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Archive 2007: 15th - 21st September

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Friday, 21st September

The Forbes 400 richest Americans
#3 Sheldon Adelson - Las Vegas Sands
#7 Kirk Kerkorian - MGM Mirage
#18 Carl Icahn - American Casino & Entertainment Properties
#55 Micky Arison - Carnival Cruise Lines
#86 Stephen Wynn - Wynn Resorts
#117 Donald Trump - Trump Entertainment Resorts
#380 Frank Fertitta III - Station Casinos
#380 Lorenzo Fertitta - Station Casinos

London               Yahoo UK/Reuters
Bookmakers seek 50 pct cut in horseracing levy

Australia & NZ               Yahoo Malaysia/Reuters
Tabcorp says has not approached NZ's Sky City

Nevada               Las Vegas Review-Journal
Debit-slot plan gets no votes

Atlantic City               Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle AC Announces October 18 for Sands Casino Hotel Implosion - Claridge & Sands - Liquidation Sale

Macau & Las Vegas               Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Shuffle Master shuts down 47 Macau slot machines
Shuffle Master says Macau slot machines ordered off after gaming glitch
The slots have apparently been turned off since 30th August after a ticket for a non-existent win of HK$42 million was printed.

Macau & Las Vegas               Yahoo UK/AFX
Shuffle Master Announces Electronic Gaming Machine Malfunction in Macau

London              The Guardian - Victoria Coren
Flush with cash

New Zealand               Bloomberg & Yahoo Aus/Reuters
Sky City Soars to Record One-Day Gain on Takeover Bid
NZ's Sky City says receives approach; shares surge

London               Yahoo UK/AFX
Alphameric sees significant loss in current year; plans to seek funding - Down 70% to 9p.

Pucon, Chile     Times
Blaze Destroys Chilean Hotel, Casino - Enjoy Pucón - Casino & Resort.

South Florida              Miami Herald
Feeling lucky? With improved gaming and lavish casinos, South Florida's the new Sin City

Macau & Hong Kong              IHT
Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho buys stolen Chinese relic for US$8.9 million

additional headlines...
Gambling research centre for Victoria
Las Vegas Sands seeks S$5b for Singapore casino
BBC admits rigging Blue Peter cat-naming competition

Thursday, 20th September

Blackpool to shed beds after casino setback
The fading resort apparently now has 220 of it's 1,700 hotels and guest houses up for sale.

Australia Telegraph
Pokies mum lost it all - A cautionary tale of slot addiction, theft and suicide.

Huddersfield                Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Cash grabbed in armed raids at betting offices

Singapore                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Scientific Games Awarded Ukrainian Lottery Contract

Singapore                Bloomberg
Las Vegas Sands Seeks Record Singapore Loan to Build Its Casino

Port Canaveral, Florida                Florida Today
Third casino ship gets a thumbs-up
Las Vegas Casinos Lines LLC. The vessel appears to have come from a failed South Florida operation.

Suleimaniya, Kurdistan                The Register &
American-style casino opens in Iraq
Casino opens in Kurdistan (3:30) - Suleimaniya

Manchester                The Times, Daily Mail & BBC
Head teacher killed himself after losing thousands in web casinos
Headteacher hanged himself after racking up online gambling debts
Suicide head 'a gambling addict'

Louisiana                IHT/AP
Belgian Gaming Commission takes gambling Web site to task over betting on political crisis - Commission de Jeux de Hasard/De Kansspelcommissie.

Las Vegas                Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands Executive Vice President Bradley Stone Sells 100,000 Shares of Common Stock

additional headlines...
MP confident on casino findings - Stranraer
Vic government denies gaming deal - Melbourne
Online Casino in Life-Changing Domain Switch
32Red Plc - Re: Press speculation

Wednesday, 19th September

Blaze Destroys Chilean Hotel, Casino

Gambling Prevalence Study
No Rise In Number Of Problem Gamblers - Yahoo/Sky News
Britain 'has 250,000 problem gamblers' - Yahoo/ITN
Problem gambling worst in spreads - Yahoo/Reuters
Problem gambling has not increased, but the level remains a challenge

Study to highlight problem gambling - The Guardian/PA
Addicts a very small proportion of gamblers, says report - The Guardian
Is Web Behind Rise In Gambling Problem? - Sky News
Britain's online gaming boom behind doubling of gambling addicts - Daily Mail
Brown awaits UK gambling report - BBC

Sydney, Australia
Russell Crowe backs poker machine ban at Aussie club - Reuters.
Crowe's pokies purge - SMH/AAP
"research showed half the money spent on gambling came from welfare payments."

Northern Ireland
My gambling addiction cost £10,000 in one day - Belfast Telegraph.

Macau                Yahoo/AP
Macao's casino taxes see year-on-year rise in first 8 months

Strike Over at Great Blue Heron Charity Casino
Agreement Reached at Great Blue Heron Charity Casino

Indiana                PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Completes Acquisition of Resorts East Chicago; Enters Attractive Chicagoland Gaming Market

They're off and running: Race track owners each to bid on gaming licenses

Louisiana                CNBC/AP
Louisiana casinos win $213.1 million in August

Louisiana                PRNewswire &
Pinnacle Entertainment Receives Regulatory Approval for Project Plans in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Pinnacle Opposition
Pinnacle Casino Plans

additional headlines...
Gang member is lotto lout 2
Marginbet has disappointing ASX debut -
YooMedia agrees to extend Kasei 2000 option on Gaming Channel

Tuesday, 18th September

Poker                Yahoo NZ/AFP
World poker king insists anyone can become an ace
"Almost anybody on this planet can be the next world champion - and people know that,"
The words of Mr. Phil Hellmuth.

Atlantic City      
7 the hard way for smokers at AC casinos

Macau                Yahoo/AP
Galaxy Entertainment Says It Received Approval to Expand Cotai Development in Macau

California                Business Wire
100% PokerPro Room at Black Oak Casino in California

Austin, Texas                Yahoo/Business Wire
Multimedia Games Reports Installed Base of Player Terminals and Product Mix at August 31, 2007

Hong Kong                Bloomberg
Galaxy Entertainment Rises After UBS Upgrades Shares

Bradford & Bath                Telegraph & Argus & Bath Chronicle
Gambling fears are raised by casino
Addicts need our support if casino opens

London                Daily Telegraph
Fatally hooked by World Series of Poker
The Norwegian teenage sensation

Wiesbaden, Germany      
Sensationeller Lauf: BlackJack-Spieler gewinnen mehr als 700.000 Euro

Travemünde, Germany                HL-Live
Nichtraucherschutz: ver.di kritisiert Casino
Rauchverbot: Die Ersten verlieren ihren Job - 5th September.

additional headlines...
GameTech Announces European Wireless Gaming
PBL, Macquarie Bank miss out on German deal
Home raided, several detained for questioning in casino heist - California.
Man refuses £2m lottery win
New casino cruise looks to call on Port Canaveral

Monday, 17th September

Las Vegas & Macau                Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands Hits New 52-Week High As Analysts Raise Price Targets Due to Venetian Macao

Las Vegas                Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson wonders whether the Trop's owner is encouraging the union to strike
Nongaming parts of Harrah's to benefit from UNLV village - Liz Benston.

The Bahamas                Nassau Guardian
Bahamas could attract Chinese gamblers

WSOPE, Event 3 - £10,000 NLHE, Final Table: Annette Obrestad Makes History
Can they still call it a game of skill :) . The WSOPE main event has been won by an 18 year old Norwegian girl.

London                PRNewswire
Norway's 18-Year-Old Annette Obrestad Stuns Poker World With 1 Million Pounds Sterling Win

Problem Gambling - U.K.                Daily Telegraph, Independent & Evening Standard
Report to pressure Gordon Brown on casinos
Gambling addiction hooks 600,000 people, says report
Number of gambling addicts soars to 800,000 
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007

Massachusetts                Boston Herald
Patrick to propose three casinos; gambling foes vow fight
Gov. proposes 3 casinos in Massachusetts

Rhodes, Greece     
Queenco Leisure - development of a luxury marina and leisure complex adjacent to Casino Rodos

London & Asia      
Inspired Gaming Group plc - Inspired continues Asian expansion through new sales and investments

additional headlines...
O.J. Simpson Taken to Jail Las Vegas For Booking
O.J. SIMPSON ARRESTED - Ex-NFL star suspected of holdup role
Playboy hops back into London with largest store
Playwize PLC - Re Agreement

Sunday, 16th September

Problem Gambling - U.K.                Sunday Telegraph
Nearly a million addicted to gambling
"GamCare, a charity providing advice and practical help in addressing the social impact of gambling, received 30,247 calls to its telephone helpline last year. This was a 34 per cent rise on the previous year."

London & Liverpool                Sunday Times
Football pools shape up to take on national lottery

London                PRNewswire
International Cast Set for Main Event Final Table at World Series of Poker(R) Europe Presented by

McCullough Narrow Leader as Final Table Set
WSOPE, Event 3 - £10,000 NLHE, Day 3: Vathne Soars as Bubble Bursts

Kansas                Houston Chronicle/
More states roll dice on casino operations

additional headlines...
O.J. Simpson and his cast of accusers in casino theft have storied past
Six A.C. hotels will ban smoking on casino floor

Saturday, 15th September

London                Daily Telegraph
Bookies up stakes in row with courses

Bradford                Telegraph & Argus
£5.6m staked on new casino
Midland Hotel - Bradford

Hong Kong                Yahoo/AP
Official: Hong Kong Won't Build Casinos to Compete With Macau 

additional headlines...
Politicians are still backing casino scheme - Bath
O.J. Simpson Under Investigation for Hotel Robbery
In Trouble Again...
Study says Americans fatter than ever

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