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Archive 2008: 8th - 14th October

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Tuesday, 14th October

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/Business Wire & Yahoo/AP
Wynn Resorts, Limited Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Results
Wynn Resorts sees 3Q profit in Las Vegas down

LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO & LONDON - The Independent & The Wharf
Is the party over for Playboy?
Bunnies remember Playboy past - Wharf

ATHENS & JAMAICA - Miami Herald
Greek gaming systems co. signs deal in Jamaica
Intralot signs sports betting contract in Jamaica & acquires a stake in Supreme Ventures Limited

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo Canada/PRNewswire
The Majestic Star Casino, LLC Retains XRoads Solutions Group, LLC to Evaluate Strategic Alternatives

British News
Man steals cash from bookmakers - Whitley Bay
Vinnie: I'll clout the Lotto lout - The Sun
Armed robbery at city bookmakers - Northern Ireland. Video Webcast - 14th October

Online & Interactive
888 signs strategic agreement with WagerWorks -
Bill to outlaw gambling on Internet called 'misguided' - LVS. 15th October, 1997.

Additional headlines
Casino revenue dropped 3.6% in Sept. - Missouri & Illinois.
New Red Lake casino, hotel to open next year - Minnesota
Two former casino workers, customer plead guilty in scam - Oklahoma

Monday, 13th October

LAS VEGAS - DMN Newswire
Dream Team Gaming Debuts Dream Team Poker(TM) Tournament at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Nov. 7-9

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Progressive Gaming Retains Investment Bank to Assist Company with Review of Strategic Alternatives
Progressive retains Roth Capital to seek alternatives

MANILA - Straits Times
Manila to build casinos
Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Entertainment City Manila

British News
Home owners who raffle their properties risk criminal offence, says Gambling Commission - Daily Telegraph

Poker king unveils big new venture - Opera House Bet in Scarborough.

Gambling Legislators Urged - Terminate the Terminals

Gutshot Terminated from Microgaming Network - CardPlayer Europe.
Armed robbery at bookies - Ladbrokes, Nottingham.
'Bookie Bandit' gets 12 years

CONNECTICUT - PRNewswire & Hartford Courant
Mohegan Sun Celebrates Grand Opening of New Casino of the Wind with Star Studded Weekend Celebration October 10th-12th, 2008
Celebrities At Mohegan Sun Casino Opening

WASHINGTON - Herald Democrat
Impact Of Indian Gaming Law Changed Casino Industry

CAP Euro 2008 - Conference Summary

Additional headlines
Lotto scam fueling Jamaica crime - BBC Americas
Vegas club co-owner alleges discrimination
Adult arcade open at former restaurant - Florida Today
Crisis will hit Filipino workers
"Filipinos man a third of the world's merchant shipping, drive trucks in war torn Iraq and work on construction sites in the Gulf and Middle East. Hospitals in Australia, Canada and the United States employ thousands of Filipino nurses and doctors. More than one million Filipinos live and work in Saudi Arabia alone."
Casino wins, house loses - Alberta. Indian gaming

Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th October
Blackhawk, Colorado.

British News
Casino jobs under threat
Genting Stanley are apparently in discussions with staff about removing table games from the Counting House Casino, in Cank Street, Leicester.
Gambling addict Paul Merson opens bookies
Football Association probe match-fixing claim

ATLANTIC CITY - Yahoo/AP & The Press of Atlantic City
AC casino revenues show biggest drop in September
"For the first nine months of the year, the casinos won $3.6 billion, down 6.3% from the same period in 2007. Revenue from slot machines is down 8.1% and revenue from table games is down 1.8 % for the nine months."
Casinos see biggest revenue decline in Atlantic City history

MANILA - Philippine Star
Pagcor approves casino operation of MJCI Investments

ALBERTA, CANADA - Edmonton Sun
Thieves get lucky at casino
Police looking for 2 suspects after gold stolen from Red Deer casino

Top gambling firm deny 'pulling out of Gibraltar'

MIAMI - Miami Herald
Mixed messages on gambling at proposed Miami complex

LAS VEGAS - Business Week/AP
Nevada regulators endorse new casino

MACAU - Macau Daily Times
Adelson lost billions in September 
Secret dossier assures Ao Man Long was not a one-man show

Additional U.S. headlines
Storm voted most responsible operator -
Dealers, casino agree to negotiate - Foxwoods, Connecticut.
Detroit casino resorts struggle filling hotel rooms
Sept. revenue down for all 3 Detroit casinos - Crains Business Detroit
Casinos Offering Great Strip Deals
"August visitor volume was down almost 4.5% from last year, the 6th straight month of declines."
Historic casino boat to be dismantled in Alton

Friday, 10th October

ATLANTIC CITY - Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Atlantic City casino win falls 15.1% in September
Slot revenue declined 18.6% while table game table win fell 6.2%.
AC Casinos Likely Had Biggest Decline Ever In Sept

Harrah's Resort and Casino Selects Tim Hunter Design to "Define the Wow" for the World's Largest LED Video Display

LED video display covering the new
Waterfront Tower at Harrah's Atlantic City

AP NewsBreak: AC to have 7-day smoking ban
Harrah's 4 AC Casinos To Go Smoke-Free, Even If Ban Delayed


9th October, 2008
Closing prices for major U.S. Casino Operators and Suppliers.

U.S. Casino Operators 10-10-2008
U.S. Casino Suppliers 10-10-2008
Ameristar, Boyd Gaming, Isle of Capri, Las Vegas Sands, MGM Mirage, Pinnacle Ent., Wynn Resorts.
Bally Technology, Gaming Partners, PokerTek, Progressive Gaming, Shuffle Master, WMS Gaming.

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Sun
Court: Wynn tip dispute to be decided by Labor Commissioner
"The high court upheld a 2006 ruling in Clark County District Court which dismissed a lawsuit by two Wynn dealers, Daniel Baldonado and Joseph Cesarz."
Casino win on Strip declines 8th straight month
Wynn: Encore will take hit despite ‘position of strength’
State regulators support proposal to relax rules for Nevada's posh gambling salons - Canadian Business/AP

PRAGUE - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casino Millennium Launches Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments and Cash Games in Prague
Century Casinos Announces Polish Black Jack Open Final 2008 in Krakow

NEVADA - Reuters & Las Vegas Now
Nevada's August gambling revenue falls 8.1%
Nevada Casino Win Down Again
Gaming Stocks Crash in Volatile Market
Nevada's Economy Ranked Worst in the Country

DEQ's Releases Nevada Gaming Control Board Approved Lucky Player Jackpot

British News
Rank - Guoco raises stake to 23.2 pct
Netplay TV extends partnership with Time Warner's Turner Media

Greek Poker Championships for Dusk Till Dawn

Casino had real Yiddishe atmosphere - Jewish Telegraph
Leeds Moortown Casino

Additional headlines
Greektown Casino seeks potential buyers
Netplay TV exte
Ex-casino workers, customer admit con - Oklahoma
CREW files ethics complaint against McCain over undeclared gambling revenue
Olympia Group Selects Town of Oxford as Host Community for the Oxford Highlands Resort-Spa-Casino

Thursday, 9th October

LAS VEGAS - Bloomberg
Las Vegas Strip Casino Revenue Falls for Eighth Month
"Revenue for all casinos in Nevada retreated 8.1% to $934.1 million in August"
"For the fiscal year (July 1, through August 31, 2008), gaming win has decreased 10.68%."

U.S. ELECTIONS - Huffington Post
Report: McCain Exploded With Rage During Gambling Outing

LAS VEGAS - Business Week/AP
Nevada regulators endorse new casino

WAUKEGAN - Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Launches Premium, For-Sale, Multi-Game Gaming Machine on Popular Transmissive Reels(TM) Platform

MELBOURNE - Sydney Morning Herald
Casino to access gambler's loan records
"Last year, he told the court he was flown about 30 times on Crown's VIP jet and was regularly handed bags and boxes of cash, and given a promise of a 20 per cent rebate on all losses."
Casino denied access to gambler's taxes
The gambler - Melboure Age March 2007.
Problem gambler used false name - Herald Sun March 2007.

CALIFORNIA - Monterey Herald/AP
Fatal crash highlights lure of casinos for seniors
"The California Highway Patrol arrested the 52-year-old bus driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officials said that he did not have the proper license to carry passengers and that the vehicle had an invalid license plate."

British News
Poker launch at Casino Red - Huddersfield Town
NEC casino plan safe from credit crunch - Birmingham Post
Postman stole £10,000 in gift vouchers - Bolton
Call for bookies' ban in poor areas - BBC

Additional headlines
Two men appear in court charged with stabbing woman at Crown
Two men charged in casino slaying - Edmonton.
Police make arrests in Vegas casino shooting - Orleans Casino
A.C. police: Bank robber caught at the slots

Wednesday, 8th October

LAS VEGAS - Yahoo/Business Wire
GCA, Leading Provider of Cash Access Services in Casinos, Signs 20 Additional International Clients

RENO - Yahoo/AP & PRNewswire
IGT settles lawsuit with Las Vegas Gaming
International Game Technology and Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. (LVGI) Announce Investment and Business Development Agreements

MACAU - Macau Daily Times
Macau stocks slide in a slowdown world economy
Galaxy: 1.28HKD - Melco Int: 1.39HKD - Shun Tak: 1.98HKD - SJM: 1.53HKD.,0200.HK,0242.HK,0880.HK&d=v1

MANILA - Earth Times/DPA & ABS CBNNews
Construction of Philippine gaming city to start next year, official
Construction of Philippines' Las Vegas version to start by 2009
Philippine Gambling and Gaming Industry - Skyscraper City

Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Entertainment City Manila

LAS VEGAS - PRNewswire
Casino Gaming, LLC Unveils '7 Point 7,' a New Craps Bet at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

QUEENSLAND - Brisbane Times
$21.5 million jackpot? Here's $100 instead
"Management of Jupiters casino in Townsville has been forced to issue an embarrassing apology after revealing the whopping cash prize displayed on one of its "Round One" machines last Wednesday was in fact an error."

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Herald
'Million-dollar' dress dazzles at poker tournament
Sky City Festival of Poker

Empire Resorts joint venture gets $250 mln - Concord Entertainment City

Additional headlines
Quebec man sues lottery for $13.5M over 7 seconds - unlucky !
Boyfriend of woman stuck to toilet wins $20,000 in Kansas Lottery
Dutch Professor Cites Poker as Skill Game
Card Player Bulgaria Launched -
ASA bans gambling ad
Gutshot Poker Moving to the Cake Poker Network

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