Gibraltar Online Casinos Relieved with Tax Ruling
Uwe Boll is widely considered by movie critics to be one of the worst movie directors of all-time, with some going so far as to beg and plead with him to stop directing movies.
Whilst no one likes negative reviews, Boll grew increasingly tired and frustrated with the thousands of vicious reviews, and so he did what everyone does when they have a problem – he challenged his critics to a series of boxing matches. Amazingly, four critics agreed with one saying, "Frankly, I have nothing better to do with weekend."
Golden Palace Casino heard about the challenge and stepped in to sponsor the fights, which resulted in worldwide coverage of the much-hyped
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Tropika Casinos Still Owe Players
Tropika International Limited, which develops and manages Internet casinos, still has not paid players who have been owed money since December, according to the Online Players Association (OPA).
Tropika is based in Toronto, Ontario. Its subsidiary, Online Commerce Inc., operates casinos called Fairplay, Jetset, Magic Carpet, Atlantis Star, Orient Express, Astrobet, Aztec Gold, Bulls 'n Bears, Flying Dragon and Old Glory. Another site, Casino Iceberg, is apparently defunct.
All the casinos use software from Microgaming Systems, and all are licensed in the Caribbean island of Dominica.
As is often the case with Internet casinos, Tropika's problems stem from overly generous bonuses that the casinos offered. Steve Adkins, president of the OPA, and John K. Ashbee, chief executive of Tropika, both told RGT Online that the casinos ran promotions in November that led to the problems of nonpayment.
Adkins said about 25 members of the OPA are owed a total of about $43,000. He said Ashbee told him that the total amount owed to players at the Tropika sites (OPA members and non-members combined) is $110,000, which is owed to 100 players. Adkins has detailed records only on the OPA members. He doesn't know if Ashbees figures for the non-members are correct.
Two of the casinos, Jetset and Magic Carpet, had been on the OPA's "approved list. Adkins said they were removed from the list in January.
With over 30 years experience in the boxing ring, Boll was always going to be a strong favorite. He pulled no punches in the four bouts, systematically dispatching his opponents to the mat. The movie critics who accepted the challenge were:
Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka – SomethingAwful.com
Jeffrey Sneider – Aintitcoolnews.com
Chris Alexander – Rue Morgue magazine
Chance Minter – a 17-year-old (his mother closely watched the bout)