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Archive 2008: 1st - 7th December

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Saturday & Sunday, 6th & 7th December
Official "Encore" Hotel & Casino Las Vegas TV Commercial (Widescreen)
www.encorelasvegas.com - Opening 22nd December.

 

London - The Guardian & FT.com
The real deal
Interesting look at the working life of gaming Inspector Roger Deane who works at the newly opened G Casino in Luton.
Chips are down for UK casinos hit by adversity
Betting men lose

Missouri - Kansas City Star
Missouri's first card club faces legal challenge
Card club will be free
www.twinlakescardclub.com

Sydney - Courier Mail
Poker gets extra serious as finalists play for $1 million
www.appt.com
www.pokerstars.tv

Brussels - Daily Telegraph
World agency to fight sports betting corruption
 

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Herbst misses debt payment, again
Herbst faces tough choice - Deadline looms for local company
www.terribleherbst.com
www.herbstgaming.com

San Diego, California - San Diego Unon-Tribune
Sycuan walks away from gambling compact
www.sycuan.com/sycuan_casino/

U.S. - Yahoo/AP
Mounting job losses hit hotel and gambling sectors

Kansas - Reuters & Wichita Eagle
Hard times hit Kansas casino projects
Sumner County casino search begins anew - Harrah's withdrew its proposal last month, citing the economy
Hard Rock developer withdraws casino bid at Kansas Speedway
 

London & Germany - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic to Introduce a New Era of Gaming Solutions at IGE 2009
www.atronic.com
 

Additional headlines
Casino lets punters design slot machines
www.ilovemyslot.com
Atlantic City: casinos, boardwalk and now sex tape - Boston.com/AP
Al-Qaeda to target installations in Goa: Govt - Indian Express
Hollywood Park's racing days could be numbered - L.A. Times
 


 
 
Friday, 5th December

Brisbane - Courier Mail
Dirty money laundered at casinos by welfare recipients
www.conrad.com.au

Prague - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Sells Prague Casino
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CNTY
www.cnty.com/casinos/prague/casino
www.vivacasino.biz

New York - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Draw and Elixir Gaming form Strategic Alliance for Placement of Server-Based Gaming Machines in Asia
www.theglobaldraw.com
www.elixirgaming.com
 
 

G2E 2008 - Part III
Days 2 and 3 from G2E. A high quality version can be viewed @
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhtuXF0W548

 
Russia Today: Bookmaker's boom begins ?

Moscow - Kommersant.com & Prime-Tass
A Prime Minister Talks to the Public
Putin says Russian casinos must meet shut-down deadline...(Registration reqd.)

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Longtime Harrah's executive steps down
 

Gaming Investments
Wynn Resorts falls as analysts cuts price target - Yahoo/AP
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WYNN
Crown confident with debt load despite flat casino returns
 

British News
Bookmaker staff robbed at knifepoint - Ladbrokes, Leigh.
GCBPT Poker Tour Final LIVE - From 3pm GMT. Gala Harbourside Casino, Bristol.
www.gcbpokertour.com
www.gcbpokertour.com/festivals/grand-final-2008.html
'Drugs deal' cops storm £2m Lotto girl's house
 

Additional headlines
Sucked Into The Tunnels Beneath Las Vegas - National Public Radio
Melco's CFO explains the company's support of Chinese gov't visa restrictions
Puerto Rico’s Latest Casino
www.laconcharesort.com
MTR Gaming Group shuts down Jackson harness track
www.jacksonharnessraceway.com
Longer hours will 'fuel problem gamblers': Tim Costello - New South Wales
 


 
 
Thursday, 4th December

Macau - GLI Press release
GLI Asia testing and interoperability center opens
www.gaminglabs.com

Mesquite, Nevada - Mercury News/AP
500 workers laid off at shuttered Mesquite casino
"Black Gaming says the layoffs represent about 25% of the company's 2,000 employees."
www.blackgaming.com
www.oasisresort.com

Macau - Macau Daily Times, Bloomberg & Melbourne Age
Crown workers to start getting less income from this month
Melco Crown Offers Macau Casino Staff Unpaid Leave
Packer's Macau casino cuts staff amid slump
Couple apprehended for alleged stealing chips - Unnamed casino
 

Gaming Investments
Holders deem Station Casinos bond offer "deficient"
Citigroup starts Wynn Resorts with sell
Crown confident with debt load despite flat casino returns
Crown refinances $1.6b of debt
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=CWN.AX&t=1y

Washington - Yahoo/AP
Gaming assn. reports spending $400K to lobby in 3Q
www.americangaming.org
 

British News
Betfair take over Ascot highlight - The Independent
Masked robbers target five city bookies - Nottingham
MP joins fight to stop firm's bid to triple gambling quota - Agora Amusements
 

Additional headlines
Resorts named world's leading casino resort
www.worldtravelawards.com/winners2008-1

G2E: Simon Dewhurst Talks About Macau - Motley Fool
Chicago Crime Commission against Rosemont casino
Trouble in Trump town as tycoon's fortune dwindles - The Independent
 


 
 
Wednesday, 3rd December

Macau - Yahoo/Globe Newswire & AP
Melco Crown to offer some workers unpaid leave
Melco Crown Entertainment Gains Full Support From Employees and Works Closely With the Macau Government for Its Human Resource Initiatives At Crown Macau
www.melco-crown.com

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Abandons Appeal against Elixir Gaming Technologies

Hull - Hull Daily Mail
Casino giant's £25m plans for complex
"The group behind the new casino is a partnership between the UK-based Apollo Resorts and Leisure and Casinos Austria International, which operates more than 70 venues in 15 different countries."
www.apolloresorts.com
www.casinosaustria.com

Great Yarmouth - Eastern Daily Press
Second bidder for Great Yarmouth casino
www.thepalaces.com
 

Macau - SCMP, Xinhua & Macau Hub
Casino revenue rises 2.6pc to 7.55b patacas
Macao's GDP rises 11.3% in Q3 but gaming revenue growth drops
Macau: GDP growth slows in Macau to 11.3 pct in third quarter
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the 3rd Quarter 2008

Atlantic City - Press of Atlantic City
For Trump casinos, a restructuring is in the cards
www.trumpcasinos.com

New York State - Examiner.com
Senecas lay off 210 at western NY casinos
www.senecagamingcorporation.com

Pennsylvania - Yahoo/AP
Pa. casino says offer of slots credits was mistake
Casino says offer was mistake, tries to cover loss
www.hcpn.com
 

St. Louis, Missouri - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results
Isle of Capri Casinos Earnings Conference Call (Q2 2009)
Isle of Capri sags on weak 2nd-quarter results - Yahoo/Reuters
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ISLE - ISLE traded between $2.04 and $3.66 yesterday.
 

Additional headlines
Nevada economy, casinos in a state of crisis
Casino orders ABJ so clients can avoid scheduled flights 'roulette'
www.casinorodos.gr
Mobile Betting to Hit $3.6bn in 2009
Raider admits robbing five city bookmakers - Glasgow
 


 
 
Tuesday, 2nd December

Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet Poker Scam
'60 Minutes' and Washington Post Coverage Highlights Why Congress Should Regulate Internet Gambling and Protect Consumers
Cheating Scandal Roils Online Gambling Industry
CBS Was Once Involved In Online Gambling - Gambling911
 
How Online Gamblers Unmasked Cheaters
60 Minutes/Washington Post Investigation

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Cutting costs versus serving customers - Economy has casinos in perpetual balancing act

Las Vegas - LVR-J & L.V. Business Press
Station suspends matching contributions for employees’ retirement plans
Station Casino owners look at debt exchange to relieve interest pressure
Moulin Rouge developer in Chapter 11
www.lvbusinesspress.com/articles/2008/12/01/news/iq_25301854.img

Mesquite, Nevada - The Spectrum
Oasis casino to 'curtail' some operations
www.blackgaming.com

Atlantic City - Yahoo/AP
Some Atlantic City casinos struggle to pay loans
"In fact, one gambling industry analyst thinks as many as five of Atlantic City's 11 casinos could file for some form of bankruptcy protection in 2009."
S&P cuts Trump Entertainment's corporate rating
The king of capitalism watches his empire crumble
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TRMP
 
 

Additional headlines
PokerTek inks casino deal
www.royalbeachcasino.net - St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

Macau casino firm Galaxy launches bond buyback
Macau casino f
Court Says Yahoo And Google Aren't Liable For Gambling Ads
US Tennis Open Used Internet Filter to Block Online Gambling
Stanley Ho bids 1.6 million patacas for white truffle, charities benefit
Truffle fetches 130,000 pounds at auction
 


 
 
Monday, 1st December

Washington - Washington Post/MarketWatch
The Washington Post Investigates Two Biggest Online Gambling Scandals
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/investigations/poker

Brussels - Reuters
UK, Malta dig in heels over EU gaming initiative

Poole, Dorset - News Post Leader
Luxury seaside home up for grabs for £25
www.sandbankslife.co.uk

Macau - Sunday Mail
Leaving Las Vegas: Why Macau is playing dirtier than Nevada
"$10 billion gambled. 16 million gamblers. And $2.5 billion skimmed by conmen and gangsters from only 31 casinos." - and that's only the first sentence.

Kahnawake - CBS 60 minutes report
How Online Gamblers Unmasked Cheaters
 
 

Global Gaming Expo 2008 - Part II
High quality version @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PAIRx0PPEc

Additional headlines
TDM English News - 1st December
President Casino in St. Louis faces decision about the aging boat - Missouri
Police to fight cruise ship gambling - Batam, Indonesia
www.flickr.com/photos/waitee/145097299
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svf_fo76kLc
 

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