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Wednesday, 21st October

Macau - WSJ
Macau Casino Gambling Revenue Rises
Macau 3Q Casino Gambling Revenue Up 22.3% At MOP31.78 Bln

Atlantic City - Philadelphia Inquirer/AP & Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic City honors casino killing victim
Ray Kot Memorial Park becomes official in Atlantic City

Florida - Miami Herald & Sun-Sentinel
Seminole Tribe decries failure to reach gaming deal

"You can allow unlimited gambling statewide, or you can have our $150 million a year. But you won't get both."
South Florida gambling: The key word is "uncertainty"

Australia -, ABC News & Australian Productivity Commission
Commission urges crackdown on problem gambling
Gamblers face cap on what they bet
Slower pokies plan to help cut $18bn in gambling losses
Gambling: Further reforms needed
Draft report - Key points
Xenophon derides new gaming measures - AFR

Hong Kong & Macau -
Poker King gala premiere in Hong Kong

Poker King (HK 2009) - Trailer

Las Vegas - WSJ
MGM Mirage to Take CityCenter Write-Downs

Philadelphia -
Philadelphia Park Casino Offers 200 New Jobs

Gibraltar - Yahoo/Reuters, The Independent & Daily Telegraph
PartyGaming co-founder sells shares
PartyGaming founder sells before sentencing
PartyGaming Anurag Dikshit founder sells stake for £188m

additional  headlines...
Casino ATM operator fixing cash withdrawal problem
Developers say $800m set for planned Milford casino - Boston Globe
Mashpee Wampanoags scale down casino plan - Boston Globe
Rightist Leader Kostov Calls for Bulgaria Gambling Ban - Novinite
Meet Yorkshire's 229 Lotto millionaires - Yorkshire Post
Strijd tegen monopolie van Holland Casino

Tuesday, 20th October

Problem Gambling U.K. - Christian Institute
Betting machines ripped my life apart, says mum
BBC News: Betting machines 'heroin of gambling'

Florida - Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Opportunity in FL for Its Table Master Product

Beverly Hills - Reuters & Yahoo/AP
Kerkorian exploring options for MGM stake
Kerkorian mulls reducing MGM Mirage stake

Macau - Las Vegas Sun
How CityCenter’s room rates will compare with Strip rivals

Casino city ZHIBEK ZHOLY (Silk Way City Project)_eng

Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Legislators agree on $15 million, one-time fee for table games in casinos

Macau - China Daily
Resort eyes more mainland tourists

Macau -
Billionaire paid price to revive Sands’ fortunes
Casino bosses driven by intense personal rivalry

Las Vegas - MSNBC/AP
Man gets 26 to 90 years in casino shooting

Clark County, Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
County’s jobless rate increases to record 13.9%
"Unemployment in Clark County shot up one-half of 1 percent to another record of 13.9% with 141,000 workers jobless in September."

Las Vegas - AP & Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's Entertainment hires former Disney exec
Harrah’s hires former Disney executive for new position

Colorado - Denver Post
Colorado casinos' next quest may be 24-hour alcohol

Aberdeen - BBC Scotland
Odds favour casino's 24-hour bid - G Casino Aberdeen.

London - The Times
Odds shorten on sale of Leicester Square venue
"Whispers suggest that the prospective buyer may be Timori Kartchava, a Russian businessman and well-known high-roller on the London gaming scene. A deal worth less than £10 million is said to be under discussion."

Amsterdam ? - MarketWire
Thunderbird Announces Termination of Offering of Common Stock

additional U.S. headlines...
Group submits plan for southeast Kansas casino - Yahoo/AP. Ozark Trail Gaming
2nd bid for Greektown is rejected, then withdrawn - Detroit Free Press
Casinos In Kentucky -
Work begins at Seneca's Buffalo casino
Seneca Nation expands temporary casino

Monday, 19th October

Las Vegas -
Troubled $8.5bn City Center nears opening
Las Vegas hopes run of bad luck is behind it

Argentina - Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Installs More Than 1400 Games at Casino Rosario in Argentina

Casino Rosario - Website Screen grab

Ontario -
Caesars Windsor cuts 120 jobs

U.K. Problem Gambling - BBC
Betting machines 'heroin of gambling'
Gambling addicts get help - March 2009
New counselling service - July 2009. Northern Ireland.

Online Gambling - L.A. Times
Calling America's bluff on Internet gambling

London - Guardian & Reuters
More punters at William Hill offset poor football results
William Hill on track to meet FY view, shares rise
ASA Adjudications William Hill Organisation Ltd

London -, Guardian & 
Premier League concerned by betting
Premier League concern at gambling on junior matches may lead to regulation

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
In Business TV - October 9, 2009
Recession may be over for U.S., but not Las Vegas

Alderney - Agelaide Now & Melbourne Age
Tabcorp's "challenging conditions" ahead
Tabcorp bets on revenue pick-up

additional headlines...
Another Maine Casino Effort Underway - USA Today. 15th October
New vote sought on casinos in Maine - Boston Globe
Foxwoods, Mohegan take hit as fewer bet on slots - Boston Herald
Casinos gamble that poor economy will help breach Ohio - Washington Times
Slovakia Readies for Harrah’s - Glonbal Gaming Business

Saturday & Sunday, 17th & 18th October

Mazagan Beach Resort
Mazagan Beach Resort - Pre-opening promotional video.
Mazagan Beach Resort Video Gallery

Singapore IR progress

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Marina Bay Sands -
Resorts World Sentosa -

Alderney - Betting Pro & Betastic
Sega Casino is Here
Sega Granted Alderney License as it Seeks to Enter Online Gambling Market - Alderney Licenced operators

South Korea - Korea Times & Asiae
K-Pop Singer Fined for Habitual Gambling
Shin Hye-sung charged with gambling, issues apology
"Incheon District Court indicted without physical detention the 29-year-old singer for gambling with money worth over 120,000 dollars over five occasions in Macau between July 2007 and April 2008. He was also handed a fine of 8,500 dollars."

Dublin - & eGamingReview
CryptoLogic's Innovative Betting Games Chosen by Rank Interactive
CryptoLogic, Rank sign new games tie

Online Gambling - The Independent
Google removes alleged £1m search engine 'penalty' on gambling site - Google search "Gambling"

Goa -
Goa casino operators distance themselves from tainted executive

New Brunswick -
Casino school opens in Dieppe

Nevada - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bankruptcy filings in Nevada jump 64%
"There were 21,969 filings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Nevada through Sept. 30, compared with 13,408 filed in the same time period in 2008, according to bankruptcy court statistics released this week."

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
MGM Mirage faces fifth shareholder suit over stock price

additional headlines...
Law taps deadbeat parents' gambling winnings - Colorado
Card counter appeals casino's ban on him - Indiana
Rendell calls Monday meeting on table-games tax
Foxwoods wants to build "interim" casino
Ex-Atlantic City casino executive loses job in Las Vegas

Friday, 16th October

Dundee - STV
New £5.5million casino opens in Dundee

Jamaica - Jamaica Observer
Supreme Ventures closes Villagio gaming lounge...

Goa -
Goa offshore casino official arrested with prostitute

Sector Focus - Gaming/Lodging Bloomberg: Oct. 14, 2009.

'Clever' — Not Criminal -- Is Meadows Jackpot Rip-Off Defense- WTAE-TV/AOL
Sources: Meadows Casino Lays Off Employees- KDKA

Macau - & China View/Xinhua
New Macau Visa Rules to Reduce Mainland Visitors
29 members of Macao's new legislature sworn in
The Venetian wins Best Integrated Resort award - Macau Daily Times
Casinos strike gold - Macau Business. Golden week.
MGM C the next IPO? - Macau Business

Macau & Las Vegas - Bloomberg & Reuters
MGM, Ho Plan Macau Casino Expansion, Mull Asian IPO
MGM Mirage CEO plans to redo bank deal

Miami - CBS4 News
Flagler Dog Track Celebrates Casino Opening

Flagler Dog Track
Flagler Dog Track - image

Reno - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Philip Satre Named Chairman of IGT Board

Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Former IGT exec steps down as board chairman
Fontainebleau president among execs leaving project

London - The Times
Place your bets on Fifty reopening its casino
Fifty St James apparently remains closed.
50 St. James Closed!

Sydney - Sydney Morning Herald
Casino tipped off cops over 'drug ring'

Edinburgh - Edinburgh Evening News
Four face trial over murder plot at casino

additional headlines...
CryptoLogic issues trading update for Q3 2009
Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods Report September Slot Results
Foxwoods slots down 2.8%, Mohegan Sun's down 11.3%
New York gaming revenue climbs nearly 9% in September
casino debate - WUPW FOX Toledo, OH
Governor opposes Richmond casino - California

Mike Sexton Elected to the Poker Hall of Fame

Garth Brooks Comes out of Retirement
Garth Brooks Out of Retirement for Vegas
Seven accused of bookmaker raids - BBC Northamptonshire

Thursday, 15th October

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Capricorn Caribbean Ltd. Press release
Caribbean Casino Company Launches Online
Playing on Chinese consumerism - CNN Talk Asia. Lawrence Ho interview part III
Like father, like son - CNN Talk Asia. Lawrence Ho interview part II

Reno - Yahoo/AP & PRNewswire
IGT anticipates 4th-quarter charges of $77 million
IGT Announces Expected Fourth Quarter Charges
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Panama - Presnsa English Edition
Casino owner owes millions

Rota, C.N.M.I. - Washington Examiner/AP & Saipan Tribune
Investors plan new casinos for when US Marines arrive in Pacific islands
$25M casino on Rota may open early 2010
Japanese investing $25M in Rota casino

Victoria & South Australia - Adelaide Now & Herald Sun
$300 million River Murray casino planned
Plans to build a $300 million casino and entertainment complex on the site of Mildura's Grand Hotel - Federal Hotels Group

Macau - Bloomberg
Galaxy Leads Casinos Lower After Travel Curb Report

Bratislava, Slovakia - WSJ &
Harrah's Sets Sights on Eastern Europe
"Under the plan, Harrah's would contribute less than $50 million to the project, Ms. Jones said. There is still no guarantee the deal will go through. Harrah's involvement is dependent on TriGranit receiving the necessary governmental approvals to proceed with the development."
Trigranit to build EUR 1.5b complex in Bratislava

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Steve Wynn to Announce Entertainment Plans for Wynn Las Vegas

additional headlines...
Casino Stocks At Important Crossroads - Investopedia
Mom charged after infant left in car at Ont. casino for nearly an hour - CP
Bristol bookies robber brandished carving knife - Bristol Evening Post

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