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Archive 2007: 1st - 7th January

Sunday, 7th January

Blackpool                  The Observer/Guardian
A pie, a pint - and a billion
Trevor Hemmings, whos investments in Blackpool could payoff big time on the 30th January.
Guardian Special Report - Gambling

Miami                  Sun-Sentinel
Inmate says it's a lie he killed Boulis

Macau                  ABC News & The Observer/Guardian
Chinese Casinos Take on Vegas
Taking a gamble on the Asian Las Vegas

London & Hollywood, Florida                  Sunday Times
Crunch time for Hard Rock Cafe

Auckland, New Zealand         & IOL
New Zealand casino staff wearing flea collars - Carpet infestation
Fleas cash in at cosy casino

Additional headlines...
Pasig casino’s permits checked - Pasig City, Metro Manila.
Falling Slot Revenues In R.I. A Concern As Budget Deficit Looms
Stakeholders will be given chance to press casino case - Luncheon - Guyana
Casinos are widely favoured by drug interests as potential laundries - Guyana
Royal wedding date set for July 19 ( the bookies, that is)

Video, audio & images
Building Vegas in Macau ABC News
Wynn's Mountain on the Las Vegas Strip KLAS-TV
New Year's Eve Fireworks in Las Vegas KLAS-TV

Saturday, 6th January

Jede zweite Spielbank von Schließung bedroht
Bericht: Jede zweite deutsche Spielbank vor dem Aus
DeSIA chief Michael Seegert in an interview with Euro on Sunday has warned that because of growing competition on the Internet and via Interactive TV half of Germany's Spielbanks and casinos are threatened with closure. - Deutsche Spielbanken Interessen und Arbeitsgemeinschaft (DeSIA)

Sheffield                  Yorkshire Post
'Mega-rich' investor eyes Owls takeover - Possibly Chinese/Chinese decent.
Sheffield Wednesday confirm casino takeover talks

Fallon, Nevada                  Las Vegas Review-Journal
Chrysler's ex-boss in casino bid - Full House Resorts hoping to purchase property in Fallon

New York        
NY Racing Association in online betting deal
Sona Mobile Announces Exclusive Partnership with The Daily Racing Form

Miami                  Miami Herald
New details emerge of SunCruz-linked bribe to ex-lawmaker

St. Louis, Missouri                  Bloomberg
Betonsports Lawyer Stays Away From U.S. Arraignment

Saipan, CNMI.                  Saipan Tribune
Saipan casino signature drive set for launch

Guyana                  Stabroek News
Casino bill envisages gaming authority - PNCR-1G to oppose legislation

Las Vegas                  PRNewswire
Hand of Faith Still Calls Golden Nugget Home

Additional headlines...
Mamma Mia!, Dion to vacate the Strip
Pokerfieber auch Österreich angesteckt: 100 Prozent Umsatzsteigerung in den Casinos - Austria

Video, audio & images
Gamblers wealth warning ( high street roulette ) - FOBT's You Tube

Friday, 5th January

London & Ontario, Canada                  TCS John Huxley
Promotion of Brad Broderick

Venice, Italy        
Casino di Venezia owner says accused had mafia connections

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP, Reuters & PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Shares Fall After 4th-Quarter Warning
Pinnacle Entertainment warns on profit, shares fall
Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Proposed Offering Of Common Stock

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Kerkorian's Tracinda Increases Its Majority Stake in MGM Mirage to 55.9%

Las Vegas & Macau                  Business Times
Adelson sues ex-partner over Macau casino fee claim

Carson City, Nevada                  USA Today/AP
Nevada casinos report record $2.1 billion profit for 2006

Seoul, South Korea                  Korea Herald
Ex-minister's aides linked to gaming scam

Metro Manila, Philippines        , ABS-CBNNews & Manila Standard
Pasig police dig deeper into casino operation at Metrowalk
Gambling den opens in Ortigas Metrowalk
Eusebio slams Pasig casino

Additional headlines...
HSBC reportedly increasing credit card gambling charges
WORLD POKER TOUR Returns to Atlantic City for 2007 Borgata Winter Open

Thursday, 4th January

Cripple Creek, Colorado                  Hotel Online/The Gazette, Colorado Springs
Casino firm to buy two more Cripple Creek, Colo., gambling halls

Kazakhstan tackles gambling craze

France         & Euronews
Les casinos ont connu une saison en demi-teinte malgré une hausse des jeux
French casinos are big winners
Article discussing the performance of France's 193 casinos and the Croupier strike on New Year's eve that disrupted gaming at around 50 operations.
Les dix premiers casinos en France - Top 10 casinos in France.

Macau                  Bloomberg
Macau Casinos Top Las Vegas as Wynn Duels Stanley Ho
Macau the new gambling capital of the world !. It's almost official.

Holland                  Dutch Financial press
Holland Casino boekt recordomzet in 2006
Meer bezoekers besteden minder in Holland Casino
Toeloop op casino groter dan verwacht - Leeuwarder Courant
The state monopoly operator Holland Casino had 6.9 million visitors to it's 13 units in 2006. Spend per-head declined €2 to €104.

Sheffield                  Sheffield Star
Casino boss in owls buyout talks - Sheffield Wednesday

Valetta, Malta                  Malta Today
Government’s ‘wait-and-see’ on underwater casino - Cala Corporation
Cala dba UnderSea Resort is in Final Stage of Negotiation with Government of Malta to Take over Shipyard - December 5th.

Palau, Micronesia                  Cyber Diver News Network
Developer announces plan to build casino gambling resort in Palau

Online Gambling - Europe                  MSNBC/Newsweek
Morality vs. Money - Nations say they attack Internet betting for sake of the children. But they also run gambling operations

Macau                  Yahoo/AP
Shares of Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts Rise on Macau Revenue Results

Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Columbia Entertainment Completes Aztar Acquisition for $2.1 Billion

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Reservations Now Being Taken for Luxury Residences at MGM MIRAGE's $7B CityCenter

Additional headlines...
Harrah's Opens Employee Health and Wellness Center
Concord Group Files to Exercise 2.5 Million Empire Resorts Options
Hilton building resort hotel, casino in Pojoaque - New Mexico
Use gambling skills to help teach maths, says expert - Glasgow Herald

Video, audio & images
Macau: The Las Vegas Of The East Sky News
Casino smoking ban expected in A.C. - 29th December
Vote expected on A.C. casino smoking ban - 29th December
Deadwood casinos unlikely to implement smoking ban KOTA News

Wednesday, 3rd January

Hollywood, Florida                  PRNewswire
Hard Rock International Issues Statement Regarding The Cordish Company Lawsuit

Hollywood, Florida                  Yahoo/Reuters
Florida tribe sued over Hard Rock takeover

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData Recaps Annual Shareholders' Meeting

Tuesday, 2nd January

Las Vegas                  Boston Herald
Harrah’s exec has Midas touch: Local man to win big with gambling giant’s sale
Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman could receive a payoff worth around $62 million if the Texas Pacific Group and Apollo Management buyout is approved & completed.

London & Gibraltar                  Yahoo/Reuters
Playtech signs deal with PartyGaming

Hollywood, Florida                  PRNewswire
Cordish Company Lawsuit Charges Collusion and Bid Rigging In the Sale of Hard Rock Cafes to the Seminole Tribe

Monday, 1st January

Moscow                  ITAR-TASS & IHT/AP
Putin signs law regulating activities of casinos
Putin signs gambling bill sharply limiting casinos, slot machines in Russia
Regional legislators for gaming zone in Kaliningrad region - ITAR-TASS 26th December.

Macau                  New York Times - Travel
Macao: Where Developers Are Gambling on Gambling

London & U.K. Provinces                  Daily Mirror & The Guardian
Casinos hit by pay row
Casino staff to strike in row over pay deal
Casinos in a spin as strike set to hit New Year's Eve - 21st December. TGWU website.

Video, audio & images
Investors rolling the dice - 29th December Reuters Video

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