Gambling News Archives 2011

January 2011

Full House Resorts to Participate at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Gaming - 08 January 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Full House Resorts (NYSE Amex US: FLL) announced today that the Company will be participating in one-on-one meetings at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Gaming Conference at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, January 10, 2011. To schedu - read more »
Navegante Generates Impressive Results in Northern Nevada - 27 January 2011
RENO, Nev., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Navegante, which manages the casino operations at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev., announces impressive YOY results for November 2010 of revenue growth of 30.38%. During that same time period, 2010 total gross gaming revenue for the Washoe County/Reno Area for reportin - read more »
MGM Resorts International Announces Pricing of $1.5 Billion Senior Secured Notes Offering by CityCenter Holdings, LLC - 15 January 2011
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced today that CityCenter Holdings, LLC priced $900 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% senior secured first lien notes due 2016 and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 10.75% senior secured second lien PIK toggle not - read more »
Expanded Side Games Selection Now Available at Titan Bet - 11 January 2011
LONDON, January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan Bet recently announced that it has expanded its casino-style side games ( ) selection with an extensive range of sports, fantasy, and adventure-themed games. Supported by GTS, one of the largest game aggregators in the industry, these ne - read more »

February 2011

Financial Spread Betting: A History - 22 February 2011
LONDON, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial spread betting provider City Index recently launched City Trading(TM), its first spread betting and CFD trading mobile app ( for iPhone(TM), Android, Blackberry and Java. The app allows traders to check the latest prices - read more »
Federated Sports + Gaming and Palms Casino Resort Roll-out Schedule for Inaugural Poker League Events - 19 February 2011
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Federated Sports and Gaming (FS+G) and the Palms Casino Resort announced today the dates and formats for the first season of their professional poker league tournaments. All league events will take place at the Palms Casino Resort. There will be four differ - read more »
iMEGA Chairman Joe Brennan Jr Considers Last Week’s New Jersey Vote for Exchange Betting Important First Step in Creating American iGaming Hub - 07 February 2011
In signing bills (A-2926 and S-2229) to legalise exchange betting and pari-mutuel wagering on Monday of this week, Governor Chris Christie has given the green light to the legalisation of exchange betting; a peer-to-peer wagering platform brought to prominence by exchange operators such as Betfair (who acquired TVG in - read more »
Hard Rock International Welcomes Brian Klein Head of Marketing for Hotels & Casinos - 02 February 2011
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hard Rock International, one of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands, announced that Brian Klein has been named Head of Marketing for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. In this role, he will oversee Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos brand and individual - read more »

March 2011

Jamie Foxx to Headline Private Celebration for 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Las Vegas' ARIA Resort & Casino - 31 March 2011
LAS VEGAS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Superstar entertainer Jamie Foxx will give an intimate, private performance at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter during the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), Friday, April 1. Foxx will perform at the MJCI Celebration, an annual gala for the tourna - read more »
Penn National Gaming Names Robert D. Sheldon Vice President and General Manager of Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway - 05 March 2011
WYOMISSING, Pa. & KANSAS CITY, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that Robert D. Sheldon, 55, has been named Vice President and General Manager of Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, subject to regulatory approval. Mr. She - read more »
Stephen J. Greathouse Appointed Multimedia Games’ Chairman - 24 March 2011
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multimedia Games, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGAM) (“Multimedia Games” or the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Stephen J. Greathouse, 60, to the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Greathouse has served a - read more »
Multimedia Games to Participate in Roth Capital Partners 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, March 15 - 09 March 2011
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multimedia Games, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGAM) (the “Company”) announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Ramsey, will participate in an audio webcast at 11:00 a.m. PT (2:00 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in conjunction with the - read more »

April 2011

By Overwhelming Margins, Pennsylvania Voters Oppose Gettysburg Casino Proposal - 09 April 2011
New poll finds that two-thirds of Pennsylvanians oppose plans for a casino just one-half mile from America's most famous battleground GETTYSBURG, Pa., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War, a public opinion poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Po - read more »
Betsson is Strengthening Its Management Functions in Preparation for Continued Expansion - 14 April 2011
STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- During recent years, Betsson (STO:BETSB) has had a higher rate of growth than the market average and this has been combined with strong profitability. Betsson plans to continue to expand rapidly both in its core markets, as well as in new, potential markets, such as i - read more » Brings a Solution to Canadian Players Affected by Shutdown of Online Poker Sites - 20 April 2011
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ( assures readers and Canadian online poker fans in general that the recent shutdown of U.S.-facing poker rooms Pokerstars, Fulltilt Poker, Ultimate Bet Poker, and Absolute Poker actually presents a great opportunity for players in Can - read more »
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Invites You to Join Its Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Operating Results Conference Call - 30 April 2011
UNCASVILLE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast regarding its second quarter fiscal 2011 operating results on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Those interested in - read more »

May 2011

Hard Rock International Commemorates Four Decades of Rockin' the Globe - 20 May 2011
ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The phrase "there's always something happening at Hard Rock" has rung true for four decades. So, as one of the world's most recognizable brands turns 40 this year, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos has made sure that 2011 is no exception. To honor the occasion, Hard Rock Hotel - read more »
Big Winners at - 28 May 2011
LAS VEGAS, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week at the stylish, J.K. from Germany hit the progressive jackpot on the online slot Fruit Fiesta 5 Reel, winning an incredible EUR50,017. Earlier in the month novice gambler F.P. won EUR37,500 on the online slot Bars & Stripes when the spinning - read more » Novice Player Wins EUR90,000 With a EUR1 Deposit - 13 May 2011
LAS VEGAS, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine sitting down with a cup of tea in the comfort of your own home to try out an online casino for the very first time and hearing the jackpot bells go off! F.P of Italy did just that, earning a massive EUR20,000 payout for a five of a kind hand on the video poker game Aces - read more »
KAX Media Acquires - 20 May 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Online Gambling publisher KAX Media has acquired the domain for a sum of $2.5m (£1.5m) from Media Corp plc (LSE:MDC). KAX Media adds to its portfolio of iGaming portals that include (World Sports Network),, and C - 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 »
Sterling Silver 3D Slot Now at Red Flush Online Casino - 12 June 2011
Johannesburg, South Africa, June 11, 2011 --( Red Flush Online Casino has this week announced the addition of 4 new slots to its portfolio of over 500 casino games, which include the highly anticipated Sterling Silver 3D slot.As the first Microgaming slot to be released in 3D format, Sterling Silver 3D marks - read more »
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Results - 03 June 2011
ST. LOUIS, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended April 24, 2011. Marking a year of accomplishment, during fiscal year 2011, the Company: -- Completed the acquisition of Rainbow - read more »
Penn National Gaming Enters into Definitive Agreement to Divest Joint Venture Interest in Maryland Jockey Club - 18 June 2011
WYOMISSING, Pa. & BALTIMORE & LAUREL, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its joint venture interest in the Maryland Jockey Club to Stron-MJC Limited Partnership. As announced by MI Develo - read more »

August 2011

Hickey Urges Gov. Quinn to Block Chicago Casino Expansion - 30 August 2011
ORLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 11th District -- Jim Hickey Sunday called on Gov. Patrick Quinn to block plans by Chicago to build a casino and to suspend casino expansion in the state. Hickey, a candidate to represent the 11th Congressional District in next year's election, said that the expansion - 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 »
Grande Vegas Casino Players Urged to Check Their Casino Message Center for Surprise Bonuses this Month - 31 August 2011
Grande Vegas Casino players will be checking their messages more frequently this month since the popular online casino will be sending news about special offers such as no-deposit bonuses, cash-back bonuses, add-on tournaments and extra deposit bonuses three times in September. They’re not saying when the messages will - read more »
Viejas Outlets and Computers 2 SD Kids Host eWaste Drop Off Event - 26 August 2011
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viejas Outlets and Computers 2 SD Kids are hosting an eWaste recycling drop off event on Saturday, August 27. When you make a donation, you’ll receive a free voucher to the award-winning Harvest Buffet at Viejas Casino. Computers 2 SD Kids is a growin - read more »

September 2011

Despite Hurricane, August Slot Machine Revenue in Pennsylvania Holds Steady - 03 September 2011
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Irene blew through the eastern part of Pennsylvania during one of the last and busiest weekends of the summer and prevented normal patronage at a number of casinos. Nonetheless, even with this disruption, total revenue generated through the play of - 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 »
Gamesys: Mr. Troy P Wins £5K with a £50 Deposit - 24 September 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mr. Troy P is thrilled with his win after depositing only £50 and winning nearly £5K. He is one of the many winners on Jackpotjoy who continue to prove that it is possible to win some extra pocket money while playing one of your favourite online games with Jackpotjoy. - read more » Want to Play the Amazing John Wayne Online Slot Game? “Well Good Luck, Pilgrim” - 09 September 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- “Legend”. A word often used, yet rarely deserved. However, a rare few don’t just earn the title - they invented it. Jackpot Party® Casino is honoured to introduce the groundbreaking JOHN WAYNE slot game. The World Premiere is at Midday on Thursday - read more »

October 2011

Powerball® Ticket Worth $200,000 Sold in Allegheny County - 04 October 2011
Jackpot for Oct. 5 Drawing Grows to $58 Million MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Oct. 1 drawing was sold at Floyd's Confectionary, 10 River Road, Natrona, Allegheny County. The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 01-12-23-27-43, but not t - 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 »
Scientific Games Announces Consent Solicitation - 20 October 2011
NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) (the "Company") announced today that its direct wholly owned subsidiary, Scientific Games International, Inc. ("SGI"), is soliciting consents (the "Consent Solicitation") from the holders of the 7.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 20 - read more »
Garfield's Comic Boom and Flip Boom All-Star Earn the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval - 20 October 2011
MONTREAL, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today that both Garfield's Comic Boom and Flip Boom All-Star have both been awarded the PTPA Winner's Seal of Approval. PTPA Media is North America's largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 40,000 parents. Consumers lookin - read more »

November 2011

Unprecedented $5 Million Beach Life Jackpot Continues to Grow at Euro Partners Casinos - 25 November 2011
LONDON, November 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest casino jackpot online, the Beach Life $5 million jackpot [ ] is still waiting to won at select Euro Partners casinos After reaching an unprecedented $4.8 millio - read more »
Foxwoods Reports October 2011 Slot Revenue - 16 November 2011
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foxwoods Resort Casino® said today that slot revenue in October was $50.9 million, off 11.2 percent from the same month last year. Handle for October, the first month in Foxwoods new fiscal year, was $596.8 million, 14.4 percent lower than in October 20 - read more »
IGT Installs First sbX(TM) System Solution in Panama at Fantastic Casino Albrook - 11 November 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today the installation of its sbX(TM) system at Fantastic Casino Albrook, a CIRSA property, located in Panama. "We are very proud to be the first customer in Panama to adopt IGT's sbX(TM) server-based gaming system solution," - read more »
Free Online Poker Site Launch Common Sense Beginners Poker Lesson Series - 11 November 2011
London, United Kingdom, November 10, 2011 --( US Legal free online poker site has announced a series of poker lessons specifically for online poker players, written by full time online poker pro, 22 year old, Justin Skovholt.The first series of lessons, which will all be free access, are for no - read more »

December 2011

Unified Strategies Group Selects USA Technologies to Provide ePort Cashless Payment and Wireless Telemetry Solution to Membership - 21 December 2011
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT), a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, today announced a new agreement with Unified Strategies Group (USG) to provide the USG membership with - read more »
cTrader Announces Expansion of Business Development Team - 01 December 2011
LONDON, November 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- cTrader, a London-based technology company that develops FX trading platforms [ ] with ECN (Electronic Communications Network) brokerage capabilities today announced the expansion of its sales team with four new additions at Director level. - read more »
Money Laundering Course Wins Prestigious Award - 20 December 2011
CALGARY, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - A bold new approach to anti-money laundering (AML) training has paid off for Tamlo International Inc.  The company won a coveted Brandon Hall silver award for Best Custom Content for "Flag the Money - AML Training for Frontline Employees." The centerpiece of the program i - read more »
Saddle up: Sky Vegas Launches new Lone Ranger Slot Machine - 23 December 2011
LONDON, December 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online gaming franchise is inspired by the Wild West in its latest 5-reel slot machine game Online gaming lovers better saddle up and get their show on the road, for Sky Vegas continues to explore the new fronti - read more »