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Archive 2007: 8th - 14th February

Wednesday, 14th February

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire Releases Card Player TV

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage 4Q Profit Leaps on Katrina Recoveries, Condo Sales

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Las Vegas & Macau                  Las Vegas Business Press & LVR-J
MGM doubles down in Macau - Second project with Pansy Ho
MGM Mirage planning to construct second casino

Nepal                  RxPG News
'Two foreigners at duel' in Nepal's casino war

Rank announces changes to Mecca Bingo estate - 9 Bingo clubs to be closed.

Shanghai                  Hong Kong Standard
Ho secures prime Shanghai site as he remains Macau casino king

London & Sweden                  Bloomberg
Unibet Quarterly Profit Jumps as More Customers Wager

London & Gibraltar                  Yahoo UK/Reuters &
888 says 2006 revenue up 7%
888 Holdings - Trading Update and Q4 2006 Key Performance Indicators

Macau & Las Vegas                  Reuters - 13th February
Sands sees Macau gambling doubling by 2010

MGM Mirage plans new Macau casino

Middlesborough                  icNewcastle/The Journal
Developer preparing to place its bet on site for large casino

Missouri                  Kansas City & St. Louis Business Journals
KC casinos struggle in January
January admissions drop at St. Louis-area casinos

Additional headlines...
La. casinos win $196.9M in January
Security worker suspected of arson at Reno casino
Bookmaker places its bets -
Barcrest sales boss makes Inspired move - InterGameOnline

Video, audio & images
Sands' Asian Bet - Interview with LVS's COO William Weidner. Reuters Video
2007 Hotels and Casinos Summit Reuters Video

Tuesday, 13th February

New South Wales. Australia                  The Australian
Packer's punt on casino

Den Bosch, Holland                  De Volkskrant & Friesch Dagblat
Casino hoeft verlies gokverslaafde niet te vergoeden
Casino weerlegt kritiek

Las Vegas & Macau                  Yahoo/AP
MGM Grand Paradise in Discussions to Develop 2nd Resort in Macau

Las Vegas & Macau                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM Grand Paradise to Commence Planning for Its Second Major Macau Project

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
MTR Gaming Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell the Speedway Casino for $18,175,000

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING  - Harrah's deal was long in the making

Jean, Nevada                 Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Partnership plans housing for casino workers - Liz Benston
Nevada Landing about to sink - Jean casino set to close in April to make way for a master-planned community - Howard Stutz

Manchester & Las Vegas        Street Journal
After a son's death, casino mogul's return - Sol Kerzner.

Manchester & Las Vegas                 The Scotsman/Reuters
Las Vegas Sands mulls Manchester casino

Macau                  Channel News Asia/dpa
Billionaire Stanley Ho raises stakes with new US$641m casino

Illegal slots - Georgia       
Convenience stores reopen minus gambling machines
"Officers seized 132 video-gambling machines containing about $100,000 during the nine-hour multiagency operation".

New Jersey       
Atlantic City Casino Smoking Ban Debated

London                 The Times Online
Battle over betting on mobiles

Additional headlines...
5th Annual European Casino Affiliate Convention To Be Held May 3-5
'Scrap the quango that backed a casino loser'
Blackpool's fury at losing supercasino
MPs back Blackpool super-casino challenge
Dictator’s son takes to high life in city famous for gambling
$1B bet at Pa. slots casinos so far

Monday, 12th February

Macau                 Hong Kong Standard, CNN/AP, Bloomberg & Peoples Daily
Relaxed Ho raises stakes with new $5b casino
Billionaire opens casino in Macau
Billionaire Ho Opens New Lisboa Casino to Rebuff Macau Rivals
New casino opens in Macao
The Grand Liboa's casino has opened with  240 tables and 484 slots. SJM expects the operation to draw between 50,000 and 60,000 visitors daily.

Macau                 International Herald Tribune/AP
Stanley Ho's new Macao casino won't keep him from losing market share, analysts say

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming Updates Website with Additional Information on Litigation

London                 Daily Mail
Civil servant who drew up Labour's gambling law also works for casino giant
Fury as Labour allows betting shops to open 12 hours a day

Singapore                 Business Times
Genting may consider selling non-gaming ops

Singapore                 The Nation
Work begins on first casino in Singapore

Dublin, Ireland                 Irish Independent - Registration required
New laws on the way to control growing number of casinos

Malta                 Malta Independent
Strict regulation of ‘fruit machine’ gambling by mid-year

U.S. & Macau                 Las Vegas Sun - Corrected link
Jeff Simpson on why it's unlikely the online gambling ban will be reversed

Luton                 Auto Express
Vauxhall casino delay

Video, audio & images
Lisboa test animations 2 YouTube
Grand Lisboa Macau LED Display YouTube

Sunday, 11th February

Singapore                 The Malaysian Star
Casino group under probe

Macau                 Yahoo Asia/AP & Malasian Star/AP
Macau Mogul Hits Back at Gaming Giants
Billionaire Stanley Ho opens new casino in booming Macau

Austria                Sunday Telegraph
IAAF oblivious to risk of gambling scandal

Whitefish, Montana                Herald Dispatch/AP & Whitefish Pilot
Mont. officials seize man's antique gambling devices
Antique gambling devices seized

Washington                 Hartford Courant/AP &
Indian Casinos Bound By Labor Law
No free ride for Indian casinos - Judges say U.S. labor laws apply

Washington State                 The Daily News
Gambling commission clears way for more tribal gaming

Additional headlines...
Racing misses chance of a share from casinos boost - The Scotsman

Video, audio & images
High Stakes Poker Season 3 Ep 4 Part 1
Latest edition broadcast Friday 9th in the U.S. Not much action.
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Presently under construction and opening 28th March, 2007.
Haulapai Tribe
New Grand Lisboa Hotel YouTube

Saturday 10th February
The Malaysian Star
Macau casino king plans to strike back at American gaming moguls with new complex

The Raw Story/DPA
Tens of thousands expected at opening of giant new Macau casino
Stanley Ho's answer to the new American competition in Macau, the Grand Lisboa opnes at 10pm on Sunday, 11th February.

Las Vegas        - Ian Mylchreest
Big payday for Harrah's chief - Gary Loveman's potential $94 million jackpot.

Las Vegas                 In Business Las Vegas
Advertisers gain access to casino floor via sports-betting kiosks

Carson City, Nevada                 Daily Telegraph & The Guardian
Camelot puts its money on £250m world lotto
Camelot's plan for 100 millionaires a month in world lottery

Carson City, Nevada                 Yahoo/AP, LVR-J & Las Vegas Business Press
Nevada Casinos Win Record $12.62 Billion in 2006
Casinos post record win
Nevada casinos break record again in 2006 - Abbreviated Revenue Release Index

New Jersey                 Las Vegas Sun/AP
January revenues fall for Atlantic City casinos

Illinois                 Chicago Sun-Times
Casinos' mix of games is never a done deal 

Pennsylvania & New Jersey                 Philadelphia Inquirer
A.C. casinos noticing the competition factor

Additional headlines...
Bookies hit again in one-man crime wave - Cambridge.
Actie casino tegen zwart pokercircuit - Leeuwarden, Holland.
Companies in Iowa Reach Deal to Build Casino, Commercial Center
Saskatchewan's Dakota Dunes Casino set to open later in 2007 - Construction webcam.
To keep gamblers happy, more casinos are serving food at slots and tables
- El Cortez, Downtown Las Vegas.

Friday, 9th February

London                 Clarion ATE - Press release (PDF)
ICE flow continues with exponential growth
The 2007 International Casino Exhibition showed healthy gains in visitor numbers for owner Clarion ATE. The PDF file above has the numbers broken down by region & country. - Press photos

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/Business Wire & Yahoo/Reuters
Progressive Gaming Issues Update on Litigation Matter
Progressive Gaming seeks reversal of $39 mln award - Website not yet updated with the decision.

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Expands Alliance With Elixir Group

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/Business Wire - 8th February
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Termination of Asia Representative Agreement with Elixir Group Limited

Bristol & London                 Western Daily Press
MP's warn of disaster on casinos

Singapore & Kuala Lumpur                 Yahoo Asia/Reuters
Singapore questions Genting over Macau link

Edmonton, Alberta        Journal
Alta. band faces down gaming commission over online casino scheme

London & Gibraltar                 The Scotsman/Reuters
Sportingbet writes off gaming software in new deal
PartyGaming sees profit over 70 million pounds

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/AP
Golden Parachute Cradles Harrah's CEO
"Loveman would collect on stock options worth $80.3 million, stock appreciation rights worth $8.8 million, and restricted shares worth $4.9 million." "Loveman would receive an additional $18.9 million in severance pay if he leaves the company under certain conditions."
Gary Loveman Bio - 2005 Global Gaming Expo.

Amsterdam                 Marketwire
Dutch Government-Owned Internet Casino and Poker Room to Use CryptoLogic Software

Macau                 The Australian
Casino king Wynn open to joint venture with Packer in Asia

Mexico                La Cronica
El PRD propone instalar casinos en México

Online Gambling                 The Register
BetonSports gives DOJ one fingered salute one more time
Neteller funds held by FBI

London & Sweden       
Sportingbet Plc - Software Agreement

Miami                 Miami Herald
Casino where Smith collapsed at center of Seminole empire

Additional headlines...
Camelot reaches for the Sky in lottery bid
National lottery licence attracts only two bids
The £200m world lotto jackpot
Antigua-Barbuda to assist UK in developing gambling regulations
Community funding used for gambling - New Zealand
Villagers kill police after raid on gambling party in southern China

Thursday, 8th February

Belfast, Northern Ireland                 BBC Northern Ireland
Poker club owner is fined £3,000

London & Manchester
More MPs join call for casino rethink - Manchester Evening News
Dome owners quash casino rumours - BBC London

Miami, Florida                 Miami Herald
Anna Nicole Smith has died, CNN reporting

Austin, Texas                 Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Multimedia Games posts Q1 loss; plans job cuts
Multimedia Games Slips to 1st-Quarter Loss

Austin, Texas                 Yahoo/Business Wire
Multimedia Games Reports Fiscal 2007 First Quarter Results

London                 Yahoo/Reuters &
NETeller funds seized in U.S. gaming sting
NETELLER Works to Return Funds to US Customers After US Withdrawal

South Africa       
E-gambling regulation a step closer
Draft National Gambling Amendment Bill

Atlantic City                 New York Times/AP &
Atlantic City Adopts Partial Smoking Ban
A.C. Passes Limited Casino Smoking Ban
From 15th April smoking will be confined to 25% of the Gaming floor of Atlantic City's casinos. N.J. Legislators appear more concerned about tax revenue losses than the health of casino employees.

Charleston, N.C.       
PokerTek Sued in Software Dispute

Naples Florida       
Blackjack Institute® Announces First Group Seminar of 2007
"The cost of this special Blackjack Institute Group Seminar is $899.00" - and that's for only 1 day !

Tories warn of casino 'loophole'

Singapore                 Yahoo/AFP & AP
Asia has room for 8-10 Las Vegas-style strips: US casino tycoon
Las Vegas Sands' Says Singapore Sand Shortfall Won't Slow Building of Casino Resort
AFP Photo - Sheldon Adelson

Singapore                 Yahoo/PRNewswire & Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Las Vegas Sands Marks Development Milestone in Singapore
Las Vegas Sands says Singapore casino to open in 2009

Atlantic City                 Yahoo/AP
Harrah's plans $550 mln expansion in Atlantic City
Harrah's to Unveil First Phase of Harrah's Atlantic City Casino Expansion

Additional headlines...
Hong Kong fretting over loss of tourist dollars - The Brunei Times
Lasseters delivers half-year loss -
Council Slams Casino Dcision - Hastings
Ronnie O'Sullivan Signs New Deal With 888.COM

Video, audio & images
Chip Trick Video With ChipCo Ceramics Chips YouTube
Poker Chip Trick Tutorial DVD Trailer - Yes there's a World Champion ! YouTube
super casino thoughts - a young British chap gives his opinion :) YouTube

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