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Archive 2006: 22nd - 31st January

31st January
Gaming Stocks Major Movers  -  Aus/Asia  Europe  &  U.S.
Melco Int.
Tipp24 - Germany
Las Vegas Sands
PokerTek Inc.
Int. All Sports
Gaming Corporation
Progressive Gaming
Shun Tak Holdings
Stanley Leisure
American Wagering
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

New York & London            PRNewswire & CNW
Electronic GameCard Experiences Strong Product Demand
Electronic Game Card CEO Stands Down on Health Grounds

Belfast, Northern Ireland  
Poker players to get seized cash
PSNI try to hold on to poker cash
The Cavendish Club in Belfast was raided by Police on the 29th January. A judge has subsequently ruled that some £23,000 seized should be returned to players. The club remains closed.
Belfast's Cavendish Club Raided by Police - Hendon Mob Forum

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Opens New Blue Chip Casino - New Enlarged Casino Caps $170 Million Expansion Program

Michigan City, Indiana            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Blue Chip Casino Hotel Launches New Vessel Built for the Ultimate Gaming Experience

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Gaming and Systems Announces ALPHA OS(TM) Platform Breakthrough

Michigan City, Indiana  
Blue Chip Casino christens new boat

Indian Gaming - Miami, Oklahoma            The Joplin Globe
Miami bets on casinos - Rapid growth,new gambling spur declining jobless rate

Winning games and casinos are not profitable for the state budget
Gamingfloor's first ever link to a news story from Armenia !

Port Elizabeth, South Africa  
Top detective's home seized - Gambling in casinos with dye stained notes.

Ontario, Canada            Canoe/CP
Ontario's smoking ban could burn as much as $500M in gaming revenues: report

Czech Republic            Czech Business Weekly
Gambling shops bet on Olympics
There are 5 major betting agencies serving the Czech market - Tipsport, Fortuna, Chance, Sazka and Synot Tip.

Sydney & Melbourne   & Melbourne Age
Casino to hold Packer minute silence
Casino to honour Packer with silent bet
A memorial service will be held for Kerry Packer at the Sydney Opera House on the 17th February. There will also be a voluntary 1 minute silence at the Crown and Burswood Casinos.

Additional headlines...
Rich freeze their assets for chance to live again -
PartyGaming slides under shadow of new regulation
Poker turns homes into minicasinos - Florida
Ex-'Borgata Babes' sue former employer - Ker-Ching !

30th January
Gaming Stocks Major Movers  -  Aus/Asia  Europe  & U.S.
Lakes Entertainment
Party Gaming
Wynn Resorts
Cyberscan Technologies
Gaming Partners
888 Holdings
World Poker Tour
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Twenty arrested in Las Vegas Strip fracas that hurt 4 officers - Handbags

Blackpool            Blackpool Today
Gamblers flee blaze at casino - Grosvenor Casino in the Sandcastle complex.

Los Angeles            Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT Enterprises, Inc. and the Travel Channel Reach Agreement on Professional Poker Tour(TM)

Atlantic City            Yahoo/Market Wire
Round One at Borgata Winter Poker Open Is a Knockout

Tinian, CNMI            PIDC & Channel News Asia/AFP
Tinian agrees to casino land swop
Second casino planned for western Pacific island

Blackpool            The Independent & Guardian
Gaming academy to train future croupiers
College bets on casino degree
Blackpool and The Fylde College - Regional Gaming Academy

Yarmouth to benefit from casino rethink

Scotland & Blackpool            The Scotsman
Blackpool 'singled out' for super-casino site

Biloxi, Mississippi            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Corporate Headquarters to Relocate to Creve Coeur, Missouri
Creve Coeur Corporate Center

Toronto            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Fairmont Announces Agreement To Be Acquired By Kingdom Hotels And Colony Capital

Toronto            Bloomberg & MSNBC/
Colony Capital, Group May Acquire Fairmont Hotels, Person Says
Fairmont in advanced talks for $4bn sale
Additional headlines...
Gambling services firm E-Success files plan for initial stock offering
Illegal gambling a drawing card - Long Island New York.
Pokies ruined my life - Brisbane.
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Gamblers Book Club L.V.
Selected ADD URL's... - Comprehensive Russian gaming & trade information. - Consumer gambling information. Gayle Mitchell. - Exibited at ICE. Orders from U.K. Op's. - ATEST-ing. Belgrade, Yugoslavia based testing lab.

29th January
Stat of the day
Arizona - Indian Gaming Taxes
Tribes pay the state 1% of the first $25 million in net winnings, 3% of the next $50 million, 6% of the following $25 million and 8% once the cumulative net win exceeds $100 million.

Moscow            Kommersant - 20th January
Better Hide the One-Armed Bandit - The Mayor's Office offers its own plan to fight gambling
Deputy Mayor of Moscow Iosif Ordzhonikidze's plan to remove thousands of slots from the streets of the city and to double slot taxes to 15,000 rubles per-month.

High rollers trade their tuxedos for trainers and jeans
A look at declining dress standards in London's casinos.

Pennsylvania            Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Sturtz
Keystone aspirationsRoads to Pittsburgh cross through Las Vegas

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Hal Rothman
Wondering how much is too much to pay to see your name in neon lights across the Las Vegas skyline

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
On Michael Gaughan's straight talk about start-up glitches at his South Coast casino

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Business Press - Dave McKee
How long will old resorts last ?
Riviera Holdings stock sale befuddles analysts
Las Vegas needs to tread carefully - David G. Schwartz

Auckland, New Zealand            New Zealand Herald
Auckland's big gamble, 10 years on

Tucson, Arizona            Tucson Citizen
Az's gaming tribes cough up $161.3M for state since Prop. 202

Nova Scotia, Canada            Canoe/CP
N.S. Gaming Corp. launches campaign to warn young adults about gambling

Atlantic City            Globe & Mail
Atlantic City's youth movement

Blackpool            BBC Lancashire
College gambles on casino classes

Manchester            N.E. Manchester Advertiser - 27th January
Super-casino will reduce gambling problem - claim

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania            The Times Leader
Student accused of bank robbery enters gambling treatment program
Additional headlines...
Dosvidania and good riddance - Moscow's Hotel Rossiya.
L.V. Advisor: Question of the Day - Chinese New Year $8 Comemorative Chips.
14 arrested in Las Vegas street fight

28th January

Southend & Cardiff            Provincial press
Council wants Southend to become major casino and conference resort
Concern over capital's casino plan

Tunica, Mississippi            WSOP - Press release (PDF)
2006 World Series of Poker Circuit - Grand Casino-Resort – Tunica, Mississippi

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming and Gaming Partners International Team up to Provide 13.56 MHz RFID Chip Technology

 Wellington, New Zealand  
No dice to casino in Wellington

Las Vegas            In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Law does little to slow neighborhood casinos

Lisbon, Portugal            Euro Weekly News
New casino to open
The new Lisbon Casino is scheduled to open on the 19th April at the former Future pavilion in the Nations Park.
Additional headlines...
Co-owner, 6 dealers plead guilty, fined on gambling charges - Maryland
Six Arrested In Poker Game - Long Island
Woman Loses $20,000 In Jamaican Lottery Scam

27th January
Stat of the day
Party Gaming - 4th Quarter
Poker - Average daily revenue $2,540,230
Casino - Average daily revenue $894,121
Sweden   - Sweden's news in English
Swedish hope for foreign gambling firms

Liverpool & Southend   Union
Stanley Casinos and union rights

Carson City, Nevada            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mobile gaming studied  - Officials writing rules for portable wagering devices 

Mexico & Poway, California            Yahoo/Business Wire
NAFTA Tribunal Rejects Thunderbird's Claims Against Mexico

The Rank Group Plc - Ian Burke to succeed Mike Smith as Chief Executive

London            Yahoo UK/Reuters &
PartyGaming signs record new players
Betting boom boosts Partygaming

London            Part Gaming - Press release (PDF)
PartyGaming Plc - Fourth Quarter Key Performance Indicators

Liverpool & Nottingham   & The Scotsman/Reuters
STANLEY LEISURE PLC - Award of Nottingham licence
Stanley Leisure says opening Nottingham casino

Las Vegas            San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Developer Plans $4B Vegas Sports Resort

26th January
Stat of the day
New Zealand
"In 2004, more than 80% of people who sought help for gambling said their main problem was non-casino gaming machines."


Southend & Bristol          GMB Union
GMB Concerned For Casino Staff At Stanley’s Group New Acquisitions In Bristol And Southend

Chester, West Virginia        Yahoo/Business Wire
MTR Gaming Group's Special Committee Rejects $9.50 Per Share Management-Led Acquisition Proposal

Macau         PRNewswire
In Time for Chinese New Year, Sands Macao Opens New 'Level of Fortune' Gaming Area
The 10,000 sq ft "Level of Fortune" will have 28 tables and 67 slot machines. The total number of tables and slots at Sands Macau increases to 438 and 921 respectively.

Liverpool         icLiverpool/Liverpool Daily Post & The Times Online
Stanley stakes £30m on three new casinos
Liberal gambling boosts Stanley Leisure

New Zealand         New Zealand Herald
Smoking ban brings drop in gambling

25th January
Stat of the day
U.K. - Stanley Leisure
"Provincial casinos attendance levels up 15.7% for first nine weeks of second half on a like for like basis, following the removal of the 24 hour membership rule."

London            Brand Republic & Media Week
The Sportsman hands launch task to VCCP
The Sportsman poaches digital director

WPT adds Mandalay Bay, subtracts PartyPoker and UltimateBet

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casinos open arms for Asians with open wallets - Chinese New Year

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Reports Fourth Consecutive Year of Growth in Earnings

Liverpool, Southend & Bristol  
STANLEY LEISURE PLC - Agreement to acquire three casinos

STANLEY LEISURE PLC Interim Results - 'Maximising Deregulation Opportunities'

24th January

Nevada          Las Vegas Sun - Geff German
Columnist Jeff German: A big step to help gambling addicts
75 years since gambling was legalised in Nevada and the State is preparing to give out it's first ever donations to those helping and treating problem gamblers.

Trenton, New Jersey          The Mercury News/AP
Trump sues writer, publisher for allegedly understating wealth
TrumpNation : The Art of Being The Donald - link

Las Vegas & Macau         Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Gaming and Systems Announces Galaxy Contract for MP Intelligent Tables; Bally TMS(TM) to Provide 257 Baccarat Units

Blackpool          Blackpool Today
Odds on for winning future in the casinos
Regional Gaming Academy

23rd January

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania            Yahoo/PRNewswire
PA Gaming Control Board Releases Updated List of Operator Applicants

Indiana            N.W. Indiana Times
Blue Chip sets Jan. 31 opening for new vessel

Sydney            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Leisure Limited Announces Distribution Agreement With PokerTek to Place PokerPro(TM) Electronic Poker Table in Casinos Throughout the World

Birmingham            icBirmingham
Cities unite to fight for 8 casino licences

London            GMB Union - Press release
GMB calls for lifetime ban for threatening behaviour towards staff

The Philippines            Philippine Daily Inquirer
DoT: Casinos to attract more Indian tourists

Hungary            Budapest Business Journal
Major casino tender announced

Macau            International Herald Tribune
In Macao, developers look to property as a sure bet

Connecticut            The Hartford Courant
Measuring Gambling's Impact

Emmetsburg, Iowa            Sioux City Journal
Thousands line up for casino jobs - Wild Rose Casino & Resort

Atlantic City            The Press of Atlantic City
A Firm Bet on Trump
Morgan Stanley's 20% investment in Trump Entertainment Resorts.

22nd January

Taipei, Taiwan            Taipei Times
Another roll of the dice

Mexico   - 20th January
Mexican Congress to Question Gaming Officials

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Ferris wheel puts a spin on New Frontier

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
On why, in Las Vegas, parking can be a not-so-sweet sorrow

South Australia            The Advertiser
Machines go but pokies still profit

Budapest            Interfax News Agency - 20th January
Hungary's Finance Ministry announces tender for concession to run casinos
The Hungarian Finance Ministry has announced a tender for a 20-year concession to operate up to five casinos. The region chosen is Gyor-Moson-Sopron which is located on Hungary's north-west borders with Austria & Slovakia.

Hong Kong & Macau            ET Net News
Ho pledges preferential deals for Shun Tak: report

London            The Sunday Times
City’s richest man lines up £800m flotation

Four hurt as armed gang rob casino

Miami & Washington            Miami Herald
How SunCruz scandal mushroomed

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania            Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Casino plan with Penguins is Isle of Capri's biggest bet

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