Gambling News Archives 2012

January 2012

Slotland Players Split $55,500 in Year-End Bonuses - 17 January 2012
17 January 2012 (London, UK) – has just paid more than $50,000 in year-end casino bonuses to its most active players. Every year at this time the long-popular online slots site gives this special bonus to its top depositors.“All of our players are eligible for this annual bonus,” said Slotland manager Mic - read more »
International Game Technology Hosts First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Call and Webcast on Tuesday, January 24 - 06 January 2012
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) will host a conference call regarding its First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 earnings release on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. PST. The access numbers are as follows: Domestic callers dial 8 - read more »
Read All About It! Currency Spread Betting on the News - 26 January 2012
LONDON, January 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most important catalysts for short term movements in the forex markets is economic data. This provides plenty of opportunities for currency spread betting [ ] based on news and d - read more »
Australia's Magic Millions Launches World First Female Only Incentive Thoroughbred Race - 09 January 2012
QUEENSLAND, Australia, January 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Magic Millions today officially launched a $500,000 incentive for women to own thoroughbred horses, with the ambition to drive interest about employment opportunities and raising awareness about women's involvement in the horse racing industry. - read more »

February 2012

Two New Slots from Microgaming Join Red Flush Online Casino - 12 February 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa, February 11, 2012 --( Red Flush Online Casino announced this week the addition of two new video slots to its portfolio of casino games, namely Great Griffin and Power SpinsTM – Atomic 8s. The new casino games were released on February 8, 2012 on both the casino’s Downlo - read more »
Get Your Free Chip to Try WinADay Casino's New 'Hold the Riches' Slots Game with Free Spins and Hold Button - 14 February 2012
If you like free spins (who doesn't?!) and if you like to play slots strategically using a 'hold' button, you're going to love the latest new slots game at WinADay Casino! Hold the Riches celebrates the good life with images of yachts, private jets, jewelry and vintage cognac and, like all their unique games, is avail - read more »
Sale of Smaller Riverboat Complete in Lake Charles, Louisiana - 10 February 2012
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ISLE) announced today that it has completed the sale of Grand Palais Riverboat, Inc. including the smaller of the Company's two riverboats in Lake Charles to Bossier Casino Venture LLC for $15 million. Concurrent with - read more »
Gamesys: Jackpotjoy Winner Scoops ÂŁ583k in a Single Spin! - 25 February 2012
LONDON, February 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One lucky Jackpotjoy player landed the deal of a lifetime as they scooped a monster GBP583,089.46p playing the site's award winning Deal or No Deal Slot game... are famous for their progressive jackpots, and regularly give away breathtaking - read more »

March 2012

Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack Appoints General Manager of Gaming - 13 March 2012
Chester, WV, March 12, 2012 --( MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced today that it has named industry veteran Troy J. Buswell to the position of Vice President and General Manager of Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack in Columbus, Ohio, effective immediately. The casino is currently under constr - read more »
Wind Creek Player Wins $1,032,535 - 17 March 2012
Atmore, AL, March 16, 2012 --( Rocket Gaming Systems® is pleased to announce that its popular Gold Series® line of Class II games has awarded its second million dollar prize of 2012. On Saturday, March 3rd, a lucky player was awarded a Gold Series top progressive prize of $1,032,535 while playing Ro - read more »
VGTel dba 360 Entertainment & Productions to Acquire Nationwide Distribution Agreement from Western Capital Ventures, Inc. as Entry into Internet Sweepstakes Arena - 14 March 2012
NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VGTel dba 360 Entertainment & Productions (OTCQB: VGTL) (OTCBB: VGTL) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Western Capital Ventures, Inc. (WCV) to purchase its nationwide Distribution Agreement for the distribution of Internet Kiosks - arcade - read more »
Sydney's Newest Nightclub is Now Open - 31 March 2012
SYDNEY, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, Paris Hilton, Slash,, Joe Jonas and a whole host of other superstars helped launch Sydney's newest nightlife venue - Marquee - The Star, Sydney, a joint partnership between Echo Entertainment and Tao Group. To view the multimedia assets associated - read more »

April 2012

MoMinis Secures $4.5 Million Based on the Success of the PlayScape Mobile Mega-Game - 19 April 2012
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of the PlayScape Mega-Game as a distribution vehicle for mobile games, existing MoMinis investors BRM Group and Mitsui Ventures are investing $4.5 million in MoMinis' second round of funding. PlayScape pioneered the concept of Mega-Game i - read more »
Rounder Provides Facebook Update - 19 April 2012
TAMPA, Fla. & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rounder Inc. (“Rounder” or the “Company”) (Pink Sheets: RNDR) provided an update today on its progress in launching its RounderClub poker application on Facebook. The Company initially planned an early launch using an existing - read more »
Viva Las Vegas: Two Lucky Players off to Sin City with Sky Poker - 07 April 2012
LONDON, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two lucky Sky Poker players have just won their dream GBP10,000 all-inclusive holiday to Las Vegas The Sky Poker Viva Las Vegas competition has been running for little over a month, and the first two winners of the GBP10,000 once-in-a-lifetime holiday have be - read more » Sponsored Player Alan Davie Hits Winning Streak - 30 April 2012
30 April 2012 (London, UK) - sponsored and mentored player Alan Davie continues his winning streak. Davie started the week finishing 2nd in the $200,000 Guaranteed Sunday Blast on Poker Encore, winning an incredible $24,000 (€18,158) , and ended it with winning the €20,000 Guaranteed on Poker Time taking ho - read more »

May 2012

Gamesys: Irene vann 33 ganger i följd och hämta hem 1 475 000 kr pa Jackpotjoy! - 30 May 2012
STOCKHOLM, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Irene, 47 ar fran Gävle, hade otrolig nybörjartur som vann i 33 bonusrundor och hämtade hem hela 1475 000 kr pa Houdini slots i Jackpotjoys kasino [ ]. Houdini är en av manga slots med lyckliga storvinnare, förra m - read more »
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Record First Quarter Results - 02 May 2012
LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, as summarized in the table below. In the 2012 first quarter, revenues increased 4.6% or $12.8 million year over year to $293.0 million. Consolidated Adjusted EB - read more »
Slotland Giving $50 Free Chips to Try New 'Greatest Hits' Slots Game - 08 May 2012
8 May 2012 (London, UK) –’s new Greatest Hits slots game is a retro-style tribute to the music industry. It’s a beautiful five reel, 19 payline no download slots game with a bonus game where players can top the charts with their gold and platinum records – and multiply their winnings up to five times.Ever - read more »
Minnesota Racing Commission Legislation Requires New Therapeutic Medication Limits - 22 May 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC), which regulates horse racing and card clubs at race tracks in the state, announces the passage and signing into law of MRC sponsored legislation facilitating the establishment of therapeutic drug threshold limits for race h - read more »

June 2012

Spectra Systems Corporation To Acquire Key Assets From ESI Integrity - 07 June 2012
Research and Markets: the Global Business of Poker: Fourth Edition Offers You a Comprehensive Overview of the Key Markets and Includes Forecasts up to 2015 - 28 June 2012
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The Global Business of Poker: Fourth Edition" report to their offering. Much has changed within online poker over the last few years. T - read more »
Real Link is approved in Nevada - 22 June 2012
LEVIS, QC, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - DEQ Systems Corp. (TSXV: DEQ) ("DEQ" or the "Company"), a leading provider of table game bonusing, progressive jackpot and table game linking solutions, announces today that the Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved the interlinked casino wide area progressive system - read more »
Foxwoods reports May slot revenue, big name acts coming this summer - 16 June 2012
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Slot revenue at Foxwoods Resort Casino® in May 2012 was $50.4 million, a slight increase from the previous month but a decline of $5.4 million or 9.8 percent from the same period a year ago. Slot handle was off from June 2011, down 13.3 percent to $588. - read more »

July 2012

Lotus and Ferrari Getting Closer in Chasing Down Red Bull - 17 July 2012
LONDON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- bwin's F1 mid-season overview After a poor 5 points at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, McLaren Mercedes have called a crisis meeting. At the same time, Mark Webber signed another 1-year-contract with Red Bull to help secure his chance of winning the ti - read more »
TC Group Americas Honors Technomedia Solutions for Commitment to Tannoy and LAB.gruppen Brands - 26 July 2012
ORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TC Group Americas Inc. has recognized Technomedia Solutions for its outstanding support with an award for its commitment to the Tannoy, Dynaudio and LAB.gruppen brands. Technomedia, distinguished for their groundbreaking concepts and talent in the audio visual techn - read more »
Playtech Licensees Launch Casino and Poker Rooms in the Newly Regulated Spanish Market - 06 July 2012
LONDON, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software and services for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, is delighted to announce significant casino and poker launches in the newly-regulated Spanish market. (Logo: http: - read more » Contest Winners Going to Russia for Red Hot Chilli Peppers Concert - 04 July 2012
5 July 2012 (London, UK) – Two players at Casino and Poker have won free trips to St. Petersburg, Russia to see a Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Each of the randomly drawn winners won a $10,000 prize package to attend the July 20th concert at Petrovsky Stadium in St Petersburg. One of them didn’t even realize s - read more »

August 2012

Virgin Mobile Casino Launches IGT Classics: Cleopatra and Da Vinci Diamonds Mobile! - 10 August 2012
LONDON, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Games, the leading online gaming company, has today announced the release of Cleopatra [ ] and the much anticipated Da Vinci Diamonds Mobile [ ] at Virgin Mobile Casino. Cleopatra, one of the world's most popul - read more »
Bingo Liner's Mega Bingo Marathon for August - 22 August 2012
ALDERNAY, Channel Islands, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who enjoy playing bingo, the Mega Bingo Marathon that Bingo Liner is hosting is an event that cannot be miss. The marathon, which is aptly named, is a contest that takes place everyday through the month of August and offers guaranteed - read more »
888poker Super Stack is Coming to Marbella! - 09 August 2012
GIBRALTAR, August 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Online poker giant 888poker is coming to Marbella, Spain. The meteoric rise of the 888poker Super Stack live events continues and 888poker has now added a new leg to the series on the Costa del Sol. Following the success of the Madrid Super Stack in July, - read more »
Slot Survivor World Series Launching Soon - 01 August 2012
Toronto, Canada, July 31, 2012 --( As the last month of summer hits, exciting developments are hitting Red Flush Casino too - in the form of the Slot Survivor World Series, which launches in August.The seventh edition in the series for Red Flush, it’s Slot Survivor like never before. Over $150,000 in ca - read more »

September 2012

Haunted Hotel Ball Checks In To Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay This Halloween! - 14 September 2012
CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago and Phoenix/Scottsdale's biggest Halloween costume party, Haunted Hotel Ball, checks in to the Las Vegas Strip's Mandalay Bay on Saturday, October 27, 2012 with a live performance from Havana Brown of her 2012 Billboard #1 hit single and a $5,000 costume contest - read more »
Wynn Resorts Is Sole Nevada Company on Fortune Magazine's List of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies - 25 September 2012
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynn Resorts was the only Nevada company to make the list of Fortune Magazine's "Fastest-Growing Companies," coming in at No. 26 overall on the list. The Sept. 24 edition offers the magazine's "annual list of high achievers--ranked by growth in revenue, profits, - read more »
SuperCasino Mobile Online Casino Ups Its Game - 22 September 2012
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Those who want to game on the go will find even more exciting online casino action at SuperCasino. Both Apple and android fans can get fantastic, expanded SuperCasino gameplay on their handheld devices (including the iPhone, iPad, and android tablets and phones) with - read more »
$70,000 in Casino Bonus Giveaways Kick Off the NFL Football Season at Intertops Casino - 05 September 2012
5 September 2012 (St. Johns, Antigua) – NFL football is back and Intertops Casino ( is kicking off the season by giving away $70,000 in prizes in its "Football Team" promotion. As always, occasional players have just as much chance to win casino bonuses as frequent players do since weekly Gr - read more »

October 2012

Team 888poker Sit Down to Play at Day 1b WSOPE ME - 01 October 2012
GIBRALTAR, September 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe has been in full force since September 21st and now it is time for the main event. Today, September 30, 2012, is Day 1B and Team @888poker [ ] will be grinding the tables in hopes that all of t - read more »
Free Spins and Animated Pets Make New Fluffy Paws Slot at WinADay Fun - 04 October 2012
4 October 2012 (London, UK) – WinADay Casino’s new Fluffy Paws video slot game has three cuddly animated pets: Bunny, Kitty and Puppy. Slots players choose their bonus opportunities by choosing a pet to play along with them. Fluffy Paws is another one-of-a-kind slots game available only at - read more »
SBTech Sponsors BEGE Expo - Biggest Gaming Expo for the Eastern European Market - 03 October 2012
LONDON, October 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading sports betting software provider SBTech is delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring this year's BEGE exhibition in Sofia. BEGE Expo is the most important exhibition for leisure, gaming and the entertainment industry in the Balkans. The Expo draws - read more »
Office Pool App Offers $100K in Prizes - 31 October 2012
TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SportsHedge, a Canadian social gaming startup, has launched MegaPicks, a free office pool game that hopes to attract both serious and casual sports fans alike by offering $100K in prizes. (Photo: Current prizes - read more »

November 2012

Seasons Winnings Dates Announced - 25 November 2012
London, United Kingdom, November 24, 2012 --( The first day of Christmas has been announced for Red Flush Casino gamers, and it is 26 November.The online casino announced the start date for its annual festive tournament, Seasons Winnings, yesterday.“Seasons Winnings is the end of the year highlight for - read more »
Free $3400 Slots Tournament Launches New Gladiator Games Slot at - 07 November 2012
7 November 2012 (London, UK) – WinADay Casino is hosting a free slots tournament on its new Roman-themed slots game, Gladiator Games, this week. Gladiator Games features an incredible animated bonus game where players choose a gladiator to fight for their Trophy Chest. Gladiator Games is a 5 reel video slot with 30 pay - read more »
Online Casino Specialist Casino770 Launched New Slots Games - 01 November 2012
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Casino770 is a premier online games site dedicated to player satisfaction. We run regular promotions, offer bonuses to new and existing players and update our vast catalogue of games regularly to ensure our players are guaranteed a fantastic online games experience - read more »
Veteran Wins $500,000 Jackpot at Presque Isle Downs & Casino - 14 November 2012
Erie, PA, November 13, 2012 --( The casino celebrated Veterans Day on Sunday with a free buffet and $10 in slot play. But, one lucky veteran walked away with something much more.On Sunday, November 11, 2012 a Vietnam War Vet walked away with $500,000 with his progressive jackpot win.The $500,000 jackpot is th - read more »

December 2012

New 'Ice Queen' Online Slot Features Spellbinding Bonus Game -- Free Chip Now Available - 20 December 2012
Slotland’s new Ice Queen slots game is a sparkling winter fantasy from the pages of Hans Christian Andersen with a magical Bonus Game. The boy, kidnapped by the Ice Queen in the classic fairy tale, and the sister who struggles to rescue him, appear in the beautifully illustrated and animated Bonus Game. Players choose - read more »
Casino encourages players to share their good fortune byhelping the grass roots organization continue its work - 27 December 2012
27 December 2012 (London, UK) – The school that Slotland funded in Malawi is flourishing and the group behind it, boNGO Worldwide, is initiating new programs to help even more children. To help raise funds for the continuing operation of the group’s school and teacher training center, and for new projects including a - read more »
Win a Vegas Getaway from Bulldog777 Just by Tweeting and Sharing - 11 December 2012 is giving away its biggest prize package ever – and this is an online casino whose last vacation prize winners went to St Petersburg, Russia for a Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert. Its next big winner is going to Las Vegas to play in the casinos, see some shows and soak up some sun. The prize package incl - read more »
Bulldog777 Winner Has Trouble Believing $10K Win on Thunderstruck II Until He Received Payout - 05 December 2012
5 December 2012 (London, UK) – A young Welsh chef who won $10,000 playing slots at the other night was more skeptical than many and said he wouldn’t believe he’d won till he had the money in his hands. He received his pay out promptly -- but between taxes and student loans he said he won’t have it long.“ - read more »