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7th May

Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Oops, she hits a million again - Woman claims second major prize playing same game

Kuala Lumpur           The Malaysian Star
Genting rationalises gaming ops in Britain
Genting International Plc. a 64.8% owned subsidiary of Genting Group will become the holding company for Genting and Resorts World Bhd shares in LCI and Stanley Leisure.

Sacramento, California           San Diego Union-Tribune 
Some casinos taking state's role lightly

Manitoba, Canada            Canoe/Winnepeg Sun
Ripping off poor? - Tories slam penny slots

Tallahassee            Sun-Sentinel/AP
Florida Senate approves slot machine bill, sends to House

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania   & Washington Times
Historians attack proposal for casino near Gettysburg battlefield
Casino eyed near Civil War battlefield
Gettysburg National Military Park:

Betfair licence thought to hinge on race fee

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Gaming Business Announced the Debut of PokerBIZ Magazine

New York            Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
Share Price -

6th May

Jericho, West Bank            Jerusalem Post/AP
Jericho casino could reopen to Israelis soon

Mississippi            Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Miss. among most gaming-friendly states, casino entrepreneur says
Owner of business empire may put casino on Coast - Barden addresses Gaming Summit

Israel            Arutz Sheva/Israel National News
Bibi Wants Eilat to be Israel's Las Vegas

Victoria, Australia            The Herald Sun
Poker machine smoking ban ignored

New Jersey  
2 cops ran illegal casino, police say
The now closed 5th Street Club has an interesting website.

Students ran poker games in apartment just like real 'casino', according to player

Dusseldorf            Yahoo/AP &
Rumored Ex-'popemobile' Fetches $244K
A Holy Ride: Pope Benedict XVI’s Car Sold On eBay In Record-Breaking Auction

Singapore            Asian Pacific Post
Asia bets on casinos to boost its coffers

5th May

Tel Aviv & Eilat, Israel            YNetNews
From Sun City to Sin City?
Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing to establish a strip of casino hotels in the Red Sea coastal city Eilat.

Mobile Gambling            Net Imperative
Gambling and games to drive mobile growth

Atlantic City  
Atlantic City Is Dangerous And Depraved

Melbourne, Australia            The Melbourne Age
Casino conspiracy alleged
The alleged scam at the Crown Casino  involves A$189,000, 5 dealers and 1 player.

Ontario, Canada            MyTelus
Children's fund blown in casino should be repaid: critics

California & Nevada  
Nevada Casinos Ads May Be a Gamble - Case has implications for variety of businesses

U.S. Casino history            The Scotsman/PA
Sinatra and $3.5m of Mafia cash in a briefcase
The question is, can you get $3.5 million in $50 bills into a briefcase ?

California            North County Times/AP
One union sues another over California tribal casino workers

Antigua            Antigua Sun
Casino winners camera shy
A $500,000 Caribbean Stud Poker jackpot has been won at the Kings Casino on Heritage Quay.

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Reports Earnings Per Share of $.04 in First Quarter of Fiscal 2005
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Missouri            St. Cloud Times
Legislators debate $500 gambling-loss limit

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun & San Diego Union-Tribune/AP 
Maintaining momentum goal of MGM executives
MGM Mirage to split stock, keep investing in Las Vegas

Macau            CNN/Reuters
Stanley Ho plans new Macau pro

4th May

Las Vegas            PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Reports Record First Quarter Financial Results
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Las Vegas & Macau            Yahoo/AP
Wynn to Expand Planned Macau Resort

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston & LVR-J - Howard Stutz
Venetian owner sees interest shifting toward northern Strip
Sands benefits from Macau - Gaming company reports jump in quarterly revenue

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Report shows casinos' strength
The American Gaming Association have released their annual "State of the States" report.

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. and CARD Announce Easy Chipper Orders

Macau            Hong Kong Standard
Ho reveals Oceanus vision

Macau   & Peoples Daily
Casino Tycoon to Change Macau's Skyline
Paul Andreu casts blueprint of Oceanus Complex in Macao

Sheffield            Yorkshire Post
1bn makeover planned for rundown zone in city

Palo Alto, California  
Betting on American Indians - Indian tribes, flush with casino wealth, gain political clout

Stoke-on-Trent & Las Vegas            The Independent & Daily Mirror
Poker tourist plans to retire after shock $1.7m win in Vegas
Brit wins £1m in all-night Las Vegas poker game

Atlantic City            The Press of Atlantic City
Police charge man in slaying at casino - Philadelphia resident accused of killing girlfriend - Trump Taj Mahal.

Albany, New York            Times Union & Business Review
State's highest court backs casinos, VLTs
Court rules VLTs not slot machines

New Brunswick, Canada  
VLT protester back at legislature

Albany, New York             Empire Resorts - Press release
Empire Resorts Announces Ruling Upholding Indian Gaming and VLTs by New York's Highest Court
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Albany, New York            Yahoo/Business Wire
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Caesars Issue Statement on N.Y. High Court Ruling Upholding State's Native American Gaming Law

London            The Stage
Malay gaming giant enters UK showbiz casino sector

Gaming Corp expands portal empire with £10.5 million acquisition
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London            Business Wire/Gaming Corporation - Press release 3rd May
Gaming Corporation PLC UK Regulatory Announcement: Acquisition of

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston & LVR-J - Howard Stutz
Wynn assures stockholders resort is off to a good start
Wynn may consider dividend - Shareholders converge on new hotel-casino for annual meeting
LV Sun & Review-Journal reports from the AGM of Wynn Resorts held at Wynn Las Vegas
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Singapore            Malaysian Star
Poly to offer casino courses

Las Vegas & Illinois            Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands 1Q Profit Slips on Charges
WMS Industries 3Q Profit Climbs

Waukegan, Illinois            Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Reports Third Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.21 on Record Revenues of $107.7 Million
Share Price -

3rd May

Stoke-on-Trent            The Times Online
Viva Las Vegas, says the million dollar poker face from Stoke

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Announces Advances in BOB, S2S Protocols

London            Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Gaming plc reports results for the year ended December 31, 2004

Sydney            Bloomberg News & Yahoo Australia/Reuters
Aristocrat Forecasts Record 1st-Half Net on New Games
Australia's Aristocrat sees record H1 profit
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Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Las Vegas Sands profit declines in first quarter

Las Vegas            PRNewswire
Herbst Gaming Reports First Quarter Earnings

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports First Quarter 2005 Results
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Paradise Island, Bahamas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Announces First Quarter Results
Share Price -

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports First Quarter Results
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Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Second malfunction in two days strands riders on Las Vegas Monorail

Singapore            Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Metro, Hotel Ppties Not Bidding For Singapore Casino
The field in Singapore is now down to 12 after Metro Holdings have decided to pull out.

California   Wire
Thunderbird Announces Fiscal 2004 Results
Share Price -

Tallahassee, Florida  
House passes bill with bingo-based machines, 55 percent tax

Australia            Sydney Morning Herald
US approval offers markets for Ainsworth
Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd have received approval to sell to Indian casinos in Oregon.

Louisiana   Times-Picayune
Bally's, tax assessor strike a deal on riverboat's value

2nd May

Las Vegas & Caribbean            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Gaming and Systems to Provide Five Casino Locations in Caribbean With Complete Systems Solution
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South Africa            Independent Online
Court dismisses huge claim against casino

London            The Times Online
Owner of Thistle Hotels eyes casino licences in London
Axed Stanley Casinos executive Paul Collis looks set to return to British gaming with Singaporean based BIL INTERNATIONAL who own the Thistle Hotel chain.

Las Vegas            TIME Magazine
Wynn's Big Bet

Monterrey & Mexico City, Mexico            Yahoo/AP
Mexico Lawmakers Delay Vote Amid Slayings

Gaming Investments            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casino stocks lose steam in April - Observers say broad-market softness contributes to slide

Del Mar, California            NBC San Diego
Men Accused Of Robbing Poker Champ Arrested

El Paso, Texas  
Police Shut Down Illegal Gambling Operations

St. Petersburg   Tribune
Casino Boat Has A Run Of Bad Luck
Stormy seas once again causing problems for the owners of the Ocean Jewel.

Thailand            The Nation
Southern casino mooted

Panama            Panamá América-EPASA - Opinion
Casinos: las nuevas catedrales

1st May

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Little testimony in tests for merger

Las Vegas            ThisisMoney/Mail on Sunday
Gambling addict struggles to retake control of life after money, job, reputation lost to video poker machines

Las Vegas            Yahoo Australia/Dow Jones - Originally The Times
London Thistle Hotels To Apply For Casino OK

London            ThisisMoney/Mail on Sunday
Bankers called in as Gala lines up a float
Gala Group have called in Merrill Lynch, UBS and Deutsche Bank to advise them with an IPO the most likely option.

Macau            China Daily & Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Melco lays bet on more low-end casinos
Melco tips big win from slots
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Shreveport, Louisiana            The Advocate
Casino workers turn in suspect in bank robbery

Bristol            ThisisBristol/Evening Post
4 arrested for Mutant Ninja Turtle casino raid

Australia & New Zealand            NewstalkZB
Casino workers join under CLOUT

Washington   Post 
Untangling a lobbyist's stake in a casino fleet - With millions missing, another federal probe targets Abramoff
Wahington Post investigation into Lobbyist Jack Abramoff's connection to the sale of SunCruz and Gus Boulis's unsolved assassination.

Hong Kong & Singapore            Business Times
Disney to expand HK park as S'pore builds casino

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