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Wednesday, 7th October

Pittsburgh - The Pittsburgh Channel & Tribune Review
Slot Machine Allegedly Rigged At Meadows Casino
A poker machine rigging scam at the Meadows Casino in Pittsburgh from June to August netted $421,000 from 14 visits and 61 cash outs.
3 Arrested In Meadows Casino Theft
Three men busted in slots scheme at Meadows Racetrack & Casino
"The investigation showed Nestor repeatedly used "a complex series of button presses and screen changes to cause the slot machine to have an error in its programming. This resulted in the machine displaying a false jackpot," according to the presentment."
Officials: Slot Machine Rigged In Meadows Robbery Plot

Las Vegas - Miami Herald
Casino firm could buy bankrupt Fontainebleau Las Vegas

Nova Scotia, Canada -
Gambling ads with young athletes criticized

British News
Male, white-collar, in mid-30s - NHS gambling centre reveals typical addict
CNWL National Problem Gambling Clinic
Ladbrokes not planning 888 bid - sources
Sportingbet profit surges, reinstates dividend
Sportingbet to pay first dividend in three years - Yahoo/FT
Stanleybet takes more Inspired Gaming machines

Nicaragua - Yahoo/market Wire
Beneficial Holdings Inc. Retains Consultants to Explore Gaming Opportunities in Argentina, Columbia, and Peru
Beneficial Holdings, Inc. Withdraws Offer for Thunderbird Resorts Based on Violations of the Offer Terms - Pink sheets & stock price presently at $0.02.

additional headlines...
October 2009 digital issue of Casino Enterprise Management
Games World magazine - October Digital edition
Century Casinos Obtained Final Approval for the Sale of its South African Subsidiary
The 10 worst cities for pickpockets - Barcelona not surprisingly tops the list.
France set to relax betting rules
Casino theft to pay school fees ends in jail - Tazmania

Tuesday, 6th October

Germany -
Michael Gauselmann hits back

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wynn Las Vegas Launches Wynn Vacations Jetsetter Getaway Package

Florida - Earth Times/Market Wire
Table Games and Poker in the Spotlight at Florida Gaming Summit

British News
G Casino at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in 80s relaunch party - Coventry Telegraph

California - San Diego Union-Tribune
Tribes get slot licenses - San Pasqual, Rincon to add more machines

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP & Reuters
CityCenter in Las Vegas cuts condo prices 30 pct
"A typical one-bedroom unit of about 800 square feet at the Vdara is now selling for about $674,000, according to an analysis by Bill Lerner of Union Gaming Group."
MGM cuts Vegas CityCenter condo prices by 30 pct

Melbourne - & Sydney Morning Herald
Crown casino to sell off prime land
Crown sells land neighbouring casino complex

Macau, Manila & Australia -
Singapore prepares to embrace high-rollers
Lady Luck makes a return to Macao’s tables
Ho’s hold on Macao gaming is loosening
Crown left tarnished by spending spree
Partial opening of complex taps regional boom

Las Vegas - CNBC Video
Las Vegas Casinos: A Good Bet?

Gaming Today
Tribes have more slots due
Table game dilemma in Pennsylvania
Stock index rises again
Player hits 15-teamer for $100K at Red Rock

additional headlines...
EGBA hits out at French gaming laws ahead of Assembly debate
Victoria Coren shows us how to play at the PokerStars European Poker Tour
A NJ poker dealer nabbed by FBI and faces 25 felony counts
Man in Ghana charged in N.J. casino robberies
Gambling board sends gambling addict, fraudster for therapy - South Africa

Monday, 5th October

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
P.R. efforts low-key even as opening of CityCenter nears

Atlantic City - The Press of Atlantic City
Seasonal cuts trim 1,000 Atlantic City casinos jobs in September
The total number of casino employees in September at Atlantic City's 11 casino hotels was 37,337. The peak for employee numbers was July 1997 when 51,560 were on the payroll.

Moscow - Kiev Post/AP
Moscow gambling industry adapts to ban
"Moscow Deputy Mayor Sergei Baidakov said Monday that about a third of the capital's 525 casinos and slot machine parlors are now selling instant lottery tickets."

Warsaw - BBC Europe & AP
Minister quits over casino claims
Poland's sports minister resigns amid allegations

Vietnam - WSJ
Vietnam Allows 2 US Cos To Invest $4.15B In Tourism Proj-Report

South Africa - The Sowetan
Girl found dead in Durban casino toilet

Trinidad & Tobago - T & T Newsday
Suicide outside Casino

British News
£500m debt rescue for Gala Coral - The Times
Gala Coral gamble on debt-equity deal - The Guardian
Bookmaking and bingo group Gala Coral's £540m reprieve - Daily Mail - Intermediate Capital Group PLC
Gala set to get a new 50% partner ?

Casino chain bans gambler who won £28,000 on roulette wheel in two months using secret system
"Mr Sambhi is now hoping to pass on the secrets of his system in his new book, Sequential Roulette: End Game."
Birmingham gambler in casino ban after £28,000 roulette win - £50 at the High Stakes bookshop.
Sequential Roulette (Paperback) - £100 at
Grosvenor bans £28,000 casino winner

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Investigators find evidence of trend in casino money laundering
INSIDE GAMING: Analysts see more challenges on horizon

Reno - PRNewswire
IGT and AC Coin & Slot Realign Corporate Partnership
"Under a new agreement, IGT has purchased the distributorship for new IGT machine sales in Atlantic City and the Caribbean from AC Coin & Slot for $20.6 million,"

additional headlines...
How Kerry Packer lost $20,000 but came out winning - Melbourne Age
IOC sets up system for illegal betting - International Sports Monitoring
IOC confirms establishment of betting control for future Olympics
Casino uses PM to promote gambling - Christchurch Casino
National lottery counters gov't attempt to narrow punters' odds - Israel
'Gambling is no silver bullet' - Bermuda. Royal Gazette.

Saturday & Sunday, 3rd & 4th October

London - Gaming Awrds  - Press release
Mitch Garber announced as keynote speaker for International Gaming Awards

Los Angeles -
Full Tilt accused of flouting US internet gambling rules

Washington - Yahoo/Reuters & The Times
U.S. lawmakers urge delay in Internet gambling rules
Lawmakers call for internet gambling rules to be delayed

Macau - Fortune Magazine
Macau casinos roll a pair of hot IPOs

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Fontainebleau judge wants quick sale of bankrupt project

Canada - Globe & Mail
Casinos spend millions to make losers feel like winners

British News
Bookies face dip in profits amid football season with 'not enough draws'

additional headlines...
Storm opens in Bishkek, prepares for Minsk - Casino International.

Friday, 2nd October

Ontario - Windsor Star
Casinos lost $70m in 2009

South Africa -
Sun International employees to protest across SA

Goa - The Times of India
Goa's biggest offshore casino unfit, inferior: Ministry

Missouri - The Guardian
Betonsports chief David Carruthers changes guilty plea in the US

U.S. - Las Vegas Sun
Forbes’ list of richest Americans reflects gaming’s woes
Man sought in robbery of Las Vegas Strip casino

British News
Barry Shulman WSOPE 2009 Champion!
Publisher of Card Player Magazine.
Jack Effel Presents The Finalists
Derren Brown: How to Beat a Casino
Betting appeals rejected - Sky Sports
Where are all the posties when they're not on strike - down the betting shop

additional headlines...
FREAKS at O'Sheas casino, Las Vegas. 30sec - Not my idea of entertainment.
Las Vegas Celebrities from the cast of Freaks - April 2009.
Horror, Howie, Fine Art & More Las Vegas News
Casino capitalises on Key comment - Christchurch Casino

Thursday, 1st October

Armenia -
Armenian government make amendments to laws related to operation of casinos

Warsaw - Earth Times/DPA
Polish politicians reportedly lobbied for gambling companies

Las Vegas - Reuters
MGM terminates debt-exchange offer

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
TASTE OF WYNN: The New Boutique That Allows Guests to Take Home a Taste of Wynn and Encore Opens Today!

Underage gambling - U.K. & U.S.
Blackpool - Blackpool Gazette
Blackpool bookies in underage gambling storm
"Resort branches of William Hill, Coral and Ladbrokes, Totesport and Betfred all allowed 15 and 16-year-olds to play the machines. 26 out of 39 Blackpool betting shops failed to stop children playing machines boasting £500 jackpots."

Missouri -
Casino companies fined after underage men visit
"The Missouri Gaming Commission fined Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. $60,000 and Ameristar Casino Inc. $25,000."

U.S. -
The 400 Richest Americans 2009

22.  Carl Icahn  10,500   73   New York   leveraged buyouts
26.  Sheldon Adelson  9,000   76   Las Vegas   casinos, hotels
56.  Micky Arison  4,300   60   Bal Harbour   Carnival Cruises
97.  Kirk Kerkorian  3,000   92   Los Angeles   investments, casinos
141.  Steve Wynn  2,300   67   Las Vegas   casinos, hotels
158.  Donald Trump  2,000   63   New York   real estate
193.  Phillip Ruffin  1,850   74   Las Vegas   casinos, real estate
347.  Thomas Barrack  1,100   62   Los Angeles   Colony Capital

Las Vegas - ABC News Australia
Beneath the neon: Life underground in Vegas
Living beneath the lights of Vegas
The people living under Las Vegas - U.S. ABC - April 2009

Atlantic City - Reuters & ABC News
Trump Entertainment CEO surprised by new bidder
Young Md. Investor Wants to Become Casino Player - Artin Afsharjavan (21)

Australia - Business Spectator
Jail for Crown Casino social club thefts
"At the height of his gambling habit, Smith was slotting $2,000 or more into pokie machines a week. Smith, of Meadow Heights, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft totalling $281,000."

British News
World Series of Poker Europe Main Event Day 4: Final Table Set, Jason Mercier Leads the Way
World Series of Poker Europe Main Event -- Day 4
Teddy Sheringham 14th Place Finisher
Liz Lieu 22nd Place Finisher
Academy boss raises betting fears

Commerce Casino Ad's targeting the Chinese market

Commerce Casino-His Story 30 sec. TVC Video
Commerce Casino-Her Story 30 sec. TVC Video

additional headlines...
Wynn Macau Sells Stocks - Bloomberg.
Table Games coming to PA - AC Casino Connection.
Banker invested in oil, a casino, bars and more - Ireland & Macau.
Aqueduct casino complex builder to be named soon

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