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Archive 2007: 15th - 21st April

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Saturday, 21st April

Missouri                  Newsday/AP
Man Drowns in Casino Moat
www.isleofcapricasino.com/Kansas_City

Japan                  The Times
Rise of casinos could quiet din of the pachinko parlour
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachinko

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gaming board approves poker, blackjack machines at state's casinos
www.shufflemaster.com

Las Vegas                  The Australian/News.com.au
Packer's bet on Macau pays off
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MPEL
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PBL.AX

El Salvador                  La Prensa Grafica
Nombran un fiscal especial para casinos
 

Additional headlines...
University lecturer makes final of NZ Poker Champs
www.nzpokerchamps.com
Pub hopes for full house at poker league launch - Barrow in Furness. Likely Lads
Colorado Casinos Set Record In March
Taiwan's largest-ever online gambling website uncovered
 

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Gambling's Man in Washington 
Interview with the AGA's Frank Fahrenkopf.
The Strip Podcast

 
 
Friday, 20th April

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Provides Update on CityCenter Progress
MGM Mirage Raises Cost of CityCenter Project on Las Vegas Strip
www.citycenter.com
www.citycenter.com/development/webcam.aspx
www.mgmmirage.com

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Gaming Partners Gets Nasdaq Delisting Warning, Requests Nasdaq Hearing

Problem Gambling Research - UK
New casinos prescription for danger, doctors say - Yorkshire Post
Labour's super-casino push 'blinkered' - Daily Telegraph
Doctors attack gambling policies - BBC.co.uk
Supercasino plans could spark depression epidemic warn nurses - Daily Mail
Health Effects Of Casinos Have Been Ignored, Say Experts - Medical News Today
"Gambling with the nation's health". BMJ Volume 334 pp 828-9
www.bmj.com - British Medical Journal
www.rcn.org.uk - Royal College of Nursing
 

Ontario, Canada                  CityNews.ca
Restaurant Industry Angry Over Plan To Allow Smoking Shelters At Casinos
 


 
 
Thursday, 19th April

Tallinn, Estonia                  Regnum.ru
Russian casino may be opened in Estonia
www.ritzio.com - Ritzio Entertainment Group

Tallinn, Estonia                  Yahoo UK/PRNewswire
Videobet Unveils New Product
www.videobet.com
www.playtech.com

Las Vegas & Charlotte, N.C.                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Selects PokerTek as Its Exclusive Supplier for Automated Poker
www.pokertek.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PTEK

St. Louis                  Yahoo/AP
Isle of Capri Casinos Posts 3rd-Quarter Loss As Severe Weather Keeps Gamblers Home
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ISLE

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire, AP & LVR-J
MGM MIRAGE Secures Additional Land on North Strip
MGM Mirage Buying Land Parcels on Las Vegas Strip for a Total of $575m
MGM buys parcels for new center
www.mgmmirage.com

Reno                  PRNewswire & Yahoo/Reuters
International Game Technology Reports Second Quarter Results
Slot machine maker IGT misses estimates
www.igt.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=IGT

Kansas                  Kansas City Star
Casino law in Kansas takes effect today
www.kslottery.com/LotteryInfo/Commission.htm
www.accesskansas.org/krc/ - Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission

Macau                  Hong Kong Standard & Malaysian Star
Galaxy sees red on casino license
Macauís first-quarter revenue surges 44%
Australian exports to Macau jump
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0027.HK

Vienna, Austria                  Bloomberg & bwin 4thQ release
Bwin Reports a Fourth-Quarter Loss After Web Poker Writedown
bwin reports figures for the fourth quarter and the financial year 2006
www.bwin.ag
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BWIN.VI

Des Moins, Iowa                  Globe Gazette
Casinos add more than $1 billion to state economy
www.state.ia.us/irgc/

Biloxi, Mississippi                  Hotel-Online/Biloxi Sun Herald
Casino blames slot lease firm - $1 million jackpot on an IGT machine advertising $8k.

Western Cape, South Africa                  Cape Business News
Mykonos casino spinning off superb results
www.casinomykonos.com
www.grcresorts.co.za

London                  Daily Mail
Blair hints at another supercasino
Support for Labour plunges to lowest level in 20 years - :)
 

Additional headlines...
Trump Entertainment: Board Needs to Boot 'The Donald' - Columnist opinion
Gambling debts led to massage parlour murders - Shrewsbury
Govt decision near on extra money for problem gambling services - NZ
Robbery at bookies - The latest armed robbery was at Primrose Hill, Huddersfield.
New lotto operator to be announced next month - South Africa
Good fortune touches CEO - Queensland & Victoria
 


 
 
Wednesday, 18th April

Las Vegas & Macau                  Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands, MGM Mirage, Wynn Resorts Up on Macau's 1Q Casino Gaming Revenue Results
www.dicj.gov.mo/EN/Estat/DadosEstat/2007/estat.htm
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/cq?s=LVS+MGM+WYNN

London & China                  UK-Wire.com
Betex Group plc - Temporary Suspension
Two of the companies senior executives have apparently been arrested in Beijing.
www.betexgroup.plc.uk
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BTX.L

London                  ADVFN.com/AFP & Lancashire Evening Post
Blair insists casinos will bring investment, regeneration
Blair says casino decision a "pity"

Alderney                  BBC.co.uk
36th e-gambling licence granted
Alderney made over £1 million last year from selling Internet betting and gaming licenses.
www.gamblingcontrol.org

Hong Kong & Macau                  Bloomberg & Yahoo/AP
Galaxy Turns to Loss in 2006 After Opening 4 Casinos
Galaxy Entertainment Report a Net Loss of $195.85 Million in 2006
www.galaxyentertainment.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0027.HK

Florida                  Interactive Investor/AP
Company, Seminole Tribe dismiss lawsuits
www.cordish.com
www.seminolehardrock.com

New York                  Bloomberg
Dollar Falls to Lowest Since 2004 Versus Euro; U.S. Loses Shine
Euro to Dollar since April 2002 - A scary chart
Yahoo - Major Currencies Cross Rates

Huddersfield                  icHuddersfield/Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Casino on the cards
www.casinored.com

Macau                  China Daily/Reuters
Macau economy surges as China gamblers crowd casinos

Saipan, C.N.M.I.                  Saipan Tribune
'Saipan the most viable for casinos'
www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/australia/west_pacific_islands98.jpg

Las Vegas                  ValleyBlogs.com - Dave McKee
PBL makes canny play for Strip access
www.valleyblogs.com/archive/mckee/

Louisiana & Mississippi                 Yahoo/AP & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Louisiana Casinos Win $230.3 Million in March
www.dps.state.la.us/lgcb/
Mississippi casino gross revenue at $265M in March
www.mgc.state.ms.us

New Mexico                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Completes Zia Park Racetrack/Black Gold Casino Acquisition
www.blackgoldcasino.net
www.pngaming.com

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun
Planet Hollywood casino set to open in Las Vegas in September
www.planethollywoodresort.com
www.aladdincasino.com
 

Additional headlines...
Japanese mayor dies after being shot by organized crime figure - ABC News/AP
LV Monorail ridership hits 20,552 a day - www.lvmonorail.com
Fewer gambling operators - New Zealand. 
Gunman raids bookies - The latest UK robbery was in Runcorn, Cheshire.
Don't bet on an end to casino culture - The Guardian
The wearable slot machine, by Girard-Perregaux - 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon
Money on Princess Kylie - 20 to 1 that William is still single when crowned looks value.
 

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Benefits Of Gaming Growth
Interview with Dan Ahrens, Portfolio Manager of the Gaming and Casino Fund
CNBC Video
Casino In Vietnam
Interview with Paul Steelman on the potential for Vietnam's "Ho Tram Strip".
CNBC Video
Newly Built Grand Lisboa In Macau China Light Show Blinkx.com

 
 
Tuesday, 17th April

Singapore                Yahoo/AP
Singapore Clarifies Stance on Genting, Says Minister Was Misunderstood

London                  BBC.co.uk
UK pound goes through $2 barrier
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=GBPUSD=X

Las Vegas, Miami & Sydney                  PRNewswire & Yahoo/AP
Fontainebleau Resorts Announces Definitive Agreement with PBL
Fontainebleau Plans $2.8 Billion Casino on Las Vegas Strip
PBL takes stake in US casino developer - The Melbourne Age
www.fontainebleau.com
www.pbl.com.au
www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/page2hotels.htm
 

Beijing, China                  China Daily & The Scotsman/Reuters
Border casinos hit hard in crackdown
China wins big in crackdown on border casinos
The number of casinos located along or adjacent to China's borders has apparently decreased to 28 from 149 in 2005.

Estonia & Romania                  Olympic Entertainment Group - Press release
Olympic Entertainment Group acquired three casinos in Romania - PDF
www.olympic-casino.com

London                  Clarion ATE/River City Group - Press release
African Gaming Summit debut - PDF
5th & 6th September, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa.
www.africangamingsummit.com

Baden, Switzerland                  Blick.ch & MZBern.ch
Badener Amokschütze zuvor aus Casino geworfen
Amokläufer vor Bluttat aus Casino gewiesen
www.grandcasinobaden.ch

Vietnam                  Thanhniennews.com & China Hospitality News
Greg Norman course, Vegas casino-resort construction underway
New Casino-Resort In Vietnam Begins Construction
Paul Steelman Design Group to build Vietnamís First US-style Casino-Resort
www.shark.com/gngcd
www.fontainebleau.com
www.paulsteelman.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba_Ria-Vung_Tau_Province

London                  InvestEgate.co.uk
Inspired expands into Asia through partnership with Silver Heritage
www.inspiredgaminggroup.com
www.silverheritagegroup.com

London                  InvestEgate.co.uk
Gaming VC Holdings S.A. - Preliminary Results
www.gamingvc.com
www.casinoclub.com

Singapore & Macau                  TaiwanNews.com/AFP & Channel News Asia
Ho says Macau will remain No. 1 in gaming world
Asia looks to integrated resorts for more economic spinoffs

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Wynn Paid $10 Million in 2006 As Company Opens Macau Casino
www.wynnresorts.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WYNN

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
ESPN Announces Lineup For 2007 World Series Of Poker(R)
www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Albuquerque, New Mexico                  Hotel-Online/Albuquerque Journal
Downs Asks Informer To Resign: Employee reported irregular practices at the casino to the state
www.abqdowns.com/casino-action

U.K Poker                  PokerPages.com
UK Poker Clubs & Pubs Object to Gambling Act Restrictions
www.ukpca.co.uk - United Kingdom Poker Club Association
 

Additional headlines...
Gaming industry continues sponsorship of English Clubs
'Security to be boosted after casino violence - Suncoast Casino, Durban.
Federal convictions for video gambling boss, associates - Austin, Texas
Casinos report $147 million in slot wins for March - Connecticut
Father suspects son killed over gambling debt - Adelaide
 


 
 
Monday, 16th April

Victoria, Australia                  The Herald Sun/AAP & Melbourne Age
Tabcorp hits pokies levy lift
Tax slug angers gaming giants
The tax on slots in Victoria is being raised from A$3,033 to A$4,333 per annum. The charge being expected to cost Tabcorp, who operate 13,750 machines, A$9.4 million.
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TAH.AX
 
Huddersfield Hudd Examiner & VitalFootball.co.uk
Gaming company takes gamble on Town
CasinoRed.com new Huddersfield Town shirt sponsor

The official press release is scheduled for tomorrow.
Princess Picture House
www.casinored.com
www.casinoredgames.com
Huddersfield Town League standing

The former Princess Picture House

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Gaming Partners International Delays Filing Annual Report Due to Accounting Deficiencies
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=GPIC

Las Vegas & New York                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Signing of Contract Extension With New York Lottery Through 2010
www.ballytech.com

New York & Lima, Peru                  Yahoo/Internet Wire
Sona Mobile Announces Contract for First Commercial Deployment of Its GLI Certified Server-Based Gaming System
Google Search "Lima Uno SAC" - 2 results.
www.limauno.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=SNMB.OB&t=1y

Macau                  Macau Business - March Edition
Gambling system in danger - Unlicensed Concessionairs & VIP operators.
Saving dealers from gaming addiction - Certification for Macau's dealers.
Beyond the thunderdome  - The Grand Lisboa.
www.macaubusiness.com

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                  Malaysian Star & Bloomberg
Malaysian casino tycoon celebrates 90th birthday
Genting to Award S$508 Million in Singapore Contracts
www.genting.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim_Goh_Tong
Forbes Billionaires - #245 Lim Goh Tong

Singapore & Malaysia                  Malaysian Star/AP & Yahoo Asia/Reuters
Singapore no longer concerned with Genting after suitability checks
Singapore says gives Genting Int'l casino all clear
Singapore Hot Stocks-Genting jumps on go-ahead for casino
Singapore casino project breaks ground - The Nation/AFP
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=G13.SI

London                  Sunday Telegraph
Business profile: From animal magic to a bet on the casino industry
Interview with Damian Aspinall who is non too pleased about Gordon Brown's recent gaming tax increases.
www.aspers.co.uk
www.totallywild.net
 

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson has some good news and bad news for Wynn dealers who support a union
The only other Las Vegas Strip casino where dealers are represented by the Transport Workers Union is the bargain basement New Frontier.
www.frontierlv.com - "Rooms as low as $44.95 per night"
www.twu.com
 

Problem Gambling - Canada & New York                  The Buffalo News & The Tyee
Suicide spotlights dark side of casinos
Broken Promise on Gambling Suicides

Atlantic City                  Valley Blogs - David McKee
Smoking restrictions begin at Atlantic City casinos

Singapore & Asia                  Today Online & Yahoo Singapore
Casino competition hots up, can S'pore IRs take the heat?
Singapore briefs Macau chief on casino plans

 China                  China Daily - Opinion & Peoples Daily
Crack down on casinos
Gambling and porn targeted

Victoria, Australia                  News.com.au
Tatts in $530m lottery deal
www.goldencasket.com
www.tattersalls.com.au
 

Additional headlines...
'Foreigners taking casino jobs' - Trinidad & Tobago
 

Video, audio, podcasts & images
The What-Happens-Here Author Speaks  The Strip Podcast

 
 
Sunday, 15th April

London                  The Observer/Guardian
Poker clubs bet on legal action
The UK Poker Clubs Association has now been formed. The clubs are apparently angry that they must apply for a casino license and can only make charges of £3 per-day per-player.
www.ukpca.co.uk
www.ukpca.co.uk/members.htm - 13 clubs
 

Las Vegas                  Valley Blogs - David McKee
Attila the Yung
Gaming floor is quoted on the Wynn Las Vegas Tip sharing controversy. I held back from saying that at almost $2k a week casino dealers should dummy up and deal :) . Those protesting about the scheme really do need to ask themselves the question - Where would I be without Steve Wynn ? It's good to share !  Ian

Question
Do Wynn Las Vegas dealers really earn $100k per annum - circa $2k a week?
Answer
Apparently Yes. These were the tips in March according to the Dealers News - 295, 283,198, 249, 342, 256, 306 = $1,939 + basic salary.
Please Note. It's not mentioned if this is for the Day, Swing or Graveyard shift.
www.thedealersnews.com

Las Vegas                  Valley Blogs - David McKee
Wynn dealers file for union vote - Tip-pooling bill dies in committee
www.leg.state.nv.us/74th/Bills/AB/AB357.pdf

Las Vegas & Israel                  Jerusalem Post
Adelson pushes casino vision beyond Macau
Reprint of the Bloomberg story & interview from earlier this week.
Adelson, Former Bagel Seller, Pushes Casino Vision Beyond Macau

Tokyo                  Yahoo/AFP
Casino giants line up as Japan prepares to roll the dice

London                  Sunday Teledraph
Business profile: William Hill's thoroughbred
Interview with David Harding CEO of William Hill. Interesting.

Atlantic City                  Philadelphi Inquirer
Unionizing could be dealers' way of . . . Getting in the Game
 

Additional headlines...
First on-screen Bond dead at 89
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310853/
Irishman bids $1.8bn for New York horse racing
 

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