Gambling News Archives 2010

January 2010

PartyGaming Decides to Protect Its Online Customers With Two-Factor Authentication From VASCO Data Security - 22 January 2010
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VASCO Data Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI;, a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announced that PartyGaming, a leading online gaming company, decided to extend the protection of its Party-brand - read more »
The Yuri Itkis Gaming Trust Commences Tender Offer to Purchase Remaining Public Stake in FortuNet, Inc. - 16 January 2010
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Yuri Itkis Gaming Trust of 1993 (the "Trust") announced today that it has commenced a tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of FortuNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNET) not already owned by the Trust for $2.25 in cash per share. The increased offer - read more »
Billions of Dollars Available ANNUALLY With Approval of On Line Gambling - 07 January 2010
MINEOLA, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kenilworth Systems Corporation (Pink OTC Markets: KENS)... Herbert Lindo, Chairman and CEO of Kenilworth, stated: "The live in-progress roulette test at the Sosua Grand Casino, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, viewed globally, has now passed the first month and thousands - read more »
Poker770 - Packages for large poker - 16 January 2010
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Online poker has for a long time aroused unprecedented interest, with fans dreaming of taking part in one of the game's great international events. Poker770 helps them realize their dreams through a range of attractive offers giving the opportunity to win free packages f - read more »

February 2010

Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Results - 06 February 2010
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2009.Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2009 were $245 million, a 5.4% decline from the prior-year period's $259 million. We reviewed certain asse - read more »
American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call Information - 26 February 2010
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLCAmerican Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC today announced that it will hold its 2009 fourth quarter earnings conference call Monday, March 22, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time). To attend, dial 888-806-6208 (domestic toll-f - 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 »
In an Indecisive Age The Mighty Boosh and Tribal Games Deliver the Answers with 'The Mighty Decider' - 23 February 2010
LONDON and SAN MATEO, California, February 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The globally acclaimed British sketch comedy sensations, The Mighty Booshand Tribal Games, a mobile games developer and a division of Tribal Brands,have teamed to deliver The Mighty Decider. This new app delivers what thisindecisive world has been wait - read more »

March 2010

Table Mountain Casino Welcomes Professional Bull Riders to the Valley! - 10 March 2010
FRIANT, Calif., March 9/PRNewswire/ -- Table Mountain Casino suggests that allbull riders and bull riding enthusiasts hold onto their hats, as March will be an exciting month! On Wednesday, March 17th, Table Mountain Casino will hold a lucky St. Patrick's Day Slot Tournament! Registration will begin at 9:30am and is $ - read more »
Italian State Council Rules on the Lottery Tender - 11 March 2010
NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced that the Italian State Council issued its ruling on the Gratta & Vinci court case. The initial opinion issued late on March 9th will be followed by a more detailed opinion outlining the rationale and full direction o - read more »
MGM MIRAGE Elects Bill Bible to the Board of Directors - 10 March 2010
LAS VEGAS, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) today announced that William A. "Bill" Bible has accepted an invitation to join the Company's Board of Directors. He was elected to his new post by the Board during a meeting on March 8, 2010. "We are honored to welcome Bill Bible as the newest member - read more »
Chief Executive Role Announced To Support Development of UK Gaming Firms and Drive International Growth - 09 March 2010
NEW YORK, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced the appointment of Ian Timmis as Chief Executive of its wholly-owned subsidiaries The Global Draw Ltd. and Games Media effective March 8, 2010, reporting to Steve Frater who will continue in his role as Executive Chairman. - read more »

April 2010

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Receives Three Category 3 Resort License Applications During Special 90 Day Period - 09 April 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that three applications were filed during the special 90 day period established by the Pennsylvania Legislature in January to receive additional applications for the remaining Category 3 license. A Category 3 licen - read more »
Bodog Poker Network CEO to Offer Personal EUR1,000 Bounty at EPT Grand Final, Monaco - 13 April 2010
LONDON, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new first for an EPT event Patrik Selin, the only CEO ofa major poker company to play regularly in the world's biggest pokertournaments, will be offering a personal EUR1,000 cash to whoever knocks himout of the EPT Grand Final in Monaco (April 25th-30th). London-based Swed - read more »
888poker Wants You! - 07 April 2010
GIBRALTAR, April 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 888poker's unique WSOP promotion is in full swing and 22 lucky peoplehave already won their once in a lifetime Vegas Poker experience! Neverbefore has it been so easy to win a seat to the WSOP, with an incredible anddiverse 8 ways to win one of 88 packages, everyone has a chance - read more »
Powerball(R) Ticket Worth $200,000 Sold in Montgomery County - 23 April 2010
Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in MissouriMIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One winning Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the April 21 drawing was sold at Muthe Inc., 518 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Washington, Montgomery County.The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 11-34-41-49-55, but not t - read more »

May 2010

Bluff Magazine Offers Poker Fans Extensive Coverage of 2010 WSOP - 27 May 2010
Atlanta, GA, May 27, 2010 --( With the 2010 World Series of Poker only days away BLUFF Magazine is proud to announce plans for extensive coverage of poker’s biggest event and a free contest that will send one lucky reader to the WSOP* Main Event all via Streak 2 S - read more »
Spotlight 29 Casino to Honor Military on Memorial Day, May 31st - 29 May 2010
COACHELLA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Spotlight 29 Casino will be raising a special POW/MIA flag on Memorial Day to honor our nation's Veterans. The flag, which was created to honor fallen heroes and prisoners of war, will be raised with the American flag outside the Casino.The flag raising ceremony will take plac - read more »
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Presents a Sizzling Summer Lineup Complete With World-Class Dining, Nightlife & Entertainment - 27 May 2010
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Presenting an unparalleled travel experience on the East Coast, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has once again raised the bar, offering guests an electrifying summer season of the biggest names in entertainment including the first show of the Kings of Leon's U.S. Tour, Lady Ga - 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 »

June 2010

Michael Speller, President of the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises Resigns Effective Today: William Sherlock to Assume Role as Interim - 09 June 2010
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council announced today that Michael Speller, president of the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises, resigned effective immediately, to pursue other career opportunities. William Sherlock will assume the role of interim Presi - read more »
Emmy Award(R) Winning Television Personality, Radio Talk Show Host, Partners with (PTN) - 26 June 2010
DALLAS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- today announced that Montel Williams, an Emmy Award(R)-winning television personality, radio talk show host and avid poker player, has joined PTN as part of its corporate structure and is partnering with PTN to actively promote its products and business opportuni - read more »
WinTheTrophy's New API Service Lets Developers "Hack" Sports Betting - 23 June 2010
Beaverton, OR, June 22, 2010 --( WinTheTrophy™ launches the web's first service that allows programmers to create automated sports betting programs -- called BetBots™. Accessible via an easy-to-use API, the BetBot service is offered completely free-of-charge to developers."For the first time, - read more »
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces the Promotion of David Lopez to Chief Operating - 22 June 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) (“Shuffle Master” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of David Lopez to the role of Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and Corporate Officer. Mr. Lopez will be responsibl - 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 »
PA Lottery Instant Games Featuring Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers on Sale Today - 22 July 2010
Hundreds of Unique, Exciting Second-Chance Prizes AvailableMIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With football season fast approaching, the Pennsylvania Lottery is again partnering with the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers to unveil its newest $5 instant games. The games, on sale statewide toda - read more »
DataMentors Launches Low Cost Data Solutions for Casino Marketing - 23 July 2010
LAS VEGAS, July 22/PRNewswire/ --DataMentors LLC (, a full-service Data Quality and Data Integration solutions company, launched DataPoint CASINO MARKETING, a bundled enterprise-level data cleansing and business intelligence solution ideally suited to casinos with 50,000 to 2,500,000 players.DataMen - read more »
Welcome to the Jungle With Zuma Slots! - 23 July 2010
LONDON, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Zuma Slots, the latest release fromthe Gamesys / PopCap partnership, has just been launched on Jackpotjoy andits partner sites. The game is based on PopCap's award winning 2004 puzzlegame and offers members of Gamesys flagship site the chance to search forriches amidst a South - read more »

August 2010

Wynn Resorts Announces Completion of Consent Solicitation and Completion of Private Offering of Wynn Las Vegas First Mortgage Notes due - 12 August 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) announced today that its subsidiary, Wynn Las Vegas, LLC (the “Company”), has received the requisite consents from holders of the 6ā…¯% First Mortgage Notes due 2014 (the “2014 Notes”), issued by the Company and - read more »
Table Mountain Casino Welcomes Daryl Hall and John Oates; The Number-One Selling Duo in Music History! - 25 August 2010
FRIANT, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Maneater," "Kiss on My List," "Sara Smile," "Every Time You Go Away"...the list of hits goes on and on. Fans are sure to sing along to favorite tunes of the 70's and 80's, along with new hits too, as Hall and Oates takes the Event Center Stage at Table Mountain Casino! Tickets - read more »
Viejas Casino Names New General Manager, Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Human - 12 August 2010
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viejas Casino has announced three new, key executive appointments that add a combined 40-plus years of casino management, marketing and human resources experience to the San Diego County gaming and entertainment destination. Viejas Casino has appointed David - read more »
PokerTek Partners with Cirsa and to Run First National Poker Tournament in - 12 August 2010
MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK), announced today that it is partnering with Cirsa Mexico and to hold the Life Poker Championship, the first national poker tournament in Mexico. Cirsa’s CasinoLife Del Valle property in Mexico City is hosting the - read more »

September 2010

Car Once Owned by Pope Benedict XVI to Be Unveiled by Golden Palace Casino During UK Papal - 16 September 2010
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The VW Golf, which once belonged to Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, now pope Benedict XVI, will be unveiled on a charity auctioned ride on Sep 18th, at 10:30 AM in Westminster Cathedral. The car which once belonged to Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, now pope Benedict XVI, w - read more »
FIAA: THE BIBLE ONLINE, the world’s first Bible based browser game starts today on September 28th in - 29 September 2010
SIEGBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Experience the Bible at FiAA GmbH announces the official release of THE BIBLE ONLINE, the first browser game based on the world view and scenarios from the Bible. During the beta, a large community developed around THE BIBLE O - read more »
Empire Resorts Announces Changes to Its Board of - 16 September 2010
MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empire Resorts, Inc., (NASDAQ: NYNY) today announced that G. Michael Brown has resigned as Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors effective immediately due to health reasons. The Company also announced the unanimous election of Emanuel Pearlman as the non - 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 »

October 2010

New Joint Venture Formed Between Tribal Financial Advisors and Cannery Casino - 01 October 2010
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tribal Financial Advisors, Inc. (TFA), and Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC (CCR), announced today the formation of a new joint venture that will focus on identifying, pursuing and entering into agreements with Native American Indian Tribes throughout the United S - 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 »
Littlefield Corporation Announces Asset Purchase Agreement for Bingo - 08 October 2010
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Littlefield Corporation (OTCBB: LTFD) announced today it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire a bingo hall in an existing market through appropriately formed and licensed wholly owned corporate subsidiaries. Jeffrey L. Minch, President and Ch - read more »
Cherry Casino announces multi-million jackpots and frequent new games for - 22 October 2010
VALLETTA, Malta--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In an exclusive interview with Online Gambling Pal, Mr Huw Thomas, Head of Cherry Casino based in Malta talked about the success of Cherry Casino over the past ten years and more specifically about exciting plans on the horizon for 2011. A self-proclaimed - read more »

November 2010

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Invites You to Join Its Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 Operating Results Conference - 17 November 2010
UNCASVILLE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast regarding its fourth quarter fiscal 2010 operating results on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Those intereste - read more »
Empire Resorts Announces Receipt of $35 Million Loan Company Repays All Obligations under Its Outstanding Convertible Senior - 20 November 2010
MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empire Resorts, Inc., (NASDAQ: NYNY) today announced that it has entered into a loan agreement with Kien Huat Realty III Limited (“Kien Huat”), the company’s largest stockholder, pursuant to which Kien Huat has provided the Company with a loan in - read more »
UK’s Gala Coral Hits Talent Jackpot with StepStone Solutions Talent - 19 November 2010
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading UK gaming company Gala Coral Group has implemented StepStone Solutions Talent Acquisition (OSE:STP)(LSE:STPS) to handle the 300 applications it receives each day for the many job vacancies it advertises across its three main divisions in the UK. StepStone S - read more »
Delaware Park Guarantees $10,000 to Weekly Poker - 06 November 2010
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Delaware Park will place a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool starting on November 20 on its weekly Saturday, 7 p.m., No Limit Hold'em $150 buy-in tournament. “This adds yet another level of excitement to our existing popular tournament schedule,” - read more »

December 2010

Team Full Tilt's Gus Hansen Wins Poker Million IX - 17 December 2010
DUBLIN, December 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Full Tilt's Gus Hansen finished off the year in style with victory at the Poker Million IX. The Danish poker star won the winner-take-all first prize of $1 million in a live Sky Sports HD broadcast last Friday. Poker Million IX was played out over - read more »
Research and Markets: Slot Machine Revolution - Opportunities and Issues as Casinos Struggle to become - 08 December 2010
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Slot Machine Revolution - Opportunities and Issues as Casinos Struggle to become Networked" report to their offering. If you are in the - read more »
Casino La Vida Launches Brand New Tournament - 04 December 2010
Johannesburg, South Africa, December 01, 2010 --( The online casino industry is fraught with heavy competition, according to the Casino La Vida Marketing team members, and it apparently takes some serious skill and experience to make it in the business: “The industry is competitive, and every online cas - read more »
Casino at Ocean Downs Grand Opening Scheduled for January 4, - 12 December 2010
BERLIN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As of January 4, 2011, the games are on at The Casino at Ocean Downs! That Tuesday, Governor Martin O’Malley and several state and local dignitaries will participate in a “ribbon-cutting ceremony” to help inaugurate the $45 million gaming facility in - read more »