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2014-03-19 23:00:38

The National Council on Problem Gambling’s Helpline Network (800-522-4700) offers resources to help gambling addicts and their loved ones. Recovery starts with just a phone call. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Recovery is the focus of week four of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Anyone, anywhere, at any time, can call the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at (800-522-4700) to speak with a live, knowledgeable Helpline specialist. The Helpline specialist is...

2014-03-18 08:28:19

LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading sports handicapping website, is proud to announce the return of March Madness picks along with a company record of $11,000 profit in the first 16 days of March for college basketball picks. "2013 March Madness college basketball picks increased our customer's bankrolls drastically," explains Managing Partner Mike Byrd. "Using an average of $100-$200 a pick. In the last 16 days of March our college...

2014-03-14 12:26:08

Ashford University professor explains the psychology behind the chaotic tradition SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the world of sports and competition, March Madness holds a special place. With the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament kicking off Sunday, March 16, millions of Americans are getting ready to take part in the chaotic tradition of betting on teams and fueling rivalries with colleagues, friends, and family. But what's behind this synchronized frenzy?...

2014-03-13 16:32:40

LAS VEGAS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (NASDAQ: GPIC) announces it has entered into a Binding Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of GemGroup Inc. and Subsidiaries in an all cash transaction. GemGroup is a privately-held manufacturer of casino currency, cards and table layouts primarily sold under the Gemaco brand. The Companies anticipate closing the transaction on or before June 30, 2014....

2014-03-13 08:27:12

LAS VEGAS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IGT (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry, today announced its agreement to provide 850 new video lottery terminals (VLTs) to the Oregon State Lottery. This new contract represents a big win for IGT, which now holds more than 40 percent market share in the Oregon State Lottery program. This adds to the 1500 VLTs that the Oregon State Lottery committed to last year....

2014-03-12 23:00:18

The National Council on Problem Gambling shares tips for reducing risk of developing gambling disorder. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 March 17-21 marks the third week of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (NPGAM). The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about problem gambling and resources available for help. According to Keith Whyte, NCPG executive director, responsible gaming is essential, ethical, and...

2014-03-12 12:25:21

WEST TRENTON, New Jersey, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter may be ending but the party is just starting at 888casino. 888.com, a leading global online gaming entertainment company, and operator of us.888casino.com, is having a party with exclusive offers, FreePlay on lots of games, and more. Starting March 12th there will be six amazing casino offers, on 888casino's most popular games, for players to choose from. Every day players can choose from offers on...

2014-03-11 20:21:33

LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Mega" was the prevailing theme, when one lucky player hit a mega-sized $1,137,006.44 jackpot on global gaming entertainment leader, IGT's (NYSE: IGT) famed MegaJackpots® game, Megabucks® $1 Spinning Reel - Double 3x4x5x Times Pay® at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT on March 7, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131003/LA91408LOGO The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, stated this was not the player's first brush with luck in the...

2014-03-10 20:21:42

In honor of the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle CHICAGO, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If a leprechaun told you to follow him, would you? Well, a number of Chicagoans decided to follow a leprechaun holding a sign that read, "Blackhawks Fans, Follow me to the Gold!" down Michigan Avenue and into the Blackhawks store where they were treated to an amazing surprise - a personal appearance from Chicago Blackhawk, Patrick Sharp and a chance to view his 2014 Winter Games gold medal!...

2014-03-08 16:20:27

FRIANT, Calif., March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Winning was in the Bingo Balls for another lucky Table Mountain Casino progressive Bingo jackpot winner! Jeanette of Modesto, was playing her favorite numbers in the Crystal Ball Jackpot game, when she realized every one of her eight numbers had been called, awarding her with the progressive Crystal Ball Jackpot of $52,750.00! The lively community of Table Mountain Casino Bingo players shared in Jeanette's excitement with her big win....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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