Gambling News Archives 2009

January 2009

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 »
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 »
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 »
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

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

March 2009 splashes the cash at Meadowhall - 31 March 2009 has announced that it is giving lucky shoppers at the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield the chance to grab a grand at an exciting 'Splash the Cash' event on 4th, the leading online bingo site, will be bringing its recent television advertising campaign to life by inviting shopper - read more »
GoResponse is the Fastest Growing Company in the Telephone Answering Sector - 06 March 2009
According to the latest Plimsoll Analysis, GoResponse is evaluated as number one for sales growth in the Telephone Answering Service Sector, out of 51 prominent companies.The Report is independently created by Plimsoll Publishing Limited and provides detailed and summary overviews of financial performances of companies - read more »
Three additional fully qualified accounting professionals have been taken on by the standards and player protection body eCOGRA in a move to expand the business advisory and standards compliance services which the organisation offers to a growing number of software providers, operators and affiliate programs.The new me - read more »
Three More Players Advance to March Madness Blackjack Tournament Final - 16 March 2009
Three more victors in's March Madness Blackjack Tournament advanced to the April 15th Championship after making it to the “final four” in Monday night's qualifier. The fourth winner this Monday had already won his way to the final table by winning last week.Lucky18's “Mano a Mano” blackjack tourname - read more »

April 2009

Harrah's New Orleans Hosts the Total Rock, Total Rewards Rock Band(R) Regional Competition on April 30th - 30 April 2009
NEW ORLEANS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- After weeks of battling for Rock immortality at Total Rewards resorts across the Central Region, five bands have won the chance to go head-to-head at The Total Rock, Total Rewards Rock Band(R) regional championship hosted by Hip-Hop icon and MTV News Correspondent Sway Calloway at - read more »
UK Social Network CitySocialising Nominated As Finalist At EBAN Congress 2009 - 20 April 2009
CitySocialising, the real world social network that enables outgoing professionals to connect offline with new local friends through shared interests in cities around the UK, has been nominated as a finalist in the Best Cross Border Deal category at the 4th Annual Ceremony of the European Association for Business Angel - read more »
English couple reveal why they’ve put their luxurious Spanish homes worth over €1.5 million in a prize competition - 29 April 2009
If you are looking to escape the rat race, need an extra income from renting out a property, or feel like escaping from the UK for a new life in the glorious Spanish sunshine, then this competition is a must.Paddy and Merrial Weston are an English couple in their 60's who moved to Spain along with their two daughters - read more »
'70s Superstar Boz Scaggs to Perform Live at Chinook Winds Casino Resort April 24 & 25, 2009 - 17 April 2009
'70s hit-maker Boz Scaggs, will be performing "Lowdown", "Lido Shuffle", "What Can I Say" and many more great songs at Chinook Winds Casino Resort on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25. Both shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $40 to $55 and are on sale now. After first finding acclaim as a member of the S - read more »

May 2009

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, and Tony G set for The Poker Show This Week - 16 May 2009
DUBLIN, Ireland, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, live online poker radio show, The Poker Show, has secured someof the most controversial and opinionated players in the game. PresentersJesse May and Padraig Parkinson chat to Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Dave"Devilfish" Ulliott, and Tony G who are scheduled to appear on S - read more »
Starlet Holly Madison Prepares to Tease in PEEPSHOW at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino - 19 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PEEPSHOW, Las Vegas' newest hit production and only striptease spectacular is pleased to announce blonde bombshell Holly Madison as the newest addition to the PEEPSHOW cast at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning June 22.(Photo: - read more »
Dozens of World Series of Poker Betting Markets Open at - 07 May 2009
DUBLIN, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced its World Series of Poker betting marketswhich offer prices on which player will cash for the most money and whichScandinavian player will take home the most cash from the 2009 WSOP. Among the players priced up for the 'Who will officially win the mostdol - read more »
Massive Cash Strikes Twice Within a Week for Lucky Players at Table Mountain Casino! - 14 May 2009
FRIANT, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Table Mountain Casino, along with $30,153 in Massive Cash winnings, helped make Maria's day! Maria, from Salinas, is the second Table Mountain Casino Massive Cash winner within the past week!"I'm so nervous. I can't think. I feel my legs shaking!" Maria excitedly excla - read more »

June 2009

TableMAX Promotes John Manherz to Vice President of Technology and Operations - 13 June 2009
LAS VEGAS, June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TableMAX Gaming, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TableMAX Corporation (TBLX.PK), a developer of electronic table games (ETG), announced today that it has promoted John Manherz to the position of Vice President of Technology and Operations, effective immediately. "John's - read more »
Smart Live Casino Launches Live-Dealer Online Baccarat Casino Tables - 30 June 2009
LONDON, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Live Casino, the online casino regulated by the UK GamblingCommission has announced the launch of the latest product to be added totheir suite of live-dealer casino games. Smart Live has built a reputation ofdelivering trusted casino gaming through live-dealer action where results - read more »
James Van Praagh's Latest Book Enters Top 10 in Advance of June 27 Appearance at Spotlight 29 Casino - 13 June 2009
COACHELLA, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Original Ghost Whisperer" James Van Praagh's newest book, "Unfinished Business" has just been released, and has already made it to the top 10 on the New York Times best seller list.(Logo: addition to his books, - read more »
British Bracelet Mania on The Poker Show Next Week - 27 June 2009
DUBLIN, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This week The Poker Show gears up for 'The Big One' - the World Series ofPoker main event. Presenters Jesse May and Matt Broughton will catch up witha host of British hopefuls including recent pot-limit hold'em bracelet winnerJohn Kabbaj, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Ian Frazer, serial stak - read more »

July 2009

Pennsylvania Slots Casino Revenue Climbs Nearly 25% in Fiscal Year - 03 July 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The amount of tax revenue generated through the play of slot machines in fiscal year 2008/09 rose 24.86% over the previous fiscal year, according to figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The state fiscal year ended June 30th.In the 2008/09 - read more »
Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Cash Tender Offer for up to $75 Million in Aggregate Principal Amount of Its Outstanding 8.25% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2012 - 30 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced that it (the "Company") intends to commence a cash tender offer for up to $75 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 (the "Notes"). The consideration to be paid for - read more »
PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Public Hearing on August 19 for Mohegan Sun License Renewal - 23 July 2009
Public welcome and invited to participateHARRISBURG, Pa.,July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a hearing on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the renewal of the Category 1 slot machine operator's license of D - read more »
New Jersey Woman Wins $1 Million Raffle Top Prize From Pennsylvania Lottery - 14 July 2009
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donna Cantwell of Lumberton, N.J., is the first winner to step forward to claim one of four $1 million prizes from the Pennsylvania Lottery's July 4 Millionaire Raffle drawing.Cantwell presented her winning ticket for validation at Lottery headquarters in Middlet - read more »

August 2009

Pinnacle Entertainment Closes Issuance of $450 Million of New 8.625% Senior Notes - 11 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced today that it has closed the previously announced private offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of new 8.625% senior notes due 2017. The notes were issued at a price of 98.597% of par to yield 8.875% to maturi - read more »
Online Gaming Affiliate FocalClick Looks To The Future - 01 August 2009
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Online gaming affiliate program FocalClick, is pleased to announce thelaunch of both a new website and a revamped affiliate program on August 1,2009. The new program features a range of improvements certain to attract pokerand casino affiliates worldwide including the cha - read more »
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Releases July Index, With Exclusive Analysis From Union Gaming Group - 11 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off a flat month, the AGEM Index regained its upward momentum during the month of July, posting a value of 106.29, which represented an increase of 15.88 points (17.6 percent). The index broke through some significant barriers during the month, posting the third largest single- - read more »
Gaming Partners International Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months of 2009 - 14 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), the leading worldwide provider of casino currency and table gaming equipment, today announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2009. (Logo: - read more »

September 2009

Eight More Individuals Charged in Casino-Cheating Conspiracy - 19 September 2009
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal grand jury in San Diego has indicted an additional eight defendants for conspiracy to cheat a total of 11 casinos across the country, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California K - read more »
Full Tilt Poker's Million Dollar Cash Game Makes History - 19 September 2009
DUBLIN, Ireland, September 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker's Million Dollar Cash Game has completed filming for itsfourth season in London, living up to its reputation as one of the world'srichest cash games. This year's event, filmed by Emblaze Productions,featured a pot of more than US$1.1 million- the largest pot - read more » Opens Betting Market on Tom "Durrrr" Dwan and Sammy George $1 million Live Poker Challenge - 01 September 2009
DUBLIN, Ireland, August 31 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced the betting market for the upcomingDurrrr Million Dollar Challenge making U.S. phenom Tom "Durrrr" Dwan 1/3favourite with courageous British challenger Sammy "Any Two" George theoutsider at 9/4. The Matchroom Sport challenge sees both players - read more »
'Cops for Casinos': Toledo Police Patrolmen's Association Announces Support for Casino Ballot Issue - 03 September 2009
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toledo Police Patrolmen's Association announced today it will support State Issue 3 - the Ohio Jobs and Growth Plan - on the November statewide ballot."Casinos now surround Ohio. You can go to Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, Pennsylvania or West Virginia to gamble," said Dan Wagner - read more »

October 2009

IGT Provides Total Solution to ARIA Resort & Casino - 27 October 2009
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) today announced an update about the much-anticipated ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter opening later this year, featuring IGT's sbX(TM). The ARIA casino floor will feature a powerful combination of IGT's server-based network whi - read more »
Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Resigns from MGM MIRAGE Board - 14 October 2009
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) announced today that Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors. Gen. Haig has served as a Director and Consultant for the Company since May 1990. "We are tremendously honored that Gen. Haig has played a key role i - read more »
First of Four Rallies Kicks Off Final Push for Supporters of State Issue 3 - 27 October 2009
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Local officials, labor union members, casino developers and other supporters of State Issue 3 gathered today for the first of four rallies scheduled for this week in support of the proposal on the Nov. 3 statewide ballot.Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Andy Douglas served as emce - read more »
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 »

November 2009 Updates Outlook on Casino and Casino Gamemaker Stocks - 17 November 2009
PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- (, an online investment newsletter focused on long-term growth and income-generating stocks, has provided subscribers with coverage of several casino and casino gamemaker stocks, including Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS), MGM Mirage (Nasdaq: - read more »
CASINOS WATCHER - The First Comparative Directory of Online Casinos - 26 November 2009
PRAGUE, November 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Casinos Watcher -, is a new gamblingdirectory focusing on online casinos. It has been launched to presentessential facts in a comparable, objective, up-to-date and user-friendly way. Nowadays, there are over 500 casinos operating online and to find th - 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 »
Concierge Now On Hand to Assist ARIA Resort & Casino Guests With Ideal Vegas Visit - 10 November 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Planning a visit to Las Vegas can now be accomplished with unprecedented ease. Beginning today, the expert Concierge of ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter are only a phone call or e-mail away, ready to provide ARIA guests personalized assistance on everything from transpo - read more »

December 2009

UNITE HERE: Uncertainty Clouds Upcoming Transactions at - 24 December 2009
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UNITE HERE, AFL-CIO, North America's union of 250,000 casino, hospitality, and service workers, provides the following analysis of significant risks accompanying Pinnacle Entertainment's (NYSE: PNK) upcoming transactions. Highlights Dan - 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 »
Massive Cash Jackpots Make for a Special Year End Surprise for Winners at Table Mountain Casino! - 29 December 2009
FRIANT, Calif.,Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Graciela from Madera has been a loyal guest of Table Mountain Casino for years and LOVES to play on the Slot Machines! On a recent visit, Graciela found a favorite penny machine and simply used her Club Card while enjoying her time in play. The combination of the right machine, a - read more »
Gaming Partners International Announces Special Dividend - 03 December 2009
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), the leading worldwide provider of casino currency and table gaming equipment, announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a special cash dividend of $0.125 per share to be paid on December 22, 2009 to sh - read more »