London Clubs creditors bet on brighter future

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Creditors of indebted London Clubs International Plc have extended the British casino operator’s debt facilities for two years until June 2004, the company said in its annual results statement on Tuesday.

Creditors owed a total of 258 million pounds ($403 million) have provided 15 million pounds of extra working capital to keep the business afloat until then, and to finance a review of the options available to the firm, which operates casinos around the world.

But the group, hurt by the collapse of its Las Vegas resort Aladdin which filed for bankruptcy in September, said operating profits for the year to March were all but wiped out by the costs of servicing its debts, the costs and fees connected with the refinancing, and start up costs linked to its South African casino opening programme.

Turnover for the year to March 31 was 152.5 million pounds against 151.6 million while operating profit, excluding an exceptional 99.8-million-pound charge for the Aladdin write off, slumped to 200,000 pounds from 19.2 million.

At pretax level the company reported a loss of 119.6 million pounds for the year, widening from 52.8 million a year ago.

London Clubs also announced the appointment of a new chairman, Michael Beckett.

Quebec approves joint venture with Loto-Quebec to help run Mexican casinos

MONTREAL (CP) — The state-owned operator of Quebec’s casinos is hoping to win a piece of the lucrative Mexican market if the country’s politicians sanction the construction of casinos in tourism meccas …

Ligaz11 Review of Tournament Poker

 

 

 

The popularity of tournament poker continues to grow. As more and more people enter poker tournaments, they get tougher to beat. A great deal has been written about poker tournaments, but surprisingly few books have been dedicated to the topic, and I’m still waiting to read the definitive poker tournament book. Will this be the one?

 

McEvoy begins his book with some general poker tournament strategies. The author is an experienced tournament player who won the main event at the World Series of Poker in 1983 and plays as a professional on the tournament circuit. Most of these ligaz11 strategies will be pretty obvious to a poker player with even a fair bit of experience, but they’re important, and anyone who hasn’t considered them would be well advised to heed what McEvoy has to say. No matter how skilled the player, they have to get more than a little lucky in order to win a poker tournament. One of the statements the author makes that I really like is that in a tournament a player should strive to play well enough to give themselves a chance to get lucky. This is about the best expression of tournament strategy in a single sentence that I’ve heard.

 

The next 11 chapters covering almost 2/3 of the book are about strategies for various games played in poker tournaments. For example, the reader is advised not to play smaller suited connectors in the early stages of a Limit Hold’em …

Second Big InterCasino Win Situs Judi Slot This Week

zackpot Mania – Just days after InterCasino awarded the largest progressive jackpot of 2002, a player with the online handle ‘jas3516’ has won US$189,433.44 on a Rags to Riches slot – three hours after registering her account.

jas3516 claimed the progressive prize on Saturday, February 2, while ‘jwhite8’, a long-time InterCasino player, hit a “Spice Island” Stud Poker jackpot on Thursday, January 29 worth $227,653.20.

Rags to Riches and Spice Island contain progressive jackpots offered by Jackpot Mania, bringing land-based progressive action worth a minimum $100,000 to the Internet.

jas3516 was forced to contain her enthusiasm despite her unexpected payday.

“I hit the jackpot around 12:30am my time and it didn’t finish counting until 5:45am – a rate of US$37,000 per hour,” recalls jas3516. “I didn’t yell or scream because I didn’t want to wake up everyone in the house. I take care of four elderly people, three Alzheimer patients and one stroke patient, who were all sound asleep.”

Three hours after the win by jas3516, InterCasino player ‘Wrigley’ hit another jackpot: a Straight Flush on Spice Island worth $11,371.69.

Ten $100K+ jackpots were claimed in 2001. In total, more than $5.5 million was awarded on over 17,000 Jackpot Mania wins in 2001 – averaging 47+ winners daily. Big winners at InterCasino in 2001 include jwhite8, ‘moosed’ ($176,647.19), ‘flagg04’ ($152,488.36) and ‘stash’ ($111,820.80).

InterCasino was voted “Casino of the Year 2001” by several gaming industry magazines, yet another accolade on top of a reputation that has established it as the …

The Situs Qiu Qiu verdict:

After disappointing action for both teams in FAI Cup they meet each other at Kingspan Century Park today to decide who will be …the last team in the Division! The domestic side is currently at the bottom , desperate to gain som efresh air, while the guests are above them but just 3 points is the difference between.

And why i will go for Shelbourne despite the awful injury crisis there and the dramatic falling down of the form at the beginning of the season? The first reason is the quality of the home side – they have just 9 points from 14 games which is a solid application for finishing last at the end of the season. They have also dropped here points by few unambitious teams so far. Stephen Finnegan is still out for the Mons with an ongoing knee problem. A kind of good news for them: Steven Feeney and Cian Mackey both await late fitness tests. It is also semeed that the team have handled the goalkeeping problem as u21 goalie Darren McQuaid may be fit to play despite sustaining a knee injury in last night’s training session.

It is time for Shelbourne to start climbing the table and every easy point lost means serious obstacles in front such a mission. Despite they must plan without Glen Lacey and Alan Murphy it is likely to see them achieving their 3 win for the season and confirming the improvement in the form.

There’s not a great deal …

Antigua-Barbuda delegation to attend WTO appeal hearing Monday

  1. JOHN’S, Antigua: Minister of Finance and the Economy, Dr Errol Cort, will lead Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation to the February 21-22 hearing by the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization of an appeal by the United States against the findings of the WTO Panel, which ruled in favour of Antigua and Barbuda in the now famous “Internet gaming case.”

 

“The hearing is the end result of a process that was triggered when the US filed a “Notice of Appeal” with the WTO in early January, which they are allowed to do under the rules within sixty days of the publication of the Panel’s Report,” said Minister Cort.

“Their action then set in motion a series of submissions by our legal team and theirs to the WTO Appellate Body, which has appointed three of its members to hear the oral arguments from both sides on February 21-22,” added the Minister. He further noted that, in addition to Antigua and Barbuda and the US, other WTO members have taken an active part in the proceedings as “third participants.”

While the final decision of the three-member Panel is of course unknown, the country’s gaming officials are very confident that the gaming industry in Antigua and Barbuda operates within a legal and administrative framework that can serve as a model for other countries.

“Despite the huge financial costs, our authorities have strengthened the mechanisms for regulating the international financial services sector and bolstered our money laundering laws,” said Kaye MacDonald, Director of …

Park’s Back For Vital Poker Online Terpercaya Week

 

 

Autumn has been more fruitful than the summer. As the last European season came to an end in May, the fate of South Korea’s overseas stars really hung in the balance. Some were fit, few were playing and none were scoring.

 

Lee Dong-guk and Lee Chun-soo were Poker Online Terpercaya soon heading back east after unsuccessful spells in England and the Netherlands respectively. Neither managed a league goal and, it is safe though cruel to say, neither will be missed by the fans left behind.

 

But there are always more willing to wander westwards in search of fame and fortune. Kim Do-heon has impressed for Premier League new boys West Bromich Albion. The ex-Seongnam star almost scored the best goal of the English season so far but his rocket shot from 30 metres bounced off the crossbar. His performances led the BBC to label him a ‘tenacious, technical and tidy player’.

 

Now he is injured after a freak accident in last week’s match at Middlesbrough. After just 20 seconds, Kim caught his cleats in the turf and twisted his knee. He was carried off in obvious pain. Korean TV network MBC was also distressed. Following the Korean practice of starting the broadcast a minute or two after kick-off, Kim had already left the field by the time viewers joined the action, leaving commentators unsure of how to explain the events.

 

Also unsure of how to deal with Kim’s absence is national team coach Huh …

World Cup Style Pkv Poker Council

 

 

With less than two weeks to go before the kick off for World Cup ’06 what is the discerning follower of football fashion going to be wearing in Germany?

 

England Helmets – protect your bonce for harmful rays with this plastic World War II Wehrmacht classic tit for tatSales of England goods have been doing well including German World War II helmets complete with a St. George Cross.

What the average German will make of hundreds of Dutch and England supporters donning World War II headgear remains to be seen.

 

Still they should have lots of auxiliary uses – a makeshift Pkv Poker seat, a lid to keep the sun off your lager, even a bag to carry your lagers.

 

To avoid being arrested or truncheoned by an angry German Polizeiman, simply turn your get-out-of-trouble-quick t-shirt inside out and, quicker than you can say A more subtle approach to getting on well with the hosts is Karmarama’s reversible England Get Out of Trouble Quick T-shirt. To avoid being arrested or truncheoned by an angry German Polizeiman, simply turn your get-out-of-trouble-quick t-shirt inside out and, quicker than you can say “But I’m just an innocent bystander officer,” you’ll be transformed from a devoted and loyal England footie fan into a passive German cat lover. This reversible red t-shirt comes in 100% quality soft cotton.

 

More traditional England caps, t-shirts, bags and golf towels have also been selling well. Our distributors England 4 Ever have kept …

Free Gambling Tips – Winning Method for Situs Slot Bingo

 

 

Let me say at the very start . . . it is my own sincere opinion that when one sticks to tested rules, one’s chances of winning more or less consistently is by far the most sensible procedure. On the other hand, BINGO is a game of Chance, and one’s luck (and streaks of luck) can be greatly IMPROVED by following a good set of rules. I think THIS is the best ever. I’m confident no one has ever worked out a method to win EACH game one plays (regardless how many cards they may buy.) With THIS method I have worked out, one should WIN a lot more frequently than NOT using it.

 

Having owned one of the largest professional Bingo game sets made, and having made a careful study of each move and “call”, I find out some situs slot numbers are hardly ever called. So I don’t pick out (or accept) cards with those numbers on them. The law of AVERAGES indicates most numbers ought to be called three or more times in an evening . . . yet time and time again . . . ALL are NOT.

 

Whenever possible, attend Bingo games where you may select your own cards. That’s the FIRST and one of the most important rules.

 

Take the letter B: Favor the first TEN (10) numbers. AVOID higher numbers.

 

The letter I: You’ll most likely find it pays best to favor 19 through and including 29. …

Hill Pleased Persistent ventures By Improved Planning Performance

 

 

More planning applications are being dealt with at greater speeds according to figures published today. Local authorities dealt with planning applications two per cent faster in 2002/03 than in the previous year.

 

Despite an increase to 167,000 applications local planning authorities decided 43 per cent of major planning applications within 13 weeks, 54 per cent of minor planning applications and 72 per cent of other planning applications within eight weeks.

 

Planning Minister Keith Hill said:

 

“I am encouraged by these figures which reflect the hard work of planners. A faster, more efficient planning service benefits everyone in the community, whether their application is for a home extension or a new hospital.”

 

“Authorities like Wychavon, Middlesbrough and North Wiltshire have turned around performance and improved both speed and quality by rethinking their processes. I have invited these authorities to meet me so I can learn more about how it can be done.”

 

Improved performance by authorities is rewarded financially through the £350 million planning delivery grant. In the next financial year £130 million will be distributed to local planning authorities based on improvements in speed and quality of delivery.

 

Keith Hill said:

 

“It is encouraging to see a considerable number of authorities who are just below our performance targets. It just needs a small push and they will be there.

 

“My only concern is the improvements in performance remain concentrated in the simpler, householder applications. I want to see how next …

Court Rules Brazil’s Bitcoin Max Exchange Can Be Keep Bank Account with Block activist group

 

 

 

 

Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin Max has been granted the right to keep its Banco Santander account. The court ruled that the bank had not fulfilled its obligation to notify crypto companies of the closing in advance.

 

Closed Accounts Deemed Illegal

 

Judge Geilza F. Cavalcanti Diniz of the 3rd Civil Court of Brasilia made the ruling. Portal do Bitcoin reported that the judge Ana Catarino, 8th Federal District Court, had granted an injunction to the digital asset trading platform. Bitcoin Max sued Santander after its account had been closed without notice.

 

Court Rules Brazil’s Bitcoin Max Exchange Can Be Keep Bank Account

 

Judge Cavalcanti Diniz said in a prior ruling that the account closing is within the power of the financial institution, as per Resolution 2,025/93 of Central Bank of Brazil. Because there was no evidence that Bitcoin Max, the plaintiff, was notified of the closing of its account, she declared unlawful the rescission. Bacen’s same resolution states that banks can only terminate accounts after giving notice in writing to the account holder.

 

The cryptocurrency exchange lost Block activist group claim for moral damages compensation. The judge stated that closing the account of the cryptocurrency exchange is not an act violating personal rights. She noted that the case shouldn’t be treated as a consumer matter, since the bank account was used in order to facilitate business activities.

 

Santander is accused of abusing rights

 

Leonardo Ranna, Bitcoin Max’s lawyer explained that …