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Archive 2007: 15th - 21st January

 
Sunday, 21st January

London                 ThisisMoney & Mail on Sunday
Revealed: Secret casino plan
90 new casinos approved in two years

London                 Aristocrat - Press release
Aristocrat CEO to Open New European Headquarters - PDF

London & Atlantic City                 TCSJohnHuxley - Press release
TCSJOHNHUXLEY USA appoints new Business Development Manager for Eastern USA and Eastern Canada - PDF

Auckland, N.Z. & Darwin, Australia                 Stuff.co.nz
SkyCity shells out $34m on casino revamp

London                 The Observer/Guardian
Revealed: march of the new casinos
Minister in gambling laws admission
We are protecting gamblers, not bringing misery and despair - Tessa Jowell letter
Channel 4's Dispatches programme tomorrow at 8pm examines Labour's handling of the Gambling Act 2005 and the controversy surrounding the siting of the single regional casino.
www.channel4.com/news/dispatches/dispatches_home.html
 

Washington                 The Sunday Times 6 The Australian
US gaming probe rocks top banks
US betting probe to outrage UK

London                 The Independent
Approval for 90 new casinos, with more in the pipeline

Guyana                 Stabroek News
Casino bill adjourned - 30 MPs to participate
Islamic body disappointed gambling bill not withdrawn for wider consultation

Reno                 Reno Gazette-Journal
IGT's first-quarter profit rises with fewer slot sales
 

Additional headlines...
Warne at odds with himself over John the bookmaker
Northern Islands mayor backs Saipan casino initiative
Dozens of S. Koreans arrested for illegal gambling in China
 


 
 
Saturday, 20th January

London                 BreakingNews.ie & Hemscott/AFX
UK: Ailing lottery gets new owner
Netplay TV buys Chariot UK's 'monday' lottery assets for 140,500 stg cash
www.streamgroup.co.uk
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=NPT.L
www.chariot.org.uk
 

Las Vegas                 Bloomberg/Business Wire
Loveman Named Top Gaming & Lodging CEO for 4th Consecutive Year

Atlantic City                 Reno Gazette Journal
Sands casinos have 'Terrible' new names
www.terribleherbst.com
www.sandsregency.com
www.primmvalleyresorts.com

Broward County, Florida                 Sun-Sentinel
Ceiling cave-in halts casino's construction
www.pompanopark.com
www.isleofcapricasino.com

Macau                 Hong Kong Standard
$1.6b financing bid for casino resort
www.macausuccess.com
www.ponte16.com.mo
 

Additional headlines...
Gambling firm eye Sealand
www.sealandgov.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealand
Google images - Sealand
 


 
 
Friday, 19th January

Melbourne                 Pokernews.com & CardPlayer.com
Aussie Millions – Gus Hansen Claims Another Big Title!
Gus Hansen Wins 2007 Aussie Millions Main Event
www.aussiemillions.com

Ontario                 Yahoo/CCNMatthews
Casino and Gaming Television Canada Debuts Free Online Games from Parlay Entertainment
www.cgtvcanada.com
www.parlaygroup.com

Vancouver                 Globe & Mail & Yahoo Canada/CP
Great Canadian Gaming posts $9.9-million writedown
Great Canadian Gaming posts $9.9M writedown, pursues $600M in debt refinancing
www.greatcanadiancasinos.com

U.K.                 Daily Telegraph
Showdown for councils hoping to land 'supercasino' jackpot

London                 The Guardian - Letter
Gambling entices our young and vulnerable. They need our help
Mark Griffiths, professor of gambling studies at the International Gaming Research Unit, Nottingham Trent University.

Hollywood, Florida                 MSNBC/Motley Fool
Class III Slots Mean More Seminole Power

Atlantis, Paradise Island               Yahoo/PRNewswire
3 Days to go Until The PartyGammon.com Million - World's First Million Dollar Tournament!
www.partygammon.com
www.partygammon.com/tournaments/million/

Johannesburg                 Reuters South Africa
HCI to challenge casino regulator move
www.hci.co.za

Online Gambling                 Washington Post
Neteller Exits; Online Gambling Won't

Macau & Hong Kong                 Bloomberg
Macau Success Profit More Than Doubles on Stable Cruise Growth 
www.macausuccess.com
www.successcruises.com

New Jersey                 SmartMoney.com/Dow Jones
Atlantic City Casinos Brace for Smoking Ban

Darwin, Australia                 Stuff.co.nz
Sky City shares rise on Darwin casino licence renewal
www.skycitydarwin.com.au
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SKC.AX
 

Additional headlines...
Britons spend on gambling than fruit or veg
Betting shop torched - Cyprus
State regulators shutter Cripple Creek casino - Colorado
Two chief executives of gambling game businesses get jail sentence - S. Korea
Brosnan teams with Las Vegas casino owners for gambling film
 


 
 
Thursday, 18th January

Reno                 Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Slot machine maker IGT quarterly profit rises
International Game Technology 1Q Profit Up on Higher Revenue From Gaming Operations

Reno                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2007 Results
www.igt.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=IGT

Reno                 Networld.at
EU-Kommissar wirft Casinos Austria Verleitung Jugendlicher zum Glücksspiel vor
EU Commissioner in charge of the Internal Market and Services Charlie McCreevy has levied a number of critisisms at Casinos Austria.
www.casinos.at
 

British regional casino plans
Council puts pay to casino plans - Nottingham, the casino number is given as 8 !
Attempt to kill off casino goes bust - Southampton
Call for vote over casino - Sheffield Star
Doubts over coast casino - East Lyndsey - Skegness & Mablethorpe

Seoul, South Korea                 English Chosun
Casino Business Takes Off in Korea
www.7luck.com - Grand Korea Leisure Corp.
www.seoulcasino.co.kr - Paradise Walker Hill Casino

Key West                 Gambling911.com
Legislators Meet in Key West to Discuss New Internet Gambling Law

London                 Net Imperative
Online poker is ‘most addictive Internet application’

Macau                 News.com.au
Macau hits tourism record as casinos boom
www.macautourism.gov.mo

Atlantic City                 Newsday/AP
Man who banned himself from N.J. casinos wants back in
www.state.nj.us/casinos/probgamb/selfex.html

Temulca - Pechanga Indian Reservation                 Morth County Times
Gambling conference attracts crowd at Pechanga
www.cniga.com/wigc07/schedule.html

London                 UK-Wire.com
NETeller PLC - TRADING UPDATE
www.netellergroup.com
http://content.neteller.com/content/en/member_businessupdate.htm

New York & London                 Yahoo/AP, Reuters & Sharecast
US judge sets bail for one NETeller founder
NETeller quits U.S. after illegal gambling charges
NETeller pulls out of US
 

Additional headlines...
High rollers accused of money laundering - Atlantic City
Southwest ends in-flight gambling
Knifeman may have backed loser with raid on 4 bookies
 

Video, audio & images
Team of high tech cheaters caught at London casino Yahoo/CBC.ca
Supercasino D-Day nears BBC Scotland
Online Gambling - Neteller arrests CNBC
Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room - 2005 Commercial Google.com

 
 
Wednesday, 17th January

New York                 The Guardian
Founders of gambling accounts firm arrested
Steve Lawrence, 46, was detained in the US Virgin Islands on Monday and his co-founder, John Lefebvre, 55, was picked up by the US authorities in Malibu, California. Both men are Canadian citizens and hold stakes of 5.9% and 5.5% respectively in Neteller.

Poker News                 PokerNews.com & PokerPages.com
Aussie Millions Main Event – The Big Guns Are Down to the Last 14
Poker Ruled Game Of Chance by UK Jury in Landmark Case

Reno                 Yahoo/AP
International Game CEO TJ Matthews Gets $4.9 Million Bonus
Thomas J. Matthews - IGT Profile

Las Vegas                 PRNewswire
Caesars Palace Loosens Its Buttons With New Pussycat Dolls Casino
www.harrahs.com/casinos/caesars-palace/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml
www.purethenightclub.com
www.pcdmusic.com
 

Gutshot Case... Poker: a game of chance (luck) & some skill.
Snaresbrook Crown Court, London.
Poker Club Manager Convicted Under U.K. Gambling Laws - Bloomberg
Derek Kelly of County Wicklow, Ireland the Chairman of the Gutshot Private Members Club has been found guilty of breaking the 1968 Gambling Act. He will return to Snaresbrook Crown Court for sentencing on the 16th February.
Poker Ruled Game Of Chance by UK Jury in Landmark Case - Pokerpages.com
Poker verdict heralds action against clubs - The Guardian
Poker is a game of luck and not skill, court rules - The Times
Poker boss loses landmark court case - Channel4 News
Man guilty in poker skills caseBBC News
There’s No Place Like Home - David Lloyd, Gutshot correspondent.
 

London                 Daily Mail
Casino bosses hit out at Labour's 'reckless' gambling laws
www.casinooperatorsassociation.org.uk

Macau & Kuala Lumpur                 Hong Kong Standard & FT.com
Ho to buy Star Cruises stake in casino deal
Genting lines up Macao casino - registration required
www.genting.com.my
www.starcruises.com

Glasgow                 Glasgow Evening Times
Scotland’s biggest casino hit by one-year delay blow
www.lciclubs.com

Christchurch, New Zealand                 Scoop.co.nz
Christchurch the 'Gambling-related Crime Capital'

New York                 Miami Herald/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
NETeller ex-directors on money laundering charges
Neteller execs charged in gambling case
Founders of gambling accounts firm arrested
Gambling Enabler Neteller Craps Out - The Register
Neteller Arrests Bode Ill for Online Gambling - Business Week
www.neteller.com
www.usdoj.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/January07/Neteller%20Arrests%20PR.pdf
 

London & Hong Kong                 Hong Kong Standard
3 casino scamsters sentenced

London & Las Vegas                 Business Wire
Cyberview Honored with Three New Awards in First-Ever International Gaming Competition
www.cybview.com

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Casinos put on hold by state gaming board
 

Additional headlines...
SeekingAlpha - A Closer Look at Casino Stocks
Louisiana casinos win $223M in Dec.
Casinos Big Winners In December - Connecticut, The Day.
Congress okays ban of public servants in casinos - The Phillipines
Gambling addict gets three years in Universal Bank swindle - Chicago
 

Video, audio & images
High Stakes Poker Season 3 Ep 1 Part 1 - 15th January YouTube.com
High Stakes Poker Third Season Promo YouTube.com
Casinomeister awards 2006 - Bryan Bailey + Vortran assisting Casinomeister.com

 
 
Tuesday, 16th January

The Bahamas                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Baha Mar Resorts, Harrah's Entertainment and Starwood Hotels Finalize Joint Venture and Management Agreements to Develop Baha Mar
www.bahamar.com

Macau & Sydney                 The Australian
Flood of gaming money into Macau good for Packer

Cripple Creek, Colorado                 PRNewswire
Century Casinos Renews Agreement For the Casino Onboard The World of ResidenSea
www.residensea.com
www.aboardtheworld.com

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Business Press
McCarran slot operations up for grabs - Open bidding will be the first in 22 years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gaughan

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Harrah's employees ill at ease - Pending sale causes many to fear for jobs
 

London - Three Card Poker cheating convictions (Video links below)
Southwark Crown Court, London.
Casino cheats used hi-tech scam - CNN/Reuters
Gang used 007-style gadgets to cheat casino - Daily Telegraph
Gang used 007-style gadgets to cheat casinos - Daily Mail
The poker cheats with a camera up their sleeve - Daily Mail
Poker cheat jailed for hi-tech casino swindle - The Guardian
Jiggery-pokery: Card cheats - The Sun
 

Gutshot Case... Poker: a game of skill, chance or both ?
Snaresbrook Crown Court, London.
'Skill' of poker under scrutiny - BBC.co.uk
Take Me to the River - David Lloyd, Gutshot correspondent. An excellent writeup.

London & U.S.                 ThisisMoney/Evening Standard & Guardian
NETeller shares suspended after arrests
Gambling firm founders held
www.neteller.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=NLR.L

London                 Daily Mail
Doctors urge ban on gamblers under 18
Britain remains the only country in the developed world that allows children to play slots and purchase lottery tickets.
Gambling addiction and its treatment within the NHS: A guide for healthcare professionals

Macau                 Mail & Guardian/AFP
S&P sees Macau casinos overtaking Las Vegas

Las Vegas                 PRNewswire
MGM Grand Dazzles the Travel Industry With the Most 2007 AAA Diamond Awards
 

Las Vegas                 PRNewswire
Monty Python's SPAMALOT Opens at Wynn Las Vegas Starring John O'Hurley as King Arthur!
www.wynnlasvegas.com
www.montypythonsspamalot.com
 

Additional headlines...
Woman shot dead outside Las Vegas casino; husband arrested
Examiner: Man bled to death after fall outside Hard Rock Casino
Yorkshire 'out of running for super-casino'
SUPERCASINOS AND REFERENDA - Early Day Motion 633.
 

Video, audio & images
Poker cheats admit defeat Sky News
Spy Poker cheat jailed BBC.co.uk
Jail for 'James Bond' cheat Blinkx.com

 
 
Monday, 15th January

Southwark, London                 UK-Wire.com
Jailed Over £250,000 Scam
The Sky news report carries picures of the equipment used by the scammers. The Police in operation Advantage Play gained convictions under Section 17 of the the Gambling Act 1845.

London & China                 UK-Wire.com
BETEX GROUP PLC - Trading Update
BETEX GROUP PLC - Licence for High Frequency Games
www.betexgroup.plc.uk
www.betexgaming.com

London                 Sky News
Casinos Lost Thousands
Chinese players using mini cameras on Three Card Poker to pick up the dealers hole cards.

Tinian, C.N.M.I.                 Marianas Variety
Tinian lawmakers want more casinos
Tinian lawmakers want 2 more casinos on island

Kathmandu, Nepal                 NetIndia123/IANS
An Indian and American battle over Nepal's casino industry
www.casinosnepal.com

Buffalo, New York                 Buffalo News
Future is unclear for downtown casino
www.senecagamingcorporation.com
www.senecagamingcorporation.com/SBCC/index.cfm

Singapore                 Straits Times
Casino rules OK, but look at gambling in clubs
When the Integrated resorts open they won't be the only locations in Singapore with slots.

UK                 Daily Mail, The Scotsman, Daily Telegraph & BBC
Supercasinos will cause a crime wave and gambling epidemic
'ASBO' fears over wave of new casinos
It is not the taxpayer's job to 'cure' gamblers - Daily Telegraph Editorial
'£300m cost' of online gambling
UK 'super-casino' plans - Scotsman special section.
 

Additional headlines...
The Christian protest against casino gambling presents no threat to national security - Guyana
French Smoking Ban Marks Cultural Change - Smoking ban in casinos from 2008.
Casino-night business is a good gamble - Southern California
Big chill tests LV shelters' space - Las Vegas homeless shelters are at full capacity.
Mobile Gambling Forecast to Top $16 Billion Globally by 2011 - Juniper seem to have pulled numbers out of a hat.
Gauteng man robbed after leaving casino
 

Video, audio & images
Casino Stock Picks - 12th January CNBC
Wynn sues over his own $54 million mistake CBS2.com
Patrick considers gambling as a Mass. revenue earner CBS4Boston.com
State regulators consider removing smoking excemption CBS4Denver.com

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