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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

February 2009

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 »
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 »
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 »

March 2009

SSL a Security Blind Spot say SmoothWall - 30 March 2009
Leeds, UK, 30th March 2009: Internet security specialists SmoothWall have raised the bar on SSL security this month with a new version of their Guardian web filter. Their key feature for 2009 is SSL Interception, which allows organisations to control and monitor encrypted traffic. According to Netcraft*, in the last y - 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 »
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 »
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

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 »
New Harrahs Internet Operations Led by Former PartyGaming Exec - 15 April 2009
Harrah's Entertainment recently leaked details of some changes that raised more than a few eyebrows, though on the surface it seems like a relatively simple business decision. The massive entertainment company has formed a subsidiary company to concentrate on internet operations for Harrah's, and more specifically, the - read more »
Poconos casino owner DeNaples cleared of all perjury charges - 15 April 2009
A Poconos casino owner accused of lying to state gambling investigators about his alleged ties to organized-crime members is cleared of all charges, prosecutors said Tuesday.Scranton businessman Louis DeNaples, 68, will give his ownership of Mt. Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos to his daughter as part of an agreement, - 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 »

May 2009

Greektown Increases Market Share for Third Straight Month - 06 May 2009
DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing a trend that started in February, for the third consecutive month Greektown Casino-Hotel increased its market share from 25 percent in March to 25.7 percent in April. From January, where the property had 22.8 percent share, the net increase is 2.9 percent, an increase of 13 per - read more »
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 »
Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Danny Gans Dies at 52 - 02 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Las Vegas legend Danny Gans, headliner at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, passed away last night at his home in Henderson, Nevada. He was 52 years old. At this time, his cause of death is unknown. (Logo: Wynn commented: &q - read more » Hails Chairman Frank's Online Gambling Legislation - 07 May 2009
Calls Proposal "a welcome and realistic approach"WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The head of the largest legal pure-play online gambling website in the United States, (NASDAQ: UBET), praised legislation introduced today by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank that would legali - read more »

June 2009

Ninth Annual Survey of Casino Executives to be Conducted by Gaming Industry Observer and Bristol Associates - 17 June 2009
LOS ANGELES, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The gaming industry's premier newsletter and its leading executive search firm will conduct their ninth annual Internet-based national survey of casino executives to gauge how the casino industry attracts, retains and motivates its executive talent. The ninth survey -- produced by - read more »
Magna Entertainment Corp. files fifth default status report - 27 June 2009
AURORA, ON, June 26 /PRNewswire/ - Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC" or the "Company") filed this news release as its fifth 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 »
Lucky Greektown Casino-Hotel Player Wins 2010 Camaro - 09 June 2009
Greektown Lives Up to Claim as Detroit's Winning AddressDETROIT, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Casino-Hotel officials announce Gail Abke of Warren, Mich. is the first of four lucky players to win a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, the top prize among this month's "Play American" promotions. Greektown Casino-Hotel will continu - read more »
Virginia Lottery and Washington Redskins Reveal 'Redskins Mania' Scratch Ticket - 09 June 2009
Football Fans Can Win Up to $1 Million and Ultimate Redskins ExperiencesLOUDOUN COUNTY, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Virginia Lottery and the Washington Redskins today revealed the details of the much-anticipated $50,000,000 Redskins Mania scratch ticket that will go on sale August 3 to coincide with the - read more »

July 2009

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Chairman and Founder Bernie Goldstein Passes Away - 07 July 2009
ST. LOUIS, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., today announced that the Company's founder and chairman of the board of directors, Bernard Goldstein, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2009."Bernie was a true visionary, an entrepreneurial spirit. He will be remembered fondly as a man who stood by h - read more »
888 Launches 888Safe - Keeping Players Safe Online - 07 July 2009
GIBRALTAR, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- have announced the launch of 888Safe, a site which sets theindustry standard for information about online safety and safe gaming. online poker ( and onlinecasino ( players can use 888Safe, to learn more aboutsafe depos - read more »
PokerTek Begins PokerPro Field Trial With Atlantic Lottery Corporation - 22 July 2009
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PokerTek, Inc., (Nasdaq: PTEK) the industry pioneer and worldwide leader in automated poker tables, announced today the start of a six-month pilot of PokerPro tables within two new Coasters locations after winning the RFP issued by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC - read more »
Pauma Tribe to Help Casino Patrons, Families Face Gambling Addiction - 28 July 2009
PAUMA VALLEY, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians -- To express their commitment to responsible gambling, the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians has voluntarily obtained full certification in Problem Gambling Awareness for Casino Pauma employees from the California Council on Problem Gambling." - read more »

August 2009

Atlantis, Paradise Island Welcomes All-Star Line Up of 25 Sports Icons and 25 World Famous Poker Pros for Sports Legends Challenge - 13 August 2009
PARADISE ISLANDS, Bahamas, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas is preparing to welcome 25 of the greatest legends in sports history and 25 world famous Poker Pros for the first-ever Poker News Sports Legends Challenge presented by, a four-day sports fantasy and gaming experience - read more »
GPI Announces Retirement of CEO; Appoints Successor - 12 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced today the forthcoming retirement of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerard P. Charlier, effective on September 12, 2009. - read more »
Local Fresno Resident Is the Latest MASSIVE CASH Winner at Table Mountain Casino! - 04 August 2009
FRIANT, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine playing your favorite slot machine at Table Mountain Casino when the Massive Cash Jackpot hits! That is exactly what happened to Gene of Fresno during his most recent visit. Once Gene realized the $48,650 Massive Cash Jackpot was HIS he was a bit shocked. "I was stunned - read more »
Century Casinos Reports Q2 2009 Earnings Including Gain on South African Sale - 11 August 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; Vienna Stock Exchange) announced today the financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.Second Quarter 2009For the second quarter of 2009, net operating revenue from continuing operations was $11,884,00 - read more »

September 2009

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 »
New Pennsylvania Casinos Spur 20 Percent Revenue Increase in August - 03 September 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The amount of gross revenue generated in August 2009 through the play of slot machines at nine casinos rose 19.8% over the previous year, according to figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.The nine casinos in August 2009 generated $186,936,23 - read more »
Luke "_FullFlush1_" Schwartz Podcast Available as Andy Greekfish Presents The Poker Show Next Week - 05 September 2009
DUBLIN, September 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's premier online poker radio show, The Poker Show, this weekwelcomes London legend Andy Greekfish into the guest presenter's hot seat asEuropean Poker Tour winner Vicky Coren drops by to discuss her new book,global poker ambassador Mike Sexton talks World Poker Tour, and To - read more » International Poker Open Sells out all 1,200 Direct buy-in Seats - 29 September 2009
DUBLIN, September 28 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced it has sold out all direct buy-in seatsfor Europe's largest live poker tournament, the $225 + $25 Boylepoker.comInternational Poker Open 2009. The final few direct buy-in seats for day 1A, being held on FridayOctober 16 at Dublin's Regency Hotel, so - read more »

October 2009

Mega House Raffle Charitable Fundraiser Launches as Country's Largest - 14 October 2009
FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- World Youth Empowerment has launched its Mega House Raffle with a novel and intriguing twist; at the time of the drawing, the top grand prize winner may select any property for sale within the state of California up to a value of three million dollars. Also, included in the grand - read more »
A Trip to Table Mountain Casino for Breakfast Creates Latest WINNER of the Random Massive Cash Jackpot at Table Mountain Casino! - 15 October 2009
FRIANT, Calif.,Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan and his wife intended to visit Table Mountain Casino for a bit of breakfast but left with more than an enjoyable meal! Some after-meal play on a nickel slot machine paid off, paying Juan of Fresno $39,152.05 in Massive Cash! Juan was very excited and thought his BIG WIN was - read more »
AC Coin & Slot Now Selling Games in Addition to Leasing - 03 October 2009
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 2 ,/PRNewswire/ -- AC Coin & Slot announced today that it will for the first time offer proprietary slot games for sale to casino customers throughout North America. The company will also continue to lease its proprietary slot games, giving customers the ability to combine purchase and le - read more »
Magic City Casino Selects FutureLogic's GEN2(TM) Printers - 28 October 2009
GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- FutureLogic, Inc. announced today that its GEN2 printers have been selected as the exclusive TITO printers for the first 700 slot machines to be installed at Magic City Casino. A new multi-entertainment gaming facility that opened on October 15 in Miami, Florida, Magic City Cas - read more »

November 2009

One-Thousandth Request Added to PA Gaming Control Board's Casino Self Exclusion List - 18 November 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The one-thousandth request to be registered with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's successful voluntary Self-Exclusion Program has been received.The Self Exclusion Program, which began in late 2006, assists problem gamblers who choose to ban themselves from gamb - read more »
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Executive to Speak at Deutsche Bank Gaming Investment Forum - 14 November 2009
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) Chief Financial Officer Dale Black is scheduled to speak at the Deutsche Bank Gaming Investment Forum at The Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday, Nov. 16 at noon Pacific Standard Time.Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., founded in 1992, - read more »
Table Mountain Rancheria and Table Mountain Casino Honor Fresno Veterans Memorial Museum With Donation - 12 November 2009
FRIANT, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ --Table Mountain Rancheria and Table Mountain Casino recognizedthe Fresno Veterans Memorial Museum for its continued service to the Valley with a donation of $10,000. The Museum offers a sanctuary for educating the importance of patriotism and honor. Local docents provide guided t - read more »
Former PGCB Chair Recognized for Her Support of Problem Gambling Programs and Regulations - 18 November 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Chair of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Mary DiGiacomo Colins, has received the "Special Recognition Award" from the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania. The award was made yesterday in Harrisburg during the statewide organization's "Problem - 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 »
World Premiere: Sex and the City(TM) Slots - 05 December 2009
RENO, Nev., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming industry leader IGT (NYSE: IGT) has installed its new Sex and the City(TM) Multi-Level Progressives in nine Nevada casinos, with more installs on the way. Focused on delivering superior player entertainment and boosting operator revenues, IGT has developed a well-bran - 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 »
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 »