Branson plays casino at?, by Greg Tingle
Ok, we admit, it's a headline and
eyeball grabber, but hey, we're just following
the lead by arguably the world's greatest publicity
stunt guru, and celebrated business tycoon, Mr..
um, Sir Richard.
Richard Branson has been publicly spotted at casinos
a few times over the years. Most recently at The
Palms in Vegas, where a stunt didn't go quite
as planned, scraping the casino with his pants
and hands, and fortunately escaping with his life,
thus cheating death, something he's accustomed
to with his planes, trains, automobiles and hot
air balloons... oh, and now space ships.
this year Mr Branson was spotted with Australian
media tycoon, James Packer, at the Melbourne Grand
Prix, but Branson didn't try his luck at Crown,
although Mr Tom Cruise (from Top Gun and Mission:
Impossible fame) and family did a few months later.
Branson also scored (or should that be campaigned)
a cameo in Casino Royale a few years ago, if you
want to include that "buy in", or gift
the way, readers, unfortunately Australian players
can't play online casino at Virgin
Casino, due to technical reasons we will leave
for the legal eagles, however punters can plan in
person at Mr Packer's Crown Casino, TAB's Star City
Casino, or online via our friends at PartyCasino.com
Cooks Casino, and if poker is your poison and
your based down under in Australia, try PartyPoker.com,
Poker or Titan
Poker, and you might even qualify to play at the
Poker Cup at Crown Casino next month!
tongues are also wagging about the Aussie Millions
coming up at Crown this January, and PartyGaming
is setting the agenda on a global scale with their
recent purchase of the World Poker Tour, for a
cool 13 million or thereabouts.
friends in the national and international news
media community provided more than adequate media
coverage of the World Poker Tour deal, and they
have been more than fair to Branson and his Virgin
Group of Companies over the years also.
if online casino is your poison and your ISP or firewall
will let you into VirginCasino go for it, and if not,
try the Global Gaming Directory, World Casino Directory,
World Gaming Directory or Multi Currency Casino, you
might bypass Virgin, and end up at PartyCasino.com
Mr Branson should forgive you if you have no other
choice, and he might like to write to Australia's
ACMA in the meantime to see if it's the Aussie great
firewall playing games, or something else.
any event, work hard and party hard, be it a Virgin,
Party Casino animal, or World Poker Tour high
flyer. Australia's Team Goanna and Gumleaf Mafia
would be proud of the business and casino entrepreneurs
efforts, and Mr Packer, CAP, Gambling911, GPWA,
Poker News Daily and EGR, keep the bastards honest.
Packer, Ryan, Ayre, Garber, Weizer, Trump, Adelson,
Wynn, Murdoch, Costigan... your're throw of the dice.
Cheers me maties.
Branson cameo role in Casino Royale