Pai gow is an intriguing gambling game that has been popular for years in Asia and recently has gained a following at casinos here in the United States. The

 

game is played with thirty-two tiles with the traditional domino-like engraved dots. (Some casinos even refer to pai gow tiles as “dominos” because they are so similar.)

 

Setting up the game requires the dealer to shuffle the tiles, stacking them into eight stacks of four, and then rolling three dice. The total number rolled determines which player will receive the first stack of tiles, after which all the remaining stacks are handed out to players, vacant player positions on the table, and to the dealer.

 

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Next, the players and the dealer individually produce two hands made up of four tiles each, a so-called high hand and a low high hand. The object of the game is to create two hands that are both higher than the bank’s hand. In pai gow all the players take turns being the bank. That means the player who is acting as the bank will bankroll against all other players at the table, paying out winnings to other players if he loses. On the flip side, the player acting as the bank for that round will take winnings from everyone else if he has the high hand and also wins over other players in the case of a tie (tiles that have the same value and rankings). This game is similar to baccarat in that it gives the player some of the best house odds. In pai gow the player/house odds are nearly even. That being the case, the house charges players a 5 percent commission on all winning bets.

 

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Mangas Captial Gaming (MCG), which is the majority owner of Betclick has announced that they have now acquired Expekt’s sports betting and gaming operations. After a long series of discussions and negotiations it is believed that Expekt.com eventually agreed to sell for between €110m and €125m.

 

Expekt is a Malta based operation that has caught the eye by many in the online gambling industry. They provide sports betting services for over 20 countries across Europe. Their presence has been especially felt in Eastern Europe. They have established themselves as a well known brand that clients can safely place bets at. Many pundits feel that Expekt will form a fitting relationship with Betclick. Betclick is also a Malta based operation but is mainly concentrated on the French market.

 

In 1999 Christian Haupt and Conny Cesar founded what we now know as Expekt. These two also own casino and poker software operation Tain but it is understood that this company was not involved in the deal. It is also believed that their retail stores in Germany and Austria are not part of the deal either.

 

Mangas Captial Gaming will be buying the Expekt sportsbook backend as well as their marketing functions and customer base. It is expected that the current management team at Expekt, including their CEO Per Widerstrom will be retained. It is unclear at the present time as to whether there will be any redundancies among the rest of the staff currently working at Expekt.

 

MCG bought 75% of Betclick.com last May for an undisclosed fee. They are also rumoured to be in talks with Nordicbet in regards to a possible acquisition of their operation. In times of economic uncertainty it seems as though the team at MCG are going from strength to strength. …

 

 

Microgaming Company has updated their flash software according to the Firefox playability. The thing is that ActiveX commands previously used by Microgaming could not be launched in a Firefox browser, which was a bit of inconvenience for online casino players. Since this new technology was introduced to players, it has become possible to use Firefox browser for gambling at online casinos.

 

Being a Firefox user, first of all, you should choose your favorite Microgaming casino and go for instant play. A flash version will be opened in a new window with a notification on the top of the browser. It will ask you to permit the FlashAX Control access.

 

Another thing you should be sure about is the casino quality. Trustable casinos do allow their clients to install software on their computers straight away. But it’s not always that you will download Togel Hongkong software. Sometimes you want to play some game without bothering yourself with extra downloading. Here goes the flash version. What is the FlashAx Control? Actually it’s a plugin that allows a player to play the flash version.

 

After having your plugin installed simply restart your Firefox. And now you’re enjoying something you could only dream about several years ago! There is one negative side: mac computer users will not be able to install the plugin on their Firefox browser, since FlashAx Control was designed for the Windows Firefox only.

 

Online Casino Awards Ceremony is around the corner!

 

CAP (Casino Affiliate Programs) set to host the second annual ceremony of On-line Casino Awards at the end of this month. The ceremony would be held in London, UK in the Brewery. The Brewery is one of the trendiest and iconic places in London right now. It was chosen as Best Venue …

 

 

Neteller, the leading global independent online money transfer business, has cut 250 jobs with regard to its principal operations in Calgary, Canada and the UK.

 

As a result of the group’s voluntary withdrawal from the US market, the Group has substantially completed the necessary reorganisation and restructuring of its operations to reduce its headcount and align related costs with anticipated revenues of its worldwide business.

 

This rationalisation programme has focused on the Group’s Calgary-based Togel Hongkong operations where the principal teams serving the US market were employed. As previously highlighted, transfer volumes and customer enquiries through the Group’s contact centres have decreased substantially since the Group ceased processing transfers for US residents.

 

Staff reductions will total around 220 employees, across all levels, from the Group’s contact centre and security teams, as well as related support functions in marketing, processing and IT/ product support. Approximately half of the reductions were through the Group’s voluntary redundancy programme.

 

In addition, as part of the rationalisation of the Group’s UK facilities, it is expected that around a further 30 redundancies will arise from the relocation of the Group’s Gatwick-based operations to Cambridge where they will share premises with the Group’s NetBanx business. This move is expected to be completed by the end of March 2007.

 

Following these staff reductions, the Group will employ approximately 425 staff across its European, Americas and Asia Pacific operations, down from a peak of over 1,000 during 2006. A further part of the Group’s rationalisation programme will include a review of the Group’s property requirements and may include a sale or partial lease of certain of the Group’s Calgary-located facilities.

 

As stated in our trading update of 18 January 2007, the total cash costs associated with staff restructuring are expected to …

 

 

Anyone who is familiar with online gambling is probably also familiar with Aspinalls, the classy, comprehensive, high-quality online casino. In an industry where the competition is cut-throat, Aspinalls has managed to be a cut above the rest; no easy feat, to say the least. Aspinalls started out as a land-based UK casino and things only got better from there.

 

Well-equipped with the Aspinalls reputation for excellence, the casino made the transition to the Internet bringing with it the high standards that had become its calling card on land.

 

Aspinalls Goes Mobile

Aspinalls casinos have the reputation for reliability, credibility and fairness, critical factors in the success of casinos. Aspinalls has unbeatable customer service and fast and reliable payouts. They also have great bonuses and constantly changing promotional offers. In other words, Aspinalls has it all and now it’s gone and made itself even one level better. Welcome to Aspinalls Mobile Casino.

 

Aspinalls Mobile Casino has everything you’ve come to the expect from the famous Aspinalls name – top-of-the-line software, the most exciting games, huge progressive jackpot, safety and security, bonuses, promotion, customer service, etc. And, of course, Aspinalls Mobile Casino can give you something that its land-based and online casinos simply cannot – the ability to play on your mobile phone and be entertained anywhere you and your phone can go, which means absolutely everywhere!

 

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Mobile casinos are infiltrating the gaming industry at an unprecedented pace. So if you’re going to jump on the mobile bandwagon, why not do it with the help of a name you know you can trust. Why take chances? Aspinalls comes with an untarnished history and more experience than ten other casinos put together. Aspinalls knows that your cell phone gives …