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Wednesday, 31st October

Eilat, Israel             Jerusalem Post
Prosecutors agree to plea bargain for owner of gambling ship

Castlebar, Ireland             Western People & Mayo News
Injunction set for Castlebar casino
Council may seek injunction against new Castlebar casino

New York              Yahoo/AP
Wynn Falls Following 3Q Report
Las Vegas Sands Declines on Valuation

Atlantic City              Reuters
Atlantic City casinos seen hurt by neighbor states

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage, Wynn Resorts Report Mixed Results, Lay Out Big Plans
Look for share in Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands to open lower today after both declined sharply in after hours trading.

London & Gibraltar    
Strong casino revenue lifts 888

Pound at new high against dollar

Detroit              Detroit Free Press
Incident at casino could cost it plenty - Gambler sues after being called a cheat

additional news and links...
Casino advocates defend Saipan initiative
Gambling addict lost £1,500 using his mum's Credit Card - Scotland
Gambling addicts jailed for fraud - London
How does a betting exchange work?
Australian Open to check on illegal gambling, player conduct
Morgan Stanley placing shares in Ladbrokes-sources
Casinos get to stay open late - Edinburgh

Tuesday, 30th October

Las Vegas              Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Wynn Resorts 3rd-qtr net profit falls
Wynn Resorts Posts 3Q Profit

Las Vegas              Yahoo Finance
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports Third Quarter Results
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call - Correct link

Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire, Reuters & AP
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record Third Quarter Results
MGM Mirage profit disappoints
MGM Mirage 3Q Earns Up on Rev, Insurance
MGM MIRAGE Earnings Conference Call (Q3 2007)

Victoria, Australia              SMH/aap
Victorians lose $4.7b in gambling

Detroit              PRNewswire
Local Man Sues Greektown Casino - Overzealous Security Officials Targeted Novice Gambler, Suit Says

Stockholm              Winner Online/Gaming Intelligence Group
Sweden's Ruling Party Votes to End Gambling Monopoly

Sydney              Daily Telegraph/
Star City pays $100mn to stop 2nd casino
Labor's $200m casino bluff
Tabcorp to pay $100m for casino exclusivity
Tabcorp has agree to pay the NSW government $100 million upfront to secure a 12 year exclusivity deal for the Star City Casino.
Tabcorp secures 12-year exclusive licence agreement for Star City

Sydney              The Australian & Yahoo Aus/aap
Tabcorp retains NSW casino monopoly
Tabcorp 'working on casino licence'

Bishop's Stortford, Herts              BBC
Bookmaker made up £3,000 robbery

An incredible rate of loss on a FOBT - £3,657 in less than 90 minutes.

China & Macau              CNN/AP & Yahoo/AP
Casino owner blasts 'imbecile' Mao
Wynn Calls Mao's Rule 'Imbecilic'
Wynn Resorts will announce quarterly results later today. The companies stock rose yesterday to an all time high of $172 giving a market Cap. of $18 Billion.

London & Gibraltar    
32Red Plc - Sale of Betdirect brand for £5.75m

London & Gibraltar             The Scotsman/Reuters
888 says net gaming revenue up

Macao's floating casino closed for repairs

British Columbia              Canadian Press
Australian consortium extends takeover bid for Gateway Casinos

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Government to cut betting tax in bid to raise revenue - Cyprus
'Irresponsible' to discuss Betfair expansion
Progressive Gaming Retains Cooley Godward Kronish LLP to Handle Webb Litigation Appeal
Dollar drops to record lows ahead of Fed decision

Monday, 29th October

Kuala Lumpur              YouTube, Straits Times & Malaysian Star
Remembering Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong
Genting Founder Dies At 90 | Lim Goh Tong
10,000 send-off for casino tycoon
Native American tribe to honour Goh Tong for his help

Macau & Hong Kong              Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Macau's SJM seals HK$5 bln loan for Grand Lisboa

Sydney              SMH, & Herald Sun
Clubs fear a second casino is on cards
Second casino for NSW 'imminent'
James Packer tipped for new casino

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
Progressive Gaming Drops After Downgrade

Pittsburgh, Penn & Gary, Indiana              Pittsburgh Tribune-Review & N.W. Indiana Times
Barden's gambling losses don't concern board
Betting on Asian gamblers

Vienna, Austria              Yahoo/Thompson Financial
BWIN unit lodges lawsuit against German state over online gaming services rights

Macau              Hong Kong Standard & Destination Macau
Bold betting wins mainlander a cool $15m - Macau Baccarat Competition.
Stanley Ho crowns baccarat Emperor

Canada              Canada.comNational Post
Study links gambling and suicide
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

Casino opponents join forces in new group

N.S.W. & Tasmania              SMH & NZ Herald/Reuters
We want a presence in NSW: Betfair
Horse flu bites into Aussie TAB earnings
Horse flu to cost Tabcorp $500m

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson notes that the past two winners of the World Series of Poker's main event haven't been great for the game

additional news and links...
Foxwoods Hit the Jackpot with MGM
Go back to "old school" for 2008 WSOP schedule - California Poker Players Conference
Undercover police called in to look out for suspicious betting - Tennis
Galaxy Casino's outlook revised to positive from stable, ratings affirmed

Sunday, 28th October

New York              CNN Money/AP
Tribal suit a $2.8B problem for Harrah's,_New_York

Scotland              Sunday Herald
Serious flaws with 'self-exclusion' for problem gamblers

London              Sunday Telegraph
Ladbrokes' TV advert falls at the first hurdle
Ladbrokes TV ad: Football Opinion Cafe

London              Sunday Times
Gaming warned over levy threat

additional news and links...
Confessions of a lottery idiot
David lost £12,000 in lottery scam - Temporary link
Victim sues Lotto rapist for a share of his £7m prize - Make your own mind up !
Bosses back bookie accused of race-fixing
'Casino provision violates Constitution' - Saipan

Saturday, 27th October

Sweden, France & Holland    
Gambling arrest 'abused EU rules'

Washington              The Guardian
Poker industry refuses to fold

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Progressive Gaming to Post $20M Bond
Progressive Gaming to appeal as court rejects verdict reversal

Las Vegas              Business Wire
Progressive Gaming to Proceed with Appeals Process Following Receipt of Ruling on Post-Trial Claims in Webb Litigation

St. Petersburg, Russia              The Guardian & BBC
New corruption alert in tennis after suspicious betting moves
Davydenko fined for poor effort

additional news and links...
Man convicted of theft from Indian casino - Oklahoma. TITO payments.
Lim Goh Tong, 90, Casino Founder in Malaysia, Dies - NYT Obituary
Purging Tribal Rolls a National Trend

Friday, 26th October

Nevada              In Business Las Vegas
Nevada foreclosures: Worst yet to come
Home sales, prices nosedive
"For the ninth month in a row, Nevada reported the highest foreclosure rate in the nation - one filing per 185 households, nearly triple the number of filings in September 2006"
Megaresort boom set to fuel McCarran growth

Saipan, C.N.M.I              Saipan Tribune
New Tinian casino hopes to break ground this Dec.
Tinian Ocean View Resort and Casino

Massachusetts     Republican
Projections for casinos questioned

Online Poker              My Sports Radio
MSR: POKER 174 - More Online Scandal! - Sports Podcast 10/24/2007
More details of the scandal at Absolute Poker where accusations of "super user accounts" where some players can see all the other players hole cards appear to be true.
Absolute Poker Superuser "POTRIPPER" Cheating (Part 1 of 4) - YouTube
KGC To Investigate Absolute Poker

Temecula, California              PRNewswire
Pechanga Announces Actions to Assist Fire Evacuees

Pennsylvania              Philadelphia Inquirer
SugarHouse sues city to get casino built

New Zealand & Australia              New Zealand Herald & SMH
Sale of Adelaide casino 'on hold' - Sky City
Sky City halts casino sale, takeover pending

additional news and links...
Ivana Trump Invokes Spirit of Grace Kelly in Makeshift Casino
Stern: No Penalties for Refs in Casinos
Tropicana bites back at union's claims
Amazing Holdings Plc - Board Changes
Bookmaker Boylesports weighs in with 300pc profit surge for year

Thursday, 25th October

Plymouth, Devon    
Bingo jackpot winner keeps cash

New Mexico              ABC News
Jackpot or Mistake? Man Sues Over $1.6M 'Jackpot'
Casino Reneges on Jackpot

Manchester              Manchester Evening News
The £1bn casino 'loss'

Singapore              Bernama
Singapore To Train 74,000 Tourism Workers In Next Three Years

Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Creates Operator's Advisory Committee

Kuala Lumpur              Forbes
Farewell To Malaysia's Casino King

London              Yahoo/Reuters & AFX
PartyGaming Q3 net revenues up 24 pct year-on-year; confident on FY
PartyGaming Q3 revenue up 24 pct on casino growth

Connecticut              United Auto Workers
NLRB rules for election at Foxwoods for casino dealers

Washington              The Guardian/AP
Govt. Takes Aim at Indian Casino Game

Montego Bay, Jamaica              Jamaica Gleaner
Cash Plus launches Hillshire as casino hotel, gentleman's club

additional news and links...
Online Casino 32Red Nominated for Best Casino Operator
US witnesses at odds on Aristocrat

Wednesday, 24th October

Washington              USA Today
Poker lobby plays its hand as 'game of skill'

Kuala Lumpur              Business Times
Genting unit seeks record loan for casino

Nassau, Bahamas              Jones Bahamas
Association Suggested For Casino Workers Union

Las Vegas              Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Notifies NYSE of Intent to Delist Common Stock

Holland & France              Forbes & MSNBC/
Unibet CEO Caught Up In Gambling Dispute
Paris backtracks on gambling arrest

Las Vegas              Forbes/AP
Ameristar Founder's Estate May Sell

Australia & Laughlin, Nevada              SMH
'We took a gamble on Viva Laughlin'

additional news and links...
Irked Homeless Man Pummels Slot Machine - Iowa
Kewdale man charged with credit card fraud - Perth. Online Gambling
Man with gun holds up bookmaker's - Belfast
Police: Charges Expected In Casino Death - Biloxi, Mississippi.
Man held in casino robbery try - Atlantic City
Dad Helps ID Casino Robbery Suspects - Sun Cruz, Jacksonville, Florida.

Tuesday, 23rd October

Sweden & Holland   
State makes 1.4 billion from gambling
Betting boss arrested in Netherlands

Kuala Lumpur              IHT/AP, Reuters & Bloomberg
Malaysian casino king, Lim Goh Tong, dies at 90
Malaysia's Genting founder dies at age 89
Genting Founder Lim Goh Tong Dies at 90 After Illness

Gauteng, South Africa    
Gamblers dive for cover during casino raid
5 nabbed for attempted robbery at Montecasino

Holland & France              BBC & EGBA Press release
Betting boss detained by police
EGBA condemns detention of Unibet CEO and France's disrespect of EU law
Unibet CEO detained under European arrest warrant issued by French authorities

Connecticut              MSNBC/Connectict Post
Politicians back dealers' gamble on union
Elected officials stand with Foxwoods Casino dealers - United Auto Workers Union.

London              The Scotsman/Reuters
Rank rises on Ladbrokes tie-up talk

Vancouver, B.C.              Yahoo Canada Finance/AP
Australian consortium extends takeover bid for Gateway Casinos

additional news and links...
Union members ratify deals with nine downtown Las Vegas casinos
Nevada: Computer Glitches Plague Casinos
13 percent of Nevada seniors at risk for problem gambling
Ex-football chief plans Preston's first casino

Monday, 22nd October

Pennsylvania              Forbes/AP
Pa.'s First Standalone Casino Opening

Dealer Training - U.S.    
Find a Job with International Casino Dealers Academy

The Gambling Man - The Book You Can't Buy At Bookshops

additional news and links...
Corrupt tennis players face life Australian Open ban

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