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Friday, 14th December

Macau             Macau Daily Times
MGM Grand Macau opens doors to media
http://portugues.tdm.com.mo/eng_news.php

Zaragoza, Spain             Fox News & Reuters
Spanish wannabe bids for Las Vegas-style complex
Spanish Desert Area to Take on Las Vegas With Massive Casino Complex
There are two Hope's and one's called Bob.
www.tourism-dictionary.com/spain/images/maps/spain-zoom6.gif
www.aragondigital.es/asp/video.asp?video=20071212_scala.wmv
www.ild-plc.com - International Leisure Development.
 

Atlantic City             CBS News/AP
Casino Loses License, Threatens Bankruptcy

Macau             Malaysian Star
Macau casino venture eyes VIP market
www.mgmgrandmacau.com

Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein             CBS News/AP
Kieler Landtag zementiert Glücksspiel-Monopol - Lotto monopoly maintained.
www.lotto-sh.de

Osnabrück, Niedersachsen             Neue-oz.de
Spielbank zieht im März um - New location for the Osnabrück Spielbank.
www.spielbank-osnabrueck.de

Queensland, Australia             NineMSN & The Australian
Chinese woman jailed over casino scam
Woman jailed over $750,000 casino scam
The players used a card stolen the previous evening to manipulate a series of coup's at Jupiters Casino in May 2005.

Las Vegas, Nevada             Yahoo/AP
Casino Executives Slam Gambling Tax Hike Plan, Offer Alternatives

Las Vegas             CardPlayer.com
Day 1A at the WPT Doyle Brunson Classic
Day 1B of the WPT Doyle Brunson Classic
www.worldpokertour.com/tournament/
 

additional headlines...
The Palazzo Las Vegas to Take Center Stage at 2008 Rose Parade(R)
MGM Mirage CEO Lanni Sells 50,000 Shares
WMS predicts casinos poised to upgrade technology
Cost of Mohegan Sun expansion rises by $185 million
Lotto balls-up - Fake start button on Camelot's Lottery machine
 


 
 
Thursday, 13th December

Macau             Quote.com/AFP
MGM Grand Macau says funding secured for expansion
www.mgmgrandmacau.com

Atlantic City             Yahoo/AP
Tropicana Appeals N.J. License Denial

Great Yarmouth             Norwich Evening News
Ambitious plans for £35m leisure complex
www.goldenmile.org.uk

Reading             Reading Evening Post
Public safety scuppers casino scheme - Rank Group planning permission rejection.

Atlantic City             Philadelphia Inquirer
N.J. casino commission denies license to Tropicana
www.tropicana.net
www.columbiasussex.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Sussex
 

Botswana & South Africa             AllAfrica.com/The Reporter 
Peermont reopens casinos after takeover
www.peermont.com

Las Vegas             The Australian
Packer bets house on US casinos
8400 pokies for Packer
www.cannerycasinos.com www.meadowsgaming.com
www.rampartcasino.com www.oaktreecapital.com
www.nvpalace.com http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CWN.AX

London             The Times, Daily Mirror & Bloomberg
Rank axes dividend to stave off breaches
Bingo clubs on the ropes - Mecca attendance down from 350,000 to 300,000 a week.
Rank Reports Weaker Sales Growth and Scraps Dividend
Smoke ban and law changes hit Rank

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Series of Poker(R) to Award Trophy to $50,000 Event Champion in Memory of Poker Great 'Chip' Reese
www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Melbourne             SMH, News.com.au & ABC News
Casino faces court over 'amoral conduct'
Crown casino to go to trial over banned addict gambler claims
Casino sued by problem gambler

Sofia, Bulgaria             Novinite.com
Bulgarian MPs Reject Gambling Law Amendments
www.eurochance.bg
www.eurofootball.bg

Baltic States             Baltic Times
Olympic: the king of Baltic casinos
Gaming operators face tough ad laws
www.olympic-casino.com

Singapore             Straits Times
2 men jailed, fined, for running consulate 'casino'
Businessmen jailed, fined for funding casino in Senegal consulate

St. Louis, Missouri             Online-Casinos.com
Online Gambling's Carruthers Speaks
www.davidcarruthers.com
 

additional headlines...
Gaming center owner seeks councilors’ nod - Philippines
BWIN studying legal challenge to fine - €50,000 fine for the Austrian company.
Groupe Partouche Q4 sales turn higher, limiting FY drop
2 groups reveal details of casino-resort plans - Sumner County, Kansas.
Lord Condon gambling talk spurs on IOC
Casino bus erupts in flames, but intrepid gamblers press on
 


 
 
Wednesday, 12th December

Las Vegas & Australia             Herald Sun
Four casinos crown James Packer Cannery row
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Las_Vegas
http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/1874/lvtower1qv0.jpg
www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/las_vegas_tower.htm

Pennsylvania             Yahoo/Business Wire & bizjournals.com
Penn National Gaming Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Certain Funds Managed by Affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC and Centerbridge Partners L.P.
Partnership to acquire Penn Gaming
www.pngaming.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PENN

North Carolina             Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces Expanded Distribution for Heads-Up Challenge World Series of Poker Edition
www.cosmicvideo.co.uk
www.gekay.com
 

Las Vegas & Sydney             Yahoo Aus/Reuters, IHT/AP & News.com.au
Australia's Crown in $1.75 bln casino buy
Australia's Crown Ltd. buys Cannery Casino Resorts for $1.75 billion
Crown to buy Cannery Casino Resorts
www.cannerycasinos.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannery_Casino_and_Hotel
www.crowncasino.com.au
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CWN.AX
 

London             UK-Wire.com, Reuters & Yahoo/AFX
Rank Group PLC Trading update - 49 weeks to 9 December 2007
Rank's bingo, casino woes persist, scraps dividend
Rank scraps final dividend blaming uncertain outlook for 2008
www.rank.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=RNK.L
 

Pittsburgh             New York Times & Yahoo/AP
For Casino Owner, Winning a License Was Not a Matter of Luck - Don Barden
Ground Broken on Pittsburgh Casino; April 2009 Opening Expected
www.fitzgeralds.com/pittsburgh/
www.majesticstar.com/corporate/

Santiago, Chile             AllAfrica.com/Business Day
South Africa: Sun International Buys Into Chilean Casino
El Casino Más Grande de Sudamérica en San Francisco de Mostazal - Chile
www.scj.cl - Superintendencia de Casinos de Juego
 

additional headlines...
La. Casinos Win $202.8 Million
Chip Reese And Another Online Scandal - Sports Podcast 12/11/2007
Managing Editor Fired From Bluff for Full Tilt Cheating - PokerWorks.com
Net poker a busted flush - Sportingbet - PokerNewsToday.com
Demerger and Direct and Indirect Changes in Ownership of MPEL
Antigua eyes big win against U.S. in gambling case
 


 
 
Tuesday, 11th December

Carson City, Nevada             Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Nevada gamblers lose $1.16 bln in October
Nevada Casinos Report Record October Win
The win on Baccarat was $108.2 million, up 338% and on mini-baccarat $13.8 million, up 16.7%. Table game win was up 21% and slots 5%.
http://gaming.nv.gov/mrrindex.htm

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage COO James Murren Exercises Options for 50,000 Shares
MGM Mirage Chief Executive Terrence J. Lanni Sells 50,000 Shares

Macau & Hong Kong             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
CotaiJet Service Temporarily Suspended Due to Macao Legal Proceedings
Las Vegas Sands Temporarily Suspends Ferry Service on CotaiJet
Macau English News

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Up on Possible CEO Change
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=SHFL&t=5d
www.shufflemaster.com

Hong Kong             Quote.com
Hong Kong's A-Max to raise 1.95 bln hkd via share placement
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0959.HK

Atlantic City             Reuters & Philadelphia Inquirer
Atlantic City casino win down 7.7% in November
A.C. casinos take down nearly 8%
A.C. casinos continue to lose cash to Pa.'s slots
"Slot revenue dropped 12.2%, while table game winnings were up 4.4%, the regulator said."
www.nj.gov/casinos/home/news/pdf/200711_revenue.pdf
 

New Zealand             New Zealand Herald
Casino forced to reveal details on big spenders
Perhaps this is the reason why there's believed to be only 1 bidder for Sky City Entertainment Group.
www.pgfnz.co.nz
www.gamblingcom.govt.nz
www.skycityauckland.co.nz
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=SKC.AX&t=6m
 

New Zealand             New Zealand Herald & Scoop.co.nz
Gambling hits poor hardest
Politicians should heed gambling survey
www.hsc.org.nz/problem-gambling.html
www.ourproblem.org.nz

Carson City, Nevada             Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada casino group files court challenge of tax hike plan
www.nevadaresorts.org - Nevada Resort Association

Washington & London             Earth Times/PRNewswire
British Government Endorses U.S. Regulation of Internet Gambling
Press release from an organisation called the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative
www.safeandsecureig.org
www.safeandsecureig.org/endorsers.html

Peru             La República
Cierran casino e incautan 115 máquinas tragamonedas
Illegal slot seizure in San Juan de Miraflores. Pervian police have so far seized 2,000 illegal slots in 2007. 319 were destroyed on 5th December.

Montevideo, Uruquay             El Pais
Ehrlich ordena una investigación en otro casino
 

additional headlines...
Casino owner won't heed 'ridiculous' design request - Pittsburgh
Six-month wait for Betfair ruling - Western Australia
Green light for Chile casino project - Sun International & Region Six ?
Casino deal could hurt local gaming facilities - Orlando
Elixir Gaming Technologies to Receive $40 Million of Net Proceeds as a Result of Warrant Exercise
 


 
 
Monday, 10th December

Macau             MacauDailyBlog.com
Ponte 16 Casino Rumoured to Open 30 January 2008
MGM Grand Macau Opening 18 December 2007
www.ponte16.com.mo
www.mgmgrandmacau.com
MGM Grand Macau - YouTube

Macau             TDM Daily News
Cotai Water Jet operations suspended - Macau English News

Russia & Germany             Moscow Times/Bloomberg
Ritzio Betting on Europe as Russia Restricts Gambling
www.ritzio.com

Macau             AFP/Google & The Nation - Thailand
Macau casinos victims of colossal Vegas-style scam: report
Macau casinos losing billions to illegal side betting
"the respondents said the illegal activity represented 78% of the official market for VIP gamblers."
www.scmp.com/files/SCMP/Opinion/Static%20Files/SCM_News_cartoon.3.jpg

Sheffield             Sheffield Star
£21m investment in St Paul's project - Stanley Casinos 1st Op. in Sheffield.

Oldbury, West Midlands             FT.com
Midlands developer offers boost for Rank
www.richardsonscapital.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=RNK.L

Las Vegas             CBS2 Palm Springs
Caesars raises upper limit on games to $50,000 per hand

New York             International Herald Tribune
After a century, one-armed bandit gets a makeover
 

additional headlines...
Tinian project on hold pending Bill
La Fiesta Mall - Saipan
Tahoe casino owned by Sinatra ordered to fix fire alarm system
Australian casino operator Crown assigned 'BBB' long-term IDR - Fitch
$1.9m Lotto ticket hiding in drawer
Large casino planned for Deadwood
 


 
 
Sunday, 9th December
Ricky Hatton v's Floyd Mayweather
Hit Man sunk - Hatton's dream ended in tenth round by Mayweather
Dominant Mayweather stops Hatton
Ricky is defeated
Hatton defeat saves bookies £10m

London & Malaysia             The Observer
Is Genting playing a long game with its new stake in Rank?

Connecticut             Norwich Bulletin
Foxwoods objections don’t deter dealers

South Florida             Myrtle Beach Sun
Lavish casinos expand South Florida's gaming
 

additional headlines...
Gambling on a fall in house values
Tinian casino project on hold because of Saipan gaming bill
 


 
 
Saturday, 8th December
Ricky Hatton v's Floyd Mayweather
Hatton/Floyd clash at MGM weigh-in
Hatton fans weigh-in to Vegas hype
Google News search - Hatton

Beijing, China             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
PacificNet Signs Agreement to Acquire Octavian International - Global Provider of Gaming Technology
China-Based PacificNet to Acquire UK-Based Gaming Developer Octavian International
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PACT
www.pacificnet.com
www.octavianonline.com
www.octavianonline.com/details.asp?id=27&sid=7 - Executive profiles
 

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Stretching out the fun time - 'Guaranteed Play' machines provide a set number of hands for a set price
Guaranteed Entertainment with Guaranteed Play™ - IGT
www.guaranteedplay.com
www.walkerdigital.com

Boston             Boston Globe
Groups mobilize against casinos
www.casinofreemass.org

London             Daily Mirror & The Guardian
Kieren Fallon walks free - Jockey walks free as race fix trial collapses in farce
Fallon in the clear as £10m case collapses
 

additional headlines...
Penn Only Casino Application for Kansas
Third suspect arrested in casino theft
 

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