Gambling News Archives 2010

January 2010

PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Public Hearing on February 3rd for Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Slots License Renewal - 07 January 2010
Public welcome and invited to participateHARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a hearing on Wednesday, February 3rd to gather evidence, including public comment, on the renewal of the Category 2 slot machine operator's license of Sand - read more »
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. Declares Quarterly - 28 January 2010
DOVER, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) Board of Directors today declared a reduced quarterly cash dividend on both classes of common stock of $.03 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 10, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of b - 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 »
Powerball(R) Tickets Worth $1 Million Sold in York, Beaver Falls; Jackpot for Jan. 30 Drawing Grows to $90 Million - 29 January 2010
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two winning Powerball tickets worth $1 million from the Jan. 27 drawing were sold in Pennsylvania, at the Rutters at 1520 Pennsylvania Ave., York, York County, and Giles Town & Country Market, 801 24th St., Beaver Falls, Beaver County.The winning tickets correctly - read more »

February 2010

Devilfish Gaming Plc Signs Services Contract With Merkur Win - 09 February 2010
LONDON, February 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Devilfish Gaming Plc, the PLUS market-quoted online gaming company(DEVP), today announced its online gaming business-to-business consultancyunit, Devilfish Services, has signed a deal with Merkur Win to provide itsexpertise in the development and launch of Merkur Win's forthcoming onl - 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 »
Bet During EastEnders Live! - 17 February 2010
LONDON, February 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In a world first, online bookmaker Bodog ( be offering odds during EastEnders' live show when they reveal whokilled Archie Mitchell. This means fans can not only back who they think 'didit' but they can also follow the odds as they change while the stor - read more »
International Game Technology Announces Decision to Close Japan Operations - 12 February 2010
RENO, Nev., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its ongoing focus on operating efficiencies, International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) today announced its decision to close its Japan operations due to ongoing difficult market conditions and lack of strategic fit. The closure is targeted for completion by the - read more »

March 2010

Nautilus Entertainment Design Lights Up Choctaw Casino Resort - 05 March 2010
SAN DIEGO, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With the grand opening of the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, OK on February 9th, a massive three-year project came to completion for the lighting and audio/video consulting firm Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED). NED was charged with all interior lighting and audio/video design in - read more »
21GrandCasino Offering Lucrative Partnerships to Online Casino Affiliates - 12 March 2010
NICOSIA, Cyprus, March 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Online casino affiliates can now partner-up with 21GrandCasino's new CAPlisted program while enjoy lucrative Revenue Share and a number of otheradvantages. Along with its rewarding affiliate program, 21GrandCasinofeatures a top quality gaming platform from Rival a well as - read more »
Century Casinos Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 - 16 March 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today its financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2009.Fourth Quarter 2009 Amounts in thousands, except share For the Three Months data - read more »
Harrah's Entertainment Executive to Present at J.P. Morgan Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference - 03 March 2010
LAS VEGAS, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jonathan S. Halkyard will speak today at the J.P. Morgan Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference in Miami, Florida. His presentation can be accessed in the Investor Relations section of www.har - read more »

April 2010

Reportlinker Adds The Future of Digital Gambling: The impact of regulation, the rise of online services and the evolving competitive environment - 07 April 2010
NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:The Future of Digital Gambling:The impact of regulation, the rise of online services and the evolving competitive environment - read more »
Butler National Corporation (OTCBB - BUKS) Adds Two Members to the Board of Directors - 24 April 2010
OLATHE, Kan., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Butler National Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: BUKS), a leading manufacturer and provider of support systems for "Classic" commercial and military aircraft and a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry, announces Mike Tamburelli a - 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 »
NeoGames Team up With The Daily Mirror - 13 April 2010
ST JULIAN, Malta, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGames, pioneers and global leaders of the online scratch and instantwin games platform, provide The Daily Mirror with a fully managed solution toenhance its existing online entertainment offering. Targeting the UK market with a mainstream focus, Mirrorscratchcards. - read more »

May 2010

IGT's Sex and the City(TM) Slot Reaches New Heights in Popularity - 27 May 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As Sex and the City and fashion icons Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte continue to make their mark on pop culture, so does the Sex and the City(TM) slot machine. International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the games players love and network s - read more »
MGM MIRAGE Launches Vegas' First Augmented Reality iPhone App and World's Most Immersive Resort Apps - 26 May 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continuing its legacy of innovation, MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM; has launched five free iPhone apps delivering new ways to explore Las Vegas hotels and attractions. The applications are available through iTunes.To view the multimedia assets associated with this - read more »
Play Online Poker Games at - 22 May 2010
San Francisco, CA, May 22, 2010 --( - The Home of Online Poker Champions, has recently launched and went live this year. It is one of the newest online poker sites featuring state of the art technology and poker software to provide its members with an easy and secure online poker experience. Boas - read more »
Casino Rewards Prepares Biggest Promotion Ever - 26 May 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with the exhilaratingbuild up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Casino Rewards is preparing to launchwhat is considered to be their biggest promotion yet. Exact details of the exciting competition will be revealed a week beforethe first match kicks off between South - read more »

June 2010

Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $250,000 Sold in Lebanon County - 24 June 2010
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One winning Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 from the June 22 drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 524 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon.The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 12-17-21-23-30, but not the yellow Mega Ball 24, for a second-tier prize of $250,0 - read more »
Team Full Tilt's Phil Ivey Wins Eighth WSOP* Bracelet - 24 June 2010
DUBLIN, June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Ivey Boosts Tournament Earnings to Over $13 million by Winning WSOPEvent #37 Team Full Tilt's Phil Ivey has once again made poker history by winningEvent #37 at the 2010 World Series of Poker*. Ivey takes home his eighthWSOP* bracelet and a payday of more than $320K in - read more »
Bradford County Couple Wins $300,000 from PA Lottery Instant Ticket - 18 June 2010
WYALUSING, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kenneth and Tina Walter, of Towanda, Bradford County, won $300,000 from the Pennsylvania Lottery's $3 Million Gold Nugget instant game.Lottery officials today presented a ceremonial check to the couple at Smokin' Joe's Tobacco Shop in Wyalusing, where the ticket was pu - read more »
Empire Resorts Set to Join Russell 3000 - 25 June 2010
MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empire Resorts, Inc., (NASDAQ: NYNY) today announced it is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000® Index on June 25, 2010, as part of an annual reconstitution of Russell’s U.S. and global equity indexes according to Russell's preliminary list of ad - read more »

July 2010

Chart-Topping Singer/Song Writer, Rob Thomas, to Make Solo Appearance at Table Mountain Casino! - 06 July 2010
FRIANT, Calif., July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment at Table Mountain Casino ROCKS! Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20 front man, will perform a solo acoustic show for fans on Monday, August 9th at Table Mountain Casino! Tickets for this special event go on sale today!With his success in music starting well over a decade ago, - read more »
MGM Resorts International Announces Promotions in Legal Department - 17 July 2010
LAS VEGAS, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has announced the promotions of three key executives in the Company's corporate legal department.(Logo: McManus h - read more »
Vincent L. Sadusky Joins IGT's Board of Directors - 14 July 2010
LAS VEGAS, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its Board of Directors elected Vincent L. Sadusky to serve as a director for the Company effective immediately.Sadusky is president and chief executive officer of LIN TV Corp. ("LIN Media; NYSE: TVL"), a local mu - read more »
Location for Gettysburg Area Resort Casino Public Input Hearing Announced - 22 July 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that the August 31, 2010 public input hearing for Category 3 resort casino applicant Mason-Dixon Resorts, LP will be held at the Comfort Suites at 945 Baltimore Pike in Cumberland Township, Adams County. The heari - 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 »
IGT Brings Dynamic Games and Systems to Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow - 21 August 2010
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (IGT;; (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the major casino games players love and casino network systems that improve the player experience, will showcase its industry-shaping games and systems at the 2010 Oklahoma Indian Gami - read more »
All in Entertainment LLC Announces Casting Call for Poker Reality Show with a Beauty & the Beasts of - 14 August 2010
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- All in Entertainment LLC announces that its new reality television series, “Fatty's: Where Poker Gets REAL” will hold a filming and casting call this evening. The show, currently in production, will capture the unique interpersonal relationships on and off th - read more »
River Rock Entertainment Authority to Report Second Quarter 2010 Financial - 12 August 2010
GEYSERVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The River Rock Entertainment Authority (the “Authority”), the operator of the River Rock Casino in Sonoma County, California, today announced that the Company will conduct a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2010 financial results on Tu - read more »

September 2010

MTR Gaming Group Repays $11.5 Million of Debt and Enters into Amendment to Credit - 29 September 2010
CHESTER, W. Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) (the “Company”) announced today that it has repaid the total amount of $10.0 million outstanding under its credit agreement with Aladdin Credit Advisors, L.P., as administrative agent, which provides for a $20.0 - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Rolling Chip Turnover for August - 16 September 2010
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. (“AERL”) (NASDAQ: AERL) (NASDAQ: 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 - 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 »
Multimedia Games Names Patrick Ramsey Chief Executive - 21 September 2010
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multimedia Games, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGAM) (“Multimedia Games” or the “Company”), reported today that pursuant to its previously announced review of strategic alternatives, Patrick Ramsey, 36, who has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since - read more »

October 2010

Hopbet, Inc., Creators of Fire Bet™Side Wager, Receives Louisiana Gaming Control Board - 24 October 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HopbetInc., creators of Fire Bet, the industry’s most popular craps side wager, has received authorization from theLouisiana Gaming Control Board permitting the Company to install its table game products intoLouisiana casinos.The Fire Bet was submitted - read more »
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 »
Award Winning Affiliate Program CWC Affiliates Rebrands to Affiliate - 05 October 2010
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Award winning affiliate program CWC Affiliates has announced that it has undergone an entire rebrand and has today launched as Affiliate Edge. To celebrate, Affiliate Edge will offer 50% commission to new affiliates for the first two months from registrati - read more »
William Hill Places Winning Bet with iovation Fraud - 13 October 2010
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- iovation, the device reputation authority protecting online businesses from fraud and abuse, announced that William Hill, the UK’s leading betting and gaming company, has adopted iovation ReputationManager 360 as part of its overall fraud prevention st - read more »

November 2010

Wynn Resorts Declares $8 Cash - 04 November 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq:WYNN), announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $8.00 per share on its outstanding common stock. This dividend will be payable on December 7, 2010, to stockholders of record on November 23, 2010. The stock w - read more »
IGT Celebrates 2 Millionth Machine - 16 November 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15, 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, today announced the production of the Company's 2 millionth slot machine. "This important milestone represents - read more »
Century Casinos Successfully Launched Brand New Calgary Casino - 23 November 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market(R) and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) today announced that Century Casino Calgary successfully held its grand opening during November 18-21. Festivities to celebrate this outstanding new addition to the city - read more »
Sightline Payments Signs Agreements with Six Nationwide - 04 November 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sightline Payments LLC (“Sightline”), an innovative gaming payments provider, today announced that six casino operators have signed agreements that will showcase Sightline’s high performance cash access solutions. Sightline Payments has i - read more »

December 2010

Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course Ranked Among Nation's Best - 09 December 2010
LEWISTON, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after completing its inaugural season of play, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is already earning national recognition. The Robert Trent Jones II-designed par-72 championship layout was listed at number six on the list of Best New Courses in America by GOLF - 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 »
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 »
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results - 02 December 2010
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, the three and six month period ended October 24, 2010, and other Company-related news. In making the announcement, James B. Perry, t - read more »