Gambling News Archives 2008

January 2008

Largest Offer For Tropicana Casino and Resort Atlantic City $950 Million - 22 January 2008
On January 11, 2008, Joseph Palladino, (on behalf of a company to be disclosed), submitted to Justice Gary Stein, trustee in charge for the sale of the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, an offer to purchase the property for $950 Million, outbidding a former offer of $850 Million submitted by Colony - read more »
Battlestar Galactica's Aaron Douglas Headlines Dallas Convention in March - 07 January 2008
Fans of Science Fiction, Anime, Renaissance Arts, Costuming, Collecting, Film, Television, and even Women's Roller Derby will be converging on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison (Dallas) Texas on March 7th-9th, 2008. Only one event can draw such an eclectic group together; Dallas' extraordinary convention: All-Con.All-C - 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 »
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

Titan Poker Players to Hit the Pubs and Play Poker in Dublin - 22 February 2008
Titan Poker (, 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 »
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 ( 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 »
Card Player Pro Announces the Most Talkative Addition Yet - 21 February 2008
Card Player Pro announces that Mike "The Mouth" Matusow has joined its team of online poker instructors. Matusow, who has close to $6 million in tournament winnings, is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, and the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions winner, adds his uninhibited charisma and - read more »

March 2008

German Domain Name Sold for USD 591,000.00 - 17 March 2008
The Danish Internet company Balslev Media has recently purchased the German domain name 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, the domain name acquisition was a bargain. "The value of the domain consists of several - 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 »
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 »
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 »

April 2008

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 »
MIT “Blackjack Teams” to Test Backgammon Masters New Blackjack Platform - 22 April 2008
BackgammonMasters, the online gaming site that offers popular casino and board games including Blackjack, Backgammon and Poker, has enlisted the “Blackjack Teams” from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to test out their new Blackjack platform as well as their Basic Blackjack Calculator.Following the recent re - read more »
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 »

May 2008

Bodog Poker Announces Mini-SOP Online Tournament Series - 26 May 2008
Bodog today announced that it is launching a new online poker tournament series this summer that will mirror all 25 Holdem events of the 2008 World Series of Poker* in Las Vegas at just a fraction of the buy-in. The Bodog Poker Mini-SOP will run from May 30-July 3, with each tournament held on the same date as its coun - 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 »
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 »
Poker’s Top Asian Pros Eye Top Plum at APT Manila - 09 May 2008
The top professional poker players with Asian heritage are aiming for nothing less than the top prize at the upcoming Asian Poker Tour Philippines leg this coming May 27 to June 1.Korean-born Steve Sung, Vietnam-native Quinn Do and Vietnamese-American Nam Le are all hoping to be the last man standing at the finals tabl - 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 »
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 »
$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 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

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 »
Poker's biggest tournament gets under way in Vegas - 04 July 2008
The marathon grind toward the richest pot in poker is under way.Play opened in the 39th World Series of Poker main event Thursday, with nearly 1,300 players hoping to make it through a 10-hour day of no-limit Texas Hold 'em against high-profile players and unknowns who could come out of nowhere to win millions of dolla - 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 »
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 »

August 2008

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 »
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 »
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 »
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

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 »
Phil Hellmuth’s 12th WSOP Bracelet and His Long Lost Twin - 25 September 2008
There is only one 11-time WSOP bracelet winner, but world-record holder Phil Hellmuth will have poker fans seeing double this week in London -- Saturday, September 27, 12:00PM -- when the UltimateBet pro will come to the WSOPE with a gaggle of men and women vying for the “Phil Hellmuth Look-A-Like” title. All are welc - 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 »
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

Absolute Poker Helps Players Improve Game with 'Show Folded Cards' Feature - 29 October 2008
Absolute Poker has introduced a new feature to help online poker enthusiasts keep track of their folded hands and ultimately hone their game. The 'Show Folded Cards' function lets players see the cards they folded at any given time during a hand. "Poker players love to remain a part of every poker hand, even after they - 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 »
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 »

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

Condé Nast Ranks Al Maha Top Overseas Leisure Hotel in Dubai - 01 December 2008
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, the luxurious desert retreat owned by Emirates Hotels & Resorts, has collected yet another Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Award. Jumping six places in its overall rating from last year, Al Maha was the only Dubai hotel to be listed in the prestigious top 20 list, for Overseas Leisure - 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 »
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 »
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 »