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Archive 2006: 1st - 7th December

Thursday, 7th December

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Review-Journal
Lawsuit on tip pooling at Wynn thrown out
Wynn Controversy - Forum

London & Florida                  MSNBC/AP
Seminole Tribe buys Hard Rock cafe business
Not included in the sale is the London Hard Rock Casino. The Manchester Hard Rock casino was quietly closed down in the summer.

London & Florida                  Yahoo/Reuters & Sharecast
Rank to sell Hard Rock to Native Americans
Rank to sell Hard Rock chain

Rank Group trading statement for 48 weeks to 26 November 2006 & disposals of non-core businesses - in Powerpoint.

Palm Beach, Florida        
Conclusion of strategic review and disposal of Hard Rock for U.S. $965 million

Melbourne         & The Australian
Judge jails gambler, blasts casino
Casino slammed as addict is jailed
Amazing numbers. Kate Leanne Jamieson, 39 a loans officer at the Bendigo Bank stole A$7.3 million of which some A$1.5 million found it's way to Melbourne's Crown Casino.

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun/AP
Sahara says casino ownership to stay in family
Sahara casino owner, Bennett, dies at 64

Carson City, Nevada                  Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Regulators suggest operator for Sinatra's former casino

Macau & New York        
Macau Craze Coming To Nasdaq

Additional headlines...
Happy Valley - the racecourse where even losing punters collect winnings
Galaxy Raises $240 Million in Convertible Bond Sale - Macau
Geen casino in discotheek Temptation - Appingedam.
MGM MIRAGE Announces Agreement With Mubadala Development Company
Vote on Casinos - Nottingham. Council to consider banning additional casinos.

Video, audio & images
Struggling Las Vegas Monorail Calls For Expansion Plan
Big Play on Casino Stocks
Casino Plays In Focus

Wednesday, 6th December

Palm Beach, Florida                  Palm Beach Post
Casino ship operator files for reorganization

Los Angeles                  Yahoo/Business Wire
WPT Enterprises Signs Multi-Year Sponsorship Agreement with PartyGaming Plc for International Broadcasts of WORLD POKER TOUR(R)

Melbourne, Australia                  The Melbourne Age
Caution for casino over thief's loss

Macau                  The Street Insider
Holiday Inn Macau Casino Selects PacificNet Games Multi-Player Electronic Gaming Machines
PacificNet Subsidiary Acquires Leading Macau Gaming Technology Provider

Reno, Nevada        
Nevada study questions whether smoking bans would hurt casinos
Department of Nutrition, University of Nevada, Reno.
New study shows majority of gamblers are non-smokers

Nevada         & Las Vegas Sun/AP
New Lawsuit Challenges Nevada's New Smoking Ban
Business owners demand injunction against smoking ban

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Looking in on: Gaming - Harrah's keeps plans grand, but quiet
McCarran to clear the air - Airport will snuff out all smoking by Friday

Singapore                  Malaysian Star
Genting confident of Singapore casino bid

Guam                  Marianas Variety - Temporary link
New slot machine initiative filed

Oklahoma                  Tahlequah Daily Press
College adds casino courses - Eastern Oklahoma State College

Costa Rica & St. John's Antigua                  Yahoo/PRNewswire & Pulls Advertising From the U.S. Market and Relocates to Antigua
Bodog Casino Ends US Advertising and Moves to Antigua

Atlanta, Georgia                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bluff Media Announces Acquisition of

Additional headlines...
MGM Gives Sneak Peek At CityCenter - Britney To Host New Year's In Vegas
'Zero tolerance' for criminals, says lotteries boss - British Columbia.
Marcus Honney Recruited by Aristocrat Technologies - Sales Director for Europe.
Man gets 150-month prison term for shooting inside tribal casino - Arizona
Spain to Open Up to Online Gambling - Madrid
Greek court cleared Lotto firm - minister - South Africa

Video, audio & images
Lawsuit Challenges Nevada's New Smoking Ban
Gambling on the rise among teens - Wisconsin Yahoo Video
American Casino Guide: December, 2006 - Mark Pilarski ACG Podcast
Global Series of Poker - 2006 finals
Poker in Deadwood - MySpace

Tuesday, 5th December

Colorado Springs, Colorado & KwaZulu-Natal                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports Opening of New Casino Resort on Newcastle, South Africa
Century Casino Newcastle -

Miami & New York                  The Miami Herald
Gambling empire now in shambles

Singapore                  The Malaysian Star
Singapore to name winner of casino bid this week - Genting International

Las Vegas & London                  The Times
Las Vegas gambling firm tries luck online in Britain - LV Sands/Cantor Gaming.

Las Vegas                  Boston Globe/AP & Yahoo/Motley Fool
Station Casinos gets $4.7-billion offer to take company private
A Last Stop for Station Casinos?

Playwize Plc - Promotion and distribution agreement with Partouche Interactive

Additional headlines...
'Flying Elvis' dies of injuries from mishap at Browning casino
More Public Officials Linked to Gambling Scandal - South Korea
£1m scratchcard gaffe - Gosport, Hampshire.
Tabcorp cost cuts to slash 100 staff
Shanky Technologies Blackjack Bot Now Supports 11 Popular Online Casinos

Video, audio & images
Randall Smith comments on buyout offer at Station Casinos
Reputed Mafia underboss arraigned on gambling charages NECN/

Monday, 4th December

Las Vegas                  MSN Money/Reuters
Station Casinos gets buyout offer

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Receives Acquisition Proposal

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming's Rapid Bet Live(TM) Awarded Product of the Year by Casino Journal(R)!

Las Vegas & London                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Furthers UK Efforts With Deal For Online Gaming Site

Singapore                  The Edge Daily/Reuters & Channel News Asia
Genting, Kerzner, Eighth Wonder vie for S'pore casino
Greater transparency and more disclosure in Sentosa IR bid

Detroit                  Detroit News
New casinos take shape - High-rises reflect permanent stake in Detroit economic landscape

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                  Philadelphia Inquirer
Tribe sees a big prize in a riverfront casino
Foxwoods Casino Details

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson talks to an upbeat Steve Wynn about good times for his resort properties

Japan & N. Korea                  Mainichi-MSN/AP
N Korean nuke test and Japanese gambling habits intersect at pachinko

Australia & Macau         & The Australian
Aristocrat hopes to cash in
Aristocrat slots in offshore action

Macau                  The Australian IHT & Dow Jones Newswires
Packer, Ho raise stakes over Macau
Share sale for Macao casinos
IPO REPORT: Melco PBL Files $1 Bln IPO For Macau Casinos

London         - 1st November
BIL International Limited - Clermont Club

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Review-Journal
NEVADAN AT WORK: Orleans executive works to keep casino experience fresh for visitors

Atlantic City                  Houston Chronicle/AP
Selling sex a deadly game in N.J. city
Statistic filled article detailing the grim life of prostitutes in the U.S.'s 2nd highest grossing gaming juristiction.

Additional headlines...
Casinos and cowboys - Las Vegas for Australians.
A healthier craps table - Time to end the casino smoking ban exemption
Casino trekt 1500 bezoekers op eerste dag - Leeuwarden, Holland.
Shots fired in raid on bookmakers

Video, audio & images
Making Millions the Easy Way (Horizon 2005) - 48 mins.
Entertaining and highly dramatised, but how much of it is fact ?

Sunday, 3rd December

Lake Tahoe & California                  Reno Gazette-Journal
Lake Tahoe casinos anticipate competition

Atlantic City                  New York Daily News
Murder in the underbelly - Killings bring dark side of A.C. to light

Australia & Asia         Herald-Sun
Packer game on gambling pursuits

New York & Macau                  MarketWatch
Melco PBL firm files $1 bln U.S. IPO

Cyprus                  Cyprus Mail
One step closer to casinos in Cyprus
Commerce Minister Antonis Michaelides is quoted as saying "Our goal is to attract a number of big players from abroad who will come to Cyprus and leave their millions"

Singapore                  Newsweek
Casinos Royale - The battle for the casino license on Singapore's Sentosa Island.

Delaware                  Delaware Online/The News Journal
Delaware's slot casinos start to feel the squeeze

London                  The Guardian/Observer
William Hill ready to gamble on Rank buyout

Palm Beach, Florida                  Sun-Sentinel
SunCruz makes full house at port - Gambling ship wins approval

Montreal, Canada        , &
Kahnawake cuts offsports site
Kahnawake Gaming Commission suspends CPA held by WSC Management, Inc.
Company loses access to online betting server

Additional headlines...
The frightening new addiction: computer gaming - Daily Mail
After casinos, a state of mind? - Singapore
Deal makes Brownstein a Las Vegas player

Saturday, 2nd December

Dublin         Times
Bookmakers plan to shop test roulette-type gaming machines

San Diego                  Bloomberg & Reuters
Pauma Wins $30 Million Verdict Against Harrah's
Harrah's to pay $30 mln over tribe casino project

Macau                  Bloomberg
Melco PBL Casino Venture Seeks $1.1 Billion in IPO

Palm Beach, Florida                  Palm Beach Post
Port officials OK SunCruz deal for a second casino boat - 165-foot SunCruz VI. Operations expected to begin mid-January. - Palm Beach Princess

Additional headlines...
Antigua-Barbuda regulator takes legal action against BETonSPORTS

Video, audio & images
Family loses it all in Las Vegas - Trailer stolen from the Venetian

Friday, 1st December

Hamburg                  Lübecker Nachrichten
Spielbank Hamburg in neuen Räumen
This evening Spielbank Hamburg open their new operation located in the former Grand Hotel Esplanade on Stephansplatz. It will replace the currect casino on the top floor of the Intercontinental Hotel.

Sheffield                  Yorkshire Post
Quadnetics makes casinos safe

Johannesburg & Pretoria, South Africa        
Lack of clarity on online gambling

Palm Beach, Florida                  Sun-Sentinel
SunCruz floats an idea to expand

Singapore                  Asia Times
Last resort (with casino) in Singapore

Port of Spain, Trinidad                  Trinidad Express
Casino owner, employee beaten in $30,000 robbery

Charlotte, N.C.                  Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Lawsuit Against PokerTek Dismissed
PokerTek Says Pokermatic Dismisses Suit

St. Louis                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2007 Results

London & Gibraltar                  The Sun
£5 million poker on the web

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces $100 Million Credit Facility

Additional headlines...
Prostitution arrest made in casino bar - Gulfstream Park. Slots opened 2 weeks ago.
EU Spokesman: Bulgaria's Gambling Law Must Apply to Everybody
Greece's OPAP sees no more obtacles in IT tender -
Casino to hand fall video to pensioner - Burswood Casino, Perth.
CM lied to Goans on casinos: Parrikar - Goa's 10 floating casinos plan.

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