the Ivory Coast, teams that have played positively have done well.

 

FIFA have talked about changing the ticketing, but how can I complain, when I got to see the games I wanted. Ok so, I became addicted to my computer in search of tickets and I had to pay a little bit more sometimes but I accept this. The lesson FIFA can learn is that too many tickets have this time gone to sponsors whose guests are impressed by lavish hospitality. I think I have the solution.

 

Following on from the massive gatherings of people in Korea to watch their teams games, the Fan Fests have been a resounding success and over 10 million people watched the opening round of games at these events. Some of which have…V.I.P. areas. Why not let the sponsors have their own screening where they can show their own products at half time or every time the action stops and leave the match tickets to the actual supporters.

 

I can foresee that in future FIFA may introduce these events worldwide as they could then attract even more sponsorship!!! Also official merchandise is available at these sites and there must have been a huge increase in the revenue received from merchandising.

 

Mein hosts have been excellent , and a big thank you to all. I have thoroughly enjoyed travelling all over the country, and although at times it has been hectic I wouldn’t change things too much.

 

Vierundfunfzig, vierundsiebzig, neunzig…………..zwei tausend zehn?

 

 

 

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Trident group Togel Online casinos King Neptune’s, Trident Lounge and Vegas USA have a reputation for offering a wide range of innovative and dynamic promotion programs, and year 2003 closed with a $25 000 draw based on the Trident Club loyalty program platform.

 

Branded Cash Carnival, the promo gave players at the three casinos an entry for every $100 deposited during December, with a supervised draw for a main and fifty other prizes held on Old Year’s Eve.

 

Taking away the $10 000 first prize was King Neptune’s player Carol C of Oklahoma, who “screamed with delight and disbelief” at the news of a windfall start to 2004. A player at Neptunes for the past three years, she says this is the first really big win so far for her – but hopefully not the last at her favourite casino! Asked for her personal charm for good luck, Carol unhesitatingly placed her cursor directly over P on the Spin button!

 

Will she continue playing judi slot? Definitely – choosing three items she would take to a desert island, Carol’s choice included a pillow, a great book….and a laptop with an everlasting battery and an Internet connection!

 

Fifty other players received New Year prizes in the draw, with five prizes of $1 000; ten of $500; ten of $250 and twenty five of $100.

The winner breakdown was 30 King Neptune’s casino players, 11 Trident Lounge players and 10 Vegas USA gamblers.

“This was a fun, end-of-the-year promo that was very strongly supported by the players,” reports Scott Gaines, a spokesperson for the Trident Group. “We were looking for something distinct from our other promotions involving cashbacks, bonuses, holidays, hampers and extra points, and this turned out to be very popular, probably due to a big prize spread”

 

Editor’s Notes

Trident Entertainment Group Ltd. (http://www.tridentegroup.com) operates King Togel Online Neptune’s Casino, Trident Lounge Casino, Vegas USA Casino and Trident Poker. All three casinos and Trident Poker provide Microgaming Software Systems’ state-of-the-art software and are licensed by Kahnawake Gaming Commission, operating under the Commission’s regulations. Trident Entertainment Group has built a strong reputation for ethical business conduct and is well respected by the gaming industry and players alike. In November, the Trident Group swept the GOM Awards taking the 2003 GOM Winners Choice and Editors Pick including Top Casino Group, Top New Site and Top Payouts awards.

 

King Neptune’s features the latest Microgaming Viper software and offers both download and flash builds including progressive jackpot games, slots, power pokers and more. The group provides a high level of round-the-clock, toll-free telephone, e-mail and Live Chat Support to all its casino and poker players.

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WASHINGTON D.C. — As reported by the Wall Street Journal: “David Carruthers, a 46-year-old executive with thinning gray hair, is an unlikely outlaw.

 

”Recently, a wild moment for him was drinking a champagne toast in his banker’s office after his company went public on the Alternative Investment Market, a London stock exchange.

 

“Nonetheless, many U.S. lawmakers and regulators would like to shut down Carruthers’s London-based BetonSports, along with other operations that run Web gambling sites catering to Americans. Under the 1961 Federal Wire Act, betting on sports via telephone or the Internet is illegal in the U.S. For Thailand, go for เว็บพนันได้เงินจริง

 

“But online gambling is legal in many other countries, and the U.S. can’t do much to prevent companies operating abroad from accepting wagers from U.S. citizens. As a result, a gigantic online gambling market has sprung up overseas.

 

“Last year, world-wide revenue from online gambling totaled $5.7 billion, and a majority of the gamblers were American, according to Christiansen Capital Advisors, a market-research firm.

 

“…Carruthers and many other Internet gambling executives are betting that the U.S. will eventually have to drop its online-gambling prohibition. …He also argues that ‘there’s a huge missed opportunity here’ to collect revenue.

 

“…So far, the U.S. government isn’t convinced. But that could change as the result of talks that will start this month between the tiny twin-island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda and the U.S…”

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT SUMMONED TO ANSWER ONLINE GAMBLING FREE SPEECH COMPLAINT

 

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Casino City, Inc. reported yesterday that Attorney General John Ashcroft and U.S. Attorney David Dugas have been summoned by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Earlier this month Casino City filed a complaint against the United States Department of Justice seeking a declaratory judgment that advertising online casinos and sportsbooks is constitutionally protected commercial free speech under the First Amendment of the United States.

Over the past year the Justice Department sent threatening letters to the National Association of Broadcasters and other organizations and issued subpoenas to a variety of media outlets. These actions have been widely reported and have had a chilling effect upon free speech. Popular Internet portals including Google and Yahoo have ceased accepting advertising for online casinos and sportsbooks. Many individuals view the actions of the DOJ as a form of blackmail based on the belief of a few government officials rather than established legal principles.

 

Under the terms of the summons, the Department of Justice must answer the complaint within 30 days. The complaint argues the application of laws cited by the DOJ in its threatening letters is unconstitutional and that intimidation through threats of their application violates the First Amendment right to free speech. Casino City and the DOJ must file a status report by December 2nd, and a scheduling conference is set for December 16th.

 

The government could concede advertising online gaming sites is legal. Casino City’s attorney Barry Richard says ” … it’s possible and hopeful, so far as my client is concerned, that the Department of Justice will say ‘We didn’t mean to threaten organizations that are engaged in the type of advertising that your client is,’ and that would be fine with us. It would clear the air for those people who have been and would like to continue to do this.”

 

Casino City operates www.CasinoCity.com, the most popular gaming site on the web covering online casinos and sportsbooks, land-based casinos, gaming strategy, and news. It is part of a network of websites including Online.CasinoCity.com devoted to online gaming, and http://www.CasinoCityTimes.com covering gaming news.

 

 

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