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Archive 2008:  8th - 14th April

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Monday, 14th April

Sydney             SMH
$400m to make Star sparkle

Missouri & Mississippi   
Mississippi River levels close President Casino
Floodwaters Force Pinnacle Casino Closed
Casinos vow to roll on amid rising river

Karlsruhe, Germany   
Ausstellung über 50 Jahre Glücksspiel
Volles Risiko! Glücksspiel von der Antike bis heute

Quebec             Yahoo Canada/Canadian Press
Loto-Quebec's new casino to open in summer 2009 in resort town of Mont-Tremblant

Cambodia             AFP & Xinhua News
Tourists evacuated after Cambodian hotel fire: police
Police: No casualties in Naga Casino fire in Phnom Penh

Goa, India   
Goa Govt 'in-principle' grants licences to 5 more offshore casinos
Govt to keep casino vessels off Mandovi - 28th March.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica Casinos to Follow New Rules - 11th April.
Existing casinos must cut their opening hours to 6pm until 2am. New casinos must be in a 3 Star Hotel with a minimum of 50 rooms with gaming floor space being limited to no more than 15%.
Costa Rica to be taken by Storm - 22nd February.
Costa Rica to Prevent a Storm - 4th March.
Russian Casino Not Welcome in Costa Rica, VP Says - 4th March.

additional headlines
Sands, Wynn to Win if HK Dollar Rallies
Trump Entertainment stock price hits all-time low
Government 'addicted to gambling' - British Colombia Sold For Over $344,000
Gambling Clinic opens in Salzburg

Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th April

British News
Bingo operator Mayfair Gaming gambles on cash injection -Sunday Telegraph

Cash stolen in betting shop raid - Betfred, Glasgow.
Bookmakers raided by gunman - Leeds.

Las Vegas
Boyd shifts casino location in North Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Harrah’s hails Caesars
Follow the money: Dubai to Vegas to Miami Beach
Downtown's Benny Binion statue to gallop south - LV Business Press
Tourism boosters hope '21' adds up to more visitors - In Business L.V.

Charleston             The State
Accused poker game dealers face tougher penalties

U.S.             Sunday Telegraph
The man who beat Las Vegas at blackjack

Mississippi             PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Property in Natchez, Miss. Closed Due to Mississippi River Flooding

Moscow             Kommersant
Gambling Games More Expensive Than Olympic Ones

Stanley Ho’s Shun Tak Holding Makes US$128 Million Profit
Macau Waiting to Start Land Reclamation Projects - Macau Daily Blog
Cotaijet waiting on HK for night green-light - Macau Daily Times
Wynn Macau is named 'Best Luxury Hotel in Macau' - Macau Daily Times
Four Seasons aims for third quarter opening - Macau Daily Times

Challenge to US web gambling law

additional headlines
Vietnam’s football plagued by illegal gambling
‘Legalise betting to stop fixing’ - India. Cricket betting
Calls for a gambling tax nothing more than crass populism - Cyprus

Friday, 11th April

Atlantic City             Yahoo/AP
AC Smoking Ban Splits Gamblers, Dealers

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming and Olympia Group Form Joint Venture to Develop Proposed North Las Vegas Gaming Site

Carson City, Nevada             Mercury News/AP
Dubai World files for Nevada gambling license

Atlantic City             Star-Ledger, & Philadelphia Inquirer
Casinos' luckless streak - More reports of falling revenue at A.C. resorts
A.C. casinos hit another losing streak
A.C. gambling revenue down, again
"Results reported to the New Jersey Casino Control Commission Thursday show that the
11 casinos won $277.3 million at the slot machines and another $117.7 million at table
games in March. Slot revenue was down 11.2% while table revenues decreased 6.6%."
CCC Announces March Casino Revenue

Atlantic City             Philadelphia Inquirer & Courier-Post
A.C. council calls for total smoking ban in casinos
Atlantic City may extend smoking ban at casinos

Victoria, Australia             Reuters, The Australian & Courier Mail
Australian gaming firms dive on sector shake-up
Pokies move 'to open door to crime, hinder help for gamblers'
Tabcorp, Tatts dive, $30 billion wiped,TTS.AX

Aruba             Yahoo Canada/Prime Newswire
KL International, LLC Begins Major Renovation of The Aruban Resort & Casino At Eagle Beach

British News - Climb - YouTube. LadbrokesCasino first TV Ad.
Betting Index Predicts Price Falls Until 2010

AsianLogic pretax triples as acquisitions near
Asianlogic FY adjusted pretax up 210 percent on 95 percent rise in revenue

Pro-gamblers used Birmingham casino to launder money, court hears
Lottery millionaire blows £5m in three years - Daily Mail
Lotto winner skint on dole - The Sun
I blew thousands in gambling Hell, admits Blackburn midfielder David Bentley
Appeal after robbery at Ewell bookies - Corals

additional headlines
Why can’t we punish casino gamblers? - Cyprus Mail
Guam Greyhound Goes Another Round With Casino Gaming
Poker Movie Deal to Be Released April 25
Greek Intralot gets Madrid sports betting contract

Thursday, 10th April

Cardon City. Nevada             Yahoo/AP
Nevada Casino Win Down Nearly 4 Percent
The 4% decline comes in a month that had an extra day, the Superbowl, Chinese New Year & President's Day holiday. Slot win was off 2.1% and table games 6.9%. Nevada Sportsbooks lost $6.8 million.

Birmingham             MSN/PRNewswure
Grosvenor Casinos Selects Bally's Gaming Systems Technology for Casino Fiveways Birmingham (UK) Floor of the Future

Taipei, Taiwan             Forbes/XFN-ASIA
Taiwan president-elect favors local govt licensing of offshore gaming

Las Vegas             Harrah's & IHT/AP
Harrah’s Entertainment To Be Renamed Caesars Entertainment
Harrah's Entertainment to change name to Caesars

Gaming Investments             Economic Times India/Reuters
Las Vegas may not be a good bet for casino players

Sydney, NSW             Thomson Financial & Reuters
Tatts Group, Tabcorp in trading halt on gaming licence restructuring
Australia's Tabcorp, Tatts may lose gaming duopoly

Travemünde, Germany             Travemüunde Aktuell
SPD: Casino soll öffentlich-rechtlich bleiben

Wednesday, 9th April

Dubai             Reuters
Dubai says no immediate plan to up MGM Mirage stake

Paris & Vienna             Yahoo/Thomson Financial
Bwin launches legal proceedings against French Tennis Federation

Quebec             Ottawa Citizen
Loto-Québec opens Gatineau casino around the clock

Halifax, Nova Scotia             Amherst Daily & Chronicle Herald
Halifax casino to lay off 100 workers and reduce hours in cost-cutting moves
Job cuts, shorter hours at Casino

Canada             Montreal Gazette & Niagara Falls Review
Report downplays dark side of gambling: researcher
Gambling industry report draws critics' fire
"There's no new money that comes into these areas, you're simply re-circulating the money that's there, so if the money is going into a casino, that means it's not going into the local businesses."

Canada             Canadian Gaming Association
Employment Impact of Gaming Industry in Canada Much Greater Than Previously Understood

Las Vegas & Bakersfield, California   
Casino heist foiled by girlfriend who tipped off deputies
Casino robbery suspects escaped prosecution in 2000 Las Vegas heist

Macau size 'won’t be doubled' under new reclamation plan - Blog Macau
Crown Macau held their annual staff party last month - Macau Daily Times
In Macau geben sich die Zocker die Kugel - Welt Online

Manila             Macau Daily Times
Gatchalian to team up with Macau operator for Philippine bid

British News
Ladbrokes in £2m casino push - Online casino advertising
City bookie dies in horror crash - Cardiff
Robbers attack bookmakers - Wales
Raider strikes at Bookies on eve of Grand National - Mark Jarvis, Leicester

additional headlines
SkyCity Casino's $30m car park - Adelaide
CryptoLogic to take substantial minority stake in South Korea's Mobilebus
Tentative Deal Reached in Casino Strike - West Virginia
Progressive Gaming Provides Update on CJS Field Trial and Refinancing
Harrah's Entertainment Names Four Additional Members to Board of Directors
Casino stabbing suspect in court - Atlantic City
Analyst Cuts Boyd Gaming Price Target

Tuesday, 8th April

Manila             Manila Times
Waterfront hotel, casino eyed in Manila Bay project

Meta Games Universal Ltd Launches its Cargo™ System – Regulated Casino Games Without Software Coding

888 Holdings Plc. - Preliminary Results for the year ended 31/12/2007
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

Boston              The Boston Globe
Blackjack Team Book Embellished; Mezrich Claims Alterations Needed
Although advertised as a work of "Non-fiction" it appears that Ben Mezrich's best selling book Bringing down the House liberally distorted the truth about the MIT Blackjack team.

British News
Brain implant cures drug-induced gambling addiction
Compulsive gambler is 'cured' by brain surgery
Popular Parkinson's drug linked to gambling - July 2005
Mirapex Compulsive Gambling Lawsuits

Barmaid stole £8,800 and blew it in casino - Southampton
Three held in hunt for bookie raiders - Sunderland
Bookmaker robberies may be linked - Leicester
Gambling addict places fake cash bet - Nottingham

Vietnam     & Thahnien News
US group plans US $5 billion resort in Danang
US financial giant to build $5 bil. resorts in Da Nang

Las Vegas              L.A. Times
Aging process quickly hits homes in Las Vegas

Barcelona              Yahoo/
Grup Peralada's Casino Barcelona to Host World Poker Tour(R) Spanish Championship

additional headlines
Smoking ban accord exempts casino floors - Iowa
Parliament considers gambling ads - South Africa
France to start deregulation of betting in 2009 or early 2010
Six Seasons of Champions to Receive WPT Championship Bracelet

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