Casino Insider

Jul 2, 2012 6:51 PM

Bally Technologies Inc. (BYI), the first company to receive an interactive gaming license from Nevada regulators, has launched its first iGaming platform offering a free-play poker website in partnership with Golden Nugget casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

WMS Industries Inc. (WMS) says it has formed a strategic alliance with the U.K.’s 888 Holdings to provide online poker solutions for U.S. casino operators.

Despite the online gambling buzz that has been growing, Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) has dropped its plans to acquire the European poker company Ongame Network.

Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. (UWN) says it has used the proceeds from the sale of the Colorado Grande Casino to pay down $800,000 of the $4 million principal balance owed to a private lender.

Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA) has promoted Christie Scott to regional public relations manager.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) says it will announce in September which Spanish city – Madrid or Barcelona – it has chosen to locate its EuroVegas casino and resort project.

The Maryland State Ethics Commission said Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN) was the biggest spender on lobbyists with an expenditure of $877,433 between November, 2011 and April, 2012.

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK) said it has completed the previously announced sale of its Boomtown Reno hotel/casino to M1 Gaming Reno LLC and SJP Reno Property LLC for $12.9 million.

Utah banker John Campos was given a three-month prison sentence for his role in processing gambling proceeds for illegal online poker companies.

Citizens for More Michigan Jobs have filed 509,777 petition signatures for a November referendum that would permit the licensing of more casinos in that state.

The New Jersey Assembly has approved a bill that allows the use of hand-held devices to make bets at Atlantic City casinos.

The Casino Association of New Jersey has elected Tony Rodio, CEO of the Tropicana Casino and Resort, as its new president. He succeeds Bob Griffin, CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts.