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Archive 2008:  15th - 21st April

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Monday, 21st April

Bermuda             The Royal Gazette
Gambling ship Niobe Corinthian blessed in Southside service

Macau             Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Gaming Technologies Secures Trade Credit Facility with Elixir International

Kingston, Jamaica             Jamaica Gleaner
Government gives green light to casinos

Vienna             Casinos Austria
CAI reports record results for 2007

Brussels             European Betting & Gaming Association
Online gaming industry calls for European cooperation in responsible gaming
The EGBA consits of 8 European based gambling companies that do business via the Internet.

Las Vegas
INSIDE GAMING: Fertittas are latest Forbes cover boys
Gone are the days of the cheap buffet
Vegas visitor increase due entirely to leap year

Bringing back Binions's_Horseshoe
DOWNTOWN DEALING: Binion's gets new boss - June 2007

Group opposing Wynn tip sharing plan to protest Culinary role - International Union of Gaming Employees

British news
Labour's casino plans in tatters - Mail on Sunday
Bookies' daylight till snatch - Corals, Hartlepool
Man arrected in connection with betting shop raid - Pagebet, Grimsby.

TDM English News - Typhoon Neoguri 21-04 | 20-04| 19-04
Macau's big spenders break new gambling records - MarketWatch. Craig Stephen
Macau's gaming revenue for Q1 of 2008 exceeds US$3.7 billion -

additional headlines
Has Smoking Ban Hurt Colorado Casinos?
Prison sentence for theft at casino - Counterfeit $100 bills.
Horseshoe Casino construction in Hammond is ahead of schedule
Proposal Would Abolish $5 Bet Limit In Colorado
Winning Edge settles lawsuit
World Poker Tour Lawsuit Settled; No One Really Cares

Saturday & Sunday, 19th & 20th April

South Africa             Business Report
Internet gambling firms target SA

Malaysia & Indonesia             Malaysian Star
Fresh doubts over Landmarksí Bintan casino

Suen v's Las Vegas Sands
Adelson offers conflicting testimony - Sands CEO says questioning caused confusion - Howard Stutz.
A mogulís softer side - Liz Benston

Las Vegas
The Strip Podcast - April 17: Terry Lanni
Gaming firms brace for hard times - Richard N. Velotta. In Business Las Vegas.

Macau casino revenues surge 62% in quarter - Income outstrips Las Vegas and Atlantic City combined
Statistic filled article from Neil Gough at the South China Morning Post.

22-Year-Old Canadian Wins EUR2 Million at EPT Grand Final
Canadian Glen Chorny wins over C$3 million at poker tournament

Cult Poker Personality Brandi Hawbaker found Dead

Welsh fans put on Casino royale show for our Joe
Hopkins is fighting a losing battle for his credibility
"Barely half the 19,000 tickets for the fight venue, the nearby Thomas and Mack Center, had moved three days before the big event."
Boxing Comes To The Ricoh - May 24th

additional headlines
Dubai Bets on Gambling
Palm Beach Kennel Club, The Isle Racing & Casino offer seats in the WSOP
PACT Provides Market Update
Hope after lottery fraud arrests
Gambler stole to finance addiction - Online gambling

Friday, 18th April

Windsor, Canada    Star
New casino uniforms too sexy, workers say

Casino 2000 celebrates 25 years

Suen v's Las Vegas Sands
Trial outs Sands dealings for Macau - Liz Benston & Jeff German.
Adelson fights lawsuit - Howard Stutz.
Businessman's case against Sands Corp. gets under way - LVS now back to it's Sept 2006 price.

Macau: Gaming revenue up 62 percent in first quarter - Macau Hub
Galaxy Announces 2007 Annual Results EBITDA up 234% to HK$1,461 million Partners G2E Asia 2008 as Official Online Travel Company
City of Dreams - AomenTV/Destination Macau

British news
ATEI likely to remain at Earls Court in 2009 - InterGameOnline
Gamblers recruited to launder money - Birmingham
Casino cash for carnival - Northampton. Aspers
Gambling addict stole £57k from Nottingham firm
Three men rob bookmakers with axe - Betfred, Sale.
Seven held after bookmaker's raid - Corals. Ramsgate.
Bookies raid: Two charged - Eastwood, Nottingham.

Manila             Philippine Inquirer
Pagcor, casino owe govít billions, says senator

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire & Canadian Press/AP
Danny Gans to Star in the New Encore Theater in 2009
Las Vegas strip's 'Spamalot' to close in July after 15-month run

Madrid             Reuters
Spanish police bust Nigerian lottery scam
"In this way they swindled 20 million euros out of 1,200 people at an average payout of 18,000 euros per victim."
Spain arrests 87 Nigerians in crackdown on fraud network
OAP victim of £40,000 Lottery scam - Burnley

Report warns against any betting shop slot machines
"These machines have been introduced in the UK and they have resulted in a grave increase in gambling addiction,"

Vienna             Yahoo/PRNewswire & Canadian Press/AP
Bwin Q4 profit after tax 51.2 mln euros vs loss 489.8 mln

additional headlines
Colo. casinos post record revenue drop - Denver Post. Smoking ban, down 15.2%
Mountain casinos suffer revenue drop
Smoking ban exemption for casinos rejected - Illinois
Mississippi Gaming Commission approves Penn National buyout
Gambling study expected soon - Tasmania

Thursday, 17th April

Las Vegas   
The Casino Billionaires
Billionaire Casino Kings
February, 2008 video. Quite a few more Billions have gone AWOL over the last 3 months !

Monte Carlo    EPT Grand Final - Live coverage of the final table.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming and Gaming Partners International Enter into RFID Technology Agreement

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
CityCenter and IGT Sign Agreement for Server-Based Casino at Development's New Resort Casino

Reno             Yahoo/AP & Reuters
International Game Technology falls on disappointing results
International Game Technology profit falls 47 pct

Reno             Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results

Tourists spending more in Macau - Macau Daily Times -
Ao scandal: Three more cases referred to Prosecutor -

Matthews, N.C.             Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces Expanded European Distribution and Placement of Its 250th Heads-Up Challenge Unit

British News
Gaming VC receives bid approach

Leisure & Gaming Q1 profits slip lower - MoneyAM

Luminar agrees sale of 26 units to Cavendish Bars for 5 pounds - Yahoo/AFP
Luminar to pay rival Cavendish to take on clubs - Yahoo/Reuters
Neville Porter shares suspended pending clarification of financial position
Alphameric says Q1 performance in line with co view; sees 'acceptable' FY
Poker kings who stole £150,000 to fund Vegas spree jailed for 18 months
Bookies offer £10,000 reward for gunman's conviction - Corals, Sommercoates.
Three sisters locked in courtroom battle over £50,000 bingo pay out

additional headlines
12 in court after R23m gambling bust - North West province, South Africa.
Nevada Gold Announces Permanent Dismissal of $50 Million Claim
Poker Trillion Split from Boss Media and Begin Legal Action -
PokerTrillion Freezes Boss Media Bank -

Wednesday, 16th April

Atlantic City             Yahoo/AP
Atlantic City poised to require smoke-free casinos

Germany & Austria             Bloomberg
Bwin Bottoms on EU Test of German Gaming Monopoly

Denmark             Jyllands-Posten
Gambling monopoly days may be numbered

Indonesia & Singapore             Bloomberg
Landmarks Plans Indonesia's First Casinos in Bintan

MGM Mirage
Gaming companies decline as MGM Mirage fires more than 400 middle managers - Yahoo/AP
Fear And Layoffs In Las Vegas - Forbes
Beau cuts managers - MGM Mirage trims 400 nationally - Biloxi Herald
MGM Mirage Fires More Than 400 Middle Managers - KLAS-TV

Austin Texas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Multimedia Games Reports Installed Base of Player Terminals and Product Mix

Monte Carlo   
Antonio Esfandiari Chip Leader at EPT Grand Final

Tunica, Mississippi             Memphis Daily News
Myriad Resort Needs $70M or Bust

British News
UK bookmaker Ladbrokes to open 70 Spanish shops
Knifeman takes £1,000 from bookmakers - Ladbrokes, Southampton.
Reward after raiders target Timperley bookmakers - William Hill, Altrincham.
Bookmakers review security after robberies - Leicester. 3 in 90 minutes.
Intralot losses to William Hill, Spanish companies for Basque lottery license
Carpet firm greets US tribe in £500k casino deal - Northern Ireland

additional headlines
Singapore Flyer - Superbly made promotional film
Police swoop in on illegal gambling dens - North West province, South Africa.
Caesar statue to be removed from southern Indiana casino

Tuesday, 15th April

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Lanni last year: $9.6M in compensation, $12.6M in stock options
MGM Mirage (MGM) - Insider Transactions
Deal salvages Tropicana Tahoe casino

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage fires 400 managers
"the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip, told more than 400 middle management employees Monday they would be terminated immediately in a cost-saving move"

Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City
Gold rush on at Atlantic City Hilton
"I don't liken this to a pawn shop, but a convenience,"
"We think our customers will enjoy having more ammunition to play with in the casino,"

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Haney
Jeff Haney just canít seem to get a fair shake at Harrah's sports book
An amazing story. Punters would probably get a better deal with the boys operating out of Costa Rica.

The Bahamas             Jones Bahamas
Analyst Urges Casino Pullout - Isle of Capri.

San Diego, California             PRNewswire
TableMAX Brings Player Excitement to the Max at NIGA
Bally Technologies Showcases Over 30 Unique Game Titles

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Industry Tees Up to Support Responsible Gaming

Missisippi             Natchez Democrat
New casinos: We are prepared for worst-case
If casinos are here to stay, move them inland

additional headlines
President Casino reopens after flood - St. Louis.
Question of the Day April 15, 2008 - Las Vegas Advisor. Nightclubs IRS investigation
Gewinn in der Bilanz, Schlappe vor Gericht - Vienna, Austria.
Isle of Capri Falls on Tough Competition
Gaming executive steers company through transformation - PGIC. Heather Rollo
Playtech Ltd - Licensee Agreement Signed with Betsson
Role of RFID in Casinos to be Featured at 2008 IEEE RFID Conference
China's Patent Changes Approve Roulabette - Kenilworth Systems Corp.

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