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Archive 2006: 15th - 31st October

Wednesday, 18th October

Los Angeles            Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Poker Tour(R) Teams With DB Dealer, Inc. to Launch Signature WPT(TM) Digital Dealer Button

Tuesday, 17th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
888 Holdings
Wynn Resorts
Boyd Gaming
eSun Holdings
Empire Online
Shuffle Master
Emperor Ent. Hotel
Chariot Lottery
Pinnacle Ent.
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas
Las Vegas casino mogul to keep, restore damaged Picasso painting
My Weekend in Vegas

London & The Hague             MSN/Reuters
Ladbrokes says to appeal Dutch gaming block

Australia             MSN Money/AP & The Melbourne Age
Trade in Australia's PBL Suspended
PBL set to sell Nine, magazines
Son like father in deal of a lifetime

Mississippi             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Diamondhead Casino Corporation Announces Completion of Due Diligence By Trump Entertainment Resorts

St. Louis             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reaches Settlement Agreement on President Casino Reorganization

Washington             Newsweek/MSNBC - George F. Will
Prohibition II: Good Grief

London             The Times
PartyGaming skids to new low as analysts reduce their targets

Online Poker             The Guardian
Players walk away as US law wipes out 90% of PartyGaming's poker revenue
Party Poker has taken down a ticket from it's website advertising the number of players online and tables in play.

Singapore             Yahoo Singapore/Reuters & Bloonberg
Kerzner to put world's top aquarium in Singapore casino
Genting, Kerzner May Spend $3.2 Billion in Singapore

South Carolina             Myrtle Beach Sun
Casino deal under attack - Two leaders object; county votes tonight

London             Daily Telegraph & Sky News
Chariot may call in administrators
Lottery firm in trouble

New South Wales, Australia             The Australian
Female gambling rise prompts pokie cut

Saipan, C.N.M.I             Saipan Tribune
Internet gambling bill faces federal roadblock

Australia             The Melbourne Age/aap
Gambling act sinks Betcorp's US arm

Macau             MSN Money/AP
Melco PBL to Borrow US$1.1 Billion for Macau Casino Resort Project

Videos & Multi-media
PBL plots further moves into UK gaming market ABC News
Yahoo Photos - Sol Kerzner, Sentosa Island presentation Yahoo 

Monday, 16th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Woojyun (S. Korea)
Chartwell Technology
PBL Limited
Fairground Gaming
Empire Resorts
Aristocrat Leisure
Magna Entertainment
Party Gaming
Trump Ent. Resorts
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Arizona             Arizona Central/AP
Attempted Casino Arizona robbery like a Hollywood movie

Australia & Macau             The Australian
Leighton's $1.75bn casino win
Packer mulls $3bn PBL split

Las Vegas & Laughlin, Nevada             Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage to Sell 2 Hotel-Casinos in Laughlin, Nevada, for $200 Million 

Singapore             Yahoo/AFP
Bidders push out the boat for Singapore casino licence

Online Gambling             Yahoo/AFX
Internet gambling still expected to grow

Las Vegas & Laughlin, Nevada             PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE to Sell Laughlin Properties to a Group Led by Anthony Marnell III

London & Malta   
Betfair Launches Zero Edge Casino
Amazing. Betfair have taken the 0 off a European Roulette wheel and have changed the colours to Blue & White. The minimum stakes however are quite high.

Macau & Hong Kong             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Melco PBL Entertainment Welcomes Hard Rock International, Dragone and Leighton-China State-John Holland on Board for City of Dreams

Macau             China View/Xinhua & Forbes/AFX
Macao's gaming receipts up in first 8 months
Macau Q2 gambling receipts 12.9 bln patacas, up 11 pct yr-on-yr 
Macao's casinos won 34.71 billion patacas (U.S. $4.34 billion) in the first eight months, a year-on-year rise of 12.6%. Wynn Macau opened on the 6th September.

Sydney             Nine MSN
PBL gaming focus may mean selling media

New Zealand   
Fraud study links gambling and fraud - Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand

Australia             Townsville Bulletin & Melbourne Age
Lasseters halts US online gambling
Betcorp suspends US operation
Net gaming operators quit US operations
Betcorp - Statement regarding U.S. operations (PDF)

Dublin & Antiqua             Silicon Republic
Dublin-based web casino closes US operations

London             Yahoo/Sharecast &
Talarius beefs up southern presence
Talarius plc - Acquires Displaymatics Holdings Ltd

Calgary & London             Yahoo/CCN Matthews
Betfair Chooses Chartwell

Online Gambling             Casino Meister
Top portal will no longer carry online casinos that accept U.S. bets

Toronto    & Yahoo/Market Wire
CryptoLogic Inc. - New Game - Hold'Em Blackjack
CryptoLogic Marries Poker and Blackjack-for a Unique Gaming Experience

Additional headlines...
Family sues casino over son's death - Star City, Sydney. 8 years ago.
Casino issue dominating Barstow council race - Barstow, California.
Singapore's Banyan Tree Resort Operator in Local Casino Bid - Eighth Wonder
FUN Technologies' Games Division Named "Skill Game Operator of the Year"
Placer Indian casino could impact Tahoe venues

Videos & Multi-media
Canadian Casinos Chop 100+ Jobs - Casino Niagara

Sunday, 15th October

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston & Jeff Simpson
When Vegas hotels upgrade ... New operators must make call on future
Jeff Simpson on the importance of employment diversity in the casino industry

Guam             Guam PDN
'Good for Guam' is the biggest lie of all

London & Gibraltar             The Observer
PartyGaming boss to focus on film - Russ Deleon

Edmonton, Canada             Edmonton Sun
Casino ready to roll - $180-million River Cree resort opens Oct. 26
River Cree Resort and Casino owned by the Enoch Cree Nation and managed by Paragon Gaming opens on 26th October with 600 slots, 40 table games and a 12 table 24-hour poker room.

South Africa             Mail & Guardian
Stakes are high for online gambling in SA

Las Vegas             The Day/Wall Street Journal
At Wynn Casino, Dealers Now Must Share Tips With Supervisors

Mashantucket, Connecticut             Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Premium players treated differently than the rest of us

Additional headlines...
Missouri's loss limit unique among gambling states - $500 per 2 hour session.
Eighth Wonder ties up with Starwood for Singapore casino bid
Gamblers penalised for using cards - London. Credit Card charges for gambling online.
No candidate opposes gambling - Austin, Texas.

Videos & Multi-media
Playing Dirty - Interview with Doyle Brunson: Fox News

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