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Saturday, 14th April

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING - It's not your ordinary union looking at Wynn dealers

Indianapolis, Indiana                  NW Indiana Times
Senate wants crackdown on illegal gambling

Elk Grove school board member blames drugs for gambling debt

Atlantic City                  United Auto Workers - Press release
Bally's Casino dealers join growing movement for union rights 

World Gaming                  MSNBC/Forbes
10 emerging casino destinations - The best places around the world to hit the jackpot
Interesting list. I would replace Manchester & Ciudad Real in Spain with Kaliningrad, Russia & Subic Bay in the Philippines.

London & Greece                  The Independent
Now William Hill launches bid to break up Greek gambling monopoly

St. Louis & Broward County, Florida                  PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Reveals New Brand at Pompano Park - Additional projects underway in Iowa, Mississippi and United Kingdom
The Isle casino at Pompano Park opens at 10am this morning with 1,500 slots, a poker room and four restaurants.

Groningen, Holland                  de Volkskrant & BNR Nieuwsradio
Proces om rookvrije werkplek in horeca
Casino-medewerker eist rookvrije werkplek
Holland Casino employee Fokko Meins is taking the Government owned company to court to force them to introduce a no-smoking policy. The hearing is on the 24th April in Groningen.

County Durham                  The Northern Echo &
Bookmaker looks odds-on to 'revolutionise' betting
Neville Porter plc - Trading Update - Neville Porter

Rio de Janeiro        
Brazil Police Crack Down on Gambling

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Edgar Online

Additional headlines...
Casino developers visit city - New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Gamblers to retain right to puff - Indiana
High court puts hold on casino referendum - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Booze, Bets, Bombs and Butts Boom -
Bishop claims that gambling can damage your personality
UK bookies slash odds of record summer
Casino may be doomed if Brown becomes PM - Torquay

Friday, 13th April

Macau                 Destination Macau - Various dates
MGM muscles in on recruitment
Stanley Ho reportedly in good health
Blockbuster Easter in Macau

Atlantic City                 Insurance Journal/AP, Philadelphia Inquirer &
N.J. Casino Settles Deadly Garage Collapse for $101 Million
Tropicana victims to get $101 million
Worker: Tropicana Project 'Was Being Rushed'

New Jersey & Indiana                 Times Leader/PI & Cincinnati Business Journal
Tropicana’s new owners reduce casinos staffing levels
Job disagreement sparks probe of Columbia Sussex
From March 2005 to March 2006 Columbia Sussex have reduced the workforce at the Tropicana Atlantic City by 18% from 5,052 down to 4,123.

Singapore & Macau                 Yahoo Aus/AFP
Macau chief Ho in Singapore - Edmund Ho

Illinois                 The Courier News
Design of casino gaming floor must always change with the times explained

Atlantic City       
4th group of A.C. casino dealers seeks to form union - Bally's A.C.

Sacramento, California                 Press Enterprise/AP
New sponsors of casino bills benefit from tribal money

Las Vegas        Teams with Travel Partner MGM Mirage

Frank Attacks Online Gambling Ban

Online Poker                 CNW Telbec
Doyle's Room Switches to Microgaming Poker Network

South Florida                  Sun-Sentinel
Talks set to start on Seminole casinos

Morongo Reserve, California                  The Economist
Indian tribes and casinos - The last shall be first

Additional headlines...
Japanese housewife nets £1.7m betting on currency markets
AC Milan fined by Bavarian authorities over shirt sponsor
Irish bookies take £10m punt on Sunderland -
Macau casinos see fewer mainland officials - Shanghai Daily
William Hill applies for Greek license
Casino's gag order of dealers unfair - Wynn Las Vegas dealers trip to Carson City.

Thursday, 12th April

London                 The Caterer
Casinos to see a fall in income when smoking ban enforced
Report from Warwick Bartlett's Global Betting and Gaming Consultants. $295

Las Vegas & United Arab Emirates                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Signs JV Agreement With Mubadala Development Company

Santa Fe, New Mexico       
Nambe Pueblo: Gaming commission greenlights casino

Indanapolis, Indiana        Gazette
Senate OKs assault on illegal gambling

Karlsruhe, Germany                 Bloomberg
"Bavarian State Casino Monopoly Is Legal, Court Rules

Nevada & Macau                 L.V. Business Press
New Jersey law firm to fight Pansy Ho-MGM Mirage opponent

Karlsruhe, Germany                 Die Rheinpfalz/AFP & Reuters Germany
Spielbankenmonopol in Bayern ist verfassungsgemäß
Bayerisches Spielbankenmonopol ist verfassungsgemäß
The German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has ruled that Bayerish Spielbanken's monopoly on casino gaming is legal. - 9 casinos.

Strazny, Czech Republic       
"Ingo" Casinos in Tschechien: Glück im Spiel - Geld für die Nachbarn

Mississippi                 Las Vegas Review-Journal
Survey: Casinos behind upturn - Gambling playing role in Gulf rally
Experts Still See Work to Be Done, But Say Future is Bright for the U.S. Gulf Coast

Manchester                 Inspire Magazine
Faith groups say 'No!' to Manchester super-casino

Llanelli, Wales                 Daily Express & icWales
£3.6m Lotto winner spends the lot in a year...then dies
Lottery winner dies after 'best year of his life'

Las Vegas                 In Business Las Vegas
In Business Q and A - Bill Wortman & Bill Paulos, Owners, Cannery Casinos

Nevada                 L.V. Business Press
Despite big events, February gaming revenue disappoints

Las Vegas                 In Business Las Vegas
In Business Q and A - Bill Wortman & Bill Paulos, Owners, Cannery Casinos

U.S. - Casino revenue reports 
Detroit casinos report record month; revenue totals $123.7M - Business Detroit
Missouri casinos rake in record revenues -

California - Indian casino pact negotiations
Pact on Pechanga casinos fails to win over unions - The Press-Enterprise
Calif.: Casino Expansion Debate Resumes - MSNBC/AP

Amsterdam        to Hold Gaming and Casino Industry Domain Name Online Silent Auction at the Casino Affiliate Convention

 Additional headlines...
Tourism and Gaming - Rural Nevada prepares to embrace foreign visitors
We learned lessons over casino, says Mayor - Torquay
Faith groups say 'No!' to Manchester super-casino
Major illegal football betting ring on trial in Vietnam metro
Judge among 52 arrested in poker bust - Atlanta, Georgia.

Video, audio, podcasts & images
High Stakes Poker S03 E13 1/4
Final show of the 3rd Series. Series 4 to be filmed at the South Point in May.
Poker Tube

Wednesday, 11th April

Mississippi & Louisiana                 Yahoo/Reuters & The Ledger/AP
Harrah's says to build new casino in Biloxi
Casino's winnings have shifted to locals - Harrah's New Orleans.

Las Vegas & Macau                 Bloomberg
Adelson, Former Bagel Seller, Pushes Casino Vision Beyond Macau
Interview with Sheldon Adelson covering his early business background, donations to Jewish causes and his ambition to overtake Bill Gates as the world's richest man.

London                 Yahoo/Reuters
Northern Racing shares dive on bid price blow

Gaming Investments                 Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Drops After Analyst Downgrades Company on Increased Macau Competition

BetonSports Case                 MSN Moneycentral/
Betonsports fugitives are targeted
Significant Cases - BETONSPORTS PLC

Gibraltar & London       
PartyGaming Plc - Termination of services to customers in Turkey

Ireland                 Irish Examiner
Number of casinos almost doubled since ban rejected

Luzon, Philippines                 Manila Standard
2 firms eye Subic casino - Subic Bay top left of inset.

Atlantic City                 The Press of Atlantic City
Casino win inches up 1.3% in March
Table games to the rescue once again. "Citywide table-game win for March increased 4.6%, while slot machine win was flat."

Carson City, Nevada                 Las Vegas Sun/AP
February win increases for Nevada casinos
Yet another miserable month for slot managers. A healthy increase in Baccarat win resulted in table games being up 11.4% while slot win declined 2% compared with February 2006.

Indiana                 N.W. Indiana Times
NWI casinos rake in record $123.8 million in March

Missouri                 Kansas City Business Journal
Area casinos rake in more cash from fewer gamblers

Moscow                 Bodog Beat &
Russia Declares Poker a Sport
Poker is Officially a Sport - in Russia
Could the decision throw Russia's casinos a lifeline ?

Barstow, California                 San Bernadino County Sun
Fight for Barstow casinos renews - Big Lagoon, Los Coyotes tribes are looking for help in Sacramento

Additional headlines...
Nearly 30 People Arrested in Gambling Raid - Roswell, Georgia. 10k to get a seat.
2006 Salaries Increase 7% in Indian Gaming Industry -
How I Made a Fortune at Blackjack... - Press release from
2007 Irish Poker Open Has Its Winner
Marty plays his cards right - Marty Smyth who won the 2007 Irish Open worth €650k.

Video, audio, podcasts & images
"Lucky You" Trailer - Opens 4th May.
MSN Video
"Oceans Thirteen" Trailer - Can't possibly be worse than 11 & 12 MSN Video
Gambling With A Billion - Calvin Ayre. Report from March 2006
Lowdown on Las Vegas
Publicity film with showgirl host. Shouldn't she be at home cleaning. ;)
MSN Video

Tuesday, 10th April

Carson City, Nevada                 Reuters
Nevada gamblers lose $1.06 bln in February, up 2.86%

Lisbon, Portugal                 Diario Económico
Casino de Lisboa arrecada 78 M€ de receitas de jogo no primeiro ano de vida
In it's first year of operation Casino de Lisboa had a GGW of €78 million. 82% from slots and electronic games and 18% from table games. The property had circa 2 million visitors, an average of around 5,500 a day.

Swansea                 Swansea Evening Post
Casinos making progress

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Completes the Sale of Primm Valley Resorts to Herbst Gaming
MGM Mirage Completes Sale of 3 Casinos to Herbst for $400 Million

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Sun
Casinos constantly on lookout for cons - Connecticut gaming commissioner shares scams at conference
Report from the International Conference on Asian Organized Crime & Terrorism that was held at the Las Vegas Hilton in early April.
Asian Organized Crime on The Rise in Las Vegas -

London                 The Guardian
Health warnings boost appeal for gambling addicts, helpline says

Dublin                 Irish Examiner
Revealed: the gambling industry’s bid to block casino ban
A look at the lobbying by GALA,  the Gambling and Leisure Association of Ireland which was established to fight legislation intended to close down Ireland's fledgling gaming industry.

Australia        Telegraph
Fear forces millionaire poker champion to flee house - Joe Hatchem

Great Yarmouth       
Third Yarmouth casino plan revealed
Great Yarmouth has a population of 90,000 and presently has two casinos - a Grosvenor and Stanley/Genting.
Multimap location

U.K.                 Gaming Intelligence Group
Gambling & the English Smoking Ban

Boston, Massachusetts                 Boston Herald
Gambling on Wonderland: Casino giant eyes dog track

Casinos sue city over ballot referendum - Philadelphia Daily News
Resort slots licenses again up for grabs - Pocono Record
Board changes rules for resort casinos - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sacramento, California                 The Desert Sun
Valley's casinos go all in - State hearings on tribal deals start Tuesday

Atlantic City                 Ashbury Park Press/AP
Trump casinos try to block union electoral victory
In the 31st March election dealers at Trump Plaza voted 2 - 1 in favour of joining the United Auto Workers Union.

Gazette claims victory on casino and wins backing of 11,500 - Campaign Gallery.

Additional headlines...
'Casino will be ready by autumn' - Aspers Swansea. September opening.
Casino builder Wynn joins racing bidder - New York
Man charged with robbery at bookies - Bolton
William Hill CEO David Harding exercises option, sells shares - a cool £2.5m - Tax
Cockfighting in Louisiana may be banned

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Betting And Raising The Limit !
Big name Poker players and a Golf game over 72 holes for $1.8 million.
Make your own mind up !
Full Contact Poker
In response to Daniel Negranau's blog about That Golf Game Hendon Mob

Monday, 9th April

Development Company Agrees to Buy Aging Reno Casino

Palm Springs & Sacamento                 The Desert Sun
Casinos lobby for more slots - Tribes asking state to permit 8,500 more valley machines

Sweden                 The Local
Gambling monopoly 'targets the poor'
Game stopped after cheat allegations - 23rd March

Vienna, Austria                 Tirol Tageszeitung
Neo-Casinos-Boss Karl Stoss: "Die Trendumkehr geschafft"

London                 Reuters UK
Plan to sell bookmaker collapses, report says

Additional headlines...
Tribes divided over expanded gambling - Kansas
Woman Charged With Neglecting Husband at Casino - Iowa
Robberies spark changes at two casinos - South Dakota
Two stabbed outside Suncoast Casino - Durban, South Africa
Macau: New job mecca for OFWs - PAGCOR's staff finding new jobs in Macau

Video, audio, podcasts & images
PSU: AoI - Gambling at the Casino - Very strange Japanese? game You Tube
"All In" Movie Trailer - It went straight to DVD ! You Tube
Casinos on St. Maarten - 2 parts. Political candidates casino views You Tube
8 Liner raids - Texas. 200 machines seized

Sunday, 8th April
It's Easter folks, not too much casino news out there.
Wait a minute what's this...

Las Vegas                   Las Vegas Business Press/Valley Blogs - David Mckee
His master's voice
David McKee in his Valley Blog savaging the Jeff Simpson article below. "Jeff Simpson has sunk past redemption with his latest column, which is hardly better than Wynn propaganda".
He has a point !.

Las Vegas                   In Business Las Vegas - Jeff Simpson
Tourism and Gaming - Despite tip-sharing, Wynn dealers still best-paid
The numbers appear to suggest that Wynn Las Vegas dealers whinging last year about being stiffed was nothing more than that - a dealer whinge.

The Paddy Power Poker Irish Open: Day Two

Sacramento, California                   San Bernadino Sun
Gaming talks set to begin - San Manuels seek new state deal for 5,500 slots

Victoria, Australia         
Warne site stumped
Shane Warne launches

Online Gambling                   L.A Times - Editorial
Get rid of gambling restrictions

Alderney                   BBC Guernsey
E-gambling makes island over £1m - Alderney Gambling Control Commission

New York          Post Standard
Oneida Nation would fight for casino - Turning Stone Resort & Casino

Additional headlines...
Police nab casino thief in Manila
Magistrate rules cockfighting is illegal gambling - Tennessee

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