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Archive 2007: 15th - 21st June

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Thursday, 21st June

Las Vegas                     Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Own your own casino - All it takes is a humongous check and some wheeling and dealing - 17th June. Interesting article.

London                     Yahoo/Business Wire
Bluff Europe Magazine Announces 'Poker in the Park' Sponsored by World Poker Tour(R)

Las Vegas & Macau                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International Introduces Casino Currency Products with Embedded EurasiaTrak 13.56 MHz RFID Technology

Macau                     Bloomberg
Shun Tak Delays Completing Macau Purchase by a Year

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP                     Forbes/AP
Report: Gambling revenue to hit $144B

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. and DEQ Systems Corp. Announce Global Joint Licensing Agreement

Louisiana                     Yahoo/AP
La. Casinos Win $220.5 Million in May - Louisiana Gaming Control Board

Las Vegas                     Business Week
Kerkorian Folds, MGM Falls

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Files Quarterly Reports; Revenues Up 31 Percent

U.S. Virgin Islands                     Virgin Islands Daily News
Divi Carina Bay asks casino panel to allow 18-year-old dealers

Atlantic City                     Santa Barbera Newspress/AP
Although skeptical of finances, NJ relicenses 3 Trump casinos 

Connecticut                     Norwich Bulletin
Casinos' slot tally falters
Despite having more of them, Slots at Foxwoods are winning less in 2006/2007 than they did back in 2001-02.

Panama                     BYM Waterside Property News
Panama. Silver Entertainment acquires Veneto Hotel and Casino

South Australia            Advertiser
Pokies toll hits $960m - South Australian Centre for Economic Studies.

World Series of Poker Results
Event 30 - No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed - $2,500 Buyin. 847 Entries.
Katja Thater Wins Razz Event at the WSOP

Additional news...
Casinos or culture? - Singapore
Average casino punter loses $68 a visit - Christchurch, N.Z. Casino stats for May.
Man Rescued By Sterling Casino Ship After Five Hours In Ocean
Pitch battle looming as bookies bridle at new Gambling Act
Brazilian police arrest 33 in anti-gambling operation
Time to cut betting taxes - Cyprus
Government to ban aggressive gambling ads - Sweden


Wednesday, 20th June

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Tracinda backs off MGM Mirage plans
MGM Mirage Falls As Tracinda Ends Talks

Reno                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
Summary Judgment Entered in Favor of IGT in Multi-Level Progressive Technology Lawsuit Filed by Aristocrat

Las Vegas                     Business Week
A New Mega-Resort for Sin City - Echelon Place

Tokyo                     Financial Times germany
Japan poised for law to allow casinos

Macau                     Macau Hub
Macau's gaming and gambling over US$12.5 billion in 2010

Redding, UK           
Kineticsware EMEA Wins Major Contract in the UK With TCSJOHNHUXLEY

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/Reuters & WSJ
Kerzner, MGM Mirage in talks for Vegas casino: report
Kerzner, MGM Are in Talks For Las Vegas Casino Venture

Israel                     Globes Online
Queenco gaming unit to raise €62-74m in London

Topeka, Kansa           
Tribes could face new competition from commercial casinos

Sacramento, California                    California Progress Report
Casino Workers Rally for Free Choice Rights in Sacramento

Brussels, Washington, Geneva & Antigua                    CNN Money/AP & National Post/AP
EU Seeks Compensation From US For Banning Online Gambling
Antigua demands US$3.4B trade sanctions against U.S. over web gambling

World Series of Poker Results
Event 28 - No-Limit Hold'em - $3,000 Buyin. 827 Entries.
Event 29 - Seven Card Razz - $1,500 Buyin. 341 Entries.

Additional news...
Moscow ranks as world's priciest city
Moscow tops Mercer's cost of living list; London is close behind
QE2 casino will go in conversion process

Tuesday, 19th June

County Durham                     Northern Echo &
Bookie's success to be a safe bet
Neville Porter plc - Trading Update - Internet and Telephone Betting Services

Boulder, Colorado                     Business Wire
Global Casinos Executes Agreement to Acquire Doc Holliday Casino

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Breaks Ground on Echelon

Manchester                     Manchester Evening News
MP raises supercasino stakes

Casino must monitor big spenders: judge

Sydney            Telegraph
Barred loser sues casino to get his money back

Christchurch, New Zealand                     Radio NZ &
Internal Affairs to investigate Christchurch Casino claims
Loan shark net must be made of sterner stuff

Prague & Israel           
Czech court convicts Israeli for grenade attack on Prague casino

Miami Beach                     South Florida Business Journal - Early May
Gambling venue barges into town

Kampala, Uganda            Monitor
Uganda: Casinos Drive Urban Lifestyle
Casino Simba the third casino in Kampala is scheduled to open on 23rd June.

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
Morgans Hotel Group and Boyd Gaming Announce Development and Design Plans for Delano and Mondrian Hotels at Echelon

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/AP
Echelon Casino in Las Vegas to Cost Boyd $4.8 Billion

Atlantic City                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
2,000 Players Enter Borgata Summer Poker Open Over the Weekend

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                     Pitsburgh Post-Gazette
Casinos could be shut down in budget impasse

West Virginia                     The Review
Family Foundation taking table games case to federal court

World Series of Poker Results
Event 27 - No-Limit Hold'em - $1,500 Buyin. 2,315 Entries.

Additional news...
Trump Entertainment CEO departs; shares drop
As he tries to sell his casinos, Trump tells CEO: You're fired
Trump Deal Prospects Darken -
Nevada Jobless Rate 4.6% in May
Queenco puts down IPO marker
Casino worker hurt in robbery - Louisiana
Ontario chiefs reject $2.5-billion gambling-revenue share

Monday, 18th June

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/AP
Bally, oldest gambling company, turns 75

London & Gibraltar                    Daily Mail
High roller Chandler eager for the start of meeting that's always a winner

Sydney, Australia            & Sydney Morning Herald
Gambler loses $600k, sues casino
Casino let me in despite ban, gambler tells court

Tijuana & Baja, California           
Mexican Elections, Criminal Violence and Gaming

Miami & Dubai                     Yahoo/Sky News
Cruise Ship QE2 To Become Floating Hotel

Israel & Greece                     Bloomberg
Queenco Plans to Raise as Much as EU122 Million in Share Sale
Queenco Leisure International Limited - Indicative Offer Price Range of €12.80 to €15.40 per GDR

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/AP
Unions Representing Las Vegas Culinary Workers, Bartenders Ratify 5-Year Deal With Harrah's

Macau                     The Melbourne Age
Costs nightmare for Packer's City of Dreams casino

Sydney                     Sydney Morning Herald
Casino deal on the table

Hammond, Indiana                     Northwest Indiana Times
Casino plan float into place - Horseshoe Hammond - Construction Camera. Interesting images.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam           
Police defines casinos manager
Police exterminates three illegal casinos in HCM City - 28th May

World Series of Poker Results
Event 25 - No-Limit Hold'em - $2,000 Buyin. 1,619 Entries.
Event 26 - H.O.R.S.E - $5,000 Buyin. 192 Entries.

Additional news...
Casino Debate Rolls On - Turning Stone Casino
Hong Kong tycoon to bid for Birmingham City
Florida Gaming Corporation Raises $5,000,000 of New Capital
Man breaks into Big "M" Casino boat
Dice Control Success Story - Send a Taxi for 'em

Sunday, 17th June

London & Nottingham                     Sunday Telegraph
Business profile: Private equity, lucky for some
Interview with Gala Coral Group's CEO Neil Goulden on the benefits for the company of private equity ownership.

Guyana                     Stabroek News
Five months after act passed, casino regulations still to be formulated

Las Vegas                     St. Petersburg Times
Hooters' big gamble
Hooters founders go creative with branding

Las Vegas                     Bodog Beat
The Deal With the Dealers at the World Series of Poker

Online Gambling - Lancashire, U.K.                     Lancashire Telegraph
Gambling addict’s £130,000 shock for new bride - interesting reading.

South Australia           
Teen gambling shock - Independent Gambling Authority

Atlantic City                     The Press of Atlantic City & The Star-Ledger
Gomes and partners have inside track to purchase Trump casinos
New CEO at Trump casino company

British News
Gang with saw raid betting shop - Coral Levenshulme, Greater Manchester.
Armed robbery terror at bookies
Former addict to tackle city's gambling problem - Skegness
School scheme aims to warn young gamblers - Glasgow
Seizing control of gambling worthwhile bet for Scotland - The Scotsman

World Series of Poker Results
Event 24 - WC Seven Card Stud High-Low 8/OB - $3,000 Buyin. 236 Entries.

Additional news...
Another Private-Equity Bet on Casinos - Business Week. Penn National Gaming
Bomb blasts in Colombia's lottery shop, injuring 13 - Bogota
UN police arrest ETimorese for gambling - 259 slots & $US20,000 in cash seized.
Mexican paramilitary group evolves into powerful threat

Saturday, 16th June

Las Vegas                     Las Vegas Review-Journal
A glimmer of gold for downtown - Golden Nugget reports first-quarter profit rise

Christchurch, New Zealand           
Two casino loan sharks uncovered

Jacksonville, Florida            &
Florida Law Change Allows No-Limit Poker
Florida Poker Bill Becomes Law

Manchester                     N.E. Manchester Advertiser
Bets back on for casino

Malta & Italy                     The Times of Malta
Maltese company hosts successful Como gaming conference

Penn National Gaming agrees $8.9bn buy-out

St. Louis, Missouri           
Online Gambling: BetonSports Founder Gary Kaplan Denied Bail

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas 
Event 21 - No-Limit Hold'em Shootout - $1,500 Buyin. 900 Entries.
Event 22 - No-Limit Hold'em - $5,000 Buyin. 640 Entries.
Event 23 - Pot-Limit Omaha - $1,500 Buyin. 576 Entries.

Additional news...
Casino Dealers Academy - Broward County, Florida.
Princess Sophia's gaming counters to sell at auction
Polaris, The Poker-Playing Computer Program
Baer’s 'Hillbillies’ casino plan stirs emotions before tie vote
4 Years in Jail for Gamblers - Moscow
Poker Dome's pullout leaves Neonopolis a house of cards - Downtown Las Vegas

Friday, 15th June

Pennsylvania                     Yahoo/AP
Penn National Being Acquired for About $6.1 Billion in Cash

Pennsylvania                     Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Agrees to Be Acquired by Certain Funds Managed by Affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC And Centerbridge Partners LP

Macau                     Yahoo/Business Wire
Melco PBL Entertainment Secures US$2.75 Billion Credit Facility

U.K. Poker           
Poker clubs attempt to stop Gambling Act

Macau                     Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Hotel Rooms and Restaurants Open at Crown Macau
Melco PBL Ent's Crown Macau Opens About 60 Hotel Rooms to Public

Hong Kong & Las Vegas                     Reuters
Melco to take majority stake in U.S. gaming firm

$300 mllion casino still in the cards
Since the slots at Philadelphia Park opened in December 2006 betting on horse racing has dropped 15%.

Ontario                     Globe & Mail/Canadian Press
New gaming deal could give Ontario natives $2.5-billion

Problem Gambling - Singapore                     Channel News Asia
Families want problem gamblers banned from other gaming venues besides casinos
"It is estimated that there are more than 100 private clubs housing more than 1,900 slot machines in Singapore."

Philadelphia                     Trinidad Express
MovieTowne gets casino - Magistrate snubs objectors, grants licence
Golden Entertainment Private Members Club.

British Columbia & Sydney, Aus           
Australia's PBL/Macquarie Bank JV extends bid for Gateway Casino to July 25

Burnaby, British Columbia                     Yahoo Canada/CCN Matthews
New World Gaming Extends Offer for Gateway Casinos
"New World Gaming is a 50/50 joint venture between wholly owned subsidiaries of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and the Macquarie Group."

Additional news...
Las Vegas Sands Executive Sells Shares - 620,000 x $77.92 = $48.3 million.
Borgata Sizzles With Start of Second Annual Summer Poker Open
Ministry acts to curb online gambling - South Korea
Mayor's son pleads not guilty in casino cheating ring - Seattle
Job cuts continue at Tropicana in Atlantic City
Casinos crucial to state's economy, experts say - Connecticut

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