Archive 2009
www  Gaming floor

Archive search

Archive 2009: 8th - 14th April,

<<< Previous| Homepage| 2009 Index | Next >>>

Tuesday, 14th April

Gaming Investments - CNBC & Yahoo/AP
Rolling the Dice on Casinos
Analyst: Wynn Resorts may have soft 1st quarter
MGM Mirage continues to climb on payment waiver
Steve Wynn interviewed by Jon Ralston - aired 8th & 9th April, 2009.
Steve Wynn, Part I | Steve Wynn, Part II

Johannesburg - Business Day
SA authorities set to regulate online gambling
"any operator that works illegally will not be allowed to apply for a licence. Neither would it be permitted to advertise its services."

British News
Teen stabbed with syringe in Newcastle casino
Probability in bookmaker deal

Reno, Nevada - LVR-J & PRNewswire/IGT
Slot jackpot pay out $33 million to Reno woman
Reno Resident Wins $33,000,563 Megabucks(R) MegaJackpot(R) at Terrible's Rail City Casino

Las Vegas - LVR-J - Howard Stutz
Some MGM Mirage employees lose their pay raises
Murren receives a salary boost from MGM Mirage
How the Grinch Stole MGM Mirage - Dave McKee's Stiffs & Georges

Darwin, Australia - ABC News
Casino assaults: 'eight men' behind attacks

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Wynn Resorts may have soft first quarter
Taipa ferry terminal construction resumed

Poker - Irish Open
Christer Johansson Captures 2009 Irish Open Championship
€600,000 poker prize is won with a pair of kings
Swede Success as Christer Johansson wins the Paddy Power Poker Irish Open

additional headlines
Luck not on woman's side after marathon casino stay
DA drops perjury charges against Poconos casino owner

Monday, 13th April
Casino Mogul Steve Wynn's Midas Touch
CBS 60 minutes interview with Charlie Rose that aired 12th April, 2009

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Wynn discusses family, economy in ‘60 Minutes’ interview

Dunedin, Australia - New Zealand Herald/NZPA
Man goes on drunken rampage inside Dunedin casino - Closed for Good Friday.

Rota, C.N.M.I. - Saipan Tribune
Reduced fees for Rota casino investments now permanent
Rota Casino Gaming Commission - website unknown.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Steve Green & Liz Benston
Doing the math on possible sale of MGM properties
"the LVCVA projects another 15,777 rooms are in the pipeline to open through 2010. That's nearly double the number that opened last year and is the equivalent of about five Palazzos or eight Encores."
Leaders of Vegas' top industry put on a different face
Dubai World to withhold CityCenter payments-source - Deena Beasley.

Online Gambling - Glasgow Herald
Change in fortune predicted for online gambling market

British News
Reward offer in bookmaker robbery - William Hill, Sutton in Ashfield.
Stolen car smashes into betting shop - Ladbrokes, Cambridge.

additional headlines
Aussies among bookies' favourites to win 'best job'

Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th April

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Wynn: Stimulus plan won’t solve city’s woes
Steve Wynn to put Las Vegas in ‘60 Minutes’ spotlight again

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
MGM CEO gets $500,000 raise, performance incentives
NEVADAN AT WORK: JIM MURREN, President and Chief Executive Officer, MGM Mirage - 2003

Melbourne - Herald Sun/,au
Bank sues Crown casino
"Jamieson's defence lawyer, Bernie Balmer, believed it was the first time a bank had tried to recover money stolen and gambled away by an employee in Victoria."
Judge jails gambler, blasts casino - December 2006.

Online Gambling - The Times
Casino giant’s web wager
Party Gaming group's ex-CEO Mitch Garber has been appointed by Harrah's to head Internet operations and the companies World Series of Poker division.
Unmasked - how gaming group hid 'illegal' US bets
"The document states that from 2001, “Party Gaming began using various methods to process US-generated internet gambling transactions without coding them as 7995 transactions”."

Sydney - The West & Herald Sun
Two bikies charged over Sydney casino brawl
10 arrested after brawl at Star City Casino

Las Vegas - ABC News
Who's Living Under Las Vegas ?
Las Vegas apparently has the second highest rate of homeless in the U.S. with 15,000 people living on the street.

Las Vegas - Bloomberg & WSJ
MGM Mirage Gains CityCenter Waiver as Dubai World Offers Plan
Investor Floats Plan to Complete Las Vegas Project

Arizona - Tucson Citizen & Arizona Star
Casino worker embezzled $644,000
Adam Thomas Vega created 585 false jackpot tickets in amounts ranging from $100 to $1,199 from 2001 to 2007.
Ex worker pleads guilty in $660K Tucson casino theft

Atlantic City - Courier Post & AP
Casinos, workers are dealt bad hands
"Since the beginning of the year, Atlantic City's 11 casinos have eliminated 1,270 jobs. And since March 2008, 3,092 casino workers have been let go."
Atlantic City casinos continue to crap out

Las Vegas - Yahoo Canada/PRNewswire
TableMAX Leads the Way as Electronic Table Games Emerge as Fastest Growing Segment in Gaming Products Industry

Australia - Sydney Morning Herald
Net betting worse than pokies: clubs

British News
Betting Show future in jeopardy after exodus - Racing Post
He's made £10m from racing - no wonder Veitch is the bookies' Enemy Number One

additional headlines
Empress Casino Employees Volunteer in Joliet
APCW Perspectives Weekly for April 10th, 2009: Industry News from David Carruthers and Party Gaming
Bet On It: Harrah's Entertainment Reaches Sponsorship Deal with Mets
Foxwoods Chooses Casino Location via Google Earth, Misses by a Few Blocks
Regulators set rules for gambling suppliers - Kansas
Man in fake diving death case held in Las Vegas for cheating at casino

Friday, 10th April

Atlantic City - Reuters, AP & Press of Atlantic City
Second record drop in Atlantic City casino revenues
"Combined revenue from the 11 casinos in New Jersey's gaming capital dropped 19.4% to $318.4 million in March, compared with a year earlier, according to the New Jersey Casino Control Commission."
NJ casinos post biggest monthly revenue drop ever
Atlantic City casinos post record 19.4% revenue decline
March Casino Revenue
CCC Announces March Casino Revenue
"For the first three months of the year, casinos won $950.2 million, down 16.2% from the $1.1 billion won in the same period in 2008. Slot machine revenues were down 17% for the quarter and table revenues fell by 14.5%."
Macau - Macau Daily Times
Grand Lisboa chopping expats
"MDTimes understands that apart from
Grand Lisboa, the Galaxy Entertainment
Group is also set to let go of a number of its employees,mainly expats."
Stanley Ho awarded with G2E Asia Visionary Award
Macau Daily Times - 9th April

Las Vegas - Reuters
Harrah's cuts debt by $2.3 bln in exchange offer

Las Vegas- Reuters
Colony Capital, MGM Mirage break off talks: source
"The source said while there were no talks going on now, the situation could change." - MGM Closed Thursday at $5.30.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
In down economy, it’s looking a lot like Old Vegas
A Vegas institution, updated - 25th March
‘Freaks’ comes to O’Sheas - 11th March

British News
Businessman's casino gamble is a non-starter - Lancaster Guardian
Betting shops to open as usual on Good Friday - Racing Post

additional headlines
Officials: Empress Casino reopening in June
Florida Gaming Corp. Announces Closing of Phase 1 of Casino Expansion

Thursday, 9th April

Las Vegas - Reuters
Las Vegas trophy project becomes symbol of trouble

Carson City, Nevada - ABC News/AP
State regulators gear up for casino bankruptcies
The list of threatened companies reads like a who's who of the U.S. casino industry - MGM Mirage Inc, Harrah's Entertainment Inc, Tropicana Entertainment LLC, Station Casinos Inc, Herbst Gaming Inc & Riviera Holdings Corp.

Philadelphia - Philadelphia Daily News
Foxwoods Heckled, Chased From Gaming Control Board Meeting
Officials: What Is Going On With Philly Casinos
Debate Over Philly Casinos Continues

'Sun King' returns home

Austin, Texas - Dallas Morning News & Star Telegram
Gambling backers pitch their ideas to Texas House, but foes fire back
Developer says DFW would be good place for a casino
"Adelson supports a comprehensive bill backed by the Texas Gaming Association that would create 12 Las Vegas-style resort casinos, permit slot machines at horse and dog tracks and permit casino gaming on Indian reservations."
Texas Gaming Association - www unknown.

Bethlehem, Pensylvania -
Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort's share of test run to buoy local charities - Opening 22nd May.

Bermuda - Bermuda Sun: Guest columnist
Casinos in BDA would boost tourism, create jobs

additional headlines
Casino Affiliate Convention (CAC) Amsterdam, 2009 - Event Summary

Wednesday, 8th April
Foxwoods Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken Challenge - November 2006.
Gaming floor's editor failed to beat the bird when the promotion was at the LV Tropicana a few years ago !.

Detroit - Reuters/PRNewswire
Tommy 'Hitman' Hearns Takes on 'Ginger' the Casino Chicken at Greektown Casino-Hotel's 'Chick-Tac-Dough' Promotion - Now you know how bad business is ! - "The Most Successful Casino Promotion Ever"

Austin, Texas - Houston Chronicle/AP
Casino proponents make case at Capitol

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Market Wire
Players Network Plans to Add Live Horse Race Betting to Its Online Offerings

Macau - Newswire Today/Reed Exhibitions PR
Dr. Stanley Ho to Receive Second Annual G2E ASIA Visionary Award During Keynote Address

Las Vegas - Reuters, Yahoo/AP & Barron's
Casinos shares fall on gaming data, MGM downgrade
Sector Snap: Casinos fall on Nevada revenue drop
Sin City Hit Hard By Gaming Slump

Screen grab - LVS, MGM & WYNN 5 year chart at Google finance

Nevada Gaming Revenues - February 2009 
Gaming revenues tumble, again, in February - RGJ
"The Gaming Control Board report showed an 18.12% drop statewide in gross gaming revenues compared with February 2008, continuing a streak of monthly declines dating to January 2008."

Strip gaming win falls for 14th month to 2004 levels - LVS
"Baccarat at Strip casinos posted the biggest drop – off 50.7%. Gross win in 21 fell 15.1%, Craps was off 45% and roulette dropped 48.8%."

Gaming Investments - Reuters
Credit crunch takes toll on U.S. casinos

Las Vegas & Macau - WSJ
Las Vegas Sands Purchase May Tell More About Macau

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Creditors file bankruptcy petition against Greek Isles

Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Star &
Problem gambling suit seeks $3.5B from OLG
Problem gambler suit seeks billions; Ontario casino officials call it misdirected
Addicted gambler Peter Dennis has filed a $3.5-billion lawsuit against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. His personal losses appear to be around C$600,000.

Karlsruhe, Germany - Bloomberg
German Sport-Gambling Monopoly Backed by High Court

Goa - The Times of India
Casino vessel Leela not fit to move out of Mandovi: DGS

British News
Former Carlisle mayor jailed for stealing to fund gambling habit - The Guardian
Woman mayor who stole £40,000 from social club to fund online gambling addiction is jailed - Daily Mail. A cautionary tale if ever there was one.
Players charged in betting scandal - The Independent
Footballers betting against themselves is worse than drug use - The Times
Chester City players charged in betting probe

additional headlines
Arrest of GB Gambling house operators blasted - Bahamas. Nassau Guardian
Roger Blitz on Partygaming’s US agreement
Don’t bet on an end to Prohibition for PartyGaming -

<<< Previous| Homepage| 2009 Index | Next >>>


Gaming floor
An online resource for casino trade and industry news
©1999-2009 Ltd.