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Archive 2008:  15th - 21st June

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Saturday, 21st June

DUBLIN - The Irish Times &
Minister signals new gambling laws will allow casinos
"Minsiter for Justice Dermot Ahern has signalled his intention to liberalise the State's gambling laws by legalising casinos and creating a new regulatory authority for all forms of gaming."
Ahern set to gamble on casinos

ATLANTIC CITY - Asbury Park Press/AP
Dealers to rally in AC for contracts with casinos
Rally in Atlantic City on June 21 about fairness, justice for casino workers

EU to raise stakes in gambling feud with US
House committee to vote on suspending Internet gambling ban
H.R. 5767: To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal...

Betting On Gaming's Losing Streak
S-Network Global Gaming Index(SM) Returned -17.37% Through May - 5th June

British news
Bingo firm in machines row

Additional headlines
Ex-worker at Pechanga casino charged seeking bribes from applicants
Hard Rock to Open Vegas' First Poker Lounge
NBA demands $1.4 million from disgraced referee
Legalities governing gambling in Florida just plain silly
Old casino building to be turned into entertainment hub - Cebu City
Global Payments Announces Agreements With Nine Casinos

At dealer school, students are hoping the odds of landing a job are in their favor - Miami Herald
Casino Dealer's Academy poker dealer school

Friday, 20th June

LAS VEGAS SUN - Liz Benston
Lanni steps down from gaming lobby’s board
Tropicana is going, going, not going

Caesars Windsor casino opens after $439m makeover in Ontario city

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces PokerPro Contracts across Bulgaria

British News
Bingo halls chiefs gamble on ‘casino’ - Birmingham Mail
Bookies robbed twice in three weeks - Walthamstow

Additional headlines
Parkinson's drug likely triggering gambling addiction, study finds
18-yr Age Limit for Gambling Machines - Finland
New casino opens amid study on addictions - Alberta
MGM Mirage announces hotel project in China
Ex-Mirage exec awarded $4.5 million judgment
World Series tests players’ skill - or luck
Station Casinos offering locals rebate to join players club

Rio-Sapphire joint venture an inevitable merging of casinos and strip clubs

Thursday, 19th June

MINNEAPOLIS - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac Inc. Adds Eight New Thunderbird Locations

Airline cuts, high gas prices making Las Vegas tougher to get to and more expensive

NJ rejects Tropicana bids, restarts sale process

Wednesday, 18th June

LAS VEGAS - Business Week
Study: World gambling revenue to top $155B in 2012

ATLANTIC CITY - & Press od Atlantic City
Harrah's prez wins with basketball, and with casinos
Harrah's four Atlantic City casinos earn license renewal

Poaching customers’ names can toast some casino hosts

IOC to monitor suspicious gambling
Early Warning System GmbH

Hit Group - Chooses Bally's Networked Floor of the Future(TM) for Its Gaming and Entertainment Centers in Slovenia

Casino king makes right Macau call - Originally published in the L.A. Times.
Adelson's ties said to have eased Macau casino bid - Macau Daily Times
Port Authority warns of possible floods in the next couple of days

People Sick from Suspicious Package At Las Vegas Casino
Suspicious Package At The Red Rock Casino

Thousands of anti-government protesters rally over Thai-Cambodia boundary dispute
"Sondhi Limthongkul, a key leader of the anti-government alliance, alleged that Noppadon gave up some territory near the temple in exchange for his “boss"—Thaksin—getting concessions to develop a casino complex on Cambodia’s Koh Kong island."

Online & interactive
Online poker cheating demonstrates insider risk - Ultimate Bet/Absolute Poker.
Antigua, US gambling dispute drags on - New resolution date set

Additional headlines
Louisiana casino revenue jumps 10.4% in May - Tax rebate cheques.
Calif. congressman finds Estonia trip profitable - at the slots
Cripple Creek Won't Force Casinos To Snuff Smoking

Bail extended for man arrested over betting shop row - Pagebet, Pelton.
Betting shop manager dies after bet row - 3rd June.
Knifeman strikes at Radlett bookies - 3rd June.
Police smash huge lottery scam - Bath
Another Gala Bingo Hall Bites the Dust

U.S. economic woes
Gas prices hit all-time high - Prices are over $8 a gallon in most of Europe.
Brothel to offer gasoline gift cards - LVR-J

Tuesday, 17th June

LAS VEGAS - MarketWatch
Airfare hikes, capacity cuts start to pinch Las Vegas

3 accused of stealing $108 million Tropicana player list
Workers accused of stealing casino players list

LONDON - The Times & Yorkshire Post
Three Bells fruit machine group bought by Credit Suisse
Sale of gaming firm Danoptra secures finance

Two Casinos Open Near Indianapolis

MINNEAPOLIS - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac, Inc. Awarded Significant Four Casino Contract

Online & interactive
Playtech says 112 mln pound placing completed successfully
Playtech raises £112m for acquisitions

The Hinkle brothers make history at the WSOP
Rebuy madness leads to loaded WSOP final table - Event 28.

additional headlines
Global Cash Access acquiring Cash Systems for $33M
Missouri commission puts moratorium on new casinos
Carpenter killed in fall at Vegas Strip work site
Masked bandits rob gaming room - Melbourne

Monday, 16th June

Mohegan Sun posts slight gain in Slot Revenue for May
MGM Grand opening helps boost local casinos' slots revenue

HOUSTON - Houston Chronicle
Fertitta to take Landry's private for $415 million

BARBADOS - & Barbados Advocate
Casinos a 'no-no'
Gaming on a controlled basis?

Macau & Asia
Bintan casino not scrapped

Crown denies Packer's role in Philippine casino project - The Australian
Packer in Talks for Philippine Casino, South China Post Says - Bloomberg
Packer to invest US$1.5b in Philippine casino venture: - Straits Times
PAGCOR City Development News

Sheldon Adelson's ties said to have eased Macao casino bid - LA Times
Chips are up for casino - Shanghai Daily

Mt. Airy Casino Resort Closes Due to Power Outage and Reopens Under Watchful Eye of the PA Gaming Control Board

Online & interactive
New channel for roulette TV operator
Cryptologic agrees exclusive deal with new Irish online gaming site Betjacks

additional headlines
Two Bad Bets Could Break Las Vegas Sands (LVS)
Probe into gambling don’s death - Bombay
One third of Hong Kong parents have gambling habit, says survey
Alcoholism drug may curb problem gambling
Tom Boucher: A visit to Foxwoods shows why casinos are wrong for NH
Four teenagers charged with Addington bookies raid

Sunday, 15th June

Senator wants to shrink pokie jackpots
Australians $$$ Spend More On Gambling Than On Food
Goa's offshore casinos in troubled waters

Casino industry hedges its bets to survive in a changing world - Scotland
40% of the members at the new Alea casino in Glasgow are female.

Gambling linked to depression - Australia
500 evacuated from casino - Adelaide
Gambler son 'of interest' in Pleasanton deaths - California

Missouri riverboat casinos’ revenue increases in May
Ladbrokes Loses Dutch Court Ruling Over Online Bets - 13th June
"The Harrow, England-based company violated Dutch law by allowing national residents to place bets on its Web site, the court said in a ruling today."

STV forced to apologise for betting advert error - Scotland
Safe Bet: Casino Gets Closure Warning On Violence

Macau - news from the last 2 weeks,, Macau Daily Blog & Macau Daily Times.
SJM to try market again
Melco drops business model for second casino - 13th June. Taipa Square.
Poker Machines Will Prevail in Macau Says Aristrocat - 7th June. G2E Asia
Poker tournament raises HK$2.2 million for Sichuan - 7th June.
Venetian appoints new managing director - 7th June.
Venetian operating illegally without a MD - Macau Daily Times. 2nd June.
Residents oppose skyscrapers built in front of their homes - Taipa
Skyscraping Windsor Arch development is legal: government
Cotai Jet extends service to evenings -
‘Waterspout’ appeared in Macau - I've got it on video !
G2E Asia field trip blog at

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