Gambling News Archives 2009

January 2009

New Survey Reveals: Danger of Children Falling Through Safety ‘Net’ - 21 January 2009
British parents haven't a clue what their children are getting up to on the home computer, according to a new survey.A whopping 76 per cent of parents admit they regularly leave their children - sometimes as young as FIVE years old - alone when they are on the internet. In fact, the average child is left alone online f - read more »
Cryptologic Gains New Channel To Market - 15 January 2009
CryptoLogic Limited, a world leader in Internet casino and branded gaming software, today announced a strategic partnership with Gaming Technology Solutions PLC (GTS), a leading global supplier of platform solutions for online gaming operations. The partnership is consistent with CryptoLogic's strategy to expand the nu - read more »
Gala Bingo makes donation to the Sue Ryder Care - 30 January 2009
Gala Bingo has revealed that it will match the money raised for Sue Ryder Care by its online 'Mrs Obama's Bingo' game.The game was launched by Kezia Obama (67), stepmother of US President Barack, to celebrate his success in the US elections. In the ten days (15-23 January) that the game was live for one hour each eveni - read more »
Lawmakers cool to casinos at Vermont ski resorts - 19 January 2009
Vermont's state auditor is hoping that downhill skiers might turn into high rollers. Auditor Thomas Salmon said the state should consider putting a casino at Killington-or other resort area-to raise money to repair the state's crumbling roads and bridges. But the suggestion is getting a cool reception at the Statehouse - read more »

February 2009

Le casino All Slots lancent une nouvelle machine à sous sans ligne payante - 16 February 2009
Le casino en ligne All Slots (, membre du groupe Jackpot Factory et l'un des chefs de file des casinos de machines à sous en ligne, lance trois nouveaux jeux, y compris Burning Desire : une nouvelle machine à sous vidéo révolutionnaire qui offre 243 façons de gagner, sans ligne de paiement. Aucu - read more »
UK Call Centre Awarded GamCare Certification Status - 13 February 2009
GoResponse is the first UK outsourced call centre to achieve GamCare certification status• GamCare is the leading authority on the provision of counselling, advice and practical help in addressing the social impact of gambling in the UK.• GoResponse is a provider of outsourced call centre services with specialist exper - read more »
Gala Bingo Website Receives Eye-Catching Makeover - 26 February 2009
Leading gaming site has received a makeover and now features a number of innovative enhancements making it easier for players to chat and play with their friends while enjoying their favourite game online. Having listened to the feedback from its millions of users, has introduced a number of - read more »
Local Favourite Neil Arce Wins 2009 Asian Poker Tour Philippines - 05 February 2009
25-year-old Neil Arce sent the local crowd wild with delight by taking down the 2009 Asian Poker Tour Philippines at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila. Arce conquered a field of 262 runners representing over 40 countries to scoop the first prize of US$185,000. The runner-up was Steve ‘joonhee' Yea - read more »

March 2009

Coral to sponsor Players Darts Championship - 03 March 2009
Coral are to sponsor the Players Darts Championship, to be held at the Circus Tavern in Essex at the end of the January.The inaugural Players Championships will feature the top 32 players from the 2008 Players Championship Order of Merit battling for £200,000 in prize money.The new sponsorship agreement wit - read more »
The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival To Run For Record Breaking 12 Days This August - 23 March 2009
The Asian Poker Tour, Asia's original poker tour, is delighted to announce that it has been given approval by authorities to expand its popular Macau event. Last year's six day event will be transformed into a record breaking 12 day extravaganza creating Asia's first festival of poker. The Asian - read more » Online Casino to Sponsor the Flat Jockey’s Championship Title - 25 March 2009, operators of the Best Casino award-winners 32Red Online Casino, announced today that they are to sponsor the Flat Jockey Championship title in 2009.The most recent in a series of substantial advertising investments in 2009, with this sponsorship following the casino's first television advert, is in line with - read more »
Mobile Gambling Wagers to Approach $5bn in 2009, Fuelled by On-Portal Activity, as Juniper’s Future Mobile Award Winners are Announced - 05 March 2009
HAMPSHIRE, UK: March 5th, 2009 - Acceleration in the deployment of on-portal mobile gambling services, combined with higher-profile activity in the mobile channel from leading casinos and betting firms, is expected to push global mobile wagers to nearly $5bn in 2009, according to a new report from Juniper Research.The - read more »

April 2009

Despite its diminutive size, Malta is something of a boating Mecca of the Med - and its property market has not been slow to tap the portside potential offered by marina and waterfront developments.This small island 93 km from Sicily and 300km from the North African Coast, plays host to a range of both sail and power d - read more »
S.G.S. Gaming Announces the U.S. Field Trial of Two Cards High Poker in Las Vegas - 16 April 2009
S.G.S. Gaming is pleased to announce the start of the U.S. field-trial of its new Two Cards High Poker game Tuesday in Las Vegas. Two Cards High Poker is a new patent-pending card game which opened at noon Tuesday at the Boulder Station Hotel and Casino at 4111 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV. The field trial is expected to - read more »
TableMAX Names Tyson Wrensch Western Region Director of Sales - 30 April 2009
LAS VEGAS, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TableMAX Gaming, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TableMAX Corporation (Pink Sheets: TBLX), a developer of electronic table games, has rapidly been expanding its product line and its list of customers, and now the company is growing its sales team.Tyson Wrensch has recent - read more »
CryptoLogic Answers “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” in newest Casino Games - 08 April 2009
CryptoLogic Limited, a world leader in Internet casino and branded gaming software, today announced the launch of a new downloadable game lineup that features Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the blockbuster hit and top-selling video game in 2007. The new games, which also include the eagerly anticipated Millionaires Cl - read more »

May 2009

Aladdin's Lamp Jackpot Tops EUR2,000,000 Giving Online Casinos Powered by Boss Media the Biggest Jackpot Pool Anywhere - 22 May 2009
STOCKHOLM, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- - Over EUR7,000,000 in Progressive Jackpots to be Won at Boss-PoweredOnline Casinos Boss Media's Aladdin's Lamp EUR5 progressive jackpot has just topped EUR2million and is now one of the biggest progressive jackpots available at anyonline casino. Casinos powered by Boss Media - read more »
IGT's Innovative MultiPLAY Video Slot Approved in 38 Jurisdictions - 19 May 2009
First-to-market technology drives impressive performance numbers on Cleopatra(R) MultiPLAY and Wolf Run(R) MultiPLAYRENO, Nev., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IGT (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its MultiPLAY video slot has been approved and released in 38 jurisdictions including Nevada, California and Oklahoma, alo - read more » Giving Away Seats for World Series of Poker - 19 May 2009
LONDON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Online poker players everywhere interested in playing in the biggestpoker event of the year can qualify for their 2009 World Series of Pokerseats at (, the leading poker roomin Europe and the largest venue on the iPoker Network. Titan Poker is - read more »
Indianapolis Man Connects With Brother and Mother Through Fantasy Fishing; Lands $100,000 Catch - 22 May 2009
Race for $1 Million Grand Prize Heats Up -- Tulsa power plant mechanic grabs leadMINNEAPOLIS, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing up in the greater Chicagoland area, fishing was a huge part of the Zedonis household. Fishing trips to northern Minnesota and Wisconsin were times when the family could relax, have fun and show o - read more »

June 2009

Casino Trac (Table Trac, Inc.) Receives Another System Contract - 12 June 2009
MINNETONKA, Minn., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Table Trac, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBTC), announced today that the company has entered into a contract with the Thlopthlocco Golden Pony Casino, Okemah, Oklahoma to install Table Trac, Inc.'s patented Casino Management system. Chad Hoehne, Table Trac, Inc.'s presi - read more »
A Winner Is Crowned in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Wedding of a Lifetime in Las Vegas - 04 June 2009
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and MGM Grand Las Vegas Award a Lucky Couple Their Dream WeddingDaytime Drama Series Stars Christian LeBlanc and Tracey E. Bregman to Serve as WitnessesCULVER CITY, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, television's #1 daytime - read more »
AGEM Releases May 2009 Gaming Index - 10 June 2009
LAS VEGAS, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive month, the AGEM Index rose, posting a value of 90.41 by the close of May 2009, which represented an increase of 15.19 points (20.2 percent) from the 75.21 value reported at the close of April 2009. In tandem with broader financial markets, the AGEM Index has - read more »
Poker Expert Highlights 'Yet Another Washington Grab for Cash' and Asks, Should the Government Just Stay Out of Online Gambling? - 19 June 2009
SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal prosecutors have asked four U.S. banks to freeze an estimated $33 million in winnings owed to online poker players in America who won the money on offshore poker websites. News of this move comes only weeks after Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank made headlines when h - read more »

July 2009

Just in Time for Holiday, Spotlight 29 Casino Opens Phase I of Casino Remodel - 02 July 2009
COACHELLA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, Spotlight 29 Casino is opening Phase I of its casino remodel, which includes several new customer service elements to make visiting Spotlight 29 Casino even easier and more fun.(Logo: - read more »
Boyd Gaming to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results and Host Conference Call and Webcast on August 5 - 08 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) announced today that the conference call to review the Company's second quarter 2009 results will take place on Wednesday, August 5 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. The conference call number is 888.679.8040 and the passcode is 80231597. Please cal - read more »
Full Tilt Poker's Phil Ivey Makes the WSOP Main Event Final Table - 17 July 2009
DUBLIN, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Full Tilt's Phil Ivey has made the final table of the mostprestigious live poker tournament in the world, the World Series of Poker(WSOP) Main Event. Battling through eight days of play and a field of 6,494 players, Iveyearned a spot at his first-ever Main Event final table and a - read more »
PokerTek Renews Three-Year Contract With Carnival Corporation - 17 July 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PokerTek, Inc., (Nasdaq: PTEK) the industry pioneer and worldwide leader in automated poker tables, announced today that the company has renewed its contract to provide its PokerPro(TM) automated poker tables to Carnival Corporation & PLC cruise ships for another t - read more »

August 2009

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: - 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 »
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: the quarter, we reported net income of $12.8 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to net income o - 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 »

September 2009

Global Lottery Corporation Receives a Firm Commitment for US$40 Million in Equity Financing From Finpetrimex sa, a European Private Bank. - 25 September 2009
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Lottery Corporation (Pink Sheets: GTTC) is pleased to announce it has received a firm commitment, subject to contract by October '09, for debt cum equity funding for its World Wide Lottery operations that will be used for installation and operation of its proprie - read more »
The Light Group Announces Line-Up of Hospitality Venues at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter - 02 September 2009
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading hospitality development and management company, The Light Group, announced today its plans to unveil four innovative concepts at the groundbreaking ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter upon its opening in December 2009. The new lineup, consisting of a nightclub, a lounge, a - read more »
City of Hollywood, Greater Hollywood Chamber to Present Florida Gaming Summit - 23 September 2009
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Hollywood and the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be presenting sponsors of the fifth annual Florida Gaming Summit, which takes place October 19-20 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida."The City of Hollywood and the Greater H - read more »
Tote Online Casino Pays GBP125,000 to Lucky Queen of Pyramids Slots Player - 03 September 2009
WIGAN, England, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A lucky player has hit the jackpot at Totesport online casino, winning a huge GBP125K from just a 25p stake. The winning player lined up the five elusive pharaoh jackpot symbols onthe Queen of the Pyramids progressive jackpot slot to scoop a c - read more »

October 2009

WSOP Main Event Finalists and Hendon Mobsters Flood The Poker Show Live Next Week - 31 October 2009
DUBLIN, October 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Poker Show Live, the world's leading online poker radio show sponsored by, is jam-packed next week with big names as it anticipates the World Series of Poker main event final, and alsoThe Poker Show League final. Kicking things off, the show goes Hendo - read more »
Wynn Las Vegas Launches Wynn Vacations Jetsetter Getaway Package - 07 October 2009
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynn Las Vegas is now offering the convenience and luxury of air travel from a private terminal with the Jetsetter Getaway Package, offering flights from Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport and John Wayne Airport now through November, 2009. Premier passengers receive complimentary valet - read more »
Powerball(R) Ticket Worth $200,000 Sold in Bucks County - 31 October 2009
Jackpot Grows to $53 Million for Oct. 31 DrawingMIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- A winning Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Oct. 28 drawing was sold at Cold Springs Beverage, 85 N. Main St., in Yardley, Bucks County. The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 03-11-26-46-51, b - read more »
Century Casinos Received Final Payment for the Sale of its South African Subsidiary - 15 October 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market® and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today that the company received the final outstanding payment of ZAR 98.8 million (approx. $13.4 million) for the sale of its South African subsidiary Century Casinos Afri - read more »

November 2009

Software Company Launches 'Vault(TM)' for Total Casino Cash Management - 17 November 2009
NORMAN, Okla. and LAS VEGAS, Nov.16 /PRNewswire/ -- M3 Technology Solutions, formerly M3 Gaming of Oklahoma, today announced a new branding platform to more broadly reflect its expansion and the debut of its Vault casino cash management system at the ninth annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) beginning today.(Logo: http:// - read more »
Safe and Secure Online Gaming at - 27 November 2009
LAS VEGAS, November 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the ever-growing popularity of the online casino, the number onereason for would-be players not making the step into the profitable virtualworld of online blackjack, roulette and poker is security. Since transactionsbetween player and online casino are not physical, it is - read more »
Century Casinos Reports Q3 2009 Earnings - 10 November 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market® and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today the financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.Third Quarter 2009For the third quarter of 2009, net operating revenue from continuing op - read more »
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Receive AAA(R) Five Diamonds for 2010 - 10 November 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, two of the world's premier destination resort hotels and both owned and operated by global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), have been awarded with the renowned AAA Five Diamond Award® for 2010. "It is very gratifying that in - read more »

December 2009

Agreement Reached in Greektown Casino-Hotel Reorganization Proceedings - 01 December 2009
DETROIT, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Holdings, L.L.C. announced today that beneficial holders of a majority of the principal amount of its pre-petition bank debt have reached agreement to support the plan of reorganization filed on November 2, 2009 by plan sponsors MFC Global Investment Management, OppenheimerFun - read more »
KSINO Bets and Wins With 2 Lovely Ladies - 01 December 2009
NEW YORK,Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- KSINO, the premium apparel company announced today that it has signed exclusive celebrity spokesperson agreements with two of poker's hottest players -- Lacey Jones and Leo Margets. Both Jones and Margets are competitive players in the WSOP and have attained serious player status, gaini - read more »
888 Issues First Corporate Responsibility Report - 05 December 2009
LONDON, December 4 /PRNewswire/ -- 888, one of the world's most popular online gamingentertainment companies, has issued its 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report.The Report is the first that 888 has produced, and builds on the Company'slong-standing commitment to corporate and social responsibility. 888 appointed Ru - read more »
MotorCity Casino Hotel Proudly Announces Big Boi CD Release Event, with Special Guest Monica, December 12 - 03 December 2009
DETROIT, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MotorCity Casino Hotel is proud to announce the Big Boi CD Release Event, with special guest Monica at Sound Board Saturday, December 12th. Doors open at 10:00 p.m.Big Boi, outside of his primary role as Andre' 3000's partner in Outkast, and as one of the central members of the Dungeon F - read more »