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Washington - Google/AP
Report: Revenue and jobs decline at US casinos
"The nation has more than 1,600 casinos, slot parlors and other gambling halls. The number of casino jobs fell 1% to more than 357,000."
American Gaming Assn. spent $376K to lobby in 1Q
Tampa - Hard Rock shows off $5 million in cash
Indiana - Special Report: State of Gambling Pt. 2

Las Vegas - Reuters & CNBC
Kerkorian buys 14.3 million MGM Mirage shares
Kerkorian Buys More MGM

Melbourne - Sky News
Problem gambler allowed to bet $300k
Gold Coast gambler sues Melbourne casino for $50m

Kiev, Ukraine - Ukrainian Government Portal
Yulia Tymoshenko: Approved by the Parliament law on ban of gambling business on Ukraine's territory is equitable
"Approved by the Verkhovna Rada Law ?4268 “On banning of the gambling business in Ukraine” is strict though correct. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko announced on Friday during a briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers."

South Florida - Florida Today
Liquid Vegas stays put; former CEO ousted again
Old leader returns to cruise line

additional headlines
Hotel poker games face legal shutdown - Adelaide

Saturday & Sunday, 16th & 17th May

Penghu Islands, Taiwan - Taipei Times
Penghu residents reluctant to sign for casino referendum
"The Legislative Yuan passed amendments to the Offshore Islands Development Act in January that would allow construction of casinos on the islands if more than 50 percent of the locals agree to it in a referendum."

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Valley home prices plummet toward ZIP
"Thirteen of 56 ZIP codes in the Las Vegas Valley reported median sales prices below $100,000 in the first quarter."
Visitor volume decline narrows, but average daily room rates plummet further
"Resorts saw the average daily room rate fall 31.6% to $92.46. It was the lowest average daily room rate since December 2004 when the rate hit $82.24."

Ukraine - Kiev Post
No problems for Kyiv authorities with placement of gambling businesses outside city

New York & Macau - Yahoo/AP & Macau Daily Times
Las Vegas Sands shares rise on possible Macau IPO
Sands considers public offering

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & Reuters
Report: Sands working on Macau stock offering
Station signs agreement to extend restructuring talks
Station Casinos gets more time to work on debt plan
Equity firm plans to take over Tropicana

Las Vegas - Reuters/PRNewswire
'In-Running' Betting Available at the M Resort Spa Casino for the Preakness

British News
La Clique to return to London at Christmas following Hippodrome closure
Ladbrokes' profits down 34% as punters hit winning streak
Millionaire poker star is betting on Brighton - News of the World
Fears as FA widen probe into gambling after alleged threats

additional headlines
Singapore casino considers options to whale shark exhibit
Goodman, Holly Madison welcome summer, set bikini record
APCW Perspectives Weekly for May 15th, 2009
'Bulgaria Police Bust Large-Scale Illegal Betting Scheme - Novinite

Friday, 15th May

Ukraine - Breaking news !
Ukraine's parliament temporarily bans operation of gambling business, participating in gaming - Kiev Post
"The law on the ban on the operation of a gambling business in Ukraine, initiated by Regions Party MP Hryhoriy Smitiukh and BYT MP Valeriy Pysarenko, was supported by 340 out of the 442 MPs registered for voting in the session hall."
Gambling business banned in Ukraine
Ukraine bans gambling 'temporarily' in wake of deadly fire - Earth Times/DPA
VRU imposed ban on gambling in Ukraine -

Las Vegas & Macau - Reuters, WSJ & Bloomberg
Las Vegas Sands eyeing HK IPO for Macau unit-source
"Debt-burdened U.S. casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp has hired Goldman Sachs to look at a potential Hong Kong listing for its Macau unit, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday."
Las Vegas Sands Plans HK IPO Of Macau Assets - Source
Las Vegas Sands’ Adelson Mulls Bond Sale as Rally Helps Prices

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
No regrets for new Bethlehem casino's owner - Sheldon Adelson profile.

Indiana - Special Report: The State of Gambling
Indiana Gambling History - Timeline I-Team Investigations
Pennsylvania & Ohio - Casino With Virtual Dealers Not Far From Cleveland
WJW FOX 8 Cleveland

London - Daily Mail
The crooked croupier who stuffed thousands in his socks
"But Grosvenor Casinos Ltd has now served a High Court writ on the croupier, alleging he stole between £250,000 and £300,000."
Grosvenor Casinos - London Victoria

Las Vegas - Reuters/PRNewswire
GPI to Showcase Exciting New RFID Technology, Furniture, and Playing Card Products at G2E Asia

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Contractor sues Fontainebleau over firing, says it’s owed money
Station expects extension of restructuring talks

Providence & Lincoln, Rhode Island - The Day & WPRI Eyewitness News
R.I. bill would usher in casino gambling
Lawmakers block casino referendum bill
Twin River to suspend dog racing

Delaware -
Huge Gambling Expansion Coming To Delaware

Atlantic City - Philadelphia Inquirer
Sale of Trump Marina Casino probably is off

Bath - Bath Chronicle & BBC Bristol
Go-ahead for casino
Casino plans for Bath get closer

Solihull - Solihull News
Casino plan concern for Faith Forum

London - Reuters, Evening Standsrd & The Guardian
Ladbrokes profits hit by Cheltenham, shares down
Punters luck hits Ladbrokes profits
Ladbrokes profits down 34%

additional headlines
Cashing Out of Casinos - CNBC
The Las Vegas Bikini Parade World Record - Las Vegas 14th May.
Golden Gaming dropping Kan. casino bid - Wichita Eagle
Bookmakers win $113 million as Irish betting giant buys Australian gaming company...
Sun International March revenue up 6%
Spielbank muss Raucher-Bußgeld nicht zahlen - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Decide gambling issue by way of a referendum – Independent MP - Bermuda

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