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Archive 2006: 8th - 14th May

 
14th May

London           The Times
LCI veteran in new casino role
Alan Goodenough has become a director of Les Ambassadeurs. He also has a 65% share in a casino opening in July in Paddington.
www.lesambassadeurs.com
www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=LONPDHI
 

London           Sunday Times & Forbes/AFX
Rank may sell off Clermont Club
Rank considers Clermont Club disposal - report
The Sunday Times reports that Rank has been approached by "individual businessmen" and not a rival casino operator. A price tag of between £35m and £40m is suggested.
www.theclermontclub.com
 

Blackburn, Lancashire           The Citizen - 12th May
Son lost £30,000 gambling with dad’s credit cards
A cautionary tale involving a seemingly normal Lancashire family.

London & Asia           The Sunday Times
Gamblers won millions from Spurs 'food bug' match

Scotland           The Scotsman
Scots gamble £7.5bn in betting epidemic

Paphos, Cyprus           The Cyprus Mail
Gambling raid
Electronic roulette machines at the centre of the action.

Manila, Philippines           The Daily Tribune
Pagcor shuts down Malaysian-owned casino in Subic
See also yesterday's headline. It appears Legenda Casino staff will be maintaining a vigil to try and get it re-opened.
www.subicbaypi.com - Iiteresting photo galleries.
www.subicbay.com.ph

Tinian, C.N.M.I           Pacific Magazine
Japanese Firm’s Financing Offer Tied To Saipan Casino Proposal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania           Philadelphia Inquirer
$3 million seized in gambling probe

Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City
Krause's casino experience helps her relate to workers
Rosalind Krause, General Manager of the Trump Taj Mahal.

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida           Sun-Sentinel
SeaEscape facing impact from slots
www.seaescape.com

London           The Observer/Guardian
BSkyB poised for bid to run Lottery
www.sky.com
 
 
Additional headlines
Abramoff cohort spent millions on Sussex homes
INSIDE GAMING: Few chips in play at Venetian poker room
Mayor criticizes ex-mayor's casino deal - Gary, Indiana.


 
 
13th May

Subic Bay, Philippines           Manila Times
Legenda Casino in Subic closed
www.subiclegend.com
 

New Zealand           Scoop.co.nz
Crime and gambling link continues
www.pgfnz.co.nz

Hanley/Stoke on Trent           ThisisStaffordshire/The Sentinel
Developers gamble and casino demand

Birmingham           icBirmingham/Birmingham Mail
Casino is 'last chance' for the NEC

Melbourne           Daily Telegraph
Casino precinct plagued by crime

Las Vegas           New York Times
The Other Casino Wynn, in a Hard City for Women
A very interesting look at the life, work and background of Elaine Wynn.
Google Images - Elaine Wynn

Portsmouth           Portsmouth Today
Luck runs out for casino cheat
Casino Manager Paul Kennedy (40) of South Parade, Southsea, and David Ho of Newton Close, Swanage have been found guilty of defrauding the Stanley Casino in Portsmouth. The amount involved appears to be substantial and they will both be sentenced next month.

Portugal           Diario Economico
Casinos admitem ir para tribunal por causa do novo portal de apostas

Turin, Italy           The Advertiser & BBC.co.uk
Juve rocked by betting scandal
Juventus under cloud of suspicion
Match-fixing probe rocks Serie A
www.juventus.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=JUVE.MI&t=5d&l=on&z=m&q=l&c=

London & Birmingham           PRWeb
32red Alert As New Villa Away Kit Is Launched
www.32redplc.com
http://shop.avfc.co.uk/index.pasp

Online Poker           PRWeb
Rakeback-World – A New World… - Online Poker rakeback deals,
www.rakeback-world.com

U.S. - Indian Gaming           Native Times
Gaming association head defends internal controls
www.indiangaming.org
National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Testifies Before House Resources Committee on Minimum Internal Control Standards (PDF)

Greensboro, North Carolina           News-Record - Editorial
It's time to boot out video poker machines

Poker TV           Poker News
Saga Of The Professional Poker Tour Continues
www.worldpokertour.com/ppt/

Paradise Island           Yahoo/Business Wire
Kerzner Announces First Quarter Results
Brief details on the Millennium Dome project no mention however of Northampton.
www.kerzner.com
 
 
Additional headlines
Choctaw Indians eye Jackson County for casino - Mississippi
AC Gambler Confesses To Dating Service Fraud
Employee accused of stealing $269,000 from Casino Del Sol - Arizona
Shoddy oversight let alleged casino thefts go undetected - Arizona
Online poker boom may fold


 
 
12th May
Selected gaming stocks   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
888 Holdings
Boyd Gaming
Macau Success
Empire Online
Las Vegas Sands
Aristocrat Leisure
Rank Group
Monarch Casino
Ainsworth G.T.
Fluxx (Germany)
WMS Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

London & Prague           Mi6.co.uk
English company to supply casino props for new Bond film - TCS John Huxley.

New York           Buffalo News
Seneca Gaming's profits up 48% - Total revenues climbed to $129.3 million
www.senecagamingcorporation.com

Australia           Seven.com.au
Problem gambling ripping apart families 

Las Vegas           AP/Newsday
Las Vegas Hard Rock Casino Sold for $770M
www.hardrockhotel.com
www.morganshotelgroup.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MHGC

New York & Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Morgans Hotel Group Co. to Acquire Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and Related Assets for $770 Million

Dublin           Irish Times
Minister rules out Irish casinos...
Registration required, alternative link provided when found  Ian.

Black Hawk, Colorado           AP/Newsday
Casino Bus, Truck Crash in Colorado

Kahnawake           Belga Direct/PRNewswire
Plans Announced to Merge Major Online Casino Group Trident Entertainment Into Carmen Media Group
www.carmenmedia.com
www.tridentegroup.com

Coventry           icCoventry
NEC's casino plan 'outguns the Ricoh'

Charlotte, N.C.           Yahoo/Business Wire & Charlotte Business Journal
PokerTek Announces Results for First Quarter 2006
PokerTek posts higher losses
The company presently has 14 PokerPro tables out on lease and expect to have between 75 and 100 by the end of 2006.
www.pokertek.com

Phoenix, Arizona           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Continues to Evaluate Offer from Columbia Entertainment

Douglas, IOM           InvestEgate.co.uk
betinternet.com PLC - Trading Statement
www.betinternet.com
 
 
Additional headlines
Casino official says her boss harassed her - Cebu, Philippines


 
 
11th May
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Ainsworth G.T.
BetandWin (Austria)
Aztar Corp.
PBL
Sportingbet
Cash Systems Inc.
Golden Resorts
London Clubs Int.
Chartwell Tech.
Melco International
Yoomedia
Wynn Resorts
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Pinnacle chairman says Aztar used 'sleazy' negotiating tactics
Visitor count up again in March

New York & London           PRNewswire
Leading Online Casino - Golden Palace.Com - Clicks Onto Electronic Game Card Promotion
www.electronicgamecard.com

Plymouth           ThisisPlymouth/Evening Herald
Casino firm's bid to switch its site - Stanley Leisure.

London           UK-Wire.com
The Rank Group Plc - Board Change
David Boden, managing director of Rank's gaming division is stepping down from the Board with immediate effect and will leave the company at the end of May.
www.rank.com

New York           Reuters
Columbia raises bid to acquire Aztar to $1.9 bln

Tunica, Mississippi           WMCStations.com
Secrets of a Poker Cheat
Richard Marcus doing the rounds as part of the promotion for his book Dirty Poker: The Poker Underworld Exposed. Make up your own mind.
www.richardmarcusbooks.com
Poker Cheats Online: Janice Broach
Poker Cheating #2: Janice Broach

London           Reuters & The Scotsman/Reuters
FUND VIEW-Casino firms will have to merge
Bid talk lifts London Clubs

New Jersey           Reuters
Atlantic City April casino winnings rise 4 percent
www.state.nj.us/casinos/
www.state.nj.us/casinos/home/news/200604_revenue.pdf

Buenos Aires, Argentina           Clarin.com
Los trabajadores del casino flotante levantaron el paro
Casino Buenos Aires (Cirsa) appears to have settled the pay dispute with staff with both sides agreeing on an increase totalling 16%.

Pennsylvania           6 Action News
Controversy Surrounds Casino Comp Cards
Pennsylvania may require slot operators to mail out a monthly profit/loss statement to their Player Club members. Interesting.

London           UK-Wire.com
NETeller PLC - First quarter trading update and AGM statement
www.netellerplc.com

London           The Times
Online gambling boom boosts 888

Las Vegas & Macau           PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Flexes Trade Show Muscles in Macao
www.lasvegassands.com

Indonesia           The Jakarta Post
Habibie floats idea of opening a casino in Batam city

Las Vegas & Macau           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wynn Macau Chooses 13.56 RFID Chips From Gaming Partners International Corporation
www.gpigaming.com
www.wynnmacau.com

West Greenwich, Rhode Island           Yahoo/PRNewswire
GTECH Signs Contract Extension in Beijing for New Lottery System, Terminals, and Ongoing Software Licensing and Support
www.gtech.com
www.gpigaming.com

New York & Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Casino firm Aztar says Columbia ups offer to $1.9 bln
Affiliate Hikes Aztar Bid to $53 a Share
The bidding for Aztar Corp. has now reached $53 a share having started with Pinnacle Entertainment's offer of $38 a share in March.
www.aztar.com
www.columbiasussex.com

Phoenix, Arizona           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Receives Increased Offer From Columbia Entertainment
 
 
Additional headlines
Chinese nationals discharged for gambling - Fiji
Bookie considers a punt on market - Australia's Centrebet.
Video poker ban in works - North Carolina
Man Found Shot Dead in Car Outside Casino - Argosy Casino, Riverside.


 
 
10th May
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Golden Resorts
Gaming Corporation
Boyd Gaming
PBL
Party Gaming
Cryptologic
China LotSynergy
Cryptologic
Century Casinos
eBet Ltd
Chariot Lottery
World Poker Tour
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Toronto & Chicago           InvestEgate.co.uk & Reuters
New Playboy Internet Casino to Use CryptoLogic Software
Cryptologic signs deal for Playboy Internet casino
www.playboy.com/gaming
www.playboycasino.com
www.playboyenterprises.com

Coventry & Birmingham           Coventry Observer
Battle for casino licence hots up

London            InvestEgate.co.uk
Gaming Corp turns up trumps with Vodafone deal

Toronto            Yahoo UK/Market Wire
CryptoLogic Delivers Another Quarter of Record Results in Q1 2006
Share Pricewww.cryptologic.com

Ayr, Scotland            BC.co.uk & Yahoo/Sportinglife.com
Ayr Racecourse expansion approved 
Ayr Receive Planning Permission
www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk

Switzerland            PresseText.ch
Grand Casino Baden erspielt sich gutes Ergebnis
 

Colorado Springs            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Increases Year-Over-Year Net Earnings by 68%
Share Pricewww.centurycasinos.com

London            Daily Telegraph
Leisure Link opts to float with £120m tag
Leisure Link a major UK supplier of FOBT's, Slots and other entertainment devices looks like changing it's name to Inspired Gaming Group. A float on AIM is planned which could be only two weeks away.
www.llg.co.uk
www.inspiredbroadcast.net
www.henderson.com/home/private_capital
www.evgplc.com - Evolution Group.
 

Las Vegas            Santa Barbera News-Press/AP
Gambler, detained at Vegas casino, seeks bigger court award
The incident lasted just 45 minutes and the eventual payout including legal fees could be up to $400,000. 
www.beyondcounting.com
James Grosjean's book with a planned online retail price of $175 for the hardcover version and $100 for the softcover.

Mississippi            The Motley Fool - Jeff Hwang
The Southern Gaming Summit: Part 1
The Southern Gaming Summit: Part 2
Part 1 mainly looks at RFID chips and the reporter/investor doesn't seem too impressed. Part 2 looks at automated poker tables from PokerTek and Lightning Poker.
www.pokertek.com - PokerTek's PokerPro™
www.pokermatictable.com - Pokermatic Inc.

London            UK-Wire.com
888 Holdings Public Limited Company - Q1 2006 KPIs and Trading Update
www.888holdingsplc.com

London            InvestEgate.co.uk
Gaming Corporation PLC - Contract with Vodafone UK
www.gamingcorp.net
http://vodafone-i.co.uk/live/

Botswana            Daily News Online
Casinos make over P92m
Botswana has 8 operational casinos and a 9th was recently awarded . The top earner is Peermont Global's Walmont Ambassador (formerly the Grand Palm Hotel) followed closely by Sun International's Gaborone Sun.

Colorado            Rocky Mountain News
Casinos ace jobs, revenues report
The AGA reports that Colorado's limited stake casinos in Black Hawk, Cripple Creek and Central City employ 8,029, and revenues in 2005 increased 4% to $755.5 million.

Las Vegas            PRWeb
Timothy Poster and Tom Breitling to Play in CEO Poker Tournament
www.ceopokertour.com - The Palm's Las Vegas 22nd to 27th October.
 


 
 
9th May
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
eBet Ltd
BetonUSA
Wynn Resorts
Reef Casino Trust
Fireone Group
WMS Gaming
Kangwonland
Chariot lottery
Progressive Gaming
Macau Success
Betex Group
Pinnacle Ent.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Aruba            Business Wire
Belfonti Capital Partners Acquires Former Wyndham Resort, Spa & Casino on Island of Aruba in $230 Million Transaction
www.arubaresortspa.com
www.belfonticapitalpartners.com

Las Vegas            KVBC.com
Boardwalk Hotel-Casino comes tumbling down - Marie Mortera report, very cute !

Switzerland            Espace.ch
Grand Casino Baden mit grossem Ertrag
Gross win at Switzerlands's Baden casino was SF100.3 Million in 2005/6. Visitor numbers were 412,600 a daily average of 1,131.
www.grandcasinobaden.ch

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mingling with players never gets old for casino host Vic Vickrey
Quite amazing. Stardust Casino Host Vic Vickrey is still working at 80, having originally started in the business as a craps dealer just after World War II.

Nevada            Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Nevada says March gambling revenue up 3 percent
Nevada Casinos Win $1.06 Billion in March
http://gaming.nv.gov

Singapore            The Edge Daily/Reuters
Singapore to name group to build casino in June

California            Moneyplans.net
New Statewide Survey Shows Californians Strongly Oppose Indian Casino Expansion Into Urban Areas
 

London            Daily Telegraph & Daily Mirror
Lottery held up by popularity
LOTTO BALLS-UP - Rush of punters delays first monday draw for four hours
www.playmonday.com
www.chariot.org.uk

Hong Kong & Macau             Hotels Magazine/SCMP
Gambling heir raises the stakes in Macau - Lawrence Ho Yau-lung.

Houston, Texas             Military.com
Operator of Foating Casino Sentenced
Corpus Christi Day Cruise Ltd the operator of the Texas Treasure have been fined $300,000 for the discharge at sea of oil and oil-contaminated bilge waste.

U.S.             Yahoo/Investors Business Daily
Gambling Fever Is Spreading
Article based on yesterday's release by the AGA of their annual "State of the States" report.

Carson City, Nevada             Las Vegas Sun
Gambler seeks $150,000 in lawsuit - James Grosjean v's Imperial Palace.
www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=Grosjean+Imperial+Palace&btnG=Search
Gambler wins $400,000 verdict in suit against Imperial Palace - LVS. November 2004.

Boulder City, Nevada            Reno Gazette-Journal
Initiative to make Boulder City town full of millionaires if passed
www.ci.boulder.co.us

Poker            PokerNews.com
New Invention Eases Problems For Poker Players
www.buttontimer.com

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina            CenterDaily.com
Sun Cruz challenges state's right to data

Problem Gambling & Crime            Chicago & San Diego
Gambling attorneys a bad bet for clients - 5 years in the slammer - a good start !
Court employee admits stealing $100,000

London            iGamingBusiness - RIGT Press release
Responsibility in Gambling Trust Announce New Chairman
www.rigt.org.uk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Greenway

Dublin, Ireland            InvestEgate.co.uk
FireOne Group plc - FireOne Announces Results for the First Quarter ended 31 March 2006
www.firepay.com
www.fireonegroup.ie
www.optimalgrp.com

Las Vegas             KLAS-TV.com & KVBC.com
Las Vegas Boardwalk Casino Scheduled For Tuesday Implosion
Boardwalk Hotel-Casino to be imploded tonight
What remains of the Boardwalk Hotel & Casino will be leveled at 2.30am PST today.
www.boardwalklv.com

Las Vegas             PRNewswire
Paltronics Inc. Deploys Gaming Industry's First Wide-area Media Network With Station Casinos
www.paltronics.com
 
 
Additional headlines
Vietnam consults foreign experts for sports betting
Casino security staff to hold "Deal or No Deal" rally - Casino Niagara.
Las Vegas Drivers Becoming so Hostile
Nevada's Hidden Treasure: Black Gold
Weekend gambling raids held in connection with election-fraud probe - VA


 
 
8th May
Gaming Stocks Major Movers   Aus/Asia  Europe   U.S.
Melco International
SNAI (Italy)
Wynn Resorts
Capitaland (Sing)
Yoomedia
Gaming Partners
UNiTAB
Talarius
Shuffle Master
888 Holdings
Pinnacle Entertainment
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Washington             Herald Tribune/AP
Report: Internet gamblers can afford it

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Steve Wynn Honored by Time Magazine's TIME 100 Issue
Steve Wynn - He Didn't Invent Las Vegas. He Just Makes It Work

Washington             Yahoo/Reuters
US casino gambling revenue up 5 pct in 2005-group
U.S. online gamblers doubled in 2005-study
The annual American Gaming Association's "State of the States" report.
New AGA Survey Offers In-Depth Profile of U.S. Internet Gamblers
www.americangaming.org/assets/files/2006_Survey_for_Web.pdf

Pompano Beach, Florida             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Development Plans for Pompano Racino
www.pompanopark.com

Philippines             Manila Bulletin
Online gambling hub sprouts in RP’s tip
www.firstcagayan.com - First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation
Wikipedia - Cagayan Province

Nevada             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Receives Approval for Rapid Bet Live
www.virtgame.com/pages/games/rapidbetlive.html
Denver entrepreneurs bring whole new bet game to Vegas - 4th May. Rocky Mountain News.

Michigan             Detroit Free Press - Special report
TRIBAL GAMING: State is losing a casino jackpot
Deal with tribes 'gave away the store'
Michigan Tribal Casinos Map (PDF)

Adelaide, Australia             The Advertiser
Casino a 'magnet' for minors
Since the start of 2006 SkyCity Adelaide security are apparently turning away 1,800 underage people a month.
www.skycityadelaide.com.au

Birmingham             icBirmingham/Birmingham Post
Casino 'would give car workers jobs'

London             UK-Wire.com
Arena Leisure Plc - Annual General Meeting Statement
www.arenaleisureplc.com
www.attheraces.com

Macau             Hong Kong Standard/Reuters
Table talk switches to dealer crunch in Macau

Soccer Betting             FT.com
A nation of gamblers? You bet
A look at recent betting scandals in Internatonal soccer and if corruption will tarnish the upcoming World Cup.

London             Yahoo UK/PA
New 'fairer' lottery set to launch
Rival Game Is Less Of A Lottery
monday - the Charities Lottery launches today with each weekly draw benefiting five different charities. The operation is regulated by the Gambling Commission and not the National Lottery Commission.
www.chariot.org.uk
www.playmonday.com

Gaming Investments             PRWeb
Second Edition of MECN Gambling/Gaming Investment Database Published
www.mecn.net

Birmingham             The Daily Telegraph
Women take on the men at poker - and come up with aces
The all-women poker championship is being held at Birmingham's Star City casino this summer.
related links...
www.lipstour.com - Ladies International Poker Series
Total Gambler Player Interview - Isabelle Mercier
www.isabellemercier.com
 
 
Additional headlines
Vietnamese official spends millions of US dollars on soccer betting
Vietnam police deny rift, easing off in gambling, bribery probe
LVA QoD -- Drink Comp Policies
In Las Vegas, prices rise with luxury hotels

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