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Monday, 31st August

U.S. - USA Today
Casinos earn coin from penny slots

Jamaica - Jamaica Gleaner
Casino bill tops new legislative agenda

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage takes brands to abroad as franchisor

Las Vegas - CNBC
Sin City Seeing A Bottom?

San Diego - San Diego Union-Tribune
Busted card-cheating ring found success in simplicity
Phoung Quoc Tran et al indictment - 70 pages

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Fertitta remembered for ‘kindness, generosity, integrity’ at funeral
 

British News
Gaming group 'bids to free up cash' - UKPA
Gambling giant Gala's £550m plan to avoid break-up over debts - Daily Mail
www.galacoral.co.uk
Former soldier jailed for armed raid on bookies
 

additional headlines...
Spectrum Gaming Group Again Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies
www.spectrumgaming.com
Bonita man wins $3.5 million on Immokalee Casino slot machine
www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com
Harrah's Is Trying Damn Hard to Get the Gay Gambling Business - Queerty.com
Bishop against casinos: no help to economy, harms society - Philippines
Number of gamblers seeking help trebles - Dublin. Irish Examiner
Cyber-attacks hit internet betting websites - Australia
Recent U.S. video reports
Rivers Casino Not Performing As Well As Expected - Pittsburgh
Foxwoods Casino Denied Center City Location - Philadelphia
Seminole Tribe Gambling Deal To Be Finalized - Tallahassee
 


 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 29th & 30th August
27 AGO 2009 CASINO INAUGURACION
Opening of Casino Del Pacifico San Antonio in Chile's Valparaíso region.
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Der Clou auf der „Mein Schiff- Pokern, Black Jack und Baccara
The casino and croupier's onboard Tui Cruises Mein Schiff which debuted in May 2009. The vessel was formerly the Celebrity Galaxy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mein_Schiff
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Macau - Macau Daily Times 28th & 26th August. LUSA 24th August.
Stanley Ho is 'recovering well'
Stanley Ho 'much better'
Macau: Stanley Ho continua internado sem previsão de alta
The LUSA article speculates on a report from Next Media in Hong Kong that Stanley Ho may have taken a 5th wife in June 2009.

Macau & Australia - Sydney Morning Herald
Macau's are the last venues standing after casino gamble fails in US and UK
www.crownltd.com.au

Florida - Miami Herald
Casino deal still not reached
Seminole Tribe agrees to gambling compact
 
 

Harvey's Casino Bombing - 26th August, 1980.
Harvey's Casino Bombing News Report
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey%27s_Resort_Hotel_bombing
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British News
Questions over betting boss's cash donation for Labour
www.bet365.com
 

additional headlines...
Tropicana names new leadership amid rebranding
www.tropicanalv.com
$.45m BAIL FOR COPS - Trinidad & Tobago
Union Rallies For Gaming Workers In A.C.
MGM Mirage offers to exchange senior notes - Yahoo/AP
Man gets 15 years for biting officer at A.C. casino
Soboba Casino heist defendant gets 16 years
 


 
 
Friday, 28th August

Reno, Nevada - Raving Consulting press release
Winners of Best New Table Games of 2009 Competition announced at industry-mobilizing conference!
www.ravingconsulting.com/tablegames.html

Macau - Business Week
In Macao, Betting on a Poker Boom

Manila - Bloomberg
Billionaire Tan and Star Cruises Open Manila Casino
"The resort’s casino will have 300 tables and more than 1,000 slot machines by the end of the year, when all three floors will be ready, Sian said. The 100 tables ready today make it the Philippines’ biggest casino."
www.rwmanila.com - Resorts World Manila
http://baklaako.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/resortsworldmanila_thumb.jpg
 

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
National teachers union presses Harrah's for dealer contract
"In a letter sent to Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman, the American Federation of Teachers, or AFT, said it will stop conducting business with Harrah's as long as the company's dealers in Atlantic City remain without a first-ever union contract."

Malta - Malta Independent
Three contenders reported for Dragonara Casino
www.dragonara.com

New Zealand - Labournet.net/Service and Food Workers Union
SKYCITY workers demand answers as bosses gamble with their livelihoods

New York - Reuters
Trump, bondholders must fight over casino operator
www.trumpcasinos.com

South Africa & Chile - Business Day & Reuters
Chile casino drags on Sun International
Sun Intl FY profit down, sees tough 2010
www.casinomonticello.cl

Johannesburg - Gold Reef Resorts - press release
Performance from Gold Reef Resorts up despite tough trading conditions
www.grcresorts.co.za

Western Cape, South Africa - Business Day
Gold Reef Resorts wants reassessment of exclusive Cape Town casino licence
www.grandwest.co.za - Sun International's top performing property.
www.casinomykonos.com

Johannesburg - Sharenet.co.za
Sun International Limited - Profit and Dividend Announcement for the year ended 30 June 2009
www.suninternational.com
 

British News
Board deals in licence for 24-hour casino - Dundee's G Casino opens in October.
First 24 hour casino planned for Tayside
Snooker: Maguire and Burnett face betting inquiry - The Independent
Scottish snooker stars questioned in probe into alleged betting scam
Bodog Sign with Fulham - The Independent
www.fulhamfc.com
www.bodog.co.uk
 

additional headlines...
Casino & Gaming International Digital Edition: 2009 No. 3
Boulder Strip casino suffers but survives during recession
www.cannerycasinos.com
CoP to inspect casino feeder boats within two days - Goa
Kan. board sets meetings to pick casino developers
Gaming board gives casino developers more time to apply - Iowa
Gaming VC Trading update - Proposed Redomiciliation from Luxembourg to the Isle of Man
www.gamingvc.com
 


 
 
Thursday, 27th August

Kinmen, Taiwan - eTaiwanNews
Will Taiwan's defense outpost become casino hub ?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Kinmen,Matsu,Wuciou.png

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Cannery casinos weigh on company’s earnings
www.cannerycasinos.com
Fontainebleau suffers defeat as judge sides with banks

Kangwon, South Korea - Korea Herald
Addicts ask to be kept out of casino
"The number of those who had themselves barred from casinos increased from 806 in 2005 to 1,005 in 2006, 1,495 in 2007, and 2,209 last year."
www.kangwonland.com
 

Bally Technologies, Part 4: Behind the Bells and Whistles (Part 4 of 5)
www.youtube.com/user/ACEMEVideo
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Connecticut - Boston.com/Bloomberg
Foxwoods casino owner is seeking to restructure its debt
www.foxwoods.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashantucket_Pequot_Tribe
 
 
Sydney - The Australian, Reuters & Daily Telegraph
Crown in $1.2bn loss on US writedowns
Crown bets on Australia, Macau as U.S. bleeds
Crown posts huge loss on US write-down
Crown sticking with US casinos - Herald Sun/AAP
Crown Posts A$1.2B Loss On US Asset Write Downs - WSJ
Crown logo
www.crownlimited.com
Crown Announces 2009 Full Year Results
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CWN.AX
Two of Crown's "ill timed" investments in Las Vegas, the others were minority stakes in Harrah's and Station Casinos and the attempted purchase of Cannery Casino Resorts.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/161/345841975_3498003c55_o.jpg - Crown Tower
www.vegastripping.com/images/news/fontainebleau-lasvegas-prop.jpg - Fontainbleau
 

Tallahassee, Florida - Miami Herald
Deal seems closer in gambling negotiations
"The Seminole Tribe of Florida is inching closer to completing a gambling deal with the state that would allow it to keep the slot machines and card games at its Hard Rock casinos in return for $150 million in annual payments to the state."

Bucharest, Romania - ZF.ro
Zara, Real and two casinos, the biggest employers in AFI Cotroceni
www.afipalacecotroceni.ro - Soon to be Romania's largest retail and entertainment complex
www.largo.bg/photo/fck/Image/June1/cotroceni-new-logo-c01.jpg
 
 

Craps at Fortune Valley Hotel and Casino
www.fortunevalleycasino.com - Central City, Colorado.
Well produced player instructional video. Craps and Roulette with $100 maximum bets were permitted at Colorado's 40+ casinos from 1st July, 2009.
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British News
Betting shop boss stole £40,000 - Wigan
Bet scam uses Rafa and Ribery - The Sun

additional headlines...
Te Ururoa Flavell - Gambling Bill 12th May 2009 - Maori problem gambling NZ
Casino in Palau divides public and law makers - Radio Australia
74 nabbed at chalet 'casino' - Straits Times
888 first-half profit down 43% - Reuters
Second Japanese casino robbery in one week - Kyoto City Pachinko parlour
 


 
 
Wednesday, 26th August

British News
Gambling company should have identified itself in campaign ads, says ASA
ASA Adjudications - Prime Table Games UK
The Advertising Standards Authority have issued a ruling on Prime Table Games "Terminate the terminals" campaign. In 2008 the company took out a series of full page Ad's in national newspapers which generated a single complaint.
www.primetablegames.com
www.fairandopengambling.net
www.fairandopengamblingireland.net
Work starts on Ricoh Arena £1.6m casino revamp - Coventry Telegraph
www.gcasino.co.uk/coventry2/index.php
 

Athens - Focus Information Agency
Greece to levy 10% tax on gambling winnings as of 21 September

New York & Sukoró, Hungary - Yahoo/Business Wire
Trans World Corporation Announces a Mega Casino License Tender Award to Its Subsidiary in Hungary
www.transwc.com
http://m.blog.hu/va/vastagbor/image/2009/03/sukor%C3%B3.jpg
www.hirado.hu/Hirek/2009/07/~/media/News/Hirado/Hirek/2009/02/11/06/sukoro.jpg.ashx
www.sukoro.hu

Republic of Palau - Radio New Zealand International
Palau chiefs expect big support in anti casino drive
Palauans petition govt not to allow casinos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau
www.visit-palau.com/gettingthere/index.cfm

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
MGM Mirage responds to shareholder lawsuit

 Macau - YouTube/PokerNews.com
Welcome to Season 3 of PokerStars.net APPT Macau
The Poker Stars sponsored Asia Pacific Poker Tour at the Grand Lisboa from the 25th to 30th August directly follows on from the Asian Poker Tour held at the StarWorld Casino from the 12th to 23rd.
Asian Poker Tour Confirms Growth
www.appt.com
www.grandlisboa.com

Australia - The Australian
James Packer's Seek sale raises speculation on Crown, Challenger
www.crownlimited.com
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CWN.AX

Gibraltar - The Independent
PartyGaming seals first US deal since settlement
www.partygaming.com
 

additional headlines...
Spotlight on Las Vegas Sands - CNBC Video
Sport or spoof, poker is red hot in China - Macau gets the gambling bug
www.casinoreview-online.com
Paddy Power H1 profit declines
JOHN L. SMITH: Janitors' lawsuit might dirty national image of Strip resorts
 


 
 
Tuesday, 25th August

Espelkamp, Germany - Westfalen-Blatt & ISA-Casinos
Erfinder der Merkur-Casinos
75 Jahre Paul Gauselmann: Deutschlands Automaten-Urgestein feiert am 26. August Geburtstag
www.gauselmann.de
www.spielothek.de
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gauselmann
 
Gambling TV - Reel Agosto 2009
www.canalgambling.tv | www.canalgambling.com
Gambling TV is available on a number of cable channels in Argentina 
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London - Bloomberg
Netplay Pushes TV Roulette as Broadcasters Seek Revenue Sources
www.netplaytv.plc.uk
 

Netplay TV PLC VIP Experience
Interesting behind the scenes look at Netplay TV's SuperCasino.com that broadcasts live Roulette on Interactive TV in the UK and online.
Netplay TV Introduction Real life Gaming
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A selection of headlines from Gaming Today...
Slots machines tighter than ever
"For example, slots in Connecticut and Atlantic City, New Jersey, return a full two percentage points less than they do in Nevada. The same can be said for slots in Indiana, Iowa and South Dakota."
Mass. looks ready to OK casinos
Gulfstream Park owners fined for security failures
Gaming revenue news out of Macau mixed
Wynn: Entertainment not what it used to be - Pok
It's time to take poker to new level - Poker revenues in U.S. casinos.
www.gamingtoday.com
 

Australia - Bloomberg, SMH, Reuters & WSJ
Aristocrat Turns to First-Half Net Loss on Writedowns 
Aristocrat posts first half loss
Australia's Aristocrat sees tough second half
Aristocrat To Double North America Market Share
www.aristocrat.com.au
http://au.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ALL.AX
 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Leigh Valey News & MCall.com
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem makes nearly half of gambling floor smoker friendly
"the average slot winnings per day in the casino's smoking area were $324.36 per machine compared to $181.01 in winnings in the nonsmoking area."
Bethlehem Sands says, smoke 'em if you got 'em
"Philadelphia Park casino's smoking section machine took in $583 per machine per day, compared with $210 for its nonsmoking machines. Mount Airy's smoking-section machines took in $380 a day, while its nonsmoking-section machines took just $133, according to numbers released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board."
www.pasands.com
www.pgcb.state.pa.us/?p=158 - PGCB weekly revenue reports.

Tokyo, Japan - Examiner.com
Over $243,000 dollars robbed from Japanese casino in violent heist

The Netherlands - BNDeStem.nl
Gokken op internet lastig te bestrijden - Internet gambling in the Netherlands.

Las Vegas - Reuters/Globe Newswire
Galaxy Gaming's CEO Updates Progress
www.galaxygaming.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SECD.OB

San Francisco - Yahoo/AP
World Poker Tour production firm sells assets
PartyGaming Outbids Gamynia for World Poker Tour Assets - CardPlayer.com
PartyGaming Moves For World Poker Tour Assets with Superior Offer
www.worldpokertour.com
www.partygaming.com
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=WPTE

Connecticut - Norwich Bulletin
State drops additional charges against Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun cheater

Australia & Macau - Goldcoast.com.au & Macau Daily Times
Chips were down so dealer stole - Jupiters Gold Coast. Wai Ying Ayumi Ho.
Croupier arrested for stealing gaming chips - Macau. Unamed casino
 

British News
Bettorlogic signs Arsenal FC website deal
www.bettorlogic.com
 

additional headlines...
International Casino Review - September Digital issue
www.casinoreview-online.com
Regulations on gambling machines 'kept being postponed' - Times of Malta
Pro-gambling groups pouring millions into Massachusetts
Casino bidders cry foul over city site - Baltimore, Maryland.
All Inbox - Daniel Negreanu Answers Your Poker Questions - CardPlayer.com
Glasnost in Kyiv
Maxim Lykov - EPT Kyiv Winner - €330,000
 


 
 
Monday, 24th August

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Use of foreign labor by slot makers sparks regulation consideration
"IGT and Bally Technologies began using workers in India a few years ago, claiming they couldn’t find enough local talent for the job. IGT has outsourced work to India, and Bally, in part because of regulatory concerns surrounding the use of contractors, opened offices in India and hired workers there as full-time Bally employees."
Seduction by room rate
"Thanks to a heated price war in Las Vegas, Kronman snagged a suite at the Encore for $109 per night, with a $50 credit toward resort purchases."

Macau - Yahoo/AP
Analyst: Macau should see improved business during second half of the year

Kansas - Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Lakes Entertainment Announces New Kansas Joint Venture
Developer drops Kan. casino bid to back rival plan
www.lakesentertainment.com
 
 

Las Vegas : The 24 Hour Show - Part 1
www.youtube.com/user/NevadaCulture
www.nevadaculture.org - Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs
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British News
Betfair ponders a punt on £1.5bn public listing - Guardian
Betfair eyes deals amid rumours of flotation - The Independent
Betfair looks to float ahead of end of US ban on online gaming - Daily Telegraph
www.betfair.com
Teenage lottery millionaire who won £1.9m broke at 22 - Daily Mail
 

Florida - Miami Herald
State fines Gulfstream Park $800,000

Bagnone, Italy - Daily Telegraph
Italian Ugo Verni wins £130m in Europe's biggest ever lottery prize
 

additional headlines...
Las Vegas : The 24 Hour Show - Part 1
www.youtube.com/user/NevadaCulture
The Strip Podcast - Daniel Negreanu interview
www.thestrippodcast.com
European Poker Tour -- Maxim Lykov Wins Kiev Main Event - CardPlayer.com
As all casinos are now closed in both Russia and the Ukraine the event  took place at the Kiev Sports Palace.
www.europeanpokertour.com/tournaments
Senecas to explore buying Concord Hotel property for casino
Chinese crime connection found for Aqueduct casino bidder
Pokerspieler zocken um knapp eine Million - Switzerland
www.swisspokermasters.ch
Trial begins for 2 men in fatal bombing in Las Vegas casino parking structure


 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 22nd & 23rd August

Casinos & smoking
Washington - Charleston Gazette
Casino study suggests smoking sections don't work
www.ajph.org

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter’s Aria to protect blackjack dealers from smoke
 

Bagnone, Italy - Yahoo/Sky News & BBC
Mamma Mia! Man Wins £127m Italian Lottery
Top Italian lottery prize is won
www.sisal.it
www.panoramio.com/photo/13418384

Las Vegas & New York - WCBSTV.com
Casino Mogul Eyes Aqueduct For 'Racino' Project - Steve Wynn
www.nyra.com/index_aqueduct.html

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
McCarran passenger count drops for 17th month
"In July, 3,557,509 passengers used McCarran, compared to 3,923,472 in the same month last year"
Jobless rate leaps to 13.1% in Las Vegas
"the 13.1% compares to 12.3% in June and to 6.9% in July a year ago. Statewide, unemployment rose from 12% in June to 12.5% in July with 179,300 persons jobless."

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun, LVR-J, Fox5Vegas & AP
Frank Fertitta Jr., patriarch of Station Casinos, dies
Frank Fertitta Jr., father of Station Casinos empire, dies
Station Casinos founder left his mark as philanthropist
Fertitta Jr., Founder Of Station Casinos, Dies
Station Casinos founder Fertitta dies at 70
www.stationcasinos.com
Statement From Station Casinos On Death Of Frank Fertitta Jr.

Atlantic City & Las Vegas - Press of Atlantic City & Las Vegas Sun
Atlantic City Hilton defaults on mortgage, begins talks with lenders
Las Vegas Hilton gets loan extension
www.hiltonac.com
www.lvhilton.com
www.colonyinc.com - Colony Capital 

Oakland, California - San Francisco Chronicle
Gambler son ordered tried in parents' slayings
www.bluffmagazine.com/players/ernest-scherer-iii/5650/player-profile.asp

Online Gaming - iGamingBusiness
bwin Launches GTECH G2's New 'Casino Dice' Mini-game
 

British News
Betfair ponders £1.5bn flotation after shareholders call in bankers for talks
High roller's chips on Blues - FT
Carson Yeung's takeover of Birmingham City nears completion - Guardian
www.bcfc.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Sullivan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Yeung
 

additional headlines...
Day 1A of Poker APT 2009
Alabama governor candidate gambles on casinos
County rejects Strip site for Dinner in the Sky - LVR-J
www.dinnerintheskylv.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenoja/3688838021
Billionaire Loses Big Tax Case - Forbes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Beal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Professor,_the_Banker,_and_the_Suicide_King
 

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