Gambling News Archives 2011

January 2011

Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Adds Private Room at Star World Hotel & Casino - 28 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 »
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 »
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 »
Wynn Resorts Announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation by Wynn Las Vegas, LLC and Wynn Las Vegas Capital Corp. Related to Each Series of Their Outstanding First Mortgage - 21 January 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) announced today that its subsidiaries, Wynn Las Vegas, LLC and Wynn Las Vegas Capital Corp. (the “Issuers”), have commenced a consent solicitation to amend certain provisions of the indentures relating to their 7-7/8% Fir - read more »

February 2011

Premier League Darts: Announces Sponsorship - 11 February 2011
GIBRALTAR, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (, in association with the Professional Darts Corporation, is proud to announce the title sponsorship of the Premier League Darts. The Premier League Darts, featuring eight stars of the sport, will begin on Thursday at The - read more »
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Executive to Speak at JP Morgan Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference - 26 February 2011
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) Chief Financial Officer Dale Black is scheduled to speak at the JP Morgan Global High Yield & Leverage Finance Conference at Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Florida on Monday, February 28 at 4:40 pm eastern. Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc - read more »
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 »
March 3rd Deadline Approaching for New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill - 25 February 2011
New Jersey casinos await a decision on the modernisation of New Jersey’s Gaming Laws New Jersey may become the first state in the US to approve the regulation of intrastate online gambling, as Governor Chris Christie decides whether to sign Bill S490 into law. The Bill was passed in State’s Assembly and Senate in Janua - read more »

March 2011

GrandPrivé's DreamWheel Progressive Jackpot Won - 05 March 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- February has proved to be an exceptional month for Grand Privé Casinos’ progressive jackpot winners. The group has announced its latest winner - Mary S - who won over $83,000 playing the progressive jackpot DreamWheel Classic Slot. “It has - read more »
Mark Bellissimo Announces $80 Million Dollar Expansion Plans for Wellington Equestrian Industry - 24 March 2011
WELLINGTON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner and largest shareholder of Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEP), unveiled an $80 million dollar expansion plan for Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) and surrounding areas. WEP has invested over $225 million bui - read more »
Pastor Makes Hit Poker Movie with Rebel Pilgrim Productions - 25 March 2011
Cincinnati, OH, March 24, 2011 --( “I never exactly know how to answer the person next to me on the airplane who asks me what I do for a living,” says Joe Boyd, 37. “I mean, I’m a pastor…that’s what I was trained to do. But I am also an actor, a movie producer and an autho - read more »
Cash 5 Tickets Worth More Than $250,000 Each Sold in Philadelphia, Westmoreland Counties - 31 March 2011
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets worth more than $250,000 each from the March 25 drawing were sold at Rita's, 1901 Rhawn St., Philadelphia, and Slickville Deli, 154 Main St., Slickville, Westmoreland County. Both tickets correctly matched all five balls, 11-14- - read more »

April 2011

Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Accepts Invitation to Open VIP Room at New Galaxy Macau™Resort - 20 April 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 the Board of Directors has accepted the invitation to open a VIP room - 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 »
U.S. Commercial Gaming Shows Decline of Over 3% - 20 April 2011
NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 2011 edition of Casino City’s North American Gaming Almanac and CD, released today by Casino City Press, reports that in 2009 gaming revenue in the US declined by 3.15 percent, for a total of $88.24 billion. The Almanac contains over 600 pages on - read more »
Trump 9/1 for Back-to-Back Titles - 23 April 2011
SHEFFIELD, England, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Judd Trump is now 9/1 from 12/1 with the sponsors for the World Snooker Championship after storming into an 11-5 lead over Martin Gould in their second-round match. The recent winner of the China Open, who knocked out defending champion Neil Roberts - read more »

May 2011

Gambling Markets Analyzed in New Research Reports Published at - 28 May 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Market Publishers Ltd informs that new in-demand AM Mindpower Solutions LLC reports on various countries’ gambling markets have been added to its catalogue. Global Casino and Gaming Industry - Edition 2011. The report features detailed analysis of the - read more »
IGT to Introduce New Machine and New Asian Game Themes at G2E Asia - 31 May 2011
MACAU, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) will showcase its dedication to the Asia gaming market with the latest in fun, excitement and innovation at the Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) June 8-9 in Macau. IGT's featured portfolio delivers on the focus required to mee - read more »
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit against WMS Industries Inc. - 26 May 2011
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Robbins Geller”) ( today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of purchasers of WMS Indust - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Record Rolling Chip Turnover for April 2011 of US$1.464 Billion, Up 157% from Prior Year - 07 May 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 April 2 - 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 »
SkyWire Media, Inc. is Awarded Patent on Mobile Offers, Coupons, Trigger Events and Viral Messages - 03 June 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SkyWire® Media, Inc., a nationwide SMS Mobile Marketing and Mobile Application Development company, announced that it was awarded a new patent which includes ad-hoc, pre-scheduled SMS trigger events and viral messaging capabilities. The United States - 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 »
Empire Resorts Announces Term Sheet with Entertainment Properties Trust and MSEG LLC - 25 June 2011
MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: NYNY) (“Empire”) along with the management teams of Entertainment Properties Trust (“EPR”) and MSEG, LLC (together the “Companies”) reported that in furtherance of the exclusivity agreement that was an - read more »

August 2011

Caesars Entertainment's Linq Project to Revitalize Las Vegas Strip, Create Jobs - 18 August 2011
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Linq, a $550 million retail, dining, entertainment and hospitality district located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, will be unlike anything in the famed resort city. (Logo: Owned and operated by Caesars Enterta - read more »
Jackpotjoy: Miss Nicola K Thrilled at her Tiki Temple Win - 13 August 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Another Tiki Temple victory leaves Jackpotjoy winner Miss Nicola K thrilled as she walks away with a whopping win of £67,494! Speaking of her win she said, “I’m very, very happy with my win. Still can't believe it and can't wait for funds to hit the bank and th - read more »
Penn National Gaming Names Joe Hasson General Manager of Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg - 25 August 2011
WYOMISSING, Pa. & LAWRENCEBURG, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that subject to customary regulatory approvals, Joe Hasson, 55, has been named General Manager of Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg. Mr. Hasson will report to John Finamore, Senior Vi - read more »
Bellagio Unveils Newly Redesigned Guest Rooms - 17 August 2011
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Poised to set a new standard in luxury accommodations, Bellagio unveiled a fresh, elegant collection of newly redesigned rooms this week. Each of the three distinct color palettes was carefully created to further enhance the AAA Five Diamond guest experience at one of the worl - read more »

September 2011

Affinity Gaming Announces Reopening of St. Jo Frontier Casino - 30 September 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Affinity Gaming, LLC (the “Company”) announced today the reopening of its St. Jo Frontier Casino riverboat in St. Joseph, Missouri, which had been closed since June due to flooding from the Missouri River. “We thank the Missouri Gaming Commission, Ma - read more »
Top Talent Aron Ezra and Keith Michel Join Bally Technologies’ Mobile Program - 09 September 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, mobile and server-based solutions for the global gaming industry, today announced Aron Ezra and Keith Michel have joined the Company as Vice President of Mobile and Direc - read more »
£250 Amazon Voucher Giveaway Continues Through September - 08 September 2011
CHESTER, England, September 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The promotions at City Bingo [ ] are coming thick and fast at the moment as the free bingo [ ] specialists look to brighten up the dull September days. The GBP250 Amazon voucher giveaway has certainly got - read more »
Sightline Payments to Showcase Innovative Payment Solutions at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2011 - 24 September 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sightline Payments (Sightline), an innovative payments company to the gaming industry, will showcase several of its latest innovative payment products at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2011 trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 4th-6th. Sightline annou - read more »

October 2011

CORRECTED: Global Cash Access Sets Date for Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call - 28 October 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCA), today announced that it will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. ET to review its third quarter 2011 financial results. A press release with third quarter 2011 financial res - read more »
Lucky Club Casino Launches on New Nuworks Platform - 26 October 2011
October 25, 2011 (London, UK) – Lucky Club Casino ( launched on a new software platform today, bringing its players a mind-boggling suite of entirely new online casino games. The casino’s new “metro-style” design appeals to the iPhone / Windows8 generation that has been attracted to the trendy, upscale - read more »
On October 14th, Margaritaville Las Vegas Reclaimed the Guinness World Record for The Largest Margarita Ever Made in Celebration of the Margaritaville Casino Opening at Flamingo - 16 October 2011
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 14th at 5 O'clock in the evening Margaritaville broke the World Record for the largest margarita ever made as verified by Guinness World Records. The event was part of the Grand Opening festivities for the new Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo in Las Vegas. For multime - read more »
Boogie Nights Set To Open Nov. 4 At Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge - 29 October 2011
BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge announced that Boogie Nights, the ultimate 70s and 80s dance club, will be opening its doors on November 4th. The new night spot will celebrate its inaugural weekend with a Grand Opening celebration scheduled for November 4th and 5t - read more »

November 2011

Refer Friends and Win Prizes at City Bingo - 02 November 2011
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Alpari (UK) Launches Spread Betting on MetaTrader 4 - 11 November 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alpari (UK) Limited ("Alpari (UK)"), one of the leading global foreign exchange ("Forex", "FX") brokers, is introducing spread betting on the popular MetaTrader 4 platform. Additionally, in the United Kingdom, all profits from spread betting are totally tax free*. - read more »
Intertops Poker Hosting 5 Thanksgiving Free Rolls This Weekend - 24 November 2011
It's Thanksgiving in America this weekend -- one of the biggest holidays of the year and the official start to the Christmas shopping season. For those that won't be at the mall or stuffing a turkey, Intertops Poker is hosting five Thanksgiving Free Roll Tournaments and offering a 50% Reload Bonus until Sunday.In addit - read more »
Caesars Palace Celebrates Two-Year Renaissance with Historical Milestones - 05 November 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating a two-year renaissance, Las Vegas' world-class destination gaming resort Caesars Palace has launched an interactive media player to provide consumers and news media with the latest information, video and photography. The renaissance, which began in March 2011 with th - read more »

December 2011

All-site Anonymous Tables on new Bodog Poker Network Make it Fairest Place to Play - 01 December 2011
LONDON, November 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bodog has now taken a further step in implementing their Recreational Poker Model by launching new poker software. Bodog Network's VP considers this latest move to be an industry game changer as well as providing players with some of the best software in the bus - read more »
PopCap Games Launches Bejeweled® for Google Chrome; Plants vs. ZombiesTM and Peggle® for Android Marketplace - 14 December 2011
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced the immediate availability of Bejeweled® for the Google Chrome Web Store. The game has been customized specifically for the highly innovative HTML5 browser, with advanced 3d accelerated graphics and - read more »
Team 888poker Ambassador, Sam Holden Wins Late Night Poker - 10 December 2011
GIBRALTAR, December 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Team 888poker Ambassador, Sam Holden [ C:\Users\jenniferh\Documents\Press\ ] has the Midas touch at the poker table this year. Just after coming of a 8th place finish in the 2011 WSOP Main Event winning $782,115, Sam has now taken down the prest - read more »
Gamesys: Bingo Winner Scoops Four and a Half Grand at Jackpotjoy - 24 December 2011
LONDON, December 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Bingo [ ] and Casino [ ] site Jackpotjoy has given details of its latest big winner. Miss Donna C won GBP4,334 on the websites bingo game, Bingo 75, saying she is 'as happy as c - read more »