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Archive 2008:  22nd - 31st August

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Saturday & Sunday, 30th & 31st August

Hurricane Gustav
Mississippi Gaming Commission Orders Closure of Casinos in Hancock and Harrison Counties

New Orleans Orders Evacuation as Gustav Reaches Gulf
Grand Biloxi Announces Closure Due to Approaching Hurricane
Harrah's New Orleans Announces Closure Due to Approaching Hurricane
www.harrahs.com
www.harrahs.com/hurricane
Isle of Capri Properties in Lake Charles, La. and Biloxi, Miss. to Close
Isle of Capri Casino in Natchez, Miss. Closed Due to Hurricane Gustav
www.islecorp.com
Mississippi's 11 casinos brace for Gustav - Yahoo/AP
Stock Picks: Casinos In Gustav's Path - CNBC
Gulf Coast Casinos Expected To Weather Gustav's Storm - Dow Jones
 

U.K. - Reuters
UK downturn deeper than feared: finance minister

U.K. - The Guardian/Observer & Sunday Telegraph
Honest Ernie - the man to trust for a flutter in difficult economic times
www.nsandi.com/products/pb/index.jsp
Foreign lotteries eye Camelot stake
www.camelotgroup.co.uk

INDIANA - Chicago Tribune
Horseshoe Casino to pay $59,000 fine

GOA, INDIA - DaijiWorld.com
Panaji: Govt Working on Separate Legislation Governing Casinos

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
1 dead, 1 injured in Edmonton casino shooting
www.rivercreeresort.com
 

Las Vegas
Tourism and Gaming - McCarran traffic takes another dive
"For seven months, volume is down 4 percent to 26.9 million passengers compared with 28 million for seven months in 2007."
Despite other stalled projects, CityCenter still on track

Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel Now Open to the Public - MW/PRNewswire
www.cannerycasinos.com
www.eastsidecannery.com
Eastside Cannery: Opening night lures crowd
www.reviewjournal.com/media/video/canneryeast.html
www.reviewjournal.com/media/slideshow/canneryeast/
 

KUALA LUMPUR - Yahoo Singapore/Reuters & Malaysian Star
Malaysia's Genting Q2 falls on weak power ops
Genting profit down despite higher revenue
www.genting.com.my
www.genting.com
http://finance.google.co.uk/finance?q=KUL:GENTING
www.flickr.com/photos/francocampione/144604026/ - Genting Highlands - Hotel First World
 

Online & Interactive
Leisure: PartyGaming fails to draw poker players - The Guardian
Casino users boost Partygaming profits - The Independent
Vanguard Managers Invested in Illegal Web Gambling, Suit Says
Vanguard sued for "illegal gambling" investments
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vanguard_Group
 

Additional U.S. news
Web poker banned, they play politics - Denver. Democratic National Convention
Caught On Tape: Fake Officers Rob Brooklyn Gambling Parlor
Probe: Unapproved material spread Vegas hotel fire
Tribe asks judge to stop Harrah's Kan. casino
Chinese bankers, wives found guilty in bank scam - Money laundering in L.V.
Two BOC managers convicted of money laundering in Vegas
Report on Lucky Star Casino fuels allegations - Oklahoma
Robber of several casinos gets 20-year term - Montana
 


 
 
Friday, 29th August

Macau
Sheldon Adelson interview - Aomen TV/Destination Macau
ZAIA unveiled
Casino king ready to gamble big on India - Yahoo India/Bloomberg
Grand Lisboa to train employees on gambling dangers - Macau Daily Times
Asian Poker Tour kick off at StarWorld with celebrated poker figures
Government restricting Sands' night ferries
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//080828/ids_photos_en/r3685057754.jpg
TDM English News - 28/8
 

ATLANTIC CITY - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Runs First Tournaments on PokerPro
www.pokertek.com

HONG KONG - Yahoo/PRNewswire & Hong Kong Standard
Melco Announces 2008 Interim Results
Macau gaming business delivers gains for Melco
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0200.HK
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MPEL
www.melco-group.com
 

Online & Interactive
Partygaming trading in line ahead of relaunch
PartyGaming Plc - Half year results for the six months to 30 June 2008
"In the 8 weeks to 25 August, average gross daily revenue has been $1.6m. Average gross daily revenue for poker has been $835,000 while for casino it has been $694,100. Bingo revenue has been running at $27,600 per day while the sports book's average gross win per day has been $44,600."
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PRTY.L
www.partygaming.com/pg/
 

British News
Armed men rob city betting shop - Nottingham
 

Additional headlines
Greektown Casino expands, adding 600 slot machines - Up to 2,600.
Rise in foreign visitors a boon for Sun International
Inteltek makes best bid for Turkish betting firm - Up to 2,600.
www.iddaa.com
www.inteltek.com.tr
Ontario. Casino opening cost $2.3 million
 


 
 
Thursday, 28th August

MACAU - Yahoo/PRNewswire & IHT/AP
New Four Seasons Hotel and Shoppes and ZAIA by Cirque du Soleil Ready to Wow Macao
Adelson marks anniversary of Venetian Macao
Viva Las Vegas Sands as China gets another resort
www.cirquedusoleil.com/zaia/en/intro/intro.asp
www.flickr.com/photos/29915050@N08/2791814620
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoncha789/2795409796
www.flickr.com/photos/szeto87/2737965037/
www.flickr.com/photos/nisus/2732498910/

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - Post-Journal
Casino Construction Stops
www.senecagamingcorporation.com
www.flickr.com/photos/42873250@N00/2743492810
www.flickr.com/photos/robertnehin/2799075343/

PRAGUE - Prague Post
New gambling laws could raise the stakes for poker
www.goldenpraguepoker.cz

LAS VEGAS. - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces Three New Members Join Organization
www.agem.org
 

British News
Bookie’s shareholders kept in running by deal - Neville Porter.
Gambling addict stole kids' footie cash

Additional headlines
Man beaten for casino winnings - Alice Springs, Australia.
 


 
 
Wednesday, 27th August

TAIWAN - InvestEgate.co.uk
AMZ Holdings plc - Approval for Enterprise Plan to develop five star resort on Penghu Islands, Taiwan
www.amazing.co.im

CANADA - Ottawa Citizen
Gambler who lost all sues Loto-Québec

WASHINGTON STATE - HeraldNet.com
Tribal casinos switching to Vegas-style slots

HONG KONG - Yahoo/Business Wire
Amax Enters into Agreement to Sell LCD Business
www.amaxhldg.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0959.HK
 

Las Vegas - CNBC & Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Shaken By Economic 'Earthquake'
Harrah’s robbery suspect sought
North Las Vegas homicide at casino under investigation
Club in Palazzo opens, but legal fight isn’t over
www.taolasvegas.com
www.myspace.com/taolasvegas
 

British News
House raffle is probably illegal, says gambling law expert
Man sells house and land in raffle - 27th June. The Sun.
www.winadevonpropertywithfishing.co.uk

Casino Staff Fury at Pay Rise Deferral - Genting Stanley
Paddy Power lowers FY guidance as trading worsens
Paddy Power Falls; Forecast Cut as Web Gamblers Make Small Bets
British woman seized and handcuffed in Las Vegas casino after travel agent gave her fake dollars

Appeal after bookmakers robbery - Glasgow
Man, 36, accused over death in bookie's - Chester-le-Street
Bungling robber dropped cash as he fled bookies, court told - Gateshead
Cash robbery at city bookmaker's - Bristol
Teenager admits killing pensioner at bookies - Barking
 

Macau
Taubman Centers unveils luxury mall in Macau - Yahoo/AP.
Taubman Asia Unveils Luxury Flagship Stores at The Mall at Studio City, Macao
www.macaostudiocity.com
www.cotaistrip.com/images/development_map.jpg

Macau Hits the Jackpot - Smithsonian Travel
Singapore sees Macau as a growing competitor - Macau Daily Times
Asia's largest poker tournament begins today
www.asianpt.com

Additional headlines
Doyle Brunson Autobiography Likely Delayed Until 2009 - Poker News Daily
Hilton casino president resigns
Mayfair expands in the East
www.mayfairhotels.com
 


 
 
Tuesday, 26th August

GOA, INDIA - Times of India - 22nd August
Bill for restrictions on casino ops
Should offshore casinos be allowed to operate from rivers?
www.flickr.com/photos/pallavmoitra/2475042235
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk5/2500143244/
www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk5/2537683787
 

AUSTRIA - Kurier.at & KleineZeitung.at
Auf die falsche Karte gesetztThe Casino Royale Poker club 
Europe's largest Poker Club the 2,200 sq. mt. Poker Royale in Vienna has apparently been rescued from Bankruptcy. The premises originally opened in April 2007.
www.pokerroyale.at
http://media.intellipoker.com/images_de/redaktion/casinos/poker-royale-aussen_ip1.jpg
Immer mehr Überfälle auf Wettcafés - Bookmaker robberies in Austria.
 

GAMING INVESTMENTS - Yahoo/AP
MGM shares give up some of Friday's gains
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MGM

LAS VEGAS - PRNewswire
Hard Rock 'Ups The Ante' With Vegas' Premier Poker Lounge
www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas/casino/poker-lounge/

LONDON - InvestEgate.co.uk
32Red Plc - Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2008
www.32red.com
www.32redplc.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TTR.L
Casino revenues lift 32Red

MACAU - InvestEgate.co.uk/PRNewswire
Asian Poker Tour - Vietnam Tipped for Gold in China!
www.asianpt.com
www.starworldmacau.com
 

Macau
Crime up by 11.3% - BlogMacau.info
Luzerner Luft für ein Unterwasser-Casino - City of Dreams

British News
VAT Tribunal interim rules in Rank's favour
Robber targets south side bookies - Glasgow
Man robbed of slot machine winnings - Manchester

Additional headlines
Raton wins last (for 29 years) racetrack casino license - New Mexico.
American Airlines Opens Online Gambling Website? Guess Again! - Gambling911
Black Gaming posts $20.3 million loss for quarter
www.blackgaming.com
 


 
 
Monday, 25th August

AUSTRIA - Wirtschaftsblatt & Nachrichten.at
Casinos Austria bet on black
Casinos Austria: Schuld sind schlechtes Klima, starker Euro und Rauchverbot
Starker Euro drückt auf das Ergebnis
www.casinosaustria.com
 

MEXICO - AP & Taipei Times
Mexican police raid casino, grab suspected hitman
Mexican authorities raid casino, arrest suspected hit man
Reads like the storyline from High Noon.
www.epa.gov/region09/annualreport/07/images/mexico-us-border.jpg
www.flickr.com/photos/buelna/2409504816/ - Casino Caliente. Tijuana

SOUTH AFRICA - Independent Online
Mother shot dead in casino robbery

ALASKA - Anchorage Daily News
Gambling proposal could allow casinos, lotteries

AUCKLAND - Reuters & Bloomberg
NZ's Sky City year profit falls 49%
Sky City Second-Half Net Falls 8.9% on Slowing Sales
www.skycityentertainmentgroup.com
SkyCity cautious on guidance - SMH
 

Macau
Macao casinos' luck may be running out - FT.com
 

British News
Third arrest over bookmakers raid - York
Two charged over bookmakers raid - Gateshead
 

Additional headlines
SAS International ceiling for new Glasgow casino
Fewer comps at A.C. casinos
Monte Carlo war gestern: Spielerparadies Tallinn
 


 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 23rd & 24th August

British News
GMB Calls On Owners Of Genting-Stanley Casinos To Reconsider Pay Freeze
www.gmb.org.uk - GMB Union
Companies look to defer pay rises
Gambling profits will go out of Bay, but addiction costs will fall on us - Torquay

FLORIDA - South Florida Business Journal
Gambling ship operators face lawsuits by former employees
Three companies that have now ceased operations - Horizons Edge Casino Cruises, Aquasino LLC & Sterling Casino Lines.

SOUTH AFRICA - News24.com
Cashier killed at Gold Reef City
www.goldreefcity.co.za

ATLANTIC CITY - NJ.com/Star-Ledger
Unlucky days loom over Atlantic City

KANSAS - Reuters
Kansas awards casino contracts to Harrah's, Penn - Sumner & Cherokee Counties.
Review Board Makes Decision for Two Casinos
www.harrahs.com
www.pngaming.com
 

Additional headlines
3 Indian casinos possible in Ohio?
SugarHouse wins latest round as state's high court upholds land license
Casinos hit jackpot with 2007 revenues - Arizona Indian Casinos
 


 
 
Friday, 22nd August

British News
Betbrokers shares suspended
Betbrokers shares suspended after unit put into administration
www.betbrokers.com
 

GAMING INVESTMENTS - Forbes/AP
Chips Are Down For Las Vegas Sands

THE NETHERLANDS - Inspired Gaming Press release
Inspired is first to introduce Multi-Win Roulette to Dutch casinos
www.inspiredgaminggroup.com
www.hollandcasino.nl

CONNECTICUT - Yahoo Canada/Business Wire
One of the World's Largest Casinos Gets Even Bigger
www.mohegansun.com
www.flickr.com/photos/tooheyworld/2584130154
www.flickr.com/photos/tooheyworld/2583307015
www.flickr.com/photos/rparent/2736389307/

CALIFORNIA - MarketWatch
Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino First in U.S. to Introduce Blackjack with Guaranteed Play(TM)
www.barona.com
www.guaranteedplay.com
www.walkerdigital.com
https://www.igt.com/gaminggroup/games/base.asp?pid=5.317 - IGT
http://wizardofodds.com/guaranteedplay - Video Poker tables

TOPECA, KANSAS - Wichita Business Journal
Kansas casino board to select Sumner County winner
 

Macau
Sands exec calms Macau fears as opening looms
Macau bracing for approaching typhoon - BlogMacau.info
Typhoon Nuri barrels into Hong Kong - AFP
Hong Kong Closes Markets as Typhoon Nuri Approaches - Bloomberg
Gov't to increase inspections against illegal workers in convention industry
 

Online & Interactive
Breaking News: Perpetual Motions Plague BetonSports Case - iGamingNews
BetonSports Founder Could be Close to Settling with US Government
 

Additional headlines
Foxwoods Casinos Looking For New Sites
Casino debate raging in Philly
Ex-Pa. gaming control lawyers now work for casinos - Pennsylvania
Casino verliert seit Januar jeden vierten Gast - Aachen, Germany.
Bookie rejects bet on outsider as next Archbishop - Archbishop of Westminster.
No Call on Scotty Nguyen Magnifies Flaw in WSOP Rules - CardPlayer.com
Scotty Nguyen Belligerent Drunk Montage
Broward casino bans granny who left kids in car
'Stupid thief' jailed for poker trip while dodging unpaid work - WSOP Seat
 

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