Tony Barber

“The Salesman of the Century”


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Time to Bag a Bargain With 'Sale of the Century' at Virgin Casino

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Virgin Casino, part of the leading online gaming company – Virgin Games, invites players to bag themselves a bargain with the launch of the new slot, Sale of the Century, from Freemantle. Based on one of the most iconic and memorable TV quiz shows around, this 25 line slot features a truly random instant win, cash awards and free spins in the exciting Super Pick bonus, and a chance to take a trip to the Gift Shop for fabulous prizes.

The game is a five-reel slot machine with three different bonus features to multiply your winnings. During the regular play, the goal is to achieve a winning combination of symbols on any of the selectable lines. Payouts depend on the number of coins played and the winning combination of symbols achieved.

Warren Eloff, Product Manager at Virgin Casino, commented:
"Freemantle has come up with yet another game that we're sure will be a hit with our players. With a host of features based on the iconic TV show, Sale of the Century is all about having fun and offers big, big prizes, for low, low prices!"

Also to be launched in April are Blackjack and Roulette, both developed by Electracade and Multi-Slot Extreme by Dynamite Idea.

Founded in 2004, Virgin Casino has over 100,000,000 players and 194 casino games on its site. Through the introduction of a custom built Virgin Games platform in 2008, Virgin Casino seeks to provide its players with the widest possible choice of casino games. Sale of the Century adds to a growing selection of games that can be found at Virgin Casino from games producers including WagerWorks, Cryptologic, Freemantle, Endemol and Ash Gaming.

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Born in Oldham Lancs., England in 1940,Tony says he owes much of his enthusiastic and driving personality to a loving Irish grandma and a whole street full of Aunties who kept the spirits high during the dark years of World War 2.

The family came to Australia in 1947 and Anthony (as the rellies call him)survived the Sisters of Mercy,the Christian Brothers and seven years training to be a Royal Australian Naval Officer finally getting his foot on the first rung of the ladder as a cadet announcer at 6GE Geraldton in 1961.

“The sisters of so-called mercy taught me to sing & dance,the brothers taught me to bob & weave.The navy taught me to play rugby,” says Tony explaining how he came to play rugger at Twickenham for the Navy.

By the end of '62he was Perth’s leading DJ as well as the star of the Charles Hotel floor Show and two nights a week at the Lido Coral Room. doing Johnny Mathis and Paul Anka impressions. Also starring in rep. productions with the Scarborough players

Through the mid sixties Tony pursued his dreams in Sydney via Hotel Talent Quests, a regular gig as resident compere and vocalist at the legendary Spellsons nitery in Pitt St. and a “day job” as an advertising executive.
He cast himself as the “Cambridge Whistler”,the central character in a TV cigarette and came under national scrutiny.

The commercial caught the public imagination,and more importantly the eye of Bruce Gyngell then directing the Network 7 “Revolution”. Gyngell proposed Tony as Host for the Grundy daytime show “Temptation” and his career really took off from there.

Prime time followed with “Great Temptation” , a Gold Logie,a series of Gold Albums for R.C.A. and sell-out concerts all round the country.
Including the “Temptation” series “Family Feud” ,through to eleven years with “Sale of the Century”,Tony estimates he’s hosted over 8,500 individual episodes of successful Grundy Games.

Tony’s own show 'Who am I', is a one man musical biography which he’s played in over three hundred venues to over a quarter of a million patrons.His recently published autobiography(Random House) of the same name,made the best seller lists nationally in May 2000, and has been critically acclaimed.

The demand for Tony’s services in the Corporate sector is constant and has included long term associations with Westfield Corp., Hyundai,Diners Club, Trafalgar Tours, and presently Renaissance Television and Primelife Corporation.

He also works with Visy Industries, Australia's biggest manufacturer and distributor of packaging and paper products, and for the Pratt family and associated Charities and Companys as Entertainment Co-ordinator and Presenter.

Tony resides in Malvern VIC.,has been happily married to Helen for 30 years and has two daughters Kelly, 29 an Art Director, Jacqueline 27, a part time actress plus Ben the corgi..

His hobbies include Golf (14), swimming, skiing, tennis, and horse Riding........

He is an avid reader, cinema and theatregoer and is computer semi-literate.

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