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Archive 2006: 15th - 21st February

 
21st February
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Ainsworth G.T.
Party Gaming
World Poker Tour
Kangwonland
Sportingbet
MGM MIRAGE
Aristocrat Leisure
Top Ten Holdings
IGT
Star Cruises
Yoomedia
WMS Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas            KLAS-TV.com, KVVUTV.com & KVBC.com
Gunman Arrested After Standoff at Las Vegas Hotel
Gunman Arrested After Slaying, Standoff
Shooter in custody after seven hour stand-off

Los Angeles & Connecticut             Yahoo/PRNewswire
First WORLD POKER TOUR(R)-Branded Poker Room to Debut at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Singapore           Reuters
Singapore says casinos won't deter Islamic investors

Sydney            Sydney Morning Herald & Herald Sun
Aristocrat posts record profit
Global gambling boom predicted

Sydney            Yahoo Australia/Reuters
Australia's Aristocrat profit soars 72 pct
Share Pricewww.aristocrat.com.au

Sydney             Australian Financial Review
Ainsworth returns to black
Share Pricewww.ainsworth.com.au

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Celine Dion, Elton John and Jerry Seinfeld Join for Once-in-a-Lifetime Performance to Aid Hurricane-Affected Families

Milwaukee             Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Man charged in dice game kidnapping - Revenge rendezvous for $20,000 loss goes awry

Macau & Hong Kong             Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
Casino plan spikes A-Max
 
 
Additional headlines...
Treasure Bay Casino making plans to reopen on Miss. coast
Woman lost $7m on pokies - Melbourne, Australia.


 
 
20th February
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
A-Max Holdings
Tipp24 (Germany)
U.S. Markets closed
Aristocrat Leisure
SNAI (Italy)
Presidents Day
UNiTAB
Party Gaming
Macau Success
Gaming Corporation
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Glasgow             Glasgow Evening Times
Hotel chiefs await casino plan decision

Richmond, B.C.             Globe & Mail
Gaming president quits
www.gcgaming.com

New Zealand & Australia             Stuff.co.nz & Bloomberg News
Smoking bans suck earnings from casinos
Tabcorp Earnings Growth Probably Slowed on Smoking Bans, Tax
www.skycityentertainmentgroup.com
www.tabcorp.com.au

Cardiff             NewWales.co.uk
Cardiff casino a good thing, claims expert
Comments from Professor Peter Collins, director of the Centre for the Study of Gambling at the University of Salford.

London             The Register
UK gambling firms say no to Italian ban

Atlantic City             The Hartford Courant
Getting Back To The Tables - A Card Counter Tries To Return To Casinos That Clearly Want Him To Stay Away
The story of card counter and advantage player David Morse who is attempting to get off the casino exclusion list in New Jersey.
www.state.nj.us/lps/ge/exclusion/morse_d.htm
www.state.nj.us/lps/ge/exclude_home.htm

Problem Gambling             Sunday Mirror
How Stars Hide Betting Shame Investigation How Stars Can Lose Fortunes...
Soccer players and their fondness for having a drink and a punt.
www.sportingchanceclinic.com

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston (15th February)
Offers they can refuse: For now, no changes on tap at Sahara
www.saharavegas.com

Israel & Palestine             Arutz Sheva/Israel National News
Hamas Says No Chance Jericho Casino Reopening as Anything But Mosque 

Israel             Globes Online
Online gaming co Playtech plans $300 million IPO
Article has some background on the founders and the companies international operations.
www.playtech.com

Washington             Caribbean Net News
Antigua-Barbuda protests US anti-gambling legislation

El Salvador             Diario el Mundo
Pecenista promete cerrar los casinos
www.casinoscolonial.com - Casinos Colonial El Salvador.

Macau & Hong Kong             PRNewswire
Greek Mythology (Macau) Entertainment Group Corporation Limited Macau Casino Receives Further Investment from A-Max
A-Max Holdings Limited will up it's shareholding in the Greek Mythology Casino to 49.9% for a consideration of HK$2,056,572,380.
www.newcenturyhotel-macau.com

Mississippi & Louisian             Shreveport Times
Isle of Capri looks to move forward after sale of Bossier City, Vicksburg casinos
 
 
Additional headlines...
Coastal casino plans major expansion - Oregon
Gambling a very big winner for the mob - New Jersey
Bedford shows its hand on casino bid
Selected ADD URL's...
www.macaucasinoworld.com - Casino developments in the S.A.R. Potential !!
www.movingtomacau.com - Emphasis on property for purchase & rental.
www.casinotraininguk.co.uk - Scottish based casino training facility.
Nottingham Trent University - Betting Research Unit


 
 
19th February

South Florida             Miami Herald
A NEW DEAL - The rise of casinos in South Florida has people gambling on new careers - The Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood.
www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com

New Zealand             Stuff.co.nz
Asian gamblers offered help
www.cgs.co.nz - Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand

Britain             TheGoodNews.co.uk
Make your voice heard over casinos

London             Daily Telegraph
Hilton places its bets on gambling
Ladbrokes bets on £1bn World Cup boost
Hilton Group is planning to return some £3.8 billion to investors from the sale of the Hotel division. The company will be shortly changing it's name to Ladbrokes.
www.hiltongroup.com

Jericho, Palestine             Jerusalem Post
Hamas to bar Jericho casino reopening
The Jerusalem Post reports that officials from Hamas oppose the re-opening of Jericho's Oasis Casino. The operation has been closed since just after the start of the Intifada in September 2000.

Australia             Australian Sunday Times
$150 a minute on the pokies...and we'd have 11,000 more problem gamblers - Western Australia.
Aristocrat to double profit
Pokies ban - S.T. editorial opposing PBL's plans to place slots at the Burswoood Casino.

Niagara Falls, Ontario             NiagaraThisWeek.com
Casino deal raises alarm - Fears two-year agreement means Casino niagara could be closing
www.casinoniagara.com
www.olgc.ca - Ontario Lotery and Gaming Corporation.

Guyana             Stabroeknews.com
Govt may issue casino licences pending legislation - Geoffrey Da Silva
Several luxury Hotels are presently being built in Guyana and the country hosts the Cricket World Cup in 2007.
www.goinvest.gov.gy - Guyana Office for Investment.

Larnaca, Cyprus             Cyprus Mail
Winner takes a little bit more - Kazandi. Anyone have a picture of the game ?

Macau             Contra Costa Times/Knight Ridder
Macau develops into mecca for gambling
In Macau, Chinese gamblers test their luck by betting meager savings

Antigua & Washington             FT.com & The Courier Mail
Antigua accuses US over WTO gambling case
Antigua protests net gaming law
 

Scotland             The Scotsman
Scottish Bookies back move to oust Betfair

Wisconsin             Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Doyle caught in center on casino - Backers, foes of Kenosha project contribute to him
www.dairylandgreyhoundpark.com
www.kenoshacasino.com
 
 
Additional headlines...
Gambling, extortion and drugs target of probe - North Carolina
Courthouse Clerk Accused Of Stealing Thousands - San Diego


 
 
18th February

Bangalore, India             The Times of India
India eyes casino biz
A look at Bally Gaming's plans to increase research and development in India. Bally Systems India's facility in Chennai is planned to have 250 engineers by mid 2007.
www.ballysystems.com/sds/offices1.asp

New Orleans             PRNewswire
Harrah's New Orleans Re-Opened Friday, February 17th
www.prnewswire.com/mnr/harrahs/22667 -

Macau             Miami Herald/Knight Ridder
Macau rising as Asia's casino capital

Lake Tahoe             Lake Tahoe Bonanza
South Shore man reinvents the wheel with No Ball Roulette
www.fair-trade-gaming.com

London             CatererSearch.com
Panel denies drawing up supercasino shortlist
www.culture.gov.uk/cap

Birmingham, Alabama             Ledger-Enquirer/AP & AL.com
Crowds pile into 'sham' casino with approval of Alabama judge
Judge rules race course games legal but a 'sham' - 1st February
www.birminghamracecourse.com
www.multimediagames.com
 
 
Additional headlines...
Puerto Rico Moves Closer to Smoking Ban
House leaders say no dice to table games - West Virginia
Courthouse Clerk Accused Of Stealing Thousands - San Diego
Court Embezzlement Trial


 
 
17th February
Gaming Stocks Major Movers  Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
UNiTAB
Boss Media
Isle of Capri
Int. All Sports
Cherryforetagen
Lakes Entertainment
Aristocrat
Party Gaming
Cryptologic
Macau Success
Unibet (Sweden)
Youbet
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

New Orleans             Yahoo/Business Wire & CNN
Harrah's New Orleans Re-Opens Today
Harrah's reopens New Orleans casino -
www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/nor/index.html

Minneapolis             Yahoo/Business Wire & Yahoo/bizjournals.com
Lakes Entertainment, Inc. Announces Results for Year 2005
Lakes Entertainment loss swells in '05
Share Pricewww.lakesentertainment.com

Austria             Österreich Journal
Casinos Austria: EU bestätigt Glücksspielmonopole
Casinos Austria commenting on th E.U. decision that Gambling should remain outside the Services Directive, and that member states remain free to draw up their own legislation.
www.casinosaustria.com

Strasbourg             EBA & RGA - Joint press release (PDF) 16th February
Exclusion of gambling from the services directive: It is now time for the commission to act
www.eu-ba.org
www.rga.eu.com

Miami             South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Boulis murder suspect was visited in jail by Boulis business rival Kidan

Israel & London             Reuters & Bloomberg News
Playtech plans to raise 175 mln stg in London IPO
Playtech, Gaming Software Designer, Plans London IPO
www.playtech.com

Sydney, Australia             Sydney Morning Herald & BBC
Packer farewelled with tributes and song
Australia remembers Kerry Packer

Alberta, Canada             MyTelus/AP
Problem gamblers to get help in casinos
Councillors from the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission will be present 5 days a week as part of a pilot scheme at the Palace Casino in West Edmonton Mall.
http://corp.aadac.com

Washington             Christian Coalition
Christian Coalition Applauds Congressman Goodlatte’s Internet Gambling Prohibition Act Introduced with Over 100 Co-Sponsors

Washington             The Independent & Reuters
Fresh US blitz on online gambling
Lawmakers make new push to ban Internet gambling

Sydney             Yahoo/Reuters
Australia's UNiTAB H1 profit jumps on gaming
www.unitab.com.au
www.maxgaming.com.au

Port Canaveral             Florida Today
SunCruz celebrates 2 million - Lucky customer wins $5,000 for milestone
www.suncruzcasino.com

Biloxi, Mississippi             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results
Share Pricewww.islecorp.com

Willemstad, Curacao             PRNewswire.co.uk
Yosemite Sam Kicking Up Online Gold at 49erCasino.com
Interesting branding deal involving Red Giant Ltd, Warner Brothers and Real Time Gaming.
www.redgiantltd.com
 
 
Additional headlines...
Detroit casinos reported $104.3 million in revenue for January
Three banned in Belgian match-fixing scandal
Two face casino fraud charges - Malta
French star is Bond leading lady
Five Olympians at Cardiff bid for 2012 Games and casino
Town's views sought on casino bid - Maidstone


 
 
16th February
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Betcorp
Sportingbet
Isle of Capri
Galaxy Entertainment
Fluxx (Germany)
Cryptologic
Star Cruises
Boss Media
Alliance Gaming
Kangwonland
Gaming VC
Aztar Corp.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Washington             Congressman Bob Goodlatte - Press release
GOODLATTE AND BOUCHER REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT ONLINE GAMBLING
www.house.gov/goodlatte/internetgambling109.htm
H.R. 4777: The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act

Stockholm, Sweden             Yahoo/Business Wire
Unibet Sells Its Holding in B2B Poker (Sweden) AB
www.unibetgroupplc.com

Las Vegas & Mississippi             Las Vegas Review-Journal/Gaming Wire
Harrah's ready to march back in
Time for 'Ta-ta, Tropicana' ? - Aztar Corp's plans for the L.V Tropicana.
Adelson to net $2.2 billion from stock sale

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Gaming and Systems Announces Opening of New Office in Macau to Serve Growing Asian Market
www.ballygaming.com

Washington             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casino lobbyist's pay tops $1 million
The LVR-J reports that President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf's salary and compensation package at the AGA is worth around $1.25 million per-annum.
www.americangaming.org

Scotland             Glasgow Herald
Scotland top bet as cities bid to win supercasino race

Swansea             ThisisSouthWales/Swansea Evening Post
Job jackpot at new "Gamblers paradise"
www.aspers.co.uk

London & Toronto             CompanyAnnouncements.net
CRYPTOLOGIC ENDS 2005 WITH RECORD HIGHS IN REVENUE & EARNINGS
Share Pricewww.cryptologic.com

Melbourne, Australia             AustraliamIT.com.au
Betcorp punts on change
Share Pricewww.betcorp.com.au
www.betwwts.com

Durban, South Africa             SABC News & iAfrica.com
Durban's Sibaya casino robbed by armed gunmen
Gang of 20 hold up Durban casino
Sibaya Casino

Macau             International Herald Tribune/Bloomberg News
In Macao, one bet sires another - MGM MIRAGE

Macau             China Daily/Xinhua
Sino-US gaming project to hire 5,000 in Macao
MGM Grand Paradise will begin hiring some 5,000 employees later this year. The property will have 345 tables and 1,035 slots.

Nevada             Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta
Critics of remote technology fear accessibility to children

Mineola, New York             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Kenilworth Systems Corporation to Demonstrate Roulabette(TM) System to PAGCOR
Apparently PAGCOR have asked for a costing on the companies Roulabette concept.
www.kenilworthsystemscorporation.com

Malaysia             The Malaysian Star
152 gaming machines worth RM1mil seized - Picture of some weird looking devices.

Problem Gambling - Minnesota             WCCO.com
Gambling Addictions Can Lead To Embezzlement
In 4 individual cases in Minnesota women are accused of stealing over $1 million to gamble in the states casinos.

Biloxi, Mississippi             Clarion Ledger/AP
Penn Gaming to reopen Boomtown, Bay Magic this year

Phoenix, Arizona             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Reports Fourth-Quarter 2005 Results
Share Pricewww.aztar.com

Canada & California             ADVFN.com
DEQ Teams Up with Casino Gaming Concepts (CGC) in an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Side Betting Products in California Ca
www.deq.com
www.aztar.com
 
 
Additional headlines...
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Flights between Reno & Las Vegas.
Isle of Capri Could Change Hands, But Not Staff - Louisiana.
Casinos' cigarette promotion rejected - Ontario.
Masked knifemen raid on bookies - Wearside, Northumbria.


 
 
15th February
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Fluxx (Germany)
Penn National Gaming
Party Gaming
Multimedia Games
Raffles
Empire Online
WMS Gaming
PBL
Gaming Corporation
Progressive Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Los Angeles             Reuters
US casinos look to international expansion

England             Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Reports Fourth Quarter Diluted EPS of $0.44
Share Pricewww.pngaming.com

Glasgow             The Scotsman
Super casino at heart of £1.2bn harbour plan
www.peel.co.uk - Peel Holdings.

England            The Independent
MPs outlaw smoking in all pubs and clubs
England's casinos will be smoke-free from Summer 2006. MP's voted for a complete ban on smoking in all public places by 453 votes to 125 ­ a majority of 328.

England             Selected British press
MPs vote for blanket smoking ban next year - The Guardian
Campaigners welcome smoking ban - BBC.co.uk
MPs pass smoking ban for English pubs and clubs - Reuters
Smoking banned in pubs and clubs - ITN

Washington & London            Reuters
US lawmaker renews push against Internet gambling
Online gaming shares plummet as US lawmakers threaten clampdown
www.house.gov/goodlatte

Washington           iGaming News
Goodlatte to Make His Move Thursday

Bangkok, Thialand             The Nation
Gambling den suspect Phaijit sues police team

London, Israel & Cyprus            Daily Telegraph, Reuters & The Guardian
PartyGaming settles web feud
PartyGaming settles legal dispute with Empire
PartyGaming agrees to pay Empire $250m

London             CompanyAnnouncements.net
Empire Online Limited - Proposed settlement of litigation with PartyGaming Plc 
Share Pricewww.empirepoker.com

London             UK-Wire.com
PartyGaming Plc - Acquisition of certain businesses and assets from Empire Online Limited
Share Pricewww.partygaming.com

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Las Vegas Sands Plans Stock Offering
Las Vegas Sands Founder Sheldon G. Adelson to Sell $2 Billion in Shares

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Results
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Announces Proposed Secondary Stock Offering
Share Pricewww.lasvegassands.com

Brighton            The Argus - Temporary link
'Mega-casino' plans raise crime fears

Los Angeles            Reuters
Double or nothing for Macau's big casino plans
WPT says online gaming rev could overtake TV show
Reports from Reuters Hotels and Casino Summit in Los Angeles.
http://today.reuters.com/summit/SummitInfo.aspx?name=HotelSummit06

Biloxi, Mississippi            Biloxi Sun-Herald
Biloxi casino revenues better than first reported
Coast offers tax incentives for casino ventures
 
 
Additional headlines...
Man Heads for Hills After Losing Bet - Wyoming
26-year-old admits role in armed robbery of casino - Montana
Singapore Seeks Views On Barring Individuals From Casinos
Celebrity Poker Meets the M.I.T. Blackjack Team in GOSUB 60's Blackjack Cheater(TM)

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