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Archive 2006: 15th - 21st January

21st January

Mpumalanga, South Africa            Independent Online & SABC
Graceland casino in Mpumalanga robbed
Manhunt launched for Secunda casino robbers

Pennsylvania            In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
LV native Gomes sets sights on Poconos

Online Gambling Law            In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
In Business Q and A - Anthony Cabot, Internet gaming attorney

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Big Six to post new high  - Conventions, mergers seen as two factors

Coventry   & Tiscali/Reuters
Council calls for casino rethink
Authorities seek more Vegas-style supercasinos

Levis, Canada            CNW Telbec
TCSJohnHuxley Chooses DEQ as Exclusive European Technology Provider for Side Betting Products

Fort Lauderdale  
Detective: phone records place 2 at Boulis killing crime scene

St. Louis            The Ledger/AP
Sporting News Settles Over Gambling Ads
Past Promotion of Illegal Gambling Costs the Sporting News $7.2 Million

Portland. Oregon            Portland Observer
Portland Casino: a Win or a Loss

Atlantic City            Yahoo/Market Wire
2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open Debuts With a Full House

Cyprus            Cyprus Mail
Fixed-odds betting ‘would be a disaster for Cyprus racing’ 
House calls government to account over delays in betting tax reform

Online Gambling            PRNewswire
Online Gaming Stalwart First to Offer Independent Arbitration Protection for Players
More headlines...
Casinos not the cash cows municipalities had expected - Vancouver
Residents Protesting Proposed Nicetown Casino - Philadelphia
Kiwi wins $1.43m poker pot
Smoke ban's exemption for casinos challenged - New Jersey
Store worker accused of skimming $17,000 - Louisiana fetches $19m

20th January

Singapore            Reuters
Sands won't seek new partner for Singapore casino bid

Macau            Channel News Asia
Emperor Entertainment Group opens new casino in Macau

London            GMB Union - Press release
GMB Stunned By Government's Cavalier Attitude To Super Casino Licensing Safeguards

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International Corporation, a World Leader in RFID Technology, to Participate in Ice Show in London

Windhoek, Namibia            All Africa/Namibia Economist
Kalahari Sands Embraces Bee And Redesigns the Casino

Aberdeen            ThisisNorthScotland/Aberdeen Press & Journal
Chips are down on Hotels bid for casino
Grosvenor Casinos application to open a casino at the soon to be built City Wharf development in Shiprow has been approved. Thistle Hotels also have plans for The Caledonian but have been told they must seek planning permission.

Gibraltar            Yahoo UK/Business Wire
Three's the Magic Number as 32Red Wins Again!

Port Everglades, Florida            Miami Herald
Bahamas company to buy cruise operator

Manchester & London            The Advertiser
Casino: East Manchester hedges bets
Assessing the potential impact of new casinos on regeneration and local communities

Scramble for super casino turns into lottery
The Casino Advisory Panel have apparently already received 40 applications and have admitted they don't know how they will choose the winner(s).

Brussels            VRT Flanders News
Brussels Casino opens
The Casinos Austria operated Grand Casino Brussels held their official opening Gala last night.

Online Poker  
Poker Share Files Suit Against Ultimate Bet

Lebanon            L'Orient Le Jour
Plus de 27 millions de dollars de bénéfices pour le Casino du Liban en 2005

Brussels & Las Vegas            MSN Money/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Continues International Expansion; Serves Belgium's Newest Casino Operated by Casinos Austria International

Melbourne, Australia            The Melbourne Age
'Final Table' man gets birthday card of his life

Mississippi            Pensacola News Journal & Picayune News Item
Casinos raked in $14.5 million in 10 days
Three operating Gulf Coast casinos doing well after Katrina

Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Lower casino standards fearedLeaders support full-fledged resorts
Gaming Commission adopts strict interpretation
More headlines...
Hackers Attack Million Dollar Homepage
Casino robber gets 15-year term - Montana
Las Vegas is Now 24th Largest City - KLAS-TV Video clips.
Corzine weighs applying smoking ban to casinos

19th January

Vancouver            Yahoo/Reuters
World Gaming plc (AIM) ('the Company') - Trading statement

Reno            Yahoo/Reuters
Slot machine maker IGT profit dips 1.4%

Reno, Nevada         PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2006 Results

Broward County, Florida            Sun-Sentinel
Broward 'racinos' begin construction of gambling halls to house slot machines

Brussels            Freeserve/AFX
EU clears casino joint venture between Luminar and Accor affiliate GLB
GLB = Groupe Lucien Barrière.

Kitzbuhel has developed it’s Casino with 3.5 million Euros

London             Talarius Plc. - Press release
Talarius gets behind blanket ban on smoking
Talarius, owners of the Quicksilver adult gaming centre's are modifying their premises in advance of future non-smoking legislation.

Australia             The Sunday Mail & Poker News
Poker's winning streak
Aussie Millions - The Final Countdown!
Reports from the Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.

Macau & Asia            International Herald Tribune
Banks see good odds in Asian casino boom

Manchester            BBC Lancashire
Report considers casino options
The report commissioned by Manchester City Council apparenty concluded that Manchester was the best location for the single regional casino license.

Henderson, Nevada             Las Vegas Sun
Henderson leaning toward Strip resorts

Online Gambling            CNW Telbec
Low Complaint Levels at eCOGRA 'Play it Safe' Venues in 2005

New Orleans   & Biloxi Sun-Herald
Orleans Levee board seizes gambling boat
N.O. casino could face public auction

Sydney            Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Tabcorp Hires Australia Boss, Eyes Intl Growth

Bermuda            The Bermuda Sun
Furbert on casinos: Let the people vote
More headlines...
72 year old pensioner arrested in San Remo Casino - Italy
China's football boss vows to close league if gambling persists
Vietnamese official bet US$1.8m on European matches
Students hitting new book: Online gambling becomes popular at colleges
Snooker finds sponsor with deep pockets -

18th January

St. Croix & St. Lucia            Virgin Islands Daily News
St. Croix casino operator opening St. Lucia's first casino

Ontario, Canada            Unviversity of Guelph
Profs Receive $500,000 for Gambling Research

Edinburgh            Edinburgh Evening News
Casino plans dealt a blow

Casino Meister Land   - Press release
Casinomeister 2005 Awards announced (WORD)
Bryan Bailey at has once again awarded with his coveted Casino of the Year award.

32Red Plc - Trading Update

Talarius Plc - Pre close trading update

Atlantic City            Fantini's Gaming Morning Report - Press release
Spectrum, Gaming Morning Report Form Strategic Alliance (PDF)

Problem Gambling - California            L.A. Times
Gambling Seen as No-Win Situation for Some Asians

Tunica, Mississippi            WREG-TV/News Channel3
Mega Casino Coming to Tunica
Myriad World Resorts based in Edmonton Canada.

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal            Independent Online
Casino, council locked in legal battle

Kansas City, Missouri            MSN Money/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. Announces Expansion Plans for Kansas City Property
More headlines...
Online Casino Buys William Shatner's Kidney Stone
Burglar alarm leads deputies to home casino
SoCal authorities find apparent casino in home of former mayor
Gaming board keeps control of truck-stop casinos - Louisiana

17th January

New Orleans, Louisiana  
Louisiana Casinos Enjoy Post-Katrina Boom

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Gary Loveman Named Gaming & Lodging Industry's Top CEO
Wikipedia - Harrah's Entertainment

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association's New Game-to-System (G2S) Protocol Development Milestones

Dorchester, England            Daily Mirror
£1 MILLION BET.CON - Online gambler 'stole from firm to fund his spree'

Blackpool lobbies MPs over casino
MP's have been invited to a reception this evening by the The North West Development Agency who are supporting the bid to secure the single Regional casino license for Blackpool.

Torquay   & ThisisDevon/
Resort plan to bid for new casino
Mayor backs casino plans

Vienna, Austria  
Minus von 14 Millionen Euro: Casinos Austria AG machte 2005 erstmals Verluste

Gauteng, South Africa            Independent Online
Casino 'sorry' for denying guide dog access
Sun International have offered an appology and "full hospitality" after realising that security at their Carnival City unit made a dreadful call.

Bangor, Maine            Portsmouth Herald/AP
Store clerk says he stole $23K, lost it all at slots
$60 million wagered on slots in 2 months

Singapore            CNN/Reuters & Yahoo Australia/AFP
CityDev exits Singapore casino bid
Las Vegas Sands' partner pulls out of Singapore casino bid

Nevada            L.V. Business Press
Stardust is latest to say ta-ta to old Las Vegas - Michael Green
Station Casinos makes Fortune's '100 Best' list again - Dave McKee
More headlines...
Gaming board signs $7.1M contract with Sci Games - New Mexico
Betting on casinos pays off - California Tribal Gaming

16th January

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
JANE ANN MORRISON: One person's Stardust memories only skim surface of decades gone by

Hong Kong            Hong Kong Standard
Court setback for feuding Ho sister

Athens, Greece            Yahoo/AP
Greece to Float Majority Stake in Casino
Website unknown. It previously was 

Washington           New York Times - Editorial
Abramoff Effect: The Smell of Casino Money

Tasmania & Australia            The Melbourne Age
Betfair under starter's orders

Singapore            Reuters
CityDev withdraws from Sands Singapore casino bid

London  , The Gaurdian
UK gov calls for online gambling summit
Britain to host online gambling summit

Macau            Diario Economico/Lusa
Casinos fecharam ano com 4,58 mil M€ em receitas brutas 

Gauteng, South Africa            The Independent Online
Casino bars entry to guide dog
Carnival City's security, part of Sun International, appear to have made a huge error and an appology must surely be forthcoming.

Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal             Mail & Guardian &
Gang robs Newcastle casino
Gang forces way into casino
The Monte Vista Casino in Newcastle KwaZulu-Natal is the latest in a long list of armed casino robberies in South African.

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  
Mexico's casinos up the ante for Texas
The slots appear to be from Multimedia Games who are based in Austin, Texas. There are now apparently 35 gambling facilities within 50 miles of Texas borders.
Mapquest - Nuevo Laredo

Tasmania            ABC News
Betfair licence prompts racing boycott fears
Betfair receives Tas licence
The cost of the license is A$5 million and will become operative from the 7th February.

Singapore            Yahoo Singapore/AFP
Las Vegas giants, Malaysian firm duel for Singapore casino

Betfair gets its licence

London            Business Wire
Gaming Corp. UK Regulatory Announcement: Extends Search Reach

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania            MSNBC/Philadelphia Business Journal
Rolling the dice on slots jobs
Twenty-four companies from across the country apply for slots licenses in Pa.
More headlines...
Mystery surrounds most disappearances on cruise ships
Vietnamese police driver runs transnational betting ring
Underground casino busted in Macao

15th January

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Columnist Jeff Simpson: Shedding some Light on strip club's Strip connections

London   & World Snooker
Crucible event gets new sponsor
888.COM to sponsor World Snooker Chamionship

London & Tasmania           Sydney Morning Herald & The Examiner
Betfair distances itself from casino row
Japan racing snub 'linked to Betfair'

New Jersey            Newsday/AP & Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
Deal them out: Casinos get a pass on smoking ban
Casino workers say law deals them a losing hand
New Jersey's smoking ban that excludes casino gaming floor's is scheduled to come into effect 15th April.

Macau            Hong Kong Standard - Zack Coleman
High rollers lose out to masses in Macau
Detailed report on Macau's new casino openings and projections for revenue growth during 2006.

Alberta, Canada   Citizen- 13th January
Electronic warnings on VLTs don't change gambling behaviour: Alta report
Evaluating VLT Responsible Gaming Features and Interventions in Alberta (PDF)

London           The Sunday Times
Gaming group up for sale - Leisure Link

Liberty Belle To Close
The Liberty Belle restaurant was opened in 1958 by Marshall and Frank Fey who are the grandsons of slot machine inventor Charles Fey.

Las Vegas            In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Boardwalk workers still searching for work

Mississippi            Business Insurance
Casino sues insurers for Katrina flood cover

U.S. - Online gambling            Pittsburgh Tribune-Gazette
Government perplexed by Internet gambling

Cyprus            Cyprus Mail
Cypriots pouring millions into casinos around the world

Ireland & France  
€450m casinos takeover: BoI-funded French venture
More headlines...
Alleged mob boss of 'Casino' fame busted - Joey (the Clown) Lombardo.
Metro Vice operation busts alleged gambling operations - Tennessee
Major anti-gambling raid - Texas
Cop allegedly ran gambling parlor - Chicago
Vietnam police report to PM on football scams

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