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21st November

Bath           ThisisBath/Bath Chronicle
Tempting big spender with high class casino

Los Angeles           Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT Enteprises Teams With Chipleaders to Create World Poker Tour(R) Branded Online Social Network for Poker Fans

Hong Kong           Reuters
Macau casino firm to market bond from Wed-sources
Macao casino plans $500 million debt sale

Israel & London           The Guardian
Bets off on online gambling takeover

Illinois           Lottery Post
Casino coupon error gives 11,000 people $525

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Millennium Gaming throws its hat into Pennsylvania ring Group aims to open casino at Meadows racetrack

London, Gibraltar & Israel 
PartyGaming Plc Empire Online Limited ('Empire')
Empire Online Limited - Offer Update

Israel & London           Yahoo UK/Sharecast, Reuters & AFX
Empire Online to sue PartyGaming as talks collapse
Empire to sue PartyGaming as bid talks collapse
Empire Online to sue PartyGaming after scrapping bid talks

Colorado Springs, Colorado & South Africa          Yahoo/CNW
Century Casinos Announces Agreement to Acquire Second South African Casino

Illinois           Chicago Sun-Times
Harrah's could lose $5.8 mil. in botched promotion
The Illinois Gaming Board has ordered Harrah's to honour 11,000 misprinted coupons giving their Joliet Casino customers $525 in cash.

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Columnist Jeff Simpson: Station is eager for a local casino location in NLV 

Sydney & Singapore           Sydney Morning Herald
Packer may have to kick casino tin
The SMH speculates if Melco International is the right partner for PBL in Singapore. 8 companies and partnerships have so far collected the Governments documents.

Rochester & Toronto           Democrat & Chronicle
Many at odds still on ferry gambling

Britiain           The Scotsman - Columnist opinion
Racing must catch up with poker before tables turn

20th November

California - Indian gaming           North County Times
Casinos target Asian Americans
Revenues at California's 55 Indian casinos are now over $5 billion a year and apparently around 50% of the Pechanga Casinos customers are of Asian origin.

California           The Press Telegram
Long Beach poker convention canceled

19th November

Macau & Singapore           Hong Kong Standard
Ho firm weighs higher Singapore casino bid

London           Business Link for London
Super-casinos 'must benefit all'
On the Cards - The proposals for new casinos in London - London Assembly 

Black Hawk, Colorado 
State Fines Black Hawk Casinos $270,000

U.S. - Columnist advice           Chicago Sun-Times
Make tipping dealers part of your table game

Las Vegas           Daily Business News
Progressive Gaming International No Longer Pursuing Patent Suit against Paltronics

Tampa, Florida           The Tampa Tribune
Casino Boat Failure Likely Voids Payoffs

Las Vegas           Associated Press
Hells Angels arraigned in Nevada in deadly 2002 casino brawl

London           The Times
Gambling addictís £1m con - Very brief

18th November

Las Vegas 
Restaurant chain paid more than reported for Nevada casinos
The final purchase price that Landry's Restaurants have paid for the Golden Nugget appears to be $345 million. Tim Poster, Tom Breitling and three business partners, Including Andrei Agassi received $163 million.

Great Yarmouth           Evening Daily Post
Third casino an odds-on favourite

Washington           ABC News
Scanlon Charged With Conspiracy to Defraud

Mississippi           USA Today/AP & Biloxi Sun-Herald
Gulf Coast casinos outline plans for rebuilding
Biloxi casinos get jump - Three to have dice rolling by year's end

Singapore           Straits Business Times, IHT/Bloomberg & Reuters
Bidding for Singapore casino gets under way
US firms to lead in Sípore casino bid: Merrill
Merrill weighs Singapore casino odds
Singapore favors U.S. casinos: Merrill

ukbetting plc - Trading update

London           Yahoo UK/Reuters
Hilton stumbles on betting hurdle as others follow

London           Yahoo UK/Reuters
Empire Online shares slump as bid hopes fade

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Receives Approval from Nevada for Texas Hold' Em Bonus Poker

Biloxi. Mississippi            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results

Carson City, Nevada            Nevada Appeal
Casino Fandango planning $100 million expansion

Victoria, Australia            The Advertiser
Gambling led to thefts

17th November

London           Media Bulletin/Brand Republic
Dennis Publishing unveils UK Gambling Awards with consumer voting
The UK Gambling Awards, 2006 will take place on the 24th January (First day of ICE) at the Banqueting House in Westminster.

Bangor, Maine           Kennebec Journal
Slot gambling off to a strong start

Middlesbrough & Surrey            icTeeside/Evening Gazette & Camberly News & Mail
Casino bid: Big questions answered
Move to calm casino fears

South Africa            Sunday Times
Two casino robbers arrested

Paris            Reuters France & Le Monde
Le fonds Bridgepoint annonce le rachat des casinos Moliflor
Le groupe français des casinos Moliflor change de mains
The French casino operator Moliflor Loisirs has been bought by Bridgepoint Capital from Legal & General Ventures and Royal Bank Equity Finance for €450 million.

Assembly's concern at London 'super casinos'

Las Vegas            Yahoo/AP
Station Casinos Wins Patent Dispute

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's Patents Ruled Invalid - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Decision in Favor of Station Casinos

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's to spend $550 mln on Atlantic City growth

Los Angeles  
HIGHROLLER Magazine To Sponsor Poker Tournament in Support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Las Vegas & New Orleans            USA Today/ AP
Harrah's New Orlean's casino to reopen, but no date set

William Hill PLC - Trading Update
Hilton Group PLC - Trading statement
Paddy Power plc - Trading Update
Quite amazing. Three British Bookmakers issuing trading statements on the very same day.

London & Cost Rica 
BETonSPORTS plc - Trading update

London & Antigua           Yahoo UK/Sharecast
World Gaming upbeat depsite profit dip

New York           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Online Gaming's explosive US growth should be regulated says Sportingbet PLC CEO Nigel Payne on CBS 60 Minutes

Monaco & Austria 
Spielbetrug in einem Casino in Monaco: Zwei Österreicher zu Haftstrafen verurteilt!

16th November

Online Gambling           International Herald Tribune
Celebrities lend names to Internet gambling

New Jersey           Courier Post
Smoke threat cited in bars, casinos

Johannesburg, South Africa 
Shoot-out at Gold Reef City casino

London           The Guardian
Clubs queue up for a punt on super-casinos
A look at Las Vegas Sands courtship of Football Clubs in the U.K. and an interview with their British representative Rodney Brody.

Victoria, Australia           The Advertiser
Governments want iron grip on gambling - The International Pokie Impact Conference.

Singapore  & Yahoo/AP
Wynn, MGM's Lanni Among Singapore Casino Bidders
Harrah's, Wynn Eyeing Singapore Market

Calgary, Canada & Dundalk, Ireland           Yahoo/CNN Matthews
Boylesports Selects Chartwell Technology

Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Counting on the casinos - Gulf Coast residents say gaming will aid recovery

15th November

Singapore           Channel News Asia
Bidding process for Singapore's first integrated resort kicks off
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Calgary, Alberta           Yahoo/CNN Matthews
Boylesports Selects Chartwell Technology

Scotland           The Sun
Living hell of Lotto winner

London           GMB Union & Union Network
GMB Casino Members Say - Don't Gamble With Our Lives
GMB calls for smoking ban in UK casinos

Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City
A.C. casino workers fuel push for smoking ban in New Jersey

Dublin           Bloomberg News
Dubliners Evade Casino Ban in Gambling Clubs; Police to Probe

Las Vegas & London           Business Wire
Newest Innovation from Cyberview Honored; Latest Award Marks Progress in Company's Server-Based Downloadable Games System

Durban, South Africa           Business Report
Tsogo's Suncoast Casino pulls in 34% more patrons
Visitors to the Suncoast Casino and Entertainmemt World complex average 22,100 and 95,000 on a weekend.

California & Nevada           LA Daily News
Casino lawsuit allowed

London           Growth Company Investor
World Gaming to seek £37m

Vichy, France           Liberation & The Guardian
L'accro aux casinos joue son va-tout devant la justice
Gambler sues casino that let him lose £500,000

Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Shuffle Master Agrees to Buy Stargames
Shuffle Master to buy Stargames

Las Vegas & Sydney, Australia           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Intent to Acquire Stargames Limited

Singapore           The Hong Kong Standard/Reuters
Singapore woos top architects for casino resorts

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