Gambling News Archives 2010

January 2010

Winners Claim All Four $1 Million Prizes From Lottery's Jan. 2 Millionaire Raffle Drawing - 06 January 2010
Winning Tickets Sold in Adams, Blair, Cumberland, Snyder CountiesMIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All four top-prize winners from the Pennsylvania Lottery's Jan. 2 Millionaire Raffle drawing have come forward to claim their $1 million prizes.Thomas Stein of East Berlin, Adams County; Shawn Benton of A - read more »
Casino Rewards Online Casinos Choose Player Experience Over Software Upgrade - 13 January 2010
LAS VEGAS, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A planned upgrade by game software provider Microgaming has been rejectedby in an effort to maintain the best user experience acrossits 19 online casino brands. The Microgaming upgrade aims to enhance game-play by increasing screenresolution, but instead has le - read more »
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Now Hiring 500 - 29 January 2010
WILKES-BARRE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At a time of high unemployment rates, a stagnant economy and little opportunity for career growth, one of Northeast Pennsylvania’s top employers offers a ray of sunlight with the creation of 500 new jobs. Preparing for the 2010 introduction of table games - read more »
Bloodless Bullfighting Back in Las Vegas - 29 January 2010
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The culture, the reverence and the pageantry of one of the most storied traditions in the world returns to Las Vegas, but without the blood. Bloodless Bullfighting, courtesy of Don Bull Productions, heads to the United States and Las Vegas at the South Point Arena Saturday, January 3 - read more »

February 2010

Public Input Hearing to Consider Permitting Table Games at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Scheduled for March 11th - 23 February 2010
PGCB web site offers public documents and information on citizen participationHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 11, 2010 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the petition submitted - read more » Sponsors Irish Poker Rankings 2010 with a $10,000 Prize for the Winner - 06 February 2010
DUBLIN, February 5 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced its exclusive sponsorship ofIreland's highly regarded poker player of the year race - Irish PokerRankings 2010. The overall winner of Irish Poker Rankings 2010 will walk away with a$10,000 sponsorship package courtesy of the new sponsor. - read more »
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Executive to Speak at JP Morgan High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference - 27 February 2010
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) President and Chief Operating Officer Virginia McDowell is scheduled to speak at the JP Morgan High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference at Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Florida on Tuesday, March 2 at 8:45 am Eastern Standard Time. - read more »
CTBA Releases Study on State Revenue Impacts of Internet Poker in California - 06 February 2010
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Tribal Business Alliance (CTBA) released a study today concerning the state revenue impacts of internet poker in California. It can easily be downloaded in full on its website at study was conducted by Mike Genest, the former Director of the C - read more »

March 2010

Ringo Returns to Fallsview - 09 March 2010
Jon Stewart, Smokey Robinson & King of Pop Tribute also in JuneNIAGARA FALLS, ON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ - Legendary rock musician and former member of The Beatles, Ringo Starr returns to Fallsview Casino with his All-Starr Band for two shows highlighting the June 2010 concert line-up at Fallsview Casino.Starr and th - read more »
Full Tilt Sponsors Sydney Roosters - 20 March 2010
DUBLIN, March 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt, the world's best online poker room, is pleased toannounce its sponsorship of the legendary Sydney Roosters Rugby League team.With its first official sports sponsorship deal in the Southern hemisphere,Full Tilt will support the Roosters as they battle - read more » Joins Oddschecker's Comparison Service - 30 March 2010
LONDON, March 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's biggest online gambling brand,*, nowsupplies prices to Oddschecker's betting comparison service. Oddscheckerallows bettors to compare the odds from over 20 online bookmakers across theworld allowing them to get the best price available on their selections. - read more », 24-Time College-Hoop Handicapping Champs, Guarantees March Madness Basketball Winners - 10 March 2010
MONTGOMERY, N.Y., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- is ready to win like never before in March Madness hoop action.No sports service - other than - has ever finished #1 in 24 college basketball handicapping contests.Perhaps that's why has been recently named America's best sports handicappe - read more »

April 2010

Online Players Win the Real Prize When Baby is Born - 20 April 2010
GIBRALTAR, April 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet babies are starting to fill up the world as more and more peoplefind their soul mates on the net. The first online gaming baby was born lastweek when Tammy and Douglas Root from Munich gave birth to a healthy 3.4kgboy after meeting in a chat room playing online. The - read more »
California Card Room Coalition Donates $20,000 to the National Indian Child Welfare Association - 14 April 2010
PORTLAND, Ore., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) announced today, at its annual convention in Portland, that a coalition of California's largest card rooms has donated $20,000 to the organization. The announcement was made by NICWA president, Maurice Lyons.NICWA executive d - read more »
Sean M. O'Brien, President of Teamsters Local 25, Praises the Massachusetts House of Representatives for Passing Gaming Legislation - 15 April 2010
CHARLESTOWN, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking to his supporters at the Teamsters Local 25 Hall in Charlestown, a very upbeat and visibly pleased President Sean O'Brien, said, "Today, the House of Representatives took a courageous and significant step towards putting people back to work in Massachusetts." He c - read more »
MGM MIRAGE Reports Preliminary First Quarter Results - 15 April 2010
LAS VEGAS, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) today announced its preliminary expectations of financial results for the first quarter of 2010. The operating results in this release reflect preliminary expectations of financial results for the first quarter of 2010, have not been reviewed by the C - read more »

May 2010

Card Player Europe Launches New Facebook Poker Page - 25 May 2010
DUBLIN, May 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Card Player Europe, Europe's leading multi-platform poker media company,today announces the launch of its own dedicated Facebook page hosting the most up-to-the-minute poker news, views, analysis, promotions, strategy, blogs, videos, and magazine features from the vast and exciting - read more »
World Tavern Entertainment Launches National Franchise Campaign - 19 May 2010
Durham, NC, May 19, 2010 --( World Tavern Entertainment®, an innovator in the business of driving more customers into bars and restaurants since 2004, announced today its national launch of its Franchising Program.After a successful test of four franchises in select markets, World Tavern Entertainment® - read more »
Mini ECOOP Online Poker Festival Starts Today on With Unique Bubble Twist - 15 May 2010
DUBLIN, May 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ( announces the start of its Mini ECOOP VI series which will see the ten players before the bubble in each tournament get paid a cash prize exclusively from the site. The Mini ECOOP series of ten tournaments takes place eac - read more »
International Pop Diva CoCo Lee Debuts Her World Tour at Wynn Las Vegas - 19 May 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CoCo Lee is bringing her East to West World Tour to the Encore Theater for concerts on July 3 and July 4 at 8 p.m. The Encore Theater will be her only stop in Las Vegas on her tour.(Logo: has returned to worldwide s - read more »

June 2010

New Website Continues the Transformation of the All-New Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas - 22 June 2010
LAS VEGAS, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradise is just a click away. The final touch to Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's $750 million expansion was added this week when the trendsetting property unveiled its sleek new website, The new site establishes an online presence that mirrors the cuttin - read more »
Don't Get Mugged Online - Protect Yourself From Internet Crime - 08 June 2010
GIBRALTAR, June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Being smart is not enough toprotect yourself from online scamming. There are fake websites popping upevery day. Identity theft and IRS scams are abundant and phishing attacks arethe new black of online fraud. We may not be able to completely stop it, butthere are ways to sign - read more »
Paragon Development names IBI/HB Architects the Architect of Record and Rockwell Group the Design Architect for its $450 million destination entertainment resort at BC Place - 24 June 2010
VANCOUVER, June 23 /PRNewswire/ - The award-winning IBI/HB Architects and Rockwell Group have been named Architect of Record and Design Architect respectively for Paragon Development Ltd.'s new $450 million entertainment destination at BC Place, Scott Menke, President, Paragon Development announced today.The internatio - read more »
Isner & Mahut: An Advertiser's Dream? - 26 June 2010
LONDON, June 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The record-breaking tennis duoIsner and Mahut may not sound like a superhero double act but after takingsporting endurance to another level online bookmaker are betting onwhether any of the following brands will use either or both men inforthcoming advertising campaig - read more »

July 2010

Kamie Crawford, Miss Maryland Teen USA, Crowned Miss Teen USA 2010 on July 24th, Live on and - 26 July 2010
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Kamie Crawford, Miss Maryland Teen USA, was crowned Miss Teen USA 2010 last evening at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas on July 24, 2010. The 17-year-old winner is from Potomac, MD. The Miss Teen USA® pageant was streamed online to a worldwide - read more »
IBF Title on the Line With Return of Friday Night Fights in August - 16 July 2010
DOVER, Del., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will host the IBF North American Junior Middleweight Title Fight as part of the Friday Night Fight series on August 27 in the Rollins Center ballroom. Fights begin at 7:30 p.m. Terrance "Heat" Cauthen (35-6, 9 KOs) of Trenton, N.J., will face off again - read more »
The Random Massive Cash Jackpot Strikes Once Again at Table Mountain Casino! - 28 July 2010
FRIANT, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Linda of Fresno was all smiles when she learned the Massive Cash Jackpot in the amount of $43,907.59 was hers! When asked how she felt about winning Table Mountain Casino's exclusive and random Jackpot she said, "Massive Cash Jackpots really do happen! This is real!"Linda has b - read more »
IGT Provides Opportunities to Network, Learn and Optimize During 2010 Network Systems Users Conference at ARIA - 13 July 2010
LAS VEGAS, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the games players love and network systems that improve the player experience, announced today that its Network System Users Conference scheduled for next week, July 20-21, at ARIA Resort & Casino in - read more »

August 2010

Visionary iGaming Appoints Gian Perroni as Senior Vice President of Marketing - 18 August 2010
San Jose, Costa Rica, August 17, 2010 --( Visionary iGaming (, the world’s leading provider of Live Dealer 2.0 games, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gian Perroni as Senior Vice President of Marketing. He will report directly to Martin Reiner, Visionary iGaming’s - read more »
Tesco Entertainment: Mafia II - Anticipated Release - 25 August 2010
WELWYN GARDEN CITY, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The hype surrounding the Mafia II computer game release will be coming to a climax next week when the much anticipated sequel is available to purchase from Tesco Entertainment on the 27th August. Mafia II builds on the romanticised vision of - read more »
Money Talks This New Premier League Season ! - 14 August 2010
MANCHESTER, England, August 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you want to knowwhere the real cash is being spent this new Premier League football season? Well it's not at Eastlands, Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford or Anfield.It's at the bookies. Millions of pounds will be gambled this Premier League campaign withsupp - read more »
Rivers Casino Named Best Overall Gaming Resort in - 12 August 2010
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rivers Casino was named “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine’s readers. The casino took home a total of 18 awards, as voted by readers in the “Best of Gaming” annual poll. Rivers’ awards will be highligh - read more »

September 2010 Launches CTXM’s Casino Suite - 30 September 2010
Douglas, United Kingdom, September 29, 2010 --( Garry Knowles, Managing Director at Webis Holdings, commented: “We are delighted to work with CTXM as our new Casino and Games provider on the platform. As a global gaming operator, it is important for us to offer the best possible product - read more »
WMS To Webcast Analyst Day Presentations on September - 16 September 2010
WAUKEGAN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS), a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of games and gaming machines to the global gaming industry, announced today it will webcast the Analyst Day presentations of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brian R. Gamach - read more »
VeriFone Exclusive Payment Solutions Supplier for Newly Opened Marina Bay Sands - 21 September 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced that its payment solutions have been deployed exclusively to serve customers at the recently opened Marina Bay Sands Hotel and casino in Singapore. With over 2,500 rooms and suites, the three towers of the - read more »
Bally Technologies Awarded Contract with Penn National Gaming to Provide Systems and Marketing Solutions in Four Casino - 16 September 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, and networked and server-based systems for the global gaming industry, today announced a contract with Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) to provide its ACSC™ - read more »

October 2010

Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Rolling Chip Turnover for September - 08 October 2010
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. (“AERL”) (NASDAQ: AERL, AERLW), which operates through its subsidiaries and related promoter companies as a VIP room gaming promoter, today announced unaudited Rolling Chip Turnover (as defined below) for the month of - read more »
Offsidegaming Signs First South American Deal with Elygra - 30 October 2010
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sportsbook technology provider Offsidegaming has today announced the signing of its first South American deal with licensed Argentine operator Elygra Online SA. The first business to business deal of its kind for the company, Offsidegaming has partnered with exi - read more »
WMS to Report Fiscal 2011 First Quarter Results on November 1 and Host Conference Call and - 16 October 2010
WAUKEGAN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS) announced that it will release its fiscal 2011 first quarter results after the market closes on Monday, November 1, 2010, and will host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 1. Both the call and webcast a - read more »
DataArt Completes iPad Application for - 08 October 2010
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DataArt, a high-end software development company with R&D centers in Eastern Europe, today announced its role in the development of the recently released iPad application for Betfair, the world’s largest international online sports betting provider. DataArt helped Betfair to bring - read more »

November 2010

MGM Resorts International Management to Present at the Citi Small/Mid Cap Conference - 17 November 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) management will make a Company presentation Wednesday, November 17th at the Citi Small/Mid Cap Conference at the Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. A complete copy of the presentation will be available by visitin - read more »
Gaming Partners International Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2010 - 16 November 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), a leading worldwide provider of casino currency and table gaming equipment, today announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2010. (Logo: - read more »
Research and Markets: 2010 Italian Online Gaming and Gambling Market - 04 November 2010
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "2010 Italian Online Gaming and Gambling Market Report" report to their offering. In the last few years world gambling markets growth ra - read more »
IGT and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Team Up to Debut The Hangover(TM) Slots at G2E 2010 with Ken Jeong Celebrity Appearance - 17 November 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the major games that players love and the network systems that improve the player experience, has aligned with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) to introduce The Hangover(TM) Slots at the 2010 Global Ga - read more »

December 2010

Bonuses Every Day Until Christmas With Euro Partners Casinos' Advent Calendar Promotions - 02 December 2010
LONDON, December 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro Partners casinos Titan Casino, Europa Casino and Casino Tropez are each celebrating the 2010 holiday season with a special Advent calendar Christmas promotion ( From December 1st through Christmas Day (Dece - read more »
8 Fun Facts About Spain's El Gordo Lottery - 07 December 2010
AMSTERDAM, December 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Spain's El Gordo is arguably the most famous lottery game in the world, thanks to its estimated EUR2.3 billion in prizes available to be won. One of the most lucrative European lotteries, El Gordo takes place on December 22 each year. Aside from the incredible amount of mon - read more »
Foxwoods Resort Casino and Madison Square Garden Extend and Expand Marketing - 08 December 2010
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foxwoods Resort Casino, the premier resort casino destination on the East Coast, and Madison Square Garden announced today that they have extended and expanded their marketing partnership. The new agreement is highlighted by the innovative new “Foxwoods - read more »
AP is the Real McCoy - 24 December 2010
MANCHESTER, England, December 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC Sports Personality of the Year award winner Tony McCoy is now a peoples' champion according to bookmaker Fred Done. Tony McCoy has been the champion jockey 15 times and becomes the first jockey to win the BBC award. McCoy this year won the Grand Nationa - read more »