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Thursday, 31st January

U.K.             PokerNews.com
The 2008 Great British Poker Tour Schedule is Announced

Germany & Austria             Forbes/AFX
EU could end probe of German gambling law if sports betting legalised - report

Seoul, South Korea             The Korea Times
US Forces Korea Says 'No' to Gambling by S. Koreans
The U.S. Army's 1,000 slots in South Korea won $73.5 million in 2007 from a force of 28,000. The military's 1,500 European based slots won $38.5 million from some 100,000 personnel.

Victoria, Australia             News.com.au/Herald Sun
Gambling spins out of control with poker machines
Victorian Pokie punters have lost $1.35 billion in the last six-months and are on track to beat the $2.56 billion record set in 2002.

Miami             Yahoo/Business Wire
Florida Gaming Corporation Receives Approval to Operate 2000 Slots at Miami Jai-Alai
www.fla-gaming.com/miami
www.flickr.com/photos/mugenpuppy/424531188/
www.flickr.com/photos/red_moon_rise/113163138/
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=FGMG.OB
 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania             Washington Post/AP & Phladelphia Inquirer
Pa. Casino Owner Charged With Perjury
Pennsylvania casino owner is charged
www.mountairycasino.com
www.pgcb.state.pa.us
PA Gaming Control Board Executive Director issues emergency suspension of casino owner
 

Washington             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Lobbyist tells world gaming: You want tough regulation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_J._Fahrenkopf,_Jr.
www.americangaming.org/About/bios/bio_fahrenkopf.cfm
 

London             UK-Wire.com
32Red Plc - Trading Update
www.32redplc.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TTR.L

Tallinn, Latvia             Baltic Times
Buyout of Admiralu Klubs casino chain collapses
www.admiraluklubs.lv
www.olympic-casino.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=O9G.BE&t=2y - Down from €10 in May 2007 to €2.83.
 

Press releases
SGC secures major order for DPC from Croatia State Lottery
www.swissgamingcorporation.com
www.digiplaycards.com
Ein schwarzer Tag für den neuen Glücksspielstaatsvertrag in Deutschland
 

additional headlines
Sector Spotlight: Casinos/Gambling
The Ladenburg Thalmann Gaming and Casino Fund (GACFX)
www.gamingandcasinofund.com - Down 1% in 2007.
New foreclosure data highlights Nevada’s horrible year
"Nevada led the nation in the rate of foreclosure for every single month of 2007"
Macao's casinos make a grab for workers
Obrestad’s Online Information Site
www.pokermanager.com


 
 
Wednesday, 30th January

Miami             Sun-Sentinel
Second time's the charm for Miami-Dade slot machines
Jackpot for Dade slots
www.calderracecourse.com
www.fla-gaming.com/miami
www.flaglerdogs.com
 

Miami             Yahoo/Business Wire
Churchill Downs Inc. Statement on Miami-Dade County Election Results
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CHDN
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=FGMG.OB - Florida Gaming
 

Macau             Macau Daily Times
Macau casinos are the world's most secure: Gaming Inspection chief
www.dicj.gov.mo
MOP100 billion a year bet with illegal bookies: Macauslot chief
www.macauslot.com
 

Gaming Investments             Yahoo/Investor's Business Daily
Van Eck Global Rolls Dice On Gambling ETF
www.vaneck.com/offerings/factsheets/BJK_FactSheet.pdf
There are 69 gaming companies in the Fund from 17 countries however at 43% of the total assets the weighting is heavily biased towards U.S. operators and suppliers. IGT, MGM and LVS making up just short of 25%.
ETF = Exchange Traded Fund
www.vaneck.com
S-Network Global Gaming Index
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=BJK&t=3m
 

Manchester & Derby             Pendle Today & Derby Evening Telegraph
Youths 'critical' after shooting at bookies - William Hill, Manchester.
Bookmakers targeted by Knife-Wielding raiders - William Hill, Derby.
 

London             Yahoo/Thomson Financial & Sharecast
PartyGaming confident as Q4 group revenue up 52 pct; FY 448.2 mln usd
PartyGaming profit slightly ahead

London             UK-Wire.com
PartyGaming Plc - 4thQ Key Performance Indicators and Trading update
www.partygaming.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PRTY.L

Macau             Asia Times
Macau adds up gambling debts
 

Press releases
Gaming Support and Alpha Video Extend Strategic Alliance
PokerTek Announces Company Licensing and Product Approval in Iowa
 

Problem Gambling
Gambling addict pleads for mercy - South Africa.
Embezzler with gambling habit gets 18 months - Edmonton, Canada.

additional headlines
Mohegans show interest in Trump Marina site
Casinos Edgy As Wagering Tilts to Giants
Grosvenor Casinos rethinks strategy after law change
Unions gird for battle over casinos - Massachusetts
Man wins, then loses, then wins lottery - Australia
CRACKING THE CASINOS' CODE - Why people lose and keep gambling
Jury convicts woman of Lucky Star Casino embezzlement - Oklahoma.
 


 
 
Tuesday, 29th January

Eastern Cape, South Africa             The Herald
Casino robbers linked to heists in Gauteng

Connecticut             WNBC.com
Foxwoods Casino Fire Forces Partial Evacuation

London             Yahoo/PRNewswire
PacificNet Octavian Receives Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) Certification
www.octavianinternational.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PACT
 

Problem Gambling             Canada.com/Ottawa Citizen
Gambling addicts can recover on own: study
Stability and Progression of Disordered Gambling: Lessons From Longitudinal Studies
www.divisiononaddictions.org - Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School

Problem Gambling - Aus & NZ             Yahoo Aus/ABC & Scoop.co.nz
Problem gambling a 'root cause of homelessness'
Number of people using Gambling Helpline on rise
 

Gaming Investments             Forbes
The Forbes 400 - Gambling For Great Wealth
Decade's Biggest Wealth Winners
Decade's Biggest Wealth Losers

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wynn Las Vegas Is Proud to Announce Unprecedented Awards and Distinctions
www.wynnlasvegas.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WYNN

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany             Kieler Nachrichten
Gewerkschaft: Croupiers sollen besser bezahlt werden
www.casino-sh.de

Seoul, Korea             Yahoo Aus/AFP
S. Korea police seize fake casino chips smuggled from China

Las Vegas & New York             Philadelphia Inquirer
Harrah's sale for $28 billion is final

South Florida             Charlotte Observer/AP
Vegas-style slots arrive in Fla.
www.seminolehardrock.com/properties
 

additional headlines
Fertitta makes $1.3B bid for Landry’s
www.goldennugget.com
www.landrysrestaurants.com

Media Corporation buys sport.co.uk - £135,000
www.sport.co.uk

Union begins contract talks with Tropicana, Caesars for dealers & slot techs
AC Dealers Seeking 1st Contracts

Steve Wynn on Wynn Las Vegas Shows
GameTech and TCSJOHNHUXLEY Agree to Relationship
Majestic Star Casino, Update on Ability to Move Indiana Gaming License
7 arrested on suspicion of running illegal online gambling ring - Israel
 


 
 
Monday, 28th January

London - Gaming Awards 2008             Casinos Austria & Holland Casino
CAI voted European Casino Operator 2008
International Award for Holland Casino
 

London             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
How Vegas could weather a recession

London             Evening Standard
Gordon makes the wrong bet on casinos
Plans appear to be afoot for 16 new casino licences in Britain which would be scaled down versions of those previously approved under the 2005 Gambling Act.

Eastern Cape, South Africa             News24.com & The Herald
People run as robbers hit casino
Casino heist chaos
www.boardwalk.co.za

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire, AP & Reuters
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. Announces Completion Of Merger
Harrah's $17.1 Billion Buyout Completed
Harrah's buyout closes on schedule
Shareholders will receive $90 per share and CEO Gary Loveman a package of benefits worth in the region of $90 million.
www.tpg.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TPG_Capital,_L.P.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Management
www.forbes.com/lists/2007/54/richlist07_Leon-Black_SNB3.html
 

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies Expands International Business to Support Global Growth
Wasn't ICE last week :)

Korea             Korea Times
Int'l Crime Ring Implicated in Forgery of Casino Chips
www.kangwonland.com
http://www.watg.com/?pageid=76EDDCDE-3048-78A8-DB891F88068373BE

Guyana             Stabroek News
No gaming authority, regulations in force - one year after rushed casino law passed

California             Chico Enterprise-Record - Editorial
Editorial: It's simple: No on 94, 95, 96, 97

Leeds             Yorkshire Evening Post
£150m deal sees Gamestec renew contract with Punch Taverns
www.gamestec.co.uk
www.danoptragaminggroup.com
www.bellfruitgames.co.uk
 

additional headlines
Sands submits revamped casino plan - Kansas
Bookies robbed by knife raider - Newcastle
Local Student Dies In Fall From Casino Parking Garage - Atlantic City
Player suing casino for injury - Adelaide
 


 
 
Sunday, 27th January

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Jeff Simpson on the latest reason Nevada should yank the Trop owner’s license

South Africa             S.A. Sunday Times
Chips are down as SA splurges R13.5bn on Lady Luck
www.casasa.org.za

Eastern Cape, South Africa             Independent Online
Boardwalk Casino robbed
www.boardwalk.co.za

Las Vegas             CNN Money/AP
Fire-Damaged Las Vegas Casino Facade Ordered Removed
www.montecarlo.com

Florida             Miami Herald
Miami-Dade County voters to decide on pari-mutuel slot machines

Sacramento, California             San Diego Union-Tribune
High stakes for both sides in casino bids

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania             Philadelphia Inquirer
Nutter revokes casino's license
www.sugarhousecasino.com

Las Vegas             The Strip Podcast
Mr. Sands Man - Steve Friess interview with Sheldon Adelson

Macau             IHT & Reuters
Pansy Ho in the spotlight after opening the $1.25 billion MGM Grand in Macao
Macau mogul's daughter: daddy's girl she's not
 

additional headlines
Poker champ robbed in Australia
Confiscated gambling machines burned - Philippines
32Red, the Award-Winning Online Casino, Goes Mobile
Bookie raid man threatens staff
Mystery winner scoops 18.9 mln pound in UK Lotto
Cal-Neva layoffs add to troubles
Book explores Nevada's rich Jewish heritage
 


 
 
Saturday, 26th January

Quebec             The Gazette/Canada.com
Croupiers up the ante in row over automated poker machines
 
 
Monte Carlo Fire
Gamblers Flee Blaze At Vegas Casino - Sky News
Fire Closes Vegas' Monte Carlo; 17 Hurt - Forbes/AP
Fire at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino - Las Vegas - YouTube/CNN
Monte Carlo Hotel/Casino Fire - YouTube/Leavinglv.net
www.youtube.com/results?search_query=monte+carlo+fire&search
www.flickr.com/search/?q=monte+carlo+fire
www.klas-tv.com
www.lasvegassun.com/news/

London             Gaming Awards
Gaming Awards 2008 Winners
Gaming Awards 2008 Winners Images

Florida             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Bally Technologies to Provide an Initial Order of 2,000 Class III Games to Seminole Tribe of Florida
 

additional headlines
Armed robbers hit Gothenburg gambling den - Sweden
Port to add gambling ship in March - Port Canaveral
Las Vegas Casino Lines Show Girls Photo Shoot
Monte Carlo loses $12.68 per second when it’s closed
Las Vegas fire history
 


 
 
Friday, 25th January

Carson City, Nevada             Yahoo/AP
Goldman Sachs Fund Gets OK to Buy Stratosphere for $1.3 Billion
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=GS
www.stratospherehotel.com
www.arizonacharliesboulder.com
www.arizonacharliesdecatur.com
www.aquariuscasinoresort.com
 

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Regulators Approve Buyout of Binion's Casino by Vegas Operator
www.binions.com
www.fourqueens.com
www.mtrgaming.com
 

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Hard Rock Casino Owners Obtain Right to Operate Vegas Casino
www.hardrockhotel.com
www.morganshotelgroup.com
 

Blackhawk, Colorado             Yahoo/Prime Newswire
Nevada Gold Receives $64.6 Million At Isle of Capri-Black Hawk Closing
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=UWN
www.nevadagold.com
www.isleofcapricasinos.com/Black_Hawk
 

additional headlines
Do casinos contribute to crime? - Jamaica
Watchdog wants probe at casino - Portsmouth. Filed Roulette balls !
 


 
 
Thursday, 25th January

Bookmaker deals boost Inspired Gaming shares
www.inspiredgaminggroup.com

 
 
Tuesday, 22nd January

Elixir Gaming Technologies Provides Market Update
www.elixirgaming.com

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