Gambling News Archives 2013

January 2013

Fasten Your Seat Belt for Intertops' New Dream Run slots Game with Two Bonus Games - 15 January 2013
January 15, 2013 (St. Johns, Antigua) – Online casino players should fasten their seat-belts and hold tight as the bad boys of street racing take them on a fast and furious night time sprint through the city in the new Dream Run slots game at Intertops Casino. This successor to the wildly popular Green Light slot has - read more »
Jackpot Capital Casino is Throwing a $175,000 Oscars Party - 25 January 2013
January 25, 2013 (Nicosia, Cyprus) – Jackpot Capital Casino is throwing an Oscars Party and giving away $175,000 in casino bonuses. Every week top scoreboard players will divide $30,000 in Oscar Bonuses. As the stars and starlets compete for top honors in Hollywood, Jackpot Capital Casino players will be racing again - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Repurchase of Over One Million Shares in Fourth Quarter 2012 - 08 January 2013
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. (“AERL”) (NASDAQ: AERL), which operates through its subsidiaries and related promoter companies as a VIP room gaming promoter, today announced that for the fourth quarter of 2012 (specifically from when the blackout pe - read more »
Successful Season of Giving at Presque Isle Downs & Casino - 06 January 2013
Erie, PA, January 05, 2013 --( During the 2012 holiday season, Presque Isle Downs & Casino partnered with five local charities to help raise both monies and goods for our region and those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The casino partnered with The Second Harvest Food Bank, Toys for Tots Foundation, The Uni - read more »

February 2013

Wynn Resorts Reports Three Positive Developments for Shareholders - 05 February 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) today reported three positive recent developments for the Company and its shareholders in combating the ongoing smear campaign against Wynn Resorts by Kazuo Okada. First, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has informed Wynn Resorts - read more »
WMS Slot Machine Pays out Record Jackpot of $7.2 Million at Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi - 20 February 2013
WAUKEGAN, Ill. and BILOXI, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of WMS Industries (NYSE: WMS), announced today that a 73-year old Michigan resident won a $7.2 million jackpot on a WMS THE LORD OF THE RINGS™progressive penny slot machine at the Palace Casino in Biloxi, Miss. - read more »
NHL Hockey Bets Qualify for $50 Free Bet at Online Sportsbook - 25 February 2013
25 February 2013 (Road Town, BVI) – They’ll take bets on any sport from snooker to American football, but right now bookmakers have their eyes on basketball and hockey. Other events currently trending include Champions League soccer and both ATP and PGA Tour action.“For a while the NFL dominated proceeding - read more »
Kazuo Okada Resigns from Wynn Resorts Board of Directors - 22 February 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) today announced that Kazuo Okada has resigned from its Board of Directors. As a result, the Wynn Board will be reduced to eight directors, including six independent directors. The company will hold its Special Meeting as planned - read more »

March 2013

Pioneering Mobile Casino Unveils More Tappable Interface for iPhones and Android Phones - 25 March 2013’s one-of-a-kind slot games are now even more Smartphone-friendly! The pioneer in real-money mobile gambling has just rolled out an enhanced user interface for iPhone and Android phone users. Larger buttons and bet selectors designed for tapping improve the mobile casino player experience. Special bonuses - read more »
Triple Crown Bingo Will Have the Luck of the Irish as It Celebrates St. Patrick's Day Saturday March 16th 2013 - 15 March 2013
Spring, TX, March 14, 2013 --( Guests will enjoy fantastic food and drinks during Saturdays "reverse raffle" fundraiser which will be held at 8921 Louetta Rd. Spring, TX. Each ticket entitles the ticket holder to a dinner and a chance at $5000 dollars in bingo prizes. Also featuring "Pull Tab & - read more »
Foxwoods Reports February Slot Revenue - 16 March 2013
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported that slot revenues for the month of February 2013 totaled $38.5 million, a decline of 24 percent from the same period in 2012. Handle for the month was $462.7 million, off 23 percent from February 2012. The Casino - read more »
Sonesta Announces Opening of Royal Sonesta Hotel & Casino Panama - 02 March 2013
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of its first hotel in Panama, the 304-room Royal Sonesta Hotel & Casino Panama. Located in the center of the business district of Panama City, the hotel offers an ideal proximity to the city’s - read more »

April 2013

Empire Resorts Files Registration Statement for Planned Rights Offering - 05 April 2013
MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) today announced that it plans to commence a rights offering of common stock to the holders of its common stock and Series B Preferred Stock, which, if fully subscribed, will produce gross proceeds to the Company of approxim - read more »
Wouldn't You Love a $95,000 Weekend Like This Slots Player Had?! - 25 April 2013
April 25, 2013 (London, UK) – Last weekend, Robert E. was having trouble falling asleep and decided to play some online slots games for awhile. That turned out to be an excellent idea! He ended up having a $95,000 winning streak. He started winning as soon as he logged on to his favorite slot that night and before it - read more »
$250,000 'Slots Slayers PLUS' Starts Soon at Jackpot Capital Casino -- Voting for Games to Be Played Beings This Week - 08 April 2013
April 8, 2013 (Nicosia, Cyprus) – It’s Slot vs Slot in the $250,000 Slots Slayers Plus tournament that begins at Jackpot Capital Casino next week. Voting starts today April 8th, for the slots games to be featured in the first week of competition. Then, each week from April 15 to June 10, players will choose a team of - read more »
Seminole Tribe of Florida Announces New Senior Secured Credit Agreement - 30 April 2013
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida, or the Seminole Tribe, today announced that it has entered into a new senior secured credit agreement. The new credit agreement provides for a seven-year, $750.0 million term loan that is secured by a pledge of revenues generated by - read more »

May 2013

Skillz Surpasses 1M Downloads and Adds New Developer Partners, Enabling Betting in More U.S. Mobile Games - 25 May 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skillz, the the first company to legally enable betting in mobile games in the U.S., has surpassed 1 million downloads since launching less than one month ago. The company has also announced partnerships with five additional independent developers and studios that w - read more »
Lakes Entertainment Announces Opening of Rocky Gap Casino Resort - 23 May 2013
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO) today announced that its Rocky Gap Casino Resort has opened to the public after receiving approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The casino will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Rocky - read more »
Economic Growth To Continue Throughout 2013 - 01 May 2013
Manufacturing Growth Continues in 2013 Revenue to Increase 4.8% Capital Investment to Increase 9.1% Capacity Utilization at 80.2% Non-Manufacturing Growth Also Continues in 2013 Revenue to Increase 3.5% Capital Investment to Increase 3.6% Capacity Utilization at 84.7% TEMPE, Ariz., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Econo - read more »
Opals Will Help Unlock Player Rewards at BingoAustralia - 10 May 2013
San Jose, Costa Rica, May 09, 2013 --( Just in time for May BingoAustralia releases the exciting news that their new VIP loyalty program is launched. This will mark the beginning of a whole new era on the popular Australian bingo site and sets the precedence towards a continuous rewarding of loyalty. The new - read more »

June 2013

American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC and ACEP Finance Corp. Announce Debt Tender Offer - 08 June 2013
LAS VEGAS, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC ("ACEP"), and ACEP Finance Corp. (together with ACEP, the "Company"), announced today that they commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of their outstanding 11% Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (the "Notes"). - read more »
European Gaming Sites Targeting US Gamblers - 28 June 2013
NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent legalization of online gambling in some US states (specifically in Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey) is industry changing. The current European market size of online gambling is $30/B year in 2012 and according to Juniper research mobile gambling alone i - read more »
SHFL entertainment's iGaming Products Go Live on GameAccount Network - 14 June 2013
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) ("SHFL" or the "Company") has announced that its iGaming products are now live and eligible to take real-money bets on GameAccount Network's ("GAN") market leading online gaming platform, including its B2C site - read more »
Embrace Elegance, Succumb to Sophistication with Lavish New Nobu Hotel Suites at Caesars Palace - 19 June 2013
LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated Nobu Hotel suites at Caesars Palace are now available for guests to unwind or entertain with three spectacular designs and a mouthwatering in-suite hospitality menu. Whether seeking a serene weekend retreat or planning an over-the-top celebration, the 18 - read more »

July 2013

International Trade Expert Felipe Garcia Featured Speaker at EXPO/AIGA November 6-8, 2013 at Casino Del Sol Resort, Tucson, AZ - 24 July 2013
PHOENIX, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valerie Spicer, Executive Director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association, announced that international trade expert Felipe Garcia will be a featured speaker at EXPO/AIGA, the Southwest's Foremost Gaming & Business Summit & Trade Show November 6-8, 2013. The confer - read more »
Domainia Inc Announces the Launch of, a Pre-registration and Awareness Solution for the New .POKER gTLD - 05 July 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Within the next year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will introduce hundreds of new, industry-specific Top Level Domains (TLD), such as .POKER, to the Internet. The .POKER domain extension will act as an alternative option - read more »
Revel Announces First Profitable Week in Property History: Cost-Cutting Phase of Post-Emergence Turnaround to Commence - 16 July 2013
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Revel Casino-Hotel announced that the first week of July, 2013 was the first profitable week in the property's fifteen-month history. In addition, as it continues to reframe and reshape its marketing strategy, the property announced the launch of a compr - read more »
Bally Technologies’ Online Games Now Available on William Hill - 12 July 2013
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 its online slot games are now available through the Unite - read more »

August 2013

PA Lottery Cash 5 Jackpot of $700,000 Split by Tickets Sold in Mifflin, Westmoreland Counties - 14 August 2013
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets worth $350,000 each from the Sunday, Aug. 11, drawing were sold at the following locations: -- Wilson's Meats & Groceries, 4 S. Delaware Ave., Lewistown, Mifflin County; and -- Giant Eagle, 4810 Old Will - read more »
$30,000 to be Won in RakeTheRake’s Colossal 30 Day Festival of Freerolls - 02 August 2013
London, United Kingdom, August 01, 2013 --( RakeTheRake, the world’s largest rakeback provider, delivers exclusive promotions to its online poker players every month, in addition to the top rakeback deals. This August RakeTheRake delves even deeper by launching its very own festival – a 30 day Fes - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Record Date and Payment Date of 2013 Six Month Cash Dividend - 30 August 2013
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. (“AERL” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AERL), which operates through its subsidiaries and related promoter companies that act as VIP room gaming promoters, previously announced that its Board of Directors had aut - read more »
NFL Draft Leaves American College Football Championships Hard to Predict but AllYouBet Favors Alabama - 01 August 2013
July 31, 2013, Road Town, BVI (Press Release) – The American college football (NCAAF) season is looming large and is taking bets on every game leading to every division title and the Bowl showdowns that follow. College football is notoriously unpredictable but oddsmakers currently favor Alabama (+250) to - read more »

September 2013

All Slots Casino Climbs Into App Store Top 5 - 18 September 2013
18 September 2013 (TaXbiex, Malta) – All Slots Casinohas seen its mobile app reach the top five for casino games within weeks oflaunching in the UK App Store.The mobile and tabletcasino app entered the App Store at the end of July, but has already overtakenmore established names to climb into the top five for the month - read more »
MGT Capital Asserts New Patent in Infringement Lawsuit - 11 September 2013
HARRISON, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) announced today that its majority owned subsidiary MGT Gaming, Inc. was recently granted U.S. Patent No. 8,500,554 (the "554 Patent"), directed to a gaming system in which a bonus game is played on an interactive displ - read more »
MTR Gaming Group Announces Appointment of Joseph L. Billhimer as Permanent President and Chief Operating Officer - 10 September 2013
CHESTER, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MNTG) today announced the appointment of Joseph L. Billhimer as permanent President and Chief Operating Officer of MTR Gaming Group Inc., effective immediately. “Joe has been a major part of MTR Gaming’s improved perf - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces 2013 Annual Meeting - 07 September 2013
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. (“AERL”) (NASDAQ:AERL), which operates through its subsidiaries and related promoter companies that act as VIP room gaming promoters, announced today that its annual meeting of shareholders will be held at 11:00 a.m. l - read more »

October 2013

MTR Gaming Launches Innovative Online Player’s Club Platform & Online Casino - 25 October 2013
Chester, WV, October 24, 2013 --( MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced today the launch of its “INClub” online player’s club and its free INClub online casino. Customers can access their personalized INClub webpage by going to The free personalized website feat - read more »
Bally Technologies Online Games Now Available on Daub Gaming Sites - 09 October 2013
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 its online slot games are now available for wagering on D - read more »
Empire Global Gaming, Inc. (OTC: EPGG) A Patent is Approved on their New Casino Game “Super Roulette” - 02 October 2013
BELLPORT, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empire Global Gaming, Inc (OTC: EPGG) announced today they have received patent approval for their new class II & III proprietary Casino Game “Super Roulette”. A simple, easy to play and exciting new game that is dealer and player friendly and will - read more » to sponsor British Poker Awards - 04 October 2013
4 October 2013 (London, UK) - As poker fans begin to vote in their droves for their favourite players of 2013 at, organisers Bluff Europe have announced that this year’s event will be sponsored by, the world’s biggest online poker room.Bluff Europe and PokerStars are current - read more »

November 2013

Penn National Gaming Names Saul V. Reibstein Chief Financial Officer - 26 November 2013
WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: NASDAQ) (“Penn” or the “Company”), announced today the appointment of Saul V. Reibstein, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 4, 2013, subject to customary regulatory appro - read more »
Lucky All Slots Casino Player ‘Derren P’ Wins £18,480.30 in a Week - 25 November 2013
22 November 2013, Ta Xbiex, Malta (Press Release) - This week more winners have claimed huge cash prizes from All Slots Casino since the introduction of its Bring Vegas Home promotion in early November. ‘Derren P’ won an amazing 4 times in the past week with prizes totalling a huge £18,480.30. Three out of four of thes - read more »
European Lottery Guild Anticipates Many Winners In This Year’s Spanish Christmas Lottery - 14 November 2013
November 13, 2013, Zaandam, The Netherlands (Press Release): The European Lottery Guild (ELG) has officially announced details of the Spanish Christmas Lottery, or El Gordo as it is known, and sales have already begun. This huge annual event takes place on December 22nd and attracts lottery players from around the worl - read more »
Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited Provides Update on Hong Kong Listing - 27 November 2013
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited (“IKGH”) (NASDAQ:IKGH), which operates through its subsidiaries and related promoter companies that act as VIP room gaming promoters, today announced that the company has engaged Rothschild (Hong Kong) Limited as the new - read more »

December 2013

Endemol Invests $13 Million in Social Casino Start-up Plumbee - 17 December 2013
LONDON & AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Endemol, the world’s largest independent producer of multiplatform entertainment, today announced it has invested $13 million in social casino gaming company Plumbee. The digital start-up’s existing investor, Idinvest Partners, also participated - read more »
The European Lottery Guild Starts 2014 With Millions Up For Grabs - 20 December 2013
Zaandam, Netherlands, December 19, 2013 --( El Niño is a huge lottery event in Spain and has been ever since 1763, second only in size to the Christmas El Gordo Lottery, however, with a total prize pool of 560 Million Euros, it does attract massive amounts of interest. A spokesperson for ELG stated that, - read more »
Interactive Advent Calendar at Reveals a New Casino Bonus Code Each Day - 05 December 2013
5 December 2013, London, UK (Press Release) -- has just launched an interactive advent calendar that reveals a new bonus each day until Christmas. Hidden behind each date on the festive calendar are holiday casino bonuses up to 200%. The amount changes every day, though, when a new bonus and coupon code is re - read more »
Christmas Came Early for Slotland's $182,782 "Ice Queen" Jackpot Winner - 12 December 2013
London, United Kingdom, December 11, 2013 --( One Slotland ( player just got an early Christmas present. Charles N. has won $182,782 playing the deluxe Ice Queen slot game. Fast cars and luxury travel might be tempting for some, but this jackpot winner says he plans to just enjoy the sm - read more »