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Archive 2007: 15th - 21st May

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Monday, 21st May

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/AP
Bear Stearns Says Shuffle Master a Better Gamble, Upgrades to 'Peer Perform'

Minneapolis, Minnesota                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Southwest Casino Corporation Extends Management Agreement With Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

London                    Reuters
UK High Court delays casino decision

Cape Town, South Africa          
South Africa: Invasion Threat to Casino Land
'Pondo link makes Wild Coast land ours' - IOL 7th January 2007.

Barcelona                    Poker Olymp 
World Heads Up Poker Championship - 21st - 29th May. Casino Barcelona.

Florida                    Sun-Sentinel
Seminole Hard Rock casino enjoys unlikely co-existence with churches

Additional news...
Casino a 'done deal' - Bournemouth. 9th May.
Casino plays a losing hand - Charity fears over licence bid - Luton
Knifeman targets city bookmaker's - Hull

Sunday, 20th May

Gambling down-under
Victorian Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 21 - 27 May 2007
Lunch lures pensioners to casino - Melbourne Age
Labor's gambling claims 'nonsense' - Melbourne Age
SA Centre to study Tas gambling impacts - ABC News
Gambling study raises concerns - The Examiner

Massachusetts                    The Boston Globe
Casino battle royale

Victoria, Australia                    The Melbourne Age
Gambling outfit gives up fight with bank
International All Sports agreed in December 2006 to repay A$7 million to the Commonwealth bank from the circa A$17 million Kim David Faithfull, a former branch manager of the bank, stole and subsequently punted with the company. IAS legal fees are also thought to be around A$1.6 million.

Victoria, Australia                    The Melbourne Age
Public denied information on gaming licences
"Mr Rich-Phillips said it was ridiculous the gambling regulator would not release documents. He said it would not be contrary to the "public's interest" but rather the "Government's interest" to release the documents" - Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation

Blackpool                    Blackpool Gazette
Prom casino's given backing - The Noble Organisations's Coral Island.

London                    The Observer/Guardian
Is it: a) A quiz? Or b) A lottery? If b) You're taxed

Las Vegas                    eMediaWire
Joe Hachem Joins Board of the World Poker Association

Las Vegas           &
WSOP Tournament Director Resigns - Bob Daily Is Moving Into Online Gaming
WSOP Tournament Director Daily Resigns Two Weeks Before Events Begin

Las Vegas                    LVR-J - John L. Smith & Press of Atlantic City/LVR-J
Wynn shoots himself in the foot with his tip sharing
Wynn Las Vegas resigned to dealing with dealers union

Las Vegas                    Fox News/AP
Vegas Cops: We Don't Know Casino Bombing Suspect's Real Name

Danmark vil legalisere poker

Additional news...
Barden plans to keep both Gary gaming licenses
The blight destroying our high streets - UK Betting shops.
Roman's private beach: a Dubai on the Adriatic - Montenegro

Saturday, 19th May

Blackpool                    Blackpool Today
Exclusive - Cameron's views on Blackpool casino

Las Vegas                    L.V. Business Press - Daid McKee
Woolf bids downtown adieu, with regrets

Priština, Kosovo                    IHT/AP
Police raid casino, insurance company in Kosovo, arrest 3 Turks suspected of money laundering

Problem Gambling - Melbourne          
Man claims casino 'seduced' him of $20m
"He said he didn't believe his gambling was a problem until there was no money left."

Problem Gambling - Austria          
Kartnig: Gerüchte um Casino-Klage
The former President of the SK Sturm Graz football team Hannes Kartnig, who was arrested earlier this month on embezzlement charges, will apparently try to get back some of the money lost at the tables of Casinos Austria through the Austrian courts.

Atlantic City                    United Auto Workers
UAW files objections against Trump Marina Hotel and Casino 

Gaming commission ends contractor's management of tribal casinos - Southwest Casino Corporation 

Mississippi                    Motley Fool - Jeff Hwang
From the Southern Gaming Summit: Hot Products
Is Buffett Right About Gambling?

London                    The Times
Big-spending telephone gamblers rein back Ladbrokes performance

Additional news...
Sicilian rearrested over alleged Casino fraud - Malta
Police seek witnesses to cash theft from Bookies - Devon
Sheriffs Make 8-Liner Bust In Pflugerville - Pflugerville, Texas
52 Machines Seized in Gambling Room Raid - Orange Park, Florida

Friday, 18th May

London           & Birmingham Post
Casinos say Jowell plan will cost them £120m
Casino plan unfair, court is told
Britain's "Big 3" (Gala, Stanley/Genting and Rank) appear to be objecting to the Government's 17 casino deal despite the fact that they're all planning to apply for the new licenses. !

Vienna, Austria                    Forbes/AFX News & PRNewswire
German court says ban of BWIN in Bavaria is 'technically not possible'
Possible BWIN share manipulation being examined by authorities
bwin Interactive Entertainment AG First Quarter of 2007

Gold Reef in buyout talks

Macau                    Destination Macau
Crown running on empty?
"On the fifth floor, where the high minimum-bet tables are located, we found not a single customer."
Guangdong cracks down on Macau ads

Macau                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Macao's casino taxes see year-on-year rise in first 4 months
The S.A.R. has collected 8.95 billion patacas (U.S.$1.12 billion) in direct gaming taxes in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year rise of 46.8%.

London                    Yahoo UK/FT & The Times
Ladbrokes suffers in first four months
Ladbrokes stumbles on Grand National hurdle

Carson City & Laughlin, Nevada                    Yahoo/AP & LVR-J
Nevada Regulators Give Final Approval to Sale of Laughlin Casinos
Casino buyout clears hurdle - Board OKs deal for Laughlin resorts

Matthews, N.C.                    Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Receives License from Nevada Gaming Commission

Atlantic City            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Revenue and profits fall at Atlantic City casinos

Atlantic City                   Philadelphia Inquirer & The Press of Atlantic City
UAW challenging failed union vote at Trump Marina
UAW files objection to Trump Marina vote

Atlantic City                    Wall Street Journal & Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump Entertainment Cites Potential Buyer
Trump Entertainment has offers from potential buyers

World Blackjack Champion Ken Einiger Inks Major Deal with Consolidated Resorts - Sounds like Timeshare :) - Only in America !

Online Gambling          
Could David Carruthers be the savior of Internet betting?

Additional news...
Could David Carruthers be the savior of Internet betting?
Man Charged With Stealing Silver To Fund Gambling - $500,000
Levy combats harm from problem gambling - New Zealand
Eldorado Resort & Casino ponders a tower - Louisiana

Thursday, 17th May

Niagara Falls. Ontario                    Niagara Falls Review
Casino eyes 5,000-seat entertainment centre

Gaming Investments          
Doubling Down on Gaming Partners International

Poland & Estonia                    Warsaw Voice
OEG Bets on Polish Casinos - OEG - Olympic Entertainment Group
Olympic Casino Sunrise Hilton Warszawa - forum. In Polish.

Groningen, The Netherlands          
Casino needn't be smoke-free
Companies within the Entertainment industry in Holland will not be required to make their properties smoke-free until 2011.

Las Vegas                    Bloomberg, Haaretz Online & LVR-J
New York Plaza Owner to Develop Hotel in Las Vegas
Yitzhak Tshuva to put $5 billion into prime Vegas Strip location
New Frontier sale sets record

Atlantic City                    The Press of Atlantic City
Tropicana's new owner says employee layoffs are mostly complete
Since Columbia Sussex Corp. took over the Tropicana the workforce has fallen from 4,507 on 2nd Jan to 3,818 on the 1st May - a 15% decline.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Barden defends Pittsburgh casino

Nottingham                    Shropshire Star & Gala Casinos - Press release
Stephen’s winning poker face
Amateur Player Wins GBPT Nottingham Poker Festival

London                    Sky News & BBC News
'Too Much At Stake On Casino Plans'
Court bid to block casino plans

Myrtly Beach                    Myrtle Beach Sun
Guilty verdict in casino boat trial - Stardancer Casinos Inc.
Ex-casino owners convicted of fraud

Additional news...
Pussycat Dolls Casino - Video shot at Caesars Palace. Interesting.
La. casinos win $205 million in April
Louisiana casino revenue drops as Miss. casinos come back
Gambling Minister to consider reduced hours for gaming venues - South Australia

Wednesday, 16th May

Las Vegas                    PRNewswire
World Series of Golf Crowns Champion in Inaugural Event: Day Trader Goes 'All In' to Beat Poker Pros and Win $250K
Phil Ivey's Golf game will surely be studied very closely by many in the Poker world !

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/AP
Gaming Partners 4Q Profit Plunges Due to Delayed Orders, Labor Costs at Its GPI SAS Unit

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2006
The release came after the markets closed on Tuesday. GPI stock is presently trading at $11.05 - down 31%.

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData(TM) Corporation Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results
VENDINGDATA CORPORATION Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2007)

Derby & London                    ThisisDerbyshire/EveningTelegraph
Bookie staff catch London gang
Ladbroke's Cash Quest branded FOBT's manufactured by Cyberview Technology were the target of the gang.

Bournemouth                    ThisisDorset/Daily Echo
Results of probe into casino to be revealed
The contract with the Trevor Osborne Group was signed at 6.45 pm on the day of local elections.

Laughlin & Blackpool                    New York Times
CBS Lineup to Offer Vampires and a Mystery With Singing Casino Workers
Viva Laughlin - 2007 @ IMDB
Viva Blackpool - 2006

Biloxi, Mississippi                    Clarion Ledger
$704M casino project slated
Margaritaville Casino Resort coming to Biloxi

Broward County, Florida                    Sun-Sentinel
Horse racing group sues for more of slots revenue

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Elad plans $5 bln Las Vegas project: WSJ
Plaza Hotel Owners Elad Group to Develop $5 Billion Complex on Vegas Strip Using Plaza Brand

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/AP
Riviera CEO Calls Eichner Bid for Las Vegas Resort 'Credible'

Niagara Falls, N.Y.                    PRNewswire
Seneca Gaming Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2007 Results

Macau                    Bloomberg & Motley Fool
Melco PBL First-Quarter Loss Widens to $27.2 Million on Costs
A Not-So-Grand Opening in Macau - Melco International - Melco PBL Entertainment

Mississippi                    Hotel-Online/Biloxi Sun-Herald - Editoral
With a winning hand like this, casinos do not have to bluff (The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.)

Additional headlines...
Publicans to seek gaming law change - Ireland Reg. required
Gtech to acquire sports-betting solutions provider Finsoft
TransAct Technologies Relocates Corporate Headquarters

Tuesday, 15th May

Las Vegas & Chicago                     PRNewswire
Paltronics Inc. Selects DEQ Systems as Its Exclusive Table Game Bonusing Partner

NSW, Australia           
NSW to roll out 'cashless' pokies

Hong Kong                     The Australian
Melco shares slip as Macau casino opens

New York & Macau                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Melco PBL Entertainment Reports First Quarter 2007 Results
Melco PBL Entertainment (Macau) Ltd Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2007)
On the conference call Melco PBL did not give any guidance for the 2nd Quarter. The company believes that the VIP areas of Crown Macau will be fully operational in about 1 months time. After 90 minutes trading in New York the share price is presently down almost 7% at $14.

Macau                     Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao police nab casino staff "stealing chips" - HK$685,000 (US$85,625)

Skopje, Macedonia                     IHT/AP & Makfax Online
Armed robbers snatch €120,000 from Macedonia casino, kidnap manager
Robbers skimmed 100.000 euros from Aleksandar Palace's casino

Groningen, The Netherlands                    de Gelderlander/ANP
Holland Casino hoeft niet rookvrij
A court in Groningen has ruled that Holland Casino do not have to make their operations smoke-free untill 2011.

Richmond, B.C.                    Yahoo Canada/CCN Matthews
Gateway Casinos Income Fund Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2007 Financial Results; Announces April Distribution

Richmond, B.C.                    CCN Matthews
Great Canadian Gaming First Quarter EBITDA Rises 17% to $25.4 Million on 5% Revenue Gain

St. Louis, Missouri                    The Scotsman/Reuters & St. Louis Post-Dispatch
BETonSPORTS founder pleads not guilty in U.S.
Online-gambling exec pleads not guilty

Nova Scotia, Canada          
NDP wants ban on retailers selling lotto tickets, after files sent to police

Reno, Nevada                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Summit Gaming's New Product Line Results in Its Largest Single-Day Sales in the State of Louisiana

Charlotte, N.C.                    Yahoo/Business Wire & Edgar
PokerTek Announces Financial Results for First Quarter 2007
PokerTek, Inc. Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2007)
Form 10-Q for POKERTEK INC. - Quarterly Report

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/AP
Consortium May Submit Bid for Riviera Holdings Above Offer of $30 Per Share

High Limit Magazine Sponsors 2007 CEO Poker Tour

Additional headlines...
Bookies robber injures cashier - North Wales
The UK Bet Show 2007 - Postponed
Ronnie O’Sullivan Graces Cover of

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