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Archive 2006: 22nd -30th June

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

Atlantic City             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Borgata Opens $200 Million Expansion Project
www.theborgata.com
www.boydgaming.com

Las Vegas             PRWeb.com
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
www.authorsden.com/dennisngriffin
 



FIFA World Cup
Four very important matches today and tomorrow...
FRIDAY - Times CET
Germany v Argentina @ 5.00pm   BERLIN
Italy v Ukraine @ 21.00  HAMBURG
SATURDAY
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
WILLIAM HILL PLC - PRE CLOSE PERIOD TRADING STATEMENT - one sentence.
www.williamhillplc.co.uk

London             PIMS - Parliamentary Information Management Services
CASINO ADVISORY PANEL - Early Day Motion
An early day motion from Malcolm Moss extremely critical of the DCMS's Casino Advisory Panel
www.culture.gov.uk/cap
www.culture.gov.uk/cap/minutes.htm - 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.
www.conrad.com.au/jupiters
 

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


 
 
Thursday, 29th June
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
BetonSports
Gaming Partners
Shun Tak Holdings
Playtech
Lakes Entertainment
PBL
BetandWin (Austria)
IGT
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 drho888.com are set to appear at the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas.
www.i2corp.com
www.homegamblingnetwork.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=itoo.pk - i2Corp stock price
Method of participating in a live casino game from a remote location - First filed in 1995.
www.drho888.com

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
www.galaxyresorts.com/en/

Idaho             ABC News
Explosion Rocks Idaho Indian Casino
www.cdacasino.com - 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
www.stanleyleisure.com

Carson City             Nevada Appeal
Casino Fandango additions, megaplex theater approved
www.casinofandango.com

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

Solihull, Birmingham             icBirmingham/Birmingham Post
AWM backs moves to resurrect NEC super-casino plans
www.advantagewm.co.uk
www.necgroup.co.uk/casino
FURTHER EVIDENCE FOR NEC CASINO BID IS SUBMITTED TO THE CASINO ADVISORY PANEL

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
www.pgcb.state.pa.us
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
www.partygaming.com

Tasmania             Examiner.com.au
Young men in gambling lead
Spike in punters at risk
TASMANIAN GAMBLING PREVALENCE STUDY - State Government Media release
Tasmanian Gambling Prevalence Study 2005 - Report

San Diego             SanDiego.com/AP
Pauma Announces Plans For A $300M Hotel-Casino
www.casinopauma.com

Internet             Press-World.com
GamblingDictionary.com is pleased to announce the launch of it's website
www.gamblingdictionary.com

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

37th World Series of Poker...
27th June - 10th August 2006. Rio Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/rlv/
www.worldseriesofpoker.com/Gaming_Expo - Gaming Life Expo
www.worldseriesofpoker.com | www.cardplayer.com | www.pokerpages.com

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
Capitaland
Talarius
Las Vegas Sands
Kangwonland
BetandWin
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
www.reblackpool.com/conference.aspx

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
www.pgcb.state.pa.us

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.
www.safety-council.org/info/community/gambling.html

Problem Gambling - Britain             BBC.co.uk
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
www.globalgamingexpo.com

New Jersey             NJ.com
Smoking debate filters back to the casino floors

Britain             PokerNews.com
Stanley's UK Ladies Open Poker Championship Preview
www.aworldofpoker.com
www.starcitycasino.co.uk

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

Mississippi             WLOX.com
Is Long Beach About To Gamble On Casinos ?
Long Beach Residents Vote For Gaming

Southend             ThisisEssex
Merger talks for casinos
www.westcliffcasino.co.uk
www.rendezvouscasino.com/southend

Leeds             Yorkshire Post
Gambling law overhaul inspires city blueprint
 

Interactive & Multimedia...
Las Vegas          KLAS-TV.com
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
Kangwonland
Alphameric
Multimedia Games
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Largest, Richest and Most Prestigious Live Poker Event Begins Today
www.harrahs.com
www.worldseriesofpoker.com

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

Los Angeles             Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT Enterprises Concludes Agreement With CyberArts for Technology to Re-Launch Online Business
www.worldpokertour.com
www.wptonline.com
www.cyberarts.com

Las Vegas             KLAS-TV.com
MGM Mirage's CityCenter Will Bring Thousands of Jobs to Las Vegas
www.projectcitycenter.com

Las Vegas             KLAS-TV.com
Deadly Shooting at North Las Vegas Casino
www.silvernuggetcasino.net
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.

London             PRWEb.com
100,000 Mobile Casino Transactions on UK Mobiles
www.casinophone2004.com

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

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

London             InvestEgate.co.uk
Betex Group Plc - Preliminary Results for the Year ended 31 December 2005
www.betexgroup.plc.uk
www.betex.com

Las Vegas             570News.com
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
www.genting.com.my

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

Des Moins, Iowa             GlobeGazette.com/AP
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
MGM MIRAGE
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

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

Liverpool       UK-Wire.com
'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."
www.stanleyleisure.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SLY.L
www.lciclubs.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=LCI.L

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

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

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
'Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular' Now Haunting The Venetian
www.venetian.com
www.thephantomoftheopera.com
www.reallyuseful.com

London & Croatia             InvestEgate.co.uk
Cubus Lux plc - Preliminary Results
www.lasvegas.hr
 


 
 
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             TheBizPress.com
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             MyrtleBeachOnline.com
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
www.renohilton.com
www.grandsierraresort.com
www.navegantegroup.com/gaming/index.php

Calgary, Alberta             CBC.ca
Court rules in favour of casino project
www.stoney-nation.com

Buffalo, New York             Buffalo Business First
Seneca Gaming fortifies management team
www.senecagamingcorporation.com

Vancouver, Washington             Vancouver Business Journal
Casino gets no dice from business groups
www.cowlitz.org
www.cowlitzcasino.com
 


 
 
Friday, 23rd June

 
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Keppel Land
BetonSports.com
Multimedia Games
China LotSynergy
Yoomedia
Shuffle Master
Star Cruises
BetandWin
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
www.thecincinnaticlub.co.uk

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
www.blondepoker.com/index.php?q=node/90
POLICE RAID CINNCINATTI'S
 

Illinois             Chicago Sun-Times & CBS2 Chicago
Illinois casinos to check IDs for addicts
Casinos To Start Carding Patrons
www.igb.state.il.us

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.
www.workatbeau.com
www.beaurivage.com
www.treasurebay.com

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Occupation_of_Singapore
www.s1942.org.sg - 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.
www.paulsteelman.com
 

Vienna, Austria             DiePresse.at
Novomatic will das Casino in die Wohnzimmer holen - Der Automatenproduzent plant Spiele über interaktives TV
www.novomatic.com

Germany             OpenPR.de - Leinert Consult
Staatliches Lotto und private Wetten – Wird der Wettmarkt nach der Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts aufgeteilt?
www.leinert.com/index-eng.htm

Vienna, Austria             Austrian & German Press
Auslands-Wachstum bei Casinos Austria - Nachrichten.at/APA
Glück im Spiel nur im Ausland - Nachrichten.at/APA
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.
www.casinosaustria.com
www.casinos.at

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

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
www.pokertek.com
www.playhpc.com

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 :)
www.rsucasinobooks.com
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
www.echelonresort.com
www.stardustlv.com
www.boydgaming.com

California             Union Democrat
On the job: Crew of 760 run casino
www.blackoakcasino.com

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

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
Sportingbet
Progressive Gaming
Melco International
Fluxx (Germany)
Bally Technologies
Macau Success
World Gaming
Empire Resorts
Aristocrat Leisure
Party Gaming
IGT
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

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

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

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

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.
www.thecase.org.uk

New York             Bloodhorse.com
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             Tagblatt.ch/Der 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 & News.com.au
Tattersall's says keeping options open on UNiTAB
Tattersall's sticks to merger

London             InvestEgate.co.uk
Leisure & Gaming Plc - AGM statement
www.lngplc.com
 

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