Gambling News Archives 2013

January 2013

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 »
Mahjong Logic Signs New Licensee Betluck - 19 January 2013
Douglas, United Kingdom, January 18, 2013 --( Mahjong Logic, Ltd., the leading peer to peer online mahjong software provider has announced the signing of new licensee Betluck. Located at, Betluck is a leading operator with a growing focus on Japan and Greater China."Mahjong Logic is th - read more »
Samsung TecTiles Take Over Las Vegas Giving Millions of Consumers the Power to Access Key Information with the Tap of a Smartphone - 08 January 2013
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) - the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States and a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide1 - has teamed up with Caesars Entertainment to install more than - 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

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 »
Sycuan Casino Partners with the Challenged Athletes Foundation along with NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others - 20 February 2013
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sycuan Casino and legendary basketball pro Bill Walton join together with the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved - and stay involved - in sports, to launch a second year of partnershi - 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 »
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 »

March 2013 Announces Installation of 2,000th Free-Play Game; Online Guide Now Boasts One of the Biggest Internet Game Catalogues - 28 March 2013
Belize City, Belize, March 27, 2013 --(, a leading independent online gaming portal, is pleased to announce another landmark achievement in its nearly seven-year history: Last week, the 2000th free-play internet casino game was uploaded to, giving the website a game c - read more » Now Giving "Last Minute" Champions League and EPL Football Refunds - 14 March 2013
London, United Kingdom, March 13, 2013 --( In the tradition of its NHL and NBA losing bets refunds, is now refunding football bets that are lost in the final moments of the game. Beginning with the Champions League games this week, any winning bet that turns into a losing bet based on a goal scored - 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 »
Lakes Entertainment to Host Conference Call and Webcast on Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 - 06 March 2013
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO) announced it will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern). The Company will iss - read more »

April 2013

aireus Delighted to Announce New Customer, Flatiron Hotel NYC - 30 April 2013
New York, NY, April 29, 2013 --( iPad restaurant point-of-sale (POS) software company, aireus, previously known as ISISPOS, is delighted to announce it has been selected by the luxury boutique Flatiron Hotel in Manhattan. “We are very pleased to announce that the Flatiron in New York has selected aireus - read more »
Research and Markets: Asian Animation Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities 2013 - 27 April 2013
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Asian Animation Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities 2013" report to their offering. Much of Asia's animation production since the 1960s has been tied to foreign interests attracted by stable an - 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 »
Celebrities to Join 6th Annual Dealing for Duchenne Gala on May 11 - 30 April 2013
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, announces the 6th Annual Dealing for Duchenne gala will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. under the stars at the legendary Sony Pictures S - read more »

May 2013

Gold Strike Casino Resort Unveils $8 Million Buffet Americana - 21 May 2013
TUNICA, Miss., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 31, MGM Resorts International's (NYSE: MGM) Gold Strike Casino Resort could very well make all-you-can-eat history with the grand opening of its new $8 million Buffet Americana. It's not just because the buffet - the culmination of a multi-year, multimil - read more »
Rivers Casino Announces 'Survivorman' Performance Event - 21 May 2013
PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Survivorman's next big adventure will bring him to the 'Burgh -- more specifically, Rivers Casino. Les Stroud, best known for his work as the award-winning producer and star of Discovery Channel's hit series "Survivorman," will host an exclusive performance and player - read more »
DEQ wins Best Table Gaming Technology Award for Real Link at the 2013 Inside Asian Gaming Supplier Awards - 09 May 2013
LEVIS, QC, May 8, 2013 /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 its wide area table game progressive management system, Real Link((TM)), has won in the - 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 »

June 2013

$25 Million Dollar Payment Marks MTR Gaming Group's One Year Anniversary of Its Scioto Downs Racino in Columbus, Ohio - 04 June 2013
Chester, WV, June 03, 2013 --( MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced today the remittance of the second and final payment for its operating license to the Ohio Lottery Commission for its Scioto Downs Racino in the amount of $25 million dollars.Scioto Downs, which opened June 1, 2012, was the first - read more »
Playtech Launches Mobile Live Casino With bet365 - 13 June 2013
LONDON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Playtech [ ], the international designer, developer, licensor and provider of software and services for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, is pleased to announce the launch of Mini Baccarat and Ultimate Blackjack Mobile Liv - read more »
Eagles Time Warner Cable Arena Tickets: Releases Affordable Eagles Charlotte Concert Tickets For 11/15/13 Show - 28 June 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Eagles Time Warner Cable Arena tickets are available in abundance at for the legendary rock band's November 15 event. Since high ticket sales are expected for the Eagles Charlotte concert, fans who are anxious to attend a show will need t - read more »
PA Lottery Cash 5 Ticket Worth $325,000 Sold in Philadelphia - 19 June 2013
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 was among more than 38,100 prize-winning tickets sold statewide for the June 17 drawing. The jackpot-winning ticket was sold at 7-Eleven, 8101 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia. It correctly - read more »

July 2013

Rivers Casino Goes Red, White and Blue for Regatta - 03 July 2013
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- While most of the action will be taking place on the water, Rivers Casino will have guests looking to the sky during this year’s Three Rivers Regatta. On Wednesday, July 3, Rivers will hold “Fly into Free Slot Play” at Point State Park. Around - read more »
KGM Gaming first company to submit online gaming technology to New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement - 30 July 2013
PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 26, 2013, KGM Gaming became the first gaming company to submit a complete working remote gaming server for online gaming to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. This application positions KGM to partner with licensed Atlantic City casino o - read more »
Genesis Gaming and Relax Gaming Announce Strategic Partnership - 16 July 2013
LONDON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First Partnership in Industry to Offer Simultaneous Online and Mobile Launch Process Genesis Gaming Inc, a leading provider of video slot games, and Relax Gaming Ltd are pleased to announce a new partnership to deliver video slot games to online casino operat - read more »
MGM Resorts International Named A Finalist For The 2013 Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Awards - 27 July 2013
LAS VEGAS, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Condé Nast Traveler, one of the world's most trusted travel magazines, has named MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) a finalist for the 2013 World Savers Awards. The international awards contest annually recognizes travel and hospitality companies that demonst - read more »

August 2013

Celtic Casino Expands European Reach with British Pounds - 28 August 2013
London, United Kingdom, August 27, 2013 --( Celtic Casino has just announced they have added the option of playing for real money in British Pounds. British Pounds can now be selected as the primary currency when creating an account. Players from the United Kingdom can now play live dealer games in their pref - read more »
Winner Did Victory Dance When He Hit $135,417 Jackpot on 'Heavy Metal' Slot Game at - 21 August 2013’s recent progressive jackpot winner says he did a victory dance around the living room the day he hit a $135,417 progressive jackpot playing the Heavy Metal slot game.“This is the first time I’ve ever really won anything big,” Bobby S. explained. “I’ve had lots of smaller wins, but this is the first time - read more »
PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Hearing in Philadelphia on September 24th - 08 August 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 to gather evidence from City of Philadelphia Administration Officials regarding the six applicants for the remaining casino license in Philad - read more »
Elray Gaming Announces License Agreement with BetTek for ‘Virtual Horse Racing’ Platform - 27 August 2013
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Elray Resources, Inc. (OTCBB:ELRA), through its online gaming and turnkey solution subsidiary Elray Gaming, announces a license agreement with BetTek Inc for their Virtual Horse Racing platform, SIMTV. The Company announced that it has finalized a license agreement - read more »

September 2013

'Football Season Rush' to Award $180,000 in Casino Bonuses - 03 September 2013
September 3, 2013 -- St. Johns, Antigua (Press Release) – Football fever has taken over at Intertops Casino ( where they’re giving away $180,000 in Football Season Rush casino bonuses. Every week until October 14, $30,000 in prizes will be awarded. The top 15 players each week will go into a - read more »
Calvin Ayre Foundation Update - 24 September 2013
LONDON, September 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calvin Ayre's on-going charity foundation has, over the last five years, helped people all over the world, most notably Haiti, Antigua and most recently the Philippines. With the help of the online gaming industry and Calvin's own agreement to match all donatio - read more »
Trans World Corporation Appoints Michael Brodsky to Board of Directors - 13 September 2013
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trans World Corporation (OTC: TWOC) (“TWC” or the “Company”), a premier owner and operator of casinos and a hotel in Europe, today announced that Michael Brodsky, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors as an Independent Director effective - read more »
IGT Wins Systems Solutions Business at Station Casinos - 27 September 2013
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) a global leader in gaming systems technology, today announced that Station Casinos has chosen IGT as its exclusive systems provider at all Station Casinos properties. (Photo: (Logo: - read more »

October 2013

Hollywood Casino Promotes Play for a Cause and Goes Pink to Benefit Woman’s Hospital Foundation - 01 October 2013
BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge announced today they will hold the Play for a Cause promotion this October benefitting the Woman’s Hospital Foundation breast cancer outreach and education programs including the Mobile Mammography Coach. Hollywood Casino Baton - 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 »
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 »

November 2013

Slotland Introduces a Slick New Mobile Casino Interface for Players On the Go - 06 November 2013
November 6, 2013, London, UK (Press Release) – A pioneer in mobile casino games, Slotland is a leader once again with its ultra-smooth new mobile casino interface for iPhones, iPads, Android and Blackberry powered tablets and phones. The new mobile casino design enables players to preview games quickly and easily and - read more »
Free Chip to Try WinADay Casino's New 'Haunted' Slot Game Available at Until Thursday - 05 November 2013
5 November 2013, London, UK (Press Release) – WinADay Casino ( welcomes slots players to Dracula’s spooky castle in its new 'Haunted' slot game. There’s a free chip and 30% deposit bonus available this week and a Haunted Slots Tournament next week.Haunted is a 23 payline horror slot machine - read more »
ED Sports: Best Score Prediction App Available on iOS & Android January 2014 - 22 November 2013
Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 2013 --( EZ Man Team is pleased to announce the future released of its most anticipated mobile application ED Sports in January 2014.ED Sports will be a mobile and web application aimed at providing its users a social platform for predicting scores of competing events in sports, - 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 »

December 2013

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 »
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 »
Anyone Can Win in $135,000 Christmas Casino Bonus Giveaway at Jackpot Capital Casino - 02 December 2013
December 2, 2013– London, UK (Press Release) – Jackpot Capital Casino ( players are helping a Harley-riding Santa find his Christmas spirit this month – and winning $30,000 in weekly prizes in the process. The online casino, popular with players around the world, will give away a total of - read more »
Online- Germany a Leader in Mobile Casino Growth! - 24 December 2013
HAMBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Latest market research figures have concluded that due to the industry experiencing massively accelerated growth over the last 3 years, Germany is now one of the world’s top markets for online and mobile casino gaming. Revenue from mobile casino gaming in - read more »