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Wednesday, 4th July

U.K &  Austria                    Yahoo/Reuters
Sportingbet says bwin takeover talks end

Macau                    Destination Macau
May gaming revenue up more than 60% as forecast - Macau Statistics and Census Service

Turf war over TV may curb levy on bookies

Seoul, Korea                    Korea Times
Korea to Host Casino Meeting - Korean Casino Assocation

The Online Gambling World          
Casinomeister June 2007 Round-Up

Primorye, Russia                    Vladivostok News
Primorye limits gambling
"Thirty eight Russian regions have prohibited all gambling activities since Sunday when the new federal law restricting gambling in the country came into effect."

Buffalo, N.Y.                    Newsday/AP
Seneca Indian Nation quietly opens third casino - Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County

World Series of Poker Results
WSOP Day 33: European News Roundup

Additional news...
'Resort' casino a long shot for Palace Inn owner - Pennsylvania

Tuesday, 3rd July

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour(R) to Host Booth for First Time at Gaming Life Expo

Macau                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts Names Ian Coughlan President of Wynn Macau

Gaming Technology                    The Register/Out Law
Slot machine inventions denied patents - IGT

Las Vegas                    LVS - Liz Benston & LVR-J - John Smith & Norm Clarke
Station keeping plans for going private just that
Crazy thing about Crazy Horse Too is that it was once a G-string gold mine
NORM: Jackson changes Las Vegas address

U.S. Dollar weakness
Dollar tumbles against other major currencies - L.A. Times
U.K. Pound Climbs to 26-Year High on Bets BOE Will Raise Rates - Bloomberg
Rand breaks below R7 a dollar as rate hikes kick in - Business Report

Mexico City & Las Vegas                    Houston Chronicle/AP
Drug suspect says Mexican official forced him to stash millions
"During frequent trips to Las Vegas, he said he bet $150,000 a hand in baccarat, and authorities say he lost more than $40 million to U.S. casinos. He was such a treasured customer that the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino gave him a Rolls-Royce."

Las Vegas & London                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Selects as Presenting Sponsor of World Series of Poker(R) Europe

London & Israel                    Reuters UK &
Queenco Leisure sets IPO price, to raise $156 mln
Queenco Leisure International Ltd

Probability plc Final Results - Foundations laid for Profitable Growth

World Series of Poker Results
Event 49 - No-Limit Hold'em - $1,500 Buyin. 3,151 Entries.
Event 50 - WC Pot-Limit Omaha  - $10,000 Buyin. 2,038 Entries.
Event 51 - S.H.O.E. - $1,000 Buyin. 730 Entries.

Additional news...
Rolling the dice on casinos - CNN Money
UBet2Win reports heavy losses - Bookmakers Review
Casino may need luck in filling 800 jobs - Pennsylvania
French Lick casino struggles months after debut - Indiana
Casinos seek to change smoking buffer to 1 inch - Colorado
Dick Flink swaps Schiphol Group for Holland Casino - Amsterdam. New HC CEO.

Monday, 2nd July

Online Gambling          
NETeller Update: Press Release and why founder bargained

Atlantic City                    Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Trump Entertainment buyout fizzles, shares plunge
No Deal: Trump Casinos Won't Be Sold
At $10.34 Trump Entertainment's 3 Atlantic City casinos are worth just $321 million (plus debt).

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on why Wynn's tip-sharing plan is both the fair and the right thing to do
Although Wynn Las Vegas dealers used the forums, message boards and courts to fight the tip sharing scheme - not one of them resigned over the issue. 

Las Vegas                    In Business Las Vegas
Trump's personal touch pays off in Las Vegas

Republic of Tuva, Russia          
All casinos closed in Tuva

Pennsylvania                    MSNBC/AP
Slot machines might be horse racing's last hope
Do racinos threatens tracks? - Different headline, same AP story as above

North Carolina                    Citizen Times/AP
Video gambling ends in N.C.

British Financial Statements           & Yahoo UK/Reuters
PartyGaming Plc - Pre-close trading update
PartyGaming confident about full-year prospects
William Hill Plc - Clode period trading statement

U.S. Virgin Islands                    Virgin Islands Daily News
Golden Gaming under fire as it requests an additional casino license extension

New York                    New Zealand Herald/Reuters
NETeller founder guilty on handling billions of illegal gambling dollars

World Series of Poker Results
Event 47 - No-Limit Hold'em - $2,000 Buyin. 2,038 Entries.

Additional news...
Church teams up with casino for question time - Bath
High rollers can keep puffing in Vic - Crown Casino, Victoria.
Tribe Takes Over Prairie Band Casino - Kansas
Mexico Denies Drug Suspect's Allegations

Sunday, 1st July
The good news from England is that the casinos are now non smoking.

Pennsylvania                    Daily & Sunday Review
Gambling addiction to increase as new casinos open

London           & Yahoo/AFP
England smoking ban takes effect
Public places in England go smoke free

Belgrade, Serbia                    Focus News Agency
First casino opened doors in Belgrade
Lounge Club Casino prepares to open at Casino Beograd - 21/6
The first phase of the Grand Casino Belgrade opened last night with 6 tables and 60 slots. The operation is a partnership between Casinos Austria International, Club Hotel Loutraki and the State Lottery of Serbia,

Parnitha fire a 'biblical disaster', Papandreou says Casino Hotel Mont Parnes ariel view - Cable car images

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/Business Wire
World Series of Poker(R) Expands Start of 2007 Main Event To Four Days

Yakutsk                    Interfax
All casinos closed in Yakutia

Waterloo, Iowa                    PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Brings New Brand to Waterloo

Port of Spain                    Trinidad Express
Casino workers want meeting with Govt

New Zealand          
When the chips are down...

World Series of Poker Results
Event 45 - No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed - $5,000 Buyin. 728 Entries.
Event 46 - Seven Card Stud High-Low 8/OB - $1,000 Buyin. 668 Entries.
Event 48 - 2 to 7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) - $1,000 Buyin. ? Entries.

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