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Archive 2006: 15th - 21st September

Thursday,  21st September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Woojyun (S. Korea)
Harrahs Ent
Sky City Entertainment
888 Holdings
Station Casinos
Star Cruises
Shuffle Master
Melco International
Trump Entertainment
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Atlantic City           Yahoo/Market Wire
Mark Newhouse Captures World Poker Tour Title at Borgata Poker Open
Poker is rapidly turning into a Young mans game. The ages of the first and second at the Borgata Poker Open were just 21 and 22 respectively. Between them they take home over $2.3 million.

Carson City, Nevada           Santa Barbera News-Press
Nevada casino workers get break on IRS audits 

Torquay           ThisisSouthDevon/Herald Express
Casino Trump card for bay's revival say bosses

Las Vegas           Reuters
Station Casinos says best options likely in Vegas

Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Grows Presence in Europe Through Agreements with Four Casino Establishments

Europe's state gaming monopolies aim at their feet

Bwin press conference...
Vienna, Austria
bwin press conference - German | English translation | French - (54 mins)
bwin Vienna news conference images - 12.30pm CET (Reuters)
Austrian online betting company to initiate legal proceedings against France

New Zealand 
Male problem gamblers lose more money
Statistic filled article. Non-casino gaming machines in New Zealand are cited as the problem among 95% of females of Maori descent and over 70% of the general population.

London           Yahoo/AFX
New Sportingbet CEO vows to push ahead in US
Incoming Sportingbet CEO Andrew McIver in an interview with the FT appears to have placed himself in the firing line of U.S. lawmakers even before he's taken up his position.

South Carolina           Myrtle Beach Sun
Call Casino Boats' Bluff - Gambling-tax millions worth lengthy court fight - SunCruz VIII

Port Canaveral, Florida           Florida Today
Port OKs pump-out facility - SunCruz XII

Televised Poker & Blackjack 
Is Blackjack The New Poker? Ken Einiger of the UBT Thinks So

Saipan, C.N.M.I           Saipan Tribune
Saipan Casino bid revived

Wandsworth, London           Surrey Comet
Chips are down for borough’s gamblers
Wandsworth Council has drafted a gambling policy banning casinos from the borough.

Sweden           The Local
Support gathers for ending Swedish gambling monopoly

L'affaire de bwin...
France increases fines for illegal gaming companies - Reuters
Casinos en ligne : le gouvernement renforce la loi -
"Il y aura toujours des sites 'offshore' qui seront plus ou moins hors d'atteinte et parfaitement illégaux" - Le Monde
Jeux en ligne: la France dans le collimateur de Bruxelles - Le Nouvel Observateur
The French Government intends reinforcing laws against unlicensed Internet casinos. Fines will be up to 5 times the amount of a company's advertising spend.

Sydney, Australia           The Australian
Tabcorp on hunt for new opportunities

Additional headlines...
Man Accused In Mob-Style Hit Gets Out Of Jail - Gus Boulis Murder case
Push on for table gambling - Backers say majority want local referendums - WV
BWin filed complaint prior to arrests of execs in France - Gambling911
PartyGaming shows its hand - Accountancy Age

Wednesday,  20th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Woojyun (S. Korea)
Shuffle Master
Emperor Ent
World Gaming
Magna Entertainment
Macau Success
Ameristar Casinos
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Auckland           Miami Herald/AP
Casino loses case for faster gambling machines

Michigan           Miami Herald/AP
New Indian casino has problem: Gambling's illegal

Newcastle           icNewcastle/The Journal
Bannatyne makes his play
Duncan Bannatyne who yesterday closed his Newcastle casino apparently has plans for another operation in a different part of the city.

Australia           The Melboune Age & ABC News Online
Governments, casinos win at punters' expense
Stats show gambling a $15b business

U.S. Online Gambling Crackdown           National Post
Will U.S. go after online gambling? You can bet on it

Pennsylvania           Morning Call
Senate prepares gaming bill

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE to Receive 2006 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Macau           ETNet News
Teem buys into share of profits at casino VIP rooms: press

Las Vegas           Reuters
Harrah's sanguine about new rival Vegas casinos

Paris & Vienna           The Guardian
French jail fear for online bookies
The Guardian reports that Manfred Bodner and Norbert Teufelberger, joint chief executives of bwin could be looking at up to 3 years in jail if convicted of breaking French gaming laws.
bwin: aktuelle Situation der bwin Co-CEOs nach deren Freilassung
bwin will be holding a press conference at the old Vienna stock exchange on Thursday 21st September at 12.30 pm.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania           The Herald Standard
Gaming board chair defends hiring process

Freeport, Texas           The
Time sails by but casino still docked
The Texas Star is the former Millionaire's Casino that was based in Savannah, Georgia. It has been in Freeport without commencing operations for around 10 months

Washington           Press Enterprise/AP
Tribes protest as government takes aim at high-tech bingo games

California           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Manufacturers Confirm System Malfunction and No Valid Jackpot at Table Mountain Casino

Hollywood, Florida           Miami Herald & Sun-Sentinel
Casino agrees to pay gambler nearly $260,000 after computer glitch
Hard Rock Casino pays off on jackpot despite computer mistake

Additional headlines...
Arena Leisure reports solid earnings
Casino loss prompted acid attack, court told - Melbourne

Videos & Multi-Media...
Man gets to keep Hard Rock casino prize
Jackpot 'Winner' Will Get Money
Hard Rock awards man prize despite glitch - Cute reporter ! Sun-Sentinel
Gambling conference highlights addiction - New Zealand

Tuesday,  19th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
Party Gaming
Gaming Partners
Sky City Entertainment
888 Holdings
Trump Entertainment
Melco International
Excapsa Software
Las Vegas Sands
bwin (Vienna)
Wynn Resorts (3rd Day)
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Atlantic City           Marketwire
Six Players Remain in the Battle for $1.5 Million First Place Prize at 2006 Borgata Poker Open

Breaking news...
Bannatyne's Casino closes.
Staff were apparently told this afternoon that the casino is now closed. Job losses will be around 60 'ish. I will post further updates when found.  Ian

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas to be Televised on FOX in 2007

Macau            China View/Xinhua
Macao's casino taxes see year-on-year rise in first 8 months
The S.A.R Government has collected 12.47 billion patacas (U.S. $1.5 billion) in direct gaming taxes in the first eight months of the year, a year-on-year rise of 14.4%.

Nanterre, France & Vienna, Austria             Bwin - PRESS RELEASE
Co-CEOs in Frankreich freigelassen
bwin executives Manfred Bodner and Norbert Teufelberger have been released on a bail of €300,000. The companies shares have resumed trading on the Vienna bourse this morning and are presently down 20% to €20.47.

Sheffield            Yorkshire Today/Yorkshire Post
Supercasino debate plea by businessman rejected - Chamber to continue backing city's bid

Las Vegas & New York           Online Casino News
Online Casino Convention Organiser Blames Industry

Paris           The Times & IHT
BWin chiefs to face charges
Private-public clash on gambling

Macau            The Ray Story/DPA
Macau's Lisboa Hotel faces up to the Las Vegas challenge By Hazel Parry

Las Vegas  
Two Million Questions: Poker Responds
The theorising continues as to how over $2 million in extra chips ended up on the table in the WSOP Championship event. Colouring up errors or serious fraud ?

Guam            Guam Pacific Daily News
Slot proponents pitch jobs
Guam Greyhound taps on Anderson to bolster slot-machine push

Gulfport, Mississippi            Biloxi Sun-Herald
Opening in grand style - Island View shows Coast a good time, more fun to come

London   & Yahoo/Sharecast
Talarius plc - Interim results for the 28 weeks ended 15 July 2006
Talarius considers Cyberslotz demerger

Sportech PLC - Interim Results for the 26 weeks ended 7 July 2006

London            The Times
Racing industry consortium in talks to buy Tote

Additional headlines...
Station Casinos places winning bet on Marathon technology
Gambling funding good, but more is needed - Niagara Gazette Editorial
NZ women gamblers top survey of helplines - 58% of callers female.
Acid killing linked to gambling debt - Melbourne
Tribal casinos give non-smokers clean-air options - Washington State
Twenty-five years is a lifetime for most casinos - Stardust closure. David Schwartz

Videos & Multi-Media...
The Ultimate Blackjack Tour debuted on CBS on the 16th September.
Programme trailer
Phil Hellmuth - Ultimate Blackjack Tour
Antonio Esfandiari - Ultimate Blackjack Tour
Devilfish - Ultimate Blackjack Tour

Monday,  18th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Galaxy Entertainment
Progressive Gaming
eSun Holdings
Party Gaming
Gaming Partners
888 Holdings
Bally Tech
China LotSynergy
Wynn Resorts
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Sheffield            The Guardian
Revealed: the tiny gadget that can beat the casino
Guardian audio report from Paul Lewis on Mark Howe's Roulette Computer and his claims that he can achieve a 100% advantage over the casino. Worth a listen.
The Guardian Newspaper investigate my roulette computer - Ebay listing

Blackpool            Blackpool Today
Sole casino dissenter attacked by leader - Councillor Stephen Bate.

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
You lost how much last month? - Proposal to send reports to gamblers has casinos concerned
Bill Kearney profile at
Making a Statement - Philadelphia Weekly
Compted - Bill Kearney's book @

Las Vegas   - David McKee
An open letter to Wynn Resorts - Some $100,000 a year dealer having a whinge.

Macau            Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Wynn rises in the east - Triad violence, rivalries mar Macau's growth

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson reflects on some Stardust memories as fabled resort heads for date with history books

Charlotte, N.C.            Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerPro(TM) Receives Regulatory Approval in Michigan

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
LV No. 5 on list of places where we'd like to live

Bwin  - Executive arrests
Paris & Vienna, Austria
Bwin heads face probe - Reuters
AFP Interview With Frederic Manin, French Lawyer of bwin Co-CEOs bwin
BWIN CEOs To Go Before French Judge Monday - Easy Bourse/Dow Jones

California            San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Man hires attorney after casino says he didn't hit jackpot

Las Vegas  
Binion's to Host Inaugural World Poker Dealer Championships
The World Poker Dealer Championships

Connecticut            Norwich Bulletin
Casinos release monthly slot revenues
- Total slots Win RPMPD
Mohegan Sun 6,199  $82 million $426
Foxwoods 7,217  $71.3 million $318

London            Daily Telegraph
Bookmakers wary over web tangle

Liverpool            icLiverpool/Liverpoo Daily Post
Slot machine entrepreneur aims to cash in on TV's Dragons' Den - The Guardian. A wireless data capture system.

New York            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Fourth Annual Casino Affiliate Convention in Las Vegas on September 14-15, 2006 Was Industry Success

Windhoek, Namibia  
Namugongo arrested over fake licences for gambling

Additional headlines...
Playtech Licenses Advanced Multimedia Technology
Borgata Poker Open Steams Ahead With Day Two of WPT Main Event
Betbrokers to announce plans for Aim float
Rebel members in super casino row - Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
Willpower can stop gambling

Sunday,  17th September

Scotland            UPI
Drug turns patients into gambling addicts
Dopamine - used to treat Parkinsons disease.

Las Vegas            In Business Las Vegas - Liz Benston
Tip sharing: Casinos deal from strong position
A detailed look at the new tip scheme at Wynn Las Vegas. Dealers at the property (who at the moment are pehaps the highest paid dealers in the world) look set to drop from an average daily rate of $333 to $294.

New York & London            The Observer/Guardian
Deep South rivals 'implicated' in arrest of Sportingbet boss - Conspiracy theory.

Colorado            The Denver Post & Pueblo Chieftain/AP
Casinos may try to push their buck
State's casinos ponder move to raise bet limits
15 years after the opening of the first casino in Colorado the State's casinos still have a $5 limit on table game bets.

U.S.            Business Week Online
Betting The Ranch On Casinos

Bwin  - Executive arrests
Paris & Monaco
Affaire Bwin: l'AS Monaco »pas informé» d'eventuels problèmes - Tageblatt (lux)
Les dirigeants de Bwin placés en détention -
Monaco: Communiqué à propos de Bwin -

Singapore            MSN Money /AP & Channel News Asia
Giuliani Consulting for Casino Bidder - Mark Advent's Eighth Wonder.
Eighth Wonder taps former New York mayor Giuliani for Sentosa IR bid

Additional headlines...
Land, not casino, may draw bids for Riviera
End this TV quiz disgrace - Premium rate questions/quiz scams.
Boardwalk to get face lift - Atlantic City.

Saturday,  16th September

Bwin  - Executive arrests
Paris            The Melbourne Age
Heads of Austria's BWIN to go before a Paris judge for allegedly marketing online gambling
Monaco keeps faith in sponsors bwin after CEOs detained

Seoul, South Korea  
Korea blocks access to foreign-based online gambling

Glasgow            The Sunday Herald
Ministers altered press release on city casino bid

Atlantic City            Yahoo/Market Wire
Borgata Poker Open Breaks Attendance Records
Vanessa Rousso Wins More Than $280,000 at 2006 Borgata Poker Open

Tampa Bay, Florida            St. Petersburg Times
Crew asks judge to seize casino ship
The Casino Royale was previosuly operating out of Port Everglades as the St. Tropez.

Cardiff            icWales Network
Casino job forecasts optimistic - Prof. John Lovering, Cardiff University.

Gulfport, Mississippi            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casino reopens in Gulfport on Monday

London & Sheffield            The Guardian
For sale for £1,000: gadget that means you'll never lose at roulette again
After a couple of years with little or no press coverage a Roulette Computer story makes it into the Guardian. The author has apparently paid a visit to a certain Mr. Mark Howe.

Bwin  - Executive arrests & Bavaria License revocation
Austria & France & Germany
Now France targets gaming firms - Daily Telegraph
Number up for gaming executives, says French state lottery - The Times
Online gambling bosses arrested in France - The Guardian
Bwin Co-Heads Held in France on Gaming-Law Charges - Bloomberg
2 arrested in Europe over online betting - IHT
Statement Regarding Co-CEOs
An amazingly bad Friday for the company formerly known as BetandWin. Two executives were arrested in France and the company confirmed it had lost it's Bavarian betting licence. Bwin shares were suspended on the Vienna stock exchange just before 3 pm. - French National Lottery.

French coverage
Football: des dirigeants de la société bwin interpellés à Monaco - Reuters France
deux dirigeants de la société de paris en ligne en garde à vue - AFP - AS Monaco F.C.
Austrian & German
Nächster Rückschlag: Auch Bayern verbietet bwin Sportwetten-Vermittlung
Three companies have had their Bavarian betting licenses revoked - Bwin, Sportwetten Gera GmbH and digibet.
Chefs von Sportwettenanbieter bwin bei Monaco festgenommen - Yahoo/AFP
bwin Vorstände festgenommen - Verbot in Bayern
Werder darf nicht für Wettanbieter werben - ARD - digibet AG.

Videos & Multi-Media...
Elderly couple arrested for alleged casino scheme - FL
Isle of Capri talks casino jobs - Pittsburgh
British Casinos - Oh My !

Friday,  15th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
K.Wah International
Party Gaming
Boyd Gaming
888 Holdings
Station Casinos
Bwin (Suspended)
Harrah's Ent.
Macau Success
Wynn Resorts
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Palm Beach, Florida             Palm Beach Post - CORRECTED LINK !
Big Easy's losses may force sale of remaining casino cruise
Las Vegas based PDS Gaming is threatening to call in loans taken out by International Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. operators of the long established Palm Beach Princess.
International Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. - Quarterly report

Johannesburg            Business Day &
Mboweni, casinos in cash-laundering row
Casinos baffled at Tito's charge
Casino operator Peermont Global is taking the S.A. Reserve Bank to court to accept die stained notes from cash in transit  robberies as legal tender. Slot bill acceptors apparently do not always reject them.

London             The Times
Casino plans thrown in chaos

Sportingbet - Peter Dicks bail & resignation
London & New York
Sportingbet boss returns to UK after extradition case falters - The Times
Sportingbet chief resigns but is free to return to UK - Independent
Gaming boss quits before court appearance - Guardian

Liverpool             icLivepool
Casino operator happy with start to financial year

Hollywood, Florida             Miami Herald
Casino decides today if gambler is officially winner or loser

New Jersey             Yahoo/Market Wire
New Jersey Man Beats the Field at Borgata Poker Open

Additional headlines...
Plea change in $15,000 casino theft - Lake Tahoe
Seneca casino names 4 new vice presidents - Niagara Falls, N.Y.
French Lick casino's opening still on track - Indiana

Videos & Multi-Media...
Crooks Target Tunica Casinos - Missisippi
Forensic Investigation To Be Done On Casino Machine - FL
New Casino Scheduled To Open Next Week - Idaho
Clearwater River Casino

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