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Archive 2006: 1st - 7th August

Monday,  7th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
China LotSynergy
888 Holdings
Empire Resorts
WMS Gaming
Tabcorp Holdings
Yoo Media
World Poker Tour
Melco International
Bet Internet
Progressive Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Bournemouth               Bournemouth & Dorset Echo
Casino Royale
Nice one!. Prince Harry has apparently recently enjoyed a punt at Stanley Casino's branch on Yelverton Road, Bournemouth.

Czech & Slovak Republics               Slovak Spectator 
Czech lottery firm Tipsport enters Slovak market

Les casinos ne perdent pas la boule
Article about Moliflor's Casino d'Etretat. Moliflor has 21 casinos and is France's third largest operator behind Partouch and Lucienne Barrière.

Gibraltar & France     
Gamebookers Scores Sponsorship Deal With FC Nantes

French Lick, Indiana     
Dispute casts clouds of uncertainty over casino project
Lauth Resorts & Casino, LLC Comments Regarding French Lick Resort & Casino Dispute

South Florida               Sun-Sentinel
Gambling trial to examine the role of adult arcades
There are now an estimated 100 adult arcades in Florida's Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. The video slots have an additional stop button which apparently makes them a "skill game". - The former Hollywood Greyhound Track.

Additional Headlines...
Crime rings, not hackers, true Internet villains -
New Additions to Playtech Games Portfolio

Sunday,  6th August

Lebanon               Yahoo/AFP
Down but not out, Lebanon casino and cabarets battle on
Despite Israel's attacks the famous Casino du Liban located in mainly Christian North Beirut remains open but with reduced opening hours.

Las Vegas               Yahoo/AP
Online poker players face legal issues
All advertising at the WSOP for .com online Poker websites has been barred since the televised parts of the tournament began.

Connecticut              The Times Tribune
Mohegan Sun casino a shining example Leader of a nation, $1B business at 46

Las Vegas               Washington Post
For Many in Las Vegas, the Rec Center Is a Casino

Las Vegas               Dow Jones Newswires
Shuffle Master To Sell Casino Tech Patents To Intl Game Tech - RFID

U.S.               Santa Barbera News Press
Viewers ante up for poker, forking over $25 for live telecast - $25 for the live broadcast of Thursday's WSOP final table

London               The Independent
Prescott faces police questions on stadium

Cleethorpes & Grimsby               ThisisGrimsby/Evening Telegraph
Illegal slot machines clampdown

Dunedin, New Zealand      
Dunedin gambler dealing to her demons

Additional Headlines...
Father and son arrested in gambling raid - Texas
Warne in casino probe - Australia.
Aussies warned against betting

Saturday,  5th August

London               The Times - Health
Going for broke - Is online gambling turning us into a nation of addicts?

Kathmandu, Nepal               Daily India/Indo-Asian News Service
Kathmandu's new casino opens with eye on Indians
Nepal Recreation Centre has opened it's 7th casino - the Shangri-La. Maoist Trade Unions however recently demanded tha two Indian workers for the company leave the country.

Charlotte, N.C.               MSNBC/AP
Future of casino poker might be virtual

Cuba & New York               Palm Beach Post
A tale of Castro before his chicken was stewed - Brief, but interesting memories.

Costa Rica               MSNBC/
BetonSports tied to mob-linked website

Blackpool               Blackpool Citizen
Stand up and be counted on casino

Malta              The Times of Malta
No decision yet on casino's licence

Friday,  4th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Macau Success
888 Holdings
Wynn Resorts
K.Wah International
Riviera Holdings
Aristocrat Leisure
Progressive Gaming
Tabcorp Holdings
Party Gaming
World Poker Tour
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

British Columbia, Canada               Surry Leader
Casino gaming appetite beginning to wane

Las Vegas               Reuters
Pinnacle plans to boost profits at older casinos

Costa Rica               Inside Costa Rica
Thunderbird Resorts Announces Casino-Resort Project

Las Vegas - WSOP               Las Vegas Sun
Hours online, then the 'Big One' - Youngsters are the new face of poker

Indiana               The Courier-Journal
Gamblers cash in on Caesars casino error - Slot machine paid $487,000 over 2 days
A quite amazing story. An honest player eventually informing the casino of the problem. It also illustrates the downside of TITO systems and slot floors that are poorly attended.
Caesars Indiana - Believed to be the game.

Party Gaming Gamebookers purchase...
PartyGaming takes a gamble with €102m sports betting buy - The Independent
PartyGaming buys online bookmaker but bars US bets - The Guardian
PartyGaming buy avoids US - Daily Telegraph

U.S.               New York Post

St. Louis, Missouri               Miami Herald/AP
BetOnSports indictment riles online betting companies

Princess Casinos in Free Zone lay off 81 workers
Competition from newly opened slot parlours in Mexico.

Dominican Republic               Dominican Republic
Dominican casinos welcome measures on booze sales 
The Dominican Casinos Association - www ?

Additional headlines...
Brain's gambling centre found
$34,000 seized from two, allegedly from illegal gambling - Louisiana
Gaming summit to examine issues - Florida Gaming Summit
Gambling Commission places scrutiny on gaming channels - Premium rate comps.
Casinos: don't leave it to chance, churches urged
Govt announces preferred bidder for national lottery - Pretoria, South Africa

Thursday, 3rd August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Party Gaming
Las Vegas Sands
Macau Success
Scientific Games
World Gaming
World Poker Tour
Fluxx (Germany)
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Blackpool               Blackpool Today
BLACKPOOL'S bid to win the super casino battle has been billed as "David vs Goliath"

Buffalo, New York               The Auburn Citizen/AP
Casino talks between Buffalo, Seneca Nation break down

Las Vegas               Yahoo/AP & Reuters
MGM Mirage 2Q Profit Increases, but Results Below Analysts' Expectations
MGM Mirage profit rises, but outlook disappoints

Las Vegas               Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record Second Quarter Results
2nd Quarter Conference Call

Auckland, New Zealand               Radio New Zealand19 min. audio.
Gambling In Casinos - Is Sky City's policy towards problem gambling insufficient ?

The Revolution Starts Here as 32Red Opens Up New Casino

Pasco County, Florida               St. Petersburg Times
Slot machines dumped and crushed - 144 - PDF files show a variety of different machines.

Grimsby & Cleethorpes               BBC Humberside
Purge on illegal fruit machines - 19 slots located in cafes, chip shops etc...

London               Brand Republic
Mansion prepares UK poker centres debut

Britain - Casino plans...
Casino dream moves forward - Blackpool
Casino ban floated - Nottingham. The city may have 5 casinos if all plans are licensed.
Mansfield still in casino race - On the CAP's lists Mansfield scored just 35 from 80.
Will casino bring new prostitution - Bath Chronicle. Letter

London & Gibraltar     
PartyGaming Plc - Acquisition of Gamebookers

London & Slovakia    
Cyberscan Technology Inc. - Commences pilot project in Slovak Republic with leading gaming operator - Slov-Matic/Gaver. This one was the only website found !

Toronto, Canada     
Cryptologic delivers record results in Q2 2006

Washington               Las Vegas Review-Journal
Senators urged to follow casinos' lead on fake IDs - Immigration/Fake documents

Las Vegas               Las Vegas Review-Journal
Macau boosts Sands - Rough quarter at The Venetian offset by Sands Macau revenue

Las Vegas & Macau               Marketwire
Globalysis Issues Forecast of Macau's 2007 Gross Casino Gaming Revenue

Toronto & Costa Rica               Adult Industry News
Online Gambling Message Muzzled by US - Make your own mind up !

Toronto & Costa Rica               Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results

Additional headlines...
UK's BC Partners to force cash-out merger, delist Greek casino group Hyatt
British firms fear online crackdown

Wednesday, 2nd August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Genting International
Wynn Resorts
Aristorat Leisure
Party Gaming
Shun Tak Holdings
Las Vegas Sands
Gaming Corporation
Boyd Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas               Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Las Vegas Sands 2nd-qtr profit rises 27%
Las Vegas Sands 2Q Earnings Rise 27%

Las Vegas               Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2006 Results
Q2 2006 Las Vegas Sands Corp. Earnings Conference Call (Replay)

Scotland               The Scotsman
One in 10 children is gambling addict
Numbers that the British government will be hard pressed to ignore. Britain is the only country in the developed world that allows children to gamble on slot machines.

Dorchester               The Times
Judge condemns online betting as he jails addict for £1m theft
Bryan Benjafield who was jailed for 4 years yesterday is quoted by the Times correspondent as being "addicted to gambling on fruit machines from a young age"

Las Vegas               Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Files Lawsuit Related to Casino Magic Biloxi Against Three Insurance Companies

Las Vegas               Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands Seen Posting Strong 2Q Results on Las Vegas, Macau Properties

London    & Sharecast
Talarius plc - Trading Statement
Talarius optimistic about future

St. Louis, Missouri & London
Absent BetonSports directors still face arrest - Daily Telegraph

Hong Kong & Macau             Hong Kong Standard
Court clears way for Ho casino IPO

Singapore & Las Vegas             Bloomberg
Harrah's Needs Leisure Partner for Singapore Bid

Biloxi, Mississippi             St. Louis Business Journal
Isle of Capri completes $240M property sale - Diamond Jack's Casino and Resort - Bossier City & Vicksburg

Additional headlines...
Gabrieli proposes legal casino gambling for property tax relief - Boston, MA
GTech to keep Michigan lottery contract after merger with Lottomatica - Milan
Betcorp Ltd - Letter To Shareholders - Proposed delisting from ASX.
888 sponsors Toulouse Football Club -
World Poker Tour Stacks the Deck for the Holiday Season With New Products

Tuesday, 1st August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
ChinaLot Synergy
Gaming Partners
888 Holdings
Isle of Capri
Galaxy Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment
Shun Tak Holdings
Multimedia Games
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Reuters
Wynn Resorts second-quarter net loss narrows

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Second Quarter Results
To listen to Steve Wynn talking about the quarterly results and the companies plans in Macau the webcast can be found @

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Strong Second Quarter 2006 Results

Atlantic City             Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Entertainment Resorts Reports Second Quarter and Six Months Results

Gaming Investments             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming stocks showing decline - Investors concerned industry weakening

Nelspuit, Mpumalanga   
11 in court for casino robbery

Problem Gambling - Dorchester. England
Online gambler is jailed over £1m -
Gambler who stole £1m is jailed - The Guardian/PA
Jail for online gambler who stole bosses' £1m - Daily Mail
23 year old Bryan Benjafield has been sentenced to 5 years for stealing a total of £1,047,550 from his employer. He apparently lost the entire amount at and BSkyB's Skybet.

U.S.             Yahoo/Christian Science Monitor - Opinion
Tempering the temptation of Web casinos

Auckland, New Zealand             New Zealand Herald &
$6.6m gambler cut her losses, says casino's lawyer
Dunedin Casino Outlines Its Case

Debate over slot machine gaming heats up
Slot machine backers' history questioned
Slots at Guam Greyhound Park.
Greyhound race track betting on slot machines - 20th July

BetonSports court appearances....
St. Louis, Missouri
Gambling Web site ignores federal prosecution - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bail set at $1m for UK internet gaming boss - The Guardian
Ex-gaming boss in not guilty plea -
BETonSPORTS figures plead not guilty - Reuters
BetonSports boss in chains for bail plea - London Evening Standard

BetonSports Board of Directors could be issued arrest warrants - Gambling911
Lawyers for BetonSports fail to show up for hearing
Lawyers for BetonSports were absent from the Federal court hearings in St. Louis Monday. Former CEO David Carruthers is being represented by his Texas based lawyer Tim Evans.

BETonSPORTS plc update
Very brief company statement on the restraining order extension to the 14th August.

Gambling Commission counsel gears up for act

Kathmandu, Nepal             NetIndia123
Maoists drive away Indians from Nepal casinos
Nepal's 6 casinos, all located in Kathmandu's 5-star hotels are owned by American Richard Tuttle. The majority of customers are from India.

Singapore             The Malaysian Star
Genting and Harrah’s join Sentosa casino bid

London             Yahoo UK/Reuters, Hemscott/AFX and others...
World Cup boosts William Hill profit
William Hill signs Spain deal
William Hill forecasts 15 mln stg impact from new AMLD tax in 2007
William Hill's winning World Cup bet

William Hill PLC - Announcement of results
William Hill PLC (UK) and Codere S.A. (Spain) to set up sports betting JV.

Additional headlines...
Casinos major area employers: 417 people work in Paradise - Arizona
American Indian casinos give $25.5M to state - Arizona


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