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Archive 2006: 22nd - 30th November

Thursday, 30th November

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International and Progressive Gaming International Expand Relationship

New York                  Newsday/AP
Poker player held without bail in New York online gambling case

Las Vegas & U.K.                  Yahoo/Business Wire - 29th November
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces United Kingdom Agency Agreement with Cammegh Limited

Macau                  Hong Kong Standard
Developers attract $5.2b in luxury Macau flats sale
Average prices of HK$4,360 per square foot. The equivalent of €4,590 per square meter.

London                  Daily Telegraph, & The Guardian
Sportingbet racks up losses
Sportingbet reports a £241m loss
Sportingbet reveals losses from US exit

Atlantic City                  The Press of Atlantic City
Some dealers from casinos seek to join union

Atlantic City                  Daily Record/AP & Philadelphia Inquirer
Employees, gamblers say they want smoking ban in casinos
Keep casinos smoke-free, workers urge
Atlantic City's Council will vote 29th December on whether to extend the State's smoking ban to casino gaming floor's. A ban would then take effect 20 days after being signed by the Mayor.

Washington - Indian Gaming                  USA Today
Feds: Ruling hurts oversight of Indian casinos

The Netherlands                  deStentor & Brabants Dagblad
Holland Casino voelt hete adem Brussel
Holland Casino voelt hete adem Brussel in de nek
The Dutch monopoly operator opens it's 14th operation in Leeuwarden on the 2nd December.

London                  Yahoo UK/FT & Reuters
Sportingbet higher as profits rise despite US crackdown
Sportingbet posts loss after quitting U.S

Sportingbet Plc - Unaudited results for the three months ended 31 Oct. 2006

Gaming Investments                  The Press of Atlantic City/AP
Analysts skeptical of reported Penn National bid for Harrah's

Australia                  ABC News & Yahoo Aus/Reuters
Tattersalls heralds future as gaming giant
Australia's Tattersall's sees FY07 EPS beating FY06

Pennsylvania                  Philadelphia Inquirer & Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Rendell: Bill to add table games to slots a loser
Rendell OKs free drinks in casinos

Additional headlines...
Don King: Boxing's now a sure bet at casinos - Seminole Hard Rock Casinos
Kerzner to Fund Proposed Singapore Resort With Debt, Equity - Bloomberg

Video, audio & images
DeWeese Drafting Bill for PA. full service  casinos Yahoo Video
Boxing Promoter Don King talks about the Seminole Showdown

Wednesday, 29th November

Newcastle                  Aspers Newcastle
Aspers Million Dollar Putt
5 Aspers members have the chance to win $1 Million this evening.

Atlantic City                  New York Times
As Atlantic City Eyes Smoking Ban, Casinos Fear Losses

Pretoria, South Africa                  Independent Online & The Citizen
Online gambling could cost punters R10m
Online gambling in SA illegal
Casino loses bet on court ruling
Under section 15(1) of the National Gambling Act, the advertising and promotion of unlicensed Internet casinos in Gauteng (and almost certainly the rest of South Africa) is illegal. - Gauteng Gambling Board

Trinidad & Tobago                 Trinidad Express
Casinos, clubs clean up their act

Las Vegas & Philadelphia                  Yahoo & CNN/Reuters
Penn National may lead offer for Harrah's: source
Penn National mulls Harrah's takeover bid
Ahead of the Bell: Harrah's Bid War?

Pennsylvania                 Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburg Tribune-Review & KDKA
Poker and blackjack to be proposed
DeWeese drafting bill for full-service casinos in Pa.
Nemacolin drops out of drive for slots license
Resort Withdraws Plans for Wild West-Themed Casino

Blackpool                 Daily Telegraph
Ladbrokes offers piece of the action |

Tinian, C.N.M.I                 Pacific Islands Daily report
Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission - www.  unknown

Additional headlines...
Possible suspect in A.C. - Asbury Park Press/AP
Station's Gun Lake Project Hits Snag - Michigan.
MGM Mirage Moving Ahead With Plans for Casino at Aqueduct
William Hill, Codere joint venture cleared by EU
Shakers: Vera Wang joins bid for Singapore casino -
Internet Gambling: NYPD descends upon Miami to take Giordano crew

Video, audio & images
High Rollers Getting The Royal Treatment In Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Hilton's Sky Suites.
New Concerns About Political Insiders In Casino Ownership Group - Pennsylvania.
A.C. Holds Smoking Ban Hearings - very brief.
Gambling Life Savings in One Roulette Wheel Spin
Ashley Revell. Double or Nothing.

Tuesday, 28th November

Eastern Cape, South Africa                 The Herald Online
Ekhuphumleni cries foul after losing casino bid

Toronto & London       
CryptoLogic and William Hill in contract renewal negotiations, launch new non-download games

Las Vegas                 Business Wire
Global Cash Access and Harrah’s - Extend Agreement and Expand Services

Uncasville, Connecticut                 PRNewswire
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Operating Results

Minneapolis                 PRNewswire
Table Trac Inc. Adds Three More Casinos ... Doubles Customer Base in 9 Months

Kuala Lumpur                 Reuters
Genting says Malaysian resort set for record year

Guam                 Guam Pacific Daily News
Slot-machine supporters spent $1.69M, election documents state
The Committee to Revitalize Tourism, which supported slot-machine gambling at Guam Greyhound Park spent $1,690,000 to promote the defeated Proposal B during the recent general election. Opposition groups spent $40,200. Guam's estimated population is 170,000.

Las Vegas - Surveilance                 Las Vegas Business Press
Casinos go digital - Latest strides in surveillance may change how properties operate

Pennsylvania                 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette &
Activists ask Rendell to veto bill allowing free drinks at casinos
Majestic Star Casino outshines rivals in state study

New Zealand        &
Problem Gambling Consolidation
Gambling downturn triggers review of help services
The number of people using state funded specialist face-to-face problem gambling services in New Zealand dropped 15.8% in 2005. There was also a 20.9 per cent decrease in the number of new clients.

Bangkok, Thailand                 The Nation Multimedia
Anti-gambling crusader's aide shot dead in Dusit

Poker - U.K.      
Victoria Coren: Introduced and Interviewed

Miami                 Business Wire Reports on Duplicate Poker: A New Hope for US Facing Online Poker Operators

London                 Business Wire
Media Corporation plc (formerly Gaming Corporation plc) - Preliminary audited results for the year ended 30 September 2006

Additional headlines...
Authorities identify 3rd of 4 women found dead in Atlantic City
Eighth Wonder aims to score with Pele’s help
Punters Let Down By Online Gambling Sites - Customer service issues
Stop the casino, bishop asks Arroyo - Philippines

Monday, 27th November

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING - Elections have both sides counting their winnings

New York & U.K.                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Scientific Games - Proposed Games Media Acquisition

Edmonton, Canada        Post
Natives get upper hand, say casinos

Las Vegas & Singapore                 Yahoo Singapore/AFP
Vegas firm hopes to score Singapore casino with Pele in its team

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Gamblers tell casinos, slot makers what they want - G2E Session report.

Las Vegas        - Las Vegas Sun
Slot game offers new deal: guaranteed time on machine

Macau                 Hong Kong Standard - 25th November
$1.02b Melco sale paves way for SJM

Macau                 IHT/AP & Macau Hub
Macau's visitor arrivals break record by hitting 2 million in October
Macau welcomes 2 million tourists in October, a monthly visitor record - Las Vegas Sands

London                 Mail on Sunday & Daily Telegraph
'Gaming den' warning as pubs are given go ahead to hold poker games
Poker games to be allowed in pubs

Additional headlines...
Facelift for Laughlin casinos may revitalize the market
2 Guards Die Fighting Fire at Moscow Casino

Video, audio & images
Do Roulette Computer Work? - Make your own mind up :) Google Video
Perspectives Weekly - November 24th, 2006 - APCW
Panorama on internet gambling BBC Video

Sunday, 26th November

Macau & Hong Kong                 The Australian & Shanghai Daily
Ho cuts holding in son's gamble
Ho selling off
Stanley Ho intends selling 52.3 million shares in Melco International for between HK$19 and HK$19.55 each. The sale will reduce his personal stake from around 12.75% to 8.45%.

London                 The Sunday Times
Green light for playing poker in pubs

Atlantic City                 N.Y. Daily News
Fear a serial killer lurks in A.C.

London                 BBC/Panorama
5.8 million go to gambling sites
Broadcast Sunday, 26th November at 22.15 on BBC One and at

London                 The Sunday Times & Sky News
Falconer’s 13 meetings with casino group
Dome Casino Contoversy,_Baron_Falconer_of_Thoroton

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tip policy inspires protest - Dozens of pickets gather to decry toke pooling at Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Review-Journal
NORM: Harrods rumors grow stronger

Downtown Las Vegas                 Houston Chronicle
Landry's takes a gamble

Laughlin, Nevada                 Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tribal casino tries to dip into Laughlin's customer base

Pennsylvania                 Editorials - Philadelphia Inquirer & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Free Drinks at Casinos
Drunk with power: The Legislature stiffs the public on casino drinks

Las Vegas                 In Business Las Vegas - Richard Velotta
Tourism and Gaming - Global Gaming Expo boosts Strip business

Additional headlines...
Casino puts puzzled petrels in a spin - Sky City Auckland.
Ex-casino dealer admits taking co-workers' tips
Poipet lures Thai lottery gamblers

Video, audio & images
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners - College Recruiter Google Video
Wynn Dealers Protest Tip Sharing

Saturday, 25th November

Trinidad & Tobago        - Opinion
Casinos - legal or illegal ?

Atlantic City                 New York Times & CBS News/AP
Broken Lives and Victims in Shadow of Taj Mahal
Authorities ID 2nd Body in N.J. Ditch 
The New York Times has a cautionary tale from Atlantic City that's unlikely to ever appear in the city's tourist brochures.

Beijing & Macau S.A.R.                 Yahoo Canada/AFP
Corrupt Chinese official gets 20 years for casino spree
Former township head jailed for gambling away 110 mln yuan of public funds
Li Weimin, 43, ex-head of Tangxia township in Guangzhou embezzled U.S.13.9 million and made 257 visits to Macau between 2000 and 2004.

Nagoya, Japan       
Police face high odds in trumping illegal casinos in Nagoya - 4th largest city in Japan.

Right royale race to win casino bid
At least 6 developers have submitted casino plans for Yarmouth's seafront.

Niedersachsen, Germany       
Niedersachsen will noch 2006 Internet-Casino eröffnen

Atlantic City                 China Post
Asian immigrants thankful for day at casino
Vietmanese visitors to Atlantic City on Thanksgiving Day.

Additional headlines...
Official loses big skimming gambling funds - Calgary, Alberta.
Odds Are That Gamblers Have More Health Problems
S. Korea tightens crackdown on illegal gambling
Must-see Macau

Video, audio & images
Teen Gambling Addiction A Hidden Problem WISN TV
Charlie Rose - Daniel Craig/Sheldon Adelson/Alex Trebek
Scroll to the 20th Minute for Sheldon Adelson. Fascinating.
Google Video
Dealer Olympics 2005 World Series of Poker Part 5 - Players Network Google Video
"Poker Pointers" From The Pro's

Friday, 24th November

London                 Daily Telegraph & BBC Panorama
6m: true number of web gamblers exposed
5.8 million go to gambling sites
Online Gambling – Britain's Newest Obsession, Sunday, 10.15pm, BBC1 Panorama

Russia                 Baltimore Sun
Russia's casinos face exile from cities - Putin proposes moving gambling to restricted areas

Newcastle                 icNewcastle/The Journal
Bannatyne plays his ace in the city centre

Problem Gambling       
Addiction: Gamblers Have More Health Problems

Kuala Lumpur                 BusinessTimes
Gaming income boost for Genting

Liverpool & Birmingham                 icLiverpool
Casino bidders get past the first hurdle

London                 The Independent
Ladbrokes battles to become a big bookie in the rest of Europe - Campaign in Germany against state owned gambling monopoly's.

NSW, Australia                 Sydney Morning Herald
Plan to help gamblers control themselves
Casino tackles problem patrons
Reports from the National Association for Gambling Studies Australia annual conference at Star City in Sydney.

Additional headlines...
3 victims remain unidentifiedAt A.C. mission, an especially somber holiday
Korea to Ban Illegal Gambling From April
Lawmakers OK free booze in casinos - Pennsylvania
Detroit Casino Watchdog Steps Down
Churchill's New Orleans track reopens after repairs -
Pompano Park to hold job fair for casino -

Video, audio & images
Gambling: Entertainment or Compulsion? - San Diego Google Video

Thursday, 23rd November

Halifax, Nova Scotia       
Problem gambler suing N.S. government over $500,000 in losses

Birmingham                 Reuters
UK govt clears latest 29 casino applications

Palm Beach                 Palm Beach Post
Casino lender sues to force sale of cruise ships

Western Cape, South Africa                 Business Report & IOL/Cape Times
New Sun International casino to boost tourism in Cape
Casino turns the wheel of fortune - Golden Valley Casino

Hong Kong                 Hong Kong Standard
Tien loses revamped Lantau casino bid

Brisbane, Australia                 Sydney Morning Herald/aap
Gamblers jailed for $750,000 casino scam
Chinese players on Mini-Baccarat at the Conrad Jupiters casino in Queensland.

Gaming Investments                 ABC News & Yahoo/AP
Casino stocks rise on MGM share offer
Kerkorian to Sell 14 Million GM Shares

Online Poker                 Casino City Times
Tribeca trips up Doylesroom...
Tribeca Tables withdraws from certain territories - 10th November

London & Australia           The Independent
$Slot machine group Talarius sold to Australians for £137m
Talarius recommends offer (PDF)

Las Vegas                 Reuters & Business Week
Boyd could be next casino bid target
Boyd: Buyout In Vegas?

Additional headlines...
EU inquiry deadline into William Hill, Codere joint venture
Auditors Ask Prosecution to Probe Gambling Scandal - South Korea

Video, audio & images
Senate approves unlimited free drinks at slots parlors
Casinos track players - Teradata.

Wednesday, 22nd November

Laughlin, Nevada       
$40M Turns Laughlin Flamingo into Aquarius

Los Angeles & Las Vegas                 Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Tracinda Announces Tender for MGM MIRAGE
Kerkorian Tracinda Offers $55 Each for 15M MGM Mirage Shares
Kerkorian's Offers to Increase Stake in MGM Mirage

Atlantic City Murders
The bodies of four white females were found in a ditch just 200 yards from the Atlantic City Visitors Welcome Center on the 21st November.
Atlantic City Mystery
Several Bodies found in Egg Harbor Twp. ditch
Probe Begins Into 4 Dead Women in N.J. - ABC News
N.J. Officials Rule Homicide as Cause of Death for 3 of 4 Female Bodies - Fox News/AP
Officials ID first of 4 marsh victims - Press of Atlantic City

Macau                 Nasdaq/Dow Jones
Macau October Visitors Up 20% On Year To 1.99 Million

California                 San Francisco Chronicle/AP &
Sacramento jury convicts man of killing woman he met in casino
Garcia Guilty of First Degree Murder

Harrisburg, Pennyslvania                 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITG drops plan for temporary casino on North Shore

New York - Gaming Investments                 Yahoo/AP
Gambling Stocks Still Look Like Good Bet

Louisiana                 Yahoo/AP & Yahoo/Business Wire
La. Casinos Bring in $194M for October
Louisiana Gaming Board approves Columbia Entertainment's financing plan for Aztar purchase

London                 Yahoo/Business Wire
Cyberview Technology Names Top Betting Executive as New UK Managing Director

Additional headlines...
Casinos to Be Confined to Special Zones - Kazakhstan
Police bust online baccarat den - Bangkok, Thailand
Casinos in Goa

Video, audio & images
Casino hearings wrap up in Harrisburg
Stanley Ho's 85th Birthday - Yahoo/AP photos. Amazing. Yahoo/AP
Senator Frist and the Online Gambling Ban (Mr. Bill) - 12th October
Truth Behind Online Gambling Ban - 9th October
Casino - Interesting Music Video. A casino somewhere in S.A. ?

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