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Archive 2007: 22nd - 30th April

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Monday, 30th April

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson hears how tip sharing works, and works well, from an experienced hand
It appears that tip sharing is nothing new to Nevada and the Riverside Resort in Laughlin has been doing just that for 41 years.

Macau                  Hong Kong Standard
Big gamble on Macau
Article by James Rose editor of

Eastern Cape, South Africa                  Independent Online & Mail & Guardian
Two men target casino
Gunmen try to rob Wild Coast Sun casino

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina                  Myrtle Beach Sun &
Casino boat rams into docked, vacant vessel
Coast guard says a fishing boat was destroyed when hit by casino boat

London & Gibraltar                  Bloomberg
888 Profit Rises 55% on Online Casino, Poker Wagering
888 Holdings PLC - Preliminary Results for the 12 months ended 31 Dec 2006
888 Holdings PLC - Q1 2007 Key Performance Indicators

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic        
Instalan casino de lujo en Bayahíbe - el Casino Dominicus opening in July.

Missouri                  St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri loss-limit bill loses casinos' support

Additional headlines...
Seminole Tribe - Ousted leader seeking old seat

Video, audio, podcasts & images
The Real Hustle: Roulette Scams 
Showing punters how to past post. Not a good idea.
Tech Blog/YouTube

Sunday, 29th April

Macau                  Yahoo Canada/AFP
Boomtown Macau running out of space for housing
"average apartments that were going for 300-400 Hong Kong dollars a month five years ago are now fetching up to 6,000 dollars today"

The border crossing into neighbouring Zhuhai from Macau is presently closed from Midnight to 7.30am.

Colorado                  MSNBC/Colorado Springs Gazette
Put money on casino smoke ban - House OKs bill; Ritter expected to sign
Colorado's casinos are likely to become totally smoke free from 1st January, 2008.

Delaware                  Delaware Online
Casinos face rising discontent, competition

Minnesota                  Star Tribune
Judge adds 22,000 plaintiffs to casino suit

Rhode Island                  South Coast Today
With makeover, Twin River tries to be more than the convenient casino

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina                  Myrtle Beach Sun
Locals, county at odds over casino boat issue - SunCruz VIII

Additional headlines...crime and punishment !
Casinos give drunks a fare deal - Seminole casinos in Florida.
Samurai swords 'used in betting shop raid' - Sydney, Australia.
Addict held up Bookies - Stirlingshire, Scotland
Embezzlement victim picks odd repayment - New York
Birmingham woman gets 20 years in gambling slaying - Birmingham, Alabama.
Gunman takes shots at casino sign - Washington State.

Saturday, 28th April

Vienna, Austria        
Diskussion um Poker-Casino
Poker Royal, Europe's biggest card club with 60 poker tables opens today in Vienna.

Russia & South Africa         &
Biggest casino to appear in Russia
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Las Vegas         &
Juan Carlos Mortensen Wins the WPT Championship ($3,970,415)
World Poker Tour - World Championship - Bellagio - FINAL

Online Gambling        
Don't be Fooled by Barney Frank Internet Gambling Bill
The Barney Frank Plan: Who Wins, Who Loses

Nevada                  Las Vegas Sun/RG-J
Sparks, Elko, Hawthorne casinos for sale - Holder Hospitality Group

Las Vegas                  L.V. Business Press - Matt Ward
Northern exposure on the Strip - Las Vegas' center of gravity again shifts northward

Las Vegas         & In Business Las Vegas
Icahn's next big thing - Ian Mylchreest
Tourism and Gaming - Carl Icahn made another billion, his way - Jeff Simpson

Las Vegas                  In Business Las Vegas - Richard Velotta
Tourism and Gaming - More Vegas resorts capitalizing on celebrity factor

Additional headlines...
William Hill slashes odds on living to 100
Muslims shun project funded by lottery
Jockey Club in overseas betting push - Hong Kong
Police need no warrants to raid gambling dens: LHC - Pakistan

Friday, 27th April

New York                  Financial Times
Dollar hits all-time low against euro

Travemünde, Germany                  Lübecker Nachrichten
Im Casino Travemünde wird vom 1. Mai an gepokert

Manchester                  Northeast Manchester Advertiser
Brown backs super casino

Queensland, Australia                 The Australian
Gambling on the social cost of pokies

Las Vegas         &
World Poker Tour Championship Day 5
WPT World Championship, Day 5: Mortensen Faces History
The six players on the final table will commence play at 5pm EST.

Online Poker        
Yahoo Opens Real-Money Poker Site

Macau                  Finance Asia & Hong Kong Standard
New casinos boost property prices but undermine table revenues
Crowded casino sector tipped to pare margins at Macau operators
Statistic filled reports based on the predictions of Morgan Stanley's Hong Kong executive director Rob Hart.

Macau                  Channel News Asia/AFP
Labour crisis hits Macau as casino-led economy surges - A must read !
Civil servants and unions are planning street protests in Macau on 1st May to oppose changes to labour laws that would admit more foreign workers.

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Harrah's Holds Last Shareholders Meeting Before $17.1 Billion Takeover

Toronto, Canada                Canadian Gaming Association
Landmark Economic Impact Study Reveals Gaming Industry in Canada Worth $15.3 billion in Direct Spending Alone

Washington                 CNN Money/Reuters
Lawmaker wants to repeal Web gambling ban

Washington                 PRNewswire
Poker Players Alliance Applauds Chairman Frank on Introducing Sensible Internet Gambling Bill
Frank bill would repeal 06 Internet gaming crackdown

Pennsylvania & Los Angeles                  PRNewswire
Lightning Poker Announces Agreement to Install Its Tables at the World's Largest Poker Casino!

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Boyd Gaming Reports First Quarter Results
Boyd Gaming 1Q Profit More Than Triples on Gain From Sale of Barbary Coast

Macau                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Manchester United Set to Play for Inaugural Venetian Macao Cup

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE to Invest in The M Resort

Additional headlines...
Presidente CSJ objeta casinos - El Salvador
Groen licht casino en speelhal - Holland
Casino stay of three years - Crown Casino, Melbourne
PokerTek Completes Private Placement of $13m Shares to Institutional Investors


Video, audio, podcasts & images
The Real Hustle: Casino Dice Scams
If this is the best they can come up with, I don't fancy their chances ;)
Tech Blog/YouTube
Real Hustle: Slot Machines - Really poor. Tech Blog/YouTube

Thursday, 26th April

Melbourne                  Herald Sun - SPECIAL REPORT
Casino punters lose $9 billion
Our city's big gamble - Editorial
Melbourne's Crown Casino celebrates it's 10th anniversary on 2nd May.

Washington                  Bloomberg & The Guardian
Frank Proposes Allowing Online Gambling in the U.S.
US web gambling ban challenged
Frank Introduces Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007

Las Vegas & Levis, Quebec                  Yahoo Canada/CNW Telbec
Station Casinos Enters into a Patent Licensing and Strategic R&D Agreement with DEQ Systems and Makes an Equity Investment

Nottingham                  BBC Nottingham
Poker club gambles on its licence - Dusk till Dawn
April Progress Report 95% Finished

WPT Enterprises and CryptoLogic join forces for

Isabelle 'No Mercy' Mercier on Breaking Through in Poker

Las Vegas                  Card Player
World Poker Tour Championship Day 4

Online Gambling        
PartyGaming, Sportingbet, Shares Watched Closely Thursday

Phoenix, Arizona         Republic
Millions Seized in Phoenix-Area Gambling Raid
Dozens arrested, millions seized in gambling raid - Arizona Star

Sydney                  Sydney Morning Herald & Yahoo Aus/Reuters
Tabcorp denies takeover talks
Tabcorp says has had no takeover approaches

Singapore                  Brisbane Times/Reuters
Singapore: Monaco of the East

Additional headlines...
Disney Cruise Line inks pact to build 2 new ships - No casinos onboard

Wednesday, 25th April

Brighton                  The Argus
Casino could be transformed into a hotel - The former Sergeant Yorke's.

New York                  PRWeb
Record Number of Attendees and Affiliates to Attend 5th Annual Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam

Canberra, Australia                  Reuters India
Popular Australian gambling game halted after brawls

Lima, Peru                  Yahoo/Internet Wire
Bruce Hotel and Casino to Re-Open Under the Name Miramar - Chilco River Holdings.

London                  Reuters
Ladbrokes shares rise on bid talk - traders

Sydney, Australia                  Sydney Morning Herald
Tabcorp soars on takeover talk

Birmingham                  Birmingham Mail
Tories pledge to support casinos

Macau                  Christian Science Monitor
Macau casino boom: Will the run last?

Gaming Investments                  Yahoo/Business Wire & PRNewswire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Provides Update on NASDAQ Notification Letter
Gaming Partners International Receives Nasdaq Staff Determination Letter

Colorado                  Rocky Mountain News
Union trying to organize casino workers in Black Hawk

Sweden & Denmark        
Scandinavian Poker in Trouble - Poker Tournaments Busted Across Scandinavia

Las Vegas         &
World Poker Tour Championship Day 3
WPT World Championship, Day 3: Money Day

Groningen, Holland        
Holland Casino wil nog niet rookvrij
A decision is expected 15th May in the smoke-free casino case involving Pit Manager Fokko Meins and his employer Holland Casino.

Online Gambling                  eMediaWire Goes Multilingual as it Expands Into New Markets

Additional headlines...
May 23 hearing set for objection in Trump Plaza union election
Gold Reef Resorts has fair odds for a bet
Eateries offered video poker; gambler sues - South Carolina
Ritzio expansion going to plan -
Minister explores possibility of developing policy on gambling - Malta


Tuesday, 24th April

Las Vegas                  PRNewswire
Aristocrat Scores Three Top 20 Wins in Casino Journal's Annual Top 20 Most Innovative Technologies Review

Las Vegas        
Roland De Wolfe Takes Chip Lead Into Day 3 Of The World Poker Tour Championship Event

Las Vegas                  New York Times
In Las Vegas, Too Many Hotels Are Never Enough

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage Chief Executive Lanni Earned $9.7 Million in 2006

London & Gibraltar                  Daily Telegraph
Ladbrokes pulls out of talks with online gambling group

Manila, Philippines                  Manila Bulletin
Gaming firm profit doubles to P126 M
Leisure & Resorts World Corporation - www ?

St. Charles, Missouri        
I. Nelson Rose to Keynote GIGSE

New York                  CNN Money/Reuters & Commercial Property News
Icahn's big scores
Whitehall REP Bets on Four Nevada Gaming Properties for $1.3B

Additional headlines...
Loss limit repeal dies in Senate - Missouri
Philadelphia Park to get virtual table games
Youbet Falls on Potentially Lost License
Man beats bookmakers by becoming 100
Lottery bodies sitting on £1.9bn, claims campaigner

Monday, 23rd April

Las Vegas        
WPT Championships Day 1a: The Phil Hellmuth and Jamie Gold Show
World Poker Tour Championship, Day 1b - More Records Broken

Las Vegas                  L.V. Business Press - Matt Ward
Alas, Aladdin's lamp is out - Planet Hollywood makes long-awaited arrival

Las Vegas & Macau                  L.V. Business Press - Matt Ward
A gritty side of Las Vegas Sands
Lawsuits concerning Las Vegas Sands business dealings with partners leading up to the award of the Macau gaming concessions in February 2002.

Las Vegas                  Bloomberg & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Icahn Sells Four Casinos to Goldman for $1.3 Billion - update
Carl Icahn selling Nevada casinos for $1.3 billion

Las Vegas & New York                  PRNewswire
American Real Estate Partners, L.P. Agrees To Sell Its Nevada Gaming Operations to Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds for $1.3 Billion - Former Flamingo Laughlin.

Blackpool                  Blackpool Gazette
Casino hopefuls plan next move

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Bally Technologies Signs agreement with Las Vegas Sands worth up to $56m

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Expansive Technology Contract With Las Vegas Sands Covering Resorts in Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Key Product and Game Approvals
Shuffle Master Receives Nevada Approval for Some Electronic Table Games

London & Gibraltar        
888 Holdings Public Limited Company: Re Ladbrokes - Merger talks terminated

Problem gambling
Medical News Today/BMJ
Growth Of Betting Websites Carries Added Risks For Gamblers With Parkinson's Disease
Miami Herald
Some problem gamblers folding voluntarily
World Lottery Association
Norsk Tipping will introduce mandatory registration for participation in gaming
The Scotsman
'I'd log on and lose out.. but I couldn't quit'

Brazil                  Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Brazilian police seeks Interpol's help to battle gambling mafia
Gambling mafia bribes judges for favorable court decisions: Brazilian police

Las Vegas                  PRWEb
Casino Playing Cards LTD. Partners with CEO Poker Tour

Additional headlines...
Poker ace finds a joker! - Lucky at cards etc...
Grosvenor UK Poker Tour - This will certainly help :)
Probability plc - Final Quarter Key Performance Indicators
Alphameric cheers new Turf TV deal
The Link Between Illegal Gambling Crackdown and Slots - Indiana

Sunday, 22nd April

Philippines                  The Daily Tribune
Pagcor files charges against judge for closing casino -  PAGCOR

Huddersfield                  Huddersfield Giants
Casino Red announce "Giant" sponsorship deal

Las Vegas                  In Business Las Vegas
Quandary arises with 'What happens here' slogan

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Business Press
Alas, Aladdin's lamp is out - Planet Hollywood makes long-awaited arrival

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Business Press - David McKee
Wynn dealers gird themselves for union vote - Labor action announced after tip-pooling bill dies in committee

Additional headlines...
Dapper robber hits local casino - Montana
Johnny Chan backs casino school - Buffalo New York.
Gambling bills would help private clubs in Pa. raise more money

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