Friday, December 20, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Australia's Crown Faces Slot Machine Levy - December 2013



SYDNEY--Shares in Australian casino company Crown Ltd. (CWN.AU) came under pressure Friday after lawmakers proposed a new tax on slot machines at its flagship Crown casino in Melbourne.

Victoria state proposed an annual levy of A$22,175 (US$19,800) per slot machine to raise A$56.8 million a year, as it attempts to fund infrastructure developments such as roads and schools while holding onto its AAA credit rating.

Crown shares fell as much as 6% in Sydney before closing down 4.3% at A$15.90 in a overall strong market.

"In these challenging economic times the coalition government must maintain a disciplined budget to ensure we can continue to invest in the critical infrastructure and services that Victorian families and businesses deserve," the state's Treasurer, Michael O'Brien said in a statement.

Any changes to tax arrangements between Crown and the Victorian government need to be agreed by both parties.

Crown, which is controlled by billionaire James Packer, confirmed that it was in discussions with lawmakers and expects talks to conclude early next year.

Describing the discussions as "positive", Mr. Packer said he hoped they would create an outcome that allowed the casino to continue competing effectively with international and interstate rivals.

"Both Crown and the Victorian government would like to see the Crown Melbourne resort continue to grow and to attract more overseas and interstate tourists," Mr. Packer said.

Still, the decision comes at a tough time for Australia's gambling sector, which is being hurt by fragile consumer confidence as the country's long mining boom fades.

Crown's underlying profit for the year through June, which removes one-off items like asset sales, swelled by 14% to A$473.2 million. The result, however, was boosted by a large jump in earnings from the company's joint venture in Macau with Lawrence Ho.

Crown Melbourne remains the biggest contributor to the company's profits and suffered a 12% decrease in operating earnings last financial year.

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

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Monday, September 16, 2013

JEDWARD arrived into Sydney on Monday 16th September at 6.30am on Ethihad Airways from Abu Dhabi

JEDWARD arrived into Sydney on Monday 16th September at 6.30am on Ethihad Airways from Abu Dhabi...



JEDWARD IRELAND'S TWIN POP SENSATIONS ARE COMING TO AUSTRALIA LIVE IN CONCERT - NOVEMBER 2013

JEDWARD, Ireland's twin pop sensations John and Edward, are heading to Australia in November 2013 for 3 Special Concert appearances. They have generated a phenomenon of ironic popularity described as "the JEDWARD paradox" following their appearance on the British "X Factor". They have released three platinum-selling albums, represented Ireland at Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 and 2012, presented two high-rating children's television series: "JEDWARD's Big Adventure" (currently in its third season), "OMG! JEDWARD's Dream Factory" and numerous guest appearances on major television serials and talk shows worldwide. They were even voted more popular than The Beatles in a teenage poll, and when Yahoo launched the Best Boy Band of 2012 JEDWARD were outright winners over One Direction and The Wanted. Following sell-out concerts in U.K, Ireland and Europe under their belt, JEDWARD are bringing their "pop superstar" status to Australia in November 2013.

TOUR DATES REGAL THEATRE, PERTH - Saturday November 23, 2013 - Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

THE PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE - Saturday November 30, 2013 - Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

THE ENMORE THEATRE - Sunday December 1, 2013 - Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

JEDWARD are John and Edward Grimes, twins from Ireland. They have become hugely successful musicians, television personalities, actors, models and celebrities throughout Europe.

JEDWARD have released three Albums; "Planet Jedward" in 2010, "Victory" in 2011 and "Young Love" in 2012. Their first single "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)" featuring Vanilla Ice, debuted at No.1 in Ireland and No.2 in the UK charts.

For two consecutive years JEDWARD were voted to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. They performed "Lipstick" in 2011 and "Waterline" in 2012. 'Lipstick" has become a world wide success, it remains a firm favourite to download on itunes. John and Edward had the honour of performing their hit single "Lipstick" for President Barrack Obama, when he visited Ireland in 2011.

Since February 2013, the twins have had an extremely busy schedule. Promoting their current album "Young Love", has brought them to Canada and Australia, where they have appeared on several national Radio and Television stations. Jedward were in LA for the month of May, where they were busy working on and producing their own music videos. John and Edward appeared at the highly publicised Canadian MMVAs in June 2013.

The twins have toured extensively, during the last three years, playing hundreds of Sold Out concerts across the UK, Ireland and Europe. They have just completed their latest Irish Tour and will be embarking on a UK tour at the end of September 2013.

In Yahoo's Best Boy Band Poll of 2012, JEDWARD beat One Direction and the Wanted to take First Place.

The London 2012 Olympic Games Committee personally asked JEDWARD to carry the Olympic torch through the streets of Dublin.

John and Edward have made their own reality series, 'JEDWARD Let Loose' which followed them as they prepared to release their first album in 2010.

In 2011, Edward and John took part in "Celebrity Big Brother UK" in 2011.

To date the twins have starred in two television series, "Jedward's Big Adventure" on BBC/CBBC in the UK and "Jedward's Dream Factory" on RTE in Ireland. Both series have completed two seasons with outstanding ratings in both the UK and Ireland. "Jedward's Dream Factory" has been nominated for two IFTAs (Irish Film and Television Awards). A third series of "Jedward's Big Adventure" starts. filming in September.

Since appearing on a number of prime time Australian TV channels, the boys are preparing for their first Australian tour in November 2013.

JEDWARD - BIOGRAPHY

Jedward are John and Edward Grimes, twins from Ireland. They have become hugely successful musicians, television personalities, actors, models and celebrities throughout Europe and the World. This is not only through their live performances and TV appearances, but also through their You Tube videos which have been viewed by millions World Wide.

Jedward have released three Albums; "Planet Jedward" in 2010, "Victory" in 2011 and "Young Love" in 2012. Their first single "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)" featuring Vanilla Ice, debuted at No.1 in Ireland and No.2 in the UK charts.

For two consecutive years Jedward were voted to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. They performed "Lipstick" in 2011 and "Waterline" in 2012. 'Lipstick" has become a worldwide success, it remains a firm favourite to download on iTunes. John and Edward had the honour of performing their hit single "Lipstick" for President Barrack Obama, when he visited Ireland in 2011.

Since February 2013, the twins have had an extremely busy schedule. Promoting their current album "Young Love", has brought them to Canada and Australia, where they have appeared on several national Radio and Television stations. Jedward were in LA for the month of May, where they were busy working on and producing their own music videos.

John and Edward appeared at the highly publicized Canadian MMVAs in June 2013.

The twins have toured extensively, during the last three years, playing hundreds of Sold Out concerts across the UK, Ireland and Europe. They have just completed their latest Irish Tour and will be embarking on a UK tour at the end of September 2013.

In Yahoo's Best Boy Band Poll of 2012, Jedward beat One Direction and the Wanted to take First Place.

The London 2012 Olympic Games Committee personally asked Jedward to carry the Olympic torch through the streets of Dublin.

John and Edward have made their own reality series, 'Jedward Let Loose' which followed them as they prepared to release their first album in 2010.

In 2011, Edward and John took part in "Celebrity Big Brother UK" in 2011.

To date the twins have starred in two television series, "Jedward's Big Adventure" on BBC/CBBC in the UK and "Jedward's Dream Factory" on RTE in Ireland. Both series have completed two seasons with outstanding ratings in both the UK and Ireland. "Jedward's Dream Factory" has been nominated for two IFTAs (Irish Film and Television Awards). A third series of "Jedward's Big Adventure" starts filming in September.

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Richard Branson quotes

One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes. From Richard Branson's blog ‘Learning from mistakes’ on the Virgin Website

My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, “Oh God, I've got to do this today.” From his interview in The Guardian newspaper, 20th September 2008

I became an entrepreneur by mistake. Ever since then I've gone into business, not to make money, but because I think I can do it better than it's been done elsewhere. And, quite often, just out of personal frustration about the way it's been done by other people. As stated in an interview with Martyn Lewis in his book, Reflections on Success (1997)

My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around. From his interview in The Sunday Mirror, 16th January 2000

Making money never was my incentive. I just want to fight big companies. From his interview in The Sunday Mirror, 16th January 2000

If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline. Quoted by P. Greenberg, “Why JetBlue will be different,” MSNBC as cited in Gittell and O’Reilly (October, 2001) Harvard Business School Press Reprint No. 9-801-354

I was born under a lucky star, and I have nothing whatsoever to regret. I wouldn’t change a thing about my life. In his interview with Nina Myskow for Saga magazine, July 2007

Richard Branson (Virgin Enterprises Limited) and Greg Tingle (Media Man)

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Casino will allow non-VIPs entry as high-roller guests - 12th July 2013

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VIPs only: Crown Sydney will be modelled on Melbourne casino's Mahogany Room. Photo: Supplied

Guests without VIP credentials will be allowed into James Packer's high-roller casino, despite claims strict entry requirements will weed out the general public.

It follows a warning by an independent panel that stringent rules are required to prevent Crown admitting regular gamblers on slow nights.

Crown says its proposed high-end casino at Barangaroo is aimed squarely at affluent gamblers, reducing the risk of problem gambling and leaving the mass gaming market to its rival, the Star. It will cater for international and domestic high rollers, but says half the property's earnings will come from local gamblers. To ensure exclusivity, members would have to demonstrate a record of VIP gaming at other casinos, or be subject to a 24-hour cooling-off period before playing. Their gaming habits would also be reviewed regularly to ensure they should remain members.

But they would be permitted to bring a ''limited number'' of guests who could play tables without undergoing the same checks.

Gambling Impact Society executive Kate Roberts said the loophole ''makes a mockery'' of the so-called strict entry requirements. A Crown spokesman said VIP gaming rooms around the world allowed members to ''enjoy the company of their partner or couple of friends'', and to do otherwise would discourage patrons.

Crown Sydney will model its exclusive gaming area on the Mahogany Room at the group's Melbourne casino. It would not reveal what proportion of gamblers in that room each year are guests. Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce member Mark Henley said allowing members to ''sign in a friend'' meant guests could gamble beyond their means.

''You can lose a lot of money very fast,'' he said. ''One thing that casinos are very good at is creating an environment where people spend far more than they intend to.''

Crown said granting the general public access to the high-roller rooms would run counter to its commercial interests, eroding the casino's exclusive nature.

But the independent panel said ''a concern remains'' about the strength of that incentive if Crown was ''unable to attract sufficient VIP members to fully utilise the facilities'', which would accommodate about 700 players. It said a strong definition of VIP gaming was required.

Crown said members rules, and an absence of poker machines and low-bet tables, would ensure it caters only to wealthy patrons. It said if the same measures were applied to its Melbourne casino, only 5 per cent of local gaming customers would be attracted.

However, anti-gambling groups said an unlimited number of electronic casino games would be as damaging as poker machines, and appeal to local gamblers, not VIPs. Crown said local gaming revenue will likely be higher in Sydney than Melbourne, because of its larger population, higher average household incomes and higher participation rates in other forms of gambling.

The government has given conditional approval to the bid and says rules will be in place to ensure guests are "bona fide". (Fairfax Media)

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Talk up your chances - Schmooze or lose - It's who you know that counts (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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The first grisly lesson for anyone entering the job market is to throw the books away. It's who you know, not what you know, that counts. As a young PR consultant, nothing filled me with more horror than the pressure to "work a room". Arriving at industry get-togethers with a business card hastily scrawled in felt-tip pen and avocado stains down my front, I looked more out of place than Paris Hilton at a Vatican tea party.

Networking still comes with a powerful stigma, even though it's vital for developing business portfolios or finding job opportunities. A friend of mine calls it "careerist brownnosing by the professionally undeserving".

But the fact is, it works. Greg Tingle was a blue-collar boy "destined to drive trucks" until he gatecrashed the media world five years ago. Now he runs his own PR firm and lists himself as "a TV presenter, journalist, radio broadcaster, internet author, all-round media entrepreneur and man of business brilliance".

Tingle cast his net wide for career openings, unable to rely on the traditional avenues of family and friends. His big break came in 2000 when he rang 2UE's John Laws to offer the inside scoop on life in the athletes' village at the Sydney Olympics, where he was a volunteer. It was the beginning of a lucrative relationship with Laws, 2UE and Southern Cross Broadcasting.

Tingle's approach to networking is no-holds-barred. One time, he cornered celebrity PR man Max Markson for a photo at the launch of his book, Show Me the Money! They've since collaborated on projects for stars such as Shane Warne and he now considers Markson "like family".

Susan RoAne, author of How to Work a Room, insists we shouldn't be ashamed of networking. It's simply about "sharing resources", which has been occurring ever since "Eve offered Adam an apple in the garden of Eden".

Besides, she says, there is a definite need to resurrect the art of conversation.

"Technology [is the culprit] in most countries," she says. "People are doing things online and not face-to-face ... they email the person at the next desk instead of getting up and going to talk to them."

So what are the secrets for triumph at those dreaded networking events? Internet research is vital, otherwise you might accidentally ask the chief executive to refill your wine glass. "With Google, we can go into every event a little bit more prepared," RoAne says.

Conversation starters are also important, so if your knowledge of international affairs doesn't run beyond Brad and Angelina, it's time to scour the newspaper. This means reading the footy pages, even if you have as much interest in sport as jumping around a padded cell.

RoAne denies that networking is manipulative and fake, even though some of the advice she reads in self-help books "turned my stomach, [it] was so smarmy". "I don't have children, but I have [learned] that when people have children, that's what they talk about," she says. "I couldn't care less about the [food] mothers are feeding their babies but if I want to have a relationship or do business, I've got to be a little more flexible."

RoAne suggests a seven-to-nine-second "opening gambit" that puts a humorous spin on your job title to make you stand out from the crowd.

Tingle, meanwhile, believes in flashy business cards. Rather than opting for Patrick Bateman-style monochrome sleekness, try something more flamboyant. Tingle's are black and gold and "stand out a million miles away".

He also carries around recent clippings of his work. "[People] like to see what's occupying someone at the moment," he says. "Just to make sure they're being active and hitting some runs."

But beware: even the smoothest networker can be relegated to a "one-night stand" if follow-up with a contact is poor. "While everyone else is emailing, text messaging or maybe doing nothing," RoAne says, "you [should] send a note saying, 'Thank-you for [your] time', and they will be happy to recommend you further. We save thank-you notes, we don't save thank-you emails."

Finally, it's important to store your hard-earned contacts. Carole Stone, a prolific party hostess and author of Networking - The Art of Making Friends, keeps a personal database with more than 25,000 "friends". The database contains information on when they met, who introduced them, what events she's invited them to before as well as details on their partners - both personal and professional.

Stone is famous for her regular "salons" at her London flat, attended by some of Britain's leading movers and shakers. Her annual Christmas bash is no drinks'n'nibbles affair with the rellies, but a gargantuan military operation with a guest list of 1000 including cabinet ministers and movie stars. "As the replies come in, I update my database with new telephone numbers and addresses," she says. "That's a big job that sometimes keeps me up all night."

Stone is the ultimate proof of how networking can, as RoAne says, become a "lifestyle not a work style".

So where does that leave me? I'm still a grumpy hermit who enjoys showing disdain for 99.9 per cent of human kind, but I must admit the concept of networking has become ever-so-slightly more palatable.

At a social event the day after speaking with RoAne, I decide to follow some of her advice. I talk footy, despite not having touched a playing field this side of the millennium. I discuss my career without being stunted by a terminal bout of self-deprecation. I even log the phone numbers of people I meet on something more durable than a napkin.

As I walk away with a fistful of contacts and a small glow of self-satisfaction, I begin to wonder if being "a schmoozer, not a loser" is really as hideous as it sounds.

Is networking a necessary evil? Share your tips at radar.smh.com.au

HOW TO GET AHEAD

* Treat networking as a lifestyle, not a work style.

* Before you attend an event, use the internet to find out about people who might be there.

* Read that day's newspaper to pick up some conversation starters.

* Prepare a seven-to-nine-second light-hearted introduction explaining what you do.

* "Good mouth" others and pass on praise you have heard.

* Follow up contacts in a timely and "appropriately persistent" manner.

* Send handwritten thank-you notes - we all want to be appreciated.

* Stay in touch via phone, fax and email even when you need nothing from people. You'll seem altruistic even though you're not.

Source: Susan RoAne, www.susanroane.com

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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CeBIT Australia coming up; Barack Obama technology and social media boss to speak

Gene Simmons visits Hard Rock Cafe, Sydney, Australia

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MTV Movie Awards: ‘Avengers,’ ‘Dark Knight’ top nominations

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Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Price Target Raised to $3.00 at Numis Securities Ltd (BPTY)

Wrestling News Media: WWE, Hall of Fame 2013: Bruno Sammartino, Donald Trump for celebrity wing

UFC returns to Australia this December

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Australian flag bodypainted model: Make love and peace, not war

Hollywood movie news wrap-up: Marvel Entertainment news and Marvel Comics movie themes

Future of Sydney casino market unknown

Turn of the card eats into Crown's profit

Crown bets on lure of more casinos

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WWE planning to push hard on Glenn Beck, What's saving WWE Superstar Jack Swagger

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Australian box office - Feb 2013

Sir James Dyson puts on Dyson product launch with a difference: Sydney, Australia

Samoa's first casino worries churches

Jason Statham flattered to be offered Sylvester Stallone role

James Packer's $10m investment to boost Penrith's potential, Mayor Mark Davies says

James Packer interview hightlights from Channel Seven 'Sunday Night' - Feb 2013

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No Wrestling in Olympics Provides Huge PR Opportunity for WWE

Global box office report: 'Django' Bests 'Basterds' Worldwide - Feb 2013

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IOC plays down wrestling axe after global uproar: Fans, sports world, public in shock - Feb 2013

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Red Flush Casino - Red Returns does b2b deal with Media Man group

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Movie Box Office numbers: Avengers #1

WWE Hall of Fame 2013: Jim Ross on celebrity wing

Bruno Sammartino and Triple H comment on WWE 2013 Hall of Fame induction

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Sylvester Stallone: Hulk Hogan - He killed me: Rocky III Hollywood movie

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Marvel Entertainment - The Avengers Boosting Marvel Slots Popularity; Media Agency...

The box office success of Marvel Entertainment comic book based movie 'The Avengers', is boosting the popularity of Marvel slot games across internet networks, the Media Man agency has reported.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

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Hollywood movie news wrap-up: Marvel Entertainment news and Marvel Comics movie themes

Future of Sydney casino market unknown

Turn of the card eats into Crown's profit

Crown bets on lure of more casinos

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Zeta Bar's Secret Garden At Hilton Sydney: Secret Garden human statue models every Friday Night

SI Swimsuit Issue Body Paint Model: Sports Illustrated bodypainted models

Superhero movie line-up for Australia in 2013

UFC returns to Australia this December

WWE planning to push hard on Glenn Beck, What's saving WWE Superstar Jack Swagger

Sydney ad:tech 2013 will offer insights into digital marketing for online sector; Sydney, Australia

Australian box office - Feb 2013

Sir James Dyson puts on Dyson product launch with a difference: Sydney, Australia

Samoa's first casino worries churches

Jason Statham flattered to be offered Sylvester Stallone role

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James Packer interview hightlights from Channel Seven 'Sunday Night' - Feb 2013

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No Wrestling in Olympics Provides Huge PR Opportunity for WWE

Global box office report: 'Django' Bests 'Basterds' Worldwide - Feb 2013

Unlock Zeta Bar's Secret Garden At Hilton Sydney: Blossoming With Cocktails And Afternoon Tea Every Friday Night

IOC plays down wrestling axe after global uproar: Fans, sports world, public in shock - Feb 2013

Wrestling with face paint, bodyart and human statues; Ultimate Warrior, Sting, Jeff Hardy, Lord Tensai and more

Crown Limited plea to avoid 'litigation vortex': Casino back in spotlight

Red Flush Casino - Red Returns does b2b deal with Media Man group

Immortal Romance online slot game at Casino La Vida delivers €80 000 win

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Movie Box Office numbers: Avengers #1

WWE Hall of Fame 2013: Jim Ross on celebrity wing

Bruno Sammartino and Triple H comment on WWE 2013 Hall of Fame induction

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Sylvester Stallone: Hulk Hogan - He killed me: Rocky III Hollywood movie

PartyCasino wins Media Man 'Online Casino Of The Month' award

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The box office success of Marvel Entertainment comic book based movie 'The Avengers', is boosting the popularity of Marvel slot games across internet networks, the Media Man agency has reported.

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More Marvel Entertainment games are in the works and the Media Man agency will be providing detailed reviews on the games as more information comes to hand.

Gamers and gamblers, as always - bet with your head, not over it, and have fun.

Marvel Entertainment movie game fans and true believers...there's only one thing to say - Excelsior!


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Norbert Teufelberger, Co-CEO of bwin.party, said: "Nordeus has demonstrated that there is  great demand for social sports games around the world through its Top Eleven game.  We will leverage our unrivalled sports brand and products as well as our online betting and gaming expertise.
Nordeus and bwin.party are two  European companies with global footprints and share an aspiration to become clear leaders in social sports gaming."

Branko Milutinovic, CEO of Nordeus, said: "Following the  successful release of Top Eleven, we  recognised a huge opportunity for social sports betting games based on the feedback from millions of our customers. Since then, we have been seeking the right partner and we are thrilled to have an opportunity to work with bwin.party, market leader in online sports betting and one of the most known brands in sports.

"With Top Eleven, we have proven that our unique approach in social games design is highly engaging and successful. With that in mind, we are convinced that leveraging our development experience in combination with bwin.party's expertise in real-money betting will lead to a highly successful title and establish our companies as the leaders in social sports gaming."

About bwin.party:

bwin.party digital entertainment plc (LSE:  BPTY) is a global online gaming company, formed from the  merger of bwin Interactive Entertainment AG and PartyGaming Plc on 31 March 2011. Incorporated, licensed  and regulated in Gibraltar, the Group also has licences in France, Italy, Spain and Denmark. With offices in Europe, India, Israel and the US, the Group generated  total pro forma revenue of €816.0m  and pro forma Clean EBITDA of €199.3m in 2011. bwin.party commands leading market positions in each of its four key  product verticals: online sports  betting, poker, casino and bingo with  some of the world's biggest online gaming brands including bwin, PartyPoker, PartyCasino and Foxy Bingo. The Group's scale, technology and strong portfolioof games collectively differentiate its customer offer from those of its competitors.  bwin.party is a constituent member of the FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE4 Good Index Series, which identifies companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards.

About Nordeus:

Nordeus, located in Belgrade in Serbia, is one of the leading and award winning European game development companies and officially the best European gaming startup of 2011. Its Top Eleven game, with more than 6 million monthly active users and 2 million daily active users on Web, Android and iOS devices, is the most  played online sports game in the World. Nordeus' goal is  to provide a seamless  gaming experience to millions of people no matter what device they are using. Quite simply they make social games that are free and accessible to play on any device.  Every day its team in Belgrade puts all of its talent into making 5-star games. Every day millions of people enjoy what they have created.

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Nordeus partnership for bwin.party...

The world’s largest listed online gambling operator, bwin.party digital entertainment, has signed a deal that will see it develop a social sportsbetting application in partnership with Serbian firm Nordeus.

Following the launch of its bespoke Win business unit in May, bwin.party stated that the agreement is a ‘further step forward’ in the execution of its ‘social gaming strategy’ as it looks to capitalise on its ‘strong presence in real-money sportsbetting’.

“Nordeus has demonstrated that there is great demand for social sports games around the world through its Top Eleven game,” said Norbert Teufelberger, Co-Chief Executive Officer for bwin.party.

“We will leverage our unrivalled sports brand and products as well as our online betting and gaming expertise. Nordeus and bwin.party are two European companies with global footprints and share an aspiration to become clear leaders in social sports gaming.”

Based in Belgrade, Nordeus was established in March of 2010 by former Microsoft engineers Branko Milutinovic, Ivan Stojisavljevic and Milan Jovovic and concentrates on the development of social sports games. Its Top Eleven title is now one of the most-played games of its type in the world with in excess of six million monthly active users via the web and Android and iOS devices.

“Following the successful release of Top Eleven, we recognised a huge opportunity for social sportsbetting games based on the feedback from millions of our customers,” said Milutinovic, Chief Executive Officer for Nordeus.

“Since then, we have been seeking the right partner and we are thrilled to have an opportunity to work with bwin.party, a market-leader in online sportsbetting and one of the most known brands in sports.

"With Top Eleven, we have proven that our unique approach in social games design is highly engaging and successful. With that in mind, we are convinced that leveraging our development experience in combination with bwin.party’s expertise in real-money betting will lead to a highly successful title and establish our companies as the leaders in social sports gaming."

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Mets eye casino at Citi to help offset losses suffered in Bernie Madoff scandal

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(New York) It's an Amazin' gamble!..The Mets' owners want to roll the dice on building a Las Vegas-style casino next to Citi Field to recoup some of the $162 million for which team brass are still on the hook following the Bernie Madoff Ponzi-scheme debacle, plans obtained by The Post reveal...While team owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are still having trouble opening their tight pockets for high-priced free agents, that didn't stop their development arm, Sterling Equities, from betting on a proposal that called for bringing a massive casino with gaming tables and slots, a 500-room, full-service hotel, 1.8 million square feet of retail and other amenities to the Willets Point development site in Queens. Rich Calder, New York Post.

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Saturday, February 02, 2013

Sylvester Stallone: Hulk Hogan - He killed me: Rocky III Hollywood movie

Sylvester Stallone: Hulk Hogan - He killed me: Rocky III Hollywood movie...

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Media Man and Wrestling News Media with yet another bodyslamming news report from the world of professional wrestling meets Hollywood. Fact or fiction? You be the judge, jury and executioner.

Sylvester Stallone recalls his memory of receiving a beat down from wrestling living legend Hulk Hogan in ROCKY III - because apparently his co-star didn't realise he had to fake his punches. That's the story doing the rounds as of late.

Stallone says no one has hit him harder than Hogan (Terry Bollea), did as they filmed the iconic 1982 boxing movie - and one scene left the actor a shattered mess cowering in the corner of a boxing ring.

Sly tells VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live TV show, "He killed me. He beat me up badly... He didn't get that he's supposed to pull his punches (back)... and we took four or five (guys) right into the ambulance right to the hospital with broken collarbones and this and that.

"The hardest I was ever hit was by him... I (still) have visions of it... I'm in the corner and Rocky's been stunned... I'm laying there... and I see this guy running... and he comes down and hits me and I'm laying on the ground saying, 'Don't shove me, don't roll me over... I know there's a bone sticking up here with a vein... and part of my heart.' Oh my God. I said, 'I know I'm shattered'."

Hogan recently apologised for hurting Stallone in the film when he appeared on the VH1 show, but the movie star insists that's not enough.

He joked, "How about my turn? I get a stepladder..."


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Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-em-up film 'Bullet to the Head,' he’s in favor of new U.S gun control legislation.

Stallone supported the 1994 “Brady bill” that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated.

“I know people get [upset] and go, ‘They’re going to take away the assault weapon.’ Who … needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault. … You can’t hunt with it. … Who’s going to attack your house, a [expletive] army?”

The 66-year-old actor, writer and director said he also hopes for an additional focus on mental health to prevent future mass shootings.

“It’s unbelievably horrible, what’s happened. I think the biggest problem, seriously, is not so much guns. It’s that every one of these people that have done these things in the past 30 years are friggin’ crazy. Really crazy! And that’s where we’ve dropped the ball: mental health,” he said. “That to me is our biggest problem in the future, is insanity coupled with isolation.”

Stallone is now in production on his next project, pairing up with the former “Raging Bull” Robert De Niro for “Grudge Match,” about two aging boxers.

“People think it’s going to be some geezer brawl. Really? OK, they’re in for a surprise. I’m telling you. I’ve been working on the fight, the choreography. He’s taking it deadly serious. Because no one wants to be shown up,” Stallone said of De Niro. “It’s going to be like a ‘Rocky’ fight. This will be ‘Rocky 7,’ with me fighting — with Rocky fighting the ‘Raging Bull.’”


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Sylvester Stallone stars as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who forms an alliance with Washington D.C. detective Taylor Kwon to bring down the killer of their respective partners. From director Walter Hill comes the action thriller “Bullet to the Head.”

Genre: Action Thriller Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures / Dark Castle Entertainment Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa, Sarah Shahi, Christian Slater Directed By: Walter Hill Screenplay By: Alessandro Camon; Based on the graphic novel "Bullet to the Head," written by Matz and illustrated by Colin Wilson Produced By: Joel Silver, Alexandra Milchan, Miles Millar, Alfred Gough, Kevin King-Templeton

Wrap-up: "If your a Sly or action film fan, you really just need to see this flick. Just reading about Stallone's movies never does them justice. Go see the living legend's latest most impressive effects.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Gaming News: International and Australian: Europe, United States and more

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Gamesys Group Acquires Virgin Games Business and Forms Long Term Partnership for Global Online Gaming



Gamesys Group and Virgin Group announce that they have signed an agreement that will see the Gamesys Group acquire the assets of Virgin Games and form a long term partnership to develop real money and social gambling propositions globally under the Virgin brand.

Gamesys Group CEO, Noel Hayden, commented; “We have been long term admirers of the Virgin brand and all it stands for. We are delighted to have the opportunity to leverage our unique platform, games and services to power Virgin gaming propositions around the world.”

Gamesys Group is a UK success story. Built on true entrepreneurship, the Group was founded back in 2001 by Noel Hayden, Robin Tombs and Andy Dixon and now employs more than 700 people.

Virgin Games, which was founded in 2004, has grown consistently since launch and regularly won awards for its customer service and advertising.

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group said; 'We are delighted the Gamesys Group has acquired Virgin Games and formed a partnership to build a global games business. Simon Burridge and his team built a strong platform and now with the help of the Gamesys Group we can expand further internationally. We believe the Gamesys Group shares our vision and will be great partners in the sector.'

Simon Burridge, CEO of Virgin Games said: 'With many new opportunities opening up across the world, it was important to attract a new partner to capitalise the power of the Virgin brand. We are delighted Virgin Games is being acquired by the Gamesys Group, whose track record of growth and innovation speaks for itself.'

Gamesys Group will relaunch the existing Virgin Games UK site in the first quarter of 2013.

Virgin was advised by Oakvale Capital.

ABOUT GAMESYS The Gamesys Group was founded by Noel Hayden, Robin Tombs and Andy Dixon in April 2001 with a small team of developers. The aim was to build a profitable online entertainment business providing Instant Win, Bingo and Casino games to a worldwide audience using proprietary gaming software.

After eight years, the Group's leading brand Jackpotjoy.com has built a considerable UK and pays out in excess of GBP250 million in winnings every month. The success of Jackpotjoy.com has established the Gamesys Group as one of the UK's leading online gaming businesses. In 2006 they were named No. 1 in the Microsoft / Sunday Times Tech Track 100 League Table, and they're now one of only four companies to have appeared on the list four years in a row. This feat reflects both the company's capacity for sustained growth and its remarkable resilience during periods of financial instability.

In 2008 Gamesys Group entered into an agreement with News International to build and operate Sun Bingo and have since launched Fabulous Bingo with the same Partner.

For more information on the Gamesys Group please see http://www.gamesyscorporate.com

ABOUT VIRGIN Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel, financial services, leisure, music and holidays to health & wellness. Virgin has created more than 400 branded companies worldwide and employs approximately 50,000 people, in 34 countries. In 2012 global branded revenues were £13bn ($21bn).


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Media Man inks b2 deal with Red Returns: Red Flush Casino, Casino La Vida and more

International internet publishing, advertising, management and publicity company, Media Man, has come to business terms with leading igaming firm, Red Returns.

Red Returns is best known for their excellent online casino brands, Red Flush Casino and Casino La Vida.

Red Flush was awarded the “Best New Casino for 2008” award from CasinoMeister, and it is no surprise as to why. In only a few months they had staked their claim in the online casino arena as a no nonsense, no frills attached online casino that pride themselves on excellent service and superior gaming pleasure above all else. There is no doubt that Red Flush will continue to strive for stellar performance ratings and superior online casino quality.

Red Flush online casino has over 450 excellent games in their repertoire. They make use of the pioneering casino software from Microgaming that has seen some of the best casinos enter onto the internet. Every month, four new exceptional game releases are added to the online casino to ensure that the freshness and diversity of Red Flush always remains intact. A comprehensive range of slots, table games, video poker and progressive jackpots all merge together to form a competitive package of brilliant entertainment for any and all casino enthusiasts.

The b2b deal is initially for 3 months duration, which both parties agree is a very good period of time to gauge the initial success of the campaign.

It's understood dozens of European based igaming firms are watching on with great interest.


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Media Man inks deal with Bingo Australia aka The Bingo Affiliates

The Media Man agency has inked yet another deal with one of the world's leading igaming promoters, Bingo Australia aka The Bingo Affiliates.

In an age where the igaming space is somewhat saturated, including in the online bingo sector, Bingo Australia - The Bingo Affiliates continue to be in the global igaming front runners.

Industry insiders expect Bingo Australia to give competitors such as PartyBingo, Foxy Bingo and Virgin Bingo a run for their money.

Expect to see some highly competitive online bingo promotions on the Media Man network, as The Bingo Affiliates pull out all the stops as they aim towards being a world's top 3 igaming operator.



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bwin.party rebalances board of directors - 16th January 2013

In the wake of last month’s news that Jim Ryan had decided to step down as its Co-Chief Executive Officer, online gambling operator bwin.party digital entertainment has announced that Joachim Baca has resigned as its Chief Operating Officer.

Gibraltar-based bwin.party revealed that Baca has stood down so that the composition of its board of directors remains compliant with a UK corporate governance code recommendation regarding the balance of independent and non-independent members.

Baca joined bwin Interactive Entertainment AG as Chief Operating Officer in 2006 before that firm’s subsequent 2011 merger with PartyGaming where Ryan had been Chief Operating Officer since 2008.

“Mr Baca remains a core member of the group’s senior management team and continues to report directly to Norbert Teufelberger, Chief Executive Officer for bwin.party,” read a statement from bwin.party.

bwin.party digital entertainment is best known for its popular PartyCasino.com and PartyPoker.com online gaming brands.

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Foxy Bingo become Super League official Bingo partner

Super League has announced that Foxy Bingo, the UK's top online bingo site, will become the competition's official bingo partner in 2013.

Foxy Bingo, a subsidiary of bwin party digital entertainment plc, who count Real Madrid and Manchester United in their sponsorship portfolio, have signed up as Super League's bingo partner in a multi-year deal.

In addition to more traditional sponsorship rights - including in-stadia perimeter and programme advertising, a television broadcast presence and a high profile on the Super League website - Foxy Bingo will use the new partnership to bring its unique brand of fun directly to Rugby League fans, who share a love of thrilling entertainment.

An extensive programme of community -based activity, involving the much-loved Foxy himself, has been planned to support the partnership and will be rolled-out throughout the season.

Welcoming Foxy Bingo to the competition's growing stable of partners, Super League Commercial Director James Mercer said: "It gives me great pleasure to welcome Foxy Bingo on board as an official partner of Super League for the next three years.

"We look forward to working closely with Foxy Bingo and to developing a partnership which will enhance our successful brands.

"Super League's popularity continues to grow and with Foxy Bingo on board I am sure we will build on our achievements of 2012, when attendances reached an all-time high and more TV viewers than ever before tuned in to see the extraordinary action."

Golan Shaked, Group Director of Bingo at bwin.party said: "We are really excited about our new partnership with Super League. Foxy Bingo is the top UK bingo site spreading the fun and thrill of winning across the nation. These attributes fit perfectly with Rugby League.

"The partnership will be a cornerstone of our campaign to directly engage the Foxy brand with the players who make it such a thriving online bingo community. Eyes down for a thrilling Super League in 2013!"

The partnership with Foxy Bingo is the latest development of a strategy that will see an increasing number of official partners aligned to the Super League competition throughout 2013.


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