Gambling News Archives 2008

January 2008

UK Woman Wins $15,000 New York Shopping Spree - 21 January 2008
Dream & Win, the online raffle that makes dreams come true, today announced its first big winner. The lucky winner, a 29-year old woman from London, will spend three mad, magical days on a whirlwind shopping spree in the world's capital of fashion and shopping, New York City. “We're thrilled to be announcing our first - read more »
Green Joker Poker Sponsors Leading Irish Pro - 21 January 2008
Online poker room Green Joker Poker is proud to announce the addition of popular Irish poker pro Rob Taylor to the Green Joker Poker team. Rob, who finished second in the Irish Rankings in 2007, will play all the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour events under a sponsorship deal with the company.Spokesman for the company, Mike La - read more »
Zonder Launches New Search Technology with Real-Time Vacation Rental Bookings and an All-New - 09 January 2008
Zonder, the first vacation home rental ( site to offer real-time bookings for private homes, condos, cabins and villas, has announced the launch of an all-new Featuring rich, accurate content about each property, includes a photo slideshow, a detailed description of the prop - read more »
$400,000 Already Awarded, $600,000 Left to Win in’s Richest Tournament Ever - 22 January 2008
This Sunday night is another monthly final in's Million Dollar Free Roll Tournament. $400,000K has already been awarded in the year-long series and there's still $600,000 left to win -- $100,000 at Sunday's final table.“We have a lot of relatively new players at our tables,” said Manage - read more »

February 2008

EU probes Swedish and German online gambling laws - 01 February 2008
Internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy has given Germany two months to respond to an official request for information explaining its new law banning all online gambling in order to see whether the ban falls foul of EU treaty provisions on the free movement of services.In a statement on Thursday (31 January), the - read more »
Skilled Team of Players to Represent Titan Poker at South African Poker Open - 05 February 2008
Titan Poker (, the largest poker room on the iPoker Network, will send a highly skilled delegation of poker players to the South African Poker Open. Three of these players will travel from Canada to attend this exciting South African event, and the fourth player will arrive from The Netherlan - read more »
PlayersOnly Extends Entry Deadline for $10K Video Contest on YouTube - 16 February 2008 online casino and poker room is extending the entry deadline for their $10,000 video contest on Video clips showing what it takes to be a “player” can now be uploaded until March 15 to“As word of the contest has spread, we've been getting lots of inquiri - read more »
French Open organizers taking online betting companies to court over gambling - 01 February 2008
French Open organizers have filed a lawsuit in a bid to ban online gambling companies from offering bets on the Grand Slam tournament. The complaint filed Friday in courts in Liege in eastern Belgium and in Paris claims that Internet betting companies stain the reputation of the clay-court championship at Roland Garros - read more »

March 2008

Bodog Poker Open Main Event Goes to Shawn "phatcat" Luman - 18 March 2008
The inaugural Bodog Poker Open drew to a close on Sunday, March 9 with 596 online poker players making Bodog history as they competed for a share of a whopping $305,120 prize pool in the series' championship, the Bodog Poker Open Main Event. The total cash purse, which included $25,000 in additional money added by Bodo - read more »
Seminole Tribe keeps low profile in Vegas - 02 March 2008
The Seminole Tribe, which operates seven casinos in Florida and purchased the Hard Rock restaurant chain in 2006 for nearly $1 billion, has become the envy of Las Vegas casino operators.While Vegas slots generally turn a daily profit of about $100, Florida slots, which actually are electronic bingo devices, make from $ - read more »
Golf Magazine Announces the 2008 List of "Best Golf Resorts" - 10 March 2008
Want to know the ultimate golf destinations in North America? GOLF MAGAZINE has the answer. This year marks the 20th anniversary of GOLF's "Best Resorts Awards," an honor bestowed upon the 75 greatest destinations in North America which appears in the April issue on newsstands today. A complete listing is attached. - read more »
Scotland Tops Poker League at Ladbrokes After Hat Trick Wins - 10 March 2008
Scotland ( tops the poker ( league with, and players bagged the Ladbrokes VIP party for less than the price of a pint.Four years ago, Edinburgh placed second in a Ladbrokes-commissioned poll to find the city with the most successful poker players. Now, it - read more »

April 2008

Asian Poker Tour Names Matt Savage as Tournament Director - 17 April 2008
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is proud to announce that Matt Savage has signed on as tournament director for the APT's Manila Main Event next month.Few men are as qualified for the position. Matt was appointed tournament director for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) - the world's blue ribbon poker event - in 2002 after wo - read more »
Bodog Boss Pulls Off April Fool's Day Prank with 'Calvin's Heir' - 05 April 2008
The show that was slated to rock the socks off reality TV has been revealed as a hoax. Calvin's Heir, the reality show where nine women compete to birth a baby worthy of inheriting the Bodog Empire is an April Fool's gag pulled off by Calvin Ayre himself.“Being surrounded by nine wailing babies? Not in this lifetime,” - read more »
Slotland Auctions African Art at CAC, Amsterdam - 06 April 2008
Like many other online casinos, is exhibiting at the Casino Affiliates Conference in Amsterdam this week. But Slotland isn't like any other online casino. Like their competitors, representatives from Slotland will be discussing online and mobile business opportunities with affiliates. But unlike the other - read more »
Ashley 'Rumbles' With Her Idol, WWE Champ, John Cena, Thanks to Kids Wish Network - 06 April 2008
14-year-old Ashley of Bellevue is a huge wrestling fan. She rarely misses a match on television and is absolutely crazy about the WWE's John Cena. That's why, when Ashley got to pick any wish that she wanted from her friends at Kids Wish Network, she decided that what she wanted most was to meet the wrestling star in p - read more »

May 2008

Cryptologic Secures agreement with 888 holdings plc - 09 May 2008
CryptoLogic Limited, a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, through its wholly owned subsidiary WagerLogic, has announced a three-year licensing contract with 888 Holdings PLC, one of the world's most popular online gaming companies. Under the agreement, 888 will select and integrate casino - read more »
Littlewoods Casino pays out more than $1.3 million on CryptoLogic’s 9-line Millionaires Club jackpot slot game - 09 May 2008
CryptoLogic Limited, a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, has made another lucky online casino slot player an instant millionaire. On May 3 at 12:35 a.m. GMT, Millionaires Club, one of the internet's most popular progressive slot games available exclusively to CryptoLogic licensees, awarde - read more »
All Bingo Club Shares the Wealth with its Players - 19 May 2008
All Bingo Club (, a vibrant online bingo hall and a proud member of the reputable Jackpot Factory (, has launched their refer-a-friend program that pays its players £5 for every friend they introduce to the club. With no cap on how many friends a player brings in, the refe - read more »
Cryptologic Increases Poker Presence in Core European Market with OPoker - 13 May 2008
CryptoLogic Limited, a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, through its wholly owned subsidiary WagerLogic, today announced an exclusive three-year licensing agreement with, a new online poker site launched by a group of Scandinavia's leading Internet poker executives. Under the - read more »

June 2008

Veteran online casino player spins her way to a $31,495.50 progressive jackpot - 26 June 2008
All Slots Online Casino (, a proud member of the Jackpot Factory Group and a leading online slot casino, has another big winner. Tonya J., who is also a member of the Jackpot Factory's VIP Lounge, won $31,495.50 at the online casino on a progressive jackpot game.The progressive jackpot win came on the - read more »
Cantor Gaming Signs Deal with popular Cult Classic Brand, Heavy Metal Magazine - 26 June 2008
Cantor Gaming, operator of, has signed an exclusive deal with the fantasy magazine, Heavy Metal, to produce a range of world-class, online casino games based on the characters in the magazine.Cantor Gaming has teamed up with Kevin Eastman, owner of Heavy Metal magazine, to bring the characters and - read more »
Bodog's Random Number Generator Scores Gaming Associates Certification - 11 June 2008
Bodog has made another leap forward in guaranteeing its players the safest, most secure and enjoyable online gaming experience possible by acquiring certification from Gaming Associates for its casino's random number generator (RNG).The Bodog Casino RNG has been certified by TST and their internationally accredited tes - read more »
Slotland’s New Slotris Slot Machine is Reminiscent of Iconic Falling-Blocks Video Game - 04 June 2008's new Tetris-like online slot machine is two games in one, both inspired by the popular game of falling-blocks considered by some to be the best video game ever. The wheels on Slotland's new Slotris online slot machine spin the familiar multi-coloured cubes and the same squares fall into place on the grid - read more »

July 2008

How to Win at Poker -- and at Business - 01 July 2008
Deepak Thadani learned how to play poker during a trip to Atlantic City in 2004, a few years after he launched a high-end network security company in Woodside, N.Y. He soon discovered that many of his clients-CEOs and CFOs of large New York companies-were also aspiring card sharps. So he organized a monthly game. "Poke - read more »
Bodog Casino Goes Mobile - 01 July 2008
Bodog is proud to announce the official release of its mobile casino client, Bodog Mobile. With versions specifically designed for mobile phones, BlackBerry® smartphones, PDAs and other Smartphones, Bodog Mobile puts your favorite Bodog Casino games in the palm of your hand. Anytime, anywhere, simply log in and enjoy t - read more »
E-gaming software leader unveils player-created tournaments, advanced sorting and filtering tool - 03 July 2008
CryptoLogic Limited., a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, today introduced two unique features to its Internet poker software line-up: the ability for players to host their own tournaments, and a new advanced sorting and filtering tool that allows players to customize their own settings f - read more »
APT Philippines Champion Sets Sights on Macau - 08 July 2008
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is proud to announce that the champion of this year's inaugural leg, David Saab, is confirmed to attend the next leg of the APT in Macau. Australia-based Saab survived ferocious competition at the final table to win APT Philippines this past June, taking home $280,000 US. This August, he will - read more »

August 2008

Five New Real-Series Video Slots at Club World Casinos - 22 August 2008
Real-Series video slots continue to be the most popular category of games offered by RealTime Gaming according to number of games played. They are second only to blackjack and are played twice as much as standard three reel slot games. These new Real-Series video slots offer stunning graphics, captivating sounds, encha - read more »
Table Mountain Casino Congratulates Another MEGA MOUNTAIN JACKPOTS Winner - 24 August 2008
I never thought this would happen to me!" exclaimed Lorena of Madera, California, as she became the most recent Table Mountain MEGA MOUNTAIN JACKPOTS Massive Cash winner. Lorena's random winnings totaled $30,737 on a penny slot machine!The winnings just keep on coming for lucky Club Members at Table Mountain Casino wit - read more »
Pokies unsafe, Xenophon tells industry - 24 August 2008
Anti-pokies campaigner and incoming senator Nick Xenophon told the gaming industry's annual summit that poker machines were "inherently unsafe" and conference attendees were deliberately ignoring the damage they caused.The independent MP from South Australia, who will take his seat in the newly formed Senate later this - read more »
Casinos in the future for Milford and Marlborough? - 24 August 2008
Casinos could be in the cards for Milford and Marlborough, but local and regional officials aren't exactly starry-eyed over the idea.While casinos have yet to be approved by Massachusetts lawmakers, Marlborough City Council President Arthur Vigeant is skeptical of billionaire Sheldon Adelson's rumored interest in bring - read more »

September 2008

Casinos Profiting From The Online Slot Machine - 04 September 2008
When you enter a casino, the first things you are likely to see are slot machines; lots of slot machines, as they are by far the most popular game in a casino. Originally, casino owners only installed slot machines as a way to keep the spouses of the table players busy, yet they quickly became a favorite. Now, the onli - read more »
All Slots Online Casino Launches the $500,000 World Series of Slots - 01 September 2008
All Slots Online Casino (, a proud member of the Jackpot Factory Group and a leading online slots casino, has launched the $500,000 World Series of Slots: a series of slots tournaments running between September 1st and November 10th, offering a record-breaking half a million dollars in cash prizes. Dep - read more »
Grand Biloxi Casino, Hotel & Spa Now Open - 04 September 2008
Biloxi is experiencing normal weather conditions and all roads to the property are open.The casino opened today at 2 p.m. The hotel, retail and all food outlets are all open. The Grand Bear Golf Course will open on Friday morning.Grand Biloxi Casino, Hotel & Spa closed on August 31 due to Hurricane Gustav.Grand Biloxi - read more »
Online Gambling and eCommerce - 04 September 2008
Since the invention of the internet, more and more application of this technology seem to pop up ever now and then. But the biggest breakthrough came when people started doing business and earning money online. At the present, almost all types of products services could be offered and purchased on the internet.And spea - read more »

October 2008

Asian Poker Tour Announces Manila Event for 2009 - 09 October 2008
Having made its mark on Asia and players around the world with two highly successful poker events in 2008, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) has announced the first event for its 2009 tournament schedule.APT Philippines 2009, the Manila leg of next year's Tour, will be held at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel in Makati, Philippin - read more »
Bodog Casino Player Makes Change of a Lifetime - 29 October 2008
Kelly J. of Calif. made the decision of a lifetime when she opted to switch up her routine, giving Bodog Casino's Caribbean Stud a go instead of her usual game, Let 'Em Ride. Just three hands into her first round of Caribbean Stud she struck gold, and lots of it. Opting to throw an extra dollar into the mix for a shot - read more »
New Horseshoe Casino Announces Impressive World Series of Poker(R) Ladies' Circuit Event Numbers - 29 October 2008
The new 500 million-dollar Horseshoe Casino, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, today announced an impressive final number of female entrants at this past Sunday's high-stakes action of the World Series of Poker® circuit event. The third No-Limit Hold 'em $200 buy-in circuit event drew 227 entrants who generated a - read more »
Bluff Europe Madness €1,500 Freeroll on Thursday - 29 October 2008
This Thursday (30th October) sees Europe's most popular poker magazine, Bluff Europe ( host another of its successful ‘Madness Freerolls' in association with The event, which is hosted on and will kick off at 20:15 GMT, has a prize pool of €1,000 with an additional two b - read more »

November 2008

Bluff Europe’s $10,000 Freeroll With DiamondBet Just One Week Away - 20 November 2008
Bluff Europe, Europe's largest poker magazine, has joined forces with DiamondBet Poker to provide their biggest ever online freeroll poker tournament, with a staggering $10,000 to be won.As part of their ongoing promotional series "Bluff Europe Madness", the $10,000 freeroll takes place at 8.15pm on Thursday 27th Novem - read more »
Cantor Gaming Acquires Las Vegas Sports Consultants - 06 November 2008
Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of the global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald, today announced that it has acquired Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC), the world's largest oddsmaking company. LVSC provides odds and point spreads to all major Nevada sports books and its consensus line is considered the most va - read more »

December 2008

David 'Chino' Rheem Inks Contract to Join "The Poker Pack" - 20 December 2008
AsianLogic Plc, owners of The Asian Poker Tour (, would like to congratulate two members of The Poker Pack - Steve Sung and David ‘Chino' Rheem - on making the final table at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Sung signed his sponsorship deal to become a member - read more »
Marc Goodwin Tops Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Rankings - 09 December 2008
Marc Goodwin has topped the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour's Rankings leaderboard and taken the title of Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Player of the Year. He overtook long-time leader Nik Persaud after leg 9 of the poker tournament in Blackpool where he won a side-event and had two further final table finishes. Marc increased his l - read more »
George Lucas to Receive Art Directors Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award, February 14 - 01 December 2008
Revolutionary director/producer, George Lucas has been selected to receive the Art Directors Guild's (ADG's) coveted honorary Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, it was announced today by Thomas A. Walsh, ADG President, and Awards co-producers John Sabato and John Janavs. Known for pushing the limits o - read more »
Harrah's Entertainment Announces Oversubscription of Private Exchange Offers - 01 December 2008
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (Harrah's) announced today that its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, Harrah's Operating Company, Inc. (HOC), is extending to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 5, 2008, the Early Tender Date (as defined in HOC's confidential offering memorandum, dated November 14, 2008, the "Offering - read more »