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Friday, 7th August

Macau - Reuters & WSJ
What does illness of gaming king Ho mean for Macau?
Casino Succession in Question - Next in Line Is Unclear at Macau Gambling Empire of Ailing Stanley Ho
Stanley Ho
Stanley Ho
Flickr image by Roger Gros @ Global Gaming Business.

Sydney - Bloomberg
Tabcorp CEO Funke Kupper Turns to Casinos for Growth

Las Vegas - Mercury News/AP
Vegas casinos cut costs, slash room prices in 2Q

Oklahoma -
World's Fifth Largest Casino, WinStar World, Opens New Hotel

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Courier
Rivers Casino ready to roll

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Tropicana shows off new logo tied to redesign
Police: Man fatally shot himself near ‘Welcome’ sign
Mirage sues Denver Broncos player over alleged debts

British News
Ladbrokes join William Hill in moving internet betting operation offshore
IndigoVision is playing for high stakes - The Scotsman
IndigoVision views surge in sales - Glasgow Herald
Why fruit machines are for mugs - Daily Mirror

additional headlines...
Canada Man Faces Fraud Charges Related To Internet Gambling - WSJ
Pa. man accused of hacking into casino computer -
Muslims at gaming outlets nabbed - Malaysia
Vegas casino sues Broncos' Jordan over $20K debt - AP

Thursday, 6th August

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Boyd Gaming trying to acquire some Station Casinos assets

Macau - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Melco Crown Entertainment Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings
Melco Crown Entertainment posts wider 2Q loss
Melco Crown Entertainment Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q2 2009)

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
CityCenter To Be One of the World's Largest Green Developments

Reno - Yahoo/AP
Suit alleges IGT misled investors

Macau - Bloomberg, Reiters & 
Macau’s Government Approves Cap on ‘VIP’ Fees, WSJ Reports
Las Vegas Sands, Wynn IPOs seen as sure wins

Illinois -
Casino launches responsible gambling campaign
responsiblegaming/responsible-gaming-education-week.cfm - AGA

London - Clarion Gaming
Betting to form central part of Earls Court gaming spectacular

Washington - AFP
Canadian charged in US in Internet gambling case

Battle Creek, Michigan
The new casino in Emmett Township
FireKeepers Casino open for business

The new casino in Emmett Township. - Battle Creek, Michigan.

Panama - &
Ex-president named in casino scandal
Identities of casino shareholders, owners confirmed

Hong Kong - Bloomberg
Casino Magnate Stanley Ho Awake, Speaking, Wife Says

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Whale’s defense vs. Harrah’s gains traction
Harrah's Commitment to Responsible Gaming - Gary Loveman's advice to gamblers.

Columbus, Ohio - Cleveland Leader &
Harrah's Looking to Thistledown & Northfield for Possible Casino
Harrah's Entertainment is among the big players drawn by Ohio's expansion of legalized betting

British News
Odds on that William Hill’s 700 Yorkshire jobs will go - The Times
UK gambling tax puts us at disadvantage, says Betfair - The Guardian
Ladbrokes profits slip -
Ladbrokes To Move Online Betting Overseas - Sky
Betfair set for float after profits shoot up 29% - Daily Mail

additional headlines...
Goa: Casino solid waste, swine flu link worries - Times of India
Ameristar’s profit drops 16 percent in quarter - Las Vegas Sun
Tabcorp Falls After Flagging Increased Racing Costs - Bloomberg
Vegas can't beat house in world's sexiest casino - Sheldon Adelson's LVS IPO.
Sources: 8-liner machines sold back to illegal game rooms - Houston
Kentucky legislature convenes in special session
N.H. greyhound racing ends

Wednesday, 5th August

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Boyd Gaming Reports Second Quarter Results
Boyd Gaming profit falls 41%, shares dip

Carson City - CNBC/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Nevada court questions gaming agents' immunity
Court nullifies $150,000 award against Imperial Palace - 31st July.

Las Vegas - In Business Las Vegas/LVS
In Business TV - July 31, 2009

Hong Kong - China Post & The Australian/Dow Jones
Macau casino mogul Ho in Hong Kong hospital: reports
Casino mogul Stanley Ho okay after surgery
TDM English News - 4/8/2009

Sydney - Australasian Gaming Expo - Press release
Gaming Briefing Webcast Live - 16th - 18th August

Las Vegas - WSJ
Officer at Casino Firm Wynn Pulls Money Off Table - Marc Schorr. Wynn CEO. - closed at $58 yesterday evening.

Atlantic City - Bloomberg, The Independent & Reuters
Donald Trump Faces Bondholder Battle in Bid to Reclaim Casinos
Trump aims to resurrect his faltering casino group
Donald Trump to return to Atlantic City casinos

Riga, Latvia - RIA Novosti
Bürgermeister von Riga schlägt Casino-Insel für Lettlands Hauptstadt vor

Los Angeles - Trading Markets & Yahoo/Business Wire
Gamynia to acquire operating assets of WPT Enterprises
WPT Enterprises, Inc. to Sell Assets as Part of Online Gaming Extension

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Stratosphere owner sees loss in second quarter - American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC

British News
Betfair posts another record year of results - 2008-2009 results.
"The number of active users increased to 652,000, an increase of 25% on the previous year. Betfair now holds £240m of customer monies on deposit in ringfenced accounts."
Betting firms renege on Treasury deal and head offshore - The Guardian
William Hill profits plunge as punters beat the bookies - The Guardian
30 staff axed as bookmaker moves offshore - Yorkshire Post
CashXTech supplies Grosvenor Casinos -
Politicians' war of words over Guildford casino bid -

additional headlines...
Trans World Corporation Announces 2nd Quarter 2009 Results
Macau casinos may be better value than Las Vegas peers - MarketWatch
Hongkong: Casino-Ausstatter Sundart International mit IPO

Tuesday, 4th August
Dr. Stanley Ho Visionary Award @ G2E Asia 2009

Hong Kong - Reuters, Yahoo/AFP & Bloomberg
Macau gaming tycoon undergoes brain surgery - report
Macau gaming tycoon Stanley Ho in hospital: report
Stanley Ho Hospitalized in Hong Kong, Hospital Official Says - SJM

Macau - Brisbane Times
Packer’s dream sums rise and fall

Atlantic City -, AP & Press of Atlantic City
Donald Trump Regains Control Of 3 A.C. Casinos
Donald Trump regains 3 AC casinos
Trump set to regain control of his Atlantic City casinos
Trumps Regains Control Of His Atlantic City Assets

Atlantic City - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Trump Entertainment Resorts Enters Into Agreement to Sell Company; Files Plan of Reorganization

Macau - Yahoo/AP
City of Dreams results improve in July, Melco says
"Approximately 1.1 million people visited City of Dreams in July, averaging out to about 37,000 visitors a day."
Casinos cos. with Macau properties rise on monthly gaming revenue results, City of Dreams

Panama -
Casino board members suspected of shady ties to former president

MGM Mirage Loses $213 Million - Bloomberg

Las Vegas & Macau - Reuters & las Vegas Sun
MGM not looking to sell Macau stake
Vegas downturn weighs on MGM Mirage earnings
MGM Making a Comeback - CNBC Fast Money. Jim Murren Interview.

Nassau - Nassau Guardian
Atlantis boss open to Bahamians gambling in casino

additional headlines...
Cramer: Placing Your Chips in Gaming - Recommends WYNN over MGM.
Malicious ATM Catches Hackers - Sahara Las Vegas
Man carries samurai sword into Casino Rama, gets arrested
PokerTek installs tables in Reno - Silver Legacy

Monday, 3rd August
Macau's Casino Battles - Bloomberg

Las Vegas - WSJ/Dow Jones, AP & Reuters
MGM Reports Loss As Revenue Sinks
MGM moves to 2Q loss on charges, less gambling
MGM Mirage posts loss, but revenue tops estimates

Macau - Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Second Quarter Financial Results
MGM MIRAGE Earnings Conference Call (Q2 2009)

Macau - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
City of Dreams Contributes to Expansion of the Macau Gaming Market in July

Las Vegas & Atlantic City - WSJ
MGM Mirage Faces Review Over Macau

Problem Gambling - Australia

Pokie Victims "The Biggest Losers" - 60 Minutes Australia - Part 1 of 2
Broadcast Sunday, 2nd August.
Pokie Victims "The Biggest Losers" - 60 Minutes Australia - Part 2 of 2
Google Search - Katherine Natt
Senator Nick Xenophon -

Switzerland & Austria - Die Presse, &
Swiss Casinos übernimmt Anteile an den Casinos St. Gallen und Pfäffikon
Swiss Casinos Holding (SCH) has purchased the minority stake of Casinos Austria in the St. Gallen, Pfäffikon und Schaffhausen casinos. SCH now controls around 97% of Grand Casino St. Gallen AG, 100% of Casino Zürichsee AG & 99% of CSA Schaffhausen AG.
Casinos Austria ziehen sich aus der Schweiz zurück
Casinos in Schweizer Hand

The Casino
Grand Casino St. Gallen - image

Singapore - Strairs Times & Today Online
Over 6,000 attend job fair
7,800 mostly-local applications for casino jobs
"Over 14,000 people visited our dealer recruitment fair over the weekend. We are very happy and encouraged by the response. Out of this group, we received 7,800 applicants, of which the majority are locals," said the company in a statement.

Singapore - Electric New Paper
Is casino job within your REACH? - Height requirements for trainee dealers, - International Club Game Training Centre

Saarland, Germany - Saarbrücker Zeitung
Spielcasino eröffnet - Neunkircher Spielbank.

British News
Mayor told 'think again' over casino - Torquay

additional headlines...
Chamber director supports legalization of gambling - Nassau Guardian
Seattle Developer Plans Chain Of Luxury Casinos - In Guatemala
Holpriger Start für Zockerparadies - Russia. Der Standard.

Saturday & Sunday, 1st & 2nd August

Macau - Bloomberg
MGM Mirage Overhauling Macau Casino to Boost Share

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Wynn still critical of Obama administration

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas Sun & Reuters
Investigation of MGM, Boyd gaming license for Borgata reopened
MGM Mirage, Boyd gaming license investigation reopened
New Jersey moves to re-open Borgata license
The Borgata, and The Water Club

Hoover Dam & Lake Mead

Fw: Hoover Dam & New Bridge
Hoover Dam & New Bridge
Hoover Dam Bypass Project -
Photos - 1999 & 2009
Lake Mead Water Levels — Historical and Current
The present water level appears to only have been seen in the mid 50's and 60's.
Trip to Hoover dam ( Music by Pepe Mogt ) - Very stylish production in B/W

Goa's casinos

Casinos in Goa working sans licenses - NDTV. 26th July
Casinos without proper papers will be sealed: Pacheco - Goa 365

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Marketers: Reduce slot hold to attract more customers

Las Vegas - Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands targets $400 million bond sale
Las Vegas Sands declares quarterly dividend
"Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. says it plans to pay a quarterly dividend of $2.50 for each share of its preferred stock."

Dallas - Yahoo/Marketwire & Las Vegas Sun
Kendall Law Group Announces Securities Class Action Against International Game Technology
Class-action lawsuit filed against IGT

British News
William Hill set to move internet betting to Gibraltar - The Sunday Times
Casino guidelines are laid down - BBC Humberside
Leisure Group profis down 27% - A&S Leisure

Forest drop gambling logo from kids' replica shirts - Victor Chandler
Murder charge husband 'stole to cover betting' - Dundee
Rank calls the higher numbers -
Treasury is our biggest problem, says Rank - Daily Telegraph

additional headlines...
Petition for Penghu casino referendum reaches name goal
Hard Rock's new Paradise Tower puts Nevadans to work
Sahara faces lawsuit alleging discrimination
Casino expects take of $400M in 1st year - Rivers Casino. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brazil busts casino prostitution ring - AP

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