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Archive 2007: 15th - 21st July

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Saturday, 21st July

Atlantic City                    KLAS-TV
I-Team Exclusive: Poker Cheating Scheme
Steve Forte the author of the book Casino Game Protection has been arrested at the Borgata in Atlantic City as part of an investigation into a cheating scheme involving high stakes poker players.
Poker Protection - Cheating... and the World of Poker

Las Vegas                    KLAS-TV
I-Team: New Plan Could See Tallest Building in U.S. Built in Las Vegas - Pity about the domain name !

New York                    Record Online
Casino Roulette: Mohawks revive lawsuit, seek $3B from Harrah's

Zimbabwe                    The Zimbabwean
The Montclair Hotel and Casino operating illegally?

Atlantic City                    PRAVDA/AP
Atlantic City casinos expand to compete with Las Vegas

NETeller leaves Israeli online gambling market

British news: super-casino, bookmaker robberies etc...
Robbers escape with cash after bookies raid - Corals. Crawley, Sussex.

additional news...
Poker pros try their luck against computer
Gambling a growing jackpot for Canadian governments - Montreal Gazette

Friday, 20th July

Montenegro           News Agency
Montenegro: Games Law Amengment limits casinos to 14
"The Minister of Finance, Igor Luksic, said that there were currently three casinos in Montenegro and 11 more could be opened."

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/AP
Harrah's Plans $1 Billion Expansion for Caesars Palace in Vegas

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Announces $1 Billion Expansion of Caesars Palace(R) in Las Vegas

Indiana                    Forbes/AP
Casino Patrons May Be Prosecuted

Melbourne           & NineMSN/aap
Man jailed over conspiracy with croupiers
Man jailed for 'cheating' Crown Casino

British news: super-casino, bookmaker robberies etc...
If casino is doomed, what's next? - Manchester
Odds on for casino - Stranraer.
Robber flees bookmakers with cash - Corals, Camberley, Surrey.
Police investigate betting shop robbery - Tenby, South Wales.
Racing loses another £6.5m as bookies' contributions fall again - Dail Mail
The Insider - Britain's Gambling Addiction - Channel 4.

additional news...
Federal system for approving American Indian casinos stinks, judge says
A.C. casinos given OK to test electronic gaming machines
N.J. casinos test electronic dealers
Toronto casino a reckless gamble - Toronto Star Editorial
Nova Scotians gambling more, but spending less on VLTs
FBI Probes NBA Referee's Alleged Betting

Thursday, 19th July
Limerick, Ireland         
Thousands of euros stolen from Irish gaming house - REWARD FOR INFORMATION
Serious Fraud/Theft. A €5,000 reward has been offererd for those who can supply information on the present whereabouts of Gordon Kinnear Craig.

Reno                   Yahoo/AP
IGT 2Q Profit Rises on Product Sales

Reno, Nevada                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Reports Record Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2007 Results
IGT Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2007 Earnings Conference Call

Vietnam                   Reuters
Taiwan-backed Vietnam casino delays IPO to August

Duisberg, Germany                   RP-Online
Roulette-Betrüger muss in Haft
A 63 year-old Italian past-poster has been sentenced to 15 months. Not surprisingly it wasn't his first offence.

New York                   Reuters & Newsday/AP
NETeller to forfeit $136 mln in deal with U.S.
Neteller deal to dodge criminal charge in online gambling case

Las Vegas                   In Business Las Vegas
Cosmopolitan digs deep to best exploit small site

Chicago                   Associated Press
Mob Hit That Inspired 'Casino' Recounted

Indiana                    Courier-Journal
Casino's mistake could cost players - Indiana prosecutor may file charges
The case of an IGT Easy Money slot mistakenly programmed and awarding 10x credits for each $1 inserted. Caesars Indiana's loss was $487,000.

Cagayan Freeport, The Philippines          
Asia's First Web Casinos Lure Chinese to Philippine Farm Town

British Columbia & Sydney, Australia                    Sydney Morning Herald & CCN Matthews
Macquarie, PBL's casino offer extended
New World Gaming Extends Offer for Gateway Casinos

Las Vegas                   Forbes/AP, & CNN/AP
Yang Wins World Series of Poker
Jerry Yang Wins the 2007 WSOP Main Event
Psychologist wins World Series of Poker

Topeka, Kansas          
Woodlands to get 800 slot machines

Atlantic City                    The Press of Atlantic City
Electronic table games coming to Atlantic City

additional news...
Former spammer: 'I know I'm going to hell'
Underage gamblers could lose their shirts and face misdemeanor charges

Wednesday, 18th July

Pennsylvania                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Deal to Provide Mount Airy Casino Resort with Complete Systems and Bonusing Solution and 28% of Slot Mix

Macau                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Crown Macau Fully Operational

Las Vegas          
Father of six wins World Series of Poker

Mullingar, Ireland                    Westmeath Examiner
Card shark Geoghegan among the world’s best poker players
Sylvester finished 122nd in the main event cashing $58,570. He was also 13th in Event 50 the WC Pot-Limit Omaha tournament.

Las Vegas          
World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em (Event 55) - Chip counts
2 players left. Chip leader Jerry Yang & Tuan Lam. Laos v's Vietnam !

Saipan, C.N.M.I.                    Pacific Islands Report/Mariana Variety
Snunned by miltary, Rota Group looks to casinos

Port of Spain                    Trinidad Express
No more licences for foreign casino workers, Govt told
Casino robbed of $100,000 - 5th July. Club Avenue 5.

Richmond, Virginia                    San Diego Herald Tribune/AP
Michael Vick indicted by federal grand jury in dogfighting case

Turks & Caicos                    Radio Jamaica
Church opposes new gambling proposals in Turks and Caicos Islands

British news... Mr Brown's casino flip-flop
Middlesbrough casino hopes back on track
Celebrations as casino plans given a reprieve - Middlesbrough
Further blow to casino dream - Manchester
MP happy with casino blow - Manchester
Casino 'dead in the water' - Newham
Number's not up for casino - Bath
Casino move raises serious questions about Brown's credibility - Conservatives

Poker in pubs gets green light - Morning Advertiser
From September British pubs will be able to host daily poker tournaments with a £5 entrance and £100 first prize.
Gambling addict stole to help pay off £100k of debt - Lincoln
Poker man has eye on jackpot - Chorley, Lancashire. Finished 5th.

Colorado                    Rocky Mountain News & Denver Post
Casinos rake in $800 million
Casinos' taxes hit record for year

Louisiana                    Associated Press
Casino games take in $3.23 billion in 12 months

Las Vegas                    eMediaWire
Las Vegas Resort Adds Americana-Themed Attraction to Its Project

additional news...
Accor: First-Half 2007 Revenue Up a Solid 8.8%
VIP gamblers fill Macau casinos' coffers
Pinnacle Atlantic City Selects Sands Casino Hotel Demolition Team
BBC suspends phone-in competitions

Tuesday, 17th July

St. Louis, Missouri                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle Of Capri Casinos Names Virginia McDowell President and Chief Operating Officer

New York & British Columbia                    PRNewswire
Scientific Games Awarded New Contract with Great Canadian Gaming

British news
Gambling businesses 'must apply for new licences'
Assurance given over casino plan - Stranraer
Yarmouth's casino dream again in doubt

Las Vegas                    Forbes/Business Wire, Cardplayer & USA Today
Final Table Set At World Series of Poker(R) Main Event
World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em (Event 55) - Chip counts
Who's who at the World Series of Poker's main event final table

Macau                    IHT, Bloomberg & Today Online/AFP
Macau says gambling revenue in 2Q jumps 50% on year
Macau Second-Quarter Casino Revenue Rises by Half, Led by VIPs
Macau's casino revenues continue to make record

Taiwan                    Taipei Times
Firich wins as casinos, lotteries gain speed in Asia

Vienna                    Österreich Journal
Casinos Austria: 1. Halbjahr 2007 bestätigt Aufwärtstrend

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Review-Journal
Frontier's days end - Hotel property grew from 1942 opening on now famous Strip
The auction for the recently closed Nevada Landing Casino is being held today and the one for the Frontier will be on the 26th July.

Monday, 16th July

British news
Casinos policy a farce, say Lib Dems - The Guardian
Councils asked again about casino - BBC Politics
UK govt raises question mark over gambling adverts - Reuters
Church Action on Poverty welcomes Manchester casino review -
Odds remain good for city's casino scheme - Bath
Vigilant betting shop employee sees off man armed with CS gas cannister
Armed pair in bookmaker's robbery - William Hill Swindon.
Gambling addict to sue bookmaker - William Hill

New Zealand                    Yahoo NZ/NZPA
New gambling management qualification established

New York & Connecticut                    Yahoo/AP
Mohegan Sun Joins Bidder for New York Racing

Nevada                    Yahoo/AP
Progressive Gaming's CasinoLink Gets OK to Proceed to Field Trial

Macau                    China View/Xinhua
4 casino loan-sharks nabbed in Macao

Firing at Nepal casino ahead of legal battle
The latest episode in the ownership and control battle for the casinos in Nepal has seen gunshots fired in Casino Royale.

Las Vegas                    WSOP/Poker News & CNN Money/Dow Jones
World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em (Event 55) - Chip counts
World Series Of Poker Finals Show Card Game's Appeal Hasn't Waned

Las Vegas          
The New Frontier Closes Its Doors

Mississippi                    New York Times
Casinos Booming in Katrina’s Wake

Macau                    Earth Times
Casino boom sets tills ringing but drains Macau's power supplies

Prague, Czech Republic                    Prague Daily Monitor/Mlada fronta Dnes
MfD: Czechs may become Europe's biggers gamblers

East St. Louis, Illinois                    St. Louis Today
Casino Queen gets ready to move inland

On the lighter side...
Bookies withdraw bet after 'dog on the pitch' wager grows legs - Ireland
Man fakes hijack for gambling money - South Africa

Sunday, 15th July

London                    The Sunday Times
Plan for gambling ads to be dropped

Las Vegas                    WSOP/Poker News
World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em (Event 55) - Chip counts
Event 55 - World Championship No-Limit Hold'em -
Fewer than 50 remain at World Series of Poker -

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Win big or small, casinos ask more questions - Regulation 6A

Poker deemed legal gambling - Danish Poker Association

London                    The Observer/Guardian
'Incredible hypocrisy' of Mail web betting site

London & Sedgefield                    Sunday Mail
The gambling lobbyist who's taking over in Blair's backyard

Problem Gambling - Scotland                    Sunday Herald
Internet help for isolated problem gamblers

Additional news...
Ivanka on board of Trump casinos
Woman killed outside apparent gambling operation - Houston
Casino Dealer, 4 Players Charged With Cheating - Iowa. Mini Baccarat.
Cape casino re-opens after overcrowding

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