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Archive 2007: 15th - 21st August

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Tuesday, 21st August

Macau                  Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao's casino taxes rise 48 pct in first 7 months
Casino loan-shark duo nabbed in Macao
The Macau Government has collected 16.01 billion patacas (U.S. $2.01 billion) in gaming taxes in the first seven months of the year. Gaming taxes accounting for 73% of total revenue.

Tallahassee                  St. Petersburg Times
Gaming talks to keep going - The Seminole Tribe and Crist get more time to reach a deal

U.S. & Nevada                  Yahoo/AP
U.S. Foreclosures Rise Sharply in July With Nev., Ga. and Mich. Accounting for Highest Rates
"Nevada posted the highest foreclosure rate: one filing for every 199 households, or more than three times the national average. It reported 5,116 filings during the month, an increase of 8% from June."

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun
Debt markets delaying deal to purchase Hooters casino

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Harrah's Settles Suit Claiming Female Kitchen Workers Were Subjected to 'Makeshift Sex Room'

Moscow & St. Petersburg                  Moscow Times
Gambling Hall Ban Makes Operators Creative
Ritzio Entertainment Group is apparently looking to change it's St. Petersburg casinos into supermarkets. A majority of the casinos in the city must close by 1st January 2008.

Christchurch, New Zealand        
SkyCity to keep city casino stake
SkyCity cuts dividend
Sky City has decided to keep it's circa 40% share of the Christchurch Casino but the Adelaide Casino and SkyCity Cinemas are now both up for sale.

Queensland                  Sydney Morning Herald
Crackdown on minors in Qld casinos

Lower Saxony, Germany                  Der Standard
Deutsches Gericht erlaubt Online-Casino

additional headlines...
Columbia Sussex sees casino revenue drop in 2Q - Ohio
Move to ensure casino bosses play the game - KwaZulu-Natal.
Fourth person arrested in Soboba Casino heist - California
SF Casino Robbed Again - South Dakota
Staff steal millions from bank, then blow it all in lottery - China
Players launch new gambling code - UK
Drugs, betting and violence galore - and fans just love it - US Sport

Monday, 20th August

Newcastle, South Africa        
Gunmen hit casino, steal R1.5m

DealerEM in Nova Gorica - 3rd to 5th September.. Nova Goricia, Slovenia.

Hannover, Germany        
Verwaltungsgericht Hannover bestätigt Genehmigung der Spielbanken Niedersachsen GmbH zum Betrieb eines Online-Casinos

The Philippines                   Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Group Delivers Agreements for 374 Electronic Gaming Machines at Two Venues in the Philippines

Dublin                  CNN Money/AFX
CryptoLogic launches new casino on World Poker Tour's gaming site

Indiana                  Indianapolis Star
Indiana casino patron's chair was wet with urine

Leicester                  Sky News
Jailed For Robbing Bookies With Vibrator
Junkie holds up bookies with sex toy

Auckland, New Zealand 
Skycity should repay stolen money

Auckland, New Zealand                  Yahoo Aus/Reuters, Bloomberg &
NZ's Sky City profit falls, sees 2008 rebound
Sky City Second-Half Profit Falls 13% on Lower Auckland Result
Casino says growth forecast hampered by building work
Sky City year profit down 18 per cent

Global credit turmoil hits Packer casino
Melco International Surges as Investors Disregard Widening Loss

Sydney, NSW.                  Sydney Morning Herald & ABC News
Iemma has new casino talks
I didn't discuss 2nd casino: Iemma

Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal         & IOL
KZN casino robbed of R1.5m
Newcastle casino robbed

British News...
TV companies to cash gambling windfall
Loan shark victims may get cash back - Coventry
Rhinos swap scrums for poker chips! - Leeds.
Armed robbers target betting shop - Ladbrokes in Corby, Nottinghamshire.
Odds go against gambling group -

Saturday & Sunday, 18th & 19th August

Kathmandu, Nepal                  India Times & Kimalayan Times
Nepal to have ninth casino
Nepal to have ninth casino

Goa, India                  Asian Age
Casino off Goa faces protests

Macau                  Philadelphia Inquirer
Macao slide show
Raising the Stakes for Casinos: Macao's High Rollers

Winnepeg, Manitoba        
Native casino to go smoke-free in exchange for more slots

Atlantic City                  Forbes/AP
Profits Fall for Atlantic City Casinos

additional news...
NORM: Wynn remembers help from Griffin
The business of bomb threats - Las Vegas Business Press.
Detroit bets on glitzier casinos to draw visitors

Friday, 17th August

Macau                  Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Melco PBL Entertainment 2Q Loss Widens on Sharply Higher Operating Costs
Credit squeeze hurts Melco PBL's Macau casino plans-bankers

Providence, Rhode Island        
Malfunctioning slot machine doubled gamblers' money - $450,115

Macau                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Melco PBL Entertainment Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Melco PBL Entertainment Ltd Earnings Conference Call
The live conference call is scheduled for 8:30 am ET. The Melco PBL share price has dropped over 20% in the last two days.

Gaming Investments                  Reuters
Casino operators say insulated from credit crisis

Las Vegas, Macau & Massachusetts                  Yahoo/AP &
Sands Calls $2.4 Billion Casino Opening a 'Massive Step' in Macau
Billionaire Adelson lobbying for Massachusetts casino

Auckland, New Zealand        
Casino investigates loan sharking

Fla. Could Get Vegas-Style Casino Games

additional news...
John Tory Ponders Free Booze In Ontario Casinos
FIFA extends early warning system for monitoring sports betting
NFL enlists Christian soldiers in anti-gambling fight
Miss. casino gross revenue at $266M in July
Bookies targeted by armed gang - St. Helens

Thursday, 16th August

Pennsylvania         & PRNewswire
Slots Arrive in the Poconos - 151 WMS.
First Slot Machines Arrive and Are Installed at Mount Airy Casino Resort

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Review-Journal
With deal signed, Ruffin era on Strip officially ended
Tamares Las Vegas Properties, owner of the Plaza Hotel and Casino have apparently filed a lawsuit against the Elad Group over the use of the Plaza name.

Jerusalem         &
Vegas Casino King Makes Bid For Israeli Media Moguldom
Adelson family donates $30 million to Taglit-birthright Israel
Google news search - Yisrael Hayom

Australia & Germany         & Sun
Packer, Macquarie Pay $479 Million for Immobilien Scout
PBL's German offensive

Auckland, New Zealand        
Gamblers fear for their lives
Loan sharking activities within Sky City Auckland's VIP rooms has now become major news in New Zealand with questions even being asked in Parliament.

Gibraltar Appoints UK Gambling Commission Chief - Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

Atlantic City                  The Press of Atlantic City
Trump calls for repeal of casino smoking ban

Garden Grove, Los Angeles                  Orange County Register
500 turn up to protest casino
Vietnamese American leaders protest casino

Las Vegas        
Counterfeit $80K Used In Las Vegas Casino

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Agreement to Provide Systems and Bonusing Technology to Pinnacle Entertainment

Las Vegas        
Casino crimes highlight Vegas private security role
"Las Vegas employs 2,400 police officers, compared with some 6,500 private security guards"

additional news...
Dad's lotto lies beggar belief - The Sun
Poker player pockets £100,000 - Luton.
Lyceum Begins Search for Fire and ICE Sponsors

Wednesday, 15th August

Port Canaveral                  Florida Today &
Gambling boats resume operations
Gambling Ships Cruise Back Into Business

London                  DCMS - Press release
New Gambling Commission chair appointed
Brian Pomeroy has been appointed as Chair of the Gambling Commission and will take over from present Chairman Peter Dean on 1st January, 2008.

Port of Spain                  T & T Newsday 
Casino bosses expecting the worst

Port Canaveral. Florida                  Florida Today,
Casino vessels docked -Coast Guard shuts down Sterling, Sun Cruz ships for major violations
Gambling ships 8/14
Gambling ships stopped from sailing

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun/LVR-J
Los Angeles couple indicted for using counterfeit bills in casino
60 counterfeit $100 bills were apparently accepted without a problem by Caesars Palace slots.

Kuala Lumpur & Singapore        
Gambling firm Genting prices rights issue at S$0.60/shr
Genting Intl to fund casino project via rights issue

Taiwan                  Sydney Morning Herald &
Taiwan considers placing bet on casinos
Taipei rethink on gambling to boost tourism

Stockholm, Sweden                   Yahoo UK/Business Wire
Interim Report 1 January - 30 June 2007 Boss Media AB
Boss Media Signs Agreement with Ireland's Biggest Bookmaker

Stockholm, Sweden                   Yahoo UK/Business Wire
Unibet Group plc Interim report January - June 2007
Unibet team to disband after sponsor pulls the plug -

Las Vegas         
Traders Don't Bet On Gaming Partners
Doubling Down

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/Business Wire
VendingData Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

Online Gambling                   USA Today
Neteller resolution may affect online gambling industry
US Punters seem to have done better than the companies shareholders.

additional news...
Armed Suspects Grab $9,000 In A.C. Casino Robbery - Tropicana Hotel Room.
Protect Vulnerable from Casino Loan Sharks - New Zealand
Casino robbery suspect arrested again - California.
NFL: Betting on dog fights may be Vick's undoing - Virginia.

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