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Monday, 21st September

Las Vegas - Reuters/Market Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Is Founding Member of "Team Earth"

Washington - Reuters
White House examines new rules for tribal casinos

Gaming Investments - Las Vegas Sun
Gaming giants didn’t go bankrupt, so stock prices rose

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter Initiates Job Offers for 12,000 Permanent Positions
"More than 1,300 table game dealers, floor supervisors, slot operators and guest service representatives will work in ARIA's casino"
160,000 applications later, CityCenter makes job offers
Vegas Hiring Binge - MSNBC

Hong Kong - The Australian
Wynn Resorts to raise $US1.6bn in Hong Kong IPO of Macau casino assets
"Analysts said a fundamental difference in attractiveness between the two offerings was that the purpose of Wynn's IPO was to strengthen its balance sheet while the Sands' IPO was aimed at reducing its heavy debt load."
Wynn Macau's Net Profit Slips

Detroit, Michigan - &
Longtime gambler wants losses from casino
Michigan gambler file suit against Motor City Casino to give back losses

Arizona - Arizona Republic
Gila River opening new $200 million hotel-casino next month - 1,002 slots & 71 table games.

Macau - Reuters
China easing Macau visa rules, casinos eye record Oct
China eases Macau visas; casino shares soar

Nevada - Reno Gazette-Journal
Aristocrat looks to expand slot machine manufacturing, will be a challenger to IGT

Las Vegas -
Vegas can cash in, says MGM Mirage
"The 12,000 available positions at CityCenter have attracted more than 160,000 applications, underscoring the extent of the economic downturn that has hit the city."

Two interesting promotional videos...
Microgaming's Live dealer product & NCL's Casinos at Sea

Live Dealer Casino Software von Microgaming

Norwegian Cruise Line Casinos from Harold Smiley Davis on Vimeo.

Norwegian Cruise Line Casinos
NCL's Casinos at Sea Players Club

British News
£1k NLH Day 2 We Lose The Final Table Bubble

additional headlines...
The Giant on the Prowl Again - Harrah's. Global Gaming Business
No takers for P.E.I. mini-casinos
NFL's stance on gambling is absurd - Sports Illustrated
City Center set to offer thousands a new job while other casinos follow suit
Palau mulls legal Cockfighting, Gambling - Pacific Islands Daily Report
Robbers use tomahawk and shotgun to hold up betting shop - Sydney

Saturday & Sunday, 19th & 20th September

Taiwan - Taiwan Headlines/CNA
Civic group to monitor casino referendum in Penghu

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
CityCenter to begin making nearly 12,000 job offers Monday

Hong Kong - Bloomberg
Wynn Seeks Up to $1.63 Billion in IPO of Macau Assets

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Wynn aims to hire 1,000 locals

Macau & Ireland - Irish Independent
Seanie's casino deal off

Bulgaria - Novinite & BBC Europe
Freak Repeat Fuels Lottery Enthusiasm in Bulgaria
Bulgarian lottery repeat probed
The same six numbers (4, 15, 23, 24, 35 and 42) were drawn on the 6th & 10th September.

Goa - Times of India & The Peninsula
Goa tourism minister gets interim bail in casino extortion case
Goa minister alleges Congress plot to nail him in casino extortion case

Annette Obrestad Interview
Annette_15 has now reached the rip old age of 21 !
Adjudications - Betfair Ltd - Recent ASA ruling on Betfair Poker email campaign.

Las Vegas - AP
Analyst: Fontainebleau could cost $2B to finish

The Palms - 8 years video compilation

Massachusetts - Boston Globe/AP
Mass. leaders lining up behind resort casino push

Washington & California - U.S. Department of Justice
Eight More Individuals Charged in Casino-cheating Conspiracy

Macau - Reuters
Galaxy sees Macau gaming recovery, welcome IPOs

Las Vegas Sun...
Penn National surfaces as possible Fontainebleau buyer
Las Vegas jobless rate soars to record 13.4%
"The department said the unemployment rates in Las Vegas and Reno were nearly double a year ago. The rate in Las Vegas was 7.1% in August 2008."

Ground broken on casino that Station will manage
Barred from casinos, alleged scammers closer to trial

British News
World Series of Poker Europe Event 1 -- Day 1B
Xscape: Casino plan a winner - Milton Keynes
Town welcomes plan for Selandia’s floating casino - Barrow-in-Furness
Gamble pays off as casino staff complete Three Peaks - Portsmouth

Illusionist Derren Brown hopes to beat casino roulette wheel - Daily Telegraph

EPO Champion Crowned - Poker Chanel Europe
WSOPE Day 1a £1000 NLH - Poker Chanel Europe

additional headlines...
With table games at Pa. casinos come jobs - Philadelphia Inquirer
Hang Lung Property chairman says Singapore casinos will fail
Colorado gambling revenue slides from July highs, but tax revenue soars
Las Vegas clubs get slapped for bad behavior - L.A. Times
Casino operator's $27 million bid for Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie points to gaming

Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th, September

Atlantc City - AP
Trump Plaza dealers seek to scrap AC union

Ukraine - Kiev Post
Gambling dens go online to evade ban

Estonia - Baltic Business News
The state to make terms for internet casinos harsher

Atlantc City - UPI & Philadelphia Inquirer
Suspects arrested in Atlantic City thefts
Chips are down for 2 men after casino heists
"On Tuesday, the same man and an accomplice struck twice at Caesars Atlantic City, hitting closed gaming tables at 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. to pilfer $53,550 in chips."

Las Vegas Sun...
Caesars Palace dealers protest on Strip
Fontainebleau: Bank no longer ‘seeking to destroy’ project
Potential buyer in negotiations for stalled Fontainebleau project
Shareholders sue MGM Mirage directors over fallen stock price
Harrah’s buys Planet Hollywood debt - April 2007

Montenegro - Deutsche Welle
Monte Carlo in Montenegro - Russische Investoren planen Casinos an der Adria

Macau - WSJ
SJM Sees Macau Revenue on the Rise

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
CityCenter Opens Doors to World's Most Spectacular Offerings in One Singular Setting, December 2009

MGM City Center Las Vegas Grand Coming December 2009

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat to Welcome a Record Number of Operators for Oasis 360(TM) Customer Summit

Fontainebleau Las Vegas from Running Bull Productions on Vimeo.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas
"An inside look at the mega casino as it lays dormant pending bankruptcy."

British News
Supercasino can be built in city - Southampton
Praesepe acquires The Crystal Rooms in London's Leicester Square
Evolution Gaming to Power Sky Betting and Gaming

additional headlines...
APCW Perspectives Weekly for September 18th, 2009
POKO THE DONK - Perchè Sanremo è Sanremo - How's your Italian ?
What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas - CNBC
MGM MIRAGE Announces Amendments to Pending Exchange Offer
Analysts: The House Doesn't Always Win in Vegas

Tuesday, 15th September
There'll be no updates to Gaming floor from today until Friday, 18th September as I'll be at Clarion Gaming's European i-Gaming Congress & World Poker Congress in Copenhagen.

There will however be a blog style report on the Forum @ the very imaginatively titled thread...

Eig and WPC in Copenhagen - 15th to 17th September
Video will then follow as soon as a I get my act together. Ian

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