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21st September

Guernsey           BBC.co.uk - 20th & 21st September
Bets off on island casino plans
States seeks casino alternatives

Mississippi           The Clarion Ledger/AP
Casinos want to rebuild bigger, better - Owners to discuss land-based facilities

London           ThisisMoney
Sportingbet keeps quiet over US legal case
- www.rotoplay.com

Mississippi           Miami Herald/Knight Ridder
Casinos' dilemma: rebuild or move ?

Macau           Hong Kong Standard
Golden Resorts loss up sharply to $366 million
- www.goldenresortsgroup.com | www.grandview-hotel.com | www.casarealhotel.com.mo

Macau           Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Macau urged to pass law on money laundering

London & Israel           The Times
Sportingbet ends talks to buy Empire amid customer fears
Shares in Empire Online tumbled yesterday as it became known that the company does not own outright it's database of customers.
Share Price - www.tradal.net

Glasgow           The Times
First new casino plan wins approval

Atlantic City           Yahoo/Marketwire
Borgata Poker Open Breaks Records as Over 500 Players Compete in Day One of World Poker Tour Finals
- www.worldpokertour.com

Singapore           Reuters
Singapore casino bidding groups jostle ahead of race
With just a few days to go before the Singapore Government issues a formal request for proposals the cost of purchasing land has become a major issue for developers to consider.

Los Angeles           Reuters Business
Casino stocks fall on talk of waning Vegas rates
 


 
 
20th September

Free State, South Africa           MWeb.co.za & Finance24/I-Net Bridge
Bloem readies for R72m casino
- www.windmillcasino.co.za

London           BBC.co.uk, Sporting Life & Glasgow Evening Times
Rangers FC score with casino plan
Gers's super casino plans approved
Rangers hit first goal in battle to open supercasino
- www.rangersfc.co.uk & www.lasvegassands.com

London           UK-Wire.co.uk
BETonSPORTS plc - Interim results
Share Price - www.betonsports.com

London           UK-Wire.co.uk
Talarius plc - Maiden interim results for the period ended 16 July 2005
Share Price - www.talarius.com

London           Bloomberg News & UK-Wire.co.uk
Sportingbet Halts Talks on Acquiring Empire Online
Sportingbet Plc - Cessation of discussions with Empire Online Limited
Empire Online Limited - Offer update

London           The Independent
888.com chief cashes £2m of his chips in gaming float

Oklahoma & Washington          Las Vegas Sun/AP
White House plans to define tribal slot machines

New Zealand           International Herald Tribune
Sky City considers acquisition
Federal Hotels & Resorts in Tasmania is mentioned as a possible target.
Share Price - www.skycityentertainmentgroup.com & www.federalresorts.com.au

Mississippi & Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casinos committed to rebuild on Gulf Coast

Mississippi           USA Today
More than 45,000 hotel rooms closed by Katrina
 


 
 
19th September

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Receives Approval for Routine Field Trial for Ticket in Ticket Out in Nevada

Laughlin, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun
Arizona man is found dead in back of truck at casino

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Gaming and Systems to Provide All Six Resorts International Entertainment Casinos With Complete Systems Solutions

Singapore           Bloomberg News
Singapore to Set Rules for MGM, Other Casino Bidders

New York           CNN Money/Reuters
Casino ATM firm steps up - Global Cash Access well-received on road, but Katrina clouds loom
- www.globalcashaccess.com

Reno, Nevada           Reno Gazette-Journal
Peppermill to unveil major plan
- www.peppermillreno.com
 


 
 
18th September

Las Vegas         Las Vegas Review-Journal
Megabucks luck strikes twice - 92-year-old hits jackpot at Cannery to become game's first two-time winner
Elmer Sherwin's first win was $4.6 million playing Megabucks on the opening night of the Mirage on Nov. 22, 1989. The IGT Megabucks system was first introduced in March 1986.

Las Vegas         Las Vegas Review-Journal
New games featuring home-theater-quality voice and sound and built for comfort highlight Global Gaming Expo

California & Washington          San Diego Union-Tribune
Bill would limit definition of gaming devices

New York         The Independent
Legal fears raised over gambling listings
 


 
 
17th September

Trinidad & Tobago           Newsday TT
Casino manager shot - $.4M reward for information - Island Club Casino.

Las Vegas         KLASTV.com
MGM-Mirage Reveals Model of Project City Center
The scheduled opening of MGM MIRAGE'S $5 billion Project City Center is late 2009.

Las Vegas           KLASTV.com & America's Most Wanted
Fugitive Surrenders in Las Vegas, Admits to Casino Heist
America's Most Wanted: Heather Tallchief

Mississippi           Las Vegas Business Press
Water-borne casinos "a disaster waiting to happen," say experts
 


 
 
16th September

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International Corporation Announces $50,000 Contribution to the Gaming Industry Katrina Relief Fund

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
92-Year-Old Las Vegas Man Wins Megabucks(R) Jackpot for the Second Time

Washington         Phoenix Business Journal
Kyl's online casino restrictions rebuffed

Arizona            The Desert Sun
Man shot outside casino - No witnesses or suspects in daytime incident

Birmingham         icBirmingham/Evening Mail
Council caught up in casino bid row

Las Vegas         KLASTV.com & San Diego Union-Tribune/AP
Las Vegas' Griffin Investigations Files Bankruptcy
Griffin files for Chapter 11
- www.griffininvestigations.com

Macau         Las Vegas Sun/Bloomberg
Wynn cuts borrowing cost of Macau casino project

Caracas, Venezuela         El Universal
Fiscalía imputó a 20 representantes de casinos por operar sin licencia
 


 
 
15th September

Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta
Expert: Las Vegas firms have edge in Singapore market

Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Westward Ho to close - Property sale expected to be complete by end of year
- www.westwardho.com

Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Major casino company leaders find accord on key issues
Out-of-market casinos' entertainment focus seen to benefit Las Vegas

London         Yahoo UK/AFX
US gaming group files lawsuit against Sportingbet
- www.rotoplay.com
888 IPO seen valuing online gaming group at up to 715 million sterling

New Mexico          MSN Money/Business Wire
NICE Awarded $2.5 Million Dollar Deal to Supply Digital Video/Audio Capture Solutions with Content Analytics to Isleta Casino and Resort
- www.isletacasinoresort.com

Las Vegas        Las Vegas Sun/AP & Liz Benston
Las Vegas company that tracks casino cheats files for Chapter 11
Griffin book producer files for Chapter 11, citing suit

Las Vegas & Mississippi          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hotel-casinos link up with jobs Web site
- www.katrinajobs.org

Macau          Las Vegas Sun
K. Wah plans to open three new casinos by Mid-2006

London          BBC.co.uk & The Scotsman
Three arrested over casino fraud
Three arrested over alleged casino sting
The arrested are accused of using hidden cameras on Poker. Presumably they were clocking sloppy dealers hole cards on either CSP or TCP.

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