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Archive 2009: 8th - 14th November

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Friday, 13th November

London - The Times, Evening Standard, Sky News & Daily Telegraph
Fifty to seek administration after failed sale attempts
High rollers have broken the bank at Fifty casino
Chips Are Down For London's High-Rollers
London casino Fifty calls in the administrators
Joe Cada WSOP 2009 Champion
Fifty St James - Formerly Crockfords & the Devonshire Club image.

London - The Times
Ladbrokes shuts London casino, 100 jobs lost
"Ladbrokes, the bookmaker, has closed its loss-making casino in Paddington, West London, with the loss of almost 100 jobs and has agreed a sale of the licence to Quek Leng Chan, the Malaysian tycoon who owns the Thistle and Guoman hotel chains."

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Johannesburg -
Fewer SA gamblers
"The study found the frequency of casino gambling by South African adults was 6.3% in 2009, significantly lower than the 19.3% recorded in 2003 and also down on the 7.1% in 2005."

Cambodia & Thailand - The Nation
Cambodia's casino loss is a Laos win
"Casino operators are paying Bt5,000 a day or more for each van filled with casino goers, drivers picking up passengers from all provinces in Thailand's Northeast."

Cambodia - The Nation
Thaksin unlikely to start casino in Cambodia: Source

Las Vegas - AP
World Series of Poker commissioner leaving post

additional headlines...
Woman blames casino for losing $125,000 - AP
Exclusive: Bwin, Mangas, Unibet sports sponsorship threat
Gambling Affiliates Union defends aff programme boycott threat

Thursday, 12th November

How's Marina Bay Sands progressing ?
Marina Bay Sands bridge lifting
Bridge to Gardens by the Bay at Marina South
Marina Bay Sands initial lifting of 3rd segment of bridge 1
SINGAPORE | Marina Bay Sands Hotel | 194m | 57 fl x 3 | U/C

Macau - Reuters
Galaxy ups budget 40% for mega-resort in Macau

Uncompleted Galaxy Casino Resort next to the Venetian in Macau
Global Gaming Business/Roger Gros.

Sheffield - Sheffield Star & Telegraph
50 jobs at Sheffield casino
Casino raises the stakes with a move next door

Louisville, Kentucky - Reuters & The Street
Churchill Downs to buy for $126.4 mln
Churchill Downs to Buy Youbet for $127M

G2E press releases...
Bally Tech. to Host Playboy® Playmate of the Year 2009 Ida Ljungqvist
Gaming Standards Association Readies the Industry to Grow at G2E 2009
WMS' Player Driven Innovation Focus is Changing the Game at 2009 G2E
Shuffle Master, Inc. to Exhibit at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
WMS Networked Gaming Solutions Advance Commercialization of Casino...
Multimedia Games to Showcase Diverse Range of Innovative Products...

additional  headlines...
@phil_hellmuth [Vid of set 'High Stakes Poker,' Negreanu...]
The 2010 Series of High Stakes Poker is now being filmed at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.
Gamble in style - A.C. Casino player makeover.
Bally Technologies' Innovation Wins Top 2010 Gaming & Technology Awards
Players Network Announces Amazon Distribution
Players Network Announces a Major Milestone, Launches PNTVegas
Branson goes Dutch in latest attempt to control the National Lottery
Woman wins £1m on Lottery after being given wrong scratchcard

Wednesday, 11th November

Macau - Wall Street Journal
Cotai's Building Boom Gets Back on Track

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Palms agrees to pay $100,000 to settle complaint

Helsinki -
Compulsive Gambling Afflicts 40,000 in Finland

London - The Times
Lord Steinberg: bookmaker - Obituary

Las Vegas - Time Magazine, NPR/AP, CBS News & Card Player
21-Year-Old Wins World Series of Poker
Man Crowned Youngest World Series Of Poker Champ
Joe Cada -- 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion

Joe Cada WSOP 2009 Champion
College Dropout Earns $8.5 M in Poker Win - CBS News

Carson City - AP & Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casino win down 9 percent in Sept.
Strip gaming win sees smallest decline since June 2008

Atlantic City - AP & Press of Atlantic City
Decline continues to slow for AC casinos
Atlantic City casino revenue falls 6.5 percent in October
Atlantic City Casino Revenue October 2009
Atlantic City gaming win for October was $323.8 million - $222.4 million from slots and $101.4 million from table games. The gaming win in October 2005 was $427.9 million.

Warsaw - Earth Times
Polish cabinet drafts law limiting gambling industry

Victoria, Australia - Herald Sun/AAP
No checks on $1bn in gaming spending

Las Vegas & Macau - Las Vegas Sun
Dispute over casino baccarat systems prompts lawsuit

New York & Malaysia - Forbes/AP & Yahoo/Business Wire
Empire Resorts holders agree to Kien Huat deal
Empire Resorts Stockholders Approve $44,000,000 Additional Investment by Kien Huat Realty III Limited
#15 Lim Kok Thay

Sheffield - The Business Desk
Casino looks to take gaming to the next level - Grosvenor Casino

additional  headlines...
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Gaming Academy - Carnival Corporation
Bally Technologies to Host Playboy® Playmate of the Year 2009 Ida Ljungqvist at Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
Trans World Corporation Announces 3rd Quarter 2009 Results
Peninsula Gaming Reports Results for the Third Quarter and Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2009
Gambling industry reported 40% drop in revenue this year - Bulgaria
St. Louis casino revenue jumped 10% in October - St. Louis Business Journal
Detroit casino revenues up from September - Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, 10th November

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Statement by Joseph Carbon, Director of the TWU Gaming Division
"In fact, we believe that Wynn has air filtration systems that are as good as or better than any other property on the Strip."

Las Vegas & Macau - Business Wire
Bally Technologies Announces Expansive Agreement with SJM Macau to Provide Array of Systems, Bonusing, and Table-Management Technology

Macau - The Times, MarketWatch & Hong Kong Standard
Macau's gambling industry faces nightmare of water rationing
"Indeed, to the horror of big casino operators, there are signs that non-essential supplies may be cut off as early as this weekend as authorities struggle to keep non-toxic water flowing through the taps."
Macau may turn to water rationing amid drought : report
High and dry

Madrid - Spanish Gaming News,
Joaquín Franco dies
Fallece Joaquín Franco, fundador y presidente de Recreativos Franco

Maine - AP
Maine casino seeks OK for new slot machine
Group collects 99,000 signatures for Maine casino

Las Vegas - PRNewswire
GPI to Showcase Its Most Extensive Range of New Products Ever at G2E

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
As earnings fall, Riviera unsure if bankruptcy can be avoided

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Cada and Moon emerge as Main Event’s final two

Behind the scenes here at the Penn and Teller theatre right before we begin heads up play at WSOP!! - Phil Hellmuth on

St. Louis, Missouri - AP & Gaming Today
Pinnacle CEO resigns amid probe of council meeting
Lee suddenly bolts from Pinnacle’s CEO post
Lumière Place to Light Up Downtown St. Louis Riverfront - November 2006

Blackpool and The Fylde College - Regional Gaming Academy

additional  headlines...
How many jobs would casinos bring to Massachusetts?
The Venetian and The Palazzo Receive AAA(R) Five Diamonds for 2010
Casino supply company’s founders sue over link to criminal activity - LVS
Sands seeks $3.35B in IPO; Wynn to pay $4 dividend - Gaming Today
NY-NY sues Calif. man alleging trademark infringement
EuroMillions lottery: worker 'misses out on millions after dropping out of consortium'

Monday, 9th November

St. Louis & Las Vegas - St. Louis Today, AP, LVR-J & PRNewswire
Pinnacle CEO resigns after County Council outburst
County Council member says he was pressured by Vegas casino exec
Missouri agency looks into actions of Pinnacle CEO
Pinnacle Entertainment CEO Dan Lee resigns from the company
Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Executive Management Changes

Gaming Investments - Yahoo/AP & Reuters
Wynn Resorts declares special cash dividend of $4
Las Vegas Sands shares up as Hong Kong offer range set

E:60 Four Days With Phil Ivey - ESPN

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
A lot rides on Atlantic City table games amid competition for gamblers
Harrah's taps Vegas CEO to run Atlantic City casinos

Gibraltar & Los Angeles -
PartyGaming Plc - Acquisition of World Poker Tour completed

WSOP final table...
Michigan card shark, 21, on verge of making poker history
Lumberjack eyes $8.5 mln world poker jackpot
"A 21-year-old from the Detroit area and a 46-year-old lumberjack who had never been on a jetliner until this year reached the final of the World Series of Poker here early Sunday."
Mike Sexton inducted into Poker Hall of Fame - Fox News/AP

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun & Reuters/YouTube
Judge dismisses suits blaming Las Vegas Sands for stock drop
Sands eyes $3.35 bln HK IPO
Las Vegas Sands expects $3.35B from Asian IPO

Austria - &
Raubüberfall im Casino Seefeld
Raubüberfall auf Casino: Angestellter mit Pistole bedroht
Casino Seefeld

London & Belfast - Daily Telegraph
Lord Steinberg of Belfast - Daily Telegraph Obituary.
Leonard Steinberg, Baron Steinberg - Wikipedia.

Washington -
Online gambling moves need traditional backing
Australia examines online gaming rules

additional  headlines...
November 2009 Casino International Digital Magazine
November 2009 Casino International Americano Digital Magazine
Q+A-How much damage will the Thai-Cambodia spat cause? - Reuters
Massive £90m Euromillions prize claimed
Bookie is pounded by punters - Stan James
Life in the Limelight: Wayne Newton - Las Vegas Sun

Calvin Ayre Tablog Teaser

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