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Monday, 14th May

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
A new way to play the game on the Strip

Macau                    The Street
High-Roller Delay Knocks Melco
The Crown Macau had it's grand opening on Saturday, 12th May without the property's VIP rooms in operation. Melco PBL's share price is down 7% today.
www.melco-pbl.com
Melco PBL Entertainment Confirms the Grand Opening of Crown Macau on May 12 as Scheduled
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MPEL

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/AP
Progressive Gaming Misses 1Q Street View

Las Vegas & Paris                    Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access (''GCA'') to Provide State-of-the-Art Cash Access Services to Patrons of France's Largest Casino Operator
www.globalcashaccess.com
www.partouche.fr

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Celebrates the Start of Construction at Sands Bethworks(TM)
www.sandsbethworks.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sands_BethWorks

Manchester                    Manchester Evening News
Gambling chief at a loss over casino
More confusion over whether the Labour Government will revive the 17 strong casino package and if Blackpool will somehow be included.

Las Vegas                    Yahoo/PRNewswire
Progressive Gaming International Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Progressive Gaming International Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2007)
www.progressivegaming.net
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PGIC

Las Vegas                    Forbes.com/AP
Wynn Vegas Dealers Vote to Unionize
Wynn Las Vegas casino dealers vote to unionize despite last-minute plea
Wynn tries to head off positive union vote - Jon Ralston
Jon Ralston's Blog has an audio recording of one of Steve Wynn's three meetings with his dealing staff.

Melbourne                    The Melbourne Age
As a game, it's a Crown pleaser
Crown Casino have changed the name of Blackjack to "Crown Blackjack". The rule allowing the dealer to hit a Soft 17 is apparently on page 39 - Section 14 of the casinos BJ handbook.

Connecticut                    The Stamford Advocate
Looking at 'the good, the bad and the ugly' of legalized gambling

Vietnam & Colorado                    The Denver Post
Asian casino plan looks to Colo.

Vienna, Austria                    Kurier.at
"Monopol hält noch 20 Jahre" - 
Interview with Casinos Austria's Karl Stoss.
www.casinos.at

Vienna, Austria                    Noen.at
Card-Casino in Turbulenzen
www.pokerroyale.at

Munich, Germany                    OpenPR.de
Statt Vatertagstour eine Runde Roulette - Sonderveranstaltung am 17. Mai 2007 im Rahmen des Rouletteturniers
www.casinoroyale.at
 

Additional headlines...
Man who tried to sell his kidney for £24k is spared jail
Gambler kept family in squalor - Chester, South Carolina.
Compulsive gambler strikes it lucky in court - South Africa
Student, 19, accused of operating gambling house - Iowa
 


 
 
Sunday, 13th May

Las Vegas                    L.V. Business Press
Girls of Glitter Gulch cleans up club, tries to revamp image
www.glittergulchlv.com
Soft slot play and calendar problems decrease March gaming win
Navegante and Tamares part ways
www.navegantegroup.com
Cosmopolitan developer makes bid for Riviera
 

Las Vegas           ValleyBlogs: David Mckee
Moment of truth at Wynn Las Vegas
CasinoDealers.net - Wynn Controversy

Wynn Las Vegas dealers have apparently voted 444 to 149 in favour of joining the Transport Workers Union.
www.twu.com - Wynn DEALERS Local 721
www.wynndealers.com

Atlantic City                    Courier Post/AP & PhillyBurbs.com & Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
Trump dealers will not unionize
Trump Marina dealers vote no on union membership
No deal for UAW at Trump Marina
Dealers at Trump Marina Hotel Casino voted 183-175 on the 11th May against joining the United Auto Workers Union.
www.trumpmarina.com
 

Crown Macau Gala opening
Macau
Packer unveils new casino in Macau - Sunday Telegraph/News.com.au
Melco PBL Entertainment to seek top high-rollers with its 1st Macau casino
Melco PBL opens Macau casino - Melbourne Age/AP
Packer's Macau casino chases ultra-rich - The Australian
Crown Macau have decided to pay Junket operators a 1.1% commission on rolling-chip turnover. Analysts believed the rate could be 1.2%.
Inauguracão do Crown - mms://202.175.80.18/tdmvideo/port_news/12/1b.asf
www.crown-macau.com

Macau                    HotelMotel.com
Gettys wins interior design contract for the new HR Hotel and Casino Macau
www.gettys.com

Las Vegas                    Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Food, entertainment profits pick up slack for MGM Mirage
www.gettys.com

Las Vegas                    KLAS-TV.com
Wynn Dealers Vote this Weekend on Union
Police Arrest 2 in Las Vegas Luxor Bombing Case
www.ge

Clapton, London                    The Observer/Guardian - Nick Mathiason
Why I'm determined to stop bookies taking over our high streets

Hampshire                    ThisisHampshire/Daily Echo
Gunmen holds up betting shop

Malta                    The Times of Malta
Betfair Holdings (Malta) achieves ISO Certification
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betfair

Broward County                    Sun-Sentinel
Casinos to ding with more than slots
www.playmardigras.com
www.gulfstreampark.com
 


 
 
Saturday, 12th May

Salt Lake City, Utah            Yahoo/PCWorld
Justice Department Goes After Online Gambling

Macau                    PRNewswire
Global Industry Leaders and Trend Experts to Take the Stage for Keynotes and Conference Sessions at Inaugural G2E Asia
www.g2easia.com

London                   The Times
Top casino sues Ďthe Fat Maní for £2m, then says heís welcome back
Syrian wins High Court case against Iran over jet purchase
www.aspinalls-club.com

Utah & Las Vegas                   iGamingNews & SMH
Another Online Gambling Company Indicted in the US
7 indicted on Internet gambling charges, 4 companies named

Bensalem, Pennsylvania                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Gaming Partners International

Reno                   Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Slot maker sees jackpot in China - Reno company's deal could lead to machines across mainland
www.igt.com
www.chinalotsynergy.com

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Holdings Corp. Announces Receipt of Bid to Acquire Company for $30 Per Share in Cash
www.rivierahotel.com

Las Vegas                   Yahoo/Business Wire
PartyPoker.net Renews Product-Placement Pact with World Series of Poker(R) in Las Vegas
www.partypoker.net
www.worldseriesofpoker.com

Nevada                   Las Vegas Review-Journal
GAMING WIN: Casinos suffer drop in March - Slot revenue from final weekend left out of tally
http://media.lvrj.com/images/1785226.jpg

Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City
April proves the cruelest month for casino revenue

Las Vegas                   Las Vegas Review-Journal
Manager of downtown casinos relinquishing role
www.navegantegroup.com
www.tamares.com

Las Vegas                   AZCentral.com/AP
2 detained in deadly bombing of Las Vegas Strip parking lot

Atlantic City                   The Press of Atlantic City & Courier Post/AP
Trop employees nervous about layoffs, union drive
Casino dealers vote on unionizing - Trump Marina, 2nd June Bally's.

Amsterdam                   Business Wire
More than $1.2 Million Worth of Domain Names Sold During Monikerís Silent Auction at the Casino Affiliate Convention Amsterdam 2007
Sounds good but one domain sold for $1.18 and the others appear to have been withdrawn.

Additional headlines...
Swire: Government's policy on casinos is an absolute shambles
Casino fraud case - Accused offered to pay for help to escape - Malta
Gambler fined for cheating at city casino - New Zealand
New study ordered on B.C.'s problem gamblers
 


 
 
Friday, 11th May

Atlantic City                  Phiadelphia Inquirer & Asbury Park Press/AP
A.C. casino revenue fell 6.8% last month
Casino revenue down by nearly 10%
Slot win in Atlantic City was down 12.3% and table games win 3.1%. The Trump Taj Mahal's gaming win declined a whopping 19.7% !
www.state.nj.us/casinos
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=TRMP&t=6m
 

New York                   Yahoo/AP
Deutsche Bank Holds Hospitality and Gaming Conference
Deutsche Bank - 2007 Hospitality & Gaming Conference

Minneapolis                   Yahoo/PRNewswire
Spectre Gaming Updates Shareholders on Recent Business Activities
www.spectregaming.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=SGMG.OB&t=2y

B.C. Canada                  Canada.com/CP
Diapers in casinos a troubling symbol of problem gambling , says researcher

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Edgar Online
WYNN RESORTS LTD - Quarterly Report
STATION CASINOS INC - Quarterly Report

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania                  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette & Pittsburgh Business Times
Barden's casinos still losing money
Barden's Majestic Star reports loss
www.majesticstar.com/corporate/

Atlanta                  Atlanta Business Journal
Downtown casino could be $1.6B jackpot

Las Vegas                  GlobeSt.com
Hooters Hotel-Casino Sale Set for October
www.hchvegas.com

Movie Review - Lucky You                  New York Times
The Pokerís High Stakes, the Coupleís in Love and the City Is Mostly Sin-Free
 

Additional headlines...
Two races under HRA examination linked to same layer
AFL toughens gambling stance
Shareholders force William Hill to revamp bonuses
Trump Marina Union Vote - Results expected Saturday
A grand ship may sail againJetliners sank SS United States
 


 
 
Thursday, 10th May

Carson City, Nevada                  Reuters/Yahoo Finance
Nevada gamblers lose $1.05 billion in March

Las Vegas                  FirstAmendmentCenter.org/AP
Unions had right to rally on Las Vegas casino's sidewalks

Colorado Springs                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports 123% Increase in Net Operating Revenue for the First Quarter 2007
www.centurycasinos.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CNTY

Macau                  Hong Kong Standard/Reuters & Macau Hub
Poor losers in casino boom
Melco-PBL opens Macauís 26th casino with investment of US$500 million

Las Vegas                  USA Today
Poker's main event closes probe on 2.4M chip error
It appears that how $2.41 million chips (Equivalent to an additional 241 players) found their way on to the tables of the WSOP Main Event in 2006 will remain a mystery.

Helsinki, Finland                  Helsingin Sanomat
Government rejection of Ladbrokes' gaming licence application upheld by Supreme Administrative Court
www.kho.fi/en/
www.veikkaus.fi - Oy Veikkaus Ab. The state-owned national lottery and gaming company.

Nevada & U.S. Gambling trends                  Reno Gazette-Journal
Casinos in Nevada grow faster than those throughout rest of U.S.
AGA Releases Facts at Your Fingertips - American Gaming Association report.

Atlantic City                  CBS3.com & Philadelphia Inquirer
$61M In Casino Chips Destroyed In Atlantic City
Cashing in the chips, for good Workers in A.C. shredded unused casino chips worth $61 million
Secure Mobile Destruction  - www. ?

London & Israel                  InvestEgate.co.uk
Playtech Limited - First Quarter Trading Update
www.playtech.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PTEC.L
 

Tony Blair's PMQ comments
Blair wants a second supercasino - Daily Mail
Casinos - Downing Street Says - Downing Street Says
Blair's casino comment cheers Yarmouth - EDP24.co.uk
PM parting gift to Blackpool - Blackpool Gazette
 

Bournemouth                  BBC Dorset
Inquiry into casino deal demanded
Liberal Democrats signing a casino deal on the very day they lost control of the Town Council.

Swansea                  icWales/Western Mail & South Wales Evening Post
Swansea predicted to be UKís leisure hotspot
City's new casino set for September opening date - 6th September.
www.aspersswansea.co.uk
www.aspersswansea.co.uk/careers/traineedealers.html

Rhode Island                 Sunday Business Post
British gambling executive to finish sentence in England

Australia & China                 News.com.au & The Australian
Packer plunge on casinos
China bans TV ads for Crown casino in Macau

Washington                  Bloodhorse
Federal Bill Calls for Study of Internet Gambling
www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-2140 - Full text - H.R. 2140
 


 
 
Wednesday, 9th May

London                  Forbes/AFX, Lancashire Evening Post & BBC Politics
Blair blames Conservatives for stalemate over casino plans
Two casinos for North West?
Blair supports two super-casinos

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Station Casinos Announces First Quarter Results and Declares Dividend
Station Casinos 1Q Profit Down on Increased Interest Expense, Higher Costs
www.stationcasinos.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=STN

Macau & Hong Kong                  Forbes, Yahoo/Business Wire & Radio Australia
Packer May Have Shaky First Hand In Macau
Melco PBL Ent. Confirms the Grand Opening of Crown Macau on May 12
China bans casino ad
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MPEL

Macau                  International Herald Tribune & Bloomberg
Melco PBL venture opens its first casino in Macao
PBL's Casino Expansion to Continue, Analysts Say
"Crown Macau is about 20 minutes by taxi from the main cluster of gaming houses."
www.crown-macau.com
www.melco-pbl.com
 

China                  Yahoo/Hong Kong Standard ?
High stakes in a lottery frenzy
"China now has 530 halls stocked with some 14,000 VLTs Ė double the number of slots in Macao." 
www.chinalotsynergy.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=8161.HK&t=1y
www.agtech.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=8279.HK&t=6m
Chinese Lottery Websites & Alexa ranking
www.zhcw.com - 1,733
www.lottery.gov.cn - 3,396
www.clo.com.cn - China Welfare Lottery
 

Campione d'Italia                  Basler Zeitung
Das Gross-Casino in Campione hat seine Tore geöffnet
www.casinocampione.it

Mississippi                  Clarion Ledger
2,000 expected at casino summit
www.sgsummit.com - Southern Gaming Summit - 9th & 10th May.

Glasgow                  BBC Scotland
Machete thug's betting shop spree
7 Betting shop robberies in 12 days. Some staff being too traumatised to return to work.

Las Vegas                  MSN Money Central/Business Wire
World Series of Poker(R) Revises Payout Schedules for 2007
http:www.worldseriesofpoker.com
 


 
 
Tuesday, 8th May

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports First Quarter 2007 Results
www.pnkinc.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PNK

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Harrah's 1st-Quarter Profit Rises 2 Percent
Harrah's first-quarter profit misses estimates

Las Vegas                  Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Reports First-Quarter Results
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=HET

Los Angeles                  Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour(R) Announces Official Season VI Tour Schedule Featuring New Stops and Venues
www.worldpokertour.com

Macau & Hong Kong                  Bloomberg & Teledifusão de Macau
Packer, Ho Seek $2.7 Billion Loan for Macau Casinos
Melco PBL's Packer Expands in Macau With First Casino
mms://202.175.80.18/tdmvideo/port_news/07/3b.asf
James Packer and Lawrence Ho holding a press conference at the Crown Macau. Commentary in Portugese.

Campione d'Italia                  Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Presse & Der Standard
Campione d'Italia bläst zum Angriff auf Tessiner Spielbanken
Größtes Casino Europas eröffnet in Campione
Größtes Kasino Europas startet
The SF150 million (€91.1 million) expansion to Casinò Municipale di Campione has opened offering 60 tables and 600 slots on three different floors.
www.casinocampione.it
Map - Campione d'Italia & Lugano, Switzerland
 

Australia                  Bloomberg, Brisbane Times, The Australian & Reuters 
Publishing & Broadcasting Splits Into Gaming, Media
PBL to split into media and gaming
PBL to split into two companies
Australia's richest man to split gaming, media assets
www.pbl.com.au
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PBL.AX
 

Las Vegas & Macau                  Yahoo/Business Wire & Bloomberg
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports First Quarter Results
Wynn Profit Exceeds Estimates on New Macau Resort
Wynn Resorts Reports $58.4M 1Q Profits - Yahoo/AP
Wynn Resorts posts 1st-qtr profit vs loss - Yahoo/Reuters
www.wynnresorts.com
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2007)
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WYNN
 

Colorado                  The Denver Post
Casino jobs drop in Colo., rise nationally
AGA Releases Facts at Your Fingertips - American Gaming Association report

Las Vegas                  SMH/AP
New flight connects gambling hotspots - Las Vegas to Atlantic City
www.spiritair.com

Las Vegas                  USA Today/AP
1 dead in casino parking lot explosion - Updated AP story

U.S. Racinos
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                  Phillyburbs.com/Courier Times
Gamblers passing up on ponies
Since opening the slots casino at Philadelphia Park in December 2006 betting on horseracing at the track has declined 25%.
www.philadelphiapark.com
www.philadelphiaparkcasino.com

Monticello, New York                  Times Herald-Record
Gaming revenues plummet at racino
www.monticelloraceway.com
www.mightymgaming.net
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=NYNY
 

Las Vegas                  Dave McKee
Wynn rebuked, by request
Dave McKee continues to focus on the new tip sharing policy at Wynn Las Vegas. Strange that no dealing staff appear to have resigned over the issue.

Monticello, New York                  Times Herald-Record
Gaming revenues plummet at racino
www.monticelloraceway.com
www.mightymgaming.net
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=NYNY
 

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