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Archive 2008: 8th - 14th November

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Friday, 14th November
One-On-One With Steve Wynn - KVVU FOX 5. November 2008
Should The Gambling Age Be Lowered? - KVVU FOX 5. November 2008

Tampa, Florida - Tampa Tribune &
Seminole Casino Opens Blackjack, Baccarat Tables
Game on: Blackjack now at the Hard Rock

Reno - LVR-J & RG-J
Station Casinos, International Game Technology plan layoffs 
IGT layoffs: 'Not a good day'

Las Vegas - Reuters, IHT & Bloomberg
MGM CEO to retire amid credentials dispute
Lanni retiring as CEO of casino company MGM Mirage
MGM Chief Lanni Retires Amid Education Questions
Google Images - Terri Lanni

Las Vegas -
Two Las Vegas Casinos Robbed

British News
Value Of Pound Continues To Fall - $1.48.

Odds stacked against betting firm
"Stanleybet requested a licence to operate in Greece in 2005, but the firm has not received any response until now and took the case to the country’s highest court. The case is still pending."
Ladbrokes sees profits rise by 10% but loses out on bets - Daily Mail
Ladbrokes, Paddy Power Betting Shop Wagers Decline - Bloomberg
Ladbrokes resilient in face of spreading gloom - Yahoo/
Tigers stars in casino brawl -  Handbags at the Opera House Casino, Scarborough.

Stuttgart, Germany - Stuttgarter Zeitung
Nichts geht mehr beim Roulette im Gerichtssaal
A Roulette table has been placed in the courtroom at the trial of 3 players and 4 croupiers accused of defrauding the Stuttgarter Spielbank out of €171,000. 
Haben Gäste und Croupiers die Spielbank betrogen?

Macau's casino boom feels the pinch - Al Jazeera

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Partners International Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months of 2008

Richmond, B.C. - Yahoo Canada/CP
Great Canadian Gaming reports Q3 profit of $5.7 million, down from year ago

Online & Interactive
Watchdogs decry Kentucky's 141-site net casino land grab - The Register

Additional headlines
I-Team: Cabbies and the Cabaret - Las Vegas
PokerTek Sells 1,000th Heads-Up Challenge Table
No rape cover-up: Sun International

Thursday, 13th November

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
State wants a look at casinos’ finances

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Gaming win falls for ninth straight month
NEVADA ECONOMY: Gaming win heads down

Las Vegas & Macau - Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Gaming Technologies Provides Update on Venue Improvement Initiatives and Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results

MPEL Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings - Yahoo/GlobeNewswire
Melco Crown Entertainment's 3Q losses narrow - Yahoo/AP
Melco Crown Entertainment's COO resigns - Yahoo/AP

Sands: Up to 11,000 Macau workers to lose jobs - IHT/AP
"Weaver says about 2,000 of the workers are from Macau, and the remainder are from Hong Kong, mainland China and other countries."
Las Vegas Sands in talks to finance Macau projects
TDM English News - 12/11
TDM English News - 11/11
TDM English News - 9/11

British News
Gala Coral to hedge its bets before downturn -

Ladbrokes says 4-month profit up 10% despite slowdown
Ladbrokes profit up 10% - Yahoo/Reuters
13/11/2008 Ladbrokes Plc Interim Management Statement
"Machine gross win increased by 14%. Average weekly gross win per gaming machine was £677 compared to £586 for the same period in 2007."

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
Wild Wild West cuts casino table game hours
Bally's casino hit with $157,500 fine in underage gambling case
"Simpson, who was 20 at the time, played so often at the gaming tables and slot machines that Bally's rated her more than 130 times."

Washington - Reuters
U.S. issues Internet gambling rule, ignoring lawmaker
"No longer will the offshore gambling interests benefit from any turning any computer into a casino that is available every minute of the day,"

Las Vegas Sands
Moody's cuts Las Vegas Sands further into junk -
Sheldon Adelson Doubles Down - Forbes
Boom to gloom: Macau casinos see other side of coin - Reuters
Adelson survives like 'cockroach' after $30b.-plus loss - Jerusalem Post

Pre G2E
Bally Leads 2009 Gaming & Technology Awards - booth #1236
WMS Evolves the Casino Gaming Floor with Player Driven Innovation™ Designed Products at 2008 Global Gaming Expo - booth #1256

Additional headlines
Morongo Resort Casino and Spa lays off 95 workers
"All of the employees are dealers or table-game operators and represent 5% of the casino's work force."
Tabcorp Casino boss steps down
Casinos crap out as "sports associations" game rules to host poker tournaments - Hungary. Only licensed casinos can host Poker tournaments.

CARD Poker Challenge 2008

Wednesday, 12th November

Singapore says it won't bail out Las Vegas Sands project if funding dries up

Macau won't rescue troubled casino firm - SCMP. Registration required.
Macau boss calm as gaming suffers - BBC
"Mr Ho said he will not cut the 39% tax on gaming revenues, nor would his administration support casino investors in trouble."
Macao chief lays out 2009 policy blueprint
Macao vows to protect casinos
"If necessary, the government will take over," Edmund Ho said yesterday. "We will not allow any casinos to shut down."

Las Vegas - WSJ, Straits Times & ABC News
Casino Empire Takes Fresh Hits
"the value of Mr. Adelson's stake in the company has fallen to around $1.3 billion from roughly $36.4 billion last October."
Adelson’s Vanishing Billions
Adelson's rise and fall
Sands Storm: Las Vegas Giant in Trouble

Nevada - & CBS Los Angeles
Should The Gambling Age Be Lowered To 18?
KTNV's online vote is presently 24% Yes and 74% No.
Las Vegas Places Bets On 18-Year-Old Gamblers

Atlantic City - Yahoo/AP
Trump shares drop as Atlantic City revenue falls

Pre G2E
WMS Advances Its "One Step at a Time" Strategic Path to Server-Enabled, Networked Gaming
Shuffle Master, Inc. to Exhibit at the Global Gaming Expo - Booth #2129
Bally Technologies to Display 50 Percent More Games - Booth #1236

Online & Interactive
Show Host Accused of Betting Big on Online Gambling - South Korea
Role of Ex-NFL Lobbyist in Push to Curb Online Gambling Faulted

Casinomeister's Veterans' Salute

Tuesday, 11th November
Demidov and Eastgate showdown - 2008 WSOP
YouTube report from

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & USA Today
Danish ace is youngest World Series of Poker champ
Eastgate calm as he wins World Series of Poker
Final 2 fight for World Series of Poker title, $9M

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Las Vegas Sands prices offering, sets Adelson deal
Las Vegas Sands prices stock offering

Singapore - Shanghai Daily
Singapore may step in to save new casino

Atlantic City - Yahoo/AP
Atlantic City's 11 casinos see revenues decline almost 10% in October
"For the month, casinos won $346.3 million. Slots revenue was $235.9 million, down 12.7%, while table games revenue was $110.3 million, down 3.3%."

Macau & Las Vegas - Forbes, Yahoo/AP, Business Week & Reuters
Macau Project Mired In Sands
Las Vegas Sands to raise $2.14 billion
Sheldon Adelson's Trouble at the Tables
Las Vegas Sands puts projects on hold, posts loss

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Earnings Conference Call (Q3 2008)

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Station Casinos reports loss in third quarter
Station Casinos posts third-quarter net loss of $23.4 million

Atlantic City - Fox News Philadelphia
A.C. Casinos Face Worst October Earnings In History

Pre G2E
A Chat with Octavian Global Technologies C.E.O. - IGamingNews
What Happens at Gaming Labs International After G2E?
Aristocrat's new President previews G2E

British News
Middlesbrough casino plans in motion - Middlesbrough Gazette

Additional headlines
APCW Perspectives Weekly - November 7th, 2008
Limerick man was allegedly overpaid €1.8m by spread betting firm
Illegal gambling bigger threat than doping, experts warn
Frank urges delay on online gambling rules
Wynn Macau Celebrates Five-Star Awards From Mobil Travel Guide
Ameristar profit down 30% in Q3
Casino revenue down 1% in Oct. - Missouri

Monday, 10th November

Singapore & Las Vegas - Reuters & Yahoo/PRNewswire
CapitaLand says no casino talks with Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands Corp. to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Supercasino, UK Film Council from Dreamtime Film on Vimeo.
10 minute film that was screened at Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

Nevada - Wold Series of Poker - Final table now down to 2.

Nevada - LVR-J/AP
More than one in four workers in Nevada fear they may lose their jobs

South Korea - Bloomberg
Shun Tak, Casino Operators Seek to Open in Korea, Post Reports

Macau - Bloomberg/SCMP & SMH
Macau's Ho May Cut Tax for Casino Operators, Morning Post Says
Chips are down as high rollers lay low

Manila - Manila Standard
Manila Bay casino city to proceed

Amsterdam - PRNewswire
Amsterdam Poker Capital of the World

British News
Rank gets 60 million pound VAT back

Additional headlines
Some say gambling is just the ticket to help Galveston recover
Trump Las Vegas investors pursue class action lawsuit - LVBP
228 charged in Málaga based lottery scam
House OKs bill to ease rules on Rota casino fees - C.N.M.I.
Gaming tax revenue drop in Atlantic City stirs concern over casino fund
Casinos hope new bet limits will end slump - Colorado

Saturday & Sunday, 8th & 9th November

FRANCE - Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace
Première soirée au casino Barrière

Casino Barrière de Blotzheim from AgileBusiness™ on Vimeo.

Online Poker
Announcement issued by Tokwiro, the parent company of UltimateBet and Absolute Poker

Gambling911 &
Microgaming Online Gambling Software Website To Block All US Traffic
Microgaming Position Remains Confused

More bad news likely in store for AC casinos

G2E -- Global Gaming Expo
Added to YouTube 19th May, 2008.

Macau Daily Times - 8th November.
Macau Daily Times &
SAR gov’t to keep an eye on Sands’ financial status
Singapore concern for casino project
Singapore Still On Sands' Table
TDM English News - 7th November

LAS VEGAS - Reuters/PRNewswire
Harrah's Corporation Sued for Racial Discrimination

Blackjack fight latest front in Florida gambling

U.S. -
Casino Operators' Risky Business

ATHENS & THESSALONIKI - & eKathimerini
Athens raid reopens gaming dispute
Officers raid betting shop

Diamondhead Casino Corporation Issues Status Report

Additional headlines
Bookmaker turns down Obama death bets - UK
Police assault leaves spectator dead: Cockfight ‘gambling’ - Pakistan
Bookmaker will pay Obama punters - Australia
Bet his life on it: bookies hold Obama payout - Australia
43 arrested in Woodbridge gambling raid - Toronto
Policeman facing jail after stealing winning betting slip from dead man - UK

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