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Choosing an Online Casino

There’s no doubt that the popularity of online gambling has surged in recent years. Plenty of people are discovering the convenience and fun on offer at online casinos across the Internet, though it can be intimidating if you’re new to the exciting world of online gambling. In order to cut down on some of the stress of getting started, here are some things to look for while searching for an online casino to gamble at.

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New Reel Gangsters Slot at Rome Casino

Reel Gangsters SlotNew at Rome Casino is the Reel Gangsters slot game. Featuring a 1920s theme of gangsters, crime and cops, this new 5 reel 20 payline video slot is sure to be a lot of fun.

The slot features great graphics and a fun theme. The symbols are full of fun gangster inspired images, such as bags of money, safes, gun totting gangster, femme fatales, mafia bosses and corrupt cops. There is also a wild symbol and scatter to help you win big with great bonus features.

The wild symbol is a revolver and the scatter is a newspaper. Use the scatter symbol to unlock the bonus game feature which is an off reels gangster crime spree adventure called “Daylight Robbery” which has 5 rounds.

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WSOP Day 8 highlights

The November 9 have been decided as Day 8 of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event comes to a close. The players who will make up the final table when it is played in November are:

  • Seat 1: Darvin Moon – 58,930,000
  • Seat 2: James Akenhead – 6,800,000
  • Seat 3: Phil Ivey – 9,765,000
  • Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel – 12,390,000
  • Seat 5: Steven Begleiter – 29,885,000
  • Seat 6: Eric Buchman – 34,800,000
  • Seat 7: Joe Cada – 13,215,000
  • Seat 8: Antoine Saout – 9,500,000
  • Seat 9: Jeff Shulman – 19,580,000

Darvin Moon still holds a commanding chip lead, and will continue to do so for the next 4 months.

Many are saying that this is one of the most talented final tables that we have seen in the World Series of Poker Main Event. It will also be really great to see a poker pro, Phil Ivey, in the action on the final table.

The final table of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event will run from November 7 from 10.

WSOP Day 7 highlights

The 64 players that started Day 7 of the World Series of Poker Main Event have been trimmed down to just 27.

When play finished for the day Darvin Moon was still the overall chip leader with 20,160,000 in total, and will carry a huge lead on the rest of the field into Day 8. Phil Ivey is still very much in the hunt for his third bracelet of this year’s WSOP with 11,350,000 in chips. Two other well-known players, Antonio Esfandiari and Ludovic Lacay, will have their work cut out for themselves on Day 8 with 4,470,000 and 5,610,000 chips respectively.

WSOP Day 6 highlights

After a long day only 64 of the 185 who started Day 6 of the WSOP Main Event remain.

Notable players to bust on Day 6 include: 2005 Main Event champ Joe Hachem, last year’s champion Peter Eastgate, David Benyamine and long time chip leader from this year’s tournament Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier.

Players to make it to Day 7 include Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, eff Shulman, Tom Schneider, Dennis Phillips, Blair Rodman, Joe Sebok, and Prahlad Friedman. The chip leader is Darvin Moon with almost nearly 10 million.

WSOP Day 5 highlights

407 players have become 185 at the end of Day 5 of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event.

The chip leader going into Day 6 will be Warren Zackey with 4,872,000.

Notable players to bust on Day 5 include: Dan Harrington and actor Lou Diamond Phillips.

Making it to Day 6 are some highly regarded poker players such as Phil Ivey, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Joe Hachem, Antonio Esfandiari, Peter Eastgate and David Benyamine.

WSOP Day 4 highlights

Day 4 saw 789 players start the day and only 407 finish it to make it to Day 5 with Matt Affleck the chip leader with 1,819,000.

The biggest name to bust on Day 4 was Phil Hellmuth who had to watch is pocket rockets be defeated by a straight. After being dealt A♣ A♠ Hellmuth flat called before the flop from a late position. The flop was J♣ 10♦ 5♣. Kevin Jenkins pushed all-in with 83,000, Hellmuth then re-raised all-in with 110,000 and Jose Manuel Gomez called. Jenkins turned over 9♥ 8♥ for an open-ended straight draw, and Gomez showed J♥ 10♣ for two pair. The turn brought the 7♦ giving Jenkins the straight, and the river was the 3♠. Hellmuth out.

And Chris “Jesus” Ferguson was felted by 6 6 6, which is just a little bit eerie.

But the most unfortunate story of the day belonged to Kia Hamadani, the Main Event bubble boy. After being blinded and anted down trying to hang on to make the money, Hamadani was finally all-in with his 500 ante with 4♣ 3♥. The flop came Q♥ 6♥ Q♦. After betting 20,00 to push out the other two remaining players in the hand, Reed Hensel showed 9♥ 2♣. The turn finished it off, giving Hensel a 9♦ and then further rubbed salt in the wound with the 9♠ on the river. With Hamadani’s elimination the room burst into cheers and applause as the remaining players realized that they had made the money. But Hamadani doesn’t go away empty handed, the WSOP and Jack Link’s have agreed to buy him into the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, which is a nice prize for the unfortunate bubble boy.

WSOP Day 3 highlights

At the end of Day 3 789 players remain, with Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier the chip leader with 1,380,500.

Notable players to bust on Day 3: Jennifer Harman, Sam Farha, Greg Raymer and Carlos Mortensen.

Pro players that will be starting Day 4 include: Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Joe Hachem, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, David Benyamine and Paul Wasicka, the 2007 runner-up.

Casino Game of the Week: Cleopatra’s Pyramid Slot

Cleopatra's Pyramid

This week I have been playing Cleopatra’s Pyramid, a 5 reel slot game from Go Casino and Super Slots.

Cleopatra’s Pyramid is a really nice slot machine to play. With it’s classical Egyptian theme featuring Cleopatra, the Sphinx, scarab beetles, pyramids, sarcophagus and more, it has really beautiful graphics, smooth animations, great music and sound effects.

What makes Cleopatra’s Pyramid an exciting slot to play is the multiple bonus features it offers. It has the pretty standard free spins, where you win 15 free spins if you get 3 or more of the scatter symbol (in this case the scarab beetle) anywhere on the reels. But it also gives players the chance to play the bonus game if you can get the pyramid symbol on reels 2 and 4.

Cleopatra's Pyramid Bonus Game

The bonus game in Cleopatra’s Pyramid is a “pick until pop” style off-reels game. You are presented with a pyramid that has 7 levels. You start at the bottom of the pyramid, where there are more stones, and you have to pick one to reveal either an amount of money or an asp (a snake) that will end the bonus game. You progress up each level of the pyramid, and your chances of winning decrease, until you either make it to the top or hit the asp.

I’ve been having moderate success with Cleopatra’s Pyramid, but more importantly it has been a very enjoyable slot to play. If you would like to have go, you can play for free at Go Casino or Super Slots and then once you have the hang of it you can try and win some real money.

WSOP Day 2 highlights

Just like with Day 1, there were multiple Day 2s at this years World Series of Poker Main Event; Day 2a and Day 2b.

Notable players to bust on Day 2: Howard Lederer, Gus Hansen, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Mike Matusow, Erick Lindgren, Thomas “durrrr” Dwan, Barry Greenstein and ‘Amarillo’ Slim Preston.

Pros heading into Day 3 include Phil Ivey with an impress 346,200 chip stack, David Benyamine with 228,800, Phil Hellmuth with 142,900, and OnlineCasinoGame.com favorite Sammy Farha with a respectable 67,500.

The overall chip leader is Amir Lehavot with 610,500, followed by Peter DeBaene with 465,000 and Day 1 leader Troy Weber with 453,200.

Thusday is a rest day before Day 3 begins on Friday July 10.