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Thursday, 7th June

Macau                    Yahoo/Reuters
Wynn slows Macau expansion, plans buyback

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results
Shuffle Master, Inc. Earnings Conference Call (Q2 2007)

Over US$3.5 million seized at five illegal casinos

U.K. Bookmaker robberies
Bookie basher 'steals £30k' - The Sun.
Armed gang raid bookies - St. Helens, Lancashire.
Armed raid on bookmakers - Huddersfield.

Isle of Man          

U.K. - Online Gambling Advertising           &
Google Ad Ban Now Includes Free Play Poker Sites in UK
Google Extend Advertising Ban for Poker Sites in UK

London                    The Independent &
Sportingbet calls Government a bunch of amateurs as it quits UK
"Mr McIver described the Gambling Commission as "a bunch of civil servants in Birmingham"."
Delay hits Sportingbet merger with Bwin
Online gambling group move fixed

Washington                    Reuters &
US lawmaker to seek online gambling ban exemptions
House of Representatives to Meet Over Internet Gambling

Philipinnes                    Manila Standard
Online gambling faces test in Zambo free port - First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation

Florida                    Business Wire
Florida Gaming Corporation Receives Approval for Card Room at Ft. Pierce

Atlantic City                    Yahoo/AP
Ex-Gaming Exec Eyes Trump N.J. Casinos

Pennsylvania           & Norwich Bulletin
Computerized Blackjack is Here
Blackjack games don't have dealer at Pennsylvania casino - Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Additional news...
NorCal man convicted of taking harbor seal pup to casino
Navy vet wins $3.2 million on penny slots - Casino Pauma, California.
Cook to buy Lauth's casino stake - French Lick, Indiana.
Revenue tumbles at casinos - Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Wednesday, 6th June

British news...
Masked raider targets bookmakers - Ladbrokes, Newcastle. 5th June.
Dice still rolling on casino - NEC Solihull
MP allays fears over casino bid - Bath
New report opposes large casino for Newham - Inspire Magazine

Edmonton                    Edmonton Sun
Low-paid casino staff likely gambling addicts: union

London                    Yahoo UK - Jennifer L. Schenker
Brighter Days for Online Betting?

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas          
Event 4 - Pot-Limit Hold'em - $1,500 Buyin. 780 Entries.
Mike Spegal Wins Event #4 at the WSOP
Event 5 - Omaha/7 Card Stud High/Low 8/OB - $2,500 Buyin. 327 Entries.
Tom Schneider Wins WSOP Event #5

Las Vegas                   L.V. Business Press - Matt Ward
Investor suit alleges Shuffle Master execs cooked books, avoided taxes

Atlantic City                    The Press of Atlantic City
Interest in potential sale of Trump casinos heats up
Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds/Goldman Sachs & Co.

London           & Yahoo UK/FT
Sportingbet Plc - Unaudited results for the third quarter ended 30 April 2007
Soccer results go against Sportingbet

Montreal                    The Register
Unknown group sues DOJ over gambling laws
The Interactive Media and Gaming Association (iMEGA)
Google Search "Interactive Media and Gaming Association"

Port of Spain                    Trinidad Express
7,000 gaming workers face end of industry

Problem Gambling                    The Joplin Globe
Addiction left gambler a 'train wreck'

Vietnam                    Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Vietnamese govn't demands casino inspection after locals arrested

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Business Press - Ian Mylchreest
Land office sale, Las Vegas style

Additional news...
Bookies will use every means in Turf TV war -
Paradise Casinos temporarily closes doors - Arizona
Tribe hits big time: Gambling’s stars back Mass. casino bid
Charges laid in Winnipeg gambling raids - Texas Hold'em tournaments.
Nevada Gold & Casinos Announces Auction Date For 260-Acre Parcel of Land

Tuesday, 5th June

Coventry                   icCoventry/Coventry Telegraph
City casino faces deadline gamble
"My experience is if you get the loos right and the kitchens right, everything else is right."
Famous last words ? :)

Swansea                   ThisisSouthWales/Evening Post
Chips are up for casino as hopefuls take punt on new job opportunities

U.K. Bookmaker robberies
Bookmaker robbers sought by police - Tote, Gravesend. 3rd June.
Armed robbery at city bookmakers - Coral, Derby. 2nd June
Bookies bandit suspect quizzed by police - Ladbrokes, Haverhill & others

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire Re-Launches with New Features Including Video Coverage of 2007 WSOP
Present Alexa rankings - 58,303 - 11,281 - 7,935 - 19,796 - 31,898

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas          
Event 3 - No-Limit Hold'em - $1,500 Buyin. 2,998 Entries.

Las Vegas                   Richard Brodie Blog &
Fall of the Roman Empire
Harrah's Bans Richard "Quiet Lion" Brodie from their Casinos, World Series of Poker
Harrah's apparently sent letters to a number of high roller players on 10th May informing them that they were barred from all of the companies properties. The list included Video Poker player and the author of Microsoft Word Richard Brodie.

Detroit & Atlantic City                   United Auto Workers - Press release
Casino dealers at Bally's win UAW representation

Houston, Texas                   Reuters, APO/Newsday & NIGC
U.S. Indian casinos' 2006 revenue hit $25.1 billion
Indian Casinos Gross $25 Billion in 2006
NIGC Announces 2006 Indian Gaming Revenues - National Indian Gaming Commission.

Hong Kong & Macau                   China Economic Net
Bankers lined up to arrange loans for Macau casino deal

New Zealand         
Profit boosts search for growth for Skyline

PacificNet Subsidiary Delivers 200 Slot Machines to Gaming Operator in Europe

AXN bringt Backgammon ins TV: „Crowns Cup – Backgammon“ feiert seine Welt-Premiere auf AXN

Additional news...
Full House Resorts Announces Buy-out of Green Acres Casino Management
888 Holdings Plc - Discussions with the US Department of Justice
PartyGaming in clarification talks with US Attorney
IGH - Transfer of operations to Malta and Directorate Change
Chips are down for Bath casino after legal threat
Czech towns want to regulate gambling
Harry Potter Fans Await Hero's Fate as Bookies Bet He's Doomed
Bookie offers reward in hunt for 'Nessie'

Monday, 4th June

Vancouver, B.C.                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Interactive Gaming Council Appoints Canadian Lawyer as New Chief Executive

Biloxi, Mississippi                    Biloxi Sun-Herald
Casino owners make storm plans - Meeting to be held to ensure coordination

Las Vegas & New York                   Yahoo/Prime Newswire
The Pomerantz Firm Charges Shuffle Master Inc. With Securities Fraud

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas          
Event 2 - Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em - $500 Buyin
Event 1 - World Championship Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)- $2,500. 451 entries.
WSOP Event 1 Crowns Youngest Champion Ever -

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Slot machines way high tech - Speed, wide screens, communal play added

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International Completes $1 Million Order from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

London & New York                    Yahoo UK/Reuters
PartyGaming in U.S. crackdown talks

Australia & Nevada                    The Melbourne Age
Nevada gaming licence on cards for Packer's PBL
It's Viva Las Vegas as PBL expands

London           - 1st June
YooMedia plc Takes Control of Airtime of Pokerzone

Atlantic City                    MSNBC/AP
Atlantic City casino dealers vote to join union

French Lick, Indiana                    Inside Indiana Business
Judge Hands Lauth Defeat in Casino Lawsuit Ruling

Additional news...
Dominatrix accused of stealing
Betting shop and casino fees to go up - Worcester
Council reconsiders casino plan - Torquay
'Official' skill game opens floodgates to neighborhood casinos - Ohio

Sunday, 3rd June

Atlantic City                    Philadelphia Inquirer
Bally's dealers approve union by wide margin
628-255 in favor of becoming part of the United Auto Workers union.

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago          
Govt against casinos
"The Bill amends the 1963 Gambling and Betting Act to specifically add slot-machines to the list of gambling activities banned by the Act."

Norsk Tipping pleased with EFTA-Court statement in Ladbrokes case

Ontario, Canada                    The Barrie Examiner
Casino ripoff suspects get bail

West Virginia                    West Virginia Gazette
They promise jobs, but casinos are free to hire computer dealers
"It’s like comparing a donkey cart to a Mercedes-Benz. It’s not the same game at all,"

French Lick, Indiana                    Indianapolis Star
Judge: Contract existed between casino partner, earlier associate

Atlantic City                    The Press of Atlantic Cty
Bally's dealers, guards vote on unions this weekend

British Columbia           Sun & Times Colonist
B.C. lotto president fired
Lottery boss fired

Dublin                    A World of Poker - 1st May
Fitzwilliam Club and Dublin Bet

Additional news...
Lawmakers vote against plan to exempt casinos from smoking ban - Illinois
Bookies claim £50m Derby loss
Dettori's Derby triumph canes bookies
DERBY STAKES (Gr1) 02/05/07 - AUTHORIZED (VE) - YouTube
Vodafone Derby Stakes (GI) - YouTube. In French, Formidabe.
Leo Wallner in "Frühstück bei mir"

Saturday, 2nd June

PBL shifts chips more to gambling

Las Vegas                    In Business Las Vegas - Richard Velotta
Tourism and Gaming - Protect customers on server-based slots

Las Vegas                    In Business Las Vegas
Tourism and Gaming  - Getting dialed in to the casino business
The LV Sun's Jeff Simpson sits in on Wynn Resorts 1st quarter conference call.
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2007)

Colorado                    The Denver Channel
Smoking Ban Now Extends To Casinos
From 1st January 2008 the 44 casinos in 44 casinos in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek will be smoke free.

Iowa                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Proposes Major Expansion at Council Bluffs

Laughlin & Las Vegas                    Yahoo/AP
MGM Closes Sale of Laughlin Properties

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Review-Journal
Exec speaks; Binion's rumors fly

Additional news...
Man and woman rob gambling parlor ... together - Kanawha City, West Virginia
Heavy gambler stole $306K, police say - Arizona

Friday, 1st June

U.K.                    Birmingham Post & Evening Gazette
All bets are off for Solihull casino plans
Casino hopes dealt a blow - Middlesbrough

Vienna, Austria          
Endlich wieder mehr Gäste in Casinos Austria - 2006 neuer Umsatzrekord
Casinos Austria International reports strong results for 2006
Die Kugel rollt: Casinos Austria verbuchen Umsatzrekord
"Together these 75 casinos in 18 countries and on board 10 cruise ships welcomed some 19 million visitors, a rise of 2.7 % year-on-year, and employed a total of 10,545 staff."

World Series of Poker 2007 - Opening day
Poker Players World-Wide Begin Annual Pilgrimage To Las Vegas For Start Of 38th Annual World Series Of Poker(R) - Yahoo/Business Wire
Life, winnings bring change for Gold - USA Today
Wild, wild cards in the World Series of Poker - USA Today
Path to fame varied for father and son - USA Today

U.K. Bookmaker robberies                    Haverhill Today & BBC Northamptonshire
Confident robber strikes town bookies for third time - Ladbrokes, Haverhill.
"It was the third time the bandit is believed to have struck in Haverhill – he is also linked to nearly 20 other robberies across the country and has twice appeared on BBC's Crimewatch."
Staff threatened by armed robber - Ladbrokes, Northampton.

South Africa                    Mail & Guardian
Where have the lottery millions gone?

Oslo, Norway                    Reuters
European Court Rules Against Norway in Ladbrokes Case

Casino Crime                    The News Tribune
Cheating the casino – and countless others
Stealing and cheating in casinos is of course not quite the glamorous profession Hollywood movies portray.

Springfield, Illinois                    St. Louis Today
Illinois Senate snuffs out smoking in casinos

Australia          , Bloomberg &
Packer sells media stake, ticketing to CVC
Packer Sells Control of Television, Magazines to CVC
PBL's push for prized Crown

Macau                    Bloomberg
Lai Sun, ESun Seek $1.7 Billion Debt for Macau Casino

Los Angeles                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Judge Denies Players Motion for Summary Judgment against WPT Enterprises in Antitrust Lawsuit

Additional news...
Isle of Capri Casinos Announces Plans to Refinance Indebtedness
Full House Resorts Announces Favorable Court Ruling
MGM Mirage Extends Union Contract for Culinary Workers, Talks Continue
Independent gambling licence review panel finalised - Vistoria, Australia.
Court upholds revocation of Emerald Casino gaming license - Illinois
Casino survives last legal challenge against resort - Michigan
Officials are forced to give up gambling, girls and gifts - China
Casino hands out rough end of pineapple - Jupiters, Australia.

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