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Archive 2007: 1st - 7th February

Wednesday, 7th February

Wolverhampton                 BBC West Midlands & Experess & Star
Plans for £23m racecourse casino
New Dunstall 'racino' plans

Macau                 Las Vegas Business Press
Macau casino concession rigged, suit alleges
Ho's tentacles dragging successors down ? - Valleyblogs Dave Mckee.

Grand Bahama                 Jones Bahamas
Gov’t Pursues Deal With Isle of Capri

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Citing safety, Boyd silent on Stardust demolition

Moscow                 Ria Novosti
Russia's govt. adopts resolution on tourist and recreation zones

Freeport, Texas                 The Facts
Casino boat’s permit denied

Manchester & Nottingham                 The Guardian
Gambling professor backs casino winner
"Griffiths, who is Europe's only professor of gambling, was hired by the law firm Herbert Smith to work on behalf of an anti-Blackpool bid consortium."
Professor Mark Griffiths - Professor of Gambling Studies
ICE 2007 - Day 3
Thursday, 25th January at the  International Casino Exhibition.

Third and final day and I concentrate on slots from the major manufacturers.

Watch the embeded version or check it out on YouTube at the above link.

Atlantic City                 The Press of Atlantic City
AC smoking ban compromise up for vote

Nevada                 Bloomberg & Reno Gazette-Journal
Super Bowl Draws $93 Million in Nevada Wagers, Down From 2006
Casinos cashed in on Super Bowl bets
Nevada's sportsbooks managed to hold on to $12.9 million despite the Indianapolis Colts covering the spread.

Palm Beach                 Sun Sentinel
Stakes rising for day cruises - Princess, SunCruz duel at P.B. port

Las Vegas                 Baytown Sun/AP
Poker Winner to Settle Jackpot Dispute
After almost 7 months Jamie Gold and Bruce Crispin Leyser have apparently agreed a deal. What took so long ?

Additional headlines...
NEC to join in bid for casino licence
Gambling: Manchester responds to fears over super-casino
Illegal bookie pockets thousands - Scotland
Baha Mar, employees work for a 'fresh start'
Anschutz scales back in U.K.

Video, audio & images
2 Dead, 2 Injured in Wall Collapse at CityCenter Project KLAS-TV

Tuesday, 6th February

Las Vegas & Manchester                 Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Las Vegas Sands plans to bid for UK supercasino
Luck Plays Too Much of a Role in Las Vegas Sands 4th-Quarter Profit

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Announces Organizational Restructuring

London                 Daily Mail
High stakes for first edition of Casino Royale
£10,000+ Only 4,728 copies of the book that originally sold for 10/6d were originally published

Macau                 China Economic Net
A new casino-hotel - SJM's Grand Lisboa opens it doors on Sunday, 11th February.
MACAU thread - vegas of asia
ICE 2007 - Day 2
Wednesday, 24th January at the  International Casino Exhibition.

Watch the embeded version or check it out on Youtube at the above link.

The day started with a dusting of snow. Which equates to almost a catastrophe for the capital ;) Ian

Malaysia                 The Sun Daily, Daily Express & New Straits Times
Go ahead for casinos to recover RM7.1m gambling debts from former CM
UK casinos get nod to recover RM7m debts
Casinos ‘can collect debts from Osu’

London & Malaysia                 The Malaysian Star
Quek bags 25 casino licences
25 of the 89 casino licences awardedby the Gambling Commission under the 1968 Gaming Act have been to Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan's BIL International.

Macao casinos shuffle their dealers’ hands
After Sheldon Adelson's Macau Sand's sacked 160 dealers 110 were snapped up by Stanley Ho' SJM. The article highlights the shortage of croupiers in the S.A.R.

Las Vegas                 Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands profit up, Macau unit disappoints
Las Vegas Sands 4Q Profit Rises 3 Percent, but Shares Fall

Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006 Results

Blackpool & London                 BBC Politics & Westminster - Early Day Motion
MPs urge Blackpool casino rethink

Chester, Pennsylvania       
Casino Glitch Frustrates Harrah's Gamblers
Harrah's Chester

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Systems User Conference 4 to Highlight New Trends and Technology
4th annual Systems User Conference. Feb. 6-7 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

Vietnam                 Thanhnien News
British bookmaker eyes $60mln investment in Vietnam

Waukegan, Illinois                 Reuters & Yahoo/AP
WMS Industries 2nd-qtr profit rises 53 pct
WMS Industries Forecasts 3Q Sales Growth of 22 to 26%

Waukegan, Illinois                 Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Fiscal 2007 Second Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share Increase 43% to $0.33 on Quarterly Record $135 Million in Revenue and 6,930 New Unit Shipments

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegan Makes Her Own Magic With Megabucks(R) Dollar Slot Jackpot
IGT's Nevada Megabucks

Additional headlines...
Barkley's Chronic Gambling Continues
Connecticut casinos to go coinless

Monday, 5th February

ICE 2007 - Day 1
First in a series of films from this years International Casino Exhibition at Earls Court.

Watch the embeded version or check it out on Youtube at the above link.

It's a quick edit of the original and I'm disappointed at the decay in picture quality :( Ian

Macau                 Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Opens Macau Office - First Office/Showroom Outside of U.S. for Gaming Industry Leader

Macau                 Yahoo/AP
U.S. Mall Developer Taubman Centers Is Sold on Macau As World's Center of Casino Gambling

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/Business Wire
Hershey's Signs On To Promote World Series Of Poker(R)
Promoting Poker on Chocolate bars ! Will this deal be to Nevada regulators taste ?

Las Vegas       
Johnny Chan to Create Poker Hotels Worldwide

Vienna, Austria       
Spieler verklagt Casinos auf Millionen
Casinos Austria is facing a Million Euro lawsuit from an excluded gambler who claims he gained entry to the casino by paying bribes totalling €120.000 to reception staff.

Las Vegas & Macau        - David McKee
Trouble in Macao

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz
Touch of Asia in palatial Palazzo - LV Sands project borrows from Macau

Australia & Singapore        Australian
Ho probe could hit Packer

London & Manchester                 Daily Mail & Manchester Evening News
Casinos 'to sue for a change in the law'
Labour donor Mick Hucknall stands to make millions from supercasino
Simply Red star could hit casino jackpot

Atlantic City                 The Courier News
Smoking sections don't work in casinos, group says - New Jersey Group Against Smoking Pollution

Las Vegas                 Poker Player Newswpaper
Janis Sexton Appointed WSOP Circuit Tournament Director

Additional headlines...
For AC lady, luck be a baby; gambler gives birth on casino floor
Genting Denies Reports on Ho
U.S. cracks down on Web gambling before Super Bowl
Gambling: Malta supports raising standards
Gambling addicts face depression, alcoholism - Greece
Club owner’s concerns over poker ruling - Hereford
North Korean heir gambles with his future
Dennis renames gambling magazine - Inside Edge becomes Inside Poker.

Video, audio & images
ICE 2007 - Day 1
First of Gaming floor's films from this years International Casino Exhibition.
Perez Hilton and Other Gossip Gangstars Strip Podcast
High Stakes Poker Season 3 Ep 3 Part 1 - Latest show in 5 parts YouTube

Sunday, 4th February

London & Manchester                 The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph & Observer/Guardian
Casino groups bet on legal challenge
Super-casino city may abandon its site
Casinos in legal challenge over slot machines
Casino decision: questions mount
Amazingly Chris Collison one of the five members of the CAP Chris Collison, is a Manchester City fan and season ticket holder and formerly worked for Manchester county council.

Atlantic City                 Daily Record
Casino worker: 'I had no idea I had cancer'

Gaming History                 The Times
Manchester’s debt to a canny fishmonger

Gaming Investments                 International Herald Tribune
Around the Markets: Investors flocking to Asian casinos

London & Bahamas                 The Sunday Times - Sol Kerzner profile
The Sun King of casinos casts a long shadow

Southern California                 San DiegoUnion-Tribune
Casinos see obligation to help addicts

Broward County                 Miami Herald
Casinos crank up ATM shuttles
Barred from having ATM's on the premises Broward County's new slot halls get round the problem with a complementary shuttle service to the nearest locations.

Additional headlines...
Bill closes smoke ban loophole - Colorado
Lawmakers Want To Ban Smoking In Casinos
A bet that paid off - N.Y. lottery a successful 40-year enterprise
Banks raise the stakes for internet gamblers
Bookies riled over TV coverage

Saturday, 3rd February

St. Louis, Missouri       
Betonsports Cited for Contempt in U.S. Gambling Case

London ?                 Casino Life Magazine - Press release (PDF)
Scarab Casino Management and casino life magazine in strategic alliance

Singapore                 The Malaysian Star
Macau gaming tycoon has no interest in Singapore casino

Manchester & Bahamas                 The Guardian
Be vigilant when dealing with Kerzner, gaming chief tells Britain
Threat of legal fight by dome backers recedes

Miami                 Miami Herald/AP
Bail set for man charged in murder of former SunCruz Casinos owner

Cardiff                 icWales/Western Mail
Casino boss sets up body for addicts - Damian Aspinall/Aspers.

Additional headlines...
Child neglect charge laid against gamblers - South Africa

Video, audio & images
Town crier backs casino petition - audio Blackpool Today

Friday, 2nd February

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/AP
Station Casinos Sets Executive Pay
Wynn Resorts Raises CEO's Salary

Los Angeles                 Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour(R) Partners with the Creative Coalition for 5th Annual WPT Celebrity Invitational

Larnaca, Cyprus                 Cyprus Mail
Committee looks for ways to stem casino spending
Man arrested over illegal casino

Las Vegas                 PRNewswire, LVR-J - Norm column & BBC
Caesars Palace Responds to Allegations
Caesars rushes to Angelil's defense
Casino denies Dion husband losses

Blackpool                 Times Educational Supplement
Lady Luck snubs Blackpool college - Regional Gaming Academy

The Netherlands       
Holland Casino legt criminelen toegangsverbod op

Manchester Regional decision
Rabbis in spin over casino
A warning to Manchester - The Sun takes a look at Atlantic City.
The last resort for Blackpool to turn the tide
Despite stunning upset, Harrah’s not out of the picture - LV Business Press

Blackpool                 Blackpool Today/The Gazette
£700m: The cost of casino snub
It should have been Blackpool
The Blackpool Gazette has started off a petition to get the decision by the CAP overturned.
CASINO PETITION:Sign up for Blackpool - A Gazette campaign

Additional headlines...
Old-fashioned bookies could win big with 2007 Super Bowl
'I lost thousands, my home and my family' - a cautionary tale from Newcastle.
Registered sex offender wins $14 million lottery jackpot in Jensen Beach
Disabled tourists sue Wynn Resorts over accessibility
Hooters sale called 'curious' -
Legal Bowl Betting Expected to Top $100M


Video, audio & images
PA. Gaming Board reveals basis for casino decisions KDKA2/Yahoo
Vegas-style casino in England CNN
Peter Stringfellow Gives Opinion On Casino Sky News
The Wright Stuff - Gambling Ads On TV Youtube
Manchester gets super casino MSN
Desarrollo de una partida
French Roulette training @ Casino de Barcelona.
Casino Zurich - 3d animated film. Amazing. Youtube
News Clip on DOJ subpoenas re: online gambling (22/1/07) Youtube
American Casino Guide Show: February, 2007 - Henry Tamburin ACG
All bets are on - Superbowl betting action in Las Vegas CNBC

Thursday, 1st February

Online Gambling                 Forbes/AP
2 More Sportingbet Directors Quit

Macau Gaming Stocks                 Bloomberg
Asian Gaming Stocks Overtake Sands on New Casinos

Freeport, Bahamas                 The Nassau Guardian
Keep the Casino Open

California                 L.A. Daily News
Problem gamblers multiply in California
California Office of Problem Gambling

Carson City, Nevada                 Yahoo/AP
Nevada Nearing Public Review MGM's Macau Casino Venture

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

Atlantic City                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Poker Legend Back on Top of the 'World' Winning $1.6 Million at The Borgata Winter Open/World Poker Tour Main Event

Pahrump, Nevada                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Nevada Man Wins Largest Penny Jackpot in History
Nevada Penny Megabucks®

CAP license recommendations
Ministers forced on the defensive over gambling -
South African set to run Supercasino to be quizzed by Labour - Daily Mail

Casinos: criminals, victims and a raft of problems - Letters to the Times
More super-casinos could be the Dome’s - The Business
Firm bids for Casino - Scarborough
Stanley to bid after supercasino shock - Liverpool & Manchester
Taking a punt on new casinos - York Press

'Casino panel don't have remotest idea' - Newcastle Journal
Will super-casino bring Coronation Street back to life? Don't bet on it...
Fury over Scots casino scheme - Belfast Telegraph. Stanraer fears
Christians Attack Manchester Supercasino - Christian Today

Manchester & The Bahamas                 The Independent
The great casino cash-in: the Sun King (and his shady past) - Sol Kerzner
Manchester gets its supercasino, but who really knows how it won?

Prague, Czech Republic       
"Alarming" number of gambling addicts raises questions over liberal gaming laws
There are believed to be 130 casinos and 50,000 slots in the Czech Republic which has a population of just 10 million.

Australia & U.K.                 The Australian
Packer partner plays on after losing hand in casino deal - Aspers Cardiff bid.

Douglas, IOM.        Plc - Interim results for the weeks ended 26th Nov 2006

Additional headlines...
Betfair denies bullying on net laws - West Australia
Kim Jong-il's eldest son said to call Macau home
Shun Tak reaps $6b at luxury Macau homes -
Gambling rehab centres open - Hong Kong

Video, audio & images
Manchester hits casino jackpot M.E.N.
City reacts to Supercasino jackpot M.E.N.
Mixed reaction to new casinos
The chair of the advisory panel explains why Manchester was chosen

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