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Archive 2008:  22nd - 31st March

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Monday, 31st March

Gaming, tourism lead GDP in Macau - Shanghai Daily
Melco Announces 2007 Annual Results - PRNewswire
Melco's 2007 annual results webcast

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia              The Edge Online
Casino operators to gain from overseas expansion 

Pennsylvania              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sands Bethworks Chooses Bally Technologies to Provide Full Systems Technology Solution for Networked Casino Floor

U.S.              BBC & CNBC/AP
Gambling film tops US box office
'21' Rakes in $23M Box-Office Jackpot

British News
Casino's £1.8m loss deals blow to Brown - Scarborough

Delay on casino plan for ex-city nightclub - Leeds

Devil Fish Poker six-month to end-Dec pretax loss widens
Devilfish Gaming Plc - Interim results

Neville Porter H1 pretax loss 268,756 stg; sees challenging H2, future trading

additonal headlines
Spread betting firm to beat forecasts - Dublin. Worldspreads.
Tender Expected For May, June To Privatize Turkish National Lottery

Saturday & Sunday, 29th & 30th March

Las Vegas              Reuters
Crown's Las Vegas casino site up for sale

additonal headlines
Ann Summers Bingo and Casino join St Minver
Gambling addicts don't learn from their mistakes
Foreigners cannot buy land in Goa

Friday, 28th March

Macau              Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Gaming Slides on Weak 4Q Results

Macau              Yahoo/AP
Elixir Gaming Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results
ELIXIR GAMING TECHNOLOGIES INC Earnings Conference Call (Q4 2007)

British News
Betting shop boss hurt in armed raid - Coral's, Croydon.
Witness appeal after gunpoint betting shop robbery

Dublin              Irish Examiner
Cowen silent on bookies Ďnodí claim - FOBT's in Irish Bookmakers ?

U.S.              L.A. Times
Card counters versus the Las Vegas casinos
21 (PG-13) Except for Spacey's talent, elements don't add up - Miami Herald
Casino thriller '21' misplays its cards - New York Daily News

additonal headlines
Betting on Gaming Stocks
Melco's a Moneymaker
High Court 'backs NSW Betfair plan'
Sportingbet chairman lifts stake by more than half
Gambling Foundation vows to stop online Lotto - New Zealand

Thursday, 27th March

Macau              China View/Xinhua
Number of Macao's gaming industry employees surges 22.9% in Dec. 2007 - 44,700 staff now work in the S.A.R's casinos.
Macao's visitor arrivals during Easter soar 11.16%

Port Canaveral, Florida    
'Liquid Vegas' To Sail From Port Canaveral

Madeira Beach, Florida              Tampa Bay Online
Competition, Economy Sink Gambling Ship
Economy Sinks Madeira Beach Gambling Cruise Ship

Levis, Quebec              Fox Business/Market Wire
DEQ's G3(TM) Completes Field Trial in Nevada

Atlantic City    
Atlantic City Stumbles on Smoking Ban

Goa              India Times
Goa govt hikes entertainment tax to 10% on casinos

Macau              Macau Daily Times
Ponte 16 still waiting for Sofitel license
Crown 'busiest casino in world': analyst

"Thanks to A-Max's junkets, Melco PBL's market share improved substantially from 5.7 percent in November to 18.1 percent in February, making Crown Macau the busiest casino in the world in terms of betting volume," - Melco. - A-Max.
Galaxy Casino's rating falls amidst rising competition - Galaxy Entertainment.

Las Vegas              Sydney Morning Herald & Daily Telegraph
Packer dealt a dead hand in Vegas
Packer falls down country's rich list

British News
Licensees' £1million gamble - Lancaster.
Lady Luck smiles as casino is saved - Gala Sunderland
Jobs battle at casino site - Manchester
Bookiesí refinance plans are approved - Neville Porter
Man held over betting shop raid - Warminster
Borehamwood man charged with bookie raids - Warminster

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Review-Journal
Entertainer all shook up over talk of Strip casino

Taiwan & Nevada              China Post & Yahoo Aus/Asia Pulse
Nevada interested in Miaoli gaming district
Nevada State Govt Eyes Planned Gaming District In Taiwan

Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Sheldon G. Adelson and Dr. Miriam Adelson Receive Prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship

additonal headlines
PacificNet to Oppose Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition
Mississippi mulls incentives for casinos
High Court gives Betfair green light - Western Australia
Problem Gambling complaint to be investigated - New Zealand
'Vulgar' ad earns bookie a slap on the wrist - Ireland
Tube bans bookie's 'man breast' ad

Wednesday, 26th March

West Virginia              Yahoo/AP
W. Va. Workers Authorize Strike at Mountaineer Casino

Macau              Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Gaming Technologies Further Solidifies Executive Team with New Hirings

British News
Anti-smoking laws the odds against us, and taxes stacking say casino operators - Liverpool Daily Post.
Genting Stanley partnership has proved a good bet - Liverpool Daily Post.
£35m casino plan for Yarmouth - It would be GY's (pop. circa 90k) 4th operation.
Suspected armed robbery at bookies - Corals. Birchington, Kent.
Pair in armed raid at bookmakers - Corals. Birmingham.

Macau Tourist Office aims for +15% hike in Japanese visitors during 2008

Atlantic City              The Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City balks at full ban on casino smoking
"Smoking ends in 90 days," Councilman Bruce Ward said confidently Tuesday. "The casinos, however, will be allowed to construct smoking lounges similar to airport smoking lounges, but they will not have personnel in them."

Bayern, Germany              Main Post
Auch die Kissinger Spielbank leidet unter Rauchverbot

Austria & Germany    
CCC Salzburg eröffnet am Donnerstag - Concord Card Casino, Salzburg opens tomorrow.
Berlin als Schauplatz der nächsten Pokermesse

North Carolina              Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces $2M Loan

Las Vegas              Yahoo/AP
Wynn Paid $11.2 Million in 2007 As Company Grows in Vegas, Macau

Las Vegas              MSNBC/AP
Casinos gamble they can weather downturn

U.S.              Scripps Howard - Liz Benston
Casinos expect '21' will raise interest in blackjack
"People will buy a book, read it halfway through and think they can beat the game - and they lose,"

additonal headlines
Jeju Island, South Korea: Asia's Next Casino Gaming Giant? - €324.
Kansas County Residents Sue to Block 3 Casino Proposals
KCK residents sue to block WyCo casino proposals
Fire Chief Says There Won't Be Any Charges in Vegas Casino Fire

Tuesday, 25th March

Beijing              Yahoo/AP
Bondholders Attempt to Force PacificNet Into Bankruptcy

Victoria, Australia              Melbourne Age & Sky News
Gamblers face stricter limits on pokies
Pokies set for time, cash limits
Vic gambling laws

Las Vegas              Yahoo/PRNewswire
Court Grants Summary Judgment to Bally Technologies in IGT, Shuffle Master Patent Infringement Case

Vietnam              Yahoo Aus/VNA
US Company applies for casino project license in Vietnam - Phu Quoc Island

Nepal              Today Online
Nepal: Supreme Court decision favors Casino King R.D. Tuttle
Tarnishing Image Of Nepal - June 2007.

Vladivostok              Vladivostok Times
Vladivostok is Likely to Lose Gambling Area - Russkiy Island.

Indian gaming
New Wind River Casino to open May 1 - Wyoming

British News
Rank Group says Hong Leong Co lifts stake in co to 9.02%
Bookmakers robbed - again - Corals. Rugby.

Poker - Irish Open
Neil Channing Wins 2008 PaddyPower Irish Open -
Poker king leaves table with €800,000 - Irish Independent
Neil Channing Favorite to Win Irish Open 2008 -

Las Vegas              Reuters
Cosmopolitan developer expects investors to emerge

New Zealand     & New Zealand Herald
Sky City looking to revive its fortunes
Sky City boss sees consolidation first, then expansion

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun
Confessions of a card counter

additonal headlines
Film '21' goes bust as Vegas scheme loses a bet on silly action
888 teams up with NextGen
Canada's Gambling Laws May Pinch GigaMedia
Galaxy Casino's outlook cut to stable from positive, ratings affirmed - S&P
Moniker Unveils Additional Domain Names to Silent Auction
Results For Casino Affiliate Convention - Macau November 28-29, 2007
Results for Casino Affiliate Convention - Amsterdam May 3-5, 2007
The House Edge at Bally's Roulette

Monday, 24th March

Singapore              Today Online
Will there be enough S'poreans for casino jobs?
Marina Bay Sands has promised to provide 10,000 jobs with 7,500 of them being reserved for Singaporeans. - AGMI International Casino College.

Are casinos or complainers blowing smoke?: Debate continues on admission numbers

British News
Our braying, Godless land where Easter is another day at the bookies
It's a safe bet that extending gambling will lead to dispute - The Scotsman
Donít ruin our social lives: Save bingo halls - 43 Bingos closed in the last 14 months

additonal headlines
MA Residents Spent $1.1 Billion at Out of State Casinos in '07
Three More Arrested in Delaware 'Trooper' Poker Robbery
Beijing to launch Olympic-themed lottery
$3 spin at Casino Rama earns $8.9 million jackpot

Sunday, 23rd March

Mississippi & Florida              Clarion-Ledger
Fla. casino expansion worrisome for Coast

Alaska              Sunday Times
Global warming scientists eagerly await first Nenana ice cracks

Nevada Named Most Dangerous State
Nevada Least Safe State For Five Years Running
Report: Nevada Most Dangerous Place To Live

additonal headlines
The billion-dollar men of betting - Australia
Macao rises as gambling mecca
Delinquent casino closing - Black Hawk, Colorado
Las Vegas Man Puts House -- With Interesting Perks -- on eBay

Saturday, 22nd March

Macau, China              Macau Daily Times
Macau records two million visitors for February
Teledifusão de Macau - English News Service 21-03-2008

Australia              Melbourne Age
AFL's lookalike gambling chips come in for a bucketing

Las Vegas              Las Vegas Sun
Tropicana owner hires a Mr. Fix-It
High number of Las Vegas homes now vacant

China              China View/Xinhua
Official accused of gambling public funds stands trial for corruption

Atlantic City              The Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City Council to try again to enact full casino smoking ban

British News
US urges rethink on UK gambling law - Press Association
International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Former Death Row Scot Kenny Richey Banned From Casino - Edinburgh
The East Ender who blew a billion dollars in a day - Joe Lewis
The Good Friday for bookmakers - The Times
Not many takers for Good Friday gambling - Scarborough Evening News
Turf TVís talks with bookmakers falter -
Lottery winner George Wass married to his sister Alice - Daily Mirror

U.S. News
Former Tropicana executive dies - John M. "Jack" Gallaway.
Casino employees have privacy rights, too - Indiana
Time to lift casino loss limit? - Missouri
Belgrade casino robbed - Belgrade, Montana.
Pechanga resort closes two clubs - California

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