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14th October

Las Vegas           PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Receives Nevada Gaming Control Board Approval for Its Next Generation Multi-Deck Shuffler, RandomPlus(TM)

Glasgow           Glasgow Evening Times
William Hill told to pay out £140,000 to 4 sacked bosses

Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City
Changes are on the horizon Casinos, CCC, regulators negotiating proposed changes to Casino Control Act

Las Vegas           In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Gaming - Boyd-Station duel to be taken to new level
- www.southcoastcasino.com & www.redrockstation.com

St Johns Pass, Florida           ABC Action News
Gambling ship goes in dry dock while owners seek to fund repairs
- www.oceanjewel.com

Hollywood & Tampa, Florida           Sun Sentinel
Seminoles want out of casinos, hotel contract - Buyout could cost the tribe $1.2 billion
- www.seminolehardrock.com

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Customers Can Live Their Dreams and Become Set for Life*
- www.harrahs.com/sfl

Glasgow           Glasgow Evening Times
Ibrox casino plan boost as rival bid scrapped

London           Yahoo/Reuters
Betfair not planning imminent flotation

Macau & Chicago           The Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Playboy eyes Macau casino
- www.playboyenterprises.com | www.playboycasino.com | www.playboygaming.com

London & New York           Yahoo UK/FT.com & Reuters
Hilton in talks on £3.6 billion hotel sale
Hilton Corp in talks to buy UK Hilton
Share Price - www.hiltongroup.com & www.hilton.com

London           Bloomberg.com/FT.com
Betfair May Defer IPO Plans Until After 2006 World Cup

Singapore           Forbes.com/AFX
Singapore govt drafts legislation in preparation for casino resort projects
- www.stb.com.sg

Singapore           Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Asia To Have At Least 50 More Casinos By 2012
Comments from Merrill Lynch analysts Sean Monaghan and Tony Raza at a media briefing earlier today.

Singapore           Singapore Government - Press release
CASINO CONTROL BILL FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION
- www.feedback.gov.sg

U.S. - Gaming Investments           Reuters
U.S. casino profits seen strong, but stocks weaken

U.S. - Indian Gaming           Christian Science Monitor
Tribal casinos push beyond the reservations

Reno           Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Places Additional Video Lottery Terminals at New York and Rhode Island Locations
 


 
 
13th October

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Business Press
Hard Rock secures $1.25 billion loan
- www.hardrockhotel.com

Travemünde, Germany           HL-Live.de
Kritik an kürzeren Geschäftszeiten im Travemünder Casino

Cleethorpes & Birmingham           ThisisGrimsby & icBirmingham
£10 million flats, shops and casino plan
MP calls for NEC casino go-ahead

Manchester           Manchester Evening News, MSN Money/AP & BBC.co.uk
Reds lose on casino gamble
Manchester United Abandons Casino Plans
Man Utd shelves casino proposals 
- www.manutd.com & www.lasvegassands.com

Las Vegas           MarketWire
Diamond I and The Palms Resort and Casino Sign Letter of Intent; To Forge Working Relationship Regarding WifiCasino GS(TM)
- www.diamonditech.com

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Locals casinos aim for Asian gamblers
- www.lvchinatown.com

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hoping for Brand Slam - Steve Wynn hopes his name will keep attracting visitors

London           FT.com
Betfair prepares for Malta move if betting exchange taxation changes

London           The Scotsman
Ladbrokes plans major expansion beyond Europe
- www.ladbrokes.com & www.hiltongroup.com

New Zealand          New Zealand Herald
Banker rips off wealthy clients to spend at TAB

London           The Guardian, Independent & The Times
Sportingbet's profits soar as punters flock to virtual tables
The Investment Column: Sportingbet counting its winnings from online poker
Online gaming shares bounce back as Sportingbet pushes to top of the pack

London           icSouthLondon/The Mercury
Dome developers gamble on London casino contract
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Dome

Isle of Man           Net Imperative
Betinternet expands into Web casino market
- www.betinternet.com

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Perini gets construction contract for Cosmopolitan hotel-casino

Lake Tahoe           Tahoe Daily Tribune
Editorial: MontBleu: The right move at the right time

Stamford, Connecticut           WCBSTV.com/AP
Two Conn. Tribes Denied Rights To Build Casinos

Rosemont, Illinois           Southern Chicago Daily Herald
Accusations fly over casino bid  - Rosemont mayor hints Pritzker undermining casino plan
 


 
 
12th October

Scottsdale, Arizona & Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Announces Corporate Agreement to Supply Station Casinos With e-motion(TM) Machines
- www.atronic.com

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania           PittsburgLive.com/Valley Tribune
Gambling board losing public trust

London           UK-Wire.co.uk
Sportingbet Plc - Preliminary Results for the 12 Months Ended 31 July 2005

Singapore           Sydney Morning Herald
Website to tackle gambling addiction
Singapore National Council on Problem Gambling.
- www.ncpg.org.sg

New Zealand           Scoop.co.nz
Gambling Act proves purpose

London           Reuters & Yahoo UK/AFX
Sportingbet poker sales up
Sportingbet sees no sign of poker slowdown - UPDATE
Sportingbet comes up trumps on online poker
Share Price - www.sportingbetplc.com & www.paradisepoker.com

Lake Tahoe           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Caesars Tahoe becomes MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
- www.caesarstahoe.com & www.columbiasussex.com

Aberdeen           Aberdeen Press & Journal
Casino on the cards soon

Indianapolis, Indiana           Courier Journal
State regulators cool to idea of casino gaming via satellite
Kenilworth Systems Corp's. continuing promotion of casino games via satellite
- www.kenilworthsystemscorporation.com & www.roulabette.com

Placer County, California           KRCA.com
Casino Video Shows Last Known Whereabouts Of Missing Woman

New Orleans           WWLTV/AP & WAFB.com
Blanco slams Nagin's plan for casino district
Blanco Opposing Nagin's Casino Idea

Las Vegas           Boston Business Journal
Perini lands $1B Las Vegas casino construction contract
- www.ncpg.org.sg

Cork, Ireland           Irish Examiner
Would-be monk faces sentencing for fraud

Israel & Greece           Globes Online
Mifal Hapayis to operate online lottery
INTRALOT signed New Contract in ISRAEL with Mifal Hapayis Lotteries - 1st Sept.

PRWeb Casino Customer Service - Press release
Zero, Zip, Zilch: Thatís How Often Casino Customers Return to Properties With Poor Guest Service
- www.casinocustomerservice.com
 


 
 
11th October

Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada casinos win $989 million in August, 13th positive month

Travemüunde, Germany           HL-Live.de
Kritik an kürzeren Geschäftszeiten im Travemünder Casino

Travemünde, Germany          Lübecker Nachrichten
Croupiers bangen um Zukunft der Spielbank in Travemünde
- www.casino-sh.de

Las Vegas          MarketWire.com
Unprecedented eBay Auction Offers Historic $1 Million Collection of Casino Chips and Tokens
The Platinum Collection auction begins on Ebay at 3pm PST today.
- www.chipsandtokens.com

London - Online Gaming Investments          Bloomberg
Empire Online, PartyGaming Lose Appeal on Concern About Growth

Mississippi, Gulf Coast          USA Today/AP - Adam Gloldman
Gulf Coast a graveyard for thousands of slot machines

Colorado          wWorldWire.com
PitBOSS Entertainment Completes Colorado Casino Acquisition
- www.pitbossent.com

Portland, Oregon          PRNewswire
Families Replace 'Bored' Games With Hot New Trend: Poker
It's a neat idea. A dealer button with combined blind timer for poker tournaments.
- www.dbdealer.com

Slovenia & Las Vegas          See-News.com - Registration required
Slovenian Hit Eyes Casino Construction Deal with Harrah's in Nov

London          The Times Online, The Guardian & Independent
Shares of internet gambling firms flop
PartyGaming move points to peak in online gambling
PartyGaming deals a bad hand to poker rival Empire Online

Mississippi          The Clarion Ledger
Additional casinos interested in Coast

Singapore          China Post Taiwan
Singapore launches Web site for gambling addicts 4 years ahead of casino launch
 


 
 
10th October

Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Welcomes the Blue Man Group's Retooled and Rewired Show
- www.venetian.com & www.blueman.com

London          BBC.co.uk
Partypoker move hits Empire stock
Red ink everwhere. Shares in Empire Gaming, Party Poker, 888.com, Neteller, Sportingbet & World Gaming ended down in London 33%, 11%, 11%, 9%, 5% & 7% respectively.

Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Announces Its New Management Team
Share Price - www.vendingdata.com

Baden, Austria          Casinos Austria/PokerEM.com
Poker Europameister 2005 kommt aus Dänemark - Jan Pedersen gewinnt die 16. Poker EM im Casino Baden

Florida          Toronto Globe & Mail
Boulis investigation dredges up big names

London          MSNBC/FT.com & Yahoo UK/AFX
Empire revenues up despite flat poker market
Empire Online hit by worries over PartyGaming relationship

London          UK-Wire.com
Empire Online Limited Q3 Trading Update - 'Strong Network Growth Continues'
Share Price - www.empirepoker.com

London          UK-Wire.com
PartyGaming Plc - New platform launch
Share Price - www.partygaming.com

Lake Charles. Louisiana          AmericanPress.com & Yahoo/PRNewswire
L'Auberge, Isle of Capri open doors
Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Reopening Of L'Auberge du Lac
- www.ldlcasino.com & www.isleofcapricasinos.com/Lake_Charles

Singapore          LittleSpeck/LV Business Press - David McKee
Casinos - Singapore slips but others face bigger issues.

Las Vegas          LV Business Press
Wynn sells $100 million worth of paintings
- www.twcdc.com/bellagio/vangogh.htm
- www.twcdc.com/bellagio/gauguin.htm
 


 
 
9th October

Sydney, Australia & Peru          Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney firm facing $54m lawsuit over pokies deal
The original Aristocrat press release from 19th November 2001 was...
Aristocrat Announces Multi-Million Dollar South American Contract
Mark Newburg who was president of Aristocrat Technology at the time is now the Executive Director of VendingData Corp.
- www.aristocrat.com.au

Glasgow          The Scotsman/AP
Armed raider strikes at bookies

Johannesburg, South Africa          TalkRadio702
Casino denies slack security allegations
Sun International's Carnival City was apparently robbed on Saturday, 8th October by an armed gang of nine men and two women who fired shots before fleeing with an unkown amount of cash.
- www.carnivalcity.co.za

Mississippi          The Clarion Ledger
Gaming's here to stay, but it can still shoulder more taxes

Problem Gambling - London          The Observer/Guardian
Rapid growth of online gambling bestows a tide of troubles
- www.gamcare.org.uk

Blackpool          Yahoo/AFP
Blackpool: Britain's faded Vegas gambles on casino salvation
The report paints a pretty accurate picture.

Denver & Ebay.com          Reno Gazette Journal
For a million bucks, not just a token auction
The Platinum Collection goes up for sale on Ebay from the 11th October and the minimum starting bid for the 6,800 chips or tokens is $1 million.
- www.chipsandtokens.com

Vittoriosa, Malta          Malta Independant & The Times of Malta
Casino di Venezia seeks new lustre with relaunch
New-look casino
- www.casinovenezia.it/malta & www.casino.venezia.it

Isle of Man           The Independent & PRNewswire
Online gamer puts cards on AIM table
Gamebookers: It's all Greek to Me ...
- www.gamebookers.com | www.tridentgaming.com | www.betbug.com

Gulfport, Mississippi           Picayune Item
Hurrah's Entertainment to delay plans to rebuild Gulfport casino

Louisiana           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Lake Charles, La. Property Reopened After Hurricane Rita
- www.theislecorp.com

Victoria, Australia           The Melbourne Age
Ex-footy star in gambling campaign

Washington           Norwich Bulletin
Gambling opponent: Halt casino expansion
The National Coalition Against Legalised Gambling aims to put a stop to the practice of "Reservation Shopping" by American Indian tribes.
- www.ncalg.org

New Orleans           National Public Radio
Are Casinos New Orleans' Future?
 


 
 
8th October

London & Nottingham           Gala & Coral Eurobet - Press release (PDF)
Gala and Coral Eurobet to form Europe's largest integrated betting and gaming company

South Australia           The Advertiser & ABC.net
$200-a-day ATM limit at gambling venues
Costello hits out at States' gambling revenue dependence

New Orleans           MSNBC.com/AP
Mayor pushes for casinos in New Orleans

New Orleans           CNN
Mayor moves to heal New Orleans' lifeblood industry - Nagin hopes more casinos will quickly bring back tourists

London           BBC.co.uk & MSN.co.uk/Reuters
Casino group Gala snaps up Coral
Gala buys Coral to form 4 bln stg gaming group

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Longtime gaming exec named president at Wynn Las Vegas
Record results for gaming's Big Six

New Zealand & Australia           New Zealand Harald
Taverner bid slips from Sky City's lips
 

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