Gambling News Archives 2011

January 2011

Shuffle Master, Inc. Adds Two New Members to its Board of - 13 January 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) announced today the appointment of two members to its Board of Directors. Eileen Raney and Randy Thoman joined the Shuffle Master Board effective January 11, 2011. Eileen Raney currently serves as the C - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Adds Private Room at Star World Hotel & - 27 January 2011
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. (“AERL”) (NASDAQ: AERL), which operates through its subsidiaries and related promoter companies as a VIP room gaming promoter, today announced that it would be adding a private room to its VIP facility at the Star Worl - read more »
Visionary iGaming Exhibits at London’s ICE - 26 January 2011
San Jose, Costa Rica, January 24, 2011 --( Visionary iGaming (, the world’s leading provider of live online casino games, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at this year’s ICE show in London. ICE, the International Casino Exhibition, is the largest online - read more »
PA Lottery Prize Worth More Than $500,000 to Expire Feb. 13 - 28 January 2011
Unclaimed, Jackpot-Winning Cash 5 Ticket was Sold in Allegheny County MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time is running out for the holder of a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth $539,359.50 from the Feb. 13, 2010, drawing to claim the prize. The ticket and prize will expire one year from the - read more »

February 2011

New Jersey Internet Gambling Legislation: Regulation Pending Governor’s Signature - 02 February 2011
iGaming bill expected to be signed into law within 45 days after historic vote by NJ Legislature The iMEGA-backed Intra-State Internet Gambling bill has finally found its way to the desk of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has up to 45 days to sign it into law.Governor Christie’s signature would allow New Jersey - read more »
Intertops Sportsbook Picks the Packers to Stop the Steelers at Super Bowl XLV on Sunday - 02 February 2011
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Research and Markets: 2011 U.S. Casino Hotels Industry Report - 26 February 2011
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "2011 U.S. Casino Hotels Industry Report" report to their offering. The U.S Casino Hotels Industry report, published annually, contains t - read more »
Sunday's Bad Beat Jackpot Largest Ever in Delaware at $118,833 - 24 February 2011
Dover, DE, February 23, 2011 --( The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino produced Delaware’s largest Bad Beat Jackpot to date on a Texas Hold ‘Em table Sunday night. The jackpot netted a total of $118,833, and was divided incrementally among nine lucky poker players.The winner - read more »

March 2011

Research and Markets: North American Gaming Almanac and CD 2011 Edition - 31 March 2011
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "North American Gaming Almanac and CD 2011 Edition" report to their offering. Comprehensive Financial Coverage Of The North American Gam - read more »
Lance Armstrong Tells Bicycling Magazine: Doping Allegations Will Not Stop His Involvement with Livestrong Foundation - 31 March 2011
EMMAUS, Pa. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cycling legend Lance Armstrong tells Bicycling magazine in an exclusive interview that ongoing investigations into alleged doping violations during his career will not sidetrack him from any advocacy work or participation with his Livestrong Foundatio - read more »
Research and Markets: Argentina Gaming & Gambling 2011 - 26 March 2011
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Argentina Gaming & Gambling 2011" report to their offering. This report covers detailed information relevant to the gaming and gambli - read more »
Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $250,000 Sold in Delaware County - 24 March 2011
Jackpot for March 25 Drawing Grows to $304 Million MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 from the March 22 drawing was sold at Wawa, 600 S. Governor Printz Blvd., Essington, Delaware County. The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 01-14-3 - read more »

April 2011

Bally Technologies Provides Business Update - 09 April 2011
Entertainment Gaming Asia to Report First Quarter 2011 Results on May 16, 2011 and Host Conference Call and Webcast - 28 April 2011
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NYSE Amex: EGT) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2011 financial results on Monday, May 16, 2011 and will host a conference call that same day at 8:30 a.m. ET. The conference call number is 800/909-4804 or 212/23 - read more »
Gunslinger Records Inc. Announces Reverse Merger with Kinbasha Co., Ltd. - 20 April 2011
HITACHI, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gunslinger Records Inc. (the “Corporation”) (Pink Sheets: MUZC) today announced the consummation of its reverse merger with Kinbasha Co., Ltd. (“Kinbasha”), owner and operator of retail gaming centers in Japan, pursuant to its Plan and Agreeme - read more »
Joseph L. Billhimer, Jr. Joins MTR Gaming Group as Senior Vice President for Operations and Development - 07 April 2011
CHESTER, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) today announced that Joseph L. Billhimer, Jr. will serve as the Company’s Senior Vice President for Operations and Development, and will concurrently serve as President and General Manager for Mountaineer Park, Inc., w - read more »

May 2011

Unibet Group plc: Invitation to Financial Presentation - 04 May 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Unibet Group plc (STO:UNIB) will publish its Interim report for the first quarter 2011 on Wednesday 11 May 2011 at 07.30 (CET). In connection with this, Unibet’s CEO Henrik Tjärnström will host a presentation in English at FinancialHearings, Operaterrassen in - read more »
YouTube Spread Betting News and Insights from City Index - 11 May 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When financial spread betting or CFD trading, it is important to stay informed and aware of the rapidly changing markets on which you are trading. In order to make expert advice and insight accessible to the largest amount of people, City Index ( - read more »
Industry Experts Discuss Myriad Issues Surrounding Legalization of I-Gaming at 15th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May 23-24 - 20 May 2011
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a question of when, not if, Internet gambling will be legalized in the foreseeable future, either at the federal level or the states level - or possibly both. Whichever model is implemented, legalization brings with it myriad legal, regulatory and operational que - read more »
Spread Betting Clients now Have Free Access to Autochartist Market Analysis With WorldSpreads - 06 May 2011
LONDON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Autochartist is one of the world leaders in bringing advanced technical analysis to experienced traders. The 4000 financial instruments that WorldSpreads spread betting ( clients can trade are scanned 24 hours a day, to uncover trade opportunities for b - read more »

June 2011

Betsson AB (publ) Completes the Acquisition of Betsafe and Resolves, as a Result Thereof, on an Issue in Kind and Transfer of Treasury Shares - 18 June 2011
STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Betsson AB (publ)(STO:BETSB) (”Betsson”) has today, following receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, completed the previously announced acquisition of Betsafe (through acquisition of the holding company Artic Invest AS) (“Betsafe”). Betsson has - read more »
PokerTek Signs TCS John Huxley as Distributor in Africa - 11 June 2011
MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) has entered into an agreement with TCS John Huxley Africa (Pty) Limited (TCS) to distribute its products throughout Africa. TCS has placed its first orders with multiple installations of PokerPro planned for later this month. - read more »
Research and Markets: Global Casino and Gaming Industry - Edition 2011 - 01 June 2011
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Casino and Gaming Industry - Edition 2011" report to their offering. The present report on Global casino and gaming industry discusses - read more »
Right Casino Media Makes Further Grounds in the Live Gaming Industry - 12 June 2011
London, United Kingdom, June 11, 2011 --( Established UK online gambling portal operator Right Casino Media has made public the launch of two brand new e-gaming websites, and, both targeted to enhance player knowledge and experience in real time gambling markets; including - read more »

August 2011

USA Payment Systems’ Director and Founder Robert Cucinotta Receives Gaming License from Arizona Department of Gaming - 13 August 2011
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- USA Payment Systems Inc., a leading processor of financial electronic transactions for Casinos, Community Banks, Credit Unions, and ISOs, announced today that Robert Cucinotta, Director and President of the company, has received his gaming certification for a full gamin - read more »
New Live Casino Tournament at LuckyLiveCasino - 13 August 2011
London, United Kingdom, August 10, 2011 --( will be hosting a new Live Casino Tournament that will run from August 1 through December 31st 2011. The Live Casino Tournament is called the “King of the Live Casino Games,” where the tournament winners from all four of the live deal - read more »
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Invites You to Join Its Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Operating Results Conference Call - 13 August 2011
UNCASVILLE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast regarding its third quarter fiscal 2011 operating results on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Those interested in - read more »
Betsson in B2B Cooperation with Arsenal Football Club - 20 August 2011
STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News: Betsson (STO:BETSB) Business Solutions has signed a three year B2B contract with one of the most prestigious Football clubs in the world, Arsenal Football Club (“the Gunners”). Betsson becomes the Club’s Official Betting Partne - read more »

September 2011

PA Lottery Prize Worth More Than $300,000 to Expire Sept. 13 - 01 September 2011
Unclaimed, Jackpot-Winning Cash 5 Ticket was Sold in Luzerne County MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time is running out for the holder of a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth more than $300,000 from the Sept. 13, 2010, drawing to claim the prize. The ticket and prize will expire one year fr - read more »
U.S. Digital Gaming and Los Angeles Business Journal Join Together to Present Forum on the Impact of Legal Online Gambling in California and Beyond - 19 September 2011
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. Digital Gaming, a leading U.S.-based online gaming company and the Los Angeles Business Journal today announced that they will partner together to present a roundtable discussion on the impact of legalized online gaming in California and beyond. In - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces US$1.822 Billion Rolling Chip Turnover for August 2011 - 09 September 2011
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. (“AERL”) (NASDAQ: AERL), 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 August - read more »
European Lottery Guild's Irish Lotto Syndicate Winners - 08 September 2011
AMSTERDAM, September 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndicate Members Scoop Nearly EUR10,000! One of the world's most trusted lottery agents, European Lottery Guild [ ] (ELG), today announced recent winners of its new online Irish Lotto Special Edition S - read more »

October 2011

Bet on NFL or NCAA Football Live Every Day at BetOnline - 22 October 2011
PANAMA CITY, October 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Remember the days when you could only watch football Saturday, Sunday and Monday? Well those days are long gone. And remember the days when betting on football stopped at kick-off? Those days are now a thing of the past as well - at the fastest growin - read more »
Powerball® Ticket Worth $200,000 Sold in Philadelphia - 14 October 2011
Jackpot for Oct. 15 Drawing Grows to $105 Million MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 13, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Oct. 12 drawing was sold at Sunoco, 8261 Stenton Ave., Philadelphia. The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 10-12-23-43-47, but not the red Powerball 18, - read more »
More Gaming Innovation, More Legendary Spins, More Dynamic Thrills - Only from IGT - 01 October 2011
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --New spinning reel action pairs with community gaming innovation at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) as International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) debuts exciting Core and Video Poker titles, featuring impressive, exciting game play Oct. 4-6, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center - read more »
Pinnacle Entertainment Names Vincent Zahn Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations - 21 October 2011
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced today the appointment of Vincent Zahn, as Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, effective immediately. Mr. Zahn will report directly to Carlos Ruisanchez, Chief Financial Officer of Pinnacle Entertainment. As Vice - read more »

November 2011

Grammy® Award-Winning Artist Fergie Celebrates New Year's Eve 2012 at the New 1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage Hotel & Casino - 16 November 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Fergie will ring in 2012 kicking off the premiere of 1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. The occasion marks opening night of The Butter Group and The Light Group's partnership in Las Vegas as they bring the iconic 1 OA - read more »
Cash 5 Ticket Worth $225,000 Sold in Berks County, PA - 29 November 2011
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Nov. 24 drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 329 Main St., Blandon, Berks County. The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 05-18-21-29-37, to win a jackpot of $225,000, less 25 perc - read more »
Casino Rewards euro 3,841,871.46 Jackpot Winner Collects Cheque - 29 November 2011
SYDNEY, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time in its award winning 11 year history as the Internet's premier online casino group, Casino Rewards pays out another multi-million dollar jackpot prize. New player 'A.D.' and his partner were flown out to Sydney, Australia to be entertained at lavish restaurant - read more »
Penn National Gaming to Participate in Deutsche Bank Hospitality & Gaming Conference on Thursday November 10 - 05 November 2011
WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: Nasdaq) announced today that Vice President Financial Analysis, Walter Bogumil, and Director of Finance and Investor Relations, Hayes Croushore, will participate in an audio webcast in conjunction with the Company’s firesid - read more »

December 2011

$15,000 in Fines Levied Against Two Casinos by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for Regulatory Violations - 21 December 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines against two casinos for regulatory violations. The fines were the result of consent agreements between the PGCB's Office of Enforcement Counsel and: -- Harrah's Chester Downs Management Company, LLC - read more »
TFIFX Free Android Forex Trading Application - 09 December 2011
NICOSIA, Cyprus, December 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- European foreign exchange broker offers even more choices to traders with a currency trading app built on the Android mobile operating system TFIFX, a European provider of online forex trading [ ], has launched an Android forex tra - read more »
Thunder Valley Casino Resort Gives Away Over $10 Million in November - 09 December 2011
LINCOLN, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thunder Valley Casino Resort gave away $10,091,421 in jackpots over $1,200 during the month of November. December looks to be just as promising as Thunder Valley presents several holiday promotions - including Thunder Valley's Toast of the Coast New Year's Eve - read more »
Grande Vegas Casino $2012 to Prize Pool for New Years Add-On Slot Tournament - 27 December 2011
The first major event of the year at Grande Vegas Casino will be its $2012 Add-on Slot Tournament. Registration opens December 28th for the $12 buy-in event. The tournament begins 1st January and players have until 6th January to achieve a top score and win cash prizes.“It’s fun to compete against other players for pri - read more »