Gambling News Archives 2011

January 2011

‘Vacation USA’ Casino Game Premieres at Online Gambling Site, - 22 January 2011
London, United Kingdom, January 20, 2011 --( has added the Wagerworks slots, ‘Vacation USA’, to its suite of casino slots machine online games. Players can now play the new game, that is no download, as are all fruit machines games, on BlushBomb.‘Vacation USA’ takes the - read more »
Full House Resorts to Present at the 13th Annual ICR XChange - 08 January 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Full House Resorts (NYSE Amex US: FLL) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the 13th Annual ICR XChange Conference on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, California. The presentation will begin a - read more »
Diamondhead Casino Corporation Extends Letter of Intent - 28 January 2011
LARGO, Fla., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamondhead Casino Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: DHCC) (the "Company") announced that it had agreed to extend a Letter of Intent entered into with Phoenix Gaming and Entertainment, LLC ("Phoenix") for sixty days. DHCC owns, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mississippi - 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 »

February 2011

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 »
Sports Interaction: Oscar Bets Hedged on King’s Speech, Social Network - 26 February 2011
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director normally go hand in hand - why then does Sports Interaction ( make The King’s Speech favorite for Best Picture, but The Social Network’s David Fincher favorite for Best Dir - read more »
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 »
Spread Betting on the Move - 11 February 2011
LONDON, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "Mobile dealing is undoubtedly the future of spread betting and this view is reinforced by our clients' increasing willingness to trade on their mobile phones," says Joshua Raymond, Market Strategist at spread betting provider City Index ( - 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 »
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 »
Penn National Gaming to Participate in Telsey Advisory Group Spring Conference on March 29 - 25 March 2011
WYOMISSING, Pa.--(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 Telsey Advisory Group’s 3rd Annual Spring Consumer Confe - read more »
Full House Resorts Terminates Nevada State Bank Credit Facility - 31 March 2011
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Full House Resorts (NYSE Amex US: FLL) announced today that, in conjunction with its previously announced pending acquisition of the Grand Victoria Casino and Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, the Company has terminated its existing Nevada State Bank credit facility. The - read more »

April 2011 Reports Rapid Movement of Canadian Players to Legit Online Poker Rooms Following Recent Shutdown of Poker Sites - 28 April 2011
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- reported today on revealing statistics that show Canadian players now prefer to play at 888 Poker and Party Poker, unlike a week earlier when players closely followed American trends, by playing Full tilt poker and Pokerstars which were recently shut down - read more »
Century Casinos, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results - 01 April 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market® and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) today announced its financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter 2010 Highlights -- Net operating revenue was $15.6 million, a 2 - read more »
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend - 28 April 2011
DOVER, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly cash dividend on both classes of common stock of $.03 per share. The dividend will be payable on June 10, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business o - read more »
Viejas Casino to Set New Record This Weekend with $100,000 Guaranteed First Place Prize in Viejas Poker Classic III - 14 April 2011
--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viejas Casino: WHAT: The anticipation is building at Viejas Casino, where one skilled poker player is guaranteed to win a record $100,000 in this weekend’s Viejas Poker Classic III tou - read more »

May 2011

Leroy's SportsBook Adds Its Newest Location at the New Siena Hotel, Spa & Casino - 20 May 2011
LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Wagering, Inc.(AWI): (OTC Bulletin Board: BETM), a leading sports wagering service and technology provider, announced today that it has built its seventy-third sportsbook outlet at the new Siena Hotel, Spa & Casino in downtown Reno, Nevada. The newly revamped Casin - read more »
PokerTek Announces Investment Led by Board and Executives - 20 May 2011
MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) announced today that it has initiated a private placement of its common shares to accredited investors, including certain of the Company’s executives and members of its Board of Directors, and has received subscription agreement - read more » to Host Expert Roundtable Addressing Online Gambling Industry and Recent Legislation - 20 May 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading community for business expertise, with more than 1 million members and over 5,000 business and technology experts, today announced it will be hosting an expert roundtable teleconferencethisweek, "The Online Gambling Industry Explained". The event will - read more »
Table Trac, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Brian Hinchley as Chief Financial Officer - 20 May 2011
MINNETONKA, Minn., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Table Trac, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBTC), a developer and provider of casino management and table game management systems for the global gaming industry today announced that Brian Hinchley will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer. "Brian is an accomplished fi - read more »

June 2011

WPT® Television Ratings Jump 35% - 18 June 2011
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Just over halfway through its ninth season, the World Poker Tour® is pleased to report a 35% increase in ratings over the previous season. According to Nielsen Media Research, Season IX’s household rating has jumped from .52 to .70, with an average n - read more »
Sterling Sliver 3D Slots Launches a New Dimension in Online Gaming at - 02 June 2011
VILLA, Malta, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Online Casino Launches the Next Step in the Evolution of Online Gaming, the 3D Video Slot Game Online Casino has announced that it will be releasing the next step in the online gaming revolut - read more »
Good Things Come in 3s as WinADay Celebrates 3rd Year of One-of-a-Kind Online Casino Games - 22 June 2011
Three years ago tomorrow,, a casino unlike anything online slots players had ever seen, took its first cash bet. There were only a handful of games back then but like today they were all completely unique, created by WinADay, and not available at any other online casino. Since then a lot more incredi - read more » Publishes Free Online Poker Coaching Lesson 3 of Their Graduating from Free Online Poker to Cash Poker Series - 19 June 2011
London, United Kingdom, June 18, 2011 --( Leading free online poker games site have published part 3 of their free online poker coaching series aimed at teaching free poker players how to graduate to playing and winning on real money poker sites.This series forms part of NoPayPOKER’s stra - read more »

August 2011

City Index Offers £150 Trading Credit* to New Traders - 01 August 2011
LONDON, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial trading provider City Index is offering traders an exclusive introductory GBP150 trading credit when they deposit GBP500 into a new City Index account*. To claim their credit, traders simply make their deposit and place three trades at GBP3 per poi - read more »
Lakes Entertainment Announces Joint Venture for Dania Jai Alai Casino Development - 25 August 2011
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO) announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Dania Entertainment Center, LLC (“DEC”) for the management and redevelopment of the existing Dania Jai Alai fronton in Dania Beach, Florida, to convert it into - read more »
Fortuna Entertainment Move to EGASS Affiliate Systems - 03 August 2011
Colchester, United Kingdom, August 02, 2011 --( Fortunawin, part of Fortuna Entertainment Group, the largest provider of odds betting in Central and Eastern Europe, has signed an agreement with UK-based Network Media Services to implement the EGASS affiliate management system on its betting por - read more »
Viejas Casino Guests Celebrate 20-Year Winning Streak - 25 August 2011
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with special events and promotions during September...including a drawing for a 2012 Corvette. And on September 13, Viejas Casi - read more »

September 2011

Spotlight 29 Welcomes Disco Divas on October 15th - 30 September 2011
COACHELLA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prepare to boogie the night away on Saturday, October 15th at 8pm, as four powerhouses in the disco world hit the stage in the Spotlight 29 Casino Showroom. Disco Divas features Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Anita Ward, and Evelyn "Champagne" King. Tickets are $25 - 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 »
Cantor Gaming to Operate New Race and Sports Book at the Plaza Hotel and Casino - 01 September 2011
LAS VEGAS, August 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Partnership will introduce mobile gaming to downtown Las Vegas The Plaza Hotel and Casino and Cantor Gaming announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement for Cantor Gaming - read more »
Epic Poker League Announces Inaugural Broadcast Schedule on CBS Television Network and Discovery Communications’ Velocity - 21 September 2011
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Epic Poker League - the new professional poker league which held its first event last month at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas - today announced the broadcast schedule for its Inaugural Season. The League’s initial telecast schedule will feature 20 hours of or - read more »

October 2011

Grand Prive Releases New Hit - Bucksy Malone - 01 October 2011
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Grand Privé Casino has announced a brand new addition to its stable which promises to take players to the next level of visual innovation, exuberant entertainment and big winnings. BUCKSY MALONE is a high-tech, fun-filled foray into the world of the - read more »
DEQ Unveils Panda 8 for EZ Baccarat - 04 October 2011
LEVIS, QC, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - DEQ Systems Corp. (TSXV: DEQ) ("DEQ" or the "Company"), a leading provider of table game bonusing, jackpot and loyalty solutions, announced today that it has unveiled the Panda 8(TM) side bet for the EZ Baccarat((TM)) operating system. The Panda 8 Side bet is a 25:1 sid - read more »
DEQ directly installs its 1000th unit - 20 October 2011
LEVIS, QC, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - DEQ Systems Corp. (TSXV: DEQ) ("DEQ" or the "Company"), a leading provider of table game bonusing, jackpot and loyalty solutions, announced today that it has installed its 1000(th) unit directly for a total number of units installed of 1375 with distributors and direct c - read more »
Free Online Poker Site Launch 2011 Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Freeroll Tournament Series - 14 October 2011
London, United Kingdom, October 12, 2011 --( US Legal free online poker site has announced a series of four holiday celebration freeroll tournaments.The free poker tournaments will run on Halloween (Monday 31st October), Thanksgiving (Thursday 24th November), Christmas Day (Sunday 25th December - read more »

November 2011

Halloween 888Genie Madness at 888poker - 03 November 2011
GIBRALTAR, November 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 888poker, the fastest growing online poker brand and the recipient of the "Best Poker Software" EGR Award, got into the spooky spirit this Halloween with a Halloween Costume Contest on the webcam operated PokerCam tables. (Photo: - read more »
Two Tickets Split Pennsylvania Cash 5 Jackpot of More than $800,000 - 22 November 2011
Winning Tickets Sold in Susquehanna, Centre Counties MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets worth more than $400,000 each from the Nov. 20 drawing were sold at the following locations: -- Uni Mart, 315 W. Aaron Drive, State College, Centre County. -- Con - read more »
A Wish for Animals Presents Their 2nd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser - 02 November 2011
COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A Wish for Animals is proud to announce their 2nd annual Casino Night Fundraiser, hosted at the Rod Alan Showroom in Costa Mesa located at 3001 Red Hill Avenue. The event takes places on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and partici - read more »
Can Tebow do it Again at Jets v Broncos? BetOnline says Probably not - 17 November 2011
PANAMA CITY, November 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow set NFL back to the days of leather helmets, when he completed just two passes in their 17-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Considering Tebow will be facing Darrelle Revis and the rest of the t - read more »

December 2011

Global Gaming Events Announces $6,000 in Slot Freeroll Prizes - 01 December 2011
Las Vegas, NV, November 30, 2011 --( Global Gaming Events is launching two casino freeroll tournaments with Casino Titan to be held in December 2011, with total cash prizes reaching a whopping $6,000.Between Saturday 10th December 2011 at 1pm EST and Sunday 11th December at 1pm EST, all players who have regis - read more »
Sam Holden: All Access Documentary Sneak Peak - 23 December 2011
GIBRALTAR, December 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- British poker professional and Team 888poker ambassador, Sam Holden, has taken the poker world by storm in 2011 with winnings totaling almost a million dollars. To take a look back on Sam's exciting journey, Spade Social in partnership with 888poker developed - read more »
Pennsylvania Cash 5 Ticket Worth Nearly $514,000 Sold in Monroe County - 30 December 2011
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth nearly $514,000 from the Dec. 28 drawing was sold at Brewskies Beverage Inc., 55 N. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 08-20-28-42-43, to win a jackpot of - read more »
Penn National Gaming Names Wayne Smith General Manager of Hollywood Casino Joliet - 23 December 2011
WYOMISSING, Pa. & JOLIET, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that subject to customary regulatory approvals, Wayne Smith has been named General Manager of Hollywood Casino Joliet effective in early January 2012. He succeeds Jon Johnson, who serve - read more »