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7th November

Cable Beach, Nassau            Business Wire
Harrah's, Starwood and Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. Announce $1.6 Billion Joint Venture for Development of Baha Mar, a 'Destination Resort Metropolis' in the Bahamas
www.harrahs.com
www.bahamar.com

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Results for Third Quarter 2005
www.pnkinc.com

Australia & Slovenia            News.com.au
Aristocrat invests in Europe
Aristocrat is paying A$50 million to buy a 50% interest in Slovenian based Elektroncek Group who manufactures Auto-Roulette terminals under the Interblock brand.
www.aristocrat.com.au
www.interblock.si
www.elektroncek-group.com

Australia            Australian Financial Review/AAP & Reuters
Aristocrat buys Slovenian group
Australia's Aristocrat buys EU gaming group for A$48m

Singapore            Yahoo Asia/Dow Jones Newswires
Singapore Casino Tender To Be Launched Nov 15

London            Daily Telegraph
New casinos and drink laws 'are lethal mix'

Online Gambling            Silicon.com
Online poker 'rife with cheats'
More self promotion from casino cheat  turned author Richard Marcus.

Australia & London            ABC News
Betfair confident other online gaming providers will win more licences

Taiwan            Taipei Times
Making gambling legal will threaten society: legislator
 


 
 
6th November

Eastern Cape, South Africa            Dispatch.co.za
New casinos expected to create thousands of jobs
Our Opinion - The stakes are high
Eight companies are bidding for two casino licenses in Queenstown-Aliwal North and Mthatha-Port St Johns. The Eastern Cape presently has 3 casinos that make up 7.4% of the casino industries revenues in S.A.
www.ecgbb.co.za

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Wynn layoffs are not planned
www.wynnresorts.com
 


 
 
5th November

Baltimore, Maryland            TheWBALChannel.com & WJZ.com
80 Arrested In Largest Gambling Raid In Decades
Local Gambling Sting Leads To 95 Arrests

Newcastle            Sunderland Today
Stockbroker jailed for stealing £370k to feed net gambling addiction

London            Reuters
Casino owner London Clubs denies bid rumours
London Clubs to Open West End Casino Complex
Share Pricewww.lciclubs.com

Indiana            StLuisObizpo.com/AP & Detroit Free Press/AP
Trump to sell Lake Michigan casino, hotel
Trump to sell Gary casino to dockside competitor
www.trumpindiana.com & www.majesticstar.com

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Business Press
The real Bugsy? His era was very short-lived
www.dieiscast.com & http://gaming.unlv.edu

London            PRWEb.com
Hendon Mob to Join the Fox Poker Club Team
www.foxclubpoker.com & www.thehendonmob.com

U.S.            ZDNet News
Technology can't beat us, casino cheat says

Singapore            Bloomberg & Shanghai Daily/Bloomberg
Singapore Casino Bidders to Compete With Designs, Tourism Draws
Singapore casino firm to pay fixed land price

Wichita, Kansas            Wichita Business Journal
Canadian group offers more information on downtown casino plan

Bahamas            Reuters
Harrah's, Starwood to develop Bahamas resort
 


 
 
4th November

New York            Yahoo/Business Wire
Trans World Corporation Announces 3rd Quarter 2005 Results
Share Pricewww.american-chance-casinos.com

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn Resorts loss slims - Wynn Strip hotel expected to further cut its work force
Wynn Las Vegas's workforce has been cut by 1,400 from an opening day total of 9,600 and more redundancies are expected to be announced on Monday 7th.

Singapore            Channel News Asia& Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Land price for Marina Bay integrated resort site set at S$1.2 billion
Singapore sets S$1.2 bln land price for first casino
Proposals for the Marina Bay site will open on 15th November and close on 29th March. S$1.2 billion is U.S.$708 million. The size of the parcel is not mentioned

Singapore            iWon/Dow Jones
Singapore Casino RFP To Be Launched November 15th

Colorado Springs, Colorado            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Third Quarter Earnings
Share Pricewww.centurycasinos.com

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Corporation Will Restate Fiscal 2004 Financial Results and Write-Down All Obsolete Inventory
This announcement came after the markets closed on Thursday. Expect significant movement in the Vending Data share price today.
Share Pricewww.vendingdata.com

Western Australia            The Herald Sun & Melbourne Age
WA threatens to block Betfair
Betfair gets foot in door in Australia

London            The Independent
Empire Online shares fall despite PartyGaming bid approach

Melbourne            The Melbourne Age
Casino flushes out poltergeist

Nevada            L.V. Business Press
Casinos look beyond bank ATMs - Global Cash Access.

Biloxi, Mississippi            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Provides Hurricane Update and Revises Second Quarter Earnings Estimate
Share Pricewww.theislecorp.com

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Reports Third Quarter Financial Results; Increases Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2005
Share Pricewww.ameristar.com

Atlantic City            The Press of Atlantic City
Harrah's to upgrade Boardwalk casinos
 


 
 
3rd November

Toronto            Yahoo/Business Wire
CryptoLogic Delivers Record Revenue & Near Record Earnings In Q3 05
Gambling software maker CryptoLogic rakes in 80% Q3 profit gain to US$5.1M
Share Pricewww.cryptologic.com

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Fiscal Year 2005 Earnings Release Date and Restatement Details
Share Pricewww.alliancegaming.com

London            ThisisMoney/Evening Standard & Reuters
PartyGaming makes move for Empire
Gala to leave PartyGaming poker platform - sources
Decline and fall of a poker Empire

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Third Quarter Results
Share Pricewww.wynnresorts.com

Macau            Hong Kong Standard
Emperor's slot machine move stalls opening
www.emperor.com.hk

Northwest Indiana            Post Tribune
Man gets 18 months for theft at casino

London & Cyprus            UK-Wire.com & ShareCast
PartyGaming Plc - Response to press speculation in relation to EOL
PartyGaming moves on Empire

Australia            Scoop.co.nz
Profitable bent for gambling - Profile of James Packer.

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire, Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results
Harrah's third-quarter profit rises
Harrah's 3rd-Quarter Earnings Up 42 Pct.
Share Pricewww.harrahs.com

Macau            eTravelBlackboard
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to manage two hotels in Macau
www.shangri-la.com

Glasgow            Glasgow Evening Times
Super casino will bring in jobs and boost economy
www.visitscotland.com

Carson City            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada gambling board recommends OK for Hilton operations plan
www.resortscasinos.com

Dublin            The Guardian
Free flights on Ryanair - but you could lose your shirt
www.ryanair.com

New Zealand            Scoop.co.nz
Communities receive grants of $28m from gaming

Tasmania            NineMSN, Sunday Times  & Forbes/AFX
Tasmania slammed over Betfair deal
Betfair betting agency gets the nod
Betfair deal a certain starter
UK's Betfair gains Australian licence amid racing industry protests
www.betfair.com.au

Tasmania            Tasmanian Government - Press release
Betfair to Benefit Racing

Connecticut            Stamford Advocate/AP
Foxwoods to break ground on expansion Nov. 15
www.foxwoods.com
 


 
 
2nd November

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Record Third Quarter 2005 Results
Las Vegas Sands posts 3rd-quarter profit vs. loss
Share Pricewww.lasvegassands.com

Glasgow            Glasgow Evening Times
Casino hits the jackpot in survey of customers - Gala Rotunda Casino.

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Strip is stretching southward

Dublin            BBC.co.uk
Ryanair plans in-flight gambling

Washington            CNN.com/AP & USA Today/AP
Indian leaders testify in lobbyist probe
Tribal leaders say lobbyists 'preyed' on insecurities

Coventry            Leisure Opportunities
Coventry Now launched to bid for regional casino
www.coventry-now.com

Tasmania            The Herald Sun, Examiner & ABC News
Tassie takes punt on Betfair
Decision on Betfair bid known today 
Former British racing board chief warns against Betfair deal

Blackpool            Blackpool Today
Ebay con gang swap luxury for jail cell
 


 
 
1st November

Pennsylvania            Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Experts: State law may hamper casinos

Waukegan, Illinois            Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Reports First Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.18 Inclusive of Impact from Gulf Coast Hurricanes
Share Pricewww.wmsgaming.com

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Poker All-Stars Square Off for 2005 Tournament of Champions

London            Manchester Online & Yahoo UK/Reuters
888 is flush as web poker flourishes
888 says poker growth still strong
 

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