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Archive 2008: 15th - 21st January

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Monday, 21st January

Macau Success Announces FY2007 Annual Results
Company Profile for Macau Success Limited

Sunday, 20th January

There will be no updates to Gaming floor now until Saturday, 26th January. I'm just about to set off for ICE and will be at the Gaming Awards on Monday evening. Gaming floor is nominated in the Casino Journal/Magazine Offline or Online category so wish me luck!.

So as usual, I'm away from my desk and the wheels fall off. That's not good for a news service and it's why the above Partnership/Investment message is so important.

There will be an ICE thread on the Forum and film footage will be posted on YouTube later. Last years unedited films can be viewed @

Hope to see many of you in London. Ian

Las Vegas             Seattle Times/NYT
Casino owner is tycoon most have never heard of - Sheldon Adelson

London             Sunday Times
Turf TV wins over bookies
Lottery kingpin launches new game

Las Vegas             Reuters
Confusion and lively vote at Vegas casinos

Washington             Caribbean Net News
Antigus-Barbuda minister discusses gaming case with US

California             Los Angeles Times
Casinos want to add 17,000 slot machines

additional headlines
PokerPro Installs 43 Tables in Three Quebec Casinos
Memo dents claim by FG that Ahern backed casino
New owner of Greek Isles hotel-casino talking about implosion
Gambling addict in £11,000 con
Lottery scammer and winner killed

Saturday, 19th January

British News
New casino to open with nearly 200 jobs
MP seeks tighter controls on greyhound racing - Sunderland Echo

Laredo, Texas   
8-liners fold; Police net machines and $90,000 in raids

Austria & Sweden   
Österreichische Lotterien and Casinos Austria to go live with online poker from Boss Media

Ontario, Canada   
Casino cheat team probe nets three more suspects - Tran Organisation
Scarborough residents charged in casino investigation

U.S.             Gambling911
MIT Blackjack Team Coming to a Theatre This March

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Palazzo praised in early returns - Opening thrills Sands executives

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Reuters
New Vegas casino shifts Strip action northward
Sands' Adelson still bullish on Las Vegas
Venetian Las Vegas saw no demand slowness in Q4

Nevada             Reno Gazette-Journal
Jobless rate hits five-year high

additional headlines
The Strip Podcast - Mayor Oscar Goodman
Casinomeister 2007 Awards Announced
Casino boat appeal still afloat - South Carolina

Friday, 18th January

British News
Casino folds in bid to stay open for 21 hours a day - Edinbugh
£6m fittings on cards at casino - Wolverhampton
Casinos must not come to Northern Ireland

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
The Palazzo Las Vegas Celebrates Grand Opening
$1.9 Billion Palazzo Casino Holds Grand Opening in Las Vegas
The Sands; Bet on the Strip
What happens in Vegas...

Macau             New York Times & IHT
Americans in the Action as Macao Casinos Soar
Battle for gamblers in Macao gets fierce

Quebec, Canada   
Electronic Texas Hold'em To Make Its Appearance at Québec Casinos
PokerTek Brings Poker to Montreal and Other Quebec Casinos with 43 PokerPro Tables

Macau             IHT/AP
Macau court gives green light to Las Vegas casino mogul's ferry service

Primm, Nevada             MSNBC
25 hurt in fiery Las Vegas commuter bus crash

Las Vegas & New York             CNBC & The Street
Cramer: Fed Up
Trump: 'We're in a Recession'
Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Cashing In Casino Stocks

Las Vegas             The Guardian & MSNBC
Obama camp claims victory in casino caucus case
Intimidation claims as Nevada race gets bitter
Dems' Nevada caucuses can go as planned

Reno             LVR-J
IGT sees profit dip in first quarter

additional headlines
Meister Awards 2007 -
Progressive Gaming a Potential Takeover
Superintendencia de Casinos aplicará política de avisaje para dar mayor transparencia
Antigua unhappy with UK gambling deal
Protests canít stop Angeles City casino, says owner - Philippines

Thursday, 17th January

Carson City, Nevada             Yahoo/AP
Nevada Casinos Report $2.3B for '07

Macau             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Macao Court Ruling Favors LVS, CotaiJet Makes Plans to Resume Service

Reno             Yahoo/AP & Reuters
IGT 1Q Profits Down on Lower US Sales
International Game Tech profit slips
During the 1st quarter IGT's sales in the North American market declined 40% from 12,200 to 7,300 units. Worldwide the company shipped 20,200 machines compared to 26,800 in the first quarter of 2007.

Reno             Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results
IGT First Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Earnings Conference Call

Las Vegas             CNN Money/AP
Credit crunch hits $3B casino project

Macau             Xinhua/Macao Daily News
Macao casinos reap over $680 mln in 1st 15 days of 2008
Official says Macao has efficient system to supervise gaming revenue, tax

Las Vegas             LVR-J
MGM Mirage sets tender price of $80 share

California             Sacramento Bee
Casino deals got a nudge - Governor says he urged U.S. review of Indian compacts

British Horseracing             The Guardian
Bookies suffer in pitch battle with tracks

Brussels             IHT & Yahoo/
EU moves toward ruling on German gambling law
Betting industry urges EU action vs German ban

additional headlines
Turkey: Govt plans to privatize National Lottery
Man shot at casino identified
Armed robbers use gun to take cash from betting shop - Ashtead, Surrey.

Wednesday, 16th January

Las Vegas             Reuters
Sands' Palazzo resort to open on Las Vegas Strip

New York             Yahoo/AP
Scientific Games Falls After Losing 3rd Online Contract in a Month

Beijingm China             Yahoo/PRNewswire
PacificNet Completes Acquisition of Octavian International

Palm Springs, California             The Desert Sun
Police kill fugitive in shooting at Spa Resort Casino

Britain             The Guardian
Odds lengthen for staff in bookies - Letter from Community Trade Union.
Knifepoint robbery at Bookies - Plymouth
Second bookies is raided in 24 hours - Gateshead

Gambling Ban Sought for Minors

Hong Kong             Hong Kong Standard
Ho casino offering delayed on queries by regulatory body

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Falls on Sales Concern

Israel             Jerusalem Post
MKs stack odds against Eilat casino

Las Vegas & Dubai             Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage, Dubai World Boost Offer - Down now to $66.50

New York             Yahoo/AP & Newsday
Problems Mount As New Trump Tower Grows
Critics of Trump SoHo project call for shutdown

Las Vegas & Singapore             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Completes Initial Funding Under Credit Facility for Marina Bay Sands in Singapore - 1 month ago

additional headlines
Asia stocks hammered
Citi losses send stocks tumbling
Louisiana Casinos Win $228.1 Million in December
Multimedia Games ups number of machine installations
High court reverses plea in casino chips case - Missouri
Ivanka Trump OK'd for AC Casinos' Board
Google Images - Ivanka Trump

Tuesday, 15th January

Brussels             CNet News/Reuters & BBC
Betting industry urges EU action vs. German ban
Challenge to German gambling ban

Las Vegas & Atlantic City             Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
MGM MIRAGE Files CAFRA Application for MGM Grand Atlantic City Project
CityCenter Releases Last of Luxury Residences
MGM Takes Step on Atlantic City Resort

Macau News
Stanley Ho's SJM pushes back US$1 bln HK IPO-sources - Reuters

MGM Macau opening & StarWorld 1st Anniversary
Destination Macau Report -- Ep 15 - The Lion roars
Destination Macau Report -- Ep 14 - First for Fun

Oakville, Canada             Yahoo Canada
Parlay Entertainment Inc. Enters Into Letter of Intent

Detroit             Detroit News & Detroit Free Press
Detroit casinos take in $1.3B in 2007
Casinos have best year yet: $1.34 billion

Buenos Aires   
Tras los incidentes, sigue el acampe de los trabajadores del Casino Flotante

additional headlines
In Australia, aggressive new policies on gambling
MTR Gaming Closes Deal on Las Vegas Casino Property
Casino Red's shirt text vote backing
Sona Mobile announces agreement with Station Casinos
Man charged with raiding bookies
Fire crews called to Lumiere Place casino - St. Louis, Missouri.

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