Casino and Gambling news stories from Mar 2006

Wembley Proposals to Be Submitted - Thursday 30th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Harrow Times: "Controversial proposals to build a super-casino in Wembley are set to be submitted to a government-appointed committee on March 31."Brent Council will submit their case to build a regional hub cas....


Biloxi Casino Resort OK'd - Thursday 30th of March 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi As reported by the Sun Herald: "The $1 billion Broadwater Resort proposal unanimously passed the City Council on Tuesday, with stipulations that finalized plans would have to be approved by a review committee."The Broadwater pla....


Experts to Examine East Coast Gaming Market - Thursday 30th of March 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Regulators, casino operatorsand state representatives will analyze the challenges and opportunities in thedynamic East Coast gaming market on a special panel at the 10th Annual EastCoast Gaming Congress, May 22-23 at ....


Genting Bids to Build Singapore Casino - Thursday 30th of March 2006

SINGAPORE As reported by the Associated Press: "The four groups in the running to build Singapore's first casino resort submitted formal bids on Wednesday, with Malaysia's Genting International making the first submission."The four groups are biddi....


Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Vacancy Filled - Thursday 30th of March 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Senate Democrats moved quickly yesterday to fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, a powerful new agency that will license 14 slot machine casinos in the sta....


Skagit Valley Casino Plans Hotel - Thursday 30th of March 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal: "Skagit Valley Casino Resort said it will open a new luxury hotel near its existing 103-room hotel and casino in late July. "…The new hotel The Skagit Ridge Hotel will have 4,000 sq....


Tribal Casino Lawsuit Hearing Begins - Thursday 30th of March 2006

NEW MEXICO – As reported by the New Mexican: "The question of whether patrons of tribal casinos can file personal-injury lawsuits in state courts was argued Monday in the New Mexico Supreme Court. "Attorneys for plaintiffs injured at Santa Clara P....


Mega-Casino Site Rejected - Thursday 30th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Scotsman: "A £7 million mega-casino on the site of a former nightclub in Fountainbridge has been knocked back by city licensing chiefs. "The Stanley Circus Casino looked set to be built at the site of the form....


Oregon Casino Supporters File New Proposed Initiatives - Thursday 30th of March 2006

OREGON – As reported by the Oregonian: "Two Lake Oswego men who are seeking to develop Oregon's first nontribal gambling casino have filed seven new proposed ballot initiatives to replace earlier proposed initiatives that were ruled unconstitution....


Sun Cruz Casino Ship Loses Power, Runs Aground in Dania Beach - Thursday 30th of March 2006

FLORIDA As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "A Sun Cruz casino ship ran aground in Dania Beach Monday night after losing engine power, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said."According to spokesman Dana Warr, the vessel blew five short blasts....


Soaring Eagle Casino Gets Four Diamond Rating - Thursday 30th of March 2006

DEARBORN, Michigan – The City of Ann Arbor has joinedthe list of Michigan cities with AAA Four Diamond properties. During aspecial luncheon ceremony conducted at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort inMount Pleasant today (March 28), The Earle Uptow....


Kamloops Council Support Larger Casino - Thursday 30th of March 2006

KAMLOOPS, BC As reported by Kamloops This Week: "City council is expected to support the proposed expansion of the Lake City Casino in downtown Kamloops."Mayor Terry Lake said that if Burnaby-headquartered Gateway Casinos, which operates the four L....


Trump's Casino Pay Topped $2M. in 2005 - Thursday 30th of March 2006

ATLANTIC CITY As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Donald Trump was paid nearly $2.3 million and his top two casino executives each received about $2 million in bonuses and stock awards in 2005, the same year the gaming company struggled in ....


Mystery Celebrity Wins $32K Casino Jackpot - Thursday 30th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada A mystery music celebrity has won a big casino jackpot at Aces.com, but respecting the winner's privacy, the retro-Vegas gambling site won't say who the winner actually is. Just like Vegas, what happens at Aces.com stays at Aces....


Blackpool Unveils Plans - Thursday 30th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Blackpool UK Stage: "Council has formally unveiled its plans to bid for a regional or super-casino to the Casino Advisory Panel later this month."The final document detailing the city's blueprint for a new confe....


BingoTek Announces First UK Bingo License - Thursday 30th of March 2006

LONDON, UK BingoTek (www.bingotek.com) has consolidated its position as the leading provider of online bingo after securing its first licensing deal in the UK with RAL Interactive Limited, operators of Cyberslotz Bingo (www.cyberslotz.co.uk). Th....


City Casino Competitors Escalate War of Words - Thursday 30th of March 2006

PENNSYLVANIA As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "It's only March. Months, if not a full year, may pass before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awards slot machine casino licenses. And yet Pittsburgh First, the coalition that wants to ....


California Tribal Gaming Funds Bill Signed - Thursday 30th of March 2006

SACRAMENTO, California – Governor Schwarzenegger todaysigned Senate Bill 288, authored by Senators Jim Battin (R-La Quinta) andDenise Ducheny (D-San Diego), which will re-allocate $20 million from theIndian Gaming Special Distribution Fund (SDF)....


Germans Online Betting Increases - Thursday 30th of March 2006

GERMANY – As reported by the Heise: "In 2005, Germans spent around 3.3 billion euros gambling and betting online, 35 percent more than the previous year. Their neighbors in Austria spent 1.3 billion euros, while the Swiss only spent 0.3 billion eu....


IGV Ltd. Acquires ImperialPoker.com - Thursday 30th of March 2006

LONDON – IGV Limited, (privately held), which ownsand operates the web site, PokerSyndicate.com, announced today theacquisition of ImperialPoker.com. Imperial Poker will undergo are-branding and will be consolidated with the company's PokerSynd....


Slotland Introduces Yet Another Real-Money Mobile Slot Machine - Thursday 30th of March 2006

LONDON, UK –- Following on the success of their first two real-money slot machine games for the mobile phone platform, Slotland.com has launched yet another mobile slot machine. The Golden 8 has long been a favourite at the popular slot machine ....


Progressive Blackjack Added Kiwi Casino - Thursday 30th of March 2006

Now Kiwi Casino players will have an exciting new progressive game to play as they deposit their way into the draw for a fantastic new 42" Plasma TV. Progressive Blackjack has joined Gold Rally, Queen of the Pyramids, Fruitmania and many more on....


Hearing Date Added for Pittsburgh Casino - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Journal: "The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which already has two days set aside for public hearings on Pittsburgh-area standalone casino proposals, added a third date for the ....


Mega Million Jackpot Reaches $117 Million - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

Lucky players nationwide continueto win big with the Mega Millions game. In Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, atotal of 680,260 tickets from coast to coast won prizes, including fourtickets that came within just one number of hitting the jackpot. ....


Littlefield Reports Improved Financial Performance - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

AUSTIN, Texas Littlefield Corporation (OTCBB:LTFD) today announced that is has delivered a substantial improvement in financial performance during February 2006. Highlights are as follows: 1. Littlefield Corporation experienced a $316,000 increa....


Report: MGM Mirage, CapitaLand Lead Singapore Race - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

SINGAPORE As reported by the Dow Jones: "The consortium of MGM Mirage (MGM) and CapitaLand Ltd. (C31.SG) is leading the race to develop a casino in Singapore's downtown Marina Bay, DBS-Vickers Securities said in a recent report. "'Based on our sco....


Narragansett Casino Referendum Rejected - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

RHODE ISLAND – As reported by the Providence Journal: "The group leading the effort to establish voter initiative in Rhode Island has rejected a call by the Narragansett Indian Tribe to support placing the proposed West Warwick casino on the Novem....


Montana Horse Racing Supporters Start Petition - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

MONTANA – As reported by the Missoulian: "Do you like horse racing?"Get in line to sign the list."'We hope to get quite a few. Our minimum goal is no less than 1,000 signatures,' said Bobbie Blodgett, a supervisor at Lucky Strike Casino and one or....


Virgin Mary Firewood Added to GoldenPalace.com Collection - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin – Just seconds away from beingcast into the fire of a wood-burning stove, a chunk of firewood bearing theimage of the Virgin Mary was saved only to be sold on eBay to online casinoGoldenPalace.com for $99. The seller of ....


Aristocrat Names New Director - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. todayannounced that 27-year gaming industry veteran Tommy Florio has been namedDirector, Multi-Station Gaming to lead the Company's emerging multi-stationgaming device business in North America, Latin Am....


The Meadows Granted Temporary License - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "The North Strabane Township Planning Commission has granted The Meadows interim approval of plans to build a temporary casino at its 153-acre Racetrack Road site. "But until the Departmen....


Littlewoods Gaming Lures Women With 'Bingo Chic' - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

LONDON, UK As reported by Revolution Magazine: "Littlewoods will push 'bingo chic' to aspirational women to launch its online bingo. "Littlewoodsbingo.com has appointed TBG London after a pitch to develop an online marketing campaign, which will ....


Report: Chances Low for Gettysburg Casino - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania A casino near Gettysburg would be "an absolute shocker," according to a firm that analyzes gaming ventures for investors. "A 13-page report produced this month by Brian McGill of Susquehanna Financial Group set the odds for....


Macao Trio Rank Among World 13 "Hottest Casinos" - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

MACAO As reported by Xinhua: "Three of Macao's 19 casinos are ranked among 13 'hottest casinos' by the famed business magazine Forbes, local media reported Monday. "The Forbes list ranked the Hotel Lisboa, the Mandarin Oriental and the Sands Macao ....


Diamond Jo Casino Welcomes New GM - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – As reported by the Albert Lea Tribune: "For the new general manager of Diamond Jo Casino, moving to Iowa was like a homecoming."Jesus Aviles, 52, has been working in casino management for 33 years. He meant to get a job to pay hi....


Port Huron Casino Expected to Do Well - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

MICHIGAN –- As reported by the Port Huron Times-Herald: "Indian and commercial casinos have proved popular - and profitable - throughout the state, and officials at the Michigan Gaming Control Board don't expect a casino in Port Huron would be dif....


$45 Million Betting Ring Busted - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the New York Daily News: "With March Madness reaching a fever pitch, Brooklyn authorities yesterday announced the dunking of a $45 million betting ring allegedly run by a team of Chinatown and Gambino mobsters. "The bust,....


Billion Pound Game: Has the UK Become a Nation of Gamblers? - Tuesday 28th of March 2006

UK As reported by the BBC: "This year's World Cup is going to see a 'seismic increase' in gambling ... and that's on top of betting on Big Brother and online poker. Has the UK become a nation of gamblers? "This summer, £1bn is going to be staked i....


Report: MGM Mirage, CapitaLand Lead Singapore Race - Tuesday 28th of March 2006

SINGAPORE As reported by the Dow Jones: "The consortium of MGM Mirage (MGM) and CapitaLand Ltd. (C31.SG) is leading the race to develop a casino in Singapore's downtown Marina Bay, DBS-Vickers Securities said in a recent report. "'Based on our sco....


Narragansett Casino Referendum Rejected - Tuesday 28th of March 2006

RHODE ISLAND – As reported by the Providence Journal: "The group leading the effort to establish voter initiative in Rhode Island has rejected a call by the Narragansett Indian Tribe to support placing the proposed West Warwick casino on the Novem....


Oklahoma Man Wins Blackjack Competition - Monday 27th of March 2006

GIBRALTAR – 38-year-old Tucker Keelingfrom Bixby, Oklahoma, won the inaugural $250,000 PartyCasino.com WorldBlackJack Championship on board the PartyPoker.com Million V in the Caribbeanlast week. Tucker took home $113,000 but has suffered from A....


Russian Gambling Bill Passes First Reading - Monday 27th of March 2006

MOSCOW – As reported by RIA Novosti: "The lower house of parliament passed Friday the first reading of a bill on the government regulation of gambling. "The bill went through with 300 votes in favor and 105 against with one abstention. "The docume....


Oregon Non-Tribal Casino Plan Rejected - Monday 27th of March 2006

OREGON – As reported by the Oregonian: "The state rejected a package of ballot measures Thursday that could have allowed construction of the state's first non-Indian casino. "The two Lake Oswego entrepreneurs backing the project, proposed for east....


Blackpool Casino Hit with Slot Tax - Monday 27th of March 2006

BLACKPOOL, United Kingdom – A future Blackpool super casino will be hit with an extra £6 million per year tax bill, it was confirmed yesterday."The small print of Gordon Brown's tenth budget confirmed earlier reports that operators will have to....


Wakefield Council Bet on Casino - Monday 27th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Wakefield Today: "Wakefield Council's cabinet committee is set to give the go-ahead to a proposal for a super casino at the Xscape complex in Glass Houghton next week."A report says the casino would be 5,000sq m....


Town Holds onto Casino Dream - Monday 27th of March 2006

OHIO – As reported by the Massillon Independent: "Lordstown, in the Mahoning Valley, is best known for its General Motors Plant, just as Massillon was associated with Republic Steel. "It's a tough little Northeastern Ohio village near Youngstown, ....


Internet Betting Gains Popularity in Vegas - Monday 27th of March 2006

by Liz Benston By Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS Before Steve Fezzik put money on today's Texas-West Virginia game in the national men's college basketball championship, the Las Vegas man did some comparison shopping online. A quick sea....


Casino Exec Hits Jackpot - Monday 27th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Montreal Gazette: "Montreal businessman Mitchell (Mitch) Garber drew a royal flush yesterday when he was appointed to head the world's largest online gaming company for a pay package worth almost $17 million U.S....


Britain's Bookies Hit With Fees - Monday 27th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK Independent: "Britain's bookmakers took a blow when the Chancellor imposed licence fees on their betting machines, a move that will cost the industry tens of millions of pounds, and increased the tax on one-a....


Club Closes at Crown Casino - Monday 27th of March 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Age.com: "Crown Casino has pulled the plug on its nightclubs."Live-music venue Mercury Lounge will close in May after its lease was not renewed. This follows the closure of Heat Discotheque in September."Drugs, viole....


Greektown Plans Hotel - Monday 27th of March 2006

DETROIT – As reported by Crain's Detroit Business News: "Greektown Casino L.L.C. plans to build its 20-story, 400-room hotel atop the 13-story parking garage proposed to replace the city's Foster-Winter garage on Monroe Street. "The casino has mad....


Boyd License Could Benefit Town - Sunday 26th of March 2006

LIMERICK, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Mercury News: "Should Boyd Gaming be granted a state license for a slots parlor off the Sanatoga exit of Route 422, the township stands to gain more than twice the amount of money that was originally pro....


Rhode Islanders May Vote on Casino - Sunday 26th of March 2006

RHODE ISLAND – As reported by the Providence Business News: "Members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation Wednesday to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2006 ballot that gives Rhode Islanders the right to vote on a....


BC Casino Construction Begins - Sunday 26th of March 2006

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – As reported by the Globe and Mail: "Efforts to attract a more mainstream clientele to British Columbia's increasingly lucrative gaming sector take another step today when construction begins on a new $100-million casi....


Bellagio to Present Ansel Adams Exhibit - Sunday 26th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Artannounced today plans to present an exhibition featuring nearly 50 masterworksby American photography's most recognized and beloved figure, Ansel Adams.The exhibition entitled Ansel Adams: America, whi....


Tribal Leaders Oppose Legislation - Sunday 26th of March 2006

MINNESOTA – In a meeting held yesterday atMystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN, tribal leaders from across the nationexpressed strong opposition to legislation introduced by Senator John McCainto amend the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA....


Florida Gaming Sells Excess Real Estate - Sunday 26th of March 2006

MIAMI, Florida Florida Gaming Corporation (OTCBB:FGMG) announced today that it has completed the sale of about 79 acres of investment real estate located adjacent to its' Jai-Alai facility in Fort Pierce, Florida. The sale price was $3,950,000 wh....


Exec: Casino Industry Consolidation is Inevitable - Sunday 26th of March 2006

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the New Zealand Stuff: "SkyCity Entertainment Group managing director Evan Davies says it is a case of when, rather than if, mergers and acquisitions take place among sharemarket-listed Australasian gambling companies.....


Caesars Foundation Donates $500,000 - Sunday 26th of March 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Business First of Louisville: "The Caesars Foundation of Floyd County, the charitable organization for the Caesars Indiana riverboat casino, has donated $500,000 to Norton Healthcare Inc.'s Kosair Children's Hospital t....


UK Newspaper Bets on Gambling - Sunday 26th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by Bloomberg: "The Sportsman, Britain's first new national daily newspaper in 20 years, is betting that a gambling boom fueled by the Internet and televised soccer matches will help it overcome the industry's lackluste....


Ohio Closer to Casino Deal - Sunday 26th of March 2006

OHIO – As reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer News: "The advent of spring heralds the promise of a new cash crop for Ohio casinos. "A deal may be imminent for a casino initiative on the November ballot, while the Eastern Shawnee tribe of Okla....


Smaller Grand Casino in Biloxi Planned - Sunday 26th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireMISSISSIPPI Harrah's Entertainment will reopen a smaller version of the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Miss., this summer as the company plans to reconfigure the Mississippi Gulf Coast site into a destination resort, of....


Louisiana Casino Revenue Jumps - Sunday 26th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLOUISIANA Even with Harrah's New Orleans contributing just 13 days of revenue to the total, Louisiana casinos continued to rebound from a hurricane-affected fall, posting a 13 percent increase in gaming win in Fe....


Barstow Council Stays Out of Casino Debate - Sunday 26th of March 2006

BARSTOW, California – As reported by the Desert Dispatch: "The City Council this week decided not to take a position on the controversial local casino initiative."The council voted Monday night to go with a neutral position on the initiative, 'Ind....


Macau Gaming Taxes Up - Sunday 26th of March 2006

MACAU – As reported by Xinhua: "The government of the Macau Special Administrative Region has collected 2.81 billion patacas (US$350 million) in direct gaming taxes in January and February, a year-on-year rise of 4.2 percent. "The statistics issue....


Dynasty Gaming, Ho Group Team Up - Sunday 26th of March 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – Dynasty Gaming Inc. (TSX Venture:"DNY") today announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with the Macau-basedHo Group to form Ho Majiang, a new Asian-based company that will hold alicense for Dynasty's Mahjong software in Chi....


Pennsylvania Lottery Offers Trips to WSOP - Sunday 26th of March 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Lottery willaward five separate trips to the World Series of Poker Tournament in a$100,000 Hold 'Em Poker second-chance drawing Monday, April 10. The five contestants selected will each receive a se....


Magic Johnson to Speak at Bodog.com Conference - Sunday 26th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – He's a superstar, an internationalicon, a business magnate and a philanthropist. One of basketball's all-timegreats, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, has not only made an indelible impression on ageneration of sports fans, he's proven he's a....


Bingo Fantasy is Moving - Sunday 26th of March 2006

Bingo Fantasy is moving. Since its launch in 2001, Bingo Fantasy has made a name for itself by providing online bingo players with superior games and jackpots. Bingo Fantasy is now taking the online bingo experience one step further with its forth....


Nevada Gold Reorganization Plan Confirmed - Sunday 26th of March 2006

HOUSTON, Texas – Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN), today announced that the Third Modified Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization proposed by the debtors of Mid-State Raceway, Inc. and Mid-State Development Corporation and Vernon Downs Acqui....


Wynn Las Vegas Releases 'American Idol' Predictions - Sunday 26th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Never mind March Madness. Forget about the mid-term elections. All eyes and bets are on the Fox reality show "American Idol" to generate the most intense competition of the year, according to John Avello, director of race & sports ....


European Lottery Guild Supports Betfair-Paypal Deal - Sunday 26th of March 2006

European Lottery Guild, an independent lottery subscription service in operation since 1990, announces their support of the Betfair-Paypal agreement.Betfair is listed as an approved operator in Paypal Gambling and Lottery policy on the basis that....


Gateway Casinos Profit Up - Sunday 26th of March 2006

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Gateway Casinos Income Fund (TSX:GCI.UN) says its fourth-quarter profit rose to $8.7 million, from a year-earlier $6.3 million, on higher revenue. "Earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31 amounted to 33 cents a share....


AlamoPoker.com Offers $5 Million Prize Pool - Sunday 26th of March 2006

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – AlamoPoker.com The Home of Texas Hold 'Em continues to reward its customers play by shelling out millions of dollars in tournament prize money. The latest offering, the record breaking Poker Classic with a $5 million Tourn....


Niagara Casino Security Votes for Strike - Saturday 25th of March 2006

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario – - Security staff at one of Ontario'slargest casinos have voted 92 per cent in favour of strike action if talksfail to produce a new collective agreement. Security staff, members of OPSEULocal 278, are currently in contrac....


Blackpool Supporters Dismiss Report - Saturday 25th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK Stage: "Supporters of Blackpool's bid to host the UK's only permitted regional super-casino have rubbished comments in a government-commissioned report that stated that the town had "no space" for a site on ....


GCA Renews Fort McDowell Casino Contract - Saturday 25th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS Fort McDowell Casino in Fountain Hills, Ariz., has signed multi-year agreements to extend its use of Global Cash Access (GCA) cash access products and services. Thirteen other gaming establishments have also recently signed agreements w....


Indiana Casinos Cut More Jobs - Saturday 25th of March 2006

INDIANA – As reported by the Indiana Post-Tribune: "About 350 employees of the two Majestic Star casinos lost their jobs on Monday, bringing the total number of job cuts to around 500. "The workforce reduction was part of the company's strategy to....


Great Canadian Gaming Reports Loss - Saturday 25th of March 2006

CANADA – As reported by the CBC News: "Great Canadian Gaming Corp. warned shareholders Monday that it's on the verge of violating debt agreements with its lenders as it reported a fourth-quarter loss of $9.2 million. "The Richmond, B.C.-based comp....


Kentucky Gaming Amendment's Fate Unclear - Saturday 25th of March 2006

FRANKFORT, Kentucky – As reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader: "House Speaker Jody Richards declined yesterday to pronounce dead a constitutional amendment allowing casino gambling in Kentucky."Reporters questioned Richards, D-Bowling Green, ab....


NEC Proposal Gets Local Approval - Saturday 25th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM As reported by 24Dash News: "A bid by the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to become the site of Britain's first super casino has won the support of councillors."Cabinet members on Birmingham City Council voted for the NEC p....


Carmen Electra Deals Ceremonial First Hand At Foxwoods - Saturday 25th of March 2006

By Ryan McLane Dozens of poker faces went from serious to smiles as players at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino's new World Poker Tour branded poker room put aside their chips to watch Carmen Electra stroll down the red carpet on March 23. Electra....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $117 Million - Saturday 25th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues to getbigger and bigger exciting players from all across the nation. Even thoughthe grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 626,984 players across thenation won a total of more than $5.2 millio....


Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $82 Million - Saturday 25th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – A total of 617,037 tickets wonprizes in the Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Mega Millions drawing, as players fromcoast to coast are watching the jackpot grow. Since no ticket matched all sixnumbers to win the estimated $68 million jack....


Kerzner Agrees to Buy-Out - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas Kerzner International Limited (NYSE:KZL), through its subsidiaries a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels, and an investor group which is being led by the Company'....


Gala Bingo Targets Online Domination - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – Gala Bingo is taking on the global online gaming industry with the launch of its new website, GalaBingo.co.uk. The re-vamped site offers bingo and fun games and has huge prizes including the chance to win £250,000 every month.....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $101 Million - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togain power. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 601,845 players across thenation won a total of more than $5 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six num....


Mega Million Jackpot Rises to $68 Million - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

UNITED STATES Countless Mega Millions playersfrom coast to coast had their eyes on the prize in the Friday, March 17, 2006drawing. A total of 636,538 tickets won prizes, including three tickets thatwon $250,000. No ticket matched all six number....


Full House Resorts Reveals Expansion Plans - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Full House Resorts, Inc. (Amex: FLL) today announced details of the previously announced expansion plans for its Midway Slots operations at Harrington Raceway in Harrington, Delaware. Full House Resorts, through its subsidiary, Gamin....


Multimedia Games Wins Apuestas Internacionales Contract - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

AUSTIN, Texas Multimedia Games, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGAM) announced today that it has been selected by Apuestas Internacionales S.A. de C.V. ("Apuestas"), a subsidiary of Grupo Televisa, S.A. (NYSE: TV), to provide traditional and electronic bingo gami....


Poker Tournament Tours Europe - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

TROISDORF, Germany A one-of-a-kind pan-European championship, the Everest Poker European Championship consists of live freeroll satellites throughout Europe and online satellites at EverestPoker.com, all leading up to the final event with a 50,0....


College Poker Championship Gives Away Another Car - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

BELIZE – The College Poker Championship™ continues to redefine the student poker arena, uplifting and securing the future of students the world over. David Z, the third winner of the College Poker Championship™ Win-A-Car Promotion has drive....


US Complacent in WTO Ruling - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

GENEVA – The US today revealed nothing about progress made in almost a year regarding compliance with the WTO's 2005 ruling on Antigua's online gambling industry*. In a statement to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body where the US was expected to e....


Student Wins PartyPoker.com Million - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

GIBRALTAR –- Proving once again that theyouth movement is on the march in poker, a quiet 22-year-old college studentfrom Minneapolis became the youngest winner in the five-year history of theprestigious PartyPoker.com Million, claiming the $1 mi....


Entertainment Companies Join Caesars Singapore Team - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

LAS VEGAS In a move to further broaden the global and regional tourism appeal of Caesars Singapore, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) and Keppel Land today announced the signing of memorandums of understanding with Teamwork Film Pvt. Ltd. o....


First Phase of Grand Casino Biloxi Reopening - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

MISSISSIPPI – Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced plans to reopen Grand Casino Biloxi this summer, in the first phase of plans to create a destination resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.Pending regulatory approval, Grand C....


Renovations Bring Trump to New Level - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS New York developer Donald Trump doesn't like to do anything small.Take, for example, the task of completing the largest level of the $500 million Trump International Hotel & Tower, now under constructio....


Defending Harrah's - Tuesday 21st of March 2006

The recent topic about customer service at Harrah's now that it has taken over Caesers Entertainment generated more letters than any other topic besides the RNG. Here are some more letters about Harrah's and, finally, some writers have positive exp....


Hard Rock Moves to Playtech - Tuesday 21st of March 2006

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Playtech is proud to announceyet another successful migration to its platform. Hard Rock Casino, whichbrings together the heritage of the Hard Rock Cafe brand - the world'sleading collector and exhibitor of rock 'n' roll memora....


Kiwi Bingo Gives Away Computers - Tuesday 21st of March 2006

NEW ZEALAND – Kiwi Bingo has a history of giving players great prizes. And they've just announced that it's time to give away more. From March 20th - May 21st 2006, three brand new Dell Dimension B110 PC's will be given away to Kiwi Bingo player....


Legalized Gambling in Nevada Turns 75 - Tuesday 21st of March 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS –- On March 19, 1931, seventy-five years ago today, the state of Nevada legalized wide-open casino gambling, ushering in a new world of entertainment that had never before existed.The first gaming licens....


Dynamite Package for Stan James - Tuesday 21st of March 2006

Stan James are the latest bookmaker to take a suite of games from Dynamite Idea, the innovative fixed odds e-gaming developer. Dynamite Idea, in conjunction with Finsoft, has launched an impressive range of nine games on the popular Stan James we....


Spill Group Asia Launches Gaming Portal - Tuesday 21st of March 2006

SHANGHAI – – Spill Group, a leading operator and developer of online gaming portals in Europe and Asia, today announced the launch of its new online gaming platform youxi.cn. The site offers all games that are currently most popular in China. Y....


Man Wins $28,000 Freeroll Prize - Tuesday 21st of March 2006

NEW YORK – Mike started playing poker with his college buddies two years ago and got a taste for the big poker scene when he and his girlfriend visited Las Vegas during last year's Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. "We walked....


Boyd Gaming Launches Website for Pennsylvania Development - Sunday 19th of March 2006

LIMERICK, Pennsylvania – Boyd Gaming Corporation today launched BoydLimerick.com, its website for the Company's proposed project in Limerick Township.The website offers detailed information about The Limerick Casino, Hotel and Conference Center ....


Century Casinos Appoints COO - Sunday 19th of March 2006

COLORADO – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; VSE) announced today the appointment of Christian Gernert as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Christian Gernert has over 20 years of experience in the casino industry, most recently as Gener....


Intercasino Adds St. Patrick's Day Slot - Sunday 19th of March 2006

Millions of people around the globe celebrate St Patrick's Day each year. The great thing about it is that you don't even need to be Irish. All you need to do is wear something green, eat green food and drink green beer. Most people probably don'....


Record Prize at WPT - Sunday 19th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – If you have the desire to play with poker's cream of the crop, then the place to be is the WPT World Championship™, April 18 – 24 at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Then, of course, there's the other incentive—a possible whopping World ....


Mississippi Land-Based Casino Plans Approved - Sunday 19th of March 2006

JACKSON, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday approved site plans for what will be Gulfport's first land-based casino and granted time extensions to two other casino projects."Boomtown ....


Pet Motel Added to UK Casino Proposal - Sunday 19th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK Herald: "Plans for a pet motel at a new Las Vegas-style casino complex in a village have been revealed. "The proposed entertainment centre at Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, dubbed River City, also features a w....


Kansas Expanded Gambling Bill Fails - Sunday 19th of March 2006

KANSAS – As reported by the Lawrence Journal-World: "Despite pressure from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a move to expand gambling failed in the Senate on Thursday, which also throws into limbo proposed public school funding increases."'We were hoping t....


Casino Exec Remembered for Generosity - Sunday 19th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Las Vegas businessman Herb Tobman was remembered Wednesday by family members, associates and friends as a throwback to old Las Vegas.If someone was in dire straits or a community effort needed a financi....


Bill Would Block Checks, Credit Cards For Payments - Sunday 19th of March 2006

by Tony BattLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON, DC Almost four years after it passed virtually the same legislation, a House committee on Wednesday approved by voice vote a bill that would prohibit the use of credit cards and checks to pay for Interne....


Off-Reservation Gambling Stirs Up Dispute - Sunday 19th of March 2006

by Tony BattLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON, DC In an unusually sharp rebuke, a House committee chairman on Wednesday accused an Interior Department official of making misleading statements about the increase of Indian casinos in communities that a....


PBL Cuts Ties with Stanley Ho - Sunday 19th of March 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: "The Packer family's Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd has severed its relationship with Macau's controversial casino tycoon Stanley Ho after he announced late yesterday that he would step down as ....


WhichPoker.com Launches WSOP Qualifier - Sunday 19th of March 2006

GIBRALTAR – Whichpoker.com, the Internet's premier poker tournament information and statistics site, has launched its annual event WSOP qualifier to guarantee one winner entry to the poker event Las Vegas between June 25 and August 10 2006.With ....


GTECH Board Recognized - Sunday 19th of March 2006

WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island – For the secondconsecutive year, GTECH Holdings Corporation's (NYSE: GTK) Board of Directorshas been named the Top Performing Board of Directors in Gaming by HVSExecutive Search, a global consulting and services or....


Club World Casinos Expands - Sunday 19th of March 2006

Club World Casinos Group is very excited to announce the launch of 3 online casinos designed to cater for the increasing demands of the global market.ClubUSAcasino.com has been launched as an online casino for players from the USA and other Count....


Montreal Casino Revamp Rejected - Sunday 19th of March 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – As reported by the McGill Daily: "The $1.2-billion project to revamp the Montreal Casino and move it to a working-class district was axed on Friday after a ten-month anti-casino campgain was successful in preventing the initiati....


MGM Mirage Exec Named as 'Woman of Distinction' - Sunday 19th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Punam Mathur, MGM Mirage Senior Vice President of Corporate Diversity and Community Affairs, has been named as one of Southern Nevada's "Women of Distinction" by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Southern Nevada (N....


Las Vegas Airport Ranks Fifth - Sunday 19th of March 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLas Vegas' McCarran International climbed one spot to become the nation's fifth-busiest passenger airport last year on the Airports Council International-North America's annual traffic ranking.Southern Nevada's pri....


Lottery Scam Money Recovered - Sunday 19th of March 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Attorney General Tom Corbetttoday announced that more than $175,000 has been recovered and will bereleased to consumers in Pennsylvania and throughout the country, who weredefrauded in a 1998 Canadian-based telemarketi....


Online Player List Launched - Sunday 19th of March 2006

InternetTexasHoldem.com (ITH) announced today the launch of the first ever Internet Player of the Year rankings. The Internet Player of the Year ranking will track and rank internet poker players from the current premier online poker tournaments. ....


Dover Downs Reports Expansion Plan - Sunday 19th of March 2006

DOVER, Delaware – Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) announced an expansion plan that will more than double the number of hotel rooms and add a luxurious 8,000-square-foot spa to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.By the summer of ....


Antigua Blasts US Law - Saturday 18th of March 2006

GENEVA As reported by Reuters: "Antigua on Friday blasted the United States over what the tiny Caribbean island state said were moves to ensure it could not build up its fragile economy through revenues from Internet gambling services."Criticising....


Woman Wins Seat at WSOP - Saturday 18th of March 2006

Four months to the day after joining Poker.com, the home of online poker, Sheila Chandler (32), known as 'MsRounders', a pharmacy manager from Jacksonville Florida has made Poker.com World Series of Poker history, as the first woman to win her wa....


South Carolina Casino Boats Face Fee - Saturday 18th of March 2006

SOUTH CAROLINA – As reported by the Myrtle Beach Sun News: "Casino boats can keep doing business in Horry County for now but operators may be forced to pay for the privilege."Council members voted 8-3 Tuesday to tax the state's only two floating c....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $88 Million - Saturday 18th of March 2006

UNITED STATES –- The Powerball jackpot continues to getbigger and bigger exciting players from all across the nation. Even thoughthe grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 503,287 players across thenation won a total of more than $7.9 mill....


Missouri Gaming Commission Director Resigns - Friday 17th of March 2006

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "The state's top gambling regulator is stepping down."Kevin Mullally, executive director of the Missouri Gaming Commission for the last five years, will leave next month to bec....


Panel: New York County Can't Handle Casinos - Friday 17th of March 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Hudson Valley News: "The creation of casinos in Sullivan County could preclude their own doom, predicted Michael Edelstein, President of Orange Environment. "Edelstein was one of three on a panel who addressed the pot....


Pennsylvania Slot Block Approved - Thursday 16th of March 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pennsylvania Evening Sun: "The House backed an effort to stop a Gettysburg-area slots parlor Tuesday night, approving an amendment to the 2004 slots law that would ban any stand-alone casinos in Adams County. "Rep....


MGM Mirage Plans Singapore Cirque du Soleil - Thursday 16th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS MGM Mirage announced in Singapore today that it will include a permanent Cirque du Soleil show as part of the hotel-casino it hopes to build in Singapore.The casino company is vying for the right to dev....


Poker Stars Recruited for NAPP Tour - Thursday 16th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Hansen Gray & Company, Inc.(OTC Bulletin Board: HGCP) today announced that its subsidiary NAPP Tour,Inc., an event management, television production company and founder of boththe North American Poker Tour(TM) (NAPT) and Internationa....


European Convention Looks at Italy's Online Casino Ban - Thursday 16th of March 2006

Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that the 2006 European Casino Affiliate Convention will discuss the latest controversial issues concerning the Italian Government's decision to block over 600 online casino websites. The Casino Affiliate Conven....


Magna Entertainment Looks for New CEO - Thursday 16th of March 2006

AURORA, Ontario – Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC") (NASDAQ: MECA) announced today that its Board has initiated a search for a new chief executive officer. Frank Stronach, MEC's Chairman, stated: "Tom Hodgson, our current President and CEO, join....


New Casinos Sets Iowa Gaming Standards - Thursday 16th of March 2006

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Omaha-Council Bluffs market's only land-based, full service casino opens tonight at 9 p.m., ringing in a new era of gaming in the Midwest.With roughly 100,000 square feet of gambling space on a single level and a host....


NEC Bid Leads UK Casino Race - Thursday 16th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the icBirmingham: "The bid for a 'Style City' super-casino at the National Exhibition Centre has emerged as a front-runner in an independent inquiry commissioned by the Government."Blackpool, seen as favourite to w....


Pinnacle Extends Its Grasp - Thursday 16th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment, which has carved out a niche in the past few years as a successful operator of regional-based casinos, took a step up the gaming industry ladder Monday, agreeing....


Tropicana to Remain Open - Thursday 16th of March 2006

by Jennifer RobisonLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Employees and customers alike were pleased to learn that the Tropicana, long the subject of tear-down rumors, will remain open for at least two more years."I'm happy they're keeping it open because ....


Las Vegas Condo Market Discussed - Thursday 16th of March 2006

by Hubble SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Nobody really knows the depth of the high-rise condominium market in Las Vegas, though nearly 1,000 have been built and sold and another 5,800 are under construction, a local economist said Tuesday.John....


Kansas Bill Heads to Senate - Thursday 16th of March 2006

TOPEKA, Kansas – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "A bill authorizing two casinos and slot machines at dog and horse tracks, including the Woodlands, could be debated in the Senate as early as Thursday."The bill earmarks 75 percent of the stat....


Caesars Tahoe Unveils 'The Zone' - Thursday 16th of March 2006

NEVADA – Just in time for the madness of March, Caesars Tahoe (soon to be MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa) unveils "The Zone," which includes a newly remodeled sports book and a brand new poker room. A haven for all things athletics, "The Zone" ....


Aristocrat Technologies Awarded Iowa Casino Contract - Thursday 16th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas-based AristocratTechnologies, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide itsOASIS(TM) Casino Management System for the April 2006 opening of PeninsulaGaming's new Diamond Jo Casino in Worth County, Iowa ....


River Belle Rewards Players - Thursday 16th of March 2006

GIBRALTAR – Winning in poker is a matter of skilland luck, but this March, River Belle Online Poker rewards players for justplaying the game. River Belle will offer a series of promotions culminatingwith the grand prize "Wish You Were Here" wee....


Gulfside Casino Partnership, Harrah's Close Property Deal - Thursday 16th of March 2006

GULFPORT, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Rick Carter and Terry Green now own the Grand Casino Gulfport property."Their company, Gulfside Casino Partnership, closed on the purchase of the property from Harrah's Entertainment t....


Director Joins Harrah's Singapore Project - Thursday 16th of March 2006

SINGAPORE Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) and Keppel Land raised the ante today in their bid for the integrated resort project at Marina Bay in Singapore, joining forces with Hollywood legend and Academy Award® winner James Cameron to cr....


Casino Affiliate Convention Hall Sold Out - Thursday 16th of March 2006

NEW YORK Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that all exhibit spaces within the main exhibit hall are now sold out for the 2006 European Casino Affiliate Convention. The conference and exposition will be held on April 9 - 10, 2006 in Amsterdam ....


Money Casino Launches Spanish Version - Thursday 16th of March 2006

Money Casino announces the launch of its Spanish language version Casino Dinero. The mission of Casino Dinero is to provide the Spanish speaking player a fully localized and user-friendly gaming experience. All the elements featured on Money Casi....


MEC, Ladbrokes Reach Agreement - Thursday 16th of March 2006

AURORA, Ontario – Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC") today announced that it has reached an agreement for its Austrian subsidiary to distribute premium North American horse racing content directly to Ladbrokes' licensed betting shops throughout t....


Anti-Online Gaming Bill Pass in House - Thursday 16th of March 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by the Westfall Weekly News: "A U.S. House committee on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at stamping out the $12 billion Internet gambling industry by stopping businesses from accepting credit cards and other forms of p....


BetEagle Offers $1 Million Prize - Thursday 16th of March 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Since opening the doors in1997 BetEagle.com has been a top seed for recreationalgamblers wanting to bet on the NCAA Basketball Tournament. For the 2006Madness, BetEagle.com is posting up a $1,000,000 first prize to the ....


LV Sands' $2.76 Billion Stock Offer - Thursday 16th of March 2006

by Howard SttuzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Tuesday announced the seventh and eighth hotels for the casino operator's Chinese Cotai Strip development, but the latest joint venture agreement was overshadowed by the company....


Harrah's Bets on Pizzaz - Thursday 16th of March 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS The world's largest casino company is betting on a mix of Roman splendor and Hollywood pizazz to power its quest to conquer Singapore's lucrative gaming and tourism markets.Las Vegas-based Harrah's Ente....


Las Vegas Sands Prices Stock - Thursday 16th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) announced today the pricing of a secondary stock offering of 55,000,000 shares of its common stock at $50.25 per share. All of the shares are being offered by certain trusts for the benefit of its p....


Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $56 Million - Wednesday 15th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – So you think nobody won Tuesday'sMega Millions drawing? Not so. Even without a jackpot winner, there weremore than 500,000 winning tickets. That includes eight tickets that camewithin just one number of hitting the jackpot. N....


Eurobet Poker Offers Chance at WSOP Seats - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

Eurobet Poker is offering customers the chance to win one of three seats at the 'World Series of Poker Circuit' event at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas in May, which has an estimated $3,000,000 prize pool. Located on the Las Vegas strip, Caesars Palace....


Scientific Games Awarded Washington Lottery Contract - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific Games(Nasdaq: SGMS) has been awarded the primary contract to supply instant ticketsand related services for Washington State's Lottery. The contract runs forfour years, with options for extensions up to a maximum of four ad....


Absolute Poker Passes Milestone - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Absolute Poker, the fourth largest online poker website in theworld, announced today that it has passed the 300 million mark for the numberof poker hands dealt on their website since the company's inception in 2003.Known f....


InterCasino Jackpot Reaches Record High - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

One lucky casino player is just a mouse click away from becoming the Web's newest millionaire, as InterCasino's famous Progressive Jackpots have reached a record setting high – totalling nearly $2 million. One lucky casino player is just a mouse....


Workers Distracted by March Madness - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

by Jennifer RobinsonLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS If you're Tjeerd Brink's boss, it's time to cover your ears and close your eyes.We definitely don't want you to find out that someday, sometime, somewhere this week, Brink will be watching basketba....


Gambler Threatens Bombing - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the North Territory News: "A man who had gambled away $200,000 threatened to blow up Darwin's SkyCity casino by strapping a bomb to his body, a Darwin court heard yesterday."Mihad Kukuljevic, 67, told a croupier he was g....


Pinnacle Acquires Aztar - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) and Aztar Corporation (NYSE: AZR) announced today that the Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved, and the companies have entered into, a definitive merger agreement u....


Strip Casinos That Take Commissions on Buy Bets Only on a Win - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

Hi, Mr. Scoblete,Just a quick note to tell you how much I have learned from and enjoyedyour books! I mostly want to play craps, but even the stuff you writeabout games I'll probably never play, like Spanish 21, is great fun andgives insight into the ....


Lucky Woman Drives Home in Style - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

CALIFORNIA – – Four lucky tickets were drawn last night during the "Go Man Go, Car-A-Week" Give- Away Promotion at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Excitement grew as the crowd waited in anticipation to see if each player called was indeed present. A....


UK Towns Make Casino Case - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the BBC News: "Two towns in Dumfries and Galloway have been earmarked as potential sites for casino developments. "The local licensing board looks set to propose Gretna and Stranraer in the nationwide search for loc....


Legal Technicalities and Creativity in Florida - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

Silly laws create silly barriers, which call for silly solutions. In 1996, the Florida State Legislature, undoubtedly acting with the best intentions, created a mess when it passed a law allowing pari-mutuel outlets to run commercial poker rooms. ....


Iowa Casinos Expand - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "Iowa's casino industry is in the midst of a $742 million expansion boom."Four new riverboat casinos will open over the next 14 months, and 10 existing casinos are undergoing major face-lifts or expan....


New Blue Chip Casino Deals Gamblers a Royal Flush - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

A visit to the new Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City is as close to a Las Vegas-style gambling experience that you will find in the greater Chicago area. That's the impression this columnist came away with following the Januar....


Woman Hits $100,000 Jackpot - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

CALIFORNIA – Taking the 'shortcut to Vegas' paid off in a big way for Catherine Clark of San Pedro, California. She is the most recent major jackpot winner at Pechanga Resort & Casino. In less time than it would have taken her to drive to Sin ....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $75 Million - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues toclimb. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 533,708 players across the nationwon a total of more than $7.5 million in prizes in America's Game. Inaddition, the number "10" was selected on the P....


More on Harrah's Customer Service - Monday 13th of March 2006

Hi, John, I just wanted to comment on the letter about the service at Harrah's casinos. My sister and I have just returned from a three-day stay at Harrah's Cherokee casino. The service was not good at all. My sister was playing two quarter 777 machi....


Woman Hits $2.4 Million Slot Jackpot - Monday 13th of March 2006

WINDSOR, Ontario – A woman from Roseville, Michiganwent home $2,423,487 richer yesterday after hitting the jackpot on CasinoWindsor's MegaBucks $1 progressive slot machine. Casino Windsor first introduced MegaBucks dollar slot machines in 200....


Coventry Bid Finds Support - Sunday 12th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the icCoventry: "Labour opposition leader John Mutton has called on Birmingham and Solihull to back Coventry's bid to have Britain's first pilot super-casino."He said they should give up their respective plans for a....


Senate to Vote on Tribal Gaming Authority - Sunday 12th of March 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by the Bartlesville Examiner: "Dismissing complaints from Indian gaming advocates, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday the Senate Indian Affairs Committee will vote March 29 on his bill to broaden federal authori....


Norwich Leaders Consider Rejecting Casino Idea - Sunday 12th of March 2006

NORWICH, England – As reported by the Norwich Evening News: "City Hall leaders are planning to turn down a unique opportunity for Norwich to become the new Las Vegas of the East and be the location for one of the country's new casinos."Under last ....


Montreal Casino Gets Mixed Response - Sunday 12th of March 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – As reported by the CBC Radio: "Guy Coulombe says it is too early for the Quebec government to decide to move Montreal's casino."Coulombe heads an intergovernmental committee that is examining whether the casino should be moved t....


Stanley Leisure Sell Maxim Stake - Sunday 12th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK Times: "Stanley Leisure has sold back its 50 per cent stake in Maxims, the upmarket casino, to Genting, the Malaysian gaming group, for £8.5 million."The deal comes 14 months after Stanley purchased the hold....


Dynasty Gaming, Golden Palace Sign Deal - Sunday 12th of March 2006

NEW YORK – Dynasty Gaming Inc. (TSXVenture: "DNY"), a global online gaming sector leader with a first-to-marketaggregate player, cash-wager version of Mahjong, today announced the signingof a contract with Golden Palace Limited. The contract,....


Canadian Wins WSOP Freeroll Tournament - Sunday 12th of March 2006

NEW YORK – -– Todd Sinclair, a self-described amateur poker player who spends between 20 and 40 hours competing online every week, beat 200 players to take first place and its $12,500 WSOP prize package in an exclusive WSOP freeroll tournament ....


SportsCrew.com Launches Daily Lotto - Sunday 12th of March 2006

GEORGIA – -– SportsCrew.com announces the only contest in the world of online gaming and entertainment that will award a player with one prize every single day of the year: the SportsCrew.com Online Lotto. As of March 10, 2006, the readers of ....


Oneida Entertainment Joins American Racing - Sunday 12th of March 2006

HOUSTON, Texas – Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (AMEX:UWN) announced that Oneida Entertainment, LLC (``Oneida'), has been admitted as a member in American Racing and Entertainment, LLC. Oneida has made a $5 million equity investment in American Rac....


Century Casinos Reports Record Revenues - Sunday 12th of March 2006

COLORADO – For the year ended December 31, 2005, Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market and the VSE: CNTY) reported record net operating revenue of $37,445,000, a 4.7% increase over the $35,765,000 reported in 2004. Net operating revenue f....


New Zealand Racing Industry Gets Tax Break - Sunday 12th of March 2006

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the Radio New Zealand: "The racing industry is to receive a $30 million package of tax-breaks. Details were announced today at the conclusion of Auckland's Racing Carnival Week."A key change will see the duty on gambli....


Nevada Casinos Report Record Month - Sunday 12th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Free-spending Chinese visitors, celebrating the start of the Year of the Dog, threw a bone to Nevada casinos in January.The state's gambling halls won $1.14 billion during the month, the single-highest ....


GoldenPalace.com Buys Metal Christ Image - Sunday 12th of March 2006

MANCHESTER, Connecticut – Is a piece of sheet metal worth$1500? It is to GoldenPalace.com, especially when it bears the image ofChrist and the Virgin Mary. Hardy's Hardware employee Thomas Haley was unloading supplies when he hadto do a doub....


MGM Mirage Scores Among Top Corporate Web Sites - Sunday 12th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – The MGM Mirage corporate web site has been ranked among the leading corporate Internet sites for its diversity content by Diversity Best Practices (DBP) and The Business Women's Network. The ranking follows an in-depth review by the ....


UK Casino Rules Published - Saturday 11th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the 24 Dash News: "Proposed rules on how to govern Britain's gambling industry in the future are being published today."The draft rules aim to keep crime out of the industry, ensure gambling is fair and protect vuln....


Casino Execs Gather for East Coast Gaming Congress - Friday 10th of March 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey –- One of the strongest casinoexecutive panels ever assembled will address the 10th annual East Coast GamingCongress, May 22-23 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. The Congress' "Industry Leaders Forum" will feat....


Aristocrat Technologies Names VP - Friday 10th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS –- Las Vegas-based AristocratTechnologies, Inc. announced the promotion of Kelly Shaw to Vice President,Systems Sales and Marketing. Shaw will oversee the Company's OASIS(TM) Casino Management Systembusiness in North America, focusi....


PartyPoker.com Million V Sets Sail - Friday 10th of March 2006

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – What do youget when you mix over 500 poker players, over 100 Black Jack masters, 200poker dealers, 600 decks of cards, 180,000 chips, the luscious Caribbean sun,two exotic ports of call and over $5 million of prize mone....


Bluff Magazine Crosses the Atlantic - Friday 10th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – – America's #1 poker magazine, 'Bluff', is crossing the Atlantic to delight European poker lovers with its unique and eclectic mix of news, view and expert tips from Poker's finest exponents. Written for real players by real ....


Woman Wins $5 Million Slot Jackpot - Friday 10th of March 2006

VINTON, Louisiana – Experiencing the biggest shock of herlife, a self-employed, 45-year-old woman visiting the Delta Downs CasinoSunday evening screamed aloud after hitting a $5,395,039 statewide progressivejackpot while playing a popular Wheel ....


Poker Academy Hosts Reception - Friday 10th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Poker Academy, a leading poker software developer of Texas Hold'em poker games, today announced a customer appreciation reception for its customers at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006, in a private dining room at Sazio's located in....


BingoTek Partners with Microgaming - Friday 10th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – – Leading online bingo software provider BingoTek has partnered with Microgaming, an innovative supplier of online gaming solutions to many of the world's leading online casinos poker rooms and sports book operators, to deli....


Kelly Technologies Wins Las Vegas Deal - Friday 10th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS –- Network Installation Corp.(OTC Bulletin Board: NWKI) announced today that subsidiary Kelley Technologieswas awarded a design project for a major Las Vegas resort and casino hotel.The project includes the design of communication and ....


Davenport Becomes Poker's Newest Professional - Friday 10th of March 2006

By Ryan McLaneNASSAU, BAHAMAS - When Jim Davenport's friend became sick with cancer three and a half years ago, he and a group of his University of Southern California (Berkeley) friends decided to support their buddy by shaving their heads and sta....


Progressive Gaming Approved for California - Friday 10th of March 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 received approval from Gamin....


Pennsylvania Lottery Warns of Scam - Friday 10th of March 2006

MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania – Recently, a number of consumershave received an e-mail titled "CONGRATULATION! CONGRATULATION!!CONGRATULATION!!!," which fraudulently uses Pennsylvania Lottery logos. Thesee-mails, as well as other similar e-mails tou....


Nevada Panel Approves Red Rock License - Friday 10th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Dennis Neilander offered a prediction Wednesday at the conclusion of the regulatory panel's 90-minute licensing hearing into Station Casino's $925 million Red Rock R....


WPT Offers Father's Day Present Ideas - Friday 10th of March 2006

LOS ANGELES – For dad this Father's Day, you can't go wrong if you pick poker. However, cards and chips are just the starting point. The World Poker Tour has gone "All-In" with an array of branded merchandise that will bring a smile to dad's fac....


Harrah's Entertainment Recognized by Business Association - Friday 10th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS The Black Business Association of Memphis and the Mid-South presented Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) with the 2005 Outstanding Business Purchasing Award during the 20th Annual Benny Awards Dinner in Memphis on Thursday, March ....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $62 Million - Friday 10th of March 2006

The Powerball jackpot continues to moveupward. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 487,557players across the nation won a total of more than $5.5 million in prizes inAmerica's favorite Game. Because no one correctly matc....


Atronic Product Approved in NJ - Friday 10th of March 2006

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Atronic is pleased to announcethe New Jersey approval for its innovative e-motion(TM) cabinet and supportingplatform. The eagerly anticipated approval will allow Atronic to install the widelysuccessful e-motion cabinet i....


Michigan Casino Proposal Face New Laws - Friday 10th of March 2006

MICHIGAN – As reported by the Port Huron Times: "Port Huron has two groups vying to build a tribal casino in the city. "One effort got approval from city voters in 2001. The question now is, would the new effort require a similar vote - or even a ....


Belle Rock Celebrates Birthday - Thursday 9th of March 2006

GIBRALTAR – It is Belle Rock Entertainment's 2ndbirthday, and all players at River Belle Online Casino and Online Poker aswell as those at Lucky Nugget, Jackpot City and The Gaming Club are invited tojoin the celebrations by winning their share ....


Micronesian Casino Deal Signed - Thursday 9th of March 2006

MICRONESIA – As reported by the Saipan Tribune: "Tinian moved a step closer to becoming Micronesia's Las Vegas, with two companies now in the process of establishing hotel casinos on the island."Representatives of the Marianas Resort Development C....


Harrah's Releases Impact Report - Thursday 9th of March 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "If you're at least 21 and living in Allegheny County, Harrah's is counting on you to lose $400 at its slot machines during the casino's first business year. By year four, if you're not si....


NJ Group Sues Over Casino Smoking Exclusion - Thursday 9th of March 2006

TRENTON, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "A coalition of proprietors from the hospitality industry sued the state Tuesday, asking a U.S. District Court to overturn a smoking ban that excludes the casino industry."'If the ca....


Study: Pennsylvania Resort Impact Minimal - Thursday 9th of March 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Tribune Democrat: "A new study emphasizes that Seven Springs Mountain Resort's plans for a 500 slot-machine casino would cater mostly to existing clientele and would not radically transform the resort or the count....


Local Council Supports Carlisle Casino - Thursday 9th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK News & Star: "Plans to bring a casino to Carlisle have won the backing of the council."…Councillors meeting last night voted to put Carlisle's name forward as a venue for one of 17 new casinos to be opened ....


Hamas Closes Casino - Thursday 9th of March 2006

ISRAEL – As reported by the Arutz Sheva: "The Oasis Casino, which sometimes had a daily turnover of close to a million dollars, was built in Jericho after the signing of the Oslo Accords, over ten years ago. In 1999, it made a profit of $54 millio....


WPT Boot Camp Event Stops in Reno - Thursday 9th of March 2006

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida – Imagine sitting down with a handful of great poker pros to learn the true insider techniques that lead to million dollar victories at World Poker Tour® Final Tables. There will be 100 aspiring poker players living th....


Gambling Foes Plan Legislative Move - Thursday 9th of March 2006

by Tony BattLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON, DC Supporters of an Internet gambling ban may try this week to add the prohibition to lobbying reform legislation on the Senate floor.Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., on Tuesday, said he may offer an online wageri....


Suncoast, Rampart Don't Fear New Resort - Thursday 9th of March 2006

by Jeff SimpsonBy Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS Station Casinos opens its Red Rock Resort next month, but its nearest competitors aren't quaking in their boots. The $925 million casino at the intersection of the Las Vegas Beltway and ....


Las Vegas Workers Try to Stay Afloat - Thursday 9th of March 2006

By Liz Benston By Our Partners at the Las Vegas Sun LAS VEGAS As a host of older hotels are torn down in the coming years to make way for the biggest building boom in Las Vegas history, the longtime landmarks will yield to taller, glitzier and much....


Report Could Delay Quebec Casino Plans - Thursday 9th of March 2006

QUEBEC – As reported by the 940 News: "The Coulombe Report, comissioned by the province to evaluate the Peel Basin Casino project, could put the plans to move the casino on the backburner, according to a report in La Presse."Guy Coulombe, former h....


Proposed Foxwoods Casino Details Revealed - Thursday 9th of March 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer: "The $350 million casino planned for the Delaware River waterfront in South Philadelphia that would be operated by the tribe behind Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort Casino would generate 954 jo....


Michigan Casino Plan Faces Questions - Thursday 9th of March 2006

PORT HURON, Michigan – As reported by the Port Huron Times Herald: "More questions than answers emerged from a massive casino and resort hotel proposal unveiled on Monday in Port Huron. "Details are few about a group called Port Huron Development,....


Wall Street Applauds Wynn's Macau Deal - Thursday 9th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireNEW YORK Wall Street gave Wynn Resorts Ltd. its stamp of approval Monday following a weekend announcement that the Las Vegas-based company had sold a subconcession to operate casinos in Macau to a rival gaming de....


Harrah's Wins Lawsuit - Thursday 9th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – As reported by the UK Telegraph: "A judge has ordered Rod Stewart to pay a Las Vegas casino more than $3 million (£1.7 million) for not returning money he was paid before he cancelled a concert in 2000."US District Judge Larry Hicks r....


NASCAR, WSOP Champions Team Up for Charity - Thursday 9th of March 2006

MISSOURI – Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon has teamed with 2003 World Series of Poker Champion Chris Moneymaker for a new series of world-class No-Limit Hold 'em tournaments that will benefit The Jeff Gordon Foundation, the official chari....


Trump Plans Addition to Taj Mahal - Thursday 9th of March 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Rising 485 feet above Atlantic City, it will give Donald Trump's gaming empire some much-needed upward mobility."Plans were submitted Tues-day for a 45-story addition to the T....


Questions Still Surround Boyd's Pennsylvania Project - Thursday 9th of March 2006

LIMERICK, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Philadelphia Daily News: "When Boyd Gaming Corp. announced its intention to build a slots parlor in this township just across the border from Chester County, residents were left with many questions about....


Kiwi Casino Gives Away Another Trip - Thursday 9th of March 2006

NEW ZEALAND – Kiwi Casino Poker has given away another luxury vacation for two to the 2006 New Zealand Poker Champs.Playing poker online can take you all over the world as another Kiwi Casino Poker player has recently found out. Jason Rosenberg ....


WJMC Offers Mobile Jackpot - Thursday 9th of March 2006

LONDON – Launched today, a first in the mobile world, 'Major Millions' gives players the chance to try their luck on a brand new mobile progressive jackpot slot machine - with a maximum £1 million jackpot.Simply by texting WJMC to 89895, follo....


NEC Proposal Gets More Support - Thursday 9th of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by icBirmingham: "Another business organisation is urging Birmingham City Council to "get off the fence" and back a move to build Britain's first super-casino at the National Exhibition Centre."The Institute of Directo....


Anti-Casino Group's Statements Criticized - Thursday 9th of March 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Gettysburg Times: "A group supporting efforts to bring a casino to Adams County has called a preservation group's statements against the gaming facility "deliberately misleading.""Pro-Casino of Adams County spokes....


Inside a $20 Million Poker Game - Thursday 9th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – In what is considered the largesthead-to-head poker game of all time, self-made billionaire banker Andy Bealmatched $20 million against a rotating cast made up of the best high-stakespoker players in the world, including Phil Ivey, J....


Red Rock Resort Readies to Rock - Wednesday 8th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming Wire NEVADA When they sat down to design Red Rock Resort a few years ago, Frank Fertitta III and his brother, Lorenzo, harkened back to their days growing up in Las Vegas, when a big night out was at the Desert Inn ....


Iowa Casino Plan Moves Forward - Wednesday 8th of March 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Hawk Eye News: "Unless it's knocked down by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, Randy Winegard's plan to build a casino in Burlington will fly. "The Burlington City Council voted 4–1 Monday on the third, final readin....


Penn National Gaming to Retain Argosy Casino-Alton - Wednesday 8th of March 2006

WYOMISSING, Pennsylvania Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: Nasdaq) announced today that the Illinois Gaming Board ("IGB") has agreed to allow Penn National to retain the Argosy Casino-Alton in Alton, Illinois. In addition, the Illinois Gaming Boa....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $31 Million - Wednesday 8th of March 2006

UNITED STATES -– The jackpot in Mega Millions isgrowing and there is no shortage of winners! A total of 410,153 ticketsfrom coast to coast won prizes in the Tuesday, March 7, 2006 drawing. Thatincludes two tickets that each won $250,000. Sin....


Prairie Meadows Urged to Build Hotel - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

IOWA – As reported by the Des Moines Register: "State regulators are urging Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino to construct a hotel and parking garage to spur more business, contending the Altoona gambling operation is underperforming in its mar....


Card Player Chosen 2005 National Poker Championship - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS –- Most major sports have their best teamsbattle it out for ultimate athletic supremacy. But few have the cut-throatcompetition of the 2006 National Heads-Up Poker Championship which faces 64 ofpoker's top players off against one anot....


Deadline Looming for U.S. in W.T.O. Fight with Antigua - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

Once again, the federal government is not taking gambling seriously. And we are all going to pay for it. The U.S. won most of a dispute with Antigua in the World Trade Organization over Antigua's claim that it could not be prevented from taking be....


Delaware Brings in Gambling Machines - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

DOVER, Delaware – As reported by the Delaware State News: "New gambling machines could be coming to Delaware casinos in the fall."The state lottery office is soliciting bids from companies to provide multi-player machines offering electronic versi....


Las Vegas Targets Gay Target - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS – With an estimated $65 billion in annual expenditures, American homosexuals are one of the world's most sought-after leisure travel submarkets.And Las Vegas, like other cities, aims to snag a larger s....


AlamoPoker.com Offers $1.9 Million Prize Pool - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

LOS ANGELES, California – – AlamoPoker.com - The Home of Texas Hold'Em is offering a series of six big money prize pool tournaments culminating with the Grand Tournament VII, a No Limit Texas Hold'Em poker game guaranteeing players $1,000,000 o....


Gambling Companies Courting Massachusetts - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

MASSACHUSETTS – As reported by the Boston Herald: "For gambling tycoons, the ultimate prize may not be another towering casino complex on the Vegas Strip. "Rather, it may be cracking one of the most lucrative and so far elusive potential ga....


Kansas Lawmakers Delay Bill Again - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

TOPEKA , Kansas – As reported by the Kansas City Star: "Yet again, Kansas lawmakers have delayed introducing a bill to expand state-run gambling that would include a casino for Kansas City, Kan."Leaders in the Senate said last week they would take....


South African Casino Revenues Up - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the South African Herald Online: "Revenue at the Boardwalk casino complex on the Port Elizabeth beachfront increased by 15% for the half year ended on December 31, as more foreign tourists descended on the city and So....


River Belle Online Sends Player to WSOP - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

GIBRALTAR –- At the final table of the No-LimitTexas Hold'em World Series of Poker Main Event, the greatest poker players inthe world are at war with each other, giving cold stares and making bluffs,painfully relinquishing chips until only one i....


Pennsylvania Hearings Extended - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – To encourage maximumparticipation in its public-input hearings on proposed gaming facilities, thePennsylvania Gaming Control Board has extended the registration deadline forthe hearings to Friday, March 17, 2006, said ....


More on Tournament Slot Machines - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

Been to Monaco (Monte Carlo) and the French Riviera. Vegas surely has a way to spoil us. I have been to quite a few casinos in Europe and yet to find one that compares to the Vegas experience. Having said that, I did have a good time. The slots are, ....


Station Casino Plans Mall - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the California Press-Democrat: "Station Casinos, which paid a record $100 million for land to develop a tribal casino next to Rohnert Park, wants to build an adjacent upscale shopping center that would mirror one of its....


Casinos Deny Targeting Teens for Gambling - Tuesday 7th of March 2006

CONNECTICUT – As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "You'd be hard pressed to find a local teen who hasn't visited one of the casinos. "Teens say they consider Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun like big malls."…Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun have ....


Las Vegas Faces Labor Shortage - Monday 6th of March 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming Wire LAS VEGAS A 'material lack of qualified labor in Las Vegas over the next several years' threatens new casinos and high-rise condominiums being developed here, a Deutsche Bank study found."Despite the phenomenal gro....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $50 Million - Monday 6th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 490,227 players across the nationwon a total of more than $4.9 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $18 Million - Monday 6th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – Less than a week after a ticketpurchased in Lyons, Ohio won an estimated $267 million jackpot, Mega Millionsexcitement is building once again. A total of 510,149 tickets from coast tocoast were winners in the Friday, March 3 draw....


Spread of Gambling Loses Steam - Sunday 5th of March 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireUNITED STATES – After years of heady campaigns to spread legal, commercial gambling to new jurisdictions in the United States, proliferation has ground to a halt in 2006.Deutsche Bank analyst Andrew Zarnett called ....


Biloxi Resort Proposal Approved - Sunday 5th of March 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "The $1 billion Broadwater Resort proposal passed the Biloxi Planning Commission on Thursday, with stipulations that plans for future phases would have to be approved by a committee."Afte....


Gulfport Entertainment-Gaming District Created - Sunday 5th of March 2006

MISSISSIPPI – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Rick Carter, co-owner of Gulfside Casino Partnership, left Thursday's Planning Commission meeting with a look of relief after moving one step closer to building a casino on land."After discussin....


Professional Group Backs NEC Plan - Sunday 5th of March 2006

BIRMINGHAM, England – As reported by icBirmingham: "A group representing Birmingham's professional and financial services community is the latest organisation to back plans for a super-casino at the National Exhibition Centre."Birmingham Forward s....


Treasure Bay CEO Steps Down - Sunday 5th of March 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Bernie Burkholder and Treasure Bay Gaming & Resorts announced jointly this morning that Burkholder has stepped down as chief executive officer of the privately held gambling company."Sus....


Spanish Casino Prepares for Move - Sunday 5th of March 2006

SPAIN – As reported by the Tenerife News: "The days of Puerto de la Cruz's Casino Taoro are numbered. The popular gambling attraction is set to move down from its present perch overlooking the town, to its new home in the waterfront Lago de Marti....


Montreal Cautious About Casino - Sunday 5th of March 2006

MONTREAL, Quebec – As reported by the Montreal Gazette: "Loto-Quebec's proposal to relocate the Montreal Casino to the Southwest borough could help revitalize the area but questions remain about public security and the impact on the neighbourhood....


Betfair Targets Women Poker Players - Saturday 4th of March 2006

LONDON – As reported by the UK Digital Bulletin: "Betfair has unleashed a huge marketing drive to get women into online poker, including the prize of a handsome poker dealer paying a home visit."…The marketing aims to softly introduce women aged....


Maine Holds Problem Gambling Awareness Week - Saturday 4th of March 2006

AUGUSTA, Maine – As reported by the Portsmouth Herald News: "Gov. John Baldacci has declared March 6-12 National Problem Gambling Awareness Week throughout the state. "He issued a proclamation in which he joined the combined efforts of the Departm....


Washington Tribal Casino Planned for 2007 - Saturday 4th of March 2006

SEATTLE, Washington – As reported by the Seattle Times: "A new tribal casino that will be the first on the Eastside and the closest to Seattle could open as early as the fall of 2007."The Snoqualmie Tribe's five-year quest to build a casino on 56 ....


MGM Mirage Recognized by Leading Business Publications - Saturday 4th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – For the fifth consecutive year, MGM Mirage has been named one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine. This recognition follows the magazine's annual survey that evaluates the reputation of companies with large U.S.....


Mississippi Governor Optimistic About Gaming Industry - Saturday 4th of March 2006

MISSISSIPPI – As reported by Reuters: "Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on Thursday said preparations for Hurricane Katrina were as good as they could have been, waving off doubts raised by a video showing U.S. President George W. Bush being war....


American Wagering Completes Acquisition - Saturday 4th of March 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada American Wagering, Inc. (OTC BB:BETM.OB) (the "Company") today announced that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary AWI Gaming, Inc. ("AWIG") completed the acquisition of, and commenced operations at, Sturgeon's Inn & Casino in....


Pennsylvania Awards Six Slot Licenses - Saturday 4th of March 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WirePENNSYLVANIA – Six gaming equipment companies, including industry giant International Game Technology and Las Vegas-based Aristocrat Technologies, have been awarded Pennsylvania's first slot machine licenses.In ....


Aladdin Transformation One Step Closer - Saturday 4th of March 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS The transformation of the Aladdin into Planet Hollywood is a step closer with work completed on the rotunda in the hotel-casino's center.Mike Dean, president of M.J. Dean Construction, the general contract....


Michigan AG Wants End to Lotto Pools - Saturday 4th of March 2006

LANSING, Michigan – Attorney General Mike Coxannounced today that he has demanded that PowerPick Player's Club of Michigan,L.L.C., a Grand Rapids based subsidiary of PowerPick America, L.L.C., stopselling subscriptions to lottery-ticket pools fo....


Scientific Games, West Virginia Lottery Extend Contract - Saturday 4th of March 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific Games(Nasdaq: SGMS) will supply instant tickets and related Marketing services tothe West Virginia Lottery for three more years pursuant to a contractannounced today. The pact, which is valued at $4.5 million over its initi....


Hollywood Poker Introduces Reward Program - Saturday 4th of March 2006

HOLLYWOOD, California – Hollywood Poker, where the stars come to play, is proud toroll out the red carpet to its members with the introduction ofClubHOLLYWOODPoker. ClubHOLLYWOODPoker is a special rewards program thatprovides rich and diverse r....


King Solomons Group Acquires Windows Casino Group - Saturday 4th of March 2006

LONDON – The King Solomons Group announced the acquisition of The Windows Casino group, which includes Windows Casino as well as other established online casinos; Gold Key, Portofino and Magic Oasis casinos amongst others. The acquisition signal....


Gambling Shake-Up in Australia - Saturday 4th of March 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: "The Bracks Government's bid to maximise returns from gambling in Victoria is gathering pace with the release of four issue papers for the review into the gaming machine, wagering and Club Keno....


Tomlinson to Speak at Pennsylvania Gaming Congress - Saturday 4th of March 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – State Sen. Robert M. "Tommy"Tomlinson, an architect of the Pennsylvania gaming act, will be a featuredspeaker at the 2nd annual Pennsylvania Gaming Congress on March 6-7. Sen. Tomlinson, who engaged in a decade-long ....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $38 Million - Saturday 4th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues to getbigger and bigger. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening,450,466 players across the nation won a total of more than $5.3 million inprizes in America's favorite Game. B....


Labrokes Updates Oscar Odds - Saturday 4th of March 2006

LONDON – Money continues to pour in for thefavorites ahead of Sunday night's academy awards, according to the famedLondon based oddsmakers, Ladbrokes. And globally punters appear unwilling to look beyond the front runners.George Clooney, nomi....


Hard Rock International, Intrawest Team Up for Resort - Saturday 4th of March 2006

ORLANDO, Florida Hard Rock International announced today its intention to develop a lifestyle condominium-hotel, in partnership with Intrawest Corporation, at the Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado.Hard Rock's four-star, luxury pro....


Cindy Margolis Launches Poker Room - Friday 3rd of March 2006

Cindy Margolis' launch party for her new poker room CindysPoker.com on February 18th catered to a full house featuring over 500 guests. Top poker pros Cyndy Violette and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and hot celebrities Mark McGrath, Adam Goldberg, Am....


TouchStone Poker Launches Points Program - Friday 3rd of March 2006

CURACAO – Online poker room TouchStone Poker has just launched its Player Points program which rewards its players for their loyalty to the poker room. Player points can be redeemed for all sorts of prizes including a Beer Fridge, Poker 101 DVDs....


Bingohall.com Offers Freeroll - Friday 3rd of March 2006

Leading online bingo site, Bingohall.com, announced today that it is running a unique $5,000 Bingo Freeroll on April 3rd, 2006. The Freeroll, which will be open to the site's members at no cost once the qualifying criteria has been met, will be in....


Arizona Lottery Drawings Televised - Friday 3rd of March 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona – For the first time ever, players insouthern Arizona can tune in to a local television station for their winninglottery numbers. Beginning today, KOLD News 13 in Tucson will air the ArizonaLottery drawings for The Pick(TM), Fan....


Jackpot Factory Launches Slot Promotion - Friday 3rd of March 2006

KAHNAWAKE, Canada – The Jackpot Factory Group, a leading online casino group that has paid out over $4 billion since its launch, unveiled an enormous slot promotion called "Slot Madness." During March, the group's casinos – All Slots Casino, ....


Study Warns Blackpool Plans Flawed - Friday 3rd of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Blackpool Today: "Dreams of a rejuvenated Blackpool through Las Vegas-style casinos are seriously flawed and could damage the resort's economy, a new study has warned."Profits would go abroad, jobs would go to m....


California Casino Vote Clears Hurdle - Friday 3rd of March 2006

SAN BERNARDINO, California – As reported by the Desert Dispatch: "The controversial local casino initiative is headed for the ballot."In San Bernardino County Superior Court Wednesday in Barstow, Judge John P. Vander Feer decided contents of a law....


Full House Resorts Provides Casino Project Update - Friday 3rd of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Full House Resorts, Inc. (Amex: FLL) is pleased to report that the Tribal Council of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana has signed a revised Gaming Management Agreement containing revisions which will expedite the approval by the....


Six Licenses Issued for Slots Manufacturing - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

PENNSYLVANIA As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "State gambling regulators issued their first licenses of any kind Tuesday to six companies that can manufacture slot machines to be sold in the state. "...The licenses are subject to 40 c....


ThwartPoker Set for Online Launch - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

By Aaron ToddWhen Daniel Pfeiffer was 17 years old, he became captivated by a card game his father invented. A mathematician, Arthur Pfeiffer found poker interesting but thought chance played too large a role in the game, so in 1984 he created a ver....


Australian Town Loses Pokie Battle - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

VICTORIA, Australia – As reported by the Herald Sun: "A town has lost its fight against poker machines after a judge ruled it could not be treated differently from the rest of Victoria."The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has over-rule....


California County Cool Towards Tribal Gaming - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the Fresno Bee: "The Fresno County Board of Supervisors sent a clear message on Tuesday that it wants a voice in shaping the growth of Indian gaming within the county."The supervisors unanimously passed two resolutions ....


Federal Internet Gambling Prohibition Legislation Re-Introduced - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

On February 16th, 2006 United States Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rick Boucher (D-VA) reintroduced proposed legislation (the "Bill") entitled the "Internet Gambling Prohibition Act" in the United States Congress. A similar piece of proposed....


Global Cash Access Renews Agreement with Casino Arizona - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

LAS VEGAS Casino Arizona, located in Scottsdale, Ariz., has signed five-year agreements to use the products and services of Global Cash Access (GCA), a leading provider of cash access products and related services to the gaming industry. Twenty-f....


U.K. Bankbenchers Push for More Licenses - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

GLASGOW, Scotland – As reported by the UK Evening Times: "Glasgow's battle to get the licence for the UK's only super casino was today given a major boost. "The Government is under pressure from its own backbenchers to grant licences for more than....


Cardiff Launches Super Casino Bid - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the BBC News: "Cardiff Council is to launch its bid for a regional 'super casino,' sited at its planned £700m international sports village development. "The city has said it needs the casino in order to finish the ....


Win Win Gaming Appoints Board Members - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

LAS VEGAS Win Win Gaming, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWN) announced today that it has appointed several new members to its Corporate Advisory Board.The Win Win Advisory Board is a non-governing panel of business and other executives created to advise the Compa....


Aristocrat Technologies Awarded Pennsylvania License - Thursday 2nd of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. todayannounced that it has been awarded one of the first gaming manufacturerlicenses by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The Board voted unanimously yesterday to grant Aristocrat Technologies on....


MGM Singapore Project Architect Named - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

SINGAPORE – As reported by the Dow Jones: "U.S. casino operator MGM Mirage (MGM) and Southeast Asia's largest developer CapitaLand Ltd. (C31.SG) Tuesday announced that Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC was the principal architect behind their joint ....


One Ticket Wins $267 Million Jackpot - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

UNITED STATES – One ticket has won it all.Somewhere there is a ticket worth an estimated $267 million. That ticket,which was purchased in Lyons, Ohio, matched all six numbers in the February28, 2006 Mega Millions drawing. The winning numbers ....


CelebPoker.com Launches New League - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

CelebPoker.com is announcing the launch of its all new Poker League this March. Not only fun, these tournaments are affordable and flexible to players' financial limits and time constraints. This is a great way for you to get your hands on prizes....


Harrah's Tops Investor Magazine's List - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

LAS VEGAS Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) has been named "America's Most Shareholder-Friendly Company" in the gaming and lodging industry by Institutional Investor magazine.Rankings were determined by votes from 1,300 analysts and portfol....


Prize Grows for Irish Open Side Events - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

€10,000 is being added to the three additional poker tournaments played at the Irish Open Festival 2006 over Easter weekend at Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. With €50,000 already added to the showpiece Irish Open, taking place on Saturday 15....


Binion's Hosts Poker Tournament - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

LAS VEGAS – Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel, and Omni Media & Entertainment are proud to announce the next great American poker tournament, the American Poker Player Championship.Omni Media is working in conjunction with the world famous Binion's....


Casinos Fail to Meet Goal on Minority Purchasing - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

KANSAS As reported by the Kansas City Star: "The Kansas City StarGoods and services purchased by Kansas City's two casinos from minority- and women-owned businesses fell in 2005 for the third consecutive year.But casino employment for minorities wa....


Online Bookmaker GameBookers Bids to Keep Ballack at Bayern - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

LONDON, UK Gamebookers.com, the leading European bookmaker, today announced that they have made an offer to Bayern Munich to cover the difference in wages between the money allegedly offered by Chelsea and Bayern Munich's bid in order to keep Mic....


Borgata to Increase Workforce by 25 Percent - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

ATLANTIC CITY Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa today announces details of its most aggressive recruitment campaign since opening. When Borgata opened in July 2003, the property engaged 4,800 associates and established a recruitment program that reflec....


Ladbrokes CEO Dismisses Takeover Talk - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

LONDON – As reported by the UK ABC Money: "Chris Bell, chief executive of the rechristened Ladbrokes Plc., has reiterated that there is no intention of taking the business private, even as the market is full with reports of a takeover by equity fi....


Japan to Legalize Casino to Promote Tourism - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

TOKYO, Japan As reported by Xinhua: "Japanese ruling Liberal Democratic Party is to formulate a basic policy around June to legalize casinos in the country with the aim of attracting more foreign tourists, local reports said on Saturday. "A member ....


March Madness at Belle Rock Entertainment - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

Thousands of people are set for a winning month this March as the River Belle, Lucky Nugget, Jackpot City and The Gaming Club online casinos launch their promotions bonanzas giving away casino credits to anyone who wants a piece of the action. Fun....


Scientific Games to Supply West Virginia Lottery - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific Games[Nasdaq: SGMS] will supply a new AEGIS-Video(TM) Central Monitoring System(CMS) to the West Virginia Lottery under terms of a contract announced today.The CMS will run the lottery's network of 20,000 video lottery term....


Belle Rock Entertainment Launches March Promotions - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

GIBRALTAR – Thousands of people are set for awinning month this March as the River Belle, Lucky Nugget, Jackpot City andThe Gaming Club online casinos launch their promotions bonanzas giving awaycasino credits to anyone who wants a piece of the ....


Problems Hit Plans for Kirklees Casino - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

WEST YORKSHIRE, UK As reported by icHuddersfield: "Kirklees Council's casino plans could be thrown into chaos due to worries over gambling."In one case, a council officer has asked not to brief colleagues and councillors on plans."The Examiner has ....


ACLU is Warning Against Casino Entertainment Rules - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

NEVADA As reported by the Associated Press: "The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada cautioned regulators against any efforts to control the type of entertainment offered in the state's casinos, saying such efforts would amount to unconstituti....


Titan Poker Offers Chance at $100 Million Prize - Saturday 25th of March 2006

This spring, one lucky online poker player may walk away with $100,000,000 ... that's right ... "one hundred million dollars." "How?" Well it can all happen in a single hand of poker.This could be the largest prize giveaway in the history of onl....


PokerStars.com Offers $1 Million Guarantee - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

LOS ANGELES, California – PokerStars.com, the world's largestpoker tournament website, reached the 100,000-player milestone last week. Theoccasion marked the first time ever that 100,000 poker players were logged onsimultaneously in games at Po....


An $800 Million Spring Cleaning - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

by Liz Benston By Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS, Nevada You've got to spend money to make money. And with more than $30 billion in high-end development expected on the Strip over the next several years, MGM Mirage will try to keep pace....


Ontario Tribal Chief Wants Online Gaming Vote - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

ONTARIO – As reported by the Hamilton Spectator: "Six Nations Chief David General believes the people will have to decide whether Internet gaming is a safe bet for Canada's most populous native reserve."He said all members of the elected band coun....


Powerball Winner Named 'Gambler of the Week' - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Nine.com, an 8-year-oldoffshore entertainment gaming company, announced today that it has chosenSteve Jones of Shreveport LA. as its latest Gambler of the Week, whichrecognizes those who take risks by doing something unusu....


Majority Support Buffalo Downtown Casino - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "A small majority of Buffalo's voters support a new downtown casino even though an overwhelming number feel left out of the decision-making, according to a Buffalo News poll. "The survey of 400 ....


Man Wins Record WPT Prize - Wednesday 1st of March 2006

CALIFORNIA – World Poker Tour Record Prize of $2.4 Million U.S. won by Allan Goehring at the Commerce Casino.This is by far the biggest first place prize to date for any regular event on the World Poker Tour. A record field of 692 players,each ....


When Does the RNG Start? - Thursday 30th of March 2006

Dear John:Thank you so much for your candor with your responses to the often trite quips some people tend to write to you about! I really enjoy reading your column. With that said, here are a few questions I have which I hope you can answer with th....