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Archive 2006: 22nd -30th June

Friday, 30th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
K.Wah International
Shun Tak Holdings
eSun Holdings
Aristocrat Leisure
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Atlantic City             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Borgata Opens $200 Million Expansion Project

Las Vegas   
New Book Reveals the Inside Story of the Law's Battle to Remove the Influence and Corruption of Organized Crime from Sin City's Streets and Casinos

FIFA World Cup
Four very important matches today and tomorrow...
Germany v Argentina @ 5.00pm   BERLIN
Italy v Ukraine @ 21.00  HAMBURG
England v Portugal @ 5.00pm  GELSENKIRCHEN
Brazil v France @ 21.00   FRANKFURT
There will be some disruption to GF's updates. I tip Germany and Italy to progress to the semi-finals. Ballack to score the winner for Germany. On Saturday naturally England and Brazil - not too confident about Brazil though ;) Ian


London             Yahoo UK/Reuters
William Hill laments predictable World Cup

London             PIMS - Parliamentary Information Management Services
An early day motion from Malcolm Moss extremely critical of the DCMS's Casino Advisory Panel - The last minutes posted are from January 2006.

Saipan, C.N.M.I             Pacific Islands Daily Report
Bill seeks to legalize casinos on Saipan

Queensland, Australia             Townsville Bulletin
Casino sweetheart
Accusations of Government favouritism to Tabcorp's Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast.

Additional headlines...
Police Raid Alleged Gambling Arcade - Arkansas
WIPO Domain Name Decision D2006-0470 for

Thursday, 29th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
Gaming Partners
Shun Tak Holdings
Lakes Entertainment
BetandWin (Austria)
Fluxx (Gerrmany)
Las Vegas Sands
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Henderson company suing Ho & husband for rights to patent
The continuing story of Mel Molnick's i2Corp/Home Gambling Networks U.S. method patent No. 5,800,268. Angela Ho and her husband Peter Kjaer from are set to appear at the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas. - i2Corp stock price
Method of participating in a live casino game from a remote location - First filed in 1995.

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Business Press
Las Vegas' population increase second in nation - 29th largest city in the U.S.

Macau             ETNet News
Galaxy to invest HK$7 bln in gaming biz by 2008
Galaxy unworried of saturation in Macau's gaming sector

Idaho             ABC News
Explosion Rocks Idaho Indian Casino - Coeur d’Alene Casino

Blackpool             Blackpool Today & Blackpool Online
Exclusive look at Blackpool's future: THIS is Blackpool – this is the future
This is just what Blackpool needs

Liverpool             icLiverpool/Liverpool Echo
Gaming group to stay in city after merger

Carson City             Nevada Appeal
Casino Fandango additions, megaplex theater approved

California             Sacramento Business Journal
New union contract pays off for casino workers - Cache Creek Casino Resort

Solihull, Birmingham             icBirmingham/Birmingham Post
AWM backs moves to resurrect NEC super-casino plans

South Korea             The Korea Times
Casinos, Lottery Overtake Horse, Bike Racing

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania             The Patriot News & Philadelphia Inquirer
Gaming board ends deadlock, licenses suppliers
Gaming board awards slot-dealing licenses
PA Gaming Control Board Approves Manufacturer, Supplier Licenses
PA Gaming Control Board Approves Supplier Regulations

Gibraltar             The Guardian
PartyGaming plans £500m move into sports betting

Young men in gambling lead
Spike in punters at risk
Tasmanian Gambling Prevalence Study 2005 - Report

San Diego   
Pauma Announces Plans For A $300M Hotel-Casino

Internet    is pleased to announce the launch of it's website

Poker             Business Wire
Card Shark Media and Card Player Magazine Launch First-Ever Daily Poker Column for Newspapers

37th World Series of Poker...
27th June - 10th August 2006. Rio Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. - Gaming Life Expo | |

PartyPoker.Net Spokesman Mike Sexton Scoops $1 Million at 2006 WSOP
Daniel Negreanu Takes $325,000 at WSOP Tournament of Champions
Chris Gros Wins the 2006 WSOP Employee Event

World Cup betting...Asia
Vietnam police crush 30 betting rings during World Cup
Vietnam detects 3 online soccer betting dens
HK police crack down on illegal soccer punting
You bet: Punters in the dock - Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, 28th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Global Approach
888 Holdings
Penn National Gaming
Aristocrat Leisure
Chariot Lottery
WMS Gaming
Las Vegas Sands
Bally Technologies
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Britain             Various
Major new casino 'Would bring tourists back to city' - Hull
Plans for super casino revealed - Blackpool
Casino decision appeal deadline - who has challenged it ?- Havering/Rainham

London             Reuters, CNN Sport & USA Today/AP
Wimbledon-Heavy Wimbledon betting triggers alert
Wimbledon launches betting probe
Officials investigate betting spike on Wimbledon match

Las Vegas             Santa Barbera News-Press
Klondike casino closing after decades on the Las Vegas Strip

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania             Philadelphia Inquirer & Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A gaming board deadlock could delay slots revenue
Board to rule on slots suppliers

Problem Gambling - Canada             The Buffalo News
Gambling's high stakes include rise in suicides
The Canada Safety Council believes that gambling is a factor in around 360 suicides a year.

Problem Gambling - Britain   
Doctors fear gambling explosion - Report from the BMA Annual meeting in Belfast.

Las Vegas             Business Wire
G2E Participants Win Big with New Trade Show and Conference Features

New Jersey   
Smoking debate filters back to the casino floors

Stanley's UK Ladies Open Poker Championship Preview

Glendale, California             Yahoo/Business Wire
South Coast Casino Selects FutureLogic's GEN2 Printer for TITO Slot and Video Poker Machines

Is Long Beach About To Gamble On Casinos ?
Long Beach Residents Vote For Gaming

Southend             ThisisEssex
Merger talks for casinos

Leeds             Yorkshire Post
Gambling law overhaul inspires city blueprint

Interactive & Multimedia...
Las Vegas
Tracking Your Gamble - Server based gaming approvals and installations in Nevada.
CityCenter Will Bring Thousands of Jobs to Las Vegas - MGM MIRAGE
Silver Nugget Casino Shooting

Additional Headlines...
Gambling not for kids: B.C. government - British Columbia, Canada.
Casino operators and the police - Bangkok, Thailand.

Tuesday, 27th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
World Gaming
Penn National
Shun Tak Holdings
Betex Group
Isle of Capri
Ainsworth G.T.
Party Gaming
Station Casinos
Multimedia Games
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Largest, Richest and Most Prestigious Live Poker Event Begins Today

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Makes FORTUNE Small Business 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies List for Fifth Consecutive Year

Los Angeles             Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT Enterprises Concludes Agreement With CyberArts for Technology to Re-Launch Online Business

Las Vegas   
MGM Mirage's CityCenter Will Bring Thousands of Jobs to Las Vegas

Las Vegas   
Deadly Shooting at North Las Vegas Casino
Operation PIMP Makes Huge Bust in Las Vegas
Hotbed For Prostitution: Tropicana Near The Strip

Edinburgh             The Scotsman
Game on for new £7m casino after deal to axe other venue
Stanley in £6.5m Edinburgh move
There is little chance of the city becoming Britain's Las Vegas
Stanley Leisure have been granted planning permission for the Eros/Elite nightclub at Fountainpark. Grosvenor Casinos, who have no operations in Scotland, had their application rejected for a second time at the Palais de Danse in Fountainbridge. Gala Casinos have also had their plans rejected for a former Mecca Bingo Hall on the grounds of over-provision.
UK 'super-casino' plans - The Scotsman special feature on casino developments.

100,000 Mobile Casino Transactions on UK Mobiles

Glasgow             The Scotsman
McConnell criticised for failing to support city super-casino bid

Problem Gambling - Switzerland             Neue Zürcher Zeitung &
Casinos urged to do more to fight addiction
Casinos müssen mehr gegen Spielsucht tun

Betex Group Plc - Preliminary Results for the Year ended 31 December 2005

Las Vegas   
Police release video of North Las Vegas casino shooting; clearly shows gunman

Liverpool             icCheshire/Liverpool Daily Post
Stanley merger plan may only be first throw of dice

London & Malaysia             The Malaysian Star
Genting’s British casino associates in merger talks

Burnaby, B.C.             Yahoo UK/CNW
ESI - Citadel Commerce Announces at Home Credit Card Technology Pilot with Leisure & Gaming

Des Moins, Iowa   
Casinos don't float, but that's OK

Monday, 26th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Wynn Resorts
Boyd Gaming
Harrah's Ent
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Louisiana & Mississippi             Yahoo/AP
La. Casinos Post Gains Thanks to Storms

'Stanley Leisure plc - Substantial expansion in Edinburgh

London & Liverpool             The Guardian
Casinos consider pooling resources

London             Yahoo UK/AFX
Stanley Leisure, London Clubs confirm merger talks

Stanley Leisure & London Clubs International
London & Liverpool          UK-Wire
London Clubs International plc - Stanley Leisure plc
"If concluded, it is anticipated that a merger would be effected by way of a share-for-share exchange on the basis of 1 new Stanley share for every 6 London Clubs shares reflecting the ratio of the market capitalisations of the two companies over recent months."

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
MGM MIRAGE Sets Project CityCenter Foundation With 'Big Pour'
MGM Mirage Shows Off $7B Vegas Project

Houston & N.Y.             Yahoo/Primezone
Nevada Gold Receives Gaming License For Tioga Downs

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
'Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular' Now Haunting The Venetian

London & Croatia   
Cubus Lux plc - Preliminary Results

Sunday, 25th June

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
TV fans go all-in on poker

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson catches up with MGM Mirage's big plans for reshaping Las Vegas
Interview with MGM MIRAGE Chairman Terri Lanni.

California & Nevada   
Indian casinos challenge Vegas
California's Indian Casinos are closing in rapidly on gaming revenues generated in Las Vegas. Estimates are that California had $7.1 billion in gaming revenues in 2005 and Metropolitan Las Vegas produced $7.57 billion.

Liverpool & London             Daily Telegraph
Stanley bets on London Clubs merger

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina   
SunCruz chief sees calculated risk in casinos


Saturday, 24th June

Reno, Nevada             Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Harrah's Completes Sale of Reno Hilton
Grand Sierra Resort Completes $151M Acquisition of Reno Hilton From Harrah's Entertainment

Calgary, Alberta   
Court rules in favour of casino project

Buffalo, New York             Buffalo Business First
Seneca Gaming fortifies management team

Vancouver, Washington             Vancouver Business Journal
Casino gets no dice from business groups

Friday, 23rd June

Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Keppel Land
Multimedia Games
China LotSynergy
Shuffle Master
Star Cruises
Isle of Capri
Aristocrat Leisure
Betex Group
Progressive Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance


Glasgow             Glasgow Herald
Scotland’s first poker club raided by police

Glasgow             Glasgow Evening Times
City poker club shuts after police raid
The Cincinnati Club had been set up in Glasgow's Bridge Street.
Now THIS is a bad beat - Police Raid club - Hendon Mob Forum

Illinois             Chicago Sun-Times & CBS2 Chicago
Illinois casinos to check IDs for addicts
Casinos To Start Carding Patrons

Britain             Provincial Press
Investors in big property gamble - Blackpool
Gambling changes could open door to casino in town - Wycombe

Sheffield             Sheffield Star
Protest group fights casino bid
A meeting held last night at the Victoria Hall drew 60 attendees and apparently no one spoke in favour of the cities Regional casino plans.

Biloxi, Mississippi             Clarion Ledger
Beau Rivage scurries to reopen - Reopening scheduled for 29th August.
Treasure Bay casino back in business - Open with 81 slots.

Singapore             Taipei Times
Casino bidders warned of bad vibes
Sentosa Island's old name is Blakang Mati. It was the site of massacres of ethnic Chinese and Malays carried out by Japanese forces during their occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945. - 1942 Battlefield Singapore.

Casino Design             MSNBC
Casino designer leaves nothing to chance - Paul Steelman designs every square foot to maximize the house's take
MSNBC interview with Paul Steelman.

Vienna, Austria   
Novomatic will das Casino in die Wohnzimmer holen - Der Automatenproduzent plant Spiele über interaktives TV

Germany    - Leinert Consult
Staatliches Lotto und private Wetten – Wird der Wettmarkt nach der Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts aufgeteilt?

Vienna, Austria             Austrian & German Press
Auslands-Wachstum bei Casinos Austria -
Glück im Spiel nur im Ausland -
Kein leichtes Spiel für die Casinos - Weiner Zeitung
Casino Bregenz baut Mitarbeiter ab - Voralberg Online

Vienna, Austria             Casinos Austria - Press release
Casinos Austria präsentiert Bilanz 2005 - Casinos Austria 2005 Accounts.

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Retail Leasing Momentum Continues, Says Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Announces ESPN Telecast Schedule for 2006 World Series of Poker

Charlotte, N.C.             Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Signs Breakthrough Contract with Hollywood Park Casino

Casinos - Player Information             Casino City Times
New Discovery Gives Average Blackjack Players the Edge Over the Casino!
Puff piece for a new book from Frank Scoblete entitled Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution. They also have one on Dice control. Send a Taxi for 'em :)
Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution! How to Win at Craps Using a Controlled Dice Throw!

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Stardust Casino-Hotel to Stop Bookings Nov. 1 Ahead of Planned Demolition

California             Union Democrat
On the job: Crew of 760 run casino

Biloxi, Mississippi             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Queensland, Australia             Yahoo Aus/Reuters
State might ease Unitab takeover law for Tabcorp

Thursday, 22nd June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Shun Tak Holdings
Progressive Gaming
Melco International
Fluxx (Germany)
Bally Technologies
Macau Success
World Gaming
Empire Resorts
Aristocrat Leisure
Party Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

West Greenwich, Rhode Island             Yahoo/PRNewswire
GTECH Announces Fiscal Year 2007 First Quarter Results

Los Angeles             Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Poker Tour(R) Adds Three New Tournaments at Familiar Locations, Changes Several Dates on Season V Tour Schedule

Sheffield             Sheffield Star
Casino backers show their hand
Sun International's plans for the Lower Don Valley @

Sheffield             Yorkshire Post
'Majority' support new super casino scheme
A meeting is being held this evening at the Victoria Hall in Sheffield to discuss the cities Regional casino plans.

New York   
Internet Gambling Could Become Legal in New York

Las Vegas             Santa Barbera News-Press/AP
Dead infant found in Las Vegas casino trash - The Mirage

Bangkok           Bangkok Post
Casino raided again in Taling Chan area

Vaduz, Liechtenstein    Rheintaler
Liechtenstein will Casinos zulassen
Under a treaty signed with Switzerland Liechtenstein has had a casino ban (Spielbankenverbot) since 1923. That may be about to change.

Sydney, Australia             Yahoo Aus/Reuters &
Tattersall's says keeping options open on UNiTAB
Tattersall's sticks to merger

Leisure & Gaming Plc - AGM statement

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