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Gambling News - Archive 2007-12
Third Poker After Dark Season Airs Tuesday

The third season of the popular NBC show Poker After Dark is set to resume Tuesday night and there are soma interesting table’s for this season, especially the first one. (31/12)

Christmas Brings Big National Bingo Win

Christmas had some magic for JCB driver Barry Darbyshire as he became the third winner at the Mecca Club when he won the Christmas Eve national bingo game. (31/12)

Tickets Scarce for Virginia's Millionaire Raffle Game

Four lottery players will start the New Year off millionaires. (31/12)

Online Casino Player Wins $50,000 In Slots Tournament

Lucky online slots player wins first ever $100,000 Multi-Player Slots Tournament, awarding $50,000 grand prize at Microgaming powered online casino, All Jackpots. What's more, he was only a member of the online casino for 12 days prior to winning the online slots tournament! (31/12)

Women Drawn To Online Casino Gambling

Research reveals the steady increase of women frequenting online casinos, bingo halls and other online gambling communities. Most popular online games are online casino slots, online skill games and online bingo. (31/12)

David Pham Wins 2007 Player of the Year Title

CardPlayer has recently announced the winner of the 2007 Player of the Year title. (28/12)

Baccarat Could Bring Big Money to Florida

The Seminole Tribe and the state of Florida have a compact pending that would allow the Tribe’s seven casinos to offer baccarat, blackjack tables and Las Vegas Style slots. For this the state would receive their share of the proceeds which would be at a minimum of $100 million the first year alone. The game of baccarat however would change the demographic of Florida and bring more high rollers and experienced players to their casinos. (28/12)

New Casino to Open in Kansas City in January

January 10th is the set date for the opening of the 7th Street Casino in Kansas City, Kansas. The current site of the casino was purchased by the Wyandotte Nation in 1996 and they have been in court since then trying to gain the right to operate a casino on the site. Despite the legal action, the tribal owners announced this week they will be opening on January 10th. (28/12)

2008 Telegraph and Argus Snooker Classic Set for February

According to the Telegraph and Argus website a date has been set for their 2008 Telegraph & Argus Snooker Classic. It will take place on February 23rd at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre and John Parrott and Mark Williams will be competing against one another. According to the site, tickets are selling fast and the event has been widely publicized. (28/12)

POKERTRILLION Website Begins Poker League in 2008

It was announced today, that beginning on January 1st, 2008, the POKERTRILLION website will have an exclusive €75,000 Trillion Poker League. The league will consist of players who play on the website in multi table tournaments that have thirty-one players or more. Those players will be playing in the Trillion Poker League while playing their multi table tournament (28/12)

New Blackjack Game Now Available on CasinoUnreal Website

The CasinoUnreal website recently launched a new blackjack game to their already large selection of games. Super Sides Blackjack is the name of the new 8-game blackjack suite. It was designed to bring any type of player to the CasinoUnreal website. Players can choose from one of four traditional blackjack games. Multi deck, single deck, multi deck premium or single deck premium are available. Or a player can choose to play one of four Super Sides Blackjack games. (27/12)

Slotland Launches Website to Raise Funds for African Aid Project

The Slotland website is a very popular video poker and slot site. They use their website to raise funds for a community center and school that was built in Malawi. They have recently launched another website,, that allows the public to make donations toward the center and school and also surrounding villages. (27/12)

Totesport Casino Moves Operations Offshore to Alderney

The online website Totesport Casino has made a bold move by changing their operations to Alderney. This will allow the company to advertise freely in the United Kingdom but avoid the tax and regulation that the United Kingdom requires. (27/12)

New Table Games in Two West Virginia Casinos

The week before Christmas, the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort and the Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack welcomed new craps, blackjack and roulette tables to their casinos. (27/12)

The World’s Biggest Lottery Awards 2.2 Million Euros

In Madrid, Spain the world’s largest lottery titled “El Gordo” gave away 2.2 billion Euros in prizes on Saturday. The title of the lottery is Spanish for “The Fat One” and was created for many people to win instead of one big winner. 3 million Euros was the top prize this year and it went to the series of tickets that held the number 6,381. (26/12)

Wolves Social Club in Maine Denied Video Poker License: Members Question Councils Decision

Earlier this month, the Wolves Social Club in Sanford, Maine applied for a license to have video poker machines for their organization. The group would use the money they made from the machines to give to the various organizations they help throughout the year. They donate to the Red Cross, United Way, Maine Children’s Cancer Program and the Sanford Mainers and many others. On December 4th the town council voted 3-4 against the club’s application. (26/12)

Alabama Dog Track to get Electronic Bingo Machines

The owner of the Birmingham dog track, Milton McGregor, was forced by law officers to remove casino-like gambling machines from his track a year ago. The Birmingham Racing Commission has documents that state McGregor is in agreement to a joint venture with Greenetrack. They are a Eutaw dog track that has several Las Vegas-style bingo machines. Under the current law in Birmingham, only Greenetrack and the VictoryLand track in Shorter are allowed to have the machines. (26/12)

World Snooker Academy has New Members

Recently eight players joined the World Snooker Academy. James Wattana, a legend snooker player from Thailand, has joined the Academy. He is a three-times ranking event champion and the former world number three in snooker. He has become a regular resident at the Academy. (26/12)

Turkey To Enforce Online Gambling Laws

Turkish newspaper Zaman reported last weekend that the Turkish government will soon enforce online gambling laws, doling out punishments for Turkish poker players that have disobeyed the law and placed poker bets online. (23/12)

Florida Baccarat Inclusion Stalled

Bill McCollum is not eager for the Seminole Tribe in Florida to offer popular games like Vegas style slots and the popular casino game baccarat, in fact as Florida's Attorney General he's suing the federal government in effort to cease expansion. (23/12)

Bodog Featuring iPod Touch in Pai Gow Poker Promotion

The Bodog casino, known for their awesome promotions, flashy style, and young look is offering online casino players just what the young gambling generation is looking for, a shot at the brand new iPod Touch. (21/12)

Wynn Macau Expandign to 85 gaming tables and 551 slot machines

Expansion seems to be the all over Macau and it has not gotten pass Steve Wynn. (21/12)

Drag Queen Bingo is Hot Topic in Sarasota

Sarasota has a popular new bingo game that is one of the hottest tickets in town: Drag Queen Bingo. (21/12)

Video Blackjack Additions to Rhode Island Racetracks

Earlier this week, Rhode Island racetrack Twin River installed video blackjack machines. Only a few machines were online and more are expected to be on their way. Five players sit at a table and their moves are simulated with a dealer is on a video screen. (21/12)

Customizable Mahjong Solitaire Now Available on Kickplay Website

Earlier this month the web-based game company, Kickplay, released their version of Mahjong Solitaire. The games are available for free on the website and can be customized to meet player’s preferences. (21/12)

Strip Poker on Virgin Mobile's New Phone Whose Target Audience Is Teens

A new phone specifically marketed to teens happens to come preloaded with a game titled “Sexy Poker”. This strip-poker game is featured on Virgin Mobile and Kyocera Wireless’ new Switch_Back mobile phone. (21/12)

777 Sports Entertainment Group CEO James Po Ho Cheung Murdered

the bullet pierced body of the CEO of 777 Sports Entertainment Group; James Po Ho Cheung was discovered inside his parked Cadillac outside of his Vancouver, Canada home. (21/12)

Store Owner Charged with Stealin Multi-Million Lottery Ticket

In the latest Canadian lottery scandal see’s a former convenience store owner has been charged with fraud and theft for allegedly claiming a multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot his customers won. (20/12)

West Virginia Opens Table Games

Two West Virginia casinos will officially debut table games Thursday. The games will start at 10am and the casinos are hoping that the table’s games which include blackjack, craps and roulette will lure customers back. (19/12)

World Mahjong Tour, Inc. Gets Funding

A gaming company, World Mahjong Tour, Inc. (WMT), which is focused in the Asia market announced that it has secured funding from the owner of the Hollywood Park Casino and Crystal Park Casino based in Los Angeles, California, Leo Chu. (19/12)

Unclaimed Slot Vouchers Now Saved in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has adopted a regulation so that unspent or unclaimed gaming vouchers will no longer be forgotten has lost cash. (19/12)

Online Bingo Affected by European Union Settlement with United States

Online bingo operators and online bingo halls were hugely affected when the United States withdrew from their treaty obligations with the World Trade Organization. The European online gaming industry filed for compensation from the United States for the losses they would suffer because of their withdrawal. The losses filed were in the millions. (19/12)

Poker Machines Dropped in South Sydney Leagues Club

In an attempt to help Sydney citizens to be less dependent on gambling, actor Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court tried to persuade the South Sydney Leagues Club to remove their poker machines from their clubs. Apparently their influence had some weight to it because according to the Daily Telegraph the board approved the decision to remove the machines as of last night. (19/12)

PokerTube Launches Their First Dedicated Poker Channel: PokerNews

In the spirit of You Tube comes a website devoted to poker video clips and content – The poker video community is owned by PokerTube AB, a Swedish gaming company. in agreement with has launched their first channel on the new video sharing website. (18/12)

GigaMedia Limited Announced Partnership with XL Games

GigaMedia Limited has announced their partnership with XL Games in which a development is in the works for a new MMO (Massively Multi-player Online game site). (18/12)

School Teacher Wins APT Event

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour at Star City saw 561 poker players including four former world champions pull up a chair but the newest Sydney millionaire and APT winner is a Penrith PE teacher, Grant Levy. (17/12)

Casino gets Automated Poker Room

Matthews, NC based PokerTek, Inc. announced it has completed its ninth 100% Poker Pro poker room this year. (17/12)

Change in Seats Brought National Bingo Game Win?

It seems like every type of game has a superstition about changing seats, for this Comet country grandmother, a seat change brought a very good change in luck. (17/12)

New Online Rummy Site Now Debuted

RummyRoyal has debuted as the first online multiplayer rummy site as announced by RM Royal Media Ltd of Cyprus. (17/12)

Ronnie "The Rocket” O’Sullivan Back to Number One

Ronnie "The Rocket” O’Sullivan has just been crowned world number one but freely admits he only has a little time left in the sport. (17/12)

Judge Rules Crown Casino May Be In Breach of Casino Control Act


The Mitchell Report Indicts Big Names in Baseball Steroid Scandal


Nevada Casinos Hit A Record October Jackpot


World Snooker Championship Video Game Released For Nintendo DS


Video Poker Machines Seized In an Illinois Raid


Caesars Palace Raises Their Blackjack Betting Limits


Jet-Lagged: Patriots Are A Record 26-Point Favorite This Weekend


Lotto Ticket Lands Man In Prison For Life


MA Governor's Casino Plans Coming Under Fire


PokerStars Releases New Mac-Compatible Software


ECOOP Attracts High Entry Rate At Titan Poker

Boasting a staggering $2.5-million guaranteed prize pool, the European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP) revealed higher than expected player participation at Titan Poker. (07/12)

New Online Casino Launched: Casino Boat Online

A new online casino opened it's doors to online gamblers recently, including US players. The game variety is good, but were they really ready to launch? (07/12)

Chairman Lindsay Opposes Keno In Restaurant

Keno monitors have been installed but are not yet online at a family-style restaurant in Bolton, Mass. (07/12)

Absolute Poker Celebrates Major Poker Tournament Milestone

November 30th marked a major milestone for Absolute Poker as the online poker room dealt up it's one-billionth poker tournament hand. (06/12)

New Online Poker League: "The Nuts" Are Coming!

The largest pub poker league in Europe has announced the launch of their very own online poker room - The Nuts Poker League (TNPL). (06/12)

Backgammon Masters Now Accepting Multi-Currency Deposits

Online gaming portal Backgammon Masters has announced the introduction of several new features lately, the most recent being the addition of multi-currency deposits and withdraws. (06/12)

England Unveils Its First Electronic Bingo Hall


Damian Plesec Wins 19th City of Venice International Backgammon Tournament


Poker Legend Chip Reese Dead at Age 56


Georgia State Lottery Employees Receiving Millions of Dollars in Bonuses

Georgia Lottery employees received nearly $3 million in bonuses during 2007, lawmakers are not impressed. (04/12)

Red Lounge Online Casino Addresses Roulette Players Requests


World Mahjong Tour To Receive Funding

The World Mahjong Tour will be relying heavily on the rising gaming market in Asia, and more notably in regions like Macau and other Chinese areas of interest. Established in 1999, the Macau region of China increased their gambling receipts by an astounding 22% in 2006, actually eclipsing gaming powerhouse Las Vegas in that department. The WMT is going to air its first broadcasts in early 2008, with its 6 initial tour spots to be held in places such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Macau. (02/12)

Popular Gin Rummy Site Debuts Multiplayer Option

Gin Rummy is now available for real live cash betting at RummyRoyal (01/12)

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