Gambling News
Gambling News - Archive 2009-04
Florida Legislators to decide if Blackjack will stay or Go

Legislatures began talks this week that will determine whether the game of blackjack will stay or go at local casinos. Players enjoy playing the game and do so often but many officials have different thoughts on the subject. (30/04)

Canadian Casino Debuts New Slot Machines

This past week gamblers at the Caesars Windsor casino in Ontario, Canada got to tryout the new slot machines as part of an exhibit of new technology. Fifty machines were place on the casino floor by manufacturers so players could try them out during the Canadian Gaming Summit that took place at the Caesars casino. (30/04)

Colorado Casinos Need Craps and other Gaming Dealers

The Golden Mardi Gras casino in Colorado is in desperate need of Craps and other gaming dealers so the Golden Casino Group has held an open Job Fair to try and recruit dealers to their casinos. New legislation was recently passed the state that allows new games so the casino needs workers to fill the positions at the new games. (30/04)

Sportium Opens Betting Shop in Madrid

It was announced just a few short days ago that land based betting operator, Sportium, has opened their first betting shop in Madrid, Spain. Sportium was established when Cirsa and Ladbrokes decided to work together to create on betting brand and the brand plans on opening one hundred and twenty five betting outlets. (30/04)

Madonna Concert Tickets Up For Grabs at Littlewoods Bingo

Online bingo websites are constantly coming up with different ways to draw in customers. The best way the bingo sites draw in the crowds is to offer large jackpots, prize pools and special prizes. The most recent large prize up for grabs at an online bingo room is at Littlewoods Bingo. The online bingo room is giving away two tickets to see Madonna in concert. (30/04)

Health District Wants Officials to Shut Down Electronic Keno in Nova Scotia

Back in March, the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation launched electronic keno games in almost two hundred restaurants and bars. There was mixed feelings about the addition of keno though the company was able to start the machines in several locations. Now the board of the health district is asking the government to turn off the electronic keno machines. (29/04)

France to Hold Several Gambling Seminars

It was recently announced that beginning in May, France will be holding several seminars on the subject of gambling. During the seminars politicians will be discussing the online gambling market and laws created. Several members of the gambling industry will also be speaking during the seminars. (29/04)

Alastair MacBeath Wins 4th High Stakes Backgammon Tournament

The 4th High Stakes Backgammon Tournament took place at Strawberry Hills in Jamaica this past weekend and it was Alastair MacBeath who outlasted the field and took the $315,000 first place prize. It was tough competition and MacBeath had to get past William Mahfood before he could claim the victory. (29/04)

iPhone and iPod Touch add Croc Roulette Game

It was recently announced by oeFun that a new game called Croc Roulette has been launched on the iPhone and the iPod touch. oeFun is a development company of interactive entertainment and they created the game for multi-player use that involves money and risk taking, a sure fire winner. (29/04)

Wisconsin Woman Wins $5.6 in Lottery

Most everyone stops at a convenience on a daily basis to pick up things they may need. Whether it is bread or milk, almost everyone stops and when they do sometimes a lottery ticket is purchased along with the items needed. Sometimes the ticket is a big winner and other times it is not but for one lucky woman a trip to the store for gas and bananas led to a $5.6 million win. (29/04)

World Snooker Championship to Stay in Sheffield

It was recently announced that an agreement was made between World Snooker, Sheffield City Council and the Yorkshire Tourist Board to continue the World Snooker Championship in the city of Sheffield. Many were unsure where the event would move to and many did not want to see it move as the Championship has a long history in Sheffield. (28/04)

Tim Volkman Wins Varsity Club 8-Ball Event

Last weekend the Varsity Club hosted a $1,000 added 8-ball event which saw an amazing turnout of seventy eight players. The Varsity Club is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and it would be Tim Volkman who took down the first place prize. (28/04)

Player Hits Let’Em Ride Jackpot over Weekend

Slot games are very popular with online gamblers as they are easy to navigate and overall really fun to play. It seems players are always winning at online slots almost every week a new winner is announced by online casinos. The latest winner is a player on the Real Time Gaming network. The player won a nice prize while playing Let’Em Ride. (28/04)

Online Casino Wants Players to Hit Progressive Jackpots

Everyone wants to hit the jackpot one day and for some that day may come sooner than they think. JackpotCapital, an online casino, has several progressive jackpots that have not been hit yet. Eight of the casinos progressive jackpots have a combined total of over $4.5 million and the casino would like to see the jackpots hit. So they have decided to give players free money to try and hit the jackpots. (28/04)

Antesvante Wins PokerStars Sunday Million

PokerStars saw a good turn out last night at their weekly Sunday Million. Over seven thousand five hundred players registered to compete in the tournament and with a buy-in of $200 plus $15 that created a prize pool of $1,518,000. Antesvante, who came out on top in the tournament, walked away with a nice prize of $213,459. (28/04)

Friesian Fire Odds Favorite to Win Kentucky Derby

Gamblers are gearing up to make their picks for the upcoming Kentucky Derby. The biggest betting event next to the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby is a big draw for those who like to press their luck. The 135th Kentucky Derby will begin this Saturday and the leading odds favorite is Friesian Fire. (27/04)

MotorCity Casino Hotel Launches First Ever Royal Match 21 Blackjack Games

It was recently announced that the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit will be the first casino to offer their players the Table Master’s Royal Match 21 Blackjack games. The game is a combination of slots and live table gaming so players can enjoy the best of both worlds. (27/04)

Backgammon Tournament to be hosted by Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

A backgammon tournament will be held at the Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden in Bellingham, Washington to raise money for the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center. This is the first time the center has hosted a backgammon tournament and the name of the event is Compete for a Cause. (27/04)

Couple Wins Lottery on Tax Day

Many people dread April 15th as it is the last day to file taxes. It has become a day that everyone does not look forward to. But for one lucky couple from Montana, April 15th was a happy day. Adam and Mandy Clark recently hit the jackpot and won $1 million in the Montana Lottery on April 15th. (27/04)

JackpotCityBingo Raising Money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

JackpotCityBingo has created a special bingo tournament to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust charity. The bingo website has already raised over £10,000 for the charity and they are hoping this tournament will raise even more funds. (27/04)

Jadestone Announces Record Growth in Skill Games Arena

The first quarter of operations for Jadestone Networks Arena business has achieved record breaking status. The GamArena network as well as the newly added DiceArena has grown steady during the first quarter and overall player activity has continued to increase. (24/04)

New Casino Sees First Big Winner

RoyalJoker is a new online casino operated by Intertops. It has only been active online for a few short weeks but already the site has seen its first big winner. Michael P won $92,960 while playing the Break da Bank slot machine and became the first big winner for the new online casino. (24/04)

Golden Casino to Host Slot Tournament in May

Slot games are very popular options for online gamblers. They are easy to access and reward players very often. In May, slot lovers will have the opportunity to compete in a special slot tournament at Golden Casino as well as other Vegas Technology powered casinos. The new tournament is called the May Flowers $150,000 Guaranteed Free roll and it will begin on May 5th. (24/04)

Mahjong Community Released by Mahjong Time

Mahjong Time along with the 343 Sports Group has released a community based mahjong option for players to enjoy. The 343 Sports Group is one of Mahjong Time’s licensees and they will offer the new community gaming option. (24/04)

Pai Gow Poker One of Many Games Added to Great Cedar Casino

The Great Cedar Casino at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has made several additions to their casino floor. The Casino held an official opening ceremony to celebrate the additions of Pai Gow poker and other casino games. (24/04)

Marco Fu Advances to Third Round of World Snooker Championships

After defeating Joe Swail on Monday, Marco Fu advances to the third round of the World Snooker Championships to face Shaun Murphy. Fu is very confident that he will be the first winner of the championships from outside of Britain. (23/04)

Legends and Champions Pool Tour to Tour West Coast

Yesterday kicked off the beginning of the Legends and Champions Pool Tour on the West Coast of the United States. The tour began in the San Diego area and will travel the West Coast ending the tour in Tacoma, Washington. (23/04)

$100,000 Pai Gow Poker Tournament Scheduled for June

The Las Vegas Hilton Casino started a new gaming series when 2009 began to offer players a unique tournament experience. Players have opportunities throughout the year to participate in various $100,000 tournaments. The new series is called the 2009 Table Tournament Series and players will be able to participate in Three Card Poker, Blackjack, Craps and Pai Gow Poker $100,000 tournaments throughout the year. (23/04)

Husband Surprises Wife on Birthday with Lottery Win

Surprises are nice especially on your birthday. Whether it is a cake or nice present, most everyone enjoys a nice surprise. One woman of Indiana was recently surprised by her husband on her birthday when he told her he had won $100,000 in the Hoosier Lottery. (23/04)

Tombola Bingo Website Adds New Game

Tombola Bingo is an online bingo website that is constantly adding new and exciting games for their customers to enjoy. The site is known for offering a different type of game for the bingo lover to enjoy and the newest addition is no exception. Tombola Bingo has added Bingo Roulette to their online bingo room and in the first day of operation the game saw seven people win big. (23/04)

GameAccount Partners with Players Gaming

GameAccount is a skill gaming provider who recently signed a deal with Players Gaming and Leisure, an online operator. The agreement will see GameAccount providing the GrandCasinoWorld and DominoWorld websites with Backgammon and other skill games. (22/04)

Pennsylvania Couple Wins Jackpot at the Same Time

When visiting a casino, people see couples gambling all the time. Whether it is at the poker table, blackjack table of the slot machines, couples enjoy gambling together. Usually one person in the couple will have some luck and win a little money. However it is unusual for a couple to both win a jackpot at the same time. But that is exactly what happened to one lucky couple this past Monday. (22/04)

Lucky18Casino Names $5K Blackjack Winner

Lucky18Casino has been holding a special blackjack tournament over the past few weeks and it recently came down to the final four in the competition. Players participated in a six level blackjack tournament that saw sixty four players competing. This past weekend the championship came down to the final four who would duke it out for the top prize. (22/04)

Players Enjoy Roulette at Charity Casino Night

Horizons Specialized Services is a charity organization in Colorado that provides services to children under three to learn language and motor skill development as well as adults in group homes and apartments. The organization recently held a casino night instead of the usual banquet dinner and fun was had by all especially at the roulette table. (22/04)

Delaware Governor Takes Pay Cut; Hoping To Reintroduce Sports Betting

On Monday Delaware officials had to make a hard decision. Like most places the state is short on money so to help the growing deficit, officials had to lower revenue projections by $30 million for 2010. This brings the states deficit down to about $780 million. The governor of Delaware says this amount is only twenty five percent of the state’s budget. To help with the shortage, the governor took a pay cut and is hoping to reintroduce sports betting as a way to raise extra revenue the state so desperately needs. (22/04)

North Carolina State Representative Wants Video Poker to be legalized

North Carolina State Representative Earl Jones wants to see Video Poker legalized in the state. Video poker would create a vast amount of revenue in just one year which would help the state dramatically. Jones argues that since North Carolina has a state lottery it is only fair that they legalize Video poker. (21/04)

Online Gambling Study Shows Problem Gambling Decrease

A new research study was concluded recently by Dr Howard Shaffer and Bwin, the European gambling group. The study focused on responsible gambling and understanding problem gambling as well as increased gambling. The study concluded that with the regulations that are in place problem gambling has decreased in the past twenty years. (21/04)

Ding Beats Liang in First Round of World Championship of Snooker

Liang Wenbo could not get past Ding Junhui in the first round of the World Championship of Snooker in Sheffield at the Crucible. Junhui was able to best Wenbo in the match up 10-8 to take the first round win. (21/04)

Buzzluck Casino Offers Special Incentive for Players

Online casino and gambling websites are constantly coming up with ways to gain more players for their website. Most online casinos offer sign up bonuses or other types of bonuses as an incentive for players to play at their casino. Buzzluck is one online casino that is offering a special incentive for their players in the form of a secret bonus code. (21/04)

Party Poker Advertisement Banned

UK gambling websites have been coming under fire recently by the ASA for their many different advertisements. It seems that every time a gambling site creates a new advertisement it is banned pretty soon after it is released. The latest online site to have an ad banned by the ASA is Party Poker. The online poker room created a new ad campaign for their $2 million prize pool game and it received one complaint before it was banned. (21/04)

Danny Cintron Wins Yet another Tri-State Tour Stop

Danny Cintron is no stranger to the Tri-State Tour billiard tournaments. This past weekend, Cintron secured his fifth victory on the tour in Edison, New Jersey. The stop took place at Sandcastle Billiards and thirty players registered to compete in the $500 added A-D handicapped event. (20/04)

PartyGaming Releases Rambo Themed Slot Game

Hollywood movie slot games are very popular in the slot machine world and the latest edition to the PartyGaming website is sure to have movie lovers visiting the website. PartyGaming recently added a new slot game that is themed after the ever popular Rambo movie. (20/04)

Nelson Mandela to Play Bingo with US Presidents Stepmother

Kezia Obama is the stepmother of Barack Obama, the United States President, and she recently announced that during a visit to South Africa, she will be playing bingo with Nelson Mandela. The two will be playing the game to raise money for Operation Hunger, a charity that helps those who are malnourished in South Africa. (20/04)

Keno Winner Donates to Charity

A Michigan man recently won $10,000 after playing the Michigan Lottery Club Keno game. Jim Dancy won the money back in March and recently decided he wanted to give his winnings to charity. The man who is from the Kalamazoo area donated his winnings to the Greater Kalamazoo United Way. (20/04)

Indiana Woman Wins Large Lottery Prize

We all hope to one day play the lottery and have just a little luck. Luck seems to be on the side of those who play the lottery and earn large pay days or win multiple times. For Indiana woman, luck could not come soon enough. Shantay Britman of Elkhart had been experiencing a series of bad luck events before she hit the lottery in a big way. (20/04)

APA National Championships to be sponsored by PoolDawg

It was recently announced that online based billiard retailer PoolDawg will be the official sponsor of the American Poolplayers Association (APA) events. The two came to an agreement which will see PoolDawg as the official table spot sponsor of the National Singles and Team Championships for the APA. (17/04)

New Game Created After Lottery Winner Remains a Mystery

This has prompted the D.C. Lottery to create a new online contest called “Guess the Winner”. The D.C. Lottery website posted the new contest and asks people to pick who they think won the large prize. Was it a regular player, a new player or many other choices? (17/04)

Sports Betting One on One Site Offering Players Shares in the Company

Sports Betting One on One is a sports betting platform based in the Isle of Man. The Company is offering customers a different option when they sign up on the site. Customers of the One on One site have the option of receiving 30 company shares to then be a part of the group’s growth. (17/04)

Vegas Technologies Stud Poker Jackpot Hit

The most recent card game jackpot hit was from Vegas Technologies. The Island Stud Poker game was hit this week for a win of $29,340. Video poker games seem to be the way to go if you want to earn a decent size payday. (17/04)

WPT Confirms Two More European Stops

The World Poker Tour recently announced that there will be two more stops on the tour and both stops will take place in Europe. Barcelona and Cyprus will be the next locations of the WPT. Players can take advantage of these two additional stops to possibly earn a WPT title win. (17/04)

Antigua Plans to Change Gambling Regulations

Officials in the online gambling jurisdiction of Antigua and Barbuda have announced they will be changing their gambling regulations. The regulation and compliance requirements for operators will be stiffened to make sure players are safe and secure. (16/04)

Macau approved to add EZ Baccarat

Macau has quickly become a hot spot for gambling and many professional gamblers as well as travelers have made trips to Macau to enjoy what they have to offer. DEQ Systems Corp is the provider of table games; jackpot and loyalty solutions and they were recently approved to provide Macau with the EZ Baccarat system. (16/04)

Jackpot City Casino Revamps Website

Online casino Jackpot City is undergoing a renovation and focusing on the international gambling market. The site is making changes so players will have an overall better playing experience. The casino offers its services in twelve different languages but will be focusing on the UK, France, Italy, Scandinavia and Germany. (16/04)

Players Hit Bad Beat Blackjack Jackpot at Barona Resort

The Barona Resort and Casino is the only casino in the United States to offer a Bad Beat progressive jackpot for high limit blackjack games. Two lucky players took advantage of that fact this past weekend and won the big jackpot. (16/04)

32Red Casino Slot Game Reaches £6 Million

Players are logging on in droves to play slots at 32Red Casino as they have one large payout waiting to be won. The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot has climbed to a staggering £6 and one lucky player will earn a record breaking payday. (16/04)

Peterborough Bingo Hall Showing Big Numbers

As online bingo numbers increase it seems the land bingo businesses are dropping. More and more people are logging on to play their favorite bingo game instead of walking down to the local bingo hall. One exception to this new trend is the Gala Bingo hall in Peterborough. More and more people are visiting the Peterborough bingo hall and the numbers are up 400%. (15/04)

PSN Adds Extra Content for Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom

The PlayStation Network is a great way for players to enjoy games as well as add extra content to games they already own. The Network allows players to download content to their existing games to create a better playing experience. The PSN recently announced the addition of extra downloadable content for three games, including in those games is Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom. (15/04)

Melbourne Man Wins $1 Million Florida Lottery

Everyone dreams of one day becoming a millionaire. That dream has come early for one Melbourne man. Arturo McDonald recently won the Florida Lottery for a prize of one million dollars. He becomes the seventh Powerball player from Florida to win a $1 million prize. (15/04)

Sydney Man Wins Large Keno Prize

A Sydney man recently visited his local Ramsgate RSL Club to play keno while his wife was away on a short holiday. Luck must have been with him because he won $243,000 after playing just three games of keno. (15/04)

Craps Dealer Steals from Casino

One of the major factors to keep a casino up and running is the dealers. Casino dealers breathe life into a casino and many customers who continually visit the casinos come to see their favorite dealers. But sometimes a casino hires a dealer and they decide to use their power as a dealer to steal from the casino. (15/04)

Terry Miller Wins Pechauer All American Tour Title

The Las Vegas Cue Club hosted the forty fourth stop on the Pechauer All American Tour this past Saturday. The event was a $500 added tournament and twenty three players competed in the double elimination 8ball format tournament. (14/04)

New Format to Debut at Snooker World Championships Later This Month

Hoping to follow in the success of Twenty20 for cricket, snooker officials have changed the format of the game for the upcoming snooker World Championships. The new format is called “Super6s” and will feature the same number of colors per frame but will only have six reds. This move was to replicate the move by cricket officials which saw success for the sport. (14/04)

First Time Tournament Player Wins Backgammon Event

For most people, the first time they enter a gaming tournament they do well but most often do now win. That was not the case for Shoshanna Lall a few weeks ago. The Trinidad Backgammon Club held a backgammon tournament on March 31st at the Sweet Lime Restaurant in Woodbrook and Lall competed in her first ever tournament. She managed to outlast the field and take the win on her first try. (14/04)

Gambler Tries to Play Blackjack With Fake Money

Robert Louis Anderson was visiting the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi when he decided to play a little blackjack like many on the casino floor. The only difference between Anderson and the other players is that he was using fake one hundred dollar bills. (14/04)

Devilfish Poker Launches Rake Race

Throughout the month of April the Devilfish Poker website will be working in conjunction with the ThisIsTheNuts website to offer Devilfish players a special rake race. The €30,000 Rake Chase will take place all month long and players will be able to earn extra rewards for the rest of the month. (14/04)

New Slot Games Launched by Jackpot Factory

Five new slot games have been released by the online casino group, the Jackpot Factory. New slot games as well as other casino games are created at a steady pace to keep customers returning to the online gaming websites to create revenue. The Great Galaxy Grab is the headlining release by Jackpot Factory and players will find it a great new addition to the casino. (13/04)

Las Vegas Hilton to Hold Blackjack Tournaments in May

Blackjack fans will be happy to know that the Las Vegas Hilton hotel and casino will be hosting two large blackjack tournaments this May. The first tournament to take place is the $30,000 Stars and Stripes blackjack tournament and the second to be held is the $100,000 blackjack tournament. (13/04)

Keno May Be Added To Connecticut

As the economy is still in shambles, many states in the US are trying to find new ways to bring in revenue. One way that has become increasingly popular is gambling. From adding casinos to lottery games, many states are getting in on the action. The state of Connecticut is considering adding Keno to help close a huge deficit in the state. (13/04)

Michigan Man Wins Million Dollars from Lottery

A Holland, Michigan man is a whole lot happier this week after he claimed his million dollar check. Damian Flournoy recently won the Michigan Lottery Million Dollar Mega Play instant ticket game and earned himself a nice million dollar prize. (13/04)

New Online Bingo Site Buzzing with Players

BingoBeez is a new online bingo site that has not been operating online for very long. Even so, the bingo site has generated a lot of buzz from online bingo players who are visiting the site. Players are enjoying the games and software options as well as the huge welcome bonus offered by the site. (13/04)

North Carolina Coach Plays Craps

About a week ago we reported that Ty Lawson, a player for the North Carolina college basketball team, had visiting the local casino in Detroit to gamble. Lawson had played at the craps table and won about $250. The NCAA was not too happy about Lawson gambling as they frown upon any connection with basketball players and gambling. Now we have found out that Roy Williams, the coach for North Carolina, was at the casino as well. (10/04)

Tiger Woods Remains Favorite to Win 2009 Masters

As the 2009 Masters Golf Tournament begins betting portals have placed their odds on who will win. The leader in this race is Tiger Woods, who is back to the sport after a considerable time off. The tournament is taking place in Augusta, Georgia and Tiger is the odds favorite but he is followed close by Phil Mickelson. (10/04)

Paddy Power Casino Hosting Special Roulette Tournament

Several casinos are hosting special tournaments and casino games to celebrate the Easter holiday. Paddy Power Casino is hosting a special Roulette tournament this Easter weekend. This will be the first time Paddy Power Casino holds a Roulette tournament at their online casino. (10/04)

Online Casino Games Released by Cryptologic

Online gaming software suppliers, Cryptologic, has released new games to their online casino customers. Cryptologic has released several new games for their customers but the most popular game released by them is a slot game based on the popular video Call of Duty 4. (10/04)

Ohio Woman Charged with Running Illegal Keno Machines and Other Gambling Devices

An Ohio woman was sentenced just a few weeks ago for running an illegal gambling operation. Erika Kleinfield, a former preschool teacher, was sentenced to one hundred and eighty days in jail after she was convicted of four gambling violations. (10/04)

High Stakes Backgammon Tournament Set for End of April

April 24th through the 26th is the dates for the fourth High Stakes Backgammon Tournament which will take place in the town of St Andrew. The Strawberry Hill Hotel and Spa near Kingston, Jamaica will host the event. (09/04)

Foxy Bingo Hosting Easter Egg Hunt

Easter weekend is just a few days away and bingo players will excited to know the Foxy Bingo is hosting a special Easter Egg hunt to celebrate the holiday. The hunt will begin on Good Friday and continue until Bank Holiday Monday at the online bingo website. (09/04)

California Student Wins Multi-Million Dollar Lottery

Christianaimee Reyes is one lucky college student. Reyes recently purchased lottery tickets for the California lottery and she won a $35 million jackpot. State lottery officials released a statement commenting that Reyes had won the large jackpot. (09/04)

Ross Jarvis Wins Virgin Poker Festival

Last weekend the Newcastle Poker Festival took place at Aspers Casino and attracted two hundred players to compete in the event. One of those players competing in the two day poker event was Ross Jarvis. Jarvis is a writer for PokerPlayer magazine and managed to outlast the field and take the first place win. (09/04)

Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot Hit Yet Again

United States players have been experiencing a slew of jackpot wins over the past few weeks and two jackpots have been hit more than once. Real Time Gaming Caribbean Stud Poker and It’s Good To Be Bad were hit last week and again just two days ago. (09/04)

ClubUwin Launched by Centaurus Games

A new blackjack and poker club has been launched online by Centaurus Games. Centaurus is a provider of subscription based online blackjack and poker tournaments. The new club will give members a chance to participate in over 5,000 monthly online tournaments in both blackjack and poker. Players will be able to join as members of the new club after paying the subscription fee and then be able to win prizes and cash over $100,000 each month. (08/04)

Football League Players Charged with Sports Betting

The Football Association has been conducting a ten month long investigation of five Accrington Stanley players. The investigation has ended and the Football Association has charged the five players with breaking the rules on betting. The Association rules prevent players from wagering money on any match or competition of which they are participating or have influence over. (08/04)

New Online Casino Launched from Ireland

A new online gambling website has been launched and calls itself Ireland’s leading gaming and entertainment online destination. The new online gaming website offers players casino, poker and bingo options as well as sports betting. (08/04)

PartyGaming to Pay $105 Million in US Settlement

It was reported in the UK press yesterday that PartyGaming, the online gambling company, has come to a settlement agreement with the United States. The settlement was created to keep the United States from prosecuting the online gaming company. In exchange for a non-prosecution agreement, PartyGaming must pay the United States $105 million. (08/04)

Mahjong 2.3 Released by In-Poculis for Mac Players

Mac players will be delighted to know that In-Poculis has announced the release of a new Mahjong version that is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or greater and it is also donationware. The new version is a 3D variation of classic Mahjong. (08/04)

Monica Webb Wins WPBA San Diego Classic

The Women’s Professional Billiard Tour San Diego Classic took place this past week with stiff competition. After all the competitors had been knocked out it was down to Monica Webb and Ga Young Kim. Webb would prove her talent and take the win, making it her second WPBA title for 2009. (07/04)

Betfred to Sponsor World Snooker Championships

Betfred, the United Kingdom land and online gambling group, recently announced they will become the latest sponsor for the World Snooker Championship. The 888 gambling group used to be the sponsor for the event until their deal ran out after last year’s tournament. (07/04)

PKR Launches Upgrades to Poker Room

PKR is known as the 3D poker room, for its 3D video game like poker experience. Players can create their own character and play poker in 3D environments to really enhance the gaming experience. The online poker room recently announced they had added new features to their website. (07/04)

Casino Tropez Offers Video Poker Tournament as well as New Promotions

Casino Tropez is one of the more popular online casinos in Europe. The casino recently announced they have begun a string of new promotions for the month of April. Included in those promotions is a Video Poker Tournament, extra bonuses and a scavenger hunt. (07/04)

Rival Gaming Casinos Offering Easter Themed Slot Game

Many online casinos create a theme for their games around holidays or special events. Easter is no exception and Rival powered casinos will be offering their players a special Easter themed slot game just in time for the holiday. (07/04)

Sharon Osbourne Launches Bingo Website

Sharon Osbourne known for being the wife of rocker Ozzie Osbourne has partnered with Gala Bingo to launch her very own bingo site. Sharon is a well known celebrity in the UK as well as the United States and has written many books. Sharon’s new bingo site is called SharonsBingo and will feature what Sharon thinks will make the best online bingo site. (06/04)

College Student Wins Large Lottery Prize

Most of the time when you hear about someone hitting the lottery it is won by an elderly person or someone who gambles on a weekly if not daily basis. Well, this past week one lucky college student won $250,000 after playing the lottery on a whim. (06/04)

Country Singer Hits Blackjack Tables before Attending Awards

We all know that celebrities love Las Vegas! Celebrities are constantly visiting, partying and gambling the night away in sin city. The most recent sighting happened this past weekend as the Academy of Country Music Awards began to prepare for their upcoming show. Miranda Lambert stated before she began the rigorous schedule for the awards she would be relaxing at the Blackjack table. (06/04)

Let It Ride Poker Jackpot Won at Casino

It’s not that often that a United States player wins an online jackpot. Most of the time winners of the jackpots are from countries where online gambling is accepted and enjoyed freely. Well, this past week a few jackpots were hit at casinos that accept US players. One of those jackpots was hit on a Let’em Ride poker game provided on the Real Time Gaming Network. (06/04)

Social Organizations in Malaysia denied Mahjong Permit Renewals

Mahjong is an extremely popular game in the Asian community as well as internationally. It is an ancient game and an integral part in many Asian’s lives. The China Press recently reported that many social organizations in Kulim, Malaysia are being denied renewal of their mahjong permits. This of course would mean they would not be allowed to play the game they love. (06/04)

Sanzard Wins BodogLife $100,000 Guaranteed Tournament

BodogLife is an online poker room that gives away more than five million dollars every month. Players jump to the chance to win the cash given away at BodogLife and a good deal of the money earned comes from tournaments. Every Sunday BodogLife offers players a $100,000 guaranteed tournament and it was online player sanzard who won the latest edition of the tournament. (03/04)

Former BetOnUs CEO Enters a Plea Agreement

David Carruthers is the former CEO of BetOnSports, the internet sports betting site. Carruthers has been on house arrest since July 2006 for charges stemming from operating the site in the United States. Two days ago Carruthers entered a plea agreement with the US government. (03/04)

Tiger Products Team Welcomes Samm Diep

One of the most recognized billiard players in the United States has signed with the Tiger Products Team. Samm “Cherry Bomb” Diep is the most recent member of the Tiger Products Team. Diep will be in company with other players such as Mazin Shooni, Neil Fujiwara and Shawn Putnam. (03/04)

Final Four Player Plays Craps at Detroit Casino; NCAA Not to Happy

Ty Lawson is a guard for North Carolina, the NCAA basketball team that has made it to the final four. The team will face Villanova on Saturday in the finals, but in the meantime the players of North Carolina are enjoying their time in Detroit. By enjoying their time I mean visiting a casino. (03/04)

April Brings Online Bingo Championships to Mecca Bingo

Mecca Bingo will be holding their Online Bingo Championships the entire month of April for their bingo players. The Championships will run all month with a final round of three free games taking place on April 30th. (03/04)

RummyRoyal to Host Land Tournament

RummyRoyal has become a rising star online and now the rummy room has decided to go offline and host a land tournament. The special tournament will begin on April 20th in London, England. RummyRoyal will be sponsoring the LTDKA Kalooki event, which takes place monthly. (02/04)

UltimateBet and Absolute Poker Offer Players Twenty One Days of Blackjack

Almost the whole month of April will be devoted to Blackjack at top poker rooms, UltimateBet and Absolute Poker. Each day, players will be able to earn an extra $1,000 each day which is part of the $21,000 available through the Blackjack days on the websites. (02/04)

£2.7million Win for Snuff Maker Managing Director

Graham Forrest has worked for the same company for over thirty years. That is why he says he could never leave, even though he just won £2.7million in the lottery. Forrest began working at Samuel Gawith & Company at fifteen and now after all these years he is the managing director. (02/04)

Poker Profits Down While Casino Profits Soar at 888

As many land casinos are seeing a decrease in profits, online casinos are having better luck. Many believe gamblers are opting to play their favorite casino games in their own home to save money. 888 casino has reported that their online casino profits are up six percent in a full year while their poker profits have declined. (02/04)

Mahjong Winner Swallows Tooth in Excitement

A man with the surname of Li was playing mahjong with friends when he won the game. He got so excited that he began laughing really hard. Well, Li’s laughing caused a metal false tooth to come lose and he swallowed it. (02/04)

Florida Casino Age Could Be Lowered to Eighteen

A gambling package has been working its way through the various government channels to be passed into law. The package recently advanced from the Senate committee and cold see Seminole resorts in Florida is able to run as full casinos. Also considered in the package is to change the legal age to gamble from twenty one to eighteen. (01/04)

Wolverhamption Football Club to be Sponsored by Sportingbet

Sportingbet Plc is a British online gaming company who recently decided to sponsor the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Sportingbet Plc signed a two year club sponsorship deal this past Tuesday to support the football club. (01/04)

Bodog Casino Player Wins Big at Let’Em Ride Poker

Players at Bodog Casino have been extremely lucky over the past few days. Players are winning by playing several different games at the casino but the major winner comes from playing Let’Em Ride Poker. (01/04)

Colorado Casinos Need Roulette and Craps Dealers

As state casino laws change, casino operators have to change their venues to accommodate to the new laws and standards. In Colorado, a new state gaming law is about to go into effect that will see the casinos adding roulette and craps to their casino floor. However these additions are causing Colorado casinos to hire additional dealers and retrain those who already work the casino floor. (01/04)

Woman Earns Large Win at Georgian Downs

We all hope to visit a casino or racetrack and win big. The decision we make to place a bet, whether it be on a machine or a horse, is the determining factor on whether we will win our bet or lose. Hopefully we make the right decision, like Pamela Demers of Barrie. (01/04)

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