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Saturday & Sunday, 7th & 8th November

Las Vegas - Various Media Sources
Ivey eliminated in 7th from World Series of Poker
Phil Ivey May Make Up to $6 Million in WSOP Side Bets
2009 WSOP Main Event Final Table Plays Beforte Full House
WSOP Final Table -- 8th Place Finisher Kevin Schaffel
Poker - A game of chance or skill ?

London - The Times
Sir Richard Branson hopes as deadline nears for Camelot lottery sale
National Lottery: Hunt for the two Britons who will share record £90 million

London - The Times, Novinite & London Evening Standard
Banned card cheat is jailed for tricking his way back into casinos
"Abdullah Toksoz, 40, bypassed security with false documents and used a pinhead hidden under his fingernail to mark the cards, giving him a huge advantage."
Turkish National with Fake Bulgarian ID Fleeces UK Casinos
£3,000-a-night casino card sharp is jailed

Macau - Wall Street Journal
Macau Delays Junket Cap
"The cap, which limits the commissions at a rate of 1.25% of the betting chips bought by high-rolling clients, was to go into effect Oct. 1. But it was held up by concerns raised by one of the operators"

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
MGM Mirage following Harrah’s lead on marketing conventions

Las Vegas & Reno - Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage reports $750.4 million quarterly loss
IGT officials optimistic cuts will lead to better fiscal year
Buyout to take casino parent private - Landry's Restaurants board approves top executive's bid

Placerville, California - KCRA & Sacramento Bee
Sheriff: Gang Members Arrested In Casino Kidnapping
Men arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, assault at Red Hawk Casino

additional  headlines...
Will the Son also Rise? - ABC Four Corners 12th October.
Who wants to be a billionaire?: Paul Barry on James Packer
Over 30 minutes and contains adult language.
Paul Barry defends James Packer book - 12th October

Ohio Casinos Could Drive Michigan Gamblers Away - WNEM Flint, MI

Friday, 6th November
Mazagan Beach Resort - Grand Opening 31/10/2009
Mazagan Beach Resort-Morocco
Mazagan Beach Resort-Morocco

Co Tipperary, Ireland - Irish Examiner, AP, Construction News & Belfast Telegraph
Is the plan for a super-casino a good idea? Don’t bet on it
'Irish Las Vegas' planned - 27th October
Ireland plans Las Vegas-style resort
€460m gamble on Ireland's Las Vegas
Belfast Telegraph Gallery

Malaysia - Forbes/Reuters
Malaysia Hot Stocks-Genting shares up on Singapore casino

Las Vegas & Idaho - Wall Street Journal
Casino Magnate Wynn Pays $7.5 Million in Sun Valley

Sofia, Bulgaria -
Bulgaria Gambling Industry to Shed 40 000 Jobs over Tax Increase
Bulgaria Parliament Set to Raise Gambling Tax to 12% - State Commission on Gambling of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Reno - Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
Slot machine-maker IGT has loss but sees hopeful signs
IGT swings to loss in quarterly earnings
International Game Technology Earnings Conference Call (Q4 2009)

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
MGM Mirage loses $750M as CityCenter’s value drops

Ohio - Yahoo/AP
Poker champ Berman stakes claim in Ohio casinos

Commercial Casino Jack's Casino V1 from 055 TV on Vimeo.

Commercial Casino Jack's Casino V1 |

additional  headlines...
Will Red Tape Slow the Arrival of a New Casino in Cincinnati? - WKRC CBS 12
Red Hawk Casino parent shows profit - Sacramento Business Journal
A First Good Year for Navajo's First Casino - New Mexico
Tanjong rallies on assumption of power, gaming split - Malaysia
Former Fontainebleau executive joins Tropicana

Thursday, 5th November

Altrincham, Manchester - BBC, Manchester Evening News, Racing Post & Reuters
NI betting tycoon Steinberg dies
Stanley Leisure founder Lord Steinberg dies
Stanley Leisure founder Lord Steinberg has died - Liverpool Daily Post
Stanley Leisure founder Lord Steinberg dies
Lord Steinberg dies at Ritz Hotel, London - Jewish Chronicle
Electronic Game Card, Inc. Mourns the Passing of its Executive Chairman, The Lord Leonard Steinberg,_Baron_Steinberg
American Electronic Game Card scratchcard deal tempts Lord Steinberg

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM Mirage Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
MGM MIRAGE Earnings Conference Call (Q3 2009)
MGM Mirage loses $750M as CityCenter's value drops - AP

Reno - Yahoo
International Game Technology Earnings Conference Call (Q4 2009)

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PrimeZone
Galaxy Gaming Announces Record Breaking Third Quarter

Twin River Gaming - WPRI CBS 12 Providence. Rhode Island |

New York - N.Y. Business Review & N.Y. Times
Casino titan Wynn revokes Aqueduct bid
In Surprise Move, Casino Magnate Abandons Bid for Aqueduct Racetrack

Macau - MarketWatch & China Daily/Xinhua
Macau's casino revenue 'whispered' at record in October
Macao's casino receipts hit record high in Oct

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Their valuables gone, like their ladies of the night - Prostitute thefts

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Players at poker’s Main Event final table bring diversity to big stage

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Market Wire
Ameristar Casinos Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

From the pages of Gaming Today...
Fearful gambling investors closing their wallets
Scrabble video slot to debut at G2E
WSOP set for final table
Former teen poker sensation ready for 'adult' tournaments
IGT to unveil future of slots at CityCenter
MGM exec dismisses concerns over Macau visa restrictions
Singapore tourism counting on Las Vegas Sands

Caesar's Palace Casino, Las Vegas

additional  headlines...
Ohio Issue 3. The bill passed 53% to 47% on 3rd November.
Macri's Restaurant: Casinos will kill your small business
How Casinos Will Cost Ohio Jobs - Prof. John Kindt
Issue 3 Debate: Casinos in Ohio Pt. 1/6
Voters Split on Gay Marriage, Approve Casinos, Bonds - Bloomberg
Prevention efforts kept Deadwood gambling ‘squeaky clean' - Rapid City Journal
Charles Esposito Named Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Manager
Poland Could Ban Online Gambling - iGaming Business
GTECH G2 To Sponsor Fire & Ice 2010 - iGaming Business
Virgin targets 5 pct of Italy's online poker mkt - Reuters
Bulgaria could raise gambling tax to 15% from January 2010

Wednesday, 4th November
MA Casino Gambling Hearing (Part 1) - Massachusetts Family Institute
MA Casino Gambling Hearing (Part 2)

Dayton, Ohio - Dayton Business Journal, Columbus Dispatch & Toledo Blade
5th time’s a charm for Ohio casinos
Ohio OKs casinos
Vegas-style casinos come up a winner
"With 100 percent of the unofficial vote counted by Wednesday morning, 53 percent of voters backed Issue 3 and its four casinos in Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati."

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal
CityCenter licensing gets own hearing
Buyout to take casino parent private - Landry's Restaurants board approves top executive's bid

Las Vegas - MSNBC
CityCenter hits center stage - City-within-a-city set to make December debut
The making of Las Vegas - Interactive presentation

Miami - Miami Herald
Miami-Dade moves forward with plan for slots at airport

Macau - Wall Street Journal
Macau October Gambling Revenue Surges To Record MOP12.7B - Analysts

Ohio - casinos pass WDTN NBC 2 Dayton 

Tampa, Florida - & ABC Action News
Man Wins Huge Jackpot...Oh, Wait, Not So Fast!
Casino Denies Man Jackpot: Hey Bill Seebeck, Give Us Our $166M Back
Hard Rock Casino winner loses $166 million
"The Seminole Gaming Commission and officials from Bally, the software maker for the slot machine, are heading to Tampa to investigate the malfunction."
Bally - Ultimate Party Spin

Oklahoma - Tulsa World
Men charged with conspiring to defraud Oklahoma casino with fake poker chips

Matthews, N. Carolina - Yahoo/Business Wire
PokerTek Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results
Q3 2009 PokerTek, Inc. Earnings Conference Call

New York - Wall Street Journal
Upping Ante for New York 'Racino'

St. Louis, Missouri -
Betonsports founder given US jail term
How the odds turned against betting groups

Coventry - Coventry Telegraph & Ricoh Arena PR
New casino opens at Coventry's Ricoh Arena at £1.6m revamp
G Casino re-launch will take guests Back to the Future

additional  headlines...
'Godmother of the underworld' jailed in China - The Guardian

Tuesday, 3rd November

St. Louis, Missouri - BBC, Bloomberg, AP & St. Louis Dispatch
Online gambling boss jailed in US
Betonsports’s Kaplan Gets 51 Months in Gambling Case founder gets 4-plus years
BetOnSports founder gets 51-month sentence
London - New Media Age & Brand Republic
Nuts and Loaded team with Ladbrokes Casino for competition
Nuts and Loaded team up with Ladbrokes to find sexiest croupier

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston
Steve Wynn’s politics in the news, but not new

Las Vegas & Macau - Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sands outlines plans for Macau

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
6 new H1N1 deaths reported in Southern Nevada
Company blocks Web site that prompted M Resort lawsuit
Wayne Newton: The story, but not the sound
Wayne Newton hints latest Vegas show may be last - AP

additional  headlines...
Casino Life Magazine - November digital issue
Voters To Decide Casino Gambling, Other Issues

Monday, 2nd November

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Week
The Biggest Bet in Vegas
"Although advertised as a high-end destination, CityCenter has rooms starting at $129 a night, about $40 less than the lowest rates at competing properties such as the Wynn and the Venetian"

Melbourne - Daily Telegraph
Crown casino reduces blackjack payout
Crown Casino has adopted the Las Vegas Strip rule of paying out just 6 to 5 for Blackjack's. The Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation has also recently allowed the casino to add an additional Zero on Roulette and for the house to hit soft 17. - Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation.

Singapore - Business Times
Waking up to the world of casinos

Atlantic City - Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City's next threat could come from Ohio
Atlantic City teeters on edge - S.F. Chronicle/N.Y. Times.

Indiana - N.W. Indiana Times & ChicagoTribune/AP
Card counting OK, court says
Card counter sues for place at blackjack table - 16th October.

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun, LVR-J & WSJ
Boyd advances effort to acquire Station Casinos assets
"Station, taken private by members of the founding Fertitta family and Colony Capital of Los Angeles in 2007, filed for bankruptcy protection in July after the recession reduced revenue at its hotel-casinos and it was unable to service its debt -- last reported at $6.49 billion."
Boyd pursues Station's assets - Rival targets company in bankruptcy court
Las Vegas Firm Intensifies - Pursuit of Station Casinos

London - Daily Telegraph
Sol Kerzner still planning casino for London's O2 Arena

The O2 Arena, London 2009
The O2 Arena, London 2009 -

Australia & South Africa - SMH/aap
Tatts sells S African gaming interests |

Douglas, IOM -
Odds favour Isle of Man in e-gambling
"In five years, the e-gambling sector has created 500 jobs at an average salary of £52,000 - a significant amount in a workforce of 42,000. It is forecast to grow 30% annually over the next two years."
Webis aims to use home advantage

additional  headlines...
Unibet Group plc - Interim report January - September 2009 - Business Wire
Eastern CT towns top list of problem gamblers - Hartford Courant
West Virginia releases data on problem gamblers - AP
£1m Premium Bond jackpot winner
Deadwood gaming turns 20 - Black Hills Pioneer
Mo. casinos disciplined for underage patron spike
Rank makes Pre-Budget Report submission -
Cops shifted after casino dens raided - Bangkok

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