Gambling News Archives 2012

January 2012

IGT Presents Innovative Systems and Bonusing Applications Breakthrough at ICE - 21 January 2012
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) continues to change the face of the gaming industry with innovative systems solutions, which will be showcased at ICE Totally Gaming (ICE) in London, Jan. 24-26, 2012. "At ICE, IGT will show a full spectrum of products that will drive p - read more »
All Slots Launches a New Game: The Grand Journey - 14 January 2012
Toronto, Canada, January 13, 2012 --( The Grand Journey Slots Games Launches at All SlotsThe Grand Journey slots game has recently arrived at All Slots Casino as of January 9th, offering players a slots experience in the Amazon. The Grand Journey brings players to a romantically unusual and dramatic setting i - read more »
Mind the Gap! Protecting Your Trades From Market Gapping - 31 January 2012
LONDON, January 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Market gapping typically occurs because of major news or economic data creating significant price movements as prices jump from one level to another, without trading in between. Here, City Index explains how you could use guaranteed stop losses to protect your tr - read more »
Your Chance to a Millionaire's Lifestyle With LuckyVegas77! - 11 January 2012
PIETA, Malta and LONDON, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chance to win fantastic prizes such as an Aston Martin Track Day and a 5* Hotel stay in a star-studded London hotel. This is the new Facebook competition launched by the brand new online casino, - read more »

February 2012

Gamesys: The Queen of Bingo's £510,049 Record Breaking Winner at Jackpotjoy! - 24 February 2012
LONDON, February 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackpotjoy's Queen of Bingo was thrilled to announce that the GBP510,049.26 Bejeweled Bingo Jackpot [ ] had been won by Gill O, making her the biggest online Bingo Progressive Jackpot winner ever! On the evening of Thursday 16th February, Jackpotjoy awa - read more »
Playboy Releases Renderings of Potential Club in Space - 23 February 2012
CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of futurists and rocket scientists--including Virgin Galactic's head designer, Adam Wells--Playboy magazine has imagined a Playboy Club in space, and is releasing renderings of this potential entertainment venue in the sky in its March issue (on newsstands an - read more »
Poker Pro: Marketing Suicide? - 08 February 2012
LONDON, February 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Few things in online poker's short history have remained the same for long including the pecking order on player liquidity which has seen the lead change hands four times in just over 10 years. However, the marketing of 'professional' players as brand ambassadors - read more »
Mazatzal Casino Player Wins $1+ Million - 02 February 2012
Phoenix, AZ, February 01, 2012 --( Rocket Gaming Systems® is pleased to announce that its popular Gold Series® line of Class II games has awarded its first million dollar prize of 2012.On Friday, January 27th, a lucky player was awarded a Gold Series top progressive prize of $1,033,554 while playing - read more »

March 2012

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 »
Cantor Gaming Introduces Daily Electronic Better Odds Parlay for the 2012 NCAA Tournament - 16 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Gaming® announced today that it will launch a daily electronic Better Odds Parlay(TM) ("BOP") for basketball fans commencing immediately. Cantor Gaming is the first company to offer a daily parlay for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, av - read more »
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 »
Casino Tropez Relaunches with New Look, Instant Web Play and New Payback Bonus - 06 March 2012
LONDON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most established casinos online, Casino Tropez has undergone a complete redesign with a new look & feel and more casino features for improved usability Casino Tropez, established in 2001, is proud to announce its official relaunch. One o - read more »

April 2012

Fast growing energy drinks market - A new design for GURU - 24 April 2012
MONTREAL, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - GURU Energy Drink announced today the launch of a new design for its packaging and visual identity. The updated design features energy, motion and the authentic nature of the product's ingredients. It will be rolled-out in Canada and the United States, where GURU's growt - read more »
Stars Come Out to Launch Australia's New AUD$20 Million Redeveloped Theatre at Jupiters Hotel & Casino - 24 April 2012
GOLD COAST, Australia, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Jupiters Hotel & Casino, located in Australia's premiere tourist destination the Gold Coast, unveiled their AUD$20 million redeveloped theatre with a week of non-stop entertainment including live concerts, stage shows and mega events from April 14-21, 201 - read more »
IGT to Display Industry-Leading Market-Attuned Games at FADJA - 11 April 2012
LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) will showcase new market-attuned games, blockbuster pop-culture themes and systems solutions, many designed specifically for the Latin America market, at the Andean Gaming Trade Show (FADJA) 2012 in Bogota, Colombia April 11 - - read more »
Speed Freak Jay Tan Joins Tatjana in Team Bodog - 03 April 2012
LONDON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese Language Added to the Network Tri-lingual, Hong Kong resident, Jay Tan (@pocketjays), has signed up to keep Tatjana Pasalic (@tattytats) company in the hottest poker team in the world as the Bodog Recreational Poker Model launches in Asia. Jay's signi - 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 »
$128,000 In Fines Levied Against Two Casinos By The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board For Violations - 25 May 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines against two casinos for allowing gambling by underage patrons. One of these casinos was also fined for permitting individuals who are on the PGCB's Self-Exclusion List to gain access to the casino floor a - read more »
Gamesys: Big Bingo Joy at Jackpotjoy! - 25 May 2012
LONDON, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yet another few happy bingo winners on Jackpotjoy [ ] have been announced recently. Ms Sheena D won an incredible GBP4,799, Ms Vicki B managed to bag an amazing GBP2,453 on 75 ball bingo and Miss Stacey W scooped GBP2,540 - read more »
Jason W. Nichols appointed Deputy Director of Arizona Indian Gaming Association - 18 May 2012
PHOENIX, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) announced today that Jason W. Nichols has accepted the position of Deputy Director of AIGA. Nichols had previously served as Gaming Commissioner for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He was selected after a national search of cand - read more »

June 2012

Players Worldwide Rush for Tickets in Billion Euro Lotto - 06 June 2012
Days before The BiLLe Lotto's first-ever weekly draw, players - including past lotto winners - hurry for a chance at the world's biggest jackpot. ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - As the hours wind down before the first draw of The BILLe Lotto (, players worldwide are rushing for a ch - read more »
Luxury and Excitement Hit the Spanish Market at iPoker's iPOPS Live Barcelona - 22 June 2012
LONDON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It was a dynamic weekend in Barcelona as Playtech's Poker Network, iPoker, celebrated the opening of the Spanish market and hosted the highly anticipated live event iPOPS. The event, a series of tournaments with a total guaranteed prize of $1M and a low buy in, brou - read more »
MTR Gaming Group's Newest Gaming Facility in Columbus, OH, Set to Open June 1st - 02 June 2012
Chester, WV, June 01, 2012 --( MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced today that the new Scioto Downs, the latest addition to its gaming properties, will open as scheduled this Friday, June 1.The last two hurdles leading up to this Friday’s opening were cleared yesterday when the Ohio Roundta - read more »
Atlantic City Alliance Announces Public Art Program To Drive Tourism - 08 June 2012
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlantic City Alliance (ACA) announces a new five-year program designed as part of the Atlantic City Master Plan to drive tourism through interactive public art displays. Internationally renowned Moment Factory and international curator Lance Fung - read more »

July 2012

Great Canadian Gaming announces cash Tender Offer for 7.250% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015 - 06 July 2012
RICHMOND, BC, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Great Canadian Gaming Corporation [TSX:GC] ("Great Canadian" or "the Company") announced today that it has commenced an offer to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offer") any and all of the US$170.0 million aggregate outstanding principal amount of its 7.250% Senior Subord - read more »
Presque Isle Downs & Casino Installs New Chairs & Slots - Dedicated to Enhancing Customer Experience - 06 July 2012
Erie, PA, July 05, 2012 --( Presque Isle Downs & Casino recently installed 2000 new slot chairs and 48 new slot games on the casino floor.The KGM Gaming"‘Comfort 3" slot chairs are designed to endure the wear and tear that comes with heavy casino traffic but still provide optimum comfort.& - read more »
Shaken Not Stirred or Milk and Two Sugars? - 17 July 2012
GIBRALTAR, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The changing face of online casinos A recent online survey from has revealed that Britain's online casino [ ] demographic has taken a dramatic turn, with statistics showing casino players are - read more »
IGT Goes "All In" for 15th Annual Responsible Gaming Education Week - 31 July 2012
RENO, Nev., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and systems technology, will celebrate and support the American Gaming Association's 15(th) annual Responsible Gaming Education Week from July 30 - Aug. 3. As part of this commemor - read more »

August 2012

Gamesys Launches the World's First Real Cash Gaming App on the Facebook UK App Centre! - 09 August 2012
LONDON, August 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From today (Tuesday, 7th August), Facebook users aged 18 and over in the UK will be able to play games for real cash prizes thanks to the launch of Bingo & Slots Friendzy, the new Jackpotjoy application by Gamesys. Gamesys, which operates the UK's leadin - read more »
Lucky Nugget Uncover the World's Top 5 Online Casino Games - 09 August 2012
LONDON, August 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Poker remains the most popular online casino game in the world today, announce Lucky Nugget [ ]. According to figures published by leading gambling market research firm H2 Gambling Capital, interactive gambling (gambling that takes p - read more » Launched after Sitting Empty for Years - 21 August 2012
MANCHESTER, England, August 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most fascinating casino games is roulette and it is enjoyed by people all over the globe. Strategy is key in roulette because there is a multitude of different bets that can be placed over the table and trying to play and bet in - read more »
Caesars Palace Las Vegas To Debut The All-New Bacchanal Buffet, Scheduled To Open Early September 2012 - 04 August 2012
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --In an earlier era, Bacchanal at Caesars Palace represented the decadence of a Roman feast set within a fine dining atmosphere; before closing in 2000, the restaurant became famous for bringing Caesars Palace-style entertainment to the gourmet experience. Next month, Bacchanal wil - read more »

September 2012

WMS’ New SPIDER-MAN™Slot Game Will Swing into Action at 2012 Global Gaming Expo - 15 September 2012
WAUKEGAN, Ill. & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The SPIDER-MAN game, a new fully immersive slot gaming experience from WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS), will swing into action at the twelfth annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®), October 2-4 at the Sands Exp - read more »
Bally Technologies to Provide iGaming Platform for Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Parent Company - 25 September 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, interactive applications, and networked and server-based systems for the global gaming industry, and ACEP Interactive, LLC, the iGaming arm of American Casino & - read more »
Penn National Gaming to Participate in Four Upcoming Investor Conferences - 20 September 2012
WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that members of its management team will participate at four upcoming institutional investor conferences as listed below: September 20: Imperial Capital 2012 Global Opportunities Confer - read more »
Wynn Resorts Issues Statement on Okada Letter to Shareholders - 19 September 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) today issued the following statement in response to the letter to shareholders issued yesterday by Kazuo Okada, Aruze USA, Inc. (“Aruze”) and Universal Entertainment Corp.: “Aruze has not been a stockholder of Wyn - read more »

October 2012

Shuffle Master Begins New Chapter As SHFL Entertainment - 02 October 2012
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) will formally unveil its new company name - SHFL entertainment, Inc. - at its booth tomorrow during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, NV. (Logo: SH - read more »
Penn National Gaming Names Mark Loewe Head of Ohio Racing Operations - 24 October 2012
WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that it has named Mark Loewe Vice President of Ohio Racing Operations, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Loewe, a 30-year veteran of the horse racing industry with a five year tenure at Penn Nati - read more »
MTR Gaming Group to Report Third Quarter 2012 Results on Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 25 October 2012
CHESTER, W. Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) today announced that it will issue its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 on Thursday, November 1, 2012 after the stock market closes. Management will conduct a conference call focusing on - read more »
JACKPOTCAPITALCASINO.COM: Achilles Wins the Final Battle - 24 October 2012
ST. JOHNS, Antigua--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JACKPOTCAPITALCASINO.COM, a website operated by Jackpot Capital Casino, has reported on the final round of the Battle of the Century. According to the website, this monster online slots tournament ended in a thrilling encounter between two of the competition& - read more »

November 2012

Seasons Winnings Starts Next Week - 25 November 2012
Toronto, Canada, November 24, 2012 --( Casino La Vida fans finally have a festive date to look forward to – next week Monday.The annual end of year leader board tournament hosted by the casino, Seasons Winnings, has been announced as starting on 26 November next week.“Seasons Winnings has finally - read more »
Try Microgaming's New Arcade-style Casino Game, Max Damage, at and Get $500 Free - 05 November 2012
5 November 2012 (London, UK) – has just launched a new arcade-style casino game that ushers in a new era in online gambling. “Max Damage and the Alien Attack” is a ground-breaking new game that combines real money gambling with video game action. It’s the first of a new genre from Microgaming and Bulldo - read more »
Vivo Interactive Debuts the World's First Suite of Live Social Casino Games - 14 November 2012
Silicon Valley, CA, November 13, 2012 --( Vivo Interactive, a US social game development company, today announced the launch of the world's first suite of live streaming social casino games. Four Beta Facebook applications have been released including Live Blackjack Early Payout™, Live American Roul - read more »
Casino La Vida Prepares for Seasons Winnings - 04 November 2012
Toronto, Canada, November 03, 2012 --( The festive season draws ever nearer, and while it promises generosity and cheer, many shoppers will be feeling anything bust merry as the expenses and the stress of Christmas shopping looms.One way to earn a little end of year cash and have fun at the same time may well - read more »

December 2012

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 »
Travel Around the World and Win Cash Prizes in Jackpot Capital's $85,000 Holiday Contest - 10 December 2012
Travel the glod with Jackpot Capital Casino this holiday season and win big cash prizes in its $85,000 ‘Around the World’ Scoreboard competition. Make it to the contest’s final travel destination and you can win BIG casino bonuses. Nearly $20,000 in prizes will be awarded every Monday until January 14th and every “Hum - 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 »
Slots of Vegas Brings Joy and Excitement to the Holiday Season with the Santa vs. Rudolph Promotion - 15 December 2012
San Jose, CA, December 14, 2012 --( Slots of Vegas is your one stop place to play all the best casino games in a safe and secure environment. Players receive top notch service and a wide variety of games to play. At slots of the Vegas the players come first and it shows with 24/7 customer support and some of - read more »