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Archive 2009: 22nd - 31st January

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Saturday & Sunday, 31st January & 1st February

Tinian, C.N.M.I. - Saipan Tribune
CDA recommends revocation of Tinian Dynasty QC

Atlantic City - UPI & AP
Casinos introduce train from NYC
All aboard for the big casinos

Detroit - Detroit Free Press
Greektown Casino says it needs $46M to stay open

Online Gambling - &
Tempers Spill Over At CAP Online Casino Affiliate Event In London
CAP London Brawls Prove Strength of Online Gambling Industry - Casino Affiliate Programs - Gambling Portal Webmasters Association -  Association of Players, Casinos & Webmasters

Athens - eKathimerini
Police study lucrative gambling club robbery

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun, LVR-J, Press-Enterprise & KLAS-TV
Las Vegas casinos attempting to withstand struggling economy
Reports: Gaming revenue down, casino debt climbing
Gaming supplier to lay off 200 workers - IGT
Binion grandson learned to hedge his bets with loyalty, good deeds
Casinos Look to Super Bowl for Big Weekend

British News
Lords fiasco: Labour hit by new lobby row - Sunday Telegraph

Mystery over vow to reopen Casino Red - Huddresfield Examiner

Firm completes Gibraltarian casino
WFC complete £6million Gibraltar Gala Coral development

Britain - Gambling & Crime
Leeds casino boss axed open fruit machines in £44,000 raid - YEP
"A manager addicted to gambling axed open fruit machines in the Leeds casino where he worked and stole £44,000."
Man held over armed robberies at bookies in South Wales
Charge over robberies at bookies
Gunman robs Jarrow betting shop
Police warning over pub fruit machine scam - Crewe
War hero takes on gun-wielding thug at betting outlet

Macau - Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao's casino revenue seen to drop as global credit crunch takes its toll

Tinian, C.N.M.I. - Saipan Tribune
Tinian casino project 're-evaluated' due to federalization

Valetta, Malta - Malta Independent
Casinos protest against irregular betting shops

Buenos Aires -
Argentine gambling taxes are a sure bet
"The city government of Buenos Aires last month voted in an 8% tax on slot machines and casino profits. Bingo and lottery sales will also be subject to an additional levy of 4.5%."

Atlantic City - AP, The Press of Atlantic City & Fox News
Man surrenders after standoff at NJ casino office
Incident at Atlantic City casino ends peacefully after shot fired accidentally
Embezzlement Suspect Pulls Gun, Threatens to Kill Himself in Atlantic City Casino

Victoria, Australia -
Casino hit by $11.5 million fraudster who bounced cheque at the baccarat table

Las Vegas - Bloomberg
Colony’s Vegas-Based Station Casinos Near Default

additional headlines
Jan. 22: A Diamond In The Ruffin - The Strip Podcast
No dice: Cruise ship passengers cut back on gambling - USA Today
Iberotel Cairo Hotel & Casino Begins Operations Under New Brand - Cairo
Plan for 'private casino' in Snowdon faces stiff fight - Montreal
Top bookie accused of hiding millions in black bets - Victoria, Australia.
Police seize poker machines in gambling bust - Illinois
Plans submitted for casino in downtown Las Vegas
Gamblers head north this weekend for poker challenge - Cyprus

Monday, 26th to Friday, 30th January
Updates to Gaming floor were on hold between the 25th & 30th during my visit to ICE/IGE. Three related threads were created on the Forum. - Headline updates
Forum member YoHB based in the U.S. posted a selection of headlines and YouTube videos daily. 

ICE/IGE - What, Where & When - A quick rundown of events in London.
ICE/IGE - Field trip report - In addition to filming I'll also be posting a blog style report.


Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th January

Two Charlie Rose interviews of Steve Wynn. The first in 1997 before the opening of the Bellagio and in 2005 shortly after the debut of Wynn Las Vegas.
Charlie Rose: An hour with Steve Wynn - May 1997

Charlie Rose: Steve Wynn - September 2005

Taiwan - Taiwan News
Penghu facing uncertain future over casino plan

Gibraltar - Gibraltar Chronicle
Gala Coral hits the jackpot with stylish new casino - Old casino venue.

British News
Lingfield bookmaker robbed at knife-point
Bookmakers' raids posters issued - Cardiff
£7.2m of Lottery winnings unclaimed

additional headlines
MGM Mirage - Global hospitality giant enters Vietnam


Friday, 23rd January

Las Vegas - Teuters: Deena Beasley
Las Vegas casinos hedging their bets for 2009
Wynn's Encore woos high rollers with 'Sky Casino'
Las Vegas casinos hoping for lucky Chinese New Year

Macau - Yahoo/AP & Straits Times
Sector Snap: Casinos operators mixed on Macau data
Macau's visitor arrivals slow

Online & Interactive - iGaming News
Desktop Conference with Mark Blandford - Interviewed by Sue Schneider.

Inside the Grand Lisboa hotel -


Ouverture du Casino Barrière de Blotzheim from AgileBusiness™ on Vimeo.

San Diego - Reuters/U.S. Department of Justice
Twentieth Member of Casino-Cheating Criminal Enterprise Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Atlantic City - WSJ, Press of Atlantic City &
Resorts Atlantic City Faces Foreclosure Threat 
Resorts casino defaults on mortgage, faces foreclosure
Resorts in trouble with lender

Atlantic City - Press of Atlantic City
Trop dealers file unfair labor practices charge

Colorado - Rocky Mountain News
Worst year for casinos since 1991 blamed partly on economy

Amarillo, Texas -
Texas poker great Amarillo Slim beaten up, robbed

British News
TCSJOHNHUXLEY Announces New Patent
Flying start for IGX

Britain Officially In Recession
Great Yarmouth casino and leisure scheme approved
Methodist anger at Government’s ‘immoral’ gambling proposals
Bookies boss stole £28,000 to treat mates - Staffordshire Sentinel

additional headlines
Casino Life Magazine - February 2009
Casino International - February 2009
Deadwood casinos react to proposed fee increases
Playtech Limited - Q4 2008 Key Performance Indicators
Gaming commission OKs licensing for M Resort
Casinomeister's The Best and Worst in Online Gaming 2008 Awards
Doyle's Room leaves Microgaming for Cake Poker

Thursday, 22nd January

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & MarketWatch
International Game Technology 1Q profit declines
IGT profit pummeled by downturn

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
International Game Technology Reports 2009 First Quarter Results
International Game Tech profit falls 42%
International Game Technology Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2009)

Atlantic City - Reuters & Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump Entertainment gets another payment extension
Trump casinos get deadline extension

Xacti HD1010-Las Vegas Boulevard from dj leekee on Vimeo.
Sanyo HD1010 Xacti


"Hit Me" Trailer from KinneyFilmsDotCom on Vimeo.
The plot seems to be quite familiar ! -

Macau - Macau Daily Times, Philippines Daily Tribune, Manila Standard
Residents protest against LV Sands for "abandoning Macau"
Group of 'concerned residents' files law suit against Sands
Las Vegas casino giant hit over Macau U-turn
Macau up in arms against Las Vegas Sands owners
Press Conference - 19 January, 2008

Macau - Dr. Zhonglu Zeng
High Rollers from China— A Profile Based on 99 Cases - Macau Polytechnic Institute

Australia & China - South China Morning Post
Developer sued by casino over loan - Registration required

Port Canaveral, Florida - Florida Today
Port officials to study gambling on the dock

British News
Go out for lunch . . .and still have change from £1
Two arrested over bank and bookmakers robberies - Nottingham
Masked raider holds up bookmakers - Lanarkshire

additional headlines
Aussie Millions -- Main Event Day 3 - Card Player
Wynn Resorts design affiliate lays off 53 workers
Casinos are a blot on society and not a panacea for tourism - Cyprus Mail
Macau seen halving jobs for foreigners - Philippine Inquirer
Macau’s City of Swindlers - Travel Mole
Luck returns for poker ace Devilfish - Hull Daily Mail
Priest stole from US church to go gambling in Las Vegas

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