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Archive 2007: 8th - 14th October

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Sunday, 14th October

Greece: US, Israeli co.s eye Greek casinos (rumours)

Macau               YouTube
Sands Corporation: The Venetian, Macau
Film produced by the Mace Group and shown at the official opening of The Venetiam Macau on 28th August.

Macau              Sydney Morning Herald
Rumblings about gambling make Macau a riskier bet

Oklahoma               Examiner Enterprise
Oklahoma ranks third in number of slot machines
Oklahoma has a slot machine for every 79 residents and the states 97 Indian casinos had 45,289 machines at the end of 2006. Nevada was first with 206,419 slots and California 2nd with 64,510.

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson says casino bosses are right, but partly to blame for tax plan

Nevada               Las Vegas Review-Journal
Woes of housing market translate into pain for Nevada's economy

Atlantic City               Philadelphia Inquirer
Atlantic City is wagering on mega-casinos

London               Sunday Times
Bookies ‘tried to stifle turf rivals’

Miami               Miami Herald
Hialeah Park's return may rest on slot machine deal

Rank Group profit warning
Rank shares tumble on profits alert -
Odds shorten on Rank takeover after profit warning - The Times
Rank shares plunge after sales slump - The Independent
No smoke makes Rank fire off profit warning - Daily Telegraph

additional news and links...
Rota casino plan should include zoning - C.N.M.I.
Marina Bay Sands Casino construction site - Reuters Photo
Marina Bay, Singapore : Crane Crazy -
Richard Branson Jumps Off Palms - YouTube
State Regulators Start Raids to Crack Down on Gambling Machines - Indiana

Saturday, 13th October

Niagara Falls, New York             Buffalo News
Niagara Falls hasn't received slots cash from Senecas for 2006

Nevada             In Business Las Vegas
In Business Q and A - Pete Bernhard, Nevada Gaming Commission chairman
MGM and ANC shelve Jean plans
Home prices take a big hit

London             CardPlayer Europe
Success of GUKPT Prompts 2008 Re-Run

additional news and links...
Playboy jailed for murder of casino heiress 30 years on
Music business hits jackpot at casinos
Gambling addict bookmaker jailed for stealing from bosses - Stockton-on-Tees
Betting scam accused 'gave horse good ride' in suspect race

Friday, 12th October

Maidenhead, England    & Bloomberg
Rank Group Plc Trading Statement - 40 weeks to 7 October 2007
Rank Says Profit to Miss Forecast; Stock Tumbles - Down 34p to 125p.

Seattle             Seattle Press Inteligencer/AP
3 from Seattle face Internet gambling charges in Louisiana

Vienna, Austria   
Spieler mit Klage gegen Casinos abgeblitzt

France             Reuters & Daily Telegraph
Man jailed for death of French casino heiress
Man jailed for murder committed 30 years ago - Daily Telegraph
Google Images - Agnès Le Roux
Intelectual Property             CNET News
A patent on a poker game?
Multiway poker game method and apparatus
Multiway Poker

Nebraska & South Dakota             Press & Dakotan
Suspects Arrested In Multistate Casino Robberies

Macau            SMH/Reuters & Xinhua
Macau's casinos draw away Hong Kong tourists
Macao major casino logs 2.5 mln visitors in six weeks - 60,000 a day.

Nevada             Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Gaming results shrink

Hong Kong & Macau            Reuters, & Independent
Permira to buy Macau casino stake
Permira takes a bet on Macao's casinos with $838m Galaxy stake
Permira buys £420m stake in Macau casino group Galaxy Entertainment

Talahassee, Florida             Miami Herald
Gambling industry puts $800,000 in GOP pot

Mississippi             CNN Money/AP
Gulf coast rebound, casinos lucky streak

Sydney, N.S.W    Telegraph
Deal for more NSW casinos
Next casino may be pokie free

additional news and links...
Davydenko expects betting probe to take another month
Davydenko criticises Murray
165,000-square-foot Desert Diamond opened Thursday

In Pictures: Top Casinos For Celebrity Gamblers - Forbes presentation
Pammie and Rick's first row - Not happy about his Poker playing !
Gwyneth gambles on her micro skirt for A-listers at the casino

Thursday, 11th October
Hong Kong             Yahoo/PRNewswire-Xinhua
Galaxy Announces US$1 Billion Transaction
Galaxy StarWorld

Atlantic City             Philadelphia Inquirer & Newsday/AP
A.C. casino revenue down 10.6%
Rivals biting into A.C. gaming profits
Atlantic City's September casino revenues down nearly 11%
Slots down 12.5% and Table games 5%.

Atlantic City             New York Times
MGM Plans Casino Resort to Rival Best of Las Vegas

Nijmegen, Holland   
Groot casino in bioscoop Centrum

Sacramento, California             North County Times
Pechanga sues to keep gambling deal

Taipei, Taiwan             Taipei Times
Wang urges quick vote on casinos

Victoria, Australia             SMH & The Australian
Government ends Tatt's lottery monopoly
Tattersall's lottery monopoly broken

Huddersfield             Huddersfield Examiner
Giants delight as new Casino deal signed

New Zealand   
Work to combat crime in casinos on-track
Charity gaming sector responds to community needs

additional news and links...
MPs hear Blackpool's plea - Blackpool Gazette
Magna Ent. Corp. Announces Withdrawal from Empire Racing Associates, LLC
Patrick’s bill would give casino preference to tribe - Massachusetts.

Wednesday, 10th October
Atlantic City             Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Announces Plan for Multi-Billion Dollar Resort Complex on 72-Acre Site in Atlantic City

Atlantic City             Reuters & Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage plans largest Atlantic City casino
MGM Plans Massive New $5 Billion Mega-Casino Resort in Atlantic City

MGM Grand Atlantic City

Vietnam             VietnamNet Bridge
Keeping cautious with casinos

Indian Gaming - California             Sacramento Bee
Casino tribe alleges fraud - suit accuses lawyer, financial adviser

Bradford             Telegrah & Argus & Yorkshire Post
Casino deal’s £8.5m jackpot
Peel deal for Midland Hotel to host casino

Baden, Austria    & European Poker Tour Baden Open Final Table Set
PokerStars EPT Baden Day 3: Poleshchuk, Thew Head Tight Final Table

Paris             Daily Mail & Bookmakers Review
Chandler caught up in Arc arrests
Victor Chandler detained in France

ALPHAMERIC PLC - Statement re: Possible Offer

Las Vegas & Atlantic City             Reuters/WSJ
MGM Mirage plans new $5 bln Atlantic City resort-WSJ

Iowa             Des Moins Register
Casino can stop pretending it's a boat

Atlantic City             Yahoo/AP
NJ: Fire to Delay Borgata Hotel & Casino Expansion - Excellent music !

additional news and links...
Barden's casino unlikely to open until '09 - Pittsburgh
Police in Taichung bust 18 over online gambling operation - Taiwan
UMass seeks shutdown of gambling Web site
Housing cameras to beat gambling - Hong Kong

Tuesday, 9th October

Romania & Israel   
QLI closes Romania casino concession deal - Casino Constanta.

London & Gibraltar   
PartyGaming open to approaches from Las Vegas-based casinos, CEO says

Blackpool & Manchester             Blackpool Citizen & Gazette
PM rules out super-casino in resort
No Blackpool casino - PM

Macau             Peoples Daily/Xinhua
South China bank clerk on trial for embezzling five mln U.S. dollars

Buffalo, New York   
University at Buffalo deals a new hand of casino gaming courses - Extremely difficult to watch.

Vietnam             Thanhnien News
Opening of Sheraton hotel casino in Ha Long Bay delayed

London             Yorkshire Post & Irish Independent
Ex-champion jockey 'threw races in illegal betting scam'
Fallon - the 'cheat who just could not lose'

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
2008 World Series of Poker Set for May 30 through July 17 in Las Vegas

Macau             China View/Xinhua
5 casino loan-sharks seized in Macao 

Taipei, Taiwan             China Post/CNA
Taiwan Gov't To Put Opening Of Casino Industry On Hold

Macau & Japan             Hong Kong Standard
Japanese hold key in Galaxy casino bet

Tallahassee, Florida             Naples News
Draft contract between state, Seminoles would allow Vegas-style slots, blackjack in Immokalee

Las Vegas & Macau             MSN/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association and Macao Polytechnic Institute Create Partnership for GSA Standards/Knowledge Exchange in China

additional news and links...
Nevada teachers group pushing higher casino taxes
Golden Gaming Proposes Destination Casino Resort in Wyandotte County
Track plans job fair to attract card dealers - Charleston, West Virginia.
Former A.C. gaming exec could be back in the picture to buy
Table Trac Earns #1 Performance Rating on Business Journal's Top 50 List

Minister orders audit of casino system - Christchurch, N.Z.
Bradford calls Casino report 'Not Good Enough' - N.Z.
Casino signing declared legal - Bournemouth

Monday, 8th October

The Philippines & Cambodia             Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Group Delivers Agreements for 400 Electronic Gaming Machines in the Philippines and Cambodia
200 at the Paco Park Oasis Hotel in Manila and 200 at the Macau Club in Phnom Phen. The facilities are not presently open for gaming.

Deva, Romania   
Man goes on hunger strike over roulette - Get a life !!!

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
So far, track is clear for Station to go private

New York             MarketWatch
Dubai World tender for MGM fails to dazzle investors

London             Sky News
Fallon Case: Alleged £2m Plot To Fix Races

New South Wales   
Govt in secret betting scandal
How deal was approved
Who the scheme targeted Special Report - Against the Odds

Singapore            Straits Times
Casino courses hot, but not all IR jobs require them
The Straits Times reports that there are now 4 training schools operating in Singapore. The price for a 4 month Croupier course is quoted at $4,950 - €2,380. Certainly not cheap !

Christchurch            Radio N.Z., &
Govt orders independent audit of Christchurch Casino
Independent audit to confirm casino investigation
Chch Casino pokies to be audited

Hong Kong & Macau            Yahoo Malasia/Reuters
Tycoon's firm to sell shares in Macau casino player

Macau            IHT/
Macao's boom leaving many behind

Saipan, C.N.M.I.            Saipan Tribune & Pacific Islands Daily Report
'No to Saipan, Rota casinos'
Casino gambling or no casino gambling: That is the question!

Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Forecast dim for Vegas real estate - Record supply, declining sales indicate slump may stay awhile
"The increasing supply of homes is exacerbated by foreclosures, with Nevada ranking No. 1 in the country in its foreclosure rate."

additional news and links...
World's Super-Swanky Casinos - Forbes Travel
Unions, Casino Workers Seek to Improve Their Odds
Nevada Ranks #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men -
Poker player gearing up for $1m jackpot
Euro Poker: EPT Baden Open Gets Underway Today
Zimbabwe: Harare Seals U.S.$136m Deal
Bournemouth casino project reduced in size

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