Gambling News Archives 2013

January 2013

NHL Hockey is Back This Weekend and is Refunding Losing NHL Bets on Canadian Hockey Teams - 18 January 2013
18 January 2012 (London, UK) – It’s been a dismal winter in Canada this year but with the NHL season finally starting this weekend after a long, painful lockout, things are looking up. This season,, the international tribally-owned online casino, sportsbook and poker room, is rewarding players even when they - read more »
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Continues with Satellites and Series Events for Pro Poker Championship - 26 January 2013
Dover, DE, January 25, 2013 --( The Crown Royal® Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will hold additional satellites for this year’s Pro Poker Championship event which began earlier this month. Series events also continue. Upcoming events and satellites are as follows:Jan. 31, Noon: Event - read more »
Simka Consulting – Adding a New Dimension to iGaming Consultancy - 24 January 2013
St Julians, Malta, January 23, 2013 --( With the turn of the New Year, a group of individuals based in Malta have joined hands to put together a complete iGaming solution for business houses and budding entrepreneurs. This iGaming consultancy will be called Simka Consulting and will offer their clients an end - 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 »

February 2013

Cummins Allison Announces Its Latest Solutions for Retail Back-Office Processing - 20 February 2013
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cummins Allison, the leading innovator and provider of currency and coin handling solutions, today announced its latest solution offerings for retail back-office processing. Cummins Allison now offers a back-office solution for retailers that - read more »
Claim a $100 Bonus When You Try Lucky Club Casino's New 'Duel in the Deep' Slots Game - 13 February 2013
February 13, 2012 (London, UK) – If you like the Windows 8 "metro-style" then you should check out Lucky Club Casino.  They've just added a new slots game where exotic marine life fights for control of a tropical coral reef. Duel in the Deep includes the new Boiling Point jackpot meter that lets you know how clos - read more »
Pro Poker Championship Final Events Listed for Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - 02 February 2013
Dover, DE, February 01, 2013 --( The Pro Poker Championship final events will take place in the Crown Royal® Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, as follows:Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: Event 5 – Multi-table satellite into Event 7; $375 buy in, 10,000 chipsFeb. 8, 7 p.m.: Event 6 – $10,000 guaran - read more »
Foxwoods Reports January Slot Revenue - 20 February 2013
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino for January 2013 was $40.7 million, 12.1 percent lower than the same month a year ago. Handle for the month declined 8.3 percent to $504.4 million. The Casino contributed $10.6 million to the Connecticut Specia - read more »

March 2013

WMS Schedules Special Stockholder Meeting for May 10, 2013 to Vote on Adoption of the Merger Agreement with Scientific Games - 19 March 2013
WAUKEGAN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS) today announced that a special meeting of its stockholders has been scheduled to, among other things, consider and vote on the proposal to adopt the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Scientific Games Cor - read more »
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to Host Conference Call for Existing Holders of its Outstanding Notes Regarding the Restructuring of its Indebtedness on March 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time - 02 March 2013
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (“MPTN”), owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino®, today announced that it will host a conference call for existing holders of its outstanding notes at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 6, 2013 to discuss the previ - read more »
Research and Markets: Analyzing the Casinos & Gambling Industry in the US - 2013 Report on the $95 Billion Market - 22 March 2013
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Casinos & Gambling Industry in the US" report to their offering. Aruvian Research analyzes the Casinos and Gambling Indust - read more »
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 »

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 »
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 »
Betsson AB: Betsson Publishes Annual Report for 2012 - 18 April 2013
STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News: Betssons (STO:BETSB) annual report for 2012 is now available on the company´s web site, Betsson AB’s Core Business consists of owning and administering shareholdings in companies which, themselves or through partners - read more »
SHFL entertainment Begins Rollout of Video Lottery Terminals in New York - 30 April 2013
LAS VEGAS, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) ("SHFL" or the "Company") announced today that it has begun the installation of its Video Lottery Terminals ("VLTs") in New York. (Logo: "Our first big - read more »

May 2013

Affinity Gaming Announces Final Results of Stockholder Voting at the Company''s Annual Meeting of Stockholders - 21 May 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Affinity Gaming (“Affinity” or the “Company) today announced the final results of stockholder voting at the Company's 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. As previously reported, stockholders approved the expansion of Affinity's board of directors from - read more »
Frequent Cadillac Service Keeps Vehicles Running Stronger - 03 May 2013
JOLIET, Ill., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For luxury vehicles to maintain their luxury feel, they need to be regularly taken care of with relentless detail. Cadillac service near Chicago, IL is essential to maintaining the performance of a Cadillac and will make the car feel like it did when it was dri - read more »
$5000 Added to Intertops Poker Series 2013 Satellites -- Final Gold Card Race Set to Award Another $30,000 - 01 May 2013
1 May 2013 -- St. Johns, Antigua (Press Release) – Series 2013 is now underway and starting today Intertops Poker is adding even more cash to the pot. Daily satellites starting at only $0.50 are qualifying players for the weekly 2013 $5K Final. $5,000 combined value of Gold Chip and Gold Card satellites will be added - read more »
MGM Resorts International Announces Launch Of Exchange Offer For 6.750% Senior Notes Due 2020 - 03 May 2013
LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (the "Company") (NYSE: MGM) announced today that it has commenced an offer to exchange any and all of its outstanding $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "Initial Notes") for new 6.750% Senior Notes due 202 - read more »

June 2013

Pharaoh's Treasure slot unlocks £311K fortune for lucky player - 04 June 2013
LONDON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- was once again in the thick of Britain's biggest online winnings this weekend as VIP player karlos31 unlocked the progressive jackpot on Pharaoh's Treasure slot - winning a total of GBP311,703.76. Pharaoh's Treasure, just one of many progressive - read more »
Uniform Standards and Safeguards in New Federal Internet Gambling Legislation Would Resolve Patchwork of Inconsistent State Laws - 07 June 2013
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the regulation of intrastate Internet gambling spreads on a state-by-state basis, Rep. Pete King (R-NY) today introduced legislation, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Act of 2013, which would create a uniform regulatory - read more »
California Nations Indian Gaming Association Applauds President Obama for Establishing White House Council on Native American Affairs - 27 June 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) wishes to express our appreciation to President Obama for the Executive Order establishing the White House Council on Native American Affairs. President Obama declared it the policy of the Unite - read more »
Optimal Payments and Bally Technologies announce partnership to provide payment services in U.S. regulated gaming Market - 26 June 2013
LONDON, England, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Optimal Payments Plc. (AIM: OPAY) ("Optimal Payments"), a leading global online payment provider, has signed an agreement with Bally Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BYI) ("Bally"), a leading provider of slot machines, video machines, casino-management, interactive applicat - read more »

July 2013

United Bingo Launches Mobile Platform Across All Brands - 24 July 2013
LONDON, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Bingo [ ] has just announced the launch of their brand-wide mobile platform. Popular bingo sites Moon Bingo, Gossip Bingo, Robin Hood Bingo, Polo Bingo and the new casino site MoonGames are now available on IOs - read more »
SHFL entertainment Installs Linked Progressives Across 35 Casinos in the United Kingdom - 12 July 2013
LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) ("SHFL" or the "Company") announced today that it has begun the installation of its Operator Wide Area Progressive ("OWAP") technology to link 50 BJ Aces tables across 35 of Genting's casinos in the Unite - read more »
Bally Technologies, Inc. to Acquire SHFL Entertainment, Inc. - 17 July 2013
LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) ("SHFL" or the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) ("Bally"), pursuant to which Bally has agreed to acquire - read more »
Betfred Offer 8 Places on Open Golf - 17 July 2013
MANCHESTER, England, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookmakers Betfred are offering 8 places each way on the 142nd Open. The enhanced each way terms apply to all bets placed between 10am and 6pm on Wednesday 17th July. Betfred spokesman Mark Pearson: "To celebrate this wonderful summ - read more »

August 2013

IGT Expands Systems Offering in Asia - 02 August 2013
LAS VEGAS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) a global leader in gaming systems technology, today announced that they have been selected to provide their state-of-the-art sbX(®) system to the prestigious The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam. The deal also marks the first time that - read more »
Seneca Nation of Indians Transfers Casino Exclusivity Funds to New York State - 02 August 2013
CATTARAUGUS/ALLEGANY TERRITORIES, N.Y., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seneca Nation of Indians today transferred 349.6 million dollars to New York State in a special ceremony including Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder, Sr. and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Held at the Seneca Niagara Events Ce - read more » Kicks Off German Bundesliga This Weekend Picking Munich to Win Opening Match Friday Night - 08 August 2013
8 August 2013, London, UK (Press Release) – German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich host Borussia Monchengladbach for the first game of the season Friday night at the Allianz Arena. odds makers favor Bayern Munich (1.14) to win the opening match.“Borussia Monchengladbach was beaten in the Super Cup last we - read more »
Tropicana Entertainment Enters Agreement to Acquire the Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels in St. Louis, Missouri - 20 August 2013
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. ("Tropicana") announced that it has entered into an agreement with Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. to acquire Lumiere Place Casino, HoteLumiere, and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis (collectively, "Lumiere"). "We are delighted to enter the St. - read more »

September 2013

PA Lottery Cash 5 Ticket Worth $225,000 Sold in Lehigh County - 05 September 2013
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 was among 22,892 prize-winning tickets sold statewide for the Monday, Sept. 2 drawing. The jackpot-winning ticket was sold at Turkey Hill, 610 Main St., Slatington, Lehigh County. It - read more »
Javier Rodríguez Borgio and Big Bola Foundation Helping Guerrero, Mexico Victims - 24 September 2013
Queretaro, Mexico, September 23, 2013 --( Big Bola Foundation and Javier Rodríguez Borgio, concerned about Mexico's current disasters due to tropical storms Ingrid and Manuel, have started a collection campaign to help victims. In collaboration with Big Bola Casinos, Red Cross Mexico and DIF, Javier - read more »
FanDuel Promo Code and Review Website Now Available for Fantasy Football, Baseball, and Basketball Players - 08 September 2013
Akron, OH, September 07, 2013 --( A FanDuel promo code can be a big money saver this year when signing up to play fantasy football, baseball, basketball, or other sports. That is why the new unofficial FanDuel promo code and review website is now available for smart fantasy competitors seeking to maximize the - read more »
PA Lottery: $436 Million in Jackpots Up For Grabs Next Two Nights - 14 September 2013
Mega Millions jackpot at $119 Million, Powerball at $317 Million MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Multi-state game jackpots offering a combined total of more than $436 million over the next two nights are driving brisk sales at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers. Drawn tonight, the Me - read more »

October 2013

Hemstock Wins Clipper Logistics Championship on PGA EuroPro Tour - 01 October 2013
LEEDS, England, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gavins loses second consecutive play-off but assures himself Challenge Tour card Billy Hemstock won the Clipper Logistics Championship at Moor Allerton Golf Club on Friday, beating Daniel Gavins i - read more »
Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP: Notice to Shareholders of Florida Gaming Corporation - 03 October 2013
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Following a request (available here) made by Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP the Office of the United States Trustee (the “U.S. Trustee”) has invited shareholders of Florida Gaming Corporation (“Florida Gaming” or the “Company”) - 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 »
Liberty Slots Second Birthday Makeover Adds Features but Maintains the Casino’s Elegant Upscale Experience - 10 October 2013
October 10, 2013 -- London, UK (Press Release) – Liberty Slots is celebrating its second birthday with a complete casino makeover, a $5000 Halloween Slots Tournament and a massive increase to its Welcome Bonus. The brand new casino and website layouts have kept the look and feel of an elegant Las Vegas casino and made - read more »

November 2013

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 »
Betclearer launch new operation with LVS Advanced Betting Platform - 12 November 2013
November 12, 2013 - London, UK (Press Release) -  LVS Ltd, a UK based specialist of sports betting solutions today announced the launch of a new platform for their customer Betclearer which went live on October 8th, 2013.Betclearer owns the Bet Butler brand; they are a broker offering a unique sports betting exper - read more »
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 »
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 »

December 2013

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 »
Juicy Stakes Offering Up to $300 Reload Bonus over Christmas Break -- Holiday Tournaments and $5000 Rake Races Continue - 23 December 2013
December 23, 2013, London, UK (Press Release) – Everyone could use a little extra cash this time of year so Juicy Stakes poker is giving players an up to $300 Christmas Reload Bonus. With daily Holiday Poker Tournaments and a Fast Fold Rake Race also in progress, it’s a busy month at the popular online poker room.Juicy - read more »
Bally Technologies’ TITANIC Video Slot Game Sweeps Awards at Macao Gaming Show - 19 December 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The romantic and feature-filled TITANIC™video slot from gaming technology innovator Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) (“Bally”) won awards in all four categories presented at the VIP Slot Room at the Macao Gaming Show last month. Bally - read more »
Twin River Worldwide Holdings to Acquire Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi - 16 December 2013
LINCOLN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a move to geographically expand its gaming operations, Twin River Worldwide Holdings, parent company of Twin River Casino ( in Lincoln, Rhode Island, announced its intent to acquire the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The - read more »