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14th July

Casino plan for car factory site

Las Vegas           Harrah's WSOP - Media update
2005 World Series of Poker - End of Day Five Report (Word 767k)

Mike Matusow is the chip leader with $5,140,000. Phil Ivey is second on $4,635,000. Play resumes at Binions in downtown Las Vegas from 12.00 pm PST. The 27 players remaining are guaranteed at least $304,680. 7 from the 27 are Europeans,  including 3 Brits.
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Jakarta, Indonesia           The Jakarta Post
Big gambling centers left untouched

Moscow           ITAR-TASS
Federal Council endorsed amendments to Law on Advertising that limits gambling

Evesham, Worcestershire           ThisisEvesham/Evesham Journal
Council in a spin over casino plans

Michigan           Detroit Free Press
Court rules against man who says casino won't pay slot winnings

Las Vegas & London           Yahoo/PRNewswire - 13th July
VendingData(TM) Corporation Engages Gaming Industry Veteran to Head International Sales Effort - Simon Herbert.

Perth, Australia           The West Australian
Burswood warns: Ban casino smoking and lose high-rollers

The Philappines           The Manila Times
Another casino to open in Rizal

Macau           China View/Xinhua
Illegal casino busted in Macao

Hungary           Budapest Sun
Casino city to rival Vegas?
The villiages of Hegyeshalom and Bezenye Gyôr-Moson-Sopron county near the Slovak and Austrian borders.

Hungary           The Budapest Times - 11th July
Gaming industry says rules unfair

Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
$1 billion won by casinos in May - Wynn opening aids second-best month ever after March

Malaysia           Hong Kong Standard
Top Malaysian politician quits in gambling debt row

Iowa           Des Moins Register
Casinos take in record $1 billion
- - The Iowa Gaming Association.

Washington - Indian Gaming           Las Vegas Sun
Tribal casinos win $19.4 billion in '04
NIGA reports that the U.S's 367 tribal casinos won $19.4 billion in 2004, up 15% from 2003.

Blackpool           Blackpool Today
Casino staff win pay deal - CASINO workers on the Fylde have won their battle for better pay

Ottawa, Canada           The Globe and Mail
Gambling inquiry overdue, study says

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Journals
Poker star's bid for WPT expires

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Trump the star of the show in condo resort groundbreaking
Developer breaks ground on first Las Vegas venture
The Donald's ex-wife plans Ivana Las Vegas condominiums

13th July

Las Vegas           Harrah's WSOP - Media update
2005 World Series of Poker - End of Day Four Report (Word 740k)
Tim Phan is the chip leader with $3,244,000. The only female player left in the tournament is Tiffany Williamson from London who has $1,992,000. Play resumes at the Rio Wednesday from 12.00 pm PST. The 58 players remaining are guaranteed at least $145,875.

New York & Los Angeles           CNN Money
World Poker Tour dips as bid evaporates
Poker ace goes for broke on stock - 8th July

Victoria, Australia           Sydney Morning Herald
Tattersall's to renew lottery licence
Tattersall's operates around 13,500 slots in Victoria on a license due to expire in 2012.

Las Vegas           USA Today
Trump breaks ground on luxury Las Vegas Strip hotel-condo

Malaysia           Today Online & New Straits Times
Senior Malaysian politician resigns over British gambling debt
Osu folds - Former Sabah CM quits Umno post over gambling scandal

Malaysia           The Malay Mail
RM158mil within seven months
Unspecified amount of debt with Melbourne casino settled
More revelations about Former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Osu Sukam's gambling debts.

Glasgow           Glasgow Evening Times & Socialist Worker
Pay deal halts casino strike threat
Casino workers win better deal from Stanley Leisure

Las Vegas           Santa Cruz Sentinel/AP - Adam Goldman
Raymer Takes Hits at World Series of Poker

Carson City, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun - Cy Ryan 
Wynn resort boosts record May gaming win - Vegas locals market also remains hot

Canada           The Globe and Mail
Gambling industry probe urged
The Law Commission of Canada is calling for a federal inquiry into the countries $13-billion gambling industry.

Sydney & Cardiff 
Packer wins Cardiff casino bid

Sydney & Cardiff           Australian Financial Review & ABC News online
Packer wins UK casino contract
Packer consortium wins casino contract in Wales

Tasmania & London  Mercury
State set to punt on exchanges
Betfair look set to land a license in Tasmania that will also bring onboard Kerry Packers PBL.

Jakarta, Indonesia           Jakarta Post
No gambling in 3 days: City police
Police have set up a special SMS number (1717) for informants to report gambling operations.

Missouri           St. Louis Business Journal
Survey: Missouri casino workers happier than most
- - Missouri Riverboat Gaming Association.

12th July

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London           Malaysian Daily Express
Osu gambled RM63.1m at Ritz

The Daily Express has a detailed breakdown of the Chief Ministers gambling in 2002 that must have been obtained from court records in London.

Las Vegas           Harrah's WSOP - Media update
2005 World Series of Poker - End of Day Three Report (Word 812k)

Defending champion Greg "Fossil Man" Raymer has taken over the chip lead with $1,064,000. Day 2 leader Rod Pardey Jr. from Las Vegas is just behind on $1,041,000. Play resumes at the Rio Tuesday from 12.00 pm PST. The 185 players remaining are guaranteed at least $39,075.

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
ONLINE GUY: Poker tourney pits robot vs. robot
- (The link went through to a UNICEF site when visited)

Las Vegas           The Ledger/AP
World Series of Poker enters third round with 279 players left

Washington           American Gaming Association - Press release
Casino industry announces 2005 Gaming Hall of Fame inductees

Indonesia           Jakarta Post
Sutanto orders crackdown on gambling dens

U.S. - Problem gambling  &
Study Links Parkinson's Drug to Gambling
Dopamine agonist therapy for Parkinson's disease may lead to problem gambling

Los Angeles & Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
WPT Enterprises Does Not Expect Additional Information before Lapse of Unsolicited Offer

Albuqueque, New Mexico 
Tribe to pay N.M. $24M in gambling suit

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Second Casino Marketing Conference Begins Sunday: Binion to Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement

U.S. & Chile           Yahoo/San Diego Transcript
International Thunderbird announces private placement

11th July

London & Liverpool           GMB Union - Press release &
Stanley Casino Staff Accept Improved Pay Offer
Stanley Casino pay offer accepted
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Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
LVCVA board members have ties to ad firm

Los Angeles           Yahoo/Business Wire, AP & Reuters
WPT Enterprises Evaluates Unsolicited Bid
WPT Says It Can't Verify Takeover Bid
WPT says $700 mln bid may be a bluff
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Las Vegas           The Guardian
Moneymaker goes bust - Former champion exits in second round 

Las Vegas           Harrah's WSOP - Media update
2005 World Series of Poker - End of Day Two Report (Word 715k)
Rod Pardey Jr from Las Vegas leads the field with $464,000 in chips. The eventual winner will take home $7,500,000. Play resumes at the Rio Monday from 12.00pm PST.

Las Vegas 
36th Annual World Series of Poker - Day 2 standings
Day 2 of the WSOP final has now come to a close and reports that there are now 569 players remaining on 64 tables.

Liverpool           icLiverpool/Liverpool Daily Post
Stanley's EU call on gambling restrictions

London           Best Invest/
William Hill PLC - Sale of 28 licences betting offices to the Tote

London           The Daily Telegraph & Media Guardian
Gaming newspaper planning to cash in on betting Britain
Deedes to launch betting daily
The Sportsman is planning to be Britains first new national daily newspaper in 20 years. It will apparently have 100 staff, 80% being journalists.

Johannesburg           Financial Mail
HCI/Johnnic - More than one way to skin a cat
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Las Vegas           Newsday/AP - Adam Goldman
Many of Poker's Top Players Out at WSOP
- Yahoo News Images "Poker"
After the first round the WSOP field of 5,619 is down to 1,884 with 10 former champions already eliminated.

U.S. Poker           The Buffalo News
Poker obsession gambles with the sporting tradition - Columnist opinion.

Las Vegas           Sports Illustrated/
It's in the cards - WSOP has become the Super Bowl on green felt

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Gaming execs worried about boom

Christchurch, New Zealand           eMediaWire
CCEgaming, the name behind Kiwi Casino, launches Kiwi Skill and adds skill gaming to its portfolio.

Reno           Reno Gazette-Journal
Reno explores new limits for slot machines outside casinos

10th July

Las Vegas           The Observer/Guardian
Another young Scot for Britain to cheer on
Scottish card counter and spread bettor Graeme Harrison is presently in fifth place after the first round of play in the WSOP final.

Las Vegas 
Hellmuth, Brunson, Chan Out Of World Series Of Poker
The total number of participants in the $10,000 no limit final is 5,619. Many major names have also been eliminated early on.

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP
This World Series is more carnival than sport

Macau            Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta 
Macau: The next Vegas?

Malaysia  & New Straits Times
RM7.14 Mln Gambling Debts: Osu Must Explain To Sabah Umno
'A good boss, attentive and careful spenderí
Hiding behind public policy? - Columnist opinion.

Mississippi           The Biloxi Sun-Herald & Yahoo/Business Wire
State high court dismisses appeals over Binion estate

Mississippi           The Biloxi Sun-Herald & Yahoo/Business Wire
Casinos closing for Hurricane Dennis
Hurricane Dennis Forces Closure of Grand Casinos Biloxi, Gulfport
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Las Vegas           Star Tribune & L.A. Times - 9th July
A $700 million Poker Tour bet
Ex-Champ Bids $700 Million for Poker TV show

9th July

Wolverhampton           The Express and Star
Casino plans thrown out in inquiry
Arena Leisure's and Gala Group's plany for a major casino development at the Wolverhampton Racecouse have been rejected by the office of the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

Malta           Malta Business Times
Israeli company to buy Casinò di Venezia
QueenCo are owners of a number of casinos including a major holding in Casino Loutraki.

Problem Gambling           University at Buffalo Reporter
Study ties risk of problem gambling with proximity to casinos

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
No attack fallout reported on Strip

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Biggest World Series of Poker begins - Championship event has largest field ever

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters
World Poker shares up on top player's bid

Las Vegas & Nevada           Gaming Today
Records falling at World Series
Server-based slots to debut at G2E

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal - 7th July
Ferrari-Maserati dealership at Wynn Las Vegas off to fast start

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia           Malaysian Daily Express
Osu's losses likely RM28 million

8th July

British Colombia, Canada           My Telus
B.C. not place to be with gambling problem: report

Las Vegas ?           Yahoo/
Poker champ makes $700M bid for WPT, stock soars

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Reuters & Business Wire
World Poker shares up on top player's bid
WPT Enterprises Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Bid
A major coup landed today with WPTE shares rising almost 50% to $26.50.
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London & Malaysia            Borneo Bulletin & New Straits Times
Malaysian PM criticises Sukam for gambling
Abdullah: Osuís gambling habit unacceptable

London   - 6th July
ukbetting plc - Trading update
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Vienna, Austria           Osterreich Journal
Casinos Austria steigert Markenwert

Niagara Falls, Ontario            Globe & Mail
Court upholds casinos' cigarette rewards plan

Las Vegas  
Monorail Security: Extra Guards, Bomb-Sniffing Dogs
- KLAS-TV Video reports

Atlantic City            USA Today
Atlantic City moves closer to Las Vegas

Las Vegas            The Seattle Times
Las Vegas, now 100, remembers its humble beginnings - Interesting timeline.

Gambling next big industry for steel towns

South Africa            Business Day, Finance24 & Reuters South Africa
HCI backs Gold Reef bid to buy 49% stake in Tsogo Sun from SABMiller
HCI makes Johnnic share offer
HCI bids 975 cts/shr for rest of Johnnic
The deals appear to be part of a larger plan to merge operators Tsogo Sun and Gold Reef Resorts.
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Reno & Ljubljana, Slovenia            The Independent - Further education
Gaming courses raise the stakes
- & The EGM MBA Program -  Excellence in Gaming Management 

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Conference highlights Net poker's popularity
The Poker & Sports Marketing Conference was held in Las Vegas 6th & 7th July.

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP & LVR-J
Demolition work begins on Castaways property
Demolition of shuttered casino will begin
Double-decker bus tour canceled on Las Vegas Strip
"Castaways Casino"

Adelaide, Australia            The Sunday Mail
Casino staff failed to act on drugs

Durban, South Africa  
Grintek installs VoIP for Sibaya Casino

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