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Gambling News - Archive 2008-01
Good Friends Split Lottery

Curtis Coble is a good friend; this former Marine has been buying lottery tickets for himself and friend Walt. (31/01)

Charity Bingo Donates $68,000

Sherwood Arkansas charitable bingo has done exceptionally well according Bob Douglas of the Sherwood Moose Lodge 942. (31/01)

Mohegan Indian Tribe Interested in Expanding to Atlantic City

The Mohegan Indian tribe, owners of the Mohegan Sun Casino, is now looking towards Atlantic City to expand their operations. (30/01)

Pensioner Gets $2 million Lottery 2 Years Later

Werner Reinhold won $2 million dollars in the lottery and then lost it and now the 73-year-old has again been awarded the money 2 ½ years later. No, he didn’t win again, but he did win a court case with the NSW Lotteries. (30/01)

Baccarat to Debut in Florida Seminole Casinos

Look Out Bingo, Vegas Style Slot Machines have made their way into Seminole Casinos, Baccarat is next on the menu. (30/01)

Three Qualify for Welch Open

With victories in the final round of qualifying for the Welsh Open, John Parrott, Rod Lawler and Andrew Higginson have all qualified for the event. (29/01)

Seven-Alarm Fire at Foxwoods Casino

A seven-alarm fire on a hotel roof forced gamblers and guests out of Foxwoods Resort Casino. No one was injured according to the casino which is run by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. (29/01)

Winner Would Trade Lottery for Health

Big winner but this time money can’t buy everything. Stephen Smith just scooped almost £19 million in the lottery said he would trade it all if only he could have his health back. (29/01)

Biggest Bingo Jackpot in UK and Possibly the World

A 53-year-old mother-of-two has hit the biggest jackpot in UK history at £1.1 million. Some claim it may be the biggest bingo win in the world. (28/01)

Lee Rousso Trying to Overturn Online Poker Ban

Lee Rousso announced last month that he is running for Governor of the state of Washington. Rousso, an attorney, first made news when he filed a court case that is still pending, challenging the online poker ban in Washington. (27/01)

New 90 Ball Room at BingoKnights

A brand new 90-ball room is open at the BingoKnights bingo room. The new 90 ball room called Blue Saphire is now open and to celebrate the BingoKnights site has put together an exclusive offer for those that want to play. (27/01)

Baccarat Scammers Ordered to Repay

John Tran, one of several people accused of cheating during a game of high stakes baccarat please guilty last week in Orillia and was ordered to repay monies that were scammed from casinos. (26/01)

Heritage Lottery Fund Gives £21 million To Help Mary Rose

The Heritage Lottery Fund has given £21 million to help conservation efforts on the Tudor warship Mary Rose. (25/01)

Bingo Hall Roof Collapses

That was the comment of Muskegon Building Inspector Henry Faltinowski in Michigan as he viewed the collapsed roof of Jones Auditorium. (25/01)

32Red Launches Mobile Games

Online casino, 32Red, has joined with mobile gaming provider Spin3 and is now offering a new mobile service to go with their already established e-gaming products. (25/01)

New Poker Game for Casinos

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has announced the approval the commercial version of Progressive Gaming International's (PGI) World Series of Poker Peer to Peer Texas Hold’em game. (24/01)

Casino Regina Pays Out $27,000 Due to Error

The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation announced on Thursday that a self-redemption kiosk was loaded wrong at the Casino Regina and patrons of the casino got $27,000 before the error was found out. (24/01)

Two New Slot Games at Casino Tropez

Casino Tropez announced 2 new video slot games, ‘What’s Cooking’ and ‘Bonus Bears’. (24/01)

2007 European Player of the Year

In 2005 it was Max Pescatori and in 2006 Roland de Wolfe; this year you can add Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott as he has won the 2007 European Player of the Year (EPoY). (23/01)

Mahjong and Big Two Launched ot Facebook

One of the leading gaming companies that focuses on the market in Asia, the World Mahjong Tour, Inc., has launched the first software game application on Facebook, a social marketing site, called Mahjong and Big Two. (23/01)

5,500 More Slot Machines Approved

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians got approval from the federal government on a gambling expansion that would aloe for 5,500 more slot machines to be added at their San Bernardino area casino. It currently has 2,000 slots in the area. (23/01)

Carnival Cruise Lines "Wild Winners" Tournament

Carnival Cruise Lines and Ocean Players Club, a casino rewards program, is hosting its 2008 "Wild Winners" Tournament, comprised of a series of slot, blackjack and poker tournaments. (22/01)

$5000 Super Bowl Contest

Many websites that are dedicated exclusively to Bingo, host many types of tournaments with very attractive prizes, it will make anyone think twice about giving bingo the cold shoulder whenever it’s mentioned. (22/01)

Man Takes $5.3 Million Jackpot in Stride

A Redmond Washington man won the $5.3 million jackpot but seems to be less than enthused for his new found fortune and being the first multi-million-dollar lottery winner this year. (22/01)

Alexander Kostritsyn is the 2008 Aussie Million Champion

A couple things were similar this year at the final table of the Aussie Millions compared to last. First, there would not be an Australian who wins and second the final heads up battle would be between American pro player Eric Seidel and a relative new name Alexander Kostritsyn. (22/01)

Baccarat Proceeds Leading Macau to Top Gambling Locale

Casinos in Macau China are picking up the pace against American casinos located in Nevada, with Baccarat leading the way to 2008. (22/01)

First Try - First Masters Title for Mark Selby

John Spencer, Doug Mountjoy, Terry Griffiths, Stephen Hendry and now add 24 year old Mark Selby to the long list of snooker players who won the British Masters at his first attempt. (21/01)

Georgia Lottery Narrows to Top 5 Hostessa Choices

The Georgia Lottery needs a new host and decided to use an American Idol-style auditions and interviews to find that person. (21/01)

Aussie Millions Nightmare

After cashing in the 2008 Aussipoker tournament, 22 year old American Jason Potter was attacked by someone police think stalked him from the casino after he cashed out his chips. (21/01)

Columbia Pictures To Release 21 - MIT Blackjack Team Movie

The exploits of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Blackjack Team will be chronicled with a film from Columbia Pictures called 21. (13/01)

Gus Hansen Launches ThePlayr.Com

Gus Hansen also known as "The Great Dane" in the professional poker world is taking his role in the industry to the next level. (13/01)

Lottery Win to Vacation to Jail For This Winner

No matter what you win you still need to show up for court or face jail time. That’s what a chip shop worker found out after winning a£1m on a national lottery scratch card in October. (12/01)

RM Royal Media LTD Launches RoyalRummy

With RoyalRummy, RM Royal Media LTD claims it has launched the world’s first online multiplayer Rummy game. (10/01)

Teenage Crap Game Turns Into Altercation

Pre-dawn Thursday morning a New Jersey man was attacked by four teenage boys shooting craps on the sidewalk. (10/01)

Crown Bingo Wins Bingo Site of The Year Awards

Which Bingo’s Bingo Site of The Year Awards are out and Crown Bingo, a leading UK bingo site, has announced that they have placed third for the year. (10/01)

High Streak European Blackjack Gold Coming to Wild Jack Casino

Jackpot Factory Group member Wild Jack Casino announced today the launch of a new blackjack game, High Streak European Blackjack Gold. (09/01)

Seminole Tribes Hoping to Add Baccarat

If the compact between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe is approved the popular American gambling game blackjack will be rolled out through out the tribes casinos. (09/01)

£150,000 Bingo Jackpot Win at Mecca Bingo

Sunday was a big day for a 69 year old Norwich woman after she claimed a £150,000 jackpot prize in the national draw. (09/01)

VC Casino Sponsors Snooker Player Stephen Maguire

One of the leading online casinos, in the industry, VC Casino, has announced that it will be the sponsor of professional snooker player, Stephen Maguire. (07/01)

UK Bingo Looking for Tax Reform in 2008

Rank and Gala Coral, have pushed for reform of the UK bingo industry’s tax regime and the industry leaders have gotten the support of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Now they are hoping the reform will be in the 2008 Budget. (07/01)

Stolen $50,000 Lottery Ticket Recovered

The Lottery Security Section of the Oregon State Police has arrested an Oregon man who has who allegedly stole a winning $50,000 scratch-off ticket. (07/01)

China Outlaws Online Lottery Ticket Sales

The Chinese government has issued a new law that would prohibit the sale of Lottery tickets over the Internet. Sellers, profiteers and online lottery ticket purchasers will be prosecuted. (04/01)

Retired School Teacher Wins $30 Million in Lottery

The Sunday before Christmas brought much joy to Walter Waselovich. He had just left church and was going to a local St. Catharines variety store to check his Lotto Super 7 ticket. When he first checked he thought he had won $30,000 and of course he was very excited. He then put the ticket in the machine to verify the numbers and when it read them, Walter froze in amazement. He had won an astonishing $30 million and he was so happy he did the “happy dance” from a current running lottery commercial. (04/01)

New Slot Machines at Kewadin Casinos in Michigan

Starting this month the Kewadin Casinos in Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace in Michigan there will be brand new, state-of-the-art, Atronic Harmony Slant Top slot machines. Twenty-six machines will be added over the month. The new machines have a stylish look, new technology and innovative game play according to Dave Kucharczyk, slot director. (04/01)

$1 Million Christmas Present

Giving lottery tickets as Christmas presents or stocking stuffers is a pretty popular idea. So it was for a Pittsburgh pharmacist and his family who gave a $20 Pennsylvania lottery ticket as a gift to relatives this year. (03/01)

AllJackpots Website Wins Two Awards along with Others

The Online-Gambling-Insider website has released their annual awards list. The site is an independent Internet gambling guide and they have awarded the AllJackpots website will two honors. AllJackpots won the award for Best Online Casino 2007 and the Best Promotion award for their $100,000 slots freeroll tournament. (03/01)

PokerStars Website Bans Player for Life

The website for PokerStars has banned a player from participating on their website and land-based tournaments. This decision comes after the player Josh Field “JJProdigy” was found holding multiple accounts online. This is a no-no in the online gambling community. Field is eighteen years old and had qualified to play in the Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure. It is set to take place this Saturday at a land casino. He of course will not be participating in the event. (03/01)

8-Ball Pro-Am Pool Tournament Coming In March

Ireland will be hosting their biggest 8-Ball Pro-Am Pool Tournament again this year starting Feb. 29th and going till March 2nd 2008. (02/01)

New Championship League Snooker Launched

A new Championship League Snooker league has been launched that will be totally internet funded and broadcast. (02/01)

Another Tennessee Lottery Glitch

It’s a new year and the Tennessee lottery still can’t get rid of last years glitch issues. This glitch in the system though was minor compared to the others. (02/01)

Gin Rummy Competes With Online Poker

We all know the online poker community is attracts millions of players every year, but the popularity of Gin Rummy has launched skyward since the introduction of several online Rummy sites. (02/01)

Mansion Casino Happy New Years Promotions

To kick off the New Year, Mansion Casino has initiated a whole new promotional scheme lasting for the entire month of January. Each day of the week presents a new promotion, awarding extra cash and prizes to their lucky online casino players. (02/01)

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