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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
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
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
Foreign lotteries eye Camelot stake

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

Panaji: Govt Working on Separate Legislation Governing Casinos

1 dead, 1 injured in Edmonton casino shooting

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
Eastside Cannery: Opening night lures crowd

KUALA LUMPUR - Yahoo Singapore/Reuters & Malaysian Star
Malaysia's Genting Q2 falls on weak power ops
Genting profit down despite higher revenue - 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

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

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
TDM English News - 28/8

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

HONG KONG - Yahoo/PRNewswire & Hong Kong Standard
Melco Announces 2008 Interim Results
Macau gaming business delivers gains for Melco

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."

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.
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

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - Post-Journal
Casino Construction Stops

PRAGUE - Prague Post
New gambling laws could raise the stakes for poker

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

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

AMZ Holdings plc - Approval for Enterprise Plan to develop five star resort on Penghu Islands, Taiwan

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

Tribal casinos switching to Vegas-style slots

HONG KONG - Yahoo/Business Wire
Amax Enters into Agreement to Sell LCD Business

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

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

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

Taubman Centers unveils luxury mall in Macau - Yahoo/AP.
Taubman Asia Unveils Luxury Flagship Stores at The Mall at Studio City, Macao

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

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

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?

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.
Immer mehr Überfälle auf Wettcafés - Bookmaker robberies in Austria.

MGM shares give up some of Friday's gains

LAS VEGAS - PRNewswire
Hard Rock 'Ups The Ante' With Vegas' Premier Poker Lounge

32Red Plc - Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2008
Casino revenues lift 32Red

Asian Poker Tour - Vietnam Tipped for Gold in China!

Crime up by 11.3% -
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

Monday, 25th August

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

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. - 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
SkyCity cautious on guidance - SMH

Macao casinos' luck may be running out -

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 - 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.

Cashier killed at Gold Reef City

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

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

Chips Are Down For Las Vegas Sands

THE NETHERLANDS - Inspired Gaming Press release
Inspired is first to introduce Multi-Win Roulette to Dutch casinos

CONNECTICUT - Yahoo Canada/Business Wire
One of the World's Largest Casinos Gets Even Bigger

CALIFORNIA - MarketWatch
Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino First in U.S. to Introduce Blackjack with Guaranteed Play(TM) - IGT - Video Poker tables

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

Sands exec calms Macau fears as opening looms
Macau bracing for approaching typhoon -
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 -
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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