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Tuesday, 14th July

U.S. Sports betting - CNN Money
Online gambling for the Facebook generation - TV Games Network

Vietnam - Thanh Nien News
Resort breaks ground in Ho Tram Strip project

Ho Tram Strip - Las Vegas in Vietnam

Las Vegas - AP
Gunman found guilty in Vegas Strip casino shooting - Steven Francis Zegrean. LVR-J July 2007.

City of Dreams - Solarised time lapse
Stratosphere Bikini Blackjack
The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino Brings Bikini Blackjack Poolside

Sydney - Finance News Network
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (ASX:ALL) new executive leadership team

Washington & San Diego - U.S. Department of Justice
Four Members of Casino-cheating Criminal Enterprise Sentenced for Targeting Casinos in the United States and Canada - Tran Organisation
Google search - "Tran Organization"

Washington - AP &
Company seeks return of seized poker winnings - Account Services Corp.
Payment Processor Files Against U.S. for Return of Seized Online Poker Funds

Singapore - Earth Times
Race to open Singapore's first casino heats up with charity event

WSOP Main event
WSOP - Complete Day 7 Chip Counts -
Stacks rise as players drop at poker world series - AP
Final two women in the WSOP Main Event - Las Vegas Sun

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Billboards Take A Swing At PA Casinos
Casino life - Summer edition
Casino life - Asian Gaming feature
Casino International Digital Magazine - July/August 2009
Euroslot Digital Magazine - July/August 2009
Tas Govt toughens up on problem gambling - ABC News
Spending on poker machines drops to seven-year low - New Zealand Herald

Monday, 13th July

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Harrah’s plans new ‘street’ of bars, eateries near Strip

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Wynn dealers persist in fight to topple tip-sharing policy 

G2E Asia 2009 - Part 2
Day's 1 and 2 at G2E Asia. Not my best work - it was the €35 cameras fault :)

Gibraltar & Madrid - & BBC
UK bookmaker bets on Spanish market
Victor Chandler Announce Nottingham Forest Sponsorship

Turkmenistan - AP
Reclusive Turkmenistan cracks open the door - Avaza National Project.
"AVAZA" - National Tourist Zone - Facebook page

Singapore -
VN’s largest resort breaks ground - MGM Grand Ho Tram

Singapore - AFP
US gaming tycoon says Asian dreams still intact - LVS

Macau & Hong Kong - SCMP (Registration required)
Big bets riding on casino's debt chase in HK courts

WSOP Main event
Fans flock to Rio to watch poker tournament - Las Vegas Sun
Bubble trouble for amateurs at World Series of Poker - USA Today

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Casino Dealer Arrested In Alleged Fake Money Scam - Placerville, CA.
NetPlay TV to launch retail offering with Stanleybet
Kenilworth readies for global remote live Internet casino gaming
Ad hoc panel grills govt on casino licenses - Panaji, Goa
Big sign planned for casino - 98-foot-tall video screen approved - Holy Cow! casino and brewery.
Entertainment Firm Owner Caught for Gambling Site - South Korea
Woman sues over ATM withdrawal at Meadows Racetrack Casino

Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th July

Las Vegas & Nevada - In Business Las Vegas
In Business TV - July 10, 2009
Marina Bay Sands - available in HD at YT.
Cracking time lapse footage al la the making of the Venetian Macau from 2007.
Topping Out Ceremony
CityCenter screeb grab from
Screen grab taken from
The CoD's casino appears as though it will be somewhat set back from LV Boulevard.

Las Vegas & Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Strip casinos see 6.3% drop in winnings
"The 49,368 slot machines on the Strip had $226.1 million in win, a decline of 16.7% compared to the same month of a year ago."
IGT lays off workers as Bally expands
"IGT has cut about 700 people, or 10% of its workforce, since November 2008. In March, the company said it was slashing its regular quarterly dividend nearly 60 percent in a move to save about $100 million in cash annually."
CityCenter to hire hundreds at job fair next week
Casino dealers bring tip-sharing case to federal court
Casino dealers sue Wynn Las Vegas - AP

Macau - AFP
Macau's sole leadership candidate denies link to land deal

Singapore - Channel News Asia
Drop in global casino earnings unlikely to hit Singapore's IRs

Las Vegas - AP
Planet Hollywood agrees to pay $500,000 fine in NV

Australia - Mail
Queensland casinos 'use rewards to lure back problem gamblers'
Parents ditch kids for casino tables

Las Vegas -
New Las Vegas Magazine Announces its Premier Issue Release

WSOP Main event
WSOP - Complete Day 5 Chip Counts -
WSOP -- Day 5 of the Main Event

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Guidelines for gaming operations released - Taiwan Journal
Cruise ship gambling bill defeated - Bermuda
Gambling addict gets job in a betting shop - Britain. A cautionary tale.

Friday, 10th July

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Gauging casino buyouts’ role in misfortune

New Jersey - NJ Casino Control Commission
CCC Announces June Casino Revenue

Resorts World Sentosa - April 2009
Resorts World Sentosa - Flickr image dated 17th April

Singapore - Malaysian Star
Genting S’pore casino set to open before rival
"HwangDBS Vickers Research, in its latest report, said with RWS on track for a targeted soft launch in January 2010 to catch the Chinese New Year peak season, it was possible that RWS would open first."

Singapore -
Singapore puts forth effort to keep new casinos crime free - Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA)

Las Vegas & Macau - Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Analyst raises Venetian Macao EBITDA estimate
Casino stocks climb on May gaming revenue results
Gaming win in May 2009 at $889 million was down 8.34% when compared to 2008. However a comparison to 2007's $1,143 million win shows a total decline of 22.24% over 2 years. The last time Nevada casinos won less than $890 million in May was in 2003.
Casino stocks up, as Nevada decline moderating
Nevada casino winnings down 8.3 percent in May

Las Vegas & Singapore - Yahoo/PRNewswire
LVS Reconfirms Singapore Opening Timeline
"although we do not have an exact date, we are making every effort to open the property by February 15, 2010."

British News
Expansion hope for casino group - Blackpool Gazette
"G-Casino will also open its doors 24 hours a day at the weekends from tomorrow."

WSOP - Yesterday was a day off for staff and players
Ivey, Seidel, Sexton, and McEvoy Make Poker Hall of Fame List

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World Casino Championships Adds a 10th Tournament! - Rolling Good Times - $699 to enter. Aug 14th - 16th.
Robberies Put Casino Employees On Edge - South Dakota
Revenue down for Detroit casinos in June - Detroit Free Press
Two Casinos Gamble on a Joint Campaign - Connecticut
Violence worsens as heists mount - Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Thursday, 9th July
Sheldon Adelson CNBC
CEO of LVS Isn't Worried About Debt - CNBC interview

Russia -
New Games Proliferate As Russia's Casinos Close

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Riviera skips another interest payment
Fontainebleau fires back, outlines bank dispute
In Business TV - July 2, 2009

WSOP - Main event interviews WSOP Commissioner Jeffery Pollack
ESPN’s feature table provides as much publicity as profitability
"A player at the feature table earns an average of $10,000 for displaying a company's logo on their clothing, which is most often online gambling Web sites such as Pokerstars, Full Tilt or Ultimate Bet."

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PartyGaming says Q2 trading robust
Man who tackled Vegas casino shooter testifies - Washington Post/AP
Analyst reduces some Wynn Resorts estimates
The Son Also Rises - Lawrence Ho. Global Gaming Business Magazine

British News
NetPlay TV Plc - £12.8m Placing and Playtech agreement

Wednesday, 8th July

Montenegro - Visit Montenegro &
Russians Turn "Queen" into Casino - Korston Hotels & Malls
Russian Casino owners prefer foreign locations over approved sites

Singapore - PRNewswire, Business Week/AP & Yahoo/AFP
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore Tops Out Hotel Towers
Adelson says Singapore casino opening delayed
Las Vegas Sands: Singapore casino opening delays
Las Vegas Sands to Decide on Macau Assets IPO in July - Bloomberg
Casinos Hurt By Gambling Slump - Bloomberg March 2009.

Marina Bay Sands Drive-by 6/2009
Marina Bay
Marina Bay - Flickr image.
First IP Video Casino Surveillance System Deployed in France | Casino Barrière Toulouse

Connecticut - Boston Herald
Conn. casinos launch joint campaign to lure gamblers

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP
Jury selection begins in Vegas casino gunfire case
Trial Begins in Las Vegas Casino Gunfire Case
NEW YORK-NEW YORK: Tourists take down shooter - LVR-J July 2007.

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Macau ranks top 20 in tourism list
An interesting stat is that Macau now makes more money from tourism than Holland - U.S. $13.6 billion v's $13.6 billion.

WSOP - Main event
World Series of Poker players manoeuvre on 2nd day of competition
No luck for many on Day 1D at WSOP Main Event - Daniel Negreanu. USA Today

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Banned for betting, French player Montcourt dead at 24
Asylum 'boom' threatens Christmas Island casino
Prosecutor calls foul as court turns down gambling case appeal - Vietnam

British News
Bet 365 fastest mover in Top Track 100; Betfred, Gala Coral also in

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