Gambling News Archives 2013

January 2013

Intertops Casino Giving Away $120,000 in Mardi Gras Casino Bonuses and Hosting $1400 Valentines Slot Tournament - 31 January 2013
January 30, 2013 (St. Johns, Antigua) – Mardi Gras will be celebrated around the world on February 12 but Intertops Casino ( has already begun it’s $120,000 Mardi Gras casino bonus giveaway. While giving and receiving colorful beads is a popular Fat Tuesday tradition, Intertops Casino is givi - read more »
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 »
Slotland Pays Out $56,000 in Annual "Whale of the Year" VIP Bonuses - 31 January 2013
London, United Kingdom, January 30, 2013 --( has just paid out a staggering $56,000 in VIP bonuses in its annual “Whale of the Year” contest. Thirty slots game players received prizes in the year-long contest for VIP players with the most deposits made in 2012. Top winners Carol S. re - 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

Affinity Gaming Announces Annual Meeting Date - 21 February 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Affinity Gaming (the “Company”) announced that its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., Pacific Time, at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stockholders of record at the close - read more »
WMS to Report Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results on February 6; Cancels Conference Call and Webcast - 05 February 2013
WAUKEGAN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS) reaffirmed today that it will release its fiscal 2013 second quarter results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. However, in light of the announcement on January 31, 2013, that Scientific Games Corporation (Nasda - read more »
Bally Technologies Brings Content Online Through Agreement with OpenBet - 05 February 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 will bring its market-leading content online through a - read more »
Unlikely Bad Beat Jackpot Unfolds at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - 09 February 2013
Dover, DE, February 08, 2013 --( The Crown Royal Poker Room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino had a hit on the Bad Beat Jackpot on Feb. 2 on a Texas Hold‘em table. The jackpot netted $110,763.48, and was divided incrementally among the ten players at the table.The hand started with a man from Portsmouth - read more »

March 2013

Affinity Gaming to Report Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Results on Monday, April 1, 2013 - 21 March 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Affinity Gaming today announced that it will report its fourth quarter 2012 results before the market opens on Monday, April 1, 2013. The company will hold a conference call with investors and analysts at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on that day - read more »
Digital River Hosts Monetization Day at the 2013 Game Developers Conference - 21 March 2013
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, will host and sponsor the Monetization Track at the 2013 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m - 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 »
Affinity Gaming Discloses That Z Capital Has Withdrawn Its Non-Binding Proposal to Purchase the Company - 05 March 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Affinity Gaming (“Affinity Gaming” or the “Company”) today announced that it received a letter on February 28, 2013, from Z Capital Partners L.L.C. and its affiliates (“Z Capital”) disclosing that Z Capital has withdrawn its non-binding p - read more »

April 2013

MTR Gaming Invests in Smokeless Air - 09 April 2013
Chester, WV, April 08, 2013 --( MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) recently acquired a state-of-the-art air purification system for two of its casinos.According to company officials at Casino Air, the manufacturer of the system, it will remove approximately 95% of the tar, nicotine and ash in the air dur - read more »
Foxwoods Slot Revenue Rebounds in March - 16 April 2013
MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino fell 5.7 percent in March to $49.6 million, the company reported today. The monthly figure marked an $11.1 million improvement over the slot revenues reported last month. Handle for March 2013 was off 6.7 percent - read more »
Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd. Announces 2012 Annual Cash Dividend - 05 April 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 »
Williams Interactive and Groupe Partouche Launch Online Casino for Players in Belgium - 19 April 2013
CHICAGO & BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Williams Interactive LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS), today announced the launch of, a new online casino featuring exclusive authentic WMS Gaming content for residents of Belgium. The fully legal - read more »

May 2013

IGT and Hopland Sho-Ka-Wa Casino Sign Agreement for sbX® - 02 May 2013
LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry, today announced that the Hopland Sho-Ka-Wa Casino have entered into an agreement for the use of IGT's sbX® system solution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire. - read more »
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary With Exclusive Concert Performance - 24 May 2013
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating 10 years as an unparalleled travel destination on the East Coast, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa along with Live Nation Entertainment announced today a unique concert celebration featuring The Roots with Jill Scott and special guests Slash & Az - read more »
Truckers Hit the Bullseye as Eric Bristow Opens Truckstop Near Cannock - 24 May 2013
MANCHESTER, England, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One Hundred and eighty truckers tackled five times darts World Champion Eric Bristow at the launch of a refurbished truck stop called the Road King. The truckers got a shock when they turned up at the New Hollies Truck Stop near Cannock, Staffords - read more »
Poarch Creek Responds to Dismissal of Terrorist Charge - 05 May 2013
POARCH CREEK INDIAN RESERVATION, Ala., May 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is regrettable that Poarch Tribal law enforcement officials were not invited to show the Grand Jury video of the individual threatening to burn down our casino. That video, and other evidence, clearly shows that this individual has made - read more »

June 2013

The Best Bet on Sports Handicapping Site Announces Record Month of $13,000 Profit in May with Baseball Picks - 04 June 2013
LAS VEGAS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading website for baseball picks, is proud to announce the latest statistics on the sports success of its members. Many believe baseball picks are the biggest challenge of any sports for baseball handicappers. In the month of May, bas - read more »
Greektown Casino-Hotel Launches Detroit's Largest Casino Promotion Ever - 28 June 2013
DETROIT, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Greektown Casino-Hotel will launch Detroit's largest casino promotion ever. A total of 23 lucky guests will drive away in a brand new Chevrolet or Ford vehicle, and thousands of dollars in gas cards will also be awarded during Greektown's "Free Ride Car-A-D - read more »
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Welcomes FUNAMBULA Theatrical Circus Sensation June 11 - August 11 - 07 June 2013
BILOXI, Miss., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedic daredevil and circus star Bello Nock dangled upside down from a helicopter 500 feet above the ground at Beau Rivage today, with no safety net or tether, to kick off the resort's new summer show FUNAMBULA. The theatrical circus sensation will perform a limite - read more »
PA Lottery Cash 5 Prize Worth $125,000 Soon to Expire - 11 June 2013
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is only limited time for the holder of a Pennsylvania Lottery jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth $125,000 from the June 23, 2012, drawing to claim the prize. The ticket and prize will expire one year from the date of the drawing. Because that d - read more »

July 2013

Pennsylvania Lottery's July 6 Millionaire Raffle Game Is Sold Out - 06 July 2013
More than $5 Million in Prizes Awaiting 6,000 Winners MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final ticket for the Pennsylvania Lottery's July 6 Millionaire Raffle drawing was sold at 11:32 a.m. today at Mr. Smokes, 12120 Route 30, North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County. Sales for the 16t - read more »
Mega Millions to Offer Larger Starting Jackpots Beginning in October - 17 July 2013
Advance Play Option Begins to Taper July 23 MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mega Millions® multi-state lottery game is being redesigned to offer bigger starting jackpots and better overall odds beginning Oct. 22, 2013. "The updated Mega Millions game will offer a starting j - read more »
Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Chairman Reggie Lewis Calls Attention to Nancy Ayala's Unauthorized Seizure of $1.8 Million in Casino Revenue; New York Judge Prohibits Ayala's Continued Unapproved Withdrawals - 30 July 2013
FRESNO, Calif., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A New York judge today rejected Nancy Ayala's argument that she is entitled to continue taking casino revenue to support her faction's activities, and prohibited all future disbursements to Ayala unless approved by Chukchansi Chairman Reggie Lewis. In a conferenc - 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 »

August 2013

FutureLogic's GEN2 Universal(TM) Printer Specified by Leading Casino Groups In France - 21 August 2013
GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FutureLogic, Inc., the world's leading developer of innovative ticket printing and couponing solutions, announces today that its GEN2 Universal(TM) printer has been selected by Groupe Partouche and Groupe Tranchant, along with several leading independent casinos, - read more »
Match 6 Lotto Rolls Again! Jackpot Reaches $4.8 Million for Labor Day - 31 August 2013
Game's Red-Hot Summer Produces Millions of Winners MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery players have another reason to look forward to Labor Day: after rolling again last night, the Match 6 Lotto jackpot has grown to $4.8 million for the Monday, Sept. 2 drawing. Matc - read more »
Yonkers Racing Corporation Announces Details Of Earnings Call For Second Quarter 2013 - 16 August 2013
YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yonkers Racing Corporation (the "Corporation") announced today that the Corporation will host a conference call for holders of its Senior Secured Notes and other members of the financial community on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time for the purpos - read more »
SBTech Penetrate the US Land Based Market Through an Exclusive Agreement With Genting - 06 August 2013
LONDON, August 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry-leading and award-winning provider of turnkey sports betting solutions, SBTech penetrates the US market thanks to an exclusive deal with Genting Alderney, a subsidiary company of Genting International, that will see them provide the Genting group with a co - read more »

September 2013

Full House Resorts to Participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Gaming and Lodging Conference - 07 September 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) announced today that the Company will be participating in one-on-one and small group meetings at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Gaming and Lodging Conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The conference will be held at the Fou - read more »
2012-2013 Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Released - 28 September 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's 2012-2013 Annual Report is now available in electronic format and can be downloaded by visiting the Gaming Control Board's web site, The report includes statistical charts on gaming revenue - read more »
The Results Are in: TransAct Brings the Power of Epicentral to 2013 Global Gaming Expo - 12 September 2013
HAMDEN, Conn. & LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct”), a global leader in market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries, will demonstrate that the - read more »
Caesars Entertainment Announces Offering of 10 Million Shares of Common Stock - 27 September 2013
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation ("Caesars") (NASDAQ: CZR) announced today the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 10 million shares of its common stock. Caesars expects to grant the underwriter of the offering an option to purchase up to 1.5 million additiona - read more »

October 2013

Betsson Launches Next Generation Mobile App - 22 October 2013
STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News: Betsson AB’s (STO:BETSB) operating subsidiary is today launching one of the Nordic market's first mobile applications for real money gambling developed in Apple's programming language (called "Native" app). Native apps have not previousl - 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 »
Empire Resorts, Inc. and EPR Properties Announce Denial of Article 78 Petition - 09 October 2013
MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY)(“Empire”) and EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) ("EPR") today announced that on October 2, 2013, the New York Supreme Court in Sullivan County (the “Court”) denied in its entirety the Article 78 petition (the &# - read more »

November 2013

Real Money Games to Start on IntegerPoker - 07 November 2013
Bristol, United Kingdom, November 06, 2013 --( New online poker site, IntegerPoker, heads towards another milestone. Both PC and Mac Users will be able to enjoy real money games at IntegerPoker. Real money Hold’em and Omaha ring games and tournaments will begin on November 8, 2013.Since IntegerPoker beg - read more »
Bally Technologies, Inc. Completes Acquisition of SHFL entertainment, Inc. - 26 November 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) (“Bally”), a leader in gaming machines, table-game products, casino-management systems, interactive applications, and networked and server-based systems for the global gaming industry, today announced that it has co - 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 »
Penn National Gaming to Participate in Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Leveraged Finance Conference on Wednesday, December 4 - 27 November 2013
WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN:Nasdaq) (“Penn” or the “Company”) announced today that Walter Bogumil, Vice President, Financial Analysis, will participate in an audio webcast in conjunction with the Company’s participation at the Bank - read more »

December 2013

Slotastic! Transports Players to Middle Earth in New "Orc vs Elf" Slot Game – RTG's First 3D Game - 21 December 2013
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€594,923 Winner at All Slots Casino on Caribbean Draw Poker - 18 December 2013
December 17, 2013, Ta Xbiex, Malta (Press Release) – For Matej B, Christmas has arrived early at All Slots Casino. He was playing €4 bets on Caribbean Draw Poker, a Gold Series progressive poker game, when suddenly, he was dealt following five cards: a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of Hearts. A Royal Flush.Matej was in - read more »
iSoftBet Grows Branded Portfolio With Beverly Hills 90210 Slot - 16 December 2013
Fans of Beverly Hills 90210 are in for a treat, as iSoftBet has announced the release of a new branded slot based on the cult television series.Launched following an agreement with CBS Consumer Products, the new game gives players 243 different ways to win, and is available across a range of iSoftBet’s partner sites. - read more »
Gold Series Strikes Again - 29 December 2013
Las Vegas, NV, December 28, 2013 --( Rocket Gaming Systems® is pleased to announce that on December 26th, 2013 a lucky player was awarded a Gold Series top progressive prize of $1,052,563 while playing Rocket’s Golden Sapphire ® mechanical reel game. The win occurred at Seven Feathers Casino R - read more »