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 »
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 »
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

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 »
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 »
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 »

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 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 »
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 »

April 2009

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 »
Bingo Hall Controversy - 15 April 2009
Attorney Jock Smith says some of his clients were terrified when the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling raided the White Hall Resort and Entertainment Center last month."What they thought was that a robbery was taking place, that they were being held up," said Jock Smith. "A couple of our clients lost control of - 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 »
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 »

May 2009

PA Gaming Control Board Casino Opening Team Shares Its Successful Procedures With Asian and Kansas Gaming Regulators - 19 May 2009
BETHLEHEM, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delegations from the Government of Singapore and the State of Kansas are shadowing members of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's Casino Opening Team to learn more about how the agency assures that a new casino is prepared to open to the public.The PGCB's Casino Op - read more »
MGM MIRAGE Completes Historic Capital Raise - 20 May 2009
- Company Completes Sale of $1.5 Billion of Senior Secured Notes and Sale of Over $1 Billion of Common Stock- Senior Credit Facility Amended LAS VEGAS, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) announced today that it has completed its previously announced private offering of $1.5 billion total principal - read more »
RRA & Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Present The Summer Groove Hosted by Zo and D. Wade - 27 May 2009
South Florida's Largest Summer Event Announces New Partners and Event Line-UpHOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's a whole lot more to groove about this summer as NBA Champs Alonzo "Zo" Mourning and Dwyane Wade (a.k.a. D. Wade) announced new partnerships with Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Attorneys - 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 »

June 2009

Magna Entertainment Corp. files fourth default status report - 13 June 2009
AURORA, ON, June 12 /PRNewswire/ - Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC" or the "Company") filed this news release as its fourth 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 f - read more »
Free Phone, Free Money, Free Friend, Freaking Everything! - 10 June 2009
LONDON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Official WSOP sponsors, Everest Poker, are now also offeringall their WSOP Event 54 & Main Event Qualifiers their own mobile phone toupdate their stories, stacks and stats to their unique Twitter site. The Everest Poker European Cup in Sardinia (May 8-10) saw, forthe first time, a - read more »
Scientific Games Awarded Arizona Lottery Instant Ticket Contract - 16 June 2009
Annual Revenue Estimated at $2 MillionNEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced it has been awarded a primary vendor contract to supply instant tickets to the Arizona Lottery. The contract, which is expected to begin January 14, 2010, has an initial term of five years with fi - 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 »

July 2009

Landry's Restaurants, Inc. ('LNY'/NYSE) Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results; Net Income of $8.3 Million Compared to $13.9 Million in the Prior Year. - 23 July 2009
HOUSTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Landry's Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: LNY) (the "Company"), today announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. The Company's income from continuing operations for the quarter was $0.51 per share-diluted as compared to $0.86 reported last year.Reve - read more »
Look Good In Rhinestones: Jubilee! Celebrates 28 Years of Las Vegas Glitz, Glamour and Glitter, Searches for World-Class Talent at New York City Show Auditions - 14 July 2009
LAS VEGAS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Classic Vegas isn't gone, you just have to know where to look for it. As one of the longest-running shows on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the retro-glam showgirl extravaganza Jubilee! at Bally's Las Vegas has entertained more than 11 million guests. On July 31 the show celebrate - read more »
CarbonPoker to Award Over $1,000,000 and 25,000 Prizes Over Two Months During the Carbon Million - 15 July 2009
DUBLIN, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CarbonPoker is pleased to announce the launch of the Carbon Million Promotion. Beginning in July, the Carbon Million is a contest open to all CarbonPoker players. The 60-day promotion offers over $1,000,000 in cash with over 25,000 prizes.The Carbon Million has 21 tiers of individual pri - read more »
Spotlight 29 Casino Brings K-Ci & JoJo, Al B. Sure and Silk Together for the Summer Love Jam - 28 July 2009
COACHELLA, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Spotlight 29 Casino has been celebrating the Summer of Fun, and now the casino is adding some love to the mix by bringing together some of the best names in R&B. K-Ci & JoJo, Al B. Sure and Silk will all perform at the "Summer Love Jam" on August 29 in the Spotlight Th - read more »

August 2009 International Poker Open Close to Selling out First 1,000 Seats - 20 August 2009
DUBLIN, August 19 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced the first 1,000 seats of the InternationalPoker Open were on the brink of selling out - the first 500 seats for day 1Bhave been allocated and direct registration is now closed while day 1Acurrently has 300 players registered out of 500 and is likely to se - 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 »
Spectrum Gaming Group Again Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies - 28 August 2009
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and professional services firm active on five continents, was named to the list of the annual Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. magazine.Spectrum -- with an overall nati - read more »
Boyd Gaming Appoints Christine J. Spadafor to Board of Directors - 12 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) announced today that Christine J. Spadafor has been elected to the Company's board of directors.(Logo: is the Chief Executive Officer of St. Jude's Ranch for Children, a non-p - read more »

September 2009

Bellagio Las Vegas and Gourmet Magazine Invite You to a Unique Culinary Experience - 10 September 2009
NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellagio in Las Vegas sets the stage for a distinctive culinary evening -- a five-course meal featuring the unparalleled flavors and talents of their exclusive restaurants: Chef Akira Back of Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, Chef Robert Moore of PRIME Steakhouse, Pastry Che - read more »
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corporation Prepares the launch of the newspaper's second issue - 23 September 2009
MIAMI, FL, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp (CGAQ.PK) is pleased to announce the launch of the second issue of the largest entertainment newspaper in the Northern Part of Dominican Republic.Editor, Enrique A. Kogan said "The first issue was a huge success, and everyone is waiting for t - read more »
PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Public Hearing on October 14th for Philadelphia Park Slots License Renewal - 19 September 2009
Hearing is first step to consider renewal; public welcome to attend and participateHARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced a hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the renewal of the Category - read more »
Magna Entertainment Corp. files tenth default status report - 10 September 2009
AURORA, ON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ - Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC" or the "Company") filed this news release as its tenth 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 »

October 2009

FireKeepers Casino Selects FutureLogic's GEN2(TM) Printers - 15 October 2009
GLENDALE, Calif., Oct 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FutureLogic, Inc. announced today that its GEN2(TM) printers have been selected by FireKeepers Casino. The new $300 million gaming property, which opened in August in Battle Creek, Michigan, has installed the GEN2 printers on all of the casino's 2,680 TITO games. After previousl - read more »
Statement by Ohio Education Association Regarding State Budget Crisis - 01 October 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Education Association President Patricia Frost-Brooks issued the following statement on the state budget crisis:"The Ohio Department of Education has given us a sobering damage report on the Ohio Supreme Court's decision on video lottery terminals. Not only do we risk losin - read more »
Casinos Across State Join in Support of '10/12' For Table Games - 02 October 2009
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of Pennsylvania's largest casinos today sent a letter to each member of the state legislature calling on them to support the $10 million one-time licensing fee and 12% tax rate set forth in SB 1033. A copy of the letter is below.To the Members of the Pennsylvania Leg - read more »
PA Gaming Control Board Fines Casino for Internal Control Violation in Its Handling of Patron - 08 October 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a consent agreement today that assessed Chester Downs and Marina, LLC, operating as Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, a fine of $45,000 for failing to deal with a disruptive patron in a manner consistent with its own - read more »

November 2009

American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC Announces Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call Information - 10 November 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC today announced that it will hold its 2009 third quarter earnings conference call Friday, November 13, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time). To attend dial 1 800-289-6902 (domestic toll-free) or 913-312-0855 (domestic toll). The pass co - read more »
Cher Returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace With New Show Changes and the Addition of Spring 2010 Dates - 10 November 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to overwhelming demand, Spring 2010 performances of Cherat The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will go on sale Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. These new available tickets will include 24 performances from April 10 -25 and May 8 -30. (Photo: - read more »
Rapid Implementation of Kognitio WX2 Analytical Database Is a Sure Bet for bet365 - 11 November 2009
BRACKNELL, England, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Kognitio®, a leading global provider of business intelligence and data warehousing solutions, today announced that online gambling group bet365 has installed and is using a 10-terabyte (TB) Kognitio WX2 high performance analytical database in order to gain insight and intell - read more »
International Game Technology Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Results - 06 November 2009
RENO, Nev. Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2009. Net loss for the quarter was$21.3 million or $0.07 per diluted share, inclusive of previously disclosed non-cash charges of $0.26 per d - read more »

December 2009

Reno's Siena Hotel Spa Casino Congratulates Allan Pankey - $40,000 Christmas Day Winner - 29 December 2009
RENO, Nev., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Siena Hotel Spa Casino is proud to announce its largest draw, granted on Christmas Day to loyal guest Allan Pankey, a long-time patron of Siena. Siena's $40,000 Eggstravaganza Drawing, was the largest drawing yet at The Siena, Reno's only boutique hotel-casino. "Siena is proud to - read more » Hosts $5,000 Luke '_FullFlush1_' Schwartz Poker Million Tournament With a Twist - 04 December 2009
DUBLIN, December 3 /PRNewswire/ -- today announces the Luke Schwartz Poker MillionTournament with Cashback Special which will see the online poker room add$5,000 to a $50+$5 buy-in online tournament at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday Dec.3 to celebrate the controversial young UK player making the fin - read more »
The Show at Agua Caliente Nominated 'Best New Major Concert Venue' by Pollstar Magazine - 05 December 2009
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Show, Southern California's premier concert theatre located at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort, Spa in Rancho Mirage, has been nominated "Best New Major Concert Venue" by Pollstar Magazine.The nomination is a monumental achievement for The Show, which opened its doors in F - read more »
Pennsylvania Lottery's Commemorative 2010 Farm Show Instant Game Now on Sale - 02 December 2009
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sales began today for Money Farm, the Pennsylvania Lottery's commemorative $1 instant game for the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Money Farm offers 20 top prizes of $1,000; more than $7.5 million in cash prizes; and more than 25,750 prizes from $40 to $400. Prizes, incl - read more »