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21st March, 2005.

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
LV plagued by rash of casino robberies - Bourbon Street theft was ninth recorded in 2005
Metro & North Las Vegas have had a total of 78 casino robberies since 2003. 14 so far in 2005.

San Diego             Daily Telegraph 
PartyGaming shows its hand
More information on the owners and possible summer IPO of Party Gaming.

Victoria, Australia & Nigeria  
Tatts probed on Africa lotto link

Kampala, Uganda   Vision
Govt Allows Grande Casino to Start Operations

Singapore            Bloomberg News
Singapore, Under Threat From Low-Cost China, Gambles on Casinos

Macau            Yahoo Asia/Reuters
Macau visitor arrivals up 20% in first two months
In January and February visitor numbers averaged just under 50,000 a day. Casino tax revenues were up 30.3%.

Detroit            Detroit Free Press
Marian Ilitch, high roller: After years of financial savvy behind the scenes, she moves out front with MotorCity Casino

London            ThisisMoney/London Evening Standard
Predators circling £1.7bn Rank

London            The Times
Let it roll - London's super swanky new casino...
Profile of Fifty in St. James. LCI's new partnership with Planet Hollywood's Rober Earl.

London            The Times - Greg Hurst, Political Correspondent.
Election call will scupper ID card and gaming Bills

Iowa           Press Citizen
Casino's odds on the table - Group to make pitch to build Riverside site

20th March, 2005.

Las Vegas            CBS4 Boston/AP - Adam Goldman
Gambling company looks to win big in downtown Las Vegas
Barrick Gaming.

Family deaths stir casino debate in Singapore

Illinois            Rockford Register Star
Prof: Casinos take more than they give back

Washington State            Seattle Times
Card dealers find odds in their favor
Dealer training in Washington State. WA now has some 14,000 licensed gaming staff.

Florida            Florida Today
Chip-tracking technology hits jackpot

West Virginia            Wheeling Intelligencer
Expert: 12 Percent Gambling Tax 'Ridiculously Low'

19th March, 2005.

Manchester            Manchester Online
Odds stack up against United
Gamble for success
The chances of their being a casino at Old Trafford look unlikely as the Council oppose the plan.

Torquay            ThisisSouthDevon/Herald Express
Casino bid on table

Bern, Switzerland            Presse Portal - ESBK press release
Aus für Glücksspielautomaten
The 5 year grace period is nearly over and around 6,000 slots must be removed from Swiss bars and clubs by 1st April.

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
College betting ban resurfaces - Ex-Nebraska coach reintroduces bill; sports books call measure unnecessary

Macau            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hotel chains gamble on Macau - Groups invest up to $6 billion for Las Vegas-like project

Macau & Las Vegas           Channel News Asia
Las Vegas Sands bets on Macau with US$1.8 billion casino complex

Macau           The Guardian
Hong Kong's seedy neighbour hits the jackpot at last

India & Gibraltar           The Guardian 
The poker face - Vikrant Bhargava, marketing director of PartyGaming

Macau, Hong Kong & Australia           Sydney Morning Herald 
Enter the dragon
Reporter Hamish McDonald. takes an indepth look at the new partnership of Stanley Ho and Kerry Packer's PBL.

New York           Yahoo/Business World
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results
Released at 5pm on a Friday afternoon - perhaps with good reason !

Las Vegas           In Busness Las Vegas
Interest surges on 'South Strip'

Niagara Falls, Ontario 
Fallsview Casino Resort Crowns Master of blackjack

San Francisco           San Francisco Chronicle
Tribe to limit size, scope of casino in San Pablo

Illinois           Bellville News-Democrat/AP
Blagojevich's picks to Gaming Board include gambling opponents
Two of the Governor's five picks have apparently never ever been inside a Riverboat casino.

18th March, 2005.

Vienna, Austria 
Las Vegas im Prater: Glücksspiel-Riese er-öffnet in Wien größtes Wett-Casino Europas

Newcastle           icNewcastle/Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Casino wars
3 casinos open in Newcastle and a potential 3 more to open. Mississippi based Isle of Capri are the latest company with a proposal for the city.

New Westminster, B.C.           Vancouver Sun
Casino cameras used to spy on women

Macau           Yahoo Asia/Reuters
Las Vegas tycoon rolls into Macau with big plans

Missouri           Bellview News-Democrat/AP
Gambling official: School chief lost less than $2,000 in Missouri casinos

Liverpool           ic Liverpool/Liverpool Evening Post
Casino owner struggling to play his cards right
Interesting interview with Amaury Taittinger the owner of the Leo Casino in Liverpool.

Macau           Channel News Asia
US giant Sands unveils plans for US$1.8b Macau casino complex

Macau           Hong Kong Standard
Adelson lines up US$1.5b to create Macau Las Vegas
Tower raises ante in bid for high rollers

Macau           Bloomberg Asia
Four Seasons to Join Sands Casino Strip in Macau

Las Vegas & Macau           PRNewswire
COTAI Strip™ Draws 'Dream Team' of International Hotel Brands, Leading Investors

Online Gambling - U.S.           USA Today
Online bettors furiously ante up for March Madness
Despite their Government declaring it illegal, American's are set to bet between $1 billion to $1.3 billion at offshore sportsbooks during the NCAA's March Madness competition.

Sacramento, California           San Diego Union-Tribune
Lawmaker calls for moratorium on casinos

Singapore           Channel News Asia
Major casino operators prefer Marina site for proposed integrated resort

Shanghai  Daily
Online gambling a huge concern

17th March, 2005.

Las Vegas & Connecticut           Global Gaming Business - Press release
iGaming Business Magazine and G2E Announce iGaming Business Pavilion at World’s Premier Gaming Expo

Frankfurt, Germany           Sports Illustrated -
Germany mulls own betting agency

Jericho, West Bank           San Diego Union-Tribune/Reuters
Jericho casino hedges opening bets after army exit

Tel Aviv, Israel           Globes Online
Online casino co Cassava Enterprises on way to London IPO

Chicago, Illinois           Crains Chicago Business
Blago names 5 new members for Gaming Board

Macau & Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Macau door to growth for Sands - Enclave could one day resemble LV, execs say

Detroit           Crains Detroit Business
Still no deal done for MotorCity Casino

Singapore           Today Online & The Electric New Paper
Bank calls CapitaLand casino frontrunner
Will it be... Casino Bay?

Online Gambling - Europe           Bloomberg News 
Online Gambling Threatens Europe's State-Run Betting Monopolies

Las Vegas           Spiegel Online
Viva Las Vegas bei SPIEGEL ONLINE
Germany's Der Spiegel has a special section devoted to Las Vegas's 100th Birthday.

Las Vegas  
'City Watch' Links Las Vegas Security Systems

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Station to speed Red Rock project - Expansion to raise resort's price to $800 million

Mexico City 
Mexican Congress Refuses New Casino Study

Jericho, West Bank           The Washington Times
Palestinians get control of Jericho

Trenton, New Jersey           The Star Ledger/AP & New York Newsday
Former exec regains casino license
Oops, wrong guy: Casino's fine rescinded in case of mistaken identity

16th March, 2005.

London           ThisisLondon/London Evening Standard
Man tries to rob bookies with a banana

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Split 'em: Wynn goes for two - $1.4 billion Encore at Wynn Las Vegas will be a separate resort

New Jersey           New York Newsday
Deal him in: Regulators OK return of exec who lied about gambling habit

Reading, England           Reading Evening Post
Cards that won teen £183,000
An 18 year old customer making his first visit to the Reading Sporting Club won the CSP progressive jackpot on Tuesday, 8th March.

California, Central & South America          Business Wire
Thunderbird Update

Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun/AP
For Wynn, two new Vegas hotels better than one

Seoul, South Korea          The Korea Times
Card Use Banned in Overseas Casinos

Singapore          Yahoo Singapore/Channel News Asia
Govt to be held accountable for decision on casino: Balakrishnan

Las Vegas          Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Wynn Resorts expands scope of Las Vegas project

Jakarta, Indonesia          The Jakarta Post
Sutiyoso to heed public on gambling

Detroit          The Detroit News
Ilitch sews up deal for MotorCity Casino

Trenton, New Jersey          New York Newsday & Ashbury Park Press
Gamblers fired up over proposal to ban smoking on casino floors
Anti-smoking bill amended to include casinos, bars

Online Gambling          USA Today
3 states may legalize online gambling

London & Israel          Reuters,
Online casino plans float - FT

Jericho, West Bank          The Times & Reuters
West Bank gambles on casino city
Israeli forces pull out of Jericho
Jericho has now been handed back to the Palestinian Authority and the Oasis Casino looks almost certain to reopen.

15th March, 2005.

Indonesia & Singapore          The Electric New Paper
Casino plan for Bintan - 'No threat to Singapore'

New Jersey          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Blacklist aims to instill confidence in N.J. casinos

Israel & Austria          Arutz Sheva
MK Elon: Sharon Prefers PA Casino Over Israelis

U.S. V's Antiqua            The Times 
Betting against the odds - Jay Cohen feels he's been dealt a bum hand
A final decision is awaited in the case of Antiqua v's the United States at the WTO.

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Raises Guidance for First Quarter and Announces Acceleration of the Phase II Expansion of Red Rock

London            The Observer/Hotel Magazine
Nick Mathiason on Hilton boss David Michels spinning the wheel once more
Interview with Hilton Group CEO David Michels.

Singapore & Las Vegas            Bloomberg News
Wynn Resorts Singapore Casino May Cost $1.5 Billion

Switzerland            Bieler Tagblatt
Überfall auf Casino
The trial of seven persons involved in an armed robbery at Courrendlin Casino in 2002 has begun. SF170,000 was stolen and a croupier seriously injured.

Reading, England          Reading Evening Post
Casino 'a good bet for town gateway'  - Station Hill: bingo bosses chip in

London            The Guardian
Government to sacrifice ID card bill - Brief mention of the Gambling Bill.

Curacao & San Diego            Providence Journal/Business Wire Million IV - World's Largest ''Limit'' Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

Trenton, New Jersey            New York Newsday/AP
Proposed N.J. Smoking Ban Includes Casinos

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