Gambling News Archives 2012

January 2012

Gamesys: Woman Wins Over £16k from 10p Online Bingo Stake at Jackpotjoy! - 07 January 2012
LONDON, January 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the web's most popular online bingo sites, Jackpotjoy, has announced details of a record win. Mrs. Janet A bagged GBP16,211 on the website's popular 75-ball version of the game, saying she is "shocked and surprised!" adding that she "can't wait for a public - read more »
Most Successful Blackjack Player in 2011 - 28 January 2012
South Bend, IN, January 27, 2012 --( Blackjack authority Ace Ten has made a list of the most earning blackjack players of 2011 and the man on top of the list was Don Johnson. Johnson won a huge amount of money, over $15.1 million, from three different Atlantic City casinos last summer.The world’s leadin - read more »
Free Online Poker Site Announce Partnership with MintedPoker - 30 January 2012
London, United Kingdom, January 29, 2012 --( US player welcoming free online poker site has announced a partnership with USA player friendly cash poker site Minted Poker.While true free poker as offered by NoPayPOKER was never affected by the US clampdown on online poker, players who wanted to - read more »
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise Chooses Bally Systems Solutions; Implements iVIEW DM™and Elite Bonusing Suite™to Create Total Player Experience Throughout Casinos - 06 January 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, interactive applications, and networked systems for the global gaming industry, today announced that Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise has signed a master license agreement - read more »

February 2012

MTR Gaming Group Inc., Installs State-of-the-Art Construction Web Cam at Scioto Downs - 23 February 2012
Chester, WV, February 22, 2012 --( MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) recently installed a state-of-the-art wireless web cam at the construction site of the new Scioto Downs Casino and Racetrack in Columbus, Ohio.The new system is rugged, maintenance free, and completely self-contained. It sends and rece - read more »
Celebrate the Oscars with Grande Vegas Casino -- Facebook Contest and Bonuses up to $900 - 20 February 2012
February 21, 2012 (Road Town, British Virgin Islands) To celebrate the 84th Academy Awards, Grande Vegas Casino ( has prepared a unique week full of bonuses and chances to win. Therell be nine Oscar-themed online casino bonuses totaling $900 and the chance to get a 50% cash back bonus on M - read more »
Senate Committee Hearing Focuses on Justice Department Internet Gambling Ruling - 10 February 2012
Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative Calls on Congress to Act on Legislation to Regulate Internet Gambling Activity WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing today will explore how Indian tribes could be impacted by the recent U.S. Department of - read more »
Gamesys: Online Slots Player Wins a Prize fit for a Billionaire Tycoon on Jackpotjoy's Tycoons Progressive! - 24 February 2012
LONDON, February 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackpotjoy have announced details of their latest big money winner; a Mrs. Doreen H won an incredible GBP11,942 on her favourite online slots [ ] game Tycoons Progressive. Based on the lifestyle of the true 1920s tyc - read more »

March 2012

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® Grand Opening Set for Multi-faceted Rock 'n Roll Themed Amusement Attraction in Las Vegas - 08 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®, a unique rock 'n roll themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS® is set to open on Thursday, March 15 with co- founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, as well as band members Tommy Thayer an - read more »
Gamesys: Online Slots Winner Goes Wild on Jackpotjoy's Reel Wild West - 17 March 2012
LONDON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackpotjoy made 2012 a great new year for one lucky lady, as Miss Sharon D pocketed the super sum of GBP3,084! The winnings came from playing on Jackpotjoy's Reel Wild West game, a variation of the classic slots game, which has a top prize of GBP15,000. The - read more »
IGT Launches IGT Cloud at Olympic Casino in Estonia - 21 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry, today announced the go live of the IGT Cloud at the newly remodeled Reval Park Hotel & Casino in Tallinn, Estonia. "The effect that - read more »
Bodog Poker now in Asia - 06 March 2012
LONDON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the Bodog Network launched their Recreational Poker Model last year the poker industry steadily changed the type of player it seeks to attract to its tables. Almost immediately other poker rooms changed their rakeback structure, Microgaming upped the number of - read more »

April 2012

Presque Isle Downs & Casinos Bad Beat Jackpot Tops $100,000 - 05 April 2012
Erie, PA, April 04, 2012 --( The Presque Isle Downs & Casino poker room announced today that its bad beat jackpot has surpassed $100,000.“We are super excited that our jackpot has reached the $100,000 mark!,” said Christine Stacey, Poker Room Manger. “Someone stands to win over $50,000 f - read more »
Betfred Donate to Haven House Children's Hospice for Every Century Break at the Crucible - 21 April 2012
SHEFFIELD, England, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheffield, World Championship title sponsor Betfred will donate GBP200 to Haven House Children's Hospice for every century break during the 17 days in Sheffield. Fred Done, Boss of Betfred, said: "I am delighted to support Haven House. For every - read more »
Gamesys: Tycoon Online Slots Player Takes Home the Jackpot! - 21 April 2012
LONDON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Miss Samantha N was delighted to have won a jackpot prize of GBP14,963 on premier gaming website, Jackpotjoy. The extensive slots offering features many different slot themes, bonuses games, prizes, even free slots are available at Jackpotjoy [http://www.jackpotjo - read more »
Scarlet Raven Texting, Named TEXT Message Provider for National Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow 2012 - 01 April 2012
Crystal, MN, March 31, 2012 --( Scarlet Raven Texting, ( a 100% Native American-owned company powered by Textus Technologies, was named the “official” text message provider for National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Tradeshow 2012 in San Diego, California, April 1-4th. Tradeshow a - read more »

May 2012

Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Greene County - 30 May 2012
Jackpot for May 29 Drawing Grows to $32 Million MIDDLETOWN, Pa., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million from the May 25 drawing was sold at Bobtown Market, corner of Baldhill Church Road and Bobtown Hill Road, Bobtown, Greene County. The winning ticket correctly mat - read more »
GoldenBoys Relaunches With Revamped Website and Weekly Insider Tips - 31 May 2012
LONDON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated stock market betting [ ] site has relaunched its online offering with a brand new website focused on its popular and innovative Millionaires game, comb - read more »
Cash Prizes for Casual Players Now Available at Titan Poker - 02 May 2012
LONDON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its upgraded loyalty program, popular online poker room Titan Poker offers industry-leading incentives for members of all levels., the leading online poker site [ ] in Europe, has upgraded its VIP Program and i - read more »
Horseshoe Cleveland, Ohio's First Casino, Opens Its Doors To The Public - 16 May 2012
CLEVELAND, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Horseshoe Casino, Ohio's first full-service casino, officially opened its doors to the public the evening of Monday, May 14. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: - read more »

June 2012

Shuffle Master Announces Decision Not to Proceed With Ongame Network Acquisition - 28 June 2012
LAS VEGAS, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) ("Shuffle Master" or the "Company") today announced that after careful consideration it has decided not to proceed with the acquisition of Ongame Network Limited. (Logo: - read more »
GCA Appoints David B. Lopez to Position of President - 06 June 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA), a global provider of innovative cash access, cash handling solutions and business intelligence services for gaming establishments, today announced the appointment of David B. Lopez to the position of President effective - read more »
Lacrosse - the nation's fastest growing sport - added to 15th annual Let's Play Hockey International Expo in Las Vegas - 22 June 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lacrosse, which has been the nation's fastest growing sport for years, will be added to the product mix at the 15th annual Let's Play Hockey International Expo in Las Vegas, October 16-17, 2012. According to the National Sporting Goods Association, lacrosse participati - read more »
Boyd Gaming Corporation Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes Due 2020; Offering Size Increased To $350 Million - 01 June 2012
LAS VEGAS, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it has priced an offering of senior notes due 2020. The aggregate principal amount of notes to be issued in the offering increased from $300,000,000 to $350,000,000. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 9 - read more »

July 2012

Foxwoods Reports June Slot Revenue - 14 July 2012
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foxwoods Resort Casino® today reported that its slot revenue for the month of June 2012 was $49.5 million compared to $51.0 million for the same period in 2011. Visitors wagered $575.7 million during the month, a decline in handle of 6.6 percent from th - read more »
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Announces Summer Six Pack of Poker 500 and Other Tournament News in Crown Royal Poker Room - 01 July 2012
Dover, DE, June 30, 2012 --( Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is hosting six tournaments beginning in July. Each tournament will have $500 added to the prize pool and have a buy in of $60 with a $6,500 starting stack. The tournaments will be held on July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 and Aug. 2, 2012 in the Crown Royal Po - read more »
Race to the Royal Flush Starts Now - 12 July 2012
LONDON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Win a SPT semi-final seat of your choice by being dealt an elusive Royal Flush Have you ever been dealt a Royal flush when playing online poker [ ]? Well, Sky Poker on average see one Royal Flush for every 318,000 hands dealt. This equ - read more »
Powerball® Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Butler County - 31 July 2012
Aug. 1 Powerball Jackpot Rises to $158 Million MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the July 28 drawing was sold at Cranberry Shop 'n Save, 1197 Freedom Road, Cranberry, Butler County. The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 05-06 - read more »

August 2012

Live Casino Adds 15 New 3D Slot Games - 13 August 2012
London, United Kingdom, August 12, 2012 --( The 15 new games, including another Castle themed slot, are added to the current selection of 11 games, making a total of 26 3D slots for players to enjoy.Alex Robinson, a representative from the team commented on the news: “We want to offer p - read more »
Sky Vegas Serve up a Fantastic Range of Online Casino Games, fit for all Tastes - 12 August 2012
LONDON, August 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect mix of old and new casino games makes for a winning recipe full of delicious cash prizes The heat is being turned up inside Sky Vegas' fabled casino lobby. Excitement is brimming because the online casino [h - read more »
Gamesys: A Test of Luck That Paid Off With Online Bingo Treat at Jackpotjoy! - 31 August 2012
LONDON, August 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Little did Mandy B know that playing 90 Ball Bingo games on Jackpotjoy [ ] would lead her to a fantastic win of Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Nine Pounds! 'Thank you so much for my fantastic Jackpot win!' Said the winner once she'd - read more »
Gamesys: Woman Wins Just Under £17k at Jackpotjoy Bingo! - 24 August 2012
LONDON, August 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackpotjoy, one of the biggest gaming destinations on the web, have announced another big winner. Miss Elaine T, from an undisclosed location, gave a statement to the site on hearing of her massive win. Elaine won GBP16,983 at Jackpotjoy's great 75 Ball Bin - read more »

September 2012

Scoop6 Guaranteed at Half a Million Pounds - 08 September 2012
MANCHESTER, England, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend's totescoop6 has been guaranteed at half a million pounds. Betfred boss Fred Done has guaranteed both the win fund and the bonus at quarter of a million pounds each. Betfed boss Fred Done said, "It's a big weekend f - read more »
Full House Resorts to Present at the Craig-Hallum 3rd Annual Alpha Select Conference - 25 September 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Full House Resorts (NYSE Amex US: FLL) announced today that Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer Mark Miller will be presenting at the Craig-Hallum 3rd Annual Alpha Select Conference at the Sentry Centers in New York City on Thursday, September 27, 2012. The - read more »
Pennsylvania Cash 5 Ticket Worth More Than $1 Million Sold in Dauphin County - 11 September 2012
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth more than $1 million from the Sept. 7 drawing was sold at 7-Eleven, 4811 Derry St., Harrisburg, Dauphin County. The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 03-13-21-24-31, to win a jackpot of $1,042,371.50, less - read more »
Justin Bieber Attracts Army of Fans to Sydney’s Star Casino, announce Lucky Nugget - 05 September 2012
SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Justin Bieber fans flocked to the Star Casino in Sydney in a gamble to catch a glimpse of their favourite teen idol, announce Lucky Nugget. The Canadian singing sensation has been staying at the city’s leading casino during his Australian publicity tour, and he’ - read more »

October 2012

'Feel the Beat' as Pulse Casino Goes Live - 04 October 2012
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Exciting new online casino licensed in Isle of Man [ ] launches on the Cash Ball Network, offering a fantastic array of games from NYX Gaming Group and Microgaming. With an internationally respected Is - read more » Night at the Fitz Live RouletteTournament - 18 October 2012
London, United Kingdom, October 17, 2012 --( Lucky Live Casino is offering a trip to Dublin, Irland as the first prize in a new Live Roulette tournament that starts on October 9th through December 9th. The top 10 players will be given prizes. The first place winner will be given a trip to the famous Fitzwilli - read more »
Win Win for Young Crown Bingo Player - 14 October 2012
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, October 13, 2012 --( It’s not just older ladies and gents that like to play bingo these days - it’s becoming increasingly popular with young people all over the country, one of them being 25 year old Lucy aka ilovewinning21.The Hull florist came back to the sit - read more »
LodgeNet Gaming Market Initiative Driving Room Base Growth - 19 October 2012
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET), the leading provider of interactive media and connectivity services to hospitality and healthcare businesses and the consumers they serve, today said that the company is making significant inroads into the gami - read more »

November 2012

1.4 Million to be Awarded During Bulldog777's 'Poker Maximus III' Poker Tournament Series - 28 November 2012
28 November 2012 (London, UK) Poker Maximus is back at and this time theres $1,400,000 in guaranteed prizes over 11 days of online poker tournaments starting tomorrow, 29th November. Therell be a minimum of three events every day with a wide range of buy-ins from $11 to $530 to appeal to all levels - 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 »
H2RAgency andWalshBrandingForm StrategicPartnership - 07 November 2012
Loveland, CO, November 06, 2012 --( H2R, Inc., the premier direct response gaming agency has formed a strategic partnership with leading branding and interactive agency, Walsh Branding, to join their collective expertise and create a team poised to deliver the best full‐service marketing and branding st - read more »
Poarch Creek Resumes Development Of Wetumpka Property - 01 November 2012
POARCH CREEK INDIAN NATION, Ala., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has resumed its development plans for a hotel and casino on land it owns in Wetumpka, Alabama. This decision comes after suspending construction of the project in a show of good faith so that leadership from Poarch - read more »

December 2012

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 wouldnt believe hed won till he had the money in his hands. He received his pay out promptly -- but between taxes and student loans he said he wont have it long. - read more »
Get Face to Face with Arctic Wildlife in WinADay's New Wild Alaska Slot with Generous Free Spins Feature - 13 December 2012
13 December 2012 (London, UK) WinADay Casino takes players to the northern wilderness with its new Wild Alaska slots game. The new game is generous with free spins and multiplies wins 3x in its bonus rounds. A 50% deposit bonus is available today to give players some free cash for trying the new game. A tournament - read more »
New 'Boiling Point' Jackpot Meter on Slotastic's New 'Spirit of the Inca' Slot Flags Hot Jackpots - 12 December 2012
December 12, 2012 (London, UK) A Priestess and an Incan Spirit guide players to opulent riches hidden amongst ancient temples in the latest new game at Slotastic Casino. The new Spirit of the Inca is the first from RTG to have the new Boiling Point jackpot feature that shows players just how hot the games five netw - read more »
Omni Casino Celebrates 15th Anniversary - 01 December 2012
Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles, November 30, 2012 --( Omni Casino was established in November 1997 as one of the first online casinos and is the flagship brand of Peak Interactive. Since the beginning, Omni Casino has focused on providing their members a pure casino entertainment experience as the #1 most t - read more »