Gambling News Archives 2009

January 2009

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 »
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 »
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 »
smartFOCUS wins Betfair Account - 22 January 2009
Leading betting exchange to use campaign planning and analysis solutions to improve the productivity and efficiency of its twice-daily email marketing campaignsBristol, UK, 22 January 2009 - smartFOCUS Group plc (“smartFOCUS” or “the Company”) (AIM: STF), a leading international marketing software group today announce - read more »

February 2009

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 »
Casino Plex Introduces 6 New Games - 06 February 2009
Online Casino Plex is thrilled to announce the release of 6 brand new casino games to its already extensive list of online games.The new games include 5 new slot machines, increasing the total to 55, and the launch of the very popular French Roulette.Wild Spirit, Silent Samurai, Great Blue, Diamond Valley Pro and Farme - 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 »
The online gambling independent player protection and standards organisation eCOGRA marked five years of quality and safety oversight at its 126 accredited poker and casino websites this week by awarding the tough Safe and Fair gambling seal to three new partners. Sportsbetting operations of the Vienna-based Internet g - read more »

March 2009

CryptoLogic Limited, a world leader in Internet casino and branded gaming software, today announced a multi-year agreement with Paramount Digital Entertainment that will bring some of the most famous movie characters in history to the Internet casino world beginning in the fourth quarter of 2009.Under the agreement, Cr - read more »
ISP Supanet launch online protection software ‘e-safe@HOME’ to give parents peace of mind - 10 March 2009
Lancashire, England -- Leading UK ISP, Supanet, has launched new product 'e-safe@HOME' as part of a new collaboration with online safety solution provider e-safe education Ltd. Already proven in schools and colleges, the parental control software is designed to protect children from online predators. Previously only - read more »
Global Recession Causes Mobile Entertainment Growth to Decline to 7% p.a. in Worst Case Scenario, Warns Juniper Report - 03 March 2009
HAMPSHIRE, UK: March, 3rd 2009 -- A new report from Juniper Research warns that, while its best case forecasts estimate that the mobile entertainment market will reach nearly $36bn in 2010, revenue growth will be markedly lower if the global recession fails to bottom-out over the next twelve months.Using a scenario-bas - 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

Alabama lawmakers from three counties attempt to ban electronic bingo with legislation - 24 April 2009
Legislators representing three Alabama counties aren't waiting to find out whether a court rules or a statewide law is enacted to regulate, limit or flat-out ban electronic bingo machines. They're trying to stop the slot-like machines before they can crank up. Legislators representing Autauga and Elmore counties have i - 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 »
Bingonanza Player Brings Home the Bacon from Popular UK Online Bingo Site - 16 April 2009
A long-time player of online bingo site is in hog heaven after winning more than £11,000 playing the Bring Home the Bacon virtual slot machine. David Whatman (aka dopey) won £11,187.67 on April 3, 2009 playing the pig-themed slots. "Just when I was thinking I have no good luck lately, then BAM, I win a - read more »
Thomson launches long-haul holidays programme for 2009/10 - 23 April 2009
Thomson has today launched its long-haul programme for 2009/10 featuring holidays around the world. The launch sees the introduction of additional flights, new tours and hotels, and revamped brochure designs, all built with the customer in mind.FARAWAY SHORESFeaturing a range of properties across 16 destinations aroun - read more »

May 2009

Poker Legend Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott Wows Oxford Union With "Enigmatic" Performance - 21 May 2009
LONDON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, ambassador for, last weekendaddressed 200 eager poker enthusiasts at the world famous Oxford Union in thegenteel English university city and proved every bit the ambassador for thegame that his illustrious predecessors on the famous stage were - read more »
45,000 Reasons to Care at - 13 May 2009
LONDON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Unless Swine Flu related complications dictate otherwise, Mexico is setto be the hosting country for this year's World Environment Day, themed:'Your Planet Needs You - UNite to Combat Climate Change'. The internationalevent, which is sponsored by the UN Environment Programme, has been hel - read more »
Las Vegas Sands Corp. to Announce First Quarter 2009 Financial Results - 02 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today announced that it will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.The live webcast of the conference call may be accessed at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 - read more »
Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity and Rogue Lifestyle Brand Form Innovative Partnership Deal With Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas - 08 May 2009
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh and recently acquired film and lifestyle property, Rogue, announced today that they are partnering on a multi level entertainment deal never before accomplished by a hotel casino property and an entertainment brand.LAS VEGAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid - 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 »
Silverton Casino Lodge Selects Syncsort DMExpress for High-Speed Data Warehousing - 10 June 2009
Solution Provides Fastest Data Integration at Lowest Performance-Price PointWOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncsort, a global provider of high-speed data integration software, today announced that Silverton Casino Lodge has selected Syncsort's DMExpress as an integral part of its strategic data warehousin - read more »
Local Winner Simply Could Not Believe the News...Table Mountain Casino Awards Another Massive Cash Jackpot! - 16 June 2009
FRIANT, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ --Hard to believe! Raymond from Kerman explained as he was awarded $33,993 after winning a random Mega Mountain Massive Cash Jackpot at Table Mountain Casino. 'I am very thankful!' Raymond has been a Loyal Guest at Table Mountain Casino for many, many years. "The people are nice - read more » pro John O'Shea Successfully Defends ECOOP Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Title - 04 June 2009
DUBLIN, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- pro John "doesalrite" O'Shea completed a remarkable doublelast night, successfully defending his European Championship of Online Poker(ECOOP) pot-limit Omaha hi-lo title. O'Shea's achievement mirrors that of Thang Luu who has just won the$1,500 pot-limit Omaha hi-lo even - read more »

July 2009

Century Casinos Now Offering New Games, Higher Limits and Longer Opening Hours in Colorado - 03 July 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Effective today, Century's two Colorado casinos have raised their maximum bet limit to $100 per game (from $5) and have introduced the games of roulette and craps. The casinos will also be allowed to be open 24 hours a day.The Womacks Casino & Hotel in - read more »
Table Mountain Casino Welcomes Melissa Etheridge - 07 July 2009
FRIANT, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets going fast for multi-Grammy and Oscar Award Winning Artist, Melissa Etheridge! Table Mountain Casino is proud to welcome Ms. Etheridge to their Indoor Event Center for a rare and unique Central California appearance. Etheridge, renowned as much for her personalized blend - read more »
Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle Drawing Creates Four New Millionaires - 05 July 2009
MIDDLETOWN, Penn., July 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle has created four new millionaires. The selection of four $1 million raffle ticket numbers and four $100,000 raffle ticket numbers was televised live on the Lottery's drawing show earlier this evening. The four $1 million - read more »
Magna Entertainment Corp. files sixth default status report - 11 July 2009
AURORA, ON, July 10 /PRNewswire/ - Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC" or the "Company") filed this news release as its sixth bi-weekly default status report under National Policy 12-203 of the Canadian Securities Administrators, pursuant to which MEC announced that it would not be filing its Annual Report on Form 10-K fo - read more »

August 2009

WSOP November Niner, Antoine Saout, Joins Team Everest Poker - 11 August 2009
LONDON, August 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 25 year-old Frenchman, Antoine Saout who recently became oneof only two Europeans in the WSOP November Nine has now committed to TeamEverest. Antoine, already a millionaire, is another example of a playerwho has grown through Everest Poker, where he qualified for the WSOP, and isnow - read more »
Chambersburg Woman Claims $395,686 Cash 5 Jackpot Prize From PA Lottery - 06 August 2009
STATE LINE, Pa., Aug. 5/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barbara Jeannette of Chambersburg, Franklin County, won $395,686.50 from the July 27 Cash 5 drawing. Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees presented a ceremonial check to Jeannette at Earl's Market in State Line, Franklin County, where she purchased her winning ticke - read more »
VODone Announces Constant Lottery Users Exceed 500,000 - 08 August 2009
HONG KONG, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- VODone Limited ("VODone"or the "Group"; stock code: 0082.HK), a leading Chinese new media operator is pleased to announce that its instant Internet broadcasting of lottery results and mobile lottery business, "Constant Lottery" has drawn widespread attention from nat - read more »
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corporation brings Rubby Perez to grand opening event - 04 August 2009
MIAMI, FL, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corporation (CGAQ.PK) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement today, with famous Dominican singer Rubby Perez, to perform in a VIP concert at the grand opening day, October 16th at the Sosua Bay Convention Center, above the Gran - read more »

September 2009 Ups the Ante in Groundbreaking Reshuffle of its Website... - 05 September 2009
STOCKHOLM, September 4 /PRNewswire/ -- intends to boost itsonline player base even further from September 2009 onwards following a majorrevamp of its website and operation. Enter the all-new Europe's premier online poker website, which has seen player numberssurge to nearly - read more »
Safenames Wins Domain Dispute for Legendary Poker Player, Gus Hansen - 10 September 2009
MILTON KEYNES. England, September 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Global domain name registrar and online brand protection company,Safenames, has successfully recovered the domain name, "", forthe three-time World Poker Tour champion, Gus Hansen, using the UniformResolution Dispute Process (UDRP). Although Hanson did no - read more »
Come2Play Releases Virtual Currency Monetization Platform - 10 September 2009
TEL-AVIV, Israel, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Come2Play announced today the release of Come2Play Tokens, a virtual currency platform that shares revenue with publishers and game developers. Revenue is generated through the purchase of tokens integrated into every game on Come2Play's embeddable Mult - read more »
Documents Detailing Decision by PA Gaming Control Board to Grant Extension for Slots Play to Foxwoods Casino Now Public - 03 September 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today publicly released on its web site the order and adjudication that contain the reasons for its decision to grant an extension of two years for Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners, LP (Foxwoods) to make 1,500 s - read more »

October 2009

Video Gaming Proponent: 'We Can't Wait for More Debate' - 06 October 2009
MORRIS, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent revelations that Cook County's rush to opt out of video gaming is tied to casino industry interests have led union leaders and the Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association to urge a delay in the Tuesday vote scheduled on the issue. Ray Hanania, a commentator with Radio Chi - read more »
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp Opened as Scheduled, with a "Night to Remember" - 27 October 2009
MIAMI, FL, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp (CGAQ.PK) had a "Night to Remember" during the grand opening of the Sosua Bay Grand Casino.The casino opened as scheduled with a spectacular party and concert event last Saturday. Twice as many people attended the opening in the grand casino. - read more »
GameTech Receives Approval From the Montana Gambling Control Division for New Multi-game Suite - 09 October 2009
RENO, Nev., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GameTech International, Inc. ("GameTech®") (Nasdaq: GMTC), a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of electronic bingo, gaming equipment, gaming systems, and video lottery terminals, today announced that the Montana Gambling Control Division has approved GameTech Int - read more »
International Game Technology Announces Shareholder Approval of Stock Option Exchange Program - 01 October 2009
RENO, Nev., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) held its Special Meeting of Shareholders on September 30, 2009 at which shareholders approved the proposal for the stock option exchange program that would give eligible employees a one-time opportunity to exchange specified outsta - read more »

November 2009

Powerball(R) Ticket Worth $200,000 Sold in Montgomery County; Jackpot Grows to $80 Million for Nov. 7 Drawing - 07 November 2009
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 6/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A winning Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Nov. 4 drawing was sold at the Sunoco gas station at 812 Huntingdon Pike in Rockledge, Montgomery County. The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 10-11-14-45-51, but not the red Powerball 17, for a $ - read more »
Poker Giant Phil Ivey Graces the Pages of Fortune Magazine - 07 November 2009
DUBLIN, November 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining the ranks of such notable and iconic trailblazers in Banking,Government, IT, Entertainment and Sports, Phil Ivey - well regarded as thebest poker player in the world - will be featured in the November 23rd issueof Fortune Magazine. On stands November 7th, in a rare occurrence, - read more »
Moon Bingo's Record Breaking GBP10 Million Bingo Jackpot is Ready to be Won - 27 November 2009
LONDON, November 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Bingo has redefined gaming experiences by introducing the"Super Millionaire" jackpot of GBP10 million. is taking stageas offering the opportunity to win the world's largest-ever GBP10 millionbingo jackpot. The GBP10 million jackpot is on Monday, 30 November so t - read more »
Electronic Game Card, Inc. to Present at Second Annual LD MICRO Conference - 14 November 2009
IRVINE, Calif. and LONDON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electronic Game Card, Inc. ("EGC") (OTC Bulletin Board: EGMI), announced todaythat it is scheduled to present at the upcoming 2nd annual LD MICRO conference on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 1:30p.m.(PST) at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air, Los Angeles, California.Th - read more »

December 2009

Holiday Season Reminder: Lottery Tickets Are Not Appropriate Gifts for Minors - 03 December 2009
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lottery tickets are a popular gift during the holiday season and throughout the year. While these tickets are an appropriate gift for adults, the Minnesota State Lottery and Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance remind parents and other adults that lottery tickets should not be giv - read more »
Pennsylvania Slots Revenue Climbs Nearly 27% in November - 03 December 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's nine slot machine casinos generated a combined $166,293,583 in gross revenue this November, a 26.73% increase over revenue generated by legalized gaming in November of 2008.The figures, released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, also show t - read more »
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Executive to Speak at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2009 Credit Conference - 02 December 2009
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) Chief Financial Officer Dale Black is scheduled to speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2009 Credit Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8:50 am Eastern Standard Time.Isle of Capri Casinos - read more »
PA Lottery Debuts Instant Game Featuring the Philadelphia Flyers(R) and Pittsburgh Penguins(R) - 28 December 2009
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting today, professional hockey fans can buy lottery tickets that show their team loyalty, as the Pennsylvania Lottery and the National Hockey League(R) partnered to offer a new $2 instant game featuring the Philadelphia Flyers(R) and Pittsburgh Penguins(R). "Thi - read more »