Sportingbet Raises Funds For Charities

Expected to appear before the Assembly this coming Thursday the New Jersey egaming bill is on track again, after not appearing on the legislative schedule during the lame duck session in 2010. Senator Raymond Lesniak’s bill endeavours to legalize internet gambling in New Jersey, in the meantime it has received the go-ahead from the New Jersey Senate and the Assembly now has the final say.

Ask Jeeves has joined forces with GTech G2 and introduced an internet bingo site and named it The reason for the introduction of this new internet bingo site is the high number of bingo-related queries it has received. Senior product manager, Rob Sheppard at Ask Jeeves said:” We aim to develop Ask Bingo into one of the very best bingo sites on the internet today and we also have a very aggressive expansion plan for 2011.”

Two of the world’s top poker players Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke have left Ultimate Bet. Hellmuth has won 11 World Series of Poker bracelets and is the current record holder for this event. Duke said she’d like to pursue other more lucrative business ventures on a whole-time basis.” The poker room which constitutes part of the North American-licensed Cereus network hopes to sign up a new poker duo this week.

Ten prominent members within the internet casino industry of which Nigel Payne is one,Payne is Sportingbet’s non-executive director and Andrew Black, Betfair’s founder including six other team members will climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the 2nd of February. They aim to raise £50,000 that will be split between three charities such as: The Injured Jockey’s Fund, Breast Cancer Care and the Israel Sport Centre for the Disabled (ISCD). Africa’s highest mountain has already been scaled by Payne; the group has raised £32,000 to date.

“Sportingbet has sponsored this venture and cash raised will end up in the coffers of the three charities”, he said. The 16 members will follow the Lemosho route, the sternest route to the summit; they also stand a chance of getting altitude sickness. Payne said most climbers drink diamox to combat altitude sickness, however the group has decided for a “chemical free” ascent. Various prominent internet casinos such as Bet365, William Hill, Betfair and PartyGaming have made cash donations toward the three charities.

Lee Jones who is Cake Poker cardroom manager has decided to move on and resigned from the Curacao-based company, he said that this internet casino has made some strategic decisions that became a moral issue.” Jones informed his superiors about his resignation on the 28th of December on the Two Plus Two poker forums; tournament director Serge Ravitch also announced his resignation here. Jones was the cardroom manager for Pokerstars from 2003-2007, he was employed by Cake Poker for nearly two years.

Casino del Rio has been purchased by from associate affiliate programme provider The brand will amalgamate with in’s brand of online casinos.

The new sponsor for the Queen Mother Champion Chase is Sportingbet which forms part of the infamous Cheltenham Festival. The internet bookmaker just signed a five-year agreement to support the event and will donate £2m in prize money for the Grade 1 race up and till 2015.



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