Gambling News Archives 2013

January 2013

VIP Poker Room Announces First Members of Pro Ambassador Team - 18 January 2013
Montreal, Canada, January 17, 2013 --( VIP Poker Room, the newest venue in the poker-booming Montreal area, has announced the first members of its Pro Ambassador Team. Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov who proudly owns a WSOP bracelet along with a WPT title, WPT Champion Will “The Thrill” Faill - read more », Free Online Slots Site, Launches Luxurious New "Reel De Luxe" Loaded with Bonus Features for Shoppers - 10 January 2013
London, United Kingdom, January 09, 2013 --( To celebrate the New Year, one of the world’s most popular free online slots sites has added yet another free casino game, the Reel De Luxe. now has seven unique games and continues to award cash prizes to daily slots tournament winners.“I - read more »
Celtic Casino Celebrates 3rd Anniversary - 21 January 2013
London, United Kingdom, January 20, 2013 --( After its energetic burst onto the online gaming scene in 2009, Celtic Casino now celebrates three years of growth and innovation in the online gaming space. Celtic Casino boasts the premiere live casino using Visionary iGaming software and outpaces its competition - read more » Giving Free €500 Super Bowl Spread Bet - 13 January 2013
London, United Kingdom, January 12, 2013 --(, the international tribally-owned online casino, sportsbook and poker room, is giving away a free €500 Super Bowl spread bet this month. Players are automatically entered to win the free all-or-nothing proposition when they wager at least €25 - read more »

February 2013

Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces Rolling Chip Turnover of US$1.26 Billion for January 2013 - 05 February 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 unaudited Rolling Chip Turnover (as defined below) for the month of January - read more »
Statement from Leo Chu, President of Century Gaming Management, Doing Business as Hollywood Park Casino, Regarding Commitment to Ensuring Employee Retention - 20 February 2013
INGLEWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Interests representing Hollywood Park Casino employees held a press conference Monday supporting efforts to protect their jobs as current Hollywood Park Casino President Leo Chu and his team, who have consistently backed full employee retention, prepare to han - read more »
"Piano" Opens First U.S. Location Showcasing Live Music at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - 14 February 2013
Hollywood, FL, February 12, 2013 --( A unique entertainment and dining experience has debuted at Seminole Paradise at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Piāno, an upscale live music bar has opened its first U.S. location.Piāno, created by Bazz Norton and Moya Ruskin, offers guests a unique exper - read more »
Intertops Poker Giving $300 Reload Bonus This Weekend -- Extra Free Roll Tournaments Scheduled - 07 February 2013
6 February 2013 (St. Johns, Antigua) – Intertops Poker offers regular special reload bonuses to its players – and it’s that time again this weekend. From February 8th – 10th (only), the fifteen-year-old poker site will double players’ deposits up to $300. To claim their reload bonus , players just enter the reload code - read more »

March 2013

Hot Topics Recap:  March Madness 2013 - 16 March 2013
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The following releases focus on March Madness 2013: AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO--AVG Technologies Offers Security Tips for March Madness Source: AVG SAN FRANCISCO--Bracketology Goes Social as Fanhood Offers Major Updates to March Madness Betting - read more »
Research and Markets: Analyzing the Casinos & Gambling Industry in Belgium - 16 March 2013
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Casinos & Gambling Industry in Belgium" report to their offering. The casinos and gaming industry of Belgium has been faci - read more »
New Games Now Live at Red Flush Casino - 07 March 2013
London, United Kingdom, March 06, 2013 --( After much hype, March’s two new video slot games are live at Red Flush Casino now – Girls With Guns – Jungle Heat Video Slot and Tiger Moon.“We are excited to yet again be hosting the latest and greatest Microgaming slot entertainment for our - read more »
LuckyLiveCasino Celebrates 4th Anniversary - 10 March 2013
London, United Kingdom, March 09, 2013 --( Lucky Live Casino, one of the first live dealer casinos to offer live games from the Fitzwilliam Card Club and Casino in Dublin, Ireland, celebrates it's 4th anniversary this year. Known for its seasoned staff of professional live dealers, Lucky Live Casino offer - read more »

April 2013

$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 »
Elray Gaming to Develop Mobile Technologies for Online Gaming Sector - 05 April 2013
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Elray Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: ELRA), through its online gaming and turnkey solution subsidiary Elray Gaming, announced the launch of Elray Mobile to develop a host of mobile products and technologies for the mobile gaming sector. The Company has launched Elray - read more »
Trans World Corporation Schedules 2013 First Quarter Financial Results and Conference Call for Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 30 April 2013
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trans World Corporation (OTC:TWOC) announced today that it will issue its financial results for its 2013 first quarter ended March 31, 2013 on Thursday, May 2, 2013, prior to the opening of the stock market. The Company will discuss these results in a conference cal - read more »
Team Pokerstars Pro Vanessa Rousso Hosts Free Mini-Camp at VIP Poker Room in Kahnawake, Quebec - 02 April 2013
Montreal, Canada, April 01, 2013 --( Poker Players Can Attend "Reading People and Decoding Human Behavior" for Free on April 7th at 1pm.As the Montreal poker scene continues to grow, poker players have yet another reason to get excited. They will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into Re - read more »

May 2013

Surprise Wigan Victory Leads to Big Payout for Bet Butler - 14 May 2013
LONDON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pledge to refund losing bets gives Man City fans something to smile about Disheartened punters who had bet on runaway favourites Manchester City to win Saturday's FA Cup final can now smile again after Bet Butler, the UK's leading betting broker, made good on - read more »
Boyd Gaming Announces Redemption, In Full, Of All Outstanding 6.75% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2014 - 02 May 2013
LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation(NYSE: BYD) announced today that it has notified the trustee for its 6.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 that on May 30, 2013, it will redeem, in full, all outstanding 6.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 at a redemption price of 100.00 - read more »
Pennsylvania Lottery Jackpot-Winning Cash 5 Tickets Sold in Lackawanna, Philadelphia, Northumberland Counties - 07 May 2013
Middletown, Pa., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets were recently sold in Lackawanna and Northumberland counties, and also in Philadelphia. Two Cash 5 tickets worth more than $258,000 each from the Friday, May 3 drawing were sold at Convenient Food Mart - read more »
Gaming Control Board Approves SugarHouse Casino Expansion - 16 May 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today unanimously approved the request by the operator of SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia to modify a previously approved-development plan of the facility. The approved modifications include a repositioning of the - read more »

June 2013

LaserLock Technologies Announces Identity Authentication Solution for Internet Gaming - 05 June 2013
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LaserLock Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:LLTI), a global leader in providing state-of-the-art authentication solutions to governments, health care providers, high-end retailers and the gaming industry announced today it has developed a solution that authenticates players of - read more »
Maryland Live! Casino Leads Mid-Atlantic Gaming Market with Total Gaming Revenue of $55M in May 2013 - 19 June 2013
HANOVER, Md., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland Live! Casino once again takes the top spot in the mid-Atlantic gaming market for May 2013, generating record revenues totaling $55,056,385 and outperforming all regional competitors, including the leading properties in Atlantic City and Pennsylvania. Compar - read more »
World Series of Poker's Inaugural Millionaire Maker Tournament Attracts Record Number of Entrants - 04 June 2013
LAS VEGAS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: To kick off opening weekend at the 2013 World Series of Poker in grand style, Event #6 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em) started on Saturday, June 1st with a - read more »
Bally's Las Vegas South Tower to become All-New Jubilee Tower - 26 June 2013
LAS VEGAS, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bally's Las Vegas has announced plans to renovate and rename its existing South tower to the all-new Jubilee Tower, named after the property's iconic show, Jubilee!, which celebrates its 32nd anniversary this summer, making it the longest-running show in Las Vegas. Ren - read more »

July 2013

Millionaire-Maker IGT Awards another Lucky Winner with More Than $1.3 Million at Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, Florida - 17 July 2013
LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) created another lucky winner, who wished to remain anonymous, with an award of $1,368,853.84 on a Megabucks® Pink Ice(TM) Spinning Reel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida on July 13th. (Logo: http://photos - read more »
Detroit Sues Financial Insurer Syncora to Release Improperly Captured City Casino Revenues - 06 July 2013
DETROIT, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Detroit today filed suit in Wayne County Circuit Court against Syncora Guarantee Inc. to recover up to $11 million a month in casino revenues that the City believes are being improperly withheld due to Syncora's conduct. This threatens the City's ongoing re - read more »
Frontier Developments plc: Admission to AIM - 11 July 2013
Cummins Allison Introduces Flexible Programs for Adding Self-Service Coin Machines to Casinos - 17 July 2013
MT. PROSPECT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cummins Allison, the leading innovator and provider of currency, coin and check handling solutions, today announced the introduction of new offerings for casinos interested in leveraging the benefits of self-service coin machines to attract patrons and - read more »

August 2013

Delaware County Woman Claims $77.4 Million Powerball Jackpot - 02 August 2013
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patricia Chandler, of Upper Darby, Delaware County, today claimed a $77.4 million Powerball® jackpot from the Saturday, June 22, 2013 drawing. Chandler's ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 13-19-23-33-57, and the red Powerball 28, to wi - read more »
Lucky Club Casino Player Shows "Quit WhenYou're Ahead" Not Always Best Advice - 13 August 2013
August 13, 2012, London, UK (Press Release) – Many might advise a slots player to quit when they’re ahead but Cedric M., a regular at Lucky Club Casino, is certainly glad no one suggested that the other night. After hitting several jackpots on his favorite slot, Ancient Wonders, he was up more than $18,000 and the week - read more »
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 »
SportsBetting Catches Bettor's Attention With 50% Bonus - 03 August 2013
PANAMA CITY, Panama, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Tired of the piddly bonuses other stingy sportsbook are offering? This football season, SportsBetting is taking the industry lead by giving players exactly what they want: bigger bonuses. SportsBetting has upped their game by presenting their players with a w - read more »

September 2013 Launches "Spin to Win" - a Social Slot Machine Experience - 19 September 2013
SLIEMA, Malta, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing a free browser-based social slot machine that can win you and a Facebook friend a trip of a lifetime and up to $100,000! [ ] the definitive online casino guide, today announced the worldwide la - read more »
Gaming Partners International Corporation Expands Portfolio with New Innovative Products at G2E Trade Show in Las Vegas - 24 September 2013
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (NASDAQ: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game products worldwide, has announced that it will showcase a variety of new products at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) exhibition being held at the Sands Convent - read more »
INVESTOR ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Investigates the Sale of MTR Gaming Group, Inc. to Eldorado Resorts, LLC -- MNTG - 17 September 2013
NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law Offices of Vincent Wong are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) ("MTR Gaming") regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the - read more »
Bingo Find Releases New Infographic Taking an in-Depth Look at the UK Betting Scene - 13 September 2013
LONDON, September 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bingo Find have just released a new infographic taking an in-depth look at the betting scene in the United Kingdom, highlighting how both online and offline gambling has grown in recent years. The infographic, entitled 'UK Betting: An Infographic Look at - read more »

October 2013

Bally Technologies Installs Award-Winning Systems Solutions at Casino Atlantic City Peru - 10 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 it has installed its trailblazing iVIEW Display Man - read more »
Mega Millions Tickets Worth $250,000 Each Sold in Lancaster County, Philadelphia; Jackpot Grows to $189 Million - 01 October 2013
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before the Mega Millions® jackpot rolled to $189 million for the Oct. 1 drawing, two tickets worth $250,000 each from the Friday, Sept. 27, drawing were sold at these Pennsylvania Lottery retailers: -- Sheetz, 698 W. Main St., New Holland, Lancaster - read more »
Penn National Gaming Prices $300 Million of 5.875% Senior Notes Due 2021 - 22 October 2013
WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN:Nasdaq) (“Penn”) announced today the pricing of $300 million principal amount of new 5.875% Senior Notes due 2021, which will be issued in a private placement. The new notes will be issued at par. The notes will be seni - read more »
All Slots Casino Rolls Out Two New Mobile Games For Halloween - 01 October 2013
October 1, 2013 – Ta Xbiex, Malta – Players at All Slots Casino ( have a sweet treat in store this month in timefor Halloween as two great games have been added to the quickly expanding HDmobile casino platform.Halloweenies and What aHoot both offer top-notch gaming action along with decidedly sp - read more »

November 2013

Bally Technologies Announces New Senior Executive Leadership Team - 26 November 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) (“Bally” or the “Company”), a leader in gaming machines, table-game products, casino-management systems, interactive applications, and networked and server-based systems for the global gaming industry, tod - read more »
DraftKings, Inc. Closes $24M Series B Round to Drive Continued Momentum and Redefine the Fantasy Sports Market - 27 November 2013
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DraftKings, Inc., a leading provider of daily fantasy sports online and in mobile with offerings in fantasy baseball, fantasy football, fantasy basketball, and fantasy hockey, has closed a $24M Series B round of funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation by GGV - read more »
Liberty Slots Player says $100,000 Winning Streak is a Message from God - 12 November 2013
November 12, 2013 -- London, UK (Press Release) – A Liberty Slots ( player who had an incredible winning streak playing various slots games the other night says her $100,000 winning streak is a message from God. Janeta, an unemployed account manager in Pennsylvania, cashed in on free spins a - read more »
MTR and Eldorado Amend Merger Agreement to Deliver Greater Value To MTR Stockholders - 20 November 2013
CHESTER, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MNTG) (“MTR”) and Eldorado HoldCo LLC (“Eldorado”) announced today that they have amended the previously announced merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) between the two companies to deliver greate - read more »

December 2013

Basketball and Black Magic Combine in $100,000 Run of Good Luck that Earns Player Diamond VIP Status at Liberty Slots Casino - 03 December 2013
December 3, 2013 -- London, UK (Press Release) – An afternoon of basketball and a little black magic turned into a $100,000 winning spree for a Liberty Slots ( player who earned Diamond VIP status when several massive wins earned him over a million comp points.“It’s just one of those things y - read more »
Get Free Spins and Double Comp Points on 'Return of the Rudolph' Christmas Slot Game at Springbok Casino This Month - 04 December 2013
December 4, 2013 – South Africa (Press Release) – South Africa’s best online casino, Springbok Casino ( has several classic Christmas games but Return of the Rudolph is the runaway favorite with South African slots players. Santastic, which just launched last month, has also been popular. - read more »
Research and Markets: Casinos in Australia - 2013 Report Says Raising the Stakes: Competition from Casinos in Asia to shape the Industry''s Future - 04 December 2013
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Casinos in Australia" report to their offering. The Casinos industry includes revenue from table games (e.g. blackjack), gaming machines and as - read more »
Slotland's New 'Treasure Island' Slot Game Features Booty-Boosting Treasure Hunt Bonus Game - 20 December 2013
December 19, 2013, London, UK (Press Release) – Yo, ho, ho me hearties, Slotland ( has just set sail with Treasure Island, a new pirate-themed slot game with a Treasure Hunt bonus game to boost winnings. Also available in a specially enhanced version for iPhones, the new Treasure Island is tied t - read more »