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7th June

Macau             Business Week Online/AP
Macau's economy expands by 8.5%
Visitors to Macau in the first quarter of 2005 declined to 4.8 million from 4.9 million in the 4th quarter of 2004.

Cambodia & Hong Kong             Hong Kong Standard - Zach Coleman
Malaysian tycoon bets on IPO for Cambodian casino - NagaCorp.

London & Liverpool             BBC.co.uk
Union threatens casino pay strike
- www.gmb.org.uk & www.stanleyleisure.com

London & Liverpool             Ananove & The Scotsman(Both PA)
Pay Strike At Casino Group On Cards
The Chips are Down, Warn Casino Workers 

Atlantic City             Forbes.com - Video network
Mastering The Poker Room Face

Begrenz, Austria             ORF.at
"Blüten" im Casino: Haft für Geldfälscher

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
GSA Holds Open Summit on Future of Downloadable Games
"It is clear that downloadable games are the future of the gaming industry" - GSA President Peter DeRaedt
- www.gamingstandards.com

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
THE FUTURE OF LAS VEGAS: The Big Two and then who? - Part 2

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., Tennis Sensation Andre Agassi, Announce Today's Debut of Agassi Video Slots at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

Online Gambling             The Independent
The art of self publicity: A gamble on celebrity
- www.goldenpalaceevents.com

Nevada             Las Vegas Business Press
Bond trader makes its move on the gaming industry

Tasmania             Optusnet.com.au
Gambling research prompts call for ad ban

Auckland & Adelaide             Stuff.co.nz
$21m Adelaide Casino extension opens
- www.skycityadelaide.com.au

New York             Adweek.com
Online Casino Holds $30 Mil. Review...
888.com has an offline advertising budget of $30 million this year. Belle Rock Gaming's is apparently $20 million.

The Netherlands             IPE International Publishers
Dutch casino group names new pensions head

Chester, Pennsylvania             Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Introduces 'The Chester Challenge,'

California             Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg News
Google, Yahoo lose bid to dismiss gambling ad suit

California & Nevada             Las Vegas Sun/AP - Adam Goldman
Court: California residents can sue Nevada casinos for false ads

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Up Productions, Inc. Announces Additional Details about Its Three Card Poker National Championship
- www.shuffleupproductions.com & www.shufflemaster.com

Boulder, Colorado             Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Casinos Reports 2005 Third Quarter Results - Bull Durham Reports Record Gaming Revenues
 


 
 
6th June

Macau             Hong Kong Standard - 3rd June
Dealer training courses attract thousands
The Macau Tourism and Casino Career Centre has received more than 2,300 applications for 600 positions on its next dealer taining school.

Bayern, Germany             Bayern Heute
Neues Casino in Bad Wiessee -  "Bitte das Spiel zu machen ..."
Spielbank Bad Wiessee that originally opened in 1957 moved to new custom built premises on the 5th June.
- www.spielbanken-bayern.de

Brownsville, Texas             Brownsville Herald
Jury acquits video casino owner, manager of gambling charges

Macau & Hong Kong             People's Daily
Macao's casino boom awaits int'l construction

London             The Times Online
GMB plans drive to recruit casino staff
GMB originally was the General, Municipal and Boilermakers union.
- www.gmb.org.uk

Baden, Switzerland             Blick Online & Nachrichten.ch
Casino Baden evakuiert
Brand im Spielcasino Baden
- www.grandcasinobaden.ch

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Urban village by Wynn may cost $4 billion
THE FUTURE OF GAMBLING: Newer, fuller and still sharp - Part 1

Reno, Nevada             Las Vegas Sun
Report: Fewer tourists visiting Reno to gamble
Apparently just 8% of Reno visitors went there to gamble in 2004, down from 23% in 1994.

Singapore             Daily Yomiuri - Japan
Singapore loosens moral leash with casino legalization

Manila             Philappine Inquirer & Bloomberg News
Suspected Pampanga 'jueteng lord' a no-show at Estrada trial
Arroyo's Husband and Son Are Called in Gambling Probe

Victoria, Australia             The Melbourne Age
Tatts offer may be just the ticket
 


 
 
5th June

London & New York             Observer/Guardian & Manchester Online
US gambling laws threaten £5.5bn float
Gaming float under threat

London             The Independent
Poker float rush revives memories of dot-com bust

Las Vegas             Great Escapes
Las Vegas the Steve Wynn way
'Le Reve' fulfills an ongoing dream
- www.dragone.be

Goa, India             Deccan Herald
Hit the jackpot at Goldfinger in Cidade de Goa
- www.cidadedegoa.com/goldfinger.htm

Manila             Philippine Star & Manila Times
'2nd jueteng witness is more explosive'
Jueteng de Mayo

Las Vegas             The Times
Special Report: Brit who is taking Las Vegas upmarket
Andrew Sasson does it his way - Vegas magazine February 2004.
Profile of 35-year-old Andrew Sasson from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey who now runs a chain of bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas.

Macau             MSNBC
Macau: Mecca for gamblers and investors alike

London & Gibraltar             The Times Online
Confessions of an online gambler - 2nd June.
Net poker players take £5bn punt on the stock market - 3rd June.
Is PartyGaming showing its whole hand? - 3rd June.
Party Gaming shows its winning hand with a £5bn listing - 5th June.
Inside the City: John Waples: Party Gaming float looks a little too rich - 5th June.

London             Rediff.com
Jackpot! 2 NRIs set to be billionaires

Victoria, Australia             NineMSN.com & Australian Sunday Times
Tattersall's confident of licence
Fischer bets on Tattersall win
 


 
 
4th June

Mississippi             Clarion Ledger & Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Casino classes at USM get OK
Judge allows casino classes at USM

Perth, Australia             Australian Sunday Times
'Losers' in $1.6m Lotto win

London             FT.com
Casino panel hiring process starts

California             Canada.com/Business Wire
California Court Gives Green Light to Lawsuit Against Yahoo!, Google, FindWhat and Other Search Engines for Alleged Illegal Involvement in Internet Gambling Advertising

San Antonio. Texas             SoftRock1019.com
Eight-Liner Center Busted - Electromatic International, Inc

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Gaming executives top list of highest paid in Las Vegas

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Company sets tentative date to close on acquisition - Harrah's/Caesars

Las Vegas             Forbes.com 
Bluffing The Big Boys
Forbes interview with writer James McManus who came 5th in the 2000 World Series of Poker.

London             E-Commerce Times
Online Gambling Site PartyGaming To Float IPO

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment Announce Expected Closing Date and Election Deadline

Las Vegas             In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Hold 'em tourneys a big draw around town

Magdeburg, Germany             Mitteldeutche Zeitung
Streit in Casinos um Trinkgeld entbrannt - Spielbanken behalten Gelder ein - Klage vor dem Arbeitsgericht
 


 
 
3nd June

London             Daily Telegraph
Speculators place their bets on the fortunes of casino operator
The Telegraph reports that Indonesian Putera Sampoerna is interested in aquiring Genting's 29% stake in LCI.

London             Net Imperative
Top 20 UK Gambling sites

Macau             China View/Xinhua
Int'l hands to play more in Macao's casino boom

Victoria, Australia             Sydney Morning Herald
Health tax carves $400m off the value of Tattersall's

London             The Independent, The Times & Daily Telegraph
PartyGaming: Winner takes all
Net poker players take £5bn punt on the stock market
Web poker group to try its luck in the market

London & India             The Guardian
The porn princess, the Indian computer whizz and the poker bet that made $10bn

London             MarketWatch
Wynn rolls on first-month numbers

Las Vegas             Forbes.com
Meet Mr. Poker
Forbes.com nterview with Party Poker spokesman and WPT commentator Mike Sexton.

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun/AP
Guinn gives OK to wireless gaming devices in casinos

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Andre Agassi slots to debut at MGM Grand

London             The Sun Online
Gambling led to murder

Davao City, Philappines             Philappine Daily Inquirer
Cops vow bankruptcy for gambling lords
 


 
 
2nd June

London             Yahoo/Business Wire
Virgin Bingo Launches Using Parlay Entertainment's Bingo Software
- bingo.virgingames.com/virgingames

Dublin             Eircom.net/Irish Independent
All bets off as casino row heads for court
Betfair has terminated the operation of a betting exhange at the Merrion Casino Club.
- www.merrioncasinoclub.com

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts Announces Operating Data Through May 31, 2005
Win from Wynn Las Vegas's table games in the first 34 days of operation was more than double slot revenue - $42.7 million & $20.2 million respectively.
- www.wynnlasvegas.com

New York             Adweek.com
N.Y. Shops Vie for Online Casino Pot - Online casino advertising.

London             CNN/Reuters
Online poker ups the ante with IPO
Party Gaming's conference call for this afternoon was cancelled.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Richest Sporting Event on the Planet Begins Today in Las Vegas
Some debate as to whether Poker is a Sport :). The 36th WSOP runs for the next 45 days.
- www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Scotland             Daily Record
759 TRILLION TO ONE - The amazing odds against couple's four lottery wins on SAME day

Port Everglades, Florida             Miami Herald & Sun-Sentinel
St. Tropez facing possible liquidation
St. Tropez may shift course - Trusteeweighs liquidation for cruise line
- www.sttropezcasinocruises.com

London             Sharewatch
Sportingbet looks forward to paying maiden div as Q3 pretax rises 226 pct
- www.sportingbet.com

London             ThisisLondon/Evening Standard & the Guardian
Workers join party in £5.5m float
PartyGamers play for $10bn stakes
- www.partypoker.com & www.partygaming.com

London             BBC.co.uk & Bloomberg News
Poker firm bets on £5bn flotation
PartyGaming to Sell as Much as 23% of Company in London IPO
Gibraltar based PartyGaming apparently made a pre-tax profit of £371 million in 2004.

Victoria, Australia             Bloomberg News & The Melbourne Age/AAP
Tattersall's Plans to Raise A$290 Million in IPO
Tattersall's ready for 2.03b float
- www.tattersalls.com.au

Poipet, Cambodia             BBC.co.uk
Khmer girls' trafficking ordeal
The BBC reports that Poipet on the Thai/Cambodian border is not just a casino town.

Las Vegas & Macau             FT.com & International Herald Tribune
MGM plans Macao growth
MGM seeks more plays in Macao

Carson City, Nevada             North County Times/AP
Hand-held gambling devices may be in a casino near you
- Nevada Legislature Bill AB471

Singapore & Las Vegas             The Malaysian Star
Singapore to open Las Vegas casino school by next year

Los Angeles             Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour Announces Six New Licensing Partners
- www.worldpokertour.com

Los Angeles             USA Today
Low-tech valet parking gets high-tech treatment
Computerised Valet Parking Systems.
- www.cvaletps.com

Las Vegas             PRWeb.com
World's First Multi-Room Online Poker Tournament Announced
- www.onlineseriesofpoker.com

Gaming Investments             Reuters.com
Wynn Resorts shares jump, other casinos also up

Erfurt, Germany             Thüringer Allgemeine
Thüringen sponsert Spielbankbetrieb
The Spielbank concession in the Erfurter Domhotel will be operated by WestSpiel Casinos.
- www.westspiel.de
 


 
 
1st June

Toronto, Canada             Newswire.ca
New Canadian Association To Represent Gaming Entertainment Industry
- www.canadiangaming.ca

Reno, Nevada             Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Announces Open Access to SuperSAS Protocol
- www.supersas.org

Guangdong Province, China             newsgd.com
Government stresses overseas gambling not allowed

London             Reuters.co.uk
PartyGaming gambles on float by end of June-sources
- www.partygaming.com

Macau             Hong Kong Standard - Tim LeeMaster
MGM Grand Paradise arranges US$600m loan

Macau             Ponto Final
Receitas brutas subem 20% nos casinos

Macau & Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun/AP & China View/Xinhua
MGM Mirage begins construction on hotel-casino in Macau
New casino project breaks ground in Macao

Macau & Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
MGM Grand Macau Breaks Ground on 600-Room Resort Set for 2007 Debut

Manila             Gulf Times
MP in gambling probe threatened

Australia             ABC News 
Tattersalls employees denied entitlements

Manchester & Glasgow             The Glasgow Herald
Rangers v Man Utd in race for new casino
Las Vegas Sands has stadium casino plans with at least 4 teams Glasgow Rangers, Birmingham City, Manchester United and Sheffield United.

London             Bios Magazine
Mobile Casino System Short Listed for Prestigious 2005 Mobile Entertainment Innovation Award
- www.spin3.com & www.mem05.com

Tel Aviv, Israel             Haaretz Daily
Lanir completes TA road show for his $1 billion company
- www.tradal.net & www.empirepoker.com

Singapore             Channel News Asia
South Africa's programme to help gambling addicts a success

Richmond, B.C. & Nova Scotia             Yahoo/Business Wire
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: Completes Acquisition of Metropolitan Entertainment Group

Las Vegas & Nova Scotia             Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Entertainment Completes Sale of Interest in Casino Nova Scotia Properties to Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
- www.gcgaming.com & www.casinonovascotia.com

Macau & Las Vegas             Bloomberg News
MGM, Planning $975 Mln Macau Casino, Seeks Expansion

London             Interactive Investor/AFX
Leisure & Gaming in reverse takeover of VIP for up to 23.45 mln stg

London & Curacau             UK-Wire.com
Leisure & Gaming plc Proposed acquisition of VIP Management Services N.V. and Bon Bini Investments N.V.

London             UK-Wire.com
World Gaming plc - First quarter results for the three months ended 31st March

Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City
Casino beach bar draws $50,000 fine
- www.nikkibeach.com/AtlanticCity

Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City
N.Y. fugitive nabbed in Trump Plaza lobby
Man charged with firing gun inside casino parking garage
 

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