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Archive 2007: 8th - 14th January

Sunday, 14th January

Kathmandu, Nepal                 The Mimalayan Times
CASINO ROYALE ROW: Tuttle tries to take over control of casino forcibly

London                 The Observer/Guardian
Super-casino 'will spark crime wave' - secret police report
Dispatches: Labour's Gambling Addiction' will be shown on Channel 4 at 8pm on 22nd January.
Why Tessa Jowell is hooked on gambling
Prescott in new row over casino meeting - Sunday Telegraph
Blair aide's link to dome casino bid - The Sunday Times

London                  The Independent on Sunday
A very big bet: Why doctors say the new casino culture is bad for you
A nation of gambling addicts: Teenagers and women at risk, warn doctors
Leading article: Don't gamble with addiction - Independent Editorial

London                 icCoventry
Supercasinos 'could boost crime'
This article has been taken up by editors across the ic Network.

London                 Reuters
Is poker game of skill or chance? UK court decides
A decision in the Gutshot case at Snaresbrook Crown Court is expected Tuesday or Wednesday.

Queensland, Australia        Sunday Mail
Rocky road for new casino - Rockhampton.

Sky City, Auckland       
Fire Causes Skycity Casino Evacuation

Cyprus                 Cyprus Mail
Hypocrisy and the casino debate

Video, audio & images
Snow Drops Down On Las Vegas Valley

Saturday, 13th January

London & Newcastle                  The Independent
Damian Aspinall: Betting on his animal magnetism
A day in the life of Aspers founder and co-owner Damian Aspinall.

London                  Daily Telegraph
Doctors call for NHS to treat gamblers

Gutshot Case... Poker: a game of skill, chance or both ?
Snaresbrook Crown Court, London.
Improbably probable - Gutshot website
Excellent coverage from Snaresbrook. The defence have Professor Joseph M Kelly over from New York as an expert witness. Under questioning from the prosecution however he seems to have agreed that chance (Luck) does indeed play a part in Texas Hold'em. Or have I read the transcript wrong ?  Ian
Poker in court? What are the chances? - Islington Tribune.

Las Vegas                  International Herald Tribune/AP
Casino mogul Wynn calls offer for damaged Picasso in New York City case 'ridiculous'

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania        
Gaming board unveils slots revenue reports

Astana, Kazakhstan                  ITARR-TASS
Gambling to be permitted only at special places in Kazakhstan
From 1st April, 2007 casinos will be permitted in Kazakhstan in two locations... "the Shchuchinsko-Borovskaya resort area (Akmolinsk region) and on the right bank of the Kapshagai water reservoir (Almaty region)".

Problem Gambling - Scotland                  Daily Record
I Haven't put a bet on in 35 years - but I'm still a gambling addict

Nevada                  In Business Las Vegas - Richard Velotta
Tourism and Gaming - Manufacturers may seize spotlight this year

Nevada                  Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casinos post second-biggest win - Table games, locals market fuel big November
Baccarat was a huge winner in November for casinos on the L.V Strip. Overall slot win was up just 1.7% to $712 million, table game win however was up 18.7% from November 2005.

Additional headlines...
Bedeviled Powerball winner says he has been cleaned out
Shane Warne to launch poker game
Detroit Casino Revenues Up
Man sentenced to 59 years to life for killing woman he met at casino
Casino customers urged to get tuberculosis testing - Sycuan Casino, California.

Friday, 12th January

Guyana                  Stabroek News & Guyana Chronicle
Casino bill rolls on - despite stiff opposition
Casino gambling bill tabled - temporary link

Gibraltar & London                  The Guardian
Windfall for PartyGaming founders expected as former director raises £50m

Gutshot Case... Poker: a game of skill, chance or both ?
Snaresbrook Crown Court, London.
Accused claims 'skill' in poker -
Being Derek Kelly - Gutshot correspondent David Lloyd.
Upping the ante - The Guardian

Nevada                  Yahoo/Reuters
Near-Record Win in November As Nevada Casinos Take $1.14 Billion
In what must surely be a first, Baccarat (Punto Banco) won more than Blackjack during November. The win on Blackjack was $116.7 million, Baccarat games won a record $117.2 million, up 100%, and mini-baccarat won $15.8 million, up 20%.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                  Yahoo/AP
Money Running Out for Gaming Board, Casinos Balk at Pay Plan

Buenos Aires, Argentina         Pais
Rumores de cambios en los casinos flotantes
Casino Buenos Aires

Johannesburg                  Reuters South Africa
Sun International sees H1 earnings up 30-35 pct

London & Gibraltar                  Daily Telegraph & The Independent
PartyGaming founder cashes in more chips
PartyGaming founder rakes in £50m with sale of half his stake

China                  China View/Xinhua
More than 100 border casinos closed as China cracks down on gambling
Apparently the number of casinos near China's borders shrank from 149 in 2005 to 28 in 2006.

Gibraltar & Israel                  The Independent & The Times
Victor Chandler chief executive held in crackdown on gaming
Israel joins betting crackdown with detention of VCI chief

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Expands Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa

Las Vegas & London                  CNN/AP & Daily Mail
Casino Mogul Sues Over Damaged Picasso
Casino developer sues Lloyd's for £28m over damaged Picasso
Picasso, Pablo - Le rêve

Additional headlines...
Guyana government to pursue casino gambling despite concerns
Tracinda Purchases Shares of MGM Mirage in Tender Offer
DEQ: Harrah's Installs First EZ Baccarat Table at the Paris Casino

Video, audio & images Interview with Greg Raymer (Part 2)
2004 WSOP Champ using the word Luck 4 times in under a minute.

Thursday, 11th January

Carson City, Nevada                  Reuters
Nevada November gambling revenue rises 14.1%

Las Vegas & Macau                  Yahoo/AP
Wynn Resorts Says to Now Open Macau Expansion All at Once in 3rd-Quarter, Not in Phases

Gutshot Court Case... Poker: a game of skill, chance or both ?
Snaresbrook Crown Court, London.
Jury to rule on nature of poker
Poker jury to decide: just how big a hand does Lady Luck really play?
Poker boss gambles on court win
As luck would have it - Gutshot Member David Lloyd describing courtroom proceedings.

St. Louis, Missouri                  PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. President and COO Steps Down - Tim Hinkley

Leeds                  Daily Mirror
£258,000 for £1 bet on Poker - Napoleons Leeds. CSP jackpot.

Kathmandu, Nepal        
Nepal's casino industry faces uncertain future

Cyprus                  Cyprus Mail
AKEL warn against casino risks 
Casinos in Cyprus a ‘necessary evil’

Guyana                  Stabroek News &
Casino bill to go ahead - PM
Christians going down the line on casino gambling
Guyana wants to introduce casino gambling for CWC visitors
Limited casino gambling will be introduced - Temporary link

Subic Bay, Philippines                  Manila Bulletin
Closure of two casinos slows down international arrivals in Subic

New Jersey                  Forbes/AP
NJ Casinos Set Winnings Record
Casino win in Atlantic City was $5.2 billion in 2006 up 4% from 2005 the city also extends it's consecutive increase in win to 29 years.

Broward County, Florida                  Miami Herald
Slots get go-ahead at Pompano Park

Broward County, Florida                  Miami Herald
Suit alleges arcades violate gaming law
The arcades operate slots under the Chuck E. Cheese laws which were supposed to apply to children's games with redeemable vouchers.

Las Vegas & Hengqin Island, China                 Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Announces Advancement of Hengqin Island Master-Plan Development
Both Las Vegas Sands and Wynn resorts shares finished over $100 on 10th January. The two companies between them now have a market capitalisation of $46.8 billion.

Las Vegas & China                  Yahoo/Reuters
China govt to advance Las Vegas Sands' resort plan

Additional headlines...
Spanish move makes William Hill a good bet for the long-term
Macau casinos gamble on studio venture

Wednesday, 10th January

Nevada                  Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Nevada percentage of homeless second in U.S.; double average

San Juan, Puerto Rico                  Yahoo/Business Wire
The Airport Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico Opens with Progressive Gaming's Casinolink(R)
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport @ Wikipedia

Macau                  Yahoo/AP & Chine Economic Net
Macau Casino Resort Seeks Mainland Clients - Macau Studio City
Property giant bets on Macau
Mining for Silver - Vegas financier invests in Macau project - Variety April 2006

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire - 9th January
Harrah's Entertainment Announces 2007 Schedule For World Series Of Poker(R) Presented by Milwaukee's Best Light

The 2007 WSOP will run from 1st June through 17th July with 55 Bracelet events up from 46 in 2006.

Levis, Quebec & London        
TCSJohnHuxley Commences DEQ Product Distribution and Installation

William Hill Plc - Full year trading update

Kathmandu, Nepal                  Telugu Portal
Indian casino king in Nepal gets marching orders

Nepal has 6 (7?) casinos located in Kathmandu's 5 star hotels. They are operated by Nepal Recreation Center which is controlled by American expatriate Richard D. Tuttle.

London                  CCN Matthews
Parlay Entertainment Appoints Steve Cook as European Managing Director

Sydney & Macau                  Sydney Morning Herald
PBL cashes in $200m on gaming venture

Beijing                  Peoples Daily/Xinhua
China's police crack 347,000 gambling cases last year

Betonsports proceedings...
St. Louis, Missouri
Betonsports Should Be Cited for Contempt, U.S. Says - Bloomberg
Online Gambling: Ireland Shadow Minister Could Face Arrest - Gambling911
BetonSports to be Cited for Contempt - Gambling911
Months after closing down it's U.S. operations Betonsports appears still not to have refunded customers deposits.

Macau & Singapore                  Today Online
CapitaLand strikes Macau casino deal

Additional headlines...
'Barge' issue stirs Horseshoe concern - Indiana
Ill. board orders Casino Queen to drop stakeholder - Illinois
The 40 Richest Israelis - Forbes list
Cyberscan Technology Inc. - change of name

Tuesday, 9th January

Britain - New Year Bookmaker robberies
Gunman sought after raid at bookmaker's - Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
Armed robber targets bookmakers - Glasgow.
Armed robbers strike at betting shop - Bedford.
3 armed robberies in 2 days. Britain's Bookmakers are often more concerned with FOBT revenues than protecting their staff many of whom have to work alone. Bookmaker opening hours will also be extended to 10pm every evening under the Gambling Act 2005.

Guyanese to Debate Easing Up on Gambling

Las Vegas                  In Business Las Vegas
Center of action - CityCenter condos fueled by Strip location, amenities

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING - Comps surge to $1.3 billion

Bern, Switzerland                  Basler Zeitung & L'Express
Tactilo-Automaten ausserhalb von Casinos verboten
Jeu Tactilo: automates interdits en-dehors des casinos

New Jersey        
Smoking Ban May Burn Atlantic City Casinos

London & Victoria, Australia                  Australian Daily Telegraph &
Talarius shareholders approve takeover
Talarius shareholders approve $353m takeover

Las Vegas                  Canadian Business
The Rich 100: The prince of Macau - Lawrence Ho.

Las Vegas                  L.V. Business Press
Observers unfazed by resignations at Harrah's

London & Madrid                  The Independent
Ladbrokes places bet on Spain with joint venture

London & Hollywood, Florida                  Sun-Sentinel & Tampa Bay Business Journal
Vote completes Seminoles' deal for Hard Rock empire
Shareholders pave way of Hard Rock sale to Seminoles

Additional headlines...
Bear Stearns: Wynn Resorts Outperforming in Macau
Questions raised about gaming board appointments - Pennsylania
No casino but no building permit, too - Pasig City, Manila.
Illegal gambling dens discovered next to Malaysian police stations
Jackson, Spears Make News In Vegas - Dion, 'Mama Mia' Choose Last Dates

Monday, 8th January

London                  ATE online
Casino Review sets new records with digital distribution Traffic ranking

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Named Forbes Best Managed Hotel, Restaurant & Leisure Company

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Sun
'When the Mob Ran Vegas' just the tip of Fischer's iceberg

Roll Up, Roll Up, for the Great British Poker Tour!
2007 Great British Poker Tour Launches (press release)

U.S.                  PRWeb/eMediaWire
World Poker Association Nears Milestone - 1,000 members.

Ottawa & Bahamas        
Ottawa student wins cool million US in poker tourney

Gaming Investments                  Seeking Alpha
An In-Depth Look at Melco PBL Entertainment's IPO

Nevada                  Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casino industry to broadcast a 'thank you' to Nevadans

London & Madrid                  Reuters &
Ladbrokes enters Spanish betting venture
Ladbrokes signs JV with Cirsa to target Spanish market
Ladbrokes awarded 142 new betting licenses in Italy - 29th December

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Business Press
Wynn sues dealers for legal fees

Zandvoort, Holland                  Haarlems Dagblat
Casino kijkt naar Lichtfabriek als nieuw onderdak
Holland Casino are considering re-locating their Zandvoort casino to Haarlem. Zandvoort opened over 30 years ago on 1st October 1976.

Saipan                  Marianas Variety
New group advocates Saipan casino initiative

Additional headlines...
CID Director Heads Ops Against Slot Machine Operators - Malaysia
Analizan solicitud para operar tres casinos completos - Panama
Lottery millionaire shot dead - Rio de Janeiro
Ho Chi Minh City bookmakers to stand trial - Vietnam
Gambling boss ups his stake despite share slide - Empire Online

Video, audio & images
NBC Deals Poker After Dark - video MyWay/ROO
One of a Kind The Rise and Fall Of Stu Ungar 1/6
Six part series.
You Tube
Phil Hellmuth Blows Up On Poker After Dark Part 1 of 3
A bad day at the office.
You Tube

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