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Thursday, 14th June

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas    
Event 19 - No-Limit Hold'em - $2,500 Buyin. 1,013 Entries.
Event 20 - Seven Card Stud High-Low 8/OB - $2,000 Buyin. 340 Entries.
World Series of Poker Highlights to Appear on V CAST from Verizon Wireless

Macau                     Bloomberg
Wynn Increases Macau Casino Loan to $1.55 Billion, People Say

Philadelphia                     Philadelphia Daily News
SugarHouse OKs $67 million payment to city
SugarHouse will forgo abatement, pay at least $50 million

Poker Dealers to Your Home

Las Vegas                     New York Times
Las Vegas Caters to Asia’s High Rollers

City of New Westminster, Briitish Columbia                      Burnaby NewsLeader
Royal City Star may be sailing south

Verona, New York                      Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Ruling lets Turning Stone casino stay open

São Miguel, Azores                      Diario Economico
Primeiro casino da ilha de S. Miguel abre na passagem de ano de 2008/2009
The first casino located in the a Portuguese archipelago is set to open in 2008/9. The Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean around 1,500 km from Portugal.

Additional news...
Electronic Game Card Signs Deal with PAF in the Nordic Region

Wednesday, 13th June

Groupe Partouche Q2 sales drop 5% as slot machine revenues fall
Chiffre d'affaires 1er semestre 2006-2007 - PDF

Las Vegas                     Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Signs Stock Purchase and Product Participation Agreement With Elixir Group Limited

Matthews, North Carolina                     Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Launches Heads-Up Challenge(TM), Ground-Breaking Amusement Game

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas          
Event 17 - Ladies WC No-Limit Hold'em - $1,000 Buyin. 1,286 Entries.
Event 18 - World Championship Limit Hold'em - $5,000 Buyin. 257 Entries.
Sally Anne Boyer Wins The WSOP Ladies Gold

Las Vegas & Macau                    Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Announces Opening Date for The Venetian Macao - 28th August.
Venetian Macao Resort to Open in August

Malta & Las Vegas           
Playtech Ltd - Agreement signed with Guardian Gaming and Shuffle Master

Ontario, Canada           Post
Scandal topples two more Ontario lottery executives

Hamden, Connecticut                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
TransAct Technologies Charges FutureLogic with Patent Infringement For Dual Port Technology

Macau                    Wall Street Journal
With Gambling Ads Banned, Attracting Casino Customers Can Be a Roll of the Dice

Macau                    PDF Presentation - 29 pages
Melco PBL Entertainment - G2E Asia Gaming Investor Forum
Visa Worries Maul Melco - The Street

Trenton, New Jersey                    Daily Record/AP
Bill aims to help casinos during shutdown

Atlantic City          
Comps up as revenue down in Atlantic City casinos

British News
Bookies raid - William Hill, Huddersfield.
£7.9m lottery fortune unclaimed - North Yorkshire

Additional news...
'Las Vegas' Brand Name Up For Sale to Highest Bidder?
Inminente comienzo de las audiencias por Casinos - Uruguay
MGM Grand revenue up, other casinos down in May - Detroit
Vietnam hauls in 15 for questioning on mass casino raid
Visa CAL gambling and pornography, revenues: NIS 40m - Israel
Philweb in preliminary discussion for Parañaque casino - Philipinnes
Moscow show disappoints - World of Games

Tuesday, 12th June

Macau                    PRNewswire
Asia's Largest Gaming Exhibition and Conference, G2E Asia, Kicks Off Tomorrow

Madrid, Spain                    Reuters
Spanish gaming group Codere considers listing

Buenos Aires, Argentina          
Una agresión a empleados postergó para hoy la reapertura del casino
The Buenos Aires Casino managed by Cirsa has been closed for 35 days and reports that a meeting yesterday turned violent with at least 10 injuries.

Las Vegas & South Africa                    Daily Telegraph
Harrah's is 'interested' in Gold Reef

Meadows' Casino Opens For Business
Meadows casino has full house on first night - 10,000 in the first 11 hours. - Millennium Gaming/Cannery Casinos Management

Port of Spain                    Trinidad Express
Gaming industry workers worried about future
Slots are apparently presently imported in two parts and then assembled.

British News
Government wins casinos ruling - The Independent
Court backs government over casino plans -
Yarmouth casino clears legal hurdle -
Government should act over casino fiasco - Conservatives predictable response.

Atlantic City                    Reuters, Star-Ledger & Wilmington Star/AP
Atlantic City gamblers lose $409 million in May
Gamblers betting less on Atlantic City
Comps up as revenue down in Atlantic City casinos
Key facts on AC casino revenues
Revenues at Atlantic City's 11 casinos declined by 5.5% in May, marking the fourth month out of five this year that revenues have been lower than 2006. Slot revenue was down 7% and table games 1.4%.

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas          
Hellmuth's 11
Event 15 - No-Limit Hold'em - $1,500 Buyin. 2,628 Entries.
Phil Hellmuth Jr. has made Poker history by winning his 11th WSOP Gold bracelet.
Event 16 - H.O.R.S.E  - $2,500 Buyin. 382 Entries.

Las Vegas                    Variety
The rules for shooting in casinos - Flexibility key for filming on the Strip

Additional news...
Timor: 100 Arrested In Gambling Raid - 250 machines and $20,000 in cash seized.
Some dispute professor's gambling numbers - Massachusetts
Fakes flood casinos - Connecticut
Boarding House Tenant Wins $37 Million Lottery
Three Betfair Punters strike Gold - Odds of 999 to 1 offered in running. Ouch !
Tomó 35 mil pesos de su trabajo, se los gastó en el casino y luego se entregó - An employee on a Bank run apparently decided to visit another casino.
Table Trac Inc. Contracts With Casino in Costa Rica


Monday, 11th June

St. Louis & Missouri         
Gaming Standards Association to Present Answers to Important Standardization Questions at G2E Asia

St. Louis & Missouri                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Completion of Casino Aztar Acquisition

London                    Daily Mail, Reuters & The Guardian
Gaming body loses casinos challenge
UK High Court rejects 'supercasino' challenge
Gaming body loses casinos challenge

Casino push unlikely until Brown is PM

Manila, Philipinnes                    Manila Standard
Parañaque casino okayed -

Victoria, Australia                    The Melbourne Age
Gaming sector under a cloud - Effects of the 2002 smoking bans.

Australia                    Melbourne Age
New game no gamble for Packer

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Review-Journal
Downtown casinos: Race was pits

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas          
Event 12 - No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed - $1,500 Buyin. 1,427 Entries.
Event 13 - World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em - $5k Buyin. 398 Entries.
Event 14 - Seven Card Stud - $1,500 Buyin. 385 Entries.
Bellagio Cup III Starts Today
There are now 3 poker tournament series running consecutively in Las Vegas. TheWSOP, The Bellagio Cup and Binion's Poker Classic.
Correction ! I've been informed today that it's actually 4 tournament series in the desert metropolis. The Venetian's is also running it's Deep Stack Extravaganza II.

Online, Internet & Interactive
Net bet ban talk centers on tech - Washington. LVR-J
Foe of gambling welcomes hearings on new legislation
Bank robber’s dad urges keeping laws curbing Internet gambling
Bodog ( downgraded from 7 to 5 -

Problem Gambling Issues
Teen pokie peril - Sunday Tasmanian
Government should stop funding Casinos - New Zealand

Additional news...
British Network Wants Changes in Race Presentation -
Fred bets on racecourse - A racecourse in Salford ?
State-led raid in 1957 netted gaming devices - Canton, Ohio
Gaming commission to study gambling card - South Dakota
Alberta computer scientists to pit poker program against professionals

Sunday, 10th June

Kathmandu                    Hindustan Times
Nepal hotels, casinos flourish, 43% rise in tourist turnout

Israel & Las Vegas           & Globes Isreal
Israeli Tycoons Dankner, Tshuva to Build Vegas Casino
Nochi Dankner joins Tshuva in Las Vegas - IDB Development Corp. - IDB

London                    The Observer/Guardian & BBC
Ruling due on supercasino challenge
Court ruling on casinos challenge

Las Vegas                    Caspers Star Tribune/Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas resorts scramble for immigrant help

Carson City, Nevada                    Las Vegas Business Press & Nevada Appeal
Statewide win continues record streak despite slot softness
Nevada casinos gain in April

West Viginia           & Washington Post
Table Games In W. Va. May Mean Hit For Pa. Casinos
Voters Reject Table Gaming for Charles Town Casino - Penn National Gaming - Delaware North Companies

Sydney, Australia                    Yahoo Aus/AFP
Australia's richest man bets on gambling

Las Vegas                    United Press International
Casinos lift ban against software pioneer
I can play! - Richard Brodie Blog
Casino bans author of Word for being lucky -
Richard Brodie's Blog has images of the $240,000 Video Poker RF's at Harrah's properties which probably resulted in him receiving the ban. "He told me I was being 86ed because they couldn't figure out how to make a profit off me."

Las Vegas          
Long-Awaited 180-Acre Non-Gaming Attraction to Become the "Central Park" of Las Vegas

Dudley, West Midlands                    Express & Star
Bookies robber is jailed - 5 years for £780 !

South Australia           Now
Poker craze coming to SA - National Poker League

Buenos Aires          
Se postergó la reapertura del Casino Flotante - Casino Flotante de Buenos Aires

Saturday, 9th June

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas          
Event 8 - No-Limit Hold'em - $1,000 Buyin. 844 Entries. 1,814 rebuys.
Event 9 - Omaha High-Low 8/OB  - $1,500 Buyin. 690 Entries.
Event 10 - No-Limit Hold'em - $2,000 Buyin. 1,531 Entries.
Event 11 - World Championship Seven Card Stud - $5,000 Buyin. 180 Entries.

Las Vegas                   In Business Las Vegas 
MGM Mirage CEO is highest-paid exec
Over 75% of Nevada's top paid executives in 2006 come from the gaming industry. Heading the list is MGM MIRAGE'S Terry Lanni with a total compensation of $30.6 million.

Antigua & Las Vegas                    PRNewswire
An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress and the Gaming Industry: 'The Hypocrisy of Antigua Regarding Internet Gambling'
Derek Webb of Prime Table Games raises the issue of Antigua licensed casinos ignoring intellectual property rights by offering the game of Three Card Poker.

Christchurch, New Zealand         
Loan sharks, prize-rigging alleged at Christchurch Casino

Kaliningrad, Russia                    Kaliningrad Actuell
Kaliningrad: „Las Vegas“ an der Bernsteinküste?

Frankfurt am Main                    Frankfurter Neue Presse/dpa
Las Vegas am Main - größtes Pokerturnier Europas in Frankfurt - 9th & 10th June. Union Halle, Frankfurt am Main.

Atlantic City                    Yahoo/AP
Trump Entertainment Rises After Report Another Co. May Bid on Its Atlantic City Casinos

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Corporation Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement to Include the Americas, Europe and the Russian Federation

Philippines                    Philippine Inquirer
Zambo casino operators defy Pagcor order - Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone

Online Gambling                    Huddersfield Giants
Casino Red launches online Poker

Nottingham                    ThisisNottinghamshire/Evening Post
250 Ccasino jobs are a fair bet - Axis Building, Parliament Street.

Additional news...
W. Va.: Early Voting Under Way on Northern Panhandle Table Games
NWI casinos ring up $109.7 million in May
Vietnam police to question seven in massive gambling bust
Gambler gets life in prison for killing

Friday, 8th June

Montreal           Gazette
Few execs dare to attend online gambling fair
"The Palais de congres was bulging with 1,864 attendees last June. Yesterday's count was 640, according to figures from River City Group."

Washington, D.C.                    Yahoo/Tech Web
Gaming Association Sues U.S. Over Internet Gambling Ban - Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association.

Macau                    Hong Kong Standard
Immigration underpins allure of Macau

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/PRNewswire & Forbes/AP
Federman & Sherwood Announces That a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Shuffle Master, Inc.
Class Action No 3.
Shares Slide For Shuffle Master

Albany, New York                    Yahoo/AP
NY Governor May Split Racing Franchise

World Series of Poker Results
Las Vegas          
Event 6 - Limit Hold'em  - $1,500 Buyin. 910 Entries.
Gary Styczynski Wins Event #6 at the WSOP
Event 7 - Pot-Limit Omaha - $5,000 Buyin. 145 Entries. 421 rebuys
Burt Boutin Wins Event #7

Additional news...
Churchill's Miami track requests voter referendum on slot machines
Pa. Casinos Adding Virtual Table Games
Two national gambling industry conventions underway in Kansas City
Casino riding out bet on 'luckiest day of millennium' - 7/7/07
Gaming panel OKs French Lick casino takeover
State OKs buyout of stake in French Lick casino
Poker um das Wiener Millennium-Event Center - Vienna

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