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Archive 2007: 22nd - 30th November

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Friday, 30th November

Macau             Destination Macau
Riding on a Cotai jetplane

Kahnawake, Canada   
Kahnawake's resident cybercasino giant fined for illegal gaming
Cyber World Group which administers the Golden Palace Internet casino pleaded guilty to the two charges or illegal gambling in September and must pay a $2 million fine to the Quebec authorities.

Dublin             Irish Independent
All bets may be off on gambling laws

Florida             Orlando Sentinel
Seminole Jackpot: Gambling profits are misspent

Macau             AP, Reuters & Forbes
Casino Begins New Ferry Service to Macau
Macau a sure bet to become the Las Vegas of China
Like Father, Like Son - In depth profile of Lawrence Ho.
Pansy Ho Goes Her Own Way , Too

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Launches New High-Speed Ferry Service Between Hong Kong and Macao

Shanghai & Macau             Yahoo/PRNewswire
PacificNet to Present at China's 4th Annual International Conference on Gaming Industry and Public Welfare

Wuhan, China   
Police in Central Chinese City Destroys Casino Machines - funny looking things.

additional headlines...
$1million lottery winner may have to return winnings
Ahern link to casino probed by tribunal - Ireland. Early 90's
Damage control backfires for casino
Violations will cost 3 casinos - Colorado
Poker machine removal to 'impact profit' - Tattersalls

Thursday, 29th November

Florida             Miami Herald
Gulfstream Park revamps casino
Slot numbers reduced from about 1,200 to 516. Revenue per-machine per-day has been running at just $83.

Nottingham             Nottingham Evening Post
City Poker club a UK first
Dusk Till Dawn opens today in Nottingham and becomes Britain's first licensed Poker Club.

Port Canaveral             Florida Today
Casino ship out for repairs - Ambassador II workers say 3-week hiatus deals them a bad hand - the Ambassador II

London             The Times
Rank surges on bid talk

Macau             Yahoo/AP
Sector Snap: Gaming cos. with Macau ties

Macau & Hong Kong             Hong Kong Standard/Reuters & FT Alphaville
Stanley Ho plays US$1b IPO card amid gaming boom
Ho aims to raise $1bn with casino offering

Kansas             Yahoo Canada/ & Yahoo/PRNewswire
Four casinos proposed in Sumner County
Harrah's Entertainment and Sumner Gaming and Resorts Announce a $500 Million Destination Casino Proposal for Sumner County, Kansas - Sumner County: Wheat capital of the world

additional headlines...
$US1m lottery winner banned from gambling
Tabcorp seeks betting exchange ban
Profits rise fivefold at spread bet firm -

Wednesday, 28th November

Blackpool             The Stage
Blackpool plans Theatre Museum on super-casino site

London             The Guardian
Levy plea would result in up to £153m annual bill for bookmakers

New Zealand             Bloomberg
Sky City Tumbles After Report of Single Bidder for Company

Pahrump, Nevada             Las Vegas Review-Journal
PT's owners add casino - Golden Gaming purchasing Saddle West in Pahrump

Mexico             La Crónica de Hoy
Diputados exigen cuentas a Segob por autorizar más casinos

Baltimore, Maryland             Baltimore Sun
Cordish joins in gaming venture - Developer teams up with resorts executive

Detroit             Yahoo/AP & Lansing State Journal
MotorCity Casino's Owner Shows Off New 17-Story Luxury Hotel
New MotorCity Casino Hotel is vision fulfilled, its owner says

Antigua & Barbuda             PRWeb
Patent Troll Victim Bodog Entertainment Group, S.A. Seeks to Create New Law Regarding Internet Domain Names

additional headlines...
Great Canadian buys Ridge Meadows Bingo Association assets for $1M
Lake Oswego men make 2nd try at private casino in Oregon
Construction worker killed in fall at Las Vegas casino site
SA to abolish tax on race betting

Tuesday, 27th November

Sydney, Australia    Telegraph
Casino gave $100,000 to Labor

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston 23rd November
GAMING - Gizmos supply - get this - more chances to gamble
Nevada treads cautiously toward allowing Internet betting
Table deals out human factor

Financial results   
Media Corporation Plc - Preliminary audited results
Cubus Lux plc - Half-yearly Report - Croatian Casino Operator

Sweden's tax man goes after former owners

São Paulo, Brazil             Reporters Without Borders
New murder attempt against journalist probing gaming machines racket

Tropicana CFO exits 'revolving door'

additional headlines...
Murder trial hears witness unable to back up casino alibi - 1980 Dundee case.
Seminole Lives Enriched But Divided By Casino
Man falls from building during police raid on illegal casino - Tokyo
Court upholds Gaming Board authority to revoke Emerald Casino license
Masilotti racked up $250,000 in gambling debts, prosecutor says
European online gambling party continues push eastward - Bulgaria
Casino staff eyes strike - Winnipeg. F & B Staff
Gaming board for women gamblers - Malawi. Gambling Regulators Africa Forum.
Räuber vermehrte Beute im Casino - Austria
Addict jailed for bookmaker spray attack - Swindon
Armed attack at Bookies - Mark Jarvis, Leicester.

Monday, 26th November

Palm Springs, California             Yahoo/Business Wire
Cash Systems, Inc. Announces powercash has Gone Live at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Queensland, Australia    Mail
Gang nets $1m in one hour at casino
The card swopping incident on the Baccarat tables of the Jupiters casino took place in May 2005.

NSW, Australia   
Pokie room bomb damages hotel
Bomb squad probing Cessnock hotel blast

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida             CNN/AP &
Tribal leaders in Florida spent millions in casino income
Seminole Tribe's spending triggers audits

Connecticut             AP
Foxwoods Casino Dealers to Join Union
1,289 to 852 in favor of joining the United Auto Workers Union.

South Korea             Korea Times
Kangwon Land Pledges to Pay Biggest Dividend

London             Daily Telegraph
Rank rebuffs move by US rival

Spain             Melbourne Age - 15th November
Theme park promoters say Spain to get 'Spyland' - Spain. Aristocrat is a partner

additional headlines...
Bingo Industry On Brink Of Collapse
Poker profits boost revenue at state casinos - West Virginia
Offshore gambling 'pioneer' details rise and fall in 'Bets' book' - USA Today
Bets, Drugs, and Rock & Roll:
Elixir Gaming Technologies Provides Market Update - Cambodia & Philippines

Sunday, 25th November

Mississippi             San Francisco Chronicle/Washingtom Post
Casinos, not homes, rise after Katrina
"More than 10,000 displaced families still live in trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency."

Gaming Investments             WSJ/Barron's
Gambling on LVS, Wynn in Macau

Orlando & Tampa, Florida             Orlando Sentinel
Orlando-area tourism officials fear Crist's gambling compact

Springfield, Illinois             Herald & Review
Gaming board considers requiring ID check of all casino patrons

Washington & Detroit             Detroit Free Press
Pair betting on a huge payoff from casinos - Marian Ilitch and Michael Malik.

additional headlines...
Man shot dead outside casino - Trinidad & Tobago
Royal St. Kitts Hotel & Casino announces its long-awaited re-opening
ATP seeks to combat gambling with new rule requiring 48-hour notification
New Frontier Hotel Implosion Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun

Saturday, 24th November

Macau & Las Vegas             AFP
Vegas casino king Wynn sets sights on Macau expansion

New York             New York Times - Editorial
New York’s Gambling Dens - Off Track betting

New Zealand             NZ Herald
Gambling addicts strip family homes to feed habit

Lyon, France             Interpol & CNN Sport
INTERPOL helps smash illegal soccer gambling networks across Asia
Soccer gambling crackdown nets 423

Taipei, Taiwan             Hong Kong Standard & China Post/Bloomberg
Taiwan tipped to reap windfall in casino bet - see below.
Taiwan casinos may generate US$3 bil. in revenue: magnate

additional headlines...
Gambling baron arrested in Britain - Swedish/Yugoslavian fugitive.
Harrah's accused of neglecting inner city Las Vegas
Staff threatened in betting shop armed raid - Corals. Luton. 9.30pm
Four jailed for raids on bookies - Northeast. 19 robberies in 15 months.
Gang of burglars jailed for thefts at betting shops

Friday, 23rd November

Kuala Lumpur & London             The Times
Genting writedown of £130m on UK casinos

Macau             Hong Kong Standard, Blog Macau & Cotai Casino News
Ho hits out at Macau casino's ferry license
Ho appeals to void Venetian ferry licence
Macau's casinos to ban under-21s - 15th November.
Ao opened accounts two days before arrested
Date of MGM’s first Macao casino is set - 19th December opening.

Taipei, Taiwan             Bloomberg
Taiwan Casinos May Generate $3 Billion in Revenue, Woolf Says

Washington & Antigua             Cayman Compass/AP
Internet gambling dispute ongoing

Tasmania             Yahoo Australia/ABC
Gambling report released

Atlantic City             CNN/AP
Mega-casinos to transform Atlantic City by 2012

additional headlines...
Euro eyes 1.50 dollars after new record high
Lead in poker chips - CNN. 9th November.
Betfair TV Commercial
Analyst tips benefits from PBL split - ABC News
Nepal's casino battle escalates as pioneer hits back - Earth Times
City council set for legal challenge over casino - Manchester Advertiser
Gambling tax shifts to betting shops - Cyprus Mail
Dutch finance minister plans gaming tax hike

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