Casino and Gambling news stories from Jul 2006

Get Ready for the 2006 WSOP Main Event - Monday 31st of July 2006

Screw the white picket fence, forget about the little house in the country, and leave the 2.5 kids at home – winning the World Series of Poker Main Event is officially the new American Dream and if you're going to take home the $10 million, you b....


Seneca Niagara Casino Expansion Continues - Monday 31st of July 2006

NIAGARA FALLS, New York – As reported by the Buffalo Business First: "The growth of the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has again made its mark at a busy Niagara Falls corner. "Crews are finishing the demolition of a former Ramada Inn at the corner ....


Caesars Celebrates 40th Anniversary - Monday 31st of July 2006

LAS VEGAS – On Wednesday, August 2, CaesarsPalace will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a toga party at thelegendary resort's outdoor Roman Plaza amphitheater. This historical eventwill be hosted by actress Jenny McCarthy and feature a live p....


Grand Monaco Casino Launched - Monday 31st of July 2006

Today saw the launch of Grand Monaco Casino, a brand new offering out of the Microgaming stable. There have been very few new Microgaming licensed online casinos over the past couple of years, and it appears as if the world's largest online casino ....


Progressive and Cantor Partner on Mobile Gaming - Monday 31st of July 2006

LAS VEGAS Progressive Gaming International Corporation (NASDAQ:PGIC), a leading provider of diversified technology and content products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide, announced today that it has signed a game content licensi....


Online Gambling Bill Likely Delayed - Monday 31st of July 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by Reuters: "A bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling appears unlikely to win U.S. Senate passage before senators begin a month-long recess on August 4, two Republican leadership aides said on Tuesday."They sai....


New Force Patrolling Casinos - Monday 31st of July 2006

INDIANA As reported by the Times-Mail: "The deeper Indiana gets into the gambling business, the more it will need top-notch security officers in casinos."Gov. Mitch Daniels has taken a good first step in taking Indiana State Police troopers out of ....


South Korea Targets Illegal Gambling - Monday 31st of July 2006

SOUTH KOREA – As reported by the Korea Herald: "The National Tax Service yesterday began tax audits on 54 gaming arcades and internet cafes suspected of running illegal gambling. "The audits came after the Supreme Prosecutor's Office formed a join....


Keppel Still in Race for Sentosa Casino - Monday 31st of July 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by the MarketWatch: Keppel Land Ltd. (K17.SG) Wednesday said it's still in the race to build a casino-resort on Singapore's Sentosa island, contrary to local media reports. "'Our position is this: together with our partner....


Casino Patrons Exchange Points for Gas - Monday 31st of July 2006

MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut – As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "There aren't a lot of things people will stand in line for, but these days thousands will line up if it means cheap gas."Foxwoods Resort Casino's newest promotion allows patrons to ....


Electronic Game Card, Santa Ana Star Casino Sign Deal - Monday 31st of July 2006

NEW YORK – Electronic Game Card, Inc. (OTCBB: EGMI), the creator of the ElectronicGameCard, today confirms that the Santa Ana Star Casino has signed anagreement to use Electronic GameCards in a promotion for its gamingproperty in the Pueblo of S....


General Manager Named for Bullwhackers Casinos - Monday 31st of July 2006

BLACK HAWK, Colorado Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) announced today that, subject to securing all necessary regulatory approvals, Amy McHale has been named General Manager of the Company's Bullwhackers Casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. ....


World Championship of Online Bingo Winner Named - Monday 31st of July 2006

One of the Internet's largest bingo sites, Bingohall.com today announced the winner's of its World Championship of Online Bingo tournament. Culminating to the largest climax Bingohall.com has ever seen, Barbara F, a loyal Bingohall.com player for ....


Casino Backers Fund Wisconsin Governor - Monday 31st of July 2006

WISCONSIN – As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "A Feb. 2 fund-raising dinner for Gov. Jim Doyle at the Kenosha Country Club yielded $135,000 - much of it from backers of a proposed off-reservation casino, including local construction f....


Biloxi Mayor Vows to Veto Casinos - Monday 31st of July 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "The City Council will consider today whether Biloxi should allow gambling at two areas across from sand beaches, but Mayor A.J. Holloway said he will use his veto power to prevent the ci....


Rockaway Beach Tries Again for Casino - Monday 31st of July 2006

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As reported by the Springfield News-Leader: "If city officials can work out a contract with a Detroit developer, the Riverboat at Rockaway Beach casino could open in the fall of 2010."At a Tuesday meeting attended by about ....


South Coast Casino to be Sold - Monday 31st of July 2006

LAS VEGAS – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell the South Coast Hotel and Casino to Michael Gaughan for a purchase price equal to the net proceeds from the sale of approximately 15.8 milli....


Iowa Tribe Bets On Casino - Monday 31st of July 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Guests entering the Meskwaki Indian tribe's newly expanded casino will be greeted by a dramatic sight of real waterfalls cascading down stone ledges and brilliant orange flames rising from fire pits.....


Challenge Casino Player Wins Over $200,000.00 - Sunday 30th of July 2006

On July 18, 2006 Challenge Casino added another big winner to its extensive list of happy players. Playing the new video slot, Mad Hatters, Michael A won an impressive $205,625.00. Casino Action caught up with Michael to get his reaction and he ha....


Glasgow Second on Casino Panel Shortlist - Sunday 30th of July 2006

GLASGOW, Scotland – As reported by the BBC News: "A shortlist of possible venues for the UK's first Las Vegas style "super-casino" has Scotland lying in second behind the Millennium Dome. "Greenwich came ahead of Glasgow in the first round of judg....


Casino Cruise Package Launched - Sunday 30th of July 2006

MIAMI, Florida – Discovery Cruise Line announced a threeday, two night special package from $299.99 per person, double occupancy,that includes one night on Grand Bahama Island, one night at The SeminoleHard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Discovery Plu....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $155 Million - Sunday 30th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – Even though the grand prize was nothit Wednesday evening, Powerball paid off BIG in multiple ways. Two luckytickets won $800,000 each with the Power Play option in North Carolina! Inaddition, five other lucky tickets won $200,000....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises - Sunday 30th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – Even though there was no jackpotwinner in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, a lot of players still walkedaway winners. With nine different ways to win, a total of 344,149 ticketswon prizes in the July 25 drawing. That includes two....


Meskwaki Tribe to Celebrate $110 Million Casino Expansion - Tuesday 25th of July 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Iowa Times-Republican: "Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel officials will finally be able to show off their new facilities during Friday's grand opening ceremony. "After more than a year of construction, the $110 million project....


Dome Leads U.K. Shortlist - Tuesday 25th of July 2006

ENGLAND – As reported by the ITV News: "The Millennium Dome is the front-runner in a shortlist of proposed venues for the UK's first Las Vegas-style super casino."Greenwich came just ahead of Glasgow and Blackpool in the first round of judging."Th....


Las Vegas Sands Spends Billions on Macau Project - Tuesday 25th of July 2006

MACAU – As reported by the Financial Times: "The size of the investment, double the figure reported originally, is part of the US-based gaming company's plans to change the face of the former Portuguese enclave's tourism industry, from offering on....


Irish Finance Minister Led Cabinet Calls for Justice Minister to Scrap Casinos Ban - Tuesday 25th of July 2006

DUBLIN, Ireland As reported by the Sunday Business Post: "Minister for Finance Brian Cowen was at the forefront of cabinet opposition to legislation banning casinos, which sparked the u-turn by justice minister Michael McDowell, according to source....


Trump Plaza Names New VP - Tuesday 25th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Trump EntertainmentResorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Mark Sachais as VicePresident of Marketing for Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City,New Jersey ("Trump Plaza"). Mr. Sachais has worked in....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows - Tuesday 25th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – July is heating up and so isMega Millions. Friday's Mega Millions drawing produced more than 345,000winning tickets from coast to coast. That includes five tickets that camewithin a heartbeat of hitting the jackpot. Since no tick....


PaddyPowerPoker Sends Players to WSOP - Monday 24th of July 2006

DUBLIN, Ireland – Paddy Power Poker is sending 16 poker players to Las Vegas over the coming days to compete in the World Series of Poker, which runs from Friday 28 July to Thursday 10 August. They will join a 100-strong contingent of Irish pla....


Canadians Sent to WSOP - Monday 24th of July 2006

LIMASSOL, Cyprus – A record 13 players from Canada have won TigerGaming.com and PokerInCanada.com's all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Las Vegas and a crack at an estimated $10,000,000 first place prize. Having beaten out thousands of players from ar....


"Hyperborean" Wins Poker Bot Competition - Monday 24th of July 2006

BOSTON The University of Alberta's "Hyperborean" was the best poker playing computer program at the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06) at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center last week.Hyperborean defeated four other ....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $135 Million - Monday 24th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow! Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday, one luckyticket in Iowa won $800,000 with Power Play. A total of 707,387 playersacross the nation won more than $6.5 million in prizes ....


Great Canadian Casinos Tries Again for Liquor License - Monday 24th of July 2006

BRITISH COLUMBIA – As reported by the Goldstream News: "Hot on the heels of being denied a liquor licence for its gaming floor, Great Canadian Casinos Inc. is now considering a bar at its View Royal venue. "In a July 6 letter to View Royal council....


Casino Winnings Stolen from Car - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Lady Luck smiled upon, and then deserted, a Philadelphia man when he won about $20,000 in a casino and then had the money stolen, police said Thursday."Kamish Patel, 38, of Ph....


Mountain View Casino Owner Dies - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

PAHRUMP, Nevada – As reported by Pahrump Valley Times: "Mountain View Casino owner John McCaw, late of Pahrump, died suddenly in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel and Casino. He was 50 years old. "McCaw had been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma for a year, an....


Paddington Gains Casino Jobs - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

PADDINGTON, England – As reported by the Hampstead and Highgate Express: "More than 100 jobs have been created in Paddington with the opening of a money-spinning casino and sports bar."The £5million development has been unveiled at the Paddintgon....


Harrah's Ad Questioned by Officials - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

PROVIDENCE , Rhode Island – State Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams and Governor Carcieri have both called into question a pro-casino advertisement that ran this week."Williams and other justices raised concerns about the full-page c....


Pennsylvania Board Approves Suppliers - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania –- The Pennsylvania GamingControl Board today voted unanimously to approve licenses for fourcompanies that filed applications to be suppliers of slot machines andassociated equipment in the Commonwealth. All licenses ....


Smoking Ban Didn't Hurt Stanley Leisure - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

SCOTLAND – As reported by the Scotsman: "Stanley Leisure, Britain's biggest casino operator, said today that its business in Scotland had not been affected by the smoking ban. "As the company posted a near doubling in annual profit, it said the ba....


Desert Diamond Casino Names New GM, President - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

ARIZONA – As reported by the Tuscon Citizen: "The Tohono O'odham Nation has a new casino boss to oversee construction of the new Desert Diamond Casino on Nogales Highway as well as the tribe's entire gaming operation, the tribe announced this morn....


Powerball Jackpot Hits $116 Million - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

UNITED STATES – Even though the grand prize was nothit Wednesday evening, Powerball paid off BIG in multiple ways. One luckyticket won $800,000 with the Power Play option in Indiana! In addition, sixother lucky tickets won $200,000 for matching ....


Harrah's to Allow Stockholder Rights Plan to Expire - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced that its Board of Directors has determined to allow Harrah's stockholder rights plan to expire by its terms without renewal on October 5, 2006.Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. is the w....


More Protocol Guidelines for Casino Play - Sunday 23rd of July 2006

Being knowledgeable about the rules of the games in casinos doesn't always mean a player is familiar with proper protocol. Good manners can be just as important as good strategy when it comes to making a gambling outing an enjoyable expe....


Harrah's Makes Near-Record Donation to Food Bank - Thursday 20th of July 2006

LOUISIANA As reported by the Shreveport Times: "A simple contest between departments yielded one of the largest donations of canned goods ever received by the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank."About 10,000 pounds of food was collected by employees at ....


Casino City Acquires Gambling Portal Webmasters Association - Thursday 20th of July 2006

NEWTON, Massachusetts – Casino City, the world's largestprovider of casino and gaming information, today announced its acquisitionof the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association (http://www.gpwa.org), thelargest webmaster forum of its kind on the ....


Casinos Want to Clear the Air on Smoking Rules - Thursday 20th of July 2006

COLORADO As reported by the Rocky Mountain News: "As most of Colorado's businesses adjust to a statewide crackdown on smoking, the new law remains hazy when it comes to casinos. "State lawmakers intended to exempt gambling establishments when they ....


Chile: Casino and Five Star Hotel for Punta Arenas - Thursday 20th of July 2006

CHILE As reported by Merco Press: "Punta Arenas has been awarded a casino licence and work on the new 3.4 million US dollars building is scheduled to begin next January according to the Pacifico Sur group. "...The Pacifico Group already has casinos....


Guernsey Casino Project Planned - Thursday 20th of July 2006

GUERNSEY, Channel Islands – As reported by the Guernsey Press: "Joint proprietor Chris Vermeulen confirmed yesterday that it had some very exciting plans for the future development of the hotel, part of which incorporated a casino."The hotel obtai....


Malta's Vittoriosa Casino Loses Licence - Thursday 20th of July 2006

MALTA As reported by the Sunday Times: "The licence of the Casino di Venezia, in Vittoriosa, was cancelled on grounds of an insufficient human resources complement after 14 staff members, including the general manager, were dismissed, The Times has....


Churchill Downs Names New CEO, President - Thursday 20th of July 2006

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky The board of directors of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) today named Robert L. Evans, a proven business leader with a background in the technology, manufacturing, private equity capital and Thoroughbred industrie....


Maryland Ticket Wins Mega Million Jackpot - Thursday 20th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – Somewhere there is a MegaMillions ticket worth an estimated $49 million. That ticket matches all sixnumbers drawn in the Tuesday, July 18 Mega Millions drawing. Those winningnumbers were 12-13-29-49-52 and the Mega Ball was 20. T....


Online Gambling Overshadows Chinese Lottery - Thursday 20th of July 2006

CHINA – As reported by the Shanghai Daily: "China lottery sales amounted to approximately 70 billion yuan last year, said Wang Xuehong, director of the China Center for Lottery Studies at Peking University. "According to the center's market survey....


Harrah's Entertainment Tops Casino Player's Best of Gaming Awards - Thursday 20th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada For the seventh consecutive year, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) led the gaming industry in Casino Player's Best of Gaming Awards, the magazine's annual poll of gaming customers from across the country. Harrah's casino....


Isle of Capri Casinos Names Sr. VP - Thursday 20th of July 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) officials announced today that Amanda Totaro has been named senior vice president of marketing.Totaro brings seasoned marketing expertise in the key areas of brand marketing, data....


Mt. Airy Casino Breaks Ground - Thursday 20th of July 2006

PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – Mount Airy Resort &Casino officially broke ground today on a $360 million gaming and resortcomplex in the heart of the Poconos. "Today is a great day for Mount Airy. It is a great day for thePoconos, and it i....


St. Mary Casino Boat May Open in Nov. '06 - Thursday 20th of July 2006

ST MARY PARISH, Louisiana As reported by the Advocate: "St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin said Monday that the riverboat casino that was once the Belle of Orleans could be operating by early November following Saturday's parish vote in favor of....


Casino Cash Helps School's Charity - Thursday 20th of July 2006

BOLTON, England As reported by the Bolton Evening News: "A casino has donated £1,000 to a charity fund set up by Bolton pupils raising money to help a poorly classmate."Children at St Anthony's RC School, Astley Bridge, were inspired to raise the ....


Gambling Ads to be Allowed on British TV - Thursday 20th of July 2006

LONDON, England As reported by ITN: "Casinos, betting shops and other forms of gambling will soon be able to advertise on television. "Rules banning such commercials will be scrapped in September next year when the Gambling Act comes fully into for....


Tribal Casino Helps Revive City - Thursday 20th of July 2006

SALAMANCA, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "The steel frame of an 11-story building rises dramatically at the foot of a steep hill along the Southern Tier Expressway, right next to a new eight-story parking garage that is, for now, the....


Seminole Tribe Accused of Being Greedy - Thursday 20th of July 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "The company that built two Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino complexes filed a blistering motion in federal court Friday, accusing the tribe of extraordinary greed and saying it resorted to....


Atlantic City Casinos Bounce Back - Thursday 20th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Despite millions of dollars in lost revenue and tons of negative publicity caused by their unprecedented shutdown, the casinos showed once again that, ultimately, the house us....


French Lick Casino Construction On Schedule - Thursday 20th of July 2006

FRENCH LICK, Indiana – Construction and restoration work at the French Lick Resort Casino is still on path for a November opening. The lobby of the French Lick Springs Hotel is 95 percent complete, including six panels of hand-painted allegorica....


Under-fire Prescott Will Still Be Left in Charge - Thursday 20th of July 2006

LONDON, England As reported by the Daily Telegraph: "Tony Blair said yesterday that he had not yet seen any evidence that John Prescott interfered in the selection of the first super-casino to be opened in Britain. "Tony Blair said yesterday that h....


Rhode Island Casino Battle Heats Up - Thursday 20th of July 2006

RHODE ISLAND – As reported by the Providence Business News: "The attack ads and news releases are flying, and the governor is trying to take the issue to court."It's playoff time in Rhode Island's casino season."In the run-up to the general electi....


New Zealand Casino Happy with Carpark Security - Wednesday 19th of July 2006

NEW ZEALAND As reported by the New Zealand Herald: "Sky City Casino says it is confident about the security of people in its carpark despite an abduction there. "A Chinese student, believed to be in his 20s, was abducted soon after 9.30am from the ....


River City Group Joins Clarion - Wednesday 19th of July 2006

ST. CHARLES, Missouri Clarion Events and River City Group are pleased to announce that River City Group has joined the Clarion family of gambling industry events and publications through a purchase. This move follows Clarion's successful integrat....


Pinnacle Entertainment to Purchase President Casinos Notes - Wednesday 19th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS – Pinnacle Entertainment (NYSE: PNK) today said it has entered into an agreement with members of the creditors' committee of unsecured creditors in the President Casinos Inc. bankruptcy proceeding to make a tender offer for all the out....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $100 Million - Wednesday 19th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues tomove upward! Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday, onelucky ticket in Oklahoma won $800,000 with Power Play. A total of 585,154players across the nation won more than $6 million i....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $49 Million - Wednesday 19th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – The Friday, July 14, 2006 MegaMillions drawing generated excitement and winners! A total of 386,049tickets from coast to coast won Mega Millions prizes, including one ticketthat won $250,000. However, no ticket matched all six nu....


Iowa Casino Opens Ahead of Schedule - Monday 17th of July 2006

IOWA As reported by the Lone Tree Reporter: "The Riverside Casino and Golf Resort will open ahead of schedule and just in time for the Labor Day holiday."With construction nearly finished, the carpeting down and the machines on the floor, workers ....


Iowa Casino Expansion Approved - Monday 17th of July 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Betting by Minnesota gamblers has been so brisk at the Diamond Jo Worth Casino in north-central Iowa that state gambling regulators approved plans today for a major expansion project costing more tha....


New Iowa Casino Licenses On Hold - Monday 17th of July 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "The new head of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission said Thursday that she doesn't expect to consider granting additional casino licenses until early 2008."Kate Cutler of Council Bluffs, a corporat....


Maine Casino Petition Drive Launched - Monday 17th of July 2006

MAINE – As reported by the Portland Press Herald: "A group that wants to develop a resort casino in Oxford County plans to publicly launch a petition drive today to put the idea before voters next year."A press release from Evergreen Mountain Ente....


UK Minister Touts Gambling's Benefits - Monday 17th of July 2006

LONDON, England – As reported by the icBirmingham: "Gambling could be an 'enhancement to the quality of life' if it was brought into the mainstream, a Government Minister said yesterday."Richard Caborn, Minister for Sport and Gambling, said the ma....


Reese Claims WSOP H.O.R.S.E. Title in Epic Battle with Bloch - Monday 17th of July 2006

By Aaron ToddChip Reese survived four all-in bets in heads up play vs. Andy Bloch, including one where he was dominated and two others where he was a virtual toss-up, to come from behind claim the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E.championship at the 2006 World Ser....


WSOP H.O.R.S.E. Notebook - Monday 17th of July 2006

By Aaron ToddThe final table of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament was the most anticipated event of the 2006 World Series of Poker thus far, with the line to get into the stands for the ESPN taping ringing around the aisles to the door of the Rio Al....


WSOP H.O.R.S.E. Tournament Down to Nine after 19 Hour "Day Two" - Monday 17th of July 2006

By Aaron ToddThe 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament may turn out to be the toughest test of poker skill and endurance in the history of the game. Play began at 2 p.m. PST yesterday afternoon with 127 players starting the....


WSOP H.O.R.S.E Finale Simply Amazing - Monday 17th of July 2006

By Ryan McLane The adjective amazing comes to mind. Exciting, intriguing, riveting, all those descriptors work. Hell, I'll just say it, the 2006 World Series of Poker $50,000 H.O.R.S.E tournament will have the most exciting final table ever pla....


Illinois Casino Grants Doled Out - Monday 17th of July 2006

ILLINOIS – As reported by the Chicago Tribune: "Programs aimed at improving literacy in Kane County received high marks Thursday from a special County Board subcommittee seeking to dole out more than $1 million in riverboat grants to 36 public and....


Two Jackpots Won at Trump Taj Mahal - Monday 17th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Two players at the TrumpTaj Mahal Casino Resorts (the "Taj Mahal") took home nearly a combined $2.3million after winning jackpots on Wheel of Fortune slot machines in themonth of June, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc....


Black Oak Casino Hosts California Open - Monday 17th of July 2006

TUOLUMNE, California – The 86th Northern CaliforniaOpen, brought to you by Black Oak Casino, will be held September 25 - 27 atSaddle Creek Resort, Copperopolis, California. This prestigious three-day event will offer a $65,000 purse. This ist....


New Home for UK Gambling Commission - Monday 17th of July 2006

BIRMINGHAM, England – As reported by the BBC News: "The Gambling Commission, which regulates the industry in the UK, is opening its new headquarters in Birmingham on Thursday. "The commission is one of the first public bodies to move to the city a....


Progressive Gaming, DEQ Systems Sign Deal - Monday 17th of July 2006

LEVIS, Quebec – Progressive Gaming(NASDAQ:PGIC) and DEQ(TSX VENTURE:DEQ.V) announced a joint cross licensing agreement aligning their table game side betting and jackpots strategies. This non-exclusive agreement grants DEQ a global license to se....


WSOP H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Format a Disgrace - Monday 17th of July 2006

By Aaron ToddLater this week, nine outstanding poker players will face off in arguably the most prestigious final table in poker history. Too bad the final day will be a sham.After some top professional players got tired of playing in an escalating ....


Colorado Tribal Casino Plans Move Ahead - Monday 17th of July 2006

COLORADO – As reported by the Durango Herald: "The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is moving forward with plans to build a new casino, hotel and convention center just north of Ignacio, with a planned spring 2008 opening."The tribe announced Tuesday its....


Michigan Tribe Gets More Support - Monday 17th of July 2006

WAYLAND, Michigan – As reported by the Grand Rapids Press: "The City Council is joining other governmental groups in showing support for an Indian tribe's casino plans. "Council members voted 6-1 to file an amicus brief in support of the Gun Lake ....


Kerzner Submits Singapore Bid - Sunday 16th of July 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by the Shanghai Daily: "Kerzner International Ltd, one of four bidders for Singapore's second casino-resort, plans to submit a proposal with an investment in excess of US$1.5 billion, Chairman Sol Kerzner said. "The owner o....


Iowa Casino Numbers Up - Sunday 16th of July 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Gamblers left behind a record $1.15 billion over the past 12 months at Iowa's riverboat and racetrack casinos, up 4.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, state records show."The casinos host....


Alberta Charity Casinos Bring in $1.7 Million - Sunday 16th of July 2006

CALGARY, Alberta – As reported by the Canmore Leader: "Non-profit groups in the Bow Valley know where to hold em', with more than $1.7 million in gambling revenues coming annually from casino nights hosted in Calgary, according to information pro....


Nebraska Casino Measure Removed from Ballot - Sunday 16th of July 2006

LINCOLN, Nebraska – As reported by the Beatrice Daily Sun: "Secretary of State John Gale said Wednesday that a measure asking voters to approve casino gambling will not be allowed on the November ballot."Gale said, however, that a measure asking v....


Golden Gaming to Run Hard Rock's Casino - Sunday 16th of July 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Hard Rock Hotel purchaser Morgans Hotel Group announced Wednesday it will contract with a small Las Vegas-based gaming company to manage the iconic casino.Golden Gaming, best recognized as the operator ....


Racino Royale Approved for Harness Racing - Sunday 16th of July 2006

SASKATCHEWAN – Racino Royale, Inc. (OTCBB:RCNR) ("RR") is pleased to announce that the Saskatchewan Liquor and GamingAuthority ("SLGA") has authorized the company's request to operate eightweeks of harness racing at Big Valley Raceway in Craven,....


Watkinson Wins WSOP Bracelet - Sunday 16th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Full Tilt Poker's Lee Watkinson knows how to make an entrance. Just days after becoming one of the online poker site's newest professional representatives, Watkinson played his way to his first career WSOP bracelet, winning ....


Powerball Jackpot Grows to $86 Million - Sunday 16th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – Even though the grand prize was nothit Wednesday evening, Powerball paid off BIG in multiple ways. One luckyticket won a $1 million prize with the Power Play option in Pennsylvania!In addition, four other lucky tickets won $200,0....


Bally Signed Deal with French Lick Casino - Sunday 16th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) announced today it has signed a contract with Blue Sky Casino, LLC (d/b/a French Lick Resort & Casino) to provide a complete systems solution and more than 300 slot machines for the new Fr....


WSOP H.O.R.S.E. Notes - Sunday 16th of July 2006

By Aaron ToddThe $50,000 World Series of Poker (WSOP) H.O.R.S.E. tournament generated a great deal of fan interest on Wednesday, and early on there was plenty for observers to talk about.After noticing that several cards were marked, Andy Bloch bent....


Frank Scoblete's WCC to Crown World Champion - Sunday 16th of July 2006

It's never been done before but Frank Scoblete's WCC (WorldCraps Championships) in Las Vegas will have 10 tournaments spread out over twofull days on July 22 and 23 with the 10th tournament crowning theWorld Craps Champion, who will win The Captain'....


WSOP H.O.R.S.E. Tournament is an "All-Star" Event - Sunday 16th of July 2006

By Aaron ToddOn Wednesday afternoon, a new era began at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).Event # 20 at the 37th annual competition, a $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament, is perhaps the most star-studded poker tournament in the history of the game.....


House Approves Online Casino Billing Ban - Thursday 13th of July 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "…On Tuesday, U.S. House members took a step toward banning online poker and other forms of Internet gambling. Lawmakers voted 317-93 to approve a measure that would prohibit banks and cr....


California Officials Debate Casino's Future - Thursday 13th of July 2006

CHICO, California – As reported by the Chico Press-Enterprise: "A simple vote Tuesday on potentially extending Chico police and fire service to a future Indian casino quickly devolved into a verbal melee among representatives of the city, Butte Co....


Singapore Casino Construction to Begin Soon - Thursday 13th of July 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by ChannelNewsAsia: "Las Vegas Sands Corp, which won a bid to build Singapore's first casino, is in talks with the government to refine the project's design and expects to start construction by the end of the year, a compan....


Mega Million Jackpot Growing - Thursday 13th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – So you think nobody wonTuesday's Mega Millions drawing? Not so. Even without a jackpot winner,there were more than 345,000 winning tickets. That includes four ticketsthat came within just one number of hitting the jackpot. Now th....


San Manuel Bingo Casino Sets Record - Thursday 13th of July 2006

LOS ANGELES, California – In celebration of their 20thAnniversary, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino undertook a magnificentfeat Friday night as they set a new Guinness World Record(TM) for "LargestBingo House". The attempt, held at Dodger Stad....


VendingData Closes Dolphin Acquisition - Thursday 13th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – VendingData(TM)Corporation (Amex: VNX), announced today that it has completed theacquisition of Melbourne, Australia based Dolphin Advanced Technologies PtyLtd. ("Dolphin"), including its manufacturing operations and all rema....


Century Casinos Opens New Casino - Thursday 13th of July 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY) announced today that the Company's new property, Century Casino & Hotel, in Central City, Colorado, has opened.In the fourth quarter 2006, Century Casinos plans to open another ne....


House Expected to Approve Online Gambling Bill - Thursday 13th of July 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by Reuters: "The U.S. House on Tuesday was expected to approve a Republican-written bill to crack down on Internet gambling, in what critics said was an election-year appeal to the party's conservative base."The bill a....


California Tribe, County Discuss Agreement - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

LAKEPORT , California – As reported by the Lake County Record-Bee: "An Upper Lake tribe will be before the Board of Supervisors today to discuss an agreement with the county that will manage the impacts that their proposed casino might have on the....


Liquidator Plans to Re-open Legenda Casino - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

PHILIPPINES – As reported by the Manila Standard: "The court-appointed liquidator of Legend International Resorts Inc. yesterday vowed to reopen the controversial Legenda Hotel and Casino in Subic without firingt a single employee. "Philippine Amu....


Keystone Redevelopment Partners Buys Land for Casino - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. ("Trump") (NASDAQ NMS: TRMP) announced today that Keystone Redevelopment Partners, LLC ("Keystone"), which has applied to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for one of two Category 2....


Playboy Poker Show Planned - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

LOS ANGELES, California – Playboy's Alta Loma Entertainmentannounced today that it has commissioned the Players Network (OTC BulletinBoard: PNTV) to produce "Playboy's Women of Poker," a multi-part televisionseries that will feature beautiful w....


MGM Mirage Names VPs - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – MGM Mirage has announced the appointment of Richard Vosburgh as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Mirage Resorts. Vosburgh will oversee human resources at all Mirage Resorts properties including Project CityCenter,....


Kansas City Tribal Casino Wins Court Decision - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "The defunct 7th Street Casino won a decision in federal court that could clear the way for gambling to resume across the street from Kansas City, Kan., City Hall."City and state officials....


Belle Rock Entertainment Gives Away Motorcycle - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

GIBRALTAR – For the month of July, players onthe leading online casinos and poker rooms of Belle Rock Entertainment willhave the chance to win a custom designed motorcycle built by Orange CountyChoppers, valued at $50,000. There is a catch howev....


Everest Casino Forms Slots Club - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – Everest Casino has formed an exclusive club catering to its slot machine players. Named "The Slots Club," slot machine players who join will be entitled to participate in monthly sweepstakes just for club members. "It's an ext....


Indiana Casino Revenues Up - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Northwest Indiana Times: "Gamblers dropped a total of $100 million at the five Northwest Indiana casinos in June, topping last year by 4.7 percent but sliding from $106.3 million in May."Statewide revenues hit $203 mil....


Harrods Casino Online Offers VIP Program - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

LONDON, England – Casino Online, the online casino from the world-famous upmarket department store in Knightsbridge London, has always been a favorite of high rollers due to its high paying games designed for serious players. Games such as the r....


Officials Might Bar Company From Atlantic City - Wednesday 12th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer: "A guilty plea by a former New York City police commissioner in a conflict-of-interest case could bolster a move by New Jersey gaming regulators to bar a construction company from ....


French Lick Casino Holds Second Job Fair - Tuesday 11th of July 2006

FRENCH LICK, Indiana – The unemployment rate in Orange County got a much needed boost recently when the French Lick Casino & Resort funneled 2,000 people through a job fair at West Baden Springs Hotel. Following the fair, which was held June 9-1....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $73 Million - Tuesday 11th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot is gettingbigger and bigger. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 526,707 playersacross the nation won a total of more than $4.8 million in prizes inAmerica's favorite Game. Because no one correctly match....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $29 Million - Tuesday 11th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – While no ticket matched fivenumbers plus the Mega Ball to win the estimated $22 million jackpot, theJuly 7, 2006 Mega Millions drawing produced a total of 319,673 winningtickets. The jackpot for the Tuesday, July 11 Mega Millions....


MGM Mirage Voice Foundation Sets a New Benchmark - Tuesday 11th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The MGM Mirage Voice Foundation today announced that more than $5.7 million was raised during its 2006 fundraising campaign. The Voice Foundation is the company's nonprofit, philanthropic entity that collects and disburses em....


Nevada Gold Retains Special Consultant - Tuesday 11th of July 2006

HOUSTON, Texas – Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN), today announced that Robert B. Sturges has been retained as a special consultant to assist management and the Company's investment banker, Libra Securities, in evaluating various transacti....


Las Vegas Casino Behind Others in Orchestra Support - Monday 10th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – As reported by the Las Vegas Business Press: "Las Vegas' casino industry sets the pace for people's entertainment dollars, but when it comes to supporting symphony orchestras, it may be trailing the pack."When J.L. Nave III was....


Isleta Casino Opens Fun Connection - Monday 10th of July 2006

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Isleta Casino and Resort and the 2005-06 NBA Development League Champion Albuquerque Thunderbirds invite you to attend the Grand Opening celebration of Isleta's new Fun Connection. Grand Opening ceremonies will include ....


Sparks Casino Vote Delayed - Monday 10th of July 2006

SPARKS, Nevada – As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "After hours of testimony stretching into this morning, the Sparks Planning Commission delayed a vote on whether a casino could be part of the Lazy 8 resort development in Spanish Springs.A....


Seneca Casino Holds Job Fairs - Sunday 9th of July 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Buffalo Business First: "The Seneca Allegany Casino has set a series of informational and job fair forums to line up new workers for its soon-to-open hotel and expanded Salamanca casino. "The forums will be held in a ....


Casino Du Liba Talks Delayed - Sunday 9th of July 2006

BEIRUT, Lebanon – As reported by the Lebanon Daily Star: "Prime Minister Fouad Siniora postponed Cabinet discussions on the sale of government shares in Casino du Liban until next month in order to avoid more political tension, sources said Thursd....


Mississippi Casino Site Expected to be Approved - Sunday 9th of July 2006

MISSISSIPPI – As reported by the Clarion Ledger: "The Mississippi Gaming Commission is expected to approve a site for a casino in D'Iberville today during a called meeting."West D'Iberville Development LLC has requested approval of a site that is ....


BC Casino Denied Liquor License - Sunday 9th of July 2006

VICTORIA, British Columbia – As reported by the Goldstream Gazette: "…Plugging the slots while downing a beer is still a no-go at Victoria's only casino after View Royal refused to support its bid for a new liquor licence Tuesday. "View Royal co....


Arkansas Mayor Won't Support Casino - Sunday 9th of July 2006

FORT SMITH, Arkansas – As reported by the Fort Smith Times Record: "Fort Smith Mayor Ray Baker said Thursday he is "deeply concerned" about a proposed riverfront casino."The United Keetoowah Band has purchased 10 acres north of the River Park even....


Harrah's, West Warwick Restart Talks - Sunday 9th of July 2006

WEST WARWICK, Rhode Island – As reported by the Providence Journal: "Harrah's Entertainment and the Town Council have restarted negotiations on a host-community agreement that could bring in millions of dollars in annual revenue if the Las Vegas c....


First Millionaire Raffle Prize Claimed - Sunday 9th of July 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – Maria S. Valencia of UpperDarby, Delaware County, is the first to claim a $1 million top prize fromthe Pennsylvania Lottery's July 4 Millionaire Raffle game. The selection of five $1 million top-prize raffle ticket ....


Study: Casino Patrons Want Entertainment - Sunday 9th of July 2006

ROCHESTER, New York – As casinos continue to investmoney into their facilities, a new survey shows that in the past 12 months,over half (59%) of U.S. adults say they have not visited a casino, whilehalf (51%) say they are not at all likely to vi....


Century Casino Opens Ahead of Schedule - Sunday 9th of July 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today that due to better-than-expected construction progress, the Company will open its new property, Century Casino & Hotel, in Central City, ....


World Series of Poker Circuit Announced - Sunday 9th of July 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) said the third season of the popular World Series of Poker Circuit will include 11 tournament stops that will bring high-stakes poker action and excitement to players at nine Harrah's-oper....


Prescott Tied to Casino Deal - Saturday 8th of July 2006

LONDON, England – As reported by the UK Guardian: "John Prescott's department was directly involved in plans for a mega casino at the Millennium Dome while the deputy prime minister was holding regular meetings with Philip Anschutz, the US billion....


Staten Island Hurt by Casino Shutdown - Friday 7th of July 2006

NEW JERSEY – As reported by the Staten Island Advance: "…New Jersey's governmental shutdown, which has closed Atlantic City casinos and canceled the state lottery, has ripple effects for Staten Island gamblers and the businesses that serve them.....


Oregon Tribe Applies for Off-Reservation Casino - Friday 7th of July 2006

OREGON – As reported by the Wilsonville Spokesman: "There's been all kinds of talk about all kinds of casino proposals in the Portland area. "But never one so close to home. "The Klamath Tribes of Oregon have asked the federal government fo....


Manitoba Plans Casino Feasibility Study - Friday 7th of July 2006

MANITOBA – As reported by the Ontario Business Edge: "The Manitoba government is looking at whether there should be more Aboriginal casinos in the province."The province's gaming control commission is going to hire a company to conduct a market st....


Powerball Jackpot Grows to $62 Million - Friday 7th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 398,732players across the nation won a total of more than $2.9 million in prizesin America's favorite Game. Because no one corr....


Online Casinos Benefit from AC Shut Down - Friday 7th of July 2006

NEW YORK – With the New Jersey government shutdown for the fifth straight day, causing the first closure of the city'scasinos in more than a quarter century, gamblers have not missed a beat,turning to online casinos like Sportsbook.com for their....


Online Bingo Wins with Smoking Ban - Friday 7th of July 2006

SCOTLAND – Leading online bingo site OnlineBingo.co.uk has learned that Scottish bingo fans hit by the smoking ban are flocking to online bingo sites so they can still smoke whilst playing.Since the ban came into effect three months ago, five bi....


Interest Groups Lining Up to Lobby on Web Gambling - Friday 7th of July 2006

WASHINGTON, DC As reported by the New York Times: "While Internet gamblers lay down big money on World Cup soccer this summer, teams of lobbyists are facing off on Capitol Hill in a contest over whether the United States should choke off the growth....


Trump, Gambling Stocks Drop as Atlantic City Casinos Shut Down - Friday 7th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey As reported by Bloomberg: "Shares of casino companies including Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. fell after Atlantic City's casinos shut down for the first time in their 28-year history today, casualties of a budget impass....


Prescott Forced to Declare Ranch Visit - Friday 7th of July 2006

LONDON, England As reported by the Guardian: "John Prescott executed a rapid U-turn today and bowed to pressure to register his stay with the American billionaire owner of the Dome after it was revealed he was being investigated by the parliamentar....


Blackpool Police Site Depends on Casino Bid - Friday 7th of July 2006

BLACKPOOL, England – As reported by the Blackpool is to get a new multi-million pound police headquarters – providing the town scoops the jackpot in the UK's great super-casino stakes."The resort's ageing Bonny Street station – together with t....


Thief Steals $75,000 in Chips - Friday 7th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "A thief stole 15 gaming chips Monday valued at $75,000 from a high-roller blackjack table."State Police in the Division of Gaming Enforcement said the theft occurred about 6 p....


Gambling Beyond Nevada: By-The-Sea Change - Friday 7th of July 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey Atlantic City has taken a page from the Las Vegas playbook.With last week's soft opening of The Pier at Caesars, a $200 million high-end retail-and-dining venue adjacent to Caesars Atlan....


Pennsylvania Raffle Produces Millionaires - Friday 7th of July 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Lottery'sIndependence Day Millionaire Raffle game has produced five newmillionaires. The selection of five $1 million top-prize raffle ticketnumbers and five $100,000 second-prize raffle ticket numbers....


Exec: Casinos Could Lose $20 Million a Day - Friday 7th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Atlantic City casinos could lose more than $20 million a day in revenue and cut thousands of jobs, an industry executive said on Wednesday, as a New Jersey budget impasse forced operators to halt operations."All 12 of....


Century Casinos Joins Russell 2000 Index - Friday 7th of July 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY) announced today that the Company has been selected to join the Russell 2000® Index as of July 3, 2006.The Russell 2000® Index offers investors access to the small-cap segment of....


Gala Expected to Top Biggest Firm List - Friday 7th of July 2006

ENGLAND – As reported by the Scotsman: "Britain's love affair with shopping and gambling is reflected in the latest league table of the country's biggest private companies. "Gala, the betting and bingo firm, is expected to take top spot ahead of t....


Scottish Smoking Ban Sees Bingo Takings Fall - Friday 7th of July 2006

SCOTLAND As reported by Ireland Online: "One of the UK's biggest bingo chains today said revenues had fallen 14% in Scotland following the introduction of a smoking ban."Mecca Bingo, which is owned by Rank Group, experienced a 6% drop in admissions....


Lawrenceburg Agrees to Gambling Proceeds Deal - Friday 7th of July 2006

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal: "One little-noticed detail of the deal to bring a Honda assembly plant to Greensburg could have significant implications for Harrison County and other places that get money fro....


Prescott in Casino Controversy - Friday 7th of July 2006

LONDON, England – As reported by the BBC News: "Parliament's watchdog is to contact John Prescott about his visit to the ranch of the man who wants to open Britain's first super-casino. "Tories have asked Sir Philip Mawer to investigate whether th....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $50 Million - Friday 7th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot is on the move.No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 424,596 players across the nation wona total of more than $3.4 million in prizes in America's favorite Game. Because no one correctly matched all six nu....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows - Friday 7th of July 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot is growing once againin Mega Millions. Less than a week after a ticket sold in Genoa, Ohio wonan estimated $23 million jackpot, Mega Millions excitement is building. Atotal of 365,385 tickets from coast to coast were ....


Casino Firms Say They Can Weather Jersey Shutdown - Friday 7th of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "Atlantic City casinos could close Wednesday if a state budget crisis isn't averted today, but gambling companies with ties to Northern Nevada are not expected to take a big hit."In....


Online Casino Launches New Software - Friday 7th of July 2006

GIBRALTAR – Online Casino, the leading casino website for beginning and intermediate level players, recently launched the latest version of its industry-acclaimed casino software.The new software version includes four new video slots games, a re....


Empire Racing Pleased with Franchise Applications - Friday 7th of July 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Business Review: "The CEO of Empire Racing Associates LLC said the high number of potential bidders on the racing franchise now held by the New York Racing Association could mean good things for his group."Jeff Perlee....


Magna Exec Steps Down - Thursday 6th of July 2006

AURORA, Ontario – Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC") (NASDAQ: MECA) announced today that Paul Cellucci will leave his position as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development effective June 30th. He will continue to be involved with MEC, wor....


Mosaic at Harrah's Joliet Raises the Bar for Casino Dining - Thursday 6th of July 2006

Rest assured that the Greater Chicago gambling market has come of age when a master chef of the stature of Rick Bayless appears as part of the grand opening celebration for a new casino restaurant.But then, Mosaic at Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hot....


Scientific Games Wins Contract - Sunday 2nd of July 2006

NEW YORK, New York – Scientific Games (Nasdaq:SGMS) has been awarded a contract to replace the legacy sports bettingsystem of Norway's state-owned Norsk Tipping. The contract, tenderedthrough a competitive public procurement process, is valued a....


California Casino Proposal Rejected - Sunday 2nd of July 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireCALIFORNIA – A California legislative committee late Wednesday dealt a blow to the prospects of side-by-side tribal casinos opening in Barstow, but proponents of the venture some 120 miles from the Nevada border....


Rhode Island Casino Ballot Debate Begins - Sunday 2nd of July 2006

PROVIDENCE. Rhode Island – As reported by the Providence Journal: "The battle over the November casino referendum has begun."Since late May, the debate has been dominated by the Las Vegas-based Harrah's Entertainment and Harrah's-affiliated advoca....


Borgata Opens $200 Million Expansion Project - Sunday 2nd of July 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGM) today announced the opening of its public space expansion at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City. The newly o....


Betfair Poker Adds to Poker Festival Prize Pool - Sunday 2nd of July 2006

IRELAND – Betfair Poker will add €10,000 to the "Main Event" prize pool at the Irish Classic Poker Festival. Cork's Macau Casino is hosting the festival and has teamed up with Betfair Poker to put on the Main Event. With an expected 170 runner....


Wembley Plans Scrapped - Saturday 1st of July 2006

WEMBLEY, England – As reported by the Wembley and Kingsbury Times: "Plans to build a super casino and city academy school in Wembley appear dead in the water as a new administration takes charge of the borough."A Liberal Democrat-Conservative coal....


Schwarzenegger Threatens Casino Closure - Saturday 1st of July 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "Just weeks after extending an olive branch to the state's most powerful Indian tribes, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is threatening to try to shut down six of their casinos – including two o....


Down to the First Final Table at the WSOP - Saturday 1st of July 2006

By Ryan McLane Three World Series of Poker events (WSOP) will run simultaneously today, a sign that the momentum is building here at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino as players gear towards the Main Event and poker immortality. The fina....


New Obstacle in Thunder Valley Casino Lawsuit - Saturday 1st of July 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Gold County Press-Tribute: "A new legal wrangle unfolded Tuesday in a Placer County Superior Court harassment and discrimination case filed by seven former female Thunder Valley Casino employees."Casino manager Stat....