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Archive 2007: 8th - 14th September

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Friday, 14th September

WSOPE, Event 3 - £10,000 NLHE, Day 2b: Patrick Antonius Dominates Action

Las Vegas                IHT/AP
Prosecutors add charges in Las Vegas casino shooting case

U.K.                Marketing Week
Gala Casinos overhauls loyalty scheme

Goa, India                Business Standard
Goa seeks legal opinion on casino impasse

Las Vegas                L.A. Times
Vegas monorail finds it difficult to get on track

Bakersfield, California      
Armed robbers hit Bakersfield casino

South Africa                Business Report
Gambling industry keeps on cashing in despite rate hikes - National Gambling Board of South Africa.

New Zealand      
Casino should be held responsible

Atlantic City                The Press of Atlantic City
Casino revenue, smoking ban / Hazy connection?
Trump's Atlantic City Casino Adopts Smoking Ban

additional headlines...
Lottomatica sees over 600 mln eur in sales from 10-yr UK lottery ops
Thumbs-up for casino plans - Bath
Australian treasurer wants fewer poker machines

Thursday, 13th September

Hong Kong                Yahoo/AP & IHT/Bloomberg
Hong Kong Casino Operator Melco International Swings to First-Half Profit
Melco reports profit in first half

Malindi, Kenya                The Times
Naomi Campbell’s casino venture may put rare turtles in the soup

Miami                Miami Herald
Casino would buy Miami Jai-Alai if slots OK'd

WSOPE, Event 3 - £10,000 NLHE, Day 2a: Gus Hansen Charges to Top

London                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Betfair Guarantees 1 Million Pounds Sterling Top Prize at World Series of Poker(R) Europe

Macau                Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
Harrah's Entertainment Acquires Macau Orient Golf
Harrah's Acquires Macau Orient Golf Without Right to Build Casino

Nevada                Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
We already pay a lot, casinos say in wave of ads

additional headlines...
Las Vegas Casino Shooter Indicted
Council votes to sue casino - Members blast Pinnacle secrecy - Baton Rouge
Culinary union steps up pressure on Las Vegas casinos
Casino protesters force early end to gaming board meeting - Pennsylvania

Wednesday, 12th September

Carson City, Nevada                Reuters
Nevada gamblers lose $1.15 bln in July, up 10%

U.S.                CNN Money/Fortune Magazine
Losing the 'auto' in United Auto Workers

U.S. Financial Markets
Oil Hits Record on Inventory Report - Yahoo/AP.
Dollar Hits New All-Time Lows Against Euro on Talk of Rate Cuts - Yahoo/AP

Gaming Investments                Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands Hits Fresh 52-Week High As Analyst Boosts Price Target on Venetian Macao - Up $7.00 to $116. - Up $5.80 to $137.
London & Missouri                 iGaming News
ATE, River City Group Join to Become Clarion Gaming
Clarion Gaming

Singapore                IHT/AP & AFP/Google
US gaming tycoon wants 'mini-Las Vegas' strips worldwide; says Asia has room for more casinos
World's gaming industry still in infancy: Sands' chairman
Sheldon Adelson - Opening of the Venetian Macau  - (Flickr - Casino Connection)

Atlantic City                CNN/Dow Jones
At Least Five Atlantic City Casinos Plan To Go Smoke Free

London       & The Sun
WSOPE, Event 3 - £10,000 NLHE, Day 1a: Janne Lamsa Leads
WSOPE, Event 3 - £10,000 NLHE, Day 1b: Patrik Antonius Leads Pack
Poker champion hits London

Manchester                Manchester Evening News
Supercasino 'not a problem' - Paul Bellringer
International Gaming Research Unit - Nottingham Trent University.

Paris                Forbes/AFX &
Groupe Partouche sales resume growth in Q3 as slot machines replaced
Groupe Partouche : 19 casinos du groupe proposent déjà le "Texas Hold'em"

Hawaii & Vietnam                Yahoo/Prime Newswire
Maui General Store to Work With Hoi An Project to Develop Hotel Casino Resort in Vietnam's World Famous China Beach

Sydney, Australia                SMH
Mandarin move worries gambling experts

Penghu, Taiwan                Daily Yomiuri
Taiwan betting on 'casino islands'

Kathmandu, Nepal      
Nepal casinos face eviction

Tallahassee, Florida                MSN Money Central/AP
Florida Nears Deal on Indian Gaming

South Africa      
Online gambling bill passed

Poland                Warsaw Voice
Gambling Tax Plan Under Fire

additional headlines...
Poker champ netted in NC gambling bust
Dollar at record low against euro
Lawsuit launched in Saskatchewan over control of Gold Eagle Casino
Playtech CFO steps down after successful gamble on non-US business
CEO named for Pinnacle's proposed $1.5B. Atlantic City casino

Tuesday, 11th September

Croupiers abgelenkt und nachgesetzt

Private Wettanbieter setzen gegen Casinos

Las Vegas                Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Dubai World Invests More in MGM Projects in Las Vegas
Dubai World takes stake in MGM project

Las Vegas                Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE, Kerzner International and Istithmar Finalize Definitive Agreements to Develop Multi-Billion Dollar Las Vegas Resort

Las Vegas          Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Sets New 52-Week Low

Las Vegas & Hong Kong                Yahoo/Business Wire
VendingData(TM) Shareholders Approve Securities Purchase and Product Participation Transaction with Elixir Group Limited - Elixir Gaming Technologies

Las Vegas                Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
Shuffle Master 3rd-Quarter Earnings Decline As Costs, Expenses Rise
Shuffle Master, Inc. Earnings Conference Call (Q3 2007)

London                Reuters UK
UK government to review casino gaming duty - VAT & Gross Gaming taxes

Raleigh, North Carolina                News & Observer &
Casino raid netted big poker winner
71 arrested for gambling in Johnston
All Bets Off at Illegal Gambling Operation

Las Vegas                Yahoo/PRNewswire
UNLV and the Harrah's Foundation Announce Largest Corporate Gift in UNLV History

London                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Planet's Top Poker Pros Vie for Pounds Sterling 3.5 Million Prize Pool at World Series of Poker(R) Europe

Atlantic City      
Atlantic City's August casino revenues down nearly 6%
Slot win at $323.5 million showed an 11% decline, however table games win at $141.7 million was up 8.2%.

Vancouver, B.C.           Globe & Mail/Reuters & Bloomberg
Canadian gaming firm faces lawsuit over unpaid bet
Great Canadian Gaming Loses Bid to Dismiss Suit Over Horse Bets

Panama     Prensa Latina
Casinos de Panamá en la mirilla de Estados Unidos

Las Vegas                Las Vegas Business Press
Pinnacle Las Vegas again changes contractors

Las Vegas                Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
MGM Mirage reinvents to attract partners that shy from wagering
Dubai takes a lesson from Vegas on how to become a resort destination

additional headlines...
Betfair in legal dispute with former head of Irish operations
MGM Mirage Spent $160,000 Lobbying in First Half of 2007
All bets off as Council votes on casino - Bath.
Why a city built on gamblng isn't keen on having a flutter - Bath.
Casino reports a loss - Isle of Capri's Nassau operation.
Seminole gambling deal hits snag - Miami Herald
Sportech says to persist with Vernons pools deal

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Monday, 10th September

London                Yahoo/PRNewswire
Italy's Dario Alioto Wins European Record 234,390 Pounds Sterling Pot-Limit Omaha Prize at World Series of Poker(R) Europe Presented by

Hong Kong & The Philippines                Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Group Delivers Agreements for a Further 930 Electronic Gaming Machines across Asia

Armenia & Moscow                Armenia Now - 4th September
Gambling on Success in Armenia: Russian firm to build casino complex near Yerevan

Gauteng, South Africa                SABC, & The Star
Robbers on the run after shoot-out at casino
Casino turned into 'madhouse'
Armed gang targets casino

London                PRNewswire
Germany's Thomas Bihl Captures First-Ever WSOP Bracelet Won Outside U.S. at World Series of Poker(R) Europe Presented by

Macau's great gamble
Report from Alan MacCharles Director, Deloitte China & Simon Oaten Ass. Director, Deloitte UK.

Singapore                Bloomberg
Singapore's Casinos Will Help Erase 'Museum' Image, Lee Says

London & Gibraltar      
888 Holdings Plc - Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2007

Swansea                ThisisSouthWales
Casino draws in 7,000 punters

Problem Gambling                Daily Mail
'Casinos nearly killed me' - A cautionary tale.

additional headlines...somewhat off topic
Dollar at 15-yr lows - Reuters
Sealand, in talks with Russian investment group
Church treasurer stole £70k to fund gambling and stamp collecting addiction
Millionaire boss wins £26m lotto - The Sun
Europe welcomes new panda cub - InterGameOnline
'Stripper' Britney Spears' MTV comeback bombs - Worth watching once.
Pussycat Dolls - Deichmann Commercial - Typical night in a German casino.
The Pussycat Dolls Deichmann Star Collection - Different shoes in Polish version ;)

Sunday, 9th September
Gauteng, South Africa
Gunmen rob Carnival City casino -
East Rand casino robbed by armed gang - Mail & Guardian
Police launch manhunt for casino robbers - SABC

Gauteng                S.A. Sunday Times
Death after casino jaunt - Also Carnival City.

California       Times
Pechanga tribe ejects family who files suit to be reinstated

Schleswig-Holstein                Lübecker Nachricten
Kein blauer Dunst mehr beim Spiel - Casinos fürchten Gästeschwund

Macau                Sunday Times
The £6bn wager on China’s gamblers

Nova Scotia, Canada      
Casino workers in Halifax win overwhelming victory in union vote

Seminoles up the ante in bid for expanded gambling rights

WSOPE, Event 1 - £2,500 HORSE: Thomas Bihl Captures First-Ever WSOP Bracelet
WSOPE, Event 2 - £5,000 Omaha: Persson Tops First-Day Pack

London                PRNewswire - 7th September
Play Commences at Inaugural World Series of Poker Europe Presented by

additional headlines...
Casino in problem gambling warning - Swansea
Armed raider robs bookies - Exeter
Casino game goes north - Massachusetts

Saturday, 8th September

Swansea                ThisisSouthWales
Casino raises the stakes

Racecourses riding high with fresh investment

London                Independent & The Guardian
£270m bid for Inspired Gaming
Icelanders keen on roulette firm

Las Vegas                Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming and Shuffle Master Extend to September 17 the Exclusivity Agreement Related to the Expected Sale of the Table Game Division

Kyoto, Japan      
Online casino worker arrested for taking cut from Net cafe gambling

Post of Spain                T & T Newsday
Enill: No casino workers to go

Only in America...
Celebs paid to party at Vegas clubs
Gay bingo a popular draw at gay, lesbian center in Fort Lauderdale

Only in Britain...
New laws to help the bookies - The Sun. August 24th.
Raid at Aberdeen Bookies
Fraud at bookies a bad bet for worker - Ayrshire
Neighbours oppose plan for betting shop - Hampshire
Police issue 'lottery win' scam warning - Cumbria
Why the Gambling Act is such a loser - Daily Telegraph Columnist.

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