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Saturday & Sunday, 31st October & 1st November

A selection of recent YouTube videos from around the world...
Bob Haynes Speech at Casino Rally in front of the State House
Panel grapples with economic, social questions on casinos - Boston Globe
Break down of gambling poll
Public opinion towards casinos in Massachusetts.

Big Gamble - Ohio to vote over allowing casinos - Fox News

Argentina - Iguazu Grand - Resort Spa & Casino

South Africa - Garden Route Hotel and Casino

UK casino players can hit the biggest jackpot ever ! advertisement for their £8,888,888 jackpot slot.

Ohio - AP
Opponents intensify anti-casino push in Ohio

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
Rendell calls table games delay ‘unacceptable’

Las Vegas -
The Haunted Casino Brings People to Binion's

Friday, 30th October

Massachusetts - Boston Globe
Panel grapples with economic, social questions on casinos

Ohio -
Anti-casino ad is most dramatic yet - Families Against Issue 3. - The Ohio Jobs & Growth Committee.

Los Angeles - Business Wire &
Mandalay Media Announces Proposal to Acquire World Poker Tour for $35 million in Cash and Stock
Mandalay Media submits bid for World Poker Tour

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP
Bally Technologies 1Q profit up slightly

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Bally Technologies, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Diluted EPS of $0.53 on Revenues of $196 Million

Las Vegas - Reuters, Yahoo/AP & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Sands, Minsheng get OK for $6 bln IPOs-sources
Las Vegas Sands loss widens, but shares rocket
Las Vegas Sands gets approval for Hong Kong IPO
Las Vegas Sands posts wider 3Q loss as taxes rise

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results
Q3 2009 Las Vegas Sands Corp. Earnings Conference Call

Moscow - Moscow Times
Gambling Banished, But Not Defeated

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter employees receive uniforms, gear up for opening

additional  headlines...
Ind., Colo. casino owner misses lender payments
Peninsula Gaming Acquires Amelia Belle Casino - Louisiana
Players Network Increases Global Distribution; Signs Revenue Producing Distribution Deal With Indivisual
Gunman wanted in weekend casino robbery - Las Vegas
Phil Ivey Appears on the Cover of ESPN: The Magazine
Criminals allegedly tried to hack sports betting computers - Israel.

Thursday, 29th October

Hong Kong - Electric New Paper
Casino king's daughter plays casino queen on screen - Josie Ho.

Ontario, Canada - Niagara Falls Review
Slow times blamed for 45 job cuts at casinos
Three pit managers and 42 table games supervisors.

Australia - Las Vegas Sun
Aussies spend more on gambling than petrol, bills, internet
"Analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data by CommSec found the average Australian household spent $2292 on gambling in the last year compared with $1830 on gas and electricity bills, $2056 on petrol and $1996 on telephone and internet bills."

Portsmouth - The News
Up to 20 workers lose job as Portsmouth casino closes

London - Licensing Biz & Evening Chronicle
Viz Online slot launched
Viz comic all set to celebrate 30th birthday

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
WSOP tourney winner sues Harrah’s over marketing

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Wynn Resorts sees profit decline in quarter
Vegas properties hit hard as Harrah’s reports wider 3Q loss
Gaming stocks tumble on earnings, economic news
M Resort sues operator of Chinese Web site
Wynn sends stern message to Garth Brooks ticket sellers

Las Vegas - LVR-J
Arrows point down at casino companies - Big charge figures in $1.05 billion quarterly loss for Harrah's 

South Florida - Florida Today
Casino ship up for auction

Floating casino at Port Canaveral called Liquid Vegas
Floating casino at Port Canaveral called Liquid Vegas 

Warsaw - Warsaw Business Journal
Polish gambling industry reacts to government measures to limit gaming

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP
3Q earnings preview: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Beijing - Xinhua
Masked man collects $52.7 mln lottery jackpot

Plea for leniency fails casino swindler - New Mexico, a possible 25 years  !

additional  headlines...
Judge approves sale of Lone Star Park - Toledo, Ohio.
2 AC casinos fined for underage gamblers
Ohio Lawmaker Opposes Gambling - Fox Business
SD gambling town considers adding roulette, craps - Deadwood
Machete attack at Norwich bookmakers

Wednesday, 28th October

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Globe Business
Players Network is Targeting the $72 Billion Gaming Industry Sponsors With a New Co-Production Deal
In Vegas Promo

Las Vegas - Bloomberg & CNN Money
Las Vegas Leads U.S. With Highest Metro Area Foreclosure Rate
Foreclosures: Worst-hit cities
Las Vegas with a 53% increase in foreclosures ranks No. 1 in the U.S. and is joined on the list by Reno at No. 9.
Las Vegas Home Prices Drop as Foreclosures Cut Values

"The median price paid for all new and resale houses and condominiums in the Las Vegas metropolitan area dropped to $130,000 last month from $205,000,"

Warsaw - Warsaw Business Journal, & DPA
Polish gambling woes
Poland moves to ban gambling outside casinos
Poland wants ban on slot machines amid lobbying scandal
'We propose de-legalizing a considerable part of the gambling industry,' Tusk told reporters in Warsaw. 'In the course of five years, locations with (slot) machines should disappear from Poland by 100 per cent.'

Las Vegas - Yahoo/AP
Gamblers cut back and casinos struggle in 3rd qtr

Casinos Dealt A Bad Hand - Bloomberg

Tazmania - The Mercury
$294m gone on gaming
Tasmanian Gaming Commission Annual Report 2008-09

London - International Gaming Awards
International Gaming Awards Nomination Closed

Sydney - Sydney Morning Herald/aap, Reuters & Daily Telegraph
Crown says casinos continue to do well
Crown Australian casino revenue up in July-Oct
James Packer defends casino business
Casinos are tourism assets: Packer
Perth's Burswood Casino shrugs off global financial crisis

Sydney -
War of words heats up over Paul Barry book about James Packer - 10th October
James Packer confronts Seven CEO David Leckie
Gallery: Billionaire boy: James Packer

Johannesburg -
Sun International Challenged

Las Vegas - AP, Las Vegas Sun & 
Harrah's reports $1.6B loss in 3rd quarter
Vegas properties hit hard as Harrah’s reports wider 3Q loss
"The loss, compared to a loss of $123.2 million a year earlier, was driven by the one-time writeoff as well as a 13.7% decline in quarterly revenue to $2.282 billion."

London & Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
British Airways begins non-stop flights from London to Las Vegas
"Airline offering a $276 round-trip economy fares starting next month" - the cheapest return I could find in November for G2E was £679.10.  Ian

Chandler Pass, Arizona -
$215 million hotel, casino to open despite Valley’s economy

$215 million hotel, casino to open despite Valley’s economy

South Florida & Atlantic City -
Fla. Judge Revives Trump Casino Dispute

additional  headlines...
Tories cry foul over Casino Niagara lease renewal
Ky. panel weighs ban on bets after post time
Casino Developers Pledge 90 Percent Local Jobs, Workforce That Reflects Community Diversity
Casino will be inclusive, officials tell local blacks - Toledo, Ohio.
Former Atlantis casino cashier accused of stealing $10K - Nassau Guardian
Wynn shoots back at brokers organization: ‘We don’t want (fans) exploited’
Six detained in Taiwan baseball match-fixing probe - AFP
Taiwanese game hit by betting probe

Tuesday, 27th October

Las Vegas - Reuters
Wynn Resorts' profit beats, but shares fall
Casino profits disappoint and outlook stirs fears

Las Vegas - Bloomberg, AP & Wynn Conference Call
Wynn Resorts Falls on 33% Drop in Third-Quarter Net
Wynn 3Q profit drops as gamblers spend less
Wynn Resorts, Limited Earnings Conference Call (Q3 2009)

Las Vegas - Reuters
Boyd Gaming 3rd-quarter profit, shares fall

Minsk & Moscow -, & RIA Novosti
Private Russian jet crash near Minsk (Photo, video, being updated)
Business-Jet aus Russland zerschellt vor Minsk
Business jet with 6 on board crashes on approach to Minsk airport
The first casualties of Russia's casino ban ?
Shangri La – Minsk casino is opened - 23rd October.

H1N1 precautions at Oneida Casino - WLUK FOX 11 Green Bay 

Hotel casino worker exposed to second-hand smoke sues for $5 million

London & Sikkim, India - The Independent
Betfair and William Hill target India - Sikkim Lottery

Macau & Morocco - Yahoo/AFP
Morocco's king invested in troubled Macau firm: report

South Florida - Miami Herald
Crist says he's hopeful for Seminoles gambling pact
"The tribe would contribute $150 million a year to education and create 40,000 jobs in exchange for exclusive rights to blackjack and other table games at its seven Florida casinos."

Waukegan, Illinois - Yahoo/Business Wire, Reuters & AP
WMS Reports $0.34 Diluted Earnings Per Share for September 2009 Quarter
WMS qtrly profit rises 26% shares fall
WMS 1Q profit rises, revenue misses analyst views
WMS Industries Inc. Earnings Conference Call (Q1 2010)

additional  headlines...
Kenilworth Systems Corporation Remote Roulette Game Broadcasts From Sosua Bay Grand Casino - Yahoo/PRNewswire

Monday, 26th October

Schleswig-Holstein - Möwenpost & Lubecker Nachrichten
FDP sieht neue Chancen für Casino Travemünde
Travemünde: Casino-Betriebsrat wütend
Casinos: Zukunft liegt bei Privaten
Casino Travemünde
Casino Travemünde - Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Station Casinos wants more time to restructure finances

Doha, Qatar - Yahoo/AP
Wozniacki denies wrongdoing in Luxembourg

Switzerland -
UBS worker stole $2.8M to fund gambling habit, Swiss police report

Las Vegas - Radio New Zealand
Niue to offer casino licences

Las Vegas - Yahoo/MarketWire
Cannery Casino & Hotel Converts Slot Floor to 100% JCM Global ICB(R) Cash Boxes

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Obama’s way means ‘lights out’ for Vegas, Wynn says

Kentucky - Lexington Herald-Leader &
Northern Ky. man gambles on area's casino history
Gambling Museum Opens In Northern Ky.

Massachusetts - Boston Herald
Mass. casino foes say they’re not giving up fight

Las Vegas - LVR-J: John L. Smith
Last king of downtown, Jackie Gaughan made money, plenty of friends

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Saving face online
The increasing use of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook for casinos to better keep contact with their actual and potential customers.

London - Int. Gaming Awards/Clever Duck Media
International Gaming Awards - October Digital Magazine

Macau - Macau Business & Macau Daily Times
Operators question Galaxy' s land grant
Grant Bowie: Macau strong enough to face visa issue
Age limit review urged for casinos

Malaysia - Xinhua
Malaysian government loses millions of dollars to illegal gaming runners 

Kentucky - AP
Ky. Supreme Court hears online gambling question

additional  headlines...
Casino Graz feierte 25 Jahre
Should Poker Put the Skill-Game Issue Aside? -
Atlantic City split on whether casinos, city work together - Press of Atlantic City
Mississippi casino runs ads deriding Alabama bingo halls
Oklahoma’s Indian casinos are not required to reveal chances of winning
Lawmakers trapped by gambling love, hate - Miami Herald
PBS to air discussion on casinos - Ohio
Money Matters At MGM Mirage - Global Gaming Business
Betfair to target social networks to woo sports fans
Soaring casino thefts often an inside job
Greece says to further suspend gaming tax - Reuters

Saturday & Sunday, 24th & 25th October
Kelly of AGMI International ( Singapore Casino College ) Roulette
Casino du Lac-Leamy - Classy commercial

Florida - AOL Video/WJHG - Panama City, FL
Seminole Gaming Casinos

London - Daily Mail
Missing City tycoon Beano breaks cover to blame bosses for £50m loss on spread betting

Paris - Reuters
Groupe Partouche reaches deal with banks

Las Vegas & Macau - Reuters
Las Vegas Sands loan faces bumps, may pressure IPO

Rome - Reuters
Italy tourism minister proposes 10-15 new casinos

London - Daily Mail
Casino boss held over wife's death in bloodbath at their penthouse

Vietnam - Thanh Nien
Businesses call for government to allow casino expansion
Phu Quoc Island to build casino

Sports Betting - Melbourne Age, NY Times & AP
Gambling frenzy leaves Wozniacki under the spotlight
Wozniacki Match Causes Betting Surge
Tennis authorities looking into Wozniacki match

additional  headlines...
Triads guilty over plot to murder casino dealer - SCMP
Where gambling cheats go to buy their gadgets - SCMP
PPA Dec 1 Deadline - Poker Players Alliance
District attorney won't pursue death penalty against poker player charged with killing parents
Survey shows majority oppose gambling change - Bermuda

Friday, 23rd October

Macau - The Street/Bloomberg
Sands Seeks Funds to Resume Macau Work

Singapore - WSJ & Business Week
Progress at Genting's Singapore casino puts pressure on Sands
Singapore Bets on Casino Gambling

Rota, C.N.M.I. - Saipan Tribune
4 groups now eyeing casinos on Rota

London - The Times, Daily Mail & London Evening Standard
Casino entrepreneur arrested after wife stabbed to death
Casino mogul held on suspicion of stabbing his wife to death
Casino woman stabbed to death in London penthouse
Detenido en Londres el ex portavoz del consorcio ILD, Mark Campbell
La Policía británica investiga la muerte de la esposa de un directivo de la promotora de Gran Scala
Aristocrat Expands Team to Capitalize on Latin American Growth - 30th September.

Las Vegas - LVR-J & Las Vegas Sun
Wynn employee, tired of dealing with smoke, sues
"The court filing by Wynn dealer Kanie Kastroll accuses Wynn Las Vegas of breaching its duty to provide a safe workplace for employees and seeks damages of more than $5 million."
Strip resort sued over second-hand smoke
Should Vegas still be smoking? - The Moveable Buffet. L.A. Times.
Dealer Files Smoking Lawsuit Against Wynn - KLAS TV
Casino Workers Concerned Over Second-Hand Smoke -

Las Vegas - CNBC, LVR-J & Politics Daily
Middle America Will Feel Brunt of Current Policies: Wynn
Wynn won't quiet views
Vegas Casino Boss Bets Heavily Against Dems
A special report.; A Gambling Impresario Leaves Little to Chance - New York Times December 1998
Steve Wynn Crushes Obama Jobs Plan Part 1
Steve Wynn Crushes Obama Jobs Plan Part 2

Detroit - Greektown Press release
Beat the Chicken is Back at Greektown Casino-Hotel

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Bally Technologies Announces Favorable Federal Court Ruling in Bally iVIEW™, IGT Wheel Patent Infringement Litigation

New York & Atlantic City - Bloomberg
Donald Trump Must Disclose Details of Bankrupt Casino Holdings

Cincinnati - New York Times
Ohio Casino Campaign Spending Tops $31 Million

Australia - Herald Sun
Gambling's pressing productivity issue

Rolling the Dice in China's Gambling Capital - MarketWatch

additional  headlines...
Former Tropicana operator’s Tahoe license approved
Crystals at CityCenter Achieves LEED(R) Gold Certification - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Genting Malaysia buys $15 mln Wynn mortgage notes - Reuters
Not so lucky: $1m lottery winner left empty-handed after shop worker pockets his prize
Tamworth man lost wife's cash in one night casino spree

Thursday, 22nd October

Alain Robert "The French Spider-Man" prepares for Climb in Las Vegas! from Marrone Video on Vimeo.

Alain Robert "The French Spider-Man" prepares for Climb in Las Vegas!

Las Vegas - LVR-J - Howard Stutz
CityCenter valued below cost - MGM Mirage: Half-stake in project worth $2.44 billion

Australia -
Internet gambling ban on cards in radical plan

Goa - Channel News Asia
Goan casinos facing closure as govt cracks down on underage gambling

South Florida - Sun-Sentinel & St. Petersburg Times
Cretul to feds: clamp down on tribal gambling
House leader wants to shut down gambling at Seminole casinos
"Until the banked card games (and slot machines) are shut down and the tribe gives some indication that it is willing to abide by the law, and ultimately its agreements," Cretul wrote, "it would appear that the state would be ill-advised to enter into any compact with the tribe."

Hong Kong & Macau - Business Wire (October 13th)
CS China Acquisition Corp. Enters into Definitive Stock Purchase Agreement with Asia Gaming & Resort Limited

Port Canaveral - USA Today
Casino ship returns to action at Port Canaveral

France - Daily Telegraph
Friends in court over casino winnings
Should a person who pushed the button be entitled to a share of a slot jackpot even if they didn't pay for the game ?

Sheffield - Sheffield Telegraph
Casino's new year upgrade

additional  headlines...
ACT: New unlawful gambling Bill -
Rank submits response to gaming machines tax consultation -
Eurosport betting company SPS to launch Italy site - eGaming Review
Bookies a 'source of crime and anti-social behaviour' - Tottenham Journal
Israel to extradite lotto scam suspects to US - Jerusalem Post
Caroline Wozniacki faces investigation after Luxembourg Open retirement
James Packer faces showdown with villagers over polo centre

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