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Archive 2008:  15th - 21st May

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Wednesday, 21st May

Macao seeks to regulate gaming market but casino operators have diverging views - Xinhua. Perhaps this months top story !

Govt to meet casino operators - Blog Macau
Gambling stops as locals, casinos mourn quake - Macau Daily Times
TDM English News - Chinese Earthquake.

Singapore            Reuters
Genting says Singapore casino costs under control - Construction September 2007 - 30th January, 2008

Kansas            Yahoo/AP
Kansas Lottery Commission delays casino vote
The four future casinos in Kansas will be State owned, privately managed operations.

British news
Stuart Wheeler: 'Gamblers love to lose? Not me…'

Ladbrokes boss bumps BA flights off its books - Daily Telegraph
"The thing is I always fly with BA. As a company we must be spending a few million a year. I spend around £100,000 a year myself."
Blackpool casino hopes revived
"Lord McNally of Blackpool said gambling licences could be transferred to the resort if they are not taken up by other towns."
Ken betting on NEC for casino

Bookmaker admits to sending 'inappropriate and silly' e-mail - The Times

Ontario, Canada  
CBC tests system by visiting casinos, cashing out large amounts
Casino loophole lets criminals launder cash, RCMP fear

Niagara Falls, Canada            Niagara Falls Review
More than 250 casino workers take buyouts

Mississippi            Biloxi Sun-Herald
Casinos take a hit - Coast down 9.5%, state off 13%

Atlantic City  
Wall Street: Credit crunch will weed out poor casino plans

Atlantic City  
Casino workers to rally next month
Labor, community rally to pack Atlantic City on June 21 - United Auto Workers.

online & interactive relaunches on the Entraction network

additional headlines
Bally Tech Execs Cash Out Some Shares
Vegas casino says Barkley has paid $400,000 debt
Cockfight gambling: police prove ultimate winner - Pakistan
Texas casino financier sentenced to 39 months - Ivy Kwok Ong
Police: Suspect in N.J. triple murder frequented casinos - Kang-Hyuk Choi

Tuesday, 20th May

Hollywood Casino In Suburbs Fined $800,000
"Hollywood Casino sent 146 problem gamblers, who voluntarily excluded themselves from Illinois casinos, fliers and promotional materials in a mass mailing earlier this year,"

New Jersey            CNBC/AP
Atlantic City casino profits take another tumble
"The average Atlantic City hotel room cost $93.03 a night in the first quarter, down from $101.84 in the last quarter of 2007."
CCC Announces 1st Quarter 2008 Results

British News
New line in betting shop murder - BBC Manchester.
Mum wins £27,000 from bookies over pregnancy insults - William Hill.
Masked raider robs bookies - William Hill, Peterlee.

Sports betting
Tennis betting panel to further review 45 matches - CNBC/AP
Betting: 45 tennis matches under suspicion - CNN/AP

online & interactive
Parliament approves Internet gambling law - South Africa

Tour firms hold aces as Vegas players vie for Macau - Macau Junkets.
TDM English News - Chinese Earthquake.

additional headlines
Betrog Bande die Spielbank? - Wolfsburg, Germany.
ILD secures Gran Scala funding - InterGameOnline

Monday, 19th May

Maidstone   & Yahoo/Thomson Financial
Rank announces appointment of casinos managing director
Rank Group appoints Phil Urban as managing director of its casino business

Goa            Daiji World
Goa Government to Award More Off Shore Casinos

New Jersey            Yahoo/AP
NJ senator vows fight for legalized sport betting
Under a 1993 Federal law sports betting is legal in Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon although only Nevada allows it.

Clonmel, Ireland            Irish Times
Casino raid sparks call for new gaming laws - Registration required.
Casino raided and shut down by Gardai -

NetPlay TV plc - Preliminary Results for the year ended 31st December 2007

Connecticut casinos expand as economy slows
"Foxwoods reported Thursday a net slot win of $58 million, a $7.3 million decrease from April 2007."

"Mohegan Sun said last week it would cut about 600 jobs through attrition over time as it announced net income was down nearly 21% from a year ago."

TDM English News - Chinese Earthquake.
Macau Govt to observe 3-day mourning

Colorado - low stakes gaming
Low bet limit, high gas prices challenge casinos - Denver Post
Casinos watch as revenue disappears

additional headlines
Fatal explosion linked to gambling dispute - East China
Mena Suvari Stars in 'Sex & Lies in Sin City'

Saturday & Sunday, 17th & 18th May

Goa            Navhind Times
New casino on Mandovi - MV Pride of Goa.

Poker at The Movies – Why Does Hollywood Fail?

British News
Bookies take stand as OFT looks on - Sunday Telegraph
Assembly looks at casino scheme - Great Yarmouth

Lords pave the way for Teesside casino - Middlesbrough
Solihull nearer to having new casino - NEC
Categories of Casino Regulations 2008 - Lords Hansard


Ladbrokes scores with football flutters
Ladbrokes roulette winnings up

PartyGaming cuts pay for new chief
Online gambling firm's offer to sponsor Cardiff City during FA Cup rebuffed

Goa            Navhind Times
25% casino players from Goa, vicinity

TDM English News - Chinese Earthquake.

Friday, 16th May

British News
Ladbrokes Plc - Interim Management Statement - Ladbrokes advertising in Copenhagen - Ladbrokes HQ.

Casino plan bosses give up on appeal - Reading
Public safety scuppers casino scheme

Las Vegas            Sports Illustrated/AP
Barkley says he'll repay debt to Las Vegas casino after felony threat

online & interactive
888 Holdings Plc - 888 signs strategic agreement with Rival Powered
Bwin Interactive Entertainment - Results for the first quarter

TDM English News - Chinese Earthquake.
Crime in Macau on the Rise - Macau Daily Blog

Chips Pile Up At Melco PBL - Forbes
Investors Bet Against Melco

additional headlines
Ausgespielt: Polizeirazzia in illegalem Casino - Mönchengladbach
New Asia gaming meet announced - InterGameOnline

Thursday, 15th May

Las Vegas
CityCenter pushes ahead, despite economy - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter budget hits $9 billion - Casino City Times/Gaming Wire
Fire destroys Boulder Highway casino
Long-shuttered Henderson casino destroyed by flames
Alystra to rise again? - February 2007.

Macau            Yahoo/Prime Newswire, AP
MPEL Reports First Quarter 2008 Earnings
Melco PBL Entertainment swings to 1Q profit

British News
Leeds casino opening on hold - Yorkshire Post
"The opening of a £13m showpiece casino built in Leeds has been delayed for at least nine months."

Genting poised for closures
"Closure of the Mint in Luton and the Triangle in Bristol would bring the number of recent closures to nine," - Former website

PartyGaming shuffles management
Gambling row - Arcade owner whinging. Interesting numbers.

Washington            Las Vegas Sun/AP & Reuters
US gambling revenues up 5.3% to $34 billion in 2007
Gamblers lost $34 billion at U.S. casinos in 2007 - AGA's State of the States 2007

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
CityCenter Commemorates Construction Milestone With 'Topping Out' of First Tower, Vdara Condo Hotel

Las Vegas & Macau            Yahoo/AP & Business Wire
Elixir Gaming slides after 1st-quarter loss widens
Elixir Gaming Technologies to Host Asian Gaming Market Tour

TDM English News - Chinese Earthquake.

U.S. Suppliers - Q1 results
Gaming Partners Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2008

additional headlines
In Las Vegas geht die Sonne unter - Süddeutsche Zeitung
Schwarzenegger relies on lottery for bail-out
Bluff Media purchases Woman Poker Player Magazine

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