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Archive 2007: 22nd - 30th September

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Sunday, 30th September

London             Sunday Times
Gaming giants bet on London
The Sunday Times reports that Les Ambassadeurs, purchased from London Clubs for £115m by tobacco tycoon Putera Sampoerna is back on the market. Profits have fallen substantially at the venue since the sale.

London             Sunday Times & Sunday Telegraph
Betfair’s winning streak pays off for investors
Betfair profits drop 30pc

Macau & Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Catching up to Las Vegas
Too much gambling, even for Vegas - The NGC's rejection of Debit Card kiosks.

Macau            In Business Las Vegas - Richard Velotta
Venetian Macau paces enclave's transformation

additional headlines...
Samuel Johnson charged over brawl at Star City Casino - Sydney
Casino ban for high-roller mum - Brisbane
Is 'what happens in Vegas' past due? - David G. Schwartz
Web site ranks Las Vegas as nation's most overbuilt city

Saturday, 29th September

London             The Guardian
Cost of UK's gambling habit: £10bn
Guardian: Special Report Gambling

Tampa             Herald Tribune
Police say arcade allowed gambling
100 slots seized worth $8,000 each. The machines were manufactured by Spectre Gaming who apparently had a revenue share deal with the operator.

London             Financial Times
Aggressive casinos raise public concern

Hong Kong    Straits Times
Macau casinos help draw tourists to HK

California             Sacramento Bee
Four tribes raise $20 million to defend casino compacts

UK Bookmaker robberies...
Reduced sentence for bookies robber - Preston
Bullwell bookies robber jailed - Nottingham
CCTV film of bookies shop armed raider - Peterbrough

additional headlines...
Groei Holland Casino - Breda, Holland.

Friday, 28th September

Hamilton, Bermuda             Royal Gazette
Casino ship to set sail tomorrow - The Niobe Corinthian.

New York & Las Vegas             Yahoo/BusinessWire
Wynn Resorts Announces Common Stock Offering
Wynn Resorts Prices Public Offering

Macau             IHT/AP
Casino operator Las Vegas Sands to open second hotel in Macau

New Zealand   , Yahoo Aus/Reuters &
Sky City surges on takeover speculation
Possible buyer starts due diligence on NZ Sky City
SkyCity hoists for sale sign
The potential buyer is not named but it's believed to be Harrah's Entertainment.

Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City
Gaming regulators set Oct. 17 hearing for Harrah's buyout

Jamaica             Jamaica Gleaner
The case for casinos

Washington             MSN/AP
Casino Group Paid Lobbyist $100,000 - Online gambling issues.

Louisiana             The Town Talk
Fireworks to be featured today at Paragon Casino Resort's grand opening of new facilities

Vancouver, B.C.             Stockhouse/CCNMatthews & Times-Colonist
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: Plans to Redevelop View Royal Casino Underway
Casino wants to double size, serve liquor on game floor

additional headlines...
Macau gaming magnate gives 8.8 million-dollar sculpture to China - Stanley Ho
Board: Detroit casinos must close if there is a shutdown - Michigan
Casino licenses issued after complete checks
Shotgun robbers arrested at casino - Sydney
Suspects spend up at casino - Sydney
Asian poker to get better, says Haas

Thursday, 27th September

Macau...LVS Market Cap now $50 billion ! - Up $7.40 to $164. Mkt Cap: 18b. - Up $5.30 to $141. Mkt Cap: 50b.

Hong Kong & Manila             Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Group Delivers Agreements for 700 Electronic Gaming Machines in the Philippines - Hotel for sale.

Las Vegas & Buenos Aires              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners to Showcase Products for South American Market - SAGSE

Deauville, France              Le Matin/AFP
Le groupe Lucien Barrière se lance dans les casinos virtuels
Google search - Barrière Interactive Gaming

Nottingham     Post
Poker club victory over city's casinos

Wild Coast, South Africa              SABC News
Man falls to his death down casino lift shaft

Springfield, Illinois              Daily Vidette
Illinois Senate approves bill dedicated to construction of three casinos

Sydney              Melbourne Age, Herald Sun & ABC News
Problem gambler loses casino claim
Gambler loses bid to sue casino for $600,000 loss
Problem gambler loses casino action

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Agrees to Buy Progressive Gaming's Table-Game Division

Las Vegas              Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Purchase Progressive Gaming's Worldwide Table Game Division Assets

Las Vegas              Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming Signs Definitive Agreement for Sale of Worldwide Table Game Division Assets and Agrees to Technology License with Shuffle Master in Transaction Valued at $37 to $47 Million

Washington              L.A. Times/AP, Reuters & SMH/AAP
Online Gambling Law Challenged
US dismisses "exaggerated" claims in gambling case
Gambling industry group argues federal online betting law is unconstitutional - Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association. Founded 2007.

Brussels             The Times
Europe squares up to Washington over gambling barriers - Remote Gambling Association

Macau              Hong Kong Standard
'Avenue of casinos' pulls in investors taking chance on Macau

additional headlines...
Armenian Lawmaker Shot in Casino - Moscow
Pair linked to casino robbery get probation - California
Soboba Casino heist accomplices get short sentences
Online casinos demand compensation - $100 billion.
Ireland could miss out on US gambling bonanza
Now gambling-scam fear spreads to women’s tennis
Betbrokers PLC - Completion of acquisition
Sesame Street meets Casino - Adult content. Very funny though.

Wednesday, 26th September

Las Vegas              USA Today
Executive Suite: You can bet on MGM Mirage's Lanni

Nottingham              Nottingham Evening Post, iGaming Business &
Dusk Till Dawn Gets UK Card Club Licence
Breaking News: Dusk Till Dawn Granted Casino License - DTD images.

Macau & Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Venetian Macau Opens with High Security Gaming Chips from Gaming Partners International
Venetian Macau $25 HKD - Ebay listings $500 Macao Venetian Casino Chip
Venetian Macau $100 HKD $1000 Macao Venetian Casino Chip

New Zealand              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Announces Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage Hits Fresh 52-Week High for Second Day As Analyst Increases Price Target

New Zealand    
US gambling giant linked to SkyCity - TPG Newbridge.

London              BBC News/
News Clip on recent UK Gambling Study
Peter Dean & Professor Peter Collins interviewed by the BBC.
Nevada              MSN Video
Gambling on water in Las Vegas

Gaming Technology    
Casinos embrace RFID
Wynn Las Vegas's use of RFID chips and technology.

Port Canaveral              Florida Today
Surfers protest ocean dumping
Surfrider foundation's paddle for clean water a swimming success

Palm Beach, Florida              Sun-Sentinel
SunCruz suspends sailings from Port of Palm Beach

Douglas, IOM.              PRNewswire
The Osbournes Take Centre Stage in Latest Microgaming Release

London              The Times
Bookmakers’ miserly offer should not be taken seriously

London              Christian Today
Charity concerned as free trade is used to defend internet gambling

additional headlines...
Outsider odds-on to lead William Hill
Pinnacle Entertainment Submits Proposal for Kansas City
Bartlett targets higher spend among cruise passengers - Jamaica.
Armenian lawmaker shot in casino row in central Moscow - Metropol

Tuesday, 25th September

Las Vegas    
The Strip Podcast - Steve Wynn
Steve Friess's interview with Steve Wynn stretches across most of the 2nd part of the podcast.

America     &
Woman Injured by Toilet Gets $1.2 Million from Trump Atlanic City
$1.2 Million Settlement over Broken Toilet
Ciocci who was 71 at the time was 5 feet 1 inch tall and apparently weighed 320 pounds.

Nottingham              ThisisNottingham/Evening Post

Dubai & Las Vegas              Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Dubai World extends MGM Mirage tender offer deadline
Dubai World Extending Its Cash Tender Offer for MGM Mirage's Stock

Brussels              Yahoo/Business Wire
Southwest Casino Corporation Enters Into International Casino Consulting Agreement With Palace Resorts

Melbourne, Australia    
Gambler sues casino for $30m
Casino 'used cash, flights to lure gambler'
The gambler - Melbourne Age: March 2007. Profile of property developer Harry Kakavas.

Brussels              Bloomberg
William Hill, Ladbrokes May Gain as McCreevy Pushes Competition

Nairobi     Nation
Kenya: Decision to Regulate Casinos Business Hours Upheld

Rodrigues, Mauritious    
Casino: Rodrigues' Palace of Tears
Wikipedia Rodrigues Island - Located 560 km east of Mauritius.

Atlantic City              Yahoo/AP
Borgata Fire Could Alter Race to Expand Among Atlantic City Casinos

Kansas              Yahoo/PRNewswire &
LVS Corp. Announces Intention to Pursue Kansas Gaming License
Las Vegas Sands Submits Proposal To Pursue Kansas Gaming License

Slovenia              The Reporter/Slovene Press Agency
Slovenia: Change of gaming legislation in '07, expects US executive 

PacificNet Games Enters Cambodian Gaming Market with Profit Sharing Agreement

New Zealand              TVNZ, & Daily Mail
Cleavage forces woman out of casino
'Humiliation' at casino
Busty British tourist barred from casino because of her 'offensive' breasts
The Nottingham HR Consultant was so embarrased she contacted the press !

additional headlines...
Ariz. casinos bring in $2 billion; state gets $92M
More Nevadans going bankrupt - In Business Las Vegas
Gaming VC Holdings S.A. - Interim Results and Q3 update
Private equity after Sky City's Aussie casinos - Providence Equity Partners.
Deepening mystery over SkyCity suitor
William Hill boss steps down early
Ukraine casino industry ‘unstable’
'There are 64 casinos in Kiev, but only about 20 of them have a licence" - InterGameOnline

Monday, 24th September

London              BBC Sport & Reuters UK
Henman raises tennis betting fear
Henman warns tennis must guard against gambling scams

Washington & Brussels    
Gambling groups bid to up stakes in trade rift

Slovenia     Press Agency
Official softens opposition to planned gaming resort
Nova Gorica city inclined to approve gaming resort
Slovenia agrees to clear way for Harrah's entertainment park - 5th July, 2007.

Goa              Business Standard, Indian Express & Deccan Herald
Offshore casino in Goa to be shifted from river Sal
National NetworkAmid protests, hotel shifts casino boat to Mandovi
Leela agrees to move out floating casino

New Dakota Dunes Casino off to a strong start 

Atlantic City              The Press of Atlantic City/AP
Fire damages tower under construction at Borgata casino

additional headlines...
Lotto nightmare - Jack Whittaker.
Heads you win, tails you could have a serious gambling problem
122 victims conned in lottery scams this year - Singapore

Sunday, 23rd September

Massachusetts              Canton Repository/AP & Register Guard/AP
Churches worry that casinos will zap their gambling profits
Churches fear casinos will kill off bingo games
Interesting photos taken inside a church count room and on the bingo floor - Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Macau     Telegraph
Has James Packer built the world's unluckiest casino?

Macau              Delaware Online
Stakes are high for new casino, hotel in Asia

South Africa              Reuters S.A.
S.Africa awards Intralot-led group lottery licence

additional headlines...
Gambling Act has its pros and cons, but have you even noticed it's there?
Salvation Army Fears Rise in Problem Gambling Rates

Saturday, 22nd September

California              Yubanet/AG Office & Mercury News/AP
Brown's Division of Gambling Control Busts Casino Counterfeiters
2 arrested, charged with counterfeiting scheme
Home Printer Spits Out Counterfeit Cash
Yet another case of slot bill acceptors readily taking counterfeit $100 bills. $100,000 over a period of 3 months.

U.K.              The Guardian
Horse race TV firm is not bookies' favourite
Alphameric falls as dispute with bookmakers heads for court

Gaming Investments    
Some Bets on Macau Casinos Better Than Others

Massachusetts              MSN/AP
Casino Proposal Triggers 'Gold Rush'

Indian Gaming - Oklahoma   
Expansion of WinStar Casino and Hotel Could Bring Over 1,000 Jobs to Love County

Freeport, Texas              The Facts
Gambling boat back in town without casino

Indian Gaming              IHT
American Indian tribes move beyond the reservation in opening casinos

Atlantic City    
AC's Sands casino to go out with a bang Oct. 18

Tinian, C.N.M.I.              Saipan Tribune
Architect accord signed for $300M Tinian casino - Tinian Matua Bay Resort

additional headlines...
Ex-developer pleads guilty to making illegal payments - Texas
Man loses €10,000 in Spanish lottery scam - Ireland

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