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Archive 2007: 1st - 7th November

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Wednesday, 7th November

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Third-Quarter Results
Harrah's 3rd-Quarter Profit Rises 38% on 13% Increase in Revenue

Atlantic City             Business Week/AP
Ocean design for new $2B AC casino

Solihull, Birmingham             icSolihull
Casino bid gathers pace

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Launch of New Business Intelligence and Data Visualization Product Line

Online Gambling             Family News in Focus & The Scotsman
Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act working
The number of U.S. Students gambling online has apparently declined from 5.8% to under 2% since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act became law.
Online poker is big hit - but 35% don't put money on it

Washington & Antigua             Antigua Sun
New delay in gaming compensation issue

Perth, Western Australia             Melbourne Age
Betfair court case gets underway

Britain - Betting office news
Bookie manageress stole £10,000 to gamble - Sunderland. William Hill
Bookies spray attack robber is facing prison - Swindon. William Hill

Thieves raid bookies' safes - Sunderland. 2: William Hill & Corals
Police plea after robbery at bookies - Coventry. Ladbrokes
Nuneaton bookies staff in raid terror - Nuneaton. Mark Jarvis
Armed robbers hold up bookies - Crawley, Surrey. William Hill
Appeal over robbery bid at bookies - Rochester, Kent. Corals

additional headlines...
Casinos help Sun International sales rise lucky 13%
Max Baer buys casino parcel -

Tuesday, 6th November

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Progressive Gaming and Derek Webb Settle All Outstanding Litigation
Progressive Gaming says settles pending Webb litigation

Brussels             IHT/AP
France says it wants deal with EU on gambling companies by spring

Vienna, Austria             Forbes/AFX
Bawag sells stake in lottery operator to Casinos Austria

Tallahassee, Florida             Orlando Sentinel
Feds set Nov. 15 deadline on gambling in Seminole Indian casinos

Commodity markets             Reuters
Gold hits 28-year high as platinum sets record
Oil sets new record of $97

Macao official in court over $100m casino bribes
TDM - Macau Daily News in English

London             Yahoo/
Advert ruling is a blow to bookies' hopes

Los Angeles             Yahoo/Business Wire
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results

 Mansfield , Pennsylvania   
Mansfield University deals a new hand of casino gaming courses

Christchurch, New Zealand   
Audit confirms integrity of casino system

Waukegan, Illinois             Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Reports 46% Increase in Earnings Per Share to $0.19 on 20% Revenue Growth to $132.5 Million for Fiscal 2008 First Quarter

additional headlines...
Fla. cops buy bigger guns to level playing field with criminals - Only in America
MGM Executive Exercises Options
Groups sue over Philly casinos
Lawyer: Guards 'overly aggressive' in casino incident
Two charged in casino murder of Ark. businessman - Mississippi
Football: Illegal betting shops across Asia shut down in Interpol swoop
NETeller posts Q3 loss on US forfeiture
Tommy Haas says someone must serve up names

Monday, 5th November

Macau             Reuters
UPDATE 1-Macau graft trial casts spotlight on gambling boom
TDM - Macau Daily News in English

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Holds Third Annual Investor Day - Insider transactions

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Market Wire
Players Network Launches New Series, 'Winners and Jackpots'

Macau             Yahoo Asia/AFP, Reuters & Macau Business
Corruption trial opens in casino boomtown Macau
Macau graft trial casts spotlight on gambling boom
MB Report: How far does the corruption go?

London & Gibraltar             Yahoo UK/Reuters &
Rank and 888 seal sports-betting deal
Rank announces international sportsbook agreement
888 Holdings Plc - 888 Announces Multi-National Sportsbook Offering

California             New York Times
The Latest in Job Cuts: Automated Poker Without Dealers

Saipan, C.N.M.I.             Marianas Variety & Saipan Tribune
Saipan voters reject, Rota accepts casinos
Saipan voters say 'No', but Rota voters say 'Yes' to casino

Atlantic City             Newsday/AP
Casinos gamble Asian clients are a good investment
"Asian gamblers make up 15 to 20% of Atlantic City's revenue. They also make up one-third of the casinos table-game revenue."

additional headlines...
Ashdod police officer suspected of accepting bribes from casino owner
Mathematician killed at illegal poker game - New York

Sunday, 4th November

Macau & Hong Kong            Yahoo/Reuters
Macau opens largest ever corruption trial

Australia             SMH
Pocket bookie primed to hook the young

International Tennis             SMH, The Independent & The Guardian
Bookie slams fixing inaction
Betting scandals and Murray woe but Hingis hogs headlines
Gamblers thrown out as Nadal goes through

New York    & Newsday/AP
Wayne man slain at N.Y.C. poker game
Man shot dead during illegal poker game in office building

Las Vegas & Washington             Las Vegas Sun/AP
Indian gambling commission approves Station Casinos acquisition

Las Vegas             San Francisco Chronicle
Las Vegas adult pools encourage topless sunbathing

additional headlines...
Casino proponents admit uphill battle - Saipan, C.N.M.I.
Jeff Simpson on an implosion, an impending strike and silly TV ads
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING - Megamall developer pays big for La Concha site
Casino ATM scam charge faces Ill. man
No Dice - The Sandia Casino slot jackpot controversy.

Saturday, 3rd November

London             Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
888 and Rank to seal sports betting deal

Sports Betting             Canadian Press & The Scotsman/PA
John McEnroe says betting on sports has 'gotten out of hand in general'
Bookie's ban on all Davydenko bets adds up to a testing week for tennis

Las Vegas   
High Stakes Poker Hosts $500K-Mininum Cash Game

West Virginia   
Poker Tables Help Boost West Virginia Casinos

Las Vegas             The BBC & Guardian
Gambler 'had jockey bank details'
Balding 'angry' at Fallon's ride on Ballinger

Las Vegas             Wall Street Journal
Las Vegas Goes All Out To Attract Gay Travelers
Google Search - Gay Vegas

Indian gaming headlines...
Preacher, 2 teens arrested at casino complex - Seminole Hard Rock
Agua Caliente Band sues to block referendum targeting casino compact
Casino heist mastermind in court today - Soboba Indian Casino
Conn. tribes explore Mass. for casino sites
Police arrest 2 in robbery of Casino Arizona jackpot winner

Friday, 2nd November

Macau             The Australian & Melbourne Age
Packer's Macau casino faces costs nightmare
"We are developing City of Dreams on land for which we have not yet been granted a ... concession by the Macau Government on terms acceptable to us,"
PBL waters down Macau casino stake in share sale - Melco International.

Las Vegas             MarketWatch
Las Vegas Sands shares fall after profit miss

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Reports Results for Third Quarter 2007

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Resignation of CFO
Shuffle Master CFO Baldwin Resigns

Las Vegas             Bloomberg
Las Vegas Sands Posts Unexpected Loss as Gamblers Win

France, UK & Sweden             The Local/AFP
Unibet boss slams French gambling laws

Biloxi, Mississippi             IHT/AP
Milestone in Hurricane Katrina recovery marked by opening of bridge to Mississippi's casinos

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Investor Sheldon Adelson Loses About $6 Billion As Las Vegas Sands Shares Plummet on 3Q Loss
Las Vegas Sands Shares Fall After Reporting $48.5 Million Third-Quarter Loss
Las Vegas Sands lags Wall St targets, shares drop

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Earnings Conference Call

Reno             Yahoo/PRNewswire, Reuters & AP
International Game Technology Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results
IGT posts higher profit but sees soft slot sales
IGT 4th-Quarter Profit Rises in Part on International Revenue
Int'l Game profit up; shares sink on slowing sales

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Bally Technologies Announces Fiscal 2007 Results
Bally Technologies Swings to 4Q Profit

Customer Service - U.S.             ABC News
Keeping Customers Happy in Casinos

additional news and links...
Doubt remains over casino bid - Solihull
Lords hear claim by victim of rapist who won £7m on lottery
British Poker Tour finalist battles for share of £650,000
Stan James Comments on Betdirect Purchase - iGaming Business
Casino dealer slain outside Gary home - Gary, Indiana.
State police shut down 'Tiny Tuna' alleged sports betting site
Wis. gambles with $72M casino payment

Thursday, 1st November

St. Louis, Missouri & Coventry, England             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Names Donn Mitchell Senior Vice President of United Kingdom Operations

Gambling boss is released on bail

Problem Gambling             CBS News
Gambling Addiction In America
Medicine sparked gambling addiction

additional news and links...
Greyhound racers fear Betfair deal
AZ casinos on track for record year
CCC bans three public officials from gaming industry - New Jersey
KCK casino hopes to open amid legal battle
State police staffing of casinos may be cut - Pennsylvania

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