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30th April

Sydney & Moscow            Australian Sunday Times & Sydney Morning Herald
CPH odds-on for Russia casino coup
Packer linked to Moscow casino punt
There is some confusion in the Australian press about which part of the Packer empire has done the deal - Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd or Consolidated Press Holdings.

Israel             Globes Online
Tourism task force recommends casinos for Israel

Reno             Reno Gazette-Journal
Long shot - Game inventors have difficulty winning over gamblers
Interesting look at two games on trial in Reno. Die Rich in Reno and Premia Blackjack.
U.S. Patent Office - Die Rich #6817612

Aberdeen             ThisisNorthScotland/Press & Journal
City casino licence is granted - The International Casino.

Moscow & Sydney, Australia             NineMSN/AAP
PBL to run Russian casino: report
Packer's Russian roulette
First reported by ITAR-TASS the deal is apparently between PBL and the Crocus Group.
www.crocus-city.ru
www.crocus-city.ru/eng/group/

California             The Press Enterprise
Casinos tipping scales on dealers' income (PDF)
This article on the pooling of tips in Californian Indian casinos appeared in the Press Enterprise on the 27th April. I've converted it to PDF as the original required registration. Ian

Sydney             The Observer/Guardian & Nine MSN
Family of missing backpacker vow to pay any casino debts
Woman tourist found safe
Missing tourist found safe and well

London             The Independent
Tories 'dug a casino hole and jumped into it', says professor
Report from a Conservative party seminar on the Gambling Act held on the 27th April.

Singapore             Yahoo Asia/Reuters
Starwood, Capri to join bid for Singapore casino
The bid will be headed by Mark Advent's privately held Eighth Wonder. Website unknown.
www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=mark+advent+eigth+wonder&btnG=Search

Philippines             Manila Bulletin Online & Philippine Inquirer
Internet casinos legal — QC council - Quezon City.
Bishop vows to use pulpit to stop STL
 
 
Additional headlines
Bullet found in car linked to slaying - Gus Boulis Murder trial.
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Credit card use in Nevada slots.


 
 
29th April

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wynn Resorts to Break Ground on Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Original Site of the Desert Inn
The 28th April is the birthday of Steve Wynn's wife Elaine.
www.wynnresorts.com

London             KPMG - Press release
KPMG: On-line casino industry set for consolidation as saturation point looms

Ireland             Irish Times
Casino closures may be on the cards
Registration required. An alternative link will be given when found.

St. Criox, U.S.V.I.             Virgin Islands Daily News
Casino Commission grants Golden a 6th extension on conditional license

Blackpool             Blackpool Today
Bid to turn Prom spot into casino - A NEW multi-million pound casino could open on Blackpool's Golden Mile by summer 2007
The Noble Organisation (website unknown). Michael Noble, joint chairman of the company died of cancer earlier this month.
Michael loses his brave battle

Las Vegas & Costa Rica             Las Vegas Sun
Allegiant Air cancels casino ads
Allegiant Air has cancelled a $500,000 advertising deal with Costa Rica based Bodog.com.

Sydney             Australian Daily Telegraph & Sydney Morning Herald
Tourist disappears after casino binge
Did missing tourist gamble fare home ?

Las Vegas             KLAS-TV.com Videos
Las Vegas Prepares for National Boycott and Demonstrations
Las Vegas Resort Encore Breaks Ground
UFO Convention at Strange Integratron Building
www.integratron.com

Las Vegas & Fort Mitchell, Kentucky             Bloomberg.com
Aztar Receives $1.79 Bln Bid From Columbia Sussex
The bidding for Aztar Corp. by Pinnacle Entertainment, Ameristar Casino, Colony Capital. and Columbia Sussex appears to have now reached $50 a share.
www.aztar.com
www.columbiasussex.com

Phoenix, Arizona             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Further Amends Merger Agreement With Pinnacle Entertainment

London             Reuters & FT.com
Casino owners in pre-deadline UK licence rush
Rush to meet casino licence deadline
Reuters reports that the Gambling Commision have received 41 applications under the 1968 Gambling Act this week alone and that more could arrive by courier.
www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk

London             The Gambling Commission - Press release
Guidance to Licensing Authorities: final version published
 
 
Additional headlines
Morris in call for NEC casino as his legacy - NEC, Birmingham
Gambling debts made footballer a drug courier - Scotland
How town could lose on casino - Swindon
Seneca Gaming ads touting casinos irk Council - Buffalo, New York.


 
 
28th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
UKbetting
Riviera Holdings
China LotSynergy
888 Holdings
Harrahs Ent.
Shun Tak Holdings
Neteller
Pinnacle Ent.
Emperor Ent. Group
BetBull (Austria)
Vending Data
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Washington             American Gaming Association
Statement by Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. President and CEO American Gaming Association (PDF)
At the AGA board meeting on the 26th April a statement was formulated on Internet Gambling which was then apparently leaked to the press without the AGA's knowledge. In London late on the 27th there were significant increases in the stock prices of several online gaming and betting companies. The link above has the AGA's official statement. Ian

Headlines from today's British press...
London & Washington             Daily Telegraph, Independent & The Times
Vegas casinos call for new deal
Market Report: Gambling stocks buoyed by US breakthrough
PartyGaming makes gains as prospect of US ban recedes 
Checking the AGA website this morning there is no statement or press release to be found.
www.americangaming.org


Florida             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Spectre Gaming Receives Independent Lab Certification for Its AWP Games
www.spectregaming.com
www.nfa777.com - Nick Farley & Associates. Testing lab based in Ohio.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Updates Status of Financial Reporting and Overall Business Conditions
www.ballytech.com

Singapore             MarketWatch
Interest strong in developing second Singapore casino resort

Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City
Immigrant protest brings uncertainty for casinos, workers

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casinos benefit from mergers - Former Mandalay properties helping to boost MGM results

France             Tribune de Geneve/AFP
Le groupe de casinos Partouche lance une filiale, Partouche Interactive

Britain             Provincial Press
'Bid for casinos will haunt councils' - The North East
It is lazy to think casino will aid region - Tories - Birmingham
Cards on table over casino bid - Cannock Chase
www.hallaitken.co.uk

Blackpool             Blackpool Citizen
Casinos conflict
The Noble Organisation have submitted casino plans to convert the Palatine Building on the Promenade into a three-storey casino complex however it may clash with Blackpool Council's own blueprint for the area.

Singapore             Yahoo/AP
Sentosa Casino Land Priced at $382 Million
www.stb.com.sg

Singapore             Singapore Tourist Board - Press release
Government Launches Request For Proposals For The Integrated Resort On Sentosa
The total area allowed for the casino will be 15,000 sq. mt. with a maximum of 2,500 slots. The 30 year license will consist of an initial 10 year period where only the Sentosa Casino and Marina Bay casinos are permitted.

Guam             KUAM.com
Customs disposes of hundreds of gambling machines

Pennsylvania             Morning Call
Mogul speaks at casino hearing - Louis DeNaples makes case for plan to build $360 million resort
www.stb.com.sg

Las Vegas             MSN Money/FT.com
Harrah's set to hit jackpot at home and abroad

Vancouver             Stockhouse/CNN Matthews
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: The River Rock Show Theatre Hosts the Canadian Gaming Summit Awards Dinner and Reception

New York             PRNewswire
Need A Source? Sportingbet PLC's CEO Nigel Payne available to comment on proposed Congressional commission on online gambling
www.sportingbetplc.com
 


 
 
27th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Shun Tak Holdings
888 Holdings
Monarch Casino
Galaxy Entertainment
Sportingbet
Las Vegas Sands
Aristocrat Leisure
London Clubs Int.
Harrah's Ent
Sky City Ent.
Chariot Lottery
PokerTek
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Reuters
MGM Mirage profit up nearly 30 pct

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record First Quarter Results
Share Pricewww.mgmmirage.com

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Reports First-Quarter Results
Share Pricewww.harrahs.com

Southend, Essex             ThisisEssex
Casino set for £1million revamp - Stanley Westcliff Casino.
www.westcliffcasino.co.uk

Mineola, New York             PRNewswire
Kenilworth Systems Corporation Receives Letter of Intent from PAGCOR
www.kenilworthsystemscorporation.com

Macau             People Daily
Macao's casino gross receipts see rise in 2005
www.dicj.gov.mo/EN/index.htm

Singapore             Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Singapore To Issue Sentosa Casino Tender Documents Friday
The Singapore Tourism Board will release the relevant documents at 0300 GMT (11 a.m. local time) on the 28th April.
www.stb.com.sg

Mongolia             MSN Money/AP
U.S. Firm to Build Mongolian Casino Center
Mongolia welcomes U.S. firm to build casino gateway to Gobi desert
Zamyn-Uud is located 250 miles Northwest of Beijing and apparently has a population of 8,400 plus 10,372 sheep, cattle and other livestock.
www.winwheelbullion.com
www.zamynuud.mn - Zamyn-Uud Free Economic Zone.
Google Images "Zamyn-Uud"

Lisbon             Diario Economico
Associação de Casinos exige indemnização à Liga de Clubes e à Betandwin
The Portugese Casino Association and Santa Casa da Misericórdia are continuing to take legal action to void the sponsorship contract between Austrian Bookmaker Betandwin AG and the Portugese SuperLiga.
www.betandwin.ag
betandwin to Become New AC Milan Jersey Sponsor - Italy, 18th April.

Las Vegas             KLAS-TV.com
Casino Execs Gather to Solve Looming Boycott

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS: Casinos push petition, Gaming executives say signatures would mean more than boycott

Las Vegas             Santa Barbera News Press/AP
Casinos, union announce plans for May 1 immigration boycott
Unions are planning a ''Day Without Immigrants'' on 1st May and the effects in Las Vegas will be pronounced.

Connecticut & Mississippi             The Day
Mashantuckets Eye Casino In Post-Katrina Mississippi

London             MSN Money/Reuters
London Clubs shares soar on Ladbrokes bid talk
www.lciclubs.com

London & Israel             InvestEgate.co.uk & Sharecast
Empire Online Limited - Q1 2006 Trading Update
Punters bet on Empire's casino
Share Pricehttp://investors.ep.com

London & Antigua             InvestEgate.co.uk
World Gaming Plc. - Results for the three months ended 31st March
Share Pricewww.worldgaming.com
www.sportsbetting.com

London             InvestEgate.co.uk
Gaming Corporation Plc. - Mobile casino marketing moves up a gear
www.orange.co.uk

London             InvestEgate.co.uk
Cyberscan Technology Inc. - Major FOBT contract award with Ladbrokes
Cyberscan has announced a 3,000 FOBT deal with Ladbrokes.
www.cybview.com
 
 
Additional headlines
Two Beating Suspects Make Courtroom Appearance
Losing numbers for Rank as bingo fans step outside - Scotland
Lithuania: Trade union for casino employees established - Olympic Ent. Group.
Bawag-PSK verliert Jahresgewinn durch das Casino Jericho-Engagement!


 
 
26th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
London Clubs
Boyd Gaming
Galaxy Entertainment
Fluxx (Germany)
Harrahs Ent.
Melco International
Chariot Lottery
Las Vegas Sands
Shun Tak Holdings
Empire Online
Wynn Resorts
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Leeds             ThisistheNortheast/Northern Echo - Temporary link
Man denies murdering casino boss
Hairdresser Dean Wood has pleaded not guilty, via video link, at Leeds Crown Court today to the killing of casino director Barry DeLacy. The trial is set for 10th July.

Nottingham             ThisisNottingham/Evening Post
Armed Casino robber faces a jail term
Martin Hogan, 49, of Birchfield Road, Arnold has been found quilty of robbing Nottingham's Victoria casino in November 2004. He, along with a second man will be sentenced on 26th May.

Vietnam & Macau             Thanhnien News
Hai Phong-Macau air link to serve Macau-owned hotel, casino

Dunedin, New Zealand             New Zealand Hearald
Casino risks losing licence over $5m gambler
www.gamblingcom.govt.nz - New Zealand Gambling Commission
www.dunedincasino.co.nz

Macau             Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Casino mogul Ho sees revenue drop
Although gaming revenues rose in the period 11.3% Stanley Ho's SJM not only lost market share to the Galaxy and Sands Macau but gaming revenues also declined by 2.3%.

Mississippi & Connecticut             Biloxi Sun-Herald
Foxwoods heads to Coast - World's largest casino plans $400M investment
Foxwoods Development Company

St. Croix             Caribbean Net News
New St Croix development includes hotel casino, conference center and cultural theme park

Sweden             BettingMarket.com - Niall O'Connor
Swedish Gambling Monopoly - Skating on thin ice as cold winds from Brussels blow

London             The Guardian
Gambling does worry us. This is not Las Vegas
Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport responding to Polly Toynbee's article from the 18th April.
A green light for an addiction that blights children's lives

London             FT.com
Conservatives will oppose rise in number of super-casinos

London             FT.com
MANSION Announces Sponsorship of Poker Professional Erica Schoenberg
ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2006/04/25/377167/Ericalogo.jpg - Worth a look !
www.ericaschoenberg.com

London             UK-Wire.com
The Rank Group Plc AGM trading statement - 16 weeks to 16 April 2006
At Rank's Grosvenor Casino division revenue is up 12% and admissions 14% since the scrapping of the 24 hour rule.
www.rank.com
www.grosvenor-casinos.co.uk
www.meccabingo.com

Ontario             Toronto Star/CP
Ontario gambling revenues jump $125M

Las Vegas            Poker Player Newspaper & Las Vegas Sun/AP
2006 WPT World Championship: Final Table
Bartholdi wins $3.76 million at poker championship in Las Vegas
Joe Bartholdi who has won the $3.76 million WPT final hails from Las Vegas and is apparently also a former casino dealer.
WPT Champion - Joe Bartholdi - Cardplayer.com Videos

Las Vegas & Sydney             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Completes Minority Investment in Magellan
www.magtech.com.au - Magellan Technology
www.magtech.com.au/website/products/chips/document_view
www.progressivegaming.net

New Haven, Connecticut             Yahoo/AP & Newsday/AP
MGM Mirage to License Its Name to Tribe
MGM Grand hotel will open at Foxwoods as part of partnership
 
 
Additional headlines
eCOGRA Seals Help Poker Players Play it Safe
FIFA unveil anti-gambling plan
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Vegas/Gambling themed movies
Casinos, union announce plans for May 1 immigration boycott


 
 
25th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe  U.S.
Paddy Power
Shuffle Master
Ameristar Casino
Playtech
Aztar Corp.
Boyd Gaming
Chariot Lottery
Progressive Gaming
Riviera Holdings
Boss Media
IGT
PokerTek
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Announces Its First Dolphin High Frequency (13.56 MHz) RFID Casino Chip Order
The shipment will be to the Galaxy StarWorld casino in Macau, however there is no mention of the value of the order.
www.vendingdata.com

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Boyd Gaming 1st-quarter profit rises 58 percent
Boyd Gaming Raises Its 1st-Quarter Profit 58 Percent on Higher Revenue
In after hours trading Boyd Gaming stock is trading down $3.31 or 6.27%

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Record First Quarter Results
Share Pricewww.boydgaming.com

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Joe Bartholdi Wins $3.76 Million in Fourth Annual WORLD POKER TOUR World Championship(TM) at Bellagio
www.worldpokertour.com

New Haven, Connecticut             The Independent
MGM Grand Hotel Will Open at Foxwoods As Part of Partnership 

Nottingham             ThisisNottingham/Evening Post
Raid blunders at city casino
In the Victoria Casino robbery trial the jury is believed to have now retired to consider their verdict.

Dublin             Eirecom.net
Casinos will be closed under new legislation
Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell was speaking at the publication of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2006 on 24th April.

Phoenix, Arizona             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Aztar Determines That Revised Offer From Ameristar Is Superior
Ameristar raises offer for Aztar to $47 a share


Connecticut & Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and MGM MIRAGE Announce Multi-Faceted Strategic Alliance
www.foxwoods.com
www.mgmmirage.com

Macau             Hong Kong Standard
eSun's Cotai project to cost US$2b
Property declines hit Shun Tak

London & Israel             InvestEGate.co.uk
Playtech Limited - First Quarter Trading Update
Share Pricewww.playtech.com

London             The Independent
Gambling ads could carry wealth warning

Liverpool             icCheshire
Gaming group plans six more casinos
www.stanleyleisure.com

Strasbourg, France             Reuters France
Le groupe Tranchant conserve le casino d'Amnéville
The Tranchant Group will maintain the license for Casino d’Amnéville for another 16 years. In 2004 the casino ranked No.4 in France with a gross win of €55.6 million.
http://amneville.groupetranchant.com
www.groupetranchant.com

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Signs Key Contract with Ameristar Casinos
www.progressivegaming.net/pages/technologyits.html - Intelligent Table System.

Hong Kong & Macau             Morningstar/Dow Jones
Shun Tak's Property,Transport Units Drag Down 05 Net
www.shuntakgroup.com
Audited Financial Results 2005 (PDF)
http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0242.HK

London             Business Wire
Gaming Corp. UK Regulatory Announcement: Search Syndication Deal with Gambling.co.uk Network
www.gamingcorp.net
www.gambling.co.uk

Las Vegas             KLAS-TV.com
President Bush Visits Las Vegas
Carefully co-ordinated visit to make sure that he had little contact with the public.

Las Vegas             L.V. Business Press - David McKee
A tale of two Strip casinos - Buyers wooing Tropicana, but Riviera has been in a holding pattern
www.tropicanalv.com
www.rivierahotel.com

Minnesota             WSCCO.com
Aspiring Gamblers Enroll In 'Canterbury College'
www.canterburypark.com
www.canterburypark.com/cardclub/cardclub.ht
 
 
Additional headlines
Viva Las Vegas! Students on a winner - Sheffield & Las Vegas.
Firm lands contract in casino plan - LCI's plans for their Glasgow operation.


 
 
24th April
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
PBL
Gaming Corp.
IGT
Galaxy Ent.
SNAI (Italy)
Pinnacle Ent.
Emperor Ent. Group
Sportingbet
Trump Resorts
China LotSynergy
London Clubs Int.
Cryptologic
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

San Diego             Las Vegas Review-Journal
LEAVING LAS VEGAS - Casino employees find trade-offs with San Diego work
Interesting look at the lives of casino employees that moved south from Nevada to work in California's Indian gaming industry. 1st of a 3 part series.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) to Acquire Dolphin Products, Exclusive Manufacturer of the Dolphin High Frequency (13.56 MHz) RFID Casino Chip
www.vendingdata.com
www.dolphinproducts.com.au

Ireland             The Irish Times & Unison.ie
Illegal casinos to be banned under new law
Legislation to outlaw casinos to be brought forward
Both these stories presently require subscription/registration.

Moscow             Interfax.ru
Price for gaming business licenses may be set at 30 Mln rubles
30 Million Roubles equates to roughly $1.1 million U.S.

London             BBC.co.uk & The Times
Public asked about TV casino ads
Code broadens casino advertising

Britain             Provincial Press
'Say no to casino' - Cardiff
Urgent debate over town's casino - Cannock
Salvation Army - Opposition to children gambling on slot machines

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Casino Operator Pinnacle Entertainment Raises Offer for Aztar to $1.62 Billion
www.pnkinc.com

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Amends Merger Agreement With Aztar Corporation to Increase Price to $45.00 Per Common Share

Blackpool             Blackpool Gazette
Good bet for a top makeover - PLACE your bets now...
The Castle casino on the Queens Promenade. 
www.stanleycasinos.com

Liverpool             UK-Wire.com
Stanley Leisure Plc - Award of Sheffield License
Stanley have now been awarded three new licenses since the beginning of 2006. The other two being in Nottingham and Liverpool
www.stanleyleisure.com

Macau             Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Teem links with top junket agent
Detained article covering the relationship between Sands Macau and junket operators in the 55 table VIP Paiza Club.
http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0628.HK&d=t - Teem Foundation Group.
Google Search - Sat Ieng Sociedade Unipessoal

Macau             Hong Kong Standard
Revenues surge 16.5pc

Hong Kong & Macau             Yahoo Asia/Reuters & Hong Kong Standard
U.S. fund pays $170 mln for Macau project stake - Silver Point Capital.
Lai Sun unit sells 40pc Cotai stake
www.esun.com
www.laisun.com.hk

Ontario             Toronto Star
Rise of Internet gambling raising concerns
Federal and provincial officials in Ontario have met behind closed doors with representatives of casinos and racetracks to discuss the threat on Internet gambling to their businesses.

Las Vegas & Costa Rica             New York Times
Web Gambling Ads in Vegas Make Sense to a Gaming Site
www.allegiantair.com
www.bodog.com

Singapore             Reuters
Sun undecided on Singapore casino bid
Specifications for Singapore's second casino complex on Sentosa Island are due to be made public on Friday.

Singapore             Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones & Business Times
Singapore Could Name Winning Casino Bid By End Of May
Social safeguards are in place for casinos: Hng Kiang

Nottingham             ThisisNottingham
Two men "ran off" after raid on casino

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson has it up to here with jokers who spoil TV poker tournaments with their rude ways

Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City
Smoking ban news to many at casinos

Finland             Uutiset Online
Slot Machine Association Realigning Funding
www.ray.fi/inenglish/index.php
 
 
Additional headlines
Casino debate on the table again in Britain - Jamaica & Britain
Las Vegas resorts, restaurants prepare for immigration protest
3 Vietnamese footballers prosecuted for organizing gambling
Betting storm - Irish League rocked by bookie probe
AFC boss wants China to halt illegal gambling
Dutch Co. Battles Over Ads on Sheep


 
 
23rd April

Berlin             Stern TV
Ungewöhnliche Wette: Karl Heinz Grotelaers zockt live
A player starting with €3,000 has to win on 9 consecutive days on Roulette at the Berlin Spielbank. A live webcam is avilable whilst he is at the table.

Japan             The Japan Times
Has pachinko got the balls to survive if casinos are legalized ?

Pennsylvania             Newsday/AP & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pa. casinos may have to up the ante to fill jobs
Bob Smizik: Best slots license plan? Right now, it's still a toss-up

London             The Sunday Times
Gambling boom fuels new wave of super-rich
Half the new entrants on the Sunday Times Rich List with a worth of £500 million or more have made their money from hosting internet gambling or owning casinos.

Tallahassee & Broward County, Florida             Miami Herald
Rules may bring slots by August
State eases rules for slots - Enticements and gifts will be allowed
Department of Business and Professional Regulation - Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering

New York             PRNewswire
TeenPattiParty.com Signs Exclusive Deal to Promote Its Gaming Site Across the Globe
Looking at the rules the game appears to be an Indian makeover for the British game of Brag.
www.teenpattiparty.com

Blackpool             Blackpool Today
Tower owner's wealth soaring
Trevor Hemmings, ranked as the 58th richest person in the UK and the fourth richest in the North West owns a major chunk of the land and buildings that would be used for Blackpool's regional casino.
Sunday Times Rich List

Blackpool             Blackpool Today
Super casino is no gamble says partners
www.reblackpool.co.uk

Buffalo, New York             WKBW.com & The Buffalo News
Warren Takes On Gambling
Brown accepts Senecas' word on casino site

Coventry             The Independent
Coventry plea for super casino in the wake of Peugeot closure 
 
 
Additional headlines
Teen arrested for videotaped beating released from jail
President Bush to Visit Las Vegas
Reknapp quizzed in betting probe


 
 
22nd April

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania             The Pittsburgh Channel - The Dark Side of Gaming
Former Gambling-Boat Worker Raises Concerns About Casino Plan

Las Vegas             FT.com - Amy Yee
Wynn's world
Interesting over-lunch interview with Steve Wynn.

Hong Kong & Macau             Dow Jones Newswires
eSun Halted; No Casino At First - Source
eSun to go ahead with Macau project - Hong Kong Standard 4th April.
www.esun.com
http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0571.HK&d=t

Honiara             SolomanStarNews.com
Solomon Islands - The Aftermath - The Pacific Casino Hotel appears gutted.

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Business Press - David G. Schwartz
Jay Sarno's legacy stands tall on the Strip

Las Vegas             PRNewswire
The Majestic Star Casino, LLC Announces Solid Fourth Quarter and Year End 2005 Results
www.majesticstar.com

Stockholm, Sweden             The Local
Smoking ban hits Svenska Spel's profits
www.svenskaspel.se
www.casinocosmopol.se - Check out the excellent use of multi-media on the homepage. Ian

Las Vegas             Forbes
J Terrence Lanni, CEO Of MGM Mirage, Total Compensation $31.5 million
Gary W Loveman, CEO Of Harrah's,Total Compensation $9.9 million
Forbes.com rankings of CEO salaries and compensation has MGM Mirage's TerrenceLanni at #28 and Harrah's Gary Loveman at #143.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania             Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Casino bidder donates $500,000 to racing panel - Harrah's.

New Zealand & Antigua             PRWEb.com
Live Games Have Arrived at Kiwi Casino
www.kiwigaming.com

Las Vegas & Phoenix, Arizona             Reuters
Ameristar Casinos raises Aztar bid to $1.6 bln

Mississippi             Biloxi Sun-Herald
Gaming regulators OK buy-in by N.Y. company for Hard Rock

Las Vegas             KLAS-TV.com
More Arrests Made in Connection to Recent Beatings
 
 
Additional headlines
Fontainebleau Resorts' Latest Strip Project on Hold
NBC 10 Finds Smokers In Non-Gambling Areas Of Casinos - Atlantic City
MPs take sides over expansion of casinos - Bradford
Gary, Indiana, After Steel Loss, Spars With Don King
$5 million lottery winner is flat broke, but he's still smiling
Stehen die privaten Wettbüros vor dem Aus ?

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