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Archive 2006: 15th - 21st April

21st April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
888 Holdings
Cash Systems
Chariot Lottery
World Poker Tour
Reef Casino Trust
Gaming Corp.
China LotSynergy
Boss Media
Riviera Holdings
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas   
Las Vegas Investigators Say Weekend Beatings Linked
Gunman, Guard Wounded in Las Vegas Casino Shooting

Wigan, Lancashire             Wigan Evening Post
Terror gang target bookies - WIGAN'S bookmakers are on high alert following a spate of terrifying robberies

Nottingham             ThisisNottingham/Evening Post
Casino worker tells of gun raid
The £14,000 armed robbery was at the privately owned Victoria Club in November 2004.

Gaming Investments             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Record profits for 'Big Six'  - Analysts predicting 44.8 percent increase for Nevada's biggest gaming companies

Reno             Las Vegas Review-Journal
IGT gets in the game: Company boosts quarterly earnings
The average cost of an IGT slot in the North American market appears to have increased  year over year from $13,800 to $15,600.

Belgrade & Vienna, Austria    &
Casinos Austria wollen noch heuer ihr neues Belgrader Casino eröffnen
Casinos Austria wollen Casino in Belgrad eröffnen
Casinos Austria intend opening their Belgrade casino in 2007. The total investment will be €30 million that includes €15 million for the license.

Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia             ITAR-TASS
North Ossetia re-opens earlier banned gambling clubs

Portugal   ário Económico
Casino revenues in Portugal rise 10 pct in first quarter

Vietnam & Cambodia   
Hustler network lures gamblers to Cambodia

South Africa             Business Day & IOL
Betting bug not biting as badly anymore
SA's children gambling their lives away
4th Biennial South African Gambling Conference

Phoenix, Arizona             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Receives Revised Definitive Offer from Ameristar

Ghana             Accra Mail - KairRo International Press release.
La Palm Casino`s new slot machines

South Africa             SABC News
North West govt waits for ruling on casino licence
In a redrawing of S.A's borders the Morula Sun is now located in Gauteng province.

Britain             Provincial Press
Casino plan faces further delays - Nottingham
Casino proposals spark holy row - Dartford
Months of waiting likely for casino decision - Taunton, Somerset
City's fresh bid for super-casino - Coventry (Following the Peugeot closure news)
Place your bets on new casino please - St. Helens

South Wales             icWales/Western Mail
Tinopolis gambles on five new poker TV series

New Jersey             Yahoo/PRNewswire
ISWI Subsidiary Signs New Contract With Sportingbet

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Professional Poker Player Jennifer Powell Has Launched Her Own Web Site
Poker Tournament directors may be eager for her to be in the field. I wonder why ?
Additional headlines
Dubliner Wins €1 Million Poker Tournament Live on TV
Lotto winner shot in clash with police - Florida
Exclusive! Baby Trump at Home - Pictorial of a normal American family.
Paris Hilton Offered Chance to Win $178,000 Bentley Back

20th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
Chariot Lottery
Shuffle Master
Galaxy Ent.
Shun Tak Holdings
Great Canadian Gaming
888 Holdings
WMS Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             The Press of Atlantic City
New operator of A.C. Hilton granted license

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Poker Tour World Championship(TM) Breaks Money & Attendance Records at Bellagio

New York & London             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Scientific Games Completes Acquisition of Global Draw Limited

Reno             Yahoo/AP & Reuters
International Game Technology Second-Quarter Profit Jumps 32%
Slot machine maker IGT's profit rises, stock jumps

Reno             PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2006 Results

London             Daily Telegraph
PartyGaming board hits $36m salary jackpot
Departing CEO Richard Segal will apparently cash in £30 million after less than 2 years with the company !

London             Yahoo UK/Sharecast
Chariot (UK) surges on new lottery launch

Macau             People's Daily
Macao's casino receipts up 16.5 pct in Q1 - Macao Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

London             Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph &
National Lottery Rival vows more jackpots
Ex-Camelot boss starts Lotto rival
'Fairer' lottery set for launch - First Draw Monday 8th May.

Talarius Plc - Termination of discussions with Top Ten Holdings plc

London & Melbourne, Australia   
Betcorp announces doubling of profit for Q1 2006

Llanelli, Wales   
Tinopolis PLC - Sunset + Vine to become the UK's biggest poker provider

New Jersey             Newsday/AP
Getting lucky: Widow wins record $10 million slot jackpot
Cute story from John Curran at the AP.

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Announces Addition to Macao Executive Team
Mark Brown the former COO, President and CEO of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts.

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz
Starting With A Sting - Fertittas arrange for rock legend to make opening night memorable

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Shine on, shine on - Renovations geared to keep Golden Nugget luxe and lustrous

London             Reuters
British sport launches gambling code of conduct
Caborn Calls On Sports To Tackle Betting Cheats - DCMS Press release.

Burnaby, B.C.             CCN Matthews
Gateway Casinos Income Fund to Acquire the Cascades Langley Casino & Hotel

Phoenix, Arizona             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Aztar Reports First-Quarter 2006 Results
Aztar's First-Quarter Earnings Slump
Additional headlines
Russia Calls For Unity To Fight Internet Crime
Sky launches second casino channel -
Senecas defend casino plans amid criticism

19th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Shun Tak Holdings
London Clubs Int.
Isle of Capri
Galaxy Ent.
Monarch Casino
Tabcorp Holdings
Fluxx (Germany)
Riviera Holdings
Int. All Sports
GamingVC Hold.
World Poker Tour
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Paramaribo, Suriname             Caribbean Net News
Suriname to prosecute bank and casino executives

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/Reuters
Wynn rides high on growth prospects in Vegas, Macau

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
EDITH Cashless Gaming Kiosk Set to Transform Cash Access on the Gaming Floor

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Pinnacle Entertainment Raises Its Offer in Bidding War for Aztar to $1.65 Billion in Cash

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Amends Merger Agreement With Aztar Corporation to Increase Price to $43.00 Per Common Share

Solomon Islands             Solomon Star News, SMH & IHT/Reuters
Looters attack Pacific Casino Hotel
Pacific Casino Hotel under siege
Looters torch Honiara businesses
Australia and New Zealand to send troops to Solomon Islands
The Pacific Casino Hotel is believed to have been burnt to the ground and 90% of Honiara's Chinatown destroyed.
Google News - "Solomon Islands"

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Big Stakes Match Play Becomes The Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas in 2007

Las Vegas   
Suspect Arrested in Casino Worker Beating
An extremely cowardly and vicious attack. I hope the animals responsible are caught and go down for a long long time. Ian

London    & Advertising Standards Authority
Betting ads aimed at teens banned
ASA withdraws pool betting advertisement

Britain             Provincial Press
Casino proposals spark unholy row - Dartford & Gravesend.
Casino or bust for HC revamp - Hull City F.C.

London             The Times
ITV gets ready to play to interactive audience
ITV Play launches on Freeview in the UK on 19th April. The games use mainly premium rate telephone numbers and SMS to generate revenues.

Pennsylvania             Bloomberg/PRNewswire
Forest City Enterprises - Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Present Plan for Harrah's Station Square Casino to Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

London    & BBC,
PartyGaming Plc - Chief Executive Officer
Poker boosts Partygaming revenue

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Station Casinos sitting on proverbial gold mine
Interview with SC's CFO Glenn Christenson.

Las Vegas             USA Today/AP
Red Rock opens doors to priciest off-Strip casino in Las Vegas
Red Rock Casino Grand Opening
Additional headlines
Soccer star, pokies addict launch new party - Victoria, Australia.
He helps to design space shuttles and plays golf with Bill Clinton! - CC Fraud
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Hotel & Casino power failures ?

18th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Trump Entertainment
Melco Int.
Leisure & Gaming
Progressive Gaming
Galaxy Ent.
Betbull (Austria)
Pinnacle Ent.
Party Gaming
Riviera Holdings
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

El grupo Estoril-Sol inaugura el primer Casino de Lisboa con una inversión de más de 138 millones
Casino Lisboa opens tomorrow in the Park of the Nations with 1,500 slots and 22 table games. The concession was awarded to Society Estoril-Sol who's main shareholder is Stanley Ho. The total investment has been €138 million which includes a fee of €30 million for the license.

Charlotte, N.C.             Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek's PokerPro(TM) System Receives Regulatory Approval in California and the United Kingdom

London             The Guardian - Polly Toynbee
A green light for an addiction that blights children's lives
Polly Toynbee article complaining that New Labour has become Britain's head croupier.

Problem Gambling - Cambridge   
Caterer stole cash to fund gambling habit

Paris & Brussels             Droit et Nouvelles Technologies
French casinos vs. Française des Jeux : the war for online gambling is declared
Syndicat des Casinos Modernes - Website not known. - La Française des Jeux: Government owned lottery company.

London & Gibraltar             The Times & Daily Telegraph
PartyGaming positive as new punters sign up
PartyGaming launches online backgammon

London & Gibraltar   
PartyGaming Plc - First Quarter Key Performance Indicators and Trading Update

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania             Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Video & Images
Barden unveils casino plan, with help from friends
Smokey Robinson is an investor in the $1.1 billion proposal. - Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania             The Independent
Gettysburg address for casino splits town famed for civil war - Crossroads Gaming Resort and Spa.

Hamburg             Brightcove/Reuters
Record Breaking Cruise Ship

Las Vegas             MSNBC/AP & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Fourth suitor emerges for Aztar Corp. in bid war
Columbia Sussex bids for Aztar - Casino operator's offer exceeds three others

Louisiana             The Ledger
Casinos pull in $239.1 million in March - Louisiana Gaming Control Board

Las Vegas    & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Crowd Attacks Worker Near Strip Casino
Youths near Strip beat, rob man - Police refuse to identify where Saturday morning incident occurred

Atlantic City & Macau             The Press of Atlantic City
Brown heading to Macau - Mark Brown, former CEO of Trump Casino Resorts.

Las Vegas             USA Today
$15M pot brings out poker faces
World Championship(TM) Features Match Up of WPT Millionaires
Additional headlines
Bookies injure police in Madhya Pradesh - Betting on India v's England Cricket.
Anurag's gamble has made him a rich man - Party Gaming's Anurag Dikshit.
Walter 'Puggy' Pearson - A legend at the tables of poker's world series
Barstow wooing tribal casino in bid to invigorate economy
Leucadia buying into Hard Rock - Biloxi, Mississippi.
Five held over armed raid on bookie's shop - Dublin.
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - English Football in Las Vegas ?

17th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Asian/Aus closed
U.K/Europe closed
Aztar Corp.
Riviera Holdings
Las Vegas Sands
Pinnacle Ent.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Island casino idea to be debated

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Blackjack taking shot at TV land - 21 reasons for poker to move over - Excellent quality website graphics and video.

Canada & Macau             Yahoo/CNW
Dynasty Gaming and Ho Group Announce Joint Venture for First-Ever World Cup of Mahjong

Australia & Macau             The Australian
Leighton bets Macau growth is a sure thing

Lake Charles, Louisiana & Biloxi, Mississippi             Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Harrah's Plans to Sell 2 Riverboat Casinos
Harrah's to acquire Biloxi site, sell LA resort

Las Vegas & Louisiana             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Harrahs Lake Charles

Las Vegas & Mississippi             Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Casino Magic Biloxi

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Debuts Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa - Opening 18th April.

New York & Phoenix, Arizona             Yahoo/Reuters
Columbia Entertainment bids $1.69 bln for Aztar

Phoenix, Arizona             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Corporation Prepared to Enter Into Discussions With Columbia Entertainment; Receives Definitive Offer From Ameristar Casinos

California             The Examiner
Seized slot machines symptom of larger problem, authorities say - California Gambling Control Commission. - Division of Gambling Control.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Airdates for Its Three Card Poker National Championship Television Program

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Signs Key Contract with Galaxy's Starworld Casino in Macau

London             The Guardian
England's footballers warned not to bet on World Cup games 

Louisiana    & 2TheAdvocate/AP
Harrah's Expected to Pull Out of Lake Charles
Development to continue if Harrah’s leaves Lake Charles

Iowa             Globe Gazette
25,000 visit Diamond Jo on first weekend

India & Gibraltar             The Independent
£1.7bn fortune propels online poker tycoon on to Asian rich list

Macau getting image makeover - Seattle Times/L.A. Times.
Reinvented ex-colony rivals Las Vegas Strip - Seattle Times/Washington Post.
Macao logs 1m Easter border crossings - China View/Xinhua.

Macau             San Francisco Chronicle
Viva Macau! - After 400 years as a sleepy Portuguese outpost in southern China, it's become the Las Vegas of Asia

Buffalo             New York Times & Buffalo Business First
A Casino Proposal That Was Once Lauded Is Now Drawing Criticism
Snyder on Buffalo casino: 'We'll have it done'

Fallon, Nevada             Reno Gazette Journal
Stockman's owned by family for 37 years
Additional headlines
Please Don't Pet the Bunnies - Report on Hugh Heffners 80th birthday party.
4 found dead in Yerington motel room - Yerington, Nevada
Gambling players face World Cup boot
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Aladdin transformation to Planet Hollywood.
Party At The Playboy Mansion - RooTV
Today In History For Monday, April 17th - RooTV

16th April

London & Israel             Globes Online
Pokerstars plans £1 billion IPO

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on the new Encore and Steve Wynn's mixed emotions about replacing historic golf course

Macau             Sydney Morning Herald - 4 pages
Macau cleans up but is no den of angels

London             The Sunday Times
Pokerstars reveals hand with plans for £1bn float
They would be wise to hurry as the New York Times article below suggests that the American public is becoming increasingly bored with Poker's over exposure in the media..

Las Vegas             New York Times
Is Poker Losing Its First Flush ?
FSN to televise richest poker tournament ever

London & Liverpool             The Independent
Cameron to face questions over his gambling policy bow to party donor

Trenton, New Jersey    &
Judge rules smoking ban can begin
Butts Out: N.J.'s Smoking Ban Takes Effect
From today casino gaming floor's will be one of the few public places in New Jersey where individuals are alowed to smoke. NJ is the 13th U.S. state to have smoking restrictions but presently the only one exempting casinos, Colorado loooks set to follow,

South Africa   
Hosken wants more from gaming sector

Tunica, Mississippi    - 11th April
Proposed Tunica casino comes with big price tag
Myriad World Resorts propose spending $1.8 billion on the Myriad Botanical Resort. The area is at present 540 acres of farmland in Tunica County.

Atlantic City   
New $10 bills are accepted everywhere but slot machines - The Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Costa Rica & California   
Law suit filed against Calvin Ayre and by Reality TV company

New Jersey   
Dice Game Made Popular By Rappers Coming To Board Game - BlingBling
Additional headlines
Plea agreement reached over gambling machines - Nebraska
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Curfews for under 18's.
Footballers are gambling with more than cash
EXCLUSIVE: Sixty Soccer addicts - Sunday Mirror
Rooney gambling debts 'resolved'
Today In History For Sunday, April 16th -

15th April

Britain             Provincial Press
Next step in casino bid - Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
City flats casino bid below - Nottingham

Paramaribo, Suriname              MSNBC/AP
Suriname Charges Bank, Casino Executives
The Suriname Palace closed in early 2005 after problems with the lease at the Plaza Hotel in Paramaribo. A partner in the operation was killed in a drive by shooting in September 2001.

Nottingham              The Independent & The Guardian/PA
New casinos 'to boost UK productivity'
Gambling on a lucrative UK industry 
The study will be presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference at the University of Nottingham. - Betting Research Unit

Nottingham              Daily Telegraph &
Britain's £50bn a year addiction to gambling
Gambling 'major boost to economy'

Reno, Nevada              Las Vegas Sun/AP
9th Circuit upholds Harrah's makeup rules

Las Vegas    
Red Rock Casino Set to Open

Las Vegas    
Red Rock Casino Set to Open
Both features on the Red Rock opening contain interviews with brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. The property is Station Casino's 15th in Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas              In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Gaming - Strip land values drive casino sales
Population, income fuel Station profits
Additional headlines
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Ultimate Sports Entertainment resort plans.
Rooney settles gambling 'issues'
Father of 'freeze out' poker dies in Las Vegas
Today In History For Saturday, April 15th -

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