Gambling News
Gambling News - Archive 2009-09
US Government Continues to Seize Online Gambling Funds

A few months ago the United States government began to seize online gambling funds from player’s accounts. Now, this past week, six more bank accounts have been seized by the US government. Many of the accounts frozen have been connected to Full Tilt poker and PokerStars. (30/09)

Online Vegas Casino offering Low Buy-in Video Poker Tournaments

Video poker tournaments can be found quite often at online casinos and players are able to compete for nice cash and prizes. Currently, Online Vegas Casino is offering players a chance to compete in video poker tournaments for a very low buy-in. (30/09)

NASCAR Fans Enjoy Parlay Betting at Dover Racetrack

Although they could not bet on the actual race, NASCAR fans enjoyed their time at the Dover International Speedway where a race took place recently. NASCAR fans were decking out in their racing gear to enjoy the race and also place a few parlay bets on the NFL. (30/09)

Connective Games Looking to Enter the Asian Market

Connective Games LLC is a Russian based software provider and they have worked with various poker and casino operators for the last three years, when they launched. The company now wants to move into the growing Asian market. (30/09)

California Casino Installs New Baccarat Games

Pala Casino and Resort in California recently announced the addition of baccarat games. The casino has added five EZ Baccarat and 5 EZ Trak systems. DEQ Systems Corporation created the games installed at the casino as they are a leading provider of table game bonus options as well as loyalty solutions and jackpots. (30/09)

Maryland Racetrack Awarded First Slots License

The Ocean Downs racetrack in Maryland is now able to offer slot machine gambling since they were recently awarded their first license. The license gives the racetrack the opportunity to operate up to 800 machines starting as early as Memorial Day. (29/09)

Mohegan Sun Hosting Large Billiards Event

This October the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut will be hosting a special three day billiards extravaganza. Over the three day period The International Challenge of Champions, the International Tournament of Champions and the World Cup of Trick Shots will be taking place. (29/09)

Kan Kan Shamsi Qualifies for Snooker Event

Saurabh Srivastava of Madhya Pradesh was unable to come up with the win when he faced Kan Kan Shamsi. With the win Shamsi now has made the main draw of the National senior snooker championship in the men’s division. (29/09)

PKR Casino Adds Mac Software

Apple users will be excited to hear that online casino PKR has decided to release a Mac-friendly version of their software. Apple users will now be able to enjoy all aspects of PKR Casino the same as PC users. PKR made this announcement after they added the software to their online poker room. (29/09)

New Hampshire Woman Wins $1 Million playing Lottery

This past Saturday a New Hampshire woman earned $1 million as part of a drawing for the NH Millionaire’s Club. 135,000 names were in the second chance drawing and it was Stephanie Foy who became the latest millionaire. (28/09)

Rainbow Bingo Announces New Games

Rainbow Bingo recently announced the addition of new bingo games to their online bingo site. Four multiplayer online bingo halls will be offering the new games at Rainbow bingo and players will find new slot games as well as side and instant win games. (28/09)

Nova Scotia Bar Owners Allowed to Keep Televisions despite loss of Keno

We brought you news last week that Nova Scotia officials have decided to do away with the game of electronic keno. Ticket machines will soon be removed as the revenues earned from the game have been far below what was expected. However all though the machines will be removed bar owners will be allowed to keep the television screens that came with the keno games. (28/09)

Las Vegas Casino adds bonus systems to Pai Gow and other games

Treasure Island is located on the Vegas strip and sees many customers on a daily basis. They may now begin to see even more customers stopping in to gamble as the property recently announced the addition of bonusing systems to several types of poker games. (28/09)

Caribbean Stud Poker Game Continues to Offer Payouts

One would think after a long spell of payouts the Real Time Gaming Caribbean Stud Poker game would dry up but it has continued to steadily offer players a pay day. The game is hit every few weeks and the most recent jackpot hit came this past Wednesday. (28/09)

Cuesport TV Working with Sky Sports for Blackball Championships

Cuesport TV recently announced they have signed a deal between Sky Sports and the European Blackball Association. The European Blackball Pool Championships will be filmed and showcased later this year for fans to enjoy. (25/09)

Three Card Poker Inventor Works to Promote Game

Derek Webb is the inventor of the casino game Three Card Poker and he is constantly promoting the game to get casinos to license this game. Even though the game was invented in 1994 and has become very popular it is still difficult for Webb to get casinos to accept his game. (25/09)

Gin Rummy Tournament coming to Vegas This November

Gin rummy players can start getting ready now for the upcoming Gin Rummy Association tournament which will take place this November. The tournament is called the Holiday Classic and will take place at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (25/09)

John Higgins to Face Mark Joyce in Grand Prix tournament

The Grand Prix title will be up for grabs beginning on October 3rd and John Higgins will be defending his Grand Prix snooker title against Mark Joyce. Higgins faced Ryan Day 9-7 in last year’s final to take the title and is hoping to win yet again this year. (25/09)

Virginia Woman Wins Large Lottery Prize

A Virginia woman is very glad she thought to check an old lottery ticket recently as she had won $250,000 but only had hours to claim her prize before it expired. Lydia Burke had left a lottery ticket in a napkin holder for six months before checking the numbers. Once she checked them she found she had won $250,000 and had only eight hours before her win expired. (25/09)

WSOPE Event #2 Won by Eric Cajelais

Event #2 of the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe saw 158 players competing and five returning for the final table play. The event was a £2,500 pot-limit hold’em/pot-limit Omaha event and Eric Cajelais took home his first bracelet after coming in first at the tournament. (24/09)

Casino Dealer Accused of Baccarat and Blackjack Scam

Michael Waseleski voluntarily surrendered to police for his part in the national crime ring that is accused of stealing almost $800k from the former Resorts East Chicago Casino. Waseleski is a former dealer at the casino and is going to have his initial trial hearing today. (24/09)

Oklahoma Casino Awards $1 Million+ Jackpot

The Native Lights Casino is one of several Oklahoma casinos and they recently announced a MegaJackpot was hit for over $1 million. The lucky player, who is remaining anonymous, won the jackpot while playing on the dollar machine, Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot. (24/09)

P.E.I. Keno Could Be affected by Nova Scotia’s Decision

We recently brought you the news that Nova Scotia was ending the game of keno. This decision greatly affects the area but will most likely also affect Prince Edward Island as well. The Island’s treasurer believes that since Nova Scotia is ending the game it will be hard for the game to survive on Prince Edward Island. (24/09)

888Ladies Bingo Hosting Team Bingo Tournament

888Ladies Bingo recently announced a new tournament they are hosting at their online bingo site. The Team Bingo Tournament has begun and the site is giving away thousands of dollars each month as part of the new tournament. (24/09)

US Government Task Force Created to go after online gambling operations

A new Assets Forfeiture and Financial Crimes task force has been created by the United States attorney’s office in Baltimore, Maryland to investigate online gambling operations that are currently running in the United States. (23/09)

Bookmakers Still Favor Patriots to Win Super Bowl

The New England Patriots are still favored to win the Super Bowl after their latest game against the New York Jets. The Patriots lost the game and did not give the most stellar performance, but they still remain the favorite at online sports books. (23/09)

Illinois City to Vote on Video Poker

The state of Illinois has passed a law that allows cities to offer video gambling machines to raise money for capital improvements. Wheaton, a city in Illinois, is going to be holding a vote soon and most likely the city will be banning video poker machines. (23/09)

Lucky Slot Player Wins Five Jackpots in Less Than One Year

Every gambler dreams of hitting the jackpot but most of them will never know what it is like to win a big jackpot. Every now and then a player will hit a nice size jackpot but most likely that is only one they will ever win. Well, one lucky player at 32Red Casino has hit five progressive jackpots in less than one year! (23/09)

College of South Nevada Offering Dealer Classes

Several colleges across the United States have begun offering various classes to teach students how to become a dealer at a casino. Classes may teach one how to become a craps or poker dealer or a dealer in other casino games. The College of South Nevada is currently offering a program for those interested in becoming a roulette or blackjack dealer. (23/09)

Ronnie O’Sullivan Wins Shanghai Masters

The snooker tournament of the Shanghai Masters has ended and world ranked number one Ronnie O’Sullivan came out the victor. O’Sullivan was glad to begin the season with a win but wanted to make his 10-5 win over Liang Wenbo a little more exciting than it was. (22/09)

Nova Scotia Ends their Foray in Electronic Keno

On Monday the Finance Minister of Nova Scotia, Graham Steele, stated that the game of keno will no longer be in operation. The Minister has given bars and restaurants in Nova Scotia have thirty days notice that the government is shutting down the game. (22/09)

Van Boening Beats Orcollo in Challenge Match

During the Galveston World Classic, several pool pros are set to face off against each other in special challenge matches. The most recent match to conclude was Shane Van Boening versus Dennis Orcollo. Van Boening was able to beat Orcollo this past Monday night with a final score of 15-3. (22/09)

Season Six of High Stakes Poker to Begin Filming Soon

Season Six of the long running poker television show High Stakes Poker will begin to film this October and November and the new episodes will begin to air this February. The show runs on the Game Show Network and features poker pros competing against each other. (22/09)

Four New Co-Sponsors for Frank’s Online Gambling Bill

Four state representatives have signed on to support Representative Barney Frank’s efforts to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. This week Frank has new co-sponsors for his latest online gambling bill. (22/09)

Large Prizes Awarded in the Fantasy 5 Lottery in Florida

Many players of the Florida lottery were very happy recently as they won large prizes when their numbers matched the winning numbers drawn in the Fantasy 5 lottery. Two of the many winners earned the largest prizes of over $125,000 each. (21/09)

Lucky Player Claims Wink Bingo’s Largest Jackpot Win

Online player myracar79 has something to celebrate she is the most recently winner at Wink Bingo. Not only is myracar79 a jackpot winner at Wink Bingo but she is also the largest jackpot winner that Wink Bingo has ever had. (21/09)

Delaware Gets Economy Boost during First Week of Sports Betting

After just one week of offering legalized sports betting, the state of Delaware has already reported a revenue increase of $257,870. This amount is from the parlay bets that were placed during the past week. The state wanted to offer full sports betting options but due to pending lawsuits is only available to provide parlay betting. (21/09)

Crazy Pizza Slot Game Pays Out $60,000

A lucky player at Rome Casino recently earned a nice jackpot while playing the Crazy Pizza slot game. Ruth K. was playing the game this past week when the jackpot was hit and she was rewarded with a $60,000 prize. (21/09)

Bet365 Casino Hosting Blackjack

Online casino Bet365 is currently hosting a blackjack tournament where players simply play the game of blackjack to earn a piece of the £5,000 prize pool. Players can earn money for finishing in 150th place or better and prize amounts start at £10. (21/09)

Online Player twenty305 Wins WCOOP Event #35

Event #35 of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker was a $320 pot limit Omaha high-low game. The tournament offered a guarantee of $500,000 and 1,567 players logged on this past Wednesday to compete. (18/09)

Canadians Win Back to Back Bingo Jackpots

Two players from Canada both won jackpots while playing the Nickels and Dimes Progressive Bingo jackpots in the 75 Ball Main Hall at online bingo site, Bingo Gala. The two managed to hit the same jackpot within three days of each other. (18/09)

Government Allows Snooker Team to Participate in World Championship

The World Amateur Snooker Championships are taking place this November in India. It was recently announced that the two member national billiards team of Pakistan will be participating in the event. This is a step in the right direction for the relationship between the two nations. (18/09)

Concept Cues Sponsoring Flamingo Billiards Tour

The state of Florida’s only WPBA recognized regional tour has just gained a new sponsor. Concept Cues will now be the product sponsor of The Flamingo Billiards Tour. The next Flamingos event will see Concept Cues taking part. (18/09)

Top Game Creates New Slot Game

A new slot game has been released by gaming creator Top Game and is expected to do quite well. The new game is called Reel Gangster and is themed around the 1930s crime era. The game has already been released at one casino and is ready for action. (18/09)

Vancouver Man To Compete in World Series of Mahjong

Jim Kwong will be one of many players competing in the upcoming World Series of Mahjong in Macau on September 18th. Kwong competed in the second annual Mahjong Charity Open at the River Rock Casino Resort last month and won first place, which gave him a seat to the World Series Event. (17/09)

Japan Open Qualifiers Competed for Backgammon Competition

Jadestone Networks recently announced that they have completed the online qualifiers in backgammon for the Japan Open. Jadestone has partnered with the World Series of Backgammon to hold the qualifiers on their gaming networks. (17/09)

Contractor Wins $12 Million in Georgia Lottery

Wayne Reese is a fifty four year old contractor from Sharpsburg. He owns his own business and buys lottery tickets from time to time. Reese recently stopped at a store to buy a Coke Zero and a Moon Pie and decided to buy a lottery ticket. This was the best decision he ever made. (17/09)

Illusionist Working on Trick Using Roulette Wheel

Derren Brown is a 38 year old illusionist and he recently announced he is working on a new trick. Just last week Brown successfully predicted the lottery numbers that would be drawn in a UK lottery and now he is working on a stunt that involves the roulette wheel. (17/09)

Race for F1 Driver’s Championship Almost Over

Only four races are left in the F1 Driver’s Champions after last weekend’s race which saw Jenson Button finish second behind Rubens Barrichello. Both drivers are in contention to win the Championship and online sports books have released their odds on who will win. (17/09)

Intercasino Hosting Caribbean Stud Poker Tournament

Intercasino is offering players a chance to compete in a special Caribbean Stud Poker Tournament with the possibility to win a nice cash prize. The tournament will be running at Intercasino now until September 20th and it is very easy to enter. (16/09)

South Carolina Police Department Earns Money from Video Poker Case

The police department in Greer, South Carolina recently came into a good bit of money when they worked a federal video poker gambling case. The police department received $1.3 million for their work on the case and they plan on using the funds to buy new police cars. (16/09)

RTG Casino Sees Let’Em Ride Jackpot Hit Again

It has happened yet again. I am starting to feel like a broken record as the Let’Em Ride Poker jackpot at Real Time Gaming Casinos has hit yet again. Let’Em Ride has become one of the most popular games at online casinos and it makes perfect sense that this game continues to offer up a jackpot win every few weeks. (16/09)

Mummy’s Gold Casino Hosting Tournament on Jacks or Better Game

Mummy’s Gold Casino is hosting a special tournament this month and players can partake in the tournament by playing on several games. One of the games is the Jacks or Better video poker game, which has become quite popular in the online gambling world. (16/09)

Ad Campaign Launched to Promote Freedom of Online Gambling

An ad campaign was recently launched by the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative to promote the freedom of online gambling. The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative is a special interest group that focuses on online gambling. (16/09)

Steven Page Wins Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour Stop

The Jacoby Custom Cues Carolina Tour stopped in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to host an event at Sharks-N-Shooters this past weekend. The tournament was a $1,000 added event and out of a field of seventeen players, Steven Page was able to remain undefeated to claim the first place title. (15/09)

First Snooker Competition to be held by Puttinu Cares Foundation

The Anglo Maltese League in Valletta will be holding the first ever snooker competition hosted by the Puttinu Cares Foundation. The event will see one table set aside for the competition and another table set up for a sixty hour marathon game of snooker. (15/09)

Twenty One Year Old Bingo Player Wins Car Online

A United Kingdom university student is the latest winner of a big prize from online bingo provider Sun Bingo. Anita Barzey is a new player to the site and she recently participated in the Seize The Summer promotion and won a new Fiat Panda 1.1 Active Ecos. (15/09)

VegasRed Casino Offering Unique Prize for Oktoberfest Celebration

VegasRed is an online casino that offers players many options when it comes to online casino gaming. The online casino recently announced they will be running a special Oktoberfest promotion from September 25th to October 5th and one lucky player will be enjoying free beer for the next year as the winner! (15/09)

Candidates for Poker Hall of Fame Announced

The governing council of the Poker Hall of Fame recently announced the names of the people who are still in contention to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The list of names will be one short as the council also announced that Tom Dwan was dropped from the list of nominees. (15/09)

Super Slots Hosting Treasure Island Slot Tournament

Super Slots is an online casino and they host several gaming tournaments throughout the year. The site is currently running a special slots tournament called the $100,000 Treasure Island Tournament. This tournament has already started but players still have time to compete for a prize. (14/09)

Sportsbetting Site Signs New Sponsorship Deal

Bet-at-home is a subsidiary of Mangas Gaming and they recently announced they signed a new two year deal with the European Handball Federation. The new deal will see the online sports book advertising their services in handball arenas throughout Europe. Advertising will be seen at club matches as well as women’s and men’s EHF Champions League matches. (14/09)

Ohio Resident wins $250,000 in Mega Millions Lottery

The September 1st Mega Millions drawing proved to be a profitable one for a Riverside, Ohio man as he matched enough numbers to win $250,000. The man is the latest to claim a second-tier prize in the state lottery game. (14/09)

Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot Hit for Large Amount

Caribbean Stud Poker seems to be the hot game at the moment no matter which casino or software network it is played on. The game seems to hit a jackpot more often than not and it usually for a high amount. The latest Caribbean Stud Poker jackpot was no exception. (14/09)

Bamford & Sons Releases Collectors’ Edition Backgammon Set

Bamford & Sons, a specialty store in London, has released a collectors’ edition backgammon set that backgammon players are sure to enjoy. The backgammon set is the standout piece of the company’s new fall collection. (14/09)

Intertops Offering Super Bowl Trip

Online sportsbook Intertops recently announced they are offering a deluxe trip to Super Bowl XLIV in Miami as well as a complete line-up of propositions. The online sports book is forfeiting their margin for one ‘no-juice’ line each month beginning with the Tennessee Titans verses the Pittsburgh Steelers. (11/09)

Detroit Airport to Add Club Keno Terminals

Officials of the Detroit Metro Airport announced this past Tuesday that they are planning on adding Club Keno terminals as well as lottery options to the Metro Airport. Travelers will be able to play the games as they wait on their flights to pass the time. (11/09)

Tombola Bingo Announces Multiple Jackpots in One Day

Online bingo sites are very popular with online gamblers especially bingo lovers. There are many sites to choose from but one of the most popular is Tombola Bingo. This online bingo room recently announced a new record breaking jackpot day. (11/09)

International Game Technology Announced Release of Electronic Baccarat

International Game Technology is a gaming product manufacturer and they recently announced the release of an electronic version of the baccarat casino game. Players will find the game uses a virtual dealer and the same rules as the live game apply. (11/09)

Pankaj Advani Wins Asian Games Billiards Title

Pakaj Advani, a professional billiards player, has been subject to large amounts of praise from the Indian media for becoming the Asian Games Billiards champion. Advani became the second Indian to ever win the world title. (11/09)

Microgaming Let It Ride Poker Game Hit for Large Jackpot

Over the past few days players enjoying Microgaming progressive jackpot games have earned some pretty nice paydays. The Poker Ride game saw a large winner as well as the Mega Moolah jackpot. Both players earned a nice pay day for playing the games they love. (10/09)

Bar Closed due to Confusion on Games of Chance

In different areas of the world there differences of opinion when it comes to games of chance and skill games. Many may see a game as one of chance while others may see the game as needed skill to determine the outcome. A bar in Kansas recently came across this problem when they were closed due to offering a game the state considered chance while the bar considered it a skill game. (10/09)

Eureka Casino Hosting Monthly Video Poker Tournament

The Eureka Casino in Mesquite, Nevada is hosting a monthly video poker tournament and they are offering good size cash prizes. Players who find their self in the area can be playing in the tournament after opening a Gold Club account at the casino. (10/09)

2010 Brings Online Casinos to British Columbia

The New Year is always an exciting time as people make changes in their lives and look forward to starting fresh. Residents of British Columbia have something special to look forward to once the New Year changes, online casinos. The British Columbia Lotteries Commission announced recently that they plan on providing online casino gambling to the area by 2010. (10/09)

NJ Gaming Company Loses Appeal for Online Gambling

A legal appeal was filed by a New Jersey based gaming company recently and the US appeals court has decided to uphold the nationwide ban on online gambling despite the appeal. The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Associated sued the Justice Department along with the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve claiming the anti-gambling laws are too vague. (10/09)

NetPlay and Channel Five Sign Live Roulette TV Deal

It was recently announced that NetPlay and Channel Five have signed a deal which will see Channel Five screen Live Roulette TV. Those who have Five will now be able to enjoy watching live roulette as well as betting on the games. (09/09)

CTXM Releases New 3D Slot Games

CTXM is a gaming software developer of Latvia and they recently announced the release of two new next generation 3D slot games from their Freaky Slots selection. The two new games are called Freaky Wild West and Freaky Gym and both offers players a great opportunity to play slots as well as providing a bit a humor. (09/09)

Missouri Announces Keno and other Lottery Winners

The state of Missouri offers their residents several ways to play lottery games. Included in those options are Keno, Scratch Cards, and Powerball and lotto winners, among many others. In august the state gave away more than $4.9 million with many earning at least $1000. (09/09)

New Lottery Game to be added to New York State

A new lottery game is going to be added to the New York State Lottery very soon giving players the opportunity to check online to see if they are the latest winner. The new game is called Sweet Million and it gives players a chance to win $1 million for just $1. (09/09)

Online Vegas Casino Hosting Special Labor Day Tournament

Online Vegas Casino is currently holding a special tournament called the Labor Day Week Long $One Hundred Grand$ guaranteed 88 Cent Entry. A long title but it is well worth checking into. The tournament started on the 4th and there are still a few days left. Players can visit the casino and participate in the tournament for just $.88 and have the chance to win a piece of the $100,000. (08/09)

Fortune Lounge Group Launches Bingo Site

Fortune Lounge Group has their hand in many online gambling areas including online bingo. The group currently owns the Platinum Play Bingo site and now has announced the launch of a new bingo gaming site. The new site is called Giggle Bingo and it should be launched in the near future. (08/09)

Ken Doherty Starts Off Well in Shanghai

The Shanghai Masters are in full swing and Ken Doherty began the tournament with confidence in his game. Doherty played well when the tournament started and earned a victory of 5-0 over Aditya Mehta of India in the wild card playoff. (08/09)

The Poker Show Announces Guests

The Poker Show is an online radio program hosted by Jesse May. The show is now on its second season and many poker pros have been featured as guests on the show. The program recently announced the pros that will be featured on upcoming episodes. (08/09)

Official Cloth of Galveston World Classic Named

The promoters of the Galveston World Classic, Taylor Road Productions, have announced the official cloth of the event. Simonis Cloth will be the official cloth of the event which will feature top pros and amateurs competing for $1 million in prizes. The event is set for September 11th through the 20th and will take place at the Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. (08/09)

Arizona Player wins Large Jackpot while Playing Slots Online

A lucky player from Arizona recently won a good size jackpot while playing the Red White Blue slot at Rome Online casino. The game is provided by Topgame Software and is based on a patriotic theme. The slot is a progressive game so as players compete the jackpot grows until it is hit. (07/09)

Roulette Nation Giving Away Free Cash

Roulette Nation is a live roulette show created by challenge Jackpot. The show allows players to watch live every night and then players can interact with the show as it is filmed live. The show is now celebrating the launch of the new Real Wheel, and players can take advantage of earning Real Cash as part of the celebration. (07/09)

California Man Wins Half of $336 Million Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot

The multi-state Mega Millions Lottery was hit recently for $336 million and two players are going to split the prize. One lucky winner is Kevyn Ogawa of Southern California. Kevyn will take home $107 million as he opted for the cash option. (07/09)

Seminole Tribe To Pay Billions to Offer Blackjack at Casinos

The Seminole Tribe of Florida reached an agreement with the governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, recently to provide gamblers with the game of blackjack at the tribal owned casinos. The Tribe will be paying the state of Florida $6.8 billion over the next twenty years to have the right to offer blackjack at their casinos. (07/09)

Video Poker and Slots added to Oregon Bars and Taverns

The state of Oregon has reported a decline in gambling across the state. Because of this Oregon Lottery Officials have decided to add video poker games as well as slot machines to the local bars in taverns in an effort to increase gambling revenues. (07/09)

Fortune Lounge Casinos have Two Slot Winners in One Week

Fortune Lounge Group has several online casinos that they operate. Two of the group’s casinos saw two players win a large jackpot while playing online slots games. Both winners saw five figure pay days in the past week. (04/09)

UltimateBet Launches Mac Friendly Poker Room

It has taken some time but the online poker world is finally creating sites specifically for Mac users. The latest poker room to offers Mac users a poker option is UltimateBet. The online poker room announced this week they have launched UB Mac which will offer Mac users the same options as PC users. (04/09)

Thor Chuan Leong Wins National Snooker Title

Monday night at the A-Que Snooker center in Petaling Jaya, Thor Chuan Leong was able to beat Mohammad Reza Hassan to claim the first place prize and the title of National Snooker Champion. The competition was tough and Leong earned his RM5, 000 winner’s check as he outlasted the competition. (04/09)

All Slots Casino Launches New Video Poker Game

Online casinos add new content to their game lobbies to keep their players happy and coming back for more. Players look forward to when their favorite online casino adds new games as it gives them something new to try as well as more games to enjoy. The latest online casino to add new games is All Slots Casino. (04/09)

Lawrence Powell Wins 2009 Bristol Open

The 2009 Bristol Open took place over the weekend and it was Lawrence Powell who earned the title as one of the best backgammon players in the world. Powell had to best Martin Barkwill in the final before he could claim the first place prize. (04/09)

League of Champions Expands Further

The United States Professional Pool players Associations League of Champions has been making great strides in the industry and now they have moved to new areas giving more players the chance to start their own League of Champions. (03/09)

Sportsbook Streaming Soccer Matches Live

Expekt, the online casino and sportsbook, recently announced they will be streaming live the remaining matches of the Spanish and Italian top-flight soccer matches. So fans of the teams will be able to check out the games live at the online sportsbook for the rest of this season. (03/09)

GalaBingo Adds Fundraising Game to Website

GalaBingo has added a new fundraising game to their bingo website in the hopes of raising funds for their team that will be climbing a mountain for charity. The team has twenty four members and they will be climbing seventy five miles, ascending 2,700 meters to the Everest Base Camp. This will be done in an effort to raise money for the Sue Ryder Care charity. (03/09)

Let’Em Ride Jackpot Hit Yet Again at RTG Casino

Let’Em Ride Poker at Real Time Gaming Casinos has become synonymous with winning. Players know that if they play the game it will eventually hit the jackpot. The game usually goes off around the $20,000 to $50,000 mark, leaving the winner with a nice prize. (03/09)

Super Slots Hosting Blackjack Tournament

Online gamblers who love blackjack will be excited to hear that online casino Super Slots is currently hosting daily blackjack tournaments with an extremely low buy-in. these tournaments are available to anyone interested who is a member of Super Slots and can be played on a daily basis. (03/09)

Nevada Backgammon Association Hosting Tournament This November

The Nevada Backgammon Association is hosting a backgammon tournament this November with all degrees of competition. The event is called the Las Vegas Open Backgammon Tournament and it will take place from the 4th to the 8th of November at the Riviera Hotel. (02/09)

Texas Lottery Sees Record Sales for Mega Millions Lottery

Gamblers in Texas have been very busy as of late. The Texas Lottery recently announced that the sales for the Mega Millions Lottery were so high on last Friday that they hit a new sales record. The $333 million jackpot sold $49.8 million for the entire roll cycle. (02/09)

Card Cheating Ring Leader to be Sentenced This Week

Forty four year old Phuong Quoc Truong, otherwise known as Pai Gow John, will be sentenced this week for his role as the leader of a card-cheating ring. Truong could spend up to twenty years in prison once his is sentenced in a San Diego court room this week. (02/09)

Table Game Creator Releases New Roulette Betting Option

Casino Gaming, LLC creates table games options for casinos and recently the company announced the release of a new roulette betting option. The new game is called COLORS and it debuted at The Orleans Hotel & Casino. The new game has a new betting option for the game of roulette, giving players an exciting new way to play the game. (02/09)

Utah Authorities Arrest Several Online Gamblers

An internet café in Murray, Utah was raided this past Sunday evening by the local police force and over fifty people were arrested for participating or conducting illegal online activities. The police department had conducted several undercover operations at the internet café and went in this past Sunday after they had gathered enough evidence. (02/09)

Van Boening and Dennis Orcollo to Face Off in Challenge

It was recently announced by Taylor Road Productions that Dennis Orcollo and Shane Van Boening will be the next pro players to compete in a $5,000 Challenge Match as part of the Galveston World Classic. The match will be held on September 14th at 8pm CST and fans will be able to watch live as the footage of the match will be streamed live online. (01/09)

Snooker Club Re-opens after Months of Renovations

The Old Stamford Snooker Club on High Street has reopened after months of renovations. Snooker players in the area will be glad to see the club reopened and in its present state as the club has been restored to its former glory. (01/09)

Video Poker Addict Charged with Fraud

Many people enjoy gambling at casinos whether it is online or land casinos. Most people can go to the casino or visit online, lose or earn a little money, and then quit. But for some people, gambling is an addiction and it can destroy their lives if they do not get help. Recently a Pennsylvania woman was charged with fraud after she took drastic measures to pay for her video poker habit. (01/09)

Online Vegas Casino Hosting Special Labor Day Tournament

Online Vegas is an online casino that accepts United States players. The casino recently announced they will be hosting a special tournament on Labor Day, a holiday in the United States. Labor Day is a day when most workers get to be off from their job and enjoy time with their families. Online Vegas is taking advantage of players being at home and offering them a $100,000 guaranteed tournament. (01/09)

PokerStars partners with Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror, a weekly publication in the UK, and top online poker room, PokerStars, have teamed up to bring poker players new low stakes tournaments and free rolls. The tournaments will be offering players fantastic prizes for those who finish at the top. (01/09)

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