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Archive 2008:  8th - 14th May

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Wednesday, 14th May

Macau            Yahoo/Prime Newswire
Melco PBL Entertainment Names Greg Hawkins Chief Executive Officer of City of Dreams and Keith Heise Chief Executive Officer of Crown Macau
www.caliente.com.mx

Tijuana, Mexico            San Diego Union-Tribune
Revamped Caliente gets back in the game 
The New Caliente Casino - 1,333 slots added
www.caliente.com.mx
www.flickr.com/photos/juanmanuel/223879957/
www.flickr.com/photos/jovanita/2433518206/
www.flickr.com/photos/gioser_chivas/2405929500/
 

British News
Ricoh casino takeover bid - Coventry Telegraph
www.theislecoventry.com
www.islecorp.com
http://www.careyjones.co.uk/interiors/details.php?page_id=602 - Orig. Artist impressions.
www.webbaviation.co.uk/sports/gallery2/d/205-1/coventry-arena-air-aa09017b.jpg

Seminars to help gamblers - South Yorkshire
Insolvency team called in by crisis-hit bookie - Neville Porter
 

Kuala Lumpur            The Edge Daily
Genting International profit dips 91%
www.gentinginternational.com
www.stanleycasinos.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=G13.SI

Trenton, New Jersey            Newsday/AP
Tropicana's former owners want casino license back
www.tropicana.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Sussex

Indiana            The Star Press
Hoosier Park getting ready to open casino
www.hoosierpark.com
 

Macau
TDM English News - Chinese Earthquake.
 

Pennsylvania
Mount Airy wagers fall slightly as the state sees small gains
Casino investor asks to drop ownership stake
www.centaurgaming.net
Third casino would complete Pittsburgh's gaming scene
www.valleyviewdowns.com
 

U.S. Suppliers - Q1 results
Elixir Gaming Technologies Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
www.elixirgaming.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=EGT
 

additional headlines
Great Canadian Gaming to Donate $300,000 to Island Corridor Foundation
Tycoons Adelson, Abraham Questioned in Olmert Bribery Probe - Israel
Deadly gunbattle at Indian reservation second in less than a week
 


 
 
Tuesday, 13th May

Victoria, Australia            Melbourne Age
State tops in gambling fraud
"Poker machines accounted for more fraud than any other mode of gambling, with more than 200 pokies players stealing $64 million to fuel their habits."
www.warfield.com.au
Report on Gambling Motivated Fraud in Australia 1998 - 2007

Richmond, B.C.            Marketwire
Great Canadian Gaming First Quarter Produces 5% Improvement in Revenues
www.greatcanadiancasinos.com
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=GC.TO

Atlantic City            PRNewswire
Casino Data Online, Spectrum Gaming Group Form Alliance to Provide Web-Based Benchmarking Service
www.spectrumgaming.com
www.casinodataonline.com

Myrtle Beach, S.C.             Myrtle Beach Online & The State
Court sides with casino boats
Casino boats donít have to report earnings

Auckland            Stuff.co.nz
SkyCity unveils Auckland executive team
www.skycityauckland.co.nz
 

Nevada
Gaming revenue, especially slots, continue their decline - LVS. Liz Benston.
"On the Strip, slot volume in March was down $338 million, or 7%, from a year ago."
No surprise: visitor numbers continue to soften
Vegas slump hits Station Casinos
Off-strip land values fall 25% in first quarter - LV Business Press
Hard landing: Casino slowly being demolished
www.flickr.com/photos/2vegas/1486123728/ - October 2007.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindenbaum/2224344090/ - January 2008

Macau
TDM English News - Chinese Earthquake.

British News
Champs splash £100k at casino - Manchester235
BII offers gambling tips for pubs - Morning Advertiser
 

U.S. Suppliers - Quarterly results
Progressive Gaming's First Quarter Revenues Rise to $15.2 Million
Progressive Gaming reports narrower 1st-qtr loss - Yahoo/AP
www.progressivegaming.net
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PGIC

Bally Technologies, Inc. Announces Record Earnings for Third Quarter
Bally Technologies improves fiscal 2008 outlook - Yahoo/AP
Bally Technologies Q3 profit surges - Reuters
www.ballytech.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BYI
 

additional headlines
Bringing Shakespeare to Las Vegas
New Lumière Place casino drives area gambling pot higher again - St. Louis
Windies batsman Samuels found guilty of bookie links
Deputies Kill 2 in Shootout Near SoCal Casino - ABC News
Michael Jackson's Neverland Loan Sold by Fortress to Colony
 


 
 
Monday, 12th May

Australia             SMH & Melbourne Age
See ya, Tom: Packer quits Cruise's church
Packer quits Scientology

Montego Bay, Jamaica             Jamaica Observer
Bartlett scolds casino critics

Colorado Springs             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports Q1 2008 Earnings
www.centurycasinos.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=CNTY

Australia             SMH & Daily Telegraph
US slump deals bad hand to gambling - Crown & Aristocrat
New gambling hangover campaign targets problem gamblers
www.gamblinghangover.nsw.gov.au

PAGCOR City
Macau-based firms to build hotels, casinos in Pagcor Entertainment City
PAGCOR City Development News - Skyskraper City
"The project is a shift (for Pagcor) from gaming into entertainment. We will form a Las Vegas in the Philippines," Genuino said about the project.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagcor_city
www.aseanabusinesspark.com
 

Poker
Poker Tournament Schedule Ruins Integrity: Joe Saumarez-Smith - Bloomberg
Ontario man wins $1 million at poker tournament in Barcelona
www.worldpokercrown.com/en/

British News
Bookies' bosses face court grilling - Turf TV/SIS
Betting chain set to rebrand - Morrisons Bookmakers
Gunmen storm betting shop - Corals, Croydon
Hunt for raiders of Coral bookmakers - Corals, Dewsbury.
 

video & multimedia
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZEgZfLuahk - Casino Antofagasta, Chile.
 

additional headlines
Island's e-gambling laws debate - Alderney
Admissions, revenue down at most St. Louis area casinos in April
Cryptologic Ltd - 1st Quarter Results
 


 
 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 10th & 11th May

Dublin             Sunday Business Post
Casino giant lobbying for major Irish operation
Having recently shut down potential developments in the Bahamas and Slovenia Harrah's have apparently now turned their attention to Ireland.

Dublin             Sunday Business Post
The Inquisitor: Ahern should gamble on casinos
 

Quapaw, Oklahoma             Joplin Globe
Hundreds turn out for casino job fair
www.downstreamcasino.com

North Cyprus             Daily Mail
Net closes on £32million Securitas thief 'seen in Turkish Cyprus'

Riga, Estonia             Baltic Business News
Armed robbers attacked casino in Riga
www.biznews.lv
 

Melbourne             News.com.au/Sunday Herald Sun
Crown Casino loses $100,000 chip
Very careless. The theft was reported to police in January 2006 and the case remains unsolved.

The Netherlands             Reuters
Dutch want banks help to fight illegal Web casinos
"It is illegal to offer gambling services in the Netherlands without a permit. These companies know they break the law,"
https://nl.unibet.net
www.oranjecasino.com
 

Malaysia             Forbes.com
On The Cover/Top Stories - Genting's Poster Boy
Genting's Justin Leong, grandson of founder Lim Goh Tong, is this months cover of Forbes magazine.
www.genting.com
www.gentinginternational.com
 

Atlantic City             USA Today
Promises kept, problems remain after 30 years of Atlantic City casinos
Atlantic City casinos aren't a cure - Sun-Sentinel/AP
Resorts Atlantic City opened Memorial Day 1978.

Atlantic City             Asbury Park Press
April another cruel month for casinos - Only Harrah's reported a gain
www.nj.gov/casinos

Alberta & Las Vegas             Times Transcript
Navegante owes existence to Canadian casino
www.navegantegroup.com
 

Harrahs - Q1 results
Harrah's Entertainment Reports 2008 First-Quarter Results
Harrah's swings to loss on costs, economy - Forbes/AP
Cash flow, revenue dip in quarter for Harrah's - LVR-J
"Harrah's posted a net loss of $187.8 million for its first quarter ended March 31, compared with a net income of $185.3 million last year"
www.harrahs.com
 
 

additional headlines
Detroit's casinos could be hit if state bans smoking in all workplaces
Gambling stockbroker jailed for fraud - Adelaide
Man looks for meth in casino's lost-and-found - Washington State
Third Casino Office Opens In Sumner County - Kansas
MGM, Foxwoods Seek Approval for Kansas Casino - November 2007.
 


 
 
Friday, 9th May

Las Vegas           LVR-J
Long Gaughan: El Cortez owner sells stake in downtown casino 
www.elcortezhotelcasino.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Gaughan
 

Calgary, Alberta            Yahoo Canada/Marketwire
Evergreen Gaming Celebrates the Grand Re-Opening of the Silver Dollar Casino in Calgary, Alberta
Casino Location of $90M project announced
www.evergreengaming.com
www.silverdollarcasinos.com
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TNA.V
 

Las Vegas
Deutsche Bank to take control of troubled Las Vegas hotel-casino project
www.cosmolv.com
www.flickr.com/search/?q=cosmopolitan+las+vegas
 

Taiwan            Taiwan Headlines/CNA
Penghu island anticipates casino-tourism development
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=AMZ.L - Amazing Holdings

New Brunswick, Canada            Government of New Brunswick
Government announces preferred proponent in destination casino project
www.sonco.ca
www.navegantegroup.com
 

online & interactive
Sportingbet confident to meet FY targets
Bwin to no longer market abroad German soccer league DFL from 2009
Cryptologic signs 3-yr license deal with OPoker.com for gaming software
www.opoker.com
 

British news
Gala in talks with racecourses over 300 mln pounds plus bid for Tote
www.galacoral.co.uk
Lotto lout's home is eyesore
Casino night tribute to cancer victim - Maxims Coventry
Court grants licence to gambling operator - Harringay. Adult Gaming Centre.
Bookmaker denies theft of £13,000 - Cheltenham
 

additional headlines
Alleged casino shooter 'stalked victim' - Sydney
Soccer-Belgian referee says did not fix match in betting probe
 


 
 
Thursday, 8th May

U.S. - Q1 results
Global Cash Access Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=GCA&t=1y
www.globalcashaccess.com

Ameristar Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=ASCA&t=1y
www.ameristar.com

Trump Entertainment Resorts Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
Trump casinos: Buyers are welcome
Trump Casinos that now has a market Cap. of just $77million also carries debt of $1.64 billion.
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=TRMP&t=2y
www.trumpcasinos.com

Riviera Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=RIV&t=1y
www.rivierahotel.com
 

British news
Outcry against Barnet gambling arcade - Agora Gaming Ltd.
Rank Sales Drop Eases on Casino, Bingo-Hall Visits
 

Macau
A-MAX Holdings brings in 41 Billion last month - Macau DailyTimes
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=0959.HK - A-Max shares are trading at HK$0.88cents
www.amaxkepo.com
Las Vegas Sands vs. Wynn Resorts: The Great Casino Debate - SeekingAlpha
 

Sydney            SMH & ABC News
Casino shooting arrest
Man arrested over Star City Casino shooting
www.starcity.com.au

St. Louis, Missouri            St. Louis Today
Pinnacle losing money so far on new casino
www.lumiereplace.com
www.flickr.com/photos/binkle76/2463484941

Atlantic City            The Press of Atlantic City
Pinnacle's casino project looks dicey
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=PNK&t=1y
http://www.flickr.com/photos/webcookie/1474268958/ - Sands AC before implosion.
Satellite image - Atlantic City
 

online & interactive
888 Signs Licensing Deal with CryptoLogic
Cryptologic Ltd - Agreement with 888 Holdings

Poker
Canadians dominate final table in World Poker Crown tournament
www.worldpokercrown.com/en/

additional headlines
6 New Jersey race horses test positive for doping
Horses that run in the Kentucky Derby are apparently never tested for steroids.
Problem Gambling Foundation supports record effort - New Zealand
Casino gambling brings mixed responses from political candidates - Japan
Gaming inquiry 'an embarrassment' - Victoria, Australia.
Tinian casino developer to import Chinese workers

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