Gambling News Archives 2008

January 2008

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 »
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 »
Fans Fund Aims to Buy English Soccer Club - 07 January 2008
Following the takeover of Ebbsfleet United, a second professional English Football Club could be owned by a fans website by the end of the season, it was claimed - set up by two Oxford based businessmen in October - aims to persuade up to 40,000 fans to invest £39 each for an equal share of - read more »
Front Cover Story: Don King Talks Boxing, Mike Tyson and More; Also Featuring Lennox Lewis and Sylvestor Stallone - 09 January 2008
Haute Living Magazine, carving a niche in the luxury publication industry with exclusive interviews with the world's greatest power players, is proud to announce the release of the December/January edition of Haute Living Los Angeles, led by a one-on-one cover story with one of the world's most successful businessmen, - read more »

February 2008

Card Player Poker + Sports Magazine Partners with Genting Stanley Casinos for National Poker Championships - 05 February 2008
Card Player Poker + Sports is pleased to announce its exclusive media partnership with leading UK casino group, Genting Stanley, for the Genting Stanley National Poker Championships 2008.The championships, which take place from Mar. 26-30 in Genting Stanley's Manchester, Southend, and Nottingham casinos, will receive s - 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 »
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 »
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 »

March 2008

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 »
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 »
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

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

May 2008

$75,000 Worth of Lotto Balls Roll into the Jackpot Factory - 19 May 2008
The Jackpot Factory (, 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

June 2008

Player experiences near shock after winning over $10,000 on Avalon - 24 June 2008
The Jackpot Factory (, a leading online slots casino group known for first-rate customer support, announced that an online casino player at its All Jackpots Casino ( recently won $10,620 from a single spin on the Avalon video slot game.The winner, Ellen J., was very excited th - read more »
Titan Poker Players Will Up the Ante in China this August - 04 June 2008
Titan Poker, the largest online poker room on the iPoker Network, has launched a series of qualifying satellites to determine which of its players will participate in the exciting Asian Poker Tour (APT) tournament in Macau from August 26th until August 31st.This second stop on the Asian Poker Tour will take avid poker - 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 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 »

July 2008

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 »
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 »
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 »
All Bingo Club Joins BrightShare Affiliate Program - 28 July 2008
BrightShare Limited (, 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 ( All Bingo Club, which launched in April 2008 unde - read more »

August 2008

Countdown to the Asian Poker Tour, Macau – Home Of Asia’s Largest Guaranteed Prize Pool - 26 August 2008
The excitement is building ahead of the second leg of the 2008 Asian Poker Tour in Macau. The event is being held at the bustling Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino, running from August 27 to 31, 2008. The first card of the Main Event will be dealt at 2.30pm on Thursday 28th after a welcome reception and satellites tour - 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 »
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 »
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 »

September 2008

Experts say Macau's success spurring Asia's gaming industry - 09 September 2008
Macau's success as a gaming haven is spurring the industry in Asia, with some countries already building massive casinos and others moving to legalise them, experts said Tuesday. The provision of wholesome entertainment, retail shopping, and hotel and convention facilities as part of the gaming experience is helping to - 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 »
Charles Town Races & Slots’ new $21 million hotel set to open this weekend - 04 September 2008
Walking through the front entrance, a large flat-screen television in the lobby churns out the latest news from CNN. Behind the television and a fireplace is a nine-seat lobby bar where patrons can kick back and relax. Across a foyer is where hot breakfasts will be served. Welcome to Charles Town Races & Slots' new $21 - 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 »

October 2008

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 »
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 »
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 »
Victorians lose a record $4.8bn in gambling - 29 October 2008
Victorians lost a record $4.8 billion in gambling last year. Poker machines in pubs and clubs were the biggest money magnet, draining $2.6 billion from players' pockets. The remainder was blown at Crown Casino and on lotteries and wagering. The biggest winner was the Victorian government, with gambling revenue injectin - 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

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 »
Wynn To Open New Casino Resort In Las Vegas Amid Downturn - 20 December 2008
His competitors face free falling stock prices and potential bankruptcies, but Steve Wynn's company is sitting pretty as it prepares to open the doors on Monday to its lavish new resort, Encore. The $2.3 billion, 2,000-room hotel-casino, which is attached to the three-year-old Wynn Las Vegas on the Strip, debuts at a m - 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 »
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 »