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05 November 2007

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04 November 2007

Overview World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour® is without a doubt one of the strongest of all brands in the poker industry. However, despite all the publicity, WPT has fallen far behind the competition. There have been some improvements to the software in mid 2007 and they certainly push the software to a much better position. We must commend the World Poker Tour team on their hard work to increase the player traffic, which they have succeeded with remarkably well.



Software
In mid 2007, the World Poker Tour software received a major update to its previously crippled software. CryptoLogic are the software provider and many players find they are quite fond of the software regardless of the fact it is basic and standard. We liked it for the faster game, which allows the game to move along with speed even when the occasional player tries to slow the hand. The platform CryptoLogic uses is not fancy but the interface is smooth and game transitioning is good. Further, the graphics are good and provide for a clean look to the overall playing environment.

Since the lobby has a hard, revitalizing look, players find they can locate the games they want to play easily which gives this room the approval of the players.

World Poker Tour offers players a new and enhanced playing environment and players have the financial security they need. In fact, players would need to look hard and long to find another poker room with any better financials than World Poker Tour

Traffic
When World Poker Tour Online went online for the first time in 2005, the site was plagued with a slow growth rate. Things have taken a turn for the better in 2007 after a significant software update, which is why you normally see over 3500 players playing at the tables. It is also worth noting that the Omaha tables are always alive with action.

Tournaments
Regular sit’n’go's come in mostly Texas Hold’em No Limit, ranging from free entries to $100. Over 90 percent of all tournaments are concentrated to Texas Hold’em No Limit.



Game Variety
High limits, low limits, and middle-of-the-road limits are all at World Poker Tour. The player can choose to play in Euro, American Dollar, or Pounds. The game choice is very good with players offered a good selection of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Seven-Card Stud games. Fixed limit, No-Limit, and Pot limit games are available enabling players the opportunity to choose their favorite game and their favorite variant of those games.

Soft Competition
A lot of people believe that the small online poker rooms are filled with mostly poor players. This is usually incorrect as soft competition is seeking its way to the large and usually heavily promoted poker rooms. Most of the very few players compete at an average level here and we usually see about 50% flop views. This is not tight play and if you are good, this will not be a struggle for you.

Sign Up Bonus
World Poker Tour gives all new players 100% sign up bonus up to $100 on their first deposit of any amount. Make a minimum deposit into a real money account and generate enough poker points (explained below under section Loyalty Rewards). Your bonus is released in $20, $30 and $50 increments. The bonus is redeemed by earning My Poker Points (MPP). The amount of bonus that you may redeem is directly related to the number of MPP's you collect.



Loyalty Rewards
Poker Points are earned through playing raked hands. For every $0.25-$0.99 of rake that you contribute, you earn 0.25 MPP. Anything greater than $1 rake gets you 1 MPP. These points can be redeemed for various awards, such as special freeroll entries (which usually do not get the full capacity, meaning that you get a good shot at the money) and poker merchandise, such as DVDs and more.

Promotions
It is no surprise that you will find satellites to World Poker Tour events here. The wealthy sign up bonus is a great welcome to all new depositing players as well. Additionally, various other freerolls are offered. These are usually scheduled on a standard time basis.

Support
World Poker Tour's email support is fast and efficient: playersupport@worldpokertour.com.

There is also a telephone support line which is open for international calls. Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom: 00800 3333 0333 (toll-free)

All other countries: +357 22 552589

The quality of the responses is good and usually informative.

Deposit & Cash out Methods
Deposit: VISA, MasterCard, NETeller, Click2pay, Firepay, Citadel, Cheque, Wire Transfer and Debit Card.
Cash-outs: NETeller, Visa, MasterCard, Click2pay, Firepay, Citadel, Cheque, and Wire Transfer and Debit Card.

Upcoming Tourneys!

Our team of reporters is ready to cover some exciting Tournaments in the near future, and we will certainly bring you all the latest news, highlights and results from these events. These ActionPoker sponsored Tournaments will surely provide maximum exposure for players and turn them into Poker celebrities!

  • The World Poker Showdown will take place on October 20–28, 2007 at the Jazz Casino, Hotel Amapola located in the city of Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. This event focuses on providing a fun but affordable environment. Guaranteed poker action and fun at the tropics!


  • The Latin American Poker Tournament is happening this week in Caracas, Venezuela and ActionPoker will be the official sponsor for the event. Our media crew will be attending so you better stay tuned because our star journalist Andres will be sending updates and podcasts from the battlegrounds!
Have you checked out Tila’s new MTV show “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila”? It’s a bi-sexual bachelorette with 16 girls and 16 guys battling it out for Tila’s love!!! This show should not be missed!!!

Also the Tila Poker and Casino websites have been updated. The load time was cut down significantly and now they have easier navigation and a member’s only section is coming soon! This is a great opportunity to cash in on Tila’s success and rapidly growing popularity.



11 October 2007

New Platform for MANSION Poker

PRESS INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Building a Better MANSION.com – New Platform for MANSION Poker

Wednesday, 10 October 2007, Gibraltar – MANSION.com enters a new expansionary phase with the announcement of its Poker partnership with Ongame Network Ltd.

From today, MANSION.com Members will have access to one of the largest global poker platforms - boasting over 30,000 concurrent players at peak times - and can enjoy the most vibrant and innovative online e-gaming network on the market

The strategic move to Ongame Network has a mandate to deliver a peerless Poker experience that remains true to MANSION.com’s core “add to player value” philosophy. “We aim to take full advantage of Ongame Network’s established liquidity to build bigger prize pools and bolder Member promotions for our growing global player base.” says MANSION Group CEO, Guy Gussarsky.

“We chose Ongame Network as one of the most tried and trusted platforms online and for their superior Poker software, but an equally important deal-maker has been their ability to enhance our business rather than consume it,” adds Gussarsky.

“We are delighted to partner with MANSION.com, who we share great synergy with. Together with MANSION.com and our established partner brands, we are poised to move our online poker network to a whole new level.” explains Tomer Katz, spokesperson for Ongame Network.

MANSION’s dynamic online Poker site hasn’t skipped a beat during the shift to Ongame Network, successfully preserving the unique MANSION.com brand and its sleek, sophisticated interface that have distinguished it since launch.

The legendary MANSION.com Guaranteed Tournament series (the ’Specials’) is set to continue, while players can now enjoy game variations Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, and 5 Card Draw, plus a range of low limit buy-ins, freerolls, cash games and unique Sit & Go formats.

There’s no better time to switch on to MANSION.com where the best elements of Ongame’s stable and proven platform will complement massive tournament action 24/7, richer prize pools, and more innovative and aggressive MANSION-style promotions firmly establishing the site as an increasingly popular place to stay and play.

For additional media information, please contact: Kathryn Farrell
Communications Manager
Tel: +350 792 62
Mob: +44 7912 895 804
kathryn.farrell@mansion.com

ABOUT MANSION.com: MANSION.com is headquartered in Gibraltar and is focused on establishing itself as a leading brand in online Casino, Poker and Sports betting. The company is funded by private equity investors who share a passion for the thrill of games of skill and a vision to become the world’s leading multi-platform betting product, providing customers worldwide with premium gaming entertainment.

MANSION Casino offers over 90 dynamic downloadable Casino games, including a selection of action-packed favourites and the most exciting slots around, all with superb graphics and true-to-life sound effects, plus take advantage of one of the best Welcome bonuses in the industry with the new Download Casino – 100% up to US$500/£250/€375. Through the MANSION Poker portal, Members can participate in frequent guaranteed tournaments with some of the most exceptional player value to be found online.

Further details about MANSION are available at www.mansion.com

About Ongame Network: Ongame Network is a leading provider of business-to-business online and mobile gaming solutions, with a focus on poker. The company provides Windows, Java and mobile poker and casino games to global partners who differentiate their own brands, technologies and promotional strategies. The network consists of 25 operators, and more than 30,000 players can be found playing concurrently at peak times during the day. This makes Ongame Network one of the world’s largest poker networks, offering both operators and their players a wide variety of exciting ring games and tournaments to choose from every hour of every day. Ongame Network is a division of bwin, a leading provider of online gaming entertainment. Further information about Ongame Network can be found on the Internet at www.ongamenetwork.com

Antigua vs. USA

Gambling Compliance says the dispute between Antigua and Barbuda’s and the US over the provision of online gaming services to US customers appears to be heading for arbitration, with the main point of contention the way compensation should be calculated. The US trade representative says Antigua’s demand for US$3.4bn is nearly four times larger than its entire economy, US$500,000 being given as a more realists figure. The island nation “has responded forcefully by saying those figures are meaningless because they simply do not include gambling”.

01 September 2007

Foreign exchange market

The foreign exchange (currency or forex or FX) market exists wherever one currency is traded for another. It is by far the largest financial market in the world, and includes trading between large banks, central banks, currency speculators, multinational corporations, governments, and other financial markets and institutions. The average daily trade in the global forex markets currently exceeds US$ 2 trillion. Retail traders (individuals) are a small fraction of this market and may only participate indirectly through brokers or banks.


23 August 2007

NETELLER Interim Results Show Good Growth in H1 2007

Thursday, 23 August 2007 – NETELLER Plc (LSE: NLR), the independent global online payments business, announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2007.

Operational Highlights

· Stabilized business following US resolution to provide solid foundation for future growth

· Active customers (ex North America) up 29% to 97,216 in Q2 2007 from 75,381 (Q2 2006)

· Completed restructuring to align costs with anticipated revenues

· Continued globalization program to yield revenue growth in Europe and Asia Pacific

· Delivered first phase of strategy to solidify position as pre-eminent provider serving online gaming sector in selected markets

· Management team committed to driving strategy for NETELLER

Financial Highlights

· Revenue in H1 2007 was $50.8 million, a decrease of 57% from H1 2006 due to withdrawal from US market

· European revenue in H1 2007 grew 46% to $21.2 million; Asia Pacific grew 46% to $5.4 million

· Gross margin in H1 2007 was 55%, compared to 72% in H1 2006

· Loss before tax in H1 2007 was $24.7 million due to US restructuring and legal related expenses

· Cash at 30 June 2007 was $210.5 million; before $136 million due to US authorities

· Cash flow from operations neutral in H1 2007.

Ron Martin, President & Chief Executive Officer of NETELLER, said “These results have been produced during a very challenging period for the NETELLER Group and they represent the first stage of rebuilding the business into a platform for growth within the European and Asia Pacific markets. The resolution of our US situation announced in July 2007 allows us to start implementing our strategy to develop further innovative payment solutions for our customers and merchants within our selected markets. We will initially focus on our core market of online gaming where we have developed considerable expertise. In the medium term, however, we will look to add further offerings for our customers that add value to the e-wallet proposition such as payment cards and other payment features. We believe online payments is a rapidly growing market and NETELLER is well positioned to benefit from this. The Board looks forward to the next six months and beyond with confidence about the Group’s prospects.”

20 August 2007

NETeller PLC AGM Statement

Monday, 20 August 2007 - NETELLER Plc (LSE: NLR), the independent global online payments business, will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) later today at 2.00 p.m. in the Isle of Man, at which Dale Johnson, Chairman of the Company, will make the following statement in relation to the performance of the business:

"Today's AGM marks the conclusion of a challenging period for the Company following the agreement with the US authorities reached on 18 July resolving the investigations into the Company's former US business activities. The settlement represents a certain outcome that enables the Company to refocus its efforts on building and strengthening the NETELLER business outside of North America into the growing markets of the European and Asia Pacific regions. The Board believes that the Group has both the management team and experience to exploit the opportunities available in those markets.

The Company has made significant progress in the return of funds to its former US customers, a process commenced on 31 July 2007. To date, more than $71 million of the total amount owing to US customers of $94 million has been returned through the Distribution Plan agreed with the US authorities in an effective and efficient manner, and credit must go to our employees who have assisted in the execution of this process to date.

I am grateful for the support and patience of our stakeholders since January 2007 while we have worked to resolve our situation, and I am confident that NETELLER will continue to provide the services and products that our customers and merchants have come to expect. I assure you that the Board understands and appreciates the adverse impacts experienced by shareholders, employees and other stakeholders as a result of the unexpected events earlier this year.

While the year to date has been challenging for a number of reasons, the Group's business has performed satisfactorily. The Board looks forward to renewed growth and is optimistic about the prospects for the full year."

The Group's interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2007 will be announced later this week on Thursday 23 August 2007.

07 August 2007

Celebrities Behaving Badly at Ladbrokes

The Ladbrokespoker.com Poker Million VI is all but wrapped-up and in the can.

The final - televised live - will, of course, be an early Christmas treat going out on December 21st, accompanied by the now notorious Live Final Party. But, for fifteen weeks beforehand, starting 18th September, Tuesday nights on Sky Sports will be poker night capturing all the best and worse bits of this year’s tournament.

It all kicks off with a celebrity qualifier heat where former Westlife star Brian McFadden, celebrity cook, dancer and once rugby player, Matt Dawson, along with actor Dexter Fletcher, Mr P from comedy act Hale & Pace and Poet Laureate elect, Des Wilson, all squared up against pin-up model Danielle Lloyd.

McFadden, who classically described professional players, sat upright and emotionless, as ‘corpses’ during his post-match interview, was intent on enjoying himself.

Likewise Fletcher, who has appeared in more films than the infamous ‘grips man’, clearly loves the cameras and between them the duo provided some memorable television moments.

Naturally, when getting down to business, they knew they had to stop the frolicking and concentrate on the card playing whilst stopping staring at Miss Lloyd’s cleavage. They did the first two parts well, possibly because they did the third so badly!

What goes in the show and what is edited out remains to be seen and I fear the editors may do their worst; leaving the best moments on the cutting room floor.

My old mucker Jeff Kimber will not be best impressed if the line “It’s true, television cameras put five pounds on you …so it really is time Jeff stopped eating cameras!” makes the final edit. But what can you do?…Report it here instead!

The majority of players in this year’s event took advantage of Ladbrokes hospitality, enjoying a pre-match meal in the Casino’s restaurant and accommodation at the Paddington Hilton Hotel.

Of course everyone knows casinos are traditionally a good place to learn the Chinese language - after all they are the world’s most enthusiastic gambling race - and expressions such as “doo lay lomo chi hi" – I actually don’t know what that means but they say it a lot, especially when losing – are easily picked up in them.

But all this fun apart, it can be, and often is, quite sad working on these things. As you will discover when watching Poker Million VI on the box, grown men were reduced to tears whilst embroiled in the emotion of high-stakes poker.

In the mornings, when the posse of players and their jovial supporters were leaving the hotel, doormen could have been forgiven for thinking they were going off to a wedding, but come early afternoon the vast majority of those once cheery groups were returning as sombre as a funeral procession.

Thankfully, as a television correspondent once famously reported from the deck of an aircraft carrier during the Falkland’s War, “I’m not permitted to give you exact figures of those that went on the raid but I counted them [aircraft] all out and I counted them all back in again.” So at least no one decided to become Hovis on the back of a painful Poker Million defeat.

The hotel forecourt was actually familiar territory for a number of us as one night we were evacuated to it at some unearthly low digit hour of the morning courtesy of a defective fire alarm. At least it gave five players a valid excuse for a below par performance the following day.

Amongst the players in Poker Million VI was Jon ‘Skalie’ Kalmar, the World Series of Poker final table finisher who reportedly had more shareholders than British Gas.

Strangely Jon appears to have taken a new job as a chauffeur as he was regularly seen at the wheel of a new 7-series BMW during the week.

But seriously, well done to the guy, what a fantastic result and good to see he’s ploughed part of his hard-earned into something other than a bankroll.



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04 August 2007

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01 August 2007

MANSIONPOKER.COM’s new Guaranteed Online Poker Tournament

MANSIONPOKER.COM’s new Guaranteed Online Poker Tournament schedule gives you more chances than ever to make your mark – and your money – at the poker tables.

You will discover a range of brand new guaranteed online poker tournaments designed to suit everyone, no matter what their level is or where they are based.

Since it first debuted on January 3, MANSION Poker’s $100,000 Guaranteed Tournament Series has dominated the online poker landscape, and with exceptional overlays enjoyed by hundreds of online poker enthusiasts throughout the promotion, the Gibraltar-based online Poker Room delivered unprecedented guaranteed value to be taken advantage of every day.

In the tradition of MANSION’s $100,000 Guaranteed Tournament Series, the commitment to genuine player value continues, and with the introduction of the new tournament schedule comes additional Texas Hold’em tournaments with greater frequency across the week... that means more winners created more often at MANSION Poker.

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31 July 2007

Buongiorno Rome at Gnuf

There's an exciting new twist to the Gnuf Race tournament format. Lower daily qualifier buy-ins and colossal $1000 Guarantees in the big Gnuf Race tournaments held every Monday and Friday in August. Caesar the moment in the Gnuf Race and you could be on your way to The Eternal City - Rome, Italy!

First it was New York, then Egypt, and then Iceland and now you can win a trip to Rome, Italy - when you play Gnuf Race tournaments in August.

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• $6+0.60
• 9pm CET Daily throught August
• Qualify for next scheduled Big Race tourney
• 1 place guaranteed in the big Gnuf Race: Rome tournament
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• $50+4 (or via daily qualifiers)
• 8pm CET every Mon and Fri in August.
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• Gnuf Race leaderboard points only awarded in these tourneys.
• Best 7 scores count towards the Gnuf Race leaderboard.
• Get 10% extra bonus points if you collect 100 Gnuf Points during the week leading up to the tournament
• Players who play in all, or all but one of these Mon/Fri tournaments receive a 10% bonus on their total score!

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23 July 2007

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19 July 2007

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16 July 2007

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15 July 2007

CEO abandons NETeller

The Company also today confirms that earlier today, the Board accepted the resignation of Gord Herman as Executive Chairman and Director of the Company. Mr Herman has indicated that he wishes to concentrate on personal matters. Dale Johnson, non-executive director, will assume the role of non-executive Chairman. Both of these changes will take place with immediate effect.

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London Poker Weekend

WSOP EUROPE EDITION: No longer are the world’s biggest Poker events limited to the United States. This Summer, the capital of the Poker world will be London, England. The star of the show? WSOP Europe. Win your seat to live WSOPE Satellites held in London’s coolest casinos. Qualifiers run daily between 15 June – 16 Aug at Gnuf.

12 July 2007

$35 free at Victor Chandler

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