Casino and Gambling news stories from May 2006

Absolute Poker Launches Model Search - Wednesday 31st of May 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Absolute Poker, the fourth largest online poker website in theworld, announced today the start of the 'Absolute Poker InternationalCollege Model Search', its competition to find the new face to representits extensive colle....


Investors May Turn to Sahara - Wednesday 31st of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS, Nevada After a two-month, multibillion-dollar bidding war that focused all eyes on the south end of the Strip, attention has now reversed field 180 degrees north.The Tropicana is off the market, claime....


McCarran Passenger Count Still Soaring - Wednesday 31st of May 2006

by Jennifer RobisonLas Vegas Gaming WireLike the planes that fly out of McCarran International Airport, passenger counts at McCarran continue to head sky-high.Nearly 3.9 million travelers made their way through McCarran in April, a 4.8 percent incre....


College Poker Players Donate to Charity - Wednesday 31st of May 2006

The world's best college poker player has been crowned. Ryan R, a student and successful Campus Rep from the University of Ottawa, outplayed 33,000 opponents to claim the College Poker Championship™ III title and a $50,000 cash scholarship on M....


Paddy Power Offers WSOP Express Promo - Wednesday 31st of May 2006

Hop on the WSOP Express at paddypowerpoker.com and hop off at Vegas with a package to the World Series of Poker main event worth $12,500 in your back pocket.In addition to paddypowerpoker.com's WSOP Wired tournament schedule, players can now qual....


Powerball Jackpot Grows to $38 Million - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 398,270 players across thenation won a total of more than $3.9 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's draw....


Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $36 Million - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

UNITED STATES – Even though there was no jackpotwinner in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, a lot of players still walkedaway winners. With nine different ways to win, a total of 431,428 ticketswon prizes in the May 26 drawing. That includes three....


St. Regis Mohawk Casino Gets Backing from Governor - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS Empire Resorts, Inc. today announced that on Thursday, May 25, 2006, Gregory J. Allen, the Senior Assistant Counsel to Governor George Pataki, sent a letter to George T. Skibine, Director of the BIA's Office of Indian Gaming Management,....


Iowa Casino Opens to Doors - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

EMMETSBURG, Iowa – As reported by the Messenger: "Wild Rose Casino and Resort opened its doors for the first time Sunday to friends and family of the owners and their employees. "The grand public openings for the casino are scheduled for June 30 a....


Blackpool Shortlisted for Super-Casino - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the UK Stage: "Supporters of Blackpool's bid to host the UK's first ever regional super-casino have welcomed its inclusion on to the shortlist of eight possible locations, but warned that the future of the town's de....


Churchill Offers $1 Million Handicapping Tournament - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

KENTUCKY – As reported by Business First: "Churchill Downs Inc. is again offering the "Million Dollar Bonus Tour" program, awarding $1 million to a handicapper if he or she wins one of Churchill's qualifying tournaments and then goes on to win the....


Women's Poker Club Hits England - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

WALSALL, England Women's Poker Club, the largest organized international group of women poker players, has been in existence for over three years. WPC is free to join and offers programs catering to all levels of players, from those just learning....


Pechanga Puts Additional High School on $400,000 Contribution Roster - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

TEMECULA VALLEY, California As reported by the Temecula News: "...In an effort to enrich the educational experiences of local high school students, the tribal leaders and the management of Pechanga Resort & Casino have committed to making a yearly ....


Gambling Beyond Nevada : Just Like Vegas, Half a World Away - Tuesday 30th of May 2006

by Howard Stutz Las Vegas Gaming WireThe first time he saw China's planned Cotai Strip development four years ago, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson thought the Chinese government was banishing him to some faraway no-man's land. Much of....


Inside Gaming Column: $30 Million an Acre Called Too Much for Tropicana - Monday 29th of May 2006

Las Vegas Gaming Wire Wall Street analysts examining the Columbia Sussex Corp. deal to buy Aztar Corp. tell us the $54 a share price amounts to an astronomical record $30 million an acre for the 34-acre Tropicana site at the south edge of the Strip.....


Atlantis Announces $50 million Expansion Plan - Monday 29th of May 2006

RENO, Nevada As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "The Atlantis Casino Resort wants to build a sky bridge over Peckham Lane to pipe guests to and from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as part of a $50 million expansion."The hotel-casino could ....


Choctaw Casino Faces Hurdles for Approval - Monday 29th of May 2006

OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi As reported by the Mississippi Press: "The Choctaws' plan to build a casino in Jackson County isn't quite as simple as a roll of the dice, despite public perception that the tribe can do pretty much whatever it wants. "In....


Stratosphere Planning Nightclub Way, Way Up - Sunday 28th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS, Nevada The Stratosphere is approaching the city about building a nightclub atop its centerpiece tower in place of the roller coaster, which was shut down in December.Stratosphere executives were to pre....


Panel Passes Bet Ban Pitches - Sunday 28th of May 2006

by Tony BattLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON Proposals to ban Internet gambling took another step toward becoming law Thursday as a House committee passed two bills designed to outlaw online wagering.The action by the House Judiciary Committee means....


Isle Plans Casino in West Harrison County - Sunday 28th of May 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi As reported by the Sun Herald: "Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. plans to develop a casino resort in west Harrison County and has leased a site on the north side of the Bay of St. Louis south of Interstate 10... "...'While the project....


Web Gaming Firm Raises Stakes - Sunday 28th of May 2006

ENGLAND, United Kingdom – As reported by the Scotsman Evening News: "… Sportingbet has posted a 55 per cent rise in profits "…finance director Andrew McIver is its new chief executive. "Profit before tax hit £21.2 million in the third quarter....


Internet Gambling Prohibition Act Set for Full House Review - Sunday 28th of May 2006

By Aaron ToddThe Internet Gambling Prohibition Act proposed by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) was marked up and approved by the full Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and is now expected to be reviewed by the full House sometime n....


Bill to Ban Gambling Online Gets Another Chance - Friday 26th of May 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. As reported by the Washington Post: "Online poker players will have to fold their hands if a Virginia congressman gets his way."Today, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up a bill introduced by Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R) tha....


Casinos Bewail Missed Opportunity of Web Betting - Friday 26th of May 2006

NEW YORK As reported by Reuters: "U.S. casinos wish they had access to the growing universe of gamblers that seem intent on placing bets online, but companies claim they are not losing customers to the foreign operators that offer Web wagering."'It....


Goa to Get India's 2nd Floating Casino - Friday 26th of May 2006

MUMBAI, India As reported by the (Indian) Financial Express: "Hospitality major Hotel Leelaventure Ltd is launching India's second floating casino in Goa. Current government guidelines do not allow casinos on land. Hence, the idea for a casino at s....


Macau Casino Group Planning $1 Billion Nasdaq Listing - Friday 26th of May 2006

HONG KONG As reported by Market Watch: "Melco International Developments and Australia's Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. are planning to raise $1 billion by floating 20% of their joint venture through a Nasdaq listing… "The joint venture is schedu....


Casino Shortlist is Revealed - Friday 26th of May 2006

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES As reported by (UK) This is Money: "The Casino Advisory Panel revealed Blackpool, Wembley Stadium, Cardiff, Glasgow, the Millennium Dome, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sheffield are on its shortlist … "The list was....


How Do the Casinos Make Money from Million Dollar Players? - Friday 26th of May 2006

"Casino insider" shows on television seem to portray wealthy gamblers as idiots. Folks pursued because of the big bucks they're sure to lose. And who don't mind as long as their new best friends on the casino staff pander to them brashly enough.High....


Internet Gambling Leaders Address Changes Facing the Industry at GIGSE - Friday 26th of May 2006

By Aaron ToddMONTREAL, QC - Lawrence Lessig opened the eighth annual Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo (GIGSE) last week with an appeal to the Internet gambling industry to convince government officials to regulate online gaming. According t....


UK Lottery Show Delayed by Protest - Friday 26th of May 2006

UK As reported by the BBC: "The BBC's National Lottery show was briefly delayed on Saturday evening after protesters invaded the studio and chanted slogans. "Presenter Eamonn Holmes was led from the stage as Fathers 4 Justice members made their way....


Mirage, Harrahs Putting Pressure on Congress to Legalize Online Gambling - Friday 26th of May 2006

WASHINGTON D.C As reported by Bloomberg – "Mirage, Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and other U.S. casino operators are increasing pressure on Congress to consider legalizing online gambling at the same time lawmakers are seeking to tighten criminal ....


MGM Grand Demonstrates Commitment to the Economic Success of Detroit - Friday 26th of May 2006

Earlier this month, Mike Neubecker, Vice President of Finance for MGM Grand Detroit Casino, gave a presentation to the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) on the status of MGM economic development efforts in the City of Detroit. According to the de....


Site List Out for Casino in U.K. - Friday 26th of May 2006

by Rod SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES The odds improved Wednesday for one of the major Las Vegas-based casino companies to enter the British gaming market big-time.In London, the Casino Advisory Panel announced a short list of e....


BingoTek Licenses Bingo to Riverbelle.com - Friday 26th of May 2006

LONDON, UK BingoTek has become the online gaming industry's latest major arrival and will power free online bingo on River Belle, one of the world's largest and most respected online casinos, powered by Microgaming software. River Belle's free bi....


Pinnacle Gets $78 Million Consolation Prize - Friday 26th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS, Nevada Pinnacle Entertainment ended Friday with an extra $78 million in the bank but without ownership of Aztar Corp.Gaming analysts and Wall Street investors weren't upset at the outcome of the two-mo....


Opponents Dominate Pennsylvania Casino Hearing - Friday 26th of May 2006

PENNSYLVANIA As reported by The Morning Call: "Opponents of a proposed casino in Bethlehem dominated a Monday hearing before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, saying the project would increase traffic and crime problems and disrupt the city's ....


Gaming Giant to Offer Text Message Betting - Friday 26th of May 2006

AUSTRALIA As reported by the Townsville Bulletin: "Lottery tickets and electronic gambling games would be offered via mobile phones under a proposal from an international gaming giant to revolutionize the industry in Australia and attract young peo....


Magic to be Hollywood Casino - Thursday 25th of May 2006

BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi – As reported by the Sun Herald: "When Penn National Gaming reopens its Bay St. Louis property later this year, it will have a new name.… Hollywood Casino…"…The Hollywood Casino in Tunica has items from "Titanic" a....


Pinnacle Entertainment Opens Casino Adjoining The Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma in The Bahamas - Thursday 25th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. announced the opening of The Casino at Emerald Bay, located on the picturesque island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas. The Casino at Emerald Bay adjoins the Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma and is the....


Macao Launches 21st Casino - Thursday 25th of May 2006

MACAU – As reported by Xinua: "The Grand Waldo Casino, the 21st casino in Macao, started operation on Monday. "The casino, boasting 24 VIP lounges and 101 regular gaming tables, was the 4th casino invested in Macao by the Hong Kong-based Galaxy E....


3BWin Offers New Approach to Sports Betting - Monday 22nd of May 2006

Malta – As reported by iGaming Business: "3Bwin has announced its intention to transform sports betting, offering users a fresh approach. "…the sports book, which has just opened for business, allows users to control their bets and ultimately t....


Nooksacks Plan Lynden-Area Casino - Saturday 20th of May 2006

LYNDEN, Washington – As reported by the Bellingham Herald (Washington): "The Nooksack Tribe plans to open a casino in March near the Canadian border between the Lynden and Sumas crossings."The 35,800-square-foot Northwood Crossing Casino is expect....


Morgan Stanley Unit Buys Land for 13th A.C. Casino - Saturday 20th of May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey As Reported by the Inquirer (Philadelphia): "The gambling subsidiary of Morgan Stanley has acquired 20 acres on the Boardwalk to develop what will be Atlantic City's 13th casino. "The Wall Street firm confirmed it paid abou....


Endemol Gaming Launches in the UK - Saturday 20th of May 2006

UK PRESS RELEASE Endemol Gaming plans to build on the UK group's strategic relationships with key players in the gaming industry to bring mass-market entertainment to the sector. Brian Macsweeney and Sarah Bellamy have been respectively promoted t....


Gambler Hits Jackpot With Court's Tax Ruling - Saturday 20th of May 2006

ST. PAUL, Minnesota As reported by the Associated Press: "What Estelle Busch lost at the slot machines, she won with tax collectors."The Minneapolis woman with a 60-hour-a-week gambling regimen — she labeled it a business — convinced the Minnes....


Octavian Appoints New Head of Marketing - Saturday 20th of May 2006

UK Networked gaming specialist Octavian has expanded its team with the appointment of Helen Hedgeland as Head of Marketing.Hedgeland joins Octavian's corporate team having already worked for Octavian for three years in a senior role at Octavian's....


NIGC Releases Draft of Casino Licensing Regulations - Saturday 20th of May 2006

WASHINGTON, DC As reported by Indianz.com: "Tribes will have to certify every year that their casinos are operating within the law as part of a new rule developed by the National Indian Gaming Commission. "Last Friday, NIGC Chairman Phil Hogen rele....


Lotto to Launch Huge Promotion with $112M Unclaimed Jackpot - Saturday 20th of May 2006

Guyana – As reported by Stabroek News (Guyana): "The time to claim $112,640,940, the largest jackpot prize of the Guyana Lottery Company, has run out and the company disclosed yesterday how the money would be utilised. "General Manager, Tracy Lewi....


Sands Could Sell to Vegas-based Firm for $148 million - Saturday 20th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by the Reno Gazette Journal: "A Las Vegas 'bad guy' is taking over The Sands Regent in Reno, but casino officials say it's a good thing."Las Vegas-based Herbst Gaming Inc. announced Wednesday a $148 million deal to buy....


Gambling Kingpin Returned to Prison - Saturday 20th of May 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Tribune-Review (Pennsylvania): "The former kingpin of Western Pennsylvania's largest video poker empire was sent back to federal prison Wednesday for returning to his old ways running an illegal gambling operatio....


£350M. Casino Plan for Bowling Revealed - Saturday 20th of May 2006

GLASGOW, Scotland – As reported by the Evening Times (UK): "But Harrah, one of the world's largest gaming companies, can only go-ahead can if the government allows several supercasinos to be built across Britain. "The Las Vegas casino group today....


Casino Firm Buying Riverboat - Saturday 20th of May 2006

EAST ST. LOUIS, Missouri – As reported by the Enquirer (Ohio): "… Fort Mitchell-based Columbia Sussex Corp. has cut a deal to buy a riverboat casino on the riverbank opposite downtown St. Louis." … No purchase price was disclosed."…'It's in ....


Herbst Gaming to Buy Sands Regent - Friday 19th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLas Vegas-based Herbst Gaming pushed into Northern Nevada's casino market Wednesday, agreeing to a $148 million purchase of Sands Regent, which operates four casinos including the Sands Regency in Reno.The transac....


Construction on Michigan Casino Near - Friday 19th of May 2006

NEW BUFFALO, Michigan – As reported by The Post-Tribune (Michigan):"…the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will break ground on its casino in New Buffalo, Mich., on June 3... "...the tribe will begin construction on the 144,000-square-foot Fou....


Gambling With Mobile Bill - Thursday 18th of May 2006

AUSTRALIA As reported by the Courier-Mail: "Betting cash on the outcome of blackjack, roulette or poker games in Australia could soon be as easy as pressing a few buttons on your mobile phone."Without even dialling a number, users could also be abl....


Online Bettors Back Roger Federer Capturing Grand Slam - Thursday 18th of May 2006

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao The top-ranked player in the world, Roger Federer has won seven of the past 11 Grand Slam events on the ATP Tour distinguishing himself as one of the sport's all-time greats. After capturing three of the four Grand Slam tourna....


Tough Rules Seen for Net gambling - Thursday 18th of May 2006

MONTREAL, Canada As reported by the Globe and Mail: "The burgeoning U.S. on-line gambling industry must stop resorting to tactics aimed at evading government regulation, and prepare for a future in which it will have no choice but to deal with it, ....


Casino City's Corfmans Locked Together in Velcro "Incident" - Thursday 18th of May 2006

Casino City CEO Michael Corfman and his wife Sylvia are under observation at Mass General Hospital on Wednesday morning after a bizarre series of events left the couple locked together in Velcro in their offices in Newton, Mass. Corfman is scheduled....


$3M. Sands Ruling Favors A.C. Coffers - Thursday 18th of May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "When a state Tax Court judge ruled last week that the resort owes Sands Casino Hotel about $3.29 million for excess taxes charged over four years in the late 1990s, the city avoi....


Riviera Announces Resignation at Riviera Black Hawk - Thursday 18th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Riviera Holdings Corporation announced today that Ronald P. Johnson, Executive Vice President of Gaming Operations of Riviera Operating Corporation and President of Riviera Black Hawk, Inc., has resigned for personal reasons eff....


Experts Define Key Performance Indicators for the iGaming Industry - Thursday 18th of May 2006

LONDON, UK Ten prominent iGaming operators will be invited to participate in the 2006 KPI Summit at the London Stock Exchange on Friday 30th June. The aim of the summit is to define the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the gaming sector, wit....


Drennan Gambling Case Ends With Deal - Thursday 18th of May 2006

CLEVELAND, Ohio As reported by the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer: "Radio host Bruce Drennan's gravelly voice was a barely audible whisper Tuesday when he pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to not paying taxes on his gambling winnings. "The longtime....


Mergers and Acquisitions: Ante for Aztar Upped Again - Wednesday 17th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireThe end of the bidding war for Aztar may finally have arrived.Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex Corp. topped its previous bid by $1 a share late Monday and Aztar Corp. declared the $54 a share offer superior to the c....


Bill Proposes Vote on St. Landry Casino - Wednesday 17th of May 2006

LOUISIANA As reported by the Advocate: "Evangeline Downs race track in St. Landry Parish could become Louisiana's second state-regulated land casino if a bill headed to the Senate floor becomes law."The Senate Judiciary B Committee reported the leg....


Titusville Woman Wins $11M Lotto Jackpot - Wednesday 17th of May 2006

TITUSVILLE, Florida As reported by the Orlando Sentinel: "A long time ago, Della Nelson wrote her father a check for $1 million just in case she ever won the lottery. Well, it's time for daddy to take a trip to the bank. "...The 54-year-old Titusv....


Anti-Gambling Bill Stalls in Senate - Wednesday 17th of May 2006

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana As reported by the Associated Press: "A bill promoted as anti-gambling stalled on the Senate floor after opponents described it as pro-gambling."The measure by Senator Max Malone would allow voters in one precinct of Bossier ....


Dispute Puts Gary Casino Development on Hold - Wednesday 17th of May 2006

GARY, Indiana As reported by the North Western Indiana Times: "Casino owner Don Barden put plans on ice this week for a hotel, condominiums and other lakefront attractions after Mayor Rudy Clay criticized a deal brokered by Barden and former Mayor ....


Legislators Schedule Hearing on Internet Gambling - Wednesday 17th of May 2006

BOSTON, Massachusetts As reported by Bloodhorse: "Lawmakers will tackle the complicated issue of Internet gambling during a two-hour hearing June 2 during a meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States in Boston."NCLGS is curre....


With Cash in Hand, Jackpot Factory VIP is Dancing All the Way to Ireland - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

KAHNAWAKE, Canada The VIP Lounge in conjunction with the Jackpot Factory, a leading online casino group known for a large array of games and player satisfaction, is sending an All Jackpots Casino VIP on a magical trip to Ireland, casino officials....


Two Huge Progressive Jackpots Overdue for a Hit - Saturday 20th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Two of Aces.com's three progressive jackpots are sky high – one well over $200K and all are statistically due to be hit. On average, Aces' jackpots are won twice a week, usually for about $50K each time. The Hook Line & Sin....


LCI Veteran in New Casino Role - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

LONDON, UK As reported by the Times: "Alan Goodenough, the former chairman of London Clubs International (LCI), has become a director of Les Ambassadeurs, the London casino, after its sale by LCI to an Indonesian cigarette billionaire. "It has emer....


Mayor Criticizes Ex-Mayor's Casino Deal - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

GARY, Indiana As reported by the Associated Press: "Mayor Rudy Clay said he and city attorneys will review a casino deal former mayor Scott King renegotiated just months before he resigned and went to work for the casino developer."'Mayor Scott Kin....


Study Could Snuff Casino Smoke - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

RENO, Nevada As reported by the Reno Gazette Journal: "With the recent release of the new satirical movie 'Thank You for Smoking' and two ballot questions this year on where you can light up in public, the dispute over secondhand smoke continues to....


Hard Rock Hotel Stays May Get Costlier - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

by Hubble SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS, Nevada The Hard Rock Hotel is going to get a little pricier, as the new owner intends to grow earnings from $40 million to $50 million a year, the chief executive officer of New York-based Morgans Hote....


Belle Rock Entertainment Unveils a New & Improved Sportsbook - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

GIBRALTAR (Press Release) Belle Rock Entertainment today announced the launch of The Gaming Club Sportsbook's new site...the online sportsbook will offer punters the opportunity to wager on virtually everything worth betting on, ranging from major....


Casinos Give All to Win New Gamblers - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Never gambled in a casino? Atlantic City's gaming halls want to change that."And some of them are offering sweet deals to any new customer who walks in the door."Billboards on th....


Italian Gambling Scandal Deepens - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

ITALY As reported by Reuters: "SERIE A clubs Juventus, AC Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio are formally being investigated for alleged match-fixing last season. "The public prosecutor of Naples, Giovandomenico Lepore, said 41 people, including Serie A d....


Baltimore-Based Investors Present $200 Million Casino Project - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

TINIAN, North Mariana Islands As reported by the Saipan Tribune "Top officials of the Baltimore-based Cordish Company are visiting the CNMI next week for a full presentation of their $200-million casino and golf project on Tinian, Lt. Gov. Timothy ....


Tribe Tries Again for Amador County Casino - Monday 15th of May 2006

IONE, California As reported by the Sacramento Business Journal: "Details for a $200 million casino near Ione could be hashed out this summer by Amador County and the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians again. "A tribal plan for Flying Cloud C....


Changing Bingo Cards on Class II Slots - Monday 15th of May 2006

John, I live in Texas and play frequently at Windstar Casino, which is an Indian "Bingo" Casino. My question is in regards to the bingo card. Have you any idea how to play the slots there and help increase our odds? We have been told several diff....


Lotto Sales Surge Past £5bn - Monday 15th of May 2006

UK As reported by the Evening Standard (UK): "Lottery operator Camelot, said it had been helped by record demand for online, interactive TV and mobile phone-based games."Overall sales were £5.01bn in the 12 months to the end of March, an increase ....


Las Vegas Visitor Count Breaks Record - Sunday 14th of May 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS The March winds blew yet another travel industry record into Las Vegas, this time the highest monthly visitor count in local history.More than 3.4 million people came here in March, or 11,821 more than w....


Daly Book Details Slot Losses in the Millions - Sunday 14th of May 2006

NEW ORLEANS - As reported by the Times-Picayune: "… In 1991, he was an eager-eyed 24-year-old rookie on the PGA Tour, about to tee it up in the USF&G Classic at English Turn."… Daly was on his way to a Rookie of the Year season. Five months late....


Wisconsin Tribe Considers New Casino - Sunday 14th of May 2006

WISCONSIN - (As reported by the Baraboo News Republic): "Ho-Chunk Nation leaders are considering a new casino somewhere in Wisconsin, a spokeswoman said Thursday, and a decision could be made public early next week."The gaming compact negotiated bet....


Indian Gambling Officials Urge Regulation by Compacts - Sunday 14th of May 2006

by Tony BattLas Vegas Gaming WireWASHINGTON, D.C Indian gambling officials on Thursday told a House panel that tribal casino regulations should be controlled by agreements between tribes and states, not the federal government.Last month, the Senate....


Mergers and Acquisitions: Hard Rock Sold for $770 Million - Sunday 14th of May 2006

by Hubble SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireThe Hard Rock Hotel, a pop icon in Las Vegas with its signature neon guitar and concert venue, The Joint, has been sold to New York-based Morgans Hotel Group for $770 million, Hard Rock founder Peter Morton said T....


Isle Plans Expansion in Florida Market - Sunday 14th of May 2006

FLORIDA As reported by the QC Times: "Isle of Capri Casinos will expand its gaming offerings in southeast Florida with a $140 million slots parlor at Pompano Park Harness Track."The project will add 1,500 slot machines to the Pompano Park Harness T....


Blind Curve Casino Bus in Collision - Sunday 14th of May 2006

BLACK HAWK, Colorado As reported by the Rocky Mountain News: "A casino bus hit a utility truck head-on Thursday afternoon on Colorado 119 near Black Hawk, triggering a second accident and injuring at least 10 people, two seriously. "Authorities sai....


Biloxi Mayor Says Casinos Will Again Revitalize Region - Sunday 14th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireBILOXI, Mississippi Mayor A.J. Holloway watched during his first 12 years in office as a booming Gulf Coast casino industry fueled his city's economic prosperity.Holloway told the opening session of the Global Ga....


Gavin Smith Named World Poker Tour Player of the Year - Saturday 13th of May 2006

Los Angeles, CA (Press Release) Professional poker player Gavin Smith capped his strong year of play in Season IV of the World Poker Tour by being named the tour's "Season IV Player of the Year." Over the past year, Smith reached the final table i....


Thai Authorities Warn Against Holiday Gambling - Saturday 13th of May 2006

CHIANG RAI, Thailand – As reported by the TNA News: "Thai police in the northern border town of Mae Sai have imposed strict measures to prevent gamblers disguised as tourists from crossing to Myanmar to gamble in its casinos during a four-day holi....


Casino Rumors Surround Trump Philadelphia Tower - Saturday 13th of May 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Commercial Property News: "Donald Trump has unveiled plans to build a $300 million Trump Tower in Philadelphia, in a former industrial area that has recently become the site of several significant residential dev....


Meadows Plans $450 Million Expansion - Saturday 13th of May 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Tribune: "Daily attendance at The Meadows harness-racing track could grow 10 times larger after its prospective buyers add 3,000 slot machines and build a 250,000-square-foot entertainm....


Former Indonesian President Suggests Casino - Saturday 13th of May 2006

INDONESIA – As reported by the Jakarta Post: "Former president Habibie has suggested the government consider opening a casino on Batam to draw visitors to the island. "He made the suggestion Tuesday during a gathering on Batam of local figures and....


Hundreds Expected for East Coast Gaming Congress - Saturday 13th of May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Hundreds of casinoexecutives, slot manufacturers, analysts, regulators, investors, and othergaming-related professionals will converge in Atlantic City May 22-23 forthe 10th annual East Coast Gaming Congress at the Ho....


PokerBodyguard Protects from Online Cheaters - Saturday 13th of May 2006

CHICAGO, Illinois – Online poker players: you need never becheated again! PokerBodyguard, a new freeware product from AdvancedInteractive Marketing, Inc. (AIM), works to ensure that other online pokerplayers do not rip you off. "Although many....


Wynn Macu, Gaming Partners Sign Deal - Saturday 13th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS – Gaming PartnersInternational Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) has signed a contract with WynnMacau for the supply of gaming chips and plaques. The entire order,consisting of the Bourgogne & Grasset brand, is fitted with 13.56 MHz RFIDmicro....


Aztar Receives Increased Offer - Saturday 13th of May 2006

PHOENIX, Arizona – Aztar Corporation (NYSE: AZR) announced today that it has received an offer from Wimar Tahoe Corporation d/b/a Columbia Entertainment, the gaming affiliate of Columbia Sussex Corporation, to acquire Aztar in a merger transacti....


Powerball Jackpot Rises to $100 Million - Saturday 13th of May 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow to the delight of players all over the country. Even though the grandprize was not hit Wednesday evening, 503,503 players across the nation wona total of more than $5 million in prizes in Am....


Las Vegas Sands Flexes Muscles in Macao - Saturday 13th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today added to its trade show presence in Asia by announcing that the company has negotiated and signed contracts for five multi-year trade shows that combined represent 13 separate events. The compa....


Political Wagers Becoming Popular Online - Friday 12th of May 2006

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – As reported by the Huntsville Times: "The courtroom isn't the only place the action is taking place in the trial of former Gov. Don Siegelman. "The outcome of Siegelman's trial is being offered as a betting option on one of t....


Belfonti Acquires Aruba Casino Resort - Friday 12th of May 2006

ARUBA – As reported by the Commercial Property News: "Belfonti Capital Partners, a venture capital firm based in New York City, has acquired Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino for $230 million from Aruba Hotel Enterprises NV. "…Aruba Resort, Spa & Casin....


State Economy: Gaming Win Tops $1 Billion - Friday 12th of May 2006

by Howard Stutz Las Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS, Nevada Another month, another $1 billion won by Nevada casinos.And it doesn't appear there will be any slowdown. For the third straight month in 2006 and the seventh time in the past 12 months, Nevad....


CryptoLogic Cashes in with Online Casino Demand - Friday 12th of May 2006

TORONTO, Ontario As reported by the Canadian Press: "Gambling software company CryptoLogic Inc. said Wednesday its first-quarter profits soared 58 per cent to $7.7 million (U.S.) as its casino games drew more customers — and now Playboy will use ....


Mohawks Consider Share Offering - Friday 12th of May 2006

CANADA – As reported by the Montreal Gazette: "The Mohawks of Kahnawake are considering participating in a London share offering that would raise money for an international network of computer centres to serve the online gambling industry and othe....


Massachusetts Lottery Licenses Suspended - Friday 12th of May 2006

MASSACHUSETTS – As reported by the Republican: "A top official with the state Lottery Commission said yesterday that it has indefinitely suspended lottery licenses for four area establishments where video slot machines were seized last week by sta....


Rosemont Ditches Casino Idea - Friday 12th of May 2006

ILLINOIS – As reported by the Chicago Tribune: "Putting aside hopes of hosting a casino to lure Chicagoans, tourists and conventioneers, Rosemont has decided to take a more family friendly route, unveiling plans Tuesday for a $500 million entertai....


Playboy Online Casino Chooses CryptoLogic - Friday 12th of May 2006

TORONTO, Ontario CryptoLogic Inc. (TSX:CRY)(NASDAQ: CRYP)(LSE:CRP), a leading software developer to the global Internet gaming market, announced an exclusive three-year licensing contract to launch a new gaming site featuring Playboy, one of the....


Mobile Gaming Contract With Vodafone UK - Friday 12th of May 2006

Gaming Corporation Plc (LSE: GMC.LN), the leading gaming portal operator and owner of both Gambling.com and Casino.co.uk, announces that it has signed a contract with Vodafone UK, to launch a fully interactive mobile casino service on Vodafone liv....


e-Lottery Offers International Lotteries - Friday 12th of May 2006

UK – Consumers will learn how they can play these lotteries for free, playing from anywhere in the world online. They will learn how to play in a syndicate and also how to earn a residual income as well. They can view movies and testimonials tha....


Betfair Official Says U.S. Racing Could Make Millions - Friday 12th of May 2006

UK As reported by Bloodhorse: "Betfair, the rapidly growing exchange-wagering provider based in Great Britain, believes it could provide up to $50 million in new revenue for itself, racetracks, and horsemen by 2008 should it be permitted to operate....


Gambling Heir Raises Stakes - Friday 12th of May 2006

MACAU – As reported by South China Morning Post: "As a gaming boss, Lawrence Ho Yau-lung invests billions in casino projects, but you won't find him feeding slot machines or piling up chips on blackjack tables."…The 29-year-old chairman and chie....


Megabucks Winner Claims Prize - Friday 12th of May 2006

AUGUSTA, Maine – As reported by the Portland Press Herald: "The holder of an $8.45 million Megabucks ticket sold at D & L Country Store in Oakland has claimed the winnings, but the winner's identity remained a mystery Monday. The largest Megabucks....


Operator of Floating Casino Sentenced - Friday 12th of May 2006

HOUSTON, Texas As reported by Military.com: "Corpus Christi Day Cruise, Ltd., operator of the gambling ship Texas Treasure, was sentenced on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to pay $300,000 in criminal penaltie....


'Hillbillies' Slot Machine Makes Driver a Millionaire - Friday 12th of May 2006

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee As reported by the Daily News Journal: "Much like Jed Clampett from one of his favorite television shows, Gerald Wade struck the jackpot by doing one of the things he enjoys the most."Wade, a tow truck driver from Murfreesbo....


Some Locals Cool Towards Pittsburgh Casino - Friday 12th of May 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "A casino is coming to Pittsburgh, but some Hill District residents aren't too keen about having it in their neighborhood."During a community forum last night, several people s....


Men Charged in Casino Promotion Scam - Friday 12th of May 2006

WISCONSIN – As reported by the Barbaroo News Republic: "Two men face up to three years prison after investigators say they tried to win $10,000 with fake tickets in a Ho-Chunk Casino promotion."The Sauk County prosecutor filed charges of felony at....


Oregon Casino Supporters Face Hurdle - Friday 12th of May 2006

OREGON – As reported by the Portland Tribune: "Supporters of the first nontribal casino in the Portland area face a daunting challenge — to collect 100,000-plus valid voter signatures before a July 7 deadline to qualify their three measures for ....


Casino Opponents Hand In Petition - Friday 12th of May 2006

NORTH DAKOTA – As reported by the Grand Forks Herald: "Opponents of a proposed Indian casino brought a petition with 4,298 signatures Monday before the Grand Forks City Council."That number represents about 11 percent of eligible voters in the cit....


Coushantta Casino Picks Agilysys System - Thursday 11th of May 2006

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Agilysys, Inc., (Nasdaq:AGYS) a leading provider of enterprise computer solutions and hospitalitysoftware solutions, announced that Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, LA,has selected the Materials Management System (MMS) soluti....


eCOGRA Launches New Campaign - Thursday 11th of May 2006

NEW YORK – Hard on the heels of its announcementof 7 new poker room certifications for the "Play It Safe" seal, eCommerceand Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) today unveiled a newcampaign to increase the number of online casinos an....


Asia-Targeted Online Gambling Site Launched - Thursday 11th of May 2006

Now it's the online gambling world that has recognized the importance of Asian, especially Chinese, markets. Yes, the rapid rate at which the Asian economies are growing has prompted all businesses to realize the importance of these markets on the....


Jeff Simpson on How MGM Mirage Continues to Set the Pace on Diversity - Thursday 11th of May 2006

by Jeff SimpsonBy Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunMGM Mirage on Wednesday will announce another year of success in its mission to diversify it workforce, suppliers and vendors. The company's success starts with Chairman Terry Lanni's absolute commi....


Steve Wynn Honored by Time Magazine's TIME 100 Issue - Thursday 11th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada "The lives and ideas of the world's most influential people" was the headline on the special May 8, 2006 issue of Time Magazine. Steve Wynn, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Wynn Resorts, Ltd. was honored in the "Builders and Ti....


Harrah's Exec Receives 'Spirit of Democracy' Award - Thursday 11th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS Fred Keeton, vice president of external affairs and chief diversity officer of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) received the "Spirit of Democracy" Award from the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation on May 5 in Washing....


New UK Lottery Delayed - Thursday 11th of May 2006

UK – As reported by ITV.news: "A new lottery which organisers claim is a "fairer" alternative to the Lotto will be played later than billed because of its popularity."Called 'Monday - the Charities Lottery', the new game is said to give players be....


Higher Fines Proposed for Underage Gambling - Thursday 11th of May 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Advertiser: "Fines have been proposed to stem a 600 per cent rise in the number of young people trying to gain entry to Adelaide's casino."SkyCity Adelaide security have turned away an average of 1800 underage people....


Women Raising the Ante - Thursday 11th of May 2006

UK – As reported by the UK Telegraph News: "The talents required of a poker player are traditionally male traits: aggression, the ability to lie and hide your emotions. And, of course, staying up late smoking cigars."But women are finally breaking....


Michigan Tribe Hopeful About Casino Plans - Thursday 11th of May 2006

BARAGA, Michigan – As reported by the Daily Mining Gazette: "Keweenaw Bay Indian Community President/CEO Susan LaFernier says she is hopeful that the often-stalled tribal casino project in Negaunee Township can get off the ground."…The new casin....


Tribal Quiet About Casino Plans - Thursday 11th of May 2006

ILLINOIS – As reported by the Illinois News Tribune: "The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has purchased 128 acres in Shabbona and plans a press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, but tribe officials were tight-lipped this morning when asked to confirm ....


Cincinnati Leaders Push Casino Initiative - Thursday 11th of May 2006

OHIO – As reported by the Kentucky Post: "Two Cincinnati leaders will unveil an initiative Monday that they hope will get the city back into the mix for casino gambling in Ohio."A majority of Cincinnati City Council - led by Vice Mayor Jim Tarbell....


Illinois Casinos Consider Lawsuit - Thursday 11th of May 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times: "Stung by a legislative loss to the horse racing industry, Illinois' casinos are contemplating legal action to block a plan to shift $36 million annually from four Chicago area casinos ....


Red Rock Casino Utilizes Palatronics System - Thursday 11th of May 2006

CHICAGO, Illinois – Paltronics Inc., a world-leadingmanufacturer of casino gaming system solutions and display technology,today announced that Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa, has become the firstgaming establishment to take full advantage of it....


Aristocrat, Rocket Gaming Sign Deal - Thursday 11th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS –- Las Vegas-based AristocratTechnologies, Inc. today announced a multi-year agreement to provide videoslot gaming software to Rocket Gaming Systems, an Oklahoma-based providerof gaming devices for Class II and certain compacted hybrid....


PokerListings.com, CD Poker Offer Bonus Combo - Thursday 11th of May 2006

NEW YORK – – PokerListings.com, home of the world's best poker deals, and CD Poker have announced a bonus combo offering first depositors three exclusive and top value deals.The first and most valuable offer is a $14,500 WSOP Main Event Freerol....


Titan Poker Club Offers May Promotion - Thursday 11th of May 2006

Titan Poker Club, the Internet's hottest online poker club, is offering a special promo for the month of May to new poker players joining Titan Poker. Right now, the first 1000 depositors to Titan Poker, who use the exclusive bonus promo code "MAY....


Attendance, Wagering Rise for Kentucky Derby - Thursday 11th of May 2006

KENTUCKY – As reported by the Business First: "Wagering and attendance at the 132nd Kentucky Derby rose over last year as a crowd of 157,536 race fans gathered at Churchill Downs on Saturday."Attendance was the second largest in Derby history, beh....


Progressive Gaming Receives Approval for Rapid Bet Live - Thursday 11th of May 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 for its Rapi....


Australian Gambling Licenses Deadline Passes - Thursday 11th of May 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by ABC Victoria News: "A deadline for submissions for the Victorian Government's review of gambling licences passes today."The review will set the agenda for gambling in Victoria from 2012."Community groups and gambling sup....


Harrah's Exec Visits Blackpool - Thursday 11th of May 2006

BLACKPOOL, UK – As reported by the BBC News: "A representative of one of the world's largest gaming companies is visiting Blackpool on Friday for talks about developing a super casino. "Harrah's Entertainment Inc, which runs the Caesar's Palace ca....


Final Push to Finish Borgata Expansion - Thursday 11th of May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Greg Goble looked dead tired."…'It's only 12:30. I can rest for another minute before I have to go back to work,' Goble said of the precious waning moments of his lunch brea....


Connecticut Approves Raising Slot Funding - Thursday 11th of May 2006

HARTFORD, Connecticut – As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "State lawmakers approved a provision Wednesday making the additional funding from the Mashantucket Pequot-Mohegan Fund to Eastern Connecticut communities permanent."That means the 21 co....


Schwarzenegger Turns to Tribes for Help - Thursday 11th of May 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune: "Three years after bashing Indian gaming tribes on the way to the governor's office, Arnold Schwarzenegger is quietly reaching out to California's most powerful tribal leaders as he prepares....


Powerball Jackpot Reaches $85 Million - Wednesday 10th of May 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues tokeep growing and growing. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 4 winningtickets in Colorado (1), DC (1), New Hampshire (1), and Oklahoma (1) eachwon $400,000 with the Power Play option. In total,....


Mega Millions Rises to $54 Million - Wednesday 10th of May 2006

UNITED STATES – The Mega Millions jackpotcontinues to create excitement, as a total of 565,694 tickets from coast tocoast were winners in the Friday, May 5 drawing. Since no ticket matchedall six numbers to win the estimated $54 million jackpot,....


Public Comments on California Tribal Casino Plans - Wednesday 10th of May 2006

BARSTOW, California – As reported by the Desert Dispatch: "Some speakers at a federal public input environmental impact scoping meeting held Thursday evening expressed the proposed dual casino/hotels here, while a representative from another South....


Court Upholds New York Tribal Casino Ruling - Tuesday 9th of May 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the WNYT News: "New York's Court of Appeals says the Turning Stone Casino is operating illegally. The Court of Appeals said the compact between the state and the Oneida Indian Nation which allows the casino is invalid. B....


Arkansas Gambling House Busted - Tuesday 9th of May 2006

ARKANSAS – As reported by the Pine Buff Commercial: "An ongoing investigation into alleged gambling activities in Jefferson County resulted in the seizure of 17 slot-type machines at a house in the southern part of the county Tuesday night."Sherif....


Wyoming Court Upholds Gambling Machine Ban - Tuesday 9th of May 2006

CHEYENNE, Wyoming – As reported by the Casper Star-Tribune: "The Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a ban on a form of electronic gaming that allows gamblers to place bets on horse races that have already taken place."Although horse racing i....


Rhode Island Ethics Agreement Sought - Tuesday 9th of May 2006

JOHNSTON, Rhode Island – As reported by the Providence Journal: "Elected town officials and others representing Johnston in negotiations with Donald Trump should make a sworn promise to eschew gifts or anything else of value from the casino develo....


Ameristar Casinos Vows to Seek New Opportunities - Saturday 6th of May 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS One day after it abandoned its quest to buy the Tropicana, Ameristar Casinos on Thursday promised to aggressively pursue new opportunities in Southern Nevada and beyond."We're excited about what's happen....


Casino Proposed for Tennessee Fairgrounds - Saturday 6th of May 2006

TENNESSEE – As reported by the Tennessee Commercial-Appeal: "Longtime Memphis horse racing proponent Richard 'Sonny' Bauman said Thursday he's proposing a $400 million horse track, casino and hotel on the Mid-South Fairgrounds. "But his plan isn't....


More Gulf Coast Casinos Expected to Reopen - Saturday 6th of May 2006

TUNICA, Mississippi – As reported by the Mississippi Clarion Ledger: "Some gamblers who flocked to Gulf Coast casinos before Hurricane Katrina have migrated to Tunica and Vicksburg, but that's changing as casinos reopen along the Coast, gaming exp....


House Panel Approves Internet Gambling Legislation - Saturday 6th of May 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by the Bloomberg News: "A House panel has approved legislation to toughen laws criminalizing Internet gambling, a preliminary step that may lead to enactment by Congress."A Judiciary subcommittee voted unanimously Wedn....


More Oregon Tribal Casino Proposals Expected - Saturday 6th of May 2006

OREGON – As reported by the Columbian: "A list of pending Indian casino proposals circulated Wednesday raises the possibility that the Klamath Tribes of southern Oregon will seek to build a casino in Aurora, Ore., some 20 miles south of Portland. ....


IBM Launches Casino Products - Saturday 6th of May 2006

UNITED STATES – As reported by the Search400 News: "IBM and four of its software partners announced they are collaborating to launch a "Casino-in-a-box," an integrated hospitality and gaming suite of products for the System i."The partners, establ....


Full House Games Approved for Delaware - Saturday 6th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS – Full House Resorts, Inc. (Amex: FLL) today announced that the Delaware Lottery has approved multi-player electronic versions of table games for use in the state and has issued Requests for Proposals to game manufacturers to supply the....


Alabama Casino Vote Rejected - Saturday 6th of May 2006

FORT PAYNE, Alabama – As reported by the Fort Payne Times-Journal: "The Fort Payne City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to sponsor a non-binding referendum on November ballots asking citizens to weigh in on the issue of taxing local legaliz....


Sands Profits Now, Plans for Future - Saturday 6th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS The future of Las Vegas Sands Corp. is coming out of the ground on the corner of the Strip and halfway around the world on a parcel of reclaimed land in southern China.But the owner of The Venetian sai....


Good Times For Las Vegas Giant - Saturday 6th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS For once it wasn't all about Red Rock Resort.Station Casinos announced the company's first-quarter earnings Thursday, saying cash flow and revenue were driven largely by Green Valley Ranch Resort. Th....


Fairground Gaming Acquires Spin Palace Online Casino Group - Saturday 6th of May 2006

UK – The recently merged Spin Palace-Piggs Casino group has been taken over by London listed company Fairground Gaming Holdings plc for a $66 million consideration. Trading of the shares on the London AIM was suspended as the deal went through.....


Tennessee Casino Plan Deemed Illegal - Saturday 6th of May 2006

TENNESSEE – As reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel: "State Attorney General Paul Summers has ruled that casino gambling would be illegal at a Vonore resort to be built on land leased to benefit the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. "State ....


Carlisle Council Supports Casino Bid - Saturday 6th of May 2006

UK – As reported by the UK Business Gazette: "Council chiefs say that 400 jobs could be created if Carlisle succeeds in its bid to have a casino."City councillors decided last month to put Carlisle's name forward for one of 17 casinos to be built ....


No Mississippi Casino Tax Hike - Saturday 6th of May 2006

TUNICA, Mississippi – As reported by the Jackson Clarion Ledger: "Gov. Haley Barbour said Hurricane Katrina washed away casino industry concerns the state would raising the gaming tax."'I think raising the casino tax would be the most foolish thin....


Delaware North Interested in Pennsylvania License - Saturday 6th of May 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Buffalo Business First: "Add Delaware North Cos. to the mix of possible casino operators in Pennsylvania. "Scott Bender, the president of Seven Springs Mountain Resort told members of the Pennsylvania Gaming Contr....


Paragon Targets Canadian Casino - Saturday 6th of May 2006

BRITISH COLUMBIA – As reported by the Vancouver Sun: "Vancouver's financially troubled Edgewater Casino could be run by a Las Vegas casino operator by this summer making it the first foreign-owned casino in B.C."B.C. Lottery Corp. vice-president ....


Smoking Ban Not Affecting Casinos - Saturday 6th of May 2006

UK – As reported by the Scotsman: "The smoking ban north of the Border is having a 'very modest impact' on Stanley Leisure's three Edinburgh casinos, despite gamblers having to leave the table for their cigarette break. "The gaming giant, which ha....


Handheld Gambling Device Receives Nevada Approval - Friday 5th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS Nevada gaming regulators said Wednesday it was appropriate that Cantor G&W receive preliminary approval as the state's first licensee to manufacture and distribute hand-held gambling devices.Cantor G&W....


Ameristar Ends Chase of Aztar - Friday 5th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS While one combatant dropped out of the bidding war for Aztar Corp., another suitor may have turned its attention toward a different prize.Ameristar Casinos officially ended its quest to buy the Tropican....


Wynn Sees Better Days Ahead - Friday 5th of May 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS At once looking back and toward the future, Steve Wynn said Wednesday his company's recent performance exceeded historic norms but is still nowhere close to its potential."When you're building a franchis....


Irish Tournament Supports Homeless Charity - Friday 5th of May 2006

IRELAND – Irish poker legend Padraig Parkinson is hoping to break the European record for the number of poker players playing in a single tournament (393) in Dublin on 1 June 2006.He has organised some of the world's best poker players to come t....


PokerTek Publishes U.S. Utility Patent Applications - Friday 5th of May 2006

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEK) announces the publication of 25 U.S. Utility Patent Applications at the end of March 2006. The newly published patent applications cover a broad range of the functions included in the Company....


Powerball Jackpot Grows to $73 Million - Friday 5th of May 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow to the delight of players all over America. Even though the grandprize was not hit Wednesday evening, 446,926 players across the nation wona total of more than $4.2 million in prizes in Amer....


Progressive Gaming Obtains Approval in Nevada - Friday 5th of May 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 the Company has received approval for....


Ameristar Casino Reveals $240 Million Expansion Details - Friday 5th of May 2006

ST. CHARLES, Missouri – Ameristar Casino St. Charles has begun construction on a highly anticipated 25-story, 400-room all-suite hotel that will bring state-of-the-art amenities to the St. Charles riverfront. The hotel will pay homage to the his....


WSOP Changes Dates For $50,000 Buy-In 'HORSE' Event - Friday 5th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS The dates for the new, $50,000 buy-in HORSE contest at the 2006 World Series of Poker have been changed to provide enhanced television coverage of the largest buy-in event in World Series of Poker history.Previously scheduled to begin J....


Wyoming Committee Authorizes Powerball Legislation - Thursday 4th of May 2006

CHEYENNE, Wyoming – As reported by the Casper Star-Tribune: "In the latest push to make Wyoming a Powerball state, an interim legislative committee on Monday authorized legislation allowing Wyoming to join the multistate lottery."Individual lawmak....


$8.45 Million Jackpot Still Unclaimed - Thursday 4th of May 2006

AUGUSTA, Maine – As reported by the Kennebec Journal: "State lottery officials are still waiting for someone to come forward and claim an $8.45 million Megabucks jackpot. "Employees of D&L Country Store in Oakland last Thursday celebrated the anno....


Oregon Tribe Applies for Casino - Thursday 4th of May 2006

OREGON – As reported by the KBCI News: "The Treasure Valley could become home to casino-style gambling possibly bringing hundreds of jobs to Ontario, Oregon. "The Burns Peiute tribe has applied to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to build a casi....


Full Tilt Poker, Hendon Mob Join Forces - Thursday 4th of May 2006

CALIFORNIA – Full Tilt Poker and the UK's notorious Hendon Mob have joined forces creating an international behemoth in the poker world and an unprecedented global alliance.The Hendon Mob will now become representatives of FullTiltPoker.com, joi....


Guam Judge Rejects Casino Election Request - Thursday 4th of May 2006

GUAM – As reported by the Pacific Daily News: "Opponents of legalized casino gambling on Guam scored a victory in the Superior Court of Guam yesterday when Judge Michael Bordallo rejected a request to hold a new election for the casino issue."Casi....


Gaming CEOs Speak At ECGC - Thursday 4th of May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -– Five of gaming's mostinfluential chief executives will share the same stage when they discusscritical industry issues at the 10th annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May22-23 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. ....


UK Councillors Want Casino Referendum - Thursday 4th of May 2006

BLACKPOOL, UK – As reported by the Blackpool Today News: "Coun Jon Bamborough said a referendum was needed as the resort would undergo its biggest change in more than 100 years if ministers backed Blackpool's regeneration dream."The Blackpool, Cle....


Casino Project Changes - Thursday 4th of May 2006

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois As reported by WHBF: "The relocation project of Jumer's Casino Rock Island got some adjustments today. Jumer's president Ron Wicks says construction on the new casino and hotel (where Highway 92 and Interstate 280 meet) will ....


Ameristar Casinos Terminates Proposed Acquisition of Aztar - Thursday 4th of May 2006

LAS VEGAS Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCA) today announced that it has informed Aztar Corporation that it has no intention to pursue an acquisition of Aztar at this time.Ameristar Casinos, Inc. is a leading Las Vegas-based gaming and entert....


Cirque du Soleil Joins Las Vegas Sands's Cotai Strip - Thursday 4th of May 2006

MACAU – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and Cirque du Soleil announced today that they will create a one-of-a-kind show that will be featured on the Cotai Strip(TM) currently being developed by Las Vegas Sands in the People's Republic of China....


Pinnacle Wows Street, Finds Aztar Bid Topped - Thursday 4th of May 2006

by Howard StutzLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS, NEVADA Regional casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment impressed Wall Street on Tuesday with double-digit financial results in the first quarter of 2006.But the Las Vegas-based company's real prize may....


Riviera Boss Blasts Speculation - Thursday 4th of May 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireThe head of Riviera Holdings Corp. on Tuesday dismissed investor speculation surrounding his company's proposed sale, calling it an unnecessary distraction he hopes shareholders will soon sort through.The Las Vegas....


Omni Slot Jackpot Rises to $2.4 Million - Thursday 4th of May 2006

CURACAO – Omni Casino(R), one of the most popular and highly traffickedCasinos in the world, is poised to make Internet Casino history. OmniCasino's exclusive Millionaires Club(TM), progressive 9-line, 5-reel onlinevideo slot game, is ready to t....


Casino Operators Rush to Beat Application Deadline - Thursday 4th of May 2006

LIVERPOOL, UK As reported by the (Liverpool) Daily Post: "Five new applications for casinos in Liverpool have been submitted ahead of strict new government restrictions which came into force last week."Casino operators rushed through their applicat....


UK Online Gamblers Demand More Information from Gambling Sites - Thursday 4th of May 2006

UK UK internet gamblers want the newly formed Gambling Commission to play a stronger role ahead of the adoption of the Gambling Act according to a recent survey. They also want more information from the gambling sites themselves.The survey commis....


Mega Millions Rises to $54 Million - Thursday 4th of May 2006

UNITED STATES -– Countless Mega Millions playersfrom coast to coast had their eyes on the prize in the Tuesday, May 2drawing. A total of 502,903 tickets won prizes, including 14 tickets thatcame within just one number of winning it all. No ticke....


Aristocrat Leisure Growth Compensates for Japanese Loss - Thursday 4th of May 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australian Financial Review: "Poker machine maker Aristocrat Leisure expects its first-half result to be broadly in line with the previous corresponding period, despite difficult trading conditions in Japan."Aristocr....


Opposition Builds Against North Las Vegas Casino - Thursday 4th of May 2006

by Brian Wargo by Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunA group of North Las Vegas residents hopes that a casino proposed for a 16,000-home master-planned community will crap out. Opposition is mounting to the casino planned at the northwest corner of th....


Atronic Launches Lady Orleans Series - Thursday 4th of May 2006

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Atronic invites customers tovisit booth #507 at the upcoming Southern Gaming Summit in Tunica,Mississippi May 4th - 5th. Atronic will launch the stunning new Lady Orleans(TM) series of games,featuring four unique themes,....


Texas Legislators Consider Casinos Next January - Thursday 4th of May 2006

TEXAS – As reported by the Midland-Reporter Telegram: "Ushering in casino gambling to help finance public schools will not be considered during the Texas Legislature's current special session on education reform, but it will be debated when lawmak....


VLT Smasher Had Tough Life, Crown Says - Thursday 4th of May 2006

NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada As reported by CBC News: "A Crown prosecutor says a Newfoundland man convicted of smashing nearly a dozen video lottery terminals with a hammer should not have to go to jail for his crimes."Prosecutor Robert Fowler has recommen....


Wisconsin Bill Threatens Beloit Casino Plans - Thursday 4th of May 2006

WISCONSIN – As reported by the Wisconsin State Journal: "A bill in front of the State Senate could jeopardize a plan to put a casino in Beloit. The bill would put off-reservation gaming compacts in front of Senate and Assembly members for approval....


Toronto Man Comes in Second at WPT - Thursday 4th of May 2006

NEW YORK – Toronto's Davidson Matthew is $1,903,950 richer,after coming in second at the World Poker Tournament at the Bellagio in LasVegas. This tournament is regarded as the most prestigious in the world nextto the World Series of Poker Main e....


Harrah's Deal Details Revealed - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

GULFPORT, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Harrah's Entertainment sold the Grand Casino Gulfport for $55 million."Rick Carter and Terry Green, who operated the Copa Casino in the shadow of their bigger competitor for years, bou....


Jackpot Factory Casinos Hosts Extreme-Themed Promotions - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

KAHNAWAKE, Quebec The Jackpot Factory Group, a leading online casino group that has paid out over $4 billion since its launch, announced that it is giving out over $125,000 in their Extreme May extreme-themed promotions. All four Jackpot Factory....


Daly Admits Huge Gambling Losses - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by the BBC: "Former Open champion John Daly believes he has lost as much as £33m in the last 12 years through heavy gambling. "Daly, 40, reveals in his autobiography he fears the problem could destroy him. "'If I don'....


Seven Springs Casino Project Faces Opposition - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "For Michael Betteridge, skiing is a family affair. He learned to shush down the slopes at Seven Springs a decade ago with his college-age daughter, and he's been doing it since, going at ....


Manchester Casino Opens Doors - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

UK – As reported by the Manchester Evening News: "A Chinese dragon symbolising good fortune has thrown open the doors to a revamped city centre casino at a spectacular launch party. "The event was held to celebrate the completion of major refurbis....


New Hampshire to Award Lottery Contract - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific Games (Nasdaq:SGMS) announced today that it has been notified by the New HampshireLottery of its intent to award a contract to supply instant tickets andrelated services to the Lottery. With the approval of the New Hampshir....


Macau Poker Online Launched - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

ARIZONA – Gambling is popular in Nevada, but times are changing; by 2009 analysts predict Macau is going to overtake Las Vegas in gambling revenue and as a tourist destination. Macau Poker Online is a new website that will attract many Online G....


PrestoPoker Offers $2 Million WSOP Payout - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

PrestoPoker.com will add $2 million to the payout of the WSOP winner if that person qualifies through one of PrestoPoker.com's daily satellite tournaments. This is the biggest poker tournament in the world, and PrestoPoker.com wants build a powerh....


Harrah's Entertainment Bets on College Graduates - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, California AfterCollege, Inc., the nation's largest career network specializing in recruitment at the college level, has signed Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET), the world's premier provider of branded casino entertainment, ....


Casinos Recommended for Israel - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

ISRAEL – As reported by Globes: "Recognition of tourism as a priority industry, a target of 11 million tourists in 2011, a casino in Eilat and later in Mizpe Ramon and at the Dead Sea, and more designated carriers, are among the recommendations of....


Irish Official Looks to End Gambling Clubs Growth - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

DUBLIN, Ireland As reported by the (Irish) Sunday Business Post: "Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has vowed to bring the country's gambling clubs to their knees. For decades, Irish gambling clubs have operated in a legislative grey area becau....


Namibia Plans End to Gambling License Moratorium - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

NAMIBIA – As reported by the Namibian: "Minister of Environment and Tourism Willem Konjore informed MPs in the National Assembly on Wednesday that he would soon table amendments to the Casinos and Gambling Houses Act to close certain loopholes to....


Greenville Casino Breaks Ground - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

GREENVILLE, Mississippi – As reported by the Delta Democrat Times: "After nearly three years of anticipation, Greenville will soon see the beginnings of a new gaming establishment in the downtown area."Officials have confirmed that the Delta Blues....


City Official Welcomes Tribal Casino - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

MASSACHUSETTS – As reported by the Boston Globe: "City Councilor George Rotondo wants to put out the welcome mat in Revere for a Cape Cod Indian tribe that soon may be looking for a place to build a casino."In anticipation of the Mashpee Wampanoag....


Kerzner Agrees to Buy-Out - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by Reuters: "Casino and resort operator Kerzner International Ltd. (KZL.N) said on Monday that a group of investors led by its chairman and chief executive will buy the company for about $3.2 billion, or more than 6 percent ....


Harrah's Repositions Caesars Palace as Leader - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

LAS VEGAS – As reported by the Las Vegas Business Press: "'Harrah's in a toga,' as one industry wag put it, was what some feared when fabled high-roller paradise Caesars Palace was brought under the corporate umbrella of Harrah's Entertainment. A ....


Jumer's Combines Casino Projects - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

ILLINOIS – As reported by the Independent: "Jumer's Casino Rock Island officials will announce today they will double-down on their construction project in southwest Rock Island. "Jumer's hotel and casino, awaiting construction near the southwest ....


Tribe Talking to Canal Fulton - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

OHIO – As reported by the Independent: "Canal Fulton Mayor John Grogan said Friday that he's been told by developer Steve DiPietro that the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is exclusively negotiating with Canal Fulton on plans for a gaming site i....


Kiwi Casino Gives Away Plasma Screen TV - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

Kiwi Casino gave away another big screen plasma TV last week to the winner of their Spring Clear Out promotion.At the rate Kiwi Casino is giving away big screen plasma TVs, pretty soon all of their players will have one. Here's what their latest l....


India Next Target of Las Vegas Trade Group - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

by Chris JonesLas Vegas Gaming WireLAS VEGAS AND INDIA Convention authority officials in October will lead a weeklong business recruiting trip to Mumbai and New Delhi, India, to pursue more trade show business.Representatives of 10 to 15 Las Vegas ....


Belle Rock Adds More Games - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

GIBRALTAR – Belle Rock Entertainment hasconsistently stayed ahead of the curve when it comes to offering playersthe most entertaining and lucrative games in the industry. With three newadditions to their already expansive gaming roster, Belle Ro....


Titan Player Wins $100,000 Jackpot - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

A twenty-three-year-old Titan Poker player won a $100,000 Fort Knox Jackpot Tournament Prize in April without ever having made a deposit at the popular online poker room.Player BIGSLICKD, a teacher from Saskatchewan, Canada, received the $100,000 ....


Online Gambling Site Negotiates Movie Deal - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada Aces.com has made a sponsorship offer to the producers of the hottest poker movie since Rounders. The retro Vegas-style casino, poker and sportsbetting site plans to launch the movie with special celebrity events in Los Angeles....


Kerzner Amends Agreement for Sale - Wednesday 3rd of May 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....


Harrah's Plans for Hammond - Tuesday 2nd of May 2006

Remember the first riverboat casinos to set sail in the Chicago market? Empress I and Harrah's Northern Star in Joliet, Hollywood City of Lights I and II in Aurora? They were new, different and exciting for the Midwest, an entertainment option that ....


Multi-Denomination Slots Create Accounting Problems - Tuesday 2nd of May 2006

The increasing popularity of multi-denomination slots is no doubt a convenience for players who no longer have to search for a machine that fits their gambling budget. At the touch of a button you can select the credit value you wish to ....


Poor Blackjack Strategy Fattens Up Casino Profits - Tuesday 2nd of May 2006

It's a well known fact in gambling circles that blackjack players who adhere to the principles of basic strategy can keep the house advantage on the game to under two percent, making it one of the best games to play. Then how does one ac....


Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $41 Million - Tuesday 2nd of May 2006

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions players fromcoast to coast are feeling the excitement as the jackpot continues to grow.When Friday's winning numbers were drawn, they turned 498,532 tickets intoMega Millions winners. Now that jackpot is growing! Si....


Powerball Jackpot Grows to $61 Million - Tuesday 2nd of May 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues toget bigger and bigger. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 3 winningtickets in Missouri (1), and Pennsylvania (2) each won $1 million with thePower Play option. In total, 472,732 players across ....


NFTA Removed from Buffalo Casino Lawsuit - Monday 1st of May 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Business First of Buffalo: "The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has been removed from the laundry list of defendants in a civil lawsuit filed, aimed at preventing the Seneca Nation of Indians from building t....


Churchill Downs Launches $1 Million Kentucky Derby 'Super' Challenge - Saturday 20th of May 2006

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") (NASDAQ: CHDN) is offering Kentucky Derby fans a chance to take home a million-dollar prize when the 132nd "Run for the Roses" is held on Saturday, May 6. The Kentucky Derby "Super" Challe....


Pistons Favored to Win NBA Championships - Saturday 20th of May 2006

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao –- Now that the regularseason has ended and the playoffs are set to begin this weekend,PinnacleSports.com has released odds on what team will win the NBA andconference championships. The top seed in the East and owner of th....


Belle Rock Launches New Promotion - Saturday 20th of May 2006

GIBRALTAR -– This April, Belle Rock Entertainmentwill be giving away $100,000 in prizes at its major online casinos - RiverBelle, Lucky Nugget, The Gaming Club, and Jackpot City. With each casinooffering a grand prize, players have the chance t....


Caro Visits Ireland - Saturday 20th of May 2006

IRELAND – Mike Caro, the world's foremost authority on poker strategy, psychology, and statistics is making a rare visit outside of his native US to play in the paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open 2006.The noted 'mad genius of poker' will also give ....


Black Widow Casino Launches New Tournament Schedule - Saturday 20th of May 2006

CURACAO – Black Widow Casino announces a new tournament schedule. Starting February 20th, 2006, the tournaments will run weekly beginning on Monday, 12:00:00 AM EST and ending on Wednesday, 11:59:00 PM EST.In affiliation with iPlayTournaments.co....


MonekyBet.com Sent Players to Super Bowl - Saturday 20th of May 2006

NASSAU, Bahamas – MonkeyBet.com, a leading online gaming destination, recently sent its ten top poker players, along with their guests, to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. The customers were notified on Christmas day, 2005, that they had been chosen, a....