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21st October

Southend            BBC.co.uk
Casino plan for pier fire resort
Very mysterious IMHO. The world's longest Pier has had 4 major fires in just 47 years.
www.southendpier.co.uk

South Africa            iAfrica.com/SAPA
Lloyd's confirms police lawsuit
SAPS served R26m lawsuit - report
The lawsuit is against the South African Police Service following the apparent bungling of the investigation into a R24 million robbery at Montecasino in September 2004.

Reno, Nevada            Las Vegas Sun/AP
New resorts to take up Station in Reno area - Company, Culinary trading barbs over plans
www.stationcasinosreno.com

Carson City, Nevada            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada regulators approve Hooters casino licensing
www.hooterscasinohotel.com

Macau            Yahoo Asia/Reuters
Macau visitor arrivals up 13% in first nine months
Visitors to Macau in September were up just 10.7% compared with September 2004. The majority are day trippers who do not stay in Hotels.

London            Yahoo UK/AFX & The Times
PartyGaming 'comfortable' with market expectations for 2005
Partygaming higher on 'uplifting' update

London            UK-Wire.com
PartyGaming Plc - Third Quarter Key Performance Indicators and Trading Update
The trading update has some amazing statistics including average players per-day now standing at 130,842 who produce a daily rake of $2,167,619.
www.partygaming.com

Las Vegas & Singapore            Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment, Keppel Land Team Up With Centre Pompidou
www.cnac-gp.fr
www.harrahs.com

Louisiana            TheTownTalk.com
NIGA head says casinos, communities will rebound
www.indiangaming.org

Lake Charles, Louisiana            KPLC TV
Uncertain Future For Harrah's In Lake Charles
An extremely bleak picture of Harrah's operations in Louisina & Mississippi.
www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/lch/index.html

Harrisburg, Pennsyslvania            Philly.com/AP
Supplier issue splits gambling board
www.pgcb.state.pa.us

Cannes, France            Votre Agent/Cercle Finance
Sté Fermière du Casino Municipal de Cannes: CA +4% au T3.
www.lucienbarriere.com
 


 
 
20th October

Sydney            Sydney Morning Herald
Ainsworth sues retired policeman

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - John Katsilometes
A casino chip collection not online you should know about

Berlin            Reuters
Hoyzer proposed fixing matches, says betting boss

Scarborough            ThisisYork.co.uk
The game's afoot at £7m casino
www.operahousecasino.co.uk

Las Vegas            MSN Money/AP
Progressive Gaming Plunges on 3Q Outlook

U.S. Military Casinos             New York Times
Temptation to Gamble Is Near for Troops Overseas
Last year U.S. Military base casinos won $120 million from 4,150 slots located in 9 different countries.

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston & LVR-J
Boardwalk runs out
Boardwalk slated to close Jan. 9 to make room for Project CityCenter
MGM Mirage's Boardwalk Hotel and Casino will close on the 9th January 2006 to eventually make way for the companies Project CityCenter.
www.hiboardwalk.com

Oregon            The Guardian
Lottery Jackpot Hits $340 Million
www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_numbers.asp

Las Vegas            Yahoo - PGIC SEC filing
MIKOHN GAMING CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events
Progressive Gaming International stock has tanked 28% today.
Share Pricewww.progressivegaming.net
Yahoo Finance Message Board - PGIC

Surrey, England            Camberly News and Mail
Lakeside bids to run casino
www.lakesidecomplex.com

Basle, Switzerland            Espace.ch & Basler Zeitung
Kredit für Basler Stadt-Casino bewilligt
Basler Casino-Projekt nimmt erste Hürde
The SF100 million Basle casino is planned to open in 2009. Financing for the project will come from a mixture of private (60% from the future operator) and institutional sources. It may also be that the project although retaining the name "Casino" will not include gaming.
www.casinobasel.ch
www.casinogesellschaft-basel.ch

Malta            The Times of Malta
Sisters win appeal over casino dismissal
www.dragonara.com

Macau            Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao's Casino Tax Income Rises 17.7% In First 3 Quarters
www.dsf.gov.mo

U.S.            BBC.co.uk & New York Times/AP
Jordan admits gambling mistakes
Jordan Discusses Gambling Excesses
Amazon.com - "Driven from Within"

London            Reuters
Casinos come late to online gaming party
A look at the sale by Stanley Leisure of their Internet casino and sportsbook operations to VIP casinos owner Leisure and Gaming Plc.
www.stanleyleisure.com
www.lngplc.com

New Orleans & Louisiana            AP & Nola.com/AP
New Orleans Mayor Drops Casino Idea
LA Hurricanes Casino Status

Thailand            The Nation
Phuket outlines plan for casino complex
City removes iron gates to casino bridge
 


 
 
19th October

Phoenix, Arizona            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Reports Third-Quarter 2005 Results
www.aztar.com

London            Manchester Online & HCapital
Expansion on the cards at spread betting firm
HgCapital wins the race for Sporting Index
www.sportingindex.com
www.hgcapital.net

London            Revolution Magazine
Church accuses online casino ad of linking booze and gambling

Berlin            Reuters
Croat admits guilt in German bets scandal

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Unprecedented eBay Auction Receives $1 Million Opening Bid for Collection of Historic Casino Chips and Tokens, Announces Marina Capital LLC
A $1 million bid for the collection has now been received. The Auction ends 21st October.
www.chipsandtokens.com
The Platinum Collection - $1M Casino Chips & Tokens
Ebay listings for Casino - "Chips" (10,604)

London            Reuters
PartyGaming to reveal its hand
www.partygaming.com

London & Cyprus            The Guardian
Empire Online says profit will be 10% lower than City forecasts

Biloxi, Mississippi            USA Today
Mississippi casino boats are moving onto dry land

Thailand            Bangkok Post - UPDATED
B135bn gamble on casino resort - Thai-Japanese venture sets sights on Phuket

Thailand            PRWeb.com
Bluff Magazine Sponsors CEO Poker Tournament
www.worldceoentertainment.com
www.bluffmagazine.com

Washington & New Orleans            The Times Picayune
Nagin folding hand on casino zone - Rebuilding east N.O. undecided, he says
Open casinos dealt a full house

Madeira Beach, Florida            USA Today
Casino cashes in after hurricanes - Diamondhead Casino Corporation.

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bourbon Street Casino closed early by Harrah's
www.bourbonstreethotel.com
 


 
 
18th October

New South Wales, Australia           News.com.au
Hoteliers 'tweak' poker machines for profit

Gaming Investments            The Street
Casino Stocks Face Sentiment Shift

Costa Rica            PRWeb.com 
Poker Industry Expo to be held December 3-4, 2005 in Costa Rica
www.pokerindustryexpo.com

Online Advertising            PRWeb.com
MillionPixelPoker.com Goes Live Today
www.millionpixelpoker.com

Las Vegas & Paris, France            Yahoo Singaore/AFP
US gaming giant Harrah's teams up with French art icon for Singapore casino
www.cnac-gp.fr

Las Vegas           Reuters & MSN Money/AP
Station Casinos third-quarter profit rises
Station Casinos 3Q Profit Up 34 Percent
www.stationcasinos.com

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Two new resorts will give Henderson piece of the Strip

Biloxi, Mississippi           USA Today/AP
Mississippi governor signs laws allowing casinos devastated by Katrina to rebuild on land

Victoria & Tasmania           Examiner.com
Racing Victoria offers alternative to Betfair

London & Cyprus           Yahoo UK/Sharecast
Empire Online warns on full year
Share Pricewww.empirepoker.com

London           BBC.co.uk
Online gaming firms bet on tie-up
www.lngplc.com

Singapore           Channel News Asia
Comprehensive Casino Control Bill released for public discussion
Government drops plan for surcharge on gaming revenues of integrated resorts

London & Cyprus           UK-Wire.com
Empire Online Limited - Trading Update

Washington           MSNBC/Washington Post
Lawmaker’s Abramoff ties under scrutiny - Ohio’s Ney has disavowed lobbyist

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
LV Sands plans nongaming venture near Macau

South Korea           Korea Times
Kangwon Land Casino Under Probe
 


 
 
17th October

Moscow           RIA Novosti
Moscow to raise taxes on gambling in 2006
Monthly slot taxes are set to rise to $262, and for Tables games to $4,373 per unit. Moscow presently has around 56 casinos and 63,000 slots.

Las Vegas & Cyberspace            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Gaming's tangled web
www.cac2005.com

Scarborough           Scarborough Today
New casino breaks membership record
The Opera House Casino opens on the 26th.
www.operahousecasino.co.uk

Las Vegas           Las Vegas City Life
The lost art - Legendary designers mourn the decline of the neon signs
www.neonmuseum.org/boneyard.html

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
GSA and IGT Moving Quickly to Integrate BOB And SuperSAS Protocols
www.gamingstandards.com

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Players Network and GWIN, Sports Handicapping Leader, Enter Deal to Co-Produce Original Gaming Lifestyle Programming - Hype to the Max!

London           Gambling Commission - Press release
Gambling Commission launches major consultation on licensing and regulation of gambling
www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk

China & Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Selected to Develop Major Master Planned Resort Development in China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hengqin

Singapore           MSN Money/AP & Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Singapore Draft Casino Law Proposes Levies
UPDATE:Singapore Outlines Casino Restrictions Before Bid
www.feedback.gov.sg
Ministry of Home Affairs - Casino Control Bill

Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP - Adam Goldman
Casinos to rebuild, possibly reshape coast

London           The Scotsman & Reuters
MPs attack lottery chiefs over £2.4bn lying 'idle'
Billions in lottery money "just sitting in the bank"

Coventry           icBirmingham
Bets down to create a British Nevada

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Columnist Jeff Simpson: Why the Barbary Coast site is so key to the future of Boyd Gaming

Singapore           Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Singapore Levy On Locals Entering Casinos To Stay
The successful operator of a future Singapore casino will have to collect S$100 (U.S.$60) a day or S$2,000 a year from Singaporean citizens. ATM's will also not be permitted on the gaming floor.

Austria & Brussels           Casinos Austria - Press release
Belgian Gaming Commission Grants License to Casinos Austria Int.
www.grandcasinobrussels.com

Kangwon, South Koreas           Korea Times
Kangwon Land Casino Under Probe
www.kangwonland.com

Bermuda           The Royal Gazette
Casino yacht back in hands of owners
Nio Be Corinthian operated by Estrellas Management (BVI) Ltd. ?

London           Yahoo UK/AFX
Leisure & Gaming buys Stanley Leisure's online casino business

London           UK-Wire.com
Leisure & Gaming plc - Acquisition of Stanley Entertainment NV and E-Gaming Partnership with Stanley Leisure plc for £2m
www.lngplc.com
www.VIPcasinos.com
www.stanleycasinos.com

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Megabucks (R) Jackpot Hits $11.9 Million at Aladdin Resort & Casino
www.aladdincasino.com
 


 
 
16th October

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania           Post Gazette
Slots gambling hits a bump in the road - Gaming board hung up over slot machine distribution method

London & Australia           The Sunday Times
Blair adviser acted for Packer casinos
The Sunday Times has obtained documents under the Freedom of information act exposing the intense lobbying tactics of overseas casino operators leading up to the drafting of the Gambling Bill.

London           Christian Today
Salvation Army & Methodist Church Win Award for Gambling Bill Campaign

Dublin           The Irish Post
Online casino planned for Ryanair flights
www.ryanair.com (Ryanair presently has a ranking of 1,546 on Alexa.com)

Las Vegas           Denver Post & AP
Boss Vegas
What happens in Vegas ...
Interesting profile of Las Vegas mayor, and former Mob lawyer Oscar Goodman.

Black Hawk           Denver Post
Casino plan places big bet - Black Hawk site deals advantage
 


 
 
15th October

London           The Times
Buyout firms circle Ladbrokes as it eyes up Rank
www.hiltongroup.com
www.rank.com

Macau           The Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Casino takings disappoint as arrivals slow down
Macau's 17 casinos won 11.4 billion patacas (HK$11.39 billion) from July to September, just 0.5% more than the previous quarter. The S.A.R now has 1,296 tables and 3,082 slots.
www.dicj.gov.mo (Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau).
www.dicj.gov.mo/EN/Estat/estat.htm (Latest Gaming statistics).

Singapore           Channel News Asia
Six bidders seen withdrawing from integrated resort race: Merrill Lynch
Govt to release Casino Control Bill for public consultation

Canada           Canada.com/CP
Great Canadian Gaming to miss analyst profit predictions: 'normal variations?
www.gcgaming.com

U.S. Gaming Investments           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming seen to suffer after storms - Analyst says casino companies will recover

Indiana           Indianapolis Star
Lauth hit with suit over casino - Ex-partner in bid for Orange County license also is suing Cook Group

London           Daily Telegraph & The Times
Abandoned float pushes Betfair chief to quit - with £10m shares in pocket
Betfair chief quits as firm postpones float plan
www.betfair.com
 

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