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Archive 2006: 1st - 7th October

Saturday, 7th October

Ontario, Canada    Post
Regulate gambling or lose the income - Online betting is a grey area of law with huge profits

Moscow             Ria Novosti
Parliament to consider draft law on gambling business
Moscow police close another casino
Wrap: Russia deports Georgians as casino crackdown continues
Ria Novosti - image gallery
The latest closure in Moscow is the long established Casino Cosmos located within the Cosmos Hotel next to the V.V.C., All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VDNKh fairgrounds).

Liverpool & Malaysia             Easy Bourse/Dow Jones & Reuters
Genting Secures Control Of Stanley Leisure
Genting's offer for Stanley Leisure unconditional
Reuters & Dow Jones Newswires report that Genting International's holding in Stanley Leisure is now up to 69.4%

Singapore             Business Times
Better odds for Genting after Harrah's pulls out
Genting and Kerzner International are emerging as favourites in the now 3 way race for the Sentosa Island I.R. site.

U.S. - Online Gambling debate....
In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Internet betting law raises more questions than answers
Southern Baptist Press
Putting a stop to Internet gambling - Sen. Bill Frist, R.-Tenn. -  Jenny Woo
Southern Baptists should be grateful that Bill Frist restricts online gambling

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Business Press - Valerie Miller
CBS '21' show cries foul against cable competitor - CBS
World Series of Blackjack - GSN

Las Vegas             In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Harrah's offer raises questions

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago             Newsday  TT
Muslims welcome gambling ban

Videos & Multi-media
The Strip Podcast - Rita Rudner & Howard Stutz (LVR-J) 6/10 Edition - Tour starting in late October -

Friday, 6th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Shun Tak Holdings
World Gaming
GameTech Int.
Leisure & Gaming
Bally Tech.
Party Gaming
Penn National
Melco International
Isle of Capri
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Macau             Yahoo/Business Week
Macao Casino Operator Goes Mass Market
Galaxy Entertainment opened it's 4th Macau casino, the Grand Casino Waldo on the 29th September.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Bally Tech Files Restated Reports, Asks for Extension to File Fiscal 2006 Results

Liverpool & Malaysia   
Stanley Leisure PLC - Notification of major interests in shares

Las Vegas   
Blackjack and the Law - "The Players Attorney" Bob Nersesian
The second Casino Guys webcast from Willy Allison and Bill Zender was broadcast on the 4th October. Bob Nersesian has represented players in a number of high profile cases in Nevada over the last 3 or 4 years.
Beat the Players: Casinos, Cops And the Game Inside the Game @ $13.57.

Cambodia & Hong Kong             The Malaysian Star
NagaCorp to debut on Hong Kong stock exchange

Singapore             Channel News Asia
Harrah's, Keppel Land pull out of race for Sentosa integrated resort
Harrah's, Keppel Land withdraw bid for Sentosa IR project

Las Vegas & Singapore             Business Wire
Harrah’s Entertainment and Keppel Land Statement on Sentosa Integrated Resort Bid Proposal Decision

Las Vegas & New York             Newsday/AP
Suspicious trading in Harrah's securities seen before buyout bid

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago             Trinidad Express & Yahoo/AFX - CORRECTED LINKS
Gaming industry ready to take legal action
Manning: No fear of casino backlash
Lottomatica extends Trinidad and Tobago concession for 5 years - Trinidad and Tobago National Lotteries Control Board

Antigua & Barbuda             Caribbean Net News
Antigua-Barbuda responds to US gaming legislation

London & Washington             Yahoo/AFX
Online gaming firms linked to US 'super-lobbyist' - report

Scarborough             Scarborough Today
£20m casino 'could bring 200 jobs'

Internet win for gaming company - Aristocrat Leisure. Pirated game software on Ebay.

London             The Independent & BACTA
Gambling payout for pubs eases smoking ban blow
BACTA Welcomes Stake and Prize Increases

Miami, Florida             Miami Herald
Angry gambler plows his truck into Miccosukee casino's glass doors

Additional headlines...
888 dismisses ukbetting rumours Launches in a Momentous Week for Online Gambling
Chippie scoops £155k at poker - Swansea, South Wales.

Illegal Malaysian betting ring smashed - Kuala Lumpur
Two members of illegal betting ring arrested in Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City

Videos & Multi-media
How US Congress Betrayed US Population Google Video
The abandoned Bokor Casino in Cambodia (79 images)

Thursday, 5th October
Selected gaming stocks  Asia Europe   U.S.
Shun Tak Holdings
Ameristar Casino
Melco International
Isle of Capri
Ainsworth G.T.
World Gaming
Shuffle Master
Gaming VC Holdings
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Macau -  September gaming win...
Macau gaming market posts record revenues - DestinationPRD
Size of Macau's gaming sector "expanding" -
Macau Gaming Revenue Keeps On Rising - Macau Daily Blog

Charlotte, N.C.             Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Receives GLI Certification for The PokerPro(TM) Product Line

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire - 5th & 6th October
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Completion of Patent Licensing Agreement with Progressive Gaming International

Progressive Gaming International Corporation Enters into Patent License Agreement with Shuffle Master

Bangor, Wales & Burton-on-Trent, England             BBC Wales
Computer firm to create 190 jobs
Bangor location -

Charlotte, N.C.             Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Receives GLI Certification for The PokerPro(TM) Product Line
Michigan Gaming & Casino Show Pt. 1
Michigan Gaming & Casino Show Pt. 2

Gaming Investments             Yahoo/Reuters - Seeking Alpha
Valuing the Casino Industry: Are There More Harrah's Out There?
Harrah's long-term value hinges on development
Wynn Stacks the Deck Against His Dealers
Ameristar Casinos Increases Third Quarter 2006 Financial Guidance

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago             Trinidad Express
Casino concern - Owners worry about job cuts

London             Department of Culture Media & Sport - PRESS RELEASE
New gaming machine codes of conduct introduced alongside increase in stakes and prizes
Yet another liberalisation of high street betting and gambling. Slots in pubs see the maximum stake raised from 30p to 50p and jackpots from £25 to £35.

Moscow             ITAR-TASS, Prime-Tass, & RIA Novosti
Russia to have 4 zones for gambling houses -- lawmaker
Putin calls for limiting gambling in Russia, submits bill
Moscow's casino Golden Palace controlled by Georgians closed
Russia’s Putin Moves to Restrict Gambling to Unpopulated Areas
Moscow police close third casino linked to Georgian mafia
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to have four designated areas for gambling, two of them in the European part of Russia, another in Siberia, and the other in Russia's Far East.

London & Malaysia             Yahoo/Reuters & AFX
Genting raises stake in Stanley Leisure
With options to buy the shares of founder Lord Steinberg Genting's holding in Stanley Leisure is now 49.22%.

London             Yahoo/Reuters &
Ukbetting gets takeover approaches
ukbetting plc - Statement re press speculation

Washington             The Independent
How horse racing avoided new US internet betting law
It's certainly no coincidence that Horse racing wasn't included in the Safe Ports Act.

London & Gibraltar        Glasgow Herald
Online gambling four lose £1.8bn

South Africa             Independent Online, Business Day & SABC News
Operator for national lottery awarded
Lottery tender is big bonus for ANC brass
Row over new Lotto operator
Gidani (Pty) Ltd and partner Greece's Intralot will have a 7 year contract to operate S.A. National lottery from April 1, 2007. - present operator.

London & Gibraltar             SABC News
Partygaming pulls out of Gamesys bid; may put together new offer |

Las Vegas & Singapore             Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's says it is reviewing Singapore casino bid

Additional headlines...
Casino Waitress Kidnapped, Raped - Harrah's Kansas City.
Sex, shopping and gambling all in a day's work - U.S. Interior Department.
Pahrump casino deal gets tentative OK - Golden Gaming.
Larnaca man remanded for gambling online with stolen funds
Bookmakers burglar steals £6,000 - then gives it back next day - Kent.
Man sues after lottery says no dice to scratch ticket - Newfoundland, Canada.
Chartwell Technology and Parlay Entertainment Agree to Extend Merger Date

Videos & Multi-media
"The internet has changed the dynamics of the game" ZDNET/
Legislation Could Bust Online Gambling Industry CBS11 News
Regulating Gambling becomes messy WSJ/MarketWatch

Wednesday , 4th October
Selected gaming stocks   Europe   U.S.
888 Holdings
Gaming Corp.
Wynn Resorts
Excapsa Software
Fairground Gaming
Las Vegas Sands
Party Gaming
Gaming VC Holdings
Leisure & Gaming
World Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Welcomes MGM MIRAGE as Platinum Member

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Waiting starts after bid - Analysts see business continuing as usual as Harrah's weighs offer

Moscow             ITAR-TASS & Regnum 
Casinos closed in anti-Georgian campaign
Moscow's casino Golden Palace controlled by Georgians closed
The two operations closed are the Golden Palace and Crystal Casinos which are part of the same complex.

Cardiff             icWales
Casino would help Cardiff on world stage

London & Kuala Lumpur             BBC & icBirmingham
Genting scoops up Stanley Leisure

St Kitts & Nevis   
Awards night at Royal Casino

Leeds             BBC, icBirmingham & Hull Daily Mail
Life term for casino boss killer
Man jailed for murdering casino boss
Dean Wood, from Langley Moor, Durham has been jailed for life for the murder of casino executive Barry DeLacy and must serve at least 13 years before being eligible for parole.

Harrah's Entertainment buyout proposal...
SEC to look into trades in Harrah's - The Times
Harrah's options trade before offer is questioned - Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's Bid Could Spark Other Buyers - CNN/AP
Takeover attempt in US may put Harrah's Sentosa IR bid in jeopardy - CNA
Casino giant takeover bid 'will not affect UK move' - Liverpool Daily Post

South Dakota  
Costner Casino Battle to S.D. Top Court

U.K. - U.S. Internet gaming legislation
Gambling law spurs dropping of dividend - The Times
Contradictory approach on betting adds to confusion in the US - The Times
The deck is stacked - The Guardian

Glasgow             Glasgow herald
Las Vegas lesson for Glasgow's casino bid
Comments from Rossi Ralenkotter, president and chief executive of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Los Angeles             Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Anticipates Continued Growth in U.S. Poker Market

Additional headlines...
Prince William's bingo night out

Videos & Multi-media
Should I Do It ? Harrah's Entertainment
Stratosphere Tower Base Jump - 7 years ago Broadband Sports
Liz Lieu - Poker Feature
Stu Ungar Tribute

Tuesday , 3rd October
Selected gaming stocks   Europe & U.S.
Rank Group
WMS Instrusties
Party Gaming
Gaming Corp.
Wynn Resorts
Leisure & Gaming
Gametech Int.
World Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance
Videos & Multi-media
Casino Giant Harrah's Weighs Buyout NPR
Gambling firms see shares fall BBC
US bill hits online gambling BBC
Online Gambling Ban ? CNN
Online Internet Gambling undergoes dramatic development
Can Congress really stop Online Gambling ? CNBC
Gambling Pachinko Style - Excellent Video from the Tokyo Game Show.


London             Yahoo/AFX &
PartyGaming suspends shareholder dividend amid US storm
Misery continues for gaming firms

Moscow             RIA Novosti
Moscow police close casino allegedly linked to Georgian mafia

Russia    & Ria Novosti
Russian Hackers Get Lengthy Prison Terms
Russian hackers given stiff prison sentences
U.K. Online gaming companies had apparently handed over a total of $4 million to the hackers before their arrest.

Leeds             Yorkshire Post, Leeds Today & icCoventry
Casino chief was stabbed to death in gay attack
Casino boss stabbed 28 times, court told
Man admits killing city businessman
Graphical accounts of the final few minutes of Barry DeLacy's life. 28 year old Dean Wood from Durham is likely to be sentenced to life in prison for murder later today.

Casino king who mixed with rich and famous
Glitzy life among the stars and high rollers
A look back at Barry DeLacy's casino career. Training at the Golden Nugget in London he moved to the Sportsman and later managed the casino onboard the QE2. He joined Dave Allen's A & S Leisure managing the companies Leeds, Bradford and Hull operations after leaving Blue Chip Casinos in 2003 

Barry killer jailed for life - Express & Star

Yorkshire Evening Post - 2nd October

Harrah's Entertainment buyout proposal...
New York & Las Vegas
Harrah's Credit-Default Swaps Rose Ahead of $15.1 Billion Offer - Bloomberg
Harrah's considers $15B. offer for buyout - The Press of Atlantic City
Harrah's buyout would affect 4,600 regionally - Reno Gazette-Journal
$15 Billion Deal for Harrah’s May Put Other Casinos Into Play - New York Times

Washington             USA Today & San Francisco Chronicle
New legislation may pull the plug on online gambling
Royally flushed - Congress moves to severely limit online gambling

Online gaming in crisis over U.S. ban - Yahoo/Reuters
Governments urged to support online gaming - Registration maybe required
Gaming chief raps UK government - BBC. Sportingbet's Nigel Payne.
New system will 'block' gambling - BBC
Party's over for Online Gaming - Business Week
This online casino will have winners and losers - Daily Telegraph
US bar on internet bets wipes billions off shares - The Times
Bankers and players in America hedge their bets on internet law - The Times

H.R. 4954
I. Nelson Rose
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 Analyzed

U.S.             Poker Players Alliance
Poker Players Alliance Continues its Fight for Poker (PDF)
Brief Analysis of Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (PDF)

Saratoga Springs, New York             Times Union
Racino wagers $15M in gamble for growth

London & Netherlands Antilles   
IGH announces entry into the Asian Gaming market

Additional headlines...
Probability plc - Probability launches 'Pro-Blackjack' game
Florida Gaming Summit To feature Special Session on Indian Gaming
Minister 'met Greek gaming company' - Victoria, Australia. Intralot
Skilled Gaming Rejected - Ohio. Video slots with a stop button
$4,000 for a Square Meter of Apartment Space - Moscow. Up 100% in 12 months.
Skydiving Elvis injured in hard landing at casino - Montana |

Monday, 2nd October
Selected gaming stocks   Only Europe today !
888 Holdings
Party Gaming Boss Media (Swe)
Empire Online
Gaming V.C.
Playtech BetonUSA (Ger)
Excapsa Software
Leisure & Gaming
Sportingbet Bwin (Austria)
Fairground G.
World Gaming Cryptologic (Can)
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Leeds             BBC West Yorkshire
Man admits murder of casino boss
The Barry DeLacy murder case has opened at Leeds Crown Court with Dean Wood, from Langley Moor, Durham, pleading guilty. DeLacy was stabbed 28 times on 3rd February and died of external blood loss.

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
A twist on 'baby needs a new pair of shoes' - Casinos want to track their shoppers, too

Harrah's buyout possibility...
Las Vegas
Harrah's gets $15 bln buyout offer, shares leap - Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's gets $15 billion buyout offer - Yahoo/AP
Harrah's Shares Rise; WSJ Says Company May Be Bought - Bloomberg
Harrah's Entertainment in buyout talks - Marketwatch
The WSJ story has sent Harrah's stock up to $75.99 (up 14%) effectively adding almost $2 billion to the market cap. of the company.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Receives Acquisition Proposal

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Harrah's Nearing Completion of Land Assemblage in Las Vegas
Harrah's, Boyd swap Las Vegas assets

U.S. Internet gaming legislation validates Cryptologic'g global strategy

U.S. I-Gambling legislation coverage
British gaming shares crash after US bill banning online gambling - Yahoo/AFP
PartyGaming, Sportingbet Plunge on U.S. Gambling Law - Bloomberg
US bill move sends internet gambling shares plunging - Daily Mail
Online gambling stocks nosedive - Guardian
Internet gambling firms see shares plunge - The Independent
Online gambling shares crash - Daily Telegraph

Online gaming in crisis after U.S. ban is passed - Reuters
Update: Online gaming industry halves in value - Sharecast

PartyPoker, PokerStars to pull out of US market -
Online Poker Banned? Americans Get Fristed - Yahioo/PRWeb

AIM Listings - Press and financial releases...
Fairground Gaming Holdings - Statement regarding US legislation
Betcorp Limited - Statement regarding U.S. Internet Gaming Legislation
Probability Plc. - US Gaming Sector Legislation
Betinternet Plc - Trading statement
Playtech Limited - Statement Regarding US Legislation
Leisure & Gaming plc - Statement re Senate Bill
Empire Online Ltd. - U.S. Legislation
Sportingbet Plc - Statement regarding offer
Sportingbet Plc - Statement regarding US Legislation
World Gaming plc - Statement regarding passage of legislation
NETeller PLC - US congress passes Safe Port Act
FireOne Group plc -  Statement regarding U.S. Internet Gambling Legislation
Excapsa Software Inc - Industry Development

London & Cyprus   
888 Holdings Public Limited Company - Announcement Re: US Legislation

London & Gibraltar   
PartyGaming Plc - United States legislation

U.S. - Safe Ports Act
Gambling online faces collapse in US after Senate ban - The Times
888 to freeze US business after gambling bill-FT - Reuters
Gaming firms dealt a blow by Congress - The Scotsman

Sweden             The Local
Malmö casino 'increased gambling addiction'
Svenska Spel ups age limits
Apparently 13 of 22 of State monopoly gambling operator Svenska Spel's games have never had age restrictions.

Onboard casinos   
Continuous Shuffling Machines Make Comeback in Cruise Ship Casinos

Malaysia             Business Times
Dreamgate aims to make slot machines

Johannesburg    & S.A. Sunday Times
Strike hits Sun International
Sun talks fail, Saccawu strikes

Additional headlines...
Plan to put Flagler cottage on casino site faces snake eyes in revived feud
Macau gambling king loses out on jackpot
Wettbüros kämpfen mit allen juristischen Mitteln um ihren Fortbestand

Videos & Multi-Media...
Melco PBL Entertainment - JV Corporate Video Melco/PBL
Beau Rivage reopening 29th August Sun-Herald
Steve Friess - Int. with Sheldon Adelson in Macau 15/9 Strip Podcast
Interview with Hugh Hefner - The opening of the Palms PC 28/9 Strip Podcast

Sunday, 1st October

Online Gambling  
Internet gambling bill will inconvenience gamblers but not prosecute them
Internet gambling bill passing: Republican politician suggests "no big deal"

Las Vegas             Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Playboy Club rekindled in Las Vegas - Gallery
Dealers Outfit - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas & Macau             Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on how Wynn Macau successfully climbed the steep learning curve of Chinese gaming

Derby             ThisisDerby/Derby Evening Telegraph
New casino is planned for Riverlights scheme

Connecticut             New American Media
Casinos Aggressively Market to Asian Americans, But Few Services Help Addicts - Problem Gambling issues.

Connecticut             Norwich Bulletin
Mohegan Sun 10-year anniversary
Mohegan Tribe sees new life as casino endures
Advertising strategies give Sun, Foxwoods gaming edge
Norwich Bulletin special feature on the Mohegan Sun which first opened it's doors for gaming on 12th October 1996.

Laughlin, Nevada   
Laughlin Bets on Mexican Poker Tournament
Includes a good description of the rules for Mexican Poker.

Monaco             Reuters & Guardian
Monaco forced to remove advertising for betting firm -
Toulouse protest again ban on gambling advertising -
Both Monaco and Toulouse played their games on Saturday without the logos of their online gambling and betting shirt sponsors.

Additional headlines...
Police: Gambling loss led man to concoct robbery tale - Guam. Pachinko machines
Sheriff: Man killed over video poker - Charlotte, N.C.
Asian Poker - The Final Frontier ? - Poker
Maltese-owned California casino rides the storm -

Videos & Multi-Media...
Long Good Friday (25th Anniversary Edition) - Original trailer
MGM Grand Casino Hotel - Promotional Video

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