April 2009 News Article Archive

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Eleven World Series of Poker Packages Available at DevilfishPoker.com This May - 30 April 2009
LONDON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- DevilfishPoker.com today announces the final month of its EUR175,000 Roadto Las Vegas promotion with 11 more World Series of Poker packages up forgrabs this May. Between May 1 and 31 online poker players looking for the best pokerbonuses can play for 11 luxury packages worth EUR7,000 - read more »

Harrah's New Orleans Hosts the Total Rock, Total Rewards Rock Band(R) Regional Competition on April 30th - 30 April 2009
NEW ORLEANS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- After weeks of battling for Rock immortality at Total Rewards resorts across the Central Region, five bands have won the chance to go head-to-head at The Total Rock, Total Rewards Rock Band(R) regional championship hosted by Hip-Hop icon and MTV News Correspondent Sway Calloway at - read more »

Beal Bank Nevada Originates $200,000,000 Senior Secured Term Loan - 30 April 2009
Treasure Island, LLC is recipient of first-lien credit facility to refinance debt and secure acquisitionDALLAS, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Beal Bank Nevada and Treasure Island, LLC ("Treasure Island") jointly announced today the origination by Beal Bank Nevada of a new $200 million first lien mortgage credit facility to - read more »

MGM MIRAGE ENTERS INTO AN AMENDMENT TO ITS SENIOR CREDIT FACILITY - 30 April 2009
Company Secures Approval To Fund Its Share Of CityCenter Equity Contributions And Extends Waiver Period Through June 30, 2009LAS VEGAS, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) today announced that it has entered into an amendment to its senior credit facility, including a waiver through June 30, 2009, - read more »

Seneca Gaming Corporation Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results - 30 April 2009
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Gaming Corporation ("SGC", or the "Company") today reported its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2009 ("Second Quarter 2009") and six month period ended March 31, 2009. SGC is a wholly-owned, tribally charter - read more »

Bad Luck Streak Ends With $100,000 Fantasy Fishing Miracle - 30 April 2009
Unemployed for a year and recovering from heart bypass surgery, New York man reels in $100,000 playing FLW Fantasy FishingMINNEAPOLIS, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- They say bad luck comes in threes, but not for Eugene Sullivan. The Syracuse, N.Y. resident broke his run of bad luck by winning the third tournament of an int - read more »

TableMAX Names Tyson Wrensch Western Region Director of Sales - 30 April 2009
LAS VEGAS, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TableMAX Gaming, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TableMAX Corporation (Pink Sheets: TBLX), a developer of electronic table games, has rapidly been expanding its product line and its list of customers, and now the company is growing its sales team.Tyson Wrensch has recent - read more »

Spotlight 29 Casino Kicks Off 3rd Annual 'Summer of Fun' With Staind - 30 April 2009
Band In Concert May 23 with Special Guest Hoobastank; Touring with New Album, New SingleCOACHELLA, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With a string of ten Top 10 hits and four No. 1 singles, Staind is one of the biggest rock bands of the new millennium, and now, Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to welcome Staind to open the - read more »

PGCB's Director of Compulsive and Problem Gambling to Play Key Role Developing National Center for Responsible Gaming Conference - 30 April 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nanette Horner, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's Director of Compulsive and Problem Gambling, has been chosen to participate on a new advisory board to the National Center for Responsible Gaming's (NCRG) Annual Conference on Gambling and Addiction. Gaming Cont - read more »

English couple reveal why they’ve put their luxurious Spanish homes worth over €1.5 million in a prize competition - 29 April 2009
If you are looking to escape the rat race, need an extra income from renting out a property, or feel like escaping from the UK for a new life in the glorious Spanish sunshine, then this competition is a must.Paddy and Merrial Weston are an English couple in their 60's who moved to Spain along with their two daughters - read more »

Alabama lawmakers from three counties attempt to ban electronic bingo with legislation - 24 April 2009
Legislators representing three Alabama counties aren't waiting to find out whether a court rules or a statewide law is enacted to regulate, limit or flat-out ban electronic bingo machines. They're trying to stop the slot-like machines before they can crank up. Legislators representing Autauga and Elmore counties have i - read more »

Thomson launches long-haul holidays programme for 2009/10 - 23 April 2009
Thomson has today launched its long-haul programme for 2009/10 featuring holidays around the world. The launch sees the introduction of additional flights, new tours and hotels, and revamped brochure designs, all built with the customer in mind.FARAWAY SHORESFeaturing a range of properties across 16 destinations aroun - read more »

Leading Online Poker Rooms Flock To Support Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival - 22 April 2009
The Asian Poker Tour, Asia's original poker tour, is delighted to announce that a number of leading online poker rooms have already signed up to provide online qualifiers for its popular Macau event. Last year's six day event will be transformed into a record breaking 12 day extravaganza, creating Asia's first festival - read more »

UK Social Network CitySocialising Nominated As Finalist At EBAN Congress 2009 - 20 April 2009
CitySocialising, the real world social network that enables outgoing professionals to connect offline with new local friends through shared interests in cities around the UK, has been nominated as a finalist in the Best Cross Border Deal category at the 4th Annual Ceremony of the European Association for Business Angel - read more »

Gambling on a Chinese Wine; or, Pai Gow for the Palate - 18 April 2009
I am a big fan of underdog wines. Oh sure, it's great to pick out a good California Cabernet, or a French Burgundy, but those are a dime a dozen, and by most accounts, 'good.' Granted, they aren't all superstars, and some are gonna be pretty boring - but by and large, thanks to decades, and sometimes centuries of prac - read more »

'70s Superstar Boz Scaggs to Perform Live at Chinook Winds Casino Resort April 24 & 25, 2009 - 17 April 2009
'70s hit-maker Boz Scaggs, will be performing "Lowdown", "Lido Shuffle", "What Can I Say" and many more great songs at Chinook Winds Casino Resort on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25. Both shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $40 to $55 and are on sale now. After first finding acclaim as a member of the S - read more »

Bermuda's Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa Opens Its Doors Today - 17 April 2009
Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa opens its doors today as the capstone of Tucker's Point Club, Bermuda's premier resort, private club and residential community. As the island's first luxury resort in 37 years, its debut marks a renaissance of Bermuda tourism, while at the same time evoking all the charm of Bermuda's halcyon - read more »

Marriott International's Courtyard Brand Opens Its 800th Hotel In Xujiahui, Shanghai - 16 April 2009
Any marketer will attest that success rests in consistently giving customers what they want. Following this philosophy for the past 25 years has enabled Marriott International's (NYSE:MAR) Courtyard by Marriott power brand to reach its 800th-hotel milestone with the Courtyard hotel in Shanghai's downtown Xujiahui distr - read more »

Bingonanza Player Brings Home the Bacon from Popular UK Online Bingo Site - 16 April 2009
A long-time player of online bingo site Bingonanza.co.uk is in hog heaven after winning more than £11,000 playing the Bring Home the Bacon virtual slot machine. David Whatman (aka dopey) won £11,187.67 on April 3, 2009 playing the pig-themed slots. "Just when I was thinking I have no good luck lately, then BAM, I win a - read more »

S.G.S. Gaming Announces the U.S. Field Trial of Two Cards High Poker in Las Vegas - 16 April 2009
S.G.S. Gaming is pleased to announce the start of the U.S. field-trial of its new Two Cards High Poker game Tuesday in Las Vegas. Two Cards High Poker is a new patent-pending card game which opened at noon Tuesday at the Boulder Station Hotel and Casino at 4111 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV. The field trial is expected to - read more »

New Harrahs Internet Operations Led by Former PartyGaming Exec - 15 April 2009
Harrah's Entertainment recently leaked details of some changes that raised more than a few eyebrows, though on the surface it seems like a relatively simple business decision. The massive entertainment company has formed a subsidiary company to concentrate on internet operations for Harrah's, and more specifically, the - read more »

10,000 ogle 'new' Meadows casino - 15 April 2009
Owners of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino are hoping to evoke a bit of Las Vegas with their $175 million, 350,000-square-foot permanent casino. In a tough economy, people who cannot afford a cross-country trip might drop a little coin near home, said Bill Paulos, a partner at Cannery Casino Resorts, which owns the Washi - read more »

Poconos casino owner DeNaples cleared of all perjury charges - 15 April 2009
A Poconos casino owner accused of lying to state gambling investigators about his alleged ties to organized-crime members is cleared of all charges, prosecutors said Tuesday.Scranton businessman Louis DeNaples, 68, will give his ownership of Mt. Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos to his daughter as part of an agreement, - read more »

Bingo Hall Controversy - 15 April 2009
Attorney Jock Smith says some of his clients were terrified when the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling raided the White Hall Resort and Entertainment Center last month."What they thought was that a robbery was taking place, that they were being held up," said Jock Smith. "A couple of our clients lost control of - read more »

UK Love Affair with Horse Racing Goes Mobile - 15 April 2009
London, 15 April 2009: All Slots Mobile Casino and Wild Jack Mobile Casino today announced the availability of the latest stunning graphic and feature rich mobile game - Royal Derby, a virtual horse racing game. Royal Derby is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices and over 1400 Java mobile phones. Royal - read more »

32Red Online Casino Mega Moolah Slot Machine Hits £6 Million - 15 April 2009
32Red Plc has announced that the Mega Moolah slot machine has reached record-breaking levels by hitting the £6 million mark at their online casino, 32Red. The operator behind the award-winning 32Red Casino has reported that any win now would surpass the previous $5.5 million record won in April 2008.Head of Marketing f - read more »

Paddy Power Achieves Email Response Times of Less Than an Hour Using nGenera CIM - 14 April 2009
London, UK - 14th April 2009 - Ireland's biggest bookmaker, Paddy Power, is delivering email response times of less than an hour to all customers, following the implementation of nGen Email from nGenera Customer Interaction Management (CIM). As part of its commitment to online customer service, Paddy Power has also int - read more »

MALTA PROPERTY MARKET SAILING INTO NEW WATERS - 14 April 2009
Despite its diminutive size, Malta is something of a boating Mecca of the Med - and its property market has not been slow to tap the portside potential offered by marina and waterfront developments.This small island 93 km from Sicily and 300km from the North African Coast, plays host to a range of both sail and power d - read more »

CryptoLogic Answers “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” in newest Casino Games - 08 April 2009
CryptoLogic Limited, a world leader in Internet casino and branded gaming software, today announced the launch of a new downloadable game lineup that features Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the blockbuster hit and top-selling video game in 2007. The new games, which also include the eagerly anticipated Millionaires Cl - read more »