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Hidden Amongst You Is The Proverbial Uncut Diamond That Just Requires A Bit Of Polishing That Will Help Uncover Its True Value

Partyaccessaxa.net, the site that embodies the culture of Anguilla the best, has announced a new contest seeking to identify hidden talent and potential that has not been able to find expression due to lack of opportunity. They call it the “Diamond in the Rough Contest” to metaphorically drive home the concept of picking up a rough diamond and giving it the required polish to make it shine.

The site is encouraging the people of Anguilla to nominate someone they feel best typifies this idea and accordingly rush their nominations to the site by submitting into the forum or by emailing the names and by posting the picture on FaceBook.

The site will then provide the necessary guidance and assistance to enable that person reveal her hidden talent. This contest ends on the 22nd of Dec and the winner will be uncovered on the 26th of Dec 2009. The winner shall be rewarded by way of a total makeover of hair, clothing and skin besides a free night out.

About www.partyaccessaxa.netwww.anguillaaccess.com
This site has developed a reputation of showcasing the activities taking place at Anguilla and of promoting it as a hot tourist destination to the world. The site boasts of keeping itself updated about anything happening on this idyllic island and prides itself in presenting it to the outside world through excellent SEO management systems.

A number of promotions and contests  have already been highlighted and more are on the way. If it is happening at Anguilla, you are sure to hear about it on www.partyaccessaxa.netwww.anguillaaccess.com.

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Lancashire Is The Fame Capital Of The UK

As the UK is in the grip of X-factor fever, 1Click2Fame reveals the fame capital of the UK is Lancashire producing more superstars per capita than anywhere else in the country.

The FAME500 Talent Map is a comprehensive depiction of where Britain ‘s shining stars spent their younger years. F r o m Ozzy Osborne to Leona Lewis, Guy Ritchie to Lilly Allen, the search canvassed famous musicians and actors across the nation to reveal the nation’s hot and cold talent spots. The results were based on how many celebrities each county produced in relation to its population.

The Fame500 reveals major cities aren’t the only talent hotspots, every corner of Britain has its own superstars. Colin Firth originally came f r o m the tiny town of Grayshott in Hampshire. Duffy’s homeland Nefyne in Wales has a population of a mere 2,619 people whilst Will Young and Nicholas Hoult (f r o m  bout a Boy) are both f r o m Wokingham Berkshire with a population of little over 30,000.

Accessibility to the lime light has always been an obstacle for those in pursuit of celebrity. In an effort to encourage raw talent, 1Click2Fame is partnering Tesco to give Britons across the UK their chance to have 15 minutes of fame and continue their hunt for Britain ‘s brightest stars through the installation of state of the art mobile audition studios outside Tesco stores across the UK.

Jonathan Lakin at 1Click2Fame said , “The results of the FAME500 Talent Map prove what has always been suspected, the UK ‘s talent base is deep, wide ranging and can spring f r o m the most unlikely of places. By creating these audition pods with Tesco and taking them to hundreds of cities across the UK , we hope we will be unlocking potential that no other talent search has been able to reach.”

The state of the art HD Green Screen technology inside the Pods allows users to create their own professional performance videos – anything f r o m singing, dancing, comedy – the only limit being the performer’s imagination. Once recorded, all Pod users will be emailed the video to share with friends and fans and if they think they’ve got the fame factor, their video can also be entered in to the competition at 1Click2Fame.com. The website, already viewed by hundreds of thousands of people, is where hopefuls will be assessed by industry professionals and the public alike – with the aim of spotting, nurturing and rewarding talent. So the next stage is to get as many people as possible to vote online.

Rob Salter at Tesco commented , ‘It’s always good for a community to have young talent to rally around and support. The encouragement that all X Factor contestants get f r o m their home towns is a perfect example of how a community can come together and is exactly what we expect 1Click2Fame and Tesco’s own talent search to achieve. Hopefully with enough support some of those counties at the bottom of the FAME500 list will be able to play some catch up.’

Choosing f r o m thousands of backing tracks and using green screen technology to select f r o m hundreds of backgrounds, the public can tailor their performance to their own exacting demands – with studio quality recording equipment capturing the performance perfectly. Contestants then stand the chance to win big cash prizes, receive vital coaching, studio-time and management advice to help them become the next big thing. 1Click2Fame has already given away more than £150,000 in prizes as a result of this music, dance and singing competition.

So, gone are the days when it was obligatory to pack up, ship out and settle into a one bedroom studio-flat just for a chance at being discovered. Fame and fortune now lie on everyone’s doorstep, or at least as near as their closest Tesco.

The talent search will be kicking off in Coventry on the 12 th of November at Tesco Coventry Arena, Arena Shopping Centre, before completing a nationwide tour. For more information please go to www.1click2fame.com.

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Seeking Most Talented Florida Students

For the next two weeks, 15 Seconds of Fame (15SOF.com) is challenging Florida ‘s most talented students to show America the great singing and dancing talent which resides in the Sunshine state. For the next two weeks, (Monday, November 9th thru Sunday, November 22nd) the website will showcase Florida’s talent in a special contest with the top prize of $250 and national publicity. The winning student’s school will receive a donation of $100. Interested students and parents should go to www.15sof.com and choose the contest category Florida ‘s Most Talented.

“For eight seasons, the producers of shows like American Idol have substantially influenced entertainment with a parade of cookie cutter pop stars. We’ve had enough. We’re ready to try something new and show the country what Florida has to offer,” said the site’s founder John Bonaccorso.

Playing off the cliché “Everyone gets 15 minutes of fame”, except giving each entry only “15 Seconds of Fame”, the 15SOF captures the compelling nature of America’s most popular contest shows like American Idol by having voters determine the contest winners.

“The web is too huge. Videos are too long. Time is too short. No one has 15 minutes to waste on boring stuff.” said the company’s founder John Bonaccorso. “We’re boiling the traditional talent show down to just the highlights, the entertaining bits, and the good stuff.”

At 15SOF.com, users compete in diverse contest categories spanning everything from Idol-esque singing and dancing to cutest baby contests. Anyone can upload, view and judge the 15 second long video clips. The most popular videos in the contest will win.

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About 15 Seconds of Fame
Part talent competition, part social network and part video sharing site, 15 Seconds of Fame is a Florida based entertainment company giving aspiring performers the opportunity to share their talents with the world. Anyone can compete. Anyone can be a judge. Anyone can vote. Entries win cash prizes based on internet voting. The clock is ticking at  www.15sof.com.

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Mixposure.com Teams up with Stratege Guitars, Cakewalk and Sam Ash

Mixposure today announced that they are teaming up with Stratege` Guitars, Cakewalk by Roland and Sam Ash Music for the Ultimate Gear Giveaway. The online music directory and it’s sponsors are running a song contest through December 7th. The $5000 prize value giveaway features a hand-crafted, custom shop Statege` guitar, recording software from Cakewalk and various other items.

Musicians registered at MIXposure® are putting their best foot forward, by entering their chosen songs in a “Battle of the Bands”-type competition. Points will be awarded by listener voting, and the top five bands with the most votes advance to the final selection process. The finals will be judged by an independent panel of professionals in the music industry.

Membership for artists and listeners is free, requiring only a brief registration. Songs can be uploaded to the artist page provided, and artists can make use of space and tools provided by the site to promote their song and encourage listener participation. Details for the contest are available by visiting www.mixposure.com, and viewing the contest promotion information on the main artist (portal) page. Visiting the site and listening to the music does not require registration, however contest entry, free music downloads and voting do require membership.

Mixposure.com is an online music directory, promoting independent artists and their music, providing entertaining and interactive internet radio programming seven days a week, and free music downloads for the artist and listener membership. Forums are also provided for technical support and help with recording and mixing.

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Petya Edwards Named Mrs. Dallas International 2010

Officials for the Mrs. Texas lnternational Pageant are proud to announce that Petya Edwards of Dallas, Texas has been named “Mrs. Dallas International,2010”. Petya will represent the greater Dallas area at the 2010 Mrs. Texas International Pageant in San Antonio on March28,2010. She will be competing for over $15,000 in cash and prizes and the chance to proceed to the Mrs. International Competition in July of 2010.

The Mrs. International Pageant system recognizes women for their commitment to family, profession and community stewardship. Throughout her year, the new Mrs. Dallas will not only compete for the state crown, but she will also be available to make appearances, attend special presentations and assist with civic and non-profit oriented projects.

Petya can help in a variety of ways. Perhaps you’d like her to act as an emcee, or as an “Official Hostess” for an upcoming event. You may wish to have her as a spokesperson for your next fund-raising campaign. She can ride in parades, sign autographs, shake hands, and attract a crowd like you’ve never seen before! She is available to offer assistance and her appearances are free ofcharge!

For information about the State Pageant, ticket sales, or to schedule an appearance by Mrs. Dallas International, contact the State Office, at 210.403.0589 and ask for Kristin Koether, Executive State Director.

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You’ve Never Been To A Poker Tournament Like A World Tavern Poker Open

You’ve never been to a poker tournament like a World Tavern Poker Open. This isn’t your uneventful, lackluster tournament with a sea of serious poker faces, a drone of chip stacks shuffling and the occasional outburst from a painful suck out. This is a real smack talkin’, beer drinkin’, brag worthy, can’t be out done, spirited Vegas poker tournament. Prepare for the wildest 4 days of your life.

Returning to the birthplace of The World Series of Poker, World Tavern Poker is bringing Great Parties, Great Poker, and Great People back to Binion’s Gambling Hall for the 9th World Tavern Poker Open. World Tavern Poker players will take over downtown Vegas October 31-November 3. With 12 cash poker tournaments and an estimated $100,000 in cash and prizes, two amazing parties, 600 of your closest poker buddies and one incredibly outrageous and unpredictable time, can you afford to miss out?

Costs to attend the event are lower than ever. For only $89 to reserve a spot, World Tavern Poker players will be supplied with endless hours of entertainment and parties at Binion’s Gambling Hall’s newly remodeled casino and expanded tournament area as well as their sister casino 4 Queens. Hotel rooms at Binion’s have quickly sold out, so be sure to call the 4 Queens at 800-634-6045 to secure your room for low weekday rates of $49 and weekend rates of $79. Mention you are with World Tavern Poker and the code WTP1009 to receive these special rates.

If all the poker and cash money isn’t enticing enough, join World Tavern Poker players for the wildest Halloween costume party Saturday night, with the Sexiest, Scariest and Most Creative Costume titles up for grabs. To culminate the weekend, Vegas is closing down a portion of Fremont Street for a Wild West Street Party.

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In September 2009 Penguin Books And The National Theatre Discover Programme Launched The Big Break Young Scriptwriting Competition

Young people nationwide aged 13 to 18 are invited to read award-winning author Meg Rosoff’s debut novel How I Live Now and take the story, themes and characters as a starting point to create a treatment and the first scene of a script.

Five winners will be invited to spend a day at the National Theatre Studio working with professional writers, National Theatre directors and actors to workshop and develop their scripts. They will also see a performance of Nation, based on a novel by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Mark Ravenhill, opening at the National Theatre in November 2009.

The judging panel consists of author Meg Rosoff, playwright Mark Ravenhill, associate director (literary) of the National Theatre Sebastian Born, associate director of the National Theatre Discover Programme Anthony Banks and editor of Penguin’s teen online book community spinebreakers.co.uk Danielle Innes.

The competition will live on Penguin’s teen book website Spinebreakers and the National Theatre’s Discover website. There will be multi-media resources available to young people on both websites which give tools and advice on how to adapt a book for the stage, alternative ways for laying out a script and what the National Theatre and Penguin are looking for in successful submissions.

On Spinebreakers teens have the opportunity to discuss, debate and interact with a rich source of publishing from contemporary titles such as Nick Hornby’s Slam to classics such as J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and Kerouac’s On the Road.

Meg Rosoff’s debut novel How I Live Now (published by Penguin, 2004) won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread.

About Penguin
Penguin was established in 1935, is one of the world’s leading consumer publishing businesses and is part of Pearson plc, the international media company with market leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing.

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Click2Fame Online Talent Contest Gives Away £25,000 To Winning Quarter Finalist

Online Talent Contest – 1Click2Fame launches Boot Camp Competition has been intensifying recently on 1Click2Fame: the online talent competition that is scouring the internet for the next big thing.

Click2Fame Online Talent Contest

1Click2Fame was launched in December 2008 and is becoming increasingly popular with online artists. Giving away prizes of up to £100,000, it is not surprising that the quality of entrants is increasing day by day and has already been labelled the online version of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

Talented young dancers, musicians and variety performers f r o m across the UK have been battling it out, seeking votes and fans in an attempt to finish top within monthly competitions and secure their place at the Boot Camp quarter finals.

Thousands of performers have entered but only eleven talented quarterfinalists have been selected by the online voting public. Winners will spend the weekend perfecting their acts at LABAN, London’s premier contemporary dance school, where they will be given the opportunity to work alongside the following high calibre and experienced industry professional:

Stevie Lang – Vocal coach who has worked alongside Elton John, Lulu, Bryan Adams, Queen, Girls Aloud, Robbie Williams, and the Sugar Babes.
Ryan Chapman – Dance extraordinaire who performed at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.
Jayne Collins – Casting agent who has worked on TV shows such as Dirty Dancing, Green Wing, and music promos for stars such as The Pussy Cat Dolls.
Steve Weiner – Fresh new comedian who has recently won Hackney New Act of the year 2008, and has performed on BBC, Sky and channels 4 and 5.

At the end of the weekend the eleven performers will perform their final acts which will be judged by fans f r o m the website. One winning performer will receive £25,000 to help their campaign and secure a place in the April finals where £100,000 will be up for grabs.

Nicholas Steinberg, producer of ‘PopStars the Rivals’, the show that launched Girls Aloud, will be filming the stresses, strains and successes of the event which will all be available to view f r o m the website.

Jonathon Lakin, CEO of 1Click2Fame.com said:
“The standard of the entries on 1Click2Fame just keeps getting higher. It is extremely rewarding for us to be able to give such talented people the public platform they deserve and allow them to bring their performances to the widest audience possible through our website. Here at 1Click2Fame we are helping people turn their dreams into reality. The website acts as a stepping stone to help performers build their careers and a fan base. There are no losers at 1Click2Fame.”

Bands, singer/songwriters, magicians, and comedians will all be battling it out in the online talent competition to secure their place in the Final. The competition will be diverse, intense, and should make for some top quality entertainment. The quarter finalists have got talent in abundance and should put on a great performance.

For more info about the competition visit the 1Click2Fame blog at
http://1click2fame.com/blog

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Tiffany Ellison, Mrs. California-America 2008 Crowned Giselle Uffens As The New Mrs. California-America 2009 At The Beautiful Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel On Saturday Evening

Giselle Uffens

Some of the most beautiful, accomplished and articulate married women f r o m across California came together on Saturday evening at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel to compete for the coveted title of Mrs. California-America. The panel of judges selected Giselle Uffens of San Diego as Mrs. California-America 2009. Giselle will now go on to compete with 50 other State winners (all States plus the District of Columbia) for the title of Mrs. America 2009. Mrs. America will take place on September 8th at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ.

For 34 years Mrs. America, the renowned nationally televised competition, has been recognizing the extraordinarily beautiful, poised, articulate and versatile married women of the United States of America. Mrs. America represents the 70 million married women of our country during her year long reign, speaking to and for our country’s Greatest Natural Resource and most important constituency – its married women. The winner of Mrs. America will represent the United States of America at Mrs. World competition which will be broadcast live f r o m Vang Tau, Vietnam on November 22, 2009. Married women in California can find Information about becoming a contestant for Mrs. America at www.MrsCalifornia-America.com and at www.MrsAmerica.com.

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Welcome To The Dragon’s Den! – Virgin Casino Launches New Slot Game, Dungeons & Dragons: Fortress Of Fortunes™

Virgin Casino announces the launch of the brand new online slot game, Dungeons & Dragons: Fortress of Fortunes™ – a multi-coin slot game offering players the chance to enter a fantasy world in the form of a legendary hero in search of immense riches. Players can cash in along the way with its 20 payline configuration, free spins and multipliers as well as super-rich reels with stacked wilds®.

The ultimate prize lies behind the gates of the Fortress of Fortunes™ Bonus dungeon – to unlock and enter players must receive three or more Bonus symbols anywhere on the reel. It’s then down to the legendary hero to explore the dungeon, uncover treasures and battle monsters in search of free spins and multipliers. And the action doesn’t stop there – the fantasy adventure is completed in the Fortress Free Spins™ Bonus where the reels are enriched with Stacked Wilds® and the bonus paytable is boosted with higher top rewards and many more ways to win. During the Free Spins Bonus if three or more Bonus symbols appear anywhere on the reels the Free Spins Bonus is re-triggered and a maximum of 180 free spins can be awarded. Additionally, line up Bonus Stacked Wilds® and reap the benefits of multiple top awards!

As with all Virgin Casino games, players can also earn V*Points – Virgin Games’ loyalty points – every time they play. Offering players the chance to redeem their points for further Virgin rewards, including Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles or cold, hard cash, V*Points can be transferred across Virgin Games portfolio of products, including Virgin Poker and Virgin Bingo.

Premium releases including ELVIS – A Little More Action®, Cleopatra II™ and Da Vinci Diamonds® have already been added to Virgin Casino’s portfolio of games. Further big titles such as Dungeons & Dragons will be added to Virgin Games in the coming months, ensuring a constant stream of new and exciting games to keep players’ adrenalin going.

Virgin Casino launched under the Virgin Games brand in June 2004. The site was refreshed in June 2006, providing players with a greater choice of games and additional means of earning bonus points and rewards.

Dungeons & Dragons: Fortress of Fortunes™ is available to play now on www.virgingames.com/casino/

* Dungeons & Dragons: Fortress of Fortunes™ is a trademark of IGT in the U.S. and/or other countries, and is used with permission. U.S. and international patents pending.

About Virgin Games 

Virgin Games, a subsidiary of Virgin.com Ltd, launched in June 2004 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading gaming websites in the UK. Virgin Games comprises three distinct entertainment offerings, giving consumers the chance to play their favourite online games the Virgin way:

  • Virgin Casino, part of the Wagerworks network, provides a taste of Vegas online, with classic casino offerings like blackjack and roulette, as well as popular feature slots like Elvis, Cleopatra and Vegas, Baby!
  • Virgin Poker, part of the Boss Media network, offers a huge array of games and content for beginners through to experienced pros – as well as the most generous loyalty scheme in the industry. The successful Virgin Poker Festivals, which take place in casinos around the UK throughout the year, now allow gamers to experience the fun of Virgin Poker offline too
  • Virgin Bingo, part of the St Minver network, offers cash prizes worth thousands of pounds in the progressive jackpots, as well as regular promotions and an unrivalled loyalty scheme

Everyone Believes Their Cat Or Dog Is The Best, And Now M&S Money Is Giving Animal Lovers The Chance To Show The World Why

Pet insurance provider M&S Money has launched a new competition looking for a cat or dog with true star quality to feature in a future marketing campaign.

Customers are being asked to submit a photo and a few words about why their cat or dog is a star.

The winning pet will have a professional photo shoot and be featured in promotional material for a forthcoming M&S Pet Insurance campaign. While the winning pet is enjoying the new found stardom, its owner will take away £100 in M&S gift vouchers.

Judith Roberts, M&S Insurance Manager, said: “This competition gives cat and dog lovers the chance to showthe world why their pet is one in a million. We are really looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing why your cat or dog is so special.”

1st prize: A professional pet photo shoot for one lucky cat or dog plus £100 in M&S gift vouchers to spend in-store.

2nd prize: M&S hamper plus pet treats and £50 in M&S gift vouchers.

3rd prize: M&S hamper and pet treats.

Full details on how to enter, along with competition rules can be found online through the M&S Pet Insurance site.

All entries must be received on or before 5 June 2009

The competition judging will take place on 10th June 2009 and the winners will be informed by telephone and confirmation letter by 17th June 2009. An independent person will be present when the judging takes place.

 

About M&S Money
M&S Money (the trading name of Marks & Spencer Financial Services) was founded in 1985 as the financial services division of Marks and Spencer Group plc. The company is now a top-ten credit card provider and the second-largest travel money retailer in the UK. M&S Money also offers a range of insurance cover, including home insurance, pet insurance, car insurance and wedding insurance, as well as loans, savings and investment products. M&S Money has an executive committee comprising an equal number of representatives from HSBC and Marks & Spencer.

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32Red Plc Has Announced That The Mega Moolah Slot Machine Has Reached Record-Breaking Levels By Hitting The £6 Million Mark At Their Online Casino, 32Red

The operator behind the award-winning 32Red Casino has reported that any win now would surpass the previous $5.5 million record won in April 2008.

Head of Marketing for 32Red, Mark Quayle, said, “Anyone who hits the jackpot on Mega Moolah will win £6,000,000 or more when playing at 32Red Online Casino. Combine Mega Moolah with our other progressive jackpots and that makes a total of £7,268,000+ up for grabs.”

Mega Moolah is one of 14 progressive jackpot games available at 32Red, but it leads the way with the biggest jackpot in online gaming. The mammoth jackpots this casino game generates are a result of each spin of its reels, where a fraction of the spin’s cost is pooled. With the game’s massive popularity the figure quickly collects into the multi-million pound figures and the life changing amounts currently available.

Quayle added, “What happens when it’s won? The jackpot is reset to a guaranteed £1 million. Making it immediately one of the biggest jackpots on the Net”.

In addition to the imminent Mega Moolah jackpot, 32Red is also getting ready to launch 5 new casino games, including the much talked about slot machine, The Great Galaxy Grab. The other games are Cops and Robbers, Lucky Eggsplorer, Mayan Princess and Stunt Pilot.

About 32Red Plc:
32Red is the six times winner of the Best Casino title awarded by watchdog and player advocate, Casinomeister. 32Red is renowned for providing industry-leading levels of support to players. Over 80% of 32Red’s players are from the UK and 32Red is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar. The Company operates 32Red Casino, 32Red Poker, 32Red Mobile, 32Red Affiliates and DashCasino.com. 32Red Casino is committed to responsible gambling and ensures the company adheres to UK law.

32Red is a leading online casino with back-to-back Best Casino awards every year since 2003. Awarded by the Internet’s foremost casino watchdog and player advocacy site, Casinomeister, these awards are much coveted within the industry. 32Red offers players over 350 casino games, live player support and a range of promotions. In addition to the award-winning 32Red Online Casino, the company also operate an online poker room, bingo, mobile casino and now financial spread betting after the recent launch of 32Red SpreadBet.

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London Lad Strikes It Lucky!

Following the success of last year’s poker festival in the city, Virgin Poker held its second Newcastle poker event at Aspers Casino over the weekend. Over 200 poker enthusiasts took part in the exciting two-day live tournament setting sights on the impressive prize pot of over £30,000.

Having won a place at the tournament via a €150 buy-in at Virgin Poker, players at the main event took part in a Texas Hold’em No Limit Freezeout extravaganza to compete for their share of the prize pot. Ross Javis, London based journalist who writes for Poker Player magazine was the chip leader as he entered the final table and maintained his lead throughout the final leg securing him the Virgin Poker festival title and the impressive top prize of £7,000. Kris McLackland from Newcastle put up a good fight and walked away with second place prize money of £5,500.

To add a Virgin twist to the tournament, players in the main event were given the chance to knock-out professional poker opponents whose heads carried bounties of fantastic Virgin giveaways. Prizes included Virgin Rally Driving Days & Virgin Hot Air Ballooning.

For those not lucky enough to win a seat in the main tournament, there were a variety of side events on offer to give everyone the opportunity to get involved – regardless of their poker playing abilities. Practice tables offered ‘live play classes’ for less experienced players, whilst a Wii bowling battle for those who still wanted to prove their competitive streak.

Joe Legge, Poker Manager for Virgin Games Poker, said: “It was great to return to Aspers Casino for a second time and bring the fun of the Virgin Games experience to the people of Newcastle. Local residents, poker professionals and the Virgin Games staff entered into the spirit of the weekend and dressed to impress – outfits included, Newcastle football strip, a Las Vegas show girl and another wore a horse’s head to celebrate the Grand National. It’s all slightly crazy but all part of the fun and what makes the festivals such a great experience!’

For further images and information on the Virgin Poker Festivals visit http://www.virgingames.com/poker/festival.aspx

Main Event – Winners

Place Prize Winner

1st £7,000 Ross Jarvis
2nd £5,500 Kris McLackland
3rd £4,000 Andy Edgington
4th £3,000 Brian Clarke
5th £2,500 Richard Potts
6th £2,000 John Crawford
7th £1,500 Krzysztof Zawierucha
8th £1,000 Dave O’Connor
9th £750 Glenn Hopley
10th £400 Simon Kinnaird

Player Bounties – Winners

Player Bounty Winner
Maria Demetriou Guaranteed Entry to a £100K Tourney on Virgingames.com/poker/ Kris MaLackland
Shelley Rubenstein Guaranteed Entry to a £100K Tourney on Virgingames.com/poker/ Anthony Cross
Kara Scott £150 Virgin Voucher The Mole
Nick Wealthall £150 Virgin Voucher
Kris MaLackland

About Virgin Games
Virgin Games, a subsidiary of Virgin.com Ltd, launched in June 2004 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading gaming websites in the UK. Virgin Games comprises three distinct entertainment offerings, giving consumers the chance to play their favourite online games the Virgin way:

• Virgin Casino, part of the Wagerworks network, provides a taste of Vegas online, with classic casino offerings like blackjack and roulette, as well as popular feature slots like Elvis, Cleopatra and Vegas, Baby!
• Virgin Poker, part of the Boss Media network, offers a huge array of games and content for beginners through to experienced pros – as well as the most generous loyalty scheme in the industry. The successful Virgin Poker Festivals, which take place in casinos around the UK throughout the year, now allow gamers to experience the fun of Virgin Poker offline too
• Virgin Bingo, part of the St Minver network, offers cash prizes worth thousands of pounds in the progressive jackpots, as well as regular promotions and an unrivalled loyalty scheme

 

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Galabingo.Com Splashes The Cash At Meadowhall

galabingo.com has announced that it is giving lucky shoppers at the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield the chance to grab a grand at an exciting ‘Splash the Cash’ event on 4th April.

galabingo.com, the leading online bingo site, will be bringing its recent television advertising campaign to life by inviting shoppers to enter its ‘Splash the Cash’ pods to try to grab as much money as they can before the time runs out.

Hosted by Wheel of Fortune presenter Paul Hendy, there will be two ways that shoppers will be able to grab a fortune. Shoppers will be able to take part through either the ‘Grab a Grand Competition’ or the ‘Splash the Cash Prize Draw’ which will take place between 10am and 4pm.

To enter the gala bingo ‘Grab a Grand Competition’, shoppers don’t need to even know how to play online bingo. All they need to do is pop along to the Lower Arcade in the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, and simply register with galabingo.com at one of the laptop stations for their chance to step inside one of the two pods to try and grab the swirling cash. Lucky contestants will then have 45 seconds to see how much of the money they can catch.

When their time is up, the cash will be counted and their score placed onto the leader board. Whoever manages to grab the most cash by the end of the day will get to keep the money.

To add to the excitement, at 1pm and 3pm two lucky prize draw winners will also be given the chance to enter the ‘Splash the Cash Prize Draw’ in which they can grab up to £1000. Whatever amount the prize draw winners manage to catch they will get to keep.

Being able to play bingo is not necessary for either event. To enter the prize draw, all shoppers have to do is fill in a gala bingo leaflet on the stand. All players must be over 18.

 

About galabingo.com
galabingo.com is part of Gala Coral Group’s Remote Gambling division. This division is responsible for the development, management and operation of the Group’s E-Commerce activities in the UK and worldwide through Coral.co.uk, Eurobet.com, galabingo.com and Galacasino.co.uk. The division also operates Coral Telebet, Gala’s telephone betting business and is the UK’s first operator of digital interactive televised bingo by pushing the red button on Gala TV (Sky channel 861).

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32Red Online Casino to Sponsor the Flat Jockeys Championship Title

32Red.com, operators of the Best Casino award-winners 32Red Online Casino, has announced that they are to sponsor the Flat Jockey Championship title in 2009.

This is the most recent in a series of substantial advertising investments in 2009, following the casino’s ongoing first television advert. The new sponsorship deal is in line with CEO Ed Ware’s commitment made in a trading update earlier in the year that 32Red, “will continue to increase our marketing spend in 2009”, and is consistent with 32Red Plc’s long standing support of horse racing in general, having sponsored the 2008 Group One Cheveley Park Stakes.

Ed Ware continued, “32Red is proud of the association between our online casino and the cream of British racing. Supporting the best in racing fits our casino’s profile as the leading UK casino, following our 6th successive Best Casino award this February.”

The Flat Jockey Champion is determined by the total number of both flat and all-weather winning rides by jockeys between the 22nd March and 8th November 2009. Favourites for the 32Red Flat Jockey Championship include the current holder Ryan Moore, who rode 186 winners last year, and Jamie Spencer. At longer odds is Hayley Turner, who rode an impressive 100 winners in 2008 and, if successful, would become the first female champion jockey. However, it is the return of 3 times winner Kieren Fallon that will grab the headlines, despite not returning in time to compete for the title this year.

Josh Apiafi, Chief Executive of the Professional Jockeys Association, commented:”We are delighted to welcome 32Red.com as a PJA commercial partner and look forward to establishing a long and successful working relationship together.”

Charlie Mitchell of Essentially Group, the Professional Jockey Association’s exclusive commercial agency, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome 32Red on board as title sponsor and look forward to developing a successful partnership throughout the forthcoming season.”

About 32Red Plc:
32Red, is a leading UK provider of online casino games – including blackjack, slots and roulette – and six-time winner of the Best Casino title awarded by watchdog and player advocate, Casinomeister. 32Red is renowned for providing industry-leading levels of support to players.

Over 80% of 32Red’s players are from the UK and 32Red is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar. 32Red Plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM (ticker: TTR). The Company operates 32Red Casino, 32Red Poker, 32Red Mobile, 32Red online bingo, 32Red Affiliates and DashCasino.com. 32Red Casino is committed to responsible gambling and ensures the company adheres to UK law.

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Virgin Poker Festival Shows its Poker Face in Newcastle! Over £32,000 Pp For Grabs

The Virgin Poker Festival will be returning to Newcastle with its biggest prize pool yet – £32,500. Following the success of last year’s festival in the city, the ultimate poker experience will be taking place at the Aspers Casino on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April 2009. Set to be bigger and better than last year, the 2009 Newcastle Virgin Poker Festival, will give poker fans the opportunity to compete in a two-day live poker tournament as well as a variety of activities taking place alongside the main event for players of all abilities.

The main event at the festival will be a €150 Texas Hold’em No Limit Freezeout tournament for up to 200 players, with 10,000 starting stacks, 40 minute levels and £5,000 added to the prize pool. Players wanting to secure a place at the main event will need to qualify via online satellites at www.virginpoker.com.

Fun is definitely the name of the game at the Virgin Poker Festival, with a variety of side events taking place alongside the main tournament to give everyone an opportunity to get involved – regardless of their poker playing abilities. Practice tables will offer ‘live play classes’ for less experienced players, whilst Wii bowling will be taking place over the weekend in search of a player worthy of the Wii bowling crown. Virgin Poker is also offering local Newcastle residents a shot at winning a seat at the Virgin Poker Festival through a series of pre-tournament sessions which will be held at the Aspers Casino w/c 2nd March 2009.

Joe Legge, Poker Manager for Virgin Poker, said: ‘Virgin Poker is delighted to be coming back to Newcastle following the success of last year’s festival. This year we’ve upped the stakes with the biggest prize pool yet and we are looking forward to creating another event that gives poker enthusiasts a fantastic playing experience!’ To add a further twist to the Virgin Poker Festival, players will be able to knock-out key poker professional opponents whose heads carry bounties of fantastic Virgin giveaways. Poker pros Maria Demetriou, Shelley Rubenstein, Kara Scott and Nick Wealthall will all be in attendance to ensure players have an all round jam-packed winning weekend.

 

For more information on the Virgin Poker Festival, and how to qualify, please visit www.virginpoker.com.

Aspers Casino – pre-festival tournaments

Monday 2nd March from 8pm – £20 Freezeout
1 x Virgin Poker Festival seat for tournament winner

Monday 9th March from 8pm – £20 Freezeout
1 x Virgin Poker Festival seat for tournament winner

Monday 16th March from 8pm – £20 Freezeout
1 x Virgin Poker Festival seat for tournament winner

Monday 23rd March from 8pm – £20 Freezeout
1 x Virgin Poker Festival seat for tournament winner

Monday 30th March from 8pm – £20 Freezeout
1 x Virgin Poker Festival seat for tournament winner

Saturday 28th March – £100 Freezeout
2 x Virgin Poker Festival seat for tournament winner

Date TBC – Cash games for cash players
3 x Virgin Poker Festival seat for tournament winner

About Virgin Games
Virgin Games, a subsidiary of Virgin.com Ltd, launched in June 2004 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading gaming websites in the UK. Virgin Games comprises three distinct entertainment offerings, giving consumers the chance to play their favourite online games the Virgin way:

• Virgin Casino, part of the Wagerworks network, provides a taste of Vegas online, with classic casino offerings like blackjack and roulette, as well as popular feature slots like Elvis, Cleopatra and Vegas, Baby!
• Virgin Poker, part of the Boss Media network, offers a huge array of games and content for beginners through to experienced pros – as well as the most generous loyalty scheme in the industry. The successful Virgin Poker Festivals, which take place in casinos around the UK throughout the year, now allow gamers to experience the fun of Virgin Poker offline too.

• Virgin Bingo, part of the St Minver network, offers cash prizes worth thousands of pounds in the progressive jackpots, as well as regular promotions and an unrivalled loyalty scheme.

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