Casino and Gambling news stories from Jan 2006

Blue Chip Casino Hotel Launches New Vessel - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana – Blue Chip Casino Hotel today announced the grand opening of its new casino, Blue Chip. The new casino, which was the central part of the $170 million expansion of the property, features the largest hull size of any casin....


$500,000 Guaranteed Freeroll Tournament at the Action Poker Network - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

The Action Poker Network; home of ActionPoker.com, TigerGaming.com and PokerInCanada.com, has announced the launch of a $500,000 prize pool guaranteed Freeroll Tournament, giving poker enthusiasts a chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars w....


UK Casino Panel Accused of Playing Favorites - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Scotsman: "The panel set up to advise the government on the location of the UK's first super-casino has been accused of secretly 'singling out' Blackpool ahead of Glasgow and Cardiff. "The Casino Advisory Panel ....


Yarmouth Bets on Revamped UK Casino Plans - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the EDP24: "Momentum is building behind a rethink on the number of pilot super casinos in Britain - and Yarmouth could be set to reap the benefit."…Eleven local authorities around Britain have joined together to c....


Powerball Grows to $156 Million - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues to moveupward! Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday, one luckyplayer in Pennsylvania won $600,000 with Power Play. A total of766,996 players across the nation won more than $6.3 m....


Mega Million Jackpot at $61 Million - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

UNITED STATES – A total of 529,033 tickets wonprizes in the Friday, January 27, 2006 Mega Millions drawing, as players fromcoast to coast are watching the jackpot grow. Since no ticket matched all sixnumbers to win the estimated $50 million jac....


Big Names Show Up for Borgata Winter Poker Open - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY – As the sun set outside of Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Thursday evening, play came to a close in Event Six, the $1,500 buy-in tournament final table. One of the more expensive buy-ins in the Borgata Winter Poker Open produced a ....


PicksPal.com Hosts Super Bowl Blowout - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – – The free online sports picks game PicksPal.com will host a special Super Bowl Blowout Contest featuring unique props and odds during the week of Super Bowl XL. The contest winner will receive a flat panel plasma HDTV. Since Dece....


Bet on Super Bowl Ads - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – While the Super Bowl is themost watched broadcast each year because of the game, millions tune in just toview the commercials. The ads have become a cultural phenomenon serving aswater cooler fodder the day after the game. W....


Nambe Pueblo Casino Agreement Submitted to NIGC - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Full House Resorts, Inc. (Amex: FLL) is pleased to report that its Gaming Management Agreement with the Nambe Pueblo in Santa Fe, New Mexico has been submitted for approval to the National Indian Gaming Commission ("NIGC") as requir....


Golden Spirit Launches New Cash Online Poker Site - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

WASHINGTON – Golden Spirit Gaming Ltd. (OTC BB:GSGL.OB) announces the launch of its new offshore GoldenSpiritPoker.com and GoldenSpiritpoker4Fun.net websites. GoldenSpiritPoker.com is a new online poker site, which has a broad player-based netwo....


Pinnacle Entertainment Underwriters' Exercise Option - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced that the underwriters of its public offering which closed on Jan. 19, 2006 have exercised in full their option to acquire an additional 900,000 shares of common stock at $27.35 per s....


MGM Mirage Recognized by Multicultural Businesses - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – MGM Mirage has been cited as one of the top corporations in the U.S. for multicultural businesses by DiversityBusiness.com, the leading B2B online portal for diversity businesses and large organizational buyers.According to Kenton Cl....


Party Gaming Sets Record - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

LONDON As reported by Reuters: "PartyGaming said on Friday it had signed a record number of new poker players in the fourth quarter and was on track to become the world's biggest online casino."The operator of the PartyPoker Web site, the world's ....


Harrah's Cherokee GM Named - Monday 30th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced that Darold Londo will be named senior vice president and general manager of Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel, effective upon receipt of required regulatory approvals.Londo is curr....


Century Casinos Bets on Edmonton Casino - Monday 30th of January 2006

EDMONTON, Alberta – As reported by the Edmonton Journal: "Century Casinos Inc. will use its worldwide experience to serve high-end gamblers and entertainment audiences in northeast Edmonton, says the company's chief operating officer."'This will b....


California Tribe Sues Over Stalled Compact - Monday 30th of January 2006

SACRAMENTO, California – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "Frustrated by lawmakers' refusal to act on its new gambling agreement, an Imperial County Indian tribe has filed a federal lawsuit that could establish a legal path around the L....


Isle of Capri Headquarters Relocates - Monday 30th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casino, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that the company will relocate its corporate headquarters to the St. Louis County municipality of Creve Coeur while maintaining a regional presence in Biloxi, Miss. ....


Race Track Casino Offers Super Bowl Alternative - Monday 30th of January 2006

Race Trace Casino is getting ready for Superbowl Sunday with a week-long party created especially for people who are looking for a fun alternative to Superbowl mania. Starting Monday, January 30th, and running through Superbowl Sunday, Race Track ....


Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Celebrates 2nd Anniversary - Monday 30th of January 2006

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York – Saratoga Gaming andRaceway will celebrate its Second Anniversary of operation on January 28, 2006and to commemorate the occasion has hosted a full month of special promotionsgiving away over $200,000 in cash and priz....


Stanley Leisure Opening Nottingham Casino - Monday 30th of January 2006

LONDON – As reported by Reuters: "The country's biggest casino operator Stanley Leisure said on Friday it had been granted a licence for a 30,000 square foot casino in the centre of Nottingham, central England."Stanley said it expected to open the....


Spill Group Debuts New Platform - Monday 30th of January 2006

AMSTERDAM – Spill Group today debuts a newmultiplayer gaming platform WeLoveGaming.com and the new game Houseof Cards at ZiGiZi.com, aubsidiary of Spill Group. ZiGiZ.com isboth a free-play and paid site where players (of the paid version) can wi....


Ute Hosts Final Blackjack Satellite Tournament - Sunday 29th of January 2006

COLORADO – The convention center at the Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel and Resort was filled with the nervous murmur of gamblers, stacks of red, green and blue chips, professional blackjack players and TV cameras Saturday. The convention center was ....


Progressive Gaming, Gaming Partners International Team Up - Sunday 29th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq:GPIC), a leading manufacturer and supplier of casino chips and other table game supplies, and Progressive Gaming International Corporation (Nasdaq:PGIC - News), a leading provider of div....


Isle of Capri Casinos, Tipitina's Foundation Launch Music Tour - Sunday 29th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., along with Tipitina's Foundation, announce details of the "Have A Heart Tour" dedicated to celebrating and supporting the music of the Gulf Coast.The "Have A Heart Tour" lineup includes Lil' Bri....


Israeli Poker Tournament Begins in February - Sunday 29th of January 2006

ISRAEL – As reported by the Jerusalem Post: "…The Israel Poker Association's Pokerface 2006 tournament commences February 7 at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds. Over 13 weeks, a league of approximately 320 players pay NIS 500 each to compete in a combin....


Washington Gambling Age Could Rise - Sunday 29th of January 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Olympian: "Washington's legal gambling age could change from 18 to 21 if House Bill 2872 passes."Most people are surprised that the legal gambling age isn't 21, said bill sponsor Mary Helen Roberts, D-Edmonds."…Th....


Super Bowl to Boost Detroit Gaming Revenue - Sunday 29th of January 2006

DETROIT, Michigan – As reported by the Detroit News: "As Super Bowl fans party in Detroit next week, thousands will be betting on more than having a good time at football's biggest spectacle."Gaming experts predict the Super Bowl will generate as ....


VIPsports.com Releases Best Odds on Super Bowl XL - Monday 30th of January 2006

CURACAO Super Bowl XL is still over a week away and is already making history with increased levels of betting activity. VIPsports.com is reporting record action on the game and has blitzed the competition by offering the best odds available onlin....


Borgata Winter Poker Open Heats Up - Sunday 29th of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey As in previous tournaments of the Borgata Winter Poker Open, the turnout for Event Five, the $1,000 buy-in, was better than expected362 players graced the felt and raised a prize pool of $362,000. While many tournaments ....


Littlefield Reports Improved Earnings - Sunday 29th of January 2006

AUSTIN, Texas Littlefield Corporation (OTCBB:LTFD) today announced earnings for the fourth quarter and for the full year 2005. Results were substantially improved when compared to Q4-2004. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of substantially ....


Nevada's Economic Boom Continues - Sunday 29th of January 2006

by Ed Vogel CARSON CITY, Nevada Nevada's economic boom continued in November as businesses reported their sales increased by 9.9 percent compared with November 2004, the Department of Taxation reported Wednesday.But sales missed the coveted 10 per....


Isle of Man Releases New Regulations - Sunday 29th of January 2006

ISLE OF MAN – In a move designed to further enhance the regulatory framework of remote gambling jurisdiction, Isle of Man, their Government has announced changes to the Online Gaming Regulation Act 2001 (OGRA). The changes relate to the three ar....


No Hope for New Zealand Casino - Sunday 29th of January 2006

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the New Zealand Stuff: "SkyCity managing director Evan Davies would love to run a casino in Wellington and Mayor Kerry Prendergast believes one would add to the capital's attractions. "But neither is likely to see thei....


Harrah's Gulf Coast Regional President Named - Sunday 29th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced that Tom O'Donnell will be named regional president of the Gulf Coast Region, effective upon receipt of required regulatory approvals.O'Donnell is currently serving as senior vice....


Wichita Developer Wants Referendum - Sunday 29th of January 2006

WICHITA, Kansas – As reported by the Wichita Business Journal: "The Canadian developer putting together a $300 million plan for turning Century II into a destination casino says if area leaders will commit to a referendum on expanded gaming, he'll....


Poll: Locals Supports Massachusetts Casino - Sunday 29th of January 2006

MASSACHUSETTS – As reported by the South Coast Today: " More than half of South Coast residents responding to a recent UMass Dartmouth telephone poll said they favor bringing a resort-style casino to the southeastern part of the state. "Approximat....


Missouri Casino Execs Find Support - Sunday 29th of January 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "Missouri casino executives spent much of Wednesday collecting pats on the back from mayors of riverboat gambling communities."'It's pretty hard not to say great things about our partner, Harrah's,'s....


California Tribal Casino Plans Not Rescinded - Sunday 29th of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Amador Ledger Dispatch: "California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration has no plans to rescind a gaming compact with the Buena Vista Band of Me-Wuk Indian tribe, which wants to open a casino in Amador Count....


MGM Grand Chooses IMAP - Sunday 29th of January 2006

VANCOUVER – IMAP Enterprises, a Vancouver BC based application development company, today announced that the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the largest hotel and largest casino in the world, has received IMAP's 3D Interactive Hotel and Conference Fac....


Casino Boat Operators Face Indictment - Sunday 29th of January 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the Florida Sun News: "A married couple who once operated casino boats in Little River and Florida were charged in a 22-count indictment, which includes conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and deprivation of hones....


Blue Chip Christening, Grand Opening on Tuesday - Sunday 29th of January 2006

MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana – Christening and grand opening of the Blue Chip Casino Hotel's new casino vessel, Blue Chip.Built on site, the boat, which took two years and cost $170 million to build, has the largest hull size of any casino vessel in t....


Kansas Casino Plea Gets Cold Shoulder - Sunday 29th of January 2006

TOPEKA, Kansas – As reported by the Wichita Eagle: "Park City Mayor Dee Stuart found a receptive audience Wednesday when she took her case for a Sedgwick County casino to the state Capitol."Unfortunately, she said, that audience was a busload of W....


Ex-Casino Official Offer Plea Bargain - Sunday 29th of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the California Press-Enterprise: "A judge offered to sentence a Murrieta man to no more than four years in prison Wednesday if he pleaded guilty in connection with charges that he embezzled almost $500,000 from Pechanga....


Costa Rica Marriott Hosts IGCE - Sunday 29th of January 2006

HATBORO, Pennsylvania – The International Gaming Conference& Expo (IGCE), to be held April 9th-11th at the Costa Rica Marriott, a four-star resort in San Jose, Costa Rica, will feature a keynote address by thePresident of one of the leading publ....


Ultimate Sports Entertainment Unveils $4 Billion Las Vegas Plan - Saturday 28th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Today Ultimate Sports Entertainment, Inc. unveiled plans for the world's first, sports-mega-resort complex. The complex will sit on 116 acres of land (currently in escrow) in North Las Vegas near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Archite....


Dogs Playing Poker Picture Gets Modern Twist - Saturday 28th of January 2006

ARIZONA – Sometimes you've got to know when to fold them."I swore I'd never do a version of dogs playing cards," says Ron Burns. "But everyone's playing poker these days and too many people were asking for this. Quite frankly, I folded."The resu....


Dover Downs Gaming Reports Final Results of Self Tender - Saturday 28th of January 2006

DOVER, Delaware – Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) announced today the final results of its self tender. The tender offer expired at 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on January 19, 2006.Based on the final count by the depositar....


MTR Gaming Committee Rejects Acquisition Proposal - Saturday 28th of January 2006

CHESTER, West Virginia – MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNTG) today announced that on January 25, 2006 the Special Committee of the Board of Directors established to consider the previously announced management-led acquisition proposal from TBR....


Northwest Indiana Casino Numbers Down - Saturday 28th of January 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Northwest Indiana News: "December turned chilly aboard Lake Michigan riverboats, with fewer gamblers dropping fewer dollars."Combined revenues for the five casinos fell to $94.7 million for the month, a drop of 3 perce....


Sands Macao Opens New Gaming Area - Saturday 28th of January 2006

MACAU – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) announced today that the Sands Macao, the first western-operated casino in Asia, has opened the stunning new "Level of Fortune" gaming area located on the second floor of the Sands Macao.The new 10,000 s....


Dover Downs Reports Results - Saturday 28th of January 2006

DOVER, Delaware – Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) today reported results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2005.The Company reported earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2005 of $.39 per diluted share ....


Dover Downs Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend - Saturday 28th of January 2006

DOVER, Delaware – Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on both classes of common stock of $.06 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 10, 2006 to share....


PBL Appoints Packer Replacement - Saturday 28th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA As reported by the (Queensland) Courier and Mail: "Media and gaming firm Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd has appointed director Chris Anderson as its deputy chairman, filling a space left by Kerry Packer who died in December."Executive chai....


Trump Sues Writer for $5 Billion - Saturday 28th of January 2006

NEW YORK As reported by the (London) Independent: "Donald Trump, the property developer, reality show host and now crusader for truth in reporting, has filed a $5bn (£2.8bn) lawsuit against a writer for The New York Times who dared suggest in a bo....


Ameristar Makes Record Donation - Saturday 28th of January 2006

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "The nonprofit Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City later this week will be presented with the single largest corporate donation in its 60-year history — $237,500."The money was rai....


Stanley Leisure Acquires More Casinos - Saturday 28th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the icChestshire: "Liverpool gaming group Stanley Leisure today added to its estate of casinos in a £30m deal."It coincided with today's interim results announcement that revealed a 9% dip in pre-tax profits of £2....


Ausvegas Online Casino Celebrates Year of the Dog - Saturday 28th of January 2006

Ausvegas Online Casino is celebrating the arrival in the Chinese Lunar Calendar of the Year of the Dog with a brand new slot. The addition of the Year of the Dog slot boosts the total number of games available to play at AusVegas to 32. Many of th....


Ontario Municipalities Receive More Gaming Money - Saturday 28th of January 2006

GANANOQUE, Ontario – As reported by the Brockville Recorder & Times: "Another three months, another big payday for the host municipalities of the Thousand Islands Charity Casino."The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC) distributed two ch....


Boyd Gaming Prices Notes - Saturday 28th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it has priced a registered public offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Subordinated Notes due 2016. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 7.125% pe....


Harrah's To Re-Open Lake Charles Hotel - Saturday 28th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) said today that its hotel in Lake Charles, La., will re-open as scheduled on February 1.The 263-room hotel was closed, along with Harrah's Lake Charles Casino, in September 2005 due to Hurricane R....


Mahjong Mania Gaming Software Licensed to Ladbrokes - Saturday 28th of January 2006

MONTREAL, Canada Mahjong Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Montreal-based Dynasty Gaming Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: "DNY) today announced that its Mahjong Mania software has been integrated and is now live on www.Ladbrokes.com. Ladbrokes is the ....


Casino Data Imaging, Boyd Gaming Sign Deal - Saturday 28th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Casino Data Imaging (CDI), the casino industry leader in visualization and report writing slot analysis solutions, announced today that Boyd Gaming's Suncoast and South Coast casinos have licensed CDI's CasinoCAD(C) v4 business intellig....


Reports: Illegal Gambling Costs Maryland Millions - Saturday 28th of January 2006

MARYLAND – As reported by the Baltimore Sun: "Slot machines in the Baltimore area that illegally pay out winnings to gamblers may be costing the state at least $15 million a year in lost tax revenue, according to a new study. "A common sight in ma....


New Seoul Casino Opens - Saturday 28th of January 2006

SOUTH KOREA – As reported by the Joong Ang Daily: " Seoul will gain a spacious new casino for foreigners tomorrow when the Grand Korea Corporation opens the first of three gambling halls planned for opening this year. "The Grand Korea Corporation,....


Rhode Island Casino Plan Draws Criticism - Saturday 28th of January 2006

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – As reported by Providence Journal: "The Carcieri administration's newly disclosed role in trying to persuade the owners of Newport Grand to remake their slot hall and the 28 acres that surround it into the anchor of a ....


Casino Robberies Scare Sioux Falls' Workers - Saturday 28th of January 2006

SOUTH DAKOTA – As reported by the Argus Leader: " Workers in Sioux Falls' many video lottery establishments are on edge after two casino robberies in the city Monday."Three casinos were robbed early last month, and Monday's robberies - the first s....


Burlington Casino Proposal Clears Hurdle - Saturday 28th of January 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Hawk Eye: "Randy Winegard's proposal to build a casino in Burlington cleared a hurdle Monday, as the city's planning commission voted 3–2 in favor of recommending that the City Council approve the planned unit developme....


Bluff Europe to Represent the Poker Lifestyle in Europe - Friday 27th of January 2006

LONDON, UK America's #1 Poker magazine, 'Bluff', is crossing the Atlantic - following the popularity explosion of poker in Europe. The launch of Bluff Europe will be formally announced at Lyceum Media's 'Fire & Ice' party on 25 January. Online ....


No Limit for Borgata Winter Poker Open Winner - Friday 27th of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey Limit poker may not be today's most popular form of poker but the game is still alive in Atlantic City thanks to the strong die-hard player base that is willing to come out and support this kind of event. Many of Borgata....


Empire Online Releases Guidance - Friday 27th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Israel Globes: "Online gaming network and gaming marketing services provider Empire Online Ltd. (AIM: EOL) this morning provided a trading update for the fourth quarter of 2005. "Empire Online issued full year g....


Montana Charity Casino Night Cancelled - Friday 27th of January 2006

LAUREL, Montana – As reported by the Billings Gazette: "There will not be a fundraising 'casino night' Saturday in Laurel. However, there will be a 'Poker Party Plus.' "The Laurel Jaycees' plans for one of its traditional casino nights to raise mo....


New Zealand Regulations Hurt Gaming Operators - Friday 27th of January 2006

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by New Zealand Stuff: "Official figures out yesterday show increased regulation is hurting gaming operators like Sky City Entertainment. "Annual gambling statistics, released by the Department of Internal Affairs, showed ....


Sportsbook.com Offers Super Bowl Betting Trends - Friday 27th of January 2006

DETROIT, Michigan – Super Bowl XL is less than two weeksaway and sports fans the world over are clamouring to support their team. Ofcourse no one knows for sure whether the Steelers or Seahawks will hoist theVince Lombardi Trophy above their hea....


Arizona Lottery Drawings Air - Friday 27th of January 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona –- Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, players cantune-in to ABC15 to view the Arizona Lottery drawings for The Pick(TM),Fantasy 5(TM), Pick 3(TM) and the multi-state Powerball(R) game. Players willbe able to view the respective daily....


Stanley Leisure Reports Attendance Up - Friday 27th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by Ireland Online: "Gaming group Stanley Leisure said today the number of people attending its casinos outside London had jumped by more than 15% since laws requiring gamblers to be members for 24 hours before attendin....


Ameristar Casinos Reports Growth in Earnings - Friday 27th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS, Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCA) today announced 2005 fourth quarter and annual financial results. For the fourth consecutive year, we set records for consolidated net revenues, operating income, EBITDA, net income and earnings p....


MGM Mirage Exec Honored at the 14th Annual Trumpet Awards - Friday 27th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Lorenzo Creighton, President and COO of MGM Mirage's New York-New York Hotel and Casino, was among the outstanding honorees at the 14th Annual Trumpet Awards held in Atlanta yesterday at the Georgia World Congress Center. The Trumpet....


U.S. Poker Series Hosts Charity Tournament - Friday 27th of January 2006

ILLINOIS – U.S. Poker Series today announced that it will be hosting a charity Travelin' Texas Hold'em Tournament to benefit the Anderson Animal Shelter in Elgin, Illinois on Saturday, March 11, 2006. The benefit tournament will be held at the P....


First Automobile Awarded In Addition To Prize Pool At Borgata Winter Poker Open - Friday 27th of January 2006

LOS ANGELES If you thought the million-dollar first prizes at virtually every stop on the WORLD POKER TOUR were an exciting development, then brace yourself-the stakes just got higher! The winner of the Borgata Winter Poker Open, January 29-Febru....


Calder Race Course Forced to Suspend Simulcast Operations - Friday 27th of January 2006

MIAMI GARDENS, Florida Calder Race Course ("Calder") announced today that it has been forced to suspend simulcast operations while the State of Florida appeals a court ruling on the constitutionality of an intrastate simulcast-wagering law. As a ....


888.com Sponsors World Snooker Championship - Friday 27th of January 2006

GIBRALTAR – 888.com, the world's number one online casino and online poker room, will sponsor the World Snooker Championship for the next five years after entering into a multi-million euro contract. 888 is also an associate sponsor of other sno....


New Fortuna Gaming Mobile Poker Game Launched - Friday 27th of January 2006

LONDON –- Fortuna Gaming (UK) Limited.,(OTC Bulletin Board: FGAM.OB), ("the Company") is pleased to announce that itslicensor, Mobile Gaming Now (MGN), has launched version 1.9 of itsmulti-player Texas Hold 'em poker software. In turn, Fortuna h....


Borgata Winter Poker Open Excitement Continues - Friday 27th of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey The third event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open, the $1,000 buy-in, is now complete, with 340 players having seen action over two days. There was no shortage of action throughout the tournament. By the end of day one,....


New Boyd Gaming Casino Date Released - Friday 27th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that Blue Chip Casino Hotel in Michigan City, Indiana is expected to open its spacious new casino vessel to the public on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, pending final regulatory approva....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $50 Million - Friday 27th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions players are feelingthe excitement as the jackpot continues to grow. When Tuesday's winningnumbers were drawn, they turned 414,489 tickets into Mega Millions winners.Each of those tickets matched one of Mega Million....


Online Illinois Lottery Tickets Proposed - Friday 27th of January 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – As reported by the Quad-City Times: "Illinois Lottery tickets could be available on the Internet under a proposal being floated in the General Assembly."With lawmakers giving a cold shoulder to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan t....


French Poker Tour Announces Winner - Friday 27th of January 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – The 2005-2006 French Poker Tour, hosted by L'association France Poker and sponsored by premier online poker room Everest Poker, has crowned its champion.On January 14, 118 players from all over France gathered at the Aviation ....


Seneca Nation Get Design Proposals - Friday 27th of January 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "The Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. are poring over a stack of design proposals for the planned Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo. "Most of the seven architectura....


Protesters Fight Against Pokie Hall - Friday 27th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Advertiser: "Anti-Pokie protesters will make a last-ditch attempt tonight to prevent planning approval for a "pokies palace" at Morphett Vale."They will make final submissions to the Onkaparinga City Council Developm....


Minnesota City Considers Gaming Fee - Friday 27th of January 2006

MINNESOTA – As reported by the Albert Lea Tribune: "The Albert Lea City Council will hold a public hearing tonight to consider imposing a contribution of up to 10 percent of all lawful gambling proceeds collected in the city. The contribution woul....


Man Drives Vehicle into the Lobby of Casino - Thursday 26th of January 2006

TUNICA, Mississippi As reported by the Associated Press: "A Georgia man is charged with assault for driving his car through the glass doors of Tunica's Gold Strike Casino and doing doughnuts in the lobby."Authorities said no one was injured during ....


Analysts Cool Towards Stanley Leisure - Thursday 26th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK Business Online: "Britons enjoy a flutter and after the relaxation of gambling rules in November more and more are heading to casinos. This plays into the hands of the likes of Stanley Leisure, which is expec....


Cyberslotz.co.uk Launches Gold Dragon Game for Chinese New Year - Thursday 26th of January 2006

LONDON, UK To honour the Chinese New Year, Cyberslotz has opted for the symbolic dragon as the basis for its latest progressive jackpot online slot machine and is offering up to 25 free plays on win lines. Those born in the Year of the Dragon ar....


Cities Unite to Change UK Super-Casino Decision - Thursday 26th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the icBirmingham: "Birmingham and Coventry have joined forces with more than 20 local authorities in urging the Government to reconsider its decision to license only one UK super-casino."The move came after it emerg....


Ohio Charity Poker Legislation Presented - Thursday 26th of January 2006

OHIO – As reported by the Columbus Dispatch: "The lure of riches with minimal effort is appealing to charities. "But the result often fattens the wallet of the organizer of the poker tournament far greater than it does the charity whose name is gi....


Missouri Celebrates 20 Years of Lottery - Thursday 26th of January 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "The Missouri Lottery celebrates its 20th birthday this month by giving Missourians a six-digit birthday present."Tickets went on sale Monday for the special 'Dream Draw' raffle game that runs throug....


Navajo Nation Announces First Casino - Thursday 26th of January 2006

SHIPROCK, New Mexico – As reported by the Gallup Independent: "Despite a Thursday meeting with Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. to discuss building a casino, the Shiprock Chapter won't be the first chapter with a casino. "On Monday, during ....


Sporting News Settles Case on Gambling Ads - Thursday 26th of January 2006

MISSOURI As reported by the New York Times: "The Sporting News, one of the nation's oldest sports-centered media companies, has entered into a $7.2 million settlement to resolve accusations that it promoted Internet gambling by publishing and broad....


Thunder Valley Casino Legal Challenged Hearing Scheduled - Thursday 26th of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Sacramento Bee: "A complicated legal challenge by seven former employees of Placer County's Thunder Valley Casino - alleging sexual harassment and age and sex discrimination - is scheduled for its next hearing Feb. ....


Zone4Play Granted UK License - Thursday 26th of January 2006

WILMINGTON, Delaware – Zone4Play, Inc.("Zone4Play" or the "Company") (OTCBB: ZFPI), a leading developer ofinteractive software and technology for the betting and gaming industryannounced today that it has been granted a UK bookmaker license. The....


Gambling, Other Bills Offered - Thursday 26th of January 2006

PIERRE, South Dakota As reported by the Associated Press: "Several gambling bills were offered Monday in the state Legislature, including one that would legalize Texas Hold 'em poker tournaments in some places."...SB191, introduced by Sen. Brock Gr....


Sungold Appoints VP - Thursday 26th of January 2006

TORONTO Sungold International Holdings Corp. ("Sungold") (OTCBB:SGIHF) is pleased to announce the appointments of Scott Rowe to the Board of Directors and as Vice-President Corporate Development for Horsepower Broadcasting Network (HBN) Internati....


Hollywood Poker Announces 2007 Hollywood Poker Girls Calendar Model Search - Thursday 26th of January 2006

HOLLYWOOD, California –- Following the success of lastyear's Hollywood Poker Girls Calendar, Hollywood Poker, where the stars come to play, has announced itssearch for the 12 new sexy poker faces for 2007. Commenting on the contest, Hollywood....


Bally Gaming Reports Contract for MP Intelligent Tables - Thursday 26th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Bally Gaming and Systems, a business unit of Alliance Gaming Corp. (NYSE: AGI), announced today that its Bally Table Management Systems (TMS) division has signed its largest contract to date, a 257-baccarat table deal with Galaxy Ent....


MGM Mirage Recognized for HR Practices - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – MGM Mirage has been named among the "most admired companies" for its human resources practices by Human Resource Executive Magazine. According to the publication, the recognition is based upon Fortune Magazine's "most admired compani....


TransAct Extends Eurocoin Agreement - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

WALLINGFORD, Connecticut – TransActTechnologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a leading producer of transaction-based printers for customers worldwide, today announced that it has extendedits agreement for Eurocoin to serve as its exclusive distr....


Thousands Line Up Iowa Casino Jobs - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

EMMETSBURG, Iowa – As reported by the Sioux City Journal: "Nearly 2,000 hopeful job applicants waited in line for up to four hours Thursday and Friday to apply for any of 250 jobs available here when Wild Rose Casino opens in July."Casino manager ....


Presidents Financial to Acquire SweetPrize - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

VANCOUVER, British Columbia Presidents Financial Corporation (Pink Sheets:PZFC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an acquisition agreement to purchase 100% of SweetPrize Entertainment Inc., a provider of online poker services at www....


PicksPal.com Players Pick Right - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – PicksPal.com players showcased their superior sports IQs during the NFL's conference championships, accurately picking the outcomes, over/under spreads, and a majority of the props in the free online sports picks game.Over two-third....


Firms Battle Over Illinois Lottery Contract - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

ILLINOIS – As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times: "Two politically connected firms in the running to reap a windfall if Gov. Blagojevich brings keno-style gambling to Illinois also are the lone bidders on a $17 million "lottery games distribution"....


Casino City Press Releases Updated Indian Gaming Report - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

NEWTON, Massachusetts – Casino City Press announces therelease of the 2005-2006 Updated Edition of Casino City's Indian GamingIndustry Report the most comprehensive study of Indian gaming in the markettoday. The report, authored by Alan P. Mei....


Forest City Enterprises, Harrah's Unveil Plans - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Forest City Enterprises(NYSE: FCEA; FCEB) today unveiled plans for over $1 billion of investment atStation Square in Pittsburgh, including dramatic new investment in thevitality of downtown Pittsburgh, a $512 million c....


Scientific Games to Purchase Global Draw - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific GamesCorporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced today that it has signed a letter ofintent to purchase The Global Draw, Ltd. and certain related companies. In theUnited Kingdom, Global Draw is a leading supplier of fixed odds bet....


Bartons Ex Caught up in Casino 'Exaggeration' - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by Contact Music: "Mischa Barton's ex-boyfriend Brandon Davis was left red-faced by his claim he won $300,000 in Las Vegas, Nevada, after the casino announced he had only won $1,500."...in a statement to gossip site Pa....


GSA Names Technical Director - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – In a move designed to speed progressand quickly provide its standards to the industry, the Gaming StandardsAssociation announced today it has named Marc McDermott as its TechnicalDirector. McDermott was selected from a field of more ....


Casino Plan With Penguins is Isle of Capri's Biggest Bet - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

PITTSBURGH As reported by the Post-Gazette: "The company that built its fortune on riverboat gambling is sailing into new waters."Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. operates the most riverboat and dockside casinos in the world, but it has never undertaken ....


Scientific Games Wins Colorado Lottery Contract - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific Games Corporation(Nasdaq: SGMS) has been awarded the instant ticket contract for the ColoradoLottery, the company announced today. The deal, which includes the supply ofinstant ticket games and related services, is valued a....


North Dakota Tribe Seeks Casino - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

NORTH DAKOTA – As reported by the Grand Forks Herald: "A coercive treaty took land in Grand Forks away from the Chippewas, and it would be fair if the descendents of those that took the land helped the descendents of their victims - by letting the....


Borgata Names President, COO - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) and MGM Mirage (NYSE:MGM), today announced the appointment of Larry Mullin to President and Chief Operating Officer as well as the promoti....


Live 3D Poker Adds Games to Website - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

CURACAO – Online poker players now have a new place to increase their poker profits thanks to Live3Dpoker.com. The latest version of their poker software is a free download and works on all Mac OSs from 10.3.9 and up, as well as PC. This was the....


Council Calls for Casino Rethink - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

COVENTRY, UK As reported by the BBC: "Coventry City Council is calling on the government to change its mind over its decision to allow just one Las Vegas- style super casino in the UK. "A number of cities, including Coventry, are competing agains....


Isle of Capri Revises Q3 Earnings - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casino,Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) on Monday announced that it expects fiscal third quarter2006 earnings for the Company to exceed the high end of its November 18, 2005guidance of a $.01 per share loss. The company ex....


Aristocrat, PokerTek Sign Deal - Wednesday 25th of January 2006

SYDNEY, Australia – Aristocrat Leisure Limited(ASX: ALL) today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement withPokerTek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTEK) of Charlotte, North Carolina to place itsinteractive, electronic PokerPro(TM) table systems i....


Couple Wins Seats on PartyPoker Cruise - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

GIBRALTAR – This isn't Kansasanymore! That's what Sam and Janice Marsh will be saying while enjoying thetropical sun in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after each of them wonseparate entries on the same day, beating thousands of players in twodif....


Short-Coin, Full-Coin, and Profit - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

Hello, John Robison, from Canada enjoying your articles. Question: If I play abuck, say, on a Triple Diamond and win the big prize of $1000 instead ofthe $4000 that would have been paid out with the max three-coin play, doesthe $3000 difference go ....


2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open Debuts With a Full House - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey The first day of competition at the Borgata Winter Poker Open is underway and similar to the unseasonably warm temperatures outside, a full house of over 1,300 players are feeling the heat at Borgata Hotel Casino and S....


The Best and Worst Craps Dealers - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

Many gambling writers consider craps the most exciting game in the casino. I fully agree with that assessment. In its theoretical package, craps has a rhythm and movement that at times is breathtakingly exciting. The possibility for spectacular win....


Caesars Palace Sports Book Takes Super Bowl Bets - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Super Bowl XL is nearly two weeks awaybut guests at Caesars Palace Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas, Nevada, havean opportunity to place a wager on the game right now. The line at CaesarsPalace currently favors the Pittsburgh Steel....


Small Town Poker Tour Goes to Denmark - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

DENMARK – The producers of the USA television show and world's largest amateur poker tour, the Small Town Poker Tour, have announced they will be visiting Denmark. Mark Fracalossi executive producer stated, "We will be in Europe the first few we....


Empire Resorts Launches New Website - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

MONTICELLO, New York Empire Resorts, Inc. ("Empire") (NASDAQ: NYNY) today announced the debut of its new corporate website at EmpireResorts.com. The new website provides updated information on the company's products and services, including plans ....


New Yorker Takes Borgata Tournament by Storm - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey The first event of the inaugural 2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open is finally under wraps. On the first day, 1,319 players came to see action, but in the end, only one survived the carnage that lasted the 20-hour marathon. ....


Purple Lounge Offers Valentine's Promotion - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

Contradicting the old proverb that to be lucky in cards is to be unlucky in love, cupid-playing online poker provider Purple Lounge has introduced an amorous new game befitting the seasonal spirit.With a romantic ring to its name, the Two Hearts H....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $31 Million - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The excitement level is growing inMega Millions and so is the number of winners. In Friday's Mega Millionsdrawing, a total of 428,038 tickets won prizes. But no ticket matched all sixnumbers to win the $31 million jackpot. So ....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $115 Million - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 625,255 players across the nationwon a total of more than $5.1 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers....


Mandalay Bay Joins WPT Roster - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

LOS ANGELES – The World Poker Tour announcedtoday that Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas has joined its roster ofhost casinos for a new event that will be staged as the second stop of theSeason V calendar. The Mandalay Bay Poker Champio....


New Mac Poker Software Released - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

HOLLAND A new software for Macintosh users was released to let them play Poker Online from the Internet. The announcement was given today from HoldemBonus.com, one of the most famous Poker guides for Internet Poker players. In fact, players usi....


NexLearn Develops Poker Program - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

KANSAS – E-Learning solutions company NexLearn, LLC, has developed the "Palms Home Poker Host," a computer software program designed to train users to host professional poker tournaments. The retail product, which is the first to carry the Palm....


Pinnacle Optimistic About Biloxi - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

JACKSON, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Alain J. Uboldi, the chief operating officer of Pinnacle Entertainment, made comments to the Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday more positive about the likelihood of rebuilding i....


Washington Gambling Taxes Repealed - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

QUINCY, Washington – As reported by the Columbia Basin Herald: "The Quincy City Council on Tuesday repealed taxes on amusement and gambling and opted to maintain a tax on admissions, following talks with bar and club owners impacted by the 1951 or....


Atlantic Lotto CEO Defends Practices - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

NEWFOUNDLAND – As reported by the CBC News: "The head of the Atlantic Lottery Corp. was grilled for several hours Thursday during hearings at the Public Accounts Committee of the provincial legislature. "Chief executive officer Michelle Carinci de....


Nine.com Releases Odds on Miss America Pageant - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Online gaming entertainmentfirm Nine.com, today released its odds on the venerable Miss America Pageanttaking place this Saturday Night in Las Vegas. While all the girls are extremely attractive and talented from what ou....


DEQ Systems, TCS John Huxley Sign Deal - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

PRESS RELEASE) DEQ Systems Corp. (TSX-V: DEQ)and globally renowned TCSJohnHuxley announced today the signature of anagreement for the distribution of DEQ's G3 electronic auxiliary system forcasino table games. The agreement covers exclusive dist....


World Poker Tour, Commerce Casino Media Tournament Begins - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

–Here's your shot to show you have the right stuff.at the World PokerTour/Commerce Casino Media Tournament that kicks off 10 days of poker actionin Southern California. The winner of the media tournament gets a covetedseat in the Feb. 22-24 WPT I....


Political Foes Unite Over Casino Issue - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

KANSAS – As reported by the Lawrence Journal-World: "They say politics makes strange bedfellows."…Take, for instance, Tim Shallenburger, who lost the 2002 gubernatorial election to Democrat Kathleen Sebelius, and who now is chairman of the Kansa....


Oregon Casino Study Touts Jobs, Revenue - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Backers of a proposed casino in Wood Village are promoting a new study that says the facility would generate as many as 8,000 jobs and nearly $200 million in revenue for the state, but it was quickly attacked Thursday by critics for failing to accoun....


Casino Robber Gets 15 Years - Monday 23rd of January 2006

A man who robbed a casino with a pellet pistol and then wrote letters from jail directing a woman to commit more robberies to raise money for his bond was sentenced Thursday to 15 years at Montana State Prison. "At sentencing, David William Reeks bla....


UK Casino Panel Overwhelmed - Monday 23rd of January 2006

The scramble to house the UK's only Las Vegas-style super casino is turning into a lottery. The body set up to decide its location has already received more than 40 applications and its head says he does not know how to choose between them."Professor....


Louisiana Casino Case Heads to Court - Monday 23rd of January 2006

A 10-year-old casino revenue case that could have dire financial implications for Bossier City came to a head Thursday before the state Supreme Court."However, the court is not expected to rule for several months."…At issue is whether contracts Bos....


Shun Tak Moves Project to Cotai - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Shun Tak Holdings Ltd. (0242.HK), a Hong Kong-based conglomerate controlled by Macau casino owner Stanley Ho, said it will move its planned Cotai development project in Macau to the Cotai strip. "The company said the original site was dropped because....


Design Firm Picked for Foxwoods Expansion - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Dallas-based architect HKS Design Group has been selected for the next phase of design work on the $700 million expansion of Foxwoods Resort Casino. "The Paul Steelman Design Group of Las Vegas completed the first stage of design on the 2 million-squ....


Alabama Casino Being Considered - Monday 23rd of January 2006

In five to 10 years, Fort Payne could have a large casino and be well on its way to being a major tourist destination."So DeKalb County resident David Hammonds told the Fort Payne Kiwanis Club at its meeting on Wednesday morning.Hammonds, of Ider, ow....


Iowa Casino Move Proposed - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Burlington's Randy Winegard will ask the state for permission to move Catfish Bend Casino to Roosevelt Avenue. "The Burlington businessman is in talks with the Kehl family to purchase majority ownership of the casino. While there is no signed agreeme....


Pennsylvania Slot Hearings Approved - Monday 23rd of January 2006

State gaming regulators approved a tentative list of public hearings on slots applications Thursday, and said they'll consider adding a hearing in Gettysburg because of a hotly debated slots proposal there. "The tentative list calls for a two-day hea....


LV Sands Won't Seek Singapore Project Partner - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's biggest casino firm by market value which is bidding to build Singapore's first casino, on Friday said it would not look for a local equity investor after its partner pulled out of the race this week. "Sands, famous....


InterCasino.com Offers Independent Arbitration - Monday 23rd of January 2006

To further enhance the protection andplaying experience of their guests, InterCasino.com, the most awarded onlinegaming casino in the world, has unveiled a unique program in conjunction withtop industry watchdog organization Casinomeister.com which o....


Scientific Games Signs Deals with Swedish Firm - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Scientific Games Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of theonline lottery assets of the Swedish firm EssNet AB for 460 MSEK orapproximately $60 million. EssNet specializes in online lottery systems andterminals to run num....


Gaming Partners Present at ICE - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Gaming Partners International Corporation today announced that it will presentand participate in the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) in London,England from January 24-26, 2006. The Company also reported that it isexpanding production at facil....


Illinois Riverboat Grants Offered - Monday 23rd of January 2006

A window of opportunity was thrown open this week by Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay for any qualifying government and non-profit agencies and organizations in the county to apply for more than $1 million in so-called riverboat grants.M....


Dover Downs Gaming Reports Results of Self Tender - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) announced today the preliminary results of its self tender. The tender offer expired at 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on January 19, 2006.Based on a preliminary count by the depositary for the te....


Harrah's Sets New Dates for WSOP Events - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Harrah's License Company, LLC, an affiliate of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) today announced new dates and an expanded schedule for its World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Caesars Palace® in Las Vegas next spring.The revised Caesars Pal....


World Gaming Issues Update - Monday 23rd of January 2006

The Company is pleased toissue an update in respect of trading in the twelve months ended 31 December2005 which included three months of trading from the Sportsbetting.com groupacquisition and an update on the consideration payable relating to thatac....


Paddy Power Offers Odds On Poker Tournaments - Saturday 21st of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – Paddy Power, Ireland's largest bookmaker, today launched betting on three of the world's most prestigious poker tournaments – the WPT World Poker Open, Tunica (19-23 January 2006), the WPT Borgata Poker Classic, Atlantic City ....


Blue Chip Casino Ready to Open - Saturday 21st of January 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Indiana Post-Tribune: "The opening of the $170 million Blue Chip Casino boat is scheduled for Jan. 31, casino officials announced Wednesday. "A steakhouse, a deli, a coffee bar, an entertainment lounge, 2,200 slot mach....


Pinnacle Entertainment Closes Stock Offering - Saturday 21st of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced today the closing of its underwritten public offering of 6.0 million of its newly issued shares of common stock at $27.35 per share, which resulted in gross proceeds to Pinnacle of $164....


Namibia Sands Improves to Satisfy Customers - Saturday 21st of January 2006

WINDHOEK, Namibia As reported by the the Free Press of Namibia: The Kalahari Sands Hotel, an establishment under the Sun International Group, officially opened its N$13,5 million refurbishment to guests last Thursday. "The refurbishment included th....


Chicksnchips Launches Poker Challenge - Saturday 21st of January 2006

UNITED STATES – For too long Deanna has heard from her husband and her friends that girls can't play poker. Her father told her to find a new career. Her mother cried when she heard the news that Deanna wanted to turn pro. Her mother-in-law...we....


Pennsylvania Casino Proposals Move Forward - Saturday 21st of January 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pocono Record: "The two proposed casino projects in the Poconos each took a step forward Wednesday."The land development plan for Mount Airy Lodge was submitted to Paradise Township, while the developers of Pocono....


Casino Fortune Inducted into Hall of Fame - Saturday 21st of January 2006

Casino Fortune is excited to announce its induction into the Online Gaming Hall of Fame. The induction is the first of an annual announcement by the Online Gaming Hall of Fame to honor trendsetters, ground breakers and visionaries in the online g....


Poker Players Face Elimination Tension - Saturday 21st of January 2006

AUSTRALIA As reported by the Australian Associated Press: "Thirty-six of the world's top poker players will try to conceal their nervous tension as the countdown to the final of the Aussie Millions poker championship begins."Day four of the tournam....


FutureLogic Signs Deal with Casino Espinho - Saturday 21st of January 2006

GLENDALE, California – — FutureLogic Inc., manufacturer of thermal ticket printers for cashless gaming, announced in a news release that the Casino Espinho, a property of the Portuguese gaming group Solverde, has selected FutureLogic's GEN2 pr....


Mississippi Infrastructure Proposal Dropped - Saturday 21st of January 2006

MISSISSIPPI – As reported by the Clarion Ledger: "The Mississippi Gaming Commission has dropped a proposal that would let casinos count roads and sewerage systems to meet infrastructure requirements."Larry Gregory, executive director of the Gaming....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $101 Million - Saturday 21st of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot in America's favoritelottery game continues to grow breaking into the next level of top prizes.Even though the grand prize was not awarded Wednesday evening, 537,572 playersacross the nation won a total of more than $....


Obudsman Picked for Oregon Casino Process - Saturday 21st of January 2006

OREGON – As reported by the Oregonian: "George Skibine, director of the federal Office of Indian Gaming Management, will serve as the ombudsman overseeing the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's application for a casino and resort near La Center, Rep. Brian Ba....


Philippine Police Officials Fired for Allowing Gambling - Saturday 21st of January 2006

PHILIPPINES – As reported by the Manila Standard Today: "Philippine National Police Chief Dir. Gen. Arturo Lomibao relieved yesteday the Nueva Vizcaya provincial police chief and the chief of the Solano town police for their failure to stop jueten....


NJ Lawmaker Wants Casinos Added to Smoking Ban - Saturday 21st of January 2006

TRENTON, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "An Atlantic County lawmaker wants to lead the effort to add casino gaming floors to a soon-to-be-enforced statewide smoking ban."Freshman Assemblyman Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, has int....


IGCE Looks at WTO Ruling - Saturday 21st of January 2006

HATBORO, Pennsylvania The International Gaming Conference& Expo (IGCE), slated to take place April 9th-11th in San Jose, Costa Rica,has announced that it will feature, among an already extensive andcomprehensive program and roster of speakers, w....


Mystery Anti-Casino Group Stays Quiet - Saturday 21st of January 2006

WISCONSIN – As reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "A one-issue group is heavily lobbying for the Legislature to have approval authority for new off-reservation casinos, but the organization won't say who is bankrolling its campaign, despi....


Biloxi Casino Planned - Friday 20th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Developers have leased seven acres immediately east of Boomtown Casino where they plan to build a gambling resort."The development could make the Gollott brothers landlords to a fifth ca....


Delaware Slots Expansion Includes Funding for Treatment - Friday 20th of January 2006

DOVER, Delaware – As reported by the Delaware State News: "When state officials, General Assembly members and casino officials agreed to expand slot machine operations in Delaware, the pact included a provision to increase the guarantee of funding....


Lawsuit Filed Against MGM Companies - Friday 20th of January 2006

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – On December 22, 2005, prominentattorney Mayer Morganroth announced in a press release that he has filed a69 million dollar lawsuit in Detroit demanding a trial by jury against MGMGRAND DETROIT, LLC, MGM GRAND RESORTS, LLC ....


Groundbreaking for Planet Hollywood Tower - Friday 20th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – David A. Siegel, founder, president, andCEO of Westgate Resorts, the world's largest privately held timeshare company,and Robert Earl co-chairman of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will breakground today on a 50-story luxury vacatio....


Wisconsin Casino Options Extended - Friday 20th of January 2006

BELOIT, Wisconsin – As reported by the Beloit Daily News: "A year ago Beloit city officials hoped they had extended a purchasing option on land for a proposed casino for the last time."But another year has passed, and still the city awaits approva....


Rhode Island Casino Amendment Pushed - Friday 20th of January 2006

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – As reported by the Providence Journal: "Amid promises of 'property tax relief,' the Harrah's-Narragansett Indian casino backers are seeking to rewrite the state Constitution to allow a 'privately operated casino' and giv....


Cleveland Considers Slots for Racetracks - Friday 20th of January 2006

CLEVELAND, Ohio – As reported by the WKYC-TV News: " Will there be slot machines at racetracks and 'slots only casinos' in Downtown Cleveland?"Those ideas are at the heart of a gambling plan track owners and developers may try to get in front of O....


WPT Boot Camp 2006: Poker Fantasy Camp Coming to a City Near You - Friday 20th of January 2006

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida Are you the kind of poker player who plops down at a table, crosses your fingers for luck and lets the chips fall where they may? With that kind of attitude you might as well be playing roulette, or maybe just handing you....


Great Two-Way Action on NFL Conference Finals This Weekend - Thursday 19th of January 2006

MIAMI, Florida While the Seahawks are a popular favorite – this weekend in the Conference Finals and then all the way to the Super Bowl – many smart punters are taking a second look at the Panthers. For the underdog Carolina, this week's odd....


Isle of Capri Expands Kansas City Property - Thursday 19th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) today announced plans for an $85 million expansion project at the company's Kansas City, Mo. property.The expansion project will improve guest traffic patterns and renovate existin....


GWIN CEO to Host New Show - Thursday 19th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS GWIN Inc. (OTCBB: GWNI) Chairman & CEO Wayne Allyn Root announced today that his new TV series "King of Vegas" will debut on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. EST/PST on Spike TV. Root serves as co-creator, co-executive producer, and co-host ....


Court Victory Brings West Michigan Casino One Step Closer - Thursday 19th of January 2006

Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs that will allow the agency to take land into trust for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (the "Tribe")....


Banks Optimistic About Asian Casino Boom - Thursday 19th of January 2006

HONG KONG – As reported by Bloomberg: "Michael Malone, the head of Bank of America's gambling finance unit, first visited Macao on a Wednesday afternoon in April as horizontal rain pelted the city. "…Within three weeks of returning to the Unite....


Student Wins Seat at WSOP - Thursday 19th of January 2006

In November, Jeremy led his Harvard poker teammates to victory in "The Tournament" between Harvard and Yale University student poker teams. Yesterday, Jeremy parlayed his November performance into a free trip to the World Series of Poker and an e....


City Club Casino Runs 'Age Pays' Bonus - Thursday 19th of January 2006

This weekend at City Club Casino, you'll wish you were 100 years old because, like fine wines, our bonuses get better with age. From Friday, January 20th, through Sunday, January 22nd, City Club Casino, an online gaming site known for its unparal....


Mega Millions Grows to $31 Million - Thursday 19th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot in Mega Millions isgrowing and there is no shortage of winners! A total of 339,551 ticketsfrom coast to coast won prizes in the Tuesday, January 17, 2006 drawing. Thatincludes four tickets that only missed the Meg....


Station Casino Recognized by Fortune Magazine - Thursday 19th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Station Casinos, Inc. ("Station" or the "Company"; NYSE: STN) has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of its "100 Best Companies to Work for 2006," and is the only Nevada-based company or gaming corporation to be selected for thi....


Louisiana Gambling Numbers Up - Thursday 19th of January 2006

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – As reported by the Daily Advertiser: "Gamblers have been flocking to Louisiana's riverboats, losing 42 percent more in December than they did in the same month a year ago. "Even with three riverboats and the New Orleans la....


Great Canadian Casinos Pays City $1.7 Million - Thursday 19th of January 2006

COQUITLAM, British Columbia – As reported by the Tri-City News: "Coquitlam hit the jackpot this week with a $1.7-million pay-out courtesy of Great Canadian Casino. "The city's windfall for last year's fourth quarter at the Boulevard Casino, locate....


Gary Loveman Named Gaming & Lodging Industry's Top CEO - Thursday 19th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Gary Loveman, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) was named "Best CEO" in the gaming and lodging industry by Institutional Investor magazine. Loveman has received the award every ye....


New Brunswick Groups Want Poker Tournaments - Thursday 19th of January 2006

NEW BRUNSWICK – As reported by the CBC News: "Non-profit groups in New Brunswick are asking the province to legalize charitable poker tournaments. "Unregulated gambling is a criminal offence, but poker players don't have any trouble finding a game....


World Poker Tour Game for PSP Ready for Spring - Thursday 19th of January 2006

NEW YORK 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that World Poker Tour(R) (WPT) for the PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system is slated for release this spring. World Poker Tour for P....


Celebrities to Host Hollywood Poker Tournament - Thursday 19th of January 2006

HOLLYWOOD, California – Hollywood Poker has announced that it will be hosting a weeklycelebrity tournament on its website, which will have a different celebrityguest host each week. Former NY Mets and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star LennyDykstra....


Alabama Casino Plans Unclear - Thursday 19th of January 2006

ALABAMA – As reported by the Fort-Payne Times Journal: "It's unclear whether or not Fort Payne residents should hedge their bets on the prospect of legalized gambling soon coming to the city. "Keetoowah Vice-Chief Charles Locust said last week th....


Inquiry Recommends Pokie Review - Thursday 19th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Advertiser: "An inquiry into gaming machine entitlements has recommended a review of capped pokie prices."The Independent Gambling Authority inquiry, released yesterday, also recommended the application fee over the ....


Gambling Overshadows Illinois Projects - Thursday 19th of January 2006

ILLINOIS – As reported by the Illinois Journal Standard: "Earlier this month, Gov. Rod Blagojevich visited Rockford to tout a $3 billion construction program that included money for popular, big-ticket initiatives that have languished for years, ....


Pennsylvania Township Can Win Big on Slots - Thursday 19th of January 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Tiny Wharton Township, with 4,100 residents, figures to make a killing if slot machines come to this Fayette County community. "Nestled among two-lane roads in the rolling Laurel Mounta....


Suncoast, Local Government Locked in Battle - Thursday 19th of January 2006

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the Mercury: "Suncoast Casino and the eThekwini Municipality are locked in a legal battle about plans by the casino to cut back on promised investment on its prime Durban beachfront site by more than R115-million."The....


Singapore Officials: No Changes to Casino Requirements - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by the Dow Jones: "Singapore Tuesday rejected suggestions that it had imposed new requirements on parties vying to build and operate the city-state's first casino resort, saying the terms haven't changed since the launch of....


Teacher Wins on Belle Rock Online Casino - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

GIBRALTAR – Heidi B., a teacher from Ohio, is thelatest in a string of instant millionaires to meet Lady Luck at one of BelleRock Entertainment's online casinos. Her fortunes changed forever on Saturday14 January when she won the $1,216,556.76 K....


Kelley Technologies, Simplikate Systems Sign Deal - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

IRVINE, California – Network InstallationCorp. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWKI), today announced that its wholly ownedsubsidiary Kelley Technologies has acquired the worldwide distribution rightswithin the hotel and casino market, to techcierge(TM) sm....


Scientific Games, Illinois Lottery Sign 3-Year Contract - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

NEW YORK Scientific Games Corporation(Nasdaq: SGMS) signed a three year contract with the Illinois Lottery for thesupply of instant ticket games and related services. The contract took effectDecember 29, 2005, is valued at $19.5 million over the ....


Phil Ivey Named Player of the Year - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

ATLANTA, Georgia – Bluff Magazine America's leading poker magazine, announced today that Phil Ivey is the 2005Bluff Magazine Poker Player of the Year. Ivey is considered by pros and fans alike as one of the best professionalpoker players in t....


Columnist Jeff Simpson: Shedding Some Light on Strip Club's Strip Connections - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

by Jeff SimpsonOur Parters at the Las Vegas SunNevada's Gaming Control Board is investigating the activities in Las Vegas casino resort nightclubs including Light at Bellagio, one of the Strip's top two resorts.The board has already met with casino....


Boomtown Promotes New GM - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

RENO, Nevada – As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "Ron Jennings has been promoted to manager of gaming operations for Boomtown Casino and Hotel Reno."Jennings will oversee daily operations of Boomtown's 1,100 slot and video poker machines, a....


Betfair Wins Australian License - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australia Age: "Australia's first internet betting exchange will open for business next month but much of the racing industry is already betting it will lose."Betfair - a wagering facility that allows members to back....


32Red Poker Master Crowned and a Local Charity Benefits - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

LONDON, UK Hot on the heels of sending Stuart Rutter to the exclusive Monte Carlo Millions, the UK's favourite Poker Room, 32Red Poker has this week crowned its Poker Master for 2005. As the climax to a year-long series of tournaments, the 32Red ....


Slots to Boost Pennsylvania Coffers by Billions - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

PITTSBURGH – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Legalized slot machines may still be a year away in Pennsylvania, but many local gamblers are already players. "Slot machines, poker, sports betting and other casino-style games are just ....


New Online Poker Room TouchStone Poker Offers Players an Untouchable Experience - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

LONDON, UK New online poker room, TouchStone Poker launched today offering first time customers an immediate Welcome Bonus of up to 100% of their purchased chips value, PLUS a free Tournament Pass as part of its introductory celebrations. Owned b....


Casino Robber Gets 2o Year Sentence - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

GREAT FALLS, Montana – As reported by the Billings Gazette: "A man who pleaded guilty to robbing the Emerald City Casino last year was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with five years suspended. "Timothy Anderson Jr., 25, was arrested in Arizona a....


California Tribal Casino Opens Marketing Office - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "It already provides chartered helicopters, complimentary hotel suites and a posh, secluded gambling parlor for super-high rollers. "Now, in what is described as a first for any California-b....


Supermodel and Poker Enthusiast Launches her Own Online Poker Room - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

LONDON, UK Top supermodel and poker enthusiast, Cindy Margolis, launched her own official poker room today. Cindy's Poker Room is set to take the online gaming world by storm. Developed in partnership with Mercury Sports N.V. and powered by lead....


Betfair Stays Away from Tasmanian Scandal - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: "UK betting exchange operator Betfair has always attracted success and controversy in equal measure. So the latest storm over Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon's luxurious stay at Crown Casino, own....


Mexico's Casino Put Pressure on Texas - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – As reported by the San Antonio Express-News: "High-pitched rings, spinning lights and the overlapping rise and fall of electronic tones marked the video slot machine room at Juega y Juega. "In an adjoining room of the casino....


Britian Holds Global Online Gaming Talks - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

LONDON – As reported by Reuters: "Britain plans to hold global online gaming talks this year to seek support for its move to regulate the fast growing industry and help protect children from gaining access to the businesses' Web sites."The push fo....


Barden Moves Closer to $1 Billion Goal - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

DETROIT—As reported by Crain's Detroit Business News: "Two years ago, Detroit entrepreneur Don Barden predicted that his companies would generate $1 billion in annual revenue in five years. "Barden Cos. logged $372 million in 2004, and he estimate....


Rhode Island Governor Responds to Casino Proposal - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – As reported by the Pawtucket Times: "Gov. Donald Carcieri vowed Thursday that he will 'fight tooth and nail' against a proposal to amend the constitution to allow a privately run Narragansett Indian casino in West Warwic....


Singapore Casino Control Bill Introduced - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by ChannelNewsAsia: "Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng introduced the Casino Control Bill on Monday. "It spells out a legal framework to regulate the gaming operations as well as measures to keep....


U.S. Congress and Internet Gambling: More Tilting at Windmills - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

VANCOUVER, Canada The new year will bring more of the same as opponents of Internet gambling in the U.S. Congress prepare another round in their quixotic campaign to block this growing industry. Conjuring all the scare terminology of previous att....


Singapore Casino Battle Still Intense - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by the Malaysian Business Times: "Three Las Vegas giants and a Malaysian gaming firm are left in a high-stakes battle to build Singapore's first casino after rivals from Australia, South Africa, the Bahamas and Hong Kong pu....


Good Weather Aids Casino Construction - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

OELRICHS, South Dakota – As reported by the Rapid City Journal: "The recent balmy weather has helped construction crews compensate for delays in the Oglala Sioux Tribe's casino expansion project on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. "With recent tempe....


City Developments Withdraws Singapore Bid - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by Reuters: "City Developments Ltd., Southeast Asia's second-largest property group, said on Monday it has withdrawn from a joint bid with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to build Singapore's first casino resort."The announcement com....


Ameristar Casinos Redeems Notes - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Ameristar Casinos, Inc.(Nasdaq: ASCA) today announced that it has called for redemption all$380 million outstanding principal amount of its 10-3/4% Senior SubordinatedNotes due 2009. The notes will be redeemed on February 15, 2006 a....


Zone4Play Adds New Board Member - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

WILMINGTON, Delaware –- Zone4Play,Inc. ("Zone4Play" or the "Company") (OTCBB: ZFPI), a developer of interactivesoftware and technology for the betting and gaming industry, announced todaythe joining of Mr. Adiv Baruch to its Board of Directors. ....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $87 Million - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues to moveupward! Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday, three luckyplayers in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee each won $1 million with PowerPlay. A total of 548,653 players acro....


Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $23 Million - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The Friday, January 13, 2006 MegaMillions drawing really brought out the winners! A total of 369,187 ticketsfrom coast to coast won Mega Millions prizes, including four tickets that eachwon $250,000. However, no ticket matched ....


Scots Win Paddy Power Poker Event - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – A team of poker players from Scotland has won the first paddypowerpoker.com Grand Slam, held at the Star City Casino, Birmingham on 11 and 12 January 2006.The event which attracted teams from England, Republic of Ireland, Scotlan....


Student Wins Big on CelebPoker.com - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

MASSACHUSETTS – There is not much happening besides class, parties and part time jobs for college students in Massachusetts. As the second semester is coming to a start and the New Year's Eve has passed the students on UMASS campus have all retu....


Rehab Lotteries Bets on Online Bingo - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

Roscommon, IRELAND – Rehab Lotteries is bidding to break into the €150 million global online bingo business in an effort to raise funds to develop vital new services for people with disabilities in County Roscommon.Ireland's first online bing....


TruePoker.com Offers Seat at WSOP - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

COSTA RICA – The world's most realistic, live, 3D online poker website TruePoker.com is running a series of free tournaments to win a seat at the WSOP 2006 in Las Vegas. TruePoker.com has turned the dream of becoming the next Poker Millionaire....


Isle of Capri Casinos Names CFO - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) officials announced today that Donn Mitchell has been named chief financial officer. In this role Mitchell's responsibilities include overseeing the financial operations of the com....


Jackpot! Duo Slams Media Poker Games - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

TUNICA RESORTS — Jackpot! Magazine took home the top prize in both the World Series of Poker Media Tournament at Grand Casino Resort and the WPT World Poker Open Media Tournament at Gold Strike this month.Sunday, Jan. 8, Jackpot! Senior Consulting....


UK sets up summit on online gambling - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

The UK is to host the firstinternational summit on online gaming this year amid growing ministerial concern about the need to protect children and the industrys potential for criminal infiltration by rogue operators. ADVERTISEMENT The UK last yea....


Casino denies entry to guide dog - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

Pam is Lisa Benschs eyes. The golden retriever has been at Benschs side throughout the length and breadth of the country. She has flown in planes, been to posh restaurants and attended lectures with her. But on Sunday night, Bensch claimed that "her ....


Gang robs Newcastle casino - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

Fifteen armed men robbed the Monte Visto Casino in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, of an undisclosed amount of cash on Sunday, said police.The gang overpowered a security guard and forced its way into the casino, said Superintendent Buhle Ngidi."They jumpe....


Mexicos casinos up the ante for Texas - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

High-pitched rings, spinning lights and the overlapping rise and fall of electronic tones marked the video slot machine room at Juega y Juega. advertisement In an adjoining room of the casino in this border town, Mexican men smoked cigars and d....


Betfair licence prompts racing boycott fears - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

Tasmanian Racing Minister Jim Cox is standing by his Governments decision to licence Betfair despite growing concerns the state could be the target of an international racing boycott.The Tasmanian Gaming Commission this morning granted Betfair a gami....


Rolling the dice on slots jobs - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

For those hoping for licenses to build two slot parlors in Philadelphia, its a game of wait and see. For those hoping to train their work force, its time to jockey for position. The arrival of the parlors could bring as many as 1,500 jobs in gaming o....


Crucible event gets new sponsor - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

The World Snooker Championship will be sponsored by online casino 888.com for the next five years after signing a multi-million pound agreement. Embassys sponsorship ended last year due to a ban on tobacco advertising. Sir Rodney Walker, chairman of ....


Betfair distances itself from casino row - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

UK BETTING exchange operator Betfair has always attracted success and controversy in equal measure. So the latest storm over Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennons luxurious stay at Crown Casino, owned by Betfairs business partner Publishing & Broadcasting, ....


Casinos get a pass on smoking ban - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

Vince Rennich and Alan Angeloni represent the unlucky losers in New Jerseys battle to ban smoking indoors. Rennich, 47, a table games supervisor at a casino, has lung cancer he blames on 25 years of inhaling secondhand smoke in a workplace he calls ....


Electronic warnings on VLTs dont change gambling behaviour:Alta report - Tuesday 17th of January 2006

The first scientific study on electronic warnings built into video lottery terminals to help people control their gambling indicates the features are having limited success at best. "The science of this suggests that there isnt really much evidence t....


Gaming group up for sale - Monday 16th of January 2006

LEISURE LINK, once part of the old Bass leisure conglomerate, has put itself up for sale for more than £200m. The group, which provides entertainment and gaming machines for pubs and betting shops, is likely to attract interest from trade bidders an....


Liberty Belle To Close - Monday 16th of January 2006

A Reno landmark for nearly half a century -the Liberty Belle restaurant - plans to close forever, perhaps asearly as this spring.The restaurant adjacent to the Reno-Sparks Convention Centerfaces huge restoration costs to upgrade electricity and plumb....


Boardwalk workers still searching for work - Monday 16th of January 2006

The story isnt over for many employees at the Boardwalk, which closed its doors Monday after more than 40 years -- more than 12 of them with its given name and carnival theme. Of its roughly 700 employees, just over 300 people have begun work or have....


Casino sues insurers for Katrina flood cover - Monday 16th of January 2006

The owner of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is suing two of its 10 property insurers for refusing to pay their parts of an estimated $175 million in damages from Hurricane Katrina under policies that went into effect two weeks before the storm h....


Government perplexed by Internet gambling - Monday 16th of January 2006

When a television poker tournament caught his attention, Jim Biss logged onto the Internet and found a site that offered free poker games. Three months later, he was playing for money. "Its completely different when you play for real money," said Bis....


Cypriots pouring millions into casinos around the world - Monday 16th of January 2006

FIGURES from credit card clearing agency JCC show that Cypriots are huge spenders in casinos across the world, with the biggest recipients being the UK and Turkey (through the occupied areas).According to the research, which was conducted by JCC, Cyp....


€450m casinos takeover: BoI-funded French venture - Monday 16th of January 2006

Bank of Ireland has funded the €450 million takeover of one of Frances biggest casino chains.The bank backed a consortium that completed the acquisition of Moliflor Loisirs late last year.The company operates 20 casinos in France, including one in ....


Cosmopolitan Offers it All - Sunday 15th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS At the center of the famous Las Vegas Strip rises the Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, a $2 billon stunning architectural statement with panoramic views of Bellagio, the Eiffel Tower, Mandalay Bay, and the majestic Red Rock Canyon.As Las ....


Shuffle Master, GSN Team Up - Sunday 15th of January 2006

PASADENA, California – GSN has partnered with gamingcompany Shuffle Master Inc. to air the finals of the first ever Three CardPoker National Championship Tournament. The special, hosted by Mark L.Walberg ("Temptation Island," and "Russian Roule....


Maine Racino Bill Clears Hurdle - Sunday 15th of January 2006

AUGUSTA, Maine – As reported by the Bangor Daily: "Members of the Maine House of Representatives opened the door for new tribal racino legislation Thursday but additional votes are needed in the Senate, where the outcome remains uncertain."The Hou....


Colorado Poker Charges Dropped - Sunday 15th of January 2006

COLORADO – As reported by the Colorado Gazette: "Charges against the last three card players cited in a 2005 Palmer Lake gambling raid were dropped Thursday, closing a case that focused statewide attention on the legality of poker games in bars a....


Poker Champ is Marked Man - Saturday 14th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australian: "Joe Hachem is a marked man."Since the 39-year-old former chiropractor won the main event at the World Series of Poker last July, everyone wants to take him down. "'It's like having a bullseye on your bac....


San Manuel Bonds Rating Upgraded - Saturday 14th of January 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the California Press-Enterprise: "New York bond-rating service released a glowing financial report Thursday on the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which sold $265 million in bonds in late 2004 to help pay for its new ....


Las Vegas Sands Offers Workshops - Saturday 14th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp., the company that plans to redevelop the former site of Bethlehem Steel into an entertainment, shopping and historical destination, is reaching out to the local community with workshops on February 6 and Februar....


Pokagon Band Celebrate Legal Victory - Saturday 14th of January 2006

NEW BUFFALO, Michigan – As reported by the Indian Country Today: "The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated a sweet victory Jan. 6, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia tossed out a lawsuit that has delayed the tribe....


Gala Buys Up Rival Chain - Saturday 14th of January 2006

SCOTLAND – As reported by the UK Evening Times: "Scottish bingo empire has been taken over by its main rival in a £64million deal. "The County Bingo chain - which runs 10 halls, mostly in west Scotland - has been sold to Gala. "The deal boosts Ga....


Report Boosts Manchester Bid - Saturday 14th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Stage: "UK's only regional casino has been boosted by a new £50,000 report, alleging that it remains the only viable alternative to a venue in London."The conclusions of the document, which was commissioned by ....


Tacoma Casino Ban Petition Faces November Vote - Saturday 14th of January 2006

TACOMA, Washington – As reported by the Tacoma News Tribune: "The Tacoma City Council is not required by law to call a March special election to decide the fate of the city's minicasinos, a state Appeals Court commissioner ruled Thursday. "As a re....


Delaware May Expand Gambling - Saturday 14th of January 2006

DOVER, Delaware – As reported by the Delaware State News: "Delaware's three gambling parlors will stay open nearly nonstop and feature more slot machines under a proposal Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, legislators and casino officials announced Thursday."I....


Macao Illegal Casino Busted - Saturday 14th of January 2006

MACAO – As reported by the China People's Daily: "The Public Prosecution planned to charge 11 suspects allegedly to be involved in the operation of a clandestine casino, local media reported Friday. "…The 10 mainlanders and one local resident pu....


Woman Claims Final $1 Million Lottery Raffle Prize - Saturday 14th of January 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – A business owner fromLittlestown, Adams County, is the fourth and final winner of $1 million fromthe Pennsylvania Lottery's first-ever New Year's Eve Millionaire Raffle game. Lottery officials presented Terri Neider....


Harrah's Names Commissioner of World Series of Poker - Saturday 14th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) today announced that Jeffrey Pollack, vice president of sports and entertainment marketing for subsidiary Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., is taking on the added role of commissioner of the W....


Harrah's Adds $50,000 Buy-In to WSOP - Saturday 14th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – A new, $50,000 buy-in HORSE contest has been added to the tournament schedule for the 2006 World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino.The addition of the high buy-in contest a combination of no-limit hold'em, Omaha, ....


MGM Mirage President Receives Award - Saturday 14th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Lorenzo Creighton, Presidentand Chief Operating Officer of MGM Mirage's New York-New York Hotel & Casino,has been named recipient of the prestigious Trumpet Award for hiscontributions in business. Creighton is the first and only Afr....


Confusion Over Video Lottery Machines - Saturday 14th of January 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Iowans are asking state casino regulators why they are permitting slot machines in taverns and grocery stores, not realizing the gambling devices are actually Iowa Lottery games."Jack Ketterer, admin....


Illinois Governor's Plans Met with Skepticism - Saturday 14th of January 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – As reported by the South Illinoisan: "Lawmakers expressed surprise and skepticism Wednesday about Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan to bankroll a $500 million school construction program with proceeds from a new lottery game."On ....


Judge Clears Florida Casino Boat Sale - Saturday 14th of January 2006

TAMPA, Florida – As reported by the St. Petersburg Times: "A bankruptcy judge cleared the way Wednesday for a California investment group to buy the Ocean Jewel of St. Petersburg and refurbish the ship to resume offshore gambling."Attorneys for de....


Guam Casino Battles Goes to Court - Friday 13th of January 2006

GUAM – As reported by the Guam Pacific Daily News: "The legal battle over casino gambling on Guam continues today in the Superior Court of Guam, where supporters of legalized casinos will push to have the 2004 election results thrown out and anoth....


Casino Scandal Could Affect Election - Friday 13th of January 2006

TASMANIA – As reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: "At least one senior Labor MP expects the controversy surrounding the Tasmanian Premier to cause problems for the party in the lead-up to the state election."Paul Lennon is stand....


California Tribal Casino Breaks Ground - Friday 13th of January 2006

LA POSTA INDIAN RESERVATION, California – As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune: "It will be one of the smallest casinos in San Diego County. But for the tiny La Posta Indian band, yesterday's groundbreaking was a huge milestone. "'It's very....


Money Centers of America Offers Software Solution - Friday 13th of January 2006

PALM SPRINGS, California – At the Western Indian Gaming Conference today, Money Centers ofAmerica (OTC Bulletin Board: MCAM) introduced OnSwitch, a turnkey softwaresolution that lets casino operators insource cash access operations such asATM, c....


Powerball Jackpot Hits $76 Million - Friday 13th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot in America's favoritelottery game continues to get bigger and bigger. Even though the grand prizewas not awarded Wednesday evening, 423,615 players across the nation won atotal of more than $4.2 million in prizes. ....


Scientific Games Signs New Mexico Contract - Friday 13th of January 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific Games(Nasdaq: SGMS) signed an eight year contract with the New Mexico GamingControl Board for the AEGIS-Video(TM) system to monitor and control thestate's gaming machines. The contract commenced on December 28, 2005 and isv....


Century Casinos Completes Alberta Deal - Friday 13th of January 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; Vienna Stock Exchange) announced today that the Company has completed the previously announced purchase of the 43.6% interest in Century Resorts Alberta, Inc. ("CRA") that was own....


Guard Wounded, Suspect Sought After Robbery At Las Vegas Casino - Friday 13th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by the Associated Press: "An armed robber dressed in a baseball cap and a wig shot a security guard and dropped money as he ran from an off-Strip casino before dawn Tuesday, police said. "It wasn't immediately clear if....


Casino Alcohol Debate Galvanizes Tribe - Friday 13th of January 2006

NORTH CAROLINA – As reported by the Smoky Mountain Casino: "A debate over whether to sell alcohol at Harrah's Cherokee Casino has pitted conservative tribal members against the economic interests of the casino, which generates revenue for the East....


Hellenic Casino Sells Stake - Friday 13th of January 2006

ATHENS – As reported by Reuters: "Hellenic Casinos Co. said on Monday it agreed to sell a 51.57 percent stake in Greek casino operator Hyatt Regency to funds advised by private equity group BC Partners at 11.0 euros a share."It said the sale would....


Arizona Casino Proposal Presented - Friday 13th of January 2006

NATCHEZ, Arizona – As reported by the Natchez Democrat: "Expect a Miracle Inc. is proposing a $7 million casino for the Roth Hill riverfront site — not counting millions more in land-based development."That's according to a copy of the company's....


Stardust To Close In 2006 - Friday 13th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by Hawaii Channel: "The year 2006 will most likely be the last for Vegas visitors to grab a piece of Stardust."The Stardust Hotel and Casino, in business since 1958, will close later this year and be torn down in 2007 ....


Pittsburgh Slot Funded Arena Plan Find Support - Friday 13th of January 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "The Penguins picked up support today from 18 local lawmakers for the team's Pittsburgh First proposal to build an arena and redevelop the Lower Hill District with money from....


List of Casino Hopefuls Released - Friday 13th of January 2006

PENNSYLVANIA As reported by the Evening Sun: "The field is set in the race for Pennsylvania slots licenses, and a proposed Gettysburg-area casino will be competing with seven other plans for stand-alone slots parlors. "The state Gaming Control Boar....


Atlantic City Casino Revenue Tops $5 Billion - Friday 13th of January 2006

LOS ANGELES, California – As reported by Reuters: "Atlantic City casino gambling revenue rose 7.3 percent in December, sending the 2005 total over the $5 billion mark for the first time, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission said on Tuesday."An....


Charges Expected in Betting Raid - Friday 13th of January 2006

APPLETON, Wisconsin – As reported by the Appleton Post-Crescent: "Charges are expected soon in a nearly yearlong gambling investigation involving a $100,000 Super Bowl betting pool."Outagamie County Dist. Atty. Carrie Schneider said Tuesday she is....


Harrah's Plans Two Biloxi Casinos - Friday 13th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Harrah's Entertainment, the world's largest gambling company, will invest more than $1 billion to build two casinos in Biloxi, said Mayor A.J. Holloway, who expects the city's economy to....


Video Gambling Proposal Misses Deadline - Friday 13th of January 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: "Fort Wayne Democratic Rep. Win Moses Jr. decided not to file legislation Tuesday that would have legalized some video gambling in the state, passing up a legislative deadline for this sessi....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $15 Million - Friday 13th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot is growing once againin Mega Millions. Less than a week after a ticket sold in Norwalk, Ohio wonan estimated $15 million jackpot, Mega Millions excitement is building. Atotal of 346,645 tickets from coast to coast w....


Pennsylvania Lottery Awards Two More Million Dollar Prizes - Friday 13th of January 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Lottery hasvalidated two more top-prize tickets from its first-ever New Year's EveMillionaire Raffle game. Rita Seaman of Pittsburgh and Joseph Muglie of Sewell, NJ, each won$1 million in the drawing. ....


Free Online Bingo Arrives in the UK - Friday 13th of January 2006

UK The UK's first free-to-play 90 ball online bingo game has officially been launched this week. FreeBingo (http://www.freebingo.co.uk) offers the chance for bingo players to play the same game that they play in bingo clubs up and down the count....


FastWin Casino Jackpots Total $2.5 Million - Thursday 12th of January 2006

High payout percentages are not the only things that are through the roof at FastWin Casino, they also payout over $2,200 in bonuses, and their progressive jackpots are currently totaling almost $2.5 million."Winning fast is what it's all about." ....


Commerce Casino Hosts L.A. Poker Classic Championship - Thursday 12th of January 2006

COMMERCE, California Commerce Casino is poker-central in January and February. Whether you are a veteran poker player, a newcomer wanting to test your wings or a woman who'd like to experience poker in the company of other women players-Commerce ....


Ellis Park VP, GM Named - Thursday 12th of January 2006

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Churchill Downs (Nasdaq: CHDN) has announced that Brian Elmore, who has served for the past 10 years in important capacities at Churchill Downs Incorporated's ("CDI") Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind., has been appointed vice....


St. Louis Casinos Post Positive Results - Thursday 12th of January 2006

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – As reported by the St. Louis Business Journal: "The six St. Louis area casinos overall posted positive results in December, the Missouri Gaming Commission and Illinois Gaming Board reported. "Harrah's St. Louis Casino and Ho....


Harrah's Establishes Player Advisory Council - Thursday 12th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) said today that six top poker professionals have agreed to join a new Players Advisory Council that will consult with company executives on wa....


Borgata's Powerprize Jackpot Pays Out Big - Thursday 12th of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – A month after its debut, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa's PowerPrize Jackpot and Players Card Bonus has paid out $1,346,624 in cash to 11 PowerPrize Jackpot winners and has awarded 5,342 My Borgata cardholders with $217....


Spears and Federline Get Cozy at Dad's Poker Party Launch - Thursday 12th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by San Francisco Gate: "Britney Spears and Kevin Federline showed a united front as they helped the pop star's dad launch his new computer program venture that helps wannabe poker promoters run their own card tournamen....


Casino Escape Debated - Thursday 12th of January 2006

TRENTON, New Jersey As reported by New Jersey.com: "By a 5 to 1 margin, the state Assembly voted Monday to approve Gov. Richard Codey's ban on public indoor smoking. "Dubbed the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, is aimed at protecting workers and othe....


CYOP Systems Signs Deal with Action Poker Gaming - Thursday 12th of January 2006

BEVERLY HILLS, California CYOP Systems International Inc. (OTCBB:CYOS), a provider of online gaming software and operator of games portals, is pleased to announce an executed agreement with Action Poker Gaming Inc. to license their online poker s....


WagerLogic Renews Contract with UKBetting - Thursday 12th of January 2006

TORONTO – WagerLogic Ltd., a subsidiary CryptoLogic Inc. (TSX:CRY) said Tuesday it had received a contract extension to provide Internet poker software to European firm Ukbetting PLC. Online sports content company Ukbetting (LSE:UKB) will contin....


Colma May Restore Unlimited Wagering - Thursday 12th of January 2006

COLMA, California – As reported by the San Francisco Examiner: "As a first step in its plan to restore unlimited wagering at the city's lone casino, the City Council will vote Wednesday on whether to hold a citywide election on the issue April 11.....


Lottomatica, GTECH Sign Deal - Thursday 12th of January 2006

WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island – Lottomatica S.p.A. (Milan: LTO), the exclusive license holderand operator of Italy's Lotto, one of the world's largest lotteries; DeAgostini S.p.A., a privately held Italian diversified industrial and financialhol....


Isle of Capri Casinos Elects Board Member - Thursday 12th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that Shaun R. Hayes, CEO of Missouri banking for National City Bank of the Midwest, has been elected as a member of the company's board of directors. This position ....


California Casino Lawsuit Settled - Thursday 12th of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Berkeley Planet: "The City of Richmond and the developers who hope to install a Las Vegas-style casino at Point Molate have reached a tentative settlement to a suit filed by environmentalists and supported by the st....


$2 billion Bet at Racino - Thursday 12th of January 2006

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York As reported by the Saratogian: "Bettors dropped more than $2 billion at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway's video gaming machines last year, twice as much as bet in 2004, officials there said Monday. "That means people have spe....


Dynamite Package of Games for Victor Chandler - Thursday 12th of January 2006

Victor Chandler is the latest bookmaker to take a suite of games from Dynamite Idea, the innovative fixed odds e-gaming developer. Dynamite Idea, in conjunction with gambling system provider Orbis, has launched a suite of six games on the Victor ....


Experts: Courts Will Take Buffalo Lawsuit Seriously - Thursday 12th of January 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by the Buffalo News: "Two key former members of Congress are siding with casino opponents who sued the federal government last week in hopes of preventing the Seneca Nation from opening a gambling hall in downtown Buff....


Identities of Resort Customers Stolen - Thursday 12th of January 2006

NASSAU, Bahamas – As reported by Reuters: "The identities of more than 50,000 customers of major Bahamas resort Atlantis have been exposed to possible identity fraud following the theft of personal information from the hotel, the owners said."Kerz....


Winning Hand: Student's €150,000 Poker Prize - Thursday 12th of January 2006

CORK, Ireland As reported by the Cork Examiner: "A business studies student from Mallow, Co Cork, yesterday scooped €150,000, the biggest prize at a €1,000 freeze-out three-day poker tournament in Dublin. "UCC student Kieran Walsh from Ironmine....


Tasmanian Premier in Casino Scandal - Thursday 12th of January 2006

TASMANIA – As reported by the Australia Advertiser: "Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon enjoyed thousands of dollars' worth of free hospitality at the Packer family's Crown Casino in Melbourne last November, days before handing a $700 million internet ....


Edinburgh Hotel Bets on Casino - Thursday 12th of January 2006

EDINBURGH, Scotland – As reported by the Scotsman: "A major city centre hotel has revealed plans to take advantage of a relaxation in gambling laws by creating an on-site casino. "The four-star Thistle Hotel in the St James Centre is set to create....


Pennsylvania Lottery Holds Drawing at Farm Show - Thursday 12th of January 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – Amidst square dancers and hundredsof onlookers, the Pennsylvania Lottery tonight held its live, 7 p.m. drawingat the 90th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show. The Lottery drawing took place tonight in the large arena of t....


Casino-Bound Seniors Hurt in Bus Crash - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

TORONTO, Ontario As reported by the Toronto Star: "A bus crash north of Toronto has injured dozens of people, including one seriously, the OPP say."The driver was badly hurt when he was ejected through the front windshield in the crash with a miniv....


Foxwoods Hires HRLogix - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

CONNECTICUT – HRLogix, a leading provider of Web-based, paperless hiring systems, announced that they will provide recruitingsolutions to Foxwoods Resort Casino. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot TribalNation, Foxwoods is the world's largest casi....


Pennsylvania Gaming Board Receives 25 Applicants - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Gaming ControlBoard today announced that it has received 25 application submissions forlicenses to operate gaming facilities in the Commonwealth. "This is an historic day for gaming in Pennsylvania,....


Monarch Casino Ceases Efforts to Purchase Fitzgeralds Reno - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

RENO, Nevada – Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRI), owner of the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, announced today that the United States Bankruptcy Court denied its newly acquired subsidiary's requested release to extend the clo....


Gary Loveman Speaks at Conference - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS Gary Loveman, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) will speak Monday, January 9, at the Citigroup 16th Annual Global Entertainment, Media & Telecommunications Conference in Phoenix.Ha....


Australian Group Wants Pokie Cap Scrapped - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Herald Sun: "Victorian publicans want to see pokies in every pub. The Australian Hotel Association believes caps on poker machine numbers should be scrapped, allowing every hotel access to gaming revenue. "The AHA's ....


Florida Casino Boat on Auction Block - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the St. Petersburg Times: "It might be time to say bon voyage to the star-crossed Ocean Jewel. "Representatives of bankrupt Titan Cruise Lines will take bids this morning on the 450-foot gambling ship. They hope to present....


South African Gambling Tax Revenue Up - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the When South African gamblers sit down to play the sure-fire winner is neither the punter nor necessarily the house. It is the government."This has emerged with the disclosure that the gaming industry paid R1,7-bill....


Hotline to Assist Problem Gamblers Launches - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

SINGAPORE As reported by Channel News Asia: "More help will be available for problem gamblers from Saturday, January 14, with the launch of a hotline and public forum. "The Thye Kwan Moral Society's new hotline 1800-X-GAMBLE (1800-9-426253) will pr....


Iowa Governor May Stop Video Lottery Expansion - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Gov. Tom Vilsack is considering a halt to the Iowa Lottery's rapid expansion of video gambling machines that closely resemble casino slot machines, a governor's spokeswoman said Friday."Iowa lawmaker....


South Carolina Courts to Hear Appeal - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

SOUTH CAROLINA – As reported by the Myrtle Beach Sun News: "The state Supreme Court will hear Georgetown County's appeal of a lower-court ruling that said the county could not ban casino boats."The appeal comes even though the state passed a law l....


Macau ... is the New Las Vegas - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

MACAU As reported by the (UK) Observer: "It's flashy, rich and decked with neon, and only the lack of Elvis impersonators gives away the fact it isn't the real thing. Macau is the new Las Vegas."...Eighty-five per cent of the high rollers who play....


Officials: L'Auberge du Lac Doing Well - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

LOUISIANA – As reported by the the Advocate: "Casino resort goers have another great reason to stay in Louisiana. "On May 26, L'Auberge du Lac, Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.'s $365 million casino resort, opened its doors in Lake Charles."Casino offi....


Arizona Casino Expands - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

WEST VALLEY – As reported by the Arizona Republic: " Gila River Casinos has broken ground on an $8 million expansion of its Vee Quiva Casino. The expansion will add up to 11,000 square feet and about 300 new parking spaces."The casino, operated by....


Chips Are Down: Jailed High-Roller Warns of Casino Risk - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA As reported by the Sunday Times: "Crown Casino's biggest gambler was blowing more than $10 million a visit before being jailed for 42 years. "High-flying Singapore executive Chia Teck Leng has detailed staggering losses at the Melbourne c....


Casino Rejected for Malaysian Resort - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

PENANG, Malaysia – As reported by the Malaysia Star: "The state is sticking by its original plan to develop Pulau Jerejak as an eco-tourism destination and with no casino in mind. "State Tourism Development and Environment Committee chairman Teng....


Seneca Casino Looks for Designers - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "A handpicked group of seven architectural firms has been invited to submit proposals to design the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo. "The Seneca Nation of Indians sent out a 13-p....


River Belle Online Poker Launch - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

GIBRALTAR – River Belle, one of the most recognizedand trusted online entertainment brands in the world, today launched RiverBelle Online Poker. Leveraging River Belle Online Casino, the new andinnovative online poker room delivers unique featur....


2005 a Winner for Irish Horse Racing - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

IRELAND As reported by RTE News: "Attendances at Irish racecourses reached a new all time high in 2005. Horse Racing Ireland says that attendances last year reached 1.43 million, with a buoyant second half of the year contributing most of the growt....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $65 Million - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues to grow.No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 441,617 players across the nation won atotal of more than $3.9 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers ....


Ohio Ticket Wins Mega Millions Jackpot - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

OHIO – The Friday, January 6th MegaMillions drawing created excitement from coast to coast! But someone inNorwalk, Ohio will begin this New Year with a $15 million prize! One ticketsuccessfully matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win ....


California Study Released at Conference - Wednesday 11th of January 2006

SACRAMENTO, California – The first state-wide study ofthe social and economic impacts of tribal government gaming within Californiawill be released at a 1:30 p.m. press briefing January, 11 at the WesternIndian Gaming Conference in Palm Springs.....


Blackjack Pros Out for Tournament - Tuesday 10th of January 2006

COLORADO – World renowned blackjack tournament pros were out in full force during the second tournament of the World Series of Blackjack held at the Ute Mountain Casino- Hotel & Resort January 6th and 7th in Towoac, Colorado. In a crowd of prof....


Online Mac Poker Tournaments' Popularity Rises - Monday 9th of January 2006

Mac users are excited about finally being able to play online poker tournaments, thanks to MacPokerOnline.com. The poker software is free, and requires no downloading or installing. All the Macintosh compatible poker games work right in the user'....


Riley Books Sponsors Scott Neuman for WPT - Monday 9th of January 2006

NEW JERSEY – Professional Poker Player Scott Neuman is proud to announce the sponsorship by Riley Books for Poker Player Scott Neuman to enter the World Poker Tour event at the Borgata Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, on Jan, 21st, 2006. Scott N....


MGM Grand Macau Reports Project Enhancements - Monday 9th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – MGM Grand Macau, a hotel-casino resort currently under construction in Macau S.A.R., today announced significant enhancements to the project and that it has secured $700 million in project financing from a consortium of leading finan....


Boyd Gaming Reports Quarterly Dividend - Monday 9th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.125 per share, payable on March 1, 2006 to shareholders of record on February 10, 2006.Headquartered in Las V....


Time Is Money in the Casino - Part 2 - Monday 9th of January 2006

If time is money at casino table games - and we saw last week that it is - it's doubly so on slot machines and video poker, where we play much faster.How much faster? A blackjack player at a full table plays about 50 hands an hour. On reel slots and....


Time Is Money in the Casino - Part 1 - Monday 9th of January 2006

Time is money, as much when visiting the casino as in the work world.And when we're deciding how to spend our time in the casinos, how much time it takes to play a hand or spin the reels is a factor to be weighed right along with the house edge.So l....


777 Gross Revenues Remain Strong - Monday 9th of January 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 777 Sports Entertainment Corp. (Pink Sheets:SVNP) is pleased to announce that gross revenues from all casino operations of 777betz.com for November 2005 remained consistent with increases evident in previous months, at $16 mi....


NIGA Responds to Abramoff's Guilty Plea - Sunday 8th of January 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) is issuing a formal statement regarding Jack Abramoff's guilty plea agreement on Federal charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and tax evasion. "It is indeed sad and very wrong th....


Texan Hits $6 Million Slot Jackpot - Sunday 8th of January 2006

BOSSIER CITY, Louisiana – While on a visit to his favoritegaming destination in the area, the Horseshoe Casino, a 54-year-oldBedford, TX man hit one of the largest slot jackpots in state history, nearly$6.1 million, while playing a popular $1 Wh....


Gov. Bush Pushes for Tribal Compact - Sunday 8th of January 2006

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Negotiations between the state and tribes over an expansion of Indian gaming rights will soon take on new urgency, Gov. Jeb Bush said."A day after signing a bill that allows Broward County's four pari-mutuel operators to in....


Senator: More Gambling Interests in Arkansas - Sunday 8th of January 2006

GRAVETTE, Arkansas – As reported by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette: "There may be more interest in gambling proposals in the state this year, state Sen. Kim Hendren, R-Gravette, said Tuesday. "A group has expressed interest in putting another gambl....


Overseas Gambling Popular Amongst Chinese - Sunday 8th of January 2006

HANGZHOU, China – As reported by the China Daily: "Overseas gambling has surged among rich entrepreneurs in East China, it has been claimed. "A report in Beijing Youth Daily said many businessmen from prosperous provinces such as Zhejiang and Jian....


Vietnam May Allow Soccer Betting - Sunday 8th of January 2006

VIETNAM – As reported by the Bangkok Post: "Vietnam is considering whether to set up a football book that would take legal bets, according to a report today by China's Xinhua news agency. Authorities now believe a soccer betting business would ear....


Harrah's Cherokee Casino Remains Dry - Sunday 8th of January 2006

CHEROKEE, North Carolina – As reported by the Asheville Citizen-Times: "Before a packed Council House, the Tribal Gaming Enterprise Board withdrew a request today to have a referendum on selling alcohol at Harrah's Cherokee Casino. "The controvers....


Pittsburgh Casino Proposals Face Opposition - Sunday 8th of January 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Two of the North Shore's largest stakeholders say a casino in their midst, whether beside PNC Park or near the Carnegie Science Center, could jeopardize possible development or expansion efforts."Representatives for Co....


Grand Forks May Vote on Casino Issue - Sunday 8th of January 2006

GRAND FORKS, North Dakota – As reported by the Grand Forks Herald: "Many Grand Forks City Council members agree that the city's support for a proposed Indian casino ought to go to a vote of the people."Such a vote is not expected any time soon, bu....


Port Huron's Casino Odds Slim - Sunday 8th of January 2006

MICHIGAN – As reported by the Port Huron Times Herald: "The odds of an Indian-owned casino being built in Port Huron are slim, those familiar with the issue said this week."Nearly five years after city voters approved a referendum on a gaming faci....


Manchester Super Casino Plans Back On - Saturday 7th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Manchester Evening News: "Manchester's plans for a 'super- casino' are back on track after a report supported its bid over one from Blackpool. "A £50,000 study commissioned by the city council has supported the....


Woman Claims $1 Million Lottery Raffle Prize - Saturday 7th of January 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – Marsa Albright of Martinsburg,Blair County is the first to claim a $1 million top prize from thePennsylvania Lottery's first-ever Millionaire Raffle game. The selection of four $1 million top-prize raffle tickets an....


Kiwi Casino Poker Offers Trip to New Zealand Poker Champs - Saturday 7th of January 2006

NEW ZEALAND – The winner of this exciting, televised event will walk away with a seat at the WSOP Main Event at Harrah's Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, along with the national title and NZ$60,000. "This is a great opportunity to win ....


Poker Domains on Auction Block - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – – The U.S. Gaming Exchange is auctioning off its entire portfolio of 1,633 domain names on eBay starting on Friday, January 6th. The auction ends on Monday January 16th. The enormous domain name portfolio consists entirely....


Pacific Poker Offers WSOP to Mac Users - Saturday 7th of January 2006

Online Macintosh poker room, Pacific Poker, has opened their World Series of Poker satellite tournaments to Mac poker players using the no download software at MacPacificPoker.com.Pacific Poker says they are one of the only Macintosh Texas Holdem ....


Pinnacle Offers Common Stock - Saturday 7th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced today that it intends to offer 6.0 million newly issued shares of its common stock under an effective shelf registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission....


UK Lottery Jackpot Goes Unclaimed - Saturday 7th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported the Doncaster Free Press News: "A ticket-holder who matched all six numbers on a July 6 draw entry bought in the north east of the borough failed to claim the £9.4 million prize."The money will now go to the Lotto's G....


Australian Pokie Inquiry Ordered - Saturday 7th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australia Age: "The Victorian government has ordered an inquiry into profiting through poker machines installed in sporting and community clubs."The inquiry will examine gaming businessman Bruce Mathieson, who has an....


Poker Stars Battle in Aussie Tournament - Saturday 7th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australian: "Once seen as a game played in smoky rooms by seedy characters, poker is now one of the most watched and played sports in the world."And the stars of the gambling phenomenon, such as commentator Billy 'Th....


Atlantis Casino Considers Expansion - Saturday 7th of January 2006

RENO, Nevada – As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "With the expansion of the Peppermill Hotel-Casino and plans by Las Vegas-based Station Casinos to move into the Reno market, Atlantis Casino Resort officials are laying the groundwork for a ....


Harrah's New Orleans Holds Job Fair - Saturday 7th of January 2006

GULFPORT, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: " - Harrah's New Orleans beginning today is holding a job fair to recruit employees to reopen the casino on Feb. 17. Today's job fair began at 8 a.m. and will continue until 8 p.m. at t....


Florida Casino Plans Delayed by Ruling - Saturday 7th of January 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "In a major setback for the Shinnecocks, the federal Interior Department has declared it is not bound by a November court ruling that the nation is a federally recognized tribe."The opinion ....


California Tribes Remit $25.2 Million - Saturday 7th of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the American Chronicle: "The five California Indian tribes with gaming compacts amended in 2004 have remitted $25.2 million to the state as their quarterly payment to finance a transportation construction bond."The Janu....


Kansas Casino Proposal Gets Local Support - Saturday 7th of January 2006

KANSAS – As reported by the Wichita Eagle: "The Park City Council on Wednesday passed a resolution supporting a casino for nearby Harvey County."Voters in Harvey and Sumner counties last month approved casinos should the Legislature pass an expand....


Pittsburgh's Casinos Eye Slot Revenue Potential - Saturday 7th of January 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Pittsburgh's slots parlor could rake in more than $1 million a day by its second year, according to revenue projections by one of four companies seeking the city's casino li....


Borgata Exec to Oversee LV Strip Project - Saturday 7th of January 2006

ATLANTIC CITY – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Bob Boughner was the man who brought a taste of Las Vegas to Atlantic City. Now he will take a part of Atlantic City to Las Vegas.The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa executive who ran Atlantic....


Casino Parking Lot Dispute Heats Up - Saturday 7th of January 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by the St. Louis Post Dispatch: "How much is too much to pay to park a car in downtown St. Louis?"At the very least, it's a bit less than $25, according to the President Casino on the Admiral."In an apparent power play over ....


Poll: Kentuckians Want Expanded Gambling Vote - Saturday 7th of January 2006

KENTUCKY – As reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader: "Horse industry casino advocates plan to release a poll Thursday that they claim shows the majority of Kentuckians want a vote on expanding gambling."The poll by the Kentucky Equine Education ....


More South Koreans Seeking Voluntary Casino Ban - Saturday 7th of January 2006

SOUTH KOREA – As reported by the Korea Times: "A growing number of gambling addicts have asked a local casino to deny them entry to the casino in a desperate bid to return to their normal daily lives. "Kangwon Land in Kangwon Province, the only ca....


Report: Asian Casino Revenues to Increase - Saturday 7th of January 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by the New Zealand Stuff: "Casino revenues in Asia will increase 20 per cent to $US13 billion ($NZ19.08 billion) in 2006, driven by the strong growth of Macau's gaming industry, according to a report by Las Vegas-based cons....


Abramoff Pleads Guilty in Florida Fraud Case - Saturday 7th of January 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by the Houston Chronicle: "Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to his role in a Florida fraud case Wednesday, completing a deal with prosecutors that secured his cooperation in a corruption probe here that has....


Starwood Project Finds Funding - Saturday 7th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Societe Generale Corporate & InvestmentBanking ("SG CIB") part of Societe Generale Group and acting as Sole LeadArranger & Book-runner, is leading a syndicate of banks funding a$232.5 million pre-development credit facility for the W....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $57 Million - Saturday 7th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot in America's favoritelottery game continues to move upward. Even though the grand prize was notawarded Wednesday evening, 365,176 players across the nation won a total ofmore than $3.5 million in prizes. Because no....


Macau's Grand Emperor Resort Opens - Friday 6th of January 2006

MACAU – Emperor EntertainmentHotel Limited (the "Group") (HKSE Code: 296) announced that its flagshipproject, the Grand Emperor Hotel in Macau, has commenced business today.Officiating guests who attended the opening ceremony included internatio....


Poker Chips Feature Original Art - Friday 6th of January 2006

Cashing in on the current heat wave of poker popularity, InstantPokerChips.com today launches a unique new line of poker chips. This limited edition line features the original illustrations of artist Barrett Hinkle. The innovative poker chip set ....


Gaming Industry Continues to Proactively Address Problem Gambling - Friday 6th of January 2006

A very familiar face in television advertisements the past few weeks has been Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman. The ads explain the importance of responsible gaming and give guidance on how to seek help, if needed. Harrah's has a long history as a pioneer....


Bankrupt Man Claims $113 Million Powerball Jackpot - Friday 6th of January 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Call it the miracle on 34th Street. When Hugh Allen Hawkins filed for bankruptcy last summer, he and his wife had $250 in cash left in bank accounts and $87,000 in credit card debt."And now today we ....


Harrah's, Glu Sign WSOP Agreement - Friday 6th of January 2006

SAN MATEO, California Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, and Harrah's License Company, LLC, an affiliate of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., (NYSE:HET), today announced a worldwide, multi-year alliance to cre....


PrimaPoker.com Awards Jackpot - Friday 6th of January 2006

DOUGLAS, Isle of Man – Christmas came a day late for ten poker players who won the Bad Beat Jackpot on the Prima Network, the world's leading online poker network. In November, Prima launched the progressive jackpot with a $50,000 contribution. F....


Online Poker a Popular Draw - Friday 6th of January 2006

ARIZONA – As reported by the East Valley Tribune: "Greg Powers opened his laptop computer, logged on to an Internet poker site and bellied up to a Texas hold-'em table. In 15 minutes, he was about $400 ahead. "…Fresh out of college and armed wit....


Indiana Riverboat Revenues Plan Approved - Friday 6th of January 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Pallidium-Item: "Revenues from riverboat gambling in Lawrenceburg, Ind., will reach Union, Fayette and Franklin counties under a plan approved recently by the Lawrenceburg City Council. "Now area officials must convinc....


Kentucky Casino Advocates Donate to Legislators - Friday 6th of January 2006

KENTUCKY – As reported by the Kentucky Courier-Journal: "A horse-industry group leading this year's push for casino gambling at racetracks donated $66,000 during the last three months to state party caucuses and most of the state's legislators, ac....


Women Find Poker is Their Strongest Suit - Friday 6th of January 2006

UK As reported by the (London) Times: "By day JoJo Hastie organises charity events and private functions. At night she is one of a growing band of women who are taking over the male dominated game of poker. "...In the past year the number of female....


San Manuel Casino Selects Mariposa System - Friday 6th of January 2006

SAN DIEGO Venture Catalyst Incorporated ("VCAT") (OTCBB:VCAT), announced today that San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino has licensed Mariposa, VCAT's customer relationship management, marketing and business intelligence software system. San Manuel....


Web Gambler Stole to Repay 26,000 UK Pound Loss - Friday 6th of January 2006

EXETER, UK As reported by the Guardian: "A clerk at a bureau de change was jailed yesterday for stealing more than £26,000 in just four weeks to meet debts she and her boyfriend ran up by gambling on the internet. Cindy Streets fiddled computer re....


Tigua Leaders Hope Casino Plans Proceed - Friday 6th of January 2006

AUSTIN, Texas – As reported by the El Paso Times: "Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff's guilty pleas Tuesday to three federal criminal charges and his agreement to cooperate with investigators were a good way to begin 2006 for Tigua leaders, who sa....


California Tribe Proceeds with Casino Plans - Thursday 5th of January 2006

LA JOLLA INDIAN RESERVATION, California – As reported by the North County Times: "The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is moving ahead with plans to build a casino south of Palomar Mountain, tribal officials said Tuesday."The tribe in December iss....


Woman Sues Casino Queen - Thursday 5th of January 2006

ILLINOIS– As reported by the Madison County Record: "A woman who claims she suffered "grievous pain and mental anguish" after falling down a staircase at the Casino Queen in East St. Louis is suing for damages in excess of $50,000. "In her suit fi....


Waukegan Mayor Pushes for License - Thursday 5th of January 2006

ILLINOIS – As reported by the Chicago Tribune: "Ratcheting up the pressure on the Illinois Gaming Board, Waukegan Mayor Richard Hyde on Tuesday testified before the five-member group, imploring them to award the state's last casino license to his ....


Singapore Casino Bidders in Final Countdown - Thursday 5th of January 2006

SINGAPORE As reported by Reuters: "A shrinking pool of potential bidders in the race to build Singapore's first casino raises questions about the lasting business allure of a massive resort costing about US$3 billion."But analysts and government of....


Stillaguamish Bet on Bigger Casino - Thursday 5th of January 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Seattle Times: "The Stillaguamish Tribe plans to expand its Angel of the Winds Casino in the coming year, capitalizing on an operation that has pumped millions of dollars into the small tribe."The casino, north of A....


Mega Millions Grows to $15 Million - Thursday 5th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot is growing once again inMega Millions. Less than a week after a ticket sold in California won anestimated $88 million jackpot, Mega Millions excitement is building. A totalof 356,457 tickets from coast to coast were ....


Shangri-La Hotels to Open Luxury Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip - Thursday 5th of January 2006

HONG KONG Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, announced today a management agreement with Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) to operate the 400-room Shangri-La Hotel, Las Vegas. The property is scheduled to ....


Boyd Gaming Unveils Las Vegas Strip Development Plan - Thursday 5th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it will develop a multi-faceted, world-class resort complex on its 63-acre site on the Las Vegas Strip. The development, scheduled to open in early 2010, is expected to be amon....


Monarch Casino Reports New Acquisition Opportunity - Thursday 5th of January 2006

RENO, Nevada – Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRI ), owner of the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, announced today that through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Golden Town, Inc., it has acquired 100% of the equity interest of LLH Gam....


Boyd Gaming Tops Forbes List - Thursday 5th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that the Company was selected as Forbes Magazine's best managed company in America in the Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure category.In order to be named best managed, companies must ....


Pechanga Casino Offers Slot Promotion - Thursday 5th of January 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the California Press-Enterprise: "Pechanga Casino in Temecula is set to make someone a millionaire in the first month of 2006. "Starting on Sunday, slot club members can begin earning entries for twice-weekly drawings. ....


Gaming Board Pushes for Alcohol Sales - Thursday 5th of January 2006

CHEROKEE, North Carolina – As reported by the North Carolina Citizen-Times: "For the third time in 16 years, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are debating whether to allow a tribal-wide vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. "Both....


William Hill Profit Beats Forecast - Thursday 5th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by Bloomberg: "William Hill Plc, the U.K.'s second- largest bookmaker, said annual earnings beat its forecast after a run of winning wagers by customers came to an end last month. "Operating profit for the year ended D....


Law Firm Adds Gaming Law Attorney - Thursday 5th of January 2006

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., aFlorida-based full-service commercial law firm, today announced that prominentSouth Florida gaming law attorney David S. Romanik has been appointed to thefirm's expanding Entertainment, Sport....


Turfway Holiday Wagering Up - Thursday 5th of January 2006

KENTUCKY – As reported by Business First: "Turfway Park wagering galloped into the new year with increases during the holiday period in 2004. "Turfway's 2005 Holiday Meet closed Dec. 31, posting mostly double-digit improvements, the park said in a....


Roulette Player Who Tried to Torch Casino in Court - Thursday 5th of January 2006

LONDON, UK As reported by Life Styles Extra: "A gambler has appeared in court accused of trying to torch a casino after losing £40,000 at roulette."Businessman Parviz Mashayekhi, 46, allegedly sprayed petrol over croupier Tara Lyons, other staff a....


Technology Boosts PartyGaming Offerings - Thursday 5th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Birmingham Post: "Thanks to the internet and television, poker exploded outside its US homeland in 2005, and PartyGaming chief executive Richard Segal sees technology boosting that boom further in 2006."Internet....


Kansas Tribal Casinos' Prospects Depend on Government - Thursday 5th of January 2006

GALENA, Kansas – As reported by the Joplin Globe: "The prospect of a tribal casino opening in Cherokee County depends on the commitment of the governor and Legislature to state-owned casinos, an attorney for two tribes said Monday."Gov. Kathleen S....


London Clubs Submits Casino Application - Thursday 5th of January 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by UK Times: "London Clubs International (LCI), the casino operator, has submitted an application to open a casino at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's exclusive Park Lane, The Times has learnt."The company plans t....


Penguins' Slots Partner Settles Missouri Casino Suit - Thursday 5th of January 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times: "The casino company that has proposed partnering with the Penguins to build a casino and new hockey arena in Pittsburgh has agreed to pay millions to settle a lawsuit related to....


Lawsuit Filed Against Proposed Buffalo Casino - Thursday 5th of January 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo Business First: "Saying they are 'calling the bluff' of the Seneca Gaming Corp., an anti-casino group Tuesday morning took the first step in an attempt to stop a proposed Buffalo casino. "The group of....


PBL Pulls Out of Singapore Race - Thursday 5th of January 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: "Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd has pulled out of the race to build a multibillion-dollar casino in Singapore, the first big corporate move by James Packer since the death of his father Kerry la....


Pennsylvania Lottery Awards Raffle Prizes - Thursday 5th of January 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Lottery'sMillionaire Raffle game has produced four new millionaires to begin the newyear. The selection of four $1 million top-prize raffle tickets and five$100,000 second-prize raffle tickets was t....


Would-Be Pennsylvania Slot Machine Distributors Court Manufacturer IGT - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

PENNSYLVANIA As reported by the Post-Gazette: "International Game Technologies is the largest slot machine manufacturer in the United States, controlling about two-thirds of the market. It's reasonable to assume, based on discussions with those in ....


Mega Millions Ticket Wins $88 Million - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The final Mega Millions drawing of2005 has proven to be very lucky for whoever has one special ticket. Thatticket, which was purchased in California, matched all six numbers to win ajackpot estimated at $88 million. The winnin....


No Mac Plans for Party Poker - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

Mac online poker players who currently play at Pacific Poker's Macintosh online poker room question when Party Poker will become Mac compatible. Party Poker replies with grim futures for Mac poker at Party Poker.While Apple poker players say they....


City Club Casino Says 'The More, the Merrier' - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

City Club Casino has long been a leader in quality gaming and customer service, and now is a great time to tell your friends. Not only will you be helping make their online casino choice that much easier, but you'll be earning a few extra bucks a....


CyberBingo Awards Milestone Jackpot - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

CyberBingo reaches another milestone: $25,000.00 awarded in a single guaranteed jackpot bingo game."Simply put, the largest single prize ever won worldwide in an online bingo game has the CyberBingo™ brand attached to it" says Joey Peterson, Cy....


DoylesRoom.com Offers New Tournaments - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

COSTA RICA – Staying true to the tradition of giving during the Holiday Season, DoylesRoom.com is giving away $110,000 in cash prizes through two very exiting poker tournaments scheduled to begin New Years Eve and New Years Day!For those who com....


Harrah's New Orleans Names GM - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

NEW ORLEANS – 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 p....


Full Tilt Poker Releases Mac Room - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – Play on Full Tilt Poker with a Mac or a PC. The most innovative poker room, Full Tilt Poker, released a Macintosh poker room. At any given time you can log in and play with over 10,000 poker players with real or play money. They ....


Games Inc. Sets Lottery Corporation Share Dividend - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Board of Games Inc. (OTC BB:GMSI.OB) is pleased to announce that all Games Inc. shareholders, as of the close of business today, will receive a previously announced dividend of the shares of Lottery Corporation. All shareh....


Trans World Corp. Reports a $4.75 Million Capital Raise - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

NEW YORK Trans World Corporation (OTC: TWOC), announced today that it has completed the private placement of 2,794,188 shares of its common stock to five institutional investors at the market price of $1.70 per share. Carr Securities Corporation,....


AWI Gaming Obtains Financing - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – American Wagering, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BETM) today announced that AWI Gaming, Inc. ("AWIG"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has obtained a financing commitment for the acquisition of Sturgeon's Inn & Casino in Lovelo....


Fair Grounds Announces Schedule, Purse Changes - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

BOSSIER CITY, Louisiana Fair Grounds Race Course today announced additional enhancements to its racing and purse schedule for the final month of its meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.The changes include the addition of an 11th race beginning with ....


Empire Resorts, Concord Associates Terminate Merger Agreement - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

MONTICELLO, New York – Empire Resorts, Inc. ("Empire") (NASDAQ: NYNY) announced today that on December 30, 2005 Empire and Concord Associates Limited Partnership mutually agreed to terminate a March 2005 agreement relating to the acquisition by ....


Venetian Casino Resort Resolves Construction Litigation - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Venetian Casino Resort, LLC ("VCR"), a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), announced today the resolution of all of its outstanding litigation involving the construction of The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.P....


Former Member of the MGM Mirage Board Remembered - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Walter M. Sharp, a longtime member of the MGM Mirage (formerly MGM Grand, Inc.) Board of Directors and a highly respected member of the California banking industry, passed away Dec. 22, 2005. He was 89.Mr. Sharp was an associate of M....


Isle of Capri Casinos Applies for Pittsburgh License - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that the company has submitted its gaming application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to pursue a gaming license in Pittsburgh.Isle of Capri recently signe....


How Much Did You Learn about Casino Gambling in 2005? - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

Lots of new casinos opened up across the country in the year 2005 . Are you smarter about it now than you were a year ago? Here's a year-end quiz to test your casino gambling IQ. 1) You're playing the slots and haven't had much luck. The ....


New Blackjack Option Turns Tables on Dealers - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

A revolutionary new blackjack option called "Casino Surrender", which has been creating a stir in Las Vegas since its debut at the Stardust on The Strip last April, has the potential to become a standard feature of the game everywhere it....


Casino to Go High-Tech with Radio Frequency Identification - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has been a part of our every day lives for well over a decade, including the ID microchip tags that veterinarians surgically implant in pets, but only recently has it been rendered practic....


Expert Gives His Take on Smart Slot Play - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

John Robison, author of The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots (Huntington Press) and a recognized slot authority whose articles appear weekly online at www.rgtonline.com and www.casinocity.com, makes it his business to know everything there is to....


Gambling Do's and Don'ts - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

Smart play in the casinos can be habit-forming. Keeping your bet size proportionate to your bankroll, choosing games wisely and avoiding chasing losses with bigger bets should be deeply ingrained in any smart player.Unfortunately, not-so-smart play ....


The Best Time to Play Slots - Wednesday 4th of January 2006

Hi, John,I love reading your column as I am an avid slot player who goes to Atlantic City at least twice a month. I read your answer to Laurie about the best times to vist the casino. I beg to differ about your answer. In Atlantic City, the best t....


High stakes - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

A year ago the Government managed to force a controversial overhaul of gaming on to the statute book, but only by making two key concessions. The first was to scale back the number of so-called “supercasinos? in favour of a selective and far more....


Casino law will fuel gambling problems - watchdog - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

TESSA JOWELL exaggerated the case for supercasinos to push the Bill through Parliament, according to the man who will now oversee the controversial reforms. Peter Dean, the chairman of the new Gambling Commission, has directly contradicted the Cultur....


National Lottery fails to find the poor punter who missed £9.4m - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

THE title of Britains biggest loser was bestowed on a National Lottery player who failed to collect a £9.4 million prize jackpot ahead of last nights deadline. Instead of being frittered on vintage champagne, fast cars and a palatial home or two, th....


Confident future for William Hill - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

Bookmaker William Hill has expressed confidence in its trading prospects in 2006, saying the football World Cup is set to boost its revenues. In a trading statement, the firm said it expected 2005 profits to be slightly higher than previously forecas....


LCI seeks licence for Park Lane casino in Grosvenor House deal - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

LONDON Clubs International (LCI), the casino operator, has submitted an application to open a casino at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s exclusive Park Lane, The Times has learnt. The company plans to spend between £8 million and £9 millio....


Would-be Pa. slot machine distributors court manufacturer IGT - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

When youre the prettiest girl at the dance, you have your choice of suitors. At this dance, IGT is prettiest by far.International Game Technologies is the largest slot machine manufacturer in the United States, controlling about two-thirds of the mar....


Australias PBL Withdraws From Singapore Casino Bid - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

Asia Pulse - Media and gaming firm Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL) (ASX:PBL) has scrapped plans to bid for a casino resort project in Singapore, in its first major business move since the death of media magnate Kerry Packer.PBL executive chairm....


Online Gambling: A Growing Addiction - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

"Ive heard other people compare it to a cocaine addiction, the high you get from that, and thats the euphoria I felt," he said. "It becomes an all-consuming activity. The lining up the money, the handicapping of the game, the betting of the game, the....


Head of Hilton Group to earn £9m from deal - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

DAVID MICHELS, the chief executive of Hilton Group, will pocket almost £9 million over the next three years after the sale of the company’s hotel division to Hilton Hotels Corporation (HHC) of America for £3.3 billion. Mr Michels, who has worked ....


Slots bet on schools may turn up lemons - Tuesday 3rd of January 2006

In 1986, the Florida Lottery was pitched to residents as a cash cow for schoolchildren, with promises of millions to pay for the educational extras that lawmakers wouldnt.Last year, parimutuel operators sold Broward County slot machines to voters sta....


Betfair ready to set up for business - Monday 2nd of January 2006

INTERNET betting exchange Betfair will begin setting up a global centre in Hobart next week and punters nationwide are expected to be able to use the service legally within weeks.Betfair Australia expects to sign a lease on buildings in Hobart by nex....


Losers casino arson bid - Monday 2nd of January 2006

A ROULETTE player who lost £40,000 later returned and tried to TORCH the casino. The crazed gambler sprayed petrol over a female croupier and doused gaming tables before trying to ignite them with a lighter.But he got petrol in his eyes, giving secu....


Mac-Friendly Video Poker Launched - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

Video poker for Macintosh users is now available at MacOnlinePoker.com . The casino games all work in the user's internet browser, so there is nothing required to download or install. It's as easy as signing up, logging in, and picking a game to p....


Drug incidents put casino licence at risk - Monday 23rd of January 2006

SKYCITY Casino yesterday admitted it had detected four cases of suspected illegal drug use during the past two years, as authorities warned its licence was under threat over its failure to act on one of them.The casino said three of the incidents wer....


CASINO INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES 2005 GAMING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES - Monday 23rd of January 2006

A second-generation industry executive and developer, a groundbreaking hospitality and distribution executive, a legendary stage and screen actress, and a celebrity chef who transformed the Las Vegas culinary scene will be inducted this year into the....


CCEgaming, the name behind Kiwi Casino, launches Kiwi Skill and adds skill gaming to its portfolio. - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Kiwi Skill, as the name implies, brings a skill gaming product to existing CCEgaming group of Kiwi Casino, Kiwi Bingo and Tiki Bingo. This is a very exciting time for us commented Gary, CCEgaming Management. Kiwi Skill has a diverse range of games su....


Records falling at World Series - Monday 23rd of January 2006

As we approach the $10,000 buy-in championship event, the 36th annual World Series of Poker has generated more player registrations than any other live poker tournament in history.The record, which replaces the one set by the 35th annual World Series....


Grintek installs VoIP for Sibaya Casino - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Grintek Technologies has installed a multi-million rand Nortel converged voice and data wireless solution using VoIP at Sun Internationals Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom in KwaZulu-Natal. Grintek worked in conjunction with other partners o....


Gala buys Club 2000 for £18m - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Gala Group, which operates 166 bingo clubs and 28 casinos in the UK, has bought New Generation Bingo for £18m its largest investment in a bingo site to date.New Generation owns and operates Basingstokes Club 2000 a purpose built 25,000sq ft (2,300....


Internet Casino holds conference at Mandalay - Monday 23rd of January 2006

While wagering on the Internet remains illegal in the United States, nothing prevents a leading dot-com wagering site from sponsoring a trade show and inviting such American sports celebrities as Mike Ditka and Reggie Jackson to the nations gambling ....


Cayuga Nation Catskill casino plans move forward - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Empire Resorts, Inc. today affirmed that it is continuing its efforts to develop a casino for the Cayuga Nation of New York following a decision by the Federal 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision reversed a lower court decision finding in favo....


Police alert after Spanish lottery winner hands over £24,000 - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Police are warning people to beware of a potential international lottery scam which could put them at risk of identity fraud and cost them a small fortune.They sounded the alert after a 38-year-old Bedford resident told them that, after receiving a l....


Moscow City Duma Deputies Go at One-arm Bandits - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Moscow City Duma deputies passed in yesterdays second reading a law prohibiting stationing amusement arcades and casinos closer than 500 meters to residential houses, kindergartens and schools, and placing game machines outdoors. The participants of ....


Some casinos are refusing to revert to cards-only games - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Setting the stage for a possible legal showdown, several California tribes including two in San Diego County are defying an edict from state gambling regulators to remove or replace card-based craps games that use dice. JOHN GASTALDO / Union-Tribun....


Gary casino aims to end partnership with Trump - Monday 23rd of January 2006

A nine-year-old partnership that allowed the Majestic Star and Trump casinos to share an entrance pavilion along Lake Michigan might be over after negotiations ended between the owners of the neighboring riverboats.The two casinos have seen little gr....


Has internet betting got the upper hand? - Monday 23rd of January 2006

IF the numbers werent mindblowing enough, the colourful past of PartyGaming founder Ruth Parasol was guaranteed to make people sit up and take notice.The story of a former online porn entrepreneur having the presence of mind to invest her small fortu....


Casinos Austria look abroad as domestic profits drop - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Hanover The current economic situation has seen the number of people gambling at Austrias casinos drop. Last year 2.4 million people visited a casino in Austria, compared to 2.5 million in the previous year. Turnover dropped 5.8 percent and fell to ....


$21m Adelaide Casino extension opens - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Gaming company SkyCity Entertainment Group hopes to boost the relatively flat revenue and earnings at its Adelaide Casino when a A$20 million (NZ$21.6 million) expansion project part of a proposed A$70 million investment opens this week. The expans....


Macau: Mecca for gamblers and investors - Monday 23rd of January 2006

In the swashbuckling tradition of the China coast, where intrepid foreigners have for centuries made fabulous fortunes trading with the most populous nation on earth, American casino operators have begun tapping into a potential market of nearly a bi....


Kroopier Joins IGGBA - Monday 23rd of January 2006

iGGBA is delighted to announce that Kroopier Technologies has joined its ranks and become its most recent member. Kroopier is a company dedicated to security solutions for the remote gambling industry. iGGBA believes that by supporting a broad and di....


MP in gambling probe threatened - Monday 23rd of January 2006

A Philippine senator heading a panel looking into political links to illegal gambling said yesterday he received threats warning him to quit the inquiry.Senators from the upper house of Congress started hearings on Monday into a popular underground l....


Pauma tribe sues casino giants - Monday 23rd of January 2006

The Pauma Indian tribe has sued two multibillion-dollar casino giants, contending they conspired to defraud the tribe and delay its plans to build a casino resort and outlet center on its reservation in North County. The tribe, with about 200 members....


A handful of poker mags come to table - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Daniel Negreanu won $4 million in poker tournaments in 2004, and Card Player magazine named him Player of the Year. Another poker magazine, All In, said Negreanu might just be the hottest poker player in the world. Recently, Negreanu consented to sha....


Schwarzenegger sets strict criteria for off-reservation Indian casinos - Monday 23rd of January 2006

With visions of new Indian casinos popping up all over the state, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday outlined a strict set of conditions he will impose before approving any more off-reservation casinos. In a lengthy proclamation, the governor re....


Oriental gamble looks sure-fire bet - Monday 23rd of January 2006

GEOFF McCauley was at his desk one day in 2001 when an email from a Kenny Wynn, requesting a meeting, popped up on his computer."I thought to myself, 'I don't know anyone by that name'," said Mr McCauley, senior director of quantity surveying firm, W....


Sir John renews call for casinos - Monday 23rd of January 2006

A renewed call for casinos was among the ideas former Premier Sir John Swan offered up in a speech on Saturday to the Institute of Directors.The former Premier, who has long been an advocate of opening a casino to help reinvigorate the tourism indust....


casinos taking state's role lightly - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Gambling agreements signed by California tribes require state approval of employees who hold the most important and sensitive positions in Indian casinos. Most tribes have complied and the state has approved more than 2,600 key employees. But a thi....


Gambling and games to drive mobile growth - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Mobile entertainment revenues are set to soar over the rest of the decade, owing to a rapid expansion in mobile content coupled with a sharp increase in 3G handset adoption, according to new research.The study, from Juniper Research, forecasts that m....


£1bn makeover planned for rundown zone in city - Monday 23rd of January 2006

AMBITIOUS plans to spend £1bn transforming one of the most rundown areas of Sheffield are being hailed.Emma DunlopSheffield Council leaders are planning to completely change the industrial Attercliffe area of the city into "a 21st century entrance f....


Poly to offer casino courses - Monday 23rd of January 2006

The integrated resorts are set to open only in 2009 but Ngee Ann Polytechnic will start new courses soon on resort management to help its students land some of the 35,000 jobs likely to be generated. In November, final-year business students will hav....


Now Singapore has entered the lucrative world of casinos - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Now that Singapore has entered the lucrative world of casino-resorts, what form should they take? Three writers reckon the island state can do much better than brash Vegas with subtle Asian style.VEGAS, baby, Vegas! The line from the 1996 movie Swing....


Ontario Casinos Consider Options - Monday 23rd of January 2006

In the face of sobering statistics from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the city's two casinos are eager to turn the page."An unrelenting series of setbacks in recent years led to a huge drop in revenues at Casino Niagara $499 milli....


Governor scales back casino plan - Monday 23rd of January 2006

Gov. George Pataki yesterday abandoned his legislation for five casinos in the Catskills and instead will push for just one.   The surprise reversal is a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's March 29 decision limiting the sovereign right....