Move Over Kenny, Holmes Is in the House

5 March 1999
What's in a name? Obviously quite a bit, so it was only a matter of time before celebrity cyber casinos entered the online gaming market. Inland Entertainment broke through last year when it introduced Kenny Rogers Casino. Starnet Communications answered this week by launching "Bet With The Champ," a partnership between Starnet and boxing great Larry Holmes.

The site, located at, offers sports betting and casino games and operates in Antigua under a gaming license obtained by Starnet subsidiary World Gaming.

Holmes, who owns and operates several nightclubs and restaurants and has considerable real estate holdings that include banking facilities and a courthouse, is no stranger to exploring new business opportunities, so his new venture isn't too much of a stretch. "I found what I was looking for at Starnet, and I know you'll be pleased with the website that has resulted from our partnership," he explained.

Holmes will make a personal appearance at the IGBE Casino Management Conference and Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 10-12 to help promote the new site.