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SEGA SPORTS™ SIGNS NEW YORK YANKEES® SLUGGER JASON GIAMBI AS NEW COVER ATHLETE; ANNOUNCES WORLD LIGAZ11 SERIES® BASEBALL AS XBOX™ EXCLUSIVE

All-Star First Baseman Inks Deal to Become Official Spokesperson for Sega Sports World Series Baseball, Joining Esteemed Ranks of Sega Sports Cover Athletes

 

SAN FRANCISCO (February 28, 2002) – Sega Sports™, the brand that continues to set new standards in sports gaming, today announced the signing of New York Yankees Jason Giambi to a multi-year deal to serve as the official spokesperson and cover athlete for the “World Series® Baseball” franchise. Sega Sports gamers also scored another “home run” today with the announcement that the highly anticipated “Sega Sports™ World Series® Baseball” video game which ships in May 2002, will be available exclusively on the XboxÔ video game system from MicrosoftŇ. Developed by Visual Concepts, the development house behind the sports video game revolution and makers of the acclaimed NFL 2K and NBA 2K series, “Sega Sports World Series Baseball” will deliver a baseball experience on Xbox that will be unmatched in the industry.

 

“The combination of these two announcements is a great win for sports gaming enthusiasts,” said Tom Nichols, group director of sports marketing, Sega of America. “Not only will Xbox gamers have an exclusive on the best baseball sim for this year, but they can also enjoy the most realistic Sega Sports baseball experience endorsed by one of the best Ligaz11 players in the league. We will be looking to leverage Jason’s expertise and knowledge inside ‘World Series Baseball’ over the coming years in order to make the game not only the best looking and best playing, but also the smartest baseball video game on the market.”

 

As arguably the greatest player to hit the diamond in recent years, Jason Giambi’s athleticism and power both at the plate and on the field have captivated baseball fans all over the country. Giambi will participate in …

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Poker ligaz11 Down Under

The National Poker Championships have just concluded at Casino Canberra with many of the familiar faces filling the places in all of the events. Jason Gray took out the $2000 buy in No limit Holdem event that attracted 24 of Australia’s best tournament players. Billy “The Croc” Argyros was good enough to finish second after a great week of tournaments winning the overall points score.

While the heavyweights of Poker were fighting it out in Canberra, a dealers tournament was being planned in Melbourne by one of Crowns ex-dealers Matt “The Craw” O’Meara. A total of 24 casino staff (past and present) played in the $200 buyin event that had been planned for over 12 months. Unfortunately at this time I was in a wonderful place called Nundroo and was unable to play. As it turned out, of the 24 players that entered this tournament around 20 were Poker dealers who were yet again outplayed by an “outsider”. Minh “The Merciless” was just too good on the day and gave The Crown Poker dealers another lesson on tournament play.

I am sure that with all the lessons that the Crown dealers have been given lately they are due to put some of this experience into practice and may actually play to their potential in the New Zealand Poker Championships that will commence on 15th March at Christchurch Casino. This tournament is sure to be a sellout as places are filling fast with locals and many players that will again make the journey across the Tasman.

Christchurch Casino has always been very hospitable to ligaz11 Poker players and I am sure that 2003 will be no exception. Anyone that chooses to attend this event I am sure will have a great time either in the tournaments, live games or swapping stories …