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 »
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 »
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

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 »
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 »
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

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 » 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 »
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 »
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 »

April 2009

Bad Luck Streak Ends With $100,000 Fantasy Fishing Miracle - 30 April 2009
Unemployed for a year and recovering from heart bypass surgery, New York man reels in $100,000 playing FLW Fantasy FishingMINNEAPOLIS, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- They say bad luck comes in threes, but not for Eugene Sullivan. The Syracuse, N.Y. resident broke his run of bad luck by winning the third tournament of an int - 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 »
Bermuda's Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa Opens Its Doors Today - 17 April 2009
Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa opens its doors today as the capstone of Tucker's Point Club, Bermuda's premier resort, private club and residential community. As the island's first luxury resort in 37 years, its debut marks a renaissance of Bermuda tourism, while at the same time evoking all the charm of Bermuda's halcyon - read more »
UK Love Affair with Horse Racing Goes Mobile - 15 April 2009
London, 15 April 2009: All Slots Mobile Casino and Wild Jack Mobile Casino today announced the availability of the latest stunning graphic and feature rich mobile game - Royal Derby, a virtual horse racing game. Royal Derby is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices and over 1400 Java mobile phones. Royal - read more »

May 2009

3D Casino has it's 3rd Six-Figure Jackpot Winner - 22 May 2009
LONDON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- - Player Wins $100,224 on's Wheeler Dealer Slot Machine One lucky online slot machine player is glad she took her friend's adviceand tried the free games at She ended up winning a progressivejackpot of over $100K and became the third big jackpot winner a - read more »
The Kings Are Coming to Las Vegas on a Dare From Steve Wynn! - 27 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Larry King is a very funny guy. On a dare from Steve Wynn, he will prove it on stage at the Encore Theater, for one night only, on Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m. The special performance will benefit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which provides funding for life saving cardiac - read more »
Crytek's Avni Yerli Joins the Game Developers Conference Europe Advisory Board - 23 May 2009
BERLIN, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game Developers Conference(R) Europe today welcomed a new member,Avni Yerli, managing director of Crytek GmbH, to its advisory board. WithYerli, the advisory board gains the expertise of another well-known andhighly experienced game developer. In 1999, Yerli co-founded Crytek GmbH,whi - read more »
Tropicana Hosts 'The Voice' Tony Pace - 22 May 2009
Fast, Funny and ImprovisationalLAS VEGAS, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tropicana Las Vegas presents the music and hysterical lampoon satire of Tony Pace Saturday, June 20 at 8 p.m. in the Tiffany Theater. Tickets are priced as low as $35 plus tax and surcharge and are available at the Tropicana Box Office now. Known as t - read more »

June 2009

Gaming Standards Association Continues to Grow Membership Globally - 16 June 2009
Six Companies Join GSA's RanksLAS VEGAS, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gaming Standards Association continues to expand its global reach and influence through its free and open protocols, and now six more companies have joined GSA's large global membership.Tech Results of Las Vegas and the Global Gaming Resear - read more »
Fajt, O'Toole Assume New Positions at PA Gaming Control Board - 04 June 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer today said the citizens of the Commonwealth are relying upon the leadership of new Gaming Control Board Chair Gregory C. Fajt to continue the tremendous growth and strict oversight of the new slots casino industry.Justice Bae - read more »
Drunk Drivers Targeted in Iowa - 13 June 2009
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Iowa State Patrol and Department of Public Safety have announced stepped up traffic enforcement efforts during the month of June on Iowa's highways. In the past years, these stepped up traffic enforcement efforts have also resulted in a considerable increase in drunk drivin - read more »
Table Mountain Casino Awards $98,243 in Massive Cash Jackpots in the Past 4 days! - 30 June 2009
FRIANT, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 4 days, there has been more than the usual excitement in the air at Table Mountain Casino, as 3 random Mega Mountain Massive Cash Jackpots have been awarded totaling a combined cash payout of $98,243! And that is on top of the hundreds of Rapid Bonus Awards that hav - read more »

July 2009

PokerTek Renews Credit Facility - 24 July 2009
MATTHEWS, N.C., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --PokerTek (Nasdaq: PTEK), the industry pioneer and worldwide leader in automated poker tables and related software, announced today that it has renewed its credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank. (Logo: credit - read more »
Russian Wins European Masters of Poker Prague - 03 July 2009
DUBLIN, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Vladislav Shuravin from Russia has won the third European Masters ofPoker in Czech capital Prague topping a field of 163 players at the SpearmintCasino at the weekend. After a deal had been done, Shuravin took downEUR39,675 for his victory from a total prize pool of EUR163,000. The fin - read more »
Butler National Corporation Announces Mike Tamburelli As General Manager of Boot Hill Casino and Resort - 22 July 2009
OLATHE, Kan., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Butler National Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: BUKS) a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry, announces the hiring of Mike Tamburelli as the General Manager of Boot Hill Casino and Resort in Dodge City, Kansas. Mr. Tamburelli is - 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 »

August 2009

Electronic Game Card, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings - 07 August 2009
NEW YORK and LONDON, Aug. 6, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electronic Game Card, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EGMI) ("EGC"), today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009, marking the Company's tenth sequential quarter of profitable growth. Electronic Game Card, Inc. reported second quarter 2009 - read more »
Video: Las Vegas' CityCenter To Be One of the World's Largest Green Developments - 07 August 2009
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Created with a vision to bring a new level of environmental consciousness to the world-famous Strip, CityCenter will be one of the world's largest sustainable developments, from design and construction to operations and guest amenities. An extraordinary urban resort destinati - read more »
Scientific Games Awarded New Arkansas Instant Ticket Contract - 15 August 2009
NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced it has been selected as the cooperative services provider and the primary vendor to supply instant tickets to the newly formed Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, upon completion of an open and competitive procurement process. The contract - read more »
Thunder Valley Hires Three New Executives - 06 August 2009
LINCOLN, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Auburn Indian Community, owners of Thunder Valley Casino, have hired three new executives with extensive gaming experience. Yvonne Mao was named vice president of finance, C.J. Graham was named vice president of casino operations and Tina Rogo was named executive direc - read more »

September 2009

City of Hollywood, Greater Hollywood Chamber to Present Florida Gaming Summit - 23 September 2009
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Hollywood and the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be presenting sponsors of the fifth annual Florida Gaming Summit, which takes place October 19-20 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida."The City of Hollywood and the Greater H - read more »
PokerTek Announces Private Placement of Common Stock - 04 September 2009
MATTHEWS, N.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PokerTek, the industry pioneer and worldwide leader in automated poker tables, announced today that it had entered into agreements to sell 686,090 shares of common stock to accredited investors at an aggregate purchase price of $500,000. (Logo: - read more »
PA Gaming Control Board Renews Mohegan Sun License - 24 September 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today unanimously voted to renew the Category 1 slot machine operator's license of Downs Racing, LP, operators of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino.The seven member board determined that Mohegan Sun, Pennsylvania's first - read more » 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 »

October 2009 Launched - the World's First Massively Multiplayer Online Casino - 15 October 2009
ST PETER PORT, Guernsey, October 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Advanced Games Lab Limited announces the launch of thefirst phase of (, theworld's first massively multiplayer online casino. will bethe only licensed online casino with integrated social netwo - read more »
Playtech Releases 2 Marvelous New Games from Marvel - 01 October 2009
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, September 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Playtech(AIM: PTEC), the international designer, developer and licensor of softwareto the online and land-based gaming industry, is happy to announce therelease of the first two of a long series of exciting new slots - "Iron Man"and "The Incredible Hulk". - read more »
EUR30,000 Omaha Poker Cash Race at This October - 02 October 2009
LONDON, October 1 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced its OMG Omaha October VIP race withEUR30,000 up for grabs for Omaha players at the site this October. The cash race is tailored to suit all levels of players with High Rollerand Low Roller leader boards offering prize pools of EUR20,000 and EUR10,0 - read more »
International Poker Open 2009 Outright Betting Market Open at - 01 October 2009
DUBLIN, September 29 /PRNewswire/ -- today announces the outright betting market for theInternational Poker Open 2009 with Marty Smyth heading the field for thesecond year in a row alongside Julian Gardner. World Series of Poker bracelet winner and current Poker Million championSmyth and former WSOP m - read more »

November 2009

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 »
Boyd Gaming Management to Present at Imperial Capital Conference - 05 November 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) management will present today at Imperial Capital's 3rd Annual Global Opportunities Conference in New York. A complete copy of the presentation will be available on our web site at .(Logo: - read more »
Antoine Saout, Everest Poker Player, Comes 3rd at WSOP Final and Enters History Books as one of France's Greatest - 10 November 2009
LONDON, November 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 25 year-old Frenchman Antoine Saout has become the mostsuccessful French player ever to participate in the World Series of PokerMain Event. Saout, from Brittany, the underdog of the 2009 WSOP Final, hadone of the best performances of all finalists losing a coin-flip handshowdown of - read more »
Dave Johnson Resigns as IGT Executive Vice President and General Counsel - 24 November 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today that David D. Johnson has resigned as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Jan. 4, 2010.Formerly with Anchor Gaming, Johnson joined IGT in 2003 and has been responsible for IGT's legal, g - read more »

December 2009

New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. To Begin Restructuring Process Through Chapter 9 Filing - 04 December 2009
NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation ("NYC OTB") announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized it to file a petition for adjustment of its debts under chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. NYC OTB i - read more »
Tropicana Las Vegas Names Tom McCartney President - 02 December 2009
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropicana Las Vegas Inc. Chairman and CEO Alex Yemenidjian appoints Thomas J. McCartney as President of the resort/casino effective December 14, 2009. McCartney will oversee property operations as Tropicana Las Vegas undergoes a $125 million phase-one renovation and rebranding.(Logo: h - read more »
Boyd Gaming Management to Present at Bank of America Credit Conference - 04 December 2009
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) management will present today at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Credit Conference in New York. A complete copy of the presentation will be available on our web site at (Logo: - 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 »