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Wednesday, 30th September

Israel - Globes Israel
Casino operator QLI to delist from AIM

Hong Kong -, Reuters & Bloomberg
Wynn prices Hong Kong IPO at top of range
"The US gaming company, controlled by Steve Wynn, would sell a 25 per cent stake in its Macao business at HK$10.08 per share, the upper end of a price range of HK$8.52 to HK$10.08."
Strong Wynn Macau IPO puts pressure on debut, rivals
Wynn Said to Raise $1.63 Billion in Hong Kong IPO
Wynn punts on Asia’s great casino game - FT Alphaville blog

Buenos Aires & Las Vegas - Yahoo/Business Wire
Bally Technologies Presents Superior Arsenal of Revenue-Generating Games and Systems at SAGSE

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
What happened to the theme in Vegas’ theme resorts?
Venetian: Company owes $173,550 after poker tourney canceled
Casino scammers in Black Book plead guilty to cheating slots

Atlantic City -
Atlantic City reconsiders casino smoking ban

Australia - Business Spectator
Hedley Leisure & Gaming posts $178.7m full-year loss

British News
Crossing the line: Gamblers swap horses for football
Bets on horseracing now make up under 30% of all British Bookmakers revenue.
British Horseracing Authority opens new front in war of words with bookies
Dispute over horse race bet cash - BBC
Down To 40! - WSOPE Main event

additional headlines...
Benefit raises $8M for Agassi school in Vegas
Elaine Wynn, Kevyn Wynn, Andre Agassi & Stefanie Graf
Empire Strikes Back in Casino Battle - WSJ
Wilbur Ross looking at casino sector
Employees in gaming sector down 3.6% - Macau Daily Times

Tuesday, 29th September

Philadelphia - Philadelphia Inquirer
14 people arraigned after protest at site of SugarHouse Casino - Casino-Free Philadelphia

i/eGaming - eGaming Review
William Hill: why we made our Gibraltar move
Bwin tops Power 50 for second year running

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun: Liz Benston & Steve Green
Downturn lights a path to casino control - Buying debt instead of stock.
Station Casinos wants ‘breathing room’ from employee wage suit

Malta - Times of Malta
Minister promises Malta would not become one big casino

Atlantic City -
Hotel Workers Union OKs Deal With 4 NJ Casinos

Manila - Yahoo/Business Wire
Elixir Gaming Provides Update on Impact of Tropical Storm Ondoy on Its Philippine Operations

British News
Ian Munns leads WSOPE at the end of Day 2
Gooooo Devilfish - See YT video below...

Tobias Reinkemeier vs Roland De Wolfe - Sick hand at EPT Barcelona 2009
Action replay - What's the ruling on this EPT hand ?

additional headlines...
No Dice on Casinos this year - Massachusetts
09/29 U.S. Casino Operators Bet on Macau - AOL/NYFP
Fed judge: Ala. 'Bingo' machines are illegal slots - CNBC

Monday, 28th September

Australia - New Zealand Herald
Woolworths forced to come clean on gambling business
"Woolworths holds a 75% stake in the Australian Leisure and Hospitality (ALH) group which operates more than 270 licensed venues and 450 retail liquor outlets."

London - Bluff Europe
186 return for WSOPE Main Event Day 2
With 334 total starters there were 28 fewer players in the WSOPE main event than in 2008.

Connecticut - The Day
"Mr. Casino" collapses during court appearance

Behind the Scenes at Smart Live Casino London
Derren Brown | How To Beat A Casino | Channel 4
Friday, 2nd October.

Monday night football....

Fantasy Football 01

London & Australia - Daily Mail
Princess Beatrice's ex charged with cocaine possession after crashing £40,000 Audi as he 'skipped out on casino bill'

London & Johannesburg -
Dragonfish Signs Exclusive Agreement With Tsogo Sun Gaming Group

Macau - Macau Business
Unemployment edges up
Gaming wages, employee numbers decrease
Survey on Manpower Needs and Wages for the 2nd Quarter 2009 - Gaming Industry
Taiwan Penghu county says no to casinos

Taiwan - Bloomberg & Sharecast
Astro, Firich Enterprises Drop on Taiwan Casino Vote - Firich Enterprises
AMZ in casino vote setback
AMZ Holdings announces failure of Penghu Taiwan referendum for gaming resorts - Down 60% this morning. - AMZ Holdings Plc.

additional headlines...
October 2009 Casino International Magazine
DublinBet Awards a New Mini Cooper in their Latest Promotion
HIE and IMG unite for global push on WSOP brand

Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th September
Phil Hellmuth's Caesar Entrance
Doyle Brunson Kicks Off The WSOPE Main Event 

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Station Casinos details lease arrangement, rejection of Boyd
Will Vegas advertising that worked before, work again?
In reversal, Fontainebleau lenders suggest liquidation
Fontainebleau Las Vegas - An 7 minute look around the deserted unfinished interior.

Las Vegas - Stratosphere Press release
Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower – Official Statement Regarding the Passing of Bob Stupak

Las Vegas - AP, Fox5 Vegas, Las Vegas Sun, WSJ & Gaming Today
Las Vegas' Stratosphere developer dies at 67
Friends Reflect On Bob Stupak's Life
Brash huckster and visionary builder Bob Stupak dies at 67
Las Vegas Impresario Bob Stupak Dies 
Flamboyant casino developer Bob Stupak dies at 67

Taiwan - AFP, eTaiwan News, China Post & Taipei Times
Taiwan islands hold referendum on casinos
Over 70,000 Penghu residents eligible to vote in casino referendum
Casino referendum to take place on Pescadores today
Residents of Penghu reject casino resort plan
"With a total of more than 70,000 eligible voters, only about 42%, or a little more than 29,000 people, turned out to vote. Of them, 17,359 voted against the casino plan, while 13,397 voted  for it."

Las Vegas - Reuters
BUY OR SELL-Is Vegas recovery reality or mirage for MGM?

Michigan - Gaming Today
IGT’s electronic baccarat debuts in casino
IGT - Golden Baccarat™

Canada - Vancouver Sun
Unregulated Internet gambling firms stripping millions from Canadian economy

British News
Phil Hellmuth arrives late for WSOPE Main Event dressed as Caesar - Bluff
World Series of Poker Europe Main Event -- Day 1A - Card Player
Jack Effel Tournament Director Extraordinaire Part 2
Jack Effel Tournament Director Extraordinaire Part 1
North Wales boxer 'lost £5,300 before garage raid
Europe conquers in Caesar’s Cup - Poker Channel Europe
Betfair ordered to use over-25s in its poker ads
Social worker stole council money to pay for gambling
"It was estimated the 41-year-old Leicester City Council employee placed bets of more than £150,000 on an internet gaming site between 2005 and 2008."

additional headlines...
UEFA probe 40 suspicious results - AFP
MGM Mirage: request to use manpower for Ho Tram Strip project
Phoenix Greyhound Park to Close on Dec. 19 - Competition from Tribal casinos.
Dispute over Ohio anti-casino ad escalates - Com
Contradictions and challenges, Gambling in Trinidad &Tobago - Jamaica Gleaner

Friday, 25th September

Detroit - Detroit News
Gambler loses lawsuit against MotorCity Casino
Gambler is Dealt a Bad Hand from Judge - WJBK FOX 2 Detroit.

Las Vegas - In Business Las Vegas/LVS
The party’s over for out-of-control nightclubs, regulator says

Carson City, Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
Manufacturer of slot that can match gambler’s desired pace is licensed

Casino Europa Balti
One of two new promotional videos for Casino Europa's operations in Moldova.
Casinos of course are now closed in Russia and the Ukraine.

San Diego & Indiana - AP & Chicago Tribune
8 charged in San Diego in casino card scam
Casino game scheme alleged
NW Ind. casino dealer charged in cheating ring
Authorities Arrest Dozens In Casino Conspiracy

Hong Kong - Bloomberg
SJM to Sell Convertible Bonds to Fund Macau Casinos
Stanley Ho May Switch Hospitals ‘Within Days,’ Apple Daily Says

Macau - Macau Hub 22nd September.
Sociedade de Jogos de Macau opens 20th casino at cost of US$352 million

Gibraltar - CityAM
Gambling’s old world gent who has become a new media entrepreneur

Macau - Macau Business
Wynn eyes Cotai strip
Macau visitor numbers edge up after bad year

British News
World Series of Poker Europe Event 3 -- Day 2 Recap

additional headlines...
Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow
Mike Matusow: Check-Raising the Devil (Hardcover)

Feds Seize More Accounts in Maryland Tied to Online Gambling - Gambling 911
Police caught 87 alleged illegal workers in Cotai - Four Seasons Hotel
Italy's last prince to stand trial after sex and gambling investigation,_Prince_of_Naples
Two Harrah's security guards caught on tape and charged with theft at the casino

Thursday, 24th September

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - ClipSyndicate/WHP CBS 21
Table games to get chance

Hong Kong & Macau - The Australian & AFP
Wynn Macau plans casino for lucrative Cotai district
China has lifted curbs on Macau visits: casino mogul
"Wynn, in Hong Kong to announce details of the listing of Wynn Macau on October 9, said Guangdong residents can now get a visa to travel to the gaming enclave once a month, compared to once every three months previously." - $71. WYNN stock was under $20 in March.

Macau & Las Vegas - Reuters &
Wynn puts focus on gaming ahead of Macau IPO
Wynn Resorts upbeat about Hong Kong IPO

Hong Kong - Bloomberg
Casino Operators SJM Holdings, Galaxy Slide in Hong Kong Trading 

British News
Open day for Scarborough casino - BBC North Yorkshire
NI gambling laws being reviewed - BBC Northern Ireland
Crypto live with new licensee Virgin - eGaming Review
MIP MAG WSOPE 2009 EPISODE 3 - French report on the WSOPE.
World Series of Poker Europe -- Erik Cajelais Wins Event No. 2 
Better the Devilfish you know - The Sun

additional headlines...
Wettbewerb der Casinos - Staff redundancies in Duisberg, Germany. WDR.
Casino bid involves choices as a society - Taipei Times: Columnist opinion
DeNaples hands off casino to daughter
Proposal to open casinos leads Ohio ballot issues
Alperon's son charged with blackmailing young gamblers - Israel. Jerusalem Post
Gambling addicts suicidal - Singapore research. Straits Times
Control chamber fixed violations in slot machines function - Armenia
Judge said Kerkorian probably knew of wiretapping

Mobile Casino : LeCroupier |

Wednesday, 23rd September

Macau & Singapore - Reuters & Daily Telegraph
Wynn sees no threat to Asia casinos from Singapore
Wynn IPO owes more to greed than Lady Luck

Las Vegas -
Vegas Could Be Terrorist Target

Macau & Las Vegas - Time Magazine
Macau: Is the Casino Boom Back?
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: How One Giant Casino Could Turn Around Vegas

Atlantic City - Bloomberg
Taubman Will Relinquish Atlantic City Shops to Lender
Atlantic City, NJ - The Pier Shops at Caesars, billboards

U.S. Casinos & job creation
Legalization of table games could mean 10k new jobs in Pennsylvania casinos
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: How One Giant Casino Could Turn Around Vegas
Fact-Checking Casino TV Ads: Will Issue 3 Create 34,000 Jobs? - Ohio

France - Bloomberg
France Poised to Deliver Jackpot for U.K. Gambling Companies

Albany N.Y. - Rockerfeller Institute of Government
State/Local Gambling Revenues Drop by 2.8 Percent Across U.S

U.S. - Gaming Today
U.S. gambling revenues slip in fiscal 2009
Some analysts skeptical of Fontainebleau deal
MGM MIRAGE sets opening dates for CityCenter

British News
WSOPE Event 2 Final Table

additional headlines...
Resorts turning over ownership to company owned by Wells Fargo
Mississippi casino revenue falls in August - AP
Chair of Slot Machine Association Quits over Funding Furor - Finland
More than 180 companies will be present in SAGSE Buenos Aires
Casino fined for allowing gambling addict to play - Atlantic City

Tuesday, 22nd September
Casinos in Orlando ? - FOX 35 Orlando.
CityCenter Gives Good Job News To Hundreds -

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Clark County gaming win over five years - Graphic

Spain - InterGameOnline
Gran Scala project branded "hopeless" - 32 casinos down to 1 ?

Macau - WSJ
Stanley Ho Adds Macau Casino

Macau - Macau Business, Bloomberg & SMH
Junket commission cap comes into force
Macau Caps Junket Commissions at 1.25%, Cutting Casinos’ Costs
Despacho do Secretário para a Economia e Finanças n.º 83/2009
Casinos told: 'cut commissions'

Helsinki -
Finland's Slot Machine Association Takes Firmer Stand on Funds

Fiji - Fiji Times
State considers casinos for revenue generation

British News
JP Kelly Wins Event #1 Footage + Interview
Yarmouth's Grosvenor Casino backs city
Matt Le Tissier will not face charges over Southampton FC betting revelations

additional headlines...
10 WORST CITIES TO RAISE A FAMILY: Education, crime problems give Las Vegas a bad rap - LVR-J. Las Vegas is ranked 8th worst out of 100 U.S. cities.
Bulgaria Football Team Victim of International Gambling Mafia
Pay up: Casino needs to honor its arena commitment - Pittsburgh

Bingo Hall Raided in St. Clair Co.
Alabama - Worth watching to see the unusual devices confiscated.

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