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November - December 2004

31st December          Lottery Winners           Various sources
Christmas in debt - then £5m lottery win - South Wales
94-year-old lottery winner loses bid for lump sum - Boston
Bosnian refugee wins $1million - Lottery numbers came off bottle - Louisville
Three lottery stories, one good, one not so good, and the other obviously has found a system !

31st December          London           ThisLondon/Evening Standard
Spread betting firm hit with fine - Cantor Index

30th December          Swansea           ThisisSouthWales/Swansea Evening Post
Ace move by Casino

29th December          Newcastle           ic Newcastle/Evening Chronicle
Chips down for casinos
Out of 34 Liberal democrat councillors voting on a regional casino for Newcastle, 25 were against.

28th December          Newcastle           ic Newcastle/The Journal
Gambling on success
Actress Tracy Whitwell's pays a visit to the dealer training school of Bannatyne's Casino that is scheduled to open in February 2005.

27th December          London           Daily Mail
Snow costs the bookies a cool million

26th December          London           Yahoo/Sky News & Ananova
Bookies Count Cost Of White Christmas
Bookies face payout over snowfall
Bookmakers will avoid an avalanche of payouts as it failed to snow in London on the 25th.

24th December          Liverpool           ic Liverpool/Liverpool Echo
Casino project hangs in balance

24th December          London           The Financial Times
Odds lengthen for a bonanza in super-casinos

24th December          Blackpool           The Financial Times
Resort invites bidders to run casinos

23rd December          Newcastle           ic Newcastle/Evening Chronicle & Northern Business Daily
Latest casino plan sparks protest
Scootercab boss in casinos switch

23rd December          London           Bloomberg News
Christmas Snowfall Would Cost Bookmakers $1.9 Million

22nd December          London & Kuala Lumpur           UK-Wire.com/Best Invest
London Clubs International PLC - Notice of major interests in shares
London Clubs International PLC - Notice of major interests in shares
Genting Berhad Group/Palomino Limited share purchase announcements to the LSE.

22nd December          London & Kuala Lumpur           Bloomberg News
Genting Increases Stake in London Clubs to Expand
Executives at Malaysia's Genting Bhd. have increased the companies holding in London Clubs to 19.1%.

21st December          London           LGCNet.com/DCMS
Government sets out cautios approch to new casino regime

20th December          London           ThisisLondon/Evening Standard
City dealer faces jail for insider dealing

20th December          Cheltenham           Gloucestershire Echo
Firm gambles on casino approval
Aspers Casino have plans to take 57,000 sq ft of space in The Brewery a £50 million leisure complex.

20th December          London           The Guardian & Independent
Inquiry as GMB leader accused of rigging ballots
GMB leader 'was elected on rigged ballot'
The GMB Union has aspirations to represent casino staff in a deregulated Britain.

20th December          London           BBC.co.uk
Snooker star wins poker's big pot

19th December          London           The Observer/Guardian
Casinos stake all on beating new government limit

17th December          Sunderland, Newcastle & Blackpool           Various Provincial Newspapers
Two-year wait for casino decision
Casino race turns into a marathon
Long wait to be next Las Vegas

17th December          Sheffield           Sheffield Star
Don Valley playing for high stakes

17th December          Coventry           ic Coventry
Casino firm aims to be Arena sponsor
Jaquar have cancelled their naming contract at the Coventry Arena and Mississippi's Isle of Capri may become the new sponsor..

17th December          Blackpool           BBC.co.uk
Blackpool welcomes casino plans
Jowell confirms casino climbdown

17th December          DCMS - Press release & Policy Statement
Government Sets Out Cautious Approach To New Casino Regime
Casinos: Statement of National Policy - PDF

17th December          London           The Independent
Gaming stocks hit hard by climbdown on casino numbers

17th December          London           The Times Online
Casino move hits gaming stocks

17th December          London           The Guardian
Ministers pulls back on casino plans

17th December          London           Daily Telegraph
Casinos furious over 'U-turn of U-turns' on Gambling Bill
British casino stocks tumbled on Thursday after the Government announced a series of tough amendments to the Gambling Bill.

17th December          London           Citywire.co.uk
Casino groups crash on fresh restrictions

16th December          London           Politics.co.uk
Watered-down casino plans published

16th December          London           ThisisMoney/Evening Standard & Reuters UK
Labour's new climbdown on casinos
Casino projects capped on addiction fears

16th December          London           Interactive Investor/AFX
UK govt sets out guidelines to determine location of new casinos
The Government will appoint an independent panel to look at all the proposals for regional casinos.

16th December          London           The Guardian/PA
Jowell sets further casino limit
As widely anticipated last week the Government has announced that they will limit the number of new, small and regional casinos to 24.

15th December          Scotland           Glasgow Herald - Robert Brown, MSP Lib Democrat
Why MSPs should make the decision on super-casinos
Proper debate is needed on the Gambling Bill

15th December          Scotland           The Scotsman & BBC.co.uk
Executive hands over aces on gambling bill
MSPs hand casino bill to London

14th December          London           Intergame Online
BACTA in ATE sell-off

14th December          Sheffield           Sheffield Star
Casino odds stacking up in favour of Sheffield

14th December          Las Vegas & Southampton           ThisisMoney & Yahoo UK/Reuters
Ameristar targets UK casino licence
Ameristar taking punt on Southampton casino

14th December          Las Vegas & Southampton           Investors.com/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Announces Plans for Regional Casino Development in Southhampton, England

14th December          Scotland           BBC.co.uk, The Scotsman & Edinburgh Evening News
Drive to stop Scots super-casinos
Churches call on Holyrood to debate gambling law
Executive hints at super-casino veto

13th December          Birmingham & Sunderland           ic Birmingham & ic Newcastle
Superstadium plans 'out of this world'
Brady on new stadium proposal - Birmingham City F.C. website
Casino gamble will pay off
Las Vegas Sands has unveiled casino designs for soccer stadiums in Sunderland & Birmingham.

13th December          London           The Independent
Nine arrested over suspected fraud involving National Lottery grants

12th December          Scotland           Scottish Nationalist Party - Press release
New research shows 'Supercasino' dangers

12th December          London           The Times
Labour boost for the bookies

11th December          London           The Daily Mail & The Independent
Jowell in further climbdown on casinos
Jowell urged to keep ban on Christmas Day betting

11th December          London           The Times & Financial Times
New game plan on gambling will limit number of casinos to only 24
Jowell to cap casino numbers in latest U-turn
Cap set on number of large and small casinos

11th December          Sunderland           Sunderland Today/Sunderland Echo
Casino would be good for city, says Canon

10th December          London           BBC.co.uk
Minister in new casino climbdown
Tessa Jowell is expected to announce next week that the number of "new" small, large and regional casinos will be capped at 24.

10th December          Sheffield           BBC.co.uk
Bishop's doubts over casino plans

10th December          London & Las Vegas           ThisisLondon/Evening Standard
US group bets on UK casinos
Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman believes that the partnership with Gala has a good chance of getting 3 of the 8 regional casinos.

10th December          London           ThisisLondon/Evening Standard
Jowell plans new retreat over the Gambling Bill
A key part of the story seems to be missing !
Sun City casino for marshes

9th December          Sunderland          ic Newcastle/The Journal & Thisisthe Northeast
Casino bets on red and white
Playing for high stakes
2,000 casino jobs on the cards for region - Link will change shortly
Plans have been submitted to Sunderland Council for a casino owned by Las Vegas Sands to be developed at Sunderland's Stadum of light.

9th December          Middlesbrough          ic Teeside/Evening Gazette
Casinos look at gamble on Tees
Middlesbrough's mayor has revealed that Las Vegas Sands, Isle of Capri and Aspinall's have all expressed an interest in the town.

9th December          Oldham          Oldham Advertiser
Is casino plan a huge gamble for the town centre?

8th December          Scotland           Glasgow Herald
Super-casinos to ease in on Sewel motion
Committee’s risky gamble - Editorial

8th December          Scotland           The Scotsman
Gamblers anonymous as Holyrood rejects casinos debate
 

7th & 8th December          London           Reuters.co.uk, The Guardian & Telegraph
UK developer Quintain upbeat about casino projects
Quintain's going to Wembley
Kick-off for Quintain shops and homes site at Wembley

7th December         London           The Guardian
Tories raise stakes over bingo
After lobbying from the Bingo Association the Tories have tabled an amendment to the Gambling Bill that would allow FOBT's in Bingo halls.

7th December          Sheffield           Yorkshire Post
'Gambling' Blades aim for the top

7th December          London           BBC.co.uk
Gambling on a scam's success
 

6th December          Oldham           Oldham Evening Chronicle
Casino plan for Oldham - Link with change shortly

6th December          London           The Scotsman/PA
Government Warned over Big Payout Gaming Machines

6th December          London           ThisisLondon/Evening Standard & The Scotsman/PA
Ritz coup trio keep £1.3m & How they did it
Scam Claim Trio to Keep Casino Winnings

6th December          London           The Guardian & Yahoo/AFP
Roulette arrest trio keep £1.3m winnings
Hi-tech gamblers allowed to keep million-pound winnings

6th December          London           The Times
Ritz phone gang can keep £1.3m roulette winnings
The trio, one Hungarian woman and two Serbian men are being allowed to keep their winnings and the case is being closed. 

6th December          London           BettingMarket.com
Betfair remains most visited gambling website...
 

5th December          London           Yahoo/Reuters.co.uk
Ritz blitz gambling trio keep their chips
 

4th December          London           The Times
Greyhound racing thrown into jeopardy by Gambling Bill

4th December          Leicester           This is Leicestershire/Leicester Mercury
Big no to city super casino

4th December          Liverpool           ic Liverpool/Liverpool Echo
Battle to keep out the super-casinos
While councillors in many other cities are keen to get regional casinos, Liverpool council is seeking ways of keeping them out.

4th December          Sheffield           Sheffield Star
How's that for starters - Sun International's plans for Sheffield's Don Valley.
 

3rd December          Sheffield           Sheffield Star
Casino plan the way forward, say Blades

3rd December              Birmingham           Birmingham Evening Mail
Odds on for Brum to land two casinos

3rd December              Glasgow           Scottish Daily Record
Casino rocked - Scots music arena faces the axe

3rd December              Guildford, Surrey           Surry Advertiser
Casino hits the jackpot
A government planning officer has over-ruled local borough council planners in Guildford.

3rd December              Birmingham           ic Birmingham
Hopes for stadium despite casino fears

3rd December              London           Daily Telegraph
Rank calls for fairer rules on mega-casinos

3rd December              Greece           The Guardian
Bookies cry foul after betting 'scam' hits European football
A major betting coup may have taken place on Tuesday's UEFA cup tie between Panionios and Dinamo Tbilisi. The match ended 5 - 2.

3rd December          Smethick, West Midlands           Express & Star
Casino plans for pub under attack
Blue Chip Casinos are trying once again to get permission for a casino at the Barleycorn Pub.
 

2nd December          London           Bloomberg News & UK-Wire.com - Press release
Rank Profit Will 'Broadly' Meet Analysts' Estimates
Rank Group - Trading Statement

2nd December          Birmingham           Yahoo Sport/TeamTalk.com
Gold wants new super stadium

2nd December          Birmingham           ic Birminingham
The chips are down
Super stadium - your views
The proposed new stadium for Birmingham City F.C. is a partnership between the Gold Brothers and Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands.

2nd December          Glasgow           The Scotsman
Fears over casinos in city 'blighted by addiction'
 

1st December          London           Belga Direct/PRNewswire
Investing in the Gambling/Gaming Industry - One of the Financial Community's Best-Kept Secrets

1st December          Birmingham           ic Birmingham/Evening Mail
Casino backing bid - Birmingham Wheels Park

1st December          Birmingham           Birmingham Post & Interactive Investor/AFX
Five in running for NEC casino
Malaysia's Genting shortlisted for 2nd casino license in the UK - sources
The five potential operators are Ameristar, Harrahs/Caesars, MGM, Stanley Genting and Sun International.

1st December          Sheffield           Yorkshire Post & BBC.co.uk
Casino group launches charm offensive
US firms battle to build casino
MGM Mirage and British Land who own Meadowhall have now submitted their planning application to Sheffield City Council.

30th November          London           IntergameOnline.com
McIntosh hijacked at BACTA AGM

30th November          London           Bloomberg News
Britain's Billionaire Barclay Twins Use Stealth to Amass Empire
Bloomberg has an indepth look at the secretive Barclay Brothers business empire that includes the Ritz casino on Piccadilly.

30th November          Betting News           ic Wales/Western Mail & Manchester Online
'Luckiest betting shop in Wales'
The £800,000 win a mum threw away


29th November          London           Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg News
London Clubs mulls joint casino venture

29th November          Manchester           London Evening Standard & Manchester Online
Angry gambler caused £7 million of damage
£7m M62 firebug jailed
Jason New from Blackpool had lost £200 playing motorway service station slots.

29th November          Glasgow           Glasgow Evening Times
Report warns of casino boom knock-on effects

29th November          Dudley           Wolverhampton Express & Star
£200,000 casino expansion plan
Blue Chip Casinos intend expanding their Castle Hill casino from 988 sq m to 1751 sq m.

29th November          Las Vegas & London           Daily Telegraph
Bigger is better, Las Vegas casino group tells Britain
Las Vegas Sands want the size of regional casinos raised to 7,500 sq m from the proposed 5,000.


28th November          British Racing           The Scotsman & Racing Post
The stats prove you get a fair bet with Betfair
Betfair have paid out some £367,000 - Registration required
Nil Desperandum beaten after drifting badly
An analysis of data compiled on betting odds from 4,000 horseraces. Betfairs rescue of Sporting Options punters and mysterious betting on yesterday's Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup.

28th November          London           The Observer/Guardian
New lottery licence to run for 15 years

28th November          Sheffield           Sunday Times
£3m bet on a croupier college
MGM Mirage have announced plans for a training shool with a £3m budget to supply some of the 1,500 staff required.


27th November          Scotland           The Scotsman
Betting shop staff deserve better - Alex Salmond.

27th November          Liverpool & Malaysia           The Malaysian Star
Genting’s British venture to offer £1mil jackpots


26th November          London           The Independent
Gambling minister in teddy bear ambush

26th November          London           Daily Telegraph & Financial Times
Casino group in dark over house rules
London Clubs looks to bid for mega casino


25th November          Luton, England           The Scotsman
Gambling Addict Who Stole £650 from Pensioner Walks Free
Yet another case where slot machine addiction is cited as the root cause of crime.

25th November          London           Interactive Investor/AFX
Sportingbet CEO sees further consolidation of online gaming industry

25th November          London           The Scotsman
LCI Profits Come Up Trumps

25th November          Around Britain          Provincial Press
Casino plan still on cards - Story willl change shortly. St Helens.
Place bets on casino plan- Leicestershire.

25th November          London           Yahoo UK/Sharecast & UK-Wire - LSE LCI release
Punters gamble on London Clubs
London Clubs International plc - Interim Results for the six months ended 26 September 2004

25th November          London           iGaming Business
Victor Chandler Signs Maxim Poker Deal


24th November          Liverpool & London           The Guardian & Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg
Stanley deals in casinos partner
Stanley Leisure, Genting to create U.K. super-casinos

24th November          Liverpool & Malaysia           The Edge Daily
Genting poised to be major player in UK gaming scene

24th November          Missouri           BBC.co.uk
Do casinos bring riches to provincial towns? BBC N.A. business correspondent 

24th November          Liverpool           The Scotsman & Manchester Online
Stanley gambles on plan to open more UK casinos
Stanley bets on casinos


23rd November          London           Sheffield Hallam University & BBC.co.uk
Gambling reform reports rose-tinted, says new study
Gambling Bill 'could close pubs'

23rd November          London           The Times
Malaysian company joins UK casino spree

23rd November          London           BBC.co.uk
Crime fight tops Labour's agenda

23rd November          London           ePolitix.com
Queen's Speech: The text in full
Queen's Speech: The key details
The Gambling Bill although not mentioned specifically is one of three Bills that are carried over from the last session of Parliament.

23rd November          Liverpool & London           ThisisMoney/Evening Standard
Asian casinos firm in £47m UK swoop
The Standard reports that Genting's shareholding has been bought directly from Stanley Chairman and founder Leonard Steinberg.

23rd November          Liverpool           FT.com
Malaysia’s Genting raises stake in Stanley Leisure

23rd November          Liverpool           Reuters.co.uk & Bloomberg News
Stanley Leisure tightens Genting links
Stanley Leisure, Genting to Develop Super-Casinos

23rd November          Britain - Gaming Investments           The Independent
The Investment Column: Gaming sector is still a risky bet

23rd November          Liverpool           CBS Marketwatch
Stanley Leisure forms regional JV, sells chair's shares

23rd November          Liverpool & London           Stanley Leisure  - Press releases
Trading Statement - Stanley Leisure
Acquisition of Shares
Stanley are teaming up with Gentings International to go 50/50 in Maxims and also on the proposed regional casino at Elland Road, Leeds.

23rd November          Newcastle           ic Newcastle
Gambling all way to grave
The unfortunate story of Jack Lee, denied a £1 milion jackpot last month after a horses disqualification he was found dead at the weekend.


22nd November          Glasgow           Glasgow Evening Times
Glasgow fights for share of casinos

22nd November          London           Ham & High Broadway
Bets off for Ally Pally supercasino


21st November          London           The Observer
Can you bet on casino bosses?
An entertaining article that also reveals that the Gaming Board have no objections to tipping of casino staff being re-introduced.

21st November          London           Scotland on Sunday
Bond system a must to protect poor punters
Auditors looking for £3.6 million of funds belonging to 5,500 customers of Sporting Options have so far found  just over £100,000.

21st November          Glasgow           Glasgow Sunday Herald
Casino quota threatens £560m SECC plan

21st November          Scotland           Scottish Sunday Mail
Special report: Trump's bid to be casino king of Scotland


20th November          London           Daily Telegraph & Racing Post
Sporting Options founder ends up biggest creditor
Betdaq pledge to customers on 'seeding' - Registration required
Exchanges come under more scrutiny

20th November          London           The Times
Cards up its sleeve
The Times reports that Alan Goodenough could be preparing to make a return to the British casino business in partnership with the Hilton Group.

20th November          London           Financial Times
Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl's move into the world of casinos could hardly be better-timed
The FT has an excellent interview with Planet Hollywood founder Robert Earl.

20th November          Sheffield           Mail and Guardian
Wednesday's fan is full of woe
Not much do do with casinos but A & S Leisure's Dave Allen is Chairman and Wednesday is also my team.

20th November          South Wales           ic Wales/Western Mail - Columnist opinion
Gamble which will pay off


19th November          Gaming Investments           TheStreet.com
British Jackpot Not in Cards

19th November          London           CBI - Press release
Full speech given by Digby Jones to the British Casino Association - 11th November 2004

19th November          London           The Guardian
Premiership winners cost more at Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes estate of betting shops have 5,900 FOBT's that each make £550 a week gross.

19th November          London           The Melbourne Age
Blair ruling dims Packer's British casino plan


18th November          London           Local Government Association - Press release
LGA opposes casino cap - let local people decide

18th November          Sheffield           BBC.co.uk
Support for city 'super casino'

18th November          London           ThisisLondon/Evening Standard
Jowell's adviser 'quits over casino job request'
Gideon Hoffman head of gambling policy at the DCMS is understood to have resigned.

18th November          London           Bloomberg News & Reuters.co.uk
Hilton Group's Four-Month Earnings Rise 19% on Hotels, Betting
Soccer hits betting at Hilton


17th November          Yorkshire           Yorkshire Post
Super-casinos reform scaled back in Government U-turn

17th November          Yarmouth           Evening Daily Post
Setback in Yarmouth's casino bid

17th November          Coventry           ic Coventry & ic Birmingham/Birmingham Post
Arena casino - the options
City sweats on casinos verdict
Caborn's climbdown on casinos 
A look at what may happen to 9,000 sq mt's of space below the Jaquar Arena if Coventry is not allowed to have a regional casino.

17th November          London           The Times & Daily Telegraph
Gambling climbdown over super casinos
Ministers hedge their bets on casinos Bill

17th November          Scotland           Glasgow Herald
Casino ‘rethink’ follows gambling law change

17th November          London           The Guardian
Race begins to build first mega casinos

17th November          London           The Guardian
Gambling bill could lead to chaos - Letter from Professor Peter Collins.


16th November          London           The Guardian
Government compromises with cap on casinos

16th November          Manchester            Manchester Online
Jowell's U-turn on super-casinos

16th November          London            Government News Network/DCMS - Press release
NEW PROPOSAL ON REGIONAL CASINOS
Sports Minister Richard Cabornoutlined the new Government plans to the Gambling Bill Standing Committee this morning.

16th November          London            Reuters.co.uk
Government expected to allow fewer casinos
Far-reaching smoking ban proposed

16th November          London            The Guardian
Jowell will limit mega casinos to eight

16th November          London            The Scotsman/PA
'Super-Casinos' Cut to Eight in Gambling Reform Climbdown
Blair bows to pressure and agrees to keep casino numbers low

16th November          London            The Times
Full-scale retreat on super casinos sounded by Jowell

16th November          London & Geneva            The Guardian
Swiss lessons in taking a chance on super casinos
A look at how Switzerland went about regulating their new Class A and Class B casinos.



15th November          Nottingham            BBC Nottingham
Reward offered after casino raid
The independent Victoria Club in Nottingham is the latest British casino to be targeted by armed robbers. There is a £25,000 reward being offered.
- www.thevictoriaclub.co.uk

15th November          London            Reuters & BBC.co.uk
UK govt set to roll dice on casino operator quota
'Climbdown' on Vegas casino plans 
Reuters pins the super-casino number at between 6 and 10.

15th November          London            Bloomberg News
U.K. Gambling Bill to Set Initial Super-Casinos Limit
Bloomberg reports that the latest Government thinking on the number of super-casinos is 8.

15th November           Luton          Bloomberg News
Luminar First-Half Profit Declines 9.6% on Price Competition

15th November           London          The Independent & Daily Telegraph
Branson in move to take advantage of explosion in casinos
Branson could play the casino card amid gaming law changes
Re-writes of the earlier Guardian story.


14th November           London          The Guardian & BBC.co.uk
Branson set to spin the wheel on UK casinos
Virgin explores casino potential 
Sir Richard Branson has joined the BCA and looks set to open his first British casino sometime in the next 18 months.


13th November           Manchester         Manchester Online
The winner takes all

13th November           Sheffield          Sheffield Star
Sheffield told to fight for big casino jackpot

13th November           London & Las Vegas          Daily Telegraph
Americans try to bid up casino numbers

13th November           London          The Times Online
Gambling Bill may fuel crime, warns judge

13th November           London          The Times Online
Casino limit may infringe EU law
The opinion is from Lawyer Tony Wollenberg who's client is Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands.


12th November           Manchester          Manchester Online
Stakes raised in casino race
Of the 4 super-casinos planned for northwest England, 3 of them are now looky shaky.

12th November           London          ic Croydon
Keep 'super casino' outside town, says expert

12th November           London          The Guardian & Independent
Split delays debate on casinos
Government retreats on 'super-casinos'
The Government's changed plans on the number of super-casinos permitted are expected to be revealed on Tuesday 16th.

12th November           London          The Scotsman
Rebels set to force Jowell into U-turn over casinos


11th November           Newcastle          ic Newcastle/Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Tycoon to recruit locals for casino
More good press for Aspers and the article has an excellent picture of Damian Aspinall and  fiancee Donna Air.

11th November           Glasgow          Glasgow Evening Times
Dodgy bosses warning by U.S. in city's casino boom

11th November           London          ThisisLondon/London Evening Standard
New casinos climbdown

11th November           London          Ananova.com/PA & BBC.co.uk
Ministers accused of casino retreat
Super casino plans are revisited 

11th November           Sheffield          Yorkshire Post
MGM presents... a mega-casino
While all the attention was on Las Vegas, MGM Mirage also unveiled their plans for Sheffield.

11th November           London          The Guardian
Last-minute battle over casino numbers

11th November           Doncaster          Doncaster Today
Mayor rules out super-casino plan


10th November           Newcastle          ic Teeside/The Journal
Chinese gamble on casino
The Chinese Trade Minister has paid a visit to the "Aspers Training Academy" located in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle.

10th November           Scotland          Yahoo/Reuters & The Guardian 
Scotland bans smoking in public places - The ban may come into effect by Spring 2006. 
Scotland close to public smoking ban

10th November           Brighton & Hove          The Argus
Rivals team up to block casino bids - Story liable to change very shortly.

10th November           Wales          ic Wales/Western Mail
'One super-casino for Wales'

10th November           London          The Guardian & Daily Telegraph
Betting man gave Labour £50,000
Gambling tycoon gave £50,000 to Labour

10th November           London          The Independent
Claims of union support backfire on 'clean-living' Las Vegas gaming group
Gambling boss gave £50,000 donation to the Labour Party


9th November           London          London Evening Standard
Labour's £50,000 gambling gift row

9th November           Blackpool          Blackpool Today
Casino plans could favour other areas

9th November           London          The Times
Only six super-casino bids to get lucky with a licence
Updated earlier Times story with further details.

9th November           London          The Daily Mail
The great gambling climbdown

9th November           London          The Glasgow Herald
Las Vegas staff in super-casino warning
The GMB Union appear to have flown in 3 Las Vegas casino employees to meet Scottish MP's.

9th November           London          London Evening Standard
Plans may limit new generation of casinos
The Standard's article quotes 9 but Labour rebels want no more than 4 super-casinos.

9th November           London          The Guardian
Jowell bows to casino outcry
The Gambling Bill's Committee stage starts Tuesday 9th.

9th November           London          The Times
Only six super-casino bids to get lucky
The Times is reporting that only 6 super-casinos will get the go ahead under proposed amendments to the Gambling Bill.


8th November           Scotland          BBC Scotland, Glasgow Herald & Evening Times
SNP calls for gambling legal move
SNP sounds alarm on gambling ‘invasion’
MSPs 'should have power to stop casinos'

8th November           London          The Times
£33m cost of keeping Dome closed
Anschutz Entertainment Group's contract with Kerzner International for a casino at the Millennium Dome is completely dependent upon deregulation getting the green light.

8th November           London          The Times
Ritz casino plays hunt the princess
The Ritz casino are going through the courts to get paid £2 million allegedly lost by Malaysia's Princess Arina Binti Abdullah in 2003.


7th November           London          Daily Mail
What are they hiding?
Government Ministers and Civil Servants refuse to answer questions from Tory MP's and the Daily Mail about who and when they have met representatives of the U,S. casino industry.

7th November           U.K.          Letters to the press
Poor odds for super-casinos - The Times
No control from casinos - South Wales Evening Post

7th November           London          The Scotsman
Camelot Warns Against Breaking Up Lottery Licence


6th November           Scotland          The Scotsman - Alex Salmond
Tote survives testing times to reach 75

6th November           London          Daily Telegraph
Stanley angered by casino 'U-turn'
British casinos are overplaying their hand
The Telegraph reveals that there is a major split in the BCA over the letter send to MP's ahead of the Gambling Bill's second reading. Stanley taking opposing sides to Gala, Rank and LCI.

6th November           Bradford          ThisisBradford/Telegraph & Argus
Wheels spin at city's giant casino
Gala Casinos newest operation opened at the Leisure Exchange on Vicar Lane on November 4th. The premises have 21 tables and 40 electonic games.

6th November           London          The Guardian
Labour accused over gambling committee
Of the 14 Labour MP's scrutinising the gambling bill 7 are fron constituancies with plans for major casinos.


5th November           London          GMG Union/Union Network
GMB launches campaign against passive smoking in casinos
The GMB Union have sent a letter to all British casino operators about the dangers of second hand smoke in the workplace.

5th November           Around Britain          Provincial Press
Town hedges its bets on new casino - Croydon
Gambling palace on the cards - It looks like something from Cinderella - Blackpool

5th November           Glasgow          Glasgow Evening Times
Expert warns of health problems in casino city
Casinos must not gamble with health
Mark Griffith's warnings on gambling addiction have made headlines across the UK today, Especially in Glasgow where there are plans for 5 more casinos.

5th November           Birmingham          Birmingham Post
Casino threat to British life
The Director General of the CBI, Digby Jones believes that super-casinos could damage the moral fabric of Britain.

5th November           London          Politics.co.uk
Howard steps up attack over casinos
It now appears that contrary to Tessa Jowell's statement in the House of Commons that the DCMS have been in direct discussions with U.S. casino operators over tax issues.

5th November           London          Reuters.co.uk
Firms say casino gamble could leave them broke

5th November           London          The Independent
Rule change 'could let Mafia run casinos' UK'
The "fit and proper" clause for owners will apparenty become an "integrity competance" test.

5th November           London          British Medical Journal - Editorial
Betting your life on it - Problem gambling has clear health related consequences

5th November           London          Daily Telegraph, The Scotsman & Daily Mail
Child abuse fears over Gambling Bill
Health experts warn against Gambling Bill
Gambling 'can lead to child abuse'
Reports based on findings by Mark Griffiths, professor of gambling studies at Nottingham Trent University and published in the British Medical Journal.


4th November           U.K. News          BBC.co.uk
100th birthday wins £12,500 bet - William Hill securing another publicity coup!

4th November           Blackpool          The Stage
Gaming bill storm boosts Blackpool’s Vegas hopes

4th November           Salford & Blackpool          The Salford Advertiser
Grand plan is slammed
Blackpool and Salford both believe in the individual merits of their plans for regional casinos.

4th November           London          The Times
Attack on gambling deal 'cover-up'
Real winners in reform of gambling - The Times letters

4th November           London          The Independent
Jowell 'tried to cover up talks on casinos'

4th November           London          The Guardian
Blair fields casino question
Blair has not met the gambling lobby - Guardian letters

4th November           London          Daily Telegraph
Casino contract for Labour donor


3rd November           London          Daily Telegraph
High stakes for the quango queen
An indepth interview with Penelope Cobham Chairman of the British Casino Association.

3rd November           London          BBC.co.uk
Casino corruption claim 'absurd'
Howard accuses Blair of casino 'corruption'

3rd November           London          The Scotsman/SA
Angry Blair Rejects 'Casino Corruption' Claim

3rd November           London          ThisisLondon/Evening Standard
Pro-casino MPs put on gambling committee

3rd November           Around Britain          Provincial Press/Websites
New casino "Will boost bay tourism" claim - Torquay Herald Express
'Only 2 Welsh super casinos' - Western Mail
Ms Jowell, the game is up on this casino Bill - Western Mail
Casinos - County MP's were split - Gloucestershire Echo
Foster backs casinos plan - Worcester Evening News
First Scottish casino licence for Rank - Leisure Opportunities

3rd November           Scotland          Daily Record & Edinburgh Evening News
Super-Casinos blacked by Jack
McConnell vow to stop 'Vegas' casinos 
First Minister Jack McConnell is quoted as saying he will do everything in his poewers to keep super-casinos out of Scotland.

3rd November           London          Daily Telegraph
Casino Bill suffers blow

3rd November           London          The Guardian
Executive asks Blair to explain casino row
Quit while you're ahead - Guardian Leader
Blackpool's winning bet - Guardian letters, including one from the GMB Union.

3rd November           Glasgow          Glasgow Herald
Dossier of complaint against casino billionaire
The American Union Unite Here who have teamed up with the GMB Union have put together a dossier on Sheldon Adelson who plans to develop Ibrox Sands with with Glasgow Rangers.


2nd November           Las Vegas & Manchester          Las Vegas Sun
BMI inaugurates McCarran service
BMI will fly 3 times a week direct from Manchester to Las Vegas.  - www.flybmi.com

2nd November           London          Financial Times
Jowell offers MPs further curbs on big casinos

2nd November           Around Britain          Provincial Press/Websites
MP rules Sheffield out of casino plans - Sheffield Star
Super-Casino Not for City - Plymouth Evening Herald
Casinos: It's up to you!  - Blackpool Today

2nd November           Scotland          Glasgow Evening Times
Executive will decide if casinos are built

2nd November           London          The Daily Telegraph - Opinion
Take a tip from Mississippi Blackjack Lil  - Tipping dealers gets a mention.  :)

2nd November           London          The Times
Where casinos are being planned
The Times has a detailed list of Planning applications and press cuttings that puts the number of new casinos at a possible 173.

2nd November           London          BBC.co.uk
Lobby war looms as UK firms allot £1m to fight bill
The Guardian reveals that BACTA has promised £1 million to fight off U.S. invaders and in securing changes to the Gambling Bill.  - www.bacta.org.uk

2nd November           London          Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Independent & Guardian
Gambling revolt halves Blair's majority
Labour rebellion could force gambling rethink
Labour MPs vent their anger at gambling reforms by halving Government's majority
Casino concessions fail to sway Labour rebels

2nd November           London          Bloomberg News
U.K. Government Gambling Bill Passes First Parliamentary Hurdle

2nd November           Scotland          The Glasgow Herald
Jowell promises casino control

2nd November           Wales          iCWales/Western Mail & BBC Wales
Wales mega-casinos fear
Welsh MPs fail in casino protest

2nd November           London          BBC.co.uk
MPs back gambling laws shake-up


1st November           London          The Times
Rank preparing to demerge unit in £600m listing

1st November           Scotland          Daily Record
I'll use TV £125K to play Poker

1st November           London          The Times
Backbench revolt hits Labour’s casino plans

1st November           London          Reuters.co.uk
Government survives gambling reform rebellion

1st November           London          Yahoo/AP
British Gambling Bill Clears Big Hurdle
The final vote was 286 to 212 and the Bill will now pass into the Committee stage.

1st November          London          BBC.co.uk
Gambling reform 'to protect weak'

1st November           Wales & London          BBC Wales
Welsh MPs join casinos protest

1st November           London          The Scotsman
Ministers Braced for Casinos Backlash

1st November           London          The Daily Mail
Jowell: Gambling Bill 'could create more addicts'
 
 

1st November           London          BBC Radio 4 - The Today Programme 
"The overriding concern of this Bill is public protection."
Tessa Jowell faced some tough questions from John Humphrys on this morning's Today Programme. A must listen!

1st November           London          ekklesia.co.uk
Church leaders criticise 'contradiction' in Gambling Bill

1st November           Problem Gambling - Blackpool          BBC.co.uk
'My life in slot machine slavery'
The story of one slot addict in Blackpool who started playing machines at the age of 10. The town already has some 5,000 AWP's and Britain is unique in permitting children to play.

1st November           London          Yahoo/AFP
Gov't faces parliamentary anger over liberal gambling laws

1st November           London          The Daily Telegraph
Britain deeply divided over casinos

1st November           London          The Daily Telegraph & Independent
Hilton plans return to betting tables under new gaming laws
Hilton plans Blackpool 'super-casino'

1st November           London          BBC.co.uk, The Daily Mail & Reuters.co.uk
Labour faces gambling rebellion
MPs plot rebellion over Gambling Bill
MPs to wrangle over casino bill

1st November           London          The Guardian
Jowell defends 'super casinos' bill
Jowell may delay super casinos as revolt looms
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell was speaking on GMTV this morning. On Sunday morning she was interviewed on Breakfast with Frost.

1st November           London          The Times
Caution on gambling - Letter from Lady Littler former Chairman of the Gaming Board.
 




 
 

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