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Archive 2008:  15th - 21st March

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Friday, 21st March

British News
Easter First: Bookies Open On Good Friday - Sky News
Good Friday gambling angers church - Daily Telegraph
Betting shops open in Good Friday first
Worker probed over 'web gambling' - Inverness.
Probe into fears of £1m online betting scam

Macau, China
Teledifusão de Macau - English News Service 20-03-2008
Speymill Macau Property Company plc - Preliminary results

Patrick Casino Bill Goes Bust - Defeated 108-46.

Casinos' lucky days running out - $550

Indian gaming
Tribe may build Kansas casino - Kansas & Oklahoma
Navajo Nation to build first casino in New Mexico - Kansas & Okl

additional headlines
Rudd accused of taking gifts from gambling magnate - Australia
Nevadan Nabbed in 1975 Scam Gets Casino Relicensing
Legislation would let dog race gambling expand - Florida
Lottery officials, Omri Sharon implicated in Payis bribe scandal - Israel

Thursday, 20th March

Atlantic City              The Press of Atlantic City
Bally’s lays off 55 cashiers, slot attendants

Atlantic City              Business Week/AP
Gambler who banned himself from casinos loses bid to play again

Massachusetts              Boston Globe & AP
Casinos proposal on brink of defeat
Fate of casino bill likely sealed within days

Atlantic City              Forbes/AP
N.J. Casinos Adopt $25K Chips
A new gold standard for Atlantic City gambling chips

Los Angeles              L.A. Times
Card counters versus the Las Vegas casinos
Where the film '21' was shot in Las Vegas

Kiev              Kiev Post
Go gamble! - In depth look at Kiev's casino scene.

Macau, China
Teledifusão de Macau - English News Service 19-03-2008

British News
Knifeman targets capital bookie's - Edinburgh

additional headlines
BWIN says Q4 gross gaming revs up 24.9% on sports betting, poker growth
Chris Moore Wins the 2008 Wynn Classic
$25,000 lottery ticket found - six years later
Chaaban's casino racket - South Africa
Police intensify crackdown on underground gambling operations

Wednesday, 19th March

London & Las Vegas              Reuters, Press Gazette & BrandR epublic
US billionaire wins damages from British paper
Daily Mail left with £4m libel bill after battle with world's 12th richest man
Daily Mail loses £4m libel case to casino operator
Glazer's Big Gamble - The Daily Mail article. It's not surprising that Sheldon Adelson won.

Israel & Greece    
Queenco Leisure International Ltd - Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 December 2007

Macau, China
Teledifusão de Macau - English News Service 18-03-2008

British News
Government to outline Tote plans by end of April
Sportech joins Tote race with plan for pools link - Daily Telegraph
Cantor Fitzgerald Adds Poker to Bonds With New Device - Bloomberg
Teen arrested over attempted robbery at bookies

Las Vegas
Behind the big bucks and big deals in Vegas gaming - LVS Liz Benston
Credit crunch could bring halt to Cosmopolitan, Plaza resorts - LVR-J
Power Restored to Las Vegas Strip Hotels - KLAS TV
Bettors good old days are now - LVS

Dublin              eMediaWire
Devilfish Gaming Signs With Entraction Network

New Zealand              Sydney Morning Herald
SkyCity pins hopes on high rollers

Louisiana              Daily Comet
Louisiana casinos win $234 million in February

Atlantic City              Courier-Post & Newsday/AP
Firms show interest in buying Tropicana
Tropicana overseers tight-lipped on bidders

Shreveport & Reno             Yahoo/AP
Eldorado Taking Full Casino Ownership

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
Out of the Gate: Shuffle Master Slides - Down 26% on Tuesday. Market Cap. now just $187m

additional headlines
The MIT Blackjack Team: How Did They Do It? - G2E Online Education Center
Wynn Resorts, Limited Announces Executive Promotions
Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas to be rebranded
Man beaten to death outside San Jose casino -
Tinian Dynasty not worried about Rota casino Hits €400,000 Jackpot To Lead This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Exclusive Domain Auction announced for April 3-5, 2008 in Amsterdam

Tuesday, 18th March

Kentucky              Courier-Journal
Gambling czar bet millions on Kentucky getting casinos

Macau, China
Teledifusão de Macau - English News Service 17-03-2008
Oceanus Casino to Start Construction in June 2008? - Macau Daily Blog
Celine Dion Wows Macau Fans With Top Show

Paradise Casino Opens at Kam Pek Casino Macau - - Paradise Entertainment Ltd.

Walter Power named CEO of New Cotai Entertainment - Macau Daily Times

Austria & Germany              Bloomberg & CNBC/Thomson Financial
Bwin Loses Interim Ruling Over German Betting Order
German court dismisses appeal to delay enforcement of banning order

2008 World Series of Poker Europe(SM) Presented by Betfair Set for September 19 to October 1 in London

Cryptologic Limited - 4thQ and full year results

Las Vegas             San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Owners of Plaza casino-hotel denies delay rumors

Las Vegas             Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master posts surprise Q1 loss; shares fall
Expenses Lead to Shuffle Master Loss

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
Shuffle Master, Inc. Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2008)

Colorado Springs             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Posts 239% Increase in Earnings From Operations

British News
Knifeman strikes at Bookmakers - William Hill, Alvaston.

additional headlines
Development plan for Adelaide casino

Monday, 17th March

London             The Times &
Casino loses £7m claim against Arab bank
NBAD wins multi-million gambling lawsuit
Grosvenor Casinos Ltd. v. National Bank of Abu Dhabi, [2006]

Los Angeles             Bloomberg
World Poker Tour and GSN Team up to Launch Integrated Website,

Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts, Limited Announces Departure of Ronald J. Kramer
Griffon Names Kramer As Its New CEO

British News
Netplay TV buys for 6.25 mln stg
Sportingbet Enters Canadian Sports Betting Market

U.S. Banking Crisis
JPMorgan to Buy Bear for $2 a Share
Stunned Bear investors eye legal claims - Bear Stearns last 5 days.
Dollar Falls to a Record Low Vs Euro
Oil Rises to New Record As Dollar Drops
Oil Prices Plunge on Concerns That the Crisis Facing Bear Stearns Will Widen
Gold up 3% and briefly clears $1,030/oz
U.K. Banking stocks

Las Vegas            RIC "FIS"
Las Vegas embraces its mobster past

Adelaide             Bloomberg
Sky City Reviews Adelaide Plan; Early Decision Sought

Iowa             Sioux City Journal
Casinos contribute $1 billion to state economy

South Africa   
Tsogo bid bites into Reef results

additional headlines
Slots casinos: Agents keep eyes on house, gamblers - Pennsylvania
EPT Warsaw, Final Table: Michael Schulze Takes Title
Laws on casino regulation delayed - Registration required
Collector cleans up with pop-culture sale
Swedish Decision Halts Net Gambling Media Prosecutions
Casino fire show bid loses - Melbourne
Flames Shooting at Crown Casino in Melbourne - YouTube

Sunday, 16th March

Las Vegas             Reuters
New tour surveys aftermath of Vegas' property bust
One tour that the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Bureau won't be overly enthusiastic to promote.
Las Vegas ‘Foreclosure Express’ bus tour

British News
NetPlayTV boss in internet casino gamble - Sunday Telegraph

Options open for gambling licence award - Swansea
About time the bookies put some money back into sport - Daily Mail
Conman jailed for cheating millions from 'friends' - The Guardian
Grandson stole £17,000 from blind man to fund his gambling addiction
Punter's £200k bet on Cup loser - The Sun

Vienna & Siberia             RIC "FIS"
'Casino of Austria' to Enter Altai Krai's Gambling Zone
'Siberian Coin' Gambling Zone to Be Developed in Altai Krai - February 2008.

North Dakota & Las Vegas             Army Times
Guardsman who stopped casino shooter awarded

Denmark & Germany             Yahoo/PRNewswire
German Domain Name Sold for USD 591,000.00
Jan Balslev is right - at €400,000 it is a bargain.

bodog patent case
1st technology accuses Bodog of Blackmail
Ayre Hires Private Investigator to Uncover Lewis
Bodog Files for Patent Reexamination

Saturday, 15th March

British News
How property lost at the casino - Property Week
Casino group look at alternatives - Manchester Evening News
Battered punters left millions poorer as the bookies clean up -
Harry Findlay cashes in after letting his horse do talking - The Times
"I see life as a casino," he said this week. "Money is chips to play life with."

Betting shop robber jailed - Bromley, Kent.
Armed robbers target betting shop - Ladbrokes. Dorking, Surrey
Woman loses £26,000 in lotto scam - BBC

Carson City, Nevada             In Business Las Vegas
Control Board shows licensing no slam dunk

New Brunswick, Canada             Yahoo/AP
New Brunswick: 4 Proposals for Casino - Canadian Gaming Association

New York             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Scientific Games Racing Signs New Contracts with Nassau OTB

Connecticut             Hartford Business & Yahoo/AP
Attorney General says state can ban smoking in Indian casinos
Judge Upholds Foxwoods Union Vote
Around 2,700 dealers work at Foxwoods and they voted 1,289 to 852 in favor of unionising.

pop culture & politics
Obama's pastor's fiery words
Betfair: Next U.S. President odds - McCain at 2.9 looks the value bet.

additional headlines
Genting International in online gambling
Voices of 160 casino workers - Philippino Hotel workers in Reno, Nevada
Poker: It isn't luck, says Annie Duke - But try proving that statement in court :)

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