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Friday, 7th March

Nevada             Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Nevada's January gambling revenue falls 4.8%
Analyst Cuts Price Targets on Bally Technologies, Shuffle Master on Product Demand Concerns

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Riviera Reports Record Results for 2007

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hard times: LV billionaires take a beating in Forbes magazine's current list

Nevada             Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Nevada casinos find that profits from penny slots really add up
Station Casinos reports flat revenue, drop in profit

British News
Gala Coral loses half its value as it talks to lending banks - The Guardian
SVG Capital forced to write down £60m
Buy-out hopes for the Tote
Arena plans to bid for casino licence -
Armed raid in Bicester bookmakers - William Hill. Bicester, Oxforshire
Churches could cut links to Lottery

Los Angeles             Yahoo/Business Wire
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2007 Financial Results

additional headlines
Study: State casinos could generate up to 21,000 long-term jobs - Mass.
Samak says Parliament already conducted public hearings on casinos
Isle Of Capri Casinos ratings on negative watch - S&P
Taj Mahal tweaks: Come hither, high roller
WyCo delays review of Las Vegas Sands casino proposal - Kansas

Thursday, 6th March

U.S.             Yahoo/AP
Homeowner Equity Is Lowest Since 1945
Home Foreclosures Hit Record High
Stocks Fall Amid Credit Concerns

Atlantic City             Yahoo/AP
Corzine: AC Casino Financing Looks OK

Montreal             National Post
Ottawa targets gaming - Native reserve hosts illegal online poker sites
Ottawa renews bid to stamp out native gambling sites

Forbes Billionaire listings
The World's Billionaires
With $26 billion, Sheldon Adelson drops down from 3rd to 12 on this years Forbes list and he's now $36 billion behind Warren Buffett.
#12 Sheldon Adelson
#41 Kirk Kerkorian
#113 Stanley Ho
#277 Stephen Wynn
Gambling & Leisure listings

British News
City surprised as PartyGaming chief quits
Gaming chief to cash in his chips
Suspicious betting at Crufts forces William Hill to refuse bets
Bookies suspend Crufts betting over 'super dog' scandal
Commercial betting in pubs is illegal, licensees warned - The Publican
Armed robbers target betting shop - Sunderland

Rota, C.N.M.I             Marianas Variety
Rota mayor names 5 to casino commission

Los Angeles             Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour(R) Crowns First Female Champion

Gaming Investments             Yahoo/AP
Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian Donates 5M MGM Mirage Shares

additional headlines
Hundreds gather at Capitol to oppose casinos - Kentucky
Casinos begin reporting gamblers' winnings to IRS - Pennsylvania
Contract approvals will delay casinos in Kansas - Kansas
Tropicana fine deferral denied
Packer checks out Atlantic City - Scroll down
Shuffle Master, Inc. Appoints New Acting Chief Financial Officer

Wednesday, 5th March

Atlantic City             Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Trump Entertainment Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2007 Results
Trump Entertainment Resorts Loss Widens

Matthews, N.C.             Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Says Lightning Poker's Patent Lawsuit is Without Merit

St. Louis, Missouri             Reuters
Isle of Capri Casinos posts wider Q3 loss
Isle of Capri Casinos Earnings Conference Call (Q3 2008)

St. Louis, Missouri             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results and New Chief Executive Officer

London             Plus Market Group
Devilfish Gaming Plc - Flotation on Plus Markets - Interesting reading

Macau             Macau Daily Blog/Macau Daily Times
Another 36,000 Hotel Guestrooms to Hit Macau
Ao Man Long Tells Macau Court He Did Receive Bribes

Vladivostok, Russia             Vladivostok Times
Gambling Zone on Russkiy Island Will Become “Anchor” for Investors
Google Maps - Russkiy Island

Reno & London             Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology and Cyberview Technology, Inc. Announce Preliminary Merger Discussions

Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Lightning Poker Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against PokerTek

London             Yahoo/Reuters & Thomson Financial
PartyGaming CEO to step down
PartyGaming FY EBITDA from continuing ops up 119%, CEO to step down

Thailand             IHT/AP
Thai prime minister proposes legalizing casinos at five tourist spots

additional headlines
Tentative Agreement Reached for Casino Workers - British Colombia
Growing betting firm choses St Albans
Government to outline auction plans for Tote
Moody's cuts Tropicana Entertainment's rating
Jack Ruby’s gun to go up for auction in Las Vegas

Tuesday, 4th March

Las Vegas             San Francisco Chronicle/AP - Adam Goldman
New Book Takes Aim at Vegas Moguls
Winner Takes All: Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas

Bangkok             AFP
Thailand's PM vows to build kingdom's first casinos
Five casinos in the tourist regions of Phuket, Pattaya, Khon Kaen, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai.

Malaysia             Malaysian Star
Genting still an attractive bet

Liverpool             Liverpool Daily Post
Betting giant to test £500 gaming machines in Liverpool

Glasgow             Glasgow Daily Record
Las Vegas Poker Spree Brothers Facing Jail Over ATM Thefts

Dublin             The Times
Odds favour more UK shops for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power

London   , Yahoo/Sharecast & Thomson Financial
Sportingbet Plc - Unaudited results for the 2ndQ ended 31/1/2008
Sportingbet in black, awaits Euro 2008

Playtech Limited - Audited full year results for the year ended 31/12/2007
Playtech FY pretax profit 42.34 mln usd vs 60.76 mln;

Online Gambling             Washington Post - Columnist opinion
Internet Gaming Rules Face Long Odds

additional headlines
Lottomatica and Medstroms hold 92 pct of Sweden's Boss Media after bid
Man went berserk and smashed up bookie's over €2 loss - Ireland
€14 million: What we gambled every day last year - Ireland
KARACHI: Brutal cockfights attract gamblers - Pakistan
Minister faces casino wrath - Manchester
Roos calls for gambling ban on NAB Cup - Australia
Poker Players Alliance Spent $940,000 Lobbying in 2007
BLM wins Grosvenor Casinos brief

Monday, 3rd March

St. Louis, Missouri             Yahoo/AP
Isle of Capri Casino Falls on Downgrade - Market Cap. down now to just $267 million.

London             Yahoo UK/AFP, The Times & Guardian
Porn baron Paul Raymond dies
Paul Raymond, porn baron who became 'the King of Soho', is dead
Paul Raymond - Obituary

London & Ireland             Yahoo UK/Thomson Financial
Paddy Power FY profits up 59%, to double size of UK estate

Thailand             Bangkok Post
Samak backs legalised casinos, but critics slam idea

Washington             iGamingNews
$3.3 Mill Spent Lobbying I-gaming Policy in US, 2nd Half '07
Interesting the Poker Players Alliance spent a whopping $1.2 million. The AGA spent $800,000 during the period on a variety of issues.

Atlantic City             Yahoo/AP
Snake Eyes: Atlantic City's Hot Hand May Be Cooling Amid Tightened Credit Conditions

additional headlines
MTR Gaming Group's Sale of Binion's in Las Vegas to Close This Week
AFL getting rich off pokie machines - Australia
Help for gamblers - York
Wide range of ‘exciting’ casino ideas - Yarmouth.
Chris Ferguson Wins the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Championship
Becker launches poker career
Betting on losers could kick firm into big league

Sunday, 2nd March

Las Vegas             Sunday Times
£20bn bet by Vegas bosses - New casino and hotel resorts will be bigger than ever - The Sunday Times interview with Sheldon Adelson and others.

London             Sunday Times
Gala mulls move to shuffle £4bn debt
TV adverts help Ladbrokes to a 46% increase in profits
News also that Ladbrokes has opened 3 adult gaming centres in Barnsley, Hull & Liverpool.
Ladbrokes: 2007 Preliminary Results Webcast - 28/2/2008

Gambling firms face support levy

London             The Guardian & Sunday Express
Rank takeover 'inevitable' after it sells off pension plan
Rank sell-off fuels bid talk

Problem Gambling 
Wales’ £500m gambling epidemic - Wales on Sunday
$5.4m stolen to feed gambling addiction - Tasmania.

Philippines             Philippine Inquirer
Casino rejected by Baguio prospers in La Union

Kentucky             L.A. Times
Horse racing industry bets on casinos

additional headlines
'Get moving on Rota casino industry' - Rota, C.N.M.I.
Little difference between gaming lounges and casinos - Jamaica
Casino owner rethinking company's future - Iowa. Terrible Herbst.
Number of casino jobs is disputed - Patrick's 30,000 figure questioned
Tribe bets future of Akela Flats casino project on settlement in Oklahoma
Concerns over rise of betting shops - Weymouth
Undercover police to stop street gamblers - Leicestershire

Saturday, 1st March

Las Vegas             Daily Mail
Meet Steve Cyr: The casino fixer who's made a fortune out of other people losing theirs

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Guns, anarchy text found in room with ricin - LV police say terrorism not motive despite discovery

Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Union’s plan: Win dealers’ gratitude, then their votes
No win-win for Wynn, former dealer - Wynn tipping dispute
Columbia Sussex found in default, but it still breathes a sigh of relief
Gamblers still spending despite economic woes, Harrah’s says
The latest on the ricin incident

New Mexico             AP, Business Week & Las Cruces Sun-News
N.M. Police Ready to Block Tribal Gaming
Feds warn tribe against opening casino
Governor orders access blocked to "illegal' casino

Düdingen, Switzerland   
Spielautomaten-Konzern Escor steigert 2007 Gewinn

Salzburg, Austria             Vienna Online
Razzia gegen illegales Glücksspiel in Salzburg

Macau             Macau Daily Times
Casinos poised to profit from eventual online market
School's in for junior gaming executives - Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming
Gaming and Non-gaming Surveillance in Casino Environment

Stanley Ho donates 8 million to university
LVS still waiting on Cotai approvals

Macau             Macau Hub
China: Agreement reached on financing of Zhuhai-Macau-Hong Kong bridge

additional headlines
David Mckee's Stiffs & Georges
Bridge Investment to open Tinian HQ
De Guzman wins Presidents' Day Poker
Burnham-On-Sea MP tackles Minister over changes to arcade laws

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