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LABOUR SET TO BACK DOWN OVER HIGH STREET CASINOS

The british government is set to back down on plans to allow casinos to open on the country’s high streets. New rules will prevent venues from opening all but the largest premises. The policy change comes just four months after Labour announced proposals for sweeping liberalisation of the industry. These included relaxing restrictions on opening of new casinos and plans to allow betting shops to become “multi-faceted”, encompassing gaming tables, fruit machines and card tables, as well as traditional sports betting.

 

But ministers are considering watering down the reforms after MPs complained that they would fuel the habits of problem gamblers.

 

It is understood that when parliament returns after the summer recess, ministers at the Department of Culture, Media & Sport will look to change plans that would have allowed any bookmaker with 2000sq ft of floor space to become a casino. Instead, they are likely to settle on a figure nearer 10,000sq ft. This will make it more difficult to open casinos in high streets, leaving out-of-town multi-purpose gambling centres to dominate.

 

Welfare groups, such as Gamcare, which deals with gambling addicts, says serious gamblers will still make the journey to an out-of-town casino, but the change will stop casual punters from walking in off the high street, preventing more people from becoming hooked.

 

The new Gaming Act is now almost certain to be included in the Queen’s Speech in October 2003, with the first legislative changes expected to come into effect in 2004. The government has already relaxed some rules which do not require legislation. This week, live entertainment will be permitted in UK UFABet casinos for the first time, while food and non-alcoholic drinks can now be sold in betting shops.

 

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Mesmer Press publishes Maya Illuminated: Ligaz11 Games

Mesmer Press publishes Maya Illuminated: Games

The third book in a series designed for educators and individuals

 

Seattle-April 5, 2001-Mesmer, Inc. (http://www.mesmer.com) announced today that it has completed production on its third computer animation training book, Maya Illuminated: Games, by author and animator Lane Daughtry.

 

Mesmer designed the ‘Illuminated’ series for people learning 3D Animation on their own, at work, or in a school setting. A complement to the book, ‘MayaGamesTeacherAide.PDF’ is available to educators and instructors free of charge, and provides lesson plans, chapter overviews, quizzes and more to help teachers make the most of Maya in the classroom.

 

“Demand for this material is high,” said Brian Demong, Production Manager at Mesmer and Editor of the book. “We’re very excited about it. Making video games is a fun topic, Maya is a superb tool for the job, and it was great to work with an awesome artist and teacher like Lane [Daughtry, the author].”

 

Maya Illuminated: Games covers the entire Maya polygon toolset, beginner to advanced low-polygon modeling, the UV mapping toolset and techniques, specific animation and character setup concerns for games, environment design, and much, much more. Maya Illuminated: Games also contains 8 easy-to-follow tutorials and scores of short exercises designed to teach core concepts and demonstrate proper workflow.

 

You can preview and purchase the new Mesmer Press book Maya Illuminated: Ligaz11 Games, ISBN#0-9707530-1-2, at http://www.mesmer.com/books/mayagames.html as well as on www.amazon.com and www.journeyed.com.

 

Mesmer, Inc. is the leading 3D Animation high-tech training company providing essential information and learning services to the entire 3D technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. With its portfolio of classroom training, physical books and courseware, online learning, on-site corporate training and a 3D user community deployed across the world wide internet, Mesmer is uniquely positioned …

The History of Ligaz11 Poker

 

 

There seem to be differences of opinion on the origin of Poker. Moreover, there seems to be no clear or direct early ancestor of the game. It is more likely that Poker derived its present day form from elements of many different games. The consensus is that because of it’s basic principal, its birth is a very old one.

 

Jonathan H. Green makes one of the earliest written references to Poker in 1834. In his writing, Green mentions rules to what he called the “cheating game,” which was then being played on Mississippi riverboats. He soon realized that his was the first such reference to the game, and since it was not mentioned in the current American Hoyle, he chose to call the game Poker.

 

The game he described was played with 20 cards, using only the aces, kings, queens, jacks and tens. Two to four people could play, and each was dealt five cards. By the time Green wrote about it, poker had become the number one cheating game on the Mississippi boats, receiving even more action than Three-Card Monte. Most people taken by Three-Card Monte thought the 20-card poker seemed more a legitimate game, and they came back time and time again. It would certainly appear, then, that Poker was developed by the cardsharps.

 

The origin of the word Poker is also well debated. Most of the dictionaries and game historians say that it comes from an eighteenth-century French game, poque. However, there are other references to pochspiel, which is a German ligaz11 game. In pochspiel, there is an element of bluffing, where players would indicate whether they wanted to pass or open by rapping on the table and saying, “Ich Poche!” Some say it may even have derived come the Hindu word, …

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AGA to Acquire Judi Slot Online Assets

GEM Communications – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, which together own and produce Global Gaming Expo (G2E), announced today their intention to acquire from GEM Communications certain assets of World Gaming Congress and Expo, creating the pre-eminent international trade show and conference for the gaming industry. The event will continue to be called G2E and will have the full support of GEM’s 12 publications.

G2E, the first-ever international gaming industry trade show and conference organized by the industry and for the industry, debuted last October in Las Vegas and surpassed all expectations for participation and revenue, which was invested in AGA education and advocacy programs directly benefiting the industry.

“We are extremely pleased with GEM’s decision to join us in supporting G2E,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the AGA. “The positive feedback from last year’s participants has been overwhelming, which speaks to the value of having an industry event that is conceptualized and planned with the single goal of benefiting the entire gaming industry. The support of the highly respected GEM publications will be an important ingredient in accelerating the growth of G2E and contributing to AGA’s ongoing support of the industry.”

G2E 2002 is scheduled for Sept. 17-19, 2002, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 250 exhibitors already have signed up for the show, including all of the industry’s major manufacturers. IGWB and Casino Journal, two GEM publications, would join the list of official publications for G2E 2002.

“By working cooperatively with G2E, we will help create a show that will have an even greater impact on the industry as a whole,” said Bill Newman, president and CEO of GEM Communications. “We look forward to supporting the show and the goals of AGA, and we look forward to continuing to …

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Why Eliot Spitzer Hates Internet Pragmatic Gambling

Eliot Sptizer, New York Attorney GeneralCitibank, one of the largest credit card companies in the U.S., in June joined the growing list of banks blocking online gambling transactions, following an investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s office. The Attorney General (AG) sent out a press release regarding Citibank’s decision, but it didn’t do much to explain why it came about or the problems it will cause.

To understand how things got where they are now, you have to go back a few years. Eliot Spitzer became New York Attorney General on January 1, 1999 and since then the Harvard Law School graduate has worked diligently to enforce the state’s anti-gambling laws. (All forms of gambling except a state lottery and pari-mutuel horse wagering are illegal in New York.) In that time, Spitzer successfully prosecuted online gambling cases against Jay Cohen and World Interactive Gaming Corp.

The New York Supreme Court also ruled in 1999 that New York’s anti-gambling laws could be applied to offshore Internet wagering sites, which meant that Spitzer could do what he saw fit to prevent online wagering, or eliminate any way of facilitating online wagering – such as credit cards – in New York. Which brings us back to Citibank.

Christine Pritchard, spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office, says that the AG launched an investigation into Citibank’s online gaming transaction policy rather than chasing overseas casino companies that might be difficult to prosecute, and “brought to [Citibank’s] attention that not only are there civil implications but that there are criminal implications in New York state for ‘knowingly advancing or profiting from unlawful gambling activity.'” That investigation was directly responsible for an agreement between the parties and Citibank’s decision to block these transactions.

Maria Mendler of Citibank believes the bank had two compelling reasons for …

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Chasing Dreams: Player Goals and Expectations at the World Series of Poker — Poll Results

This is a follow-up column with results of the poll questions that were posted at the Card Player website back in May.

Question 1: If you won a World Series of Poker satellite and collected $10,000 in cash, if given the opportunity — would you rather keep the cash (and not play) or take your chances in the championship event?

  • Keep the money — 64 percent
  • Play in the tournament — 36 percent

 

Comments: These percentages were to be expected. If given the opportunity, more poker players would prefer to keep $10,000 in winnings rather than “invest” the money in a major event. To a certain extent, I expect that these numbers break down according to the economic means of players who responded to the poll. Less affluent players were probably more inclined to want to keep the money, whereas players with larger bankrolls likely prefer to play in the big event.

 

Question 2: If you could determine the outcome in advance, would you be content with a respectable “in the money” finish in the WSOP main event — which pays $15,000 (netting a profit of $5,000)?

 

  • Yes — 74 percent

 

  • No — 26 percent

 

Comments: By nearly a 3-to-1 margin, most poker players would be satisfied with a modest profit — if given the chance. In e-mails I received on this question, some respondents mentioned that accepting an in-the-money finish meant being able to play several hours of tournament poker at the highest level. The experience gained would be invaluable. To net a profit of $5,000 and gain tournament experience was enough of an incentive to accept the option.

 

Question 3: All things being equal, which do you think is more difficult in a typical World Series event — making it “into the …

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George’s QQ Online Premiership Predictions

The “rat race” for second to fourth place in the Premier League continues with Arsenal at home to Liverpool, Southampton away to Everton and Manchester United at home to Aston Villa.

 

We predict a spate of home wins except for Burnley to claim a draw at home to Spurs and Man City to win at Crystal Palace.

 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

 

Arsenal 2 v Liverpool 1

Everton 3 v Southampton 1

Leicester 1 v West Ham 0

Man Utd 3 v Aston Villa 0

Swansea 2 v Hull 1

West Brom 2 v QPR 0

Chelsea 2 v Stoke 0

 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

 

Burnley 1 v Tottenham 1

Sunderland 2 v Newcastle 1

 

Monday, 6 April 2015

 

Crystal Palace 1 v Man City 3

 

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

 

Aston Villa 2 v QPR 1

 

The action gets underway at the Emirates on Saturday as Arsenal face Liverpool in what could be a crucial encounter in the race for Champions League qualification. A busy afternoon then ensues as Man Utd entertain Aston Villa and Southampton travel to Everton, before league leaders Chelsea host Stoke at Stamford Bridge in the late kick-off.

 

Sunday’s games see relegation-threatened Burnley play European hopefuls Tottenham, before Newcastle look to heap more misery on their North East neighbours Sunderland when they go to the Stadium of Light. The fixtures are rounded off on Monday night when Crystal Palace take on reigning champions Man City at Selhurst Park.

 

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English Togel press puts Russia in pole position

 

 

Blatter.England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup looks shakier by the day as its media turns up the heat on football corruption.

 

Today the BBC revealed that the Football Association’s bidding team feel they have suffered a serious setback after the Sunday Times forced Togel FIFA to act on allegations that two Executive Committee members were selling their votes.

 

President Sepp Blatter has already signalled his organisation’s panic against the British media probes, with England’s 2018 bidding team nervously praying FIFA will not take out their anger on them instead. According to the BBC, the FA believe that the recent publicity around FIFA members selling votes (hardly a surprise) has “significantly harmed” England’s hopes of hosting the tournament in eight years’ time, and that further revelations would deal their bid a fatal blow.

 

“One can ask whether such an action is appropriate, trying to set traps for people,” said Blatter.”We are asking ourselves why did it happen and why did it happen specifically by English journalists? We are looking at that.”

 

With FIFA’s Ethics Committee due to discuss the allegations leveled at Nigeria’s Amos Adamu and Tahiti’s Reynald Tamarii in a couple of weeks, the proximity of the World Cup vote on the 2nd of December will ensure the other 22 Executive Committee members stay on their guard against further revelations, with BBC’s Panorama preparing another special edition.

 

While any spring-cleaning of FIFA’s house is welcome to ensure transparency prevails, the losers could well be the FA should the 24 Executive Committee members choose to punish them by association. This would be unfair as the FA were the victims themselves when the Mail on Sunday exposed their chairman Lord Triesman’s extra-curricular dalliance with a secretary, forcing him to resign ignominiously in May …

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Samurai Blue handed Judi Onlain tough draw in South Africa

 

 

Japan coach Takeshi Okada reacted calmly to his nation’s World Cup draw, after the Samurai Blue were drawn in Group E alongside the Netherlands, Denmark and Cameroon.

 

Having claimed that Japan are aiming for a Judi Onlain semi-finals berth in South Africa, the Asian powerhouses must first negotiate a tough group that includes Bert van Marwijk’s highly-fancied Dutch side.

 

The Netherlands beat Japan 3-0 when the two sides met in a friendly in Enschede in September, and Okada’s men will need to find a way of dealing with not one, but two European opponents in South Africa.

 

Denmark will likewise provide a stern test for the Japanese, while Cameroon will be eager to impress on African soil.

 

Despite the tough draw, Okada was optimistic about his side’s chances of progressing.

 

However, former Japan coach Ivica Osim had a warning for his successor, telling reporters in Tokyo on the eve of the draw, “the bigger the expectations, the bigger the disappointment.”

 

Japan’s first match is against Cameroon on June 14 in Bloemfontein, before they take on the Netherlands in Durban on June 19 and end their group stage campaign against Denmark in Rustenburg on June 24.

 

Final day showdown in epic J. League race

 

At approximately 5.20pm on a chilly Saturday afternoon, the 2009 J. League champions will thrust their glittering trophy into wintry Japanese skies.

 

Whether it is two-time defending champions Kashima Antlers left celebrating, or the trophy-hungry Kawasaki Frontale, is the question still to be resolved.

 

Kashima hold the upper hand after Oswaldo de Oliveira’s side obliterated the only other title contender Gamba Osaka last weekend, as the Antlers ran riot in a 5-1 home victory.

 

Kawasaki kept alive their hopes of claiming a first ever …

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Qatar Stars Toto Hk League – Week 24

 

 

Fortune favours the brave. Qatar Stars League defending champions Al Gharafa fought bravely and lady luck smiled indulgently on them. Despite being reduced to 10 men early in the game, they earned a nerve-wracking 3-2 win over Al Rayyan. With just three rounds remaining, the win helped them recapture first place in the Qatar Stars League.

 

Clemerson Soares has been in great form throughout this season. He scored twice, once from a penalty. Al Gharafa’s fortunes will hinge heavily on the goal-scoring abilities of this Brazilian import.

 

Al Khor, who has been playing well for the past few matches, extended their unbeaten run at home to eight games. They played a brilliant game to beat a battling Al Wakra 3-0 in front of vociferous home supporters. The revamped Qatar Toto Hk Stars League, which aims at building fan support for various teams in the country, started playing League matches on a home and away basis this year. And Al Khor, with their huge support base, has been one of the biggest success stories.

 

Qatar Sports Club is a side which never truly realised its full potential. It boasts of numerous Qatar national team players, the most prominent being Sebastian Quintana. He is their most charismatic striker and a ball-controlling wizard. However, even his exploits were not able to save his team from losing two vital points against a steely Umm Salal. They played out a goalless draw in front of disappointed home supporters.

 

Al Sadd are the strongest side in the League after defending champions Al Gharafa and Al Rayyan. They played a terrific game against Al Arabi and completed a 5-1 rout. For Al Arabi, who enjoy a huge fan following, everything they did went wrong. Their players lacked cohesiveness and the strikers …