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Archive 2007: 1st - 7th March

Wednesday, 7th March

Maputo, Mozambique        
Chairman of the only casino in Maputo wants to maintain monopoly

Reno, Nevada                  Geno Gazette-Journal
IGT pursues new markets

London         & This is Money
Sportingbet Plc - Possible Offer
Yesterday's trading: Gamblers pile into Sportingbet

Atlantic City                  Courier-Post & Press of Atlantic City
Casino worker's dismissal prompts call for inquiry
Lawmaker wants probe of layoffs at Tropicana

British Betting shop robberies....
Knife terror at betting shop - William Hill, Leamington. 6th March.
Two robberies at bookies in a week - Ladbrokes Brighton & Hove. 6th March.
Raider escapes with cash from bookies - William Hill Enfield Town. 2nd March
Measures to protect bookies' cash - Cheltenham Festival, BBC.

Strasbourg, France                  International Herald Tribune & Independent
EU court prohibits Italian gambling restriction
EU court backs cross-border gaming
Italy loses Europe gambling case - BBC
Cross-border betting victory for Stanley - Daily Telegraph
Judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-338/04, C-359/04, C-360/04 Placanica

Kuala Lumpur & Macau                  Bloomberg
Star Cruises Needs Extra HK$875 Million for Macau Project
Star Cruises Shares Slump on Admission Casino Needs More Funds

Alberta, Canada                  The Globe & Mail
No Net gambling, Cree band told

Melbourne                  NineMSN & SMH
Man sues Crown Casino for $30m gambling loss
Gold Coast high roller sues Crown for lost $30 million

Los Angeles                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Amateur Defeats Hollywood Heavyweights and Poker's Finest at the 5th Annual World Poker Tour(R) Invitational

Additional headlines...
Ubet2win slumps on profit warning
MP at odds with council over casino site - Yarmouth
Judge: Gambling debts unenforceable in California
TV games organizers accused of rigging, organizing betting - Vietnam
UK Survey Reveals Top Gambling Quotes of All Time
Smoking Laws Break Gambling Trance - New Zealand

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Hotel Casinos Build Taller on North End of Strip
Station Square gaming: Winner "Financialy Unstable" KDKA2
Star Cruises Withdraws From Sentosa Casino Venture CNBC News

Tuesday, 6th March

Trenton, New Jersey                  New York Times, & Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
Casino Dismisses Worker Seeking Smoking Ban
A.C. Casino Worker And Smoking Ban Advocate Fired
Smoking opponent is fired by a casino

U.K. Regional casino vote                   Preston Today & Fleetwood Today
Borrow: Why I'll defy whips on casino vote
Fleetwood MP backs Blackpool casino plan

London & Nicosia, Cyprus                   Daily Telegraph & Observer - James Obsbourne
No more London bets for me, says The Fat Man
A bet's only a gamble if it stings when lost and delights if won

Italy & Strasbourg, France                   Bloomberg & e-ComLaw
Italy Can't Prosecute Stanley Leisure Agents, EU Court Says
Placanica Ruling: Italy Canít Prosecute Intermediaries Acting for Foreign Betting Operators

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz
Progressive tries to deal table game business

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Progressive Gaming International 4Q Loss Widens on Weaker Revenue

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Reports Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2006

Sydney                  NineMSN/aap & SMH
PBL restructures gaming to look offshore
PBL looks offshore with gaming restructure

U.S.                  USA Today
Casino cheats bet on Midwest marks

New York                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
American Real Estate Partners, L.P. Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

South Africa                  Business Day & Business Report
High court sets aside ministerís decision on Lotto operator
Uthingo wins lottery round as judge sets aside licence ruling

Hollywood, Florida                  Yahoo UK
Seminole Tribe completed Hard Rock deal

Singapore & Kuala Lumpur                  Malaysian Star
Genting closer to getting casino licence

Additional headlines...
Resort faces long wait for casino - Scarborough
Do not bet on a new casino yet as MPs backtrack - Southampton
Two robberies at bookies in a week
Senate votes to to scrap 'riverboat' casino requirement - Iowa
Casino College Dealing Casino Training in Los Angeles -
Cheaters put horse racing in dire straits - Canada

Monday, 5th March

London                  International Herald Tribune
Dozens smash slot machines, wreck gambling halls in North Caucasus

Johannesburg & Athens                  Yahoo/Reuters S.A.
Intralot says S.African lottery contract suspended

London                  Daily Mail
MPs to quiz Jowell over Lottery cash for Olympics

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming International Announces Appointment of Bankers to Explore Sale of Its Table Route

London        , Bloomberg & Guardian
William Hill Plc. Announcement of preliminary results
William Hill Says Profit Rose 47% on World Cup Wagers
William Hill a winner with World Cup

Dublin        , Yahoo/Sharecast & RTE
Paddy Power plc - 2006 Preliminary Results Announcement
Paddy Power profit up 52%
Late run leaves Paddy Power 52% ahead

Las Vegas                   Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on a good, fair decision made by the Gaming Control Board
Owners Sell Aging Sahara Casino in Vegas - AP

Singapore & Kuala Lumpur                   SMH/Reuters
Singapore casino severs Ho connections

Additional headlines...
Racism call as Cherokees expel sons of slaves
Angeles raid a test case for war on Net gambling - Philippines
Lottery officials detained, $575,000 missing - Vietnam
Man charged over bookmakers raid - Nottingham
ITV to suspend premium phone-ins

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Poker News - March 2 2007 - Pokerzone
Poker News - March 1 2007 - Pokerzone YouTube

Sunday, 4th March

Singapore & Kuala Lumpur                   Bloomberg & Reuters UK
Genting Unit to Buy Star Cruises' Stake in Singapore
Star Cruises to withdraw from Singapore casino

London & Manchester                   Sunday Telegraph
Manchester's champion switched sides in supercasino bidding war
Paul Bellringer OBE was formerly a director of GamCare and now runs consultancy firm Responsible Gambling Solutions.

Manchester                   Sunday Times
Fear and loathing in Las Manchester
Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson takes a look at the prospects for Manchester's super-casino.

"However, in one important respect Manchester's supercasino will be very similar to Las Vegas. The customers will be poor and fat when they get there. And a little bit poorer and fatter when they leave."  :)

European Poker                   Card Player Europe - March edition
The Dusk Till Dawn Story
Irish News - Ladbrokes in Emporium move?
German News - Poker Rooms in Germany

Casinos should pay price for gambling addictions

London                   The Observer/Guardian
Poker on cards for London
The Fat Man's US gamble backfires

Video, audio, podcasts & images
The House Always Wins ? Casino Dealers Sue Steve Wynn
South Florida Awaits A Spring Casino Opening - Pompano Park

Saturday, 3rd March

Nevada & Macau                  Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Macau follows Vegas' lead - Enclave willing to rid itself of mob influence

Nevada & Macau                  L.V. Business Press - Matt Ward
Triad links, embezzlement alleged in documents on Ho family business - Source confirms reports are genuine

Las Vegas         - David McKee
Turmoil at Wynn - Brief but very interesting.
How toxic is Stanley Ho?
One big, happy (Ho) family

Macau                  Boston Globe
In a tiny corner of China, a gamblers' paradise spawns glitzy, ritzy, gargantuan casinos

Macau                  Yahoo Singapore/AFP, Forbes/AP &
Costs soar at Macau casino site: report
Starwood to Build 2 Macau Hotels
Sheraton Macau Hotel to be chainís largest with 4,000 rooms

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Review-Journal - Howard Stutz
Sahara sold to California businessman - Resort facing 'tremendous' renovation

Las Vegas                  Reuters
Las Vegas' Sahara casino to be sold

London                  Daily Telegraph
Lords groups unite against super casino site
Why the Treasury loves a gambler

London                  Daily Mail
How does it feel to lose £2million in a night's gambling?

Vienna, Austria                  Reuters UK
Bwin puts temporary halt on Turkey gambling offers

Auf Deutsche...
Casinos Austria als perfekter Gastgeber

Austria & U.S.                   Kleine Zeitung
Spielgeräte-Hersteller Atronic will in US-Casinos mitverdienen

Bad Oeynhausen                   Vlothoer Anzeiger
Trickbetrüger am Roulette

Königsbach Ė Stein, Germany          - ISA-Casinos press release - Machen Sie Fernsehen mit uns im Internet!

Additional headlines...
Gambling ban for Hammers
Puerto Rican ban on smoking in public spaces takes effect
Hard Rock International Releases 2006 Year-End Earnings Report
Pa. Casinos Ponder Electronic Tables Games
400 poker machines seized in raids - Pittsburgh

Friday, 2nd March

Macau                  Yahoo/AP
World's Casino Kings Bet on a Macau Boom

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Progressive Gaming Announces Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit
Progressive to Pay $2.8M to Settle Class Action Suit

London                  The Guardian/PA
Jowell told she faces battle over Manchester supercasino
Radio 4 - Britain's first supercasino in Manchester - Lord Lipsey

Estonia                  OEG - Press release
Olympic Entertainment Group signs contract for acquisition of Kristiine Kasiino
Subject to regulatory approval Olympic Entertainment Group will acquire the 10 slot operations of Kristiine Kasiino for EEK 250.2 million (€16 million). If completed the deal will give Olympic a 29% share of the Estonian market by slot numbers and 41.6% by turnover.

London                  Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph & Independent
Jowell is facing defeat in Labour MPs' casino revolt
Jowell imposes 'all-or-nothing' casino vote
Comment: Let's make it as fun as Las Vegas - Stuart Wheeler. IG Index founder.
Blackpool casino bid backers to fight on

London                  Reuters UK
Rank hit by smoking ban, eyes new casinos

The Rank Group Plc - Preliminary results for the year ended 31 Dec 2006

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Reports Record Results for 2006

London & Gibraltar                  The Independent
US online ban halves profits at PartyGaming

Macau                  China View/Xinhua
10 more ferries linking Macao, Hong Kong as casino industry booming

Macau                  BBC - From our own correspondent
Macau's thriving gambling industry

Indiana                  NWI Times/AP
Blue Chip, Majestic Star II told to shut down certain slot machines

South Korea                  The Raw Story/dpa
South Korea bets on new casinos to win over Chinese tourists

Additional headlines
Police seals casino, 42 gamblers arrested - Rawalapindi, Pakistan
Boyd Gaming Closes Acquisition of Dania Jai Alai -
Parents leave daughter outside casino - Durban, South Africa.

Video, audio, podcasts & images
The Ex-Supreme and Wynn Gets Bopped The Strip Podcast

Thursday, 1st March

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master Loses Again in Patent Infringement Lawsuit Brought Against VendingData Corporation
VendingData(TM) Receives Gaming Laboratory International Approval on New Specialty Shuffler, ShufflePro(TM)

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Set to Open Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon March 1 - The former Barbary Coast Hotel and Casino.

Leeds, England                  Leeds Today
Casino plan for pay out ahead of smoke ban
The Grosvenor Casino in Merrion Way is to invest £6,000 on a 6m by 6m aluminium smoking shed for it's customers. The smoking ban in the Britain comes into effect 1st July.

Indianapolis, Indiana                  Palladium Item/AP
Indiana casinos told to shut down 23 machines

Macau                  Kiplinger Forecasts/AP & China Daily
Casino Tycoon Dismisses Critics of China - Sheldon Adelson
US casino tycoon defends China

New York                  Yahoo/Market Wire
Sona Mobile Receives Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) Certification

Jowell backs Manchester for first super casino

London                  The Times & Daily Telepgraph
Top casino sues 'the Fat Man' for £2m, then says he's welcome back
The Fat Man who lost £23m on casino tables

London                  Government News Network & ePolitix
Government puts Casino Panel's recommendations to Parliament in full
Jowell to give Manchester casino go-ahead
Radio 4 - Tessa Jowell's proposed super-casino vote

London & Manchester                  Daily Telepgraph & The Guardian
Jowell gambles on all-or-nothing casino plot
Last supercasino hopes dashed as Jowell backs Manchester

Las Vegas & Macau                  Hong Kong Standard/AFP
Nevada clears Pansy Ho in MGM Macau venture
Casinos support tighter security rules

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Reuters
Station Casinos fourth-quarter profit falls

Singapore                  Today Online
Genting likely to get casino nod

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania                  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review & AP
Western Pa. first pull at slots
Erie slots parlor opens today

London & Gibraltar                  Yahoo/AFX & Reuters
PartyGaming FY underlying profit down 57% says trading recovering
PartyGaming profit drops 57%

Additional headlines
Pennsylvania Rules Making It Difficult to Hire Workers, Slots Execs Say
Casino alleges foes' petitions are fraudulent - Pennsylvania
RSA fined for illegal gambling - New Zealand
Thwaites urges rethink on casino licence - Blackpool
Licensing snag for pub's casino night - Scarborough
Industry leaders criticise level of gambling licence fees - Britain. The Caterer
Harrods Online Casino Closes -
Bookies' flotation proves a success

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Presque Isle Downs Makes It's Grand Opening KDKA2/Yahoo Video
Latest Slot Machines Available At Erie Casino KDKA2/Yahoo Video
U.S. Law hits Party Gaming BBC Video
High Stakes Poker Season 3 Ep 7 Part 1 (5 parts)
A bit better this week !

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