Gambling News Archives 2012

January 2012

1 OAK Las Vegas Kicks Off Grand Opening Weekend Celebration With Special "GiveLove" Charity Event Hosted by J. Molinari Jewelry Designers, Markus Molinari and Jason Arasheben, Along With Katy Perry - 25 January 2012
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Butter Group, New York City's preeminent lifestyle and hospitality company, announced today that J. Molinari Jewelry Designers, Markus Molinari and Jason Arasheben, along with Katy Perry, will host a special GiveLove charity event on Friday, January 27, 201 - read more »
Gamesys: Jackpotjoy Transform Christmas for One Lucky Online Bingo Winner - 05 January 2012
LONDON, January 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to his success on Jackpotjoy's Bingo 75 Ball game, this Christmas is looking very rosy indeed for online bingo player Mr Robert B who scooped a whopping GBP4,051 on his favourite online bingo [ ] site Jackpotjoy. - read more »
IGT Leads Industry with Localized and Region-Specific Games at ICE 2012 - 17 January 2012
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative games with localized content highlight International Game Technology's (NYSE: IGT) stand at ICE Totally Gaming in London, Jan. 24-26. IGT's groundbreaking, market-attuned games are designed to appeal to global audiences and are tailored for specif - read more »
Celebrate a Year of Winning at - 17 January 2012
LONDON, January 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than GBP2 million in cash outs by players at slots site in 2011 Just over one year ago Jackpot Party [ ] was launched as the most thrilling and sociable online casino site in the UK. Jackpot Party was - read more »

February 2012 Announced as New Sponsor at Cheltenham Festival 2012 - 16 February 2012
BRISTOL, England, February 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports Betting Community site are proud to confirm their sponsorship of the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival. From 2012, the race will be called the OLBG Mares Hurdle (for The David Nicholson Trophy). The first race under the new sponsorshi - read more »
Gamesys: Online Bingo Player Picks Up a Special Prize On Jackpotjoy's Monthly Draw! - 23 February 2012
LONDON, February 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular online gaming website Jackpotjoy has revealed its latest Bingo Special winner as Mrs. Valerie L, who banked an impressive GBP1000 in the monthly draw. The Jackpotjoybingo [ ] game is open to anyone who plays the hugely - read more »
Gamesys: Online Slots Player Celebrates Win on Jackpotjoy's Reel Wild West! - 02 February 2012
LONDON, February 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Details of the latest winner on popular gaming site Jackpotjoy have been released. Mr Richard N scooped a sizeable GBP2,276 on online slots [ ] favourite Reel Wild West - now ride 'em cowboy! Reel Wild West is the law - read more »
Popular Southern California Hot Spot Javier's Joins ARIA's Culinary Line-Up Late Summer 2012 - 28 February 2012
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARIA Resort & Casino announced today that Javier's will join its culinary family late summer. Javier's, a favorite hot spot for those in-the-know in Southern California and Los Cabos, Mexico, will introduce its regionally influenced Mexican cooking in an unrivaled - read more »

March 2012

IGT and Lottomatica Announce Partnership in Italy - 13 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, ROME, Italy, and PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) and Lottomatica Group (FTSE: LTO) today announced that they have entered into a strategic relationship to bring game content and game terminals to the Italian VLT (Comma 6b) gam - read more »
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 »
Casino Arizona Begins Construction on New Bingo Hall - 08 March 2012
SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Casino Arizona, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, today announced the property has begun construction on a bingo hall. The expansion project, which began in December, marks a return to bingo for the c - read more »
Spread Betting Gains Momentum Through Online and Mobile Trading - 06 March 2012
LONDON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spread betting has become increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional trading following developments in the online and mobile industries. In the past decade, spread betting has made a significant impact on trading physical shares using a stockbroker - read more »

April 2012

Apple Pie Poker Celebrates Launch with Two Global Gaming Events Awarding Holidays in Malta - 26 April 2012
London, United Kingdom, April 25, 2012 --( To celebrate the launch of Apple Pie Poker, Global Gaming Events has announced two sets of events in April and May. These events offer huge prizes for players; 2 holidays to Malta and $5,000 added to the prize pools.On Saturday, 28th April at 3pm EDT there is a freer - read more »
Beneficial Holdings Inc. (BFHJ), Casino And Gaming MOU & Advisor - 26 April 2012
LAS VEGAS, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beneficial Holdings Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BFHJ) is pleased to announce that it has commenced negotiations to finalize a binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") to acquire a significant interest in a domestic US operating company involved in gaming and casino interests - read more »
Boyd Gaming to Report First-Quarter Results; Host Conference Call and Webcast on April 24 - 17 April 2012
LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) announced today that the conference call to review the Company's first-quarter 2012 results will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. The conference call number is (866) 524-3160. No passcode is required. Please c - read more »
Fred Declares Title Race Over - 04 April 2012
MANCHESTER, England, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Betfred boss Fred Done has once again decided it's already time to pay out on Manchester United's 20th Premier League title. Two late goals for the reds at Blackburn on Monday night stretched their lead to five points and the Manchester United su - read more »

May 2012

Some People Call Him the Space Cowboy; Steve Miller Band to Perform at Table Mountain Casino! - 29 May 2012
FRIANT, Calif., May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Miller Band is known for catchy lyrics and captivating melodies; hooks that pull you in and stay with you long after the song is over. With an extensive list of hit songs and worldwide super stardom, Steve Miller Band has certainly made a name for themselves. S - read more »
Shuffle Master, Inc. Purchases Land in Las Vegas For New Consolidated Facility - 31 May 2012
LAS VEGAS, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) ("Shuffle Master" or the "Company") recently purchased nearly nine acres of land near Jones Boulevard and the I-215 in Las Vegas for a new consolidated facility. (Photo: - read more »
DEQ announces you can now play EZ Baccarat on Facebook - 23 May 2012
LEVIS, QC, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - DEQ Systems Corp. (TSXV: DEQ) ("DEQ" or the "Company") announcedthat, in conjunction with Talisman Group, EZ Baccarat has been developed on the Internet as a free play application on Facebook. You can find EZ Baccarat page and the game at "T - read more »
Win Big With Sky Bingo's Slot Spree - 22 May 2012
LONDON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky Bingo is giving away up to GBP2.5 million with the massive Slot Spree promotion Listen up bingo [ ] players! Sky Bingo has just launched the unbelievable Sl - read more »

June 2012

Play Texas Hold'em with Pamela Anderson with BamPoker Facebook App - 27 June 2012
Not long ago her Baywatch stardom made her the number one search term on the infant internet. Today, superstar actress, model and international celebrity Pamela Anderson launched BamPoker, calling it "the online gaming industrys most exciting virtual Facebook poker experience to date." The BamPoker Facebook App has th - read more »
Dreams Come True at Parx Casino® - 13 June 2012
PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parx Casino®, 2999 Street Road in Bensalem, PA, is celebrating the humanitarian and competitive spirit of the Olympics this summer. Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 1st, Parx will kick off the holiday week with USA fever during the Epic - read more »
“Star Arcade Launches Crazy Gardens, Its Latest Mobile Social Game” - 15 June 2012
HELSINKI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Star Arcade, the global leader for multiplayer mobile gaming today announced the launch of “Crazy Gardens” mobile social game that has been launched on the iPhone App Store, Google Play and the Nokia App Store. Crazy Gardens - 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 deals players winning hand with SAS® - 24 July 2012
CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Using SAS Analytics, Foxwoods® Resort Casino captures and analyzes both gaming and nongaming data to develop more profitable guest relationships. Connecticut-based Foxwoods offers a wide variety of amenities in addition to its world-class gaming, inc - read more »
Gamesys: Lucky Winner Newly Bejeweled at Jackpotjoy's Bingo! - 26 July 2012
LONDON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For easy, low stakes fun, there's nothing quite as beautiful - and potentially bountiful - as bingo. Especially at the razzle dazzle that is Bejeweled Bingo. Just ask one Mr. Andrew D, a JPJ regular who scooped a truly life-changing sum of GBP107,603 last month. - read more »
Cash 5 Ticket Worth $325,000 Sold in Erie County - 19 July 2012
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the July 17 drawing was sold at Country Fair, 4646 W. 12th St., Erie. The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 14-16-27-28-30, to win a jackpot of $325,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. - read more »
Shuffle Master is Granted Interactive Gaming License in Nevada - 31 July 2012
LAS VEGAS, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) ("Shuffle Master" or the "Company") has received a license by the Nevada Gaming Commission for interactive gaming. (Logo: This license will allow Shuffle Mast - read more »

August 2012

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 »
Advocates Demand Smokefree Casinos for Workers - 16 August 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public health advocates from across the U.S. are gathering in Kansas City this week draw attention to the recent death of Sheryl Wilkins, a longtime casino worker who died of throat cancer earlier this month. For three decades working as a dealer in t - read more »
Economic Impact Study Release: Tribal Gaming A Powerful Economic Engine For California - 07 August 2012
Findings will detail total annual impact on CA economy, job and income creation, tax revenue generation, support for non-gaming tribes and surrounding communities WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8 @ 11:30 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) and Beaco - read more »
Galaxy Entertainment Group Announces Half Year Group Adjusted EBITDA of HK$4.7 billion, Up 159% - 28 August 2012
HONG KONG, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited ("GEG" or "the Group") (HKEx stock code: 27) today reported unaudited results for the three and six month periods ended 30 June 2012. HIGHLIGHTS GEG -- Half year revenue doubled year-on-year to HK$28.3 billion -- Ha - read more »

September 2012

Viejas Casino Sets New Guinness Record for World’s Largest Blackjack Table - 14 September 2012
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, today set a new Guinness Record for the World’s Largest Blackjack Table. The record was set at 9:45 a.m. today, as six guests sat at a massive blackjack table - read more »
MGM Resorts International Named a Best Company for Diversity by Leading Hispanic Business Publication - 11 September 2012
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the nation's "2012 Best Companies for Diversity", says HispanicBusiness Media, a leading publishing and information services company for Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs. Selected for its commitment to Hispanic hiring, pr - read more »
ProSpreads Now Offering Mini Lots & Retail - 05 September 2012
LONDON, September 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProSpreads, the pioneers of Direct Market Access [ ] spread betting in the UK, have introduced mini lots across their range of Futures contracts and Spot FX. In addition to this, ProSpreads have been granted a licence by the Gover - read more »
Former Connecticut Congressman Writes Novel On Casino Gambling - 28 September 2012
NEW LONDON, Conn., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when more and more states are rushing to legalize or expand gambling, former Connecticut Congressman Robert H. Steele has written a novel set against the explosion of casino gambling in Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Indian tribes built the w - read more »

October 2012

Two Tickets Split PA Lottery Cash 5 Jackpot of $500,000 - 24 October 2012
Winning Tickets Sold in Luzerne, Lehigh Counties MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets worth $250,000 each from the Friday, Oct. 19 drawing were sold at the following locations: -- Uni Mart, 639 N. Main St., Plains Township, Luzerne County; and -- Galio - read more »
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Levies $55,000 In Fines - 11 October 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $40,000 for the unauthorized use of table games equipment, along with an additional $15,000 for other violations. The largest of the fines, $18,000, was levied against DEQ Systems Corpora - read more »
Gunther Grant, Inc. Develops Fraud Prevention Program For Casino Customers - 02 October 2012
EAST ISLIP, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gunther Grant, Inc. (OTC Pinks: GNGR) announced today that is has developed fraud prevention technology for chocolate products that are used as promotional giveaways in casinos. Got Chocolates was approached by one of its casino customers to develop a way to re - read more »
Playing From the Heart: The Mummy Bloggers who Played Bingo for Charity With 888ladies - 24 October 2012
LONDON, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 888ladies bring together bloggers for charity Bingo success! Online Bingo site, 888ladies put their money to a wonderful cause over the summer and hit up a great number of Yummy Mummy bloggers to take part in a charity scheme that gave them GB - read more »

November 2012

Statement from CBAC Gaming, LLC - 01 November 2012
BALTIMORE, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The approval of the land disposition agreement and ground lease between CBAC Gaming, LLC and the City of Baltimore paves the way for Caesars Entertainment and its partners to move forward with its planned development of the Harrah's Baltimore Casino scheduled to open - read more »
Lakes Entertainment to Host Conference Call and Webcast on Results for Third Quarter 2012 - 02 November 2012
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO) announced it will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company's Third Quarter financial results on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern). The Company will issue financial resul - read more »
Betable Announces Exclusive Partnerships with Slingo, Digital Chocolate and Murka - 01 November 2012
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Betable, the world’s only platform that enables developers to legally offer real-money play in their own games, today announced that it has welcomed game industry leaders Slingo Inc., Digital Chocolate and Murka Games as partners into its private beta program - 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

Qualifying Almost Over for Seasons Winnings - 14 December 2012
London, United Kingdom, December 13, 2012 --( The epic end-of-year Seasons Winnings tournament is currently being played out at Red Flush Casino, and things are in full action mode, with the second week of qualifying rounds having just drawn to a close.Now, Round Three of the tournament commences – the - read more »
Bulldog777 Hosts $1.4 Million "Poker Maximus III" Poker Tournament Series - 06 December 2012
London, United Kingdom, December 05, 2012 --( Poker Maximus is back at and this time there’s $1,400,000 in guaranteed prizes over 11 days of online poker tournaments. There’ll be a minimum of three events every day with a wide range of buy-ins from $11 to $530 to appeal to all level - read more »
Battlestar Galactica Ships in to Red Flush Casino - 06 December 2012
London, United Kingdom, December 05, 2012 --( The most iconic spaceship of all time has docked at Red Flush Casino – in the form of a new video slot game.The Battlestar Galactica Online Slot went live at Red Flush today (5 December 2012).“We are ecstatic about hosting the one and only Battlestar G - read more »
Skeptical Welsh Chef Wins $10,000 Playing "Thunderstruck II" Slots Game at Bulldog777 - 08 December 2012
London, United Kingdom, December 07, 2012 --( 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 - read more »