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7th July

London & Wolverhampton            Best Invest/
Arena Leisure Plc - Outcome of Planning Inquiry for Wolverhampton Racecourse

Melbourne & Sydney            Sydney Morning Herald
No pot of gold but Tatt's has lot of promise

Macau            The Hong Kong Standard
VIP gaming junkets a jackpot for agents
A look inside the extremely lucrative world of junket operators in Macau.

London            New Media Age
Trade bodies merge to form Remote Gambling Association
Amazingly, when checked both bodies have yet to update their websites!.
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Barstow, California            L.A. Times
Barstow Hatching Who-Needs-Vegas Plan

Melbourne            Bloomberg News, Seven News & Herald Sun
Tattersall's Shares Surge on First Day of Trading
Tattersall's shares soar on ASX debut
Tatts off and running
Share Price -

Biloxi, Mississippi            Biloxi Sun-Herald
Two dead bodies found near separate casinos

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia            Biloxi Sun-Herald
British casinos have 30 days to appeal

Richmond, B.C. & Aurora, Ontario            Stockhouse Canada
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Enters into Agreement for the Purchase of Flamboro Downs from Magna Entertainment Corp.
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Inglewood, California & Kentucky            The Daily Breeze
Inglewood's Hollywood Park sold off for $260 million

Inglewood, California & Kentucky            Yahoo/Business Wire
Churchill Downs Incorporated to Sell Hollywood Park to Bay Meadows Land Company

6th July

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz
POKER POPULARITY: LET'S MAKE A DEAL - Vendors find they can cash in at World Series event

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal - John L. Smith
Let's face facts in the case of Roy Horn: Mauling is what tigers do

Hong Kong & Macau            Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg News
Chief exec: Galaxy's sale would boost casino funding in Macau
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia            East Malaysian Daily Express
Osu's RM7.1m gambling debt
An almost full transcription of the judges ruling against Ritz Casinos debt recovery attempt.

New York            Yahoo/Business Wire
James B. Perry Appointed CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.

New Zealand            PrimeZone Media
Monte Carlo Millions Poker Tournament Guarantees $3 Million Prize Pool, The Largest In European History

New Zealand            Ivanhoe/The Journal of the American Medical Association
Gambler's Personality Resembles That of Substance Abuser

London & Singapore            Bloomberg News
Singapore's Lee to meet Bush, Vegas casino operators in U.S.

London & Singapore            Yahoo UK/AFP
London wins right to host 2012 Olympics
An amazing turnaround in the last two months and up until the moment of the announcement the British capital was still trading at 3 to 1 on Betfair.

London & Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia   & New Straits Times
Casinos' Counsel Waiting For Instructions To Appeal On Ex-CM's Debt
Denied: Bid to collect ex-CMís debt by casinos

London & Malaysia            Yahoo Asia/AP
Malaysian court quashes London casino's bid to recover huge gambling debt from politician
The Ritz Hotel Casino has failed in a Malaysian court to recover a gambling debt of more than 7 million ringgit (US$1.8 million).

Singapore            Yahoo Asia/Dow Jones & Reuters
Tattersall's Expected To Make Strong ASX Debut
Tattersall's IPO pricing at A$3.00-3.10/shr
For 101 years Tattersall's has operated as a trust benefitting the 2,500 descendants and staff of 12 individuals originally named in the will of founder George Adams.

Singapore            Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Singapore PM To Meet Casino Operators During US Visit

Alpharetta, Georgia  
High Roller Lifestyle Magazine Announces a Grand Event in Vegas and a New Distribution Deal with, Barnes and Noble and Books a Million

Glasgow            Glasgow Evening Times
Casino staff in pay ballot

London            The Guardian 6 Daily Telegraph
William Hill scores on football
Staying ahead of the handicapper is getting harder for William Hill

Hollywood, Florida            Miami Herald
2,200-space parking garage soon to go up at Seminoles' casino

Queensland, Australia   & The Courier-Mail
Australia's Unitab grabs strategic stake in Sky City
Unitab bet on blue Sky
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Syracuse, New York            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Land claim decision could affect gambling operations in New York

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Speaker Series at 36th Annual World Series of Poker to Provide Counsel to Main Event Hopefuls

5th July

Liverpool            icCheshire/Liverpool echo
Millionaire's pledge on hotels and casino

Blackpool            Blackpool Today
Casino staff win pay deal - CASINO workers on the Fylde coast are poised to accept a new pay deal.

Budapest, Hungary  
Electronic Casinos Crap Out in Gambling Law Shuffle
New gaming laws will double taxes on slots and forbid slot halls from using the word "casino".

London            The Times
FA Cup and Royal Ascot boost William Hill

Florida - Indian Gaming            St. Peterburg Times
Tribe faulted for not warning its casino patrons

Yunnan, China & Myanmar            China View/Xinhua & People's Daily/Xinhua
Casinos bordering Yunnan closed
Casinos bordering SW China closed due to crackdown on gambling in China

London            Best Invest/ & MSN Money/Reuters
William Hill PLC - Pre close period trading statement
William Hill says sporting results improve
Share Price -

South Africa  
Aristocrat sells African stake
"Matemeku Investments"

Port Canaveral            Sun-Sentinel & Orlando Sentinel
3 casino ship guards accused of grand theft
Guards charged in casino ship theft - Officials think the trio stole $100,000 over five weeks
Sterling Casino management have apparently so far recovered over $90,000 in cash.

Port Canaveral            Florida Today
$100,000 stolen from casino ship - 3 security employees charged

Nova Scotia  
N.S. signs lucrative deal with casino operators
Province expects to win with casino contract
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4th July

Hong Kong & Macau  
Rift widens in HK business family

London & Liverpool            GMB Union - press release
Stanley Casino staff to be balloted on improved pay offer
GMB reps have apparently secured a new offer of 3.5% or £600 a year, whichever is the greater.
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Macau            Hong Kong Standard
$600m loan sought for Macau project

Nova Scotia, Canada            Stockhouse Canada
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: Amendment Of Operating Contract

Nottingham            Leisure Opportunities
Gala buys Club 2000 for £18m

Detroit, Michigan            Crains Detroit
Ilitch makes moves in California, New York to expand casino empire

Baguio City, Philappines            Manila Standard
Camp John Hay casino bucked

Gardena, California            The Daily Breeze
After slow start both Gardena, Hustler win with casino
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Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas: Internet Casino holds conference at Mandalay

Las Vegas   
Cabbie Kickbacks: Tipping or Extortion?
Cabbie Kickbacks Corruption - Part 2

Asunción, Paraguay  
Acusan a "Calé" de impedir la apertura de casino electrónico

New Orleans  
Video Poker Could Face $100 Million Makeover

Johannesburg            Business Report
HCI launches hostile bid to take control of Johnnic

Edmonton, Canada   Journal
Too soon to tell if bingo attendance drop is due to smoking ban

New York   & Monterey Herald/AP
Cayuga Nation Catskill casino plans move forward
Last of the Borscht Belt resorts - Kutsher's still going in Catskills

Indiana & New York            Indianapolis Star
Trump's not planning to cash out of Indiana

3rd July

Malta            Malta Today
Casinò di Venezia director suspended after clash with GWU

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Downtown Dealt Out - Move to Rio of event held annually at Binion's shrinks revenue along Fremont Street

Macau            Ponto Final
Crescimento nos casinos baixa para metade

Detroit, Michigan & Long Island, New York            Detroit News
Ilitch enmeshed in N.Y. casino dispute

Michigan            Detroit News
Six proposed casinos may be a loser's bet

Las Vegas            The Sunday Telegraph
Poker professionals face the ultimate challenge: how to bluff a robot

Bedford            Bedford Today
Caramba, I've been conned - Police alert after Spanish lottery 'winner' hands over £24,000

London            ThisisMoney/Evening Standard - 1st July
£4m Lotto claim with 35 minutes left

Moscow            Sunday Herald
Last roll of the dice as Russia cracks down on casinos

Aruba            Observer/Guardian
Darkness falls on paradise island - The disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway

St. Petersburg, Florida  
After MORE problems - "The Ocean Jewel" ok'd to sail again

Las Vegas            Reno Gazette-Journal
Mexican fighter dies after Vegas bout

2nd July

Las Vegas & San Juan, Costa Rica            Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Self-made multimillionaire and Las Vegas high roller Chopot slain in Costa Rica

Nova Scotia & Ontario, Canada            The Globe and Mail
Legalizing VLTs no answer, Ontario detective says

Reno, Nevada            Reno Gazette-Journal
Station plans Reno casino near convention center

Malta            The Times of Malta
GWU 'saves' jobs at Vittoriosa casino

London            The Times Online
Holding hands with lady luck

Las Vegas            MSNBC/AP
World Series of Poker not just manís game - Several women poised to win main event, which would be a first

London            The Independent
PartyGaming float boosts Gala's £2bn listing plan
The success of Party Gaming's IPO now apears to have Gala looking at taking a similar route.

Illinois           Chicago Business/AP
Blago to name former judge to Gaming Board

Kingston, Guyana            Stabroek news
Hotel Casino planned for Kingston seawall

1st July

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming stocks rebound in quarter - Earnings seen to trigger further climb in July
$1 deal for Vegas slogan defended

Las Vegas & Reno            Las Vegas Sun
Landry's exec denies there is deal with Tamares
Station purchases another Reno site for development

U.S.            Las Vegas Sun
Southern Baptists cancel plans to help find gambling machines - S. Carolina
Woman auctions forehead for tattoo for $10,000 - Utah

London & Rhode Island            Wembley Plc - Press release
Wembley - Update on US sale process
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Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Purchase of Bet the Set '21'(TM) from Magnum Gaming, Inc.

Guildford, Surrey            Surrey Advertiser
Casino in bid to up the stakes

London            The Guardian
PartyGaming stakes get higherShare Price

Detroit            Detroit Free Press
Kilpatrick has plan to tax winners at Detroit's casinos

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Boyd: Diversity numbers good for small company

Carson City & Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta
$10 million infusion is approved for Barrick

Alberta, Canada            CBC Calgary
Edmonton goes smoke free Friday

Salt Lake City, Utah   - Press release
Utah Woman Uses Head to Get Child in School - Pushes Envelope With Lifetime Ad Campaign
Another sick and stupid stunt from the Internet casino.

Los Angeles            Yahoo/Business Wire
WPT Enterprises Clarifies Reasons for Resignation of Auditor
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Sacramento & Washington            San Diego Union-Tribune & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Measure to restrict casinos to Indian land moves along
Feinstein bill to block San Pablo casino passes Senate committee

Macau            China View/Xinhua News
Casinos earnings see rise in 1st half of year in Macao
Macau's 17 casinos won 3.5 billion patacas (U.S. $437 million) in June, up 17% from June 2004.

Las Vegas            Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs Contracts with Atlantis Paradise Island Casino and 14 Other Casino Properties

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