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Archive 2007: 22nd - 30th June

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Saturday, 30th June

Hong Kong                    Reuters India
Gambling tycoon buys HK handover artwork for China

New York                    Reuters
NETeller founder pleads guilty in gambling case
Neteller founder pleads guilty in online gambling case in NY

Washington & Costa Rica                    Inside Costa Rica
U.S. Links San José Casino Owner With Calls Fraud - Horseshoe Casino
Google Search - "Jaime Ligator"

Croatia & Vienna, Austria                    Global Arbitration Review &
Croatia faces claim from Austrian gaming house
Adria Beteiligungs GmbH klagt Kroatien
Google Search - "Adria Beteiligungs"

St. Petersburg, Florida                    St. Petersburg Times
Man spends two days adrift before rescue
This is the second rescue in Florida by a casino boat this month.

Ex Chch casino head backs gambler accused of fraud

Melbourne, Australia          
New Sports Betting and Racing Software for Self-serve Kiosks Launched Internationally by BEToptions

World Series of Poker Results
Event 44 - Omaha High-Low 8/OB - $2,000 Buyin. 534 Entries.
In the Shadow of the Main Event: $50K H.O.R.S.E.

Additional news...
Council in casino talks - Swansea
Man Accused Of Gambling With Counterfeit Money - Connecticut

Friday, 29th June

Auckland & Christchurch, New Zealand                    New Zealand Herald
Casino targeted by money launderers
Ex Chch casino head accused of fraud
Casinos on a losing streak
5 pages. Rarely does press coverage of a casinos operations get worse than this.

Las Vegas                    Casino City Times & Poker Player Magazine
Deeb (and his lucky shirt) win H.O.R.S.E. title
Deeb wins H.O.R.S.E.

Las Vegas & Macau                    Yahoo/Edgar Online
Form 8-K for WYNN RESORTS LTD - Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Moscow                    The Moscow Times
First Limits on Gambling Kicking In
Slot halls with fewer than 50 machines and an area of less than 100 square meters be closed from 1st July. The total ban on gambling in Russia, except in the 4 designated areas, is set to begin on 1st July, 2009.

Macau                    China View/Xinhua
Two sentenced to jail term in Macao for casino chip stealing

English smoking ban... 2 days to go
Smoking ban a plus and problem for English firms
Rank fears smoking ban will hit Mecca bingo club profits - Daily Telegraph

Indian Gaming           & Newsday/AP
Report: Indian gaming revenues up, but growth slows
The top 5 Indian gaming states by revenue - Alan P. Meister

Sacramento, California                    Sacramento Bee
California Legislature approves huge expansion of Indian gambling

Athens & Brussels          
Commission urges Greece to lift its ban on gaming machines

World Series of Poker Results
Event 39 - World Championship H.O.R.S.E. - $50,000 Buyin. 148 Entries.
Event 43 - Limit Hold'em - $2,000 Buyin. 472 Entries.

Additional news...
Betfair sets up software-development centre in Romania
Gambler mom faces trial in bid to kill family by torching home - Colorado
New Guidelines For TV Quiz Shows - U.K. TV Quiz & Phone-in scams.
The Problem Gambling Foundation is calling for a wide-ranging parliamentary inquiry into casinos - New Zealand.

Thursday, 28th June

Blackpool                    Lancashire Evening Post, Blackpool Citizen & BBC Lancashire
Casino to open its doors
Casino cashes in on facelift
Resort's new £3.5m casino opens

Auckland, New Zealand          
Security cuts at casino risky – union

Port of Spain, Trinidad          
Save the casinos

Milan, Italy                    Bloomberg
Lottomatica Unit Probed, Italy May Seek EU4 Billion

Paris                    ABC Money/AFX
Groupe Partouche H1 net plunges 64.9 pct on tougher casino laws

Rank Group Plc trading update - 25 weeks to 24 June 2007
The stats for Rank's Grosvenor Casino unit are win up 4%, spend-per-head up 5% and admissions down 1%.

Christchurch, New Zealand           &
Former execs blow whistle on casino
Brownlee joins firm to 'clean up' casino industry
Casino shrugs off claims of critics

Brussels                    International Herald Tribune
EU threatens to sue France unless it changes law banning foreign gambling ads

Casino ban to cross borders

Western Cape, South Africa           Times - 24th June
Casino's smoking section hits jackpot

Port of Spain                    Trinidad Express
Slot machines to be phased out

Scotland                    Evening Times
Tax burden killing bingo halls, warns MSP

World Series of Poker Results
Event 39 - World Championship H.O.R.S.E. - $50,000 Buyin. 148 Entries.
Event 40 - Mixed Hold'em (Limit / No-Limit) - $1,500 Buyin. 620 Entries.
Event 41 - WC Seniors No-Limit Hold'em  - $1,000 Buyin. 1,882 Entries.
Event 42 - Pot-Limit Omaha High-Low 8/OB - $1,500 Buyin. 687 Entries.

Additional news...
Online Gamblers Place Bets on Hillary
Dublin is now one of the top 10 cities in the world - Casinos get a mention.
Woman suspected of bank robbery arrested at casino - Indiana

Wednesday, 27th June

Atlantic City          Yahoo/AP
Trump Hits 52-Week Low on Report It's Hit Obstacles in Potential Buyout

Florida          Yahoo/PRNewswire
New AWP Game Facility Opens in Tampa, Florida

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/Business Wire
MTR Gaming Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel for $32,000,000 |

Macau                    Hong Kong Standard
Galaxy to pour $7.5b into Macau casino project

Brussels                    The Times
Brussels threatens court action over state betting monopolies

Macau & Chicago                    Bloomberg & CNN/Reuters
Playboy Mansion Macao to Open in 2009, Hefner Says
Playboy to open entertainment spot in Macau

Victoria & Queensland, Australia           & Herald Sun
Mokbel's brother on secret high-rollers list
Rich pickings on casino lists

Sacramento, California                    Yahoo/Sacramento Business Journal
Shingle Springs tribe close to $450M financing pact

Port of Spain                     Trinidad Express
Enill: Slot machines to go
Manning blasted over 'gambling hypocrisy'

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                     The Times-Tribune
Senate approves smoking ban; clubs, casinos win exemptions
Another case of the health of casino employees in the minds of Politicians ranking as less important than gaming tax revenues.

Poker news...
Bluff Europe Magazine Names Poker's Big Five Cities - Yahoo/Business Wire
ThePokerBiz Announces Most Influential Poker Figures - Bluff Europe
Nearly $1,7m Up for Grabs at Borgata Poker Summer Open - Yahoo/PRNewswire
WPT to Film New Season VI Stop, Bellagio Cup III. - Yahoo/Business Wire

World Series of Poker Results
Event 39 - World Championship H.O.R.S.E. - $50,000 Buyin. 148 Entries.
Down now to 21 of an original 148.

Additional news...
Casino workers protest bill - California
Jowell to tell how Olympics funds will be repaid
Paris shop owners are questioned over £22m lottery fraud

Tuesday, 26th June

Brussels                    Reuters
EU to decide on several gambling legal actions

Macau                    Bloomberg
Galaxy Seeks Outside Operators for Macau Hotel-Casino Project

Las Vegas           
GSA and UNLV Offer G2S Protocol Certification Training
The 3 week programme begins 16th July and costs $4,955. GSA members get a discount ranging from 5 to 30%.

Port of Spain                     Trinidad Express
Opposition hits Gambling Bill

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/AP
Palazzo Hotel-Casino Begins Hiring 4,000 Workers in Las Vegas

Tel Aviv, Israel                     Haaretz Online
Foreign gambling site for Israelis is illegal - Victor Chandler's Hebrew website.
Victor’s Israel success - Something Jewish. March 2007.

London & Kahnawake, Canada                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Spin3 Launches Into the Interactive Gambling Arena &

British Bookmaker robberies
Gun terror for bookies staff - Corals. Nuneaton. 2nd robbery there in a month.

World Series of Poker Results
Event 38 - No-Limit Hold'em - $1,500 Buyin. 2,788 Entries.
Event 39 - World Championship H.O.R.S.E. - $50,000 Buyin. 148 Entries.

Additional news...
Macao police launch crackdown on criminals
Didn't happen in the betting shop - Neil Goulden's charity bike ride injuries.
Cubus Lux plc - Preliminary Results - |

Monday, 25th June

British Bookmaker robberies
Bookie knifed in shop attack - Edinburgh. Independent.
Armed robbers strike at bookies twice - Huddersfield. Jack Pearson shops.
Armed raider strikes at bookies - Warrington, Cheshire.
Bookmaker's shops will be allowed to open until 10 pm 7 days a week from September. 

Sweden                     The Local
Sweden to get rapped over gambling

Swansea                     ThisisSouthWales & News Wales
Casino could be soon back on the table
Swansea all of a flutter over casino
Swansea already has a Grosvenor Casino and Aspers Swansea is due to open in September.

Australia & New Zealand                     The Australian
Casino chiefs on losing streak

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino Now Hiring

London                     Bloomberg & Reuters
U.K. Pound Rises Above $2 on Speculation Rates to Keep Rising
Sterling hits $2 as rate views remain firm

Kathmandu, Nepal                    The Times of India
Indian wins battle for Nepal's casino kingdom
Indian businessman's claim over gaming company challenged - 13th March. 
Nepal's casino industry faces uncertain future - Philippine Times. 11th January.
Google Search - Cannosa Investment Ltd

Auckland, New Zealand                     Bloomberg, & Reuters
Sky City's Davies Quits After Forecast Profit Drop
Departing Davies to receive $1.7m (+audio)
NZ's Sky City managing director to stand down
SkyCity chairman Rod McGeoch

London                     Yahoo UK/ &
Harding steps down as Wm Hill chief
WILLIAM HILL PLC - Chief Executive to stand down

Atlantic City                     Assosiated Press
Fire Damages N.J. Gambling Headquarters

Costa Rica                     Inside Costa Rica
Costa Rica  To Seek Compensation From US On Online Gambling Policy

World Series of Poker Results
Event 37 - Pot-Limit Hold'em - $2,000 Buyin. 599 Entries.

Additional news...
Las Vegas-Style Hotel-Casino Planned for Panama
Island urged to step up gambling - Jersey

Sunday, 24th June

Belgrage, Serbia           
Belgrade gets luxury casino
The Grand Casino Beldrade will open in the Hotel Yugoslavia on 30th June. Casinos Austria have a 51% stake with Club Hotel Loutraki' Queenco holding 39%.

Macau                     Taiwan Slot website
G2E Asia Images - Taiwan Slot
For those of you, like me, who didn't make it to Macau, and wishes that they had done!. Taiwan Slot has a page with all the exhibitors stands etc... - some 400 images in total. Good job.

Manila, Philipinnes                     ABS-CBN News
PAGCOR sets bidding for gaming complex

Broward County, Florida                     Sun-Sentinel
Gambling at Broward racetracks is not paying off as expected
"Each of Gulfstream Park's 1,221 slots generated on average $70 in revenue per day for May" - formerly Hollywood Greyhound Track

Quebec, Canada            Citizen
Casino du Lac-Leamy's revenues fall 3.9% due to 'strong competition'

South Africa & The Seychelles                     Business Report
Pinnacle Point wins R9.2bn island deal

Delaware & Maryland                     Baltimore Sun
Slots fail to keep bettors at track

World Series of Poker Results
Event 35 - No-Limit Hold'em - $1,500 Buyin. 2,541 Entries.
Event 36 - WC Omaha High-Low 8/OB  - $5,000 Buyin. 280 Entries.

Additional news...
Ricky Hatton - Jose Luis Castillo (4th round KO) - YouTube
The Chinese Las Vegas - Sunday Times. Macau Property investments.
Rome burns as NSW delays opening up the betting market
Echelon off to smashing start

Saturday, 23rd June

Trenton, New Jersey                     Philadelphia Inquirer
Senate votes to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos

South Australia            Advertiser
SA trapped in pokie spiral

Auckland, New Zealand                     New Zealand Herald
SkyCity deals to loan shark pair
$10,000 chips at 7pc a week

Atlantic City                     The Press of Atlantic City
Suit can proceed in alleged casino deal double-cross
Resorts International Announces Resignation of Audrey Oswell as President and CEO of Resorts Atlantic City

Detroit                     Detroit News
Done deal: The short, crazy life of a casino playing card - Bicycle PokerPeek

San Mateo, California                     San Mateo Daily Journal
Another man's treasure - Antique Slots Collection

World Series of Poker Results
Event 33 - Pot-Limit Omaha - $1,500 Buyin. 293 Entries.
Event 34 - Limit Hold'em - $3,000 Buyin. 296 Entries.

Additional news...
Mexican Vacationer Sues Isle Of Capri - Kansas City
Casino builders at former Bethlehem mill hard pressed for steel - Pennsylvania
Cockfight gambling ban clears House - Louisiana. Cue Banjo music.

Friday, 22nd June

Scottsdale, Arizona                      PRNewswire
Atronic Announces Licensing and Manufacturing Agreement With Pockaj d.o.o. for 'ALFASTREET' product line!
Atronic Announces Changes in Corporate Leadership

Reno                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Completes Investment in Digideal Corporation - Popular in Vietnam, Cambodia & Peru.

Macau                     Peoples Daily Online/Xinhua & Macau Statistics and Census Service
Macao's casino taxes up 45.4 percent in first 5 months
Results of the Visitor Arrivals for May 2007
The S.A.R. Government collected 11.24 billion patacas (U.S. $1.4 billion) in direct gaming taxes in the first five months of this year a rise of 45.4 percent.

Macau & Hong Kong                     Yahoo/Business Wire & Hong Kong Standard
Macau Success Announces 2007 Interim Results
Rent and staff costs drag down gaming company net

Macau                     China View/Xinhua
Macao forecasts 35 casinos in 2010 - 26 at present

Macau                     Peoples Daily Online/Xinhua
Macao police nab casino staff "stealing chips"

Reno                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
Claims of Former IGT Lawyers Dismissed

Auckland, New Zealand                     New Zealand Herald
Loan sharks cruise casino to lure gamblers: MP
The latest accusation of money lenders operating within New Zealand's casinos points the finger at Sky City Auckland.

World Series of Poker Results
Event 31 - WC Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em - $5,000 Buyin. 392 Entries.
Event 32 - Seven Card Stud  - $2,000 Buyin. 213 Entries.

Additional news...
Borgata Summer Poker Open Steams Ahead Into Second Week of Action
Wynn Enters $1 Billion Credit Facility
Casino employees will soon have easier walk to jobs - Mohegan Sun
Bride dumps gambling groom - The Sun

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