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Archive 2007: 22nd - 31st July

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Tuesday, 31st July

Macau                   The Australian
Casinos bet in Macau play
Melco PBL's Bond issue is apparently being guaranteed by using Perth's Burswood casino and Crown Melbourne as security.

Slovenia: PM unsatisfied with PR campaign for gaming resort
Slovenians not enthusiastic about gaming resort construction, shows poll

Kathmandu & Hong Kong                   News Post India
Battle Royale for Nepal's casino kingdom in Hong Kong

Macau                   France24/AFP
Trainee croupiers hope to hit the big time in Macau
Interesting article with images about the Government sponsored Lucky Gaming Training Centre in Macau. The school takes new trainees 100 at a time !.

Kingston                   Jamaica Gleaner
Cash Plus gambles on Drax Hall casino permit
Drax Hall Estate sold - 22nd July.
Google Search - "Cash Plus Development"

Port of Spain                   Trinidad Express
Casino industry faces closure - Foreigners blamed

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                   Pitsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh casino fulfills $50M license fee
Majestic Star Casino paid its $50 million licensing fee Monday. SugarHouse Casinos and Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia are apparently still in court arguing over the issue.

London                   Daily Telegraph & The Guardian
A-level students to study gambling addiction
A-level students get handle on fruit machines

Los Angeles                   PRWeb
Normandie Casino Offers State of the Art Jackpot Board Technology

New York & Czech Republic                   Yahoo/Business Wire
Trans World Corporation Announces 2nd Quarter 2007 Results

additional news...
Study to examine Mo. gamblers casino fervor - Missouri.
73 illegal laborers detained in Macao - 27th July.
Crews begin demolition of former Sands Casino Hotel
Casino loss tied to slaying - Detroit.
Solomons MPs facing fewer riot charges - Pacific Casino Hotel fire - BBC
Charges dropped in Solomons casino conspiracy
Local 54 contract committee to meet, discuss Borgata
Texas Teachers consider making money from casinos
OPAP expected to announce deal with Intralot - Greece

Monday, 30th July

Macau & Hong Kong                   Yahoo/Business Wire
Melco PBL Ent. Extends Timeframe for Purchase of Macau Peninsula Site

Tallinn, Estonia                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Videobet Raises the Stakes Via Land-Based Links to Huge Online Jackpots

Chinese visitors to Macao drop
The number of mainland Chinese visitors to Macao fell by 16.5% in June after neighbouring Guangdong province brought in visa restrictions in May. Overall visitor numbers for the month were up 20% compared to June 2006. - Shun Tak Holdings - Galaxy Entertainment - Melco International

Macau                   The Hong Kong Standard
Raising the stakes

Macau                   The Australian - 27th July.
Macau slammed in report - Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering

Las Vegas                   Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on why bad news involving gambling is bad news for Las Vegas

Garden Grove, Los Angeles                   LA Daily News
Fractured tribe proposes casino near Disneyland

additional news...
July 24: How Safe Is Vegas? - The Strip Podcast
Casino debate to get final spin of the wheel - Bath
Casino loan sharking inadequately investigated - complainant - New Zealand
British launch inquiry into on-course betting
32Red Plc - Trading update
Sun International Limited - Settlement of litigation
Casinos Get $100M License Reprieves - Pennsylvania

Sunday, 29th July

Australia, London & Las Vegas        
Big wheel who lived life on a roll
The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer @

Indiana                   Post-Tribune
Horseshoe: Is it a boat or a building? - Construction webcam. You decide !

Middleborough, Massachusetts          Globe
Voters approve Middleborough casino deal

Swansea, South Wales                   Swansea Evening Post
Casino gives leader a warm welcome

Harare, Zimbabwe                   The Zimbabwe Herald
Regency Casino: Harare’s little Las Vegas
Located within the Harare International Conference Centre and operated by Enterpro (Pvt) Ltd.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands                   Virgin Islands Daily News
Casino commission asks panel to cut budget request
U.S. Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission - website ?

Penghu Islands, Taiwan                   The Scotsman
Vegas boss hired for Scots' casino - See yesterday's headlines. Ian

Vladivostok, Russia                   ITAR-TASS
Casino zone project presented at Pacific economic forum

London                   The Sunday Times
Betting firms fight 9pm TV ad watershed - Bookmakers whinging.

Saturday, 28th July

Penghu Islands, Taiwan         
Amazing Holdings plc - Casino Services Contract

New Zealand                   NZ Herald &
Casinos face anti-crime fee rise
Greens call for inquiry into casino-related criminality

Middleborough, Mass                   Business Week/AP
Thousands in Mass. town voting on casino

Sacramento, California                   LA Times
Indian gambling expansion is targeted

Carson City, Nevada                   Yahoo/AP
Bally Brings 'Pong' to Casino Floor

Slovenian mayors in favour of EUR 750 mln gaming resort construction

Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal                   Independent Online
Casino site sale 'was justified'

additional news...
Casinos shut down in virtual world
Second Life Casino Owner Left Scrambling After Gambling Ban
America's big three blighted by betting, blood sport and boos
Max Baer's Hillbillies casino goes to Douglas County commission
Upset Belgian gamblers suing for lost wagers after Tour controversy

Friday, 27th July

Port of Spain                   Trinidad Express
Gambling industry to be shut down, says PM

Sask. government casinos made $35M last year

New Zealand
It's official - gangs, Asian syndicates tied to casinos - NZ Herald
Casino Board happy with Internal Affairs report -
Christchurch Casino Reports - NZ Department of Internal Affairs
Time to crackdown on casinos - Problem Gambling Committee. Press release

U.S. Quarterly results
Fear grips Wall Street

Penn National Gaming: Reports Second Quarter Diluted EPS of $0.43
Penn National profit falls on merger costs

Dover Downs: Reports Results For The Second Quarter
Dover Downs 2Q Profit Rises 5 Percent

Carson City, Nevada                   Yahoo/AP
Bally Brings 'Pong' to Casino Floor

additional news...
Betting firm founder to see stake reduced -
Police hunt betting shop raider - Tote, Ancotes, Greater Manchester.
Bank robber wanted in 3 states blew it all gambling
Card sharps clean up as computer counts its losses - The Guardian

Thursday, 26th July

Nottingham                   Edinburgh News
Gala hits jackpot as profits at bingo arm soar

Harrisburg, Philadelphia                   Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
Casino attorneys seek to delay $50 million licensing fees

Mineola, New York                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Roulabette(TM) Cafes - A New Adventure At Coffee Time

Las Vegas & Mexico                   New York Times, Newsday/AP & The Star-Ledger
Las Vegas High-Roller Arrested in Largest Single Drug-Cash Seizure

Macau                   Destination Macau
Episode 7: PLAYBOY comes to town
Episode 8: Macau’s Ace of Diamonds

Atlantic City                   New York Times, Newsday/AP & The Star-Ledger
High-Stakes Poker Games Were Rigged, Say N.J. State Police
Cops bust up high-tech poker scam at casino hotel room
Cops arrest poker expert in bust of rigged high-stakes card game
Dirty poker game bust - New York Daily News

Inspired Gaming Group Plc. announces Gala Coral Group to roll-out a further 1,200 SBG terminals

NETELLER Plc - Restoration of Trading on AIM and Trading Update

Coventry          - Corrected link
Coventry casino operator speaks out over dispute

Dublin                   The Irish Times
Irish spread betting firm for London flotation

Christchurch Casino                   Radio New Zealand, TVNZ & NZ Government
Christchurch Casino likely to be cleared of criminal allegations - report
Christchurch Casino cleared
Christchurch Casino reports

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos                   Yahoo/AP
Turks and Caicos to Allow Wealthiest Islanders in Casinos

additional news...
Poker hotshots narrowly defeat bluffing computer - New Scientist
Humans narrowly beat computer in poker battle
Bookmaker hands back tour bets as 'Vino' sours
New Frontier Hotel & Casino Auction Preview - Buys Hilton's Used Dental Floss
Second Life shuts down casinos

Wednesday, 25th July

Macau                   Yahoo/Business Wire
The Venetian Macao Engages Global Cash Access to Provide State-of-the-Art Cash Access Services

British racing                   The Independent
The battle for TV rights in racing
Racing: 'Casinos on racetracks would get people in'

London                   Creative Match
Dynamo hits the jackpot with Grosvenor Casinos win

Table Trac Inc. and Thunderbird Resorts International Sign Master License Agreement

Winchester, Hampshire                   ThisisHampshire
Gamblers caught out by betting syndicate scam - A fool and his money !

Britain - Problem Gambling                   The Times
Gambling help
Letter from Peter Collins - Director, Centre for  the Study of Gambling  University of Salford.

additional news...
Stern Feels Betrayed by Betting Scandal
Rank may join 888 for sports betting

Tuesday, 24th July

Vietnam                   icCoventry/Coventry Express
Man demands apology after casino dispute
Heavy handed security. Certainly not the kind of story that the new Isle of Capri casino would want reported in the local press.

SJM denies rumoured sacking of McFadden

Louisiana                   Leesville Daily Leader
Leesville man arrested in connection with casino robbery - Truckstop Casino

Council presses for super casino

Canada                   Toronto Star - Letter from Bill Rutsey, CEO, Canadian Gaming
Casinos don't lead to more problem gambling

Las Vegas & Macau                   Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming and Elixir Enter into Strategic Alliance to Address Asian Gaming Market Opportunities

Mexico                   Reuters
Mexico's Televisa says gaming tax too high

Antigua & Washington                   MSNBC/AP
Antigua takes U.S. to task over online gambling
Antigua, where around 1,000 staff work in the online gambling industry is apparently claiming damages from the U.S. of $3.4 billion.

Vietnam                   Thanhniennews/Reuters
Taiwan-backed Vietnam casino to IPO by month end

Illinois                   Chicago Business/AP
Gaming Board OKs plans to move Rock Island casino inland

Cruise news...
Royal Caribbean to Bar Smoking in Staterooms
Alaska Tax on Cruise Ship Casinos Is Still a Work in Progress
Number of Cruise Ship Jumpers Appears Headed for Record

additional news...
Wood calls on MP to support casino - Torquay
79 held for gambling - Bombay

Monday, 23rd July

Las Vegas                   The Australian
Packer shocks with Vegas casino
LAS VEGAS: 1,888 ft Las Vegas Tower (LVT)

Las Vegas & Connecticut                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Foxwoods Purchase of 7,200 iVIEW(TM) Displays to Enhance Player Bonusing

Greece: OPAP might be interested in casino Mont Parnes - very brief.

London                   Daily Mail
Towns get cold feet over Labour plans for casinos

London                   The Guardian
Mail blocks controversial gambling site

Online Gambling                   Gambling911
Terrorists Launder Money Through Online Poker Rooms

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa                   Independent Online
'I'm no rat', says tycoon on casino deal

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa                   The Mercury
Gambling Bill does not herald major changes

Hong Kong                   Hong Kong Standard
Hotel and gaming unit performs for Emperor - Emperor International Holdings

London                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
GameAccount Signs Multi-Year Deal With Gala Coral

additional news...
Sheriff: Barona Casino's Liquor License In Jeopardy
Mob wars in Israel: Hit men, drugs, gambling - and recycled bottles
Paris Hilton boasts yearly earnings of £100 million

Sunday, 22nd July

London        The Observer: Nick Mathiason
Bookmakers under fire over assaults
LBO robberies and attacks on staff have finally made the national press. There are now over 400 robberies each year, circa 8 every week. It's a problem that is likely to get worse with opening hours being extended to 10pm during the winter months.

Bermuda                    The Royale Gazette
Casino ship captain fined $15,000
The 195ft.Niobe-Corinthian appears to be now in Miami and is up for sale with a price tag of $8.9 million. - Niobe Corinthian

Macau                    The Observer/Guardian
Macau beats Vegas at its own game

Melbourne           Sun
Brothel victim slams casino - Crown Casino.

Cash Fever raising temperatures

Atlantic City                    The Press of Atlantic City

Atlantic City                    The Observer/Guardian
'Ocean's 11' gang foiled in bid to cash in on poker tournament

additional news...
OLG hands over to city first-quarter gaming revenue of $386,000 - Ontario
President of the Isle of Capri leaving after 15 years

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