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Wednesday, 30th April

Las Vegas             LVR-J
Meetings with Adelson recalled - Businessman says Las Vegas Sands owes him millions

Jeju/Cheju, South Korea             The Edge Daily
BLand seals casino resort deal in South Korea
www.berjayaproperties.com
http://freecity.jeju.go.kr/index.eng.php - Jeju Free International City
http://english.jdcenter.co.kr/sub3/sub0302.html - Jeju Development Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeju-do

Las Vegas & California             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Barona Casino Develops Its Networked Floor of the Future with Bally Technologies
www.barona.com
www.ballytech.com
 

Online Gaming
Internet gambling ban architect frustrated with regulation delays - LVR-J
PartyGaming confident on 2008, Q2 start seen weak
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PRTY.L
CryptoLogic - Newly Acquired Gaming Portal
www.casino.co.uk
Media Corporation plc - Update on the Earn-out on the sale of Casino.co.uk
www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/casino.co.uk - Ranked 39,172

British news
Alex Ferguson 'facing FA probe' after betting on his own players
Bookmaker closes online and telephone operations - Neville Porter
www.npbet.co.uk
www.nevilleporter.plc.uk
 

Vietnam - Phu Quoc Island
Swiss company to invest $9 bln in entertainment facility in Vietnam - 17/4
Mammoth resort to open on Phu Quoc
www.trusteesuisse.com
Vinaconex 6 joint-stock company
Phu Quoc - “Pearl of Asia” in Vietnam
www.phuquoc.info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phu_Quoc
 

New Zealand             Radio N.Z. & Scoop-co.nz
Gambling helpline to close
Problem Gamblers Will Be Supported
"Mr Ferguson says she is confident the helpline's 21 staff will be able to find jobs with other gambling services."
www.gamblingproblem.co.nz
www.pgfnz.co.nz - Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand
 

Jamaica             Jamaica Gleaner & Jamaica Observer
Supreme Ventures shelves expansion plans
www.supremeventures.com
Local hotelier wants casino licence
www.thepalmyra.com
www.tavistock.com
 

Kansas             NewsOK.com
Report says Kansas' gain from gambling less than projected

Panama & California             Bay Street Newswire
Thunderbird Reports 2007 Audited Full-Year Results
www.thunderbirdresorts.com
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=THRSF.PK
 

additional headlines
No Atlantic City casinos to be totally smoke-free
NORM: Book tells tales of Siegfried, Roy
Laughlin casino settles age discrimination suit
24-hour gambling OK’d on weekends - Rhode Island
Shuffle Master Named One of the World's 35 Most Innovative Consumer Electronics Firms
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=SHFL&t=2y
Lawmakers reject proposal to abolish $5 bet limit in casinos
 


 
 
Tuesday, 29th April

Liege, Belgium             The Guardian & IHT/AP
French Open fails to shut down internet betting
Internet betting firms win case against French Open
http://www.eu-ba.org/en/press/325

Ireland             Belfast Telegraph
Bookies pull plug on Irish League betting
Glenavon v Armagh City that ended in a 5-0 win for the home side.
"More than £27,000 was matched on Betfair, the world's leading online betting exchange, all bar £100 on a home win"

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Boyd Gaming swings to 1Q loss on hefty impairment charge
Boyd Gaming reports first-quarter net loss
www.boydgaming.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=BYD&t=1y

Australia             Bloomberg & Yahoo Aus/Reuters
Aristocrat Falls to Lowest Since 2004 as Net Stalls
Australia's Aristocrat to miss target, shares drop
www.aristocratgaming.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ALL.AX
 

British news
National Opera Centre plan for scrapped Manchester super casino site
Gaming machines can give pubs a boost
Armed robbers raid bookies - Leigh, Greater Manchester.

Nevada
Electronic problems slow Sands Corp. lawsuit trial
Adelson makes $3.1 million as casino mogul
McCarran count continues to slide - LVR-J
Vegas Visitor satisfaction at an all-time low - GamingToday.com

Atlantic City
Visitors Prefer Atlantic City to Las Vegas in Latest Study
www.atlanticcitynj.com
Governor signs casino, VLT legislation

Poker
WSOP Circuit Main Event at Caesars Vegas Starts Today
South Carolina Poker Raids See Some Defendants Choose Trial
Two jailed over million-kronor poker tournament - Sweden
 

Sacramento             Business Wire
Governor Signs Unique Tribal Gaming Measure for Wiyot Tribe
www.northforkrancheria.com/page.cfm?pageID=20
 

additional headlines
Chilean casino group moves to IP video solution - www.intransa.com
Higher casino bet limit posed - Colorado
Report: Revenues for casinos are up - Illinois/Northern Indiana
Canadian gaming industry representatives to gather in Montreal
www.canadiangamingsummit.com
Gaming Summit to focus on economy - Mississippi
www.sgsummit.com

PacificNet Receives Order for Gaming Machines from New Client in Macau
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=PACT&t=1y
Macau Halts New Casino Licenses After China Approved Roulabette
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=KENS.PK - Kenilworth Systems Corp.
 


 
 
Monday, 28th April

Macau
Macau's crisis of confidence
Article commenting on an Urbino.net report scheduled to be published in the June 2008 edition of Global Gaming Business.
www.urbino.net
Stanley Ho Drops Oceanus Project, But Extends Jai Alai Casino
www.paul-andreu.com/pages/projets_recents_macao_gb.html
 

Nevada
Casino chiefs to raise money for McCain - San Diego Union-Tribune/LVR-J
RNC Announces 2008 Victory Finance Chairs
Chairman Bill Weidner. Honorary Co-Chairmen Sheldon Adelson, Terry Lanni & Steve Wynn
www.rnc.org
INSIDE GAMING: Testimony may leave lasting ache for Sands - LVR-J
 

British news
Opera house instead of casino? - East Manachester
Government can help Blackpool - www.thepeoplesplayground.co.uk
Top comics to perform at Isle Casino
Casino croupiers love winners! - G Casino, Thanet
Leeds police swoop on pub gambling den - Leeds. The George.
Bookies raided by knifeman - Peterborough
Davyhulme bookmaker robbed - Greater Manchester
 

Hannover             NewsClick.de
Roulette-Kugel rollt bald im Internet
www.spielbanken-niedersachsen.de

Singapore             Casino Regulatory Authority PR
Appointment of Casino Regulatory Authority Chief Executive
www.cra.gov.sg

Reno             Yahoo/AP
Reno urged to prepare for worse as earthquakes continue
Series of quakes takes toll on rattled residents of Reno
Reno Rocked By More Earthquakes
 

additional headlines
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Property in Davenport, Iowa Closed
Lottomatica says has lost Pennsylvania lottery contract bid to rival
Gambling help cards attached to pokies in pubs - New Zealand
IPL becomes huge hit with gamblers - India.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Premier_League
 


 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th April

Macau
Stanley Ho supports casino freeze, Jai Alai re-development to continue
Macau March 2008 Visitor Arrivals Up a Whopping 25.6%
 

British news
Majority of UK gambling firms 'failing to help addicts'
"It's the online gamblers on the whole who are not contributing."
Gambling firms 'fail to donate' - BBC
www.rigt.org.uk

Bookies take TV racing supplier to High Court - Guardian/Observer
BBC Lottery quiz show embroiled in new ‘fake’ row - Daily Mail
Betting shop raider told 'I know you' - Sunderland Echo
 

Singapore             AFP
Genting subsidiary gets loan for Singapore casino project
www.rwsentosa.com

Jamaica             Jamaica Observer
Gambling on casino is not a development strategy

Tinian, C.N.M.I.             Saipan Tribune
3 graduate from casino dealer school

Poker
David Chiu Wins the 2008 World Poker Tour Championship - CardPlayer.com
http://liveupdates.worldpokertour.com/tournament/

Gaming Investments             Bloomberg
Gambling Industry Isn't So Recession-Proof: Joe Saumarez-Smith
 

additional headlines
Man Plunges 16 Stories At Harrah's Rincon Casino - San Diego
Reno man gets 40 years minimum in 2006 killing at hotel-casino
Legalise football betting in Malaysia, says top coach
Man stabbed over gambling win - Adelaide
 


 
 
Friday, 25th April

Poker
Gus Hansen Leading World Poker Tour World Championship Final Table
World Poker Tour (WPTE) Stock Now Worth Less Than Its Cash Balance
http://liveupdates.worldpokertour.com/tournament/
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WPTE
Cork hosts Irish Poker Classic Festival

Success not on cards for poker drama "Deal" - Reuters
Poker-faced Burt goes bust in ‘Deal’
http://mgmstudios.vo.llnwd.net/o23/mgm/DEAL_tlr01_hi.mov
www.dealthemovie.com
 

Holland             PRNewswire
Record Number of Visitors at Holland Casino, but Sales Decline

Holland Casino's 14 operations had 7.5 million visits in 2007 a 7.6% increase from 2006. Spend per head was €101 down from €104 in the prior year.
www.hollandcasino.nl

Malaysia & Indonesia             The Edge Daily
Landmarks mum on casino licence

Macau             China Daily/Xinhua
Macao Chief says no new casinos for near future

Atlantic City             IHT/AP
Donald Trump calls on Atlantic City casinos to sue over smoking ban
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=TRMP&t=2y
 

British news
Gaming machines push the right buttons for William Hill
 

Edinburgh & Chile             Yahoo/Business Wire
IndigoVision kits out Chile casinos
Chilean Casino Chain Banks on IndigoVision IP-CCTV
www.indigovision.com
www.enjoygroup.net ?
 

additional headlines
Gambling no longer the ace in the deck
Patrol officers could start carrying Tasers in Missouri casinos
Churchill Downs Incorporated Files Suit Against THG And FLHBPA
Golden Gaming offers smokers 'faux' cigarettes - Gaming Today
www.njoy.com
Manipulation im Casino - Feuchtwangen & Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern.
Cayman downplays threat to tourism sector - Radio Jamaica
Saipan gaming bill shot down-again - Saipan Tribune
 


 
 
Thursday, 24th April

Audio/Video 
April 24: Steve Wynn - The Strip Podcast
www.thestrippodcast.com
Brandi Hawbaker 1982-2008
www.rawvegas.tv
TDM English News 23-04
 

Las Vegas             LVR-J
Sands exec: Family link reason for Suen's role

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies' CineReels(TM) and iVIEW Display Manager (DM)(TM) Win Slot Floor Technology Awards
www.ballytech.com

Atlantic City             N.Y. Daily News & Yahoo/AP
No smoking in Atlantic City casinos
" Casino workers - many wearing T-shirts with the slogan “Nobody deserves to work in an ashtray” - burst into applause when the votes were counted and chanted, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” "
Atlantic City votes to ban smoking on floor of casinos
Casino workers pleased by full-smoking ban - Philadelphia Inquirer

Matthews, N.C.             Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Reports 2008 First Quarter Financial Results
www.pokertek.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PTEK
 

Macau
Las Vegas Sands to open second retail mall in Macau
Macao casino operator welcomes govt's move to halt gaming expansion - SJM

Macao casino move cheers markets - FT.com
Macau welcomes casino curbs, but juggernaut rolls on - Economic Times India
Macau to stop gambling expansion - BBC Asia Pacific

Give me five: residents get subsidy, casinos get squeezed - Macau Daily Times
The Government’s MOP 2bn giveaway - Blog Macau
Gaming sector development frozen - Blog Macau
MPEL Announces Appointment of James MacKenzie to its Board of Directors
 

British news
Mark a shoe-in for casino job! - G.M. chosen for Aspers Northampton.
www.aspersnorthampton.co.uk
Blackpool sets its sights on dance after failed casino bid - The Stage

William Hill starts year with total gross win in line with expectations
William Hill Plc. - Interim Management Statement
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WMH.L
Three held after attempted raid on Old Town bookies - William Hill, Leamington
Spared jail after scam on bookies - Teeside
 

New Zealand             Yahoo N.Z./Newstalk
Casino quiet about jailed high roller
 


 
 
Wednesday, 23rd April

Kingston             BBC Americas, CNN/AP & Jamaica Gleaner
Jamaica moves to legalise casinos
Jamaica's PM pushes for casinos
Golding shows hand - Government gambles on casinos in Jamaica
www.thepalmyra.com
www.solishotels.com

Jamaican Gov't Permits Casino Licensing - Government press release
www.tavistock.com/?id=27&id2=23 - Joe Lewis's Tavistock Group.
www.harmonycove.com
 

Macau
Macao Chief says no new casinos for near future - Xinhua
TDM English News - Casino license freeze 22-04
Macau Government to Halt Casino Growth, Curb Gambling - Bloomberg
Macau puts brakes on casino expansion - NineMSN/AAP
Casino companies with Macau properties see shares jump - IHT/AP
Macau puts brakes on breakneck casino expansion - Reuters
Beijing worries push Macau to tame casinos - Hong Kong Standard

Macau Says No Dice to More Casinos
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/cq?s=LVS+MPEL+MGM+WYNN&d=v1
Galaxy, Melco & Shun Tak
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q/cq?s=0027.HK,0200.HK,0242.HK&d=v1
www.gov.mo
 

British news
Betting company wins second Queen's Award - Betfair
Betting firm breached new ad rule - Paddy Power & Intercasino.com
Gambling ads banned by watchdog
"Irresponsible" online gambling advert banned
Thieves raid same bookmaker twice - Corals, Lightwater.
Unlucky punter goes on rampage in Dungannon bookies - Northern Ireland
Casino caper "21" still tops box office

Poker
Jack McClelland Changes Show One Card, Show Both Rule - CardPlayer.com
Day 3 of the WPT World Championship
http://liveupdates.worldpokertour.com/tournament

Poker Players Alliance Hits 1 Million Member Mark
www.pokerplayersalliance.org
 

New Zealand             Scoop & Stuff
Casinos Challenged to Return Benefits of Crime
"Yesterday Christopher Sue was jailed for four and a half years for stealing $2.8 million from Turners Auctions to fund his gambling problem."
Salvation Army says no to gambling money
www.pgfnz.co.nz
 

additional headlines
Italian priest serves mass in slot machine arcade
Churchmen rap planned introduction of casinos - Jamaica
 


 
 
Tuesday, 22nd April

Suen v's Las Vegas Sands
Vegas Sands exec sees no lasting effect from Adelson comments - LVS/AP
 

Luxemburg & Netherlands Antilles             InvestEgate.co.uk
Gaming VC Holdings S.A. - Preliminary Results
www.gamingvc.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=GVC.L&t=2y

Louisiana             Nola.com/AP
State's Gamblers Lose $229.6 Million In March
www.dps.state.la.us/lgcb

Vancouver & Antigua             Vancouver Sun & All in Magazine
Is online gambling empire Bodog losing top dog?
Calvin Ayre Announces Retirement from Bodog
www.morrismohawk.ca
www.calvinayrelife.com
www.bodoglife.com
www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/bodoglife.com - Ranked 3,776.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Ayre
 

Atlantic City             Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Water Club, A Signature Hotel By Borgata, Now Accepting Reservations
www.thewaterclubatborgata.com
www.flickr.com/photos/joyce322/2421759996/
www.flickr.com/photos/polynesianmedic/2388910367/
 

British news
Murder victim may have been hit with a hammer - Corals, Barking.
Two arrested over betting shop death
Betting shop thief avoids prison - Portsmouth
 

additional headlines
Punt on fight over remote control betting - Australia
Will Colorado banish $5-bet limit?
Several injured in elevator incident at AC casino
 

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