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Archive 2006: 15th - 21st June

Wednesday, 21st June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Party Gaming
Pinnacle Ent.
eSun Holdings
Multimedia Games
Bally Technologies
Boss Media
Progressive Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Mississippi             Yahoo/PRNewswire
A Milestone in Biloxi's Rebuilding Efforts, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Will Reopen 12 Months After Katrina

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Reuters
Vegas property still in demand at $20 mln an acre

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Bally Tech Names Gavin Isaacs Chief Operating Officer; Chief Executive Extends Contract

Las Vegas             PRNewswire
Bally Technologies, Inc. Announces Appointment of Gavin Isaacs as Chief Operating Officer
Aristocrat - GAVIN ISAACS President, The Americas
Aristocrat president to leave - Executive intends to remain in America - LVR-J June 6th.

Edmond. Oklahoma             Business Wire
Casino Jobs Network Connects Gaming Industry Employers and Job Seekers

Las Vegas             Washington Post/AP
Global Gambling Revenues Expected to Rise
Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The PWC website was visited this mornning however no link to the report was found.

Indian Gaming - Florida             Miami Herald
Tribes hit jackpot with casinos

U.S. Indian Gaming             L.A. Daily News & Reuters
Indian casinos rake in $23 billion - California tribes, with amenities, make up third of profit
US tribal gambling revenue rose to $23 bln in '05
The 5th Indian Gaming Industry Report compiled by Alan Meister an economist with the Analysis Group and published by Casino City Press.
Indian Gaming Industry Report - Casino City Press. Book & CD Rom.
Analysis Group - Alan P. Meister

Problem Gambling - South Korea   
Addicts gambling their lives away at South Korea casino
Since the Kangwon Casino opened in October 2000 16 people have committed suicide in or around the resort. In 2005 there were some 1.88 million visitors - an average of 5,150 per day.

Hong Kong & Macau              Voice of America - Audio Claudia Blume
Macau Could Soon Replace Las Vegas as World's Largest Gaming Market

Edinburgh              The Scotsman
Number's up for old dance hall in demolition plan

Rhode Island              The Providence Journal
Harrah's a high roller in casino effort
A listing of Harrah's lobbying expenses in their attempts to get a constitutional amendment on the November ballot allowing casino gaming in R.I.

Jowell to seek code for offshore online gambling centres

London & Netherlands Antilles    
Leisure & Gaming plc  - Acquisition of assets from IGW Software N.V for $4.9 million

Victoria, Australia              The Melbourne Age
Spring St blasted over pokies

Manila, Philippines             Philippine Inquirer
Pagcor stands pat on casino closure

South Africa             Business Day
Sun International confirms offer to Real Africa

Tatts makes plea to Aussie punters

Tuesday, 20th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Betex Group
Lakes Entertainment
Boss Media
Gaming Partners
Shun Tak Holdings
Shuffle Master
Melco International
Progressive Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Colorado Springs, Colorado   
Century buying stake in 7 Polish casinos

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Pinnacle to Build $350 Million Riverboat Casino in Louisiana
Pinnacle plans 2nd Lake Charles, Louisiana casino

Las Vegas & Louisiana             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment to Build New $350 Million Casino Resort in Lake Charles

Louisiana             Yahoo/AP
Louisiana Casinos Continue Their Post-Katrina Revenue Boom

Las Vegas             Yahoo Finance - Audio
Progressive Gaming International Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2006)
Archived conference call.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Progressive Gaming Swings to Loss in 4Q on Falling Revenue; Stock Plunges After Hours

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Reports Operating Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2006

Liverpool & Southampton             icCheshire/Liverpool Daily Post
Leisure group buys casino operator in £5.9m deal

Philippines             Philippine Inquirer
Malaysian hits Pagcor for Subic casino closure

Las Vegas             Yahoo UK/PRNewswire
CORUM to Become 'Official Timepiece' of World Series of Poker(R)

Elgin, North Scotland             Aberdeen Press & Journal
New casino not looking a good bet

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Investors Business Daily
Don't Have A Downtown? No Problem: Just Build One
MGM MIRAGE'S Project CityCenter

Redding, California    Searchlight
Brother and sister plead not guilty in casino theft

French Lick, Indiana             Courier-Journal
Sealed lawsuit masks Indiana casino dispute

St. Charles, Missouri             Yahoo UK/PRNewswire
River City Group's I-Gaming Public Offerings Report Profiles 97 Publicly Traded Online Gambling Companies

Monday, 19th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Gaming Parners
Shun Tak Holdings
Boss Media
Ameristar Casino
Melco International
Shuffle Master
K. Wah International
Pinnacle Ent.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Receives Initial Approval for CasinoLink(R) Jackpot System (''CJS(TM)'') in New Jersey

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
High Demand for RFID Gaming Chips in Macau Triggers Accelerated Expansion Plans for Gaming Partners International

Colorado Springs & Warsaw, Poland            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Agreement to Acquire Ownership Interest in Casinos Poland Ltd.
Century Casinos Europe GmbH, intends purchasing the interests of G5 Sp. z o.o., which holds 33.3% of Casinos Poland stock. The two other joint owners are LOT Polish Airlines and the Polish Airport Authority.

Liverpool & Southampton 
Stanley Leisure plc - Acquisition of Harbour House Casino Limited
Stanley Leisure has acquired the Harbour House casino in Southampton for £5.9 million. The purchase brings the number of Stanley Casinos in Britain to 45.

Leisure & Gaming plc - Acquisition of BetShop Group (Europe) Limited

South Africa             Cape Business News & Business iAfrica
Another fight for Cape casinos
'Reject' Sun's offer

Belfast, Northern Ireland             Slugger O'Toole
Poker club reopening after raid...

U.S.             Christian Science Monitor
Gambling: where the money goes

Gaming machine limit reached
Tasmania has 3,680 slots with 2,400 located in pubs and clubs and a combined 1,280 at the Federal Group owned Wrest Point and Launceston Country Club.

Australia & Moscow           The Australian
Packer's Russian roulette: casino venture enters a dark world

London           The Independent
Internet gambling firms seek voice on regulation and tax

Additional headlines...
Train could directly link New York City and Atlantic City
Website may have sparked tennis fix probe - Australia
Socceroos betting probe unlikely: FIFA - Australia & Germany
World Cup bookies on target - Britain
Czech gamblers lose millions in Ghana victory - Czech Republic
Gambling addictions grow as casinos flourish - Oklahoma

Sunday, 18th June

Ontario, Canada  & Toronto Globe & Mail
$1B in Casino Rama cash caught in public void
Casino cash cow for native bands

Online betting           Chicaogo Chronicle/
World Cup boosts online gambling and growing addiction

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on Wynn's new dream for the show 'Le Reve'

Saturday, 17th June

Britain           Christian Today
Churches Urged to Continue Campaign Against Casinos

Reno & San Diego           Las Vegas Review-Journal
IGT bids for bet tracking system - $21 million offered for Mariposa software

Las Vegas 
Curfew in place at Red Rock Casino
The curfew even applies to those in their 20's. 21's and under will not be welcome at Red Rock Station after 9pm.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 
Casinoes Could Be Delayed Until 2009 - Their spelling, not mine :)

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania           Philadelphia Inquirer & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Slot machine sales issue may delay licenses
Would-be racetrack/casino operators fret about delays in the state's licensing process

Online Gambling 
Addicted online gamblers to be offered help

Problem Gambling & White Collar Crime
Ex-professor gets 10-year term - Texas. Houston Chronicle
Woman admits to embezzling $37,000 from Hulbert schools - Arizona

Kiev, Ukraine           Catholic Online
Ukrainian Catholic Church protests casino next to cathedral

Vicksburg, Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
Developers want to build Vicksburg gaming house

Brighton           The Independent
Former Tory MP is flushed with success as poker player

Britain           Provincial press
Casino consultation - Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway.
30 New jobs at Casino - Hanley/Stoke-on-Trent - Stanley Stoke Circus

Asian Casinos           Phuket Gazette - Temporary link
How does one win a small fortune? Start with a large one...

Friday, 16th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
Excapsa Software
Empire Resorts
Shun Tak Holdings
Multimedia Games
Aristocrat Leisure
Penn National
London Clubs Int.
Shuffle Master
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Fairground Gaming Holdings Plc - Completion of acquisition

Macau           Peoples Daily
Macao's casino taxes see year-on-year rise in first 5 months
The S.A.R government has collected 7.7 billion patacas (U.S. $963 million) in direct gaming taxes in the first five months of 2006 a year-on-year rise of 17.4%.

Aruba           Jamaica Observer
478-room Aruba Resort Spa & Casino to come under the Westin brand

New York           Yahoo/Business Wire
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Reaches Accord with Sullivan County

Online Gambling           Yahoo/Business Wire
Cantor Gaming Launches ''FHM Casino'' with Emap plc

Scotland           ThisisMoney/Daily Mail
Gambler's £158,000 loss on parents' cards
This is the second such story from the U.K. and the players final loss was £68,000. He was apparently up £90,000 but then lost a whopping £158,000 in just 50 minutes using 13 different Credit Cards.

Online Gambling           The Glasgow Herald
Children as young as 11 can lose a fortune

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Aging New Frontier to become Montreux on the Strip

Lake Tahoe, Nevada           PRWeb
21 Year Old Poker Pro Makes History

Sheffield           The Yorkshire Post
Complaint over casino project - Campaigners protest over lack of consultation with public

San Diego           San Diego Union-Tribune
Slot-machine company pursues San Diego's Venture Catalyst

Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
A small Treasure Bay plans to open next week

Macau           Galaxy Entertainment - Press release 11th June
Grand Waldo Casino Introduces Two New Exclusive Games to Macau

Sydney, Australia           Australian Sunday Times
Gaming tussle continues

Sydney, Australia 
Tabcorp takes a punt on e-learning

Smoking bans - Louisiana & Colorado 
House toughens and passes La. restaurant smoking ban -
Coalition Sues To Block Colorado Smoking Ban - CBS4 Denver/AP

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Poll: 23 Percent NJ Seniors Have Gambling Problem

Quebec, Canada  Gazette
Quebec goes after world's gamblers - Loto-Quebec plays its rich Internet card

Thursday, 15th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
London Clubs Int.
Las Vegas Sands
Melco International
Party Gaming
Station Casinos
Shun Tak Holdings
Stanley Leisure
Wynn Resorts
Aristocrat Leisure
Progressive Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Penghu leaders visit Taipei to push for casinos

Basle, Switzerland           Basler Zeitung
Basler Regierung will mit Stadt-Casino vorwärts machen

Singapore & Malaysia           The Edge Daily/Reuters
Genting's casino plans not a big credit threat

Mississippi           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Received Site and Development Approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission

Melbourne, Australia           The Sunday Mail & Sydney Morning Herald/AAP
Woman stole $4.7m to feed pokies habit
Pokie addict stole $4.7m
Kate Jamieson has pleaded guilty to stealing the money from the Bendigo Bank where she worked as a loans officer. Her favourite machines were apparently the $1 slots at Crown Casino.

Washington D.C. 
Slot machines in D.C.? 'Absolutely not!,' say residents

Sheffield           Sheffield Star
Public in talks on new casino
Sheffield has three potential sites for a regional casino. Stanley have also been granted a licence for a new casino in the city centre at St Paul's Place which is scheduled to open in 2008.

Las Vegas           Newsday/AP
Career slot cheat to appear in Las Vegas court

Coventry           icCoventry/Coventry Evening Telegraph
Facelift looks a safe bet! - Stanley Leisure's King William Street and Tile Hill Lane units.

Lowestoft           Norwich Evening News
Bookie faces racing corruption charges

Australia  & Yahoo/Reuters
Gaming mergers unlikely
Unitab still open to Tatt's takeover
Australia's Unitab may bid for Tattersall's-paper

World cup betting....
Police warn against illegal World Cup betting - China
Eight charged over betting operation - Sydney, Australia
Malaysians nabbed in Sydney over WC betting
Police warn against World Cup betting - Borneo
Cows, cars and homes wagered in Cambodian World Cup frenzy - Cambodia

U.K. Bookmaker website rankings @
Betfair - 1,212
William Hill - 2,514
Ladbrokes - 3,705 - 4,733
Coral - 8,841

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