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Archive 2006: 15th - 21st August

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Monday,  21st August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
Party Gaming
Gaming Partners
Sky City Entertainment
Station Casinos
eSun Holdings
TIPP24 (Germany)
Wynn Resorts
Melco International
GameTech Int.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Macau & Hong Kong              The Electric Paper
Casino director killed - Her throat was slit, husband found blindfolded and stabbed in Macau

Billionaire Packer Bets on Casinos as Murdoch Skewers TV Moves

Detroit              Detroit Free Press
MotorCity aims to be casino classic

St. Louis, Missouri              USA Today
Arrest, bill won't deter online gambling
David Carruthers will be back in Federal Court in St. Louis later today. - After almost 1 month BoS have posted an update on their website

Auckland, New Zealand              Yahoo Asia/Reuters, The Melbourne Age
NZ's Sky City H2 profit up 26 pct, shares slump
NZ's Sky City a takeover target in shakeout - CEO
SkyCity expects more growth in 2006/07

Gaming Investments              New York Times
Web Casinos Becoming a Riskier Bet for Investors

Connecticut              Hartford Courant/AP
Casino Perks Aplenty For High Rollers

Additional headlines...
PartyGaming eyes Victor Chandler - ThisisMoney
Town's future waits on Lady Luck - Stranraer
Betting Chaos after Oval farce -
Irish Poker Open 2007 - €2 Million Prize Pool Guaranteed -
Strip poker champ bares all after win - Reuters

Sunday,  20th August

Auckland, New Zealand    
Skycity: Annual Profit Of $120.1 Million

South Korea              The Korea Times
Slot Machines on Every Corner - Social Problems Worsen As Gambling Becomes Widespread
Gambling Machine Distributor Under Tax Probe

London & Northampton              Aspers - Press release 16/8
Aspers Group to operate casino in Northampton
Aspers has teamed up with Kerzner to open an Aspers branded casino on Commercial Street in Northampton. Licensed under the 1968 Act the premises are scheduled to open in 2007.

Macau              Yahoo/AFP
Bad old days return as Macau casino boss found murdered
The AFP reports that Chao Yeuk-hong, executive director of the Golden Palace VIP rooms at the Casino Lisboa, and her husband were brutally murdered Friday at the Zhuhai golf course located just across the Chinese border

London & Liverpool              Sunday Telegraph
Pension deficit hits casino deal
The Sunday Telegraph reports that a £24.7m pension deficit at LCI is the reason why talks with Stanley Leisure have stalled.

Norway              The Norway Post
Gambling machines banned from next July
Norwegain Government owned Norsk Tipping's contract ends on the 1st July 2007 and some 15,000 of their slots look set to be removed.

Gibraltar              The Observer/Guardian
Poker firm bets on Chandler - Party Gaming

Fruit machine king prays for rain - Nick Harding, CEO of Talarius

London              Sunday Times & The Scotsman
Ladbrokes set to play abroad
Ladbrokes to show its hand over US proposal

London              Sunday Times
Indians take on Camelot for British lottery

Gibraltar              Sunday Times
Gaming founder hedges his bets - Vikrant Bhargava, co-founder of Party Gaming.

St. Petersburg & Tampa, Florida              Charlotte Business Journal
Titan Cruise Lines sinks in bankruptcy court

Colorado              The Denver Post
Colo. casinos reap jackpot in July, fiscal '06

Additional headlines...
IRS audits anger casino workers - Nevada
Gambling addict academic jailed - Queensland, Australia.
Ex-Governor Pushes For Casino Gambling On Saipan - Saipan, C.N.M.I

Saturday,  19th August

Las Vegas - High Stakes Poker    
daniel negreanu and gus hansen on high stakes poker - Well worth watching
Hellmuth/Negreanu Hand on HSP - And another, this ones much funnier !

Las Vegas             In Business Las Legas - Liz Benston & Richard Velotta
Middle-income tourists aren't spending as much
Visitor numbers drop again

Sheffield           Sheffield Today/Sheffield Star -  letter
Betts deludes himself over plans for a regional casino
Minutes of the public meeting to oppose a Mega Casino in Sheffield - June 22nd 2006

Projects on the drawing board...Miami & The Bahamas 
Miami, Florida              The Timeshare Beat
Cala Corp. dba UnderSea Resort and Casino Has Entered In Discussion with a Major Gambling Operator
The ambitious underwater resort plans of the Cala Corporation that presently operates two small restaurants in California.

Las Vegas ? & Toronto, Canada              MOON World Resorts - Press Release
MOON to Exhibit at X Prize Cup in New Mexico, USA

Florida & The Bahamas

Auckland, New Zealand    
Casino workers demand higher wages

BetonSports reports...
Costa Rica & London
BetonSports and David Carruthers- behind the scenes -
BETonSPORTS advertisers to pay for Carruthers' legal fees? -

Additional headlines...
Police plea on Bookie Robber - Normanton, Derbyshire
Mass peel off starts in strip poker championship
Job applicants unfazed by French Lick casino fight
Confessed killer apologizes in Las Vegas court - Las Vegas Sun/AP.

Friday,  18th August
Selected gaming stocks  Asia  Europe   U.S.
eSun Holdings
World Gaming
Wynn Resorts
Sky City Entertainment
Scientific Games
Ainsworth G.T.
Gaming VC Holdings
Progressive Gaming
Party Gaming
MGM Mirage
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Biloxi, Mississippi              PRNewswire - Good quality videos
Harrah's Entertainment Re-opens Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel and Spa

London & Manchester              London Clubs Int. - PRESS RELEASE
Director of Gaming announced at Manchester 235 (PDF)
Manchester 235 raises the entertainment stakes (PDF)
LCI have announced that Tony reynold has been appointed as Director of Gaming for Manchester 235 scheduled to open in October.

Freeport, Bahamas              Nassau Guardian/The Freeport News
Royal Oasis sold!
The property has been sold to a group of Florida investors called World Investments Holdings.
Royal Oasis Image at

Southend              ThisisEssex
Casino plan set for approval - Rank Group.'s proposal could be Southend's 3rd casino.

Online & Problem Gambling - Greg Hogan case
How online gambling toppled Greg Hogan's world - The Morning Call (7 pages)
Former Class President Goes To Jail For Bank Robbery -
The silent addiction on college campuses

St. Louis Missouri & Costa Rica    
Advertising venues requested to send money to dormant company managed by David Carruthers
BetonSports misleading statement to shareholders
Online payment processor Neteller has denied that it's holding upthe payment of refunds from BetonSports to it's customers.

St. Louis,  Missouri    
Gaming Boss Bailed, May Strike Plea Bargain

Newton, Massachusetts              PRNewswire
Casino City's Corfman Profiled in Boston Business Journal

Auckland, New Zealand    
Casino workers demand higher wages

London & Malaysia    
Report: Asian Billionaire Quek To Buy London Casino - Quek Leng Chan

Tunica, Mississippi   
Gaming school a big hit with would be casino employees - Myriad Botanical Resort

Phoenix & St. Louis, Misouri              Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Fortunes Entertainment To Acquire Casino Aztar Caruthersville
Fortunes to acquire Aztar's Missouri casino

Atlantic City              The Star-Ledger
One-time items chew up A.C. casinos' gross profit

Washington State              Spokane Journal of Business
Nontribal casinos dwindling - Only seven of 11 are still operating in Spokane County
Smoking Ban Crippling Local Casinos

Additional headlines...
Senecas urge court to toss casino suit - New York
Robber steals cash from bookmaker  - BBC Derbyshire
6 Arrested In Alleged Illegal Gambling OperationCalifornia Asian number Op.
Man faces charges in gambling scheme

Thursday,  17th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
Inter Gaming Hold.
Century Casinos
Party Gaming
Pinnacle Ent.
Aristocrat Leisure
Progressive Gaming
Macau Success
BetBull (Austria)
Cash Systems Inc.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Blackpool              Blackpool Today
Bid to open new Prom casino is thrown out
Gambling plan thrown out amid super casino concern - 15th August
The Nobel Organisation lost two applications for casinos in Blackpool in the same week. Licensing magistrates ominously citing "lack of demand" as the reason for rejecting the Coral Island complex proposal.

Las Vegas & Macau              Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands Shares Rises After JP Morgan Says Gambling Market in Macau Is Growing

San Juan, Puerto Rico    
Higher slot machine taxes 'one more nail in the coffin'

Freeport, Bahamas              Bahamian Yellw Pages
Royal Oasis Resort sold

Las Vegas              Yahoo/Business Wire
CKX and Cirque du Soleil Announce the Return of Elvis to Las Vegas at MGM MIRAGE's Project CityCenter

Sydney, Australia              Australian Daily Telegraph/
Tabcorp withdraws from takeover bid

BetonSports: David Carruthers release...
Former Betonsports chief bailed -
BetonSports chief gets $1m bail but is detained at US hotel - The Guardian
BetonSports Bad Boy's next stop: House arrest - New York Post

Oakland, California              The Press-Enterprise
Four indicted in offshore gambling operation
More U.S.arrests for operating an offshore Internet sports book, this time in Oakland California.

Connecticut & Las Vegas              The Day
More Casinos Envisioned By Tribe
The Day's article has a detailed account of the Mashantuckets agreement with MGM MIRAGE.

Atlantic City              WCBS-TV New York
Sands Hotel & Casino Sale Is On The Market

Mississippi              Clarion Ledger
Isle of Capri in Vicksburg closes, reopens as DiamondJack Casino - MS LA

Johannesburg              Reuters ZA &
Peermont buys Tusk Casino Resorts
Acquisition of a controlling interest in the Tusk Casino Resorts and Hotels Group and Black Empowerment Transactions

Vietnem              Thanh Nien
Vietnam legislature backs legalized football betting

Atlantic City              Philadelphia Inquirer
Ex-casino supervisor's license suspended over ogling

Edinburgh              Edinburgh Evening News/The Scotsman
Casino a good deal better after revamp

London              The Times
Talk of stake in BWin raises PartyGaming's shares 5%

Wednesday,  16th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
WMS Industries
Melco International
Excapsa Software
Multimedia Games
Galaxy Entertainment
Party Gaming
Harrah's Entertainment
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

SS France (Former Cruise Ship Norway) Beached in India for Scrap

BetonSports: David Carruthers bail...
St. Louis Missouri               ABC News/AP
Former BetOnSports CEO Free on Bail
The terms of David Carruthers $1 million bail appear to be incredibly harsh. He must be electronically tagged and remain in a St. Louis area hotel 24 hours a day.
Yahoo/AP - David Carruthers leaving the the federal courthouse in St. Louis

London & St. Louis              The Times
Carruthers is finally released from jail

St. Louis Missouri              Reuters
Former BETonSPORTS CEO Carruthers freed on bond

Las Vegas & Philadephia              Globe & Mail
Bally Technologies Announces Deal With Philadelphia Park Casino to Provide Systems and Features Solutions

London               Yahoo/AFX
BetonSports ditches Q2 KPIs announcement following last week's US closure

Richmond, B.C.               Globe & Mail
City of Richmond plays down casino-crime allegations

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands               PRNewswire
Holland Casino First in Euro Leisure Industry to use Philips New 3D Technology

Casino announces it will rebuild 2 bridges

Hong Kong              Hong Kong Standard
Jockey Club bets on new markets

Toronto & Malta     
Excapsa Software Inc - Interim Results for the Six Month Period Ended 30 June 2006

Louisiana               Yahoo/AP
Louisiana Casino Boom Slowing Down As Mississippi Casinos Reopen
Gambling Authority Approves Harrah's Sale of Lake Charles Casinos to Pinnacle

Reno              Reno Gazette-Journal
Police seek clues in slot worker robberies

Dartford, Kent &
Casino plan rejected by council
Council folds in race for casino
"The government told us there would be regeneration opportunities, but we've decided that they aren't there."

Bath              ThisisBath/Bath Chronicle
Bid to reduce odds of crime increasing after casino

London     - Niall O'Connor
Pieces now in place for Betfair flotation

Arson suspect denies gambling

Las Vegas     
Shannon Shorr, 21-Year-Old Poker Millionaire, Wins the Bellagio Cup Championship Title Along with $960,000

Las Vegas     
Introducing The "Hot Hand Advantage" The World's Most Aggressive BlackJack System
Brett "The Mechanic" Granstaff's DVD is $49.95 plus shipping. I think I'm in the wrong game !

Tuesday,  15th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Great Canadian Gaming
Wynn Resorts
888 Holdings
Las Vegas Sands
Aristocrat Leisure
Party Gaming
Boyd Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

London               The Times
Clermont Club set to fall to Malaysian billionaire

Blackpool               Blackpool Today
Casino panel leaves questions for resort
Gambling plan thrown out amid super casino concern
Live shows to be ‘central’ to Blackpool mega-casino bids - The Stage
The Casino Advisory Panel were in Blackpool over the weekend and have left 17 questions for city council leaders.

Illinois               Cincinnati Enquirer
Grand Vic casino for sale

Las Vegas               Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts Announces Refinancing of Wynn Las Vegas' Credit Facilities
Wynn Shares Rise on Refinancing

Las Vegas               Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results

Mississippi               Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Unveils 'New' Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Reopening 29th August - 12 months to the day after Hurricane Katrina struck.

Gibraltar proves a winning bet
A look at the online gaming and betting companies based in Gibraltar who now employ 12% of the enclaves workforce.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina     
Time to Cut Casino Deal? - Court defeat should give SunCruz incentive to bargain with Horry on fees, taxes

Russia               RIA Novosti - Opinion
The gambling business in Russia

Macau & Singapore               Easy Bourse
Galaxy Best Placed To Tap Macau Casino High-Rollers - CIMB

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania               Yahoo/AP
Pennsylvania Slots Ownership Stakes May Remain a Mystery
Gaming panel mum on slot ownership stakes

Providence. Rhode Island               Yahoo/AP
Rhode Island Casino Cast As Rhode Island's Budget Savior, Villain

Scarborough               Scarborough Today
Plans put in for casino on arcade site - A CASINO may still be built on Scarborough's seafront

Richmond, B.C.               Yahoo/CCN Matthews
Great Canadian Reports Second Quarter 2006 Results: Continued EBITDA Improvement and Expense Reductions

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