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Thursday, 7th August

NEW BRUNSWICK - Daily Gleaner
Casino project moving forward

British News
Horse racing falls behind roulette as Ladbrokes' biggest earner
Ladbrokes are now making £676 a week from each of their 8,100 Roulette machines and now make more profits from them than Horse Race betting.

Ladbrokes stung by high rollers in tax havens - The Times
Ladbrokes H1 profits hit by fewer big bets - Reuters
Ladbrokes’ profits fall as odds favour punters -
Trainer O'Brien hits Ladbrokes' earnings - London Evening Standard

Gambling: Casinos in court - Article on casino license applications.
Neil Blatchly wins third Gala Casinos British Poker Tour - June.
Top curry chef's Leeds casino challenge
Armed robbery at Great Wyrley bookies - Ladbrokes.

Central London to Get First Legal Poker Club

Poker In The Park 2008: Entertainment & Exhibitors Details

LAS VEGAS - Reuters
Credit crunch deals a losing hand to Vegas

NORTH CAROLINA - & Winston Salem Journal
Cheating ring busted at Cherokee casino
Investigators: cheating ring stopped at NC casino
The Harrah's Cherokee casino has only electronic table games.'s_Cherokee

Australia's Tabcorp takes hit on gaming, wagering

CARSON CITY, NEVADA - Mercury News/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Tropicana restructuring endorsed
Unlicensed board clears hurdle to control Tropicana

LOS ANGELES - Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results
WPT Enterprises loss widens in 2nd quarter

Trump Entertainment Resorts Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
Trump Entertainment Resorts loss widens in 2Q
Trump planning casino in Panama

Riviera Reports Results for Second Quarter 2008

Pinnacle reports loss in 2Q, missing analyst views
Pinnacle's new mega-casino in AC has beach theme

Morgans Hotel Group swings to 2Q loss

Lakes Entertainment reports 2Q loss

Trans World Corporation Announces 2nd Quarter 2008 Results

Typhoon signal No.3 to affect today's TurboJet services
Paradise Entertainment and SJM to build largest e-casino

Additional headlines
CAW Casino Workers Ratify New Three Year Contract - Canada. Video avaialable
Dubai buys fifth of circus troupe Cirque du Soleil
Secrecy shrouds case of Pa. casino owner
Ohio man gets 6 mos. for blackjack cheating - Ohio

Wednesday, 6th August

SINGAPORE - Channel News Asia
More players, bigger prize pot for poker tournament - Asian Poker Tour. Not to be confused with the APPT.

MGM Mirage: CityCenter funds to come through soon

WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS - Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
WMS Reports Quarterly Record Results of $0.36 Diluted EPS
WMS Industries quarterly net income rises 29%

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming Announces NASDAQ Waiver of Stockholder Approval Requirement Related to Financing Transactions

MGM to Double Gaming Tables for High Rollers in Macau Casino
Individual visits to Macau and HK to be seperated -

British News
Accountant tripled council's debt after betting £44m of its money

Additional headlines
Casino backers turn in 800K names in support of ballot initiative - Ohio
Casino Regina employee fired, charged with theft
Police Investigate Death at Son of Bill Harrah's Home - Reno

Tuesday, 5th August

LAS VEGAS - The Street, MarketWatch, AP & Reuters
MGM Results Boosts Casino Stocks
MGM Mirage's second-quarter profit falls 69%
MGM 2Q profit falls 68.6 percent
MGM Mirage gets CityCenter financing

MIAMI - Yahoo/Business Wire
Florida Gaming Corporation Terminates Agreement with Isle of Capri Casinos - Miami Jai Alai.

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Second Quarter Results

Responsible Gaming
IGT Adds Its Support to AGA's 'Keep It Fun' Responsible Gaming Campaign
AGA Releases New, Expanded Responsible Gaming Statutes and Regulations Publication - (PDF)

LONDON & MISSOURI - Gambling911
Sue Schneider Steps Down from CEO Position at Clarion

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/AP & Business Wire
Shuffle Master term loans total $65 million
Shuffle Master Inc. Announces Increased Commitments under its New Term Loan Facility

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Technologies Completes OASIS 360(TM) Agreement With M Resort, Spa and Casino

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/PRNewswire
TableMAX Holdings, LLC Completes Reverse Acquisition With Publicly Traded CJPG, Inc.

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/PRNewswire, Reuters & St. Louis Business Journal
Ameristar Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
Ameristar posts slightly lower second-quarter profit
Ameristar Casinos reports lower profit, fires 244 workers

British News
Traders welcome bookmaker's ban on drug dealers - William Hill
Sportech posts lower H1 pretax; optimistic about H2

Additional headlines
Carlyle buys two Macau apartment blocks
Man tells 911 slot machine stole his money - Tampa, Florida.

Monday, 4th August

Victoria Beckham's Eva casino

Royal clash looms over casino deal
Sol's legacy haunts Wild Coast

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Petition to be Submitted

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming and IGT to Expand Strategic Relationship for Server Based Gaming

LEEDS - YouTube Video
Hatch PR_Alea Casino Leeds_v1.0 - Alea Leeds opens 10th September

ATLANTIC CITY - 6 Action News
Slot trouble at Caesars

BALTIMORE & ANTIGUA -, Forbes & Poker Listings
IRS Seizes $24M from Gambling Payment Processors
Bodog responds to article
Feds Hound Bodog
The clock appears to be now ticking for Mr Ayre.
Catch Me If You Can - Forbes 2006

Online & Interactive
888 Sales Rise 33% on Online Bingo and Sports Wagers
888 operating income up 36%
888 Holdings Plc - Q2 2008 Key Performance Indicators and Trading Update

Amax Reports July Rolling Chip Volume of HK$40 Billion Partners the 4th International Hotel Equipment & Supplies Expo as Official Online Travel Agency

Additional headlines
Halifax casino fined $75,000 - Nova Scotia.
Provincial regulator fines Halifax casino for unauthorized dealer
HEAD TO HEAD - Debate over FOBT's (Roulete machines) in Irish Bookmakers.
San Pasqual Trouble Threatens SD County Casino
DFI sees increased shipments of casino machines - Taiwan

Saturday & Sunday, 2nd & 3rd August

Regulators tackle tough issues in lifting ban - Cellphones in Sportsbooks.
New wave of resorts may not jump-start LV economy
Bankrupt project still alive - LVR-J. Lake Las Vegas

Poor Economy Delays Las Vegas Echelon Project -
Boyd Knows When To Fold Them - Forbes
Poor Economy Delays Las Vegas Echelon Project
Full Interview with Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith

The Venetian Macau has no plan to cut staff: top executive
DFS Galleria delivers on ‘luxury only’ pledge with verve and style in new Macau venture - Galleria Macau - The Shoppes at Four Seasons.
We purchase ferry tickets to give to our customers: The Venetian

MONTE CARLO - Arabian Business
Qatari Diar keeps Monte Carlo casino bid on hold

$8.2 Judgment Against Parkinson's Drug Mirapex
Mirapex Victim Awarded $8.2 Million in First Gambling Addiction Lawsuit

LAS VEGAS - New York Times
The Chips Are Down in Vegas but Steve Wynn Is Betting Big
Destination Macau Report -- Ep 8 - Macau's ace of diamonds
Google Search - Bohemian Grove

LAOS - Bangkok Post &
Laos to open first casino along border
Laos to open first casino complex
Savan Vegas Hotel & Casino in Laos Selects Agilysys Solution Suite - 16th July

PHILIPPINES - Philippine Star
Online casinos also thriving at CEZA, says bishop

Lead-free Chips for California Casinos

British News
Casino planning move to bigger site - Wolverhampton. Rubicon Casino.

Additional headlines
Sky City staff go on strike - Auckland, New Zealand.
Mohegan Sun Says Gamblers' Luck Led To Income Drop
Gambling regulators to inspect Soboba Casino
Safety of casino defended
Sault tribe laying off workers to fight deficit - Michigan
Man gets 30 years for casino, bank robberies - New York

Friday, 1st August

CONNECTICUT - Hartford Courant
Mohegan Sun's Take At The Tables A Bust - 11.6% Table game hold.

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/PRNewswire & CNBC/AP
Boyd Gaming Reports Second Quarter Results
Boyd Gaming 2Q earnings slip but top estimates
Boyd Gaming expands buyback by $100 million - Construction Cam

British News
Devilfish Gaming Plc - David Boden appointed Executive Chairman
Football losses and TurfTV costs depress William Hill profits by 10%
William Hill falls at Government's high tax hurdles
Gambling: Slot machine success clouded by uncertainty
"William Hill finance director, Simon Lane, said, after adding back tax and royalties, Hill's average machine gross win figure was very similar to the £673 a week reported by rival Ladbrokes."

53pc drop in Rank profits
Rank's profits better than expected

Gambler robbed bookies after blowing £20K of parents' money - Fife, Scotland.
Betting shop robber lost £20,000
Punter tried to rob bookies after Christmas loses - Glasgow.
Man with knife robs Roffey bookies - West Sussex.
Mayor opens new bookmakers shop - Bolton.
Gambling arcade plans rejected - Heath Hayes.

Ameristar takeover a likely bet in near future

Las Vegas Sands shares sink on 2Q results

Casino, Construction Execs Among 8 Dead In Plane Crash
Atlantic City casino execs killed in Minn. crash
Group on jet was to confer on casino work

FRENCH POLYNESIA - Radio New Zealand
Casino plans stir debate in French Polynesia

LAKE TAHOE - Sacramento Bee
Small Tahoe casino lays off 28 workers
More redundancies at Harrah's with the closure of table games at Bill's Casino in Lake Tahoe.

Weight program suit against casino settled

BELFAST, N.I. - Today
Dog track is betting on success - Drumbo Park was previously known as Ballyskeagh.

SIGA posts record profits
Native-run casinos in Saskatchewan boast record profits of $191 million

Casino staff vote 98-per-cent in favour of contract

Old Lisboa to become just as big a 'mammoth' as Grand Lisboa

Additional headlines
Pennsylvania Seeks Funds Seizure in 'Skill vs. Chance' Poker Case
Poor hardest hit by gaming - Australia's Pokies
Scientific Games Second Quarter Revenues Rise 14% to $306 Million
World Poker Tour(R) Joins Forces with FSN on Online, Television Deal
Card Player TV Launches on Joost

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