All-in-One Sportsbook, Online Gambling, Casino & Poker Site for France & UK

 

 

 

ChanceRoom.com, a new G2-powered gambling site with sports betting, poker and casino games, has launched in French and English. The site features a complete range of entertainment, all with the convenience of one account and one wallet, as well as some unique and generous VIP rewards.

 

ChanceRoom.com players can play poker in the poker room that’s part of the largest independent European poker network, enjoy state-of-the-art casino games, and even place a bet on the ponies or footies without having to logon to separate accounts.

 

“We’ve come up with some great ways to reward our best players,” said John Benjamin of ChanceRoom.com. “Players are automatically enrolled in our VIP Club which gives cash bonuses based on reward points earned by wagering and depositing. And, every month, we‘ll award bonus cash to the winners of our Points Race – the top point-scorers in each casino game that month.

 

ChanceRoom.com is launching in both French and English. Customer Support staff fluent in both French and English will make sure that players are well taken care of.

 

“Both sites will offer the same wide selection of games and betting options,” said Benjamin. “But the French site will likely focus more on French horse racing while the British site will emphasize football wagers more.”

 

“We’ve assembled a management team with many years experience in igaming,” said Louis Harang, Director of LGH Ltd. which owns and operates ChanceRoom.com. “We’ve designed unique incentives for regular players, and we’ve chosen one of the most innovative and reputable software providers to make sure our players enjoy the best experience possible.”

 

“We congratulate our newest licensee on the launch of their site. They’ve got a very good selection from our games portfolio, including our most popular big progressive jackpot games like Aladdin’s Lamp and Fortunes of Egypt, and we’ll have lots of new games for them in coming months,” said Mery Blomqvist at GTECH G2. “I’m sure ChanceRoom players will appreciate the convenience of having one wallet for the sportsbook, casino and poker room.”

 

ChanceRoom.com is encouraging players to try their new site by offering some of the most generous deposit bonuses available anywhere. Casino players can receive up to 1200€ and poker players get a 200% bonus (up to 1000€). The sportsbook offers a 25€ First Bet Refund.

 

Get Your Share of the $80,000 in Christmas Bonus Money That US-Friendly Intertops Casino is Giving Away!

 

Online Gambling is playing Santa this month and will be giving away $80,000 in special Christmas bonuses. All you have to do is play at the Surfboard Scoreboard. On January 11th, the top 20 players will receive bonuses from $200 – $500 each for a total of $7,000 in free bonus money. Surfing Santa Christmas Bonus details and Surfer Scoreboard (updated daily) are available at: http://casinopromotions1.intertops.com/Surfing_Santa.html.

Until the big January draw, every Monday 150 selected players will be awarded a free bonus ranging from $20-$250. Players will be selected based on their Thursday through Sunday game-play performance. Every Thursday another 50 players selected based on their Monday through Wednesday game-play performance will get a $20-$150 bonus in their account. (General Intertops Casino Terms & Conditions for bonuses apply and are posted on the site.)

 

Intertops Casino is one of the world’s oldest and most trusted online casinos. The US-friendly online casino features more than 300 instant-play and download games including 3 and 5 reel slots, multi-hand video poker, and traditional casino favorites like Blackjack, Roulette and Keno. It hosts daily slots tournaments where players can play against other players on some of the site’s most popular slot machines such as Crystal Waters, Loose Caboose and Texan Tycoon. This month slots tournaments played on the Christmas-themed Naughty or Nice slot machine are bound to be popular.

 

Intertops Casino players that follow American major league sports can use their Intertops account to place bets on NFL, NBA and NHL games. One Intertops Sportsbook player will win a trip to Super Bowl XLV in Texas.

 

 

Report: FDA Needs To Regulate Tobacco and Zyn pouches

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration should regulate tobacco and develop a plan to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes, a new report urged Thursday.

 

The report calls on Congress and the president to give FDA the authority to enforce standards for nicotine reduction and to regulate companies’ claims that their products reduce exposure or risk.

 

“We propose aggressive steps to end the tobacco problem – that is, to reduce tobacco use so substantially that it is no longer a significant public health problem. This report offers a blueprint for putting the nation on a course for achieving that goal over the next two decades,” said Richard J. Bonnie, director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law. Bonnie was chairman of the committee that prepared the report.

 

“Unfortunately, cigarettes are one of the most dangerous consumer products ever marketed,” Bonnie said at a briefing.

 

The report notes that cigarettes are unique in that they contain carcinogens and other dangerous toxins and would be banned under federal law if these statutes did not expressly exempt tobacco.

 

A bill currently before Congress would give FDA authority to regulate tobacco, but the head of the agency has expressed skepticism.

 

Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach said that if the FDA reduced nicotine levels in cigarettes, people would change their smoking habits to maintain current levels of the addictive drug.

 

“We could find ourselves in the conundrum of having made a decision about nicotine only to have made the public health radically worse. And that is not the position FDA is in; we approve products that enhance health, not destroy it,” von Eschenbach said.

 

Cigarette maker Philip Morris USA has been supporting the legislation that would give FDA power to regulate the industry.

 

“FDA regulation creates a uniform set of federal standards for the manufacture and marketing of all tobacco products,” Michael E. Szymanczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Philip Morris USA, said earlier this year.

 

In addition to requiring a cut in nicotine the institute – a branch of the National Academy of Sciences — called for higher taxes on tobacco, nationwide indoor smoking bans and other steps to reduce smoking.

 

Also on Thursday, the American Academy of Pediatrics called for the elimination of smoking from movies accessible to children and young people.

 

Cigarette smoking is largely a 20th-century development, the report noted. Prior to that Americans consumed tobacco primarily as chewing tobacco or cigars.

 

In 1900 adults smoked approximately 54 Zyn pouchesandcigarettes per year, the report said. By 1963 per capita consumption had risen to 4,345 cigarettes per year.

 

The report said that while smoking in the United States has declined by more than 50 percent since 1964, tobacco use still claims about 440,000 lives every year and secondhand smoke causes another 50,000 deaths annually. Smoking-related health costs are estimated at $89 billion a year.

 

The National Academy of Sciences is an independent organization chartered by Congress to advise the government on scientific matters. The report was sponsored by the American Legacy Foundation, the anti-smoking organization established in 1999 as part of the settlement between state attorneys general and the tobacco industry.

 

 

Neteller reveals full extent of Togel Singapore damage of withdrawing from the US

 

 

With a delayed first quarter trading statement released this afternoon, Neteller has revealed the full extent of the damage done by its withdrawal from the US.

 

After restructuring costs of over $12 million and other expenses, Neteller posted a pre-tax loss for the three months to March 2007 of $14 million compared to a profit of $16 million the year previously.

 

The company said it has undertaken a “major exercise to realign its cost base with anticipated revenues on a worldwide basis” and said it now employed 425 people worldwide.

 

It said it had cash balances after its recent $136 million settlement with the US authorities of $74.5 million.

 

Neteller has also announced its re-admittance to the Alternative Investment Market.

 

The statement shows that the active customer base outside of the US has fallen over two-thirds down to 99.575.

 

Group revenue for the first quarter, including a partial contribution from the US and a full quarter’s contribution form Canada (which the company also exited towards the end of the period) was $32.7 million from $71.8 million. This included approximately $14 million in US revenue. The company did not state how much of this was due to the now discontinued Canadian customers.

 

Operating income was $4.5 million or 13.6% of revenue.

 

One analyst was pessimistic over the company’s prospects, despite still being active in Europe. “Which parts of Europe are they going to be active in? (It) has had the living daylights scared out of it by the USAO. It won’t want to take any more risks.”

 

The analyst added that the market was different in Europe where online gaming customers tended to have much more faith in the operators than did their equivalents in the US. “There is a lot more trust.”

 

Neteller last week announced its deal with the UUS attorney’s office for the southern district of New York that saw it plead to certain chargers in exchange for the cash settlement of $136 million. This followed the guilty pleas on the part of founders and ex-directors Stephen Lawrence and John Lefebvre.

 

France Ordered To Change Online Casino Law

 

The European Commission has instructed the French Government to modify its draft law on online casino and gambling to allow foreign companies to operate in France or face legal action.

 

“Last week, we sent a detailed opinion to France concerning the draft law, which is aimed at prohibiting foreign gambling operators from coming to sell their services on the French market,” said Ton Van Lierop, Spokesman for the European Union.

 

The Commission said that the French draft Togel Singapore law violates article 49 of the European Union treaty concerning the free provision of services. Van Lierop said that the French have until August 24 to change their draft law or face the possibility of being taken to court.

 

 

 

 

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDMOTHER WINS $5.6M PKV LOTTERY JACKPOT

 

 

A 94-year-old great-great-grandmother from Everett, Massachusetts is thinking about fixing her leaky roof and maybe taking a cruise to someplace warm and sunny now that she’s won $5.6 million in the state lottery, her great-granddaughter, Cynthia Smith, said yesterday.

 

Louise Outing, who has lived in the same house since she was a child and became the matriarch of a family that includes seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, won the windfall after purchasing a Megabucks ticket at the nearby Fine Mart convenience store in Everett, Smith said.

 

The numbers were announced Sept. 4, and the odds were 1 in about 5.2 million, lottery officials said.

 

On Friday, Outing walked into state lottery offices in Braintree and claimed a check worth approximately $198,000 — the first of 20 years’ worth of payments, after taxes, she will collect. The staggeringly good fortune came her way after years of playing the lottery every day except Sunday, which she considers too holy for numbers games.

 

”It’s really unbelievable right now — it hasn’t really sunk in that she actually won,” said Smith, 34, who answered Outing’s phone yesterday. Outing, she said, was on a shopping trip, not to buy diamonds or a new car, but to pick up groceries, as she does every Saturday.

 

”We’re still waiting for someone to say ‘Smile, you’re on ‘Candid Camera,’ ” Smith said. The phone has been ringing off the hook, she said, with family and friends calling to confirm that it was indeed Outing’s diminutive figure and restrained smile they saw on the television news.

 

Before she retired decades ago, Smith said, Outing worked at Anthony’s Pier 4, a waterfront seafood restaurant popular for political fund-raisers and functions. When she learned of her winnings by watching television, her thoughts first turned to simple purchases, Smith said.

 

”Her house is leaking, and she needed it fixed,” Smith said. She is also contemplating a cruise, and most of all, providing for the well-being of her extended family in the later years of her life.

 

”Finally, she said, everybody can be set straight and she can go knowing that everybody can finally be set,” Smith said. ”She’s more relieved.”

 

If Outing doesn’t live to collect all her winnings, the remainder will go to her beneficiaries, lottery officials said.

 

”We’re thrilled for her,” said Joseph C. Sullivan, executive director of the state PKV lottery, who met Outing in the lottery office.

 

”She was, obviously, in terms of expressing her emotions, low-key. But over a period of time, it will sink in. We are equally happy someone who is like Louise was able to win a jackpot that size.”

 

Smith said she was planning to take Outing to dinner, in honor of her great-grandmother’s big win. ”She has outlived everybody. She has two first cousins left from her generation and everybody else is grands and great-grands,” Smith said. ”She’s the matriarch.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPORTS BETTING GUIDE AND TOGEL ONLINE OVERVIEW

 

 

Sports Betting, long the province of land based casinos and local independent operators, has grown into a multi billion dollar industry thanks to the Internet. Sports fans can now place bets online or via a toll free number on virtually any event they wish. Most online sports books allow you to wager on football (World or American style), Basketball, Hockey, Boxing, Horse Racing, Auto Racing and more.

 

Sports betting is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands visitors to Las Vegas each year. If you’ve never tried your hand at sports betting before, we hope that this introduction will help you get started in this unique and exciting gaming opportunity – sports betting.

 

Wide arrays of betting propositions are available to players. They vary from two dollar parlay cards to the legendary $100,000 bets accepted at some sports books under special arrangements. (The standard maximum bet limit is $5,000 at most books).

 

Sports betting, horse racing betting, and poker are the only venues of chance open to the gaming public in which the player is not in direct competition with the casinos (the house). In all other casino games (such as craps, keno, slot machines, baccarat, blackjack and roulette), the house has a statistical advantage. In sports betting, however, players can gain an edge on the house when they can identify games where the posted line does not accurately reflect the true odds for the game’s outcome. For more information on how to take advantage of this betting opportunity, see Section IV – Introduction to Handicapping for Beginners.

 

Many people find that placing bets on the outcome of a game greatly enhances their enjoyment in watching the game on television or listening to it on the radio. Most Las Vegas sports books have satellite hook-ups and big-screen TV’s broadcasting the numerous college and pro games being played across the country and they post frequent scoring updates on the progress of all games on which they are taking action.

 

Nevada is the only state in which general sports betting is legal. State laws and the gaming control board provide regulations to insure the integrity of all sports book activities. The gaming control board is always open to referee disputes and uphold honest gaming.

 

When you walk into a sports book, you will see a large “Board” listing all of the games available for betting, along with the lines and odds for each game. In some books this board is a huge electronic marvel, rivaling the most sophisticated reporting system of a large brokerage house. Other books maintain the board by hand, with displays that are similar to the ones seen in old movies involving “bookies.”

 

Sports books will only accept bets on those games, which have been posted on their board. These games are known as “board games.” Generally, all major league baseball, NFL, NBA and NHL games are “on the board,” whereas college games are limited to football and basketball match-ups being played by major Division I schools. Limited betting is available at some books on golf, tennis, car racing, and other miscellaneous sports.

 

Most sports books use the Official Nevada Rotation, supplied by the Official Nevada Sports Schedule. This rotation is a list of all the board games being played on a particular date along with starting times.

 

What’s Your Bet?

 

Straight Wagers

Also referred to as a “side”.

A straight wager is when you pick the team or person you believe is going to win.

The straight or side wager can be governed by a point spread, money line, or sometimes both depending on the sport.

 

Odds Line Bets

Unlike simple even odd wagers on the strict outcome of an event (i.e., you bet your friend $20.00 that the Lakers will win on Friday), professional sports bets include odds based upon the likely outcome. For example, if Mike Tyson is scheduled to box a lightly regarded contender, the line bet odds would reflect the challenge involved and pay out a much higher percentage to bettors on the “under dog.” The percentage paid is directly proportional to the chances of that particular fighter winning as seen by the sports book analysts.

 

So, if you bet $20.00 on Joe Paluka to win against Iron Mike you might receive TOGEL ONLINE odds as high as 100 to 1. This would mean your $20 would net you $2000.00 if Paluka was victorious.

 

The lure of high pay outs is what drives the sports betting industry. The occasional Buster Douglas or NY Jets championship that come along are what make sports bettors some of the most hardcore gamblers on the Internet.

 

Point Spread

Common in football, basketball, and some hockey (puck line) wagers. Basically if the number associated with your team is positive(+), then you add that number to your teams score. If the number associated with your team is negative(-), then you subtract that number from your team’s score. The side with the higher score after the points are added/subtracted is the winner.

All point spread bets are 11/10 or $11 to win $10, unless otherwise noted. For examples check out the individual sport you are interested in wagering on.

 

Parlays

A parlay is two or more straight bets or totals combined into a single bet. For the parlay wager to win all of the individual parts of the parlay must win. You can mix different sports within the same parlay.

 

If all the teams within the Togel Online parlay win the parlay is a winner If one team within the parlay loses then the parlay is a losing wager. If a team within the parlay ties or if “NO ACTION” the parlay automatically is reduced by one.

 

A tie on a two team parlay becomes a straight bet.

 

 

SPORTS BETTING GLOSSARY A-C

 

* Action: A wager of any kind.

* Book: An establishment that accepts wagers on the outcome of horseracing and sporting events.

* Bookie: Person who takes clients bets.

* Bankroll: Your available gambling money.

* Beard: A friend, acquaintance or other contact who is used to place bets so that the bookmakers will not know the identity of the actual bettor. Many top handicappers and persons occupying sensitive positions use this method of wagering.

  • Buck: A $100 wager.

* Buy Points: Buy Points means that you can move the pointspread so that you give away less points with the favorite or get more points with the underdog, for both football and basketball. To do this you must pay an extra 10% for each ½ point you buy in your favor. For the NFL and NCAA football, you will pay an additional 15% to buy on or off of 3 points – also know as Key Points. And if you buy through 3 points, you will pay an additional 20%. NOTE: There are NO Key Points for basketball. You pay a flat 10% for each 1/2 point you buy. An example of how to buy off of 3 points: the Kansas City Chiefs (-3) are 3 point favorites. To buy 1/2 point and make them a 2.5 point favorite, you would need to lay $125 to win $100.

* Buy Point Table (Football Key Points):

Buy 1/2 point to 3

 

100/125

 

Buy 1/2 point off 3

 

100/125

 

Buy 1 point to 3

 

100/135

 

Buy 1 point off 3

 

100/135

 

Buy 1/2 point any other

 

100/120

 

Buy 1 point any other

 

100/130

 

 

* Canadian Line: A combination point line and moneyline in hockey.

* Chalk: The favored team.

* Chalk Player: Someone who usually only plays the favored teams. Rarely bets on underdogs. Also known as Favorite Freddie.

* Circle Game: A game in which the betting action is severely limited. Usually occurs in those games that feature key injuries, inclement weather, or unsubstantiated rumors regarding a team. Most bookies “circle” all Ivy League Games.

* Cover: To bet the spread by the required number of points. If such occurs you have “covered the spread”.

 

 

DETECTIVE: THREE MEN LIED ABOUT BURGLARIZING MILLIONAIRE’S VAULT

 

 

Rick Tabish was arrested after police found him trying to open Ted Binion’s vault of silver, worth about $7 million.

 

LAS VEGAS — A small-town detective described for jurors Monday how he happened upon Rick Tabish and two other men, who were removing more than $7 million of silver from Ted Binion’s subterranean desert vault approximately one day after the millionaire casino mogul died.

 

Ed Howard, of the Nye County Sheriff’s Department, said around 2 a.m. on September 19, 1998, he noticed a strange sound coming from the empty lot between Terrible’s Casino and a Burger King. He decided to investigate further.

 

The lot, Howard knew, belonged to Binion, and Binion owned a vault containing a fortune in silver bars and coins buried earlier that summer. After Binion’s death, a superior told him to keep an eye on the plot, which was surrounded by a chain-link fence and concertina wire, to prevent looting.

 

Howard allegedly caught Tabish and two other men, Michael David Milot and David Lee Mattsen, in the act of burglarizing the vault. Howard later arrested all three.

 

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Prosecutors allege that co-defendants Sandra Murphy and Tabish killed Binion the morning of Thursday, September 17, 1998, tried to make it look like a drug overdose, and then made a greedy grab for cash and valuables in the millionaire’s home.

 

Detectives found an empty bottle of Xanax and heroin paraphernalia near Binion at the scene of his death. The longtime heroin addict’s cause of death was initially deemed a drug overdose. Six months later, after an investigation by the Binion family, it was ruled a homicide.

 

Murphy, 32, and Tabish, 39, are charged with six counts, including murder, burglary and grand larceny. A Ingatbola88 jury found the couple guilty of all charges in 2000, but an appeals court overturned their convictions and paved the way for a retrial, now in its third week.

 

Secrets and lies

 

Tabish, Matteson and Milot told several lies about what was inside the “belly-dump” tractor-trailer on the empty lot, ranging from old concrete to “ordnance.”

 

But Tabish finally came clean when a sheriff’s deputy viewed the trailer’s contents and described them to Detective Howard as a “s—load of silver.”

 

“OK, I lied,” Howard said Tabish told him. Howard then said Tabish claimed Binion had told him to secure the silver for his daughter, Bonnie Binion, in order to keep it away from Binion’s ex-wife, Doris.

 

Howard also told jurors how Tabish elaborated on his story, placing himself at Binion’s house on the day he died.

 

“He told me that Ted was going to lay down and take a whole bottle of Xanax and when he woke up he was going to be cleansed,” of his heroin addiction, Howard said.

 

The trial testimony was the first to place Tabish with Binion while he was still alive on the day of the alleged crime.

 

On cross-examination by defense attorney Tony J. Serra, Howard admitted that a superior officer recommended against arresting the three for burglary, and that an initial arrest report made no mention of Tabish’s comments about Binion and the bottle of Xanax.

 

Howard will remain on the stand Tuesday for further cross-examination.

 

Day of Binion’s death

 

Ted Binion’s longtime attorney also testified earlier Monday that he initially thought the casino heir had died from a heart attack, but soon suspected that Binion’s girlfriend and her secret lover had conspired to kill him.

 

Richard Wright told jurors he noticed suspicious behavior in Sandra Murphy and Richard Tabish immediately following Binion’s death on Sept. 17, 1998.

 

“I asked [detectives] to initiate a homicide investigation if they did not have one in progress,” Wright told jurors Monday.

 

Wright said he contacted homicide detectives in the Las Vegas Police Department after observing how Tabish and Murphy interacted after Binion’s death, and after he learned that Tabish was caught trying to unearth a vault containing Binion’s fortune in silver.

 

When the “poker-faced” detectives gave no hint of an investigation in the works, Wright testified that he, along with Binion’s brother and the executor of his estate, Jack, decided to hire private investigator Tom Dillard. Taking the stand as a prosecution witness for the second time, Richard Wright told jurors that a secretary called him on Sept. 17 and told him police and paramedics were in front of Binion’s home and that “something bad had happened.”

 

Wright said he soon learned from police that Binion was dead from possible self-inflicted wounds and that Murphy was inside the house.

 

He said his first instinct was to offer his card to Murphy through a police officer. He told the officer to “give that to her and let her know that there was a friend available.”

 

Murphy was soon taken to a nearby hospital.

 

“She was crying and seemed hysterical to me,” Wright said.

 

Wright and Tabish later drove to the hospital after the Montana entrepreneur became concerned that police were trying to interrogate her.

 

After the two men arrived, Murphy was released into the care of Janice Tanno, a friend and neighbor. Authorities feared she might try to hurt herself.

 

Instead of leaving with Tanno, however, Murphy went immediately to Tabish’s black Mercedes, Wright told jurors.

 

He said Murphy, who had been crying and hyperventilating just 15 minutes earlier, no longer seemed as upset, and was conversing with Tabish.

 

“She was talking about the house and property and she wanted to go home,” Wright said.

 

Suspicions rise

 

But Murphy couldn’t go back to the house she had shared with Binion for more than three years, because it was now under control of a public administrator whose job was to protect the estate from robbery.

 

After offering to take her to the Desert Inn to keep her away from the media, Wright said Tabish made a comment that seemed out of place less than three hours after Binion died. “I will get you your favorite kind of ice cream,” Tabish told Murphy, according to Wright. Calling Tabish’s subsequent arrest for attempting to remove Binion’s silver collection from the vault the last straw, Wright said he hired investigator Dillard on the day of Binion’s funeral because he reluctantly suspected the pair of foul play, though he wanted to believe otherwise. “I wanted a thorough investigation as to the cause of Ted Binion’s death,” Wright said. “I wanted him to prove or disprove whether Rick Tabish or Sandra Murphy had involvement in causing Ted Binion’s death. I told him I hoped that they did not.” Murphy and Tabish face 20 years to life if convicted. Court TV Extra is streaming the trail live on the Web.