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Archive 2006: 8th -14th September

Thursday,  14th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Magna Entertainment
Macau Success
World Gaming
MGM Mirage
Galaxy Entertainment
Leisure & Gaming
Penn National
K.Wah International
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Awarded Customer Valuation Patent - New Method Includes Non Gaming Revenue Sources
U.S. Patent No. 6,993,494 -  "Resource Price Management Incorporating Indirect Value."

London & New York             Yahoo UK/Reuters & The Times
Sportingbet shares soar after chairman quits
Dicks quits Sportingbet as bail is relaxed

Sportingbet Plc - Peter Dicks resignation
Sportingbet Plc - Re: Mr Peter Dicks

Liverpool             Yahoo/Reuters &
Stanley Leisure says casino visitors up
Stanley Leisure Plc - AGM Statement

Johannesburg, South Africa             SABC
Robbers laundering money through casinos: Mboweni
Casinos 'puzzled' at Mboweni's laundering charge
Tito Mboweni, the S.A. Reserve Bank governor has accused South Africa's casinos of being unhelpful in the fight against cash in transit robberies.

Sheffield             Sheffield Star
Super-casino project could be backing loser

Man throws 'bomb' at bookmakers

London & Israel   
888 Holdings Plc - Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2006

Washington             USA Today/Gannet News Service
House rejects attempt to curb Indian gaming

Washington             MSNBC/AP
Online gambling to become part of defense bill?

New Zealand - Dunedin license hearing
Casino faces 7-day shutdown
Should the NZGC decide in the Christine Keenan case  that the Dunedin Casino has seriously infringed upon it's problem gambling responsibilities it will become the first in the world to have it's license suspended on such an issue.

The Netherlands             Various 
Holland Casino mag proefdraaien met online gokken
Dagelijks bezoek aan casino
Vrouw eist recht op bezoek casino
Vrouw eist toegang tot casino Zandvoort

New Jersey             PRNewswire
SIGMA Casino Management Program Begins This Fall
SIGMA - Stockton Institute for Gaming Management.

Additional headlines...
Malaysia's Genting ratings affirmed despite expected higher gearing - S&P
Police chief backs legalized football betting in Vietnam
Drunken Gazza's 7hr bet binge - London

Videos & Multi-Media...
Leaving Las Vegas - For Macau CNBC
Gambling addiction may have biological basis CTV
Mike Tyson trains in the lobby of a Las Vegas casino ABC Nightline

Wednesday,  13th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Fairground Gaming
World Poker Tour
Melco Int
Leisure & Gaming
Wynn Resorts
Aristocrat Leisure
Fluxx (Germanyy)
Shuffle Master
Macau Success
World Gaming
Las Vegas Sands
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Haney on how a lawsuit against the 2006 World Series of Poker champion is symptomatic of the changing face of poker

Carson City, Nevada             Las Vegas Review-Journal & Nevada Appeal
Casinos back to winning ways
State casinos set record for July

Sikeston woman provides details of million-dollar win
3 Million On The House - Part of Harrah's Total Rewards programme

Acton, Massachusetts & Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Psychemedics Corporation Awarded Multi-Year Drug Testing Contract by MGM MIRAGE

Christchurch, New Zealand   
Christchurch Casino Facing Test Case Prosecution
The charge is that CC knowingly allowed an underage player to continue gambling.

U.S. Internet Gambling    Analytica &
Online Gambling Remains Risky Business
Thousands of Online Poker Players Speak Out Against Internet Gambling Ban

Singapore & Las Vegas             Bloomberg
Las Vegas Sands Gets Cheap Loan for Singapore Casino

Glasgow - Regional casino license bid
Supercasino set back by problem gambling - Glasgow Herald
Effects of a supercasino - Glasgow Herald EDITORIAL
The man who put his chips on zero and lost 3,000 jobs - Scottish Daily Record

MP slams new super casino report - BBC Scotland
McConnell hedges bets on casino bid - The Scotsman
UK 'super-casino' plans - Scotsman Special Feature

Genting International - Stanley Leisure offer
Stanley Leisure shares rise again on bidding war hope - Liverpool Daily Post
Stanley Leisure's founder cashes in chips for £70m - Daily Post 12th September

London             Daily Telegraph
UKbetting could hive off gaming arm

Cheshire, England             Daily Mail
Financial adviser steals £2m to fund online gambling habit

Leeds             Leeds Today
New plea in hunt for raiders who terrorised casino staff
The Gala Casino on Wellington Bridge Street, Leeds was the scene of an attempted robbery on the 4th September. The raiders apparently armed with a knife and sledgehammer fled empty handed.

Hollywood, Florida             Miami Herald
Gambler, casino enter 2nd round of $260,000 prize fight

New Zealand - Dunedin license hearing
Gambler had two daughters in her care - New Zealand Herald
Woman showed no sign of problem gambling - casino head -
Dunedin casino tried for failing to bar a problem gambler - Radio New Zealand

Additional headlines...
Woman wins Portuguese slot machine jackpot with 60 cent bet - Lisbon.
Outcry Against Casinos - Ignoring public is a bad bet - Philadelphia.
Star-Studded $2,500 No Limit Borgata Poker Open Event Underway

Videos & Multi-Media...
Casino Royale Trailer Parody
Casino Royale (1967) - Original trailer

Tuesday,  12th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Aristocrat Leisure
BWin (Austria)
Pinnacle Ent.
Genting International
Station Casinos
Party Gaming
Las Vegas Sands
Melco Int
888 Holdings
Boyd Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Nevada & New Jersey             Las Vegas Sun/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada casinos have record July, win $1.04 billion
Atlantic City August casino winnings rise 4.5%
In Atlantic City table game revenues at the 12 casinos rose 7.9% to $130.9 million. and slot win  rise 3.4% to $363.5 million.

Hong Kong, Macau & Australia             Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas SuN/AP
HK exchange rules against IPO of Melco-PBL JV
Melco plans to challenge denial of Macau gambling listing

London             Daily Telegraph
Battered Sportingbet re-establishes trading
Sportingbet takes £400m hit as trading resumes and Dicks battles extradition

Dunedin Casino             New Zealand Herald
Parties trade insults in casino case

ukbetting plc - Interim Results

Genting International - Stanley Leisure offer
Malaysian suitor makes £640m play for Stanley Leisure casinos - The Guardian
Malaysian takeover for UK casinos - Birmingham Post
Casino buyout Royale - £639m Stanley sale deal - Scottish Daily Record
Casinos in major deal - Blackpool Today

Seoul, South Korea             Channel News Asia &
Police bust South Korea's largest underground casino
Illegal Casino Rakes In 130B Won

U.S. - Sports Betting   
Sportingbet stocks tumble but crackdown on internet gambling nothing new

Glasqow             Glasgow Herald
MP claims executive shying away from casino

Additional headlines...
Lottomatica sees merger with unit Nova Prima by year end - Milan
Wynn takes on conventional wisdom -- again - Michael Green. LV Business Press.
Football betting could become legal in Vietnam by mid-2007
Pinnacle Entertainment Director Ups Bet on Company

Videos & Multi-Media...
Anti-Foxwoods Rally in Philadelphia 9-10-06

Monday,  11th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
eSun Holdings
Stanley Leisure
Shuffle Master
Melco Int (Suspended)
Century Casinos
Leisure & Gaming
Penn National
Genting International
Great Canadian Gaming
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

Liverpool             icCheshire/Liverpool Echo
Stanley sold in £639m deal

Las Vegas & Florida             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Deal With Magna Entertainment

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts Completes Sale of its Subconcession Right to PBL

Interview with Dr. Stanley Ho - 29th August.
Opening of Wynn Macau - 5th September
Two interesting tapes in Chinese. The first is Stanley Ho believed to be commenting on the additional competition that now threatens some of his VIP operations, and from the 5th the opening of Wynn Macau as covered on local TV. 

Genting International - Stanley Leisure offer
Genting to Buy Stanley, Expand Casino Network to U.K. - Bloomberg
Genting seals Stanley Leisure takeover - The Guardian
Malaysia's Genting to buy UK's Stanley Leisure - Yahoo/Reuters
Genting launches takeover of UK casino operator Stanley Leisure - CNA
Malaysian firm buys casinos group - The Independent
Genting to buy 80% stake in Stanley Leisure for $1.19B - Yahoo/AP

Liverpool & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   
Recommended Cash Offer by Genting International Investment (UK) Limited for Stanley Leisure plc
Genting International's offer of 860p values Staley Leisure at around £640 million. In mid-morning trading SLY shares stand at 873.50 p. 13.5p above the offer price.

Macau & Australia             The Melbourne Age & Sydney Morning Herald
PBL gets green light for Macau casinos
PBL nabs last licence in Macau

Sportingbet Plc - Statement regarding Chairman - Update
Sportingbet plunges as trading resumes - Yahoo UK/
Sportingbet shares plunge 40 pct as resume trade - Yahoo UK/Reuters
Gambling firm Sportingbet shares plunge
Trading has resumed in Sportingbet shares in London this morning. At 10 am they're down 37% to 150p. Chairman Peter Dicks next appearance in a New York court will be on the 14th September.

Neteller Plc: interim results for the six months to 30 June 2006
Neteller shrugs off gaming concerns

Philippines             Manila Bulletin
US casino investors in Subic wary of Pagcor’s franchise lapse - PAGCOR

Athens             Yahoo/AFX
Greeces Hyatt Regency to change name to Regency Entertainment

Dunedin, New Zealand             Radio New Zealand
Dunedin Casino puts case to Gambling Commission

Seoul, South Korea             Korea Times
Largest Illegal Casino Uncovered

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Grand University director readies casino leaders of the future
MGM Grand University www ?

Additional headlines...
Linklaters wins Harrah's casino expansion work - The Lawyer
Gaming machine clear-out starts in UK - InterGame
The score at the Hard Rock: Casino $260,000, Gambler 0
Casino workers on strike at West Edmonton Mall - Edmonton, Alberta.
Gateway Casinos Says Edmonton Casino Workers Go On Strike
Gamblers Use New Road To Get To Black Hawk - Colorado

Videos & Multi-Media...
daniel negreanu vs erick lindgren - September 2006.
daniel negreanu vs gus hansen - August 2006.
Two classic hands involving Daniel Negreanu from GSN's High Stakes Poker. The second is perhaps the biggest cash hand ever televised. Both clips circa 7 minutes long.

Sunday,  10th September

Liverpool & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia             The Sunday Times
Malaysian firm bags Stanley for £605m
Vegas giants think Britain is a sure bet - Observer/Guardian
The Sunday Times reports that Britain's largest casino operator Stanley Leisure will announce a 860p a share deal with Genting International early next week.

Scotland             Scotland on Sunday
Las Vegas on the Clyde
A look at the deregulation process and recent casino takeover offers from a Scottish perspective.

Macau             Las Vegas Sun - Richard N. Velotta and Jeff Simpson
Destination Macau - Las Vegas gaming operations are building Chinese resort town


Saturday,  9th September

U.S. Sportingbet/Online gambling coverage...
Online gambling firms facing uncertain future - MarketWatch/Dow Jones
Peter Dicks Flushed By Louisiana Gambling by Computer Law - Bayou Buzz

Sp'bet arrest unconnected to wider crackdown on Net gaming - Independent
Sportingbet arrest threatens internet gambling - The Guardian
Guardian Special Report - Gambling
Dicks to attack justice of his arrest - Daily Telegraph
UK firms continue to lure gamblers - Daily Telegraph

Hollywood, Florida             Daytona Beach Journal & Miami Herald
Jackpot win fleeting as casino admits mistake
Jackpot winner left between Hard Rock, hard place
An amazing story. Seminole Casino management had even presented the player with his oversize winners cheque. - Seminole Casino Statement.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Receives Approval to Begin Live Field Trial for 'Wireless' Version of Rapid Bet Live(TM) in Nevada

Wrexham, Wales             BBC Wales
Poker idea wins £65,000 backing

Blackpool             The Guardian
Blackpool in desperate need of supercasino, claims council

Additional headlines...
Revenue rises at casinos - Illinois
Train to be a pit boss without ever leaving your home - An only in America story.
Palace Casino Workers to Set Up Picket Lines Saturday Morning at WEM

Friday,  8th September
Selected gaming stocks   Asia  Europe   U.S.
Shun Tak Holdings
Sportingbet (Suspended)
Wynn Resorts
Aristocrat Leisure
Las Vegas Sands
Fluxx (Germany)
Boyd Gaming
Macau Success
World Gaming
Shuffle Master
Links to quotes at Yahoo Finance

New York             Bloomberg &  IHT/AP
Sportingbet Chairman Makes Bail, Fights Extradition
Sportingbet chairman released on $50,000 bail

London           Clarion ATE - PRESS RELEASES
New dimension to ICE (PDF)
ICEi charts new entry (PDF)
ICE/ICEi/ATE - 3d Floorplan (PDF)

Hollywood, Florida           NBC5 Chicago
Gambler Says Casino Won't Pay His Jackpot - Casino Claims Machine Malfunctioned

Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Shares Fall on Disappointing Fiscal 3Q Results, Lowered Full-Year Outlook

London           Associated Press, Daily Telegraph & The Times
Sportingbet Not Contacted by Authorities
No grey areas under Louisiana law
Doubts grow over Sportingbet deal
Arrest of web betting chief in US shakes the industry
Arrest adds pressure on Internet gaming - Yahoo/AFX

Blackpool - CAP Examination in Public
Hopes high as casino panel hit town - Blackpool Today
Resort 'first choice' for casino - BBC Lancashire
High stakes over Blackpool supercasino - The Guardian
The Casino Advisory Panel concluded their "Examinations in Public" in Blackpool on Friday.

London          GMB Union - PRESS RELEASE
ACAS Talk Breakdown Over Gala Casinos Refusal To Offer Additional 1% Over Two Years In Pay Claim

London          Sportingbet - PRESS RELEASE - 8th September
Sportingbet Plc: Statement regarding Chairman - Update
RS 14:90.3 - Louisiana's gambling by computer law was enacted 15th July, 1997. It does not differentiate between sports betting, poker or casino games.

London & New York
Sportingbet exec arrested on gambling charges - Yahoo/Reuters
Sportingbet Chair Jailed as He Fights Extradition to Louisiana - Bloomberg
Sportingbet chairman held for "gambling by computer" - Yahoo/Sharecast
Sportingbet arrest sparks fears of wider crackdown - Yahoo/Reuters

Sportingbet chair jailed in US gaming crackdown Daily Telegraph
US authorities on a mission - Daily Telegraph
PartyGaming chief accuses America of protectionist tactics - The Guardian

Liverpool              Yahoo/AFX & The Scotsman/Reuters
Stanley Leisure to back Malaysia's Genting takeover bid - report
Stanley Leisure backs offer from Genting

London & New York    
Hearing in Sportingbet detention matter scheduled for 2 pm ET today
State laws lead to Sportingbet chairman's arrest
Peter Dicks lawyer: "Dicks can't be extradited"
Vegas Police baffled by billboard robbery

Las Vegas              The Independent
Last roll of the dice for Stardust casino - icon of 'old Las Vegas'
Stardust to Close in Early November

Additional headlines...
Scarlet's Casino closes - Central City, Colorado.
Casino companies heed road work ahead - California & Southern Nevada.
Diamondhead Casino Corporation and Trump Ent. Resorts extend due Diligence
L'Auberge du Lac Breaks Ground on New 250-Room Hotel Tower - Louisiana
Full Casino Royale Trailer

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