Gambling News
Gambling News - Archive 2009-10
US Gambling Analysis Shows Billions of Dollars in expected revenue

The Joint Committee on Taxation recently conducted a review of legislation that will lift the current ban of online gambling. The analysis conducted by the non-partisan congressional scorekeeper showed that allowing online gambling would raise almost $42 billion for the US Treasury over the next ten years. (30/10)

Las Vegas Hilton Getting Ready for Three Card Poker Tournament

The Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada host several casino tournaments throughout the year. This year they have created a tournament series which sees players compete in $100,000 tournaments and the top finishers will move on to compete in the grand final which is a $150,000 tournament. (30/10)

Singapore Organization Offering Mahjong Classes in English

Many of the most popular gambling games originated in various countries. Sometimes players may have trouble understanding what is going on due to a language barrier. In Singapore many players want to learn the game of mahjong but have trouble understanding the rules. The People’s Association is now offering mahjong classes in English. (30/10)

Dover Downs Decides Against Expansion Project

The owner of the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Delaware was planning on a casino expansion project which would house a new sports book but now has decided against the expansion. Since the courts ruled differently on sports betting than expected, the casino would not turn a profit for expanding. (30/10)

Cryptologic Adds New Games to Offerings

Cryptologic is a developer and licenser of online casino gaming software and the company recently announced the addition of two new games to their offerings. Aces ‘n’ Faces Video Poker and Triple Action Hold’em have now been added so casino operators have two new games they can add to their sites. (30/10)

Kelly Fisher Earns New Sponsor

Billiards pros often earn sponsorships for their superb playing skills. Earning a sponsorship can help pros with expenses as well as getting their name out to the industry as well as the public. Kelly Fisher, a top billiard pro, recently gained a new sponsor in BilliardWarehouse. (29/10)

South Dakota Town Could Add Roulette

Casino operators in Pierre, South Dakota are considering adding roulette as well as craps to their gaming offerings. Officials at Deadwood casino want to spice up their offerings since they have only had slots and card games for the past two decades. (29/10)

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Expanding their Casino

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma recently announced they are expanding their Casino Resort Durant and it is expected to open in February 2010. The Choctaw Nation is working with Flintco Constructive Solutions and WorthGroup Architects on the expansion. (29/10)

Poker Players Robbed in Ohio

Several poker robberies have taken place over the past few weeks in various areas across the United States. Some of the robberies seem to be a case of wrong place, wrong time, while some seem to have insiders working the job. The latest robbery happened this past Monday night in Ohio during a home poker game. (29/10)

Snooker Player Enjoying his Success

This past Sunday, Neil Robertson beat Ding Junhui 9-4 to claim his second Grand Prix crown. Robertson has come a long since he first arrived in the UK just six years ago. Robertson barely had money in his pocket when he arrived but now he has earned the biggest pay day of his career as well as the title of the most successful player from outside the British Isles. (29/10)

Jilted Winner Wants Lottery to Pay Up

Just a few days ago we reported on a man from Texas who lost his lottery winnings to a thief. Willis Willis lost his $1 million after the store clerk stole his ticket and fled the country. Willis now wants the Texas Lottery to pay up or he will sue. (28/10)

Kansas City to Offer Baccarat for High Rollers

High rollers in the United States will be glad to hear that a Kansas City Casino will now be offering baccarat with a high betting limit. Ameristar will now be offering the big game of baccarat when the table game opens next week. (28/10)

Two Players Earn Jackpots on same Day

Two players were very lucky recently at the 7 Sultans Online Casino. Both walked away with combined prizes of over $180,000 while playing games at the online casino. Both players were enjoying games at the casino when they won the large jackpots. (28/10)

Online Gambling Moving into India

According to recent reports several major betting firms are moving their online gambling services to India. Betfair and William Hill have been confirmed and Bwin has yet to be confirmed that they are moving the market. (28/10)

Grandmother Earns Large Jackpot at Slotland

An online player at Slotland recently earned a large jackpot win while playing the Jacks or Better Video Poker game. QAZMLP won $175,812 after she became the latest winner of the game. The lucky winner is a retired grandmother and she as very excited about the win. (28/10)

Problems Leave Sports Bettors Unpaid in Delaware

Officials in Delaware stated yesterday that some gamblers did not get paid on Sunday for their winning parlay bets due to a malfunction in the central computer system. Apparently there was a glitch in the system which caused the players to not get paid. (27/10)

Ladbrokes Bingo Adds New Game

Ladbrokes Bingo recently announced the launch of a new game based on a poker television show. The game is called Deal or No Deal and it is based on the television show of the same name that has become popular all around the world. (27/10)

Kelly Fisher Wins KwikFire Tour Stop

The Silver Dollar Saloon in Rock Hill, South Carolina played host to the second event of the newly titled KwikFire Tour this past weekend. The tour stop took place over two days and twenty nine players registered to compete. (27/10)

Hungarians Next in Line to Tax Poker

It was recently reported that Hungarian lawmakers are planning on regulating clubs and tax poker winnings to generate more funds for the country. A newspaper in Germany has reported that the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis since the end of communism and desperately need the revenues the change would create. (27/10)

Jimmy White Arrested on Suspicion Charges

Star snooker player Jimmy White has been arrested on suspicion charges. White has been supposedly been accused of trying to get his friend to take the heat for his speeding. White tried to get his friend to take the penalty points that he received for speeding. (27/10)

Gin Rummy Association Getting ready for Tournament

The Holiday Classic Gin Rummy Tournament is about to begin and the Gin Rummy Association is making last minute preparations. The Association is working with GameColony to provide the tournament at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas. The event is set to begin on November 15th and last until the 18th. (26/10)

Quezon City Gaming Shop Conned out of Money

JMUL EGames is a gaming shop located in Quezon that recently lost a good deal of money. Employees of the shop were conned out of P50, 000 after they were tricked by a man who said he was friends with the shop owner. (26/10)

Texas Lottery Winner Could Be Revealed Soon

It was announced recently that the winner of the $76 million Texas Lottery should be announced shortly. The winner purchased the ticket in Alvin and it still remains a mystery on who the winner is. The attorney who represents the winner contacted state lottery officials asking questions about claiming the jackpot, so it could be revealed soon on who the winner is. (26/10)

New Games Added to Intertops Casino

Online casinos are constantly updating their websites to keep them current and appealing to customers. One way to keep the players coming back for more is to add new games. Intertops casino is the most recent online casino to add new games to the lineup and players can already begin to enjoy them. (26/10)

Nova Scotia Schools Benefit from Keno’s Downfall

A short while ago officials in Nova Scotia decided to end the game of Keno. The game had not produced the types of numbers that officials had estimated so they decided to cut their losses and end the game. Now some schools in the area are benefiting from the end of Keno by receiving LCD televisions that were used with the game. (26/10)

Larry Faulk Wins Great Southern Billiard Tour Stop in NC

The Great Southern Billiard Tour stopped in Jacksonville, North Carolina to hold a $1,500 added A/B amateur event on October 17th and 18th. The event took place at Fast Freddy’s Billiards and forty competitors showed up to participate. It was Larry Faulk who remained undefeated during the competition to earn the first place win after defeating Ray McGinn in the finals. (23/10)

Playtech Jackpot Hit for Over $1 Million

Gold Rally is an online slot game provided by Playtech, a top provider of online gaming software. Gold Rally recently provided one lucky winner with over $1 million. The winner and casino is unknown but the win was worth $1,338,723. (23/10)

Baccarat a Popular Choice at Macau Casinos

Visitors to Macau casinos have their game of choice and that game is Baccarat. The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) recently released a report that stated the game of Baccarat accounts for 87% of the total revenue at Macau Casinos. (23/10)

Online Gaming Sites Launch Keno/Bingo Combo Game

Online gaming sites Hopa and Scratch2Cash recently announced they have added a new game to their lineup. The new game is called Disco Keno and it combines the game of Keno with aspects of a Bingo game. (23/10)

Live the Dream at Everest Poker

At Everest Poker you can ‘Live the Dream’, what exactly does this mean? Everest Poker is going to be awarding 10 players with the poker life., but winning isn’t going to be easy. (23/10)

RummyRoyal Offering More this month at Jackpot Tables

This month RummyRoyal is offering more for their players at the Jackpot tables. Players can earn even more prizes while playing in Single Tourney Jackpots. Players can also enjoy the new Quick Games Jackpots at RummyRoyal. (22/10)

Government Report Says Australian Online Casino Ban should be dropped

A study was completed recently by the Australian Federal Productivity Commission which focused on gambling and its impact on the country. The study found that the country should remove the national online casino ban. The report found that the country would benefit from removing the ban. (22/10)

Queens, New York Sporting Betting Ring Busted

Authorities in Queens, New York have busted an offshore sports betting operation. The operation has links to the mob and they got away with a half-billion dollars in wagers. A corporation as well as thirty individuals has been indicted in Queens in connection with the operation which stretches across the country. (22/10)

Texas Store Clerk Accused of Stealing Lottery Prize

Authorities in Austin, Texas believe that a twenty five year old convenience store employee stole a customer’s $1 million winning lottery ticket and then claimed the prize. The employee then left town and is believed to have returned to his native country of Nepal. (22/10)

Microgaming to Release Halloween Inspired Bingo Side Games

Bingo side games have become quite popular as players like to be entertained while they are enjoying a game of bingo. A side game gives the player something to do as they wait for the next bingo number to be called. With Halloween upon us, online software provider, Microgaming, has decided to launch a few bingo side games inspired by the upcoming holiday. (22/10)

Video Poker Still on Hold in Illinois

Those in favor of video poker in the state of Illinois will have to wait a little bit longer before begin able to enjoy the game. The Illinois Gaming Board met this past Friday and created rules for licensed video poker but have yet to release the rules to the public. (21/10)

Treasure Island Installs Several Bonusing Systems

Treasure Island is a property on the Las Vegas strip where gamblers can play various casino games. Treasure Island recently announced they have added bonusing systems to their poker derivatives such as Three Card Poker, to give players an extra boost when playing. (21/10)

Florida Backgammon Club Looking for New Members

Michael Shedroff, a resident of the Village of Country Club Hills is currently working to build the local Backgammon Club. The Club meets every Friday at Chula Vista Recreation Center and currently has about four to ten players per meeting. Shedroff would like to see at least thirty per meeting so the Club can host their own Backgammon tournament. (21/10)

Roulette Nation Offering Random £1000 to Players

Live roulette television show, Roulette Nation, is provided by Challenge Jackpot and players now have the opportunity to earn an extra £1000. The show airs every night from 6pm to 4am on Virgin1, Bravo1, Challenge Jackpot TV and the internet and a few lucky players will find the extra cash added to their accounts. (21/10)

Trump Marina Adds EZ Baccarat

The Trump Marina Hotel and Casino in New Jersey recently added two EZ Baccarat method to their games. EZ Baccarat recently earned approval by the state to be added to casino games so DEQ, the creator of the method, installed the games for the Trump Marina. (21/10)

Jasmin Ouschan Wins Second WPBA Title of the Season

The Chinook Winds Resort Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon hosted the Pacific Coast Classic on October 15th and ended on October 18th and sixty four players showed up to compete. Jasmin Ouschan was able to outlast the field and take down Xiaoting Pan to earn the title win. (20/10)

Bingo Sales are up According to the UK Gambling Commission

Despite the country being in a recession, the UK Gambling Commission is reporting that bingo sales are up this year. A report was recently released by the Commission which showed a year on year comparison and there was a 4.6% increase in 2009. (20/10)

Power Poker Offering Players a chance to compete against Poker Pro

Each month Power Poker hosts a set of Online Forum Challenge Events which consist of one free roll and one buy-in tournament with cash and prizes added. After three months all players who took part in the tournaments will have their shot at competing against Power Poker’s poker pro Ilari Sahamies. The first set of these tournaments starts this weekend. (20/10)

New Slots Launch at Online Casinos

Vegas Technologies gaming group recently added two new slot games to a couple of their online casinos. Both Online Vegas Casino and Golden Casino have added two new slot games. Both new slot games have five reels and twenty pay lines and they are both bonus video slot games. (20/10)

Alex Borg Wins Malta Billiards Event

Alex Borg of the Juventutis Domus club won his first snooker ranking tournament of the season recently when he participated in a Malta Billiards & Snooker Association event. The tournament took place this past Friday at the 147 Snooker Hall. Borg was able to beat Simon Zammit 6-4 in the final. (20/10)

Sports Betting Site Changes Look with Anniversary

Spreading betting site Spreadex recently changed the look and feel of their online site to celebrate their tenth anniversary. The new site includes new features and improvements as well as financial and sports homepages. (19/10)

RM Royal Media Rummy Network adds RummyExpress

RummyExpress is a new rummy website owned by Rummy Limited. RM Royal Media recently announced they will be working with Rummy Limited in launching their new rummy site, RummyExpress. The new site will be run by RM Royal Media while Rummy Limited will bring in the traffic flow to the new website. (19/10)

Barona Resort & Casino Adds New Roulette Game

The Barona Resort & Casino recently added a new roulette game to the casino floor and customers have really enjoyed the game. The addition of Barona Roulette is one of many new rapid format games which combine classic table games and new gaming technology. (19/10)

Virginia Resident Wins $200 Million Playing Lottery

It was announced on October 17th that during the October 16th Mega Millions drawing, one jackpot-winning ticket was found. The Mega Millions is one of the two national lotteries and the lucky winner earned a prize of $200 million. (19/10)

Art Exhibit Shows Game of Backgammon in New Perspective

A special art exhibit in Israel will be featuring the game of backgammon in a different light. Sixty artists will have their works presented at the Givatayim municipal art gallery. Each piece was created on a backgammon gaming board and will represent peace and coexistence. (19/10)

Oklahoma Casino to Add Dealer and other Jobs

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is working on an expansion project for the Choctaw Casino which will see one thousand jobs created. Positions will be open for table game dealers such as craps and blackjack while other jobs will need to be filled as well. (16/10)

Grand Prix Snooker Title Goes to Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson of Australia is the new Grand Prix champion after he defeated Ding Junhui in the final yesterday in Glasgow. Robertson was able to beat Junhui 9-4 at Kelvin Hall to earn his second Grand Prix crown. (16/10)

Italian Poker Tour Event Won by Marco Figuccia

The Nova Gorica event of the Italian Poker Tour finished up yesterday and it was Marco Figuccia who outlasted the field and earned the €160,000 first place prize. 332 players competed in the event and it took two hours of heads up play before the winner was decided. (16/10)

32Red Changes Loyalty Program

32Red is a very popular online casino and they recently announced some changes made to certain loyalty systems on their website. The Red Rubies and Club Rouge loyalty systems have been changed and now the number of games has been increased and is eligible for points. (16/10)

Billiards Player Shows Off Trick Shots

A regular on the ESPN billiards circuit, Mike Massey recently appeared at Vault Lounge Bar and Billiards in Indiana to show off his trick shot skills. Those who were at the event could not believe their eyes when Massey preformed some of his tricks. (16/10)

Minority Achievement Program Hosts Spades Tournament

The Minority Achievement Program is an organization that strives to aid the University of Tennessee in the retention and success of their minority students. The organization recently held a spades tournament a couple of weeks ago to get students together and play games. (15/10)

Libertyville Votes No For Video Poker

Libertyville is a village in Chicago and the village board recently voted no on the subject of video gambling. On Tuesday the board had a unanimous vote to ban video poker machines as well as similar devices. (15/10)

Woman Makes Major Announcement after supposedly winning the Lottery

A Columbus, Ohio woman recently arrived at a Burlington Coat Factory in a limo and went inside the store. Once inside the woman claimed to have won the lottery and that she would be paying for the shoppers purchases. With the announcement, the customers inside the store went crazy and chaos in sued. (15/10)

BuckyBingo Re-launches with New Features

BuckyBingo is an online bingo site and they recently re-launched to feature a new look and layout as well as additional features that were not on the site before. Bingo lovers will find a news section as well as a blogs section along with games and promotions. (15/10)

New Washington Backgammon Association Hosting Special Tournament

The Bellingham Backgammon Association is a new informal backgammon group in Washington and they are preparing to host their monthly backgammon tournament. The tournament is set to take place on October 18th. (15/10)

CryptoLogic Launches Two New Super Slots

CryptoLogic Limited the online gaming software supplier recently announced the launch of two new super slots. The two new titles are based on popular superheroes Batman and Wonder Woman and can be enjoyed at CryptoLogic powered casinos. (14/10)

Yankees are Online Odds Favorite to win World Series

After blasting past the Minnesota Twins in the first round of competition, the New York Yankees are the online odds favorite to win the World Series. If the odds are correct and the Yankees win they will have won twenty seven World Series Titles. (14/10)

Online Horse Gambling coming to Illinois

Residents of the state of Illinois may soon be able to gamble on horse racing via the internet. It has been reported that three companies are in the running for a possible license to provide online horse betting legally. (14/10)

Inspired Gaming Group’s Multi-Win Roulette Coming to Ten Casinos

Inspired Gaming Group is a server based gaming specialist company and they recently announced a deal with Genting UK. The deal will see the Inspired Gaming Group providing Genting UK with their Multi-Win Roulette product to ten different casinos. Nine casinos of Genting UK already installed the terminals and they have seen so much success that they would like to have more games installed. (14/10)

Rummy Royal Offering Special Low Buy-in Tournaments This month

Rummy Royal is an online gin rummy website that has become quite popular with the games enthusiasts. The online gaming site is currently offering a special tournament series this month which offers players a chance to win $750 for just a $1 buy-in. (14/10)

Fourteen Year Old Wins J. Pechauer Tour Stop

The J. Pechauer Northeast Women’s Tour stopped recently in East Rutherford, New Jersey for a $1,500 added event. twenty three women competed in the tour but it was fourteen year old Briana Miller who walked away with the win after remaining undefeated during the competition. (13/10)

Another Poker Show in the Works

It seems every top online poker room has started their own poker reality television show. You have PokerStars new Million Dollar Challenge and Full Tilt’s Face The Ace. Now a new reality poker show is in the works that is supposedly more family friendly and can be enjoyed by the whole family. (13/10)

Casino Awards Player with Spot on Soccer Team

Online casino 32Red recently awarded one lucky player from their casino a spot on the Swansea City soccer team. The British Championship soccer side team now has another member thanks to a recent promotion at the online casino. (13/10)

Potters Leisure Resort Hosting Party Casino Snooker Finals

Party Casino’s Premier League Snooker Finals are about to begin and this year Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton will be hosting the event. This is the second consecutive year that the resort has hosted the finals. Many of the best snooker players in the world will be on hand to compete. (13/10)

Sports Betting Revenue Impresses Head of Finance in Delaware

Parlay sports betting in Delaware has gotten rave reviews even though the betting is limited and not what was originally going to be offered. Tom Cook the acting Finance Secretary of Delaware has spoken highly of the sports betting offerings and commented that the latest revenues have shown yet another significant increase. (13/10)

Roulette Addiction Leads Manager to Steal

A manager of a supermarket in Aberdeen was arrested recently after she stole large sums of money to fuel her roulette gambling addiction. Larisa Baxter is addicted to the game of roulette and she stole a total of £112,000 from Lidl’s Langstracht store during a two week period. (12/10)

2010 Bingo World Championship Qualifiers Currently Running

The 2010 Bingo World Championship is set to begin very soon so qualifying events have already begun to take place. over the next three months, qualifying rounds will be taking place and the final 15 players will be selected. (12/10)

Slots Player Earns $224,000 win

An online slots player added some extra padding to their bank account recently when the lucky player won $224,000 at an online casino this past week. The lucky player enjoys casino games under the name Madman and decided to play the Prince of Sherwood slot game at Slots Of Vegas and this was a very good decision. (12/10)

Illinois Committee Wants to Study Video Poker before banning the game

Batavia is a city in the state of Illinois and a proposal was recently presented to government officials to ban video poker within the city limits. Members of the City Council Government Services Committee in Batavia stated last week that they would like to study the issue of video poker further before they decide if the game should be banned. (12/10)

Biggest Lottery Win ever in China takes place

According to the China Daily newspaper, the largest lottery win ever in China recently took place. Chinese lottery authorities reported a new record was recently set for the largest win in the country. The win was worth 359.9 million Yuan. (12/10)

New Law Proposed could Open Online Gambling Market Up in France

A French bill has been proposed that if passed could end the state monopoly on online gambling. The law would allow privately owned gambling websites the ability to offer bets on poker, horse racing and soccer. The bill was being discussed in parliament this past Wednesday. (09/10)

Microgaming adds more Poker Sites to online network

Microgaming Poker Network has added two new online poker sites to their network. Microgaming made the announcement recently that Mansion888 and 5050Poker are now on the Microgaming Poker Network. (09/10)

$10,000 Guaranteed Rummy Tournament This Weekend

This Sunday online gaming website Rummy Royal will be hosting a $10,000 guaranteed rummy tournament. The tournament will have a buy-in of $55 and three re-buys will be available up to level six of game play. This tournament is a multi-table tournament and online qualifiers are available at Rummy Royal starting at just $3.25. (09/10)

New Casino Opens in Colorado

The Blackhawk Ameristar Resort is the latest casino to open in Colorado and it is boasting itself as the tallest building between Denver and Salt Lake. The new casino opened this past Thursday after a visit from the governor of the state Bill Ritter. (09/10)

ACS Announces Tournament in Iowa

ACS recently announced that a new home has been found for the fourth annual ACS Midwest 8-Ball Championships. Not only does the event have a new home but it also has an increased added-money purse. The event will take place January 21st through the 24th at the Riverside Resort and Casino which is located near Iowa City, Iowa. (09/10)

South Carolina Rules Poker a Skill Game

A judge in South Carolina recently ruled the game of poker a skill game. This move has of course gained the attention of the Poker Players Alliance and they have commented on the subject and shown their agreement with the ruling. (08/10)

O’Sullivan Loses in British Snooker Grand Prix

Top snooker pros Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins had to face each other in the British Snooker Grand Prix and Higgins was able to outlast the number one ranked player in the world to win the match. Higgins is the defending Grand Prix champion and won the match-up 5-4 in Glasgow. (08/10)

Slotland Announces Jackpot Increase

Slotland is an online slots provider as well as a video poker site and they recently announced they are celebrating their eleventh anniversary in operation. Along with this announcement the online slot provider stated that their progressive jackpot has passed the $160,000 mark. (08/10)

Bet365 Increases Bingo Prizes

Bet365 is an online gambling operator who offers their customers a wide variety of gambling options. Players can enjoy poker, sportsbetting, casino games as well as online bingo. The site recently announced that they will be offering larger prizes during their bingo games for the next 80 days. (08/10)

Microgaming Launches New Video Poker Game

Just two days ago Microgaming released a few new games for online casinos. One of those games was a video poker game. The new game was released as part of a new installment of the Level-Up Video Poker series, which is quite popular. (08/10)

Online Rummy Site Hosting Kalooki Tournament This November

This November, online rummy site Rummy Royal will be hosting a special Kalooki tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000. This multi-player tournament will offer the large prize pool on November 15th and will feature the game Kalooki 51. (07/10)

Large Lottery Win Left Unclaimed

Camelot, a National Lottery operator, is searching for the owner of the winning ticket of the £3.6 million drawing. The ticket has been left unclaimed and the lottery operator is trying hard to find the owner. The winning ticket was bought in the Inverness, Naim, Badenoch and the Strathspey area of Scotland and the owner should come forward and claim the large prize. (07/10)

Intercasino Hosting Euro Roulette Tournament This Week

Intercasino is a popular online casino and they host several tournaments each month. Each week a new tournament is launched at the online casino and this week the tournament is a Euro Roulette event. The tournament will continue until October 11th. (07/10)

P.E.I. Drops Keno Game

Prince Edward Island has finally made a decision on whether or not the island will be keeping the game of keno. The island has decided to drop the game just one month after Nova Scotia decided to discontinue the electronic game. (07/10)

Olympic Committee Sets Up System for Illegal Betting

A new system has been established by the International Olympic Committee to watch for illegal betting. The new system was created to watch for illegal betting connected to Olympic competitions and the system will be ready for the 2010 Vancouver winter games. (07/10)

Absolute Poker Offering Students a Poker Challenge

Absolute Poker is offering students of United States colleges and universities the chance to win money to pay for their college tuition via a poker tournament. The Absolute Poker College Challenge is up and running and players have the opportunity to win $10,000 for college along with $30,000 in prize money during the Challenge. (06/10)

Washington Casino Considering Illness Rule Changes

The Puyallup Tribe in Tacoma, Washington is considering changing a rule that requires workers to show up on busy days despite being sick. The policy is in place to prevent the casinos from having a shortage of workers but with the spread of flu so rampant the Tribe is considering changing the bill. (06/10)

PayPal Moves into Online Gambling Market

PayPal, an online payment solutions provider, recently teamed up with e-wallet provider Neovia. This partnership will see PayPal moving back into the online gambling market to offer customers their services as they enjoy gambling websites. (06/10)

November Brings World Snooker Championship to Hyderabad

Snooker fans will be glad to hear that the World Snooker Championship is set to begin soon in Hyderabad and around two hundred cueists are set to be competing for top honors at the event. The Championship will begin on November 14th and continue until the 29th. Pankaj Advani and Geet Sethi will be among the competitors at the Championship tournaments. (06/10)

Carolina Billiard Tour Announces New Tour Sponsor

The first new title sponsor has been announced for the Carolina Billiard Tour and this time KwikFire Inc will be sponsoring the tour. KwikFire is owned and operated by Kelly Fisher and Val Finnie and they have teamed with CBT Promotions to form a partnership to promote WPBA regional tour events in several regions of the United States. (06/10)

Marvel Slots Premiered by Playtech

Software developer Playtech Limited has premiered a pair of new slot games which are created after the ever popular Marvel Comics. Online slot players can now enjoy the Iron Man slot game as well as The Incredible Hulk slot game. (05/10)

New Bingo Site to Launch Soon

Cashball Network recently announced that they will be launching a new bingo site very soon. The new site will be called Bingo Riot and will be the first online bingo site to be launched by the network. The Bonnier Group owns Cashball and the company recently gained a license to begin offering their services in the UK and other markets. (05/10)

Online Player wins Let’Em Ride Jackpot

Real Time Gaming has done it again. The online software providers Let’Em Ride Poker game has named yet another winner. The game is so popular and continues to offer up jackpots to lucky players every few weeks. (05/10)

Free roll Roulette at VIP Casino

Roulette tournaments at online casinos are few and far between but free roll roulette tournaments are even rarer. However VIP Casino is breaking that trend and offering a free roll roulette tournament currently until October 15th. (05/10)

24games Launches with New Games

South African internet users will be glad to hear that a new online gaming site has been launched that offers such games as mahjong, solitaire and Sudoku. These games can be enjoyed for free and this site will be the first site in South Africa to offer casual gaming. (05/10)

NBA Decides to Begin New Season with Replacement Referees

The NBA recently told teams in the league to expect the season to begin with replacement referees instead of full time employees. The NBA and the referees’ union could not come to an agreement and thus the new season will begin with part time officials. (02/10)

South Carolina Police Department Benefit from Seized Poker Assets

The Greer County police department in South Carolina recently benefited from money seized in an investigation from years ago. Walt Wilkins a U.S. Attorney recently gave the Greer Police department a check for $1.3 million after Billy Joe Hindman was found guilty of operating illegal gambling businesses. (02/10)

Tommy Kennedy Wins Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour Stop

The J. Pechauer Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour stopped in savannah, Georgia on September 26th to hold a two day billiards tournament. This was the second stop of the season and the $1,500 added event was hosted by Southside Billiard Club. (02/10)

Georgia Man Wins Multiple Lottery Prizes

What’s better than winning the lottery? Nothing I’d say, unless you are Oscar Doward of Georgia. Doward a great grandfather of Columbus, Georgia recently bought two identical Mega Millions tickets and when the drawing took place on September 4th he won two prizes worth $250,000 each. (02/10)

Online Bingo Sites Launches in French

Online gaming providers know that if they offer their services in several languages they will see more traffic to their site therefore a larger player base. After a gambling site has been established the company then makes the move to other markets in different countries. Online Bingo site, Bingo Day, is the latest to add another language to their lineup. (02/10)

Atlantic City Cannot Come to a decision on Smoking Issue

It has been a year since Atlantic City decided to throw out the idea of going totally smoke free in their many casinos. Last October Atlantic City was planning on banning all smoking but then backed off as the recession hit and officials were afraid of losing money. They made the decision to reconsider a ban in one year. Now that year is up and officials are still unclear on what they would like to do. (01/10)

iPhone and iPod owners now have access to Mr. Mahjong

iPhone and iPod owners will be happy to learn that the App Store now offers the Mr. Mahjong mobile game series for purchase. This version is part #4 and is available at a very low cost. this version of Mr. Mahjong takes advantage of touch controls and high definition to make it more enjoyable. (01/10)

IGT Slot Game Very Popular at Land Casinos

IGT recently released a new series of slot games called MultiPLAY. These games have become very popular and earned great reviews after their installation at more than thirty jurisdictions in the United States. The new games have been installed at locations in California and Nevada, as well as many others. (01/10)

Ronnie O’Sullivan Brags on John Higgins

Top snooker pro Ronnie O’Sullivan recently made quite a few statements about snooker pro John Higgins. O’Sullivan had nothing but good things to say about Higgins and stated that Higgins is one of the all time greats of the game. (01/10)

Ontario Residents Win Large Prize Playing Daily Keno

Two Ontario residents are wealthier today after they won a large prize during the recent Daily Keno drawing. The drawing took place on September 19th and both players earn a $500,000 win from the Daily Keno game. (01/10)

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