August 2009 News Article Archive

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PA Gaming Control Board Fines Casino for Underage Gambling Violations - 29 August 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A casino operator was fined $97,500 today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for 15 separate violations dealing with underage gambling and access to the gaming floor by underage individuals.The fines were approved under two consent agreements with Downs Racing, - read more »

Massive Cash Jackpots Hit 5 Times in August at Table Mountain Casino! - 29 August 2009
Players are asking, 'When will it strike again?' FRIANT, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- When will the next Massive Cash Jackpot hit at Table Mountain Casino? No one knows for certain, however the 5 August winners of Massive Cash Jackpot payouts know firsthand that this BIG jackpot hits at random! The most recent Mas - read more »

WPT Legends of Poker at Bicycle Casino Awards More Than $1 Million to Prahlad Friedman - 29 August 2009
BELL GARDENS, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In the late night hours of August 26, the Bicycle Casino was the only place for poker fans to be. The infamous Legends of Poker series was reaching its pinnacle as the World Poker Tour final table played out in front of fans and players, ultimately awarding the first prize - read more »

The Poker Show Gets in the Ring With Monday's Guest Presenter Luke "_FullFlush1_" Schwartz - 29 August 2009
DUBLIN, August 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online poker radio show, The Poker Show, sponsored byBoylepoker.com, takes its life in its hands this week with controversialonline poker whiz Luke "_FullFlush1_" Schwartz guest presenting in the studiowith Jesse May on Monday night from 8 to 11 p.m. _FullFlush1_ caused a st - read more »

Joseph H. Sugerman, M.D. is Elected to Join the MGM MIRAGE Board of Directors - 29 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) today announced that Joseph H. Sugerman, M.D., F.A.C.S. has accepted an invitation to join the Company's Board of Directors. The California physician was elected to his new post by the Board of Directors at their meeting held on Aug. 25. Dr. Suge - read more »

PartyGaming - CEO and FD Interviewed on Interim Results 2009 - 29 August 2009
LONDON, August 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On-line poker group PartyGaming reported a $67m post-tax loss in thefirst half but claimed the underlying performance of the business, withrevenues down 21 per cent to just over $200m, was solid. In a video interview on http://www.cantos.com, PartyGaming CEO Jim Ryansaid: "We've man - read more »

MGM Mirage Announces Exchange Offer Relating to its 8.50% Senior Notes Due 2010 - 28 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) announced today the commencement of an offer to eligible holders to exchange a portion of the $782 million in aggregate outstanding principal amount of its 8.50% Senior Notes due 2010 (the "Existing Notes") for up to $500 million of 10.00% Senior Notes - read more »

Rotate Black, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement with Sage Gaming & Entertainment of Las Vegas - 28 August 2009
PETOSKEY, Mich., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rotate Black, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ROBK) has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Sage Gaming & Entertainment of Las Vegas, Nevada for $5.0 million dollars in stock priced at $1.00 per share. Under the purchase agreement Rot - read more »

Spectrum Gaming Group Again Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies - 28 August 2009
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and professional services firm active on five continents, was named to the list of the annual Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. magazine.Spectrum -- with an overall nati - read more »

Busted: The Rise and Fall of Art Schlichter; New Book from Orange Frazer Press on Sale Nationwide September 1st - 28 August 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1978, Art Schlichter was one of the most actively recruited high school quarterbacks in America, chased by some of the legendary college coaches of the game, Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes and Joe Paterno among them. But after a record-breaking four years at Ohio State, Schlicht - read more »

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Invest in Greyhound Tracks - 23 August 2009
ATMORE, Ala., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PCI Gaming Authority, a wholly owned entity of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, today announced that it will make a substantial investment in two pari-mutuel greyhound tracks. PCI will invest in Mobile Greyhound Park located in Theodore, AL and Pensacola Greyhound Track located i - read more »

CelebPoker Celebrates Successful Platform Move - 21 August 2009
LONDON, August 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CelebPoker are celebrating a successful integration onto Playtech'siPoker Network following their recent move from the Boss Media platform.Equipped with Playtech's advanced software technology, featuring state of theart graphics and cutting edge gaming features, CelebPoker now offer th - read more »

The Funding Stop, LLC and American Vending Sales, Inc., Announce a Strategic Finance Alliance in Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Marketplace - 21 August 2009
BURR RIDGE, Ill., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ --The Funding Stop, LLC has formed a strategic alliance with American Vending Sales, Inc., to be (pending all necessary regulatory approvals) distributors of video gaming terminals.This strategic alliance is a great opportunity for terminal operators to secure custom-structured fi - read more »

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Names James B. Perry as Chairman of the Board and Nominates Richard A. Goldstein to Join Board - 21 August 2009
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) Board of Directors has elected James B. Perry as chairman of the Board following the death of the Company's founder and former chairman, Bernard Goldstein. In addition, the Board has nominated Richard A. Goldstein to stand for elect - read more »

Governor Rendell Signs Spending Bill for Gaming Control Board - 21 August 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has signed into law House Bill 1663, which authorizes appropriations for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. He did so, however, with reservation."The 5-percent cut to the Gaming Control Board's appropriation concerns me. This bud - read more »

Citizens Shut Out as Ballot Board Surrenders to Casino Industry - 21 August 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a break with previous precedent, the Ohio Ballot Board today decided to hand both sides of the Issue 3 argument over to the casino industry. The Board had the opportunity to accept ballot argument language from either VoteNoCasinos, the citizen PAC, or TruthPAC, a g - read more »

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces Three New Members Join Organization - 21 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of three new companies, bringing the trade group comprised of the world's leading gaming suppliers to a total of 81 members.The new AGEM member - read more »

Scientific Games Awarded Vermont Lottery Primary Instant Ticket Contract - 21 August 2009
NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced it has been selected as the primary vendor to supply instant tickets for the Vermont Lottery, upon completion of an open and competitive procurement process. The contract, which is expected to begin January 16, 2010, has an initial t - read more »

TableMAX Moves for Preliminary Injunction Against Shuffle Master, Inc. - 21 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --TableMAX Gaming, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TableMAX Corporation (Pink Sheets: TBLX), a developer of electronic table games (ETG), announced today that the Company and Vegas Amusement, Inc. have moved for a preliminary injunction to prohibit Shuffle Master, Inc. (Nasd - read more »

Businesses Can Go 'All in' Legally and Without Risk - 21 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With the decrease in digital advertising dollars, companies are looking for alternative revenue streams from their existing customers and for more website traffic. With Centaurus Games' latest product addition, Centaurus Light, any business can now offer an entertainment-poker com - read more »

Jacobs Urges Civic and Business Leaders to Defeat Gilbert/Penn National Casino Proposal - 21 August 2009
CLEVELAND, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter to Northeast Ohio civic and business leaders, investor Jeffrey P. Jacobs urged opposition to the Gilbert/Penn National casino proposal while calling for the development of a 1,000-room, $500 million+ convention/casino hotel adjacent to the convention center/medical mart.(P - read more »

Greektown Casino-Hotel's Shotz Sports Bar to Host Detroit Lions' Weekly Thursday Night Radio Show - 21 August 2009
DETROIT, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Casino-Hotel will host the Detroit Lions' weekly Thursday night radio show from Shotz Sports Bar on 97.1 FM WXYT "The Ticket." The one-hour program, "Shotz Sports Bar Lions Rap," will air every Thursday at 7 p.m. during the eighteen-week regular season and will be hosted by lo - read more »

bwin Interactive Entertainment AG / Q2 and First Half of 2009 - 21 August 2009
VIENNA, Austria, August 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Key financial indicators (pro forma consolidated) EUR million Q2 09 Q2 08 % YOY H1 09 H1 08 % YOY Gross gaming 95.1 102.7 -7.3% 212.8 207.2 2.7% revenues Net gaming revenues 77.8 88.0 -11.7% 179.9 - read more »

PokerTek Installs PokerPro at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway With Atlantic Lottery Corporation - 20 August 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C.,Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PokerTek, Inc., (Nasdaq: PTEK) the industry pioneer and worldwide leader in automated poker tables, announced today the installation of two PokerPro tables at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway in Prince Edward Island, Canada. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20 - read more »

Aqueduct Gaming Announces Community-Based, Right-Sized Development Plan - 20 August 2009
NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqueduct Gaming LLC, a coalition of New York companies bidding for the right to redevelop and operate video lottery gaming at Aqueduct Racetrack, today released details of its proposal aimed at ensuring that Queens' community character and concerns are fully addressed in the project.Aq - read more »

ICMOA Chief Urges Weighing of Facts Before Banning Video Gaming - 20 August 2009
MORRIS, Ill., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The leader of the Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association (ICMOA) expressed disappointment at the precipitous handful of local bans prohibiting video gaming under the state's recently approved legislation permitting it in bars and certain other adult-oriented venues."DuPage Cou - read more »

888 Launch Their 'Choose Your Team' Campaign! - 20 August 2009
GIBRALTAR, August 19 /PRNewswire/ -- 888sport ( http://www.888sport.com/bet) is offering football fans the chance to take part in a special English Premier League, Scottish Premier League, Spanish La Liga, French Lique 1 and German Bundesliga promotion, to celebrate the start of the new football season across Europe. - read more »

Boylepoker.com International Poker Open Close to Selling out First 1,000 Seats - 20 August 2009
DUBLIN, August 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Boylepoker.com today announced the first 1,000 seats of the InternationalPoker Open were on the brink of selling out - the first 500 seats for day 1Bhave been allocated and direct registration is now closed while day 1Acurrently has 300 players registered out of 500 and is likely to se - read more »

Century Casino Edmonton Presents B.J. Thomas and Chilliwack - 20 August 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, August 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market(R) and Vienna StockExchange: CNTY) announced today that its Century Casino & Hotel Edmonton,Alberta, Canada, proudly presents international superstar B.J. Thomasperforming on August 20, 2009 and the popular Canadian r - read more »

PokerTek Announces Investment by ICP Electronics - 19 August 2009
MATTHEWS, N.C., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --PokerTek, the industry pioneer and worldwide leader in automated poker tables, announced today that ICP Electronics will become a shareholder of the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, PokerTek will issue 565,000 shares of common stock to ICP valued at price - read more »

Global Lottery Corporation Commences International Lottery Operations - 19 August 2009
VANCOUVER, British Columbia,Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GLOBAL LOTTERY CORPORATION - (Pink Sheets: GTTC) announces commencement of International Lottery Operations utilizing its own Proprietary Lottery Systems to deliver state-of-the-art turnkey Lottery solutions to Governments throughout the World.Gary Newman, C - read more »

GlobalHue Honored by the American Gaming Association with 'Diverse Vendor of the Year' Award - 19 August 2009
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalHue, the nation's largest minority-owned, full-service marketing communications agency, was honored by the American Gaming Association (AGA) as a "Diverse Vendor of the Year." The AGA Diverse Vendor of the Year awards, which honors the country's most successful Certifie - read more »

Electronic Game Card Signs License Agreement With Leading Media Company in Korea - 19 August 2009
NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Electronic Game Card, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EGMI) ("EGC"), announced today that it has signed a three-year license agreement with Seoul, Korea based Kellof, Inc. ("Kellof") for distribution of the Electronic GameCard(TM), Electronic iQuizCard(TM), and El - read more »

Refresh Your Bankroll Online Poker Reload Bonuses From EUR100 to EUR2,000 Through June at DevilfishPoker.com - 19 August 2009
LONDON, August 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Online poker site DevilfishPoker.com today announces its three reloadbonuses* for poker players of all levels who wish to give a much needed boostto their bankrolls. High endurance runners can go the distance for this monster bonus byentering the code 2000CHASE for 100 percent up to - read more »

Chicago Crime Commission Encourages Video Gambling Machine Ban in DuPage County - 18 August 2009
Law enforcement may be left with uncontrollable situationCHICAGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Crime Commission encouraged the DuPage County Board to ban video gambling machines in DuPage County. They warned that the long-term cost to society would far outweigh any short-term revenue gains if video g - read more »

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Names Hausler as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives - 18 August 2009
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) has named Eric Hausler as senior vice president, strategic initiatives effective September 15, 2009.In making the announcement, James B. Perry, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Eric is the ideal person to - read more »

NMLS Agrees to Provide Lottery Games Content to Win Systems - 18 August 2009
DUBLIN, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Media Lottery Services, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWMD) ("NMLS"), based in Dublin, Ireland and Virginia, USA, the lottery content and systems provider, announced the expansion of its business activities by providing lottery and gaming content to Win Systems ("WIN").NMLS has - read more »

FremantleMedia Enterprises and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Announce America's Got Talent Live in Las Vegas - 18 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will launch a live version of America's Got Talent, NBC's top-rated family entertainment show produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO TV. It was jointly announced today by Andy Felsher, SVP, - read more »

BetOnSports Founder Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering Charges - Agrees to the Forfeiture of Over $43 Million - 15 August 2009
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gary Stephen Kaplan, founder of BetOnSports (BoS), a large illegal offshore sports wagering business, entered guilty pleas to multiple federal charges, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap announced today.Pursuant to a complex plea agreement, Kaplan, 50, entered pl - read more »

Mega Mountain Jackpots Make Winning a Breeze at Table Mountain Casino! - 15 August 2009
FRIANT, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Massive Cash Jackpotshave a mind of their own at Table Mountain Casino! These CASH jackpots occur randomly and are guaranteed to hit between $20,000 and $50,000! A Massive Cash Jackpot just HIT and paid the lucky Player's Club WINNER $31, 874.32 in CASH! That makes for two Mas - read more »

Scientific Games Awarded New Arkansas Instant Ticket Contract - 15 August 2009
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced it has been selected as the cooperative services provider and the primary vendor to supply instant tickets to the newly formed Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, upon completion of an open and competitive procurement process. The contract - read more »

GameTech Names Steve Smallman as Vice President and GM of Bingo for the US and Canada - 14 August 2009
RENO, Nev., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GameTech International, Inc. ("GameTech(R)") (Nasdaq: GMTC), a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of electronic bingo, gaming equipment, gaming systems, and video lottery terminals, today announced the appointment of Steve Smallman as Vice President and General Ma - read more »

M Resort Spa Casino Debuts as Official Production Location for Bravo's 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' Season Six - 14 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth season of the No. 1 food show on cable, Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series returns when "Top Chef: Las Vegas" premieres Wednesday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The M Resort Spa Casino, the newest resort in Las Vegas, served as the official production location fo - read more »

Gaming Partners International Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months of 2009 - 14 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), the leading worldwide provider of casino currency and table gaming equipment, today announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060127 - read more »

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Completes Amendment of Macau Credit Facility - 14 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that it has completed an amendment to its $3.3 Billion Macau Credit Facility (Credit Facility). The amendment provides the company with important advantages, including the ability to sell a minority interest in its Macau ope - read more »

Prominent Music and Television Agent Fred Lawrence Passes Away on His 68th Birthday - 14 August 2009
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent music and television talent agent Fred Lawrence passed away on his 68th birthday, Friday, August 7, of cardiac arrest after a lengthy illness at St. Joseph's Hospital, Burbank, CA.Lawrence began his show business career as an agent in Miami, Florida, working for - read more »

Preparing For Your Future - 14 August 2009
CHICAGO, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Lottery was a proud sponsor of this year's 80th Bud Billiken Parade. "The Illinois Lottery believes that education is fundamental for all young students and the theme for this year's Lottery float was Preparing for Your Future," stated Jodi Winnett, Acting Superintendent fo - read more »

Get the Best Deal on Premier League Bets With Gaming Supermarket - 14 August 2009
LEEDS, England, August 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Premier League kicking off this Saturday, its prime time forfootball bettors to source the best website for free football bets ahead ofthe exciting season. Do you think Birmingham will start the season with a surprise win at OldTrafford? Do you predict Wenger's kids - read more »

New Media Lottery Converts $6.1 Million of Debt Into Equity - 14 August 2009
DUBLIN, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Media Lottery Services, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWMD) ("NMLS"), based in Dublin, Ireland and Virginia, USA supplies lotteries with a white label lottery system, games and management support to develop new income streams from digital lottery product distribution, including - read more »

Full Tilt Poker Offers $5.7 Million in Guaranteed Prize Pools This Weekend in FTOPS XIII - 14 August 2009
DUBLIN, August 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, Full Tilt Poker playerswill compete in the final tournaments of the Full Tilt Poker Online PokerSeries with at least $5.7 million of $16 million in prize money still to bewon. FTOPS XIII runs August 5th to 16th, offering 25 individual tournaments. Each FTOPS tourna - read more »

Full Tilt Poker Antes Up for Charity - 14 August 2009
DUBLIN, Ireland, August 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker has teamed up with Don Cheadle to raise funds for Ante upFor Africa as part of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series XIII (FTOPS XIII).Players can sign up to the special FTOPS - Ante Up For Africa charitytournament athttp://www.fulltiltpoker.com/full-tilt-online-po - read more »

Atlantis, Paradise Island Welcomes All-Star Line Up of 25 Sports Icons and 25 World Famous Poker Pros for Sports Legends Challenge - 13 August 2009
PARADISE ISLANDS, Bahamas, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas is preparing to welcome 25 of the greatest legends in sports history and 25 world famous Poker Pros for the first-ever Poker News Sports Legends Challenge presented by AbsolutePoker.net, a four-day sports fantasy and gaming experience - read more »

Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Early Tender Results and Expiration of Early Tender Date for Tender Offer of Its 8.25% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2012 - 13 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) (the "Company") announced today that it has accepted and purchased $57,610,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 ("Notes") that were tendered on or prior to the early tender date in - read more »

American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC and ACEP Finance Corp. Pricing of $375 Million of Senior Secured Notes - 12 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC ("ACEP") and ACEP Finance Corp. (together, with ACEP, the "Issuers"), have priced an offering of $375 million aggregate principal amount of 11% senior secured notes due 2014. Gross proceeds, after taking into account original issue d - read more »

Boyd Gaming Appoints Christine J. Spadafor to Board of Directors - 12 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) announced today that Christine J. Spadafor has been elected to the Company's board of directors.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030219/BOYDLOGO)Spadafor is the Chief Executive Officer of St. Jude's Ranch for Children, a non-p - read more »

Table Mountain Casino Winners in Disbelief When Massive Cash Jackpots Strike! - 12 August 2009
FRIANT, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Massive Cash Jackpot Winnersat Table Mountain Casino do not always win the same amount of Massive CASH but they do share one thing in common. . .and that is the disbelief when they have won BIG! The latest winner to claim the random jackpot explained her feelings when LUCK struc - read more »

'Cops for Casinos': Ohio Fraternal Order of Police Announces Support for Casino Ballot Issue - 12 August 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 11/PRNewswire/ --With local governments across the state being forced to consider layoffs in their safety forces, the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio -- the state's largest labor organization for law enforcement officers -- announced today its support for the Ohio Jobs and Growth Plan on the Nove - read more »

Panther Expedited Services Unveils New Brand; Services Include Ground, Air, Ocean, & Logistics - 12 August 2009
SEVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Panther Expedited Services President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Clarke announced today the unveiling of a new brand identity positioning Panther as a full-service transportation and logistics provider, offering domestic and international ground, air, ocean, and logistics s - read more »

Greektown Casino-Hotel Announces Record Profit, Revenue and Patrons in July While Gaining More Than a Point in Market Share - 12 August 2009
DETROIT, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third month in a row, Greektown Casino-Hotel posted record monthly profits and revenue, announced casino officials today. Projected EBITDAR (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization, and Restructuring Expenses) for July 2009 is $7.3 million -- the highest July - read more »

GPI Announces Retirement of CEO; Appoints Successor - 12 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced today the forthcoming retirement of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerard P. Charlier, effective on September 12, 2009. - read more »

DevilfishPoker.com Offers 18 Free Packages to European Masters of Poker Grand Final in Malta - 12 August 2009
LONDON, August 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DevilfishPoker.com today announces its August European Masters of PokerMalta promotion which sees 18 free seats given away to the EMOP grand finalmain event throughout this month. The fifth and final leg of the inaugural EMOP tour takes place inVittoriosa, Malta from Sept. 23 to 25 - read more »

Gaming Supermarket: Find the Biggest Bonuses Instantly - 11 August 2009
LEEDS, England, August 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Supermarket, the only website which finds online gamers thebiggest bonuses instantly, has launched today. The innovative new websiteresolves an issue which online gamers face every day: which site offers thebiggest bonus? For players of bingo, poker and casino games a - read more »

Encore Reveals All New HOYLE(R) Slots Game for PC & Mac - 11 August 2009
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Encore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of HOYLE Slots 2010, developed in partnership with Freeverse. This exciting development initiative illustrates Encore's commitment to extending the #1 selling family ente - read more »

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Releases July Index, With Exclusive Analysis From Union Gaming Group - 11 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off a flat month, the AGEM Index regained its upward momentum during the month of July, posting a value of 106.29, which represented an increase of 15.88 points (17.6 percent). The index broke through some significant barriers during the month, posting the third largest single- - read more »

PokerTek Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results - 11 August 2009
MATTHEWS, N.C., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PokerTek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTEK) today reported financial results for the second quarter and year-to-date period ended June 30, 2009.Second Quarter Highlights (comparisons to second quarter 2008) -- Total revenues decreased 60% to $1.5 million primarily on lower hardwa - read more »

Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Early Tender Results and Expiration of Early Tender Date for Tender Offer of its 8.75% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2013 - 11 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) (the "Company") announced today that it has accepted and purchased $125,465,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 ("Notes") that were tendered on or prior to the early tender date i - read more »

WSOP November Niner, Antoine Saout, Joins Team Everest Poker - 11 August 2009
LONDON, August 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 25 year-old Frenchman, Antoine Saout who recently became oneof only two Europeans in the WSOP November Nine has now committed to TeamEverest. Antoine, already a millionaire, is another example of a playerwho has grown through Everest Poker, where he qualified for the WSOP, and isnow - read more »

Pinnacle Entertainment Closes Issuance of $450 Million of New 8.625% Senior Notes - 11 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced today that it has closed the previously announced private offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of new 8.625% senior notes due 2017. The notes were issued at a price of 98.597% of par to yield 8.875% to maturi - read more »

Century Casinos Reports Q2 2009 Earnings Including Gain on South African Sale - 11 August 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; Vienna Stock Exchange) announced today the financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.Second Quarter 2009For the second quarter of 2009, net operating revenue from continuing operations was $11,884,00 - read more »

Innovative Musical Artist and Multi-Grammy Winner, John Legend, to Perform at Table Mountain Casino! - 11 August 2009
FRIANT, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Table Mountain Casino is home to BIG names in entertainment and the concert on September 15th will be no exception! Fans will DELIGHT in John Legend's smooth musical artistry and distinguished R & B sound! John Legend is famous for his soulful voice, heartfelt lyrics and im - read more »

Free Bingo Seven Days a Week at 888ladies! - 11 August 2009
GIBRALTAR, August 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 888ladies.com, the award winning online bingo company, has announced thelaunch of free online bingo games on http://www.888ladies.com. The free bingo games are exactly the same as regular bingo(http://www.888ladies.com)events except that they are absolutely free toenter. And you - read more »

Magna Entertainment Corp. files eighth default status report - 08 August 2009
AURORA, ON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ - Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC" or the "Company") filed this news release as its eighth bi-weekly default status report under National Policy 12-203 of the Canadian Securities Administrators, pursuant to which MEC announced that it would not be filing its Annual Report on Form 10-K fo - read more »

Face the Ace to Air This Saturday - 08 August 2009
DUBLIN, August 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Don Topel will play for $1 million thisSaturday at 9:00 PM ET on NBC's Face The Ace after beating twoFullTiltPoker.net pros on last week's episode. Don qualified to compete onthe poker game show by winning a series of online qualifiers onFullTiltPoker.net. Face the Ace, hosted by - read more »

MotorCity Casino Hotel is Awarded the Coveted AAA Four Diamond Rating - 08 August 2009
DETROIT, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MotorCity Casino Hotel announced today that its hotel has received the distinguished AAA Four Diamond designation.The AAA Four Diamond rating, one of the oldest and most respected rating standards in the hospitality industry, is awarded to properties that have successfully met and or exc - read more »

VODone Announces Constant Lottery Users Exceed 500,000 - 08 August 2009
HONG KONG, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- VODone Limited ("VODone"or the "Group"; stock code: 0082.HK), a leading Chinese new media operator is pleased to announce that its instant Internet broadcasting of lottery results and mobile lottery business, "Constant Lottery" has drawn widespread attention from nat - read more »

Everest Poker Further Enhances Loyalty Scheme - 08 August 2009
LONDON, August 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Poker, official sponsor of the WSOP, launched theirVIP Summit Club in October last year and has been gathering player feedbackever since. As a direct result Everest poker has made a series ofimprovements. Originally, the Everest Poker VIP Summit Club addressed thecomplaints, - read more »

Century Casinos Announces Dates of Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call - 08 August 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, August 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; Vienna Stock Exchange) announcedtoday that the company will release its earnings for the second quarter of2009 on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT")(3:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time ("CEST")) - read more »

Tropicana Unveils New Logo to Commence Transformation - 07 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tropicana Las Vegas unveils its energetic new logo to kick off the comprehensive revitalization and rebranding of the legendary Las Vegas Strip property. The vibrant, almost free-form logo replaces the previous diamond visual that has been used for more than two decades.(Photo: ht - read more »

MotorCity Casino Hotel Hosts Newest Group Representing Detroit on CarsAndCoffee.info - 07 August 2009
WESTMINSTER, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CandCDetroit.com is the latest social media site on the Internet gathering car owners and enthusiasts in the Detroit, Michigan area. Members and enthusiasts can connect through online forums on a variety of subjects to establish meet-ups that are fondly referred to around the - read more »

Yonkers Racing Corporation Announces Details of Earnings Call and Timing of Distribution of Quarterly Report - 07 August 2009
YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Yonkers Racing Corporation (the "Corporation") announced today that the Corporation's quarterly report for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009 will be posted to the Corporation's Intralinks website on Tuesday, August 11, 2009. Holders of the Corporation's 11 3/8% Senior Secured - read more »

Electronic Game Card, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings - 07 August 2009
NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 6, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electronic Game Card, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EGMI) ("EGC"), today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009, marking the Company's tenth sequential quarter of profitable growth. Electronic Game Card, Inc. reported second quarter 2009 - read more »

Internet Gambling Payment Processor Charged With Bank Fraud, Money Laundering and Illegal Gambling Offenses - 07 August 2009
NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lev L. Dassin, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today the filing of an indictment charging Douglas Renni - read more »

Video: Las Vegas' CityCenter To Be One of the World's Largest Green Developments - 07 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Created with a vision to bring a new level of environmental consciousness to the world-famous Strip, CityCenter will be one of the world's largest sustainable developments, from design and construction to operations and guest amenities. An extraordinary urban resort destinati - read more »

Thunder Valley Hires Three New Executives - 06 August 2009
LINCOLN, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Auburn Indian Community, owners of Thunder Valley Casino, have hired three new executives with extensive gaming experience. Yvonne Mao was named vice president of finance, C.J. Graham was named vice president of casino operations and Tina Rogo was named executive direc - read more »

National Labor Relations Board's St. Louis Office to Proceed With Charges Against St. Louis Casino Company - 06 August 2009
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 4, the Regional Director of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 14, which covers St. Louis, told labor union Workers United that, unless Pinnacle Entertainment agrees to remedy alleged federal labor law violations, Region 14 will civilly prosecute Pinnacle - read more »

Chambersburg Woman Claims $395,686 Cash 5 Jackpot Prize From PA Lottery - 06 August 2009
STATE LINE, Pa., Aug. 5/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barbara Jeannette of Chambersburg, Franklin County, won $395,686.50 from the July 27 Cash 5 drawing. Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees presented a ceremonial check to Jeannette at Earl's Market in State Line, Franklin County, where she purchased her winning ticke - read more »

DevilfishPoker.com Launches Weekly Live Tournament at Voodoo - Ireland's Newest Poker Club - 06 August 2009
LONDON, August 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DevilfishPoker.com today announces its new live weekly poker tournament,Devilfish Night, taking place at 8:30 p.m. each Thursday at the new VoodooCard Club, Arran Quay, Dublin Ireland. The Second Life tournament, a EUR25 + EUR5 no limit hold'em game with onerebuy, sees players start - read more »

Boyd Gaming Reports Second Quarter Results - 06 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030219/BOYDLOGO)For the quarter, we reported net income of $12.8 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to net income o - read more »

Win a VIP Luxury Bingo Cruise With 888Ladies - 06 August 2009
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NC Senior Games Announces Sponsorship by Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel - 05 August 2009
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 4/PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. has announced that Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel has agreed to be the Silver Sponsor for the 2009 Senior Games State Finals. This year marks the 25th anniversary of State Finals, bringing a special significance to the $10,000 sponsorship. I - read more »

XpressBet Launches Twitter Race Results - 05 August 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ - XpressBet, Inc., today announced the Company has launched an exciting new service for horse racing fans - an automated race results service that utilizes Twitter. Leveraging XpressBet's technology a new Twitter Automated Results Service was launched last week that enables Twitter u - read more »

Swede Anton Wigg Wins European Masters of Poker Barcelona - 05 August 2009
DUBLIN, August 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Anton Wigg from Sweden topped the field of 399 players at the EuropeanMasters of Poker in Casino Barcelona last weekend taking down EUR55,502 forhis victory. The EMOP Barcelona event attracted the largest field of the tourso far. After Viktor Manfred Kavenstam was eliminated at 4th p - read more »

IGT to Showcase Revenue-Driving Games, Machines and Systems at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow, August 9-11 - 05 August 2009
RENO, Nev., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) will showcase its industry-shaping games, systems and machines at the 2009 Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow (OIGA), Aug. 9-11 at the Tulsa Convention Center. Innovative technologies fuel IGT's ground-breaking game and sy - read more »

Slots Casino Tax Revenue in Pennsylvania Grows 18.5% in July - 05 August 2009
Month sees an average of $3.2 million in tax revenue returned daily to Commonwealth HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The amount of gross terminal revenue generated in July 2009 through the play of slot machines at eight casinos rose 18.46% over the previous year, according to figures released today by - read more »

Win GBP100 Every Day to put on Red or Black With Gaming Alerts - 05 August 2009
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Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corporation Purchase Slot Machines from Ainsworth Game Technology - 05 August 2009
MIAMI, FL, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corporation (CGAQ.PK) is pleased to announce the purchase of Ainsworth Game Technology slot machines, for immediate delivery. CCGC has purchased 28 new slots for a purchase price of 427,000 US. These machines will enhance the total overall revenue o - read more »

CelebPoker.com Moves to the iPoker Network - 05 August 2009
LONDON, August 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 12, leading online poker room CelebPoker.com willmove its poker operations from Boss Media to Playtech's iPoker network,boosting monthly guaranteed online poker tournaments to well over $20million. The move comes after the UK-based company conducted a detailedreview of its - read more »

Local Fresno Resident Is the Latest MASSIVE CASH Winner at Table Mountain Casino! - 04 August 2009
FRIANT, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine playing your favorite slot machine at Table Mountain Casino when the Massive Cash Jackpot hits! That is exactly what happened to Gene of Fresno during his most recent visit. Once Gene realized the $48,650 Massive Cash Jackpot was HIS he was a bit shocked. "I was stunned - read more »

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corporation brings Rubby Perez to grand opening event - 04 August 2009
MIAMI, FL, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corporation (CGAQ.PK) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement today, with famous Dominican singer Rubby Perez, to perform in a VIP concert at the grand opening day, October 16th at the Sosua Bay Convention Center, above the Gran - read more »

BNP Media and Spectrum Gaming Group Team Up for New England Gaming Summit - 04 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The explosive potential for gaming in the New England region will be the focus of a new conference from BNP Media Gaming Group and Spectrum Gaming Group. The first New England Gaming Summit will be held September 13-14, 2010, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. The event is sur - read more »

IGT Demonstrates Ongoing Commitment to Responsible Gaming - 04 August 2009
RENO, Nev., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As a reflection of its pledge to responsible gaming, International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a proud supporter of the American Gaming Association's 12th annual "Responsible Gaming Education Week," Aug. 3-7. During Responsible Gaming Education Week, IGT aims to heighten - read more »

PokerTek Installs PokerPro at Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada - 04 August 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PokerTek, Inc., (Nasdaq: PTEK) the industry pioneer and worldwide leader in automated poker tables, announced the installation of three PokerPro tables at Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada. This new poker room opened today, and is the first installation of Pok - read more »

MGM MIRAGE Reports Second Quarter Financial Results - 04 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2009. The Company reported a second quarter diluted loss per share of $0.60 compared to income per share of $0.40 in the prior year second quarter. The current year result was impacted by - read more »

Boylepoker.com Launches New Tournament Schedule With Three IPO Tickets up for Grabs This Week - 04 August 2009
DUBLIN, Ireland, August 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Boylepoker.com today launches its new tournament schedule which seesextra prizes added for the next five days. Every Turbo Freezeout from Mondayto Friday will have $50 added to the prize pool. These new turbo tournamentstake place at 22:30 nightly and have a buy-in of $5 + $0.5 - read more »

Beyonce's Four-Night Stint at Wynn Las Vegas a Resounding Success - 04 August 2009
NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop superstar, Beyonce, has taken Vegas by storm with a four-night stint at Wynn Las Vegas that started last Thursday and ended on Sunday evening. Billed as "An Intimate Performance by Beyonce," the show was designed as an up-close-and-personal evening with the iconic star, per - read more »

Everyone Wins in New Online Poker Freeroll Tournament - 04 August 2009
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August Will Make Lucky '21' an Even Luckier Number Only at Table Mountain Casino! - 01 August 2009
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Incredible Headliners Slated for Spotlight 29 Casino's Fall Concert Series - 01 August 2009
COACHELLA, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Spotlight 29 Casino is capping off the celebration of its 3rd annual "Summer of Fun." Now the casino is revealing the lineup for its Fall Concert Series, and the diverse list of headliners features some of the most influential names in music history. -- September 26: Boyz - read more »

Pennsylvania Lottery Achieves Near-Record Annual Sales; Record Instant Game Sales - 01 August 2009
Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Lottery Ticket Sales Exceeded $3.08 Billion; Delivered $910 Million in Net Revenue to Senior ProgramsHARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fiscal year 2008-2009 was the second best year for ticket sales in the Pennsylvania Lottery's 37-year history, Secretary of Revenue Stephen H - read more »

Online Gaming Affiliate FocalClick Looks To The Future - 01 August 2009
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Online gaming affiliate program FocalClick, is pleased to announce thelaunch of both a new website and a revamped affiliate program on August 1,2009. The new program features a range of improvements certain to attract pokerand casino affiliates worldwide including the cha - read more »

Poll Shows Overwhelming Voter Support for Video Gaming - 01 August 2009
RALEIGH, N.C., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new statewide poll released today by Public Policy Polling, a Raleigh based public research and polling company, shows overwhelming voter support for legislation to oversee, regulate and tax video gaming in North Carolina.Key poll findings: -- 79% of most likely voters in No - read more »

Play Online Poker at Boylepoker.com in August and September and get 2,000 Extra Chips for the International Poker Open 2009 - 01 August 2009
DUBLIN, Ireland, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Boylepoker.com tomorrow launches its innovative VIP Club points promotionfor the International Poker Open 2009. The promotion gives players theopportunity to increase their starting stack at the live tournament in Dublinin October from 8,000 to 10,000 by simply playing at Boylep - read more »

EUR570,000 up for Grabs on DevilfishPoker.com in the August leg of the World's Biggest Rake Chase - 01 August 2009
LONDON, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Online poker players get their second shot at winning thousands of cashbonus prizes as the World's Biggest Rake Chase promotion onDevilfishPoker.com starts afresh on August 1, 2009. Offering more than EUR1.7 million in prizes throughout the summer, theWorld's Biggest Rake Chase is fre - read more »

Tipp24.com: "Double Threes" in August - 01 August 2009
LONDON, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Reason to be cheerful for Tipp24.com customers: The new"Double threes" campaign will start in August. Whoever ticks the correctboxes in any of the draws from 1st to 29th August 2009 will double theirwinnings, as for this month Tipp24.com will double the official odds for eachthree (winni - read more »