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Shares in gaming device manufacturer SHFL surged following news of its acquisition by Bally Technologies.
Reuters News agency was later forced to put out a notice Wednesday advising readers to ignore an overnight warning regarding the potential negatives of this deal, claiming said report was issued off a press release from an unrelated law firm, Robbins Arroyo LLP.
LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — Bally Technologies said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy fellow gambling equipment maker SHFL Entertainment for about $1.3 billion in cash.
SHFL shares shot up up 21.6% in trading on Tuesday, and Bally's shares were up 6.3%.
Bally says the addition of SHFL will complement its existing product portfolio, while also providing new access to land-based and online table games markets around the world.
PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) — Total gambling revenue at the state's 11 casinos was flat for the fiscal year that just ended, but gross revenue from table games grew 7.4 percent on the strength of continued strong growth at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and the first full year of play at Valley Forge Casino Resort, according to annual figures released by state regulators Tuesday.
Full Tilt Poker has confirmed it will be expanding into online casino games.
Full Tilt Poker, owned by the Rational Group and a sister site of PokerStars, issued a statement to PokerFuse.com Tuesday.
News that Lock Poker had gotten its Neteller payouts caught up almost completely had many in the Facebook community ecstatic.
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Bitcoin mining vs. Litecoin search interest betting odds have been released by the brand new Bitcoin betting exchange Predictious.
(Gambling911.com Facebook Update) - Lock Poker, plagued by payment processing complications from past months, appears to see progress with an ample amount of payouts caught up on the international front.
Documented cases of Neteller payments over 2 months are no longer on record as of July 12, a tracking statistician using the handle of “IHasToNut” communicated via his dedicated posting forum at TwoPlusTwo.
The new Bitcoin prediction market website, Predictioius.com, has released betting odds on the new Lumia 1020 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 search interest on July 20, 2013.
Early pricing had Lumia as a “buy” at 5.20 and Samsung as a “sell” at 4.80.
DEADWOOD, S.D. (Associated Press) — Hollywood actor Kevin Costner is asking $14 million for 1,000 acres of land he owns near the Old West gambling town of Deadwood in western South Dakota's Black Hills.
The property includes the site of the ill-fated Dunbar casino resort, a $100 million project that would have included a golf course and a steam-powered passenger train. It never materialized.
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The new site is slated to debut this coming Thursday July 9, 2013.
LAS VEGAS, NV - Ultimate Gaming, a majority-owned subsidiary of Station Casinos LLC, has successfully completed the field trial for Ultimate Poker, receiving recommendation for approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to continue offering real money online poker at UltimatePoker.com.
(Associated Press) - The state Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won $897.3 million in May, posting a 1.37 percent increase from the same month a year ago.
The May winnings pushed the fiscal year-to-date total to more than $10 billion, 2.4 percent more than last year.
Taxes collected on the May win totaled $57.5 million, an increase of 10.9 percent.
The Las Vegas Strip posted a 6.4 percent monthly gain over May a year ago and is now 5 percent ahead of 2012.
Casino winnings in Reno jumped 9.8 percent.
The second quarter of 2013 for Bwin.party was mired by lower margins in sports betting, the City reported on Wednesday.
Bwin is dealing with a turnover tax on sports betting in Germany, its largest market, and competition in the bingo sector in Britain and Italy, according to the City.
“While the revenue performance was down on last year, we remain on course to deliver the targeted €70m (£60m) of cost savings in 2013 with more to follow in 2014,” chief executive Norbert Teufelberger said in a statement.
ATLANTIC CITY – (Associated Press) - This year is shaping up to be the worst for the Atlantic City casino industry in the last 22 years.
Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the city's 12 casinos are on a pace that would see them take in less than $3 billion from gamblers for the first time since 1991.
For the first six months of the year, the casinos won $1.38 billion, down 10.7 percent from the same period last year.
Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR) has gained 13 percent to $15.94 Wednesday after announcing it plans to offer about $1.18 billion in stock in its expansive US-based online gambling business. The company has more than doubled this year.
The company plans to offer a real money platform for its WSOP.com website and last week partnered up with its four Atlantic City properties to begin offering real money Web gambling to residents of New Jersey.
Zynga was in the process of unveiling its real money gambling apps during a conference in Barcelona, Spain.
The UK’s third largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, has announced it will be offering real money sports betting on Facebook.
The news broke early Wednesday with beta testing currently in progress. The new platform was developed by Paddy Power’s team out of Bulgaria.
North America’s fastest paying online poker room, Americas Cardroom, is about to take it to the next level.
ACR has long been praised for its fast payouts and aggressive promotions including the first ever progressive rake race and, how can we forget THE BEAST?
The biggest criticism lodged against Americas Cardroom – Its software can at times be clunky.
BOSTON — (Associated Press) - MGM Resorts International, which hopes to build a resort casino in Springfield, spent nearly $1 million over a six-week period in an effort to convince voters to back a July 16 referendum on the proposal, according to campaign finance records.
The leader of a group opposing the casino said it has spent little and is relying on grassroots efforts to get its message across.
PokerFuse.com is reporting that poker pro Phil Ivey has entered into a deal to act as front man for the Pala band of Mission Indians new online poker room.
For a time, Italy had become one of the most lucrative online poker epicenters with its population just shy of 60 million.
US federal investigators are now through looking at a US$135 million donation given to a university in Macau by casino giant Wynn Resorts.
The Securities and Exchange Commission concluded Wynn Resorts, which has a casino in the gambling enclave of Macau, did nothing wrong and will not be perusing enforcement action.
“We were so sanguine that we never paid any attention to it; we had no exposure. It was a non event except for the damn newspapers,'' CEO Steve Wynn said.
Today marks the final starting flight of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event, and already the record for the largest one-day Main Event field in history (3,418 players) looks to be in jeopardy. Earlier today, Ty Stewart of the WSOP tweeted that there were already 3,000 players registered for the third and final starting day, and this was three and a half hours prior to play starting and eight hours before registration closes.
The folks at eGenius have launched a new Bitcoin online casino called “Dragon’s Tale”, billed as the “first ever massively multiplayer role-playing online casino”.
This is a 3D platform featuring a collection of mini-games that will begin beta testing on July 12.
(Associated Press) Most people still think the U.S. gambling industry is anchored in Las Vegas, with its booming Strip and 24/7 action, a place where years of alluring marketing campaigns have helped scrub away the taint of past corruption.
Joshua Brustein of BusinessWeek.com wrote an article Monday dealing with what he calls the “closeted skeletons” getting in the way of online gambling legalization in the US.
SMS Validation will protect the security of PokerStars player accounts
ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN –PokerStars is pleased to announce ‘SMS Validation’, a new feature in the software to protect the security of PokerStars player accounts. The new feature is designed to reduce the vulnerability of player accounts to unauthorised hackers.
When it comes to free to play online poker websites, none are likely to come close to the new Ivey Poker, which recently launched on Facebook.
Antigua-based Intertops has advised its customers they will no longer be offering Bitcoin, the anonymous digital currency, as a payment processing option.