Gambling News Archives 2012

January 2012

Sky Poker Team up With Guinness World Record Holder Bryan 'The Cardstacker' Berg to Build British Landmark out of Playing Cards - 28 January 2012
LONDON, January 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vote on which landmark Sky Poker should build As building sites continue to emerge across the streets of London, there's a much more glamorous alternative happening at Aspers Casino, Stratford. Unbeknown to Boris Johnson, the reconstruc - read more »
Another Campagna Motors Vehicle Arrives in Las Vegas - 06 January 2012
The Mirage Hotel & Casino Showcases V13R(TM) Roadster on Gaming Floor BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Following the recent display of the Campagna Motors' T-REX(TM) in the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, it is now the chance for the V13R(TM) to take over the famous Las Vegas Strip. This new - read more »
Gamesys: Jackpotjoy's Record Breaking Day! - 21 January 2012
LONDON, January 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the UK's leading online Bingo and Slots site, Jackpotjoy are no strangers to breaking records and yesterday they broke their own record of daily giveaways by awarding no less than GBP10,509,964 in a single day! With more than 80 games and four million m - read more »
Can you Hang in There Throughout the Sky Poker "Survivor Series" Tournament? - 18 January 2012
LONDON, January 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky Poker tournament runs every week with guaranteed GBP1000 pool As part of their online promotions, Sky Poker offer a weekly poker tournament, popular with the online poker [ ] firm's more serious players. This gro - read more »

February 2012

USA Gaming Survey Indicates Strong Support for Regulated Online Poker - 03 February 2012
BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In December, 2011 US Gaming Survey (, in conjunction with the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), conducted a comprehensive panel survey of current and former online poker players to help the PPA and poker sites understand the nuances of online - read more »
MGM Resorts International Expands Supplier Diversity Program to Veteran, Disabled and LGBT-Owned Businesses - 03 February 2012
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) is proud to announce that as part of its continuing commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, the Company has expanded the scope of its industry-leading Supplier Diversity Program for suppliers, contractors and professional service providers. - read more »
Powerball® Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania - 03 February 2012
Jackpot for Feb. 4 Drawing Grows to $200 Million MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the Feb. 1 drawing was sold at Fueland, 222 Buffalo St., Freeport, Armstrong County. The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 08-13-17-34-59, - read more » 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 »

March 2012

Pinnacle Entertainment to Present at the Barclays Capital High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference - 24 March 2012
LAS VEGAS, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Pinnacle Entertainment (NYSE: PNK) management will present at the Barclays Capital High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference on Monday, March 26, at 5:25 p.m. MST (8:25 p.m. EDT), in Phoenix, AZ. A copy of the presentation will be accessible at the Investor Relation - read more »
Peninsula Gaming to Release Fourth Quarter 2011 Results on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 24 March 2012
DUBUQUE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Peninsula Gaming, LLC announced today that it will release its fourth quarter results before the market opens on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results that day at 11:00 AM Central Time (12:00 PM Eastern Time). - read more »
Titan Poker Discounts Entries to its Popular Online Tournaments - 15 March 2012
LONDON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Low cost buy-ins are available to Super Sale tournaments at the beginning of April and buy-ins to the weekly $200,000 Guaranteed have been reduced., the leading online poker room [ ] in Europe, is offering discounts on - read more »
The 2012 MISS USA® Competition Will Heat Up the Las Vegas Strip on June 3 LIVE on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET) From Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino - 09 March 2012
NEW YORK, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the "2012 MISS USA® Competition" will air LIVE on NBC Sunday, June 3 (9 p.m. ET) from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas at the Theatre for the Perfor - read more »

April 2012

Middlesbrough Woman Wins £1/2 Million on Sky Vegas Jackpot - 15 April 2012
LONDON, April 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A lucky online casino [ ] player from Teesside has become the latest person to win a life-changing amount of money at DW from Middlesbrough bagged GBP587,697.86 on Easter Sunday, playing the popular, progressive jackpot s - read more »
March Table Games Revenue All-Time High in PA - 18 April 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of a record amount of monthly revenue for slot machines during March of this year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that revenue for table games that same month was also an all-time high. With an average of 1,028 t - read more »
Holidays in Malta and $5,000 in Cash Added Prizes Must be Won - 10 April 2012
London, United Kingdom, April 09, 2012 --( To coincide with the launch of Apple Pie Poker (, Global Gaming Events ( has announced 2 months of events running throughout April and May, in which $5,000 has been added to the prize pools. There are also 2 hug - read more »
Cannery Group Las Vegas connects 3 properties with Real Link on 10 EZ Pai Gow G3 Progressive - 20 April 2012
LEVIS, QC, April 19, 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, is proud to announce today that the Cannery Group in Las Vegas, Nevada has installed Real Link((TM)) over its 3 prope - read more »

May 2012

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 »
Nation's Leading Family Advocacy Groups Call on Congress to Act to Stop Holder Justice Department's Expansion of Online Gambling - 19 May 2012
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today 12 of the nation's leading pro-family advocacy groups submitted a letter to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives calling for them to act immediately to stop the massive expansion of internet gambling enabled by Attorney General - read more »
iView Systems' iTrak® version 5.5 delivers optimized Incident Reporting - 30 May 2012
OAKVILLE, Ontario, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- iView Systems, a leading provider of loss prevention solutions for the security and surveillance environment, today announced the availability of its latest version of iTrak®, the award winning Incident Reporting & Risk Management platform. iTrak® ve - read more »
Grand Sierra Resort Announces Charter Air Service To Destination Resort - 02 May 2012
RENO, Nev., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Sierra Resort is taking the hassle out of traveling for their casino customer through its new charter air service, GSAir. The only northern Nevada property to offer this type of program, GSR gaming guests who visit the world-class destination reso - read more »

June 2012

Spectra Systems Corporation To Acquire Key Assets From ESI Integrity - 07 June 2012
Construction for Hakkasan Las Vegas Underway at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino - 13 June 2012
LAS VEGAS, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction is underway for Hakkasan Las Vegas, an upscale dining experience with a lavish lounge and nightclub created by Hakkasan Ltd. and its partners Angel Management Group (AMG). Unveiling this December at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the notable development has - read more »
One-of-a-Kind WinADay Casino Celebrates 4th Birthday with Casino Bonuses and New Casino Game - 16 June 2012
London, United Kingdom, June 15, 2012 --( has grown and changed a lot since it launched four summers ago but one thing is the same: the casino games are completely unique and only available at WinADay Casino. During the birthday celebrations this month the innovative entertainment site will - read more »
Fortune 8 Ball Giveaway Winner At Rivers Casino - 26 June 2012
DES PLAINES, Ill., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 24, 2012, Rivers Casino, the newest casino in the Chicagoland-area, awarded one lucky guest, William R. of Chicago, Illinois $88,888 in cold, hard cash during the Fortune 8 Ball Giveaway. When asked how he was feeling after winning the Fortune 8 Ball G - read more »

July 2012

PA Lottery Prize Worth $200,000 to Expire July 20 - 10 July 2012
Unclaimed Powerball Ticket was Sold in Lycoming County MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time is running out for the holder of a Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the July 20, 2011, drawing to claim the prize. The unclaimed ticket was sold at Charlie's Tobacco, 1235 W. Southern Ave., - read more »
Muckleshoot Tribe Enters into Deal for Stake in Bookie Mania - 31 July 2012
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of Washington State is proud to announce its agreement with Bookie Mania Ltd, owner of BOOKIE MANIA©, to enter into an equity partnership with the company. BOOKIE MANIA™is an original and ground-breaking non-gambling freemium - read more »
PA Lottery Cash 5 Ticket Worth Nearly $496,000 Sold in Washington County - 17 July 2012
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth nearly $496,000 from the July 14 drawing was sold at Save-A-Lot, 110 McKean Ave., Charleroi, Washington County. The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 17-22-32-37-42, to win a jackpot of $495,717, les - read more »
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 »

August 2012

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 »
Beginner's Luck? New 32Red Casino Player Snaps up Huge Winning Prize - 09 August 2012
GIBRALTAR, August 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly registered casino player wins GBP24,804 tackling THE DARK KNIGHTTM online slot game 32Red Casino, one of the UK's premier online casino [ ] sites and winners of numerous awards, are delighted to announce that one of their casino - read more »
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Will Report FY 2013 First Quarter Results - 24 August 2012
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) announced today that it will release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 before the market opens on Wednesday, August 29, and will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss results at - read more »
Entertainment Gaming Asia Announces Construction of Dreamworld Poipet is Underway - 31 August 2012
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NYSE MKT: EGT) (“Entertainment Gaming Asia” or “the Company”), a leading gaming company focused on emerging gaming markets in Pan-Asia, today announced that it has commenced construction of Dreamworld Poipet, its slo - read more »

September 2012

WMS Has the Winning Ticket for G2E® 2012 with WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™Sensory Immersion 2.0 Gaming Experience - 21 September 2012
WAUKEGAN, Ill. & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS), under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will introduce an all-new slot entertainment experience with the premiere of the WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY game - read more »
$190K Slotland Jackpot Winner Will Go in Search of Atlantis - 12 September 2012
12 September 2012 (London, UK) When the progressive jackpot at was nearing a record level at the end of August it was inevitable that it would be won soon. Although Abigail J. was shocked when she won the $189,897 jackpot, staff at Slotland saw it coming. The lucky jackpot winner was playing one of the p - 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 »
Bally Technologies Unveils New Branded Video Slot Game Based on HISTORY’s Hit Television Series Pawn Stars - 12 September 2012
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the upcoming unveiling of the HISTORY® Pawn Stars branded video slot game by Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) in conjunction with G2 Game Design, fans on casino gaming floors will have the opportunity to negotiate and share laughs with their favori - read more »

October 2012

GGE to Give Away Free WPT Prague Seat - 01 October 2012
London, United Kingdom, September 30, 2012 --( Global Gaming Events (GGE) ( is excited to continue the second event in a three month OFC series of cash added events with WPT Poker ( The series will culminate with a WPT Prague Main Event Package that w - read more »
888poker Syndicate Horse, Blazing Knight, Wins BIG! - 04 October 2012
GIBRALTAR, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 888poker and Circuit Racing are happy to announce an exciting win for their Race Horse, BLAZING KNIGHT! Blazing Knight is a new race horse that was purchased by Circuit Racing at Goffs Kempton Park in April 2012. Circuit Racing partnered with - read more »
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino to Host Televised Poker Pro Championship High Stakes Events - 21 October 2012
Dover, DE, October 20, 2012 --( Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, in association with Poker Pro Championships will host three nationally televised high stakes poker tournaments in the Crown Royal Poker Room in October and November. With millions of dollars in prize pools, the tournaments will draw professional - read more »
'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 »

November 2012

Seasons Winnings Around the Corner for Casino La Vida - 10 November 2012
Toronto, Canada, November 09, 2012 --( The end of the year brings with it plenty to look forward to in the form of trees, mince pies and presents – but Casino La Vida players have even more reason to be excited than most.“The latest Seasons Winnings tournament will be coming to Casino La Vida duri - read more »
Bally Mobile Platform Wins Prestigious Gaming & Hospitality Partner Award - 02 November 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, today announced the Bally Mobile Platform earned the 2012 Gaming &a - read more »
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 »
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

MTR Gaming CMO Addresses Convergence of Online Gaming & Social Media - 06 December 2012
Chester, WV, December 05, 2012 --( MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) Chief Marketing Officer Fred Buro shared his thoughts about the convergence of online gaming and social media recently with Casino Enterprise Management magazine.Buro believes the emergence of legalized online casino-style gambling in - 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 »
Seasons Winnings Finals Approaching for Casino La Vida - 14 December 2012
Toronto, Canada, December 13, 2012 --( Seasons Winnings has only been going two weeks at Casino La Vida, and already the tournament has seen a ton of action.Round Two was a flurry of excitement, with German player RB winning a sleek HD Multimedia Player as the round’s winner. Second place player GK, mea - read more » Release Variety of Christmas Promotions - 03 December 2012
London, United Kingdom, December 02, 2012 --( has released a new bunch of festive promotions for their customers to use in time for Christmas. These offers are available to both new and existing customers, although some are exclusive to one of the two parties.New players can enjoy a larger de - read more »