Gambling News Archives 2010

January 2010

Governor's Office Directs Agencies to Prepare for Furloughs - 05 January 2010
Planning Continues in Case General Assembly Does Not Pass Gaming BillHARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Governor Edward G. Rendell, Secretary of Administration Naomi Wyatt today sent a memo to cabinet secretaries informing them of the number of employees they must furlough if the Gen - read more »
Littlefield Corporation Completes South Carolina - 27 January 2010
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Littlefield Corporation (OTCBB:LTFD) announces that it has completed the acquisition of a bingo hall in South Carolina acting through appropriately formed and licensed wholly owned corporate subsidiaries. This acquisition was the subject of the Company’s 30 N - read more »
Nemacolin Woodlands Intends to Apply for PA Casino License; Isle of Capri Casinos to Manage New Facility - 08 January 2010
FARMINGTON, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nemacolin Woodlands Resort located in Farmington, Fayette County, Pennsylvania today announced it intends to file an application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for a resort gaming license. Additionally, Nemacolin Woodlands announced that it has reached a ca - read more »
Aristotle Executive to Speak on ID and Age Verification at International Cyber Security Conference - 26 January 2010
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Bolcerek, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Aristotle's Integrity division, will be a featured speaker at the Combating Cybercrime Conference, co-located with the International Gaming Expo (IGE) in London on January 26, 2010.Bolcerek is a well known - read more »

February 2010

Championship Bull Riding Returns to South Point Las Vegas - 23 February 2010
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas entertainment goes for another wild ride when legendary bull rider Tuff Hedeman returns to the glorious South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa for the CBR Tour presented by Mahindra. The best bull riders and bulls in the world will stampede on the South Strip resort March 26 & - read more »
Mount Airy Casino Resort Public Input Hearing to Consider Permitting Table Games Rescheduled for March 18th - 26 February 2010
PGCB web site offers public documents and information on citizen participationHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it has rescheduled the public hearing for Mount Airy Casino Resort's request for authorization to conduct table games to Thursday, - read more »
Public Input Hearing to Consider Permitting Table Games at Mount Airy Casino Resort Scheduled for February 25th - 13 February 2010
PGCB web site offers public documents and information on citizen participationHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 25, 2010 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the petition submitt - read more »
Wynn's Measures to Stop Scalpers Have Met With Great Success - 24 February 2010
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As tickets for the next series of Garth Brooks concerts will be released on Saturday, February 27, Wynn Las Vegas continues to implement policies and procedures to ensure that seats are not resold for more than face value. Fans are strongly discouraged from purchasing ticket - read more »

March 2010

International Game Technology Management to Present at the Roth Capital Conference - 12 March 2010
RENO, Nev., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) management will present at the Roth Capital OC Growth Stock Conference on March 15, 2010 in Dana Point, CA. A link to the webcast and a copy of the presentation can be found at our website at - read more »
Shenandoah Man Wins Jackpot Worth $200 Million - 13 March 2010
Second-Largest Virginia Prize is Worth the WaitHARRISONBURG, Va., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They say good things come to those who wait. Steve Williams of Shenandoah would probably agree. For nearly five months he waited, holding a Mega Millions ticket that he knew was worth $200 million. Finally, on March 12 - 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 »
Pinnacle Entertainment Agrees to Settle President Casino Licensing Issue - 11 March 2010
LAS VEGAS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the Missouri Gaming Commission regarding the license of the company's subsidiary President Riverboat Casino-Missouri, Inc., which operates The President Casino at Laclede's L - read more »

April 2010

Jackpot Games Casino Launches - 27 April 2010
VALLETTA, Malta, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - A new Brand hits e-gaming through Jackpot Games Casino The Malta-based online casino confirmed today that their flagshipproduct, Jackpot Games Casino (, has launched.Sporting over 80 instant-play games in a stylish website interfac - read more »
Electronic Game Card, Inc. Updates Shareholders - 24 April 2010
IRVINE, Calif., and LONDON, April 23/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electronic Game Card, Inc. (EGMI.PK) ("EGC") provided the following update to its shareholders.Lee Cole, a former director and former CEO, and Linden Boyne, a former director and former CFO, have stated to EGC and Mendoza Berger & Company, LLP ("M&B" - 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 »
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 »

May 2010

IGT's First sbX(TM) System in Europe Live at Casino d'Evian in France - 26 May 2010
HOOFDDORP, The Netherlands, May 25 /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 the first European installation of its sbX(TM) Experience Management System at Casino d'Evian - 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 »
SupremePlay Online Casino Offering Full Multi-Language Support to Players from Around the World - 14 May 2010
NICOSIA, Cyprus, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- online casino recently added full support and game playfor several key languages so that players from around the globe can enjoy allthey have to offer. The SupremePlay website, software, promotions and supportfeatures are now all available in German and Fren - read more »
Reel-TV(TM) Launches New Innovative Technology That Transforms Casino Slot Machines Into Video Advertising - 19 May 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reel-TV, a Las Vegas-based technology/advertising company that serves the gaming industry, is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative, server-based advertising platform that delivers a real-time call-to-action to patrons on the casino floor at the Palms Casino Resort.Reel-TV is - read more »

June 2010

Commerce Casino Launches Region's Most Comprehensive 'Player's Reward Card' - 30 June 2010
COMMERCE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Commerce Casino is expanding its "Player's Reward Card" program that gives participants rewards for every minute they spend at the tables--points that can be redeemed for food, massages, hotel rooms, spa treatments, jewelry, clothing, gifts and even some of the hottest concert - read more »
VASCO Data Security Urges Soccer Fans to be Cautious When Placing Their Bets Online During the World Cup - 11 June 2010
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, Switzerland, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI;, a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, announces it is ready for the World Cup. With the World Cup approaching, online pla - read more »
Exclusive Half-time Draw Returns to the Ladbrokes Live Casino - 26 June 2010
London, United Kingdom, June 25, 2010 --( Following the success of the first series of draws, which saw 45 lucky winners scoop a total of over 17,500 pounds Sterling, the casino giant is bringing back the mega cash giveaway to celebrate some of the tournament's biggest and most exciting matches.The draws will - read more »
Cantor Gaming Adds Seasoned Executive Todd Simons to its Management Team as Senior Vice President of Gaming - 10 June 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of the global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald, announced today that Todd Simons has joined Cantor Gaming as Senior Vice President of Gaming Operations. Mr. Simons will be responsible for overseeing all casino related operations - read more »

July 2010

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 »
Brand New Slot Launches With GBP1.5 Million Jackpot at! - 16 July 2010
LONDON, July 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Jackpotjoy Have Just Unveiled a Brand new Game, Tiki Temple, ThatShares a Jackpot with Deal or No Deal, Meaning it can Offer an AstonishingGBP1.5 Million on the day of its Launch! The game takes place on Tiki Island - made famous by their iconic slot ofthe same name - b - read more »
bwin Reports Successful World Cup Results - 14 July 2010
VIENNA, Austria, July 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the wake ofthe 2010 World Cup, bwin, the world's leading publicly listed online gamingprovider, has reported record turnover for sports betting compared toprevious major soccer events. Up to 260,000 bwin customers a day tookadvantage of a considerably exte - read more »
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Set to Unveil Crown Royal Poker Room - 11 July 2010
Dover, DE, July 10, 2010 --( Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is scheduled to open its newest amenity – the Crown Royal Poker Room, on Monday, July 12, from noon to 8 p.m., to undergo a two-day requisite period of testing for Delaware Lottery. Pending approval by Lottery officials, 24-hour daily operation - read more »

August 2010

Superior Casino and FreeSlots4U Release New Interactive Free Slot - 23 August 2010
Cyprus, Cyprus, August 22, 2010 --( ‘Superior Slots’ hits the net, a new interactive free Flash slot machine. The product of a joint enterprise by a leading Rival-powered casino, Superior Casino (, and the pioneering FreeSlots4U site, Superior Slots becomes the world’s - read more »
GPI Promotes Gerald Koslow to the Position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer - 21 August 2010
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced that, effective today, the Company has promoted Gerald Koslow to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, filling the p - read more »
Dennis C. Gomes, Prominent Casino Industry Leader and Visionary, Returns to Atlantic City, NJ with Purchase of Resorts Casino Hotel - 25 August 2010
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Gomes Gaming, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with RAC Atlantic City Holdings LLC to purchase the Resorts Casino Hotel ("Resorts") in Atlantic City, New Jersey.Dennis C. Gomes, Founder, CEO and President of Gomes Gaming, Inc., and Aaron Gomes, Seni - read more »
Live Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino Announce Naming Agreement for New York’s Broadway Theatre - “Foxwoods - 12 August 2010
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foxwoods Resort Casino, the East Coast’s premier resort casino destination, and Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, today announced a multi-year agreement that grants Foxwoods the exclusive naming rights to the former Hilton Theatre on Broadw - read more »

September 2010

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 »
SkyWire Media® Partners with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for SMS Text Marketing - 16 September 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SkyWire® Media announced today that they are partnering with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas on a multi-level SMS text marketing initiative that will incorporate into their mobile member database. In efforts to continue to cater to their social medi - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Correction to Its Second Quarter 2010 Financial - 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, issued a press release on August 30, 2010, reporting unaudited and reviewed financial r - read more »
Shuffle Master, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2010 Financial - 16 September 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) (“Shuffle Master” or “Company”) announced today that the Company will hold a conference call to discuss its operating results for the third quarter ended July 31, 2010, with the details as fo - read more »

October 2010

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 »
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 »
PokerTek Announces Chris Moneymaker to Play in 2011 Carnival PokerPro - 13 October 2010
MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PokerTek, Inc. and Carnival Cruise Lines are pleased to announce that poker legend Chris Moneymaker will play in the third annual Carnival PokerPro® Challenge poker tournament onboard the Carnival Destiny the week of January 29, 2011. Moneymaker, a World Ser - read more »
Viejas Casino Offers a Chance to Win $500,000 in - 30 October 2010
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viejas Casino, southern California’s premier gaming and entertainment destination, is making it easier than ever for a chance to win big - just swipe and win in November’s “Half Million Dollar Mania” promotion. Just swipe your V Club card every - read more »

November 2010

Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Results of Warrant Redemption and Preliminary 2011 - 06 November 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 the results of its warrant redemption, which concluded on October 28 - read more »
Free Online Poker Games Site to Allow Players to Host Their Own Free Poker Games on Site - 21 November 2010
London, United Kingdom, November 20, 2010 --( Free online poker site have launched new site features that allow members to create their own private poker games and leagues.There are two options open to players, set to appeal to different player objectives.- The first option is the po - read more »
International Game Technology Management to Present at the Gaming Investment Forum Hosted by UBS and Deutsche Bank - 11 November 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the games that players love and network systems that improve the player experience, announced today management will present at the Gaming Investment Forum Hosted by UBS and Deutsche Bank Nov. 15, 2010, curr - read more »
Punters Backing Champ to Make Haye Quickly - 11 November 2010
MANCHESTER, England, November 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Betfred punters are backing David Haye to get the job done quickly when he faces Audley Harrison in his WBA world heavyweight title defence at Manchester's MEN Arena on Saturday. The Hayemaker has been the subject of several four-figure bets to win in round - read more »

December 2010

InterCasino Launches New Slot Games - 02 December 2010
LONDON, December 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- InterCasino ( has launched three new games to add to its already impressive selection - from a delicious sushi-themed game to a micro Atlantic City Blackjack, there will be something for everyone. Food lovers will be fans of Sushi Express ( - read more »
Agilysys Wins Prestigious G&L Technology Impact Award - 09 December 2010
CLEVELAND, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS) a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, has received the prestigious Platinum G&L Technology Impact Award for its LMS+ property management solution. The award, given by Gaming & Leisure ma - read more »
Research and Markets: US Gambling Operations Report: 500 Casinos, 400 Indian Casinos and Bingo Halls and Lotteries with Combined Annual Revenue of around $80 - 26 December 2010
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Gambling Operations " report to their offering. The US gambling, or gaming, industry consists of about 500 casinos, about 400 Indian ca - read more »
IGT Brings Server-Based Technology to the Cannery Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. - 16 December 2010
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the major games that players love and the systems that improve the player experience, has signed an agreement with the Cannery Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., to install IGT's industry-leading server-b - read more »