Casino and Gambling news stories from Aug 2008

Casino users boost Partygaming profits - Friday 29th of August 2008

PartyGaming, the online gaming company, showed that it still had a strong hand at the internet gambling table, despite losing 75 per cent of its market less than two years ago. Although the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of Octobe....


ChanPoker Comes to a Close - Thursday 21st of August 2008

Chan Poker, the online poker site endorsed and fronted by Johnny Chan, has announced it has closed its virtual doors. Chan Poker, which was part of the OnGame network, was one of the better looking new sites, but never really got up and running after....


Casino plan for city - Wednesday 13th of August 2008

THE chips are down for a landmark city office building – but its future could be decided by the spin of a wheel with roulette and cards on the table. Hest Bank-based developer Andrew Brakewell has applied for consent to turn Lancaster’s Riverside Hou....


Bookies lose turf war with racecourses over rights to broadcast pictures - Friday 8th of August 2008

Some of Britains best-known race courses, including Ascot, Newmarket and Cheltenham, have won a bitter legal battle with leading bookmakers over the rights to market pictures for broadcasting in betting shops. The victory in effect breaks a 20-year m....


Casino commission coming - Wednesday 6th of August 2008

A special commission is to be established to regulate the operations of casinos across the island.A release from Jamaica House yesterday stated that Prime Minister Bruce Golding made the announcement and outlined other details related to casino gambl....


Horse racing falls behind roulette as Ladbrokes biggest earner - Monday 4th of August 2008

Takings from touch-screen roulette machines in Ladbrokes betting shops have edged ahead of earnings from traditional horse racing bets — the first product to do so in the groups 122-year history. The average weekly sum per machine lost by punters pla....


Royal clash looms over casino deal - Monday 4th of August 2008

Global hotel group Sun International is set for a royal showdown with the amaMpondo monarchy over the renewal of its casino licence for the Wild Coast Sun. King Mpondombini Sigcau wants the Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board to investigate the v....


Casino planning move to bigger site - Saturday 2nd of August 2008

A casino in Wolverhampton set to be demolished to make way for a shopping complex unveiled plans today to create 30 new jobs in an expansion.Owners of the Rubicon Casino in Temple Street are looking for a new venue of more than twice the size to move....


Dog track is betting on success - Friday 1st of August 2008

GREYHOUND racing has become a commercial success in the Republic, with racecourses a venue of choice for anything from corporate events to stag and hen parties. And now one Co Antrim man is leading the way in bringing a revival of the sport to Northe....