Gambling News Archives 2008

January 2008


Electronic Game Card Signs Paddy Power for First UK Online Campaign - 22 January 2008
Electronic Game Card, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EGMI), the creator of the Electronic GameCard(TM), today confirmed that Paddy Power, the largest provider of fixed- odds sports betting in Ireland, has launched a promotional offering through their retail presence utilizing the Electronic GameCard (TM). The campaign whic - 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 »
$400,000 Already Awarded, $600,000 Left to Win in PlayersOnly.com’s Richest Tournament Ever - 22 January 2008
This Sunday night is another monthly final in PlayersOnly.com'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 PlayersOnly.com Manage - read more »
EU Probes Gambling Restrictions - 31 January 2008
EU regulators sent official requests Thursday for information about gambling restrictions introduced in Germany and Sweden that triggered complaints from online betting companies.EU rules allow national authorities to impose controls on gambling to protect consumers, but say they cannot discriminate against companies f - read more »

February 2008


Absolute Poker Signs Contract with Astrophysicist-Turned-Model Liv Boeree - 22 February 2008
What does poker have in common with astrophysics? At first glace, not a whole lot. But that hasn't stopped popular online poker site AbsolutePoker.com (http://www.absolutepoker.com/) from bringing a 23-year-old astrophysics graduate on board to represent the site in the UK market.Absolute Poker today announced that Liv - read more »
Bodog to Host Inaugural Bodog Poker Open - 23 February 2008
Online poker players will be competing this March for some serious cash, not to mention serious bragging rights, when Bodog hosts its inaugural tournament series, the Bodog Poker Open (BPO). Starting on Monday, March 3, the BPO will feature five preliminary events, all leading up to the series' championship, the $500 b - read more »
Titan Poker Players to Hit the Pubs and Play Poker in Dublin - 22 February 2008
Titan Poker (http://www.titanpoker.com/), the largest poker room on the iPoker Network, will send a delegation of the best online poker players from across Europe to participate in Ireland's biggest poker event. The internationally renowned online poker site will be sending players from countries including Denmark, - read more »
PlayersOnly Extends Entry Deadline for $10K Video Contest on YouTube - 16 February 2008
PlayersOnly.com online casino and poker room is extending the entry deadline for their $10,000 video contest on YouTube.com. Video clips showing what it takes to be a “player” can now be uploaded until March 15 to YouTube.com/Group/UnleashThePlayer.“As word of the contest has spread, we've been getting lots of inquiri - 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 »
Bluff Europe’s ElkY EXCLUSIVE Out Now! - 04 March 2008
The March issue of Bluff Europe is on UK newsstands and in card rooms today -- featuring an in-depth interview with one of the games biggest online stars, Bertrand Grospellier.The Frenchman might not be a name you're all familiar with, but his online alias is one that is well known to online players. ‘ElkY' has been on - read more »
German Domain Name Casino.de Sold for USD 591,000.00 - 17 March 2008
The Danish Internet company Balslev Media has recently purchased the German domain name www.casino.de for Euro 400,000 / US $591,000. This is a new record price paid for a German domain name.According to the new owner of Casino.de, the domain name acquisition was a bargain. "The value of the domain consists of several - read more »
3 local men accused in Internet gambling ring - 30 March 2008
Three Syracuse men who were arrested in a $20.3 million gambling operation in Central New York three years ago are now accused of being involved in a gambling ring that racked up more than $50 million in bets between September 2006 and this March. George Bedigian, 63, of North McBride Street; Salvatore Tumino, 70, of N - 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 »
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 »
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 »
Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott Makes Song and Dance as Keynote Speaker - 01 April 2008
Poker legend and wit Dave ‘Devilfish' Ulliott has been invited to give the keynote speech at the Poker Conference and Expo and Casino Affiliate Program (CAP) Spring Break conference at the Grand Resort in Limassol, Cyprus on May 21st this year following in the footsteps of the great Doyle Brunson who addressed delegate - read more »

May 2008


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 OPoker.com, a new online poker site launched by a group of Scandinavia's leading Internet poker executives. Under the - read more »
$75,000 Worth of Lotto Balls Roll into the Jackpot Factory - 19 May 2008
The Jackpot Factory (www.jackpotfactory.com), a leading online slots casino group known for first-rate customer support, has begun its newest lotto promotion where they will give out a total of $75,000 in bonuses.In each weekly drawing, the online slots casino group will give out over 10,000 credits worth of bonuses, i - 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 »
International Poker Champs Confirmed For Asian Poker Tour Manila - 16 May 2008
The action at the Asian Poker Tour Manila leg is sure to be sizzling hot with several international poker champs now confirmed. Layne Flack, Huck Seed, Roy Winston, Mansour Matloubi and Evelyn Ng are determined to take home the largest share in the $1,000,000 prize pool at the upcoming Asian Poker Tour Manila Event to - read more »

June 2008


Slotland’s New Slotris Slot Machine is Reminiscent of Iconic Falling-Blocks Video Game - 04 June 2008
Slotland.com'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 »
Veteran online casino player spins her way to a $31,495.50 progressive jackpot - 26 June 2008
All Slots Online Casino (www.allslots.com), 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 »
Bodog Casino Player Hits $200,000 Jackpot - 24 June 2008
It was a day like any other in the Bodog Casino for 55-year-old Howard G. of Houston, Texas, playing "Victory" slots like he'd done many times before, but that all changed when the reels spun and revealed four "captains" and a "ship". Acting as a wildcard, the "ship" gave Howard the equivalent of five "captains", which - read more »
$818,403.30 won on King Cashalot Progressive Jackpot at Jupiter Club Casino - 06 June 2008
“It's been a record year thus far for GrandPrive.com players,” says company spokesperson, Sonia Bradshaw. “In fact, 2008MILLION is truly living up to its name as the year where everything is possible for everyone who dreams, dares and plays at our casinos!” At roughly 11:22 PM on Thursday, 5 June 2008, regular GrandPri - read more »

July 2008


All Bingo Club Joins BrightShare Affiliate Program - 28 July 2008
BrightShare Limited (www.brightshare.com), the exclusive affiliate program of the Jackpot Factory group, announced that as of today its affiliate partners can generate revenue by promoting online bingo via the Jackpot Factory's new All Bingo Club (www.allbingoclub.com). All Bingo Club, which launched in April 2008 unde - read more »
Scotty Nguyen wins US$2 million at World Series of Poker tourney - 01 July 2008
Poker professional Scotty Nguyen won nearly US$2 million at the World Series of Poker on Monday, topping a field of 148 players and emerging from a marathon final table with his fifth gold bracelet.Nguyen beat out 23-year-old Michael DeMichele in H.O.R.S.E., a rotating-game tournament that cost $50,000 to enter.The var - 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 »
Top Asian Poker Pros Look Forward to APT Macau - 24 July 2008
The list of renowned poker pros participating in the Macau leg of this year's Asian Poker Tour (APT) has just gotten longer. With 2008 APT Philippines champion David Saab already placing 46th at the World Series of Poker and confirming his participation in the main event of APT Macau, four big-name poker pros of Asian - read more »

August 2008


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 »
Nevadans debate gambling addictions sickness or choice? - 22 August 2008
Behind bars for the past four years, Rodney Landingham has been mourning the charmed life he once had playing football for the Nevada Wolf Pack.Like those in a number of recent high profile criminal cases in Reno, he says he lost everything because of his love affair with the euphoria he felt winning blackjack and crap - read more »
Atlantic City casinos are cutting down on the comps - 24 August 2008
For spending $100 or so on the slot machines, Gloria and David Hykes used to get a free room at Harrah's Resort casino.No more. The couple from York Haven, Pa., paid $99 for a room there last week, and they know why."I didn't even ask," said Hykes, 53, as he sat with his wife at a penny slot machine at Harrah's Resort. - 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


Jadestone To Shake Up Online Poker Industry With New Multiplayer DiceArena Games - 23 September 2008
Swedish online game developer Jadestone announced today that it has developed a suite of new and exciting dice games for online gaming operators. The fully managed game network is called DiceArena(TM) and will be launched at popular European gaming sites during this fall.As the growth in online poker in Europe is start - read more »
All Slots Online Casino Launches the $500,000 World Series of Slots - 01 September 2008
All Slots Online Casino (www.allslots.com), 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 »
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 »
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 »

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 (www.bluffeurope.com) host another of its successful ‘Madness Freerolls' in association with Poker.co.uk. The event, which is hosted on www.poker.co.uk and will kick off at 20:15 GMT, has a prize pool of €1,000 with an additional two b - read more »

November 2008


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 »
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 »

December 2008


Experience Excitement of Vegas with New Virgin Casino Game, Vegas Blackjack with 20+ Bonus™ - 01 December 2008
Virgin Games Casino today announces the launch of its most generous Blackjack game yet, Vegas Blackjack with 20+ Bonus™. Players can enjoy all American Blackjack rules and the chance to win up to 30:1 on a Blackjack! Vegas Blackjack with 20+ Bonus™ is the ultimate casino game for both beginners and gaming experts. Play - read more »
Bluff Europe €1,500 Free Roll Set to be a Christmas Cracker - 23 December 2008
Christmas is on its way and leading European poker magazine Bluff Europe is giving away €1,500 over the festive season. Partnering with Poker Heaven, the Bluff Europe Cardgang event takes place on December 29th at 7pm.Bluff Europe and Poker Heaven offer poker players their chance to play for a €1,500 prize pool, all fo - read more »
Kim Kardashian Hits Diamond Jackpot at Vegas Birthday Bash - 01 December 2008
Kim Kardashian got the surprise of a lifetime at her LAX nightclub birthday bash on October 24, 2008. During her interview with Extra TV, Kim Kardashian was presented with a 34 Carat Diamond necklace from Director of Marketing for ItsHot.com, Christopher Hernandez, the wholesale priced eCommerce jewelry company. With a - read more »
David 'Chino' Rheem Inks Contract to Join "The Poker Pack" - 20 December 2008
AsianLogic Plc, owners of The Asian Poker Tour (http://www.asianpt.com), 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 »