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Archive 2006: 8th - 14th July

Friday, 14th July

London             Yahoo/AFX
BETonSPORTS says anti-gaming move to fail
David Carruthers statement may perhaps be included in a list of famous last words.

BETonSPORTS plc - Annual General Meeting Statement

Wandsworth, London             Wandsworth Guardian
Council decides not to gamble on casinos

The Rank Group agrees sale & leaseback and transfer of surplus leasehold properties

London             Daily Telegraph
Prescott's meeting with casino bid firm

Las Vegas   
Las Vegas Company to Make Outer Space Trips Possible

Thursday, 13th July

South Korea             Marketwire
"Jeju Island, South Korea: Asia's Next Casino Gaming Giant?" Research Report Issued by Globalysis Ltd. - Cheju

Birmingham             Gambling Commission - Press release
Gambling Commission unveils new Birmingham headquarters

Gibraltar             Financial Director/Accountancy Age
Gambling giants strike deal on reporting rules - KPI's (Key Profit Indicators)

Biloxi, Mississippi             Yahoo/AP
Thousands of Mississippi Casino Workers Return As Katrina Anniversary Nears

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Reuters
Riviera investor to oppose proposed buyout

Thailand             Peoples's Daily/Xinhua
Thai police arrest nearly 1,600 on World Cup gambling

Indian Gaming             Philadelphia Inquirer
Another record revenue year for tribal casinos

Temecula, California    Enterprise
Former gambling exec gets four years in prison

Problem Gambling - Pennsylvania             The Morning Call
Gambling ex-student guilty in bank heist

Problem Gambling - Forfar, Scotland             The Sun
Gambling son avoids jail


Wednesday, 12th July

Carson City, Nevada             Yahoo/AP
Nevada Casinos Win Near-Record $1.13 Billion From Gamblers in May

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Reuters
Las Vegas Strip feels economy, gas prices pinch

Tuesday, 11th July
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Chinalot Synergy
Bally Technologies
Global Approach
Scientific Games
Golden Resorts
Station Casinos
Fluxx (Germany)
Isle of Capri
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Washington             MSNBC/AP
Tribal casinos report another record year - Indian gambling pulled in $22.6 billion in revenue - National Indian Gaming Association

Washington             CNN/AP & New York Times
House passes online gambling restrictions
House Approves Crackdown on Online Gambling
HR.4411 - The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act has passed a house vote 317 to 93 and will now head to the Senate where it has the support of the Whitehouse.

Las Vegas             In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston - June 23rd to 29th edition
In Business Q and A - Larry Woolf, chief executive of Navegante Group
I missed this story link at the time. A very interesting read.

Washington             PRNewswire
U.S. Regulation of Online Poker Could Bring $3.3 Billion in Annual Revenue

New Jersey             Primezone Newswire
Tropicana Casino Owner and Operator Sued for Failure to Protect Workers against the Dangers of Secondhand Smoke
The plaintiffs are Vincent Rennich and his wife, Lynn Rennich. Mr Rennich started work at Aztar Corp's Tropicana in 1981 and was until recently a table games supervisor. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2005 at the age of 47.

U.S. Congress - Internet Gambling Debate
H.R. 4411 - The Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act
House to Vote on Bill to Curb Online Gaming - L.A. Times
Congress Debates Ban on Internet Gambling - Newsday/AP
U.S. House Measure Would Restrict Online Gambling - Bloomberg
US gaming bill to hit UK online stocks short term - Yahoo/Reuters - London
Related links

Antiqua & Washington             Sydney Morning Herald/AP
Antigua warns proposed U.S. crackdown on Internet gambling could further strain relations

Singapore             Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner and CapitaLand to Put Sentosa on the World Map with the Magical Touch of Architect Frank Gehry and IR Visionary Sol Kerzner

Dorchester, Dorset             Daily Telegraph
Gambling addict stole £1m from employers
How internet betting can draw you into a web of self-destruction

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Report: Boyd's revenue will be worse than Street

London & Gibraltar   
32Red Plc - Pre-close update

London & Netherlands Antilles   
Gaming VC Holdings S.A. - Pre-Close Trading Update

Additional headlines...
Police head on bail for alleged gambling cover-up - Taiwan
Gambling network busted in Vietnam metro

Monday, 10th July
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Int. All Sports
Empire Online
Multimedia Games
Aristocrat Leisure
Bally Technologies
Macau Success
Fireone Group
Dover Downs
Chinalot Synergy
Lakes Entertainment
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Dorchester, Dorset             Daily Mail, The Times & BBC Dorset
Online gambling addict stole £1million
Gambling addict blew £1m of firm's money on internet bets
Online gambling addict stole £1m 
A quite amazing story. The two sites mentioned are Ladbrokes and Skybet and both display extremely tiny, almost unnoticeable Gamcare buttons.

Atlantic City             Reuters
Atlantic City June casino winnings rise 5.9%
Once again the rise in revenues was propelled by table games. Slot win was $318.7 million up 3.7% and table games win $109.3 million up 12.8%.

Las Vegas             Christian Science Monitor
Las Vegas glitz dulled by growing pains

UK gambling minister visits Gibraltar
Richard Caborn Minister for Sport has been diven a tour of's facilities in Gibraltar by CEO John Anderson.

Los Angeles             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Playboy's Alta Loma Entertainment and the Players Network to Co-Produce 'Playboy's Women of Poker' TV Series

Des Moins   
TouchPlay Companies Still Owe State Millions As Deadline Passes

Pittsburgh    & Carnegie Mellon
Robot poker player ups the ante
Carnegie Mellon Computer Poker Program Sets Its Own Texas Hold'Em Strategy

London             The Independent
Is poker a game of skill or chance? One pub landlord bets his freedom on skill
The Gutshot court case is due to be heard at Snaresbrook Crown Court in south-east London early next year. The club's only defence is that Poker is a game of skill.

Oklahoma             Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries and Multimedia Games Expand Relationship to Address Changes in Oklahoma Market and Opportunities in Mexico Electronic Bingo Market

Los Angleles             Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Poker Tour(R) Chosen Sports Brand License of the Year at International Licensing Excellence Awards

Soweto, South Africa             The Sowetan
Families asked to identify dead

Online Poker             Sacramento Bee
Online gambling booms as laws try to catch up

Atlantic City             CNN
Casinos reopen as N.J. ends budget crisis

London             The Times
Ladbrokes bets on a return to casino sector
Vietnam in talks with Ladbrokes - 9th July
Ladbrokes returns to the traditional casino business for the third time with the opening on the 18th July of the Ladbrokes Casino & Sports Bar at the London Paddington Hilton.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Star-Studded Field Tops 1,100 at World Series of Poker Ladies Tournament

Police Swoop on Online Gambling Rings
China Busts Online Soccer Gambling Rings

New York             Forbes/PRNewswire
Empire Racing Adds Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment in Bid for Racing Franchise

Additional headlines...
Bidding Beetle mania over Klinsmann's old car
Directors' deals: Party Gaming pair follow suit to cash in £5.5m stakes
Poker face Wayne dealt a dream hand to Las Vegas - Sheffield Star

Sunday, 9th July

South Africa             SABC
Victims of N1 crash all Monte Casino employees
10 killed in Jo'burg highway accident - 8th July.

London             The Observer/Guardian
Rank spins the wheel for one last time
Start spreading the news - Spread betting article
With the proposed sale of the Hard Rock division could Rank executives be now in the process of breaking up the company completely ?

Birmingham             BBC West Midlands
NEC casino rejection challenged

Atlantic City - Casinos reopen
Borgata's Casino Floor Re-Opens After State Shutdown - Yahoo/Market Wire
Atlantic City casinos reopen on N.J. budget deal - Marketwatch
Reopening brings relief to casinos and visitors - The Press of Atlantic City
Casinos reopen in Atlantic City as budget passes - Washington Times
Workers, Tourists Elated Casinos Are Reopened -

Victoria, Australia             The Herald Sun
Foul cry over Betfair
Following on from Tasmania, Victoria has become the second Australian State to grant Betfair a license.

Los Angeles             Press-Telegam
Poker draws new faces - Indian casinos, tournaments drive card game's renaissance

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Macau opening excites Wynn 

John Prescott - Millennium Dome casino controversy
Just say casiNO, John - Sunday Mirror
Cowboy Prescott's lavish Wild West gifts - The Mail on Sunday
Prescott, the Man With No Job, stars in his final Western - Sunday Telegraph
Prescott discussed entertainment complex at dinner with tycoon
Prescott must quit for the one thing he didn't do - his job - Sunday Times

Nevada's Neglected Wild Horses

Saturday, 8th July

Singapore             The Edge Daily
S'pore's Sentosa seeks Monaco glitz

Beijing, China             The Nation
Macau tycoon Stanley Ho to rebuild Beijing's landmark Friendship Store

Atlantic City Casino Shutdown - Day 4
N.J. Lawmakers Working Toward Budget Vote - Forbes/AP
Shutdown losses pain A.C. casinos - Philadelphia Inquirer
Shutdown hurts casinos' business - Courier Post Online

Washington             Scripps Howard News
Congress may fold casinos' bid

Amarillo, Texas   
Four Amarillo Businesses Rounded Up In Gambling Bust

London & Colorado             Rocky Mountain News & The Guardian
Anschutz to stay away from British politician
Dome billionaire calls off talks with Prescott

Beijing             The China Post
Chinese police arrest 77 in World Cup gambling rings

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Voice Foundation Sets a New Benchmark in Employee Giving

Las Vegas Tourism...
Las Vegas Monorail's Plan to Boost Sagging Ridership
Battle Over Grand Canyon Paved Road
Grand Canyon Road Battle - Part 2
An English born cowboy taking on the Hualapai tribe in the Arizona desert. What's the dispute really all about ?. Make up your own mind.

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