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Archive 2006: 15th - 21st July

Friday, 21st July
Selected gaming stocks   Europe  Europe   U.S.
Gaming Corporation
K.Wah International
Party Gaming
Ameristar Casinos
888 Holdings
Wynn Resorts
Betcorp (Aus/UK)
Las Vegas Sands
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Fort Worth, Texas             Business Week/AP &
CEO of Internet gambling business remains in jail
Betonsports boss to stay in jail
Gaming boss due US bail hearing

Kamloops, British Columbia   
Casino gold cards panned - British Columbis Lottery Corp.

London             Bloomberg
PartyGaming Sales Jump on Growth in Non-U.S. Clients

Los Angeles             Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Responds to Complaint Filed by Seven Poker Players

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sands sues Sun over business column
The original article by Business Editor and columnist Jeff Simpson assessed the chances of companies bidding for the casino license in Singapore.
Jeff Simpson analyzes the players in the bid for a Singapore casino - LVS. 2nd April.

Vienna, Austria   ÖNachrichten
Online-Wetten in Krise, betandwin-Aktie im Keller
Austria's Betandwin is presently being rebranded as Following a number of legal challenges in Germany and the problems with BetonSports in the U.S. the companies share price, which stood at over €100 in May, has declined to €31.

London Clubs International plc - Preliminary results (unaudited) for the year ended 31 March 2006

London & Costa Rica             The Australian
Online gambling sites shut
BetonSports has not closed completely and still has several Asia facing sites in operation.

Costa Rica             The Online Wire
Costa Rica VP Chinchilla says BETonSPORTS’ Gary Kaplan will not be extradited
Interesting quote from the Costa Rican Vice President.
"Costa Rica has no law that regulates the sports betting industry"

London & Gibraltar             Bloomberg, BBC Business & Reuters
PartyGaming Sales Jump 49% as Customer Numbers Climb
Partygaming revenues surge by 50%
PartyGaming plans expansion drive outside U.S.

London & Gibraltar   
PartyGaming Plc - Second Quarter Key Performance Indicators and Trading Update

Las Vegas & Costa Rica             The Guardian
Online betting operators flee FBI dragnet
The bodog marketing conference that was scheduled to take place next week at Wynn Las Vegas was cancelled by Calvin Ayres on the 19th.

London             The Times
Net betting firm's float was queried by the LSE

Liverpool             icLiverpool/Liverpool Daily Post
Stanley's casino boom helps lift profits to £33m

Additional headlines...
Harrah's Entertainment Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend 10.3%
Smut dealers play games with newsrack rules - Las Vegas
Florida teen hit by lightning while gambling online
Ex-Exec Charged With Embezzling $7M To Pay Casino, Credit Card Debts
Two N.J. Casinos Sued Schlesinger Over Debts -
Australia's UNiTAB extends Tattersall's merger vote

Thursday, 20th July
Selected gaming stocks   Europe  Europe  U.S.
Stanley Leisure
Aristocrat Leisure
888 Holdings
Ameristar Casinos
Gaming VC Hold.
Party Gaming
Empire Resorts
Gtech Holdings
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Washington             Reuters
Internet gambling bill faces delays

Vienna, Austria             Österreich Journal
Casinos Austria expandiert nach Chile - Casino Gran Los Angeles eröffnet 2007

London             Transport & General Workers - PR
Union members winners at Maxims casino

Reno             Yahoo/Reuters & AP
International Game Tech's profit dips, beats view
International Game Reports Flat 3Q Profit As Revenue Edges Higher 

Reno             Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2006 Results

Dublin             Business Post &
Casino regulation to replace prohibition
McDowell to set up casino regulator
Minister for Justice Michael McDowell after meeting fellow cabinet members yesterday is now planning to introduce legislation that will regulate rather than prohibit Ireland's private gaming clubs.

Liverpool             The Guardian & icCheshire/Liverpool Echo
Casino operator doubles profits
Stanley to join casino bidding

Liverpool             Yahoo/Reuters & AFX
Stanley Leisure nearly doubles year profit
Stanley Leisure FY earnings double but World Cup makes 'negative contribution'

Stanley Leisure PLC Audited Preliminary Results - 'Maximising Deregulation Opportunities'

Macao Not to Allow Import of Casino Croupiers

Beijing, China             Taipei Times
Legalize gambling, Peking University professor suggests

Windsor, Ontario             CBC News & Windsor Star
Smoking ban blamed for casino layoffs
Casino lays off 329: Soaring loonie, smoking ban, border issues cited as reasons
Casino Windsor has seen a 20 to 30% drop in business following the introduction of the smoking ban and will be laying off 300 staff.

London & Texas             The Guardian
US authorities oppose bail for BetonSports chief

London & Costa Rica             The Times
BetOnSports forced to close down poker and casino websites
Bet firms fear widening of US investigators' net
American arrest hits online bet companies
BetonSports entire operation now appears to have temporarily folded. It is unclear if the Poker room remains in operation.Casino lays off 329: Soaring loonie, smoking ban, border issues cited as reasons
www.boscasino.comCasino lays off 329: Soaring loonie, smoking ban, border issues cited as reasons

Gaming VC Holdings S.A. - Clarification of geographical operational markets

Gaming Board fines three casinos - Aurora boat failed to keep self-exclusion records

Additional headlines...
Las Vegas casino sued after condom discovery - Caesar's Palace
Bookie must pay sting winnings - A$674,000 in total.
CAP launches consultation on new gambling advertising rules - Britain
Sportsman goes into administration - Burned through their cash already !

Wednesday, 19th July
Selected gaming stocks   Europe  Europe   U.S.
888 Holdings
Empire Online
Las Vegas Sands
Betandwin (25%)
World Gaming (33%)
Penn National
Fairground Gam. (28%) (26%)
Bally Technologies
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Costa Rica & Las Vegas Marketing Conference cancelled
Calvin Ayre's Bodog Marketing conference scheduled for the 24th & 25th July at Wynn Las Vegas has now been cancelled postpones its Marketing Conference following BETonSPORTS debacle

Phoenix, Arizona             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Reports Second-Quarter 2006 Results

Newton, Massachusetts             Casino City News - PRESS RELEASE
Casino City Acquires Gambling Portal Webmasters Association

Minneapolis             Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal
Seven Poker Players To File Suit Against World Poker Tour

Malta             The Times of Malta
Vittoriosa casino loses licence
The closure is related to events that occured at a party on the 9th July and the subsequent dismissal of 14 staff.

Guernsey             ThisisGuensey/Guernsey Press & Star
Casino gamble sets island back £500K

London             Yahoo UK/AFX
Online gaming shares see-saw as BETonSPORTS plot thickens

London             Daily Mail & The Guardian
Internet gambling industry in crisis after U.S. arrest British boss
Internet betting firm freezes trading after arrest

London & U.S.             Daily Telegraph
Internet sports betting in turmoil
Group has lived with controversy from the start
Secretive Kaplan retains 14pc of group he founded
How sports betting became enshrined in a nation's fears

Geneva             Yahoo UK/AFX
WTO to investigate online gambling laws

London & Costa Rica   
BETonSPORTS plc - Statement re. Press Comment
BETonSPORTS plc - Statement re Clarification

London             BBC Politics & EPolitix
Prescott anger at corruption jibe
Prescott faces casino questions 

London             Yahoo/Reuters
Gaming stocks rally on talk of BETonSPORTS deal
No BETonSPORTS deal with U.S. prosecutor - source
Stories from
BETonSPORTS strikes deal with DoJ
BETonSPORTS Indictments won't stop the Bodog Marketing Conference

Costa Rica             Sydney Morning Herald & The Independent
Sports-betting operation targeted by prosecutors shuts down Website
BetonSports calls a halt to betting on US website

Costa Rica   
Internet casino CEO says industry not threatened by online-gambling crackdown

London & U.S.             MSN Money Central/Financial Times & Washington Post/Reuters
US warns online gambling is illegal
Gambling bill in focus after industry arrests

Louisiana             Yahoo/AP
Casinos Win Record $2.38 Billion for Year in Louisiana
LA.Casino win in June 2006 was $213.6 million compared with $196.1 million in June 2005.

Louisiana             The Town Talk
Isle of Capri to become Diamond Jack’s Casino and Resort Bossier City

Port Canaveral, Florida   
Dozens Injured Aboard Crown Princess Cruise
Crown Princess Statement

Tuesday, 18th July
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
BetandWin (23%)
Playtech (28%)
WMS Gaming
Party Gaming (17%)
Neteller (15%)
Las Vegas Sands
Leisure & Gaming (17%)
Sportingbet (36%)
Cryptologic (14%)
World Gaming (36%)
BetonSports (Suspended)
World Gaming (35%)
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Minneapolis, MN.             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac, Inc. Announces Systems Sales to Four Casinos

BetonSports Plc. & CEO David Carruthers arrest
London             Reuters
Gaming shares tumble as U.S. targets BETonSPORTS

London             Yahoo UK/Sharecast, Reuters & The Times
Update: Extradition order for BETonSports founder
Gaming shares tumble as FBI targets BETonSPORTS
FBI and tax officials in BetOnSports probe

Fort Worth, Texas             Yahoo UK/AFX
11 including gambling Web site CEO charged
"Carruthers' first appearance in court Monday lasted about 10 minutes. He was led into the courtroom in handcuffs, wearing a lime green T-shirt with the words 'World Traveler' across the front, faded jeans and gray suede shoes."

Fort Worth, Texas             Chicago Tribune/AP, The Times & Daily Telegraph
11 charged in Web gambling probe; $4.5 billion sought
Arrest of gambling executive linked to tax inquiry
FBI seizes British online bets chief - Seagoville Federal Correctional Centre

London & Fort Worth, Texas             Reuters, Bloomberg &
BETonSPORTS faces charges
PartyGaming Shares Slide After Betonsports Indictment
Gaming shares hit by US charges

Washington & Missouri             U.S. Department of Justice
Eleven Individuals and Four Corporations Indicted on Racketeering, Conspiracy and Fraud Charges
4 of the 11 individuals named including BOS CEO David Carruthers have been apprehended, warrants are out for the arrest of 7 others including founder Gary Kaplan.

London & Fort Worth, Texas             Yahoo/Reuters, AFX & The Guardian
BETonSPORTS chief held in U.S.
BETonSPORTS suspends shares
Internet betting firm freezes trading after arrest
Related links...
BoS Chief Held by Authorities - Gambling911 Forum
Should Online Gambling Be Banned? - Wall Street Journal 4th April.
David Carruthers image CAC 2003

BETonSPORTS plc - Statement RE CEO
BetonSports Plc. have suspended their shares this morning. Since CEO David Carruthers arrest by US Federal authorities on Sunday 16th the company has been unable to make direct contact with him.

London             Daily Telegraph, & The Scotsman
Betting shops and casinos will be free to advertise on TV
TV Takes A Punt On Gambling Ads
TV adverts plan for casinos prompts fear of addiction rise

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Corporation Begins Shipment of Dolphin Gaming Chips
VendingData Receives Notice From AMEX

London & Cyprus             Yahoo UK/Reuters &
Empire Online says World Cup hit customer growth
Empire Online Limited -  Q2 2006 Trading Update

Atlantic City             Yahoo/New Jersey Law Journal
Cancer-Stricken Casino Worker Sues Over Secondhand Smoke

Additional headlines...
Interactive Gaming Holdings Plc - Board Appointment

Monday, 17th July
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
888 Holdings
World Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

South Australia             The Advertiser - EDITORIAL & ABC News
Pokies are a menace to society
Churches push for new controls on pokies
Losses on slots in South Australia in the last financial year were A$751 million, equivalent to A$500 for every man, woman and child in the state.

London & Texas             Yahoo/AFX, MSNBC/AP & The Times
BetonSports CEO David Carruthers detained by US federal authorities
CEO of offshore gambling site charged
Betting boss detained by US federal agents

London & Missouri             RCG/Clarion events - PRESS RELEASE
Clarion Purchases River City Group (PDF)

Dublin             Irish Independent - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Why is McDowell using a spade to close the casino clubs?

Las Vegas & Miami, Florida             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Deal With Seminole Tribe for Bonusing and Server-Based Gaming Solutions

Charlotte, N.C. & Miami, Florida             Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
PokerTek Signs Three-Year Contract with Carnival Corp.
PokerTek in Contract With Carnival

New Jersey             The Press of Atlantic City
Casinos win again - Gaming halls bounce back after costly state shutdown

Additional headlines...
Gambling Hot Line Calls Up 17 Percent From 2005 - Iowa
IT Confidential: Online Gambling Needs Regulating, Not Electioneering
Gaming Operators Seen Posting Solid Second-Quarter Earnings Results

Sunday, 16th July

Dublin, Ireland             Sunday Business Post
New law to close dozens of casinos
Minister for Justice Michael McDowell apparently intends introducing legislation designed to close Ireland's private gaming clubs this week.

London             The Independent on Sunday
Even before the new casinos open, Britons risk £4.2bn at the tables

London             The Daily Telegraph
Prescott did talk about casinos, says Dome firm

Saturday, 15th July

Birmingham             The Scotsman
Gambling can 'enhance life' says government minister
Remarks attributed to Sports Minister Richard Caborn at the opening of the Gambling Commission's new HQ in Birmingham.

Casino employees can demand smoke-free area

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