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Archive 2007: 22nd - 28th February

Wednesday, 28th February

Pansy Ho/MGM Paradise - Nevada Gaming Control Board hearing
Las Vegas & Macau                  Yahoo/AP
Nevada Regulators Approve MGM-Ho Alliance in Macau Casino Venture
Partnership called suitable - Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz
Alleged confidential reports on Pansy Ho, Stanley Ho leaked online

Gibraltar & France                  Guardian
PartyGaming closes French website

London                  Reuters & Guardian
Sportingbet operating profit jumps
Sportingbet surprises with strong figures

Moscow                  Interfax & Radio Free Europe/AFP
Luzhkov suggests converting casinos into book centers
Moscow Mayor Plans To Replace Casinos With Libraries

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn reports whale of year - Macau's big bettors push 2006 earnings beyond expectations
In lawsuit, Wynn dealers accuse chief of losing temper

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire & Bloomberg
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Wynn Resorts Loss Widens on Payments to Debt Holders
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q4 2006)

London & Israel                  Reuters
Playtech one year ahead on casino games

London & Blackpool                  Blackpool Gazette & Daily Telegraph
Pressure builds for casino review
Prescott backs call for casino rethink

Manila                  Manila Times
Internet casinos use free San Miguel beer as come-on

Las Vegas        
Sportingbet Plc - Unaudited results for the second quarter ended 31 Jan 2007

London & Israel         
Playtech Limited - Maiden preliminary results for the year ended 31 Dec 2006

Inspired Gaming Group plc Secures 3 Year Exclusive Supply Contract with Betfred

The Bahamas                  Jones Bahamas
Executive Says No One Fired At Baha Mar After Sickout
Major Jockeying For Royal Oasis Deal

Vietnam                  Wall Street Journal
Developers bet on red: Casino planned for Vietnam

Gambling regulator turns down request to review slot machines
Ontario removes video slot machines flashing winning images - 26th February

Singapore                  Malaysian Star, Business Times & Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Genting, Star Cruises not guaranteed casino licence
Genting's gaming licence not automatic: Singapore
Singapore Warns Genting on Casino License
Malaysia's Genting slides on casino concerns

Additional headlines
Measures to protect bookies' cash - Cheltenham
When the numbers were up for Laddies casino plan - Daily Mirror
C-Note Thief Gets 9 Months in Prison

Tuesday, 27th February

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Shuffle Master sees lower Q1 results; mulls options
Shuffle Master Sees 1Q Profit Falling 'Significantly' From Year-Ago Results

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Preliminary First Quarter Results
Shuffle Master's share price is presently trading down 18% @ $20.18

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's profit burdened by weak Atlantic City

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire, Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Results

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Provides Business Update - Announces Legal Settlement of Class Action

Las Vegas                  L.V. Business Press
Musical chairs on Main Street - Tamares changes management, causing 'confusion' over new casino licenses

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania        
Gaming Control Board Provides Online Filing of a Dispute or Complaint by Casino Patrons

Northfield, New Jersey        
Spectrum Gaming Group Hires Three Executives, Announces Promotions

Helsinki, Finland                  Uutiset Online &
Call for Finnish on-line Poker
Finland's Huovinen rejects curbs on online poker

London                  BBC Politics
MPs urge probe into super-casino

Gibraltar & France         & The Times
888 Holdings Public Limited Company Re: Press Speculation
French authorities summon ex-888 chief

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Review-Journal
Blink and you'll miss him - Casino cheat shows how subtle moves squeezed out cash
Report from the recent World Game Protection Conference. Richard Marcus speaking about his career as a cheat.

Ontario        , All Headline News & Toronto Star
Konami video slots pulled from Ontario casinos
Subliminal Messages In Slot Machines Pulled From Ontario Casinos
Slots yanked over subliminal messages - Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation - Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

Blantyre, Malawi                  Nation Malawi
Blantyre to have new Casino house

New Jersey        
Senate is moving toward total ban on casino smoking - Bill would trump A.C. partition ordinance

Additional headlines
Casino jackpot bandit charged - Milwaukee
Casino workers want to meet PM - Trinidad & Tobago
Sun Cruz Casino pollutes bay and customers with sewage - Letter to SP Times
NRL to take slice of the action by cutting deals with gambling giants

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Local Casino Seeking New Employees - Eerie, Pennsylvania Yahoo Video

Monday, 26th February

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Gaming Regulators Examine Alliance Between MGM, Daughter of Macau Casino Operator Stanley Ho
The public hearing in front of the Nevada Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 9.00 am tomorrow in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas & UK         & Harrah's press release
Harrah's Announces World Series Of Poker Europe
Harrah's Set To Launch World Series Of Poker Europe

The Netherlands                  Brabants Dagblad
Gokverslaafde naar Hoge Raad om verlies in casino
Casino hoeft verlies verslaafde niet te vergoeden
The case of a problem gambler who also lost his case against Holland Casino and must now pay court costs of €20,414.

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Station Casinos to go private in $5.4 bln deal
Station Agrees to Be Taken Private for $5.4 Billion by Group Led by CEO

Trinidad & Tobago                  T & T Express
Casino workers form union

London & Manchester                  Mail on Sunday
Casino plan revolt may shorten the odds on Blackpool
"If we had drawn up a list of things that would make an unsuitable venue, Manchester would have been at the top."

Manila, Philippines                  Manila Times
PLDT, Pagcor forge gaming partnership
Abolish or privatize PAGCOR

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Review-Journal - 24th February
Despite speculation, analyst can't see Bally-Aristocrat deal

Blantyre, Malawi                  Nation Online
KaiRo International to build US$4m casino

Halifax, Nova Scotia        
Casino Nova Scotia workers in Halifax seeking to create union says SEIU

London                  The Guardian
Bookies given price to pay to prevent racing blackout

Las Vegas                  Market Watch
Station Casinos going private in $5.5 billion buyout

Winnebego, Nebraska                  MSNBC/AP
Leading Indian businesses away from casinos

Las Vegas                  KTVN News Reno
Boyd to lose place on the Strip for three years
Neon Boneyard gets approval to build new facility

Equador                  Dinero/
Una industria cuyo eje son los juegos de azar

New Zealand        
Greens want gambling site shut down

Additional headlines
Mifal Hapayis lottery threatens to close over dispute about profits
Bookies given price to pay to prevent racing blackout
Appointment of President of the Gambling Appeal Tribunal - Nicholas John Warren
BBC face investigation over show's phone-in scam
Century cans bid for Peermont
Casinos Could Be Next On No Smoking List - Colorado
Intellibot Robotic Vacuum cleans up at California resort and casino

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Poker News - Feb 25 2007 - Pokerzone YouTube
Poker News - Feb 23 2007 - Pokerzone YouTube

Sunday, 25th February

Colorado & South Africa                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos and London & Regional Will Not Make Firm Take-Over Offer for Peermont Global Limited

London                  The Guardian
Sabah mulls reduction in slot machine numbers

Macau                  The Australian
Macau's top risk: too many casinos

London & Manchester                  Sunday Telegraph & The Observer/Guardian
Angry peers ready to block super-casino
Revolt by MPs may force casino review

London                  The Guardian
Brown's tax measure may fail to lure online bets firms back to UK

Phnom Penh, Cambodia                  Peoples Daily
Cambodian gambling company continues to operate gambling of Euro soccer games in Cambodia

New Jersey                  Las Vegas Sun/AP &
Union seeking to organize casinos' security guards
Casino Dealers In A.C. May Soon Unionize

Pennsylvania & West Virginia                  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette & Las Vegas Sun/AP
How slot machines have saved racetracks
Experts say time is right for true W.Va. casinos

Pennsylvania         Times
A month into its operation, has Harrah’s Racetrack and Casino been a boon or bust for the city?

New Zealand         - Christchurch Casino Presss release
Shannon Elizabeth To Shine At The 2007 New Zealand Poker Champs

Additional headlines
Attempted murder charge in casino fight - San Diego
Sabah mulls reduction in slot machine numbers - Malaysia
Golden Palm to be shuttered, sold - Las Vegas

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Crispin Leyser at the LAPC YouTube/
High Stakes Poker Season 3 Ep 6 Part 1 (5 Parts) YouTube

Saturday, 24th February

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany                  Marl Aktuell & RP Online
Modernstes Spielcasino eröffnet - 28 tables and 325 slots.
Duisburg wird Kasino-Stadt

Victoria, Australia                  The Australian
Secret documents reveal pokies goldmine

Melbourne, Victoria                  The Melbourne Age
Casino tower billed as new 'icon' for Victoria

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston & In Business Las Vegas - Richard Velotta
MGM Mirage is undergoing huge identity transformation
Regulators set to discuss MGM's Ho partnership - 27th February.

Nevada                  ValleyBlogs - Dave McKee
Carry my slots back to Old Virginny; Greed at Harrah's

Lake Tahoe                  Las Vegas Sun
Resort owned by Harrah's first to go smokeless at Lake Tahoe
Bills Casino Lake Tahoe

Macau                  Hong Kong Standard &
Girl's $740,000 jackpot must be paid to mum, casino told
Girl awarded Macau casino jackpot
The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has ordered that a HK$740,000 jackpot won by a 16 year old at Sands Macau  must be paid to her mother.

Istanbul                  Todays Zaman
Turkish parliament amends betting law

Bermuda                  Bermuda Sun
Does 'gambling ship' case hold water? - Lawyers fight for case to be dropped

Additional headlines
Four Arrested For Gambling By Dice - Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Southern metro’s largest gambling den goes down - Vietnam
Etherington: I'm fighting gambling addiction - West Ham United.

Friday, 23rd February

New York                  PRWeb
Prime Poker Goes Live

New York                  Buffalo News & Democrat & Chronicle
Seneca impact on WNY economy positive, study shows
Report: Senecas add $1.2 billion to economy

Sydney                  Sydney Morning Herald
Casino stood by as clerk lost stolen millions
An amazing story. A Sydney bank clerk on A$44k a year losing A$8.5 million stolen from his employer in Star City's Kerry Packer room..

Nottingham                  Poker Player & DTD website
Live poker club in Nottingham - DTD latest
DTD Gets The Green Light - 16th February.
The making of Dusk till Dawn - Excellent photos

London                  Daily Telegraph
Brown set to lure web gaming in from cold
The proposed tax for Internet operators is rumoured to be between 2 or 3% which makes a mockery of the 15 to 40% tax presently paid by land based casinos & bookmakers.

Mexico City                  Yahoo Canada/AP
Mexico's Televisa plans big expansion into the gaming business

Cyprus                  Cyprus Mail
Casinos and drugs from the north are the scourge of society

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                  Business Times
Genting may sell oil palm unit, focus on gaming business

Sydney                  Bloomberg, Channel News Asia & Meblourne Age
Publishing & Broadcasting Profit Falls 12% on TV Woes
Casino payouts hit Australia's PBL's profits
PBL to clear $1.9bn in debt, leaving $3bn in play

London                  The Times & Independent
Ladbrokes to bid for at least nine casino licences
Ladbrokes joins supercasino race

Additional headlines
New York man charged with larceny at casino - Connecticut
El Hotel Casino Carrasco será licitado en marzo - Montevideo, Uruguay
Carnival.Com Most Visited Cruise Line Web Site - ranking
Psychiatrist's gambling warning - Southampton

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Casinos are one step closer to being smoke-free
Las Vegas Police Use 'Bait Cars' To Nab Thieves
World Series of Poker Champ Jamie Gold - Steve Friess.
Tournament Winner Says He Was Wrong - New York Times
The Strip Podcast

Thursday, 22nd February

Blackpool                 Blackpool Online/The Gazette
Casino: It's all to play for
Pleasure beach tops visitor league

Victoria, Australia                 Melbourne Age, Herald Sun & Reuters
Gaming licence probe a 'preposterous' waste, says Tattersall's chief
Tattersall's profit soars 54pc
Australia's Tattersalls H1 profit up 54%

British Columbia, Canada        Colonist
B.C. casinos to get glitzy makeover - 'Dumpy' facilities will become resorts in bid to boost revenue, attract tourists - British Columbia Lottery Corp.

London & Manchester                  Financial Times, The Guardian & The Scotsman
Super-casino set for bidding war
Guide reveals plans for new casinos
Terms for casino bidders unveiled
UK says must be no favour in casino decisions - Reuters/Yahoo

London & Gibraltar                  The Times Online
Heavy bets on PartyGaming in hope of a US climbdown

Johannesburg                  AllAfrica/Business Day
South Africa: Sun International Results On a Roll

Vietnam                  Thanhnien News
UK firm stakes US$60 mln on Vietnam’s legal betting gamble - Also Ladbrokes

London                  Yahoo/Reuters & AFX
Ladbrokes eyes supercasino
Ladbrokes FY earnings ahead of expectations; 888 discussions continuing

Ladbrokes PLC - Preliminary statement for the year ended 31st December 06

Additional headlines
'Le Reve' to take breather during remodeling
Vegas struggles to meet construction demand
Phishing attack targets PartyPoker
Government contracts with three gambling groups to be axed - New Zealand
Antigua settling online gambling debts -

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Ladbrokes plc Preliminary Results 2006 Ladbrokes PLC - Interview Kurt Haindl
Europes's biggest card club is scheduled to open in Vienna in April.

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