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Star Trek Fan’s Poker Face

STAR Trek fans. Na-noo. Na-noo.

The Poker Anorak brings news from the world of fantasy, sci-fi and meals for one. A Star Trek fan who paid who paid $6000 for a poker-player’s visor worn by the android Data on the …

Posted: 31st, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Year’s Eve In Vegas With Paris Hilton

THE Palazzo, Las Vegas, is open.

What is The Palazzo? Why, it’s the newest mega-resort casino on the Las Vegas Strip..

And it’s open in time for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

On Freemont Street, The Doobie Brothers and The …

Posted: 31st, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bed And Bored At the Niagara Casino

sink.jpgAN advert for a holiday to Niagara. For those of you not cold enough, wet enough or bored enough, this is the trip of your dreams.

But this IS Niagara, you say. It rhymes with Viagra. It puts vim and …

Posted: 21st, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Censoring Casino And Poker Adverts Does Not Work

simpsons-poker.jpgWHAT would happen if a minor were exposed to an advert for online poker?

Very possibly, the child would ignore it, more interested in the surrounding adverts for sugar, toys and debt consolidation services.

But if the child is a …

Posted: 20th, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drew Carey On Poker In The US

POKER has a celebrity face. Says American actor and game show host Drew Carey: “Maybe Dallas wouldn’t be ranked as the 34th most dangerous city in America if Dallas police weren’t devoting precious resources to raiding friendly poker games played …

Posted: 4th, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino Tycoon Stanley Ho Buys A Dog Truffle

truf-pig.jpg EVERY year Anorak keeps a close eye out for the giant truffle story.

Often it is filed under “Pig Story”. There are many tabloid pig stories, notably: British Pork Scratching Week; celebrity A adopts Vietnamese pot-bellied pig; Jamie Oliver; A …

Posted: 2nd, December 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


UK Casino Wins Carbuncle Award

glasgow-town-casino.jpgANOTHER day and to another starry awards do – this one for Prospect architecture magazine’s Carbuncle awards.

And know that Coatbridge town centre, North Lanarkshire, is Scotland’s most awful place according to the Carbuncle awards.

And the worst building is …

Posted: 26th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blackpool Loses Casino Bid And Sinks

donkey.jpgTHE Blackpool Citizen has news of a “town hall slanging match”. Council activities are often dull affairs. But Blackpool is out of season and the locals are making their own entertainment.

The argument is over the future of conference facilities …

Posted: 22nd, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Anika Wins Casino Pole Dance Invitational

OVER at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, the dress close is strict: bikinis only.

Inside the casino’s JET nightclub 25 bikini-clad contestants are taking part on the Pole-A-Palooza championships. To the best pole dancer, the spoils. To the worst, a …

Posted: 22nd, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Casino To Surive Global Warming

FOR those of you who harbour dreams of owning a river boat, news from Canada.

Gateway Casinos is about to move its New Westminster casino from the Royal City Star riverboat to a land venue.

So the boat is redundant. …

Posted: 21st, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


England To Be Undone By Slaven Bilic’s Poker Face

IF poker has any part of play in England’s game against Croatia, Steve McLaren’s team are doomed.

Blessed with all the guile of Phil Collins in a thong, England could be undone by Slavin Billic.

The former West Ham defender …

Posted: 21st, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


War On Terror Bingo: Eyes Down…

airport-security.jpgTWO fat ladies… Excess Baggage!

News reaches the Casino Anorak that flyers aboard British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Airlines jets will soon be playing bingo.

Last year, passengers aboard Delta Airlines were invited to play Texas Hold …

Posted: 19th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


New Frontier Casino for Cold Women And Dirty Beer

frontier.jpgTHE Casino And Bonus Obliteration Operation Module (CABOOM!) claims another victim.

After the death of The Stardust hotel-casino, the New Frontier casino on the north end of the Vegas Strip is now so much dust and bits of cement and …

Posted: 13th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


America’s ‘Bald Protectionism’ And Hypocrisy Over Online Casino

OVER there, in America, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is looking at online poker. He has considered the game from all angles and thinks it would be best if anyone caught playing online were jailed for two-years and fined $25,000 fine.…

Posted: 13th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino News: One-Legged Bandit Strikes Rachel Hunter

DESPITE giving her all in a tight bodice and heels, Penny Lancaster has been dismissed from the Strictly Come Dancing pro-celebrity dance troop amid controversial scenes, of a force not witnessed since last week.

With a high kick that renders …

Posted: 12th, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino: How To Wynn In Macau

ALWAYS good when doing business in foreign lands to know the cultural nuances. Better yet to know them and adhere to them.

So here’s billionaire casino developer Steve Wynn speaking at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2007 conference. Wynn is the …

Posted: 1st, November 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Strip Casino

THE Daily’s Star’s Page 3 Girl Malene brings news. She has made her TV debut.

Lights down and send granny from the room as Malene appears on Red Hot Roulette. Malene is our ‘Lass Vegas’, two parts of show fronted …

Posted: 30th, October 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino Refuses To Pay Out Million Jackpot

GARY Hoffman is at the nickel slot machines at the Sandia Resort and Casino on an Indian reservation in New Mexico. It is Aug. 16, 2006 He hits the button. Wheels spin.

“I became ecstatic,” he says. He has just …

Posted: 25th, October 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Chumbolone Casino: Gambling In Chicago

THE British Government’s attitude to casinos has been well documented. To recap: casinos are popular and the politicos would like a slice of the action. Casinos will raise money for the Treasury.

And news reaches the Casino Anorak of official …

Posted: 25th, October 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Joseph Navarro FBI Training Tells At Poker

THIS in the Telegraph: “A former FBI spy catcher has transferred his

behaviour-reading skills to the equally devious world of international poker.”

Did you know, for instance, the “hunched posture” indicates insecurity and that “joggling legs” suggest confidence. Joseph Navarro …

Posted: 23rd, October 2007 | In: Sports | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino: Aspinalls And The Whale

FOUAD al-Zayat is nicknamed The Fat Man. He is a “whale”. We have no picture to hand of Syrian-born Mr al-Zayat and cannot say if this nom-de-guerre is founded on fact or irony.

But he is in the news. In …

Posted: 23rd, October 2007 | In: Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Casino: San Antonio Police Find that Crime Pays

SAYS WSOP bracelet holder Richard Lee: “I’m glad it’s over,” and added “Now I need to go win another poker tournament.”

Lee, who won $2.8 million at the 2006 WSOP main event, has not just been trapped in a room …

Posted: 18th, October 2007 | In: Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0