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Monday, 7th December

Montgomery, Alabama -
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".

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
Circus Circus sign & Fontainebleau Casino
Circus Circus sign & Fontainebleau Casino

additional headlines...
An introduction to CityCenter - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Obituary - Richard Fiore - 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
Pa. casinos spend over $1 million to lobby in '09
Black Tuesday for Greenspun Media - Steve Friess
Vegas Gang #40 – November 20th, 2009

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
Golden Nugget Rush Tower Grand Opening

West Virginia - AP
W.Va. voters OK table games for Charles Town Races

Scotland & Siberia - The Sunday Times
Scottish architects to design Siberia casino

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter’s Mandarin Oriental makes Vegas debut
As national jobless rate improves, LV sees signs of trouble

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

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

Palm Beach - Palm Beach Post
Strike highlights concerns on gambling ship

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

additional headlines...
Cellini asks President Obama to move casinos forward - Monticello, New York
Casino Company Rolling Out 1000 Jobs in St. Louis -
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

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

City Center Las Vegas - November 2009

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
Louis Vuitton CityCenter at the Crystals, Las Vegas 

South Africa - & Business Report/sapa
Sun City protest continues
Casino resort moves on race row claims

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."

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

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
M Resort notes improved business in recent months

Online Gambling -
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."

additional headlines...
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PALAU PRESIDENT VETOES CASINO BILL - Pacific Islands Report/Marianas Variety
Kansas to revise plans for Wichita area casino - Yahoo/AP
Dodge City casino to open in mid-December - Wichita Journal
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.

Wolverhampton & Dudley - Express & Star
Casino jobs saved in takeover

St. Louis - Chicago Tribune
Now-closed sports betting Web site gets $28.2 million fine, placed on probation for 5 years

Cape Town -
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

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

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

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

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

Las Vegas - AP
Binion's closing Las Vegas hotel; casino remains open
Binion’s to close all 365 rooms, lay off 100 workers

Binions Hotel & Casino
Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel - Exterior signage

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."

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

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 - Productivity Commission gambling inquiry.

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

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