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Archive 2009: 1st - 7th December

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Monday, 7th December

Montgomery, Alabama - AL.com
Casinos revamp gambling machines; Governor's office says they're still illegal

Indiana - Indianapolis Star
Casino takes card-counting case to Indiana Supreme Court
Story comments

Newcastle & China - Taipei Times
Gaming scandal linked to murders in England
A look inside the murky world of betting in running on live soccer games.

Melbourne - 7 News
Govt allows Crown to boost gaming tables
"Crown is set to increase its gaming tables from 350 to 500 in exchange for paying more tax on its poker machines. Under the new agreement, Crown's tax rates on its 2,500 poker machines will rise from 25%to 32% of players gaming losses".
www.crowncasino.com.au

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Kirk Kerkorian: CityCenter is ‘simply the most amazing’ Vegas project ever - John Katsilometes.
Fontainebleau: Half-built bargain bid up by billionaire
 

City Center - Las Vegas
City Center - Las Vegas
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Circus Circus sign & Fontainebleau Casino
Circus Circus sign & Fontainebleau Casino
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additional headlines...
An introduction to CityCenter - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Obituary - Richard Fiore - Legacy.com/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Downtown Las Vegas Casino Lights & Fremont Street Experience
Atlantic City casinos to reduce NYC train service - Daily Record
N.Y-Atlantic City rail service cuts back - Philadelphia Inquirer
www.acestrain.com
Pa. casinos spend over $1 million to lobby in '09
Black Tuesday for Greenspun Media - Steve Friess
Vegas Gang #40 – November 20th, 2009
www.vegasgangpodcast.com
 


 
 
Saturday & Sunday, 5th & 6th December
Golden Triangle from Opium to Casino
Shows a major casino under construction on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos
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Golden Nugget Rush Tower Grand Opening
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West Virginia - AP
W.Va. voters OK table games for Charles Town Races
www.ctownraces.com

Scotland & Siberia - The Sunday Times
Scottish architects to design Siberia casino
www.rmjm.com

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter’s Mandarin Oriental makes Vegas debut
www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas
As national jobless rate improves, LV sees signs of trouble

Reno - Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Premiere: Sex and the City(TM) Slots
www.igt.com

Las Vegas - WSJ
The Gambler Who Blew $127 Million - Terrance Watanabe

Palm Beach - Palm Beach Post
Strike highlights concerns on gambling ship
www.palmbeachprincess.com

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
Grand Opening of Crystals at CityCenter Brings Unprecedented Shopping Experience to Las Vegas Strip

California & Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Electronic Game Card, Inc. and Bally Technologies Sign Worldwide Licensing Agreement
www.electronicgamecard.com
 

additional headlines...
Cellini asks President Obama to move casinos forward - Monticello, New York
Casino Company Rolling Out 1000 Jobs in St. Louis - Fox2Now.com
New plan for Greektown Casino could be sent to creditors - Detroit Free Press
Nevada economists wary of unemployment drop - RGJ
 


 
 
Friday, 4th December

Singapore - Reuters
Sands plans phased opening for Singapore resort
www.marinabaysands.com
www.flickr.com/photos/xtemujin/4151773753
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gooddae/4143170959
www.flickr.com/photos/gooddae/4132868113
 

Gaming foor editor Ian Sutton's YT video of City Center taken after G2E...

City Center Las Vegas - November 2009
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Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter unveils Crystals retail district
Fontainebleau lenders sue construction companies over liens
 

Crystals at CityCenter Celebrates Grand Opening - KLAS TV
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Louis Vuitton CityCenter at the Crystals, Las Vegas 
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South Africa - News24.com & Business Report/sapa
Sun City protest continues
Casino resort moves on race row claims
www.suninternational.com/Destinations/Resorts/SunCity/Pages/default.aspx

Japan - Japan Times
Pachinko maker pushes for legalization of casinos
"Pachinko is played by about 13 percent of Japan's population, who fed ¥21 trillion into the machines last year, according to the government's Leisure White Paper."
http://people.forbes.com/profile/kazuo-okada/87463
www.aruze.com
www.universal-777.com
 

additional headlines...
Lawyer: Blagojevich would take 5th in casino suit - Boston Globe/AP
Soccer betting targeted in China - China Daily
Cheryl Cole looks happy with husband Ashley's £100 casino win
 


 
 
Thursday, 3rd December

Manchester - Architects Journal
Exclusive: BDP plans Vegas-style scheme for Manchester
www.bdp.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Manchester_Stadium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansour_bin_Zayed_Al_Nahyan

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
M Resort notes improved business in recent months
www.themresort.com

Online Gambling - Betastic.co.uk
Harrah's Launches the Much Anticipated Caesars Casino Online
"Due to legal restrictions, Caesar’s online casino is not available to players from the U.S. or Germany at this time."
www.caesarscasino.com
www.dragonfishtech.com
 

additional headlines...
universal studios singapore sneak peek.wmv
PALAU PRESIDENT VETOES CASINO BILL - Pacific Islands Report/Marianas Variety
Kansas to revise plans for Wichita area casino - Yahoo/AP
www.chisholmcreekcasinoresort.com
Dodge City casino to open in mid-December - Wichita Journal
www.chisholmcre
Gaming Partners International Announces Special Dividend
Bally Technologies holders approve $100M buyback
IGT Names New Chief Legal Officer and Chief of Staff - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Police raids bust Tel Aviv gambling rings - Jerusalem Post
 


 
 
Wednesday, 2nd December
IAAPA 2009 - Las Vegas Convention Center
Gamingfloor's 8 minute film from the final day of the IAAPA show at the LVCC.
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Wolverhampton & Dudley - Express & Star
Casino jobs saved in takeover
www.bluechipcasinos.co.uk
www.casino36stockport.com

St. Louis - Chicago Tribune
Now-closed sports betting Web site gets $28.2 million fine, placed on probation for 5 years
www.betonsports.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BetonSports

Cape Town - SportsFeatures.com
Interpol joins football fight against match-fixing and betting scams
Big decisions taken in Cape Town

Macau - Peoples Daily & Macau Business
Macao's gaming receipts rise 60% in November: report
Gaming receipts keep growing
Strong gaming growth spurs optimism
Macau to expand by 3.6 sq km

Las Vegas - AP
Greenspun Media lays off staff, reorganizes units
A sad day at the Sun, but a day for hope - Brian Greenspun
www.gmgvegas.com
www.lasvegassun.com
www.vegas.com

Macau - Forbes & Reuters
Battle Of The Billionaires - Sheldon Adelson & Steve Wynn.
Casino stocks soar on strong Macau gambling revenues

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & Las Vegas Sun
First hotel opens at CityCenter project in Vegas
CityCenter’s Vdara hotel unveiled with ribbon-cutting
www.vdara.com

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP
Moody's has negative outlook on Las Vegas Sands
 

Aristocrat Helps Casinos Build for the Future at G2E 2009 - November 11th
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additional headlines...
Bankruptcy Fight, Las Vegas Style - N.Y. Times. Station Casinos v's Boyd Gaming
Wyandotte County casino proposal gets approval
Nearly 70% of LV homeowners underwater on mortgage
£200m Parisi mafia gang 'ran betting operation from London
 


 
 
Tuesday, 1st December

Dominican Republic - PRNewswire
Hard Rock International Announces the First Ultimate All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana
www.palaceresorts.com

Part III of Gaming floor's videos from G2E 2009
More from Las Vegas, the Strip, IAAPA show and downtown to follow

G2E 2009 - Part III Days 2 & 3
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Las Vegas - AP
Binion's closing Las Vegas hotel; casino remains open
Binion’s to close all 365 rooms, lay off 100 workers
www.binions.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binion%27s_Gambling_Hall_and_Hotel
 

Binions Hotel & Casino
Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel - Exterior signage
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Las Vegas - WSJ
Harrah's Plans to Buy Planet Hollywood Casino
"The casino giant has formed a new subsidiary, PHW Las Vegas LLC, with the intent of taking over the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. PHW filed the application to casino regulators last week, a person at the Control Board said."
www.planethollywoodresort.com
 

Dubai & Las Vegas - New York Times & CNBC
Dubai Inc.’s Holdings May Go Up for Auction
Dubai: Casino Fallout
 

Multi-billion Dollar Bet on the Las Vegas Strip - AP Video
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Las Vegas - AP & Las Vegas Sun
Ex-NBA star promising to repay Vegas casino debt
Ex-NBA star Antoine Walker to pay $12,835 monthly in gambling debt case

Australia - Sydney Morning Herald/aap
MP seeks national monitoring of gambling
www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/gambling-2009 - Productivity Commission gambling inquiry.
 

British news...
Lewis readies takeover of Alphameric - report - Yahoo/Reuters
www.alphameric.com
Casino consultation 'a sham', club boss complains - Guildford Surrey
Eddie Jordan sued over £134,000 bets
Tony Cascarino wins GUKPT Grand Final main event
www.grosvenorukpokertour.com
Paddy Power Adds Live Dealers to its Casino
www.evolutiongaming.com
 

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