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14th April, 2005.

Singapore           CNN/Reuters
Casinos look set to invade Singapore

Miami, Florida           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Florida Gaming Summit to Examine Critical Issues Facing State

Kiel, Germany           ISA-Casinos - Fluxx press release
FLUXX takes national lottery to the supermarket checkout

London - Online Gambling           Net Imperative & Silicon.com
Europeans flock to gambling sites
Broadband fuels online gambling boom
Techies win big on Grand National
Amazing statistics on the growth of online gambling in the UK. On Grand National day William Hill's website had 25,000 online at peak times and the company handled 30,000 new signups.

Carson City, Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
NEVADA GAMING COMMISSION: Moran resigns after nine months

Online Marketing           St. Petersburg Times/AP & PRWeb.com
Internet casino buys monkey name
GoldenPalace.com Closes Ebay's World Famous Pink Bunny Poker Auction for $15,100
- www.pinkbunnypoker.com & www.goldenpalacemonkey.com

Singapore           Yahoo Asia/AP
Singapore to announce decision on casino next week

Canada           Canada.com/National Post
The gaming jackpot: Gambling stocks are hot -- and things are getting even better

Detroit & Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Michigan Gaming Control Board Approves the Transfer of Mandalay's Interest in the MotorCity Casino

Australia & London           The Australian
Betfair in $50m carrot

Basingstoke, Hampshire           Basingstoke and North Hampshire Gazette
Gambling ring member lost £60,000 in raid

Problem Gambling           MedicineNet.com
Problem Gamblers Show Brain Impairment

Singapore           Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones & Nasdaq/Dow Jones
Singapore Likely To OK Casino, May Issue 2 Licenses
Singapore Government: 2.1% Of Adults At Risk From Gambling
The Singapore Government will officially announce on Monday, 18th if casinos will be allowed, it does appear however to be already a done deal.

Thailand & Cambodia           MCOT.org
Thai holidaymakers flock to Cambodian border casinos

Mexico           La Crónica de Hoy
Modificarán dictamen que autoriza los casinos
 


 
 
13th April, 2005.

Springfield, Illinois           Quad Cities Online/The Dispatch
Rep floats bill to outlaw casinos

Online Gambling           World Peace Herald/UPI
The Web: New rules for online gambling

Myanmar & Ruili, China           Newsday.com/Los Angeles Times 
Beijing's Losing Hand
A look at the massive casinos in Myanmar just over the border from China. Some now closed but others apparently still doing a very brisk trade.

Michigan & Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP
Sale of MotorCity Casino to Ilitch OK'd
- www.ilitchholdings.comwww.motorcitycasino.com

Berlin, Germany           Yahoo Germany/AFP & Das Spiegel
Eichel will Casinos stärker besteuern
Eichel will Casinos schröpfen
In addition to paying local taxes averaging around 80% Germany's Spielbanks are now faced with additional federal sales taxes.

Broward County, Florida           Miami Herald
Trump: Partner cheated me out of deal

Liverpool           icLiverpool/Liverpool Daily Post
Stanley joins battle to run super casino

Online Gambling           American Society of International Law
WTO Softens Earlier Condemnation of U.S. Ban on Internet Gambling

London & Tasmania           News.com.au/The Australian
Betfair bids for Tasmanian licence

Gold Coast, Queensland           Daily Telegraph
Gamble on upgrade is a punt on smokers
Conrad Jupiters refurbishment will result is some machines and tables being placed partially outdoors.

Nevada           Las Vegas Sun
Bill to limit gamers on ads is withdrawn
LV visitor volume rises
Aladdin getting in on time-share trend

Arizona - Indian Gaming           Christian Science Monitor - Comment
Casinos no salvation for native Americans

Boston & Costa Rica           Wired.com/AP
12 Indicted in Offshore Gambling Ring
 


 
 
12th April, 2005.

Las Vegas           Reuters
MGM Mirage hires Pelli to design Las Vegas resort
Yahoo/Reuters Photo
www.cesar-pelli.com & www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Petronas_Towers.html

Auckland, New Zealand           Scoop.co.nz
18 months after new Gambling Act

Manila           The Philappine Star
Jumbo Kingdom has no permit for casino ó Atienza

Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City
Casino win springs to March record

Switzerland           Swiss Info
Casinos hit the jackpot
Win at Switzerlands's casinos in 2004 was SFr769 million ($645 million), an increase of 37%.
www.switzerlandcasinos.ch

Coventry           BBC.co.uk & icCoventry
City casino given the go ahead
Gaming licence for Arena casino
Isle of Capri have received a licence under the 1968 Gaming Act to open a casino at the Coventry Arena which is presently under construction.

Madeira Beach, Florida           St. Petersburg Times
Crash unsettles gamblers

Nevada           KVBC.com  - April 7th
First Of Its Kind Bust Nets Two Alleged Gambling Chip Cheaters
The two individuals arrested counterfeited chips from at least 8 separate casinos. The total amount involved is so far not known.

Nevada           KVBC.com 
Secret Service Investigates Counterfeit $10's Around Nevada
$50,000 has so far been found and the forgereies are not being detected by bill acceptors.

Niagara Falls, Canada           CNW Telbec
St. Catharines resident wins more than $2.3 million at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort

Atlantic City           The Star-Ledger/AP
Trump forced to yield power at A.C. casinos

Macau           Yahoo Aus/ASia Pulse
Macao's GDP Growth Rate May Slow This Year: Senior Official

Hong Kong           KeralaNext.com & Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Asia ; Macau gambling shares in spotlight as investor interest gains
HK Bourse: Release from Melco Intl Devt On Connected Deal

Louisiana & Washington           USA Today
Unfolding scandal tears at tribe with leading role

Las Vegas           The Omaha Channel
Wayne Newton Leaves Stardust - Casino Legends Museum Closes Suddenly
www.Vegas4Visitors.com

Gold Coast, Queensland           Tabcorp - Press release
$53.5m upgrade at Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast
www.conrad.com.au/jupiters
 


 
 
11th April, 2005.

Tirana, Albania           Forbes/AP
Hyatt Regency Hotel Co. Wins Casino Bid
Greek Hotel Company Picked To Build Casino in Albania
Hyatt Regency was chosen on Monday by the Albanian Ministery of Finance to build a casino in Tirana. The property will have an initial 15 year operating license.

Paradise Island, Bahamas           The Nassau Guardian
Kerzner loses UK casino bid

Tampa & St Petersburg, Florida           Tampa Tribune & St. Petersburg Times
Fired Up 'Apprentice' Contestant Arrested At Casino
Casino shuttle boat hits bridge barrier

Mexico City           La Crónica de Hoy
¿Casinos?: PRI vs PAN

San Jose, Costa Rica           Al Día
Casinos abrirían sólo por 18 horas

Manila, Philappines           The Philippine Star
The Jumbo: Resto or casino ?
An image of the Jumbo Palace Manila can be found @ www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/photo/2004/04/07/2003120751

Singapore           The Business Times
We're committed to S'pore, casino or no: Star Cruises
We have more than just Universal

London & Australia           The Daily Telegraph
Betfair on course for Australia

India & Australia           The Telegraph - Calcutta
Aussie firm plans gaming R&D unit
Tabcorp are looking at India as the location for the companies software development.

Geneva & New York           CIO Today
WTO Revises Guidelines on Internet Gambling

Victoria, Australia           The Melbourne Age
How Government is fighting problem gambling

Singapore           Borneo Bulletin/AFP
US theme park giant in Singapore casino bid
 


 
 
10th April, 2005.

London & Las Vegas           Reno Gazette-Journal
Las Vegas: U.K.ís gambling bill leaves giants in cold

London           The Sunday Telegraph
Philip Green's big wins play havoc with casino group's profit
The Sunday Telegraph have named Bhs and the Arcadia group owner Philip Green as the player who was partly responsible for LCI's profit warning last week.

London           The Observer/Guardian
Casino hope crumbles for Dome owner

London          The Observer/Guardian
Triads 'infiltrate' Soho casino
Napoleon's Casino in Leicester Square owned by A & S Leisure is the subject of a Gaming Board investigation into alleged money laundering and loan sharking activities.
- www.asleisure.co.uk/casinos/london

Mexico           Arizona Republic
Mexico pressured to lift casino ban - Some lawmakers aim to lure tourists

London           Canoe CNEWS/Canadian Press
Online gambling operators cheer U.K. commission
Chartwell Technology welcomes British move towards regulated online gambling

Deauville, France           The Observer/Guardian - Victoria Coren
Where seaside gambles are a smart move

London           The Times
Directors' Deals: Online betting firmís founder scoops a £6.5m jackpot
Mark Blandford the founder of Sporting Bet has sold 2.5 million shares at 260p. He still holds 12 million shares, around 4% of the company.
 


 
 
9th April, 2005.

Mississippi           The Sun-Herald
Governor signs casino protection bill into law

Singapore           The Malaysian Star
Genting and Universal Studios bid for Sentosa casino
Genting's partnership with Universal Studios is their second, they also have a joint plan with subsidiary Star Cruises for Singapore's Marina Bayfront.

Geneva & Nevada           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Official: WTO ruling on Internet gaming doesn't affect Nevada

Geneva           Straits Business Times/New York Times
US can maintain many of its curbs on Net gambling

New Zealand           Hawkes Bay Today
'Casino' in name isn't so lucky

Singapore           Today Online/Channel News Asia
Public to get a 'full account' on casino decision in Parliament
 


 
 
8th April, 2005.

Sydney, Australia & Moscow           Sydney Morning Herald
Aristocrat alters tack for Russia

New Orleans           Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Fitzgeralds new owner loses appeal of reverse discrimination hiring case

London          FT.com - Rank Group Press release
Rank Group PLC - UK Gambling Act
A quick summary of the main casino related aspoects of what is now the new Gambling Act.

London          This is Money, Reuters & The Scotsman
Bill changes will 'deprive small towns'
Battle Over, War Continues for Gambler's Money
Minister Hints at New Bid for Super-Casinos

London          Interactive Investor/AFX, The Guardian & The Scotsman
Gala preparing for IPO - report
Gala to try its luck on the stock market
Bingo Hall Chain Eyes Flotation - Report
Gala joins a list of companies already thought to be planning IPO's on London's markets. These include Party Gaming, Cassava Enterprises, Betfair and IG Index.
- www.galagroup.co.uk

London & U.S.         City Wire & UK-Wire.co.uk
US may open up for Sportingbet
Sportingbet Plc ('Sportingbet' or the 'Company')
Outlook on the future of Sportingbet following the WTO Antigua V's USA ruling and the passing of the Gambling Bill.

London          Local Government Association - Press release
Gambling legislation gives local people a greater say

Blackpool & Manchester         Blackpool Today & NEM Advertiser
Bets off until late 2006 for casino choice
Sportcity or Blackpool for local super casino 
Blackpool may have to wait until late 2006 to see if the towns plans have been successful.

Macau          Yahoo/AFP
Macau's quality of life drops as cranes and casinos move in

Geneva          International Herald Tribune
Ruling on casinos is unclear

Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun 
Players have good month in Nevada casinos
In February table games on the Las Vegas Strip won more than slots. $232.8 million and $224.4 million respectively.

Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Las Vegas Sands, buoyed by success, is eager to expand

Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada casinos win $909.5 million in February

Carson City, Nevada          Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada Feb. casino gambling revenue rises 3.8%
 

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