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Saturday, 31st May

Las Vegas & Macau            Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. and Stargames to Exhibit at G2E Asia Gaming Expo in Macau, June 4-5, 2008

Las Vegas            WSOP/Bluff Media
Shuffle Up and Deal!

Turkey            Today's Zaman
Gambling Web site linked to money laundering

additional headlines
Russell Goldsmith Joins the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts, Limited
Wynn Macau to Participate in Dragon Boat Races
England footballer's £1million gambling debt - The Times
£21m lottery con gang smashed

Friday, 30th May

British news
£35m casino proposed for Great Yarmouth - Aspers & Pleasure & Leisure Corp.

England star owes bookies £1 million - Daily Express. Player not named.
Bookmaker raiders steal shop safe - Bourne, Lincolnshire.
Internet betting ‘set to take lion’s share’ - Pagebet
Internet Casino Winner Loots William Hill For £1.4million!
PartyGaming shares rise on talk of U.S. settlement
Sportingbet staff held in Turkey after internet gambling crackdown

Kuala Lumpur            Reuters
Malaysia's Genting Q1 net profit down 33 pct
"Genting Bhd reported on Thursday a 33 percent fall in first-quarter net profit due mainly to lower earnings from its UK casino business."

Greektown Casino files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Illinois            Yahoo/AP & UPI
Political fundraiser on trial in Ill. accused of $800K in casino debts
Rezko accused of stiffing two casinos
The Rezko Connection: Obama's Achilles Heel? - ABC News January 2008.
Corrupted Obama - The Antoin Rezko case

Gambling enclave of Macau gets permanent Cirque du Soleil show
Las Vegas Sands bets on new Cirque show in Macau
Cirque du Soleil to shine in Macau - Destination Macau/Aomen TV.
Unemployment slightly down over last year - Macau Daily Times
Govt ‘watching’ Guangdong travelling restrictions - Blog Macau

additional headlines
New casinos prepare to open at Indiana horse tracks
Head of Pa.'s gaming board to resign
Shark's fin won't be on menu at massive casino resort - Sentosa, Singapore.
Tropicana trustee wants to scrap bids for casino - Business Week/AP
Sick bookie suspects leaving jail - Miami Herald
Dane Wins World Poker Tour Spanish Championship - Card Player Europe
Nigerian lottery scam sent 25,000 letters every day - Malaga, Spain.

Systems & advantage play
Where Can I See Dice Control in Action?
Exclusive "Golden Primer" Package - $1995. Ever get the feeling that you're in the wrong part of the business ?

Thursday, 29th May

Atlantic City            Reuters
Trump Marina Hotel Casino sold for $316 million

Atlantic City            Yahoo/Business Wire
Coastal Marina, LLC, a New York-Based Gaming Venture, to Acquire Trump Marina Hotel Casino from Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.

Macau            Yahoo/Reuters
Las Vegas Sands bets on new Cirque show in Macau

Las Vegas & Chile            Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming to Install Casinolink(R) Enterprise Edition at Three Casino Resorts in Chile

Turkey            iii, & Reuters UK
Sportingbet says Turkish authorities detain some of its Superbahis staff
Sportingbet staff detained by Turkish police

Venetian staff donate 2.57 million patacas for quake relief
Travel visa application accpeted once a month
"Meanwhile, the Macao Daily News commentary warned that further measures to regulate Macau’s gaming sector development imposed by mainland China are on the way."

Beijing & Cyprus            Yahoo/PRNewswire
PACT Provides Market Update
Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement, Notice of Delisting

Matthews, N.C.            Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces Quebec's 4th PokerPro Installation at Ludoplex Quebec

Las Vegas & Macau            Forbes
Adelson's Little Macau Problem - Nathan Vardi

British news
£260m new look for the waterside - Leeds Alea Casino
Desperate Nelson gambler jailed after holding up bookies - Burnley

additional headlines
Cyprus tourism needs overhaul, Christofias avoids casino issue
13th man arrested in gambling ring case - South Florida
50 arrests against Málaga lottery scam
W.Va. may nab gamblers for child support - West Virginia & Colorado

Wednesday, 28th May

TDM English News - Fake Wynn Macau chips. 2nd story.
Gaming chips fabricator apprehended at Border Gate - Macau Daily Times

Amman, Jordan            Jordan Times &
Settlement of casino case saved country $1.4 billion - officials
Secret Dead Sea casino deal: MP’s contemplate action - 16/4

Goa            Navhind Times
Caravela to move to Verem

Seoul, South Korea  
Prosecutors Raid Tourist Casinos in Seoul

Online & interactive
Internet sports betting becomes criminal domain
"Declan Hill, a journalist and British expert on the problem, says the amount of corruption in global sports has increased almost 100-fold in the past five years thanks to Internet-based gambling."
Yahoo Sues 'Lottery Spammers'

Betsson to defy Swedish gambling laws - The shop opens 30th May at 12 noon.
Betsson challenges Swedish gaming monopoly – opens betting shop in Stockholm

British news
Jailed: Solicitor's wife who stole £80,000 from husband's law firm to fund fruit machine addiction - Daily Mail
Worker left terrified after robbers target bookies - Corals, North Durham.
Three bookies hit by armed raiders - Newcastle area
Gunmen raid betting shop - Manchester
ASA slams William Hill bingo ad
William Hill Bingo - "Brekkie"
William Hill Bingo - "Footie"
Isle Casino's plea for male singers
Pensioner conned out of life savings in lottery scam

Atlantic City - 30 years Casinos
30 Years of Casino Gambling - Story, Graphic & Slideshow

additional headlines
Five WyCo casino proposals advance - Kansas
Kansas: 10 casino contracts move ahead; one applicant drops out
Ten pending casino proposals advance in Kansas

St. Louis unveils walkway under highway to casino
Tunica casino shuts down overnight because of storm
Burswood Casino told to improve security

Tuesday, 27th May

South Korea            Korea Times
Foreigner-Only Casinos Raided

Queenco Leisure International Ltd  - First Quarter Results

Budapest & Israel  
Plaza Consortium awarded first ever Major casino licence for Mega European leisure and entertainment resort in Hungary

Dublin & Belfast  
Paddy Power plc Acquires Belfast Bookmaking Chain

Macau            Yahoo/Prime Newswire
Melco PBL Entertainment (Macau) Limited Announces Name Change to Melco Crown Entertainment Limited

Sweden            The Local
Gaming firm calls Svenska Spel's bluff - The Lawyers are going to love this one !

Man arrested over faked chips - Blog Macau
In March Wynn Macau apparently found 44 fake HKD5,000 chips. The suspect has now been arrested at the border with an additional 149 chips and 444 labels.

Goa - India
Arrival of Off Shore Casino Hubs Make Panaji Port Congested - 4 Casino boats
Casino Rio, Kings Casino, Casino Goa & Pride of Goa (Believed to be the CanCun that was formerly anchored, but never went into service in Eilat) - 3 Casino boats - Casino Goa - Mandovi River Ferry

British news
Regulator clamps down on slot machine loophole - The Guardian
Arcade operators are apparently splitting their premises to offer additional jackpot machines as well as using bookmakers licenses so they can have 4 FOBT's.

Vietnam            Thanh Nien
Dozens face gambling charges following major raids last year

Manila            Asian Journal
Poker group goes all in with $1-M tourney in RP - 2008 Asian Poker Tour

Mississippi & Louisiana            Yahoo Singapore
Miss., La. casinos feel economic pinch
"In Mississippi, the tally from players who ventured into that state's 29 casinos fell from $260.6 million in March to $210.1 million in April."

additional headlines
Pacman Jones pays $20,000 gambling debt to casino
Netplay buys Pitch Entertainment's gaming database for 125,000 pounds
Dems target Adelson’s politicking - Las Vegas Sun

Monday, 26th May

British news
Gaming firm bets on a sale - Sunday Times - Definately one to watch on Tuesday morning !

Number of armed raids at betting shops increases
In Scotland alone there were almost 200 betting shop robberies last year.

British Web site puts the focus on the fix in sports betting - IHT/Reuters
Interesting stats: Betfair customers have $360 million on deposit with the company and the website handles 15 million transactions a day.

Hungary & Austria  
Asamer hält an EuroVegas fest
Euro Vegas and Experience City in West Hungary
Las Vegas on the Hungarian-Austrian Border? - June 2001

Singapore            Yahoo Singapore
CRA finalising legal framework to keep casinos crime free

Aussie transvestite's skirt too short for casino - It's a slow news day !
Stuck between a frock and a card place

Atlantic City - 30 years Casinos
30 years of casino gambling - it's still a big deal
30 years of casino gambling - PDF

More Online Poker Players Seek Debt Counselling

Magdeburg, Germany            Halle Forum &
Geldspritze für Spielbank Halle
Spielbanken-Pleite nicht ausgeschlossen - 21/5 - Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH.

Victoria, Australia            ABC News & Herald Sun
Halve number of poker machines: task force
New focus on venues to fight problem gambling
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2008

California            The State
Plot thickens in probe of betting machine flaw

Florida            Miami Herald
Lawsuit a threat to slot casinos

Macau April Visitor Arrivals Continues to Grow - Macau Daily Blog
Visitor Arrivals for April 2008
Govt to pay out cash to residents in July - Blog Macau
HK businessman beats casino giant in fight for Macau share - HK Standard
TDM English News - 25/5
TDM English News - 24/5

additional headlines
Las Vegas's bank broken on wheel of fortune - Sunday Times, 17/5
Nepal king to retain his business empire
Vietnam's Largest Tourist Site Project Gains License
Low-cost airline and casino builder target Vietnam's skies and beaches
Community cash-cow stumbles to a rough start - Queens Casino and Hotel.
Pokerspielern droht Illegalität - Germany

Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th May

Richard Suen v's Las Vegas Sands Corp.
HK businessman awarded $43.8 million in Las Vegas Sands case
Businessman awarded $43.8 million in Las Vegas Sands case - LVS/AP
CLOSING ARGUMENTS: Sands lawyer says Suen did nothing - LVR-J

Las Vegas            AxcessNews/Scripps Howard
Casino owner gives wounded soldiers trip to Las Vegas - Sheldon Adelson

Canada - Casino money laundering
Suspected loan sharks operating around B.C. casinos, documents say
CBC News probe leads to emergency meeting with B.C. Lottery Corp.
Suspected money laundering unacceptable, says BCLC

Canada            Canadian Gaming Association - Press release
Canada's Gaming Establishments - No Place to Launder Money

British news
Fifty is less than lucky number for casino
Word at the Times City Diary is that Fifty St James could be closed and that Sheldon Adelson's £75 million purchase of Les Ambassadeurs is off.
Llambias lined up to be Newcastle chairman
Derek Llambias is a director of Fifty St. James.

VIDEO - Man jailed for pensioner lottery scam - Surrey. Finally a prosecution !
Solicitor’s wife stole £80,000 for gambling - Dorset
Don't pay £50 gaming fee until you have to, advises Peter Coulson - Pub slots

Walthamstow away as bookies and Betfair hound the dog tracks
Dog racing at Walthamstow is set to come to an end on 16th August after a run of 75 years. London will then have just a single track at Wimbledon.

Isle Casino in Coventry now set to be open to all - Coventry Telegraph
"It means that from Sunday, June 1, anyone entering the venue at the Ricoh Arena will no longer have to produce ID or become a member."
Game on! Casino plan praised - Newham

Dallas, Texas   & Business Wire
Raids close eight-liner gambling venues in four cities - Texas
Aces Wired, Inc. Announces Investigation by Texas Attorney General
Eight Liner image - Dickinson Police Department.

Taiwan            Taipei Times & Chine Post
Penghu urges new administration to honor casino pledge
Penghu urges Cabinet to cash check on its casino pledges

additional headlines
Prime Gaming approves P420-m buyback program - Manila
Gaming entrant told to sort out terms - Victoria, Australia. Intralot
Pacman Jones pays $20,000 gambling debt to casino
"In Nevada, unpaid casino markers, or loans to gamblers, are treated as bad checks and are turned over to the district attorney for prosecution."
28 arrested in Forest Park gambling raid - Atlanta
Mashantucket Pequots to shed 170 jobs - Connecticut

Friday, 23rd May

Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Progressive Gaming Receives Final Approval from Nevada Gaming Commission to Commercialize Casinolink(R) Jackpot System

New Zealand            New Zealand Herald
High rollers shouldn't be a problem, says casino

Vietnam            Wall Street Journal
Vietnam Makes Bet on Gambling
"The initial phase will cost $1.3 billion and consist of two five-star hotels with a combined 2,300 rooms and a casino with approximately 90 gambling tables, 500 slot machines" - 30% - 25%

Vancouver            Canada,com/Vancouver Sun
Casinos diversify to attract more clients

British news
Casino set to fold after staff consultation - Mint Casino Luton

Las Vegas
It's richer at the top, at least at Station Casinos - L.V. Business Press
CityCenter will not all open at once after all - Las Vegas Sun
And now let’s play The Price is Right! - Las Vegas Sun

Atlantic City            Asbury Park Press/AP
30 years ago, the dice started rolling

Matthews, N.C.            Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces Contract for First PokerPro Installation in Atlantic City, New Jersey

CotaiJet(TM) Ferry Service Receives Permission to Begin Night Operations and Increase Frequency of Sailings
TDM English News

additional headlines
Casino cash handling probed - British Colombia
Bending the house rules put Barkley in the chips - USA Today
Rabbi defiant: Poker night did not promote gambling - Jewish Telegraph
BJP admits mistake of allowing casinos - Goa. Times of India.
Divide casino profits equally, chiefs urge - Ontario
Royal Caribbean Cruises shares hit new year low - Fuel costs

Thursday, 22nd May

Novomatic: Casinos lassen Kassen klingeln

San Mateo, California  , Mercury News
Betting machines may have had big handicap
1,300 quick pick tickets on the Kentucky Derby Superfecta apparently did not include horse number 20 - the favourite and eventual winner of the race.
California probes whether wagering machine glitch was kept quiet
Bay Meadows bet unleashes national probe

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Government to set junket commission at 1.25 percent
Hong Kong allocates budget for Macau, Zhuhai bridge
Poor service keeping away Japanese tourists
Poker room opening at Grand Waldo
Tourists total 2.5 million in April
Macau Daily Times: 22nd May - Excellent cover image.

Vietnam            Sharewatch/AFP, Reuters & VietnamNet
Canada casino-resort group plans $4.2 billion project in Vietnam
Canadian firm to build $4.2 billion casino in Vietnam
Betting on tourism - 7th May.

Puerto Rico            Miami Herald
Puerto Rico to get four new casinos - The island presently has 24 casinos.

BJP ups ante against casinos
“We will not allow even a single casino vessel to operate in the Mandovi river”, declared Opposition Leader Manohar Parrikar

British news
Slot machine firm snaps up landmark building - Preston
Casino license go-ahead - Swansea

Tribunal accepts Rank's VAT claim -
Inspired Gaming says withdrawal from pubs market at advanced stage

Canada - Casino money laundering
Premier awaits review of casino allegations
Suspected money laundering at B.C. casinos under-reported, CBC probe reveals
Criminals target B.C. casinos and other cash businesses, police say
B.C. Lotteries investigating potential casino money laundering - British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
Money-laundering scheme no surprise to Manitoba casinos
Legacy of husband's casino debts: a life of fear

U.S. Casinos Stumble Over New Business Model in High-Stakes Macau Market
WSJ - Registration required
Macao seeks to regulate gaming market but casino operators have diverging views - Peoples Daily/Xinhua
TDM English News

Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Pools at The Palazzo Open With VIP Brunch and Fashion Show

online & interactive
Probability to pre-install gambling links on around 2 million Three phones

additional headlines
Losing racehorses killed in Puerto Rico
"If it doesn't produce, after a while I give it away or I kill it,"

Machines are mean shufflers
Spears in talks to stage Vegas shows
370,000 jobs await Pinoys in Singapore and Macau - Manila Standard
Jai alai fronton now rising in Cagayan

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