Casino and Gambling news stories from Dec 2005

Casino Workers Donate - Saturday 31st of December 2005

DEADWOOD, South Dakota As reported by the Rapid City Journal: "Employees of the Silverado Gaming Establishment in Deadwood made their second annual Project Christmas donation this week, to a New Underwood woman whose mobile home was destroyed by hi....


More Racing, Plus Slots, in Plans for Palmer Track - Saturday 31st of December 2005

PALMER TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania As reported by the The Express-Times: "Harness racing and slots would join thoroughbred racing at the horse track proposed for the township, under plans announced Thursday. "Both styles at the track could mean as many....


Palace Casino Reopens Friday - Saturday 31st of December 2005

BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI As reported by the Sun-Herald Biloxi: "The Palace, a boutique casino that prided itself on having the same luxuries as its biggest competitors, reopens Friday."...The Palace converted its hotel lobby into a casino and eliminated....


Placing Their Bets - Saturday 31st of December 2005

PHILADELPHIA As reported by the Philly Inquirer: "Two major gambling companies announced plans for Philadelphia casinos on the last day prospective slots parlor operators could file license applications, heating up the competition for the two city ....


A Six-Pack in the Casino? - Saturday 31st of December 2005

How can you not like a game called Six-Pack Poker? It must be a game created for the average Joe. When you take a look at the game, you begin to realize that it IS a game for the average Player. Many of the newer games require a much higher bankroll....


Nova Scotia Father, Son Win $15.4M Lotto - Friday 30th of December 2005

NOVA SCOTIA, Canada As reported by CBC News: "Nova Scotia's newest multimillionaire told his boss a little white lie Thursday morning when he called to say he couldn't make it to work. "John Graydon, a Halifax airport employee, used the excuse that....


Hearing Set for Casino Stabbing Suspect - Friday 30th of December 2005

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA As reported by the Tahoe Daily Tribune: "A preliminary hearing was set for February for Justin Ready, a 24-year-old from the Bay Area accused of stabbing two casino security guards in the neck last month."Ready's attorney, Dirk Ma....


Williamhillpoker.com Announces Official Sponsorship Of The European Poker Awards - Friday 30th of December 2005

UK/FRANCE Williamhillpoker is delighted to announce their backing of the 2005 European Poker Awards and the European Ranking Awards. Previously held in the Grand Casino, Helsinki, the awards which started in 2000 have moved this year to the ACF C....


Super-Highroller Lost £7m in Three-Week Spree - Friday 30th of December 2005

AUSTRALIA/ LONDON, UK As reported by the (London) Times: "It is probably more than five years since Kerry Packer was a regular visitor to London's gaming tables, but in his prime his fortunes could dictate whether a casino company would be able to ....


All Systems Go, Four Casino Expansion Projects are Underway - Thursday 29th of December 2005

All four of the casinos in the Detroit/Windsor markets are moving forward with their permanent casino/hotel expansion projects. MotorCity Casino. Last Wednesday, MotorCity Casino broke ground on its $275 million permanent casino, hotel and conferen....


Royal Flush Pays Christmas Bonus - Thursday 29th of December 2005

CURACAO, N.A. -– OasisCasino.com, Sportsbook & Racebook announced today that Kenneth N. from Connecticut hit a $40,000 Jackpot in the casino's Royal Court Poker online poker game. Kenneth's luck struck when he hit a Royal Flush in the online ca....


Mobile phone gambling set to expand in Asia - Thursday 29th of December 2005

SINGAPORE : The mobile applications market has become more colourful with each passing year. So far, gaming applications have proved to be one of the most popular, with the International Data Corp predicting that the mobile gaming market in the Asia-....


Gambling Addiction Threatens Lives - Thursday 29th of December 2005

On Christmas day a 54-year-old woman threw herself to her death from the fourth floor of a hotel cafeteria of local casino Kangwon Land, Identified only as Kim, a rope was found tied around her neck when she was confirmed dead from the fall after bei....


Packers gambling: fact or fiction? - Thursday 29th of December 2005

Attempting to separate fact from fiction when it comes to tales of Kerry Packers gambling is hardly worth the trouble.Because you can safely assume that those stories that are true are as brightly coloured as those that are not.Whether they are about....


The rise and rise of the Packer empire - Thursday 29th of December 2005

KERRY Packers willingness to wager massive amounts at racetracks and casinos around the world was legendary. But while he also gambled and lost on corporate plays, the massive growth in the value of his business empire over three decades underlines t....


New South Coast hotel-casino banks on market-tested formula - Thursday 29th of December 2005

Although Coast Resorts has spent an unprecedented $600 million on its new South Coast hotel-casino that opened last Thursday, its otherwise eschewing risk on the project. Tried-and-true business formulas run throughout the South Strip property, which....


Torbay is expected to make a formal bid for a Monaco-style super-casino early next year. The Department of Culture Media and Sports casinos advisory panel has written to all local authorities asking t - Thursday 29th of December 2005

THE odds of a regional casino being developed at the Dome have improved after planners agreed to consider one at the Greenwich site.The councils cabinet decided on Tuesday last week to express an interest in having a casino in the borough.By giving t....


SUPER-CASINO PLAN FOR RESORT - Thursday 29th of December 2005

Torbay is expected to make a formal bid for a Monaco-style super-casino early next year. The Department of Culture Media and Sports casinos advisory panel has written to all local authorities asking them for a general expression of interest by Decemb....


Junior Officer is Online Poker Champ - Thursday 29th of December 2005

HAWAII As reported by the Honolulu Advertiser: "A pair of eights was worth $1 million to a Pearl Harbor man who emerged from a field of nearly 5,000 players to win a free online poker tournament."Navy Ensign Santino Sgambelluri, 32, returned to Haw....


Charity 'Poker Runs' Will Have to Fold - Thursday 29th of December 2005

AUSTIN, Texas As reported by the Houston Chronicle: "Motorcycle clubs that stage 'poker runs' for charity will find 2006 less bountiful because Attorney General Greg Abbott ruled Tuesday that such fundraisers amount to illegal gambling under Texas ....


Minnesota-Based Developer Seeks Funds for Shingle Springs, Calif., Casino - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

SHINGLE SPRINGS, California As reported by the Sacramento Bee: "For six years Lakes Entertainment Inc., a Minnesota-based casino development company, has been fending off lawsuits, dealing with angry neighbors and otherwise struggling to launch an ....


Tribe Plans to Expand Casino - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

ARLINGTON, Washington As reported by the Herald Net: "The Stillaguamish Tribe is planning to cash in some of its chips to pay for expanding its Angel of the Winds Casino."During the 14 months since the casino opened, the tribe has made enough money....


Construction Begins on Slotland.com's Malawi School Project - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

JUMA, Malawi Ground has been broken at the school Slotland.com's "New Chance for a New Generation" project has given to an impoverished African village. Provided the rains don't delay construction, the school will begin providing a better outlook....


Boomtown Casino Reno Logs onto Low Hotel Rates - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

RENO, Nevada Boomtown Casino and Hotel Reno's Web site (www.BoomtownReno.com) continues to log guests onto Boomtown's lowest Internet room specials.The site offers the lowest Boomtown room rate specials on the Internet. On-line hotel reservation....


December Payouts at InterCasino Reach Over $2 Million - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

LONDON, UK There must be something magic this month in the holiday air at InterCasino. On December 16, Kimberly B. claimed a "Rags to Riches" jackpot totaling $118,526, making the payout total for December at InterCasino an unprecedented $2 mill....


Poker's Lucky Streak Seen Fading - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

NEW YORK As reported by Reuters: "The worldwide poker industry appears to have hit every possible inside straight, flush and full house that it could accumulating a large pot of cash in the process. "But as this holiday season nears an end, the ind....


Wall St. Bets on Gambling on the Web - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

NEW YORK As reported by the New York Times: "Internet casinos are outlaw operations in the eyes of the federal government, but they look like solid investments to many of Wall Street's largest firms."Blue-chip investment houses like Goldman Sachs, ....


Manager of Gambling Site Arrested for Theft - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

FARGO, North Dakota As reported by the Associated Press: "The manager of an off-track betting site in Fargo was arrested Monday after he confessed to stealing thousands of dollars from his business and then staging a burglary, police said."Jeremy P....


Casinos on Cruise Ships, Why Not on Airplanes? - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

Ryanair has announced it may start in-flight gambling as early as March 2006. Its expectations are high. A spokesman described gambling on its aircraft and on its website as "a real wallet phenomenon." The low-cost airline will introduce a new sy....


Seneca Gaming Reports Results - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

NIAGARA FALLS, New York – SenecaGaming Corporation ("SGC", or the "Company") today reported its consolidatedfinancial results for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2005. SGC is a wholly owned, tribally chartered corporation of t....


Harrah's Hosts Hurricane Katrina Relief Fundraiser - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

TUNICA, Mississippi Members of the entertainment community joined Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on Sunday, December 18, at Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.'s (NYSE: HET) Grand Casino in Tunica to raise $400,000 for the Mississippi Law Enforcemen....


Harrah's Completes Acquisition of Imperial Palace - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) said today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.With the acquisition, Harrah's now operates seven properties on the Las Veg....


Multimedia Games Machines Seized - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

ALABAMA – As reported by Austin Business Journal: "About 300 computer servers and sweepstakes video readers belonging to Austin charity gaming operator Multimedia Games Inc. have been removed from the Birmingham Race Course in Birmingham, Ala., by....


Chicago Allowed Video Gambling Crackdown - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

CHICAGO – As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times: "Let the crackdowns begin. "That's the message the Appellate Court of Illinois delivered Wednesday, allowing the City of Chicago to enforce get-tough rules for video gambling machines and bar owners ....


Iowa Friendly Betting Pools OK - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Care to wager on whether Iowa will win the Outback Bowl?"How about choosing the champ of the Houston Bowl, featuring Iowa State and Texas Christian?"Office pools in which participants predict which t....


South Africa May Legalize Online Gambling - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

SOUTH AFRICA –As reported by the South Africa Financial Mail: "Internet gambling in SA is not only illegal, it's also not particularly big next to other forms of gambling, such as the national lottery, casinos and bingo. But this looks set to chan....


South Korean Arcades Exploit Gambling Law Loopholes - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

SOUTH KOREA – As reported by the JoongAng Daily: "According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 13,000 adult arcades, betting rooms equipped with simulated horse racing games or slot machines and offering modest payouts for modest bets, are no....


Nova Scotia Gambling News Questioned - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

NOVA SCOTIA – As reported by the Halifax Live: "Nova Scotia Liberal Gambling Critic Leo Glavine questions why the government is announcing funds for the development of a gaming strategy and an advertising campaign 3 days before Christmas."'It seem....


Indiana AG: Casino Deal is Illegal - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

INDIANA – As reported by the Indiana Post-Tribune: "Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter's office labeled a politically connected East Chicago company's deal with the city's casino as illegal in a court brief filed this week. "Carter asked the co....


Croydon Picked for Casino Location - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by icCroydon: "Major American casino operators have picked Croydon as the ideal location for their first move into the United Kingdom."Colorado-based Century Casinos is working in partnership with the Westmead Business....


Trump Casino Renamed - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

GARY, Indiana – As reported by the Indianapolis Star: " Donald Trump's name is a thing of the past in Gary.Trump Casino was officially renamed Majestic Star Casino II on Wednesday after Trump Entertainment Resorts completed the riverboat's sale as....


Barden Enters Pittsburgh Slot Race - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: "Detroit businessman who is the nation's only African-American casino operator will join the battle for Pittsburgh's slot machine license, with a proposal to build a $300 milli....


Pocono Resort Plan Moves Forward - Wednesday 28th of December 2005

POCONO MANOR, Pennsylvania – A world-class resort and casinoin the Poconos is one step closer to reality with today's announcement thatMatzel Development has officially closed on the Pocono Manor property. At anews conference today at Pocono Man....


Sportsbook.com Releases Grammy Odds - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

NEW YORK – The nominations for the 48th AnnualGrammy Awards have been announced - and Sportsbook.com has odds on the fanfavorite categories for the music lover in us all. The awards will take placeon February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Ang....


Lawsuit Filed Against MGM Companies - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

MICHIGAN – Prominent attorney MayerMorganroth has filed a 69 million dollar lawsuit in Detroit demanding a trialby jury against MGM GRAND DETROIT, LLC, MGM GRAND RESORTS, LLC and MGM MIRAGE,INC. Morganroth charges that agents of MGM acted in pr....


Penn National Gaming Files For License - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

WYOMISSING, Pennsylvania – Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that it filed its Category 1 license application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). The application relates to Penn National's proposed Hollywood....


Boyd Gaming Opens South Coast Casino - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that its newest property, South Coast Hotel and Casino, opened to the public this evening.Bill Boyd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, commented on the opening, "....


Hilton Receives Offers - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

LONDON – As reported by Reuters: "Britain's Hilton Group Plc, which is in advanced talks to sell its hotels business to U.S. group Hilton Hotels Corp., said on Thursday it has received approaches for its Ladbrokes gambling business."The hotels and....


InterCasino Wins Online Award - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM Not satisfied with being North America andEurope's top online casino, InterCasino is spreading their popularity andinfluence abroad - most recently manifested in their domination theonlinecasinofan.com reader's poll for the second yea....


Flash Casino Game Launched By 888.com - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

Casino on Net also known as 888.com launched their flash casino game for Mac, Linux, Windows, and all other operating systems with a $200 bonus for new users.This flash casino launched their game software to solve many operating problems by non wi....


Crowd Packs IP Casino's Grand Reopening - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "A crowd of impatient gamblers rushed into the IP Casino just after 11 a.m. Thursday, a reopening that was delayed two hours because of a glitch in the surveillance system."…The casino'....


One Bid Submitted for Natchez Casino - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

NATCHEZ, Mississippi – As reported by the Natchez Democrat: "City officials late Wednesday opened the only bid they received for a casino at the riverside Roth Hill site, almost two months after the city sent out a request for proposals for a hote....


Wisconsin Tribal Casino Gets into Christmas Spirit - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

WISCONSIN – As reported by the Chetek Alert: "Ever since 1993, the St. Croix Casino has helped to bring Christmas cheer to thousands of children. Through the Turtle Lake casino's Gifts from the Heart toy drive, more than 65,000 toys have been coll....


Pittsburgh Penguins Bet on Casino - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "From an office high above the aging Mellon Arena, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday unveiled the first glimpse of a plan for a casino and a new arena team officials hope ....


Quebec Lottery Acquires French Casino Stakes - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

MONTREAL, Quebec – As reported by the Canadian Press: "Quebec's state-run lottery corporation announced Wednesday it acquired a minority stake in French casino operator Moliflor with the hope of boosting profits. "Loto-Quebec said it bought a 35 p....


Lotto South Jackpot Grow to $25 Million - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

RICHMOND, Virginia – Don't look now, but the Lotto Southjackpot is approaching record levels! It has been steadily and quietlybuilding since mid-September, and has now grown to an estimated $25 millionfor the Saturday, December 24, 2005 drawing....


Powerball Climbs to $25 Million - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – The jackpot continues to climb. Eventhough the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 321,411 players acrossthe nation won a total of more than $2.5 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched al....


Harrah's Donates $1 Million to USO - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

WASHINGTON, DC – Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., theworld's largest gaming-entertainment company, has donated $1 million to theUSO to enhance USO centers and extend vital morale-boosting services to U.S.service members around the world. Some $4....


Betandwin.com Acquire Rights to German Soccer League - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

VIENNA, Austria – BETandWIN.comInteractive Entertainment AG has acquired the exclusive internationalmarketing rights to the German Soccer League and the Second Division for thenext three seasons up to and including 2008/2009. The media rights ac....


Majestic Star Acquires Trump Indiana - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – The Majestic Star Casino, LLC and itsaffiliates (the "Company") announced today that it has completed theacquisition of Trump Indiana, Inc. ("Trump Indiana"). Effective today, theCompany will own and operate two (2) casino vessels a....


Linux Software Added to MacOnlinePoker.com - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

Linux users looking to join the online poker craze are finally finding Linux compatible online poker software at MacOnlinePoker.com."If you can surf the internet, you can play online poker on your Linux machine," said the CEO of MacOnlinePoker.co....


PaddyPowerPoker.com Reveals Report Results - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

Paddypowerpoker.com today released preliminary results from its forthcoming report "Poker 2006: The State of Play" revealing that:-Over 50% of all poker players have played the game naked or in their underwear.-More than 10% have injured themselv....


Churchill Downs Partners with Dubai Racing Club - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – As reported by Business First: "Churchill Downs Simulcast Network will partner with the Dubai Racing Club for a second time in 2006. "The network will be the exclusive North and South American host of the annual Duba....


WGL, Mandalay Bring Poker and Golf Pros Together - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

ORLANDO, Florida – The World Golf League, Inc. (OTC BB:WGFL.OB) has teamed with Mandalay Sports Action Entertainment (MSAE, part of the Mandalay Entertainment Group) to produce The Golf & Poker Invitational. The made-for-television event will in....


AEG Live Signs on with Harrah's Marina Bay Team - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) and Keppel Land announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc.'s AEG Live Division (AEG). Subject to the completion of definitive documentation, AEG....


Harrah's Signs With Singapore's Top Convention Center - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) and Keppel Land announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding detailing an arrangement with Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) to jointly p....


PartyGaming Expects Boom to Continue - Saturday 24th of December 2005

LONDON – As reported by the Brocktown News: "Thanks to the Internet and television, poker exploded outside its U.S. homeland in 2005, and PartyGaming Chief Executive Richard Segal sees technology boosting that boom further in 2006. "Internet poker....


Club Crackdown on Insider Information - Friday 23rd of December 2005

LONDON, UK As reported by The Guardian: "The Jockey Club's ambitious attempt to regulate the use - and misuse - of inside information in racing took a significant step towards a conclusion yesterday, when the report of John Bridgeman's inquiry into....


California Legislators to Speak at Gaming Conference - Friday 23rd of December 2005

CALIFORNIA – —A panel of four key California legislators will discuss the outlook for the 2006 legislative session including their predictions for newly-negotiated tribal gaming compacts agreed to by the Schwarzenegger Administration and all a....


Casino Openings Highlight Start of 2006 - Friday 23rd of December 2005

BILOXI, Mississippi – When the Imperial Palace reopens asan upgraded, refurbished casino resort on December 22, the optimistic freshstart for the Mississippi Gulf Coast will begin with it. Before New Year's, the Imperial Palace, the Isle of C....


Indiana Casinos Post Revenue Increases - Friday 23rd of December 2005

INDIANA – As reported by the Cincinnati Post: "Southeastern Indiana's Argosy, Grand Victoria and Belterra casinos all managed to post increases in November gambling revenues even though total wagers declined for the month at all three riverboats."....


Judge: Tacoma Casino Remain Open - Friday 23rd of December 2005

TACOMA, Washington – As reported by the Tacoma News Tribune: "Tacoma casinos should remain open until voters can decide whether to keep or reject a gambling ban approved six years ago by the City Council, a judge has ruled. "Pierce County Superior....


Sumner County Votes for Casino - Friday 23rd of December 2005

KANSAS – As reported by the Wichita Eagle: "Sumner County on Tuesday became the second county in south-central Kansas to vote in favor of a casino, should the Legislature pass expanded gambling in Kansas."In a mail-in advisory referendum, resident....


Isle of Capri Casinos Signs Agreement with Lemieux Group - Friday 23rd of December 2005

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that the company has signed a joint development agreement with the Lemieux Group LP that includes a provision for Isle to fund a new multi-purpose arena and pursue ....


Ex-Spouses Make Deal as Part of War Over $30M Lottery Jackpot - Friday 23rd of December 2005

ONTARIO, Canada As reported by the CBC: "The man who won one of the country's largest lottery prizes has made a deal over temporary support for his ex-wife, who is battling to try to get half of the $30 million windfall. "Lawyers for Ray Sobeski an....


Clooney's Casino Plans Scrapped - Friday 23rd of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – As reported by Lifestyle Extra: "George Clooney's plans to build a Las Vegas casino are set to be scrapped."The Hollywood heartthrob, who had teamed up with Brad Pitt and Cindy Crawford's husband Rande Gerber to build the $3billion com....


Pennsylvania Gaming Board Releases Meeting Schedule - Friday 23rd of December 2005

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Gaming ControlBoard will hold public meetings on the first and third Thursday of every monthin 2006, except January. All meetings will begin at 10 a.m. and will takeplace in Hearing Room #1 of the Nort....


Electronic Game Card Confirms Order - Friday 23rd of December 2005

NEW YORK – – Electronic Game Card, Inc. (OTCBB: EGMI), the US rewards based games company, announcedtoday that Scientific Games International (SGI) has placed an order for twoelectronic games totaling 300,000 cards. EGC provides the electronic ....


Mega Million Jackpot Grows to $64 Million - Friday 23rd of December 2005

UNITED STATES – So you think nobody won Tuesday'sMega Millions drawing? Not so. Even without a jackpot winner, there weremore than 440,000 winning tickets from coast to coast. Since no ticket inTuesday's drawing matched all six numbers, the j....


Bicycle Casino Host Children's Christmas Party - Friday 23rd of December 2005

BELL GARDENS, California – The Bicycle Casino willcontinue its long-standing philanthropic tradition with it's annual Children'sChristmas Party for over 1,700 underprivileged children from the surroundingcommunity! Probably one of its most el....


WagerLogic's Millionaires Club Hits the Jackpot - Friday 23rd of December 2005

NICOSIA, Cypress On a ninety cent bet, one of the largest ever casino jackpots online was won last week with the winner receiving a cool US$1.77 million. Millionaires Club is a 9-line slot game with a fast growing progressive Jackpot — a hugely....


CelebPoker.com Popularity Rises - Friday 23rd of December 2005

CelebPoker.com opened its tables in April of 2004. On that day the poker world was introduced to a celebrity based, interactive poker room where they could log on and play games with stars they would never have the opportunity to mingle with anyw....


LV Sands' Cotai Strip Project Moves Forward - Friday 23rd of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and Far East Consortium International Limited (HKSE: 0035.HK) have reached agreement on all the commercial terms necessary for Far East to build a multi-hotel complex which will include an Intercont....


Century Casinos to Expand Caledon Casino - Friday 23rd of December 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – In time for the busy Christmas holiday season, Century Casinos has opened an expansion of its South African property, The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa.The gaming floor of the casino has been expanded and 50 additional....


BIA Confirms Monticello Raceway Deal - Friday 23rd of December 2005

MONTICELLO, New York – Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: NYNY) announced today that on December 19, 2005, the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), issued a letter to New York Governor George Pataki confirming the....


Isle of Capri Responds to Illinois Gaming Board Ruling - Friday 23rd of December 2005

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) issued the following statement in response to the Illinois Gaming Board's decision to revoke Emerald Casino Inc.'s Illinois gaming license. "Nothing in the Gaming Board's finding t....


Station Casino Rating Upgraded - Friday 23rd of December 2005

NEW YORK – As reported by Business Week: "CIBC upgraded Station Casinos (STN ) to sector outperform, citing the company's news of an Aliante Station casino development. "…[Analyst William Schmitt] keeps a $2.84 2006 earnings per share (EPS) esti....


Harrah's Names GM - Friday 23rd of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced that Jim Hoskins will be named senior vice president and general manager of Harrah's New Orleans Casino, effective upon receipt of required regulatory approvals.Hoskins was previo....


Newlywed Hits Slot Jackpot - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Atronic, leading producer ofslot machines, announces its latest Penny Parade(TM) Wide Area Progressive(WAP) winner of $145,531.04 on December 15th at Desert Diamond Casino. On Thursday, December 15th, Marcella Limon vis....


Alamo Poker Tour Has First Winner - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – AlamoPoker.com The Home ofTexas Hold 'Em is setting the standards for land based poker tournaments withthe conclusion of the first event on the Alamo Poker Tour. Alamo Poker's formula of celebrities, pros andlocals playing....


Pennsylvania Board Names Legislative Liaison - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Gaming ControlBoard has named Dan Stambaugh, a veteran staffer in the Pennsylvania GeneralAssembly, as a legislative liaison. "Part of our job is keeping open lines of communications between the Boa....


Premier Entertainment to Buy Bond Debt - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Premier Entertainment, the parent company of Hard Rock Biloxi which in October sued its banker for withholding funds in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, now wants to buy back its bond debt....


Kenmore Council Bans Card Rooms - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Seattle Times: "Cardrooms are out in Kenmore."After a public hearing Monday night, the Kenmore City Council took a long-anticipated vote on whether to ban social card-game gambling and amend the city zoning code to ....


Oregon Tribe Contributes $107 Million to County - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

OREGON – As reported by the Douglas County News Review: "The Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians contributed more than $107 million to the economy of Douglas County in 2004, according to a study commissioned by the tribe."The study, comp....


Israeli Police Bust Websites - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

ISRAEL – As reported by the Jerusalem Post: "The police department's National Fraud Squad launched an investigation on Monday against Israeli websites, including the popular portal Walla, for allegedly posting advertisements for illegal gambling s....


G-Fed Games Launches Scratch & Win Card Games - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

G-Fed Games, the industry leader in online gaming software today announced the release of a brand-new game type: Scratch and Win Cards.Flaviano Fogli, G-Fed Games CEO commented : "This new game type will appeal greatly to the Slot playing demogra....


Lawsuit Filed Over Potential Pittsburgh Casino Deal - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "A Louisiana man alleges in a federal lawsuit that an Allegheny County couple breached a contract for the potential development of an American Indian casino in Fayette County....


Motown Online Casino Deal Signed - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

HENDERSON, Nevada Several Legendary Motown Entertainers, such as the Four Tops and the Miracles, along with Herb Strather (Real Estate Mogul and one of the founding partners of the Motor City Casino in Detroit, MI), have signed a deal with Atlan....


Another Application Filed for Super-Casino - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

SCOTLAND – As reported by the UK Evening Times: "Glasgow is set to face another challenger in the fight to secure the UK's first super-casino. "Councillors in West Dunbartonshire, one of Scotland's smallest councils, are set to confirm tomorrow th....


UK Casino Project Gets Green Light - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Yorkshire Post Today: "Councillors responsible for the development of Sheffield city centre have granted permission for one of the final pieces in the long-running Heart of the City project to go ahead."They hav....


Lawsuit Filed Against California Casino Initiative - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

BARSTOW, California – As reported by the Barstow Daily Press: "A new local citizen group, assisted by the attorney representing one of the tribes proposing a casino in Barstow, is filing suit to block a casino-related initiative."Michael Yaki, rep....


Newport Grand Owners Consider Options - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

NEWPORT, Rhode Island – As reported by the Providence Journal: "Now that they have state approval to embark on a $20-million expansion of their video-slot emporium, the owners of Newport Grand say they are weighing several options for raising the ....


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Atronic to Create New King Kong Slot Machines - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Atronic, a leading provider ofcasino games and services, announced today a new agreement with UniversalStudios Consumer Products Group to develop slot machines based on theUniversal Pictures' December 14th film, King Kong, ....


Cat Helps Owner Win Ferrari - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

GIBRALTAR – Bruce Bartfeld of Churchville,Maryland was playing a free-entry online poker tournament on PartyPoker.netand was running out of chips. The 52-year-old pet store owner says he has hiscat Sadie to thank for helping him claw his way bac....


GTECH, Hasbro Sign Deal - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island – GTECH HoldingsCorporation (NYSE: GTK) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary,GTECH Corporation, signed a licensing agreement with the Hasbro PropertiesGroup, the intellectual property development arm of H....


The Big Poker Gamble - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

UK As reported the BBC: "The business of online poker is booming, giving players the chance to win a fortune from the comfort of their own front room. "More than $1m (£575,000) are staked every minute by enthusiasts like Jane Foster, or Ms Fortune....


Dover Downs Commences Offer - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

DOVER, Delaware – Dover Downs Gaming &Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) today commenced its previously announcedtender offer to purchase up to 1,063,937 shares of its common stock and up to1,325,468 shares of its Class A common stock at a fixed pr....


Casino Arizona Hits Atronic Jackpot - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – ATRONIC, leading producer ofslot machines, celebrates the latest Arizona Magic(R) winner on December 11that Casino Arizona McKellips with a "Jackpot" win of $63,124.91. December 11th was a lucky day for Mildred Aken. Sh....


GoldenPalace.com to Saw Pete Rose's Bat - Thursday 22nd of December 2005

NEW YORK – The Internet casino that boughtbaseball legend Pete Rose's allegedly corked bat now plans to saw it in halfto reveal the truth to the world. Internet casino GoldenPalace.com bought the bat on Saturday for $103,631on Lelands.com, the....


Pacific Poker Offers Safety Measures - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

Popular Mac online poker rooms like Pacific Poker offer a Java based poker room which some players are paranoid might not be safe. Mac poker rooms say this paranoia is completely false and Mac poker software is as safe as Windows poker software.R....


FastWin Casino Living Up to Name - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

FastWin Casino opened its doors to players on December 1st 2005 and within one week had its first big winner, "I play online a few times per month. On the weekend I decided to try a new casino, a friend of mine recommended me a reputable new one -....


Leroy's Names Director for Northern Nevada - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – American Wagering, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BETM) today announced that Leroy's Horse & Sports Place, Inc. ("Leroy's"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has named Chris Andrews as Director of Operations for Northern Nevada.I....


Station Casinos, Greenspun Corp. Sign Agreement - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Station Casinos, Inc. (NYSE: STN) and The Greenspun Corporation today announced that they have entered into an agreement to develop Aliante Station, a hotel and casino in Aliante, a 1,905-acre master-planned community in North Las Vegas....


Harrah's to Sell Assets - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets of Grand Casino Gulfport to Gulfside Casino Partnership, subject to the receipt of required regulatory approvals. The purchase pri....


What Is the Preferred Position for Shooters at a Craps Table? - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

Frank, In chapter 3 of your new book, The Golden Touch Dice ControlRevolution, it states that Golden Touch recommends that the shooter standStick Right One (SR1). In the next paragraph it recommends thatright-handers stand at Stick Left (SL) and....


Aces.com Poker Tournament Champ Wins Super Bowl Weekend - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Every week, Aces.com awards a pair of NFL tickets to winners of its Super Bowl Private Poker Tournaments, but the winner of the final match will be going to the Super Bowl on Aces.com's tab. "Just like Vegas, we offer both poker....


Station Casinos Completes New Bank Facility - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Station Casinos, Inc. (NYSE: STN) today announced that it has completed a new $2 billion revolving bank facility (the "Bank Facility"), which refinances its $1 billion revolving credit facility. The Bank Facility was arranged by Banc of....


Casino Games Face Reclassification - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australia Broadcasting Corp. News: "The South Australian Government is being asked to reclassify games with gambling themes as adult-only products."The proposal has been put forward by No Pokies MP Nick Xenophon, who....


HCI Acquisition Needs More Approvals - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the South Africa Moneyweb: "Although Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) has obtained control of gaming rival Johnnic, it has yet to obtain stamps of approval from various gambling boards across the country."South A....


William Hill Board Blocks Merger - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK Sunday Times: "The board of William Hill, Britain's second-biggest bookmaker, has blocked a £4 billion all-share merger with Rank Group, the bingo and casino giant. "The deal was called off within the past f....


Connecticut Casinos Get in Festive Mood - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

CONNECTICUT – As reported by the Hartford Courant: "The pine-cone wreath on your door and the tasteful candles in your windows are lovely, but try a 17-foot-tall gingerbread house. Or 3,000 live poinsettias. Or a rocking chair made of white chocol....


Texas Casino Boat Ready for Cruises - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

FREEPORT, Texas – As reported by the Facts: "A star is soon hoping to outshine prior attempts by a mermaid, a princess, a palace and a treasure for gamblers to try their hand with Lady Luck."Texas Star, a casino boat docked at Bridge Harbor, is sl....


MP Warns Over UK Casino Decision - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by icBirmingham: "Birmingham's decision makers must not dither over a decision about a super-casino, a Midland MP has warned."Gisela Stuart criticised Birmingham City Council for delaying a decision on which of two riv....


Island Gambling Firms on a Roll - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

ALDERNEY, UK As reported by the BBC: "Alderney's online gambling industry is expected to continue to flourish in 2006, says a report. "A number of companies have expressed interest in the island says the Policy and Finance Committee. "There are two....


City Links Casino to Sport Scheme - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

CARDIFF, Wales As reported by the BBC: "Cardiff council has made an official bid for a "super" casino to be built in the city. "If the plans are given the go-ahead, the casino development would prompt early large scale investment into the £700m sp....


Doctor Invests in Tinian Casino - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

TINIAN – As reported by the Tampa Bay Business Journal: "A St. Petersburg physician is a partner in a proposed 300-room hotel and casino resort project in Tinian, one of 14 volcanic islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands chain....


Minnesota Tribe Considers Casino Expansion - Wednesday 21st of December 2005

CLOQUET, Minnesota – As reported by the Duluth News Tribune: "People coming to Black Bear Casino and Hotel in a couple of years could find a vastly different, larger facility."The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa is considering building a 12-story, 24....


Arizona Tribe Votes on Casino Height - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

ARIZONA – As reported by the East Valley Tribune: "Voters in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will decide today whether to allow a 15-story hotel casino just east of its border with Scottsdale."About 4,800 of the tribe's more than 8,0....


Taubman to Join Harrah's Singapore Bid - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

SINGAPORE – As reported by Reuters: "A U.S. mall operator said it would join Las Vegas gaming group Harrah's Entertainment Inc. (HET.N) and Singapore developer Keppel Land Ltd. (KLAN.SI), which are bidding for Singapore's first casino project. "Th....


Fortuna Gaming Retains Heenan Blaikie - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Fortuna Gaming Corp.,(OTC Bulletin Board: FGAM.OB), (the "Company") is pleased to announce that ithas retained Heenan Blaikie LLP to assist the Company in the development anddeployment of its strategic, acquisition and operating plans....


Players Network Appoints VP - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Players Network(OTC Bulletin Board: PNTV), the leading gaming industry media company,announced today that Mary Ann Butcher, a seasoned sales and marketing veteranof both the television and gaming industries, has been appointed VicePr....


Powerball Jackpot at $20 Million - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot is on the riseonce again! Even though the jackpot was not hit Saturday, a lucky player inConnecticut won a $1 million cash prize with Power Play. In total, 366,611players across the nation won more than $4....


Mega Million Jackpot Rises to $53 Million - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions is creatingexcitement from coast to coast! Players in the 12 Mega Millions states wonbig in the Friday, December 16, 2005 drawing, as a total of 478,794 ticketswon prizes. There was no jackpot winner, so the jackpo....


Absolute Poker Launches Personalized Skins - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Players at Absolute Pokerhave learned that they can add a touch of personality to their poker game withthe launch of Absolute Poker "Skins". Absolute Poker has opened to its playersthe ability to personalize their own poke....


Titan Poker Club Officially Launches in January - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

Titan Poker Club, the most anticipated poker club on the web, is officially set to debut in January, 2006. The exact date should be set in stone by year's end, but the site is likely to launch by mid-month.Titan Poker Club is a site for poker play....


Sandpiper Launches Secret Santa Bonus - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

Sandpiper Casino is pleased to introduce a Secret Santa reload bonus promotion this December 19 to 26, 2005, giving its online casino players between $5 and $100 free on their first deposit of the day. Players trying Sandpiper's 20 popular online....


Ute Crowns First Finalists for Blackjack Tournament - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

COLORADO – Ute Mountain Casino – Hotel & Resort partnered with GSN, The Network for Games, on the broadcaster's third year of the franchise series World Series of Blackjack 2006, crowned Patricia M. Nicholas of Durango, Colorado on December 2n....


First Annual Trippies Awarded - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas travel guide VegasTripping.com has announced the winners of 'The Trippies - 1st Annual Readers Poll Awards.' Readers selected from five nominees in 14 categories, with voters hailing from nearly every continent. Categories ....


Dover Downs Purchases Stock - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

DOVER, Delaware – Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) today commenced its previously announced tender offer to purchase up to 1,063,937 shares of its common stock and up to 1,325,468 shares of its Class A common stock at a fixed....


MTR Gaming Retains Financial Advisors - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

CHESTER, West Virginia MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNTG) today announced that the Special Committee of the Board of Directors established to consider the previously announced management-led acquisition proposal or alternatives has retained CI....


Century Casinos Reveals UK Casino Project - Tuesday 20th of December 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – In its first move into the UK, Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY) today announced plans to develop and operate a casino in Croydon, greater London, UK.Century Casinos' partner in the project is the Westmead Busines....


Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino Reports Q2 Results - Monday 19th of December 2005

MESCALERO, New Mexico The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino ("IMGRC"), a business enterprise of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, reported today net revenue for the quarter ended October 31, 2005 was $31.2 million, an increase of $8.0 million,....


California Tribe Overcomes Final Hurdle - Monday 19th of December 2005

BARSTOW, California – As reported by the San Bernardino Sun: "After 12 years of effort, the Chemehuevi Indian tribe has overcome its final local hurdle to build and operate a proposed $186 million casino resort. "But the tribe, which is based in H....


Natchez Casino Developer Eyes Hotel - Monday 19th of December 2005

NATCHEZ, Mississippi – As reported by the Natchez Democrat: " The developer of a second casino proposed for Natchez hopes to close on his purchase of the Ramada Hilltop by mid-February."'We hope to finish due diligence in a couple of weeks, then ....


Wives Win Case Against Casinos - Monday 19th of December 2005

GERMANY – As reported by Ananova: "Two German women who took a casino to court after their husbands gambled all of their savings away have won damages."Germany's Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe heard how the two gambling addicts, not named, ....


New Mexican Pueblo, Hilton Strike Deal - Monday 19th of December 2005

NEW MEXICO – As reported by the New Mexican: "The Pueblo of Pojoaque, in partnership with Hilton Hotel Corp., has struck a deal it hopes will result in the largest pueblo-owned hotel in the state, a new casino and convention center, an expanded go....


Fil-Estate in Philippine Casino Talks - Monday 19th of December 2005

PHILIPPINES As reported by the Xinhua News: "Fil-Estate Corp confirmed that it has been in initial talks with foreign investors to put up a casino business in the country. "In a stock exchange disclosure, the company noted that chairman Robert Sob....


Silver Slipper Casino Reopening Approved - Monday 19th of December 2005

JACKSON, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "The Mississippi Gaming Commission gave its blessings Thursday for the Silver Slipper Casino to start building on land and for the Palace Casino to reopen on Dec. 30."Construction on the....


London Clubs Reports Loss - Monday 19th of December 2005

LONDON – As reported by the UK Telegraph: "Casino operator London Clubs International sank to a loss in the first half of this year after the July London bombings dented trading."However, the group said business in London had recovered while it ha....


BETandWIN.com to Acquire Ongame - Monday 19th of December 2005

VIENNA, Austria – BETandWIN.com Interactive Entertainment AG (VSE: BWIN) announced todaythat it has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement ("SPA") for theacquisition of 100% of the shares in Ongame e-solutions AB ("Ongame"). Ongameowns and oper....


BingoBoogie.co.uk Celebrates First Jackpot Winner - Monday 19th of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – Just nine weeks into its launch, the British online bingo site BingoBoogie.co.uk is celebrating its first big jackpot winner. For Jacqui B from Wales, Christmas has come early this year. She has won the bingo jackpot of over £....


Hollywood Sportsbook Releases NFL Odds - Saturday 17th of December 2005

COSTA RICA – Hollywood Sportsbook features odds on the NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans on December 18, 2005.Before the Seattle Seahawks can focus on hosting the undefeated Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 24 in what may ....


Progressive Gaming Responds to Lawsuit - Saturday 17th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS(BUSINESS WIRE)Dec. 15, 2005Progressive Gaming International Corporation (NASDAQ: PGIC) a leading provider of diversified products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide announced today that the recent press release by Interacti....


Pinnacle Entertainment Closes Credit Facility - Saturday 17th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced today that it has entered into a new $750 million credit facility, replacing the Company's existing $380 million facility. The new credit facility, which was arranged by Lehman Broth....


MGM Mirage Bracelets Raise Money for Hurricane Victims - Saturday 17th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Thanks to MGM Mirage, holiday shoppers can now find a good stocking stuffer and contribute to a worthwhile cause at the same time.To help its employees in Mississippi recover from this year's hurricanes, MGM Mirage announced today th....


Bellagio Turns Gardens into Winter Wonderland - Saturday 17th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens combines the nostalgia of yesteryear with the wonders of modern technology to create a multitude of picture-perfect moments this holiday season. A colorful cranberry bog calls to mind the v....


Dark Side of Vegas, Magic, Lying: Three New Titles Arrive at GBC - Saturday 17th of December 2005

Three unusual, but fascinating books have arrived at Gambler's Book Shop in Las Vegas: Las Vegas Babylon: True Tales of Glitter, Glamour and Greed by Jeff Burbank (280 pages, hardbound, $21.95); The Glorious Deception (The Double Life of William Rob....


Hong Kong Gambling Numbers Remain Stable - Saturday 17th of December 2005

HONG KONG – As reported by Xinhuanet: "Both the overall participation rate in gambling activities and the overall percentage of problem and pathological gamblers have remained stable in Hong Kong in recent years, a Hong Kong University survey said....


Singapore Board Confirms Bids - Saturday 17th of December 2005

SINGAPORE – As reported by AFX: "The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) confirmed that five groups beat the deadline for submission of documents, indicating their intention to bid for the proposed development of the Marina Bay integrated resort and cas....


California Official Clarifies Comments - Saturday 17th of December 2005

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Reds Bluff Daily: "Tehama County Chief Administrator Bill Goodwin on Tuesday clarified comments that he made last week during a board of supervisors meeting about a $750 Rolling Hills Casino donation to the county. ....


Pennsylvania Casino Plans Move Forward - Saturday 17th of December 2005

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – Today the Penn's Landing Corporation Board of Directors authorized its negotiating team to finalize a contract with Riverwalk Casino LP for a gaming facility on the 11.5 acre Old Incinerator Site, located at Spring ....


Trump Reveals Renovation Plans - Saturday 17th of December 2005

ATLANTIC CITY – As reported by the New Jersey Star-Ledger: "Donald Trump's casino company yesterday announced it would spend $110 million on a long-awaited plan to renovate its three Atlantic City casinos and play catch-up to the rest of the indus....


Iverson, Casino Clash Over Payment - Saturday 17th of December 2005

ATLANTIC CITY – As reported by the Mercury News: "Allen Iverson's not a big guy, but around Atlantic City he's known as a whale. "…On a late-night visit to the Trump Taj Mahal after the Sixers bested the Charlotte Bobcats Friday, sources say Ive....


Bowmans Joins Tribeca Tables - Saturday 17th of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – Tribeca Tables Europe, Ltd, the leading providers of comprehensive ePoker solutions has announced that Bowmans International Sports Ltd has joined the Tribeca Tables Poker Network, the world's foremost e-poker aggregator. Bowm....


Eleven Casinos Sign with Global Payments - Saturday 17th of December 2005

ATLANTA, Georgia – Global Payments Inc.(NYSE: GPN), a leader in both payment processing and gaming cash accessservices, today announced that eleven more U.S. casinos have signed contractsfor Global's VIP LightSpeed(R) suite of cash access produc....


Iowa Ticket Wins $113.2 Million Powerball Jackpot - Saturday 17th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – Powerball paid off big in multiple waysWednesday night. Not only was there one winning jackpot ticket worth awhopping $113.2 million sold in Iowa, but also there was a ticket that won$1 million with Power Play in Idaho! In addi....


Trident Gaming Signs Greek Basketball Deal - Saturday 17th of December 2005

LONDON – Trident Gaming, which owns and operatesGamebooker.com for European bettors and BetBug.com forAmerican sports bettors, recently announced the purchase of basketball starVladimir Petrovic for the Greek League 1 basketball team Aris, and w....


Aristocrat Sues IGT - Saturday 17th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. todayannounced that it has served a patent infringement lawsuit againstInternational Game Technology (IGT) in the U.S. District Court of Nevada. Aristocrat's lawsuit contends that IGT has willfully i....


VIP Sports.com Players Win Big - Friday 16th of December 2005

CURACAO – VIPsports.com is happy toannounce three big winners. Anthony K. from Illinois won $53,000 USD on a $27, 12 team parlay. To addto the merriness of the season, Clint R. from Kentucky turned a $5, 12 teamparlay into $11,000 USD. "Th....


Customized Poker Chips Launched - Friday 16th of December 2005

WASHINGTON – Online retailer of high-end poker chips and supplies for home games, Sidepot Clay Poker Chips Company, announced the launch of the first customizable poker chip line that uses the same high quality clay chips as those used in top La....


Matchroom Sports, FullTiltPoker.net Host Poker Challenge - Friday 16th of December 2005

LOS ANGELES – Get ready to rumble with the first Global Poker Challenge. On December 15th at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, history will be made as the best poker players in America team up to take on the best poker players around the globe in a....


Texas Hold'em DVD Launched - Friday 16th of December 2005

Texas Hold'em, like all card games, has rules to keep the play honest, fair and fun. Unfortunately the reality is that 99% of all games can easily be cheated. Double George, LLC has developed a DVD program titled Cheating at Hold'em (The Essential....


Dover Downs to Repurchase Stock - Friday 16th of December 2005

DOVER, Delaware – Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to commence a tender offer to purchase up to 1,063,937 shares of its common stock and up to 1,325,468 ....


Progressive Gaming Opens New Office - Friday 16th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Progressive Gaming International Corporation (NASDAQ: PGIC) a leading provider of diversified products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide announced today that it will celebrate the grand opening of its new Biloxi, Mis....


LV Sands, City Developments Join Forces for Singapore Project - Friday 16th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and Singapore's leading developer and hotel group, City Developments Limited, announced today that the two companies will jointly pursue the development of an integrated resort at the Marina Bayfront....


PBL Set to Raise $1 Billion for Casinos - Friday 16th of December 2005

MACAU – As reported by the Australian: "Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd's Macau casino joint venture is set to raise more than $1 billion to fund the construction of its two new casino projects."Crown Macau, a joint venture between PBL and Stanley....


Seneca Niagara Casino Unveils New Nightclub - Friday 16th of December 2005

NEW YORK – As reported by Buffalo First News: "'Hush' came over the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, but nobody seemed to mind"That's because 'Hush' is the casino's newest nightclub, an ultra chic venue that parallels places found in Las Vegas, Miam....


California Casino Study Results Revealed - Friday 16th of December 2005

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Amador Ledger Dispatch: "A nine-month study of a casino's potential impacts on Plymouth's infrastructure came to a rough end number last Thursday when a consultant said the toll on the city of 1,050 people could run....


Harrah's New Orleans Plans February Re-opening - Friday 16th of December 2005

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – As reported by the Louisiana Times-Picayune: "Harrah's New Orleans Casino plans to reopen in February just before Mardi Gras with about half of the employees it had before Hurricane Katrina under a plan unanimously approve....


MGM Grand Plan for Casino OK'd - Friday 16th of December 2005

MICHIGAN As reported by the Detroit Free Press: "The Michigan Gaming Control Board gave unanimous approval Tuesday to MGM Grand Detroit casino's plans for a permanent hotel/casino structure."Approval of the plan, which included few details, was a f....


Casino Money Diverted - Friday 16th of December 2005

CARIBBEAN – As reported by Bloomberg: " A Caribbean casino controlled by former Royal Group Technologies Inc. Chairman Vic De Zen paid $192,000 to four gamblers, then the money ended up in De Zen's investment company, the Toronto Star reported tod....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $43 Million - Friday 16th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – Excitement is building everywhereMega Millions is played. The jackpot is building too. A total of 434,335tickets were winners in the Tuesday, December 13 Mega Millions drawing. Butno ticket matched all six numbers to win the j....


Century Casinos Appoints Management Team - Friday 16th of December 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – CenturyCasinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY) announced today the appointment of the seniormanagement team for its Celebrations Casino & Hotel project in Central City,Colorado. Mr. Dave Aker has been appointed, effective Janu....


Global Gaming Expo Creates G2E Institute - Friday 16th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Global Gaming Expo (G2E) todayannounced the creation of G2E Institute, the gaming industry's first focused,educational conference to offer interactive, workshop-style sessions on fourspecific gaming industry sectors. G2E Institute w....


Casino Backers Attend Open House - Friday 16th of December 2005

BELOIT, Wisconsin As reported by the Beloit Daily News: "Supporters of the Beloit Casino Project attended an open house Monday at the project offices downtown. Representatives from the St. Croix and Bad River Chippewa, including Bad River Chairman ....


LG Mobile Phones Sponsors Poker Showdown - Friday 16th of December 2005

LOS ANGELES – On Sunday, December 18th, LG MobilePhones will sponsor the first-annual LG All-Star Poker Showdown, hosted byJenny McCarthy. The event will feature professional poker stars Johnny Chanand Chris Moneymaker providing poker lessons f....


Exclusive Survey Show Voters Want Casinos - Friday 16th of December 2005

KANSAS As reported by KWCH Eyewitness News: "Voters in three Kansas counties will soon know whether they want a destination casino. But our exclusive scientific survey shows there's overwhelming support."Here's how the polling numbers break down. ....


Video Poker OK'd on Catawba Land - Friday 16th of December 2005

ROCK HILL, South Carolina As reported by the Charlotte Observer: "The Catawba Indians have long wanted to bring high stakes gambling to South Carolina, and a judge's ruling Tuesday put them one step closer."Judge Joseph Strickland ruled the tribe h....


eCOGRA Awards More Seals of Approval - Friday 16th of December 2005

LONDON –- Ten more quality online casinos havepassed probity, fairness and efficiency inspections and have been awarded theeCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) "Play It Safe"seal by the board of directors of the standard....


World Gaming Completes Acquisition - Friday 16th of December 2005

LONDON – The Board of World Gaming ispleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of theSportsbetting.com Group. All conditions required to be met prior to completion have now been met. Funding for the acquisition includes a $....


HollywoodPoker.com Helps Out with Charity Poker Series - Friday 16th of December 2005

BELL GARDENS, California –- HollywoodPoker.com, where the stars come to play, was happy tolend a helping hand on Saturday, December 3, 2005 for the first installment ofthe "Charity Poker Gone MADD Tournament Series," organized by Exit 131Product....


Coral Launches New Racing Game - Friday 16th of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – Coral Bookmakers is proud to announce a new Virtual Horse Racing game called Coral International Horse Racing. This new version, designed in-house, will build on the existing success of the current Coral Virtual Games products t....


Tribeca Tables and Bowmans Complete Poker Deal - Thursday 15th of December 2005

LONDON, UK Tribeca Tables Europe, Ltd, the leading providers of comprehensive ePoker solutions has announced that Bowmans International Sports Ltd has joined the Tribeca Tables Poker Network, the world's foremost e-poker aggregator. Bowmans have....


PokerListings.com Offers New Promotion - Thursday 15th of December 2005

NEW YORK – PokerListings.com has just released final details regarding three exclusive poker promotions being offered in conjunction with popular poker rooms PokerRoom.com, EuroPoker.com, and HoldemPoker.com. Famous for negotiating the best poss....


PartyPoker.com Offers Bonus to Military Members - Thursday 15th of December 2005

In an effort to attract members of the military, PartyPoker.com is offering a special bonus code to veterans and active duty personell. Party Poker is the leading online poker site with over 70,000 players playing online during peak hours. Upon op....


Progressive Gaming Reaches Agreement with the Palms Casino - Thursday 15th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Progressive Gaming International Corporation (Nasdaq:PGIC), a leading provider of diversified products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide, announced today that it reached an agreement with the Palms Hotel and Casino to f....


Borgata Pays Out Three Powerprize Jackpots - Thursday 15th of December 2005

ATLANTIC CITY – Just three days after its debut at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, the PowerPrize Jackpot and Players Card Bonus is off to an explosive start. Borgata has already paid three lucky winners $371,607 in cash and awarded 1,497 My Borga....


Harrah's Entertainment Artists Rally Together - Thursday 15th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce the donation of more than $92,000 to the Harrah's Employee Recovery Fund. H.E.A.R.T, featured Harrah's Entertainment performers in a benefit to assist the company's Gulf region employe....


Harrah's Studying Ways to Rebuild Lake Charles Casinos - Thursday 15th of December 2005

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana As reported by the Associated Press: "Harrah's Entertainment is considering several ways to rebuild its two damaged casino boats in Lake Charles, including possibly building a larger, single casino using both gambling license....


Lyle Berman Biography Examines Big Business, Start of WPT Concept - Thursday 15th of December 2005

Who is Lyle Berman? What were his roots? How did he make his money and what made him discover how the game of poker could make millions for himself and others on an international level? Berman's biography, written with the assistance of Dr. Marvin K....


Heard It On The River - Thursday 15th of December 2005

While many casino goers are busy this time of year with shopping and holiday parties, I find it is one the best times of the year to play as you can get on the tables you like, play your favorite slot and in general take advantage of a historically ....


Football Betting Craze Hits Zimbabwe - Thursday 15th of December 2005

ZIMBABWE – As reported by the BBC News: "A new gambling craze has hit Zimbabwe, with the recent launch of a football betting service called ZimBet. "Although people stand to win more money on the national lottery, the element of skill makes it irr....


Ontario High Rollers Hit Freebie Jackpot - Thursday 15th of December 2005

ONTARIO – As reported by the Toronto Star: "There is such a thing as a free lunch at Ontario's government-owned casinos — as well as hotel rooms, NFL tickets, Rolex watches and tropical vacations. The casinos spent more than $300 million on per....


Isle of Capri Pays $14.3 Million Settlement - Thursday 15th of December 2005

KIMMSWICK, Missouri – As reported by the Mississippi Sun Herald: "Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. has agreed to pay $14.3 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from a decision four years ago to scrap plans for a gambling and entertainment complex near K....


Who Will Be EA Sports Madden Football Coverboy? - Thursday 15th of December 2005

ZAPOTE, Costa Rica – Many of you are avid videogamers and if you are, "EA Sports Madden Football" is one of the best sportsgames ever made. NFL players that have graced the cover, though, have a muchdifferent opinion. Since 2000 the cover of th....


Harrah's Exec Joins NCRG - Thursday 15th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced Jennifer Shatley, Harrah's director of Code of Commitment, was appointed to serve on the National Center For Responsible Gaming (NCRG) Board of Directors."Jennifer has established ....


Hollywood Loses Bid for Slot Revenue - Thursday 15th of December 2005

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – As reported by South Florida Sun Sentinel: "It's back to the drawing board for Hollywood in its long-running battle to win a slice of expected slots revenue."City officials and lobbyists came very close last week to snaring a ....


Malta Lottery CEO Responds to Article - Thursday 15th of December 2005

MALTA – As reported by the Malta Independent: "People are not gambling more than Lm2 per week, even when the jackpots are huge, Maltco CEO John Katakis told The Malta Independent."Mr Katakis was replying to an article in this newspaper's sister, T....


Foxwoods Casino Wins Cybersquatting Case - Thursday 15th of December 2005

MASSACHUSETTS – As reported by the Connecticut Day: "U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall has found that a Dracut, Mass., man engaged in 'cyber-squatting' and violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act when he created the domain name www.fox....


Intercasino.Com To Make The Holidays Merrier Than Ever During The 12 Days Of Festivities - Thursday 15th of December 2005

LONDON, UK InterCasino will be playing the part ofSanta Claus this December. Beginning December 19th and extending throughDecember 30th, InterCasino will run their "12 Days Of Festivities" holidaygift-giving celebration, which will include cash ....


Crown Casino Hosts Richest Poker Tournament - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

MELBOURNE, Australia – As reported by News 24: "Melbourne's Crown Casino announced Tuesday that it will host the world's richest poker tournament next year - a winner-take-all battle for US$60m. "Six of the world's best card players will compete i....


Cash Systems Extends Casino Queen Contract - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Cash Systems, Inc. (Amex: CKN), a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced a two-year renewal of its contract to provide credit card cash advance, ATM and check cashing services to the Casino Queen Rive....


Jackpot Madness Wins 2005 GOM Award - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

CURACAO Jackpot Madness has been awarded the 2005 Gambling Online Magazine (GOM) award for "Best Progressive Site" of the year. The annual GOM Awards are determined by readers, and are widely considered to be the most coveted awards in the online....


Harrah's Adds Organizer to Singapore Bid Team - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

SINGAPORE – As reported by Reuters: "Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's biggest gaming company, and developer Keppel Land Ltd. have added a conventions organiser to their team that is seeking to operate Singapore's first casino resort. "Las ....


Debate Continues over Maine Slots - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

BANGOR, Maine – As reported by the Boston Globe: "Thirty minutes before the doors would open, people lined up outside Maine's first racetrack casino. The mood was upbeat despite the gray weather. Strangers sipped coffee and chatted easily."…Appr....


Scientific Games Awarded Mexican Contract - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

NEW YORK – Scientific Games(Nasdaq: SGMS) has been awarded a contract to provide technical support,hardware and consulting services to Apuestas Internacionales SA, a subsidiaryof Grupo Televisa, S.A. (NYSE: TV), in connection with its number dra....


Poll: US-Based Online Casino Supported - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

FLORIDA – Scooop.net, a next-generation media site based on democratic voting principles and active participation of its members, released the results of its weekly hot topic poll regarding the nation's view on whether U.S. based casinos should....


Hotel Casino Network Launches New Games - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

MONTREAL – Hotel Casino Network is pleased to welcome over 50 upgraded Playtech software games at its online casino this month. New players can try out its brand-new selection of casino table and card games, slots, arcade picks, keno and video p....


Games, Inc.'s Maryland Lottery Contract Extended - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Games, Inc. (OTC BB:GMSI.OB) announced today that its VIP Club and Related Services Contract with the Maryland Lottery has been extended for another year, through November 9, 2006.The contract was originally awarded through a ....


Progressive Gaming Redeems Notes - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS Progressive Gaming International Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: PGIC) announced today that it has redeemed $20 million of principal amount of its outstanding 11.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2008 (the "Notes"). The redemption pric....


MGM Mirage Chosen for Birmingham Project - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

BIRMINGHAM, England – The NEC Group today announced that MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM) has been chosen to develop a unique multimillion-pound regeneration proposal that, if awarded a license, promises to create a spectacular regional entertainment casi....


Casino Opens at WR Downs - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

CLAREMORE, Oklahoma As reported by the Claremore Progress: "Principal Chief Chad Smith's vision of making Will Rogers Downs the future home of the world stickball championships may garner a few smiles but seems a likely reality considering the resu....


Barstow Goes Forward with Casino Plans - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

BARSTOW, California – As reported by the Barstow Daily Press: "City Council's direct involvement in the negotiations of two off-reservation casino projects involving three Indian tribes scattered across California is nearing an end."At the end of ....


Macau Expects to Break Record - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

MACAU – As reported by Xinhuanet: "Macau's income from direct gaming tax is expected to reach 16 billion patacas (US $2 billion) this year, a new high in the history, local media reported Monday. "Macau Post Daily quoted Tam Pak Yuen, Macau's ....


Trop Owners Play it Cool - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

By Liz BenstonBy Partners at the Las Vegas SunIn a city built on big bets, the Tropicana is the very definition of a property that doesn't like to gamble.While demolition rumors continue to swirl about older properties on the Strip, no property has ....


Spectrum Game Lists Trends - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Spectrum Gaming Group, aninternational gaming consultancy, has listed 21 of the most important trendsthat the global casino industry needs to monitor in 2006. The trends cover most aspects of commercial and tribal ....


Winward Gaming Group Launches SlotsVillage.com - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

Long-time established online casino giant Winward Gaming Group has weighed into the growing slots market with the launch of its new real-money gaming site, SlotsVillage.com. Designed with the slots player in mind, SlotsVillage.com offers a wide ra....


Powerball Grows to $112 Million - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. No one hit the grand prize Saturday, but 530,809 players across thenation won a total of more than $5.1 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six num....


Mega Million Jackpot Grows to $33 Million - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

UNITED STATES –- The jackpot in Mega Millions isgrowing and there is no shortage of winners! A total of 389,974 ticketsfrom coast to coast won prizes in the Friday, December 9, 2005 drawing. Thatincludes three tickets that each won $250,000. ....


Spectre Gaming Goes Live in Florida - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

EL CAJON, California – Spectre Gaming, Inc.(OTC Bulletin Board: SGMG) announced today it has gone live with its firstinstallation of AWP games in Boca Raton, Florida and that its Board ofDirectors has approved a plan to exit the Class II gaming ....


Poker TV Network Plans Exchange Move - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Poker TV Network, Inc.(Pink Sheets: PKTV) announced today that they intend to explore their optionsto move from the pink sheets to either the OTC Bulletin Board or the AMEX.The move will help the company gain support from investment ....


CelebPoker.com Offers $100,000 Pot - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

There is no secret that poker has been massive in 2005. With the big televised events and huge prize pools won poker it's wonder Poker Players are becoming overnight hero's and idols as quickly as they are becoming wealthy. Before New Years 2006 y....


Inside Gaming: Hitting the Road, Filling Rooms in Las Vegas - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new survey done for the consulting firm Deloitte & Touche found about half of the 18,000 respondents plan to take a long-distance trip between Thanksgiving and New Year's, an increase of 14 percent from a similar p....


STPT Makes Canadian Stops - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

CANADA – The Small Town Poker Tour announced today they have made visits to several sites in Canada.Mark Fracalossi executive producer and creator of the tour visited possible sites. "We spent a few days traveling from Saskatoon to Prince Albert....


Poker Academy Student Wins Big - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

INDIANA Poker Academy, the leading Texas Holdem poker software developer with world renowned artificial intelligence, today announced that "Big Ron" Hargrove won $133,760 by making the final table and finishing third place at the Caesars Palace....


4KingPoker Tour Plays Doubleheader - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

4kingpoker Tour is playing at two top poker sites back to back on Sunday 18th December, UltimateBet & Titan are to host the tournaments each with $50 added to the prize pot. The poker double kicks off first at UltimateBet at 3pm ETwith a $5+0.5 bu....


Torontonian Wins Seat at WPT Event - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

NEW YORK – On Saturday, December 3, a confident Ken Kafieh sat down to compete against 55 other poker players at the PokerListings.com WPT Bellagio Five Diamond freeroll tournament hosted at PokerRoom.com. "I knew I had a good shot since there ....


Churchill Downs Names VP - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) has named T. Kevin Flanery vice president of national public affairs for the Company. Flanery, who will report directly to CDI Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer an....


Fair Grounds Announces Purse Increase, New Stakes - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

Fair Grounds Race Course announced today an 18-percent increase to its purse schedule and five new stakes races for Louisiana-breds. Overnight purses will feature an increase of $4,000 per race, effective with the card of Thursday, Dec. 15.The closi....


South Coast Hotel and Casino Set to Open Soon - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that the South Coast Hotel and Casino expects to open to the public on Thursday, December 22 at approximately 7 p.m.Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diver....


Century Casinos Buys Out Minority Shares - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

Century Casinos, Inc. ("CCI") today announced that it has agreed to purchase the 43.6% interest in Century Resorts Alberta, Inc. ("CRA") that is currently owned by a non-affiliated minority shareholder. CRA is constructing the Celebrations Casino and....


Shuffle Master Earnings Up - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

Shuffle Master, a Las Vegas-based manufacturer of automatic card shufflers and other gambling devices, on Thursday said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 30.8 percent from a year earlier.In a statement, the company said it had net income of $8.5 milli....


Sportsbook.com Offers World Cup Odds - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

With the draw for the 2006 World Cuptaking place today in Liepzig, Germany, Sportsbook.com has posted its odds onthe largest event in the world. The United States, a quarterfinalist last timearound, is only a 90-1 long shot to win the title, the same....


Sportsbook.com Bettors Win Big - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

Huge payouts have become commonplace atSportsbook.com, and this past weekend was no exception. Two NFL fans both hit13 team parlays and rolled their initial $25 bets into $100,000 in winnings.This capped an incredible week for bettors that also inclu....


Biloxi Casino in Jeopardy - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "A $400 million casino project, the first major investment for the Coast since Hurricane Katrina, could fall through because Biloxi and the developer have not agreed on a price for city-o....


Philadelphia Casino Proposal Revealed - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Patriot News: "Three midstate men are partners in a venture to build a $300 million casino in the suburbs of Philadelphia. "The midstaters -- Derry Twp. Supervisor Thomas Brogan, businessman Silvan B. Lutkewitte I....


Nevada Projects Win Gaming Board Support - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

CARSON CITY, Nevada – As reported by the Tahoe Bonanza News: "Casino projects in Silver Springs, Dayton and Fallon won support from the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday."The projects follow this fall's approval of major renovations for the....


Seneca Nation Moves Ahead with Casino - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

NEW YORK – As reported by the Buffalo News: "The Seneca Nation of Indians is moving ahead to develop the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on vacant land in downtown Buffalo's Cobblestone District. "During a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Seneca lea....


Official: Botswana Casino Act Lacks Restrictions - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

BOTSWANA – As reported by the Mmegi News: "The Chairman of the Botswana Casino Control Board, Lekwalo Mosienyane has said the Casino Act does not have restrictions on casino advertisement nor restrictions on the time casinos may remain open."Prese....


Reviewing Some Fine Points - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

Dear Mark, In Texas Hold'em, if two players have the exact same hand, is the pot divided evenly? What happens if there are left over chips? Dale D.Because all five cards on the board (the flop, the turn and the river) in Texas Hold'em are commu....


Rosemont Ups Ante in Casino Bid - Tuesday 13th of December 2005

ROSEMONT, Illinois – As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times: "The village of Rosemont, in trying to snare a casino, has long promised to give away 80 percent of future casino tax money to other suburbs. "On Tuesday, Rosemont went all in. "In a lette....


Illinois Senate President Advises on Emerald Case - Monday 12th of December 2005

ILLINOIS – As reported by the Chicago Tribune: "Close to deciding whether to revoke Emerald Casino's gambling license, the Illinois Gaming Board received some unsolicited advice Thursday from state Senate President Emil Jones, who encouraged the b....


SkyCity Workers On Strike Again - Monday 12th of December 2005

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the New Zealand Stuff: "Staff at Hamilton's Sky City casino went on strike yesterday, the third time in a week, in pursuit of higher wages. "The staff want parity with their Auckland counterparts, who are paid 15 to 2....


Tabcorp Withdraws Singapore Bid - Monday 12th of December 2005

SINGAPORE – As reported by the Australian: "Tabcorp has withdrawn from the bidding for a major casino development in Singapore following a sharp rise in the likely cost of the luxury complex."Chief executive Matthew Slatter said yesterday the deci....


IGT Declares Quarterly Dividend - Monday 12th of December 2005

RENO, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- International Game Technology(NYSE: IGT) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared aquarterly cash dividend of twelve and one-half cents ($0.125) per share,payable on January 5, 2006 to shareholders....


Who Else Will Fire Drew Rosenhaus? - Monday 12th of December 2005

ZAPOTE, Costa Rica – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Could we be seeing a shift inthe way sports agents are viewed? Power agent Drew Rosenhaus could havewitnessed just that when one of his biggest clients, Green Bay Packers WRJevon Walker, unceremoniously fire....


Gordon Favored in Daytona 500 - Monday 12th of December 2005

FLORIDA – (PRESS RELEASE) -- As NASCAR fans count down theweeks to the start of the 2006 season, Sportsbook.com lists Jeff Gordon as theearly favorite to repeat his winning performance from last year's Daytona 500.Tied with Gordon is reigning NASC....


Whichpoker.com Offers Tournament Info - Monday 12th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker players can now receive information about upcoming poker tournaments sent to their homepage – allowing them to pick and choose tournaments from all the top online poker rooms. Whichpoker.com, the Internet....


FullTiltPoker.com Offers Gift Certificates - Monday 12th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – (PRESS RELEASE) -- This holiday season, FullTiltPoker.com is making it possible for you to share the gift of poker with your friends and family.FullTiltpoker.com is pleased to offer poker enthusiasts the opportunity to give their f....


Colts a Worry for Bookmakers - Monday 12th of December 2005

COSTA RICA – (PRESS RELEASE) --With many experts proclaiming the 2005 Indianapolis Colts as potentially the greatest team ever, Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is certain to be one of the highlights of Week 14 of the NFL season. Bod....


Florida Legislature Passes Slot Legislation - Monday 12th of December 2005

FLORIDA – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC") (NASDAQ: MECA; TSX: MEC.SV.A) today announced that legislation authorizing the operation of slot machines within existing, licensed Broward County, Florida pari-mutuel facilities that ....


Jackson Racing Acquires Interest in Racetrack - Monday 12th of December 2005

CHESTER, West Virginia – (PRESS RELEASE) -- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (Nasdaq National Market:MNTG) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Jackson Racing, Inc., acquired a 90% interest in Jackson Trotting Association, LLC, a Michigan limi....


MGM Mirage Extends Dates for Exchange Offers - Monday 12th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM) announced today that it is extending until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 13, 2005, unless further extended, the expiration date of its offer to exchange $500 million in aggregate p....


BetUS.com Offers Xbox Odds - Monday 12th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Canada and Costa Rican-headquartered gambling website BetUS.com has announced that it has released odds on Xbox 360 sales for this holiday season, allowing consumers to bet on the amount of consoles that will be ....


Southwest Casino Reports New Board Members - Monday 12th of December 2005

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Southwest Casino Corporation (OTCBB:SWCC) today announced the appointment of four new independent members to its Board of Directors. The appointment of these independent board members, along with the resi....


Governor: Tribe Must Pay for Table Games - Monday 12th of December 2005

CHEROKEE, North Carolina – As reported by the Asheville Citizen-Times: "The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians must offer the right amount of money before winning permission to have card dealers at Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Gov. Mike Easley said in ....


California Tribe Suspends Talks - Monday 12th of December 2005

CALIFORNIA -- As reported by the Amador Ledger: "On the urging of the governor's legal aides, the Buena Vista Band of Me-Wuk Indians this week suspended discussions with Amador County officials on the environmental effects of a proposed $200 millio....


Galaxy Casino Chooses KISS Management System - Monday 12th of December 2005

AUSTRALIA – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Galaxy Casino S.A., one of 3 casino concessionaire holders in Macau SAR, have chosen the KISS casino management system to manage table gaming, junket & cash desk operations at their Grand Waldo and Rio properties, w....


Arizona Casino Depends on Votes - Monday 12th of December 2005

ARIZONA – As reported by the East Valley Tribune: "A 15-story hotel casino could rise just east of Scottsdale's border if voters in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community approve a change to building height restrictions."If successful, the ....


NEC Pushed to Decide on Super-Casino - Monday 12th of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by icBirmingham: "The National Exhibition Centre has been told by one of its own board members to put its plans for a super-casino on the table or withdraw from the race. "Ken Hardeman - Birmingham cabinet member for r....


PartyGaming Shares Jump - Monday 12th of December 2005

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by Bloomberg: "PartyGaming Plc, the world's largest online poker operator, expects full-year profit to exceed analysts' estimates after customers played more poker and started trying new casino games such as blackjack.....


Galaxy Sells $600 Million Bonds - Monday 12th of December 2005

MACAU – As reported by the Dow Jones: "Macau's Galaxy Casino S.A. Wednesday raised US$600 million of debt in what is only the second bond from the gaming industry in Asia outside Japan."The deal - also the first high-yield bond from the sector in ....


Viejas Agree to Pay for Casino Impacts - Monday 12th of December 2005

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "The Viejas Indian band is formally agreeing to pay the county more than $1.2 million to address impacts of a planned casino expansion on the tribe's East County reservation. "The intergover....


Atari Develops Texas Hold'em Game - Sunday 11th of December 2005

NEW YORK – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) andMyelin Media, LLC, are teaming up to deliver Stacked(TM) with DanielNegreanu(1), a Texas Hold 'em poker game that captures the look, excitementand drama of the phenomenon that has captiva....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $100 Million - Sunday 11th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Powerball jackpot has now reached$100 million capturing the attention of players across the nation! The grandprize was not awarded Wednesday evening, but two lucky players in Colorado andConnecticut each won....


Sportsbook.com Bettors Back Colts - Sunday 11th of December 2005

NEW YORK – (PRESS RELEASE) -- After trouncing Tennessee on Sundaythe Colts are continuing their quest to complete the perfect season. Facedwith a tougher opponent in Jacksonville this week, bettors at Sportsbook.combelieve that the Colts will cont....


eCOGRA Named Top Watchdog - Sunday 11th of December 2005

LONDON – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The online casino and poker roomstandards authority eCOGRA was voted the gold medal for Top Watchdog by over27,000 players voting in the 2005 Gambling Online Magazine annual awards thisweek. Announcing the award, mag....


World Gaming Shares Resume Trading - Sunday 11th of December 2005

LONDON – (PRESS RELEASE -- World Gaming plc (LSE: WGP,OTC BB: WGMGY), a UK-based Internet-gaming software and e-business servicesgroup of companies ("the Company"), is pleased to announce the resumption oftrading of the Company's American Deposito....


Noble Poker Tournament Upgraded - Sunday 11th of December 2005

(PRESS RELEASE) -- In what is being billed as the World's Best Online Freeroll ever, a $100 Million Jackpot Tournament will be staged in April, 2006, by Noble Poker $500,000 in guaranteed prizes will be distributed to the top players at this exciti....


Hollywood Sportsbook Offers NFL Game Odds - Sunday 11th of December 2005

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Hollywood Sportsbook features odds on the NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 11th 2005.So far, the Colts have worked very well to win the AFC South title, and now they just have to wai....


Nevada Gold Appoints Alan Greenstein Chief Financial Officer - Sunday 11th of December 2005

HOUSTON, Texas – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN) today announced that Alan Jay Greenstein has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.Mr. Greenstein was part of the operating team at Mohegan Sun ....


Empire Online Sues Partygaming - Sunday 11th of December 2005

GIBRALTAR – As reported by the BBC News: "Empire Online, which promotes internet poker and casino sites, has started legal proceedings against former ally Partygaming in Gibraltar High Court. "The legal action follows Partygaming's move to separat....


Cowlitz Agree to Union Contract - Sunday 11th of December 2005

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Columbian: "The Cowlitz Tribe has agreed to use only union workers to construct a proposed $510 million casino-hotel complex near La Center. "Cowlitz officials announced Monday that the 22-member tribal council has ....


Ellensburg Casino Proposal Rejected - Sunday 11th of December 2005

TOPPENISH, Washington – As reported by the Yakima Herald Republic: "Yakama leaders have rejected a proposal to build a second tribal casino near Ellensburg. "But the proposal's primary proponent isn't giving up and says he'll take the issue before....


Golden Nugget Deadline Draws Near - Saturday 10th of December 2005

BILOXI -- As reported by the Sun Herald: "Some Point Cadet property owners are worried that drawn-out negotiations between the city of Biloxi and a casino developer may kill the deal for the Golden Nugget."Landry's Restaurants Inc., which owns the G....


BetByInternet.com Auctions Membership - Saturday 10th of December 2005

(PRESS RELEASE) -- BetByInternet.com, an online sportsbook and casino, has announced that it is auctioning a pre-paid membership online gambling account valued at $100,000. The auction is being held on the popular auction site EBAY for a total of 7....


Guocoland Withdraws Singapore Casino Bid - Saturday 10th of December 2005

SINGAPORE – As reported by Dow Jones: "Property developer Guocoland Ltd. (F17.SG) said Wednesday it has withdrawn from the bidding to develop a casino resort at Singapore's Marina Bay. "The company, whose chances of winning the tender have never b....


South African Casino Opens - Saturday 10th of December 2005

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the iAfrica: "A R250-million casino and entertainment development was officially opened in Bloemfontein on Tuesday night. "'The complex represents the largest-ever private sector investment in the Free State's leisure....


Ontario Gambling Proceeds Need Monitoring: Auditor - Saturday 10th of December 2005

ONTARIO, Canada -- As reported by the Canadian Press: "It's no safe bet that Ontario charities are getting all the proceeds they're owed from bingo halls and local raffles because the province doesn't properly oversee how they're run, the province's....


LV Sands Adds Chefs to Singapore Bid - Saturday 10th of December 2005

SINGAPORE – As reported by the CBS MarketWatch: "Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has signed up six of the world's top chefs to sweeten its bid to build a casino resort in Singapore, but an earlier offer to provide a Guggenheim museum is off the table,....


Senate Panel Approves Sliding Scale Tax Rate for Slot Machines - Saturday 10th of December 2005

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- As reported by the Sun-Sentinel: "Hoping to boost the dollars that would flow from slots into Florida's public schools, a Senate committee on Tuesday approved a sliding scale tax rate on the machines that is far lower than wh....


New Casino Plans Approved For Viejas Reservation - Saturday 10th of December 2005

SAN DIEGO -- As reported by NBC San Diego: "The county board of supervisors Tuesday approved a plan to build a second casino on an Indian reservation east of San Diego."The first example of "casino consolidation" will be seen in Alpine, on the Vieja....


Mega Million Rises to $25 Million - Saturday 10th of December 2005

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Tuesday, December 6 MegaMillions drawing really brought out the winners! A total of 377,183 ticketsfrom coast to coast won Mega Millions prizes, including four tickets that eachwon $250,000. However, no ticket matched all si....


JCM American Files Complaint Against MEI - Saturday 10th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE)-- JCM American Corp. announced today ithas filed a complaint for patent infringement in U.S. District Court againstMars Electronics International (MEI). The complaint alleges patent infringement on two JCM patents: U....


MyCapper.com Picks Rose Bowl Favorite - Saturday 10th of December 2005

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Rose Bowl, which will take place on January 4 2006, features the two top-ranked college football teams in the country: the Texas Longhorns and the USC Trojans. The winner of this game will be crowned national champions."In ter....


Europe Favored to Host 2006 World Cup - Saturday 10th of December 2005

FLORIDA – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Gambling911.com sponsor MVPSportsbook.com has listed Europe as the continent that will take home the 2006 FIFA World Cup with odds of -250. Of course this is good news for anybody who believes that Brazil will win.Sout....


Pacific Poker Considered Prime Spot - Saturday 10th of December 2005

(PRESS RELEASE) – In recent studies and similar interviews, polls, and tests indicate that a Mac poker room, Pacific Poker, is considered as a prime spot to make money fast online playing poker. Pacific Poker which is compatible for Windows or Mac....


Search for Best Bingo Site Begins - Friday 9th of December 2005

(PRESS RELEASE) -- WhichBingo today announced the launch of the search for the 2005 'Online Bingo Site of the Year' and also the 'New Online Bingo Site of the Year'. This is the third year of these prestigious awards.The aim of the awards is to rec....


Sands Says Does Not Need Singapore Ally For Casino - Friday 9th of December 2005

SINGAPORE -- As reported by Reuters: "Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's biggest casino operator by market capitalisation, said on Wednesday it does not need a Singapore partner for its bid to build the city-state's first casino. "Singapore is seeki....


GM for Argosy Sioux City Named - Friday 9th of December 2005

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN ) announced today that Frank Quigley has been named General Manager of the Company's Argosy Sioux City facility in Iowa, pending regulatory approval.In his new role, Mr.....


Boyd Gaming to Seek Pennsylvania Gaming License - Friday 9th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that the Company has acquired property and intends to apply for a gaming license in Pennsylvania. The 125-acre site, part of a 260-acre planned retail and commercia....


Online Bookmaker Buys Star Player For Basketball Team - Friday 9th of December 2005

LONDON -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Trident Gaming (who own and operate Gamebookers.com for UK and European bettors and BetBug.com for American sports bettors) today announced that Gamebookers are "buying" basketball star Vladimir Petrovic for Greek League....


Ameristar Presents Community Award - Friday 9th of December 2005

VICKSBURG, Mississippi – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Ameristar Casino Advisory Committee presented the second annual "Strengthening the Community" awards at a special luncheon hosted by Ameristar on Dec. 6. The top prize, with a cash award of $5,000, w....


Odds go against NEC casino bid - Thursday 8th of December 2005

THE National Exhibition Centres chances of landing a super casino have been badly undermined by the body set up to pick the winning bid, it was revealed today.New guidelines insist the location for £1 million jackpot machines must have social impact....


Aid over for staff at Beau Rivage - Thursday 8th of December 2005

MGM Mirage will stop paying workers from shuttered Gulf casino After today, MGM Mirage will no longer pay wages and benefits to the displaced employees from the companys hurricane-shuttered Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi, Miss.The 90-day program in whi....


Westin goes smoke-free, except on casino floor - Thursday 8th of December 2005

A major hotel chains plan to ban smoking at many of its North American resorts received a warm welcome Monday from antismoking advocates.But the pending policy change at more than 70 Westin Hotels & Resorts wont force its Las Vegas patrons to squash ....


High tax sought for slot machines - Thursday 8th of December 2005

As state lawmakers opened a special session Monday to write regulations for slot machines in Broward County, Gov. Jeb Bush and House leaders hardened their position against gambling.The House Business Regulation Committee unanimously passed a bill wi....


Robbery at Nelspruit casino - Thursday 8th of December 2005

casino in Nelspruit has been robbed of close to R1 million. The incident happened in the early hours of this morning. It is reported that 20 armed men were involved at the robbery at the Emnotweni Sun Casino.According to Dawie Pretorius, the Lowveld....


PokerPro: It Just Might Be the Table of the Future - Wednesday 7th of December 2005

Fully Automatic Table Removes Dealer, Chips, and Cards From Live Equation According to Lou White, there are about 6,000 poker tables used by casinos in this world. All but 21 of them look nearly identical, down to the dealers dressed in a bow ties, u....


Melco JV in need of $1.4b casino loan - Wednesday 7th of December 2005

Crown Macau, a joint venture between Stanley Hos Melco International Development and Australias largest casino operator, is seeking a HK$1.4 billion loan to fund the construction of a casino and hotel development in Macau, bankers said.Macaus Banco N....


Casino staff stop work for pay parity - Wednesday 7th of December 2005

A union representing Hamilton casino staff says workers may take further industrial action after a three-hour stoppage on Saturday night. Service and Food Workers Union organiser Iriaka Rauhihi said striking staff walked out at 8pm, including bar, ca....


Casino staff stop work for pay parity - Wednesday 7th of December 2005

A union representing Hamilton casino staff says workers may take further industrial action after a three-hour stoppage on Saturday night. Service and Food Workers Union organiser Iriaka Rauhihi said striking staff walked out at 8pm, including bar, ca....


Man jumps from casino garage - Wednesday 7th of December 2005

A man killed himself Sunday afternoon by jumping from Caesars Atlantic Citys parking garage.Steven A. Smith, 53, of Linwood, jumped from the ninth floor of the garage at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Lt. Bob Myers.Smith also had an address of ....


Resorts want bookings on their own sites - Wednesday 7th of December 2005

Online booking is no longer a novelty and Web sites offering hotel reservations are now hot properties in their own right. More than a third of Las Vegas visitors make their reservations via the Internet, but some may find that not all portals are cr....


Harrah’s fined in disciplinary action - Wednesday 7th of December 2005

A 10-coin slot jackpot that did not pay off could cost Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino and Hotel a $50,000 state fine.The Missouri Gaming Commission last week levied the fine in a proposed disciplinary action that alleged Harrah’s failed to pro....


Las Vegas Marathon Offers Betting - Tuesday 6th of December 2005

History will be made at this weekends New Las Vegas Marathon when runners will not only be able to run the world Famous Las Vegas Strip for the first time, but they will be part of the only marathon in the nation in which you can place a bet. In orde....


Boyd Gaming Launches Full-Service Supplier Portal - Tuesday 6th of December 2005

Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced the launch of its supplier portal on boydgaming.com . This e-procurement program will provide vendors and prospective businesses with an internet-based supplier application and maintenance form and ....


Nova Scotia VLT Report Released - Tuesday 6th of December 2005

The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation says turning off VLTs at midnight has led to a decline in problem gambling. The time restrictions for video-lottery terminals at bars and restaurants went into effect on July 1, part of the provinces plan to reduce ....


Blackjack Betting Option Introduced - Monday 5th of December 2005

An innovative betting option known as Casino Surrender, which was recently introduced in the greater Chicago area at the Blue Chip Casino & Hotel in Michigan City, Ind., has the potential to become a standard feature at blackjack tables in casinos na....


UK Casino Applications Rushed - Monday 5th of December 2005

Casino owners are rushing through applications to open new venues ahead of tight new government restrictions from April 2006. "After April, only an initial 17 licences are available for a new wave of casino and leisure venues, one of which will be a ....


Macau Casino Lending Pushed to $3.8 Billion - Monday 5th of December 2005

Las Vegas Sands Corp., owner of the Venetian casino in Las Vegas, led this weeks borrowers in Asia as its loan to expand in Macau boosts the Chinese citys gaming industry financing to $3.8 billion. "Las Vegas Sands is seeking $2.5 billion to help pay....


Casino Investors Reveal Estimates - Monday 5th of December 2005

Casino investors estimate a slots casino in Straban Township will attract 3.2 million visits a year and generate 3,052 new, full-time jobs in Adams County. "Chance Enterprises - following a private meeting with county officials and business leaders -....


Xgames Delivers Sports Games Suite - Monday 5th of December 2005

Xgames Ltd. published CTXM virtual sports games on Blue Square gaming site and its affiliates. CTXM virtual sports suit includes "Penalty Shootout" – a virtual soccer game, "Blue-Bury Park" (Multi bet virtual Horse racebook) and "Kennel-Woof Park" ....


Secretary Wins for Life - Monday 5th of December 2005

Nancy Guiher, a 58-year-old secretary from Saltsburg, Indiana County, has won $1,000-a-week-for-life, the top prize in the Win For Life instant game, from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Lottery Area Manager Dennis Nero presented Guiher with her first annu....


Atronic Jackpots Won - Monday 5th of December 2005

Atronics American Magic(R) Wide Area Progressive (WAP) awarded two "Magic Jackpots" for $238,383.35 in one week, both at Potawatomi Bingo & Northern Lights Casino in Wisconsin. Katie Wisniewski decided to visit Potawatomi Bingo & Northern Lights Casi....


PlayLine Games Certified - Monday 5th of December 2005

PlayLine Inc., a leader in the rapidly expanding Monitor Gaming space, announces that GLI has certified the PlayLine Monitor Gaming System and its two monitor games "Thundering Hooves" and "Canine Cup". Gaming Laboratories International Inc. ("GLI"),....


Pennsylvania Board Launches Comment Period - Monday 5th of December 2005

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today launched a month-long public-comment period on draft regulations governing internal controls. "Act 71 gives the Board the power and duty to adopt the regulations necessary to bring expanded gaming to Pennsy....


Casino Games Offered on Mac Site - Monday 5th of December 2005

Mac compatible casino games are now offered at the leading Macintosh gaming website MacOnlinePoker.com. Mac users will find online blackjack, slots, Keno, and other popular games that offer the thrill of the real casino in the comfort of their own ho....


MTR Gaming Receives Proposal - Monday 5th of December 2005

MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNTG) today announced that it has received a non-binding proposal from a newly-formed entity, TBR Acquisition Group, LLC, which is controlled by Edson Arneault and Robert Blatt, MTRs Chief Executive Officer and Executi....


Harrahs Hosts World Series of Poker MBA Championship - Monday 5th of December 2005

Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) and Jungle Media Group, publisher of Jungle Magazine, today announced plans to host the World Series of Poker MBA Championship at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas January 13-15, 2006. More than 500 MBA students are e....


Harrahs Reveals Spanish Casino Plans - Monday 5th of December 2005

SPAIN --If its Wednesday, then it must be Spain. Harrahs Entertainment Chairman Gary Loveman racked up the frequent flier mileage in November, concluding the month by announcing the company plans to co-develop a Caesars casino resort in the master-pl....


Hollywood Hires Lobbyist - Monday 5th of December 2005

When state lawmakers meet next week to hammer out new slot machine regulations, Hollywood will have a heavy hitter fighting to get the city in on the action. "Roger Desjarlais, the former Broward County administrator, will be in Tallahassee Monday mo....


Tasmanian Gambling Numbers Up - Monday 5th of December 2005

Tasmanians continued their gaming binge in 2004-05 with a 5 per cent increase in turnover, the Tasmanian Gaming Commission annual report shows. "An increase in gaming machine numbers at the Wrest Point and Country Club casinos contributed to a $45 mi....


Casino Stocks Rebound - Monday 5th of December 2005

After a three-month slide gaming stocks rebounded in November, shaking off the effects of Gulf Coast hurricanes and higher fuel prices. Most of the major casino companies saw their average daily stock prices experience double-digit, month-over-month ....


Casino Workers File Lawsuit - Monday 5th of December 2005

A group of Tacoma casino workers has filed a lawsuit against the City of Tacoma in hopes of blocking a ban on gambling houses scheduled to take effect at the first of the year. "The Associated Casino Employees for Survival, also known as ACES, wants ....


Bodog.com Posts Heisman Odds - Monday 5th of December 2005

The Heisman race is heating up with just over a week left before voters pencil in their picks. Bodog.com has posted the odds in time for the December 10 awards in New York. Considered the most prestigious award in college football, the Heisman Memori....


Dealers Have to Pool Tips - Monday 5th of December 2005

Individual tips for table game dealers at the Agua Caliente casinos are now being pooled, and the money shared for distribution in their paychecks. "While some dealers viewed the move as a step to take a golden nest egg away, David Fendrick, chief op....


China Seizes Over Million Gamblers - Monday 5th of December 2005

China seized 1.163 million people involved in 313,000 gambling cases in the first three quarters, the Ministry of Public Security said here Thursday. "The move was initiated by a call from Chinas central government in January this year, with the targ....


Kansas Casino Hauled Away - Monday 5th of December 2005

Mobile building units that once housed a tribal casino in downtown Kansas City, Kan., were hauled away Wednesday. "This in no way is a bow down or a decision that we are going away, said Jason Hodges, a spokesman for the Wyandotte Nation that operate....


Kenosha Casino Would Drain Potawatomi Bingo Casino - Monday 5th of December 2005

A casino in Kenosha would drain an estimated $162 million a year in revenue from an expanded Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, according to a new study. "The report, commissioned by the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe and released Wednesday by the....


Oneida Fined for Smoking Violation - Monday 5th of December 2005

The Turning Stone Resort and Casino is one of the last public places in Central New York where smokers can light up. For the past two years the Oneida Indian Nation has allowed smoking in the facility in the wake of a state-wide smoking ban. Tuesday,....


Owner: MotorCity to Open First - Monday 5th of December 2005

MotorCity Casino became the second of Detroits gambling houses to break ground on a permanent facility Wednesday, but its owner declared it would be the first to open. "Owner Marian Ilitch said the $275-million casino hotel and conference center woul....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $75 Million - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Even though the grand prize was not awarded Wednesday evening, a lucky player in Tennessee won a $1 million cash prize with the Power Play option. A total of 378,188 players across the nation won more than $4.6 million in prizes playing Americas favo....


Global Payments Signs Agreement with Barona Valley Ranch - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leader in both payment processing and gaming cash access services, today announced an agreement to provide Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino with its VIP LightSpeed(R) suite of cash access products and services. ....


Puzzle Answer Could Win Poker Buy In - Sunday 4th of December 2005

The puzzle book, winmywpbhome.com, is going to award a dream home and up to $2.5 million to the grand prize winner and many secondary prizes that total more than $2 million. An additional prize has been added -- a seat to the prestigious World Series....


Scratch Games Go Online - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Scratch card games are among the most popular games in the world with annual revenues of more than 25 billion US dollars. The fun, no-effort game and its instant winnings make scratch cards highly attractive to hundreds of millions of people around t....


Progressive Gaming Appoints Board Member - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Progressive Gaming International Corporation (Nasdaq:PGIC), a leading provider of diversified technology and content products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide, announced today that it has appointed Major General Paul A. Harvey, U.S.....


The Sands Regent Purchases Land for Rail City Expansion - Sunday 4th of December 2005

The Sands Regent (Nasdaq: SNDS) announced today the purchase of 2.58 acres of land adjacent to its Rail City Casino property in Sparks, Nevada, which it had been leasing from the State of Nevada. Plantation Investments, Inc., a subsidiary of The Sand....


Border casinos in depression as China bans participation - Sunday 4th of December 2005

A crackdown on gambling by Chinese citizens is putting the squeeze on foreign casinos around Chinas northern borders. "In the first five months alone, 102 foreign casinos near the Chinese border have closed for lack of business. The remaining casinos....


Money Laundering Law to Cover Casinos - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Korean casinos are expected to face stiff obligations to prevent them from being used to launder money.The Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) said Friday that it is examining ways of having casinos subject to parts of the anti-money laundering la....


Conservatives demand answers over foreign casinos - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Commenting on an admission by the Government that meetings have taken place between ministers and Anschutz Entertainment Group and Kerzner International, the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Theresa May said:"Just a couple of w....


Online gaming company buys Birgu casino - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Sportalnet, a Maltese registered on-line betting company will be the new owners of the Casinò di Venezia.The Director of this company is the Italian Orlandi Fernandi from Lecce. Sportalnet is effectively owned by International Trust Ltd, a company w....


Casinos again eyed as key to Okinawa tourism - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Okinawa’s tourism growth is slowing, and will become stagnant if new measures aren’t taken by tourism and industrial companies.The Duty Free Shopping president, Masaharu Minei, is taking the lead now in reenergizing the concept of casinos in Okin....


New Jersey Smoking Ban Would Give Casinos a Cigarette Break - Sunday 4th of December 2005

New Jersey casinos, which pay more than $350 million of state taxes a year, will probably be spared for now from any state law banning smoking in indoor workplaces. Acting Governor Richard Codey, whos also senate president, said Nov. 17 that he suppo....


Antigua to develop Internet gambling industry despite U.S. pressure, finance minister says - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Antigua will continue developing its Internet gambling industry despite pressure from the United States to prohibit the practice, the finance minister said Wednesday.Finance Minister Errol Cort said at least 10 new online gambling companies will open....


Coral - Eurobet Debut on new Platform - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Online poker is beginning to dominate cyberspace, with dozens of top rooms competing for the average players business. Sites like Full Tilt, PokerStars, and Party Poker, have made a major impact on online gaming industry and continue to divide player....


Harrahs to build Las Vegas-style gambling complex in Spain - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Harrahs Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday it is partnering with a Spanish developer to build a Las Vegas-style casino-hotel near a medieval city south of Madrid. El Reino de Don Quijote de La Mancha, S.A., and Las Vegas-based Harrahs said the complex....


Viva pro sports? Vegas makes play for team - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman says hell wager on anything and everything: football games, the passage of city ordinances, even a cockroach race. Now, Goodman is making the biggest bet of his career — that he can successfully lure a pro sports team ....


Isle of Capri Casinos to move corporate office out of Mississippi - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. is planning to move its corporate headquarters to the St. Louis area next year from Biloxi, Miss., in an effort to move out of the path of Gulf Coast hurricanes. "Each time one hits, its a major disruption and a loss of tim....


PA Gambling Chief Allegedly Faked Work - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Pennsylvanias highest gambling regulator was accused of falsifying attendance records and collecting pay for hours she didnt work while executive director of Louisianas gambling control board. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Anne L. Neeb, now ....


Shaking off storm, Alliance holds private peek at games - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Gulf Coast casino operators sustained a double-whammy from Hurricane Katrina. Not only did they lose most of their gaming equipment in the Aug. 29 storm, they missed the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas two weeks later.This week, however, the operator....


Players Love How the PokerPro Table Speeds Up Play, Eliminates Mistakes - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Riding the huge wave ofpoker popularity, PokerTek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTEK) has installed its PokerPro(TM)tables at four additional casinos in the months of October and November. After installing tables at its Hollywood, Fla., Seminole Hard Rock Hotela....


Sportingbet rules out Empire Online bid - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Online gaming firm Sportingbet reported strong growth in both its number of players and first-quarter profits on Wednesday and it ruled out renewing its bid for smaller rival Empire Online.The number of new active players increased 137 percent to 170....


Moscow Mayor Declares War on Slot Machines - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Moscow’s mayor Yuri Luzhkov has called on the city government to get rid of 90 percent of the slot machines, extremely popular among Muscovites of all ages, RIA-Novosti reported. “We have seen these iniquitous structures spread uncontrolled in th....


Casino tax income to reach new high in Macao - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Macaos income from direct gaming tax is expected to reach 16 billion patacas (2 billion US dollars)this year, a new high in history, local media reported Wednesday. The Macao Post Daily said that Tam Pak Yuen, Macaos Secretary for Economic and Fi....


Gambling IOU bank thief jailed - Sunday 4th of December 2005

A former financial consultant who stole £10m to feed his gambling habit, has been jailed for 12 years for "breaches of trust of the grossest order". Graham Price, 58, of Llansamlet stole the millions from investors and the Halifax Bank for whom he w....


OKC man accused of stealing laptop from Remington casino - Saturday 3rd of December 2005

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City man is accused of stealing a laptop computer used to program gambling games at Remington Park Casino.Police say Dustin Matthews was arrested on a grand larceny complaint after the laptop worth $100,000 was found in h....


Gateway Casinos Income Fund Receives Final Rezoning for Redevelopment of the Burnaby Casino - Saturday 3rd of December 2005

Gateway Casinos Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:GCI.UN) is pleased to announce that it received final rezoning for the Burnaby redevelopment project at a meeting of the Burnaby City Council held last night. This was the final regulatory approval necess....


Harrahs announces sale of Laughlin casino - Saturday 3rd of December 2005

Harrahs Entertainment Inc. announced plans Tuesday to sell the Flamingo hotel-casino in Laughlin to American Real Estate Partners L.P., the owners of the Stratosphere hotel-casino in Las Vegas and the Sands hotel-casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The $17....


Harrahs Could Level Several Hotel-Casinos - Saturday 3rd of December 2005

Word out of the Harrahs corporate offices seems to indicate the company is considering a massive redevelopment of several of its flagship Las Vegas properties that could wind up being the biggest project in the citys history.This is all just rumor an....


Frauds stalked losers at Crown casino - Thursday 1st of December 2005

A CRIME gang stalked Crown casino to recruit financially strapped punters to launder $1.5 million through their bank accounts, a court has heard. The frauds, who stole the cash from Westpac Bank customers, offered vulnerable gamblers a commiss....