Investors still betting on slot machine giant IGT
The Reno-based slot machine giant said Thursday its profits declined 39 percent in the quarter that ended June 30. Revenues fell 23 percent and the number of slot machines shipped to casinos decreased 31 percent. Investors, however, are looking toward the future and not the past when it concerns International Game Technology.
Regulators concerned about casino operations
Two weeks after imposing a heavy fine against a Strip casino for not properly controlling illegal activity inside a nightclub on the property, state gaming regulators let gaming licensees know they have other concerns about how casinos are operating.
Taiwan looking to build $910 million mega resort-casino
International news brief: Officials in an outlying Taiwan archipelago said on Wednesday they would build a massive resort-casino with investment of at least $910 million if local voters approve a gambling referendum as early as next month.
Poker Players Alliance donates $25K to troops
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) presented a check for $25,000 to the USO of Metropolitan Washington and raised an additional $10,000 through a charity poker tournament held last night at the Regency Hyatt in Washington, D.C.. The funds will support USO-Metro's programs and services for wounded warriors and their families receiving treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the National Naval Medical Center and area Warrior Transition Units.
Playtech shares drop dramatically
Playtech, which teamed up with bookmaker William Hill last October to create William Hill Online (WHO), blamed the setback on integration between the two businesses taking longer than thought.
GTECH online casinos pair up with PayPal
GTECH G2 has signed a landmark deal with PayPal, a worldwide leader in the field of electronic money transfers, enabling its UK bingo partners to offer their players the ability to transfer funds quickly and cost effectively online.
NBC prime time poker show to make debut
Qualifiers get a chance to go heads-up against some of the world's best poker pros for a shot at $1 million when NBC debuts the first-ever prime time poker themed game show on a broadcast network with the premiere of "Face the Ace" on Saturday, August 1 (9-10 p.m. ET).
Nevada casino employee registration system now online
More than five years after taking over the casino employee registration program from local law enforcement, state gaming regulators have moved the process online in an effort to cut costs and streamline the work card system.
Doyle Brunson attending Budapest Affiliate Conference
Doyle 'Texas Dolly' Brunson has confirmed the he will be attending the Budapest Affiliate Conference from the 11th to the 13th of September. The legendary Patriarch of Modern Poker is coming to the event under the invitation of the event organisers, iGaming Business, and will be holding a special Q&A session for all attending delegates.
Play United releases new Gladiator themed slot machine
Play United Casino unveiled the latest attraction to online casinos combining Hollywood entertainment with the thrills of Las Vegas. The Online Casino released Gladiator, a new 5-Reel 25-line video slot game that features the characters and actual footage from the award-winning film produced by Paramount Pictures.
PokerStars breaks own online poker world record
PokerStars.com, the world's largest online poker site, has smashed its own world record for hosting the 'LARGEST ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT', as officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
LV Sands Corp plans IPO launch in Hong Kong
Las Vegas Sands Corp., controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, plans to apply in Hong Kong early next month for an initial public offering of shares in its Macau casinos, said a person with knowledge of the matter.
'Jackpot Hunter' online poker tournament promotion
Party Poker today introduces a new single table tournament (STT) promotion: The Jackpot Hunter! This promotion offers three huge jackpots totalling $80,000 to players who manage to win five consecutive STT's !
Arizona race track owners want casino operations
Horse- and dog-track owners are hoping to take advantage of the state's dire finances to persuade voters to let them operate casinos, a proposal that was rejected at the polls seven years ago.
Asian Poker Tour to be featured in Chinese poker movie
AsianLogic, owners of the Asian Poker Tour, are delighted to announce a historic first for poker in Asia. The hotly anticipated Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival, taking place 12-23 August 2009 at the Galaxy Starworld, will be featured in a ground-breaking Chinese language poker movie. Many believe the film will have a similar impact on poker in Asia as the 1998 Hollywood film Rounders did in the western world.
Slot machine expansion a win for Ohio and Illinois
The slot machine industry is celebrating some good news coming from two of the most unlikely places, Ohio and Illinois. Governors in the two states approved legislation that will add an estimated 40,000 to 75,000 new slot machines in the combined markets. Analysts said the events may trigger slot machine expansion in other states.
Gold up for grabs at Casino Tropez
If buying gold bullion is too much for some, then one other option for the smart investor is the new range of gold-themed slot machines and Keno available at the Online Casino Tropez. The casino is hoping to create its own bull market and help players find their fortune with the enticing prizes and extra features that these games offer.