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31st October

New Zealand   
Staff gambling away firms' funds a growing problem

Singapore             Channel News Asia
National Council on Problem Gambling outlines its assessment framework

Pennsylvania             Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Nine Philadelphia sites recommended for standalone slots casinos

Problem Gambling - Online Poker             Las Vegas Business Press
Pathological gambling among the young is exaggerated, experts say

Australia            NineMSN News
Aussies spent $17.4b on gambling

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Reports Operating Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal 2005

888 Holdings Public Limited Company - Q3 KPIs and Trading Update
End of Stabilisation Notice: 888 Holdings plc

30th October

Scotland            Sunday Herald
Freelotto boss in talks over move to Scotland

29th October

New Zealand            Yahoo Aus/Reuters
NZ's Sky City still looking at opportunities

28th October

Sydney, Australia            The Courier-Mail
PBL takes TV hit, looks to casinos

Springfield, Illinois            Lincoln Courier, Illinois Newspapers & AP
House votes to sink casinos - Senate likely to keep gambling boats afloat
House: Shut down casinos
House votes to repeal casinos
IL House votes to close riverboat casinos

South Africa   (Tshwane)
Gambling Board Chief Grilled Over Salary
South African National Gambling Board chief executive officer Thibedi Majake ia apparently on a salary of R800,000 per annum.

27th October

Australia & Macau            Yahoo UK/AFX
Macau is PBL's star prospect

South Carolina           The State
Judge won't block seizure of Internet gambling computers

French Lick, Indiana           Detroit Free Press
Old gambling town down on luck gets hope with Indiana's last casino

Goa, India 
Goa: Gambling - a Black Spot on the Golden Sands of Colva Beach

26th October

Nevada            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Who gets in may be out  - Change in public gaming policy considered

Germany            Interactive Investor/AFX
Premiere hopes to launch internet casinos within two years - report

South Africa  
Sun Casinos Ring Up 19% Revenue Rise

New Zealand            The Melbourne Age
NZ net gambling a safe bet

Australia & Tasmania  
Packer set to become major player in internet gambling market

Hong Kong & Macau   Jones Newswires
K Wah Construct Down 11%; SJM Listing Plan

25th October

Mississippi            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
A race to refloat Gulf casinos

St. Louis            Business Wire
President Casinos, Inc. Notified That Columbia Sussex Has Withdrawn Its Missouri Gaming Application from Consideration 

24th October

Kammersängerin Kales-Wallner ist tot
Elisabeth Kales-Wallner was married to Casinos Austria Director Dr. Leo Wallner.

London            The Financial Times
Gambling watchdog's mission to reform
UK gambling watchdog warns on tax rate
Interview with Gambling Commission Chairman Peter Dean.

Hong Kong            The Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Listed companies exit to cut their losses on casino cruise ship
The Omar III (Former Sun Viking) operating out of Hong Kong to the Guangdong port of Huangpu is apparently ceasing trading.

Macau            The Hong Kong Standard - Tim LeeMaster
Blow for Galaxy VIP rooms
Statistic filled report on play at the Galaxy casino in the Waldo Hotel. Private VIP tables winning HK$411,000 per-day (U.S.$53,000) and public games HK$36,000 (U.S.$4,642).

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Columnist Jeff Simpson: MGM, Lanni just keep growing
Details also of The Palms advertising campaign for the new Hardwood Suite that contains among other things a full size Basketball court.

Las Vegas            LV Business Press - David McKee
Castaways' fate sealed, bowling alley to be spared

Singapore            Yahoo Sinpapore/Dow Jones
Casino Bill May Affect Cross-Ownership

Colorado Springs, Colorado  
Century Casinos Announces Extension of Agreement With Oceania Cruises Until 2012

Romulus, Michigan            USA Today/AP & Detroit Free Press
Indian tribe plans to build a casino near Detroit Metro Airport
Plan for casino in Romulus outlined - Tribe to seek trust status for land
Conference and Exhibition listings now full updated and including 2006.
Conferences & Exhibitions 2005/6

23rd October

South Africa            Independent Online/Sunday Tribune
Dreams shatter as R84m is lost

U.S.            CNN Money
The king of real estate's cashing out
Mr. Barrack, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Colony Capital, LLC.

Broward County, Florida            Miami Herald
Broward drafts slots-rules plan

New Zealand & Kahnawake  
New betting system set to take off

Atlantic City            The Press of Atlantic City
Some lose more than their shirt at casinos

Hawaii gamblers avoid law by wagering online

Casino robbery: 3rd man held

Bangor, Maine            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Maine to get its first slot machines in less than two weeks

22nd October

Austria & Belgium            Österreich Journal &
Casino Brüssel öffnet im Dezember 2005
Casinos Austria haben für Brüssel die Lizenz zum Spielen

London            Gambling Commission - Press release
Gambling Commission appoints Director of Operations (PDF)

Gaming Investments            In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Gaming - Low confidence index hits gaming stocks

Mississippi            Las Vegas Business Press
An ill wind on Gulf Coast blows casino operators some good

Lake Tahoe            North Lake Tahoe News
Lake Tahoe casino chips on eBay for $1 million
The Platinum Collection - $1M Casino Chips & Tokens

London            The Times
PartyGaming ‘may look at acquisitions’

Gambling industry called to intensify their expansion

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Business Press
"M" is for megaresort

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa            Independent Online
Women sold into prostitution by gamblers

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