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21st May

London          Financial Times
Casino sues bank - Grosvenor Casinos

Mississippi          Biloxi-Sun Herald
Gaming Commission approves site for Cuba-themed casino

Florida          Sun-Sentinel
Little-noticed amendment gives Florida's adult arcades a legal boost

Queensland, Australia          The Courier Mail
Casino shake-up on cards after sharp lesson
The Chinese group apprehended last week at the Gold Coast Airport had allegedly been palming cards on Baccarat in Jupiter's Club Conrad.

Manila & Cebu, Philappines          The Malaysian Star/AP & The Freeman
Philippine president orders "all-out war" against illegal gambling
Illegal gambling machine caretakers getting smarter?

Las Vegas          Las Vegas Business Press
Wynn: "Just A Stack of Hotel Rooms"

Suwanee, Georgia  - Press release
Poker Dealer Rakes in the Money

Macau           China View & China Broadcast/
Macao's average salary soars 16% in Q1
Macao's Average Salary Soars

Germany  - Dr. Wulf Hambach
The German Football Association (DFB ) Conference was a Success

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Responds to Union's Allegations - Elaborates on Stockholder Meeting Results

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
UNITE HERE Demands Independent Outside Investigation of Station Casinos' Conduct at Annual Meeting

Nova Scotia, Canada  Matthews
Canadian Gaming Veteran John MacFarlane Named Interim GM of Caesars' Two Nova Scotia Casinos 

New York & Atlantic City           Newsday/AP
Trump's casino company emerges from Chapter 11

20th May

Sydney, Australia           Reuters
Pre-float offers vie for Australia's Tattersall's

London           Reuters
PartyGaming lines up more banks for possible IPO

Macau           Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Dealer dearth slows Greek
The Greek Mythology casino that opened in December 2004 complete with 228 tables has encountered dealer shortages that are presently holding back plans for expansion.

Macau           Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman & Tim Lee Master
Kampek's expansion to give it a turn at the top
Top lenders decline casino gamble 

Liverpool           icCheshire/Liverpool Daily Post
United's chances of supercasino remote
Comment on LV Sands chances in Manchester from Stanley Casinos Michael Riddy.

London           Yahoo UK/Reuters
Profits dip at Hilton
Hilton's Ladbrokes subsidiary now has 7,522 FOBT's in service. There is no figure given on revenenue per day per machine.

London           Best Invest/ & Yahoo/AFX
Hilton Group PLC - Trading Update for the Four Months ended 30 April 2005
Hilton flags up weaker start to 2005 at Ladbrokes

Singapore           Forbes/AFX & Malaysian Star
Singapore govt drops key revenue restriction on future casinos - report
Las Vegas Sands: Singapore cap on casino earnings lifted

Nicosia, Cyprus           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Playtech's Network Sets New World Record for Online Jackpot Payout - $1,853,850!

New York State           The River Reporter
Casino related crime report issued
Crime Report: "Gambling: Whos really at risk?"

Reno           Yahoo/PRNewswire
200 Gaming Manufacturers Receive Latest SuperSAS Protocol

Singapore           Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Singapore leader rejects Wynn's remarks
Harrah's, Sands: Government not over-managing casino bids

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Las Vegas mayor defends stint as Playboy photographer

Reno           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Time capsule of early Reno gambling memorabilia donated to museum
Nevada Historical Society -

New South Wales, Australia           The Daily Telegraph
Carr's gaming raid
Carr tightens the squeeze - Editorial

Nassau, Bahamas           The Nassau Guardian
Spelling Bee wins support from Isle of Capri Casino...

Johor Baharu, Malaysia 
Johor Sees Positive Spillover From Singapore Move To Have Casino

Moscow           RIA Novosti
Mobile casinos market keeps growing

19th May

Sydney, Australia           Yahoo/AFP
Australia's gambling machines to carry pop-up warnings

Sacramento  & San Diego Union-Tribune
Schwarzenegger Stands Firm Against Tribal Casinos In Urban Areas
Casinos get stern rules for going off reservations

Singapore & Las Vegas           Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Sands Singapore Casino Would Cost US$2B-US$2.5B

Manchester & Las Vegas           Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Las Vegas Sands to invest $400 million  in Man Utd casino
The casino proposal from Las Vegas Sands will be entirely funded by the company.

Madrid, Spain 
Couple cheated at roulette with fake tokens
Casino Gran Madrid was the location and the Chinese pair were allegedly in possession of €10 million in fake chips and jetons when arrested.

Poker Coverage           Fort Wayne Journal Gazette/Washington Post
A handful of poker mags come to table

Israel           Arutz Sheva/Israel National News
Government Favors Casino Legislation

Gaming Investments - Canada           Globe and Mail
Can Great Canadian Gaming stock stay in the money? The bets are on
The remarkable rise of Great Canadian Gaming's share price. C$1.50 in January, 2001 and now at C$47.25 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Macau           Peoples Daily Online/Xinhua
Macao's revenue from gaming taxes rises 23%
The figure of 5.27 billion patacas ($630 million) is for the period January to April 2005.

London           Sky News
Dog racing is "inhumane"

Sacramento           San Diego Union-Tribune &
Schwarzenegger sets strict criteria for off-reservation Indian casinos
Schwarzenegger formally bars tribal casinos in urban areas

Macau           Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Expands Macao Management Team

Jakarta, Indonesia           Radio Singapore International
Jakarta considers legalizing gambling

18th May

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Business Press
New South Coast Casino takes shape
Boyd Gaming/Coast Casinos South Coast property is scheduled to open in early 2006.

Coventry           icCoventry
Super casino could be 'a winner '

Australia & Asia           The Australian
Oriental gamble looks sure-fire bet

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Golden Gate TV ad spoofs Wynn - Owner stands atop roof to plug downtown casino

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Feedback on resort positive, Wynn says

Las Vegas           Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Weidner still upbeat despite Macau results

Penghu, Taiwan           eTaiwan News
Wang supports legalization of casinos for Penghu island

Shanghai, China           Washington Times/UPI
Shanghai police arrest 1,300 for gambling

Illinois           Chicago Tribune
Gambler, 23, kills himself in front of casino
Andre Potvin, shot himself after loosing $900 on Blackjack at the Argosy Empress Casino.

Brisbane, Australia 
Casino 'cheats' nabbed at airport
5 Chinese nationals have apparently been arrested at Coolangatta airport and are scheduled to appear in court on the 19th.

Las Vegas   &
Exclusive: Who Will Get Ted Binion's Silver?
Man sentenced in Las Vegas casino counterfeiting case

Hong Kong           Yahoo Australia/Dow Jones & Finance Asia
HK Melco Intl Raises HK$1.24 Bln From Share Placement
Melco funds casino JV - Stanley Ho group raises equity financing for Macau casino and hotel JV.

Singapore  Jones & Channel News Asia
Singapore Government Responds To Wynn's Criticism On Casino
Singapore presence a 'must-have' for resort bidders: Merrill Lynch

Las Vegas 
Securing the Wynn Las Vegas Casino, Hotel and Resort

Brownsville, Texas           Brownsville Herald
Eight-liners destroyed - Police hope strategy reduces illegal gambling
Picture of the devices being "destroyed in compliance with state environmental laws" :)

Durban, South Africa           Post & Independent Online
Gambler Crashes Out

Port Everglades, Florida           Sun-Sentinel
Trustee to run St. Tropez - Judge selects manager for day-cruise firm

U.K.           Professional Recruiter
Super-casinos still on the cards - Labour re-election could affect ruling

17th May

Macau & Hong Kong           Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Melco in 18-month Dream bet

Macau           Yahoo/AP
Macau OKs Land for City of Dreams Resort 
Melco International Development Ltd & Kerry Packers PBL project the City of Dreams.
Yahoo/AP & Reuters slideshow images
Excellent pictures showing Lawrence Ho, diagrams as well as a scale model of the project.

Bermuda           The Royal Gazette
Sir John renews call for casinos

Las Vegas & Singapore           Channel News Asia
Casino magnate Wynn says family-style integrated resort on Sentosa may not be feasible

Johannesburg           Reuters South Africa
S.Africa's Peermont bets on casino growth in Africa

London           Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Entertainment Agrees to Sell Its Interest in Two Nova Scotia Casinos
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London           Las Vegas Business Press
TV's Home of Poker: pokerzone Launches on SKY CHANNEL 226

Mississippi           Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Hearing on casino courses set in Mississippi

London & Belize           RGT Online - Tribeca Tables press release
Tribeca Tables, Gambling Federation Sign Deal

Macau & Hong Kong           Finance Asia, Yahoo Asia/Dow Jones & Peoples Daily
Ho and Packer reveal Macau casino plan
HK Melco Placing 70M Shrs At HK$18.1-HK$18.7 Each -Source
8 bln HK dollars poured into construction of undersea casino in Macao

New Zealand  & New Zealand Herald/NZPA
Pokie revenue gets $35m safeguard
$35 million pokie machine security contract signed
The DIA has signed a $35 million six-year contract with newly formed Intralot New Zealand for a slot monitoring system for the 22,000 machines located at 1,850 pubs and clubs. 

Manchester           The Independent
Glazer in talks with casino mogul 'to help pay for United'
Malcolm Glazer who now has 75.7% of Manchester United has apparently been in discusussions with Sheldon Adelson covering the establishment of a casino at Old Trafford.

London           The Scotsman/PA
William Hill books top rank
Hill ups the ante as it races into lead in bookies' stakes

London           The Guardian & Glasgow Herald
William Hill pays £505m for rival's chain
Hill in front after striking £540m all-cash deal for Stanley Leisure

Israel           Globes Online
Netanyahu: Im drafting Eilat casino law

Las Vegas 
A Look Back At Las Vegas Beginnings As It Celebrates 100 Years

Sacramento           San Diego Union-Tribune/AP
Twenty-eight arrests at alleged Amador cockfighting farm

16th May

Baton Rouge, Louisiana           The Advocate/AP
Louisiana casinos win $189.4 million in April

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Owners plan Lady Luck renovation
Wynn boosts art's lure

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Corporation Reports First Quarter 2005 Financial Results

Macau           Hong Kong Standard
Melco seeking $1b syndicated loan for Cotai resort

Atlantic City           Reuters
Trump Hotels sees possible drop in market share

London & Abu Dhabi           Gulf News
Abu Dhabi bank rejects charges made by casino
Grosvenor Casinos believe that the National Bank of Abu Dhabi is responsible for unpaid gambling debts of £10 million accumulated by "AR" - one of their and the banks customers.

London           The Guardian &
William Hill secures £504m deal
William Hill buys Stanley shops

London           Interactive Investor
Gaming Corp H1 gross profits, sales jump

London  Hill & Stanley - Press/financial releases
Proposed £504 million Acquisition of Stanley Leisure plc's - Retail Bookmaking Operations
Stanley Leisure Plc. - Sale of retail bookmaking operations
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London           Bloomberg News
William Hill to Buy Stanley Outlets for $930 Million
The aquisition has the approval of Stanley founder Lord Steinberg & Genting International who own a combined 30.9% of the company.

London           The Times Online
William Hill becomes biggest bookmaker
Hill's have announced that an agreement has been reached with Stanley Leisure for Hills to purchase 624 Stanley betting shops for £504 million.

London           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas' future hinges on restoring downtown's past - John L. Smith
THE STRIP: Overbuilt? Not yet  -Observers expect rising demand to keep new and coming hotels full

Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas celebrates 100th birthday with giant cake

London           Interactive Investor/AFX
William Hill poised to buy 600 Stanley Leisure betting shops - report

15th May

Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City
Casinos could gain from smoking ban

London           The Press of Atlantic City
Wanted: casino mogul, $2M. salary + benefits
A look at the job description and duties of Donald Trump when Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. debuts out of bankruptcy next Friday.

London           ThisisLondon/Mail on Sunday
Hilton rolls the dice again

Las Vegas           The Times Online
Viva Las Vegas: Celebrating Sin City's 100th birthday in style

Las Vegas           Miami Herald
Everyone wants a piece of Vegas' screen action
Rundown of Movies and the Las Vegas casinos where they were mainly shot at.

U.S.           U.S. News and World Report
Against the Odds - Gambling has become America's hot pastime. But today's casinos have more of an upper hand - 6 pages.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania           Scotland on Sunday/AP
Fury at casino's Gettysburg address

Gaming Technology           Indianapolis Star/Washington Post
Casinos bet on computer chips - High-tech gambling chips communicate high rollers' spending habits and winnings.


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