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Archive 2007: 22nd - 31st January

Wednesday, 31st January

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Arriva Card, the First Credit Card Designed for Use in Casinos, Surpasses $15 Million in Volume

Cherokee, North Carolina                 Yahoo/AP
Cherokee Council Approves $650 Million Expansion of Casino
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Hotel

Blackpool        & The Scotsman
Bishop says Blackpool should have got first super-casino
Church campaigners condemn plans for Manchester super-casino
Blair silent as troubles grow

Macau casinos shine, but not everything is gold

Australia        & ABC News Online
Australia in thrall of gambling mania
Brisbane Airport faces more opposition over gambling push

Great Britain  - CAP license recommendations
Legal fight on Manchester's casino victory - Daily Telegraph
Kerzner is favourite to hit jackpot at super casino - Daily Telegraph
Manchester shock super-casino winner - The Times
Manchester leads big bets shake-up - Daily Mirror
Las Vegas not coming to UK, says Jowell - The Guardian

Blackpool: 'It's like someone has died' - BBC Lancashire
Executive slated as Glasgow casino bid fails - The Scotsman
Forget Las Vegas - it's viva Stranraer as casino bid gamble pays off for town
Casino fuels prostitution fears - Stranraer's population is just over 10,000
Plans for 5 city casinos - Liverpool. 1968 Act applications.
Mansfield reaction to casino blow
Midland MPs fear casino problems - Birmingham Post
Yorkshire a casino winner – as jackpot bid flops - Yorkshire Post
Swansea scoops casino licence jackpot - icWales/Western Mail
Fight goes on, says Cardiff as Manchester pulls off shock win - icWales

Comment & Opinion
Casinos: who were the real losers? - Daily Mail Comment
Casino plans are 'sad day for Britain' - Daily Mail
The limp-wristed regulation of gambling won't work - The Guardian
No more super-casinos by stealth - The Conservatives
Casinos reveal 'Labour addiction' - BBC Politics
Super-casino: Bonanza for gangs? - BBC Lancashire

Video, audio & images
OnLine Gambling Troubles CNBC
In pictures: Super-casino dreams now lie in tatters Daily Telegraph
Audio: Harry Wallop on a very surprising choice Daily Telegraph
Audio: Around the UK on the reactions to the decision Daily Telegraph
Casino locations - Map showing the large and small operations Daily Telegraph

Tuesday, 30th January

Brussels                 Reuters
EU may challenge U.S. online gambling law-McCreevy

Regional Casino announcement...11am GMT
Tessa Jowell Commons Statement On Supercasinos mid-afternoon.

Regional CAP recommendation - Manchester !

Casino Advisory Panel Recommends to Secretary of State Where 17 New Casinos Should Be Located
Final Report of the Casino Advisory Panel

Large Small
Great Yarmouth Bath and N.E. Somerset
Kingston-upon-Hull Dumfries and Galloway
Leeds East Lindsey
Middlesbrough Luton
Milton Keynes Scarborough
Newham Swansea
Solihull Torbay
Southampton Wolverhampton

Regional Casino decision - reaction  
Manchester wins super-casino race -
Blackpool's dismay at casino snub -
Manchester wins battle for first supercasino - Reuters
Facts and figures about Britain's casinos - Reuters. Gaming floor gets a plug. :)
GMB Reaction To Decision On Casinos Locations - GMB Union. They want more.
Ernst & Young comments on super-casino license - Tax rate 40% ?
Casino decision stuns London team - Greenwich team not happy.
Harrah’s Entertainment Lauds UK Casino Advisory Panels Process - Mr Tottenham
Glasgow's casino gamble goes bust - Glasgow empty handed, soon have 6 though.
Ferry town set for casino licence - Stranraer. Population 10,851 gets a small'un.
Manchester shock supercasino winner - The Times. Lawyers on standby.
Casino licence: reaction - The Guardian. What the loosers are saying.
Manchester wins casino race - The Sun
And The Shock Winner Is... - Sky News
OK that's enough. Further comment and headlines posted Tuesday. - Search yourself !

Manchester                 Manchester Evening News
Manchester hits casino jackpot
Manchester proposal & images
The Sportcity Regional Casino

London                 Daily Telegraph
Ban on gambling adverts on TV to be lifted

Genting might face casino probe

Moscow & Johannesburg                 Reuters S.A.
Sun International says to pursue Moscow deal

Slovenia: Zlata Moneta 2 Buys Croatian Casino

London                 Reuters
Supercasino location to be named
Glasgow waits for casino decision - BBC Scotland
"Panel to make recommendations on where casinos should be located at 11.00am on Tuesday 30 January."

London                 DCMS - Press release
Gambling ad ban plans published

Russia                 Moscow Times
Proposed Gambling Zones See Prices Rocket

Brisbane, Queensland                 Australian Daily Telegraph/
Brisbane airport wants pokies

Additional headlines...
Councils need help implementing smoking, gaming laws: report - Victoria, Aus.
Eleven casinos open ahead of new law - Ireland. Registration required
T&G union members stage second 24-hour strike at Grosvenor Casinos

Video, audio & images
Manchester wins 'super-casino'
Why Manchester won the bid
A Huge Gamble - How the new casino will look Sky News
Lawmaker Betting On Four New Private Casinos In Chicago Area CBS2 Chicago

Monday, 29th January

South Africa                 Yahoo/AP
Century Casinos Proposes Acquisition of South African Company, No Terms Disclosed

Cripple Creek, Colorado & Johannesburg                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Potential Growth Opportunity in S.A.

Super Casino speculation...
London & Blackpool
The super-casino contenders -
Think tank backs Blackpool casino - BBC Lancashire
Resort 'first choice' for casino - BBC Lancashire
Super-casino 'will lead to crime' - BBC London
Casino hope for Midlands - Birmingham Post
Dome chief's £350m threat over casino - Daily Telegraph
Odds get longer on Vegas-style casino - icNewcastle

Bensalem, Pennsylvania                 Center Daily
Casino reverses course, pays man disputed $102,000
See media links from Sunday 28th below. The slots at Philadelphia Park opened 6 weeks ago.

Nepal & India                 Earth Times
Barrackpore boy hits jackpot with South Asian casinos - Rakesh Wadhwa

London & Blackpool                 Daily Mirror
Blackpool... best bet for supercasino
The odds from Paddy Power were apparently 8/11 Blackpool & 11/8 Greenwich however I couldn't find them on the PP website.

Macau                 Yahoo Singapore/Reuters &
Branson's Virgin, Tabcorp eye Macau casino deal
Tabcorp linked to Macau casino deal

Gaming Operations                 Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz
Rise of the machines - Server-based gambling's advance may mean opportunity for slot makers

Tunica, Mississippi                 The Independent
A winning bet in land of the blues: the miracle of gambling, US-style

Atlantic City        & Yahoo/PRNewswire - 27th January
2007 Borgata Winter Poker Open (Day 3)
27 players remaining and not one big name among them.
Day 1 of Borgata WPT Classic Underway With Prize Pool Over $5,500,000

Additional headlines...
Sun pulls the plug on Moscow casino - South Africa & Moscow
Sun International Abandons Casino Project - Moscow Times
After 23 Years Visiting Reno, Pennsylvania Man Hits $7.8M Jackpot

Sunday, 28th January

London & Las Vegas           The Guardian/Observer
Queen of Las Vegas brings her winning streak to Britain

London                 Sunday Times
Tessa rolls the dice - Editorial
Game on for high stakes Britain

Guyana                 Stabroek News
Casinos may be at least six months away -Jagdeo

Glasgow                 Scotland on Sunday
Glasgow ups the ante over super-casino
A gamble odds-on to fail - 21st January
UK 'super-casino' plans

London                 Sunday Telegraph
Labour betting on fresh casino sleaze battle
'Winning was not enough… I was out of control'

London                 icScotland
Supercasino bid winner to be named

Additional headlines...
Slovenia: State Funds to Consolidate Gaming Industry - Very brief

Video, audio & images
Genting International and Ho Under Investigation CNBC
Commerce Casino gets Poker fever Yahoo/
Pennyslvania Man Claims Casino Ripped Him Off Yahoo/
Macau on the Rise CNBC
The Strip Podcast - Steve Wynn Spamalot interview. Steve Fries/MilesSmith

Saturday, 27th January

London & Blackpool                 The Independent
Gala chief threatens legal move over Jowell's super-casino plan

Russian casinos ordered out of town

Macau                 Daily Telegraph
Is Macau piling too many chips on new casinos?

Macau & Hong Kong                 Taipai Times/AP & NZHearald/AP
Branson in advanced talks for Macau casino resort
Branson betting on global gambling capital Macau with $4.3b complex

London                 Daily Telegraph
Super-casino plan faces legal action

London & Blackpool                 Financial Times
Blackpool and Londonodds-on for super-casino

Mongolia                 UB Post - 11th January
No Casinos, Please; We are Mongolians

Additional headlines...
Strip Club Owner Receives Prison Sentence - Crazy Horse Too
Casino mogul gambles that 'Monty Python's Spamalot' will score big in Vegas

Friday, 26th January

Cyberview Tech Inc - Trading update

32Red Plc - Trading Update
32red's share price has declined over the past 12 months from 150p to just 27p on Friday 26th.

Pennsylvania                 Philadelphia Inquirer
Who loses when casinos refuse to pay? - Experts say disputes with bettors cost the gambling industry dearly

New Jersey                 York Dispatch/AP
Atlantic City close to banning smoking in casinos

London                 Reuters
Mud flies as casino decree prepared

Washington & Antigua                 CNet News/Reuters
U.S. faces new loss in Net gambling case

Thursday, 25th January

Macau                 The Times & The Economist
Macau's flourishing casinos overtake the Las Vegas Strip
Gambling in Macau - Betting on growth

London                 ThisisLondon/Evening Standard
Now Labour wants to turn pubs into gambling dens - Poker tournaments

London                 Brand Republic
MPs call phone-in quiz shows a form of gambling

London                 Daily Mail
60 new casinos as bosses target the middle classes

Wednesday, 24th January

Macau                 Yahoo/AP
Macau Says Gambling Revenue Jumps 22 Percent in 2006, Possibly Topping Las Vegas Strip

Charlotte, N.C.                 Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces Five New PokerPro(R) Installations

Online Gambling                 The Scotsman
Middle-aged women are biggest users of net casinos

London                 Transport and General Workers Union - Press release
Grosvenor Casinos odds on for second strike

Turkish Businessman Sudi Ozkan to Invest USD 5.5 mln in Casinos
Turkey: Interview - Mr. Sudi Özkan - New York Times

Tuesday, 23rd January

The Netherlands                  Trouw/Novum
Holland Casino: nauwelijks witwassen en verslaving

Guyana Passes Hotel Gambling Bill
The legislation provides for up to 30 gambling licenses in hotels with over 250 rooms. Guyana citizens would not be permitted to enter or gamble at the casinos.

How ministers are opening the way for 24-hour gambling

Freeport, Texas                 The Facts
Casino ship has new manager

Ekaterinburg, Russia                 Ural Business Consulting
Two large casinos shut down in Yekaterinburg
Ekatrinburg Casino listings

Toronto & London       
PlayboyGaming.Com, Parbet and Betsafe launched on CryptoLogic-developed poker network

London                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
William Hill Launches Skill Gaming

London                 The Scotsman
Ladbrokes targets Nordic gamblers

Scotland                 The Scotsman
Chips with everything

Macau                 International Herald Tribune
Macao cashes in on casinos, apparently catching up with Las Vegas

Kapchagai, Kazakhstan                 International Herald Tribune
Kazakhstan gambles on casinos - Plan for two casino hubs lures investors and raises fears
From April casinos will be restricted to two areas, Kapchagai close to Almaty, the largest Kazakh city, and Shchuchinsk, north of the capital Astana.

Additional headlines...
Playtech signs deal with Mexican casino operator - Entretenimiento De Mexico ?

Monday, 22nd January

Macau                 Yahoo/Business Wire
Melco PBL Entertainment Announces Appointment of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

St. Louis & Biloxi, Mississippi                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Final Construction Plans for Biloxi Casino Resort

London & Washington                 The Times & Gambling911
Outcry as US targets City firms over online gambling
War on Internet Gambling to be Fought by Powerful Law Firm

London & Sweden        & The Scotsman
Ladbrokes bets on Nordic market
Ladbrokes pays up for Scandinavian online partner

Slovenia: New CEO in Troubled Casino Portoroz

London                 The Times
Estate agents and casinos to join organised crime battle

Inspired Gaming Group plc - announces results for FY06

The Netherlands       
Casinos fail to curb gambling addiction

London                 Daily Mirror & Glasgow Herald
Law raises fear of problem gambling

British Public Backs New Online Gambling Laws in and Yougov Survey

Johannesburg        Day
South Africa: Casinos Eye Legal Online Gambling Jackpot

Additional headlines...
Casino debate resumes today - Guyana
Gambling laws 'inconsistent' - Mpumalanga, S.A.

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