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News Analysis: Macao’s Economy to Grow Fast

Macao’s economy will hopefully expand on a fast track this year on the back of robust tourism business, rise of tax revenues from casinos and picking-up exports, economists and government authorities have agreed.

 

The gross domestic product (GDP) of Macao is expected to grow 5percent or more in 2002 in an optimistic estimate from Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah, who is now visiting Inner Mongolia.

 

Ho noted there that “Macao’s economy has entered a period of embryonic recovery, compared with negative and zero increase before it returned to the motherland, thanks to strong support from the central government and social stability.”

 

Lao Pun Lap, president of the Macao Society of Economics Study,is also upbeat. “The economy could increase by nearly 6 percent in the whole year unless there were sudden changes in the outside world in the second half,” he said Friday.

 

Tourist arrivals in the special administrative region (SAR) went up a year-on-year 9.3 percent to 5.48 million in the first half of this year, helped by streamlined UFABet procedures for China’s inlanders to visit Macao and Hong Kong and a much higher number of travel agencies entrusted to manage the SAR-bound tours.

 

The increase of inland tourists was eye-catching, soaring 37.5 percent to 1.87 million. And they were the most generous group, spending money almost doubling that of tourists from other places.

 

The Macao Government Tourist Office is seeking to make tourists stay longer and spend more as the number of same-day visitors reached more than 2.3 million or 42 percent of the total in the first six months of the year.

 

As a result of encouraging casino performance, the SAR government raked in 3.45 billion patacas (431.25 million US dollars) in tax revenues from gambling sites from January to …


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Surprise Cards Signed By Voice Ligaz11 Actors Of Hit TV Show !!

FUNimation Productions Ltd.     _

 

DRAGON BALL Z Collectible Cards Series II From Artbox To Have Hidden Treasures: Surprise Cards Signed By Voice Actors Of Hit TV Show !!

 

-Autographing Session Set For March 15th At FUNimation-

Ft. Worth, TX – Voice actor stars of Dragon Ball Z are set to make their mark in card collecting history as they pen there names on a series of Original Japanese Hero Collection Dragon Ball Z trading cards that will be hidden treasures in Artbox Entertainment’s long awaited Series II Dragon Ball Z collectible trading cards, announced FUNimation Productions Ltd. and Artbox.

 

On Thursday, March 15th, five voice actors from the top rated Dragon Ball Z TV series on the Cartoon Network will gather at the headquarters of FUNimation Productions Ltd., producers and licensors of Dragon Ball Z based in Forth Worth, Texas, for the big one-time signing session. The actors will ink a limited number of Dragon Ball Z cards which Artbox will randomly place in Dragon Ball Z collectible card packs. For every 120 packs of the cards, one signed card will be included for lucky purchasers. Most cards should be discovered during the next 60 to 90 days, but some may remain in the market for a half-year or more.

 

Gen Fukunaga, President of FUNimation, said, “The collectors of the Artbox Dragon Ball Z trading cards are a loyal and wonderfully supportive group and all of us at FUNimation want to bring them something special. We hope they enjoy finding and saving the signed cards.”    Chris Rose, Marketing Manager of Artbox, said, “We’re all excited about the Dragon Ball Z card signing promotion, which could be one of the biggest events in the history of non-sport trading cards. Among trading card collectors, this is big!”

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Explanation of Ligaz11″Tex’s TEARS”

Most casinos try their best to host a decent poker tournament that will hopefully be a pleasant and memorable experience for all the participants. Besides the enormous amount of work it takes to mold and launch a successful tournament, one of the biggest headaches is trying to keep the events at a reasonable length. Events that run too long tend to throw scheduling of help (just as an example) out of kilter.

So, as it stands now, most tournament events are hastened along by having structures that include those big 100% blind and ante increases. As most of you know, later in an event this can be very devastating for a player. It is not uncommon to find that not one player left in the event (when down to a few tables) has enough chips to continue reasonable ligaz11 play. This is one of the main reasons deals have to be made at the final table and this should not be the norm. A player should be allowed to utilize his skills to gather chips and advance in an event with an opportunity to win it all. The way most tournament structures are, you must get lucky to win.

In an effort to help resolve this problem, we have come up with a system that calls for average blind and ante increases of less than 50%. As an example of how the system would basically work, suppose there were 1,000 players seated for an event that was scheduled to last only 6 hours. In this case, each level would have to be 15 minutes. If the same event and players were set for 23 hours, each level would have to be 60 minutes long. If you have 200 players with 15 minutes per level, the tournament would last about 4 …


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Second Big Judi Slot Online Casino Win This Week

Jackpot 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 oldest, largest and most respected casino on the Internet.

 

Big Flash Casino Launches New Site

 

Big Flash Casino – Big Flash Casino, the most popular no-download Judi Slot Online casino on the Internet, announces the launch of its exciting new site.

 

Featuring 47 games, Big Flash’s new …


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Pragmatic Expert Picks: Favorite Casinos

So where do the experts play? We asked several Internet gambling gurus to tell us their favorite online casinos. Here’s how they responded.

Eric Morris, Publisher, Gambling Online Magazine

“I generally have accounts open with all my advertisers and like to support those who support Gambling Online Magazine. If I had to pick 3 that I visit often, I would choose Intercasino , VIPSports, and Gaming Club.”

Bryan Bailey, Publisher, Casinomeister.com

“This is a difficult question to answer. It’s like, “What’s your favorite movie?” or “What is your favorite meal?” It depends on what mood I’m in or how much extra time I have on my hands. When I am on the go, “Slotland” is my choice since slots are my cup of tea, and it goes well with a red wine. I prefer a Hungarian red wine that I’ve been recently turned on to. It makes my visit to Slotland very nice. Maybe it’s because I play at Slotland at night with the lights turned off. Very aesthetic. I’ve been hanging around Spin Palace, Captain Cooks, and Intercasino a lot. They’ve got some good promos and loyalty programs and their service reps are outstanding. They go well with a medium light Hefe Weissen with the lights turned on during the day.”

Spearmaster, Publisher, Got2Bet.com

“I have a number of favorite casinos, for different reasons.

  1. Captain Cook’s Casino and Casino Kingdom, for their almost-instant email support and selection of games.
  2. All Slots, First Web and Wild Jack casinos for their solid support, fast payment and variety of games.
  3. Casino Atlantis Online, for their superb graphics and multiplayer games. It’s very hard for me to single out one casino with a tremendous selection like this available.”

Mark Balestra, Author, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Gambling

“DrHoLite.com…….. because it tastes great. …


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Introduction

Boston 5 is a poker based game I noticed at Harrah’s in Las Vegas. The game is owned by New Vision Gaming. Following are the rules, strategy, and house advantage for the game.

Rules

 

Play begins with the player making an ante bet and a “first wager.” The first wager must be exactly double the ante.

 

There is also an optional 3 card bonus bet. The pay table can vary from casino to casino, see table 1 for one example. The player can not make this bet alone but must play the main game.

Players then receive 3 cards each. Sharing of information between players is not allowed.

 

If the player made the 3 card bonus bet and has at least a pair then he should show the dealer his cards to receive payment.

 

After reviewing the first three cards the player must decide to either fold or raise. If the player folds he forfeits his cards and all bets. If the player raises he must make a “second wager” exactly equal to the first wager.

 

The dealer will then deal each player still in the game two more cards.

Each hand is individually compared to the dealer’s five-card hand, the highest hand wins.

If the player’s hand beats the dealer’s hand then the player shall win even money on the first and second wagers, and the ante shall push.

 

If the dealer’s hand beats the player’s hand then the player shall lose his first and second wagers and the ante.

 

If the player’s hand and dealer’s had are exactly equal in value (highly unlikely) the first and second wagers and the ante shall push.

 

Regardless of whether the player or dealer has the higher hand the player shall be eligible for …


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Ronaldo’s 300, Fernandez quits on air, Barça drop QQ Online points

Barcelona and Real Madrid both won in midweek to keep Barca’s lead to four points.

 

The blaugrana had no trouble dispatching Almeria 4-0 at home, with Lionel Messi bending a 20 yarder into the far corner for a goal much like his strike for Argentina against Iran at the World Cup.

 

Real won 2-0 across town at Rayo Vallecano with two second-half strikes. Cristiano Ronaldo headed in the opener, his 300th goal for the club and James Rodriguez tapped in a second, but both the Colombian and Toni Kroos picked up bookings and will miss a match having accrued five yellows.

 

Ronaldo also entered the referee’s notebook for simulation in comical fashion when he had clearly been upended in the box by Rayo’s Antonio Amaya lunging in. The league later overturned the bonkers call.

 

Daniel Carvajal, Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos & Ronaldo however remain on four bookings, one short of a one-match suspension as the title race enters its final lap.

 

* Deportivo La Coruna manager Victor Fernandez gave an extraordinarily cathartic QQ Online post-match press conference in the wake of his side’s 1-1 draw with Cordoba, announcing he was sacked.

 

His side had struggled to overcome the bottom club at the Riazor, equalising with only three minutes to go, and with his team sitting one place and two points above the relegation zone by the end of it, Fernandez confessed his time was up.

 

The club president, he explained, had telephoned him on Monday to tell him it was win or be fired, and he had not won.

 

An emotional Fernandez told journalists he felt he had given his best effort and left the stage with immense dignity and respect wholly intact.

 

* On Saturday, Real coasted to a …


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Diaz rolls dice for title Togel Hongkong bout

A visitor to Julio Diaz’s training camp was trying rather delicately to make the point to Diaz that most boxing experts expect him to have a difficult time with Jose Luis Castillo in their lightweight title fight Saturday at Mandalay Bay.

 

Diaz, though, wasn’t interested in euphemisms or political correctness. He’s heard the whispers and was as blunt as subtle as a punch to the nose.

 

“Hey,” he said, “they expect him to kill me. I think a lot of people think he might mop the floor with me. I understand that. He’s a big name and I’m just this kid who’s willing to stand up and say, `Heck yeah, I want this chance.’ But I’m crazy enough to think I can win.”

 

Diaz, 25, gambled Togel Hongkong away a world title for the opportunity, giving up the IBF championship in order to be able to fight Castillo.

 

Castillo, who is widely regarded as the world’s top lightweight, was slated to fight Las Vegan Diego Corrales, the WBO champion who is regarded as the world’s second-best 135-pounder, on Saturday. But that fight was scuttled by contractual squabbles. Diaz stepped in.

 

The only problem is he already had signed to defend his belt against Levander Johnson. And though the IBF had indicated to Diaz’s management that it would have granted him an exception to allow him to fight Castillo and retain his belt, he chose to give it up so Johnson could fight for the vacant title.

 

It was a bold move by a guy who was so lightly regarded just 18 months ago that HBO flatly refused to accept him as an opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather was scheduled to fight on Nov. 1, 2003, and Top Rank proposed Diaz as the opponent.…


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Round The World He Goes: Pengeluaran HK Stephen Constantine, Manager

 

 

There are certainly a whole host of coaches that spend their entire careers in their home country, not venturing far and enjoying varying degrees of success. Failing to cross borders however is an entirely foreign concept for Stephen Constantine.

 

The 47-year-old England-born coach’s resume reads like the itinerary of a fascinating trip to exotic lands, but though he may be something of a football nomad, this is a manager who has enjoyed success wherever he has travelled. A Pengeluaran HK serious knee injury ended Constantine’s playing days quite early (he was 27), yet he was able to transform that disappointment into a positive and make his mark as a top-level manager.

 

Stephen Constantine.

 

Having coached four national teams including Nepal, India, Malawi, and Sudan, Constantine’s views on the world’s most popular sport are quite interesting to say the least. Now in Cyprus as boss of APEP FC, Constantine is excited to be back to the daily grind of club coaching, though the club’s current situation is quite difficult as APEP were recently issued a points deduction and have been condemned to relegation to the Cypriot 2nd division for next season.

 

This has not dampened Constantine’s spirit though. Speaking on his personal website, Constantine stated that he was looking forward to the challenge of rebuilding the team and returning it to the 1st Division.

 

Though he may have seen it all in his travels coaching football, this is a man who has an unquenchable thirst for the game. He describes himself as a firm believer in constantly improving his knowledge and skill. This desire to learn has helped Constantine succeed and the former Chelsea schoolboy player has made a habit of taking over struggling sides, making them competitive and in some cases winning trophies. …


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Robert Togel Pires in Thailand?

 

 

Robert Pires is in line for a shock return to football with Thai Premier League champions Muangthong United. The 37-year-old midfielder is currently training with his old team Arsenal after being released by Villarreal.

 

It appears Pires is unlikely to follow in the footsteps of Sol Campbell, who was given a short term contract by Wenger last season after training with the team on a similar basis. However the former French international is desperate to Togel prolong his playing career and could be tempted by the prospect of joining one of the top teams in South Asia.

 

Robert Procureur, the General Manager of Muangthong United, is hoping to sign Pires in time for the next season which starts in March,

 

“I have been searching for new players from Europe to join our squad next season. I knew Robert Pires from when I visited Arsene Wenger a few years ago and I have already discussed with some people from Arsenal the possibility of bringing Pires to the Thai Premier League. At the moment we are interested in and will try hard to convince him to join Muangthong United,” he said.

 

Muangthong United recently won the Thai Premier League for the second successive season and are also in the final of the Thai FA Cup. They reached the semi finals of the AFC Cup, the Asian equivalent of the Europa League, and are looking to add at least one high profile player to the squad.

 

The club have also been strongly linked with Dwight Yorke and Jesper Blomqvist but Procureur feels that Pires would be the perfect signing,

 

“He is 37 years old but I feel he still has the ability to play as last season he was in the Spanish league with Villarreal. …