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Archive 2006: 22nd - 31st August

Thursday,  31st August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
London Clubs Int.
Harrah's Ent.
Sky City Ent.
Stanley Leisure
WMS Industries
eSun Holdings
Dover Downs
Galaxy Ent
32red plc
Game Tech International
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Laughlin & San Diego              Business Wire
Mariposa Selected for Use at the Flamingo Laughlin as Their Customer Relationship Management and Marketing Software Solution

Las Vegas & London              Bloomberg
Harrah's Makes London Clubs Offer; Stanley Talks End

St. Loius, Missouri              Reuters UK
Judge extends U.S. BETonSPORTS ban
It took almost 6 weeks to do so, but BetonSports has finally posted a contact telephone number on their website. Not a single penny has so far been refunded to customers.

Las Vegas & China              Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Receives Chinese Government Approval to Expand the Scope of Its Manufacturing Business

Harrah's moves on Europe with London Clubs deal - Yahoo UK/Reuters
Casino giant to buy London Clubs -
Casino giant agrees £279m London Clubs deal - The Guardian

Liverpool              Stanley Leisure - Press release (PDF)
Discussions with London Clubs International Terminated - Very brief

Dagger Holdings Ltd - Offer for London Clubs
Stanley Leisure has proposed a nil premium merger on the 26th June. Harrah's offer is almost 30% more than the trading average for LCI shares during August.
Dagger Holdings Ltd. - Incorporated 23rd August.

Las Vegas & London              Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Offers to Purchase London Clubs International
Harrah's offers $530 million for London Clubs - Reuters

Mississippi & Louisiana              PRNewswire
Harrah's Observes One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Bimini, Bahamas              Cyber Divers News Network
'Sustainable (casino) tourism' destroying Bimini

London              Cyber Divers News Network
32Red Plc - Interim results for the six months ended 30th June 2006

Regional Casino Plans: EIP Meetings
Dome plans 'depend on casino deal' - Daily Mail
Council official is sent to work with Dome casino firm - Daily Mail
Dome hotels will be axed if casino is refused, inquiry told - The Guardian
Super-casino bid hits legal snag
If Anschutz Entertainment Group's regional casino bid is succesful the management contract with Kerzner may have to be terminated.
American developer suffers setback in super-casino battle - The Independent
Leeds seeks to rejoin super-casino race - Yorkshire Post
Business leaders back casino bid - Doncaster Today
Casino is not a 'done deal' despite rumours - Birmingham Post
Prestonís £500m jackpot if resort gets casino - Preston Citizen. Absolute nonsense !
Resort rival kicks off super casino pitches

Online betting firm posts profit

Additional headlines...
Casino Magnate's Home for Sale - 1 Shadow Creek Drive. Mr. Wynn's former home
Two casinos fined for allowing underage gambling - Iowa

Wednesday,  30th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Galaxy Entertainment
William Hill
Century Casinos
Aristocrat Leisure
Rank Group
K.Wah International
Dover Downs
Ainsworth G.T.
Fluxx (Germany)
World Poker Tour
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

The Netherlands              Novum/ANP
Geen nieuwe casino's van Holland Casino
Minister Maintains: Dutch Gambling Monopoly Allowed In EU

London              Reuters UK
Legal worries overshadow supercasino search
Dome plans 'depend on casino deal'
Dome's super-casino bid "looking good"

Macau & Las Vegas              Nevada Today
Dispatch from Macau - Steve Friess.

Millennium Dome/O2 - Examination in Public...
The CAP are holding the EIP for the Greenwich - O2/Anschutz proposal today at Jury's Hotel. Great Russell Street.
Where should the super-casino be built ?
BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
Super-casino probe 'to clear air'
Non-gambler heads up casino probe
Casino panel condemned over bidding process
The Independent
Dome casino faker faces standards probe
London Evening Standard
The O2 Arena - The site of Britain's regional casino ?
Odds shorten on Glasgow casino - The Scotsman
Supercasino roadshow sets off - Reuters
Opponents raise the stakes as inquiry begins - The Guardian
Casino Bids on the table - Sky News,,70131-casino_p19893,00.html
Casino bid can double up - Leeds Today.

Macau              Peoples Dailey & China View/Xinhua
Macao's casino tussle heating up
Casino loan-sharks nabbed in Macao

Hong Kong              Hong Kong Standard
Stanley Ho bank sues Ming Pao newspaper over ad slur - 26th August.

Victoria, Australia & Macau              Sydney Morning Herald
Regulators give the nod to PBL's Asia casinos
PBL/Melco Investigation concluded (PDF) - Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation.

Western Australia    
Packer's gaming machine jackpot
PBL's Burswood casino in Perth looks set to be adding an additional 250 slots and 35 tables subject to approval by the Western Australian Gaming and Wagering Commission.

Hong Kong              Wall Street Journal
Banks Balk at Congressional Plan To Cut Off Cash From Net Casinos

Sacramento, California              Reuters
Calif. governor allows 2 tribes to expand casinos
Under the Schwarzenegger deal the Pechanga and San Manuel casinos will be able to expand slot numbers from 2,000 to up to 7,500 each. They would pay 15% tax on an additional 3,000 and 25% on the next 2,500.

New York              Yahoo/AP
Secret Bids Submitted to Run NY Racing

Tuesday,  29th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
Rank Group
Lakes Entertainment
Aristocrat Leisure
Fluxx (Germany)
Bally Technologies
Tabcorp Holdings
Bwin (Austria)
Wynn Resorts
Shun Tak Holdings
Empire Online
Shuffle Master
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Holdings Corporation Announces That Shareholders Have Not Approved Merger Agreement

Mississippi              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino - The Largest Employer in Biloxi - Puts 3,800 Employees Back to Work

London              Reuters
Mud flies as UK's supercasino roadshow sets off

Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Makes New S2S Protocol Version Available

O2/Millennium Dome controversy...
London              Daily Mail
Dome tycoon accused of inventing support for casino
Anschutz Entertainment Group's European President and CEO David Campbell has been forced to apologise to Greenwich religious leaders for distorting their statements and position on Gambling in documents AEG submitted to the Casino Advisory Panel.

London              The GuardianThe Times
Supercasino firm sorry for twisting clerics' views - The Guardian
Dome casino group plays wrong faith card - The Times
Casino firm apologises to cleric -
Casino shell under way without gaming licence - The Times 23rd August.

Swaziland              The Swazi Observer
Nhlangano Casino up for grabs
The Nhlangano Casino was formerly a Sun International property. The Swaziland Government now wishes to sell it to the private sector.

Levis, Quebec              CCN Mattews
DEQ Grants a Patent Licence to Harrah's Entertainment

London              Yorkshire Post
Casino steeped in history taken over - Experts from Yorkshire play part in £30m deal

London              The Times
Phone-in prize shows may be forced off air by gambling laws
TV shows involving the use of premium rate numbers will be more tightly controled under new Gambling Commission rules due to be published in September.

Australia & Macau              The Australian
Approval for PBL's Macau casino
Victorian and Western Australia gaming regulators have no objections to PBL's joint venture in Macau with Melco International.

Additional headlines...
Couple 'gambled away R4m loot' - South Africa
South Korean PM apologies for rise in gambling arcades
South Korean premier regrets govít lapses vs gambling Announces its UK Open 2006 Poker Tournament - Maidstone, Kent
Feds: Gambling led woman to steal $390,000 - Illinois

Monday,  28th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Woojyun (S.Korea)
Fluxx (Germany)
Empire Resorts
Emperor Ent. Group
TIPP24 (Germany)
Progressive Gaming
BWin Inter. (Austria)
Las Vegas Sands
London markets closed
Gaming Partners Int.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Nevada              Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
When casinos decide you're losing too much money

Bonn, Germany              Reuters
German state lotto firms told to drop monopoly -  Deutscher Lotto und Totoblock

Johannesburg              Business Day
Sun International boosts year profit

Nassau, Bahamas             Yahoo Asia/Business Wire
Kerzner Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Investor Group

Macau              PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reaches New Heights in Macao

Macau              Yahoo Asia/Kyodo News
Macao casino competition heating up with arrival of newcomers

Australia              Phoenix Gaming - PRESS RELEASE
Phoenix Gaming merges South East Asian table gaming business with Indo Pacific Gaming (PDF)

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun
It's a myth, now park it - Join us in the hunt for Las Vegas' legendary $100,000 valet

London              Daily Mail & Daily Mirror
Dome billionaire wins head start in race for super-casino
Casino at Dome row

U.S. - Internet Gambling              EyeonGambling/ & USA Today/S.F. Chronicle
Online poker and sports betting face possible prohibition next month
Sports Betting, Poker, and Internet gambling may soon be illegal - I. Nelson Rose
Offshore gaming sites not sure USA's worth the risk

Australia & Macau              The Australian
Leighton top bet to build Packer dream

Additional headlines...
Casinos bring a change of fortune for Mississippi
US sues Norwegian Cruise Lines for discrimination
S. Korean PM to apologize over spread of gambling
Gambling Criminals Get Only Light Punishments - South Korea

Sunday,  27th August

Hong Kong & Macau              Sydney Morning Herald & Yahoo Aus/AFP
Shadowy thugs give city's image a beating
Security tightened after new threat against Hong Kong lawmaker

Myanmar & China              Asia Times
Virtual gambling in Myanmar's drug country
Casinos set up in Myanmar's Shan State province are now apparently broadcasting live Baccarat & other casino games live into China via the Internet.

Las Vegas     & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sheriff Wants Surveillance Video Cameras Along Las Vegas Strip
Young urges casinos to add eyes along tourist corridor 

Las Vegas & Biloxi, Mississippi              Las Vegas Review-Journal
Angry dealers know their jobs teeter on casinos' bottom lines - John L. Smith.
Biloxi Bounces Back - Beau Rivage to open a year after Hurricane Katrina hit

London              The Mail on Sunday
Inside the Dome Casino
Construction of a casino in side the former Millenium Dome is well underway and it occupies almost 1/3 of the Dome's circumference.

U.S. - Online Poker              San Francisco Chronicle
Online poker players face new Prohibition

Miami              Sun-Sentinel
Two charged in murder of tycoon 'Gus' Boulis entitled to bond, judge rules
The Gus Boulis murder case
Wikipedia - Konstantinos Gus Boulis

Election may signal end of Swedish gambling monopoly

Biloxi, Mississippi              Pensacola News Journal
Gambling industry refuses to fold - Casinos offer hopes of a future for tens of thousands of workers

Macau & Las Vegas              Newsweek Magazine
A Vegas-Size Bet On China

Additional headlines...
Tax officials linked to scandal - South Korea
City would bet on casino plan being a winner - Preston, Lancashire.
Rank mulls cash boost from Hard Rock sale - In brief.
Betting clash to be investigated - William Hill shortening payout odds.
Bar owners file suit, claim smoke ban cuts income - Colorado

Saturday,  26th August

Switzerland     Zeitung &
Thun, Biel und Zürich wollen Konzessionen
Zürich will ein Casino beim Flughafen

London              The Daily Telegraph
Asian group acquires 'trophy' Clermont Club
An era was born in Berkeley Square

Newcastle              icNewcastle/Newcastle Journal
Outrage as brewery listed as casino site

Sheffield              Yorkshire Post
Business chiefs get behind plans for casino project

Curacao              Caribbean Travel News
Curacao hotel unveils new casino - Hotel Kura Hulanda Spa & Casino

WSOP - Crispin Leyser - Jamie Gold lawsuit
Las Vegas
$12 million prize: Poker champion's riches challenged - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Jamie Gold Responds to $12 M WSOP Lawsuit - Card Player
World Series of Poker winner a $6M welsher ? - Court TV
Could Leyser v's Gold be destined for Court TV !

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Colorado Springs, CO.              SAP - Press release
Century Casinos Selects SAP to Drive International Growth Strategy

Singapore & London              Malaysian Star & Bloomberg
Singaporeís BIL buys London casino for £31m

Las Vegas.              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Names AEG Live to Operate Two Major Entertainment Venues at Echelon Place

Additional headlines...
Man robs gamblers on Cripple Creek shuttle - Colorado
CMT and Miss America Return To The Aladdin Resort & Casino
Mob Linked to Video Gambling, Prizes - South Korea
Japan casinos would have little impact on Singapore: analysts

Friday,  25th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
Las Vegas Sands
Ainsworth G.T.
Boss Media
Magana Entertainment
Galaxy Ent.
Shuffle Master
Woojyun (S.Korea)
London Clubs Int.
Isle of Capri
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Takes Standards Message to the World

London              Reuters & The Guardian
Rank sells Lord Lucan haunt - Clermont Club casino
Rank sells Lord Lucan's favourite London casino - Countess of Lucan: Setting the record straight

Clermont Club - Rank sells historic casino to BIL International
Malaysian BIL International Ltd. who have a number of British license applications pending are set to make their formal entry into the British market with a £31.0 million all cash purchase pof the Clermont Club.

South Korea              Korea Times
Prime Minister Orders Probe of Crime Rings Linked to Gambling
State Agencies Raided in Gambling Probe
Gambling Addicts Surpass 3 Million - Korea Game Development & Promotion Institute.

Brownsville, Texas & Matamoros, Mexico               Brownsville Herald
Casinos in Nuevo Progresso, Matamoros remain closed
It's not clear if slot operations that opened over the border from Brownville, Texas in Nuevo Progresso & Matamoros have actually got or been issued with any kind of license.

Los Angeles              Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT Enterprises Files Answer in Antitrust Law Suit

Carson City & Reno              Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Nev. regulators approve another wireless gambling venture

Las Vegas & Singapore              Hong Kong Standard & Newswires
Sands bets all-up on Asia

Biloxi, Mississippi              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2007 Results

Missouri              St. Louis Today
Casinos still off-limits to addicts

Glasgow              Glasgow Evening Times
Super casino 'won't lead to more gambling addicts'

Wembley super-casino plan dropped

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Parrott lands new perch atop Aristocrat
New casinos becoming roll of dice

Additional headlines...
In spite of the odds, Ladbrokes looks like a good gamble
World Series of Poker winner Jamie Gold was Ron Jeremy's agent - Gambling911
The Facts in Leyser vs. Gold WSOP $6M Lawsuit - Card Player
Man who plucked winning lottery ticket from trash settles suit

Thursday,  24th August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Ainsworth G.T.
Multimedia Games
Las Vegas Sands
Galaxy Ent.
888 Holdings
Station Casinos
Woojyun (S.Korea)
World Poker Tour
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Alaska              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sands Macao Now The Largest Casino In The World With 740 Table Games

London              Financial Times, Quintain, Reuters...
Wembley pulls out of super-casino race after council decision
Quintain Estates and Development PLC - Statement re the London Borough of Brent's application for a casino
Quintain Estates drops casino JV with Caesars
Harrah's Entertainment is now out of the running for the regional casino at Wembley. The Liberal/Conservative coalition has decided to withdraw their application ti the Casino Advisory Panel.
Decison on regional casino bid - Brent Borough Council Statement.
Brent Casino Survey

Blackpool & Manchester              North West Enquirer & Blackpool Citizen
Manchester and Blackpool to wheel and deal for rights to super casino
Chip in on casino

Macau              Yahoo/AFP
Macau casino boss dismisses links to beating of Hong Kong lawyer

Macau's Sands claims to be biggest casino in the world after expansion
Las Vegas Sands Says Singapore Casino Plans Could Spark Casino Boom Across Asia

Alaska              Cruise Ship Report &
Cruise Ship Tax & Tough New Regs Approved by Alaska Voters
A look at Ballot Measure 2
Cruise ships visiting Alaska look set to be paying additional taxes, including 33% of casino revenues whilst operating in Alaskan waters.

Israel & Cyprus     & Yahoo UK/Reuters
Playtech Ltd - Interim Results for the Six Months Ended June 30 2006
Playtech boosts gambling profits

London     & Bloomberg
Ladbrokes PLC - Unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June
Ladbrokes Profit More Than Triples on Sale of Hotels

Probability plc - First Day of Dealings

Macau              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands' International MICE Team Finding Much Success in Asia

Singapore              Bloomberg News & The Malaysian Star
Las Vegas Sands Tests Singapore Land for New Casino
Singapore casino plans could spark casino boom across Asia

New York              CNN/AP & N.Y. Newsday
Woman admits stealing $2.3 million to buy lottery tickets
She's in a lotto trouble

Australia & UK     Telegraph
PBL eyes European casinos
Wary of 'conflict', James sells Aspinall's

BetonSports debacle...
London & Costa Rica
BetonSports customer deposits alone could total near $15 million - Gambling911
BETonSPORTS Management Upset with the Media - The Online Wire
The "Gambling" Lord Glentoran shadow behind BETonSPORTS legal maneuvers?

Additional headlines...
Six arrested in swoop on PC gaming parlour - Seoul, South Korea.
South Korea vows crackdown on illegal arcades to curb gambling
Casinos elevate Gold Reef's revenue - Johannesburg.
FA quiz Redknapp over alleged £16m 'betting sting'

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Wednesday,  23rd August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Wynn Resorts
London Clubs Int.
Boyd Gaming
Ainsworth G.T.
Gaming Corporation
Isle of Capri
Star Cruises
Shuffle Master
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas              LVR-J - John L. Smith & Las Vegas Sun
Dealers angry, but Wynn's tip-sharing change might spread
Jeff Simpson breaks down the reorganization of the pay scale

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn alters rules on tips
Wynn alters rules on tips
Wynn Las Vegas dealers who presently earn around $100,000 per-year will in future have to share a percentage of their tips with supervisory staff.

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun
All that glitter is not Gold's, says lawsuit seeking half of poker win

Singapore & Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Progress of The Marina Bay Sands(TM) on Track With Signing of Development Agreement
LVS Signs Development Deal for Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Resort

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
Wynn Resorts' Marketing Executive Jack Binion to Buy Up to 1 Million Shares of Common Stock

Norwalk, Connecticut              G2E - PRESS RELEASE
Global Gaming Expo (G2E honored as one of the 50 fastest growing trade sjows in North America by Tradeshow Week magazine (PDF)

London             Daily Mail, Guardian & The Times
U,S, Tycoon starts to build Dome casino
Building starts on Dome casino before hearings
Casino shell under way without gaming licence

Las Vegas & Singapore              Reuters
Las Vegas Sands says keen on Japan casino market

Britain              The Scotsman
Super-casino hearings to be held
UK 'super-casino' plans - Archive of reports on gambling and deregulation issues.

Sydney, Australia     Telegraph
Packer's PBL up 26pc
PBL considers IPO for Macau casino

Sydney & Las Vegas              Yahoo/Reuters
Australia's Aristocrat names new Americas chief
Timothy Parrott, CEO of Las Vegas-based production company On Stage Entertainment Inc.

South Korea              Korea Times, Korea Herald & Yonhap News
Korea Becomes "Casino Republic"
Kangwon Land stocks defy market downturn
The Korea Times reports that the number of arrests for operating illegal slots is now 1,600.

Gambling arcades derail lives of many South Koreans
The Yonhap article has images of the Sea Story machines that have been modified to pay jackpots up to 2.5 million won. The legal maximum is 20,000 won.

Johannesburg              Business Day
Sun International increases offer for RAH

Las Vegas    
Gambling guru honored with a star on the Strip
Wayne Allyn Root. Recipients have to be nominated and there's a $15,000 fee.

Las Vegas & Florida              Daily Business News
Casino Data Imaging Announces New Sales to Gulfstream Park and Island View Casino

Additional headlines...
Malaysia's Landmarks denies casino venture plans
Casino dealer charged with cheating - Washington State.
Poker ace plays his cards right - Stockport
Accountant's fine cut after 'spread bet' - Betting using inside information.
The predatory thrill of poker - Review of Swimming with the Devilfish.
Defense for ex-Nugget lawyer points to gambling addiction - Reno

Tuesday,  22nd August
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Emperor Ent. Group
Wynn Resorts
Macau Success
Party Gaming
Aristocrat Leisure
Pinnacle Ent.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas              Nevada Today
World Series of Poker winner faces $6 million lawsuit
NORM: Playboy Club will turn back clock - LVR-J 20th August.

UK 'super casino' short-listers prepare for battle - Examinations in Public.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania              Yahoo/PRNewswire
PA Gaming Control Board Releases Updated Applicant Information

Macau              China View/Xinhua
Macao's casino taxes see year-on-year rise in first 7 months
In the first 7 months of 2006 the Macau S.A.R. government has collected 10.81 billion patacas (U.S.S1.35 billion) in direct gaming taxes, a rise of 13.7% from the same period in 2005.

Aberdeen              Aberdeen Press & Journal
Owner backs a winner as casino gets the go-ahead
Stuart Clarkson and partner Hytham Bedawi have been granted permission to turn their bars upper floors (The former Langstane Kirk) into the Granite Rock Casino.

South Korea              Korea Times
60,000 Gambling Machines Face Seizure
The machines have apparently been modified to payout jackpots much greater than the present law allows.
Google News search - Pada Iyagi

Pinellas County, Florida              St. Petersburg Times
Casino ship hits inspection snag
The Casino Royale operated by Ocean's 21 LLC is the newly named St. Tropez. St. Tropet operating in 2004/5 out of Port Everglades. - St. Tropez Casino Cruises
See also Gaming floor's - Day Cruises and Casino Cruises section

BetonSports fiasco...
London & Costa Rica
BetonSports plays hide and seek with customer phone numbers
Gambling911 draws attention to the fact BoS updated their website but failed to give any contact telephone number for clients seeking the return of their deposits.
BetonSports - Press and Financial releases

Hatboro, Pennsylvania              Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGCE Europe Set for November 5-7 Fitzpatrick Castle / Dublin Ireland

Sydney, Australia     Telegraph & Bloomberg
Aristocrat reports record profit
Aristocrat decline an 'early reaction'
Aristocrat Profit Rises 3%; Japanese Rules Hurt Sales

Seoul, South Korea              Washington Times & Korea Times
S. Korea prosecutors look at gambling game
GNP Attacks Government Over Gambling Scandal

Minneapolis              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac, Inc. Announces Another Systems Sale

Additional headlines...
Greek Intralot wins Australian lottery tender
Les casinos du Net adorent votre carte bleue - Internet casinos stiffing players


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