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Responsibility in Gambling Trust Announce New Chairman
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The Trustees of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust are delighted to announce that they have appointed Mr
John Greenway, MP as their new chairman. Mr Greenway will succeed Sir David Durie on 5th May. The Trustees
have expressed their thanks to Sir David for his diligence and commitment to the charity.

As an MP, John Greenway has demonstrated both a professional and personal interest in matters pertaining to
the gambling and racing worlds. The robust and independent manner of his chairmanship in 2004 of the All
Party Scrutiny Committee earned him the respect of those on all sides of the debate.

John Greenway has been MP for Ryedale since 1987. He has taken a special interest in gambling issues over a
long period, first as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee (1987 – 1997) and as shadow Minister
for Gambling, both in Home Affairs (1997 – 2000) and Culture, Media & Sport (2000 – 2003). Mr Greenway
resigned from the Conservative frontbench in the summer of 2003 to take up the Chair of the pre-legislative
Scrutiny Committee for the draft Gambling Bill.

John Greenway said ‘As the new Gambling Act now takes effect, the RIGT has a vital role in facilitating a
more focussed effort to address problem gambling issues. I look forward very much to working with the
trustees, who themselves have vast experience of the industry, as well as with the Gambling Commission to
help prevent problem gambling and to provide education, advice and treatment for those who develop a
gambling problem.’

The retiring Chairman, Sir David Durie, said ‘I very much welcome John Greenway’s appointment as my
successor. With his extensive knowledge of the issues surrounding problem gambling, he is well placed to
ensure that the Trust really does achieve its aim of making it less likely that people will become problem
gamblers and more likely that those who do will be able to seek and secure effective help. I wish him and
the Trust well.’…

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Why Do People Gamble at Online Casino Sites
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What is it about gambling that draws people to the online casino world? Why is online casino gambling one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment today?

Gambling is probably one of the oldest forms of entertainment in the world. Today people can take up their favorite gambling pastimes at online casino sites across the internet and are not limited to bingo halls, race tracks or poker rooms as in past years. Today’s gamblers can gamble at online casino sites wherever they want and whenever they want, giving them an enormous amount of freedom that they might not have experienced ten years ago. Online casino sites also offer a huge amount of variety, which is also something that wasn’t available to average gambler a decade ago.

One of the most important factors that draw people to online casino sites is the reward factor. While most people gamble for fun, the element of reward is still very much part of the picture. If gamblers know that at the end of the day they might get a prize – however big or small – from the online casino, they will be more eager to play. Prizes don’t have to be monetary, although winning some cash at the online casino is always appealing. Some gamblers are especially attracted to the cash element because they feel that money equals status and financial freedom.

There are obviously other reasons why people turn to online casino gambling, including the need to escape from reality. This kind of behavior should be treated like any other addiction. Thankfully, most gamblers will tell you that online casino gambling offers them fun, entertainment and convenience – all within the comfort of their own homes.…

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Lady Boy Takes UK Offices Storm
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May 11, 2006 (London, UK) – A viral strip poker game created for, the world’s leading online poker site, has become the latest craze in offices up and down the country. In-house server tracking shows the site has received over 30 million hits and the number keeps accumulating.

The viral tests the player’s poker prowess against on what first impression seems like a very attractive female, who obviously knows a thing or two about cards. This game of strip poker promises to be more interesting than the real thing!

Sara Waller, Marketing Manager of Bowmans, said: “At Bowmans we are all about being innovative – and in this case provocative – at the same time. And it seems we’ve scored a winning hand with our ladyboy. This viral has become just as popular as the Guinness dancing man screen saver that drove everyone bonkers several years ago.”

The highest volume of the new traffic originates from the UK and The Netherlands. “We are astounded at how this viral has taken off – and it isn’t just men who are playing it, women are just as into it as well. It may have something to do with good old British curiosity”, Waller continues.

“The game is lots of fun and it is definitely introducing lots more people to the game of poker, who can’t believe what they’ve been missing. This viral is our wildcard, but at the same time we never underrate what a skilled game poker is.”

Once the game has finished, the player simply forwards the viral to a friend, and moves on to get some serious poker tips from the pros.

The player gets to play ‘down and dirty’ in real gangland style via three short movies filmed in the streets of London, for that authentic underworld touch. These shorts help to pick up some hot tips from the poker professionals such as learning how to read your cards and your opponents.

The viral was designed Brighton based digital marketing company Kerb, using the latest video streaming technology.…

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Why are Online Casino Sites so Popular
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The popularity of online casino sites stems from the fact that gambling is so popular. Online casino sites show an industry that is moving with the times in a world of technology.

Betting and gambling in some form or another has, arguably, taken place since the beginning of time. Eventually this led to the creation of land-based casinos and then, in tune with technological progress and developments, online casino sites were created. Online casino gaming suits today’s society perfectly; a society that likes to do almost everything online, via the computer. Many gambling fans have become online casino fans after years of regularly visiting a land-based casino.

Online casino games are convenient. You can enjoy online casino games almost anywhere and at anytime. You can play your favorite online casino games in the comfort of your own home, and you don’t even have to get dressed up – you can even play in your pajamas if you want and nobody will know. When you play at an online casino you are your own boss; you decide when to start and when to stop, and there are no other players pressuring you to make any rash decisions. Online casino gambling can be a lot more relaxed than land-based casino gambling.

Online casino gaming also offers an option which makes them very attractive, and that is the option to play online casino games for free, for as long as you like, until you feel ready to deposit money and play for real. This is a really great opportunity to play your favorite online casino games for absolutely pure, unadulterated fun. Playing for free also give you a chance to work on your online casino game skills and strategies before you start playing for real money.…

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What Live Dealers are Good For
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What sort of options do you have when choosing to gamble at an online casino site? Do you like to play slots games, or do you prefer to play online casino roulette in the comfort of your own home? Do you revel in the impersonality of online casino gambling, or are you looking for a little added human touch, however big or small, to your online gambling experience?

What sort of options do you have when choosing to gamble at an online casino site? Do you like to play slots games, or do you prefer to play online casino roulette in the comfort of your own home? Do you revel in the impersonality of online casino gambling, or are you looking for a little added human touch, however big or small, to your online gambling experience? Seeing as how you are visiting an online casino site dedicated to live dealers, we’re guessing the latter on that last one. And it is with the option of playing casino games with a live dealer being available that you can get that little human touch added to your gambling on the internet.

This article is not going to go into the specifics of live dealers at online casinos, because there are many different kinds of games at online casinos that may employ live dealers for different reasons in each game. But if you’re going to gamble at an online casino or play games which use live dealers, it is helpful to know at least that they are out there and that online casino companies are looking out for you when it comes to the quality of the gaming experience whether you live in Tasmania or Toledo.

Forget about your average online casino gambling experience, because when you play online casino games using a live dealer, the whole dynamic changes. It is no longer just a computer game, but an interactive game even if you are not actually competing against the dealer himself or herself. That is what live dealers are good for, bringing humanity into the game at an online casino. So if you want that little touch of a human involved in your game, then playing online casino games with liver dealers is definitely the way to go.…