February 26, 2014
Gibralter (PRWEB) December 19, 2008
32Red announced that one player at Dash Casino, one arm of 32Red’s extensive gaming range, has one the jackpot for the second time in a short period.
The fortunate player at Dash Casino (dashcasino ) won two big payouts – both reported to be five digit figures – at the same slot machine within a five month period.
The Dash double winner, Kelly Merlo from Canada, logged into the Casino on the morning of the 17th June to play the progressive slot machine, Lot’s of Loot. After just a few spins, Kelly lined up the game’s logos across the reels and won her first jackpot. Her second big win came just five months later, when she hot the Lot’s of Loot jackpot again on the 20th November 2008.
Ms. Merlo’s winning streak prompted Stephen Macdonald, Dash Casino Manager, to say: "We get many big winners at Dash but rarely two big jackpots from the same player on the same machine. We’re delighted for Kelly and the whole Dash team has passed our congratulations onto her."
Kelly was amazed at her second jackpot win at Dash Casino. "I have, for the second time, just won the Lot’s of Loot Jackpot and am in total awe," she said, before adding: "Dash has by far the most outstanding support/management staff, hands down."
Launched in 2006, Dash Casino aims to revolutionise the way people play and, in particular, how they are rewarded. Dash offers instant player bonuses and instant play games, making for a more hassle free casino experience, according to the Dash team. Other 32Red PLC products include a further online casino (32red ) – the award winning 32Red Casino – online poker, a mobile casino and online bingo (32redbingo ).
Dash Casino has a full range of progressive jackpot games in their download casino (dashcasino ), including the world’s largest online slot machine, Mega Moolah, with its jackpot currently standing at over £4.5 million, as well as eight other slot games, including Kelly’s favourite, Lot’s of Loot.
Stephen Macdonald added: "We’re all asking whether Kelly can land the jackpot for a third time and will be keeping our fingers crossed for her."
About Dash Casino:
Dash casino is run and operated by the five times Best Casino winner, 32Red – part of 32Red Plc. Dash is an international casino that has industry-leading levels of player support and over 350 casino games. 32Red Plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM (ticker: TTR). The Company operates 32Red Casino, 32Red Poker, 32Red Mobile, 32Red Bingo, 32Red Affiliates and DashCasino.com.
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KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts Offers November Fall Fun in the Florida Keys With Up to 50% Off, Complimentary Nights & Book Now Pay Later
February 25, 2014
Key Largo, Florida (PRWEB) October 26, 2013
This November, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas presents three exciting reasons to enjoy the perfect vacation and save while in the Florida Keys: "The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower nightly rate for each additional day booked; guests can receive a generous up to 50 percent off rates or complimentary night stays at all KeysCaribbean luxury resorts all season; an advance booking special that requires no deposit until two weeks prior to arrival date; plus a 100 percent cancellation guarantee.
The Florida Keys showcase many signature events during November, including a thrilling powerboat race, a challenging bridge run and the opportunity to take unique holiday photos with a dolphin.
On your mark, get set, GO! From Nov. 3-10, the city of Key West will come together for the Key West World Championship Race. Internationally known as the Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing, this event is one of Key West’s longstanding traditions. Come out and take on this high speed, offshore challenge in the Key West Harbor and surrounding waters. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy first-rate Key West accommodations at Ambrosia Key West where a complimentary night with a four night minimum stay or up to a 50 percent discount is offered.
On Nov. 9, enjoy gorgeous views while challenging yourself at the 5th Annual Key Largo Bridge Run. This event will take place at the 65-foot-high, 1.25-mile-long Jewfish Creek Bridge and the southern portion of the 18-Mile Stretch. Open for all ages, this event will be held in conjunction with a health and fitness expo. Attendees and participants can enjoy luxury Key Largo accommodations at Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina and Ocean Pointe Resort Suites & Marina, which offer courtesy Wi-Fi Internet and unlimited local and long distance calls, the up to 50 percent off special discount and every fourth night on-the-house with a minimum three night stay.
In Marathon, Holiday Photos with a Dolphin at Dolphin Research Center will be offered throughout the month of November. “Meet the Dolphin” guests have the chance to go onto a floating dock to give backrubs, share a "flippershake" with a dolphin and have a photo taken. Those who participate in the program can bring their own Santa hats, reindeer antlers or other accessories to use while posing. Nearby, Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina and Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon, and Village at Hawks Cay Villas & Marina in Duck Key, offer luxury Florida Keys accommodations with free Wi-Fi Internet and free unlimited local and long distance calls. The resorts also offer the up to 50 percent special discount or a complimentary night with a minimum stay of three nights at Village at Hawks Cay or five nights at Coral Lagoon or Indigo Reef.
"November in the Florida Keys includes events that are truly unique and can only happen here in the Keys. With so much to do and see, we are pleased to provide our guests with great deals, including our special discount of up to 50 percent off our normal rates, as well as our complimentary night stay packages and advance booking rate,” said Sam Schorr, KeysCaribbean managing director.
Discounts are subject to availability. Some restrictions apply to the 100 Percent Cancellation Guarantee. To receive the advance booking special, booking must be made a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival date. Complimentary night stays require minimum night stays, have limited availability and certain restrictions apply. Please see the KeysCaribbean website for more details. For reservations book direct at keyscaribbean or call #
KeysCaribbean is a dynamic, boutique resort company specializing in operating Florida Keys resort villas and marinas from Key Largo to Key West. CEO Craig Hunt, the former vice chairman of Intercontinental Hotel Group and past president of Holiday Inn Worldwide, along with managing director Sam Schorr, possess more than 60 years of experience in operating and marketing unique and exclusive destination resorts and marinas.
KeysCaribbean is committed to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Florida program. Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina is designated as a Green Lodging property by the Florida Green Lodging Program.
February 24, 2014
By Alister Bull
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The most revealing thing about Janet Yellen’s widely praised Senate confirmation hearing performance last week might not have been what she said, but what she didn’t say – and how she didn’t say it.
President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve smiled and nodded her way through a two-hour hearing on Thursday without giving the Senate Banking Committee any real clues as to how she views near-term monetary policy choices.
She made plain that she thought it important to maintain aggressive efforts to spur U.S. economic growth and hiring. But her comments went no further than last month’s statement from the Fed’s policy-setting committee.
Senators asked her how long the central bank could keep buying bonds, and seemed satisfied with her mild observation that purchases could not go on forever. She provided no clues to whether she leans toward reducing them next month, or next year.
Economists had not expected her to intentionally front-run decisions yet to be made by the Fed’s policy-setting committee. For one thing, current Fed chief Ben Bernanke doesn’t step down until January 31. Yellen is expected to comfortably secure confirmation by the full Senate to replace him.
But successfully parrying questions before Congress without accidentally hinting on future policy was seen as an important first success for the 67-year-old former professor.
“She understood how to give an answer that was at least somewhat responsive to the question, without betraying any new information. It was an impressive performance,” said Stephen Oliner, a former senior Fed economist.
A second thing she didn’t say anything about was her view on strengthening the Fed’s forward guidance on when it might eventually raise interest rates.
Here she owes a big assist to the senators. No one asked about it even though speculation is rife that the Fed will soon decide to keep rates near zero at least until the jobless rate drops to 6.0 percent. Its current threshold is 6.5 percent.
Still, Yellen’s performance on other issues left little doubt that if she had been asked, she would have offered an even-handed discussion on the economic literature around the issue, with scant information on where she stood.
That was how she dealt with the query from Virginia Senator Mark Warner on lowering the interest the Fed pays on the excess reserves it holds for banks, which some officials think would be a way to give the economy a bit more stimulus.
Yellen explained the pros and cons, reminded lawmakers that reducing IOER, as it is called, could be problematic for the money market mutual fund industry, and left them none the wiser.
Keeping calm under pressure is an important quality for a successful central banker.
Fed watchers reckoned that it took Bernanke a year to really settle into the role, and recall the tell-tale quaver in his voice that betrayed the strain of being grilled by lawmakers.
To be sure, Yellen got far kinder treatment than Bernanke often received. Perhaps that was because the Fed’s Republican critics did not want to be seen baiting the first woman nominated to lead the central bank. Or perhaps they felt it would draw attention away from Obama’s healthcare woes.
But there was also interest in whether her reticence on shedding light on future policy might reflect a desire to avoid building expectations, which her colleagues at the Fed would subsequently have to either validate or ignore.
In essence, will the Yellen Fed be more like the Bernanke Fed or the Fed under Alan Greenspan? Greenspan was much more likely to offer clues on where he wanted to lead policy.
“Greenspan would give a little wink and nod and then the committee would have to go along after the fact,” said Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan in New York.
“It is a probably good thing for the committee overall that she can sit in front of Congress and answer questions in a way that does not make the committee feel like their next move has to deliver on expectations set by what the chairman had already said.”
(Reporting by Alister Bull; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Chizu Nomiyama)
Rick Otton Urges NSW Residents to Consider Alternative Property Investment Strategies as First-Home Owner Levels Decline to Historic Low
February 24, 2014
Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
Australian real estate millionaire and author, Rick Otton, will reveal many of his ‘radical’ property investment strategies at an ultimate real estate bootcamp introductory seminar in NSW next month. Mr Otton said he believed the March 16 seminar would offer much-needed alternative techniques to disillusioned home buyers and investors in the state.
Figures released by Australian Property Monitors this month have revealed the number of people in NSW looking to buy their first house fell to a 21-year low despite government incentives for first-timers.
There were just 998 loans (for both new and existing homes) taken out by first-timers across the state, compared with 2217 in Victoria and 1556 in Western Australia.
Property analysts have blamed the dramatic collapse in the loans taken out by first-home buyers on changes in stamp duty exemptions. Under the government changes, financial incentives are now only available for new houses and apartments, not existing properties. However, new properties are usually less affordable to purchase than existing homes.
Passive Income Stream
Mr Otton said his NSW property investment course would particularly focus on young people and families trying to claw their way out of the rental market into first-time home ownership.
“It’s obvious government incentives in NSW are not working. In fact, most of the traditional real estate strategies in Australia are failing to provide long-term wealth or any means of asset protection for home buyers and investors,” he said.
“My message for seminar participants is that if you’ve ever wanted to know how to build a passive income stream so you can retire early or quit work forever, I will show you how. I’ll show you how to buy a house for $1 and generate positive cash flow from day one – even if you have no deposit, no bank loan and no real estate experience.”
In 1991, Mr Otton discovered a no-money-down strategy for buying houses. Over the next 12 months, he employed this innovative strategy to buy more than 75 properties without a bank or deposit. Since then, he has bought hundreds more.
“Because I love real estate and have built my wealth via my multiple property portfolio, I would love nothing more than to share my discoveries with people around Australia.”
Seating will be strictly limited as the March 16 event in NSW is free. The live-training property investment seminar will include demonstrations, interactive exercises and activities, case studies and lessons in cutting-edge strategies.
To register for the limited-seats event visit HowToBuyAHouseForADollar.com.au
About Rick Otton
Rick Otton has spent decades making money by snapping up inexpensive real estate and putting it to work building wealth. Now, he’s teaching other Aussies how to do the same. He is the founder and CEO of We Buy Houses, which operates in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand putting his strategies to work every day.
Otton got his start in alternative real estate investment in 1991 and within a year acquired 76 properties. In years after, he made a fortune using his low-risk, high-reward strategies to inexpensively acquire real estate.
Now, Otton wants to share the wealth by sharing the wisdom, teaching us how to buy and sell real estate without cutting banks and other middlemen in on the deal.
Otton has been featured in a variety of television programs and magazines, including Today Tonight, A Current Affair, Australian Property Investor and more.
More information at RickOtton
February 23, 2014
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
Four Corners, Inc. and its companies, G-TAG® Tribal Markets and Good-Time Action® Games, announced record operating income for 2013. The company also obtained an agreement for a new senior credit facility which establishes the first major commercial lending relationship in Four Corners’ history.
Good-Time Action® Games continued its dominant position as Texas’ largest distributor of bingo games and supplies to charitable bingo operators. Four Corners companies helped Texas charities raise more than $25 million through regulated bingo operators in 2013.
Moreover, Four Corners’ companies led a fundraising effort for the West Volunteer Fire Department to help the victims of the devastating fertilizer plant explosion that crippled the small central Texas town. The company’s employees helped organize a “Bingo Night” fundraising event across the state of Texas. Held on June 1st, the “Bingo Night” raised more than $70 thousand to aid West, Texas.
Jeremy Tyra, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Corners said, “It is a privilege for Good-Time Action® Games to help charitable Bingo operators raise money for important community organizations that nourish programs such as volunteer fire departments and after school child care. And in Oklahoma we are proud that G-TAG® Tribal Markets gets to be a part of providing a gaming experience that helps contribute to the preservation of the cultural heritage and traditions of Native Americans.”
2013 marked the rollout of three new revolutionary products by Four Corners’ companies: MegaKeno® offering the nation’s first CASH jackpot of more than two million dollars to players at three tribal casinos operated by the Chickasaw Nation including WinStar World Casino and Resort ; G-MAXX®, a patented portable electronic gaming device for charitable bingo operators; and the installation of Class II games manufactured by WMS® in Oklahoma casinos by G-TAG® Tribal Markets.
More than two million dollars worth of investments and start-up capital funds provided by Four Corners’ companies was either fully repaid or generated positive returns on the investments in 2013.
Four Corners’ companies stayed at the forefront of seeking legislative and regulatory solutions that will help charitable operators. A new petition for rule-making at the Texas Lottery Commission would permit bingo players to have accounts on their card minders which would eliminate frequent trips to the cashier and offer a wider choice of games to play.
Knowles Cornwell, the Chief Operating Officer of Four Corners said, “If charitable operators could receive an additional three dollars for every bingo card minder currently in use, the proposed rule could generate approximately $36 million for Texas’ charities.”
Four Corners also made the following promotions and changes to its executive team in 2013:
Jeremy Tyra – President and CEO, Director
Nick Holt, Chief Financial Officer
Tom Foley – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Compliance Committee
Knowles Cornwell – Director
John Schreiber – Compliance Committee
Mike Peterson – Compliance Committee
About Four Corners, Inc.
Four Corners, Inc. is a Dallas based holding and investment company that provides the best gaming experience for players and in turn makes more money for charitable and tribal gaming operators. It’s companies include:
G-TAG® TRIBAL MARKETS distributes a large variety of gaming products to the Tribal gaming market. This includes Class II and Class III electronic gaming machines as well as other ancillary games such as Keno, Bingo, electronic poker, and table games. G-TAG® continues to capitalize on its’ sales and service networks to provide the best customer experience and minimize product down-time.
Good-Time Action® Games leverages more than three decades of experience in a regulated market for charitable bingo in Texas. The company distributes innovative gaming solutions including its proprietary GMAXX®, Win Indicator bingo pull tab tickets, as well as a wide array of other bingo games and supplies. Good-Time Action® Games runs a rapid response customer service network to ensure that play is not interrupted.
February 23, 2014
London, UK (PRWEB) October 31, 2008
OnlineBingo.co.uk, the UK’s leading bingo portal and review site, has launched its very own bingo game with a twist. The free to play skill based game brings in elements of bingo but pits the user against the clock.
The game is single player and the user marks, or daubs, just a single card – a far cry from regular online bingo games. Against the clock, the user must ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ the ball that is called. The player must check their card and make the correct decision and points are available in a variety of ways; from making the correct decision to acting quickly. Ben Starr, a spokesman for Online Bingo UK says,
‘Skill Bingo is an exciting new take on bingo. The user is active during the game which brings it closer to land bingo rather than the auto-daubing world of online bingo.’
Skill Bingo throws in some special balls which aim to add to the excitement – bingo balls that could better a player’s score and give a time boost, or have the opposite effect.
The 90-ball free bingo game starts with three minutes on the clock and the level is complete when all the user’s fifteen numbers are marked off. The player will earn extra points if there is time remaining on the clock. The next level will commence with twenty seconds less on the countdown timer – making the game harder with each level completed.
There is a brief How To Play section which will give the user a rundown of the game as well as some tips and tricks. Ben Starr went on to say,
‘The game is easy to pick up, free and a great deal of fun. We have created 3 different leader boards so members can see how their scores rank. The game has leader boards for ‘Today’, ‘This Month’ and ‘All-Time’ and we expect competition to be rife!’
Online Bingo UK aim to have the game sponsored each month which means players ranked at the top of the monthly and all-time leader boards would be in line to receive prizes. Early indications are that prizes will include iPods and funded bingo accounts at sites that the portal holds in high regard. Bingo sites including Sun Bingo and 888Ladies are rumoured to be among the first sponsors.
February 22, 2014
Antigua, W.I. (PRWEB) August 2, 2006
For many years and in many places around the world, traditional bingo halls have played home to a dedicated and long standing group of bingo players. Though many still thrive today, the world of online bingo has created a whole new community of people who have come to love and cherish bingo. Most people are well aware of the popularity of online poker but fewer people seem to appreciate the numbers involved when quantifying the online bingo family.
Being able to play 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world and in the comfort of your chosen location are just three of the many reasons that have helped create the ever burgeoning world of online bingo. One quick browse on the Internet will show you how many online bingo sites now exist with new ones popping up all the time. It is the pure demand for online bingo that initially created and continues to sustain this exponential growth. Poker may look like the ‘trendy’ online pursuit but the numbers do not lie and online bingo continues to delight millions.
Much like in traditional bingo halls, it is easy to observe the community spirit and friendly atmosphere that attracts so many online bingo players. Sitting at the computer and playing online bingo is a quick, easy and convenient way to enjoy game playing and make new friends. To ensure the integrity of the game and the members, online bingo is carefully monitored and well regulated. Many do not appreciated just how exciting, compelling and friendly the world of online bingo has become but just one visit to an online bingo site will soon introduce you to what you are missing.
Some consider online bingo to be somehow less respectable than a bingo hall, but the reality of online bingo is different from bad perceptions. In reality, online bingo is great fun and enjoyed by millions worldwide, many of whom enjoy the traditional bingo hall too. For the older generation, traditional bingo halls are a part of life but in any given online bingo game room you will find people of all ages. Some older people are relatively housebound and online bingo provides the perfect way to ensure they can still indulge in their favorite game. Young, old, middle-aged people from every walk of life make up the online bingo community and create a unique gaming environment. If you love fun, love bingo and enjoy chatting with people who share your passion for the game, online bingo is a quick, easy and round the clock way to enjoy your favorite game.
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February 22, 2014
Kylie Minogue has played a surprise performance at a pub in east London.
Guests at The Old Blue Last pub were enjoying a Kylie-themed evening, with Kylie Karaoke and Bingo, when the star herself arrived at the venue and performed a three-track set to the shocked crowd.
She sang two new tracks from her forthcoming album Kiss Me Once, including new single Into The Blue.
She also performed the classic Can’t Get You Out Of My Head at the venue in Shoreditch.
Into The Blue is out in the UK on March 9 and the album follows on March 17.
Writing on Twitter, Kylie said: Thanks to the pub, The Old Blue Last in London for a GREAT night!! Kylie-Karaoke, Bingo & #KissMeOnce photo booth!
February 21, 2014
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday she’s "deeply concerned" about the culture at Ontario Power Generation in the wake of Tuesday’s auditor general’s report that uncovered generous salaries, pensions and bonuses at the government-owned utility.
"We have a need for the government to have more control over the compensation packages," Wynne said Wednesday. "This has recurred over time, not just the time we’ve been in government," she said.
Tuesday’s auditor general’s report resulted in the firing of two OPG vice presidents and its chief financial officer.
Wynne said she wants to bring in legislation to give the government more direct oversight over compensation of top-level bureaucrats.
"We need to have more direct control over the compensation packages, and that’s what we’re going to put in place," she said. "Government needs to have the levers to exercise that control."
February 19, 2014
The head of Toronto Community Housing will hang onto his job, though he’ll be attending classes and working with a coach to improve his performance.
On Thursday, the organization’s board issued a news release saying that it had worked with Gene Jones to put together a plan "to strengthen his managerial practices and improve executive performance."
The board had called in outside counsel to probe allegations of "improper conduct" by Jones.
A report was then filed that found Jones "failed to exercise proper management oversight and follow board processes and procedures" in some circumstances.
While Jones will stay with TCH, a number of steps will be taken, including:
An executive coach will work with Jones "to provide a focus for performance improvement."
A peer-mentoring program will be developed to provide "senior support and guidance."
A forthcoming management plan will link half of Jones’s bonus to "organizational excellence related to improvement in managerial style and performance."
Jones will take part in an executive leadership program at a university.
Jones will have a "thorough performance review" in six months and he will not be eligible for a bonus for 2013.
Bud Purves, the chair of the board of directors, said in a statement Thursday that Jones was brought to the organization to help restore its credibility.
Purves said that Jones had worked hard to provide better service to residents, though the board decided that "there are areas for improvement in management style and performance."
Jones has not been available to reporters for comment.
Mayor Rob Ford told reporters earlier this week that Jones had his full support and wasn’t going anywhere.
He reiterated that view on Thursday.
"I support Gene Jones," he said. "I don’t think any of us are perfect and he has done a phenomenal job at Toronto Community Housing."
Using a hockey analogy, Ford said that while Jones was "spending two minutes in the penalty box," that didn’t mean he was being "kicked off the team."