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Wednesday, 7th May

Australia            SMH
Blow-out in turnover weighs on Aristocrat
"US customers usually replace their machines every five to seven years, but they were now waiting up to 16 years before upgrading to new stock." - Aristocrat chief executive Paul Oneile.
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=ALL.AX&t=1y

New York & London            PRNewswire
Electronic Game Card Awarded Product Patents for Europe and Japan
www.electronicgamecard.com
 

U.S.
Gas or gamble? Economy forces some to choose - USA Today
Weak economy trumps casino stocks
Tropicana files for Chapter 11 protection amid Jersey joust
Report card on Atlantic City casinos, 30 years after arrival - Newsday/AP
 
 

British news
The Rank Group Plc - Interim Management Statement
Rank hit by impact of smoking ban and loss of Section 21 terminals
www.rank.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=RNK.L
Seaside arcades in Wales suffering
Two in court over betting shop raids - Peterborough
Gunman raids betting shop - Luton
 

Sports betting
Bookmaker - Accrington Stanley betting 'stinks to high heaven'
Soccer-Belgian FA launch irregular betting probe - Anderlecht v's Sint Truiden
Gokschandaal Anderlecht - STVV
 

Macau
Two more encouraging Macao tourism data points - Cotai Casino News
Welcome to the Venetian Macao - Collection of YouTube videos
 

Waukegan, Illinois            Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Reports $0.32 Diluted EPS for Fiscal 2008 Third Quarter on Record Quarterly Revenues of $173 Million
WMS Industries 3Q profit soars on jump in gaming unit sales - Yahoo/AP
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=WMS&t=1y
WMS v's IGT - 6 month chart
 

Massachusetts            BBC.co.uk
Ex-gambler turns software ace - Yuchun Lee, one of the original MIT card counters.
www.unica.com
 

online & interactive
Online Gambling Firms Unaware of Lawsuits - Gambling911

888 Holdings Plc - Interim Management Statement
www.888holdingsplc.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=888.L

Betbrokers plc - Announcement of Audited Results
www.betbrokers.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BETB.L

Entraction Holding AB Modifies Its Business Idea
 

additional headlines
French Gambling Law Attacked - undated
Hugh Hefner: Me & my money
Crown casino's jewel loses its lustre
Anger over casino exemption from nightclub lockout - Melbourne
Medford trial: Hot Dog King owner details bribes - North Carolina. Illegal slots
Chef stole meat from pub to fund gambling addiction - Teeside
Gambling leads to four years jail - New Zealand
Gambling problem for prosecutor - Tasmania
 

Daily Video & Multimedia - Future casino dealers ?
Automatic Poker Dealer
NXT Card Dealer Robot !!
Lego Card Dealer
Lego Mindstorms Poker Dealer
 


 
 
Tuesday, 6th May

MGM Mirage - Q1
MGM MIRAGE Reports First Quarter Results
Q1 2008 MGM MIRAGE Earnings Conference Call
www.mgmmirage.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=MGM&t=3m
MGM Mirage profit dips as Americans spend less at the table - Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage profit falls 30% as economy slides - Reuters
 

British News
Struggling casino industry sees closures - FT.com
Casino closures number 7 in the last 18 months or so. The article also reveals potential redundancies at London Clubs/Harrahs and the delay in opening of their Alea unit in Leeds.
www.britishcasinoassociation.org.uk
www.lciclubs.com
 

Macau
Casino operators issue 2007 accounts, Stanley Ho leads by profit - MDT
Las Vegas Sands Send in Team to Stop Macau Losses - Macau Daily Blog
 

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Asia Expands Distributor Network
www.tropicana.net
 

Atlantic City & Lake Tahoe            Reuters
Tropicana files for bankruptcy, casinos keep going
Tropicana bankruptcy filing expected Monday-source
Tropicana casino group files for bankruptcy - Yahoo/AFP
Tahoe casinos' owner in trouble
www.tropicana.net
www.tropicanacasinos.com
www.columbiasussex.com
 

Moscow            Bloomberg.com
Billionaire Boyko's Gaming Halls, Stores to Raise $1.5 Billion 
www.ritzio.com - Ritzio Entertainment Group
The World's Billionaires - #785 Oleg Boyko
www.tropicana.net
 

Dubai & LasVegas            Bloomberg
Dubai World to Pay Higher Rates, Seeks New MGM Loans
www.dubaiworld.ae

Atlantic City            Reuters
Tropicana files for bankruptcy, casinos keep going
www.tropicana.net
 

online & interactive
Playtech quarterly revenues up 97%
Playtech Limited - Q1 2008 Key Performance Indicators
www.playtech.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PTEC.L
NetPlay buys Sky channel to launch Blackjack game
www.netplaytv.com
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=NPT.L
 
 

additional headlines
The world’s hottest new casinos
Rhode Island governor vetoes bill allowing 24-hour gambling
Gambling blamed for prosecutor's fraud - Tasmania
Jamaica church leaders fight casino plan
Isle of Capri Iowa casino to reopen after flooding
Bookmaker placed false bets - Northampton
 

Daily Video & Multimedia - Dubai
Fastest Growing City in the World! Middle East 2.0 - Dubai
The World - Dubai
Dubai World Islands
Dubai in 2009
 


 
 
Monday, 5th May

British News
Maxims' message on the changing face of casinos
Interview at the Maxims Casino in Norfolk Road, Birmingham (Former Midland Wheel) with Jason Kirsch, regional operations director for Genting Stanley.
www.stanleycasinos.com/Maxims/Casinos/Maxims_Casino_Birmingham.aspx
Stanley promise full cooperation in betting probe - Accrington Stanley
 

Niagara Falls, Canada             Niagara Falls Review
Casino workers offered buyouts; Uncertain economy brings cutbacks

Sri Lanka             Sri Lanka Sunday Times
BOI chief’s casino men in scuffle with judge - Bellagio Casino
Casino goons manhandle Magistrate

Macau             SMH & Daily Telegraph
Melco shares 'may rise 50% in few years'
Chinese clamp boosts Packer
www.melco-pbl.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=MPEL&t=2y

Bintan, Indonesia             Jakarta Post
Bintan casino plan waiting for a green light from Jakarta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bintan

Mississippi            Clarion Ledger
Gaming school opens to solve staff deficits
www.casinocollege.net - Casino College of Mississippi
 

additional headlines
Churchill Downs: '08 Derby betting down 3.2%
Workers, fans mourn Bay Meadows closing, end of horse-racing era
www.baymeadows.com
AZ's gaming declining
Bookie Beasley quizzed in wake of 'sting' - Victoria, Australia
 
 

Video & Multimedia
The Catherine Tate Show - Crap Croupier - YouTube
The Croupier - Dealing Cards
 


 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 3rd & 4th May

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina             Myrtle Beach Sun
Larger casino boat sails into area - Firm replaces ship with newer model
www.bigmcasino.com
 

Las Vegas & Nevada
In Business Q and A; Terry Caudill - Owner of Four Queens and Binion's
www.binions.com
www.fourqueens.com
High-flying slot maker IGT loses a little altitude - Howard Stutz
Here's hoping Caesars name gives Harrah's some Roman-candle sparkle
Golden Gate's shrimp cocktail special a sign of times - Price rise to $1.99.
www.lasvegasadvisor.com/blogs/dmckee
 

Mississippi & Atlantic City
For casino chip collectors, an unwelcome jackpot
On 14th April at the premises of the defunct Green Duck Company in Hernando, Mississippi a massive haul of Playboy Atlantic City chips was found which had supposedly been destroyed over 20 years ago.
Town hits jackpot; chip market folds
Chips from now-defunct Playboy casino turn up on eBay
****10 different PLAYBOY CASINO CHIPS ****
14 Chip Playboy Casino Atlantic City Set
ebay - Playboy Atlantic City
 

Biloxi, Mississippi             Biloxi Sun-Herald
Casinos beat the cheats - State-of-the-art surveillance monitors action
 

British News
Soccer tycoon stakes £480K on one spin of roulette wheel...and wins £1.3m
www.fiftylondon.com

FA to probe 'unusual betting pattern' - Ananova/PA
FA alerted to unusual betting patterns on League Two game between Accrington and Bury - Daily Mail
Men with machete rob betting shop - Northern Ireland
 

Macau
Casino operators announce results - Blog Macau
Macau On Target For 30 Million Visitors in 2008 - Macau Daily Blog
Wynn profit drops, Macau revenue up - Macau Daily Times
City of Dreams update - Cotai Casino News

Olympic torch relay comes to Macau - Yahoo/AFP
Sand's US team coming to drive efficiency, increase credit - Macau Daily Times
TDM - English News
 

Jamaica            Jamaica Gleaner
Casino caution - Gambling counsellor warns about pitfalls

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania             Pittsburgh Live
Pa. Gaming Board is a bad joke
www.pgcb.state.pa.us

Austria             Nachrichten.at
Novomatic kratzt an Milliarden-Marke
www.novomatic.com
 

additional headlines
Bomb threat leads to Casino evacuation - Oklahoma
Man says he's confused with 'S.D.' in casino case
Luxury homes lose luster fast in Las Vegas
 


 
 
Friday, 2nd May

Wynn Resorts - Q1
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports First Quarter Results
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2008)
www.wynnresorts.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WYNN
 

Wynn Resorts 1st-quarter profit falls 20% - Yahoo/AP
Wynn Resorts Profit Falls on Lower Baccarat Winnings - Bloomberg
Wynn Resorts plans new Vegas hotels, meeting space - Reuters
 

Las Vegas             Yahoo/CNBC
Vegas Crapping Out
Macau casino owners fall on Las Vegas Sands 1Q - Yahoo/AP
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=MGM&t=1y
 

Australia             eMediaWire/Judi Kelly
Australasian Gaming Expo Announces New Conference to Complement Trade Exhibition
www.austgamingexpo.com
 

Atlantic City             Philadelphia Inquirer & United Auto Workers
Atlantic City's casino smoking ban becomes law
Atlantic City Mayor signs casino smoking ban into law at UAW hall
The gaming floor's of Atlantic City's 11 casinos will be 100% smoke free from 15th October.

Poker
Harrah's Announces Major Changes for 2008 WSOP - PokerNews.com
Reactions, Details on WSOP Final Table Date Change - CardPlayer.com
Card Player Poker+Sports Magazine Now Available in Flash
http://europe.cardplayer.com
Allen Cunningham Wins WSOP Circuit Event at Caesars Palace
 

additional headlines
Nude Casinos: All in a Night's Work - Jakarta
‘Mini-casinos’ bringing more slots - British Columbia
Former A.C. casino exec to carry Olympic torch in Macau, China
CASA pursuing legal recognition - South Africa
 


 
 
Thursday, 1st May

New York             Yahoo/Business Wire
Trans World Corporation Announces 1st Quarter 2008 Results
www.transwc.com
www.american-chance-casinos.com

London             The Times
Les Ambassadeurs sale back on the table
www.lesambassadeurs.com

Poker
World Series of Poker stretches out Main Event
WSOP Final Table Delayed Until November - PokerNews.com
WSOP Main Event to be Played Out Televised Live in November - Gambling911
www.worldseriesofpoker.com
http://sports.espn.go.com/espntv/espnShow?showID=GMPO
 

Las Vegas Sands - Q1
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS Q1 2008 Earnings Conference Call
www.lasvegassands.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=LVS - Down to $69.70 in after hours trading

Costs, weaker economy drive Las Vegas Sands to 1Q net loss - Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands posts unexpected 1st-qtr net loss - Reuters
Macau Drags Las Vegas Sands to Profit Miss - TheStreet.com
 

Niagara Falls, Canada             Niagara Falls Review
Wage freeze at casino
www.casinoniagara.com
www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com

Washington & Manila             Daily Tribune
U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT: Money laundered through Pagcor casinos nationwide

Canada             The Province & CBC News
B.C. gov't to hire 9 'responsible gambling information officers'
N.L. gambling suicides not that common, med examiner says
 

additional headlines
E. Idaho tribes plan to build 2 new casinos
Philadelphia lawmakers take another stab at casino relocation
Salvation Army criticises closure of gambling helpline - New Zealand
Ex-Senegal consul charged for helping to run illegal casino - Singapore
 

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