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Tuesday, 7th July

Russia - Moscow Times
TV and London Offer Gambling Fix
"Meanwhile, a London casino, Les Ambassadeurs Club, has reacted to the ban by putting together a package aimed specifically at Russian high-rollers. Gamblers can pay from $8,000 per person to fly from Moscow by private jet and then be chauffeured to the casino, said the clubís spokesman, James Black."

Las Vegas - LVS, AP, Card Player & LVS/AP
Hundreds of poker players turned away from main event
WSOP main event turns away over 500 angry players
Hundreds Turned Away from the World Series of Poker Main Event
Top prize at World Series of Poker $8.55 million

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Fontainebleau developers: Design change could help costs

Miami - USA Today & Miami Herald
Slot machines to help fix Miami airport's financial woes? - 1st July
Could slot machines be on their way to Miami International Airport?
Slot machines seen as next Miami International Airport cash cow - Miami Today

Vaduz, Liechtenstein & Austria -
Casinos Austria zieht es nach Liechtenstein
A consultancy period for a possible change in Liechtenstein's gambling laws ends on the 28th September 2009. The country (pop. irca 35,000) presently has no casinos.

additional headlines, video & links etc...
Analyst withdraws Melco Crown's price target - Yahoo/AP
Robbery Shows Danger Of Casino Hold-Ups - Sioux Falls, S Dakota.
Glückspielzone Kaliningrad - Las Vegas an der Ostsee
PokerTek Hires Raul Bouchot as Director of Sales

Monday, 6th July

St. Louis, Missouri - PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Chairman and Founder Bernie Goldstein Passes Away
Riverboat gambling mogul Bernie Goldstein dies - Quad-City Times
Isle of Capri chairman dies - St. Louis Business Journal

Macau - The Melbourne Age
Packer Macau casino earnings forecast cut
"Despite 41,000 people walking through City of Dreams every day since it opened in the first week of June, most of the visitors were just admiring the decor instead of sitting down at its tables for a game of baccarat,"

Entrada de Phil Hellmuth no World Series of Poker Main Event
Phil Hellmuth's WSOP Main Event Entrance -

Las Vegas - WSJ
Buyer's Remorse Hits Vegas Project

City Center
City Center - Flickr image dated 21st June

53,079,714 Federer v's Roddick
Federer v's Roddick Wimbledon final betting @
The £53 million matched may possibly be a new record for an individual market.

Kangwon, South Korea - Yahoo Canada/AFP & JoongAng Daily
Gambler sues casino for lost $23 mln fortune: report
Gambler wants more damages in casino case

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mayor calls Lady Luck casino 'carcass'

additional headlines, video & links etc...
The Wireless Poker Controller - Device designed for online players.
Third man arrested in Witbank casino robbery -
World Series of Poker Tops $1 Billion Mark in Total Prize Money Awarded
WMS to Expand Global Market Reach with Entry into Australia's New South Wales Gaming Market
Crystals at CityCenter Reveals Unparalleled New Collection of Luxury Retailers and Restaurants

British News
Ladbrokes to repay 351 mln stg bond this month-paper - Reuters/S. Telegraph

Saturday & Sunday, 4th & 5th July

Panaji, Goa - Daijiworld/IANS
Activists want Goa to Emulate Russia's Casino Ban

Tinian, C.N.M.I. - Saipan Tribune
$1B casino among largest in region
"Among the investment partners is billionaire Stanley Ho, who controls 19 of Macau's casinos, and operates ferry and helicopter services that transport gamers from Hong Kong." - Tinian Dynasty Casino & Hotel

Nevada & Montana - Las Vegas Sun
United Coinís technology boost keeps slots spinning

G2E Asia 2009 - Part 1
Russia Bans Gambling

Singapore - Straits Times
Keeping watch on casino cheats

Las Vegas - AP
Cards hit air at World Series of Poker main event

Doyle Brunson and Jack Binion
Doyle Brunson and Jack Binion at the Blush Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas.
Brunson was celebrating his 40th year of participation in the World Series of Poker. 

South Africa - Mail & Guardian
Casino 'bribe' plot thickens

Moscow -
Casinos shut as Moscow takes on society's ills

additional headlines, video & links etc...
New Colorado Gambling Law - iReport for CNN
Packer's casino reports lower-than-expected market share
Casino won't house asylum seekers: Evans - Christmas Island.

British News
How lottery dream can turn deadly - Guardian/Observer

Friday, 3rd July

Macau - Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao's gaming revenues fall 12% in first half of 2009

Russia - Moscow Times & St. Petersburg Times
Moscow Says All Gambling Halls Shut Down
City Police Raid Former Casinos in Bid to Enforce New Ban
All Bets Off for Russia's Casinos ? - ABC News

Dushanbe, Tajikistan - Asia-Plus
Supreme court sentences to casino attackers to lengthy jail terms

Pennsylvania - KDKA. 15 minutes
Uncut-Meadows Racetrack & Casino Owner Bill Paulos

Colorado - CBS4 Denver
Gamblers Celebrate Extended Casino Hours
Expanded Gaming Begins In Colorado Casinos - Colorado Gaming Association - Colorado Division of Gaming

additional headlines, video & links etc...
HCI: Tsogo Sun concludes two casino buys
World's Largest Bikini Parade: Holly Madison on the Las Vegas Strip
Ante Up For Africa Red Carpet: WSOP 2009

Las Vegas Commercial: What Happens In Blank

British News
32Red Online Casino announces sponsorship deal with Swansea City

Thursday, 2nd July

Macau - Yahoo/Globe Newswire & AP
Release of Initial Operating Statistics for City of Dreams
Stat filled report from Melco Crown. Table game win for the mass market was 16% to 18% but the rolling chip hold % was approximately 0.8% which will be below commission rates given to high end players.
Melco: Macau resort gets 1.2M visitors in June

Iowa - Yahoo/AP
Omaha Tribe closes Iowa casino

Tinian, C.N.M.I. - Saipan Tribune
Fitial hopes $1B casino project on Tinian pushes through

California - San Diego Union-Tribune
Casino heist mastermind convicted of robbery

Las Vegas - Bloomberg, Reuters & Calgary Herald
Onex, Former MGM Mirage Head Acquire Tropicana Casino
Onex takes control of Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel
Onex stewed over Tropicana name

Russian casino closures
Moscow's casinos shut - Reuters Video
Russia's gambling ban 'sees 300,000 jobs axed' - ITN
Russian Casinos Sent To Siberia By Putin Law - Sky News
Russia Shuts Down Thousands of Casinos - Washington Post
Russia bans all gambling and shuts casinos - Peoples Daily
Poker boom expected as Russia closes casinos - Daily Telegraph
All Bets Are Off: Russia and Ukraine Ban Gambling - Time Magazine
Betting Balkan - Forbes. Korston Group's purchase of the Quuen of Montenegro Hotel.

Poker in for Russian jackpot - Russia Today
Gambling addiction in Russia

Singapore - Straits Times
Watchdogs sharpen teeth - Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore

Las Vegas - & Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sands Cuts Back 194 Jobs
Venetian, Palazzo lay off workers amid downturn
Revenue slips at Las Vegas Sandsí Pa. casino
Pennsylvania Gaming Revenue Fiscal Year 2008/2009

A.C. Trying To Win Back Gamblers - WTXF FOX 29 Philadelphia.

additional headlines, video & links etc... Launches Revolutionary Online Casino Insurance
Eric Tom Joins IGT as New EVP of Sales and Marketing for North America
Nearly 3,000 mini casinos raided in five months - Kuala Lumpur
Man killed during gambling game identified - Nassau Guardian

Bookmaking news
Cashier stole £6,000 from bookie - Northampton
Bookies robbed at knife point - William Hill, Ashford.
Betting shop fraudsters jailed - Express & Star
"All three used their knowledge of the electronic sale system, known as EPOS, so that bets could be placed after a dog race had started"

Wednesday, 1st July

Russian casino closures
Russia begins gambling ban - 01 Jul 09 - Al Jazeera English
One-armed bandits hauled off - Russia Today
Gambling industry still has future - Russia Today
Gambling spots likely to come back - Russia Today
Place your bets! One last time - Russia Today
Russian Casinos to Cash in Their Chips - AP
Vladimir Putin gambling law banishes Russian casinos to Siberian exile - Times
Gamblers Crowd Casinos to Place Last Bets - Moscow Times
"A total of 72% of Russians back the law, while 19% oppose it, according to the survey of 500 people in major cities by Profi Online Research, RIA-Novosti reported." 
Russia closes casinos, leaving 300,000 jobless - SMH
Putin tells Russian casinos to cash in their chips - AP
Russia's casinos shut as new law takes effect - AFP
Luck Runs Out For Russian Casinos, Gaming Halls - Radio Free Europe
Massenentlassungen in Russland - Kreml schließt Kasinos -
Russians crack down on gambling - BBC
Russian law to restrict casinos - 21st December, 2006.
Spotlight: The game is over - Russia Today. 25 minutes.
Russian gambling laws imposed - BBC
Russia gambles on gambling zones - Reuters

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Star
Swoop on E-casino syndicates - Live Internet casinos.

Panaji, Goa -
Nepali cartel running Goa casinos is fleecing patrons: minister

British News
Historic cinema 'to be flattened' - Doncaster

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