Gambling News Archives 2010

January 2010

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 »
Tropicana Las Vegas Appoints Cynthia Mun Vice President of Marketing - 28 January 2010
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropicana Las Vegas Inc. President Thomas McCartney announced today the appointment of Cynthia Mun as Vice President of Marketing for Tropicana Las Vegas. (Logo:"We are thrilled to have Cynthia join the Tropicana Las Vegas te - read more »
Pennsylvania Lottery to Sell Mega Millions(R) Tickets Starting Jan. 31 - 13 January 2010
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will begin selling tickets for the Mega Millions(R) multi-state jackpot game on Jan. 31, Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees announced today. "Our players have told us that they want more opportunities to win bigger jackpots," Trees said. "Players will s - read more »
Century Casinos to Present at the Twelfth Annual ICR XChange Conference in Dana Point, California - 13 January 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; and Vienna Stock Exchange) announcedtoday that the company will be presenting at the Twelfth Annual ICR XChangeConference on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the St. Regis Monarch BeachResort & Spa in Dana Point, California. - read more »

February 2010

Mega Millions(R) Multi-State Jackpot Game Rolls Into Pennsylvania - 05 February 2010
Pennsylvania Lottery Launches Statewide Bus Tour for Mega Millions' DebutMIDDLETOWN, Pa., Feb. 4/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery will celebrate the addition of the Mega Millions(®) game with a statewide bus tour with stops scheduled at 15 Lottery retail locations starting Saturday, Feb. 6.The PA - read more »
Montour County Man Wins $1 Million from PA Lottery Instant Ticket - 19 February 2010
DANVILLE, Pa., Feb. 18/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry Artley of Danville, Montour County, won $1 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery's $1 Million Jolly Jackpot instant game.Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees today presented a ceremonial check to Artley at Puff Discount Cigarette Inc. in Danville, where the ticket w - read more »
ATF Offers Up to $5,000 Reward in Rapid City Casino Robberies - 05 February 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bernard J. Zapor, Special Agent in Charge of the St. Paul Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced that ATF is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsib - read more »
Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Refinancing of Credit Facility - 09 February 2010
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On February 5, 2010, Pinnacle Entertainment (NYSE: PNK) entered into an amended and restated credit agreement. Terms of this amended and restated credit agreement provide the Company with a $375 million revolving credit facility with a stated maturity date of March 31, 2014. - read more »

March 2010

Cruise Into March Madness With - 12 March 2010
LONDON, March 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The most anticipated three weeks in sports, the NCAA collegebasketball tournament, kicks off next Thursday. Sixty-five college basketballteams, from thirty conferences, will battle their way through the bracket inhopes of making it to the National Championship Game. As a single el - read more »
MGM MIRAGE Management to Present at the 2010 KeyBanc Capital Markets Consumer Conference - 05 March 2010
LAS VEGAS, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) management will make a Company presentation on Thursday at the 2010 KeyBanc Capital Markets Consumer Conference in New York. A complete copy of the presentation will be available by visiting our web site at MIRAGE (NYSE: MG - read more »
Pinnacle Entertainment Chooses GPI to Furnish Newest Property - 11 March 2010
LAS VEGAS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced that it has completed delivery of casino furniture, casino chips and associated gaming products for the opening of River City Casin - read more »
MGM MIRAGE Management to Present at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Hospitality and Gaming Conference - 04 March 2010
LAS VEGAS, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) management will make a Company presentation on Wednesday at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Hospitality and Gaming Conference in New York. A complete copy of the presentation will be available by visiting our web site at MIRAGE (NYS - read more »

April 2010

Public Input Hearing to Consider Permitting Table Games at SugarHouse Casino Scheduled for May 19th - 20 April 2010
PGCB website offers public documents and information on citizen participationHARRISBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the petition submitted b - read more »
Poker Pro to Donate WSOP Tournament of Champions Winnings to Charity - If he Qualifies! - 02 April 2010
DUBLIN, April 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- today launched a campaign to have its sponsored pro, MartySmyth, voted into the World Series of Poker Tournament of Championsinvite-only event this summer in Las Vegas. Smyth has pledged to donate any winnings from the $1 million freeroll tothe Royal Belfast Hospi - read more »
'Mystique at Main Street' Table Games Club Scheduled to Open April 9 at Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester. - 07 April 2010
ROCHESTER, Wash., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Named for the spellbinding nature of the talented dancers who will perform here every Friday and Saturday night, Lucky Eagle Casino's Mystique at Main Street promises to be southwest Washington's next "hot thing" for locals and tourists alike. An exciting new nightspot located - read more »
Scientific Games Awarded Kentucky Lottery Primary Instant Ticket Contract - 21 April 2010
NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced it has been selected as the primary vendor to supply instant tickets to the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. The contract, which will begin in June 2011, has an initial term of five years and allows for extension options of up to ten ye - read more »

May 2010

Leading Gaming Company, Aristocrat Technologies, Selects MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform for Enhanced Reporting and Analytics - 25 May 2010
MCLEAN, Va., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. has selected MicroStrategy's business intelligence platform to provide enhanced reporting and data analysi - read more »
Joint Venture Between 888 and Endemol - 25 May 2010
GIBRALTAR, May 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - 888 Teams up With Television Giant Endemol to Provide the ItalianGaming Market With Access to a Large Variety of Quality Gaming Offerings. ( has concluded an agreement with Endemol(owned by Goldman Sachs, Mediacinco and Cyrte), the largest - read more »
Harrah's Entertainment Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Thistledowns - 28 May 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of Harrah's Entertainment issued the following statement today regarding the Thistledowns Race Track: (Logo:"I'm pleased to announce that Harrah's Entertainment has entered into an agr - read more » Launch Party Live Online - 25 May 2010
LONDON, May 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming industry pioneer and Bodogbrand Founder Calvin Ayre is pleased toannounce that the industry tablog, has finally moved off thedreaded "Master Beta" tag and launched the official version of the site. Tocelebrate (like we needed another reason to get college-drunk - read more »

June 2010

Official Re-Launch of with Brand New Affiliate Software - 24 June 2010
Colchester, United Kingdom, June 23, 2010 --( Online software development company Network Media Services has announced the re-launch of the affiliate network.Powered by the Egass affiliate software solution, the Casino Agents network offers affiliates a wide range of market-leading egaming br - read more »
Magna Entertainment Corp. files twenty-sixth default status report - 05 June 2010
AURORA, ON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ - Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC" or the "Company") filed this news release as its twenty-sixth 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 1 - read more »
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 »
Grand Opening of the Casino Club at The Greenbrier Draws Celebrity - 23 June 2010
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Greenbrier:           What: - read more »

July 2010

Riviera Holdings Corporation Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization - 13 July 2010
LAS VEGAS, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Riviera Holdings Corporation (Pink Sheets: RVHL), along with certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company"), today announced that it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada i - read more »
Governor Rendell Reappoints James Ginty to Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board - 13 July 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today reappointed James B. Ginty of Philadelphia to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The Governor first appointed Ginty to the PGCB in August 2007.Ginty is currently Senior Vice President for Key Executive Services - read more »
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 »
HotelCasinosDirectory to Launch Free Listing Services to Bring the Best Out of Gambling - 15 July 2010
London, United Kingdom, July 14, 2010 --( Hotel Casinos Directory is all set to offer a chance for betting portals to gain its betting listing services. The online casinos listing that boast of having well structured casino listings let gamblers have a glance at the top casino sites as well as deals associate - read more »

August 2010

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 »
Aussie Millions 2011...Ante up Down Under With 888poker - 17 August 2010
GIBRALTAR, August 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't miss your opportunity toplay in the largest poker tournament in the Southern Hemisphere and party VIPstyle with Team 888poker! The new 888poker has officially launched their 2011 Aussie Millionssatellite qualifier series. Players now can register and play for theo - read more »
Magna Entertainment Corp. files twenty-ninth default status report - 14 August 2010
AURORA, ON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ - Reorganized Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC" or the "Company") filed this news release as its twenty-ninth 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 For - read more »
LadyLuck's - Britain's Favourite Mobile Casino - Launches First Ever Mobile 50-line Slot 'Filthy Rich' - 13 August 2010
LONDON, August 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Britain's FavouriteMobile Casino LadyLuck's has a treat for mobile casino players who dream ofenjoying the jet-set lifestyle of the wealthy - the launch of the first evermobile 50-line slot Filthy Rich. LadyLuck's has re-created the playboy lifestyle of diamonds, - read more »

September 2010

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 »
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 »
Sports Interaction: Super Sunday Sibling Showdown - It’s Manning v. Manning in - 18 September 2010
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Manning Bowl II has been four years in the making and one sportsbook is offering bettors a chance to decide if little brother Eli can get some payback. Sports Interaction, the first online sportsbook licensed and regulated in North America, is offering a - read more »
Microgame License Network Media’s EGASS Solution - 30 September 2010
Colchester, United Kingdom, September 29, 2010 --( Network Media are extremely proud to announce that Italy’s market leading gaming service provider, Microgame S.p.A has signed a multi-year master license agreement for their EGaming Affiliate System Software (EGASS).As a result of this agreement, Microg - read more »

October 2010

Littlefield Corporation Announces Application for South Carolina Promoter - 22 October 2010
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Littlefield Corporation (OTCBB: LTFD) announced that its South Carolina subsidiary has applied for a promoter license for an additional hall in South Carolina. Through this licensing the subsidiary will assume direct promotional management of an additiona - read more »
Spread Betting: Technical Analysis vs. Fundamental Analysis - - 29 October 2010
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In spread betting, traders who open a position without using either fundamental or technical analysis might be considered the equivalent of the pedestrian who crosses the road without looking both ways. Spread betting is risky; why make it more so? Technical ana - read more »
U.S. Government Begins to Prosecute the Largest Ever Unfair Labor Practice Case Against a Nevada Gaming - 27 October 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) begins to prosecute its Unfair Labor Practice case against Station Casinos, Inc. in front of Administrative Law Judge Geoffrey Carter. The NLRB’s complaint against the dominant Las Vegas locals casino o - read more »
Danny Bonaduce Headlines October 20th Celebrity Bounty Poker Tournament at Delaware - 22 October 2010
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Delaware Park is hosting a Celebrity Poker Tournament at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20. Registration will start at noon in the new Poker Tournament Room, located on the Racetrack Clubhouse second floor. In addition to WYSP’s Danny Bonaduce, personalit - read more »

November 2010

Empire Resorts’ Monticello Casino and Raceway Launches Electronic - 12 November 2010
MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empire Resorts, Inc., (NASDAQ:NYNY) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Monticello Casino and Raceway has added electronic roulette games to its increasingly diverse slot offerings. The introduction of electronic table games continues Monticello Ca - read more »
Global Cash Access to Present at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom - 02 November 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCA), a leading supplier of cash access products and related marketing services to the gaming industry, today announced that Scott Betts, president and chief executive officer, will be presenting at the Wells Fargo Securities Te - read more »
PokerTek Signs Exclusive Agreement with Tranchant Gaming Technologies to Distribute in - 19 November 2010
MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) has signed an agreement with Tranchant Gaming Technologies (TGT) to distribute its PokerPro® and Blackjack Pro™ products in France and other select territories. The agreement gives Tranchant Gaming exclusivity for PokerTek&# - read more »
WMS Gaming and Konami Gaming to Bring Full System and Product Interoperability to Casinos with Agreement for Integration of Key Networked Gaming - 17 November 2010
WAUKEGAN, Ill. & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS), and Konami Gaming, Inc., a subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION, today announced an agreement that will deliver integrated networked gaming capabilities that will create new value for ca - read more »

December 2010

Research and Markets: India Mobile Gaming - 14 December 2010
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "India Mobile Gaming Analysis" report to their offering. India, with around 584 Million mobile subscribers (FY 2010) represents one of t - read more »
Viejas Casino Spreads Holiday Cheer with a Chance to Win a Million Dollars in - 03 December 2010
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming and entertainment destination, is giving every guest a chance to be a “Merry Millionaire” this holiday season, with a chance to win a million dollars and more in December! Members of Viejas Ca - read more »
Delaware Park Donates 5,770 Pounds of Food to the Food Bank of - 03 December 2010
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- From November 7 to 11 and November 14 to 18, the Casino at Delaware Park conducted a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. The Casino’s guests graciously donated nearly three tons of food to support the Food Bank. The Casino at Delaware - read more »
Silverstar Casino Implements MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform - 02 December 2010
VIENNA, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy(®) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that Silverstar Casino has successfully implemented MicroStrategy's BI platform. Silverstar Casino is a member of Gold Reef Resorts Limited, - read more »