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Archive 2009: 8th - 14th December

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Monday, 14th December
Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort

Las Vegas - Wall Street Journal
The Long, Bumpy Road to Completing CityCenter

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Wynn seeks dismissal of second-hand smoke suit
Case 2:09-cv-02034-LDG-LRL Document 13 Filed 12/11/09 Page 1 of 21

Wellington, New Zealand - & NZ Herald/nzpa
Capital casino a losing bet
No plans to change casino laws - Govt

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Smoking in casinos OK
"Casinos, saunas and nightclubs are the private sector businesses that will most likely be the least affected by the tobacco control act. Although restricted to designated smoking areas, people can still smoke in there."

Macau - Macau Business
Westpack and Wynn settle legal battle

Dublin & Malta - Irish Times, InvestEgate & Poker listings
Online casino specialists Cryptologic on verge of multinational sports betting deal
CryptoLogic's innovative betting games chosen by BetClic
BetClic Signs Isabelle Mercier

South Africa - Business Today
Gold Reef Looks to Lure Soccer High Rollers - South Africa

British news...
Knife-wielding robber raids betting shop - Lincoln, ToteSport.

additional headlines...
Lodge at Deadwood - Now Open
Deadwood South Dakota
Gambling changes would cripple NRL clubs, hearing told - SMH

Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th December

Miami - Miami Herald
Parimutuels betting on palatial casinos to drive rebirth
Flagler Dog Track sees rebirth with Magic City Casino

Melbourne - SMH/aap
Casino incidents keeping paramedics busy

Online Gambling - The Times
Poker giants show their hand over £2 billion merger,BWIN.VI&d=s

Sacramento, California - LA Times
Casino group wants to set up Internet poker sites and share revenue with cash-strapped state

Singapore & Las Vegas - Channel News Asia & Today Online
Caesar's Palace will not get its money
Las Vegas casino case: Ruling overturned
Foreign casinos can recover debts if ... 
Singapore gambler ordered to pay up 4.4-million-dollar Vegas debt - Sept 2008

Jerusalem - Haaretz Online
MKs look to ban U.S. Jewish billionaire from owning newspaper

New York - AP
Billionaire Adelson receiving Zionism's top award

New York - Zionist Organization of America
Zionist And Philanthropy Giant Sheldon Adelson Will Receive Herzl Gold Medallion At ZOA Dinner On December 13, 2009

Galway, Ireland -
PokerStars Launches UKIPT in Galway as 259 Players See Action in the Inaugural Event - U.K & Ireland Poker Tour

Mesquite, Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Casino exec in talks with Black Gaming over Mesquite casinos

Mesquite, Nevada - LVRJ
STATION CASINOS BANKRUPTCY: Lack of talk in Stations' bankruptcy case puzzles judge

Las Vegas - USA Today
Las Vegas hotel rates hit rock bottom

additional headlines...
Lele Mendonza - video promocional - Smart Live Casino Spanish promotional film
Bookmaker Takes Bets On Tigerís Endorsements - CNBC
Casino backers in Ohio raised $48M for campaign
Four Mersey non-league footballers banned for betting breaches
Betting talks fail to get started - Jamaica Observer
It's hot: Paris to host Minnesota casino's beach bash

Friday, 11th December

Las Vegas & Atlantic City - Yahoo/ & Reuters
Icahn's Casino Binge Continues
Icahn jump in fray for Trump casinos

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Package tour visitors down 11.9 percent

Lake Tahoe - LVRJ
Harrah's closing Bill's Lake Tahoe Casino

South Florida - Sun-Sentinel & Tampa Bay Online
Seminole casino revenues jumped 19 percent in 2008
High-stakes games pay off for Seminole Tribe

Las Vegas - Sydney Morning Herald
Bank gambles on a Las Vegas casino

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & LVS
CityCenter offers seller financing on condos
CityCenter unveils financing program for condo buyers

Las Vegas - L.A. Times
INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC - A new center in the city

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Perini Building Company Delivers CityCenter, the Largest Private Development in the United States

Las Vegas - Bloomberg
Vegas $8.5 Billion CityCenter Has Classy Casino, Empty Rooms

Vdara January 2009 Hotel rates's $129 end of January 2010 rates at the Vdara Hotel & Spa.

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & LVS
Goodman: CityCenter wonít hurt downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Strip casino winnings down for 22nd month

Nevada, Atlantic City & Indian gaming numbers - AP
Nevada casinos winnings report down for 22nd month
AC casinos again see double-digit revenue decline
Slumping economy hits Indian casino industry

Missouri - River City Business Journal
River City Casino receives 4,000 applications

Atlantic City - Philadelphia Inquirer
Lender takes over Resorts in A.C.
"Title to the casino was conveyed to RAC Atlantic City Holdings L.L.C., a new entity wholly owned by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. as trustee of the securitization trust."

Richmond, London -
Richmond's Tories hit back over £10k casino donation

additional headlines...
Proposal For Casinos Extending Credit Draws Fire - Pennsylvania
Man jailed for attack with coffee cup in Aberdeen casino - Evening Express
Package tour visitors down 11.9 percent - Macau
Oklahoma now 2nd in Indian gaming revenue - Mercury News
The Slot Machine Meets the Video Game - Business Week
CityCenter unveils financing program for condo buyers - LVS
Man faces prospect of jail for stealing from video lottery terminals - Canada.

Thursday, 10th December

Las Vegas - AP
Nevada casinos winnings report down for 22nd month - Down 11.6%
"The October figures mark the 22nd straight month of year-over-year declines - It's also the lowest monthly statewide total since December 2003."

Atlantic City - New Jersey Casino Control Commission & Press of Atlantic City
CCC Announces November Casino Revenue - Down 13.4% from Nov 2008.
Monthly casino revenue loss back to double digits

Las Vegas - CNN/ABC News
Gambling addict sues casino

Macau - China Daily
Casino billionaire Ho said to be 'recovering nicely'

Atlantic City - AP
Lenders take ownership of NJ's first casino

New Jersey - The Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City will not consider full smoking ban in casinos for at least two more years

Australia - SMH
Pokies not pubs behind Woolies bid
Woolworths fights Tabcorp for NLG pokies

Ireland -
Waterford casino gets planning go-ahead

Milton Keynes - Milton Keyes Citizen
Dons' chief bets on giant casino
"Mr Winkelman has teamed up with international gaming company Casino Austria International to bring his bid to the table." "The application will go head to head with previous proposals submitted by the Leisure Plaza and Xscape."

additional headlines...
Dominican Republic Grants Exclusive Live Casino Broadcasts to Kenilworth Systems Corporation and Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp.
Montel Williams sued in online gamble -
Pa. Casino Fined $10K For Ineligible Gamblers
Casino table games legislation bogged down in Harrisburg - Pocono Record
Police working to prevent betting shop Christmas robberies - Newcastle
International Poker Tournament Hosted by Casinos Poland Draws Players From 25 Countries

Wednesday, 9th December

Macau - Macau Business & LUSA
Macau opens casino number 34
"The property covers more than 32,000 square metres of gaming space over three floors, housing more than 260 table games and over 560 slot machines, serviced by a 2,400 staff."
Macau: SJM de Stanley Ho inaugura Oceanus, o seu 21/o casino
Casino OCEANUS - Flickr image uploaded 29th November.

Las Vegas - In Business Las Vegas/Las Vegas Sun
In Business TV - December 4, 2009
Will They Come? seg. 1 - Jon Ralston interview with MGM Mirage's Jim Murren.
Murren: Locals will visit Strip to go to CityCenter

Las Vegas - The Strip Podcast
Dec. 10: Murren's Opening Aria
Dec. 1: Doyle Brunson
Nov.16: Good Ol' Boyd

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP &
Beyonce talking Vegas shows with Wynn, but no deal
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) COO Marc D Schorr sells 298,723 Shares

Macau - Bloomberg
Casino Billionaire Stanley Ho Is Recovering, Son Says

Northern Cyprus - Today's Zaman
Cyprus casinos impede business for shop owners

Australia - WAToday/Melbourne Age
Kakavas 'too savvy' to be Crown's victim

Bradford - Telegraph & Argus
Casino is backing Bradford

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Caesars Palace smoking lawsuit dropped, Wynn suit continues

additional headlines...
Study Committee Approves Single Gary Casino - Inside Indiana Business.
Push to cut back poker machine numbers - Northern Territory, Australia.

Tuesday, 8th December

Las Vegas - ABC News
Man Sues Casino for Gambling Debt - Terrance K. Watanabe case.

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP
Analyst says CityCenter off to solid start

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Galaxy Gaming Opens World-Class Data Center

Kansas - PRNewswire
Butler National Receives Conditional Regulatory Approval for Boot Hill Casino & Resort

London - Clever Duck Media
Gaming Awards Magazine Third Edition

Australia -, SMH & Herald Sun
Gambling addict Harry Kakavas loses case against Crown Casino
"His Crown gambling spree ended when he lost more than $2 million in just 43 minutes. Mr Kakavas also lost millions on the gambling tables of Las Vegas."
High-rolling gambler Harry Kakavas loses $35 million case against Crown
Harry Kakavas bid to win back $35m in Crown Casino losses dismissed by Supreme Court
Gambler ordered to repay $1m to Crown
Call for ban on casino inducements - Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation.
Harry Kakavas loses case against Crown Casino

Word Up TV - Sosua Bay Grand Casino
The Sosua Bay Grand Casino opened 24th October in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. - Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp.

Las Vegas - Daily Mirror & Daily Mail
Gambler who lost £77m sues Las Vegas casino
Las Vegas gambler with a £77m losing streak

Talking Trash: Lessons from a Landfill
Mountains of garbage: Southern Nevada landfill is nationís largest

From Gaming Today
Electronic Game Card in Bally deal
Will Dubai World cash in on CityCenter investment?
Pai (in the sky) Gow jackpot pays $97K
Sex and the City hits Nevada

additional headlines...
Strike action continues at Sun International - Business Day
Las Vegas home prices flat, sales down - LVRJ
Cowboy Steve Wynn recalls days of ropiní on Ralph Lambís ranch - LVS
Rain - possibly even snow - heading to Las Vegas - LVS
Gudjohnsen reveals £6 million gambling debt -

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