Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Last week 650,000 US citizens lost their jobs, which brings the total unemployment figure in the USA to 12.5m, around 15%.
Revenues are down as global consumption screeches to a halt, which means that states are struggling for revenue to pay the numerous welfare and benefit claimers in these dark economic times. Enter online poker! US congressman Barny Frank last week predicted that a regulated online gambling industry could net the US government $52bn a year – that’s a handy little earner. He predicts his anti-UIGEA bill will be ready “by the end of March.” Fingers crossed…
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
Land-based and online gaming products innovator Scientific Games Corporation is set to run its second annual Shuffle Master Classic event next month offering one lucky poker player the chance to walk away with $100,000 in cash.
Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
With 5,000 expected entries, £250,000 guaranteed in prizes and only £120 to play, its no wonder Coventry is the place to be between July 30 and August 7.
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