Gambling News Archives 2011

January 2011

PA Lottery's Millionaire Raffle Drawing Creates Four New Millionaires - 02 January 2011
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle created four new millionaires tonight, when the selection of four $1 million raffle ticket numbers was televised live on the Lottery's 6:59 p.m. drawing show. The four $1 million, top-prize raffle ticket numbers se - read more »
Big Dollar Crowns First Big Winner of - 15 January 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Big Dollar Casino has announced its first large winner of the year. Russell B won $19,000 playing Super Keno. According to company spokesperson Simon King, winner Russell B placed a $5 bet and hit eight of the nine numbers selected, including the Super Ken - 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 »
Kauto's Conqueror 6/1 for Gold Cup Glory - 16 January 2011
MANCHESTER, England, January 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Run is 6/1 to add the Cheltenham Gold Cup to his King George VI Chase triumph after lowering Kauto Star's colours in the Kempton Park highlight. Nicky Henderson's six-year-old was a brilliant winner of the King George and is now second favourite for ste - read more »

February 2011

WinADayCasino Players Love New Busted Video Slot's Bonus Game and Double Up Feature - 23 February 2011
Busted, the latest totally one-of-a-kind video slots game at, is a retro comic book-style cops and robbers adventure with a spine-tingling Bonus Game.  Busted is three games in one: a classic 17 pay line video slot, a Double Up round and a Cops and Robbers bonus game. For the Cops and Robbers Bon - read more »
Sharpen Your Spread Betting With Technical Analysis - 09 February 2011
LONDON, February 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Do you use technical analysis as part of your financial spread betting ( If not, you may be missing crucial market data revealed by chart patterns and trend data. This is because technical analysts take a very quantitat - read more »
1,000 Free Spins for all Players at Europa Casino - 04 February 2011
LONDON, February 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cupid's Arrow Strikes Throughout February, Giving all Players a Valentine's Day Bonus of 1,000 Free Spins Europa Casino, Europe's leading online casino, is celebrating Valentine's Day with a special casino bonus. Throughout the entire month of February, all pla - read more »
The World’s Best Poker Players Return to Caesars Palace to Compete at NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship for Chance to Win Big - 10 February 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With a larger tournament grand prize package than ever before, 64 of the world’s most elite poker players will go “all in” at the seventh annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship presented by on March 3-6 at the Caesars Palace Poker Tourn - read more »

March 2011

Match 6 Lotto Jackpot-Winning Ticket Worth $750,000 Sold in Allegheny County - 26 March 2011
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $750,000 from the March 24 drawing was sold at Foodland, 5821 Library Road, Bethel Park, Allegheny County. The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 06-14-21-29-41-46, to win a jackpot of $750,000, le - read more »
Erik Seidel Wins NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship Presented by - 09 March 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Erik Seidel reigned supreme over an elite field of 63 of poker’s best to win the seventh annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship (NHPC) presented by, the world's top Web hosting provider and largest domain name registrar, at the Caesars Pala - read more »
PokerStars Backing Nevada Internet Gambling Bill - 25 March 2011
LONDON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ongoing battle to pass pro online poker legislation in the United States has dominated the headlines during the last six months. The world's biggest online poker site, PokerStars (, is now backing a Nevada internet gaming bill which would force - read more »
Charlie Sheen Storms Foxwoods Resort Casino - 26 March 2011
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Charlie Sheen brings his “winning” ways to Foxwoods Resort Casino when his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option” tour comes to the MGM Grand Theater on Sunday, April 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets, starting at $82.50, are on sale - read more »

April 2011

Caesars Entertainment Lights Up Homes Nationwide With Energy Efficient Bulbs to Celebrate Earth Day - 23 April 2011
LAS VEGAS, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Caesars Entertainment Corporation is lighting the way to a greener future by distributing 45,000 energy efficient light bulbs such as Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) to low-income residents in the communities they serve across the United S - read more »
Yonkers Racing Corporation Announces Expiration of Consent Solicitation, Receipt of the Requisite Consents and Execution of the Supplemental Indenture - 29 April 2011
YONKERS, N.Y., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yonkers Racing Corporation ("Yonkers") announced today that the previously announced consent solicitation with respect to its outstanding 11 3/8% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 (the "Notes") has expired as of 5:00 pm., ET, today and that it has received consents from the n - read more »
Full House Resorts Completes Acquisition of Grand Victoria Casino & Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana - 02 April 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Full House Resorts (NYSE Amex US: FLL) announced today that it has completed the purchase of all of the operating assets of the Grand Victoria Casino & Resort, located in Rising Sun, Indiana. As planned, the Company applied approximately $19 million in cash and dr - read more »
Intertops Casino Will Give Away $100,000 in Spring Bonuses and Cash Prizes - 07 April 2011
Put away the skates and skis and get out the golf clubs -- Intertops Casino is celebrating spring with its Intertops Champions contest. At the end of May three players will each win a $1000 cash prize and nine others will receive a grand prize casino bonus of up to $500. The Intertops Champions contest will award a to - read more »

May 2011

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 »
The Hippodrome Casino Affiliate Program Launches - 26 May 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Hippodrome Casino Affiliate Program has officially launched and is offering affiliates an immediate deal of up to 40% revenue share upon sign up. Hosted on the Boss Network platform, the Hippodrome Casino’s online casino and poker offering will also pro - read more »
Newly Single Tatjana Pasalic Joins 'EvyBabee' on Team Bodog - 03 May 2011
LONDON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bodog Europe has signed a new member of the team in the (very tasty) form of 26 year-old Tatjana Pasalic (@Tattytats) who will be joining Evelyn Ng (@EvyBabee) at the felts of the biggest tournaments in the world in the famous colours of the Bodog brand. (Photo: http://www. - read more »
Caesars Entertainment's Latest Loyalty Innovation to Award Total Reward Credits to Meeting, Convention and Event Planners - 03 May 2011
LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced today the launch of Total Rewards Meetings & Events, the gaming industry's first ever reward and loyalty program targeted specifically to meeting and event clients. (Logo: T - read more »

June 2011 Increases First Deposit Bonus Up to £100 - 02 June 2011
London, United Kingdom, June 01, 2011 --(, one of the internet’s leading live casinos has today announced that they have increased their first deposit bonus all the way up to £100. The bonus, which has doubled from £50, now enables players to claim more upon registration, pr - read more »
New 'White Rhino' Slot at Pays One of its First Players over $110K -- Free Contest Continues - 18 June 2011
Just a couple of hours after unveiled its new White Rhino safari-themed slot machine, one player quickly racked up over $110,000 in winnings on the game – all from a $16 deposit!  If this keeps up, may wish it had never heard of this new online slot but no wonder players - read more »
Penn National Gaming Comments on Agreement with Ohio - 18 June 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio & TOLEDO, Ohio & WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) President and Chief Operating Officer Timothy Wilmott commented today on the agreement in principle reached with the State of Ohio regarding gaming operations: “Reaching an - read more » Announces Full Irish Winter Festival 2011 Schedule - 25 June 2011
DUBLIN, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Return of Blind Mans Bluff World Championship & Irish Mythical Championship today announces the full Irish Winter Festival 2011 tournament schedule, headlined by the EUR1,000 + EUR100 NLH Freezeout main event. The festival will take pl - read more »

August 2011

Open a Spread Betting Account with City Index and Receive £150 Trading Credit* - 19 August 2011
LONDON, August 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- City Index (, a leading provider of spread betting, CFD trading and margined foreign exchange, is giving new traders GBP150 trading credit when they deposit GBP500 into a new City Index spread betting account*. To claim their excl - read more »
IGT Wins 18 Awards in Casino Player Magazine's Best of Gaming Reader Poll - 03 August 2011
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) and its player-favorite games won 18 awards, including five first place wins, in Casino Player magazine's Best of Gaming for 2011. Accolades for IGT's games were listed in numerous "Favorite" and "Best" categories as voted on by readers - read more »
Statement from Richard D. Bronson, Chairman of U.S. Digital Gaming, in Reaction to California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s Letter to Online Gaming Stakeholders Today - 25 August 2011
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- “We embrace Senator Darrell Steinberg’s commitment to getting this important online gaming legislation completed properly and with a focus on creating a successful, healthy long-term industry. There has been good progress in California this year in moving - read more »
Grande Vegas Casino Revives the Decadence of Old Hollywoodwith New 'Glitz & Glamour' Online Slot Machine - 17 August 2011
Grande Vegas Casino is giving players up to $100 to try its ritzy new online slot machine, Glitz & Glamour. The decadently posh “old Hollywood” theme of the 5 reel, 25 pay line slot machine lavishes players in elegance while plenty of chances for up to 30 free games give them lots of extra game-time.To try out the - read more »

September 2011

"Star Arcade partners with Daily App Dream to distribute Jelly Wars, its latest multiplayer game" - 24 September 2011
HELSINKI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Star Arcade, the global leader for multiplayer mobile gaming today announced that it has partnered with Daily App Dream to promote its latest smartphone game “JELLY WARS” and will be making the premium ver - read more »
XBingo Introduces New £1,500 Slots X-Travanganza - 23 September 2011
CHESTER, England, September 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- September has been a busy month for magical themed site XBingo [ ] with four new promotions being launched already. The latest to catch the attention of bingo affiliate site Bingo Social [http://www.bingosoci - 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 »
Card Logistics to Auction Smart Card Gaming Technology at Upcoming ICAP Patent Brokerage Fall 2011 Live IP Auction in San Francisco - 30 September 2011
CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc, the world's largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm, announces the auction of U.S. Patent 7,562,815 and related assets owned by Card Logistics at the upcoming Fall 2011 Live IP Auction November 17th in San Fr - read more »

October 2011

Ghosts and Goblins Race to Climb Intertops Casino $60K Halloween Scoreboard - 04 October 2011
4 October 2011 (St. Johns, Antigua) – Intertops Casino players have already started collecting their favorite candy bars in the popular online casino’s $60,000 Trick or Treat Halloween Scoreboard. Each week throughout October, Intertops Casino will reward 200 players in two weekly draws. An additional $7,500 Jackpot (i - read more »
Paddy Power Crown All Blacks RWC Champions - 20 October 2011
DUBLIN, October 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers of Ireland's largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, will be celebrating with a haka of their own today as the bookie has announced it is paying out on New Zealand as the winners of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. With pundits unanimous in saying the World Cup - read more »
Visionary iGaming to Exhibit at SAGSE 2011 in Buenos Aires - 21 October 2011
San Jose, Costa Rica, October 20, 2011 --( Visionary iGaming (, a premium provider of live online casino software, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at SAGSE Buenos Aires held on November 9, 10 and 11 at the Costa Salguero Convention Center. SAGSE Buenos Aires, one of - read more »
Three Ways for Traders to Bolster Their Spread Betting Skills With City Index - 04 October 2011
LONDON, October 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge is the foundation of a sound spread betting strategy. Award-winning provider City Index ( constantly evolves its educational, allowing traders to benefit from a wide range of training channels including seminars & webinars - read more »

November 2011

Greektown Casino-Hotel Donates Over 3,000 Books to Detroit School Children - 02 November 2011
DETROIT, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Casino-Hotel donated more than 3,000 books yesterday to the Marcus Garvey Academy and Rose-Hill Academy. The books, equally distributed between the two schools, were collected through the casino's Turning the Page on Illiteracy book drive. Books were donated by casino g - read more »
PA Lottery Prize Worth $200,000 to Expire Nov. 20 - 04 November 2011
Unclaimed, Second-Tier Powerball Ticket was Sold in Huntingdon County MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time is running out for the holder of a second-tier Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Nov. 20, 2010, drawing to claim the prize. The unclaimed ticket was sold at the Sandy Ri - read more »
Asian Mobile Gaming Market Opportunities Reviewed in New up-to-Date Report Available at - 22 November 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mobile gaming market is a promising area that is set to amount $54 Billion global market value by 2015. It enjoys steady healthy growth tempo in terms of revenue and market share. The mobile gaming industry in Asia is a rather developed one with 40% global market stake. - read more »
GigaMedia to Report Third-Quarter 2011 Financial Results on November 17 - 08 November 2011
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) announced today that it will report its third-quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, November 17, 2011 after the market closes. Management will hold an investor conference call and webcast on November 17, 2011 at 9:00 p. - read more »

December 2011

Titan Poker to Stage Christmas Charity Freeroll - 24 December 2011
LONDON, December 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular online poker room's holiday season activities include a Christmas Day tournament and a donation to a major international charity organization. Leading online poker room in Europe, [ ] will stage a $10,00 - read more »
SpotOption Ltd.'s Worldwide Expansion - 09 December 2011
NICOSIA, Cyprus, December 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Binary Options Platform Provider, SpotOption Ltd., spread their platform to white labels around the world at a rapid pace. SpotOption Ltd. has increased sales exponentially within the last few months. As Binary Options is Forex gone simple - read more »
Foxwoods Reports November Slot Revenue - 16 December 2011
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Slot revenue at Foxwoods Resort Casino® in November 2011 was $47.9 million compared to $49.5 million for the same month last year. Handle for the month was $568.8 million, down 6.0 percent from November 2010. The Casino Resort's November operations prod - read more »
Canadian-poker: Publicly Traded Online Poker Sites May Soon Be Back in the Game in the U.S - 31 December 2011
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Canadian-poker ( reports that the U.S. Justice Department made a landmark decision to relax its anti-online gambling laws, which may be the first step in getting American online poker players back in the game. Since major online poker - read more »