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Tuesday, 7th August

Las Vegas & Japan                   Bloomberg.com
Wynn, Okada Pact May Thrive When Japan Allows Casinos
www.aruze.com
#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 
www.harrahs.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=HET

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
http://lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=6893893
www.fontainebleau.com
 

Washington                   PRNewswire/Harrah's Entertainment
Casinos Across the Country Plan Activities to Recognize 10th Anniversary of Responsible Gaming Education Week
www.americangaming.org/programs/responsiblegaming/rgewpressroom.cfm
www.ncrg.org - The National Center for Responsible Gaming

Russia                   Ritio International - Press release
Ritzio International Raises $280 Million in Debut CLN
www.ritzio.com

New Zealand                   Stuff.co.nz
Casino finally told to leave the Internet
www.kiwicasino.com

Paris                   Bolsamania.fr
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)
www.wynnresorts.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WYNN
 

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
www.camelotgroup.co.uk
 

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


 
 
Monday, 6th August

California                   CBS2.com & Press Enterprise
Main Suspect In Casino Robbery Arrested In Hemet
Second arrest in casino robbery made
www.soboba.com

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
www.tabletrac.com

Macau                   Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Installs Five PokerPro(R) Tables in Macau
www.pokertek.com
www.starworldmacau.com

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

Baden, Austria                   ISA-Casinoe.de
Casino-Umbau startet am 8. August
http://baden.casinos.at/

London                   SportBusiness.com
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.
www.camelotgroup.co.uk
www.sugaldamani.com
www.natlotcomm.gov.uk
 

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
www.aswexler.com
 

Port of Spain                   Newsday Trinidad & Tobago
Slot machines to go

New Zealand                   Scoop.co.nz/New 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                   NewKerala.com/IANS
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."
www.olg.ca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Lottery_and_Gaming_Corporation

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 - KLAS-TV.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesars_Palace
 

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

Dublin & London                   Sunday Business Post & InvestEgate.co.uk
Betting firm WorldSpreads chases two debtors for €1 million
Worldspreads Group - First Day of Dealings
www.worldspreads.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WSPR.L

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.
www.dania-jai-alai.com

Montana                   KXLY.com
Suspect used bomb threat as diversion to Butte casino robbery
www.montana-casinos.com - Casinos in Montana. In reality - slot parlours.

London                   Info4Security.com
Visimetrics win casino contract
www.visimetrics.com
www.thecasinolsq.com
 

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
www.soboba.net

Nepal & Goa                   Daijiworld.com
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.
www.casinosnepal.com

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

Hamilton, New Zealand                   Stuff.co.nz
Loan sharks caught at SkyCity's Hamilton casino
www.skycityhamilton.co.nz

Manila                   Manila Bulletin
Asia Pacific Poker Tour in Manila
www.appt.com
http://manila.casino.hyatt.com - 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
www.purelv.com - Pure Management Group

 


 
 
Friday, 3rd August

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Reports Results for Second Quarter 2007
www.rivierahotel.com

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
www.jethroscasino.com

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

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan                   Global Saskatoon
Casino workers ready to fold 'em
Chips fall for gamblers when Emerald closes
www.saskatoonex.com/emerald/index.php
 

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
http://video.knbc.com/player/?id=138687
www.soboba.com
 

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
www.ideaprokomopen.pl
 

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                   FT.com & Daily Telegraph
William Hill ready for rules shake-up
William Hill can't hold'em, say poker players
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WMH.L
 

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

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.
www.pokertek.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PTEK

St. Louis, Missouri                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results
www.islecorp.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ISLE

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands Climbs on Better-Than-Expected Performances in Las Vegas, Macau
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=LVS - 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
http://finance.y

Las Vegas                   Reuters & Yahoo/AP
MGM profit up on property sales, shares rise
MGM Mirage 2Q Profit Soars
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MGM
 

additional news...
Ivanka Trump Appointed to Trump Board
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=TRMP&t=6m
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 - www.indigovision.com
Men pose as police, steal poker machines - Texas
Vietnam court delays verdict in gambling, graft trial
 


 
 
Thursday, 2nd August

London                   UK-Wire.com
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
www.royal-gaming.com

Nepal, Hong Kong & Goa                   Rediff.com
Nepal's casino feud reaches Goa

Wendover, Nevada                   KSL.com
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
www.seminolehardrock.com

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
www.lasvegassands.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=LVS
 

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


 
 
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
www.boydgaming.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BYD
 

Sealand                   ResponceResourse.com & Vnunet.com
World’s smallest independent state, Sealand, opens offshore casino
Sealand bets on online casino
www.sealandcasino.com
www.sealandnews.com
www.sealandnews.com/the-royal-family/
www.cosmicbuddha.com/blog/archives/images/sealand.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand
 

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
www.gamblinghelp.org - 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)
www.worldseriesofpoker.com

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

Atlantic City                   CBS3.com
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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