Gambling News Archives 2010

January 2010

Ringo returns! - 20 January 2010
Former Beatles drummer launches tour with All-Starr Band at Fallsview CasinoNIAGARA FALLS, ON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ - Fallsview Casino is once again proud to host international rock legend Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band as he kicks off his North American tour with two shows at Fallsview Casino on June 24th and 25th - read more »
Scientific Games Announces Strategic Transaction for its Racing Division - 28 January 2010
NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Racing and Venue Management businesses ("Scientific Games Racing") to U.K.-based Sportech Plc (LSE: SPO), in a transaction valued at approximately $75 milli - read more »
Nemacolin Woodlands Files Application for PA Casino License - 13 January 2010
FARMINGTON, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nemacolin Woodlands Resort located in Farmington, Fayette County, Pennsylvania today formally filed its application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for a Category 3 resort gaming license as authorized under the 2004 Gaming Act. Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. ( - read more »
Pennsylvania Slots Revenue Shows December Increase Despite Multi-Day Closure of Eastern Casino - 06 January 2010
2009 Slots Play Returns $1.08 Billion to CommonwealthHARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even with a five-day closure of Pennsylvania's largest slots revenue producer, figures released today by the Gaming Control Board show growth in revenue among all key measurements at the Commonwealth's casinos.With t - read more »

February 2010

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 »
Forest City Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Village at Gulfstream Park - 12 February 2010
CLEVELAND, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today celebrated the grand opening of The Village at Gulfstream Park, its newest mixed-use, open-air retail center, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Logo: )The 497,000-squ - read more »
MGM MIRAGE Announces Launch of Credit Facility Amendment and Extension Transaction - 09 February 2010
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) today announced that it is seeking amendments to its aggregate $5.55 billion of senior credit facilities which would extend the maturity of a substantial portion of those credit facilities from October 3, 2011 to February 21, 2014. The Company has asked - read more »
Cirque du Soleil, in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, a CKX,Inc (NASDAQ: CKXE) company, celebrates the world premiere of its latestresident show Viva ELVIS(TM) at ARIA Resort & Casino(TM) at CityCenter in LasVegas. The star-studded opening night will include, among others, PriscillaPresley, and Guy L - read more »

March 2010

Powerball(R) Tickets Worth $200,000 Sold in Philadelphia, Bradford Counties; Jackpot for March 31 Drawing Grows to $81 Million - 30 March 2010
MIDDLETOWN, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two winning Powerball tickets worth $200,000 from the March 27 drawing were sold in Pennsylvania. The tickets were sold at Dandy Mini Mart, 40 Troy St., Canton, Bradford County, and Andy's Snack Store, 300 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia.The winning tickets correctly matc - read more »
PGCB Highlights 'Problem Gambling Awareness Week' - 12 March 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During "Problem Gambling Awareness Week" March 7th- 13th, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is encouraging individuals who think they may have a gambling problem to seek help.Chairman Greg Fajt says this agency places an emphasis on the need to provide resources - read more »
Public Input Hearing to Consider Permitting Table Games at the Presque Isle Downs and Casino Scheduled for March 31st - 20 March 2010
PGCB web site offers public documents and information on citizen participationHARRISBURG, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the petition submitte - 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 Announces US$40,000 April Bonanza Over $40,000 to be Won in Exclusive Promotions - 09 April 2010
DUBLIN, April 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- today announces a feast of new promotions to runduring April. The promotions include cash giveaways, the return of the pokerroom's biggest online poker festival and new live event qualificationoptions. There is over US$30,000 in cash prizes to be won inpaddypowe - 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 »
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 »
Butler National Announces Date for Annual Shareholder Meeting - 09 April 2010
OLATHE, Kan., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Butler National Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: BUKS), a leading manufacturer and provider of support systems for aircraft and a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry, announces its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on A - read more »

May 2010

Harrah's Entertainment Executive to Present at 2010 Wells Fargo Securities Gaming & Lodging Conference - 26 May 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. Vice President and Treasurer Eric Hession will speak at the 2010 Wells Fargo Securities Gaming & Lodging Conference in Las Vegas May 26. The presentation will be webcast at - read more »
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 »
IGT Announces Summary Judgment Entered in its Favor Against Aristocrat in Litigation Over Multi-Level Progressive Technology - 25 May 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in creating the games players love and casino network systems that improve the player experience, announced today it was granted summary judgment in a patent infringement lawsuit against Aristocrat Technologies. IGT w - 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 »

June 2010

Bally Technologies Reinforces Commitment to Washington State Market with Introduction of Advanced New Cabinets, Including Reel Image™, Designed Exclusively for Washington - 29 June 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, and networked and server-based systems for the global gaming industry, reinforced its longtime commitment to customers in Washington State by announcing that it is expanding it - read more »
Isle of Capri Casinos Completes Acquisition of Rainbow Casino - 10 June 2010
ST. LOUIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. from Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI).Under the terms of the agreement, Isle of Capri Casinos paid Bally Technologies $8 - read more »
Shuffle Master, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2010 Financial - 03 June 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 second quarter ended April 30, 2010, with the details as - read more »
GPI to Present RFIDPoker(R), eReady(R) tables at G2E Asia - 03 June 2010
LAS VEGAS, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) announced today that it will present the latest in table game products and RFID casino applications at the Global Gaming Expo Asia ("G2E Asia") tradeshow to be held on June 9-10 at the Cotai Strip® CotaiExpo(TM) at - read more »

July 2010

Rich Roberts Joins the Executive Team at Slingo, Inc. as CEO - 20 July 2010
NEW YORK, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Casual Connect show in Seattle, the digital entertainment company Slingo, Inc. announced today that industry executive Rich Roberts has joined the company as the new chief executive officer. He replaces the owner and founder, Mr. Sal Falciglia Sr., in the role, who will stay inv - read more »
International Game Technology Reports 2010 Third Quarter Results - 28 July 2010
LAS VEGAS, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today operating results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2010. Income from continuing operations for the quarter was $94.6 million or $0.32 per diluted share versus $62.2 million or $0.21 per diluted share in the same - read more »
Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Closing of Exchange Offer - 28 July 2010
LAS VEGAS, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today announced that it has closed an offer, whereby it has exchanged $450 million aggregate principal amount of 8.625% Senior Notes due 2017, which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for an equal princ - read more »
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Expansion to Open July 16th - 13 July 2010
LAS VEGAS, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Gaughan's South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa has announced the planned opening of a 55,000 square-foot casino expansion. The expansion will give the South Point one of the largest gaming floors of any casino in the country. The first phase of this opening will feature the a - read more »

August 2010

Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods Report July Slot - 18 August 2010
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods today reported to the Connecticut State Division of Special Revenue that slot revenue for the month of July was $64.1 million. This amount represents an increase of 1.3 percent in slot win and an increase of 5 - read more »
Bachman & Turner 'Takin' Care of Business' at Spotlight 29 Casino on October 16th - 19 August 2010
COACHELLA, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian rock n' roll stars, Bachman & Turner, are set to perform at the Spotlight 29 Casino Showroom on Saturday, October 16th. Fans will hear such hits as "Takin' Care of Business" and "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet."Tickets for Bachman & Turner are currently on sale. - 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 »
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 »

September 2010

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 »
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 »
Penn National Gaming to Participate in 2010 Credit Suisse Global Credit Products Conference on September - 16 September 2010
WYOMISSING, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that Vice President of Finance, Mario Kontomerkos, will participate in an audio webcast in conjunction with the Company’s presentation at the 2010 Credit Suisse Global Credit Products Conference on - read more »
Bally Technologies Awarded Contract with Penn National Gaming to Provide Systems and Marketing Solutions in Four Casino - 16 September 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, and networked and server-based systems for the global gaming industry, today announced a contract with Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) to provide its ACSC™ - read more »

October 2010

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. Quarterly Earnings Conference Call - 22 October 2010
DOVER, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:DDE) invites you to participate in a conference call subsequent to the release of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.’s. earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. The conference call wil - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. to Announce Third Quarter Results on Tuesday, October 19, - 16 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 that it will report its third quarter results after the market close - read more »
EveryMatrix Selects Visionary iGaming as Its Live Dealer Provider - 19 October 2010
London, United Kingdom, October 18, 2010 --( EveryMatrix, a world leading software provider of both sportsbook and turnkey solutions, has signed an agreement with Visionary iGaming, the industry’s fastest growing live dealer provider, to supply its B2B clients with the most interactive live casino games - 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

Multimedia Games to Showcase Its Widest Range of Products at the 2010 Global Gaming - 06 November 2010
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multimedia Games, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGAM) (“Multimedia Games” or the “Company”) will display its widest ever range of games and products that address Class II, Class III and video lottery terminal (“VLT”) markets, at the tenth annual Glob - read more »
Shuffle Master, Inc. Appoints David Lopez as Interim CEO and a Member of the Company’s Board of - 02 November 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) (“Shuffle Master” or the “Company”) announced that effective today, David Lopez, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed by the Board of Directors as Interim Chief Exec - read more »
Boyd Gaming Announces Expiration and Final Results of Tender for 7.75% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2012 - 27 November 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced the expiration and final results of the Company's previously announced consent solicitation and tender offer for any and all of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 (the "Notes"). As of 5:00 p.m - read more »
Cantor Gaming Adds Coreen Sawdon to its Management Team as Chief Financial - 06 November 2010
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of the global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, today announced the appointment of Coreen Sawdon as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Sawdon will be responsible for strategic management of accounting and finance operations at Cantor Gam - read more »

December 2010

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway to Add Video Electronic Roulette Thursday, December 16 - 17 December 2010
YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, already featuring 5,300 slot machines, continues to enhance the gaming experience for its players, with the addition of Electronic Roulette video gaming machines, it was announced by casino President Timothy J. Rooney. Empire City is - read more »
The Bicycle Casino Brings Much Needed Holiday Cheer to its Community's Children with its Annual Christmas Celebration - 24 December 2010
BELL GARDENS, Calif., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bicycle Casino once again celebrated the season of giving with a little help from its 1600 employees and several local charitable organizations, along with a wink from Santa Claus himself. Honoring a long standing commitment to the Bell Gardens community, this l - 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 »
Playtech Signs Italian Casino Agreement With Mobile Entertainment Leaders Buongiorno for Their eGaming Brand WINGA - 24 December 2010
LONDON and MILAN, December 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Playtech, (AIM: PTEC) the international designer, developer and licensor of software for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, is pleased to announce an agreement to provide Italian operator Buongiorno with its online casino platform. (Logo: - read more »