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Tuesday, 7th August

Las Vegas & Japan         
Wynn, Okada Pact May Thrive When Japan Allows Casinos
#645 Kazuo Okada & family - Forbes lists

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Harrah's 2Q Profit Up on Strong Las Vegas, Atlantic City Results

London                   BBC & The Guardian
Camelot gets nod for UK lottery
Camelot granted new lottery licence
Timeline: the national lottery

Las Vegas                   IHT/AP & KLAS-TV
Structure collapses at Las Vegas casino building site
Structure Collapse Reported at Fontainebleau
I-Team Investigation: Las Vegas Construction Fatalities

Washington                   PRNewswire/Harrah's Entertainment
Casinos Across the Country Plan Activities to Recognize 10th Anniversary of Responsible Gaming Education Week - The National Center for Responsible Gaming

Russia                   Ritio International - Press release
Ritzio International Raises $280 Million in Debut CLN

New Zealand         
Casino finally told to leave the Internet

Société française de Casinos : chiffre d'affaires semestriel en hausse de 10,6%

Las Vegas                   Yahoo Finance/Reuters & AP
Wynn Resorts posts strong profit, shares soar
Wynn Resorts' 2Q Profits Soar Due to Macau Casino, Strong Results in LV

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Second Quarter Results
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q2 2007)

London                   Daily Mail, The Independent & Bloomberg
Camelot promise a £250 million prize draw
Camelot set to hold lottery 'monopoly'
Camelot to Find Out Whether It has Kept U.K. Lottery License

additional news...
Casino Patrons Warned About TB Exposure - San Diego
Vietnamese officials, police jailed for gambling, bribery

Monday, 6th August

California          & Press Enterprise
Main Suspect In Casino Robbery Arrested In Hemet
Second arrest in casino robbery made

Las Vegas                   Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Dealer who defied Wynn can't get new job - Casinos deny they blacklist ex-workers

Oklahoma                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac Inc. Awarded Largest Contract to Date

Macau                   Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Installs Five PokerPro(R) Tables in Macau

Beijing & Los Angeles                   IHT/AP
WPT to sign agreement with China despite country's gambling ban

Baden, Austria         
Casino-Umbau startet am 8. August

Gaming companies agree replica kit code

London                   Daily Telegraph
Camelot gambles on Lottery experience
The winner of the two horse race to operate Britain's National Lottery for the next 10 years will be announced at 10am 7th August.

Gambling issues
Compulsive gambling leads to $1.6M theft - Palm Beach, Florida.
Doctors want laws to control gambling - Thailand
Manchester: church charity welcomes Brown u-turn on Super Casino
Online Gambling Shouldn't be Outlawed Says Compulsive Gambling Expert

Port of Spain                   Newsday Trinidad & Tobago
Slot machines to go

New Zealand          Zealand Government
Gambling Amendment Bill introduced

Baja, California                   PRNewswire, Hospitality Design, Commercial Property News
Ad Valora Announces Two Major Projects Being Developed in Mexico, Including a World Class Hotel and Casino
Ad Valora Announces Hotel and Casino for Mexico
Developer to Bring Condo Project, Casino Resort to Baja California
Mexicarlo - a hotel resort and 40,000-square-foot casino near San Felipe, Mexico, in Baja California.
Google search - "Mexicarlo"

additional news...
Heights casino robbed - Montana
Vietnam gamblers arrested at foreigners-only casino
Viet gamblers nabbed at northern casino
National Gambling Control Commission to be established - Thailand
Macao police seizes man from China's mainland with fake U.S. dollars
Ex-gangster lectures tennis stars on evil of gambling
Mafia man serves up warning - Sunday Times

Sunday, 5th August

Nepal braces for first hostile corporate takeover

Ontario, Canada                   Toronto Star
Casinos not taking chances in court
"Over the last few years, the OLG has settled all 10 problem gambling-related lawsuits launched against it, and four are still pending."

London                   Guardian Politics
New code to restrict gambling ads and sponsorship
The advertising of gambling products on childrens replica Soccer and Rugby kits is to be banned along with adverting on TV before the 9pm watershed.

Caesars Palace Casino shooting
2 Wounded in Vegas Casino Shooting - The Guardian/AP
Gunman opens fire in Vegas casino, wounds 2 - MSNBC/AP
Shooting at Caesars Palace Hotel -

Sports betting                   Yahoo Sports/AP
ATP chairman vows to use 'all means available' in betting probe

Dublin & London                   Sunday Business Post &
Betting firm WorldSpreads chases two debtors for €1 million
Worldspreads Group - First Day of Dealings

Dania Beach, Florida                   Miami Herald
New casino put on hold as Jai-Alai hedges bet
The three Broward parimutuels that now have slots are earning about $85 per machine per day well below the $212 per machine predicted by operators.

Suspect used bomb threat as diversion to Butte casino robbery - Casinos in Montana. In reality - slot parlours.

Visimetrics win casino contract

additional news...
More young people hooked on alcohol and gambling - Irish Post
Close down all illegal casinos now - Trinidad Express. Letter

Saturday, 4th August

California                   San Francisco Chronicle & LA Times
One arrested in SoCal Indian casino heist, one suspect at large
Alleged accomplice in casino heist held

Nepal & Goa         
Nepal's Casino Feud Reaches State
Interesting story. Goa has approved licenses for up to 5 floating casinos. Founder R. D. Tuttle appears odds on to retain ownership of his Nepal casinos.

London                   Slam Sports/AP
Russian caught up in gambling racket?

Hamilton, New Zealand         
Loan sharks caught at SkyCity's Hamilton casino

Manila                   Manila Bulletin
Asia Pacific Poker Tour in Manila - August 24-26, 2007

Las Vegas                   KLAS-TV
Largest Foreclosure Auction in Las Vegas History This Weekend

Las Vegas                   Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING - Lofty plans put on hold as junk bond market reels

Las Vegas                   Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Q+A: Robert Frey - Coming up with the coolest hot spots around - Pure Management Group


Friday, 3rd August

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Reports Results for Second Quarter 2007

Minden, Nevada           Santa Barbera New Press/AP & Record-Courier
Douglas commissioners OK Hillbilly casino
With oil derrick out of way, Beverly Hillbillies casino strikes gold

East St. Louis, Illinois                   Yahoo/AP
Expanded Casino Queen in East St. Louis Moves Away From River

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan                   Global Saskatoon
Casino workers ready to fold 'em
Chips fall for gamblers when Emerald closes

California                   MSNBC/KNBC-TV, LA Times & The Desert Sun
Suspect May Have Stolen Millions During 'Inside Job' At Indian Casino
Security technician sought in San Jacinto casino robbery
Soboba Casino robbed
Casino worker may have stolen million dollars

London & Poland                   Guardian, BBC, USA Today/AP & The Sun
Betfair calls off all wagers on $7m tennis tie
Betting on Davydenko match probed 
Tennis officials investigate betting on match in Poland
Betting scandal rocks tennis
Market Suspended - Martin Arguello v Nikolay Davydenko
Betfair Tennis Forum

Britain: Betting office robberies                   The Argus & BBC Gloucestershire
Robber jailed for raid on bookmaker - Corals. Crawley, West Sussex.
'Betting shop theft' man in court - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

London          & Daily Telegraph
William Hill ready for rules shake-up
William Hill can't hold'em, say poker players

New Buffalo, Michigan                   Market Wire
Four Winds Casino Resort Announces Grand Opening - 3,000 slots and 100 tables.

New Buffalo, Michigan                   Business Wire
Nineteen PokerPro Tables Go Live at Four Winds Casino Resort
The Four Winds casino which opened 2nd August now possesses the world's largest automated poker room.

St. Louis, Missouri                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands Climbs on Better-Than-Expected Performances in Las Vegas, Macau - Up 7% yesterday to $92.31.

Detroit                  Detroit News
Man convicted of using casino chips to launder money

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record Second Quarter Results

Las Vegas                   Reuters & Yahoo/AP
MGM profit up on property sales, shares rise
MGM Mirage 2Q Profit Soars

additional news...
Ivanka Trump Appointed to Trump Board
Gaming chief's exit stirs debate - Pennsylvania
Casinos not doing enough to spot addicts: Ombudsman - Nova Scotia
Light-hearted stunt to highlight serious cost of gambling - New Zealand
Casinos Hit the Jackpot with IndigoVision’s IP-CCTV -
Men pose as police, steal poker machines - Texas
Vietnam court delays verdict in gambling, graft trial

Thursday, 2nd August

William Hill Plc - Announcement of interim results

Vietnam                   Yahoo Aus/Asia Pulse
Royal Int'l Becomes 1st Casino Listed On Ho Chi Minh City Exchange

Nepal, Hong Kong & Goa         
Nepal's casino feud reaches Goa

Wendover, Nevada         
Man Attempts to Rob Wendover Casino
Police nab man with casino cash

New Zealand                   NZ Herald - John Stansfield
Time to deal to casino crime

Tampa, Florida                   Tampa Bay Tribune
'Rock' Fans Jam Casino Job Fair

Las Vegas                   USA Today
Gulf Coast casinos hit revenue jackpot

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/AP, Reuters & Bloomberg
Las Vegas Sands Profit Falls 69 Percent in 2nd Quarter 
Las Vegas Sands 2nd-qtr income drops on expenses
Las Vegas Sands Profit Falls on Costs to Open Casino

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Q2 2007 Las Vegas Sands Corp. Earnings Conference Call

additional news...
Shannon Elizabeth casino tantrum - Australia
Sen. Jeff Smith gets summons at Missouri casino
Baer awaits decision on casino -
Sealand seeks to cash in on online casino bonanza

Wednesday, 1st August

Blackpool                   Blackpool Gazette & Citizen
Council bosses unveil super-casino mega-plan
New plan for casino

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Boyd Gaming Reports Second Quarter Results
Boyd Gaming earnings disappoint

Sealand          &
World’s smallest independent state, Sealand, opens offshore casino
Sealand bets on online casino

Swindon & Cheltenham                   Swindon Advertiser & Racing Post - reg. required
Robber sprays bookies' staff - William Hill
Axe wielding robber targets Cheltenham betting shops - Ladbrokes & Betfred.

Nova Scotia, Canada                   Yahoo Canada/CP
N.S. ombudsman report says changes needed at casinos for problem gamblers

South Florida                   The Sun-Sentinel
Calls to statewide compulsive gambling hotline jump nearly 25 percent - Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling. 1-888-ADMIT-IT

Poert of Spain                   Trinidad Express
Casino workers still worried

Seattle, Washington State                   Associated Press & Seattle Times
Ex-card dealer pleads guilty in WA casino gambling scam
Card dealer pleads guilty in alleged casino scam

Las Vegas               Bloomberg/PRNewswire
Harrah's Expands Schedule for 2007-08 World Series of Poker(R)

New Zealand                  Radio NZ
Gaming machine spending estimated at $950m p/a
More spent in pokies outside the casino than in

Atlantic City         
Thief Robs Showboat Casino In Broad Daylight

additional news...
Gaming board chairman Tad Decker to step down - Pennsylvania.
Gambling's top regulator quits - South Australia.
Betting scandal may shake the industry - US Basketball
Gambling trial starts in major Vietnam graft scandal
Saipan casino petition meets certification requirement
Pokies come under assault - Auckland NZ
PBL, Melco to issue $250 mln exchangeable bonds

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