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Archive 2007: 1st - 7th September

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Friday, 7th September

DAVID WAN LÖNN from Casino Stockholm, Sweden. Winner CARD Poker Challenge 2007

Las Vegas                Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Dealers want tipping rule to go to state's voters - Wynn Las Vegas.

London                Sharecast &
Inspired Gaming gets 385p approach
Inspired Gaming Group PLC - Comment on Press Speculation

Swansea                icWales/Western Mail
Stars party as Swansea casino opens

St. Louis, Missouri                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results
Isle of Capri Casinos Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2008)

Des Moins, Iowa      
Jury awards $10 million in Wild Rose Casino lawsuit

Pennsylvania                Pittsburg Post Gazette
Table games at casinos a matter of 'when' than 'if'

Macau                China View/Xinhua
Macao gov't to tighten regulations on youth gambling 

additional news stories...
Beijing police to hit beauty salons, gambling dens
Portland Meadows to be sold
Chilipoker signs famous Poker Diva, Liz Lieu as Ambassador -
Stuttgart gets victory in casino sponsorship case

Only in America...
12 Charged with Claims Fraud from 2004 Casino Bus Crash in Pa.
Stolen colonoscopes helped support man's gambling habit
Casino Shooting Video Clip Made Public
Shooting at Caesars Palace - YouTube
Another guilty plea in Nooksack casino scam
W.Va.: Underage Workers Can Keep Jobs - Not allowed within 2ft of a gaming table.

Thursday, 6th September
Aspers Swansea opening
Casino gambles on grand opening
Casinos £75k party night
Concerns as biggest casino opens
Aspers Gaming floor -
Pob lwc !
Aspers Swansea artists impression

Macau                Channel News Asia/AFP
Casino magnate Ho takes to the skies in Macau gaming battles

Camden, London      
Developerís bad luck as plan for casino is ditched

Sheffield & Ljubljana, Slovenia                Yorkshire Post &
Cautious casinos boost watchers
Casino gets Synectics monitoring system - Domina Grand Media Casino

Nassau                Nassau Guardian
New casinos a win-win

Las Vegas                Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming Provides Update on North American Installed Base for Table Game Management Systems

Dubai, U.A.E                PRNewswire
MGM's Dubai investor, unit seek $5.2 bln in loans

South Florida                PRNewswire
Indian Casinos in Spotlight at 3rd Annual Florida Gaming Summit - 8th & 9th October

Hong Kong & Macau                Sydney Morning Herald & Reuters
PBL Macau casino refinancing hit by credit crisis
Melco halves US$ loan, sweetens margin

London       &
ITV raises stake in online gambling
Britain's struggling ITV seeks succour from gambling

additional news stories...
Barstow casinos on borrowed time?
Council boss says casino not sorted - Bournemouth
Casino Workers Allege Discrimination - East St. Louis. Casino Queen
Man Accused Of Molesting Girl In Casino - Kansas City
Many Tourists Think Prostitution is Legal in Las Vegas

Wednesday, 5th September

DealerEM in Nova Gorica
The Gala dinner and final table is this evening at 8pm.

Malaysia               The Edge Daily
Dreamgate in JV with US firm to sell casino gaming layouts

Hong Kong               Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Melco PBL Ent. Announces Signing of Senior Secured Credit Facilities
Melco PBL Gaming Unit to Borrow $1B Less Than Planned for Projects

Macau               Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Venetian Macao Establishes Itself as the Region's Top Must-See Destination
During the first 24 hours of operation 114,000 visitors passed through the Venetian Macau's doors. Daily averages are now between 66,000 to 86,000.

Toronto               Globe & Mail & Toronto Sun
Casino idea folds
No Dice for T.O. Casino

London               Daily Telegraph
No sure things in betting clean-up - Professional Players Federation.

Macau               Finance Asia
Macau casinos: placing bets on future demand

Study finds families better off near casinos
The study was apparently funded by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and the California Nations Indian Gaming Association.

Singapore               Channel News Asia
Will costs of Sentosa resort shoot past S$5.2b?

Troy, Missouri & Las Vegas                 BNB Media - press release &

BNP Media Acquires Professional Services Division of Ascend Media
BNP Media acquires Ascend Media's food, beverage, packaging and gaming properties
Ascend Media
Publications Events

Hong Kong & Macau                Hong Kong Standard
Casino magnate's wife stepping into TV role - Angela Leong On-kei.

Goa                Press Trust of India
Goans debate if more casinos are ok - Mondovi River & Casino Goa

additional news stories...
For Macau, a bet on lady luck is a bet on China
Seaplane service plans to tap Macau casino boom

Tuesday, 4th September

Macau                Asia Times
The casino that ate Macau

Las Vegas                Las Vegas Business Press
Going for a smaller jackpot - Small slot makers profit working with bigger companies

Edinburgh                The Scotsman
Casino gets licence after fourth request

Hong Kong & Vietnam                Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Group Delivers Agreement for 200 Electronic Gaming Machines at the Lao Cai International Casino in Vietnam

Paramaribo, Suriname                Caribbean Net News
Sentencing of bank, casino officials shocks Suriname financial sector

Detroit                 Detroit News
CASINO PAYOFF: Permanent facilities pay less taxes, but will draw more business

Dublin                 Yahoo/Reuters &
Paddy Power plc - 2007 Interim Results Announcement
Paddy Power operating profit more than doubles
Tongan star changes his name to betting agency

London & Israel        & Yahoo/Reuters
Playtech Limited - Interim Results for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2007
Playtech says new business pipeline healthy

Goa, India       , The Hindu & NZ Herald
Goan fishermen gear up for a longer struggle
Casinos threaten fishermen's livelihoods
Joint front to oppose floating casinos
Floating casinos to lure more tourists to Goa

South Africa       , Reuters UK & iAfrica
Gold Reef board backs buy-out
Private Equity Group to Buy Gold Reef for $1.4 Bln
Gold Reef receives R11.4bn bid - Ethos private equity.

additional news stories...
Bethlehem Steel: From Castings to Casinos
Amazing Holdings Plc -  Final Results for the Year Ended 31st May 2007
Casino has X-Factor star appeal - Aspers Swansea opening. 6th September.
Isle Of Man Appoints New Gambling Commission Members
Gambling on greed - Middleborough, Massachusetts.
Wave Of Casino Robberies Continues - South Dakota.

Monday, 3rd September

London & Las Vegas                 Daily Telegraph
Does Vegas invasion mean die is cast for Britain?
Interview with Harrah's John Bruns about his and the companie's plans in Britain for London Clubs International. - Alea Nottingham. Soft opening 1st September.

Pailin, Cambodia                 Google News/AFP
Ex-Khmer Rouge stronghold bets the pot on casino boom

London                 Sunday Telegraph &
Rank opens floodgates with pension fund sale
Rank to consider sale of its pensions scheme

Vicksburg, Mississippi                 Milwaukee Business Journal
Columbia Sussex shopping Miss. riverboat casino

Taiwan, Isle of Man & Las Vegas                 Taipei Time/Bloomberg
US developer eyes first casino license

New Zealand       
Gamble Free Day a Great Success

Indiana                 Indianapolis Star
Casino is countersued - Indiana. Problem gambling lawsuit filed by a former Dealer.
Gambler, casino sue each other

Sunday, 2nd September

Macau                 Earth Times, Japan Today, Khaleej Times/AFP
Casino refuses to pay out 5-million-dollar slot machine 'win'
Macau casino confirms false jackpot in slot machine
Macau jackpot winner may lose multi-million dollar prize

Macau & Australia                 The Australian
Packer casinos to guarantee bonds in $245m bid for MPEL shares

Swansea                 ThisisSouthWales/Evening Post
Casino in TV Ad. first

Gibraltar                 Gibraltar Chronicle
Party Gaming 'Confident' and happy with Rock base

British news & Gambling Act 2005 introduction
Leap in gambling addiction forecast - Sunday Times
Gambling fever worries casinos - Sunday Times
Fears over gambling shake-up - The Guardian
Fears new laws will 'normalise' gambling - Daily Telegraph
Gambling adverts on TV as part of overhaul - Reuters
Major new gambling laws in force - BBC
How the new laws will affect gamblers - BBC

Safe bet? - Bournemouth Casino plans

Liverpool                 The Observer/Guardian
Drugs turf wars bring gun rule to the streets - Liverpool street gangs.

Jerusalem                 Yahoo Asi/Reuters
Israel's Elad raises 555 million shekels in bonds

Connecticut                 The Republican
Mohegan Sun woos Asians to casino

Las Vegas                 Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING - Layoffs here help Tropicana elsewhere

India                 The Times of India
India a land of opportunities: Gambling tycoon

additional news stories...
'Another suspected illegal casino operator left CNMI'
Cashiers at Caesars reject union representation
Is it your £26.5m?

Saturday, 1st September

British news & Gambling Act 2005 introduction
New gambling laws hit UK - The Guardian
Gambling players must learn to deal with two years inside - The Guardian
New betting laws introduced - ITN
Betting firms exploit advertising loophole - Daily Mail

Doubt over casinos as gambling addicts double - Daily Telegraph
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007

Paramaribo                 Business Week/AP
Suriname bank, casino execs sentenced - Suriname Palace.

Las Vegas                 Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming and Shuffle Master Sign an Extension to September 7, 2007 for the Exclusivity Agreement Related to the Expected Sale of the Table Game Division
Shuffle Master Provides Update on Purchase of Progressive Gaming's Worldwide Table Game Division Assets

Pennsylvania                 Yahoo/AP
Slots Parlor to Introduce Horse Racing

additional news stories...
MGM MIRAGE Takes Neutral Position Regarding Infinity World Investments Tender Offer

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