Blogger and reader invitation-only tournament at slot onlain

I don’t know how many have heard yet, but slot onlain is having an invitation-only online poker tournament for poker bloggers and out readers. Some of you bloggers already know thanks to an e-mail, some of you readers may not know but might want to take this opportunity to get in on the easy money.

Everyone knows us poker bloggers suck. We play 7-2 offsuit like Aces, what’s that all about? You’ll crush us, CRUSH US, I say…

Bodog is adding a total of T$125 in bonus money to the tournament. If you are one of the last 5 players to be eliminated prior to being paid out by the standard payout structure, you will get your buy-in returned by way of a T$10 bonus. If you finish 2nd in the tournament you will receive a T$25 bonus. And if you finish first, Bodog will give you a T$50 bonus.

The tournament will run weekly on Tuesday evenings and will require a password. Bodog has committed to run this tournament every Tuesday through October 2nd. If participation warrant’s it, they’ll be able to keep it running and possibly increase the prizes and/or turn this into a poker league with an ongoing leader board.

Details of tournament:

* Start date: Tuesday August 28, 2007

* Tournament Name: “Online Poker Blogger Tournament” at Bodog

* Entry Password: bodogblogger

* Buy-in + fee: $10 + $1

* Payout: Standard Bodog payout structure

* Bonuses:

o T$50 bonus paid to 1st place finisher.

o T$25 bonus paid to 2nd place finisher.

o T$10 bonus paid to the 5 players that are eliminated prior to payouts.

+ These bonuses will be awarded within 24hrs of the tournament completion.

+ T$ = Tournament Credits. These can be used as a buy in to almost all scheduled tournaments at Bodog and have a ratio to cash of 1:1.

+ T$ can also be combined with cash to buy in to tournaments.

* Day of week: Tuesdays

* Start time: 8:35pm ET

So, anyone wanna swap some Bodog dollars for FTP dollars so I can get in on this? Or, direct me to an easy way to make a deposit?

Florida gaming revenues moving up

A mere drop in the bucket compared to true gaming destinations, but there will be a bit of an increase when the July numbers come out, due to a new law increasing betting limits and allowing no-limit games:

State’s gaming revenue gains in June

Pari-mutual revenue rose more than $6 million in Florida during June.

Derby Lane in St. Petersburg was third in total handle among the state’s greyhound tracks with $7.4 million, compared with $7.2 million for the same period last year.

Calder Race Course in Miami was the only thoroughbred track open during the month and posted total handle of $66 million. Two jai alai frontons produced $6.7 million in handle.

Derby Lane was second in card room receipts with $650,538, up from $619,647 last year. Palm Beach Kennel Club led all facilities with $686,428.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, Derby Lane reported $49.3 million in total handle and $7.5 million in card room receipts, both second in the state among greyhound tracks.

Florida’s pari-mutual facilities reported $1.5 billion in total handle and $54.2 million in card room revenue for the fiscal year.

Card room receipts should jump for the next report, which covers July, due to increased game limits authorized by the Legislature that took effect July 1.