Gambling News Archives 2012

January 2012

Gamesys: Newest Jackpotjoy Online Bingo Winner Delighted With Win in Time for Christmas - 04 January 2012
LONDON, January 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Online gaming website Jackpotjoy has revealed details of its newest winner; Mrs Janet L scooped a massive GBP28,920 on her favourite game Bingo 90 Ball, all for the price of a single 10p card. With success coming in just before Christmas, things look set to be ver - read more »
Bodog88's Live Dealer Casino is First to Offer Super Six Baccarat - 04 January 2012
MANILA, The Philippines, January 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Six Baccarat is the fastest growing card game in land-based Asian casinos but until now was not offered by online live dealer sites. The introduction of the game on The Grand Bodog Live Dealer Casino is expected to prove equally popular. Pla - read more »
The Health Lottery Top Prize Increased to £1/4 Million for 21st January Draw - 19 January 2012
LONDON, January 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Top prize increased to GBP1/4 million - Over GBP15 million already paid out in prizes - Over GBP9 million raised for health related good causes across Great Britain Having already created more than 200,000 individual winners - read more »
Where Should You Place Your Stop Loss? - 27 January 2012
LONDON, January 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A common misconception amongst new spread bettors and CFD traders is to place their stop loss at the levels which dictate the maximum loss they are willing to take. Here, spread betting provider [ ] City Index explains the - read more »

February 2012

National Problem Gambling Awareness - 08 February 2012
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. is the theme for the next National Problem Gambling Awareness Week (NPGAW) March 4-10, 2012. This is the 10th annual grassroots campaign, sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling, to educate the public about the warning signs - read more »
Grande Vegas Casino Players are Spreading the Love on Facebook - 08 February 2012
February 10, 2012 (Road Town, British Virgin Islands) Facebook fans of Grande Vegas Casino can spread the love this Valentines by tagging the Valentines card posted on the popular online casinos Facebook page. Two taggers, chosen at random on Valentines Day, February 14th, will receive a free $140 bonus.To parti - read more »
Sky Vegas Flashes new February Cashback Deal on their Casino Games - 25 February 2012
LONDON, February 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's Cashback Casino at Sky Vegas this weekend with One-Off Dynamic Deal It's still the early days of 2012 and the deals keep coming at Sky Vegas, with even more reason to roll the dice with some February fun that should get everyone feeling some s - read more »
Attention Britain! New Vernons Media Campaign Promotes a British Gaming Brand that Players Can Trust - 08 February 2012
LONDON, February 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly launched British online casino and poker room, have today announced a new TV advertising and social media campaign to promote the online gaming site as an experienced and trustworthy casino for online players. A household name with 80+ years - read more »

March 2012

Mega Millions® Tickets Worth $250,000 Sold in Monroe, Luzerne Counties - 01 March 2012
Jackpot for March 2 Drawing Grows to $108 Million MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Mega Millions tickets worth $250,000 each from the Feb. 28 drawing were sold at the following locations: -- Route 115 Food Mart, Route 115 and Gilbert Road, Effort, Monroe County; and -- Y - read more »
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. Elects Desiree Rogers and Jaynie Miller Studenmund to its Board of Directors - 21 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced today the election of Desiree Rogers and Jaynie Miller Studenmund to the Company's Board of Directors effective March 19, 2012. Ms. Rogers is chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC. Ms. Rogers - read more »
Greektown Superholdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results - 31 March 2012
DETROIT, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Superholdings, Inc. ("Greektown" or the "company") today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. Net revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 were $83.9 million, compared to $80.1 million for the same quarter of - read more »
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2012 Conference Call and Earnings Release Now Scheduled for Today - 06 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) announced today that it is changing the date of its earnings call to discuss its operating results for the first quarter ended January 31, 2012, with the details as follows: The earnings call will be held today, - read more »

April 2012

Betfred Play Trump Card - 20 April 2012
SHEFFIELD, England, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookmakers Betfred are giving punters an outstanding offer on this year's World Snooker Championship by refunding all losing bets on the outright market if Judd Trump wins the tournament. Last year's finalist is the ante-post favourit - read more »
Gamesys: Gamer Wins Over £100k on Jackpotjoy! - 11 April 2012
LONDON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The UK's leading gaming site, Jackpotjoy, are delighted to announce the details of its latest amazing winner; a Mrs Kristyna H has walked away with a staggering GBP110,384 after playing the classic Bingo 90 ball game. Bingo 90 is our version of the incredibl - read more »
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Partners With the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City to Unveil Gold-Dispensing ATM Machine - Only the Second of Its Kind in North America - 26 April 2012
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stack’s Bowers Galleries, leading retailer and auctioneer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, and division of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK), tomorrow will unveil its first GOLD to go™ATM machine at the Golden Nugge - read more »
Alpari (UK) launches live MetaTrader 5 trading platform and new ECN account - 04 April 2012
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alpari (UK) Limited ("Alpari (UK)"), one of the leading global providers of online foreign exchange ("Forex", "FX"), precious metals and CFD trading services, has launched the live MetaTrader 5 (MT5) platform. Previously available as a demo only, Alpari (UK) is one of th - read more »

May 2012

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 »
Punters Back Martinez for Kop Job - 17 May 2012
MANCHESTER, England, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has been cut into 6/4 with Betfred for the top kop job at Liverpool following strong support from punters. The move comes after Kenny Dalglish was relived from his duties on Wednesday afternoon after a disappointing sea - read more »
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Joins Neighboring State Labor Federations, Local Labor Federations and Unions in Calling on Revel to Agree to Fair Unionization Process - 19 May 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale joined other State and Local AFL-CIO leaders in supporting the proposal by three affiliated labor unions to achieve labor peace and a fair process for unionization at the new Revel Casino in Atla - read more »

June 2012

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 »
Gamesys: "Wealthy Whale" - Entertainment That Makes a Difference! - 08 June 2012
LONDON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackpotjoy Slots is one of today's favourite social game providers on Facebook and has so far attracted more than 6 million players. Jackpotjoy free slots [ ] surprises its players with a whole new range of features and games on a - read more »
Gamesys: Another Jackpot Winner Enjoys a Big Bingo Boon with Jackpotjoy! - 16 June 2012
LONDON, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackpotjoy's latest big money winner found that our jumbo jackpots can take you by surprise. Miss Kelly B was momentarily distracted by the television when she won her GBP3,024 jackpot, you can imagine her shock and delight when she returned her attention to the gam - read more »
High Heels Poker Tour Won by Greenville, PA, Resident at Presque Isle Downs & Casino - 16 June 2012
Erie, PA, June 15, 2012 --( Robin Fisher of Greenville, PA, won the 1st Presque Isle Downs & Casino High Heels Poker Tournament June 10.Fisher beat out 32 other ladies to win $1155.00 on the final hand with a Full House; Aces Full of Two’s.“We’re going on vacation to the Florida Keys, - read more »

July 2012

WMS Gaming and 888 Holdings Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Online Poker Solutions for U.S. Casino Operators - 03 July 2012
LONDON & WAUKEGAN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Gaming Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of games, gaming content and gaming machines and subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS), today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Dragonfish, - read more »
The Dark Knight TM Video Slot Available at Red Flush Online Casino - 14 July 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa, July 13, 2012 --( The Dark Knight has arrived in full force after it was released by Microgaming, the world’s largest provider of online gaming software, on June 28, 2012.Based on the blockbuster film from Warner Bros. Pictures, The Dark Knight video slot sees Batman, The Jok - read more »
Affinity Gaming Selects Agilysys Inventory and Procurement Solution - 25 July 2012
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative information technology and hospitality software solutions, today announced that Affinity Gaming has selected the Agilysys Stratton Warren System inventory and procurement solution to streamline operations a - read more »
ProGaming Platforms to Utilize Technology For Human Resources and Security Applications - 06 July 2012
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProGaming Platforms Corp. (OTCBB:PPTF), a developer of a commercial multiplayer online gaming and reward processing software platform, announced today that the company intends to apply its platform to serve additional functions related to the measurement an - read more »

August 2012

Date Set for Slot Survivor World Series - 05 August 2012
London, United Kingdom, August 04, 2012 --( The Slot Survivor World Series tournament, which sees Red Flush Online Casino and Casino La Vida players from all over the globe competing against each other, will kick off on 20 August 2012.This will be the first-ever Slot Survivor World Series, the latest and grea - read more »
GigaMedia: Preliminary 2Q 2012 Results in Line with Guidance; 2Q Investor Call Rescheduled to August 23 to Include New Business - 16 August 2012
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) ("GigaMedia") today announced preliminary second-quarter 2012 consolidated financial results that were in line with guidance and rescheduled the company's second-quarter 2012 investor call to August 23, 2012 to include discu - 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 »
Sky Vegas Offer Spellbinding new Online Casino Slot, Secret Elixir(TM), to Stir the Senses - 29 August 2012
LONDON, August 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a kind of Sky Vegas magic with more casino thrills A new game at Sky Vegas promises to transport players to faraway mystical lands! It's another standout slot from the experts that continually bring Vegas razzle-dazzle to the trad - read more »

September 2012

Mount Airy Casino Resort Goes Mobile with App Created by Bally Technologies’ Interactive Division - 25 September 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, mobile and interactive applications, and networked systems for the global gaming industry, today announced that the Apple® and Android™mobile applications it cr - read more »
GCA Announces Strategic Partnership with FutureLogic - 19 September 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Cash Access, Inc. (“GCA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Cash Access, Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA), is pleased to announce solidifying a strategic partnership with FutureLogic. The companies will work together on delivering cashless gaming solutio - read more »
Fun and Football in the Air at Table Mountain Casino! - 19 September 2012
FRIANT, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Table Mountain Casino knows a thing or two about fun and winning! And now the FUN and WINNING at the Friant, CA Casino is better than ever since the official kick off of the Table Mountain Casino Football Fun Promotion! NOW through Sunday, December - read more »
Action Heats Up in the Slot Survivor World Series - 01 September 2012
Toronto, Canada, August 31, 2012 --( Things are heating up in the first-ever Slot Survivor World Series, which is fast approaching its epic conclusion, set for late September.The Slot Survivor World Series started on 20 August, with Round One concluding on 26 August. Round Two is currently underway, with the - read more »

October 2012

Caesars Entertainment Chairman Gary Loveman to Speak At Company-Hosted Investor Event in Las Vegas - 02 October 2012
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Gary Loveman is scheduled to speak at an investor event hosted by the company in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. PDT. A webcast of the event will be available in the I - 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 » Launch New Live Dealer Casino - 02 October 2012
LONDON, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Casino and sportsbook operator have added to their online casino portfolio with the addition of a new Live Dealer product. The new suite of products, supplied by Bodog Gaming, includes Baccarat, Sic Bo, Roulette and Dragon Tiger. Jeff Wei, Fun88.c - read more »
Console and Handheld Gaming Software Market Analyzed in New Cutting-Edge Global Industry Analysts Report Now Available at - 16 October 2012
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The market for console and handheld gaming software is largely dependent on the emergence of new gaming software, constant target audience expansion and functionality rise of consoles and new games issuing. The video games industry represents the fastest growing of the w - read more »

November 2012

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 »
Gamesys CEO, Noel Hayden and Venture Beat''s Dean Takahashi to Speak at Social Gambling Conference - 02 November 2012
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Casino-style Social Games are gaining 3X the revenue of other social games, and are now considered the gems of the social media industry. In response, the Social Gambling Conference ( has been formed to focus on this highly profitable gam - 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 »
Three Major Wins for Casino La Vida - 11 November 2012
Toronto, Canada, November 10, 2012 --( Casino La Vida enjoyed a hat trick in major winnings recently, when three different players scored massive progressive jackpot payouts in three games.“Casino La Vida prides itself on giving out lucrative wins to its players every week, but a major win is a treat fo - read more »

December 2012

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 »
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 »
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 »
WinADay Casino Vacation Prize Winner Surprised Sisters with Wild Weekend in Reno - 02 December 2012
London, United Kingdom, December 01, 2012 --( Reno may never be the same… At the beginning of this year, WinADay Casino announced the year-end grand prize winner of its Game of the Month contest. The luxurious prize package – a weekend in Reno -- was quite a treat and she even came back from The B - read more »