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Archive 2008: 1st - 7th January

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Monday, 7th January

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master Hits New 52-Week Low After Analyst Downgrades on Management Concerns
Shuffle Master Hits New Year Low, Then Recoups Losses, After Downgrade on Management Concerns

Daytona Beach, Florida   
Employees Learn Of Casino Ship's Change Of Plans At The Dock

New York             Yahoo/EDGAR
EMPIRE RESORTS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits
Empire Resorts Partner's Request Denied - Presently down over 50%.

Las Vegas & Macau             Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Gaming Technologies Provides Market Update - Formerly Vending Data Corp.

Las Vegas             Yahoo/
Shuffle Master downgraded by Deutsche Securities - Now under $10, and down from $40 in May 2006.

additional headlines
PartyPoker Irish Championship final table set
Playtech to meet expectations
Beverly Hillbillies casino sign rejected
Armed robbers target Sutton bookies
Pub aims to pack 'em in for poker - Whitby
Malaysian bookies refuse wagers on sex tape number

Sunday, 6th January

QE2 to depart on final world trip

Kuala Lumpur             The Edge Daily
Genting Highlands Resort named world’s top casino resort

Las Vegas & Cairo             Yahoo India
World's First 30 Storied Vertical Farm to be build in Las Vegas

Online Gambling             Gaming Inteligence Group
Genting Set to Enter Online Gaming Market
Virgin Bets Shut Down

Jamaica             Jamaica Gleaner
Bartlett bashes church's anti-casino stance

Nevada             Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada casinos challenge proposed gambling tax increase

Nevada             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING - Sports betting made easier, at bars and beyond

additional headlines
Jeff Simpson looks ahead on the housing slump, resort openings and the gaming tax
Wild Police Chase Down The Strip Ends in Arrests
Sharapova says women's tennis is clean
Money runs out, so casino closes - Washington State
3 groups show interest in opening casino in Muskegon - Michigan
NFL tells casino to stop showing Packers on big screens - Milwaukee

Saturday, 5th January

Las Vegas & Cairo             Santa Barbera News Press/Las Vegas Sun
Proposed Egyptian law could affect Las Vegas casino

New York   
US rejects Indian casinos in Catskills

Macau             Toronto Star
Macau's big gamble

Carson City, Nevada             Yahoo/AP
Nev. Ballot Would Raise Casino Taxes

Las Vegas & Singapore             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Announces Completion of Financing for Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Atlantic City             Philadelphia Inquirer
Joseph Lazarow, 84, dies; helped bring casinos to A.C.

additional headlines
Fla. AG loses lawsuit to halt gambling
Grenada to consult public on casino ban
Man gets 22 years for killing girlfriend in A.C. casino
Employees stunned by casino's abrupt closing - Washington State
Man Gets Prison Time For Casino Scam - Wisconsin

Friday, 4th January

Germany             Deutsche Welle & IHT
Germany Set to Ban Online Gambling as of January
Germany set to prohibit online gambling,FXXN.DE,TIM.DE&d=v1

Germany             Antigua Sun
Germany clamps down on Internet gambling

Las Vegas             In Business Las Vegas - Richard Velotta
Tourism and Gaming - Wealthy Aussie set to burst onto Vegas scene

Las Vegas             PRNewswire
Global Gaming Business Magazine Releases 2008 '25 People to Watch'

Tokyo             Channel News Asia/AFP & Bloomberg
Talks due on legalising casinos in Japan
Japan's Ruling LDP Agrees on Legalizing Casinos
"Japan's ruling party and the government are expected to begin talks this month on a proposal to legalise casinos, an advisor to the party said on Friday."

additional headlines
Gulfstream opens without revamped casino
Boyd Dips As Analyst Lowers Estimates
Casino Companies Head Mostly Lower As Recession Fears Scare Investors
The Strip Podcast: Our Top Moments of 2007

Thursday, 3rd January

Illinois             Daily Herald
Police admit ID checks in casinos turn up more than problem gamblers

Russell Crowe rallies against gambling - Reuters
"Australia's sad boast is that it has more than one-fifth of all the poker machines in the world,"
Russell Crowe gets gladiatorial over gambling machines

Casinos With Macau Sites Dip; Analyst Says Investors Overreacting to Weak MGM Grand Opening,WYNN,MGM,MPEL

Casinos safer than hospitals for heart attacks
Betting shop raider caught on camera - Brighton
LOOKING IN ON: GAMING - Harrah's: Slump hasn't hit us
Schwarzenegger stars in ad for tribal casinos - California
U.S. approves expanded gambling at tribal casinos - Florida
Standish casino opens with little fanfare, but plenty of gamblers - Michigan
Priest accused of lying about his mob ties in casino case - Pennsylvania

Wednesday, 2nd January

Asia's oldest casino resort Hotel Lisboa to be rebuilt,_Macau

Harrah's says Loveman to remain CEO after merger
Harrah's Extends CEO Loveman's Contract
"The $17.1 billion transaction would be the world's largest casino buyout deal, with Loveman anticipated to receive more than $90 million in stock options and other rights under terms of the deal."

Blank screens force Ladbrokes into deal with rival Turf TV
Alphameric Signs Accord to Show Turf TV at Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes strikes deal with Turf TV

Lightning Poker, Inc. Awarded U.S. Patent
Electronic Game Table
Jeff Simpson makes predictions about how the gaming industry will shake out in 2008
Century Casinos Announces 100% Ownership Of Central City, CO, Casino
Colorado casino sticks with smoking

Tuesday, 1st January

Betting companies to take legal action against German state monopoly on gambling - Hambach & Hambach

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