Monday, November 30, 2009

Sydney Roosters considering changing their name to Bondi Roosters

The Sydney Roosters are considering a name change.

The news comes after an extremely challengingly season for the roosters. Players, management and supporter are looking for ideas and solutions.

"I think if we do anything it would be to call ourselves the Bondi Roosters," Nick Politis said.

"Bondi Roosters is a strong marketing name. Bondi is well known around the world.

"John Singleton (advertising guru) once said to me we've got to be called the Bondi Roosters."

Last week Hulk Hogan's Hulkamania added some bite to the Roosters with the birth of Rooster-Mania, and The Roosters are looking to add even more muscle to their campaign to help launch a comeback that would do Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) proud.

News Limited has been interviewing a number of Roosters players, management and fans.

Former Roosters greats Bryan Fletcher and Royce Ayliffe last night backed the name change.

"The more I think about it, the more I like it," Fletcher said. "I grew up in Bondi so I would love it.

"The postcode at Bondi is 2026. They are selling shirts down the beach with that postcode on it.

"Tourists love those Bondi shirts so you could sell Bondi Roosters shirts to the tourists."

Ayliffe, 1980 Grand Final captain liked the proposed name change.

"Bondi is known around the world. It is a terrific idea. There are a few teams known as the Roosters.

But the Bondi Roosters ... you know exactly who they are."

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin at Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia - results - 28th November 2009

Estimated crowd size: 8000 people - 75% capacity

Pimp Fatha defeated Sean Morley

Nasty Boys Double VS Rock of Love - Count-out

Heidenreich defeated Nick Dinsmore (Eugen)

Black Pearl & Vampire Warrior defeated Brian Christopher & and Junior Fatu (Rikishi)

Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) defeated Rock of Love

Bikini competition - Koa Marie Turner defeated Stephanie Pietz and Kiara Dillon

Spartan 3000 (Matt Cross) defeated Shannon Moore

Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake defeated Orlando Jordan

Uso (Umaga) defeated Ken Anderson (Mr. Kennedy)

Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair - No DQ match

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin at Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia tonight - 28th November 2009

Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin featuring Hulk Hogan VS Ric Flair tonight at Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia.

This is almost certainly the last time Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair will wrestle in Australia.

The Hogan VS Flair feud is one of the most memorable in pro wrestling history, and both men are regarded as true living legends. Hogan and Flair have shaped the pro wrestling industry for over 3 decades.

Both long time and new professional wrestling fans can expect to see an exciting and impressive line up of matches. The wrestling card offers the best in both new and more established pro wrestling talent and also showcases world class production.

Tickets available at Ticketek.com.

Media Man will be reporting on the card as results come to hand.

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Casino News Media - Media Man - Global Gaming Directory - News Update - 28th November 2009

PartyCasino.com remains world's largest and most popular online casino

PartyGaming's PartyPoker and b2b enters Italy, moves forward in France and Australian campaigning

Virgin Casino to get Marvel themed slot games

Cleopatra - still world's most popular online casino games, Cleopatra themed websites emerge

Monopoly online slot game receives massive push by PartyCasino and Virgin Games, classic slots combined with staged new releases push forward online casino portfolio growth

Dungeons & Dragons: Virgin Games releases IGT's Crystal Caverns

Tomb Raider online slot making ground on Cleopatra, Game makers planning more Egyptian themed slots

PartyPoker.com Crown Casino Aussie Millions hugely successful

NextGen Gaming new releases hit PartyCasino and Virgin Casino

United States - delays in online gaming law

Domain names - ICANN Introduces Non-Latin-Based Domain Names; Search engine sector evolves

Poker - online poker becoming one

Australia - Betfair and Racing NSW battle in Australia's Federal Court

Events - EGR Live will be held in London on 30th November and 1st December

Events - Australian igaming conference rumoured for Feb or March 2010

PKR 3D themed online poker rooms continue to evolve

PartyGaming CEO Jim Ryan explains Hollywood themed slot game popularity and international plans

Star City Casino hosts Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin press conference, resulting in world wide news for Hulk Hogan - Ric Flair attack angle

Burswood Casino aka Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth, WA, stages Hulkamania

Ric Flair Woooooo! NC Carolina Lottery campaign set to enter other U.S states

Hulk Hogan open to more gaming and igaming proposals, following Hulkamania Experience slot and mobile gaming deals

Noble Casino gets Iron-Man, Gladiator and The Incredible Hulk slot games

Marvel Entertainment online does online promo with WWE; May lead to Marvel - WWE online games

Andre The Giant online slot game - punters and industry loosing patience with developer

UFC remains keen online land based casino venues and connections, despite mixed casino fortunes

Social networking sites embrace gambling and gaming

Sports betting - European football match fixing allegations rock industry, punters play on

Betfair committed to Asia Pacific region, likely to ramp up in Tasmania

Captain Cooks Casino remains a favorite with Asia Pacific, Australian punters

Multi currency online casino options one of the most popular features ever

Global gaming - internet, marketing, media and legal strategy embraced by industry

Las Vegas - not going to fully recover from economic recession for decades; Should have embraced and incorporated online gaming operations say experts

Google Analytics - Germany federal and regional government officials attempt ban

Google tipped to include loading speed in ranking

Monopoly City Streets performs well for Google and Hasbro

Portals - website portal networks maintain lead and stability over stand alone websites

Media Man Australia transforms to Media Man and Media Man International, buys more domains and hosts more website portals offshore, following political meeting

Casino legal - Bet with your head, not over it, and keep it fun

Online Casino Reviews - players prefer strong brands: PartyCasino, Virgin Games, Captain Cooks, PKR

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Friday, November 27, 2009

CASH GAME, STT AND MTT PROMOTIONS MAKE UP THE FULL HOUSE THIS DECEMBER

CATERING FOR ALL TASTES! CASH GAME, STT AND MTT PROMOTIONS MAKE UP THE FULL HOUSE THIS DECEMBER

Gibraltar – 26th November 2009 – There is over $1 million on offer this December at PartyPoker.com with a three-in-one promotion that has something for everybody!

A PartyPoker.com spokesman said: “There’s a full house of promotions running on PartyPoker.com throughout December that will be attractive to all kinds of players. For bronze, silver and gold players there is a $50,000 cash game race, while for the sit and go specialist there is up to $160,000 to win through the jackpot hunter – win five single table tournaments in a row and prepare for a great payout! Making up the Full House promotion is the chance to win $1 million through multi-table tournament jackpots with a buy-in of just 20 PartyPoints.”

The Full House Cash Game Race runs from 3rd - 23rd December. Only players who are bronze, silver or gold level loyalty members are eligible to participate. PartyPoints earned on cash games will be tracked on a leaderboard that is updated every hour. The top 500 finishers at the end of the promotional period will receive anywhere from $10 to $3,000. The race winner gets the top prize of $3,000, and the top seven finishers will all receive at least $1,000. The top 200 finishers will receive at least $100.

For more information see: PartyPoker.com

The Full House Jackpot Hunter is for sit and go specialists and up to $160,000 is up for grabs. If a customer wins five single table tournaments in a row they will win a jackpot worth $10,000 to $50,000 depending on the buy-in level. There is one $50,000 gold jackpot available for single table tournaments with a buy in of $55+, three silver jackpots worth $20,000 each for tournaments with buy-ins of $12 to $54 and five bronze level jackpots worth $10,000 each for tournaments with buy-ins between $3 and $11. This promotion runs from the 1st - 31st December.

For more information see: PartyPoker.com

The Full House $1 million Multi-Table Tournament Jackpots run from 1st – 31st December. PartyPoker.com will host daily tournaments with a $5,000 prize pool and players can buy-in for just 20 PartyPoints! The top 200 players in each of these daily events win entry into the Grand Final which will feature a prize pool of $250,000. If players are unable to qualify for the Grand Final via one of the daily tournaments, they can buy their way in for 1,000 PartyPoints. The Grand Final takes place on 3rd January. There are also rewards for players who perform well in the daily tournaments. If a customer is able to win two different daily tournaments, they will be rewarded with a bonus prize of $100,000. Should someone be fortunate enough to win three different daily events, they will earn a mega $1 million!

For more information see: PartyPoker.com

** PartyPoker.com is offering the chance to win one of 25 luxury Aussie Millions main event packages. These fantastic dream trips will be up for grabs in two amazing $600+40 satellites on Sunday 13th December. One will be timed to suit Australia and New Zealand-based players with FIVE packages guaranteed worth $12,000, while the other is scheduled to give players from the rest of the world the chance to win one of 20 guaranteed packages worth $15,000.**

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Crown Casino Aussie Millions Poker Championship - Win a seat with PartyPoker

PartyPoker.com Crown Casino Aussie Millions qualifiers.

Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, is set for the biggest and best Aussie Millions this January 2010.

More information via PartyPoker.com Aussie Million promotion pages here and here.

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Hulk Hogan interview - 91.3 SportFM - Perth, Australia

Media Man advises this is one of the most interesting radio interviews, or interviews of any nature, that Hulk Hogan has ever done. Part work, part shoot, and what to expect in Australia and what's on the cards once he returns to the U.S where he has signed a business deal with TNA.

Part of the interview quoting Hulk Hogan:

"In TNA, I'm going to listen to those fans and give them what they want. I'm not going to keep shoving a bunch of terrible, horrible, stale programming down their throats," Hogan said, referring to WWE's writing. "(In TNA), I'm going to take the writers and tell them, 'go get another job. Sit in the back. If I need you to write a jingle for a commercial, maybe we'll use you for that."

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PartyCasino, Virgin Casino and Captain Cooks Casino compete for Online Casino of the Month title - November 2009

PartyCasino, Virgin Casino and Captain Cooks Casino compete for Online Casino of the Month title

Three of the world's most popular online casinos have made the Casino News Media shortlist for the prestigious Online Casino of the Month title.

The Casino News Media monthly award is based upon a number of factors which include game play, game range, customer service, ethics, affiliate offerings and all round customer experience.

Casino News Media does have a business relationship with all three casino brands, as they do with dozens of brands in the casino and online casino sector.

Casino News Media is part of the Media Man group which includes Global Gaming Directory.

The Casino News Media award winner for November 2009 will be announced in earlier December.

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*Virgin Casino does not accept U.S or Australian players

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hulkamania Tour - Australia - 21st November 2009

Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin wrestling event starts at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, tonight

Eric Bischoff has secured a TV deal in Australia to broadcast the Saturday, November 28 show from Sydney on the One HD channel this December, reports Pro Wrestling Torch

Media Man tips off Rowdy Roddy Piper on Hulkamania happenings, after one on ones with Hogan, Flair and press conference happenings

Australian newspapers, media and public still buzzing, despite Hogan advising press conference happenings were part of the show

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Hogan VS Flair Star City Casino press conference highlights available on Media Man YouTube

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Casino News Media - Media Man - Global Gaming News update - 20th November 2009

PartyCasino.com Wins Mediaman Online Casino Award

Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin Star City Casino press conference gets out of control; Ric Flair attacks Hulk Hogan

Classic slot games still most popular with punters

Cleopatra maintains popularity on internet; Tomb Raider, Ramesses Riches and Mega Moolah Isis give run for money

Star City Casino gets Hulkamania thanks to Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, James Packer's Crown Casino and Burswood to follow suite

PartyGaming's PartyCasino brand plans more Hollywood blockbuster and branded themes

Aussie Millions promo one of PartyPoker's most popular poker promotions ever

Multi currency option a bit hit with punters

Casino legal - online casinos and traditional casinos remind punters to bet with head, not over it

Tasmania poised to become major international gaming, igaming and betting hub

Richard Branson looking to buy into UK Lottery; would spread funds to charity

PartyGaming in line for more industry awards

Poker and online poker industry becoming one

Crown Casino Aussie Millions 2010 said to be biggest and best yet

Media Man launches more website portals, buys up more domain names

Playtech powered casinos, Casino Las Vegas, Noble Casino and Casino Swiss get Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and The Gladiator online slot games

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Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin - Media Man sells Hogan VS Flair Star City Casino brawl to Channel Seven

Wrestling legends have interest in being involved in gaming and igaming, following Hogan and Flair's lead

William Hill looking to ramp up in Asia Pacific, Europe

Virgin Games said to release Marvel Entertainment themed online slot games this December

Google looks to expand on gaming projects following Monopoly City Streets

CryptoLogic financials down in Q3 report; expecting Cleo-Queen of Egypt, Cubis, Hulk Ultimate Revenge, Millionaires Club III; Spider-Man Revelations and Street Fighter IV to pick up business; comp to heat up between PartyGaming's PartyCasino and Virgin Games' Virgin Casino

Live Dealer function embraced by table games players

Tabcorp Holdings on the radar of Crown's James Packer

Betfair Australia does deal with DGM Affiliates

Media Man website network flagship site remains in Hitwise Australia top ten

Mobile gaming continues climb in popularity

The Price Is Right for European region players at Richard Branson's Virgin Casino

Marvel Entertainment themed slot games to hit Virgin Casino in December

Politics: U.S. President Barack Obama tells Chinese government to amends it web censorship policy

Media companies continue to ramp up gaming and igaming deals: News Limited, Fairfax, Sky

Casino News Media.com puts profits from igaming into worthy causes

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hulk Hogan pro wrestling legend gets Roostermania - 18th November 2009

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18

Wrestler Hulk Hogan is presented with a Roostermania Member banner by Braith Anasta of the Roosters during a media opportunity with Sydney Roosters players at Roosters Headquarters on November 18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

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Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin Star City Casino press conference gets out of control; Ric Flair attacks Hulk Hogan

Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin Star City Casino press conference gets out of control; Ric Flair attacks Hulk Hogan, by Greg Tingle - 18th November 2009

The press conference started friendly enough as most professional wrestling press conferences do.

Fans nor news media did not expect for things to get out of hand at Star City Casino, when Flair and Hogan got into a verbal fight that ended in physical violence and a bloodbath reminiscent of Mario Milano, Ron Miller, Mark Lewin, Abdullah The Butcher and The People's Army.

Numerous news media including Media Man captured the brawl with stills and video, and most Australian network news broadcasts will be running with the story tonight.

Even a professional photographer's camera flash was broken in the mayhem.

Hogan's head was a bloody crimson mess after Flair's punch and whipping with with his belt. Hogan landed hard on the floor and fellow wrestlers helped him to his feet after approximately 10 minutes of recovering. Many of the wrestlers present looked very concerned and helped Hogan get backstage for medical assistance.

Mr Flair and Mr Hogan have been engaged in a long running and heated feud, however this public exchange is understood to be the most violent to date.

Some wrestling insiders were overheard to have said; "Red turns to green" (blood turns to money), however numerous fans and media also noted that the attack was overdone and had "gone to far" and that "Flair shooted" on Hogan.

Hulk Hogan is still extremely excited to be touring and wrestling in Australia for the first time.

He advised the audience that other promoters in the past had billed him to tour Australia without his knowledge only to tell the fans that he could not make it.

Hogan is best known for his legdrop and "Hulkamanic's" while Flair's trademark's include Flair judo chops, figure four leglock, Flair flip and "Wooooo" taunt, something that Hogan is never likely to forget.

Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin officially starts at Sydney’s Acer Arena on the 28th of November.

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The Hulk, Hulk Hogan injured in bloody Sydney brawl with Ric Flair and media - News Limited - 18th November 2009

WRESTLER Hulk Hogan has been badly injured after a violent bloody brawl broke out at The Hulkamania promotional press conference at Star City today.

The press conference veered violently out of control today as Hulk Hogan and ring rival Ric Flair let their animosity break into a full scale bloody brawl.

Sydney Central’s photographer Phil Rogers has his flash broken when Ric Flair threw a table off the stage and into the press gathering before diving on photographers. See the photo of the Hulk.

Media were stunned as the Hulk’s head began bleeding profusely and confusion broke out when the veteran wrestling star was unable to get to his feet.

This reporter narrowly missed being struck with the table and photographers ducked and weaved as Ric Flair took off his trouser belt and began to whip anyone within range.

The press conference began well with the stars of the tour speaking professionally about their careers and the business.

Hulk Hogan was excited to be touring Australia for the first time.

He said promoters in the past had billed him to tour Australia without his knowledge only to tell the fans that he could not make it.

The Hulkamania tour hits Sydney’s Acer Arena on November 28. (Credit: News.com.au)

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The press conference started in a professional and friendly fashion. As the conference progressed Mr Hogan and Mr Flair started exchanging words and temperatures rose to an extent that Flair finally physically attacked Hogan, with Hogan and his table falling off the stage. A media frenzy followed with many fans shocked and starting chanting Hogan's name, and he was assisted to the back for medical attention. Both media and fans speculated with each other as to how much of the press conference may have been scripted, and how much really got out of hand. In any event, it was an entertaining and wild affair, and only adds to the Hulk Hogan VS Ric Flair series of matches in Australia being a "don't miss" attraction. Wooooo!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair touch down at Sydney International Airport, by Greg Tingle - 17th November 2009

Professional wrestling living legends, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, touched down at Sydney Airport this morning at 6am.

Media Man, Icon Images and some other passionate fans and news media were there to welcome The Hulkster and The Nature Boy.

Also present were Eric Bischoff, Michael Condon (Condon Sports and Entertainment), some security and an attractive female that may have been Ric's new wife (unconfirmed).

Spin Communications had provided Media Man and a host of other news media with the airport arrival tip off the day prior.

The upcoming Hogan VS Flair matches in Australia as part of Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin tour will be the first and last time they meet in the ring on Australian soil.

Hogan is regarded as the most widely recognised professional wrestler of all time and put the wrestling business on the entertainment and Hollywood map in the mid 80's with the Rock N Wrestling connection involving Cindy Lauper and Mr T.

Fueled along by the WWF machine, Hogan took the business to new levels with feuds involving Rowdy Roddy Piper and the late, great, Andre The Giant.

Hogan's trademarks include "Watcha going to do when Hulkamania runs wild on you", the big boot to the face, the Hogan legdrop, and lariat (clothesline). Hogan is a MoVember supporter and has just released his updated autobiography "My Life Outside The Ring".

Flair is a favorite of serious wrestling fans around the globe and is regarded as one of the top five wrestlers of all time. Flair's most famous and celebrated wrestling feuds have been with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, and of course, Hulk Hogan. Flair's trademark moves include the Flair judo chop, figure four leglock and the Flair flip over the top rope, which actually helps make the opponent look good, and is spectacular to watch. Flair is also known for his "Woooo" taunts, which he delivered in style at Sydney airport earlier today.

Both gentlemen are highly respected by fans, media and their peers. They are known for their genuine passion and respect of the industry and its fans.

The Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin tour headlined by Hogan VS Flair promises to be a wrestling fans dream come true and a once in a lifetime opportunity for Australian wrestling fans to see the icons go at it down under.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Casino, Poker, Bingo, Table Games, Hollywood Slot Games, Casino Classics: PartyGaming Does It All, by Greg Tingle

PartyCasino, PartyPoker, Club World Poker Tour - London Stock Exchange powerhouse - meet the Ace of the igaming world

The world's leading igaming company, PartyGaming is on a roll as of late.

Having come to terms with the United States Department of Justice earlier this year, PartyGaming have become quite the darling of the igaming, gaming and news media world.

PartyGaming has been on a purchasing and acquisitions mission recently picking up Cashcade and World Poker Tour, and is poised to come to more major business deals in the Asia Pacific and South American regions. It's global strategy also sees Party eyeing off India and France, whose government's appear open, even positive, to see a deal inked. PartyGaming has also been able to talk shop with Australia's Crown Casino resulting in sending online poker players in the direction of Crown's Aussie Millions Poker Tournament via its celebrated PartyPoker.com brand.

As PartyGaming CEO, Jim Ryan, has pointed out a number of times this financial year, PartyCasino is a key driver in the business and the Hollywood themed online slot games have been a huge success, as has their "Live Dealer" product, enabled by Evolution Gaming. While PartyCasino secured the rights to WagerWorks classic titles last year, Cleopatra, Monopoly and Cluedo, Party was able to build the portfolio with its own in-house team.

Online poker remains the company's bread and butter, despite PartyPoker.com not currently accepting U.S customers. However, Party's purchase and running of Club WPT means that United States citizens can now enjoy a PartyGaming product without any question of legals. The World Poker Tour brand will also almost certainly enable PartyGaming to facilitate some major news media and television deals, which will further grow the company's bottom line and brand.

Casino fans... now the information you've been waiting for... more world class online slot games are on the cards for PartyCasino, following the recent releases, Tarzan, Sinatra, High Noon, Resident Evil and The Naked Gun. Names being speculated include Andre The Giant, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, The Expendables, The Sopranos, Sonic, Underbelly, Hilton, UFC, TNA and Marvel. Again, those brands are speculation, but some of these have made print, and as they say, where there's smoke, there's fire! PartyGaming already offers four Marvel themed online slot games and the Marvel Hero Jackpot, and modern classic, The Godfather, remains one of the most popular slots networked into the world famous Gold Mega Jackpot, currently exceeding $4 million dollars! If you got excited by Cleo, Rambo and Tarzan, just wait till you see what lurks around the corner. Australia's NextGen Gaming has been teasing some journalists and insiders on some massive brands going live on PartyCasino, and that's no spin. The online casino brand also offers 24/7/365 support and comes in a wide range of multi currency and multi language options. Not convinced yet? Players and potential players can also play for free or play for money, so you know your in safe hands.

PartyGaming is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has been operating for over a decade, which is like a lifetime in the gaming world. PartyGaming has also made this year's eGaming Review and Casino News Media shortlist for a number of awards and commendations.

While some of PartyGaming's competitors are putting out some impressive products from time to time, those in the know state that there is only one PartyGaming and that their track record of stability, service, security, innovation and fun speaks for itself.

*the writer has a b2b agreement in place with a number of PartyGaming brands, as they do with dozens of brands in the gaming and igaming sector, the details of which are commercially sensitive in nature. The writer is the founder and director of Media Man, Media Man International and Global Gaming Directory.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Wrestling gaming connection

Celebrate the iconic wrestlers, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, with their gaming and gaming offerings.

The campaign is on the way that will see wrestling living legends Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair wrestle in Australia this November.

Wrestling fans and gaming fans may be interested in this bit of history:

Hulk Hogan was once a bank teller and played guitar in a rock band. Once discovered he was trained in Japan by Hiro Matsuda, who broke his leg just to test his will. Hulk recovered from the injury, returned to training, and later found fame and fortune in the WWE (then World Wrestling Federation)

Starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky III as Thunderlips

Hulk Hogan's first WWE match was against Ted DiBiase where Hogan was billed "The Incredible Hulk Hogan". WWE and later Terry "The Hulk" Bollea came to terms with Marvel Comics (Marvel Entertainment) and purchased the rights to use the name "Hulk".

Hogan defeated the late Andre The Giant in front of 93,173 people at WrestleMania III

Ric Flair was born Richard Morgan Fliehr on February 25, 1949

Flair is a recognized 16-time World Heavyweight Champion

*other pro wrestlers with a gaming connection include Kevin "Big Sexy" Nash, once going under the stage name of Vinnie Vegas" and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, who legend has it has frequented a well known land based casino in New Zealand. NextGen Gaming is rumoured to have developed an Andre The Giant themed online slot game.

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HULKAMANIA - Let the Battle Begin - Press Conference - Star City Casino, Sydney 11am, 18th November

“HULKAMANIA – LET THE BATTLE BEGIN”

PRESS CONFERENCE AT STAR CITY
11AM, 18 NOVEMBER

Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, The Nasty Boys, Jimmy Hart and many more wrestlers to launch Hulkamania Oz Tour

Some of the biggest names in professional wrestling - Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, The Nasty Boys, and Jimmy Hart - will be kicking off the start of the first ever “HULKAMANIA - Let the Battle Begin” Australian tour with a press conference at the Sports Theatre, Star City, on Wednesday 18th of November at 11am. The first 200 wrestling fans to arrive at Star City will be invited into the press conference (first 50 fans will also receive a free Hulk t-shirt) to see the wrestlers in action as they gear up for their Australian tour starting in Melbourne on Saturday 21st November.

Following Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair’s well documented feud, Ric Flair is coming out of retirement to wrestle Hulk Hogan in Australia for one last time. Expect to see tempers flare as the two meet face to face for the first time down under.

HULKAMANIA – LET THE BATTLE BEGIN will be held at arenas in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney from the 21st – 28th November 2009. This will be the only chance to see Hulk Hogan live in Australia.

For over two decades Hulk Hogan has been synonymous with sports entertainment and professional wrestling. Having set live attendance records all over the world including a live gate of more that 96,000 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome, Hulk Hogan has set his sights on Australia as his next frontier.

HULKAMANIA will feature some of the world’s top wrestling stars including Hulk’s nemesis Ric Flair, Brutus the ‘Barber’ Beefcake, The Nasty Boys, Jimmy Hart, The Count of California, Vampire Warrior, Lacey Von Eric and many more iconic wrestlers. This two and a half hour production includes 10 bouts and is set to be the ultimate wrestling spectacular. The arenas will feature giant screens allowing audiences to view each match in full detail as well as to see the wrestlers back stage in between matches. Billed as a night of family entertainment, each show will also include audience participation, a huge pyrotechnics display and much more.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wrestling News Media - 12th November 2009

Hulkamania Let The Battle Begin major press announcement expected today, Spin Communications tie in

Hulkamania official YouTube account updated with Hogan - Flair video promo

WWE Raw to be hosted by Rowdy Roddy Piper at Madison Square Garden next Monday

WWE's Edge collaborates with Irwin family at Australia Zoo

Shane McMahon's business plans remain unknown, following his WWE departure

WWE Hulk Hogan DVD set "Unreleased Collectors Series' set to release

Media Man leak and tip offs to Wrestling Observer Newsletter re Australia, stay tuned for developments

TNA - mixed reports on Hogan sign up factor for buzz, ratings, media clout, game deals et al

Stone Cold Steve Austin rapt to be in Stallone's "The Expendables", Austin's "Damage" flick gets very mixed report

CM Punt rise to the top continues

Linda McMahon political campaign looses some steam, but critics can't halt despite dirty tactics

WWE programing remains mega popular on Australian pay TV

WWE exploring own TV network, JR's blog comments

WWE Hall of Fame names being tossed around: Ted DiBiase, Randy Savage, Honky Tonk Man, Jake "The Snake" Roberts

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Casino News Media - Global Gaming Directory - Media Man News Update - 9th November 2009

PartyCasino.com remains mega popular in Asia Pacific, Australia

Australian Gambling - Productivity Commission recommends further regulation of industry following 12 month report

Crown Casino - Tiger Woods to stay in same luxury villas recently occupied by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Aussie Millions - Crown Casino showcase poker event qualifier's available at PartyPoker.com; PartyPoker's Stewart Scott to defend his Aussie Millions championship in January 2010

Captain Cooks Casino - Tomb Raider Tomb Raider: Secret Of The Sword and Mega Moolah Isis remain super popular, giving Cleopatra a run for her money

European gaming - Asia Pacific punters prefer strong European brands: PartyCasino, Virgin, Captain Cooks, PKR and William Hill

PartyGaming's Noble Poker joined by Noble Casino offering

World Poker Tour deal with PartyGaming's Peerless Media, despite outside bid

Gold Mega Jackpot now over 4.6 million dollars

Mike Sexton inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

PartyPoker Gladiator Promotion in November

GlobalGamingDirectory.com launches sister site, GlobalGamingDirectory.net

Media Man global push, launches Media Man International website portal

Cleopatra enjoys promotion with Cleopatra Slot News.com and Cleopatra2.com, Cleo goes mobile

Marvel Entertainment themed games Thor and Iron-Man get boost thanks to upcoming movie releases

Playtech - Sega new themed slot game details within weeks

Playtech release new version of poker client on iPoker Network and Poker.it

Virgin Games new slot game offerings huge hit with punters, unsettles competitors

Richard Branson may purchase Camelot Lottery

Titan Casino and Titan Poker remain strong brands in European sector

World Series of Poker - Darvin Moon and Joe Cada move to next round

PKR Poker launch revamped tourney schedule

Harrah's Entertainment advised not to protect 888 too much, at the expense of fairness to industry

Burswood Casino aka Burswood Entertainment Centre second to Crown Casino in profitability in Australian land based sector

James Packer Crown Casino tourism attraction statements are correct, says mainstream media

Doyle Brunson autobiography comes out this Wednesday in US, Amazon.com orders possible

Bodog talks up cafes and the tote

iGaming Awards Nominations Announced

Online casinos continue in popularity in most countries, cutting into land based casino patronage

Tasmania government moving forward on plans to make Tassie gambling industry mecca

France making progress towards full gaming regulation; enjoying industry support

Poker is a game of skill; more judges rule poker is skillful in numerous court cases globally

UFC gives boost to sports betting brands, PartyBets.com and BetsUS.com

Las Vegas should see igaming and online casino sector as an opportunity and capitalize, not see as threat

Super Heroes Casino.com prepares for DC Super Heroes VS Marvel Super Heroes epic battle

Centrebet mobile betting offerings popular with Aussies

Live Dealer function found at PartyCasino setting industry trends

Media companies examine ways to embrace gaming, igaming and betting; will boost revenues and customer base says Media Man

Media Man network exceeds 3.5 million hits per month for October 2009, more sites and portals planned as international expansion continues

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

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Cash Machine Opens At PartyCasino - Industry Leading Gold Mega Jackpot Still Waiting To Be Won!

The Cash Machine Opens At PartyCasino.com - Points Mean Dollars!

Industry Leading Gold Mega Jackpot Still Waiting To Be Won!

Gibraltar – 6th November 2009 – The ATM will soon open at PartyCasino.com as the ‘Cash Machine’ promotion runs from 00.00ET on 9th November to 23.59ET on the 6th December. This promo is programmed to pay out unlimited cash to customers!

To get unlimited cash, a player has to earn 10 or more PartyPoints on at least 10 days during the promotional period. At the end of the promotion PartyCasino.com will look at the PartyPoints collected on a player’s 10 highest days and give them $1 for every point earned on the lowest of those days.

Example: If a player earns the following points on their 10 highest points days:

Three days at 100 points per day
Five days at 175 points per day
Two days at 150 points per day

The player’s lowest points total in this period is 100, which means $100 will be deposited into their PartyAccount at the end of the promotion. This is an OPT-IN promotion and a customer can opt-in at any point during the period, PartyCasino.com will use all the points earned since 9th November to calculate the prize at the end of the promotional period. There are 28 qualifying days, and the cash machine prize is only limited by the number of points a player earns. If a player’s lowest day’s points total is 1,000 points, PartyCasino.com will give you $1,000. What is won is up to the player – there are no limits at this ATM!

For more information see: PartyCasino.com

A PartyCasino.com spokesman said: "The ATM will open for business on the 9th November and ready to payout! What is great about this exciting promotion is that every new day gives players the chance to top their current lowest total and increase the cash prize.”

“The Gold Mega Jackpot at PartyCasino.com is currently approaching a staggering $4.6 million, the biggest jackpot in the industry by quite some way! Gold Mega Jackpot games are: The Godfather, Mega Fortune Wheel, Super Joker, Super Mystic, Super Fortune Wheel and Super Star!”

PartyCasino.com now offers over 130 games, including 93 slots, and pays out easily over $10 million EVERY DAY to players. The world’s largest online casino continues to expand rapidly.

Recent popular additions include Resident Evil, The Naked Gun, High Noon and Bejeweled. Other new additions such as Tarzan and Multi-Hand BlackJack Pro were developed in house by PartyGaming’s specialist unit ‘The Games Studio.’

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Phil Ivey Set To Start November Nine As Favourite?

Gibraltar – 4th November 2009 – Bookmaker PartyBets.com has had to cut the odds on Phil Ivey taking down the WSOP Main Event from 5/1 into 7/2 making him the new OUTRIGHT FAVOURITE to win. This is despite the fact that Ivey is seventh in chips and Darvin Moon has a monster stack that many believe should be big enough to roll his opponents over quite easily. Moon has drifted in the betting from 3/1 favourite out to 4/1.

Ahead of his induction into the Poker Hall of Fame on Saturday, PartyPoker.com Ambassador Mike Sexton said: “Phil Ivey is the most well known pro to the public and this has to be a sentimental bet for action on the tournament. It is hard to imagine, more astonishing, that a player can be favourite with just 5% of the chips in play. I regard Ivey as the best player in the world and it would be nice to see him win but as everyone knows chips are power.”

A PartyBets.com spokesman said: “Has the world gone mad? Ivey is a short stack and Moon is a massive chip leader with 30% of the chips in play. It just doesn’t make sense but the punters just keep coming for Ivey and we have had no choice but to make him favourite because of our large six figure liabilities and the consistent interest.”

“There will be a lot of punters out there sweating Ivey and a lot of bookies praying that he doesn’t get the early double-up that is essential for him to make a remarkable comeback from seventh in chips. If Ivey achieves what punters think he can it will be the worst poker result in bookmaking history.”

PartyBets.com - a sister site of PartyPoker.com and PartyCasino.com - chalked Ivey up at 175/1 to win the Main Event earlier this year. He was 100/1 as the Main Event got underway and his odds have plummeted since then. A big name on the final table of the WSOP is always bad news for bookmakers. 175/1 as a starting price for any player in a field of 6,494 players is short and his true odds could have been double that but bookmakers are forced to price him prohibitively short because punters back the name.

PartyBets.com currently has Ivey as 7/2 favourite, followed by the commonly regarded favourite Darvin Moon at 4/1. Eric Buchman is next in the betting at 9/2. Ivey only has 265,000 more chips than France’s Antonie Saout but Saout is a 16/1 shot. The UK’s James Akenhead, a recent participant in the PartyPoker.com World Open V alongside Saout has also been well supported but is still 14/1. A Shulman double, with Jeff joining Barry as a WSOP Main Event winner this year is priced at 6/1. Other markets available include winning hand and colour of the final river card.

See PartyBets.com for more odds and information.

** The story of how Jon Kalmar, a poker pro from Chorley in the UK made the final table of the 2007 WSOP Main Event is a poker fairytale in itself. Jon went to Vegas with a bankroll of $15,000 before getting down to his last $2,000 and qualifying in a satellite. He had been on a terrible run for a long time but ended up as the only UK representative making it to the climax of poker’s showpiece and won $1,255,000 for finishing in fifth place. It was also happy days for a poker pro from Skane, Sweden won $25,000 from PartyBets.com after placing a bet of $100 at 250/1 that Kalmar would make the final table.**

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Media Man Global Expansion Continues - 5th November 2009

Media Man's global expansion continues with the launch of yet another international themed website portal, Global Gaming Directory.net

Global Gaming Directory.net adds to the Media Man network of websites and domains which totals 30 plus all told.

Adding to the global push Media Man has also secured the domain names mediaman.asia and globalgamingdirectory.org, with more domains and website portals announced within weeks.

Media Man is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal development company established since 2001.

The website network attracts approximately 3 million hits per month and the Media Man website is in the Hitwise Australia top ten (entertainment category) and Google "Best Of The Web".

Media Man works in a wide range of industry verticals.

The company motto is "Putting Your Name Out There!"

For more information visit the Media Man website portal.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Media Man Global Push And Branding - 4th October 2009

Media Man, the media, publicity and portal development company, has embarked on a global media, new media / internet and branding campaign.

Media Man began life as "Media Man Australia", out of a garage at Maroubra Beach, Sydney, Australia in 2001.

Greg Tingle is the founder and director of Media Man. His background includes sales and marketing in the Australian subscriber television industry, freelance journalism and television presenting, community campaigning and internet portal development.

The founder's first new media enterprise was Australian Sports Entertainment, which still exists a decade later.

Today the Media Man network is very much global in scale and covers a range of industry verticals including but not limited to media, entertainment / celebrity, travel / tourism / lifestyle, technology, property and financial, environment, community and gaming.

The website network spans over 15 website portals. Statistics fans may be interested to note the following:

Media Man website network attracts approximately 3 million hits per month

Media Man on internet for over 10 years

Media Man website portal is in the Hitwise Australia top ten (entertainment category)

Website network traffic breakdown by region:

Australia - 50%
Europe - 30%
United States - 10%
Others - 10%


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Some of the favorite community endeavors and worthy causes that Media Man supports include Virgin Unite, The Shane Warne Foundation, Variety, Barnardo's, beyondblue, Sea Shepherd, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Pittwater High School Solar Power Station project and The Salvation Army.

What's next for Media Man?

Greg Tingle said "We are delighted at the substantial progress our company has made over the past decade plus. Our current focus includes launching more themed website portals, both in Australia and abroad, ramping up professional poker and gaming related projects, and helping give back to society via our preferred worthy causes, which our commercial business arms allow us to. As of a fortnight ago we became the proud owner of a modest amount of shares in both Crown Limited and Virgin Blue, as both Crown and Virgin have been good to us over the years, and we're keen to see the investment make good returns which will help Media Man facilitate more social and community based projects. We think we are a good example of a company still being able to do well in an economic recession, and we hope our success may inspire others".

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Melbourne Cup - Melbourne Cup Day - 3rd November 2009

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major Thoroughbred horse race. Billed as The race that stops a nation, it is a race for three-year-olds and over, over a distance of 3,200 metres. It is the richest and most prestigious "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races in the world. The event is held at around 3 pm on the first Tuesday in November by the Victoria Racing Club, on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

The race has been held since 1861 (see list of Melbourne Cup winners) and was originally held over two miles (about 3,218 metres) but following preparation for Australia's adoption of the metric system in the 1970s, the current race distance of 3,200 metres was established in 1972. This reduced the distance by 61ft 6in, and Rain Lover's 1968 race record of 3min.19.1sec was accordingly adjusted to 3min.17.9sec. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3min 16.3sec. The world record of 3:13.4 over 3,200 metres is held by Japanese horse Deep Impact.

Public holiday

Melbourne Cup day is a public holiday for all working within metropolitan Melbourne and some parts of regional Victoria, but not for some country Victorian cities and towns which hold their own spring carnivals. This makes it the only Australian holiday to not cover a whole state. For Federal Public Servants it is also observed as a holiday in the entire state of Victoria, and since 2007 also in the Australian Capital Territory known as Family and Community Day replacing Picnic Day.

Off the track

'Fashions On The Field' is a major focus of the day, with substantial prizes awarded for the best-dressed man and woman. The requirement for elegant hats, and more recently the alternative of a fascinator, almost single-handedly keeps Melbourne's milliners in business. Raceday fashion has occasionally drawn almost as much attention as the race itself, The miniskirt received worldwide publicity when model Jean Shrimpton wore one on Derby Day during Melbourne Cup week in 1965.

Flowers, especially roses are an important component of the week's racing at Flemington. The racecourse has around 12,000 roses within its large expanse. Over 200 varieties of the fragrant flower are nurtured by a team of up to 12 gardeners. Each of the major racedays at Flemington has an official flower. Victoria Derby Day has the Corn Flower, Melbourne Cup Day is for the Yellow Rose, Oaks Day highlights the Pink Rose and Stakes Day goes to the Red Rose.

In the Melbourne metropolitan area, the race day has been a gazetted public holiday since 1877, but around both Australia and New Zealand a majority of people watch the race on television and gamble, either through direct betting or participating in workplace cup "sweeps". As of April, 2007 the ACT also recognises Melbourne Cup Race Day as a holiday. In 2000 it was estimated that 80 percent of the adult Australian population placed a bet on the race that year. In New Zealand the Melbourne Cup is the country's single biggest betting event, with carnival race-days held at several of the country's top tracks showing the cup live on big screens.

(Credit: Wikipedia)

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