UFABet

Rapid Roulette approved in Nevada

Stargames Limited (Stargames) announced today that its international distributor for electronic table gaming products, John Huxley (Casino Equipment Limited) London, UK, has received formal approval in writing from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to permit the installation of Stargames Rapid Roulette (TM) incasinos throughout Nevada, USA.

The approval follows a successful field trial of Rapid Roulette (TM)at MGM MIRAGE Inc’s New York – New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

 

John Huxley’s Chairman, Mr Jeffrey Lindsay, said “Rapid Roulette (TM)is the first dealer determined multi-player electronic table game approved anywhere in the USA. The Nevada approval will open up many opportunities for sales of this outstanding product which will increase table gaming revenues and increase profits for casino operators”.

 

The Managing Director of Stargames, Mr John Rouse, said “This is a defining moment in the history of Rapid Roulette (TM) following on from the product’s great success at Crown Casino. We are excited about the Nevada approval and we are now preparing plans to roll out the product in North America, as well as in other international markets”.

 

Pokies turnover hits $4.6bn

 

POKER machine turnover in South Australia has reached nearly three times the national average – up to $4.6 billion a year.

 

South Australians are spending $473 a head a year on gaming machines ($316 more than in 1994-95), compared with $68 (up $14) on lotteries and $70 (down $5) at the casino.

Total gambling turnover in SA has risen 10.65 per cent – to $6 billion – compared with a 3.83 per cent national increase where turnover reached $118 billion.

 

Poker machine turnover rose 12.6 per cent in the 2000-01 financial year compared with only 4.84 per cent nationally.

 

The figures are in the latest annual report of the Tasmanian Gaming Commission, which is regarded as the nation’s most comprehensive gambling report.

 

They reveal that SA gaming machine turnover has risen from $1.4 billion in 1994-95 to $4.6 billion in 2000-01.

 

Over the same period, total UFABet gaming turnover – which includes lotteries and the casino – has risen from $2.1 billion to $5.3 billion. The latest figures from the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner in SA show net gaming revenue – the amount lost on poker machines for the 2001-02 year – was $606 million, of which $394 million went to club and hotel owners and the SA Government received $212 million in gaming taxes. SA poker machine numbers were capped in December, 2000, and extended for a further two years by a vote in Parliament in May last year.

 

No Pokies MLC Nick Xenophon said the Government should now make a commitment to cap poker machine losses, not just numbers, following the release of the gambling statistics.

 

He said a cap on pokies numbers was only a first step in dealing with problems caused by gambling addiction.

 

“The statistics released by the Tasmanian commission do not tell the full story because in the last 12 months there were another 550 electronic locusts released into the community,” he said.

 

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Ligaz11

SALES TO BE STOPPED ON NEW LIGAZ11 GAMBLING PUBLICATION

Just 7 weeks after a new manual, aimed specifically at professional horserace gamblers, was published by GFS International Corp., Las Vegas, NV, it sold out its first two editions. In line with company policy regarding legal betting information, sales vice-president Michael J. Andrews has announced that new sales will be stopped as of March 12, 2001.

 

The Manual, titled “Vegas Pro’s 3 Best-Ever Horseracing Angles”, was researched and written by the Las Vegas professional racehorse gambler who has authored 2 previous Manuals in GFS’s best-selling series “Making Money Enjoyably”.

 

Andrews said, “With materials that involve legal horserace betting, we have an obligation to purchasers to ensure that the sale of too many manuals does not dilute the pari-mutuel odds. Based on current sales we estimate that maximum-sales point will be reached within three weeks, and thus we’re announcing a moratorium on future sales effective March 12/01. Only orders received before then will be filled.”

 

Unlike previous books that were aimed at a general sports audience, this Manual was geared strictly to the professional player who earns most or all of his income from legal horserace gambling.

 

“This book was a departure for us,” said Wendell Holmes, Ligaz11 marketing vice-president. “Most of our Manuals are targeted at somewhat general audiences. But the author in this case convinced us that while the target group was relatively small it was an enthusiastic user of good, usable materials. So we followed his advice. And it certainly paid off. In just 3 weeks the first edition completely sold out and the 2nd edition is taking less than a month to reach our total sales objective.”

 

“Vegas Pro’s Best-Ever Angles”, edition 2001B, is available through March 11/01 from the GFS secure online order site at http://shareit1.element5.com/programs/139132. All major credit cards are accepted. Sales page info is available in 6 languages Toll-free phone orders can go to 1-800-903-4152 (Program #139132). Purchasers receive instant delivery of the Manual via e-mail.

 

Full details on the Manual are available at www.angelfire.com/biz2/bigmoney1/VegasProBest.html.

Price of the Manual is $55. All shipping and handling costs are included in that price.

 

The Las Vegas Pro, who prefers anonymity for betting reasons, has been a professional horseplayer for 29 years. During that time he has consistently turned every $20 bet into an average $24 return, something only 4% of horseplayers manage to do. “And to make sure I bet the correct amounts, something many even pro horseplayers do not do, I use a personal variation of the proven Kelly Criterion scientific probability formula. It’s fairly easy to use, but priceless in its ability to show exactly how much a bettor should wager on each individual selection.”

 

The 3 Angles covered in the new Manual were culled from over 3,000 angles investigated and bet on by the Vegas Pro over his 29 year professional career. “They are the absolute best,” he said. “Each of them has a Return on Investment over 2.0, which simply means money bet is doubled.”

 

According to official thoroughbred industry statistics, 96% of horserace bettors lose money over the long haul. Some bettors win for short streaks but lose consistently over time.

 

GameHouse, Inc. Showcasing Their Products and Services at Internet World Spring 2001 in Los Angeles, March 14-16

 

SEATTLE, WA – March 5, 2001– GameHouse, Inc. announces today that it will be exhibiting at the Internet World 2001 Conference, “All Internet. All Business. All Week!”, being held at the Los Angeles convention center Wednesday March 14th through Friday March 16th. Visit GameHouse on the show floor, booth #6047, to see their latest technologies, products and services, which include:

 

  •    Turn Key Game Sites: Drive traffic and profits into your business with a complete game site powered by GameHouse. Easy to administer and packed with advanced features and tracking tools, a GameHouse Turnkey Game Site is designed from the ground up to ensure long-staying and repeat visitors.
  •    Online Contests: GameHouse contests are designed to be a stand-alone option that can integrate seamlessly into your web architecture, and are fully customizable to fit your company branding or site theme. Online contests can be an excellent, cost effective way to give your site that extra edge needed to improve your sales and raise brand awareness.
  •    Tournament Gaming: GameHouse tournaments combine the stickiness of a contest with back-end technology that allows you to gather valuable information about your visitors.
  •    Individual Game Licensing: All GameHouse games, from casino to sports, are available through flexible and innovative licensing programs you’ll find surprisingly affordable and competitive.
  •    Custom Game Development: The experienced game wizards at GameHouse will build a unique and highly effective game that will propel your brand ahead of the competition.

 

GameHouse is a team of award-winning designers and programmers committed to delivering a rich, interactive marketing experience through the use of highly customized and exciting entertainment-based products and services. Go see what they are all about at http://www.gamehouse.com. Go Play!

 

 

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