Gambling News
Gambling News - Archive 2009-01
Pennsylvania Teen Wins Big at Aussie Millions While Pursuing Poker Career

Zachary Gruneberg was a nineteen year old college student at Penn State when he withdrew to try his hand at professional poker. Zachary’s parents did not know that he had been pursuing a poker career and when they found out they were both shocked and filled with pride. Zachary recently won almost $250,000 at the 2009 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. (30/01)

2009 Derby City Classic Heads to Final Weekend

This weekend marks the final of the 2009 Derby City Classic in Indiana as the nine ball division has just over one hundred players left competing and the one-pocket division is down to six players. All will compete this weekend to see who can claim the first place finish. (30/01)

IGT Laying Off 200 Employees

The economy is hurting everywhere and the gaming industry in no exception. International Game Technology is a casino gambling machine maker and it was recently announced by IGT that they were laying off two hundred employees working with the company. (30/01)

Player Wins Third Jackpot at 32Red Casino

It was recently reported that one lucky player has managed to win a jackpot on the same slot machine at 32Red casino in the last four months. This is an amazing feet and one that almost everyone would wish upon themselves. (30/01)

Santa from Georgia Wins Lottery

Ronald Page of Georgia has played Santa Claus along with his wife Betty Page, who played Mrs. Claus, for thirteen years. They become the awesome duo in their home and have been married for forty seven years. Mr. Page who has made children happy for so many years now has something that will really make him happy. (30/01)

Foxy Bingo Launches Large Television Ad Campaign

Foxy Bingo has launched a new television ad campaign that is costing the company a fortune. 10 million Euros have been set aside to create the new campaign as the bingo industry is increasing in popularity. The ad campaign will run throughout the year and will use television, radio, press advertisements and poster ads to get their business seen. (29/01)

Crazy Super Bowl Bets Available in Las Vegas

The Super Bowl begins this Sunday and sports books in Las Vegas are taking bets for all possible situations. So if you are looking for something unusual to bet on then Las Vegas is the place to be. Not only can you bet on the Super Bowl but you can also bet on the odd and just plain crazy. (29/01)

Red Hawk Casino Offering Roulette and other Table Game Players Chance to Win Cash Drawing

Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, California is currently offering special events and promotions for Rewards Club members to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Members have a chance to win a piece of $27,200 by playing different games from now until the eighth of February. (29/01)

Baccarat High Roller Runs Up Huge Debt at Casinos

Jupiter and Star City casinos are operated by TABCORP, a gaming group. TABCORP recently released information that one person has run up a bill of $11.5 million. The high roller has yet to pay his debt and has not been seen since the tab was run up. (29/01)

Hallmark Channel Online Website Adds Mahjong Game

The Hallmark Channel recently announced they had added several games to their online website as a way to add more appeal to their website. The new game section is called Fun & Games and features a new Mahjong game called Café Mahjong. (29/01)

Slingo Slot Machines Pay Winners over $700,000 in January

The New Year started off right for Slingo Slot machine players as the jackpot winnings for players have totaled over $700,000. Casinos in the New York area as well as New Jersey have done quite well as many of the different types of Slingo machines have produced winners. (28/01)

Dutch Justice Minister to Press Legal Action against Illegal Gambling Websites

According to Dutch News papers, the Dutch Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin has stated that he will be pressing legal action against internet gambling sites that have yet to shut down their operations after targeting Dutch consumers. (28/01)

Missouri Man Wins $1 Million in Lottery

Just a few days ago the Missouri Lottery Raffle announced they had a winner of the $1 million prize. Twenty five year old Ross Stenzel was identified as the winner after he bought a ticket from a QuikTrip store. (28/01)

California Woman Wins Big Playing Pai Gow Poker

Thunder Valley Casino in California seems to be the place to go if you want to play Pai Gow poker and have a good chance of winning big. The casino has paid out over $3 million to players playing the Pai Gow game, which makes it the largest of all casinos in the United States to payout for Pai Gow. The most recent player added to the winners list was Thuy Williams. (28/01)

Man Arrested for Stealing over $1Million to Bet On Horse Races

Last Saturday, a man was arrested after it was found out that he had stole $1.6 million from a law firm where he was employed. David Sarnowski was employed at the Florida law firm of Yarborough, Sarnowski, & Evans and he provided payroll services for the company. It has been revealed that David was stealing the funds over a four year period to have money for his online horse racing gambling habit. (28/01)

Raj Vannala Wins Tri-State Billiard Stop in New Jersey

On the 24th of this month the Tri-State Billiards Tour stopped in Parsippany, New Jersey for a $500 added B-D handicapped event. Forty seven players entered into the tournament which took place the Comet Billiards. (27/01)

Casino 32Red to host $5,000 Freeroll Tournament

32Red and Bluff Europe, the poker magazine, have teamed up to provide poker players with a $5,000 Free roll Tournament that will take place this Thursday. The tournament will kick off this at eight o’clock London Time and 32Red is offering a special sign up bonus for those who want to make a deposit. (27/01)

Sportscn Partners with Mahjong Time

Mahjong Time, an online mahjong gaming Software Company, recently announced that they have partnered with Sportscn. Sportscn will be a licensee of Mahjong Time’s game software. An exclusive agreement was signed that will provide Sportscn with a stream of revenue from a real four player mahjong game. (27/01)

Roulette Productivity Increased with CCTV Casino Suite

At the International Gaming Expo, Ipsotek announced the launch of a new CCTV Casino Suite that will increase productivity at roulette and blackjack tables. A prototype developed by the company to show how the product will work has been running smoothly for many months. (27/01)

Regular Joes Get Chance to Play Snooker World Championship Finalist

People often look up to sports players and hope one day to maybe challenge that player. Many believe they can actually beat the famous sports player. For those who have the guts, Matthew Stevens, a World Championship finalist, is challenging people to a frame of snooker this Saturday at Newport Market. (27/01)

Online Poker is Tax Free at Bet24

Bet24, an online casino and poker room, recently announced that they have gained a European Union license and can now offer players the ability to gamble online without the requirement of having to pay taxes on winnings. (26/01)

NordicBet Joins Jadestone’s DiceArena Network

The latest gaming operator to join Jadestone’s DiceArena Network is the Isle of Man based NordicBet. Last year several operators joined the DiceArena Network including Gala Coral, Paf and bwin. NordicBet is operated by Nordic Gaming Group and they already had a deal with Jadestone in the GamArena skill games network. (26/01)

Mecca Bingo and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Team Up

The Wigan Warriors and Mecca Bingo have teamed up together for the very first time. Mecca Bingo will be sponsoring the Wigan Warriors for a twelve month time period according to the terms of a new sponsorship deal. (26/01)

Antigua to Restart Negotiations with Obama Administration

Last week Antigua’s Finance Minister Dr. Errol Cort met with United States Trade Relations representatives to discuss compensation due to Antigua because the United States withdrew online poker and internet gambling from the GATS treaty. (26/01)

Another Guilty Plea in Baccarat Gambling Case

One of the big gambling scams of 2008 has carried over into 2009 as the twentieth member of a illegal gambling operation that took place at the Foxwoods Casino and Mohegan Sun has plead guilty. Phat Ngoc Tran age 35 pleads guilty on Thursday to charges that stem from the cheating scandal of last year. (26/01)

Patriots Favored for Next Year’s Super Bowl

Even before the 2009 Super Bowl has kicked off, Las Vegas Odds makers are saying that the New England Patriots will win next year’s Super Bowl. The Patriots did not even make the playoffs this year but odds makers feel they stand a great chance next year. (23/01)

Scuba Diver to Play Billiards under Water

Sabir Bux, an internationally known scuba diver has decided to do something that has never been done before. Bux is planning on playing billiards under water in the sea with Ahsan Ul Haque, a former National Billiard player. (23/01)

Doyle’s Room Makes Move from Microgaming to Cake Poker

No official announcement has been made by Doyle’s Room to state that they are leaving Microgaming to move to the Cake Poker Network but all signs point to the move. The online poker room recently sent out emails to clients that stated ‘sweeping changes were on the way’ and yesterday Doyle’s Room had a disclaimer on the bottom of the home page that read “Cake Poker Network Partner”. (23/01)

Kewadin Casinos Add Roulette Evolution

Native American Casino, Kewadin, has become the first Native American casino in Michigan to offer the electronic table game Roulette Evolution. The game is provided to the casino by IGT and offers roulette players a new way of enjoying the game. The casino is located in Sault Ste. Marie and is only the third in the United States to receive the technology. (23/01)

Lottery Numbers Drawn Twice in Nebraska State Lottery

It is an amazing thing when a lottery player’s numbers match up because not everyone wins the lottery and the chances of winning are slim. The odds of what happened this past week in the Nebraska Lottery is just about impossible and most likely will never happen again. In a two day period the same three numbers were drawn in the Nebraska Pick 3 Lottery. The lottery computer produced the same numbers on Monday night and again on Tuesday night. (23/01)

Deeping B Snooker Team Closer to Title

Deeping B faced Pyramid F this week to see who would move on to the Division One Title in the Spalding and District Snooker League. Pyramid F was no match for Deeping B as they took the match-up with a score of 5-1. (22/01)

Keno Player Almost Loses Lottery Fortune

Jamie Davis of Baltimore enjoys playing Keno and scratch off lottery tickets. They are his favorite games and he plays them often, though he has never won much money. This week however Jamie’s luck would change. (22/01)

Online Gambling Cover Expanded by eCOGRA

eCOGRA, the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance, has announced that they now have extended their cover to sports betting, bingo and live gambling operations. With this extension the eCOGRA will add more to their list of over one hundred online casino and poker rooms that they cover. (22/01)

Online Vegas Slots Holds Inauguration Slot Tournament

This past Tuesday Online Vegas players were able to begin playing in the much anticipated $2009 Presidential Inauguration Guaranteed Free roll. Online Vegas was surprised at the turnout so early in the week and the tournament will continue to run until tomorrow. (22/01)

Red Hawk Casino Hosts Blackjack Tournament to Celebrate Grand Opening

The Red Hawk Casino in California will be hosting a Grand Opening celebration today to mark the official opening of the casino. The celebration will feature a $100,000 Celebrity Charity Blackjack Tournament as well as celebrity music performances. (22/01)

WinADay Casino Gets First Big Jackpot Winner

WinADay Casino is a 3D casino that launched last summer providing gamers with 3D casino gaming. The site has been waiting for the first person to hit a large progressive jackpot and the wait is finally over. Monica68 of Italy won $148,724 while playing the Wheeler Dealer slot machine. (21/01)

Mystery Person Wins $163 Million Powerball Ticket

This past Saturday the Powerball drawing took place and a winner was found. A convenience store in Lawrenceburg, a community of Indiana, sold the ticket but has no idea who won. It remains a mystery as the clerks at the store try and figure out who was sold the winning ticket. (21/01)

MMMediaMatrix Launches Asian Bingo Website

MMMediaMatrix recently developed a new bingo website created specifically for the Asian market. The website is called Bingolore and is created around an Asian theme. The site is very similar to the usual online bingo website except that it was specifically designed for the Asian market. (21/01)

Sports Gambling On Rise Due to Super Bowl

Now that it has been decided who will play in this year’s Super Bowl, the betting on the outcome has already begun. Bettors are wagering on who they think will win: the Arizona Cardinals or the Pittsburgh Stealers. (21/01)

Xbox Live Arcade Adds New Mahjong Game

Xbox Live is a way for Xbox gamers to play their favorite games online with friends or just enjoy by themselves. Along with an Xbox Live subscription players are given access to the Xbox Live Arcade. Players can then download games to their Xbox and begin playing instantly after download. The newest game added to the Xbox Live Arcade is FunTown Mahjong. (21/01)

Jonathon Hennessee Wins Music City Open

JOB’s was the place to be in Nashville, Tennessee for pool billiards players wanting to compete in the Music City Open. Competition was tough and Jonathon Hennessee was able to outlast the field and beat Chad Vilmont for the first place finish. (20/01)

PokerSwat Website Opens to Help Players Learn Game of Poker

A new website recently went online that will help poker players learn the game of poker and become a better player. PokerSwat offers players tips from some of the top online poker players as well as seasoned veterans. The website also has training videos available and will add new information every month to the website. (20/01)

Casino Tropez Mobile Adds New Language Support

Casino Tropez, an online casino gaming provider, added mobile language support for both Swedish and Italian players. Players using the mobile casino will now have access to the mobile gaming platform in several different languages. This makes Casino Tropez the first online casino to offer multiple languages for the mobile gaming platform. (20/01)

Fourth Masters Snooker Title won by Ronnie O’Sullivan

After commenting last week that the sport of snooker was a dying game, Ronnie O’Sullivan used his feelings to help win his fourth British Masters snooker title. O’Sullivan beat Mark Selby at Wembley in a best of nineteen frame showdown. (20/01)

Company to Introduce New Baccarat Table Security Product at IGE

At next week’s IGE in London, the Fournier Company is planning on introducing a new product that will help increase security at baccarat gaming tables. Fournier is a manufacturer of casino playing cards and has been in the business since 1868. (20/01)

TV Advertising Case Won by Littlewoods Bingo

Online bingo provider, Littlewoods Bingo, recently had to fight for their right to have their new advertisement aired on television. The new ad campaign had one complaint against it which caused the Advertising Standards Authority to take a look at the advertisements. (19/01)

Betfair Offering Live Online Coverage of the Australian Open Tennis Championship

Customers of the Betfair website will have access to live coverage of the Australian Open Tennis Championship on their computers. Live tennis will be shown up to six of the show courts at one time. Betfair is able to show the live coverage of the event because they are the Official Sports Betting Operator for the Australian Open 2009. (19/01)

Pittsburgh Woman Wins Large Jackpot on Penny Machine

Joan Ankrom was visiting The Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Wednesday of last week just enjoying the penny slot machines and spending time with her husband. Right before two in the morning Joan began to hear loud noises coming out of her slot machine. She knew she had won but was unsure of how much, boy was she in for a surprise. (19/01)

Keno Winner Lives Life as Normal After Big Win

Over a week ago a man named Ray, from Pottsville, won a large Keno jackpot at his local club. The jackpot was worth $1.2 million. Ray, a widowed father of two, decided to live life as normally as he could which means that he went back to his job of fourteen years at the NSW tea plantation. (19/01)

Gambling Addiction Costs Woman Three Years in Jail

Beryl Kay Mudgway is a resident of Brisbane, Queensland. The fifty five year old woman has a gambling addiction and was found guilty of stealing over $50,000 from her employer. The theft took place over a period of eighteen months and ended in November 2007 (19/01)

Premier League Football Players Loses 1million in One Night

The Daily Star reported today that a Premier League Football Star lost £1million while gambling at a local casino. The loss took place in one night’s time. The star and the casinos name have been withheld due to legal action being taken by the gambling club but it has been confirmed that the player sobbed profusely after losing the large amount of money. (16/01)

Reservation Blackjack Lures Players to Aurora Hollywood Casino

Blackjack players who want to be sure they can get in on a quick game are visiting the Hollywood Casino in Aurora, Illinois. Back in 2007 the casino began offering blackjack players the option of reserving a table so they are sure to get in on the betting action. (16/01)

WSOPE Main Event to Air on ESPN February 1st

ESPN has decided to air eight hours of World Series of Poker Europe Main Event footage beginning on February 1st. The footage was shot at the Casino at the Empire in London during last year’s WSOPE Main Event. This will be the first time the European version of the WSOP will air in the United States. (16/01)

New York Woman Wins $22 Million in Mega Millions Jackpot

New York state lottery officials have announced the recent winner of the Mega Millions jackpot. The winner was a 52 year old woman from Merrick and she remains anonymous until the lottery holds a press conference. The woman won $22 million after buying a ticket at the 7-Eleven in North Bellmore. (16/01)

Italy Now able to Connect to GamArena Skill Games Network

Jadestone Networks recently announced that their GamArena Skill games network has now been launched in the Italian market. Players in Italy now have access to the skill games as well as tournaments taking place on the network. Bwin helped Jadestone Networks launch the new network in Italy. (16/01)

Police Snooker Club Member Gets Highest Break of the Season

Brian Quinlan is a member of the Police Sports Club and recently Brian performed the highest break of the season during a match at the Shelley Sports and Social Club. Brian scored a 95 break during his Section IIB match against Patrick Schofield. (15/01)

Nevada Casinos Report Drop in Gamblers Winnings

The Nevada State Gaming Control Board reported on Friday that Nevada casinos had seen a drop of almost fifteen percent in winnings from gamblers for the month of November. This was the eleventh straight month of declines for the Nevada casinos. (15/01)

Stanleybet Allowed to Reopen Athens Outlet

During that time Stanleybet stated that Greece’s move to close the stores violated an EU law and they asked the European Commission to move against Greece. Most recently an Athens court ruled that the Stanleybet outlet can reopen in the city. (15/01)

President Elect Obama’s Stepmother Bingos for Charity

The Telegraph has reported that President of the United States Elect Barack Obama’s British stepmother has joined forces with Gala Bingo to raise money for the Sue Ryder Care charity. Kezia Obama will be launching the Mrs. Obama’s Online Bingo Game on the Gala Bingo site and the game will raise money for the charity. (15/01)

Spin3 Launches New Slot Game on Ladbrokes Mobile Casino

Spin3 is a mobile gaming solutions provider that creates game titles for casinos and other gaming operators. Spin3 recently announced the launch of a new casino slot game called Thunderstruck that would make its debut on Ladbrokes mobile casino this month. (15/01)

First Poker Academy for Women Set for This February

The first every all women’s poker academy is set to take place February 6-8th at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The academy has been dubbed the High Heels Poker Tour Academy and will feature Susie Isaacs as an instructor. (14/01)

Sexual Abuse Advocacy Group Sponsors Lottery; Sex Offender Wins

A unique story was reported recently from the state of Alaska. A group supporting sexual abuse victims called Standing Together Against Rape, recently sponsored an Alaskan Lottery. The lottery was created to raise funds to help the non-profit create awareness for sexual abuse victims. A drawing took place this past Friday to find a winner. On Saturday the winner came to claim his prize. Alec Ahsoak was the winner of the $350,000 prize and after claiming his winnings it was found out that Alec had plead guilty to three counts of sexual abuse of a minor in 1993 and 2000. (14/01)

Clubs Australia Wants Equal Laws for Land and Online Gambling

Recently Clubs Australia commented that online gambling operators should be banned from accepting bets from players using credit cards. Clubs Australia wants laws that will apply to online casinos as well as land club and casinos. (14/01)

Adding Roulette and Craps to Black Hawk Casino Could Help Economic Woes

Citizens in the Black Hawk community of Colorado are trying to pass a law today that may help the slumping casino revenues. The casinos in the area are seeing record lows since they were created in the early 1990s. The casinos make up the economy for Black Hawk and their survival is key to the town’s survival. (14/01)

Mobile Multiplayer Skill Gaming Launched by Skiller Company

The new hot commodity now in gaming seems to be mobile technology. Everyone is looking for the next big thing in mobile gaming. Game players are now able to play just about anything now via mobile devices including poker, casino games and skill games. (14/01)

Mika Immonen Wins Joss Northeast 9-Ball New Jersey Stop

The Joss Northeast 9-Ball Tour has completed another stop on the tour and Mika “Iceman” Immonen outlasted the field of thirty seven players to win the first place prize. The competitors played during a snowstorm in Parsippany, New Jersey at Comet Billiards. The tournament was a $2,000 added event. (13/01)

Employees See Pay Cut at Mohegan Sun Casino

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority announced this past weekend that their employees will receive a pay cut beginning the first of February. The cut was made to help reduce cost to the casino during the rough economic times. (13/01)

Rainbow Bingo Releases Keno and Video Poker

Rainbow Bingo launched Keno and Video Poker to their gaming website just a short time ago and since that time the site has seen an increase in traffic. Rainbow Bingo has reported an increase of 25-30% in traffic on the site as players are flocking to play the new Keno and Video poker games. (13/01)

Cocoa Casino Releases New Slot Game

Cocoa Casino has added yet another progressive slot machine to their list of slot game offerings. The new game is called One Million Reels BC and was recently released by Rival Gaming. The jackpot starts out at $5000 and since it is a progressive it will continue to grow until someone gets lucky and hits it. (13/01)

New Television Ad Campaign Released by Gala Bingo

To start the New Year off with a bang, Gala Bingo has created a new television ad campaign to promote their online website. For a very long time Gala Bingo has been a driving force in the bingo market in the United Kingdom with their live bingo halls. In the past few years Gala Bingo has developed their online site for players as well. (13/01)

More Players Advance to BKJK Grand Final on Lucky18Casino Website

The December BKJK Bowl Monthly Final recently finished up and five more players made it to the $21,000 BKJK Bowl Grand Final which will take place the same week as the Super Bowl at the Lucky18Casino website. (12/01)

WagerWorks to Provide JenningsBet with Online Games

It was recently announced by WagerWorks, a gaming software developer that they will be working with JenningsBet, a UK bookmaker, to provide the site with online content. The new content will provide JenningsBet with new game titles. (12/01)

Gambling Affiliates Can Advertise with Google after Complying with Gaming Policies

A few months ago Google approved UK online gambling operators to use Adwords as an advertising system. Google has now announced that affiliate websites will also be allowed to advertise as long as they follow the strict guide lines of responsible gaming policies. (12/01)

Chinese Officials Blow Public Funds on Mahjong and Soccer

According to state media reports from China, several officials from the Guangdong province have been investigated for gambling away public funds. It has been reported that the officials gambled more than $3 million in public funds. (12/01)

Golden Casino Offering Free Slot Tournaments on a Weekly Basis

Online casino players love a free deal. Whether it is free poker chips, free spins on a slot machine or free credit to our online account, anything is greatly appreciated by online gamblers. Golden Casino recently decided to start a weekly slots tournament that players will be excited to participate in. (12/01)

Last Leader Pleads Guilty in Borgata Sports Betting Ring

The third and final leader of the Borgata Casino Sports Betting Ring pleads guilty this last Tuesday to taking illegal bets for the sports ring. Anthony Nicodemo is the last of the three ring leaders to plead guilty in the case. (09/01)

PBSA Announces National Snooker Championship Dates

The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) recently announced the dates for the 34th National Snooker Championship. The event will be held in mid-March. The decision was made after officials met with the Federal Sports Minister Pir Aftab Shah Jilani. (09/01)

PaddyPowerPoker Launches Instant Online Play Option

PaddyPowerPoker recently launched a new gaming option that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. Players can now chose an Instant Play option and begin to play poker without having to download software. Players can enjoy the same experience but without having to wait for a download. (09/01)

Commerce Casino Getting Ready for 2009 L.A. Poker Classic

The Commerce Casino in Las Angeles is getting ready for the 2009 L.A. Poker Classic. The event is scheduled to begin on January 22nd and continue until March 2nd. This year’s Classic will feature new events which includes three new $10,000 buy-in events. (09/01)

Mahjong Player Dies from Heart Attack

Many gamblers find themselves playing long marathon sessions of their favorite games. No matter what your pleasure it is very easy to play for hours before you even realize how long you have been playing the game. This can happen in poker, blackjack and even mahjong. (09/01)

National Billiards League Almost Ready to Start First Season

With the New Year come new changes in the world of billiards. The first season of the National Billiards League should begin very soon as the league is in its final stages of preparations. The excitement has been building for some time and for those who have been anticipating the new league the wait is almost over. (08/01)

January is the Month for Slots Tournaments at Online Vegas Casino

During the whole month of January Online Vegas Casino will be offering players online slots tournaments every weekend. Players will be able to compete for large cash prizes with the latest tournament starting tomorrow that will feature a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. (08/01)

Ladbrokes Latest Bingo Advertisements Banned from UK Television

Ladbrokes Bingo recently launched a new advertising campaign to help promote their bingo website. Ladbrokes enlisted the help of M&C Saatchi, an advertising firm and paid good money to have the campaign created. Now thanks to one complaint by a viewer, the Advertising Standards Authority has banned the ads from UK television. (08/01)

West Virginia College Growing Rapidly Due to Roulette and Other Dealer Classes

In 2007 West Virginia Northern Community College began offering classes to train dealers in roulette, poker, blackjack and craps because there was a great need for dealers at the local racetracks. Since that time the college has grown so much that it has been ranked as one of the top fifty fastest growing public two year colleges in the United States. (08/01)

Colorado Lottery Investigating Winner of Multiple Jackpots

Tadeusz Krupa and his family are apparently very lucky. They have won at least $1,000 or more playing the Colorado Cash 5 Jackpot twenty one different times. The family has earned a total of $158,000 before taxes from December 2007, according to 9News. The family is now being investigated by the Colorado Lottery since they have won so many times. (08/01)

2009 European Backgammon Tour Portugal Event to be sponsored by TrueMoneyGames

The Portuguese Open will one of many stops on the European Backgammon Tour for 2009 and recently it was announced that TrueMoneyGames will be the official sponsor of the Portugal stop. The event will run from May 12th to the 27th at the Estoril casino. (07/01)

Ministers Propose an Annual Compulsory Levy from Gambling Companies

Casino operators, bookmakers and other in the gambling industry are supposed to provide money on a voluntary basis to research problem gambling and treatment for those who have the addiction. Apparently many in the industry have failed to provide the appropriate funds to the research and this has resulted in the Ministers looking into passing an annual compulsory levy on the companies. (07/01)

Delaware Close to Legalizing Sports Gambling

Legislators in the state of Delaware are considering the option of legalizing sports betting. Many legislators believe that sports betting should be passed and that it would help the state. However if legislation is passed it will be in a different form than just regular sports betting. (07/01)

Nebraska City Trying to Decide on Keno

Voters throughout the county where Nebraska City is located have approved the addition of keno gaming and would like to see it implemented. The state department of revenue reported the vote to city commissioners of Nebraska City on Monday. (07/01)

CryptoLogic Releases Enhanced Version of Atlantic City Blackjack

CryptoLogic, a software developer, recently announced the release of an enhanced version of Atlantic City Blackjack. The new game was released in a new three game lineup along with a slot game called Dragon Sword and the Marvel Super Hero Spider-Man. (07/01)

Arturo Reyes wins Tri-State Tour Queens Stop

On January 4th the Tri-State Tour stopped in Queens, New York for a $1,000 added B-D handicapped event. The tournament had thirty one participants vying for the title win. Arturo Reyes was able to play well throughout the competition and win the tournament. (06/01)

Rough Economy Forces Choctaw Indians to Job Cuts and Shorter Work Week

As the United States falls deeper into recession, more and more businesses have to close or make drastic changes. The Choctaw Indians of Mississippi have who run the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino has had to cut five hundred and seventy jobs and open the casino online three days a week in order to save money. (06/01)

UK Player Wins Large Jackpot at William Hill

Simon B was playing online at the William Hill casino when he hit a big jackpot. Just before Christmas, Simon B was playing Pharaoh’s Treasure, the online slot machine, when he hit the jackpot worth $330,000. (06/01)

Best Damn Poker Show Season Two Begins This Monday

UltimateBet has announced that their television show, The Best Damn Poker Show, will begin its second season this Monday January 12th at 9pm. The show will air every Monday night on FSN for a season. The series will run seven episodes which will be repeated in the late night hours. (06/01)

Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association Receive Federal Grant

It was announced today that the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association has gained grant approval from the federal government. This grant will allow the PSBA to organize the National Snooker Championship that will take place in February. (06/01)

William Hill Bingo to Sponsor Television Show

Starting today William Hill Bingo will be sponsoring ITV’s The Real Deal television show. The two have teamed up for a four month deal that will help raise awareness of William Hill Bingo and attract new customers to the site. (05/01)

GigaMedia to Offer New Sports Betting Site

GigaMedia Limited recently announced a new partnership with Victor Chandler International Group, a sportsbetting firm. The deal will expand GigaMedia’s EverestPoker gaming platform and will create a new sportsbetting site called EverestBets. (05/01)

Wife Finds Husbands $10 Million Winning Lottery Ticket after he suddenly passes

Donald Peters, age 79 was married to his wife Charlotte for fifty nine years. During that time the couple had a twenty year tradition of buying lottery tickets, yet the couple had never won. On November 1st of last year Donald bought a lottery ticket. On the same day Donald suffered a heart attack and died. (05/01)

Online Player Wins Let’Em Ride Poker Jackpot

As the New Year has started many people are working on their New Year Resolutions. Many people want to lose weight or get a better job. Many may have resolved to win the lottery or earn large amounts of cash while playing their favorite games. One lucky player has started the New Year off right with a jackpot win of $37,148. (05/01)

Elderly Blackjack Winner Robbed Outside Casino

According to a local news report a seventy year old man was gambling at the Taj Mahal in New Jersey where he won a large sum of money at the blackjack tables. After leaving the casino the man was then attacked in the parking lot by his vehicle. (05/01)

Mike McGovern Wins Pechauer All-American Tour Stop in Illinois

The latest stop on the Pechauer All-American Tour was in Addison, Illinois at The Pyramid Club. Twenty eight players competed in the double-elimination 8-ball format on 7-foot bar boxes and Mike McGovern outlasted the field to take the win. (02/01)

Omaha Casino Manager Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling

Elaine Provost of Sioux City was recently sentenced to fifteen months in a federal prison for participating in a casino embezzlement case. Elaine was the manager of a coin cage at Casino Omaha and was accused of stealing money. (02/01)

Bristol Waitress wins £1million with Last £5

Maria Murray is a struggling waitress with four children having a hard time making ends meet. She had told her children that there would most likely be no money for Christmas presents this year. Maria of Bristol recently spent her last £5 on a scratch ticket for the Merry Millions lottery and little did she know that buying the £5 ticket would change her life. (02/01)

Caribbean Stud Player Wins 2.79Million at the Grand Lisboa

A twenty nine year old woman was visiting the Grand Lisboa on December 30th and decided to play Caribbean Stud Poker. The game was set up at a table with a progressive jackpot connected to it. Players can place a side bet in the hopes that they may hit the jackpot. Well this young woman actually did hit the jackpot and took home 2.79Million Hong Kong dollars. (02/01)

Wisconsin Woman Hits Slot Jackpot on New Year’s Eve

As many were ringing in the New Year dancing the night away others took a different approach. Many casinos were full of patrons testing their luck on New Year’s Eve. One lucky lady from Wisconsin rang in the New Year right as she hit a jackpot for just over $100,000. (02/01)

WPT Southern Poker Championship Begins This Friday

The first major poker tournament series of 2009 will begin tomorrow at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The WPT Southern Poker Championship will continue until the seventh of January after fifteen poker tournaments have taken place over the two week period. (01/01)

Ladbrokes Bingo Offers Players a Bill Free Year

Ladbrokes Bingo decided to start the New Year with a bang by offering their players something amazing. In the first month of 2009 players can play bingo and be entered into a drawing to win a unique prize. The winner will have their bills paid every month for one year by Ladbrokes Bingo. (01/01)

Absolute Backgammon Updates for Macs

It was recently announced by Mac Update that Absolute Backgammon has been updated by Gammonsoft. The latest version of the software now allows players more options to provide a better gaming experience. (01/01)

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