Gambling News Archives 2010

January 2010

Colville Tribal Casinos Consolidate Business Operations with MICROS 9700 HMS - 28 January 2010
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Colville Tribal Enterprise Corporation has selected MICROS as its technology provider for its three casinos - 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 »
Four Individuals Placed on Gaming Control Board's Casino Exclusion List - 28 January 2010
Alleged criminal acts lead to ban from entering PA casinosHARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today placed four individuals on its involuntary Casino Exclusion List, an action that prohibits these individuals from entering or patronizing any casino in the Commonweal - read more »
Bally Technologies Announces Seven-Year Contract Extension with New York Lottery to Continue Providing Video Gaming Terminals to State’s - 28 January 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, and casino-management systems for the global gaming industry, today announced that it has signed a seven-year contract to extend its current term with the New York Lottery to continue providing v - read more »

February 2010 Updates Outlooks on Casino Game Maker Stocks - 12 February 2010
PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- (, an online investment newsletter focused on long-term growth and income-generating stocks, has provided subscribers with coverage of casino game maker stocks, including International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), WMS Industries (NYSE: WM - read more »
Full Tilt Poker Offers Fast $50 Bonus - 23 February 2010
DUBLIN, February 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker, the world's leading online poker site, is offering abonus of at least $50 to all of its players. Players have until 23:59 ET onMarch 14th to accept their Fast $50 bonus offer. The Fast $50 bonus offer celebrates the arrival of Full Tilt Poker'srevolutionary - read more »
PA Gaming Control Board Makes Changes, Additions to 2010 Meeting Schedule - 25 February 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced date and location changes to two previously scheduled public meetings and the addition of two new meeting dates.The following are changes to the upcoming meeting schedule: -- The meeting previously scheduled fo - 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

IGT Announces New Service Window Solution for Legacy Video Games; the Industry's Only GSA-Compliant Player Interface System - 30 March 2010
RENO, Nev., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today its new Service Window solution for legacy IGT 80960 video machines, furthering the Company's commitment to Gaming Standard Association (GSA) and the Game to System (G2S) protocols. This new Service Window solution, - read more »
Slot Machine Revenue in Pennsylvania Increases 16% in February - 03 March 2010
But, record snowfall does cause revenue decreases in most casinosHARRISBURG, Pa., March 2/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite record snowfalls throughout Pennsylvania that caused casino closures and made travel by patrons to the facilities difficult, tax revenue from the play of slot machines at the Commonwealth's nine c - 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 »
Winning Powerball(R) Tickets Sold in Bucks, Delaware Counties; Jackpot for March 13 Drawing Grows to $200 Million - 12 March 2010
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two winning Powerball tickets from the March 10 drawing were sold in Pennsylvania. A ticket worth $1 million was sold at Super Fresh at 1601 Big Oak Rd., Yardley, Bucks County, and one worth $200,000 was sold at Sunoco at 296 E. Baltimore Pike, Media, Delaware County - read more »

April 2010

European Masters of Poker Italy Online Qualification in Full Swing - 28 April 2010
DUBLIN, April 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Masters of Poker returns for its fourth main event stop ofseason two from May 28 to 30 to Casino di Campione, Campione, Italy. Qualification for the EUR1,000 + EUR100 buy-in main event is currentlyunderway through regularly scheduled satellites and feeders on all p - read more »
Fallsview Casino Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Playboy Club and Playboy Bunny - 01 April 2010
Niagara Falls Tops List of 50 Playboy Club Parties in 50 Cities on Same NightNIAGARA FALLS, ON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ - Fallsview Casino is teaming up with Playboy to host an exclusive party on Thursday, June 10, 2010 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world-famous Playboy Clubs and iconic Playboy Bunny. The Niag - read more »
Harrah's Entertainment Reports First-Quarter Results; Debt Reductions, Maturity Extensions Improve Liquidity - 28 April 2010
LAS VEGAS, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (HET) today reported the following financial results for the 2010 first quarter: HARRAH'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC. Company-wide Results Percent - read more »
Bigpoint Adds Kongregate to Growing List of Content Distribution Partners - 28 April 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bigpoint, the global marketleader in browser-based online games, today announced that several of itsmost popular games will be playable on Kongregate, a leading indie web gamesite. This partnership allows Bigpoint to distribute games through theKongregate platform, expa - read more »

May 2010

Full Tilt Poker Signs Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad - 02 May 2010
DUBLIN, May 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Tilt Poker, the world's leading online poker site, has signed onlinepoker phenomenon Annette Obrestad to its roster of professional players. Better known by her online poker handle "Annette_15", Obrestad is one ofthe most prolific and successful players in the history of onli - 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 » Announces Daily Football Shirt Giveaway - 27 May 2010
DUBLIN, May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- today announces the Win The Shirt Off Paddy's Backpromotion, a series of daily tournaments to run during June and July. Each ofthe $3 + 30c No Limit Holdem freezeouts will feature $100 added to theprizepool by, while the player who finishes in - read more »
Joseph A. Magliarditi Named Executive Vice President, Gaming of Morgans Hotel Group and President and Chief Executive Officer of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas - 26 May 2010
NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Morgans Hotel Group Co. (Nasdaq: MHGC) ("MHG") today announced the appointment of accomplished senior gaming executive Joseph A. Magliarditi as Executive Vice President, Gaming of MHG and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. - read more »

June 2010

Sands Casino Bethlehem Receives $48,000 Fine for Underage Patron Violations - 11 June 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today fined Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC, operator of the Sands Resort Casino Bethlehem for permitting underage patrons to gain entrance to the gaming floor and either gamble on slot machines, consume alcohol, or both.The $48,000 c - read more »
WMS Names Amy Lipton Vice President of - 18 June 2010
WAUKEGAN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS) announced today that Amy J. Lipton has been named Vice President of Marketing, effective immediately. Ms. Lipton brings more than 25 years of global marketing leadership and client knowledge to her new role. She will report to Execu - read more »
Mount Airy Casino Resort Presents Totally Smoke-Free Gaming Room & Full Schedule of Promotions for June - 08 June 2010
NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort, Poconos landmark destination offering incomparable casino gaming, picturesque setting, ambiance, fine dining, luxury accommodations, outdoor activities and unrivalled amenities, today announced a new smoke-free gaming room, set apart from the main casino on the - read more »
Live Table Games Debut at Delaware Park on June - 18 June 2010
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Get ready to double down on casino action as Delaware Park goes “all-in” beginning at noon on June 18 with the opening of table games at the Casino at Delaware Park. Guests will be able to enjoy 42 different games, including blackjack, roulette, craps - read more »

July 2010

A Partnership is - 01 July 2010
UNCASVILLE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mohegan Sun and SeaStreak, LLC have announced a partnership to quickly and scenically bring patrons from New Jersey and New York City to Mohegan Sun. Now, guests can enjoy scenic water views aboard SeaStreak’s high-speed ferries as they travel just under - read more » Offer Grandstand Finish to the Tour de France - 02 July 2010
MANCHESTER, England, July 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On-line sports betting ( firm are offering a fantastic prize if you have a bet on this year's Tour de France. The world's greatest cycling race starts on Saturday 3rd July inRotterdam with the formidable defending champion Alberto - read more »
HISTORY's Pawn Stars to Make Appearance at Spotlight 29 Casino - 24 July 2010
COACHELLA, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Rick Harrison and Chumlee from HISTORY's hit television series, Pawn Stars, will be making an appearance at Spotlight 29 Casino on Saturday, October 16. Rick and Chumlee will have a private meet and greet from 5pm-7pm (PST). A few select players will then have the opportunit - read more »
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 »

August 2010

Boylepoker Pros Under Pressure in Scalp Series Starting Next Week - 14 August 2010
DUBLIN, August 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Five Low Buy-In Tournaments at With $200 Added SeeOnline Poker Players Hunt Pros For Cash today announces the launch of its Scalp Series startingMonday August 16, 2010. The week-long series of online bounty tournaments have a buy in of - 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 »
Celine Dion returns to Caesars Palace for three year Las Vegas residency - 22 August 2010
Confirming the buzz that has been circulating for months, Celine Dion announced today that she will be returning to Las Vegas in March 2011 to begin a three year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The brand-new show designed exclusively for The Colosseum will premiere on March 15, 2011 and features 31 musici - read more »
888poker Launches Partnership With London Poker Circuit - 19 August 2010
GIBRALTAR, August 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 888poker, the poker offering from award-winning 888 Holdingsplc., announces their partnership with the London Poker Circuit. The new relationship will offer members of both 888poker and theLondon Poker Circuit an extended poker experience that integrates onlinepoker and liv - read more »

September 2010

Union Gaming Advisors, LLC Announces FINRA Registration and Launch of New - 30 September 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Union Gaming Advisors, LLC announced today that the company has received broker-dealer registration with FINRA ( In addition, the company announced the launch of its new website, which can be found at: “This is - 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 »
The People Have Spoken: Viejas Casino Voted “Best Casino” and “Loosest - 16 September 2010
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viejas Casino (, southern California’s premier gaming and entertainment destination, has been voted “Best Local Casino” for a record 11 years in a row, along with “Loosest Slots,” in the 2010 San Diego Best Contest. - 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 »

October 2010

PokerTek Receives Approval in France for - 29 October 2010
MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PokerTek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTEK) announced today that it has received company and product approval from France’s Minister of the Interior. France has nearly 200 gaming properties, many of which are entirely electronic, and PokerPro is currently the only electro - 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 »
Littlefield Corporation Announces South Carolina Bingo Hall - 13 October 2010
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Littlefield Corporation (OTCBB: LTFD) announced today it has completed the relocation of its Aiken, South Carolina-based bingo hall to Warrenville, South Carolina. The newly renovated hall location is named “Mr. Bingo Valley.” The relocation is - read more »
Research and Markets: Informate Mobile Gaming Report - Mobile Gaming Revenues in India is Forecast to Reach About $450 Million by - 16 October 2010
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Informate Mobile Gaming Report" report to their offering. In todays fast paced life, it is difficult to find exclusive time for enterta - read more »

November 2010

Caesars Entertainment Corporation Recognized With the 'Corporate Vision Award' by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center - 25 November 2010
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation was recently honored by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center with the "Corporate Vision Award" for its dedication to creating and facilitating programs and policies that offer its employees and guests equal opportunities at all of the company's - read more »
Fire Bet Now Available for “Craps No - 13 November 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fire Bet, the gaming industry’s most popular craps side bet, is now available for Craps No More, a variation of the traditional craps game that is becoming increasingly popular at many U.S. casinos. “We’ve responded to a number of request - 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 »
Foxwoods Resort Casino Announces Agreement with TransAct Technologies - 02 November 2010
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods today announced an agreement with TransAct Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TACT), a global leader in market-specific printers for transaction-based industries, to install the EPICENTRAL™Print System in - read more »

December 2010

Grand Prive Launches First Prequel Video - 26 December 2010
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Grand Prive Group of casinos has announced the launch of Alpha Squad Origins: Captain Shockwave Video Slot. The new game is the precursor to the group’s most popular title to date - Alpha Squad - and details the life of the super hero leader, Captain Shockwave. The video slot feature - read more »
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Will Report FY 2011 Second Quarter Results - 02 December 2010
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that it will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss results from second quarter of fiscal year 2011 at 8:30 a.m. central time on Thursday, December 2. The toll-free telephone number to acc - read more »
Managing Your Spread Betting Away From the Trading Platform - 15 December 2010
LONDON, December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial spread betting should never come before anything else in your life - and, whoever you are, it is not always possible to be in front of the trading platform when there is a decision to be made. Cutting your losses and letting your profits run is a wonderful idea in t - read more »
Beckham 8/1 for 2011 Premier League Return - 31 December 2010
MANCHESTER, England, December 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- David Beckham is 8/1 with Betfred to play in the English Premier League during 2011 after reportedly being chased as a loan signing by six top-flight clubs. Betfred spokesman Jon Wilde said: "Beckham may well be in demand from a host of English teams, but w - read more »