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Archive 2009: 15th - 21st April,

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Saturday & Sunday, 18th & 19th April

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Did two gaming titans get too big?
Singapore Casino Dealer Joel Koh
A look at the training of Croupiers in Singapore for the two Integrated resorts due to open in late 2009 and 2010 respectively. - International Club Game Training Centre.

Yo Croupier
Cracking compilation of scenes from the film Croupier.

Criss Angel Amazing Card Trick The Move

Decoding The Past - Secrets of the Playing Card
Originally shown on the History Channel (44 minutes)

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Icahn plan for MGM would include Kerkorian: source
"MGM Mirage said earlier on Friday that it had paid contractors $70 million to keep construction going at CityCenter, including the $35 million that should have been funded by government-owned Dubai World."
CityCenter project in Las Vegas appears stable
Icahn vs. Kerkorian - CNBC - Jump in late trading from circa $5 to over $6.

Macau - Xinhua
Macao's gaming operators continue "six party talks"
Macao Gaming Operators Association/Chamber of Macau Gaming Operators - Next meeting 18th May.

Macau - Bloomberg
Macau Casino Revenue Rises in First Quarter After 9-Month Slump - Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau

Singapore - Straits Times
Right balance for casinos
"The statutory board (CRA) will have two arms - one dedicated mainly to the task of keeping bad hats out, the other to prevent Singaporeans from gambling beyond their means."
Singapore gears up to tackle casino-related crime - Casino Regulatory Authority

Brussels - European Casino Association
3rd Annual European Dealer Championship 21st and 22nd April Casino Cosmopol, Malmö.

Las Vegas - Mercury News/AP
Station Casinos puts land up for sale

Richmond, B.C. - Reuters
Evergreen Gaming gets court protection from creditors - Formerly Frank Sisson's Silver Dollar Casino.

British News
Ground rules set out for race to operate new Middlesbrough casino
Police investigate suspicious betting patterns during snooker match - Times
Shock for Scots snooker star Stephen McGuire as cops probe betting row match - Final frame. McGuire v's Burnett.
Daniel Stewart favours gambling stocks - Reuters UK
Royal policeman lost fortune in currency betting club at Palace

Casino Alicante Torneo Texas Hold'em
Somewhat unusual video as it's being filmed whilst the player is involved in the game. Casino Alicante opened on the 10th March, 2009 and is the third venue in the Alicante/Valencian Community.

additional headlines
The big bluff - Problem gambling lawsuit in Ontario.
Criminals could get help for gambling, not prison time - Nevada
Mitch Garber, Grand Prive, and Online Gambling News: APCW Perspectives Weekly for April 17th, 2009
Casino owner in Dominican Republic sentenced for drug smuggling

Friday, 17th April

Las Vegas - Reuters
Gaming Industry Veterans Launch Union Gaming Group

Las Vegas - PRNewsire, Yahoo/AP & MarketWatch
MGM MIRAGE Provides Funds to Ensure Construction Continues at CityCenter
MGM Mirage shares fall on Icahn bankruptcy push
MGM Mirage shares battered by new bankruptcy fears

Las Vegas - Yahoo/EDGAR
Wynn Resorts: ermination of a Material Definitive Agreement, Change in Directors or Principal - Wynn CFO terminated.

Casino Regent from CASINO LIFE & BUSINESS MAGAZINE on Vimeo.
The Regent Casino opened at the Novotel, Bucharest on the 11th April.
From Casino Life & Business Magazine

Malmö. Sweden - Casino Cosmopol/ECA PR
About the European Casino Association and the European Dealer Championship

Macau - The Edge Daily/Bloomberg
Macau casino operators agree to cooperate
Casino kingpins call a truce in Macau - Business Day
Casinos call truce in gaming war - Hong Kong Standard

Casino Moguls Meet In Macao - Bloomberg

Las Vegas - WSJ, Reuters & AP
Icahn Takes On Kerkorian in Big Las Vegas Showdown
Icahn, Oaktree push for MGM Mirage bankruptcy-WSJ
Icahn reportedly seeks MGM Mirage bankruptcy
Dicing with debt - A gigantic bet goes sour - The Economist

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
In the way of casino giants
A month after T.I. buy, Ruffin discusses downturn - Jon Ralston Face to Face
Report: Icahn, equity fund push for MGM bankruptcy

Willemstad, Curaçao - Daily Herald
Gross turnover of casinos grew
"The gross turnover of the 13 casinos on Curaçao amounted to 284.5 million guilders last year, according to the statistics of the Gaming Control Board (GCB). This represents an increase of more than 50 million compared to 2007"

Philipsburg, St. Maarten & The Hague, Netherlands - Daily Herald
St. Maarten has to set up Gaming Control Board
The Dutch State Secretary of Kingdom Relations is to urge St. Maarten’s Executive Council to establish a Gaming Control Board (GCB) to oversee the island's 14 casinos.
Rules of the Game

South Africa - Business Day &
SA takes steps to regulate internet gambling
Sars’s nasty new gambling tax bill

European Poker - WSOPE & WPT
Schedule for World Series of Poker Europe 2009 announced - September
2009 World Series of Poker Europe Will Award Four Bracelets - Card Player
World Poker Tour announces new European events
Casino Di Venezia: 6th to 10th May.
Casino Barcelona: 24th to 30th June.
Merit Hotel, North Cyprus: 4th to 12th September.
Casino Marrakech: October.

British News
Obituary: Sir Clement Freud - Daily Telegraph
Did Clement Freud tell the funniest joke ever told?
Internet betting operation in administration - Northern Echo
Boxer Bruno heading for casino fundraising event in Northampton
Betting scandal passed to police - The Guardian

additional headlines
GREY2K USA Releases Footage of Fatal Greyhound Injuries, Urges Lawmakers to Reject Slots Bill - PRNewswire
$2 Bill Trouble at Casino, Claims Man - Only in America !
Casino staff ever ready to lend a hand - Christchurch, New Zealand
Accor : First-Quarter 2009 Revenue Down 5.8% Like-for-Like
IGT Names New Corporate Finance and MegaJackpots(R) Vice Presidents
Kansas regs changed to help casino order equipment - Boot Hill Casino and Resort

Thursday, 16th April

British News
Hippodrome to open as casino after £15m revival -
Clique Closing 14 Jun, Casino Plans Confirmed - - United Leisure Gaming Limited.

Macau -
The numbers will reassure Ho ahead of launch
"Mr Ho has reasons to be hopeful. According to UBS, Macao’s casinos generated 9.5bn patacas ($1.2bn) of revenue in March, the highest number since last August. It was just a 6% decline from a year ago, compared with 17% in January and 15.5% in February."
Adelson meets Ho: Shall we dance?

Macau - WSJ
Galaxy Entertainment:Gaming License Writedown May Hurt 08 Pft


Jason Ader and ex-Deutsche Bank analyst Bill Lerner.
Los Angeles - Reuters: Bill Lerner
Casino analyst leaves Deutsche Bank, forms firm - Union Gaming Group.
By Strip's bright lights, analyst watches casino companies tick - LVR-J October 2007

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & PRNewswire: Jason N. Ader
Ader to become a Las Vegas Sands board member
Jason N. Ader Elected to Las Vegas Sands Corp. Board of Directors

Canada & Vietnam - Globe & Mail
Chrétien betting on resort-casino in Vietnam
Asian Coast Development; Vietnam Casino Project; Ho Tram Strip Project - Sept 2008

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & LVR-J
TableMAX Files Lawsuit Against Shuffle Master for Patent Infringement
TableMax Gaming sues Shuffle Master for patent infringement

Table Max electronic table games at G2E 2008

Antigua - Barbados Advocate
Antigua strengthens online gambling regulations

additional headlines
Adelson meets Ho: Shall we dance? - Dave McKee's Stiffs & Georges.
Goodman seeks summit with Obama to ‘set the record straight’ - LVS
Las Vegas loses 402 conventions, meetings

Wednesday, 15th April

Macau - Bloomberg Australia
Melco Crown CEO Says ‘Pressure Is On’ With New Casino
Melco Crown's New Casino Bets on Beating Economic Slump: Video ...

Macau - Macau Business
Secret lunch
Macau Business reports that Stanley Ho and Sheldon Adelson sat down today for what  is described as a "secret lunch" in one of the Venetian Macau's ballrooms.

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Wire
Bally Technologies' Vice President of Asia-Pacific Cath Burns Awarded Prestigious 'Great Women of Gaming' Award

83 and Counting... - Las Vegas Sun/

New York - Yahoo/Business Wire & 
Empire Resorts Implements Cost Cutting Program and Relocates Las Vegas Headquarters
Empire Resorts execs resign, company relocates

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Market Wire
Players Network to Launch Two New Channels: Vegas On Demand & Sexy Sin City TV

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Daily News & Philadelphia Inquirer
Perjury charge dropped, but he's out at casino
Perjury charged dropped against Pocono casino owner in deal
Louis DeNaples and Mount Airy Casino timeline - Mount Airy Casino Resort

Pennsylvania - Herald Standard
Meadows tests new casino
Media tour unveils casino's amenities -
Meadows Set to Open Brand New Casino - KDKA

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Station Casinos, lenders agree to extend deadline
Creditors grant Station extension - Bankruptcy plan talks can continue until May 15

From Gaming Today
Harrah's Reno eliminates general manager’s position
PartyGaming agrees to a deal with U.S.
Tech Summit set for Green Vally Ranch

additional headlines
Holland Casino Selects Gaming Support Signage for Rotterdam Restyling
Report: Two Detroit casinos ban Iverson
MGM and Greektown spokesmen: Allen Iverson isn't banned from our casinos
Alameda man charged with 2 gambling debt murders
Business groups support Seminole gambling deal - South Florida Business Journal.

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