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01 July 2011

Media Man International - Casino News Media - Media Man Entertainment Report, by Greg Tingle - 1st July 2011


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Australian and Asia Pacific gambling continues to red hot, and some of the red continues to turn to green (moolah), with only a lucky few gamblers actually winning the all elusive 'Big One'.... Media Man investigates...

Frank Miller's Sin City Comes To The World's Largest Online Casino...

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Gibraltar - 17th June 2011 - Following up on last week’s release of Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye at Digital DarkHorse comes more exciting news around this legendary title. Sin City has now entered the online gaming world, with a new game at PartyCasino.com This new five-reel, fifty-line slot features art and story from the widely acclaimed series by comics legend Frank Miller.

When Sin City originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents: Fifth Anniversary Special in April 1991, it was clear that the face of the comics medium had changed forever. Since that time, Miller’s groundbreaking comics noir has found its way into the public consciousness with toys, games, and even a feature-length motion picture. Frank Miller’s Sin City remains one of the most stylized works in the history of the medium, drawing heavily from film noir, including its use of shadow and stark backgrounds. The black-and-white comic was perfectly suited to the original format of Dark Horse’s flagship anthology, with occasional spot usage of primary colors added to later volumes and editions.

"Frank Miller’s Sin City is a very different slot to any other we have launched in recent times. The striking artwork and mature content mean this isn’t a game for the faint hearted," said a spokesman for PartyCasino.com

There are five featured games, which win the player free spins and multipliers: “Straight to Hell,” “The Hard Goodbye,” “He Never Screams,” “Deadly Little Miho,” and “Just Get Warmed Up.” The games feature the series’ main characters: Hartigan, Nancy, Miho, Marv, Kevin, the Yellow B*stard, and Dwight. The game includes mature content and scenes of violence, nudity, and depravation.

PartyCasino.com has the most frequent game launches in the industry and offers over 160 games, including over 100 slots. PartyCasino.com pays out easily over $10 million EVERY DAY to players. “The Big One” is structured as a five-tiered pool. The highest tier—Colossal Cash—seeds at $1.5 million, the biggest online jackpot seed in the industry, and currently stands at over $1.6 million.

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

SIN CITY, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY and all characters therein and all depictions thereof are trademarks of Frank Miller, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ©2011 Frank Miller, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Burswood Casino Haven For Man Attacked By Screwdriver; Sin City Perth?...

A punter was very lucky to escape with his skin after he was ambushed and then robbed by two men armed with a pole and a screwdriver this morning. Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said the 38-year-old man was walking along Great Eastern Highway in Burswood just after 3am today when he was approached by a man wielding a screwdriver. As the man asked the victim if he had any money, a second offender holding a pole approached him from behind, threatening the man before grabbing his backpack. The victim fled to the Burswood Casino. The two men are believed to have ran away on foot with the man's belongings. One of the mongrels was described as being about 23-year-old and wearing a gray jumper, while the second man was wearing a black jumper. Appropriate coloured clothing for the black hearted criminals. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Female Gorilla Bouncer Babe Attacked At Fremantle Pub Pokies Fight...

Two bouncers are in hospital this morning with suspected facial fractures after they were bashed outside a very popular Fremantle pub last night. Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said two security guards were attempting to toss out three mugs from Rosie O'Grady's pub when a scuffle broke out. A female bouncer was allegedly pulled to the ground and punched and kicked by the trio. A male bouncer who tried to come to her aid was also assaulted. A 27-year-old lass and a 45-year-old bloke were taken into police custody. The three men that were being ejected from the pub managed to flee before police arrived. Charges have not yet been laid, and police are continuing to investigate the crime. The security guards injuries are not serious.

Aussie Casino King James Packer And Baillieu In Negotiations Over Gambling Laws...

The Victorian Baillieu government has held talks with gambling tsar James Packer about plans for gamblers to limit their potential losses before beginning to play pokies in Victoria. Both the government and a spokesman for Packer refused to say when and where the discussions took place and if the federal government's plans for the mandatory pre-commitment system or a possible High Court challenge to the proposal were discussed. Crown Casino spokesman Gary O'Neill said: "Crown does not comment on the substance of discussions Packer may or may not have had with anyone."
A spokesman for Premier Ted Baillieu would confirm only that the Premier had chatted with Packer at several functions since winning the November state election.
Gaming Minister Michael O'Brien's spokesman said: "The minister has met with many parties interested in gambling regulation in the seven months since the election and will continue to do so. "Discussions regarding the Victorian government's pre-commitment policies have occurred with various groups including Clubs Victoria, the Interchurch Gambling Taskforce and Crown Ltd (including its chairman, James Packer)." The Reverend Tim Costello, national campaigner for action to reduce problem gambling, said he had been waiting six months for a meeting with Baillieu. He said that Baillieu should be transparent about what contact he had had with Mr Packer.
"I thought Ted Baillieu came to office promising greater transparency," he said.
The Baillieu government supports a voluntary pre-commitment system for poker machines and has threatened a High Court challenge if the Gillard government proceeds with its mandatory pre-commitment system. A mandatory pre-commitment system for poker machines is being demanded by federal Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie - without which he will withdraw his support for the Gillard government. It is not just with the Victorian government that Packer has been discussing poker machine reforms. His Crown Casino recently engaged ex Labor Party national secretary Karl Bitar to manage its relations with the government, and reportedly hosted individual briefings with senior federal Labor ministers including Treasurer Wayne Swan, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, Sports Minister Mark Arbib, Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten and the Families Minister, Jenny Macklin. Packer's political punts as of late look to be paying off.

James Packer Chats With Vic Premier Ted Baillieu?; No Comment...

The office of the Victorian Premier, Ted Baillieu, has declined to comment on the substance of several meetings that Mr Baillieu held with gambling business operator James Packer. A spokesman for Gaming Minister Michael O'Brien confirmed that the government had discussed pre-commitment policies for poker machines with "groups including Clubs Victoria, the Interchurch Gambling Taskforce and Crown Ltd."

Australian Vice Type Products Available On Facebook...

Inspectors from the New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing, acting undercover last Saturday, have found that two businesses in Sydney have been illegally selling and delivering alcohol, with their round-the-clock services advertised on the social media website Facebook. While there are loopholes in the licensing laws which allow limited amounts of wine to be delivered as gifts, neither The Beer Baron nor The Blind Pig "met requirements", according to the regulator.


James Packer And Andrew Forrest; GenerationOne Tag Team Say PM Gillard Is Anti Business...

Both billionaires have been extremely critical of PM Gillard policies. Packer is on a quest to squash legislation that will crimp the earnings he will derive from his gambling machines. Gillard has been copping a hammering. The PM's political livelihood depends on the support of MP Andrew Wilkie, who is firm in his mission to get some reforms in place to deal with problem gamblers. Packer's mate Forrest has been also turning up the heat on Gillard. Sing along with us... Gillard is Anti Business...one more time...just kidding, sort of.

Casino And Gaming Share Prices...

Code Company Name Exchange Currency Price
CWN Crown Limited 8.970
EGP Echo Entertainment Group 4.11
RCT Reef Casino Trust 1.65
TAH Tabcorp Holdings Limited 3.22
BETM American Wagering, Inc. 0.630
FLL Full House Resorts, Inc. 3.15

(Credit: Google Finance)

Media Man Talking To NextGen Gaming Re Play For Free And Play For Money Branded Game...

A very strong rumour has been doing the rounds that Media Man top brass has been speaking to game developer NextGen Gaming about developing a game or two, including a Media Man branded selection, as well as some for MM clients with James Bond 007, Tomb Raider and Easy Rider - Cosy Cool themes, and talk was also overheard at Bondi Iceberg's club about a reality TV game and something about the Bra Boys's business expansion. Folks, where there's smoke, there's fire, and even 'The Rock' could smell what Media Man and friends are cooking!

Aspinall's Online Casino And Paddy Power Rumoured For Media Man International - Asia Pacific Campaign...

Our spies have been busy and we're hearing that the James Packer UK connection - Aspinall's are likely to be soon cracking a deal with Asia Pacific based media, pr and internet publishing company, Media Man. The same informant also tipped British gaming powerhouse, Paddy Power, will also likely be entering into an agreement with the Media Man firm also. The name of William Will was also apparently been whispered about in Media Man offices also and its understood that a Media Man deal was inked with William Hill a number of years ago, so perhaps William Hill may be ready for another shot of the action across the Asia Pacific. In the meantime Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment is enjoying their relationship with NextGen Gaming and the Media Man, and rumours are surfacing of a Knight Rider online slot game coming up, but it's a rumour - not a fact at this stage folks. A deep throat also says that Australia is begging for a Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair online slot game, and that the good folks at Endemol UK may be developing one or two pro wrestling online slots, so a new type of WrestleMania may soon be found on the internet. All is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks, if not sooner.

Punters, er readers, stay glued to Media Man reports for more "can't miss" information on Australian and Asia Pacific gaming, casino and entertainment industry wars as the battle for bums on seats and eyeballs continues.

*Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal development company. They cover a dozen industry sectors including gaming. Media Man also publishes Media Man News

*The writer owns shares in Crown Limited

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