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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 - FT.com
Trainer O'Brien hits Ladbrokes' earnings - London Evening Standard
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=LAD.L
www.ladbrokesplc.com
http://investors.ladbrokesplc.com/press-release?

Gambling: Casinos in court - LegalWeek.com. 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
www.foxpokerclub.com
www.foxpokerclub.com/cmscardclub.asp

Poker In The Park 2008: Entertainment & Exhibitors Details
www.pokerinthepark.com
 

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

NORTH CAROLINA - WRAL.com & 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrah's_Cherokee
www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/che/
www.harrahs.com/casinos/harrahs-cherokee/casino-gambling/table-games-detail.html

MELBOURNE - Reuters
Australia's Tabcorp takes hit on gaming, wagering
www.tabcorp.com.au
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TAH.AX

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

LOS ANGELES - Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results
WPT Enterprises loss widens in 2nd quarter
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WPTE
www.worldpokertour.com
http://finance.
 

U.S. QUARTERLY RESULTS
Trump Entertainment Resorts Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
Trump Entertainment Resorts loss widens in 2Q
Trump planning casino in Panama
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TRMP

Riviera Reports Results for Second Quarter 2008
www.rivierahotel.com

Pinnacle reports loss in 2Q, missing analyst views
Pinnacle's new mega-casino in AC has beach theme
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PNK
www.pnkinc.com

Morgans Hotel Group swings to 2Q loss
www.hardrockhotel.com

Lakes Entertainment reports 2Q loss
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=LACO

Trans World Corporation Announces 2nd Quarter 2008 Results
www.transwc.com
www.american-chance-casinos.com
 

Macau
Typhoon signal No.3 to affect today's TurboJet services
Paradise Entertainment and SJM to build largest e-casino
www.hk1180.com
www.hk1180.com/LIVE_Baccarat.html
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=1180.HK
 

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
www.asianpt.com - Asian Poker Tour. Not to be confused with the APPT.
www.appt.com

LAS VEGAS & MACAU - Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage: CityCenter funds to come through soon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12790868@N02/2703799392/
www.flickr.com/photos/davidtoc/2708168043/
www.flickr.com/photos/nickleonard/2726684422/
www.mgmmirage.com

WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS - Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
WMS Reports Quarterly Record Results of $0.36 Diluted EPS
WMS Industries quarterly net income rises 29%
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WMS
www.wms.com

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming Announces NASDAQ Waiver of Stockholder Approval Requirement Related to Financing Transactions
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PGIC
 

Macau
MGM to Double Gaming Tables for High Rollers in Macau Casino
www.gamingfloor.com/Macau2008.html#mgmmacau
Individual visits to Macau and HK to be seperated - BlogMacau.info
 

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
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=FGMG.OB
www.fla-gaming.com
www.fla-gaming.com/miami/index.html - Miami Jai Alai.
www.flickr.com/photos/mugenpuppy/424531188
www.flickr.com/photos/mingaling/7827060/

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Second Quarter Results
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MGM
www.mgmmirage.com
 

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)
www.americangaming.org
www.americangaming.org/assets/files/video/AGA_psa.wmv
www.americangaming.org/assets/files/uploads/AGA-005_ResponsibleGamingAds_lo.pdf
 

LONDON & MISSOURI - Gambling911
Sue Schneider Steps Down from CEO Position at Clarion
www.rivercitygroup.com

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
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SHFL

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Technologies Completes OASIS 360(TM) Agreement With M Resort, Spa and Casino
www.aristocrat.com.au
www.themresort.com
www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/images/mresort%20080707.jpg

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/PRNewswire
TableMAX Holdings, LLC Completes Reverse Acquisition With Publicly Traded CJPG, Inc.
www.tablemax.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CSJP.PK

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
www.ameristarcasinos.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ASCA
 

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

LAS VEGAS - FemaleFirst.co.uk
Victoria Beckham's Eva casino

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA - eprop.co.za
Royal clash looms over casino deal
Sol's legacy haunts Wild Coast
www.wildcoastsun.co.za

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Petition to be Submitted
www.myohionow.com
www.lakesentertainment.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=LACO

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming and IGT to Expand Strategic Relationship for Server Based Gaming
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PGIC
 

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

ATLANTIC CITY - 6 Action News
Slot trouble at Caesars
www.harrahs.com/casinos/caesars-atlantic-city/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml
 

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

www.bodoglife.com
www.calvinayrefoundation.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_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
www.888holdingsplc.com
 

Macau
Amax Reports July Rolling Chip Volume of HK$40 Billion
www.amaxhldg.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0959.HK
Macau.com Partners the 4th International Hotel Equipment & Supplies Expo as Official Online Travel Agency
www.macau.com
 

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

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

Macau
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
http://cotaijet.com.mo/en
http://cotaijet.com.mo/en/images/cotaijet/map.gif
 

MONTE CARLO - Arabian Business
Qatari Diar keeps Monte Carlo casino bid on hold
www.montecarloresort.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BAIN.PA

MINNEAPOLIS - InjuryBoard.com & NewsInferno.com
$8.2 Judgment Against Parkinson's Drug Mirapex
Mirapex Victim Awarded $8.2 Million in First Gambling Addiction Lawsuit
www.mirapex.com

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
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/08/03/business/20080803_WYNN_Ready_index.html
Google Search - Bohemian Grove

LAOS - Bangkok Post & Huliq.com
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
www.ceza.gov.ph
www.firstcagayan.com

CALIFORNIA - PokerNews.com
Lead-free Chips for California Casinos
 

British News
Casino planning move to bigger site - Wolverhampton. Rubicon Casino.
www.bluechipcasinos.co.uk/rubicon_home.html
 

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
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BYD
www.boydgaming.com
www.echelonresort.com
www.earthcam.com/clients/echelon - 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.
 

U.S. GAMING INVESTMENTS - Reuters
Ameristar takeover a likely bet in near future
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ASCA
www.ameristar.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ameristar_Casinos

Las Vegas Sands shares sink on 2Q results
 

MINNESOTA & ATLANTIC CITY
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
www.revelentertainment.com
www.vegastripping.com/news/news.php?news_id=1782
 

FRENCH POLYNESIA - Radio New Zealand
Casino plans stir debate in French Polynesia
www.tuamotu-islands.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuamotus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquesas_Islands
 

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

ATLANTIC CITY - UPI
Weight program suit against casino settled

BELFAST, N.I. - Newsletter.co.uk/Belfast Today
Dog track is betting on success
www.drumbopark.com - Drumbo Park was previously known as Ballyskeagh.

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - Canada.com/Star Phoenix
SIGA posts record profits
Native-run casinos in Saskatchewan boast record profits of $191 million
www.siga.sk.ca

OTTAWA, CANADA - Canada.com/Ottawa Citizen
Casino staff vote 98-per-cent in favour of contract
 

Macau
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
www.clubwpt.com
Card Player TV Launches on Joost
www.joost.com/34q8rlx
 

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