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EuroGamer launches Ligaz11 GameDB

Tuesday, 03 April 2001 – Brighton, UK: EuroGamer launches GameDB, a syndicated database of multi-platform game reference material. Aimed at e-commerce operators, GameDB contains a wealth of information on over 500 current and upcoming games and is on track to reach 1000

games in May.

GameDB provides an instant reference library empowering customers to make informed purchase decisions without leaving the operator’s domain. The GameDB contains game descriptions, vital details, user reviews and ratings, recommendations, links to ‘demo’ files and media links such as movies and screenshots. Eurogamer’s high quality syndicated editorial previews and reviews are also available from GameDB.

EuroGamer’s Marketing Director Mat Bettinson said, “Potential customers of e-commerce operators are increasingly exploiting the Web to make informed decisions about which products to buy. This is especially the case when it comes to entertainment software. GameDB

provides customers compelling content ‘on site’, avoiding losing customers to competitors.”

Additional features of EuroGamer’s GameDB include regular updates covering products in advance of release for pre-order tie-ins. The database is automatically purged of expired links and contains a wealth of unique media sourced by EuroGamer’s journalists.

Gameplay.com’s Internet Manager Mat Braddy comments, “Our philosophy has always been to build trust with customers. In practice this means warning customers that a game may suck and recommending another. GameDB is a great system for delivering this kind of information.”

EuroGamer provides a range of flexible content formats and delivery mechanisms for the GameDB. Content formats include XML, templated HTML and SQL database-ready files. These ensure the GameDB can be incorporated into existing branding quickly and seamlessly.

EuroGamer’s Technical Director Nick Loman adds, “EuroGamer can help integrate our Ligaz11 GameDB content with your product catalog for a compelling user experience in a cost-effective way.”

For further information and pricing, contact Mat Bettinson (mat@eurogamer.net or +44-(0)208-3479735) The Eurogamer corporate website can be found at http://www.eurogamer-network.com

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Benny binion’s Ligaz11 Dream

The history of Benny Binion and The World Series of Poker

Lester Ben Binion later known worldwide as “Benny,” was born November 20, 1904, near Pilot Grove (1904 population: 150), Grayson County, Texas, the son of Lonnie Binion and the former Alma Willie Wilkerson.

Benny didn’t stay long in Pilot Grove. A restless boy, at age six he punched cows and traded horses. Literally, he grew up under the big Texas sky, sitting around campfires at night listening to the cowboys swap stories, watching them play cards.

From 1922 to 1946, Benny stood in the heart of Dallas, Texas, gambling, first as a “steer man;” guiding customers to his boss’ crap games, later as the man who ran them. Prominent customers included H.L. Hunt, Howard Hughes, and Sid Richardson.

Benny moved to Las Vegas in January 1947, with his beloved wife, Teddy Jane, and their five children: Barbara, Jack, Brenda, Ted, and Becky. He owned the Las Vegas Club and the Westerner before opening in 1951 what became the internationally famous Benny Binion’s Horseshoe. A true pioneer in Las Vegas, Benny helped transform a dusty, desert nowhere of 18,000 souls into a world entertainment capital with a one million plus population.

Benny supported numerous worthy charities, but also, on his own, came to the rescue of thousands of people – mostly the old and children – with his largesse.

A marketing genius (prestigious university business schools teach his methods), Benny drew more than a million people to the Horseshoe with a display, (which unfortunately is no longer there), of $1 million cash (It was 100 ten thousand dollar bills), next to which all the locals and tourists enjoy being photographed. Benny also brought the enormously popular, always sold out, National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas, and the pulse stopping nationally televised World Series of Poker, offering millions in prize money, to his own ligaz11 casino.

 

Today Benny Binion’s Horseshoe stands as a bustling monument to its legendary founder. A mixture of the old (one can imagine Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickock gambling here) and the new bedazzle its …