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 »
Barack Obamas step mother launches new charity game on - 16 January 2009, part of Gala Coral Group, announces that Barack Obama's step mother, Kezia Obama, is launching a new online charity bingo game to help raise money for Sue Ryder Care. The bingo fan, who is from Bracknell, Berkshire, is to have her own dedicated online bingo game called 'Mrs Obama's Bingo' which will feat - 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

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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »

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 »
Leading Online Poker Rooms Flock To Support Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival - 22 April 2009
The Asian Poker Tour, Asia's original poker tour, is delighted to announce that a number of leading online poker rooms have already signed up to provide online qualifiers for 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 - read more »
Spotlight 29 Casino Kicks Off 3rd Annual 'Summer of Fun' With Staind - 30 April 2009
Band In Concert May 23 with Special Guest Hoobastank; Touring with New Album, New SingleCOACHELLA, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With a string of ten Top 10 hits and four No. 1 singles, Staind is one of the biggest rock bands of the new millennium, and now, Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to welcome Staind to open the - read more »
10,000 ogle 'new' Meadows casino - 15 April 2009
Owners of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino are hoping to evoke a bit of Las Vegas with their $175 million, 350,000-square-foot permanent casino. In a tough economy, people who cannot afford a cross-country trip might drop a little coin near home, said Bill Paulos, a partner at Cannery Casino Resorts, which owns the Washi - read more »

May 2009

MGM MIRAGE Reports First Quarter Financial Results - 05 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2009. The Company reported first quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.38 compared to $0.40 per share in the prior year first quarter. The current year results include a gain of $0. - read more »
Auditor General Jack Wagner Calls for General Assembly to Clarify Flaw in Gaming Industry's Background Checks - 29 May 2009
Awarding of Mount Airy slot license highlighted issue of jurisdictional struggles HARRISBURG, Pa., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner said today that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board should get the General Assembly to amend the state's slots casino law to clearly define the roles and res - read more »
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Host 2010 Miss America Pageant on TLC - 27 May 2009
Live From Planet Hollywood on TLCLINWOOD, N.J., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- President and CEO of the Miss America Organization, Art McMaster, announced today that the 2010 Miss America Pageant will return to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for a week of preliminary competitions, culminating in a live telec - read more »
Casino Journal Names McDowell Executive of the Year - 08 May 2009
ST. LOUIS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that Virginia McDowell, president and chief operating officer was honored last night at the Southern Gaming Summit as "Executive of the Year" by Casino Journal magazine, citing her leadership within the indus - read more »

June 2009

Plastic Jacko Drives Bookies Into Meltdown - 29 June 2009
DUBLIN, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Shrewd Punters Hatch Michael Jackson Betting Coup German doctor Gunther von Hagens has given Irish bookmaking outfit PaddyPower a potential EUR80,000 (USD$112,500) bloody nose with his claims that anagreement was in place with Michael Jackson to plastinate his remai - read more »
EUR10,000 in Weekly Freerolls With the Summer Sizzlers at - 17 June 2009
LONDON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced the launch of the Summer Sizzlers - aseries of online poker freerolls each Tuesday at 8 p.m. BST from June 16until September 29 with over EUR10,000 in prizes. The freerolls are free to enter but players can spice things up by makinga re-buy or add-on - read more »
MGM MIRAGE and New Giza for Real Estate Development Company Announce Agreement to Include MGM Grand Resort at Development Outside Cairo Near Egypt's Famous Pyramids - 17 June 2009
LAS VEGAS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) and New Giza for Real Estate Development - an Egyptian company building a luxury, mixed-use community near the base of the famous pyramids - today announced plans to develop the MGM Grand New Giza. All equity funding for the development will be provide - read more »
As World Series of Poker Gets Serious, so Does The Poker Show - 20 June 2009
DUBLIN, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- This week on poker's leading live radio show, The Poker Show, presentersJesse May and Matt Broughton will be talking to a selection of the world'sleading players in Las Vegas. Among those expected to drop in between taking pot shots at bracelets areChris Ferguson, John Duthie, Daniel - read more »

July 2009

Hard Rock International Announces Strategic Alliance With Caribbean CAGE LLC, A Majority Owned RLJ Company - 30 July 2009
NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International today announced a strategic alliance with Caribbean CAGE LLC, a majority owned RLJ company, and its majority owner, entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson, and indicated that Caribbean CAGE LLC will become an investor in the Hard Rock Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack projec - read more »
Largest Slingo Classic Bonus Slot Machine Progressive Jackpot Wins at Tioga Downs - 17 July 2009
NICHOLS, N.Y., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A quick spin of the reels on a Slingo Classic Bonus slot machine was all it took for one lucky player to walk away with a $61,664.85 jackpot. This is the single largest Slingo Classic Bonus progressive jackpot won in New York and marks the eighth statewide progressive win for the - read more »
National Launch of Crazy Girls Cafe Announced - 17 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning August 2009, "Crazy Girls," the sexiest show in Las Vegas performed everyday at the Riviera Hotel to over 25 million people for over two decades, will be experienced worldwide with the launch of Crazy Girls Cafe and its new companion site, Girls Cafe w - 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 »

August 2009

Businesses Can Go 'All in' Legally and Without Risk - 21 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With the decrease in digital advertising dollars, companies are looking for alternative revenue streams from their existing customers and for more website traffic. With Centaurus Games' latest product addition, Centaurus Light, any business can now offer an entertainment-poker com - read more »
Electronic Game Card Signs License Agreement With Leading Media Company in Korea - 19 August 2009
NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Electronic Game Card, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EGMI) ("EGC"), announced today that it has signed a three-year license agreement with Seoul, Korea based Kellof, Inc. ("Kellof") for distribution of the Electronic GameCard(TM), Electronic iQuizCard(TM), and El - read more »
'Cops for Casinos': Ohio Fraternal Order of Police Announces Support for Casino Ballot Issue - 12 August 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 11/PRNewswire/ --With local governments across the state being forced to consider layoffs in their safety forces, the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio -- the state's largest labor organization for law enforcement officers -- announced today its support for the Ohio Jobs and Growth Plan on the Nove - 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

WEGENER Receives Order From Kanal 75 for Compel Network Control System - 10 September 2009
DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR), a leading provider of equipment for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced that Kanal 75, a European distributor of ATG horse racing, recently purchased a WEGENER(R) Compel(R) network control system t - read more »
Pole Wins European Masters of Poker Malta Grand Final - 29 September 2009
DUBLIN, September 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Krzystzof Grubka has won the EUR1,500 buy in European Masters of PokerMalta Grand Final topping the field of 291in Vittoriosa on the Mediterraneanisland at the weekend. The final stop on the five-leg tour attracted a number of big names fromacross the globe including Johnny Lodde - read more »
Steelbox Demonstrates Open Video Framework with SRI International and Telindus Surveillance Solutions - 22 September 2009
ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ASIS INTERNATIONAL 2009 -- Booth No. 4369 - Steelbox, developers of IP media appliances that deliver comprehensive switching, distribution and recording of video and audio, will showcase the integration of its products with SRI International's (SRI) Integrated Video Environment - read more »
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Releases August 2009 Index - 09 September 2009
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With mixed stock performances for major gaming suppliers during the month of August, the AGEM Index increased 5.0 percent over the previous month, posting a value of 111.56, or an increase of 5.27 points. On a year-over-year basis, the AGEM Index is up 4.1 percent, recording its secon - read more »

October 2009

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results - 30 October 2009
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.Company-Wide Operating ResultsNet revenue for the third quarter of 2009 was $1.14 billion, an increase of 3.2% compared to $1.11 billion in the third quarter of 2008. - read more »
Mount Airy Casino Resort to Present A Salute to America's Veterans - 06 October 2009
PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort will roll out the red carpet -- as well as a Vietnam-era helicopter and tank, jeeps and Humvees -- during its Salute to America's Veterans Nov. 6th through 8th at the resort. A special emphasis will be placed on welcoming home Vietnam Vets to pub - read more »
Agua Caliente Casino - Resort - Spa Awarded Prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Rating - 01 October 2009
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.,Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Agua Caliente Casino - Resort - Spa in Rancho Mirage, California has been awarded a Four-Diamond rating by the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA), joining the ranks of an elite group of hotels across North America.(Photo: - read more »
Omni Management Group Announces Opening of New York Office - 14 October 2009
NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert L. Berger, Managing Member and Founder of Omni Management Group, LLC, announced today the opening of their new office in Midtown Manhattan, located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas."We are delighted to be making this strategic geographic expansion," said Berger, "because it just m - read more »

November 2009

Pinnacle Entertainment Updates Louisiana Development Plans - 25 November 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today announced updated plans for its Sugarcane Bay project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the sister property to the company's highly successful L'Auberge du Lac casino resort. These updated plans are subject to the approval of the Loui - read more »
Full Tilt Poker Signs Tom "durrrr" Dwan to Team Full Tilt - 09 November 2009
DUBLIN, November 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker has announced a rare addition to Team Full Tilt, theworld's greatest poker professionals, welcoming online phenomenon andhigh-stakes titan Tom "durrrr" Dwan. Dwan, best known by his online player handle "durrrr", is one of the mostinfluential and successful players - 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 » Becomes Official Partner of the 2010 Men's EHF Euro - 17 November 2009
ZUG, Switzerland and LINZ, Austria, November 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media - EHFEURO marketing partner of the European Handball Federation (EHF) - hassecured, the Austrian-based betting company as a new OfficialPartner of the EHF European Handba - read more »

December 2009

Belgium Open Main Event Title Returns to Homeland - 03 December 2009
DUBLIN, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Belgium Open Poker Championships played out from Nov. 21 to 29at Belgium's Casino de Namur, attracting a total field of 817. The total prize pool for the EUR1,500+EUR200 buy-in event wasEUR1,138,877, and the player who took home the biggest part of that was localAntonio Gu - 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 »
New Bachelor Cascarino Cashes in on GBP170K Poker win but ex Wife Will get Nothing Says Cascarino - 02 December 2009
LONDON, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Chelsea and Celtic Striker, Tony Cascarino has won the Champion ofChampions title in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) along with just underGBP170,000. He beat some of the best poker players in Europe to scoop thetitle, including actor Michael Greco and Antoine Arnault, Head - 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 »