Casino and Gambling news stories from Jun 2006

Arizona Lottery Celebrates 25th Anniversary - Friday 30th of June 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona – The Arizona Lottery marks its 25thAnniversary next month, tallying nearly $2 billion in contributions to thestate since its creation in 1981. Activities to commemorate the momentousoccasion will be rolled out all year, startin....


MCAM Renews Contract - Friday 30th of June 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – Today MoneyCenters of America (OTC Bulletin Board: MCAM), a provider of cash access,transaction management systems, and financial networks for the gamingindustry, announced it has renewed a multi-year contract with one of itsexist....


GTECH Extends Minnesota Lottery Contract - Friday 30th of June 2006

WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island – GTECH HoldingsCorporation (NYSE: GTK) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary,GTECH Corporation, signed a two-year contract extension with the MinnesotaState Lottery to commence on February 9, 2011. The co....


Tioga Grand Opening Delayed - Friday 30th of June 2006

HOUSTON, Texas – Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN), today announced that the grand opening of Tioga Downs Racetrack, which was scheduled for today, has been delayed due to weather conditions. Tioga Downs hopes to open on Saturday, July 1, ....


Mortensen Leads WSOP Event #2 After Day One - Friday 30th of June 2006

By Ryan McLaneThe 2006 World Series of Poker's (WSOP) record-breaking field of 2,776 players in Event #2 was whittled down to 122 on Tuesday night at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. Juan Carlos Mortensen is in the lead with $127,000 chips after....


Pennsylvania Board Approves Licenses - Friday 30th of June 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania GamingControl Board today voted unanimously to approve licenses for threecompanies that filed applications to be manufacturers of slot machines andassociated equipment in the Commonwealth. Separately, ....


Coventry Bid Snubbed - Friday 30th of June 2006

COVENTRY, England – As reported by icCoventry: "Coventry's campaign to get back in the running for Britain's first supercasino has suffered a major blow."Politicians from the city have been lobbying to get it back on the shortlist vying to host th....


Powerball Jackpot Grows to $40 Million - Friday 30th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 369,087players across the nation won a total of more than $4.1 million in prizesin America's favorite Game. Because no one corr....


Pauma Tribe, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe Team Up - Friday 30th of June 2006

PAUMA INDIAN RESERVATION, California – As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune: "Indian gaming in San Diego's North County is about to get a whole lot bigger. "Confirming rumors that have swirled for months, the Pauma Indian band and Connecticu....


Stanley Leisure to Stay in Liverpool - Friday 30th of June 2006

LIVERPOOL, England – As reported by icLiverpool: "Stanley Leisure's headquarters will remain in Liverpool even if a proposed merger with a rival London-based casino operator goes ahead, the Daily Post can reveal."Stanley this week confirmed it was....


Lotteries, Casinos Booming in South Korea - Friday 30th of June 2006

SOUTH KOREA – As reported by the Korea Times: "In what is seen as a harbinger of change in the pecking order in the legal gambling industry, lotteries and casinos are booming in contrast to a decline in the traditional industry's mainstay of horse....


Online Bingo Community Donates to American Cancer Society - Friday 30th of June 2006

– The BingoPalace.com community was saddened to learn Nancy Faulkner, one of the original members from 1999, recently lost her battle with breast cancer. Nancy, who played under the alias "Snuffy", was a well liked member of the BingoPalace.com ....


Ohio Ticket Wins Mega Millions Jackpot - Thursday 29th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions is on a hotstreak. For the third time this month, the game has produced anotherjackpot winner! One ticket in the Tuesday, June 27, 2006 drawing matchedall six numbers to win the estimated $23 million jackpot. The wi....


Riviera Holdings Sets Date for Vote on Merger - Thursday 29th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Riviera Holdings Corporation (Amex: RIV) announced today that August 8, 2006 has been set as the date for Riviera's meeting of shareholders to vote to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Riv Acquisition Holdings Inc., wh....


Isle of Capri Casinos Names New Exec - Thursday 29th of June 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) officials announced today the appointment of Kim Hardy as vice president and general manager of the company's Waterloo, Iowa property expected to open in Spring 2007.Hardy brings e....


Record Crowds Gather for 37th Annual WSOP - Thursday 29th of June 2006

By Ryan McLaneThe line to the cashier's booth was 100 deep at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino as players scrambled to snatch up the last seats to the first open event of the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP).Those who....


Aristocrat Leisure Completes Sale - Wednesday 28th of June 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Aristocrat Herald Sun: "Gaming machine company Aristocrat Leisure has completed the sale of a 28 per cent interest in its African operations to a local partner."Aristocrat said it would record a net profit of about $....


Pagcor Expansion Criticized - Wednesday 28th of June 2006

PHILIPPINES – As reported by the Manila Standard Today: "Despite jobs for residents and millions to the city coffers, one official thinks that Manila has one casino too many. "The state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. is set to open more....


Microgaming Awards Record Breaking Pot - Wednesday 28th of June 2006

A considerable slice of poker history was made recently at Microgaming's Poker Network, when a heads up game delivered the largest pot in online poker history. The two players, who at one stage had $800,000 on the table between them, played a $465....


Pennsylvania Gaming Money Funds Tax Cut - Wednesday 28th of June 2006

NANTICOKE, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Governor Edward G.Rendell today signed Special Session House Bill 39 (SS HB 39) into law atthe home of Nellie Hughes, which will completely eliminate the Nanticokewoman's property tax burden, as well as pro....


Olympia Gaming Plans Sparks Casino - Wednesday 28th of June 2006

SPARKS, Nevada – Today, The City of Sparks and REDDevelopment, LLC announced that Olympia Gaming LLC, one of SouthernNevada's top real estate and casino developers, will build a casino resortand spa as part of The Legends at Sparks Marina outdoo....


Pennsylvania Millionaire Raffle Sold-Out - Wednesday 28th of June 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – Tickets for the PennsylvaniaLottery's Fourth of July Millionaire Raffle game have sold out in fiveweeks. Sales of Millionaire Raffle tickets began on May 23, and were tocontinue for six weeks until 5 p.m. on July 4,....


Edinburgh Casino Gets Green Light - Wednesday 28th of June 2006

EDINBURGH, Scotland – As reported by the Scotsman News: "A £7 million casino on the site of a former Fountainbridge nightclub has been given the go-ahead after its operator agreed to close one of its other outlets in the Capital. "The Stanley Cir....


Sheffield Task Group Debate Casino Issues - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

SHEFFIELD, England – As reported by the Yorkshire Post Today: "An independent task group has been set up to debate the pros and cons of having a regional casino in Sheffield."Two months ago Sheffield was put on a shortlist of eight cities with a c....


Leeds Drafts Gambling Rules - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

LEEDS, England – As reported by the Yorkshire Post Today: "With new laws that change how and where people can gamble coming into force next year, Leeds City Council is drawing up a blueprint to help it deal with the overhaul."Under new gambling le....


Smoking Ban Burns Windsor Bingo Parlours - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

WINDSOR, Ontario As reported by the Canadian Press: "Nearly a month into Ontario's smoking ban, Windsor bingo hall operators say many Michigan customers are staying home."Business has dropped so much at some bingo parlours that owners are consideri....


Seniors May Benefit from Pittsburgh Casino - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "…With Allegheny County having the nation's second-highest concentration of senior citizens, and with Pittsburgh poised to get one of the state's 14 casino licenses, it's o....


Catholic School Parents Support Gambling Funds - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

EDMONTON, Alberta – As reported by the Edmonton Sun: "Edmonton's Catholic school parents aren't ready to fold on casino fundraisers just because the church frowns on gambling, says one Edmonton Catholic School Board trustee. "'The feedback I've re....


Riverboats Casino Cruise on Shallow Water - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Iowa's new riverboat casinos have plenty of glitz and gambling, but they don't have any rivers."Neither the Diamond Jo Worth Casino on Interstate Highway 35 near the Minnesota border nor the Wild Ros....


Jamul Tribe Changes Casino Plans - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

JAMUL INDIAN RESERVATION, California – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "The Jamul tribe's proposed high-rise casino and hotel is now planned to be built in two phases, the first of which will be less than half the height of the towerin....


Malaysian Company Buys Vietnamese Casino - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

VIETNAM – As reported by Viet Nam Net: "Kamal Armel, executive director of Singapore-based Riard, the marketing agent of Rick Lee, confirmed to the Daily last Thursday that the Malaysian company had bought the ground-floor casino from the Korean o....


Illinois Casinos to Start Carding Younger Patrons - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – As reported by the PJ Star: "As of Aug. 15, the East Peoria-based Par-A-Dice and Illinois' other eight casinos will start carding every customer who appears to be age 30 or younger."The Illinois Gaming Board, which regulate....


US Casino May Benefit from Ontario Smoking Ban - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

NIAGARA FALLS, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "Seneca Niagara Casino executives hope that where there's smoke, there's more money. "A new indoor smoking ban that became law late last month across the Niagara River in Ontario now makes....


NY Company Gambles on Ontario Casino - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

WOODSTOCK, Ontario – As reported by the London Free Press: "A New York-based holding company could be bucking insurmountable odds in a proposal for a Woodstock hotel-casino. "First Guardian Financial Corp. says it plans to take part in a joint ven....


Seneca Gaming Appoints New Execs - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Buffalo Business First: "Seneca Gaming Inc., which is losing its top executive next month, has reinforced its upper management with a series of appointments. "Joseph D'Amato, Seneca Gaming's senior vice president of f....


Casino Giants in Merger Talks - Tuesday 27th of June 2006

ENGLAND – As reported by the UK Telegraph: "Stanley Leisure is in talks with rival casino operator London Clubs International about a £700m nil-premium merger that would create one of the country's largest gambling groups. Talks about who would b....


Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $16 Million - Monday 26th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – The Friday, June 23, 2006 MegaMillions drawing brought out the winners! A total of 368,062 tickets fromcoast to coast won Mega Millions prizes, including two tickets that eachwon $250,000. However, no ticket matched all six numbe....


MGM Mirage Sets Project CityCenter Foundation - Monday 26th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – With more than 10,000 cubic yards of concrete delivered by convoy, MGM Mirage set the foundation today for the transformation of the Las Vegas Strip. Project CityCenter, an unprecedented $7 billion urban metropolis, will be ....


Empress Casino Report Dampened by Layoffs - Monday 26th of June 2006

JOLIET, Illinois – As reported by the Illinois Herald News: "An enthusiastic report on the Empress Casino Thursday was dampened a bit by questions about recent layoffs."Empress management, city officials and other community leaders extolled the va....


Tribal Casino Legislation Dies - Monday 26th of June 2006

ALBANY, New York – As reported by the Albany Times Herald-Record: "Long-shot legislation to give two Wisconsin-based Indian tribes casinos in the Catskills and settle land claim lawsuits the tribes have against the state, died in the Legislature j....


Auburn Council Votes for Seneca Casino - Monday 26th of June 2006

AUBURN, New York – As reported by the Auburn Citizen: "One by one, speakers in the Auburn City Council's public comment period praised Mayor Tim Lattimore for his passionate pursuit of economic development."But the majority of the speakers - 12 of....


Treasure Bay Casino Re-opens - Monday 26th of June 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger: "Eighty-one slot machines and a restaurant that features Asian Cajun crawfish as its signature dish attracted a steady stream of customers to Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel in Bil....


Hopefuls Seek Buffalo Casino Job - Monday 26th of June 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "Nearly a thousand prospective blackjack dealers, pit cashiers, food service workers, security guards and even accountants packed an employment preview for the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in dow....


Nebraska Tribes Stop Using Paid Petition Circulators - Monday 26th of June 2006

OMAHA, Nebraska – The coalition of Native American tribal governments in Nebraska circulating the petition proposing to allow casino-style gaming for economic and community development purposes haschosen to discontinue the use of paid petition c....


Harrah's Releases Telecast Schedule for WSOP - Monday 26th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) announced today that ESPN will telecast 32 hours of original programming of the 2006 World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee's Best Light. The ESPN telecasts will be aired every Tu....


PokerTek Signs Contract with Hollywood Park Casino - Monday 26th of June 2006

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEK) today announced that Hollywood Park Casino, one of the three largest card clubs in California, has agreed to install an initial six PokerPro(TM) tables for a 90 day trial period.After announc....


MGM Mirage Appoints Tom Peck as Senior VP - Monday 26th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – MGM Mirage has announced the appointment of Tom Peck as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Peck will be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the company's Information Technology (IT) depa....


Teen Faces Top Players - Sunday 25th of June 2006

COSTA RICA – A 19-year-old from North Carolina takes his shot at poker glory Thursday night when he faces Josh Arieh, one of the top players in the world, for $12,000 in the Bodog.com Poker Room. Justin Hendricks of Chapel Hill, N.C., qualified ....


Devilfish and Hilger Add to Quality of Hot Poker Book Arrivals - Sunday 25th of June 2006

Like an exciting, electric light show, the parade of fascinating, illuminating poker books continues as the most exciting time of the year arrives for players and fans World Series of Poker action. Among best of the newest arrivals are Des Wilson's....


Calgary Casino Construction Begins - Sunday 25th of June 2006

CALGARY, Alberta – As reported by the Calgary Sun: "Construction on a controversial $27-million First Nation casino-hotel project west of the city can proceed after a Calgary judge granted an injunction preventing protesters from interfering furth....


Fred Segal Plans Las Vegas Store - Sunday 25th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Fred Segal, the Los Angeles fashionlandmark that has attracted the fashionable and famous for decades,announced plans to open a store in the W Las Vegas Hotel, Casino &Residences when it opens in 2009. Located at the corner o....


Powerball Jackpot Grows to $20 Million - Sunday 25th of June 2006

UNITED STATES –- The Powerball jackpot is on the moveagain. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 351,470players across the nation won a total of more than $4.2 million in prizesin America's favorite Game. Because no one ....


Pennsylvania Lottery Launches HumonGUS Bucks - Sunday 25th of June 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania -– HumonGUS BUCKS, a new $5Pennsylvania Lottery instant game on sale June 27, offers a second-chancedrawing that will award three winners an opportunity to attend a Lotterytelevision commercial shoot with Gus, the second....


InterCasino Progressive Jackpot Continues to Grow - Sunday 25th of June 2006

InterCasino's popular Millionaires Club progressive jackpot rose to over the $3.2 million mark and continues to grow at an exponential rate, driven by increasing number of players are logging into the game to our special online slots. This new rec....


Harrah's Releases Survey Results - Sunday 25th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada A new national survey demonstrates Americans' enthusiasm for casino gambling and their desire to experience a broad array of entertainment choices offered by gambling venues in states throughout the country.Profile of the Americ....


New Discovery Gives Average Blackjack Players the Edge Over the Casino! - Sunday 25th of June 2006

For Immediate Release:A new discovery now makes it possible for average blackjackplayers to get the edge over the casinos. In a new book, The Golden Touch DiceControl Revolution! Frank Scoblete reveals two new methods called Speed Countand OBS, whic....


Mega Millions Winner Steps Forward - Sunday 25th of June 2006

LA QUINTA, California – As reported by the Press Enterprise: " The winner of a recent $34 million jackpot from the Mega Millions California Lottery has stepped forward to collect his prize, according to a lottery news release."Thomas Thornton, who....


Bingo Is Still Alive - Sunday 25th of June 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "Bingo isn't dead yet. "The smoking ban was bad for bingo's health. And competition from high-stakes games and casinos was the death blow for many games. "However, the traditional form of the ga....


Station Casino Looks for Community Feedback - Sunday 25th of June 2006

RENO, Nevada – As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "Station Casinos Inc. is submitting initial plans to the city for its planned $500 million south Reno project, Mt. Rose Station Casino Resort, but is asking the community to help fill in the ....


Wisconsin Ranks High in Tribal List - Sunday 25th of June 2006

WISCONSIN – As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Wisconsin's $1.2 billion in 2005 tribal gambling receipts ranked it ninth among 23 states with Indian casinos, while the nearly $71 million that Wisconsin collected last year in casino re....


Caribbean Nation Pushing for Talks With U.S. Over Internet Gambling Restrictions - Sunday 25th of June 2006

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA As reported by the Thoroughbred Times: "In a document made public on Tuesday, the twin island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda pressed for discussions with the United States over its restrictions on Internet gambling."The....


Harrah's Tops IT List - Sunday 25th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada For the eighth consecutive year, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) was selected as one of the best places to work for information technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld.Harrah's was ranked No. 22 in this year's 'B....


Tribal Chief Frustrated Over Casino Debate - Sunday 25th of June 2006

CHARLESTOWN, Rhode Island – As reported by the Chariho Times: " - The road to building a casino in Rhode Island has been long, winding through thick political debate. This month has marked a decidedly optimistic point for the Narragansett Indian T....


New Gambling Boat Free to Set Sail - Sunday 25th of June 2006

LONG ISLAND, New York As reported by Newsday: "A controversial casino gambling boat grounded two weeks ago by a judge's order after facing opposition from Islip town officials and Bay Shore residents is sailing again."Acting State Supreme Court Jus....


Casino Discrimination Case Hits Snag - Sunday 25th of June 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Auburn Journal: "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 Station Casinos....


Casino Worker Fills Last Spot on VCVB Board - Sunday 25th of June 2006

VICKSBURG, Missouri As reported by the Vicksburg Post: "All 11 slots on the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau are full with Warren County supervisors approving the nomination of Renay Jenkins to the tourism board Monday."Jenkins, an 11-year ....


Council Bluff Casinos Numbers Mixed - Sunday 25th of June 2006

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – As reported by the Daily Nonpariel News: "Council Bluffs casinos totaled $39.1 million in gross receipts for May, up $1.3 million from the same month last year but down about $1.5 million from April's $40.6 million, accordin....


Cherokee Casino Sallisaw Opens - Sunday 25th of June 2006

SALLISAW, Oklahoma – As reported by the Muskogee Phoenix: "It's the first day of work for 150 people Wednesday, as Cherokee Casino Sallisaw opens its doors to the public for the first time at noon."The spacious 22,000-square-foot casino will be a....


Casino Changes Everything for California Tribe - Sunday 25th of June 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Union-Democrat: "Within just five years, virtually everything has changed for the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk. "The Tuolumne Rancheria, where many tribal members live, was once a drug-dealers' haven avoided by most outs....


NJ Lawmakers Want Casino Tax Hike - Sunday 25th of June 2006

TRENTON, New Jersey – As reported by the Asbury Park Press: "As lawmakers scramble for alternatives to Gov. Corzine's proposed tax increases, some have turned their eyes to Atlantic City, where they believe casinos should pay more to help balance ....


Tribal Gaming Revenue Soars - Sunday 25th of June 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireCALIFORNIA American Indian casinos enjoyed a 15.6 percent increase in gaming revenue nationally during 2005, fueled by the ever-booming gambling market in California, according to a report authored by a Los Angel....


Harrah's Closes Reno Hilton Sale - Saturday 24th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) said today that the previously announced sale of the Reno Hilton hotel-casino to Grand Sierra Resort Corp., and certain gaming assets to an affiliate of the Navegante Group, has closed.Harrah's En....


Mega Millions Falls Short of Expectations - Saturday 24th of June 2006

SACRAMENTO, California – As reported by the Monterey County Herald: "One year after California joined the multistate Mega Millions lottery game, sales have fallen short of expectations, and the new game has hurt sales of the existing Super Lotto p....


Washington Lottery Winner Still Missing - Saturday 24th of June 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Somewhere in a wallet, in a purse, or maybe in a Dumpster, lies a Washington lottery ticket worth $6.3 million. "And whoever has it might not know about the gold mine. No one has claimed....


UK Pushes for Offshore Gambling Controls - Saturday 24th of June 2006

LONDON, England As reported by the UK Financial Times: "Britain hopes to persuade the offshore centres that are reaping the lion's share of the explosion in online gambling to sign up to new controls on the sites."Tessa Jowell, the culture secretar....


Pennsylvania Court Revives Track, Casino Plans - Saturday 24th of June 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "A state appeals court has revived a Lawrence County family's hopes of opening a horse racing track and casino while dealing a blow to another group's plans to do the same in Beaver Coun....


Resort Sale Jeopardizes Pittsburgh Casino - Saturday 24th of June 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "The sale of Seven Springs Mountain Resort to a part-owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates will create a conflict of interest that could stack the odds against a proposed gambling casino there....


NY to Atlantic City Casino Train Planned - Saturday 24th of June 2006

NEWARK, New Jersey – As reported by the Asbury Park Press: "An express train to take high rollers to and from the Big Apple to Atlantic City could hit the rails by fall 2007, and casinos are picking up the fare."NJ Transit's board of trustees appr....


Oregon Casino Supporters Plan for 2008 - Saturday 24th of June 2006

OREGON – As reported by the Oregonian: "The sponsors of a package of initiatives aimed for November that would pave the way for a nontribal gambling casino in east Multnomah County abandoned that effort Monday but vowed to return with a set of sim....


Lima Council Approves Casino Agreement - Saturday 24th of June 2006

LIMA, Ohio – As reported by the Lima News: "Opponents of a Lima casino made their voices heard loud and clear, but Lima City Council opted to move forward with an agreement anyway. "Some 100 people came to Lima City Council's meeting on Monday,....


Wycombe Considers Gamgling - Saturday 24th of June 2006

HIGH WYCOMBE, England – As reported by the Bucks Free Press: "Gambling the night away at a swanky casino could be on the cards for people in High Wycombe or Marlow."Roulette wheels, blackjack and poker tables could be odds on in the future, accord....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $16 Million - Saturday 24th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions players across thecountry can play for a larger jackpot this week. When Tuesday's winningnumbers were drawn, they turned 347,568 tickets into Mega Millions winners.Each of those tickets matched one of Mega Milli....


Ukrainian Catholic Church Protests Casino Next to Cathedral - Wednesday 21st of June 2006

KIEV, Ukraine As reported by the Catholic News Service: "The Ukrainian Catholic Church has protested plans to open a casino next to its new cathedral in Kiev."Kiev City Council officials had allowed an investment company, Terra Capital, to buy the ....


Riverside Casino Holding Job Fairs - Wednesday 21st of June 2006

RIVERSIDE, Iowa As reported by KWWL.com: "It's been just more than a year since four Iowa communities got word they would be the next sites for casinos. That has generated excitement over the prospect of hundreds of new jobs. Saturday people lined ....


Renovated Jupiters Casino Revealed - Wednesday 21st of June 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Townsvillew Bulletin: "Welcome to the glitz and the glamour of Jupiters casino's new $3.5 million revamp."The casino has had a major refurbishment, which includes a new entrance, complete with gold square-studded col....


Minority-Owned Casino's Backers Like Long Shots - Wednesday 21st of June 2006

PHILADELPHIA As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer: "The odds aren't good."With the exception of American Indians, minority groups historically have not succeeded in winning casino licenses in any of the 48 states that permit some form of gambli....


Stanley Leisure Acquires Harbour House Casino - Wednesday 21st of June 2006

ENGLAND – As reported by UK Daily Post: "Stanley Leisure splashed out £5.9m on the Harbour House Casino group yesterday, the latest in its string of national acquisitions. "The decision to buy the Southampton casino operator is Liverpool-based St....


Tribe Bets on Smaller Casino - Wednesday 21st of June 2006

LA POSTA INDIAN RESERVATION, California – As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune: "…The La Posta Indian band is hoping that scenic view – and an indoor-outdoor International House of Pancakes restaurant – will entice gamblers to drive a ....


Harrah's Campaign Most Expensive - Wednesday 21st of June 2006

RHODE ISLAND – As reported by the Providence Journal: "The Harrah's-financed casino drive has now officially earned its place among the most expensive State House lobbying campaigns in history if not the most expensive."Through April 30, Harrah's....


Long Beach Casino Debate Resurfaces - Wednesday 21st of June 2006

LONG BEACH, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Hurricane Katrina ripped up Long Beach's waterfront and brought an old debate to the surface: Should this city allow casinos?"City officials of this bedroom community have repeatedly....


Billionaire Pack Helps with Gambling Empire - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

AUSTRALIA As reported by the Australian: "James Packer is tapping an exclusive circle of second-generation and third-generation billionaires to build his international gambling empire."In Russia, he owes his major new gambling venture to his friend....


Subic Casino Owner Warns Against Closure - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

SUBIC, Philippines – As reported by the Manila Standard Today: "Malaysian casino operator Legends International Resorts Ltd. yesterday warned the closure of its local operations, Legenda Hotel Casino in Subic, by state-run Philippine Amusement and....


Judge Seals Suit Over French Lick Casino - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal: "The two companies that joined forces to build Indiana's 11th casino — now under construction in French Lick — are embroiled in a lawsuit that has been sealed by a judge in Orange County....


Oklahoma Ticket Wins $101.8 Million Powerball Jackpot - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – One lucky player in Oklahoma matchedall 6 numbers Saturday and walked away with the $101.8 million jackpot. Thewinner will now have to decide to either take the 29-year, 30-installmentannuity, or the one time cash "lump sum" amou....


Showdown Poker Tour Signs Matt Savage - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

Soren Hansen and Teddy Vendersbo - founders of Showdown Poker Tour said, "Matt is really a dream coming true for Showdown Poker Tour. We are extremely pleased to announce the worlds best poker tournament director - Matt Savage."Matt's accomplishme....


PGI System Receives Initial Approval in New Jersey - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Progressive Gaming International Corporation (NASDAQ:PGIC) a leading provider of diversified products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide announced today that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement's Techni....


Pinnacle Entertainment Increases Investment in St. Louis Project - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the scope and budget of the Company's casino resort under construction in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. The Company has adde....


Century Casinos Acquires Interest in Casinos Poland Ltd. - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today that the Company's Austrian subsidiary, Century Casinos Europe GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of G5 Sp. z o.o....


Rhythm City Casino Allowed to Move - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Quad-City Times: "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to allow Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. to move the Rhythm City Casino riverboat 380 feet east upstream. "The move allows the casino to develop a $43.1 milli....


California Tribe Continues Casino Effort - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

BARSTOW, California – As reported by the Desert Dispatch: "Despite the thumping Measure H received at the polls, the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe will continue to try build a casino here, the tribal chairman Charles F. Wood said Thursday."Measure H, on....


Lakes Entertainment Signs $105 Million Credit Agreement - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq:LACO) announced today that it plans to enter into a $105 million credit agreement through a wholly-owned subsidiary with the Banc of America Securities, LLC (BAS) serving as sole lead arran....


Poll Shows Support for Ohio Tribal Casino - Tuesday 20th of June 2006

LIMA, Ohio – As reported by the Lima News: "Preliminary poll results show strong and diverse support across Allen County for an Eastern Shawnee Tribe casino and resort development. "Early data released Thursday by the tribe from a poll done ear....


Progressive Gaming International Appoints New CFO - Monday 19th of June 2006

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


Nooksack Casino Land Swap Likely - Monday 19th of June 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Bellingham Herald: "As the Nooksack Indian Tribe prepares to build a casino north of Lynden, elected officials continue to suggest moving the project out of the county's farmland and near the city of Sumas."To buoy ....


Las Vegas Strip Booms Again - Monday 19th of June 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS, Nevada The five-year, $20 billion building boom under way on the Strip will roughly double the high-end inventory of rooms costing $200 a night or more, a new Standard & Poor's study said.This newfound fo....


Hard Rock Begins Rebuilding - Monday 19th of June 2006

MISSISSIPPI – As reported by the Clarion Ledger: "Construction to re-build Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi should get under way next week, according to the executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission."…Roy Anderson Corp. will be t....


Business Group Weighs In Against Tribal Casino - Monday 19th of June 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Columbian: "The Cowlitz Tribe's proposed casino would drain money from the local economy and export profits out of the community, a business group said Wednesday."Identity Clark County followed in the footsteps of t....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $100 Million - Monday 19th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – Even though the grand prize was nothit Wednesday evening, Powerball paid off BIG in multiple ways. There werethree tickets that won $600,000 with the Power Play option in NorthCarolina (1), North Dakota (1), and South Carolina (1....


Isle of Capri Casinos Reports Exec Appointment - Monday 19th of June 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) officials announced today the appointment of Douglas Shipley as corporate vice president of racino operations based in Pompano Beach, Fla. Shipley's initial responsibilities will b....


Lancashire Group Serves as Link to Nevada - Monday 19th of June 2006

LANCASHIRE, England – As reported by the Lancashire Evening Post: "Lancashire is developing a trade link with the world's gambling capital."A firm of marketers from the county has been appointed the official trade representatives for the American....


Omni Casino Slot Jackpot at $3 Million - Monday 19th of June 2006

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao Omni Casino, one of the most popular and highly trafficked Casinos in the world, is ready to make the biggest online casino payout in history. Omni Casino's exclusive Millionaires Club(TM), a progressive 9-line, 5-reel online ....


New Mexico Group Happy with Casino Plans - Monday 19th of June 2006

NEW MEXICO – As reported by the New Mexican: "Members of the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance are satisfied with information learned at the Pueblo of Nambé's public meeting on its proposed hotel and casino, but they intend to monitor the....


Serviceman Hits Bodog Casino Jackpot - Monday 19th of June 2006

VIRGINIA – John A., Naval Electrician, of Norfolk, VA., recently won the biggest Bodog casino payout to date - $282,883.87!Last Monday, June 5, John was waiting for his Bodog Poker tournament to start so he decided to kill some time playing Bodo....


Bahamas Talks to Casino Operator - Monday 19th of June 2006

BAHAMAS – As reported by the Bahama Journal: "The government is in "advanced" talks with the prospective operator for the casino at the Our Lucaya Resort whose present operator, Isle of Capri, is preparing to pull out, according to Tourism Ministe....


Super Casino Bid Splits Parties - Monday 19th of June 2006

ENGLAND – As reported by the Willesden & Brent: "Labour is fighting plans to withdraw Wembley's bid for a super casino. "A Las Vegas-style casino formed an 'essential' part of the previous Labour administration's regeneration plans for Wembley."Mo....


Michigan Tribe Launches Ad Campaign - Monday 19th of June 2006

MICHIGAN – As reported by the Kalamazoo Gazette: "The Gun Lake Tribe launched a newspaper ad campaign Sunday to raise awareness of its fight to build a casino in Wayland Township. "It was a year ago today that anti-gambling group Michigan Gambling....


Mega Millions Grows to $34 Million - Monday 19th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – Lucky players nationwidecontinue to win big with the Mega Millions game. In Tuesday's Mega Millionsdrawing, a total of 377,982 tickets from coast to coast won prizes. Thatincludes 2 tickets that each won $250,000. No ticket match....


MGM Mirage on Black Enterprise's Diversity List - Monday 19th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – MGM Mirage has been named one of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" by Black Enterprise (BE) magazine. This is the second consecutive year that the company has been named to the list.According to MGM Mirage Chairman and CE....


UK Expert Supports 11 Supercasinos Plan - Monday 19th of June 2006

ENGLAND – As reported by the Herald: "One of the UK's leading experts on gambling yesterday called for the government's advisory panel to allow 11 supercasino licences."Professor Peter Collins, an eminent academic, criticised the current policy wh....


Jackson County May Get Bingo - Monday 19th of June 2006

GULFPORT, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "If Jackson County voters approve the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' plan to put a gambling operation near Ocean Springs, they may get high-end bingo instead of a Vegas-style casi....


S&P Evaluates Casino Stock - Monday 19th of June 2006

NEW YORK - Standard & Poor's Equity ResearchServices believes casino stock valuations will depend on a variety offactors over the coming 12 months, including prospects for companies beingable to boost earnings and cash flow, according to a report ....


Harrah's Employee Recovery Fund Distributes $2.1 Million - Monday 19th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS Continuing efforts to provide assistance to those hardest hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Harrah's Employee Recovery Fund (HERF) recently issued $2.1 million in assistance to nearly 2,800 current and former employees of Harrah's....


Ohio Casino Group Cancels Press Conference - Monday 19th of June 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio –As reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer: "Earlier this week, proponents of gambling at Broadway Commons spoke glowingly of printing Bengals-orange petitions to collect the signatures needed for a Nov. 7 vote."But Thursday, they canc....


Aruba Casino Deal Signed - Monday 19th of June 2006

JAMAICA – As reported by the Jamaica Observer: "Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Belfonti Capital Partners have announced an agreement to re-flag Belfonti's newly-acquired 478-room Aruba Resort Spa & Casino as The Westin Aruba Resort & Spa....


Voters Signal Support for Casino Plan - Monday 19th of June 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireCALIFORNIA Tribal casinos in Barstow, Calif., have taken another step toward gaining a footing about 120 miles west of the Nevada border.Voters in the high desert community last week rejected a referendum that wo....


Ameristar Casinos VP Retires - Monday 19th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCA) announced today that Angela R. Frost, Ameristar's Senior Vice President of Operations, has notified the Company of her retirement effective July 7, 2006. Ms. Frost is relocating to South....


Court Approves Racino's Non-Slot Machines - Sunday 18th of June 2006

An Alabama court has ruled that Birmingham Race Course can legally operate more than 1,300 machines that look, sound, and play just like slot machines - but aren't. Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale had raided the Race Course on December 15, 2005.....


Record Sales for Massachusetts Lottery - Sunday 18th of June 2006

MASSACHUSETTS – As reported by the Sentinel & Enterprise: "…People are purchasing Massachusetts Lottery tickets in record numbers, Lottery Communications Director Beth Bresnahan said Thursday, despite a stagnant economy and rising gas prices. "....


Isle of Capri Casino to Close - Sunday 18th of June 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi AND GRAND BAHAMA As reported by the Freeport News: "Executives of the Isle of Capri corporate office in Biloxi, Mississippi, have announced that a year from now, they will cease operations in Grand Bahama. "Jill Haynes, director....


Casino Boat Faces Chilly Waters - Sunday 18th of June 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Newsday: "The Southern Elegance is finding no down-home hospitality in Bay Shore."In the month since the hulking, four-story casino boat arrived at this coastal hamlet, its owners have filed a $40-million lawsuit alle....


Riverwind Casino to Open in July - Sunday 18th of June 2006

OKLAHOMA – As reported by the Norman Transcript: "Riverwind, to become the state's largest gaming casino, is on schedule to be completed and operating in mid-July."The 219,000-square-foot casino, just across the river from Norman on Highway 9 West....


Scotland Opens Croupier School - Sunday 18th of June 2006

SCOTLAND – As reported by the UK Evening Times: "Scotland's first classroom for casino croupiers launched in Glasgow today - boosting the city's bid to become Britain's gaming capital. "The training centre, in St Enoch Square, is modelled on US-st....


Michigan City Casino Funds Help Local Infrastructure - Sunday 18th of June 2006

MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana – As reported by the Gary Post-Tribune: "A vast majority of the more than $100 million casino boat dollars collected the past decade have been used to extend municipal services and other investments in the city's infrastruct....


350 Jobs on Cards at Manchester Casino - Sunday 18th of June 2006

MANCHESTER, England As reported by the Manchester Evening News: "A new upmarket casino complete with two restaurants and a live music venue is due to open in Manchester's Great Northern Warehouse in October, creating 350 jobs."Manchester 235 will f....


Indiana Casino Boats Plan Renovations - Sunday 18th of June 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Gary Post-Tribune: "Older, wiser and considerably wealthier 10 years after casino boat gambling came to Northwest Indiana, local operations are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on improvements to ensure continu....


Michigan Resident Wins WSOP Seat - Sunday 18th of June 2006

SunPoker.com searched for the best Texas Hold 'Em pokerplayer in Michigan to represent 'Sun' in the 2006 World Seriesof Poker. Claude Mason, 35, from Taylor, Michigan has beencrowned by SunPoker.com as their "King of the Palace" Champion.Mason's G....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $86 Million - Sunday 18th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 567,870 players across thenation won a total of more than $5 million in prizes in America's favoriteGame. Because no one correctly matched all six nu....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $25 Million - Sunday 18th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions is heating up!Players in the 12 Mega Millions states won big in the Friday, June 9, 2006drawing, as a total of 365,633 tickets won prizes. There was no jackpotwinner, so the jackpot is on the move and estimated at $....


Permanent Greektown Casino Construction Begins - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

DETROIT, Michigan – Construction began today on thepermanent Greektown Casino resort, with completion of the new 3,100-spaceparking garage scheduled for mid 2007 and the new 400-room hotel and gamingfloor expansion by mid 2008. City of Detroi....


UK E-Lottery System Launched - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

LONDON, England – A unique way to play the lottery is exploding across international borders as thousands of people take advantage of the chance to play lotto and create an income whilst sharing this with others. Combining the income opportunity....


Gaming Revenue: Casinos Have Best-Ever April - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireNEVADA For the first time in 2006 Nevada casinos didn't win more than $1 billion from gamblers in a given month.But don't think for one minute that casinos suffered during April.Nevada gaming regulators said Frid....


Iowa Commission Approves Riverboat Sale - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

DES MOINES, Iowa – As reported by the Quad-City Times: "The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday approved the sale of the Mississippi Belle II riverboat casino in Clinton to Wild Rose Entertainment, setting in motion plans to replace the ....


Lady Luck Gets $66 Million Loan - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS A California investment firm has loaned the owners of the shuttered Lady Luck $66 million to be used in renovating the downtown hotel-casino.The financing package is the first tangible development on th....


Blackpool Bingo Awards First Jackpot - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

ENGLAND – Blackpool Bingo celebrates its first ever jackpot win this month with Donna (aka Heartz) scooping over £4260. Players at Blackpool Bingo get numerous chances to hit one of the big JP's every day. Even with this recent big win the JP ....


Casinos Offering Fuel Discounts - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Casino companies are starting to hedge their bets in case rising fuel prices start keeping some visitors away.To keep them coming, some Las Vegas casinos are offering gasoline giveaways and discounts.Circu....


Borgata Expansion Approved - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

NEW JERSEY – As reported by the New Jersey Courier Post: "The Casino Control Commission Wednesday approved the expansion of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The $200 million addition, a mix of fine dining and casual restaurants, lounges, and casino....


Everett Casino Changes Hands - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

EVERETT, Washington – As reported by the Everett Herald: "The downtown's only minicasino has closed temporarily as the business changes ownership, but off-track betting facilities, a nightclub and restaurant at the landmark building on Everett Ave....


Manchester Casino to Bring Jobs - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

MANCHESTER, England – As reported by the Manchester Evening News: "A new upmarket casino complete with two restaurants and a live music venue is due to open in Manchester's Great Northern Warehouse in October, creating 350 jobs."Manchester 235 wil....


Renovation in Plans for Caesars Indiana Casino - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal: "Harrah's Entertainment wants to renovate the Caesars Indiana casino, expand its pavilion — and possibly add restaurants and entertainment options, a company executive said y....


Purse Snatcher Steals Casino Winnings - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

ARIZONA – As reported by the East Valley Tribune: "Scottsdale police are investigating a purse-snatching incident reported by a woman who said she had just won $40,000 from Casino Arizona."The 60-year-old woman, whose name was not released, told p....


French Lick Casino Hits Snag - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal: "The two companies that joined forces to build a casino in French Lick are in mediation over a dispute, but the conflict should not delay its opening in November, a state regul....


GoldenPalace.com Buys Britney Wedding Invite - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

VISTA, California – Usually the wedding invitationsgo out before the pregnancy test, but online casino GoldenPalace.com hasnever been the type to play by the rules. The cyber gaming company haspurchased an invitation and candle from Britney Spea....


CelebPoker.com hosts $100,000 Poker Tournament - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

Like many of the major poker tournaments taking place in casinos and on television this summer online poker room CelebPoker.com has announced they will be hosting a $100k Poker Tournament online each month starting July 1st. The prize pool is guar....


MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Receives Award - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Southern Nevada Human Resource Association (SNHRA) has named MGM Grand Hotel and Casino as the "Best Place to Work" in the gaming industry for 2006. This marks the second consecutive year that MGM Grand has received this awar....


Las Vegas Sands Adds to Executive Team - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) announced today the company has made an addition to its executive team. Robert Rozek, who for the past five years has been an executive with Eastman Kodak Company, will join the company as Ch....


Court Rules Mega Millions Legal in California - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

SACRAMENTO – As reported by the Sacramento Business Journal: "A Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled late Tuesday that California's multi-state MEGA Millions game is legal and authorized to operate in California. "Judge Lloyd Connelly also ruled ....


South Dakota Couple Collect Powerball Jackpot - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

SOUTH DAKOTA – As reported by the Argus Leader: "The winners of the $116.8 million Powerball jackpot - the largest lottery prize ever won in South Dakota - are a Pierre couple who used to operate the Colorful Nails salon."Lan 'Bill' Nguyen, 37, an....


Mt. Airy Casino Moves Ahead - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

PARADISE, Pennsylvania – Casino took another step forward Tuesday night, as the Paradise TownshipBoard of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the preliminary landdevelopment plan for the first phase of a $360 million plan to redevelopthe si....


Jay-Z Eyes Vegas Casino - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by the New York Daily News: "Place your bets on Jay-Z."The record executive wants to build a casino in Las Vegas, business associates tell us."It's a logical next step for the instinctual businessman, who journeyed fr....


Gaming Businesses Gamble on Legal Definition - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

BRADENTON, Florida – As reported by the South Florida Herald Tribune: "Games of skill versus games of chance place your bet now on how a jury will see it."A handful of game room managers banded together at Spin-A-Mania in Bradenton on Tuesday, a ....


South Africa Casino Scrutinized for Laundering - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – As reported by Reuters: "South Africa's Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) will be closely scrutinising the country's gambling sector and estate agents to guard against money laundering, the finance minister said on Mond....


Shareholders Want More for Sands - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by the Reno Gazette Journal: "Shareholders unhappy with The Sands Regent's deal to sell to Herbst Gaming of Las Vegas for $148 million are suing and asking for a better price, according to court documents."The deal ann....


Portland Casino Backers Face Uphill Battle - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

OREGON – As reported by the Oregonian: "With their ballot measures still tied up in the Oregon Supreme Court, backers of a proposed Portland-area casino face long odds of getting on the November ballot. But they are still talking about mounting a ....


$100 Million Iowa Casino Takes Shape - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

RIVERSIDE, Iowa – As reported by Globe St. News: "Located near Cedar Rapids, 16 miles south of Iowa City, the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort is beginning to take shape. Once completed, the entire property will encompass nearly 375 acres adjacent....


Whatcom County Seeks Talks with Tribe - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Bellingham Herald News: "The Nooksack Indian Tribe should consult with Whatcom County government about environmental concerns before building a planned casino north of Lynden near the Canadian border, the Whatcom C....


Slot Machine Profits Outpace Races - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

HAMILTON, Ontario As reported by the Hamilton Spectator: "Slots and steaks are beating horses by a furlong in the race to pad the bottom line at Flamboro Downs."First quarter figures recently released by Great Canadian Gaming, the company which own....


Pittsburgh Casino Bidders Present Proposals - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Pittsburgh City Council members pressed would-be casino owners yesterday on promises to redevelop and aid neighborhoods, and got very different answers."Isle of Capri Casinos ....


Midlothian Loses Casino Bid - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

MIDLOTHIAN, England – As reported by the Midlothian Today: "The gamble to make Midlothian the home of Britain's only super casino has failed."Last week the Casino Advisory Panel announced the shortlist of eight successful proposals for the regiona....


Macau on Its Way to Major Exhibition City - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

MACAU As the hotspot gaming city in the region, Macau is gradually becoming a major home to large-scale gaming exhibitions in Asia, but it still lags behind in M.I.C.E. support in holding such big events. Yet that gap is expected to be narrowed a....


Online Casino Releases Improved Website - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

GIBRALTAR – Online Casino, the leading casino website for beginning and intermediate level players, launched a newly designed layout on the website's homepage with new sections, a new flash movie and improved navigation. Two of the new sections ....


Vernon Downs Receives Temporary New York License - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

NEW YORK – Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN) today announced that on June 5, 2006, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board granted a temporary conditional track license to Nevada Gold - Vernon Downs, Inc. on behalf of Vernon Downs Rac....


Harrah's Recognized by Asian-American Magazine - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS Honoring the company's commitment to promoting diversity, Asian Enterprise magazine named Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) one of its Top 20 companies for Asian Pacific Americans.Presented as part of the magazine's 12th Annual As....


North Carolina Video Gambling Ban Passes - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

RALEIGH, North Carolina – As reported by the Charlotte Observer: "State senators voted Monday to end video poker gambling throughout most of North Carolina next year, ending a seven-year battle to rid the state of a form of gambling that opponents....


Ohio Developer Files for Gambling Vote - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer: "The developer seeking to build a hotel with slot machines at Broadway Commons has filed a new petition seeking statewide voter approval of gambling - for a third time."Kim Norris, spokeswom....


Grosvenor Casino Applies for Expansion - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

BLACKPOOL, England – As reported by the Blackpool Today: Blackpool's Grosvenor Casino is placing a bet on a grand expansion."The venue, part of Maidenhead-based Rank Gaming, has applied for planning permission from Blackpool Council to expand by a....


Fidelity Investments Offers Gaming and Casino Fund - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

DALLAS, Texas – The Gaming and Casino Fund (NASDAQ:GACFX) is now available through Fidelity Investments and their complete FundsNetwork. The new Fund has recently been added to availability at ETrade, Ameritrade, and Scottrade as well. The Fund ....


Gaming in Nevada: New North Strip Hotel Planned - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming Wire LAS VEGAS, Nevada The north end of the Strip has picked up another potential tenant.Maxim magazine and Southern California-based real estate developer Concord Wilshire Partners announced plans Monday for an esti....


Montana Casino Robbed Again - Tuesday 13th of June 2006

MONTANA – As reported by the Great Falls Tribune: "Police are searching for a man who robbed the Gold's Casino at 3201 10th Ave. S. Monday evening."The suspect is described as wearing a stocking cap, a dark leather jacket and sunglasses."It is the....


Rhode Island Casino Debate Gets Nasty Again - Monday 12th of June 2006

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – As reported by the Pawtucket Times: "The chief of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and the governor of Rhode Island are throwing rhetorical bombs at each other once again. "Narragansett Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas called it....


Maxim Magazine Gambles on Vegas Casino - Monday 12th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS – As reported by the UK Guardian: "A theme hotel built around the brand of a lads mag might strike the more refined traveller as somehow tacky. But context is everything: the new Maxim Hotel and Casino, costing $1.2bn (£638m), will open....


Trump Launches Car Giveaway - Monday 12th of June 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Trump EntertainmentResorts, Inc. ("Trump") announced today that they will give away 30 cars in3 days during the $1,000,000 Mega Car Giveaway. Taking place over oneincredible weekend, July 7-9, 2006, the company-wide p....


Philippines Regulator Accepts eCOGRA Standards - Monday 12th of June 2006

LONDON, England – The Philippines-based Asian e-gamingregulator, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority through its Master Licensor,First Cagayan is the latest independent online gambling body to accept theglobal integrity and operational standards of ....


Retiree Wins $20 Million Slot Jackpot - Monday 12th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS – A 64-year-old Las Vegasretiree won a Megabucks(R) slot jackpot worth $20,519,025 today at theCannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas. It was the second Megabucks(R) winner the Cannery has had in the lastnine months. Elmer Sherwi....


Mega Million Jackpot Grows to $17 Million - Monday 12th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot is growing once againin Mega Millions. Less than a week after a ticket sold in Middlesex County,New Jersey won an estimated $47 million jackpot, Mega Millions excitementis building. A total of 381,456 tickets from coa....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $73 Million - Monday 12th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – Even though the grand prize was nothit Wednesday evening, Powerball paid off BIG in multiple ways. There weretwo tickets that won $1 million with Power Play in North Carolina (1), andSouth Carolina (1)! In addition, seven other l....


Job Fair for French Lick Resort & Casino - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

WEST BADEN, Indiana Officials from the state of Indiana and the French Lick Resort & Casino gathered at the West Baden Springs Hotel atrium today to announce details about a job fair for the resort and casino scheduled next weekend. More than 1,....


Courts Rule Against Thunderbird Resorts - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

POWAY, California – Thunderbird Resorts, Inc. ("Thunderbird") (CNQ: BIRD.U)(FWB: OSJ) announces: In Chile, Thunderbird is participating in public bids to secure new casino licenses. Under the new Chilean casino law, up to 17 new licenses are in ....


Race for NY Tracks Begins - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the New York Times: "In a field without the Kentucky Derby-winning Barbaro or the Preakness champion, Bernardini, the 138th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday is anyone's to win. The same can be said about who will....


Illinois House Speaker Questions Lottery Sale - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – As reported by the Lincoln Courier: "House Speaker Michael Madigan is raising his own questions about the proposed sale of the state lottery, casting a potential shadow over Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan for a quick but tempo....


Casino Issue Dominates Lima, Ohio Council Meeting - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

LIMA, Ohio As reported by the Lima News: "Talk of a potential Lima casino will likely dominate Monday's Lima City Council meeting once again. "This time, no less than four people have asked to address the council about a memorandum of understand....


Choctaw Tribe Runs Ad - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

MISSISSIPPI – As reported by the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger: "Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' proposed casino in Jackson County likely would open no earlier than 2010 - provided there is local support."The Choctaws ran an advertisement this w....


Casino Cites Financial Benefits in Bid to Woo Anti-Gambling Bishop - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

SHEFFIELD, England As reported by the Daily Telegraph: "A giant gambling company is attempting to win over a Church of England bishop who is strongly opposed to plans for a Las Vegas-style super-casino."The South Africa-based Sun City Casino group ....


New Mexico Lottery Names Interim CEO - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – As reported by the New Mexican: "The New Mexico Lottery Authority's board of directors Thursday decided it liked Tom Romero enough as the lottery's interim chief executive officer to offer him $165,000 a year to stay as C....


Clooney Project is Sold - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal: "The 25-acre Las Ramblas project on Harmon Avenue has been sold to Las Vegas-based developer Edge Resorts for $202 million, an executive said Sunday."Las Ramblas, a joint venture betwee....


Jeff Simpson Gives Credit to Improved Casinos - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

By Our Partners at the Las Vegas Sun LAS VEGAS, Nevada Some Las Vegas casinos fly further beneath the radar than others, and this week I'd like to take the opportunity to applaud a few places that have made some improvements. It has been almost two....


Boom Time for Macau - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

MACAU – As reported by the Malaysia Star: "…Last year, Macau received over 18 million visitors, of which nearly two-thirds were from China. "The number of Chinese tourists visiting Macau has surged since 2002 when China began to loosen the trav....


Nebraska Gambling Petition Raises $1.2 Million - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

NEBRASKA – As reported by the Lincoln Journal-Star: "The three groups hoping to expand Nebraska's gambling options have raised more than $1.2 million for the signature-gathering process — most of it from out-of-state donors."Boyd Gaming Inc., wh....


Cowlitz Tribal Casino Worries Local Group - Wednesday 7th of June 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Columbian: "A newly formed group is worried the Cowlitz Tribe could end up building its casino near Ridgefield, at a site identified in the project's draft environmental impact statement. "'No Ridgefield Casino' wil....


Iowa Casino Sale Expected Finalized Thursday - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

CLINTON, Iowa — As reported by the Quad-City Times: "The sale of Clinton's Mississippi Belle II casino to Wild Rose Entertainment is expected to be finalized Thursday."The sale is up for approval by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission at its mee....


Thai Bookies Move to Burma - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

THAILAND – As reported by the Bangkok Post: "Thai bookmakers taking bets on World Cup matches have migrated across the border to neighbouring Burma to avoid arrested for illegal gambling, news reports say. "The bookmakers have set up shop in five ....


Manitoba Casino Investigators Laid Off - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

MANITOBA – As reported by the CJOB News: "Manitoba Lotteries has laid-off 16 casino investigators."Vice President of Corporation Security Gerry Boose tells CJOB the move will save MLC around one million dollars annually."…He says those responsib....


Powerball Grows to $60 Million - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot is on the moveagain. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 465,410 players across thenation won a total of more than $4.8 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbe....


Four Winds Casino Resorts Breaks Ground - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Michigan – After six years ofdelay, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is finally breaking groundtoday for Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo Township. Four Winds Casino Resort, managed by Lakes Entertainment, I....


Nevada Megabucks Celebrates 20th Anniversary - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Megabucks(R) has reached twoimpressive milestones. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary as theprogressive system that's produced the world's largest slot jackpots,Nevada Megabucks(R) has just surpassed the $20 million mark. Th....


One Ticket Wins $47 Million Mega Millions Jackpot - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – One ticket matched all six MegaMillions numbers in the Friday, June 2, 2006 drawing, and now players arechecking their tickets to see who won the estimated $47 million jackpot.The jackpot-winning ticket, which was purchased in Mi....


Harrah's Offers $750 Million in Notes - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET), today announced the public offering of $750 million of its 6.50% Senior Notes due 2016. The transaction is expected to close on June....


Last Call for Video Poker in North Carolina - Monday 5th of June 2006

NORTH CAROLINA – As reported by the Jackson Daily News: "Sheriff Ed Brown, a longtime supporter of a proposed ban on video-poker machines, said Wednesday's House vote to approve a phaseout of the gambling machines by summer 2007 is the right move.....


Calgary Catholic Schools Debate Gambling Funding - Monday 5th of June 2006

CALGARY, Alberta – As reported by the CBC News: "Trustees with the Calgary Catholic School District will debate on Wednesday the issue of raising funds through gambling, a practice the city's bishop has called morally problematic. "Bishop Fred Hen....


Rhode Island Voters to Decide Casino Issue - Monday 5th of June 2006

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – As reported by the Newport Daily: "Barring a successful legal challenge, casino proponents will be spinning the electoral roulette wheel this November to see if voters will approve an amendment to the constitution allowi....


Packer, Ho Hit Jackpot - Monday 5th of June 2006

MACAU – As reported by the Australian: "Three months after James Packer and his Hong Kong joint venture partner Lawrence Ho agreed to spend $US900 million ($1.2 billion) buying a Macau casino licence, it is now valued at $US1.36 billion."The valua....


Las Vegas Sands Gets Loan for Macau - Monday 5th of June 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Las Vegas Sands Corp. has secured a $2.5 billion financing package to fund its gaming projects in Macau. Analysts consider the loan, which comes from six different banks, to be the largest single credit....


Video Gaming Technologies Names CFO - Monday 5th of June 2006

SMYRNA, Tennessee – Video Gaming Technologies, aleading supplier of games and systems to the casino industry, today namedJason Morgan chief financial officer for the company. Morgan will reportdirectly to VGT President Jon Yarbrough. As chief....


Cleveland Business Group Supports Gaming Amendment - Monday 5th of June 2006

CLEVELAND, Ohio –- During the quarterly meeting of theGreater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) Board of Directors, the Board voted tosupport the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that, if approvedby Ohio voters, would expand gaming in Ohio.....


Centrebet Looks to Raise $70 Million - Sunday 4th of June 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Age: "Online wagering and gaming company Centrebet is placing its bets on a new generation of sport and poker lovers as it looks to raise $70 million and list on the stock market."The company, owned by Sydney's wealt....


Saskatchewan Government Relaxes Charitable Gaming Rules - Sunday 4th of June 2006

SASKATCHEWAN – As reported by the Canadian Press: "The Saskatchewan government will soon allow charitable organizations to raise extra money by holding poker tournaments and gaming nights."Relaxed rules are part of a two-part provincial strategy t....


Halifax Casino Adds New Features - Sunday 4th of June 2006

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – As reported by the Chronicle Herald: "Security cameras using facial recognition technology will soon scan everyone coming through the doors of the newly renovated Casino Nova Scotia."A digital security system and facial reco....


Caribbean Casinos Sign with Money Centers of America - Sunday 4th of June 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – Today MoneyCenters of America (OTC Bulletin Board: MCAM) announced that it has beenselected by two additional casinos in the Caribbean to provide its uniquecash access solutions. These two casinos expand Money Center's number ofC....


Casino Site Vandalized - Sunday 4th of June 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Bellingham Herald: "The site of the Nooksack Indian Tribe's planned casino was vandalized with more than 100 aluminum nails spread across the driveway entrance."Larry Mount, chief of Nooksack Tribal Police, said the....


Turning Stone Casino Remains Open - Sunday 4th of June 2006

ROME, New York – As reported by the Albany Times Union: "Despite its murky legal status, Turning Stone casino won't be closed, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said Thursday."In his most protracted remarks since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the land....


Niagara Casinos President Named - Sunday 4th of June 2006

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario – Art Frank, formerPresident and CEO of Casino Rama, has been named President of NiagaraCasinos by the board of directors of Falls Management Company (FMC). As President of Niagara Casinos, Mr. Frank will be responsible....


Canterbury Park Holding Offers Special Cash Dividend - Sunday 4th of June 2006

SHAKOPEE, Minnesota Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (AMEX:ECP) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $.25 per share of common stock payable to shareholders of record on June 23, 2006. The dividend....


Harrah's, Pinnacle Swap Casinos - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

Las Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment and Pinnacle Entertainment officially swapped hurricane-damaged casinos Wednesday, a deal announced in April.Pinnacle will acquire the gaming licenses for two riverboat casinos in Lake Charles,....


Las Vegas Sands Shares Get Boost - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Shares in Las Vegas Sands Corp. got a boost in value following last week's announcement the company was awarded the right to build a $3.6 billion casino and entertainment complex in Singapore.The news al....


French Lick Resort & Casino Construction at Full Speed - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

FRENCH LICK, Indiana – – The $382 million development and restoration project at the French Lick Resort & Casino continues at an accelerated pace, said construction officials with Blue Sky, the resort's ownership group. The current project wo....


SCi Entertainment, Microgaming Sign Deal - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

LONDON, England – As reported by Sharecast: "Computer games publisher SCi Entertainment has signed a number of deals to licence its Lara Croft and Hitman titles as video slot games across online and land-based casino platforms. "…It has signed a....


California Tribal Gaming Rights Threatened - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Argus: "State lawmakers are urging swift passage of a U.S. Senate bill to roll back the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians' gaming rights at the tribe's Casino San Pablo. "A letter sent Wednesday by 13 Assembly and state S....


InterCasino UK Celebrates Birthday - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

LONDON, England – - To mark InterCasino UK's 2nd milestone, great rewards are being "thrown in" for players during their June birthday celebrations. Players are in for a serious treat this month as InterCasino UK injects world cup fever into its....


Coventry City Wants UK Casino List Reconsidered - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

COVENTRY CITY, England – As reported by the BBC: "Coventry City Council expressed its shock when its bid was not among eight possible sites chosen in the UK for a Las Vegas-style casino. "MP Geoffrey Robinson said it was a mistake none of the shor....


Seneca Casino Design Revealed - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "The Seneca Nation of Indians' vision for its Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will take the form of contemporary glass and steel on a parklike setting with a symbolic creek running through it. "The ....


Absolute Poker Finalists Move to Next Round - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Absolute Poker, the fourth largest online poker website inthe world, recently announced the six finalists of its 'Win Your Tuition'Spring tournament. The six college students, who beat out thousands ofothers, will now adva....


Ladbrokes Supports Blackpool Super Casino - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

ENGLAND – As reported by This is Lancashire: "A major bookmaker has put its cards on the table and thrown its weight behind Blackpool in its bid to be the venue for the UK's only 'super casino'."Ladbrokes bookmakers chairman Christopher Bell, reaf....


K. Wah, Harrah's in Talks - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

HONG KONG – As reported by Reuters: "Mid-sized property developer K.Wah International is talking with investors including Harrah's Entertainment Inc. about selling some or all of a stake in Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment, a senior exec....


New Foxwoods Casino President Named - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut – The Mashantucket PequotTribal Nation announced today that John A. O'Brien will succeed WilliamSherlock as President of Foxwoods Resort Casino. O'Brien will replace Mr. Sherlock, who announced his retirement inMarch....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $48 Million - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 419,716players across the nation won a total of more than $4.1 million in prizesin America's favorite Game. Because no one corr....


California Gambling Revenue Rises - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: "Gambling in California, fueled in large part by the expansion of Indian casinos, has grown into an industry worth more than $13 billion a year, according to a report released Wednesday by t....


Natives Protest Ontario Casino Site - Friday 2nd of June 2006

BRANTFORD, Ontario – As reported by the Canadian Press: "Aboriginal protesters took their fight on the road Wednesday, setting up an information picket at the Brantford Casino, claiming the site as theirs."Federal and provincial representatives me....


Three of A Kind at Kiwi Casino - Friday 2nd of June 2006

Only two weeks after one of their players walked away with $30,000 in their first hour, Kiwi Casino has done it again with one of their players winning over $6000 on only their second hand of Three Card Poker. Hadi from Turkey deposited $100 and a....


Smoking to Cease at Ontario Casinos - Friday 2nd of June 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by Buffalo Business First: "Wednesday is the last day for smokers to light up at Canadian casinos, then business could light up on this side of the U.S.-Canada border. "That's what The Seneca Nation of Indians is h....


Belle Rock Entertainment Launches June Promotion - Friday 2nd of June 2006

GIBRALTAR – This June, Belle Rock Entertainmentis going to make a baseball lover, a music fan and a handful of travelingenthusiasts very happy with its latest promotions accessible from RiverBelle, Lucky Nugget, The Gaming Club and Jackpot City ....


Report: Tattersall's Bid for UNiTAB is Fair - Friday 2nd of June 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by New Zealand Stuff: "An agreed $A1.7 billion ($NZ2.05 billion) bid by Australia's biggest lottery operator, Tattersall's Ltd, for second-ranked wagering group UNiTAB Ltd is fair and reasonable, according to an independen....


Casino Bosses Las Vegas' Highest Paid Executives - Friday 2nd of June 2006

By Liz Benston By Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS, Nevada Just as the biggest gaming companies grew through consolidation last year, executive pay packages also fattened, reflecting larger responsibilities and record corporate profits. A....


Casino City CEO Runs For Charity At GIGSE - Friday 2nd of June 2006

By Ryan McLane Montreal, QC -Casino City CEO Michael Corfman is finally ready to put his stunning loss at the Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo (GIGSE) Velcro Drag Races behind him, vowing, "Just wait until next year." After month....


PartyPoker.com Offers Sunday $1 Million Tournament - Friday 2nd of June 2006

GIBRALTAR – PartyPoker.com, the worldslargest online poker room, is delighted to announce that there are now a million reasons to keep your Sunday afternoons free with the start of theweekly Sunday Million Guaranteed Tournament on 4th June. E....


Online Gaming Entices Casinos - Friday 2nd of June 2006

by Liz Benston and Lisa Mascaro By Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS, Nevada What a difference $15 billion makes. After watching the fortunes of online casinos soar fivefold in as many years - an extraordinary winning streak with no appare....


Card Players Challenge Law - Friday 2nd of June 2006

MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina – As reported by the Charleston Post and Courier: "A group of poker enthusiasts is challenging their arrest on gambling charges in an effort to change a South Carolina law that has made outlaws out of card players fo....


Pro-Casino Group Petition Campaign Falls Short - Friday 2nd of June 2006

OHIO – As reported by the Plain Dealer: "A group trying to land a casino in Cincinnati has failed again to gather enough signatures to launch a statewide campaign for the November ballot. "Queen City Gaming Entertainment Inc. failed to collect the....


Britain Could End Up With Too Many Casinos - Friday 2nd of June 2006

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES As reported by Daily Post: "City analysts fear the rush to build a new network of casinos across the UK could initially lead to oversupply."In the past few days Britain's operators have made applications to build more than ....


Treasury's Gambling Ways Criticised - Friday 2nd of June 2006

VICTORIA, Australia As reported by the Age: "Gambling revenue will pour more than $1.5 billion into Treasury coffers next year — despite the state budget containing no initiatives for problem gamblers."Poker machines will contribute the bulk of s....


Chance at WSOP Seat Still Available - Friday 2nd of June 2006

There is still time for poker players to earn a shot at a seat in the WSOP through a special offer from PokerListings.com, home of the world's best poker deals, and top online poker room PokerStars.com. The complete $18,025 Triple Bonus Combo is s....


Harrah's to Acquire Casino Magic Biloxi - Friday 2nd of June 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced that affiliates of the company have signed a definitive agreements to acquire the remaining assets of Casino Magic Biloxi from Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK), and to sell....


Boyd Gaming to Acquire Florida Jai Alai Operation - Friday 2nd of June 2006

LAS VEGAS – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) announced today that it has agreed to purchase Dania Jai Alai, including approximately 50 acres of related land, for $152.5 million, subject to certain closing conditions and regulatory approvals.....


Harrah's Operating Company Commences Tender - Friday 2nd of June 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Operating Company, Inc. (the "Company"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET), today announced that it has commenced tender offers (the "Offers") for any and all of its outstanding 7.50% Senior N....


Pinnacle Entertainment to Acquire Harrah's Lake Charles - Friday 2nd of June 2006

LAS VEGAS Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement under which it will acquire certain Lake Charles, Louisiana gaming assets of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET). The agreement, which fo....


Pennsylvania Gaming Investigator Suspended - Friday 2nd of June 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "A Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board investigator arrested Saturday on the South Side has been suspended without pay. "Control Board spokesman Nick Hays announced the suspension of Justi....


Philadelphia Casino Designs Receive Critique - Friday 2nd of June 2006

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – As reported by Globe Street: "Designs by developers of five different proposed casinos here received criticism by a panel of architects and urban planners during "Slots and the City: A Public Design Forum." It was held....


Slotland.com Winner Credits Dog for Big Win - Friday 2nd of June 2006

LONDON, England If she hadn't listened to her dog, a recent Slotland.com winner wouldn't have hit the jackpot like she did when her trusted companion urged her to take one more spin on her favourite slot machine.Player MAGAMILL was having a lucky....


Pennsylvania Casino Bidders Launch Mail Campaign - Friday 2nd of June 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Morning Call: "With Friday's deadline to comment on gambling proposals looming, the casino operators behind proposals in Allentown and Bethlehem have turned up the heat in their public relations campaigns and mail....


Kiwi Bingo Players Showered with Prizes - Friday 2nd of June 2006

NEW ZEALAND – Online bingo site Kiwi Bingo has once again showered players with winnings this month. During the month of May, fifteen Kiwi Bingo players won a whole range of great prizes including of a 32" HDTV, Dell computers plus over $35,000 ....


Bingohall.com Player Hits Slot Jackpot - Friday 2nd of June 2006

One of the Internet's largest online bingo sites, Bingohall.com, ensured that one of their many lucky players enjoyed a memorable Day after winning over $88,000 playing slots.Peggy B. from Massachusetts hit two massive payouts while playing her fa....


Pennsylvania Town Prepares for Casino - Thursday 1st of June 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer: "At Philadelphia Park in Bensalem last week, workers were putting the finishing touches on rides for the temporary carnival that opened Thursday on the horse track's property."…Meanwhile, ....


World Cup to Boost Gambling - Thursday 1st of June 2006

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WAlES As reported by In The News: "Britons will gamble £173 million over the next two months as the long-awaited Fifa World Cup finally kicks off, new research suggests. "About one-third of adults (6.7 million) will have a flutt....


Man Battles Caesars Indiana Over Money - Thursday 1st of June 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal: "A developer from Corbin, Ky., who said he has lost at least $500,000 over the years at the Caesars Indiana casino has gone to court to prevent the riverboat from getting even more....


Iowa DCI Focuses on Casino Crimes - Thursday 1st of June 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, traditionally known as the state's major crime-fighting force, is increasingly becoming a casino enforcement agency, with more agents working on gambling ....


Melco Seeks to Raise $1.2 Billion - Thursday 1st of June 2006

MACAU, China – As reported by the China Standard: "Melco International Development, controlled by the family of casino tycoon Stanley Ho, is seeking to raise up to HK$1.2 billion through a share placement to fund a land acquisition for a casino in....


Soldier Finds Winning Lottery Ticket - Thursday 1st of June 2006

BAY SHORE, New York As reported by the Associated Press: "A U.S. soldier and his girlfriend found a winning lottery ticket on the ground at a convenience store Monday and turned it in to police, who were able to find its owner a $2,500 winner with....


Aztar Buyer Feared Background Check - Thursday 1st of June 2006

MISSOURI – As reported by the Morning Call: "A Kentucky company that is buying Aztar Corp. — the gambling outfit trying to build a casino in Allentown — abandoned a plan to buy a riverboat casino in Missouri because company officials feared th....


Mega Million Jackpot Reaches $47 Million - Thursday 1st of June 2006

UNITED STATES –- Mega Millions players across thecountry are feeling the excitement as the jackpot continues to grow. WhenTuesday's winning numbers were drawn, they turned 374,890 tickets into MegaMillions winners. Each of those tickets matched ....