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Archive 2006: 22nd - 31st May

31st May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Galaxy Ent. (2nd Day)
Party Gaming
Las Vegas Sands
Aristocrat Leisure
Chariot Lottery
Pinnacle Ent
Keppel Land
BetandWin (Austria)
Boyd Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas & Dania, Florida           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming to Acquire Florida Jai Alai Operation for Future Casino Development
A cool $152.5 million with 50 acres of land, the right to operate 1,500 slots, a Poker room, simulcast betting and the Jai Alai operation. Unfortunately the latter is a game very much in decline.

Las Vegas & Lake Charls, Louisiana           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment to Acquire Harrah's Lake Charles

Las Vegas & Biloxi, Mississippi           Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Casino Magic Biloxi

Las Vegas & Lincoln, R.I           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Deal With BLB Investors, LLC

London           Clarion ATE - Press release
Bold new look for London Shows (.doc)
Clarion Events have unveiled 3 new logos for ICE, ICEi and ATEI 2007 which are included with the press release. All 3 shows will be held from 23rd to 25th January.
So new they haven't changed them over on the websites yet :)  Ian

Las Vegas & Singapore           Today Online
Sands ready to buy a jet, hit the road

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Columbia Sussex offer too good to pass up
Riviera may turn into Cinderella yet - As Strip prices have soared, minority shareholder ready to walk

Sydney           Yahoo Aus/Reuters
Tattersall's bid for UNiTAB seen as fair

San Diego           Thunderbird - Press release
Thunderbird Resorts - 1stQ results (PDF)

Guatemala           El Periodico
Videoloterías y casinos permiten lavado de dinero del crimen organizado
The future looks extremely bleak for casino and video lottery operators in Guatemala.

Britain           icCheshire/Liverpool Daily Post
Britain could end up with too many casinos
Council is unwilling to admit defeat - Birmingham/NEC
There are apparently a total of 93 casino applications under the 1968 Gaming Act that have been lodged with the Gambling Commission over the last year or so.

Mobile Gambling           Juniper Research
Global Mobile Gambling Market to Rise from Under $2bn from Bets Placed in 2006 to over $23bn by 2011

Douglas, Isle of Man 
BetInternet Plc. - New Website Launch

Rhode Island           The Boston Globe
R.I. Senate panel OK's measure to allow casino

Joliet, Illinois           Chicago Herald
Casinos Suit - Taxing us for horse racing is illegal

Raleigh, North Carolina 
Bill Calls For 1-Year Phase-Out Of Video Poker
Video poker machines are only allowed to pay out prizes of $10 in merchandise in N.C. however most are modified to pay out higher - or not payout at all !

Judge rejects suit to recoup video gambling losses
Cherry Master images

Nothing better to do today ? 2 Viral Poker games... - A Poker version of Tetris, very neat. - Take on Michelle at 5 card draw.

30th May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Galaxy Entertainment
Empire Online
Shuffle Master
Shun Tak Holdings
Fluxx (Germany)
Wynn Resorts
Macau Success
William Hill
Pinnacle Ent.
Ainsworth G.T.
London Clubs
Las Vegas Sands
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas & Hong Kong           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Las Vegas gaming mogul pays record price for Chinese vase
Rare Ming vase's auction price breaks world record - Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Las Vegas Developer Wynn Pays Record HK$78.5 Mln for Ming Vase - Bloomberg
Here it is folks. Christies Imperial Sale Hong Kong 30th May - Lot 1242.

Monaco           Tribune de Geneve
Casinos: la valeur des jetons de Menton était quadruplée à Monaco
€0.50c Tokens from the Menton Casino in France apparently functioned as €2 in Monaco's slots. An Italian punter who ferried tokens from one casino to another on his Scooter has received a four month suspendend sentence and must pay €2,850 damages.
Casino Barrière de Menton

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Critics Fault Five Casino Design Plans

Hong Kong           Hong Kong Standard
Melco seeks $1.2b to buy site for casino

Singapore           Yahoo/AP & Reuters
LVS CEO Says New Resort Will Make Singapore Major Tourism Destination
CityDev won't run Singapore Marina Bay casino hotel

Charlotte, N.C.           Yahoo/Business Wire
POKERPRO(TM) Named Most Innovative Technology Product of the Year at Gaming Technology Summit

Leicester           ThisisLeicestershire/Leicester Mercury
Casino "Is good news for addicts"
Leicester City Council apparently believes that a large casino in the town would actually help the city's problem gamblers.

Singapore           Today Online
Will spurned Harrah's kiss goodbye to Sentosa, too?

Singapore           Borneo Bulletin/AFP
World Cup betting big business in Asia and often illegal

Brussels           IHT/AP
EU ministers reach deal on controversial services directive
It appears that Gambling will remain outside the EU services directory which in several member countries will strengthen the hand of Government monopolies.

Las Vegas           Reuters
Las Vegas real estate prices dampen merger talk

Britain           ThisisMoney/Evening Standard & The Stage
Councils face legal tangle on supercasinos
Blackpool goes through to next super-casino stage
Whichever city wins the regional casino bid, the process to find an operator must be put out to tender to satisfy EU competition laws.

Pennsylvania           The Morning Call
Aztar buyer clashed with casino regulators - In Missouri, an IRS probe, other problems killed riverboat deal.

Singapore           The Malasian Star
Sands ready to begin work on RM11.45bil marina resort project
Las Vegas Sands held a news conference in Singapore earlier today and on show was a scale model of the Marina Bay Sands. It's certainly an extremely unusual design.
Marina Bay Sands - Scale model
Yahoo News Images - Casino

Indiana & Kentucky            The Courier-Journal
Kentucky man battles Caesars over his gambling losses

New Zealand 
Sky City to spend $49.5m buying cinemas

Hong Kong           Yahoo Asia/Reuters
Melco raising up to $157 mln in share sale -source

Northern Cyprus           The Cyprus Mail
Cars for gamblers in bid to stave off casino decline

Gardena, California           Daily Breeze
Flynt donated to Bradford just before Gardena vote

Interactive Gaming Holdings Plc - Agreement with Dynamite Idea

11 Most Endangered Historic Places in Nevada

29th May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
SNAI (Italy)
U.S. Memorial Day
Boss Media (Sweden)
Keppel Land
BetonUSA (Germany)
Star Cruises
Fluxx (Germany)
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Washington & Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Online gaming entices casinos

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jane Ann Morrison
Evolving technology turns penny slot players into casinos' new whales

Nassau, Bahamas           The Nassau Guardian
Baha Mar's Numbers - Excellent website presentation.

Singapore           Reuters
Genting's odds stronger for Singapore's next casino

Wales           News Wales
Casinos could see explosion of gambling, says Tory - Yes it's a slow news day !.

Derry, Northern Ireland           Ulster TV
PSNI search Derry gaming club - Very brief report.

Singapore           MorningStar/Dow Jones
CapitaLand, Keppel Land Fall Sharply After Casino Loss

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on Harrah's plan to transform the center Strip

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
John Katsilometes talks with longtime Klondike Hotel owner John Woodrum
Klondike living on borrowed time - L.V. Business Press January 2006.

Florida Keys           Sun-Sentinel/AP
Casino wreckage a gamble for the Keys - Unlucky boat was grounded by hurricane
The 80-foot Lady Luck Casino has remained stranded in Saddlebunch Keys after being washed there by Hurricane Wilma on 24th October 2005.

Emmetsburg, Iowa           The Messenger
Wild Rose Casino opens to family, friends
Opening 30th June with 550 slots and 16 tables.

Pennsylvania           Pittsburg Post Gazette
Casinos have skeletons in closets - Gaming officials must consider some questionable pasts

Ontario, Canada 
Smoking ban good for business: former opponent

28th May

Ohio & Kentucky           Cincinnati Enquirer
Now, Viva Las Vegas - Columbia Sussex big into casinos
If Columbia Sussex closes the Aztar Corp. deal the company will have 13 casinos and 88 hotels becoming the largest largest privately held casino operator in the U.S.

Blackpool           Blackpool Today
Blackpool vs Goliaths
Paddy Power and Pagebet are now apparently offering odds on which city or town will get the Regional casino license. With PP Blackpool are 7 to 4 favourites.

Las Vegas & Macau           Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz - Gaming Wire
Just like Vegas, half a world away - Sands boss Adelson sees gambling powerhouse in Cotai and Macau
In depth interview with Sheldon Adelson discussing the history and future development of the Cotai Strip.
Google Images - Cotai Strip

Dublin           The Times Online
Casino play looks 'bleak' for Desmond
Officials at the Department of Justice held a meeting with Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland representatives last Thursday. Dermot Desmond's Sporting Emporium is lobbying the Department separately.

British Columbia           Saanich News
Casino company's profits dip in latest quarter

Subic Bay           The Manila Times
1,500 to lose jobs in closure of Subic casino
There are believed to be two casinos at the former U.S. Air base. The now closed Legenda and also the Subic Diamond Casino.

New Zealand 
Extraordinary league of gaming men - A look at the New Zealand's Pokie industry.

Las Vegas & Singapore           The Hong Kong Standard & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas Sands wins Singapore casino bid
Singapore picks Sands - Las Vegas company wins bidding for district's first casino

Sheffield           BBC South Yorkshire
Bishop's worry over casino plans

Singapore           The Electriic New Paper
Virtual casino - Internet Cafe's offering live Baccarat from Taiwan to their patrons.

The Bahamas           Bahamas Business Journal
Requests For Casino Licenses
More casinos could be opened in the Bahamas. Pinnacle Entertainment's operation that opened earlier this month on Great Exuma with 47 staff has only two managers who are not from the islands.

The Bahamas & Britain          Bahamas Business Journal
Kerzner International Vies For A British Casino

Sydney, Australia          The Melbourne Age
A chip off the old block - A look at James Packer's first 150 days at the helm of PBL.

Hamburg           Welt am Sonntag
Ballack darf auf den Wettschein
Hamburg is now trying to close down hundreds of illegal bookmakers. The German Federal Constitutional Court ruled in March that only Oddset is legally allowed to offer bets on Football.

Springfield, Illinois           Chicago Sun-Times & CBS2 Chicao/AP
Casinos must pony up $36 million
Horse Racing To Get Share Of Gambled Casino Money
Additional headlines
Many who rallied for casino were paid - Pennsylvania. Rent-a-crowd.
L.V. Advisor: Question of the day - The purchase of Mirage Resorts by MGM Grand.

27th May

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Imparting happiness - Wynn listens to the Dalai Lama

Birmingham  & icBirmingham/Birmingham Mail
Hope Still For Casino
New hope for Blues casino bid
Leader slams casino decision - NEC/

Coventry           icCoventry/Evening Telegraph
Casino boss gives pledge to battle on

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands           Virgin Islands Daily News
Seminar at casino studies gambling addiction
Court upholds CZM permit for Golden Gaming

Reno           Reno Gazette-Journal
Experts: High taxes prevent casino growth

Politics of US gambling makes for odd bedfellows

26th May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
Las Vegas Sands
Shun Tak Holdings
Churchill Downs
Keppel Land
888 Holdings
Global Cash Access
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Macau           Yahoo/AP & China View/Xinhua
Macau Casino Revenue Eclipse Las Vegas
Booming casino industry produces mixture of sweetness, bitterness in Macao
Merrill Lynch casino analyst Sean Monaghan, speaking at the 13th International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking.

Singapore           Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Sands wins bid for Singapore casino
Las Vegas Sands Soars on Singapore Pact

Singapore          Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Issues Statement on Winning the Singapore Integrated Resort Bid

Singapore           Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Lauds Marina Bay Bid Process, Thanks Partners for Contributions to Ambitious Caesars Singapore Proposal

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casino bosses Las Vegas' highest paid executives
The top 9 executives at Las Vegas based casino operators and suppliers received a combined salary and options payout totalling $238.5 million in 2005.

Singapore Marina Bay: Concession winner - LAS VEGAS SANDS
Channel News Asia & Reuters
Las Vegas Sands wins bid to build Singapore's first integrated resort
Singapore picks Las Vegas Sands to build first casino

Singapore           Channel News Asia & Reuters
Singapore to name winning bid of first IR licence on Friday
Singapore to reveal downtown casino winner Friday
Four top gaming groups vie for Singapore casino
Current local time in Singapore

Nottingham           BBC Nottinghamshire
Two men jailed for casino robbery
Martin Hogan, 49, of no fixed address has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and David Anthony Martin, 27, of Kneeton Vale, Sherwood, pleaded guilty and received a 10 year sentence. The original robbery took place in November 2004 and the Victoria Casino owned by the Akins family has subsequently closed.
Men guilty of casino robbery - Nottinghamshire Police 26th April, 2006.
Reward offered after casino raid - BBC Nottingham 15th November, 2004.

New Jersey, Las Vegas & Macau  ledger
N.J. probers to quiz MGM execs in Macau venture

London           Reuters UK
Ladbrokes says trading in line with expectations

Washington           The State/AP
House panel backs Internet gambling limits

Burton on Trent 
Inspired Gaming Group plc GBP108 Million Placing and Admission to AIM

Fairground Gaming Holdings PLC - Acquisition of The Spin Palace Group

Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands to Unveil Mobile Gambling
Additional headlines
Shareholders Prepare To Vote On Move To Take Kerzner Private
Two casinos fined for gaming violations - Nevada

25th May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
World Gaming
Las Vegas Sands
eSun Holdings
888 Holdings
Penn National
Gateway C.I.F.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Melbourne           Yahoo Aus/Reuters
Aussie regulator allows Tattersall's bid for UNiTAB

Las Vegas           LVS - Press release
Las Vegas Sands Announces Mobile Gaming Partnership With Cantor Gaming

Macau           The Melbourne Age
US listing will help PBL dig deeper into Macau

London           Yahoo UK/Reuters
Sportingbet profit up 55 percent
Sportingbet shuffles pack as profits soar

Sportingbet Plc - Unaudited Results for the Nine Months Ended 30 April 2006

Austin, Texas 
More than 30 charged in Austin gambling
$15 million in 2 years from rigged video slots (eight-liners) placed in convenience stores. - Eight-liner image from 1999.

Ontario, Canada  Citizen
Gaming operators fear Ontario smoking ban will scare off U.S. business
Ontario's ban on smoking in public places comes into effect 31st May.

Sydney           Channel News Asia/AFP
PBL and Melco confirm possible float of Macau casino 

Sports/Exchange Betting           The Times
Tackling the dark side of gambling - Special report with several articles.

ukbetting plc - Oddschecker launches in Germany ahead of the World Cup
An excellent idea. German punters are presently served up the most stingy odds in Europe. With Oddset Brazil are just 2 to 1 to win the World Cup.

Britain           The Independent, MSN/Reuters & Daily Mail
Fears rise of British betting crisis as ministers push on with new casinos
Eight regions on shortlist for Las Vegas-style complex
Casino goldrush prompts warnings of a glut - Applications under the 1968 Act.
Silenced over super casinos: Protesters denied a voice

Las Vegas & Britain           Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gaming Wire
Site list out for casino in U.K. - LV Sands, Harrah's, MGM Mirage have interests in projects

Britain           CAP shortlist & reaction  - Provincial press continued...
Not giving up the casino battle - Ricoh Arena & Isle of Capri's £6 million entrance.
Glasgow still a good bet for UK's super casino
Manchester casino hopes still alive
'Capital will count cost of casino' - Cardiff
Super-casino jackpot prize eludes town - Yarmouth
Cards are stacked for super casino in Yorkshire - Sheffield. Leeds isn't happy :)
Bath is best bet for a casino - Western Daily Press


Online Gambling - U.S.           Philadelphia Inquirer
Regulate, don't ban, Internet gambling - Frank Catania, Catania Consulting.
Additional headlines
Trump, casino giants targeted in Penn push - Monthly statements for slot players

24th May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
888 Holdings
Isle of Capri
Party Gaming
World Poker Tour
Sky City Ent.
Lottomatica (Italy)
Las Vegas Sands
China LotSynergy
Chariot Lottery
Wynn Resorts
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Waukegan, Illinois & The Netherlands           Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries to Acquire Orion Gaming

Macau           The Hong Kong Standard
Melco, PBL soar on Nasdaq plan

Britain & America           Daily Mail
Danger of the super-casinos heading our way
The great casino backlash
A pair of cautionary tales from the Mail.

Britain - Continued           Provincial & National Press
Viva Glas-vegas' hope for casino - Glasgow
Unlucky Southend to re-think regeneration plans after casino snub
New gambling warning as Jowell unveils shortlist for super casino - Daily Mail
The Mail has the image of Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell posing as Pitboss :)
Major conference venue for North East central to Newcastle casino bid
The Failed Casino Bid - Birmingham City F.C. Very bitter indeed.

Britain           DCMS - Casino Advisory Panel
Casino Advisory Panel publishes shortlist of successful proposals (PDF)
Regional shortlist: Blackpool, Wembley Stadium, Cardiff, Glasgow, the Millennium Dome, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sheffield.

Britain , The Times, & Guardian
Cities enter final battle to host super-casino
Eight shortlisted to host UK super-casino
'Super-casino' short-list set out -
What Blackpool hopes to gain from inclusion -
Jowell defends new gambling laws 
Tessa Jowell speaking on Radio 4's Today programme (Audio)

"Super casino" license scramble...shortlist announcement
Busted - Midland casino bids miss out - Birmingham
Swansea on casino shortlist - Swansea
Super-casino shortlist unveiled - The Guardian/PA
Hopes alive after city's super-casino is rejected - Hull
Casino bids clear first hurdle - Mablethorpe/Skegness
Cornwall could get large casino - Restormel, Cornwall
City loses out to rival for 'super casino' jackpot - Sunderland
Newcastle shortlisted in super-casino competition
Additional regional and national headlines can be found by clicking on the link below

Lake Tahoe           Las Vegas Sun/AP & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Players coached on beating casinos at Lake Tahoe conference
Conference welcomes 'advantage' gamblers
James Grosjean was an early speaker at the 13th International Conference on Gambling & Risk-Taking organised by the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming. The conference continues through to the 26th.
Programme Schedule (PDF)
A Special Track - Poker, Blackjack, and Finding the Edge

Hong Kong & Sydney           Reuters & Morningstar/Dow Jones
Australia's PBL, HK's Melco to float casino jv
PBL, Melco Plan US$1 Billion Macau Casino Float
PBL and Melco International propose a Nasdaq listing of 20% of their Macau casino joint venture that would value the operation at around $5 billion.

Hong Kong & Sydney           Bloomberg
Packer, Melco Plan $1 Billion Macau IPO, People Say

"Super casino" license scramble...
Britain           Various sources
Cardiff sure of super-casino bet - Cardiff/South Wales
Super-casino shortlist expected today - South Wales
Sites for first super-casino will be unveiled today - Birmingham/Solihull/Coventry
Cards on table for casino bidders - BBC Scotland. Map of applying councils
Sites for first 

London           Sky News &
Councils to take casino punt
'Super casino' shortlist awaited

Female gambling addicts 'on rise'
Gamcare reports that 6,563 people used the charity for counselling in 2005, a massive 41.3% increase from 2004. - Gordon House Association.

U.S.           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Survey finds gambling 'backlash' - Most Americans believe people bet beyond their means

U.S.           Pew Research Center
Addicted to Gambling - State Governments Now Depend on the Proceeds to Finance their Budgets
48 states raking in gambling proceeds -

U.S.           Pew Research Center
Gambling: As the Take Rises, So Does Public Concern

London & Gibraltar           The Independent & Daily Telegraph
PartyGaming duo quit the board
PartyGaming pair decide it's time to throw in their hands
PartyGaming founders to cash in chips

Hollywood, Florida 
Seminole Tribe suing company that financed its Hard Rock casinos
Additional headlines
Intralot backs off SMS betting bid
Casino exec backs eminent domain - Atlantic City. East Coast Gaming Congress.
Gambling Raid In Austin - Rigged 8-liners located at convenience stores

23rd May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Galaxy Entertainment
BetandWin (Austria)
Bally Tech.
WMS Gaming
Melco International
Empire Online
Isle of Capri
Gaming Corp.
Ameristar Casino
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas           PRNewswire
Gaming Partners Supplies New Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas With RFID Chips, Other Casino Products

Goa, India           The Financial Express
Goa to get India’s 2nd floating casino - Hotel Leelaventure Limited.

The Bahamas & Las Vegas           Pinnacle Ent. - Press release
Pinnacle Entertainment Opens Casino Adjoining The Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma in The Bahamas

48 states raking in gambling proceeds

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Aztar Corp. off the market; is the Sahara next ?
Forty acres and a casino - Mass firings, possible selloffs may follow Hard Rock purchase

Gaming Corporation plc - Interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2006

Burton on Trent           London Stock Exchange
Regulatory Announcement - Pre AIM statement from Inspired Gaming/Leisure Link.

St. Petersburg 
Peter the Great is Crowned Poker Tsar at St Petersburg Open

London           Yahoo/CNW
eCOGRA Aims to Reduce Underage and Problem Gambling at Online Casinos and Poker Rooms

Macau           Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao's casino taxes see year-on-year rise in first four months
The Macau government collected 6.10 billion patacas (U.S. $763 million) in gaming taxes in the first four months of 2006, a year-on-year rise of 15.7%. Gaming taxes amounted to 75.4% of the governments total revenue for the period.

Aruba & The Netherlands           Court TV & CNN
Casino worker indicted for murder of Natalee Holloway
Suspect in Holloway case to be released

Subic Bay, Philippines           Philippine Daily Inquirer
Hotel sues over closure; Pagcor welcomes rap

Taiwan           Taipei Times
Hu Gua and three others indicted in gambling scandal
Hidden cameras were apparently used to cheat in high stake mahjong games.

Australia & Greece           NineMSN/AAP & The Australian
Gaming giant downplays SMS betting plan
Place a bet by text message

Hollywood, Florida           The Sun-Sentinel
Seminoles sue to break 'unconscionable' contract with Hard Rock Casino developers

French Lick, Indiana 
Resort and casino adds to staff
The French Lick Springs Resort & Casino will open in November 2006 with 1,200 slots, 32 table games and a 14 table Poker room.

Las Vegas           PRNewswire
G2S Protocol to Take Center Stage as GSA and HTNG Partner for Gaming Technology Summit - 24th & 25th May. Green Valley Ranch

Las Vegas           Business Wire
Poker Pro Europe Signs Deal for Airport Distribution
Additional headlines
Nottingham the "most dangerous city in England"
Online casino 'cases' condo complex - True or annoying stunt ?
Casinos fuel Las Vegas's huge appetite for workers
James Bond In A Casino - Scottish Gold/GoogleVideo

22nd May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Ainsworth G.T.
888 Holdings
Multimedia Games
Shun Tak Holdings
Party Gaming
Boyd Gaming
Melco International
Wynn Resorts
BetandWin (Austria)
Las Vegas Sands
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Interview           The Times Online
Poker champion went from joker to king - Joe Hatchem, 2005 WSOP Champion.

Birmingham           icBirmingham/Birmingham Post
Star City gambles on sale for £90m
The Star City complex, known locally as "Stab City" is the home to Stanley Leisure's Star City Casino.

New York           Business Wire
Sona Mobile to Exhibit Wireless Gaming Platform at the Asian Gaming Expo (AGE) in Macau, June 13-14, 2006

London & Victoria, Australia           The Australian
Betfair set to get licence in Victoria

Sydney           Australian Daily Telegraph & Herald Sun
Casino fury
Packer's casino walk-out
Interesting incident that resulted in James Packer storming out of the Endeavour Room at Tabcorp's Star City casino.

Macau           China Economic Net/Xinhua
Macao workforce enlarged in Q1 - Employment statistics. Unemployment is @ 3.9%.

Macau           China View/Xinhua & LUSA
Macao launches 21th casino
Galaxy Resorts abre quarto casino em Macau 
The Grand Waldo Casino has 24 VIP Baccarat lounges and 101 tables open to the public. - Interactive map of Galaxy's Properies

Washington & Cyberspace           Bloomberg
MGM, Harrah's Press Congress for Piece of Online Gaming Action
Strangely the two companies mentioned, MGM Mirage and Harrah's have both had Internet gaming operations in the past but closed them down to save money.
Harrah's shuts down U.K. gambling Web site - LVS. March 2005.
MGM Mirage to fold internet casino - Out-Law. June 2003.

Dublin           Sunday Times
"Don't gamble with jobs and tourism"
The newly formed Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland representing several of Ireland's private gaming clubs has a meeting with the Department of Justice this Thursday.
Statement by the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland (GALA)
Fitzwilliam Club website. Dated 24th April.

Additional headlines
Castro's wealth debated - Miami Herald/Forbes
What ‘poor wee Bowling’ thinks about having a big new casino - Letters.
Lotto winner gives away £3.5m
Lottery winner dies at 46 - Temporary link

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