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Archive 2007: 8th - 14th March

 
Wednesday, 14th March

Victoria, Australia                  News.com.au/Herald Sun & Yahoo Aus/AFP
Problem gambler sues casino after $30m loss
Australian problem gambler sues casino for millions
www.crowncasino.com.au

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Harrah's CEO Earned $12.6 Mln in 2006

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
U.S. Playing Card Named Official World Series Of Poker(R) Supplier
www.usplayingcard.com
www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Continues to Slide As Analysts Voice Concerns

Den Haag, Netherlands                  DutchNews.nl
French casino group loses licence battle - Compagnie Financière Régionale
Nederlandse staat mag casino’s weren
www.hollandcasino.nl
www.groupetranchant.com

Sydney                  International Herald Tribune & Yahoo Aus/Reuters
Australian gambling company ousts chief executive officer
Australia's Tabcorp dumps CEO on poor results
www.tabcorp.com.au
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TAH.AX

Montreal, Quebec                  Loto Québec
Outraged Québec Casino Croupiers Defend the Integrity of their Work

Macau                  Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao to need 50,000 casino croupiers in 2009

London                  The Scotsman
Caborn rejects calls for supercasino rethink
HoL Select Committee on the Merits of Statutory Instruments - Draft Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007.
www.parliamentlive.tv/Player/?Meeting=6968
 

London                  Daily Telegraph, Guardian & ASA
TV opens its doors for £50m gambling adverts
Tough code for casino ads
New gambling advertising rules announced
www.asa.org.uk - Advertising Standards Authority
Gambling - The regulation of gambling advertisements - Committee of Advertising Practice.
 

The Netherlands                  BNR Nieuws Radio
Holland Casino in het nauw

Torquay                  BBC Devon
Devon resort hosts casino meeting

Stoke-on-Trent                  BBC Staffordshire
Armed robbery at city bookmakers - Corals.

London                  Guardian - Columist Opinion
Gambling has destroyed lives. So why are we about to be bombarded with television ads for casinos?

London                  CNW Telbec
eCOGRA to Offer More Online Operators Its Compliance Seal
www.ecogra.org
 

Additional headlines...
Fraudulent use of UK cards abroad soars
Arena Leisure Plc: Doncaster Racecourse - Planning Update
Frankie Stevens' underage guest lands casino in court - Christchurch, NZ.
US$700,000 World Cup bookmakers face criminal charges - Vietnam
 

Video, audio, podcasts & images
www.parliamentlive.tv/Player/?Meeting=6968 HoL Committee

 
 
Tuesday, 13th March

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master to Restate 2006 Results
Shuffle Master Falls on Downgrades
www.shufflemaster.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SHFL
Preliminary 2007 Shuffle Master, Inc. Earnings Conference Call
 

Las Vegas                  KLAS-TV & Time/AP
Las Vegas' Legendary Stardust Bites The Dust
Venerable Stardust Casino Imploded in Las Vegas to Make Way for $4.4 Billion Megaresort
www.stardustlv.com

London                  Forbes.com
888's former CEO John Anderson attends meeting with French authorities

London                  InvestEgate.co.uk
32Red Plc - Preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2006
32Red Plc - Financing restructure
www.32red.plc.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TTR.L
profess

London
Parliament TV
Draft Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007
HoL Select Committee on the Merits of Statutory Instruments - Committee Room 4a. - 4:15pm
Witnesses - Prof Stephen Crow CB, Chairman, Casino Advisory Panel & Rt Hon Richard Caborn MP, Minister of State DCMS.
www.parliamentlive.tv
Merits Committee Call for Evidence
www.culture.gov.uk/cap
 

Vienna, Austria                  oe24.at
Internet-Offensive der Casinos Austria
www.win2day.at

London                  The Guardian, BBC & Daily Mail
Gambling TV ad ban set to be lifted
Tough code for casino ads
Gambling ads ban to be scrapped
Fears over gambling epidemic as casinos given green light to advertise on TV

Regional Casino                  The Scotsman & The Times
Glasgow's cut-price super-casino bid revealed
Dome row over casino rivals - Registration required

Los Angeles                  Yahoo/Business Wire
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2006 Financial Results
www.worldpokertour.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WPTE

Colorado Springs & Warsaw, Poland                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Acquires 33.3% Ownership Interest in Casinos Poland Ltd.
www.centurycasinos.com
www.casinospoland.pl

Nevada                  L.V. Business Press
Battle lines in tip war shift to Carson City
Golden Palm owner seeks record price
 

Additional headlines...
New £20 note hits the streets
 

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Las Vegas Implosions: Dunes, Landmark, Hacienda, Aladdin, Desert Inn KLAS-TV.com
WEB EXTRA: Stardust Implosion KLAS-TV.com
Vegas' Stardust Hotel Razed [3.3 min] MarketWatch

 
 
Monday, 12th March

Sydney & Macau                  News.com.au/Daily Telegraph
Costs mar PBL's Macau hype
www.melco-pbl.com
www.crown-macau.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0200.HK - Melco International.
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MPEL - Melco PBL Entertainment.
 

Iowa & Illinois                  Quad Cities Online
Big fall in Q-C casino revenue continues
www.iowa.gov/irgc/gamingpage2.htm
www.igb.state.il.us/revreports

Blackpool                  Ekklesia
Church to establish new group for Blackpool following super-casino failure

Dublin                  Irish Amusement & Gaming Trade Exhibition - Press release
AmEx 2007 Reflects Irish Amusement & Gaming Market Expansion!
www.coin-opexpo.eu

St. Louis & Coventry, England                  Yahoo/PRNewswire & Yahoo/AP
Isle of Capri Casinos to Restate Earnings Due to Non-Cash Accounting Adjustments
Isle of Capri Casinos to Restate Profit
www.islecorp.com

Macau                  SeekingAlpha.com
Expecting Weakness In Casino Stocks From Macau Concerns
www.dicj.gov.mo/EN/Estat/DadosEstat/2006/estat.htm

Singapore                  Hong Kong Mail/Reuters
Tremor shakes faith in Singapore reclamation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Marina_Bay_Sands
http://art.cgfinal.com/attach/cmsupimg/2006/07/28/11540490547425.jpg

Israel & London                  InvestEgate.co.uk
Playtech Limited - Operational Update
www.playtech.com
www.tribecatables.com

Atlantic City                  Newsday/AP
Atlantic City's blighted areas want more casino cash

South Florida                  St. Petersburg Times
Jeff Simpson on how the El Cortez is quickly becoming downtown's feel-good story of the year
www.elcortezhotelcasino.com

South Africa                  S.A. Sunday Times
Shuffle up and deal — the poker boom hits home
www.poker.org.za

Johannesburg                  Business Day
Gold Reef boosts BEE shareholding
www.grcresorts.co.za
 

Additional headlines...
Tinian MRDC casino project hearing on Tuesday
Alderney Gambling Questions how "Popular" GIGSE Will be
Billionaire Ayre Said to Have Lost $500 Million
Vietnamese police arrests 124 in gambling raid
Lotto operator selection looks just like a lottery - Pretoria, South Africa.
 


 
 
Sunday, 11th March

Singapore                  Yahoo Australia/AFP
Singapore vows constant checks on casino operators and owners

Las Vegas                  Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Return to glory goal for Binion's
Growing North - observers expect new building wave between Sahara, Echelon Place

London & Manchester                  Sunday Telegraph
Odds stack up against Manchester securing first licence for supercasino

South Florida                  St. Petersburg Times
From bingo barns to casino glitz
Once allies, Seminoles and Cordish now at odds
www.seminoletribe.com
www.seminolehardrock.com
www.cordish.com

Gaming technology                  Business Report/Bloomberg
Slot machine makers line up to throw the dice on Big Brother gambling

U.K.                  Sunday Telegraph
Poker schools: worried head teachers call in Gamblers Anonymous
Ex-gambler to help kids beat online poker - Wimbledon's Kings College.

Switzerland                  Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tages Anzeiger & Grenchner Tagblatt
Die Roulettekugel springt in Zürich auf die Null
Keine neuen Spielcasinos
Zwei Casino-Projekte abgeschrieben
Keine Konzession für neue Casinos vor 2010
www.esbk.admin.ch

Iowa & Indiana                  Des Moins Register & Rensselaer Republican
Gambling pushed banker to steal $1.4 million
Church treasurer who lost thousands gambling charged with theft

Allentown, Pennsylvania                  The Sentinel Online
Hundreds apply for jobs at casinos
www.mountairyresortandcasino.com
 

Additional headlines...
60 people arrested in gambling raid - Austin, Texas
Should you play crapless Craps? - RGTOnline.com
 


 
 
Saturday, 10th March

Las Vegas                  L.V Business Press - Matt Ward
Group says confidential records come from whistleblower - Pansy Ho's attorney calls it 'garbage'

Nevada                  L.V Business Press - Ian Mylcreest
Do our regulators have a double standard on Macau?

Nova Scotia, Canada                  OHSCanada.com/Canadian Press
N.S. casino worker who claims roulette injury loses compensation battle

Indiana                  Post-Tribune
Gaming Commission admonishes area casinos over age violators
www.in.gov/gaming

Carson City, Nevada                  Business Week/AP
January win declines for Nevada casinos
http://gaming.nv.gov

Atlantic City                  Ashbury Park Press
A.C. casino revenue down again
www.state.nj.us/casinos

Atlantic City                  Star-Ledger, IHT/AP & New York Post
Trump Ent. Resorts considers options
Trump Entertainment shares rise on speculation of sale
Trump's flush - Donald seeks to bag jackpot on casino sale
www.trumpcasinos.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TRMP

Bern, Switzerland                  Tagblatt.ch
Bundesrat gegen neue Casinos

Goa, India                  BBC.co.uk
From hippy hang-out to casino capital
www.caravelabeachresort.com/casino.asp

Macau                  PRNewswire
Melco PBL Entertainment Updates Status Of The Crown Macau Hotel Casino
Trial opening from 28th April, a soft opening on the 9th May, 2007, and the grand opening to be held on the 12th May, 2007.
www.melco-pbl.com
www.crown-macau.com

Miami, Florida                  CruiseCritic.com
Carnival to Offer Big Prizes in Casino Tourneys
www.oceanplayersclub.com

Russian Federation                  Jamestown.com
Gambling houses trashed in Adygeya and North Ossetia

Altai Territory, Siberia                  Turkish Weekly
Altai Territory: Russia's Future Las Vegas?
"It is a mystery why the Kremlin chose Altai, since the most reliable way to get there is by tractor."
http://enspire.syr.edu/altai.html

Olympia, Washington State                  SeattlePI.com & The Olympian
Tribal casinos could get up to 27,300 more slots
Gambling deal wins commission OK
www.wsgc.wa.gov

Albany, New York                  TimesUnion.com
Casino mogul ups the ante in racing contest - Steve Wynn
www.nyra.com
 

Additional headlines...
Senecas to turn over records
Casino Aztar is fined $160,500
Blagojevich proposes $115 million increase in casino taxes
French Lick casino attendance drops
Tinian MRDC casino project hearing on Tuesday
TAB 'Golden Boy' under spotlight in betting probe - New Zealand
Armed thieves raid betting shop - Hassocks, Sussex.
 


 
 
Friday, 9th March

German, Austrian & Czech Republic news...
Über 1.000 illegale Spielautomaten - Orf.at. Salzburg, Austria
"PokerPro" – der neue Superstar im Wiesbadener Automatenspiel - ISA Casinos
Kleine Spielgemeinde sucht großes Glück im Pokerspiel

Sechs neue MERKUR CASINOS in Tschechien eröffnet - ISA Casinos
www.merkur-casino.com | www.merkur-gaming.com
www.gauselmann.com

London                  The Scotsman/Reuters
Lords committee to quiz supercasino minister

Austin, Texas                  Houston Chronicle/AP & MySanAntonio.com
Senators launch bid for Texas casinos
Senators pushing casinos, racetrack slot machines
Press Conference on SB 1359, relating to Casino Gaming
Ellis, Carona File Casino Gaming Plan

Charleston, West Virginia                  Yahoo/AP
W. Va. Legislature Approves Table Games Bill, Sends to Gov. Manchin

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP
The Venetian in Las Vegas Undergoes $100 Million Room Renovation
www.venetian.com
 

Additional headlines...
Gaming machines monitored - New Zealand
Casino decision wrong, says MP - Bradford & Blackpool
Casino dangers are all too clear - Solihull. Liberal Democrat opinion
Tensions mount over casino site - Yarmouth
Columbia Sussex won't buy casino - East St. Louis, Illinois.
 

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Bill Would Allow For Texas Casinos KXAN.com
Spamalot A lot - Eric Idle interview. The Strip Podcast
High Stakes Poker Season 3 Ep 8 Part 1 (5 parts) YouTube - Mook

 
 
Thursday, 8th March

London & Blackpool                  The Blackpool Citizen
Lords chance for super-casino bid

London                  House of Lords - Press release (PDF)
Lords Committee to hear from Minister and Chairman of Casino Advisory Panel on super casino location
Tuesday 13th March 2007 in Committee Room 3A of the House of Lords.
www.parliamentlive.tv

London                  Yahoo UK/PA
Licence plan for TV phone quizzes
www.icstis.org.uk

Mobile & Online Gambling                  Computing.co.uk
Mobile gambling to hit $16bn by 2011
www.juniperresearch.com/shop/viewreport.php?id=82 - £750 !

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Wynn Las Vegas  Previews Start Tonight
www.wynnlasvegas.com
www.montypythonsspamalot.com

Macau & U.S.                  Macau Daily Blog
Pansy Ho Faces US Citizens Coalition Against Casinos

Nepal                  Himalayan Times
Tension over abduction from Casino Tara; Abducted man released after hours
www.casinosnepal.com

Kuala Lumpur                  Hong Kong Standard
Casino play batters Star
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0678.HK

Birmingham                  icBirmingham/Birmingham Mail
NEC casino plans set to be approved

Detroit                 Detroit News
MGM will hire 1,000 for casino
www.mgmdetroit.com/employment/

Arizona                  Arizona Star
$120M hotel-casino going up
www.desertdiamondcasino.com
 

Austria & London
Bwin's offer for Sportingbet accelerates consolidation in online gambling sector - The Times
Sportingbet in takeover talks with Bwin - The Independent
Bwin opens bid talks with Sportingbet - Yahoo/Reuters
www.bwin.ag
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BWIN.VI
www.sportingbetplc.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SBT.L
 

Detroit                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM Grand Detroit Opens Website to Begin Application Process for Jobs at Its New Detroit Hotel and Entertainment Destination
www.mgm1job.com

New Jersey                  Yahoo/AP & Rutgers - press release
Rutgers Opens Gambling Studies Institute
Rutgers School of Social Work Establishes Center for Gambling Studies
www.rutgers.edu
 

Additional headlines...
Legislation would legalize casinos and slots in Texas
Lawsuits expected to delay groundbreaking at Pennsylvania casinos
Thwaites letter to Jowell makes case for super casino - Blackpool
Brevard man hits $100,000 on casino ship - Port Canaveral.
Company in phone-in inquiry wins betting deal - www.eckoh.com
 

Video, audio, podcasts & images
Exclusive Interview With Sol Kerzner CNBC.com
Casinos In Texas KEYETV.com
Are You An Unhealthy Gambler? Forbes.com

 

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